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Building the Deal with North Korea

June 20, 2018 • The Washington Times

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shake hands in Singapore. (Photo: AP)

The first pundit responses to President Donald Trump’s agreement with Kim Jong-un for the denuclearization of North Korea have leaned heavily on a series of inept comparisons with President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. The differences are as stark as they are important.

The “Iran deal” is properly known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), and therein lies the root of its failure. There is no such thing as a “comprehensive plan.” It is hubris to think you can cover all the bases in one working document — especially a document with different texts in Farsi and in English.

For example, the inspection regime in the JCPOA was key. How else would the P5+1 know if Iran was cheating? During talks, Iran said its military facilities would be off-limits to inspectors. Negotiators “finessed” the terms to avoid a breakdown in negotiations, and few military sites have been inspected. As we now know from the treasure trove of material the Israeli government commandeered, Iran proceeded to turn more than 90 percent of its nuclear program over to the military.

Deals in which the details have already been “agreed” are hard to reopen when the inevitable difficulties arise. It’s one thing if the deal is between friends, or even neutral parties; mistakes or omissions can be corrected. But what happens when you are negotiating with a country whose leadership declared war on you and has spent 40 years working to undermine you and your friends?

America’s P5+1 partners, and several Senate Democrats, acknowledged that the sunset clause (allowing Iran to proceed on its nuclear quest legally after a period of time) and the absence of rules on ballistic missiles were a mistake — after sanctions had been lifted and billions in cash handed to the Iranian regime. Mr. Trump gave the Europeans months to convince the Iranian leadership to make changes. They failed abjectly because Iran, reasonably enough, claimed once the deal was done it was done.

Now on to Korea.

Presidents Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama all took the bottom-up approach on North Korea. Deals were negotiated by subordinates and announced from above. The public position of each president was that our payments to the regime would be reciprocated by the North meeting its commitments. But when Pyongyang did, in fact, cheat, there was no recourse because the deal was done and the payment made.

The Trump position, a CEO position, is precisely the opposite. Rather than hoping his subordinates covered everything possible, the president set the goal with Mr. Kim and will now have his people work out the details.

The details and the steps to success will be the job of nuclear professionals plus the president’s national security people. The Pentagon, the State Department, the National Security Council and a variety of organizations within them have to come back to Mr. Trump with results. If the results aren’t acceptable, they’ll have to do something else.

This procedure makes more sense.

Without in the least suggesting that Mr. Trump is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it should be noted that FDR told Gen. Dwight Eisenhower to bring him the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany — he didn’t tell him when to cross the Channel.

Every step was done and the next step started, or several steps started at once. Winston Churchill was skeptical about starting in North Africa, but FDR was convinced that the American military wasn’t ready to be fighting in Europe. He was, of course, right — lots of shortcomings were discovered in those battles. [Disclaimer: My father was there, he could tell you about shortcomings in the U.S. Army of 1942.]

And what if (God forbid) D-Day had failed? Would we have called off the war? Tried to negotiate with Hitler — who could reasonably, at that point, have concluded that the war was going his way? No, the Allied generals would have found another way to give the commander in chief what he wanted.

Like Ulysses S. Grant after the Battle of Cold Harbor. After 18,000 casualties, Gen. Grant was sitting in his tent pondering, the story goes, and he told his aide, “Tomorrow, we’ll have to do something different.”

It is entirely unclear whether this process will end in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But it may prove far better at figuring out the pitfalls as they are about to happen while we still have a chance to change our strategy and before they’re paid for. All the U.S. has done for North Korea thus far is agree to suspend a war game with the South — which pleases many in the South as well.

As Mr. Trump tartly responded to a journalist’s question about whether the Korea deal will be tougher than the Iran deal, “I don’t think a deal could be softer [than the Iran deal], and we’re not paying $150 billion.

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Jupiter

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Pre-registration closes Thursday at Noon.

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The Young Professionals of Palm Beach North are celebrating their annual anniversary party on Thursday, June 21 at 1000 North. This event will also include our Executive Trustee Members.

Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a basket raffle and more!

