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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Iraq - Members of the militant group ISIS posted gruesome photos on Twitter Sunday night claiming they slaughtered 1,700 Iraqi officials and soldiers.

Remember who wanted to arm the “Syrian Opposition”?  
Who else but John McCain







Sunni insurgents led by ISIS jihadists captured the northwestern Iraqi town of Tal Afar on Sunday, reports say, as the militants continue their advance on Baghdad. The US says it is relocating some of its embassy staff to other Iraqi cities.
The militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) overran the town after fighting with security forces, several people in the town told Reuters over the phone.
Iraqi Gen. Mohammed al-Quraishi confirmed to CNN that the city fell to Sunni rebels. Tal Afar is located in the Nineveh province and has a population of about 80,000 people, most of whom are Iraqi Turkmen.


ISIS has also reportedly captured two villages in Diyala province.

147 comments:

  1. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDASun Jun 15, 10:27:00 PM EDT

    The story of the three teenagers missing in Israel continues ...

    At the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, “Those who perpetrated the abduction of our youths were members of Hamas – the same Hamas that Abu Mazen made a unity government with; this has severe repercussions.”

    No major concern for the three victims, but lots of political posturing, while not presenting any evidence to the world to substantiate his claims of who has kidnapped a US citizen ...

    A high-ranking official with Israeli Central Command said that they are believed to be in the West Bank,
    but he is not fully certain.
    He said security forces are focusing on Hamas infrastructure in the southern West Bank. At least 2,000 Israeli troops have been mobilized to locate the missing teens.
    Right after the abduction, one of the teens managed to call the police hotline and say "We've been kidnapped."

    Among those arrested was former Hamas spokesman Hassan Yousef.


    Obviously Hassan Yousef is a key person in the kidnapping ring, just as Jay Carney was an operational agent of the BLM at Clive Bundy's ranch in Nevada. Bibi is using the kidnapping for political purposes, there has been no evidence presented that Hamas has those teens.

    We could trust, but Mr Reagan demanded verification.
    Did we not learn the lesson when we were told ...
    Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction, too!

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    1. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDASun Jun 15, 10:34:00 PM EDT

      Haaratz reports

      Kidnappers received a gift they hadn’t expected - nearly six hours of total quiet before Israeli security forces launched a search operation.

      How did Hamas arrange the IDF to stand down?
      When did Hamas gain such influence?

      Bibi needed a Crisis, an citizen of the US was kidnapped
      Who could have kept the 'lid on' this for six hours, other than the Mossad?

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDASun Jun 15, 10:43:00 PM EDT

      From Haaratz

      Thursday’s attack isn’t necessarily linked to it, as Netanyahu tried to claim – especially since it probably took a long time to plan. The Hamas leadership Sunday denied it was responsible, and also denied knowing who was.

      During consultations Netanyahu held with security officials, it was decided to take other steps against Hamas in the West Bank beyond the arrests, though these may well play out over several weeks, unrelated to the efforts at finding the missing teenagers.

      The Palestinian Authority will condemn these measures publicly, but will secretly welcome them. The kidnapping has seriously embarrassed PA President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Palestinian security apparatus is helping Israel search for the kidnapped teens.“They are helping us out of what they see as the Palestinian interest,” a senior IDF officer said Sunday.


      An operation long in planning, used as a spring board for a major campaign against the Palestinian Authority.
      While the Palestinian Authority is assisting in trying to find the missing teens ...

      All the signs of a Mossad operation, to further political Bibi's agenda ...

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    3. Crapper has Israel on the mind, always.

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  2. Any Lessons Here?

    Don’t Walk Away from War
    It’s Not the American Way

    By Tom Engelhardt

    The United States has been at war -- major boots-on-the-ground conflicts and minor interventions, firefights, air strikes, drone assassination campaigns, occupations, special ops raids, proxy conflicts, and covert actions -- nearly nonstop since the Vietnam War began. That’s more than half a century of experience with war, American-style, and yet few in our world bother to draw the obvious conclusions.

    Given the historical record, those conclusions should be staring us in the face. They are, however, the words that can’t be said in a country committed to a military-first approach to the world, a continual build-up of its forces, an emphasis on pioneering work in the development and deployment of the latest destructive technology, and a repetitious cycling through styles of war from full-scale invasions and occupations to counterinsurgency, proxy wars, and back again.

    So here are five straightforward lessons -- none acceptable in what passes for discussion and debate in this country -- that could be drawn from that last half century of every kind of American warfare:

    1. No matter how you define American-style war or its goals, it doesn’t work. Ever.

    2. No matter how you pose the problems of our world, it doesn’t solve them. Never.

    3. No matter how often you cite the use of military force to “stabilize” or “protect” or “liberate” countries or regions, it is a destabilizing force.

    4. No matter how regularly you praise the American way of war and its “warriors,” the U.S. military is incapable of winning its wars.

    5. No matter how often American presidents claim that the U.S. military is “the finest fighting force in history,” the evidence is in: it isn’t.

    And here’s a bonus lesson: if as a polity we were to take these five no-brainers to heart and stop fighting endless wars, which drain us of national treasure, we would also have a long-term solution to the Veterans Administration health-care crisis. It’s not the sort of thing said in our world, but the VA is in a crisis of financing and caregiving that, in the present context, cannot be solved, no matter whom you hire or fire. The only long-term solution would be to stop fighting losing wars that the American people will pay for decades into the future, as the cost in broken bodies and broken lives is translated into medical care and dumped on the VA.

    Read more »http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175854/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_a_record_of_unparalleled_failure/

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  3. ...and still today, we have some fat Neocon shit, Fat Freddy Kagan, writing editorials for the New York Daily News about putting US troops back in Iraq.

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  4. American failure: More clearly than ever, the success of ISIS forces exposes the overambitious goals of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (and, likewise, of Afghanistan), which cost the West thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars. The fancy façade of $53 billion in American-sponsored institutions, from failed hospitals to the Iraqi National Symphony, have been exposed as the fiasco they are. ISIS soldiers standing triumphant atop U.S.-supplied military equipment bring home the folly of once-high American hopes for "a stable, democratic, and prosperous Iraq."

    Republicans: Republicans unfairly blame the ISIS victories on Barack Obama. No: George W. Bush made the commitment to remake Iraq, and in 2008 he signed the Status of Forces Agreement that terminated the American military presence in Iraq at the close of 2011. For the Republican party to move forward in foreign policy, it must acknowledge these errors and learn from them, not avoid them by heaping blame on Obama.

