Never underestimate the human disposition to be stupid and evil.
Remember this Iranian man licking the Islamic shrine in Qom, Iran — a country that is a hotbed of the Wuhan virus, claiming he wanted to catch, and spread, COVID-19?
Here in the United States, people are encouraged by a new social media fad called the “coronavirus challenge” to lick toilet seats and other public surfaces in order to spread the virus.
As examples, on March 14, 2020, Ava Louise, a 21-year-old white woman who fancies herself a social media “influencer,” posted a video of herself licking the toilet seat on a plane, with the the caption “Please RT this so people can know how to properly be sanitary on the airplane.”
The man was later identified as 26-year-old Cody Pfister of Warrenton, Missiouri, who was arrested on terror charges. Court documents say Pfister “knowingly caused a false belief or fear that a condition involving danger to life existed” and accuse him of acting with “reckless disregard of the risk causing the evacuation, quarantine or closure of any portion”. (Metro)
On April 2, another video was posted to Twitter showing another young black male sipping from three different bottles of juice, then returning them to the supermarket shelf.
Bolstering that claim is the curious fact that the Wuhan virus is unlike other corona flu viruses in significant ways, including the Wuhan having its most deadly effects on the elderly instead of the young.
Some say that the Wuhan virus might have been bioengineered by China to damage President Trump and the United States. As an example, Kelleigh Nelson wrote in a March 2, 2020 article for News With Views:
Trump’s trade demands and tariffs literally brought Red China’s economy to its knees. Perhaps the Covid-19 virus was turned loose to bring the rest of the world’s economies to the same level. Since Trump took office, America’s economy has been booming, but both Red China and America’s socialist democrats would love to see us suffer a recession. This raging virus has already destroyed $3.8 trillion in stock market value. The Chinese have set a trap for Trump as Cliff Kincaid reported and it’s ugly.
All of which reminded me of a post I’d written for another, long since inactive blog nearly 5 years ago in May 2015, citing a military-aviation website Deagel.com‘s forecast that in 2025, the United States would be economically ruined and massively depopulated. Five years ago, that contention seemed preposterous and inconceivable. In light of the Wuhan virus’ continuing devastation of the U.S. and global economy, Deagel.com‘s forecast deserves a revisit.
Below is my May 2015 post in its entirety, followed by Deagel.com‘s updated revised forecast.
Deagel.com, a military equipment and civil aviation guide website, is causing a buzz on the Internet for its original dire forecast that in a mere 10 years, by the year 2025, the United States would be unrecognizable, a shadow of its former self. Specifically, the U.S.‘s:
Population will be reduced by 254 million (or 78%), plummeting from today’s 318,890,000 to 64,879,100.
GDP will be reduced by $16.54 trillion, plummeting from today’s $17.42 trillion to $881.804 billion.
Power purchase parity (PPP) will be reduced by $45,739, plummeting from today’s $54,800 to $9,061.
What is Deagel.com? Wikipedia does not have an entry on Deagel.com. This is what the precious metals website Silver Doctors says about Deagel.com:
Deagel.com is a military equipment and civil aviation guide website. I have spent time trying to figure out who is behind iit and whether or not it is legitimate – and what the purpose of it is. Certainly it seems legitimate as a catalog of military equipment, the corporations which manufacture the equipment and the Government organizations involved with anything related to the military.
Its forecasts employ mainly data from two sources:
Institutions such as the CIA, IMF, UN, and USG (U.S. government).
“Shadow sources such as Internet gurus, unsigned reports and others.”
Governments lie. Like the economic lies that communist regimes told their people and the world, present-day governments of seemingly-affluent countries like the United States also generate fake statistics about their economies.
The implosion of the U.S. will be triggered by a financial and economic collapse.
That, in turn, will result in a massive loss of population from deaths and out-migration.
There have been many questions about the countries forecast specially the one focusing on the United States of America (USA). They won’t be answered one by one but below you can find some explanation, thoughts and reflections. We are going to keep this as short as possible. The majority of the economic and demographic data used in the making of the forecasts is widely available by institutions such as the CIA, IMF, UN, USG, etc. You can see the most relevant data at every single country’s page. There is a tiny part of data coming from a variety of shadow sources such as Internet gurus, unsigned reports and others. But all these sources are from the internet and are of public domain for at least a minority. For example, several years ago Dagong, the Chinese ratings agency, published a report analyzing the physical economy of the States comparing it with those of China, Germany and Japan. The conclusion was that the US GDP was something between $5 to $10 trillion instead of $15 trillion as officially reported by the USG. We assume that the official data, especially economic, released by governments is fake, cooked or distorted in some degree. Historically it is well known that the former Soviet Union was making up fake statistics years before its collapse. Western as well as other countries are making up their numbers today to conceal their real state of affairs. We are sure that many people out there can find government statistics in their own countries that by their own personal experience are hard to believe or are so optimistic that may belong to a different country. Despite the numeric data “quantity” there is a “quality” model which has not a direct translation into numeric data. The 2014 strain of Ebola has a death rate of 50-60% but try to imagine what would happen if there is a pandemic of Ebola with hundreds of thousands or millions infected with the virus. So far the few cases of Ebola-infected people have “enjoyed” intensive healthcare with anti-viral and breathing assistance but above all with abundant human support by Physicians and nurses. In a pandemic scenario that kind of healthcare won’t be available for the overwhelming number of infected leading to a dramatic increase of the death rate due to the lack of proper healthcare. The “quality” factor is that the death rate could increase to 80-90% in a pandemic scenario from the stated 50-60% rate. The figure itself is not important