Iranian Militia Covid-19 Lockdown: “Burn US Flags at Home”

Iran Hostage Crisis
Iran Hostage Crisis, students storming the US embassy in Tehran. By Unknown author – تصاویر تسخیر لانه جاسوسی – 100تصویر با شرح, Public Domain, link

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h/t Breitbart; Iran has cancelled their annual march to commemorate the Iranian Hostage Crisis over fears large public gatherings could worsen their raging Covid outbreak.

Covid Means Burning US Flag At Home, Says Basij Leader

Maryam Sinaee
Monday, 02 Nov 2020 17:35

Given the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Student Day march marking the anniversary of the Tehran United States embassy seizure will not be held for the first time in four decades. But an official of the student section of the Basij militia has said students should instead set fire to the US flag at home and circulate video clips to commemorate the occasion.

Speaking on a television news program on Sunday [November 1], Mojtaba Bastan, Acting Head of the Student Basij Organization, announced a campaign called ‘Everyone Together [Says] Down with the USA.’ Bastan said that at nine o’clock on Tuesday students and their parents should “trample on and set fire” to the flags of the US, Israel and France on their rooftops or courtyards while shouting ‘Down with America.’

Bastan asked students to make one-minute video clips and post them to a specially-created website, while adding their names to a statement ‘US Must Exit [Middle East] Region.’ The website features the competitions ‘Why Down with the USA?’ and ‘Message to American Soldiers,’ for which students can enter drawings, essays, voice recordings and video clips.

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Thanks to extreme poverty, government incompetence and health problems like rampant hard drug abuse, Iranians have had a really difficult time with Covid-19. Officials claim a deadly “third wave” of Coronavirus is currently sweeping Iran.

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November 5, 2020 4:01 am

Was this in the Onion?

Reply to  Michael
November 5, 2020 6:23 am

Thanks to extreme poverty, government incompetence …

of course it could have nothing to do with the US sanctions which prevent any other country from selling even medical supplies and drugs to Iran.

“We have nothing against the Iranian people…. etc.”

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Greg
November 5, 2020 10:43 am

Any time the Iranian government wants to cease waging aggressive war all across the middle east and spending what little resources it has on acquiring weapons, sanctions can be removed. The alternative to sanctions is all out bombing. Is that what you really want?

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
November 5, 2020 6:25 pm

“…Iranian government wants to cease waging aggressive war all across the middle east…”
When I read that piece of shite, I nearly died laughing. I think you got your countries mixed up. Perhaps when the American government stops waging wars across the Middle East the Iranians will stop burning flags.
How much does the USA spend on the military every year?
I have always been amazed at how much America is actually loved by Iranian people. The leaders of countries make an arse of it, whether it is America or Iran. But perhaps, like Madeline Allbright, you think that killing 500,000 children is worth it. Whatever ‘it’ was.
I suspect that you don’t.

November 5, 2020 4:11 am

There must be a considerable industry in making US flags in Iran…

Reply to  griff
November 5, 2020 5:45 am

It’s part of the Hate Industrial Complex (HIC) that helps distract attention from real problems of the regime.

Reply to  griff
November 5, 2020 6:58 am

“Burn US Flags at Home” , just like we do in the USA !!
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George V
November 5, 2020 4:21 am

The website says “Breitbart”, but the headline is more “Babylon Bee”

Ron Long
November 5, 2020 4:56 am

The Iran Hostage Crisis was due to a weak USA President, Jimmy Carter. After President Reagan was elected he said they had hours to release them or face the consequences. Iran released the hostages within minutes of the swearing in of President Reagan. The Climate Change aspect of this is that a Nuclear Winter was prevented.

Reply to  Ron Long
November 5, 2020 5:06 am

If Biden get elected, Iran will be greatly encouraged by have a weak, demented, non-leader in the USA.

Carl Friis-Hansen
November 5, 2020 5:11 am

The next pansham may be underway initiated by Denmark and their huge mink industry. All minks to be killed and the industry with it.

