Saturday, August 8, 2015
Obama Repeats the Past: Chamberlain Lives Again
Evil cannot be trusted no matter how clever one thinks of himself.
In September 1938, British Prime Minister (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Agreement permitting Nazi Germany to annex portions of Czechoslovakia in an act of appeasement to Adolf Hitler to avoid going to war. The agreement was signed by the major European powers of the time: Germany, Great Britain, Italy and France. Neville Chamberlain has gone down in history as one who attempted to appease Hitler who soon thereafter plunged the world into World War II resulting in the Holocaust and the loss of countless lives. The comparative naiveté between Chamberlain and his Munich Pact and the Obama/Kerry Iran Nuclear Agreement cannot be ignored.
After making matters worse in the Middle East by withdrawing U.S. troops out of Iraq and allowing that hard-fought-for territory to fall into the hands of ISIS without a strategy to contain the murderous group, President Obama, either out of shear naiveté or in a deliberate effort to weaken America (as some believe) has doubled down on his failed foreign policy with his Iran Nuclear Agreement.
By presenting a completely false narrative that the two choices are either his Iran deal or war (as did Chamberlain), President Obama, through his half-witted and failed presidential candidate Secretary of State John Kerry, said to the Islamic State we will not stop you militarily and then proceeded to hand Iran all it needs to be the best -financed nuclear threat in the Middle East. In a Neville Chamberlain-like way, Obama naively believes that appeasement will make the world safer. Unfortunately, Neville Chamberlain didn’t have the case study on Hitler at that time that Obama has on Iran today. Like North Korea under Clinton, Iran has lied and cheated their way closer to nuclear capability. He is ignoring history. The murderous regime led by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the largest state-sponsor of terrorism in the world. Evil cannot be trusted no matter how clever one thinks of himself.
Notwithstanding the U.N. Security Council’s support, let’s be clear what Obama offers the world with his theoretical (classroom-like) approach to international diplomacy which objectively poses an existential threat to us all:
1. Sanctions against Iran are lifted in advance of any verification of compliance with the agreement allowing them nearly $150 billion. “[I]t gives Iran a "massive infusion of cash," Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu said. "Iran will use this cash to fund its aggression in the region, and its terrorism around the world. As a result of this deal, there will be more terrorism, more attacks, and more people will die," he said.
2. There is no “anywhere anytime inspections” allowed and U.S. inspectors are banned from performing inspections altogether as confirmed by National Security Advisory Susan Rice. Rather, inspections are subject to an onerous notice and review provision with the IAEA which allows plenty of time to cover up any violations.
3. There is no limitation on Iran’s InterContinental Ballistic Missile program which is the mechanism by which nuclear warheads are launched. In fact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed Iran is not precluded from receiving weapons from Russia and China by this deal.
4. The deal allows nuclear production after ten years which gives the illusion that we are slowing down nuclear proliferation.
5. Yukiya Amano, head of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”), confirmed that confidential agreements exist with respect to the IAEA’s inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities. He said, these agreements cannot be given to the U.S. Congress.
6. Americans are left to rot in Iranian jails after this deal is done.
7. An arms race will begin in the Middle East. “The countries in the region threatened by Iran have already made clear that they will work to develop atomic bombs of their own. The deal that was supposed to end nuclear proliferation will actually trigger nuclear proliferation,” said Netanyahu.
The solution to abate this existential threat? Tighten the sanctions until Iran’s economy cannot breathe; put the option of preventing the Islamic State from acquiring a nuclear bomb through military force back on the table (as suggested by respected Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz); demand the release of our four Americans; Iran must agree that Israel has a right to exist; and Iran must stop funding terrorist groups around the world. Reject the nuclear deal; then we can talk from a position of strength!