Under Jimmy Carter, Iran was lost to the Ayatollah, and under Barack Obama, the Middle East will be lost to Iran.
Iran is currently poised to take over Iraq. They are fighting in Iraq as their commanders and soldiers and they have sent a million of their people into Iraq in one fell swoop.
Placards glorifying Iran are lining the streets of Baghdad.
The hate towards Israel comes not only from the Ayatollah, but from all leaders in Iran, Dore Gold said. Gold is the former Israeli ambassador. The anti-Israel statements are on placards placed on their destroyers, he continued. They are calling for the annihilation of Israel and America.
Showing that their navy can take out a US carrier is how Iran builds good will? Gold asked.
Iranians at the end of December sent a million Iranians to Iraq for a Shura festival and Iraq doesn’t know if they are going back to Iran. They came without visas. [Of course they’re not going back.]
Iran is solidifying its hold over Yemen at the same time.
Iraqi forces moving toward Tikrit
Charles Krauthammer said Iran is openly running the operation in Tikrit. They want to dominate the region and go nuclear. They have overriding influence in Baghdad and Damascus, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon. The Saudis are infuriated and see their air strikes in support of Iran taking over Iraq. It is a nightmare, it’s a paradox, it’s an irony and this is the work of the Obama administration and the reason the Saudis are so angry with the U.S.
The arms race will heat up with the signing of the nuclear deal because our allies cannot trust the U.S.
Gen. Flynn, former DIA chief believes Iran is more dangerous than ISIS. It is, in his opinion, “a global threat because of their ballistic missile capability, if nothing else, and the ranges of some of the capabilities they have.”
They are “a state sponsor of terrorism yet we say we are not going to deal with terrorists,” he said.
Part of him says Iran has to be told to “get the hell out of Iraq”. “Their leadership are acting as field commanders in Iraq. They are responsible for some U.S. deaths in Iraq.” They are vicious, tough, organized, well-led. “This is sunni going against Shia”. This is worse than ISIS. They “want to dominate the entire region”.
Iran also announced the mass delivery of Qadr and Qiyam long-range ballistic missiles to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Force, and said these missiles are capable of destroying different types of targets under any type of conditions due to their tactical capability, sustainability in the battleground and radar-evading features.
They also announced that the defense ministry will deliver upgraded versions of these long-range and high-precision missiles to the Iranian military forces next year.
In February, Iran marked the 36th anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution with massive rallies at which many participants chanted anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, calling for their downfall, AP reports. They hung their good friend Obama in effigy.
Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president being sold to us as a “moderate” is anything but.
Rouhani’s own son killed himself because he hated his father’s extremism. He wrote in his suicide note, “I hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion.”
Rouhani was an intimate of the murderous Khomenei regime from its inception and is close to the current Ayatollah. Rouhani is an Ayatollah insider. One cannot be an Ayatollah insider and be anything but extreme. Rouhani was also close to the very radical Rafsanjani.
Rouhani has extolled theocrat Khomenei’s enlightened “vision” for Islamic supremacy in his writings and has said that to separate from these ideals is to be held in the prison of western politics, “politics without ethics” or a medieval European dungeon, “backward religious thoughts”…
He gave a speech in which he told the Iranian parliament that he planned to model Pakistan’s nuclear armaments program.
When Rouhani served as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, he openly admitted he was pretending to negotiate with the US while mocking the US for believing him. He mocked the European Troika while lying to their faces.
Two days before his election, Rouhani said the Israeli occupation was a “wound” on the region.
Immediately after Iran’s presidential election in June. Iran announced they were sending 4,000 more troops to Syria . They also announced their intention to move ahead with their nuclear program.
In his first press conference as president-elect, he announced that “the era of suspension is gone” (Rouhani.Ir, June 18, 2013). Rouhani also posted a photo on his facebook page showing him surrounded by people carrying placards reading “Death to Israel”, “Death to America” [President Rouhani’s web site]
As Ahmadinejad was leaving, he warned us by saying, “I will inform you with God as my witness, a devastating storm is on the way that will uproot the basis of Zionism.” Ahmadinejad added that Israel “has no place in the region.”
The history of Iran’s nuclear and missile programs has been full of inconsistencies, misstatements, concealments and outright lies and the only conclusion can be that Iran’s claim that they are pursuing nuclear power for peaceful purposes is also a lie.
The U.S. and Iran right now are on the same path: to end Iranian sanctions and to navigate the road to Iran’s nuclear bombs.