Do you think Sleepy Creepy, Hair sniffing Joe reads the letters that are addressed to him? I don’t think so but anyway, ‘Iranian dissidents wrote a letter to President Joe Biden this week urging the administration to maintain “maximum political, diplomatic and financial pressure” on the Islamic Republic, preceding a report released by the Iran Human Rights Monitor (IHRM), further substantiating the Iranian people’s urgency, that details the unjust executions of at least 27 prisoners by the Iranian regime in January alone.
“Mr. President, we firmly believe that the new political reality in Iran and the Middle East has provided the Iranian people with a historic opportunity to achieve a peaceful transition to secular democracy…the Islamic Republic Theocracy is on the verge of collapse,” wrote the Iranian dissidents, later citing the Abraham Accords as major reasons for this opportunity.
The letter discusses the brutality of Iran’s government against its own citizens, highlighting the regime’s 2019 massacre of 1500 peaceful protestors and focuses on the resilience of the Iranian people in their quest to live under a peaceful, democratic government.
The case of Iranian prisoner Javid Dehghan, who was executed the last week of January is detailed by the IHRM as one example of the injustice faced by many Iranians at the hands of the regime.
“Iranian authorities executed Javid Dehghan from Iran’s Baluchi minority, despite a plea by the United Nations to halt his execution. He was severely tortured to make confessions. Amnesty has documented a shocking catalogue of fair trial violations in his case,” tweeted IHRM January 30.
Hassan Dehvari and Elias Qalandarzehi were also executed in January because they were allegedly thought to have family members engaged with dissident groups, according to the Baloch Campaign human rights group.
The dissidents are urging President Biden to refrain from reentering the Iran deal, citing the regime’s failure to funnel the freed-up money to its own citizens, rather using the funds to destabilize the region and fund terrorist proxies that exacerbate human rights abuses.’ https://www.foreigndesknews.com/middle-east/iran/27-hanged-by-islamic-republic-in-january-as-angry-iranians-pen-letter-to-biden/
Zechariah 2:8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
‘JERUSALEM–Israel is revising military options for a possible clash with Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Thursday, as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s government braces for differences with the incoming US administration on Iranian nuclear policy.
US President Donald Trump delighted Netanyahu by quitting the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposing sanctions on it that had been lifted in return for limits on activities that could potentially produce nuclear weapons in the future.
Tehran responded by breaching many of those restrictions. US President-elect Joe Biden wants to rejoin the deal if Tehran, which denies seeking the bomb, returns to strict compliance.
Israel, alarmed by Iranian rhetoric that claims it should not exist, is wary of the softer line, even though threats of US military action from Trump did not curtail Iran’s nuclear moves.
A front-page article in Israel’s largest-circulation daily said the military is crafting three options to “undermine Iran’s nuclear efforts or, if need be, counter Iranian aggression, which will soon be presented to the government.”
The paper, Israel Hayom, did not cite any sources. But it went on to quote Defence Minister Benny Gantz as saying: “Israel needs to have a military option on the table.”
Israel has long had plans in place to counter Iran. The article appeared designed to signal that these were now being updated.
During the tenure of former US President Barack Obama, which championed diplomacy with Iran, Israel occasionally threatened preventive airstrikes against Iranian nuclear sites.
Some US officials at the time doubted that Israel, whose advanced military includes a reputed nuclear arsenal, could effectively hit Iranian targets that are distant, dispersed and well-defended.
Israeli officials have voiced hope that Biden will maintain Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign on Tehran, involving tough sanctions, until the Iranian nuclear programme is dismantled.
But one of them, Israeli Finance Minister Israel Katz, acknowledged on Army Radio: “There are disputes (with Biden) regarding the perspective on Iran, and of course that will prove challenging.”
Katz sounded encouraged by Biden’s intent to include Iran’s ballistic missile programme in any re-negotiation of the nuclear deal. Biden’s pick for US national security adviser Jake Sullivan signalled openness to consulting “regional players” — a possible allusion to Israel — during a January 3 interview with CNN
Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen told Ynet TV the Netanyahu government was not yet in formal dialogue with the incoming administration. But asked if Israel was trying through informal channels to sway Biden on Iran, Cohen said: “Yes. There are efforts.”’https://thearabweekly.com/israel-braces-differences-biden-iran-floats-military-options
Do they know something we don’t? He could only be expecting a Biden/Harris win!
‘Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday: “It is not important who is elected president, as the next US administration will surrender to the Iranian nation.” Tough talk, but there was no doubt in any sentient being’s mind that he was not referring to President Trump, but only to Joe Biden’s regency for Kamala Harris. That’s the only US administration that will “surrender to the Iranian nation,” as the disastrous precedent of the Obama/Biden administration makes clear.
