January 3, 2018 SnyderTalk: An Iran Redo

“I am Yahweh; that is My Name!  I will not give My glory to anyone else, nor share My praise with carved idols.” (Isaiah 42: 8)



An Iran Redo

The last time the Iranian people put their lives on the line to stand up against their brutal, demonic dictators Barack Obama was president.  That was in 2009 while Obama was preparing to launch his global apology campaign.  Predominantly Muslim countries were his top priority.

The popular revolt in Iran didn’t mesh with Obama’s narrative, so he ignored the plight ordinary Iranians.  The oppressive mullahs crushed the “rebellion” and slaughtered their own people.  They were legitimate freedom fighters, but our president put the weight of his office and our country behind the perpetrators of evil.

Fast forward 8 years.  The United States has a new president with a different narrative, and the Iranian people are hoping that this time things will be different.  See the articles below:

As a fourth day of protests in Iran came to a close on Sunday with reports of hundreds of arrests, Iranian opposition activists took to social media to point out that the unrest has been motivated by more than the economic hardships currently being visited upon the country’s citizens.

The notion that the protests were focused solely on economic discontent amounts to a “false theory the regime’s echo chamber has been circulating since the beginning,” Saeed Ghasseminejad – Iran Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think-tank – told The Algemeiner.

“If we focus on the slogans we hear and in the videos of the protests that are being circulated, we see a trend,” Ghasseminejad argued. “The protestors are angry about corruption and inequality, and they  despise Islamism, the Islamic Republic and the clerics.”

As anti-regime demonstrations spread to more than thirty Iranian cities on Sunday, American officials continued to express their support for the biggest grassroots challenge to the ruling mullahs since the crushing of the pro-democracy movement in 2009.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was the latest high-level American representative to give unambiguous backing to the demonstrators, in a statement released on Sunday.

“In the New Year, our hopes and prayers are with the millions of people who are suffering terribly from oppressive governments in North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, and especially in Iran, where the long-repressed Iranian people are now finding their voice,” Haley declared.

“The Iranian government is being tested by its own citizens,” Haley continued. “We pray that freedom and human rights will carry the day.”

At least 12 people have been killed in four days of demonstrations in Iran, state media reported, in the biggest challenge to the authority of the Tehran regime since mass protests in 2009.

The violence continued despite an appeal for calm by Iranian president Hassan Rouhani on Sunday. He played down the significance of the protests on Monday, as the country’s leadership struggled to respond to the largely spontaneous uprisings.

“Our great nation has witnessed a number of similar incidents in the past and has comfortably dealt with them. This is nothing,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Iranian MPs on Monday. But he acknowledged that Iranians had legitimate concerns and had the right to make legal protests.

The protests have stemmed from concerns about rising living costs and a stagnant economy, but have developed into a broader-based outcry against the regime.

They are the most serious challenge to Tehran’s authority since the so-called Green Movement of 2009, when millions marched in the capital to protest the election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accused by the opposition of being rigged.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tried to downplay the significance of sometimes violent protests across his country that have left 12 people dead in the biggest challenge to the authority of the Tehran regime since mass demonstrations in 2009.

“Our great nation has witnessed a number of similar incidents in the past and has comfortably dealt with them. This is nothing,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Iranian members of parliament on Monday.

Rouhani is deluded.  It’s nothing to him.  He’s a brutal tyrant.  It means a lot to the people he is killing and their families.  All they want is to live their lives in peace.  For that, Rouhani thinks they deserve to die.

Things will be different this time.

The Iranian people aren’t asking the world for military support.  All they want from global leaders is acceptance of reality.  They aren’t likely to get it from European leaders.  They won’t get it from China or Russia, either, at least not now.  The U.S. is stepping forward under President Trump’s leadership and telling world leaders what they need to hear.

The Iranian people have been victimized by Islamists for almost 40 years while Western leaders turned a blind eye to their suffering.  The mullahs in Tehran tortured and murdered their own people and simultaneously exported revolution and terrorism to the Middle East region first and the rest of the world second.  The resources that they should have invested in their country to make it a better place to live was used to advance a religious agenda that pits Islam against non-Muslims.

Iranian theocrats encountered stiff resistance in the Middle East, because their version of Islam (Shia Islam) is at odds with the predominant version of Islam in the region (Sunni Islam).  Saudi Arabia and Egypt anchored the Sunni side, and Iran took their war on Sunni Islam to Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the Palestinian cause, Iranian leaders vowed to wipe Israel off the map.  Under ordinary circumstances, that would have been enough to win popular support from the Arab street, but this time, it didn’t work.  President Trump delivered a deathblow to that strategy by announcing that the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Palestinians went crazy.  In Gaza and the West Bank, Palestinian leaders organized mass riots trying to force President Trump to reverse course.  They did the same thing in Europe.

It didn’t work.  Palestinians proved to the world that they are exactly what Yahweh said they are:

“He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” (Genesis 16: 12)

See “Assessing the Islamic World’s Ho-Hum Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration”.

Even though they use mosques as convenient backdrops for their shenanigans, Palestinians leaders aren’t religious people.  They can best be described as malcontents and rabble-rousers.  If they weren’t making fools of themselves for so-called “religious reasons”, they would be behaving like idiots for other reasons.  Any excuse for mayhem will do.

It’s their nature.  It’s who they are, and that’s why no Arab country wants to absorb and integrate so-called “Palestinian refugees”.  That would be inviting serious trouble.

As we enter 2018, keep an eye on Iran and Palestinians.  They are betting that they can make Israel and Jerusalem causes that will unite the world behind them.  Hezbollah, Iran’s puppet on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, will likely be called into play.

Their dirty tricks won’t succeed in the U.S., because  President Trump is in charge.  He’s no Obama.  He is working right now with Israel preparing for what comes next.

Will the Iranian/Palestinian ploy work in Europe?  Maybe.  Maybe even probably.

For the time being, it’s working in Germany and France.  Politics and religion in Europe are strange bedfellows.  Despite their animosity toward Yahweh, European leaders can’t resist the temptation to play the religion card.

They aren’t quick learners.  Each time they do it, they get burned.  This time will be no different.

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The mullahs in Iran are scared this time.  They should be.  They don’t have Obama blocking for them.







“The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17: 22-24)

See “His Name is Yahweh”.

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