Encore of Revival: America, January 20, 2020

Current events are forcing everyone into a deep state of soul-searching. Some Iranians were angry after Trump’s drone strike, mourning the death of a leader they somehow admired. They didn’t blame Americans, except that they did. Once the Iranian government admitted to shooting down the passenger jet from Ukraine, Iranians en masse took to the streets, protesting the current government.

As Symphony explained last week, some leaders have yet to “grow up” more than others. Those with more growing up to go tend to invite resentment from those they lead. Iran was no exception. Authoritarianism led to the mistake with the passenger jet, but it also allowed certain leaders to rise in the first place, one whom was killed by a drone strike approved by President Trump.

In America, the doomed impeachment articles from the House were so evidently unpopular that their true purpose went on parade: a parade. Yes, it was only ever for show. So, when House Democrats were forced to give the Republican Senate what they did not want, they continued the show for their supporters’ own entertainment.

But, the show isn’t done yet. Irritation and aggravation will only rise higher and higher as the nation sees what’s really going on. That could be said for both Iranians and Americans.


‘Strong’ paper trail has John Durham investigating the months before Mueller appointment // WA Examiner

Democrats walk articles of impeachment to the Senate // YouTube @ PBS NewsHour

Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: ‘Take your letter and shove it’ // The Hill

Obama lawyer David Kris disrupts FISA renewal debate // WA Examiner

More of a ‘fold’
Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay // CNN

Top FBI official who leaked secrets spent thousands to boost online reputation before name revealed // WA Examiner

You’re Kidding

Oregon woman fired from bank job after giving struggling man $20 to get home for Christmas: report // Fox News

Michigan man finds more than $43G in couch he bought from store // Fox News

Mid East

Explains the whole complexity…
Why thousands of Iranians are protesting their government // Facebook

Iranian authorities bulldozed grave of executed Christian pastor: family // Fox News

NATO Focus

Iran’s Rouhani makes veiled threat to US and EU troops in Middle East // CNBC