Biden Inexplicably Helps Iran to Achieve Nuclear Arms

 

The Iranian mullahs must be thrilled at the progress they are making on obtaining nuclear capability. It represents the realization of their millennia-old ambition to turn the world into an Islamic caliphate.  The world should be thoroughly alarmed.

The West seemingly insists on not paying much attention but observant Muslims, which is most of them, make no bones about it.  It is a tenet of the faith that eventually all non-Muslims will convert, die or live in subjugation to Muslims. It is the duty of all faithful Muslims to devote their life to jihad, i.e. striving to bring about that day when sharia law rules the world.

Islam’s lack of success so far is mostly because they lack the infrastructure necessary to support such a sustained, massive effort. Like the Soviet communists, their ideology creates the economic conditions which make it difficult to advance their cause.  The mullahs blame us, chanting “Death to America“ and meaning it.

Until now, nations that have attained nuclear capability, starting with the United States, have at least to some degree recognized the awesome responsibility of having weapons so massively destructive that their deployment could set off a conflagration ending civilization as we know it. The greatest threat ever may be that fanatical Muslims, who have no respect for human life or even their own people, and who despise the values of Western civilization, will obtain nuclear capability.

So, faced with such obvious mortal danger, America’s leaders are doing everything they can to prevent Iran from getting the bomb, right? Almost unbelievably, President Biden is still working to relax enforcement of sanctions and to provide enabling funds to Iran.

This glaring error goes back to 2015 and Barack Obama’s belief that a policy of appeasement, rather than confrontation, was the best way to make an ally of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. For Obama and his advisors, negotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the “nuclear deal”) was also the way to right our past injustices to Iran.

“I do think you have to have the capacity to put yourself occasionally in their shoes” Obama said, always willing to stick up for Muslims while deeming America just another nation with nothing especially remarkable about it.

Obama’s plan to produce an equilibrium of forces and thus stability in the Middle East by increasing Iran’s access to resources and its standing in the Middle East was an unqualified failure. Lifting sanctions, terminating Justice Department operations against Iran and requiring the Defense Department to work cooperatively with a sworn enemy craving nuclear capability predictably produced the opposite – more terrorism, more nuclear development and more hostility to the US.

Still, the American Left offered yet more support for Iran despite the fact that under the nuclear deal we moved ever closer to facing a belligerent, nuclear armed and irrational enemy. Reversing Trump was all that mattered.

In 2022, Iran faced severe internal disruption due to its brutal treatment of women under sharia law. But instead of supporting the uprising or even letting it play out, the White House offered sanctions relief to prop up Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and slipped a note to Iran’s government to assure them we still supported the nuclear deal.

In 2023, the Obama/Biden team stubbornly continued to do about everything possible to subsidize Iran’s nuclear ambitions including:

– releasing $20 billion from the International Monetary Fund 

– using a sanctions waiver to allow Iran to move $10 billion out of Iraq

– ending sanctions on oil sales which produce $30 million of annual revenue for Iran

– releasing $6 billion in oil revenue from South Korea.

Even the October 7 massacre and over 100 continued attacks on American military installations didn’t stop Biden from allowing the UN missile embargo on Iran to expire. Plus, just to show there were no hard feelings apparently about attacking our ships in the Red Sea, we granted a waiver to allow Iran to access $10 billion more from Iraq.

Why do our leaders insist on enabling Iran’s nuclear dreams and subsidizing terror?  Do they honestly believe we can achieve peace through weakness?

This isn’t partisan bickering. Our bumbler-in-chief has put America in a very dangerous position.

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  1. Raxxalan Member
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    Tom Patterson: Why do our leaders insist on enabling Iran’s nuclear dreams and subsidizing terror?  Do they honestly believe we can achieve peace through weakness?

    Because it is a sincerely held belief of the Left, from which most western leaders are drawn, that Western culture is responsible for all the ills of the world and the only way to atone for this is the extirpation of the whole of Western culture and the subjugation of the west.  In the pursuit of this goal enabling Iran to obtain nuclear weapons is a major milestone.  It will enable the oppressed people of the world to finally strike a meaningful blow at their western oppressors and perhaps succeed in destroying the west, thus atoning for the cosmic sins that allowed the west to thrive unjustly.  

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  2. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    Tom Patterson: Why do our leaders insist on enabling Iran’s nuclear dreams and subsidizing terror?  Do they honestly believe we can achieve peace through weakness?

    Peace is not the priority.  A warped pursuit of Cosmic Justice is the priority.   And regarding “our leaders,” I have to think it is Obama who is calling the shots here.   And I say that based on what Obama said to that Muslim audience in his Cairo speech back in 2009: That the U.S. involvement is ousting Mossadegh and installing the Shah in Iran was an anti-democratic sin.  And right after he made that reference, he gassed on about how no nation has right to tell another nation it cannot have nuclear weapons.   It seems obvious to me from that speech, and from everything he did afterwards, that Obama regards a nuclear armed Iran as the retribution America deserves for ousting the pro-Soviet Mossadegh all those years ago and enabling the Shah thereafter.    And I have to think Obama is driving the bus on this because Joe is too out of it to care.

