Iran and Us by Daniel Faeburgh
Sophisticated Iranian Strike Uses 17 Drones, Multiple Cruise Missiles to Destroy Massive Saudi ARAMCO Petrol Facility
Over this past weekend, Iran used drones to destroy approximately half of Saudi Arabia’s petrol facilities. This was meant to send a message to the United States, an ally of Saudi Arabia. The rogue regime in Iran is now pulling out all the stops to try and force sanctions relief and a new series of negotiations on a nuclear deal. The Iranian people are extremely intelligent, but their government leaders seem to be pretty stupid. If they think death and destruction is going to force this president to beg for a meeting, they must not have received the memo. This is President Trump at the helm, not sellout Obama!
Why They Hate Us: Iran and US History
There is no doubt about the fact that the United States of America has created the absolute best and most prosperous civilization in human history. I am a patriot, but I am also a historian. I have never and will not ever apologize for this nation, but I will acknowledge its past mistakes. I will NEVER seek forgiveness for this country that is 243 years old and has never executed domestic and/or foreign policy on my behalf or with my consent. To do so would be moronic and extremely illogical.
What is logical, however, is the truth. The overall history of this great country is more positive than any other to have ever existed. When the United States has been called upon by her international partners to help in the fight against tyranny, she has never refused the challenge no matter how great or small. This nation has been a force for good all over the world for a long time. At the present time Iran and US relations are strained. Iran is a theocratic radical Islamist terrorist nation that has the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands. Sometimes America must be a force of good by eliminating rogue foreign regimes like Iran. Their economy in shambles already, due to harsh US sanctions, I pray it’s only a matter of time before the last nail is driven into the proverbial coffin for the Iranian government.
As we all know, our great country has never been perfect. None ever is; none ever will be. There are numerous historical events and eras that have scarred certain aspects of our great history, but those scars pale in comparison to the numerous successes of our people for the greater good of humanity. There can be no doubt that the Lord God above smiles down upon this nation for the bravery of the American people, living and deceased, who strive to do what is right.
Some of America’s foreign policy mistakes were born out of a post World War II geopolitical and ideological Cold War paranoia about the Soviet Union and communism as a whole. If there was even the slightest evidence that nations of the world at that time seemed poised to become communist, the US would typically take action.
This is exactly what happened with Iran in 1953; we took action. When the democratically elected government in Iran began nationalizing its oil resources, the CIA got involved extremely quickly. Nationalization of major industries by a nation’s government was often thought to be a move closer to communism by the CIA. In Iran, the CIA engineered a coup d’etat to replace the Iranian government with the Shah, who was a dictator known to brutalize the Iranian people. The US was not necessarily concerned about how the Shah ran Iran just as long as he remained a US ally and did not nationalize private industry within the country. Many Iranians came to hate the United States for its intervention in their country’s governance and their support of the Shah from 1953 through 1979.
Coupled with strong American support for Israel, perhaps now it’s easier to understand Iranian hatred toward the US and the poor state of relations between the Iran and the US. Let me be clear however; the current Iranian government is evil. The US may be responsible for some past blunders in that country, but that is no reason for American leaders to ease up on “at the ready” defensive measures, especially as this rogue regime tries to acquire nuclear weapons.
Things are what they are. Nothing can be done about the past. We study history not to feel guilty or apologetic, but to chart a path ahead that avoids mistakes of the past. Regarding Israel, they are a sovereign nation and have been since 1948. When Iran threatens their very existence, they show their true hateful intent in the Middle East. The terror group Hamas controls a large portion of the Palestinian peoples on the Gaza Strip. Whatever people may believe about Israel and whether or not it should exist, it is what it is today. The Israelis have always been open to helping the Palestinians, but Hamas typically won’t allow it. We must always support Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East, and we must always stand strong against the evil Iranian government, a danger to Israel and the United States alike.
By 1979 the Shah was on the run and a new Iranian revolution led by theocratic Islamic clerics who were extremely anti-American took over. In addition, the US Embassy in Tehran (Iran’s capital city) was taken over by college aged Iranians who would hold 53 Americans hostage until January 20, 1981 as President Reagan was being sworn in as America’s 40th president.
Iran is responsible for thousands of US deaths over the years. Moreover, as previously mentioned, they are extremely anti-Israel. During the Obama Administration a deal was hatched whereby Iran would promise not to enrich uranium for weapons grade purposes for a decade. In return, the US relieved its economic sanctions and gave the Iranians billions of dollars in American cash.
Enter Trump; he tears up the terrible Obama nuclear deal and rightfully so. He understands well the fact that this belligerent Iranian government cannot be trusted. Their economy on life support thanks to new American sanctions, they have chosen to try and flex their muscles in a desperate attempt to get America to negotiate the nuclear deal once again. About two months ago an Iranian surface to air missile took out an American drone over international waters. In addition, just over this past weekend, they used drones to destroy over half of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil refining and gasoline production facilities.
It will be interesting to see how the White House handles all of this in the near future. Obama’s pathetic Iran and US nuclear deal is exactly what got us here. Emboldened by this deal, Iran seems poised now more than ever to cause destruction to try and force themselves into a seat at the negotiating table to get another deal.