President Trump, Iran and Freedom – Remarkable Message Within Trump Tweets…

As a new year dawns the generally overlooked former comments from CIA Director Mike Pompeo (about Trump tweeting) coincidentally rises.  Reminder.

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There’s a remarkable message, and rather consequential irony, within the tweets of President Trump over the past 24 hours.  Taken individually the message is not as clear; but framed in context the message is actually quite stunning:

(White House Press Release)

 

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280 Responses to President Trump, Iran and Freedom – Remarkable Message Within Trump Tweets…

  1. 4sure says:

    Is there anyway we can over ride their internet and make it available. Any black ops?

    Liked by 5 people

  2. kpm58 says:

    I am hoping we wake up to a new year with a new Iran.

    Liked by 25 people

  3. He stands in THE GAP like an immovable object, absorbing what seems like an unstoppable force, and that is the entire illusion.

    President Trump has simply pulled back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz.

    God Bless and protect our Glorious Bastard, President Donald J. Trump!

    Liked by 70 people

      • Carrie2 says:

        SD, beautiful and so right that we prayed long and hard and God sent us the man!

        Liked by 6 people

      • maiingankwe says:

        A lady that goes by RN Mary was all excited about the book she was reading. It’s titled, Trump Prophecies, and is written by Mark Taylor and Mary Colbert. There is a picture of Mary Colbert with her hand on our President Trump while they are all praying. I believe she is part of the religious group that works with our President. She was pointed out to be the one with long, blonde hair.

        Anyways, Mark Taylor claims that our Creator spoke through him and gave him these prophecies to be shared. Some of what Mary shared was Israel and our country would become the number one exporters of energy, we will become the richest nation again, President Trump will be re-elected for a second term, the corrupt will be taken to court, the swamp cleared out, the Wall built, but will take many months and so forth.

        I haven’t read the book, but I thought this would go well with your meme. Our Creator does have his hand on our President and does believe in our country and how it was built with our Founding Fathers.

        If anyone has read this book, please share your thoughts. Thank you.

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    • Cisco says:

      Roger that👍

      Liked by 7 people

  4. The Boss says:

    Anybody with twitter…can you confirm massive crowds surrounding “Supreme Leader’s” residence, AND; numerous flights leaving Tehran supposedly with high-ranking government officials on board?

    Liked by 10 people

  5. Laurie says:

    Nearly as exciting as election night when DJT became our 45th POTUS. I felt our Republic was saved by the hand of God that night. I feel this is for the a country of Persia Iran tonight. May by the Grace of God they know true freedom.

    Liked by 24 people

  6. freddy says:

    The moon is almost full the time is right and the winds of change blowing forcefully….When the time is right don’t deny it become it……..

    Liked by 6 people

    • fleporeblog says:

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    • Disgusted says:

      Let’s hope the North Korean people find a way to make this happen,too

      Liked by 2 people

      • JC says:

        Indeed, Disgusted. A good night to pray for the oppressed in the world.

        Liked by 5 people

      • piper567 says:

        Disgusted…so sad, but the people in NK have no history of acting in this fashion…I do believe, unless it happens in their military…which is full of self-serving spies…lil’
        Kim will need to be thwarted in some other fashion.
        I may be totally wrong, but I think the people are too dispirited and hungry…and they have for too long been willfully deprived of any perspective outside of propaganda.
        My heart breaks for them, and I believe some serious rehab is in order before they can begin to understand a fearless freedom.
        How I hope and pray Rocket Man will meet his demise in 2018 !!

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      • No way. Never. Not going to happen. The NKeans are too brain washed, and they don’t have that culture. They wouldn’t even know how to revolt even if they wanted to. It is not an option. Well it’s an option, just one that isn’t going to happen. Most have no idea what the outside world even looks like.

