An explanation of the Soleimani killing for my foreign readers.
Judaism is a monotheism based on the written Bible, primarily the Old Testament with emphasis on the first five books known as the Torah. The Jews were required by Yahweh to obey the laws as given by Yahweh and were promised a Messiah who would deliver the nation from her enemies.
Christianity is a monotheism based on the written Jewish Bible plus a New Testament of writings after the sacrifice of the Messiah Yahshua for the sins of the world. In addition to the laws of the Old Testament they also accept and believe the promises of the New Testament offering them the mercy of Yahweh as gentiles.
Islam is also a monotheism because it has the same father of the faithful, Abraham, but have added to that doctrines from a prophet known as Mohammed. Islam kept the Old Testament genealogies but did not add the Messiah Yahshua. They believe that dying for the faith will bring them redemption of their sins, not the sacrifice of Yahshua.
They also believe that Islam will be the worldwide religion of all peoples and that killing non-believers, also called infidels, is acceptable in order to make this come true.
So the chief difference between them is the method of salvation and a place in the afterlife:
- Jews believe the slaughter of the sacrificial temple animals gave them their salvation from sin for one year.
- The Christians believe in the single death of Yahshua (Jesus) brings them the salvation from sins and it happened only one time.
- Islam believes that their personal death for the faith gives them their salvation.
The Bible says, “Can any two walk together lest they be agreed?
Clearly there is no fundamental agreement here. The world yearns for peace. Looking at this list of beliefs one cannot see peace unless two groups agree with the third. It is the other subsidiary beliefs that cause the trouble.
Now to explain the death of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, by the United States on Jan. 2. There is a long history behind this act.
Embassies are Protected Places
First, our embassy was attacked. Embassies across the globe are protected territory so that Chinese, the British, the French and everyone else is safe on their own territory in Tehran just as the Americans. When they attacked our embassy they violated international law. It is possible that President Trump and his military advisers were waiting for just an excuse like this to take the guy out legally as he has been a terrorist for a long time and a gifted general.
Profits from War
Second, if the information came from CNN about American politics it is false – not just occasionally but all the time. CNN is owned by investors who support the Democratic party. Many Democrats use money to finance their campaigns for office garnered both legally from lobbies and also under the table from foreign nations, all actions now pending in the Department of Justice. The Democrats have been using Ukraine as a convenient ATM machine to finance their business which is what Trump asked the Ukrainians to investigate. Yes, this is treason and it is hard to prove but expect more indictments this year.
Some of these are the manufacturers of military equipment and as you know airplanes are very expensive. Many Democrats think a war would get rid of Trump. The gun merchants have been around a long time. Our President in 1956 called it the Military-Industrial Complex. Money spent on the military drains it from private citizens who need that money for schools, hospitals and other needs. So this didn’t start yesterday!
It was the military expenses that defeated the Soviet Union in the long run. It was spending 32% of its budget on military while President Reagan was spending 12% here in the USA. There was no way Gorbachev could keep up with us in this area and the Russians were getting poorer and poorer so it all collapsed in 1989. Russia has never recovered.
Iran is Committed to War Everywhere
Third, Iran is a religious dictatorship. Islam believes that all men everywhere will be Islamic and that starting a war with any country and converting them, by any means possible, including murder, is acceptable to their god whose name is Allah. Allah is not to be confused with the god of Israel or the Christians.
There are pockets of Islamic rule in the USA, remember that all our government bodies are local, under what they call Sharia Law, which is extremely harsh. For example if woman dates a white man or a man from another religion she can be legally murdered by her male relatives. This is called honor killing.
In the USA no one is permitted to kill any sentient being and not answer for it, including your dog. So the presence of Islamic people is a real problem here because we allow complete freedom of religion. Obama was a Muslim and he was dealing with the Muslim nations and letting them away with murder. One of the reasons Trump was elected was to stop this.
I’ve attached a graph to show you the military strength of Iran. You can see it would be suicide for them to attack us in any real measure, so they will just be an annoyance as long as they can and use the news media to make people think they are stronger than they are.
Iran’s Internal Woes
Fourth, The dissidents in Iran, mostly people your age and younger, want the religious leaders GONE. They have been begging us for 20 plus years to help them get rid of the Mullahs, but our laws prevent us from engaging in any civil wars. We are committed to our treaty holders, like Israel.
Israel is Protected
And speaking of Israel, Iran constantly threatens them with militarily trouble, and every day has rockets coming at them. Israel has a special Iron Shield however that as soon as a rocket goes off, a computer sends a missile into the air to destroy it. Apparently they don’t even need people to run the machine! But Israel is very small and our chief ally in the Middle East. Israel is very happy that this general is gone.
Fifth, if Iran wants our business then we can protect our Iranian property and people. But if they want our businessmen to leave, which they don’t, then they have to let us defend our people. American businessmen bring a significant amount of cash to Iran so Iran must decide – American money or send us all home? Can’t have it both ways.
End to Oil Dependency
Sixth, we no longer need Iran’s oil. In 2019 the President announced that we are now oil-independent. We do not need to buy a single drop of oil from any foreign nation, friend or foe. Period. Iran thought their spigots of oil would never run dry. They thought we’d be buying at their inflated prices forever and ever. Not so. So Iran is in a difficult place.
In addition Saudi Arabia does not like Iran either, so their friendships in the Middle East are shrinking, and the Saudis are much larger, stronger and richer than Iran. The ball is in Iran’s court as the saying goes.
Finally, CNN would have you believe that Trump is in trouble.To the contrary, he is extremely strong with the common man; only the politicians who have been living off bribes, lobbyists and under the counter deals are unhappy with him, and the DC bureaucracy. The rest of us are rejoicing. He promised to drain the swamp and he is doing it.
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