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NY Times reporter's tweet of Soleimani
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/4/2020 11:30:22 AM

A New York Times reporter received backlash Friday after posting a video on social media showing slain Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani reciting poetry. Farnaz Fassihi, an Iranian-American journalist who covers Iran for the paper, shared the video in the early morning hours after the Pentagon confirmed President Trump ordered a targeted drone strike that killed Soleimani and other military officials at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. “Rare personal video of Gen. Soleimani reciting poetry shared by a source in #Iran. About friends departing & him being left behind,” she wrote in a tweet with the video. Social media users accused


Qassem also enjoyed macrame and sand art. But now he is dirt.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HerbVA 1/4/2020 11:47:17 AM (No. 278605)
Yeah, right. Bet he was a regular Alfred, Lord Tennyson in his time away from killing civilians.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 1/4/2020 11:56:26 AM (No. 278613)
So what? Anyone can "recite" poetry, but that doesn't make them humane or compassionate.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Italiano 1/4/2020 11:57:03 AM (No. 278615)
Geez, with all the Democrat whining and moaning, you'd think that they killed Che Guevara.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: StephaniePlum 1/4/2020 12:00:30 PM (No. 278620)
Reciting “....poetry about friends departing & him being left behind”. Well he doesn’t have to worry about that any more. Boom !!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: seamusm 1/4/2020 12:14:01 PM (No. 278627)
And Hitler was an artist. Even Satan was named Lucifer or Light Bringer.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog 1/4/2020 12:46:06 PM (No. 278666)
I was thinking death by hanging, but that might be a bit harsh, I do believe that public flogging would be much more fitting for this traitor.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: tom7 1/4/2020 12:54:05 PM (No. 278677)
I am going to guess that this Farnaz Fassihi has not registered as a foreign agent, but is acting as such in collusion with the NYT. Time for Berman-Jackson to throw them all into solitary confinement for 9 or 10 months.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Maggie2u 1/4/2020 12:57:46 PM (No. 278681)
New York Times...Washington Post...Dateline...April 1945 Beloved, popular and successful painter, author, noted gun control activist and lover of dogs died today by his own hand after being relentlessly attacked in his home by American bombers. (if today's 'journalists' were alive 75 years ago)
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Reply 9 - Posted by: john56 1/4/2020 1:03:23 PM (No. 278687)
I guess he was also friends with that "austere religious scholar," Al-Baghdadi who also recently achieved roon temperature., complements of the US Armed Forces.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/4/2020 1:35:36 PM (No. 278726)
Lil' Q was a songwriter, rapper and hip hop artist, and loved hanging at the club with his posse of ho's and homies sippin Dom tokin the green, tootin lines and groovin to the DJ droppin beats. He loved throwing on the weight and slippin into his Gucci's, Sean John's and Tommy's. Loved rollin low and slow in his Bently through the hood and blasting tunes on his Alpine. Got to have the Grey Poup in the glove box and Cubans in the console. Life was good he was livin the dream and now he has become an oil slick on the asphalt and martyr in Pair-A-Dice with all those Virginians.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JrSample 1/4/2020 1:35:50 PM (No. 278727)
They've reduced the Gray Lady into a tawdry drunken female impersonator.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Eagle Rising 1/4/2020 2:24:20 PM (No. 278764)
There once was a muzzie named Solie, who couldn't stop spouting baloney. He tried it on Trump, so now he's a lump of ashes grey and smoky.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grackle 1/4/2020 2:27:46 PM (No. 278768)
Dear No. 12, it is my sincere hope that you will do this with at least one article per week.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 1/4/2020 3:17:57 PM (No. 278798)
It's the NYT, they are an anti-American propaganda outlet, why would you expect anything different?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/4/2020 3:31:06 PM (No. 278807)
When do the Soleimani t-shirts go on sale?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/4/2020 3:41:45 PM (No. 278814)
A Quds Pro Quo Haiku, by Qasem Soleimani A flight to Baghdad, Now I ride the wind alone... Hark, a hellfire. Boom.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/4/2020 4:06:50 PM (No. 278837)
For all these idiots at the NYT know, he might be spouting "kill the infidels" poetry with that smug smile on his face.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 1/4/2020 4:48:52 PM (No. 278859)
The original comment suggested that this muzzle vulture "liked" sand art. I would suggest that he "became" sand art. Hope we see lots more of it, I am a great art fan!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: texaspast 1/4/2020 5:45:22 PM (No. 278878)
Dang, #12 beat me to it. A general who hails from Iran Vows to kill all the yanks that he can but he and his buds caught a drone meant for Quds Now all that is left is his hand.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 1/4/2020 5:58:00 PM (No. 278883)
A haiku for the NYT: Terrorist looks up. "Oh, CRAP!! BOOM! BOOM!! BOOM!!! SPLAT! SPLAT!! Poor virgin camels!!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/4/2020 6:14:17 PM (No. 278895)
Send this Ldot thread to the NYT and tell them to stick sooo leyyy mannn eee's poetry where it belongs. I was slightly past the limericks but the haiku did me in. Actually it belongs in the Sunday Times.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 1/4/2020 7:24:17 PM (No. 278940)
Hitler used to paint in water color and oils while gassing and burning Jews. What's Ms Jihadi's point? Anybody can be an "artist" these days. Soleimani was a murderer, I know it's sad but true. He killed many Americans, he could have killed you. He taunted Donald Trump after killing one of us, Now he looks like dog meat, splattered by a bus. Soleimani was a terrorist, yes it is said, But he wasn't funny like dead terrorist Achmed. He took a little trip, into the heart of Baghdad, Now he knows the real Donald Trump, the guy he made so mad. Soleimani bragged and threatened the US Military, He thought it was funny but America said, "not very." Now he's gone to meet his virgins, if indeed that's his bent, But God is not happy, so guess where he was sent. Soleimani teased the Reaper, not a smart thing to do, It greeted him with Hellfire and turned him into stew. Now this great General is spread on ground and wall, He thought he was a giant, now he ain't so tall. (Original Strike3 creation - all rights granted)
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/4/2020 8:00:41 PM (No. 278961)
The poem began like this: ''There once was a man from Nantucket;''
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Reply 24 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/5/2020 7:04:13 AM (No. 279169)
Would have been more effective showing his soft side if they had filmed him doing a ballet. In a tutu.
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