America vs. Iran: "This Was an Act of War"
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Bill Kochman

Published On :
January 8, 2020

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January 8, 2020

NOTE: This series was written hours before American President Donald J. Trump publicly announced on national television that Iran had chosen to stand down following its retaliatory strikes against several military bases in Iraq.

USA Assassinates Qassem Soleimani, Global Divided Opinions, Don't Become Entangled With The World, Heated Vitriol, Iran Retaliates, Lindsey Graham: "This Was An Act Of War", The America/Iran Confrontation Was Planned Beginning Decades Ago, US Government Uses Foreign Leaders And Then Vilifies Them, George W. Bush And "Axis Of Evil", Pervez Musharraf Saddam Hussein And Osama Bin Laden, America Turns A Blind Eye To The Tyrants, USA Begins To Demonize North Korea And Iran, America's Ace In The Hole: The False WMD Accusation, Psychological Manipulation Of American Public, Get Ready For War, The Same Playbook: President Bush Iraq And Iran, Donald Trump Plays Right Into The Hands Of The Warmongers, Why Is American Military So Insistent On Remaining In Iraq?, Iraqi Parliament Voted To Oust U.S. Troops, Demands To Close U.S. Embassy In Iraq, Discredit - Demonize - Feign Patient Diplomacy - Attack, Sanctions And Then War, Israeli Threats, Iranian Oil Bourse: Threat To American Economy And Dominance, Regime Change: The American Way, Euro And The "Axis Of Evil"

As I write this series, the situation between the United States of America and the Donald J. Trump administration, and the Islamic Republic of Iran and Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, is deteriorating by the hour. It was just five days ago during the very early hours of January 3, 2020, that American forces in Iraq, using drones, fired missiles and brazenly assassinated Qassem Soleimani, just after he had left his plane near Baghdad International Airport. Accused by the Trump administration of being responsible for the death of hundreds of American military personnel, and committing a lot of other evil acts, Mr. Soleimani was a major general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as the commander of its IRGC division known as the Quds Force. This elite, covert Iranian group was responsible for carrying out extraterritorial military and clandestine operations for the Iranian republic.

As was to be expected, this blatant elimination of Soleimani by American military forces resulted in a major uproar around the world. Naturally, some nations condemned the American action, while others applauded it. Even in the United States itself, people are very divided regarding this strike against a high-ranking member of Iran's military structure. It seems that even some of my Christian brethren are taking different sides in the issue as well, despite the fact that the Bible clearly teaches us to not entangle ourselves with the affairs of this life, as we can determine by the following verse. Let me mention here that the Apostle Paul is actually referring to spiritual warfare, and not to physical military warfare, as is made evident by other verses which we find in the Holy Scriptures:

"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier."
2 Timothy 2:4, KJV

To continue, and as also was to be expected, following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the vitriol between the Trump administration and the leaders of Iran escalated to a fevered pitch, with each side threatening to wipe out the other if further violence ensued. If that was not enough, a rumor began to circulate which claimed that the leadership of Iran had placed an $80 million bounty on Donald Trump's head. Furthermore, just as the United States threatened even more attacks against Iran if that nation tried to retaliate for the death of Soleimani, Iran likewise boasted that it was preparing to carry out its own revenge against American targets in the Middle East.

That is exactly what occurred today only hours ago. According to preliminary news reports, Iran has fired as many as fifteen ballistic missiles into Iraq, targeting the Al-Assad Air Base, as well as a military base in Erbil. What will come next is anyone's guess. However, if President Trump keeps his word, I cannot imagine that it will be good. War is always ugly, and nobody really wins. And make no mistake. This is a war. It is not just a conflict. The minute that the American military fired missiles at Soleimani's convoy, that was an act of war against a sovereign nation. Likewise, the minute that Iran returned fire today, that was also an act of war. So don't let anyone fool you into thinking otherwise.

