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In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran's nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2015 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows an illustration as he describes his concerns over Iran’s nuclear ambitions during his address to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on March 3 to Congress approaches, the mystery and drama around the timing of the speech is increasing. Prime Minister Netanyahu is set to encourage Congress with his speech to pass the Senator Kirk and Menendez bill on Iran to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities.

Whether this is the real reason Netanyahu will speak in front of congress remains a mystery to some. Some say it’s a political ploy by Speaker of the House John Boehner to undermine the executive branch’s power, as the President is usually the one who invites world leaders to the United States. Which is based on the fact that the Prime Minister and Speaker are both believed to share a mutual dislike of the president. Others would say that Netanyahu is using the speech solely to boost his public image ahead of the Israel national elections.

Regardless of the conspiracy theories and “hurt feelings,” the timing and purpose of the speech comes at a crucial moment in world history. The Islamic Republic of Iran has used the breakdown in negotiations between the U.S. on the development of its nuclear weapons program to speed up its uranium enrichment program.

CIA intelligence has reason to believe that Iran is collaborating with North Korea to further along their nuclear weapons program. Iran also controls several terrorist proxies, such as Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist militia who bombed the U.S. embassy in Beirut in 1983, which killed 63 Americans. Iran also has ties to Hamas, the terrorist organization ruling over the Gaza strip that killed more Americans than ISIS in 2014.

The price the world would suffer if Iran were allowed to continue its nuclear weapons program would be astronomical. Not only would Iran have access to nuclear weapons — so would global threats such as Hezbollah, Hamas and even North Korea. Many argue that allowing Iran to have a nuclear weapon would create balance, due to the theory of mutual assured destruction. However, this theory only applies to states that behave rationally, unlike Iran, who promotes suicide bombing. Just imagine the capability of Iran introducing to the world “nuclear suicide bombing.”

Members of Congress who are not attending Netanyahu’s upcoming speech out of respect to the president are prioritizing political emotion in favor of national and global security. Survival is not a partisan issue, which is why the Iran sanctions bill currently on the table is authored by Illinois Republican senator Mark Kirk and New Jersey Democrat senator Bob Menendez with support from Independents, Tea Party Republicans and the most left-wing Democrats.

Even though President Obama has vowed to veto Iran’s sanctions bill, it is important that we, as citizens of the United States, send a clear message to the president and Iran that there are no conditions under which the United States should reward Iran for giving up its nuclear weapons program. The United States does not negotiate with terrorists and does not appease dictatorships.

History has demonstrated to the world what happens when countries attempt to appease those who call for the annihilation of others. Nearly 80 years ago the world stood by and gave Adolf Hitler large chunks of sovereign European lands in exchange for peace with Nazi Germany at the Munich conferences.

Now we are on the verge of appeasing a terrorist dictatorship, which threatens to “wipe Israel off the map,” resulting in a nuclear holocaust with the death of 6 million more Jews and 2 million Arabs. Just as World War II resulted in the attempted total annihilation of European Jewry –it did not end there. The entire world suffered enormous loss and tragedy – including America, and in the same way the world will suffer more enormous loss and tragedy if we stand idly by today.

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  1. Arafat on February 27th, 2015 9:44 am

    Thank you for writing this. Only a president like Obama would look the other way while today’s Hitler gets the bomb.

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  2. Matt McLaughlin on February 28th, 2015 5:41 pm

    But concerning the non-Muslim world and its record concerning Jews, does Harris know of the time England held Jews captive in London from 1252AD to 1255? Certainly he knows that England excluded Jews for 400 years from its territory? Does Harris know of the 500,000-600,000 files on families and individuals seeking refuge within Britain with only 80,000 Jewish refugees receiving admition during WWII? Does he know that after November, 1938 England no longer played a major roll in rescuing Jews from continental Europe? Does Harris know that without Pearl Harbor being attacked by an Axis Power a world away from Europe that there is no proof concentration camps would ever be liberated? What of the massive 1947 Liverpool riots when the British Empire was suffering an emerging Israel where bombings and hangings of British personnel were in the headlines? All bigots, Mr. Sherline? Brits were hating Jews just because they were Jews? Does Harris know that the bias utilized by Adolf Hitler came from the United States of America and Victorian England? (Yes, Stanford President David Starr Jordan originated the notion of “race and blood” in his 1902 racial epistle “Blood of a Nation). Does Harris know during the 1920s, the politically neutral Rockefeller Foundation played a major role in establishing and sponsoring major eugenic institutions in Germany? Does Harris know that in 1935 Hitler thanked Leon Whitney of the American Eugenics Society for sending him a copy of “The Case for Sterilization,” a 1934 book that promoted sterilization to protect, “Anglo-Saxon America”? Does Harris think Jews were inclusive of the Klu Klux Klan’s America? Does Harris know Winston Churchill advocated eugenics in the 1910 British Parliament? Does Harris know Chaim Weizmann, president of the Jewish Agency for Palestine and later Israel’s first president claimed that Jews “have proved they are an insoluble element” in European society? And Weizmann’s concern for Jews caught in WWII war camps? In a 1938 speech given by Chaim Weizmann, “Palestine cannot absorb the Jews of Europe. We want only the best of Jewish youth to come to us. We want only the educated to enter Palestine for the purpose of increasing its culture. The other Jews will have to stay where they are and face whatever fate awaits them. These millions of Jews are dust on the wheels of history and they may have to be blown away. We don’t want them pouring into Palestine. We don’t want Tel Aviv to become another low-grade ghetto.”
    Does Harris know that Uri Avery (Knesset member from 1965-74 and from 1979-’81) has said recently, that
    ‘Anti-Semitism is an integral part of European culture”. Or when Avery stated that arriving Jews to Palestine are less Semitic than the Arabs being supplanted by their arrival? Does Harris know that 100 years ago that Israel front man Ben Gurion solicited Jamaal ‘The Butcher’ Pasha for Ottoman residency and a place in his Ottoman army to fight Britain?

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  3. 0000 on March 1st, 2015 1:08 am

    >”The Islamic Republic of Iran has used the breakdown in negotiations between the U.S. on the development of its nuclear weapons program to speed up its uranium enrichment program.”

    Netanyahu has been scaremongering about Iranian nukes for over two decades now, its part of his political posturing. Leaked cables has shown that even Israeli intelligence has contradicted his claims.

    >”Iran also has ties to Hamas, the terrorist organization ruling over the Gaza strip that killed more Americans than ISIS in 2014.”

    Let me guess? These Americans were dual citizens who died while assaulting Gaza and serving in a foreign army?

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    00001 Reply:

    One of the 3 teenagers abducted and killed was american. 3 Of the Rabbi’s Killed in the synagogue attack were Americans. The baby Killed in the Car hitting the bus stop attack was American. All occurred in 2014.

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    00001 Reply:

    Why on earth would the United States be negotiating with Iran to Scale back their nuclear weapons program if they didn’t have one in the first place? Yes there are conflicting reports as to the strength of the current state of the Iran’s Nuclear Weapons program. But nobody in the world argues with the fact it exists.

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