When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans…
In reality, some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. Three allegedly were part of an illegal procurement network supplying Iran with U.S.-made microelectronics with applications in surface-to-air and cruise missiles like the kind Tehran test-fired recently, prompting a still-escalating exchange of threats with the Trump administration. Another was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiring to supply Iran with satellite technology and hardware. As part of the deal, U.S. officials even dropped their demand for $10 million that a jury said the aerospace engineer illegally received from Tehran…
The biggest fish, though, was Seyed Abolfazl Shahab Jamili, who had been charged with being part of a conspiracy that from 2005 to 2012 procured thousands of parts with nuclear applications for Iran via China. That included hundreds of U.S.-made sensors for the uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran whose progress had prompted the nuclear deal talks in the first place.
If, like me, you despise Zionism, its demonization of Shia Islam and co-option of Sunni Islam to its evil ends, then Obama remained loyal in his opposition to the Zionist global threat of war and destruction.
Sufism continued to remain a crucial part of daily Islamic life until the twentieth century, when its historical influence upon Islamic civilization began to be undermined by modernism as well as be combated by the rise of Salafism and Wahhabism.
The rise of Zionism is directly responsible for the radicalization of Sunni Islam. Sure, the Ayatollahs are no fun, but neither are they reason to be permanent enemies of the hysterically paranoid Zionists.
And they are certainly no reason for a nation of ignorant and fearful Christofascists to be useful idiots in the traitorous policy of a foreign government over their own.
Rather than demonize Islam for its radicals, as the Zionists want, we should instead try and understand the terrible things Zionists have done and continue to do to Islamists, with our help and more often than not on their behalf.
With Trump’s recent betrayal of campaign pledges to be a peace-loving Nationalist, Obama’s compassion toward Iranians appears even more defiant. While Obama does not leave a peaceful legacy, his treatment of Netanyahu and the Iranians give a resounding middle finger to the Zionists, the enemy of those who love peace and freedom.
Trump’s Zionism will be problematic in his relations with China. In a world recoiling from deflation caused by neoliberal globalism, Trump finds himself on the wrong side of history. His legacy as a one term president, if that, is assured.
Obama will exit stage left with his dignity, may proudly return to services of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and proclaim, “God damn, America,” with righteous conviction.