Op-Ed: Iran’s Desperate Absentee Vote for Obama
Mark LangfanThe writer, who specializes in security issues, has created an original...
On what is practically the eve of the US election, Iran has attempted a “November Surprise”: Iran announced “Iran is 'suspending 20% enrichment'.” The timing couldn’t be more “perfect” for Obama.
Except for one thing, it’s so transparent that Iran is trying to save Obama’s presidency that it is likely going to blowback against Obama. In fact, Iran actually showed the world the only US presidential candidate who will really properly deal with Iran’s nuke-enabled hegemonic quest to occupy Saudi Arabia and control 60% of the world’s oil supply: Mitt Romney.
Let’s start with reason #1 why Iran is seriously afraid of Mitt Romney. Iran and the world read Romney’s “secret” speech where he clearly stated about Iran:
“You are right, which is a nuclear Iran is an unthinkable outcome, not just for our friends in Israel and our friends in Europe, but also for us. Because Iran is the state sponsor of terror in the world, has Hizbullah now throughout Latin America, Hizbullah with fissile material. If I were Iran, and a crazed fanatic, I'd say let's get a little fissile material to Hizbullah, have them carry it to Chicago or some other place, and then if anything goes wrong or if America starts acting up, we'll just say, "Guess what, unless you stand down, why we're gonna let off a dirty bomb." This is where we head, where American can be held up and blackmailed by Iran, by the mullahs, by crazy people. So we really don't have any option but to keep Iran from having a nuclear weapon.”
Romney went on to say:
“No. 2, we should have been aggressively supporting the voices of dissent in Iran, and when there was an effort towards revolution there we should been aggressively supporting. And finally we should have made it clear, at least by now, that we have military plans to potentially remove their nuclear capabilities. That doesn't mean we actually pull the trigger, but it means we communicate to them that we're ready to do so. And that it is unacceptable to America to have a nuclear Iran. Instead what this administration has done is communicate to the Iranians that we're more worried about Israel attacking them than we are about them becoming nuclear. It's extraordinary. So those are some thoughts directly at Iran.” (Mother’s Jones Transcript of Romney Speech.)
By publishing Romney’s Iran remarks, Mothers Jones did more to stop Iran’s nuclear program in the five nanoseconds it took to upload Romney’s remarks than US President Obama did in 4 years of commanding the most powerful nation the world has ever seen.
Then there’s reason number #2, the idiotic “fact checker” Walter Hickey, who scared Iran even more by “exposing” Romney’s supposed foreign policy “gaffe” - publishing Romney’s statement concerning Syria’s importance to Iran, saying it lays in “it’s Iran’s path to the sea"
In Romney’s own words, Romney said:
“Secondly, Syria's an opportunity for us because Syria plays an important role in the Middle East, particularly right now. Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea.”
The “fact checker” Hickey confidently stated “Syria is not Iran’s path to the sea.” The only problem is Mitt Romney was actually talking about the Mediterranean Sea.
And, Mitt Romney showed supreme strategic understanding by recognizing that because of Obama, Iran has de facto taken over Iraq.
Again Mitt Romney stated:
“This president's failure to put in place a status forces agreement allowing 10-20,000 troops to stay in Iraq? Unthinkable!”
So what Romney really meant was President Obama’s colossal Iranian failure had allowed Iran to form a contiguous military mass from the Persian Gulf all the way through to the Eastern Med. And, as Romney made clear, once he’s elected, Assad is truly finished.
Instead, Obama has been protecting Assad almost as if Obama thinks Assad is an American ally. It doesn’t seem to bother Obama that Assad has murdered 40,000 people.
So, by Iran casting an early absentee ballot for Obama, Iran has really shown America who really should be President of the United States of America: Mitt Romney.
I know I will be voting for him. Mitt Romney is the world’s only hope to stop Iran from destroying Western Civilization.