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Iranians change…

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When His Oneness was in the Oval Office,  Iranian patrol boats habitually harassed U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf,  correctly figuring they were in no danger that Barack Obama would actually retaliate,  even when they kidnapped U.S. Sailors and held them for ransom.

They are not so sure about Donald J. Trump,  and they probably suspect,  after seeing him unleash our military on ISIS,  that the rules of engagement and a lot else has changed.   They are probably correct about that as well.

A great deal has changed within Iran since     Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist,  who was nearly twelve when Khomeini’s revolution triumphed. At the Oslo Freedom Forum last week,  Bahari touched on what it  was like  to grow up under the Ayatollah.   Only the mullahs will  shed a tear when they are gone.

 

 

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June 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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How delicious…

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Pres. Trump  just scorched  Obama over Iran and North Korea.   Both the former president and his wife have taken more than a few potshots at trump, so it’s only fair he return a little fire.

 

 

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May 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Merkel mess…

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Like Hillary,  Angela Merkel doesn’t know when to shut up.   She won her fourth term as Chancellor despite having nearly destroyed her country with a ruinous immigration policy over the past twelve years.   Entire towns have been taken over by the immigrants she has welcomed,  and she simply ignores the fact that her own citizens are being robbed,  raped and killed by some of those same immigrants.

Most Germans are not allowed  to own  guns,  and the penalty for breaking the laws is quite severe.   Despite this, ordinary citizens are traveling to other countries and purchasing firearms to protect their families from the Muslim gangs terrorizing their neighborhoods.  This is first hand information from people I know who have friends and family there,  living in fear.

Now Merkel is trying  to keep  the insane Obama/Kerry Iran deal in place.  I grant you that Germans don’t have a stellar track record when it comes to selecting their leaders, but they won’t have a country left if they don’t come to their senses.   Meanwhile,  does Merkel actually believe that warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep hands off the Iran deal, or else, is going to (a) intimidate Netanyahu, or  (b) change President Trump’s mind?

UPDATE:  Frau Merkel just admitted that her nation has  no-go zones,  a fact stoutly denied by most media everywhere.

 

 

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March 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

ISIS attacks Iran…

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Am I sorry ISIS  has attacked  the Iranian parliament?   Not one bit.   Am I surprised?   Not in the least.  The jihadis wish to bring about the return of the 12th Imam or al Mahdi.  That’s why you hear some people speaking of the effort to immanentize the eschaton.   Radical Islamists will generally admit only that they seek to bring about the final,  heaven-like stage of history,  without mentioning that in this perfect world,  their ideology will reign supreme and you hideous infidels will be either dead or enslaved.

Therefore,  causing  chaos everywhere  is part of the means of achieving their goal.   They don’t care that  they might  start World War III with nukes and such, because everyone is going to die anyway and only the truly righteous will be brought back.

UPDATE:  Iran claims the Saudis are to blame and  vows retaliation.

 

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June 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

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Media bias writ large…

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ABC,  CBS and NBC on Monday and Tuesday found plenty of time to drool over the return of His Oneness to public speaking,  but devoted not one millisecond to  Politico senior investigative reporter Josh Meyer’s alarming discovery  Obama released three times the number of Iranians originally claimed, and that most of them were being held for far more serious crimes than claimed.   It was,  as is so often the case,  left to FOX News to feature Meyer.

 

 

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April 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm

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Ransom refund legislation…

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Marco Rubio is  introducing legislation  to recoup a $1.7 billion settlement from Iran,  including the $400 million shipped on a cargo plane in cash at the time of the release of five U.S. hostages.   It won’t go anywhere,  of course,   but it’s a fine way to highlight the lies and lawlessness and general incompetence and ineptitude of the Obama Administration,  which couldn’t negotiate its way out of a wet paper bag with instructions printed on the inside.

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August 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Blood oil…

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Iran is exporting its  first oil  shipment to Europe since His Oneness used the same idiotic negotiators Bill Clinton did with North Korea.

His Oneness and Secretary of Stupidity Kerry are ever so pleased with the same lousy results.

 

 

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February 15, 2016 at 10:16 am

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