what is relevant is the fact that the scenario can evolve beyond the initial conditions from a 50% death toll to more than 90%. By the way, no pandemic or nuclear war is included in the forecast. The key element to understand the process that the USA will enter in the upcoming decade is migration. In the past, specially in the 20th century, the key factor that allowed the USA to rise to its colossus status was immigration with the benefits of a demographic expansion supporting the credit expansion and the brain drain from the rest of the world benefiting the States. The collapse of the Western financial system will wipe out the standard of living of its population while ending ponzi schemes such as the stock exchange and the pension funds. The population will be hit so badly by a full array of bubbles and ponzi schemes that the migration engine will start to work in reverse accelerating itself due to ripple effects thus leading to the demise of the States. This unseen situation for the States will develop itself in a cascade pattern with unprecedented and devastating effects for the economy. Jobs offshoring will surely end with many American Corporations relocating overseas thus becoming foreign Corporations!!!! We see a significant part of the American population migrating to Latin America and Asia while migration to Europe – suffering a similar illness – won’t be relevant. Nevertheless the death toll will be horrible. Take into account that the Soviet Union’s population was poorer than the Americans nowadays or even then. The ex-Soviets suffered during the following struggle in the 1990s with a significant death toll and the loss of national pride. Might we say “Twice the pride, double the fall”? Nope. The American standard of living is one of the highest, far more than double of the Soviets while having added a services economy that will be gone along with the financial system. When pensioners see their retirement disappear in front of their eyes and there are no servicing jobs you can imagine what is going to happen next. At least younger people can migrate. Never in human history were so many elders among the population. In past centuries people were lucky to get to their 30s or 40s. The American downfall is set to be far worse than the Soviet Union’s one. A confluence of crisis with a devastating result. The Demographic crisis in the former Soviet Union countries has extended for over two decades, if we accept that it ended early in this decade (2010s). The demographic crisis will hit the World in the near future and is projected to last between three and eight decades more or less depending on technological breakthrough and environmental issues. The aftermath is more likely a frozen picture with the population numbers staying the same for a very, very long period of time. The countries forecast population numbers do reflect birth/deaths but also migratory movements. Many countries are going to increase their gross population due to immigration while their native population may shrink. Over the past two thousand years we have witnessed the Western civilization built around the Mediterranean Sea shifting to Northern Europe and then by the mid 20th century shifting to an Atlantic axis to finally get centered into the States in the past 30 years. The next move will see the civilization being centered in Asia with Russia and China on top. Historically a change in the economic paradigm has resulted in a death toll that is rarely highlighted by mainstream historians. When the transition from rural areas to large cities happened in Europe many people unable to accept the new paradigm killed themselves. They killed themselves by a psychological factor. This is not mainstream but it is true. A new crisis joins old, well known patterns with new ones. Sorry to disappoint many of you with our forecast. It is getting worse and worse every year since the beginning of the pre-crisis in 2007. It is already said that this website is non-profit, built on spare time and we provide our information and services AS IS without further explanations and/or guarantees. We are not linked to any government in any way, shape or form. We are not a death or satanic cult or arms dealers as some BS is floating around the internet on this topic. Take into account that the forecast is nothing more than a model whether flawed or correct. It is not God’s word or a magic device that allows to foresee the future. Sunday, October 26th, 2014
The United States isn’t the only country for which Deagel.com has a dire forecast. Here are some other countries that will experience drastic population losses:
United Kingdom: From 63,740,000 to 22,570,600
Germany: From 80,990,000 to 48,123,620.
Italy: 61,680,000 to 45,526,880.
France: 66,260,000 to 43,548,080.
Ireland: 4,830,000 to 1,506,920.
Greece: 10,770,000 to 3,295,240
Netherlands: 16,880,000 to 10,483,760
Spain: 47,740,000 to 25,745,560
Poland: 38,350,000 to 35,329,520
Israel: 7,820,000 to 2,856,300
Russia: 142,470,000 to 136,979,080
Canada: 34,830,000 to 24,594,680
Japan: 127,100,000 to 46,640,420.
Taiwan: 23,360,000 to 15,431,900
Australia: 22,510,000 to 8,882,220
New Zealand: 4,400,000 to 3,398,200
Countries that will increase in population include:
China: 1,350,000,000 to 1,360,720,000
India: 1,240,000,000 to 1,357,200,000
Indonesia: 253,610,000 to 269,846,400
Pakistan: 196,170,000 to 222,018,120
Brazil: 202,660,000 to 217,859,380
Argentina: 43,020,000 to 44,104,700
Colombia: 46,240,000 to 49,759,520
Iran: 80,840,000 to 83,357,560
To see Deagel.com‘s 2025 forecasts for all 182 countries, go here.
Silver Doctors writes: “I leave it up to the reader to decide whether or not this is a legitimate forecast from a legitimate organization. […] But, having said that, I have 100% conviction that the U.S. is heading toward a devastating financial and economic collapse that will trigger massive social upheaval and civil unrest. What just happened in Baltimore is small taste of what that will look like.”
Here are my critique and analysis:
Deagel.com‘s flawed data: The website itself admits that governments, including the U.S. government, lie about their economic statistics. And yet Deagle.com says “most” of its data come from public information sources that include USG and other governments.
Deagel.com‘s faux numerical precision: Despite its flawed data, the website manages to make forecasts 10 years into the future with numerical precision of specific population numbers and GDPs in exact dollar amounts.
There does not appear to be a discernible logic for the order of countries in Deagel.com‘s list of 182 countries in 2025.The countries are arranged neither alphabetically, nor geographically (by region or continent), nor by their fortunes (decline or improvement), nor by the severity of their projected decline.
