CNN Explains That The Problem Is Trump, Not Iran's "Death To America" Chants

For the record, the chants were the same under Obama, Bush, Clinton ...

From Jihad Watch:
“‘I am not that educated, I don’t have a deep understanding,’ says Rahimi, who like most Iranians interviewed for this article preferred to give only their first name.”

Did CNN stop to ponder why that was the case? Did Nick Paton Walsh, Shirzad Bozorgmehr or Salma Abdelaziz ask themselves why, if Trump and not the mullahs was really the obstacle to a glorious era of world peace, did so many Iranians not want their names used? Or did they know full well why they didn’t want their names used, but didn’t let that stop them from assembling this valentine to the mullahs in CNN’s never-ending quest to discredit and destroy Trump?

And then CNN professes to be baffled as to why Trump calls them and the rest of the “fake news media” the “enemy of the people.”

“In Iran, ‘death to America’ doesn’t always mean what it seems,” by Nick Paton Walsh, Shirzad Bozorgmehr and Salma Abdelaziz, CNN, August 22, 2018:
Tehran (CNN)Far from the spotlight of the global standoff between the US and Iran, there is a Tehran that gets up early, stocks the food markets, attends dawn prayers and sweeps the roads before the morning traffic takes hold.

In this Iran, there is another take on the US. Here, the enemy is not the American people, but the policies of the leaders they voted for, where the smallest changes in the price of food or the value of the US dollar wreak havoc on Iranians’ daily lives.

“I got things to do… I don’t have time to chant ‘Death to America,'” says Mohammad Reza, 42, as he fills the frozen lockers of a market stall with large plastic bags full of sheep’s offal and heads dragged from the ice buckets of his truck.

This Iran is a long way from President Trump’s hardline Twitter-baiting, the dismissal of new talks from Iran’s Supreme Leader, and the hopes of Iranian and American moderates that diplomacy could have saved the nuclear deal that brought a delicate truce after years of tension.

It’s just after 5 a.m. on Tuesday. Reza says work in his slaughterhouse has dropped in the past weeks, as the first wave of renewed US sanctions swung into effect.

“Costs keep changing every day,” he said. “It’s 500,000 tomans (about $50) one day for a sheep, tomorrow it could be 550,000. So it’s not economically feasible for us. It’s not worth it.”

Around the corner from Reza, four street cleaners play football instead of brushing the road, enjoying the last moments of dark before the sun roasts Tehran’s asphalt. Rahimi, 41, picks dusty plastic bottles from the grass verge.

“I am not that educated, I don’t have a deep understanding,” says Rahimi, who like most Iranians interviewed for this article preferred to give only their first name.

“But they [USA] don’t act justly. We don’t count in Mr Trump’s eyes. He has problems with the government, but what’s my sin? We don’t count.”…

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