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The Republican Party of Palm Beach County would like to Thank You for your past support and invite you to attend our 17th Annual LobsterFest Dinner on Thursday August 9th, 2018 at the prestigious Polo Club in Boca Raton.
This year LobsterFest is just one week prior to early voting for the Florida Primary.
The energy will be high as we meet and greet fellow Republicans and Candidates at this “fabulous” Summer Event!
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 8th Biennial Old-Fashioned Political Jamboree
 
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South County Civic Center (Lawton Chiles Memorial Park)
16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach (across from the Morikami)
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CHRISTINA MORRISON FILES FOR PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — JUNE 6, 2018
CONTACT: Christina Morrison, VoteChristinaMorrison@gmail.com
Palm Beach County, FL – Christina Morrison, a longtime community advocate and business leader, has filed her intent to run for Palm Beach County Commission District 4.  District 4 is currently held by Commissioner Steven Abrams who will not be running for reelection due to term limits. A registered Republican, Christina will have a Republican Primary Election in August and face the winner of the Democratic Primary in the November General Election.
“I am excited about the opportunity to continue to give back to Palm Beach County and serve our community on the County Commission. I have deep community roots and understand the issues residents and business owners face on a daily basis. My business, finance and public service background make me uniquely qualified to represent the District and focus on what’s important to the people who live, work and are raising a family here,” Christina Morrison stated.
“I am focused on continuing forward the leadership shown by Commissioner Abrams and will work side by side with the community to make sure our tax dollars are properly managed, public safety remains a priority, community services are maintained and our Palm Beach County quality of life is preserved.”
Christina Morrison is a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry in Palm Beach County serving as a Commercial Real Property Consultant, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker and a Certified Property Manager.  Christina’s experience in business development, job creation, land use issues, attainable housing initiatives, infrastructure needs and revitalization projects have allowed her to serve in leadership positions with numerous county and local organizations.
Christina Morrison’s record of community and civic involvement includes:
  • Criminal Justice Commission of Palm Beach County, Executive Board
  • Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
  • Economic Development Committee Chair, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.
  • Florida Realtors Association, Board of Directors
  • Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Board of Directors
  • Realtors Commercial Alliance, Member & former President
  • Attainable Housing Committee of Palm Beach County, Member
  • Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County, Member
  • City of Delray Beach Planning & Zoning Board, Member
  • Former community & civic involvement includes:
  • Delray Beach City Commissioner, 2013
  • City of Delray Beach Budget Advisory Board, Chair & Member
  • Community Land Trust, Member
Christina has received numerous awards for her professional and community leadership including:
  • Realtor of the Year – Realtors’ Commercial Alliance, 2015
  • Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award – Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 2013 – 2014
  • Realtor of the Year –  Realtors’ Association of the Palm Beaches, 2011
Christina Morrison’s campaign for County Commission has been met with enthusiasm and support from across the community. Those interested in supporting the campaign or learning how to get involved, can email the campaign atVoteChristinaMorrison@gmail.com or visit www.VoteChristinaMorrison.com.

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RECEPTION FOR NICOLAS KIMAZ FOR CONGRESS, DISTRICT 22
JUNE 18
 
 

REPUBLICAN FEDERATED WOMEN OF SOUTH FLORIDA
JUNE 21 MEETING
 
 
The Republican Federated Women of South Florida invite you to join us at our very special June 21 meeting, as we welcome Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams, who will give us a County update, Palm Beach County’s GOP Chairman Michael A. Barnett, and Christina Morrison, who is running for County Commission.
  
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Boca Country Club
17751 Boca Club Boulevard (off Congress, across from Costco)
 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00 pm Sign-in and Social / 6:30 Meeting
$40 per person, includes a Buffet Dinner / Cash Bar
 
As always, men and guests are very welcome!
 
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First Vice President: Linda Johnson
Second Vice President: Cheryl Mullings
Treasurer: Ann Carro

PBC YOUNG REPUBLICANS MEETING, JUNE 21
Join Us As We Welcome Congressional Candidate for District 18 Dave Cummings!
When: June 21st
Where: Tom Sawyer Country Restaurant West Palm Beach
(3208 Forest Hill Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406)
Time: 7:00 PM

*Disclaimer: The Palm Beach County Young Republicans does not publicly support or endorse any candidate until after the primary elections*

