Wednesday Reads: Holy Hell, Holy Sh*tPosted: January 8, 2020 | |
Good morning, when I started writing this post, I had no idea about the new battlefields in Iraq.
So…some of the cartoons may be a little, dated. Here’s to WWIII
Iran crisis: Rockets strike Iraq air base used by US forces
I fucking voted for Hillary Clinton.
— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@Wonderbitch82) January 8, 2020
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) January 8, 2020
Rockets hit airbase in Iraq where US troops are located
Here we go. Pray for all our troops. Their blood will be in Trump's hands.https://t.co/lWYz7AVmyD
— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) January 7, 2020
Gorka says "we should welcome" Iran attacks because Trump will "unleash Holy Hell" https://t.co/xYyXQDfrFd
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) January 8, 2020
What the fuck is wrong with these people? “Holy Hell?”
With reports of missile strikes launched by Iran against U.S. bases in Iraq, my thoughts and prayers are with our service members, diplomats and other personnel at risk, and with their families.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) January 8, 2020
Tonight's news is all the more sobering because, if history is any guide, this won't constitute the totality of the retaliation. We should be prepared for months or even years of this, across theaters and with different tactics — all for choosing a path we never had to go down. https://t.co/ohtuwEaP9p
— Ned Price (@nedprice) January 7, 2020
Iran is saying that if there is no retaliation from America for these latest attacks then they will stop attacking. But if America attacks then their response will be crushing and wide spread. #iran #soleimani #war
— Ali Arouzi (@aliarouzi) January 8, 2020
It’s extremely difficult now to escape the conclusion that @realDonaldTrump started a war because he was impeached.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 7, 2020
the didn’t attack. they retaliated. they were attacked by the United States. choose your words wisely. https://t.co/So2Dc5ogH6
— Liza Sabater 🇵🇷👸🏾🌹 (@blogdiva) January 8, 2020
There have been no immediate reports of casualties after Iran launched missiles at Iraq military bases housing US troops. https://t.co/3Yw3O19IQ9
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 8, 2020
Trump just refused to brief the nation tonight on Iran, because he's a coward who needs to be removed.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 8, 2020
“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
— Karim Emile Bitar (@karimbitar) January 8, 2020
She told us. I voted for Hillary Clinton. Did you? If not, I hope you've learned your lesson. https://t.co/HSi3deAwCd
— Laura👠Marlin (@GiGicmka) January 8, 2020
As if all that wasn’t bad enough,
Ukraine International Airlines plane crashes in Tehran shortly after takeoffhttps://t.co/QCz1eRoqbh
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 8, 2020
Most of the passengers aboard the Ukrainian flight that crashed outside of Imam Khomeini International Airport have died as the crash site is ablaze, the head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services Pirhossein Koulivand said on Iran’s IRINN state-run media. https://t.co/hOFHoBwTj8
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) January 8, 2020
— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 8, 2020
If this is actually the footage of the plane that went down in Iran, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess they hit it with anti-aircraft fire.
That’s a lot of fire for “technical difficulties” https://t.co/kKh4qZW87K
— Angry Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) January 8, 2020
Lastly, a bit down under:
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Among the many apocalyptic scenes from the Australian bush fires has been the presence of explosive, towering clouds appearing in the skies above the fire zones of southeastern Australia. These clouds are fire-generated thunderstorms. Their presence is an indication that a fire is exhibiting extreme behavior, such as spreading quickly beyond containment lines, switching its direction of movement, and even whipping up fire whirls and full-fledged fire tornadoes. The fires have been so intense that they’ve lofted smoke particles all the way into the stratosphere, in part through the clouds that in some cases look more like explosions. Once in the stratosphere, which is the layer of the atmosphere above where most weather occurs, in the troposphere, these particles can travel thousands of miles and even influence regional and global climate. Read more by clicking the link in our bio.
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My illustration for the Australian bushfires. I can’t seem to find any more words that haven’t already been said, there’s only sorrow and tragedy. I pray for Australia, the people, and wildlife…🙏🇦🇺 #saveaustralia#pen#watercolor#penart#watercolorart 🖤 Edit: I’m so incredibly humbled by the overwhelming response to my illustration. Thank you all for the tremendous support! I thought I would try to help any way I can by providing some links to organisations/volunteer work to donate to, on my Facebook page. Link to my Facebook is on my bio. Any donation big or small can go a long way to help!❤️#helpaustralia 🚫Work is copyrighted
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my heart hurts for Australia 💔 here is a list of places you can donate to if you’re able to! feel free to add more in the comments if I missed any! 🦘 @wireswildliferescue, @redcrossau, @1300koalaz, @cfavic, @act_wildlife, @wildlifevictoria 💓
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