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Iran provided financial support to the pro-Hamas demonstrators

Hamas vs Israel
Apparently these facts are too difficult for the
Biden administration to recognize.
Courtesy of Doug Ross.

According to a statement issued yesteday by Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence in the Biden administration, Iran provided financial as well as material support to the pro-Hamas mobs that took over American campuses in the spring.

As I noted in testimony to the Congress in May, Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive in their foreign influence efforts, seeking to stoke discord and undermine confidence in our democratic institutions, as we have seen them do in the past, including in prior election cycles. They continue to adapt their cyber and influence activities, using social media platforms and issuing threats. It is likely they will continue to rely on their intelligence services in these efforts, as well as Iran-based online influencers, to promote their narratives.

In recent weeks, Iranian government actors have sought to opportunistically take advantage of ongoing protests regarding the war in Gaza, using a playbook we’ve seen other actors use over the years. We have observed actors tied to Iran’s government posing as activists online, seeking to encourage protests, and even providing financial support to protesters. [emphasis mine]


Haines’ statement then went on to insist she was not making any accusations against the protesters themselves, who had the first amendment right to express their opinions, adding that they “may not be aware that they are interacting with or receiving support from a foreign government.”

Let me make some accusations for Haines. While these pro-Hamas rioters surely have their right to express their vile opinions that they support the rape, torture, and murder of women, children, and babies — which they did so loudly — I strongly believe that many of them were were quite aware they were getting aid from foreign sources. How else did so many of them suddenly show up with exactly the same pup tents and other equipment when they were establishing their illegal occupations of campus properties?

Haines’ statement however did not indicate any action planned by the Biden administration to deal with this foreign agitation. This news report asks these very basic questions: “Has it tried to shut down the bank accounts or social media accounts that the Iranians are using? Has it conveyed a diplomatic message through the Embassy of Switzerland or through other channels to Iran to cut it out?”

Based on past actions by the Biden administration, as well as the general Democratic Party support for these pro-Hamas protesters, I suspect the answer to these questions is “No. The Biden administration has done nothing.” That the protests went on for months and spread widely in an amazingly organized manner further suggests that the Biden administration knew these facts and simply decided to look the other way in order to allow Iran to promote these violent protests.

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On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 

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