Iran just elected a mass murderer — so naturally Team Biden wants to negotiate.
Newly elected president and mass murderer of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi being congratulated for his sham victory by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
In picking a mass murderer as his potential successor, Iran’s supreme leader hopes to make the United States a willing partner in the repression of his country’s people.
Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi addresses his first press conference in the capital of Tehran, on June 20, 2021
Biden is Iran’s Survival Strategy
Edited from Caroline Glick
Editors Note: Please take 5 minutes to read this outstanding article on Biden’s strategy with Iran.
From one end of Iran to the other, citizens are suffering. The regime is failing the people at all levels. Water shortages are endemic. Power outages are a matter of course. The sick and impoverished, livestock and crops are dying from lack of water, oxygen and overheating. Petroleum workers are on strike due to starvation-level wages.
Wherever one turns in Iran, everything is broken.
The regime has two plans to avoid the wrath of the people—repression and sanctions relief. And the Biden administration is giving the Iranian regime every reason to believe that it can pull off both.
In the not-so-distant past, Iranian dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s decision to elevate Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi to serve as Iran’s next president beginning next month would have been greeted with stunned revulsion.
Raisi is a sadistic mass murderer. He first rose to prominence in 1988, when he served as one of one four members of the “death commission” that was directly responsible for the execution of some 30,000 dissidents, including children.
The dissidents weren’t merely executed. Many of them were subjected to torture before they were murdered. Women and girls were singled out for particularly monstrous treatment: Raisi and his partners had their young female victims raped before execution to ensure all “enemies of the regime” would burn in hell.
Raisi’s role in the 1988 massacre wasn’t a one-off. As he rose through the ranks of Iran’s judiciary, he sentenced thousands of dissidents to death.
Raisi is the target of personal sanctions from the U.S. for his direct involvement in mass murder. Raisi also directs the Astan Quds Razavi foundation, which is itself subject to U.S. sanctions for its role in funneling funds to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Assad has directed the genocide of some half a million Syrians.
Raisi was just formally elected to Iran’s presidency. But his election was a sham. Khamenei and his lackeys decide who gets to run for president, and they also get to decide the results of the election. The Iranian public, well aware that their votes are meaningless, overwhelmingly boycotted the election.
Khamenei’s elevation of Raisi sent a message to the Iranian people: Any effort to oppose the regime—any demand to reform or overthrow the corrupt system—will be met with repression the likes of which they haven’t seen since Raisi the sadist killed 30,000 of their brothers and sisters three decades ago.
None of this has put a dent in the Biden administration’s outreach to Iran.
The administration has insisted that defending human rights is its credo. But as Raisi the butcher rises to power, rather than boycott Iran, the administration is making excuses for maintaining its policy of appeasement.
One excuse is that Raisi’s “election” in the midst of nuclear negotiations shows that even the hardest of “hard-liners” is willing to make a deal with the U.S. Another excuse Biden and his advisors are making is that Raisi’s rise isn’t a big deal because Khamenei makes all the decisions anyway.
A third excuse the Biden team makes is to shrug its shoulders. Raisi’s record of mass murder is not America’s concern. Reaching a deal with Iran that restores both Iranian and U.S. compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—better known as the Iran nuclear deal—is America’s concern. Relatedly, administration officials make a fourth excuse: Raisi’s election means the U.S. has until August 8, his inauguration date, to finalize a deal.
To maintain the conceit that its excuses represent anything other than an abdication of both American moral leadership and strategic rationality, the administration depends on the public to know nothing about the nuclear deal, about Iran’s nuclear aspirations, its nuclear operations or its view of the nuclear deal.
Far from a nuclear nonproliferation deal, the JCPOA guaranteed Iran’s entry into the club of nuclear armed states. The limitations the deal placed on Iran’s nuclear operations were temporary and will all expire in 2030. By then, as then-President Barack Obama explained in 2016, the nuclear activities Iran is permitted to undertake under the nuclear deal will reduce its breakout time to military nuclear capabilities to “zero.”
As for Iran’s aspirations, the JCPOA was based on one major strategic assumption: that Iran’s nuclear program was a civilian nuclear program, not a military nuclear program. Dubious from the outset, this assumption was exposed as a complete fallacy in the wake of Israel’s seizure of Iran’s nuclear archive in 2018. It was the revelations of the archive that convinced then-President Donald Trump to withdraw U.S. participation in the JCPOA and initiate a strategy of “maximum pressure” on the fanatical regime.