In fact, as some of you probably already know, this point was made perfectly clear on the popular American show "Hannity", when Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said "This was an act of war. By any reasonable definition. The missiles were launched from Iran. The president has all the authority he needs under Article II to respond." As I write this, we are only hours away from learning exactly what the American president intends to do next.

Having now laid out for you the basics of what we know so far, my real purpose in writing this series is to tell you the following. What we are seeing right now is not something which just developed over the past few days, weeks, months or even years. I have no doubt that what we have seen over the past five days were very calculated moves by both sides which were very long in the making. In fact, there is clear evidence which points to this confrontation between the USA and Iran having been planned, and prepared for, for at least the past eighteen years.

If you are one who pays close attention to the news, as I try to do, and if you know how to detect the signs and see the clues, then you probably realize that one does not have to be any kind of Prophet of God to know that the situation was coming to a head in the Middle East. So today, shortly after I learned of the retaliation by Iran, I decided to dig into my old articles, in order to determine what I had said regarding Iran, and when I had said it. As it turns out, I have been warning about this day for some seventeen years.

Having said that, the next part of this series will consist primarily of quotes extracted from my older articles. Being as these are excerpts, the information may seem a little bit disjointed. However, taken as a whole, these excerpts paint a very clear picture of what has been happening, as well as when it really all began. As you will see below, that would be sometime in 2002 when then president, George W. Bush, and his fellow warmongers -- Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, et al -- began popularizing the phrase "Axis of Evil". These article excerpts will clearly reveal to you how for about the past eighteen years or so, America's political leaders have been slowly manipulating and indoctrinating the American public, in preparation for the current confrontation with Iran.

To avoid any confusion on your part, I will be sharing these article excerpts with you in chronological order. So let us begin with a few paragraphs taken from part one of my 2003 series "Capture of Saddam Hussein and the New Babylon". This is one of the earliest articles where I describe how the American government will use foreign leaders to achieve its foreign policy objectives, and will then vilify those same leaders, and throw them on the trash heap, when they rebel and are no longer of use to Washington. Please also notice how I mention Washington's plans for Iran:

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"A classic example of this would be General Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, who we have discussed extensively on our private mailing list. Mr. Musharraf is not a democratically-elected leader; he is a military dictator who came to power by way of a coup during the late 1990's, short and simple. In fact, a few months ago, General Musharraf, ahem, adjusted Pakistan's constitution so that he can remain in power for an additional five years. While he has promised democratic elections, that has yet to materialize. While the general was pressured into becoming America's ally during the recent war in Afghanistan, following the usual American modus operandi of "use them and abuse them", he has since been demonized and vilified, due to the alleged role that Pakistan has played in facilitating nuclear weapons technology to other nations.

Along the same lines, let us also not forget that during the bloody eight-year Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein was likewise favored, and was considered an American ally; and was given both intelligence and technology, because Iran was viewed as a more serious threat to Middle East stability at that time, than was Iraq. Of course, in reality, America's real desire is to restructure both Iran and Iraq; but she will play one against the other when it suits her purposes.

In similar fashion, America's feared enemy, Osama bin Laden, was considered an American ally during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. As I have pointed out before, it is a proven fact that Osama bin Laden led the Muslim rebel forces in the mountains of Afghanistan, and was provided with intelligence, financial aid, and weapons by both Pakistan and the United States of America, in order to drive out the Soviets, which they finally succeeded in doing. If you doubt these claims, then I encourage you to closely examine some of the news reports of the past, in order to verify these things for yourself.

In the mirky world of American foreign policy, one of the cardinal rules seems to be that as long as the leader of a certain country will bow to America's will, by promoting and supporting America's hegemonic agenda, that leader is free to govern their own nation as they wish. Be they president, prime minister, king, dictator or sheik, the United States will exercise a great deal of tolerance, and will even cast a blind eye upon any atrocities which that leader may inflict upon his own people, just as long as he quietly acquiesces to America's will. But just let that leader step out of line, or become a little too powerful or independent, and the American government will begin to press down upon him in the form of trade sanctions, vilification, threats, and if it is deemed necessary, even military intervention."

