“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Of Course Bush Lied About the Iraq War

JEBBY! had his knickers all in a twist about  “Family” being impugned over the Iraq War brought on by the big lies from George W. Bush. How about the millions of families, US and in the Middle East harmed, wrecked  and destroyed by his  “Family” lies that caused the needless disaster?


  1. Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida blasted Donald J. Trump for insulting the Bush family and ridiculed the idea that Mr. Trump could be commander in chief during a contentious and sometimes nasty Republican presidential debate in Greenville, S.C., on Saturday, a week before a crucial primary in the state.


    Donald Trump blamed the Bush administration for failing to heed CIA warnings before 9/11; denounced the Iraq War for destabilizing the Middle East; defended the use of eminent domain; promised to save Social Security without trimming benefits; and credited Planned Parenthood for “wonderful things having to do with women's health.”

    He’s fresh off a crushing victory in New Hampshire, and the prohibitive favorite in the polls in South Carolina. Will his flouting of Republican orthodoxy sink his chances—or is it his very willingness to embrace these heterodox stances that has fueled his rise?

    Even his rivals no longer seem certain of the answer. Jeb Bush, at one point, called Trump “a man who insults his way to the nomination.” He sounded like a man ruing a race that has run away from him.

    If Donald Trump willingly raised his own heresies, the rest of the candidates spent their nights gleefully pointing out each other’s divergences from standard conservative positions. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush again mixed it up on immigration. Bush attacked John Kasich for supporting Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid. Rubio had to defend using the tax code to accomplish social-policy objectives. Only Ben Carson stayed clear of the fray, but that only served to underline his increasing irrelevance to the race.

    Despite the venue’s name—the Peace Center—the debate was the nastiest and most acrimonious of the cycle. The candidates talked over each other and the moderators, hurled charges, traded insults, and made no effort to disguise their mutual contempt.


    For a long time, Republican voters have managed to live with the cognitive dissonance of thinking that George W. Bush made a mistake by going into Iraq, where there were no weapons of mass destruction, but that he is also a good president who "kept us safe.” Tonight, Donald Trump declared not only that Bush erred by going into Iraq, but that he lied about WMDs and failed to keep us safe because 9/11 happened on his watch.


  4. Jeb says he will not blame Obama if he gains the White House, but he is quick to blame Clinton for his brother's failings ...

    Jeb Bush vowed Monday that he will not scapegoat President Obama for any challenges he faces should he be elected president.

    “My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. "The day that I’m sworn into office, I’m on watch — whatever it is."

  5. Obama is absolutely giddy about the death of Scalia.

    1. Showing once yet again that he is an absolutely small minded turd of a man.

      The Republicans however don't seem to be in a mood to approve anyone during an election cycle.

      I have heard twice now on Fox - from the lawyers there - that the last time this happened was 80 years ago, the circumstances of which are unclear to me.

  6. The Donald has the Iraq question right.

    He states he was against it from the git-go. Which seems to be the case.

    But having said that, he has also heavily criticized O'bozo for taking the troops out too soon.

    He is correct in this.

    After the Surge there was a long period of calm. This came to an end when O'bozo willy nilly took all the troops out.

    The Donald is at least consistent.

    You go with the situation as you inherent it. The Donald, being a practical man, is used to doing this. He calls it these days being a common sense conservative.

    Nothing wrong in that.

    The Donald says in the end we got absolutely zero out of it all, and the Mideast is in total chaos.

    He is correct.

    O'bozo - and Hillary - being the biggest culprits.

    There is a question as to whether or not W deliberately lied about WMD in Iraq. Defenders of W will say he was accurately reflecting the intelligence assessments he was getting from our intelligence agencies at the time. Others will demur.

    The Donald says he deliberately lied.

    Which got a big rise out of Jeb!

    No active nuclear program was found, but there were indications of other types of WMD, as they are defined, gas, etc.

    I thought The Donald did well on this particular question last night.

    He has not flip flopped on this issue, as so many have, which is a big temptation when things do not go well.

    1. .

      He has not flip flopped on this issue, as so many have, which is a big temptation when things do not go well.

      Who says so? You are repeatedly wrong here on the same things time after time and you never change.

      Perhaps, you should give into temptation.


    2. Go tell your tale to Gary Kasparov.

  7. Supreme Ct. Justice Anthony Kennedy took the oath of office on Feb. 18, 1988.

    For the idiots among us (including those at Fox News,) this was Ronald Reagan's last year in office.

    McConnell should remember; he voted for his (Kennedy's) appointment.

  8. Pork Rinds for YahwehSun Feb 14, 10:11:00 AM EST

    The Israeli army said troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers

  9. Obama should go ahead and nominate a black (or high yellow) lesbian, or a gay immigrant Cuban with ties to Castro. That's what the idiots among us and those at msnbc want.

    1. It appears that you and boobie will get along just fine.

  10. The MSM MEDIA declares Trump got wailed.

    The CBS News Battleground Tracker poll Donald Trump keeps a large lead in South Carolina, bolstered by support from conservatives and also from evangelical voters, who make up a large share of the electorate here.

  11. The GOP Likuds Force, when not thumping the Bible or paying homage to Israel, claims to worship The Constitution:

    Ted Cruz vowed Sunday to filibuster any nomination made by President Obama to replace the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. Cruz is adding an element to the Constitution that is not in The Constitution. He is adding time restraints that do not exist. Inauguration Date for the next president is 20 January 2017. That means, according to Ted Cruz, US citizens are denied the benefit of a full court for 25% of a presidential term. If 25%, why not 50%? The majority of US citizens made a four year contract for President Obama. That was their right and choice.

