“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Netanyahu has proven that neither he nor the Israeli intelligence organization, Mossad, had the slightest actual intelligence on Iraq, and that neither should be trusted to provide such intelligence to the US

Netanyahu Imported by GOP to ensure Iran War

By Juan Cole http://www.juancole.com | Jan. 22, 2015 |

(I know that it is hard to take, just listening to Netanyahu, but take a deep breath, hold your nose and let the skunk prove once again he is the consummate serial liar and has one goal, to use the US military for the cause of Israel and the despicable Republicans let him get away with it. IMO)

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) —
Republican House Majority leader John Boehner secretly invited Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Washington to address Congress and then once it was set up he let Barack Obama know about it.
The reason for bringing Netanyahu is that Boehner wants to craft a super-majority in Congress that can over-ride Obama’s veto of new sanctions on Iran. He doesn’t have enough Republican votes to do so, but if he can get Democrats beholden to the Israel lobbies of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to join the veto over-ride effort, he might succeed.
Obama has spent a great deal of time and effort trying to negotiate with Iran over its civilian nuclear enrichment program, intended to allow Iran to replicate the success of France and South Korea in supplying electicity. (That would allow Iran to save gas and oil exports for earning foreign exchange).
Because nowadays producing enriched uranium for fuel via centrifuges is always potentially double use, this program has alarmed the US, Europe, and Israel. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has given several fatwas (akin to encyclicals) orally in which he forbids making, storing or using nuclear weapons as incompatible with Islamic law (a position also taken by his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhullah Khomeini). So maintaining that Iran is committed to making a nuclear bomb is sort of like holding that the Pope has a huge condom factory in the basement of the Vatican.
But, there are no doubt Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps commanders and maybe some engineers and scientists who really wish Khamenei would change his mind (he won’t).
So if you wanted a compromise between Iranian nuclear doves (the hard line leadership) and Iranian nuclear hawks (the subordinates who have to take orders from the doves), what would you do? You’d keep options open. And keeping options open also has a deterrent effect, so it is almost as good as having a nuclear bomb. That is, if Iran has all the infrastructure that would be needed for a nuclear weapons program but didn’t actually initiate such a program, you’d put enemies on notice that if they try to get up a war on you the way Bush-Cheney got one up on Iraq, they could force you into going for broke and abruptly making a bomb for self-defense. This posture is called in the security literature “nuclear latency” or colloquially “the Japan Option” (we all know Tokyo could produce a bomb in short order if they felt sufficiently threatened).
I started arguing that this policy was what Iran was up to some 7 or 8 years ago, and I think it is now widely accepted in policy circles.
So the point of the UNSC plus Germany negotiations with Iran is really about how long Iran would take to break out and produce a bomb. Will it be 3 months or one year? Iran wants a shorter timeline (for maximum deterrence, since they already saw what happened to Baghdad). The P5 + 1 want a much longer timeline. They would also like to spike the centrifuges and make sure there is no heavy water reactor (plutonium builds up on the rods).
If the two sides can reach an acceptable compromise, sanctions would be lifted, Iran would run its Russian-built reactors to produce electricity (though likely within a decade they will be undercut in price by solar panels; still, solar doesn’t have deterrent properties ), and there would be thorough frequent UN inspections of its enrichment facilities (plutonium leaves a signature). It isn’t really possible to have a big nuclear facility hidden from US satellites; the US spotted Fordo immediately. You need a lot of water, truck traffic, etc.
But Iran would have latency and therefore deterrence and I suppose might be emboldened that Israel wouldn’t dare nuke it because it might well be able to nuke back some months later.
US hawks in both parties and the Israeli political right wing want to prevent Iran from having any nuclear enrichment program at all, so as to prevent Iran from having the security that comes from the deterrence Lite produced by latency.
The US Joint Chiefs of Staff looked at this issue and have decided that only an Iraq-style invasion, occupation and regime change could hope to abolish the nuclear enrichment program.
If that is what it takes, the US and Israeli hawks are perfectly all right with it. It would be good times for the military-industrial complex, and Israel’s last major conventional enemy (though a toothless one) would be destroyed. An irritant to US policy and a threat to Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, our big volatile Gasoline Station in the Sky, would also be removed.
Iran is three times as populous and three times as large as Iraq. So I figure this enterprise would cost at least 15,000 troops dead, 90,000 seriously wounded, and altogether $15- 24 trillion dollars over time (including health care for the 90,000 wounded vets). Given the size of the country and the nationalism of the population, it could be much more like the US war in Vietnam than Iraq was, i.e. it could end in absolute defeat. Russia and China would almost certainly aid insurgencies to weaken the US.
And that is what the right wing psychopaths in Washington DC and Tel Aviv have planned for us. If they can over-ride Obama’s veto and scuttle the negotiations, they set us up for a war down the line, as Obama warned in the SOTU.
In contrast, professional Israeli intelligence analysts are warning against new sanctions and any torpedoing of the Iran talks. Because they deal in the coin of pragmatism and the real world.
Readers should please let their congressional representatives know they would prefer not to be subjected to this disaster.
That Netanyahu is an unreliable narrator should be obvious by now:
I wrote in 2012 :
Israeli PM Binyamin “Chicken Little” Netanyahu tried to scaremonger about Iraq in 2002, as his contribution to the Anglo-American war of aggression on that country. “there is no question whatsoever,” Netanyahu said, “that Saddam” was seeking nuclear weapons. He said that Israeli intelligence reported to him that Russian scientists and North Korea were on site and actively aiding this phantom nuclear weapons program.
There was no Iraqi nuclear weapons program in 2002; it was dismantled in the early 1990s by United Nations inspectors. There were none of the chemical or biological weapons Netanyahu spoke of. No Russians. No North Koreans. Bupkes. h/t Washington’s blog
Netanyahu also warned that Iraq would give nuclear warheads (which it did not have) to “terrorist groups.”
He also argued that no inspections could possibly find “mobile weapons sites” (which are impossible), implying that invasion and occupation was the only course open.
Netanyahu proved that neither he nor the Israeli intelligence organization, Mossad, had the slightest actual intelligence on Iraq, and that neither should be trusted to provide such intelligence to the US. Clearly, some right wing Israeli leaders always want the US entangled in regional wars in the Middle East, insofar as they are seeking US support in a hostile region. They therefore habitually exaggerate the dangers, and are little more than bullshit artists.
Netanyahu’s comments on Iraq are almost verbatim what he is now saying about Iran.
The Mainstream Media never calls Netanyahu on his bull crap.
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  1. “America’s New Congress" reeks worse than the last Congress.