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The following excerpt is taken from part four of my 2007 series called "Alien Life, Extrasolar Planets and Universal Atonement". Notice again how thirteen years ago, I mentioned that the U.S. government had already begun the vilification and demonization of both North Korea and Iran. So again we see that the current war is not the culmination of events which began just a few years ago. Just like other national governments, the American government has long-term agendas which take it years to carry out:

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"Sadly, as others have also candidly stated, including the President of France, as well as Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, Bush's foolish and unprovoked meddling in Iraq has indeed made the world a much more dangerous place. Not only has Iraq become a literal hellhole from which America will not escape for some years to come, but Iraq has also now become a magnet, and a fertile recruiting ground, for young Islamic radicals pouring in from all over the Middle East. They have seen what has happened there, and they are fearful that those crazy, warmongering Americans may attack their nation next, as Bush goes about trying to fulfill his "divine mission". Having gotten his way in Iraq, Mr. Bush and his cronies are now using the very same psychological tactics to demonize both North Korea and Iran; and Syria is on their list of targets as well. It may only be a matter of time before President Bush reveals his next move."

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Following are some excerpts taken from part one of my 2007 series entitled "Saddam Hussein's Execution and the Euro Dollar War". Here again, I warned all my readers of how the US government had already begun to demonize and vilify Iran, and how it was using the very same tactic that it used with Iraq -- WMD -- to convince the American public that Iran is the enemy, and that it needed to be dealt with. In short, it had already begun the process of manipulating the American public, so that they would eventually accept a war against Iran. Again, we were told that the goal was to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. This was thirteen years ago:

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"Before I share with you the piece of information which helped me to better understand what is happening in the Middle East, and why it is happening, allow me to backtrack just a bit and impart some other information, which is directly related to our discussion; and which in fact will help to confirm what I am about to tell you. As my regular readers know, for quite a few months now, even before it became such a large issue with so many writers, I have been telling my small audience that the U.S.A. was laying plans, in a psychological sense, as well as in a military sense, for a potential war against Iran. I have stated a number of times before that a country cannot legitimately go to war, until it has psychologically prepared its citizens for that war, and won their support.

The minute that Bush began demonizing Iran in his State Of the Union Address in January of 2002, with his talk of the so-called "Axis of Evil", comprised, according to Bush, of Iraq, Iran and North Korea, I began to suspect where he was headed. You didn't have to be a rocket scientist to see the proverbial writing on the wall. Month after month, as Bush and his war gang continued to psychologically manipulate the American public, and began to employ their ever-so-faithful wild card -- the WMD issue -- I became even more convinced of what Bush was up to.

In fact, as some of you may recall, I sat here dismayed, and couldn't believe that Bush had the audacity to play the very same card again [with regards to Iran], in order to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people once more. But, it really shouldn't come as a surprise to any of us. As I explain in my "Capture Of Saddam Hussein" series, that tactic certainly worked in the case of the war in Iraq. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell and company repeatedly hit the American citizenry so hard with their fear and paranoia tactics -- such as with the infamous "mushroom cloud" over America speech -- that eventually, a substantial portion of American citizens were seeing things Bush's way, and lent their support for his illegal war in Iraq. With Powell as a spokesman, the Bush Administration tried to sell the same WMD ticket to the United Nations, but they saw through the smoke, and were very reluctant to hop onto the "Let's-Get-Saddam-Hussein" bandwagon.

But the main point I which to emphasize here, is that Bush is doing it again; but this time with Iran. For months now, we have watched as the verbal battle has heated up to a fevered pitch. Over and over, American citizens have been told what a dangerous threat Iran will become, if it is permitted to join the nuclear club. Conservative Christians have particularly been the target of Bush's strategy, and are reminded of the serious dangers that Israel would face from a nuclear-armed Iran. Doesn't that sales pitch sound familiar? Wasn't Saddam Hussein painted in the very same light? And how did that WMD fairy tale turn out? While it is indeed true that Iran hasn't been exactly transparent in its dealings with the U.N. and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the fact is, that to this day, no one has been able to conclusively prove that Iran is determined to manufacture nuclear weapons.