    There is only one President that serves a defined term. Republicans denying a constitutional process is a taking of power. As usual, the Republicans are as full of shit about the Constitution as they are about the Bible and everything else they claim to value.

  12. Get Turkey out of NATO “Mach schnell!”

    Washington has called on Turkey to cease massive artillery fire on Kurdish targets near the city of Azaz in northwest Syria, including an air base recently retaken from Islamist rebels, and to “deescalate tensions on all sides.”
    “We are concerned about the situation north of Aleppo and are working to deescalate tensions on all sides,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement Saturday.

    “We have also seen reports of artillery fire from the Turkish side of the border and urged Turkey to cease such fire,” he said.
    France also joined the US calls, with the country’s Foreign Ministry urging Turkey to halt the bombardment of Kurdish areas in Syria.

    "France is worried about the deteriorating situation in the region of Aleppo and the north of Syria. We call for the cessation of all bombardments, those of the regime and its allies on the entire territory and those of Turkey in the Kurdish zones," Paris said in a statement.

    The priority should be the fight against Islamic State and the implementation of agreements reached by the International Syria Support Group (Russia, US and UN) in Munich earlier this week, it added.

    Turkish armed forces began heavy artillery fire earlier Saturday, targeting Kurdish positions in what Turkish military officials called a "retaliation." The shelling also targeted Syrian forces, according to a military source quoted by RIA Novosti.

    The Turkish shelling of Kurdish positions continued for over three hours almost without a break, a Kurdish source told RT. The source added that the Turkish forces were using mortars and missiles and firing from the Turkish border not far from the city of Azaz in the Aleppo Governorate.

  13. What does the US need from Turkey?

  14. The only time in the past thirty years that the US needs something from Turkey, it doesn’t get it. Polling the Turkish people in 2002, shortly after the 9/11 attacks, has never shown that more than three-in-ten Turks said they have a favorable view of the U.S.

    Today, only 19% in Turkey like the U.S., while nearly three-quarters (73%) share a dislike of their NATO ally.

    WE don’t need Turkey. They don’t like us. WTF?

  15. None of Turkey’s neighbors like Turkey and Turkey doesn’t like them. Why do we need Turkey in Nato? What is the benefit?


    1. They're our bulwark against Soviet expansion to the west.


    2. Oh, and they probably will not return the 60 to 70 B61 bombs the US has provided them, when the US would be forced to abandon the facilities the Turks provide at Incirlik Air Base.


    3. Why would the Turks allow US to remove their nuclear capabilities?

  16. Strikes in Syria

    Fighter aircraft conducted two strikes in Syria:

    -- Near Hawl, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL tunnel.

    -- Near Hasakah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building.

    Strikes in Iraq

    Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 25 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

    -- Near Albu Hayat, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL improvised explosive device cache and six ISIL rocket rails.

    -- Near Habbaniyah, a strike destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Kisik, a strike destroyed two ISIL rocket positions.

    -- Near Mosul, 12 strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units, an ISIL headquarters, two ISIL financial storage centers and two ISIL financial distribution centers, destroying 12 ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL vehicle-borne IED.

    -- Near Ramadi, six strikes struck five separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed three ISIL staging areas, three ISIL fighting positions and two ISIL assembly areas.

    -- Near Sinjar, a strike suppressed an ISIL mortar position.

    -- Near Sultan Abdallah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.

    -- Near Tal Afar, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Fallujah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL assembly area.

  17. Meanwhile, I got something done this morning, praying for the salvation of all your lost eternal souls, save that of rat's ass, who is on his own.

    Even had the presence of mind to remember our Ashlikins at the last moment !

    And, some of the singing was really quite good.

    Cheers !

  18. Good idea by MOME above to appoint some kind of on the high/low LGBT high yeller foreigner to the Supreme Court.

    Maybe even a Marxist/Leninist who wishes to do away with the whole corrupt bourgeoisie institution altogether !

    What this country needs is some progress, dammit.

    These Boing 747's, John Deere mega combines, external beam radiation treatments for prostate cancer, miracle Hep C drugs, and high speed internet are so yesterday...

    I demand Scotty's Beam Me Up device so's I can pop over to Europe and see my Niece when the mood strikes....

    I DEMAND IT !!

  19. Well this ought to shut some people up -

    February 14, 2016

    Dems in Senate passed a resolution in1960 against election year Supreme Court appointments

    By Thomas Lifson

    Read it and weep, Democrats. The shoe is on the other foot. David Bernstein at the Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy blog:

    Thanks to a VC commenter, I discovered that in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court’s business.” Each of President Eisenhower’s SCOTUS appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment.

    GOP opposed this, of course. Hypocrisy goes two ways. But the majority won.

    As it should this time.

    Hat tip: Instapundit

    BwabwabwabwabwabwahahahahahahahaHA !


    1. You don't understand what a "recess" appointment is, do you, you ignorant asshole?

    2. It must be fun to collect advertising dollars for running a blog that's followed by dumbfucks with zero reading comprehension.

    3. You stupid ignorant gator odored ignoramus drunken old fool that doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground.

    4. Yeah, but I can read.

      And, understand the phrase, "recess appointment."

  20. There’s Ample Precedent For Rejecting Lame Duck Supreme Court Nominees

    February 13, 2016 By Gabriel Malor

    Historically, many Supreme Court nominations made in a President’s final year in office are rejected by the Senate. That started with John Quincy Adams and last occurred to Lyndon B. Johnson.

