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6 More Iran-Backed Leaders Zapped, incl. Shibl al-Zaidi, commander of Kataib Imam Ali
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Nearly 7,400 Afghan Civilians Killed, Wounded Last Year: MoI
[ToloNews] Nearly 7,400 Afghan non-combatants were killed and maimed as a result of suicide kabooms and explosions last year, the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Friday.

The MoI released a report saying 2,219 non-combatants were killed another 5,170 were maimed in 2019.

The Interior Ministry in the report blamed the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
for the fatalities; however, two days ago the Taliban said that the Afghan government forces and their foreign counterparts were responsible for the casualties.

According to the report, August, September and October 2019 were the most deadly months for the Afghan civilians during last year.

"The majority of the casualties occurred as a result of terrorist attacks and roadside mine explosions (IEDs)," said Nusrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior.

But the Taliban said that 94 percent of the casualties were carried out by the Afghan cops and their foreign colleagues.

"They must work on the grinding of the peace processor so that we can have a nationwide ceasefire in place in Afghanistan and reduce the number of casualties among the civilians," said Sayed Hassan Paktiawal, a member of the Afghan parliament.

"The warring sides of the conflict have been responsible for the casualties, but, overall, there is a reduction in civilian casualties from the government side," said Shukrullah Mashkoor, a front man for the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).

"They must try to reach to some sort of conclusion with this group (Taliban) to decrease the toll on civilians," said Ramish, a resident in Kabul.

"Casualties are increasing day by day, the ministry of interior is responsible to prevent casualties," said Tamim, a resident in Kabul.

the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a an earlier report said that over 8,000 Afghan non-combatants were killed and maimed in the first three quarters of 2019.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The entire war is founded on lies. The US government and military (cry) have been lying about this war for 18 years now. Time to get out. Stop the killing of *everyone*. Goat herder or not.

All of Afghanistan isn't worth a single American soldier's life.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 01/04/2020 2:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Not even poppy growers, Herb?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/04/2020 3:24 Comments || Top||

#3  He's in a Macro, G. Cue the herb handwringing
Posted by: Frank G || 01/04/2020 4:43 Comments || Top||

#4  There was a big hole in NYC that sort of physically contradicted your charge of 'lies' Herb. The perps and the people who protected them were based in Afghanistan. The lie was 'nation building' instead of the classic search and destroy mission which should have included the Taliban's own sponsors in Pakistan.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#5  I partly agree with Herb Macro. The entire war was not founded on lies, but a lot of lying has gone on - it's what politicians do to improve/defend their position, and top military officers are also politicians. And indeed, all of Afghanistan isn't worth a single American soldier's life. But destroying threats to Americans is why soldiers exist, and some of those threats are in A'stan - gotta get 'em where you can.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/04/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Iran is the major threat. Pakistan is a major nuisance. Afghanistan is not our concern.
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#7  If I read history correctly, most wars don't have clean resolutions like WWII. Generally nobody wins overwhelmingly, and another war starts up a generation or two later. Last time I checked, the USA not only isn't omnipotent, our military and civilian leaders tend to take their eyes off the ball a lot.

Afghanistan was never a good candidate for nation-building. It was going to be an "exterminate them all" or a "go back and do it all again 30 years later." I'm not going for option A. That leaves option B: my grandson may have to go to war there one day. I'm not looking forward to that, but that's life in a fallen world.
Posted by: James || 01/04/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

Psychologist behind Britain’s terrorist deradicalisation scheme says there is NO guarantee offenders can ever be ‘CURED’ or pose no threat to society
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Christopher Dean said we must be 'careful' about saying extremism is 'cured'

  • Mr Dean is the psychologist behind the Healthy Identity Intervention scheme

  • He said some offenders who take part regress afterwards due who they mix with

  • London Bridge killer Usman Khan attended a deradicalisation programme while on licence

  • Lee Rigby's killer Michael Adebolajo is now reportedly an unofficial mentor in such a programme

Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6536 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The methodology is theoretically sound - and that's what counts!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/04/2020 3:25 Comments || Top||


One possible cure, Pirmus, "Can of Pork Soda".