If one assumes that the economic collapse of the U.S. dollar and of the U.S. economy would be the trigger event, that could explain why other western countries (Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) and Japan would also decline. But why would China, whose economy is so dependent on the U.S. market for its exports, be exempt from the predicted precipitous decline, but instead is predicted to have a population increase of 10.72 million and only a slight $466 decrease in its PPP (from $12,900 to $12,566? That makes no sense.
Making even less sense is that present-day 4th-world countries like Burkina Faso in Africa is projected to increase its population from 18,360,000 to 18,402,380, and its PPP from $1,700 to $1,841.
(A) Countries forecasted in 2015 to experience drastic population losses in five years by 2025 (Note that countries whose population loss is now forecasted to be more than in 2015 are colored red; countries who are now forecasted to have less population loss are colored green):
United States of America: from 326,620,000 to 99,553,100 — a loss in population of 227,066,900 or 69.52%.
United Kingdom: from 65,650,000 to 14,517,860.
Germany: from 80,590,000 to 28,134,920.
Italy: 62,140,000 to 43,760,260.
France: 67,100,000 to 39,114,580.
Ireland: 5,010,000 to 1,318,740.
Greece: 10,770,000 to 8,055,900
Netherlands: 17,080,000 to 16,809,740
Spain: 48,960,000 to 27,763,280
Poland: 38,480,000 to 33,239,780
Israel: 8,300,000 to 3,982,480
Russia: 142,260,000 to 141,830,780
Canada: 35,620,000 to 26,315,760
Japan: 127,100,000 to 46,640,420.
Taiwan: 23,510,000 to 18,538,200
Australia: 22,230,000 to 15,196,600
New Zealand: 4,510,000 to 3,290,300
(B) Countries forecasted in 2015 to increase in population by 2025 (Note that countries that are now forecasted to decrease in population, albeit by a little, are colored red):
China: 1,380,000,000 to 1,358,440,000 — a loss in population of 21,560,000 or 1.56%.
India: 1,280,000,000 to 1,341,720,000
Indonesia: 260,580,000 to 267,136,480
Pakistan: 204,920,000 to 218,871,280
Brazil: 207,350,000 to 210,314,920
Argentina: 44,290,000 to 41,008,200 — a loss in population of 3,281,800 or 7.41%.
Colombia: 47,700,000 to 49,240,520
Iran: 82,020,000 to 81,976,680 — a loss in population of 43,320 or 0.05%.
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The BBC has reported that communities across the USA are releasing hundreds of felons from federal, state, county and city lockups due to the Chinese Covid-19 virus pandemic. In addition, judges are said to be working out plea bargaining deals for low-level offenders who have yet to be convicted of their alleged crimes. These alleged criminals will be released without serving time.
The newly released felons include drug dealers, thieves, muggers and so forth. It takes no stretch of the imagination to know these criminals will be able to take up where they left off—prowling the streets, mugging passersby, selling drugs, boosting cars, and invade the homes. One has to wonder just how much social distancing this bunch of losers are going to observe, model citizens that they are (sarc).
From the BBC 3/19/2020:
New York City is releasing “vulnerable” prisoners, the mayor said on Wednesday, days after Los Angeles and Cleveland freed hundreds of inmates.
Prison reform advocates say those in jail are at higher risk of catching and passing on Covid-19.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that city officials will this week identify individuals for release, including people who were arrested for minor crimes and those most vulnerable to infection due to underlying health problems.
His announcement came hours after a guard and a prisoner tested positive for coronavirus at Rikers Island prison, where disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, 68, is a high-profile inmate. (Do you wonder if they also checked Weinstein’s cell mate for STD?) Weinstein will be moved to a different state prison, an official said on Wednesday.
Other New York prisons, such as Sing Sing, have had inmates test positive for corona virus and one employee for the state’s corrections department has died from it.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reduced its inmate population by 600 in the last two weeks, officials said on Tuesday.
“Our population within our jails is a vulnerable population just by who they are, where they are located, so we’re protecting that population from potential exposure,” Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters earlier this week.
The LA County jail system is the largest prison system in the world (and rightly so) with an average population of around 22,000 prisoners.
Mr. Villaneuva disclosed that arrests in the county are also down, from an average of 300 per weekend to only 60 in mid-March.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where the city of Cleveland is located, has also released hundreds of prisoners due to corona virus concerns.
Judges held emergency hearings through the weekend to work out plea deals and other agreements to allow prisoners to be released early or without serving time.
Several states from New York to California are now banning in-person visitors. A ban on visits led to a deadly prison riot in Italy last week.
Federal agencies will postpone most arrests and deportations during the corona virus crisis.
Prison-reform campaigners (aka bleeding heart liberals) say prisoners face unique risks, due to a lack of hygiene in overcrowded cells and hallways.
Handcuffed people cannot cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze, sinks often lack soap and hand sanitizer is considered contraband due to its alcohol content.
Iran has already released 85,000 people, including political prisoners, in an effort to combat the pandemic. (And yet, the faithful still literally lick the iron bars around their holy shrines one after another.)
The US locks up more of its citizens per capita than any other country, with an estimated 2.3 million people behind bars in federal, state and local prisons.
Some high profile convicts have argued for early release over corona virus fears.
They include President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, 53, financial fraudster Bernie Madoff, 81, and Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela, a notorious Colombian drug lord.
In the Iranian city of Qom, a Muslim cleric named Ayatollah Tabrizian denounced Western medicine and suggested alternative methods to combat the Wuhan virus-induced COVID-19 respiratory disease.