    It is critically important that the Senate hold pro forma sessions, since President Barack Obama would be able to make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court if the Senate goes out of session. Critically, there is a five-day recess this week and a two-week recess currently scheduled for April. There have been twelve such recess appointments to the high court. A recess appointment would last until the end of the Senate’s next session.

    Historically, most presidents select a nominee within a week of a Supreme Court vacancy. However, there have been several lengthy vacancies when the Senate refused to play ball with controversial presidents or controversial nominees.

    President John Tyler had a particularly difficult time filling vacancies. Smith Thompson died in office December 18, 1943. His replacement, Samuel Nelson, was in office starting February 14, 1845. That’s a vacancy of 424 days. Henry Baldwin died in office April 21, 1844. His replacement, Robert Cooper, was in office starting August 4, 1846. This vacancy lasted 835 days because Tyler could not get the Senate to work with him. During Tyler’s presidency, the Senate rejected nine separate Supreme Court nominations!

    Most recently, Abe Fortas resigned May 14, 1969. His replacement, Harry Blackmun, was in office starting June 9, 1970, making the gap just longer than a year.

    Several pending cases were expected to be 5-4 decisions. Crucially, the immigration (DAPA) case, United States v. Texas et al., and the mandatory union dues case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, and the Little Sisters of the Poor cases on the contraception mandate accommodation.

    Decisions that are tied with a 4-4 vote have no binding precedent and the decision of the lower court is upheld. This would be good for us in United States v. Texas et al., but bad for us in Friedrichs and Little Sisters.

    Gabriel Malor is an attorney and writer in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter.

  21. Trump up by a full 20% over Sleaze Cruz this morning in RCP rolling poll of S. Carolina.

    Rubio rising...

    Also Trump leads both Rubio and Cruz by nearly 20% in Michigan.



    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Barack Obama, discussed Syria in a phone call Sunday, with Putin stressing the need to establish better cooperation between the countries’ defense ministries in the fight against terrorism.
    In the telephone conversation Putin said that is important to create a unified anti-terrorism front, rejecting “double standards,” the Kremlin press service said in a statement Sunday.

    "In particular, the President of Russia noted the need to organise close working contacts between the Russian Defence Ministry and the US Department of Defence, which would make it possible to combat ISIS and other terrorist organisations in more effective and better-planned fashion," read the statement.

    Both presidents gave a positive assessment of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich this week, which laid out a plan to end hostilities in Syria and start a real political process there.

    The two leaders also stressed the “importance of rapidly implementing humanitarian access to besieged areas of Syria and initiating a nationwide cessation of hostilities,” the White House statement says, adding that they “agreed that the United States and Russia will remain in communication on the important work of the ISSG.”

  23. India


    Now India is growing fast it’s time to update our tired image of the country

    Jason Burke

    Report on things in India...the good, bad and ugly

    1. 1.5 million people die every year from air pollution in India, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson

  24. Trump taking on JEB! over Iraq was a good move. It is working. Guess who should be the most nervous?

    A. !JEB
    B. Ted Cruz
    C. Marco Rubio
    D. Hillary Clinton

    1. !JEB!, I guess.

      Hillary's leading Trump by about 8 pts., Nationally.

    2. Hillary gets tarred with same brush that Bush does.

  25. What has Israel ever done for us?

    Taught us how to defend the Fulda Gap, among many other things...

    For some reason my swipey can't swipe this article so I can't quote any of it.

    By the way, neither of a couple of my favorite sites, AT and Hot Air, are in awe of Trump.

    The opinions at both sites are all over the map.

    This election is fascinating....

    1. The US was defending the Fulda Gap long before Israel was even founded, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.

    2. Not really, Dead Beat Dad.

      The Rooskie was exhausted.

      By the time the Rooskie had rested up, the Israelis had taught us how to do it effectively,
      Stalker, without going nuclear, which no one really really wanted to do.

      Now go buy yourself a "My Pillow" and get some rest.

    3. Yews, really Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.

      The US strategic and tactical plan for defending the Fulda Gap was the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

      The "Little John", etc.

      The Israeli did have tactical nuclear weapons until the 1960's. They did not instruct US on their use.

      You ought to study military history, it could improve your defective thinking.


    4. The strategy of using tactical nuclear weapons, at Fulda was operational until the re-unification of Germany.

      You really are a defective.

  26. 73 years old, and I a have seen a lot. I am so sick of the corruption of the people in Washington, and in congress, it makes me sick. I watched all of the candidates last night and there was only one I believed, It was Trump. What a bunch of liars. Corruption is the keyword in Washington, and I dont know how Trump will fare. So far he has my vote. It is easy to tell a rattlesnake, and what I hear from the Washington crew is a very loud rattling!!! America, it is time to take our country back, and all it will take is for a few honest men to stand up and proclaim Washington is corrupt.

    1. Well said, cesspooldc.

      While not my first choice I will vote for The Donald if that's the option.

      I'm resigned that my favorite, Dr. Ben Carson, isn't going to make it.

    2. What makes you guys think Trump isn’t as corrupt as the rest?

    3. He said he was not, Ash.

      And the sheeple think that he has transferred his loyalty, read greed, from being for himself to being for the country at large.

      I would say that he sees the Presidency as a challenge, and he is driven to 'win'.
      If he has transferred his loyalties, as he has said he has, then a Trump Presidency would be very interesting, indeed.

      NAFTA would b finished, as would our current relationship with China.
      The era of "Free Trade" would be over and a "Fair Trade" regime would be installed.

    4. If he makes it to POTUS it will be a bad thing, very very bad.

  27. We need competent corruption, Ash.

    He's said many times that he's had to pay off politicians, of both parties.

