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

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

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. Pam from Iowa

    As a woman, I find Sarah Palin to be the most un-intelligent woman on the planet!
    Her lack of knowledge if very offensive.
    Can someone please put some duct tape on that pig's lips?

    March 31, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  2. Ken

    Well said Sarah, I couldn't have said better. You expressed the frustration and feelings of so many supporters of true democracy and freedom around the world.

    March 31, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Stephanie

    So Palin thinks the world will rally around her?? Outside of her American base she is a laughing syock...and a scarey one at that.

    Does she understand that sanctions must include getting countries like China and Russia onside?? Has she even spoken with any other world leader? She is afraid to even talk to American jounalists.

    Or perhaps she thinks that Pres. Obama should just tell them to via his Facebook page?

    March 31, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. Briana the college student

    Somebody told Palin to do this so she looks more qualified in 2012. Not buying it.

    March 31, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. Jeff

    We get don't like Obama. Go away....please?

    March 31, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  6. shojayxt

    There she goes again. Talking about things she knows nothing about. I bet palin can't even name another Middle Eastern country other than Iran. She has nothing to offer other than fear and hate. Does this woman ever have anything positive to say? And do her followers actually believe the stuff she says? Or are they just following her because she attacks Obama?

    March 31, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  7. judy

    seperatists don't normally like others... raise your hand if you think palin actually cares about the people of Isreal? any one?

    March 31, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  8. Steve Baggett

    You know the feeling you get when you pass a horrific vehicle accident and the better part of you tells you dont look but thats exactly what you do? Thats how I react when Sarah Palin pops up on the screen.The better part of me knows not to look or listen but thats exactly what I do.In regards to the carnage at the vehicle accident scene it's over,done.With Sarah Palin,it's like having front row tickets to witness a disaster slowly unfold.I am certain she has a devoted following that only Tammy Faye Baker could match.But for the rest of us,even the better part of us ,watch Sarah and thank God she is on their side.

    March 31, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Barbara

    So – now Karl Rove and or Dick Cheney are writing for sister "Sarah" on her facebook account. I cannot bring myself to really say what I would like about this person.

    March 31, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Nick San Diego

    What would Palin do, if she were in power and adversaries were in Canada, Mexico?
    The Holocaust she's talking about is happeing in Gaza and the West Bank, only it;s slower and insidious.
    Besides, if , as she says its; dangerous for Israel, then let the Israelis worry about it. We're Americans and lets worry about our problems. We've already lost our countrymen for Israel over in Iraq.
    What is it with these politicians that talk of Israel as if it were one of our States.

    March 31, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. Michael Wong

    Why is it America's duty to calm down the Mideast tensions which Israel routinely inflames? If Israel and the rest of the Middle East can't get along, why should Americans die for it? Why should Americans pay for it?

    Israel makes no real efforts at regional diplomacy. Why should it, when they know that America will cover for them?

    March 31, 2010 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  12. Amir Goy

    Anyone who is willing to do a bit of digging will find that no evidence actually exists that there is a weapons program and that Iran is totally within her legal rights to have a well monitored peaceful nuclear energy program, and that there have NOT been calls for the actual physical "destruction" of Israel but rather the eventual fading away of the zionist regime. Huge difference. One the lamestream media has barely, if at all, bothered to bring to our attention. I wonder why? A bit more digging would also reveal that this very dangerous woman was dredged up/discovered by the thoroughly discredited, and just as dangerous neocon crowd, and that she appears to be a handy and divisive tool serving the interests of others who clearly do not put American interests first...and who are also very obviously composing such distortion packed statements for the lucidity challenged S.P. to palm off as her own.

    March 31, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. RN

    IF Palin knew anything about the middle east conflict or was an intelligent person commenting in a thoughtful way about this I could understand interest in what she says. She is not thoughtful, she is not well educated nor is she knowledgeable about world affairs – so why is this being reported? I could get up and talk about current affairs that would be more than she understands – will you report my comments on CNN? So, why do you waste the space – and electrons on her?

    March 31, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  14. Patrick

    Palin is so out of touch with reality it is astounding . . . .

    She needs to pack her bags and go back where she came from .. . most likely a cave

    March 31, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  15. Tom from Tx

    This woman needs hormone therapy.

