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NEW YORK — Former CIA director John Brennan should be celebrating the apparent assassination of Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the scientist who catered to the ayatollahs’ atomic ambitions. Iran’s chief nuclear bombmaker, also a Revolutionary Guard member, died Friday after his car was ambushed, damaged by explosives, and showered with bullets by mysterious gunmen on the streets of Absard, an exclusive district just outside Tehran.
Rather than cheer the demise of this glow-in-the-dark Islamofascist, Brennan is sobbing and moaning.
“This was a criminal act & highly reckless,” Brennan bellowed via Twitter. “It risks lethal retaliation & a new round of regional conflict. Iranian leaders would be wise to wait for the return of responsible American leadership on the global stage & to resist the urge to respond against perceived culprits.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R – Texas) was appalled by Brennan’s unseemly display.
“It’s bizarre to see a former head of the CIA consistently side with Iranian zealots who chant ‘Death to America,’” Cruz stated, via Twitter. “And reflexively condemn Israel.”
But Brennan’s joylessness and flamboyant hand-wringing over Fakhrizadeh’s — ahem — atomization should surprise no one.
The Iran-Nuclear agreement is a sacred text for most Democrats, even though — among many, many other flaws — it forbids on-site inspectors from visiting any Iranian military base. Such venues are off limits, according to this slapstick-style international “deal.”
Why would anyone ever check military facilities for weapons, especially atomic ones? This would be as absurd as inspecting a hospital, in search of doctors, particularly surgeons.
Also, under the terms of this ludicrous pact, if inspectors identify a site that they want to scrutinize, Iran may block their access and file appeals for 24 to 78 days.
This grants Iran between three and 11 weeks to camouflage, conceal, or relocate uranium, enrichment centrifuges, fissile isotopes, relevant computer gear, and other A-bomb ingredients and components. This utterly ridiculous accord gives the henchmen of Earth’s No. 1 state sponsor of terrorism enough time to hide its radioactive misdeeds and enjoy weekends off as they do so.
Let’s hope that President Donald J. Trump’s election-related recounts, audits, and litigation succeed, so America and the rest of Earth need not spend the next four years fretting about an Iranian nuclear weapon, the arrival of which would be a Hiroshima-sized black mark against a Biden-Harris administration.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.