Iran: Is a Revolution Afoot?

Over the weekend, Iranians across the nation protested their supreme leader and corrupt government. It took three days, but the government, with the acquiescence of Western-owned social media chiefs, shut down access or sent threatening messages via direct message to protestors. Some of the courageous protestors are already in jail.

President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Ambassador Nikki Haley tweeted messages of support unlike President Obama who weakly watched the “Green Revolution” in 2009 and did nothing. In fact, it’s been revealed that the intent, even then, was to build relations with the rogue state and so President Obama sided with tyranny for personal gains.

It’s unclear what’s happening now in Iran as the news orgs allowed to be there–New York Times and CNN–are essentially mouthpieces for the regime. The New York Times went full-Duranty, defending the actions there. CNN showcased government-defending marches and ignored the 300,000 people marching through the streets against the regime. Their coverage was active misinformation against people seeking freedom. What a disgusting lot.

Meanwhile, this turn of events is devastating for President Obama’s legacy. The Iranian regime has used their piles of cash from Obama to fund wars in Yemen, Lebanon and Syria. The money has enriched the evil leadership. The people see the results and are furious. Money that was to help the suffering economy is now in the hands of Mullahs. President Obama directly did that. Ironically, this wrong-headedness may actually be the fuse that lights the fire of revolution. Most certainly, an unintended consequence as Obama sees his bromides about Iran’s leadership go up in smoke.

Perhaps the most damning symbol: women throwing off their head coverings in defiance. For Obama and Western feminists who defend the coverings as “freedom”, this must be particularly difficult. They are always on the wrong side of history. Always.

 

Will Iran’s leadership cave to an enraged populace? These folks want freedom to have a free and prosperous Iran. It’s too soon to tell if will happen, but there’s hope and that’s more than Iran has had for a long time.

Melissa Mackenzie
Melissa Mackenzie
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Melissa Mackenzie is Publisher of The American Spectator. Melissa commentates for the BBC and has appeared on Fox. Her work has been featured at The Guardian, PJ Media, and was a front page contributor to RedState. Melissa commutes from Houston, Texas to Alexandria, VA. She lives in Houston with her two sons, one daughter, and a Ragdoll cat. You can follow Ms. Mackenzie on Twitter: @MelissaTweets.
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