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Iran: The U.S. Cavalry is NOT coming

As Tehran is poised to go nuclear, Israel can forget about America or Europe having its back

The endgame is upon us.

The IAEA is not known for reckless rhetoric, and is not considered especially favorable to Israel. According to this former IAEA official, Iran will have a nuclear bomb within the next month, if not within two weeks (if they rush).

Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared, repeatedly, that Israel will not allow the Islamist regime of Iran to produce nuclear weapons. There is good reason for this – the Iranian regime has made no secret of its genocidal hatred of Jews and its desires to wipe Israel off the face of the map. It is the premiere state sponsor of international terrorism, and much of that terrorism has been directed against Israelis and Jews. Through its proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas, it has killed hundreds of Israelis, including men, women, and children.

The United States, under President Obama, plans to, once again, talk to the Iranian government. We have been talking to this government for over two decades, but this time, according to President Obama, the new, “moderate” Iranian President is a man we can deal with. Even though President Rouhani is not actually the “moderate” that President Obama claims he is. Even though Rouhani has already admitted he has repeatedly lied to the Western World about the Iranian nuclear program. Even though Rouhani is not actually the real leader of Iran, and the real leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei, has been very open and up front about his extreme hatred of Israel, the U.S., and Western values of freedom of speech, religion, etc.

The U.S., under President Obama, will do nothing but talk to Iran. The military option – regardless of what President Obama has said in the past – is off the table. If we didn’t know this before, we know it now, after Syria, where President Obama drew a “red line” on chemical weapons and then ignored its violation.

In fact, through the process of negotiations, the Obama Administration is only going to make things worse. It is pushing the U.S. Congress to step back from imposing new sanctions on the Iran, even though the impact of prior sanctions are what originally pressured Iran to implement its pretend “moderate” campaign. The Obama Administration is also considering the release of billions of dollars of frozen Iranian funds as a “reward” for the pretend “moderate” campaign, which will allow Iran to stave off its economic collapse and continue funding the Assad regime’s murderous actions in Syria.

There is nothing surprising about this, since President Obama’s instincts on foreign policy are almost always wrong, and he can usually be trusted to make the wrong decision on a matter of foreign policy.

The European Union will also do nothing but pursue more fruitless negotiations with the Iranians. Then again, they never seemed to care much about the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons. The EU has never been able to completely restrain European nations from undermining economic sanctions on Iran. And with their increasing economic troubles, and their rising levels of anti-Semitism, they certainly aren’t likely to be bothered by Iranian saber rattling against Jews or Israel. They also are seemingly willing to ignore the Iranian threat to Saudi Arabia, and other neighboring Middle Eastern nations, which might plunge the region into a war that might collapse the world oil industry.

Prime Minister Netanyahu needs to understand all of this.

There is no U.S., or any other, “cavalry” on the way. Israel is the only nation with the will, and the ability, to deal with the Iranian nuclear threat.

And the clock is now two weeks to midnight.

About the Author
Adam Turner serves as general counsel to the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET). He is a former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he focused on national security law.
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