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Trump to Iran: Want to Play “52 Pick Up”?

“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently. hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”   — (@realDonaldTrump) / Twitter

Decades back Democrats Most Favorite President Bartlet of The West Wing: Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world free of the fear of molestation? He could walk across the Earth unharmed, cloaked only in the protection of the words civis Romanus — I am a Roman citizen. So great was the retribution of Rome, universally understood as certain, should any harm befall even one of its citizens. Where was Morris’s protection, or anybody else on that airplane? Where was the retribution for the families, and where is the warning to the rest of the world that Americans shall walk this Earth unharmed, lest the clenched fist of the most mighty military force in the history of mankind comes crashing down on your house?!

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  • Geoff C. The Saltine January 4, 2020, 7:37 PM

    Do you think they will listen and hear. I don’t.
    Good by nukes,oil production and the red battle flag on top of their tallest mosque.
    And most of their leaders,I hope it adds up to 444.

  • Nori January 4, 2020, 9:05 PM

    How enormously refreshing is this?
    An American President. THIS American President standing up to virtually EVERY THING
    FLUNG at him.
    He Never Backs Down.

  • Casey Klahn January 4, 2020, 10:27 PM

    Yes very refreshing. Also, the lib blowback is interesting. If Clinton did the same, they’d be beating their chests. Fukkin dems love to start wars, and Trump is actually the least warlike president of my lifetime.

    Kind of hard, as I said previously, to prosecute a war against the great satan, when all of your leadership is crawling an inch off the dirt, and hiding behind grass.

  • bob sykes January 5, 2020, 4:36 AM

    The US can destroy Iran’s civilian and military infrastructure, but it cannot prevent retaliation. Most likely that would be a world-wide campaign of assassinations and terror bombings.

    We are in a tit-for-tat loop with Iran that now has taken on a life and direction of its own. No one is in control, and no one knows or can guess how it will grow and who will be entrained in its wake.

    Trump, who promised to end our pointless, unwinnable wars, has set us on course to yet another one, one much bigger than any of the ones he inherited.

    Has the coup already succeeded? When? With Kennedy’s murder? Is Trump a mere figurehead? Who is running the US? Netanyahu?

  • Randy January 5, 2020, 5:09 AM

    Iran has been at war with us for 40 years and to us has been mainly a distraction. We can easily destroy all the hard points, but to really defeat the older generation of hardliners all we need to do is support the younger generation’s counter revolution. The prior administration had a great opportunity but it was counter to their goals.

  • John Venlet January 5, 2020, 5:49 AM

    Who is running the US?

    A fair question, Bob, and one I ponder on myself. Current political events suggest that Deep State bureaucrats are pulling more levers of government power than they should, and their cast of supporting characters is quite varied; Military Industrial Complex entities, corporate interests who only have interest in dollars, and America hating, power lusting individuals currently serving in both houses of congress. Trump, hampered though he is by the before mentioned, is attempting as best he can to circumvent their interferences and return the control of running of the United States to where it belongs, by leading, rather than by being controlled by the various whims of those listed previously.


    You just had to disgrace yourself again, didn’t you Bob, by flying your anti-Semitic false flag.

  • Jack January 5, 2020, 6:20 AM

    Bob, a very minor event to remember is just how well the Japanese fared when the US decided it had had enough during WWII.

    The Iranians are always pissed about something and at the moment they are furious and embarrassed but if I were advising them I’d recommend they take this like a little man, reflect on just what assholes they are and begin to act like citizens of the world rather than religious psychos who hate everyone who isn’t a member of their club.

    I suspect that deep down their religious leaders who, for control of the population know this, but Iran is a theocracy and their mullah sand clerics, who have been predicting the emergence of their so-called Madhi, an Iranian messiah, aren’t about to let this go. They believe that only another world war will create the conditions for their Madhi’s return to judge the world and which will result in the the death of all infidels and paradise. Crazy runs deep, wide and dark in the Muslim world, viz, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the world that the madhi lives in a well in Iran.

    Yep, they are just that convinced.

  • Eric Gagnon January 5, 2020, 6:38 AM


    I agree 100% with Bob Syke’s comments, including his reference to Netanyahu and Israeli influence in the region. It’s a fact that Israel has been working to induce the United States into a conflict with Iran for some time now.

    I think that Israel has a disproportionate influence on our foreign policy and it’s high time for a re-alignment of this policy to serve the American people, not an American Empire that only benefits the Military-Industrial-Intelligence complex.

