When the cop walks off the beat, thugs go wild. With a weak President in the White House, there is a vacuum, a void — one that evil is only too happy to fill.
On Friday, the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) called on the Iranian mullahs to stop their uranium enrichment activities. And so on Sunday, showing how much they fear the wrath of the U.N. and Barack Hussein Obama, the mullahs OK'd a plan to build 10 new uranium enrichment plants.
This is the same IAEA whose chief, Mohamed Mostafa ElBaradei, said in October that “Israel is No. 1 threat to Middle East.”
Would we be in this predicament if the U.N. had even tried to do its job?
All this comes after Iran defiantly rejected a deal that the U.N. brokered on its nuke program, although Obama has been mum about the rejection for understandable reasons. He knows what it will show about his determination to negotiate with the Iranians “without preconditions.” One colossal failure after another.
All hail O-blunder.
But what did he expect? Why would Iran have endorsed this deal? Would Hitler have stopped in the 30s? Did handing over Czechoslovakia satiate Germany’s bloodlust?
There is a weak leader installed in the Oval Office. He wants to be conned. The Islamic Republic of Iran is counting on it. Iran’s rogue regime has been unimaginably successful in achieving its goals while spitting in the face of the world. Why stop now?
For Iran, it’s all systems go.
And meanwhile, Obama is nuclear disarming America. Back in April he unveiled a plan that he said was designed to rid the world of nuclear weapons. But there is only one nuclear arsenal he controls, and so only one he can dismantle: ours. And that’s exactly what he wants to do.
“The United States,” he said, “has a moral responsibility to act. We cannot succeed in this endeavor alone, but we can lead it, we can start it.” Alone. “To put an end to Cold War thinking,” Obama said, “we will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy, and urge others to do the same.”
Notice what he said: we will reduce the role of nukes in our own defense, and urge others to do likewise. Obama’s plan amounted to disarming free, rational nations and allowing rogue nuclear proliferators like Iran to run wild.
So in Barack Obama’s ideal world, the United States would divest itself of nuclear weapons just as Iran develops the use of nuclear energy, and the U.S. will trust Iran to abide by international non-proliferation agreements. Got that?
And while the Iranians work on their “peaceful” nuclear energy program, evidence has come to light that Iran has conducted experiments using a new design for an advanced nuclear warhead.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton has sounded the alarm: “Once Iran gets nuclear weapons, we are in danger on a worldwide basis . . . Iran isn’t the end of the problem. The real difficulty with that analysis is that Saudi Arabia will get nuclear weapons, probably Egypt, probably Turkey, possibly others. So within a five- to 10-year period, you’ll have half a dozen nuclear countries in the Middle East . . . almost guaranteeing a nuclear exchange at some point or another.”
And he said that “the use of force is required” to stop Iran’s nuke program. Required. “The other options,” he said, “have failed, are failing and will fail.”
Bolton restates the obvious. Bolton says clearly what is necessary. This is the kind of leadership the very survival of the free world requires.
The time is up on dealing with the nuclear aspirations of the jihadists in Tehran. Bombing Iran, taking out the nukes, and toppling that murderous regime, a regime that wages war against its own people, is the moral thing to do. But the West and its dear leader have no moral compass.
A nuclear Iran: this century’s Nazis all nuked up. Imagine that. Imagine your worst nightmare.
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site and is former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her Op-Eds have appeared in The Washington Times, Newsmax, Human Events, Big Government, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News, and other publications.
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