        There is only one way to do it, and that it is to integrate with SK, pre 1950. Just like Germany did with East and West. Kim would have to be given every luxury he could think of, and of course, be given ALL of the credit. Like the Queen, he could look like he is in power, and take all the adulation, but really, he’ll be a neutered puppet. The old guard too would have to be taken care of. Then they can slowly bring them into the 21st century.

        But there will be no NK revolution, a la Tehran. Even talking about it among your family will get you reported and killed, probably by a family member. Revolution is not going to happen. The Chinese even had a revolution in Tianamen Square. Unsuccessful, but they did revolt. But the Norks are not going to do that. There is as much chance of that happening as the Mexican drug lords deciding to stop sending their drugs north.

        Then there is the politics. Would China really be willing to see a more powerful Korea on it’s door step. I know how the Europeans felt when Germany united. Sure, they weren’t against it in principle, and it seemed a logical step, but they did realize that they now had a much more powerful entity on their doorstep to content with.

        As far as the South Koreans are concerned, I am not too sure they want to unite. They have seen what has happened to Germany. It was thought that the East Germans would just morph into the more powerful west. However, the East German politicians dominated, and brought low level communism to their shores. Look at what the EU is now. It is almost identical to the old USSR. Merkle is an old communist.

        Do the Koreans want that? I am not too sure. It’s a big problem to solve, with only really one viable way out.

        Happy New Year.

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        • Carrie2 says:

          takeadeepbreath, actually Tienanmen Square did cause a lot of things to change. Many old communists yet, but Xi is allowing a lot of freedom, people moving up in the world with great cars, condos, clothing, etc. Talk to our friends in Beijing and they feel free about so many things and modern life. Trump talked with Xi and things have changed and will probably continue to change as it all helps China becoming a real country and people with real futures there and coming here.

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        • Theo West says:

          Gee, you’d think there wasn’t a God or something. I say the North Korean people have suffered too long, they need to be set free.

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    • trialbytruth says:

      “The right time” was the sermon at my granddaughter s baptism last night. I am a Christian but churches are not for me. There are no coincidences with God.

      Liked by 5 people

      • trialbytruth says:

        Ndid I mention my granddaughters name is raegan different spelling but I’ll take it.

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      • Old Lady says:

        Too much religion, too little Christianity.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Carrie2 says:

        trial, sad that you don’t realize that Jesus said He would always be with us in twos and more worshiping together. In today’s worlds, sad to say our Catholic Church has again slipped in with an evil non-pope and more, but our Church has survived so much of this crap over 2000 yrs. and is still here and worshiping with others whether friends or not known makes the whole Mass vibrant and real. Some supposed churches leave me cold because they translate the bible in so many weird ways and don’t always recognize Christ the Saviour but ours is a forgiving God so sooner or later they will awake.

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  7. Bill Robbins says:

    What a wonderful thing it would be to have an Iran free of the mad Muslim mullahs.

    Liked by 12 people

  8. 4sure says:

    If a new government can be had by the people uprising against a tyrannical regime, then by the will of God, there is still hope for us if it is successful. This moment should not be forgotten. The swamp needs to pay close attention. Cold anger can turn to Hot anger.

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  9. wtd says:

    In both Firefox and IE, I could not view the video clip…instead receiving “The media could not be played.” Not sure if the problem is on my end.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. MfM says:

    Thomas Wicktor seems to be retweeting lots of supposed info coming out of Iran.

    I don’t know how accurate it will turn out to be… but if it turns out high level government people are fleeing it could be a major shift in hours.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. progpoker says:

    Yuge if true!!

    Liked by 19 people

  12. fleporeblog says:

    We maybe witnessing the fall of the Mullahs in Iran 🇮🇷.

    Our President shared the tweet below yesterday:

    This tweet and more importantly his message from a few months back at the UN maybe talked about for generations to come in Iran 🇮🇷. They will say that was the day that the people in Iran 🇮🇷 knew that the Leader of the Free World had their backs.

    Just imagine what the ME and Northern Africa would be like if Iran 🇮🇷 was no longer a sponsor of terrorism but actually a beacon of prosperity and a good neighbor in the region.

