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Popular Muslim media personality says Jesus will convert the world to Islam

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Jesus is a Muslim! Who knew? LOL

Adnan Oktar is the host of a popular TV show in Turkey; a prolific author; and a Sunni Muslim.

Leo Hohmann reports for WND, Oct. 27, 2014, that in a new documentary, “End Times Eyewitness,” Oktar says the Muslim world is eagerly anticipating the end days when their messiah, the Mahdi, as well as Jesus will come.

Jesus, whom Muslims call “Isa,” is not the messiah. Instead, Jesus is a Muslim. Not only is Jesus a Muslim, Jesus was never crucified nor resurrected from the dead.

Adnan Oktar

Adnan Oktar

And to top it off, Oktar says Jesus will soon return to Earth to convert the whole world to Islam! And this Muslim Jesus will be very persuasive.

The documentary is produced by WND Films and directed by a bible teacher and author of The Islamic Antichrist and Mideast Beast.

Oktar also says:

  • A group of supernatural beings made of fire called the djinn, from which we get the English word for “genie,” will assist Jesus and the Mahdi to convert the world to Islam.
  • However, there are bad djinn and good djinn. The latter are Muslim djinn, whose leader is the Mahdi. Only the good Muslim djinn will assist in converting the whole world to Islam.
  • According to Hijri calendar, the Mahdi (and the Muslim Jesus) will appear sometime between the years 1400 and 1500. Since the current Islamic year is 1435, the Mahdi and Muslim Jesus are likely already walking the earth! — in Istanbul! Oktar says, “Yes. We believe that Hazrat Mahdi has come and is busy carrying on his activities. We believe that he appeared in Istanbul, as that is how it is related in the Judaic accounts. This is how it is related in the Islamic accounts as well.”
  • The Mahdi will rule for seven years.
  • Oktar believes that he has the ability to communicate with the djinn (hopefully only the good Muslim djinn), and that they respect him and give him information.

Richardson points out that Oktar’s TV show is watched not just in Turkey, but throughout Central Asia, the Arab world and parts of Russia and Eastern Europe, Oktar has a close relationship with Turkey’s president and former prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who listens to and follows Oktar’s advice.

This is the same Erdoğan who saidThere is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

Turkey, which is a NATO ally, has already proved to be a growing thorn in the side of U.S. policy in the Middle East, refusing the use of its airbases for bombing raids against ISIS terrorists and providing safe haven for the militants. It has also been purchasing oil from ISIS-controlled oil wells, flooding the terrorist army with fresh cash.

In the documentary, Richardson says a coalition of Middle Eastern nations will invade Israel, and that Turkey is emerging as the dominant power in the Middle East and is positioning for a showdown with other powers, most notably Iran and Egypt. “The whole goal of the Turkish neo-Ottoman government is to rule the Middle East and the Islamic caliphate,” Richardson said.

Richardson believes Washington is still working with a foreign policy that is “based on a 10-year-old model” in which Turkey is seen as the moderate Muslim state that U.S. leaders would like to see replicated across the Middle East. “You still hear Joe Biden talk about how Erdoğan is his buddy and how they go way back together and he’s such a great friend,” Richardson said.

Richardson also says the Obama administration is “probably just putting on a little bit of a show,” with its limited bombing of ISIS targets in Iraq, and that “ISIS really is Turkey’s proxy in the Middle East,” supported financially and supplied by the Turkish Islamic government” in “a wider war against the Kurds, against Bashar Assad in Syria and against Iran. Richardson points out Turkey “refused the U.S. to use their soil for bombing raids against ISIS in Kobani, they allowed a lot of the refugees to flee into Turkey, but they would not allow them to go back and fight ISIS.”

Richardson believes Iran will eventually be drawn into Iraq to stop ISIS, especially if ISIS threatens the shrines or mosques in Iraq that are considered holy to Iran’s Shiite Muslim population. “If ISIS takes sacred cities in Iraq whether it’s Baghdad or Samara or Najaf, the Iranians are not going to let that happen and destroy those shrines and mosques…. I would expect even a year from now we could be in a very different situation. Iran already controls southern Iraq but within a year I would say their presence in Iraq could be far more overt.”

H/t Weasel Zippers and FOTM’s Anon

~Eowyn

Obama Sends Combat Troops to Iraq

It’s déjà vu all over again.

