Such a plethora of commentaries stating emphatically Obama’s arrangement with the Iranians is no deal at all. It isn’t! It is a Persian accommodation enabling a bad group to get a nuclear bomb. Iran has all the ingredients it needs. Its nuclear infrastructure remains intact not dismantled. When the freeze expires in ten years Iran will have the capability to go nuclear with little waiting time involved. That’s what we’re told; it could happen sooner.
The inspections Obama cites are hardly enforceable. The Iranians haven’t even honored their obligations on their previous nuclear activities. How then do we proceed forward with inspections when we have no viable information from before? That hardly matters anyway since we’re told they will not allow inspectors to visit Iranian military facilities. They’ll stonewall as before.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tells us he doesn’t trust America while his audience chants “Death to America”! That doesn’t suggest credibility! It’s a manipulative twist on reality: why should we trust him? Everything about him conveys deception. He demands we end all sanctions on the day he signs the deal. Who’s in charge here? Not America if Obama submits to this subterfuge.
We might pose this question? Why is Obama, the commander-in-chief of America allowing this arrangement to ensue when it’s flawed and changes the balance in the Middle East, which is already Iranian heavy with much of the region under their control. This developing Iranian hegemony has grown demonstrably on Obama’s watch. Is this incidental or an intended ploy to alter our world in the best interests of evil dominance? It is hard to envision an American president doing that. We’d rather attribute it to naiveté or lack of experience.
But when we examine Obama’s past, his affiliations, his alliances and the people who support him, such a reality of focus-driven-intent isn’t so hard to envision. More than that, we see his dependence on Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, his go-to-gal who orchestrates policy. Is it surprising she was born in Shiraz, Iran, has a dubious history of her own, and plays an influential role in decision making she is hardly qualified to do. Her history reads like a disturbing plot from a conspiracy movie we’d prefer to relegate to fiction.
Our enthusiasm for Obama back in 2006 as an up-and-coming verbally facile black man with dubious radical connections and lack of experience hardly mattered. The American elite were taken in by this seemingly erudite man; due diligence was hardly a consideration at that time. So here we are. On the verge of sanctioning a nuclear Iran – the worst bully in the region and the most active state sponsor of terrorism as described below by the American Coalition Against Nuclear Iran.
Since the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979 one of the defining hallmarks of the Iranian regime has been its habitual use of terrorism against the United States and its allies throughout the world and its ties to terrorist organizations. In addition to carrying out direct attacks, Iran has committed terrorism by proxy through Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban, militias in Iraq, and a plethora of other terrorist groups. Iran has a long history of terrorist attacks against the U.S. and Israel, mainly through bombings, abductions, and hijackings. Iranian dissidents and opposition leaders living in exile have also been subject to assassination.
Is this a country to whom you want to offer nuclear capability?
There are other approaches we could consider. The under-30 Iranian population equates to 70% of their population. That’s a lot of pent up yearning for a freer way of life that offers relief from passion-bashing rules that quell inspiration. The madness that monopolizes this country is enforced brutally by geriatric mullahs who rigidly proscribe their dictums on all these young people. Why not support Iran’s opposition in far more creative ways than this botched attempt to pursue a nuclear agreement. The Iranian people want regime change in Tehran. Why not help them get there. It benefits everyone.
We surely know how to do that. Wasn’t Obama’s misguided attempt to influence the Israeli election that same kind of effort though it fortunately failed. Why couldn’t it be used in a productive way to influence Iranian discontent? It exists to be sure. Why not tap it and feed it?
The sanctions we imposed originally should have remained in place. Obama eased sanctions which diminished his bargaining position. Those that are still in effect haven’t stopped nuclear development. Imposing economic hardship on Iran is the only strategy we had short of military action to thwart or at least slow their nuclear ambitions. Still, it is no surprise Khamenei requests the end of sanctions or no deal. That’s because it is an effective approach. If we remove what remains, they cannot be re-imposed. Imposing sanctions is a long arduous process not easily repeated.
This agreement has all the earmarks of failure. It leaves us vulnerable and places our Middle East allies in untenable straits. It will force countries in this already chaotic region to enter an arms race that can only lead to nightmarish outcomes.
But there is still another consideration. There are some who suggest the only remaining option is military action:
If inspections, sanctions, sabotage and political isolation ever had a chance to stop Iran from getting the bomb, that certainly is no longer the case. It is more evident than ever that only military action can stop a determined state, such as the Islamic Republic of Iran, from building a nuclear bomb. It remains to be seen whether Israel has elected the leader to live up to this historic challenge. Netanyahu is the only leader concerned enough about the consequences of a bad deal with the guts and the military capability to order a strike on the Iranian key nuclear installations.
Obama’s disdain for Israel’s Prime Minister might suggest he knows Netanyahu may be the leader with the courage to do what Obama cannot. We notice as well, there has been no discussion with Iran about securing Israel’s safety. It isn’t even an afterthought. Israel alone can attack Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities and set her nuclear capabilities back three to five years which buys significant time. And we know, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Gulf states, even Turkey would breath a considerable sigh of relief if that came to pass.
When America is dysfunctional so goes the world. Obama is sadly quite desperate to secure any deal. He possesses a crippling liberal persuasion that won’t allow him to use force. We see the feeble results of his effort. This deal will be his legacy. It will tell us we had a president who wanted a deal come-what-may, that allowed Iran to go nuclear with no obstacles in its path. No matter where you lie across the political divide, this will never be acceptable. And as Obama said himself in his New York Times interview: “I’ve been very clear that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon on my watch”.
His watch expires in one year and nine months.