Take, for example, the Iran nuclear deal, to which Biden has pledged to return. Few people are aware of just how bad it really was. The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Iran explains some of the deal’s very worst aspects:
1. The expiration dates: While the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the agreement is called, did include real restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities, these were all slated to expire in the near future. The agreement anticipated the “conclusion of consideration of the Iran nuclear issue by the U.N. Security Council 10 years after the Adoption Day” — that is, the adoption of the agreement itself on July 14, 2015. It added: “There will be no additional heavy water reactors or accumulation of heavy water in Iran for 15 years.” But what about after that? The agreement didn’t say. Apparently, at that point, Iran would be free to build nuclear weapons with no objections from anyone.
2. The delay in inspections: The day after the conclusion of the JCPOA, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observed: “Iran has two paths to the bomb: One if they keep the deal, the other if they cheat on the deal.” They could get the bomb even if they kept the deal because the JCPOA contained the provision that Iran could delay requested International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections for up to 24 days — ample time to clean up for the inspectors.
3. The removal of sanctions: Even before the deal, it was questionable how effective the economic sanctions that the United States and U.N. had placed upon Iran really were. In March 2015, Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief of the New York Times and longtime resident of Iran, remarked, “As the politicians are talking for months to end the sanctions, my shopkeeper tells me he has more foreign products for sale than ever.”
Nonetheless, the JCPOA was quite definite about removing all economic sanctions on Iran. This included the removal of sanctions that had originally been intended to be removed only when Iran definitively gave up its nuclear program; now the Islamic Republic was being given sanctions relief and allowed to continue its nuclear program, only with certain restrictions that would all eventually expire anyway. Sanctions relief allows the Iranian mullahs to finance jihad groups worldwide.
4. The lack of any consequences for breaking the agreement: The 159-page Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action went into tremendous detail about the Iranian nuclear program and how it is to be temporarily restricted in various ways. It also expatiated at length on exactly which sanctions were to be removed. But it was conspicuously lacking in specifying penalties for Iran’s not holding to the agreement. There was vague talk about the sanctions being reimposed, but no concrete guidelines about how that was to be done, and nothing said about recovering money given to Iran in the interim.
5. Americans were not to be allowed to inspect Iran’s nuclear sites: On July 30, 2015, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi pointed out, “American and Canadian inspectors cannot be sent to Iran. It is mentioned in the deal that inspectors should be from countries that have diplomatic relations with Islamic Republic of Iran.” IAEA inspectors, he added, would not be given access to “sensitive and military documents.”
In an interview with Al Jazeera the following day, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, further broadened these restrictions to apply to other signatories to the deal as well: “Regardless of how the P5+1 countries interpret the nuclear agreement, their entry into our military sites is absolutely forbidden.”
Who, then, was supposed to be inspecting Iran’s nuclear sites? Why, Iran itself.
6. Iran could inspect its own sites: On August 19, 2015, the Associated Press dropped a bombshell. Confirming rumors that had circulated since the agreement was signed, it reported that a secret side deal between the IAEA and Iran allowed the Iranians to conduct their own inspections of their own sites: “Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work.”
These terms were, obviously, absurdly easy on Iran. What exactly did the rest of the world get out of this agreement? Only a newly flush and increasingly bellicose Iran, thanks to Barack Obama. And possibly again soon, thanks to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.’https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/11/irans-president-next-us-administration-will-robert-spencer/
Most citizens would not vote for a politician they believed would be a traitor to their country. Well, even though ‘A group of almost 200 retired generals, admirals and top military analysts submitted a letter to Congress asking them to reject Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran’ some did not listen.
‘Sen. Barbara Mulkowski (D) became the 34th vote the president needed to prevent the Senate from overriding the deal. But the Democrats had some Republican buddies that caved. 8 to be exact.
Now it’s time to blow up their phones and flood them with emails. They have committed TREASON! They should all be fired! Hell, they should all be thrown in PRISON!ADVERTISEMENT – STORY CONTINUES BELOW
HERE ARE THE TRAITORS!
- Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
- Dan Coats of Indiana
- Bob Corker of Tennessee
- Jeff Flake of Arizona
- John McCain of Arizona
- Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
- Orrin Hatch of Utah
- David Perdue of Georgia
We reported that Donald Trump exposed a little-known provision of the Iran deal that basically forces the United States to defend IRAN against our good friends Israel!
Here is the list of the 34 Senators that screwed us.
