I’ve been thinking a lot about the situation with Iran, and my thinking is that things don’t look very good for America. Iran finances terrorism against our soldiers in Iraq with impunity. They finance it against our ally, Israel, too. They do this because they know they can get away with it, and thus far they’ve been right. Iran has faced no serious consequences for its actions.
What I propose is that we change all that. But how? Obviously, air strikes and nuclear weapons are not going to happen. If they were going to happen, they would’ve happened by now. I think that the President wants to make them happen, but knows that Congress will not go along with him. Others may have additional evidence pointing to another conclusion, but that’s the one I’ve drawn. Anyway, we’re not going to use our considerable military superiority to flatten Iran and save the day for our troops in Iraq and our noble allies in Israel.
This saddens and angers me. Clearly, our government is not going to protect us from this ongoing menace in the Middle East. Well, if our government is unable or unwilling to take action against a rogue nation, and is even reduced to negotiating with these mad mullahs instead of killing them, I think it’s our duty to do our own part to protect our lives and our nation.
I’m not suggesting we have to do as the enemy does. Individual Americans should not hijack airplanes and fly them into Iranian buildings. American life is too precious to squander in such a reckless fashion. Nor am I saying we should form citizens’ organization to finance groups that terrorize the Iranian people. That would make us no better than our enemies. (An argument could be made, however, for financing groups that exclusively attack Irani government and military targets. I leave the question of raising this funding to those with better connections and wherewithal than my own.) But the least we, as patriotic Americans, could do is show some support for our flag!
The Iranian people clearly like nothing better than to burn the American flag, spit on it, and burn the ashes again. Time after time, we see this behavior on television and in the media. If one didn’t know better, one might think such activities were taking place on a college campus; but generally speaking, the moonbats who stoop to this sort of behavior do not don traditional Islamist garb. But college students in America also have other pastimes, such as fornicating and consuming alcohol. Iranians, on the other hand, apparently have nothing better to do with their time than attend endless, constant anti-American rallies, burning our flags and effigies of our Presidents.
I ask you, why do we not give them a dose of their own medicine? Why do we let the Iranian flag flutter above the cowardly den of iniquity and appeasement that is the United Nations, when not a single American flag exists in Iran except such as are consigned to the bonfire? Why do we not hold our own, anti-Iranian rallies, burning their flags en masse and torching effigies of the Ayatollahs Khomeini, Khameini, and that Ahmedinajabad guy? Surely Americans can hold rallies far more exciting than those of the ignorant, impoverished, culturally deprived Iranian peasantry! Why don’t we do so?
Consider the positive benefits of such a course. For one thing, no one would pay attention to anti-American rallies anymore, since anti-Iran ones would also include fireworks, F-16 overflights, and good ole American showmanship! For another thing, it would give those Iranians a taste of their own medicine. It might make them question their national hobby more closely, and perhaps adopt a new one, such as organizing pro-democracy demonstrations in which they, too, burned effigies of mullahs. Best of all, this plan is simple, easily implemented in your own community or township, and cheap to hold or host. All you really need is an old t-shirt, some markers, a picture of what an Iranian flag looks like, and some matches, and you’re in business!
Come on, America! Don’t let Iran get away with burning our flag any longer! The next time they burn one of ours, I expect us to burn 50 of theirs!