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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What Dick Cheney Has Learned From History. The former vice president has proposed an alternative to Obama’s Iran deal . It sounds an awful lot like war .

Third, the deal says nothing about Iran 's ICBM program, thereby enabling them to continue to develop weapons that can easily reach key American cities. The false dichotomy " Deal or War ?" is straight out of Negotiating 101 -- or perhaps Alinsky 101. There are always alternatives , not Manichean

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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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Following the Thursday announcement that officials had agreed on an outline for the Iran nuclear deal , Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly seemed open to the idea. “But I think the point is that you don’ t want a war with Iran ,” O’Reilly continued .

It ’s how it compares to the alternative at hand. The same is true for the Iran deal , announced Tuesday between Iran and six world powers. The second is war . But top American and Israeli officials have warned that military action against Iranian nuclear facilities could ignite a catastrophic regional conflict

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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When Obama claimed that the Iran nuclear deal was the only alternative to war , he was lying in more ways than one. The United States has already been dragged into Iran ’s war for control of Iraq.

President Barack Obama answers questions about the Iran nuclear deal during a news conference at the White House in Washington, July 15, 2015. Elements of a better, viable alternative deal . Well, here’s the truth. First, Israel certainly does not favor the option of war over diplomacy in thwarting the

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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But it was also a costly, unappealing option for the United States. The alternative was acquiescence to a nuclear-armed Iran . But over time Iran is likely to restart its deliberate march to a nuclear bomb. This will not inevitably lead to war .

For months now, those in favor of a nuclear deal with the regime in Tehran have been arguing that the alternative is , inexorably, war between the US—along with its Western allies—against Iran , to prevent it from getting nukes. This allows them to label those who oppose a deal as hawks and war -mongers.

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 continual growth of nuclear proliferation will be a defining factor of this and the next generation, especially as nuclear muscles swell and mini-Cold Wars manifest and define relations “I think there's a third alternative , and that is standing firm, ratcheting up the pressure until you get a better deal .”

"What is the alternative to a deal with Iran and the countries of the world," he asked in a rare pulic appearance. "The alternative is war in the region." Nasrallah pointed the finger at Israel and accused some Arab countries of siding with Tel Aviv on the issue.

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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