How much revenge? Is war still on horizon?

Tom Camfield
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Posted 1/15/20

“Who will take revenge for my father?”asked Zeinab.

“Everyone,” Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, replied to her. “Everyone will take revenge . . . We will avenge …

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How much revenge? Is war still on horizon?

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“Who will take revenge for my father?”asked Zeinab.
“Everyone,” Hassan Rouhani, president of Iran, replied to her. “Everyone will take revenge . . . We will avenge his blood; don’t you worry.” Rouhani visited Soleimani’s family and told them that the U.S. had committed one of history’s unforgettable crimes against the Iranian nation.

“The Americans did not realize what a grave mistake they made. They will suffer the consequences 0f such criminal nature not early today, but also throughout the years to come,” he said. Iran’s supreme commander, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also warned that “the continuing fight and ultimate victory will be more bitter for the murderers and criminals.”

Soon after the drone-explosion killing, the Iran military mistakenly launched a missile that downed a passenger jet at the Tehran airport, killing all 176 aboard. This proved be a temporary street-demonstration diversion against the Ayatollah’s regime. But soon after that another 56 Iranians were crushed to death in a stampede during the funeral for Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman, with another 200 severely injured.

Anti-American sentiment remained strong, and Soleimani’s daughter Zeinab had plenty to say on that occasion. She warned the families of American soldiers that their loved ones would soon die. Speaking for the family at her father’s funeral, she said,’The U.S. and Zionism must know that my father’s martyrdom will further awaken people in the axis of resistance and tear down their spider nests.” She also warned that “the families of American troops in West Asia who have witnessed the U.S. humiliation in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen will be awaiting news of the death of their children.”

Zaineb also described a list of terrorist group leaders who could aid in killing Americans to help her father: “Secretary-General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement Seyed Hassan Nasralla, Syrian President Bashar al-Hassad, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah, or leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi.”

I’m not big on the knowledge of symbolism or internal politics in the civilizations of the Middle East. However, I will be on personal high alert Jan. 28. The next major Muslim holiday I see coming up appears to be the anniversary of the martyrdom of Fatimah on that date this year, and there is a lot of father-daughter similarity.

“Fāṭimah bint Muḥammad (born 604 – died 632) is the youngest daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and Khadijah, wife of Ali and mother of Hasan and Hussein, and one of the members of Ahl al-Bayt. She is the object of the veneration, love, and respect of all Muslims, as she was the child closest to her father and supported him in his difficulties, was the supporter and loving caretaker of her own husband and children, and was the only child of Muhammad to have male children live beyond childhood, whose descendants are spread throughout the Islamic world and are known as Sayyids. The 11th century dynasty ruling Egypt at the time of the Crusades, the Fatimids, claimed descent from Fatimah.”

But perhaps the Muslims will hold off until a more blood-thirsty male holiday on which to wreak their revenge—in, say, Donald’s adoptive new state of Florida, which he is eyeing for the Electoral College vote later this year—at the Muslim-free spa known as Mar-a-Lago. That might be a good place to avoid for a while.

AND MEANWHILE, what does Donald spend his time concerned with? Starting a war or maybe preventing one? Making a 10-foot putt, enhancing his personal image . . . the 2020 election?

He seems to spend all of his time conducting pep rallies or playing golf. At a rally in Ohio on Thursday night, Trump claimed that he deserved credit for the Nobel Peace Prize recently awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. "I made a deal. I saved a country. And I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country. I said, 'What? Did I have something do with it?' Yeah," Trump said. "But you know, that's the way it is. As long as we know, that's all that matters."

Trump last year offered to help negotiate an agreement between the Ethiopian prime minister and Egypt's prime minister over a dam on the Nile. But Ahmed was awarded the prestigious prize for negotiating a peace deal between Ethiopia and neighboring Eritrea following 20 years of bloody conflict. Trump had nothing to do with these peace negotiations.

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Justin Hale

Soleimani was a bad actor, responsible for the deaths of many including some Americans and he should have been taken out a long time ago but the previous POTUS didn't have the courage to do it. So you go ahead and shed copious tears for his family, my thoughts are with the Family of the US citizen who was killed in that Iranian missile strike, Dec 27th. That man was Nawres Hamid an Iraqii born US naturalized citizen working as an interpreter in Iraq, he leaves behind a wife and two young boys.

