Sunday, January 5, 2020

Celebrating the Death of Iran's General Qasem Soleimani and ISIL's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

It's moments like this that I'm reminded of why I started a blog called "Bad Person". It was so I could explore my opinions and exhibit some of the less desirable aspects of my personality without being lambasted and unfairly judged by people on Facebook. Facebook is a notably conformist platform, where everyone is the same shitty shade of blue, and thoughts are best kept small and shallow like many of the minds of the people posting and reading them. It's like a reality TV show where you and your friends are the stars, and ends up becoming a groupthink machine that runs on the lowest common denominator of mob rule and mass conformism.  It's a place where people display their narcissism, show off the best parts of their life while keeping their skeletons in the closet, as they mutually stroke each other's egos with "Likes" and insipidly positive comments. This is why I often call it Fakebook. The short and limited nature of Fakebook's posts is not well suited to deeper, larger, and more independent thoughts, and therefore it can never offer the freedom of a blog. I'll have more to say about the nature of Facebook in a future post.

The problem I have is some of my Facebook "friends" on the far left end of the political spectrum.  These are generally, but not always, the kind of young and idealistic know-it-all college hippie types who dropped acid at Burning Man one time and now think they have license to enforce their values and virtues upon the world. These are the same privileged and entitled people who've always had it easy in life, have always gotten things their own way, and are now incapable of understanding how we ended up with a president that isn't the one they voted for, and they feel the need to complain about it constantly and bully anyone who doesn't agree with their opinion. I got tired of these kinds of people in November 2018 when I realized there was no evidence of Russian collusion in the Mueller probe.  This caused me to create a Facebook alter-ego that I called "Dave Trollpants", so I could troll these people at my maximum annoyance levels and watch their responses.  Much of the time I'd simply post truthful verifiable information, write it in condescending language that told people they were stupid, and then watch these left-leaning folks get angry about it.  Many of these people were so unable to withstand someone of a different opinion that they unfriended me on Fakebook.  That's how bent out of shape people got. Frankly I couldn't give a shit, most of them I haven't seen for years anyway, and we never had much in common to begin with.

Much of my Dave Trollpants posts predate the existence of this blog and Dave Trollpants hasn't been active much lately.  I may get around to posting some of those old posts here in the future. Anyway, the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the US military seemed like another moment ripe for antagonizing these people. This was the Fakebook post I made.

Waaah, the big bad orange man assassinated General Soleimani, boo-fuckin-hoo, mastermind of hundreds of attacks against the US and its allies in the Middle East over the last few years.

Were you not paying attention to the news earlier this year when Iran blew holes in the sides of tankers in the Persian Gulf by dropping limpet mines from drones? The Iranian drone and missile attacks against a Saudi Arabian oil refinery that temporarily halved the country's oil production and sent waves across the world's energy markets? The orchestration of the recent attacks against the US embassy in Iraq? Iran's support of anti-government militias in Iraq for more than a decade? Just to name a few things that might jog your short memory.

Waaah, mummy, the big bad orange man has timed this to try and distract us from his impeachment. 
As if we're going to forget about that once the media starts shoving it down our throats again over the next few months.

Waaah, mummy, he didn't ask congress if he could kill an enemy of the state? Waaah, mummy, is he allowed to do that? Waaaah, mummy, *sniffle*, poor innocent mister Soleimani *boohoohoo*.


In the comments I then provided a list Wikipedia articles of recent attacks by the Iranians against the US and its allies in the Middle East.  I understand that you shouldn't believe everything you read on Wikipedia and it has been known to have been compromised for propaganda reasons before, but it seemed like a reasonable source, with more sources contained within the articles. I also created the meme image seen at the top of this blog post, "I like Soleimani's new look".  

The fact that some people are able to selectively ignore the news of numerous Iranian attacks against the US and its allies in the Middle East over the past few years, and particularly in the past year, and still be able to spew their vitriol about Trump for killing the mastermind of most of these attacks, is a sad reflection of these people's mentality.  Soleimani was an enemy combatant and enemy of the state. He was in Baghdad to oversee the recent attacks on the US embassy in Iraq and begin conducting more attacks.  He played a dangerous game, and it ended with a deadly outcome for him.

Trumps opponents were talking it up as Trump's Benghazi. They wanted it to be Trump's Benghazi. Trump didn't allow it to become another Benghazi.

The killing of Soleimani comes shortly after the killing of the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  This was a man who was truly a piece of shit.  He was a fundamentalist religious zealot who ran a slave state, committed genocide and ethnic cleansing, used rape and enslavement of women as a policy of state, killed homosexuals, and murdered children for listening to western music.

