There is no doubt that these are scary times and the White House’s reaction to Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s public call for “Death to America” is dumbfounding – even for this administration.
The White House responded to the ayatollah Monday by brushing off the hostile anti-American sentiment and called it a “domestic political incident.”
CNN: WH reax to Ayatollah’s Death to America was that it was “intended for a domestic political audience.”
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 23, 2015
“Of course, yes, death to America…” the ayatollah agreed with a chanting crowd in Tehran Saturday, and blamed the U.S. for being a source of unwarranted “pressure on their economy.”
The “death to America” rhetoric comes at a time when the Obama administration is desperately trying to negotiate with Iran on an agreement that would keep the Islamic Republic from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
Secretary of State John Kerry, stated that “substantial progress” has been made on a deal that critics say would eventually give Iran nuclear weapons capability – and power to execute exactly what the Iranian mob was chanting. It raises the question – does the administration have any sense of reality?
Informed citizens on social media certainly do, and weighed in with their thoughts as #DeathToAmerica trended on Twitter.
— Steve S. (@TSAS4LIFE) March 23, 2015
Iran: “Death to America!” Obama admin: “They don’t mean that” Iran: “Yes, we do. Now give us nuclear capability.” Obama admin. “Okay.” — Matthew (@Matthops82) March 23, 2015
So Bibi’s election rhetoric is worthy of widespread condemnation. Iranian Ayatollah’s call for death to America is meh no big deal. Got it.
— SunnyRight (@sunnyright) March 23, 2015
— Jane L (@SunnyJL52) March 23, 2015
— Darnell Clayton (@Darnell) March 24, 2015
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) March 24, 2015
Funny, if it weren’t so tragic.
— Sharon (@SweetFreedom29) March 24, 2015
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