    1. Must be all those AMericans with waning support for Israel throwing out the pro-jihadist Demcorats..


    2. America keeps speaking with it's votes.

      Say no to Palestine, say no to Hamas, say no to terrorists, say no to obama, say no to Jihadists..

      Say no to Occupy Wall Street, Say no to Sharpton, Jarrett and Holder.

      Say no to Jayz and Reid and Pelosi.

      Bye bye progressives, radicals and such..

  2. Obama shouldn’t waste his time getting “unnamed officials” to mutter “chickenshit” to Jeff Goldberg. That would simpy be water off a duck’s back to any Israeli politician.
    Obama has to call a press-conference, stand up in front of the press, and there call it as it really is: Boehner is an idiot for inviting a professional bullshit artist to address the Congress, and if any Congressman listens to a word that bullshit artist says then They Are Boehner-Dumb.
    And if anyone tries to call him on it he should immediately show a montage of that habitual bullshit artist screaming about an Iranian nuke in 1996, 1997, 1998, and every year since then, and then turn to the press and say “that, ladies and gentlemen, is a bullshit artist at work”.
    Honestly, do it, dude. It’s not as if you have any more need for campaign contributions, and if your political career is coming to and end (as, indeed, it does to all two-term Presidents) then you may as well take Bibi down with you.

  3. It would require, what, 13 Democrat Senators to override a Presidential Veto?

    That seems pretty unlikely, doesn't it?

    Can anyone come up with a list of 13 potential Democrat votes for an override?

    1. Menendez
      Chuck Schumer
      Ben Cardin
      Bob Casey
      Chris Coons
      Richard Blumenthal
      Kirsten Gillibrand
      Mark Warner
      Joe Donnelly
      Cory Booker
      Joe Manchin
      Michael Bennet

      there is 12….

