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Obama Doctrine Does Not Apply to Iran

The Obama Doctrine is a dangerous formulation that says in essence that while we can use military force unilaterally to safeguard our interests, we probably won’t unless we get a green light from the international “community,” which BTW is mostly a collection of scoundrels and lunatics.

Yes we need to try to get as many other countries on board as possible and get them to pay nice cash money for it. But – gosh, I hate to be an ugly American – we gotta do what we gotta do.

However, Obama’s doctrine leaves a giant loophole for Iran, and that’s a good thing.

Libya is a side show. Even the incipient Egypt problem – marked by the ascendancy of the Muslim brotherhood – pales in comparison to the central foreign policy facing President Obama: the quest by Iran to possess nuclear weapons.

Iran with nuclear weapons is Armageddon. There’s just no two ways about it. The Persian Mullahs and their Mini-Me Ahmadinejad are ground zero of the Islamist, Caliphate-seeking Muslim extremism that seeks to destroy the West.

Iran would not only start equipping itself with nukes, it may well hand a weapon the next 9/11 crew. It might also dispatch a few to its proxies in Lebanon or Gaza for use against Israel.

And Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons will spark its corrupt and unstable neighbors in the Arab world to begin their own march toward nuclearization.

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Israel’s ambassador to the United States writes that the United States should try to stop Iran by brandishing a true threat of force, not just the vague “all options are on the table” pronouncements we get from the White House.

The Iranian regime is the pre- eminent sponsor of terror in the world, a danger to pro-Western states, and the enemy of its own people who strive for democracy. It poses all of these hazards without nuclear weapons. Imagine the catastrophes it could inflict with them.

Iran must be prevented from getting nuclear weapons AT ALL COSTS. The Ayatollahs have not responded to sanctions. I have no doubt that someone is going to have to attack their nuclear facilities, and the sooner the better. And we can do it better than Israel.

The Obama Doctrine should allow this, and perhaps, hopefully, this is by design. Here’s what Obama said last night.

I’ve made it clear that I will never hesitate to use our military swiftly, decisively, and unilaterally when necessary to defend our people, our homeland, our allies and our core interests. That’s why we’re going after al Qaeda wherever they seek a foothold. That is why we continue to fight in Afghanistan, even as we have ended our combat mission in Iraq and removed more than 100,000 troops from that country.

There will be times, though, when our safety is not directly threatened, but our interests and our values are. Sometimes, the course of history poses challenges that threaten our common humanity and our common security -– responding to natural disasters, for example; or preventing genocide and keeping the peace; ensuring regional security, and maintaining the flow of commerce.

Preventing the Mullahbomb fits all of the unilateralism caveats – that is, it’s “necessary to defend our people, our homeland, our allies and our core interests.”

Now that Obama has popped his cherry with respect to taking military action, maybe he will feel more comfortable moving against Iran.

And I hope the Libya exercise is giving our military good practice dropping bombs and launching missiles. Because Iran is waiting for them.

25 Responses to Obama Doctrine Does Not Apply to Iran

  1. “Now that Obama has popped his cherry with respect to taking military action, maybe he will feel more comfortable moving against Iran.”

    From your mouth to G-d’s ears.

  2. Another front on Muslim soil? We have the starwars weaponry to blow up their nuclear facility from a ship in the Mediterrean. We could pinpoint their positions of power with missiles, destroy their communications with our access to satelitte positions and wipeout their entire infrastructure with precision. But, unless we’re willing to colonize what remains of Iran it will revert back to the radical Islamic state it is now.
    We could do the same in Libya and end it all now.
    As long as the Muslims feel compelled to kill the billions of humans who are not of their religion, nothing will ever change.

    • srdem, I agree, this is really not about regime change for Iran, although I hope it leads to that. It’s more that, we have no choice but to destroy these weapons programs, and then let the chips fall where they may. There are just some bottom line issues that have to be dealt with or our future is really in jeopardy. I don’t want to do it because the fallout could be bad, but I feel we have no choice.

    • Bingo.

      The problem in the Middle East remains:


      Until we are honest and willing to realize that the religion IS the state, we will continue getting involved in these religious wars.

