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U.S. Funding Terrorism: The Twisted Logic of the Iran Nuclear Deal | U.S. PATRIOT NEWS & REVIEWS

U.S. Funding Terrorism: The Twisted Logic of the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Iran Nuclear Deal continues to inch its way across the Senate and, although it appears to be falling off the radar of most news organizations, – Donald Trump’s inane statements of policy and Hillary’s server woes have supplanted it – the president continues to defend the non-treaty and threatens to ignore Congress to ensure that this diplomatic disaster goes into effect.

I have made no secret of my contempt for the Iran deal and even more for the way it has been foisted onto the American public, but when the President of the United States admits that the assets to be released to the Mullahs will be used to fund terrorism it made me realize that I was wrong in thinking that the agreement was misguided and stupid.

“We have no illusions about the Iranian government or the significance of the Revolutionary Guard and the Quds Force. Iran supports terrorist organizations like Hezbollah. It supports proxy groups that threaten our interests and the interests of our allies, including proxy groups who killed our troops in Iraq,” President Obama said.

TerroristsDuring the same speech, Obama offered up the same false choice he has continued to push. That the choice is between this agreement and war. Although it sounds good to his supporters, that statement ignores an array of other options that include continuing or increasing sanctions, a different – more comprehensive – agreement or even regime change.

The Iranian nuclear agreement will make the United States complicit in terrorist attacks. We will no longer be able to hold ourselves morally above the animals that kill civilians and unarmed non-combatants because we gave them the money to do it. We will, as a country, be no better than, as Vice President Biden put it, the “perverted jihadist.”

The European countries that are signatories to the nuclear deal want to open up the Iranian markets for their goods and want Iranian oil in return. Old World economies, strained and tattered after fifty years of social engineering, are desperate for new markets. Russia and China are resurrecting the Iranian country as a useful foil against the United States.

Sadly, if the nuclear deal comes to pass – and I am not sanguine about Congress stopping it – it will, with the stroke of a pen, mark the moment when the United States actually becomes the Great Satan and begins funding terrorists just like Iran does. Welcome to the new America.

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Matt is a former military journalist who spent 10 years in the US Navy. He served in various posts during his career, including a couple of deployments on the USS Valley Forge (CG-50). After leaving the Navy, he worked in management for a number of years before opening his own businesses. He ran those businesses until 2012 when he chose to leave the retail industry and return to writing. Matt currently works as a freelance writer, contributing to the US Patriot blog and other websites about political affairs, military activities and sailing.
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1 thought on “U.S. Funding Terrorism: The Twisted Logic of the Iran Nuclear Deal

  1. The US has funded and trained irregulars, freedom fighters and guerrillas in the past. The Contras and the Mujahideen spring to mind as examples. Other countries have described these groups as terrorists. The Mujahideen have kind of morphed into the Taliban and even we now call them terrorists. I am reminded of that old legal maxim, “He who seeks equity must come with clean hands.”

    The world is a complex place made up predominantly of shades of grey – way more than 50 in fact. I see potential problems with the Iran deal. But I also see potential problems in every other ‘way forward’ that has been publicly proposed. I am reminded of the words of that old philosopher Bart Simpson, “Damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”. Whichever way we go is likely to be a rocky road.

    Regime change in Iran Is pie in the sky. Sanctions have been effective, but economic pressure has its limits. When Iran was busy fighting with Iraq, it was pinned down. It still posed a broader threat, but a limited one. But then G W Bush decided to invade Iraq and the rest is history. The coalition of the willing has become tired of decades of war and Iran has been able to hurt western interests with impunity, such as through the funding of Shia groups in Iraq.

    The problems of today are a direct result of the poor decisions during the G W Bush administration to invade Iraq and we should not forget that important lesson. I am reminded of something an old boss once said to me, “Sometimes you just have to play the cards you’ve been dealt.”. Well, the west has been dealt a bad hand and it presents problems regardless of how you play it. The trick is therefore to play your hand as skillfully as you can. Only time will tell whether Obama and his successors have the necessary skill set to achieve success.

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