During the 2009 Green Movement uprising, when Iranians fought for their liberty against the despotic regime in Tehran, President Obama remained conspicuously silent for days. By and large, he abandoned the Iranian people in their time of need.
We now know that while protests were ongoing, Obama officials were creating conditions that would result in an agreement that ensured Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within the next decade. That agreement led to a cash-flush Iran that continues to pursue an expansionist foreign policy. Thanks to the Iran deal, in addition to Obama’s foreign policy promoting “daylight” with loyal allies, Iran now asserts control over much of the region, and dominates the internal affairs of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen.
You’d think that this foreign policy failure would be enough for high-ranking Obama administration officials to revisit their views on Iran. But this turns out to not be the case.
Sunday marked day four of the Iranian people's countrywide protests against the dictatorship. Their incredible acts of bravery have taken the attention of the world by storm. From tearing down posters of the Supreme Leader to demanding “death to the Islamic Republic,” these fearless, freedom-fighters know that their actions could result in the death penalty, but they choose to take the streets, day after day, night after night, risking it all for their freedom.
#IranProtests: Hundreds of thousands across #Iran chant "We don't want Islamic Republic!" & "Clerics shame on you,… https://t.co/8EEn05cksg— Mark Vallen (@Mark Vallen)1514576189.0
#Update7 :protesters attacked the governor office of #Hamedan, chanting: “ Death to the Islamic Republic”, “We don’… https://t.co/zpNQcIXeQ3— Raman Ghavami (@Raman Ghavami)1514564268.0
It’s all too predictable that the same Obama officials who gave us the Iran nuclear deal are now weighing in with extremely shoddy analysis, with many of them providing talking points that would secure the terrorist regime’s grip on power while also securing their Iran deal.
Former top Obama administration officials Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and Susan Rice tell us — in what bears the hallmarks of a coordinated messaging campaign — that it’s really just a domestic issue, and Americans have no role in any efforts to support the good guys.
The Iranian people are rightfully demanding dignity, less corruption, more opportunity, and greater control over th… https://t.co/iR2F67OBPK— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes)1514742489.0
With humility about how little we know about what's happening inside Iran, this much is clear: it's an Iranian mome… https://t.co/hMUYKnKAnz— John Kerry (@John Kerry)1514742070.0
How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet. https://t.co/w0MNlWMkxG— Susan Rice (@Susan Rice)1514725692.0
These “echo chamber” talking points, which are circulating among prominent figures in the establishment media, are utter nonsense.
First of all, they treat the situation like the scales are weighed evenly between the Iranian regime and protesters. They fail to mention that the bad guys have all the guns, and the people in the streets are entirely disarmed. Although they may represent the majority of Iranians, the protesters do not have arms at their disposal. It is the police and militias that hold all of the weapons, placing the freedom-seeking people at a huge disadvantage.