    It’s always offensive to me that everyone who raises this issue is branded an anti-Semite, which is an easy way to smear those who reasonably oppose our foreign policy being unduly driven by external influence by countries which include not only Israel, but Saudi Arabia as well.

    Bob is also correct in stating that what Trump has started could readily get out of control. Both Russia and China have interests and alliances in this region and an expanded Middle East conflict could lead to confrontation with a Russia-China alliance. A Google search on Russian hypersonic cruise missiles and Chinese carrier-killer missiles will reveal how extensively these countries have been preparing for this scenario.

  • ghostsniper January 5, 2020, 6:57 AM

    “…everyone who raises this issue is branded an anti-Semite…”
    Right there.
    I’ve been watching this sort of thing for decades, and still I wonder what is behind this stuff.
    Back about 2002 on the American Liberty site I asked what the deal is with Israel and the sysop banned my ass instantly. For 30 days. I rarely pick up that torch any more.

    I’ve known John for more than 10 years and believe him to be a mostly fair person. I also believe the written word can be easily mistook for something other than what the writer intended. I try to keep an open mind regarding the notion of Israel but as time passes and the secret continues, I have to wonder.

    Seems like nobody “out here” knows what the whole middle east thing is all about and even after about 20 years of heavy conflict still no information from the top is forthcoming. I’m talking, real info, not lies. I suspect the diminishing supply of oil worldwide is under it all but have no specific proof. And then that deal back in 1948 where certain persons in the US and elsewhere brought out the BIG hammer and created Israel out of whole cloth and told the rest of the world to just go FO.

    Most places these days would banish my ass for what I just wrote, so I don’t dabble in the subject too much. Will this be the one that gets me booted off this site? I’m a slave to my curiosity in all things.

  • Bunny January 5, 2020, 7:46 AM

    We shall see, GS. Not to go off topic, but what made me really wonder: Texans having to sign an anti-BDS pledge in order to receive disaster relief after flooding.
    I had no idea! I have no animus against Israel-plucky little Westernish country, long suffering people, etc. So I was raised and educated. But what in holy hell does BDS have to do with American citizens afflicted with the wreckage of a hurricane? How can their aid be contingent on denying them their right to free thought and speech? How can a foreign power have so much influence over the lives of Americans in their own homes? The almighty dollar uber alles. “’As Israel’s number one trading partner in the United States, Texas is proud to reaffirm its support for the people of Israel and we will continue to build on our historic partnership. Anti-Israel policies are anti-Texas policies, and we will not tolerate such actions against an important ally,’ Abbott declared…Texas and Israel have a long history of working together as valuable partners in the areas of agriculture, medicine, technology, defense, water management, cyber-intelligence and many other areas, and Texas-Israel trade now exceeds half a billion dollars per year with numerous trade missions, signed compacts and mutual development projects.”
    Ugh and to heck with that. It’s not right.

  • Vanderleun January 5, 2020, 7:47 AM

    Nope. Not that one, sniper. I have a lot of patience for that, but given that my first wife and my daughter and my two grandaughters are Jewish I can get a mite touchy, so its never carte blanche. And then there is my general feeling about the matter as expressed in…

    On the Most Ancient Virus to Infest the Human Soul ( First Published in 2004. Republished Because Reasons)

  • John The River January 5, 2020, 8:19 AM

    I went to a college on Long Island that functioned as a commuter school for the Jewish families. I met the first actual Jewish persons I’d ever known and had many friends. They taught me this little song…

    “Oh you holy sons of Moses!
    …with your crooked noses,
    Fight, Fight, Fight! For Israel!”

    At the end of the year, I went to Cape Cod to work on a fishing boat; they went to live on a kibbutz in Israel. It occurs to me now, I’ve fallen out of touch with all of them. That’s sad.

  • John Venlet January 5, 2020, 8:23 AM

    Eric, though I think you and Bob are both mostly mistaken in your view in regards to the alleged powerful influence of Israel over U.S. foreign policy, it is your view and you are welcome to it. This, though, I think is not factual:

    It’s a fact that Israel has been working to induce the United States into a conflict with Iran for some time now.

    Would it be a benefit to Israel if an Iranian/U.S. conflict could escalate? Undoubtedly, but it’s a far cry from that to statement, if it could be made, that Israel as forced the U.S. into doing so.

    I think that Israel has a disproportionate influence on our foreign policy and it’s high time for a re-alignment of this policy to serve the American people, not an American Empire that only benefits the Military-Industrial-Intelligence complex.

