“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

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dick Cheney, mass murderer and war criminal should be in prison for the rest of his miserable life - Instead , he will be giving a speech to the Republican faithful.

Dick Cheney’s staggering Iran hypocrisy: Why we need to ignore his sinister war games at all costs 

The former vice president is saying whatever he can to torpedo negotiations with Iran. Here's what he's not saying 

Dick Cheney's staggering Iran hypocrisy: Why we need to ignore his sinister war games at all costs(Credit: Reuters/William Philpott)

The photo accompanying a Washington Post article published yesterday, which reported on a letter signed by nearly 200 Generals and Admirals opposing the Iran deal, showed Lt. General William “Jerry” Boykin. This matters because Boykin took part in Operation Eagle Claw, the failed 1980 attempt to rescue the Americans taken hostage in the embassy in Iran. More recently, Boykin played key roles running the Bush Administration’s covert operations, ultimately serving as one of DOD’s top intelligence officials. He’s best known for a 2003 speech he gave in uniform, pitching the War on Terror as a crusade against Satan. “We’re a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christians. … And the enemy is a guy named Satan.” Boykin’s inclusion on the letter associates the opposition to the Iran deal with his Islamophobia, though the vast majority of those who signed the letter have no such stain on their record.
Two other signatories — John Poindexter and Richard Secord — offer perhaps a more troubling indicator of how familiar the propaganda campaign against a nuclear deal with Iran is. Both men were key players in — and then National Security Advisor Poindexter was tried for — the Iran-Contra scandal. Thus, these two men, who claim that an agreement to forestall nuclear weapons would “enable Iran to become far more dangerous [and] render the Mideast still more unstable,” were key players in doing just that, back when they armed Iran in the 1980s.
Again, most signers of the letters aren’t notorious for their extra-legal efforts to sow chaos in the Middle East for fun and — in Secord’s case — profit, but the involvement of Poindexter and Secord taint the effort nonetheless.
Above and beyond the involvement of these unscrupulous figures, there is one attempt to defeat the Iran deal that actually does discredit all others: former Vice President Dick Cheney’s plan to give a speech at American Enterprise Institute on September 8, one week before Congress will vote on the deal.
Before joining the Bush Administration, Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney opposed sanctions against Iran because American businesses would be “cut out of the action” (Halliburton is still one of the biggest likely beneficiaries of the easing of Iran sanctions).
Cheney spent much of the Obama Administration thwarting negotiations with Iran at a much earlier stage in its nuclear program. Had those negotiations happened then, they might have mitigated the concerns he and others now express about the nuclear deal. Indeed, as Poindexter had years earlier, Cheney’s office reportedly worked back channels to undercut the Iranian regime just as negotiations began.
Cheney’s real contribution to the Iran situation he claims to despise, however, was in championing a war against Iraq to undercut Weapons of Mass Destruction — including a nuclear program — that didn’t exist. The war created a vacuum of power in the region and a Shia-led government in Iraq, both of which Iran managed to exploit to increase its regional posture. While railing against Iran, Dick Cheney made it stronger. At the same time, the Bush (and Obama) Administration’s successful regime change in Iraq and Libya, but not in North Korea, showed the value of a nuclear program as a deterrent against US-led regime change.
Dick Cheney played a big role in raising the stakes of a deal with Iran, while also making it much harder to achieve.
Which brings me to the really nutty thing about Cheney giving a big speech — on September 8 — to oppose the Iran deal: Cheney, and the deal opponents in general, are working on precisely the same propaganda schedule they did to pitch the Iraq war.
George Bush’s first Chief of Staff, Andy Card, once famously explained the logic behind the fall 2002 campaign to launch a war in Iraq. ”From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.”
Admittedly, the timing here, in which commentators release a constant flow of fear-mongering throughout the summer, only to accelerate as Congress returns to DC in September, was dictated by the timing of the deal itself and previous delays that gave Congress 60 days to review the deal, as well as Congress’ own schedule.
But September 8. Cheney chose to give his harangue on September 8.
That’s the 13th anniversary of the day when he and Condoleezza Rice took to the Sunday shows and kicked off the campaign for the Iraq War in earnest. To justify it, they pointed to a newly published New York Times story that repeated “Bush Administration officials'” claims that Saddam Hussein had sought aluminum tubes destined for a nuclear weapons program. The story even quoted an unnamed senior administration official calling for urgency.
‘The question is not, why now?” the Times quoted someone who by description could be Cheney or Rice, among others. ”The question is why waiting is better. The closer Saddam Hussein gets to a nuclear weapon, the harder he will be to deal with,” the anonymous top Bush official said, kicking off a campaign that would lead to a catastrophic war that has only increased instability in the Middle East, leading to the rise of ISIS and other problems the U.S. still struggles to deal with.
Cheney echoed that line on Meet the Press: “We’re at the point where we think time is not on our side.” Rice went further, explaining away any uncertainty about the intelligence that would in the following decade prove to be utterly wrong, “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”
Cheney plans to make a case against the Iran deal — and what many believe would leave few options besides war — on the anniversary of the most discredited example of propaganda of recent history.
Cheney may not be calling for war and regime change this time — at least not explicitly (though that may well remain his favored option). But when he claims the deal will “put us closer to actual use of nuclear weapons than we’ve been at any time since Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II,” as he already has, people should remember that Cheney made the same claims 13 years ago, to the day.
Dick Cheney, the Vice President who cries about nukes the way a little boy once cried wolf, plans to do so again on the anniversary of some of his most discredited claims.


