My Mideast Punchlines: of deceit and dunghills…

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday, after Khamenei exhorted Muslim pilgrims to “take an active part” in defeating American “deceit,” referring to the U.S. Middle East peace plan also known as the “deal of the century.”

“It’s sick that on the eve of #TishaBAv—a solemn day for the Jewish people—[Khamenei] calls for violence against the Jewish state,” Pompeo wrote on Twitter. Tisha B’Av, on which Jews fast and mourn the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem, took place on Sunday.

Khamenei’s “faux concern for the Palestinian people runs so deep,” wrote Pompeo, “that under his reign of terror he provided less than $20,000 in aid since 2008, while sending millions to Hamas & other terrorists. In contrast, [the] US provided $6.3 billion in support to Palestinians since 1994.

“[Khamenei] doesn’t see ‘progress’ as prosperity for the Palestinian people, but [as] Palestinian terrorists switching from rocks to rockets to kill more Jews. The Iranian people don’t want this; they deserve leadership behaviors that reflect their greatness.”

biffLet’s face it, the Iranian people haven’t been great for centuries. If it wasn’t for oil, their main exports would still be flying carpets. Come to think it, with America’s sanctions in full flow, you might think the carpets are back in fashion, but they’re banned too. Meanwhile, the arrogant Khamenei blusters on. He should remember the Middle Eastern proverb, arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.

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