Along with combing your hair thoroughly, consuming copious amounts of brown sugar, burning wild rue, and inhaling snuff, Ayatollah Tabrizian suggested the novel technique of smearing violet leaf oil on one’s anus. He posted this on the social messaging service Telegram (source: The New Arab):
“Before bedtime, drench some cotton in violet oil and apply onto your anus”
In India, a Hindu group hosted a cow-urine drinking party on Saturday to ward off the Wuhan virus in the belief that cow pee has magical medicinal properties because Hindus consider cows to be sacred. (Daily Mail)
Meanwhile, in the United States, last Thursday afternoon (March 12) in a jam-packed Sam’s Club of panicked shoppers in metro Atlanta, Georgia, a fight broke out when a man in a motorized shopping cart bumped into the cart pushed by a man and woman.
Motorized-man and cart-man grabbed wine bottles and began hitting each other, which ended in one man being wheeled out of the store on a stretcher. (AJC)
I suggest you lower your volume before clicking on the video below.
On Saturday, March 14, in Oregon, the Newport Police Department asked the public not to call 9-1-1 because they ran out of toilet paper. Below is the Newport PD’s post on Facebook:
It’s hard to believe that we even have to post this. Do not call 9-1-1 just because you ran out of toilet paper. You will survive without our assistance.
In fact, history offers many other options for you in your time of need if you cannot find a roll of your favorite soft, ultra plush two-ply citrus scented tissue. Seamen used old rope and anchor lines soaked in salt water. Ancient Romans used a sea sponge on a stick, also soaked in salt water. We are a coastal town. We have an abundance of salt water available. Sea shells were also used. Mayans used corn cobs. Colonial Americans also used the core of the cob. Farmers not only used corn cobs, but used pages from the Farmers Almanac. Many Americans took advantage of the numerous pages torn from free catalogs such as Sears and Roebuck. The Sears Christmas catalog, four times thicker than the normal catalog, could get a family of three wiped clean from December through Valentine’s Day; or Saint Patrick’s Day if they were frugal. Then, of course, there are always alternatives to toilet paper. Grocery receipts, newspaper, cloth rags, lace, cotton balls, and that empty toilet paper roll sitting on the holder right now. Plus, there are a variety of leaves you can safely use. Mother Earth News magazine will even tell you how to make your own wipes using fifteen different leaves. When all else fails, you have magazine pages. Start saving those catalogs you get in the mail that you usually toss into the recycle bin.
Be resourceful. Be patient. There is a TP shortage. This too shall pass. Just don’t call 9-1-1. We cannot bring you toilet paper.
Meanwhile, back in Iran, the epicenter of the pandemic in the Middle East, yesterday the government reported 113 new Wuhan coronavirus deaths, the country’s biggest single-day jump in fatalities since the outbreak began, bringing the death toll to 724, and confirmed COVID-19 cases to nearly 14,000. There are reasons to suspect the actual number of infections in Iran is much higher.
But as countries across Europe, the latest being Germany, close their borders to contain the Wuhan virus, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran ruled out a general quarantine and said the government was working to keep open the country’s borders. (Fox News)
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Hard to believe this imbecile actually was mayor of New York City. Can you imagine Michael Bloomberg in the White House?
Thankfully, after spending nearly $1 billion of his $60 billion fortune and winning only one Democratic caucus — in American Samoa — Bloomberg announced this morning he’s dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, giving his endorsement to pedo Joe Biden.
(2) Iranian man:
In the city of Qom, an Islamia religious center that is the epicenter of COVID-19 (the respiratory disease caused by the latest version of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2) in Iran, a man licks the shrine so as to catch the coronavirus. Insane.
According to the Iranian government, COVID-19 has killed 92 people amid 2,922 confirmed cases, the highest death toll in the world outside of China. But experts question whether Iran may be under reporting the number of cases it has. (ABC News)
The virus has even sickened top leaders inside Iran’s civilian government and Shiite theocracy, including Iran’s vice president, deputy health ministers, and 10% of its parliament. (National Review)
Meanwhile, President Trump donated his last quarter’s paycheck to combating coronavirus.
Hey, Steyer, you do know that despite the Left and the media’s hyperventilating about how the Trump administration’s killing of Iranian terrorist general Qassem Soleimani would lead to a U.S. war against Iran and nothing less than the World War III, none of that happened?
And do you know that yesterday, the United States signed a historic peace deal with Afghanistan, that could see all American troops withdrawn from that hell hole by May 2021, and so end America’s longest war?
So much for Trump being “mentally stable” who had taken the U.S. “to the brink of nuclear war”. 🙄
Now, after spending yet more tens of $millions, Steyer is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
Mary Kay Linge reports for the New York Post that in the wake of a crushing loss in South Carolina’s primary Saturday, Tom Steyer is quitting, having racked up just over 11% of the vote with 66% of precincts reporting — thereby missing the 15 percent cutoff to claim any statewide delegates — despite the $23.6 million he poured into advertising in South Carolina alone.
Neither did Steyer win any delegates in three earlier Demonrat primaries — in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.
Steyer said he would throw his support to whichever Demonrat wins the nomination because “every Democrat is better than Trump.”
Steyer also sanctimoniously promised to continue pushing for government programs to address climate change, never mind the fact that he made his $1.6 billion fortune fromFarallon Capital, a hedge-fund firm that invested heavily in carbon-spewing coal-mining companies.
