Baghdad Airstrikes

God please allow cooler heads to prevail. A reminder of what they predicted.

PREDICTIONS 11-30-17 I had a visual of Iran, with a fever blind patriotism on their side, and an anti- muslim sentiment from the US president the path of war has been set. Its not right at this time.. but you will go to war.

The implication was that through Trumps rhetoric Iran and its leadership could stir up a false enemy, someone to point to for their woes, leading to rising tensions and then a bloody war.

50 responses to “Baghdad Airstrikes”

  1. Joy Parks Avatar

    I think the die has been cast. Iran, China and Russia doing joint military drills. North Korea rattling its swords.
    Remember it only took one gunshot to start WWI.

  2. Chewdy Avatar

    Ha. Your spirits should be writing for CNN. Trump, like all Americans, has an anti-terrorist sentiment – not an anti-Muslim sentiment. Iran hasn’t stirred up a false enemy – Iran’s elite Quds Force (led by Gen. Soleimani) was, and continues to be, a real enemy. Why these predictions always side with despots, and against America I’ll never understand.

    1. Olivia Avatar

      What kind of war will this be? World War III has been trending all over twitter since yesterday and it’s frightening to say the least.

      1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

        It’s not ww3, that comes later in the century. We plan to start gathering details.

        1. Olivia Avatar

          A ww3 coming later this century? Terrifying!

          1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

            It is and in many ways the reason for this site. Step by step we are working to be more accurate, more involved in the political landscape, just so we can try and hinder that future nightmare.

    2. Sara Avatar

      Chewdy – Examples of Trump’s “anti-Muslim sentiment” aren’t hard to find: he said “Islam hates us”, called for “complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US”, flirted with the idea of a Muslim registry, falsely claimed Muslims celebrated in New Jersey following the 9/11, retweets far right social media accounts that disparage Muslims and Islam, appoints people who have espoused anti-Muslim views to key Cabinet positions, has circulated anti-Muslim videos to his tens of millions of Twitter followers, has endorsed Islamophobic politicians during election campaigns, pardons Islamophobic war criminal soldiers who’ve love killing not just terrorists but also Muslim civilians in general, etc.

      Trump’s “anti-Muslim sentiment” and now this reckless bombing of Iran’s top military general that could escalate us into eventual war are gifts to Iran and its leadership because it absolutely stirs up a false enemy because it gives Iran someone to point to for their woes.

      And you must be new here because unlike Trump, Spirit doesn’t defend or cozy up with despots around the world; rather Spirit calls out Assad, Kim in North Korea and other human rights abusing despots around the world. Go back and read those predictions because you clearly haven’t. And Spirit isn’t defending Iran or its leaders; Spirit is showing how the actions of both sides are leading us down a dangerous path.

      1. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

        Thanks Sara

    3. Jimmy Avatar

      Have to agree with you here. The US spends 3 times as much as any other country in the world on their military. And they do expect to use the items they purchase! War is big business, and the investors love war especially. Unfortunate for those among us whom are more than ready for peace. Unless and until a vast majority worldwide stand up for no more war – under any circumstances. An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.

    4. Popi Avatar

      my dear Chewdy, you need to think for a moment that muslims or not, terrorists or not you’re making wars in foreign countries!! not to stop anything but to take their resources! nobody has asked from the US to go and stop anything! don’t you understand this? as long your army is out there and not in your country blood will be spilled around the world! It’s also a huge problem for you too and all the rest of us because all these angry people who loose their families come to you or to EE to revenge 😢😢 may God help us all🙏🙏 And its not a problem of how Eric is describing it, its because it happens again and again!! You all should ask from your government to stop making WARS

  3. Shay Avatar

    Trump knows absolutely nothing about foreign affairs. He has made up countries. Gone to Lebanon and claimed they were helping to fight Hezbollah when half their government is Hezbollah and now because he put irans military on the terrorist list its okay that he instigated a war… but the spirits are wrong? Ugh. Trumpism is idolatry at this point.

  4. Sara Avatar

    I just hope things calm down before there is any fighting. The last thing the world needs is war, especially when so many countries are so divided internally–it could lead to a lot of chaos.

  5. T W Longtime Lurker Avatar

    Black Twitter Reacts To Donald Trump Starting War w/ Iran!! (Read Tweets)

    https://mtonews.com/black-twitter-reacts-to-donald-trump-starting-war-w-iran-read-tweets

  6. Trevor Avatar

    I have some ocean front property for sell in Montana for all of the people who think that killing this top military general will reduce Iranian terrorism or reduce the chances of war.

