A new president, a new strategy: The old president, Barack Obama, wanted to hear all sides in the Middle East; the new president, Donald Trump, favors Saudi Arabia, fierce enemy of Iran.
Saudi Arabia has the oil we want. So does Iran, but not as much. So Saudi Arabia is our friend, and Iran is not (in this perspective).
“Is it just a coincidence that the biggest protests since 2009 have hit Iran shortly after a secret agreement was revealed between Washington, Tel Aviv, and Riyadh to destabilize Iran?”, asks former congressperson Ron Paul. 
Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump had a plan, and we were going to hear about it. Something soon would come up about dealing with Iran.  And Lo! While America was hibernating from record cold and distracted by New Years, “spontaneous protests” erupted in Iran.
“It seems pretty obvious,” stated Daniel McAdams, co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report, on January 2, 2018, “that the CIA’s or the U.S. government’s (or both) fingerprints are on this.” 
Can this be true? That the “spontaneous protests” in Iran have been organized by the Hidden Hand? Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, blamed “enemies” of Iran on Tuesday for the unrest in that nation. “In recent events, enemies of Iran have allied & used the various means they possess, including money, weapons, politics & intelligence services, to trouble the Islamic Republic,” he wrote, in English, at his Twitter account. 
“This all sets the stage for the false flag thing,” warned Ron Paul. “Something big can happen, we don’t know who did it or what, but who’s in control of the message? The media and our government.” 
“Did you ever realize, Daniel,” laughed Ron Paul, “that the media and the government might be in collusion against the American people?” 
“That’s true,” agreed Daniel McAdams, “and the media of course is the… CNN is doing its job, ‘this is a different kind of protest.’ They’re very much pushing it. The neo-cons, if you go on Twitter, you almost have a diabetic attack, because the neo-cons are so full of sweetness and happiness about this Iran event.” 
——- Sources ——-
 “Iran Protests…CIA Fingerprints?”, RonPaulLibertyReport. YouTube, January 2, 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrezXCPptCI
 “Iran’s Supreme Leader Blames ‘Enemies’ for Deadly Protests”, by Michael Wolgelenter and David D. Kirkpatrick. The New York Times (online), January 2, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/world/middleeast/iran-protests-khamenei.html