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Levin: Biden Must Stop Pursuing 'Peace Through Appeasement or Stupidity'

By Emily Robertson | March 21, 2022 | 3:31pm EDT
Mark Levin speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Mark Levin speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden must handle the Iran nuclear deal with “peace through strength, not peace through appeasement or stupidity,” Fox News host Mark Levin said on "Life, Liberty, & Levin" Sunday. 

Levin argued that the Iran nuclear deal is not receiving enough attention, asserting the danger Iran would pose with nuclear weapons, along with the nation's connection with Russia and China, a relationship he termed the "axis of evil." 

"If Iran unleashes Hezbollah against Israel, if Iran topples the government in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, well, we can’t do anything because Iran has nukes," Levin said. "Or all over the world, Iran could make threats on behalf of its ideology and its fundamentalism."

"This has to be stopped and yet the Biden Administration, through Putin, is negotiating a deal that’s weaker than the deal in 2015. It will give tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian regime without restriction. It will ensure that they have nuclear weapons, placed on ICBMs, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, that could reach any corner of the earth.

"Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Biden is going to unleash a nuclear competition where third-world countries will have nuclear weapons and it will be easier and easier to get and harder and harder to control. It might even wind up in the hands of terrorist organizations if we do not put an end to this. Peace through strength, not peace through appeasement or stupidity because that’s where we are right now. And this Iran thing is not getting the attention that it deserves. Remember James Carafano was on here a couple of weeks ago...and he said, ‘You cannot bifurcate Russia from China or China from Iran' and I call this the axis of evil."

Below is a transcript of this portion of the segment: 

Mark Levin: “Even more concerning right now is Iran. This administration has appointed Putin, for all intents and purposes, to negotiate on our behalf with the regime in Tehran that keeps talking about death to America, "death to America." Now they already fired ballistic missiles at our consulate. What’s the response of our government? "Well, they didn’t mean to hit our consulate." You know, the enemy hears this stuff, the enemy sees this stuff. What will happen if Iran gets nukes? Well what’s happened with Putin and nukes? He’s been waving them around, he’s been blackmailing us, he’s trying to control the battlefield, right, by threatening us. You hear analysts and others say, "oh, we got to worry about this." What do you think Iran'll do? If Iran unleashes Hezbollah against Israel, if Iran topples the government in Egypt or Saudi Arabia, well, we can’t do anything because Iran has nukes. Or all over the world, Iran could make threats on behalf of its ideology and its fundamentalism.

"This has to be stopped and yet the Biden Administration, through Putin, is negotiating a deal that’s weaker than the deal in 2015. It will give tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian regime without restriction. It will ensure that they have nuclear weapons, placed on ICBMs, Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, that could reach any corner of the earth. It’s going to ensure that terrorists who right now are on terrorist watch lists, will be removed. They’re even talking about the Republican Guard, the Republican Guard that shot the missiles at our consulate, the Republican Guard that has created all these casualties with American soldiers. You see Tunnel to Towers, you see Wounded Soldiers, many of those people have lost limbs, have brain injuries, as a result of what the Iranian Republican Guard and other terrorist organizations have done. Ladies and gentlemen, Joe Biden is going to unleash a nuclear competition where third-world countries will have nuclear weapons and it will be easier and easier to get and harder and harder to control. It might even wind up in the hands of terrorist organizations if we do not put an end to this. Peace through strength, not peace through appeasement or stupidity because that’s where we are right now. And this Iran thing is not getting the attention that it deserves.”

“Remember James Carafano was on here a couple of weeks ago, the expert from the Heritage Foundation and he served as a lieutenant colonel for 25 years in the United States Army. He’s a brilliant, brilliant man. He gives advice to a lot of organizations and so forth and he said you cannot bifurcate Russia from China or China from Iran and I call this the axis of evil. They’re all working together, they’re all trying to backstop each other. If one runs out of oil, the other tries to assist; if one needs financial assistance, the other tries to assist. You better believe they’re colluding and why wouldn’t they, particularly with a feckless president of the sort that we have? So, it’s very important that we, the American people, despite the mostly ignorance – the mostly ignorant part of the media here, mostly the inattention of the media here, that we understand what’s going on in Iran.”        

Emily Robertson is a CNSNews intern and a senior at Liberty University studying Strategic Communication with a double minor in Government and Politics & Policy. She has written for the Liberty Champion as an opinion writer and news reporter, as well as participated in other extracurricular activities involving law and politics.

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