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Could Iranian general Qassem Soleimani fake his death if someone gave him a hand?

Before discussing Soleimani there are a couple things to keep in mind that are brought up in these 2  clippings from stories that were published in 2008 and 1990.

In March 2008  the following story was published by Fox News.

The Headline was “Severed Fingers of Kidnapped Westerners Sent to U.S. Officials”

“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.

In January, 1990 AP  News ran the following story.

Police: Boy Killed for Ransom from Drug-Dealing Brother

“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

Second image click here

 

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,

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Just some Random unknown guy.

 

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.sol2

Here is a closer view.

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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.
Talking points

MOHAMMAD MOSADDEGH(PM)

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.

Final thoughts

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

 

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Sunday Devotional: The Importance of the Baptism of Our Lord

Matthew 3:13-17

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan
to be baptized by him.
John tried to prevent him, saying,
“I need to be baptized by you,
and yet you are coming to me?”
Jesus said to him in reply,
“Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us
to fulfill all righteousness.”
Then he allowed him.
After Jesus was baptized,
he came up from the water and behold,
the heavens were opened for him,
and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove
and coming upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, saying,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

The account of Jesus’ baptism is significant for at least two reasons:

(1) The Baptism of our Lord by St. John the Baptist is one of several instances in the Old and New Testaments  — see also Genesis 1:26, John 5:7, and Matthew 28 — when the nature of the Triune Godhead is revealed as the vexing mystery of three Persons in one God.

Our greatest theologians had sought in vain to plumb the mystery of the Triune Godhead — of three Persons in one God.

St. Thomas Aquinas concluded in Summa Theologica:

We cannot come to the knowledge of the Trinity by reason alone, that is, by the natural and unaided efforts of the human mind. By our natural reason, we can know that God exists; that he is the First Cause of all; that he is one, infinite, simple, immutable, etc. But that the one God subsists in three really distinct Persons is a truth that can be known only by supernatural means. That is a truth beyond the reach of human reason to know, to prove, or to disprove. We know this truth by divine revelation, and accept it by supernatural faith; we take it upon the authority of God himself.… By aid of the light of glory the soul in heaven sees God himself clearly and truly.

And so we accept our human limitation and believe, putting our trust in the words of St. Paul that we shall understand fully when we see God face to face:

1 Corinthians 13:11-12

When I was a child, I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child;
when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
For now we see in a mirror dimly,
but then face to face.
Now I know in part;
then I shall understand fully,
even as I have been fully understood.

(2) Matthew 3’s account also speaks to the importance that Jesus holds for Baptism. Though a sacrament meant for sinful humanity, the sinless Son of God chose to be baptized before He began His public ministry.

These are the words on Baptism of His apostle St. Paul:

“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” -Romans 6:3-4

But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” -1 Corinthians 6:11

“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” -Galatians 3:27

Baptism purifies and sanctifies (makes holy) the person, making him/her a dwelling of the Holy Spirit. That means that without Baptism, a person is without the Holy Spirit and rendered defenseless against the Evil One.

I don’t know what other Christian denominations believe about baptism, but in the Catholic Church — notwithstanding its many flaws, including the terrible sins committed by its clergy — the sacrament of Baptism is an act of exorcism:

Since Baptism signifies liberation from sin and from its instigator the devil, one or more exorcisms are pronounced over the candidate. The celebrant then anoints him with the oil of catechumens, or lays his hands on him, and he explicitly renounces Satan. (#1237 of Catechism of the Catholic Church)

In this manner, through the exorcizing sacrament of Baptism, “all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been reborn nothing remains that would impede their entry into the Kingdom of God, neither Adam’s sin, nor personal sin, nor the consequences of sin, the gravest of which is separation from God.”

Moreover, through Baptism we receive the gift of grace from the Holy Trinity — to believe in God, to love Him, and to grow in goodness. “Thus the whole organism of the Christian’s supernatural life has its roots in Baptism.”

