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War As A Means Of Distraction

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Ellen Brown, May 15, 2019.

  1. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Well-Known Member
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    The sudden sabre rattling over Iran's activities seems ludicrous. People should understand that Iraq is close to half Shia Muslim. Precisely why that is any concern of America, I do not know. Between Iraq and Iran there is a large part of the world's oil. Greed, greed and more greed.
     
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  2. sooda

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    We aren't going to take their oil.

    Iran's population is about 82,000,000 people, and Islam is the religion of 99.4% of Iranians. Nearly 90% of Iranians are Shi'a and about 10% are Sunni. Most Sunnis in Iran are Kurds, Larestani people (from Larestan), Turkomen, and Baluchs, living in the northwest, northeast, south, and southeast. Almost all of Iranian Shi'as are Twelvers.

    Islam in Iran - Wikipedia
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Iran
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    What's sudden about it?
     
  4. Woberts

    Woberts The Perfumed Seneschal

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    Possibly because it was quieter a few years ago.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    I noticed it getting pretty noisy in 2016.
     
  6. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Don't worry. Nobody wants to hurt the Iranian people. Just those people who work in government, our government wants dead.
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    Why is it OK for our government to want theirs dead,
    but not vice versa?
     
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  8. sooda

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    The drone attacks from Yemen on Saudi oil tankers is especially stupid and provocative.
     
  9. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I'm sure Iranian leaders would love to topple the U.S. government.

    If they had the means, they probably would.
     
  10. sooda

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    IMO they are the dumbest bunch on the planet. They virtually straddle the oil corridor.
     
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    Then it quieted down for a little bit.
     
  12. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    They hold grudges like nobodys business. And I thought my wife's Irish family was bad.
     
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  13. sooda

    sooda Well-Known Member

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    No kidding..

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  14. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Lol... look at all that oil -potential dollars..! Yet, making atomic bombs is more important.

    Literally, they are poor because they hold grudges and have bad intentions.
     
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    Sister, like Quran warns and give good news at the same, believers tend to face oppression when they rise and are patient for God's sake, and God will deliver them and destroy their oppressors.

    The Mahdi will save the believers from their oppressors, a promise repeated, and if the whole world rejects the Mahdi, they will be destroyed like Noah's people were destroyed and like many destroyed cities or nations faced when rejecting God's Messengers.

    The Mahdi is not a Prophet however but he is chosen by God and is by which the final day of God before the day of judgment will take place.
     
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    Many time did disbelievers plan to extinguish God's light and that is why they want to attack Iran, everything else is false justification, but God will destroy their plans and destroy their building from the foundations so their roof comes falling.

    The Mahdi is a binding promise in the Quran though his title or name is not explicitly mentioned.
     
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    There is no mention of the Mahdi in the Koran..
     
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    Yes, not by name, but by description he is there most repeated subject in Quran actually.
     
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    Is that Shia belief?
     
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    I don't know, haven't taken a census, just know what I see in Quran, this is true for me.
     
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