Just last week we remembered the 30th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Beirut airport that killed 250 American Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers. This was an act planned and carried forth by Iran with support from its proxy Army, now known as Hezbollah. As a matter of fact, the “reformist” president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, named as Defense Minister, Hossein Dehghani, the man responsible for that heinous truck bomb terrorist attack.Earlier this week, a top nuclear weapons expert from the Institute for Science and International Security estimated Iran will have sufficient weapons grade uranium for a nuclear device within a month.
However, on Thursday the Obama administration will send Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry to Capitol Hill to hold top-secret briefings with Senators as they lobby against new economic sanctions against Iran. Lew and Kerry will meet with Senate Democrats, Republican Senator Bob Corker, ranking member on Senate Foreign Relations committee, and leadership of the Senate Banking committee.Why is the Obama administration so willing to concede to Iran while they are not conceding anything? Iran is the largest state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world. They were behind an assassination plot in Washington DC, in concert with Mexican drug cartels, against the Ambassadors of Israel and Saudi Arabia. Iran has been supporting terrorists fighting against our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. And their human rights violations are well known while they still hold two Americans hostage, one a Christian Minister, the other a former Marine.
There are upcoming talks with Iran involving the P5+1 nations (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council: US, UK, Russia, China, France, plus Germany) and perhaps we’ve been told a precursor to these November 7th talks is a suspension of economic sanctions. We’re already bending over before we get in the room.
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu referred to Iranian President Rouhani as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” and we should take heed of that characterization.Call your US Senator and demand that economic sanctions against Iran do not end – as a matter of fact, they should be increased. President Obama talked about having “flexibility’” if reelected — does that mean complete acquiescence to our enemies?
What do you believe, should we end sanctions against Iran? And do you agree with John Kerry and Jack Lew meeting behind closed doors on this subject to advocate for loosening the sanctions against the radical theocratic Islamic regime?