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Forum Post: The Iran War : "War is God", by Michael Carmichael.

Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 29, 2011, 2:45 p.m. EST by shadz66 (19985)
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The Iran War.

"The buildup of the Iran War has been long and arduous. Over the past eight years, our military intelligence establishment working hand-in-glove with other shadow agencies of other nations has been building up the notion of a casus belli against Iran predicated upon their allegedly clandestine nuclear arms program.

"We all know that Iran is an Islamist state. In 1979, the populist uprising long incubated by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini finally ejected the hated regime of the Shah, one of America’s most cherished allies in the oil-rich region.

"It must be said that the Shah was a great burden unto his people. While he lived in unparalleled luxury seated on a jewel-encrusted throne shaped like a peacock, the Shah entertained more lavishly than any other potentate on earth, even though his people suffered under the cruel heel of the Savak, one of the most brutal, repressive and predatory secret police forces ever devised.

"The United States was on intimate terms with Savak. We trained them. We armed them, and they served our purposes in their region.

"Richard Nixon loved the Shah, and the Shah loved Richard Nixon. The Shah granted Nixon the power and privilege of oil-riches, and Nixon tacitly granted the Shah immunity from the crime of heroin production, one of the largest and most profitable industries on earth, a fact known by Interpol for decades.

"We all know, the Shah fell, and Khomeini rose to power.

"What we often forget is that soon after the Iranian Revolution, our honourable ally, Saddam Hussein, at our beckoning and with our blessing, attacked Iran with arms we provided unto him. The Iran-Iraq War lasted 8 years. We do not know the exact number of casualties, but the figure of one million is probably far too small. We do know that Saddam Hussein did our bidding, and we do know that under the administration of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, we secretly armed Iran in order to permit the Reagan White House to wage an illegal war by arming the Nicaraguan Contras, a political movement that was nothing more than a death squad of gigantic proportions that murdered nuns, priests, women, children and poets in their campaign of carnage against a democratically elected government that sought to create economic justice within their own finite economy.

"Today, the Republican presidential candidates sing from the same songbook on Iran – with one notable exception, Ron Paul. The official Republican line is: war with Iran to purge them of their Islamist regime and destroy their nuclear program. Rank and file Republicans bitterly criticize President Obama for being too soft on Iran. It is ironic that rank and file Democrats are beginning to believe the same thing.

"Last week, by a margin of 410 to 11 - the House of Representatives just passed a bill that would criminalize diplomatic contact between the USA and Iran. The bill barring diplomacy with Iran is the work of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R-FL) backed by Howard Berman, (D-CA). The White House, the Department of State and key members of the Senate are working to ensure the failure of this egregious piece of legislation.

"Our nation is suffering deeply in the throes of Islamophobia, and now we have developed an even more virulent phobia, Iranophobia, a fear of the nation and people of Iran. America is not the only nation afflicted with Iranophobia, the small and vulnerable nation of Israel is obsessed with the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation by an Iranian nuclear bomb, a weapon whose existence at this point in time is totally imaginary, the hypothetical component of a conspiracy theory. If America and Israel were psychiatric patients, their condition would be described as delusional. Instead, our government and our obeisant media are doing everything in their power to brainwash the American people to inculcate into their psyches the fear of every molecule of Iranian origin.

"The Iran War is the brainchild of the neocons of the Bush-Cheney administration. In top secret meetings of the national security council, Dick Cheney argued for war against Iran as early as 2002 and 2003. Cheney’s daughter, Elizabeth Cheney served in the State Department as the conduit for $85 million per year in funds to “pro-democracy” organizations inside Iran – groups like the Mujaheddin e-Khalq, a Marxist Islamist paramilitary cult of celibate terrorists, commandos, assassins and agents who sublimate their sexual desires for the practice of assassination, bomb manufacture, espionage, torture and terrorism. Today, 3000 members of the MEK are stranded in Camp Ashraf, an encampment inside Iraq that is now scheduled for demolition by the government of Prime Minister Maliki. Astonishingly, Governor Howard Dean has combined forces with Republican neoconservatives to remove the MEK from the US listing of terrorist organizations, so we can continue to provide them with more aid for their cult of terror.

"While the tempo and pace of the buildup of the Iran War has been long, complicated and terrifying for those of us who monitor it, we must report that in the last few months, the pace is definitely quickening.

• Iran has arrested an untold number of Americans who languish in their prison system classified as “spies.” Apparently, Americans are crossing the border between Afghanistan and Iran as if they were embarking on “hikes” – and we the people of the United States know very little about these cases, their number, the individuals, the circumstances.

• Just over a year ago, a cyber attack by the Stuxnet Worm was unleashed against the Iranian nuclear industry. This anonymous cyber attack made international headlines in most of the advanced nations on earth, but only a slight smear on the inner pages of our newspapers in the USA.

• In July of this year, an Iranian nuclear scientist was shot dead by an assassin on a motorcycle in Tehran.

• In America, ABC ran a story headlined: "Who is Killing Iran’s Nuclear Scientists?"

• In Britain, the BBC ran a story headlined: "Is Iran Already Under Covert Attack?"

