By Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin via Facebook
#Iranian #sanctions will soon be lifted, maybe within a few days, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. Although the #Obama administration indicated earlier that they would impose new sanctions because of the tests, they have changed their minds and will now go forward with lifting them.
This is incredible for several reasons:
1. #Iran tested two #ballisticmissiles recently, which the US considers a violation of the terms of the agreement. Iran claims that missile tests were not part of the #Irandeal. So it seems that this deal is not at all clear and therefore, the sanctions should not be lifted, giving the Iranians billions of dollars.
2. The Iranians have never signed the deal. Yea, that’s right, they have never signed it but the US is moving ahead rapidly with our good friends and reliable allies, the Iranian #mullahs of the Supreme Council in Iran. Truth is stranger than fiction and here is a very bizarre truth.
3. It is very likely that Iran was present for the last #nuclear test in #NorthKorea. More reports are coming out about this and it appears to be credible. There is a history of this, meaning that a major part of the Iranian nuclear program is actually being conducted in North Korea. Again the Iranians are just making the US look like total fools.
4. #Congress will vote on a bill next week regarding imposing new sanctions but it has no chance of getting past the #POTUS.
I know that some of you are asking yourselves why the president would be so determined to let Iran have a nuke? It is hard to understand and I cannot answer the question. It is about as logical as apologizing all over the world for #America. I don’t understand that either, except to say that he and his advisors have a visceral contempt for this nation that is just not explainable to Americans who are proud of this nation.
Whether you believe in prayer or not, could I suggest that this is a great time to pray for America and #Israel. Frankly, it is the only real hope that we have.
God bless America.
About LtGen (Ret) Jerry Boykin
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin serves as Family Research Council’s Executive Vice President.
He was one of the original members of the US Army’s Delta Force. He was privileged to ultimately command these elite warriors in combat operations. Later, Jerry Boykin commanded all the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School.
In all, Lt. Gen. Boykin spent 36 years in the army, serving his last four years as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He is an ordained minister with a passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become warriors in God’s Kingdom.
Jerry and his wife Ashley enjoy spending time with their five children and growing number of grandchildren.
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