Obama's Unexplainable Stance on Iran – Threads Connect

Obama’s Swaps Israel for Iran

Connecting Events Across the Globe that Prove Iran is a Grave Threat to America

By Scott W. Winchell and Denise Simon, SUA Staff

Several stories in the news of late are seemingly unrelated but when we take a closer view, one thread connects them, Iran. Now ask yourself, is Iran a threat to America and how is Obama handling that threat?obama-iran

Let us list a few events for you and then try to show the ties that bind them all in an interesting fashion. Please understand, if these questions are not answered, we have a problem that is biblical in scale and some people have a lot of explaining to do – Mr. Obama, and not to the Glo-Zelle’s of the world!

Just in the last few days and weeks we watched as terrorists attacked in Paris, then there was a massive hunt by European authorities seeking other terror suspects across the continent and elsewhere, and news that an impending attack was quashed. Soon after, a unity gathering of massive proportions was held and no one of import from our government was sent to attend. Why?

We also found out that a rift had opened between French President Hollande and Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The rift widened because Netanyahu questioned France’s ability to safeguard Jews living in France and Hollande told Netanjahu not to attend.

He did attend however and gave a speech where he told France’s Jews that they would be welcomed back in Israel. The French government “fumed” over it. Has France thrown Israel under the bus as well?

ParisRallySoon after, the White House admitted it erred in not sending a higher ranking official and sent John Kerry to France on the now famous “big hug” tour with James Taylor in tow. Then there was the very awkward clench Kerry initiated and would not break from with Hollande.

Egg on the face was an understatement. But why really did the White House seemingly spurn the importance of the gathering? Would talks with Iran been jeopardized?

We then witnessed the President’s State of the Union address for 2015, and a state visit from British Prime Minister David Cameron and a puzzling joint press conference prior.

Much has been written about how Obama did not address foreign affairs adequately, but in both the SOTU and the Joint Press conference, we saw that Iran was once again being addressed very oddly, why?

Why are Cameron and Obama so in sync over the Iranian talks where deadlines had been postponed twice prior? Here is excerpt of his speech on Iran:

During a pause in his speech, Obama rests after declaring he would veto Republican efforts...
During a pause in his speech, Obama rests after declaring he would veto Republican efforts…

Our diplomacy is at work with respect to Iran, where, for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.

Between now and this spring, we have a chance to negotiate a comprehensive agreement that prevents a nuclear-armed Iran; secures America and our allies – including Israel; while avoiding yet another Middle East conflict.

There are no guarantees that negotiations will succeed, and I keep all options on the table to prevent a nuclear Iran.

But new sanctions passed by this Congress, at this moment in time, will all but guarantee that diplomacy fails – alienating America from its allies; and ensuring that Iran starts up its nuclear program again.

It doesn’t make sense. That is why I will veto any new sanctions bill that threatens to undo this progress. The American people expect us to only go to war as a last resort, and I intend to stay true to that wisdom. (Emphasis added.)

Really Mr. President. “It doesn’t make sense?” It is clear to us that you do not make sense.

Since the SOTU, a very big surprise emerged, Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress, without prior consultation with the White House.

Of course the response from the White House was immediate and they called his move a breech of protocol. The Obama administration said they would not meet with Netanyahu because it was too close to his election date.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) shakes hands with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Damascus April 4, 2007. REUTERS/SANA   (SYRIA)
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (R) shakes hands with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in Damascus April 4, 2007. REUTERS/SANA (SYRIA)

Again, the subject here is Iran and the White House is not happy at all despite “plausible” excuses from Josh Earnest.

Even Nancy Pelosi, the then Speaker of the House who flew to talk to Assad in Syria during the Bush Presidency in 2007 is now decrying Boehner’s act as suspect, asking if it was to bolster Netanyahu’s election chances in two weeks? Talking points?

In the joint press conference we also learned that Cameron and many other European leaders were backing Obama on Iran.

Cameron even undertook the extraordinary step of lobbying our Senators on the subject. In that press conference Obama admonished Congress to “hold your fire” on Iran. Again, why? Even some in his own party are questioning his stance.

