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August 31, 2015 6:46 am

Supporters of the Iran Nuclear Deal Should and Will Be Called Traitors

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Congressman Jerry Nadler in New York City. His support for the deal will earn him the title of 'traitor,' says Torossian.

Congressman Jerry Nadler in New York City. His support for the deal will earn him the title of ‘traitor,’ says Torossian.

Jewish communal leader Jeff Wiesenfeld, an old friend, said this week, “We are [dividing into two groups] once again: those who stand with Stephen Wise and those who stand with the Bergson Group and the Vaad Hatzala [the Committee for Rescuing Jews in Europe from the Holocaust].”

He’s right.

A mere 70 years ago, wartime American-Jewish leader Rabbi Stephen Wise was quiet until it was too late to help the six million Jews of Europe who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

The Bergson Group did the opposite, heroically taking a moral stand against the Nazis, through street protests, open advertisements. and other activities. This earned the Bergson Group — followers of revisionist-Zionist leader Ze’ev Jabotinsky — condemnation on the part of the American Jewish community for not being “nice.”

Today, Israel is facing an existential threat that could be just as dangerous. Israelis across the political spectrum acknowledge this.

Even Zionist Union party Knesset Member Eitan Cabel, a fierce and constant critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, noted the consensus in Israel on the issue of a nuclear Iran. “This time, it is definitely not a matter of Right or Left,” he said. “With all the criticism there is about how [Netanyahu] conducted the struggle against the agreement, the struggle itself is just. Against a nuclear Iran, there is no opposition or coalition. We are all Israelis.”

American Jews must take heed and stop being “nice.” Those who do not stand against Iran must suffer severe political consequences.

As The New York Observer reported on Thursday, in an email listserv chain “of hawkish New York Jewish thought leaders” attacking Jewish Congressman Jerry Nadler for coming out in support of the Iran deal, Wiesenfeld wrote: “There must be sanction against conduct which Black, Hispanic, Asian and other Americans would not tolerate against THEIR interests, We are the outlying fools.”

Indeed, Nadler and others who vote for the deal will be hounded for the rest of their careers for supporting this act of treachery. One can expect to see many more editorials calling Nadler a traitor. Naturally, our ethnic group — like any other — will shun those who fail their people during a dire time of need.

On June 22, 1982, Joe Biden, at the time a senator from Delaware, confronted then-Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing. Begin responded to one of Biden’s questions as follows:

I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them.

Principles matter. The Obama administration has made a deal with the devil that endangers the entire Western world. Those who stand with the devil will be protested — whether or not  they are Jews with “trembling knees.”

From the author: “Ronn Torossian is – sadly – a Nadler constituent.  He wishes to add that as an American, Nadler should have opposed the deal, as it endangers America.”

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  • E Pluribus Wombat

    And shove the Iran ‘deal’ in their faces every single damn second of the day. Make them own it.

  • Paul Grad

    Collaborators with, and enablers of, murder, genocide, and torture, must be voted out of office, and shamed in the Free Press. At least their names will go down perpetually in history as enablers of the enemies of Israel, and that will never be forgotten by future generations of Jewry.

  • Martin Sherman

    For your perusal, this the latest edition of INTO THE FRAY in the weekend Jerusalem Post

    The passage of Iran “deal” will not only be a betrayal of US allies and the Iranian people, but of the American ethos itself…or at least of what it once was.

    (Kindly consider “liking”, sharing, tweeting – please use hash-tag ‪#‎IntoFray‬)‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

    “No British Government ever will, and ever can, risk the bones of a British grenadier… I did not believe that any sensible man in Germany wished for a new partition of Poland

    – Nobel peace laureate Sir Austen Chamberlain (half-brother of Neville), on the Polish Corridor, February 16 and March 31, 1925.

    How horrible, fantastic, incredible it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.