  1. Replies
    1. No kidding.

      Here's the Iran "Deal" in a nutshell -

      August 30, 2015
      Verification: Obama's dubious Iran ace in the hole
      By Leo Rennert

      As he gathered top Jewish leaders to the diplomatic reception room of the White House, President Obama pulled out all the stops to sell his Iran nuclear deal.

      The United States, he assured his audience, won't rely on trust in Iran in selling this deal to Congress and to the American public at large. Instead, Obama insisted, verification will prevent any cheating by the ayatollahs.

      Or, in his words: "We don't trust Iran. This deal doesn't rely on trust; it relies on verification and our capacity to catch them when they cheat and to respond vigorously when they do."

      Comforting words? Yes. Trustworthy words? No.

      What the president and Jewish leaders failed to bring up is that verification already has bitten the dust because of a series of concessions during negotiations among world powers led by the U.S. and Iranian leaders.

      Here's how Iran managed to gut verification in shaping the nuclear deal.

      Iranian negotiators successfully vetoed reliance on use of U.S. inspectors. Check.

      Iranian negotiators successfully vetoed snap inspections. They insisted instead on a 21-day wait between a request to check out suspect sites and actual inspectors allowed on the scene. Check.

      Iranian negotiators vetoed inspections of any kind by anyone at Iranian military installations. No foreigners will be allowed a peek. Military sites are off-base to inspectors. Period. This insistence was proclaimed loud and clear by the top of Iran's leadership – from the supreme leader on down. Check.

      This latter concession – to prevent intrusion by inspectors of any kind – delivered the coup de grâce to meaningful verification. Iranian behavior already has made it clear that in any choice between military and non-military sites, Tehran will rely on military sites to maintain total secrecy of any and all of its nuclear machinations. To keep inspection out of the way, all Iran will need to do is to append a "military" label on any suspect site.

      Which leaves Obama's reliance on verification in tatters.

      Leo Rennert is a former White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief of McClatchy Newspapers.

      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/08/verification_obamas_dubious_iran_ace_in_the_hole.html#ixzz3kIFhTfqL
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    2. Cheney does have the kind of Darth Vader type look that only Hollywood could love, though.

      He is, actually, a pretty good fly fisherman. I've watched him.

    3. The article above fails to note that Iran provides its own soil samples.



    4. Was a wonderful moon tonight. Magnificent in the smokey sky here.

      Closest approach to earth in a long time is next month's Harvest Moon.

      Watch for it.

    5. Meanwhile, up north, Ash-land-ward, the Canucks are getting ever deeper into societal suicide -

      August 30, 2015
      Toronto taxpayers fund Muslim-only apartments
      By Dan Calic

      In this age when "political correctness" is on steroids, one major city seems to be redefining how to interpret it.

      The city of Toronto is allowing Muslims to have their own large apartment complex. Not only is it exclusive to Muslims, but it is done with the blessing of taxpayer money.

      Indeed, in January 2015, the City of Toronto provided a $1.7-million grant to a 16-story apartment complex run by Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace, which is Islamic. Under the terms of the 5-year agreement with the city, approximately 100 apartments have been designated for "geared to income" occupants. In plain English, this means they are for low-income or handicapped tenants. However, the same agreement stipulates that renters must be "members of the Muslim Jama'at."

      Non-Muslims need not apply.

      Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/08/toronto_taxpayers_fund_muslimonly_apartments.html#ixzz3kIOnMTIg
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      Back to bed.

      Wonderful moon still shining away up there...........blessedly oblivious to the insanity on earth below.....


    AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt of the world’s failure to resolve the Syrian war.

    Those reaching Europe represent a small percentage of the 4 million Syrians who have fled into Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq, making Syria the biggest single source of refugees in the world and the worst humanitarian emergency in more than four decades.

    As the fighting grinds into a fifth year, the realization is dawning on aid agencies, the countries hosting the refugees and the Syrians themselves that most won’t be going home anytime soon, presenting the international community with a long-term crisis that it is ill-equipped to address and that could prove deeply destabilizing, for the region and the wider world.

    The failure is first and foremost one of diplomacy, said António Guterres, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. The conflict has left at least 250,000 people dead in the strategic heart of the Middle East and displaced more than 11 million overall, yet there is still no peace process, no discernible solution and no end in sight.

    Now, the humanitarian effort is failing, too, ground down by dwindling interest, falling donations and spiraling needs. The United Nations has received less than half the amount it said was needed to care for the refugees over the past four years. Aid is being cut and programs are being suspended at the very moment when those who left Syria in haste, expecting they soon would go home, are running out of savings and wearing out the welcome they initially received.

    “It is a tragedy without parallel in the recent past,” Guterres said in an interview, warning that millions could eventually end up without the help they need to stay alive.


    It is a crisis whose true cost has yet to be realized.

    Helpless, destitute refugees are strewn around the cities, towns and farms of the Middle East, a highly visible reminder of the world’s neglect. They throng the streets of Beirut, Istanbul, Amman and towns and villages in between, selling Kleenex or roses or simply begging for change.

    Mothers clutching children sleep on traffic circles, under bridges, in parks and in the doorways of shops.

    Families camp out on farmland in shacks made of plastic sheeting, planks of wood and salvaged billboards advertising restaurants, movies, apartments and other trappings of lives they may never lead again.

