In March of 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress and flat out warned the American people that any deal with Iran, especially one that involved militarization of nuclear-grade material, was a bad deal.
The PM fell under mostly Democrat criticism, as did Republican congressional leaders for bringing him to Washington, D.C., to speak without even making a stop at the White House to dialogue with then President Barack Obama.
The fact that then Vice President Joe Biden, who was serving as Senate president, presided over the session along with former House Speaker John Boehner isn’t lost on us. Biden is the early choice for his party’s bid to challenge President Donald Trump’s re-election bid.
It was President Trump who decertified this country’s part in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, placing restrictive economic sanctions on the Iranian regime. Still, Iran threatens Israel through surrogates Hamas and Hezbollah as well as regional stability in the entire Middle East.
Most recently, the threat heightened when Iranian mines were boldly planted to do harm to internationally flagged oil tankers.
The administration has responded with additional forces sent to the area and a larger naval presence in the Strait of Hormuz, a major traffic area of the world’s petroleum industry.
“If Iran’s aggression is left unchecked, more will surely follow. So, at a time when many hope that Iran will join the community of nations, Iran is busy gobbling up the nations. We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest, subjugation and terror.” This was not said this week on Capitol Hill. It was said by PM Netanyahu in 2015 at that joint session of Congress.
The U.S., Israel and the free world know that what the PM said wasn’t mere rhetoric.
It was the truth then.
More so now.
Four Years Later,
Netanyahu’s Warning Rings True