    Democrats: The execution of Osama bin Laden three years ago was an important symbolic step of vengeance. But it made almost no difference operationally and it's time for Obama to stop crowing about al-Qaeda being defeated. In fact, al-Qaeda and its partners are more dangerous than ever, having moved on from terrorism to conquering territory. The well-being of Americans and others depend on this reality's being recognized and acted upon.

    Western policy: This is basically a Middle Eastern problem, and outside powers should aim to protect their own interests, not solve the Middle East’s crises. Tehran, not we, should fight ISIS.

    Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum.

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  5. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDASun Jun 15, 10:49:00 PM EDT

    While the ISIS are just the folks that Israeli Ambassador Oren told the world that Israel preferred to rule in Syria.

    The ISIS operations in Iraq, just happen to fit the blueprint drawn in Israel's "Yinon Plan"

    "Coincidence Theory" or "Conspiracy Theory"?

    Did Baghdadi just "happen" to read the Israeli battle plan for Syria and Iraq and then just happen to implement it, in detail.

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  6. It is time for the US people to tell our Rulers and Masters: “Fuck the Empire”.

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  7. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDASun Jun 15, 10:57:00 PM EDT


    Even allen told us that Baghdadi required "Western Assistance" then bristled when it was suggested that it could have been the Turks.

    He wanted his "Home Team" to garner the laurels, even when it violated "Operational Security".
    He just doesn't have the self-discipline to get out of the "Social Media Directorate"

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  8. One feels sorry for the families and friends of the 4,500 Americans who died for nothing. That doesn't justify having one more soldier killed to "make their sacrifices not be in vain." Direct your anger at Bush, Obama and all their advisors and enablers, and all those war-hawks of both parties looking for an encore.

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    2. 4,500 US dead is next to nothing, sad as it is,
      The War in Indo-China, over 54,000 of US died, to rename Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City.

      The incident in the Gulf of Tonkin, the WMD of that day, was a lie. A fabrication and upwards of three million people died, because of it.

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  9. Iraq conflict: US considers talks with Iran

    Washington is considering direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official has told the BBC.

    The move comes as US President Barack Obama weighs up options on action to take in Iraq.
    ....

    Vienna talks

    The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan in Washington says that while the US and Iran are old adversaries both have an interest in curbing the growing threat posed by ISIS and both are considering military support to the Iraqi government.

    The US is said to be considering direct discussions with Tehran which could even take place as early as this week.

    The two countries are due to hold the latest round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Vienna.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said he will consider cooperation if the US takes action in Iraq.

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  10. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 12:00:00 AM EDT

    Netanyahu fails to derail Palestinian unity government

    ‘... The new Palestinian unity government won international recognition and validation despite Israel’s attempts to put a spoke in the wheel. Its failure to derail the unity government exposed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who suddenly has had his bluff called off.

    Even the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby issued a weak statement calling on Congress simply to “ensure that US law is followed.”

    The Israeli leader, who lived in the United States for some time and regularly boasts to friends that he knows the country as well as any Israeli, appears to have overreached. Instead of isolating the new Palestinian government headed by Rami Hamdallah, he has himself been isolated.’


    And so he needed an excuse to provoke military action against the Palestinian Authority

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    1. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 12:06:00 AM EDT


      During consultations Netanyahu held with security officials, it was decided to take other steps against Hamas in the West Bank beyond the arrests, though these may well play out over several weeks, unrelated to the efforts at finding the missing teenagers.


      ... though these may well play out over several weeks, unrelated to the efforts at finding the missing teenagers.

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 12:07:00 AM EDT


      ... unrelated to the efforts at finding the missing teenagers.

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  11. So far there hasn't been a thoughtful comment and the article was non sense.

    Isn't there someone with some brains around this place?

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  12. allenMon Jun 16, 01:23:00 AM EDT
    Rufus IISun Jun 15, 07:44:00 PM EDT
    You're batting somewhere around 0 for 57, asshole.

    You lowlife piece of civilian scum. I've got the credentials. That's why I don't play games with L/Cpls. Put up or shut, Pussy.

    Let's see your papers, Punk. Let's see what you did with your sorry excuse of a truck driver's fat ass.

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  13. Rat,

    Re: forgery

    Put your money where you mouth is, Dickhead. I've got a lawyer in Atlanta who will handle the deal, Nathan Blau.

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    1. You won't of course because you have no balls.

      Delete
    2. I doubt that anyone on this site other than me has ever served in the military. If you have, prove it, post your papers.

      If you have more than split-tails, put your money on the table, girls.

      Delete
    3. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 01:31:00 AM EDT

      The is no Rat
      It is a construct of your imagination.

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    4. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 01:43:00 AM EDT

      I do suggest that you call the lawyer, pay him in advance, please.
      I am sure he has a mortgage payment to make.

      allen has no case, though. because allen has not been damaged.
      allen is a fiction, a blog character without substance,
      allen is amorphous, a fiction and a fraud.

      But call the lawyer, just as your junior partner called the FBI, less will come of it.

      ;-) Have a Happy Day

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    5. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 02:10:00 AM EDT

      Almost forgot, the description of allen, the fraud ...

      Fraud : a person who pretends to be what he or she is not in order to trick people
      : a copy of something that is meant to look like the real thing in order to trick people
      - Merriam-Webster

      You are quite the trickster, allen.

      Trick - a cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. - Merriam-Webster

      When at first you don't succeed, you try, try try, to trick (outwit) us again.

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    6. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 08:53:00 AM EDT

      It's pork, not worm, fool

      Delete
  14. >>>>>“Palestinian” Muslims celebrate kidnapping of Jewish children

    Robert Spencer Jun 15, 2014 at 2:21pm Israel, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian jihad 22 Comments
    civilizedmansavageIn any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.

    Imagine the topsy-turviness of the world, that when Pamela Geller and I ran the ad above, we were excoriated for “hatred” and “bigotry.” But celebrating the kidnapping of children is savagery. The ad just told the truth.

    “Arabs Celebrating Kidnapping of Jewish Children,” Jewish Press, June 14, 2014 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

    Palestinian Unity Government Arabs have been celebrating the kidnapping of the three teenage boys. They are handing out sweets and cakes.

    On social media sites they are praising the kidnapping of the boys.

    It’s all very reminiscent of how they celebrated when the Twin Towers were destroyed in New York on 9/11.

    What a sick and twisted society they are<<<<<

    And what a sick twisted man is desert rat, who has of course already concluded without sufficient evidence that it was all just another 'Mossad Plot',

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/06/palestinian-muslims-celebrate-kidnapping-of-jewish-children

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  15. I'm certain Deuce has served in the military, and with honor.