Three years after U. S. troops had withdrawn from Iraq, finally ending America’s war and occupation (2003-2011) of that benighted country, our soldiers will be sent there again.

This evening, June 16, 2014, after a weekend of golfing and political fundraising in California, President Lucifer declared, in a letter to Congress, that U.S. ground troops “equipped for combat” are being sent to Iraq.

The troops’ “only purpose” is to protect US personnel and the US Embassy in Baghdad from the ISIS militants — and not join in the fierce fighting raging outside the Iraqi capital. Blah. Blah. Blah.

In so doing, Obama directly reversed what he had said merely 3 days ago. Last Friday, he clearly said that while the U.S. will “do our part” to help, no troops will be sent to Iraq.

ISIS or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is an extremist Sunni jihadist group that aspires to create a caliphate — a theocratic pan-Islamic state — in the New Levant of Iraq, Syria, southern Turkey, Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Israel. (See “ISIS: the savage jihadists laying waste to Iraq“)

New LevantAbout 160 American soldiers are already in Iraq, including 50 Marines and more than 100 Army soldiers. Some of those soldiers have only recently arrived. Under tonight’s authorization, the U.S. will put an additional 100 soldiers in a nearby third country where they would be held in reserve until needed.

The POS did not give a deadline for the troops’ exit, only that the 275 soldiers will remain in Iraq for as long as they are needed to protect US interests. The White House says the U.S. military personnel are entering Iraq with its government’s consent.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State John “snake-tongue” Kerry says Washington is “open to discussions” with Tehran about military cooperation. Iran has hinted that it is prepared to cooperate with the United States, whom Iran has called the Great Satan, to shore up the beleaguered Iraqi government against the savage ISIS jihadists. Iran already has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq.

Kerry also said U.S. unilateral air and drone strikes against the ISIS “may well be” an option.

Last Saturday, June 14, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Persian Gulf.

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Today, unnamed Obama administration officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it “appears likely/probable” that ISIS militants got hold of U.S.-made Stinger missiles from Iraqi army bases they have taken over in recent days. The Stinger missile is a shoulder-fired surface-to-air weapon that is used against aircraft.

Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help ISIS militants there.

According to a report from the West Point Combating Terrorism Center, the ISIS “now possesses scores of Iraqi military equipment originally provided by the United States, from Humvees and cargo vehicles to small arms.”

In addition, after taking over Mosul, the second most populous city in Iraq, ISIS is now the richest terror group in the world from looting US$429 million and a large quantity of gold bullion from Mosul’s central bank.

~Eowyn

Terrorism, number of Al Qaeda affiliates both surged from 2012 to 2013: State Department

NYDailyNews: A surge in the number of aggressive al-Qaida affiliates and like-minded groups the Middle East and North Africa poses a serious threat to U.S. interests and allies, the State Department said Wednesday in reporting a more than 40 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide between 2012 and 2013.

The department also singled out Iran as a major state sponsor of terrorism that continues to defy demands it prove its atomic ambitions are peaceful even as Washington pursues negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.

In its annual global terrorism report, the department said that losses in al-Qaida’s core leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan “accelerated” the network’s decentralization in 2013. That has resulted in more autonomous and more aggressive affiliates, notably in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, northwest Africa, and Somalia, it said.

The terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2013, with an increasing number of groups around the world — including both AQ affiliates and other terrorist organizations — posing a threat to the United States, our allies, and our interests,” according to the strategic assessment of the “Country Reports on Terrorism.”

The report identified a 43 percent increase in the number of terrorist attacks in 2013 from 2012, according to statistics provided by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

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It counted 9,707 terrorist attacks around the world in 2013, resulting in more than 17,800 deaths and more than 32,500 injuries. Most of those occurred in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Syria, Thailand and Yemen. In 2012, the figures were 6,771 terrorist attacks, with more than 11,000 deaths and more than 21,600 injuries. Most of those where in the same 10 countries as in 2013.

Despite the spike in the number of attacks, the report pointed out that nearly half of them caused no fatalities and 53 percent caused no injuries.

The most lethal attacks in 2013 were conducted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, al-Qaida in Iraq, al-Qaida in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, according to the report.