Last January, President Trump ordered the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, described by an ex-CIA operative as “the single most powerful operative [terrorist] in the Middle East today,” on the grounds that Soleimani posed an “imminent” threat to America’s national security.
Reacting to the Soleimani assassination, some in the blogosphere are convinced that Trump had caved in to Israel’s wishes, and that a U.S. invasion of Iran was next, which could ignite nothing less than a third world war.
According to World Socialist Web Site, however, although Sanders presents himself as an opponent of war, responding to a survey from the New York Times, his campaign said as president, Bernie Sanders would be prepared to launch a “preemptive strike” against Iran and North Korea. Below are excerpts from the World Socialist Web Sitearticle:
Bernie Sanders has won the popular vote in both the New Hampshire and Iowa presidential primary contests in considerable part by presenting himself as an opponent of war. Following the criminal assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani last month, Sanders was the most vocal of the Democratic presidential aspirants in criticizing Trump’s action. His poll numbers have risen in tandem with his stepped-up anti-war rhetoric.
He has repeatedly stressed his vote against the 2003 invasion of Iraq, reminding voters in the Iowa presidential debate last month, “I not only voted against that war, I helped lead the effort against that war.”
However, when speaking to the foremost newspaper of the American ruling class, the New York Times, the Sanders campaign adopts a very different tone than that employed by the candidate when addressing the public in campaign stump speeches or TV interviews.
The answers provided by Sanders’ campaign to a foreign policy survey of the Democratic presidential candidates published this month by the Times provide a very different picture of the attitude of the self-styled “democratic socialist” to American imperialism and war. In the course of the survey, the Sanders campaign is at pains to reassure the military/intelligence establishment and the financial elite of the senator’s loyalty to US imperialism and his readiness to deploy its military machine.
Perhaps most significant and chilling is the response to the third question in the Times’ survey.
Question: Would you consider military force to pre-empt an Iranian or North Korean nuclear or missile test?
A Sanders White House, according to his campaign, would be open to launching a military strike against Iran or nuclear-armed North Korea to prevent (not respond to) not even a threatened missile or nuclear strike against the United States, but a mere weapons test. This is a breathtakingly reckless position no less incendiary than those advanced by the Trump administration….
Moreover…the so-called progressive, anti-war candidate fully subscribes to the doctrine of “preemptive war” declared to be official US policy in 2002 by the administration of George W. Bush. An illegal assertion of aggressive war as an instrument of foreign policy, this doctrine violates the principles laid down at the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi officials after World War II, the United Nations charter and other international laws and conventions on war. Sanders’ embrace of the doctrine, following in the footsteps of the Obama administration, shows that his opposition to the Iraq war was purely a question of tactics, not a principled opposition to imperialist war.
The above question is preceded by another that evokes a response fully in line with the war policies of the Obama administration, the first two-term administration in US history to preside over uninterrupted war.
Question: Would you consider military force for a humanitarian intervention?
Among the criminal wars carried out by the United States in the name of defending “human rights” are the war in Bosnia and the bombing of Serbia in the 1990s, the 2011 air war against Libya that ended with the lynching of deposed ruler Muammar Gaddafi, and the civil war in Syria that was fomented by Washington and conducted by its Al Qaeda-linked proxy militias.
The fraudulent humanitarian pretexts for US aggression were no more legitimate than the lie of “weapons of mass destruction” used in the neo-colonial invasion of Iraq. The result of these war crimes has been the destruction of entire societies, the death of millions and dislocation of tens of millions more, along with the transformation of the Middle East into a cauldron of great power intervention and intrigue that threatens to erupt into a new world war.
Sanders fully subscribes to this doctrine of “humanitarian war” that has been particularly associated with Democratic administrations.
In response to a question from the Times on the assassination of Suleimani, the Sanders campaign calls Trump’s action illegal, but refuses to take a principled stand against targeted assassinations in general and associates itself with the attacks on Suleimani as a terrorist….
Sanders thus supports the continued presence of tens of thousands of US troops on the Korean peninsula, just as he supports the deployment of US forces more generally to assert the global interests of the American ruling class.
On Israel, Sanders calls for a continuation of the current level of US military and civilian aid and opposes the immediate return of the US embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv….
Sanders…attacking Trump from…for failing to aggressively prosecute the conflict with Russia and China….
In a recent interview Ro Khanna, a Democratic congressman and national co-chair of the Sanders campaign, assured Atlantic writer Uri Friedman that Sanders would continue provocative “freedom of the seas” navigation operations in the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea, while committing a Sanders administration to “maintain some [troop] presence” on the multitude of bases dotting “allied” countries from Japan to Germany.
Millions of workers, students and young people…attracted to Sanders because they have come to despise and oppose the vast social inequality, brutality and militarism of American society…will soon learn through bitter experience that Sanders’s opposition to the “billionaire class” is no more real than his supposed opposition to war.His foreign policy is imperialist through and through, in line with the aggressive and militaristic policy of the Democratic Party and the Obama administration….
Sanders is no more an apostle of peace than he is a representative of the working class….
On January 3, at the direction of President Trump, missiles shot from American drones killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq.
Soleimani was a major general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and commander of its Quds Force, a division primarily responsible for military and clandestine operations outside of Iran. He was described by an ex-CIA operative as “the single most powerful operative in the Middle East today” and the principal military strategist and tactician in Iran’s effort to combat Western influence and promote the expansion of Shiite and Iranian influence throughout the Middle East.
Trump justified the assassination on the grounds that Soleimani was a terrorist who posed an “imminent threat” to American lives. The U.S. Defense Department said Soleimani had approved the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on December 31, 2019, and was planning further attacks on American diplomats and military personnel.