CONTEMPORARY FEDERATED REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING,
 JUNE 26
The Contemporary Federated Republican Women invites you to their meeting on Tuesday, June 26, at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton, FL
Time: Registration 6 PM
Price: $45, includes a four-course sit-down dinner. Plus program.
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REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB MEETING
JUNE 26
The Contemporary Federated Republican Women invites you to their meeting
Tuesday, June 26th
Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton, FL
Time: Registration 6 PM
Price: $45, includes a four-course sit-down dinner. Plus program.
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REPUBLICAN CLUB OF THE PALM BEACHES TO WELCOMES
DR. EMMA BANKS
JUNE 27
Please Join RCPB on Wednesday, June 27, for the awarding of the 2018 Annual
Anne Roberts Scholarships and celebrate the day with our young scholars
 
Presenting the awards for the club will be our featured speaker, Inlet Grove Community High School CEO Dr. Emma Banks. Dr. Banks was the only child of Jennie Miller and born in the small town of Monticello, Florida. She began her education at Delaware State where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Distributive Education, her master’s degree in Administration and her doctorate in Organizational Leadership. She began working for the State Department of Education in Florida in 1978 then she moved to West Palm Beach and began working at an adult vocational school in 1987 as an Assistant Principal. In 2004, the adult vocational school became a charter high school and Dr. Banks became Principal of the 700-student facility. She is now the President / CEO of Inlet Grove
Dr. Emma Banks, President and CEO
Inlet Grove Community High School
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Doors Open 11:30, Buffet 11:45, Program Noon – 1PM

Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center
, Palm Beach Airport
1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

$25/Members $30/Guests Pay at the door. Cash or check only, no cards accepted
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or by emailing info@gopclubpb.org, or by calling 561-855-0749.
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AUGUST 2

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PALM BEACH COUNTY TEA PARTY
JULY MEETING IN JUPITER

JUPITER MEETING ONLY IN JULY
BOCA & WELLINGTON MEETING CANCELLED
Please make every effort to attend
Dr. Pry’s awesome presentation
 

JULY 2 ABACOA MEETING:

 
Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
As Seen on “MARK LEVIN, Life, Liberty, Levin,” Sunday, April 22, 2018.

CIA:Executive Director and Member of Task Force on National Security and Homeland Security. Director of U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum. Author of Blackout Wars. Expert on protection of crucial infrastructures, such as our power grids, gives insightful and frightening reality … nuclear, man-made and climate causing catastrophic electromagnetic pulse to earth and our entire civilization. Are we experiencing threats today? What was the recent blackout in Puerto Rico really all about? Is there a possible EMP attack from N. Korea aimed at us now?
Exclusively at Abacoa Golf Club
Monday, July 2
Abacoa Golf Club, 105 Barbados Dr. Jupiter
5:30pm: $20 Buffet

6:30pm: (No charge) Program begins

 
Greetings Fellow Republicans!
The Palm Beach County Republican Party also publishes a monthly Newsletter. All Republicans are invited to participate. Please send items you wish to have published, such as reports of past club and Party events, candidate activities, or reviews of current events, by the first of each month; please include photos if you have any.
Letters to the editor are also welcomed, but should be no longer than 500 words and may be edited for length and content. Guest commentaries are also encouraged.
You can send your submissions, via email, to me at: tommullings@comcast.net
Thanks,
Tom Mullings
Editor, Republican Party of Palm Beach County Newsletter

If you would like to submit an entry for “The Wire,” a weekly e-bulletin of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, please send submissions to Cheryl Mullings atcherylmullings@comcast.net by 5:00 pm on Wednesday. The Wire goes out every Thursday, and includes announcements of upcoming club events, candidate announcements, notices from the Republican Party of Palm Beach County, and items of interest from related organizations.

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Wednesday, June 20
7:15- 9:00 AM
Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 RCA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Join us for our monthly breakfast on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Palm Beach Gardens Marriott! We will recap the Chamber’s progress over the past year, and introduce plans for the next upcoming year.
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Thursday, June 21
6:00 – 9:00 PM
1000 North
1000 N. US Highway 1
Jupiter, FL 33477
The Young Professionals of Palm Beach North are celebrating their annual anniversary party on Thursday, June 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 1000 North.  This event will also include our Executive Trustee Members.
Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a raffle and more!

Know someone that is is interested in joining the Young Professionals of the Palm Beach North Chamber? Bring them along! We are waiving our non-member fee for this event. This is a great opportunity to show potential new members what our Young Professionals are all about!
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Saturday, June 23
8:30 – 11:00 AM
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Please join the Health Care Committee of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, June 23, 2018 for an end of year celebration! This event will be a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community in which we live, work, and play!

