Surge of Shiite militia attacks in store for US forces in Iraq, possibly Israel too

Iran’s leaders are not likely to be deterred by US President Donald Trump’s warning on Dec. 31 that Tehran would be held responsible for attacks on US forces in Iraq and the storming of the US embassy in Baghdad. The mob of thousands of Kataib Hezballah supporters who broke into the embassy on Tuesday heralded the reverse scenario. Iran believes that ramping up the pressure on US forces in Iraq will serve its interests in Iraq as well as in Syria.
DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources note three motivations for Tehran’s anti-US belligerent stance at this time:

1. By fighting the “American threat to Baghdad,” Iran hopes to find a unifying slogan for recovering the allegiance of the Shiite masses who are protesting across southern Iraq and Baghdad against excessive Iranian influence in Baghdad.

2. The Kata’ib Hezballah militia’s multiple rocket attack on the US K-1 base near KIrkuk on Saturday, Dec. 28, in which a US civilian contractor was killed and at least four American soldiers injured, was not intended as a one-off. It was the signal for this Shiite militia to move from sporadic, single rocket attacks on US military sites to heavy bombardments on a scale that recalls the assaults staged against US forces by pro-Iranian organizations 14 years ago.

Hezballah is not the only aggressive militia at the disposal of Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani for this strategy. He can call on at least another half a dozen Shiite paramilitary groups capable and willing to fight the “American Satan.”

3. The US takeover of the gas fields of eastern Syria and its deepening military presence along the Syrian-Iraq border are a major impediment to Tehran’s aspirations for a direct land route via Iraq to Syria and Lebanon.

Tehran sees that the entire logistic and military framework it painstakingly set up on both sides of Syrian-Iraqi border have been under constant US and Israeli air assault since early November.
For all these reasons, Tehran believes it has plenty to gain by battling the US presence in Iraq and Syria and may be expected at some point to settle its score with Israel as well.

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90 thoughts on “Surge of Shiite militia attacks in store for US forces in Iraq, possibly Israel too

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 22:26 at 22:26
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    THE BEARDED PERVS LAUGH AT DON THE CON THE AMERICAN TWEETING MORON. MAYBE HE WILL FINALLY BACK UP HIS LOOSE LIP BS WITH ACTION AGAINST THE PERVSIAN SAVAGES.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 4:11 at 4:11
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      I like that you post using CAPITALS as that allows me to spot and avoid reading even one word of your demented ramblings. Thanks again.

      • Jan 1, 2020 @ 9:47 at 9:47
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        Using the name like Anonymous, are like people who paint swastikas on grave stone at night, They are scumbags, or the coward that post Anti-Semitic signs were discovered stapled to telephone poles on Tuesday morning in St. Albans. that reads it’s ok to be anti-Semitic. But put it’s ok to be anti-Semitic on your tee shirt and you will get thumbs up.

        • Jan 1, 2020 @ 13:34 at 13:34
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          fck the juice. fck semitism. look what happened to the fckng juice and their laws, the whole world hates them. God hates the fckng juice.

          • Jan 1, 2020 @ 13:38 at 13:38
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            Also, fck the juice ‘new year’ it’s not fckng spring here, you fckng Pinochios.

          • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:35 at 14:35
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            But remember the holohoax, remember the holohoax, we Juice are special, no ethnic cleansing, no apartheid State here, we Juice are special 😂🤣😂

          • Jan 1, 2020 @ 17:16 at 17:16
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            Turkey Russia Iran are primary forces with Libya and Sudan involved. Things are lining up for the Ezekiel 38 war.

        • Jan 1, 2020 @ 20:52 at 20:52
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          Bring it.

      • Jan 1, 2020 @ 15:47 at 15:47
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        I LIKE THE FACT THAT THE COWARD YOU ARE POSTS AS ANONYMOUS..MAKES ME SEE WHAT A CHUMP YOU ARE FOR AVOIDING PUTTING DOWN A REAL NAME.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 17:17 at 17:17
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      Turkey Russia Iran are primary forces with Libya and Sudan involved. Things are lining up for the Ezekiel 38 war.