The January 3 drone attacks incinerated the two vehicles carrying Soleimani and his companions. We are told that what remained of Soleimani was his hand wearing a ring with a large, oval, red stone like the one seen in countless photos of Soleimani.
Add to the intrigue and mystery is the discovery by eagle-eyed netizens like Mimi B that American celebrities (Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks) and political elites (Hillary Clinton, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, John Podesta), as well as the current president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, have also been seen wearing rings with a large oval red stone similar to Soleimani’s. (Note: Arnold Schwarzenegger should not be included in the composite pic below — the ring he was wearing has a blue stone.)
Go here for close-ups of the red rings on Oprah, et al.
What does the red ring signify? Membership in some secret organization?
More intrigue still.
According to the jewelry website La Blingz, Soleimani’s ring is a Free Masons ring — the Sterling Silver Masonic Masonic Red Onyx Statement Ring, now marked down from $150 to $69.99.
Tweeter Mike Bravo points out Soleimani’s associates also sport the red Masonic ring.
Notice how in the picture above, Soleimani was wearing THREE similar-looking rings with red oval stones? Below is a close-up of his two hands:
Since he owned and sometimes wore several big red-stone rings at the same time, the ring on the severed hand said to be Soleimani’s may be one of them. Does this mean the hand did belong to Soleimani and he is dead after all?
“MIAMI – A senior U.S. official confirmed to FOX News that the severed fingers of five Western hostages were delivered to U.S. government officials in Iraq, giving the men’s relatives hope that they are still alive.
The Austrian weekly magazine News first reported the delivery of the five fingers in Wednesday’s edition, citing unidentified authorities working on the case.
One of the kidnap victims in Iraq was a University of Florida student. The hostages have been missing for more than a year and U.S. authorities in Baghdad recently were sent their severed fingers.
Four of the men had been working as contractors when they were captured in a brazen ambush of their 43-truck supply convoy on Nov. 16, 2006.The men were working for Crescent Security Group, a Kuwait-based private security company.
They were kidnapped by men in Iraqi police uniforms who ambushed the convoy they were escorting near the southern city of Safwan.Patrick Reuben, a Minneapolis police officer whose twin brother, Paul Reuben, is among the missing, said late Wednesday the FBI told his family that “the fingers were confirmed to be those of the hostages.”
DNA samples had been identified 4 of the hostages. “John Young of Kansas City, who was seized with them. None of the fingers belonged to him”.
The story also informs us that the Western hostages appeared in two hostage videos released in December 2006 and January 2007 where demands were made for the United States to withdraw troops from Iraq and to free all Iraqi priosners.
“NEW YORK (AP) _ A kidnapped 12-year-old boy whose finger was cut off to persuade his drug- dealing brother to pay ransom was found dead in a pile of plastic bags just days after the brother was killed, police said Monday.”
In this case the family was able to identify the body without the need for DNA testing.
Hostages severed fingers or other body parts delivered with the kidnappers demands is not a new concept. The problem is that it doesn’t really prove the hostage is the person they say it is. The only way to know for sure it’s the person is through DNA testing. This is common knowledge. It’s the same procedure when it comes to identifying remains of mangled bodies in car accidents, fire victims or a foot found in the woods without a body attached to it. If the body is missing or destroyed beyond recognition the only way to get a positive identification is with a DNA test. In some cases the victim may have some form of identification on them but that is not a 100% guarantee.
“Okay, DNA, two stories from 1990 and 2008. What’s the point?”
These two stories are just 2 examples out of thousands of how body parts have been used to identify people. The severed fingers story is more relevant to what I am discussing today. There are 2 main points to keep in mind. DNA testing was required to identify the identity of the fingers owners. Second point just proof that people in Iraq completely understand how body parts can be used to prove identity when a complete body is not present. (Shiite Muslim militias alegedly were the kidnappers of the 4 men)
It’s not inconceivable that people in the Middle East could fake a persons death and leave a body part behind to to identify the body. Perhaps a hand with a ring on one it’s fingers.
“People have faked their own deaths”
TOM CAREW, author of “Jihad!” Carew was really Philip Sessarego. Served in the regular British army, not the SAS. Sessarego had faked his death in a car bombing in Croatia and reinvented himself as the dashing Carew in 1993.
DAVID FRIEDLAND, New Jersey state senator. Faked his death in a scuba-diving accident in the Bahamas.
JOHN STONEHOUSE, British Labour lawmaker. Faked his own death by leaving his clothes in a bundle on a Miami beach in 1974. (20 years after his death it was revealed that Stonehouse had been a Czech spy throughout the 1960s)
KEN KESEYK, published novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Parked on a cliff-side road in California. In his truck was suicide note. He wrote “Ocean, Ocean, I’ll beat you in the end” . A friend smuggled him into Mexico in the trunk of his car.
These are just a few examples of people that have faked their own deaths. Three of these examples were facing jail time. Each felt they had to escape in order to keep their freedom or to stay alive.
In 2011 Igor Vorotinov’s dead body was found. He turned up alive a couple of years later. He used someone elses body to fake his own death.
Could Iranian general Qassem Soleimani fake his death if someone gave him a hand?
There is no doubt in my mind that the the drone nailed the vehicles that it targeted. In case you missed it, below is a video of the airstrike and the aftermath.
As you can see in the video both vehicles are destroyed. Obviously, everyone in those vehicles were killed. So the question is “who were in the vehicles?”
There are mixed stories as to how many people were in the vehicles. My focus is on just one of the people that we are told was riding in one of the vehicles and is now dead. That would be Qassem Soleimani.
