How can an American do anything but intensely admire and vocally support the resistance of Iranians to their brutal regime? Someone really ought to President Biden and his foreign policy gurus. The folks at MEMRI have caught and translated a truth blast that was inserted into a broadcast on state-run television via an inspired hack (tweet below). The Guardian provides this summary along with the video:
A broadcast on Iranian state-run television has apparently been hacked and interrupted with images of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, surrounded by flames, accompanied by the chant “woman, life, freedom,” before returning to a shot of a news presenter. Pictures of Nika Shakarami, Hadis Najafi, Mahsa Amini and Sarina Esmailzadeh – women who have died during the protest movement – were shown at the bottom of the screen. A caption said “join us and stand up” and “the blood of our youth is dripping from your claws,” a reference to Khamenei. Protests that have broken out across Iran started in Kurdish regions of the country after the death last month of Amini while in the custody of Iran’s morality police.
I say above that the hack’s truth blast was inspired. It’s also inspirational.
Iranian Opposition Group Hacks Nightly Newscast during Khamenei Statement, Airs Images in Support of Mahsa Amini Protests, Photo of Khamenei in Crosshairs: The Blood of the Youth Is Dripping from Your Hooves! #Iran #MahsaAmini pic.twitter.com/k3qq7lFBIx
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) October 9, 2022