From 8:30 am to 10:00 am we will clean-up the beach as a group, collecting trash to then weigh in. From 10:00 am to 11:00 am we will all meet on the back deck at Loggerhead Marinelife Center for food and drinks, provided by our Sponsors. Tours will be provided by the Staff at Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

Friends, family, co-workers, and children are all welcome.

Wednesday, June 27
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Newk’s Eatery
11345 Legacy Ave #100

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them for their monthly Business After Hours at Newk’s Eatery in Palm Beach Gardens! This month’s event will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Guests of our Business After Hours event will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and the opportunity to network with other professionals in the local business community.

Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Pediatric Oncology Support Team, nonprofit selected by our Ambassador Committee. Every month we highlight a member of our Chamber that is a non-profit by inviting them to share their mission with our Business After Hours’ guests. Remember to bring cash to be a part of the fundraising for this particular non-profit!

Friday, July 6
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Velocity Community Credit Union
2801 PGA Boulevard
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce invites all new members to a complimentary orientation and best practices class. Attendees will receive information about the Chamber’s structure, events, community involvement, member benefits and resources, advocacy, and more.  In addition, we will review the various ways in which members can engage with our Chamber to ensure they are getting the most out of their Chamber membership.
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Who Sanctions Russia? Not Germany

Shoshana Bryen  June 14, 2018 • Gatestone Institute

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Russian President Vladimir Putin upon his arrival for the first day of the G20 economic summit on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images)

President Trump is taking flak for having introduced a subject to the G-7 meeting that our European friends wanted to keep under the table. Russia. The allies expressed horror when Mr. Trump said, “Why are we having a meeting without Russia? We have a world to run… We should have Russia at the negotiating table.”

Aside from the hyperbole over who actually runs the world, his comment and the allied response are only shocking if one thinks the Europeans have been boycotting Russia. There are sanctions on Moscow since it illegally invaded and seized Ukraine and Crimea, but sanctions are one thing and trade is another. Germany leads the pack in trade with Russia.

This may have something to do with the fact that Germany, in particular but not only, stays warm in the winter with Russian natural gas meeting about 40% of its requirements.

This is an old story. The Reagan administration objected to Russian-European plans to build the natural gas Yamal Pipeline from Siberia to Germany from which gas would be distributed to much of Western Europe. The American position was that, in the middle of the Cold War, having the USSR control a majority of the supply of natural gas to Germany’s industrial heartland would make it difficult for Germany to resist Russian political and military demands. But the Europeans wanted to sell Russia the machinery for the pipeline, making money as they mortgaged their energy future to Moscow.

After a bitter fight, the Yamal pipeline was partially blocked and only one strand of two was built. Post-Soviet, the Russians were able, with European support, to build the second strand. In the early 2000’s Europe bought into yet another Russian-originated pipeline — an undersea project called Nord Stream — again providing manufacturing jobs and pipeline work for Europe as well as gas.

Early in 2018, Bloomberg reported, “Russia, which shipped some $38 billion of gas to its most lucrative markets in Europe last year, has diminished thoughts that other suppliers could ensure supplies in Europe anytime soon.” Nord Stream, and its successor Nord Stream 2, will give Russia the same influence its predecessor, the USSR, would have had.

Russia is now a fine partner for Europe. The Vice President of the BundestagThomas Opperman said, “Nord Stream 2 is an important economic project, which we support and it should not be threatened by sanctions from third countries.” Mrs. Merkel would agree, no doubt, not only for the warmth, but because the pipeline will enter Germany at Greifswald in the old East Germany, part of her constituency.

The underwater Nord Stream 2 will reduce the price of natural gas by about 40% compared to overland pipelines, benefitting Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands — among the countries most outspoken about the invasion of Ukraine. But to make Nord Stream 2 work, Gazprom has to get out of old contracts with Ukraine and Poland. Gazprom is presently suing Ukraine in the international arbitration court in Stockholm to cancel both its gas supply and transit contracts, stiffing Kiev. Ukraine won the first round, but Russia appealed. In the wake of the Ukrainian victory, the EU offered to “mediate” between the two.

Mediate away a favorable judgment for Ukraine? Isn’t this whole Russia-boycott project about Putin’s interference in Ukraine’s march to democracy? Talk about collusion.

