The professoriate often leads the way in blaming America first, but surely, one might think, they wouldn't leverage a worldwide pandemic to aid the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, would they?
Of course they would. As Campus Watch managing editor David Gerstman explains today at The American Spectator, a coterie of America's finest minds is doing just that:
A cohort of professors of Middle East studies at American universities are making common cause with the Iranian regime and using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext for demanding that the United States lift its sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Is this a credible argument or just Iranian propaganda?
Iran's government is the leading international state sponsor of terrorism, a violator of its citizens' basic rights, and an imperial presence in Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria. It also continues its illicit nuclear weapons research. Due to Iran's malign behavior and violations of its nuclear obligations, the U.S. reimposed nuclear sanctions lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal and recently increased economic sanctions on the regime in response to its aggression and repression.
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