Roger L. Simon

Obama's Iran Deal Should Die in Chattanooga

It’s unlikely the hideous terror attack in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was specifically ordered by ISIS, as was indicated by a tweet, but in the famous words of a woman  who seeks to be our first female president: “What difference at this point does it make?” Inspired by or directed by is a distinction without a difference to the dead Marines and their families.

The Chattanooga killings come at an inconvenient moment for President Obama, who is trying to sell his Iran deal because the murders remind us once again of the serious global problem of Islam — Sunni and Shiite.  Islamic religious ideology, inextricably bound to Shariah law that requires all Muslims practice jihad, is driving the world back to the seventh century.  From Paris to Sydney to Garland to Ft. Hood to Boston and now Chattanooga, not to mention across the Middle East, Nigeria, Somalia, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc., etc., we have evidence of this from nearly every corner of the Earth. How much more do we need?

Obama doesn’t want to recognize this publicly or privately and has forced our country into signing an agreement with Iran, a state whose leaders are similarly bound to jihad in their doctrine and behavior. He is rolling the dice for America and the world in a manner that is not only irresponsible, it’s emotionally disturbed and out of contact with reality.

The Iran deal must be stopped before it is responsible for exponentially more deaths.  When the administration’s defenders — as they no doubt will do — point out that these recent killings were perpetrated by a “lone wolf”of some sort, it is important to remember that   Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and the Ayatollah Khamenei are both working from the same basic playbooks — the Koran and the Hadith, particularly the later more militant parts that are given preference by abrogation.  (If you don’t know what that is, look it up here.) Whether Shiite or Sunni is again a distinction without a difference.  They may continue to be engaged in a tribal religious war that has gone on for over a thousand years, but they hate us as much as, possibly more than, they hate each other.

It is also worth noting that part of Obama’s deal includes the exoneration of  terror master Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, a man who makes Abdulazeez seem like Mother Teresa. Suleimani is currently leading the Hezbollah forces against ISIS, reputedly matching them brutality for brutality.  What do you imagine he thinks of us?

No member of the U.S. Congress should go along with this absurd and immoral deal, not one. Senator Charles Schumer, a Jew, has literally no excuse.  If he chooses to support the president, it will be an act of the most despicable partisan politics, precisely the kind of action that lead to the extermination of half of his co-religioinsits in the 1940s.

Meanwhile, national security jumps up, once again, to the top of the issue pile for Election 2016 along with its natural corollary, border security. Maybe, just maybe, the bloodshed in Chattanooga will wake some people up.  But I suppose, in the end, that will depend on what your definition of “Never Again” is.