by William L. Gensert
If I learned anything growing up in the Bronx in the 1970s and 1980s it is this: When someone says they are going to kill you, you should believe them. Iranian leaders have been vowing, “Death to America” for four decades. Successive presidents have striven mightily to not only ignore their declaration but also to maintain it lacked the solemnity of true intent.
Why else would the smartest president ever, Barack Obama, through his sham legacy foreign policy accomplishment, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agree to cede Iran a secured path to developing nuclear weapons?
As a corollary, it is almost an aphorism to state that when someone keeps pushing, at some point, you must push back, or attrition will be your fate.