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Sunday, July 08, 2018

THE odds are growing that the next American war will be against Iran. Of the three countries designated by the US as the 'axis of evil', Iraq was invaded; North Korea has agreed to an uncertain process for 'denuclearisation'; Iran remains defiant.

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The US has correctly assessed that Iran's greatest vulnerability is the economy. As Pompeo said: "Iran must choose between keeping its economy alive or squandering precious wealth on fights abroad." The psychological impact of US withdrawal from the JCPoA and impending sanctions has already slowed Iran's growth, devalued the Iranian rial and raised prices. Recent demonstrations in Iran have been attributed to economic dissatisfaction.

The US and its allies will seek to exploit Iran's economic vulnerabilities as well as ethnic and religious fissures, including the Sunni insurgency in Sistan-Baluchistan.

Tehran, of course, has the capacity for a wide range of retaliatory actions.....

The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 01:17 AM | Reply

the Sunni insurgency in Sistan-Baluchistan.

Iran is PARANOID about it's Balochi population (mostly Sunnis) in and around Sistan and mistreats them because of that.

The US will try and use Pakistani Balochi people to try and start a rebellion in Iran (the American Way.. fire your gun from someone else's shoulder).

Pakistan must stay totally neautral.

The USA is a rabid dog. Iran is a smaller rabid dog. Let them rip each other to shreds... well Iran can't rip the US to shreds... but will give a nasty ankle bite.

Pakistan just needs to microwave popcorn and watch the --------.

As for the video... I love that song. It's in Pakistani-Persian/Farsi. Farsi can be a beautiful language.

My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
Your being borders on the divine, my love
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
What I feel for you, no one is privy to it
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
No one can fathom the depths or value this love
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
The wild storms crashing down on strange, distant cities
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
Only they know the true worth of our love
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
Your being borders on the divine, my love
Not ever would I want you to be sad
All I ever need is that you be happy and content
Even if all the flowers in the world wilt and wither away
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan
That love I have for you in my heart will not fade
What my heart feels is far mellower than my thoughts
There will never be a moment when I won't yearn for you
Bibi, believe me, your love is deeply rooted in my heart
Even if all the flowers in the world wither ... .
My love, you are like the sweet pomegranate of Sistan And your being borders on the divine ... 
----------------

Pomegranates from Sistan are pretty famous since forever. I think the pomegranate originally comes from Sistan.

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 01:29 AM | Reply

I wonder what the average Iranian thinks of his odds against the Triangle of Satan. Yeah, probably not pretty.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-08 01:40 AM | Reply

I wonder what the average Iranian thinks

They have lost all hope in the future.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 02:18 AM | Reply

ha! LookatTHAT!

Bum-frakking has started and it's not even November yet.

www.dawn.com

One of the world's biggest cargo shippers announced on Saturday it was pulling out of Iran for fear of becoming entangled in US sanctions, and President Hassan Rouhani demanded that European countries to do more to offset the US measures.

The announcement by France's CMA CGM that it was quitting Iran deals a blow to Tehran's efforts to persuade European countries to offer economic benefits to offset the new US sanctions.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 04:43 AM | Reply

terrible b8 m8 I r8 0/8

image.ibb.co

#6 | Posted by drpierce at 2018-07-08 04:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

As long as netflix is still streaming and the CIA-BezosAmazonPost is still operating, you're going to have to come up with something just a little more compelling than a "Pakistani-Persian/Farsi" love song in order to catch Ameriburgers' attention. Thought you were better than this, Pakistani "Intelligence".

#7 | Posted by drpierce at 2018-07-08 05:13 AM | Reply

Shadilay!

hooktube.com

#8 | Posted by drpierce at 2018-07-08 05:18 AM | Reply

Only someone who is tone-deaf, can't appreciate REAL music....

But ok... this more to your liking?

www.youtube.com

I actually like this one too.

Be careful making wishes in the dark
Can't be sure when they've hit their mark
And besides in the meantime I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart
I'm in the details with the devil
So now the world can never get me on my level
I just got to get you out of the cage
I'm a young lovers rage
Gonna need a spark to ignite
My songs know what you did in the dark

So light em up up up, light em up up up,
light em up up up, I'm on fire
So light em up up up, light em up up up,
light em up up up, I'm on fire

All the writers keep writing what they write
Somewhere another pretty vein just dies
I've got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see
That you're the antidote to everything except for me
A constellation of tears on your lashes
Burn everything you love
Then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides
My childhood spat back the monster that you see
My songs know what you did in the dark

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 05:26 AM | Reply

Pakistan SSG (special services group).

www.youtube.com

Pakistan Navy

www.youtube.com

Pakistan Army (song "nameless men of clay")

www.youtube.com

Pakistan Airforce

www.youtube.com

Strategic Plans Division

www.youtube.com

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 07:34 AM | Reply

Happy? LOL

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 07:34 AM | Reply

Song of the people of Sistan.

The singer is from Iran but he escaped that hell-hole long ago to Sweden. They will kill him if he goes back. He came to Pakistan just to sing this freedom/love song for TV.

Language is not Persian.

www.youtube.com

#12 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 08:26 AM | Reply

Iran Army song

www.youtube.com

I can tell by the video, these guys are born to be someone's toast.

Child soldier song.

www.youtube.com

Absolutely disgusting.

#13 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 08:39 AM | Reply

Chinese People's Liberation Army Anthem

www.youtube.com

Why?

