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Origanalist
06-07-2017, 11:30 PM
written by daniel mcadams
wednesday june 7, 2017
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2017/june/07/white-house-blames-iranian-victims-for-isis-attack/

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It is particularly bloody to use an official statement of sympathy over a terrorist attack as a vehicle to promote war against the victim country, but that is exactly what the Trump White House did today after dual attacks in Iran left at least a dozen civilians dead.

In a breathtaking display of cruel indecency, Trump's team used the attack as an occasion to stick the boot in and blame the victims.

Wrote the White House:
We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times. We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.
In other words, too bad you got killed but because we determine your government to be "state sponsors of terrorism" you got what you deserved.

When was the last time Iran or Iranian allies attacked the US or US interests? If we count Beirut, it's been over three decades. Why exactly is Iran a "state sponsor of terrorism"? Because they haven't buckled under aggression from Saudi Arabia and threats from Israel?

Blaming the victims in Tehran for an attack undertaken by ISIS -- which ironically has ties to the biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US ally Saudi Arabia -- shows the rest of the world just what kind of monsters control our foreign policy in Washington. The rest of America should be ashamed and disgusted by those who claim to rule over us, "promoting freedom" in our name.

(H/T Dan Larison)
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Origanalist
06-07-2017, 11:53 PM
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Ender
06-08-2017, 12:06 AM
Good grief. :rolleyes:

Trump's stand on Iran was my big clue to him being a deep state war monger.

enhanced_deficit
06-08-2017, 12:09 AM
Iran didn't just place order for $100Billion of US bombs and weapons... Saudi dictators did. Why should US side with Iranian victims of terror attack ?

$100Billion weapons sale will create many high paying jobs in US.

Origanalist
06-08-2017, 12:11 AM
Iran didn't just place order for $100Billion of US bombs and weapons... Saudi dictators did. Why should US side with Iranian victims of terror attack ?

$100Billion weapons sale will create many high paying jobs in US.

That post cuts right through to the heart of the matter.

Suzanimal
06-08-2017, 01:03 PM
Iran: Trump response to terror attack in Tehran 'repugnant'


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Iran's foreign minister on Thursday denounced as "repugnant" President Trump's mixed-message response to twin terror attacks in Tehran that killed 17 people.

"Repugnant WH statement & Senate sanctions as Iranians counter terror backed by US clients," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted. "Iranian people reject such US claims of friendship."

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Zarif appeared to blame Saudi Arabia.

"Terror-sponsoring despots threaten to bring the fight to our homeland," Zarif tweeted. "Proxies attack what their masters despise most: the seat of democracy."

Iranians voted overwhelmingly on May 19 to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani. After his victory, Rouhani was quoted in Iranian media referring to arch-rival Saudi Arabia when he said the Saudi people "have never seen a ballot box in their life and don't know what elections are."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/06/08/iran-trump-response-terror-attack-tehran-repugnant/102621204/