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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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Yazidi sex slave forced to eat her son after ISIS butchered him

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Pure evil.
From NY Post: A sex slave captured by ISIS was forced to eat her 1-year-old son with a side of rice, according to a gut-wrenching report.
The unnamed Yazidi woman — who was starved for three days in an Iraq basement — unwittingly ate the boy after barbaric guards cooked and served him to her, an Iraqi politician said in a TV interview Monday.
“One of the women whom we managed to retrieve from ISIS said that she was held in a cellar for three days without food or water,” Iraqi MP Vian Dakhill told the Egyptian TV channel Extra News.
“Afterwards, they brought her a plate of rice and meat. She ate the food because she was very hungry,” he said, according to a translation by the Middle East Media Research Institute. “When she was finished they said to her: ‘We cooked your 1-year-old son that we took from you, and this is what you just ate.”
The brutal jihadists believed the woman was a devil worshiper because she practices the Yazidi religion, according to the report.
ISIS has carried out horrific atrocities against members of the religious minority, slaughtering thousands of people and forcing women and children to become sex slaves.
In the gut-wrenching interview, Dakhill also claims a 10-year-old girl was raped in front of her father and five sisters, according to the UK Sun.
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Sunday Devotional: The lesson of Nineveh

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying:
“Set out for the great city of Nineveh,
and announce to it the message that I will tell you.”
So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,
according to the LORD’S bidding.
Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;
it took three days to go through it.
Jonah began his journey through the city,
and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing,
“Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed, “
when the people of Nineveh believed God;
they proclaimed a fast
and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.

When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;
he did not carry it out.

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Nineveh is an ancient Mesopotamian city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River. It was the capital of the short-lived Assyrian Empire (911 BC-609 BC) and the largest city in the world for some 50 years.
The Book of Jonah, set in the days of the Assyrian empire, describes it as an “exceedingly great city of three days journey in breadth” with a population of “more than 120,000,” but a wicked city worthy of destruction. God sent Jonah to preach to the Ninevites of their coming destruction, and they fasted and repented. As a result, God spared the city; when Jonah protests against this, God states He is showing mercy for the population who are ignorant of the difference between right and wrong (“who cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand”) and the animals in the city. Nineveh’s repentance and salvation from evil is also noted in the Gospel of Matthew (12:41) and the Gospel of Luke (11:32).
The book of the prophet Nahum is almost exclusively taken up with prophetic denunciations against this city, foretelling its eventual ruin and utter desolation (Nahum 1:14; 3:19; 2:6–11). Its end was strange, sudden, tragic. In 612 BC, after a bitter period of civil war in Assyria, Nineveh was sacked by a coalition of former subject peoples — the Babylonians, Medes, Persians, Chaldeans, Scythians and Cimmerians.
In fulfillment of prophecy, God made “an utter end of the place” — it became a “desolation.” Today, the ruins of Nineveh are across the river from the city of Mosul, in Iraq.
Nineveh in today's Iraq
See also “Archeologists find evidence of the obliteration of Sodom-Gomorrah”.
~Éowyn

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First Army officer from operations in Iraq, Afghanistan to receive Medal of Honor

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US Army: Former Army Capt. William D. Swenson will be presented the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony Oct. 15, making him the sixth living recipient of the nation’s highest military award for valor during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The Washington State native will receive the Medal of Honor for his conspicuous gallantry at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, Sept. 8, 2009, during combat operations against Taliban insurgents in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

“It’s a monumental event for me, for my family and for my teammates,” Swenson said after receiving word directly from Obama. “This day also means a lot to those I served with.”

During his second tour in Afghanistan, Swenson served as an embedded adviser with the Afghan Border Police Mentor Team in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. He was tasked with mentoring members of the Afghan National Security Forces.

On the morning of Sept. 8, 2009, Swenson and his team moved on foot into the rural community of Ganjgal for a meeting with village elders. It was then he and his team were ambushed by more than 50 well-armed, well-positioned insurgent fighters.

As the enemy unleashed a barrage of rocket-propelled grenades, mortar and machine gun fire, Swenson returned fire, coordinated and directed the response of his Afghan Border Police soldiers, and simultaneously tried to call in suppressive artillery fire and aviation support.

