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#319508 - 12/31/19 07:21 PM Iran - Again
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I see we are, yet again, on a path to war with Iran. I thought I would write this to remind everybody that this is how we are taking part in a THOUSAND year old Muslim war between Sunni and Shia Muslims. This war is being fought over because each side thinks they know who the successor of Mohammed should be. We have taken the side of the majority (Sunni) as they control more oil. They are also the sponsors of all the major Muslim extremists. Saudi Arabia is Sunni which also supplies their school books to the ISIS Caliphate (these books, basically, are hate American in nature). My own thought is if we consider the Saudis our friends we will be hard pressed to find any worse.

The current government of Iran was established when an American ex AG took an American plane and delivered their dear leader from France after our man. the Shah, got deposed. We had previously installed the Shah when WE got rid of the previous, Democratic, Iran government over an oil 'misunderstanding'. He was not a nice man.

Iran is currently active in supporting Shia around the world against those that would treat them badly.

Just thought this might be of interest.

I should add that much of the above are based on my own understanding of the situation and there is not enough room here to write the book the subject actually deserves. In other words, I could be wrong (unlikely <g>)

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#319513 - 12/31/19 07:34 PM Re: Iran - Again [Re: jgw]
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Yeah, the Shah was a scumbag. Just for the "basket case" incident, though that was just the tip of the iceberg.
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#319547 - 01/01/20 07:07 PM Re: Iran - Again [Re: Hamish Howl]
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I still think Trump aint got the balls to do an actual shooting war.
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#319551 - 01/01/20 08:47 PM Re: Iran - Again [Re: jgw]
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If only Iran were run by some strong man on a big white horse: Trump loves those kind of guys. Instead it's run by some religious leaders, and we all know Trump hates religious leaders. Just imagine Trump getting along with people who submit to the will of God and pray five times a day, every day. Not likely!

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#319625 - 01/03/20 06:44 PM Re: Iran - Again [Re: jgw]
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Currently we are sending several thousand more troops over to the Mideast. Our runup to a war continues without a break. its gonna get pretty interesting?

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#319628 - 01/04/20 02:03 AM Re: Iran - Again [Re: jgw]
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Iran...again?!?

Pretty sure Iran has never started a war. Hmm

Now that orange Fatass has put every American's life in danger... coffee
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#319629 - 01/04/20 03:18 AM Re: Iran - Again [Re: pdx rick]
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Watch the ratings on FOX News....

Republicans love dead heroes!

Didn't I just say he didn't have the balls for a shooting war?

It's still sabre rattling until they shoot back. Then it's war.

Trump is sending thousands of targets...
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#319630 - 01/04/20 03:37 AM Re: Iran - Again [Re: Greger]
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By now you've seen the memes about how we have absolutely no allies left in the world? Wasn't Iran just doing joint military training with Russia and China?

I think Trump's handlers have convinced him it will be a cakewalk. Iran's had a long time to think about this and they seem to be pushing Trump into into a trap.

This is a great deal like shooting someone on 5TH Avenue.
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#319632 - 01/04/20 04:04 AM Re: Iran - Again [Re: jgw]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline
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I keep thinking over and over again about just how wrong John Milius was about practically everything in his plot for "Red Dawn".
I said earlier that I was going to share my thoughts with him...and I did.
I fully expected no answer whatsoever, but I got one!

Two words:

"F*ck off."

Poor Milius, he never got over the fact that I married Barry Beckerman's ex-wife. LOL ROTFMOL tinfoilhat
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#319633 - 01/04/20 04:19 AM Re: Iran - Again [Re: jgw]
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I think we have been at war with Iran since Mr Trump withdrew from JCPOA ... we just weren't shooting ... yet
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