25 January 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus Massacre

BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping said China was facing a “grave situation” as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 41, overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday. China also announced further transport restrictions. With more than 1,400 people infected worldwide, most of them in China, Hong Kong declared a virus emergency, scrapped celebrations and restricted links to mainland China. Australia confirmed its first four cases on Saturday, Malaysia confirmed four and France reported Europe’s first cases on Friday, as health authorities around the world scrambled to prevent a pandemic.

The Chinese love to brag how powerful they have become.  Powerful in economy, technology and science.  And let's give credit where credit is due: it was a Chinaman who created the world's first CRISPR baby, which is a cuter way of saying Frankenstein baby. The Chinaman disregarded Western scientific ethics and protocols and just went ahead and tinkered with the genes of twins in utero (while crossing his fingers, I guess).  Hey, national prestige is at stake.  And the Chinese have given us TikTok, too.  So, yeah, China has done a few modern things.

But. . .

The Chinese seriously need to upgrade the way they pick up their evening dinners before we permanently move them from peasant class.  Can they get a Trader Joe's or at least an Aldi over there before they spread every fucking kind of animal pestilence all over the world?  Yeah, that's right, this latest Chinese germ, just like the last one, originated in one of their infamous *wet markets.*  Here's the details:

The coronavirus spreading in China and the SARS outbreak of 2003 have two things in common: Both are from the coronavirus family, and both started in wet markets. At such markets, outdoor stalls are squeezed together to form narrow lanes, where locals and visitors shop for cuts of meat and ripe produce. A stall selling hundreds of caged chickens may abut a butcher counter, where uncooked meat is chopped as nearby dogs watch hungrily. Vendors hock skinned hares, while seafood stalls display glistening fish and shrimp. Wet markets put people and live and dead animals — dogs, chickens, pigs, snakes, civets, and more — in constant close contact. That makes it easy for a virus to jump from animal to human. The specific market where the outbreak is believed to have begun is the Huanan Seafood Market. The coronavirus that emerged there has so far killed 26 people and infected more than 900. 
Coronaviruses are zoonotic diseases, meaning they spread to people from animals. In the case of SARS, and likely this Wuhan coronavirus outbreak as well, bats were the original hosts. The bats then infected other animals, which transmitted the virus to humans. "Poorly regulated, live animal markets mixed with illegal wildlife trade offer a unique opportunity for viruses to spillover from wildlife hosts into the human population," the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement.

Anyway. . .

Whenever one of these viruses breakout in China (or Africa, like ebola, remember?), they become big stories in the West, for FEAR of the virus reaching its antiseptic shores. . .

The coronavirus ain't nothing much more than a bad cold, unless it spreads to your lungs, where it can then cause pneumonia and kill weaklings (old people, particularly). 

Even if the virus were to become pandemic, most people who get it will survive. . .

People die from the flu every year, and though there is usually a flu scare in the news at the beginning of every flu season (get your flu shot, citizen!), it doesn't grab the headlines like this coronavirus.  Why?  

Because this coronavirus is a NEW threat of death. . .

Any new threat of death always provokes anxiety. . .

Most people are terrified of death, and spend life disassociated from it.  

Flu, cancer, heart disease, pianos falling on our heads, all the known ways we can die are packed safely away in the closet of our subconscious, like Christmas decorations stored in the basement until Jingle Bells are heard and then the tree and the lights pop back up into our conscious mind.  The coronavirus is a death knell, and its bells ring up our inevitable funeral march. . .

People desperately try to live as if they won't die. . .and then along comes this Chinese firecracker virus to remind us otherwise.

But. . .

Is death so bad?

I suspect most people believe there is nothing after death.

Well, there was nothing before existence, and we didn't seem to mind that.  Of course you say, well, now we have tasted existence, and don't want to say goodbye to ourselves and go back into nothingness.  

But you won't even know you are nothing. . .in that regard, you are eternal, you will never be aware of your nothingness.  

That's if there is nothing after death. . .

If there is something after death, one can only imagine.  The possibilities are limitless.  Some good, some bad.  The unknown outcome is dreadful.  Better to stay here, no matter how awful our lives are, than risk the unknown outcome.  That is why so few people kill themselves.  Better to stay here, where we can hope *things will get better,* which is the dominant world-wide faith.

