David Weinberg says it's crucial
for president-elect Donald Trump to take on Iran's despots and the nuclear threat they're posing:
The morally stained international community is convening in Paris this weekend, where predictably, unreasonably and uselessly, it will heap criticism on Israel. Alas, it's a conference driven by the sputtering convulsions of a vindictive, dying American administration that is taking a last whack at Israel.
What the 70 nations gathered in France will not do is take on the real threat to global security: the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is despite many alarming indications that the ayatollahs are tinkering with the limits in the nuclear deal -- the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action -- and ramping up their hegemonic troublemaking.
Over the past month, we have learned (thanks to the indefatigable Jay Solomon of the Wall Street Journal) that since the preliminary nuclear deal was struck in 2013, the Obama-Kerry team has provided Iran with more than $11 billion in sanctions relief in virtually untraceable cash and gold, which can readily be used for criminal, terrorist and illicit nuclear operations. This, in addition to nearly $115 billion in broader sanctions relief.
Where is all this money going?
Dr. Olli Heinonen, former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, revealed this week that Iran has imported several hundred tons of yellowcake (partially refined uranium ore, enough to build 10 bombs), for which Iran has no plausible need. This is a strong indication that Iran is stockpiling uranium to reach nuclear capability before the deal's initial limitations expire.
The Iranian parliament also decided this week to boost funding for the Iranian military and Revolutionary Guards Corps to 5% of the state budget, based on a plan to increase development of long-range missiles, armed drones and cyber war capabilities.
It's pretty obvious that much of the money Iran got is going to the buildup of their army and laboratories of darkness. Cutting off their funding is certainly an important step, but so too is bringing down their dictatorship, which George Bush had a chance to do when he was POTUS, but didn't do. It's to be hoped that Trump will do his best to work on defeating Iran, which has been in the grip of Islamic tyranny for far too long, since the time Jimmy Carter allowed the ummah to take over there.
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