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I knew he had the reputation of the savior of the Shia(and other minorities) in Syria, but didn't know that this extended to the whole region. I have no strong opinion whether this reputation is deserved, but I note that the circumstances of death are what make a martyr. And if that is accurate:

Getting whacked by the Americans on a peace negotiation they themselves had called for counts, I think.

by generic on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 11:35:50 PM EST
temple cleanser
lord and savior
is dead. In the flesh.
wow. That's new.


by Cat on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 11:54:09 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 02:51:34 AM EST
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Yes, not a good idea to put this in the NYT. The leaker must have thought that Trump is a greater threat to the USA than Iran. I agree, but still...

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 05:13:59 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 08:16:00 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 11:00:43 PM EST
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