    • Jan 3, 2020 @ 4:37 at 4:37
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      If you read the news, he just backed it up.

    • Jan 7, 2020 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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      care to update your comments???

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 22:46 at 22:46
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    Make money not war used to be the motto of the United States. Antagonizing the Iraqi population and government is just going to get us asked to leave Iraq. When we are no longer legally allowed to be there then what are a few thousand troops going to matter. Legally speaking the population at that point would be able to attack us. We then have to either invade Iraq and occupy it again or get out. Iran, Turkey, Russia and Syria will end up the big winners here.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:36 at 1:36
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      @Tommy… It was the Shiia Leadership that has antagonized the People of Iraq, Iran, & Lebanon not the Americans. The People were Rioting, & Rotting far longer under Shiia Violence & will rebel even more weakening those Shiia Governments already in Disarray & Targets of a Parade of Protesters!

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 5:09 at 5:09
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      Obviously you don’t bother to read about what actually happens in the world beyond the headlines. Kataib Hezbollah has been shooting at those protesters and killing them by the hundreds, they’ll be cheering every US bomb all the way to the ground.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 7:28 at 7:28
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      A couple of years ago the Iraqi government did not want the US troops on their soil.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 17:06 at 17:06
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      That’s exactly what Ezekiel 38 says!

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 17:09 at 17:09
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      That’s exactly what Ezekiel 38 says!

    • Jan 2, 2020 @ 2:43 at 2:43
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      So,what’s the alternative. Counting the dead and injured from attacks on American troops? If the Iraqis don’t want American’s in the region, so be it. But right now, Americans are there with the blessing of Iraqi authorities and being attacked. I’m afraid that one of the things that I[ve noticedabout the Arabic and Muslim world, not all of it but much of it, is that consider self defence or reprisal as an outrage, a cause for so-called escalation. It matters not, apparently, that they started the violence.

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 22:47 at 22:47
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    Welcome to 2020: more strikes to come, any time any where.

    • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:36 at 23:36
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      TOMMY YOU GET STUPIDER BY THE HOUR. JOHN BOLTON WAS FIRED MONTHS AGO. STAY AWAY FROM THE FERMENTED SPERM JUICE FROM THOSE HUMP-BACKED ANIMALS THAT YOU SAVAGES DRINK TO EXCESS!

      • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:59 at 23:59
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        Lol don’t say that i never throw you a bone 😀, but yes it was that fat man, the Christian Ziocon Mike Pompeo.

        🥂 Happy New Year 🥂

        • Jan 1, 2020 @ 2:11 at 2:11
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          SAME TO YOU BIGOTED MORON!

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:07 at 23:07
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    Weather Forecast for Iran. Sunny and 3000 degrees!!!

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 7:11 at 7:11
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      what goes round comes a round

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:10 at 23:10
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    Watch out for the hands, aim at the head.
    Stop the danger, once and for all. It’s not an easy decision but if Donald doesn’t, Baron andd his generation will pay dearly.
    Surprise, speed and ferocuty.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 0:05 at 0:05
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      These donkey-brained ayatollahs are the most vindictive, cunning and murderous creatures on the planet
      at this time. They wouldn’t hesitate to sacrifice millions of their own nation to further their aberrant cause.

      • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:43 at 1:43
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        @Yosef… Shiia Losing Oil Revenues while their Enemies gain them is a Power Change & Shiia Protesters are in every Shiia Ruled Nation Door. The March Of The End of Shiia Rules is Just Beginning! https://youtu.be/UTFP9QQzEL4

      • Jan 1, 2020 @ 13:45 at 13:45
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        rubbish. release the hostages, put down the holocaust super weapons and come out of the bank with your hands up.