Odd that a "doctor" should admit trying to cure a muslim without naming the disease. Islam.

Signs? An innate drive to,

1. please a child rapist
2. worship a pagan pig moon god
3. while attempting both, to live (die) for the promises of endless
a. child rape
b. rape of virgins
c . rivers of wine and honey, "young boys fine as pearls". 52:24

Maybe, may we say TDS was a mental metamorphosys follow up of Islamopraisebia.

Trademark pending for the institute of Fredmans Rantusburgus

Posted by: Woodrow || 01/04/2020 4:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Woodrow is right. The problem is not a behavioral condition, it is the very civilization the muslim psyche belongs to.

Dr. Dean worked for more than a decade in prisons with violent offenders, sociopaths and pathological aggressive types before he started looking into terrorism. He was working with UK's Offender Management Services, under their home depts. I think they later diversified into containing extremism too. He now works with their PREVENT program. One of the more optimistic people, so his saying this means something.

The UK began their anti-radicalization effort immediately after 9/11 happened. Under PM Blair's watch they made great headway pun intended in research and analyses of the muslim extremist. The Home office was not concerned then about sensibilities, or criticizing islamic texts or calling for reform in how masjids and imaams operate. But successive administrations diluted the study, scope and efficacy of the approach. They turned to psychiatry and new age solutions, school programs and covert surveillance-based supervision of citizens. The new approach became, 'extremist radicalism is just brainwashing of innocent youth', it can therefore be 'reversed by proper mental care and counseling'.

Their experts visited our eggheads too in Benaras in 2015, to more accurately understand the Paki mindset - because most of their offenders were turning out to be Pakis. It was only because we had insisted and our lobbies had urged Britain to send their radicalism researchers. You'll agree that an exchange of ideas was surely needed with the country that had successfully handled millions of sasquatches and kept them in line for five decades. A Dr. Sameer Lalwani and Dr Balachandran even visted UK universities, and tried to convince the experts there of the truth, that jihadis are not mentally ill. That radicalization is not an add-on to an otherwise normal psyche. That there is no cure if there's no illness. They just wouldn't listen.
My own paper was laughed at in Vauxhall because my technique proposed to induce dysfunction into the muslim extremist brain to render him useless to the jihad. But never mind...
They won't acknowledge the islamic and predatory culture angle, because the truth is not consonant with western urbanity and deference to muslims. It is enough they are acknowledging that it cannot be cured by their psychiatry.

China has shown the way to the world. The Xinjiang province has recently been upgraded to the biggest manufacturing community in the world. Hundreds of thousands of hands stitching shoes, weaving and stamping and assembling stuff happily singing songs about Mao or whatever.

The world shall have to realize that civilization has paused. It has paused is the desert kingdoms, it has entered a time warp in the shitholes where islam exists. It has been crippled in otherwise healthy progressive societies which welcomed muslims into their midst and gave space to masjids and funny beards. Islam will resist your civilization, and it will resist your efforts to reform it's adherents. The one approach the west haven't tried yet is reforming islam itself. Hacking away at it's ungainly protuberances into your civilization by outlawing practice after practice, until all they have left is a faith.

The least we can do is acknowledge that these are two civilizations at war. Modern psychiatry is a sham that has failed its own civilization, how in hell is it going to help here ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/04/2020 5:34 Comments || Top||

#4  The people who rationalize this as a 'mental illness' are probably in a very tight Venn Diagram with believing Conservatism is a mental illness.

Let's stand back and give the Chinese a shot at it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 7:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Is the 'Master of the Obvious' picture on vacation? How about Captain Obvious as a stand-in?
Posted by: Raj || 01/04/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#6  The new approach became, 'extremist radicalism is just brainwashing of innocent youth', it can therefore be 'reversed by proper mental care and counseling'.

