Iran has been overwhelmed with protest for the past five days and President Trump has been loud and clear in issuing his support to the protesters. However, Obama’s people are criticizing his stand.
Interestingly, a former CIA official reveals a secret, showing how Obama handled a similar situation back in 2009 and how that aided the cause of keeping the Muslim in power.
The protests were initiated by the poor economic conditions. The people remained impoverished even with Obama’s nuclear deal and saw nothing of the money their government promised them.
Now they’ve proceeded with a request of a total regime change that will expect for Ayatollah Khamenei to step down. People are parading the streets and arching on his residence to express their determination. They are afraid of possible funding of Hezbollah terrorists and foreign adventurism in Syria and Yemen.
According to Daily Caller:
At least 12 protestors have been killed in incidents across the country and hundreds have been arrested. Iranian authorities are now blocking social media access on popular applications in an effort to quell the protests, much like the actions taken by Arab nations during the 2011 demonstrations across the Middle East.
It is nice for a change, that a U.S. President is supportive of these protests. People need to fight for their rights. Nevertheless, Barrack’s minions have managed to disprove Trump’s response. According to them he should’ve stayed quiet. Many of them have expressed their beliefs on the social media.
John Kerry and Ben Rhodes basically said that it’s not our place to say anything.
Back in 2009, when the Green Movement broke out, the Obama administration did nothing about it, but this is a classic move of discrediting and discouraging protests. Still, even Barack’s own officials noted that : Obama can’t use that claim as an excuse for inaction because it was a very conscious choice not to help the protesters to continue to reach out to the regime.
As the report form New Yorker states,
During the peak of the protests in Iran, Jared Cohen, a young staffer at the State Department who worked for Slaughter, contacted officials at Twitter and asked the company not to perform a planned upgrade that would have shut down the service temporarily in Iran, where protesters were using it to get information to the international media. The move violated Obama’s rule of non-interference.
From Biz Pac Review say that Berntsen regarded the administration’s orders as an act of “stupidity” after he described the kidnappings and killings in Iran at the time.
“The Obama administration ordered the CIA-Iranian ops element to have no contact with the Green Movement … which, quite frankly, in the intelligence business is just stupidity. It’s insanity.”
What was the result? A failed revolution and mullahs in power.
The Former CIA applauded the President’s reaction saying it was “on-point” and “justified,” and claiming that his support only, might actually help the cause and weaken Iran’s allegedly corrupt, clerical regime.
On being asked what is his opinion about what’s the right thing that America should be doing now, he said “The fact that President Donald Trump is encouraging the demonstrators against them is on point. Thank you, President Trump.”