Former CIA Official Compares Trump and Obama's Reactions to Iran Protests
Rubbing scaley elbows with the Middle East is a specialty of the Democrats. Stepping lightly. Trying not to stir the pot, despite the pot being full of C-4 (see Ted Cruz Calls Out The Mainstream Media’s ‘Coverage’ of the Iran Protests… and Linda Sarsour Uses Iran Protests to Bash Trump, Gets Called Out…). Lo and behold Iran has boiled over.
If you're confused about the Iran protests, allow this former CIA official to deliver a straightforward analysis of the protests, Obama's handling of the Iranian uprising, and what Trump is doing now:
In 2009 in response to the election of Ahmadinejada a movement arose under the moniker of "Where's my vote" Because the population felt like their vote had been stolen and that the election had not been an honest one. And that gave birth to what has been known as "Green Movement" or the "Persian Awakening." What happened though, at that point, was the Obama administration was very very careful in its dealing with the Iranians. And essentially the Iranians in response to this, brought in thugs from Hezbollah, not believing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp would use sufficient force and suppressed their population. They wound up kidnapping, torturing, and murdering hundreds of individuals that lead that.
But most importantly out of all of this, and we're talking about intelligence malpractice, the Obama administration ordered the CIA Iranian Ops Element to have no contact with the Green Movement... and so that opportunity was completely missed.
The Trump's administration's harsh criticism of the Iranian regime was justified, the president is on point, and I'm sure that, that the director of CIA, Mike Pompeo, is gonna handle this in a lot more professional fashion than did the Obama administration.
Look, death to America is the thing they say everyday. We need to recognize that, we need to understand who we're working against, and the Trump administration has got this.
I don't know about you, but I had several "ah-ha" moments listening to this gentleman. Especially when it came to pronunciation. Not that I can mimic such sounds. But might come in handy at parties.
The sum of it: the Obama administration allowed an America-hating region to bulldoze a movement which could have contributed to a more favorable Middle East with less terroristic hankerings. Trump, on the other palm and five digits, wouldn't bend over so quickly, acting in the interest of America over foreign dictator's whims.
Iran is more of a hot mess than an Amy Schumer special. Where she's liquored up and wearing roller skates. But Obama's involvement didn't help. In fact, they harmed Iran's progress.
Here's hoping Trump's actions are more fruitful and in favor of democratic change.