Then bird influenza found on chicken farm i Slesvig-Holsten (Germany), the thing we normally get from China.

Despite being controversial, Sweden is slowly but surely hardening “Corona” measures in many counties, despite mortality has now fallen to below average for the time of year. I say controversial, because it appears the measures are imposed by the PM rather than the health authorities, which according to the law has the say.

In the USA the drug overdose rate rose considerably in parallel with the SARS-CoV-2 virus scare.

The industrialized countries will see lock-down until the Great Reset is fully implemented in a few years.
We better get used to it, as I no longer see the USA, UK and Russia as coming to our salvation from the Green Globalism as they did 75 years ago.
75 years ago, because a fanatic politician made war on countries not enthusiastic about being part of the great Green union called the Third Reich, USA and many other countries objected openly with military force.

Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
November 5, 2020 7:20 am

It’ll be opposite now — military force will be used to enforce the Green Union.

Reply to  beng135
November 6, 2020 2:40 pm

The EU own border control force job is to actually help migration.

The EU is basically a conspiracy against the people and the nations. I don’t think UK is much better.

November 5, 2020 5:32 am

Not nearly as absurd as recommending wearing masks when having sex, or the video I saw of a couple making out in a park while wearing masks. People really have lost their minds.

Carl Friis-Hansen
Reply to  icisil
November 5, 2020 5:41 am

Isn’t it the idea to have the general population stop making babies?
It is better to make babies in incubators, thus being able to tailor them to better withstand Climate Change and the forthcoming Great Reset. – It will be much better for the planet.

November 5, 2020 5:42 am

Oh…still crazy after all these years.


November 5, 2020 6:53 am

Well, rejoice Iran. Biden is preparing a plane-load of gold bullion to deliver to Tehran airport after inauguration day. For appeasement, ya know….

November 5, 2020 8:04 am

Send in Ambassador Bernie to smooth things out……… with a critical shipment of more flags.

Tom Abbott
November 5, 2020 11:39 am

Well, if Biden wins, the Mad Mullahs will probably be expecting a big injection of cash from the U.S.

I guess the Islamic Caliphate can start back up and continue wreaking havoc throughout the Middle East as Biden won’t do anything to stop them.

He didn’t do anything to stop them the first time, so we shouldn’t expect him to act any differently this time. It took a Trump to wipe out the Caliphate.

Obama and Biden could have done it, they had the same tools Trump used, but the difference is Obama and Biden were afraid to act. Trump was not.

All the enemies of the United States are on pins and needles hoping that the weakling, compromised, Joe Biden wins the US presidency. That’s just what they want. A Biden win gives the Green Light to all the enemies of the United States.

November 5, 2020 11:49 am

Orwell was half right. Iran has Big Brother but has only a one minute hate to start each day.

Mumbles McGuirck
November 5, 2020 9:03 pm

Too bad they didn’t give the address where we can submit drawings. I have a really nice one of The Prophet Mohammed and a goat.

Geoff Sherrington
November 6, 2020 1:34 am

I was in Tehran in 1978, as the anti-Shah movement was getting quite violent. Then the Mad Mullahs took over and the lovely country has been going backwards ever since, on just about every measure.
The people I met in Iran were lovely and intelligent and modern, apart from the cops who held me hostage at the point of machine guns with the safety levers off, for no reason other than I was foreign. Geoff S

Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
November 6, 2020 10:12 am

I predicted to others around me at the time that Iran would enter its dark ages. I was right on that call.

Lord Lucan
November 9, 2020 8:58 am

You Yankees are so lucky that ‘Johnny Foreigner’ still thinks your flag is worth burning. We British really miss seeing irate foreigners getting very cross and burning our flag, especially if for added effect they stamp on it as well and accidentally set their trousers alight. I hold out some hope that the French fishermen may oblige us when they are banned from our waters, though just to be sure we should supply them with flags and matches.

Charles Rotter(@jeeztheadmin)
Reply to  Lord Lucan
November 9, 2020 9:28 am

Hilarious comment.

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