The boss of Iran, Ayotollah Khamenei, has issued a Fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons! This apparently is part of Obama’s reason for thinking we can strike a deal with Iran to prevent the country from constructing the Holocaust Part II Bomb.
Here’s what Obama said Friday. He seemed completely serious:
I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution. Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. President Rouhani has indicated that Iran will never develop nuclear weapons.
A Fatwa! I mean, you gotta respect that, right?
No, now, I know what you’re thinking.
Wrong, a Fatwa is not a battle between two gaseous Bostonians breaking wind. That would be a faht wah. As in, Mahk and Dahn or having a faht wah.
It’s a solemn, religious edict. This is what a Fatwa is, according to Wikipedia:
A fatwā (Arabic: فتوى; plural fatāwā Arabic: فتاوى) in the Islamic faith is the technical term for the legal judgment or learned interpretation that a qualified jurist or mufti can give on issues pertaining to the Islamic law.
This latest Fatwa is now the second most famous ever to emerge from the Iranian mullahs, still perhaps trailing the Fatwa issued to kill author Salman Rushdie. Despite this, Obama seems to put some value on Iranian Fatwas.
I’m pretty sure that, just prior to the Munich agreement, Hitler issued the German equivalent of a Fatwa – known as a Dummkopf – against taking over other countries. But everyone was mistaken. Turned out that was just a term Hitler was using to describe Chamberlain.
That Obama would even mention an Iranian Fatwa or a promise by Iranian President Rouhani that Iran will never develop nuclear weapons, even though Iran is emphatically developing nuclear weapons right now, is grave cause for concern.
Negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program must be entered into with the proper assumption that nothing Iran says can be trusted and that talks are extremely unlikely to yield a satisfactory result.
It begs credulity, to say the least, that Iran, which has been nursing its nuclear weapons program for decades, is going to abandon the quest when it’s on the doorstep of success in order to get out from under sanctions. Even with these supposedly nasty, biting sanctions, Iran is somehow coming up with the money to aid its Syrian ally, Bashar Assad. It pursues its vital interests whether it can ship lots of oil or not. And at this point, we’re only talking about the Iranian economy surviving for another six months or so.
Our president is naïve about everyone in the world except the House Republicans, it seems. He thinks Syria will fork over its chemical weapons, that the Taliban can be trusted, that the Muslim Brotherhood harbors secret Jeffersonian impulses, and that Hamas can become a trustworthy negotiating partner for the Israelis. The list goes on and unfortunately it extends to Tehran.
An Iranian nuclear weapon would amount to one of the greatest threats to Western civilization in the past millennium. I don’t think I’m exaggerating. If you want to hasten Armageddon, give Iran the bomb.
Unfortunately, the man controlling our fate thinks savages can be trusted. There should be a Fatwa against believing savages. Maybe then Obama would approach Iran with the proper skepticism.