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Jan. 3, 2018

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Gary Bauer: “Reports suggest there is much fear among regime leaders in Tehran. Some suggest that the government has not yet fully played all its cards — meaning it has yet to call out the Bassij and other Revolutionary Guard forces. But let me point out the obvious. The Obama administration negotiated a secret deal with Iran when the regime was still killing our soldiers in Iraq. We sent them cash in the middle of the night. We lifted tough sanctions. Obama said that if we gave them an open hand instead of a clenched fist, it would boost moderates and change Iran’s behavior. It has not. This is one of the most brutal and repressive regimes on earth. It defines its existence based on radical Islamist rules. The whole purpose of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to export its revolution in order to prepare the world for the arrival of the Shiite messiah. That is what the ayatollah’s regime is all about. If it ceases to be that, it will collapse. This is an existential moment for the ayatollah and Iran’s mullahs. They will not go quietly."


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