“While the international community has severely degraded AQ’s core leadership, the terrorist threat has evolved,” it said. “Leadership losses in Pakistan, coupled with weak governance and instability in the Middle East and Northwest Africa, have accelerated the decentralization of the movement and led to the affiliates in the AQ network becoming more operationally autonomous from core AQ and increasingly focused on local and regional objectives.”

Those groups have subsequently taken advantage of conditions on the ground “to broaden and deepen their operations,” it said, noting deadly attacks against religious pilgrims in Iraq, hospital staff and patients in Yemen by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and a popular shopping mall in Kenya last year by the Somali-based al-Shabab organization.

In addition to spurring more and deadlier activity, al-Qaida’s decentralization has led to its affiliates increasing their financial independence from the core by staging a growing number of kidnappings for ransom and other crimes, like extortion and credit card fraud, the report said. It said the Yemeni affiliate and al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, which is active in North Africa, have become “particularly effective” at such activities.

And, it said, 2013 saw groups like these boost their presence on social media platforms, although with mixed results, as various online voices often led to “confusion and contradictions” in their messaging. Nevertheless, it said, the wider audience reached through new media compounds the extremist threat.

The report also pointed out a “worrisome trend” in that a significant amount of terrorism in 2013 was sectarian in nature, especially in Syria, Lebanon, and Pakistan.

It noted that thousands of al-Qaida inspired extremists flooded into Syria to join that country’s civil war, ostensibly to protect Sunni Muslims from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s Alawite-dominated government. Despite divisions among themselves and with al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, these groups, including al-Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant remain a serious threat, the report said.

At the same time, Iran and the radical Lebanon-based Hezbollah movement stepped up the provision of critical support to Assad, “dramatically bolstering” his capabilities and exacerbating the conflict, it said.

On Iran, which has been designated a “state sponsor of terrorism” by the United States since 1984, the report said Tehran last year persisted in supporting Palestinian terrorist groups, boosted its presence in Africa and tried to smuggle weapons to separatists in Yemen and Bahrain.

Tehran used the al-Quds Force of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as its “primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad” with the intent of destabilizing the Middle East and fomenting anti-Israel attacks and sentiment, it said.

While it continued to sponsor terrorism, Iran also remained a concern for the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the report said.

Despite ongoing negotiations with world powers to address concerns about its nuclear program, Iran remains in violation of international demands to come clean about its intentions and prove it is not trying to develop atomic weapons, it said.

Along with Iran, the 2013 report identified Cuba, Syria and Sudan as “state sponsors of terrorism,” designations that remain unchanged from last year.

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This is why we have the incest taboo: 4-generations incest family discovered in Australia

Of late, along with pedophilia, there’s a concerted effort to normalize incest. Some examples:

  • In September 2012, Hollyweird director Nick Cassavetes (of the movie, The Notebook) said he doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with incest, comparing it to being gay, and that we should all just “love who [sic] you want.”
  • In Winter of 2012, the Kirkland House dormitory at the elite Harvard University, Obama’s alma mater, held a debaucherous hookup dance called “Incest-Fest.”
  • In March 2013, Yale University hosted a “sensitivity training” workshop on incest and bestiality.
  • In April 2013, Columbia University professor David Epstein, who’s a Palin basher and Obama donor, pled guilty to incest with his daughter but argued that if same-sex marriage is okay, then incest shouldn’t be illegal either. Columbia U. is Obama’s alma mater.

In both pedophilia and incest, Iran is one step ahead of the United States. In September 2013, Iran’s parliament passed a bill that allows a man to marry his adopted daughter who can be as young as 13 years old. No wonder the Left just loves loves loves Islam!

Here’s a grotesque reminder of why, for as long as human beings first became civilized, every culture has had the Incest Taboo.

Primitive: One of the filth-ridden shacks where a family cult lived in squalor in a remote valley near Sydney. Children with terrible birth defects were found living there after four generations of in-breedingOne of the filth-ridden shacks where an incestuous cult lived in squalor in a remote valley near Sydney. 

Richard Shears reports for the Daily Mail, Dec. 10, 2013, that authorities discovered a multi-generational incestuous “cult” of 40 adults and children in a remote valley near Sydney, Australia.

Brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts had sex with one another over four generations, raising children in squalid conditions who themselves grew up to become intimate and have more inbred children.