    • Jeff:

      The IDF are awaiting brave men like you to take a front line to fight the mullahs since their own men are used to fight defenseless Palestinians so far or had their wars, but no more of those, thanks to the American awakenings, fought for them by the Americans.
      Iran is a formidable foe even with conventional defense hardware and just the Iranian people’s resilience in defending the Motherland against any aggressors brings cold sweats to anyone contemplating starting any funny ideas against Iran.

      Faramarz Fathi

      • Actually Ill take a cash bet that as soon as the first bombs fall(and they will)from US,Israel,France,Germany,And England wipe the mullahs ass with 1000 tomahawks followed by our stealth fleet of a couple hundred stealth bombers and fighters the mullahs and Imalittlemaninauglyjacket all crap their dresses and run and hide..
        And dont mess with Israel.
        You touchem and everything you know in life will be vaporized in 30 minutes or less..And guess what?The second nuke will be free as well.

  3. Won’t happen. The Iranian people have risen up twice already, and in greater proportions than in Egypt. Unlike with Egypt, we were told that we couldn’t dictate to the Iranians how to deal with the situation.

  4. Not only Obama, but it is likely you will never get another President in US to fight your dirty wars anymore.

    The American people as gullible as they are have learnt their lessons and they were costly too I must add.

    I am a serious admirer of the American values and this country would have been a far better one if it was void of all of you whose loyalties lie towards the Apartheid community in state of Palestine.

    Iran is not up to going nuclear, building nuclear weapons, and there is absolutely no evidence disproving this. However, the real motive, which never gets to the print, is to contain Iran whose independence and disobedience is cancerous and the only true existential threat to the Apartheid community in state of Palestine. Can you just imagine the neighboring countries around Palestine where people will have the freedom to express their opinion about the Apartheid’s endless brutal treatments of the natives and stealing their lands on daily basis?

    There is just not enough room for Apartheids and Democracy bordering it in the region.

    Faramarz Fathi

    • That is what the dictators tell YOU to think..And that is why you perpetually live forever in the 7th century….Oh yeah,its Israels fault..Whatever…Accept responsibility for YOUR own actions,and dont spread your misinformation and rewriting of history here..Maybe if you quit cryin,and man up and fix YOUR own lives you could someday be as prosperous as Israel,a true democracy amongst the hell hole you so cherish to reside in,,,,Fix your yard before you complain about someone else…
      Damn right they are going for the bomb..And as you would say”God willing”they will have the program bombed to dust here very shortly.

  5. This is a must watch for all your viewers..This is a Iran state sanctioned film about how NOW is the beginning of the return of the 12th Iman and how Iran is going to finally crush the west..(Yeah,that lil monkey in the cheap jacket)ANY government that would make a film like this,and then distribute it amongst the rest of the ME…WoW.

    How are World Events Being Interpreted by Iran’s Islamic Regime? Watch: The Coming is Near

    This is most likely the most scary thing they have done yet

  6. And heres the new documentary concerning the Iran nuclear program,another MUST see…
    Keith is right,and I say or write it somewhere everyday.This has got to stop,it is the number 1 world priority and we must not fail…
    AND Faramarz Fathi….You need to watch them both as well cause do to your governments,you miss out on the truth.Then go read some real history books on the Middle East prior to 1967,and then come say something.
    Ill challenge your misinformation any day.
    Israel is here to stay,and if you dont knock off the terror attacks on her,Gaza and West bank residents will end up expelled and the territories annexed and then you get NOTHING.
    And that’s where your headed..


    • Jeff:

      I am under firm beliefs you got lost and dropped here accidentally navigating towards National Enquire.
      Your mentalities as well as your knowledge will be warmly received and appreciated by its readers. The very same could be said about KK too.

      Blessed be.

      Faramarz Fathi

        • Dearest Keith:

          The only one I have insulted is myself.
          I do not usually acknowledge the writers here in US whose sole loyalties lie towards Tel Aviv nor do I recall having compromised myself to this extent by acknowledging a poster who is void of any common sense and intelligence but is totally consumed in ignorance and arrogance.

          Best of luck to you Keith and I promise you to utilize my time more efficiently in future.

          Faramarz Fathi

  7. I don’t think we have one Iran anymore. Obama has allowed Pandora’s Box to be opened and he has no way of closing it, One by one these new Arab states will become mini Irans. The time for containing Iran is rapidly slipping away from us. Iran will be the country that all these new states will look to be advise and guidance.