After the enemy effectively flanked Coalition Forces, Swenson repeatedly called for smoke to cover the withdrawal of the forward elements. Surrounded on three sides by enemy forces inflicting effective and accurate fire, Swenson coordinated air assets, indirect fire support and medical-evacuation helicopter support to allow for the evacuation of the wounded.

Swenson ignored enemy radio transmissions demanding surrender and maneuvered uncovered to render medical aid to a wounded Soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth W. Westbrook. Swenson stopped administering aid long enough to throw a grenade at approaching enemy forces, then assisted with moving Westbrook for air evacuation.

After using aviation support to mark locations of fallen and wounded comrades, it became clear that ground recovery was required due to the proximity of heavily-armed enemy positions to potential helicopter landing zones.

With complete disregard for his own safety, Swenson voluntarily led a team into the kill zone, exposing himself to enemy fire on three occasions to recover the wounded and search for missing team members.

Returning to the kill zone a fourth time in a Humvee, he exited the vehicle, evaded a hail of bullets and shells to recover three fallen Marines and a Navy corpsman, working alongside then-Marine Corps Cpl. Dakota Meyer, who on Sept. 15, 2011, received the Medal of Honor for his own actions in the battle.

After six hours of continuous fighting, Swenson rallied his teammates and effectively disrupted the enemy assault.

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Swenson was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant following graduation from Officer Candidate School on Sept. 6, 2002. His military training and education includes the infantry Maneuver Captains Career Course, Ranger Course, Infantry Officer Basic, Infantry Mountain Leader Advanced Marksmanship Course and Airborne School.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; the Purple Heart; the Army Commendation Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star; the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Ribbon; the Combat Infantryman Badge; the Ranger Tab; and the Parachutist Badge.

Hooah!

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Al Qaeda Drives Iraq Toward Chaos. Hmm Who would have Guessed.

U.S. withdrawal left door open to sectarian battle for power.

By Ashish Kumar Sen
The Washington Times

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Security inside Iraq is unraveling at an alarming pace, and al Qaeda terrorists there aren’t just pulling the thread; they’re setting it on fire.
More than 1,000 Iraqis were killed in bombings and shootings last month, making July the deadliest month since violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims peaked from 2006 to 2008, the United Nations says.
On Thursday, gunmen stormed a policeman’s home in Tikrit and killed him, his wife and their three children. When neighbors later approached the house, a nearby car bomb exploded and killed eight people — a noted al Qaeda tactic, though the terrorist group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.
In the past week alone, more than 85 Iraqis have been gunned down or blown up.
“We are certainly seeing a rise of al Qaeda in Iraq,” said Anthony Cordesman, a defense analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Jessica Lewis, a research director at the Institute for the Study of War, said in a recent report that al Qaeda in Iraq is “now setting the terms of battle in Iraq for the first time since 2006.”
Iraq’s slide toward chaos began in the aftermath of the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops, who had mostly secured the country after its eruption of sectarian violence

Al Qaeda in Iraq, predominantly Sunni extremists, has claimed responsibility for scores of deadly attacks in its long-running efforts to disrupt the Shiite-led government of Prime Ministe

Nouri al-Maliki. Its insurgency is part of a trend in which the global terrorist network’s affiliates have asserted themselves throughout the Arab world.

This week, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the American consulates in the Iraqi cities of Basra and Erbil were among more than two dozen U.S. diplomatic facilities in the Middle East, Asia and Africa that were closed because of concerns about an imminent terrorist attack. The facilities in Iraq reopened Monday.
“The growing Sunni rebellion in Iraq has fueled the resurgence [of al Qaeda in Iraq], as has the fact that the U.S. isn’t there providing intelligence, backstopping the Iraqi security forces or continuing to train and keep up their skill levels,” said Kenneth Katzman, an analyst of Middle Eastern affairs at the Congressional Research Service.
An Iraqi Embassy spokesman in Washington did not respond to a request for comment.
Read Rest HERE!!
Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/8/al-qaeda-drives-iraq-toward-chaos/#ixzz2bTK9FMJ8
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Pres. Lucy Once Said " "I Know, Too, That Islam Has Always Been A Part Of America's History."

