Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Trump Tweets in Solidarity with Iran

 

The protests by the Iranian people against their government, ostensibly over the plane shoot down the other day but I think just in general confrontation with the Mullah government, is getting bigger. And Trump tweeted in solidarity both in English and in Farsi:

“To the brave, long-suffering people of Iran: I’ve stood with you since the beginning of my Presidency, and my Administration will continue to stand with you. We are following your protests closely, and are inspired by your courage,” Trump’s first tweet read.

This is getting big. Daily Mail has video.

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  1. Samuel Block Support

    What an excellent play.

    • #1
    • January 11, 2020, at 10:19 PM PST
    • 5 likes
  2. OmegaPaladin Moderator

    I’ve read that his tweet was the most popular Farsi / Persian tweet in Twitter history.

    Edit: @drewinwisconsin beat you to the post

    • #2
    • January 12, 2020, at 3:13 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  3. Stad Thatcher

    The anti-Obama when it comes to supporting the oppessed citizens of Iran . . .

    • #3
    • January 12, 2020, at 4:53 AM PST
    • 4 likes
  4. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    This is the sort of thing we have been missing for decades. Supporting the people has nothing to do with a war. Iran’s regime knows it is weak and besieged at home. The level of incompetence shown in the airliner shootdown is evidence.

    • #4
    • January 12, 2020, at 7:05 AM PST
    • 6 likes
  5. Tex929rr Coolidge

    I almost don’t dare to hope that the killing of Soleimani combined with the regime downing an airliner and then being caught lying about it will lead to a cascade that puts the mullahs out of power.

    Can you imagine the Mideast without Iran stirring the Sunni/Shiite fight? And watching the left try to spin it?

    • #5
    • January 12, 2020, at 8:16 AM PST
    • 6 likes
  6. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    But, of course, when the Iranian mullahs crack down on the citizens it will all be Trump’s fault if some are injured or killed. According to some.

    • #6
    • January 12, 2020, at 10:33 AM PST
    • 5 likes
  7. Manny Member
    Manny

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    This is the sort of thing we have been missing for decades. Supporting the people has nothing to do with a war. Iran’s regime knows it is weak and besieged at home. The level of incompetence shown in the airliner shootdown is evidence.

    Actually, Obama did everything to hamper the Iranian people’s protests when he was president. Obama favored the Mullahs at every turn.

    • #7
    • January 12, 2020, at 1:35 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  8. Manny Member
    Manny

    Tex929rr (View Comment):

    I almost don’t dare to hope that the killing of Soleimani combined with the regime downing an airliner and then being caught lying about it will lead to a cascade that puts the mullahs out of power.

    Can you imagine the Mideast without Iran stirring the Sunni/Shiite fight? And watching the left try to spin it?

    Keeping my fingers crossed and having a prayer for the Iranian people under my breath.

    • #8
    • January 12, 2020, at 1:35 PM PST
    • 6 likes
  9. Manny Member
    Manny

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    But, of course, when the Iranian mullahs crack down on the citizens it will all be Trump’s fault if some are injured or killed. According to some.

    Oh John Kerry will come out with another inane and pathetic critique.

    • #9
    • January 12, 2020, at 1:36 PM PST
    • 4 likes
  10. Percival Thatcher
    Percival Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    August 19, 1991: An assortment of hardline Soviet officials put Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest where he had been vacationing in Crimea and sent tanks to surround the Russian White House to bring down the Russian parliament.

    The tanks arrived, took up positions, and traversed their turrets — guns out. Orders be damned.

    Oops.

    The point is that the Iranian mullahs are in a precarious spot. They might think they know what would happen if they stamp out the protests with brute force, but they don’t — not really. They can’t. When it works, it works. When it doesn’t, the game is over.

    • #10
    • January 13, 2020, at 2:52 PM PST
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