There are other faiths, more substantial than the faith of *things will getter.*  These are also known as *religions.*  I don't know enough about the Eastern religions and Islam to know if they provide their followers any relief from the fear of death.  

Christianity promises a glorious life-after-death to its adherents. . .and yet most Christians, at least, American Christians, seem just as terrified of death as infidels.  They have themselves hooked up to every hospital gadget, pump themselves full of every chemical treatment, just like infidels, to avoid being with Jesus.  Does that make sense?  Only if most Christians really have no faith, that their *religion* is just some sort of cultural ID bracelet to distinguish themselves from the others, and, like a rabbit's foot, perhaps bring them some life-after-death good luck.

What about the True Christian Believer?  Could a True Christian Believer have any fear of death?  You may offer Matthew 7:21 - 23:

Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity. 

Thus a True Christian Believer may have only deceived himself his whole life, only to be exposed and condemned by the Lord *in that day.*  Isn't this enough to cause even the supposed True Christian Believer to tremble?

I think not.  Because for one to imagine himself a True Christian Believer, he must have the awareness Jesus' judgment is true.  True and unquestionable.  Therefore, if *in that day,* His Lord exposes him as a fraud, he will nonetheless have the eternal comfort in outer darkness that justice has been served.  He will thank Jesus for forcing him to see the truth about himself.  For as Jesus said:

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. . .

11 January 2020

The Time Has Come For The Iranian People To Kick The Supreme gOOfball To The Curb

11 January 2020: Iran's clerical rulers risk a legitimacy crisis as popular anger has boiled up at the way the state handled a passenger plane crash, which the military took three days to admit was caused by an Iranian missile fired in error. Amid mounting public fury and international criticism, the belated admission of blame by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards has squandered the national unity seen after the killing of the country's most influential commander in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq on Jan. 3. Huge crowds had turned out on the streets of Iranian cities to mourn Qassem Soleimani's death, chanting "Death to America". But since the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed on Wednesday - an incident Canada and the United States said early on was due to an Iranian missile albeit fired by mistake - social media has been ablaze with criticism of the establishment. All 176 people on board the plane, en route from Tehran to Kiev, were killed.

"It is a very sensitive time for the establishment. They face a serious credibility problem. Not only did they conceal the truth, they also mismanaged the situation," said a senior former official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran's clerics have swept aside challenges to their grip on power. But the kind of distrust between the rulers and the ruled that erupted in protests last year may now have deepened. Video clips on Twitter showed protesters in Tehran on Saturday chanting "Death to the dictator," a reference to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Reuters could not independently verify the footage. It followed a welter of criticism in Iran. Iran's state news agency confirmed protests had erupted.

The Guards issued an apology for shooting down the plane, saying air defences were fired in error during a state of high alert. Iran had expected U.S reprisals after it retaliated for Soleimani's killing by firing missiles at Iraqi bases where U.S. troops were stationed. One hardline official said the mistake should not be turned into a political weapon against the establishment and the Guards, a parallel force to the conventional army that answers directly to Khamenei and is a guardian of the theocratic system. "Let's avoid being so harsh. It was a sensitive time and everyone was nervous. You cannot ignore what the Guards have done to protect the nation and this country since the revolution," the security official told Reuters.

It has not been a good week for Iran's Supreme gOOfball Ali Khamenei, to say the least. . .

He began the week orchestrating one of the great Dog and Pony Shows in human history.  With typical menacing muslim rhetoric he vowed Great Satan America would face *severe revenge* while raising the red flag of vengeance over the Jamarkaran mosque and parading Soleimani's dead body all over Iran in multiple million man funerals.

One must give the Supreme gOOfball an A for hype. . .but an F for execution (unless you think accidentally executing your own people is a great achievement).

Yes, after all the hype, the Supreme gOOfball's *severe revenge* turned out to be nothing more than a few potholes in an Iraqi airbase, as he was too terrified of Trump's response to actually target American servicemen, the million man funerals actually ended up killing 56 Iranian citizens in stampedes, and, worst of all, the incompetent Iranian air defense actually shot down a commercial jetliner, killing nearly 150 additional Iranian citizens.