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  16. >>>>This time it is so easy.

    All the administration has to do is … NOTHING!

    It is that simple. Heaven has offered the administration one last chance to redeem itself by doing nothing. If it does intervene, it will be clearly seen as an attempt to prop up Islam, once again.

    Let the Shia and Sunni kill each other. In the words of the late Mayor Ed Koch, “root for whoever is losing.”<<<<

    'root for whoever is losing'

    Ah, my suggestion in Syria.

    Let them kill each other long enough and godforsaken Iraq will break up into parts, just as the prescient Drinkin' Joe "Wet Drunk' Biden, Miss T and I have long urged.

    If we'd had our way though we'd have done it through US force, since we were there anyway.

    And saved a lot of women and children.

    Long article worth reading.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/06/let_them_kill_each_other.html

    g'nitie

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  17. Obama the Neo-Con Warmonger

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    'Obama didn't end the Iraq War: He restarted it'
    By Rick Moran

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    Nice analysis from Mario Loyola writing at NRO about Obama's real culpability in what's happening today in Iraq.

    Obama came into office promising to end the war in Iraq. As Loyola points out, the war was already over. What he was really trying to do was prove the war was a mistake and that the exerrtion of American power led to the error.

    To that end, he left Iraq far too early and the consequences were predictable.

    This novel conception of when wars end suggests Obama may yet pull our forces out of Europe and the Far East in order to “end” World War II. It also helps to explain how he came to equate “responsibly ending the war in Iraq” with throwing away everything we had gained from it. Obama made it plain from the start that he saw no reason to keep investing in a mistake. He let our military presence in Iraq lapse, and left the Iraqi government to fend for itself when it was still far too fragile. There is a reason we stayed in Germany and Japan and South Korea for decades after the fighting stopped: We didn’t want our sacrifices to be for nothing, and we didn’t want to have to fight again.

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    1. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:06:00 AM EDT

      Moran i a fool, One full of hubris.

      The Israeli and their agent/ proxy restarted the conflict in Iraq, not that it ever ended.
      It is the "Yinon Plan" on the ground, moving forward.

      No reason to be surprised. As Ambassador Oren of Israel said ..

      The Israeli prefer al-Qeada.


      We need to take their Ambassador at his word. Not make excuses for him or his country.


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  18. Now the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS — the very al-Qaeda forces we defeated in Iraq in 2007 — have come back and taken over huge swaths of the country, including most of the Sunni heartland to the west and north of Baghdad. Meanwhile, over in next-door Syria, Obama stood by while the rebels fighting Bashar Assad came under the dominance of extreme Islamist forces, and then sold them all out with the chemical-weapons deal in September 2013. Consequently, we have thrown the Iraqi government into a de facto alliance with the murderous Baathist regime in Syria — a feat that not even common enemies and a common ideology could achieve during Saddam’s rule — and now both governments find themselves increasingly dependent on Iran.

    With Iran’s power and prestige thus enhanced, and rapidly filling the vacuum left behind by the U.S., the mullahs now see the possibility at long last of extending the Islamic Revolution across the Fertile Crescent. With our impending agreement to let Iran keep its nuclear-weapons programs, we can now settle comfortably into the role of a de facto subordinate ally of Iran, whose forces we may soon be helping with air strikes in Iraq. If you’re wondering where that leaves our actual allies among the Gulf kingdoms and Israel, they are wondering the same thing.

    Foreign-policy mistakes are inevitable, and should generally be expected, if not always forgiven. But in its approach to Iraq and the Middle East as a whole, the Obama administration has been criminally negligent. It could be years and maybe decades before we see a situation as good as the one Obama found when he got to office — and things are almost certainly going to get far worse before they get better.


    When a politician invests so much in trying to prove failure, what are we to expect but failure? ISIS was nearly dead and buried in 2008 following the surge. The fact that they were able to reconstitute themselves is due to two factors; the Syrian civil war where they first went to fight and recruit; and the policies of Prime Minister Maliki that angered Sunnis and fed Sunni paranoia about Shiite dominance. Both factors existed because Barack Obama failed to back the secular opposition (or, at least, the non-jihadist opposition) in Syria and because there was no restraining influence of American troops in Iraq, Maliki brought down the hammer on Sunnis.

    In a very real sense, Loyola is right. It is decisions made by the president that has led directly to the situation Iraq finds itself in today. Restarting the war? He practically encouraged it with his policies

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    1. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:10:00 AM EDT

      ISIS — the very al-Qaeda forces we defeated in Iraq in 2007

      More hubris. The ISIS were NEVER defeated, they merely moved to Syria, where their Israeli patrons restocked them, in the fight against Assad.

      Now they have turned east, and advanced, per the Israeli "Yinon Plan" into Iraq, to destabilize that country.
      All is going according to the plan, the Saudi and Israeli plan, the "Yinon Plan.

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  19. Morning. WE hanged the guy who knew the guys that kept the lid on in Iraq.

    Arguments about Obama are silly. We had no business destabilizing Irag. We did. The facts speak for themselves. WE fucked them over as we fucked up our military and economy on our crusade against Saddam. . Saddam in his worst days was better than what exists today and what is coming tomorrow. None of it was ever any of our business. What we have today, will be a walk in the park compared to what will happen in the future.

    The Neocons own this, lock, stock and barrel. The Israelis wanted the US to rid them of Saddam and Assad and the aptly named “Amen Chorus” in the US Congress complied. Israel and Saudi have been a disaster for the US and will always be the same as long as they control the political gangsters in DC.

    Israel under the always hideous Netanyahu cannot stand to be out of the limelight. He tried to instigate US air strikes against Syria with his own scare mongering and air attacks but the British and American public said no. Obama, wisely, complied. Not like the idiot child, Bush.

    Today, Netanyahu and the “existential” mother fuckers, right on cue, are making mass arrests and stirring the pot over the fabricated exaggerated crisis of three teenagers hitchhiking in occupied Palestinian territory. The always thuggish IDF is making mass arrests, further straining whatever civility is left in the area.

    This comes after a year of Netanyahu trying his best to have the US attack Iran. Obama, wisely demurred.

    Worse is coming. The Israeli nuclear monopoly will end. The arms will come from Russia, Korea or Pakistan. Not from Iran.

    The US government had no business supporting the Israelis in their becoming a nuclear power. In all of human history, weapons technology and sole proprietorship have never existed together for more that a few decades . It is no different this time. It never is.