    The first foreign trip to Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 will go down in the history books for what happened throughout the ME during our Lion’s 🦁 Presidency.

    Generations in the future will wish they could have lived during the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, the greatest President in the history of the USA 🇺🇸! Folks we are blessed to be alive!

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Thank you, Fle, for posting that video of the Saudi trip.
      Love that video.
      I think it was a pivotal moment in our history.

      Our President chose KSA as the first country to visit…for a reason.
      We have been seeing the wisdom of it playing out, as time goes by.

      I also love this video that the Saudis put out to commemorate PDJT’s visit.

      It is particularly interesting to note Pres Trump’s expression at the 1:27 mark:


      .
      [Video not in black & white, for those who haven’t seen it yet.]

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  13. fred5678 says:

    Hats off to the peaceful protestors who have a new great way of fighting their oppressors.
    Instead of Candidate Trump’s wonderful “Take their coats!”, they say “Take their pants!” and DO IT!!

    Liked by 11 people

  14. Ziiggii says:

    Is anyone reporting about the internet shutdown?

    Liked by 4 people

  15. It’s A good thing, as Martha Stewart says.

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  16. A lot of the President’s detractors tend to overlook the fact that he has been tweeting for several years. He is totally comfortable and adept enough to use twitter like a scalpel or a baseball bat, depending on the situation.

    It has to be infuriating and discouraging to his political and media enemies to know he can bypass them and their lies to bring us the unadulterated truth that they fear to reveal.

    Liked by 16 people

    • mimbler says:

      Yes, the left isn’t concerned about the few minutes a day PDJT spends tweeting.

      They aren’t concerned about him demeaning the office by doing so, after all he’s already Hitler.

      They are concerned because they don’t control it, and it renders their media impotent.

      Liked by 9 people

    • JC says:

      Excellent, sixblade: “adept enough to use twitter like a scalpel or a baseball bat…”

      Liked by 3 people

    • thluckyone says:

      LOL! THANK YOU, SixBlade! Reading your comment on morning of Jan 1. Somewhere I read also that our beloved Lion now has over 40 MILLION subscribers/followers on Twitter. ROTFL! R U KIDDING ME? Please forgive me for being so giggly but you are AFFIRMING that our mighty President is making the MSM IRRELEVANT, just like he made OPEC irrelevant. I hope – somehow – President Trump winds up with SPONSORS on Twitter to help fund the wall and stuff. THANK YOU for being here!

      HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  17. TwoLaine says:

    Excellent interview on this topic today on F & F with former CIA Gary Berntsen. He says TRUMP is perfect on his response.

    Liked by 9 people

  18. 4sure says:

    If Iran’s Mullas fall, and a new gov’t. not controlled by Terrorists is installed by the people, this could set the new peace accords for all of the ME in motion. Esp. if Syria and Pockeeeistan fall to new leadership not in tune w/terrorists.

    Imagine what that would do for the economy, coupled w/a crack down on illegal immigration in this country.

    Liked by 13 people

    • Raffaella says:

      Absolutely. Can you imagine what this will do for Trump presidency to start 2018 with a bang like that?

      Liked by 10 people

    • Uncle Max says:

      If the Mullahs fall… it would have immediate and profound repercussions globally. Kim in N.Korean… the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan …. Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Palestinians.. Iraq and the Kurds… likely scary times for Turkey…. Yemen.. I mean, really… talk about a key sponsor of so much that bedevils the geopolitical environment.

      We’ll see. It would be the most awesome rebuke of the Obama administration and Hillary… and globalist… the last 40 years of foreign policy status quo thrown out the window. Heh.

      Liked by 12 people

  19. Raffaella says:

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    • “Adopting a strategy that some analysts say could jeopardize the legitimacy of the nascent anti-government protests.”

      We wouldn’t want to get involved now, would we? But getting involved with Syria and Libya was just fine and dandy.

