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Iran: The Challenge for America

In Foreign Policy, Front Page, Terrorism, World News by Allen West1 Comment

It’s Monday, folks, and there is nothing like comedic delusion emanating from the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, Iran. There is no doubt that Iran, and many other nations, made a horrible mistake. They assumed — meaning you make an ass outta “u” and “me” — that the weakness of Barack Obama was indicative of all America, and all Americans. Well, these cheeky fellas from Iran, along with some others, have come to a very stark realization. The policies of America First means that this nation will not be subjugated to any other nation in order to appease, or acquiesce. But, the recent statement from Iran’s foreign minister is reason to just laugh.

As reported by Reuters:

“The world should stand up to Washington’s bullying behavior, Iran’s foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media in a letter to counterparts, as the top diplomat intensifies efforts to save a nuclear deal after a U.S. exit. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out last month from the 2015 accord between Iran and world powers that lifted sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs to its nuclear program. The remaining signatories of the deal – France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China – still see the international accord as the best chance of stopping Tehran developing a nuclear weapon and are trying to salvage it.

In a letter from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to his counterparts last week, he asked “the remaining signatories and other trade partners” to “make up for Iran’s losses” caused by the U.S. exit, if they sought to save the deal. “The JCPOA (nuclear deal) does not belong to its signatories, so one party can reject it based on domestic policies or political differences with a former ruling administration,” Zarif was quoted as saying in the letter, parts of which were published by the state news agency IRNA on Sunday. The nuclear deal was the result of “meticulous, sensitive and balanced multilateral talks”, Zarif said, and could not be renegotiated as the United States has demanded. He said U.S. “illegal withdrawal” from the deal and its “bullying methods to bring other governments in line” with that decision have discredited the rule of law in international arena. 

Iran’s top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has set out a series of conditions on for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in the nuclear deal, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales.”

First of all, unless I am mistaken, the Iranians never took up the JCPOA as a measure to be voted upon for approval. As well, the JCPOA does nothing to end Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon. But ask yourselves: why would anyone want a country led by maniacal religious theocrats to have any major weapons capability?

Iran cannot believe that the United States has a determined leadership that will stand up to them. What I find abjectly hilarious, and telling, is that when, under Barack Obama and John Kerry, Iran liked the weakness represented. Now, with President Trump, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, and John Bolton, the Iranians feel they, and the world, are being bullied. This is what I call a major exhibit of evidence enabling us to see the real difference — among many — between the Obama and Trump administrations. If you recall, I wrote a piece about “Leadership vs Likership,” the former being portrayed by the Trump administration, the latter of Obama . . . you know, “leading from behind.”


And so, when confronted by a strong America, the Iranians counter with insidious comments such as “bullying methods.” And what is even more insane is the Iranians referring to an “illegal withdrawal” from the JCPOA. Needless to say, they do not understand that when one administration takes an unconstitutional approach to achieve a unilateral executive action, according to our rule of law, it is not binding. The JCPOA was not ratified as a treaty by our senate, so we couldn’t care less what the Ayatollahs think. Why should the United States be bound by something with a nation like Iran that has sought to expand its regional hegemonic dominance in the Middle East region? And, think about it, Barack Obama ended up being the biggest donor to an Islamic terrorist sponsor in the history of the United States — probably a little factoid you will not learn on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, or MSNBC.

Now, with President Trump, Nikki Haley, Mike Pompeo, and John Bolton, the Iranians feel they, and the world, are being bullied. Click To Tweet

And as for the other countries involved — Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China — well, we can confidently ascertain that Russia and China will not be supporting the United States. As we have shared with y’all, China has invited Iran to attend a summit in Shanghai beginning this week, right before our supposed June 12th summit with North Korea.

As for Britain, France, and Germany, why would they want to financially enable a country that is sponsoring Islamic terrorism, considering what is happening in their respective countries? Are these European nations so weak, as we once were, that they would acquiesce to the demands of the black-clad mullah, Ayatollah Khamenei? Who is he, or Tehran, to levy a set of conditions to anyone? And, furthermore, Iran making assertions about discrediting the international based rule of law? Now, that is preposterous to say the least.

The sad reality we face in America is that we have a progressive, socialist, left that, for political purposes, will stand with the Ayatollah Khamenei and Hasan Rouhani. They would prefer to choose weakness, surrender, acquiescence, and dishonor. The challenge for America is to never allow the folks who got us into the mess to ever be in control again. The essence, the spirit of America, is one with strength . . . not what Iran got used to.

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Old School Patriots Allen B. West

During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.

In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

He is a Fox News Contributor, Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.

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