The warped reaction to the Fakhrizadeh assassination

Startling evidence that members of the former Obama administration simply inhabit a parallel universe over Iran has been revealed in their reaction to the assassination last Friday of the mastermind of the Iranian nuclear weapons programme, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh…

All this tells the regime that Israel and its allies can pick off its members at will. All this in turn significantly weakens the regime in the eyes of the Iranian public and thus further loosens its hold on power. 

This should cheer any decent, thinking person. The Iranian regime is driven by the aim of wiping Israel off the face of the earth and defeating America and the west, against whom it declared war when it came to power in 1979 and has accordingly waged such a war ever since.

The regime is dominated by religious fanatics who believe that the Shia messiah, the Twelfth Imam, will return to earth during an apocalypse which they are happy to engineer.

The prospect of such a regime obtaining nuclear weapons is therefore beyond chilling. The 2015 Iran nuclear deal, brokered by former president Barack Obama, would have merely delayed Iran’s nuclear weapons programme by a few years while funnelling billions of western dollars into the regime allowing it to escalate its appalling activities — a deal which the presumptive president-elect, Joe Biden, and the team he is assembling have declared they wish to revive.

And now look at the reaction to Fakhrizadeh’s assassination by Obama’s cheerleaders for that 2015 deal. John Brenner, the former CIA head, tweeted: 

“This was a criminal act & highly reckless. Such an act of state-sponsored terrorism would be a flagrant violation of international law & encourage more governments to carry out lethal attacks against foreign officials.”

Oh? So was the assassination of Osama bin Laden under the Obama administration similarly to be condemned?

Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security advisor for strategic communications — who according to the New York Times promoted a misleading timeline among journalists about the Iran negotiations and created an “echo chamber” of reporters to sway public opinion — said: 

“This is an outrageous action aimed at undermining diplomacy between an incoming US administration and Iran. It’s time for this ceaseless escalation to stop.”

Ben Friedman, a defence specialist at George Washington University, said the killing was “an act of sabotage against U.S. diplomacy and interests and would likely help Iranian hardliners who want nuclear weapons.”

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