    “This is not a life,” said Jalimah Mahmoud, 53, who lives on handouts with her 7-year-old granddaughter in Al-Minya, a settlement of crudely constructed tents alongside the coastal highway in northern Lebanon. “We are only alive because we are not dead.”

    Inevitably, those who can are leaving. Families pool their savings and borrow from friends to pay smugglers who pile them onto boats crossing the Mediterranean to Europe and the chance of a better life.



    1. The fakistinians were not the 1st refugees either in the world, during that period of time or in numbers....

      MORE Jews were expelled than the arabs calling themselves "palestinians" by the arab nations in 1948....

      Let's be real.

      Palestinians aka the people that can't say their own name (who need to buy a P) had many opportunities to settle and create a state but choose to not too.

      From 1948 - 1967 they had all of the west bank, jerusalem and gaza and yet? did not create a state no settle ONE refugee...

      In fact many have reported the "refugee" crisis was in fact an on purpose way to continue the fight.

      This is why no other people in the world call descendants "refugees"

      Think about that...

      This is why no other people in the world call descendants "refugees"

      This is why no other people in the world call descendants "refugees"

      WHY should the palestinians be allowed to continue this political sham???????

    2. .

      From 1948 - 1967 they had all of the west bank, jerusalem and gaza and yet? did not create a state no settle ONE refugee...

      Citation: From the WiO Alternate History of the World and the Universe 3rd edition. 2007.


  5. CHENEY - BUSH - BLAIR and their war against Iraq resulted in the murder of maybe 1 million Iraqis. 4 million refugees.

    1. CHUMP change..

      Iran has help created over 11 million refugees in syria alone!

      as for the dead?

      well at last count you were screaming about the Israeli genocide of 1000 gazans in the last war that hamas started and lost...

      I guess you are the boy who cried wolf.

    2. Ahhh the classic Israeli-firster Zionist response:

      One million Iraqis: CHUMP change.

      2500 Palestinians in Gaza: Collateral damage.

      Three Israel teens: Netanyahu quotes Bialik’s post-pogrom poem: ‘Such vengeance for blood of babe and maiden hath yet to be wrought by Satan’

  6. Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE currently take ZERO refugees.

    1. Actually according to you?

      Almost the entire population of Israel are refugees.

      Shove that up your ass...

    2. .

      You are the only here who calls them refugees.

      Everyone else here calls them an occupied population.


    3. Thanks Quirk, you prove my point.

      Unless you have not noticed., Israel is a UN member and a nation.

      Shove that up your ass

    4. .

      You and I both know that the occupied territories are now a de facto part of Israel and that Israel has no plans for giving them up.


    5. You and I both know that there are 5% of west bank and Jerusalem that Israel will never give up, as agreed by BOTH the palestinians and the Israelis in the oslo accords.

      But the VAST majority of the west bank and all of gaza are in the hands of the fakisinians for good.

  7. The "elites" like war. It keeps the working stiffs from thinking too much about wages, and working/living conditions.

  8. deuce says: Dick Cheney, mass murderer and war criminal should be in prison for the rest of his miserable life

    Interesting, Deuce reserves these worlds for Dick Cheney and has NEVER spoken about Putin, Assad, The Mullah's of Iran, Pol Pot, The President of Sudan or ever Hitler with such venom...

    Interesting standard.

    1. the middle east is 899/900th arab controlled and occupied.

      Israel is 1/900th.

      Why should Israel take in any refugees that the arab world self creates?

      After all the arab world created over 800,000 Jewish refugees and Israel took them in and look how deuce and the world views them now?

      No, Iran and the arab world have to solve the issue....

      arabs are fleeing the arab world for europe and america, australia and all other parts asap..

      Should not the arab world solve it's own crisis?

    2. .

      I have no problem with that. I have said we should not be involved in supporting any country in the ME. They are all batchit crazy.


    3. Putin never killed a million or so destructively destroyed countries on the scale of that done by the Neocons in the ME.

      Assad, Hussein and Ghadaffi, strongmen all controlled countries that were stable until wrecked by the Neocons, all predicted by General Clark. The carnage is on the Neocons, Bush, Cheney, Blair and in Libya, Obama.

      Israeli did nothing, zip, nada to help stop the Cambodian holocaust, because it was not about them. They weren’t Jews.

      Who destabilized the Sudan?

      Hitler is dead. Cheney lives in luxury on the US taxpayers dollar protected by the state.

    4. But Deuce you ignore your buddies the Iranians...

      They are ones with Hezbollah and the Syrians that have butchered hundreds of thousands..

      you can BLAME Cheney till the cows come home... The persians and the arabs have been fighting for centuries.

  9. .

    Of course, you are right Deuce. Unfortunately, two of my three reps in Congress will be voting against the deal. My Congressman is a freshman congressman who just got back from an AIPAC sponsored trip to Israel and he seems to know on which side his bread is buttered. One of my senators is on Bibi's top 10 list of supporters and has received hundreds of thousands in campaign money from the Lobby, more money than John Boehner received. If you go the front page of the JP you will see an add with his smarmy face on it arguing against the deal.

    My second senator was a surprise. She is a bit of a hawk but Rufus mentioned the other day that she would be voting for the agreement.

    I've written to let all three know what I think of their votes. Hopefully, a couple of the e-mails won;t get me thrown in jail.


  10. .

    I have to agree with Carly Fiorina,


    Why in the world would CNN choose poll numbers from July rather than the average of those a few weeks prior to their debate?


    1. .

