Mark Steyn made a very salient point today, look at these two pictures of Muslim women. One in 1978 and the other more recent. They didn’t have to wear head garb in the 70s. Because the Islamic Revolution in Iran hadn’t started spreading fanaticism.
And this rests squarely on the shoulders of Jimmy Carter, who cut off the bribes the US was sending to the Ayatollah Khomeini when Carter was elected. That measly bribe of $75 grand a year kept the Ayatollah living in exile in Paris. We paid him to stay there when he was deposed in the 1950s. So Khomeini returned and started the revolution. So what did Carter do? He demanded the Shah of Iran step down and turn over power to the Ayatollah Khomeini. He demanded the Iranian military commanders not fight the revolution, so they were all executed when they surrendered.
Why did Carter do all this? because he criticized the Shah for “human rights abuses”. The Islamic Fundamentalists in Iran have spread their poison across the Middle East and now we have these fanatics causing problems all over the world. That’s on Jimmy Carter’s head.
And now we have a president who is trying to make peace in the region by selling out Israel and making bogus peace treaties with the Taliban and Hezbollah.
We’re watching the same mistakes being made which have caused untold horror and devastation in the last 35 years. Carter helped destabilize the middle east which resulted in the Russians invading Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein coming into power which led to the wars were fighting now. What Obama is doing could have far worse repercussions.
The world economic problems will seem mild if there’s a new world war.