So if you are a Christian, don’t make the mistake of postponing the baptism of your child(ren) like a friend of mine (see “Without Baptism, we are abandoned to the wolves“). Baptism — clothing your child “with Christ” — is the most important thing you can and will ever do for your child.

May the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

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Victory! CNN settles defamation lawsuit with Covington student Nick Sandmann

On January 18, 2019, a deceptively-edited video posted to social media ignited a media-driven public lynching of a group of teenage boys from the all-male Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky.

That day, the boys, wearing red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats and sweatshirts, participated in the March for Life in Washington, DC. The video shows the boys surrounding, laughing and jeering at an elderly Native American man singing and playing a drum, who is identified as Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran.

Wiping away tears, Phillips said: “When I was there singing, I heard them [Covington boys] saying ‘Build that wall, build that wall’. This is indigenous lands. We’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did.” (WDBJ7.com)

The Covington boys were roundly denounced by media outlets and their hometown mayor. The Covington Catholic School, Diocese and Archdiocese issued abject apologies and condemnation of the students.

It turns out the full video of the incident shows an entirely different version of what happened.

Instead of the Covington boys harassing Phillips, it was Phillips and a group of fellow Native American activists who approached the boys who were doing school cheers. (The March for Life coincided with an Indigenous People’s Rally.)

As you can see in the video below, posted to YouTube on January 18, the day of the incident, Phillips tests several of the boys, then targets one of them (0:58 mark). Chanting, Phillips gets in the boy’s face with a metal drumstick and drum. Another Native American man tells one of the students, “White people go back to Europe. This is not your land.”

It got worse.

One of the Covington students told the Gateway Pundit that they were waiting for their school bus and doing school cheers when four Black Israelites got belligerent with them: “We were standing there when a group of four African Americans started calling us ‘crackers’ and ‘school shooters’” and told one of the Covington students, who is black, that “we will harvest his organs” when he gets older.

Although the full video of the incident was posted to Facebook on January 18, the truth didn’t stop the media lynching. Nor did the truth stop Jack Morrissey, a Hollywood producer of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and two Twilight Saga movies that romanticize blood-sucking soul-less vampires, from calling for the murder of the Covington boys in a tweet on January 19, 2019, saying the boys should be put “screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper.”

Unlike too many conservatives and Christians who don’t fight back against the media’s bullying and defamation, the parents of one of the Covington boys, Nick Sandmann, decided to do something.

In March 2019, Sandmann’s attorney L. Lin Wood filed defamation lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post for $250 million each, followed by a lawsuit in May against NBC Universal for $275 million.

Now, CNN has settled the lawsuit with Sandmann, which effectively is an admission of guilt from CNN.

Mike Brest reports for the Washington Examiner, Jan. 7, 2020, that the amount of CNN’s settlement remains unknown, but a CNN representative confirmed the suit’s resolution to the Washington Examiner.

The suit against CNN, which was filed last March, addressed four television broadcasts and nine articles specifically, claiming that they contain statements toward or about Sandmann that are defamatory. It sought $75 million for harm to Sandmann’s reputation and $200 million in punitive damages.

The suit read: “The CNN accusations are totally and unequivocally false and CNN would have known them to be untrue had it undertaken any reasonable efforts to verify their accuracy before publication of its false and defamatory accusations.”

Sandmann’s attorney, Lin Wood, told Fox News’s Mark Levin last year that CNN “was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than the Washington Post. And CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes,” adding that the network “couldn’t resist the idea that here’s a guy with a young boy, that Make America Great Again cap on. So they go after him.”

I heard on Rush Limbaugh today that NBC and Washington Post will also settle their lawsuits.

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Shocking: Jim Fetzer turns against Trump in favor of Bernie Sanders because of Soleimani assassination

On January 3, at the direction of President Trump, missiles shot from American drones assassinated 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.