      More manipulation,

      Awkward Moment Between Martin O'Malley And DNC Chair After He Calls Her Out For "Rigged" Primary

      "This is totally unprecedented in the history of our party," O'Malley said. "This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before. Whose decree is it exactly? Where did it come from? To what end? For what purpose?"

      He never mentioned her by name, but everyone in the room was surely staring at DWS, the next scheduled speaker, seated just feet away.

      "What national or party interest does this decree serve? How does this help us tell the story of the last eight years of Democratic progress?"

      "We are the Democratic Party, not the Undemocratic Party," he said. "If we are to debate debates, the topic should be how many, not how few."

      If one were cynical, he might suspect that the debate process in play for the Dems is set up to protect Hill, making sure she isn't bombarded by embarrassing questions from her own party and assuring that the opportunity to ask those questions is restricted.


    2. .

      Debbie Wasserman Schultz, what a piece of work.

      Wasserman Schultz was later asked about the exchange by CNN.

      "I just said thank you," she said. "I have more class than that. I shook his hand and went to the podium."

      No, Debbie, you don't have more class.


  11. Hillary Clinton called, Yesterday, for More debates.

    1. .

      I would only say, what Hill says is irrelevant when it comes to what DWS and the DNC are thinking while constructing the debate schedule.

      That is not to say it might not make a difference now since she is the front runner. We will see. If the DNC expands the schedule of debates, I would obviously be wrong.


    2. .

      As for Hill, she is obviously getting her Donald Trump on implying her GOP rivals are terrorists and Nazis.


    3. .

      Although, I don't recall The Donald going beyond the occasional 'perv' and 'bimbo' comment.


  12. Headline, yesterday:

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz kills DNC Resolution of support for Iran Deal.

  13. Let’s see my party, my country or Israel?

    1. The only question is which comes in second, or third. 1st is a given.

    2. You gave up your country for your new adopted people....

      you are now an official Anti-American Pro-Mullahist.

  14. The Hyphen is a bitch to the hyphenated.

    Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

    Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is Jewish, has not yet publicly said what she thinks of the nuclear deal and how she intends to vote when Congress considers it in September.

  15. Recalling the Iranian bomb that cut through his armored vehicle in Iraq in 2005, “my scars are the direct result of Iran,” says Sgt. Robert Bartlett.

    His face was ripped from the temple to the jaw and his gunner’s legs were blown off. He had more than 40 procedures done and he died three times, only to live to speak today.

    Bartlett is featured in a powerful, viral ad against the Iran deal sponsored by Vets Against the Deal. Sgt. Bartlett is appearing on many networks about the Iranian deal now. He will be speaking at the September 9 rally at which Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz and many others will speak.

    In this 15 minute exclusive video interview, Bartlett says, “People want to kill us just because we are Americans. I’m the proof of that reality. The lie that we are safe, or don’t need protection from Iran, is a lie.”

    You have to have sympathy for Bartlett but he stepped into the political arena and war wounds aside, he is wrong. He didn’t get wounded driving a taxicab in Texas or driving a truck in Pittsburg. There is no draft. He went into combat attacking a foreign country that did not attack us. He was an invader and part of an occupation force armed with the most lethal conventional weapons that were used to attack civilian cities. Had he minded his own business, he would not be in the position he is today. The people that put him in that position do not live in the country he was invading or their neighbors. The people that wrecked his life live are living the good life on pleasant ranches in Texas and Colorado, wanting more death and destruction for people in the ME and those in the US military that will be there voluntarily for the action.

  16. If you step into a boxing ring and get your jaw broken, who is at fault? Everlast for making the glove that hit you?

    1. You have to have sympathy for Bartlett but he stepped into the political arena and war wounds aside, he is wrong. He didn’t get wounded driving a taxicab in Texas or driving a truck in Pittsburg. There is no draft. He went into combat attacking a foreign country that did not attack us. He was an invader and part of an occupation force armed with the most lethal conventional weapons that were used to attack civilian cities. Had he minded his own business, he would not be in the position he is today. The people that put him in that position do not live in the country he was invading or their neighbors. The people that wrecked his life live are living the good life on pleasant ranches in Texas and Colorado, wanting more death and destruction for people in the ME and those in the US military that will be there voluntarily for the action.

      So Deuce it seems that you have selective outrage...

      When Iran, using Hezbollah, blew up the Marine Barracks, did you fell the same way?

    2. You seem to have a problem comprehending the situation on invading other countries. The “marine barracks” were not in Camp Lejeune. They were in Lebanon.

      The marines were there because Israeli troops had invaded and occupied parts of Lebanon and some Lebanese sects took offense. These things happen to invading forces. Most countries that get themselves into shit are forced to get themselves out. Israel excluded. Niceties are lost on people who are invaded especially when fellow countrymen are killed and property destroyed by foreign troops and stir in religion... You get my drift?

      In Lebanon, the usual strategic liability, Israel was having a proxy war with Syria. The Reagan administration feared a growing conflict between Lebanese factions backed by Syria and Israel, along with clashes between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. He thought the Israelis would instigate another Arab-Israeli war.

      US policymakers differed over how to prevent such a conflict, especially over committing US troops, but following Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon, the advocates of military intervention won. US Marines lost.

      By 1984, terrorist attacks, a lack of diplomatic progress, and congressional opposition led President Ronald Reagan to withdraw U.S. forces from Lebanon.

      As usual, the US got involved cleaning up Israel’s shit and on and on it has happened and Israel and the GOP Likuds Force are just wishing and hoping for another round.

