Everyone knew this was going to happen: the Obama administration extended its negotiations with Iran over their nuclear weapons capability and released another $2.8 billion of frozen Iranian assets, granting the Iranian government further economic relief while they continue their development of weapons of mass destruction.
To borrow a phrase from our Dear Leader, let’s be clear. This is the same regime that has spewed from multiple layers of government, from the Supreme Ayatollah on down, the meme that the Jewish State should be destroyed as late as 2013. As recent as May of this year, the Iranian Supreme Leader stated in front of the Iranian parliament that Iran would fight jihad until America and Israel are no more.
Why is it that the Obama administration refuses to enforce the first deal Iran signed with the P5+1 powers but continues to allow, delay, and give the Iranians the time they need to successfully develop the bomb?
I wrote a thriller novel called Sugar last year that outlined my concerns on American policy in the Middle East and the array of threats against Israel. Unfortunately, my predictions are coming true.
It is obvious Iran wants to develop a nuclear weapon and are very close to doing so. It is also obvious to the world and most Congressional leaders that Iran is toying with the Obama administration, requesting delay after delay until they complete the development and testing process to field a WMD. Even former members of the Obama administration involved in the process of preventing Iran from going nuclear have publicly disagreed with the president over his handling of this issue and have called for crippling sanctions against Iran. Instead, this administration seems to want to allow Iran to get the bomb.
What would be the consequences of such a development? Israel’s existence would be immediately, continually, and forever threatened. Are we willing to write off our only democratic ally in the Middle East? Oil supplies in the Persian Gulf would be threatened.
A senior military officer in Iran only recently stated that Iran had developed the capability to destroy the U.S. Navy. The closure of the Strait of Hormuz would have long term economic consequences for the world as the price of crude oil would skyrocket and be sustained for the long term at high levels. Iran would also be emboldened to expand an empire across the Middle East and establish a Shia caliphate to restore the Persian empire. This could lead to a large-scale conflict between the new Sunni Islamic State and Iran, which could be devastating in its brutality and negative consequences for the free world.
Or what if ISIS and Iran decided to solve their differences and join forces to target Israel and the United States? In any scenario, the threat to our country and our allies is significant. We cannot afford to allow Iran to join the nuclear club.
If only our Dear Leader would see things in the same light; but alas, he doesn’t. Obama and Kerry think we can contain Iran as we did the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union may have been an evil empire; but at the end of the day, they were rational. Iran is not. That is the difference, and that is why Iran can’t be contained.
This is also why conservatives MUST win the Senate in November to bypass this treasonous administration and insert a viable foreign policy that increases sanctions on Iran to prevent the Islamic state from going nuclear.
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