The children were found unwashed, living in filth in sheds and broken down caravans, incapable of intelligible speech and afflicted with physical deformities as a result of their inbred births. Some have oddly-formed features from being born to parents who are themselves related.

One boy has a walking impairment and severe psoriasis; another has hearing and sight problems; yet another boy’s eyes are misaligned. A nine-year-old girl, who could not hear or write and had fragmented and stunted speech, is unable to bathe or dry herself and does not know how to use a toilet or what toilet paper is.

Sickening details of generations of child abuse were published by Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, drawing on a judgement from the New South Wales Children’s Court which, in a rare move, agreed to make its findings public in order to inform the country of the worst case of incest it had ever heard.

The name of the hidden valley has been kept secret and the family given the pseudonym Colt in order to protect the identity of the minors. But details of the debased lives of adults and children have been released.

Across four generations of intimate relations, the family moved around the country, from South Australia to Victoria in Western Australia, and then back across the continent to the fertile valley south of Sydney.

Horrifying: The 40-strong 'cult' was found in the picturesque countryside of New South Wales (file photo)The incestuous family’ was found in the picturesque countryside of New South Wales, near Sydney

The debauched lives of the current generation of adults might never have been found if residents of a nearby town 20 miles away had not reported that there were children living in the hills who had not been attending school. A local resident said people used to make jokes that if anyone came from that valley “you’d be inbred” and that on occasions two women with “about ten children” would emerge from a car that had interstate plates, buy something in the shops and leave. The children “were never clean looking.”

Police and child care workers were stunned when they arrived at the cult camp. They found 40 adults and children living in two broken-down caravans, two sheds and tents, where there was no electricity, running water or sewage. Dirt caked the surfaces of stoves and cooking facilities, rotten vegetables lay in a refrigerator and a kangaroo was sleeping on one of the children’s beds. Chainsaws, bags of rubbish and exposed electrical wires lay about. There were no toilets, showers or baths.

The “family cult” dates back to a pair of great-great grandparents who were a brother and sister. Down through the generations, the family continued to regenerate itself, the children having sex with one another as soon as they were old enough. Only one — a five-year-old girl, the youngest — has parents who aren’t related to each other.

The result, the court documents revealed, is that some of the children seem developmentally delayed, cognitively impaired or physically handicapped — the shocking result of sex between brothers and sisters, uncles and nieces and fathers and daughters.

The “incest cult” was comprised of five family groups:

  • Sisters Rhonda, 47; Martha, 33; and Betty Colt, 46, who slept every night with her brother, Charlie. There were also two of Betty’s daughters who each had children who proved to be from unions of related parents.
  • Betty’s son Bobby, 15, who had severe psoriasis and needed urgent dental work, could not talk in a way that could be understood. He wet and soiled his bed and his learning ability was at kindergarten level.
  • Martha’s sons Albert, 15, and Jed, 14, also had speech problems, no personal hygiene and teeth that were in need of urgent dental work.
  • Betty’s son Billy, 14, was underweight, had hearing and sight problems, spoke unintelligibly, and could barely read or count.
  • 14-year-old Kimberly Colt was underweight and could not clean her teeth, use toilet paper or comb her hair. She had problems with hearing, speech, sight, could not read or write and did not know how to use toilet paper or comb her hair. When approached by one of the officers, Kimberly threatened to cut off the officer’s fingers.
  • Betty’s son Brian, 12, had extensively decayed teeth, misaligned eyes, and could not read, write, or count.

On July 18, 2012, police and social workers removed 12 children from the valley. After careful questioning, more harrowing tales emerged:

  • Kimberly told of sexual contact with her uncle, Dwayne, who was 9 years old, while her aunt, Carmen, 8, watched.
  • Sisters Ruth, 7, and Nadia, 9,  had sexual touching with their brothers Albert, 15; Jed, 14; and Karl, 12.
  • Three brothers, aged 14 and under, tied their sister, 8, and niece, 13, naked to a tree.

The court documents revealed that clinicians and geneticists who took mouth swabs from the children deduced five of them had parents who were themselves “closely related” to one another while another five had parents who were “related.”

Since the discovery, some of the children have since been placed with foster families, while others are being treated for sexualized behavior and psychological trauma.

~Eowyn

No War against Syria!!!

AntiChristNobel Peace Prize winner Barack Hussein Obama is hell bent on getting America into yet another war — in Syria.

