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One of the strangest verses in the Pentateuch is the last prophecy of Balaam:
"Alas! Who will survive when God does this? Warships will come from Kittim (Crete) to destroy Eber (Iran) and Assyria (Iraq), and they too will be annihilated!" (Numbers 24:24).

Trump, a big Bible believer, knows all the End Time apocalyptic verses, and he may decide to literally go out with a BANG!

Once the pubs are open, can we go out drinking together? You're a liability but I bet it'd be hilarious.

I'll save you. I promise.

No, really.
 
One of the strangest verses in the Pentateuch is the last prophecy of Balaam:
"Alas! Who will survive when God does this? Warships will come from Kittim (Crete) to destroy Eber (Iran) and Assyria (Iraq), and they too will be annihilated!" (Numbers 24:24).

Trump, a big Bible believer, knows all the End Time apocalyptic verses, and he may decide to literally go out with a BANG!


Good that all religious scriptures are just stuff written by other people and therefore can never be a reason for such concerns.
 
A worrying development, or the straw that will break the camel's back and trigger another revolution to install a more moderate regime?

'A new saying is making the rounds in Iran: power is being sucked away from heads to toes, which is to say, from men who wear turbans to men who wear boots. Iran’s new parliament furnishes the most recent evidence. Its speaker, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, is a former brigadier general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Two-thirds of the parliament’s presiding board are either former members or still affiliated with the IRGC and its auxiliary organizations. Many in Iran and in the United States have long foreseen an IRGC takeover of the Iranian government; the next step toward that outcome would be for a candidate affiliated with the IRGC to be elected president in 2021.'

 
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Well in a not so subtle message , the USS Georgia (SSGN-) cruise missile attack sub has surfaced lol


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and of course SEAL chamber Atop

cheers
 

Mossad might be getting a period of block leave soon-ish...
From what I've read, the real issue is that American sanctions against Iran have made it impossible for them to get the cash to US or European suppliers to pay for vaccine. That includes buying through COVAX (vaccine buying plan run by the WHO). The US has nominally lifted sanctions on Iran transferring money to Swiss banks for the purposes of buying vaccine, but left other sanctions in place so the Iranians can't get enough foreign currency in the form of hard cash together from sources acceptable to the Americans to make that transfer. They had been hoping to use cash from gas sales to Iraq, but the Iraqis haven't been paying their bills on time so there's a snag there.

The Iranians will apparently be making their own vaccine, which is in trials now, and they have a deal with Cuba, who also have a vaccine candidate coming up soon. Both Iran and Cuba have made vaccines for a long time, for over a century in Iran's case. These will probably be fairly conventional vaccines.

They can also probably buy vaccine from India, who have a license for the Oxford vaccine. India are the world's biggest vaccine manufacturer and are expected to supply much of the COVID-19 demand from the third world, mainly using the Oxford vaccine.

I suspect the Iranian announcement is intended as a face saving gesture instead of admitting that the American sanctions are having an effect on something that is a national priority.
 
The mullahs hang an already-dead woman

Another unspeakable excess of the Iranian regime




A usually reliable Israeli expert on Iran posted further background information on this story that makes it even more horrifying (if such a thing is possible). I'm trying to find corroboration before posting it here.
 
This was posted on FB by Orly Noy, an Israeli originally from Iran (specialises in translating from Persian). Orly Noy certainly cannot be described as anti Muslim - in fact she is a Jewish activist in Balad - an Israeli Arab political party.

Translation:

"This is Zahra Ismaili, 42, who was executed in Iran last Wednesday on charges of murdering her husband, Alireza Zamani. The person who actually shot Zamani with the gun, that he had in the house was their daughter. According to news report she had been sexually abused by her father, a Ministry of Intelligence official. Apparently he also had married many "temporary wives" whom he used to bring home. (The Shia religion allows men to marry as many temporary wives as they wish under agreed-upon terms.) In order to save her daughter from the gallows, Ismaili took the blame for the killing. All attempts to get Zamani's mother to forgive Ismaili (which would have saved her from the gallows) failed, as did the appeal to the court.
But that isn’t the entirety of the horror yet. According to her lawyer, 16 more people were executed that day. Ismaili, who was last in line for execution, suffered a heart attack after seeing the 16 executions that took place before her eyes. According to her lawyer, she was hanged after her heart had stopped beating. In other words, they executed her dead body."

 
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Travel advice to anyone contemplating travelling to Iran*, turn your clocks and watches back around 500 years on entering the country.

*There can't be many people that desparate.
 
Good that all religious scriptures are just stuff written by other people and therefore can never be a reason for such concerns.
Religious scriptures that cause people to do wierd things and sometime even dangerous things, like declare war. All in Gods name so therefore perfectly justifiable.
 
The mullahs hang an already-dead woman

Another unspeakable excess of the Iranian regime




A usually reliable Israeli expert on Iran posted further background information on this story that makes it even more horrifying (if such a thing is possible). I'm trying to find corroboration before posting it here.

I wonder if Bugsy is jealous that someone else has died twice now
 

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