A group of former top military officials and intelligence analysts released a new report Wednesday concluding that the nuclear deal with Iran will threaten American interests and increase the probability of military conflict in the Middle East.
In the Washington Times:
In its report, the Iran Strategy Council wrote that the nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “will enable Iran to increase support for terrorist and insurgent proxies, aggravate sectarian conflict and trigger both nuclear and conventional proliferation cascades.”
Additionally, the deal will “provide the expansionist regime in Tehran with access to resources, technology and international arms markets required to bolster offensive military capabilities in the vital Persian Gulf region, acquire long-range ballistic missiles and develop other major weapons systems,” the council wrote.
In its report, the council argued that the deal is not an alternative to war with Iran, as many of its supports have claimed, but would actually make war more likely.
“Contrary to the false choice between support for the JCPOA and military confrontation, the agreement increases both the probability and danger of hostilities with Iran,” the report noted. “Given the deleterious strategic consequences to the United States, implementation of the JCPOA will demand increased political and military engagement in the Middle East that carries significantly greater risks and costs relative to current planning assumptions.”
The Iran Strategy Council was commissioned by the Jewish Institute of National Security to educate Americans on the consequences of the Iran nuclear deal.
Members of the council include retired Gen. James Conway, former Commandant of the Marine Corps; retired Air Force Gen. Chuck Wald, former Deputy Commander of the United States European Command; retired Adm. Mark Fitzgerald, former Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces in Europe/Africa; and retired Vice Adm. John Bird, former Commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet.
The report comes as Senate Democrats on Wednesday gained the final crucial vote needed to block a resolution from opponents of the deal, with Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland becoming the 34th vote in favor of the agreement.
This controversial deal secured the pledged support from Democrats in Congress it needed to prevent Republicans from settling the agreement.
Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz told reporters.
“It is unfortunate to see Democrats putting partisan politics above national security, above standing with Israel.”
HOLY SMOKES! This is was a very crucial vote and Republicans screwed it up again! They TOTALLY screwed us on this one! America will be paying for this one in the not so near future. Mark my words.
First, Republicans won the House in 2010. Then, Republicans said they couldn’t do anything with just ONE half of ONE branch of the government, they needed the Senate too. So in 2014, we elected more Republicans to win the Senate. Go Figure! That’s NOT ENOUGH! We STILL had 8 Republicans who voted with the Democrats?
“How could that be???” I am asking that same question. These 8 Republicans are “Republicans in Name Only” or RINOs. These RINOs voted AGAINST the Iran Deal Amendment. Did you forget their names? Let me remind you:
Lamar Alexander (TN), Dan Coats (IN), Bob Corker (TN), Jeff Flake (AZ), Lyndsay Graham (SC), Orin Hatch (UT), John McCain (AZ), and David Perdue (GA).
What is WRONG with YOU! I can understand Dems voting for their party 1st and country 2nd, because they are, as Mark Levin described them “Good Little Communists.” If you missed it, here’s why I think they were voting for it: The Real Deal! But you were suppose to have principles. You were suppose to vote for your COUNTRY FIRST! Shame on YOU!
Back in April 2015, Right Scoop and Mark Levin got it right:
Mark Levin exposes eight Senate Republicans who voted with Democrats, killing an amendment that would have required certification that Iran has not directly supported or carried out an act of terrorism against the United States before sanctions against Iran can be lifted. Levin says this is a very low bar that all Republicans should have been able to vote for, yet these 8 Republicans voted with Obama on this one to kill it!
This is AMAZING! We had 8 Republicans that voted against the requirement to have a certificate that Iran has not directly supported or carried out an act of terrorism against the US or any American Citizen anywhere in the world. I say, let’s make these 8 Republicans FAMOUS! Let everyone know their names far and wide!
Lamar Alexander, Dan Coats, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Lyndsay Graham, Orin Hatch, John McCain, and David Perdue. Share! Share! Share!
In closing, I think Mark Levin said it best:
“Our Republican Senate is a Disaster! And unless we continue to get a new Republican Party it will continue to be a Disaster!”
Written by Nancy Hayes
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