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January 23rd, 2020
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For two weeks we have been told that President Donald Trump’s decision to drone strike top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was a huge, huge mistake that put America on the precipice of World War III.

Forget the fact that Soleimani was responsible for hundreds of American deaths, forget the fact that he coordinated the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and forget the fact that he was planning several more attacks on American interests in the region. None of that matters when you hate Trump so much that you will side with anyone — and I mean literally anyone — who opposes Trump, even if it is a terrorist mastermind who led a rogue regime’s paramilitary operations designed to destabilize the Middle East.

The American media portrayed Trump with statements like “Cowboy diplomacy,” who “shoots from the hip” and is “using this attack to distract from the fact he is facing an impeachment trial.”

The one thing that can’t be true, according to the mainstream media, is that Trump did the right thing for the right reason.

All of these stations we have been told to blindly trust — ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN, were all regurgitating the exact same attacks on the president, and they controlled the airwaves and the narrative, forcing Trump and his staff to defend a decision that should have been wholeheartedly supported as the right thing to do.

There was just one group the American media couldn’t influence — the Iranian people.

With their Internet on lock down by the Iranian regime the media seems to love, they weren’t seeing the pro-Iranian government propaganda being advocated by the party-run media in America.

And there was one lie that couldn’t be buried — a jet that took off from the airport in Tehran didn’t crash from mechanical failure as reported by the Iranian government.

They shot down their own jet.

Not on purpose of course, but this is what happens in the fog of war with third-world countries who allow jets to take off while simultaneously sending missiles into Iraq and then mistaking their own jet as a hostile threat.

The American press still tried to make excuses for the Iranian government.

“It’s not the first time a plane has been shot down accidentally,” they claimed in another rush to defend the Iranian dictatorship.

But this time, the Iranian people had enough.

We have been told that Iranians constantly chant “Death to America,” and there is truth to it, they were also chanting “Death to the dictator,” and they were praising the killing of Soleimani.

They knew him in Iran as a butcher as well. He orchestrated the murder of thousands of Iranian protesters.

Instead of stomping on the American flag, Iranians were now walking around an American flag painted on the ground as a sign that America was not their enemy — their own dictatorial government was the enemy.

The Iranians received a message of support, and it came in the form of another constantly criticized activity of the president — a Tweet.

Trump sent his Tweet in Farsi, the Iranian language, and in English.

It said, “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.”

This became the most forwarded Tweet Trump has ever made.

Iranians took to the streets to protest the regime’s admission of shooting down its own plane while tearing images of Soleimani in half, but as is typical in Iran, the protesters were dispersed with teargas and live ammunition being fired into the crowds.

How will the party-led media address the protests? CNN was quick to give Iranian propaganda the mic with a story saying Trump “dishonors” the ancient Persian language with his Tweet.

Trump’s sanctions have been crippling to Iran, forcing the regime to double gas prices just to keep money flowing in to the government, and the people are finding it harder to feed their families.

Now, with the Iranians downing their own aircraft, Iranian experts are saying the regime is in its worst position since it assumed power in 1979.

You just won’t hear this on the party-controlled media in America. You will only hear one story coming from our major news outlets, and that is anti-Trump around the clock.

From Hong Kong to Tehran, protesters considered liberal in other nations are marching in support of American policy and the beacon of freedom they see under Trump. Don’t expect to see it on the news tonight, or tomorrow, or for the next five years. 

Hate is a powerful tool, and the media knows it. But thanks to the oppressive regime blocking the partisan American news media which is anti-Trump, Iranians know the truth better than the American people.

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