      Disagree with Wictor on this. He is the president of the USA. How can he not say something. It’s his job. And even if he opposed the revolution, they would oppose him on that. Truth be told, I don’t think Trump cares or pays much attention to the media. They are far to predictable. He didn’t tweet to get the media to discuss it. He tweeted because he genuinely supports their cause.

      Besides, we’ve been here before. In 2009, they revolted and we did nothing. And nothing changed, except 2000 protestors being murdered for their efforts. Why repeat the same failed tactic.

      Media are scum.

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      • Steven says:

        Tweets numbers 3 and 4 are quotes from LA Times. Wictor is mocking the journalist on his claim that Trump’s tweets are more harmful than helpful. Wictor has the same point as yours so you are in agreement with him.

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  20. fred5678 says:

    Happy New Year to all here, Sundance and crew, and especially to our POTUS and the Iranian people!!

    Liked by 5 people

  21. Ziiggii says:

    Maybe there are some those in the C-eye-A that CAN be salvaged without just burning the entire place down….

    You know this would be one of the actually “good” color revolutions they’ve sparked.

    Liked by 4 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      I think that Pompeo has been doing ‘Triage’ there since he took over.

      He said something to Pres Trump at one of the Cabinet Meetings, a while back…something that was rather cryptic.
      Can’t remember the exact words.
      It was in reply to PDJT remarking on the ‘job he was doing’:
      “Yes, Mr. President. Working on not being seen. As it should be.”

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  22. Pam says:

    We are truly witnessing a historic moment in history. May God bless our president for his leadership and the innocent citizens of Iran.

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  23. It definitely looks like a revolution; not clear yet if it will be successful. FYI, in the American Revolution, we did have outside help, the French. I’m not in favor of intervention but just saying….we had help. Is there an alternative leader in Iran ready to step in? Just wondering…

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  24. TwoLaine says:

    A very touching piece by Stefan Molyneux.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Dixie says:

      There but for the Grace of God and Donald John Trump, go us.

      Liked by 6 people

    • JC says:

      Enlightening, important and poignant. Thank you, TwoLaine.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Eskyman says:

      What a wonderful clip! Thanks so much for posting.

      In it, Stefan Molyneux gives a nutshell explanation of the history of Persia/Iran, what happened back in the 70s to make it the way it is, how devastating to the Persians was the loss of the Shah, and how a country that had made incredible strides into freedom lost it all.

      “Betrayed by Carter, Iran fell to the theologians.”

      Our part in all this was disgraceful, and should be more widely known. Stefan believes that the bureaucrats within the government, particularly those in State and CIA, are Communist leaning dupes, and are largely responsible for the overthrow of the Shah; with (of course!) the help and connivance of our mainstream media, who are reliably unAmerican and who are willing accomplices to great evil. (Not much has changed since then in our media, has it.)

      I strongly recommend everyone watch this video. It gives a lot of depth to events that are happening now.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      TwoLaine,
      I didn’t know how we were so involved with their destruction in ‘78 & ‘79 and onwards. I’m not surprised, but it does hurt. It breaks my heart for all of the turmoil our communist thinkers and power brokers have done to others and are trying to do to us. All for power and money. As if what they already have is not anywhere near enough. Their greed knows no bounds. May they all burn for eternity in hell for the hell they have caused others here on earth.

      Now all of those pictures I’ve seen of Iran before 1979 makes sense. All the smiles and happiness were real and because of their leader and the love he had for all of them, no matter their class or religion. My goodness, to have full employment and for their wages to increase 15 times in such few short years is simply amazing.

      It’s also shocking how they were so fooled to giving it all up. I know they never imagined what their lives would be under Islamic law and the loss of all of their freedoms. It’s not like that is what was told to them. I’m sure they were given false promises like we see from Bernie and the hag, but still, to lose so much. We have that much to lose as well if we’re not careful. It’s as if I can see a bit clearer now in comparing the two, not much difference is there? They both want the same result. Everything seems so well guised under and right before tyranny.