    I do not think that Israel has a disproportionate influence on U.S. foreign policy, except maybe in regards to the actual fact that within the Middle East Israel is factually the United States’ only true friend and ally. The Saudis, nor any other nation in the Middle East, is truly an American ally. As to your comment regarding an American Empire, there is no American Empire, unless you consider America’s holdings in Guam or Puerto Rico to be empire states.

    It’s always offensive to me that everyone who raises this issue is branded an anti-Semite,…

    I did not call Bob an anti-Semite, I stated that his statement was anti-Semitic. I did not mean to smear him personally.

    Bob is also correct in stating that what Trump has started could readily get out of control.

    Indeed it could escalate, Eric, but it’s been out of control for almost 20 years, now.

  • Bill Henry January 5, 2020, 8:58 AM

    I think several things.

    Israeli interests are WAAAAY over represented in our federal halls of government and office.

    The issue in the middle east has always been complicated and dangerous.

    The average Iranian is usually very pro USA.

    The pricks who run Iran are bullies and needed punched in the nose.

    China and Russia both know these facts as well.

    Nothing will come of this. Iran will bluster and pretend they are going to do something, but ultimately they will do nothing but back down.

    Donald Trump is a bad ass and I am so glad I did and will vote for him.

    Bill Henry

  • John Venlet January 5, 2020, 9:08 AM

    A question for those individuals who voice opinions that Israel has undue influence on United States foreign policy.

    If what you state is factual, why is it that the United States has rather permanent military bases in many Middle Eastern countries aligned against Israel, but only as of November 5, 2019 did the United States establish a military base in the Negev?

    In first, US establishes permanent military base in Israel

    Were all those other United States military bases in Middle Eastern countries aligned against Israel established because of Israel’s undue influence?

  • Tom Hyland January 5, 2020, 9:12 AM

    The US has been messing with Iran since at least 1953, when the CIA went in and overthrew the country’s elected government, and installed a puppet on behalf of Big Oil. Americans; including apparently Trump; have conveniently forgotten about this, but Iranians have not.
    This guy who was killed may have done a lot of bad stuff, but he – and many like him – was certainly provoked. Anybody with half a brain should understand that a regularly beaten dog is likely to become vicious. Solution: don’t beat the dog.

    I have no interest in or use for Iran, Islam, or anything else in the Middle East, but I also understand the basic principle of life: You get what you give. As Ron Paul put it, “They’re over here because we’re over there.” And we have no business over there, nor anywhere else outside the borders of our own country. None of this would be any kind of problem if the US were minding its own business, and following Thomas Jefferson”s advice: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations — entangling alliances with none.”
    I remember the Iran Hostage Crisis. Was it 52 of our people blindfolded and abused? It should have been no surprise to anybody that Americans in Iran were taken hostage when the US puppet regime was overthrown. Nor do the Americans in Baghdad (I gather there are thousands) belong there. The US simply hasn’t a moral leg to stand on in either situation. Trump coining a phrase like “52 targets” is childish, insulting… and really stupid. America should stop beating the dog.

  • butch January 5, 2020, 9:32 AM

    I can easily imagine these invertebrates mewling in December 1941, “Sure, the Pearl Harbor attack was bad. But if we retaliate, the Japanese will escalate and more Americans wll die.”

    If the primary goal of the “international community” is the avoidance of war, the bad actors will exploit that.

    Iran has been attacking us for 40 years with no consequences. Donny Two Scoops just told them there will be consequences.

  • Harry January 5, 2020, 9:54 AM

    When in doubt, join some of humanity’s grrreatist minds and blame da jooos. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/19/dc-councilman-blames-snow-jewish-family-controlling-climate-later-apologizes/437639002/
    On the other hand, I’m also slightly insulted that we’re being charged with influencing only American foreign policy.

  • Bunny January 5, 2020, 10:28 AM

    Fact, money talks.
    “Donations directly to candidates are perhaps more important in this primary cycle than ever before because the field is so large. An edge in donations allows a candidate to qualify for debates, keep paying their employees, buy more plane tickets (and Buttigieg has bought the most), show would-be voters and endorsers that the momentum is on their side…
    That’s why Jews can play a key role in the primaries, even though the Jewish populations in Iowa and New Hampshire are small. It’s well known in political circles that Jews vote at a higher rate than the general population. But if Jews in general are ‘supervoters,’ Wald said, they’re also ‘superdonors.'”
    These are all Jewish publications and can hardly be considered anti-Semitic.

