Iran Protesters Want Sanctions, No Support For Syria, Lebanon, Palestine – Call Themselves “Freedom Fighters”

By Brandon Turbeville

During the first few days of the Iranian protests, it was somewhat unclear as to whether or not the demonstrations were indeed organic expressions of Iranians angry with religious and legal oppression as well as economic stagnation. As the days passed and the violence grew and as more and more Iranians began speaking out, it subsequently became more and more clear that the demonstrations were something other than organic expressions of anger. Indeed, now on day six, it is abundantly clear that the protests are nothing more than another warfront for the United States, NATO, GCC, and Israel.

One article by FOX, now in its most familiar and comfortable role of supporting a Republican president in his new war, shows the ideology of the protests and the new demands being made by the protesters. This article alone goes great lengths to show that the protesters are nothing more than proxies for a Western agenda even if that was not its intention.

According to the FOX report, the “protesters” are not only happy that the US president tweeted support for them, they want more support from the United States and they want sanctions against their own country and an end to support for Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Obviously, this demand matches the U.S. line directly since both the United States and Israeli governments also want sanctions on Iran and an end to its support for Hezbollah, Palestine, and Syria. Note also that the protesters are now stating that they are willing to die in their “uprising,” labeling themselves “freedom fighters.” For those who have followed the Syrian crisis over the years, these statements and terms are eerily familiar.

The FOX report reads,

As fierce protests continued across Iran for the sixth consecutive night Tuesday, among the thousands taking to the streets were those who widely appreciate words of support from President Donald Trump – and hope for more substantial support.

“Here is real hell,” a 31-year-old protest leader in Tehran, who Fox News will identify only as Azi, said in a telephone interview during the early hours of Wednesday morning. “This is a real revolution against the mullahs. Iran is uprising. I thank Mr. Trump for his support, but we need more.”

President Trump has taken to Twitter several times to note the protests in Iran, and on Wednesday morning hinted the U.S. could become more involved – in due time.

. . . . .

“Obama betrayed the Iranian people. He gave the mullahs are ransom and cooperated with (Supreme Leader) Khamenei, he betrayed the Syrian people too. But Trump did not. So we have real expectations,” said Azi. “We want sanctions against the Iranian regime. They plundered our money. The U.S should not pay the mullahs.”

. . . . .

Azi said he doesn’t know the fate of friends who have been arrested in the ongoing demonstrations. But he assured they are prepared to fight until the bitter end.

“This time, even if we die, we will not stop. This is the price of freedom. We are not afraid,” he vowed. “I am a freedom fighter. Maybe tonight I will be killed.”

. . . . .

“All the money given in the Iran deal went to expand security forces in Syria and Lebanon, all the people know this. We will continue until we overthrow this regime. We thank Mr. Trump for support, but we need all the countries not to remain silent.”

Others on the ground in Iran told Fox News most of the protest participants are “young people” – many students of universities, along with a number of high schoolers.

Sources have revealed to this author that university students do not make up the majority of the protests, despite having played a large role in the Green Revolution in 2009.

The report continues,

As the protests have grown in intensity, so too have the acts of violence.

“The agitation has reportedly become more violent with protestors attacking security forces and the government seems to be gradually increasing the use of force to quell the unrest,” noted Kamran Bokhari, a Senior Analyst with the intelligence firm, Geopolitical Futures and with the Center for Global Policy.

There is considerable debate over just how involved the U.S. should become in the Iranian demonstrations.

While Iranians clearly have a plethora of complaints against their government, it seems these recent protests are nothing more than a destabilization campaign engineered by the Western war machine for the purpose of destroying one of the last countries outside of the neo-liberal world system. Unfortunately, the question regarding the protests is no longer whether or not they are legitimate organic demonstrations but just how directly the West is supporting and directing them either financially or on the ground.

Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – article archive here – He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at)

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11 Comments on "Iran Protesters Want Sanctions, No Support For Syria, Lebanon, Palestine – Call Themselves “Freedom Fighters”"

  1. lightingstrikesthrice | January 4, 2018 at 8:56 am |

    If people wish to legitimately take down their own kakistocracy, I’m all for it. But these ‘protesters’, for the most part, are just Western proxies and assets; puppets and useful idiots. I wonder how many are ISIS/ISIL/IS/ etc out of military uniforms? In my estimation, too many Westerners will believe the proxy invasion as ‘protests and demonstrations’ as their programming will not allow them to think outside the main narrative. Perhaps not and it will be exposed for what is rather quickly and be quelled before too much destruction and lives injured and lost.