    We are looking for honest, competent corruption.

    Best we can do.

    Jeb! Bush - "My mother is the best person I know"

    The Donald - "She should be running then."

    He's also got a quick mind.


    1. I may have been a little too hard on Hard Drinkin' Joe Biden of late.

      He did have the reasonable idea that we should have divided Iraq up into three parts from the git-go, which has now happened by the nature of things.

      Also, he used to ride the metro to work a lot, and hasn't that I know of been accused of infidelity.

  28. President Trump, with a Republican House, and Senate.

    What could go wrong?

    :) :) :)

  29. The entire country will suddenly find itself in high clover, the street gangs will be going to church, the mideast totally at peace, harmony all around, and the Many will have regathered themselves into the One.


    1. And the elk in the Lolo will once again flourish.

  30. A tactical nuclear weapon is, of all things, a nuclear weapon, and were not developed until the late 1950s according to wiki.

    1. Tell me, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, how did the Israeli inluence US strategy at the Fulda Gap

      Faced with the prospect of Soviet infantry and armor streaming through the Fulda Gap in Germany, NATO forces devised ways in which they could delay the Communist advance. Since this was one of the peaks of the Cold War, American war planners thought nothing of arming troops with a W54 nuclear warhead attached to a recoilless rifle. The resulting weapons system was known as the "Davy Crockett," and it's range was just one and a half to two and a half miles, depending on the configuration used.


    2. The carrying case for the W54 Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM). The SADM had a yield of 0.01, or 0.02-1 kiloton and was operationally deployed until 1988. The entire unit weighed less than 163 pounds (74 kilograms).

    3. ... a yield equivalent of 18 tons of TNT, coming from a warhead that weighed only a little more than 50 pounds.

      Later, a variant of the warhead saw use in the Special Atomic Demolition Munition, also known as the "backpack nuke."

    4. AH Jack, too lazy to tell us where you plagiarized it from?

      Tsk tsk, the self appointed expert of Jack Shit is more like it...

    5. There you may have it, "O"rdure.

      Are any of the facts wrong?
      Obviously not.

    6. No it was YOU that scolded others for posting without reference...

      whats for a the goose?

      lazy prick

  31. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is being investigated by the NYPD after allegedly assaulting a woman at the ritzy Plaza Hotel, sources said.

    The department’s chief of detectives is spearheading the investigation after receiving a report of an incident involving Spitzer some time Saturday night, the sources said Sunday.

    Sources said that after Spitzer allegedly attacked the woman at the hotel near Central Park, she tried to kill herself by slitting her wrists.

    The woman’s relationship with the former governor is unclear.

    Spitzer resigned in disgrace in March 2008 after he was embroiled in a prostitution scandal.

  32. Good Grief !

    SCALIA, RIP...
    UPDATE: 'It wasn't a heart attack'...
    Declined security detail while at ranch...
    Secluded ranch frequented by celebrities...
    Court, national politics plunged into turmoil...
    Dems Fundraise Off Death...
    Was set to decide major abortion case; Voting rights, affirmative action, immigration... MORE
    NRA: Gun rights now in jeopardy...
    FLASHBACK: Senate Dems passed resolution against election year Supreme Court appointments...


    Headlines on Drudge

    1. Suspicious minds might wonder whether he was clothed, or naked.....

    2. Can't recall a Supreme Court Justice actually being bumped off....

    3. Always read the article before posting --

      "We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled," said Poindexter.

      "He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap," he said.
      Scalia,79, did not have a pulse and his body was cold, and after consulting with a doctor at a hospital in Alpine, Poindexter concluded resuscitation would have been futile, He then contacted federal authorities, at first encountering a series of answering services because he was calling on a weekend.


    5. It then took hours for authorities in remote West Texas to find a justice of the peace, officials said Sunday. When they did, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body — which is permissible under Texas law — and without ordering an autopsy.

      How convenient...

    6. :)

      Without an autopsy no one knows what they are talking about.

      Maybe he got snake bit on his a well placed snake....

      Maybe he stroked out.....

    7. Maybe....s m o t h e r e d by a Planned Parenthood agent....

    8. Or...maybe.....a hired killer from the....I won't say it....I can't say is too awful...

      I'm just glad to know The Donald always carries. Even his well paid look-a-like might get turned...


    9. Is that Robert plagiarizing, or "O"rdure bouncing back and forth between identities?

  33. After Fox goes through its political cycle and gets back to the News I shall report, if I'm still awake.

    1. Read the news, "O"rdure/Idaho Boobie, don't wait for Faux News.

    2. OOOooooooo our brain dead defective Dead Beat Dad rat's ass tries to make a hurtful comment and only makes fool of himself instead....unable to master the stalking....

      Up above, the Boss complimented MOME and I for getting the news before so many others....

      Past 9pm now, and your bedtime is 8:30 pm., sleepy head.


    3. Oh, "O"rdure, why don't you just use your own account?

    4. Feeling lonely? Some turn to snuggling with strangers...Drudge

      Do you think this might help you, defective rat ?

      I'd suggest an armed chaperon though, for security reasons, for all involved.


    5. Why pretend you are the "Draft Dodger"?
      Can't Team "O" figure out how to ghost his account and create a new sign-in?


    6. I mean you guys know how to ghost that Ohio IP, while you are really in Tel Aviv ...
      Getting that Idaho Bob sign-in ought to be child's play for you.

    7. Total breakdown there by you, rat-o. You are a defective and do not compute, do not cogitate.

      You need immediate rest, and tranquilizers, and then the lab work, analysis, counseling, intervention, and perhaps chemical therapy.