      One last thing I’d like to mention. I’ve noticed that these protesters are not covering their faces. They know what can happen to them and their families and yet they courageously stand in defiance. The courage they have is off the charts, especially knowing what happened to so many of them doing the same in 2009.

      Now our antifa covers their faces in fear. They are cowards. So you have one side where one could understand the importance of covering their identities and then we have our cowardice antifa. Mind blowing, to me, anyways.
      Be well, and thank you again for sharing this video. It’s given me a lot of food for thought.

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  25. scott467 says:

    DJT: “I use social media not because I like to, but because it is the only way to fight a VERY dishonest and unfair ‘press,’…

    _____________

    I think he loves to use social media, lol!

    If he didn’t, he wouldn’t excel at it. You don’t get that good at things you don’t enjoy.

    I think he enjoys the game. I think he likes to win. You can’t win if you don’t play, and you won’t play well unless you enjoy it. He is matching his wits (and the wits of his team) against the most ruthless and evil people in the world, and he is DESTROYING them.

    And he knows it 🙂

    Unlike Panetta (though I think he knows the truth), I realize that DJT’s tweets are never ‘off the cuff’, that they are always carefully considered to produce or elicit a desired effect, that they are always intended to advance his policies and desired outcomes.

    The fact that he can do it in a way that seems so effortless and spontaneous is a tribute to his mastery of the game.

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      Completely agree about the nature of almost all of PDJT’s Tweets.
      They are carefully crafted strategic weapons, fired with particular intent to help achieve an outcome.
      Less certain is which lefties/elitists know this but lie, and which ones are so affected by TDS that they are incapable of discerning the truth.

      Evil or Stupid? Seems that’s always what the question boils down to when analyzing the actions/thoughts/words of Statists.
      (OK, it’s actually more like a proportion, but we’re just assessing dominance.)

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  26. Covfefe-USA says:

    I know this is off topic, but this appears to have been making the internet rounds since 12/29: AZ Nat Guard (Battalion 850) deployed to GITMO. Many have been tweeting a high value target was taken into custody in Atlanta those couple of weeks ago (hence, reason for the ATL blackout mess); I’ve found this article:

    http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2463.htm

    Sessions, Pence, Mattis have been to GITMO this month I believe, from what I’ve been reading. Many seem to believe mass military tribunals to commence. Related story I’ve seen/read pertains to large numbers of GITMO bound flights without the usual flight data/info this past week.

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  27. Ari says:

    JFK 1961, “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. “

    Liked by 7 people

    • prenanny says:

      JFK was an ass as was/is the entire Kennedy family.
      What flowery words from a self serving prick.
      You got paper a radio? no thanks hand me that coconut.

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  28. tuskyou says:

    Live Iran Protest Map
    https://iran.liveuamap.com
    Map allows you to zoom in/out and click on icons to see video or tweets from different locations.

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  29. kinthenorthwest says:

    I am just so glad that Obama is not the president any more….
    I just have a this creepy feeling that Obama would be bombing the protestors

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  30. The yearning for freedom bring me to tears. GOD be with your children in Iran.

    Liked by 9 people

    • piper567 says:

      nottaking…yes, I agree, it is so touching.
      Can’t help but root for them. They only wish for what they have lost.
      Have an Assirian friend who is receiving Tweets from Iran via sattelite phones.
      Friend is convinced that Pahlavi has been waiting for this day…and many inside Iran want him to return.
      Friend says what’s happening is real, and people are dedicated to not succumbing to Security Forces; validates that some SF members are bailing.

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  31. Sporty says:

    Isn’t the last time this happened the beginning of the so called Arab Spring?

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    • tinkerthinker2 says:

      Yes, but it seemed to me like obama purposely delayed any help from us just to enable the muslim bro hood to get in there. The Iranian green rev. was the only one he turned his back on.

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      • Sporty says:

        That’s what I thought, prayers for the Iranians yearning to be free.