I’m Thinking Not So Much.

Food for thought – Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital? 
MUSLIM HERITAGE IN America :
Have you ever been to a Muslim hospital, heard a Muslim orchestra, 
seen a Muslim band march in a parade, witnessed a Muslim charity 
shaken hands with a Muslim Girl Scout, seen a
Muslim Candy Striper,  

Best I Could Do LOL

Best I Could Do LOL


or seen a Muslim do anything that contributes positively to the American 
way of life ????
The answer is no, you did not. Just ask yourself WHY ?
Barack Obama, during his Cairo speech, said: 
“I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of
America ‘s history.”
Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates
They were Muslim.
And now we can add November 5, 2009 – the slaughter of American soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be counseling soldiers returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan and 2012 when these peaceful religious believers invaded our embassies – American soil, by the way – and killed our ambassador. 
That, Mr. Obama is the “Muslim heritage” in America.
EVERY AMERICAN MUST READ THIS !!
 
~Steve~                                             H/T   Igor

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Lets Go For A Twofer Chuckle.

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School Visit
After delivering a speech at an elementary school, the president lets the kids ask a few questions. One little boy, Joe raises his hand and asks, “How come you invaded Iraq without the support of the United Nations?”
Just as the president begins to answer, the recess bell rings and he says they’ll continue afterward. 25 minutes later the kids come back to class.
“Where were we?” says the president. “Oh, yes… do you kids have any questions?”

Another boy raises his hand and says, “I have three questions: First, why did you invade Iraq without support from the U.N.? Second, why did the recess bell go off 30 minutes early? And third, where is my buddy Joe?”

Trainee Blondes Detectives
A policeman was interrogating 3 blondes who were training to become detectives. To test their skills in recognizing a suspect, he shows the first blonde a picture for 5 seconds and then hides it. “This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?
The first blonde answers, “That’s easy, we’ll catch him fast because he only has one eye!” The policeman says, “Well…uh…that’s because the picture shows his side profile.”
Slightly flustered by this ridiculous response, he flashes the picture for 5 seconds at the second blonde and asks her, “This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?”
The second blonde giggles, flips her hair and says, “Ha! He’d be too easy to catch because he only has one ear!” The policeman angrily responds, “What’s the matter with you two?!? Of course only one eye and one ear are SHOWING because it’s a picture of his side profile!! Is that the best answer you can come up with?
Extremely frustrated at this point, he shows the picture to the third blonde and in a very testy voice asks, “This is your suspect, how would you recognize him?” He quickly adds”… think hard before giving me a stupid answer.”
The blonde looks at the picture intently for a moment and says, “Hmmmm…the suspect wears contact lenses.” The policeman is surprised and speechless because he really doesn’t know himself if the suspect wears contacts or not. “Well, that’s an interesting answer…wait here for a few minutes while I check his file and I’ll get back to you on that.”
He leaves the room and goes to his office, checks the suspect’s file in his computer, and comes back with a beaming smile on his face.
“Wow! I can’t believe it…it’s TRUE! The suspect does
in fact wear contact lenses. Good work! How were you able to make such an astute observation?
“That’s easy,” the blonde replied.
“He can’t wear regular glasses because he only has one eye and one ear.
~Steve~                                H/T     https://dailyjokes.co

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"Can't We All Just Get Along"

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Jiggs McDonald,(Probably not)   Or ( Mythbusterzzz) Or somebody
 NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster speaking in Orillia, Ontario, says, “I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Toronto. I think it should be the goal of every Canadian to be tolerant regardless of their religious beliefs. Thus the mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.”
“That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs, a gay club, ‘The Turban Cowboy,’ and the other a topless bar called ‘You Mecca Me Hot.’”

“Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbecue pork restaurant, called ‘Iraq o’ Ribs.’”
“Across the street there could be a lingerie store called ‘Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret,’ with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.”
“Next door to the lingerie shop there would be room for an adult sex toyshop, ‘Koranal Knowledge’ its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store called ‘Morehammered.’”

