Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Plagues of Iran 2020! Record-rains, Record-snowfall, Record locust invasion and the third biggest number of Covid-19 cases: Guilty of lying and downing Airlines flight: General Qassem Soleimani assassinated

Locusts swarming Iran

Iran just can't catch a break, heavy rains since February 24th have caused chaos to many villages and farms, displacing hundreds. More heavy rain is expected throughout March and April. Last April, unprecedented floods killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed 100,000 homes in Iran.

The rains are helping the swarms of locusts who are devasting crops in the southwest (southern Khuzestan, Busherh, southern Fars, western Hormozgan provinces). New swarms are expected to hatch later this week and form hopper bands. Local breeding continues in the southeast where hoppers are forming groups and bands in eastern Hormozgan. TBW 

The locust outbreak in the Arabian Peninsula has been spreading to Iran, threatening crops and food security in large areas of the coastal province of Hormozgan, an official said. Director of a department at Horkozgan's agricultural organization told Tasnim that Iran is facing the worst locust attack in the past 40 years. TBW

Earlier in February, a record-breaking six-meter (20 feet) of snow caused chaos to roads in some areas. TBW 

To make matters worse Iran has struggled to contain the coronavirus with the third biggest number of confirmed cases, almost 10,000, behind only Italy and mainland China.

In January, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. TBW

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Iran's capital, Tehran, to vent anger at officials, calling them liars for having denied shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane. Protests took place outside at least two universities, with tear gas reportedly fired. The administration admitted accidentally shooting down the plane almost a week later after many denials. TBW

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