Obama’s agreement with Iran is one which endangers the entire Western World.
The prospect of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons is a scary endeavor. The government of Iran has long been the largest state-sponsor of funding to terrorists – and that continues until today. As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice noted, "Iran has been the country that has been in many ways a kind of central banker for terrorism in important regions like Lebanon through Hezbollah in the Middle East, in the Palestinian Territories..” and more.
For those who say there is no other option, it is worth reviewing the words of a great Jewish leader, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the ideological leader of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party. In 1928, Jabotinsky noted,
"Where it is a question of war you do not stand and ask questions as to what is 'better,' whether to shoot or not to shoot. The only permissible question in such circumstances is on the contrary 'what is worse' to let yourself be killed or enslaved without any resistance or to undertake resistance with all its horrible questions. For there is no 'better' at all. Everything connected with war is bad, and cannot be 'good.' When you shoot at enemy soldiers do not lie to yourself or persuade yourself that you are shooting at 'guilty' ones. If you start calculating with what is 'better' the calculation is very simple; if you want to be good let yourself be killed and renounce everything you would like to defend: home, country, freedom, hope.”
He continued, in a legendary essay “Ethics of the Iron Wall,” to note that,
“Human society is based on reciprocity. If you remove reciprocity, justice becomes a lie. A person walking somewhere on a street has the right to live only because and only to the extent that he acknowledges my right to live. But, if he wishes to kill me, to my mind he forfeits his right to exist – and this also applies to nations. Otherwise, the world would become a racing area for vicious predators, where not only the weakest would be devoured, but the best.”
Today, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rightfully noted “As a result of this deal, there will be more terrorism, there will be more attacks, and more people will die.”
As Netanyahu said today, it is “utterly false” that there is no alternative other than war for reining in Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions. Echoing Jabotinsky, Netanyahu said, “I don’t oppose this deal because I want war, I oppose this deal because I want to prevent war, and this deal will bring war.”
This deal paves the country’s path to a bomb. Terrorism cannot be appeased or managed. It must be fought and defeated.
Ronn Torossian is an entrepreneur and author.