Iran is a very restrictive society run by ruling Muslim clerics who dictate very strict rules for her citizens, making the land an oppressive place for anyone who truly wants to speak his or her mind truthfully and be free. The country is in significant economic crisis due to the extremist nature of the hard line clerics who lead it and a reintroduction of strong financial controls by America would have huge adverse effects on their ability to continue the expansion of their evil push for nuclear proliferation. Their official President, Hassan Rouhani, while more moderate than the outspoken Mahmoud Ahmadinejab, is still nothing more than a puppet, serving at the will of the Mullahs, who maintain their strict iron hand rule. Rouhani replaced the former President to make it look as if Iran was softening its tone and really wanted to be accepted by the West, all the while conning the Obama Administration into daydreams about a pleasant future together.
Several times under the Obama Administration, the Iranian people showed signs of displeasure and began some significant protests against rule of the Mullahs, only to be taken down with brutal, bloody force. In these instances, Mr. Obama made it perfectly clear that he stood with the Mullahs and the protests fell. And then the phony treaty was approved, illegitimately in my view, as Republicans and Democrats alike were more interested in big business interests than they were in national security. After all, even while then Secretary of State John Kerry, a lightweight of diplomacy if ever there was one, met with Iranian officials, the Mullahs mocked and made fun of him while still calling for death to America. If that's an example of diplomacy, then it died on that spot.
America was even hoodwinked into giving the government nearly two billion dollars in cash as a peace offering, delivered in the dark of night to try and keep it quiet. But it leaked out and we found out. Sounds more like a mob action than a legitimate one.
So, why would America lift sanctions on the world's leader in supporting terror and also provide them with huge amounts of cash? Well, for one thing, Iran had illegally detained, I call it captured, U.S. sailors and it quickly became apparent that they weren't going to just release them in good faith. And when the Obama administration caved, the Iranians knew they were dealing with a "patsy" and could do whatever they wanted.
The truth finally was fully confirmed when Israel's Mossad gained access recently to documents showing the true intention of Iran's nuclear ambitions. Meanwhile, our own intelligence community is tied up with a made up story which they try to use to end a legitimate Presidency. Something is truly rotten in the state (actually district) that is Washington, D.C.
I think America is fortunate that the data was gathered prior to the President's long awaited decision on Iran and nuclear enrichment. Just make the decision to hold Iran accountable for what they do, Mr. President. Not by war, but by loss of access to finances they desperately need. It can be done as early as this Saturday when the sanctions would otherwise be renewed. Put them back in place and watch the Iranian people, tired of seeing their hard earned money used for terror instead of the nation's internal needs, rise up against the Mullahs who are actually quite weak. It will be the best thing to happen in the Middle East quagmire in a long time.