Escalating Iranian Threat To World Peace

Iran is spreading it’s caliphate ambitions across the Middle from Iran to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and more. 



As the #1 world sponsor of terrorism and abuser of human rights, there is reason to be concerned and afraid of Iran’s intentions and actions. 



The ISIS terror and caliphate may end up paling in comparison to the threat of a dangerous fundamentalist Iran with emerging nukes, ballistic missiles, and a fearsome spreading caliphate of their own. 



Now Iran conveniently claims that radiological material, Iridium, was stolen, and where it ends up exploding no one yet knows, but we can guess the likely targets.



What wonderful plausible deniability for a suitcase WMD bomb horrifically placed and detonated by Iran, themselves. 



As Israel is burning, Aleppo is being flattened, Mosul fighting is raging street by street, and terrorists are plotting ever greater strikes into our heartlands, we are sitting here dumb and dumber. 



Please G-d, he will restore peace to our lands and people.



May He grant our leaders the wisdom to act as necessary, with due speed and agility to defeat our enemies whether ISIS or Iran and not be fooled by agreements not worth the ridiculous paper they are written on. 



(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Talking It Cryptic

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So for a while when I received weirdly worded communications from others, I thought “Gee, this person doesn’t know how to communicate!”


They aren’t saying what they mean or aren’t saying it clearly, and I am having to decipher it, read between the lines (more than usual) and certainly not always getting it right. 


I seriously thought some of these people needed to go for remedial communications and project management training, and was more than willing to send them.


Then, I started to see the bigger picture and context and it was beginning to all make sense.


The terse messages, the cryptic language, the dancing around the topic…these were not (necessarily) because the person couldn’t communicate well, but it was intentional!


No, they weren’t trying to mess with me.


They were afraid to say what they really wanted to say–not to me, but generally speaking.  


Why?


Conjecture, but perhaps they didn’t want “it” so explicit, they didn’t want a flagrant (unnecessary) trail, they didn’t want to potentially get in any trouble. 


So they truncate, obfuscate, used “code” words (not real code, symbolic) and otherwise made the communications so vague that they had plausible deniability or could interpret it just about any which way they wanted.


Ah, sort of a “get out of jail free card”–self made, signed, sealed, and delivered.


This is the art of being cryptic!


Fear and overly strict political correctness is not a good thing when what you really need is clear and honest communications from folks.


We do ourselves a disservice by “playing games,” keeping hidden agendas, and protecting ourselves over the necessity to get the mission accomplished and done well.


Perhaps when people are caught between competing masters and agendas, they are “forced” to do this to get the job done, stay alive, and in the important game we all must play in life.


Ink a dink a bottle of ink the cap fell off and you stink…got that?  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)