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7/22/2015

10,000 Take To The Streets To Protest Iran Deal (Video of Allen West’s Speech Added)

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:57 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Making sure their voices were heard in New York City and beyond:

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According to protest organizers:

“Washington is prepared to give Iran virtually all that it needs to get to the bomb. To release $150 billion to Iran will result in the expansion of worldwide terror.”

From protesters:

“I’m very concerned about what our situation is here. Nobody wants this deal to go through and we’re hoping that Obama will hear the voice of the American people and we’re hoping that Congress will listen to what we have say. And hopefully we can do something about that,” said one protester.

“I feel people really don’t understand the main issue. To me the main issue is not what happens 10 years from now, but what happens as soon as the sanctions are removed from Iran,” another protester told Schneider. “Which is the main terrorist regime in the world, which spreads terrorism all around the world, which is responsible for the deaths of Americans as well as Israelis.”

For what it’s worth, John Boehner says that Republicans will do everything they can to stop the deal…

Also, I just checked the NYT and do not see this event mentioned anywhere.

Photo above via Weasel Zippers.

Here is Allen West speaking at the protest. He’s terrific!

–Dana

50 Responses to “10,000 Take To The Streets To Protest Iran Deal (Video of Allen West’s Speech Added)”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. Also, I just checked the NYT and do not see this event mentioned anywhere.

    If the Iranians or its supplicants ever manage to jihad-ize things like the New York Times building in Manhattan, I’ll try my darnedest to shed a tear.

    Mark (69948d)

  3. Mark, I try my darnedest to ignore your prattle, but your suggestion @2 that you would kind of enjoy a terrorist attack on the NY Times building is absolutely beyond the pale. Manhattan has already suffered one terrorist attack in which many innocents and responding public servants were killed and lives changed forever. To even joke about another jihadi attack is just sick. I shake my head.

    elissa (362656)

  4. Elissa, yea, I guess my comment needed to be oozing more dry sarcasm. Then again, I’ve noticed you in the past becoming indignant about the idea of “squish squish” or the concept of compassion for compassion’s sake, so the Lindsey Grahams of America will be nodding and winking at you.

    Mark (69948d)

  5. With boenher and mcconnell on their knees with mouths already filled with obama’s crap, I doubt they will help in any way to stop this. Perhaps the chamber of commerce will wipe their mouths.

    mg (31009b)

  6. i nod my head

    happyfeet (831175)

  7. Hahahahahaha!!! Lot’s of these folks likely voted for Obama, BOTH times.
    It’s so sad that so many could not see him for who he is in 2008.
    Listening to Senator Tom Cotton talking as I type about the “side deals” of this nuke deal that no one is given info on and how bad this is going to be for the whole world. I hope we can undo what obama has done.

    Jedward1000 (129a70)

  8. The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and political crisis in the middle of a presidential campaign.

    The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare said the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016. That would trigger an automatic 19 percent cut in benefits, unless Congress acts.

    happyfeet (831175)

  9. as his persian butt buddy terrorist friends prepare to further depress a glutted oil market….

    obama is slapping sanctions on failmerican oil service providers, forbidding them from consolidating

    Shares of Baker Hughes fell more than 12%, and Halliburton tanked more than 5%, following a Bloomberg report on Wednesday that their planned merger has met a regulatory roadblock.

    According to Bloomberg’s David McLaughlin, who cites people familiar with the matter, the deal is facing opposition from Justice Department lawyers. The lawyers reportedly say that a merger between the second- and third-largest oilfield services companies would stifle competition.

    Halliburton would be billed 10% of the value of the deal if it’s broken up, according to Bloomberg.

    happyfeet (831175)

  10. It should trigger an automatic cut in 19% of recipients whose disabilities are phonier than Bruce Jenner’s lady parts.

    And listen to how stupid some conservatives, libertarians, and RKBA people can be. Michelle’s husband wants to keep these mopes, who got on on SSI by claiming a mental disability, from having guns. Which is a very #$%^ing sensible thing to do. If they have a genuine mental disability, they should not have a gun. If they phonied up the disability to get on the government tit, ooh sweet karma! But the Wookies have their knickers in a knot over it because [clasps cheeks in horror][gasp] it takes away guns!

    nk (dbc370)

  11. last month we also learned this mr. nk

    Social Security overpaid nearly half the people receiving disability benefits over the past decade, according to a government watchdog, raising questions about the management of the cash-strapped program.

    In all, Social Security overpaid beneficiaries by nearly $17B, according to a 10-yr study by the agency’s inspector general.