    Those nuclear weapons will ultimately destroy Israel and much around them. The Bible thumpers will be pleased. They can all join Jesus with the lambs and Mohamed Atta in heaven,

    Let them all go to the hell that they are hell bent on creating.

    Welcome to the fruit provided by the God of Abraham and the most unholy Middle East.

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    1. Deuce: Israel under the always hideous Netanyahu cannot stand to be out of the limelight. He tried to instigate US air strikes against Syria with his own scare mongering and air attacks but the British and American public said no. Obama, wisely, complied. Not like the idiot child, Bush.


      Correct, it's is a good thing that Assad murdered 160,000 arabs (including 25,000 palestinians) Why should he stop him?

      Glad to see you agree, the only GOOD arab is a dead arab...

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:13:00 AM EDT

      There he is, desert rat!
      A construction of another of an imagination.
      A fraud and a fiction

      I told you so!

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  20. ...and Allen, with all due respect, fuck off.

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    1. "are making mass arrests and stirring the pot over the fabricated exaggerated crisis of three teenagers hitchhiking in occupied Palestinian territory. The always thuggish IDF is making mass arrests, further straining whatever civility is left in the area."

      If you have kids? I hope they face an "fabricated exaggerated crisis of three teenagers hitchhiking in occupied Palestinian territory"

      and with all due respect?

      You are a fucker.

      BTW, one of those worthless Jews was an Anerican. I know to you, Jews are not human.

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 08:51:00 AM EDT

      The poor teenagers are not worthless, tehy are pawns, used by the Israeli to further their political goals.

      , it was decided to take other steps against Hamas in the West Bank beyond the arrests, though these may well play out over several weeks, unrelated to the efforts at finding the missing teenagers.

      The infamous murdering 'Mossad' at work.

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    3. If they are so infamous? Why are you still alive?

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    4. وأنrت مع تنظيم القاعدة. نحن نعرف انك، ونحن نعلم المكان الذي تعيش فيه، وسوف يكون هناك، ونحن نتوقع البنادق والخرائط والذخيرة،

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    5. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:17:00 AM EDT

      Because they are infamous for the ineptitude, their "Keystone Cop" antics, and because their opponents are normally Arab civilians.
      Civilians that are unarmed, untrained and not ready for "Prime Time".

      When matched against a worthy foe, the fall down.
      Like Jonathon Pollard.

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    6. شيطان هو وكيل لإيران، ونحن نعلم ذلك، فإن الحكومة الأمريكية يجب أن الصليبيين الآن

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    7. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:24:00 AM EDT

      Not even worth the time to Google translate.
      If it is important for us to know what you are writing, scribble man, do it for us.
      If it is not, carry on!

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    8. Deuce,

      Back at ya, lad.

      If you are any of your butt-sniffing dogs want to put into writing the statement that the documents provided by me are counterfeit or forgeries, having the purpose of creating a false record of military service to the United States, and mail those to my rabbi with your signatures notarized, I will be most pleased to provide his contact information.

      Then, Sweetpea, I am going to have some fun in court. Of course, that is why none of you pussies will take up the challenge: big mouths, fast fingers, and little balls (if any).

      Rufus receives VA benefits for some Mickey Mouse, non-service related disability. In order to get these benefits he had to make application. When he was accepted for treatment, VA sent him the standard form, acknowledging and approving his treatment, and rating his disability. He could easily post that here. But he will not because it would show his service was uneventful and, as importantly, he is milking the system, in my opinion.

      Having served the United States long and honorably, I have nothing to answer for. If this were the 18th C., I would give you pogs another option, but such are the disappointments of life.

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  21. Welcome to the fruit provided by the God of Abraham and the most unholy Middle East.

    All of this fruit arranged into Carmen Miranda hats for the Conga Line to wear.

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  22. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdistan Region Premier Nechirvan Barzani is in Tehran to discuss events in Iraq, where the jihadi Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has seized large Sunni territories and is marching toward Baghdad to topple the Shiite-led government.

    Iran’s Mehr news agency reported that the Kurdish leader will discuss the ISIS “terrorist group” with Iranian officials. It noted he would also meet with Iranian defense authorities, including top military chief Ali Shamkhani, who heads the Supreme National Security Council.

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  23. I doubt that anyone on this site other than me has ever served in the military. If you have, prove it, post your papers. If you have more than split-tails, put your money on the table, girls.

    I should raise your ass, but I'm just gonna call.

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    1. allen is full of doubts, fears and anxiety, Ms T.
      Nothing new, there.

      His insecurity is showing, he is ranting, raving, soon he will be throwing things.

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  24. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:22:00 AM EDT

    The Israeli prefer al-Qeada and have formed an alliance with the Saudi tyranny.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists. Kerry also says U.S. drone strikes "may well" be an option.

    Another 'Good Day'.

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  25. .

    Foreign-policy mistakes are inevitable, and should generally be expected, if not always forgiven. But in its approach to Iraq and the Middle East as a whole, the Obama administration has been criminally negligent. It could be years and maybe decades before we see a situation as good as the one Obama found when he got to office — and things are almost certainly going to get far worse before they get better.

    Nonsense. Prior to George W. Bush, the U.S. was at the height of its power. It was 'the' hyper-power in a disjointed world. It had prestige, influence, military and political power unrivalled in the world. Nothing even including an unprecedented and deadly asymmetric terrorist attack could have changed that. Yet, at the end of Bush's reign everything had changed due to the hubris, arrogance, overreach, and incompetence of one man and his neocon advisers. After Bush, the world had changed and the US had declined from hyper-power to merely superpower, the first amongst equals, the limits of its power fully established, its prestige its most valuable attribute diminished, its values despoiled, the rights of its citizens compromised, its economy destroyed, debt-ridden, and now viewed by many of its enemies as a paper tiger. All Obama did was follow in Bush's steps and continue to grease the skids towards decline.

    In a very real sense, Loyola is right. It is decisions made by the president that has led directly to the situation Iraq finds itself in today. Restarting the war? He practically encouraged it with his policies

    More nonsense. Only an idiot would blame Obama for anything that happened in Iraq. All he did was follow the Status of Forces Agreement signed by Bush in 2008 that called for 'all' US troops to be out of Iraq by the end of 2011.

    The whole premise of the Rick Moran article is political garbage and nothing more, drivel posited by some neocon hack.

    Let them kill each other long enough and godforsaken Iraq will break up into parts, just as the prescient Drinkin' Joe "Wet Drunk' Biden, Miss T and I have long urged.

    Even more nonsense.

