A man was telling his buddy,
“You won’t believe what happened last night. My daughter walked into the living room and said, ‘Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, forget my college tuition loan, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out the window; take my TV, and my laptop.
Please take any of my jewelry to the Salvation Army or Cash Converters.
Then, sell my car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house. Then, disown me and never talk to me again and don’t forget to write me out of your will – and leave my share to any charity you choose.’
“Holy Smoke,” replied the friend, “she actually said that?”
“Well,.. she didn’t use those exact words,.. what she actually said was…
“Dad, meet my new boyfriend – Mohammed.”
The aim of the current Iranian regime is clearly to acquire a nuclear weapons capability and to retain as much territory in Iraq as possible under Shia Islamist rule, whatever the human cost. Those aims are also the reason Irans regime is now trying to intervene in Iraq.
Iran will doubtless be demanding that any cooperation with the West be compensated for by “concessions” permitting its nuclear weapons program.
Involving Iran in Iraq at this point will merely alienate any Sunni allies whose assistance is much needed to defeat IS.
Many people inside Iran have alerted the U.S. Administration for over two years about other industrial facilities being secretly built in Iran and not declared to the International Atomic Energy. So far, all intelligence from within Iran has been wilfully ignored by the Obama Administration.
Jihadi violence serves not only to advance the terrorists delusion of immortality, but also to add, however perversely, an apparent and desperately needed erotic satisfaction, using religion as the justification.
Persuasive promises of immortality — the desperate hope to live forever — underlie virtually all major religions.
Washington and Jerusalem should finally address what needs to be done in addition to military remediation — reinforcing efforts to convince these terrorists that their expected martyrdom is ultimately just an elaborate fiction.
Not since they invented Neapolitan ice cream has there been such a contrast. First we had Theresa May, fervid and Thatcherish in delivery as she has till now never been. This often monochrome Home Secretary – costumed yesterday, indeed, in black and white – gave a fierce, gesticulating speech against extremism.