You know that saying, “there’s a sucker born every minute?” Well, based on what’s happening in Europe, there sure are lots of suckers. What do you think the world, led by Barack Obama, is doing for the number one state sponsor of Islamic terror? Yep, bankrolling them, while the Islamist regime laughs at us.
Yesterday I watched the interview of recently-released American Pastor Saeed Abedini who described his torture and the executions he witnessed in his time while illegally held hostage by the Iranians. And we still have no idea about the whereabouts of Robert Levinson, although we know the Iranians last held him.
But back to the suckers…
As reported by Fox News, “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Rome on the first European visit by an Iranian president in almost two decades, following implementation of a landmark deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear activities.
Rouhani, eager for foreign investment after the lifting of international sanctions, started the four-day trip to France and Italy on Monday. The trip was originally planned for November but postponed by the attacks in Paris. He met first with Italian President Sergio Matterella, and is scheduled to meet later with the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Pope Francis at the Vatican. In France, he is to be welcomed by French President Francois Hollande.
Europe was Iran’s largest trading partner before the sanctions, and a range of business and trade deals is expected.”
Do any of you realize the irony of Iran not visiting Paris because of an Islamic terror attack? The only difference is that ISIS is Sunni and Iran is Shiite, and Persian, not Arab. I’ve read estimates of Iran securing anywhere from $15 to $18 billion in trade agreements with Italy, and oil is a major portion. The Obama administration has turned over billions of assets back to Iran, and was nice enough to even allow the seizure of two Riverine assault boats and video of our Sailors kneeling at gunpoint. And just last week, Secretary of State John Kerry stated in Davos, Switzerland there’s a high probability these funds and resources will find their way to support terrorism. What a blinding flash of the obvious, sir.
This is the same Iran which sponsors Hezbollah, Hamas, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the Quds Force. Every single one of these entities is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States. Here is Iran, a country which has been at a state of war, in conflict with the United States since the Islamic revolution, where they took some 52 Americans hostage by attacking our embassy. This is the same Iran which was behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing where 234 Marines and Sailors were killed. This is Iran who provided terrorists with the lethal explosive force penetrators (EFPs) responsible for maiming and killing our men and women in Iraq. This is the same Iran which has not changed its belligerent policies towards the United States and Israel whatsoever — and their president is traipsing all over Europe lining up trade deals.
China has recently endeavored to complete a trade deal with Iran that would bring about hundreds of billions of dollars to the Islamic terrorist state. And there’s a major Boeing contract waiting in the wings here in the United States.
What message is being sent to those who were once our Sunni state allies? If there’s one thing that will further embolden and rally support to Sunni ISIS, it will be this hegemonic rise of Iran. Instead of rallying Sunni support against Islamic jihadists and Iranian terrorism, we’re losing the high ground, and for what reason?
Imagine the propaganda bonanza proliferated by Iran. Here is Hasan Rouhani sitting with the pope, and heading to France to meet with President Francois Hollande. It is unbelievable that the leader of Iran would visit a country which has been rocked by two Islamic terror attacks in 2015. What we’re witnessing is described as dhimmitude, submission, and it will have a lasting effect, long after Obama has left office for the speaking tour…which I’m sure will find its way to Tehran. The liberal acolytes will say Obama has brought us peace — but tell that to the Saudis when they acquire their own nuclear arsenal. The liberal progressive left clearly believes “hope springs eternal.”
I prefer “peace through strength.” Just ask Neville Chamberlain which one worked out best – stuck-on-stupid diplomacy or Churchill’s resolve?