Never in my lifetime, did I believe I would witness our great country being taken down and withdrawn from our world leadership role by our own administration. The latest example is the flawed agreement with Iran on their nuclear weapons program. This needs to be seen as another manifestation of President Barack Obama’s goal to fundamentally transform America. All of the known concessions made by our administration to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism that has been at war with us for over 35 years, and has caused the loss of thousands of American lives, including the key support to the 9/11 hijackers without which that terrorist attack could not have been carried out, humiliated us before our friends, allies and most importantly, our enemies. We have been sabotaged from within.
Every objective that we set out to prevent Iran from achieving a nuclear weapons capability was conceded to Iran. Unbelievable! In fact, the administration went beyond what I could imagine by not only agreeing to assist Iran in the development of their nuclear program but also committing us to assist in the protection of their nuclear facilities against attack and sabotage, including cyber-attack.
Further, the fact that no American inspectors are to be allowed in Iran and incredibly, that Iran is to be allowed to conduct its own evidence collection at the key military site Parchin, are simply mind boggling concessions! Furthermore, with no constraints on either conventional arms or their ICBM program, we are not only jeopardizing our position in the Persian Gulf but we are ignoring Iran’s previous tests and preparations for conducting an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States. Of course, Iran does not need an ICBM for such an attack. It could be launched from a freighter, which they have tested, or from their missile base in Venezuela—which Ambassador Roger Noriega states is currently operational. If such an attack occurred against our unprotected national electrical grid, an estimated two out of three Americans would die in a year due to starvation, lack of medical care, and societal collapse. Everything that our modern society depends on would be shut down, and that includes our military forces. This is a national security issue which must be addressed now. As Bernard Lewis, the noted Middle East expert stated, once Iran gets a nuclear weapon deterrence will not work. Game over! In my view, this borders on treason!
However, these concessions and commitments are totally consistent with President Obama’s strategy to fundamentally transform America. In his warped view, America has caused many of the world’s problems and must be humbled. Therefore, undercutting our status as leader of the free world is seen as being objectively progressive.
His strategy is anti-American, and anti-Western. It is pro-Islam, pro-Iran and pro-Muslim Brotherhood. This raises the question: why the Muslim Brotherhood has been so favored by this president? Actually, it should be very clear. The Muslim Brotherhood’s creed to destroy America from within by our own “miserable hands” makes the perfect book-end to Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”
With President Obama’s Marxist background, it was a natural fit with Saul Alinsky who preached that, in the absence of a ripe revolutionary situation and a disciplined Bolshevik-like revolutionary party, you advance the “revolutionary cause” by under cutting the basic social and moral fiber of society, as well as the economic and military structural foundation of America at home and abroad. Furthermore, causing agitation at low levels of society through community organizers is an important element in achieving transformation. This explains why recent street rioting in Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD, combined with the administration’s policies initiated the so-called war on police, fit a pattern for social unrest.
Once the Saul Alinsky concept is understood, then the crushing debt of over 8 trillion dollars since 2009 plus destroying one of the world’s finest medical programs with the forced implementation of Obamacare that represents 1/6 of our economy all makes sense. The out-of-control immigration policies of the Obama administration, including seeding tens of thousands Muslims with essentially no background checks who have no intention of assimilating also makes perfect sense. So does dividing America by race and racial profiling.
The unilateral disarmament of the world’s finest military force world while we are being challenged throughout the world only makes sense in the context of “taking America down.” The emasculation of our military forces through the social engineering forced upon our military under the guise of “diversity” further jeopardizes our national security by destroying our warrior mentality and the “will to win.” Our military leadership’s political correctness is clearly at fault here, and they must be held accountable.
The out-of-control policies of this administration must be stopped if America is to be saved. Therefore, all Americans, flood your representatives in Congress with telephone calls, faxes and e-mails demanding that impeachment proceedings be initiated against Executive Branch officials—starting with Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama. The damage that this administration can do between now and January 2017 must be stopped now!
James A. Lyons, U.S. Navy retired Admiral, was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior
U.S. military representative to the United Nations.