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) criticized the Obama administration’s Iran rhetoric for sounding “like talking points that come straight out of Tehran” and supporting “the Iranian narrative of victimization” before a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Then news came out of Argentina, yes way down there, about a curious case involving international intrigue, and you guessed it, Iran’s involvement. How does Argentina mesh with all these other curiosities? What we know now is that the “Argentine prosecutor who had accused both the president and the Iranians of covering up the country’s worst terrorist attack.”

He had been uncovering clues and facts dating back to the 1994 attack perpetrated on a Jewish center was about to testify that Iran was behind it all. Well, he turned up dead over the weekend and it definitely was not a suicide we now know.

Incidentally, Argentina was negotiating in Aleppo with Iran to circumvent sanctions on them back in the “Oil for Food” program in Iraq days long ago.

Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina Explosion that Iran was behind in 1994
Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina Explosion that Iran was behind in 1994

In the centre of Buenos Aires, a Renault van packed with over 600lbs of explosives was detonated on July 18 in front of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, or AMIA – Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina.

The building collapsed, killing 85 people and injuring over 300. It was the worst terrorist attack in Argentina‘s history, and a terrible blow to South America’s largest Jewish community. An estimated 300,000 Jewish people live in Argentina – the sixth largest Jewish population in the world.

Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor was initially declared a suicide, but now we know that is not true either. What makes this tie to Iran so interesting is that he uncovered that Iran had been setting a terror network up in South America.

Iran’s tentacles seem box the compass and yet Obama is so determined to allow diplomacy to work its magic, yet Iran has no intention, nor will it negotiate ever in believable terms.

Also curious, just as this was unfolding “Israeli tourists were targeted in an anti-Semitic attack at an Argentina hostel” where a four-hour standoff resulted in injuries to police as well.

Now we come back to Boehner’s invitation, it seems the White House has already stated it will not meet with Netanjahu before or after his speech to the joint session of Congress. Why? Maybe Tony Blinken’s testimony Wednesday is more telling than is being reported:

A senior official in the State Department admitted on Wednesday that the Obama administration’s goal during negotiations with Iran is delaying the regime’s development of nuclear weapons rather than shutting down the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear program.

Tony Blinken with Obama
Tony Blinken with Obama

Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken acknowledged during a tense exchange with senators on Capitol Hill a deal being sought by the Obama administration that would constrain its nuclear breakout capability without eliminating its nuclear program.

Blinken also floated the possibility of extending nuclear talks past the June deadline should additional time be needed to finalize details of a possible deal with Iran.

We have seen how Obama has spurned Netanjahu on several occasions, and watched John Kerry place heavy pressure on Israel in affairs concerning peace efforts with the Palestinians with clear disregard for Israel’s security. Of course Kerry’s efforts failed miserably, but why so much pressure on Israel.

Then we learned yesterday that the Israelis have discovered a new missile silo with intercontinental capability near the capital Tehran. But neither Obama nor Kerry will meet with him before the March elections and on the day of his speech scheduled for March 3rd.

But Obama will meet with the YouTube queen; “Glo-Zelle?”obama-glozell

In Obama’s SOTU he talked about an Iran that had ceased in its efforts to enrich nuclear fuel, but that too was not true.

The UN’s IAEA slammed Iran in the recent past and had indicated that Iran’s actions could not be validated and most experts know that Obama was out-of-touch with reality on the subject like he was on the status of actions against the Islamic State. Again, why?

Why is Obama and many in Europe so interested in slamming Israel and coddling Iran? Why is Iran so favored by Obama, maybe not in his words, but surely in his actions? We harken back to Obama’s “red line” in Syria, did he back down then because of his explainable favoritism for Iran?

Now that Sana’a, Yemen has fallen to Houthi Shiites supported by Iran, and Iran now controls at least four Middle East capitals; Damascus, Tehran, Sana’a, Baghdad, and arguably Beirut, Obama is detached, and/or showing that he is intentionally inept.