Sometimes when one looks at the situation in which we find the world we lose sight of what God has promised in His to do in the future. For instance, ‘During the time of the first half of the seven-year tribulation period; the godless gentile world will be seeking the complete annihilation and destruction of the Jews, the nation of Israel and Almighty God’s Two Witnesses (Dan. 9:27, Ezek. 38-39, Rev. 11:3-14). It will be – after the murder and resuscitation of the Two Witnesses of Almighty God (Rev. 11:3-14) – that Almighty God’s newly chosen army of 144,000 BELIEVING evangelical Jews – in the Messiah of Israel – will GO FORTH into the entire world giving the Gospel of Salvation unto ALL gentiles nations including Iran (Matt. 24:14, Acts 17:30-31, Rev. 7:9-10)! One particular group which these newly BELIEVING Jews will seek to reach will be their arch-enemy of whatever remains of the one billion individuals of Islam up to this point, whose zeal and hostility toward Israel at present and then will be raging! These Jewish evangelists (during this time) will be sealed by Almighty God for a great Divine task (Rev. 7:1-10)! These redeemed messengers of Almighty God – in the PERFECT love of the Messiah – will lead countless individuals from among the nations including Iran to the ETERNAL saving knowledge of the Messiah of Israel, the Savior of the World (Gen. 18:8, 22:18, 26:4, Matt 24:14, John 3:16-17, Gal. 3:8). What is most amazing is that a great number of these individuals who come to a saving knowledge of Messiah Jesus – at this time – will be those of the shattered Muslim faith (Rev. 7)!
Today, Islamic nations completely surround and engulf the land of Israel. Again it will be during this time of the horrific seven-year tribulation period (Rev.6-16), that countless followers of Islam will abandon their fallen spiritual ideology for HEAVENLY REALITY and RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 10:2-4)! They will OPEN their hearts and minds and cast off their oppressive Islamic ideological shackles and will come to FULLY acknowledge the RIGHTEOUS REALITY that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) of Israel IS the ONLY Savior and Propitiation of the world (Gen. 18:8, 22:18, 26:4, John 3:16-17, Gal. 3:8)! When these Muslim individuals come to see this REALITY for all that it is worth, they will be radically transformed and will worship and serve Almighty God their Creator in RIGHTEOUSNESS, SPIRIT, and TRUTH (John 4:24, 17:17)! They will love NOT their lives unto death and will profess to their fellow Muslim brethren that Jesus Messiah SAVES (delivers) alone (Rev.12:11)!’
Today, Islamic nations completely surround and engulf the land of Israel. Again it will be during this time of the horrific seven-year tribulation period (Rev.6-16), that countless followers of Islam will abandon their fallen spiritual ideology for HEAVENLY REALITY and RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 10:2-4)! They will OPEN their hearts and minds and cast off their oppressive Islamic ideological shackles and will come to FULLY acknowledge the RIGHTEOUS REALITY that the Messiah (Jesus Christ) of Israel IS the ONLY Savior and Propitiation of the world (Gen. 18:8, 22:18, 26:4, John 3:16-17, Gal. 3:8)! When these Muslim individuals come to see this REALITY for all that it is worth, they will be radically transformed and will worship and serve Almighty God their Creator in RIGHTEOUSNESS, SPIRIT, and TRUTH (John 4:24, 17:17)! They will love NOT their lives unto death and will profess to their fellow Muslim brethren that Jesus Messiah SAVES (delivers) alone (Rev.12:11)! The entire article is worth reading and may be read at https://www.theignorantfishermen.com/
Is there an Islamist nation on this earth where a Christian is as free to be a Christian as they are in Australia or the USA? I think not! Some years ago we had a couple move to Saudi Arabia for his job and they couldn’t take a Bible or the material their children used in our church youth programme. Not much freedom of religion there and yet the leftists are as quiet as a church mouse on this. Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, president of the International American Council on the Middle East, says;
- ‘Three of the Islamist judges known to preside over the trials of Christians are Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, Mohammed Moghiseh, and Ahmad Zargar. The international community needs to consider imposing sanctions on them.
- Converts to Christianity from Islam, according the Iran’s Islamic law, can face the death penalty. The Iranian Islamist judges generally resort to verses from the Quran and Hadith (Muhammad’s sayings and acts) to justify their verdicts.
- Iran systematically violates the U.S. International Religious Freedom Act and this is why, since 1999, the U.S. has designated the Islamic Republic as a “Country of Concern.”
- Under international law, the Iranian government has an obligation to respect freedom of religion. Yet, while Christians are being increasingly persecuted and their rights are violated in Iran at an unprecedented level, the international community still remains silent.
- The Islamic Republic of Iran is unleashing a sweeping crackdown on Christians, particularly those who have dared to convert from Islam to Christianity.