      As your friend I feel it is in your best interest and the interest of society to have you removed from society for a period of time, for recuperation, and observation.

      The length of stay will be determined by you progress reports. Should they be favorable you might be out in three years, or so. This gives you the needed incentive to go with the program, get serious about healing.

      The cure rate is about 50% so you have a fighting chance. Also about a 50% chance that you will be segregated from society on a permanent basis for the good of all.

      It gives you something to strive for, and if you succeed, finally something to be proud of in your life.

      Go for the Gold, as we say in administrative circles here.

      A positive decision by you and you will be warmly welcomed by staff.


    8. What in the world are you writing about now?

    9. Rat-o is losing it...

      And that is OK...

      Another prolonged absence in the looney bin is coming for him

  34. Israeli police officers fatally shot two Palestinians who opened fire at them outside Jerusalem's walled Old City on Sunday, police said, on a day when officials reported three other Palestinian assailants were killed in two other incidents.


    Wassef Abu Baker, a 56-year-old resident, said that after hearing gunshots, he drove to within 40 metres of where one of the teenagers was lying on the ground.
    "He was still moving. The soldier shouted at me to move back and they fired at him; maybe it was 12 bullets," he said.


  35. Jack HawkinsMon Feb 15, 12:24:00 AM EST

    Why pretend you are the "Draft Dodger"?
    Can't Team "O" figure out how to ghost his account and create a new sign-in?

    Complete looney tunes.

  36. Jack HawkinsMon Feb 15, 12:26:00 AM EST

    I mean you guys know how to ghost that Ohio IP, while you are really in Tel Aviv ...
    Getting that Idaho Bob sign-in ought to be child's play for you.

    Hey Jack, we are under your bed...


    Talk about a retarded moron...


  37. Jack HawkinsMon Feb 15, 12:19:00 AM EST

    Oh, "O"rdure, why don't you just use your own account?

    Rat, seek professional help....

    Or better yet DONT....

    We are watching you...

    Go out and look for us on your property NOW....


    Fucking loser.

  38. Jack HawkinsMon Feb 15, 12:02:00 AM EST

    Is that Robert plagiarizing, or "O"rdure bouncing back and forth between identities?

    Jack is cracking up... AGAIN...


    1. Well, "O"rdure, at least I know now that you and by extension "Draft Dodger" Bob think that ...

      Yahweh = Allah
      hat tip: "O"rdure

      It must be in the Talmud.

    2. Jack,

      You are losing it and there is a certainly humor in watching de-evolve deeper and deeper into your hate filled place...

      But Jews don't use the term "YAHWEH, even if you take the TIME to bold it...

      The screen name I used to use, "Pork Rinds for Allah? Doesn't work if you use the term "YAHWEH"

      But you know that.

      Might I suggest you go out and get a bacon cheeseburger and a beer?

      It might make you happy, or send you to what moslems call Jahannam

  39. Joint forces begin military operation to free Karmat Fallujah

    ( Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Monday the launch of a large-scale military operation to free the areas of al-Karma District east of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad) from the control of the so-called ISIS, while indicated to the death of 16 ISIS fighters during the operation.

    The commander of the 1st regiment of Karmat al-Fallujah brigade in al-Hashed al-Shaabi Col. Mahmoud Mardi Jumaili said in a press statement received by, “The joint forces from the army, police and Anbar tribal fighters began a large-scale military operation to cleanse al-Karma District (19 km east of Fallujah), killing 16 fighters belonging to ISIS and destroying four car bombs during the operation.”

    Jumaili added, “The security forces targeted ISIS gatherings in the areas of al-Kbishat, Subaihat, Albu Jassim and Krtan in the center of Karmat Fallujah,” pointing out that, “The troops have achieved significant progress in the liberation battles of those areas.

    ” There is a notable collapse in the ranks of the terrorist organization,” Jumaili continued.


  40. Ah the Fakistinians are RAMPING up there war... and losing.. again....

    Our resident Jew hating, Israel denying, Zionist trashing Blooger named Jack or is it rat or whatever (a holder of dozens of logins to suit his purposes) attempted to slander Israel for killing palestinian "children".... Turns out more facts come out they are nothing but young killers...

    ......After advancing from rocks, stabbings, car rammings and teen attacks, through the stage of loners to gangs of two and three, it moved up this week to shooting and explosive devices. Four Palestinian shooting attacks took place in 12 hours, most using knock-off Carl Gustav submachine guns turned out by illegal foundries in Nablus.....

    The latest attacks were deliberately planned to maximize casualties amomg Israeli police officers and soldiers. In Jenin it started with an ambush: Two 15-year old boys threw rocks at a group of Israeli reservists, who gave chase. One of the fleeing boys then pulled out a submachine gun, turned round and sprayed the pursuers, who returned the fire, killing the boys.

    Ah yes, boys with automatic weapons...

    Using another tactic, at almost the same time, a Palestinian drew a submarine during a search at a checkpoint between the Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa and Bethlehem. Before the Border Guards police manning the checkpoint were harmed, they shot the gunman dead.

    Yes the innocent who have submachine guns....


    This new terror trend played out shortly before midnight Sunday at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. A 20-year old Palestinian approached a group of Border Guards as they were changing shifts, He carried a suspicious looking bag. When ordered to halt for a search, he pulled a Karl Gustav submarine gun out of the bag and started shooting. The police were faster and shot him dead. But during the melee, a second Palestinian positioned unnoticeably 100 meters away opened fire on the police He too was shot dead before causing harm.

    Ah now they are using BAIT.....

