Israel Will Stop Iran From Getting Nukes, Expert Says
WASHINGTON - Despite the Iran deal, the Islamic Republic in Tehran will not complete its nuclear arsenal because Israel will attack and defeat them, predicted Jewish spokesman Tom Rose at the Family Research Council’s 10th annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday.
“Can I tell you a secret? Iran is not going nuclear -- it won’t happen. Israel will not allow it to happen,” Rose, an XM Satellite Radio host and former CEO of the Jerusalem Post, predicted. “War is coming. There’s no doubt about that.”
Rose joined Mona Charen, a syndicated columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center, to discuss the irreconcilable differences between Israel and Iran. Both attacked the Iran deal, and both presented the Islamic Republic as a dire threat to the Jewish state and the United States of America.
The Current Plight of Israel
Rose compared the present Jewish struggle to the threat of the Nazis in 1940, and concluded that in some key ways, today’s situation is worse.
“Today, the Jewish state faces a threat of annihilation no less genocidal than the Jews of Europe faced three quarters of a century ago,” Rose declared. “Ponder this: Adolf Hitler, may his name be forever removed from our memory, never openly proclaimed his goal of exterminating the Jewish people -- today’s enemy does.”
Hitler never held “death to America” rallies before the United States entered the war, Rose added, while Iran holds them “every week.”
“Seventy-five years ago, the world dismissed Adolf Hitler as the Jews’ problem. Today, the world dismisses Iran as Israel’s problem,” Rose declared. He added that while Britain and America defeated the Nazis before they could obtain nuclear weapons, the Iran deal makes it far more likely that Iran will develop nuclear capability.
Nevertheless, there are key differences between 2015 and 1940, Rose noted. “Today, the Jewish people are not powerless, we are not voiceless, and we are not friendless.”
“The state of Israel means never again will we be unable to defend ourselves or speak for ourselves,” Rose declared. He argued that the Jewish state enables the Hebrew people to take control of their fate and not be slaves to circumstance. “That we will be coauthors, together with God Almighty, of our own destiny!”
“Today’s threat will be met,” Rose confidently predicted. “Today’s threat will be faced, and today’s threat will be defeated by a Jewish state confident enough, courageous enough and powerful enough to defend itself by itself.”
The Nature of the Islamic Republic
While Rose focused on the plight of Israel, policy expert Mona Charen attacked the recent deal with Iran. This capitulation on behalf of the United States, she argued, has shown that the Democratic Party is unfit to rule and empowered an outspoken enemy to both the U.S. and Israel.
Charen compared modern-day Iran to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. “The Soviets were behind every peace movement you could think of -- they had the World Peace Council and the International Institute for Peace -- Soviet leaders in the late 1970s and '80s said all they wanted was peaceful coexistence with the West,” even while they plotted to defeat America.
Iran, however, does not even put up the charade. “There’s no disingenuous talk about coexistence -- ‘death to America’ is their motto,” Charen explained.
She continued by saying that no regime has been as diligent in attacking America as Iran since 1979. She listed the American hostages the Islamic Republic took that year, the bombing of American barracks in Beirut and our embassy in Kuwait in later years, and the recent reports that attacks from explosive devices built and distributed by Iran accounted for up to a quarter of our casualties in the Iraq War.
Charen also mentioned Iran’s connection with al-Qaeda and its contribution to the refugee crisis by backing Syrian President Assad. She even alleged that the Shi’ite Islamic Republic is partially responsible for the growth of the Islamic State (ISIS), causing so much fear in the Sunni population that many of them joined the radical Sunni ISIS.