    As a result of US intervention and sectarian hatred within Iraq as well as the misguided policies of the government we helped install, civil war was inevitable whether before, now, or later. Any splitting of the country as a result of the civil war was predictable also as was the bloodshed and the dislocation of tens of thousands. There was no other reasonable result to expect given the sectarian animus and the pursuit by the various sides of the country's only real resource, oil.

    To believe the resulting chaos would have been any different had the US tried to impose a division of the country into three parts is childish prattle. It adds one more touch of bathos to the whole sorry tragedy that was and is Iraq.

    At least letting the chaos evolve on its own without more US interference prevents more blood being shed in the world due to US actions.

    .

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  26. People are being slaughtered by the thousands and the entire World is to be nail biting over three teenagers missing while hitchhiking in a occupied military zone.

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes and compassion.

      You show such grace and understanding about this topic.

      I am sure the parents of these boys will take your comments in the manner that they are delivered.

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:17:00 AM EDT

      The Mossad know right where those teens are at.

      They covered up the kidnapping for SIX HOURS, after the call was made.
      Bibi had the "Security Crackdown" all planned, beforehand.
      Israel is taking down the leadership of the Palestinian Authority.

      It is all a ruse, a false flag operation.
      Bibi no more cares about those teens than he cared about the US citizens murdered when he ordered the attack on Turkish shipping in the Med.

      Israel prefers al-Qeada.

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    3. Sure, we believe you, how are those meds your taking working...

      BTW, Rat/Jack the mossad IS coming to get ya....

      just warning ya.. better plant some more trip wires and claymores...

      don't have a "work accident", smoking pot and planting bombs don't mix....

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  27. Remember the three dopes hiking on the Iranian border? Not smart.

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    1. Iran still holds Americans, it kidnaps civilians and more on a regular basis.

      But they are YOUR friends. Not mine

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:26:00 AM EDT

      And how many is the US holding in Cuba?
      Without charge, without trial, without justice.

      The Israeli just arrested 100, without cause, without evidence and held without rial.

      On the Goose & Gander Standard, the Iranians are holding far fewer foreigners than the US or Israeli..

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    3. They have cause. They don't share it with folks like you. But they had cause.

      The good news? MOST of those REARRESTED had been convicted of crimes, with lawyers, in open court and were convicted and sentenced.

      MOST were released in a bullshit deal to keep Abbas talking at the table. Well that deal is DEAD and all bets are off..

      Time to retrieve the Terrorists and put them back in cells... OR if we are lucky? They will resist capture and die!!!

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  28. Having served the United States long and honorably, I have nothing to answer for. If this were the 18th C., I would give you pogs another option, but such are the disappointments of life.

    Thirty years of service in the DoD as of 5/7/14, six in uniform in Reagan's Navy as a spook twidget, not special forces, not some elite USMC sharpshooter outfit. It was that claim that got Rufus on your tail. You don't have to scan your DD214, just your American Legion card.

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  29. Order of Assignment and travel:

    - Inducted - 401 North Broad St , Phila, PA
    - Lackland AFB Texas
    - Keesler AFB, Biloxi Miss
    - Earnest Harmon AFB, Newfoundland
    - Goose Bay AFB, Labrador
    - Cartwright AFS, Labrador
    - RAF Woodbridge UK
    - RAF Bentwaters UK
    - RAF Ruislip UK
    - RAF Martlesham Heath UK
    - Da Nang Air Base Viet Nam
    - Clark AFB - Phillipines
    - RAF Bentwaters UK
    - USAFB Larisa, Greece
    - RAF Lakenheath UK
    - US Army Post Kassel, Germany
    - Aviano AFB, Italy
    - US Army Post Passel, Germany
    - Separated- McGuire AFB New Jersey.


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    1. Could not hold a steady job/position?

      Delete


    2. Deuce ☂Mon Jun 16, 11:07:00 AM EDT
      Order of Assignment and travel:

      - Inducted - 401 North Broad St , Phila, PA

      I wonder if you are honest about your hatred of Israel in your hometown?

      Why do I think not?

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    3. Since you are such a world traveler, why not take a trip to Gaza, West Bank and Israel?

      Visit your girlfriends family! Meet the in laws (that is if you are going to marry her)

      Don't tell they you are having relations, just tell them you respect them and will honor them by converting to Islam (or Palestinian version of Christanity) Don't tell them you find all of those middle eastern faith a pile of bullcrap...

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  30. Thanks for helping me win the Cold War, Deuce, proud to be a contributor to your blog.

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    1. sure, you served....

      Didn't know they let lesbians in the service under Reagan...

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  31. SAC, TAC, GREIA, NORAD, NATO, AFCS

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  32. Could not hold a steady job/position?

    What an ignoramus. Real veterans have lost count of how many times they've carried their sea bag in an airport with orders in hand.

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  33. AnonymousMon Jun 16, 11:12:00 AM EDT
    Could not hold a steady job/position?


    You obviously do understand how the military works. You get your orders and you go. They needed me.

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    1. I know it, had plenty of folks in my immediate family that served, bled and in some cases died for this nation. But you think Jews are not worthy of citizenship.

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  34. Didn't know they let lesbians in the service under Reagan...

    What transpires in Beep School stays in Beep School.

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  35. Deuce ☂Mon Jun 16, 11:07:00 AM EDT
    Order of Assignment and travel:

    - Inducted - 401 North Broad St , Phila, PA

    I wonder if you are honest about your hatred of Israel in your hometown?

    Why do I think not?


    This may come as a shock as you are a victim of your own push polling. The views expressed on this blog are fairly representative of non Jews.

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    1. non-Jews, as demonstrated, have no problem gassing, murderering, raping and looting Jews somewhere en mass as least once every generation or sooner.

      I just want to let you know that if you try that on some of us? You will pull back a bloody stump...

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  36. Then again, WiO thinks PNAC is an actual think tank, not a cubicle somewhere with a website and an overworked fax to blast legislators.

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    1. Ms T, don't tell me what I think, it's hard enough for you to tell us WHAT YOU THINK....

      Work on yourself, lesbian, not a lesbian, Taoist, Catholic whatever...

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    2. Her actions are not determined by genetics nor environment, but by "prenatal brain wiring."

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  37. .

    Parents of mentally disabled woman sue Wal-Mart, Livonia cops over her arrest

    Livonia police must be overstaffed if they can send four cops to investigate the alleged shoplifting of

    Hair Ties

    Heck, it can take Detroit police an hour or more to get to a shooting or carjacking.

    .

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    1. No, no, no.

