U.S. fumbles Iranian weapons shipment

Reports have surfaced indicating that during the ongoing negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear program, they received multiple shipments of advanced missile components and technology from North Korea.

This would be in direct violation of existing U.N. sanctions.

However, that’s not the worst of it.  The reports also indicate that the U.S. not only was aware of the shipments, but apparently took action to keep the U.N. from finding out about them.

According to one report, “U.S. President Obama was given details during his daily intelligence briefing … but the information was hidden from the UN by the White House so it would not take action on the sanctions violations.”

Reports such as this suggest that protecting the security of the United States is nowhere to be found on President Obama’s list of daily activities.

For years Iran has referred to the U.S. as the “Great Satan.”  While celebrating “Army Day,” there were trucks carrying banners, and shouts from huge crowds, that included “death to Israel, death to America.”

Iran is the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism.  The Iranians’ agenda is to export their fundamentalist Islamic revolution throughout the Middle East, and the rest of the globe.  Their actions, whether covert, diplomatic, military, or economic, are all designed to counter American interests.

Yet, in spite of Iran’s constant vilification, the Obama administration has reacted by backing away from sanctions and releasing huge amounts of frozen Iranian assets.  Some reports suggest that as much as $2.5 billion has been released.

As for the reports about North Korean shipments to Iran, which are a direct violation of U.N. sanctions, this is not a matter that should be ignored.  If said reports are true, the U.S. has in essence become the wingman for Iran.  In other words, the U.S. acted to protect Iran’s best interest.

This is precisely the opposite of the primary duty of someone in the position of president.  Not only has Mr. Obama abrogated his duty as commander in chief, but he has acted in a manner that requires public outcry.

Dan Calic is a writer, history student, and speaker.  See additional articles on his Facebook page.

Reports have surfaced indicating that during the ongoing negotiations with Iran regarding their nuclear program, they received multiple shipments of advanced missile components and technology from North Korea.

This would be in direct violation of existing U.N. sanctions.

However, that’s not the worst of it.  The reports also indicate that the U.S. not only was aware of the shipments, but apparently took action to keep the U.N. from finding out about them.

According to one report, “U.S. President Obama was given details during his daily intelligence briefing … but the information was hidden from the UN by the White House so it would not take action on the sanctions violations.”

Reports such as this suggest that protecting the security of the United States is nowhere to be found on President Obama’s list of daily activities.

For years Iran has referred to the U.S. as the “Great Satan.”  While celebrating “Army Day,” there were trucks carrying banners, and shouts from huge crowds, that included “death to Israel, death to America.”

Iran is the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism.  The Iranians’ agenda is to export their fundamentalist Islamic revolution throughout the Middle East, and the rest of the globe.  Their actions, whether covert, diplomatic, military, or economic, are all designed to counter American interests.

Yet, in spite of Iran’s constant vilification, the Obama administration has reacted by backing away from sanctions and releasing huge amounts of frozen Iranian assets.  Some reports suggest that as much as $2.5 billion has been released.

As for the reports about North Korean shipments to Iran, which are a direct violation of U.N. sanctions, this is not a matter that should be ignored.  If said reports are true, the U.S. has in essence become the wingman for Iran.  In other words, the U.S. acted to protect Iran’s best interest.

This is precisely the opposite of the primary duty of someone in the position of president.  Not only has Mr. Obama abrogated his duty as commander in chief, but he has acted in a manner that requires public outcry.

Dan Calic is a writer, history student, and speaker.  See additional articles on his Facebook page.