The Iranian Explosion of Truth

The Iranian Explosion of Truth, by Caroline Glick.

If the Iranian regime is unable to brutally stomp out the countrywide protests raging through the country, and if the protesters achieve their goal of bringing down the regime, they will go down in history as the saviors of millions of people not just in Iran but throughout the world.

Given the earth shattering potential of the protests it is extraordinary to see the liberal media in the US and Europe struggle to downplay their significance.

Aside from a lukewarm statement on Twitter from British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, as of Monday morning – five days into the protests – no senior European official had spoken in favor of the hundreds of thousands of Iranians marching throughout their country demanding freedom.

In the US, former members of the Obama administration and the liberal media have determinedly downplayed the importance of the protests. They have insisted that President Donald Trump should stop openly supporting the protesters and so adopt former president Barack Obama’s policy of effectively siding with the Iranian regime against the Iranian people who seek its overthrow. …

Obama’s Middle East coordinator Philip Gordon stated them outright in an op-ed in The New York Times on Saturday. Gordon called on Trump “to keep quiet and do nothing” in response to the protests. In Gordon’s view, no matter how big their beef with the regime, the protesters hate the US more. And they really hate Trump.

Obama’s foreign policy rested on the assumption that the US was a colonialist, aggressive and immoral superpower. By their telling, the Iranians – like the Cubans and the Russians – were right to oppose the US due to its legacy of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries. This anti-American worldview informed the Obama administration’s conviction that it was incumbent on the US to make amends for its previous decades of foreign policy. …

The protests are potentially so important because the Iranian regime is so dangerous. Thanks to Obama, the regime is on a glide path to a nuclear arsenal. Its proxy armies in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq possess sophisticated armaments most militaries can only dream of. Its tentacles spread throughout the globe.

The longer the Iranian regime remains in power, the greater the likelihood humanity will soon face a global conflagration that will dwarf World War II.

The ABC News reporting last night on this was disgraceful. They basically implied the protests were mainly economic grievances, about problems caused by sanctions. Lots of time spent showing the pro-government demonstrations. No mention that the protests were now political, with chants of

“We don’t want an Islamic Republic, we don’t want it, we don’t want it.”

“They are using Islam as an excuse to drive people crazy.”

See here for more detail.

The ABC as usual followed the script of the North American MSM and the BBC, faithfully reciting Labor and Democrat talking points while omitting the pertinent facts. They lie by omission, systematically misinforming Australians on issue after issue.

It’s a shame the ABC can’t afford a Wall St Journal subscription, out of their billion dollar budget forced from taxpayers. Having read that coverage of what was going on, watching the ABC News was to watch state propaganda at its finest — I waited for any admission or tip to what was actually going on, but it never came.

Trying to explain to ABC-watching friends is to be politely disbelieved — “surely they would have mentioned that if it was important?” Presumably it was like this in the old Soviet Union.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific