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Monday, January 6, 2020

Oh, Those Sad Faces At MSNBC!



Why are their faces so sad? Because they hadn't yet been given the repeat-these-words-like-parrots directions for the spin on the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani?

Related reading and worth your time: Qassem Soleimani: Inside the twisted, terrible reign of Iran’s top general by Kenneth A. Timmerman. Excerpt:
...Soleimani was, in many ways, the irreplaceable man. Known as a charismatic leader — indeed, the only charismatic leader in Iran’s military today — he has no parallel among contemporary Iranian commanders.

Wherever Iran has sent its expeditionary Quds Force to war — in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen — there you would find Soleimani.

[...]

He also set up a far-flung financial empire, reportedly taking a percentage of the float on all foreign currency exchange from Iraqi banks, netting close to $1 billion per month in black money to finance his terror empire.

[...]

His many brushes with death and his outrageous terror rap sheet, which is longer than bin Laden’s, led Soleimani and his supporters to consider him invincible. His demise at the hands of US forces on Thursday not only shows that is not the case but that the aura of invincibility of the regime itself is over....
Read the rest HERE.

So, what is your take on the repercussions of the killing of Qassem Soleimani?

56 comments:

  1. Kill his replacement ASAP. And the next one. And the people that decide who the next one is. Neither the US Constitution nor the McDonald's drive thru menu give the Quds Force the right to exist. Frag 'em.

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    1. TC,
      Kill his replacement ASAP. And the next one.

      HEAR, HEAR!

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    2. While we're advocating PEREMPTORY STRIKES againt known enemies,I'd like to know why Mitch McConnell has not sent designated armed emissaries to force their way into Nasty Pelousy's office. and wrest those Articles of Impeachment from her COLD, DEAD HANDS?

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  2. The Democrats are empowering our enemies. Soleimani masterfully built and maintained an archipelago of Iranian proxies and satrapies across the Middle East, but people are becoming disenchanted with the Shia Mullahocracy from Lebanon to Iraq and to Iran itself. The totalitarian Islamo-fascist regime in Tehran is threated by popular revolt, and the Democrats in Congress are about to throw them a lifeline.

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    1. SF,
      The Democrats are empowering our enemies.

      The Dems have been doing so for a long time now. **sigh**

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    2. Is't it high time we openly ACKNOWLEDgED our long involvement in an actual CIVIL WAR, and started to take VIGIANTE ACtIIN against the truest enemies against our Consitutional Republic our nation has ever faced?

      I'm very much afraid we are gong to have to DEFY the Constitution and use overwheling FORCE against the filthy Libatard TERMITES who been busily gnawing away at the foundation of our system of governance as foundsd since te earliest days of the twentieth century.

      A whole lot of vicious, destructive leftist "operatives" and the duped imbeciles who choose to follow them are going to have to DIE if we ever hope to save ALL of us from being consigned to the kind of Living Death experienced in the Soviet Union, Red China, Noth Korea, much pf sputheast Asia, and the Nazi regime.

      "What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The Tree of Liberty must [periodically] be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."

      “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”


      ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

      REREAD the DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE, and then tell me the time for a SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION has NOT YET ARRIVED.

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    1. ...and initiate another "service life extension" program for B-52's.

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    2. Trump needs to study the Geneva Conventions carefully and make sure every provision of them are violated with our next strikes on Iran.

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    3. Then we need to figure out which nation's trees and grass supply the most oxygen to Iranians and burn them too.

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    4. I am not even remotely interested in a solution to this "crisis" that does not rid our planet of 81 million Iranians.

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  4. The fact that Trump wants to wait until Iran hits us again before striking them again makes me sick. Obliterate the bastards already. If Allah truly loved them he would have put "don't f*ck with the United States of America" in the Quran.

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  5. The President harms his cause when he talks about hitting Iran's cultural sites. Attacking a cultural site is a violation of the Law of Armed Conflict, of which we are a signatory, and all military personnel receive training on. A military person can be court martialed for violating it, and no military planners would plan such an attack.

