The Iran deal is bad. It is “Neville Chamberlain securing the Munich Agreement” bad. Appeasement of bullies only serves to embolden them and President Obama and his State Department have tragically emboldened the terrorist state that finances much of the global terrorism that threatens lives around the world.
Understanding the ins-and-outs of geopolitics in the Middle East can be complex and difficult. However, one central premise is the key to understanding the foundational principles of Middle Eastern politics: leaders in the Middle East respond to power. While they are not immune from the charms of compromise, such compromises must come from a position of strength. Weakly groveling to secure an agreement only telegraphs weakness and as such, not only does it embolden those who are negotiating with the West, but it signals that any unfavorable accords reached do not have to be honored.
The Iran nuclear deal is little more than a scrap of paper which binds the U.S. to financially strengthening Iran in exchange for the mere promise of compliance by the despotic Islamic regime.
One day after the Iran deal was enacted which lifted economic sanctions from the nation which serves as the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejoiced over the lifting of economic sanctions, but warned that the nation was still adversarial with the United States.
Khamenei wrote to President Hassan Rouhani and congratulated him on having secured the lopsided deal for Iran, but also reinitiated typical anti-American rhetoric, warning,
“I reiterate the need to be vigilant about the deceit and treachery of arrogant countries, especially the United States, in this (nuclear) issue and other issues.”
“Be careful that the other side fully meets its commitments. The comments made by some American politicians in last two, three days are suspicious,” the theological leader added.
The news is hardly surprising. The Iranian regime has remained incredibly hostile to the U.S. and has all-but pledged to disregard aspects of the deal that they find unfavorable while they simultaneously enjoy the benefits of tremendous economic relief.
In September, Iranian Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini, the top commander of the Tehran province for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), has sworn that deal or no deal, Iran will continue on their weapons development until the day Israel is destroyed and Palestine is liberated.
“…they (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” he told troops.
“And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world- especially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists.”
On Monday, the U.S. agreed to pay a whopping $1.7 billion in taxpayer money to the maniacal regime as reparations for failing to provide military equipment that was purchased prior to the Iranian revolution in 1979.
The same day, President Obama praised Iran (who maintains a long history of human rights abuses and threats against the West) as a “great civilization.”
If Iran responds to power and is apt to steamroll those that are perceived as weak, what does this administration’s “leadership” demonstrate to the militarists of Iran?