  7. Star Puzzler Avatar

    It is obvious Iran will have to retaliate in some way. They won’t want to look weak, especially to their own people who they want to control. So I pray for our people travelling abroad and in the military who serve abroad for their safety because an attack of some sort is highly likely.
    Trump is truly like a child playing with toys and doesn’t care about who lives or dies as long as he looks good and gains more power. The people in the Administration who try to control him have their work cut out for them.

  8. Sara Avatar

    I have mixed feelings on the strike–on one hand, if Soleimani was planning attacks, I can understand why the military would take the risk. But on the other hand, I still feel Trump is unfit to be commander-in-chief and worry this conflict could escalate out of hand. Iran will definitely be pressured to respond somehow, and how they choose to do that is a serious concern.

    Praying for safety for the whole world right now.

    1. Sara Avatar

      I don’t know what I would have done….as I said, if Soleimani was planning attacks, I can understand the military’s actions. On the other hand, if there was such clear evidence of imminent attacks, why keep the Democrats in the dark about the strike until after? Why not show them the proof and get their support right away? That part seems odd to me.

      1. Deborah Pomeroy Azzarone Avatar

        Because DC leaks more than a screen door on a submarine.

        1. Sara Avatar

          It just seems like an underhanded thing to do, keeping them in the dark like that. I don’t think the democrats would have leaked something so serious. If the evidence about imminent attacks really is so strong, then it should have been no problem convincing all members of Congress to support the strike, and I just find it fishy that so many were not told until after it happened.

          Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like Soleimani, and if he really was planning attacks, we did need to stop him somehow…I’m just not convinced the strike was the best strategic move to make, maybe something else would’ve worked better. Mostly, I’m concerned about the possibility of retaliation, and that extremists might use this as fodder for recruitment. Hopefully not, but anything is possible.

          1. Deborah Pomeroy Azzarone Avatar

            No one likes war, but there have always been actions that had to be taken that could trigger one throughout history. For well over a year Iran as been provoking us and the world with actions that were leading to them having a sense they could do pretty much anything to their own people and to the US too. POTUS kept calm with them until it became dangerous to not act. Is this a case of, as the reporter who openly speaks against Trump constantly said, “Right move, wrong President”? If so, it’s way past time we come together as a country and stand behind our President and give him the same benefits of our doubt we gave to others. Iran is dangerous, and someone had to do something. A lot of people weren’t in favor of us entering WWII, but thank God we stood up against Hitler. Should we not have?

            1. Sara Avatar

              You made a lot of good points, especially about WWII…that was definitely a conflict we needed to join to put a stop to; Hitler was committing horrible acts.

              You’re right we had to do something about Iran, I’m just not sure this was the best thing to do. I’m concerned about retaliation. You’re right, that there’s always a risk for that, but some things up that risk a lot more than others.

              I just don’t trust Trump, he’s made too many unstable, reckless decisions in the past, and I don’t think he knows what he’s going to do after this, if he has a coherent strategy at all. That said, I have great respect for the men and women in the military, and I just pray they’ve prepared for all contingencies.

              Mostly, I pray for peace. I’m still unsure how well prayer works, it’s a major doubt I carry, but it’s something to try.

              1. Deborah Pomeroy Azzarone Avatar

                Please don’t ever doubt the power of prayer. None of us would have come as far as we have without it. Prayer to our Lord doesn’t always give us the answer we hoped for, but he gives us the answer we need even though we may not understand it at the time. Have faith. The earth has been turning a very long time. Some of those trips around the sun have been bumpy, but we’re still here. If left to our own devices, we would have been extinct long ago. Look to the one who wrote the owners manual. He built all this and loves hearing from you and will give you comfort.

                1. Sara Avatar

                  Thank you for your kind words. I truly hope you’re right about prayer; I just have a hard time because I’ve seen so many go unanswered, and it’s hardest when they involve a loved one’s illness.

                  The urge to pray is almost like an instinct for people, and I hope that means that there’s something to it, that maybe deep inside, some part of us knows it helps.