The Supreme gOOfball's spokesmen denied for 3 days Iran shot down the jet, but the truth could not be hid, and the Supreme gOOfball had to take a big bite out of a shit sandwich and admit the humiliating truth: his proud nation had urinated all over itself in its biggest moment.

Nervous and fearful by their own admission:

Let's avoid being so harsh. It was a sensitive time and everyone was nervous. . .

Nervous and fearful, after all the Supreme gOOfball's belligerent rhetoric and uber-nationalistic mega funerals, Iran SHIT THE BED!  LOL!!

In its own shit, Iran choked the lives out of over 200 of its own citizens, not to mention dozens of Canadians and Ukrainians.

In a real country, if a leader fucks up that historically bad, he's OUT.  Impossible to survive.  If's Iran's Supreme gOOfball survives, it's because his own people are as cowardly as he is, and lack the will, after being bullied for decades by their absurdly costumed clerics, to run his dumb ass out of the country.

Are Iranians gonna continue to let this useless eater tell them how to dress, which cocks they can suck, and what movies they can watch?  

Look, I'm sure it wouldn't be easy.  We know the Supreme gOOfball is real good at bullying his own people, but after becoming the world's joke in the last week, do Iranians really want to keep living like dogs, afraid of the Supreme gOOfball's lash?  Isn't it time to bite the hand that doesn't feed them?

08 January 2020

Yellow Flag Flies Over Jamarkaran Mosque

CNN, 8 January 2020: There is a growing belief among some Trump administration officials that Iran's missiles intentionally missed areas populated by Americans when they targeted two Iraqi bases housing US troops early Wednesday local time, multiple administration officials said. Iran fired a number of missiles aimed at the bases in retaliation for the American strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani last week, further escalating tensions between the two countries. Officials have said there were no US casualties as a result of the attacks. The administration officials floated the notion that Iran could have directed their missiles to hit areas that are populated by Americans, but intentionally did not. And they suggested Iran may have chosen to send a message rather than take significant enough action to provoke a substantial US military response.

OK. After all the tears and the anguished cries for revenge, after all the monumental pomp and circumstance—the red flag over the mosque in Qom, the million men funeral tours—this is Iran's promised fierce revenge:

Iran's missiles intentionally missed areas populated by Americans.

America assassinates Iran's Hero General. . .and some Iraqi airbase runway is blown up? Not exactly the *historic nightmare* the Iranian leadership pledged.

Yup, color me stupefied and wholly unimpressed with Iranian *vengeance.* And while we are at it, let's also color that flag over the Jamarkaran mosque yellow, for most assuredly Iran lacked the courage to spill the blood of The Great Satan.

Let's be brutally honest about what Iran's woeful and intentionally misguided *attack* means: Iran remains submissive to the Great Satan, and chooses to remain in American chains, eating a daily dose of sanctions and humiliations.

We wish we could ask Ayatollah Khamenei, the spiritual leader and defacto mosque boss of Iran, how can he go to Allah and offer property damage at an Iraqi air base as recompense for the Great Satan's sacrifice of Soleimani? 

And perhaps Allah already told him he can't, in the form of two earthquakes and one plane crash after Iran's pitiful miss-the-mark missile attack.

[And maybe we shouldn't blame Allah for the plane crash. Considering Iran's refusal to hand over the plane's black box to aviation investigators, it could very well be the jetliner was shot down by Iran's nervous and inept air defenses.  Can you imagine proud-but-yellow-bellied Iran allowing the recording of the distressed pilot to be heard: these fucking towelheads are shooting at us!  And we also note the following symbolism: the airliner was from the Ukraine!  Impeachment Ukraine!  It's as if Trump bought down two birds with one stone.]

One can only imagine the bitter, bitter disappointment of Zeinab Soleimani, daughter of the assassinated General.  The Ayatollah looked her in her teary eyes and promised her father's murder would be avenged.  Hard to imagine a couple potholes on a runway in an Iraqi airbase bringing her any solace.   

