Skip to comments.Left Blames President Trump For Iranís Decision To Shoot Down A Passenger Plane
Posted on 01/10/2020 8:51:40 AM PST by Kaslin
The crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 is a tragedy, the culpability for which lies unequivocally with Iran. To suggest otherwise is to cheapen the deaths of hundreds to score political points against the 'bad orange man.'
Something grotesque is unfolding on the left, particularly about Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752, which domestic and foreign governments indicate was likely shot down by an Iranian antiaircraft missile. One-hundred and seventy-six individuals perished as the airplane caught fire and came crashing to the ground in Iran early Wednesday morning.
Those on the left have opted to blame President Trump for the Iranians error, searching desperately for any way in which to transform President Trumps controlled and tactical maneuvers in Iran into a policy quagmire. The crash of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 is indeed a tragedy, the culpability for which lies unequivocally with the Iranian regime. To suggest otherwise is to cheapen the deaths of hundreds for the sake of scoring political points against the bad orange man.
But the Democrats have shown no compunction about engaging in such an ethically reprehensible endeavor. Trump broke the left, and they are doggedly indicating to us that the term broke also included snapping their moral compass in half.
On Thursday evening, Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier of California appeared on CNNs “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” declaring that if Iran did shoot down Flight 752, then this is yet another example of collateral damage from the actions that have been taken in a provocative way by the President of the United States.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a prominent 2020 Democratic contender, hinted at a similar tack, stating on Twitter Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat. But as Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy noted, Buttigieg misstates the series of events in order to imply that both President Trump and the Iranian regime are equally culpable when they are most certainly not.
Dunleavy tweeted, If these reports are true, it means this airliner filled with hundreds of people was shot down by Iran just after Iran fired upon bases housing U.S. soldiers in Iraq. The U.S. did not fire back that night or since. There was no in the middle.’ It was Iran. Iran did this. Period.
The prominent leftist lawyer Laurence Tribe indicated that Flight 752 never would have been shot down by a trigger-happy Iranian missile if it werent for Trumps ordered assassination of Soleimani. CNN national security reporter Susan Hennessey mourned the loss of life killed in the crossfire of reckless escalation.
But again, there was no crossfire. Iran shot down a civilian passenger jet after firing directly at two U.S. bases in Iraq. There was no response from the United States during that period. Iran is the only force that fired any projectile of any kind that evening. It was likely a tragic error by Iran, but not one for which blame should be assigned to President Trump or the United States, despite the lefts most concerted efforts. It was Iran who chose to attack the U.S. embassy in Iraq that prompted the current hostilities, and Iran that has historically been the aggressor against innocent civilians through decades of ongoing support for terrorism worldwide.
These facts didnt stop the Associated Press from tweeting, What began with a drone attack on a top Iranian general rippled outward until dozens of Iranian-Canadians, and dozens of Iranian students studying in Canada, were dead. Rippled outwards. Thats the verbiage the press is using now to connect two events whose perpetrators are decidedly different but some on the left desperately equivocate. The tweet forces a logical leap that removes the bad actor entirely, evincing an approach to reporting that is not only reductionist but also morally bankrupt.
Furthermore, the Associated Press tweet makes a clownish attempt to portray the United States’s targeted strike on Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani as something almost haphazard a mere drone strike on a top general. Soleimani wasnt merely a top Iranian general he was the leader of an organization formally designated a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) by the U.S. State Department.
As the tactical mastermind behind the worlds largest state sponsor of terror, the Quds Force leader was designated a terrorist by the United States and responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. soldiers. In short, the targeted killing of Soleimani was morally justifiable, unlike his promotion of terror.
The media and Democrats relentless attempts to spread Tehran-like propaganda evince a deep ailment on the left in analyzing any event in which Trump may be even remotely involved. Indeed, the left is so eager to find fault with President Trump that their ability to cognitively assess a problem has virtually dissipated. What were left with is a shell of hyperbolic nonsense, disseminated by the media and cloaked in deliberately manipulative wording.
Conservative commentators are rightfully labeling such suspended logic as indicative of a larger Blame America First mentality that has seized the American left. Its becoming painfully obvious that the left has serious doubts about the American project as a whole, the latest response to a terrorists death being just one data point in the larger mosaic of questioning American exceptionalism, which includes pushback against celebrated notions such as individual liberty, religious freedom, and free markets.
In many ways, Trump has become the ultimate vessel for the left to express its distrust of the American project in a socially and politically acceptable manner. Indeed, given the way the above statements were authored, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish whether the left rejects Trump or the larger endeavor that is the United States. I have a feeling many voters will be wondering the same thing.
Dem Marxist/Socialist BS
The Left is simply insane. I think the safe course is to simply ignore everything they say and the MSM prints...period.
That naughty boy!
He took time out from retroactively starting World War II to force Iran to shoot down another civilian airliner.
I wonder if the Iranian’s have received a lip quiver from Trudeau for all the Canadians they killed.
So the left believes Iran deliberately shot down the passenger jet?
I was willing to believe it was inadvertent in the heat of battle.
I guess the left thought Iran would act like they themselves would, sacrifice a whole planeload of people for propaganda points...
If we have not all figured it out yet: Trump will get blamed for virtually EVERYTHING...just a heads up, yo.
This makes complete sense. They also blame President Trump for warm weather, for cold weather, for snow, and for hurricanes.
I suppose it never occurs to them that the "rippled outwards" effect happened back in Tehran in 1979....
These dems are their own worst enemy. They’re detached from the reality that they really do need the public vote to keep their jobs. How many already frustrated registered dem voters heard this crap and finally threw up their arms in defeat? Hundreds? Thousands?
I say that the more they spew their filth the more they dig their own graves.
They will automatically blame the President for everything bad weather it makes any sense or not. They are deranged.
better to blame the Democrats and Pelosi. They impeached the President and Soleimani thought POTUS could no longer respond to provocation. He thought the impeachment meant Trump was unable to function as POTUS. Soleimani was wrong. The Democrats are traitors.
Let our cry be, Remember 1979.
I dont believe for a second Iran meant to shoot down this passenger airliner. I think one of its missile battery operators screwed up.
The optics of this couldnt have come at a worse time for Iran.
Im shocked they havent blamed it on the U. S. yet.
Would be interesting if a 7-10 year old shard of U. S. junk missile parts popped up in the debris.
“Im shocked they havent blamed it on the U.S. yet.”
Iran hasn’t, but I think Trudeau might have.
How we continue to exist with these People without bloodletting is simply amazing to me.
Then BeelzaBubba Clinton deserves the credit or blame for 9/11 for passing on whacking Osama not once or twice,, but three times.
The Left is clueless.. by choice.
Iran did this intentionally because they knew the American left would blame it on Trump. They are peas in a pod.
These are the same type of people that hit their kid, smack their spouse, or emotionally abuse those around them, then turn around and say sorrowfully, “Look at what you made me do...”
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