By Angela Sanders –
As Iran’s nuclear talks resumed in Vienna, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayotollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter and accused the US of human rights violations, torturing US citizens and oppressing black people. He even broke out the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag again for special effect. Here’s one of his crazed tweets about slavery in the US, violent oppression of black people and concern over people having “physical safety of their skin color”. His words, not mine. WARNING: Check your gag reflex before viewing.
I find it disconcerting that negotiations continue with Iran, given their history and continued torture of their own people; not to mention the US citizens they’ve imprisoned. The Obama Administration has refused to discuss terms to get Americans home as part of the nuclear talks and plans to lift sanctions. Members of Congress have recommended amendments to a bipartisan bill that would “block President Obama from waiving congressional sanctions for at least 30 days while lawmakers weigh in. Among proposed additions to the bill are demands that Iran release any US citizens it is holding and refrain from any cooperation with nuclear-armed North Korea”, according to Daily Mail.com. The President has stated multiple times if such amendments come across his desk, he’ll veto the bill.
One thing I have to admit about President Obama is his veracious tenacity when it comes to something he wants, regardless of the consequences. In many leaders, this can be a good trait; however in Mr. Obama’s case, his goals are not in the best interest of America. In his warped sense of superiority, he believes he can do anything he wants; Congress and US safety be damned.
What is it exactly that has President Obama so obsessed with obtaining some form of a nuclear deal with Iran, knowing it gives them a direct path to a bomb? It’s no secret Iran hates the US and believes us to be the “Great Satan”. What do we stand to gain? Better yet, what will we lose if this deal does in fact go through? The Obama administration continues to disregard threats and lies presented by Iranian leaders. They can’t possibly believe we’re stupid enough not to research for ourselves (low-information voters excluded). We’re not blind sheep who can’t think for ourselves like little Marie Harf’s, flipping our hair and rolling our eyes. The majority of Americans have finally removed their rose colored glasses…sorry to burst your liberal bubble.
Will someone in Washington please stand up? Iran’s laughing all the way to the bank, not passing go and collecting $50 Billion dollars! The US used to be the world’s leading Super Power. Now, countries like Iran believe they wield leverage and control over us? It’s flat out embarrassing! Anyone with a spine, please stand up! The singing of crickets is getting old! You spineless relics in Washington may turn a blind eye, but I, along with many Americans, refuse to be degraded into a cowardly nation. I will NOT be silent! With that being said, take a look at what dingbat Khamenei’s disgorging, yet again:
The US is a major enemy to human rights? Khamenei dares use the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag when his regime refuses to recognize women as equals; they’re less than human with no rights unless granted by man? What about the women their government has falsely imprisoned, mutilated, tortured and raped? Do their lives matter? Do non-Muslim lives matter? The four Americans falsely and illegally held in Iranian prisons; do their lives matter? How about Israeli lives; do they matter, Mr. Khamenei? Please spare me and other US citizens with your faux outrage when Iran is guilty of atrocities against its own people; massacres in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon; along with funding terrorist organizations such as Hamas an Hezbollah!
Really? Iran executed (hung) 81 prisoners From April 12th – April 18th.
Pardon me. I was distracted by how many Iranian prisoners were killed last week; not to mention countless more since. Mr. Khamenei needs to be reminded that we have this thing in the US called the internet. It has limitless access to public information about the history of abuse, human rights violations and torture by the hands of Iranian leaders, such as Khamenei himself. His pathetic attempt to shame the US for what he calls human rights violations, is the highest form of hypocrisy I’ve seen in quite some time.
Speaking of killing innocents, remember when former Iranian President, Ahmadinejad famously said in New York: “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like you do in your country. This does not exist in our country.” I guess technically he wasn’t lying because Iranian leaders have them killed. Example: According to The Guardian, Three Iranian men were executed in 2011 after being found guilty of charges related to homosexuality. The men, only identified by their initials, were hanged in the south-western city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran’s Khuzestan province.
Iran tortures and executes Gays (Viewer discretion advised)
Last time I checked, being homosexual wasn’t a crime in the US. We don’t levy fake charges against them to justify execution. It seems Iran has quite a track record for killing innocent people. Next!
Women have no rights in Iran. They’re simply chattel, born to serve men and do as their told. When raped, this is how they’re treated: Reyhaneh Jabbari was, according to Britain’s The Daily Telegraph, “lured to a flat to undertake interior design work” but was then allegedly sexually abused by Iranian intelligence agent Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi who she killed in self-defense. Despite her pleas of self-defense, Jabbari was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death by hanging. However, under Islamic law in Iran a victim’s family can grant clemency where the death penalty is concerned. Only Sarbandi’s son has demanded that Jabbari must expose “her true intentions” and change her story in order for mercy.
Reyhaneh was given two choices; die or recant her accusation that she was raped and apologize to the family of her attacker. Despite a vigorous international campaign and several failed attempts of pleading for a retrial, requests were denied. She refused to lie about her attack and made peace with dying. She was hung in Tehran, October 2014. Reyhaneh is one of countless abused women who were unjustly executed in Iran or imprisoned for having a voice in a tyrannical terrorist state. While researching the atrocities committed by Iran, I watched and read some of the most horrific testimonies of women who were thrown in prison, raped repeatedly, beaten and mutilated. The mental and physical scars were almost too painful to witness.
Hey Khamenei! THIS is torture and violation of human rights!
Here we go again. Does this man ever tire of talking out of his rear end? I’m choking on the hypocrisy over here! The US does NOT put an American citizen in jail without due process of law and torture them to death. I believe that dishonor goes to Iran! This moron invoked Freddie Gray when details of the investigation have yet to be released. He must be reading hashtag tweets. Here’s further proof of Iran’s agonizing pretense:
In 2010, according to Human Rights Watch Iranian authorities executed five prisoners, four of them ethnic Kurds, without warning their families, and refused to release their bodies. These executions follow convictions that appear to have relied on the use of torture. “Hangings of four Kurdish prisoners are the latest example of the government’s unfair use of the death penalty against ethnic minority dissidents,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “The judiciary routinely accuses Kurdish dissidents, including civil society activists, of belonging to armed separatist groups and sentences them to death in an effort to crush dissent.”
Now that I’ve crushed Ayotollah Ali Khamenei’s claims, I’ll close with a personal statement to my fellow Americans.
The American people in favor of a deal with this terrorist nation need to wake up! Every day I see people complaining about hurt feelings, crying over a cake, claiming racism and bigotry, et al. We’re free! Free to be anyone we want to be without fear of persecution. We have freedom to peacefully assemble. Freedom of speech! The right to bear arms! We even have religious freedom, for now, unless the cry babies whine enough and force the courts to take our rights away. We live in the greatest nation in the world! What if we lived in Iran where we had no rights? What would we do then? Imagine what your life would be like, then open your eyes to reality and see the wondrous opportunities you have in this life.
Stop complaining and let your voice be heard! Speak for those who can’t speak for themselves! Speak out against this disastrous deal with Iran and force Congress’ hand! We have that power. It’s time we started exercising our rights instead of taking them for granted. Wake up America!
Article first published at The Liberty Eagle, posted here with author permission.