                  1. Deborah Pomeroy Azzarone Avatar

                    I believe you are right about the instinct to pray. Deep inside us we know there is something greater than us. I have been losing my sight since I was a young girl and prayed constantly that I would not go blind. I’m pretty much blind now, so did my prayers not work? Maybe not what I prayed for, but the strength I needed to cope with blindness, the ability to raise a family, work, and maintain my home was the gift I was given through prayer. My husband is now dying of liver cancer. I continue to pray for his healing, but I know that if God decides to take him I will be ok eventually because I was strengthened years ago. Look to the blessings that come. Even the ones that are disguised. We were never promised smooth sailing, only that we didn’t have to sail alone.

                    1. Sara Avatar

                      I’m sorry to hear about your eyesight, and your husband’s health issues. I hope things get better for you both.

                2. Eric Leigh-Pink Avatar

                  Very nicely put.

  9. Cody Avatar

    💰”Increased Tensions With Iran Could Boost Defense Spending”💰

    https://www.defenseone.com/business/2020/01/increased-tensions-iran-could-boost-defense-spending/162207/

  10. Cody Avatar

    “Iraqi parliament vows to ‘put an end to US presence’ in country”

    “Iraq’s Speaker of Parliament Mohammed al Halbousi vowed to “put an end to U.S. presence” in Iraq after President Trump ordered airstrikes that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces boss Mahdi al Muhandis in Baghdad on Thursday.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/iraqi-parliament-vows-to-put-an-end-to-us-presence-in-country

    1. Deborah Pomeroy Azzarone Avatar

      Good. I hope we leave their ASAP! We don’t need to be there. We’ve given them enough help and only got death for our men and women in return. Let’s see how they manage without us. We won’t be far away and can still do what needs to be done if necessary. It’s up to them to figure out what the hell they are doing all by themselves. Good luck.

  11. Cody Avatar

    “Undermining White House’s Public Line, US Officials Say Justification for Soleimani Assassination ‘Razor Thin'”

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/04/undermining-white-houses-public-line-us-officials-say-justification-soleimani

    1. Cody Avatar

      “Pence falsely links Iranian general to 9/11 attacks”

      https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-03/pence-suleimani-terrorism

  12. Cody Avatar

    “Iraq’s PM is fuming.”

    “He says Suleimani arrived in Iraq to deliver a response to the Iraqis from Iran about a Saudi offer to de-escalate. They was supposed to meet.”

    “Explains why the Iraqi government’s statement was the strongest, even compared to those of clerics Sistani & Sadr.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/hxhassan/status/1213830321478737921

    1. Cody Avatar

      “BREAKING: The Iraqi parliament has passed a resolution to expel U.S. troops from the country in response to the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani on its soil.”

      https://amp.axios.com/iraq-parliament-us-troops-iran-soleimani-39f46292-b6b5-4070-bacd-92cfae1f586c.html#click=https://t.co/7o6goumPrh

      1. Sara Avatar

        Something that concerns me about US troops leaving Iraq–the possibility of ISIS regaining strength. I worry that, with the troops pulled out of Syria several months ago, and now the chance of them being expelled from Iraq, it might give ISIS a fresh start in both countries. Hope I’m wrong, though.

  13. Cody Avatar

    Not only has the killing of Soleimani united over a million Muslims in the Middle East against the West – e.g., watch how many turned out for Soleimani’s funeral – it has also furthered Iran’s belief that they need nukes for national security purposes. Nice job US war hawks:

    “Iran says it will no longer abide by nuclear deal limits”

    “TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, ending an accord that blocked Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon.”

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/iran-says-it-will-no-longer-abide-by-nuclear-deal-limits-1.4753576

  14. Cody Avatar

    US sanctions have always been this disgusting.

    “Let us do whatever the hell we want, or we’ll intentionally starve your people, then our media will tell everyone it’s your fault and we need to invade you. Again.”

    Trump threatens Iraq with sanctions, says the U.S. will not leave unless the country repays billions for joint air base
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/iraqi-parliament-votes-in-favor-of-expelling-u-s-troops-11578236473?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/VrXawBN5kc

  15. Cody Avatar

    Trump’s anti-Muslim sentiment/rhetoric (fyi: ISIS and the Taliban have targeted cultural sites, which is a war crime):

    “Trump reiterates threat to target Iranian cultural sites”
    https://kvia.com/your-voice-your-vote/politics/2020/01/05/trump-reiterates-threat-to-target-iranian-cultural-sites/

  16. Cody Avatar

    “TV PUNDITS PRAISING SULEIMANI ASSASSINATION NEGLECT TO DISCLOSE TIES TO ARMS INDUSTRY”

    “SINCE FRIDAY, a loud chorus of voices has appeared in the media to celebrate President Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, a move that has sparked renewed tension in the Middle East, a new deployment of U.S. forces, and predictions of increased military spending.”