The air attack that killed Soleimani and four members of Iraqi militias followed attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad on December 31, 2019, by supporters of an Iran-backed Iraqi militia.

The U.S. Defense Department said Soleimani had approved the attacks on the American embassy and was planning further attacks on American diplomats and military personnel. Trump justified the assassination on the grounds that Soleimani posed an “imminent threat” to American lives. But the assassination was not approved by Congress, nor did it have the consent of the Iraqi government, leading to controversy regarding the legality of killing an Iranian military leader over Iraqi airspace.

It is not just Democrats and Hollyweirdos who are in an uproar over President Trump’s greenlighting of the drone assassination. Shockingly, Jim Fetzer has joined the anti-Trumpers, convinced that the Soleimani assassination signifies Trump’s caving in to Israel.

Note: James Fetzer is a professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and the author and editor of countless volumes on conspiracies and false flags, including the banned-by-Amazon.com Nobody Died at Sandy Hook: It Was a FEMA Drill to Promote Gun Control, which is available free in PDF format.

On January 4, 2020, Fetzer wrote these comments on his blog:

After having tolerated his previous pro-Israel moves–the Embassy to Jerusalem, Golan Heights to Israel, defunding the UN Palestinian-refugee effort and the expanded definition of “anti-Semitism”–this for me is the last straw. I can no longer support this Netanyahu-stooge for President of the United States. I am going to have to find a more suitable candidate, which will be tough sledding. But I am fed up with the Trump disaster.

On January 5, 2020, Fetzer wrote these comments on his blog:

I am distraught. He [Trump] appears to have gone stark raving mad.

Actually, I believe he has virtually destroyed his prospects for reelection at a single blow. He was supposed to get us out of these wars in the Middle East, not start new ones. And now the Democrats have a bona fide reason to impeach him, which even I would support. I can no longer stand with this gullible sap who should have known better. He allowed himself to be played by [Israeli Prime Minister] Bibi [Netanyahu]. I would rather have a real American president than an Israeli stooge. I can no longer endorse him. Bernie [Sanders], ironically, may be our best bet, especially were he to run with Tulsi, where their foreign policies are virtually indistinguishable and she strengthens him in ways no other running mate could. A stunning 2020 reversal.

Latest reports are that Trump’s poll numbers are UP. I am dismayed but the American people are extremely ignorant of history, even relatively recent history. This is more than embarrassing. I can no longer support him.

In other words, Fetzer no longer supports Trump because he believes Trump is an Israeli stooge. Instead, Fetzer declares his endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the presidency — a socialist Jew who volunteered in an Israeli kibbutz for several months when he was 22, supports gun control, and who will collapse the U.S. economy with his multitrillion-dollars Medicare-for-all and the climate-change Green New Deal.

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The Epiphany: The Magi and the Christmas Star

Matthew 2:1-2, 9-12

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea,
in the days of King Herod,
behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
“Where is the newborn king of the Jews?
We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage.”

And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country by another way.

The Oxford Dictionaries defines “ephiphany” (with a small “e”) as “a moment of sudden revelation or insight” and “a manifestation of a divine or supernatural being”. The word “Epiphany” (with a capital “E”) refers to “the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi”.

Today is the great feast of the Epiphany, which celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the Magi — an event that had been foretold in Isaiah 60:1-6 some 800 years before the birth of Christ.

Isaiah 60:1-6

Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you….
Nations shall walk by your light,
and kings by your shining radiance.
Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you….
Then…the wealth of nations shall be brought to you.
Caravans of camels shall fill you,
dromedaries from Midian and Ephah;
all from Sheba shall come
bearing gold and frankincense,
and proclaiming the praises of the Lord.

The Magi were wise men — non-Hebrew pagans from the East. Bearing gifts fit for a king — those of gold, frankincense, and myrrh — their coming to Jerusalem to pay homage to “the king of the Jews” shows that they seek in the messianic light of the Christmas star, the one who will be king of all nations.