I woke up this morning to the alphabet TV networks trumpeting the news that President Lucifer will begin an intensive propaganda campaign, via media interviews and talks with skeptical members of Congress, to mobilize support for his war. He will address the nation tomorrow, one day before a vote in the Senate to authorize use of force against Syria’s regime.

Fellowship of the Minds is against this war for the following reasons:

1. Obama’s ostensible reason for the war — as a “humanitarian intervention” to punish the Assad government of Syria for launching a chemical attack on August 21, 2013, on its own people — is not believable because:

2. A U.S. military attack, in the name of “humanitarianism,” itself is anti-humanitarian because it will inflict untold pain and suffering on the Syrian people. (See “Letter from Trappist nuns in Syria: Fear and helplessness at impending U.S. attack”)

3. A U.S. military attack on the Syrian government will only help the jihadist rebels terrorists, who are many times worse than the Assad regime and who themselves have undertaken chemical attacks in the past and, most likely, on August 21.  If Obama means to punish users of chemical weapons, then let’s take out BOTH the Assad regime AND the jihadist rebels terrorists. Moreover, a Syria under the control of the al-Qaeda rebels terrorists will be a country where Christians are hounded and ruthlessly executed. (See “President Lucifer’s Jihad)

4. Any U.S. “military intervention” is an act of war, as acknowledged by none other than Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. (See “U.S. war against Syria: No clear goals, no good guys, will cost tens of millions“) Irrespective of what Obama calls it, a U.S. act of war will be recognized as such by others and will have repercussions, intended and unintended, as well as provoke retaliations. Already, countries such as Iran and Russia have said they will not simply stand by and do nothing:

In other words, what begins as U.S. “no-boots-on-the-ground” missile attacks may conflagrate into, without exaggeration, World War III.

5. Our soldiers are already overstressed and overburdened,suffering from unprecedented high rates of suicide and PTSD. At some point, even a strong elastic band eventually snaps.

6. The American people don’t want another war. (See “Not in our names, Mr. Antichrist… ahem, Mr. President”)

7. America is broke. The federal government is already in debt to the (official) tune of $17 TRILLION. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has admitted that the price tag for even “limited strikes” on Syria would likely be in the “tens of millions” of U.S. dollars. That’s tens of millions of dollars that we don’t have, which means the U.S. Treasury will just borrow more by issuing more Treasury bonds and notes. China and Japan now hold as much as 25% of U.S. Treasuries. What if China and Russia were to dump their U.S. Treasuries? In fact, China and Japan have been aggressively dumping (selling) bonds since June. (See “Who Is Going To Buy Our Debt If This War Causes China, Russia And The Rest Of The World To Turn On Us?“)

8. U.S. gas prices will shoot up to stratospheric levels. In other words, this won’t be just a remote war fought in the air over some country that most Americans can’t even place on a map. Every American will immediately feel it at the gas pump. 

Join us in saying “No” to Obama’s war! – go here!

1. Support our soldiers who are risking court martial by posting pics of themselves in uniform, declaring their opposition. (See “U.S. soldiers in open rebellion against Obama’s war in Syria”)

Send your pics to FOTM and I’ll post them in our special “FOTM says ‘No!’ to Obama’s War” gallery:

FOTM’s email address: fellowshipminds@gmail.com

2. Call/write your Congressperson and senators! To find out how to contact your representatives, click here.

3. Join an anti-war protest/demonstration! On Saturday, thousands around the world protested against the proposed Obama airstrikes on Syria. At least 150 protesters picketed the sidewalk in front of the White House and marched to Capitol Hill, chanting anti-war slogans and carrying signs that said a war on Syria would be “Built on a Lie.”

4. Pray! (See “Prayer for Peace in Syria” )

~Eowyn

Obama regime purges 5th senior military officer: Cmdr of CENTCOM James Mattis

Last December, in my post, “Obama purges U.S. Command, Part 1,” I wrote:

Within two months after the Benghazi attack, four senior U.S. military officers were purged:

  • Gen. Carter Ham, on October 18.
  • Adm. Charles Gaouette, on October 27.
  • Gen. David Petraeus, on November 9.
  • Gen. John Allen, on November 13.