After negotiating the deal in bad faith, the Iranians immediately began breaching both the letter and the spirit of the deal. From the outset, Iran failed to comply with the deal’s limitations on its nuclear operations. It exceeded the limits on the production of heavy water required to operate plutonium-producing nuclear reactors, and it operated more advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges than was permitted. It attempted to covertly acquire nuclear and missile technology, including carbon fiber, in a manner prohibited by the deal. And it refused to provide United Nations (UN) nuclear inspectors with full access to its nuclear sites. These breaches were not incidental; they were deliberate, although U.S., UN and European officials went to outrageous lengths to downplay the breaches in a bid to avoid having to acknowledge that Iran was violating the deal.
Although Iran insisted that it remained committed to the JCPOA after the U.S. abandoned it, the regime embarked on massive nuclear operations in open breach of all the JCPOA’s restrictions.
In the face of all of these known facts about the scope of the nuclear deal, Iran’s nuclear operations and consistent breach of the deal itself, the Biden administration argues nonsensically that by restoring Iran to compliance with the 2015 deal, it will be able to put Iran’s nuclear program “in a box.” But Middle East scholars Michael Doran and Tony Badran argued convincingly recently that the real purpose of the U.S. nuclear diplomacy with Iran is to realign the U.S. alliance structure in the Middle East away from Israel and the Sunni Arab states and toward Iran.
From Iran’s perspective, the purpose of the deal is far more limited.
All that Iran seeks is an end to the U.S. sanctions. Raisi’s “election” is further proof that all talk of a fight between “moderates” and “hard-liners” in the Iranian regime is nonsense that Westerners tell themselves. Iran isn’t interested in moderating. It is interested in having the U.S. save it financially by ending its sanctions so that it can build its nuclear weapons, support its terror proxies and maintain their wars against the U.S., Israel and the Sunni Arabs, and still have money to repress the Iranian people.
Desperate to advance its “realignment” policy, the Biden administration is doing everything it can to satisfy the Iranians. Despite Biden’s assertion that no sanctions will be removed so long as the Iranians have not curtailed their nuclear activities to come back in compliance with the JCPOA, the administration has already begun removing sanctions. This week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken removed sanctions on three Iranians involved with Iran’s ballistic missile program. Indeed, the administration has expressed a willingness to remove sanctions imposed against Khamenei himself.
So too, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the administration is developing a new sanctions policy that will “stem sweeping pressure campaigns, avoid collateral damage and act jointly with allies rather than unilaterally.” The new sanctions policy is set to be revealed by the end of the summer, and among its goals is “easing economy-wide sanctions against Iran.”
In other words, as Iran refuses to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Biden administration is looking for ways to remove sanctions anyway by using buzzwords like “multilateralism.”
Buoyed by the nuclear deal that gave Iran an open path to a nuclear arsenal, in 2015 Khamenei promised Israel would be eradicated by 2040. In 2017, regime supporters in Tehran held a mass rally where they unveiled a digital clock that counted down to Israel’s destruction.
The Iranian regime believes the Biden administration will ensure its survival by giving it a green light to repress its people and save its economy through sanctions relief. In light of the administration’s policies, there is little reason to doubt Iran’s assessment.
Pray for the souls in Iran who are thirsty and hungry for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Twitter Bans Trump
Not The Ayatollah!
Even as talks to lift sanctions against the Iranian regime are advancing in Vienna, Iranian leaders are openly encouraging Hamas to launch more rockets at America’s ally Israel.
The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard is applauding Hamas’ courage for its attacks and the Ayatollah has been inciting terrorism on Twitter and social media.Not to worry, Biden is trying to figure out how to send Iran more money!
Amidst the Iranian regime’s clear role in inciting terrorism against Israeli civilians, talks to lift sanctions against the regime are advancing in Vienna.
Biden is offering even more concessions and sanctions relief to Iran’s leaders, concessions that go far beyond the nuclear-specific sanctions.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who enjoys the final say in Iran’s foreign policy, has been inciting terrorism on social media.