I honestly don't know what Iran's intentions are. Publicly, Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has denied that his country has any nuclear ambitions whatsoever. He has also made it clear that, based upon the tenets of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, his nation has every right in the world to enrich uranium, in order to meet its electricity needs. At the same time, I do know that it is both immoral and unethical, and in contradiction of international norms of behavior, to base a war on mere speculations alone, as occurred when the U.S.A. attacked Iraq. Will Americans allow it to happen again with Iran?"

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Following are some additional excerpts taken from part two of my 2007 series entitled "Saddam Hussein's Execution and the Euro Dollar War". Here again, I continued to explain to all my readers how since quite a few years earlier, the American government had been using the same tactics with Iran, that it used to convince the American public to support a war against Iraq. There is no difference really. For years, some powerful people in the US government have been bent on picking a fight with Iran. Sadly, now, all these years later, President Trump has done it for them. He has in effect played right into the hands of the warmongers. Figuratively speaking, he just went and punched Iran smack in the nose when he ordered the strike against Qassem Soleimani. In my view, there was no way that Iran could not respond to such a blatant act. It was forced to save face and fight back; which is probably what certain people in the US government wanted to happen, so that they would have a seemingly justifiable reason for doing whatever comes next.

As you continue reading these excerpts below from 2007, you will see that I finally reveal to my readers what I believe to be the real reason why the American government went after Saddam Hussein, and why it is now going after Iran. It has nothing to do with WMD. That is just the red herring, just as it was with Iraq. If you don't believe that, then ask yourself this: Even though Saddam has been dead for years; and even though WMD were never discovered; and even though ISIS has been supposedly defeated; why is the U.S. military still refusing to leave Iraq two decades after this whole mess began? Why does it want to remain there?

In fact, as many of you will no doubt have already heard, just two days ago, the Iraqi parliament voted to oust U.S. troops which are still stationed in Iraq. They don't want them in Iraq any longer. Not only that, but certain Iraqi politicians are now demanding that the U.S. Embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone be shut down as well. Despite all of this strong opposition to their presence there, the Americans are still refusing to leave Iraq. Furthermore, as hard as it is to believe, not only that, but President Trump is now threatening sanctions, and is demanding that Iraq pay America for one of the bases that the Americans built there. It's crazy!:

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So ask yourself: Why was the U.S.A. so bent on going to war against Iraq, even when international opinion condemned just such an act? And why is the the United States so determined now to give us a repeat performance, but this time with Iran? What's really going on? What are the true motivations behind America's behavior? Now, some of you reading this may say to yourselves, "Wait a minute! What is all of this talk about the U.S.A. attacking Iran? President Bush has no such plans! In fact, sanctions were just leveled against Iran by the UN."

Excuse me, but are you certain that Bush has no such plans? If you honestly believe that, then I wonder if you've really been paying attention to the news, and using your critical thought processes to their maximum potential. Do you really not see the parallels between how the Bush Administration demonized Saddam Hussein, used the WMD wild card, and then attacked Iraq, and how the same exact tactics are being used against Iran right now? It is the same familiar pattern all over again: discredit, demonize, feign patient diplomacy, and then attack! Here it is again:

Discredit - Demonize - Feign Patient Diplomacy - Attack

Yes, sanctions were just recently implemented against Iran; but wasn't that same action taken against Iraq for many years as well? Didn't the Americans and the British set up no-fly zones over Iraq? In the end, the Iraqi people were hurt more by the sanctions than Saddam Hussein and the Baathists were. I was just looking at an Associated Press news article that I shared with the members of our mailing list in July of 2000. This article clearly states that it was the U.N. sanctions, which were imposed following Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, and the Gulf War, which crippled the economy of Iraq, and drove literally millions of Iraqis into poverty. We can argue that it was Saddam's fault that the sanctions were imposed in the first place, but the truth is, that the United Nations, under American pressure, implemented the sanctions, which resulted in millions of Iraqis suffering:

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"Saddam made no mention of the U.N. trade sanctions which have crippled the economy and driven millions of Iraqis into poverty. The sanctions were imposed after Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, which led to the Gulf War."