    3. Israel is a disaster. It has cost the US trillions and killed millions of people that didn’t deserve to die for some religious cult’s infantile myths that god is on their side and stirring up the religious crazies on the other side.

    4. Deuce your rewriting of history is interesting if not fanciful...

    5. Deuce ☂Sun Aug 30, 11:33:00 AM EDT
      You seem to have a problem comprehending the situation on invading other countries. The “marine barracks” were not in Camp Lejeune. They were in Lebanon.

      The marines were there because Israeli troops had invaded and occupied parts of Lebanon and some Lebanese sects took offense. These things happen to invading forces. Most countries that get themselves into shit are forced to get themselves out. Israel excluded. Niceties are lost on people who are invaded especially when fellow countrymen are killed and property destroyed by foreign troops and stir in religion... You get my drift?

      Interesting how you can't say IRAN

  17. Well if you didn't like the wars of the last 20 years, you aint seen anything yet.

    America's appeasement of Iran, it's unfreezing of 150 billion, plus the lifting of sanctions will start a nuclear arms race.

    Not to mention a cash infusion in the investment of terror...

    Hezbollah, Hamas and others are all getting out their wheel barrows for cash on the promise to murder as many jews as possible.

    The world is lining up to sell Iran the supplies needed to help...

    Dont be surprised when explosions are heard across the arab world when those Iranian investments are paid in full..

  18. Ah, that didn't take long..


    Hundreds of casualties in air raids on Syrian market
    At least 110 people dead and 300 injured in a string of regime air raids on Douma near Damascus, activists say.

    At least 300 people were injured, with the death toll, most of them civilians, likely to rise as many of the wounded were in a serious condition, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.

    The attack on the market is the second in a week. On Wednesday, air strikes on the area left at least 27 people killed, Abdullah said.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr, who is reporting from Beirut, said the death toll was so high as after the first strike, people had gathered to help evacuate the wounded, when more raids hit.

    Rami Abdelrahman of the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said his information suggested that most of the dead were civilians.

    A video posted online by activists of the aftermath of the attacks showed an intersection strewn with rubble and twisted metal.

    The fronts of several buildings nearby appeared to have been sheared off by the force of the blasts, and several vehicles were overturned and crumpled amid the rubble.

    Are you happy deuce?

  19. Iowa Poll: Trump blazes to lead; Carson quietly rises

    Jennifer Jacobs,

    (Photo: Register photo)

    Donald Trump has built up tremendous support in Iowa — he's very wealthy, he loves the Bible and he'd be just terrific as president of the United States. And he's very handsome.

    That's according to interviews with some likely GOP caucus goers in Iowa.

    A new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll finds that Trump, the flamboyant real estate entrepreneur, has 23 percent support here. But Ben Carson, a soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon, has been a submarine, quietly cruising into second with 18 percent, just 5 percentage points from the front-runner.

    Carson has the highest favorability rating of the 17 Republican candidates, with 79 percent who view him positively. Only 8 percent have negative feelings about him.

    All the other candidates are grinding away in the single digits, in this order: Ted Cruz and Scott Walker (both 8 percent), Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio (both 6 percent), Carly Fiorina (5 percent), and Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul (both 4 percent).


    A Trump/Carson or a Carson/Trump ticket would be wonderful for US of A, be a winner, and might happen.


    Dr. Carson is quoted at saying he had always believed the reports that he was the first person in the world to remove half a brain and have the patient survive.......then he happened to visit Washington, D.C. and found that most of Congress had been operated on in such a manner long before his surgery....

    1. Dr. Carson's first half brain removal patient is known only as "Patient Q".

    2. The "I" having been dropped.

      It's tough out there with only half a brain.

  20. Deuce has an issue. He can't seem to blame Iran or the Palestinians for anything.

    1. Everything is Israel's fault...



    2. Sorry to have noticed but the claims made by me are not opinions, they are facts. Feel free to continue your ancient and new mythologies.

    3. Iowa Poll Suggests Dangers for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s Strengths

      In Iowa, when J. Ann Selzer talks, people listen.

      Many surprising findings in a new survey by Ms. Selzer, Iowa’s most respected pollster, are sure to be topics of elated or anxious conversations on campaign conference calls on Monday morning.

      Among the findings, released Saturday night: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s lead over Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has shrunk to just 7 percentage points; Donald J. Trump’s favorability with Republicans has sharply increased, suggesting he has room to increase his lead; and Democrats are largely untroubled about Mrs. Clinton’s email controversy – suggesting her vulnerabilities are deeper.

      With both parties’ nominating races entering a more serious phase after Labor Day, there is room for candidates to move up or down, but the late-summer snapshot in the poll, conducted for The Des Moines Register and Bloomberg Politics, will concentrate the minds of many of the candidates.

      Mrs. Clinton’s support among likely Democratic caucus-goers dropped 20 percentage points from Ms. Selzer’s previous Iowa Poll in May; Mr. Sanders’s support grew 25 points since January.

      Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has not said if he will run, polled at 14 percent. If he doesn’t run, his supporters would split equally between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders.

      Three other Democrats in the race, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, who are at 3 percent or less, would have to forfeit their supporters if the caucuses were held now. Democratic rules require candidates to reach a viability level of around 15 percent for their votes to be counted.

      Mr. Trump, who was the choice of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers, was viewed favorably by 61 percent, a startling rise of 34 percentage points since May.

      In another eye-opening finding, business-oriented establishment Republicans preferred Mr. Trump to Jeb Bush 30 percent to 16 percent.