And let's not fail to mention perhaps the greatest indignity of the entire l'affaire Soleimani:

A stampede erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for the Iranian general killed in a US air strike last week, killing at least 56 people and injuring 48 others. According to a report on state television, the stampede took place in Kerman, the home town of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, as the procession got underway. Initial videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road, others shouting and trying to help them.

Hard to imagine a worse or more embarrassing few days for Iran.  After all the Grand Promises and the Majestic Dog and Pony Shows, followed by the funeral stampede, the cowardly military response and the possibly inept, frightened reactions actions of the Iranian air defenses, we are left with one absolute certainty:

Major General Qassem Soleimani is rolling over in his grave.

Some Iran apologists are desperately trying to spin the shamefully underwhelming and incompetent Iranian response as a *victory* for the Islamic Republic.  Only those literally born yesterday, after the furious Iranian pledge of revenge, could believe it.

07 January 2020

Will Kill Muslims For Food

7 January 2020: If you’re happy about the U.S.’s killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, President Trump’s reelection campaign has a suggestion for how to show it: with a $100 donation to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, the joint fundraising arm of the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee.

The American democratic process: funded by assassination!

Well, I can find something even more nauseating.  Romans 10:9-10 has been replaced by this:

TV evangelist Jim Bakker says President Donald Trump is a test of faith and that Christians can pass by loving him.  “You know what? Trump is a test whether you’re even saved,” he said in a clip going viral on Twitter. “Only saved people can love Trump.”

Bakker continues to give Christians (and cocksuckers) a bad name. . .

06 January 2020

I'll See Your 52 Targets, And Raise You 124,000

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If there is anything amusing about l'affaire Soleimani, it is the bluster from both sides over the number of targets they vow to hit. After Soleimani was assassinated, Iranian General Gholamali Abuhamzeh, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the southern province of Kerman declared:

The Strait of Hormuz is a vital point for the West and a large number of American destroyers and warships cross there, some 35 US targets in the region as well as Tel Aviv are within our reach.

That one must have gotten under the flabby skin of Donald J. Trump, because he quickly abandoned his meatloaf and ice cream and furiously tweeted:

We have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level and important to Iran and the Iranian culture.  If Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets... Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.

Well, the Chairman of Iran's Parliament obviously could not let this blow to his nation's honor stand, so he upped the ante BIG TIME:

If they want to hit 52 sites of ours, we will hit a number of US targets that will be as many as the number of the verses (6,236) of the Holy Quran, and we will target 124,000 of them that stands equal to the number of 124,000 prophets.

So far Trump has not yet further raised the stakes, perhaps he is still trying to determine if there even are 124,001 targets in Iran. . . 

05 January 2020

Democracy In Action!

5 January 2020: Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to expel U.S. troops from the country, in an extraordinarily rapid and decisive response to the Trump administration’s targeted killing of a top Iranian general at the Baghdad airport on Friday.


Remember one of the many justifications for the insane invasion of Iraq, after it was discovered BushCo had LIED about Iraq having *weapons of mass destruction,* was that American wanted to *spread democracy.*

Well, America, here it is!  Democracy in action!

You spent how many trillions of dollars and killed how many millions of people, just to get a slap in the face?

Somehow, I have the feeling TrumpCo will veto Iraqi democracy. . .

Then there's this:
So the General was on a diplomatic mission to EASE TENSION in the area, and TrumpCo blow him to smithereens!  And we are supposed to believe TrumpCo's current plea for *de-escalation?*  

BushCo's neocon leftovers have been aching for a war against Iran for over a decade. . .now that they are whispering in the ear of an even bigger idiot than Bush, they may finally get their precious Iran war.

Meanwhile, in Iran:
Look at the size of the funeral crowd!  You don't even get a crowd this size in USA at the parade when some team wins a Super Bowl.

I really don't think these people are gonna be satisfied by a couple molotov cocktails being thrown at some US embassy in Africa.  Some Americans are going to have to die.

Best thing for Iran would be to capture some American servicemen and take them back to Iran and put them on trial. . .and then the inevitable public execution.  

Can you imagine Trump's feverish, deranged tweeting as the whole thing played out?  The tough guy threats and the ridiculous boasting about the American military?  

And then what?

We don't know yet how this will all end.  We know how it started, about that, let's be clear.  It started when TrumpCo decided to assassinate an Iranian general on a diplomatic mission.  That's how it started.  How it will end, it's much too early to tell. . .

