I honestly wonder what goes through some people’s minds when they do something completely and utterly idiotic.
Babson College Professor Asheen Phansey is one of those people. The professor was suspended by the college this week after he made a post on Facebook asking Iran to make a wishlist of 52 American cultural sites that they would like to bomb. He even went as far as making suggestions for them, such as the Mall of America and the “Kardashian resident.”
According to a report by the New York Post, Babson College Director of Sustainability Asheen Phansey has been suspended by the college over a Facebook post in which he called on Iran to list places in America that it would consider bombing.
Phansey’s post was a response to a message by President Donald Trump in which he said that the United States was targeting 52 Iranian sites in response to threats made by Iranian officials.
The president tweeted on Saturday, “Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”
....targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020
Phansey’s response on Facebook read, “In retaliation, Ayatollah Khomenei [sic] should tweet a list of 52 sites of beloved American cultural heritage that he would bomb. Um… Mall of America? Kardashian residence?”
So the president responding to a terroristic regime, and telling them that we will not tolerate threats, and this dimwit responds by asking Iran which locations they would like to bomb in America to make up for it.
Phansey was then suspended by the college, and they released a statement condemning his post. “Babson College condemns any type of threatening words and/or actions condoning violence and/or hate,” the college said. “This particular post from a staff member on his personal Facebook page clearly does not represent the values and culture of Babson College.”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, the then tried to claim that it was just a joke.
“I regret my bad attempt at humor,” Phansey apologized, “As an American, born and raised, I was trying to juxtapose our ‘cultural sites’ with ancient Iranian churches and mosques. I am completely opposed to violence and would never advocate it by anyone. I am sorry that my sloppy humor was read as a threat. I condemn all acts of violence.”