• In London, the coverage read: "Iranian Scientist’s Death Probably the Work of Western Security Agencies: Analysts Suggest Mossad or CIA Behind the Murder."

• Recently, the Obama administration announced the interception of a disturbing terrorist plot allegedly masterminded by the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guards or the Quds Force. The US Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted intelligence about an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Washington by outsourcing the murder to contract killers connected to a Mexican drug cartel. While this story was shocking, we have been advised by our government to take it seriously, even though it is considered to be risible, laughable and incredible in almost all other parts of the world. It may be worth reminding ourselves that propagandists have long operated with the principle of the big lie: the bigger the lie, the more likely people are to believe it. After the exposure of this fantastic plot, the United States elevated the level of monitoring and surveillance of the nation of Iran.

• In November, working under their new Director Yukiya Amano, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a report on the Iranian nuclear program. The first Amano-Era IAEA report cited evidence that Iran was "studying nuclear weapons." Iranian officials immediately denied the report of nuclear weapons research. In America the most authoritative source on US-Iranian tension, Seymour Hersh described the Amano report on Iran as: "The shift in tone at the I.A.E.A. seems linked to a change at the top." and, "The new report, therefore, leaves us where we’ve been since 2002, when George Bush declared Iran to be a member of the Axis of Evil—with lots of belligerent talk but no definitive evidence of a nuclear-weapons program." Thus, the IAEA report created more tension, but little more. Seymour Hersh appeared on Democracy Now in a lengthy interview explaining his reservations about the objectivity of the IAEA report. The Seymour Hersh story on Democracy Now was headlined: "Propaganda used ahead of Iraq War Now Being Reused Over Iran's Nuke Program."

• As you will know, a US drone spy plane was recently shot down over Iran.

• You may not know that only three weeks ago there were a mysterious series of explosions at a nuclear facility located in close proximity to the historic city of Isfahan in Iran.

• Shortly after these explosions, Iran ordered the closure of the British embassy.

"Throughout it all, we are being assured by our government that Iran is culpable of violations of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but we are given no conclusive evidence that this casus belli is any more credible than the risible case Colin Powell presented to the United Nations in February 2002 stating that Saddam Hussein posed a threat because of his vast and powerful arsenal of weapons of mass destruction."

[The above is an extract abridged from "War is God", by Michael Carmichael : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30091.htm & http://www.planetarymovement.org/go/newsflash/war-is-god-by-michael-carmichael/ ]

Pacem In Terris ...

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[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

Re. Iran : Some hard facts may bring some 'Light' to matters, rather than all the unpleasant 'Heat' being generated by the constant fear and loathing :

a) Iran has The World's 3rd Largest known 'Total' & 2nd Largest 'Liquid' Oil Reserves : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_reserves_in_Iran ,

b) Iran has The Worlds 2nd Largest known Gas Reserves : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_gas_reserves_in_Iran

c) Further consider and cogitate upon the fact that in Feb. 2008, Iran opened a Hydro-Carbon Bourse at The Kish Mercantile Exchange (see http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11613.htm and also http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28646.htm ) - trading in a basket of currencies, including Euros, Roubles, Yuan and Iranian Rial BUT NOT in U$ Dollar$ and thereby challenging both Reserve Currency, Dollar "HegeMoney" as well as the Monopoly of the existing Oil and Petroleum Bourses.

d) The Iranian Central Bank is State Controlled & Entirely Government Owned and NOT Privately Owned [ http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2011/12/15/senate-passes-sanctions-on-irans-central-bank/?mod=google_news_blog & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Bank_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran ] . Thus do 'a-d' here actually constitute the Real "Casus Belli" ?!

e) The same NeoCon, Neo-Colonial, Paleo-Imperial WARMONGERS who beat the drums for The Unconscionable, Illegal & Immoral WAR on Iraq (where The Only "WMD" = Words of Mass Deception !!) are now beating the Drums of War and this time Iran is in the Imperial crosshairs. Pls. Research PNAC (eg http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1665.htm & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNAC etc.)

~*~

.+ See the film, "WHY WE FIGHT ; What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism ?" : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8494.htm .

@merica : Nosce Te Ipsum ...

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

Further to the above, please read, calmly consider and cogitate upon the following Articles :

a) "USrael and Iran", by William Blum ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29880.htm ,

b) "The Worst Case For War with Iran", by Stephen M. Walt ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30052.htm ,

c) "From Occupation to “Occupy : The Israelification of American Domestic Security", by Max Blumenthal ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29892.htm ,

d) "George Orwell on the Evil Iranian Menace", by Glenn Greenwald ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29890.htm &

e) "War On Iran Has Already Begun. Act Before It Threatens All Of Us", by Seamus Milne of The UK Guardian ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29917.htm .

fiat lux ...

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

Finally towards a rational discourse about Iran, please also consider watching the following Videos :

a) "Iran is Not the Problem" ; http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5708329875314599685 ,

b) "Inside Iran : Rick Steves' Travel Journal, The Most fascinating and surprising land I've ever visited." ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30062.htm & for insights re. 'Iran and Jews' please see :

c) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA7yz2vciGk +

d) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-r04SQ97_Q &

e) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngttxIzXRsE !!!

fiat pax ...

