March 31st, 2010
02:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin warns of 'Second Holocaust' if Iran gains nuclear weapons

Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy.
Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy.

Washington (CNN) – Just minutes after the clock expired on the first day of Passover, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin issued a biting critique of the Obama administration's Middle-East policy via her Facebook page.

In a post entitled "Peace Not Possible if Iran Escapes Real Sanctions," Palin accuses President Obama of dropping the pursuit of "crippling" sanctions against Iran and treating Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu like an "unwelcome guest" during a recent visit to Washington.

"[J]ust as the Obama administration inexplicably gives up on imposing crippling sanctions on Iran, it's taken an uncompromising hard line against one country in the Middle East: Israel," Palin writes. "On his recent visit to Washington, the Israeli Prime Minister was treated like an unwelcome guest, as shown by White House actions such as refusing to be photographed with Israel's Prime Minister."

Palin argues that the Obama administration's actions have failed to rein in Tehran's nuclear ambitions, and that more than one year into Obama's presidency, his administration has made "no progress" on sanctions.

"The Obama administration has their priorities exactly backwards; we should be working with our friend and democratic ally to stop Iran's nuclear program, not throwing in the towel on sanctions while treating Israel like an enemy."

Palin warns that the consequences of a nuclear Iran would be devastating for Israel.

"Iran's leaders have repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel and with nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, the mullahs would be in a position to launch a Second Holocaust," Palin writes.

"We foresee a regional nuclear arms race beginning as other countries seek their own nuclear weapons to protect themselves from Iran. Nuclear non-proliferation efforts would be over," she added.

Last week, President Obama met at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting that was closed to the press. Netanyahu also met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden during his trip to Washington.

The Israeli leader met with administration officials after a show of solidarity with leaders of Congress from both parties, during which he thanked the U.S. lawmakers for their "constant support" and "unflagging" friendship.

Netanyahu's visit came amid a row over Israel's decision to build new Jewish housing on disputed land in East Jerusalem.


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  1. Anonymous

    Clearly as usuall Sarah Pallen does'nt know what she is talking about ..because if you go to the New York Times Page President Obama is Clearly Photographed with the Prime Minister.. Just what we need someone Promoting more Lies and Division within our Country..

    March 31, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  2. givemeabreak

    Palin belongs in the headlines of the National Enquirer not on CNN or any other credible distribution channel for news. Come on folks when will this total wack jobs 15 minutes of fame be over?!

    March 31, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  3. Robert

    Words from a dummy who knows nothing... Stirring up fear and anger instead of allowing diplomacy to run its course. President Obama is a smart dude. He has plans within plans that the public knows nothing about. Meanwhile, more words from a dummy every week. And we keep talking about her and talking about her... ad nausium.

    March 31, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  4. Randy, San Francisco

    Palin does not understand the complexities and nuances in dealing with Iran. Her political sloganeering is not helpful nor welcomed.

    March 31, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  5. Darin

    Palin has no clue what she's talking about, but yet continues to ramble on like a lunatic. I'm so sick of this idiot constantly attacking our country. She's one of those stupid morons who will ALWAYS have something to complain about, and will spew hateful rhetoric and instill fear in people as long as she's in the political arena. She knows nothing of foreign policy, and I'd say her "foreign policy experience" is quite the delusion.

    March 31, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  6. Anthony Heyward

    Why are we still giving this airhead airtime.

    March 31, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  7. CAWA

    Interesting for how long time will US international relation ship be dictated by Israel ? may be it's time for US to proclaim a holocaust against us done by Israel ?

    March 31, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. Dave

    This is down right false and irrisponsible on Palin part. This is why she is on the side line and not the one making policy. Anyone who listens to this nutjob is seriously retarded.

    March 31, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  9. Bleeding heart liberal

    Seriously, Palin's nothing but human filth who doesn't know what she's talking about other than spreading lies.

    March 31, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  10. will

    palin is a nut, they need to put her down

    March 31, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  11. Steve in Ct

    I can't understand why so many people are still behind President Obama after seeing the direction he's forcing our country to go. He's taking an agenda Americans have never felt was right for our democracy/republic and still don't to this day. With total disregard to what Americans retain as their values he just bullies forward turning us into what he and other world powers want, defensless ignored surfs under complete control of government. TV shoiuld be running the old futuristic movies like 1984 and Soyant (sp?) Green in hopes seeing them may spark a realization of the begining of what's coming our way. Where's Hollywood with updated like themed movies when you need them? Afraid? Both parties are equaly guilty of not representing the people as designed but rather representing their party. Represent the people or go home. And that includes POTUS.

