Obama Bends Over Backwards for the Iranian Mullahs!
January 25, 2014
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Obama’s appeasement of the Iranian Islamist Regime and Betrayal of the Iranian Opposition will bring grave consequences for America, Iran and the World.
Obama’s Tone-deaf Note to Iran
The Mullahs Play for Time
President Obama is once again seeking rapprochement with the radicals who rule Iran with an iron fist, proving he is not learning from his mistakes. Another private letter to the regime’s leaders urging better relations has already fallen on deaf ears, just as earlier attempts have.
The Iranian media confirmed last week that a letter from the White House similar to previous communications offered recognition of the Islamic regime’s legitimacy and requested better cooperation over Iran’s nuclear program.
Iranian Propaganda Poster
Obama (in Nazi Field Marshal Uniform) and American Troops (in Nazi uniforms) surrender to Qassem Soleimani the IRGC General.
The bottom text reads:
For all the enemies of Iran, one Qassem Soleimani is enough!”
An unnamed source told the Islamic regime’s media outlet Irannuc.ir that in the latest letter, Mr. Obama emphasized that he has heard the message from the Iranian people in the June presidential elections that Hassan Rouhani won. This acknowledgment is a total betrayal to the principles of democracy. Elections in Iran are controlled by the state and the Guardian Council, a body of 12 members, six of them clerics, which decides who can run for public office. Those not trusted by the system are barred from running, and many voicing their dissatisfaction with the regime are labeled as “Mohareb” (an enemy of God) and summarily executed.
In the communique, Mr. Obama also expressed his readiness to reduce sanctions over Iran’s illicit nuclear program in the face of a serious diplomatic push by Tehran. That point is unfortunate, since Iran has played the diplomatic game perfectly in stalling for time while trying to develop nuclear weapons.
The letter said that positive statements by Iranian officials are important but not enough. In order to show change, Iran must take practical steps to restore international confidence. That’s not going to happen unless “practical steps” mean Iran keeps its nuclear program on some level.
The president also stressed U.S. readiness for direct talks with Iran. Direct talks, indirect talks, third-party talks — all have resulted in the same thing: more stalling.
Mr. Obama has previously written directly to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging cooperation and stating his distaste with the sanctions that he said Congress was pressuring him to enforce.
Mr. Obama acknowledged in an ABC interview Sunday that he has been exchanging letters with the Iranian president, Mr. Rouhani.
According to Iran’s Mashregh News, the Iranian response to Mr. Obama’s latest letter has already been sent to Washington. Javad Zarif, the Rouhani administration’s newly appointed foreign minister who prepared the response, told the Obama administration that before any improvement in relations is warranted, “the U.S. first needs to change its policies and behavior toward Iran,” Mashregh reported.
Regime leaders, who have successfully followed a strategy of diminishing the U.S. presence in the region and engaging in meaningless nuclear talks, have continuously believed that America and the West will avoid any military action against Iran. The regime’s opponents, they say, will have no choice but to finally accept the Iranian nuclear program and slowly remove sanctions.
Mohammad Mohammadi, an Iranian international affairs and nuclear program expert, wrote last year: “Iran is in a position now that it does not necessarily need to compromise with the U.S. Looking back at the past decade, all the red lines by America and the West over Iran’s nuclear issue have now been transformed into acceptance. America has always adopted radical actions at first that have changed to symbolic measures later. Iran has always known that America and the West needed a way to solve the nuclear issue with some honor, and today it is quite visible that with the defeat of America’s policies toward Iran, the talk about a need to solve the Iranian nuclear issue diplomatically is a way to obtain that honor.”
This analysis is, unfortunately, quite accurate. When Mr. Obama took office in 2009, the regime had barely enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb. Today, it has enough for six with more than 10,000 centrifuges spinning nonstop. Previously, the radicals ruling Iran had not dared to enrich further than the 3.5 percent level, fearing a U.S. backlash, but now they are not only openly enriching to the 20 percent level, which nearly completes the work needed for nuclear weaponization. They are also on course both to attain intercontinental ballistic missiles, bringing the United States within range, and to complete its heavy-water plant, which would give the regime a second path to nuclear weapons by acquiring weapons-grade plutonium.
