| If the Islamic Republic is Falling, It’s Because of Trump
| Tuesday, January 02, 2018
|Jihad Watch : When one strong individual stands up, others follow. My latest in FrontPage:
In 2009, Iran was swept by demonstrations, just as it is
now. But at that time, the protesters were shouting “Allahu akbar,” and
there was no indication that they wanted anything but reform of the
Islamic regime, not the end of the regime itself. This time, however,
the protesters have been chanting: “We don’t want an Islamic Republic!” “Clerics shame on you, let go of our country!” Some have even chanted: “Reza Shah, bless your soul!”
What has changed? Donald Trump. Reza Shah was the Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941 and the father of
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Shah who was overthrown in the Islamic
Revolution in 1979. Reza Shah admired Turkey’s Kemal Ataturk and set
Iran on a similar path of Westernization and secularization. In chanting
this, the protesters are emphasizing that they do not just want
economic reforms, as has been the line of the establishment media in the
West. Nor do they want an Islamic Republic that is less corrupt. They
don’t want an Islamic Republic at all.
Now why would Trump have anything to do with this? Because he has
been singular among the leaders of the world, and the Presidents of the
United States since 1989, in demonstrating his readiness to stand up to
violent intimidation. President Trump has already made it clear in so
many ways, most notably by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Clinton, Bush, and Obama all spoke about Jerusalem being the capital of
Israel, but backed off from recognizing the fact as official U.S.
policy, for fear that Muslims would riot and kill innocent people, and
that such a recognition would jeopardize the chimerical and fruitless
Read it all here...................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:47 AM