  • steveaz January 5, 2020, 10:29 AM

    Bob, I don’t doubt that we’ll see some violent, incoherent flailing from Iran in the days ahead. Maybe, in their festering, the Mullah’s will do all of America a favor and put a cap in that Francophile crap-weasel, John Kerry. He’s been conning both sides of this ‘war’ ever since Obama was elected.

    This citizen won’t shed a tear if they do.

  • John Venlet January 5, 2020, 11:18 AM

    These are all Jewish publications and can hardly be considered anti-Semitic.

    That may be true, Bunny, but the quoted individual, Wald, could be, he is a professor, after all, and in all likelihood leans far left. Also, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that Wald, and others at the publications you reference, are infected with that ancient virus Gerard wrote about and linked earlier today in comments here, and to which Jewish individuals themselves are not immune.

  • Bunny January 5, 2020, 11:38 AM

    This is true, there is no monolithic Jewish opinion, but do you think they made up the stats? I don’t, but who knows these days.

  • John Venlet January 5, 2020, 11:48 AM

    … but do you think

    That I do not know, Bunny, but I do know that statistical data can be easily manipulated to support, sometimes, opposing positions. Grains of salt often need be applied.

  • James ONeil January 5, 2020, 12:37 PM

    Fools. Many posting here and elsewhere. That’s the kindest way I can put it, I’m not saying you’re traitors, fellow travelers, fifth columnists.

    We killed a guy who was wholesale killing Americans and others, you whine, ‘oh my, this might escalate their actions against us.’ What the hell is your acceptable number of American deaths 10 a month, 300 a year? Maybe we should just send them pallets of cash.

    ‘But they’re way over there, they’re not doing us any harm!’ The hell you say! We’ve imported them, they’re sitting in our halls of congress. You don’t want Sharia law here, you better not blink.

    ‘Israel has undue influence!’ I’ve read they were ready to take out Soleimani a while back but we told them don’t do that. Just out of curiosity, if neighbors were launching rockets in to our country, how many per day would you consider acceptable? We have one friend in the middle east and you guys want to shit on them.

    Yes fools is about the kindest term I can apply to you. I learned long ago that it’s impossible to have a logical argument with anybody that would wear a pussy hat, now I’d decided not even to try to have rational conversations with those that will ‘yea but’ argue against destroying terrorists.

    52 retaliatory targets? It’s a good start.

    I do feel a bit better getting this rant off my chest and no, of course, I’m not sorry if you’re offended by it.

  • old codger January 5, 2020, 12:39 PM

    Tom Hyland says: ” And we have no business over there, nor anywhere else outside the borders of our own country.”
    A wonderful sentiment, Tom. Are you personally as “stuck” in the 1820’s as your statement is?

    You may not be interested in nuclear war or biological warfare, but as yielded by a murderous 8th Century Death Cult (masquerading as a “religion”) THEY ARE INTERESTED IN YOU!

    And “NO” that distance over the ocean between our Lower 48 and the ME, is not the barrier it once was! Nor do those 8th Century barbarians need anything more than a few dozen anonymous shipping containers carried on tramp steamers slogging along at 15 knots, to threaten American port cities and their entire supporting hinterlands, with total destruction.

    Soooo, please grow up and consider these facts, DEEPLY!

  • CC January 5, 2020, 1:07 PM

    A stubborn, ignorant, selfish tribe, so sure that they themselves are the Right and Chosen and the rest of us are to be converted to the collective one way or the other – course they won’t listen – a lot like democrats in that respect.

  • ghostsniper January 5, 2020, 1:27 PM

    “And “NO” that distance over the ocean between our Lower 48 and the ME, is not the barrier it once was!”
    Iran is a lot closer than Nagasaki.
    Your assertion carries no weight.
    Now, if you’re talking about the gates of Ellis Island and the ability to pass “Go” unchallenged, you might have some merit.
    Again, the castle walls have ALREADY been compromised, from within.
    The gullibility of the average american, to not realize when he has been lied to repeatedly, is nothing short of appalling.

  • james wilson January 5, 2020, 1:41 PM

    Anti-Semitism is not a virus, Semitism is the virus. Anti-Semitism is the collection of quack cures to the virus.