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

.+ ...

1) Marching Towards War : "EU Reaches Agreement to Ban Imports of Iranian Oil (Reuters) ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30162.htm &

2) "Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack", by Gareth Porter ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30158.htm#idc-cover .

fiat justitia ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 weeks ago

Is ''War in Iran : Trump's Route to Re-election?'' .. by Thom Hartmann

caveat!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22853) 1 week ago

"Chances of war with Iran are rising. And Donald Trump is to blame"

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/09/donald-trump-iran-nuclear-deal-blame

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 days ago

''With Bolton whispering in Trump’s ear, war with Iran is no longer unthinkable'', by Owen Jones:

''This week it emerged that the US government is discussing sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East for possible military action against Iran. “We’ll see what happens with Iran,” declared President Trump. “If they do anything, it will be a bad mistake.” The principal driving force behind this is Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, a man who thinks there is no problem to which the answer isn’t war: in the Bush era, his militarism was too much for the commander-in-chief who laid waste to Iraq. You can see them scrabbling for excuses already: the Trump administration says Iran-backed proxy groups are preparing attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria, a claim forcefully denied this week by British major-general Christopher Ghika, the deputy commander of counter-terror operations in both countries. The US has blamed Iran, without evidence, for damage to Saudi oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Could an Iranian Gulf of Tonkin be looming?''

bella horrida bella!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 5 days ago

"all that stands between Bolton’s violent fantasy being executed is Donald Trump himself."

Now with Trump being a stabilizing influence on the peace in the Persian Gulf, I feel so safe with "hope" and "fear." 》Einfach herrlich! 《

What does one do with U.R.O.s retrieved from the back of the bottom of the refrigerator? "When in doubt, take it out," said my Dad. Of course, I tasted with salted chicken his Johnny Walker Black Label with Mom's permission so clearly identifiable rotting grapes may be savored instead for their alcohol and sweet fruity flavor. It beat the Budweiser Rhinegold lager that I had otherwise used with Dad's cognizance.

Mom cautioned me, "Don't drown the chicken with the whisky. A little bit goes a long way." I think that Dad's upgrading from the usual Johnny Walker Red Label to the more expensive Black Label piqued her interest. The American Shogun stationed upon the aircraft carrier in Tokyo Bay of occupied Imperial Japan would probably agree with her not to drown the chicken. I doubt that Dad had ever figured out why his Johnny Walker Black Label had a higher "evaporation" rate than his Red Label. It must have been due to either the high alcohol content or the high temperatures of the dog-tongue-sticking-out "humid" days of summer in Manhattan. Unlike some fortunate Muscovites, we didn't have a dacha in Sochi to escape to so we settled for a Scotch-whisky-alcohol-cooled salted chicken and watermelons instead.

Dad advised my Big Brother when he was getting a telephone installed for the other "dog owners" to talk with him that the traditional Japanese wives were the best. He lamented the American occupation for having "spoiled" the women's being subservient and obedient culture of Japan which might be compatible with Islamic culture's assigning low social status to women. The American culture's "contagion" lowered a man's position of utter dominance akin to that of a god's in a household in post-WWII Japan. Dad was probably a member of the Patriarchy in Greater Yokohama, together with the Americans of Yokosuka.

We the Periplaneta americana need to be sensitive to local cultures to avoid excessive Terrarubella americana contagion. The 9/11 attacks arose from cultural contagion. Cultural apartheid or at least a cultural Chinese wall has its peace-serving value. It's why I think importing already educated immigrants is problematic at best. Some suggested sentencing our many criminals to death penalty. "A bullet is cheap and we can even charge their parents with the costs to carry out the executions of their children."

I don't want that here. The lawyers surely get an erection just thinking about it. Do you know how much it costs to execute a convicted criminal here in the U.S. after years and decades of automatic appeals? Far too much considering how many criminals had been suggested for execution by our newly imported "already educated" immigrants. Besides, there are innocent people even among the death row inmates. De-educating people such as our orange marmalade (which took out a full-page advertisement in the New York Times calling for imposing the death penalty upon the Central Park Five who had since been exonerated for that particular crime) is even tougher if even possible at all than educating people starting from young childhood. Our orange mommalaid probably doesn't even know of the foundational history and values of our nation so although it hasn't quite fermented into brown molasses yet.. it's cumming. Was its penis (陰莖/不周) e-duc-ated in 賓州's wartown-school-of-bustiness? I mean, prior to age eighteen, okay? Albert Einstein said that education was the layer of prejudices crammed into a child before the age of eighteen [to make Homo pâté de foie gras]. As a kindergartner, I felt similarly after speed-eating at least a pound of juicy oily gourmet chicken butts (having an adolescent Big Brother had definite drawbacks -- I wonder whether he got as sick of it as I did after our competing for the scarce but suddenly plentiful resource {Mom was at least partially at fault because she prepared for the two of us four pounds of it after our running out of it at our first time eating and then whining;} maybe not, because of his much higher body mass.) For more than a decade afterward, the aroma or even the mere thought of gourmet chicken butts nauseated me. It was a lesson to me of the value of moderation. Both droughts and floods are bad. Avoid extremes, particularly the irreversible ones.

