Go Back   Professional Soldiers ® > At Ease > General Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2020, 18:29   #76
Badger52
Area Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western WI
Posts: 4,913
POTUS tweeted some eloquent words of encouragement in both English & Farsi to the students rioting after the IRGC fessed up to their "mistake" with the airliner. The Iranians' shit-sandwich is getting super-sized.
__________________
"Civil Wars don't start when a few guys hunt down a specific bastard. Civil Wars start when many guys hunt down the nearest bastards."

The coin paid to enforce words on parchment is blood; tyrants will not be stopped with anything less dear. - QP Peregrino

Last edited by Badger52; 01-11-2020 at 20:10.
Badger52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2020, 19:46   #77
CSB
Quiet Professional
 
CSB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 1,109
I wish he would tweet something like “Just because the Ayatollah’s mother took his diaper off his ass and wrapped it around his head does not mean he must be the dictator of Iran. Take back your country!”
CSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2020, 20:12   #78
Badger52
Area Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western WI
Posts: 4,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by CSB View Post
I wish he would tweet something like “Just because the Ayatollah’s mother took his diaper off his ass and wrapped it around his head does not mean he must be the dictator of Iran. Take back your country!”
LMAO. Take back what I said about Trump; now THAT is eloquent.
__________________
"Civil Wars don't start when a few guys hunt down a specific bastard. Civil Wars start when many guys hunt down the nearest bastards."

The coin paid to enforce words on parchment is blood; tyrants will not be stopped with anything less dear. - QP Peregrino
Badger52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2020, 23:12   #79
EricV
Guerrilla
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: S.E. Pa.
Posts: 116
Be interesting if the Iranian protesters start waving US flags like they did in Hong Kong.

Time to send in some A teams
__________________
The shovel is brother to the gun
EricV is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2020, 09:07   #80
EricV
Guerrilla
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: S.E. Pa.
Posts: 116
The first step is to Not Step...


https://twitter.com/gesfandiari/stat...376183811?s=21
__________________
The shovel is brother to the gun
EricV is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 02:16   #81
Flagg
Area Commander
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,273
Here’s hoping an indigenous Persian Solidarity-like movement emerges, to expand opposition of the theocracy and IRGC beyond the progressive university types to include the broader and far more numerous working class.

Even if unsuccessful, it could be a forcing function on IRGC’s focus more towards internal regime continuity than further external stupidity that could get them nuked.
Flagg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 13:14   #82
TOMAHAWK9521
Quiet Professional
 
TOMAHAWK9521's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,055
Despite everything that has happened, I'm interested to see how well Soleimani will hold up against his colleagues in the upcoming debate.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Latest Dem Primary Numbers.jpg (72.9 KB, 46 views)
__________________
"It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live." -Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
TOMAHAWK9521 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 13:43   #83
cbtengr
Area Commander
 
cbtengr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,405
Quote:
Originally Posted by TOMAHAWK9521 View Post
Despite everything that has happened, I'm interested to see how well Soleimani will hold up against his colleagues in the upcoming debate.
Pete has requested extra security and refuses to debate one on one with him regardless of which rooftop the debate is to be held on. Joe will not debate him until they have squared off in a push up contest in Carver Hawkeye Arena. Pocahantas has offered him a spot on the her ticket, says they will be a perfect match as her DNA shows she is distantly related to a former Persian King. And Bernie is well he's just mad.
__________________
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
cbtengr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 14:37   #84
Badger52
Area Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western WI
Posts: 4,913
Nicely done gentlemen.
__________________
"Civil Wars don't start when a few guys hunt down a specific bastard. Civil Wars start when many guys hunt down the nearest bastards."

The coin paid to enforce words on parchment is blood; tyrants will not be stopped with anything less dear. - QP Peregrino
Badger52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 20:28   #85
Badger52
Area Commander
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western WI
Posts: 4,913
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flagg View Post
Here’s hoping an indigenous Persian Solidarity-like movement emerges, to expand opposition of the theocracy and IRGC beyond the progressive university types to include the broader and far more numerous working class.
From your lips....
Iranian Journalists Quit (full FNC article here)

Quote:
At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, and another left a while back, apologizing for "the 13 years I told you lies" to her supporters as Tehran grapples with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.

Gelare Jabbari posted an apology on an Instagram that appears to have been deleted.

“It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed," the post read, according to The Guardian. "Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”

Two news anchors at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting thanked their supporters in separate statements.
These are watershed moments. It is one thing in a country, as Flagg stated, to see "progressive" (different than the US Commies in the Demokrat party) young people in a mass like this, with such outrage. It is another when members of the establishment working class join them and rebel against the repression so publicly. THAT is actually a huge gesture because it is also these young peoples' parents that watched these journalists for the last couple decades.

__________________
"Civil Wars don't start when a few guys hunt down a specific bastard. Civil Wars start when many guys hunt down the nearest bastards."

The coin paid to enforce words on parchment is blood; tyrants will not be stopped with anything less dear. - QP Peregrino
Badger52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 22:00   #86
Flagg
Area Commander
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 1,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by Badger52 View Post
From your lips....
Iranian Journalists Quit (full FNC article here)



These are watershed moments. It is one thing in a country, as Flagg stated, to see "progressive" (different than the US Commies in the Demokrat party) young people in a mass like this, with such outrage. It is another when members of the establishment working class join them and rebel against the repression so publicly. THAT is actually a huge gesture because it is also these young peoples' parents that watched these journalists for the last couple decades.

It’s times like this that I wish I could read Farsi.

I’m limited to the handful of Dari phrases I learned(and forgot) working with Shi’a Hazara in Afghan.

Getting an unbiased and raw sense of news media would be awesome.

Let’s hope there’s offset/non-attributable money and resources flooding into Iran to fuel working class based “sparks”.

QRHELPFUL 2.0

It would be interesting to learn how Iran’s working class is organised.

Unions, athletic clubs, community hubs, etc and what level of surveillance/influence/control IRGC has on them.

I distinctly remember when Solidarity won, and the cascade that followed.

I’m hopeful we can see the same again with Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China, and Russia.
Flagg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2020, 13:12   #87
EricV
Guerrilla
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: S.E. Pa.
Posts: 116
Look what happens when there's a Veteran in the House...

“If you walk out this hallway, and you take a right and a right and another right, you’re going to come to several beautiful walls that have the names of our fallen service members from the War on Terror,” Mast began. “And I would ask, can any of you provide me with one name on that wall that doesn’t justify killing Soleimani?”

The congressman noted that he still had two minutes and thirty seconds of time left and would “be more than happy” to sit there and wait for an answer.

“Somebody provide me with a name on that wall that does not justify his killing,” he said.


Crickets...


https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/14/g...-of-soleimani/
__________________
The shovel is brother to the gun
EricV is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 21:01.



Copyright 2004-2019 by Professional Soldiers ®
Site Designed, Maintained, & Hosted by Hilliker Technologies