Incidentally, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki showed how woefully they were informed by a journalist yesterday in her briefing.

We also just learned that Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died, opening yet another question of great import, in which direction will the new king, his half-brother Salman will take our relationship. It has been a tepid relationship to say the least in their attempt to “kill American oil” and the way Obama has handled Syria.

New ICBM silo near Tehran
New ICBM silo near Tehran

While Iran is so clearly unworthy of joining the “community of nations” as a trusted equal, why is Obama so dead set on making them so, especially at Israel’s peril.

Maybe John Boehner has been waiting for just the right moment to expose the answer to some of these questions.

When Obama so clearly tells a story that misleads the American people, we are glad at SUA that Boehner invited Netanyahu to tell the real story, here, in a manner the White House can only try to “spin” away.

The excuse of the “proximity” to the Israeli elections is clear to critical thinkers, he has always hated Netanyahu and wants him to lose so his goals with Iran can be achieved.

Remember also, Russia just signed a pact with Iran on military cooperation, is Obama once again “bowing” to Putin as well? After all, Iran has been cultivating South America for years, all in line with Russia’s goals.

To top it off and bring us back to our original question ponder this – in December of 2010, our presumptive next Attorney General was instrumental in gaining the conviction of the cell that planned to blow up JFK airport in New York. In that trial it was clear, Iran and its network in South America were up to their eyeballs in the plot:

At trial, Kadir, a former member of the Guyanese parliament, admitted that he regularly passed information to Iranian authorities about sensitive topics, including the Guyanese military, and believed himself bound to follow fatwas from Iranian religious leaders.

On June 2, 2007, Kadir was arrested in Trinidad aboard a plane headed to Venezuela, en route to Iran. He was subsequently extradited to the United States. (Also, read more here.)

Let us also not forget the foiled 2011 plot to kill a Saudi Arabian in DC. No threat to America Geraldo? What next, Palestinian and Iranian wings at the soon to come Obama Library in Chicago?

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Coming to a shore near you? Israeli video of the new Iranian ICBM silo near Tehran:

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Obama Vs. Reality – State of the Union 2015

Editor’s Note – With yet another diminished number of people watching Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address (SOTU), Obama rambled on for more than an hour and never once mentioned al Qaida. Like his term “violent extremists,” he just cannot say the words “militant Islam” or similar phrases because he sees the world as he wants it to be, not what it is in reality.

During a pause in his speech, Obama rests after declaring he would veto Republican efforts...
During a pause in his speech, Obama rests after declaring he would veto Republican efforts…

The Wall Street Journal seemed to sum it up well but Newt Gingrich drove the point home in his article at NewsMax.

The “leader of the free world’ exists now only in his mind. Unfortunately, the rest of the world rolls its eyes at his words and we here in America are simply embarrassed once again.

He claims credit where it is not due, ignores his own words from the past, and doubles down at every juncture.

As many in the media touted his boldness and grandiose rhetoric and style, what he said last night was just the “sam ole, same ole” and it was quite difficult to listen to with out doing multiple ‘face palms’ and ‘head on desk’ moments.

Here is an excerpt from the Wall Street Journal, and followed by Newt Gingrich’s summary:

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his approach to foreign policy was “making a difference,” wading into new rounds of disputes with lawmakers by saying his strategy has paid dividends while countering the advances of extremists in Iraq and Syria.

Mr. Obama’s optimism in his State of the Union Speech comes against a surge of violence and unrest in the Middle East, including an apparent coup attempt in Yemen on Tuesday and renewed fears of foreign fighters returning to Western countries following terrorist killings in Paris earlier this month.

But the president said the techniques advanced by his administration against the Islamic State militant group, also known as ISIL and ISIS, were an improvement over the “costly lessons” of the previous decade-and-a-half.

“Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group,” he said. (Read the rest here.)

