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It couldn’t…

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…happen to a more deserving guy.   Hossein Sheikholeslam,  the former Iranian ambassador to Syria,  has died  of coronavirus.   He studied at the University of California at Berkeley before becoming a leader of the radical Iranian students who stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American diplomats captive during the 444-day Iran hostage crisis,  which ended shortly after Pres.  Ronald Reagan was sworn in.   He is the second top Iranian official dead of the virus.

And there is another — Mohammad Haj Abolghasem,  a senior commander  known as  the ‘Butcher of Tehran’ for his role in the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests that began in November 2019.   May there be many,  many more.

 

 

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March 10, 2020 at 1:08 pm

The perfect end!

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A U.S. President ordered the targeting of Iranian General Gassim Soleimani.   He was blown to bits by a U.S.-made missile controlled by a U.S. agent.  The neatest thing is that the terrorist was driven around Tehran prior to his burial in a  Chevy truck.   Do none of the ayatollahs sense the irony in their hero being delivered to his grave in a classic American-made pickup?

 

 

 

 

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January 8, 2020 at 1:21 pm

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Why is Sen. Feinstein…

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…talking on her cell phone at the Capitol with Iran’s Foreign Minister?   And why the hell did she issue a  statement afterward  urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reach out to Zarif?

MSM has not uttered a peep about it,  of course,  but will somebody please charge her with a violation of the Logan Act?  It is bad enough we still have the crooked Clintons and the treasonous John Kerry and the lying Obamas still swaggering around,  along with all the Clinton and Obama embeds at various government agencies.  We don’t need any more politicians actively serving foreigh interests,  no matter how much money they make off of them.

UPDATE:  Now she’s having  dinner with  him, claiming it was OK by the State Department.

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May 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Trump controls the weather…

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…or he must,  since Iran is blaming him for the flooding occurring there.  Iran appears to have spent the $170 billion His Oneness slipped to them on munitions and supporting terrorism.  Now it still has a broken economy,  and Trump’s sanctions Trump do make it harder to get aid money.  The  real problem  is that its neighbors want Iran to fail,  preferring to deal with a democratic Israel instead of the collection of tyrants they have as alternatives.

 

 

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April 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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Iran’s new jet isn’t…

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The just unveiled Kowsar fighter appears to be a two-seater Northrop F-5F Tiger II, meaning it’s “indigenous”  only if Iran has become America’s 51st state  (58th, if you use  Obama’s numbers).   It belongs to Iran only because Iran purchased it from the USA.

For once,  CNBC actually gets a story mostly correct,  even acknowledging that Iran may still have a few dozen F-5s.   Whether any of them still fly is another question.

What Iran apparently  does have  is a Lamborghini,  allegedly reverse-engineered from the ground up.   The real Murcielago was produced between 2001 and 2010.   No word on whether the copy actually runs…

 

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November 25, 2018 at 2:18 pm

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A strategy that works…

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During the Obama Administration,  the Iranians harass our ships and even captured a pair of riverine boats and 10 sailors.   Last year there was a 60% drop in such incidents,  and this year there have been none thus far.  That’s  the result  of having a president who won’t tolerate such behavior and is prepared to strike back.

 

 

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July 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm

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Iranian insanity…

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What else would you call an Iranian commander accusing Israel of stealing clouds from Iran in order  to cause  a drought there?   Here’s hoping Iranian people are not so stupid or gullible as to believe a word of such abject nonsense.

 

 

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July 3, 2018 at 3:04 pm

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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