  21. Metro


    ‘Hillary for Prison’ signs keep getting stolen in the Hamptons

    By Kathianne Boniello and Doug Kuntz

    August 30, 2015 | 6:00am
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    Andy Sabin has resorted to protecting his "Hillary for Prison" signs with an electric fence. Photo: Doug Kuntz
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    This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence.

    Andy Sabin’s first “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure.

    The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12-foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch.

    Signs he put up in 2008 supporting John McCain’s presidential bid were also taken, said Sabin, a Jeb Bush supporter who runs a precious-metals refining business.

    “Living in a town with a lot of left-wing wackos, that’s what happens,” Sabin said.

    Photo: Doug Kuntz

    Photo: Doug Kuntz

    One of the local left-wingers is Clinton herself. She and her husband Bill are vacationing in Amagansett this summer.

    “I just think she’s extremely dishonest, and if you look at the polls the public agrees,” Sabin said.


    Excellent pictures of "Hillary for Prison" signs in article along with the nice gentleman who put them up.

  22. Bernie Sanders, bless his old heart, might very well win some state primaries (including Iowa, and N.H.,) but he has no chance at getting enough Delegates to win the nomination. Hillary has already wrapped up 440 Super Delegates (about half of what's available,) and is almost certain to blank the old man in the big, racially diverse states.

    She leads Bernie by 3 - 1 with the non-white voters that comprise about half of the party's base.

    1. Bernie is not under threat of indictment.

      The "Hillary for Prison" saga may be just beginning....

  23. “The ‘Israel is an Apartheid State’ lie was popularized after the 2001
    U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia
    and Related Intolerance, held in Durban, South Africa. At the NGO
    conference there, anti-Israel calumny reached new post-war heights. Its
    declaration stated: ‘We declare Israel as a racist, Apartheid state in
    which Israel’s brand of Apartheid as a crime against humanity has been
    characterized by separation and segregation, dispossession, restricted
    land access, denationalization, ‘bantustanization’ and inhumane acts.’

    “After this scandalous hate declaration, South Africa’s Deputy Foreign
    Minister Aziz Pahad issued a statement. He criticized the way the NGO
    conference had been hijacked and turned by participants with an
    anti-Israel agenda into an anti-Semitic event.

    “Since then, the false Apartheid accusation is repeated regularly. One
    example is the ‘Apartheid Week’ initiative. It started at Canadian
    universities and spread from there to campuses in other countries.

    “Yet another variant of the Apartheid slander is that ‘Israel applies
    Apartheid to the territories.’ The claim is that Israeli law with its
    democratic safeguards applies to Israeli settlers but not to the local
    Palestinian Arab population who are subject to Israeli military
    administration. Since the Oslo Accords of 1993 however, the Palestinian
    Authority has jurisdiction over the vast majority of Palestinians in the
    "West Bank".

    “Hamas, which promotes genocide of Jews and Israelis has jurisdiction over
    the entire population of Gaza. Thus the overwhelming majority of
    Palestinian Arabs are not subject to Israeli military administration or to
    general Israeli law. Their laws, courts, police, prisons, taxes and so on
    are Palestinian. Furthermore, if Israel tried to apply Israeli law to the
    few Palestinian Arabs under its jurisdiction, it would be heavily
    criticized by world opinion.”

    Sabel concludes: “The ‘Israel is an Apartheid State’ campaign is a fraud
    presented as being based on concern for the universal application of human
    rights. Its true aim is the delegitimization of Israel, by accusing it of
    the worst possible crimes.”


    For info on Philly as an Apartheid City, scroll down to the Philly map at this site -


    You can check out Detroit too, and many other USA cities....

    Off for day trip to check out forest fire damage....

  24. Deuce ☂Sun Aug 30, 11:49:00 AM EDT
    Sorry to have noticed but the claims made by me are not opinions, they are facts. Feel free to continue your ancient and new mythologies.

    You should be a professional Comedian.

    1. Deuce, the original Iranian Mullah supporting Comedian....

      Supporter the hangers of women, stoners of kids, the butcher of Syria...

  25. .

    What is "Occupation"Sun Aug 30, 10:13:00 AM EDT

    You and I both know that there are 5% of west bank and Jerusalem that Israel will never give up, as agreed by BOTH the palestinians and the Israelis in the oslo accords.

    But the VAST majority of the west bank and all of gaza are in the hands of the fakisinians for good.

    Citation: From the WiO Alternate History of the World and the Universe 3rd edition. 2007.

    All kidding aside, you quote the Oslo Accords but you seem to know nothing about them. On the West Bank from Wiki,

    Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority officially controls a geographically non-contiguous territory comprising approx. 11% of the West Bank (known as Area A) which remains subject to Israeli incursions. Area B (approx. 28%) is subject to joint Israeli-Palestinian military and Palestinian civil control. Area C (approx. 61%) is under full Israeli control.


    As for Gaza, while nominally under Palestinian control, every aspect of their lives is affected by others. They are walled in on four sides with no way in or out without permission.

    While I would still object to AIPAC and their tactics and to Bibi and the current Israeli government, my comments about Israel here would be significantly reduced except that I am constantly responding to this or that silliness you put up.


  26. Some simple numbers:







    Millions of votes cast for the Republican Pary starting with 1992.

    1. I guess I should say, "Republican Candidate"

    2. I find it somewhat interesting that the Republicans were able to rally more votes against John Kerry in 2004 than they could against the hated Barack Obama 8 years, later.