  • Ed January 5, 2020, 1:58 PM

    Nice bunch of followers you have here at the Digest, Gerard. Just filled with the Spirit…

  • Tom Hyland January 5, 2020, 2:46 PM

    Yeah right, codger…. “they hate us for our freedoms….” …to quote one dumbass manipulated puppet that used to sit on Cheney’s lap. They hate us because we keep blowing up their countries and stealing their shit. The mass migrations of poor brown and black wouldn’t be happening if we’d stop all the mischief. Another quote, from the late great Carlin… “Why do you care so much about politicians? They don’t care about you.” There’s only one political party and it’s pro-war, pro-banks and pro-chaos. The American middle class is taking it in the shorts. We reap no benefit. Also… the American attention span… equivalent to a gnat… this weekend item we’re discussing so passionately will sound of crickets by Wednesday afternoon.

  • ghostsniper January 5, 2020, 6:10 PM

    Next thing you know the script will design Iran pulling a terrorist act right out in broad daylight (of course all the media will know forehand) at huge expense of american citizen lives on american soil and 7000 miles away a brand new parking lot will be created. Don your fodder hats folks cause you never know where that dark swan will land. Game on!

  • Nori January 5, 2020, 7:31 PM

    True dat,Ghost. We never know where that dark swan will land.
    The mullahs have had their most effective killer of Americans vaporized.Whatever’s been spooned into that Iranian flag-draped coffin is incapable of furthering their murderous regime.
    Note the apologizers praising this “revered military leader”.
    Note who has twittered how Awful Orange Man has nuked their Nuke Deal.

    Oh my. John Forbes Kerry may s**t himself to death.

  • Gordon Scott January 6, 2020, 6:29 AM

    Well, we don’t know what would happen if we just pulled up stakes and turtled up in our borders. We haven’t been there since what, 1880 or so?

    What happens if we stop conducting right of passage exercises through the waters China now claims, because they dredged up an island? I dunno. Probably Japan starts rearming big time. There’s a lot of bad feelings there.

    What happens if we stop combating the pirates in several places? It used to be that the Brits did that job, but they don’t have the ships anymore.

    What happens in the Middle East if we stop supplying Israel? We didn’t, you know, before 1973. Europe did, quietly, but they won’t now. The Israelis are not like American Jews. They will use the nukes they have rather than be overrun.

    The thing is, we have been in a war with Iran, since 1979. Obama tried to change that; who knew that it wasn’t just Valerie Jarrett, but half the FBI leadership that had ties to Iran? Perhaps it was a good idea to try to thaw things, but Obama was the wrong guy to do it.

    It’s going to be interesting.

  • Juliette January 6, 2020, 7:37 AM

    I know this is a simplistic response, but I believe in my bones that the US should operate on the “we won’t start a fight, but by God, we will end it” theory of warfare. Will it be bloody – yes. Will innocent people die – yes. Will it eventually be understood around the world – yes. Civis Romanus.

  • R Daneel January 6, 2020, 9:23 PM

    Both the Neo-Con/Commie Party (DNC) & the Mullahs are tempting MAGA America to hit the Pearl Harbor Switch. They need be careful what they wish for.

    “A fundamental truth: given a perceived need, there is no race more implacably murderous than White folk.” – Remus

    The Pearl Harbor Switch 
    Some Muslim Idiot on the Internet was telling me the other day about the Western Way of War. I paraphrase:

     “You guys will never beat the Muslims,” he opined, “Because Westerners are still nominally Christian, and Christians can’t fight wars the way they’d have to in order to beat us Muslims  … You guys would have to murder half of the world to stop the tide of jihad that would follow.”
    My reply to him:

    “Can do.

    “Non-whites do not understand White people. Muslims do not understand Christians. We Snow Folk seek peace and justice, and will go to tremendous lengths to avoid war and indiscriminate slaughter as per Jesus’ instruction. We hold back because, in general, no one ever poses a threat to us great enough to justify a full effort on our part. Nuking the Vietnamese or Saddam Hussein would have been like smashing a hamster with a tire iron: pointless and messy.”

    “‘Oh,” you say, “But there’s no way even the United States could kill the entire Muslim population of the planet.”

    “Care to bet? I guarantee you that right now, right this very minute, that there exists somewhere in the Pentagon a detailed, step-by-step plan for the destruction of Islam by means of military force, from the Ka’aba right down to the shabbiest plywood shawarma stand in Karachi. Do you really think that the United States lacks the capacity to carry out this plan? Friend, there are weapons in existence of which most people could never dream that could do the job in an afternoon.

    “We Americans burnt a million little Japanese kids to death just to win World War II. Do you think we’d hesitate to do the same or worse to little Towelhead kids in order to win World War III?

