Apparently we have learned NOTHING from our aid to the so-called Syrian rebels. Part of these “rebels” are now ISIS and part have been kidnapping and selling infidels to ISIS…who in 3 cases (so far), beheaded their “purchase”.
Additionally, one of the “rebels” in several photos with Sen. McCain, is now ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. This is the man who said to Army Col. Kenneth King, as Abu Bakr was released from Camp Bucca: “I’ll see you guys in New York.” He was thought to be a low-profile prisoner.
So, innocent Christians in Syria/Iraq, as well as several other minorities have been slaughtered with our help…because our leadership lacks wisdom and is leading from behind (ostensibly from behind a jackass).
Some things never change…as Proverbs 26:11 states, “As a dog returns to his vomit, so fools return to their folly.”
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Just a couple of weeks ago, the State Dept. stated, “…we’re open to conversations with them [Iran]. We’ve already had a few on the sidelines on the nuclear negotiations we had the last few months in Vienna, where we talked to them about Iraq. Because they know ISIL poses a threat to them as well.”
In early September, BBC (Persian) reported that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered coordination of military operations against ISIS. This was a surprising about-face for Iran, which has traditionally opposed America’s involvement in the region.
But, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf repeatedly denied U.S. officials were working with Iran in a military/intelligence capacity; she did say that the U.S. was open to “engaging Iranians,” but she failed to specify what that meant. (That’s right, they were just confirming they had enough players for next week’s Mah-Jongg madness cruise.)
Okee dokee…let’s remember a few “minor” issues about Iran:
–Iranian President Hassan Rohani is quite “in” with the Mullahs, as a friend of my radio show Reza Kahlili has confirmed: Rohani is as hard-lined as Ahmadinejad…but with a softer shell.
–Iran considers America to be “The Great Satan”.
–Iran remains a State Sponsor of Terrorism.
–One of Iran’s favorite cheers in the streets of Tehran: “Death to America!”
–Iran created Hezbollah, which was responsible for killing 241 Marines (as they slept) in 1983, when they were in Beirut, Lebanon as peacekeepers.
Now, just with those few trinkets above, is it wise to become cozy…even for more than a second…with these crazed clerics?
Perhaps, in a case where the enemy of my enemy is not an Islamic zealot who calls for my death. But, since the enemy of my enemy is CLEARLY my enemy: I’m thinking a big fat hairy NO!
Shalom through strength…
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