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The United States, Israel and Iran

Posted in Foreign Policy, Politics with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The president decided that he will not as requested meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month here in Washington or in New York at the United Nations at the General Assembly meetings. This after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed there are no deadlines for Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency claimed Iran is getting closer to a weapon. Reporting that they are working on computer modeling the destructive power of an atomic warhead, clearly indicating that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons technology. Iran threatens to wipe Israel off the map and to attack both American troops in the region and America itself. The Israeli Prime Minister says ‘The world tells Israel, ‘Wait. There’s still time and I say: ‘Wait for what? Wait until when?’ Those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before Iran don’t have a moral right to place a red light before Israel.’’ When Israel is threatened with complete annihilation, the United States has a moral responsibility to ensure that the Jewish people are defended and protected.

The United States and the people of the world vowed that after the holocaust, we would never allow it to happen again. Yet when Israel is threatened more than ever, the administration snubs Israel and the Prime Minister leaving them isolated and left to deal with the Iranian threat alone without American support. This behavior is unconscionable and all Americans must contact our elected officials in the House, Senate and President Obama to support a bipartisan effort to voice our unequivocal support for Israel pressuring the White House to commit to eliminating the Iranian’s from acquiring a nuclear weapon or the technological ability to create them.

The Democratic Platform originally did not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel until the media publicized it. The floor vote on the convention floor was supposed to pass with a two thirds majority and after three voice votes the chairman said the ayes had it drawing a chorus of boos by the delegates. This display showed the Democratic Party and administration does not support Israel, the omission was intentional and only changed for political expediency and not conviction. This continues a trend by this administration of bringing our historical traditions and policies to an abrupt end while openly disrespecting Israel’s leaders and failing to support the nation of Israel. This administration would allow the destruction of Israel and the mass murder of the Jewish people, abandoning one of our staunchest allies. We need a change of leadership that will stand with Israel and make it clear to our friends and foes alike that we will honor our commitments to our allies and those who would oppose us should do so at their own peril. Respect on the world stage requires leadership and peace through strength with the use of force when necessary to protect our friends, interests and fight the spread of evil by all means necessary.

The Relationship Between the United States and Israel

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The position of the United States has historically been one of complete support for the Jewish State of Israel. This has been the case since the recognition of Israel and has remained true throughout the years. The relationship however has been markedly different over the past almost four years. The signs have been unmistakable as a valued ally has been treated with a total lack of respect. French President Sarkozy called Prime Minister Netanyahu a liar, President Obama caught unguarded on a live microphone responded, “at least you don’t have to listen to him everyday”. Longstanding U.S. policy abandoned with the endorsement of the position held by the Palestinians, stating that the peace negotiations should begin with Israel returning to the pre 1967 war borders without any concessions on the part of the Palestinians. The lands won were from Egypt, Jordan and Syria, not Palestine. This places Israel in a position of giving up strategic land won, leaving the Israeli borders indefensible. Prime Minister Netanyahu was then snubbed for dinner and yet responded with a tremendous speech to a joint session of Congress highlighting our common values, unshakeable historical alliance and common interests.

Provocative actions by Iran were responded to by cancelling planned joint military exercises with U.S. and Israeli defense forces hardly a show of strength and support. Iran has been allowed to pursue a nuclear weapon without the U.S. preparing a military response leaving Israel to prepare to act alone at a time when the Middle East has never been a more dangerous place. Administration sources leaked an Israeli plan in April to attack Iran from airbases in Azerbaijan effectively destroying the element of surprise, forcing the cancellation of the airstrikes to destroy the Iranian nuclear program. They leaked sensitive national security secrets to the press publicly acknowledging that the U.S and Israel had created and deployed the Stuxnet virus that sabotaged the Iranian nuclear program. These were covert acts of war that should never have been revealed, costing us the ability to continue this path of slowing Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon. Funds were withheld and $70 million was just recently released to assist Israel with its Iron Dome missile defense system both done in an election year with obvious political motives.

Clearly the level of support enjoyed by Israel over the years is not what it once was. It is a sad day when the Prime Minister of Israel concludes that the current American leadership will never attack Iran. America and Israel must stand firm together, against all threats. Leadership that unequivocally supports Israel must be put back into place here in America. The relationship between the United States and Israel must be repaired, as Israel finds itself increasingly surrounded by groups who openly advocate their destruction. America has a moral obligation to ensure that history is not repeated and the Jewish people may continue to live in peace and security. Israel must know that America stands with you. When dependable diplomatic and military support once counted on is in question, confidence must be restored immediately as the stakes have never been higher.

The United States, Iran and The Obama Administration

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2012 by authorcarloscardoso

The government of Iran has for years lied and tried to advance not only their nuclear ambitions but regional and world power goals. Iran has been supplying both Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip in constant terrorist attacks against Israel who it has threatened to wipe off of the map. Iran has been implicated in training and supplying materials to kill Americans in both Afghanistan and Iraq a provocation which our government has publicly condemned yet did nothing to combat these acts of war. Former FBI agent, Robert Levinson was abducted in March of 2007 and recent statements by our State Department indicate he was being held in an undisclosed Iranian prison. Unaccounted for almost 5 years now apparently detained by Iran with no action on his release or statement by the Iranian regime on his whereabouts or reason for his imprisonment. Then the US government exposes a plot by Iran with Mexican drug cartels to murder the Saudi Embassador to the UN in New York and again this administration did nothing. The administration was silent when the Iranian people rose up against Ahmadinejad’s election but supported the ouster of US ally Hosni Mubarak who kept the peace with Israel for 30 years. Generally supported the so called Arab Spring calling it the rise and spread of democracy which isn’t an American value. He even went so far as to support Libyan rebels and ensnare the US military in an unconstitutional war without seeking the required congressional consent. Democracy is a part of our republican society with the values of tolerance, liberty and freedom without which democracy can lead to tryanny as it did in Iran when the Ayatollah Khomeni came in and enslaved his people.

Recently the Iranians came in possesion of a U.S. RQA-170 drone with stealth capability that they claim they were able to take control of and capture. The Administration’s response was to ask for it back to no avail. Giving the Iranians an intelligience prize they claim to be using to retro engineer to learn its secrets. They have threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz where 60% of the world’s oil supply travels through.This closure would destroy an already fragile world economy by raising the price of a barrel of oil dramatically. They objected to the presence of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Persian Gulf supporting the US 5th Fleet right before the 10 day Iranian naval excercise. Then the Iranians fired a medium range surface to air missile which they claim had technology to combat radar evading targets and systems to target missile navigation.

The U.S. responded in a humanitarian effort, rescued 13 Iranian fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates ironically with forces from the USS John C. Stennis. How do the Iranians respond? They announce another round of naval excercises which the US Navy will have to monitor closely as the Strait of Hormuz must remain open. Now the administration yesterday dismissed the upcoming trip of Iranian President Ahmadinejad to South America where he is visiting Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador. These are all nations with leaders who are virulently anti-American. Chavez, Ortega, Castro are all communists and Correa, the President of Ecuador who is an avowed socialist. There must come a time and soon where the Iranians can no longer be dismissed but must be confronted for the force of evil in the world that they are. We cannot allow Iran to become involved in this hemisphere or be allowed to aquire nuclear weapons. We ignore the implications of these relationships with no thought of the consequences to our national security when we have an unsecured border where Hamas and Hezbollah literature were found that Iran can exploit in conjunction with these South American enemies.