Donald Trump ran for President promising to be tougher on radical Islamic terrorism than Barack Obama.
Obama spent eight years in office appeasing terrorism-supporting countries, specifically Iran, which is the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism.
The free ride is over.
The Trump administration announced it was designating the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terror organization.
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is designating a key Iranian military force as a terrorist organization, an unprecedented move against a foreign government entity that met resistance from many in the Pentagon and other departments.
The designation targets Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a group that already faces numerous U.S. sanctions. Iranian officials have blasted the latest move, warning of “consequences” for U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the “historic step will deprive the world’s leading state sponsor of terror the financial means to spread misery and death around the world.”
“The IRGC masquerades as a legitimate military organization,” Pompeo told reporters, “but none of us should be fooled.”
For decades, American Presidents tolerated the Iranian lie that IRGC was a military outfit and not involved in Iran’s sponsoring of global terrorism.
But Trump promised a crackdown on Iran’s destabilizing influence, and he delivered.
First, Trump tore up Iran’s disastrous nuclear deal.
Now, he is financially crippling one of Iran’s vehicles to spread jihad across the globe.
This is the type of shakeup the American people expected when they elected Donald Trump as President of the United States.
The foreign policy establishment is sure to howl in protest.
However, it was the foreign policy establishment’s failure of looking the other way while Iran spread death and hate through IRGC’s funding Islamic terrorism that was a key component that led to Donald Trump’s election.