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Islamic Regime in Iran

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2021 by andelino

Immediately following America’s invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, it  was boldly forecasted that it would result in an unmitigated defeat for the world’s lone superpower. “While the United States wants to eliminate terrorism and is becoming much more aggressive in trying to do so, its efforts will fall short. It frankly does not have the necessary will to tackle the enormity of the problem!” Afghanistan’s stunning collapse to the Taliban after America’s ill-conceived and shameless retreat has proved that forecast true.

Realize the significance of this statement: Just as the world’s lone superpower invaded Afghanistan armed with the most sophisticated weaponry ever used in warfare, it was actually forecast that by the end of the failed campaign, not only would Islamic terrorism survive, but Iran, the chief sponsor of terrorism, would emerge stronger than ever.

As the world witnesses the shocking defeat of the United States to the Taliban, it’s worth considering, with a far greater sense of urgency, the resurgent power of the Islamic regime in Iran.

This is not to diminish the extreme catastrophe taking place in Afghanistan, nor the horrific conditions that await the Afghan people as Taliban rule snuffs out any hope of personal freedom. Nor too does it mean not recognizing the legitimate threat that Afghanistan will once again become a launching pad for terrorist attacks on the West.

Make no mistake. Taliban rule in Afghanistan will be horrific for Afghans, as well as threaten peace elsewhere. But don’t let the dramatic footage of towel-headed Taliban fighters wielding AK-47s and driving American-made Humvee’s through the streets of Kabul distract you from the far greater threat Iran currently poses to the world.

The same genocidal ideology that governs the Taliban also reigns supreme in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Yes, the Taliban was shouting death to America as it took over Kabul. But that same chant is heard after Friday prayers every week in Iran, not to mention voiced inside the Iranian parliament in Tehran.

Yes, the Taliban provided safe haven for Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda as he planned the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. But it was also the mullahs in Tehran who worked with al Qaeda to give safe passage to the terrorists as they crossed through Iran en route to carry out their attacks.

Furthermore, for the past five years, when it became too dangerous for al Qaeda inside Afghanistan, all the top brass of the group moved to Iran. Even now, the leadership of al Qaeda moves freely inside Iran, acting in consort with, and under the direction of, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Furthermore, while the world wonders what threat al Qaeda may pose in the future if it re-surges in Afghanistan, Iran’s current actions are setting the Middle East on fire.

As Jonathan Spyer wrote in the Wall Street Journal on August 16, “The Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan, while swift and dramatic, is neither the first nor the sole challenge to the U.S. and its allies taking place in and around the region. Iran is mounting another, no less significant push.”

Spyer then detailed several instances over the past few months of Iran pushing at the West: the unprovoked Iranian drone strike on the merchant vessel Mercer Street in the Gulf of Oman, which killed a British crewman and the Romanian captain; the launching of 20 rockets by Iran-backed Hezbollah into Israel (the first time this has happened since the second Lebanon war 15 years ago); the 20 strikes by Iran-backed militias on U.S. targets inside Iraq; an under-reported Iran-led offensive inside Syria, which is bringing its forces closer to attacking both Israel and Jordan.

Yet hardly any of this current Iranian push is reported on by the mainstream press. This is because the chief foreign-policy objective of the Biden administration is to reorient the Middle East in favor of the Iranian regime. In fact, the wall-to-wall coverage of Afghanistan will no doubt act to shield Iran’s continued rise to power, as well as distract from its race to obtain a nuclear weapon. Two weeks ago, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz declared that Iran is only 10 weeks away from obtaining the bomb.

In fact, it’s possible that the overwhelming coverage of Afghanistan right now could lead many to mistakenly look at Iran as a moderate nation. It’s not a stretch to imagine a scenario in the very near future where the Biden administration looks to partner with Iran at holding back the Taliban in Afghanistan. Taking it one step further, is it possible that the Biden administration announced it was leaving Afghanistan without any preconditions, knowing full well the Taliban would take over immediately, and thus provide added incentive to work together with the Iranians?

