Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Mideast Maelstrom on Obama's Watch

Rarely in the history of American foreign policy has a U.S. president been so fundamentally wrong about a vital region in the world, with lethal consequences. President Barack Obama's legacy will be an unstable, roiling Middle East and North Africa. His policies are enabling a more aggressive Iranian regime to spread its Shiite brand of Islamic jihad throughout the region and gain a path to becoming a nuclear armed state. His withdrawal of all combat troops from Iraq in 2011, coupled with his abetting of the false hopes of the Arab Spring, have given rise to a strengthened Islamic State with ambitions for a transnational caliphate. [more...]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shocking: Experts Reveal How Terrorists Could Turn These 32 U.S. Cities into 'Radioactive Holes'

World War III may have already begun in the Middle East, with the destabilization of governments and expansion of terrorism in Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and Yemen. This is happening amid a struggle for regional dominance between two oil-rich Muslim powers, Shiite Iran and its rival across the Persian Gulf, Sunni Saudi Arabia. President Obama is promoting an agreement with Iran that, according to U.S. allies such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, would "pave the way" to Iran's theocratic regime acquiring nuclear weapons. Iran's ruling ayatollahs believe that they can bring about the global triumph of Islam by launching an apocalyptic war. It seems odd that President Obama wants to prohibit law-abiding Americans from owning a .22 caliber rifle, yet is eager to sign an agreement to help Iran's doomsday ayatollahs acquire atomic bombs. [more...]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Is Obama Ready to Confront Iran Over Yemen?

The Obama administration, while showing willingness to cave in to just about every Iranian demand in the ongoing nuclear negotiations, appears to be flexing its muscles in the Yemen proxy fight between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed toward the waters off Yemen from the Persian Gulf, escorted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy. Its presence will add to the fleet of other American warships already there, including cruisers and destroyers, conducting maritime security operations in or around the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb and the Southern Red Sea. If President Obama's track record of backing down in the face of Iranian demands in the nuclear talks is any indication, Iran does not have much to worry about. He will most likely back down as well from undertaking any consequential confrontation with Iran over Yemen. [more...]

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Iran Deal and What People Can Do Now to Stop It

This treaty/deal/agreement - whatever they are calling it - is bogus. The Iranian's signature on the agreement is worthless. Remember, we are dealing with a theocracy that bases everything it does on Islamic principles including principles of war and dealing with or deceiving your enemy.

One of the major tactics practiced by the prophet Mohammed in war is deception. There is even a law in Islam called "Taqiyah" which means you can utter any lie or sign any agreement to deceive your enemy while you are in a weak position. You can break that agreement as soon as you think you can defeat your enemy. 

Prophet Mohammed signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans called the "Treaty of Hudaybiah," which I discuss in my book. They were in a battle and he couldn't defeat them, so he signed the treaty with them promising that he will cease any confrontation or attack with them. Mohammad used the treaty to build his army and train and strengthen it. He broke the treaty two years later and attacked Mecca and took over the city in 24 hours because the Meccans were not expecting it. Thus, it became the principle battle of war strategy in Islam.
An example of this principle being used in recent years was the Oslo accord signed between Israel and Yasser Arafat in 1993. When the Arab media would ask Yasser Arafat, "How could you sign a peace treaty with the devil?" he would tell them: "Remember Hudaibiyah." The Arab street understood exactly what he was talking about while the West, including Israel, was oblivious. Arafat used the peace accord to build his police and train them (armed and trained by the Israelis, no less). In less than 8 years, Arafat turned against Israel and used his own forces trained by Israel to attack Israel and start the second Intifada. As a result, today Gaza is a mini terror state ruled by Hamas. Israel has a wall surrounding it to protect it from suicide bombers. Rockets fall like rain on Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority is basically nothing, except this time with Iran, we are doomed when Iran finishes the nuclear bomb. The West is too blind to see the writing on the wall or even learn from history.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Destroy Iran's Nuke Facilities... Don't Wait for Musical Chairs "Regime Change"

I share the legitimate concerns of center-right critics over the gravely delusive and dangerous concessions the Obama Administration appears hell-bent to agree upon in its nuclear negotiations with Iran.