It is noteworthy that the first creatures to see the newborn Jesus were his human parents, Mary and Joseph; angels on high; humble farm animals; lowly shepherds; and Gentiles — the Magi.

The Epiphany, therefore, signifies the manifestation of Jesus as Son of God and Savior of the world — not just the Old Testament‘s oft-prophesied messiah of the Jews. God is not a tribal deity, exclusive to only the so-called “chosen people”. Jesus the Christ came for Jews and Gentiles. He came for all of us, no matter our race, gender, language, country, or creed.

As St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians 3:6:

[T]he Gentiles are coheirs,
members of the same body,
and copartners in the promise
in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Noteworthy also is the fact that the Magi, as the first Gentiles to find Jesus, were also the first Gentiles to receive His salvific grace. As recounted in Matthew 2:12:

And having been warned in a dream
not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country
by another way.

By the way, astronomers, using software programs reproducing the night sky exactly as it was thousands of years ago, have determined there really was a Christmas Star or Star of Bethlehem. David Reneke, news editor of Australia’s Sky and Space Magazine, said: “We found out something startling. It looks like the ‘Christmas star’ really did exist.”

It’s generally accepted by most researchers that Christ was born between 3 BC and 1 AD. On 12 August, 3 BC, Jupiter and Venus appeared very close together just before sunrise, appearing as bright morning stars. It would have been visible in the eastern dawn sky of the Middle East from about 3:45 to 5:20 a.m.

But it didn’t stop there. The crowning touch came ten months later, on 17 June 2 BC, Venus and Jupiter joined up again in the constellation Leo. This time the two planets were so close that, without the use of our modern optical aids, they would have looked like one single, brilliant star.

Venus is known as the planet of love; Jupiter as the planet of kings; and Leo denotes royalty and power.

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May the joy of the Epiphany and the peace and love of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, be with you!

~Eowyn

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Pope Francis angrily slaps hand of woman who said ‘Help me!’

But this imposter of a pope actually has the conceit that he’s “on the waiting list” for sainthood.

Louis Caslano reports for Fox News that last night, Dec. 31, 2019, “A visibly annoyed Pope Francis slapped away a woman’s hand and pulled himself away from her while greeting a crowd in St. Peter’s Square Tuesday night.”

The exchange was captured on video in @CatholicSat’s tweet, with this comment:

This evening after visiting the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis loses his cool after being grabbed by a pilgrim who wouldn’t let go of his hand. The Pope repeated slapped her hand and told her to let go of him.

Here’s the video.

At the 00:06 mark in the video, as the pope, with a visibly angry, annoyed look on his face, turns away from the woman after slapping her hand, I can clearly hear the woman say:

“Help me!”

What would Jesus have done?

Update (Jan. 4, 2020):

Pope Francis issued an apology, but then this tweet shows him slapping another woman’s hand, which means he has a history of being rude to and abusing well-wishers who reach out to him. (H/t Lola)

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Let the peace of Christ control your hearts

Colossians 3:12-17

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, in word or in deed,
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him. 

Below are 6 ways we can have the “peace of Christ” in our hearts (h/t Christian Post; In Touch Ministries; WikiHow):

(1) Examine your conscience. If you are troubled by something or someone, examine your conscience and ask yourself: “Did I do the right thing? What were my motives? Was I fair?”. And if you answered the questions honestly and determined that your action was righteous, then let the matter go and be at peace. But if you were not righteous, then change your behavior and make it right.

(2) Ask for God’s forgiveness. Peace with God is the foundation for peace in every other area of our lives. Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) and it’s only through a relationship with Him that we will ever experience true contentment. When we sin, we break that relationship. The way back is by repenting and asking God for forgiveness, after which let go of your guilt.

(3) Don’t compare yourself to others. Comparing and competing with other people is one of the fastest ways to lose your peace and joy. Accept who you are, without being jealous of someone else’s skills or achievements.

