It came as no surprise that this week the Obama Justice Department – obviously to get ahead of the curve since news of an Iranian terrorist plot would have leaked in any event – begrudgingly disclosed that Persian-American "cut outs" of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, with likely full approval of the supreme leader, had planned to line up Mexican drug cartels to assassinate the ambassador of Saudi Arabia and attack its Embassy and the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. If such a plan had actually materialized, this would have amounted to an act of war on American soil. As it was, this brazen act, coupled with President Barack Hussein Obama's failure to take any retaliatory military action, underscores why Israel must now act on its own to take out Iran's nuclear facilities. American resolve to remove the cancer in Tehran simply does not exist.
Indeed, the response of the Obama administration – echoed primarily by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – was simply to say that the United States would now seek greater economic sanctions, primarily through the United Nations. Even were these so-called sanctions enough – and they clearly are no more than a bad joke (economic sanctions have never worked, not with Cuba, the former Soviet Union or anywhere) – no mention was made by either the "mullah in chief" himself or his compromised secretary of state of any plan to at least revoke the visas for Iran's "diplomats" at the U.N. and its interest section in Washington, D.C.
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Instead, as has become vintage Obama – "vintage" even his leftist former supporters like New York columnist Maureen Dowd are now constantly mocking in virtually all spheres – the president simply beat his chest with empty rhetoric about how his administration would take action against this increasingly emboldened and aggressive Neo-Nazi regime in Tehran.
But is there a method to Obama's madness? As I have hypothesized in earlier columns, can it be that the president's minions – including the mastermind of the Clinton Chinagate scandal in the late 1990s, Hillary Clinton– are shaking down the radical Islamic leadership in Iran to launder huge campaign contributions into Obama-Democratic Party re-election coffers – just as illegal Chinese money helped the Clintons win re-election in 1996? And, since it is increasingly likely that Ms. Hillary will replace Joe Biden as Obama's vice presidential pick in 2012, she has a real interest in using her criminal expertise in illegally laundering foreign money to win these elections. Is this why the United States has all but ignored the growing Iranian nuclear cancer, while actively supporting the overthrow of other regimes in the Middle East – including the formerly pro-American and pro-Israeli Egyptian regime of former President Hosni Mubarak?
And, let's not forget that our corrupt attorney general, Eric Holder, was a principal "bag man" during the Clinton Chinagate scandal years. He assisted then-Attorney General Janet Reno in deep-sixing any meaningful Justice Department investigation of Chinese money laundering. This is discussed in my book "Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment."
It's a shame if not a tragedy that Republicans in Congress do not have the courage or the guts to investigate what may be Irangate. For years, and as just one example, I (and others) have prodded them to look into the outrage inside the Persian News Network of Voice of America, where Ali Sajjadi, the son of a mullah who advises the supreme leader, largely controls broadcasting content. As a result, Voice of America has not been used effectively – as President Ronald Reagan used it to help bring down the Soviet communist empire – to undercut the mullahs in Tehran and foment revolution in this most important country in the Middle East. What are the Republicans scared of? Or are some of them possibly taking money laundered by the regime as well, as was true in Chinagate? Indeed, this is why the congressional investigations I helped trigger while I was running Judicial Watch never went anywhere. Democrats, eager to shut them down and keep President Clinton from being impeached and convicted, dug up enough skulduggery by Republicans like party Chairman Haley Barbour to checkmate their opposition. As a result, the bipartisan mantra became so-called campaign-finance reform – the equivalent of saying let's pass new laws to keep "we politicians" from "killing again." What then ensued was McCain-Feingold, a disgrace of a piece of legislation that was largely both unconstitutional and unworkable.
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But Obama and the Republicans are not just the only problem when it comes to our non-existent foreign or military policy toward Iran. Where are those hardworking and prosperous Iranian- Americans, so rich and powerful in our society? Why have they not taken an active role in applying political pressure on our political leadership? Instead, with a population in Los Angeles alone of over 1 million, most seem more content to cruise around Beverly Hills and the San Fernando Valley in their Mercedes or BMWs, if not Bugattis (the famous and now deceased clothing designer Bijan was disgustingly touting his yellow Bugatti on billboards shortly before he died last spring) and otherwise living it up as their brothers and sisters in Iran are being brutally tortured and murdered by the mullahs and their fascist henchmen. If the mainstay of the Persian-American diaspora don't care enough about their own people to force positive American action – as many American Jews have accomplished with Israel over the last 60 plus years – then its is no wonder Democrats and Republicans go merrily along with what amounts to "bull---" excuses for not taking strong action against Tehran.
The bottom line is this, my friends. It's time to take the mullahs out, whatever the cost. Let's pray that the Israelis will now act, as the cowards in our political leadership will not. Is their inaction the result of Tehran's lining their political pockets with laundered campaign contributions, as occurred with Chinagate? I would not be surprised if this were the case, so corrupt is our government!