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The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.

Barack Obama

Wednesday, January 08, 2020m the morning after an Iranian ballistic missile strike:tragically—if you’re a D/S/C—World War III has not broken out, oil prices are dropping and supply is plentiful thanks to Mr. Trump’s dismantling of Barack Obama’s Iran supporting energy policies, the stock market continues to hit new, previously unimaginable heights, Iran continues to lie and the American media continues to gleefully spread those lies, and horror of horrors, Donald Trump is still president and Americans are getting tired of all the winning—again—still.

As the seriously dead Soleimani continued to kill Iranians even at his funeral, President Trump addressed the nation, beginning with this:

As long as I’m president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning. I’m pleased to inform you, the American people, should be extremely grateful and happy. No Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases.

The first sentence was the most important, but I’ll get to that shortly.  For now, keep in mind that everything Trump has done in this Iranian caper is wrong and bad, and will provoke WWIII and will keep people from crying when Old Yeller dies because he failed to get the permission of the permanent State Department bureaucracy, the D/S/C Congress, and he failed to leak his plans in advance to the media and all the above so they could warn America’s enemies.  In fact, he purposely, purposely, refused to tell them anything or ask their permission before protecting American lives and national security.  The madman!  Orange man bad, bad, bad!

As sad as they are every day when they awake and find Donald Trump still president, they were saddened even more to learn that, taking a page from Obama’s playbook, Mr. Trump used a drone—perhaps helicopter—launched missile to obliterate one of history’s worst, most bloodthirsty and vicious terrorists.  How dare he kill a military combatant of a country that has been fighting a declared war against America for 40 years!?  That’s illegal!  That’s immoral!  That’s provocative!  That’s, that’s TRUMP!

Former Secretary of State John Kerry closely observing global diplomacy
credit: wattsupwiththat.com

Why, Trump is so crazy, so dangerous, he withdrew from the Iran deal!  D/S/Cs are desperate to embrace it again so Iran can continue to feverishly build nuclear weapons, which they’re doing now, but without the cover of the deal.  After all, the traitorous, sniveling weasel John Kerry has been assuring the Iranians they could do whatever they wanted because Trump will surely be defeated, and then D/S/Cs will have more flexibility to allow Iran to build all the nucs it wants and to finally act on their “Death to Israel” and ”Death to America” Iran’s Got Talent jingles.  This would, of course, completely vindicate Obama’s foreign policy legacy, and the best part is D/S/Cs can count on the media to blame Trump, because he’s so mean and orange man bad, what other choice did the Iranians have but to build enough nucs to atomize their enemies, which is pretty much most of humanity?

Let’s see what else President Trump had to say:

For far too long, all the way back to 1979, to be exact, nations have tolerated Iran’s destructive and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East and beyond. Those days are over. Iran has been the leading sponsor of terrorism, and their pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the civilized world. We will never let that happen.

For the last few years, D/S/Cs have been rooting for recession.  For the last week, they’ve been rooting for war.  They don’t care about the American people; they care about power, about anything that might hurt Trump’s chances for reelection.  Mr. Trump’s concerns are otherwise, and he’s serious about not allowing Iran to obtain nucs, which is a multi-leveled problem.

Soleimani directed the recent attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq that badly wounded four service members and killed one American. And he orchestrated the violent assault on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. In recent days, he was planning new attacks on American targets. But we stopped him. Soleimani’s hands were drenched in both American and Iranian blood. He should have been terminated long ago. By removing Soleimani, we have sent a powerful message to terrorists: If you value your own life, you will not threaten the lives of our people.

The Iran deal, and deep state policy, has allowed Iran to threaten and kill Americans since 1979.  D/S/Cs don’t like anyone threatening their power, so they hate Trump for changing the status quo.

Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013, and they were given 150 billion dollars, not to mention 1.8 billion in cash. Instead of saying thank you to the United States, they chanted ‘Death to America.’ In fact, they chanted ‘Death to America’ the day the agreement was signed. Then Iran went on a terror spree funded by the money from the deal, and created hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration. The regime also greatly tightened the reins on their own country. Even recently, killing 1,500 people at the many protests that are taking place all throughout Iran.

D/S/Cs and the media have gone crazy.  How dare Trump say Obama did that?  They’ve even claimed the 150 billion actually belonged to Iran.  That’s a lie.   There’s no question the money Obama gave Iran was used for terrorism, including missiles.  NBC’s Chuck Todd was outraged:

I think it is notable at how ham-handedly the president tried to politicize this by blaming the previous administration for financing — you know, we’re glossing over that,’ Todd reacted. ‘The sitting president of the United States accusing, essentially, the previous president of helping to finance Iranian weapons is quite remarkable, that he’s willing to push the envelope like that with the office- with this office.

Yes. How dare Donald Trump tell the truth?!  How dare he do like Barack Obama and criticize his predecessor, particularly by telling the truth about him?

The very defective JCPOA expires shortly anyway and gives Iran a clear and quick path to nuclear breakout. Iran must abandon its nuclear ambitions and end its support for terrorism. The time has come for the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China to recognize this reality. They must now break away from the remnants of the Iran deal or JCPOA. And we must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place.

Iran has never honored the deal. They’ve constantly been working toward nucs.  Russia and China can be counted on to do whatever will harm America, and so can Germany and France.  The UK might play ball.  Iran surely won’t.  More on that shortly.