He wrote on Twitter:
“Palestinians are awake and determined. They must continue this path. One can only talk with the language of power with these criminals. They must increase their strength, stand strong, confront the enemy, and force them to stop their crimes. #FreePalestine”
Khamenei also labeled the whole nation of Israel a terrorist camp:
“Since day 1, Zionists turned occupied Palestine into a base for terrorism. Israel isn’t a country; it’s a #TerroristCamp against Palestinians & other Muslim nations. Fighting this despotic regime is fighting against oppression & terrorism. And this is everyone’s responsibility.”
Twitter’s policy indicates that it will suspend users “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” But Twitter is two-faced and giving Khamenei full immunity.
Twitter banned President Trump while he was in office “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” That’s a lie and a joke!
Apparently, Twitter feels the Republican President is more dangerous than a nuclear powered Iran. Even though Iran regularly says that after they destroy Israel, they will be coming after the United States next! No problem! Such Hypocrisy!
Welcome to the end times and the control of Satan over the media and affairs of this world. These are the days where right is wrong and wrong is right!
Don’t ever get used to evil. Keep defending the truth and keep looking up!
Even so come Lord Jesus!
Turkey Vs. Israel
President Erdogan of Turkey feels it’s time to pay back Israel and now he’s calling for an international force to quell Israel’s so-called aggression. The current escalation against Israel began with violent protests by Palestinians on the Temple Mount.
The cry from the beginning of the uprising in Israel was that every Muslim nation should attack Jerusalem. Sound familiar? At the same time massive rallies began taking place throughout Turkey calling for the overthrow of Jerusalem.
This entire war effort against the Jewish State was a premeditated incitement of violence against Israel. Hamas is still firing rockets into Israel from Gaza with some 3000 rockets already sent into Israel. Rockets were also fired from Lebanon and from Syria. Israel responded by targeting Hamas positions in Gaza.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel’s campaign in Gaza was continuing at “full force.” Politicians in Israel often do not agree but concerning defending Israel against these rocket attacks everyone is unanimous. Israel is committed to this fight.
Most conspicuously Turkish President Erdogan said that Israel must be taught a “deterrent lesson”. Erdogan called on the UN Security Council to put an international peace keeping force inside of Israel. And once again, Erdogan also reiterated his position that Turkey should be allowed a seat on the five member state UN Security Council.
My friends, the Turkey versus Israel animosity is no small sign. The antagonism of Turkey for Israel is heating up which will ultimately lead to the Magog Invasion at the end of the Tribulation period.
In a speech this week Turkish President Erdogan called on all Muslim nations to overthrow Jerusalem. In another speech Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey had decided to send an international army to Israel for the protection of Jerusalem.
The current uprising is exacerbated through the influence of the region’s two biggest, outside players; Turkey and Iran.
Iran funds Hamas and has long supported Palestinian terrorist groups while Turkey uses every chance it gets to berate Israel.
While the recently signed Abraham Accords have reflected improving ties between Israel and key Gulf Arab states, the Israeli-Palestinian controversy remains unresolved, and both Turkey and Iran cited the dispute in their condemnations of the Abraham Accords last year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Israel as a “cruel terrorist state” on Saturday, and he said last year that “Jerusalem is our city” as part of his effort to identify the current anti-Israel regime in Turkey with its former Ottoman Empire.
“Iran’s IRGC head Hossein Salami warned last week that Israel was vulnerable to one large tactical operation because the country is so small,” Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis Executive Director Seth Frantzman wrote Tuesday in the Jerusalem Post. “Hamas is setting the pace – and that pace is being watched and guided from Iran.
This may be due to the fact that Iran’s largest proxy Hezbollah wants to know what it looks like when Israel is faced with a large amount of rocket fire.”
According to Ezekiel 38-39, Turkey, Iran and Antichrist’s coalition of nations will launch their offensive to invade Israel by miscalculating they will be able to overwhelm the Jewish State. Their plan works until God intervenes at the last minute!
We’ve seen the bribery trick become a disaster before when Obama bribed Iran to behave! It doesn’t work! Not to worry, let’s give it a second try, maybe if we up the ante a few $billion, the Iranians will behave this time around! Sure!
Concerning recent developments in Iran, it’s important to keep in mind that Iran is a key player in the Empire of Antichrist. Iran will most likely become the leader of the Shiite sect in Satan’s eighth and final empire (Rev. 17:9-11).