“All of this would encourage Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so their mosque issue would not be a problem for others.”
~  Steve ~                                           H/T     Big Bad  I_Man              😀
Yes we should promote tolerance, and you can do your part by passing this on…
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13% of Americans believe Obama is the Antichrist

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Matt Berman reports for National Journal, April 2, 2013, that a new poll by Public Policy Polling found that 13% of registered American voters surveyed believe the POS is the Antichrist, while another 13% are not sure.
The poll of 1,247 registered American voters was conducted from March 27-30, 2013, through automated telephone interviews. The margin of error for the overall sample is +/-2.8%.

Some other findings of the poll (here’s the survey in pdf):

  • 4% of respondents believe shape-shifting reptilian people control our world by taking on human form and gaining power.
  • 5% of respondents believe Paul McCartney died and
    was secretly replaced in the Beatles in 1966.
  • 7% of those surveyed do not believe the moon landing was fake and that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had ever really landed on the moon.
  • 11% are not sure if Osama bin Laden indeed is dead. (Note from Eowyn: Bin Laden allegedly was killed by Navy SEAL Team 6 on May 2, 2011, although the Pentagon has no records of his death.)
  • 14% of respondents believe the CIA was “instrumental” in dealing crack cocaine into America’s inner cities in the 1980s.
  • 15% of those surveyed think the media or government add “secret mind-controlling technology” to TV broadcasts.
  • Only 25% of those surveyed think Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 51% believe there was a larger conspiracy.
  • 28% of respondents think Saddam Hussein was involved in 9/11; 51% don’t.
  • 28% of those surveyed believe that a “secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order.”
  • 37% of respondents said global warming is a hoax; 51% think it is not.
  • 44% of respondents believe the Bush administration intentionally misled the U.S. about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to promote the war; 45% said no.
~Eowyn
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Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, coalition forces leader during Persian Gulf War, dies.

Sorry Folks a bit late on this.      ~Steve~
Published December 28, 2012
FoxNews.com
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Americans mourned a military legend after retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday at age 78, leaving behind a legacy that most famously included driving Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait.
Schwarzkopf died, in Tampa, from complications from pneumonia. He was remembered not only for his impressive military record, but his intelligence, his modesty and his warmth and dedication to fellow servicemembers.
“His epitaph should read that he was a soldier who loved solders,” retired Gen. Bob Scales, who knew the late general, told Fox News.
Nicknamed “Stormin’ Norman,” Schwarzkopf went on after he retired to support various national causes and children’s charities while eschewing the spotlight and resisting efforts to draft him to run for political office.
He lived out a quiet retirement in Tampa, where he’d served his last military assignment and where an elementary school bearing his name is testament to his standing in the community.
Schwarzkopf capped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 — but he’d managed to keep a low profile in the public debate over the second Gulf War against Iraq, saying at one point that he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and the Pentagon predicted.
Former President H.W. Bush, who has been in an intensive care unit in Texas, called the general a “distinguished member of that Long Gray Line hailing from West Point.”
“General Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great Nation through our most trying international crises. More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend,” Bush said.
President Obama described Schwarzkopf as an “American original.”
“From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved,” Obama said in a statement.
Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan.
When Saddam invaded Kuwait two years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, Schwarzkopf commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out.
At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf — a self-proclaimed political independent — rejected suggestions that he run for office, and remained far more private than other generals, although he did serve briefly as a military commentator for NBC.
While focused primarily on charitable enterprises in his later years, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000, but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In early 2003 he told The Washington Post that the outcome was an unknown: “What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That’s a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan.”
Initially Schwarzkopf had endorsed the invasion, saying he was convinced that Secretary of State Colin Powell had given the United Nations powerful evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. After that proved false, he said decisions to go to war should depend on what U.N. weapons inspectors found.
He seldom spoke up during the conflict, but in late 2004 he sharply criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for mistakes that included erroneous judgments about Iraq and inadequate training for Army reservists sent there.
“In the final analysis I think we are behind schedule. … I don’t think we counted on it turning into jihad (holy war),” he said in an NBC interview.
Schwarzkopf was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Trenton, N.J., where his father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., founder and commander of the New Jersey State Police, was then leading the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnap case. That investigation ended with the arrest and 1936 execution of German-born carpenter Richard Hauptmann for murdering famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son.
REST OF STORY HERE

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