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...]