Caroline Glick presents an overview of current affairs in the Middle East and the profound impact upon Israel. As usual she gives us the most significant elements of recent events and the outlook is bleak as options continue to decrease. It looks more and more like war will be coming to the region, but we already knew that.
US President Barack Obama, his advisers and media cheerleaders have long presented his nuclear diplomacy with the Iran as the only way to avoid war. Obama and his supporters have castigated as warmongers those who oppose his policy of nuclear appeasement with the world’s most prolific state sponsor of terrorism.
They may not have a functional arsenal, but they act as though they do, and rightly so, because the US and its partners have just removed all significant obstacles from their path to nuclear capabilities. The Iranians know it. Their proxies know it. Their enemies know it.
As a consequence, all the regional implications of a nuclear armed Iran are already being played out. The surrounding Arab states led by Saudi Arabia are pursuing nuclear weapons. The path to a Middle East where every major and some minor actors have nuclear arsenals is before us.
Iran is working to expand its regional presence as if it were a nuclear state already. It is brazenly using its Yemeni Houthi proxy to gain maritime control over the Bab al-Mandab, which together with Iran’s control over the Straits of Hormuz completes its maritime control over shipping throughout the Middle East.
Hamas too believes that its nuclear-capable Iranian state sponsor ensures that regardless of its combat losses, it will be able to maintain its regime in Gaza and continue using its territory as a launching ground for assaults against Israel and Egypt.
Iran’s Shiite militias in Iraq have reportedly carried out heinous massacres of Sunnis who have fallen under their control and faced no international condemnation for their war crimes, operating as they are under Iran’s protection and sponsorship. And the Houthis, of course, just overthrew a Western-backed government that actively assisted the US and its allies in their campaign against al-Qaida.
For their proxies’ aggression, Iran has been rewarded with effective Western acceptance of its steps toward regional domination and nuclear armament.
Hezbollah’s activities represent an acute and strategic danger to Israel. Not only does Hezbollah now possess precision guided missiles that are capable of taking out strategic installations throughout the country, its arsenal of 100,000 missiles can cause a civilian disaster.
Hezbollah forces have been fighting in varied combat situations continuously for the past three years. Their combat capabilities are incomparably greater than those they fielded in the 2006 Second Lebanon War. There is every reason to believe that these Hezbollah fighters, now perched along Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria, can make good their threat to attack and hold fixed targets including border communities.
As with today’s politicians who are trying to make deals with Islamic countries who are determined to destroy any opposition to the Muslim ideology, and eventually give Muhammad’s barbaric false religion a theocratic empire that dominates the world through jihad, Chamberlain did not fully understand the evil with which he was making deals.
Chamberlain’s the guy that believed Adolf Hitler was a character that could be negotiated with, and Neville was a part of a European team that formed a disastrous deal with Nazi Germany that gave a part of Czechoslovakia to Germany in 1938 as a peace offering to the furious fires of Nazi Germany’s inevitable war march. Hitler was happy to receive the gift, that Czechoslovakia had no say in, and then promptly invaded Poland the following year.
President Barack Obama is acting much like Neville Chamberlain did, heralding a deal with Iran over their nuclear endeavors that is being put together. Obama practically called the deal “peace in our time,” and then warned the Republicans, who are not so fast to trust Iran, that they better forget about their constitutional authority to take action against the final deal that is in the works at this moment.
You cannot reason with the unreasonable. After this deal, Iran will demand more, and Islam will demand more. Deals will continue to be made, until so much is given away that no more can be given. And then, while the appeasers are patting themselves on the backs, claiming they have brought peace to our time, war will be waged, because Islam will wait no longer.
The leftists, upon reading this, will call me a “scare-monger”, or an “Islamaphobe,” or whatever else they can muster, and that is fine. Those that questioned Neville Chamberlain’s appeasement received the same kind of attacks. Neville Chamberlain is now remembered as the idiot that trusted Nazi Germany, and Barack Obama and his merry crew of appeasers will be remembered in history as the idiots that led us into World War III, because they were willing to trust, and work with, an ideology that cannot be trusted, and with whom deals are only temporary in nature. Islam honors treaties only as long as the agreement benefits them, and then, they break them. Historically, that is a constant reality. Islam cannot be trusted. Just ask Israel.
Obama’s actions are no longer just actions dangerous to our American System. Now, the lives of people around the world are in danger because of his radical leftist actions. The “diplomacy” he claims he is pursuing is setting the world up for the next world war.
Barack Obama calls the agreement that is now appearing on the horizon “a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives…if Iran cheats, the world will know it.”
But the world (meaning the leftist politicians standing with Obama regarding this deal) will do nothing about it if Iran “cheats.” The appeaser will only try to appease more, and the Muslim nations know it. After this deal, the next deal will be a deal giving away pieces of Israel to the enemy in the hopes it will bring peace (under the guise of a “two-state solution”). . . just like Neville Chamberlain did with Czechoslovakia for Germany. And like in 1938, the message is, “We are too cowardly to stand against you, we are willing to give you anything you want to keep the peace, so do as you will.”
So while Obama threatens Congress not to get in the way, or authorize new sanctions on Iran, Muslim nations are rubbing their hands together waiting for the next gift they will get from Obama and his global minions - all the while giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu all the more reason not to trust this administration, and forcing Israel to plan its own defense when the Iran agreement Obama is so proud of hits the fan.
A few brief observations for now:
First, some context:
Second, the deal itself:
So yes, the deal is bad. Very bad. But let’s not panic. After all, is it not curious that the deal was announced on the eve of Passover and Easter?
We certainly need to pray for our leaders and for the peace of Jerusalem at this critical time. We need to pray this deal is changed and cannot put Iran on the legal path to nuclear weapons.