Dark Days For “Moderates”

There has been an incident on the international stage that could have far ranging consequences……and NO it is not this story……

Looks like police in France have finally caught up with the Kardashian robbers. Officials say 16 people have been arrested in connection with the Oct. 3 robbery at a Paris residence of Kim Kardashian West, who was tied up and locked in a bathroom by armed attackers who made off with an estimated $10 million in jewelry, the BBC reports. The New York Daily News reports that the suspects have not yet been charged, but they can be held for at least 96 hours under French law. Kardashian West, who recently spoke out about the terrifying experience for the first time, may be asked to identify the suspects in a lineup presented via video feed.

The reason I point out this story is that it got more attention than something that could be a thorn in Trump’s ass after 20Jan17…….please someone, anyone explain why this celeb is so goddamn important!

Yet another “Flash” for the MSM……mindless bullsh*t.

This report could be a lot more troubling than the antics of a ignorant celeb……

Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a pugnacious moderate who survived for decades despite challenging his own turbaned elite, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989 to 1997.

Rafsanjani’s death is a huge loss for both reformists and moderates, as he stood as a pillar for the two camps.

Rafsanjani emerged as a moderate counter-figure to the ultra-hardliners clustered around Ahmadinejad — under whom Iran’s relations with the West plummeted — and criticised the crackdown that followed Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election in 2009.

His voice was a voice of moderate thought within the government of Iran…..with him gone the hard-liners may once again rule the roost…..and that could be a problem for the incoming admin…..

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10 thoughts on “Dark Days For “Moderates”

  1. Some people’s idea of foreign policy and foreign news is reading that an east coast family won the lottery and decided to move to the west coast. “OMG, there are “easterners” moving into our neighborhood. What will we do?” It’s sad how ignorant some Americans are about the world in which they live.

    1. I could not agree more….I try to keep my readers up-to-date as best I can….what happens “over there” can have deep impact here….chuq

  2. If only more people would determine to include alternate news sources in their media diet. Sure, it takes a little more concentration, a little more cognitive activity, in order to digest – but let’s not be lazy!

  3. We had the same priorities on our news here. Celebrity news is designed to make sure that people embrace the cult of personality, and don’t even start to think about the ‘real world’.
    Regards, Pete.

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