  2. Add to this article that the protests started with religious forces and hardliners. The Economist reported:
    “INCREDIBLY, religious hardliners may have started the protests that have spread across Iran. Preachers in Mashhad, Iran’s second city and a stronghold of the clerical regime, called their followers onto the streets on December 28th to protest against rising prices, most recently of eggs. Many of those who turned out supported Ebrahim Raisi, a conservative cleric, in the presidential election last May. “Death to Rouhani,” they chanted, referring to President Hassan Rouhani, whose liberal economic policies they oppose.

    Rouhani defeated his nearest rival by 50% in last May’s election. The protests have now included armed hardliners. I don’t think people will kill over high egg prices! The original religious hard line protests (the kind of people who chant Death to America) have been hijacked by terrorists. And our idiotic President wants to hijack these fake protests as a pretext to rip up the 8 nation Iran Agreement and attack Tehran in his effort to save his collapsing Presidency with a wag the dog war. Kim called his bluff in North Korea (no nuclear power has ever been attacked) so that leaves Iran…..which, of course, is a military ally of Russia, China and Iraq.

    A man who lost the popular vote now wants to take own a man who won it by 50%. Democracy!

    • the legitimate “democracy” in Syria has fortunately come out tops, but they must remain ever vigilant; Ukraine is lost to the evil of cia / soros and Thailand is in their sights right now

      • Also at risk, Venezuela or any nation that does not allow the transnational corporations to extract wealth. Cuba, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Venezuela all have had socialist governments protecting domestic wealth from being exported. See Perkins Confessions of an Economic Hit Man for a description of how the system works (not you Vito..but for those who are unfamiar with the mechanism by which “socialism always fails.”

        Did I mention that North Korea is another socialist nation whose economy has been crippled by sanctions. Sanctions often bolster the regime in power while causing massive suffering among the common folk. Gandhi called economic warfare “slow torture.”

        • the common denominator
          in that list of “Sovereign” nations, all are or have been demonised by the west (first and foremost including the United States) and then that demonisation has “JUSTIFIED” sanctions / economic warfare.
          and how many people / voters realise that they have been lied to, that have voted for the same party / regime (meaning democrat or republican – two names of the one same side of the coin), again and again, thereby perpetuating or allowing the perpetuation of the initial lie

          • I am not a Democrat but in fact they are not the same:
            Democrats in Congress voted 60% against Iraq war authorization.
            Republicans voted 97% for.

            Dems support rise in minimum wage, free college,universal background checks, protecting Medicare and SS, collective bargain rights, repeal of Electoral College, Citizens United Heller,expanding voting rights, etc etc.

            Repubs oppose.

            If I were a Republican, I would promote the narrative that both parties are the same to create cynicism/apathy and keep the voting volume down, which is to their benefit.

            I am neither D or R but clearly they have a huge difference on life and death issues, and only one party is capable of being taken over by progressives, who in alliance with 3d parties, could actually create a democratic Republic, as we were promised 250 years ago.

    • Ebrahim Raisi reminds one of the hillarious one, and her anger over the last few months
      “how the f$%k did i lose that election, yet again… i had better mobilise the zombies to protest!!!”

      • “The killings have been described as a political purge (of leftists)without precedent in modern Iranian history, both in terms of scope and coverup.[9] However, the exact number of prisoners executed remains a point of contention. Amnesty International recorded the names of over 4,482 disappeared prisoners during this time,[10] but testimony from Iranian defectors (including then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s deputy, Hussein-Ali Montazeri) suggests that the real number exceeded 30,000.” Wiki

        Raisi was one of the leaders of this purge…….

  3. for nearly forty years they “allowed” the illegitimate government, nay they had actually stolen the Zimbabwe elections and given them to Mugabe
    one has to wonder: the popular uprising hasn’t yet been answered by a new “colour revolution” to replace Mugabe on his bloody throne – he must have outlived his (genocidal) usefulness

  4. In the late 1940’s, J. Edgar Hoover warned Congress that it only took only 23 subversive agents to overthrow Tsar Nicholas.

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