    Many payments went to people who earned too much money to qualify for benefits, or to those no longer disabled. Payments also went to people who had died or were in prison.*

    happyfeet (831175)

  12. No mention of the protest in either this morning’s NYT or WaPo.

    Dana (86e864)

  13. Sadly, most of those people seen in that picture voted for Obama twice.

    AZ Bob (34bb80)

  14. 14. AZ Bob (34bb80) — 7/23/2015 @ 7:24 am

    Sadly, most of those people seen in that picture voted for Obama twice.

    That would make their attendance all the more valuable (Senator Schumer) is up for r-election in 2016

    Sammy Finkelman (88f52d)

  15. 14. AZ Bob (34bb80) — 7/23/2015 @ 7:24 am

    Sadly, most of those people seen in that picture voted for Obama twice.

    That would make their attendance all the more valuable (Senator Schumer is up for re-election in 2016) but it’s probably not true.

    Except maybe many did vote for Senator Schumer.

    But he could lose 10% or 1% of his 2010 vote and still win in landslide. There needs to be opposing candidate.

    Still, Schumer is the type to begin to worry when he starts dropping below 66% of the cote,

    Sammy Finkelman (88f52d)

  16. No mention of this in the LA Times either. 😉

    Patricia (5fc097)

  17. This demonstration clearly does not fit the “Narrative” and will not be reported by any of the dinosaur media.

    Roman (0bfd6d)

  18. nk @10, I don’t think the issue is taking away guns from those with a true mental disability. The issue is WHO determines those who have such a disability? The fear is a tyrannical government (See: “Obama Administration”) will claim any who oppose them “mentally disabled”. Of course, something like that could never happen in the USA. Could it?

    navyvet (c33501)

  19. Don’t forget the NYT’s actual motto, as opposed to the one they keep around for PR purposes:

    All the News That Fits the Narrative.

    PCachu (fc0238)

  20. Here’s what I don’t understand about the opposition to the Iran agreement. People are upset because they fear that Iran won’t comply with the agreement, and will use the released funds to increase its influence in the region and beyond, including through the use of terrorism.

    However, those same people who now oppose the Iran agreement don’t appear to be too bothered by our having been led into the Iraq War by government officials who relied upon people like Ahmad Chalabi, who misled the US for his (and others’) own gain.

    In short, it seems to me that the people who oppose the Iran agreement are more accepting of being misled into a war (which killed thousands of Americans, injured thousands more, and killed tens of thousands of non-Americans, while disrupting the Middle East and improving Iran’s standing) rather than giving diplomacy a chance. Why is that?

    Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365)

  21. Not worth a response, Johnny. Read some history.

    elissa (215bce)

  22. navyvet,

    As I understand it, Obama wants to use Social Security’s disability list. Now, I have participated in “involuntary” adult guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, brought by family members, and the determination is made by a state judge, requires expert testimony from psychiatrists, periodic status reports, and court review every (as little as) six months. There is also, very important, the appointment of a guardian ad litem as a second advocate for the alleged disabled person in addition to a personal attorney he may have retained or had appointed for him. It’s not easy.

    There is also the phony Social Security disability list. Where the beneficiary and his doctors persuade Social Security that he’s not capable of being self-supporting and he should get SSI or early accrued benefits due to disability. Since the case is made by the beneficiary, I really don’t see the problem. Actually, I see it as just comeuppance.

    In the broader picture, it is a sensible policy. I can tell you, personally, that I didn’t want my mother anywhere near a gun in the initial stage of her Alzheimer’s where she, only occasionally, thought my father and I were burglars.

    nk (dbc370)

  23. Elissa @22 – It’s hard to say what “history” you’re talking about, but I’ll guess that you mean Munich/Chamberlain/Hitler/WW2. If so, have you considered the example of WW1, where several European nations concluded that war now was better than waiting to see if they could work things out without war? That didn’t work out too well; I’d argue that WW1 was the biggest catastrophe in human history, and its reverberations continue to be felt today.

    Or perhaps the example of Reagan in the 1980s, when he (a) didn’t respond militarily to the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, and (b) didn’t respond militarily to the Soviet Union shooting-down Korean Air 007? His decision to use diplomacy rather than war concluded pretty well.

    Or, regarding Iran specifically, have you considered its response to the US shooting-down of a passenger airplane in 1988, killing 290 people?

    I doubt that you’ll really consider what I’m writing, but I honestly think that we’re being manipulated (in Orwellian fashion) to consider Iran as an enemy, when in reality it’s just one of a number of nation-states that competes with us to varying degrees in the Middle East.

    Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365)

  24. good allah

    narciso (ee1f88)

  25. WAR FOR OIL!!!!!11ty!!!!!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  26. For recipients competent to manage their own financial affairs:

    The Treasury Department requires that Federal government benefit payments be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT), also called direct deposit. Recipients who have checking accounts enroll in direct deposit, and those without checking accounts receive payment through Direct Express MasterCard.

    ropelight (4276b4)

  27. Iran is the country that shouts Death to America! holds Americans hostage, and builds improved Improvised Explosive Devices (IUDs) that kill and maim American soldiers. When you see TV appeals for Wounded Warriors you’re looking at Iran’s handiwork. Iran’s leadership deserves to be exterminated, with prejudice.

    ropelight (4276b4)

  28. It would be better if Iran were our friend and not our enemy, but the die is cast for this pass. Iran is our enemy now. Or at least its government is. The mullahs are the ones you should be accusing of manipulation.

    I read your comment. Yes, WWI was a tragedy for the young men who died in the trenches in a squabble between Queen Victoria’s grandchildren. For worse than nothing — for the rise of Fascism and Communism and a new war 20 years later that killed 100 million people. But when was war not a tragedy and an atrocity and a crime against humanity?

    nk (dbc370)

  29. Allen West has a few comments for the crowd about the Iran deal at the Times Square protest:

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/i3lEO0ty6No

    Worth watching. He’s obviously a nativist, racist, homophobic hater who needs to be imprisoned or reeducated for his thought crimes.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  30. Thanks daleyrocks. Col. West is a good speaker and that was a rousing speech.

    elissa (712876)

  31. WAR FOR OIL!!!!!11ty!!!!!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 7/23/2015 @ 9:53 am

    Thank you Daleyrocks, for the much more concise Jonny.

    Bill H (2a858c)

  32. ropelight @28 – But don’t you see that an Iranian could say, just as truthfully as your comment, that America is the country that overthrows democratically elected leaders, shoots down civilian airliners, provides assistance to enemies (like Iraq during the Iraq-Iran War), facilitates the assassination of scientists, and has political leaders that repeatedly call for the overthrow of the Iranian government?

    Why are you singling out Iran, when our ally in Saudi Arabia has been the financier of radical Islam for the past 30 years, and the majority of the 9/11 attackers were Saudi citizens?

    If we can work with Saudi Arabia (and, in fact, consider it an ally), why can’t we work with Iran?

    Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365)

  33. At least one local New York TV station covered the protest and I would be surprised if others did not as well.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/22/iran-nuclear-deal-protest/

    The Stop Iran Rally Coalition — which claims to be a bi-partisan group — is also calling out Sen. Charles Schumer, saying he “has the votes as presumptive leader to override this deal….If this deal is not stopped, New York voters will know whom to blame.”

    Sen. Schumer said in a statement Wednesday that he wasn’t ready to make a decision on the deal yet.
    “I’ve read the agreement and I’m seeking answers to the many questions I have. Before I make a decision, I’m going to speak at length with experts on both sides,” the lawmaker said.

    elissa (80fbe9)

  34. If we can work with Saudi Arabia (and, in fact, consider it an ally), why can’t we work with Iran?

    Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365) — 7/23/2015 @ 11:45 am

    Uhhhh, maybe it has something to do with the Saudi government doesn’t scream “Death to America!!!1111!!!!” every chance they get?

    By the way, just what do you consider working with Iran? Didn’t our illustrious Sun God King just conclude what he considers a brilliant diplomatic coup for the ages with those evil fu*kers?

    Bill H (2a858c)

  35. Leave it to half-sack to deliver a half-hearted defense of this disaster. SQUIRREL !!!

    JD (9e364b)

  36. I take that back, it wasn’t a half hearted defense, it was no defense. He called names, obfuscated, drew ridiculous moral equivalences, and otherwise acted like we would expect a sycophantic troll to act.

    JD (9e364b)

  37. Bill H @35 – I agree that we’re now working with Iran, but (according to the original post) the “Republicans will do everything they can to stop the deal.”

    Regarding Saudi Arabia, are you saying that it’s better if they silently take actions that result in a worldwide radical Islamic movement that people here constantly claim is the greatest threat to the United States?

    How about not trying to win an argument with me, and instead just think about some facts that might not fit your preconceived notions? I’m not arguing that Iran is great, or that the deal is great. I’m just saying that the reflexive denouncing of diplomacy with our perceived enemies is really counterproductive, and I don’t understand it.

    Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365)

  38. Daley,

    Thanks for Col. West video link. I’ve added it to the post.

    Dana (86e864)

  39. Dana – You are welcome.

    Where’s my sammich?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  40. I’m working on it. Had to bake the bread first.

    Dana (86e864)

  41. …why can’t we work with Iran?

    Don’t ask me, ask the Poles or the Jews to explain the consequences of relying on agreements made with fanatical enemies dedicated to the genocide of your nation. No one but a useful idiot or an outright collaborator would support Obama’s simultaneous betrayal of America and capitulation to Islamic terrorism.