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      • “The Iranian green rev. was the only one he turned his back on.”
        True
        Why? Well, it started in Tunisia. It was the real deal, and an opportunity that wasn’t going to be allowed to go to waste. They stirred up anxiety, and tried to spread it around. Next was Algeria. But they gave them the middle finger. Then Libya, and Egypt. Both were secular states. Well, as much as they could be. What ever you say about Gaddafi, or H Mubarak, they did not rule through theocracy. But Obama is a muslim, and wanted them to be ruled by islam, rather than guided by it. Libya now stands as the starting point for a new century of slave trading. Great work Hillary. Those who escaped that torment, got on boats and made their way to Europe, destroying it in the process. In Egypt, they got rid of Mubarak, only to replace him with the muslim brotherhood. It was only by the grace of God, and the fact that the Egyptians are a pretty good bunch, that they avoided massive bloodshed and destruction. Then it was on to Syria. The target they were after all along

        Syria is a great democracy, IMO. Rather, it was. We always talk about Israel being the only democracy in the region. Not true. Syria is a well functioning democracy. But Syria was the target all along, because they were not Islamic fanatics. Obama wanted them to be ruled by Islam. But they are Allawite, essentially hard core infidels, so things were more difficult there. Many of the protestors were imported from other nations. and ISIS was created by BO to act as an Arab Spring revolution. It turned out that he had allowed them to have their caliphate. The objective was to turn it into a radical muslim nation, that would allow Saudi Arabia to build an oil pipeline through it. The history of a caliphate is not new. To us, it is, but to Islam, it is a region that once existed, that the terrorists wanted to restore. Thankfully, Russia was having none of it. Neither were the Syrians. But at a heavy cost.

        Obama wanted to stop there, which is why we didn’t hear a pipsqueek out of him for the rest of the show. His work was done.

        Iraq couldn’t revolt. They were in the middle of a war with ISIS, and under US military occupation.

        Iran did revolt, but they are already an islamic theocracy. Not something Obama wants to destroy. So we ignored their plight, and ignored the 2000 people murdered in the process.
        Then there was Bahrain. Civilized, clean, modern, rich. But very much ruled by the tenents of Islam. Again, BO did not want to see the destruction of a theocracy, and the revolution failed. After all, theocracy is what he was trying to establish.

        KSA is too powerful to have a revolution. Change however, is coming. The politics of this area are essential, but just too complex right now. I have family and wine around me, and New Year is coming!!!!!

        But all of Obama’s work in the middle east was not only catastrophic, but designed to increase the spread of theocracy around the region, with the main goal of destroying Syria (Allawite), and destabilizing Europe with a mass exodus of those affected. This too helps push Europe further into Islamic control, with theocracies able to develop in the future.

        Do you remember how the media in the USA were so thrilled about the Arab Spring, like it was a good thing? They are scum

        Happy New Year.

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      • piper567 says:

        Tinker, I remember this betrayal by the jackass.
        I was so disappointed, and finally realized what side he was on.
        No American President should stand by as people are murdered for wanting freedom.
        It was the last straw for me…it was then I realized my first fears ab him were all true.
        What a traitorous ba$tard!
        muslim through and through.

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  32. tuskyou says:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/two-protesters-killed-iran-government-blocks-messaging-app-n833696
    Fairly new article explains Telegram (popular messaging app) shut down one channel and internet speed has been slowed. Contains a statement from President Rouhani—-Trump doesn’t have the right to be sympathetic to the Iranian people/he called us terrorists a few months ago (paraphrase). Also touches on their economy and scope of protests.

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  33. That Pompeo / Panetta video, as a Twitter thread above, was absolutely brilliant. Pompeo is impressive swatting away the swampy irritants, like Leon Panetta. Must click on the blue Twitter widget triangle.

