March 31st, 2010
02:00 PM ET
4 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. cregis

    Does she even know where Iran is and what does she want us to do? Get into a shooting war with them? I guess she remembers McCain's
    Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran" song. What a ridiculous stupid person!

    March 31, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  2. sherry

    Sarah has nothing crediable to say....she gets her cue cards from Fox news.

    March 31, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. Peachy Keen

    This lame brained woman does not write anything on her Facebook page, and if forced to explain was is written, could not.

    March 31, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. shoegazer

    Knowing her past attempts to articulate foreign policy,I would think she had someone write this for her.3..2..1...fade to black.Please.

    March 31, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  5. Felonious Monk

    Hello Mrs Palin,
    what is your solution to the Iran nuclear problem?

    Offer some solutions rather than the same old same old!

    It is easy to throw rocks, but not as easy to dodge them. May be that is why you only throw rocks?

    March 31, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  6. Fola

    I think its time for this heifer to shut her trap!!!! Just opening your mouth to talk wont make you a leader!!!!! We don't any more suggestion from her!!! PLS CNN stop giving this woman media time!!!!

    March 31, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  7. Colbers

    Does Sarah Palin even have enough foreign policy experience to make such a judgement? This woman needs to stick to being a hockey mom.

    March 31, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  8. Jimbo Bohhner

    More fear soup from The Quitter. Conservative sheeple gettin' fatter and fatter.

    March 31, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  9. TonyH

    Tell me, Sarah – exactly how much progress was made through sanctions against Iran by Bush? Or Clinton? Or Bush? Or Reagan? We've had 30 years of pressure on Tehran and only lukewarm support on the matter from the most critical partner in such sanctions – Russia. This is not something any president is going to resolve in his first year.

    As for Israel, Netanyahu (or is that "I'm-a-yahoo"?) heads a coalition that is no friend of the US – ally, yes, friend not by their actions. The current Israeli administration is reactionary and headed towards even more religiously conservative attitudes as Netanyahu attempts to shore up his shaky gathering of factions. Until and unless a change occurs in the next Israeli elections, Israel will not act as a friend to us – only as an ally whose interests are often markedly different from our own.

    March 31, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  10. Sylvia

    I would like Palin to tell us what the Rebublic Administration did to stop Iran. Nothing. Iran is an independant nation. Other than UN sanctions or a world war against Iran (which won't happen unitl Iran actually fires a nuclear weapon against Isreal) , negotiation is the ony route to follow.

    March 31, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  11. Emma

    Would Palin have us bomb Iran?

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  12. Peter Denton

    Palin once again demonstrating her staggering lack of knowledge regarding issues of foreign policy. Shame on anyone who takes her seriously and shame on her for using her bully pulpit to sway the dangerously weak-minded.

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  13. bdm

    and this lady is qualified to make statements about foreign policy because she has a bachelor's degree in journalism? wont' someone make this woman go away? please? i have patience with ignorance but not for being proud of being ignorant.

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. cspurgeon

    What a loony-bin. Go Away and spend your money.

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  15. LuAnn & Wayne Houle

    Like Sarah Palin even knows where Iran is. Or Israel for that matter.

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  16. Chris

    Why don't we send Palin over there as punishment, then they would give up nukes in a second... She is sooooooooooo Elmer Fudd.

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. PEDRO

    I wasn't aware that you believed in or even knew of the first holocaust. How about that, after 8 colleges and 12 years of school for an Associates degree in journalism you picked up an honest to goodness fact. Well good for you. Gold star stick for you Sarah!

    March 31, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. LacrosseMom

    Gov. Palin, will do or say anything to be in the "news"....... a "second holocaust"?! Where has this woman been as millions of Africans have been killed in civil wars?

    Obviously, Mrs. Palin, does not understand how a nuclear "power" works: Israel has nukes and eventually Iran will have nukes. IF they bomb each other, its the END of their nations. Period. ITS CALLED DETERRENCE.

    WHO started the nuclear arms race? The U.S.A.

    BTW for all the Fear mongers: Iran does not have a nuke yet!

    March 31, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  19. Kurt Woods

    I wonder who wrote that for her. Both the vocabulary and the subject matter are way beyond her capabilities. Maybe the same person who ghost-wrote her memoirs?

    March 31, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. Shepherder in CT

    Ok Sarah,
    Which periodical (of the many that you read) told you to say this? The Middle East is much more turbulant than your little brain can handle. You can not maintain the peace when one side is not making peaceful action. I am pro-Israel but it does not serve the U.S. well to condone their building projects on disputed land.
    As far as Iran, what did George W and yor croonies do for eight years while Iran was developing this technology?
    Let Trig talk. He probably has something less retarded to say!

    March 31, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. Lawrence Moses

    Palin is such an idiot. How much longer will we have to see her making headlines??? I just want to puke every time says something.

    March 31, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  22. Anonymous

    I dont believe Palin could find Iran on a map.

    March 31, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  23. Ken

    I am sure the President will step up and state what a strong supporter he is of the only democracy and friend that the US has in the area, but as in every area of this President's agenda to "re-make America", the voters, who ultimatly are still in charge, should watch what the man does, and not pay too much attention to his press releases.

    March 31, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  24. Anonymous

    Lol, when did Sarah Palin become a foreign policy expert? Does she even know what a sanction is or what implications it has?

    March 31, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  25. Ed

    She just a big mouth lady

    March 31, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
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