Other than taxes and death, we can always count on one other certainty in life; extremely short memory of our fellow Americans. It wasn’t long ago when the previous Speaker of the House Mrs. Pelosi uttered the now infamous words “We have to pass the health care bill so you can find out what’s in it.” With those words of wisdom, the flock of sheep who parade as U.S. Congressmen passed a massive law which may at the end bankrupt the country, if it has not already done so. Now, the leaders of the same group who gave you Obamacare want you to trust them to sign a nuclear treaty with Iran! When asked what the details are, we are being told to wait and see; once it is signed, we will let you have the details! There used to be a popular saying, “fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.” I am not sure people use this saying any more but it is as appropriate an expression of dismay today as it ever was. Before we get into discussing whether this is a good or a bad deal (we have no idea of the details) we must establish the fact that United States Government policy is NOT to negotiate with terrorists or states that support terrorists. Iran fits into both categories and therefore we must question the wisdom of negotiating with them in the first place!
What are we doing? What is wrong with the leadership? Since our government already chose to negotiate with terrorists, exchange terrorists for deserters, release terrorists back to freedom so they can kill more innocents, let’s examine some details. Surprisingly, in any deal anyone makes with Iran, I trust the Iranians. One can be sure without any reservation whatsoever that any deal Iranian Mullahs sign with the United States or any other nation will not
be honored. They will lie, they will cheat and mock us for the fools that we are. That is why I trust them because they are so predictable. You will know going in exactly how you will be coming out, as losers! One has to be a total fool to believe that Iran can be stopped from building a nuclear weapon in order to threaten her neighbors, destroy Israel and go after the rest of
the Western world. Who is our head negotiator in this unfortunate situation? Secretary of State John Kerry! This is where the short memories of our fellow Americans come in. Does anyone remember his testimony in Congress on April 22, 1971? Well, I do remember distinctly as a student at the
University of Maryland, sitting around the black and white TV in the social room with a number of Vietnam veteran students with missing limbs and continued nightmares about the war, watching John Kerry speaking on behalf of a group called “Vietnam Veterans against the War.” The lies he told
Congress that day will remain with me for the rest of my life and that is why I trust the Iranians more than John Kerry when it comes to signing nuclear treaties or anything else. With the Iranians, we already know the outcome. With John Kerry, we may never know the truth. He is the same man who lied about throwing away his Bronze Star, Silver Star and three Purple Hearts when it was convenient to do so; and changed his mind years later when running for President that it was only his ribbons that he threw away. Now the entire country is supposed to trust this man who lies out of convenience. During his testimony before the US Congress, Kerry lied about the activities of the US Military personnel in Vietnam who were putting their lives on the line day in and day out. “I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command…. They told the stories about times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country. And now, we are asked to believe that as Secretary of State of the greatest nation on earth he is to be trusted to sign an agreement with the Mullahs of Iran to stop them from proceeding with their nuclear program! Give me a break! Let us remember the immortal words of the Prime Minister of Israel, our closest ally in that part of the world when he spoke to
our Congress; with 58 unfortunate Democrat members boycotting his talk in order NOT to hear the truth. “… no country has a greater stake — no country has a greater stake than Israel in a good deal that peacefully removes this threat. Ladies and gentlemen, history has placed us at a fateful crossroads. We must now choose between two paths. One path leads to a bad deal that will at best curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions for a while, but it will inexorably lead to a nuclear-armed Iran whose unbridled aggression will inevitably lead to war. The second path, however difficult, could lead to a much better deal that would prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, a nuclearized Middle East and the horrific consequences of both to all of humanity. You don’t have to read Robert Frost to know. You have to live life to know that the
difficult path is usually the one less traveled, but it will make all the difference for the future of my country, the security of the Middle East and the peace of the world, the peace we all desire.” I trust the words of Mr. Netanyahu. His struggle is for the life and death of the nation of Israel and millions of Jews who live there. Mr. Kerry’s struggle on the other hand is for delivering a “legacy” for his boss at any expense. At our expense. At Israel’s expense. At the Middle East’s expense. America should never, ever sign any agreement with the Mullahs of Iran under any conditions. The Mullahs of Iran are the purveyors of death and destruction. They have American blood on their hands. All
they want to do is to establish a Shiite Caliphate in the Middle East in competition with the Islamic State terrorists’ recently declared Sunni Caliphate. If we think things are complicated in the Middle East now wait till Iran gets its dirty hands on a nuke. You can be sure they will use it.
Tarik Ayasun is president of the Marco Island Charter Middle School Board of Directors and has given many years of service of community service to various organizations. Tarik Ayasun at turk1949@comcast. net