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Posted By Pamela Geller On 11/24/2013 @ 3:47 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
A whole new terrible reality is upon us.
Obama said, “Today, that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure – a future in which we can verify that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful, and that it cannot build a nuclear weapon.”
Nothing could be further from the truth. Obama spins such fantastical tales knowing that the politically driven media will call this crushing defeat one of “the most unlikely – and potentially most meaningful – foreign policy victories of his time in office.” So said USA Today.
We are paying $7-10 billion in jizya, the tribute that subject non-Muslims are to pay to Muslims according to Islamic law. Algemeiner reported that “the deal calls for Iran to halt key parts of its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief said to be valued at approximately $7 billion.”
The analogy between this and the Munich agreement is absolute: Neville Chamberlain hailed “Peace in Our Time” after making massive concessions to Hitler for nothing in return. This agreement is just as bad. Worse, perhaps. Imagine if Hitler had nukes. All Iran does is promise to limit centrifuge production and to hold off on the construction of a plutonium reactor, along with cutting back on enriching uranium for 20 percent by six months.
A promise? From Iran? History has shown us that not only are these promises worthless, they are a device to stall for time while exacting painful concessions from the West. Iranians will “cut your throat,” said Reagan’s Secretary of State George Shultz. They’re “known as great rug merchants, not for nothing.”
And what about after those six months? United Against Nuclear Iran, or UANI, CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, declared: “By not agreeing to dismantle a single centrifuge, Iran has not rolled back its nuclear infrastructure and with the many centrifuges that it is currently operating, Iran retains the ability to breakout and produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon in as little as 2 months. At the same time, the carefully constructed sanctions architecture developed over decades has been significantly rolled back.”
Israel Finance Minister Yair Lapid, summed it up: “We had a choice here between the plague and cholera. We were left alone explaining the truth, and all of our options were bad. I don’t understand how the French Foreign Minister can call an agreement that doesn’t involve the dismantling of one centrifuge a ‘victory.’ I can’t understand the world’s failure to notice the nineteen thousand Iranian centrifuges.”
The Israeli Economy Minister, Naftali Bennett, added: “We awoke this morning to a new reality. A reality in which a bad deal was signed with Iran. A very bad deal. If a nuclear suitcase blows up five years from now in New York or Madrid, it will be because of the deal that was signed this morning.” And as bad as the deal is, it was worse. It was France that had walked away from it, calling it “a sucker’s deal” in early November, but French demands were incorporated into the interim agreement.
Iran President Rouhani agreed, saying: “Let anyone make his own reading, but this right is clearly stated in the text of the agreement that Iran can continue its enrichment, and I announce to our people that our enrichment activities will continue as before.”
Obama has overturned the order of the world. His abdication of American hegemony created a vacuum. As Ayn Rand said, “The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.”
No longer able to hide behind America’s skirts, other nations are stepping up. Filling the void. Realignment on a global scale.
Now Israel is started working with the Saudis, and France is considering aligning with Israel, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt, based on shared interests. Caroline Glick explains, “In seeking to block Iran’s nuclear weapons program, Israel has no lack of allies. America’s withdrawal has caused a regional realignment in which Israel and France are replacing the U.S. as the protectors of the Sunni Arab states of the Persian Gulf.”
Obama’s feckless, reckless and anti-freedom foreign policy has weakened the United States. Obama is a one-man wrecking ball. He has destroyed decades-long alliances, proving American an unreliable, fickle ally. Not only has he destroyed America’s word, her bond, he has taken our allies down with him, and in doing so, Tehran’s ayatollahs, Russia’s KGB state and Mao’s successors must take immediate steps to mitigate the damage Obama is causing. Congress could step in to clip his radical wings.