Amazingly, while he spoke, the government in Yemen, a country he used as an example of his successes in the recent past was under attack. In addition, a Russian signal intel ship was in Havana Harbor, and Israel had just launched a serious attack in the Golan to take out Hezbollah missile batteries. Out of touch is an extreme understatement.pinocchio_4

During the speech, many other other interesting statements were made that belie reality as well, like climate change being our biggest problem as a nation. He also chided the Republicans and said:

We can’t slow down businesses or put our economy at risk with government shutdowns or fiscal showdowns. We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix. And if a bill comes to my desk that tries to do any of these things, it will earn my veto. (Read the full text of the speech here.)

Really Mr. President? Reality check – it was ObamaCare that took coverage away from millions of Americans when it was rolled out and Jonathan Gruber told us we were stupid, basically for believing the “Liar of the Year.” Fantasyland! It really is worth reading it all and then fact-checking.

Then there is the Islamic State – the caliphate is here but apparently Obama has not read history, nor his daily briefings, again.

Even his own sycophants in the media could not believe their ears:

Newt Gingrich: Obama Abandons the Real World

By Newt Gingrich – NewsMax

The media broadly praised President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address last night as a “confident” and “ambitious” speech. But even his traditional allies in the press could not ignore the fact that it was a confident speech completely disconnected from the real world.

Here is NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, the network’s senior foreign policy correspondent, on last night’s speech: “I think that on foreign policy, his projection of success against terrorism and against ISIS, in particular, as I said, is not close to reality.”

Reserve Lt. Col. and Senator from Iowa delivered the Republican response in style reminding America that the Republicans were just elected to fight Obama's initiatives and failures.
20 Year reserve Lt. Col. and Senator from Iowa, Joanie Ernst delivered the Republican response in style reminding America that the Republicans were just elected to fight Obama’s initiatives and failures.

Chris Matthews, the adoring Obama supporter who once said Mr. Obama’s charisma made him feel “this thrill going up my leg,” commented after last night’s speech, “I keep thinking tonight that there is a world out there that he didn’t really talk about.” That’s putting it gently.

Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, delivered the most devastating analysis of the President’s claims:

“It seems that the rose-colored glasses through which [President Obama] was viewing the foreign policy were so rose-colored that they don’t even reflect the world that we’re living in … ISIS is doing very well, and the strategy is completely disjointed … To sell that as a success, I think was missing the point, maybe even disingenuous.”

Engel elaborated:

“It sounded like the President was outlining a world that he wishes we were all living in but is very different from the world [described in the news], with terror raids taking place across Europe, with ISIS very much on the move. One thing the President said was that ‘American leadership, including our military power, is stopping ISIL’s advance.’ That just isn’t the case…”

“He talked about building support for the moderate Syrian opposition. That effectively isn’t happening. There is no real support for the moderate Syrian opposition. In fact, one military official told me that they are calling the moderate Syrian opposition the ‘unicorn’ because they have not been able to find it.

So there was a general tone, maybe even suspended disbelief, I think when he started talking about foreign policy. There’s not a lot of success stories to be talking about in foreign policy right now.”

Even senior members of the President’s own party have been unable to stomach some of the President’s claims. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this morning described the President’s quotes on Iran as “sound[ing] like talking points that come straight out of Tehran.”

What was striking about President Obama’s speech was his inability to describe radical Islamism as a movement.

He continues to focus on geography instead of ideology. He refers only to “violent extremism.”

He continues to bounce from terror group to terror group as though they’re distinct threats. The current conversation is about ISIL (or ISIS) in Northern Syria and Iraq.

The President failed to mention Boko Haram, however, which last year killed more people in Nigeria (10,000) than Ebola did in all of Africa (8,000). To her credit, Senator Joni Ernst, in a very short reaction speech, did mention Nigeria as a trouble spot.

Ironically, the front pages of today’s newspapers report the State of the Union on one side and the battle in the capital of Yemen on the other side. Yemen is a country President Obama had cited as a model of how we are making progress against “violent extremists.”

Today the Yemeni president “cannot leave his house,” according to the Associated Press, because Islamist rebels are holding him “captive” in his home. The country got no mention last night.

The state of the union, on national security matters at least, is a disaster. A president who tries to hide from the threats we face — or worse, to construct his own world in which they don’t exist — is making the planet a much more dangerous place. One with “confidence” disconnected from reality isn’t showing leadership. He’s showing pure foolishness.