I've come to find (about 7 years ago) that a leftist's mind (such that it is) works in the same manner. That's why they a) it is futile to argue with them, b) they will never change their minds and c) they will never admit when they are wrong.
Posted by: Raj || 01/04/2020 8:09 Comments || Top||

#7  SS, Academic Edition
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 8:51 Comments || Top||

#8  It's genes, geniuses!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/04/2020 9:18 Comments || Top||

#9  There are similarities between pedos and terrorists? Who would have known?
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/04/2020 9:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Sure it can. See al-Baghdadi and Suleiman for examples of successful cures.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/04/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#11  They say you can't cure a pedophile, they will always have urges. I suspect the pull of radical Islam is even stranger because it had a culture behind it for ones lifetime and even has 1/2 of the enemy agreeing as well. If they truly are cured they'll understand the new explosive neck collars that keep them in certain jurisdictions.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/04/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#12  Modern psychiatry is a sham that has failed its own civilization, how in hell is it going to help here ?

Amen. So many bad and foolish notions; such a diseased and shitty culture. Our biggest problems are not political or economic but cultural.
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#13  Reciprocal culture= good economy = civilisation.
Tribal culture = poverty = shithole
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/04/2020 14:26 Comments || Top||

#14  I'm fairly certain that the application of a 12 gauge slug to the back of the head prevents any re-occurrence of behavior you wish to curtail. Dead people only commit one crime, voter fraud.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 01/04/2020 19:36 Comments || Top||

Jeremy Corbyn still striving to be a vocal twit!
Posted by: 3dc || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Make Britain Corbyn-free!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 01/04/2020 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Corbyn should offer himself up as a human shield to protect the terrorists he loves so dearly.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/04/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia slams US 'adventurist' move in #Soleimani's assassination

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Putin is a pansy?
Posted by: gorb || 01/04/2020 2:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Envy. I'm sure he has his own list. Besides, in these days of low oil prices, its best to comfort an old client. Well, at least till the appropriate time comes.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 2:47 Comments || Top||

#3  "We condemn in strongest terms possible!!!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/04/2020 3:30 Comments || Top||

"Who's going to pay for the last batch of RPG-29s now ?"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/04/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Russia slams US 'adventurist' move in #Soleimani's assassination

...but they are envious of the technique and outcome.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/04/2020 8:22 Comments || Top||

#6  S'matter, Poot? Couldn't get close enough to put polonium in his tea?
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/04/2020 8:33 Comments || Top||

#7  "Adventurist" is a Soviet Cold War term. Actually a rather mild condemnation.
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/04/2020 13:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Better an adventurist than a реваншист
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the move “was an adventurist step that will increase tensions throughout the region.”

That would be Sergei Lavrov, an old Soviet Cold War crocodile. He is correct that this will increase tensions in the region, but as EC says, this is pretty much boiler plate. Somehow, I expect that Putin himself is totally fine with drone-zapping one's enemies.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/04/2020 14:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Macron has stated that Putin called him up to 'express concern' about the death of Soleimani. I don't expect Putin to do that however, least of all call Macron over it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/04/2020 17:12 Comments || Top||

#11  "Was that your Mom? Who answered the phone?"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/04/2020 17:20 Comments || Top||

#12  ^ Snarque du Jour!
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 18:20 Comments || Top||

#13  Here is an English translation of the announcement of the Putin/Macron phone call from the Kremlin website. Add salt as needed.

tl;dr: France initiated the call. P & M expressed concern that waxing Soliemani would aggravate the situation. Most of the conversation was about Syria, Libya and the Ukraine.

