let's understand that this notion that somehow these hundreds of thousands of people who are pouring into the streets in Iran are somehow responding to the West or the United States. that's an old distraction that I think has been trotted out periodically. And that's just not gonna fly."Gonna fly?"
These are the words of the hyper-intelligent, Ivy League, too-smart-for-the-common-people-to-appreciate, head & shoulders above the rest SUPERSTAR who now "rules" America?
we stand behind those who are seeking justice in a peaceful way. And, you know, already we've seen violence out there. I think I've said this throughout the week. I want to repeat it that we stand with those who would look to peaceful resolution of conflict, and we believe that the voices of people have to be heard, that that's a universal value that the American people stand for and this administration stands for.
Krauthammer was right to call him "clueless". The reality is, the Iranian theocrats won't allow ANY protest. What does a peaceful protest look like?
Is it this? It's a protest against the government, and is likely to lead to bloodshed today.
Is it this? Eh. It's a PEACEFUL protest against the hated Israel Republic.
Is it this? That image was from the takeover of the US Embassy in Tehran. That "protest" was anti-US, and therefore encouraged by the Islam leaders.
the last thing that I want to do is to have the United States be a foil for those forces inside Iran who would love nothing better than to make this an argument about the United States. That's what they do. That's what we've already seen. We shouldn't be playing into that. There should be no distractions from the fact that the Iranian people are seeking to let their voices be heard.
Now, what we can do is bear witness and say to the world that the, you know, incredible demonstrations that we've seen is a testimony to, I think what Dr. King called the the arc of the moral universe. It's long but it bends towards justice.
Or, possibly, it's just the ARC of a Scimitar.
It seems as though that arc is about to come down on Iranian protesters' heads.