Watch the whole speech here:

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1,000 Days Button – primer on what to expect at SOTU address

Editor’s Note – The Republicans attending the State of the Union address tonight are working to show solidarity that is in full opposition to Barack Obama’s doctrine(s), which to date, and on all topics, has failed miserably, despite his team’s spin.

In case the television cameras pan the gallery, you may wonder why some members are wearing a red button that reads “1,000 days” and what it means. It has been over 1,000 days since the Harry Reid Democrat Senate has presented a budget, and the red buttons are part of the attire tonight to demonstrate to all viewers just how failed in duty the Senate actually is.

In case you are wondering who will be in attendance as special guests, SUA is delighted to provide the list for you and the campaign reasons they are in attendance.

Debbie Bosanek is the headliner, but 20 other Americans — ranging from the military commander who helped kill Osama bin Laden to Apple founder Steve Jobs’s wife — will sit in first lady Michelle Obama’s box during the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Adm. William McRaven, Laurene Powell Jobs, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger are among the guests of President Obama and his wife.

Asking ordinary, and extraordinary, Americans to attend the State of the Union speech has been a tradition for three decades for presidents, who use them to illustrate policy proposals and win political points for their accomplishments. Read the rest here.

The 2012 Obama slogan that this administration hopes to formally launch at the State Of The Union address is “Engage with Us”.

The most disgusting expectation of this State of the Union speech will not be to accurately state the condition of America, but rather, it will be a launch his 2012 campaign. We can only hope that there will be many Joe Wilson moments tonight.

As Republicans Bash ‘Empty Rhetoric,’ WH Pushes Online Version of Obama’s Speech: ‘Engage With Us’

By Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama White House is urging Americans to watch President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night either on television — or better yet, on the White House Web site or on a mobile phone — and then “engage with us and lend your voice to this debate.”

The online version of Obama’s speech will be “enhanced” with charts and graphs illustrating the president’s points.

In a video message on the White House Web site, senior adviser David Plouffe says President Obama, in his 9 p.m. speech tonight, will “lay out the progress we’ve made and the work we still have to do for how we build an economy that works for the middle class and rewards responsibility and hard work to make sure that everybody does their fair share, everybody gets a fair shake, everybody engages in fair play.”

When the president is done speaking, “we want to hear from you directly,” Plouffe said. Immediately after the speech, senior administration officials will hold a panel discussion — streamed live from the White House — giving people an opportunity to ask questions via Twitter, Facebook or Google-Plus.

“So you’re just not watching the speech but then you’re engaged afterwards, and able to really talk with us, help inform us better, and answer any questions you might have about what the president proposed in the State of the Union,” Plouffe said.

Republicans on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, in advance of Obama’s speech, have one main question: “Where are the jobs?”

“The president has proven he can deliver a great speech, but he continues to disappoint on the issue that matters most: jobs,” the committee said in a news release on Monday.

Republicans note that in 2009 — when a crashing economy shed roughly 4 million jobs — Democrats in Washington ignored the job losses and spent months focusing instead on a “costly government takeover of health care” that placed more pressure on job creators.

The committee also criticized Obama’s National Labor Relations Board for “promoting a culture of union favoritism at the expense of workers and employers.”

It took issue with burdensome federal regulations, noting that on Monday alone, Obama’s Labor Department issued 61 regulatory proposals.

The committee says the Obama administration has no new ideas to improve job training assistance or to untangle the “complicated maze of bureaucracy,” which includes dozens of separate job training programs spread across nine federal agencies.

And finally, the committee accused Obama of exacerbating the country’s fiscal crisis with “spending, spending, and more spending,” at a time when the national debt now stands at a staggering $15.2 trillion, this year’s federal deficit is on track to hit nearly $1 trillion, and unemployment sits above 8 percent for the 35th straight month.

The official Republican response to the State of the Union address will be delivered by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who at one time mulled a presidential run. The unofficial tea party response will come from former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.