  4. The next president will be a Democrat and a populist. Despite the chaff, support for Israel is waining especially whites under 30, Blacks and Hispanics. The Democrats could find someone that appeals to them and the union voters.

    Obama would be wise to start thinking about who that could be and plan accordingly by playing to the inbred Republican stupid wing to get them frothing at the mouth. That is not too hard to do. He could have fun for two years with the veto, the phone and the wish that Karl Rove convinces Romney or Jeb Bush to run.

    1. I'm kind of having a hard time thinking of Hillary as a populist.

      Ah, well, bless her, anyway. :)

    2. Deuce ☂Thu Jan 22, 04:00:00 PM EST
      The next president will be a Democrat and a populist. Despite the chaff, support for Israel is waining especially whites under 30, Blacks and Hispanics. The Democrats could find someone that appeals to them and the union voters.

      the constant reports of the death of support for Israel is interesting when the total numbers just keep going up..


      but keep telling yourself your fiction..

  5. Deuce, the constant parade of hit pieces against Israel, Jews, Bibi, Zionism et al tell us where your love lies…

    Regardless of your predictions?

    America will stall HATE the terrorists jihadists.

    Nothing you can do, nothing you can say will change that.

    The good news? No matter what Israel does? The Palestinians will sink to new levels of savagery unthinkable to most westerners just a few scant years before. ANd then? These same savage behaviors that the palestinians spread across the globe will strike here.

    If Bibi lies? Then all politicians lie.

    If Bibi misleads? Then all politicians mislead.

    But the simple truth?

    Iran seeks to destroy America, Israel and the west.

    Bibi has advocated sanctions to avoid a war.

    But that SIMPLE message is too simple for you haters to hear.

    IF you want to AVOID a war, force Iran, with economic sanctions, to end it's illicit nuclear program, want a war? Appease Iran, allow it to arm up and spread it's islamist revolution across the globe and to fully fund it's proxies.

    1. Speaking as a partisan for the Lobby and an illicitly nuclear armed aggressor, your advise is suspect.

      Israel, their new best friends the Wacky Saudi Whabbits and great American Christian presidents like Reagan, the Bushes and Clinton have created more than their share of jihadists. Look at the photo, upper right of Ronaldo the Righteous. That doesn’t exactly look like a meeting of The Junior League to me. We need to quit arming, motivating and creating jihadists. Anyone with a brain, listening to a nuked up paranoid militarist like Netanyahu, would want a nuclear deterrent. Who would trust him? Look at the video. Listen to Netanyahu in his own words. Who would trust that asshole? Certainly not the presidents of France and the US.

    2. How do you like the dancing fool with a head hacking sword, who created more Jihadists than him, his, family and the desert turds? What the hell has Israel done for the US since they destroyed the USS Liberty in 1967? Nothing good.

  6. Iran is being helpful in the war against Daesh. Israel? A bit less than helpful.

    1. Iran, by helping syria, butcher 300,000 syrians and create 11 million sunni refugees created the Daesh.

      Small point to remember..

    2. Wrong, again, "O"rdure.
      Your Zionist agitprop is just so predictable.

      That is some funny shit

    3. Tell that to the dead syrians…

      to the homeless refugees..

  7. The Evil Israelis


    I'll take a violent, misogynistic, ethnic and religious cleansing, child raping, head-chopping follower of the ROP every day.

    1. Israel prefers Daesh (al-Qeada) in Syria, over the Alawites, Christians and their Kurdish allies

      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.
      “We understand that they are pretty bad guys,” Oren said in the interview.


    2. Jack, sorry to piss on your parade but your quotes do not exist.

    3. They did, if they have been scrubbed from the record, so what, Mr Oren still said it?

    4. Went and checked, the quotes are still there. The JPost has not succumbed to Zionist pressure to erase the truth

  8. At one point, Redd Foxx had insisted that they fire all the writers (all Jewish) and hire only African American writers for "Sandford and Son." Half way through the table read of the new writer's first script, Foxx stood up and walked out, yelling "Bring me my Jews!!!!"


