Read on and perhaps you’ll understand why.
Last week, Pres. Obama stirred up quite a bit of dust in the media by issuing a speech proclaiming that 63 years of US policy supporting Israel is about to be changed. The speech was given on the eve of Israeli Pres. Netanyahu’s arrival at the White House. Clearly, Obama timed his remarks in an attempt to embarrass and undermine the leader of Israel. Personally, I believe it backfired, based upon the eloquent rebuttal delivered by Netanyahu as he sat next to our Community-Organizer-In-Chief. But regardless of your opinion concerning which leader came out looking more presidential, more balanced and more realistic, this event has generated media noise. So much noise, in fact, that you may not know of another story which broke May 13th. So prepare yourself for a little more bad news.
The German newspaper Die Welt published in article written by Reza Kahill. Don’t bother trying to look him up, because the name is an alias for a purported ex-CIA spy familiar with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. In essence, the article states that Iran is partnering with Venezuela to build a nuclear missile base in the Paraguana Peninsula. If you’re uncertain where that is, take a look at this map.
If I understand remedial geography, the Paraguana Peninsula is relatively close to home, just on the other side of Cuba.
Here are some disturbing details, taken not only from the German newspaper story, but also some other blog sources that are listed at the end of this piece -
Predictably, Venezuela has “officially” denied these allegations, dismissing them as political saber rattling coming from “propaganda labs of imperialistic US states aiming to attack our country”.
Whether or not this story is true is open to debate. Of the dozens of Internet blogs which have sprung up within the last four days, virtually all point to the same details released by the German newspaper. It is also worth noting that this article was written by an anonymous individual who has recently published a book entitled “A Time to Betray”. It chronicles his life as a double agent for the CIA assigned to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. It is possible, therefore, that some or all of the story has been generated in an attempt to increase book sales.
So it’s probably a better- -than-even bet that much this information is true. If you accept that premise, then juxtaposition this story next to Obama’s abandonment of Israel, you can begin to see that jihadist forces are gaining ground in the world and are currently operating without impunity in our own backyard. Now complicate the situation with the fact that the Obama administration has no interest in enforcing America’s border to the south, nor have they made any serious attempt to halt Iran’s nuclear program. If you mix all of these foreign policy ingredients together, you have the makings of a disaster on a scale that dwarfs 9/11 by comparison. Virtually every major city in the continental United States is at risk. And as one blog pointed out, the maniac with his finger on the button is not an atheist. Rather, he believes that massive world destruction will bring back his Muslim messiah, known as the Mahdi.
So in my humble opinion, the killing of bin Laden was not, as NPR’s Cokie Roberts put it, a “game changer”. But having a situation in which nuclear warheads may be buried in silos 60 feet underground and within 1200 miles of Miami is definitely a “game changer”. Particularly when the launch directives are controlled by a joint partnership between Venezuela and Iran. Am I assuming too much? Perhaps. But let me leave you with one final thought.
Some believe that history is doomed to repeat itself. I disagree. President Kennedy stopped a Soviet blockade from delivering missiles to Cuba in 1961. Why? Because he had the best interests of American citizens at heart. Unfortunately, 50 years later I don’t believe we can say the same, with any certainty, about Obama. This current president seems preoccupied with appeasing our aggressors at the expense of American defense. It’s a Rodney King foreign policy, aka “Can’t We Just All Get Along?” And his renowned lack of empathy towards his own citizens was illustrated last September when he told Bob Woodward:
“We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger”.
His words seem to suggest that the mass murder of innocent American lives totaling thousands or even tens of thousands is simply unavoidable. Something to be “absorbed”, like an oil spill. Sorry, bad example.
Well Mr. President, your somewhat passive, often contradictory and inconsistent foreign-policies may have finally produced a situation that threatens one or more American cities. That’s quite an accomplishment for less than three years in office. But let me ask you one very important question. Can America “absorb” the destruction of Miami or Memphis or Dallas or Las Vegas or Los Angeles once Iran completes it’s nuclear development? Because if we can’t, then your misguided foreign policy of Arab appeasement has truly become a “game changer” in which we all lose.
5/24/2011 8:13:55 from Paul Richards
5/24/2011 10:05:00 from Heinz
Hey Craig, no body, no nation is driving the "New World Order" like the
USofA, driven by the neocon's who have been empowered by the past 5 or 6
administrations bowing to AIPAC influence. As far as Israel goes, I
support Obama on this completely (probably the only thing I support him
on). As far as Netanyahu goes, he may be eloquent, but he's a snake in
the grass that is overseeing the genocide of Palestinian people - the
real crime that our complacency allows to go unabated. The real crime
and reason why "they hate us"
5/24/2011 10:24:29 from KK
In response to the ridiculous and very personally one sided statement from Heinz: . You obviously have allowed your own personal experience with the US in regards to your father drastically cloud your judgment. Israel is and always will be our only ally in the middle east. If you think your opinion has any support here you are way off base. I feel very sorry for you Heinz.
5/24/2011 12:57:31 from Diane
Agree? Yes "I agree with Craig's article and Paul's comments. But the responses of both Paul and Heinz exemplify the split that we find among intelligent citizens. The new love affair between Chavez and Ahmadinejad is something that can't be ignored.
5/24/2011 21:45:00 Author/Editor's Comment
This is in response to the comments above from Heinz:
Thank you for considering me "smart" That said, I take exception to the notion that I don't question
authority. Independent research consumes several hours
of my day. If you think that the Obama White House Diaries website is simply recirculating talking points
dictated by the government or media, then it's obvious that you're not paying
attention to the content. It seems glaringly apparent that you
harbor some deep-seated personal prejudices against Israel. There can be no other explanation for your position in light of the facts, including
To suggest that the even-tempered and
rational Israeli Pres. Netanyahu, who I believe you called a "snake", is a greater threat to America than
Iran, Hamas or the other radical Muslim theocracies in the Middle East is simply a ludicrous proposition.
Perhaps if you lived in a middle-eastern totalitarian nation for a while you might see things a little differently than from the the vantage point of Northern California. For example, San Francisco does not have to defend itself from rocket-fire across the Bay. I can only imagine what day-to-day life must be like in tiny Israel, surrounded by fanatical enemies on all sides. And now one of those self-proclaimed enemies is on the verge of becoming a nuclear threat. Your argument seems to imply that all these facts are simply lies spun by the US government. The future may prove you wrong, perhaps sooner that you think. But then again, that won't really matter much to the rest of us if Iran is allowed to start World War III, now will it?. - Craig
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