I have said for a long time that neither negotiations nor sanctions will deter the Islamic regime with its policies in the region and its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and today more than ever it is clear that the Obama administration is resigned to a nuclear-armed Iran. However, the implications of such a scenario will surely hurt America’s security and the global economy for decades to come. Israel will suffer much more uncertainty and vicious attacks by Iran’s proxies.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation from Mr. Rouhani to travel to Tehran to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue. Emboldened by outmaneuvering Mr. Obama on the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, Mr. Putin feels that now he can save Tehran by convincing the international community to accept Iran’s right to “peaceful nuclear energy.”
The Obama administration must understand that defeat is not an option and that a nuclear-armed Islamic regime in Iran will at least destabilize the world and that the proliferation of arms will become a nightmare. Every other regime in the region will pursue the same weapons, and world peace will not be sustainable.
Destruction of Israel Guaranteed, Imam Khamenei Says
Iran's Supreme Leader Promises the Jewish Land to the Palestinians
Iran’s supreme leader promises in a newly released audiotape the destruction of Israel and Palestinians’ return to that land.
Fars News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, last week posted an audiotape of excerpts of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speeches to Palestinian officials and others with a title “Palestine will surely become free.”
In this video the supreme leader of the Islamic regime ruling Iran, promises in a newly released audiotape, the destruction of Israel and the Palestinians' return to that land.
Translation: Reza Kahlili
Khamenei: Destruction of Israel is Guaranteed
In the audiotape, which is partly in Arabic, Khamenei gives blessings to those who fight against Israel and says, “Peace be upon the children of our nation, peace be upon the brave jihadists in Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. Today the Islamic world and the whole world are witnesses to great revelations that show change in international affairs.”
The ayatollah promises a restructuring of the Middle East: “Palestine will be free, have no doubt in this. … Palestinians will return there and there will be a Palestinian government … and that is based on the truth revealed by God. A new Middle East will be … an Islamic Middle East.”
Khamenei attacks Israel for defending itself: “They attacked Lebanon – a mistake. They attacked Gaza – a mistake. They attacked those (Turkish) ships – a mistake. These mistakes, one after another, show that the murderous Zionist regime of Israel is reaching the final fall and destruction of its own non-existence.”
In promising the annihilation of Israel, the supreme leader also says, “There is no doubt that victory awaits the Palestinian people in the future, and the myth of Zionist power over this region will completely vanish, Allah willing.”
On Friday Khamenei called the current peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority “futile” and said, “The U.S.-brokered talks … are aimed at undermining the Palestinians’ resistance.”
He assailed the U.S. for reviving the peace talks between the two.
Khamenei’s audiotape comes on the back of a statement by Hassan Nassrallah, the secretary-general of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.
“Some think that the fall and destruction of Israel is only good for Palestinians,” Nassrallah said recently. “However, [such an event] will be good for all the countries of the region, and one cannot separate this threat [Israel] from Jordon, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. For this reason, the annihilation of Israel is in the national interest of Jordon, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon.”
Nassrallah, quoted by Amar news, an Iranian media outlet, recalled a statement by the founder of the Islamic Republic: “Imam [Ruhollah] Khomeini provided a clear and precise definition for Israel when he called this regime [Israel] a cancerous tumor. … And the only way to cure it is not to give it time, not give in to it and eradicate its roots.”
The clerics ruling Iran believe that Khamenei is the one named in a centuries-old hadith who will prepare for the coming of the Islamic last messiah, the Shiites’ 12th Imam, Mahdi. According to the hadith, Israel is to be destroyed before Mahdi’s re-appearance.
Mojtaba Zolnoor, an adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei in the Revolutionary Guards, has stated publicly that a number of the Ulama (Islamic scholars) and authoritative grand ayatollahs have announced that Khamenei is quite possibly the fabled “Seyed Khorasani.” According to the Islamic hadith, Khorasani is an individual from the region who is not only a companion of the Mahdi, but also is responsible for setting the stage for Mahdi’s re-emergence.
Also, according to close associates of Khamenei, the supreme leader has acknowledged his role in history by telling a confidant (Mohammad Reyshahri) that Khomeini told him personally, “Dear Seyed Ali, it will be during the time of your leadership that the last Shiite Imam, Imam Mahdi, will re-appear.”
A video revealed in 2011, “The Coming Is Upon Us,” showed regime intentions: change in the Middle East, destruction of Israel and the coming of Mahdi. The video, produced by the regime, was to be distributed in the Middle East.
In this video the IRI and IRGC are awaiting the Coming of Mahdi.