    Such statements from the president are stupid and inflammatory and mitigate against his case.

    The Iranian people are watching and waiting, and they mark a clear distinction between their Persian culture and the rotten regime persecuting them.

    Such statements by the president drive the Iranian people into the arms of the hated regime, and give blabbering leftwing commentators a chance to look smart and scold the president.

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    1. SF,
      The President harms his cause when he talks about hitting Iran's cultural sites....Such statements by the president drive the Iranian people into the arms of the hated regime

      Agreed. Although I do understand why DJT is going "scorched earth."

      As for the blabbering leftwing commentators a chance

      They would blabber anyway. They were blabbering before DJT mentioned the cultural sites.

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    2. I agree all that bluster from Trump makes him look bad. I'd much rather hear him talking about nuking something a fifth time.

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    3. Talk is cheap. Radioactive craters are beautiful.

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    4. I do criticize Trump for squandering the opportunity to attack Soleimani's funeral procession.

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    5. I’m trying to recall how many “cultural sites” the Islamists themselves have destroyed, owing to the fact that the sites are an “affront” to a god that doesn’t exist. Actually, I don’t think I can count that high. Trump proclaiming that cultural sites are on his target list is no more than DJT bluster, but it probably convinces every one of our potential enemies that the man isn’t sane, and that could be a good thing for our foreign policy —which, over the past 32 years could be summed up as, “kissing Moslem ass.” More to the point, why do we think these cultural sites have value? It suggests that Islamic culture has value, and I haven’t seen much value in any of those Middle Eastern cesspools. Now, in my view, Soleimani was no more (or less) than a modern rendition of Rashid ad-Din Sinan, who’s work began in the twelfth century. Eff him and the camel he rode in on. I agree with TC that we should be busy at work trying to affix a good location for Soleimani’s successor. As to the captive Persians, they overwhelmingly opted for the Ayatollah, so I’m afraid my sympathy meter is stuck on a negative integer.

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    6. I don't know what it is. Any other culture I would recoil in horror at the idea of exterminating them. But the idea of wiping every single Iranian from old man to freshly fused zygote off the face of the earth makes my ribs hurt with laughter. It's not even hate. It's hilarity. The punchline. I feel like God created the universe for this moment. Exterminate Iran! Now!

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    7. "One Culture's Madness may well be Another's Saving Grace.

      ~ Al Terego

      My friend, sister and lifelong companion in spirit wrote the following which sums it up very nicely:

      Much Madness is divinest Sense ––
      To a discerning Eye ––
      Much Sense ––- the starkest Madness ––
      ’Tis the Majority
      In this, as all, prevail ––
      Assent –– and you are sane ––
      Demur –– you’re straightway dangerous ––
      And handled with a Chain ––


      ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

      Miss Dickinson was –– and remains –– a treasure trove of invaluable insights gained from her remarkably clear recognition of "self-evident truths."

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    8. Mustang,
      Excellent comment, my friend. Superior, in fact!

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    9. Disagree Fiddler

      The WTC was a. Cultural site. This is the same guy that slaughtered Jews in Buenos Aires. Iran spreads its filth beyond its borders. As it is a theoretical regime Mosques are a target. Moreover Muslims blow up mosques regularly as well

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    10. Beak,

      You are confusing two issues. This is in no way a defense of Iran's terror regime.

      Disagree all you want, but we are signatories to treaties prohibiting such targeting, and as CI has said, its a waste of expensive weaponry.

      Finally...

      "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."
      - Friedrich Nietzsche

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    11. I think it's long past time for us to hope most earnestly that HOTTER HEADS will SOON PREVAIL. ];^}>

      All you guys who advocate Bland Sweet Reasonableness an strct adherence o the Rule Books as the best way to deal with deadly enemies remind me of a poor schnook named Leo who participated in a therapy group with me in New York city nearly fifty years ago.