We are told the missle strike killed him. I found these 2 photos on Twitter along with the following message,
“Bad Death With One Hundred Virtues Do you, your father, be a martyr of anything? This fate awaits the rest of the IRGC commanders and those around them “
*second image is a link because the image is pretty gruesome
The tweet didn’t say if the body in the second image was Qassem Soleimani. To the best of my knowledge, the hand with the ring is all that’s left of him.
This is the part that where I see some problems. Besides being told Soleimani was in one of the cars, all we have is a hand with a Ring. They have confirmed they belonged to Soleimani simply because he wore a ring with a red stone.
For all we know that hand and ring could belong to this guy, He has a hand. He has a red ring,
I went ahead and found some images of Soleimani while he was wearing his rings. I tried to match them with the ring on the severed hand My results were that none of the images I found matched the severed hand. I’ve provided two images of my comparisons. You will notice the the setting of the severed hand is different the the rest. I found additional images and had the same results.
Here is a closer view.
Sorry, but a severed hand with a ring with a red stone is not enough to convince me. It’s disappointing that so many people do not question this. DNA?
I’m sure Trump and Pompeo think the evil general is dead. That was their mission. The airstrike was a perfect hit. Looks like a perfect kill. I would bet there were US assets on the ground to verify the hit. But there are some questions that should be asked.
It’s this not a perfect time to take advantage of Trump’s huge ego?
I Did anyone pay attention to the plane that Soleimani flew in on?
Did anyone see who got off the plane when the two cars departed?
Did anyone check the passenger log/crew log?
Where was the planes next destination and were it’s passengers?
Why did Iran respond with such a weak attack?
The US killed their most loved general. Iran responded by killing how many Americans? Zero. I really find that hard to believe?
In a head to head war, the US would crush Iran and bring it to it’s knees in a few days at the most. Why is Iran being made out as some huge threat to the USA?
The U.S. has pursued Soleimani for decades The State Department revealed last year that his operations within Iraq since 2003 killed more than 600 American personnel. He has been sneaking around organizing terrorist groups or years. As untounhable as Soleimani thinks he is, he’s not stupid. He has to know he is a target. So why was his trip to Iraq not kept in secret?
We are told Soleimani went to Iraq to meet with politicians and military allies. Trump had planned 8 months ago to take out Soleimani. Around June or July of 2019 Iran claimed to have captured 17 CIA agents. Is it not possible that some of those captured agents talked?
Is it possible Soleimani learned about the hit on him and took precautions. Maybe the two cars were decoys and he stayed on the plane. Did he fool the world?
Soleimani has been reported dead on several occasions in the past. It didn’t get much attention. Why all the attention now?
Where is the DNA proof?
These are all important questions that require answers.
What it gets down to is either you trust the information presented to you from the MSM, our government, Iran, Iraq or any other government or you don’t trust it.
Will you accept a severed hand wearing a ring with a red stone as unconditional truth? Keep in mind that no match was found for the ring.
Remember that In April ,1979, the current regime had taken control of Iran.
In November, 1979, Iranian students seized US embassy personnel. Fifty-two hostages were held for 444 days until January 1981. This was done right after they learned that the Shah of Iran(ex-leader and king of Iran) went to the United States for cancer treatment. The current regime has no love for the USA.
No matter how you look at it, this is something that should be discussed and investigated.
Additional General information on Iran.
This does not include any current spy vs spy, CIA, etc operations that may or may not exist. I like to think this is the minimun amount of knowledege a person should before they can make any sort of accurate analysis on Iran. Some will say more, some will say less.
FACTUAL KEY HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON IRAN
This is just review of what I felt were the key events. Many events were left out. The data is still accurate. And the end result the same.
The Nazis were in Iran in WWII. Iran didn’t kick them out. During its occupation by the Nazi’s Iran was controlled by monarch Rezā Shāh. At the Tehran Conference of 1943, the Allies(USA, USSR,GB, France,Australia, etc) issued the Tehran Declaration. It gave Iran independence and boundaries when war ended.(USSR didn’t leave until 1946). Mohammad Reza Pahlavas had taken his fathers place as Shah(King of Iran). In 1949 He was able to get the Senate of Iran formed. In 1951 Reza(the Shah) appointed Mohammad Mosaddegh as Prime Minister(PM) after he was approved by the Parliament.
Mosaddegh took control of the British built/owned oil refineries which caused problems for Iran. A British boycott of Iran’s oil had been iniated and enforced. . During Mosaddeh time as PM part of his land reform act was that land owners give 20% of their land to its tenants. During his time as PM Iran he implemented his socialist ideologies and was destroying Iran’s economy.
In 1951, Realizing that the opposition would take the vast majority of the provincial seats, Mosaddegh stopped the voting when it reached 79 deputies. Just enough to form a parliamentary quorum. He suspended the elections using Foreign influence as the reason.
In 1952. Mosaddeh made some requests to parliament that would have given him more power in the government, while weakening the Shah’s position. After being denied the request, he resigned.
Mosaddegh loyalist, the National Front, Islamist, Tudeh. socialist parties along with various Nationalist started protest and causing problems. They called for the assassinations of the Shah and other royalists. Major strikes broke out in all of Iran’s major towns, with the Bazaar closing in Tehran. Over 250 demonstrators in Tehran, Ramadan, Ahvaz, Isfahan, and Kermanshah were killed or suffered serious injuries. After 5 days the military quit trying to maintain order.
The shah put Mosaddegh back as PM. Mosaddegh then managed to get full control of the military. He then continued to work against the Shah until he was removed.