"al-Baghdadi rose to prominence in ISIL after his detainment with Al Qaeda commanders at the American Camp Bucca in Iraq. Afterwards Baghdadi became directly involved in ISIL's atrocities and human rights violations. These include the genocide of Yazidis in Iraq, extensive sexual slavery, organized rape, floggings, and systematic executions. He directed terrorist activities and massacres. He embraced brutality as part of the organization's propaganda efforts, producing videos displaying sexual slavery and executions via hacking, stoning, and burning. al-Baghdadi himself was a rapist who kept several personal sex slaves."

Here's another article about ISIL which gives more details of the atrocities they committed under the leadership of al-Baghdadi, and which they probably still commit today.

 The list includes:
  • Massacres, forced conversion to Islam, and expulsion of Christians, Shia Muslims, and Yazidis.
  • Attacks on members of the press including torture and murder of local journalists, suicide bombings against TV stations, and release of beheading videos of international journalists.
  • Public beheadings and mass executions, sometimes with the victims forced to dig their own graves before being shot and pushed in.
  • Use of chemical weapons including chlorine and mustard gas.
  • Destruction of religious and cultural heritage, including bulldozing of religious buildings, sites of worship, and archaeological sites.
  • Child soldiers, some as young a 6 years old, recruited or even kidnapped, indoctrinated, and then used as fighters, suicide bombers, and even as blood transfusion donors for adult ISIL fighters.
  • Sexual violence and slavery including rape, forced marriage, and the trading of girls and women as sex slaves.
  • Slavery as state policy
  • Execution of homosexuals, often by hanging, crucifixion, or throwing them off the tops of tall buildings.
  • Allegations of human organ trafficking for profit

After reading that list it's pretty clear that al-Baghdadi and ISIL are dangerous psychopaths who are on the same level as the worst political figures in human history. It's at this point that I guess that I'm supposed to invoke the name of Hitler. That's how fucking bad these ISIL pieces of shit are, probably even worse than Hitler but on a smaller scale.

Yet still we have The Washington Post, a Pulitzer prize winning news outlet in the United States, which charges a subscription to read its news, making a mistake in their headline for al-Baghdadi's "obituary".  Whoever wrote the headline about an "austere religious scholar" didn't know anything about al-Baghdadi and simply wrote the headline based on the first few lines of the article.  It's a simple mistake but one that resulted in a lot of backlash from the public.

Conservative immediately ran with this and created various memes with glowing headlines for the death of other murderous psychopaths.  The Washington Post certain got their ass handed to them over it.

Here are more

Trump came out soon after the death of al-Baghdadi and said the world is a better place with him gone.  I don't know how anyone could disagree with that. 

Anyone who doesn't agree with that is not aware of the horrific things that ISIL have been doing. Many of them live in their little white picket fence world where life is good and everything is pretty and orderly. Their lives revolve around their humdrum little days of frivolity and mirth, where meat comes in a packet and they're considering becoming vegetarian so they don't hurt the poor little animals. The horrific stories of ISIL's campaign of organized rape and murder tend not to make it to the news in their full gore and horror, simply because they're so horrific.  You won't be seeing any beheading videos on prime time family news or Good Morning America.  But of course these people think they know everything, because they went to college and partied and got drunk and screwed around for four years, and now they have big knobby careers and feel very important, and they think that what they say goes.  They read the absolute truth in The Washington Post or The New York Times, which are Pulitzer prize winning publications, and these prizes somehow make everything they publish accurate and unbiased.  These publications reaffirm their biases and beliefs.

There are evil people in the world that need to be stopped.  We need to stand up to shitbags like Trump, but we also need to get our fucking prioties straight with regard to standing up to shitbags like Soleimani.  The punishment for being an enemy of the state is death, pure and simple.  So I'm very pleased that Soleimani is dead.  It was about fucking time.

Check out this parody Twitter account of Qasem Soleimani, it has some good jokes about his death.  Ha ha!  Suck shit it you dead piece of crap!

If you think the Western media isn't complicit in all of this dumbing down, pussification, and propaganda, think again.  The media is the largest manager and controller of public opinion.  They know that most people aren't able to critically evaluate the massive amounts of information that we have at our fingertips in today's highly connected world.  So they know people will give up and go with their beliefs and biases, and/or be motivated by fear. So what bullshit are they trying to shove down our throats in the news after the death of Soleimani to influence Trump's chances of impeachment, re-election?

