Iranian Protesters Dying in the Streets … Where is Obama and the US Support?


Presidential Leadership?

The Times of London there are at least 8 dead. So far that is. No, make it 10!
Iranian police officers are reported to have  opened fire into crowds of protesters on Sunday, killing at least 10 people, witnesses and opposition. With all this civil unrest by the Iranian People, I think we need to ask where is America’s help in this matter.

At least eight anti-government protesters, including a nephew of Mir Hossein Mousavi, Iran’s opposition leader, were shot dead yesterday as the smouldering confrontation between the regime and the so-called Green Movement finally erupted.

Murder and Arrests on the streets of Tehran.

The UK Telegraph has the guts to ask the question that the American MSM is too cowardly to do so … ‘Iranian protesters are dying for freedom – where is Barack Obama?’ Protests against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are once again flaring up in the streets of Tehran, Iran and Obama is no where to be found. Where is the leadership from this President?


Hat Tip: Flopping Aces, “Obama are you with us or them?

I wrote back in June about the shameful silence of the Obama administration during the mass street protests that greeted Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s fraudulent re-election victory as President of Iran. As White House spokesman Robert Gibbs ludicrously put it, the administration was “impressed by the vigorous debate and enthusiasm this election generated.” Or in Vice President Joe Biden’s words on NBC’s Meet the Press, describing Ahmadinejad’s victory – “we’re going to withhold comment… I mean we’re just waiting to see.”

Embarrassingly for Washington, even many European leaders showed more backbone in condemning the Iranian regime’s brutal suppression of protesters, …

Once again, Barack Obama is just words. Remember during his Nobel Peace Prize speech when he referenced the Iranian protesters? I guess it’s a good thing that hope and history are on their side, as Obama can’t make up his mind whether he is. His speeches are just mere words with no action.

So even as we respect the unique culture and traditions of different countries, America will always be a voice for those aspirations that are universal … to the hundreds of thousands who have marched silently through the streets of Iran. It is telling that the leaders of these governments fear the aspirations of their own people more than the power of any other nation. And it is the responsibility of all free people and free nations to make clear to these movements that hope and history are on their side

Do you really want to know where Obama is as the fires rage and innocent people are gunned down by the Iranian regime … President Obama keeps strict tee times and cone of silence.


What, I am on vacation … don’t I get a vacation?

Oh wait, Obama and the White House come out winging against the Iranian suppression with a little stick.

“We strongly condemn the violent and unjust suppression of civilians in Iran seeking to exercise their universal rights,” National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement. “Hope and history are on the side of those who peacefully seek their universal rights, and so is the United States.”

Those mere words will certainly put the fear of Allah in them. Geez.

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  • Comments

    19 Responses to “Iranian Protesters Dying in the Streets … Where is Obama and the US Support?”

    1. Rusty Bridges on December 28th, 2009 1:19 pm

      We can’t preach to other countries about freedom when we are busy taking away our own freedoms, duh!

    2. Michelle Smith on December 28th, 2009 2:07 pm

      He’s probably playing golf. Why would he care about what’s happening in Iran when he doesn’t care about what’s happening in America?

      This is all a big game to him. See how many times he can get his face on t.v. How many vacations he can take in one year. How much money he can spend.

      It’s a new soap opera entitled: “The inexperienced & the incompetent.” Stay tuned for the next episode coming to a t.v. near you.

    3. Jeff Molloy on December 28th, 2009 4:10 pm

      Well, I am sure you would prefer we bomb them…..but for what its worth, he did issue this statement today…

      Obama says: ‘fear and tyranny’ by Iranian govt won’t make its people’s aspirations go away.

    4. St Stephen on December 28th, 2009 5:19 pm

      Put this on the wrong post. Here goes:

      To be fair, the presidency is a 24/7 job…no vacation, and yes, as that famous primary election commercial once equivocated, there is always the prospect of that 3 o’clock in the morning phone call.

      President Obama should realize that and understand that there are times you need to pull away from your vacation time and address the American people when needed.

      This was a serious threat and the fact that this TERRORIST(if the President will not say the word, I will, I guess) had al qaeda connections and apparently received the weapon from Yemen makes it even more critical to assure the citizens that this threat will not go unanswered. That is what a leader does.

      Why is this so hard to comprehend?

    5. Michelle Smith on December 28th, 2009 6:01 pm

      #3 Nah…just invite them to the white house for beer….

    6. Susan on December 28th, 2009 6:02 pm

      You are absolutely correct, Michelle…lol! This pretty much sums up Obama’s whereabouts. Read the story below:

      Obama friend’s child injured, golf interrupted

      as reported by the AP

      KAILUA, Hawaii – President Barack Obama abruptly ended his golf outing and sped in his motorcade to his compound Monday after he learned a child of a a friend was injured while playing on the beach.

      Members of the first family were fine, a White House official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of a reluctance to discuss personal matters involving the president.

      Journalists when they returned to the secured neighborhood where Obama was staying saw an ambulance speed past with its lights on. The ambulance then left the neighborhood with a black sedan trailing.

