Are you counting on mainstream US media to tell you what is happening in Iran? Do you still think this is primarily a series of protests over rising prices?
Too bad for you.
Here, excerpted from the anti-Iran regime author/activist Heshmat Alavi’s article at Al-Arabiya, is a different, maybe much more informed, view of what is happening.
Starting Thursday, anti-government rallies beginning in Mashhad, northeast Iran, are mushrooming in several major cities of Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz, and dozens of towns across the country.
Does this make more sense than what you have been fed by much of our mainstream media?
Asking another way: do you really think people are out in the streets, by the thousands, risking their lives against a brutal, repressive, murderous regime, over nothing more than high prices?
President Obama cut a “deal” with Iran that freed up something like 150 billion dollars for this regime. Based on the protests, would it be fair to say that it didn’t filter down to the people of the country? And, if so, where did that money go?
President Trump, by contrast, has cast his lot with the protesters; the people demanding an end to Khamenei, Rouhani and the funding of terrorism around the world.
Forget what you think of either man, and who you did or did not vote for in the last three elections. Just think about which side of this you are most comfortable with the United States supporting.
That, I would hope, puts things in perspective.