You can’t buy peace from barbarians

For decades our foreign policy has been built on the concept of buying peace. Years of negotiations with terrorists like Yasser Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il and his marvelous son Kim Jong Un has produced nothing but increasingly greater threats.
The message should be clear to anyone who is paying attention. There are evil people in the world that cannot be trusted. These evil leaders will use any ruse to advance their own evil purpose.
President Trump is right. The Iran deal is the worst “treaty” we have ever been a party to. Ultimately it will lead to a nuclear conflict and once the first strike is launched it will be nearly impossible to keep it from spinning out of control.
It would be one thing if these evil dictators were simply trying to insure that they could defend themselves against a more powerful opponent. But a critical look at their history shows they want to change the face of the world.
They routinely cry death to Israel and death to America. More importantly, they mean it. Iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism. And the dictator of North Korea is maniacal.
These so called leaders have no respect for human life including the lives of their own citizens. They use their own children as weapons and give financial rewards to the families of suicide bombers.
Whether their motivation is religious or just a quest for power is unimportant. These leaders will stop at nothing to force their view on the rest of the world.
The United Nations is also ineffective. Trump was right in speaking about North Korea when he said, “It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a nation but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world."
Trump was also right in his assessment of the Iranian regime when he said, "It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos."
The reality is diplomacy has already failed. These “rogue regimes” are simply using the treaties and negotiations to buy time while they build up their arsenal of weapons. Their intent is clear and we can no longer sit by while they build up their nuclear arsenal so they can take out Tel Aviv or Washington, D.C.
It is unclear to me if President Trump was playing “good cop/bad cop” when he told his Secretary of State that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Korea. What is clear is that former American Presidents have encouraged these evil dictators by acquiescing to their demands.
The only successful peaceful tactic that has worked in the past is economic sanctions. We must isolate these countries by cutting off all trade. Enforcing sanctions against North Korea will mean enforcing trade restrictions on China for continuing to support North Korea. And enforcing sanctions on Iran will require enforcing trade restrictions on European and Asian businesses that have been allowed to do business in Iran under the Iranian Nuclear Deal. In other words, enforcing economic sanctions on North Korea and Iran is likely to start a trade war, but that is much preferable to a nuclear war.
The economies of much of the world will suffer greatly if they are not allowed to sell their goods in the US. And yes, here at home the cost of goods and services will likely escalate. But higher prices are much preferable to a nuclear holocaust.
President Obama promised we could get these evil regimes to love and accept us. We just had to treat them with respect. He was clearly wrong. Now his kinder and gentler America is faced with two evil regimes that would gladly eliminate us from the face of the planet.
Do you want to continue to allow these neighborhood bullies to be able to punch us in the nose for lunch money or is it time to force them to join the civilized world? The stronger they become the more dangerous this game becomes.
Contact your congressional representatives today and tell them that they need to support President Trump by imposing sanctions on North Korea and Iran

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