    1. ... and then he had a heart attack, and died?

    2. According to Joshua Rich at Entertainment Weekly, "It was an end so ironic that for a brief moment cast mates figured Foxx — whose 70s TV character often faked heart attacks — was kidding when he grabbed a chair and fell to the floor."

      At 68, he probly beat the odds for a black man back in the day.

  9. (Reuters) - The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay has been relieved of his duties after an investigation uncovered evidence of an inappropriate relationship between him and a civilian woman whose husband was found dead earlier this month, a U.S. official said on Thursday.

    The U.S. Navy said Captain John Nettleton, commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay since June 29, 2012, was relieved on Jan. 21 because of a loss of confidence in his ability to command

  10. FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday removed Ebola district quarantine measures intended to curb the spread of the disease, declaring "victory is in sight" after a sharp drop in transmission.

  11. Reuters UK: Western coalition needs two years to expel ISIS from Iraq


    1. Estimates, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.

      Mr Rumsfeld said, in 2003, that the Iraq operation would be over in six months.
      The governments have learned to 'go long', rather than being caught short.

    2. The 'rat doctrine' doesn't seem to be working, Criminal, Dead Beat Dad, and Self Professed Professional Asshole.

    3. It is working just fine, when and where it is being implemented, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.

    4. US troops took a decade to fail, if the locals can win in two years, it'll be a great success.

    5. If they do not, the US will not have lost much treasure, less blood.
      I know that a "Draft Dodger" would not care about the costs to US, in blood.

      'Hanoi Jane' Fonda and Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, tearing down the US since the 60's.

    6. US troops didn't fail, they got brought home.

      And you, Dead Beat Dad, wanted to move The Rufus Date up to Memorial Day.

      'The rat Doctrine' don'cha know.


  12. DougThu Jan 22, 05:54:00 PM EST

    The Evil Israelis


    I'll take a violent, misogynistic, ethnic and religious cleansing, child raping, head-chopping follower of the ROP every day.


    I hope you've been keeping up your reading of this madhouse Doug.

    If not you've missed some golden turds.

    A while back, our corn cob philosopher Rufus was so het up he was wanting to head to Gaza and fight for Hamas !!

    Trish: "Poor Rufus, he's never been right on anything, but he is such a dear."

    1. And Deuce, who used to worship at the feet of Ayn Rand, is now a left wing democrat.

      On the other hand Quart is making noises about voting Republican so as to get rid of the death panels.

      This is a sure sign that Quart is beginning to feel his age.

  13. And, a Million people were going to die from Ebola.

    I know "One" that said it would be less than 20,000.

    Care to guess who that was?

    1. I did say that if I were a Palestinian, trapped in Gaza, I would almost definitely be a member of Hamas (if I wasn't already dead, that is.)

    2. Better to die on your feet than live on your knees ...

      Or get into the cattle car without putting up a fight.

    3. Finally, in "Shabtai Tzvi", Labor Zionism and the Holocaust, which was published also by Modiin, Barry Chamish writes (on pg. 232) that, about a year before he became Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon said that had Jabotinsky been head of the Jewish Agency instead of Ben-Gurion, millions of Jews would have been saved from the Holocaust.

      "Perfidy, The Transfer Agreement", and "The Scared And The Doomed" are accurate books (which were created by Jewish people, not anti-Semite bigots) that detail how Labor Zionism prevented the rescue of European Jewry.


    4. Who said a million people were going to die from Ebola?

      I heard someone say that less than 10,000 were going to die from Ebola.

      Also heard someone say that 10 million were going to die from Ebola.

      I heard these estimates at the Casino.

    5. See that you are still spending your welfare check at the casino, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson

    6. If I had a welfare check, Liar and War Criminal, I couldn't think of a better thing to do with it than donate to the Tribe.

      How's that new super hush hush off shore job going off the coast of Panama?

      And the Portfolio, how's that doing?

      What about the cattle ranching ?

      And the publishing business?

      With so many fish in the frying pan how is it possible for you, you lying sack of human shit, to spend so much time here?

      Momma has you trapped in the basement again?

