Anyone else notice how the media stopped on a dime in their defense of the terrorist-supporting regime in Iran when impeachment began? I mean, it also didn’t help their case when it was found out that Iran shot down a commercial airliner killing 176 people. It probably also didn’t help when people realized that the recently deceased Iranian general Qassem Soleimani really was a murdering terrorist. Oh, and it probably also doesn’t help the media’s case that whenever Iran is in the news, they follow it up with burning the American and Israeli flags and chant “Death to America.”
Maybe that’s just me, though.
Well, some in Iran are once again proving the “tolerant” nature of the Islamic Republic.
On Wednesday, Reuters reported that an Iranian factory has been manufacturing U.S., British and Israeli flags so that those who want to can burn them.
According to Reuters:
At the factory in the town of Khomein, southwest of the capital Tehran, young men and women print the flags by hand then hang them up to dry. The factory produces about 2,000 U.S. and Israeli flags a month in its busiest periods, and more than 1.5 million square feet of flags a year.
Tensions between the United States and Iran have reached the highest level in decades after top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3, prompting Iran to retaliate with a missile attack against a U.S. base in Iraq days later.
In state-sponsored rallies and protests in Iran, demonstrators regularly burn the flags of Israel, U.S. and Britain.
Pay attention to the key phrase in that last sentence — “state-sponsored.” Of course it’s just my opinion, but if something is “state-sponsored” how many Iranians do you think truly have a choice in voicing support for the regime? It’s either that or face the possibility of prison, maybe even death, judging by how Soleimani treated his own people.
Of course, the people in charge of these factories downplay their hatred by claiming that they don’t hate the people of the countries whose flags they manufacture for people to burn, just their governments.
“We have no problem with the American and British people,” factory owner Ghasem Ghanjani told Reuters. “We have (a) problem with their governors. We have (a) problem with their presidents, with the wrong policy they have.”
People with half a brain in the U.S. have a big problem with Iranian leaders, but you don’t see people burning Iranian flags. No, Americans burn American flags more than any other.
However, for the people who actually love the country they live — whether it’s the U.S., Britain or Israel — it’s very insulting when the flag of their country is burned. I guarantee Iranians, at least those supportive of their repressive regime, would have a big problem if their flag was being manufactured in the U.S. for the sole reason of burning it.
Here's video of the factory in question:
H/T: Daily Mail