Saturday, January 04, 2020


We just knew how our MSM would react to the sudden demise of the great philantropist, influencer and avid Lonely Planet reader General Soleimani. Stacks and stacks of Kleenex boxes were seen being delivered to the offices of the Dutch and Belgian state broadcasters. This, for instance, is how NOS, Dutch public TV, placed the item: Soleimani was a "state official" who was "popular with resistance groups":

It might be useful for the leftist loons there to remember the following, via Newsweek:

"Iran was responsible for the deaths of at least 608 American troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2011, according to a newly revised casualty estimate produced by the Pentagon.

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told a State Department press briefing Tuesday that Tehran is to blame for 17 percent of all U.S. service personnel deaths between 2003 and 2011, having supplied weaponry to Shiite militias fighting U.S. occupation.

Hook noted that the U.S. figure is in addition to the "thousands" of Iraqi troops and civilians killed in attacks by Iranian proxy forces.

The special representative explained that the new numbers are taken from recently declassified U.S. military documents. The numbers are significantly higher than the roughly 500 confirmed deaths attributed to Iran by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford in 2015.

At that time, Dunford acknowledged that the true figure would likely be higher. "We were not always able to attribute the casualties that we had to Iranian activity, although many times we suspected it was Iranian activity, even though we did not necessarily have the forensics to support that," Dunford told Congress during a confirmation hearing.

Tehran provided military and financial support to Shiite militias in Iraq as the country was convulsed by waves of sectarian and anti-U.S. violence following the toppling of Saddam Hussein...."

Oh wait, they couldn't care less about the deaths of US troops. Well, how about this then? The respected Dutch Professor of Iranian extraction Afshin Ellian writes in Elsevier that:

"...Soleimani is the general of international terrorism. In the Middle East (Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen etc), in Africa (Sudan, South Africa), in Latin America and even in Europe there are persons and groups which are under orders from Soleimani.

His men and women gather intelligence, buy hardware and weapons, carry out terror attacks, and where possible form a militia..."

All of this is known, also the dirty role Soleimani played in the Syrian civil war, his support for the Houthi rebels in Yemen, his crushing of Iranian dissenters... and still, from the coverage on NOS, VRT, or our newspapers you would think the guy was some sort of Nelson Mandela at best and Pancho Villa at worst.

Anyway... of a less laughable nature is the reaction of a special category of New Belgians. Posted on muslim social media in Belgium two days ago:

... a commemmoration service for Soleimani!!! Yes, so that was yesterday, Friday 3 JAN, in the "Rue de Bone 101" in...

... MOLENBEEK of all places!!! Who would have thunk it??

I checked it out. It's actually not "Rue de Bone 101", that doesn't exist. It's "Rue de Bonne 101". They are integrated so damn well they can't even get the street name right. Anyway, I checked it out on Google Earth and guess what, it's here: "meshkaat", a "religious institution":

Here's a close-up:

And here's a pic of the interior:

Hey Creech AFB, ain't too late yet for a New Year's present!

Today, De Standaard helpfully offered some coverage of the serene commemmoration for the good general...

... and whadda ya know, on the pamphlet they got the translation wrong!!! It was not 'an entire world will avenge you' , it was 'the entire world mourns Soleimani'. De Standaard:

"Wat op de uitnodiging staat is een slechte vertaling,’ zei Mohsen Rahnama in naam van de aanwezigen. ‘Er wordt bedoeld: de hele wereld treurt om Soleimani. We zijn hier louter om te rouwen.’ Rahnama benadrukte dat van geweld geen sprake is.

Translation (a good one this time, but then it's from moi, Outlaw Mike):

"'What's on the invitation is a bad translation', said Mohsen Rahnama on behalf of those present. 'Meant was: 'the entire world mourns Soleimani.' 'We are only here to mourn'. Rahnama emphasised that there was no question that violence was advocated.'

Golly, thx, De Standaard!!! And I suppose that if we don't believe that, you will want to sell us a bridge across the Tigris for 10 EUR, is it not?


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