    7. What in the world, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, are you talking about?

      The cattle were sold, the portfolio is managed by professionals, bankers, lawyers and folks like that.
      In the new novel, the story does take the reader back to Panama.
      In the first book we went to Bocas del Toro, in the new story we are going to be in Colon and Puerto Bello.

      This takes very little time.

    8. The only question, with regards the new novel, is its placement in the timeline.
      I have to set it between 1984 and the present, unless 'flashbacks' are utilized ...
      ... but I've never been a real big fan of flashbacks.

      Or two shorter books ... decisions, decisions ...

    9. Go back and take another look at Michener. He traversed thousands of years in many of his books, and never, if I remember correctly, used a flashback.

    10. I have a hard enough time channeling John D MacDonald and Tom Clancy ... now I need Michener, too?


    11. Life should be an adventure. :)

    12. Okay, okay, I'll make it easy; Michener would have created "two" protagonists - maybe, a man and his son, or an older and younger brother.

      How about Man, and daughter?

    13. Cats and Hats. :) :)

      Hmm, I think I have one beer left in the fridge. 'scusa.

    14. William Faulkner, in "The Sound and the Fury," covered a 30 yr. span by using several members of the same family, including the retarded Benji. Worth a look. :)

  14. Who couldn't support this proposal? -

    Telegraph U.S. academics offer to take the lashings ordered for Saudi blogger

    1. Guess that leaves you out, again, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson

      BobSun Jun 22, 01:42:00 PM EDT

      When did I ever say I was a scholar??

      I don't recall saying that.

      I have a college degree in English Lit. from U of Washington.

      To avoid being drafted in part. ...

  15. allenThu Nov 13, 09:36:00 AM EST

    You are a moron.
    allenThu Nov 13, 09:37:00 AM EST

    ... nothing personal, mind you ...
    Jack HawkinsThu Nov 13, 09:45:00 AM EST

    But, unlike you, allen, I am no liar.

    I do not fabricate quotes.
    Bob OreilleThu Nov 13, 11:07:00 AM EST

    The rat admits he is a moron !

    :) hehe

    1. You have such a weak case, that you have to rely on what the Zionists say, rather than use quotes of mine.
      Just goes to show your limitations.

      "If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts.
      If you have the law on your side, pound the law.
      If you have neither on your side, pound the table."

      Pound some more sand, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.

    2. allenThu Nov 13, 09:36:00 AM EST

      You are a moron.
      allenThu Nov 13, 09:37:00 AM EST

      ... nothing personal, mind you ...
      Jack HawkinsThu Nov 13, 09:45:00 AM EST

      But, unlike you, allen, I am no liar.

      I do not fabricate quotes.
      Bob OreilleThu Nov 13, 11:07:00 AM EST

      The rat admits he is a moron !

      :) hehe

    3. Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson where is the admission?
      There is none.

      All there is, no denial of the libel. It was not worthy of rebuttal.

      As for you, we have your own words of admission, not a 'confession' by omission.
      BobSun Feb 23, 10:56:00 PM EST
      "The argument that they are not native is amazing in light of the fact that neither are Europeans native."


      Shoot the Arizonans as well, give the meat to the poor.


      Wanting to shoot, butcher and cannibalize the men and women of the 162 Fighter Wing of the Arizona Air National Guard, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  16. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for women, has died, according to Saudi state TV.

  17. He DIED?

    Why the hell did he do that, the dumb shit?

    With all that money, too.

    What a fool.

  18. My wife is mortified herself.

    Her Hero Quarterback has been found to have deflated balls.

    1. At least he has a pair, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, which is more than can be said of you.

    2. Meanwhile, my Hero Quarterback, Russel Wilson, has had his balls tested.

      Tested out at a Heroic 15 pounds per square inch !

      Maria tested out Quart's balls once. She told me the result - 7 1/2 pounds per square inch, 15 pounds total.

    3. Professional football, the opiate of the dumb ass class.

    4. Dead Beat Dad, Criminal, Liar, Self admitted moron Self admitted asshole, internet stalker and coward d. rat, you have no balls at all.

      Your 'wife' done run away with them to Central America, and you've been livin' in Momma's basement ever since.