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  3. Ray Gunner Coolidge
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    Raxxalan (View Comment):

    Tom Patterson: Why do our leaders insist on enabling Iran’s nuclear dreams and subsidizing terror? Do they honestly believe we can achieve peace through weakness?

    Because it is a sincerely held belief of the Left, from which most western leaders are drawn, that Western culture is responsible for all the ills of the world and the only way to atone for this is the extirpation of the whole of Western culture and the subjugation of the west. In the pursuit of this goal enabling Iran to obtain nuclear weapons is a major milestone. It will enable the oppressed people of the world to finally strike a meaningful blow at their western oppressors and perhaps succeed in destroying the west, thus atoning for the cosmic sins that allowed the west to thrive unjustly.

    Absolutely, spot on, right.

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  4. Stad Coolidge
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    Tom Patterson: The West seemingly insists on not paying much attention but observant Muslims, which is most of them, make no bones about it.  It is a tenet of the faith that eventually all non-Muslims will convert, die or live in subjugation to Muslims. It is the duty of all faithful Muslims to devote their life to jihad, i.e. striving to bring about that day when sharia law rules the world.

    Put another way, if there’s not a radical reformation of Islam, we will have to commit genocide to survive, which would make us no better than them.

    Or will it?  If we have to destroy an entire religion because it is incompatible with the rest of humanity, that might still make us the good guys.  Tough choices are ahead, and I fear the “leadership” we have in place isn’t capable of making them . . .

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order Oaf 🚫 Banned
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    “inexplicably”?

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  6. kedavis Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    “inexplicably”?

    My thought exactly.

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  7. kedavis Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Tom Patterson: The West seemingly insists on not paying much attention but observant Muslims, which is most of them, make no bones about it. It is a tenet of the faith that eventually all non-Muslims will convert, die or live in subjugation to Muslims. It is the duty of all faithful Muslims to devote their life to jihad, i.e. striving to bring about that day when sharia law rules the world.

    Put another way, if there’s not a radical reformation of Islam, we will have to commit genocide to survive, which would make us no better than them.

    Or will it? If we have to destroy an entire religion because it is incompatible with the rest of humanity, that might still make us the good guys. Tough choices are ahead, and I fear the “leadership” we have in place isn’t capable of making them . . .

    They would be attacking us, not us attacking them.  It’s not really “genocide” if required for self-defense.

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  8. Postmodern Hoplite Coolidge
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    An interesting and engaging essay and I agree with your basic premise, that the Biden Administration is purposefully assisting Iran towards breakout nuclear arms capability. I hope that it draws wider discussion.

    I disagree with you when you state, “Obama’s plan to produce an equilibrium of forces and thus stability in the Middle East by increasing Iran’s access to resources and its standing in the Middle East was an unqualified failure.” My disagreement is two-fold:

    • I believe Obama’s plan was not to produce an equilibrium of forces; rather, the strategic vision of Obama and his principal advisors was to promote Iran (Persian Shi’a) as the regional hegemon, taking over the then-retreating US role in being the strong power to maintain and enforce peace and stability. A balance of power would have seen a comparable effort to promote Turkey (Turkic Sunni) into a regional counter-weight, However, there’s no evidence of that.
    • The current situation (Iran acting through proxies to assert regional dominance) is exactly what Iranian hegemony would look like. Obama’s sophomoric assumption of the superiority of the Persian Shi’a as regional power (vs. the less civilized Ottoman Turks and more primitive Arab Sunni, and Israel eventually “neutralized”) is being tested in real time. But to say it is an “unqualified failure” is inaccurate; it is the fulfillment of the Obama vision. How do we know this? Because the current Biden Administration is staffed by the very same personnel who formulated it under Obama. To change it now would be to admit they were wrong all along. (No chance of that.)

    However, I may be guilty of over-thinking it…the events unfolding on the ground in real-time are awful enough.

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  9. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Postmodern Hoplite (View Comment):

    An interesting and engaging essay and I agree with your basic premise, that the Biden Administration is purposefully assisting Iran towards breakout nuclear arms capability. I hope that it draws wider discussion.

    I disagree with you when you state, “Obama’s plan to produce an equilibrium of forces and thus stability in the Middle East by increasing Iran’s access to resources and its standing in the Middle East was an unqualified failure.” My disagreement is two-fold:

    • I believe Obama’s plan was not to produce an equilibrium of forces; rather, the strategic vision of Obama and his principal advisors was to promote Iran (Persian Shi’a) as the regional hegemon, taking over the then-retreating US role in being the strong power to maintain and enforce peace and stability. A balance of power would have seen a comparable effort to promote Turkey (Turkic Sunni) into a regional counter-weight, However, there’s no evidence of that.
    • The current situation (Iran acting through proxies to assert regional dominance) is exactly what Iranian hegemony would look like. Obama’s sophomoric assumption of the superiority of the Persian Shi’a as regional power (vs. the less civilized Ottoman Turks and more primitive Arab Sunni, and Israel eventually “neutralized”) is being tested in real time. But to say it is an “unqualified failure” is inaccurate; it is the fulfillment of the Obama vision. How do we know this? Because the current Biden Administration is staffed by the very same personnel who formulated it under Obama. To change it now would be to admit they were wrong all along. (No chance of that.)

