Daniel Greenfield always has things in perspective. First and foremost, a president who thinks of ‘America First’ is a Godsend. Secondly, President Trump is not supposed to be ‘Presidential’ as such; he just dispelled that image. Thirdly, to be truly Presidential, a President must act like he governs the most powerful nation in the world, and yesterday, Mr. Trump did just that. Personally, I haven’t been so proud of a President since Ronald Wilson Reagan spoke into the microphone in Berlin that fateful day and declared, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
President Trump nailed it and it is an action that will be discussed for a long, long time. May God continue to bless President Trump and keep him safe, while doing the same for Mr. Netanyahu and the Israeli heroes who pulled off an incredible mission of their own. Many of us are still stunned with the timing, audacity, and skill of the Israeli intelligence team that went into Iran and came out with an amazing amount of incontrovertible evidence that forever indicts both the Iranians and the traitors who enabled them. Another example of the divine hand of Providence in that as well.
This is truly an historic moment in American history and as usual, the erudite Daniel Greenfield of FrontPageMag captured it brilliantly. As in his opener…
Jimmy Carter began the first Iranian hostage crisis and Reagan ended it. Obama began America’s second Iranian hostage crisis.
President Trump just ended it.
On January 12, 2016, Iran’s IRGC terror force seized 2 US Navy vessels, extracted classified information from their crews at gunpoint, broadcast images of American sailors on their knees and forced an officer to read an apology. A day later, the Islamic terror state released its American hostages.
Three days later, Implementation Day lifted sanctions on Iran. By next month, Iran was claiming that it had received over $100 billion in sanctions relief.
It was not the last ransom payment linked to the nuclear deal.
On January 17, Obama illegally airlifted $400 million in foreign currency on unmarked cargo planes to the IRGC as a down payment on a $1.7 billion ransom for four American hostages being held in Iran.
Since then, Iran has taken more American hostages.
President Trump made it clear that there will be no more dirty deals and payoffs. “America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail.”
The hostage he set free was American foreign policy. Obama didn’t ship $1.7 billion to Iran because he cared about the four American prisoners or the Navy sailors. They were just icing on the yellowcake. Iran wasn’t able to dictate to the White House because it was holding American prisoners as hostages, but because it had imprisoned Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and was holding his beloved legacy hostage.
Obama allowed Iran to take over Syria, Iraq and Yemen to protect the nuke scam. He let the terrorists of the IRGC, which he had protected from sanctions in the Senate, humiliate our sailors while one of his minions, John Kirby, currently working as a CNN analyst where he’s doing his part in the echo chamber to defend the deal, claimed that our Naval personnel weren’t protected by the Geneva Convention.
(And that’s from an administration which believed that the Geneva Convention protects terrorists.)
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President Trump laid it all out by calling it a bad deal. Very important because he’s saying any American can see the terms are the worst for America. The Obama/Clinton types on the other hand, hide behind their pseudoacademics and career bureaucrats to tell us that what we see is not what we get.
Closeout from prime commenter with the handle ‘truebearing’: “One of the most fascinating things about Trump is that he will at times hurt himself with questionable personal choices, but when other people’s lives are on the line, or the country he has been entrusted to protect is threatened, he shows great moral clarity and courage. Trump doesn’t flinch. He does his duty, and we love him for it. The left hasn’t eroded that respect and love one bit.”
“I especially liked this quote from Trump and then Daniel’s following, ever-so subtle differentiation on allies: “The United States no longer makes empty threats. When I make promises, I keep them,” Trump said. North Korea got the message. Iran got it. And the Europeans got it. So did our allies.”[end]
Daniel Greenfield – Perfect !!!
So did our allies, indeed. And foremost among them is Israel, without whom Trump’s decision would have been far more difficult and the aftermath a free-for-all of lies, propaganda, and hysteria from the UN to the Never-Trumpers to the traitor class to the media. Trump’s decision was ushered in by the miraculous success of Israeli intelligence. This is how allies are supposed to act.
And much to Obama and Kerry’s chagrin, Bibi Netanyahu gets the last laugh.
Semper Fi President Trump – MAGA!