November 25, 2013
Obama and Kerry Have a Chamberlain Moment
By Brigitte Gabriel
It is often said that bad things happen in the dark of night and this past Saturday night in America seems to have confirmed that adage.
Late Saturday night, it was announced that, largely led by US Secretary of State John Kerry working at the behest of President Obama, world powers had inked an “interim deal” of sorts on Iran’s nuclear program. (The Washington Post has the story here. )
While John Kerry has hailed this as a great triumph for peace, more sober minds are calling it what it is: capitulation.
In the Islamic world, the only time you come to the negotiation table, is to negotiate the terms of your surrender. America is failing time and time again in dealing with its enemies.
John Kerry coming home from Geneva to celebrate a deal with the genocidal Ayatollahs who rule Iran can only be compared to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain coming back to Britain from Munich in the fall of 1938 waving a piece of paper with Adolf Hitler’s signature on it declaring “peace in our time.”
Israel has perhaps the greatest reason to be concerned and Prime Minister Netanyahu didn’t mince any words when he released a statement about what amounts to a betrayal of America’s long-time ally in the Middle East, calling the deal a “historical mistake”.
We can’t help but wonder about the timing of this announcement. Seldom, if ever, are major announcements made in the middle of the night on a Saturday. Could the Obama administration be hoping that other news stories will emerge to distract the American people from their latest bad idea?
Obamacare has become a fiasco to be sure, but, when it comes to Iran and nuclear weapons, the stakes could be even higher for the future of America. When and if Iran becomes armed with nuclear weapons, future generations will look on us today much the way generations looked on those who had the opportunities to stop Hitler but failed and say,”How did they ever let it happen?”
This deal was doomed to be bad right from the start. Two of the parties to the talks, Russia and China, both have sold weapons and nuclear technology to Iran over the years. Another party to the talks, France, has been resisting Obama/Kerry’s desperation to ink a deal, any deal, only to be bullied by Obama’s gang.
Now, other allies are breaking ranks with Obama. Canada has expressed concerns about the Obama/Kerry/Ayatollahs agreement and will NOT reduce its sanctions against Iran, despite the new deal.
By far the best analysis of just how terrible the deal with Iran truly is comes from Ambassador John Bolton writing in The Weekly Standard
We can summarize Mr. Bolton’s analysis with 4 points:
- Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium—which it is doing in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and the terms of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which Iran is a party.
- Iran will be allowed to continue enriching uranium.
- There are aspects of Iran’s nuclear program that the deal does not even address. Moreover, there are secret aspects of their nuclear program that the Iranians are not disclosing at all.
- Iran has gained legitimacy and psychological momentum in the world arena thanks to Obama/Kerry’s capitulation.
- All of this and, in return, Iran gets relief from economic sanctions that Republican and Democratic administrations and Congressional leaders have agreed for decades were necessary to pressure Iran.
- Iran has never been held to account for its long-time sponsorship of Jihadist terrorist organizations, such as Hezbollah and HAMAS.
- Iran has never been held to account for its active support for the insurgents who were fighting US GIs in Iraq, including supplying them with sophisticated, deadly weapons.
- Iran has never been held to account for its support for the Taliban forces fighting US GIs in Afghanistan, again, including supplying them with sophisticated, deadly weapons.
- There are myriad reasons never to trust the Ayatollahs in Iran, yet Obama and Kerry want us to trust them with the most potentially deadly technology in the world.
We’ve seen this script before—in North Korea. World powers—including Russia and China who were supplying the North Koreans with weaponry and technology—inked a deal with that country, only to have North Korea go ahead and build nuclear weapons anyway. But make no mistake, even more than the isolated regime in Pyongyang, a nuclear armed Iran, with its oil wealth and terrorist network, poses a huge threat to world peace and US national security
This latest development reinforces the vital need here in the United States for grassroots activism on issues involving national security. ACT for America will continue to strive to educate and inform Americans and our elected officials on the state and federal levels about the threats posed by Iran and develop legislative and other initiatives to empower them to make wise policy decisions.