(4) Accept other people the way they are. As the joke goes: “How many psychiatrist does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: One, but only if the light bulb really, really wants to change.” Stop trying to change other people. The only person we can change is our own self.

(5) Be kind. Studies found that being kind and generous actually make us happier, less likely to be depressed, decrease the stress hormone cortisol, promote mental health, increase our peace of mind, and even extend how long we live (New Republic; HuffPo). Here are some ways to be kind and generous:

  • Volunteer at your church, a senior center, an animal shelter, a soup kitchen or another community service organization.
  • Donate to a charity or worthy cause.
  • Help a friend or family member in need by listening to them and  lessen their problem with your labor or money.
  • Let go of a grievance or grudge. No one is perfect; neither are we.

(6) Be grateful. Studies found that being thankful is not only good for our physical health, it is also good for our mental health. Gratitude decreases toxic emotions like envy, resentment, frustration, and depression, and increases happiness. (See “”)

(7) Trust Him. God gave each of us a mind and the ability to reason and plan, which we are expected to use to good purpose. After we have done our utmost to be prudent and responsible, stop fretting and let it go. Put your trust in God — in His timing and purpose. As Proverbs 16:9 says: “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.”

And may the peace of love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

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Christmas: The light of the human race

John 1:1-5, 9-14

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came to be through him,
and without him nothing came to be.
What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not overcome it.
A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light,
so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light,
but came to testify to the light.
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.
He was in the world,
and the world came to be through him,
but the world did not know him.
He came to what was his own,
but his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believe in his name,
who were born not by natural generation
nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision
but of God.
And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father’s only Son,
full of grace and truth.
John testified to him and cried out, saying,
“This was he of whom I said,
‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.'”
From his fullness we have all received,
grace in place of grace,
because while the law was given through Moses,
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God.
The only Son, God, who is at the Father’s side,
has revealed him.

The Parable of the Farmer and the Geese

There once was a farmer who, though a decent man, was an unbeliever because he could not understand why God would become man, only to be crucified to death, abandoned by his friends.

The farmer loved all animals, but especially loved birds.

One morning, news came of the imminent arrival of a terrible snow storm. Anxious to protect his flock of geese from the coming blizzard, the farmer put his heavy coat on and went out to get the geese into the shelter and safety of the barn.

He first tried coaxing the geese, gently shooing them into the barn. But the geese, being geese, refused to be coaxed.

He then tried luring the geese into the barn. He got a bag of grain and left a trail of seed from the outside into the barn. The geese ate the seed but stubbornly refused to enter the barn.

Meanwhile, the wind began to howl, and heavy snow began to fall . . . .

Now desperate, the farmer thought he would try scaring the geese. So he took a hammer and banged on a metal pan, so that the loud noise would frighten the geese into the barn. But the geese again refused to budge.

So the farmer gave up and retreated into his house.

In the warmth of his living room, he stood helplessly at the window, watching the blizzard descend on the geese. He knew they would surely die in the freezing storm.

In despair, a thought came to the farmer: “If only I could become a goose, then maybe the geese might listen to me and follow me into the barn . . . .”

At that, the farmer finally understood.

Falling on his knees, sobbing and choking with tears, he said: “Forgive me, Lord. I know now why You became man….”

Today we celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Light of the world.

Rejoice!

May the joy of CHRISTmas be with you this glorious morning,

~Eowyn

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Christmas is God’s answer to Solstice

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. – Isaiah 9:2

Let the Son shine into your heart

Solstice is the darkest part of the year in the northern hemisphere. The days become troublingly short, with night falling before afternoon is over. For those with “seasonal affective disorder” it can be a time of dangerous heavy depression.

The Church chose the period near Solstice to replace the pagan bacchanal celebrations with holy gatherings to honor the Nativity of Jesus Christ

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
– John 1:1-5

PEACE

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