The Dossier: The Iranian regime’s ‘Death to America’ deception

· February 8, 2019  
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Iranian leader falsely claims ‘Death to America’ is about Trump, not America

In a sermon Friday, Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the terrorist regime in Iran, claimed that the infamous “Death to America” chants that he leads every Friday after prayers are not actually directed at America, but at President Trump and his associates.

“As long as America continues its wickedness, the Iranian nation will not abandon ‘Death to America’,” the Ayatollah pledged, seemingly contradicting himself. “‘Death to America’ means death to Trump, [National Security Adviser] John Bolton, and [Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo. It means death to American rulers,” he added.

Of course, the regime in Tehran has chanted “Death to America” during every presidency since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979. It’s not about President Trump. Iran’s fundamental mission under the theocratic regime is to spread the Shiite Islamic revolution far and wide, through violent force, by arming jihadi terrorist organizations, and by circulating anti-Western, anti-American propaganda and messaging.

Khamenei is simply trying to garner support in the West for Iran’s ambitions, hoping he can fool gullible Western progressives into believing that his issues are with the president and not with the West as a whole.

US-China trade deal deadline approaches without resolution

As a March 1 deadline for the imposition of punitive tariffs nears, the U.S.-China trade talks appear to have stalled. 

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that “the two nations are far from an agreement” and that fears continue to grow that failing to secure an agreement will result in devastating economic consequences for the two superpowers.

U.S. and Chinese negotiators will meet next week in an attempt to strike a deal before tariffs go into effect. 

Caravan migrants plot new US entry routes in response to border security boost

Central American migrants are said to be reconsidering their normal paths of illegal entry into the United States, as the Trump administration prepares to bolster security measures on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Reuters reports:

“Some Central American migrants seeking entry into the United States but stalled near a Texas crossing said on Wednesday they are considering moving to another part of the border, where they may have a better chance of lodging a speedy asylum claim.”

The report adds: 

“Mulling their next move from the dusty Mexican town of Piedras Negras, just south of the Eagle Pass crossing on the U.S. side, the latest group of around 1,700 caravan migrants want to avoid a potentially months-long wait for a chance to plead their case for asylum.

Khashoggi madness continues in Congress

The Khashoggi-obsessed Congress is demanding that the Trump administration sanction Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Islamist who had been living temporarily in the United States and contributing columns to the Washington Post prior to his demise.

For the truth on Khashoggi, read my columns at Conservative Review.

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Author: Jordan Schachtel

Jordan Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review and editor of The Dossier for Blaze Media. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.