      You see, some places in the USA are still civilized, with most citizens obeying the law.

      Livonia police rarely get a call, and when they do the entire police force responds.

      Other areas, like Detroit, and surroundings, are akin to Iraq, or Syria. Further, the Detroit Police Department is bogged down in dealing with fraud claims against some serial violator locally known as "The Quirkster".

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  38. The problem with this ISIS story is, their numbers have never been put above 7,000.

    Also, there are no stories of people rushing to "join" them.

    Now, the police chief of Mosul might have looked up and saw several thousand lunatics in pickup trucks, and told his guys, "time to go," but, eventually, that group of nutjobs will run up against a real military. And, the Iraqi military, as fouled up as it certainly is, will crush such a small force (especially, with various types of "help" from Iran, the U.S., etc.)

    There are only one hundred pennies in a dollar, and 7,000 loons in pickups can only go so far.

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    1. The General in Mosul took the Saudi money and ran ...

      There is not a "lot" between Mosul and Baghdad.
      Tal Afar?

      The Iraqi people in the Sunni areas are apathetic, at best.

      Now the Shiite will do as Assad has done in Syria.
      Bomb the Sunni neighborhoods into rubble.

      The ISIS will be rolled back to the Euphrates valley.
      Bloodied and battered, with Predators doing their thing overhead.
      Remember the Highway of Death?

      Betcha Baghdadi don't.

      Iraq's oil production will be set back for years.
      The Saudi gain their objective.

      Iraq's and Syria's political structure will remain fractured.
      The Israeli gain their objective.

      The US bleeds out al-Qeada and brings Iran to the negotiating table, on subjects beyond the nuclear issue.
      While spanking al-Maliki. Without a boot touching the ground.

      Everybody wins, but the Sunni population and al-Maliki, who did not want to play with US.

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    2. Yeah, when the time is right, and he has a couple of hundred pickemup trucks lined up down the highway, he just might get his memory jarred.

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    3. I think what is happening is a little deeper than just 7000 guys and their pick-up trucks.

      As the Iraqi army fled they left behind a bunch of US supplied stuff - armored personnel carriers, night vision goggles, rifles and other war material. You also have the complicity of the locals who aren't too keen on the Malaki rule run from Baghdad. The Kurds also capitalized on the kerfuffle and grabbed Kirkuk. Iraq is splintered along ethnic lines with each sector backed by regional powers. It won't be so easy to put humpty dumpty back together again simply by jarring the memory of Baghdadi and his 7000 followers in their pick-ups by launching a few missiles their way. Instead we are looking at the possibility of renewed sectarian conflict which could blossom into full civil war followed by a regional war.

      Sorry guys, nothing so simple as well devised plans moving forward over the speed bump of a 7k guys and their pick-ups.

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    4. As our friend, Jack Hawkins, might have said, those who forget "The Highway of Death" are doomed to repeat it. :)

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    5. Do you actually think the US is willing to repeat such a bombing attack? I don't - not in this circumstance.

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    6. ahh, probably not. But, who knows? War, 'and politics' are full of surprises, right?

      Anyway, of course, Iraq will continue to be an unholy mess, but those boys just don't have enough hosses to do much more than they've already done.

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    7. Not nearly to the same scale or scope, Ash.
      But the size of the ISIS is not nearly the scale or scope of Saddam's Army, either.
      We will see a campaign more similar to the Libyan action that took down Colonel Q and his forces.
      That is actually the more accurate analogy. Bu one not as easily visualized by the public.

      And yes, Iraq is fractured, like Humpty Dumpty.
      That is the "Yinon Plan", which has been the lode stone of Israeli foreign policy since 1982.
      Seen primarily in Lebanon and Syria, now expanded into Iraq.
      Since the Israeli and Saudi Alliance which was solidified about a year ago.
      https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/inquiry/8788-in-broad-daylight-a-saudi-israeli-alliance>In broad daylight, a Saudi-Israeli alliance

      If you think that Mr Obama, and his backers have a deep concern for the Iraqi people, I'd say you were mistaken.

      All of the US clients will be getting at least a portion of their goal set.
      Iraq will be limited to production of no more than 3 million barrels of oil per day.
      That has always been the quota, and the trigger point for military action. That chart was posted a few days ago.
      Syria will be left out on a limb, with the Iranians now focused closer to home, and the US engaged with them on a working basis.



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    8. The boyz in ISIL will not retreat down an open road hauling their pick-ups and other booty with them. Nope, they'll blend right in with the general population. Plus, I don't think the US and Obama has the appetite for a bombing campaign supporting Malaki in alliance with Iran unless a grand deal could be worked out.

      I could be wrong though given the intensity of the chirping by the critics 'It's all Obama's fault, we pulled out to early, we gotta do something'. A few bombs for show, a little shock and awe, just like the terrorists we all hate.

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    9. .

      ISIS has had a good run but it will be tougher from here on out I suspect. The Kurds have replaced the fleeing police and army in the north and are consolidating their positions. Maliki is attempting to get the army to regroup for a counter attack. He has asked citizens (read Shia militias) to join the fight. The spokesman for al-Sistani has urged all Shia to join in the fight against ISIS. Evidently, thousands are agreeing to join in the fight. The President of Iran has indicated that ISIS will not be allowed to overthrow the government of Iraq. In Iraq, the Shia outnumber the Sunni two to one. This might not mean much if ISIS could motivate the Sunni population to fight; however, the ISIS pricks are even too radical for al Queda to stomach. I would be surprised if ISIS is able to motivate a general uprising of the Sunni population.

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    11. I really don't know how the local Sunni's view the ISIS. They certainly don't seem happy with the Malaki government. The Iraqi army fled pretty damn fast and I don't know how much of a stomach for a fight they have to retake the Sunni areas. With Iranian backing, and the Shia Imams call to arms they may very well may summon the force and find the will but if the Sunni side should also reach out (i.e. Saudi Arabia, Syria ect.) for help and get it that is where the conflict could extend and become regional. I hope the US stays out of it. Too many players, too many moving parts, too much risk for little national gain.

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  39. " Instead we are looking at the possibility of renewed sectarian conflict which could blossom into full civil war followed by a regional war."

    Jeez, Ash, is that an under statement, or what.

    With 1,700 prisoners having their heads chopped off at a score, I think's it's time to admit we're watching not the possibility but the reality of an honest to Allahian civil war.

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  40. If I'm counting rightly, desert rat is currently posting under four names.

    The content of the posts, however, is a negative number.

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    1. desert rat is a construct of your imagination.