    “Many of the pundits who appeared on national television or were quoted in major publications to praise the president’s actions have undisclosed ties to the defense industry — the only domestic industry that stands to gain from increased violence.”

    https://theintercept.com/2020/01/06/iran-suleimani-tv-pundits-weapons-industry/

  17. Cody Avatar

    ‘Strike of Choice’: US Lawmakers Decry ‘Utterly Unconvincing’ Trump Briefing on Soleimani Assassination

    Not just Democrats, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah said what Trump officials presented was “the worst briefing I’ve had on a military issue in my nine years” serving in the Senate.

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/strike-choice-us-lawmakers-decry-utterly-unconvincing-trump-briefing-soleimani

  18. Cody Avatar

    “Mr. Trump, after the strike, told associates he was under pressure to deal with Gen. Soleimani from GOP senators he views as important supporters in his coming impeachment trial in the Senate, associates said.”

    Trump’s New National Security Team Made Fast Work of Iran Strike
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-new-national-security-team-made-fast-work-of-iran-strike-11578619195

  19. Cody Avatar

    “This makes the legal problems with the Soleimani strike even worse. If it was part of a broader mission designed to cripple IRGC leadership, not prevent an imminent attack, Congress should have been consulted (and the strike clearly violated the UN Charter).”

    On the day U.S. forces killed Soleimani, they launched another secret operation targeting a senior Iranian official in Yemen
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/on-the-day-us-forces-killed-soleimani-they-launched-another-secret-operation-targeting-a-senior-iranian-official-in-yemen/2020/01/10/60f86dbc-3245-11ea-898f-eb846b7e9feb_story.html

  20. Cody Avatar

    “Pentagon chief says he ‘didn’t see’ intelligence suggesting Iran planned to attack four US embassies”

    “Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Sunday that he did not see intelligence that supported President Trump’s comments that the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. drone strike was plotting attacks against four U.S. embassies.”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/477875-esper-said-he-didnt-see-intelligence-suggesting-iran-planned-to

  21. Cody Avatar

    “Trump authorized Soleimani’s killing 7 months ago, with conditions. The timing raises new questions about the Trump admin’s stated ‘imminent threat’ justification for taking out Soleimani.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1113271#click=https://t.co/6d2EN3DiIS

  22. Cody Avatar

    “NBC: Israeli intelligence helped U.S. launch deadly strike on Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani by verifying which flight he took to Baghdad”

    No surprise here. An advisor of the neocon think tank FDD, which was revealed as an asset of Israeli intelligence, was appointed to Trump’s NSC by John Bolton to push for attacking Iran. He kept his FDD salary the whole time. That’s the tip of the iceberg

    FDD is an Israeli government front group. Trump mega donor Bernard “Iran is the devil” Marcus pays 1/3 of its budget. FDD advisor Richard Goldberg was appointed to National Security Council to push for attacking Iran. FDD continued to pay his salary.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-01-03/u-s-official-central-to-hawkish-iran-policies-departs-nsc#click=https://t.co/39CGSh4KEU

  23. Cody Avatar

    First he was an imminent threat; now it never mattered if he was, furthering proving this was an illegal act of aggression that is justifiably considered an act of war.

    “Trump says it doesn’t matter if Soleimani posed an imminent threat”

    https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/477966-trump-says-it-doesnt-matter-if-soleimani-posed-an-imminent-threat?amp

  24. Cody Avatar

    “Warren, Van Hollen ask SEC and CFTC to investigate possible insider trading by Mar-a-Lago members reportedly given advance notice on Iran action.”

    “Letter references rise in $NOC, $LMT, $RTN shares and the price of crude oil after strike.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/kaylatausche/status/1217136087690350593

  25. Cody Avatar

    “Key architect of 2003 Iraq War is now a key architect of Trump Iran policy”

    https://theintercept.com/2020/01/16/david-wurmser-iran-suleimani-iraq-war/

  26. Cody Avatar

    House Foreign Affairs Committee releases Trump admin’s legal and policy framework for the Soleimani strike.

    The report does not mention an “imminent threat” against Americans, despite Trump and senior officials citing one after the strike.

    https://www.axios.com/qasem-soleimani-white-house-letter-40802518-c4a5-4628-a9ad-69954e3287d8.html

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