The Comming is Upon Us
The Islamic regime, despite its public position on the destruction of Israel and despite several U.N. resolutions and sanctions by the U.S. and Europe, has expanded its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Reports indicate that the regime will not only achieve capability on intercontinental ballistic missile delivery – bringing the U.S. within its reach – by next year, but also the ability to arm those missiles with nuclear warheads.
The West, while concerned about the regime’s nuclear program, still hopes to reach a peaceful settlement and has offered further talks over the issue with Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, who took office on Aug. 4.
Iranian IRGC General: Obama has Surrendered!
Qods Force Chief: US President's remark acknowledged inability to change regime in Iran
President Obama’s statement to the United Nations last week that America is not seeking regime change in Iran is not merely a kind remark, but a recognition of U.S. inability to bring change to Iran, the head of Iran’s Qods Forces, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, said.
Joining in that view, an outlet of the Qods cyber forces officers posted an image of a surrendering Obama in military uniform under the title “In a not too distant future.”
The image has Soleimani on top overlooking the defeat of America with a note at the bottom: “One Qassem Soleimani is enough for all the enemies of this country (Iran).”
That claim was underscored this week by Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, a member of Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, who said that while “Iran complies with the Non-Proliferation Treaty rules and regulations and cooperates within that framework, it will never accept the Additional Protocol.”
That protocol allows the IAEA to verify whether countries are complying with nuclear regulations.
“Tehran will not accept any kind of suspension or halt, and all Iranian nuclear facilities will continue their operation,” Hosseini said.
Soleimani, in a Thursday speech to the Congress of Martyrs of the Holy Defense, said Obama was not after regime change only because the United States can’t topple Iran, adding that “America in the last 35 years has committed the most cowardly and worst practices against the … Islamic Republic.”
His remarks were reported by Fars News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards.
Soleimani, called by a former CIA officer the “most powerful operative in the Middle East today,” directs all terrorist activities of the Islamic regime throughout the world and commands much of the behind-the-scenes operations in Syria to protect the Assad regime.
Another Iranian general, Yahya Safavi, former chief commander of the guards and special adviser to the supreme leader, said that the United States has clearly retreated and has chosen a soft approach on Iran.
“It seems that the Americans have reached a conclusion that Iran is a powerful and stable power in the region that maintains a logical and smart method in conflict with its enemies,” Safavi said. “Americans now see that they can’t confront the powerful Iran. Of course Iran will remain aggressive with its demands against America, because the reality is that there is much to demand from the Americans.”
In his U.N. speech, Obama reiterated his desire to continue negotiations with Iran and stated that Iran has a right to peaceful nuclear energy. He cited a fatwa (religious edict) by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, against nuclear weapons and President Hassan Rouhani’s earlier statement to the U.N. that the Islamic Republic will never develop a nuclear weapon.
But the Islamic regime recently paraded a new line of ballistic missiles that have a range of 1,250 miles and bragged that its power will change the geopolitics of the region and the world. It also announced the production of hundreds of small submarines to add to its ability to threaten the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. And last month it announced the completion of the installation of 18,000 centrifuges at its nuclear enrichment sites.
In emphasizing America’s “surrender,” Gen. Hossein Salami, the deputy commander of the Revolutionary Guards, said in a speech at Friday prayers in Qom that, “The enemy only understands the logic of power and nothing else. … The jihadist groups (Hezbollah and others), in defeating the Israeli army, planted a seed that has grown to a strong tree with its branches visible throughout the world, and the threats by the oppressive powers no longer frighten the Muslims as the apparent posture of America has collapsed,” Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported Friday.
“Today our vision of America’s power is realistic,” Salami said. “The Americans, in a time when their president sneezed a storm [that] would form in another part of the world, today are incapable of a military operation in a country that suffers under three years of war (Syria).
“America’s power has been damaged and you can see its weakness in their own land in front of the Iranian officials. … Such impotence has not been seen from America in front of a country such as ours.”
Obama revealed that although the Iranian president refused to meet with him, he did hold a telephone conversation with Rouhani and that he was hopeful there would be a positive outcome in upcoming negotiations over Iran’s illicit nuclear program.
Although Rouhani in several interviews stated that he has full authority to negotiate and that he was hopeful the nuclear issue could be resolved, a powerful member of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee revealed last week that Rouhani has only been authorized by the supreme leader to change tactics but not policy. He said there would be no negotiations with America on the principles of the Islamic regime or anything else.
