Are the recent street protests in Iran a genuine grassroots uprising against that country’s repressive government? Or is thus yet another regime change attempt from the people that messed up Ukraine, Libya and Syria? The jury may still be out on that one, but one thing is obvious, which is that the chief suspects in the regime change theory sure are enjoying themselves exploiting the opportunity for that end.
Ahead of an absurd emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the issue, we’ve had a number of people, who just happen to be those who were agitating against Iran all last year, making a number of boo hoo, sob sob statements on their tool of choice, Twitter.
Here’s Donald J. Swamp’s contribution:
“Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism. Looks like they will not take it any longer. The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations.”
Money and wealth being stolen and squandered to fund terrorists? Why, he just neatly described his own country – the one that armed and funded the Mujahadeen, al-Qaeda, and which has been helping ISIS terrorists escape unharmed from areas the US-coalition was just about to bomb. However, since most Americans are perpetually distracted by the endless “bread and circuses” of media, sport and movies, it might still take some time before they cotton onto what has been happening with their tax dollars.
Then we had Mrs Clinton, the one whose regime change plan for Libya turned that country into a failed state, a terrorist playground, and a living hell:
“The Iranian people, especially the young, are protesting for the freedom and future they deserve. I hope their government responds peacefully and supports their hopes.”
The State Department mouthpiece, Heather Nauert:
“Secretary Tillerson reiterates the United States’ deep respect for the Iranian people. We call on all nations to stand with us in demanding the regime respect their basic human rights.”
Mike Pence, who took time out from his busy career as Vice President of the United States to lecture another country on issues wholly unconnected with America:
“Today, the Iranian people are once again rising up to demand freedom and opportunity and under @POTUS Trump, the United States is standing with them. This time we will not be silent.”
And Nikki Haley:
“The people of Iran are crying out for freedom. All freedom-loving people must stand with their cause.”
If that brings out any reaction in you other than a long drawn out yawn, followed by a bad feeling of nausea in the pit of your stomach, then I would suggest that you haven’t been paying much attention over the past couple of decades.
You will see I have highlighted certain words and phrases. Human rights. Freedoms. Future. Opportunities. Take a stand. Cannot keep silent. They are the same words that US officials use every time they are trying to topple a regime that they have in their sights. It’s as predictable as dawn coming tomorrow.
Of course, if we didn’t know any better, it might just sound like these people actually care about their fellow human beings in Iran, their freedoms and their human rights. But they don’t and we can be certain that they don’t for a number of reasons.
Firstly, they have absolutely no idea why these people were protesting, and frankly they don’t give two hoots. Initial reports said that they were all about a sudden increase in egg and poultry prices. However, subsequent reports have suggested that they had more to do with the Government’s proposed budget, which will see big cuts in subsidies. Whichever, it seems that the initial reasons were nothing to do with what the US officials were touting, though of course they did their level best to encourage the protests to become what they wanted them to be about, rather than what the protesters necessarily were complaining about.
Secondly, one of the United States’ biggest allies is Saudi Arabia. I don’t like the Iranian regime one bit, but as a Christian, if I had to go to live in one or other of those countries, guess which one I would choose? Not hard is it? But not only does the United States never condemn the oppression of human rights, the lack of freedom and opportunities in that particular country, Messrs Swamp, Tillerson and Pence all went there last year to dance and smooch with the Saudi royal family. So much for high and lofty ideals.
And thirdly, the sympathy of the leadership of the United States when a people are being oppressed or killed by a harsh regime does appear to be somewhat conditional. What is that condition? Well, if the regime in question is a geostrategic enemy or obstacle, then the tears flow, the silence is broken and the stand is taken. But if the regime in question is a geostrategic partner, there’ll be no tears, complete silence, and certainly no stand. Take the Ukrainian coup back in 2013. Whilst the Maidan protests were going on, the leadership of the United States was saying exactly the same things they are now saying about Iran: human rights, freedoms, future, blah, blah, blah. But when the bandits that usurped power illegally began using Nazi battalions to terrorise the people of the Donbass, the US and its allies went strangely silent. Actually that’s not quite true. They actually blamed it on those poor people for having the nerve to resist the new US-installed bandit regime. So the rule is this: cry when an enemy government is oppressing its people; ignore when an ally government is oppressing its people.
Whether or not the US was behind the protests remains to be seen, but what we do know from General Wesley Clark’s revelation back in 2007 is that the United States fully intends to “take out” that country. And so if the finger of suspicion is pointed at the US, it’s not without reason.
My advice is this:
Number 1 — Get rid of your TV, since you will now be faced with a relentless propaganda campaign that could well lead to yet another disastrous Washington-manufactured Middle Eastern war.
Number 2 — Don’t be taken in by their sick, hypocritical show of concern for the people of Iran. They don’t care one bit. If they have to bomb those same people they are now crying about in order to topple the regime, just as in Iraq, Libya and Syria, I’m quite sure they’ll be more than happy to do so.