Tehran was rocked by protests today. Protesters confronted police officers in front of parliament and swarmed Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, forcing its closure (according to this account, though, merchants themselves initiated the shutdown to protest skyrocketing prices).
Rising prices and other economic woes are, indeed, at the heart of the protests, which in recent days have also forced the closure of major shopping centers in Tehran. Iran’s economy seems to be cratering, and its currency, the Iranian rial, has plummeted to 90,000 to the U.S. dollar on the black market. At the end of last year, it was 43,000.I will never forget nor forgive Obama for turning his back on the Iranian people in 2009. He had a chance to fulfill his soaring opinion of himself, and instead left the Iranian people to be brutalized for another seven years, while he bent over and let the Iranian regime fuck America good and hard while we paid for the action.
You know what I haven't seen, lately? Iranian boats harassing our Navy. They knew Obama was such a pathetic little bitch that they acted with impunity at every turn. Somehow Trump doesn't have to deal with things like Iranians taking ten sailors hostage. Go figure.