Iran’s annual “Death to America” rally was in full swing on Thursday, November 4 as thousands gathered to mark the anniversary of the 444-day “hostage crisis” which started with the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in 1979. Joe Biden featured prominently in the celebration.
Death to America!
The Ayatollah was proud of this year’s Death to America celebration in downtown Tehran. The turnout was huge, as local residents cheerfully burned American flags while chanting the familiar slogan, along with a new one this year, “Let’s go Brandon!”
Israel got some of the ire as well but the big event, as always, is focused on the way they stuck it to Jimmy Carter.
They treat it as a national holiday and the government-organized commemoration has always been “a venue for voicing anti-Western sentiment.” Death to America is their way of wishing us well, the regime sarcastically assures.
While the event “typically draws angry crowds each year,” they had to cancel it last year because of covid. According to Iran state TV, “800 cities across Iran staged demonstrations” Thursday.
The demonstrators recycled an old effigy of Donald Trump and used it to represent Joe Biden “wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the Star of David, drops of red paint dripping from its mouth.”
Journal News notes “It wasn’t clear whether the demonstrators were trying to make a point or were simply recycling old props from their 2019 parade, but the figure’s mop of orange hair resembled that of the effigy of former President Donald Trump used at the rally two years ago.” They really shouted Death to America under his watch.
General Hossein Salami, who serves as chief of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard gave a rousing speech. He made sure to work in a lengthy diatribe against Joe Biden’s attempted piracy of an oil tanker recently. The United States, he declared to rousing cheers, is nothing but a “dictator-making factory.”
American aggression is over the top and must be dealt with. “Children of this nation (Iran) will stand bravely against any power that wants to damage their interests.” What’s the answer? he asked “Death to America!” the crowd answered.
Iran had an election of their own recently which was just as much a foregone conclusion as the one we had last November. Unsurprisingly, ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi was selected and his faction of hard-liners are out to bring death upon anyone responsible for American sanctions.
They’re furious that the pallets of cash haven’t started back up yet. Biden’s bungling has “stalled Tehran’s negotiations with world powers to revive its now-tattered 2015 nuclear deal.”
Both sides are still pointing the finger at each other over what happened to an oil tanker owned by Vietnam. On Wednesday, American officials revealed that “Iran had seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still holds the vessel in its port.” The Ayatollah says Joe’s just a little confused.
“Guard commandos had thwarted a U.S. seizure of a tanker carrying Iranian oil in the Gulf of Oman and freed the vessel.” At his Death to America day speech, “Salami lauded the Guard for its assault, accusing the Americans of trying ‘to take our oil,’ and supporting ‘pirates.'”