Posts Tagged ‘Iran’

Iran: Obama Reaping What he has Sown

June 15th, 2015

Obama may be unfamiliar with the verse, “As you sow, so shall you reap,” since it originates in the Bible and not the Quran. The verse tells us everything one does has repercussions. Therefore, the inability to escape the consequences of our actions should motivate us to take positive actions, even when difficult to do

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April 19th, 2015

If anyone understands the Iranian mullahs’ mindset better than most, it is Alireza Jafarzadeh. If anyone misunderstands that mindset better than most, it is President Obama. Jafarzadeh is an Iranian dissident who first revealed the existence of Tehran’s secret nuclear facilities in 2002. For three-plus decades, he has studied an Iranian mindset that thrives on the “3Ds”—denial,

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Obama’s Iranian Nuke Deal – ‘Stupid is as Stupid Does’

April 10th, 2015

MIT economist and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber acknowledged President Obama depended upon “the stupidity of the American voter” to push through his agenda. The specter of a less-than-honest sales job to promote the Obama agenda raises its head again as the President touts a nuclear deal with Iran. Already touted as another “success,” Obama’s announcement

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Obama And Iran: Let’s Make A Deal At Any Cost

April 7th, 2015

Just as Academy Award Oscar nominees have prepared remarks should their name be called, President Obama had his ready to go announcing a nuclear deal (albeit a framework one) with Iran. The major difference: while uncertainty remains for nominees until the envelope is opened, not so for Obama who knew a deal was never in

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An Open Letter To JCS Chairman General Martin Dempsey

April 7th, 2015

General Martin Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The Pentagon Arlington, VA Sir, In November 1965, the Chairman and other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) met alone with President Lyndon Johnson to express their concerns that an increasingly dangerous U.S. role in Vietnam would prove disastrous. The Korean War had

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Focus on the mullahs’ mindset, not ‘garbage code’ issues

March 30th, 2015

by JAMES ZUMWALT Mar 2015 The March 2015 article by Jeremy Smith “Mystery Killers” correctly identified a major obstacle in improving public health globally—a lack of information. Specifically, of 50 million recorded deaths last year around the globe, few provided the cause. Oftentimes “garbage codes” were used—i.e., overly broad terms, such as “brain trauma,” having

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Obama Administration’s Brain Drain Emboldens Iran

December 10th, 2014

By James G. Zumwalt What similar experience does the Obama Administration share with the University of Texas at Austin? Hint: Last week the University announced a collection of one hundred brains, preserved in formaldehyde, were missing. Univeristy co-curator Tim Schallert’s comment “We think someone may have taken the brains” is appropriate to describe an Obama

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Re-Setting the Doomsday Clock

October 20th, 2014

In 1947, to address man-made threats to our global existence, scientists created the Doomsday Clock.It sought to symbolize the countdown to global catastrophe posed by nuclear war. The minute hand of the Clock was to be moved closer to midnight as the threat of such war increased. In 2007, scientists added climate change to the mix of

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Even A “Do Nothing” Foreign Policy Eventually Can Be Right

August 1st, 2014

By James ZumwaltIf a U.S. President embraces a “Do Nothing” foreign policy long enough, inaction might eventually prove to be the right course. It has only taken five years and close to 200 rounds of golf in office for President Obama to do it, but his inaction in Iraq to date following significant ISIS ground

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Tehran and the Science of Pro Football

March 26th, 2014

It became obvious in early March Iran’s mullahs are not American football fans. Several years ago, NBC aired the television series “The Science of NFL Football.” One episode, entitled the “Pythagorean Theorem,” explained the math equation confronting players in certain situations where defenders zero in on stopping a ball carrier. Envision the following scenario: A

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