I fear our getting an electorate trying to impose hitherto foreign cultural values in the U.S. There exists a cultural limit on how quickly people can change their values which they had learnt starting from their young childhoods onward. I could feel it in our family. Both my Big Brother and I understood each other well our frustrations when we talked to each other about our parents' "Retard-I-Can!" attitudes/positions. Trespass that cultural limit at your own peril.

The first two words in the first one of my kindergartens' English vocabulary books were 'apple' and 'arm'. In another one later on, they were 'apples' and 'arrows'. I don't recall there being any English vocabulary book teaching the alphabets that had started with the two words 'apples' and 'oranges'. Upstate New York had many apple trees. Florida had very cheap oranges. However, flying the windfall apples to Florida to preserve their freshness costs too much. There is no legitimate educational purpose for putting apples together with oranges, even in making a Chinese fruitcake with alphabet soup for kindergartners.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 days ago

"WAR ON IRAN'' is the subject of this thread so WTF is this b-s above?!!! Are U drunk when U write this stuff?!! Rest AssURed, I'm NOT fkn reading it anytime soon tho'! Now better for your attention, consider:

ad iudicium?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 3 days ago

》"WAR ON IRAN'' is the subject of this thread so WTF is this b-s above?!!!《

That b-s above was a product of the Alfred E. Nobel Club of "Prometheans."

》Are U drunk when U write this stuff?!!《

If you know the difference between 'liquor' and 'liquid' or that between 'humor' and 'humid', you may understand my answer. No, I was not drunk with liquor. Yes, I was drunk with the liquid of life -- water. Japan has the highest longevity of life for its people. I learnt something from Japan, too. Things were very expensive there so it makes economic sense that one eat less to save money. That reduces caloric intake and probably triggers many cellular protective mechanisms to reduce metabolic rates and slow the degradation of the integrity of cells which is conducive to living longer and healthier. Immediately upon waking up, I follow the Japanese habit of drinking the four cups (32 fl.oz.) of room-temperature water set to bedside before sleeping. Human body's chemistry is largely done in water so having a sufficient amount of clean water in it helps most bodily mechanisms to run better and more efficiently.

Water is the Liquid of Life. "Man is a machine," wrote Leonardo da Vinci. It's as true today as it was centuries ago. Life is electric fire burning slowly in water. There is a protein-studded fatty membrane to separate the slow fire from the water so its integrity helps maintain equilibriums conducive to staying young via aging at slower rates biologically. Noise power in the channel transmitting the configuration of life from a moment to the next is thereby lowered so analogously speaking, Claude E. Shannon's terminal illness of Alzheimer's disease is delayed. We can view all births, aging, diseases, and deaths as the replication of the configuration of life and the noise-induced entropic engulfment of it as time goes on. We become more probable. However, similarly as a rocket shedding its mass behind, we may shed our high-entropic mass behind to keep a lower entropy part to reach greater heights. We may still not escape the heat death of the Universe when we could not find low-entropic bodies which can lower our entropies sufficiently to justify searching for them. However, for all practical purposes, there is no physical-law-imposed limit on the persistence time of a configuration. Yeah, Biology is an information science, too.

Can a man live forever? Yes, if the configuration of the man is maintained or restored forever. However, things will happen to take away the 'forever' part but there is absolutely no limit to how long a human being can live if we can fix everything breaking down, such as the shortening telomere endings on human chromosomes upon a cell division (bacteria use toroidally shaped chromosomes so they don't have this problem of shortening telomere endings.) Nothing can be maintained or restored forever so "Valar Morghulis" and therefore the Alfred E. Nobel Club of "Prometheans" will take "Valar Dohaeris."

At the Garden of Eden, the chromosome-cutting enzymes from the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil cut apart human beings' toroidally shaped chromosomes. After God had learnt of the human disobedience and the breach of trust, He grafted generously long telomere endings onto every chromosome and only later set man's lifespan to 120 years maximum at the Tower of Babel by controlling how long these endings were. Elephants solved the problem in a different way by having multiple copies of the same gene available for backup usage. This is no different from error-correction coding. Claude E. Shannon's breakthrough tells us that reducing the rate of information transmission to below the channel capacity allows us to achieve arbitrarily chosen low rate of errors. Life is an information transmission process from one moment to the next.

For God so loved the man and his wife that He bound up their wounds of iniquity with telomeres of some lengths (only further reduced at the Tower of Babel to allow 120 years maximum of cellular divisions, "for you shall surely die, [by age 120]" unless we overcome our communication barriers as imposed upon our ancestors at the Tower of Babel) and granted them eternal life through their children who will eventually include the Son of Man who is also the Son of God, for Man was made in God's image. Man was made to live forever like God but He didn't lie about man's surely dying.