      • Jan 2, 2020 @ 18:11 at 18:11
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        Not as cunning and murderous as Arizona Puma’s! AKA Mountain Lions!

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:43 at 23:43
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    America should have predicted such an outcome and prepared for it. Iranians neither fears nor respects you.

    Break up Iraq, get new alliance from petroleum Rich Kurdish and sunnis enclaves. liquidate those Hezbollah LEADERSHIP
    the alternative is worst.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 0:39 at 0:39
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      Tommy, Did you see your picture in the dictionary. Next to the word. Imbecile Retard

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 2:01 at 2:01
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      @Robert… All Due Respect, these Changes in Oil Sanctions on Iran & Revenues Given to Kurds looks like Mighty Fine Planning & there was not need to Predict Anything, Actions Speak Louder Than Any Predicting! Iranians, Proxies & IRGC are now Dying in Foreign Lands while Protesters Grow in Shiia Leader’s Homeland?
      https://youtu.be/-23XCzB4CvQ

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:51 at 23:51
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    Why not target the Islamic State of Iran Mullocracy from the top down in the places where the orders come? Do away with their nuclear capabilities first. The brainless in charge did not seem to understand the latest message. By the way, where are the Gulf states to help out ? AWOL and waiting for America to do their dirty work!!!

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:51 at 23:51
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    Someone needs to stir up the pot in Iran’s own backyard to keep the top towel heads running the show distracted and occupied. If you want to bring Iran to it’s knees, find a way to start interrupting it’s electrical power grid, even if it means one transformer at a time on the ground level.

  • Dec 31, 2019 @ 23:54 at 23:54
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    Half dozen claymore “welcome mats” could have stopped that from happening.

    Where are our manners??

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 3:54 at 3:54
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      You bet. Roll out the carpet bombing Iran has had coming since ‘79 too.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 0:38 at 0:38
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    You can tell they have a violent nature, they use any excuse to do violence.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:19 at 1:19
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    NOBODY IS AFRAID OF AMERICANS ANYMORE. YOU LOST THE WAR, SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN IRAK.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:54 at 1:54
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      @Anktious… As you keep Saying & Postings while More Shiia Die Every Day & Protesters Against Shiia Grow as well? Shiia That Cannot Swim Still Drown In Shallow Waters! How many IRGC & Hizballah Killed?

      • Jan 1, 2020 @ 6:27 at 6:27
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        You tell mr. How many shias got killed. Iranians are driving you out of everywhere in the middle east, can you not see?

        • Jan 1, 2020 @ 7:51 at 7:51
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          Poie… Iranian & Proxies are Dying not Driving, & Hiding! Winners Don’t Drive To Die?

          • Jan 1, 2020 @ 11:17 at 11:17
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            winners do win as Iranians obviously are . Do you think iraninans get killed yet come out stronger by days ?

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:19 at 1:19
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    The US response on the attack of the K1 base reminds me the “response” of Reagan after Hezbollah murdered 241 US Marines in Lebanon….he ordered the New Jersey battle ship to bombard some sand dunes in Lebanon from 20 miles out at sea….it was a JOKE then, & the response of the K1 is a JOKE as well !

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:48 at 1:48
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      @Dave… More Jokes to come if that is what you call them. Shiia Supporters are now being Targeted & Dying while Protesters in Iran, Iraq & Lebanon Attacking Shiia Rulers, Terrorists, & Paramilitary with weapons they can’t respond to without Oil Revenues! https://youtu.be/uxfoa23skHg

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 12:06 at 12:06
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      “….it was a JOKE then, & the response of the K1 is a JOKE as well !”

      @ Dave,

      Just wondering how funny the Iranian proxy Shiite militias who were on the business end of our strikes found what happened to them ???

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:23 at 1:23
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    SOLIDLY DEFEATED AND HUMILIATED. GET THE F?%$ OUT! The orange carrot is a buffoon who is laughed at all over the world.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 12:15 at 12:15
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      ” The orange carrot is a buffoon who is laughed at all over the world.”

