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The Danger and Folly of Obama’s #AprilFoolsDeal With Iran

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The deadline for a new nuclear deal with Iran that would lift the remaining (but seemingly unenforced) sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran has passed without an agreement. But rather than embrace the tough sanctions conservatives have demanded, and that even some Democrats and establishment foreign policy experts say are warranted, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry remain at the bargaining table in Switzerland being slowly backed over a cliff by the Iranians.

Obama and Kerry have found themselves in this position because they long ago rejected or failed to understand that necessary and fundamental object of the sanctions regime was to prevent Iran from acquiring a weapon because of the nature of the Iranian regime.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism – that is a fact that even the Obama State Department has acknowledged.

And Iran is directly responsible for the death and critical injury of thousands of American military personnel through the “improvised” explosive devices it manufactures and supplies to its terrorist allies in Iran and Afghanistan.

What’s more, when Iranians, including Obama’s “negotiating partner” Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, called for for "Death to America" at a critical juncture in the negotiations last week they mean it – because jihad against the West and America is enshrined in their Constitution.

As our friend Diana West has pointed out, and Andrew G. Bostom* explained in a must read article for Breitbart (link at the end of this article), Iran’s 1979 Islamist Constitutional includes a provision enshrining an “Ideological Army” as a primary function of the Islamic Republic.

Invoking Koran 8:60, the 1979 Iranian Constitution declares:

In the formation and equipping of the country’s defense forces, due attention must be paid to faith and ideology as the basic criteria. Accordingly, the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are to be organized in conformity with this goal, and they will be responsible not only for guarding and preserving the frontiers of the country, [emphasis ours] but also for fulfilling the ideological mission of jihad in God’s way; that is, extending the sovereignty of Allah’s law throughout the world (this is in accordance with the Koranic verse “Prepare against them whatever force you are able to muster, and strings of horses, striking fear into the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others besides them” [8:60]).

The purpose of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and its armed forces, is therefore to spread Islam across the world.

While Obama may ignore our Constitution and our laws, it is foolish and dangerous in the extreme to assume, and to base a nuclear treaty on that assumption, that the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism will ignore the call for worldwide jihad in their Constitution and in Islamic law.

Yesterday Senator Ted Cruz summed-up the state of affairs at the negotiations this way:

“The longer the Obama Administration stays at the negotiating table with Iran, the more concessions it makes,” said Sen. Cruz. “We have recently learned Tehran is insisting on sanctions relief before IAEA inspectors are given full access to inspect potential military elements of the nuclear program; that Tehran will continue enrichment activities at military facilities; and that Tehran plans to retain its entire nuclear stockpile rather than relinquish any of it to outside countries. And now the commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has reportedly said that ‘erasing Israel off the map’ is ‘nonnegotiable.’ Enough is enough. The Obama Administration’s bad deal is only getting worse with time. Iran’s nuclear build-up profoundly endangers the security of America and our allies.”

In the Islamic Republic of Iran we face an enemy with which there can be no permanent compromise or peace – only the victory or defeat of liberty and our constitutional government. Ted Cruz is right, the longer Obama and Kerry stay in Switzerland, the closer to defeat they edge America and our allies.

We urge you to use the hashtag #AprilFoolsDeal on social media to let your friends, contacts, and most especially your Senators and Representative know how dangerous Obama's #AprilFoolsDeal with Iran is and that you demand that they reject any deal that legitimizes a nuclear weapons program for the Islamic Republic of Iran.

*Andrew G. Bostom, “JIHAD, ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED, AND ‘NAJIS’ DOCTRINE IN SHIITE IRAN: PAST AS PROLOGUE

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