Is history repeating itself? Is President Obama reenacting President Carter's tragic policy blunder toward Iran? Is Mr. Obama going to sacrifice the Iranian people at the altar of a misguided expediency as did Jimmy Carter some three decades ago? To what end?
America's enemies bleat that sacrificing any people to further America's interests is a standard operating procedure for American administrations - Republican or Democrat. These ill-wishers claim that America is not a democracy, but a plutocracy run by a cabal of big money in collaboration with Zionists.
It is true that self-interest is the motivating force for the individual and groups as well as nations. Thus, it is understandable that President Obama is taking serious steps to further America's interest by negotiating with Iran's Mullahs in the hope of stopping them from building nuclear weapons. This is an admirable objective. However, a number of troubling issues immediately come to mind.
For one, stopping the Mullahs from their pursuit of making the bomb is an unlikely possibility. That achievement treats a symptom rather than eliminates the virulent disease of Shi'a' Islamism.
It is bad enough to have the end-of-the-worlder zany Mullahs' itchy fingers on the nuclear trigger. The idea brings to mind images of the long-prophesied and dreaded Armageddon. What is worse is to be lulled into believing that the ever-dishonest Mullahs are actually sincere in honoring their commitment to abandon the quest for their nuclear holy grail while they continue to do so and reap the huge side benefits for their "concession."
What benefits? A great many. Leading the list is giving the Mullahs-wolves masquerading as sheepdogs of Allah-free hand to mercilessly decimate internal opposition. These villains have several millions of equally zany and rabid followers and hired thugs who are regularly unleashed on the secularists in Iran.
For another, the Mullahs are anything if not ambitious. They have their interests also. They are not content with what they are doing to Iran. They have their black heart set on a much bigger prize. First, they have the Middle East, and then the entire world in their crosshairs. And they have the foot-soldiers and mules to do their bidding both internally and worldwide.
Recall that not long ago the Mullahs called for volunteer suicide bombers. In only days, reportedly, thousands tripped over one another in their eagerness to enlist for the honor of martyrdom and a promised fast-track trip to Allah's lush sensual paradise.
The implacable enemies of liberty, the Mullahs, would very much like to have nuclear weapons to pursue their evil objectives. Not having the bomb, however, hardly prevents them from serious and widespread trouble-making.
It is a certainty that the Mullahs will play you, Mr. Obama, for the novice you are. They will extract huge concessions, shore up their prestige and tighten their stranglehold on the internal oppositions and expand their support for all the troublemakers.
Negotiating any deal with the Mullahs is a futile exercise in an asymmetrical political battle.
One side, the United States of America, plays by the civilized rule that requires honoring its obligations, while the other side, the Iranian Mullahs, play by the dictate of their faith, taqiyya (lying and double-crossing in dealing with their adversaries.)The Ends justify the means is the guiding standard to Islamist.
Let us recall that it was Carter who tied the hands of the late Shah from crushing the Khomeinists in the hope of creating a religious puppet government that would be easy to manipulate. The messianic Carter saw Khomeini as a Saint-albeit a wrong kind, a Muslim one. Yet, Carter and his equally brain-dead National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, sat in Washington spinning reality to the choreography of their deluded liberal minds.
In no time at all, Carter's saint turned out to be the true devil he was. Khomeini's mob started killing Americans , took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran with Americans as hostages, and launched a most virulent anti-American campaign that is bleeding America to this very day.
Carter made a bone-headed decision some 30 years ago. Iranians and Americans paid dearly and continue to pay to this day.
Now, is it your turn President Obama? You are about to be hood-winked by the same Machiavellian Shi'a gang that took Carter on a ride of infamy.
Mr. President. I wish you well. I truly do. But, I dread your game plan with the Mullahs; because these masters of deceit make the likes of Kim Jong-Il, seem most forthright by comparison.
Mr. President, are you planning to charm the Mullahs to play it your way? Is that what you are thinking? Are you, Mr. President, thinking that the Mullahs will fall for your teleprompter speeches in the same way that the good-hearted American people got mesmerized and voted you into office?
Didn't you have a bit of reality check just recently in Copenhagen when your personal appearance so moved the Olympic Committee that your appeal for choosing your hometown of Chicago came fourth out of four cities?
Mr. President, chances are that you will never see this unsolicited advice from a run of the mill citizen who is not privy to the as good as gold (i.e., costs a great deal of the taxpayers sweat and blood money) inside information your vast intelligence agencies provide. Further, I don't get the priceless (i.e. worthless) advice of great brain trusts that envelope you. Yet, I, as well as everyone else, can readily see, the awful overall results of our foreign policy of the last several decades. America is despised and vilified from one end of this ungrateful world to the other, in spite of our contributing immensely in funds and blood to the welfare and security of others.
Mr. President, you and democracy have invaluable allies in Iran. There are some 50 million Iranians who are the best hope of the world in that part of the world. These enlightened Iranians despise the Mullahs and have no animosity toward Israel or the United States. Most of these people are well-educated and smart and have broken away from the slavery and fraud of Islamism. They are in the best position to send the Mullahs packing for good. Instead of throwing a lifeline to the sinking ship of the Mullacracy, you must act resolutely in doing everything non-violent to help them defeat the Mullahs. It is your best bet.
Mr. President, the Mullahs' regime of Iran poses an existential threat to not only the Middle East, but to the entire world. The Mullacracy is sinking. Don't throw it a lifeline by making a deal with it. Any concession the Mullahs make is not worth a rat's tail. Deal with the 50 million or so Iranians on the ground. They are yours and the world's surest bet for ending the Islamists' menace for good.
Mr. President, while I congratulate you for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, I certainly hope you champion the work of peace and steadfastly avoid the often highly alluring trap of appeasement.