The last two weeks have provided some object lessons in rallying rationality in defense of the realm of Western civilization, happy examples of both creative resistance to and triumph over the sanctimonious cant and devious practices of leftist elitism. First, fully 47 U.S. senators, all Republicans, had the character and resolve to sign onto an “open letter” to the ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran apprising the mad hatters that no bad deal agreed to between them and Obama&Co. would, by that fact alone, have lasting force and effect without the U.S. Senate’s proper consent, under America’s constitutional system. Reading between the lines: If Obama’s negotiating team, wittingly or unwittingly, agrees to a deal that would enable Tehran to develop a militarized nuclear capability, the U.S. Senate can and will withhold its consent to such a deal, effectively making it fully revocable once Obama leaves office. Continue reading
If Benjamin Netanyahu is returned to the premiership of Israel after that nation’s elections on March 17th, the clock will start ticking on an epochal geopolitical showdown between the West and Islam. Not radical Islam, mind you, but orthodox Islam — the expansionist, totalitarian religio-political ideology embodied in the Qur’an and the Hadith (the sayings of Mohammed), whose aims demand the annihilation of Israel and the United States on the way to subjugating all the world’s peoples and forcing them to submit to the brutal dictates of the Shari’a (Islamic law).
The first act in this burgeoning Wagnerian extravaganza is the “deal” now being negotiated with Iran by the United States and several European powers for the putative purpose of slowing and restraining the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. America’s Anointed One claims the impending deal with Iran, only a few terms of which have been disclosed so far, will serve to restrict Iran’s ambitions and thereby safeguard Israel and other nations from having an atomic Sword of Damocles erected over their heads. But, whatever the actual terms of any such restriction and however effective they might possibly be, said regime will last but 10 years, after which Iran will be free to create as large a nuclear stockpile of weapons as it desires. We recall that, in 1938, Chamberlain and Daladier felt – felt, I say! — that Hitler’s hunger for foreign real estate would be satiated after all of Czechoslovakia was brought under Nazi rule. And, as some might now say, feelings are never wrong, doncha know? We well know differently, of course. Continue reading
This week Jews worldwide will celebrate the folk festival of Purim, commemorating the rescue of the Jews of Persia by Queen Esther, herself a Jew, who alerted her royal husband Xerxes to the imminent murder of her people at the behest of the king’s prime minister, Haman. Xerxes intervened, tagged Haman as the real traitor to his rule, and had him hanged for his evil scheming. One day before this traditional celebration begins, the leader of the modern Jewish State will rise in front of our nation’s assembled national lawmakers to warn America and the world of the dire threat soon to be posed by Haman’s most recent incarnation, the Islamic Republic of Iran. That this simple impending event has sparked so much vitriolic controversy in the United States in recent weeks reflects the growing mistrust and alienation of Americans for the Obama administration’s stance and posture in Middle East affairs, among others. Continue reading