“Murderers are not monsters, they’re men. And that’s the most frightening thing about them.” – Alice Sebold
For the first time in my life, I’m actually afraid for Israel. Israel is a nation of iron-skinned warriors, and they’ve always been able to take care of themselves. The Iron Dome is a masterwork of defense technology. But now, they’ve been taken out of the equation entirely. Their fate is in the hands of six nations—but really just one.
It’s hard to use the word “deal” when writing about Obama’s nuclear arrangement with Iran because it’s not a deal, it’s a robbery. We have conceded to nearly everything, and gotten nothing in return. Yet we continue to pursue this ghost.
If this deal goes through, we will be flooding Iran’s coffers with billions upon billions of dollars, and since Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism, they will then use that money to—you guessed it—sponsor terrorism! And the bulk of that terrorism will be directed at the enemies of Islam—namely, the Jews.
Adding to that, by easing sanctions on Iran and acquiescing to their terms, we are handing them a lovely little nuke. Israel will be target number one on a list of two.
Would you give a loaded gun to a man who has repeatedly told you he is intent on killing your best friend? That’s what Obama and his allies are doing to Israel. More than that, this man is recruiting friends to help him.
And here’s the thing: motives don’t matter. I know I’m always writing about motives, and how monumentally important they are—but in this situation, regardless of intent, the end is the same.
Obama wants a legacy; Israel is dead. Obama truly believes Iran can be trusted; Israel is dead. It’s a loss on either end, and those who advocate for this deal, knowing what we know, will share equal guilt in the death of millions.
In the presidential forum on Monday, Ted Cruz made the point with crystal clarity:
“If this deal goes through, the Obama administration will become the world’s leading global financier of radical Islamic terrorism…if President Obama and Hillary Clinton and John Kerry are responsible for sending billions of dollars to Iran, and those billions go to jihadists, who use that money to murder Americans, to murder Israelis, to murder Europeans, then [the] administration is responsible.”
We know the evils of radical Islam. We know how deeply Iran loathes Israel. Whether or not you are aware of what you’re supporting, if you support this deal, and the inevitable happens, you—as an individual—will bear responsibility for taking human life. Are you ready for that? If not, I’d certainly reconsider your choices.
We cannot hand the gun to the madman. Complicity in a crime is the same as committing a crime. Will we only regret our complicity when the nuclear bomb detonates? Or will that simply be the beginning of the finger-pointing?