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Norman Podhoretz offers a sober analysis Obama’s surrender to the IslamoNazis of Iran, and what it means for the Jewish state.
Almost everyone who opposes the deal President Obama has struck with Iran hotly contests his relentless insistence that the only alternative to it is war. No, they claim, there is another alternative, and that is “a better deal.”
To which Mr. Obama responds that Iran would never agree to the terms his critics imagine could be imposed. These terms would include the toughening rather than the lifting of sanctions; “anytime, anywhere” nuclear-plant inspections instead of the easily evaded ones to which he has agreed; the elimination rather than the freezing of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure; and the corresponding elimination of the “sunset” clause that leaves Iran free after 10 years to build as many nuclear weapons as it wishes.
Since I too consider Mr. Obama’s deal a calamity, I would be happy to add my voice to the critical chorus. Indeed, I agree wholeheartedly with the critics that, far from “cutting off any pathway Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon,” as he claims, the deal actually offers Tehran not one but two paths to acquiring the bomb. Iran can either cheat or simply wait for the sunset clause to kick in, while proceeding more or less legally to prepare for that glorious day.
Unfortunately, however, I am unable to escape the conclusion that Mr. Obama is right when he dismisses as a nonstarter the kind of “better deal” his critics propose. Nor, given that the six other parties to the negotiations are eager to do business with Iran, could these stringent conditions be imposed if the U.S. were to walk away without a deal. The upshot is that if the objective remains preventing Iran from getting the bomb, the only way to do so is to bomb Iran.
Twelve years after the American homeland was attacked by Muslim terrorists, Iran, the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, is sending entire battalions to Syria to prop up Assad’s regime.
Twelve years after 9/11, Barack Obama’s reset button with Russia has finally yielded what the radical left in America has always wanted: a diminution of American power on the world stage. But since power vacuums need to be filled, Russia and China are stepping in.
Twelve years after 9/11, the Arab Muslim world is reverting to its pre-Westphalian origins, where blood-soaked family, clan, and tribal feuds overwhelm their blood-soaked nation-states.
Fatah leader Abbas Zaki speaks on Palestinian Authority television about “the great goal,” referring to the destruction of Israel. He explains that it is impossible to achieve the “goal in one stroke,” but that it would be “great “if Israel were remove[d] from existence.”
This is a clear of example of the duplicity of PA leaders, who adhere to one position when speaking to foreign audiences, claiming to be seeking peace, but uphold a different position when speaking in Arabic, denying Israel’s right to exist, and urging the genocide of the Jewish people.
Zakki explains that this is not “a [stated] policy” and “you can’t say it to the world.”
In fact, you can say it and the world will applaud, especially those in the EU, a dying economic confederation, withering under the onslaught of socialist policies and a massive influx of hostile Muslim immigrants who live on the dole.
That’s why Israel has, basically, given up on Western Europe as an ally, and is making some very smart and aggressive moves toward strengthening economic and diplomatic ties with China.