      Got to go in to Wal-Mart......

      Cheers !

    5. Concerning Quart, it should be understood his balls tested out pretty damned good for his age.

    6. Why Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, why is it you are so concerned with the balls of your betters?
      Having lost yours at the U of Washington, are you jealous?

  19. A crude oil pipeline burst in Eastern Montana on Saturday, sending 50,000 gallons of oil onto the banks of the Yellowstone River. Today, residents in the small city of Glendive are being told: don't drink the water http://ejus.tc/1woi03R.

    Elevated levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene have contaminated drinking water supplies, which are said to now smell like diesel. This is the second major spill in the river in the last 4 years, but the river's frozen tributaries are making this year's mess difficult to clean up.

    1. Nah, they'll build it eventually, although it probably won't run across the mouth of the Ogallala Aquifer.

      Obama might try to include it in a larger infrastructure package.

  20. Didn't someone, here, say that "Two" Divisions of Iraqis, operating under our Air Cover, could take Mosul? :)



    Didn't they? :)

    General Lloyd Austin, Head of Centcom, TWO Divisions will be chosen for the Mosul fight.

    Training will take 4 to 6 weeks. (right on Your timeline, Rat.) :)

    Before Apr. 1 seems reasonable - better order a Whole Lot more virgins fellas

    1. Actually, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see this balloon go up in the next couple of weeks.

      No one has said that the "training" hasn't already started. :)

  21. Rufus IIThu Jan 22, 06:48:00 PM EST
    I did say that if I were a Palestinian, trapped in Gaza, I would almost definitely be a member of Hamas (if I wasn't already dead, that is.)

    And yet you are an Indian, trapped in America, who people were genocided by the white man and you do nothing..


    so you are a coward.

    1. No, "O"rdure, Rufus is an American, a citizen of the United States, he does not reside in India.
      Doubt that he ever even visited there.

    2. No, I'm an American, who happens to possess a small amount of Cherokee blood, that has been bestowed with the Freedom, and advantages of all American Citizens.

      My surname is Danish in origin, and my mother's was Dutch, although her mother's was English.

      You guys and your desire to pigeonhole everyone in some neat, hierarchical structure. It's laughable to an American.

    3. Is there an echo in here? :) :)

    4. A place where a majority of the population eat the cats, and worship the snakes? Nope, it's not high on my bucket list. :)

    5. Well, that was probably a bit hyperbolic. I doubt that a "majority" of the population eats cats (although, I've been told that they are in pretty short supply over there.) :)

    6. But, a place that worships Cobras?

      Count me out. :)

  22. Relations between Barack Obama and Binyamin Netanyahu neared a new low on Thursday as the White House revealed the president would not meet the Israeli prime minister when he visits Republican leaders of Congress in March.

    Obama administration officials insisted the reason for the apparent diplomatic snub was “long-standing practice and principle” that US presidents should not meet foreign leaders during re-election campaigns.

    “Accordingly, the president will not be meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu because of the proximity to the Israeli election, which is just two weeks after his planned address to the US Congress,” national security council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.

    But the White House decision arrived as strains with the Israeli government burst into the open following an invitation from Republican House speaker John Boehner, who asked Netanyahu to discuss their shared concerns over Obama’s nuclear talks with Iran before a combined session of Congress.

    “If that’s the purpose of prime minister Netanyahu’s visit two weeks before his own election, right in the midst of our negotiations, I just don’t think it’s appropriate and helpful,” said Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House minority leader.

  23. The Republicans should get the Jewish vote up to at least 39% with that move. Brainless morons.

    1. Obama's poll numbers are on the rise,

      and now the republicans are going to bring in a foreigner to beard him? That's probably a pretty stupid idea. but, then again, they are republicans. :)

  24. Rufus IIFri Jan 23, 12:55:00 AM EST

    A place where a majority of the population eat the cats, and worship the snakes? Nope, it's not high on my bucket list. :)
    Rufus IIFri Jan 23, 12:59:00 AM EST

    Well, that was probably a bit hyperbolic. I doubt that a "majority" of the population eats cats (although, I've been told that they are in pretty short supply over there.) :)
    Rufus IIFri Jan 23, 01:02:00 AM EST

    But, a place that worships Cobras?

