At the end of the day I’m a pretty logical and reasonable guy under the hyperbole, memes, and over the top humor that I sometimes like to indulge in.
But when push comes to shove, there are a few things that disgust me to the point of rage, and among them is the lie that Iran is the world’s number one sponsor of terrorism.
In my mind, it’s up there with the Legend of the (((Six Trillion))), the idea that Jews are the “Chosen” people of God, and the fantasy that the United States somehow possesses magic dirt that instantaneously transforms any humanoid into a proper blood and soil American patriot.
So to see figures in power engage in absurd mental gymnastics over this morning’s vicious Tehran ISIS attack (really the textbook definition of narrative collapse), I can’t help but respond in some fashion.
And yes, before you ask, the list of fools includes the one-time “God Emperor” himself.
BREAKING: Trump responds to attacks in Iran by saying nations sponsoring terror 'risk falling victim to the evil they promote.'
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 7, 2017
Perhaps Donald should have avoided playing with the Saudi palentir a little while back – even Tolkien warned that the use of such an object could fry your brain and destroy your will.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of masterminding the deadly attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, a claim which Riyadh has denied. Islamic State previously claimed responsibility for the attacks which killed at least 12 people.
“This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the U.S. president (Donald Trump) and the (Saudi) backward leaders who support terrorists. The fact that Islamic State has claimed responsibility proves that they were involved in the brutal attack,” said the statement, as quoted by Reuters.
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, has denied that Riyadh was involved in the attacks.
“We condemn terrorist attacks anywhere they occur and we condemn the killing of the innocent anywhere it occurs,” Jubeir said, as quoted by Reuters.
He went on to state that there is no evidence to implicate Saudi Arabia in the attacks, and that Riyadh has no knowledge of who was responsible.
“We don’t know this. We haven’t seen the evidence,” he said, reiterating Riyadh’s position that Iran is the primary sponsor of terrorism around the world.
Earlier, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, IRGC deputy commander, said that Iran will “take revenge” for the attacks.
“Let there be no doubt that we will take revenge for today’s attacks in Tehran, on terrorists, their affiliates and their supporters,” he said, as cited by the news agency Mehr.
— Reza Yeganehshakib (@yeganehshakib) June 7, 2017
Unlike the beta weaklings in much of the West, the Iranians – non-White status set aside – love their nation, their people, and will fight to the death to protect what they hold near and dear.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the attacks will make the country more united.
“Today’s terrorist attacks in Tehran will make the Islamic Republic of Iran more determined in the fight against regional terrorism, extremism and violence,” he said in a statement published by ISNA news agency.
“We will prove once again that we will crush the enemies’ plots with more unity and more strength.”
Twelve people were reported killed and 43 injured in gun and bomb attacks in the Iranian capital. The perpetrators targeted the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s shrine.
Both attacks were claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the jihadist organization based in Iraq and Syria. Iran supports both countries in their fight against IS.
IS also threatened Iran’s majority Shiite population with more attacks, saying “the caliphate will not miss a chance to spill their blood” until Sharia law is implemented, Reuters reported.
Go to any random person in the United States, including the South, and ask them whether they’re aware of Iran’s vicious and heroic combat record against ISIS – my guess is that you’ll oftentimes get a regurgitated Fox News talking point about how the evil Persians are all terrorists who oppose freedom, Israel, and the SEC.
Then ask them whether they know of the single country in the Middle East that has not experienced an ISIS attack since their rise a few years back – more than likely you’ll get silence and confusion.
Most of us already know the answer (technically there was an attack but ISIS apologized soon after), but the need to get message across to the average person is necessary to topple one of the central Neo-Con pillars.