     “Yep, the old Ultraviolence is in our blood. It’s what made us the masters of Europe. It was all peace and flowers while the Neanderthals were no threat — but when it came down to ‘Who, Whom’, we sort of elected ourselves to the office of Who. Believe it: we Caucasians are psychologically capable of going from lazy, TV-watching fat-slob mode to dead-eyed mass-murderer mode at the flick of a psychological switch.

    “Call it the Pearl Harbor Switch.

    “Everyone knows that Switch is there. The whole reason for the War on Terror and everything that flowed from it was to keep that Switch from flipping. Bush and Obama put our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to deflect the righteous anger of White, Christian people from the actual backers of 9-11: the Saudis, and the worldwide network of assassins they fund and cover for. By sending in our boys to kick a little strawman ass, Bush and Obama kept Whitey’s fingers far enough away from the Pearl Harbor Switch to keep it from being flipped.

    “My advice to you and to all your fellow Muslims can be summed up in six simple words: Don’t Make Us Flip That Switch.”
    Posted by chasmatic at 7:00 AM

  • Bunny January 7, 2020, 3:33 PM

    “The whole reason for the War on Terror and everything that flowed from it was to keep that Switch from flipping. Bush and Obama put our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to deflect the righteous anger of White, Christian people from the actual backers of 9-11: the Saudis, and the worldwide network of assassins they fund and cover for.”
    Well, that was certainly a miscarriage of justice, then. Too bad for the whipping boys.

  • Georgiaboy61 January 7, 2020, 9:01 PM

    @ Bunny

    Re: “Bush and Obama put our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to deflect the righteous anger of White, Christian people from the actual backers of 9-11: the Saudis, and the worldwide network of assassins they fund and cover for.”

    Among the al-Qaeda operatives who undertook the 9-11-2001 operation, there was not a single Iranian, nor a single Shi’ite. Al-Qaeda, like its founder, Osama Bin Laden, was/is a Sunni terrorist-jihad group, one whose members overwhelmingly come from the Sunni Arab world.

    The Islamic State, what some call ISIS, is also an explicitly Sunni group, staffed mostly by Arabs, but some other Muslims from the greater Middle East as well. It was founded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, of whom the first two are Arab nations, and all three principles were/are Sunni in orientation. The Arabs “stood up” the group with twenty-five jumbo jets worth of supplies, military equipment, weapons, and ammunition.

    Once IS/ISIS had been in operation a while, the Turks took over supplying and sustaining the group. Bilal Erdogan, the son of the current President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan, was caught red-handed a few years ago, running an entire fleet of Turkish-flagged oil tankers, smuggling illicit ISIS oil to market, the proceeds from which funded their operations.

    ISIS has been the spearhead for the demographic invasion now taking place in western/northern Europe, as its “soldiers of Allah” murder, rape, pillage, and commit other acts of jihad across the continent.

    So ponder the peculiar situation in which the people of the U.S. find themselves: The reality is that the vast majority of terror/jihad attacks taking place in the world originate from the Sunni Muslim world, in particular the Arab world, i.e., Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, etc.

    Even though Iran and its Shi’ite colleagues commit plenty of terrorism, their effort pales in comparison to the Sunnis, who are much better-funded, more-numerous and have achieved far-greater success in their great jihad against the West.

    Yet, time and again, Iran is singled out as the nexus of terror – and nothing is said about the Sunnis, including the Sunni Arabs, whom our elites and ruling class assure us are our “staunch allies and friends,” notwithstanding the facts of their conduct.

    Why should the Sunni Arabs receive such leniency? At the risk of being sarcastic, could it have anything to do with the fact that the petrodollar system is entirely based upon keeping the Saudis and their fellow Arabs placated and happy? Could it be because the U.S. federal government and banking system are completely addicted to the easy money and cheap credit offered by our “friends” from the sands of the Middle East?

    The ugly truth of the matter is that the U.S. President and the two Houses of Congress – our executive and legislative branches – do not run the country. The deep-state and its tentacles – including those originating in the Arab Middle East – actually do so. If the Saudi king calls and says “Jump!,” whoever is CIC has to ask “How high?” – and then do what the Arabs want, or else risk having the economic rug pulled out from under us.

    Our nation cannot begin to become free and prosperous again until it kicks its narcotics-like addiction to the easy money and cheap credit the Saudis et al. supply. Only at that point can their hand be removed from the tiller steering the ship of our foreign policy, and only then can we treat the Sunni Muslims like the de facto enemies they in fact are.

    Beware the smiling sheik whose hidden hand conceals a dagger aimed at your back….