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The Real Message Prime Minister Netanyahu Will Deliver

Prime Minister Netanyahu at UN

Only in the strange narcissistic universe that Barack Obama has created in Washington could a speech about an existential threat to our country delivered to Congress by the Prime Minister of our oldest ally in the Middle East be seen as some sort of a threat.

The threat that Prime Minister Netanyahu is going to speak to in his remarks to Congress on Tuesday is the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran; a threat not just to Israel and the United States – Iran’s most frequent verbal and terrorist targets – but to all of Western Civilization and to other Islamic countries, such as Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, who have been our allies against Islamist Iran since the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979.

Knowledge of that threat and its broader implications for the world’s peace and stability is something that all Americans, regardless of whether they support President Obama’s domestic political agenda or not, should have.

But it is something that – like the threat from ISIS and Islamism in general – President Obama has steadfastly refused to acknowledge to the American people or for that matter even name.

And make no mistake about it, the two threats are very much intertwined, it is merely a matter of which brand of Islam would be imposed upon the West – the Iranian or Islamic State version. Both of these theocratic Islamist regimes seek the same result: A world ruled by them according to Sharia.

The President and his partisans would like to make this a diplomatic contretemps when it is much, much more than that. That Prime Minister Netanyahu might speak the truth about this existential threat to our country, and western Civilization, when the President has done everything he can to hide its gravity from the American people, is a domestic political problem with profound implications for the 2016 presidential election.

And not just for Obama’s presumed Democratic successor Hillary Clinton.

If, as expected, Prime Minister Netanyahu outlines the threat of a nuclear Iran and makes the case against Obama’s impending treaty to allow Iran’s nuclear arms program to continue, that undercuts not just the Obama approach to Iran, but the two generation-long “sanctions only” approach the Washington foreign policy establishment has foisted on four administrations, including Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

It also forces Americans to confront another uncomfortable question that the foreign policy establishment of President George W. Bush and Barack Obama have tried to avoid answering for Americans and the West: What if Islam isn’t the “religion of peace” the President claims and this treaty will grant a decidedly non-peaceful Islamic country a nuclear weapons program?

Without making a speech to Congress the Saudis have already made it clear they oppose a nuclear-armed Iran because that would grant the Persians, their centuries-old religious and cultural enemy, a decisive advantage in the regional balance of power.

In a March 2, 2015 article in the Saudi daily Al-Jazirah, columnist Dr. Ahmad Al-Faraj supported Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to speak at the U.S. Congress against the upcoming deal with Iran.

"I will conclude by saying the following,” wrote Dr. Al-Faraj, “Since Obama is the godfather of the prefabricated revolutions in the Arab world, and since he is the ally of political Islamism, [which is] the caring mother of [all] the terrorist organizations, and since he is working to sign an agreement with Iran that will come at the expense of the U.S.'s longtime allies in the Gulf, I am very glad of Netanyahu's firm stance and [his decision] to speak against the nuclear agreement at the American Congress despite the Obama administration's anger and fury. I believe that Netanyahu's conduct will serve our interests, the people of the Gulf, much more than the foolish behavior of one of the worst American presidents.”

Right now, because of our long range nuclear strike capability the United States is whether we want the role or not, the dominant military power in the Middle East.

Why would we give that role up to Iran to the detriment of our allies and our own national survival?

Prime Minister Netanyahu isn’t coming to speak on behalf of only Israel or the Jewish people, who rightly take Iranian threats to burn Israel in a nuclear fire at face value, he is coming to speak on behalf of Western Civilization and the interests of those, like the Saudis, who fear and reject militant Iranian Islam as the dominant military power in the Middle East. Americans should recognize that Netanyahu is speaking for us as well, and welcome him and the truth of his message.

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