    3. Oh, one clarification, in 92 and 96, I took half of Perot's vote and gave it to the Republican, and half to the Democrat - although, it doesn't seem too germane.


    A new study by Oxford University scholar Sara Hirschhorn on the makeup of settlers in the occupied West Bank has revealed what she described as a “strikingly over-represented” number of American settlers. Some 60,000 Americans are settlers, fully 15% of the overall settlement population.

    By comparison, only 170,000 American immigrants are living in Israel all told, including the children of immigrants, which means that the overall Israeli-American population of Israel is just about 2%. It is puzzling, then, to find such a huge number of American settlers.

    Hirschorn is planning to publish an entire book on the phenomenon of Jewish-American settlers in the occupied territories, with some other surprising demographic facts about them. She noted that a large number of them were politically active American Socialists in the 1960’s and 70’s.

    Hirschorn noted that the American settlers tended to use the “values and language of the left to justify projects on the right,” and that many seem convinced they are creating ideologically important “suburbanized utopian communities” in the region.

    Her research in the past shows an interest in how Americans shaped the settler movement, and the ideological origins of “occupied suburbia.” The book is expected to come out some time in 2016.

    1. Well since they were ILLEGAL settlers in America what is the difference?

  28. Puzzling? They are religious fanatics.

  29. Poor things, fleeing Brooklyn for their lives.

    1. If it has an "ism" behind it, look out.

    2. No safety in America...

      Bet you are happy the Jews are fleeing..


    Given his support for building a U.S.-Mexico border wall to protect against terrorist threats, the Wisconsin governor was asked on NBC’s Meet the Press by host Chuck Todd if he wanted to build a northern border wall.

    Walker, a Republican candidate for president, said a U.S.-Canadian border “is a legitimate issue for us to look at.”

    “Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire,” Walker said. “They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago.”

    As The Daily Beast pointed out last year, many GOP lawmakers had sited the threat of Islamic terrorists coming into the country through Mexico as reason to build a southern fence—despite little evidence of such a threat.

    Walker has repeatedly echoed those southernly concerns, supporting construction of a wall like Israel’s “500-mile fence” — which, at 430 miles long, is a bit of a misnomer.

    Nevertheless, the International Boundary between the U.S. and Canada is the longest international border in the world.

    1. The've gone completely mad.

    2. The whole bunch of them - as mad a million hatters.

  31. This won't help them - Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ore. just endorsed the Iran Deal. Counting the 3 leaners, that makes 34.

  32. Deuce is on a roll...

    Jews fleeing America.

    Obama helping Iran build a bomb to nuke the Jews in the middle east.

    Deuce must be orgasmic..

    1. Just calling them as I see them. You have been arguing that Israel is a haven for Jews fleeing from everywhere. Sorry the “facts” are coming under scrutiny. I have argued that the Russian Jews were only fleeing Russian winters to The Colony Club, getting housing unthinkable in Russia and subsidized by American taxpayers. The entire charade was a scam to steal the Palestinian lands.

      It will be pleasant seeing Debbie Wasserman Schultz having to flee to Israel.

    2. Deuce, the "subsidy" to which you are referring?

      Is CHUMP change.

      Obama is giving the Iranians over 150 BILLION in relief plus the ability to sell it's oil for another 20 BILLION a year.

      The entire "charade"?

      1st off the fakistians got their lands. They were the idiots to not declare a state in 48. They were the morons that backed their brother arabs in calling for war in 56, 67, 73, 83 and more...

      Sorry the fakistiians is the real charade.

  33. The flight of the GOP dodo birds still think they have a winner in their being so firmly implanted up Likud’s ass.

    Republicans intend to hammer Senate Democrats next month if they do not allow an up-or-down vote on a measure disapproving President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.

    Democrats appear close to having enough support for the deal to bottle up the disapproval measure with procedural motions. If Republicans vote in a united bloc, they would need the support of six Democrats to break a filibuster, but only two Democrats have broken ranks so far.

    If the resolution is filibustered, it would be a major victory for the White House, which wouldn’t have to use President Obama’s veto pen to protect the Iran deal.

    Opponents of the agreement, however, believe Senate Democrats will pay a political cost.

    “Democrats will be setting themselves up for a further political hit if they deny the people the opportunity —the people meaning members of Congress — to vote on it,” said Allen Roth, the president of the hawkish Secure America Now, which is staunchly opposed to the agreement.

    “I think it’ll be handing a political gift to the Republicans.”

    Republicans have already begun to make their case.

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) called it “stunning” that Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) could push to filibuster the bill in an interview with theAssociated Press this week.

    1. They must not think they have the votes. :)

  34. Right on, the American public is going to make the Democrats pay a price for putting America first. The Republicans really are stultifyingly stupid beyond any reasonable measure.

  35. Hillary Clinton has triggered a full-scale Republican meltdown by telling the truth when she compared Republican policies towards women to terrorist groups.

    While campaigning in Ohio, on Thursday, Former Sec. of State Clinton said, “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.”

    Clinton’s comments have triggered a tantrum from the Republican Party.

    On CNN’s State Of The Union, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said, “Well inappropriate, over the top, uncalled for all of those fit. But I think also Hillary is someone who has said, you know, I don’t drive myself. How long has it been, when you talk about the modern world, can she multitask? Does she buy her groceries? Does she cook her meals? Does she get herself from point A to point B like moms and modern American women do? And of course, the answer to that is no. She doesn’t.”

