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Khomeinist

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  1. I feel so honored to be among the top funny ShiaChat users. All of my hard work and dedication has paid off. Getting mentioned in this thread has been a dream of mine for many years, and I would like to thank those who have helped me along the way. First and foremost I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity. Next I would like to thank my parents. I want to thank my friend Geoff for being really skinny and always there for me. I would also like to thank my pet tadpole for surviving against all odds for over a week. Next I would like to thank the squirrel that lives in my backyard for climbing trees because that gives me inspiration that I need to get through the day. This is a special moment in my life and I would like to thank any of my unmentioned friends and family that have helped me along the way. This moment will be a moment that I will never forget. I just remembered a few other people I would like to thank: Abraham Lincoln, the fish I caught in the third grade, my light in my room because I wouldn’t be able to see the keyboard without it, the internet for letting me go on the shiachat forums, my house because without it I would be homeless, and last but not least I would like to thank all the people out there that actually took time out of their day to read this. I cannot stress how much of a big deal to me this is. I have been trying to be among the top funny shiachat users for years, but that has not been possible until this amazing day. Hopefully my good luck will continue, but this is undoubtedly a rare occasion. If you asked me how I did this, I would say, you can achieve anything you set your mind on. To all the kids out there reading this, I would like to tell them to follow their dreams. Being the top is truly amazing, thank you everyone.
  2. Easy. 1. Middle-Eastern cuisine; Irani, Lobnani, Iraqi, Afghani; they taste good and have many similarities in dishes and names. 2. Turkish cuisine; mainstream here in Europe. Lots of easy go-to restaurants are turkish like döner and shawarma shops. 3. Italian cuisine; yeah boy, this is just a standard. Pizza, lasagna and mom's spaghetti at 1am. Can't say no to that.
  3. Not going to lie. I am in the same spot as @Fatima NMA. I'm Iranian but my tongue speaks arabic. There is some racism towards arabic speakers and arabs in general, however, what I do have noticed is that it has decreased in the last few years. For instance, many people in Tehran would look down on Iraqis. This was different for me last year. A restaurant employee actually handed me a hand and told me to do dua for him in Karbala. He thought I was Iraqi. On the other hand, I did also experience a pretty racist irani "group of friends" in the same trip last year. I don't want to sugarcoat everything, but there is some racism here and there one can expect. Living in places like Khuzestan, Qom, Mashhad or Dowlat Abad could make a big difference for Iraqis or other Arabs. To the OP @Abu Nur: If you want urban and (man-made) nature, Tehran or any other big city could be an option. There are many parks in Tehran you can enjoy. Especially in the Northern part. However, Northern Tehran is quite expensive. One can be hit with prices of a few billion tooman for an apartment. Not only is housing expensive in Tehran, also the food prices such as fruits, veggies, meat and other products are much more expensive than Qom for instance. Northern Tehran is also more "liberal" in case that is important What also is possible is living in Shomal Iran (Northern Iran). Places like Chalus are often used as a vacation spot for many Tehranis. The weather is humid but not too hot and dry as Tehran and there is the Caspian Sea. I am not sure about any good business model for places like Chalus, but opening a restaurant/take away could be a nice way to earn an income especially since many Tehranis at the end of the week leave Tehran to visit Chalus and other places around the Caspian Sea. It has lots of green nature. An ideal place.
  4. If I am allowed to build upon @Abu Hadi's words, I believe a very crucial thinking step is to consider the true nature of our material beings. Living in a material dominated world, we build desires that are related to this material world. We have yet to see a place that breaks this dominating material factor. When we look at the prophets and the Imams, we see that loads of times they handle situation and events differently than us. Their knowledge about the other life is so much more than ours making them not valuing this material existence. Desires and thoughts we have now are build and received by the environment we are currently in which is dictated by lots of parameters such as: materials, spirituality, knowledge, education, economics etc. When we change environments, we tend to take a different perspective on life. Can you imagine a world which is not dictated by time? Time which is a crucial factor alongside our material being is hard to not think of. We cannot think of how a system would work in which going from point A to B takes no time, but merely a distance which even there is traveled instantaneously. The question arrives again, what is "instantaneously"? For us here in this material world it means that it takes no to hardly any time. Does this "rule" mean the same in Jannah? Can we visualize Jannah like a place build out of atoms? But atoms deteriorate over time. Again, imagining jannah or your thoughts or desires there are hard. Even in regards of the males getting more than one wife. Will males still have this desire? Or was this more a way for Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى to describe how good jannah is for the material human state? For the material influenced mind? Will we still have the same desires of wanting to become a good wife/husband, a good dad/mom, have a good career etc.? Here we have to become something indicating time again. In jannah, the desires of time will probably fade away. The desire to willing to become something or achieve something will fade away since it consumes time. Can a finite body understand an infinite soul? We are a mix of which we both cannot understand fully. We do not understand the finite body completely, nor can we explain the infinite soul. We can only know that whatever comes up in our imagination is actually even better in the jannah realm just like what @ali_fatheroforphans said.
