What say you? Are Allen West’s predictions correct?
By Allen West
I went back and checked out to whom President Obama granted his first interview back in January of 2009. Was it to the BBC, Reuters, Associated Press? Nah, it was to Al Arabiya. And this statement by the new president Barack Obama, reported by CBS News, January 28, 2009 says it all: “In his first sit-down interview — which he symbolically granted to pan-Arab satellite network Al Arabiya — Mr. Obama said, “Iran has acted in ways that’s not conducive to peace and prosperity in the region… But I do think that it is important for us to be willing to talk to Iran, to express very clearly where our differences are, but where there are potential avenues for progress.”
“If countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us,” added the president. CBS News’ Leily Lankarani in Tehran reports Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has turned that comment around on Washington. “If there is any clenched fist in the world, it is the fist of the U.S.A.,” Hasan Ghashghavi told a group of journalists Wednesday during a visit to Japan.”
I also went back and watched the two speeches Obama gave in Turkey before the general assembly and in Cairo, Egypt at the university where he requested members of the Muslim Brotherhood be front and center in the audience. Obama certainly did extend a hand, but no one unclenched their fist — certainly not Iran.
As reported by Reuters yesterday, “Iran’s top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic’s future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supported last year’s nuclear deal with world powers but has since called for Iran to avoid further rapprochement with the United States and its allies, and maintain its economic and military strength.
“Those who say the future is in negotiations, not in missiles, are either ignorant or traitors,” Khamenei, who has the final say on all matters of state, was quoted as saying by his website. “If the Islamic Republic seeks negotiations but has no defensive power, it would have to back down against threats from any weak country.”
The first thing I want to clarify with y’all is that Iran hasn’t signed anything. To the Ayatollah, there is no “agreement,” yet Barack Obama extended his hand and in it was billions of dollars for the number one state sponsor of Islamic terrorism.
Remember, during the 2008 Democrat presidential primary debate, Obama clearly stated he would talk with Iran without any preconditions — and no one challenged him on that. So what do we have today? A richer, militarily stronger and more belligerent Iran. We have Iranian hegemonic influence all across the Middle East, and its terrorist-listed forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Quds Force, operating freely, along with the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah — and Iranian-backed Shiite militias openly threatening U.S forces in Iraq. Consider this: in the reign of Obama, Iran now controls these capitols in the Middle East: Damascus, Beirut, Sanaa and Baghdad. Since the Obama administration has been so giddy to fall at the knees of Iran in complete and utter submission, we’ve witnessed countless ballistic missile tests, negotiations for weapons acquisition, opening of new markets with Europe, and of course ten US Sailors on their knees at gunpoint. And Iran will be building a monument to remember that feat – they’ll probably use some of the billions Obama sent their way.
Now the liberal progressive socialist leftists will claim Obama saved us from a war, a military confrontation. But that’s like the coward who gives up his lunch money to the bully saying he did it to avoid eating food he didn’t like. I’ll give President Obama credit; he’s done exactly what he said he would do, and it will be up to the next two to three presidents to right this ship.