Yesterday (Oct. 6, 2004) the French carmaker
Renault unveiled plans to build its new budget car, the Dacia Logan, in Iran. (2)
On the same day Rafsanjani, the ex-President of Islamic Republic and the
leading candidate in upcoming presidency elections of the Mullahdom, announced that “Iran's missiles can now hit
and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rowhani said “Iran will
not cede to international demands that it suspend all activities related
to the enrichment of uranium and the country is prepared for both
confrontation or negotiations”. In fact on October 5th,
’s hardliner dominated parliament began pushing for resumption of
uranium enrichment. (4)
And in the middle of all this a German trader is suspected of selling
nuclear secrets to Iran.
Whether the Europeans are asleep
or pretend to be asleep is unclear. But the fact is that America
cannot fall asleep in this crucial time when history is in the making and
the destiny of Mankind is at stake.
It seems that Senator Kerry is
trying to adopt a more European approach vis-à-vis Islamic Terrorism. And
like the Europeans, he seems also to want to win the favor of the
rogue countries that support and even promote terrorism by appeasing them.
In a bid to “bribe” the Mullahs and perhaps to improve the
relations between the two countries Sen. Kerry suggested supplying the
Islamic state with nuclear fuel for power reactors if Tehran
agrees to give up its own fuel-making capability. The offer was of course
But this makes it clear that Sen. Kerry desires to "reach out"
and tie the broken knots
with the Islamic Republic, which means more power to Islamic Terrorism
Sen. Kerry wants
to please everybody. But we had another appeaser during 1930s in England. His name was Chamberlain and his
policies of appeasement allowed Hitler to gain strength. Shouldn't we
learn our lessons from history? Today Islam is more danger to the
world than Nazism was 70 years ago. I don't think "reaching out
to Muslims" is a right policy. I think we should stand tough against
Islam and its terrorism. Muslims interpret "reaching out" as the
sign of weakness and this encourages them to continue with their quest to
conquer the world.
The truth is that
Iran's missile program poses a serious threat to not just Europe but the
entire Middle East and US interests, which is compounded significantly by
Iran’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons. (7)
Senator Kerry plans to fight
terrorism defensively. The problem is that no amount of defensive measures
can eliminate the risk of being hit again. President Bush favors
preemptive war, or in other words he wants to fight this war in the
backyard of those who started it,
instead of fighting it in the cities of the
United States. Whether he will succeed or not remains to be seen. But the fact is that
no war has ever been won by fighting defensively. So, although there is no
guarantee that the President’s plan will succeed, the failure of Sen.
Kerry’s plan in fighting terrorism defensively is foregone.
As one friend put it, "you
cannot just sit with a swatter waiting to hit the mosquitoes that come
into your house. You have to drain the swamp where the mosquitoes
The real battle against Islamic Terror is the ideological battle and this
is not even being fought yet. To destroy Islamic Terrorism we must destroy
the ideology behind it. Neither one of the candidates addressed this
crucial point. Although the President mentioned once “the ideology” of
the terrorists, he fell short of saying what he intends to do about it.
There is a saying, "Tell me who is your friend and I will tell you
who you are". One interesting way to learn which side each of the two
candidates stand is to look at their friends and see who supports them.
Yesterday, the Arab-American
Political Action Committee in Dearborn
announced their endorsement for the Sen. John Kerry-Sen. John Edwards
ticket in the 2004 presidential election.
"We believe Senator Kerry
will make America
stronger, safer and more respected throughout the world," said AAPAC
president Abed Hammoud in a written statement. (8)
Since when, the Arabs became so
interested in the strength and safety of America? Last I remember, they were dancing in the streets after
watching 3000 Americans die in 9/11.
But that is not all. Among Sen. Kerry's top fundraisers are three Iranian-Americans who have been
pushing for dramatic changes in U.S.
policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Most prominent among them is
Hassan Nemazee, 54, an investment banker based in New York. Nominated to become
by President Bill Clinton in 1999, Nemazee eventually withdrew his
nomination after a former partner raised allegations of business
Nemazee was a major Clinton
donor, giving $80,000 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during
the 1996 election cycle and attending at least one of the famous White
House fund-raising coffees.
In 2001, at the invitation of
Mobil Oil Chairman Lucio Noto, whom he counts as a "personal
friend," Nemazee joined the board of the American-Iranian Council (AIC),
a U.S. lobbying group that consistently has supported lifting U.S.
sanctions on Iran and accommodating the Tehran regime. Nemazee told
Timmerman of Insight magazine he "now regrets" having joined the AIC board and
resigned his position after 12 months when he was vilified by Iranian
exile groups. (9)
Another Iranian fundraiser in Sen.
Kerry’s campaign is Susan Akbarpour who was a journalist in
Iran, where she was close to Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former president
Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, the man who said in a nuclear confrontation Israel
will be totally destroyed while Muslims will only suffer casualties. She
made programs attacking the Iranian dissidents abroad and their anti
In an Interview with Kenneth
Timmerman Akbarpour boasted:
"I am an actor in
politics. I am a fund-raiser for all candidates who listen to us and our
My congratulations to Americans for
having an actress from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the same country that
called America the "Great Satan" and took their embassy workers as hostage
for 444 days, that masterminded the bombing of Israeli consulate in
Argentine and killed 241 U.S. Marines in a terrorist attack near Beirut
airport in 1983, now starring in their political theater! This must be nominated
for the most hilarious show award.
Akbarpour is not even a
citizen. She came to America in 1997 as a tourist and remained as an illegal immigrant until last year when she married to another
Islamist Iranian-American and now she is a green card holder and an "actor in
One thing we can be sure of is
that the Islamists are no friends of America. They certainly have no desire to see
become strong or safe. They are the enemies of
America. It seems that the enemies of
have chosen their candidate. Now we have to wait and see who the American
voters will choose as their next president.