  5. Even though this was short, it was still a good read honestly. I have been going through some heavy emotional stuff lately and this hit the spot. Instead of worrying for a person, leave it up to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى to dictate that person's life to become more fruitful and better. My worries will not change that person's life.
  6. I have several times tackled your arguments directly and have given you clear answers and examples. Sadly, you have responded once to which I again have debunked your arguments. If you are unable to provide evidence or a much more logical approach to the problem, you can say so and we will call it a day. Cherry-picking to whom you will respond isn't going to prove your point at all. Then again comes the argument that you do not posses the tactical and military knowledge to base your arguments on. And not only do you lack this, you are also unaware of what is happening at the very moment. You do not receive any real life intel feed nor behind the scenes documents. This states that you are in no position to talk about "better methods" to kill less civilians or criticize the current methods used as you have no knowledge of better ones available. Those experts there know what is better and available and thus they act accordingly. I quote from a different thread which backs up my argument: If you are willing to criticize a method, you should be able to provide a better alternative or a solution. You have been unable to do this during these whole 6 pages. Can you tackle a teacher without giving a solution to the cause? You cannot. You have come back with giving a few examples of wars where BBs claimed lives of people. I have come with examples of how missiles have devastated entire countries. As a respected and big marja' has given his opinion on the matter, I stand fully behind it. One may go and debate this marja' directly in order to change my thoughts. There is no need to discuss a certain matter with someone who is unwilling to go further in the debate. I thank you for your replies and wish you all prosperity. May Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى accept your duas and prayers.
  7. How can you claim that the current methods are questionable, or in other threads, "indiscriminate way of using weaponry" while you yourself do not have the knowledge nor any better method available? Criticizing without having something better does not contribute to anything. Someone who legitimately criticizes someone actually has a solution to the problem. You still do not have the knowledge in regards of what is better. Watching a few BBs youtube videos doesn't make you an expert on what should be used and whatnot. There are hundreds of Hezbollah as well as IRGC experts on the battlefield in Syria. They all have high influence in the battle tactics of the Syrian army. They advise generals with their decisions. Do you think I will believe them, or some internet stranger, sitting probably thousand of miles outside of the battlefield, unable to present solutions as well as directly tackle arguments?
  8. The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been set to meet the criteria of the IRGC, which is under Ayatollah Khamanei's command. Thus, Ayatollah Khamenei receives much more inside as outside information about Syria. On top of that, Hezbollah and IRGC soldiers are fighting the rebels at the very moment. They also gather intel and send it to the IRGC command centres in Iran. The Ayatollah is always kept up to date. Thus, he has much more knowledge on the situation than any of us here at this very moment.
  9. Could you explain how Bashar has "far superior weaponry" while the "moderate" rebels as well as Bashar use weaponry that have been made and produced in the 50s-60s-70s-80s? This point is debateable. And then again, that Bashar has the benefit of airstrikes is something that one should praise. I am glad the terrorist don't have airjets as that would make this situation even worse. The thing they do have is anti-aircraft missiles. Are you looking for a war that is balanced or something?
  10. Do you think that if he would have used a missile or mortar he would have killed less civilians? You are only criticizing without bringing any solutions on the table. What should he use then? You do not have the knowledge to know the options Bashar is facing at the moment. You are not a general nor commander in his army. You are not an adviser nor military soldier in the SAA. You have absolutely, just like the rest, zero knowledge of the options bashar has. This again proves my point. You are assuming there to be a different method. What if there isn't? What if Bashar run out of missiles? What if he has to use bombs to destory these terrorists? Instead of criticizing, please come with a solution. If he would have done things that would cause doubt in Ayatollah Khamenei's eyes, Ayatollah Khamenei would probably have (again) more knowledge than us all here and he will cast a certain opinion on the matter. Do you think that Ayatollah Khamenei is uneducated in these barrel bombs propaganda? He knows better than all of us what is happening. The same with the UN. I have faith things are said behind closed doors in the UN to try and make it look like the UN isn't hiding the truth from the world. Ayatollah Khamenei, unlike others, actually has the audacity to speak up and form his opinion on Bashaar al-Assad. There are many who are afraid to do this because of their followers. Correction: as best as possibile with the tools at hand. Not with imaginary weaponry that an internet stranger is assuming thousands of miles away from the battle scene. Options are limited.