Why not.

Chinese nuclear submarine song.

www.youtube.com

Again... why the hell not?

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 08:51 AM | Reply

Thing will change once the younger generation there begins to get political influence, but a new political revolution is highly possible before that happens.

If war breaks out, ship-ship combat would occur which could be badass.

#15 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-07-08 09:07 AM | Reply

once the younger generation

Which is useless.

a new political revolution is highly possible before that happens.

For that to happen, unprecedented economic pain is necessary.

If war breaks out, ship-ship combat would occur which could be badass.

Why would it even come to that? Park a carrier out of their range and use the aircraft to send their "navy" to the bottom of the ocean.

#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 10:02 AM | Reply

this is all 'who shot john' until the trump cartel retreats back to mor-dor-lago in a couple of weeks. trump has to plan strategy with putin before giving merkin-lip and pomposity their talking points. besides, this emerging example of diplomacy in NK is going to make it extremely hard to be taken seriously, they'll be thinking recent G7 too, when he starts talking --- about iran. and they sure as hell won't commit to anything until they see what happens with putin

#17 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-07-08 11:56 AM | Reply

Ummm anyone but ------ posting on this thread?

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-07-08 12:26 PM | Reply

Ummm anyone but ------ posting on this thread?

#18 | Posted by GalaxiePete

YOU just did. LOL

1. Most Americans are too dumb to understand coercive diplomacy which has a fair chance to turn into a proper fist-fight. So they got nothing to say.

2. MY thread. MY way. I post FIRST for MY amusement, THEN yours. Don't like it? Take a hike. Or post your own thread instead of whining like DOTARD.

#19 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 12:35 PM | Reply

Ummm anyone but ------ posting on this thread?

POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2018-07-08 12:26 PM | REPLY

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh he's trying to get a chubby.

#20 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-08 12:49 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

NOW I got a chubby.

#21 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 01:16 PM | Reply

www.youtube.com

And now it's definitely more than a chubby.

#22 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 01:27 PM | Reply

You might dig this little number as well. Cheers!

youtu.be

#23 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-07-08 01:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Hail Freedonia!

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-08 01:44 PM | Reply

Haha... Classic!

#25 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 01:45 PM | Reply

If Trump does choose to go to war with Iran, it will be at the behest of Netanyahu and Jared Kushner.

#26 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-07-08 01:53 PM | Reply

#6 Don't forget that Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud guy. Iranian propaganda is calling America, Israel, and Saudi Arabia the Triangle of Satan. So we have gotten an upgrade from just being the Great Satan and Little Satan. And how did they fare against that? Not well.

So that's a serious propaganda failure. Now that it's the Triangle of Satan, I'm pretty sure that most Iranians want to back off.

#27 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-08 02:33 PM | Reply

I meant #26 | Posted by moder8, not #6

Stupid tiny hands....

#28 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-07-08 02:34 PM | Reply

One of the best fighting machines ever created.

www.youtube.com

#29 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 03:58 PM | Reply

THE best close air support platform ever built, ------.

#30 | Posted by willowby at 2018-07-08 04:09 PM | Reply

To honor all the ladies who fly fighter jets and shoot down bad guys.

Daddy's Little Fighter Pilot

www.youtube.com

Nation's Daughters

www.youtube.com

As Iran doesn't believe women can fly, they won't know what hit 'em.

#31 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 05:31 PM | Reply

More airforce.... yay!

www.youtube.com

www.youtube.com

#32 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-07-08 05:44 PM | Reply

If war breaks out, ship-ship combat would occur which could be badass.

#15 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Unless, of course, you're on one of those ships.

When you shipping off to Navy boot, gnoles?

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2018-07-08 06:21 PM | Reply

When you shipping off to Navy boot, gnoles?

POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-07-08 06:21 PM | REPLY

He's a chickenhawk. Loves seeing others die for his amusement and pleasure.

#34 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-07-08 06:25 PM | Reply

"If war breaks out, ship-ship combat would occur which could be badass.
#15 | POSTED BY GONOLES92"

Yeah, it was pretty badass when seventeen sailors died on the USS Cole.

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-07-08 07:34 PM | Reply

He's a chickenhawk.

O rly

#36 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-07-08 10:28 PM | Reply

There is a trilogy of factions wanting the U.S. in a war with Iran. One domestic and two foreign entities.

• Within our country there are broad and powerful factions which rely on the state of continuous war to maintain power and gain a substantial livelihood­.
• There is a bloc of oil reliant Persian Gulf countries who use our military to protect their interests/assets.
• There is a somewhat paranoid little country with a tiny population who claims to be threatened by an emerging Iran.

Any of these factions wield far more power than our electorate and has for some time.

This MUST change!

Lest we be reminded Iran will use chemical and biological weapons in defense. Casualties of the Iran/Iraq War were left where they fell, too contaminated to ever be recovered.

MAGA

#37 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2018-07-09 09:57 AM | Reply

wait, first it was NOKO, then Russia, now Iran?

#38 | Posted by scooter28054 at 2018-07-09 02:17 PM | Reply

Lest we be reminded Iran will use chemical and biological weapons in defense.

#37 | POSTED BY GETOFFMEDZ AT 2018-07-09 09:57 AM | FLAG:

So what you are saying is... Iran has WMDs...

#39 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-07-10 08:00 AM | Reply

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