As for #11, Frank wins!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/04/2020 20:05 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Sen. Sanders warns against consequences of unilateral decision making by U.S. govt

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  ...ah, shut up because its different!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 2:49 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
SS Clown Chris Murphy (SS-CT) Whiplash: A) Trump rendered us impotent! B) Trump = WaRMonGeR!!!
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Moron. Clown.
Just STFU and let serious adults do their work.
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  and on queue.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 7:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "No one fears us, no one listens to us"

The dead have no fear or hearing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/04/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Just another drone of the Hive Queen Hillary. (I refer to termites, not bees)
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/04/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Three days? Do these people have any shame?
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

#6  And his head is still attached?
Posted by: gorb || 01/04/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

Iraq’s Sadr reactivates famous anti-US ‘Mahdi Army’ after strike
[IsraelTimes] Iraq’s militia leader turned populist politician Moqtada Sadr reactivates his Mahdi Army following a US strike that killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders.

Taking to Twitter, Sadr orders "fighters, particularly those from the Mahdi Army, to be ready" following the strike, reactivating the notoriously anti-American force nearly a decade after he dissolved it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2020 03:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Do it. Mucky...been looking for an excuse.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/04/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  "Next!"
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 8:39 Comments || Top||

#3  He's still in Iran, right?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/04/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Looks like the grass needs more fertilizer.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/04/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Iranian-backed groups killed how many Iraqis over the past two months and he was pretending to care, right?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 01/04/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Another example of failed will. The man should have been compost over a decade ago for his actions.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#7  His number's up next.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/04/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Perhaps several hellfires have already launched against him over the years.

Perhaps they've all wilted in his presence...due to his halitosis problem.

Now where's the Land Shark® with a friggin' laser on its head?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/04/2020 16:07 Comments || Top||

#9  What rock was he hiding under, like some boulder in Qom?

Definitely a few mooks there holding a deli number waiting to get missile humped.
Posted by: Raj || 01/04/2020 16:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Reactivate the Blackwater snipers.
Posted by: Squinty Glomose4506 || 01/04/2020 19:10 Comments || Top||

#11  Sadr jockeying for power left by the void? Job security sucks these days.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/04/2020 23:16 Comments || Top||

American oil field workers evacuating Iraq, Germans button up tight, Brits up security across MidEast, Chabad ditto worldwide
[AlAhram] American nationals working at Iraqi oil fields were evacuating the country on Friday after a US strike killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders in Baghdad, an oil ministry front man said.

Several had already left on Friday morning and others were preparing to fly out, Assem Jihad told AFP, adding that there was "no impact" on Iraq's oil production.

The number of American staff at fields in OPEC's second-biggest crude producer had already dwindled in recent months as tensions between the US and Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...

Germany orders troops in Iraq to stay in their bases

[IsraelTimes] Germany’s defense ministry says its soldiers who help train local forces in Iraq have been ordered not to leave their bases following the US killing of a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

Germany currently has 130 soldiers in Iraq. Defense ministry spokeswoman Christina Routsi says the troops “will have a restriction… no movement outside military facilities in Taji and Baghdad.”

Routsi says the training of Iraqi troops will continue.

Germany has a longstanding warning against travel to most of Iraq. Now it says the situation in the Middle East has reached “a dangerous escalation point” with the killing of elite Quds Force chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani and vows of retaliation from Iran.

UK ups security in Mideast bases

[IsraelTimes] Soleimani’s killing Britain has increased security throughout its bases in the Middle East due to the US airstrike that killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reports. UK ups security in Mideast bases, urges calm after Soleimani’s killing.

Britain has increased security throughout its bases in the Middle East due to the US airstrike that killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reports.

All Chabad emissaries worldwide urged to up security alertness

[IsraelTimes] The body responsible for Chabad shluchim asks all emissaries around the world to upgrade their security alertness for fear of Iranian revenge attacks for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

“Maintain an increased awareness, report any suspicious activity or behavior to the nearest law enforcement officials,” the body says in a message, according to Channel 12.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6522 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

President Trump targeted Iranian General Soleimani "to stop a war"
[Rudaw] President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
spoke to the press on Friday about yesterday's targeted dronezap which killed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Qasem Soleimani, calling it a "flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world."