Attaining arbitrarily long near-eternal life is an engineering problem. For example, God's artistic fix (more in the nature of a software-workaround patch) in Eden using telomeres can be reversed to create toroidally shaped chromosomes (they may still need to be repackaged differently for resiliency and reliability.) Multiple copies can be made for warding off cancers as done in elephants. "God's work on Earth must truly be our own," was the clarion call for all of God's engineers to make God's ¿engineering? artistic projects work. God is a maniacal graffiti artist who signed His alpha (the fine-structure constant) everywhere to stand as His calling card. A (male) kid said, "Engineering is hard because engineers have to make things work," but there are many existing ¿near-engineering? artistic projects to be chosen from which only need to receive the finishing touches. What God(dess) started, Man must finish.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

''Who Wants This War with Iran?'' by Patrick J.Buchanan

multum in parvo?!

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22853) 2 days ago

If Trump is truly anti-establishment then he should NEVER be going for war with Iran because that has been the establishment goal for decades!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

''Netanyahu had posited that Iranian-linked “militants” would set off a nuclear bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center.

''During his press conference on the day of the attacks, Netanyahu also asserted that the 9/11 attacks would be a turning point for America and compared them to the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

''Netanyahu’s statement echoes the infamous line from the “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” document authored by the neoconservative think tank, the Project for a New Ameican Century (PNAC).

''That line reads. “Further, the process of transformation [towards a neo-Reaganite foreign policy and hyper-militarism], even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event — like a new Pearl Harbor.”

''Then again, years later In 2008, the Israeli newspaper Maariv reported that Netanyahu had stated that the September 11 attacks had greatly benefited Israel. He was quoted as saying: “We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq.”

''Indeed, it goes without saying that the aftermath of 9/11 — which involved the U.S. leading a destructive effort throughout the Middle East — has indeed benefited Israel. Many of the U.S.’ post-9/11 “nation-building” efforts have notably mirrored the policy paper “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,” which was authored by American neoconservatives — PNAC members among them — for Netanyahu’s first term as prime minister.

''That document calls for the creation of a “New Middle East” by, among other things, “weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria” and “removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right.” As is known now, both of those main objectives have since come to pass, each with strong Israeli involvement.'' - excerpted re.OP, from this article:

When it comes to Iran/ME, folk really must ask themselves WTabsoluteF is going on and why and:

CUI BONO?!!!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 day ago

It's obvious what he is to all who have the consciousness to see and perceive -- a Russian-Jewish roulette, very exciting Bam-Bam Baby!

He reminds me of his similarity to Coney Island's rundown roller-coaster (New York went through the Hellish years in the 1970s so Coney Island was no longer the fun daytrip destination for most people; fewer customers led to less maintenance) the Cyclone. My Dad and Mom in their moment of nostalgia (Dad's decades-old ¿1940s-1950s-..? youthful experience from mid-20th-century) and temporary suspension of geriatric wisdom (Mom's idea probably -- Black Label dopamine rush) decided to ride it together (to rekindle their youthful romance?) After the bone-jarring ride, Dad kept on muttering that the padding of his seat was too hard so he got intermittent pain in his waist. However, for the geriatric crowd of "Retard-I-Cans" who have kidney stones to be shaken loose, it may very well be a doctor's prescription!

Everyone on Earth should thank the U.S. for giving them an exciting adventure with this FREE ride on the very aged Cyclone roller-coaster. Compacted hard buns are sexy. There's even no charge for breaking up kidney stones. Now that's free Trumpcare for the trumpanzees.

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 week ago

As the Germans who had rescued (captured and eventually released) my Dad during World War II understood this {originated from the British and French [bankers] being overlords and Germans et al being underdogs trying to hold onto the legacy pride and suppress the inferiority complex} message: ,,Vergiss nicht, dass du ein Deutscher bist." so my fellow Americans should understand this message: "Don't forget, that you are an American."

Our family wouldn't have bought the German-made major appliances if the Germans had killed my Dad (as a prisoner of war) in World War II. There were [German] Nazis but then there were old-school Germans, too.

And old-school Americans.

Peace through deaths and rebirths (it will be a paradise on Earth: there'll be ten women for every surviving mineshaft man ! It's not quite seventy-two female virgins to one superior Islamic man but there's no blowing-yourself-up requirement for descending down the mineshaft and it's still two-hundred-and-fifty percent of the Islamic maximal-fitness ratio of hooking up four women with one superior Islamic man, as derived from applying the Wartown-M.B.A. 80/20-quality rule to females breeding with a superior male under Sharia.) "Peace is our profession." Haven't we heard this song on a ship before? Yes, perhaps for the ones leaving onboard the Empire Haven as it was requisitioned into military service and one day arriving for the rescue of the survivors of the sunken Laconia.

It seems to me that Allah wanted to propagate the good genetic traits conferring superior survival fitness to offspring as quickly as possible by creating males as purified-sperm (i.e., freed from the masking effect of the second X sex-linked chromosome) packets primed for exhibiting phenotypes in the offspring for natural selection. Selective pressures should be highest in austere environments such as the Arabian Desert. Hence, Sharia law developed there indigenously is evolutionarily maximal-fitting in and around Arabia as willed by Allah. Women worldwide should therefore flock to Arabia and its surroundings to "get some" while they are hot and still fresh from the recent openings, cultural or otherwise. Of course, purebreds are unsurprisingly Arabian horses -- the fastest racing breed! And probably it's the end of the line due to its having reached near to its maximal genetic potential.