We must also make a deal that allows Iran to thrive and prosper and take advantage of its enormous untapped potential. Iran can be a great country. Peace and stability cannot prevail in the Middle East as long as Iran continues to foment violence, unrest, hatred and war. The civilized world must send a clear and unified message to the Iranian regime: Your campaign of terror, murder, mayhem will not be tolerated any longer. It will not be allowed to go forward.

Maybe not.  Again, more on that shortly.

Today, I am going to ask NATO to become much more involved in the Middle East process. Over the last three years under my leadership, our economy is stronger than ever before, and America’s achieved energy independence. These historic accomplishments shades our strategic priorities — these are accomplishments that nobody thought were possible — and options in the Middle East became available. We are now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. We are independent and we do not need Middle East oil.

D/S/Cs hate that.  They want Americans dependent on them, on foreign oil.  They hate American strength and accomplishment, and they absolutely hate that Trump has accomplished this because it show how incompetent they are.  Remember Barack Obama saying it would take a magic wand for the GDP to ever again rise beyond 2%?  Mr. Trump found a very big magic wand.

The American military has been completely rebuilt under my administration, at a cost of 2.5 trillion dollars. U.S. armed forces are stronger than ever before. Our missiles are big, powerful, accurate, lethal and fast. Under construction are many, many hypersonic missiles. The fact that we have this great military and equipment, however, does not mean we have to use it. We do not want to use it. American strength, both military and economic, is the best deterrent.

D/S/Cs hate American strength, and deterrence too.  They absolutely hate our military.

Finally, to the people and leaders of Iran: We want you to have a future and a great future, one that you deserve, one of prosperity at home in harmony with the nations of the world. The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it. I want to thank you, and God bless America. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you.

Instead of starting WWII, President Trump is offering Iran peace and prosperity.  They will never accept it.  The current Iranian regime is an Islamist theocracy, but not just any Islamist theocracy.  They’re a twelver theocracy.  Not only do they believe it’s their responsibility to conquer the world for Islam, they believe it is their religious duty—they’re Shiites—to provoke an apocalypse, which will trigger the return of the 12th Imam, who will rule the world for Islam.  In addition, they’re Persians, not Arabs.  However, like Arabs, they are an honor culture.  Male dominated, it is virtually impossible for them to admit error, so they have tribal responses to any slight, real or imagined.

They will provoke and attack as long as they think they can get away with it, and when challenged by strength, will temporarily back off.  But they seek nuclear weapons, not to deter attack so they can continue to kill infidels as they please, but so they can trigger the return of the 12th Iman.  They intend to use nuclear weapons against Israel and America.  They cannot be deterred; they cannot be made to see reason.  They may refrain from attacks only as part of a long-term strategy.  They negotiate only to gain advantage, temporary or permanent, and they will not honor any agreement they make.  Martyrdom is an essential part of their psyche.

One of our weaknesses is we tend to project our values and beliefs on others.  We tend to think that because we value peace, others do as well.  Because we do not want war, others don’t want war and will take advantage of opportunities to avoid war. Because we are strong, because we can destroy an enemy without the use of nuclear weapons, we think other nations will realize that and back down.

Not Iran.  Unlike Barack Obama, Donald Trump means it when he says he will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, which means we are going to have to engage in a substantial, if brief, military strike or series of strikes, sooner or later.  The danger is our intelligence assessments may be inaccurate and Iran may obtain—and use—nuclear weapons before we are prepared.

President Trump has indeed prevented war for now, and he is an expert negotiator, but Iran doesn’t deal honestly.  They don’t want peace; they want a holocaust.  They want to conquer the world.

Mr. Trump continues to beat D/S/Cs at every turn.  If he had retaliated for the missile attack, they, and this includes the media, would have ruthlessly attacked him.  Since he has done the opposite, and even extended an olive branch, they ruthlessly attack him.  When he is forced to strike to stop a nuclear breakout, they will ruthlessly attack him and try to steal his constitutional authority to protect America.  If he is not reelected, the next D/S/C president will all but deliver nuclear weapons to Iran on a silver platter, and will be praised for their brilliance.

Donald Trump has been everything D/S/Cs are not.  He has obviously listened to our military, even our intelligence agencies.  He has wisely not informed or consulted Democrats.  He is defending Americans and America, and he will use military force when necessary while simultaneously doing everything possible to disengage us from unnecessary foreign wars.  He’s keeping his campaign promises.

Might he have obliterated Iran’s ability to wage war now?  Might that have been smart?  Possibly, he does have an election to consider with the knowledge D/S/Cs, including the media, will savage him regardless of what he does or doesn’t do.  Waiting until November–if possible–is smart, and Trump’s savvy is only one of the things that so enrages D/S/Cs, and comforts normal Americans.

Considering the Obama Administration’s treatment of the media, their hatred for Trump might seem inexplicable.  Consider this from failed novelist and former Obama national security advisor Ben Rhodes:

All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,’ he said. ‘Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.’

Rhodes set up a team of staffers who were focused on promoting the deal, which apparently included the feeding of talking points at useful times in the news cycle to foreign policy experts who were favorably disposed toward it. ‘We created an echo chamber,’ he told the magazine. ‘They [the seemingly independent experts] were saying things that validated what we had given them to say.

Mr. Trump continues to clean up the Obama mess.  We have a real president.  That’s why so many are so desperate to destroy him.