    Count me out. :)


    Jesus, what a truly ignorant fucker Rufus is, regardless of his ancestry.

    He may even be, it seems to me, occasionally, dumber than d. rat.

    1. The majority doesn't even meat, like my Niece.

      She loves cats.

      You dumb fuck savages in Mississippi often eat alligator mississipiensis, a reptile.

      Even think of it as a 'delicacy'.

      Oddly enough, alligators don't eat humans, showing they are a superior species to dumb fuck savages in Mississippi.

      As for 'worshiping' snakes........ah well, Jesus, I give up.

      Rufus is an unteachable MORON.

  25. google "Nag Panchami"

    The Hindu Festival to worship snakes.

    1. You are an IDIOT.

      A snake is a symbol.

      Christians, for instance, don't 'worship' the cross, they worship what it symbolizes.

      I bet you've eaten gator brains, and it's gone to your 'head'.

      You dumb shit.

    2. 1.Shesha (Adisesha, Sheshnaga, or the 1,000 headed snake) upholds the world on his many heads and is said to be used by Lord Vishnu to rest. Shesha also sheltered Lord Krishna from a thunderstorm during his birth.
      2.Vasuki allowed himself to be coiled around Mount Mandara by the Devas and Asuras to churn the milky ocean creating the ambrosia of immortality.
      3.Kaliya poisoned the Yamuna / Jamuna river where he lived. Krishna (Balakrishna / infant Krishna) subdued Kaliya by dancing on him and compelled him to leave the river.
      4.Manasa is the queen of the snakes. She is also referred to as Manasha or "Ma Manasha". "Ma" being the universal mother.
      5.Ananta Shesha is the endless snake who circles the world.
      6.Padmanabha (or Padmaka) is the guardian snake of the south.
      7.Astika is half Brahmin and half naga.

      Lord Shiva also wears a snake around his neck

      Nag panchami is an important Hindu festival associated with snake worship which takes place of the fifth day of Shravana. Snake idols are offered gifts of milk and incense to help the worshipper to gain knowledge, wealth, and fame.

      Different districts of Bengal celebrated the serpent in various ways. In the Bengal districts of East Mymensing, West Syhlet, and North Tippera, serpent-worship rituals were very similar, however (Bhattacharyya 1965, p. 5). On the very last day of the Bengali month Sravana (July–August), all of these districts celebrated serpent-worship each year (Bhattacharyya 1965, p. 5). Regardless of their class and station, every family during this time created a clay model of the serpent-deity – usually the serpent-goddess with two snakes spreading their hoods on her shoulders. The people worshipped . . .

      Wiki Snake Worship - India

    3. What, O Corn Cob Philosopher, is the meaning of a snake sloughing its skin?

      Fuck it, I'm going back to bed.

  26. >>>Hinduism has with deep insight seem that Fear is an essential mark of the animal and of man in so far as he is an animal. The Sakta unites himself with the joyous and liberating Mother, saying "She I Am". As he realizes this he is the fearless Hero. For he who sees Duality, he alone fears. For he who sees Duality, he alone fears. To see Duality means not merely to see otherness, but to see that other as alien not-self. The fearless win all worldly enterprises, and fearlessness is also the mark of the Illuminate Knower.Such an one is also in his degree independent of all outward power, or Master of Death. In the apt words of a French author (L' Ame Paienne, 83) he no more fears than do the leaves of the trees, yellowing to their fall in the mists of autumn. An imperishable instinct tells him that if he, like the leaves, is about to fall he is also the tree on which they will come out again, as also the Earth in which both grow, and yet again he is also, in his Body of Bliss, the Essence which as the Mother Power sustains them all. As that Essence is imperishable so in its deepest sense is its form as Nature. For whatever exists cannot altogether cease to be. Either man's consciousness expands into that Lordliness which sees all as itself, or he and all lower beings are withdraawn into the Womb of Power, in which they are conserved to reappear in that Sphurana, or Blossoming which is the Springtide of some new World.<<<

    Shakti and Shakta, 433-434

    This is 'snake worship' according to our Corn Cob Philosopher



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