If this sounds familiar, it’s because the same thing happened inside Iraq at the end of the Obama administration. In 2011, then Caliph Barack Obama demanded that American forces leave Iraq against the advice of all the top military commanders. This led to the terrorist resurgence in the form of the Islamic State. The sadistic barbarism of the Islamic State shocked the world, which then justified the use of Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq to fight alongside the United States to defeat the Islamic State.

While it is unlikely that Iran will desire to take over Afghanistan as it has Iraq, it’s still highly likely that the Taliban takeover will act as a distraction, diverting attention away from Iran’s drive to control the Middle East. The fact is, right now Iran poses a more imminent and more powerful threat to the world than the Taliban could ever muster.

Instead of opining on the threat Taliban rule might pose for the world in the years to come, Iran’s current push for control of the Middle East, and its quest for obtaining nuclear weapons to fulfill its radical genocidal ambitions, demands that we not take our eyes off Iran. Without a doubt, Iran will emerge far stronger from the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

The shocking barbarity of the Islamic State consumed a lot of the world’s attention the past few years. In one sense that was understandable. But if people had viewed those events in Afghanistan, they could have seen that there was an even bigger danger that was being overlooked. And that danger is the rise of Iran!

The Islamic State was a distraction in 2014. Will the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan be the distraction in 2021? While America’s defeat in Afghanistan is an important fulfillment in its own right, we cannot allow the Taliban take over to make us overlook the bigger danger posed by Iran.

At the outset of the Afghan War, the Iranian head of the terrorist snake would emerge from American’s invasion “intact, and stronger than ever.” In the aftermath of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, don’t be distracted from the real danger in the Middle East.

Continue to watch as Iran grows stronger. It is Iran’s pushy foreign policy that will be the catalyst for major future events.

The Head of the Snake

Traitors for the Ages

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2021 by andelino

Over the last three decades, China has undergone an electrifying rags-to-riches ascent at America’s expense. Its stunning rise could never have occurred without the willing assistance of four U.S. presidents who sold-out their country’s workers and then stood by and clapped as China ate America’s lunch.

A friend of mine who has traveled China extensively described what the country was like 30 years ago. Its cities were sprawling, impoverished places with dirt roads and low-rise structures. With few automobiles in the country back then, the Chinese people got around mostly by bicycles and motor scooters. The country had only a few tall buildings and just two large airports, in Beijing, its capitol, and Shanghai, its financial center. China had no modern highways, bridges or high-speed rails, and the only trains that traversed the country were pulled by antiquated steam engines.

Fast forward. To see how dramatically things have changed in Wuhan, please watch this 40-sec. clip of the Chinese city where COVID-19 originated.

The Wuhan of today bears no resemblance to the backward, desperately poor place it was just three decades ago, and the same is true of cities throughout the country.

Over the last 30 years, China has undergone a stupendous, caterpillar-to-butterfly transformation that has created some of the world’s most eye-popping roadways, bridges and architecture. Now within sight of overtaking the U.S. as the world’s dominate economy, China has also built a massively lethal military that poses a serious threat America’s long-standing combat superiority, as reported by the Washington Times, China’s military is forcing the Pentagon to confront the end of U.S. battlefield dominance.

From where did the money come that funded China’s dramatic makeover from a Third World backwater to an economic and military superpower? Trillions of dollars used to finance its spectacular ascendancy was willingly handed over by its greatest enabler: the United States of America.

Since the late 1980s, China was allowed to extract trillions of dollars from the U.S. economy in the form of massive trade surpluses. As a result, the communist nation now has glistening cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan, while America is saddled with fading cities like Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta, once-thriving metropolises now marred by urban blight, inner city slums, rampant crime, sorry schools, generational poverty and other canaries in the coal mine of a nation in steep decline.

And to rub salt in America’s self-inflicted wounds, Chinese nationals who were allowed to attend our top research universities and work at our most sensitive high-tech companies stole America blind, surreptitiously sending many of our nation’s most vital technological and national defense secrets to the communist adversary hell-bent on chopping America off at its knees.

During the presidencies of George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, China was allowed to rip America a new one in what will go down as the most lopsided trade and stolen technology bludgeoning in the history of nations. 

