The Truth About Iran is America’s Shame

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On Renegade Talk Radio I discuss how the United States government is directly responsible for the suffering Iranians have endured over the last 60 years and has given Iran’s government much cause to name America “the Great Satan.”

Iran’s leaders have no intention of “negotiating” any deal related to billions in funding it will receive from the Obama Administration related to its nuclear energy and weapons program. After all, Iran only began developing nuclear energy because of America’s “Atoms for peace” program initiated by President Eisenhower.

In the name of “freedom and democracy” U.S. intervention actually destroyed collaborative widespread democratic efforts by the people of Nicaragua, Chile, Guatemala, Vietnam, the Congo, Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iran– by instituting dictatorships– against the will of the people.

American citizens should be disgusted by its government leaders who use expendable military men and women and covert government operators to invade sovereign nations for limited, deceptive political and economic ends. I am.

Dear People of Iran, 

Please accept my apology on behalf of myself and other Americans, and genuine believers in Jesus Christ, for the harm our government has caused your people since 1953. America and Christianity are both misrepresented by America’s leaders who have initiated disastrous foreign policies over the last 100 years. Largely apathetic Americans have allowed a small elite group of people to destroy its citizens’ constitutional rights while also destroying the freedom of many people worldwide, including the people of Iran.

In 1953 the U.S. government, led by the CIA, instituted a brutal dictatorship by overthrowing the will of the Iranian people who had democratically elected their leader and voted to nationalize their natural resources. Since then, the U.S. government has intervened in every way to destroy Iranians’ way of life, ability to earn a living, or live peacefully without fear, torture, or threats of war.

With deep humility and shame I apologize for the actions of the United States government, which has arrogantly and intentionally destroyed Iranians’ unalienable rights and caused irreparable suffering. The government of the past 100 years does not represent me nor the God I worship whose commands our government continues to violate. I apologize especially to the Iranian women and children and Christians for the suffering they have endured caused by a totalitarian government the United States put in place. My hope is that exposing the lies American officials have and continue to propagate will result in some form of justice and the termination of disastrous foreign policy actions.

America’s 2015 government is largely illegitimate. But the blood on its hands isn’t. The question remains when/if Americans will do anything about it.

Sincerely,

Bethany Blankley

Columnist and Radio Host

For Americans:

imagesThe Washington Post: U.S. Overthrowing Governments
The New Yorker: US in Iran
The New York Times: CIA in Iran
Library of Congress report on US creation of Iran’s secret polic: SAVAK

Seymour Hersh: U.S. policy and language towards Iran

 

Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And if violence causes the silence
Who are we mistaking
But you see it’s not me
It’s not my family
In your head in your head
They are fighting

With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head in your head they are crying

Another mother’s breaking heart is taking over the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken
It’s the same old thing since 1916
In your head in your head
Their still fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head in your head they are dying