One of the complaints some conservatives (as well as progressives) had against former National Security Advisor John Bolton was his obsession with going to war with Iran. He’s been calling for attacks against the Islamic nation since the Bush administration, and possibly even before. This is one of the reasons he and President Trump clashed. The President does not want war with Iran, or anyone for that matter.
But Iran keeps provoking. Their attack on a Saudi processing plant, which they deny, was the latest in a series of escalations Tehran has committed against the world economy. Our interests are deeply tied to this economy despite our status as being energy independent. As Iran’s efforts to disrupt trade and world commerce continue, America is feeling the effects indirectly.
President Trump remains resolute in avoiding war with Iran. His administration laid down further sanctions after the attack while Tehran lobbed more threats. We cannot view these threats of “all out war” as empty. They may not possess the capabilities to strike the mainland, but they can hit our bases in the region as well as our allies, a lesson we continuously learn with each act of aggression.
Iran does not currently have an intercontinental ballistic missile. Could Tehran’s missiles someday reach Washington, DC? North Korea has demonstrated that even a determined country of limited means can build a credible missile program. The Nuclear Threat Initiative lists Shahab-5 and -6 missiles as possible ICBMs that have been mentioned in Iranian literature, but these names seem to be assigned to notional design goals and not operational missiles. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran has agreed to halt its nuclear-weapons development. Resumption of ICBM research and development would be a clue that Iran’s nuclear ambitions have reignited, something that would put the country on a collision course with the United States.
Iran’s ballistic-missile program began from a wartime requirement for a strategic terror weapon, and progressed to the development of nuclear delivery vehicle. Iran, like North Korea, is proof of the dangers of ballistic-missile proliferation, and how trade in even short-range missiles like the Scud can lead to the development of far more dangerous weapons down the road.
How long can we wait? Hopefully, we can wait indefinitely. But the United Nations must step up and join us in sanctions. Their goal of reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal is all but dead after President Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement and Tehran became more bold in their efforts to disregard it. It’s becoming clearer every day that they have always disregarded it, but now they’re willing to admit it in open defiance.
This is more than just the President’s general non-interventionist stance. Another war in the Middle East will not be beneficial for him come election time. As long as Iran continues to provoke, it may seem like war is inevitable. But President Trump is going to keep us out of war until there is no other option.
The cowards in Iran will continue to provoke, claim innocence, make threats, point fingers, rinse, and repeat. War may be on our horizon, but we can rest assured knowing this President sees it as an absolute last resort.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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