As his dictatorial powers grew, his political supporters were turning on him, By 1953 Mosaddeh had lost a lot of support from members of parliment and others throughout the government, including one of his key political allies, House Speaker Ayatollah AbolGhasem Kashani.
Iranians distrust in Mosaddeh grew. Largley because of the failing economy. Britain had been boycotting Iran after he took control of British refineries so no money had been coming in from oil.
In April, 1953 in America funds were appoved to be used to pay for activities, operations that could assist in the removal of PM Mosaddegh. Britain wanted its refineries back. America was worried about his close ties to communism(so we are told). Mosaddeh had supporters that were socialist and communist supporters. Part of the CIA’s plan was to make it appear like Mosaddegh he was a communist.
In August 1953, the Shah formally dismissed the prime minister in a written decree, an act that had been made part of the constitution during the Constitution Assembly of 1949. Mossadegh escaped and then turned himself in. He ended up getting 3 years solitary confinement in a military prison in December, 1953. He died under house arrest in 1967. They buried him in his living room. He wasn’t allowed to have a funeral.
Martial law ended in 1957. Iran began modernization economic growth at an unprecedented rate. The US paid for a large part of Irans reconstruction.
In early June 1963 several days of massive rioting occurred in support of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini following the cleric’s arrest for a speech attacking the shah.
In the early 70s region’s strongest military power. Iran had problems with leftist guerrilla groups such as Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK)that attacked the regime along with foreign targets. We are told 1978 the first major demonstrations took place of the Islamic Revolution. The movement, itself, had started long before this date.
In January 1979 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi left the country after strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country.
In February 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Tehran.
On February 11, 1979 Iran’s military gave up again declared itself “neutral” after guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting.
In April 1979 officially became an Islamic Republic.
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini became Supreme Leader of Iran until his death in 1989.
Mohammad Mosaddegh was removed because he abused his power. The Shah could have ruled with an Iron Fist, but he chose the route where his country prospers. When the Shah had regained control of the country. Iran had did exactly that, prosper. Mosaddegh desire for power held Iran back. He reduced the size of the army, Iran’s army couldn’t even keep control of country. Two times we witnessed this. Ultimately, this is how the Shah lost control of the country. Too small of an army. ( Exactly what Obama was trying to do with the military in the USA. Reduce our army so it could be overpowered.)
Attempting to overthrow a king of a country is usually a penalty of death. Mosaddegh got very lucky.
MORE OBVIOUS TRUTH THAT GET SKIPPED
People keep referring to Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi as a dictator. That simply isn’t true. From 1501 until 1979 Iran had been a monarchy ruled by an emperor almost without interruption. When Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlav replaced his father initially there were hopes that post-occupation Iran could become a constitutional monarchy.
The Shah willingly gave up some of his power and kept a” hands-off role” in government. allowing parliament to hold a lot of power.
“Some elections were held in the first shaky years, although they remained mired in corruption. “Parliament became chronically unstable, and from the 1947 to 1951 period Iran saw the rise and fall of six different prime ministers. Pahlavi increased his political power by convening the Iran Constituent Assembly, 1949, which finally formed the Senate of Iran, a legislative upper house allowed for in the 1906 constitution.”
“His father, Rezā Shāh was all about moderization. He encouraged women not to wear their hijabs. He wanted his people to wear the same type of clothing the people in the west were wearing. He wanted his people to evolve. His mistake was not kicking out the Germans in WWII. They had him convinced that they were going to win the war. His son Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlav gave Iranians even more freedom.”
The Shah was the one that was overthrown by a dictator, Say yid Ruhollah Khomeini(9 years as Supreme Leader of Iran).
The Supreme leader is above the president in Iran. The current one is Say yid Ali Djamena. Almost 31 years as Supreme Leader.
The Supreme Leader is elected and overseen by the Assembly of Experts. Candidates for membership at the Assembly of Experts (including the President and the parliament are appointed by the Guardian Council, whose members in turn, are appointed by the Supreme Leader.
All directly-elected members of the Assembly of Experts still require the Supreme Leader’s approval even after the Guardian Council’s vetting process.
The supreme leader is considered always right.
The Supreme leader is never questioned.
The Supreme Leader is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and the provisional head of the three branches of the state the Judiciary, the Legislature, and the Executive
Elections in are currently for show in Iran.
The Supreme leader is a dictator.
People should be perfectly clear that from the years 501 to 1979 Iran had been controlled by a king or emperor. Much like Great Britain with an Islamic twist. The current form of government has only existed since 1979. They like to call it a theocracy and presidential democracy. The truth is the country is controlled by 1 man, the Ayatollah. He has final say and controll of everything. He cannot be questioned. How would you define him and his role?
The problem is not Iran in general. The problem is Islamic agression. Qassem Soleimani isn’t loved because of the country he is from. He’s not loved because he defends Iran. All Iranians don’t love him. He is only loved by Muslims. He is a soldier of Islam. He fights for Islam. That is why Muslims in other countries love him.
You will not find one christian in the Middle East that loves Soleimani. Not unless they are from America and are a liberal or democrat. Christian democrats and Christian liberals in America seem to love Soleimani. Actually, I’ll rephrase that. Satan worshipping democrats and Satan worshipping liberals love Soleimani. Iran’s army isn’t the army of Iran, to protect Iran. It’s the army of Islam, to protect Muslims.
Islam becomes the religion of peace only when every person on the planet is Muslim.
Always fact check and do your own research.
Respectfully, Deplorable Patriot
*CIA operation “Ajax” took place during the year of 1953