Op-Ed By Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are


DOV-HIKINDThe proposed U.S. deal with Iran would give the largest terror state in the world the ability to create nuclear weapons. Consequently columnists, clergy, military experts and world leaders are all weighing in on the possibilities. Let there be no question: The range of potential scenarios differs greatly, depending upon your vantage point.

For instance, while Israel fears the possibility of a nuclear attack and the annihilation (G-d forbid) of millions of its citizens, the Saudis are more concerned that their rival in the most unstable region of the world will now be calling the shots. And what follows next is a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

Some military experts say the U.S. is opening the door to Iran having nuclear weapons in the very near future, as little as three years. Other experts believe the future will arrive sooner than expected. Even Democrats in the U.S. Congress have broken ranks with President Obama denouncing this “peace in our time” deal as potentially tragic.

Only one leading voice has remained silent. Only one key U.S. leader has absented herself from the debate.

Hillary Clinton—where are you?

Regardless of whether President Obama is motivated by the need to leave a legacy (as if Obamacare wasn’t enough), guile and vindictiveness towards Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, or just an inability to see beyond his ego while slinking toward an immediate feel-good diplomacy that turns a blind eye to reality, the results are all painfully the same. A bad deal with Iran is a bad deal we will all come to deeply regret. Gallows humor brings the term seller’s remorse to mind, but it’s hardly applicable in the likely wake of millions of murdered human beings. Our sorrow will reach new depths that, having only unleashed two comparatively small atom bombs 70 years ago, we really cannot begin to fathom.

Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton has remained silent on this matter. Mrs. Clinton, the former the U.S. Secretary of State under President Obama, a leader whose experience clearly marks her as an expert on foreign affairs, has chosen, thus far, to sit this conversation out. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose candidacy for the highest office in the land is all but guaranteed, a remarkable woman who takes a position on every other hot topic facing the American people, is conspicuously absent on this all-important issue.

Hillary Clinton, where are you hiding? And why? What can possibly be more important than this threat?

If elected President, Madame Secretary, you will inherit the nightmare that our current president is irresponsibly saddling our nation and the rest of the world with. You will preside over a United States as it stares down the barrel of a nuclear Iran that has, for decades, since the rise of the fanatical Ayatollahs, screamed the murderous threat “Death to America!” You, Mrs. Clinton, will find yourself in the unenviable position of Commander in Chief of the U.S. armed forces which have been targeted in the past by Iran and will be targeted again by this leading sponsor of world terrorism. Only now this same fanatical band of extremists will have THE BOMB.

How can you, Mrs. Clinton, at a time like this, stay silent?

If only we could rest assured that Iran’s promises to “destroy Israel” and its chants of “Death to America” were just campaign slogans. Alas, history has taught us that despots remain despots, that those who preach murder too often commit murder, and that all of us are unsafe while fanatics remain in power.

By virtue of your experience, your position, and your potential to lead our nation, your voice, Mrs. Clinton, should be heard everywhere and by everyone. And while your words may not stop this current out-of-control U.S. President from shoving his own personal agenda down the throat of a world that will pay dearly for this choice, it will certainly tell us who you are and how, given the opportunity, you plan to lead our country.

So please, Mrs. Clinton. Please.

Speak up.

Dov Hikind – Member of NYS Assembly

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  1. a)I’m not sure Hillary reads Yeshivaworld.com.
    b) If I remember correctly, at the start f our dear Presidents first term, he was already picking on Israel and looking for “space between Israel and the US”. Hillary at the time joined his band wagon and said she had a pretty tough conversation over the phone with Netanyahu.
    Dov, how about as a great activist yourself over the years, help arrange a rally of support for Israel in the face of an administration that treats Americas sworn enemies (who shout Death to America) and sponsors of global terrorism with more respect than the one democratic steadfast ally of the United States in the Middle East, who is regularly indeed threatened with annihilation by that mentioned enemy (IRAN)

  2. Hilary is where most Democrats want her to be. In factg, she may be the most hawkish candidate running.

    Dov Hikind’s problem is that he is in the wrong party.

    The Democrats favor isolationsism, tax and spend but only for handouts for their supporters and not a dime for defense, not to mention supporting the rights of gays to express themselves publicly over the rights of religious minorities to deviate from secular norms.

    He really needs to change his registration and join the Republicans.

  3. The problem is that Dov Hikind should stick to City and State issues which he was elected to do. Foreign policy is not his business. So far, he has struck out with tax credits, garbage trucks blocking school buses and shaimos being dumped. Don’t grandstand unless you’ve accomplished something. Please Dov, no more press releases or photo ops.

  4. #5 – Your comments are not fair. You cannot blame him for not being successful. He tries very hard and is very talented and that is itself is a success. Let him continue to speak out on foreign affairs like he is been doing. Why not? No one else has the guts to speak out….Keep going Dov!!!! We are right behind you !

  5. First of all Dov, it’s time to ditch the Democratic party. They are the enemies of Klal Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel.
    Secondly, Hillary Clinton does not want to ruin her chances of securing the backing of Obama YM’Sh should she decide to run for president. That is obviously more important to her than speaking up for what is right.
    All these politicians are self-serving. Plain and simple.

  6. “Foreign policy is not his business.”

    Indeed states are not permitted by the US Constitution to have foreign policies.

    “They are the enemies of Klal Yisroel and Eretz Yisroel.”

    Obama has had the US cast five votes at the UN in support of Israel IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS ALONE. We need more such enemies. Not one other country backed Israel in any of those five votes.

    And 57% of Republican primary voters want to establish Christianity as the official religion of the United States, overturning the First Amendment (which they are all about supporting when it permits Christians to express bigotry) and making Jews into second class citizens. The only way you can support a party like that is if you want to make conditions for Jews in the US so bad that we will all be forced to make aliyah.

    “it’s time to ditch the Democratic party”

    He could, but remember that a Republican in the New York State Assembly has about as much influence as a Jew in the Iranian parliament.

  7. Maybe Clinton is going to wait to read the actual agreement if one ever happens. She has no more information regarding the contents than the commenters here.