    He was later discovered to be a Palestinian policeman, a member of the Palestinian Authority’s security apparatus. He was the third Palestinian cop known to have taken part in a terrorist operation.
    For the past three weeks, ever since the combined shooting and explosives attack on Jan. 25 in Beit Horon next to Route 443, in which Shlomit Kirgman was murdered, it has been clear that the Palestinians have shifted from loners to teams of two or three terrorists and upgraded their weapons from knives to guns and explosives.

    So the war is coming...


    Maybe my solution is the most humane?

    It time for all of those Fakistinains that cannot stand Israel or as Jack/rat would say the Isreali (or the zionist entity as his masters would put it) to leave?

    I hear Europe is the place to be...

    Sweden is the place to be.
    Farm livin' is the life for me.
    Land spreadin' out so far and wide
    Keep Samaria, just give me that countryside.

    Jerusalem is where I'd rather stay.
    I get allergic smelling Jews.
    I just adore a slingshot view.
    Dah-ling I love you but give me Sweden.

    ...The chores.
    ...The stores.
    ...Fresh air.
    ...Times Square

    You are my life.
    Good bye, Jewish lives.
    Sweden we are there.




  41. There is still the small matter of "Draft Dodger" ("Ordure) explaining how the US learned, from Israel, about the use of the W544 nuclear warhead utilized in the Davy Crockett and the W54 Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM, in regards to defending the Fulda Gap.

    1. W54 nuclear warhead

      deleted one of the 4's ... accuracy is important when utilizing nuclear munitions

    2. There is the small matter of you losing your mind...


    3. Really rat, seek professional help...


    4. As for what the America learned from Israel?

      A lot...

      After all America has been spying on Israel for decades... Commercially and militarily...


      And guess what? I have no issues with that...

    5. America has spied on it's enemies and it's allies for decades...

      AND IT SHOULD...


    6. The US was spying on it enemies and allies well before Israel was even a Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl wet dream.

      Wonder if he thought that ...

      Yahweh = Allah
      hat tip: "O"rdure.

    7. And yet, just a few months ago, you denied that America spied on it's Allies..


      So many positions, so little time.

      Do you have a book that keeps track of your flips and flops?

      And no, I don't jump at your command.

      So no, I will not waste a nanosecond trying to prove my point, no need, because even if we do? You deny it.

    8. Jack HawkinsMon Feb 15, 10:13:00 AM EST

      The US was spying on it enemies and allies well before Israel was even a Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl wet dream.

      The US is a relatively YOUNG nation.

      Israel as a national construct?

      thousands and thousands of years old...

      Try again putz.

  42. Strikes in Syria

    Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted four strikes in Syria:

    -- Near Raqqah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL crane.

    -- Near Ayn Isa, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings and an ISIL fighting position.

    Strikes in Iraq

    Attack, ground-attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 14 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

    -- Near Huwayjah, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

    -- Near Fallujah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL bunker.

    -- Near Habbaniyah, a strike struck a large ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL staging area.

    -- Near Kisik, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL fighting position and an ISIL heavy machine gun and suppressing an ISIL mortar position.

    -- Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position, an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL supply cache, four ISIL assembly areas and an ISIL checkpoint.

    -- Near Ramadi, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit.

    -- Near Samarra, a strike destroyed three ISIL tactical vehicles and an ISIL crane.

    -- Near Sinjar, two strikes destroyed an ISIL fighting position and suppressed an ISIL mortar position.

    1. Keep your filthy Israeli comments off of my posts.

    2. Wow, such hatred.

      But I am just as much an American as you.

      How many civilians did we kill?

      PS, Rufus, you might not want to make such "discriminatory" comments about Israel. It could be construed as "hate speech" and thus violating the Blogger terms.

    3. galopn2Mon Feb 15, 11:18:00 AM EST
      Keep your filthy Israeli comments off of my posts.

      Rufus, are you not capable of honesty?

      America KILLS civilians in it's bombing of ISIS. That is not a controversy at all...

      Just asking for a number...

    4. No thank you, will not share in your homosexual desires.

    5. Again I ask,

      How many civilians did we kill today?

  43. Rufus, now that we KNOW your true feelings about Israel

    "galopn2Mon Feb 15, 11:18:00 AM EST
    Keep your filthy Israeli comments off of my posts."

    will you be boycotting all "filthy Israeli" things?

    Please when you use your computer, phone, medical device of choice? Will you ask? When in this is a "filthy Israeli" contribution?

    1. Yes, I would not, knowingly, buy anything from Israel.

      I'm going to tell you something, you vile piece of shit, you have given me an entirely new outlook on European History. Scum like you can cause otherwise sane people to want to do some pretty dire things.

      To go down there and take the land of people that have lived there for ten thousand years, kill their children, and then call them "fakistanis" is just about as reprehensible an act as any in human history. I hope it all comes to a bad end for you.

    2. Rufus, but you do... and you will continue to buy Israeli products.

      I just hope one day when you are in the hospital, you will ask "any filthy Israeli" products to avoid?

      now for your next statement of love:

      "I'm going to tell you something, you vile piece of shit, you have given me an entirely new outlook on European History. Scum like you can cause otherwise sane people to want to do some pretty dire things."

      So you justify the genocide of the Jews because of people like me? wow...

      then your ignorance continues:

      "To go down there and take the land of people that have lived there for ten thousand years, kill their children, and then call them "fakistanis" is just about as reprehensible an act as any in human history. I hope it all comes to a bad end for you."

      1. Jews have lived the area for 3600 years. Arabs migrated into the area just 1400 years ago.

      The original peoples from 10,000 years ago? were pre modern and have no connect to any peoples there today, jew or arab.

