Iran Blames Anti-Government Protests...on Donald Trump's Tweets?
Donald Trump's obsession with Twitter is like sugar-free cake. Sometimes you think it's a good idea. But mostly you're full of regret, usually accompanied by a questionable rumbling in your stomach. Much can be blamed on Trump's need to sputter thoughts across the Twitterverse. Under 40% approval rating? You can blame some of that on Trump's Twitter OCD. Giving the media an excuse not to work hard? Watching CNN for 16 hours will tell you that's true. Inciting the protests in Iran?
According to a letter to the United Nations, those Iran protests are America's fault. 280 characters at a time:
Iran charged Wednesday that the U.S. "has crossed every limit" in international relations by expressing support for Iran's anti-government protesters and said President Donald Trump's "absurd tweets" have encouraged disruption.
In a letter to U.N. officials, Iranian Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo complained that Washington was intervening "in a grotesque way in Iran's internal affairs." He said Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were personally stirring up trouble.
"The President and Vice-President of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts," the ambassador wrote to the U.N. Security Council president and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Let's here what the little bird has to say:
Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration. The great Iran… https://t.co/DaPjy8hPH5— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1514810680.0
Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basi… https://t.co/EHq72J2QaP— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1514757621.0
The U.S. didn't immediately respond to the letter. Methinks our response is the following:
Here's what I find amusing, because I think I know Iran's game. Iranians know how predictable the left and the media is. You can set your time to how often they find something problematic. The attitude on the left is that Trump should stay quiet on Iran. So as not to rock the C-4 filled boat Obama piloted. The media spends half of its time reporting on Trump's Twitter account. The political left and the American media will side with whomever is criticizing Trump. The American media and political left are straddling the same side of the rope in this tug-o-war. Trump's on the other side, pulling with one hand, tweeting with the other.
So if you're Iran, why not blame your country's unrest on a talking point you know the media will propagate like chemical warfare. Where the chemicals are mainly bottled farts.
It would be brilliant. If not for its pathetic predictability. Just pull my finger.