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Khamenei: Iran’s strikes at U.S. targets show ‘hand of God’

first_imgIran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers Friday prayers sermon, in Tehran, Iran Jan. 17, 2020. OFFICIAL KHAMENEI WEBSITE/ REUTERS DUBAI – Supreme Leader Ayatollah AliKhamenei said in a Friday prayers sermon that Iran’s missile strikes on U.S.targets in Iraq showed it had divine support in delivering a “slap on the face”to a world power. “The fact that Iranhas the power to give such a slap to a world power shows the hand of God,”Khamenei, saying the U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the QudsForce, showed Washington’s “terrorist nature”. Vigils for the 176victims swiftly turned into protests against Iran’s rulers. “Death to Khamenei”was chanted at protests and spray painted on walls of Tehran and other cities.Such public criticism can result in a jail term in Iran.(Reuters) The sermon wasdelivered after Iran’s rulers faced days of often violent protests after themilitary admitted to mistakenly shooting down an airliner in the tense hoursafter the missile strikes, which were in turn launched in retaliation for theU.S. killing on Jan. 3 of a top Iranian commander, close to Khamenei.last_img read more

Friday Night Big Ten Football

first_imgIt has been recently announced that the Big Ten will start playing a limited number of football games on Friday night next year.  This has caused quite a stir for all high school athletic associations–especially in the Midwest.What will this mean?  This will reduce the revenue greatly for high schools who always play their football games on Friday night.  All it will do for the Big Ten is make them richer.  Greed always wins out.  The high schools must pay their own way in athletics, and if the Big Ten continues to schedule Friday night games, the high schools will be forced to play on other nights of the week.  This is educationally unsound because it interferes with normal study patterns.It is a no-win for the high schools–only for the Big Ten and television!  High school athletic associations may need to go to court to stop this.last_img read more