Ostensibly, Petraeus’ “retirement” and Allen’s suspended promotion are due to both men’s moral conduct. But surely we are not so naive as to think that Petraeus and Allen are the only U.S. military officers who’ve ever committed adultery or written flirtatious email. As for Ham’s “retirement” and Gaouette’s “temporary re-assignment” (reassignment to what?), there is not even a whisper that either man’s morals or personal conduct is at issue.

So what should we make of all this? Is it all just coincidence or something more sinister?

Ann Barnhardt, in her blog of Nov. 13, 2012, didn’t hesitate to call the purges, Obama’s “night of the long knives” — a reference to the last step in Hitler’s quest for total, dictatorial power. On June 30, 1934, the Fuhrer purged the German military of any factions that were in any way autonomous and not 100% loyal to him.

Now add to the above list of four, Marine Corps General James Mattis (above), who has served in the U.S. military for 40 years and is widely revered by rank-and-file Marines for his blunt talk and leadership.

Three weeks after the purge of Gen. Allen came news that four-star Gen. Mattis was told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned, in March 2013, that is, this month. On Dec. 6, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that Mattis would be replaced by Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the vice chief of staff for the Army, subject of course to Senate confirmation.

Gen. James Mattis, 62, is only the head of the most important command of the entire U.S. military — that of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM).

Before replacing David Petraeus on August 11, 2010, as Commander of CENTCOM, Mattis previously had commanded United States Joint Forces Command from November 9, 2007 to August 2010; served concurrently as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Transformation from November 9, 2007 to September 8, 2009; and commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force, United States Marine Forces Central Command, and 1st Marine Division during the Iraq War.

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The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) is a theater-level Unified Combatant Command of the U.S. Department of Defense, established in 1983. Its area of responsibility includes countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, most notably Afghanistan and Iraq. CENTCOM has been the main American presence in many military operations, including the Persian Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), and the Iraq War. Forces from CENTCOM currently are deployed primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan in combat roles and have bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Pakistan, and central Asia in support roles.

Writing for Foreign Policy on Jan. 18, 2013, self-described “fan of President Obama” Thomas E. Ricks claims that the “word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command” because he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way” on the Obama regime’s policy toward Iran.

Reportedly, “tough-minded realist “Mattis “pushed the civilians … hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran” with questions such as: What do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf?

But Mattis’ questions and plea for prudence were “not welcomed” by the White House.

Obama-fan Thomas Ricks points out that, in dismissing Gen. Mattis, “The message the Obama Administration is sending, intentionally or not, is that it doesn’t like tough, smart, skeptical generals who speak candidly to their civilian superiors. In fact, that is exactly what it (and every administration) should want. Had we had more back in 2003, we might not have made the colossal mistake of invading Iraq. [...] But I am at the point where I don’t trust his national security team. They strike me as politicized, defensive and narrow. These are people who will not recognize it when they screw up, and will treat as enemies anyone who tells them they are doing that. And that is how things like Vietnam get repeated.”

Ricks also warns that the Obama regime “now have dissed the two Marine generals who are culture heroes in today’s Corps: Mattis and Anthony Zinni. The Marines have long memories.”

Today’s Drudge Report is replete with ominous headlines about Iran:

WAR DRUMS: KERRY WARNS IRAN ON BRINK...
'Challenging moment with great risks'...

Obama 'not bluffing' over military threat...
Netanyahu: 'Red line'...
TOP GENERAL: Nuclear Iran will trigger arms race in Middle East...
Kissinger: Nuke crisis close...
Clock Runs...

Changing the leadership of CENTCOM just as the confrontation with Iran heats up is not just bad timing, but rash and imprudent.

See also “Obama purges US military command (Part 2),” Dec. 4, 2012.

~Eowyn

Today’s Geography Lesson

The Geography of a Woman

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Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa . Half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally Beautiful!

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Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe. Well developed and open to trade, especially for someone of real value.

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Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain, very hot, relaxed and convinced of her own beauty. 

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Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Great Britain, with a glorious and all conquering past.

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Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Italy, a bottle of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada, self-preserving, but open to meeting new people.

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After 70, she becomes Tibet .

Wildly beautiful, with a mysterious past and the wisdom of the ages.

An adventurous spirit and a thirst for spiritual knowledge. 

THE GEOGRAPHY OF A MAN 

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Between 1 and 80, a man is like Iran ,
ruled by a pair of nuts.

THE END

~Steve~       H/T  Wild Bill Alaska.