The Iranian people once rallied in the streets chanting “Death to America, Death to Israel.” But after President Donald Trump leveled brutal economic sanctions, took out the rogue nation’s top terrorist commander, and demonstrated American military resolve, the protestors refuse to tramp the American and Israeli flag as the call for the radical regime’s dictators to step down.
“Wow! The wonderful Iranian protesters refused to step on, or in any way denigrate, our Great American Flag,” Trump tweeted. “It was put on the street in order for them to trample it, and they walked around it instead. Big progress!”
In the days following the killing of Qasem Soleimani and downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane by Iran, crowds flooded the streets to mourn. The painting the U.S. and Israeli flags on the ground to symbolically trample had become standard practice. But Iran’s radical leaders were taken by surprise when protestors refused to comply. Protestors are no longer buying into the false propaganda of its state-run media that denied killing the people on the plane. These days, they are opening chanting “Death to the Islamic Republic.”
The Ukraine jet was targeted as Iran staged a phony military strike on U.S. outposts in Iraq. Iran’s short-range missiles fell harmlessly in fields nearby the bases. Despite the state-run media claiming it killed upwards of 80 Americans in response to Soleimani’s death, Iran’s leaders cowered knowing President Trump would make good on his threat to destroy 52 sites if a single American was harmed. After being forced for decades to knowingly lie to the Iranian people, journalists resigned refusing to continue to lie about the passenger flight murders.
“Thank you for accepting me as anchor until today. I will never get back to TV. Forgive me,” Iranian journalist Zahra Khatami said, resigning after being told to call the strike a “plane crash.”
“It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed. Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies,” Iran’s Gelare Jabbari posted on Instagram. His account was deleted by the regime the following day.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gripped factual information in a stranglehold until President Trump discarded the fake diplomacy of the Obama-Biden administration. Discord grew, and the truth about the terror plots, IED programs, and isolation sprung as if out of a Pandora’s box. The shooting down of the Ukraine passenger plane and lying about it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Joining the citizens being gunned down by Iranian police in the streets, the Association of Iranian Journalists issued a crushing statement that will forever undermine the government.
“We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves; and Islamic Republic of Iran state television employees acknowledge that their credibility has been lost. Unaware that the credibility of this media and most of the domestic media had long since vanished,” the statement reads. “It should be noted, however, that other media outlets objected to the situation, but the Islamic Republic of Iran’s state television favored it. This incident showed that people cannot trust official data, and journalists should try to fill this gap as much as possible.”
Civil unrest has boiled over in Iran, and police firing live ammunition at protestors now has millions raging against the regime. The once-powerful and defiant extremist dictators of Iran are calling for de-escalation with the U.S. That’s a position that President Trump is in no rush to negotiate. Instead, the White House has ramped up more sanctions, and is monitoring a process that could result in regime change. Even left-leaning media outlets such as the New York Times agree that Trump has taken the regime to the brink of implosion.
“The bleak economy appears to be tempering the willingness of Iran to escalate hostilities with the United States, its leaders cognizant that war could profoundly worsen national fortunes,” the New York Times stated. “In recent months, public anger over joblessness, economic anxiety and corruption has emerged as a potentially existential threat to Iran’s hardline regime.”