1.  Killing Soleimani will destabilize the Middle East?

Trump kills one Iranian general and the normally serene and peaceful Middle East is going to be destabilized? As if the Arab spring of 2011 didn't destabilize it? The departure of tens of millions of Arab migrants to Europe and elsewhere after the Arab spring didn't destabilize it? The ongoing 9 year proxy war in Syria didn't destabilize it? The US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s didn't destabilize it? The 1990s Persian Gulf war didn't destabilize it? The Russian invasion of Afghanistan during the 1980s didn't destabilize it?  Russian, US, British, and other empire building in the region for the last century didn't destabilize it? The formation of the nation of Israel after WWII in the British protectorate of Palestine didn't destabilize it? The 400 years of running the countries in the region as oppressive religious kook states didn't destabilize it? The decades of small scale terrorist attacks that have been the only way for people to fight back against their governments didn't destabilize it? But Trump kills one military general and that's going to destabilize the region? What a crock of shit.

2.  Killing General Soleimani is an act of war?

Yeah Iran has been blowing up US and allied stuff in the region for years, and ratcheted-up their campaign in the last year, and they've been supporting anti-government militias in Iraq for over a decade.  Soleimani was in Iraq to orchestrate a whole new series of attacks on US positions, starting with the recent attacks on the US embassy, but taking him out is an act of war?  Now Iran is going to call the killing of Soleimani an act of terrorism and label the US as perpetrators of state sponsored terrorism. Now that is knee-slappingly hilarious!

The next thing we'll hear is the left-leaning media talking up the funeral of Soleimani, and how they've never seen such anti-American sentiment before.  Maybe they haven't been paying attention to Iran for the last 40+ years?

3.  We are now at war with Iran?

Yesterday I heard from an acquaintance of mine who's a former Major in the US Marine Corps. He said that Iran and the US have been exchanging shots at each other since the Reagan years, and that most people are unaware of this history.  Consider also that Iran responded with 15 missiles fired at two US bases in Iraq but with no casualties.  Iran's Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, responded that Iran did not seek war. Trump and members of his team also responded that they do not want war.  Neither side wants war.  So this is just another exchange of shots, the same as has been going on since the 1980s.

Note: is it a strange sign of the times that public announcements of diplomatic decisions now happen on Twitter?

Interestingly, Trump was forced to back down on his claims about targeting Iranian cultural sites, which is a war crime under the 1956 Hague Convention. Trump basically called his own bluff when he did this. If he didn't know this law then he didn't know what sites were targeted.  Not that being the leader of the most powerful military in the world ever has to bluff, but it was an idiotic mistake.  This also resulted in this snippet of video in which Trump claims that "I like to obey the law".  This will be an fun little snippet for future use.

Here's just another example of yet another serene and peaceful day in the Middle East. The cause of the stampede?  No mention of it.

Over 50 killed, 212 hurt in Soleimani funeral stampede; general’s burial delayed
Incident in general’s hometown of Kerman causes mourners to flee for surrounding hills; a Monday procession for the slain general in Tehran drew over 1 million people

Yeah boo-fucking-hoo asshole!

Soon after I wrote this blog post, the bungling clowns in Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet that took off from their own airport in Tehran, killing all 176 passengers and crew on board. Yet somehow they didn't manage to injure or kill anyone with the six missiles they fired at two Iraqi land bases.

After the downing of the passenger jet, Iran tried to cover up their fuck-up by removing evidence from the crash site, but in the end they had no choice but to fess up to their monumental blunder.

Iran's people were angered by this and protested the downing of the jet. How did Iran's government respond to these protests? They shut down the internet and fired on the protesters to disperse them.

Poor Soleimani, *sniffle*, his killing was an illegal act of war by the big bad orange man. We're so fucked now, WWIII is on. We're all gonna die and it's the big bad orange man's fault. We're the worst country in the world. Boohoohoooo!

As if that wasn't bad enough, shortly after this the Iranian government tried to spread propaganda by claming it was the US's fault that they shot down the passenger jet because the US had ratcheted up tensions.  HOW FUCKING COMICAL!!!

You bungling fucking clowns! Fuck you Iran, and fuck your pathetic little shithole country!  You have one choice left, join us or fucking DIE!!!

And to the leftist wanks here in the US who are siding with this piece of shit country, fuck you too!

To the people of Iran who support regime change, we stand with with you!


So there you go, that was Dave Trollpants.  Don't forget to sign up for my blog at the top right of this page.

-Dave Bad Person

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