The leading financiers of Islamic terrorism
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) has told the Washington Examiner that as a result of the Iranian nuclear sellout, President Hussein Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have become the World's leading financiers of Islamic terrorism
"If this deal goes through, the Obama administration, President
Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, will become the leading global
financiers of radical Islamic terrorism," said Cruz. He further
criticized the deal for lifting the ballistic missile embargo, claiming
it is tantamount to arming a theocratic regime that has pledged to
"In the middle of negotiating this deal, the Ayatollah Khamenei led
chants of shouting 'death to America'," stated Cruz. The 2016 Republican
candidate went on to compare Obama to former President Jimmy Carter,
charging that Obama has abandoned American hostages in Iran.
"Barack Obama left them in a squalid Iranian hellhole," Cruz said.
"Four hostages, Barack Obama cannot even bring himself to utter their
Cruz extended his criticism to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton
and called on the media to ask her to say the names of the four
Americans being detained in Iran. "If she would be commander in chief of
this country, demonstrate leadership. Stand up and speak out," he said.
Cruz added that no conversation should have begun without the release
of the American hostages.
When asked about the likelihood of Congress stopping the deal, Cruz
said it is on the American people to engage their elected officials. But
he admitted that blocking the deal ultimately depends on Democrats.
Meanwhile, Iran seems more likely than the United States
to reject the deal.
The idea that solving the nuclear crisis would unlock a new Iran of economic riches and political moderation has been enthusiastically promoted
by the Rouhani administration and its supporters. This is good
political spin. But as a reflection of political reality it is seriously
flawed – for the simple reason that it conflates a process into a
single transformational moment; and perhaps more importantly, it fails
to account for the reality of contemporary Iran’s political landscape.
It is a landscape that has been sculpted by the Ahmadinejad years,
and in which the pragmatic presidency of his successor Rouhani stands as
an island in an ocean of hardline institutions. Hassan Rouhani has done
little to change this during his two years in power, in large part
because his strategy has been predicated on a successful conclusion of
the nuclear issue – gambling that popular support and economic necessity
will not only see the agreement through but release some political
capital to enact social and political reforms.
He is on firmer ground with the former – and while there continues to
be a popular clamour for change, it has been a long time since the
politics of the Islamic Republic has been dictated by the will of the
Last week supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei decided to set the record
straight. This was in sum the pursuit of an arms control agreement, he
said – nothing more, nothing less, and certainly not a transformational
moment in the politics of the Islamic Republic.
If only they knew what the deal was.... What could go wrong?
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