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As I follow the thoughtful discussions about the war in Israel here on Ricochet, I can’t figure out why more people are not speaking about Iran. Maybe the reason is that the complexities of the situation are difficult to manage. Or maybe the future looks so dismal that people are afraid to face the truth. Not like I’m a purveyor of truth! But I wouldn’t be quite so alarmed if I believed we were talking about how dangerous Iran truly is.
In researching Iran’s power, the facts are alarming. We talk about the Iranian proxies, but I never realized the pervasiveness of their power. Not only is Hamas serving them, but Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and hundreds of leaders are guiding multiple terrorist organizations within those countries. This graphic gives you a quick look at their influence.
When I see this data, I want to ask Joe Biden, what in the world are you doing? You are soft-pedaling your comments for Iran, trying to maintain a relationship with them, for what possible purpose? Are you still harboring hopes of an Iran deal? Do you really want Iran to be the leader of the Middle East? Do you believe that they will allow for the country of Israel to exist?
Joe Biden must condemn Iran for their actions and intentions. He must demand that they stop supplying at least Hamas and Hezbollah, who present an immediate danger, not just to Israel, but to the entire Middle East. He must stop funds from being returned to them. He must impose and enforce new sanctions. Doesn’t Biden realize that Iran will do almost anything to any people or any country to rid the world, not only of Israel, but of Jews? Doesn’t he understand that ultimately Iran wants to conquer the world—and that ultimately means the United States, too? Doesn’t he understand that Iran is governed by a primitive and deadly belief system that can be applied against the world?
Do not misunderstand me. I don’t want to engage in a war in the Middle East. I agree with supplying Israel with the arms that they need. But how long do you think Iran will allow that to happen? Those weapons ultimately will be used against Hamas, and could be used against Iran and its proxies. Now the experts are speaking not only of a second front in the North of Gaza, but a third front in the West Bank that harbors Hamas and receives funding from Iran. (We can be grateful so far that Iran is giving the West Bank funds and not sophisticated weapons.)
Congress must do more to demand that Biden condemn Iran. If it doesn’t, we will be drawn into a third world war, and our own survival may be at stake.Published in