Skip to comments.Trump Speaks Directly to the Iranian People. It's impossible to overestimate the power of the president’s words.
Posted on 01/13/2020 7:32:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The current round of demonstrations erupted all over the country after the destruction of the Ukrainian commercial airplane taking off from Tehran. The security forces are reacting with even greater than usual violence, shooting the protesters with live ammunition. At the same time, supporters of deceased General Qassem Soleimani within the Revolutionary Guards are being rounded up in significant numbers, suggesting that there was a power struggle underway within his Quds Force for the succession after the death of the supreme leaderAli Khameneiwho is now eighty years old.
According to the Free Iran Herald, published in the Gateway Pundit blog,
This news is increasing the speculation that Soleimani, who was known to act on his own initiatives, and who was being seen as a possible future dictator-in-waiting for Tehran, was betrayed to American intelligence by his own colleagues within the regime, who feared that he would deprive them of their power and privileges.
Additionally, information has surfaced that Soleimani, who had been personally leading the repression against the popular uprising in Iraq since October, had been planning a coup détat in Baghdad that would have resulted in the assassination of the Iraqi president, and the seizing of the American embassy there.
Most of the passengers on the Ukrainian aircraft were Iranians, and speculation abounds that the flight was brought down in order to kill the "disloyal" ones. Although the question remains: disloyal to whom?
The Tehran regime organized big crowds to say goodbye to Soleimani, but the current demonstrations are explicitly against Khamenei and his cohorts, from calls for the resignation of the supreme leader to students on campus in Tehran refusing to walk on big painted images of the American and Israeli flags. The regime was shutting down Internet communications as rapidly as possible, attempting to divide the Iranian people from one another, a tactic that has proven effective in the past, while the leaders of the demonstrations used couriers to carry messages from city to city.
But perhaps the biggest news came from the White House, where President Trump spoke directly to the Iranian people in English and Farsi. He rehearsed the violence of the regime against the people, and said that he had supported the people from the outset, and would continue to do so. That was Saturday. Sunday he did it again. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been at it for some time, stressed the same themes: the regime is the source of the violence, and the people deserve the active support of the free nations of the world.
I dont believe it is possible to overestimate the power of the presidents words on both the regime and the seventy-or-so million Iranians who oppose it. This is the first such event in forty years, and it comes from an American leader who has tried very hard to make a deal with the regime of the Islamic Republic.
He gave it his all, and satisfied himself that the regime was not interested in a deal with the United States. Accordingly, he rejected the advice of the likes of Rand Paul, and ordered the troops to eliminate the regimes prime killer Soleimani and the band of Mafiosi around him, in the event mostly from Iraq. Now Trump is talking directly to the Iranian people, and the demonstrations are bigger and more widespread than any earlier ones.
I dont think that the Khamenei regime is long for this world, now that the American president has spoken directly to the masses of Iranians who had waited for the United States to do their dirty work for them. No American president -- not Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush fils, or Obama -- had understood the key to the Middle East: bring down the Islamic Republic. That, rather than the conquest of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam, should have been our goal in 2003, but we chose the wrong target.
Now, of all the unlikely people, Donald Trump figured it out and is pursuing it. Like his predecessors, Trump does not wish to invade Iran; unlike them, he has found that the regime is ready to fall, that America can inspire and lead a revolution against the worlds leading terror country.
Just look at the scenes coming out of Iran today.
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“understood the key to the Middle East: bring down the Islamic Republic. That, rather than the conquest of Iraq and the overthrow of Saddam, should have been our goal in 2003, but we chose the wrong target.
Now, of all the unlikely people, Donald Trump figured it out and is pursuing it. Like his predecessors, Trump does not wish to invade Iran; unlike them, he has found that the regime is ready to fall, that America can inspire and lead a revolution against the worlds leading terror country.”
Dr. Ledeen, from your lips to God’s ears.
Let’s hope He keeps the pressure on the regime & supports the uprising however he can.
Bring down the Iranian regime!
omg LOL consider it stolen !!
No American president — not Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush fils, or Obama — had understood the key to the Middle East: bring down the Islamic Republic.
I have to assume the State Department’s deference to Iran is the result of internal leftist influence. The left sees the US as the bad guy in the US/Iran relationship. They’ve seen it that way since we practiced some regional realpolitik with Mosaddeg back at the height of the Cold War.
Counter Insurgency (COIN) doctrine 101: Get the population to kill the insurgency. The Islamic Revolution of 1979 was an insurgency.
democrats are mad over this. They favor the brutal, repressive, *slamic regime over the will of the people.
Carter definitely empowered them with his ‘putting his cardigan on and hiding in the Rose Garden with Amy’ and the way ‘he’ botched the Iranian Hostage Situation.
That fiasco in the desert with the Helicopters and the busload of civilians etc could have been straight out of a Crosby/Hope ‘Road To’ movie or a Laurel/Hardy or Abbot/Costello masterpiece.
President Reagan ‘put them in their place’ when he went into office BUT - IMNSHO - he ‘blew’ it during the ‘Marine Barracks at Airport’ fiasco.
We had at least one BB sitting off the coast of Lebanon and once the snipers started firing at the rescuers at the airport, NO ONE in the world would have ‘blamed’ us for taking the NJ and making flat land out of the ‘snipers hill’.
The more you allow the troglodytes to get away with, the bolder they get.
It was ‘predicted’ that the ENTIRE Middle East would have made a great parking lot.
Remember Israel used to take care of ‘Iran/Iraq problems’ but WE sort of put the kibosh on them.
Could not agree with you more.
Kill them, in public. When the sons a bitches see whats happening they will run like cockroaches.
Vlad Tepes comes to mind for some reason.
It portrays how the elite lefties in DC and the media hate President Trump and his voters, us!
Please “steal it!”. Then use it.
Don't discount the possibility of bribes.
And after eight years of Obama and the Demagogic Party and their media shills stoking racist riots throughout the country, what are the Demwits going to say against a *real* resistance movement?
Predictably, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi did not appreciate the message, responding: "Hands and tongues smeared with threatening, sanctioning and terrorizing the Iranian nation, are not entitled to dishonor the ancient Persian language." At the time of this writing the tweet has amassed more than 356,000 likes. Saeed Ghasseminejad, a senior adviser and financial economist at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said it broke a Twitter record and displayed "a strong show of support by Iranians for Trump's Iran policy" which the mainstream media will ignore.
Roger that !
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