It has also become axiomatic, however, that each center-right tocsin of looming calamity regarding the apparent disastrous essence of the Obama Administration's hotly pursued Iran nuclear deal will invoke the alleged panacea of Iranian "regime change." Invariably, truculent reminders of President Obama's failure to support what I have termed the Soylent Green Movement, during the summer of 2009 accompany the regime change chorus. While certainly not as damaging as the nuclear weapons-abetting Obama Administration "Iranian diplomacy," the incessantly repeated "alternative" notion of Soylent Green Movement-inspired regime change is another corrosive delusion, particularly when championed in lieu of near-term, targeted, concerted destruction of Iran's four known major nuclear materials production facilities.

Regardless of the attitudes of current political leadership and policymaking elites, across the political spectrum, polling data strongly suggests that an overwhelming majority of Americans are fully cognizant of Iran's intentions, and the unacceptable security threat posed by an Islamic Republic armed with nuclear weapons. Perhaps such gimlet-eyed Americans will elect equally astute political leaders also endowed with the courage necessary to authorize targeted military strikes which complete a task Israel will have initiated by 2015: destroying, or severely damaging the Islamic Republic of Iran's current nuclear development facilities, forestalling, and perhaps even preventing long term, a nuclear weapons-armed Iran. [more...]

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Obama Whitewashes Iranian Terrorism

The Obama administration is shamelessly whitewashing the Iranian regime’s state sponsorship of global terrorism, no doubt to help soften Iran’s image in preparation for trying to foist a bad nuclear deal on the American people. It also did the same thing for Iran’s jihadist proxy terrorist group, Hezbollah. The administration’s most recent unclassified version of the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community report published on February 26, 2015, delivered to the U.S. Senate by National Intelligence director James Clapper, conspicuously omitted any reference to the ongoing terrorist threat posed by Iran and Hezbollah. While acknowledging that Iran remains "an ongoing threat to U.S. national interests," the report noted Iran’s "intentions to dampen sectarianism, build responsive partners, and deescalate tensions with Saudi Arabia." The report also noted Iran's commitment of more resources to the fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State. [more...]

'Mindslaughtered:' U.S. Arms Negotiations - From Communists to Jihadists

Irrational, hypocritical attacks on Sen. Tom Cotton and the GOP-47 for their March 9, 2015 "Open Letter to the Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran" notwithstanding, the Senators' message has had a salutary clarifying effect. We now know that the looming nuclear agreement with Iran:

1)      will be a non-binding agreement under international law.
2)      will not be converted into binding obligations by the U.N. Security Council.
3)      will not be submitted to Congress for a vote.

This latter point - not submitting the "agreement" to Congressional vote - is contrary to almost all past arms control agreements, which have been Senate Advice and Consent Treaties (whose approval requires a 2/3 vote in the Senate). Thus, absent Congressional approval, the Obama Administration appears hell-bent on giving legitimacy to Iran’s uranium enrichment program, and waiving economic sanctions on Iran. The appalling Iran deal, as being negotiated till now, also fully ignores Iran’s ongoing ballistic missile, and nuclear weaponization programs.

The experience of Soviet-era tactical deceptions - lies and cheating - during decades of arms control efforts, has no resonance with our ineducable present day State Department officials engaged with takiya- (Islamic dissimulation) practicing Iran in its relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons capability. Indeed, Soviet totalitarianism simply reproduced many of the features of long pre-existing totalitarian Islam - most notably, the quest for global domination.

Mindslaughter, the brilliantly evocative term coined by historian Robert Conquest for delusive Western apologetics regarding the ideology of Communism, and the tangible horrors its Communist votaries inflicted, applies equally to the current state of U.S. engagement with Iran, "normalizing" a global jihadist, Jew- and infidel-hating, Shiite theocracy. We are in crying need of Conquest's intellectual courage and brutal honesty when it comes to addressing the contemporary scourge of resurgent jihadism and its most dangerous manifestation: a nuclear weapons possessing, jihadist Iran.  [more...]