      Calling Palestinians "fakistinians" "is just about as reprehensible an act as any in human history." WOW, RUFUS YOU ARE LOSING IT....

      Palestinians aka the fake nationalistic arab people who don't even have a P in their alphabet call Jews (not just Israelis) Pigs, Apes and many other derogatory terms but you have no beef with that... Nor do you have beef with Nazi Germany putting to death 6 million Jews.....

      As for taking the land?

      Read some history.

      jerusalem was the Jews for thousands of years before it was invaded and conquered by multiple cultures.

      And yet you have no hatred for europeans and what they did to the indians of the Americas.....


      "I hope it all comes to a bad end for you."

      Your type of folks have been doing that and more for thousands of years. But today? we fight back...

      And you say we "kill their children".... How many CHILDREN has America KILLED in Iraq, Syria and countless other places in the last 50 years?

      Be honest...


  44. On Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for Arab nations with covert ties to Israel to acknowledge their relationships with the Jewish state.

    Speaking to a group of Jewish leaders from the US, Netanyahu said that most moderate Arab countries – he declined to name any specifically – see Israel as an ally and not an enemy. They share common foes: Iran and ISIS, he said.

    “Major Arab countries are changing their view of Israel,” he said. “They don’t see Israel anymore as their enemy, but they see Israel as their ally, especially in the battle against militant Islam with its two fountainheads.”

    He said that these “discreet” new ties should be brought out into the open, and that Israel should be proactive in encouraging these Arab nations to make changes in their public discourse towards Israel. “Now, this is something that is forging new ties, many of them discreet, some of them open. And I think there too we can expect and should expect and should ask to see a change,” he told the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization.

    On the same day, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that while there are indeed open channels of communication between Israel and several Arab states, the sensitivity of the situation prevents him from “shaking hands” with Arab officials in public, though they do “meet in closed rooms.”


    Yahweh = Allah
    hat tip: "O"rdure

    1. Yahweh = Allah
      hat tip: "O"rude

      Sorry Jack, you just can't stop yourself....


      Go take your meds..

  45. It's a god day for truth at the "Elephant blog"

    Rufus and Rat (Jack) have openly claimed their hatred for the Jews and Israel.


    1. Whether you're bad or not, is of no consequence.

      Yahweh = Allah
      hat tip: "O"rude

    2. But you are a self confessed criminal at this blog.

      Crimes across the spectrum.

      In fact, you have admitted being on the NO FLY watch...

      A support of terrorists, a seller and user of illegal drugs.

      You have stated your hatred of Israel, Jews and Zionism hundreds of times.

      You stand with terrorist, as defined by the USA and I stand with Israel.

      So be it.

  46. rat's still going at it, Rufus has joined in, so, I'm going out for breakfast.

    rat's defective, and needs some time in a friendly 'fixitshop' - mood music, meds, quiet conversation, regulated exercise........

    Take Care, Best Wishes, and

    Cheers !!

    1. Tell us "Counterfeit Bob" ...
      .... do you still find those that are taking the fight to the Islamic State to be 'repugnant'?

      Do you still consider the ally of the Kurds to be 'repugnant'?

    2. Jack, Russia bombed a school and a hospital.

      are you proud?


  47. Syrian army advances into Raqqa in major anti-ISIS assault

    Syrian army units and paramilitary forces are reportedly moving into Raqqa province, seizing strategically important areas along the Salamiyah-Raqqa road which leads directly into the Islamic State stronghold.

    On Sunday, Syrian government forces and Palestinian armed militia captured the strategically important Tal Masbah hilltop, the last entrenched Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) position.

    The fortified position guarded approaches to the Salamiyah-Raqqa highway, leading to the terror group’s stronghold in the city of Raqqa, Al-Masdar news outlet reported, citing a military source.

    The Syrian Army and the Palestinians are taking the fight to the radical Islamic terrorists ...
    "Counterfeit Bob" finds them repugnant.

    He wants US troops fighting and dying there, in Syria.
    Sending better men than himself to do what he would never do himself.

    H had better thing to do, than support the US when his time came.
    He felt his time better spent in the study of English Lit.

    He felt his time better spent dodging the draft rather than serving his country.


      Bob Sun 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. ...

    2. Going to college and earning a draft deferment is not the same as being a "draft dodger"

      Maybe you need to take an English class again?


  48. Isis used chemical weapons in battle against Kurds, say officials

    Isis militants attacked Kurdish forces in Iraq with mustard gas last year, the first known use of chemical weapons in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein, according to one Western official.

    A source at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told Reuters that laboratory tests had come back positive for the sulfur mustard, after around 35 Kurdish troops were taken sick on the battlefield last August.

    The OPCW would not identify who used the chemical agent. But the official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the findings have not yet been released, said the result confirmed that chemical weapons had been used by Isis fighters

    While "Counterfeit Bob" finds the allies of the Kurds in Syria to be repugnant.
    That would make him a supporter of the Islamic State and its allies in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Turkey.

    1. Actually Syria's Assad used chemical weapons after Saddam Hussein.

      But who's keeping score?


    At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns on Monday, residents said, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo.

    Fourteen people were killed in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border when missiles slammed into a school sheltering families fleeing the offensive and the children's hospital, two residents and a medic said.

    Bombs also hit another refugee shelter south of the town and a convoy of trucks, another resident said.

    "We have been moving scores of screaming children from the hospital," said medic Juma Rahal. At least two children were killed and scores of people injured, he said.

    Hey Rufus do you have any thoughts?