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In spite of the sanctions, and the no-fly zones, is it not true that the USA still ended up attacking Iraq anyway, and against world opinion at that? So what makes you so certain that the current sanctions against Iran are going to deter the Bush Administration from attacking Iran, if and when it feels that the time is right?

You see, despite outward appearances, I suspect that Iran's adamant refusal to discontinue processing its uranium, may be exactly what the United States wants, and may even be working to the US's favor. Why? Because then, just as with Iraq, the United States can go to the U.N., and say "See! The sanctions aren't working; something more drastic needs to be done in order to stop the uranium enrichment being done by Iran."

Let me remind you again that the Bush Administration has repeatedly said, insofar as Iran is concerned, all options are still on the table; and that obviously includes military options. Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that the US will be the one to crack the whip. As you may have heard on the news, or read somewhere on the Internet, there has been some talk that Israel may decide to strike first, in order to knock out Iran's uranium enrichment capabilities; just as she took similar action against Iraq, when Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin ordered the attack against the Osirak nuclear power plant in 1981. These rumors could turn out to be true, or they may just be a diversionary tactic. Based on what I know now, I suspect that the United States is looking for a more permanent solution to their problem; just as they did with Iraq. Destroying Natanz, for example, won't eliminate the real problem.

You see, what you need to understand is that the uranium enrichment issue is not the real problem; at least I don't think it is. Were WMD the real problem in Iraq, or was that just the red herring; that is, the excuse that America used to attack Iraq? I think most of you already know the answer to that question, or at least you should. So that brings us back around to our main questions again: If WMD wasn't the real problem that the USA was having with Iraq, then what was? And if uranium enrichment, which the USA alleges, will ultimately result in Iran manufacturing nuclear weapons, is not the real problem now, then what is?

What if I were to tell you that the problem, or perhaps I should really be saying the threat, that the United States perceived from Iraq, and now perceives from Iran, are one and the same? What kind of threat could possibly convince the American government, in spite of world opinion being totally against it, that it must go to war?

But let's get back to our discussion regarding Iraq and Iran. So how did Iraq threaten American dominance? What did Saddam Hussein do that caused King George -- Bush -- to say "Off with Saddam's head!"? He did the exact same thing that Iran is doing now. What is Iran doing that is so threatening to the United States? Actually, I have already given you the answer; or at least what I now believe may be the real answer. It is the Iranian Oil Bourse. It's quite possible that I read about this years ago, and just forgot about it; but according to Professor Petrov, and other sources, in late 2000, Saddam Hussein decided, or perhaps "insisted" is a more appropriate word, that he would only accept Euros for Iraqi oil, just as Iran is doing now. In his commentary, Professor Petrov states in part:

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"The man that actually did demand Euro for his oil was Saddam Hussein in 2000. At first, his demand was met with ridicule, later with neglect, but as it became clearer that he meant business, political pressure was exerted to change his mind. When other countries, like Iran, wanted payment in other currencies, most notably Euro and Yen, the danger to the dollar was clear and present, and a punitive action was in order."

"Bush's Shock-and-Awe in Iraq was not about Saddam's nuclear capabilities, about defending human rights, about spreading democracy, or even about seizing oil fields; it was about defending the dollar, ergo the American Empire. It was about setting an example that anyone who demanded payment in currencies other than U.S. Dollars would be likewise punished."