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  41. 20140616

    1. Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday blasted former President George W. Bush for selling Americans a “bill of goods” before the Iraq invasion, which led to the violence that is currently sweeping across the country.

    2. Taliban cuts off fingers of those who voted in Afghan elections

    3. The Obama Administration somehow managed to lose two years of the IRS director's emails. But go ahead and trust him with your health information.

    4. Gov. Christie tells donors antsy about Bridgegate: 'You'll Get Over It.'

    5. Spain arrests eight in raid against ISIS jihadist cell led by former Gitmo detainee

    6. "Deep Throat" parking garage going down, so to speak.

    7. Acting VA Secretary: Idea of firing employees over backlog scandal ‘A bunch of crap’

    8. MSNBC's 'Morning Joe': Hillary's book tour a 'disaster'

    9. ISIS's American Tanks firing on Iraqi positions in Kirkuk.

    10. White House says U.S. won’t conduct military action with Iran against ISIS

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      11. Lindsay Graham says he is amenable to the US working with Iran to contain ISIS as long a Obama 'establishes a red line' in insisting Iran doesn't use the current crisis to its advantage.

      ,

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      12. Man states he saw a pig flying.

      .

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    3. 13. Quirk uses "Pricks" instead of "Dicks"

      T remains uninterested.

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  42. 11. The notorious criminal known as 'The Quirkster', long sought by Detroit Police, is finally captured in Livonia, a peaceful enclave somewhere in USA, in a raid by the entire Livonia Police Department, which numbers 4 officers.

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  43. No one buying claim that Lois Lerner’s IRS emails were lost
    POSTED AT 1:21 PM ON JUNE 16, 2014 BY NOAH ROTHMAN


    Last Friday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service claimed that Lois Lerner, a former executive tasked with overseeing tax-exemption applications, lost thousands of emails after her computer crashed. Many of those emails, the tax collection agency claimed, could not be recovered.

    This convenient excuse for failing to comply with a request from House investigators is not sitting well with some in the journalistic community.

    “Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?” CNN’s John King asked his panel of political reporters on Monday. “Do you believe in Santa Claus? Do you believe that Lois Lerner’s emails suddenly went ‘poof?’”

    King added that he agreed with Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) who said that it was “unacceptable” that this information was just coming to light now, over a year after the investigation into allegations that the IRS targeted conservative political groups with undue scrutiny began.

    “Waiting a year to tell the Congress makes me suspicious,” King said.

    “It’s hard to believe in this era, where you have servers, and backup servers, and all kinds of technology that can recover all kinds of emails, that these emails simply don’t exist,” Associated Press reporter Julie Pace agreed. “If that is true, and they don’t exist, why wasn’t that one of the first things that was told to Congress?”

    “I’m not sure what’s with this administration and computer problems, but it seems to be happening time and again,” Politico’s Manu Raju concurred.



    It seems that even those predisposed to extend federal officials the benefit of the doubt are not accepting the claim that Lerner’s emails simply disappeared into thin air at face value.

    In a sardonic segment on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough ruthlessly mocked the notion that a hardware crash could eliminate files stored on remote servers.

    “Mika, even you have to admit this is pretty ridiculous,” Scarborough probed.

    “Pretty ridiculous,” Brzezinski replied. “Those emails exist.”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/16/no-one-buying-claim-that-lois-lerners-irs-emails-were-lost/


    The most transparent administration in history. Yup, everyone can see right through all the continual lying.

    Clear as Lake Chelan, huh, Miss T.

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    1. Except to prove, once more that he is, as Morning Joe says, ridiculous.

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  44. Ah, the Bar's little pest rat shows up pat, like the Fool in old tragedy.

    Garsh you must think you are cute.

    Everybody else thinks you are an idiot, except, apparently, Deuce.

    Go way, go way, Pesty.

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    1. Not until you fulfill your responsibility to the truth, Bob.

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    2. BobSat Jun 14, 09:10:00 PM EDT

      Why just yesterday rat was denouncing Raul in the fiercest terms not knowing his very own Hero of the Libertarians thought the opposite....that Raul Labrador would make "a great leader'.

      If not for my doc's appointment and other necessities I surely would have gone to this event. The Huckster was here as well.

      #"Prostates Before Politics"


      The lies are as follow and wil not be ignored …
      ... rat ...
      ... fiercest terms ...
      ... his very own Hero …


      Bob is a liar

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  45. Question for anyone who might know, perhaps Rufus:

    Is the IRS that says it has 'lost' Lois Lerner's e-mails to, among others, the White House.........is this group the same IRS that is to oversee ObamaCare?

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  46. Biden’s (and Miss T's and Bob's) Revenge: David Ignatius claims Iraq now ‘effectively partitioned’
    POSTED AT 4:41 PM ON JUNE 16, 2014 BY NOAH ROTHMAN


    In 2006, Vice President Joe Biden co-authored a New York Times op-ed in which he suggested that the only way to create a stable environment in Iraq was to partition the country along ethnic and religious lines. The authors’ hope was to integrate these semi-autonomous zones into a federal system that would preserve the fragile Iraqi peace once maintained by force. A newly Democratic U.S. Senate enthusiastically endorsed that plan in 2007, but it fell out of favor in the wake of the successful “surge” strategy.

    That idea seems to making a comeback, however, as Iraq descends into chaos as the insurgent Islamist group ISIS continues its advance.

    Speaking to MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius said that the ISIS had “effectively partitioned” Iraq.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/16/bidens-revenge-david-ignatius-claims-iraq-now-effectively-partitioned/

    Super nifty color coded crayon colored map for those who might need it.

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  47. I got a virus on my Dick, and it wiped out my desktop, laptop and I-Pad.

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    1. Speaking of dicks, I got an ASUS Chrome Box. $178. Eats Belmont Club sandwiches for lunch.

      Delete
    2. One of the PC Mags was touting a 300 buck Dell Chrome book, that would be overkill in your estimation?

      I don't really have an I-Pad (or a virus)

      Do you have a tablet?

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    3. Doug, I have three tablets running Android, three laptops (2 running Win7, 1 running XP), a Chromebox, a Chromecast, and ten desktops (a mix of towers and small-form-factor boxes) running anything from Windows 3.1 to 98 to XP to 7, and Linuxes out the Kazoo. I took a Chromebook to the Philippines last year and stepped on it. You should get a Samsung Chromebook 3 for about $239 or so, because you sound like the sort of fellow who just wants to use his gear than fiddle with it.

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    4. Chromecast?
      Not the little $35 Google TV deal, right?