I suppose that Genghis Khan, whose paternally inherited Y sex-linked chromosome appears most frequently in males in these days must have been bored with too much riding horses in his 'Yellow Peril' conquests so he had ¿offered? himself to be ridden by women galore of the conquered tribes instead for work-life balance. He's a fast study, capable of culturally diverse hookups while muttering tenderly under his breath, "This is a stickup."

How much money if any did Genghis Khan pay each woman who rode on him in our sexualized-imagination's Lady-Godiva style while wearing bras instead of her long hair to observe the proper ancient-Roman "non vulgaris" custom? Who was the personal attorney of Genghis Khan? Was it a Rockefeller or a Rothschild? It had to be someone who could "print paper money" in exchange for silver.

Genghis Khan might have to cull many pigs in advance of a contagious swine disease in Cathay so Chinese pork may be bought cheaply by the DPRK suffering a terrible drought. Fresh-water-flush toilets use many gallons of water everyday. A man can easily collect his urine in a lightweight but bottom-heavy-and-stable container (a plastic gallon milk container suffices) to bunch up flushes into a single one, combine its flushing with that for flushing away feces, or better yet, dilute it to water plants such as this miraculous tree as a fertilizer. A woman can do the same if an adaptor (a female urinal) for her urogenitalia is used. On long automobile roadtrips in the vast U.S. no-man's land, female passenger(s) using urinals can save pitstop (sometimes none nearby) time and avoid soiling the automobile's interior. If the container holds a larger volume, it can help save flush-water, too. Russia had a bumper wheat harvest last autumn so it might still have some stored up and unused yet. A thin layer of inert but edible oil at the top of a reservoir's water may reduce the evaporation rate of the water. Our apples are coated with a thin layer of paraffin wax to reduce their drying up or spoiling so paraffin can be a food-grade edible oily substance. Evaporation rate of water increases with rising temperature so keeping water in cool dark places help reduce evaporative loss. Shield the water from the sunlight. There is no need to use fresh clean water to flush away feces. Graywater or even seawater suffices.

Note that seawater can corrode metallic infrastructure via galvanic action between different metals connected by the saltwater acting as the electrolyte among them so beware of the potential problems of going down that path. However, there is a way to protect against saltwater corrosion of metals by first consulting Chemistry's EMF series or galvanic series for the specific environment. Notice that we have steel-hulled ships prowling the oceans for decades without being quickly sunk by galvanic corrosion. I believe that they have zinc sacrificial blocks to protect the steel. Also our electric hotwater heaters have magnesium sacrificial rods to protect their constantly immersed-in-water heating electrodes and they work well for years. Science, technology, and engineering have already found solutions to the metal corrosion problem. Another option is to use composite materials such as steel for strength but ceramic coating for low electric conductance.

Composite materials are where many innovations are happening. I had severe corrosion problem with my car's muffler due to the road salt being used by most municipal governments due to their cheapness as well as enriching the coffers of business owners dealing with replacing rusted-out mufflers, brake lines, fuel lines, and undercarriage of maybe tens or hundreds of millions of automobiles in the U.S. alone. Every few years, my car started growling and it took a big mouthful of the money in my pocket to placate and satiate itself. I got it licked with composite material so it purrs softly these days and doesn't morph into the MGM lion anymore. I can weather car-muffler steel tariff very well.

Do you know that for the first time ever since the ancient Roman Empire days, we the people of planet Earth have a greater encyclopedia? Yes, although wikipedia is now completely banned by Red China, it is free for most uncaged people all over the world to use as long as they have an internet connection. How did we manage to surpass the glory of the Roman Empire? With open-society peoples' power! Due to their government's banning wikipedia, Red Chinese can no longer contribute to this power. It's why we in the U.S. must eventually cut off all contacts with Red China to help their government achieve cultural apartheid, starting with raising tariffs more and more to reduce trading gradually over time until completely weaned. Three cheers for our Schildkröte @4:34 which beat back from becoming a Japanese Mandate Island in the South China Sea: Hip, Hip, Hurray! Hip, Hip, Hurray! Hip, Hip, Hurray! It's obvious why closed societies such as the DPRK had slipped so far economically and likely militarily in conventional warfare as well behind their brethren in the "rural" South. Of course, the DPRK wasn't alone in being hampered by closed-society Socialism (it's not Communism because the people of the DPRK don't own the properties in common with Kim Jong-Un who is the foremost capitalist there.) Red China didn't start to take off economically until it was opened up in 1979. "Mao had to die, for China to rise."

The Chinese Communist Party did get one policy correct, though, after about thirty years of wandering in the socialist wilderness to no avail. That is the policy of promoting the learning of English (previously Russian was favored) to facilitate trading with the World, especially its greatest customer, the U.S.A.

Regarding the car muffler rusting problem, the more one knows, the easier it is to fit new knowledge in with the old knowledge to achieve an end such as taming the MGM lion hiding under my Catbus.

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 weeks ago

Iran threatened to go after getting nuclear bombs again. What do you think the U.S. will respond with if there is no other means to resolve the sovereignty issue?

If you were a U.S.-American citizen, how would you respond to the chants of "Death to America!" from Iran?