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  34. budmc says:

    This is the Shah of Iran’s son. Many want him to lead the country again.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Dixie says:

      Unless I’m mistaken, he is living in exile here…in the US….did everybody see his letter to President Trump in that twitter thread above courteously requesting that President Trump not refer to the Persian Gulf as the Arabian Gulf?

      Wow, I’m learning so much from CTH tonight……

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      • If the Shah is thinking of making a come back, then these revolutionaries will be back home and tucked up in bed by tea time.

        The history there is not too good. It would be the equivalent of putting a US citizen in charge. Not going to happen. It is not the dynamic of the situation. The US overthrew Mossadegh in 1953, and installed the Shah as a puppet of the US. We wanted the oil. Nationalizing the oil industry in Iran was the Ayatolla Khomeini’s first action after the 1977 revolution. This overthrow in 1977 was the first time in over 2000 years that the Persian King was deposed. They really were very upset.

        America needs to keep at arms length, and let them sort it out on their own. Only when it threatens our national security and safety would it be appropriate to get involved. The Iranians don’t like us politically, and to be honest, with pretty good reason.

        Iran needs no theocratic rule, and no more Kings. I think they want their own democratic republic, and to look to the horizon, and not the shoreline. Sure, Islam will play a huge role in society, bonding and uniting people. They just don’t want these despots ruling their everyday lives. The Pope has no power over catholics. The protestants in the USA do not have to follow the orders of their preacher or pastor. Same same.

        This is the conflict.

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        • P.S. “The Iranians don’t like us politically, and to be honest, with pretty good reason.”
          I am not advocating anything sinister here. I know the Iranian leadership are terrorist sponsors, and are traditional enemies of the west. “Death to America” isn’t a friendly chant. I am just telling it like the Iranians see it. The “real politik” of the situation. We did overthrow their leader. We have forgotten that, but it is still something they are reminded of everyday.

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      • Byrd says:

        Yes, he and his beautiful family live in Maryland just outside the Beltway. His mother, Empress Farah lives in Paris and visits here. An Iranian acquaintance saw her at the airport and was tearful telling me about it. He said: “Your Majesty, I must bow to
        You.” And, he did in the crowds at the airport.

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  35. Thecleaner says:

    Assad has remained in power through 7 years of violent civil war with multiple factions with the support of the Mullahs and Hezbollah.
    It would be naive to think they are just gonna pack their bags and get on a plane when confronted with several thousand unarmed civilians, and turn influence over to the Suuni Saudi Arabians, without a fight.

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    • EV22 says:

      Naive or not, when the time comes, the time comes. A country with as many unemployed young men as Iran, ruled over by ancient mullahs, is a very combustible combo. The USSR also had the KGB and the Soviet army…until they didn’t. Ditto East Germany, Romania, the Baltics, etc.

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      • Thecleaner says:

        I think I was moreso trying to instill a reality check.
        In the last 30 mins ive read that 300,000 people have the Ayatollah’s house surrounded, the Mullahs are fleeing the country in unmarked planes and the revolutionary guard are shredding and burning their uniforms. There is of course zero evidence to back any of this up.
        What it does do however is embolden the protesters into believing something that is likely not true, and will cause them to escalate…its unclear what will happen when they do, but I have my opinions, which I will keep to myself as they offend the cheerleaders.

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        • EV22 says:

          Not offended, Cleaner! I give it a 15% chance, myself and I agree that the reporting probably has a lot of rumor hyperbole. But I wish them well.

          Now, time to ring in the New Year. Best wishes! MAGA!

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          • Thecleaner says:

            There are elements inside and outside of Iran who want these protests to escalate and turn violent. If the protesters can be goaded into violence, the violent crackdown will follow, and like it or not, any government is within its authority to put down violent insurrection.
            If the protesters stay non violent, and the government cracks down, intervention could be justified.
            So you need to ask yourself, cui bono…who benefits. Are there parties trying to force violent protest in the hopes that outside forces will respond to the ensuing crack down, or are the Iranians trying to goad the protesters into violence to justify the crackdown.
            One thing I am certain of…the violence is coming…what happens next is unknown.