That means the Iranian regime is being enabled by supernatural powers of evil (Dan. 10:13, 20) within the kingdom of Satan helping it maneuver into it’s Satanic destiny as one of the leading nations of the 10-King Caliphate (Ezek. 38:5; Dan. 75; Rev. 13:2).
If we are now in the shadow of the Tribulation, as I believe we are, Iran will not be stopped because this world is slipping farther and farther under the grip of the powers of darkness who now have control.
The American leaders calling the shots to assist the Islamic State of Iran are blind leaders of the blind and will face God’s judgment soon for strengthening the BEAST against the Jewish State.
All nations will one day be held accountable as to whether they helped or hurt the State of Israel in the last days.
In Mt. 25:40, the short phrase “my brethren” points to the Jewish people living in the last days! The chosen people become the basis of Christ’s “Judgment of the Nations” (Mt. 25:31-46), which he conducts after He returns at the Second Coming. When Jesus returns, He will judge the nations based on how they treated Israel.
The end-time governments of America, with the exception of the Trump Administration, will not do so well based on this crucial factor!
Big Dollars For Iran $4.5 Billion!
- The latest evidence that Iran is continuing to conceal vital elements of its nuclear program from the outside world suggest that, even if there is a resumption of negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program the regime has little genuine interest in complying with the terms of any future deal.
- In another provocative move, Iran’s conservative-dominated parliament has ordered the government to start limiting some inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN-sponsored body responsible for monitoring Iran’s nuclear activities.
- The move by the Iranian parliament comes after the IAEA published a report revealing that last summer inspectors found uranium particles at two Iranian nuclear sites that Iran tried to block access to.
- The Biden Administration has also apparently been trying to sidestep legally-required congressional approval to funnel more money to Iran and other dictatorships through a new International Monetary Fund program “special drawing rights” (SDRs).
Through this mysterious hush, hush, slush fund, Iran would receive $4.5 billion, in non-U.S. currency. Apparently, they took some heat for the last batch of U.S. dollars Obama dropped on the runway tarmac.
According to the Wall Street Journal, which referred to the program as “Special Dollars for Dictators“, Iran’s leadership will most likely use these newfound billions to strengthen domestic repression, to intensify regional adventurism, bolster Hezbollah’s arsenal along Israel’s northern border, fund Iran’s proxy of Houthi rebels in Yemen to target Saudi oil fields, and, of course to escalate their nuclear program still further.
As Trump taught us, strength works, bribery doesn’t!
“The more strategic the Israelis look at these relationships, the more doors will open to them,” says UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash. Normalizing ties with Israel “was strategically good for the UAE, will make it have more of a global presence.”
UAE: Iran’s Aggressive Policies Made Arabs Look at Israel
The United Arab Emirates didn’t need peace with Israel to counter Iran, a top UAE official said Friday, but he said Iran’s aggressive policies over three decades alarmed many Arab countries and made them look at their relationship with Israel “with fresh eyes.”
UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash acknowledged at a virtual briefing on the sidelines of the equally virtual UN General Assembly’s annual meeting of world leaders.
Iran’s actions have had an impact in the region, he said, though he wouldn’t speculate on whether other Arab countries would follow the UAE and Bahrain in establishing relations with Israel.
Looking back at the UAE’s decision to normalize relations with Israel, Gargash said the government decided it was strategically good for the country, “and will make the UAE more of a global presence.”
The Arab world and the region remain polarized, Gargash said, though “I would like to say we haven’t lost a single friend.”
The UAE minister called the Iranian reaction “very alarming.” And he called Turkey’s opposition to the agreement “pure hypocrisy,” accusing Ankara of “trying to take advantage of the Palestinian plight for narrow regional considerations.”
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas criticized the UAE and Bahrain for establishing diplomatic ties with Israel in his prerecorded speech to the General Assembly later Friday and called for an international conference early next year to launch a “genuine peace process.”
The UAE expected Palestinian opposition, Gargash said, adding that he thinks they’re “sulking” right now.
He also said the Arab experience of having no communication with Israel has not yielded any results, and he believes the actions of the two Gulf nations “bring a new dynamism” to the Israeli-Palestinian situation.