When the Soviet Union fell with a whimper, it did so because President Ronald Reagan knew that mankind’s desire for freedom is inherent. Once the people could see liberty, they would want it. President Donald Trump is no stranger to this reality. As a matter of fact, he plans to use it to his favor in Iran, as the Free Beacon writes today.
Now that America has pulled away from the tempestuous nuclear deal, Iran could see some major changes. New sanctions put on Iran by the United States may be the death knell for that country’s harsh Islamic leadership already “beset by protests and a crashing economy.”A new birth is being outlined and a new day is on the horizon and it negates the errors of the Obama administration.
Mr. Trump’s three-part plan is further to drive the people from the hateful regime of which they have already grown weary of. The Security Studies Group (S.S.G.) wrote the plan and called upon their “close ties to senior White House national security officials, including National Security Adviser John Bolton.”
Regime change was almost a reality in Iran in 2009, but it fell through. Likewise, the previous administration’s (Obama/Clinton) support of the Arab Spring established violent unrest as ISIS spread throughout the Middle East.
“The ordinary people of Iran are suffering under economic stagnation, while the regime ships its wealth abroad to fight its expansionist wars and to pad the bank accounts of the Mullahs and the IRGC command. This has provoked noteworthy protests across the country in recent months.” the S.S.G. has written.
In music to the ears of every American who is tired of endless warring all over the world, Jim Hanson, SSG’s president said, “The Trump administration has no desire to roll tanks in an effort to directly topple the Iranian regime. “But they would be much happier dealing with a post-Mullah government. That is the most likely path to a nuclear weapons-free and less dangerous Iran.”
An NSC official added that the U.S. works constantly to “change the Iranian regime’s behavior.” The same official also said, “Our stated policy is to change the Iranian regime’s behavior of continuous destabilizing regional acts and support of terrorism. The National Security Council is in receipt of reams of policy papers and reports, some are read with interest, others are not. Receipt of a policy paper in no way means that we are going to adopt the position of that paper.”
“The problem is not the Iran nuclear deal it’s the Iranian regime,” said another source.”Team Bolton has spent years creating Plans B, C, and D for dealing with that problem. President Trump hired him knowing all of that. The administration will now start aggressively moving to deal with the root cause of chaos and violence in the region in a clear-eyed way.”
The world knows that Iran will use any nuclear materials they make to harm innocents. For that matter, a power station ground breaking has taken place on a fault zone that will likely cause a Middle Eastern Fukushima-like disaster. “The probability of the current Iranian theocracy will stop its nuclear program willingly or even under significant pressure is low,” the SSG plan says.
It also says, “Absent a change in government within Iran, America will face a choice between accepting a nuclear-armed Iran or acting to destroy as much of this capability as possible. Any public discussion of these options, and any messaging about the Iranian regime in general, should make a bright line distinction between the theocratic regime along with its organs of oppression and the general populace. We must constantly reinforce our support for removing the iron sandal from the necks of the people to allow them the freedom they deserve.”
The people of East Berlin made that stand. The average Russian made a stand in the 1980’s, and history is full of other examples. If Mr. Trump brings his North Korean effectiveness, it won’t be long before Iran sees the light too.
Nobel Peace Prize…indeed.