      Leo was a nice, decnt, well-mannered individual who was always passed over for promotions, always disregarded and taken for granted by his colleagues, always rejected by the girls he tried to date, etc.

      The therapist –– a renowned genius in his field –– was quick to get to the heart of this guy's problem. He said, "Leo, your trouble stems from your having spent your entire life waiting patiently on line for your turn to shine, –– but, Leo, I'm sorry to have to tell you THERE IS NO LINE."

      A memorable mment in the annals of Group Therapy!

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    12. "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under Robber Barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.

      The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."


      ~ C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

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    13. Franco,

      Could you please explain how destroying Persian cultural icons in Iran would contribute to our defeating the mullahs?

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  6. All is dandy except his offspring all over the world will pick us off one by one in far off places and no doubt here. Just check out twitter in the U.S. for the demonstrations by our Muslim imports.
    As long as we are prepared for it, and I am for one, it is/was A-OK. Knowing our feckless Democrats every time there is a strike get ready for the howl.
    Americans for the most part no longer can be counted on for the long haul.

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    1. Bunkerville,
      Americans for the most part no longer can be counted on for the long haul.

      I fear that your statement is the sorry truth!

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  7. We are trying to build a wall to seal off the wrong country. Build a wall around Iran and Iraq and let they go after each other.
    We should abort all their unborn children and the left would be thrilled but going after a mass murdering terrorist is terrible and promising self defense if just horrible. There is nothing to be gained from attacking their cultural sites unless they are stockpiling nucs in them.
    This could have ll been avoided by just giving them several billion and supplying them with nuclear capabilities, after all look how well it worked for barry.

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  8. When do we get serious as to the radical Muslim threat from within?

    Until the electorate comes to their senses and realizes one cannot put American hating Muslims (or Democrats for that matter) into positions of power, I am afraid Bunkerville is correct. They will continue to go after us.

    I was always told Islamists only understand one thing. Strength. The President is right but as stated above, we must be preemptive, not reacting.

    Strange, but in Endgaame, Tony Stark basically states it correctly. "We're the Avengers, aren't we?".

    As avenging is "after the fact" one must start preventing

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  9. Why worry about the trivial "war crime" of bombing cultural sites when Trump, like at least two presidents before him, has shredded 370 years of established international law regarding the "sovreignty of nations" established at the Wesphalian conferences to end several centuries of endless war?

    What would be our reaction if, say, Germany flew drones into this country and used missiles to asassinate General Mark Milley in downtown Washington DC?

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    1. We are operating in Iraq under an agreement with that nation.

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    2. SF - The current ‘invitation’ from the GOI stipulates a one year time frame for withdrawal from date of notification. It remains to be seen if that is followed. A follow on vote is currently scheduled to be held on the 11th.

      And PGMs are crazy expensive, I wouldn’t waste them on cultural sites.

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    3. @Silverfiddle
      Does our agreement with Iraq include the phrase, "You may use Hellfire missiles to kill our leaders and authorized visitors within our nation while you are here?" Don't be ridiculous.

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    4. No. Hence the symbolic non-binding parliament vote to expel us.

      Ridiculous? Suggesting we commit war crimes against Iran--destroying cultural sites--and thinking the that would achieve some military objective is the epitome of ridiculous.

      Iranians hate the regime, but they love their nation and their Persian culture. Bombing cultural site would be the height of idiocy, on par with our invasion of Iraq.

      Over to you.

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    5. Exactly. There is zero upside to targeting such sites. None.

      Further contradiction among proponents of such, who also castigated the previous regime for not supporting the ‘green revolution’.

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  10. Year in review: How Iran’s influence turned into seething discontent

    Iran's clients and natural constituencies across the ME are fed up with them, and Iranians have had it with the mullahs as well.

    Our foreign policy people have probably deliberately decided this is the time to apply pressure. We are probably deliberately forcing Iraq to make a choice: Iran or Us. That is not laughable. Even many Shia in Iraq put nationalism over ties to Iran.

