WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2015 — One day after firing up 16,000 delegates at AIPAC, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lit up Congress. He brought moral clarity to a world drowning in moral bankruptcy.
Some of the Democrats who boycotted his speech showed up to hear him one day earlier at AIPAC, a morally confusing combination of cowardice and unctuousness. Those Democrats were not missed, since Bibi again spoked to a packed hall.
The Obama administration boycotted the speech, which was akin to a tree falling in the forest. Bibi was there to show that the nuclear deal Obama negotiated with the Iranian mullahs is a threat to the world and must be stopped.
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Bibi is right on the issue of Iran, but he is also a shrewd politician. He began by stroking the fragile egos of President Obama and Congressional Democrats before getting down to business.
Bibi invoked Purim and Queen Esther and drew the parallel between Israel’s enemies then and Iran’s leaders today.
He explained that Hezbollah wants to kill Jews all over the world. Neither this or the Holocaust were Jewish problems. They are global problems. Netanyahu distinguished between the Iranian people and the zealots who hijacked Iran in 1979.
He showed that Iran is behind the chaos in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. They blew up a United States aircraft last week while holding diplomacy talks. Iran has murdered thousands of innocents in the last 36 years. “While many are hoping Iran will join the community of nations, Iran is busy gobbling up the nations.”
“Some change. Some moderation.”
“Iran hangs gays, persecutes Christians.” Iran is as radical as ever and slaughtered more innocents than ever before. The mullahs are motivated by militant Islam and will always be an enemy of America.
“We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation, and terror.”
“No rights for women, no freedom for anyone.” “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.”
Bibi explained that the current deal in place would all but guarantee that Iran would gain access to nuclear weapons.
Two major concessions make the current deal a bad one. Not a single nuclear facility would be demolished. Centrifuges would be in some cases disconnected but not destroyed.
Secondly, inspectors document violations. They don’t stop them. Bibi cited North Korea. Iran lies to inspectors, who have no enforcement powers.
“Iran has proven time and time again that it cannot be distrusted.”
Virtually all restrictions on Iran would expire in a decade.
Iran has 19,000 centrifuges and are seeking ten times that.
It does not block Iran’s path to the bomb. It paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”
“Would Iran be less aggressive when sanctions are removed and its economy is stronger?” Iran gobbled up four nations with a bad economy. imagine what they can do with a good economy.
This deal will not change Iran. It will change the middle East for the worst.
This deal will increase arms, not arms control.
“We don’t have to bet the security of the world on the hope that Iran will change for the better.”
The solution is to keep restrictions in place until Iran’s aggression is stopped.
Iran must do three things. “Iran must stop it’s aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East. Second, stop supporting terrorism around the world. And third, stop threatening to annihilate my country Israel, the one and only Jewish state.”
“If Iran doesn’t change it’s behavior, the restrictions should not be lifted. If Iran wants to be treated like a normal country, let it act like a normal country.”
“Nuclear know-how without nuclear infrastructure doesn’t get you very far.”
“If Iran threatens to walk away from the table, and this happens a lot at a persian bazaar, call their bluff. They’ll be back. They need this deal far more than you do.”
“This is a very bad deal. We’re better off without it.”
The alternative is not necessarily war. “The alternative to this bad deal is a much better deal.”
Choose between two paths. A bad deal that leads to war or a better deal that would prevent a nuclear Iran and the awful consequences to humanity. The road less traveled will lead to the peace we all desire.
In praising Eli Wiesel, Bibi thundered, “Eli, your life and work gives meaning to the words ‘never again.’”
Bibi warned against settling for an illusory
“The days Jews remained passive in the face of genocidal aggression…those days are over.”
“We the Jewish people can defend ourselves.”
“Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.”
Bibi noted that a picture of Moses was hanging in the back of the capitol. Moses’s people will not back down. They will survive.
The man most capable of analyzing the speech properly praised it. Dr. Charles Krauthammer noted that the Israeli people find the sunset clause utterly intolerable. Krauthammer also noted that Bib’s vow to act alone is consequential.
On one side are the mullahs in Iran trying to blow up the world and Obama enabling them. On the other side is Netanyahu determined to stop them. The clock is ticking. it is time for the world, especially politically liberal Jews, to decide. There is no middle ground. Bibi made his case. Only an ostrich could miss the message. Liberal ostriches can no longer keep their heads in the sand. As for those supporting a deadly deal to suck up to an inconsequential American President, they can go pound sand.
The fate of the world is what matters, not who has hurt feelings. Bibi and his supporters are not here to soothe egos. They are fighting for survival.