While Soleimani was Iran's top military commander, considered by many to be the second most powerful figure in the Iranian government after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomenei, the IRGC was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the United States government in April of 2019.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Target rich environment.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/04/2020 3:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Yamamoto was one step in the long direction to ending a war (which would only last a couple of years, not decades).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/04/2020 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  I don’t remember all of this gnashing and wailing on the world stage when our empty suit ordered a bizzillion drone zaps
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 01/04/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#4  SPOD I just wondered about your absence.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/04/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

Run away and hide in Iran

Posted by: 3dc || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Will Iran announce its next violations of JCPOA in a few days?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Will they uncover what they've been hiding, or will they make up more scary stuff, beyond what they've been hiding, like a stealth missile with twelfth-madi MIRV warheads?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/04/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

Hezbollah official Nabil Qaouq says assassination of Soleimani will introduce "new equations" to the region

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  And we will just quietly accept the consequences, right?
Posted by: gorb || 01/04/2020 2:03 Comments || Top||

#2  "Bring out....the Quadratic Equations! Bwahahahahhaha!"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/04/2020 4:46 Comments || Top||

#3  This one? e=mc**2? That's the one we've (supposedly) been trying to keep OUT of the region.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/04/2020 9:39 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Albert Schwarzeneggar4720 || 01/04/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Common core equations or housing?
Posted by: Elminegum de Medici5736 || 01/04/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Diff E
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/04/2020 13:34 Comments || Top||

New #IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Ghaani: We say to everyone, be patient and you will see the bodies of Americans all over the Middle East

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  We see you when you're sleeping,
We're know when you're awake.
We know if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness' sake!
Posted by: gorb || 01/04/2020 2:05 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 01/04/2020 5:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Is his hand the only thing in that casket?
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 01/04/2020 6:31 Comments || Top||

#4  New #IRGC Quds Force Commander Esmail Ghaani

Esmail, where are you located? Be specific, coordinates, please.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/04/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#5  The last time Iran stepped out of line it lost half its Navy. This time it will see its petroleum infrastructure destroyed. With that, Iran, as now governed, will have an economy that will take a decade or more to recover.
Posted by: b || 01/04/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Spengler/David P Goldman doesn't expect war but notes that the Israelis hold the high cards:

Two dozen Israeli missiles or bomber sorties could wipe out Iran’s economy in a matter of hours, and that makes a war unlikely for the time being. Fewer than a dozen power plants generate 60% of Iran’s electricity, and eight refineries produce 80% of its distillates.

A single missile strike could disable each of these facilities, and bunker-buster bombs of the kind that Israel used last month in Lebanon would entirely destroy them. And as Hillel Frisch points out in the Jerusalem Post, with a bit more effort Israel could eliminate the Port of Kharg from which Iran exports 90% of its hydrocarbons.
Posted by: Lex || 01/04/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#7  and bunker-buster bombs of the kind that Israel used last month in Lebanon would

Wait ....what?? When did Israel use bunker busters?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/04/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#8  General Ghaani, if there are American bodies all over, rest assured that there will be many more Iranian bodies as well.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/04/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

#Iran's Foreign Ministry @JZarif: The Swiss government brought an unreasonable message and a rude letter from American government

Posted by: Fred || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Deck of cards?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/04/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Iran gave a strong written response. Bet they did with exclamation points and everything.
Posted by: jpal || 01/04/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

Quds Force threat

google translate:
Urgent The commander of the Quds Force, Ismail Qani: We tell everyone, be a little patient to see the dead bodies of Americans all over the Middle East

Posted by: 3dc || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Dead Man Talking.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/04/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

Propaganda from Iran - circulating fabricated photos of holy Iranian ICBMs hitting US bases
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#1  These must be the consequences they've been warning us about.
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Posted by: Marilyn McGurque1399 || 01/04/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
another designated terror group
Posted by: 3dc || 01/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  What about the Democrats?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/04/2020 9:05 Comments || Top||

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