    People worry we are over-extended?

    Iran is dangerously over-extended and their pockets of extremist clients around the region are vulnerable. You won't hear any of this from our stinking press and unhinged Democrats.

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  11. I can’t help but to wonder what would have happened, and what would have been said pf f Soleimani had not been killed and he then planed, and carried out another attack on one of our embassies that would have cost American lives and it was later revealed that we had him in our crosshairs and decided to let him go!
    The left would be screaming that Trump could have and should have carried out the strike, and killed the Son of a Bitch!
    Remember they were already trying to say that the embassy attack in which no American lives were lost was already Trumps Benghazi !
    The whole point is that the left is willing to do or say anything to hurt President Trump even if it is at the expense of American lives. Even though they know that we know everyone knows that Soleimani is a Vile, Disgusting Murdering Terrorist mastermind on the same level as Osama Bin Laden and Al Baghdadi ! The left knows that the man is responsible for the deaths of well over 600 Americans and was in the process of planning committing more acts of violence including killing American Diplomats ...or do they believe that he was there in Iraq for making Peace ... Of course he was there with ill intent against the United States and our people. But I repeat that does not matter ! The left was rooting for a Trump Benghazi

    Like in some old Western movie where you would root for the Indians to kill the Cowboy! This guy needed to be killed.
    But lets say it like it is...the past few Presidents wanted to know off Dictators like Saddam Hussein, and Bin Laden , and the country for 100 percent for it. But when it came to Donald Trump it was a “Bad Thing”. I say Bull-Shit, and let em talk!
    Even if they believed it would be for the good of the country, they would NOT give Trump the credit

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  12. The Trump administration is playing chess. Latest News:

    BAGHDAD, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The United States-led military coalition against Islamic State said on Monday that it was pulling out of Iraq and would be repositioning forces over the next few days and weeks, a letter seen by Reuters showed.

    "Sir, in deference to the sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq, and as requested by the Iraqi Parliament and the Prime Minister, CJTF-OIR will be repositioning forces over the course of the coming days and weeks to prepare for onward movement," read a letter from United States Marine Corps Brigadier General William H. Seely III, the commanding general of Task Force Iraq.

    The authenticity of the letter, which was addressed to the Iraqi defence ministry's Combined Joint Operations Baghdad, was confirmed to Reuters independently by an Iraqi military source.

    "We respect your sovereign decision to order our departure," it said. (Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)


    Watch the barking propaganda belchers in the US press make asses out of themselves analyzing this all wrong. This is just one move of many. Stay tuned.

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    1. Dislike the analogy... Chess is a Persian invention and Trump's more a Tic-Tac-Toe level intellect. Other than that, it's at least nice to see Trump listening to his intelligence briefings.

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    2. Well, I think both political sides here in the US will end up being disappointed at the result.

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    3. Well somebody is certainly leaving Iraq. The guy who sent an unsigned draft memo.

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    4. CI,
      Well somebody is certainly leaving Iraq. The guy who sent an unsigned draft memo.

      LOL!

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  13. Thoughts:
    -The hypocrisy oozes into every nook and cranny of America.
    -There are members of Congress democrats and no doubt some repubs who are on Iran's payroll.
    -I refuse to read the brain vomit of all of the pukes on the left anymore. I got their number.

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    1. Whatever was left of him must certainly be getting rich.

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  15. Iran has an arsenal of over 81 million suicide bomb guidance systems that need to be taken out, and they cynically hide these in civilian population centers

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    1. Shi’a don’t buy into the suicide martyrdom.......that’s the ultimate Allah-gasm of the Sunni.

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    2. Very familiar.......human wave attacks during the Iran-Iraq war....suicide still not the goal, as it is with Sunni martyrs.

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    3. A distinction without much difference as both guided weapons platforms are camouflaged to appear to be human beings to try to deceive untrained eyes.

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