I know that the answer would be "Death to Iran!" unsurprisingly.

The enmity originated from the European greed as manifested in the European Colonialism but the source of it pre-dates World War I so most Iranians and U.S.-Americans alive today probably wouldn't even know why Iran/U.S. are locked in a death struggle.

Red China/U.S. was in a similar death struggle for the sake of the DPRK but Red China realized how absolutely stupid it was. Mao was no doubt a no-shit dumbass who got his son "volunteered" and killed in Korea but for what??? And yet the Chinese so-called "Communist" Party still reveres the idiot as a god in a godless state. Now you see why I believe that Red China is very much all fucked up. Of course, how can a Fuckgina be passed up empty on a gulf course by our weak billion-dollar-loser "win-win-win" Shittoad-in-Chief? "Trust me," said the artificial-islands' creator in the sea, "sailors will be rescued more easily." Due to excessive time spent eating mushrooms grown in a funky dark cave, Xi-math is an oxymoron. Did those mushrooms go to college?

The DPRK exists because of Red China but idiotic China has very little say about what Kim Jong-Un does. Of course, regardless of how much "influence" Red China still has on the DPRK, the U.S. has other problems to resolve so going after Red China is logical. The evil dragon must be slain.

See how angry the DPRK's propaganda posters are: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=81Qc1L3jnjY

The DPRK's policy of self-reliance is manifestly a failure. The policy has existed for many decades in which other countries such as Red China and India have largely warded off famines. I remember these famines very clearly from the 1960s. The U.S. farmers offered free grains but India didn't have the shipping to haul them home. Farmers are generally not great transcontinental shippers or financiers who have the wealth and courage to underwrite and carry out the expeditions. Why should North Koreans starve nowadays but for their idiotic government?

Wars are generally stupid because they are often symptoms of diplomatic failures. Winning a war is relatively easy for the U.S.A. but winning the peace afterwards is challenging, to say the very least. Shooting down a civilian airliner bothered me: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lRJnumxuHwY. It's why I fear itchy fingers in high-tension regions. Saddam Hussein had turned against U.S. presence there (probably to avoid the U.S. knowing what he was doing there; it's analogous to the Israeli attack on the U.S.S. Liberty; an ally who doesn't join the fight is attacked instead, hopefully covered up by the chaos of war) so Iranian civilians were killed instead. Doesn't this sound familiar, revenge meted out to the innocents and pardons given to the guilty ones? Jewish bankers were there to fund WWI, are there to fund Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and will be there to fund Iran war, right? Oops, so this isn't Saudi Arabia? Sari... They all dress alike, don't they? Yes, to a gringo for whom black is white and white is black, Sunnis and Shias are interchangeable.

When Iran's oil wealth has already been stolen by the British Empire to win WWII, the U.S. and Iran still bicker over the oil industry's nationalization, CIA's assassination, installation of the brutal Shah, and the tit-for-tat aftermath again and again. Saudi Arabia had almost gone down the same path of nationalization but refrained from it by imposing an income tax instead. If I do the same thing as Iran, I should be raising an army to retake my ancestral wealth now owned by a private equity firm which purchased stolen property. However, I won't do it because I suspect that I myself might have purchased stolen property. I read some old history recounting the events from colonial times in America but they have subsequently been deleted (probably by the Whites, I suspect a ¿whitewashing?) Who knows things that far back in history? For Jews, close to two millennia. Besides, what proofs are still around? The Old Testament. Extremely old people said so for me and their stories jibe with verifiable facts but these wouldn't suffice in a court of law to reclaim properties lost during wars and revolutions. How long does it take for old wrongs to be forgotten or forgiven? For Jews, more than millennia. As an example for exploring the question about the ownership of ancestral land, let us still ask the question of Kashmir and the homeland of the Kurds.

I was perfectly calm until I discovered that someone else was enjoying my ancestral wealth. However, a few centuries ago, some of my ancestors could have stolen or robbed properties, too. How much of that should I repay? Should I deny repayment requests because the people could not show me the ancient property deeds which might not even have existed at all due to their leaving some land as being so-called "owned" in common such as by the Native Americans? Before there was Central Park, there had been Seneca Village. Once I was looking at my place of birth in a former shantytown, I saw a site with brown soil exposed and construction equipment. Yep, all those fluffy white clouds I wondered about ( walking on them; I also did that next to my neighborhood-boy playmate while we were crouching in the entrance-steps' hollow of a carpentry workshop { in which "holy gods" were carved from wood ! } pretending it to be our foxhole and working as sentries to defend our "birthplace-of-the-wooden-gods" neighborhood against "the bomber aeroplanes/airplanes of our enemies;" I've realized that maybe the soot in my godly shantytown neighborhood probably came from burning "the afterbirth of the wooden gods" so yeah, I was anointed by soot so I had to be baptized by a bidét later on ) are still there floating lazily in the blue blue sky but all of a sudden, tears started to roll down my cheeks. I remembered my paper kite flying up there in my kiddie drone war, fighting, entangling, being jerked to saw off the kite of "our enemies," { who were they but the burnt-out victims of the prior fires? they were just as poor and sad before as we were if not worse but they were by then a little bit better off after having been resettled in newly built dwellings; we the neighborhood children might have been more fortunate than "our enemies" despite our poorer living conditions because we didn't experience a conflagration in our neighborhood; who knows if "our enemies" had lost their loved ones in their fires? } or pulling it down for capture. "Up there, we've got to push it. That's our job!" "They violated our airspace," now sounds hollow to me. It's not like we don't have enough airspace for the few kites to fly up there. Besides, airspace is reusable by another kite after a kite has flown in it. I think that I had learnt at that time from my Big Brother this hatred of "our enemies" because they had public swings and public basketball courts in their neighborhood but we didn't and they discriminated against us by their hogging the swings and elbowing us in the chests hard when we played a basketball game against them. They were bullies. Even a preschooler like me went to the kiddie drone war to fight against them. The atmosphere around there was incendiary.

