By: Brian Evans
As the Democrats and the Mainstream Media continue to paint President Trump as somehow diminishing the world’s respect for America, the world continues to prove otherwise! Whether it be Israel, who has named streets after President Trump, or Hong Kong Protesters who chant his name, in their fight for freedom, or nations like Brazil or Poland, who have tried to replicate his agenda in their own nation, or Great Britain, who have been seen a new Party form to mirror his pro-Democracy, pro-freedom, pro-Nationalist efforts, as they try to bring pride back to their nation, bring safety and security to their nations, and bring freedom and justice back to nations that have become inundated with corruption, evil, and oppression!
Now, even in one of the nations that have called for the ‘death to America’ for decades, the highly oppressed population in Iran is fighting back, as mass protests continue to spread across more than 100 cities, in one of the most brutal and oppressive Islamic Authoritarian regimes in history!
To date, more than 1,000 civilians have been arrested, and more than 100 protesters have been killed, at least that we know about! The Gateway Pundit reported on November 19th that the Islamic State in Iran was firing on and killing protesters who were demanding freedom and justice! This wasn’t the first time that protesters rose up in Iran, but it was the first time that they rose up and didn’t have the United States stab them in the back.
Even the left-wing Bloomberg News reported how Obama turned away from the Iranian protesters who tried to topple the brutal regime in June of 2009, because Obama wanted a nuclear deal, so he sided with the hate-ridden oppressive regime, allowed Muhamoud Ahmadinejad to steal the election, and then turned around and quietly in the dead of night, gave the Iranians millions of taxpayer dollars to build nuclear power, so long as they promised not to build a nuclear bomb for years, which turned out to be a lie! Bloomberg wrote about how far Obama was willing to go, to ensure that the protesters failed He cited a book from Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon, who…
In his new book, “The Iran Wars,” Wall Street Journal reporter Jay Solomon uncovers new details on how far Obama went to avoid helping Iran’s green movement. Behind the scenes, Obama overruled advisers who wanted to do what America had done at similar transitions from dictatorship to democracy, and signal America’s support.
Solomon reports that Obama ordered the CIA to sever contacts it had with the green movement’s supporters. “The Agency has contingency plans for supporting democratic uprisings anywhere in the world. This includes providing dissidents with communications, money, and in extreme cases even arms,” Solomon writes. “But in this case the White House ordered it to stand down.”
At the time, Solomon reports, Obama’s aides received mixed messages. Members of the Iranian diaspora wanted the president to support the uprisings. Dissident Iranians from inside the country said such support would be the kiss of death. In the end, Obama did nothing, and Iran’s supreme leader blamed him anyway for fomenting the revolt.
It’s worth contrasting Obama’s response with how the U.S. has reacted to other democratic uprisings. The State Department, for example, ran a program in 2000 through the U.S. embassy in Hungary to train Serbian activists in nonviolent resistance against their dictator, Slobodan Milosevic. Milosevic, too, accused his opposition of being pawns of the U.S. government. But in the end his people forced the dictator from power.
Similarly, when Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze met with popular protests in 2003 after rigged elections, George W. Bush dispatched James Baker to urge him to step down peacefully, which he did. Even the Obama administration provided diplomatic and moral support for popular uprisings in Egypt in 2011 and Ukraine in 2014.
To make matters far worse, they also noted how…
Obama ended U.S. programs to document Iranian human rights abuses. He wrote personal letters to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei assuring him the U.S. was not trying to overthrow him. Obama repeatedly stressed his respect for the regime in his statements marking Iran’s annual Nowruz celebration.
His quest to engage the mullahs seems to have influenced Obama’s decision-making on other issues too. When he walked away from his red line against Syria’s use of chemical weapons in 2013, Solomon reports, both U.S. and Iranian officials had told him that nuclear negotiations would be halted if he intervened against Bashar al-Assad.
At one point, Obama’s point man and key diplomat in negotiations with Iran told Solomon in 2016 that…
“War is the failure of diplomacy.”
However, war is also the result of bad deals, which lead to further oppression, or much worse, deals that empower the Iranian regime to have greater abilities, resources, and strength in building nuclear weapons and mechanisms designed to deliver those weapons to their enemies…Israel and the United States!
In fact, even Progressive Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director of the Independent Arms Control Association has said that…
“President Trump’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear deal, which has successfully blocked Iran’s potential pathways to a nuclear bomb, is an irresponsible act of foreign policy malpractice”
Also, previous revelations had come to light through Israeli intelligence sources that revealed that Iran was intentionally violating the accord, and lying about their actions. Jamil Jaffer, founder of the National Security Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University said…
“The Iran deal was never worth doing for the United States – we gave up too much leverage for too little in gains,” he said. “President Trump would be doing the right thing if he walks away from the deal and returns us to maximum leverage by reimposing sanctions now.”
Jamil Jaffer went on to say that…
“the complete failure of the deal to address the massive problem of Iran’s malign influence across the region and its support for international terrorism, combined with the deal’s short nuclear sunsets and its weak provisions on advanced uranium centrifuge research, ballistic missile development and testing, and surveillance of prior military nuclear worksites make the deal wholly inconsistent with U.S. national security interests, a fact recognized by the bipartisan majorities in Congress that voted against the deal negotiated by President Obama and his team.”
The agreement was originally struck in 2015 by the United States, other world powers and Iran, lifted most U.S. and international sanctions against the country. In return, Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program making it impossible to produce a bomb, along with rigorous inspections, that is until the year 2025. However, regardless of the agreement Iran continued to test missiles, support of terrorism and was set to rush nuclear weapons into the production when the agreement sunsets in seven years.
As a result of the recklessness of the deal drawn up by the Obama Administration, and Iran’s blatant refusal to follow the requirements laid out by the accord, President Trump made the critical and correct decision to withdraw from the Accord, and then reimposed some of the most strenuous economic sanctions against Iran.
Iran threatened the President and said that if he chose to withdraw from the deal, Iran would not renegotiate a new deal. Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif however said…
“If Trump makes this mistake and scraps the JCPOA (Iran’s nuclear deal) as an international achievement, he will later have to accept the rights of the Iranians under a worse situation.”
However, following the United State withdraws, President Trump went further and re-instituted the devastating economic sanctions upon the Iranian regime. Sanctions that are designed to squeeze and force the regime back to the negotiating table for a new and enforceable agreement. An agreement that would address the radical regime’s hostile activities in Iran and across the Middle East, as well as a way to prevent the out-of-control and dangerous regime from obtaining nuclear weapons, or a way to deliver those weapons!
Now, after several years of straining sanctions, the regime has been weakened, and the oppressed people of Iran have begun to fight back! This time, however, they know that they know that the United States will not stab them in the back like the Obama Administration did in 2009!
Now, as we have a President who puts people over brutal regimes, and who shows peace through strength, the people of Iran have hope! They are not only rising up but garnering respect for America that had been lost! In fact, one has to look no further than a video that was leaked out from under the thumb of the Iranian leadership, showing a female protester climbing a light post, to tear down a banner that read “Death to America”, as crowds of cheering Iranians applauded her actions…
Another woman wrote on a wall Death to Khomeini!
Therefore, not only are Americans benefiting from President Trump and his policy, but the oppressed people around the world are now as well!
Thank you, President Trump!