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I love listening to the Leader of the Free World

I love listening to the Leader of the Free World

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Scott Johnson at Power Line has some of the key excerpts exposing the history of Iran’s new “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani is anything but moderate, he was a key player in numerous terrorist attacks and the building of Iran’s nuclear program. Excerpts (and additional videos) after the video.

But I’ll start with the ending lines:

In our time, the biblical prophecies have been realized:

As the prophet Amos said:

They shall rebuild ruined cities and inhabit them,
They shall plant vineyards and drink their wine,
They shall till gardens and eat their fruit.
And I will plant them upon their soil, never to be uprooted again.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The people of Israel have come home, never to be uprooted again.

I feel deeply honored and privileged to stand here before you today representing the citizens of the State of Israel.

We are an ancient people. We date back nearly 4,000 years to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We have journeyed through time, we’ve overcome the greatest of adversities, And we reestablished our sovereign state in our ancestral homeland, the Land of Israel….

Well, Rouhani headed Iran’s Supreme National Security Council from 1989 through 2003. During that time, Iran’s henchmen gunned down opposition leaders in a Berlin restaurant. They murdered 85 people at the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires. They killed 19 American soldiers by blowing up the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.

Are we to believe that Rouhani, the National Security Advisor of Iran at the time, knew nothing about these attacks?

Of course he did.

Just as 30 years ago, Iran’s security chiefs knew about the bombings in Beirut that killed 241 American Marines and 58 French Paratroopers.

Rouhani was also Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator between 2003 and 2005. He masterminded the strategy which enabled Iran to advance its nuclear weapons program behind a smokescreen of diplomatic engagement and very soothing rhetoric. Now I know Rouhani does not sound like Ahmadinejad. But when it comes to Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf’s clothing and Rouhani is a wolf in sheep’s clothing – a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.

Like everyone else, I wish we could believe Rouhani’s words. But we must focus on Iran’s actions.

And it’s the brazen contrast, this extraordinary contradiction between Rouhani’s words and Iran’s actions that is so startling. Rouhani stood at this very podium last week and praised Iranian democracy. Iranian democracy, he said.

But the regime that he represents executes political dissidents by the hundreds and jails them by the thousands. Rouhani spoke of “the human tragedy in Syria.” Yet Iran directly participates in Assad’s murder and massacre of tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children in Syria, and that regime is propping up a Syrian regime that just used chemical weapons against its own people….

Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish I could believe Rouhani, but I don’t because facts are stubborn things. And the facts are that Iran’s savage record flatly contradicts Rouhani’s soothing rhetoric.

In case you have not had enough Bibi, here is his full speech to Congress in 2011, which a Legal Insurrection reader described as follows:  “Listening to Netanyahu was like listening to our collective conscience trying to remind us of who we really are.”

And Benjamin Nitay:


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Israel is screwed under O, it took them long enough to realize it! So many Israelis supported O in both the first and second elections; just not a very smart thing to do, more of a smart-ass lefty thing to do. Didn’t O’s numerous insults to Israel and its leaders tell them anything? What happened to self interest, self protection, fear of a nuclear Iran, etc… when the elections were going on?

Now Israel will have to protect herself and stop crying out for America to attack Iran for her. Have at it. Peace out.

I can envision Obama accidentally triggering the Biblical Armageddon scenario.

    Doug Wright in reply to Musson. | October 2, 2013 at 11:38 am

    “Accidentally?” Really?

    Or, is that part of his plan to radically transform America, along with the World?

I write to take issue with what part of what Netanyahu says.

One would think that the Jewish people’s odyssey through time would have taught them this primary lesson: “Fear, love, and trust in God above all else.”

What is the basis of Jewish hope today? Is it God, America, Socialism, Communism, Self? What is it? If that hope is based on the human vigilance of which Netanyahu spoke, then Israel has no hope. Netanyahu and Israelis should remember that “Except The Lord keep the city, the watchman wakes in vain.” Ps 127:1b

Some Jews, in Israel and the diaspora, are atheists, Socialists, or Communists and only culturally “Jewish”, thus essentially unbelievers. What is their hope? America and the Democrat party? Obama? Vain hope.

Is their hope in the military power of Israel? Vain hope.

For Israel, hope must go hand in hand with faith in the God who returned them to the land with the caveat that if they will not heed Him, He will sweep them out again.

Other than that, I’m with Netanyahu all the way. Get speech that will certainly be backed up with unflinching action … as long as he ignores Obama’s pro-Islamic mutterings in his ear.

Spot on observation, professor. Netanyahu is now the de facto leader of the free world. Every time I see him on TV I wish he were our president.

NC Mountain Girl | October 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

Remember all the garbage that was written in the 1980s about how each new octogenarian leader of the Soviet Union was a reformer because he loved jazz? Merely change USSR to Iran and the Premier’s name for that of Rouhani and I suspect you will have an accurate template for all the nonsense to be written about Rouhani.

Bibi sounds more like an American patriot than Barak does.

legacyrepublican | October 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

Call later that night from Pres. Obama to Bibi:

Ben, Ben, Ben …

You are so naive about my new friend Rouhani.

I just read in the bible that a leopard can change its spots, just look up a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Mr. Netanyahu may well be the only national chief executive who is both a serious man and a virtuous one (Putin, for example, is serious but not virtuous). We could use more like him.