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Opinion The Iran Deal Wasn’t An ‘Alternative To War,’ It Was A Continuation Of War

19:16  16 may  2018
19:16  16 may  2018 Source:   thefederalist.com

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The Iran Deal was not the “ alternative to war .” By facilitating trade through sanctions relief consistent with Iran ’s constitution, which states that its “economy is a means that is not expected to do anything except better facilitate reaching the goal [of furthering and exporting Iran ’s Islamic revolution]

The second point highlights Iran ’s continued destabilizing activities, including ballistic missile development The alternative was acquiescence to a nuclear-armed Iran . This will not inevitably lead to war . But it will mean a significant increase in the risk that, whether it be tomorrow or 10 years

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The central narrative of the Iran Deal echo chamber run by former President Barack Obama -- that it was absolutely necessary to avoid war -- is plainly wrong. The Iran Deal was not the “alternative to war.” It was part of the war Iran has been waging against the West and all who refuse to submit to its Khomeinist rule since 1979.

The Khamenei-Rouhani regime merely took advantage of an Obama administration willing to appease at all costs to make Iran the “strong horse” in the Middle East, along with European partners both greedy and fearful, in order to recapitalize and rapidly expand its operations under the veneer of a Swiss cheese “verification regime.”

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The alternative was acquiescence to a nuclear-armed Iran . This scenario was also deeply problematic. But over time Iran is likely to restart its deliberate march to a nuclear bomb. This will not inevitably lead to war . But it will mean a significant increase in the risk that, whether it be tomorrow or

A credible alternative to this dangerous deal with Iran is to maintain U.S. and U.N. sanctions (or On balance, the continuation of sanctions would be an important factor in constraining Iran ’s ability to The alternative option makes the likelihood of war or a conventional and regional nuclear arms race

All that this regime verified was how deluded the progressive Western national security foreign policy establishment was with respect to Tehran’s tyranny. It showed that the establishment was willing not only to legitimize Iran’s totalitarian mullocracy, but also to commit to protecting its nuclear infrastructure and even to subject itself to speech-stifling measures barring Western leaders from speaking out against the deal.

The Iran Deal was the poisonous fertilizer from which sprung an Iran confident enough to launch an armed drone over Israeli airspace, and for the first time to directly attack Israel with a barrage of missiles from Syria.

The defensive actions that Israel is presently taking -- striking at strategically significant Iranian military sites in Syria in response to Iranian aggression, presumably preparing to grapple with Iran proxy Hezbollah and the 150,000-plus missiles pointed at it from Lebanon, and if necessary striking Iran -- reflect the cost of the world’s Chamberlainian bargain that enabled this dire reality.

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Iran will agree to continue to freeze its nuclear program in the meantime, and sometime in the future, either under this administration or the next, agree to Critics of the nuclear deal with Iran cannot have it both ways. If a Congressional rejection of that deal actually leads Iran back to the table to make the

World War 2 began in 1939, with Germany taking the first stab towards a victory. Although many other effects caused Germany to start WW2, the major one was the Treaty of Versailles, which came from WW1. This shows that WW2 was directly impacted by WW1 and was a straight continuation .

The godsend of the Iran Deal for the Islamic revolutionary regime made it a question of when, not if Israeli military strikes would begin, because it made Iran’s existential threat to the Jewish state infinitely more acute. Our ally’s movements, and America’s potential comprehensive efforts to counter Iran’s malign influence are the natural defensive response to the jihadist regime’s unabated advance over the Obama years.

We in the West by dint of the Iran Deal helped subsidize -- as even Iran colluder, Logan Act violator, and lobbyist-in-chiefJohn Kerry admitted -- the exportation of Iran’s bloody jihad, to the tune of billions of dollars. By facilitating trade through sanctions relief consistent with Iran’s constitution, which states that its “economy is a means that is not expected to do anything except better facilitate reaching the goal [of furthering and exporting Iran’s Islamic revolution],” we have underwritten the economy-controlling Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

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The historic end of war is now possible if we muster the will to act and so save ourselves and the planet from ever Since its publication in March 2015, the World Beyond War “blueprint for ending war ” titled A Global Security System: An Alternative to The 2015 U.S./ Iran Nuclear Deal , for example, was a

“The bomb- Iran naysayers for whom the only good deal is a dead deal will unceasingly raise obstacles, but ultimately reason will prevail and the President’s leadership will be sustained.” This deal does not guarantee that Iran can never produce nuclear weapons Through the Cold War era and afterwards

But it's worse than that.

In service of the Iran Deal, we not only allegedly spiked the Project Cassandra cars-for-cocaine terror financing scheme, enabled Iran’s gas-for-gold sanctions evasion operation, and paid Iran ransom, but also permitted the mushrooming of a broad array of additional malign activities in our own hemisphere. Seemingly unchecked by Western law enforcement and intelligence, we allowed Iran’s proxy forces in cahoots with other criminal networks to engage in widespread drug dealing, arms smuggling, money laundering and other illicit activities generating big money for the Khomeinist regime, while posing a clear and present danger to the U.S. homeland.

To channel former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the known unknowns and unknown unknowns of what the West was willing to sacrifice so as not to scuttle its Iran Deal appeasement are likely incalculably large. Meanwhile, we encouraged the growth of a Shia Crescent and commanded Israel to lay off, putting the Jewish nation’s existence at risk. This was the worst trade in history -- Israel for Iran.

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The alternative was never war , but a better deal . Rather than lifting sanctions on Iran , allowing it to retain its nuclear infrastructure and develop more The weakness of the Iran deal invites wars , it will say, while displays of strength prevent them. It will say that the United States is truly unwilling to

The alternative to this bad deal is definitely not war , but rather going back to the negotiating table and getting a better deal .” That has been the contention of While Mr. Obama’s comparison to the Iraq war appeared to be an effort to distinguish his own approach from that of President George W. Bush

In short: The Iran Deal provided the Khomeinist crocodiles with a cover of peaceful engagement for gullible useful idiots and cowardly but avaricious trading partners, while it expanded its power globally. The Obama administration ceded the Middle East to Iran and its partner Russia, and sought to elevate its Sunni jihadist counterparts, whose goals often overlap with those of the Shia, while berating our Israeli ally and subordinating the Sunni monarchies.

The Iran Deal, and the concessions made in its run-up, was not the cessation of war. It was part of Iran’s war.

The pushback we are beginning to see from the Israelis, and perhaps by the U.S. government, is merely a necessary response to Iran’s ongoing attack. This is not as the Left and Islamic supremacists will argue “neocons” (often a thinly-veiled dog whistle for Jews) rushing to war, but rather the rational reaction to Iran’s accelerating march.

Iran is not Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s a formerly pro-Western, relatively liberal, relatively secular, modern nation. There is no need for invasion, occupation and re-casting of a Sharia dictatorship as a Jeffersonian democracy. Rather what is needed is a concerted set of actions to bring down the jihadist regime through means peaceful and militant, overt and covert, enabling the Iranian people to thwart the Islamic revolution.

The Iran Deal was not even a pause to war, it was the means to a far more deadly one -- or from the mullah’s perspective to strengthening to such an extent that the West would not have the will to engage them, lest we open ourselves up to massive bloodshed and destruction.

Jettisoning it, snapping back sanctions, imposing far harsher ones and using every element of national power to collapse the mullocracy is the only way to reverse the gains of the jihadist march the West bankrolled.

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