The Supreme Leader

The Supreme Leader


Jan 12 · 4 min read
Following the calls from many distressed Iranians for the resignation of the Supreme Leader in Iran, President Trump has enthusiastically endorsed their cause. As we all know, Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed on the orders of Trump because of the imminent danger of the killing of many innocent Americans at four U.S. embassies including in Baghdad. There has been a dearth of details, documenting this allegation, however. The Supreme Leader in Iran is also perceived as a serious threat.
But who really is “The Supreme Leader” who should resign from leadership? Mr. Trump has repeatedly praised Vladimir Putin for his courageous leadership in Russia. Russia, as a proxy of the United States has invaded Crimea and other countries, killing many innocent victims?


Until most recently, Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader was praised by President Trump. Hasn’t North Korea’s leader been responsible for the killing of many of his own people and the continued tense situation with U.S. ally South Korea?
Since taking office Trump has approved the moving of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, angering the Palestinians and their supporters. Most recently he has clearly supported Israel’s impending annexation of the West Bank. He also has strongly supported Israeli actions in Gaza. Gaza, of course, is “independent”, but is totally blockaded by Israel, with the support of Egypt and The United States.
“The demographic statistics of the CIA World Factbook and the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics estimated that the collective Palestinian Arab population in the region of Palestine, including Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, amounted to 5.79 million people in 2017.[7][8] Thereof, 2.16 million Arabs live in the West Bank, 1.84 million Arabs live in Israel, and 1.79 million Arabs live in the Gaza Strip.[7][8] “
“The demographics of Israel are monitored by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. The State of Israel has a population of approximately 9,108,500 inhabitants as of October 2019. Some 74.24% are Jews of all backgrounds (about 6,697,000 individuals), 20.95% are Arab of any religion other than Jewish (about 1,890,000 individuals), while the remaining 4.81% (about 434,000 individuals) are defined as “others”…”
So, Israel has roughly 9,000,000 citizens, with a little less than 2,000,000 of them being Arabs. To be annexed Israel will have approximately 13,000,000 residents, of whom 7,000,000 will be Jewish citizens. Additionally, almost 2,000,000 will be Arab citizens and close to 4,000,000 will be non-citizen residents.
No Israeli or American politician of any stature has indicated that Israel will or should become what I would label an “inclusive state” where its 6,000,000 Arab (and “other”) residents will have voting and other related full citizenship rights along with its 7,000,000 Jewish citizens (except perhaps vaguely Bernie Sanders).
Relating to: 2018: “As of November 19, lethal force by Israeli forces resulted in the killing of 252 and injuring of 25,522 Palestinians in Gaza, OCHA reported.” … “Attacks by Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, mainly indiscriminate rocket attacks, led to the injuries of more than 40 Israelis as of November 19.” https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/israel/palestine
So 25,000+ Palestinians were injured vs. “more than 40 Israelis” and 252 Palestinians were killed vs. zero (in this area).
While President Trump is totally behind Israel, most of his Democratic presidential election opponents aren’t exactly “angels” either. A summary of Mayor Pete’s positions can be seen in some of writing at: http://mayorpete.blogspot.com/2019/04/more-writings-of-mayor-pete-on-israel.html .

The U.S. military and other U.S. support may now be kicked out of Iran, because of the U.S. killing in Baghdad. The Iranians and the U.S. were working to stop ISIS in Iraq. The killing will only help ISIS, causing further needless deaths in Iraq.
How many people have been killed as a result of Iran’s Supreme Leader? I’m a little unclear on that. It seems obvious to me, though, that an awful lot of people are being killed strongly related to the words and actions of President Trump.
Who supports “democracy”? I would argue that neither Supreme Leader really supports true democracy.
While I will not go into details related to it, a significant percentage of the American people believe that President Trump should be removed from office because of his actions related to Ukraine and the Bidens. It is unclear whether it is a near-majority or a majority now.
Is President Trump arguing that a majority of Iranians want the Supreme Leader to resign or be removed from office? I have not heard that allegation.
So, who, really is “The Supreme Leader”? I would argue that it really is Donald Trump. Who really is the bigger threat to the United States? I would argue that it is Donald Trump.


Who really are the “good people” in “the good country”? I would argue that neither Iran, nor the United States qualify for such accolades, though I could also argue that the Iranian people are basically “good people”. Democratic presidential candidates and Trump, as well supporters of both repeatedly stress how great and well meaning we USians are.
The United States is far from “great”. Its history of stealing the country of Native Americans and slavery, as well as the continued oppression of Black People and other People of Color, leave much to be desired.

It will be a much noted day, when The United States stops interfering with other countries such as Iran, and stops killing and injuring others in significant numbers. Perhaps, then we will be really entitled to speak as President Trump speaks. I’m not holding my breath!

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