    – Neville Chamberlain on the Czechoslovakia crisis, September 27, 1937

    The enemy did not reckon with my great strength of purpose. Our enemies are worms. I saw them in Munich.

    – Adolf Hitler, address to generals, August 22, 1939

    The [German] decision to fight is implacable… I am certain that even if the Germans were given more than they ask for they will attack just the same…

    – Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano, Italian foreign minister (1936-1943), The Ciano Diaries 1939-1943.

    …I confess to feeling a little uneasy when I first heard several critics of the Iran nuclear agreement condemning it as worse than the deal signed in Munich between Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain on September 30, 1938. As the infamous Munich Pact is widely recognized as epitomizing the policy of appeasement of tyranny that precipitated the most horrendous carnage humanity ever experienced, I thought this was perhaps going a little overboard.

    But no longer.

    As more details emerge as to the Iran deal, as the enormity of its fraudulence and its folly are uncovered, as the ignominy of its craven capitulation is exposed, as the true proportions of the peril it portends are revealed, the comparison with Munich is beginning to look almost charitable.
    As usual your talkbacks/comments/critiques welcome

    Best wishes


  • The Jewish people is not different from other peoples. Except, if we are doing something we do it much better and much more clever.

    Including betraying our own people and our only Jewish State Israel. These traitors will always find a reason why they are acting in such a despicable way. Betraying Jews and Israel, with whom they have nothing in common.

    But why are they doing it? Because they know, that their names will be forgotten and nobody will remember them.

    • Michael Markoff

      In the movie “Defiance”, the Bielski Brothers were conflicted about accepting Jews who had been Socialists and Communists into their protection. I too am conflicted; when the upheaval comes our way (and it always does), will I help any and all Jews, or will I refuse aid to those who have betrayed us?

  • SteveHC

    Certainly all politicians who vote in favor of this wretched “deal” can and should be seen as weak, spineless traitors – to their own country, the United States.

  • dante

    nadler should be dumped for sheer stupidity. no one, Jew or Gentile, can read the agreement and think that it’s a good agreement, that it could not have been made significantly better, that it has been honestly presented, that the administration kept its promises regarding the essential components of any agreement, and, THAT IT WILL NOT CONDUCE TO an iranian nuclear weapon. nadler signed on for that. the best that he can hope for is that he will be forgotten by history. more likely, he’ll be remembered as a man who had a “profiles in courage” moment and recoiled from the opportunity that had been handed to him, preferring, ignominy, instead. nadler and a swamp full of disgusting congressional slugs.

    send ’em a message. send ’em home…retire the slugs.

  • Let them trow a big piece of concrete at your windshield while you are driving at 60 mph and see if you still consider them babies!!!.

  • It’s ONLY to wake up the Jews. G-d will protect us but it looks like only an Obama can make each Jew awaken to true Jewish identity…. which is REALLY what the Iranians hate.

  • Ben Kramer

    Ronn- If this was Israel, they would be traitors but this is America and they are patriots.

    • A nuclear Iran is not in America’s interest either. It isn’t patriotism to support the cult of Obama.

    • rulierose

      wrong. the deal is incredibly bad for America too. a child of 8 could see that.

      since Iran frequently calls announces that it plans to destroy Israel, we can’t really blame the Israelis for being concerned. and while Iran doesn’t threaten us in America existentially, they sure as hell can do a lot of damage–and they have.

      Iran funds much of the Islamic terror around the world, and they’ve got the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands. do you think they’re celebrating in Teheran because the US “stopped their nuclear program” as Obama claims? of course not. they’re celebrating in Teheran because they completely screwed us, and they know it. they’ve admitted it! but Obama/Kerry continue to pretend that we got the better of them.

      I don’t know if I’d call Nadler a traitor, but Obama sure is. worst president in my lifetime–maybe ever.

  • Yussel Davidovich

    Ronn… in your position you can do a lot to ensure Nadler’s defeat next year…preferably in the primary. I hope you do so.