It is difficult to know who is the most stupid, the protesting Iranian students or the Iranian government.
The Iranian government, like the governments of Russia and China, permits NGOs financed by their Washington and British enemies, to operate in Iran. Insouciant, indeed stupid, Iranian students receive money, encouragement, organization, and protest power from the foreign-financed NGOs.
To show how stupid the students are, according to reports they are chanting that the enemy is not America, the country threatening to bomb them, but the Iranian government. After Iraq, Libya, and Syria, one wonders why the Iranian students want their country in a similar state of chaos and destruction. One wonders why the government funds a university that produces such stupid students.
I have never seen an explanation of why countries on Washington’s regime change list permit Washington to finance fifth columns within their country. Are Iran, Russia, and China trying to demonstrate how democratic they are by accepting treason?
As far as I know, there are no Iranian, Chinese, or Russian financed NGOs fomenting regime change in the US, Britain, Germany, France, or any other Washington vassal state. In the US the president cannot even meet with the president of Russia without being accused of selling out America. The prospect that Washington would tolerate Russian-financed NGOs organizing protests and fomenting regime change is unimaginable.
That Iran, Russia, and China permit it raises questions about the competence of those governments.
Copyright © 2020 Paul Craig Roberts
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.