As Russian aggression continues in Ukraine, and China threatens to invade Taiwan, an even greater combination of threats is emerging and threatening the West.
Soon the United States and our allies will be facing a nuclear armed alliance of Russia, China, Iran & North Korea, stretching across Asia and the Middle East, into the heart of Europe and capable of striking the American Homeland.
Meanwhile, the Biden Administration is considering further massive financial bailouts to the embattled military theocracy in Iran, seeking to resurrect the deeply flawed 2015 Iran nuclear accord and shamelessly enriching the world’s greatest state sponsor of terrorism while providing a sure pathway to nuclear weapons.
More over, much like the billions of dollars Tehran received in 2015 and used to build up its support for terrorist proxies, including the Houthis, Hamas, Hezbollah, and its own conventional, missile and WMD threats to the region and global stability, the White House seem poised rewarding the Islamic Republic for a weaker set of nuclear restrictions, potentially ignoring its proven violations of its basic obligations under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty, undermining the IAEA.
At the same time, China and Russia are participating in major joint military drills, deepening operational ties between the two anti-Democratic and anti-Capitalist powers, while increasingly supporting the nuclear weapons readiness and alarmingly provocative nature of Iran & North Korea .
If the United States and our allies want to fight this growing wicked alliance of North Korea, Iran, Syria and China, consummating another flawed nuclear accord is the right way to go.
Consider the dramatic threat this would pose to global security. Russian President Putin has threatened to attack the NATO alliance. Iran has announced it has the ability to build a nuclear device and produce the highly enriched uranium required to assemble a nuclear weapon. China has seen Russia invade and gobble up parts of three countries in Eastern Europe. Armed with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan, the United States, and Europe, North Korea continues to act belligerently.
It is not inconceivable that China will act on its stated ambition and invade Taiwan, threatening American or Western intervention or even aid to the democratic satellite, its allies in Iran will threaten to attack Saudi oil fields, Russian will threaten to engulf NATO in war, and North Korea will target Japan, all ready to attack the US and our allies.
If the United States wants to preserve the stability of the Western World, freedom of thought and speech, open sea lanes and free trade, while shortening the conflict in Europe and protecting Taiwan, the US should immediacy destroy Iran’s nuclear and military infrastructure.
Failing to end the Iranian nuclear threat while understanding the gravity of the threat the New Axis poses to American national Security and global leadership, the Middle East, Asia and the entire globe, is Presidential malpractice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josh Block is an adjunct fellow at Hudson Institute. A foreign policy scholar and political strategist, Block has been involved in national politics and policy for nearly 25 years. He was a senior fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA).He tweets @JoshblockDC