From Allen West
You know that saying, “there’s a sucker born every minute?” Well, based on what’s happening in Europe, there sure are lots of suckers. What do you think the world, led by Barack Obama, is doing for the number one state sponsor of Islamic terror? Yep, bankrolling them, while the Islamist regime laughs at us.
Yesterday I watched the interview of recently-released American Pastor Saeed Abedini who described his torture and the executions he witnessed in his time while illegally held hostage by the Iranians. And we still have no idea about the whereabouts of Robert Levinson, although we know the Iranians last held him.
But back to the suckers…
As reported by Fox News, “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Rome on the first European visit by an Iranian president in almost two decades, following implementation of a landmark deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear activities.
Rouhani, eager for foreign investment after the lifting of international sanctions, started the four-day trip to France and Italy on Monday. The trip was originally planned for November but postponed by the attacks in Paris. He met first with Italian President Sergio Matterella, and is scheduled to meet later with the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Pope Francis at the Vatican. In France, he is to be welcomed by French President Francois Hollande.
Europe was Iran’s largest trading partner before the sanctions, and a range of business and trade deals is expected.”
Do any of you realize the irony of Iran not visiting Paris because of an Islamic terror attack? The only difference is that ISIS is Sunni and Iran is Shiite, and Persian, not Arab. I’ve read estimates of Iran securing anywhere from $15 to $18 billion in trade agreements with Italy, and oil is a major portion. The Obama administration has turned over billions of assets back to Iran, and was nice enough to even allow the seizure of two Riverine assault boats and video of our Sailors kneeling at gunpoint. And just last week, Secretary of State John Kerry stated in Davos, Switzerland there’s a high probability these funds and resources will find their way to support terrorism. What a blinding flash of the obvious, sir.
This is the same Iran which sponsors Hezbollah, Hamas, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the Quds Force. Every single one of these entities is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States. Here is Iran, a country which has been at a state of war, in conflict with the United States since the Islamic revolution, where they took some 52 Americans hostage by attacking our embassy. This is the same Iran which was behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing where 234 Marines and Sailors were killed. This is Iran who provided terrorists with the lethal explosive force penetrators (EFPs) responsible for maiming and killing our men and women in Iraq. This is the same Iran which has not changed its belligerent policies towards the United States and Israel whatsoever — and their president is traipsing all over Europe lining up trade deals.