Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal is Bad, Bad, Bad!

So it turns out that U.S. President Barack Obama is the 21st century's Neville Chamberlain after all, just as I said he was.  He's going to go down in history as the man who opened Pandora's Box by signing an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran that basically gives them a free pass to continue its efforts to dominate the entire Middle East.  This is an agreement that as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said does not prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, but rather paves the way for them to the bomb.  Actually, it does even worse than that.

I won't go into details about the agreement itself, but you can get a better idea of why it is an epic mistake by clicking here.  Now just to be fair, the agreement on Iran's nuclear program that was just signed in Vienna is not all Obama's doing.  He was joined by the leaders of five of the world's other most powerful countries, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China.  They all must be patting themselves on the back right now, believing that they have brought "peace in our time."  Sorry, but all you appeasement-lovers brought upon the world is fear and terror.

Yes, it's true that Iran's big market will open up once sanctions are lifted so that folks around the world can start striking those billion dollar oil deals that they've been dreaming about since the talks with Iran started.  And what do you think the regime in Iran will use the billions more in revenue that it stands to gain once they are no longer curtailed by sanctions?  Will the ayatollahs use the extra money to benefit their people?  Nope.  They'll use it to buy more missiles for Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip so that they can rain fire on millions of Israeli civilians.  They'll use it to strengthen their military back home to prepare for the day when they can conquer their neighbours; countries like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.  Heck, even with the sanctions still in force, they've managed to take control of much of Iraq (whatever parts are not controlled by the Islamic State and the Kurds) and most of Yemen.  Just think of what they'll be able to do once they don't have any economic sanctions stopping them.  Their latest deal with Russia to buy advanced anti-air missiles is just the beginning.  There will be more arms deals to come, I can assure you.  Unfortunately, none of these aforementioned arguments, whether they are put forth by me or even by a world leader as intelligent and experienced as Prime Minister Netanyahu, seem to matter to the leaders of the big powers, which is why they fell right into Iran's trap and signed off on the worst agreement since the one Chamberlain made with Hitler in 1938.

Believe it or not, however, there could be one good thing that comes out of this agreement, though it won't come from the agreement itself.  The Iran nuclear deal gives Israel and the Sunni Arab states a golden opportunity to make arrangements amongst themselves that will strengthen their collective security.  The reality is that Israel is not the only country in the Middle East that views this agreement with immense skepticism.  Most of the Sunni Arab states, especially those in the Persian Gulf region, like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are extremely skeptical if not fearful of what the Iran nuclear agreement will mean for them.  And I believe that their fears are well-founded, because contrary to what many may assume, Israel isn't the only country that Iran's regime wants to wipe off the map.  Indeed, Iran's ayatollahs yearn for the destruction of all the Sunni regimes in the Middle East as much as they yearn for Israel's demise.  Hence, Israel and the Sunni Arab states have a common enemy in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and you know how the old saying goes: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

What needs to happen now is that Israel and the Sunni Arab states need to make peace with each other and do it as soon as possible.  I understand that this is easier said than done since the Israeli-Arab conflict has dragged on for almost seventy years.  But it can be done and it must be done, because Iran poses a bigger threat to both Israel and the Sunni Arab states than they pose to each other.    

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