So our dear president is in search of a legacy. I guess a staggering economy just waiting to collapse below 2008 levels is not enough. I guess wrecking the best healthcare system the world has ever seen is not enough. I guess fanning the flames of division and hatred between citizens of this country is not enough. No, our president has his sights set on an Iranian nuclear deal as his signature legacy accomplishment.
And what a legacy this could turn out to be. CNN crowed after the initial framework was announced on April 2nd,
Obama moved closer to the kind of staggering diplomatic breakthrough with the Islamic Republic that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. If the political agreement reached in Switzerland turns into a genuine pact honored by both sides, Obama will be entitled to a place in history as the leader who defused an intensely bitter estrangement with Iran.
If the situation wasn’t so dire, I would laugh myself into a cracked rib at such neo-Pravda reporting. I definitely believe there will be a special place in history for Obama but it’s going to be a little different from what CNN is imagining. Fortunately, the real truth is out there and we better take heed and fast. The window for effective action is closing rapidly.
This week, Frank Gaffney and national security experts Claire Lopez, Ken Timmerman, and Admiral “Ace” Lyons at the Center For Security Policy laid out the clear facts of what is really going on with these negotiations during a symposium most accurately titled the “Iran Truth Panel”. What they had to say was very sobering.
There are two key points made clear in the framework announcement that we have to understand. First, Iran is permitted to continue to enrich uranium. Uranium enrichment has been prohibited by all of the previous U.N. sanctions yet our administration thinks it’s an appropriate provision now. Enrichment is the first step in any viable nuclear weapons program.
Secondly, Iran has made the elimination of Israel non-negotiable! The mullahs will not agree to anything that allows Israel’s continued existence. How can a president of the United States be at the negotiating table considering such a stipulation? Any wonder Netanyahu bypassed our president and spoke directly to Congress? Any wonder that Israel and Saudi Arabia are now cooperating to establish a joint Iranian deterrence?
These two points alone make this negotiation highly problematic for world security, but it gets worse. We know that Iran and North Korea are cooperating very closely on nuclear weapons development. It’s accepted in Washington that North Korea has about 20 viable nuclear weapons at this point. It’s estimated that they could create another 20 weapons in the next year. Heard that anywhere in the mainstream media? North Korea is most likely getting funding from Iran for this development. We know Iranian scientists have been present at all of North Korea’s weapon tests.
We also know that Iran has a very advanced ICBM program with missiles that are capable of reaching the United States. Couple this with the fact that North Korea has developed the ability to miniaturize their nukes thereby allowing them to be mounted on ICBM’s. The threat should now become clear even for Wolf Blitzer.
This great legacy agreement the administration seeks is just a Kabuki dance to keep everyone distracted from what is really in motion. What the uber-urbane John Kerry is negotiating does nothing to stop the real threat to our country. We are staring down the barrel of EMP destruction and our administration seems oblivious to it.
We have no missile defense on the east or gulf coasts. We are wide open for attack from a ship-launched missile and Iran has already demonstrated this capability. Iran has also established a missile base in Venezuela from which an ICBM could reach our soil in a couple of minutes. Our power grid is exceedingly vulnerable to an EMP attack and yet this administration has done nothing to harden it and protect we the people and our children from potential devastation.
Can this administration be this blind and dumb? As hard as it may be to believe, I don’t think so. There is evidence that in 2008 then candidate Obama opened a covert channel to the mullahs through Ambassador William G. Miller and urged them not to cut a deal with President Bush. Instead he told them to wait until he took office and they would find his policies much more to their liking. Do you think the mullahs like what they’re getting from Obama versus dealing with Bush? I think that’s a big yes.
Once Iran has a viable nuclear capability, nuclear deterrence that has kept the world safe for decades now no longer applies. Iran seeks a nuclear conflagration in fulfillment of their eschatology and it appears that our administration is providing the match for that fuse.
Frank Gaffney ended the Iran Truth Panel discussion this way; “We are dealing with national security fraud by the Obama administration.” Fraud for what aim? I suspect that will become clear soon.
The only alternative we have now is the immediate destruction of all Iranian nuclear capability and regime change in Tehran. There is no other way. Unfortunately, this won’t happen without regime change in this country.