You don’t have to be a foreign policy maven to see clearly that the Biden administration is working overtime to breathe life again into the Obama love affair with Iran that was broken up by Trump’s unexpected 2016 victory. It appears the upcoming Valentine’s Day spirit has emboldened the Far Left Progressive Movement and its warriors in Congress to send up smoke signals to the Tehran Mullahs that all will soon be well between our country and them. Rather than the traditional chocolates and dozen roses, last week President Biden did one better for his new buddies in Iran by telling them and the world, in his first foreign policy speech as Commander-in-Chief, that he is ending our support for the Saudi Arabia-led intervention in Yemen.
He’s canceling all military aid that was being used to battle the Houthi terrorist forces, the proxies for Iran, that are attempting to over-run Yemen as a stepping stone to crushing Saudi Arabia and taking over their oil fields. Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain feel this move threatens them as well as it does Israel. We call that back-stabbing our friends. Elections do have consequences, some bad.
Biden is seen by Iran as he really is, old, weak and not up to the job of standing up to our enemies. He’s much too eager, backed by his staff, many of whom served under Obama, to reengage with Iran and return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which guaranteed that nation the OK to eventually create a nuclear weapon. In fact, a group of 150 House Democrats had actually signed a letter to then President Elect Biden to rejoin the JCPOA. This indicates this action is soon to take place. They are ready to roll.
This strategy of appeasement to Iran also affects Israel, at this moment, the strongest force in that region to combat and prevent Iran from mastering the Middle East. At the time of this writing, President Biden has yet to make the obligatory phone call to our most valuable ally’s leader, Prime Minister Netanyahu. Biden has already called the leaders of Mexico, Canada, Japan, Russia and NATO. A long standing problem.
As Vice President, Biden refused to attend Bibi’s speech to a joint session of Congress in 2015. And Biden, through the years has indicated a sort of hostility to Israel and its leaders. Back in 1982 there was a serious confrontation between then Senator Biden and Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin. When Biden threatened to cut off aid to Israel, Begin looked directly at him and responded, “Don’t threaten us with cutting off aid to Israel. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees.” Israel is now a bit stronger militarily, economically and diplomatically than it was then.
And its current leader is as aggressive and outspoken as was Begin. However, our Congress is now ridden through with those who support Radical Islam and who, as well, openly despise Israel. And that spells trouble for Israel and their new allies who are now threatened by Iran and its new ally….President Biden. Four troublesome years ahead.