A recently revealed video of Rouhani before the Iranian June presidential elections shows him boasting about deceiving the West and advancing Iran’s nuclear program during his tenure as the head of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiating team.
According to a source in the Revolutionary Guards intelligence unit, who cannot be named for security reasons, the regime’s ayatollahs got exactly what they wanted: a commitment from America to accept the regime’s nuclear program and a statement from the president of America not wanting regime change in Iran.
Rouhani’s approach of moderation on the surface has isolated Israel as the regime knew that America would not take military action against Iran under Obama but was not sure about Israel, he said, and that’s now secured.
Iranians Spit on Obama’s Image!
Despite President Obama’s outreach to the new president of Iran, Islamic radicals walked over a U.S. flag and spat on Obama’s image on their way to prayers on Friday.
Mashregh, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards, published a photo of the image of Obama alongside the U.S. flag laid on the ground and radicals walking over them. The picture shows one individual spitting on Obama’s image.
And while the Obama administration and U.S. media have generally portrayed the phone call and Twitter exchange between Obama and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani as evidence of warming relations, in September the website of the Qods cyber officers posted an image of Obama, wearing a Nazi field marshal’s uniform, surrendering with his hands on his head. The caption reads, “In the not too distant future…. One [Gen. Qassem] Soleimani is enough for all the enemies of this country.”
In an effort to emphasize the Islamic Republic’s view of the United States as the “Great Satan,” mass rallies will be held across Iran to shout “Death to America” and assail worldwide Zionism on the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover of November 4, 1979, Brig. Gen. Seyed Massoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of the Joint Armed Forces Headquarters, announced on Saturday.
“The crimes of leaders of America and international Zionism in their confrontation with the Iranian nation will never be erased from the public’s memory,” he said.
Jazayeri stated that ever since the Islamic Revolution, America has engaged in aggressive policies of blocking Iran’s wealth, helping Iraq in its war with Iran in the 1980s and espionage. Referring to the embassy takeover, he said, “If the American spies in Tehran under the cover of diplomats who were hatching plots were not arrested, today we would have witnessed 10 times more damage to our country and the surrounding countries.”
While the efforts of Rouhani were lauded by regime leadership and Guards commanders, his telephone call with Obama drew criticism.
The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, referring to the call, stated that some aspects of Rouhani’s efforts in New York were “not proper” and said the Islamic regime has no trust in America. The chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards in an earlier statement criticized Rouhani for taking the call and said he should not have spoken to the U.S. president.
Rouhani in interviews after returning home stated that the White House had requested the call five times and he decided to take it while en route to the airport.
At the Friday prayers, Mohammad Hossein Safar Harandi, a member of the Expediency Discernment Council of the regime, said the new approach by Rouhani is a tactical approach and referred to the Sureh Al-Fath in the Quran: “God in the Sureh Al-Fath points to a condition which is similar to the current condition … a situation where the hand of the infidels and nonbelievers is restrained from the believers.”
Harandi said that Allah sees engaging the U.S. as necessary to complete the “final victory” of Islam.
According to a Guard member who recently defected to Turkey, Iran’s economy is teetering on the brink. Soon the government will not be able to pay its employees. He said the regime fears a massive uprising not only by most Iranians who resent the regime and its ideology but also from the poor, which would then assure the downfall of the regime. Thus regime leaders are trying this new approach, to engage the U.S. in seeking sanctions relief without giving up their nuclear program.
The same tactic was used by the regime in 2003. A recently revealed video of Rouhani before the Iranian June presidential elections shows Rouhani boasting about deceiving the West and advancing Iran’s nuclear program during his tenure as the head of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiating team in order to jumpstart the program while promising cooperation.
Referring to the image of radicals walking over the U.S. flag, one prominent Iranian pro-democracy advocate, Shabnam Assadolahi, sent a tweet to Obama: “A must-see photo: @BarackObama are you still open to dialogue and communication with this dangerous regime?”
Iranians spit on Obama’s poster.
Despite several United Nations resolutions and sanctions by the U.N., United States and European Union demanding a halt to Iran’s illicit nuclear program, the Islamic regime has significantly expanded the program and currently has over 18,000 centrifuges, with enough enriched uranium for more than six nuclear bombs. At the same time it is set to complete its heavy-water plant, which would give the regime a second path to nuclear weapons by acquiring weapons-grade plutonium.
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