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No Price Too High For Obama Nobel Prize Legacy

Dick Baynton
Dick Baynton

It is curious why John Kerry and President Obama are going to such great lengths to cobble together a nuclear understanding with Iran; a nation that is committed to extinguishing the nation-state of Israel.

In a speech in Tehran on June 12, 2014, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei referred to Israel as a ‘rabid dog’ as reported by Reuters. In a February 2015 speech in Tehran, the Supreme Leader confirmed Iran’s hatred of ‘western’ values by saying “of course, yes, death to America, because America is the original source of the pressure” after the obsequious crowd started chanting, “Death to America.”

History records that Haj Amin al-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in a March 1, 1944 radio broadcast from exile in Berlin announced, ”Arabs! Rise as one and fight for your sacred rights. Kill the Jews wherever you find them.”  Some groups currently anxious to kill Jews and Christians include Abu Nidal, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestine Liberation Front, al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthis, and the Taliban.

Notwithstanding our President announced that a framework agreement had been settled. But here’s what Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s 75-year-old Supreme Leader said recently, “The whole problem comes now that the details should be discussed, because the other side is stubborn, difficult to deal with, breaks promises and is a backstabber.”

While the Obama faithful have had little to say about the Iran deal, former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz have had this to say, ”Negotiations to prevent an Iranian capability to develop a nuclear arsenal are ending with an agreement that concedes this very capability.”

In addition to pressing for a nuclear limitations deal with Iran, President Obama is turning his attention to Communist Cuba and will probably remove their name from the terror list that includes Iran, Sudan and Syria.

Two to three thousand expatriates from the US live in Cuba along with a few fugitives including people like William Lee Brent who hijacked an airliner from Oakland, CA to Havana in 1969 and Joanne Chesimard, the Black Liberation Army member convicted of killing a NJ State Trooper in 1973.

Arriving in Panama City this past week for the Seventh Summit of the Americas, Mr. Obama met with Raul Castro, his keeper’s brother.  As a goal of reconciliation with the Cuban Communist regime, the promised diplomatic recognition includes a consulate in Havana and perhaps even economic assistance.

Raul, probably under orders from brother Fidel has insisted on the return of Guantanamo. The 1,280 political detentions in Cuba during the first quarter of 2015 probably weren’t discussed.

Mr. Obama’s Berlin speech on October 24, 2008 was both apologetic and hopeful regarding prospects for peace and how we all had to work together to achieve it. Mr. Obama walked across the stage in Oslo in December 2009 to receive the Nobel Peace Prize after amplifying his ‘hope and change’ theme to the cheering Europeans. That speech, along with all the other speeches of apology had great appeal for the Nobel committee.

President Obama returned to Berlin for another rousing speech, but this time the crowd had shrunk from the 200,000 that applauded the dreams of candidate Obama in 2008 to a modest 4,500 representing the reality of 2013. The Germans (and the world) had great expectations in 2008; the skeptics of 2013 may have had great lamentations.

Apparently the Norwegian Nobel Committee staff evaluates speeches and actions accumulated over time and sits down and votes on which leading world figures will receive the recognition of winning awards. Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel Peace Prize while in office and President Jimmy Carter won it in 2002, more than 20 years after leaving office.

Mr. Obama clearly hopes to be the first President that wins two Nobel Peace Prizes as the legacy of all legacies; and a grand slam for the Nobel selection committee. And to achieve that goal, we are dealing almost unconditionally with two of the world’s greatest abettors of cultural, political and religious death and destruction.

Our leaders used to rattle the cages of world leaders, now U.S. leaders get rattled by the cages of world leaders.

– Dick Baynton

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