Tom you wrote: "the Muslim-free spa known as Mar-a-Lago". Not true Tom, "At his New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump made a point of singling out a friend in the crowd: Hussain Sajwani. “Hussain and the whole family, the most beautiful people,” Trump said." Muslims Tom.

Not only does Mar-A-Lago NOT ban Muslims but, "Trump fans are fuming at the president’s signature Florida resort after Mar-a-Lago canceled an anti-Muslim group’s fundraiser starring conservative columnist Michelle Malkin."

Thursday, January 16
Tom Camfield

Takes me a few days or more, due to injury, to rough out a blog or any sort of decent answer‚ so I'll just drop in this story, which is the first thing I found when turning the Internet.

https://www.houmatoday.com/zz/news/20191123/welcome-to-trump-season-at-mar-a-lago-oasis-as-impeachment-looms

Thursday, January 16
Justin Hale

I went to the site you cited,,,,so what? The Trump organization handling Trump's properties while he is POTUS are free to book anyone they want, this IS still a free country. Not surprising that they would be booking Conservative organizations.

I do share the criticism that the POTUS should be limiting their travels at taxpayer expense, I would be in favor of Congress tightening the purse strings. Did you make the same criticism of the O'Bama administration's abuse of their travel expenses? I'm guessing not.

Glad to see you are able to contribute your blog, it has spawned many hours of "research" on my part, which I might not have done otherwise.

Thursday, January 16

The name is President Barrack Obama, he earned that title.

Friday, January 17
Justin Hale

I noticed that no-name didn't bother to correct Tom's writing, " what does Donald spend his time",.....or "Trump claimed that".

As the duly elected POTUS doesn't President Donald John Trump deserve the same respect in your mind?

Saturday, January 18
Tom Camfield

I think No-Name is correct, that PRESIDENT Obama earned the title. I have yet to use the title with the name Trump—except when rarely required to do so by a quote.

Saturday, January 18
Fred Camfield

I notice that Zaineb provided us with a hit list for future drone strikes.

As to all the Middle East turmoil which dates back to the Muslim civil war that erupted following the death of the Prophet Mohammed - Tom did not mention our descent our descent from the Fourth Caliph - those ancestors about 1,500 years ago were among the first refugees from the conflicts in the Middle East. I think people have mis-interpreted Tom's blog - it is a warning about the consequences of getting involved in a long running civil war between Muslim factions. Trump, among others, has no understanding of either the history of the area, or the nature of the conflicts - he rambles about sowing discord and ignoring consequences he leaves in his wake. Conflicts between Muslims and Christians date back at least 1,000 years to the Crusades, when events also caused conflicts between Roman Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox religion. Trouble spilled over into the Balkans which has people from all three groups (Catholics, Muslims, and Eastern Orthodox) all of whom hate each other. We had ancestors involved in various parts of this mess from the beginning. The United States should stay out of it, and quit stirring things up.

Saturday, January 18
Justin Hale

That's the thing about you Trump-haters Tom, didn't get your way at the ballot box so you btich and moan about everything Trump for four years. I totally agree with Alan Dershowitz about the impeachment, beware of what you wish for.

By the way can you tell me what Barack Obama did to deserve a Noble Prize?

Saturday, January 18
Justin Hale

Fred,

" The United States should stay out of it, and quit stirring things up."

The U.S. stepped into that mess a long time ago. I'm betting that whatever Trump does the haters will find fault with it.

Saturday, January 18
Tom Camfield

At the moment I'm sort of with the student protestors in Iran who are opposing the Ayatollah government—but I'm not ready to involve U.S. troops in any way. Meanwhile, when Donald does something of which I approve, Justin will be the first to know.

Sunday, January 19
Justin Hale

" Justin will be the first to know.".....I'll not hold my breath.

I also support the Iranians who have had enough of this Muslim state BS. I have known a few Persian families and they are really great people, I'm amazed that the masses in Iran have put up with that BS for all these years. I agree, we need to stay the hel out of that.

Sunday, January 19