Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Congress should impeach Obama on Iran or be complicit in facilitating the next Holocaust

On November 12, 1936, Winston Churchill said:
Two things, I confess, have staggered me, after a long Parliamentary experience, in these Debates. The first has been the dangers that have so swiftly come upon us in a few years, and have been transforming our position and the whole outlook of the world. Secondly, I have been staggered by the failure of the House of Commons to react effectively against those dangers. That, I am bound to say, I never expected. I never would have believed that we should have been allowed to go on getting into this plight, month by month and year by year, and that even the Government's own confessions of error have produced no concentration of Parliamentary opinion and force capable of lifting our efforts to the level of emergency. I say that unless the House resolves to find out the truth for itself, it will have committed an act of abdication of duty without parallel.

The situation is dire. People who have no clue about Shi’a eschatology and the Twelvers have just negotiated a deal which leads to nuclear war. Who says it would? Scholars of Islam like  Bernard Lewis  and  Raphael Israeli, former CIA director  James Woolsey, former CIA spy who spent 10 years among the Revolutionary Guards,  Reza Kahlili  and German scholar Matthias Kuntzel. 

The Obama administration track record in the Middle East is abysmal. The Obama administration supports the Muslim Brotherhood, an anti–Semitic and anti-American organization whose credo is   “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and dying in the way of Allah is the highest of our aspirations."    

As Conan Doyle used to say, when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth – Obama’s appeasement policy is leading towards a war.  But Obama is supplying Israel with more weapons systems than any other previous president goes the counter argument. Supplying Israel with more weapons systems than any other previous president is irrelevant when Obama at the same time supports the Muslim Brotherhood across the Middle East and is doing everything to make use of these weapons systems impossible against Iran.

The Obama administration’s absurd policies in promoting the Muslim Brotherhood have created havoc in the Middle East, but even this serial bungling can still be reversed, as we have seen in Egypt.  This will not be possible if Iran gets the bomb. The damage will be cataclysmic.  

Congress should impeach President Obama on Iran or be complicit in facilitating the next Holocaust.  I am not sure whether Congress would define the incompetence leading to a nuclear war in which millions would die as an impeachable offense but Congress should decide whether it fits “high crime or misdemeanor”. But first Congress must understand the  stakes.

Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen should ask themselves - what do we know about Shi'a eschatology, the Mahdi and the Twelvers?  Nothing. Did we hold congressional hearings on Iranian motives? No. Have leading western scholars of Islam been consulted?  Did we hear their views? No.

Unless the US Congress resolves to find out the truth for itself, it will, to quote Churchill, have committed an act of abdication of duty without parallel.  Ignorance is not an excuse.