    Over on Fox News Sunday, sinking presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (D-NJ) bellowed:

    She’s a disgrace for saying that, for comparing Republicans to terrorist groups — don’t let her go on that, Chris, that’s awful.


    That’s a disgrace. It is a disgrace. Can you imagine if we compared the Democratic Party to terrorist groups? Can you imagine the outrage in the mainstream media for that? Yet, she stood up and said that Republicans are like terrorist groups.

    1. If there's a difference in attitude towards women between fundamentalist Christians, Jews, or Muslims, I'm certainly not aware of it.

    2. .

      Her comments were disgusting. Not only did she compare them to terrorists she implied they were Nazis.

      The same thing you guys complain when its said here you applaud when Hillary says it about the GOP.


    3. .

      Hillary Clinton has triggered a full-scale Republican meltdown by telling the truth when she compared Republican policies towards women to terrorist groups.

      You've jumped the fucking shark.

      She also implied they were Nazis because of their immigration policy. You down with that too?.


    4. No access to birth control. No exceptions for Rape, Incest, or Life of the Mother?

      She's right; I might expect that from ISIS, but I would never expect it from a 21st Century American Politician.

    5. http://www.politicususa.com/2015/08/30/hillary-clinton-triggers-republican-meltdown-calling-gop-terrorist-behavior.html

    6. No access to birth control. No exceptions for Rape, Incest, or Life of the Mother?

      She's right; I might expect that from ISIS, but I would never expect it from a 21st Century American Politician.

    7. .

      She's full of shit. The only reason she has raised the issue is because she is suffering a death by a thousand cuts on other issues. She has got her Trump on but I doubt she can pull it off. Hell, the Donald won't be able to pull it off once the field gets winnowed down and Hillary doesn't have his 'charm'. When she starts to bring the 'boxcar' references into these discussions, she has already lost the argument despite what she does in the election.

      Her language is disgusting.

      Trump merely says he is pro-choice but he hasn't said what that means yet which is normal for Trump. But as I recall guys like Bush, Carson, and Kasich have all said they are pro-choice with exceptions like rape, incest, and health of the mother. Marco Rubio says he is pro-choice but he realizes Roe v. Wade is the law of the land and that he would support the law. Wow. How unreasonable can you get?

      I find is funny that people are willing to call all GOP terrorists for the 'extreme' views noted above; yet are perfectly willing to accept barbaric practices like partial-birth abortions so as not to 'degrade' Roe v. Wade in any way or watch the MSM ignoring the Gosnell case until it got so big they couldn't, or the continued support and excuses made for Planned Parenthood's slimy approach to the sale of baby body parts.

      You have to ask the question, who the hell are the terrorists?


  36. All the American people will be aware of is that the Republicans got beat in Congress, and Obama must have been right - again.

    1. Obama will win and the American people will be screwed.

      I only hope that something happens to your family 1st, rather than the rest of the nation.

    2. .

      Someone who expects the worst is a pessimist.

      Someone who wishes harm on another is either sick or evil.



  37. Abraham was a very troubled pscho-sexual.

    1. Only Ishmael, the bastard offspring was a very troubled pscho-sexual. You should tell that to your better half's family on the next get together...

      See if they LIKE you trashing either

  38. At least those nutjobs that have been waiting for the "death panels" will have another source of doom, dread, and disaster to fret, and hide under the bed from.

  39. Here is my prediction...

    Syria, backed by Iran will continue to mass murder Palestinians, Sunnis, Christians and others.

    Deuce will continue to blame the Jews for all ills in the known universe.

    The only GOOD news?

    As each and every day passes? More and more moslems kill more and more moslems...


  40. Deuce ☂Sun Aug 30, 07:10:00 PM EDT

    Hillary Clinton has triggered a full-scale Republican meltdown by telling the truth when she compared Republican policies towards women to terrorist groups.



    Honest to sweet Jesus.

    Deuce, that is NOT sane.

    1. I have real trouble trying to recall the last time a Republican mob stoned women to death, as they Iranians often do.

      And, it doesn't appear to me that Mrs Trump is dressed in a burka.

    2. Look at the link to the article.

  41. Well, at least the smoke has cleared from the air out this way.

  42. Republicans as terrorists of women ?

    Here's another view, an insider's view -

    ND Exclusive
    Kathleen Willey: Hillary 'wrote the book on terrorizing women'
    'She has been calling me a bimbo for 18 years'
    Published: 7 hours ago

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    Kathleen Willey

    Kathleen Willey

    Kathleen Willey, one of the women caught in the crossfire of alleged sexual harassment by former President Bill Clinton and what she characterizes as acts of intimidation to silence her, has taken issue with Hillary Clinton’s remarks last week comparing terrorists to Republicans engaged in a so-called war on women.

    “This woman wrote the book on terrorizing women, on terrorism,” exclaimed Willey during an interview Sunday on Aaron Klein’s Investigative Radio program.

    Continued Willey: “Her tactics and the things that she set in motion against all the women like me, the ones you have heard of and the ones you haven’t heard of, and the ones who are so scared that fled the country, are terrorist tactics like I’ve never seen before.”

    “I went through them. I lived through them. And I know exactly what I am talking about. She is the war on women. I don’t care what anybody says.”

    Listen to Kathleen Willey talk with Aaron Klein: video/audio.............

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/kathleen-willey-hillary-wrote-the-book-on-terrorizing-women/#vPXplcpDheKEMYOl.99