Having a new and suitable philosophical perspective helps. For example, Iran may feel a lot better about its stolen oil wealth if it recognizes that without the Persian oil, we may very well have lived under Nazi Germany's or Imperial Japan's military dictatorships. We may not have had the postwar prosperity, the rebuilding of Japan and Germany into democratic and staunch allies of the U.S.A., etc.

I hope that those owners of a cemetery's graves who might have planted there the guava trees and nectar-rich flowers have the forbearance and perhaps even the feeling of joy at seeing very poor children who probably illegally climbed over a wall eating the guavas and sucking the nectar from the flowers. We the very poor children likely ate the atoms and molecules from their ancestors. The edibles were much better than what I could forage from the neighborhood garbage dumps and trade with the recycling pedlar. There are really no abandoned properties aside from what are in the garbage dumps.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 days ago

Go watch ''Iran Is Not The Problem'' (Video Doc.) ...

By the fkn way, "Mag Bar Amrika" (''Death to America'') is a ritualized chant to symbolize the U$A which has proven itself to be an enemy of Iran & Iranians since they & the Brits & Saudis & Israelis foisted that fkn despot The Shah - on Iranians. U waffle about DPRK & how your family inheritance was lost or WTF ever else U ramble about BUT this forum-post, thread, comment & reply .. are about Iran! Read some of the links here & watch the videos, especially the ones above. U may've said something vaguely sensible above 'grapes' but I'll never know, because I haven't the time or patience to wade through your screeds!

verb. sat. sap.?

[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 7 years ago

Is this Gods' way of telling us to light the next cigarette and see what ignites ?

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

'Fraid that I caN'T answer for G*d ; YHWH ; El ; Adonai ; HaShem ; Allah ; Bramah ; Vishnu or even Shiva, Ommm~{:-p)

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 4 years ago

Iran has staged several protests as of recent

free speech is permitted

[-] 4 points by lugano (1221) 4 years ago

The GOP and Israel-Uber-Alles, AIPAC, Likud extremists don't like it one little bit BUT.. "Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East" by Phylis Bennis - http://fpif.org/iran-deal-a-game-changer-for-the-middle-east/ and as she says - ''Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it." All the rest of us can do is pray for peace and hope that Right Wing Nut Jobs don't actually drag us all to another war in the middle east... just like they really want to do!

[-] 4 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 4 years ago

US pumps weapons into the semitic region

stopping that flow would help a lot more than hoping

[-] 5 points by lugano (1221) 4 years ago

Iranians are not Semites - they are the Persians, Medes and Magi of old and an Indo-European people ('Iran' the word, comes from ''Aryan'')- BUT I totally get your point. I wonder IF we can find out just what proportion of the US economy is made up of the War Machine? It could be pretty alarming knowledge!

[-] 4 points by lugano (1221) 4 years ago

''Tom Cotton Says War Against Iran Would Only Take a Few Days'' - (because he is a Right Wing Nut Job!) http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tom-cotton-says-war-against-iran-would-only-take-a-few-days-10163707.html - Tom Cotton serves the Banker Controlled Military Industrial Complex.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

The Fact of An "Intentional Misreading and Reinterpretation of The Translation From The Original Persian" Is True and in Truth, it's Not a question of "True or False" ; it's An Analysis Paper ! Cut to the end to see what they, conclude ;-)

[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 7 years ago

Are you sure you checked out my ( very similar ) link or are you commenting on my response to your link ?

My link is 12790 , yours is 30111 .

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[-] 1 points by ropeknot (359) 7 years ago

Much media bias has gone on for a long time for the talking points of one side or another !

Is this site ( the link below) telling the truth or are we being misinformed for a partisan agenda ?

Help!!!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article12790.htm

[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

@ ropeknot : Here's wishing you and yours a Gr8 2O|2 - and an article : "Iran, Another False Enemy", by Stephen Merrill ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30111.htm ! pax, amor et lux ...

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[-] 3 points by shadz66 (19985) 7 years ago

Further to the above, please also see the following recent articles :

a) "Mossad chief : Nuclear Iran not Necessarily Existential Threat to Israel", by Barak Ravid ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30101.htm ,

b) "Romney Takes Swipe at Ron Paul on Iran Nuke Policy", by Emily Friedman ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30092.htm ,

c) "U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure", by Eli Lake ; http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30098.htm .

pax.