Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
No government has the blood of more American soldiers on its hands today than the government of Iran. From Lebanon to Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Iran has been killing American soldiers for decades.
241 in Beirut. 19 at the Khobar Towers. Over 500 in Iraq and Afghanistan. The last time the United States officially fought Iran was under Reagan. But Iran has never stopped killing Americans. There is no reason to believe that it will stop once it has the nuclear weapons that Obama is helping its leaders obtain.
The last time left-wing radicals aided the nuclear program of an open enemy of the United States, they were put on trial for it. The sentencing judge at the time said that because “the nature of Russian terrorism is now self-evident” there was no further room for claims that no harm had been done.
“I believe your conduct in putting into the hands of the Russians the A-bomb years before our best scientists predicted Russia would perfect the bomb has already caused, in my opinion, the Communist aggression in Korea, with the resultant casualties exceeding 50,000 and who knows but that millions more of innocent people may pay the price of your treason. Indeed, by your betrayal you undoubtedly have altered the course of history to the disadvantage of our country,” Judge Kaufman stated.
These words of the Rosenberg verdict apply equally well to Obama’s betrayal on Iran. What the Rosenbergs did for Stalin, Obama did for the Ayatollah Khamenei.
Obama’s dirty nuclear deal with Iran has already sped along Iran’s aggression across the region. The more concessions Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry made, the more aggressive Iran became. It’s now involved in wars across the region that have already dragged the United States into its reach.
If Iran is allowed to go nuclear, these wars will become much worse and much more devastating.
This isn’t just Chamberlain. It’s Vidkun Quisling and Philippe Pétain. It’s not bad judgment. It’s treason. Obama has not merely appeased Iran out of fear; he sympathizes with its anti-American grievances. As he told his negotiators, Iran’s rulers feel “vulnerable” because of how America “meddled” in “their democracy” and that its anti-Americanism is a “defensive” reaction to “avoid repeats of the past.”
Obama identifies with the anti-American resentments of Muslim terrorists instead of the suffering of their victims. His foreign policy has been based on empowering the enemies of the United States to turn their grievances into a “defense” against American influence and intervention. He has done it from Cuba to Iran, backing Communist and Muslim Brotherhood tyrants. But his Iranian deal is his bloodiest crime.
The nuclear deal will empower Iran to act out its resentments by killing millions.
The nuclear bomb isn’t just a weapon. It’s an instrument of genocide. It’s an existential threat to our civilization and our way of life. The spies who helped the USSR go nuclear weren’t just passing along information about a weapon; they transformed a military conflict into a permanent global crisis in which the very fate of humanity rested on the greed and power of brutal aging ideologues in Moscow.
By clearing Iran’s path to the bomb, Obama has transformed the slow conflicts of conventional terrorism into a catastrophic civilizational crisis. An Iranian nuclear bomb will not sneak up on us the way that the demographic crisis of Muslim migration and its accompanying terrorism have. It will not be an incremental problem. A nuclear arms race between Sunnis and Shiites in which terrorists on both sides wield nuclear weapons will make the entire structure of Western civilization unsustainable.
9/11 saw a few jets used to devastate a city. The next wave of weapons will kill millions, not thousands.
The traitors who turned the USSR into a power capable of destroying the world were motivated by the same hidden agenda as the proponents of the Iran nuclear deal. They believed that an American nuclear monopoly would lead to arrogance and warmongering. They were convinced that American power had to be checked by seeing to it that the Soviet Union could match Uncle Sam, nuke for nuke.
Those who have opened the nuclear gates to Tehran today believe that a nuclear Iran will be a deterrent against American imperialism in the region. Their number includes Barack Obama.
After having failed with the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama intends to make Iranian power into a deterrent against future military interventions by a Republican successor. If he can get “Tehran Joe” Biden, a notorious sympathizer of the Iran Lobby, to watch the store while Iran goes nuclear, Iran will dominate the region the way that the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe.
Obama’s terrorist treason gambles that Iran will be, “rational”, that its leaders will be Khrushchevs, willing to press where they sense weakness, rather than Stalins, who are willing to kill millions for power. Leftist appeasers of Iran, in and out of the administration, obsessively cling to the belief that the Islamic regime in Iran is rational because it allows them to evade the responsibility if the world burns.
They rationalize their treason by insisting that Iran’s leaders and fevered mobs don’t really mean it when they shriek, “Death to America”. If Iran’s leader did mean it, the Senate Democrats toeing the mad party line, the media leftists chattering White House talking points, the intellectuals who recall meeting Iranian diplomats at cocktail parties, and their leader, Obama, would all be accessories to genocide.
Obama’s Iran pathway rationalized treason at every step, made every compromise seem inevitable and reasonable, minimized the final catastrophic betrayal by presenting his version of a nuclear Iran as the only possible alternative to a nuclear Iran. Like Benedict Arnold, he had whittled away all other options except defeat or treason so as to make the latter seem like the sensible and even the patriotic option.
Stalin’s nuclear traitors used the same logic, negotiating each betrayal as the only alternative to war, only to inflict the Cold War and the terror of nuclear annihilation on entire generations. After having spent so long denouncing the Cold War they had caused with their diplomatic, political and even military support for Stalin’s ambitions, they have finally arranged to bring back the Cold War.
And if it all goes wrong, the blame is meant to fall on the “right-wing warmongers” who alienated Iran, just as their predecessors had done to the USSR, not the leftist sympathizers who had endowed the enemies of civilization with the power to destroy civilization.
Obama has betrayed America. He has betrayed the American victims of Iranian terror. He has betrayed the American soldiers who were murdered, maimed and tortured by Iran’s terrorist armies. He has betrayed hundreds of millions of Americans in the homeland who will be forced to raise their children under the shadow of Iran’s nuclear terror.
His nuclear treason isn’t just a betrayal of America. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, it makes the mass murder of millions of Americans by a vicious enemy possible once again.
Obama has impoverished millions of Americans, he has the blood of soldiers and police officers on his hands, but his final legacy may be collaboration in an act of mass murder that would rival Adolf Hitler.