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As Petrov states, if Saddam would have gotten away with it, other OPEC countries may have very well followed suit. In fact, as you can see, Iran was very quick to hop on the Euro bandwagon, because it wanted to hurt the United States, the "Great Satan", just as bad as Saddam did. As we have already seen, the United States of America simply couldn't allow it to happen; just as it cannot allow it to happen now with Iran; because the success of the Iranian Oil Bourse would eventually result in the destruction of the U.S. economy, and as a by-product, terminate America's dominance in the world.

So that, my friends, is what I now believe, and what others also believe, is the real problem; as it is perceived from America's perspective. It has absolutely nothing to do with real WMD in either Iraq or Iran. In both instances, WMD has only been the red herring that the Bush Administration has used to try to deceive the American people, and fool the rest of the world. The real problem, the real threat to the American Empire, as Professor Petrov referred to it, is the simple fact that both Iraq and Iran chose to convert their economies to the Euro. They decided to accept Euros, instead of U.S. dollars, for their oil exports, and that is a direct threat to the U.S. dollar's current standing as the world's currency reserve. In a February 21, 2003 commentary entitled "Why Black Americans Should Oppose Bush's War -- Of Oil, The Euro And Africa", Dr. Sonja Ebron, CEO of "blackEnergy" says it very well when she tells us that the real WMD in Iraq and Iran, is Euros. She writes:

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"Enter the real "weapon of mass destruction," the euro. Eleven European countries formed a monetary union around this currency on January 1, 1999; Britain and Norway, the major European oil producers, were conspicuously absent. Due to the strength of European economies, the euro now presents a serious challenge to the dollar in its role as key reserve currency."

"Given the highly leveraged and fragile state of our economy, an OPEC switch from the dollar to the euro would bring a quick and devastating dollar and Wall Street crash that would make 1929 look like a $50 casino bet."

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So what did the United States do to try to stop Saddam from carrying out his plan? News articles from that time period make it very clear what America did. As we saw a moment ago, the Iraqi economy had already been crippled by almost ten years of U.N. sanctions, and millions of people were out of work. In addition to this, the country had been sliced up by the Americans and the British into three sections, with a no-fly zone in the northern sector, and another no-fly zone in the south. In spite of these tactics, Saddam was still in power. During the same year that Saddam began making demands for Euros in exchange for Iraqi oil -- 2000 -- the American Government, under President William Jefferson Clinton, made it very clear what its intentions were regarding the Iraqi leader. One way or another, they were determined to get him out of office.

So in essence, according to the American strategy, as viewed by Dr. Ebron and Professor Petrov, any world leader who would attempt to switch their country's economy from a dollar-based economy to a Euro-based economy, would automatically become a target of American aggression, and would also be eligible for elimination, if they didn't back down from their decision. In other words, this was Clinton and Bush's "regime change" plan in action.

As crazy as that may seem to some people, I am convinced that it's exactly what the United States decided to do; and she's proven it by her very own actions. Please also note that in her previous comments, Dr. Ebron states in parentheses "hence, the "axis of evil". As you will recall, earlier we discussed how President George W. Bush assigned that description to the nations of Iraq, Iran and North Korea. According to the Bush propaganda, this is supposedly because all three countries have been illegally striving to create nuclear weapons. As I stated at the very beginning of this article, when it comes to the American government, things are not always what they seem; and this is clearly a case of that. For years now, the American government has been feeding us a distorted picture regarding this entire issue. Millions of American citizens are currently convinced that the reason why George W. Bush has gone after Iraq, Iran and North Korea, that is, their "Axis of Evil", is because of WMD. It's bogus. It's a lie. It's an utter deception being used to hide the truth from all of us.

All of this makes perfect sense to me. It fits like a hand in a glove. All three nations, Iraq, Iran and North Korea became victims of America's WMD lies and accusations, and all three nations chose to drop the dollar, and move to a Euro-based economy. Do you think that this is just merely a coincidence? I most certainly don't."

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