    Death to those who kill Americans.

    ropelight (4276b4)

  42. What is the sound of one hand clapping?

    Or, where – how – when – are MSM-news devotees (newsprint and broadcast TV) going to learn about *ANYTHING* that doesn’t fit The Official Narrative?

    How many hundreds-of-thousands of Americans will read the manipulated MSM interpretation of the Iran deal and think “Well OK, then; it’s a good deal, and we get inspections” and –if they EVER hear of protests, will wonder why-on-earth people would be upset about Obama’s Wonderful Iran Agreement? (And further, they’ll wonder why those war-loving Republicans are so racist-y as to oppose O.W.I.A. )

    What happens to “news” that is never acknowledged as having happened? We wind up with citizens who believe they’re informed — but are not. “But I never heard anything about {y,y,z} and I *do* read the papers, and I *do* watch the evening news – EVERY DAY. You’re just making stuff up, dude…”

    Our modern-day Winston Smiths are alive and well and rewriting history just as fast as it occurs.

    Dearie Me, Dearie (89508e)

  43. Or, where – how – when – are MSM-news devotees (newsprint and broadcast TV) going to learn about *ANYTHING* that doesn’t fit The Official Narrative?

    Well, Megyn Kelly on FOX NEWS does a yeoman’s job of exposing the hypocrisy of MSM’s slavish adherence to the Leftist agenda. And, if the GOP establishment could ever bring itself to support a real conservative we might find the presidential debates worth watching.

    ropelight (4276b4)

  44. if Democrats all understood that this deal ensured the genocide of israel they’d still be super-enthusiastic about it

    that’s just what america stands for anymore

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  45. Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365) — 7/23/2015 @ 9:07 am

    Or, regarding Iran specifically, have you considered its response to the US shooting-down of a passenger airplane in 1988, killing 290 people? </i

    The first thing they did is end the Iran-Iraq war because they really did think it was on purpose and many Revolutionary Guards were on the plane. Khomeini said it was like swallowing pOison.

    The second thing they are beleived to have done is pay Syria to blast a U.S. plane out of the air.

    When Syria had trouble getting the bomb on the plane, Libya was called in to pinch hit.

    When suspicion grew about this, Qaddafi destroyed a French plane in 1989, so it would be believed he did this on his own.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  46. Now Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger may have even on purpose created the conditions for the Iranian plane to be shot down. He wanted to side with Iraq. Reagan wanted to be neutral.

    I don’t think the bomb that took down Pan Am 103 just naturally got on the plane, but somebody in Frankfurt had to make sure it got on the plane.

    The bomb was supposed to explode in the middle of the ocean by the way, so no debris would be recovered) and it wasn’t supposed to be traced back to Frankfurt.

    The timer probably was not supplied by Quaddafi, but the innocent stuff in the suitcase was ppurchased in Malta by a Libyan official.

    I don’t know if Iran was really behind it, but that was one theory. I think the Syrian connection is strong.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  47. Sadly happyfeet, I think you’re right.

    Idiot Hoagster (f4eb27)

  48. Thanks for the post, daleyrocks.
    Love the attitude he brings.

    mg (31009b)

  49. Bill H @35 – I agree that we’re now working with Iran, but (according to the original post) the “Republicans will do everything they can to stop the deal.”

    Regarding Saudi Arabia, are you saying that it’s better if they silently take actions that result in a worldwide radical Islamic movement that people here constantly claim is the greatest threat to the United States?

    How about not trying to win an argument with me, and instead just think about some facts that might not fit your preconceived notions? I’m not arguing that Iran is great, or that the deal is great. I’m just saying that the reflexive denouncing of diplomacy with our perceived enemies is really counterproductive, and I don’t understand it.

    Jonny Scrum-half (f6a365) — 7/23/2015 @ 1:00 pm

    See, Jonny, that’s the problem. The deal with Iran is quite a bad one, with the ultimate goal of a nuke capability for one of the worst actors in the ME. Apparently you can’t see that. So yes- I hope to hell that the GOP finds it’s spine and puts the kibosh on this so called deal. You can hate on Saudi Arabia all you want, I don’t care at all about that. We can still deal with them through normal diplomatic channels. What I do care about is the Middle East, starting with Israel, becoming a test bed for Iranian ambitions. Your Sun God King Barack the 1st wishes the subjugation of Israel to be a part of his legacy. This super genius move of diplomacy is part of that. I genuinely hope we can stave this off until saner heads prevail on K Street.

    SO! You can stop with the false flag argument. You aren’t winning any converts here, you aren’t impressing anyone with your superior intellect, and the subject despite your strenuous objection is still a bad deal with a thoroughly evil bunch of bastards.

    Bill H (2a858c)


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