      @ Vivian,

      It sounds like you need to turn down the “color intensity” and adjust the “tint” control on that 1970’s RCA TV you’re watching.
      It may also be advisable to catch up with the latest events in international politics, as it seems you’re far behind.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 1:30 at 1:30
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    Perfect Timing for Arabia, America & Israel.

    1. Protesters in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon & Gaza have been Imprisoned & Killed by Shiia IRGC, Police & Terror Funded Groups. They will not follow the Iranian Shiia Regime.

    2. The Varied Cultures of Iran, Iraq, & Lebanon know it is the Shiia Governments that have not produced Peace Nor Prosperity for the People. IRGC, Hizballah, Al Qods & Shiia Paramilitary Groups will only cause a Unified Strike on the Iranian Shiia Regime & Commanders as proper response while Protesters do the same.

    3. As America Takes, Divides & Retains Oil Revenues from Iran & Iraq and Gives the Revenues to Kurds, Syrians, Turk Men, & Sunnis Iran-Iraq Proxies grow Weaker & America Allies Stronger able to buy Weapons, Neighborhood Spies, & Target Shiia Terror Leaders as well!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 2:27 at 2:27
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    🅕🅤🅒🅚 🅣🅔🅗🅡🅐🅝, 🅕🅤🅒🅚 🅘🅣 🅗🅐🅡🅓, 🅐🅝🅓 🅔🅥🅔🅡🅨🅣🅗🅘🅝🅖 🅦🅘🅛🅛 🅑🅔 🅞🅚

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 9:27 at 9:27
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      I Love You.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 2:34 at 2:34
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    YES Yasmine,

    Yanks are getting FK really hard now!

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 7:54 at 7:54
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      One Russian Rescue Tug Boat, 1 Tanker & 1 Frigate & 5 IRGC Navy Speed Boats IS Not An Armada!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 5:11 at 5:11
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    This isn’t obozo’s circus.You can bet your fringing goats that Iran’s puppets are going down. The hurt will come soon enough.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 6:33 at 6:33
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    The Shia people will destroy Israel and all American dreams for middle east. Just wait…
    They are reaching to their main power….

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 12:23 at 12:23
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      “The Shia people will destroy Israel and all American dreams for middle east. Just wait…
      They are reaching to their main power….”

      @ Aviv Cohen,

      That may very well be the very last thing they are ever able to “reach” for.
      And once that’s gone…………………..

      • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:07 at 14:07
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        According to some special data and information which I have, no country in world map will be exist with Israel name. Somebody couldn’t believe this but the disappearing of Israel have started by U.S. and western countries hand. The Jewish people was just a toy in another countries hand for last 70 years and now, this plan age finished.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 12:12 at 12:12
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    Turn the holy city of Qum into holy smoke.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 12:59 at 12:59
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    There is evil, but then there is Iran’s regime which is by far more evil than evil.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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    One bullet in a power transformer, either up on a pole or a larger transformer on a power grid substation at ground level, will render said transformer useless. Bring Iran to it’s knee’s by killing the power grid, one transformer at at time. You can also use carbon fiber bombs that can short out power grids (used in Serbia – also in Iraq – see BLU-114/B ). Kill the power and you kill the regime. Hard to use your hand or that towel on your head to wipe your bunghole in the dark – yes?

