Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a speech to the Congress and the American people this morning! Wow! So this is what a real leader looks like and sounds like? I have forgotten how nice it is to actually feel pride during a speech to the country. It felt really good to finally have a real leader stand up and not only speak the truth, but show his love and appreciation for the United States.
Finally a leader who has no problem calling out Islamic terrorists and Iran for their support of terrorism around the world. Finally the history of Iran and their continued assaults on the United States and its people is remembered. Netanyahu said,
“I’m standing her in Washington D.C and the difference is so stark. America’s founding documents promises life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Iran’s founding document pledges death, tyranny and the pursuit of jihad….Just last week, Iran carried out a military exercise blowing up a mock U.S. aircraft carrier. That’s just last week, while they’re having nuclear talks with the United States. But unfortunately, for the last 36 years, Iran’s attacks against the United States have been anything but mock. Iran took dozens of Americans hostage in Tehran, murdered hundreds of American soldiers, Marines, in Beirut, and was responsible for killing and maiming thousands of American service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. “
“Beyond the Middle East, Iran attacks America and its allies through its global terror network. It blew up the Jewish community center and the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. It helped Al Qaeda bomb U.S. embassies in Africa. It even attempted to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, right here in Washington, D.C. In the Middle East, Iran now dominates four Arab capitals, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sanaa. And if Iran’s aggression is left unchecked, more will surely follow. So, at a time when many hope that Iran will join the community of nations, Iran is busy gobbling up the nations.”
“We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation and terror.”
Netanyahu further explained,
“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone. So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy is your enemy.”
“The greatest danger facing our world is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons. To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war. We can’t let that happen.”
Netanyahu went on the explain that the current deal in the works with Iran would not require then to destroy any nuclear facilities and the centrifuges used to enrich uranium, necessary to produce nuclear weapons, would be allowed to continue production. He also shined the light on the fat that inspectors have been fooled in the past, and that they are only able to “document violations, not stop them.” “Inspectors knew when North Korea broke to the bomb, but that didn’t stop anything. North Korea turned off the camera, kicked out the inspectors. Within a few years it got the bomb. Now we ‘re warned that within five years North Korea could have an arsenal of 100 nuclear bombs.”
Ed Royce, Republican from California, claimed that he had supported passage of legislation to give the Ayatollah a choice between economic collapse for his system or compromise on his nuclear program. It passed in the house 400 -20 in favor, yet Harry Reid refused to let the bill come to the Senate floor. Royce feels the current deal paves the way for Iran to get a Nuclear bomb. He further said,
“What is incredible is that we would take off the table, in the last session, the types of sanctions that really could have imploded the regime in Iran.”
Although the majority of the House came together to support Netanyahu, there were dozens of Democratic representatives who refused to welcome the Prime Minister. President Obama called Netanyahu’s visit a “mistake” that would be “permanently destructive” to the U.S. Israeli relationship. After the Prime Minister’s speech, Democrats responded,
“I want to congratulate Speaker Boehner and PM Netanyahu on their very impressive bit of political theatre. The speech validated all the reasons I said I would not attend. I think Netanyahu got it all wrong…..he can now go home to his campaign and say he lectured Congress and the American people on things that apparently we didn’t know.”
“I did not appreciate the condescending tone…that basically says he doesn’t think Congress understands the threat that they pose…. I resent that he was telling us how to negotiate…. This was fear mongering….he said the deal has to be perfect…that’s like a child who says I want to go to disney land every day, eat ice cream every day, have coca cola, everyday, and not go to school…”
Netanyahu further said,
“Because Iran’s nuclear program would be left largely intact, Iran’s break-out time would be very short — about a year by U.S. assessment, even shorter by Israel’s.”
Meanwhile, Obama said negotiators are working toward ensuring, “there’s at least a year between us seeing them try to get a nuclear weapon and them actually being able to obtain one.”
According to a report by the Institute for Science and International Security in September 2013, Iran had come within two to three months of a bomb when negotiations began.
Netanyahu further explained the downside of the current deal on the table with Iran.
“So you see, my friends, this deal has two major concessions: one, leaving Iran with a vast nuclear program and two, lifting the restrictions on that program in about a decade. That’s why this deal is so bad. It doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb; it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”
The Prime Minister suggested that before lifting any restrictions against Iran, the world should demand three things,
- Stop the aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East.
- Stop supporting terrorism around the world.
- Stop threatening to annihilate my country, Israel, the one and only Jewish state.
Meanwhile Obama, in his usual narcissistic manner, responded to the speech by saying,
“Netanyahu, didn’t offer any viable alternatives. This is the best possible deal to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”