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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Turning Away From Israel
With Netanyahu removed as Prime Minister, and the new liberal government in place in Israel, Biden is getting more aggressive in his quest to turn against Israel and has ordered the process of removing America assets that defend Israel.
The Biden administration is sharply reducing the number of U.S. THAAD antimissile systems in the Middle East in a major realignment of its military footprint there as it focuses the armed services on challenges from China and Russia, administration officials said.
Ring of Protection Removed
The administration is pulling 8 batteries of THAAD anti-missile systems from the Middle East that, just coincidentally, forms a ring around the nation of Israel, while at the same time attempting to rejoin Obama’s farcical Iran Nuclear Treaty that President Trump pulled America out of. What do you think is the agenda here?
“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”
The Bible says Antichrist will come against the nation of Israel, so it’s no wonder that as we approach the Tribulation and Democrats are in power there is a constant pull away from defending Israel, and a rush towards making friends with their enemies. It is a familiar pattern we watched in the Obama years and now Biden is taking it to even a more dangerous level.
Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
U.S. Military to Withdraw Hundreds of Troops, Aircraft, Antimissile Batteries From Middle East
FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Pentagon is pulling approximately eight Patriot antimissile batteries from countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, according to officials. Another antimissile system known as a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD system, is being withdrawn from Saudi Arabia, and jet fighter squadrons assigned to the region are being reduced, those officials said.
Biden said that as president he will reverse the Trump Administration policy and open talks with the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO Terror Group) and give them funding and support.
Biden also said that he would reopen the US Consulate in east Jerusalem ‘to help engage the Palestinians’ something that would also reverse the Trump administration policy.
When a nation devotes a month to display its PRIDE in what God calls shameful while His people give assent by their silence… that nation invites His judgment.
Sworn In As Head of 36th Israeli Government
Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett replaces Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu, the longest-serving prime minister in the country’s history.
Benjamin Netanyahu is out and surely former President Obama is happy to finally see Israel’s greatest leader Netanyahu lose and he must be thrilled as Israel forms first-ever government with Muslim Party, United Arab List.
The new deal is potentially setting the end-time stage for a much weaker Israel who could be more open to dividing the Holy Land for a Palestinian State which God warns will bring about the Tribulation period!
The unique arrangement calls for Bennett and Lapid to share the Prime Minister role over the next four years with right-wing Bennett serving as the Israeli Prime Minister for the first 2 years and left-wing Lapid serving a two-year term following Bennett.
Last month, Israel was officially 73-years old, and now they’ve reached another prophetic milestone in their march to the time of Jacob’s trouble by embracing a Muslim coalition which flies in the face of Scripture and is the very essence of an anti-Jehovah government.
Israel has now formed a new governing coalition that, for the first time ever, includes Allah worshipping Muslims under the leadership of Mansour Abbas and the United Arab List. Why is this so historic? Israel has created a government that is part Jewish and part Muslim taking them farther away from the God of Israel.
Muslim Brotherhood Party
Now In Israel’s Government
The above picture provided by the United Arab List on June 2, 2021, shows United Arab Leader, Mansour Abbas, right, signing a coalition agreement with Israel’s opposition leader Yair Lapid, left, and right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett in Ramat Gan near the coastal city of Tel Aviv. United Arab List/AFP/Getty Images
A story is worth a thousand words and this is a picture that nobody in Israel could have imagined: the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood political party of the Islamic Movement, Mansour Abbas, sitting alongside Naftali Bennett, the envoy of religious ultra-nationalist Zionism. But there they were with the secular liberal Yair Lapid on June 2, pens in hand, ready to sign documents bringing a devout Muslim and Palestinian citizen of Israel into a coalition government with the two Jewish leaders.
Over the past two years Israelis have gone to the polls four times to elect a government to run the country, and each time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader for 15 of the last 25 years, failed to muster up support to form even a narrow coalition. The people on the left, center and right who wanted to bring him down couldn’t form one either.
But in the latest election, in April, a kingmaker emerged: Abbas, the Islamist politician who made the remarkable declaration that he would be willing to be part of a right-wing coalition, something no Arab-led party has ever considered.
Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid share the role of Prime Minister in the new Israeli Government
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!
In 701 BC the Assyrian King Sennacherib successfully invaded most of the region around Jerusalem but God promised that he would not allow the Assyrians to enter Jerusalem.
The Assyrian Army had Jerusalem completely surrounded and the leaders were camped on the hill named “Nob” which is the hill just to the north of the Mount of Olives (Isa 10:32).
The Assyrians were ready to attack Jerusalem in the morning but God supernaturally intervened and the angel of the Lord (Christophany) took out 185,000 soldiers that night! When Israel woke up they couldn’t believe there eyes. The dead bodies of the enemy forces laid scattered all around Jerusalem.
Sennacherib the king of Assyria retreated back to the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Shortly thereafter he was killed by his sons. Nineveh is called Mosul today and is in northern Iraq.
For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake. And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
2 Kings 19:31-35
I believe this story in 2 Kings 19:31-35 has an important end-time application when this same scenario is repeated and Israel finds itself held up in Jerusalem and surrounded. This time it will be the Magog invaders that have Israel’s remnant surrounded and held up in Jerusalem in the battle of Armageddon.
Israel is in serious trouble just like they were that night in 701 BC, with nowhere to turn when Jesus Christ returns to Jerusalem and stands on the Mount of Olives at the end of the Tribulation period.
As Jesus’ feet touch down, the Mount of Olives will split in two; half to the north and half to the south allowing the Jewish remnant that are hunkered down on Mount Zion to escape through the newly formed valley and flee into the mountains east of Jerusalem.
4 On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. 5 You will flee by my mountain valley.
Just when all seems lost for the Jewish remnant in Jerusalem their Messiah comes to rescue them. Has that ever happened to you?
As the armies begin chasing Israel through the newly created valley, they experience a repeat of what happened to Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea. The wrath of Jesus is launched in a series of war ending catastrophes putting the lights out on Antichrist and his invading armies.
That’s three times! Once at the Red Sea. Then again in 701 BC against the Assyrian army. Then against Antichrist and his armies. Jesus shows up to rescue the ones he loves!
So how many times has God showed up and rescued you? I’ve lost count!
If God is willing to split the mountain to save Israel, let’s remember that He also promised to be just as faithful to us! He’ll do the same for you because His faithfulness to the church has no end!. When it all looks grim, just look to Him!