RIP . Sir Roger Scruton.
English philosopher and writer.
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RIP . Sir Roger Scruton.
English philosopher and writer.
just watching the last hour of - The Straight Story . David Lynch fact - based drama about Alvin Straight , who drives hundreds of miles across America to visit his dying brother.
Very good made me think of the Grateful Dead roadie who embarked on a 3,500 mile trip on a lawnmower from Alaska to Virginia to claim a home his mother had left him .
A couple of reports of his journey -
iranian regime killed 1,500 of their own people in 1 week
More from Maajid
Iranian detest Soleimani
The guy I quoted - Maajid Nawaz is a muslim , perhaps he's using his Islamophobia to construct his own justified narrative .
The group that emerged from the Mujahideen / Jihad was partly fomented by some Pashtun warlords in Afghanistan , Saudi finances/influences and salafi and Wahhabi Madrasas in Pakistan, long before Russia invaded. True the US tried to use these forces against the Russians.
What about Irans actions ? To quote Maajid Nawaz - " attacking UK ship in Hormuz, kidnapping sailors,missiles at Aramco,downing US drone,killing US contractor& raiding US embassy,Iran had already effectively declared war "
He was head of the elite Quds force and was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.
His death is a severe blow to the ruling mullahs. He was considered to be the most influential man in the Islamic Republic after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini and had considerable influence in dictating the Iranian regime's foreign policy.
He wasn't boasting when he wrote in a message to US general David Petraeus -
"... you should know that I Qassem Suleimani, control the policy of Iran with respect to Iraq , Lebanon, Gaza and Afghanistan, "
The Quds force supplied many sophisticated explosives in Iraq including IED's that along with causing the deaths of many Americans were also responsible for the deaths of many Iraqis.
Under his leadership the Quds force was responsible for the failed attempts to bomb the Saudi and Israeli embassies in the US, and to assassinate then-Saudi Ambassador to the US Adel Al-Jubeir . They were also responsible for the assassination of Lebanon's Sunni Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
Soleimani successfully made alliances with many non shiite terror groups and militias including Al- Qaeda and it was under his leadership that Irans military was implicated in the 9/11 attacks -
Iran has provided some Al-Qaeda leaders with travel documents and a safe haven.
He revelled in offensive operations over defensive ones and can be seen in selfies he took with his troops and proxies on battlefields in countries, including Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq. He was previously sanctioned by the US, Switzerland and the UN Security Council via Resolution 1747, and on America's Specially Designated Global Terrorists list.
Soleimani's tactics were anchored in creating unrest in other countries from which the regime could benefit , he once stated -
" Today, Iran's victory or defeat no longer takes place in Mehran and Khorramshahr. Our boundaries have expanded, and we must witness victory in Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria. This is the fruit of the Islamic revolution."
Maybe with the ruling mullahs in power, Iran will continue to create instability in the middle east and the lands they want to control such as Iraq, Syria, Yemen,Lebanon, parts of Gaza and Venezuela along with creating antagonism with the west , Israel and America.
Nice to see top jumps racing trainers and old foes Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls awarded OBE s.
Forest Gump last night, Pulp Fiction now.
Both very good .
Happy Alban Arthan.
Watched Bad Santa 2 last night , have seen it before . Found it very funny but had been on the old vaporiser.
it makes perfect sense, that now Boris has been voted In the underclass will suffer , all ratonal thought suggest this , and thats why,the underclass said " no thanks Jezza , we don't believe you and voted Bozza " .
I agree that Corbyn should stay on , he really does seem to appeal to your average working class voter that lives outide London.
Thanks for that Marshlander . That was a very good , insigthful article
Made sense to me , guess people's opinions differ .
No , I don't see why I should summarise the articles for the benefit of people that can't be arsed to read them . They're not that long are well written and i found them to be a good read on a Sunday afternoon.
That's my opinion anyway ,
listened to this today , pretty good, Jezbollahs brother Piers , weather forecaster who owns forecasting website WeatherAction talking about climate change , Brexit , labour party and many other issues. Might not have been in agreement with some things but well worth a listen.
Happy Samhain .
have looked on Interweb , it's seems to have gone , bastard goat shagger Erdogan , it'll turn up somewherel
makes sense Chriski , I'm pissed off I can't find my old erdogan goat shagger anywhere ,
even if your claims are bollocks and don't stand upto questiong and scrutiny as demonstrated by Andrew Neil s interview .
Sorry Keith , hadn't really read your post .
katy cider and whisky
Lol yes , good call comrade Chrisky 😂