04 January 2020

LOL!! The Anointing Of Donald J. Trump

You have to laugh at the sheer preposterousness of this photograph of the anointing of Donald J. Trump! 

The beatific expression on Trump's face. . .basking in the adulation of the six false prophets!

After the laughter, however. . .  

I suppose Trump could honestly believe God is *on his side.*  Look what he has gotten away with his whole life:  a lifetime of lying, cheating, thieving, which has allowed him to glorify himself and live, as Revelation 18:7 phrases it, *deliciously.*

Yes, I suppose a lifetime of being showered with the good things of the world as a reward for dishonesty could warp one's reasoning.  It must seem completely reasonable to Trump to attribute his phenomenal good fortune to God's favor.

After all, he has suffered no calamity which would cause him to seek relief in the search of scriptures, and doubtless he has never been exposed to the teachings of the Ecclesiast:

There is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. . .

Nor can there be any reason to believe Trump ever heard Jesus' parable of the rich man and Lazarus, and therefore never had even the slightest stirring of the soul in identifying with the rich man's fate:

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormentedAnd beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Why would Trump, after a lifetime in the bubble of material favor, have any inkling of the darkness that awaits outside it?

I suppose one could pity his eternal fate, if he were merely a rich man who exploited the poor. . .but now Trump revels in bloodshed, and for that, the sight of his obvious pleasure in the prayers of the false prophets makes one want to vomit.

What can one say about the six false prophets praying over Trump?

The one at the far left seems especially fervent. . .what can he see, eyes cast heavenward?  Strong delusion, I suppose. 

Particularly revolting is the woman with her arm touching Trump's garment, in some kind of harlot's imitation of the woman with an issue of blood who wanted to touch Jesus' garment for healing.  This woman, we imagine, touches Trump's garment seeking issue of an orgasm.  

They say one picture is worth a thousand words.  This picture of the anointing of Trump by the false prophets is worth exactly fifty-two words:

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

03 January 2020

The Assassination Of Qassem Soleimani

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. strike killed Iran Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon said on Thursday, adding that Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack Americans in Iraq and the Middle East. "At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani," the Pentagon said in a statement. "This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans," it said, adding that the United States would continue to take necessary action to protect Americans and interests around the world.

OK. . .so another US blunder in the Middle East.  We've come to expect these over the long long decades, stretching all the way back until at least 1953 when the United States overthrew Iran's democratically elected government. 

All these blunders, whether committed by democrat or republican administrations, are said to be done to further American National Interest and/or to Keep America Safe. . .that they always do the exact opposite is something American foreign policy makers remain remarkably incognizant of.

Of course, these blunders have also caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of piss-poor colored people.  These deaths cause absolutely no psychic disturbance to the idiotic American sheeple.  That a few thousand American *servicemen* die does trouble some of the sheeple, some of whom think such deaths, died by dopes volunteering to fuck up colored peoples countries, are *noble* and/or *tragic,* when, in point of fact, they are just, at best, pointless, or, at worst, a tiny payment on a karmic debt.

This latest blunder, the assassination of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, is said to have been necessary to deter future Iranian attack plans.


Is this logical thinking?

It seems there are two possible outcomes:

A.) Iran is so frightened by the murder of General Soleimani, they drop whatever nefarious operations they had been planning, or

B.) Iran is so outraged by the murder of General Soleimani, they continue whatever nefarious operations they had been planning, and toss in a few extra for revenge.

Readers can decide for themselves which outcome seems more likely. . .

It also must be pointed out that for at least the last twenty years the United States and her albatross Israel have insisted that Iran is *just six months away* from having a nuclear weapon.  Those who believe option B above is the most likely outcome must now hope Usrael's nuke-mongering has all been baseless propaganda.  Let's check back again in six months. . .

In the meantime, one can only wonder: does the assassination of General Soleimani make Iran more or less likely to develop nuclear weapons capability (or accelerate that capability, if already under development)?  Would Iran like to remain defenseless to the mercy of the whims of American bOObs like Trump, or have some deterrent of its own?  Again, readers can decide for themselves which seems more likely. . .