      The president was playing golf with friends from Chicago who joined him on his holiday vacation. The White House is not identifying which friend’s child was injured.

      Can anyone believe Obama actually left the golf course to go see about an injured child? To hell with world crisis, so it appears…

    7. A Texas Grandfather on December 28th, 2009 6:42 pm

      Obama will never say anything of substance about the Government of Iran no matter what happens.

      The reasons:
      1. He is an illegal alien and does not qualify under the constitution of the United States to be POTUS.
      2. He is also a muslim and will sympathize with the muslum quest to have their religion (cult of hate) be the religion of the world.
      3. He knows that the dictators of Iran know all about him and if he gets tough on them they will release the information that he has spent millions of dollars with crooked lawyers to conceal.

    8. J.Jay on December 28th, 2009 8:21 pm

      Granpa… plz cool it.

      Maybe he should send in Chuck Norris. Or just nuke the bastards right in the face. A 3rd war on a third front might just be what the US need.

      I wonder though, if we go in there, will they greet us as liberators?
      Difficult to answer….
      Maybe if I could remember a precedent…

    9. Brenda in Virginia on December 29th, 2009 8:16 am

      Susan, no kidding! Only reason he
      rushed back was because (according to the article from Hawaii), it wasn’t clear who was hurt. So…this also explains his lack of attention to the bomber on the plane. HIS family wasn’t in danger…so why care?

      Worst thing I find is the lie. Obama pretends he’s doing a good deed so that the parent can go to the child at the hospital. Really? Did he not bring a hoard of STAFFERS? obamanation truly DOES think the American people are retarded idiots. Too bad he doesn’t understand those who voted for him are the only ones in that category..and sadly it appears to be about it’s 1/2 of the voters.

      Quote from article: After a few minutes of not knowing who was hurt, it finally became clear: the son of one of the president’s golfing partners sustained minor injuries while surfing. Obama decided to end the game abruptly and return to the home so that the boy’s father could attend to his injured son.

      (wonder why he didn’t simply “monitor that situation”…must have been much more important than the nation’s security.)

    10. Rusty Bridges on December 29th, 2009 9:43 am

      #3, Just words. He is good at saying what people are already doing without his help. Translation: “You are on your own, good luck with that”.

      #8, I wouldn’t see it as a third war since Iraq and Iran are bordered. Think of it as a battle shift when all the insurgents quit leaving Iran for Iraq and fight on their own turf instead.

      It might even win all three wars.

      Time to reinstate the draft anyway, people seem to have forgotten what the price of freedom costs.

    11. Jack Hammer on December 29th, 2009 12:30 pm

      Sounds like Grandpa needs his medication and also needs to start living in the 21st century.

    12. Michelle Smith on December 29th, 2009 7:39 pm

      Sounds like Jerk Hummer needs to take his medication so he can stop being so delusional.

    13. Susan on December 29th, 2009 8:12 pm

      Brenda – Speaking of the hoard of staffers, imagine how much money it cost WE THE PEOPLE for Obama’s motorcade to escort him from the golf course to the mansion, to the hospital, and back to the golf course.

      You are right, Obama cares for no one, but himself, with the exception of the terrorists.

      You are also correct about the voters who were stupid enough to vote for Obama being total idiots! Fine mess they’ve gotten us into :-(

      Sad thing is, we are all in grave danger…

    14. Brenda in Virginia on December 30th, 2009 8:48 am

      Yes Susan, It’s nice to come to SM and find other like-minded individuals who have the common sense to realize the danger. God help us. Obama has done nothing but embolden our enemies while he weakens the USA and continues to promote the idea of mommy/daddy government whether we like it or not. Scary to say the least.

    15. Brenda in Virginia on December 30th, 2009 8:54 am

      Just pulled this off Drudge…Cheney has it right:

      Here is Cheney’s full statement:

      “As I’ve watched the events of the last few days it is clear once again that President Obama is trying to pretend we are not at war. He seems to think if he has a low key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gives terrorists the rights of Americans, lets them lawyer up and reads them their Miranda rights, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if we bring the mastermind of 9/11 to New York, give him a lawyer and trial in civilian court, we won’t be at war.

      “He seems to think if he closes Guantanamo and releases the hard-core al Qaeda trained terrorists still there, we won’t be at war. He seems to think if he gets rid of the words, ‘war on terror,’ we won’t be at war. But we are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren’t, it makes us less safe. Why doesn’t he want to admit we’re at war? It doesn’t fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office. It doesn’t fit with what seems to be the goal of his presidency – social transformation—the restructuring of American society. President Obama’s first object and his highest responsibility must be to defend us against an enemy that knows we are at war.”

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    16. Jack Hammer on December 30th, 2009 10:11 am

      Who are we at war with again?

    17. Michelle on December 30th, 2009 10:54 am

      #15 Yup…Cheney hit the nail on the head with that statement.

    18. Michelle on December 30th, 2009 12:01 pm

      #16 Damn you are dumb.

    19. Dolf on January 6th, 2010 7:14 pm

      you will never win this using just militairy power.

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