Most recently, nine Christians in Iran, possibly converts, have been convicted by the Islamic court, and each sentenced to five years in prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested them for attending church services at a private house. According to a report by Article 18, an Iranian NGO which promotes religious freedom:
“The arresting officers introduced themselves as agents from the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS).
“They stormed the Christians’ homes in a coordinated operation at around 9am, confiscating Bibles, Christian literature, wooden crosses and pictures carrying Christian symbols, along with laptops, phones, all forms of identity cards, bank cards and other personal belongings.
“Arresting agents also searched the work offices of at least two Christians and confiscated computer hard drives and security-camera recordings.”
Christian families are generally dehumanized and humiliated in the community during the agent’s raids. As the Article 18 report explained, “The officers are reported to have treated the Christians harshly, even though small children were present during the arrests.”
Across Iran, Christians are being arrested and jailed on trumped-up charges, such as “promoting Zionism”, “spreading corrupt Christians beliefs”, “propagating against the Islamic Republic in favor of Christianity”, “orientation toward the land of Christianity,” or “endangering national security”. Open Doors USA stated that one particular charge — “acting against national security” — is often used by the Iranian authorities “to prosecute Christians for their house church activities.”
The claim of Iranian leaders that the peaceful religious practices of a minority group pose a grave a threat to national security is totally unacceptable. Iran’s total population is roughly 80 million, with anywhere between 117,000 and 3 million being Christian, according to various estimates. Even though Christians make up an extremely small part of the population, however, they have always been viewed, under the Islamic law of Iran, as a threat to “national security”.
The activities of Christians in the Islamic Republic are closely monitored by the Iranian intelligence service (MOIS) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG). They are not permitted to share their faith with others or to conduct church services in Farsi, Iran’s national language.
It is important to hold accountable those Iranian individuals and institutions who are responsible for persecuting Christians.
Three of the Islamist judges known to preside over the trials of Christians are Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, Mohammed Moghiseh, and Ahmad Zargar. The international community needs to consider imposing sanctions on them
The NGO International Christian Concern (ICC) submitted the names of these judges to the US Treasury for consideration of sanctions. ICC stated:
“These three Revolutionary Court judges, and Evin Prison, have a long record of human rights abuses toward Iranian Christians. The judges are responsible for convicting Christians on trumped up charges. They wield Iran’s legal system as a systemic tool of repression against religious minorities. Often, when Christians stand firm in their faith, Iran’s judges send them to the notorious Evin Prison, located on the outskirts of Tehran. Stories of those who survived Evin Prison are heartbreaking; the wide variety of abuse faced by inmates is chilling.”
Converts to Christianity from Islam, according the Iran’s Islamic law, can face the death penalty. The Iranian Islamist judges generally resort to verses from the Quran and Hadith (Muhammad’s sayings and acts) to justify their verdicts. One particular verse in Qur’an states:
“They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)
A hadith attributed to Muhammad says: “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him”.
Even though the international community labels the government of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a moderate administration, and even though Rouhani claims that the Islamic Republic treats all religions justly and fairly, Iran is one of the worst places in the world for Christians. According to the World Watch List compiled by Open Doors USA, Iran is currently ranked as the ninth-worst country for faith-based persecution. Iran systematically violates the U.S. International Religious Freedom Act and this is why, since 1999, the U.S. has designated the Islamic Republic as a “Country of Concern.”
Under international law, the Iranian government has an obligation to respect freedom of religion. Yet, while Christians are being increasingly persecuted and their rights are violated in Iran at an unprecedented level, the international community still remains silent.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15229/iran-christians-persecution
‘Although candidate Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear agreement, his administration has twice decided to remain in the deal. It so certified to Congress, most recently in July, as required by law. Before the second certification, Trump asked repeatedly for alternatives to acquiescing yet again in a policy he clearly abhorred. But no such options were forthcoming, despite “a sharp series of exchanges” between the president and his advisers, as the New York Times and similar press reports characterized it.
Many outside the administration wondered how this was possible: Was Trump in control, or were his advisers? Defining a compelling rationale to exit Obama’s failed nuclear deal and elaborating a game plan to do so are quite easy. In fact, Steve Bannon asked me in late July to draw up just such a game plan for the president — the option he didn’t have — which I did.
Here it is. It is only five pages long, but like instant coffee, it can be readily expanded to a comprehensive, hundred-page playbook if the administration were to decide to leave the Iran agreement. There is no need to wait for the next certification deadline in October. Trump can and should free America from this execrable deal at the earliest opportunity.
I offer the paper now as a public service, since staff changes at the White House have made presenting it to President Trump impossible. Although he was once kind enough to tell me “come in and see me any time,” those days are now over.
If the president is never to see this option, so be it. But let it never be said that the option didn’t exist.’ https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10910/exit-iran-nuclear-deal