Leftists are calling President Trump “Putin’s Puppet” but here they are behaving like the Mullah’s Muppets.
The Iranian Mullahs can only dream of coming up with propaganda like this.
There’s a whole lotta stupid out there, kiddos.
The Media(D) are twisting themselves in knots to mourn the death of a terrorist who has not just the blood of American troops on his hands, but the blood of his fellow Iranians protesting the authoritarian regime that elevated him.
For Chris Matthews, Qasem Soleimani wasn’t just a General of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps Quds Force, he was a revered figure — a celebrity. The airstrike killing Soleimani was like the death of Elvis or Princess Diana.
Chris Matthews: Soleimani killing on par with deaths of Elvis, Princess Diana pic.twitter.com/Z089Sx3pjl
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 9, 2020
It appears that Mr. Thrill Up His Leg is still so enamored by President Obama and is afraid that Barry’s atrocious policy of appeasement to Iran will be replaced by Trump’s policy of deterrence, that he’s willing to wax poetic on the death of a bloody murderer.
But as horrible as that was, journos and blue-checkmarks decided to have a “Limbo Challenge” with their hot takes on the horrible tragedy that killed 176 innocent people when Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane as it was taking off from the Tehran airport.
First up, non-journalist but a verified 2020 Presidential Hopeful, Preachy Pete Buttigieg.
Innocent civilians are now dead because they were caught in the middle of an unnecessary and unwanted military tit for tat.
My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of all 176 souls lost aboard this flight. https://t.co/zWaVgWxfdL
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 9, 2020
WaPo’s token “conservative” Jennifer Rubin suggested that the harsh rhetoric from Trump and Pompeo made the Iranians “jumpy.”
That’s totally reasonable, right?
How many times have you been jumpy and then shot down a 737? It could happen to anyone, right?
after all the rhetoric from Trump and espec. from Pompeo I think any country would be jumpy. I'll bet one of the options for the US was a target inside Iran.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 9, 2020
Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law prof says that the Iranians were “trigger-happy” only because of Trump taking out Soleimani. Clearly Tribe is not a History professor.
Trump’s “flying in a tough neighborhood” & “it has nothing to do with us” were typical “who, me?” moves. Did it never occur to him that the plane filled with 176 souls would almost certainly never have been targeted by a trigger-happy Iranian missile but for the assassination?
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) January 9, 2020
Some of those blue-checks were all saying that the plane went down because of “crossfire.” Whether used literally or figuratively, the word “crossfire” is a ridiculous choice.
Ah. I see the memo on "crossfire" has gone out. pic.twitter.com/NnAsGVzI4A
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) January 9, 2020
CNN’s national security analyst, Susan Hennessey, has said that civilians are at risk when there are “escalations” and mocks conservatives for calling out reporters for using the word “crossfire.”
When people warn of the risks of escalation, civilians being killed in accidents are part of that risk. Period. It is *explicitly* included in national security risk analysis.
?This type of nonsense represents such a lazy, dishonest, and fundamentally cowardly position. pic.twitter.com/UDUbRhY0Vg
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) January 9, 2020
Former Senator from California Barbara Boxer says that President Trump should have realized that Iran would accidentally shoot down a Ukrainian passenger plane…
The tragic crash of a civilian aircraft shows everyone in the world how war leads to heart wrenching unintended consequences. We need a president who understands this. Dump Trump 2020. https://t.co/azGQHub3q9
— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) January 9, 2020
Associated Press White House reporter tweets out a story that lays the blame on Trump not Iran.
An Iranian general dies in U.S. attack, and innocents suffer https://t.co/BtwDc0aqYt
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 10, 2020
Obnoxious, racist über-leftist former Congressional candidate Saira Rao gave her awful take that President Trump and America are the real terrorists.
Every single one of the 176 passengers on the Ukrainian plane that went down was murdered by Donald Trump.
We have to start calling a thing a thing and stop pretending that this man and America are not the biggest terrorists in the world.
— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) January 9, 2020
Journalist and former war correspondent, Sig Christenson, also used the word “crossfire.”
With so many missiles flying out of Iran that night, this comes as no surprise. Look at who got caught up in the crossfire of revenge. What a horror and a shame. https://t.co/9REwW7Hehw
— Sig Christenson ? (@saddamscribe) January 9, 2020
Former journalist turned “communications professional” George Koshy repeated the “crossfire” but added in a retweet of the heartbreaking image of a child’s shoe at the crash site.
These are images that really tell a story. Of our children caught in the crossfire of conflicts they inherit from us! https://t.co/JAPDYCfKpr
— George Koshy (@georgekoshy) January 9, 2020
Doesn’t that sound like Iranian propaganda? Sure it does.
You’d think the people that autistically screech that Trump is spouting Russian propaganda would be absolute experts on what propaganda is.
And they are experts… of a sort.
They’re so good at being apologists for the authoritarian Iranian regime that they may even outdo the Iranians. Frankly, I don’t think that the Ayatollah himself could have come up with this one — Seth Abramson from Newsweek suggests that Iran may have shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane because they were watching Hannity.
As so many of you asked: the BBC reports PS752 was hit—per US officials, accidentally, by an Iranian battery possibly expecting an airstrike—approximately 9:44PM EST. Trump adviser Hannity was on-air declaring an imminent US airstrike during his 9PM show. https://t.co/q7PKCnerq3
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) January 9, 2020
Good heavens! Is that Trump Derangement Syndrome or Fox Derangement Syndrome? Yeesh!
And it’s not limited to just American leftist journos.
“This is insane. Sickening. Imagine having a family member on that plane.” What began with a drone attack on a top Iranian general rippled outward until dozens of Iranian-Canadians, and dozens of Iranian students studying in Canada, were dead. https://t.co/fVQB4S3FXr
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 10, 2020
This “well respected” anchor for Canada’s state broadcaster, CBC, also tried to blame Trump.
— Canadabuster (@Canadabuster) January 9, 2020
That is some effed up stuff, man!
If you think about it for just 5 seconds, you’ll realize how utterly ridiculous it is to blame Trump for the Iranians not bothering to halt all flights as they fired off missiles into fields in Iraq. That’s pretty stupid.
But those on the left are still acting as though the Islamic Republic of Iran is a reasonable, rational player on the world stage.
One Twitter user with the handle Aldous Huxley’s Ghost reminds us exactly who the Media(D) and their Democrat comrades are propping up with their propaganda.
Funny how these guys can shoot a civilian airliner out of the sky and the media and Democrats are blaming it on Trump. These guys. pic.twitter.com/wStLssuQeS
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) January 9, 2020
When you’re convinced that “Orange Man Bad” you can come running to the defense of that idiot slapping himself in the head.
Good job, leftists!
The Media(D) often complain that President Trump calls them “the enemy of the people.” Here’s an idea, mainstream journos: maybe don’t act like the enemy of the people and you won’t be called the enemy of the people.