    March 31, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  16. rob

    Shutup sarah

    March 31, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  17. maggie

    Sarah Palin should be ashamed of herself for making such a classless comment, esspecially while Jews around the world are observing the oldest Jewish holiday. Though Iran is a viable threat to Israel, and Jews everywhere, her association with the Obama administrations actions and a Second Holocaust are disgusting.

    March 31, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  18. Bruce

    Just what we need–a lecture on foreign policy by that towering intellectual giant, Sarah Palin. Tell us, Sarah, exactly what "crippling" sanction do you propose? Obama has not given up on sanctions against Iran, but he needs to get our allies to go along, because sanctions by the United States alone will have little effect. This, of course, is lost on Palin.

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  19. tilleli

    wow, the Iranian are really that strong, I thought the Iranian start nuclear energy long time before Obama is the president ,why now ,palin you start care about it,you have to ask Russia for help because you can see Mr putin from your balcony

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  20. Joe in PA

    It is very easy to sit back and find fault and "Monday morning quarterback" everything somebody does. It is much more difficult to play the game. A quarter back must train and learn the game and then be willing to play, to make decisions and execute based upon the situation and his capabilities as well as the teams capabilities. It is difficult get a degree from a good university. It is difficult to get a law degree. It is difficullt to be elected president. It is difficult to be president and make the tough decisions. Sarah Palin, one who has failed to do the difficult and one who has failed to execute (she is a quitter after all) has proven once again that any idiot can be a Monday morning quarterback.

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  21. Mark

    Well, at least somebody seems to be aware of what is going on in the world of Islam.

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  22. Kira

    Someone please, please put a muzzle on this lady!!!!

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  23. Joe Liptow

    The real Holocaust that she should be worried about is the one that is going on right now in America. Namely, the slow death of those not willing to join in with new Priviledged Socialism of the Political Class. Maybe it's not to late if we find leaders to unite umongst the angry Independants, budget minded Conservatives, freedom loving Libertarians, awakened Republicans, and a few remourseful Democrates. The knife is very close to the throat of the Goose that Laid that Golden Egg. We gotta grap that knife.

    March 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  24. The Great Northwest

    Go back in your millions dollars house ( another of your freebees like the wardrobe )then shut your pie hole / you are NOT the President and never will be but you certainly are the party of Not,hate ,fabricated lies and screaming as loud as you can with your fingers nails on chalkboard voice.

    March 31, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  25. Mat777

    Obama's assault on Israel IS his Iran policy. Look at the March 21st presentation on CNN of Fareed Zakaria's show, GPS ( global public square ) which is broadcast internationally. The podcast is available at CNN. In the first five minutes Mr. Zakaria , also an editor at Newsweek, exemplifies the attempt to make Israel a dhimmi state. Prior to dialogue with a number of guests Mr. Zakaria offered his “ take “ on the current political climate. Mr. Zakaria posits that Israel is “ not truly serious “ about “ its claims “ that Iran is an “ existential threat “. Why , he asks, does Israel allow “ petty domestic considerations “ to get in the way the possibility of warmer relations with Arab neighbors that also view Iran as a threat? Mr. Zakaria asks why Israels “ motley collection of political parties “ is allowed to get in the way of peace efforts? Mr. Zakaria then, with opprobrium never tossed at an Ahmadinejad or Chavez , calls the Israeli Prime Minister a “ hack “. In short Israel's security concerns, her capital city, her governmental process, must all be made subservient to maintaining good relations with the one country it will need in order to face Iran. That country of course being the USA. Mr. Zakaria promotes the idea that warmer relations with Israel's Arab neighbors should be built on a policy of, " the enemy of my enemy is my friend ". Not a policy based on mutual recognition, human rights, freedom of religious worship, or any other reliable and maintainable standard that leads to true amicable relations between nations. Israel must pay for the privilege of defending Saudi interests with an attack on Iran by making concessions that lead to Israel's own destruction. A win-win for the Saudis and a lose-lose for Israel. Zakaria represents the Obama approach. It is obvious that for Obama Israel is a dhimmi nation. He spares no attempt to insult and injure Israel and has nothing but contempt for its elected government. He will praise Israel only when it becomes a victim.

    March 31, 2010 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
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