WAR AND HONOR
By Victor Sharpe
"You were given the choice between war and dishonor, you chose dishonor and will have war." That man was Winston S. Churchill.
The Second World War broke out on September 3rd, 1939 and Hitler's signature on that fluttering piece of paper was proven to be as worthless as all such words uttered by tyrants and despots ever are. Untold millions thus perished needlessly in that most terrible war.
Appeasement was in the air despite all the empirical evidence of Hitler's lust for power and territory. Indeed, the same Winston Churchill had earlier dismissed those who sought to appease Hitler, and all tyrannical regimes, with these equally damning words:
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."
So we now come to the latest insane act of appeasement dressed up as diplomacy – the self-destructive nature of the Iran agreement – the same faux diplomacy that gave the world and humanity World War Two.
One only has to look at the rogue regimes praising this catastrophic sell out by President Obama to the world's most loathsome terrorist enabling regime.
They include Syria's butcher, Assad. Look also at Iran's terror proxy, Hezbollah, which occupies Lebanon; at its other terror proxy, Hamas, which occupies Gaza; and the so-called Palestinian Authority which occupies the biblical and ancestral Jewish heartland of Judea and Samaria (aka the West Bank).
In contrast, the relatively moderate Arab regimes of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and Egypt all condemn the sell-out unreservedly. Indeed the government controlled newspaper in Saudi Arabia, A Sharq Al Awsat, stated that:
"The Iran nuclear deal opens the gates of evil in the Middle East... No wise person would believe that Iran will give up its policy of destabilizing the region.... Western governments will be under economic and political pressure to make the deal succeed, and therefore turn a blind eye to many of Iran's destabilizing policies ..."
It is worth remembering that President Clinton engineered a similar disastrous agreement in 1994, this time with the rogue regime of North Korea. That deal was meant to deprive that colossal human rights entity of the ability to obtain nuclear weapons. It predictably failed as will the Iran sell-out.
In 2003, North Korea declared it had manufactured nuclear weapons and it has gone on to directly assist the mullahs in Iran to obtain the Bomb along with the missiles to deliver it.
America's allies in the Middle East, both Israel and many of the Arab states, predict an even worse outcome of the Iran nuclear deal, considering the $150 billion dollars that is being given to the Iranian regime. Make no mistake about it, mostly Israelis and Christians will pay for this deal with their lives.
This is a vast sum that will not go to build schools or hospitals, but will fuel world-wide terrorism with more and more lethal and devastating weapons aimed in part at the American heartland. If this is not insanity, then what is?
Remember that in Iran, children are prepared in school for apocalyptic war against the US; what they are taught to call the "Great Satan.
Remember, too, how in the eight year war Iran fought against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the mullahs sent 500,000 children to clear the minefields with their bodies during that conflagration. The children were promised eternal life in Allah's paradise.
On April 10, 2015, the new Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, stated the following:
"We have the capability to shut down, set back and destroy the Iranian nuclear program."
It is unlikely, however, that President Obama would under any circumstances allow his Secretary of Defense or the U.S. military to embark on such a capability. But it should be remembered that the 1988 surgical U.S. bombing of Iranian installations ended the eight-year old Iraq-Iran war.
Let us also remember the heartrending matter of the four Americans languishing in Iran's jails and not included in this disastrous deal with the mullahs.
They include former marine, Amir Hekmati, Washington Post Iran Bureau Chief, Jason Rezaian, Christian Pastor, Saeed Abedinid, and ex-FBI Agent, Robert Levinson.
But it is now up to Congress to display sanity and present a common sense alternative to this legacy of doom that Barack Hussein Obama has perpetrated. Obama has committed dishonor and we will have war.
Congress has less than 60 days to save the world from the leading terrorist state, Iran, becoming a nuclear power in the world's most dangerous region.