By Joel C. Rosenberg President Obama says he refuses to â€œmeddleâ€ in Iran. Why not? He is clearly â€œmeddlingâ€ in Israel, pressuring the Jewish people not to defend themselves from a new Hitler rising in the East. He is clearly â€œmeddlingâ€ by pressuring Israelis not to continue developing and expanding their own neighbors in Jerusalem, their capital city? He is happy to â€œmeddleâ€ in pressuring the Israelis to divide Jerusalem, give away the West Bank and allow Islamic Radicals to establish a sovereign state in â€œPalestine.â€ Remind me why, then, President Obama is willing to â€œmeddleâ€ in the affairs of a truly democratic country such as Israel, and refuses to speak out with moral courage and clarity with regards to a tyrannical dictatorship in Iran beating, arresting, and killing innocent civilians.
To misunderstand the nature and threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it. The U.S. was blindsided by Hitlerâ€™s move on Europe in 1939. We were blindsided by Pearl Harbor in 1941. By the Ayatollah Khomeiniâ€™s Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. By Saddamâ€™s invasion of Kuwait in 1990. By the 9/11 attacks just a few years ago. I believe we are increasingly in danger of being blindsided again. And the stakes couldnâ€™t be higher.
How can the White House â€” and the Western alliance â€” not see the evil that is running Iran today? The Ayatollah Khamenei has called for Israel to be wiped off the map. He selected Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be the president of Iran in 2005. He just re-anointed Ahmadinejad to serve another four years by rigging the recent elections. He and Ahmadinejad are fully committed to acquiring nuclear weapons, long-range ballistic missiles, destroying the U.S. and Israel, and bringing about the End of Days. They speak of it openly, as I document in my new book and will present in the documentary film weâ€™re finalizing for release on 9/11 (see http://www.insidetherevolution.org/). Yet top officials in Washington refuse to truly and effectively confront Khamenei and Ahmadinejad. Rather, they keep pressuring Prime Minister Netanyahu to make dangerous concessions to Israelâ€™s avowed enemies.
Meanwhile, Khamenei is threatening an even more bloody crackdown on the young Reformers crying out for freedom and justice. Ahmadinejad has been in Moscow building political and military alliances with Russia, China and the Islamic powers of Central Asia. And Iranâ€™s chief Asian ally â€” North Korea â€” is threatening to conduct new nuclear weapons tests and may be preparing to test launch an ICBM into the Pacific next month that could threaten Hawaii.
Now, more than ever we need to pray for our leaders, that their hearts would be changed, that their eyes would be opened, that they would â€œdo justice, and love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.â€ (Micah 5:8) We need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. â€œBehold, He who keeps Israel neither will slumber nor sleep.â€ (Psalm 121:8) And we need to pray for the Lord to show His great love to all the people of the epicenter. â€œI will set My glory among the nations; and all the nations will see My judgment which I have executed and My hand which I have laid on them. And the house of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God from that day onwardâ€¦.I will not hide My face from them any longer, for I will have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Lord.â€ (Ezekiel 39:21,22,29)