Since the Shah died some thirty years ago, Iran hasbeen an outspoken enemy of the United States, which it calls the “Great Satan.” At the same time, it has spread war, terror, and hatred throughout the Middle-East. Why does Iran hate the U.S. so vehemently? It is because the U.S. is basically a Christian nation and Shia Iran is a Christian-hating nation.
Until now the U.S. has been able to stand firm and not reciprocate Iran’s hatred and evil machinations. Essentially, America’s goals have been twofold: to provide for our national defense; and to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and a delivery means with which to threaten other middle-eastern countries and Israel.
The United Nations and all previous U.S. Administrations have successfully worked toward stopping Iran’s development and production of nuclear weapons. Hopefully, this time our drive to neuter nuclear Iran will also be successful and Iran’s development of a nuclear bomb will again be stopped, or at least be delayed. Unfortunately, the current U.S. Administration is following a feeble and feckless foreign policy, including a roll back of the United Nations’ and prior Administrations’ hard won nuclear weapons program agreements and concessions.
Further complicating the matter are Iran’s past pronouncements concerning Israel, about whom Iran has openly said that all Jews should be killed and the nation of Israel should be swept from the face of the earth. Many foreign policy experts maintain that this is only Iran’s over the top rhetoric. That’s what Neville Chamberlain said about Hitler’s pronouncements concerning the Jews in the 1930s.
The raw facts are that Iran has publicly stated many times over that it will not accept a negotiated agreement if that agreement means that the Jewish people will continue to exist. Iran would consider that to be a national humiliation. Being internationally humiliated may or may not be tolerable for Iran, but the annihilation of all Jews and the obliteration of all things Jewish can never be acceptable to Israel, and should never be acceptable to the international community.
Israel cannot embrace an agreement which leaves it vulnerable to extinction. From the viewpoint of the major mid-east players, Iran has little — very little — negotiating room; and Israel has none .In the past the U.S. has been willing to represent Israel’s interests and Israel has been comfortable with the U.S. doing so. But times and things have changed; Israel no longer believes that the U.S. can be trusted to represent its interests because President Obama seems willing, perhaps even anxious, to surrender previously negotiated, hard fought gains with Iran and to replace them with ambiguity.
Currently we have a President and Attorney General who, like Third World dictators, defy all their nation’s laws. They do whatever pleases them personally and politically, no matter what the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court, the Constitution and the international community says. They are both men of lawlessness who glory and revel in speaking untruths. For example, President Obama has steadfastly lied about Ben Ghazi and Obamacare.
Wittingly or unwittingly, he has joined a long line of dishonest, lawless world leaders. Karzai of Afghanistan defies the U.S. and refuses to sign an accord protecting American Servicemen even though it is to his country’s best interests to sign it; Pakistan refuses to mount an effective campaign to eliminate al-Qaeda terrorists headquartered in Pakistan; North Korea defies the United Nations with its nuclear weapons program; China has started defying the international community by claiming international air space; and here at home, knock out hoodlums defy our laws and assault innocent, unsuspecting citizens walking along their neighborhood streets.
Yes, it is an unwarranted stretch to link China to knock out gangs marauding down America’s city streets. But the point is that there is a spirit of lawlessness and defiance loose in the world which, if not soon contained, will lead to long term chaos and wanton civil ruin.
Some say that if Iran fails to negotiate in good faith, China and Russia will be embarrassed and might start cooperating with the west … yes, and Mary Poppins knows how to fly with an umbrella. This line of thinking holds that if Iran is handled carefully and properly it will one day discover that peace is more helpful to it in the long term than sowing discord.
If Iran were ruled by logic and common sense, such a revelation might be possible. However, history teaches us that countries like Iran which are run by Islamic governments are not easily moved by logic, cooperation or common sense.
No matter how hard we wish a thing doesn’t make it true. Fanatical Iran has deliberately chosen to be America’s enemy. According to the Koran, there is only one way for the U.S. to overcome its hatred. All Americans would have to renounce their Christianity and convert to Islam. Still, that is more likely than all Iranians converting to Christianity.
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