So, now that we are clear on Germany and the EU’s interest in maintaining economic ties with Russia, consider why they are pretending to keep Putin out in the hallway. Russia, they say, is out because of its horrendous behavior in Ukraine, but — while no additional sanctions have been imposed for Russian support for the Syrian war criminal regime of Bashar Assad (which may make Moscow complicit in war crimes) — Syria is on European minds.

Germany, in particular, has had harsh words for Russia over its veto of 12 UN Security Council Resolutions on Syria. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told reporters, “We can’t go on like this… So, we’re keeping up the political pressure on Russia and we’d like to increase it further. Getting Russia to change its behavior is a condition for solving the Syria conflict.” Germany has backed allied air strikes on Syria as “necessary and appropriate.”

While claiming to be appalled by Russia’s behavior in Syria, however, Germany continues to push trade not only with Russia, but with Russia’s partner in the Syrian genocide, Iran.

European firms raced to enter Iran under the terms of the 2015 JCPOA; American firms were less aggressive. But since the U.S. has withdrawn from the never-signed deal, major European companies have been winding down or winding up operations in Iran. At the same time, though, the EU has begun to update its ” blocking statute,” the most powerful response it has to prevent European companies from complying with impending Iran sanctions.

In what Mrs. Merkel has said is a bid to “protect European companies” in Iran, the statute will nullify in Europe punishment the U.S. imposes for sanctions violations and allows EU companies to sue for damages caused by leaving Iran for fear of U.S. sanctions.

So, the EU will use its leverage to keep companies in a country, Iran, that hangs gay people from cranes in the street, holds American hostages, threatens democratic Israel with annihilation, participates fully in the Syrian genocide, and actively seeks nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology.

And as Iran seeks military technology, Germany obliges.

In 2016, with government permission, the German company Krempel sold electronic press boards to Iranian companies. The German newspaper Bild reported that Krempel parts were discovered at the site of a Syrian government chemical attack on its civilian population. The Jerusalem Post said the technology was used in the rockets that delivered the chemicals. Krempel didn’t deny it, telling Bild the company was “shocked” to find its product in Syria.

A 2018 German intelligence report confirms that Iran is currently seeking nuclear technology in Germany.

Since the 2015 JCPOA, Germany, has been Iran’s largest European trading partner: 2.9 billion euros in 2016 according to the German government and 3.6 billion euros in 2017. Interestingly, the trade goes only one way: in 2016, Germany exported 2.6 billion euros worth to Iran and took back only 300 million euros. According to Deutsche Welle, Germany imports dried fruits, pistachios, rugs and industrial raw materials from Iran and sends machinery and equipment, cars, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and medical products, and takes back

Chemicals, machinery, industrial raw materials for Iran’s mullahs. What could go wrong?

In sum, then, President Trump’s faux pas appears to be having the temerity to suggest that Russia — a key German trading partner — have a place at the table for international trade talks. Perhaps it would be better to leave the hypocritical Germany out in the hallway.

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Upcoming Events

Today, June 6
11:30 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.
Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
4000 RCA Blvd.
Palm Beach Gardens
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Tuesday, June 12
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
City of Palm Beach Gardens City Hall
10500 N. Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens
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Palm Beach Gardens Marriott
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Job Postings

The Palm Beach North Chamber would like to welcome and recognize our newest members. We are delighted to have each of you as a part of our Chamber family!

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Hurricane Season Started June 1; Now is the Time to Ensure You Are Storm Ready.

Floridians know all too well that our state’s geographic location increases our propensity for catastrophic weather, and unfortunately, hurricanes mean more than strong winds and rain. Hurricanes also cause Florida’s property insurance marketplace to be far more complex than other states. For years, the Florida Chamber has advocated to better protect Floridians from the financial risk associated with our government-run property insurance entities. We have long-supported protecting families and businesses against “hurricane taxes” and making necessary changes to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (Cat Fund). We will continue our efforts to reform Florida’s current property insurance market. In the meantime, we encourage you to be prepared. Take advantage of Florida’s hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday, June 1-7,  to purchase the items that will help protect your family, home and property. Click here for a list of qualifying items.

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Rick Hoagland, a CPA with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil (CDL), joined the board of directors of the Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center in Jupiter. Hoagland is the Director of Business Valuation and Ligation Support at CDL. He has been with the Firm since June 2013.