  50. My thought would be that Russian Scum, and Israeli Scum have very little regard for innocent life.

    1. America does the same and worst...

      The arabs? and the Persians make the everyone else look like amateurs

    2. The savage Rufus Folk of yesterday were drenched in blood.

      Some of it Sioux blood, who were a peace Mississippi forest folk before they got run up north by the Rufus Folk.

      The Rufus Folk were noted slavers, too.

      These days they've turned to Casinoing, and are sucking off the white folk.

      I watched some of the Rufus Folk dance their War Dances at the Clearwater River Casino one evening.

      The were quite the savage whoop, I can tell you....

    3. peaceful Mississippi forest folk before...

  51. Michael Savage is talking murder most foul....

    I still doubt it, but that lack of autopsy.....

  52. We should always remember when discussing violence in the world today, that of the twenty or so conflicts large and small over 90% of them involve the mooselims vs. whomever the neighbor happens to be.

    This shit has been going on now for 1400 years and counting.

    That is why I need a printout from Quirk's Human Suffering Calculator so I can see the real numbers calculated out to the next 1400 years.

    Then we would have some real guidance as to what might be the best course of action to follow to reduce human suffering in the world, not just today, or tomorrow, but down the ages....1400 years out.

    The calculations might show - considering for instance that 80 million Hindus have died via the mooselims over the centuries - and that is just Hindus - the calculations might actually show that the best policy is to wipe the mooselims from the face of the earth, for the long term good of human life.

    We need a printout from Q's Human Suffering Calculator to even begin to speak of these things intelligently.

    So far, no printout.

    I assume it's a big calculation, but that the wheels are spinning.

    (The Philosophy of Utilitarianism - the greatest good for the greatest number over time)

  53. Rufus's moral outrage by the filthy Israelis for stealing the natives (10,000 years) land and killing their children and my personality which gives him insight as to why normal sane Europeans would genocide the Jews (because of vile shits like me) is astounding...

    He is more radical against Jews and Israel than even the stated position of the Saudis, Jordanians, Germans, Russians..

    he is on the same page as Neo-nazis, Hamas, Hezbollah and ISIS..

    One can only wonder how many times he was dropped on his head as a child..

    1. I've wondered how many times he has hard banged his noodle on the Fridge stumbling for another quart of Bud...his brains must be noodle soup by now.

  54. Michael Savage, according to my wife, at the end of the program pinned the Scalia hit directly on O'bozo.

    I am not convinced of this yet, and need to know who the autopsy question plays out...among other things..

  55. Autopsy Now !

    Without an autopsy the conspiracy theories will only grow and soon rat will be blaming the death on a 'black op' operation...

    February 15, 2016

    We must have an immediate Scalia autopsy

    By James Lewis

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, deeply mourned by his friends and admirers, while liberals are happily celebrating his demise (in their usual indecent fashion). La Raza, radical environmentalists, and the affirmative action establishment are celebrating today.

    Scalia’s sudden death leaves a 4-4 split on the Court, neutralizing the power of the Court until a ninth justice is confirmed. But Obama might try to make a recess appointment, thereby sabotaging the Senate’s advice and consent role. He has already done that with the fraud-filled Iranian nuclear surrender “treaty.” This president has open contempt for the U.S. Constitution, and Scalia was a passionate constitutionalist.

    The battle lines for a successor were drawn within 24 hours of Scalia’s death. No post-mortem was conducted in Texas, which is itself a major reason for concern – and one that is easy to solve by insisting on an extremely thorough study of his remains by highly reputable pathologists.

    There are very few indispensable people in this world, but Justice Antonin Scalia came as close as anyone. His sudden death creates an opportunity to change the balance on the Court for years to come, a major long-term aspiration of the hard left. Scalia was beloved by American conservatives and ferociously hated by the left, not excluding the highest levels of the Democratic Party.

    That is why it is crucial to have a Joint Committee of Congress to put any reasonable doubts to rest.

    We are living in extremely dangerous time, both domestically and in foreign affairs. Domestically, we are more divided today than we have been since Vietnam. The Party Line media have gone out of their way to divide the country by race, gender, and sexual preference. Those divisive tactics have enraged some people on both sides to the point of threatening violence.

    American politics works peacefully only with some degree of basic trust, even among political opponents. Healthy politics allows for heated debate without shredding that trust.

    Obama has left no doubt that he is determined to change the balance on the Court for many years to come. On the GOP side, Donald Trump instantly recommended “delay, delay, delay” on any successor.

    Justice Scalia’s sudden passing may have been due to natural causes. But for the first time since the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King, Jr., many Americans are sincerely wondering what might have happened. They are not just on the paranoid fringe.

    President Obama is constantly claiming unconstitutional powers, something that Justice Scalia opposed with all the intellectual force at his command. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court itself has come under serious criticism ever since Chief Justice Roberts issued self-contradictory opinions favoring Obamacare. Hillary Clinton is being credibly accused of national security felonies as secretary of state, and the DOJ and FBI are said to be at odds on indicting Hillary. If she becomes president, there is likely to be a bloodbath in the permanent government in D.C. A perfect storm is rising in American politics.

    1. As we can tell from the jubilation on the left, Justice Scalia had hateful enemies, and he must have received death threats, which the FBI must now re-examine. The American public must also know on whose authority an obviously necessary post-mortem examination was avoided. The best way to restore public trust is to appoint a bipartisan congressional committee to oversee a medical pathology team.

      In the seven years of Obama, Washington, D.C. has become a city of fear. No one was afraid to smear and assault George W. Bush during his presidency. But Obama has been nearly immune – and it’s not just his magical charm. