Is the Tehran street ever fickle!
Is ‘Death to Whom it May Concern’
the Iranian version of ‘U.S. Out of North America’?
President Trump’s bold action may get the regime change in Iran that America has wanted these past 40 years. Contrast that with Obama-Biden’s over-eager desire to make a deal, any deal, no matter how craven.
After bald-faced denials, the Iranian government is admitting it is the gang that couldn’t shoot straight. They shoot ballistic missiles into two military compounds but manage to kill no one. But they did bring down a civilian passenger jetliner, killing all 176 aboard.
The New York Times is reporting this morning (01-11-2020):
Iranians vented fury toward their government after Tehran’s admission, with thousands pouring into main squares around the city on Saturday afternoon. Gatherings organized on social media to mourn the victims of the crash swiftly turned into angry protests against the government’s actions.
“Death to liars!” and “Death to the dictator!” people chanted, according to videos posted on social media. “You have no shame,” shouted several young men, as the crowd joined in a chorus, another video showed. People carried candles and placed flowers at the gates of the universities and public squares.
The country’s elite security force and its top leader were not spared. At universities, crowds called the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps “incompetent” and “the people’s shame.” And some even called on the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to resign.
The Babylon Bee is reporting that Trump’s approval rating
among terrorists have hit an all-time low!
Gross incompetence cannot be forgiven
One might wonder why Khomeini Airport, named after the 1979 hostage-taking imam, didn’t suspend passenger flights. This is the regime that so spooked Democrats? On her MSNBC show today (01-11-2020), after praising Iran for having “stepped up” and admitting it shot down the airliner, Joy Reid then explicitly adopted Iran’s Trump-blaming position on the matter.
Trump’s decision to kill a senior Iranian military leader is the reason Iran was on a war footing near its civilian airport. And while Iran’s and rightly accepted that country’s fault for the horrible tragedy, Iranian officials also noted the accident was the result of a human error caused by US adventurism.
Parse the woman’s language. Not “claimed” the accident was caused by U.S. adventurism, but “noted” — the word signifies the acknowledgement of an accepted fact. SHEESH!
Presidential candidate Mayor Pete (whose last name, the spelling of which I’m too lazy to look up) tweeted:
Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight.
And this is the guy who trades on the fact that he wore the uniform!
Joe Lieberman gets the last word: The Democrat(ic) nominee for vice president in 2004 and a long-time U.S. Senator asks: “Why can’t the party’s candidates simply admit Qasem Soleimani’s death makes Americans safer?” That was published six days ago (01-05-2020)!