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  36. CorwinAmber says:

    I have no doubt that the lads are busy in the Pentagon updating their contingency plans in the event that things go south in a hurry. I am reminded of the summer of 1995 where we spent months planning for the military extrication of UNPROFOR from Bosnia if the situation got out of hand, to include visits to ports along the Croatian coast where we were going to disembark troops from Central Europe to rescue blue helmets who were unable (or unwilling) to defend themselves…it was going to be messy, but Clinton had rashly promised to provide troops for that mission so we were stuck planning for it, sigh. POTUS will have a range of options from which to choose that will include everything from a “light” hand to something akin to hell on earth…choose wisely my friend (it’s a shame that we have 3 carrier groups in the Pacific right now, but that all goes back to how much military capability we want to have in this country, but that is a subject for another time…don’t get me started on this)

    And, oh yeah, as always MAGA and Happy New Year!

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    • wheatietoo says:

      That brand new supercarrier that was just christened a few months back, should be in the Persian Gulf by now.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Yes, President Clinton waltzed us into the Balkan powder keg, and we have been sitting on it ever since. Of all the places to avoid, I rank the Balkans pretty close to the top. They will blow up again, but I am hoping President Trump can find a good way to get us out of there and turn it all over to France, England, etc. to deal with. It is their back yard, after all, but…

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  39. The chances of US military action in Iran are about as good as Hillary Clinton turning out to be a good guy, and all the previous stuff just being a misunderstanding. It could happen, but it is very unlikely.

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  40. trialbytruth says:

    Thomas wictor seems to have some pretty good sources on this. It looks like regime change. Reports of security forces not engaging forcefully with the crowd. 100s f thousands of hezbala troops deployed out of country and realistically weeks away from being able to be redeployed there.We will know tommorow for sure i bet

    MAGA the middle east.

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  41. zephyrbreeze says:

    In a recent segment with David Brooks, he seems really subdued (depressed) and reminds people that national and international politics shouldn’t be our main priority but to focus on our communities.

    It’s his way to detract from the super successes that Trump is having around the world, and in DC. He sees the writing on the wall.

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  42. David Goodspeed says:

    Good people of Iran… fight the good fight.

    Our prayers are with you in this hour….

    May it be your finest hour…

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  43. Guyski says:

    During the 2016 presidential election candidate Trump was in Maine (I believe) and he made a short ‘off the cuff’ remark that has always stuck with me. I can’t find any video of if but he said something like this:

    Everything is connected and I’m one of the few people; if not, the only person who understands this.

    Wonder if what is happening in Iran is part of this? What President Trump has been doing in the Middle East since becoming President?

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  44. PDQ says:

    And we need to STAY OUT OF IT.

    No special forces, no boots on the ground, no American lives put at risk.

    I don’t care what Iran does…we have enough domestic terror issues threatening us here
    We need to expose and crush HERE not over there.

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    • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

      I believe we will, for the far greatest portion.

      My best guess is that this was discussed during PDJT’s middle east trip, and whoever cooked it up, KSA, US, others – the main thing they wanted from the US was buy-in not to oppose or interfere. I think and hope our role is to be very discreet and stay out of the public eye. Cheerlead from the sidelines (tweets, press releases) and covertly provide SIGINT to the Saudis, who will use it and provide to contacts inside Iran.

      Trust PDJT, he’s got this. No ego driven need to get the spotlight on us, not beholden the defense industrial complex, hostile to the disruptive Globalist interests. I think he’s well aware that hostility by the people towards the regime does not translate into love for the US or even western democracy at all.

      Remember, different kind of President.

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  45. doc00 says:

    Would it not be interesting if President Trump still had financial sanctions and quarantined Iranian funds available as leverage to support the protestors?

    Thank you President Obama and Secretary Kerry for removing these capabilities, which had been useful capabilities employed by President Republican and Democrat, before them.

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