In last week’s State of the Union, President Obama said if Congress sent him any new legislation increasing sanctions against Iran, he would veto it. Apparently, the Iranians very much appreciate his gesture and a top Iranian commander has graciously responded with threats.
According to Reza Kahlili (the pseudonym of a former Iranian Revolutionary Guard member) writing at The Daily Caller,
A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic.
“America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a televised interview. “We have recognized America’s military strategy, and have arranged our abilities, and have identified centers in America [for attack] that will create a shock.”
Reports indicate that terrorist Hezbollah forces — allies of Iran — have infiltrated the U.S. and have mapped out targets. “We will conduct such a blow in which they [America] will be destroyed from within,” Salami said. This is the second warning by a high-ranking officer of the Guards in two weeks. The chief commander of the Guards, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Jafari, addressing Secretary of State John Kerry, said on Jan. 24 that a direct conflict with America is the “strongest dream of the faithful and revolutionary men around the world.”
“Your threats to revolutionary Islam are the best opportunity,” Jafari had said. “Muslim leaders for years have been preparing us for a decisive battle.… Do you know how many thousands of revolutionary Muslims at the heart of the Islamic revolutionary groups around the world are awaiting for you to take this [military] option from the table into action?”
I just have to ask one simple question: does this sound like people we can trust or with whom we can negotiate? I know I will get flak mentioning his name, but Adolf Hitler feigned a desire for peace while making constant territorial demands.
During the State of the Union address, President Obama alluded to previous presidents Kennedy and Reagan sitting with leaders of the Soviet Union. Obviously Obama has never heard of the MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) theory. Iran, i.e. Islamic totalitarianism, is a theocratic-based regime whose ideology is not one of coexistence or concern for mutually assured destruction, but one of restoration of a global caliphate and Islamic dominance.
In the past I’ve compared Obama to Sir Neville Chamberlain. I was wrong, Obama actually makes Neville Chamberlain look like Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, the hero of El Alamein.
Don’t forget the current Iranian Minister of Defense is the same guy who planned and oversaw the execution of the Marine Barracks in Beirut bombing just over 30 years ago.