It is astounding. Consider how monumental the blunders of the jihadi stooge in the White House must be for an alliance of such divergent powers to align. Nothing happens for decades, then decades happen in a day. It is interesting to watch the Gulf States turning to Israel after being abandoned by Obama. The world is realigning and changing dramatically. And media paint every failure as some sort of success, thereby enabling further death and destruction. There are no checks and balances to this runaway president – power without accountability.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the only rational voice at the Kool-Aid party, said: “What was achieved yesterday in Geneva is not a historic agreement but rather a historic mistake. This is a bad agreement. It gives Iran exactly what it wanted – a significant easing of sanctions and allows it to keep hold of the most essential parts of its nuclear program. The agreement allows Iran to continue enriching uranium and leaves all the centrifuges in place which allow it to create fissile material for nuclear weapons. Economic pressure on Iran could have produced a much better agreement that would have led to a dismantling of Iran’s nuclear capacities.”
Obama mindlessly and aggressively sought to back Iran’s nuclear jihad. The Iranians smell blood and the fetid odor of a weak American president. Obama had been secretly negotiating for months to ease sanctions, and propose a deal giving Iran almost everything it wanted, for hollow and largely ceremonious lip service in return. And the result is further escalation. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif crowed that the deal was “a big success for Iran” and a sign that “all plots hatched by the Zionist regime to stop the nuclear agreement have failed.”
Obama remained silent while Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei declared that Israel was doomed to fail and called the Jewish state the “sinister, unclean rabid dog of the region.”
They’re emboldened by Obama’s sanction. Boosting Iran while blaming Israel – the jewicidals who helped put this saboteur in office while criticizing me for my forthright arguments opposing him are strangely silent.
This shows the diminished role of American Jews and how Obama and his accomplices are using the nuclear issue to drive a wedge between Israel and its American defenders.
And whom does Obama attack? Where is the White House’s “true appetite for confrontation and conflict”? Israel, of course. As I predicted in my book back in 2010.
This is breathtaking – Israel was always punished for being the proxy of the United States in region. America was the big Satan, Israel the little Satan. Now that Obama has thrown Israel under the nuclear bus, and Israel is turning to the Russians, as Netanyahu meets with Putin.
Poor Israel, diving for dear life, when it should be diving for pearls.
Obama’s foreign policy failures are like an out-of-control snowball tearing down Mount Kilimanjaro. Just when you think it can’t get any worse – Egypt, Libya, Benghazi, Eastern Europe, Honduras, the Baltic states, Russia, et al. And the king’s sniveling subjects in the enemedia are still polishing his boots.
When Obama was first elected in 2008, Victor Davis Hanson said that Obama was “anti-platonic”:
Plato said that the natural order of the world was chaos, it was war – peace was a parenthesis, it had to be achieved and worked at. I think in the Obama view that men like him that are charismatic, articulate, they can change the world because it’s naturally a peaceful thing until people like George Bush rush in and through their stubbornness – “smoke ‘em out dead or alive” vernacular – destroys it, but the fact of the matter is the only reason there is any semblance of peace and tranquility in the world today is because in places as diverse as the Aegean, planes over-flying in Greek airspace daily, where there’s near fighting on Cyprus, or whether we are talking about the Korean Sea and the Philippines and Taiwan and South Korean democracies not going nuclear because the United States is there, or whether Russian ships keep out of Norway every hour – all of that is predicated on the presence of the United States.
To be frank, or to put it a different way, Vladimir Putin doesn’t give a damn that Barack Obama is African-American. And the Chinese autocrats do not hear very well “hope” and “change” – it doesn’t translate to Chinese very well – and the Europeans don’t care if he has a nifty jump shot. All they want to know is half the world are vying to try to take advantage of regional opportunities if the United States is not there to stop mold, and to stop rust, which is the natural organic order of the world. They take advantage of it and our friends are there waiting to see which side to join. All of our friends in Europe know that, and Australia and South America. They don’t have deities. Nations don’t have deities like Barack Obama; they have interests. And their interests are predicated on who is going to win and who is going to lose. Into that void comes Barack Obama.
A world devoid of American moral authority and the absence of the superpower force for freedom is a savage world. We have entered a dark age, a brutal world. Nov. 24 will go down in world history as infamously as did the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and Oct. 1, 1938, when Czech frontier guards left their posts and German troops occupied the Sudetenland.
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