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:14 at 14:14
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    It’s completely fair that some day wake up and see the world change and Israel dose anymore exist. Israel by abusing from Jewish honor killed and destroyed very much.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 19:29 at 19:29
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      ABIGAIL = RETARDED SHARMOUTA!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:16 at 14:16
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    Almost of people who live in middle east hate U.S. and Israel really…

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 16:20 at 16:20
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      @Almost… is not a Majority in Power! Israel gains Supporters Every Day as Shiia Lose Them & Gain Protesters!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:18 at 14:18
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    I’m a Jewish and honor this but I leaving outside of Israel…
    this country really make Jewish people dirty and nasty….
    I hope the other people who lived inside the Israel find it soon

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 19:29 at 19:29
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      GOOD STAY HOME, STUPID JEW!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:25 at 14:25
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    In south America most people hate Israel…
    We believe that Israel is behind of the endless war in middle east

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:27 at 14:27
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    Miserable Jewish people will face the great pain again because they had not recognized that U.S. used them for it’s politic and war

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:37 at 14:37
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    You know… the Jewish people are really chicken hurt, our prime minister and army personnel, too. Our faith is failure….

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:46 at 14:46
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    Every body know what Karma is…
    U.S. and Israel and Saudi will lost their plan and authority in middle east soon.

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 16:25 at 16:25
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      @Milkyway… You are Correct on Karma & the Proof is Happening to Iran Shiia Regime, Iraqi Shiia Bleeders, & Hizballah Shiis Dead, for the Sins of being Shiia Servants in Hiding & Not Leaders for Peace Prosperity For Mideast People.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 14:55 at 14:55
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    But remember the holohoax, remember the holohoax, we Juice are special so special 🦗. No apartheid, no ethnic cleansing, no exploitation, no history lies, we Juice are perfect and Gods Special people🦗, its all lies that we are fake juice, remember the holohoax and that we are special people🦗 😂🤣😂

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 19:30 at 19:30
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      YOUR MOTHER THINKS WE ARE VERY SPECIAL. THANK HER!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 17:02 at 17:02
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    Iran’s Shiia Confront Openly? Examples, Run Around Wearing Masks Killing Women, Children suppresses his own Persian People Poverty in the Name of Ali’s Allah of 632 CE?

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 17:12 at 17:12
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    That’s exactly what Ezekiel 38 says!

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 18:05 at 18:05
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    la la la lalalal la la la lala lllaaalaalalalalalala

    fans are singing in the stadium!!!!

    lalal la la la la lalalalalalaal lalala lalala la ala lalalal

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 19:42 at 19:42
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    The only way to solve this mess is to turn the entire Middle-East into a giant ball of fire and start over.

    That’s cleansing.

    Happy New Year.

  • Jan 1, 2020 @ 19:55 at 19:55
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    Reading these comments is humorous. It wouldn’t surprise me if you all were sitting in the same room talking to each other as you write this drivel. Wait……..somebody answer the door, the pizza has arrived, take a break. It is funny, though!

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 21:03 at 21:03
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      Richard,
      This site is like being at a bar at 3:00 am with a bunch of drunks…

    • Jan 1, 2020 @ 21:41 at 21:41
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      What?? Seriously, well i bet you have just made Jims day… maybe the photo has been touched up?

  • Jan 2, 2020 @ 4:08 at 4:08
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    I have to wonder. Is Iran a distraction? Erdogan is planning to take over Libya and install a Turkish govenor. Daniel 11. 40

  • Jan 2, 2020 @ 8:52 at 8:52
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    Using the name like Anonymous, is like people who paint swastikas on grave stone at night, They are scumbags, or the coward that post Anti-Semitic signs were discovered stapled to telephone poles on Tuesday morning in St. Albans. that read it’s ok to be anti-Semitic. But put it’s ok to be anti-Semitic on your tee shirt and you will get thumbs up

  • Jan 2, 2020 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    Where were the Iraqi military that was supposed to protect the Green Zone? They were probably some of the protestors if you watch the video a lot of the protestors were dressed in military Uniforms.

  • Jan 3, 2020 @ 3:02 at 3:02
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    YOU GOAT HEADERS will never learn will you?
    You mess with the BULL YOU GET THE HORNS We no longer have a pos MUSLIM in control of the USA we have a BADAZE AMERICAN PATRIOT and we will KICK YOUR AZE BACK TO THE FRIGGEN STONE AGE PERIOD

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