It’s hard to imagine that anyone could see the devastation of the coronavirus throughout this nation and not want to do everything possible to help out our fellow citizens. But it’s even more challenging to learn that some of our national leaders, the ones we elected to be our voice and protect us, are selling themselves out to serve our enemies. Enter House Representative Ilhan Omar.
Now, it should be no surprise to anyone that the Minnesota lawmaker isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump. Her party standing alone would tell you that. However, one would hope that, as an elected official and a sitting member of this nation’s Congress, her constituents would be her first priority.
After all, it is their hard-earned tax dollars that pay her salary and their votes that gave her the power she now wields.
But it seems she has forgotten all that, or at least it is of little consequence to her. Because instead of making sure her constituents have the supplies, the support, and the funding they need to survive this pandemic, she is helping Iran. And not only helping them but attacking the US, promoting the idea that the coronavirus as a whole, as well as the limited amount of supplies within Iranian borders, are somehow Trump and America’s fault.
On March 13, Omar retweeted a thread stating that the US and her sanctions against Iran were causing a massive shortage of medical supplies there and causing untold numbers of deaths. The post included, “We need to suspend these sanctions before more lives are lost.”
And just a week before that, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted that the United States was committing “#Medical Terrorism” by allowing “illegal sanctions” on Iran.
Zarif wrote, “(Donald Trump) is maliciously tightening US’ illegal sanctions with aim of draining Iran’s resources needed in the fight against #COVID19 – while our citizens are dying from it. The world can longer be silent as US #EconomicTerrorism is supplanted by its #MedicalTerrorism.”
Zarif then called upon the United Nations to undo the US sanctions. On March 15, the Iranian MP Mostafa Kavakebian wrote to Rep. Omar, describing how the US was ruining their country during this health crisis, according to an Iranian news outlet.
But the fact of the matter is, Iran has no one but themselves to blame for their current predicament. Yes, the United States has enacted sanctions against the Islamic nation. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t allow for supplies to be sold in Iran.
The US has long-standing agreements with Iran that make sure sales of “agricultural commodities, food, medicine, and medical devices” are still made to Iran, according to the US Treasury. And this pandemic has not stopped that. They are still getting supplies and resources from us.
It’s not Trump’s fault that the regime has put it in the wrong places. Remember the Iran deal in which the nation received millions, including supplies and medical resources?
Guess where all of that went. Not to the people or their healthcare industry; instead, this massive amount of aid was used to promote the Islamic revolution and to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s $95-200 billion personal needs.
So although Iran has time and time again proved that they care nothing for human life, carrying out an untold number of terrorist attacks around the world, the US still sells them the materials they need. Even though the nation’s Khomeinist regime has exploited humanitarian aid numerous times to gain funding for its evil plans, the US persists in giving the country life-sustaining help.
For Omar to suggest anything otherwise is essentially declaring herself as an advocate for Iran’s terrorism against her own nation.
But her connections to the Islamic nation go much further.
The National Iranian American Council or NIAC, which has long been considered an aide to Iran’s regime, has close ties to Omar and has, on several occasions, touted their support of her.
In early March, they positively tweeted that she was taking up the fight to end Iran sanctions that were “crippling” the nation. Weeks earlier, they put out a bulletin to raise support for her Congressional Oversight of Sanctions Act. And NIAC has also endorsed her as one of the only pro-Iranian regime members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In addition, her former senior legislative assistant was up for a position on NIAC’s leadership board.
Can we say traitor much?