If you were following the news after Qasem Soleimani was dispatched to Hell, you would have been repeatedly told that President Trump’s decision to take out the world’s number one terrorist leader was a big mistake because it unified the people of Iran behind their government and against the United States.
Virtually every news anchor and so-called expert panelist claimed that Trump had reversed the fledgling anti-regime demonstrations. Killing a man so beloved in his homeland coalesced the people of Iran in hateful opposition to America.
Prior to the killing of Soleimani, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to call for the ousting of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and the rest of the extremist Islamic regime. Thousands of demonstrators were arrested and more than 100 gunned down by forces controlled by Soleimani.
Though just an opinion – and a biased one, at that – one anti-Trump talking head after another stated with implied factual certainty that Trump had turned the anti-regime forces in Iran against America. They based their bogus theory on the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who came out to mourn Soleimani – ignoring the fact that the regime closed all schools and government offices with orders to attend the funeral.
They enticed the people with free food. That is no small incentive in a nation where government policies have led to worldwide sanctions and runaway inflation. Large swaths of the Iranian people are desperate for food.
The Democrat’s and the media’s theory did not make sense on the surface of it. By what reason would one assume that those who hated the regime – including Soleimani – would suddenly embrace the leaders in Tehran. Of course, Democrats and media were not thinking logically. They were playing out their obsessive desire to twist all events against Trump. This was nothing more than political spin.
If you think not, then consider this.
Tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets AGAIN. Are they chanting “death to America?” Nope. They are chanting “death to the Supreme Leader.” They are calling for the overthrow of the regime in Tehran. They were expressing joy over the killing of Soleimani. And they blamed their government for the downing of the Ukrainian jet – killing 82 Irani citizens.
Facing evidence that their previous narrative was nothing more than political bs, the left tried to salvage their reputations as legitimate political analysts by saying that the demonstrations were a result of the shooting down of the Ukrainian airliner and had nothing to do with their feeling about America. In fact, the New York Times ran a headline that read: “Iran, United by Loss of General, Divided Over Plane Crash.” That is a lie – and the plane did not “crash,” It was shot down.
Nice try, but no cigar. While CNN and MSNBC – and the New York Times and Washington Post reporters they put on their panels – did not report fully on the chants of the Demonstrators, one news outlet did. Among the chants was “hate the regime, not America.” One interviewed demonstrator said, “we love Americans.” It was reminiscent of the Hong Kong demonstrators waving American flags and praising President Trump – something the left-leaning east coast press under-reported, if at all.
In view of the fact that the Iran regime murdered hundreds of demonstrators – and thousands of opponents in the past – the demonstrations reflect both the bravery of the Iranian people and the depth of their desire to have the freedoms oppressed by Tehran.
Comparing the wishful thinking false reports by the media at the time of Soleimani’s public funeral to the appearance of the huge anti-regime demonstrations that followed, it is perfectly fair and accurate to say that the speculative reports and analyses of the east coast media were baseless political propaganda – fake news.
So, there ‘tis.