  11. Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Mali and many other places are examples of how destructive missiles are used by NATO. Why is there no condemnation here? Why hasn't the UN banned the US from participating in the Syrian war after it pancaked Raqqa literally? Why has the UN which you stand behind so much not condemned the use of NATO's missiles in these countries which are INACCURATE and kill civilians? Again, hypocrisy at best. I can also assume many things. Assuming that the UN is not against BBs because of an agenda is like me assuming that the US is spreading democracy. Let's just try to be balanced and recognize that the US is fighting ISIS. Does this still suffice? You haven't refuted the point. The UN has always taken weird positions in war condemning the truth. You are again putting hope in a pro-western agenda corporation. Tomahawks are much more of a crude weapon than BBs. Let the UN first condemn those before condeming BBs. You are assuming Bashar to have an infinite amount of supplies and to have engineers that can basically bring instant birth to weapons that don't kill civilians. This is war and there is not friendly fire. There are no cheat codes to be used. Bashar has a finite amount of supplies as well as finite amounts of strategies. Do you think a 20kg BB is worse than a 100kg missile? Whoever thinks like that is delusional. Specific is a fake lie. The NATO members even admit that their missiles are inaccurate. Missiles, drone strikes and mortars do not hit with a 100% hit rate. Then again, a BB is aimed. It isn't just dropped in a kindergarten. Bashar even told interviewer that a bomb is aimed. I'm repeating: Bashar's options are limited and you do not have the knowledge to decide which option is the best one. You are not even close to such a position. If you are unaware about what makes standard missiles indiscriminate, I refer to you the whole history of human war after Von Braun's missile discovery. Syria has a right, like any country, to have its own defences and tactics to wipe the ground with these dirty imperialists trying to reclaim their land. In war people die. This is a fact you cannot deny. You actually criticize him with the sources of the enemy which are baseless. If you are going to cherry-pick UN resolutions, then I'll also pick mine. Your comments show that you have insufficient knowledge of battle tactics as well as the differences and usage of weaponry.
  12. I'm going to say this for the last time: the UN, Doctors without Borders, Red Cross, Amnesty Internationial (who also made some BS propaganda about a prison in Syria) and all the other so-called human rights corporations are not a measure to what is allowed or not. I find it funny how you from one side decide to defend the Syrian sovereignty in front of the wahhabis and from the other side regard the UN banning the use of "barrel" bombs to be good and justful. Meanwhile you probably support the idea of the use of missiles and mortars. Again, the UN is not a measure to what is allowed or not. There are bombs worse than the supposed "barrel" bomb and nobody is condemning them. You are falling into repetitive rhetoric. The UN, security council and all these other humanity right watches are nothing more but a tool in order to be used against certain governments and push a certain agenda. If you adhere to these UN resolutions and security council rhetoric, then do you also acknowledge that Iran has human rights problems? That the death penalty should go away in Iran? Do you think that the missile program should be put to a halt? I find it a big worry that you are standing behind words of western nations in the UN. Again, when Bashar Ja'afari brings forth very strong arguments in the security council, nobody is able to refute them. But here you have you, supporting the baseless and void rhetoric of Nikki Haley (who is not able to refute his points by rationality) saying: "we disagree with his points". Well what are they? Why do western representatives at the security council never present strong refutations? They are unable to because of their dirty war on Syria. Don't mix up feelings with geopolitics.
  13. Yeah, I'm seriously not understanding all this fuss. This is war and you can expect civilian casualties. Do you really think Bashar wants to kill his people? Of course not. But you don't have many options to pick from. I think the OP is assuming as if Bashar has a wide range of options to choose from. He is limited and thus has to act accordingly. Syria doesn't have 2018 military technology. It is doing it's best to get these terrorist out and get their own legitimate country back. And on top of that, people are still believing the "peaceful protests" narrative?! It's 2018 already, many journalists have already exposed that these were all BS false propaganda narratives.
  14. OP, you are doing nothing but push a western agenda about condemning the use of barrel bombs as well as put fake fear in the hearts of the people about "barrel bombs". Apparently, the west might have noticed the effectiveness of these bombs in practice and how they shred their mercenaries in pieces, thus pushing an agenda through the UN by condemning the use of these BOMBS. They stay BOMBS nonetheless. Then again OP, you have ignored several points and just came back with the void interview argument. Barrel bombs are nothing but a different mechanism of a missile or mortar. A mortar and missile have the EXACT same devastation as a BARREL BOMB. The difference is that a missile is being shot with more precision, has a stronger effect, may destroy buildings and is used in jets. A mortar is handy for infantry to use as air and distance support. A mortar also explodes upon impact killing anything within its range. People don't get killed by the explosive of these weaponry, they get killed by the tiny little metal parts that fly around with high speeds. But then again, mortars, missiles and BOMBS have the same functionality. I'm repeating this for the second or third time now.
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