But don’t blame China for the trade imbalances. Its leaders were just doing what a nation’s leaders are expected to do: negotiate the best deal they can get. If the country on the other side of the table is willing to absorb an epic thrashing in the process, so much the better. And the voluntary thrashing America took lasted 28 consecutive years, from 1989 to 2017, a period when much of America’s manufacturing base was allowed to sell-out its workers by Offshoring production to China and other low-wage nations.

With America’s worn-out infrastructure badly in need of replacement, our political class instead ran up crushing debt and deficits, squandering trillions of dollars stolen from future generations on endless foreign wars and failed social programs. 

Meanwhile, China was using its trade-surplus windfall and stolen technology bonanza to build some of the world’s most impressive cities and a fearsome military. 

When President Trump took office in 2017, the U.S. began a strategic shift in its approach to China.  Unless its relationship with the communist superpower is redefined, America’s days in the sun will be over, and the 21st century will be known as the “Chinese Century.”

Below are nine videos you do not want to miss. Each is a visual reminder that China’s stunning rise at America’s expense could never have occurred without assistance from the four U.S. presidents who stood by and clapped as the communist nation ate America’s lunch. Viewing the videos will take a while, but doing so will help you see with your own eyes that while America was inching along on its hands and knees, a house of cards propped up by ruinous debt and deficits, China was making the most impressive great leap forward the world has ever seen.

Click here to see China’s stunning road network. In 1988, China had no modern highways; today, its world class road network extends an astounding 84,000 miles, the longest and most impressive road system in the world.

Click here to see China’s magnificent Beipanjiang Bridge, the highest bridge in the world. Of the world’s ten tallest bridges, eight are in China, zero in America.

Click here to see China’s incomparable Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the longest ocean crossing bridge in the world. Designed to last 120 years, the $15 billion bridge-tunnel structure is a testament to China’s engineering might.

Click here to see China’s jaw-dropping 9-tower “horizontal skyscraper” in Chongqing. Known as “The Crystal,” the complex’s horizontal sky bridge straddles four 60-story skyscrapers, 820 feet in the air. Built at a cost of $3.6 billion, the mixed use mega structure has a shopping mall with 450 stores. Is there anything like this in America? Of the world’s 25 tallest skyscrapers, 14 are in China, only two in the U.S.

Click here to see a dynamic chart of China’s meteoric ascendancy to the world’s No. 2 economy. What this 3-min. video shows will blow your mind.

Click here to see China’s stupendous Beijing Daxing International Airport. The world’s largest airport, Daxing can handle up to 250 takeoffs and landings per hour. By comparison, America’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, accommodates just 100 total movements per hour. Business Insider’s 2018 list of the 14 most beautiful airports in the world includes three in China, zero in the U.S. 

Click here to see how the U.S. auto industry was allowed to sell-out its workers by Offshoring jobs to China and other countries with dirt-cheap labor, a betrayal that propelled Trump to the presidency in 2016.

Click here to see China’s most powerful weapons, including nuclear-armed ICBM’s that can reach the U.S. in 30 minutes. Three decades ago, China’s military was primarily land-based; today, it boasts a 2-million-man army, the world’s largest blue-water navy, the world’s third largest air force and advanced cyber and anti-satellite weaponry that could be the deciding factor in a war against America. 

Click here to see Chinese female soldiers on dress parade, as impressive display of military precision as you’ll likely ever see.

Finally, my friend believes America’s best days are behind it. Having done business throughout China for many years, he observed that Chinese workers are intensely proud of their country, eagerly working as tirelessly as a colony of ants toward a common goal of national unity and ascendancy.

America once was blessed with widespread patriotism, but over the last half-century has been polarized into two camps with diametrically opposite objectives. One side believes America should continue as a two-party constitutional democracy, the other wants that system scrapped in favor of single-party socialist rule.

With our country more bitterly divided than at any time since the Civil War, half of America will continue working at cross purposes with the other half. A country at irreconcilable odds with itself is not a recipe for national ascendancy; it’s a recipe for national decline.

The winner? China.

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