    However, I may be guilty of over-thinking it…the events unfolding on the ground in real-time are awful enough.

    And, those “very same personnel” are headed up by John Kerry; one of the most despicable people to ever be in American government.

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  10. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    DrewInWisconsin, Lower Order O… (View Comment):

    “inexplicably”?

    I have a very good explanation.

    1. Democrats a idiots. They see foreign policy as an extension of domestic political concerns. (you see this more clearly in Canada) For example – Israel is held back, even after an unprecedentedly evil attack on its citizens, because of domestic polling. Biden needs the Muslim vote in Michigan to carry the state. (The same with Canada, Trudeau needs the Muslim vote, because everyone else has abandoned him.)
    2. The Iran deal was central component of Obama’s policy in the Middle East. To alter his policy would be seen as a repudiation in the Party, and would be swiftly condemned. He needs these people if he has any hope at reelection.
    3. Opposition to American Exceptionalism. Any advantage that America has must be disavowed, So the left has become pro nuclear proliferation, weak on intellectual property rights, (at least internationally, they strong arm content creators with copyright strikes, as a form of censorship) weak on trade. Use environmentalism to reduce domestic energy production and mining.
    4. Opposition to western civilization. While linked to their opposition to American Exceptionalism, they also oppose civilization in general. Anti colonialism they call it. Any military advantage or weapon system must be equalized so that marginalized peoples could defend themselves from their evil white oppressors. 
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  11. Zafar Member
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    Tom Patterson: The West seemingly insists on not paying much attention but observant Muslims, which is most of them, make no bones about it.  It is a tenet of the faith that eventually all non-Muslims will convert, die or live in subjugation to Muslims. It is the duty of all faithful Muslims to devote their life to jihad, i.e. striving to bring about that day when sharia law rules the world.

    IRL Pakistan is a country which actually already has nuclear capabilities – and which is also closer to failed statehood than Iran.  Why are people so concerned about Iran possibly getting nuclear weapons but so chilled about Pakistan already having them?

    Speaking of:

    Late on Tuesday, Iran had conducted missile and drone strikes in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, killing at least two children and injuring three. Tehran said the rare border intrusion targeted Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni Muslim armed group accused of attacks inside the Iranian territory of Sistan-Baluchestan.

    In fewer than 48 hours, Pakistan responded with “precise” military strikes that killed at least nine people, including four children and three women. Iranian media reports, quoting state officials, said those killed were “non-Iranians”, implying they could have been Pakistani nationals.

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  12. Raxxalan Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Tom Patterson: The West seemingly insists on not paying much attention but observant Muslims, which is most of them, make no bones about it. It is a tenet of the faith that eventually all non-Muslims will convert, die or live in subjugation to Muslims. It is the duty of all faithful Muslims to devote their life to jihad, i.e. striving to bring about that day when sharia law rules the world.

    Put another way, if there’s not a radical reformation of Islam, we will have to commit genocide to survive, which would make us no better than them.

    Or will it? If we have to destroy an entire religion because it is incompatible with the rest of humanity, that might still make us the good guys. Tough choices are ahead, and I fear the “leadership” we have in place isn’t capable of making them . . .

    It worked for Spanish when they defeated the Aztecs.  I think the world is a better place for not having that religion around anymore, at least not really.  I am sure their are new age Aztecs just like their are new age Druids. 

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  13. Raxxalan Member
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    Zafar (View Comment):

    Tom Patterson: The West seemingly insists on not paying much attention but observant Muslims, which is most of them, make no bones about it. It is a tenet of the faith that eventually all non-Muslims will convert, die or live in subjugation to Muslims. It is the duty of all faithful Muslims to devote their life to jihad, i.e. striving to bring about that day when sharia law rules the world.

    IRL Pakistan is a country which actually already has nuclear capabilities – and which is also closer to failed statehood than Iran. Why are people so concerned about Iran possibly getting nuclear weapons but so chilled about Pakistan already having them?

    Because of two reasons: 

    1. Pakistan already has them so like North Korea that is a problem that has to be managed.
    2. Pakistan doesn’t chant “Death to America” at all its patriotic celebrations.  

    Speaking of:

    Late on Tuesday, Iran had conducted missile and drone strikes in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, killing at least two children and injuring three. Tehran said the rare border intrusion targeted Jaish al-Adl, a Sunni Muslim armed group accused of attacks inside the Iranian territory of Sistan-Baluchestan.

    In fewer than 48 hours, Pakistan responded with “precise” military strikes that killed at least nine people, including four children and three women. Iranian media reports, quoting state officials, said those killed were “non-Iranians”, implying they could have been Pakistani nationals.

    Possible but I wouldn’t trust either sides press releases on the events at this time.  Suffice it to say a reenergized Iran is not going to be a stabilizing force in the middle east.

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