Friday, September 7, 2012
Iran's Friends ... America's Enemies?
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend".
Iran chaired, hosted and led the recently rejuvenated Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) meeting in Teheran, attended by delegates from 120 countries, including 31 heads of state and 29 foreign secretaries of state. Even the United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon addressed, a forum attended by two-thirds of the member countries of the UN, despite State Department and Israeli objections. It was obvious the meeting, its venue, the attendance, resolutions and political impact leads to one paramount conclusion: the NAM meeting was a strategic diplomatic victory for Iran and a major embarrassment for the US, Israel and the European Union. The entire US-Israeli-EU diplomatic and sanction effort to isolate and stop Iran's ability to make nuclear weapons, was in effect, ignored by these friends of Iran.
One conclusion we can draw is that they also like Iran, see no resolve by the Obama administration to follow through with any action. We can also assume that the sanctions are not working as these friends of Iran are supporting Iran in more ways than attending this event.
One question that needs to be answered is how much financial aid are we giving these nations who have decided to derail our efforts to keep Iran disarmed? And, why are we not withdrawing that aid immediately? One simple answer...Obama. Obama has emboldened our enemies to take our money with one hand, buy the knife with the other that stabs us in the back!
One good thing we can get out of Obama's tenure is that he has helped us to see who our friends are and who our enemies are. Both foreign and domestic. America is coming to a place in our history where because of the decay of moral character from liberal/socialistic ideology and policy, we may be facing another civil war where there will not be a "Mason Dixon line" that separates the sides. A civil war with no geographical boundaries is reminiscent of the most bloody and violent in world history. Usually, the kind that dictators arise out of and freedom is hard to find again. We surely are facing great challenge if the tide is not turned. And of course we see prophesy unfolding. But as Jonah's preaching caused Nineva to repent and stay the wrath of God, if America repents, we too can stave off this inevitable tribulation. 2 Chronicles 7:14 " if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
Posted by Steven Masone at 10:58 AM