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  48. Escalation:

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq.

    Obama says the forces are going to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He says the forces are equipped for combat and will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed.

    About 160 troops are already in Iraq, including 50 Marines and more than 100 Army soldiers. Some of those soldiers have only recently arrived.

    Under the authorization Obama outlined, a U.S. official says the U.S. will put an additional 100 soldiers in a nearby third country where they would be held in reserve until needed.

    The White House says the U.S. military personnel are entering Iraq with its consent.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_UNITED_STATES_IRAQ_TROOPS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-06-16-18-42-48

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  49. Oh he notified Congress this time. How magnanimous of His Majesty.

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  50. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:26:00 PM EDT

    CBS News

    Republicans are sounding the warning that the next 9/11-like terror plot could emerge from the regions of Iraq and Syria that are currently dominated by an extremist group bearing down on Baghdad.


    But then we have to remember that just last September less than nine months ago ...

    Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told the Jerusalem Post that...

    Israel so wanted Assad out and his Iranian backers weakened,
    that Israel would accept al-Qaeda operatives taking power in Syria.


    “We always wanted Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran
    to the bad guys who were backed by Iran.”

    Even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated with al-Qaeda.


    http://www.jpost.com/Syria-Crisis/Oren-Jerusalem-has-wanted-Assad-ousted-since-the-outbreak-of-the-Syrian-civil-war-326328

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    1. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:29:00 PM EDT

      The Republicans will have to blame Bibi, for the next 9/11 and it will not be either a "Conspiracy" or a "Coincidence"...
      ... But a fulfillment of Israeli foreign policy!!


      Thank you Ambassador Oren for telling US who is really going to be responsible.

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    2. Trying to figure out where Grampy McCain is on this thing. He's going apeshit over Obama's inaction, but he wanted to support these same guys when they were in Syria.

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    3. So many here wanted Big John to be President back in 2008, it makes me smile to remember that Bob was such a big supporter of John McCain.

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    6. In a stunning moment of near-death clarity, he's calling for nuking the whole damn place.

      He's still pissed about not getting the starring roll in "Dr. Strangelove"

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    7. Haste makes waste.

      Take it from me.

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  51. No one in this day and age of off-site backup servers and cloud computing believes that they lost two years of emails from the IRS chief because one platform went Tango Uniform. This isn't the days of Windows 98. I want a special prosecutor to find a copy of these emails, and I want to bring the idiot who claimed they were missing in front of a committee under oath to testify why they were reported lost. Follow it all the way up to the White House if need be. I don't know what's more frightening, that the Obama Administration is destroying evidence or that they handle evidence like they handle everyone's medical information. But there is a legal requirement for Feds to keep their emails, and this is a nation of laws.

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    1. Ms T, no one in DC gives a shit about what you want.

      Bob's Republicans have to act or there is no play.
      John "Boner" Boehner has the script and he is not going to get on the stage.

      Bob's other boy, Labrador, is talking about Immigration, not prosecution of Administration officials.
      He's another lap dog, too.

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    2. Media and Pubs are not about to hold them accountable.

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    3. The Republicans are just as dirty as the Democrats, the shit in DC covers them all.

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  52. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 09:38:00 PM EDT

    The money changed hands and the Iraqi Army Generals hit the highway ...

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Top military commanders assured Mosul Governor Athil al-Nujaifi that Iraqi forces were securing the province hours before they fled along with thousands of troops, leaving Mosul in the hands of tribes and extremists.

    Speaking to Rudaw in Erbil, Nujaifi said the commander of Iraq's ground forces, General Ali Ghaidan, and the deputy army chief, Lieutenant General Abboud Qanbar, “told me that the Iraqi army was in control and that we should not worry. But the next morning they fled without even telling me.”

    He said he was “shocked” at how quickly the Iraqi Army collapsed in Mosul.

    “I felt cheated,” Nujaifi added.
    “They betrayed me and all the of people Iraq.”


    Just as they had done when the US was the paymaster.
    It was always the money, General P knew the deal, so do the Saudi.

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    1. http://www.syrianews.cc/israel-prefers-al-qaeda-syrias-al-assad/

      Direct from the Syrian Government Mouth.

      SO I guess Rat IS a Iranian stooge.

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    2. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:21:00 PM EDT

      Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told the Jerusalem Post that...

      Israel so wanted Assad out and his Iranian backers weakened,
      that Israel would accept al-Qaeda operatives taking power in Syria.

      “We always wanted Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran
      to the bad guys who were backed by Iran.”

      Even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated with al-Qaeda.

      http://www.jpost.com/Syria-Crisis/Oren-Jerusalem-has-wanted-Assad-ousted-since-the-outbreak-of-the-Syrian-civil-war-326328

      “The truth, as much as people acted like they wanted to hear it,
      was sometimes too cruel and harsh.”
      ― Laura Kreitzer

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    3. snip and cut, out of context.

      distortion and misdirection.

      But jack Hawkins? A paid Syrian/Iranian agent of a hostile nation to the homeland.

      I think that's a crime...

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    4. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:36:00 PM EDT

      Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren told the Jerusalem Post that...

      Israel so wanted Assad out and his Iranian backers weakened,
      that Israel would accept al-Qaeda operatives taking power in Syria.

      “We always wanted Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran
      to the bad guys who were backed by Iran.”

      Even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated with al-Qaeda.

      http://www.jpost.com/Syria-Crisis/Oren-Jerusalem-has-wanted-Assad-ousted-since-the-outbreak-of-the-Syrian-civil-war-326328

      if Blogger was a better platform, we'd have images of Bibi visiting al-Qeada operatives in Israeli hospitals

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    5. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:37:00 PM EDT

      Jack Hawkins is also a fictional character.

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    6. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:39:00 PM EDT

      But Israel does prefer al-Qeada, regardless.
      Read it in the JPost

      http://www.jpost.com/Syria-Crisis/Oren-Jerusalem-has-wanted-Assad-ousted-since-the-outbreak-of-the-Syrian-civil-war-326328

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  53. Rat IS a stooge to conspiracy theories and cynicism.

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    1. Rat is only a construct in your mind

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    2. Rat is a fiction.

      Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page.” ― Brandon Mull

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  54. ISRAEL PREFERS al-QAEDAMon Jun 16, 11:44:00 PM EDT

    Bibi giving solace to al-Qeada terrorists in an Israeli hospital

    http://www.tlvfaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/bibi-2.jpg

    http://syrianfreepress.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/netanyahu-visits-in-israeli-hospitals-terrorists-injured-in-syria-2.jpg

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