Iran Cheers BLM Protests: 'Death to America Heard from Americans Themselves'
Iranian regime celebrates as the Unites States is attacked by leftist citizens from within
Iran is openly gloating as unrest, protests, and riots, led by radical leftists groups, sweep the United States, declaring that Americans are now joining the Islamic Republic's calls and shouting "Death to America!"
On June 19, an ayatollah who represents Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei celebrated the rioting in American cities and far-left attacks on America's history.
Iranian Ayatollah Lotfollah Dezhkam delightedly delivered a sermon in which he mocked the United States, claiming that now Americans themselves are saying “Death to America!”
As MEMRI translated and reported, Dezhkam, who represents Khamenei in the Fars province, stated:
"The entire world has seen with its very eyes that today, America cannot be the main decision-maker when it comes to strategic matters in the world.
"We are unequivocally informing the American administration, Republicans and Democrats alike: If you’ve shut your ears with cotton balls, remove them [so you can hear]."
"The sound of America being shattered, and of its collapse, is being heard all over the world," he claimed.
"The shout of the Iranian nation, which has been leading the fight against America for 40 years, is being heard from the mouths of the Americans themselves: Death to America!"
The audience then broke into chants, repeating: “Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America!”
The movement to replace the traditional perspective on American history with a fundamentally anti-American one, whether articulated by leftists such as Howard Zinn or those who seek to destroy monuments dedicated to true American heroes, has gained a strong foothold among some Americans, according to The Daily Wire.
Henry Olsen, writing in The Washington Post, noted the principle articulated in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal, then pointed out the malignity of protesters tearing down statues to the men who fought for those principles:
Protesters who tear down statues to brave warriors who fought to more fully implement that principle mock and dishonor the idea that enables us to become a more perfect union.
George Washington owned slaves, but he also founded a nation dedicated to the idea whose incompatibility with slavery made its eradication inevitable.
Defacing or toppling his monuments dishonors the country.
More than any man save Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant destroyed the Confederacy with his magisterial generalship.
As president, he tried to extend the Civil War’s purpose by presiding over the Reconstruction of the South, an effort that was abandoned only after he left office.
Toppling his statue — as protesters did in San Francisco, citing a slave whom Grant was gifted and later freed before the war — is ahistorically ludicrous.
Last September, a top Iranian general boasted that U.S. sites were in range of Iranian missiles and Iran was ready for a “full-fledged” war.
The remarks came after the attacks on two oil refineries in Saudi Arabia that destroyed 5% of the world’s oil supply, prompting accusations from the U.S. government that the attacks were launched by Iran.
Amirali Hajizadeh, who heads Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace, bragged, “Everybody should know that all American bases and their aircraft carriers in a distance of up to 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) around Iran are within the range of our missiles.”
He added that “Iran has always been ready for a ‘full-fledged’ war,” as quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency and reported by Reuters.