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Hi There, Iranians! I’m Hillary, Let’s Chat

December 6th, 2011 - 7:32 pm

There’s a cheery text-and-video greeting from Hillary, very chatty and friendly (“Welcome to the United States’ Virtual Embassy in Tehran!” she starts, as if the State Department server were in the capital instead of in the ether), so even if we’re not going to end their misery, she’d love to hear from them.

I think the tone is all wrong, and her message strikes me as coming from some other planet, a happy planet where Iranians are not dying every day because the regime doesn’t like people who go online and send chatty messages to the American secretary of state.  Here’s Hillary again:

This is a platform for us to communicate with each other—openly and without fear—about the United States, about our policies, our culture, and the American people.

Hillary certainly knows that the regime has mastered Internet filtering and monitoring, and most savvy Iranians know that if they send a breezy note to Hillary, some nasty troll will spot it and report them for it…so Hillary’s line about chatting “openly and without fear” is entirely wrong.  In fact, one will get you ten that most Iranians will view this as some kind of snare, and will stay away, and most of those who send Hillary some fun email will do so because their neighborhood Basij thug told them to do it.

After all, she’s already told them that she isn’t going to help them slay their dragon.

And for this we pay millions of dollars?

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