WASHINGTON: Not unlike a little sister screaming that the world belongs to her, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is now comparing President Trump to a dictator. Like Joseph Stalin or Saddam Hussein. Mussolini or Kim Jong-Un. Mazies undies are in a bunch because President Trump told Iran leader Rouhani to think twice before issuing threats against the United States.
The threat to the US is over still-unspecified threats. Thewarships and bombers to the region to counter alleged attacks from Iran. This following days of heightened tension sparked by the deployment of U.S. of bombers and an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf. Additionally, Presiden Trump has ordered nonessential diplomatic staff out of Iraq
Officials in the United Arab Emirates allege four oil tankers sustained damage in a sabotage attack. The claim is also that Yemeni rebels connected to Iran launched a drone attack on an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia.
In Vienna in June 2015, Iran agreed to a long-term deal on its nuclear program with a group of world powers known as the P5+1. This group includes the US, UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany.
Under that agreement, Iran agrees to limit its sensitive nuclear activities and allow international inspection of its facilities in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.
President Trump and the US are now dealing with nuclear aggression following the failed Obama/Biden Iranian Nuclear Agreement. An agreement that lined terrorist pockets with cash. And a lot of it.
From Investors Business (How Obama Secretly Gave Iran Access To Billions Of Dollars — And Enabled Terrorism)
“Washington Times national security correspondent Bill Gertz in February of this year reported that some of the $1.7 billion that the Obama administration officially handed over to the Iranians had ended up in the hands of terrorist groups. Those terrorist groups included Hezbollah, the Houthi rebels in Yemen, and Iran’s own Quds Force, the dirty tricks and terror branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
No one knows how much of the $5.7 billion that Obama allowed Iran to access also went to terrorist activities. Or, for that matter, how much went to further research activity on Iran’s nuclear bomb project. That awaits a later investigation.
But it’s important to note that the Iran nuclear deal also removed some $100 billion in sanctions on Iran. This made Iran once again a big player in the Mideast. It’s almost certain that a good piece of that went to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, which by some accounts control as much as 40% of Iran’s economy.
It’s clear from Obama administration actions, under both his Secretaries of State, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, that the Obama White House despised Israel and did all they could to undermine its security. How else can you explain the enabling of a terrorist-supporting regime?
The Obama administration failed to enforce its own “red line” in Syria on chemical weapons. By doing so, it in effect invited both Russia and Iran into that disintegrating country. Iranian troops today are within striking distance of our one true ally in the region, Israel.”