The Clinton-Obama Iran deal and the earlier Clinton and Bush North Korea deals might become remembered as the most dangerous and deadly deals in history.
While Neville Chamberlain’s Munich Pact helped Hitler conquer Europe, and other appeasement deals had tragic costs in lives and freedom, deals with Iran and North Korea are especially fraught with catastrophe because they are the two regimes most likely to cheat on the agreements and the most likely to actually start nuclear wars.
Both regimes would also be the most likely of all nuclear nations to sell nuclear weapons to terrorist groups and other unstable regimes. Imagine ISIS or al Qaeda with a nuke.
The electric grids in the U.S. and Europe are vulnerable to electromagnetic pulse attacks, whereby just one or two nuclear weapons could kill an estimated 90% of Americans or Europeans within a year from lack of food, clean water, sanitation and heating.
North Korea’s recent launch of a military satellite is a clear warning that they could land a nuclear weapon anywhere on Earth, and even more easily, explode an EMP warhead over the U.S. and Europe. Defense analyst Peter Pry writes that North Korea’s successful orbit of a satellite demonstrates its ability “to make an EMP attack against the United States—right now.”
Yet Hillary Clinton started the deal with the devil in Iran, and Bill Clinton started the very similar deals with North Korea which paved the way and financed their successful nuclear and ICBM development programs.
If elected president, Hillary Clinton wants to make North Korea like Iran by duplicating the Clinton-Obama Iran deal. The result is predictable: North Korea would become a far more dangerous nuclear power.
How? Same sucker game, only the suckers are the American people.
Step one: Support good and serious sanctions. But not to cripple their war machine and nuclear development; the idea is only to bring them to the negotiating table. Then comes the appeasement move.
Step two: The Iran deal offered every possible concession at the start of the deal, with no rewards for compliance or effective penalties for violations. Remove all sanctions. Self-certification allows Iran to violate the treaty with impunity while presenting phony evidence to the contrary. Sort of like accepting Hillary Clinton’s defense that the only emails she deleted were about yoga and her granddaughter.
President Obama gave Iran over $150 billion–enough to finance in today’s dollars the entire Manhattan Project and the entire MX missile program, leaving enough billions in the bank for terrorism and conventional weapons. This was the signing bonus, not the reward ten years later for strict and verifiable compliance. The U.S. has zero leverage on violations.
According to Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton and Jake Sullivan, the head of the Clinton campaign’s foreign policy team, initiated secret negotiations with Iran. Sullivan told an audience in May at the Asia Society in New York, “that Clinton is planning a similar strategy to deal with North Korea’s nuclear program.”
Sullivan stated that “this is a paramount security challenge of the United States. It will have to be right at the top of the agenda for the next president to deal with. It’s hard for me to underscore how important it is that we place urgency behind this.”
The only way to get North Korea to negotiate in good faith about its nuclear program will be to drastically increase pressure on the already heavily sanctioned regime. The international sanctions imposed on Iran before negotiations provide a rough model.”
This is a ridiculous premise! North Korea cannot negotiate in good faith. The dictatorship forces their people to eat rats for survival so the regime’s foreign earnings from weapons, counterfeiting, drug smuggling and slave labor can all be used for their military.
Diplomacy unsupported by military strength and which trusts evil tyrants always fails. They lull us to sleep believing in the Kumbaya fantasy that deadly snakes can be tamed as cuddly pets for your children. Al Wilson understood human nature better than Hillary Clinton with his hit song, “The Snake.”
Further, Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy “successes” and “judgement” brought disaster and death in Benghazi and across the betrayed Arab Spring nations. Her infamous “reset button” encouraged Russia to invade Ukraine. Her deals with North Korea and Iran could directly lead to a horrific EMP attack on the U.S. by North Korea and/or Iran. She offered only rhetorical resistence to China’s aggressions in the South China Sea. What’s her responses after all these failed deals? Do it again. With North Korea that means to make them a far more deadly threat to civilization.
As I wrote at WND, the Iran deal was treason against the United States, as per the Constitution.
A similar deal with North Korea would be equally treasonous, and must be blocked by Congress.
Art Harman was the Legislative Director for Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) in the 113th Congress and is a veteran policy analyst and grass-roots political expert. His expertise includes foreign relations, border security/amnesty, national security, and NASA/space policy; and he is a frequent guest on radio shows on key policy issues.