Op-Ed: Obama Talks to Rouhani - a Nightmare for Israel
Gabriel RosenbergThe author is the founder of WorldMediaMonitoring.com.
History was made on Friday when U.S. & Iran’s leaders spoke for the first time since 1979. Rouhani, the newly elected President of Iran has been on a “charm offensive” since taking over from one of the world’s most hated men, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and has been described by the mainstream media as a “moderate.”
The president of Iran has virtually no power. It is merely a symbolic position, since the supreme leader Khamenei has all the power and approves all of the nominees for the presidential position.
And Rouhani is hardly a moderate. Israeli PM Netanyahu described him properly as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Just a few days before the UN general assembly, Rouhani attended a rally which called for the destruction of Israel. In a recently released video interview, Rouhani brags about how he managed to deceive the West as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and how the country’s 150 centrifuges grew to over 1,700 by the time he left the nuclear project.
As the leader of the free world, President Barack Hussein Obama must be aware of all this. So the question is, why does Obama want to negotiate with a terrorist regime like Iran? Many of the Obama bashers claim that he is naïve or an amateur, but I categorically reject that argument. To most pro-Americans, Obama’s presidency seems like an utter failure, eerily similar to the presidency of Jimmy Carter in the 1970s.
But I contend that Obama does not get results that are opposite to what he intends, and that he knows exactly what he is doing.
Three incredible achievements of Obama that suggest he is not an amateur include being elected as president of the United States, the most unknown politician ever to hold that office. The second is being re-elected with the worst economic record to ever re-elect a president since 1936. And the third is that he managed to get Obamacare passed (the biggest expansion of government in U.S. history), something for which the progressive movement has been yearning for the past 100 years.
Those who are familiar with Iran’s stall tactics know that nothing will get in the way of their pursuit of nuclear weapons. It has been their number one foreign policy since 1979, based on the destruction of Israel which will bring forth the hidden 12th imam and the re-establishment of the Islamic Caliphate.
So why does Obama jump at the chance to talk to President Rouhani, thereby giving the Iranian Regime more time to stall? The answer is simple: Obama does not mind the possibility that Iran may obtain nuclear weapons.
The above statment may seem highly cynical, but a closer look at Obama’s domestic and foreign policy gives plenty of clues illuminating his worldview. In a previous op-ed for Arutz Sheva, I argued the case that Obama (and granted most of the American far-left) “sees America as the bully of the world… thus Obama’s foreign policy has been characterized by punishing and weakening the West while rewarding the failures of the world.”
Domestically, Obama is transforming the most prosperous nation in the history of the world into a European nanny state. He has doubled the national debt in one presidency, he has spent more money than all of the former U.S. Presidents combined (if you take out the money spent during World War II), he has doubled the amount of people on food stamps and is presiding over the lowest employment participation rate since the early 1970s.
Obama is doing this to level the playing field; he is ensuring that America will no longer be the leader of the free world. That is why he has slashed America’s nuclear arsenal without assuring that America’s enemies do the same. By allowing another anti-Western country to develop nuclear weapons, he is furthering that cause.
To fully understand Obama’s worldview, watch the second highest grossing political documentary of all time, “2016: Obama’s America.”
He views Israel’s mere existence as a problem and feels that the world would be better off without it.
For a U.S. President, Obama has a very negative view of Israel, something I discussed in another former op-ed for Arutz Sheva that you can read here. There are reports published by the Washington Free Beacon that claim Obama ‘vetoed’ an Israeli strike on Iran in 2012.
Obama, and again, most of the American far-left, believe that by solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they will bring peace to the Middle East. But I believe Obama wants to take it one step further. He views Israel’s mere existence as a problem and feels that the world would be better off without it.
That is why Obama hasn’t taken any significant actions to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The U.S. has increased sanctions against Iran during his presidency, but it is in spite of Obama, not because of Obama.
Therefore one can predict two possible outcomes to Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons: 1) Iran launches nuclear weapons towards Israel or 2) Israel (unilaterally) destroys Iran’s nuclear facilities.
And when one of those possibilities becomes a certainty, Obama will claim that he has done everything in his power to solve the Iranian nuclear weapons pursuit diplomatically.