    March 31, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  12. alpha_nu_916

    this crackpot giving advice on foreign policy . . . what a laugher.
    another christian conservative neo-con praying for a war.
    but who am i to argue her experience? she can see russia from her house.

    March 31, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  13. anotherGDlefty

    Please Sarah, leave diplomacy to the diplomats.
    These "crippling" sanctions you want won't be endorsed by China or Russia so what is your point. You remember Russia right ?

    You are not a politician or a diplomat. You are a quitter that communicates via facebook....like my 13 year old & her friend do.
    Kind of hard to take that seriously......

    March 31, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  14. Sue

    Palin is right.

    In regard to countries run by dictators/terrorists--Chavez, Castro, Iranian nutjob, North Korean nutjob--Obama is weak, and wants to be their "friend". ALL of these dictators recognize his weakness, cluelessness--and walk all over him.

    Yet, he insults one of our allies--Israel. He also insulted our Eastern European allies last year, when he ended the missile defense system.

    The elections of 2010 and 2012 cannot get here fast enough.

    March 31, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  15. smoore7

    Why are we focusing on Israel concerning their plans to build some apartment complexes on their land. Have we assumed that some of Israel's land belongs to Palestine. All of Jerusalem belongs to Israel and they have the right to do whatever they feel is in their best interests on their own property. What any other country or group of Arabs or terrorists whose only goal is to wipe out Israel, wants Israel to do is nothing more than political propoganda and manuvering. Speaking of manuvering, Iran gets an Atom bomb and the whole world will have problems. Give a gun to a murderer and he will murder. Give a nuclear bomb to a terrorist country and they will hold the whole world hostage. I guess when Iran threatens the world with a nuclear bomb, they will blame Israel for that. Muslims whether they are in the Middle East or America or in American politics will always be against Israel. Abraham surely is the father of many nations. One thing will never change and that is Isaac and Esaau and all their descendents will still be fighting over the inheritance. Arabs are known throughout their history to fight everyone and everything. The way of peace they've not known. Nuclear bombs however is a fight nobody can win and the only way to win that fight is to not allow those who live to fight to have nuclear bombs.

    March 31, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  16. david huber

    Who cares what a nit-wit like Sarah Palin thinks about anything!
    Oh yes....I forgot about her extensive worldly politcal experience....and her ability to see Russia from her front yard....right!!!!!!

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  17. Larry

    This piece of dreck fear monger is only saying this to scare uninformed jews into voting for her and her political cronies. I wish she would just go away. If only stupidity was a fatal disease.

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  18. Seneth

    Palin uses her sex appeal to incite the testosterone of her ilk. If she was as unattrative as what comes out of her mouth – no one would pay attention –especially the media she courts and which gives her air time ad nauseum.

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  19. Douglas

    Is that why we are at war? So we can be best buddies with Israel? No thanks.

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  20. Lynne

    It would be interesting to hear Palin's views on so many issues if she were addressed as President Palin.

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  21. Justin

    Sometimes, well all the time I think Palin is wrong. Pres.Obama, was upset with the PM of Israel, because he disrespected VP Biden, by announcing new "settlements" while the VP was on official an business trip to Israel to reignite the "peace process". Israel has done nothing to initiate peace in the Middle East, the people of Palestine deserve there own state, just like the state of Israel. But there has to be a concept called "compromise", and plus who cares about a photo-op...c'mon Palin, now we know why you'll never be President, hate speech doesn't go well with voters.

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  22. ramtruck2500

    Does this idiot even realize that the comment on isreali settlements has nothing to do with the Iranian measures? Here we go again with the lies and being uninformed lets just press the hot bottons OK. I still have not seen any appeasement what so ever wityh Iran. Does she even have the right country it makes no sense in reality?! OOPS my mistake she has the wrong continent maybe just plain stupid!

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  23. PJ

    She says this while the news is covering stories of Obama pushing hard for sanctions? She has no clue on foreign policy and is just saying this so that she can try to convince the crazies that its Obama's fault if the UN doesn't agree to sanctions

    March 31, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  24. Diane

    Well her mouth keeps moving only problem for someone who doesn't seem to want to hold a political office and is a quitter from the get go she just keeps rolling along. The republicans use her to do and say their dirty work hoping no one will see their dirty hands. She is a loser. Oh by the way I am neither a democrat nor a republican and I always vote in every election.

    March 31, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  25. kim

    oh boy..Ms can see Russia from my porch.

    March 31, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
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