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People stand on the rubble of houses at the site of a Saudi-led airstrike near Yemen’s Defense Ministry complex in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Photo: AP/Hani Mohammed)

The United States is already militarily involved in Yemen, with special forces targeting al-Qaeda and Islamic State operatives who are then attacked by American drones.  Thus far, however, it has stayed mostly outside the Yemeni civil war, in which Iranian-backed Houthi forces are fighting the Saudi-UAE-supported Yemeni government, although there are reports that Americans are helping locate and destroy ballistic missiles and launch sites that Houthi rebels have used to attack cities in Saudi Arabia.

Why should the United States increase its support for the anti-Houthi faction, particularly lacking any congressional support for additional involvement in Yemen?  The Houthis are not America’s enemy; the enemy is Iran, which declared war on us in 1979 and pursues a variety of strategies to wear us down while it pursues its illicit nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Expanding the American role in Yemen would serve Iran’s strategic interests rather than our own.  The Iranians hope a bigger American footprint in Yemen – along with deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria – will sap American resources, cost lives, sow civil discord, and reduce American prestige.  Iran believes that its stock will rise accordingly.

According to news reports, the UAE has asked for U.S. help in an operation to take control of the port of Hodeidah, Yemen’s fourth-largest city, sitting on the Red Sea near the entrance to the Gulf of Aden.  It is a strategic location for Red Sea shipping and an important stronghold for the Iran-backed Houthi fighters.  The port has played an important role in the delivery of emergency aid supplies to Yemen.  Hodeidah has been bombed on different occasions by Saudi-coalition air forces, and facilities at the port – especially large cranes and dock equipment – have been destroyed.

Yemeni forces, backed by the Arab coalition, have taken control of the tourist resorts in Al Nukhaila in the Al Duraihimi province just west of the rebel-held port city of Al Hodeidah, an operation that killed some 73 Houthi fighters, according to Arab sources.  But it is doubtful that Yemeni anti-Houthi forces can complete a mission to take control of Hodeidah province and its port without outside support.

The UAE (probably speaking for the Saudi government as well) claims to want only American intelligence and the use of drones to complement the Arab mission.  Keeping in mind, however, that neither the UAE nor the Saudis have ever launched a successful land attack, particularly one that requires amphibious landings and air drops, the job will likely require far more from the U.S.  It is only a small jump from there to American involvement in an across-the-board military effort.

While it is true that Iran is supplying missiles and weapons and probably financial support to the Houthi insurgency, as well as operating in Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, Iranian support for Shi’ite causes is not the most important threat to U.S. security.

Much more important is Iran’s ability to destabilize or gain control of friendly countries in the region, to threaten Israel with ballistic missiles and possibly nuclear weapons, and to threaten Saudi Arabia with annihilation.  Responding to the mess in Yemen is a poor way to deal with these important challenges.

If the United States wants to stop Iran, Yemen is not the best place to do it.  Iran, after all, has nothing much to lose there since, even in the unlikely case that the Houthis are finally defeated (which will be costly), it won’t matter in the big picture.  Iran can use the defeat – of someone else, not itself – as a rallying cry against the “Great Satan,” step up its nuclear and missile programs, and drop the fake posture it is using successfully right now as a “nice guy” in full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, the “Iran deal”) from which President Trump rightly withdrew.

The best way to deal with Iran is twofold:

  • Support opposition to the Iranian regime in order to destabilize the ruling mullahs.
  • Knock out key Iranian assets either using covert means or through specifically targeted operations.

Neither of these options constitutes American-generated “regime change,” and that’s as it should be.

The place to start is to make an effort to understand the vast store of sensitive intelligence that the Israelis lifted from Iran.  Among other things, documents show that Iran’s military is in charge of refining uranium to 90% (weapons grade) and has been for quite a while.  The military is completely outside the JCPOA, so it should be understood that despite the deal, or alongside the deal, or in subversion of the deal, Iran is and has been making weapons-grade material and probably building its first nuclear weapons.  It continues to seek WMD technology from Germany, among others, and the Iran-North Korea nuclear axis requires a much harder look by the United States and other intelligence agencies.

It is relevant and vitally important to use the Israeli-procured information to develop a real strategy against the mostly hidden and growing threat of a nuclear Islamic Republic – one that got its start long before the JCPOA, continued through it, and continues to this day.

Forget the Houthis.

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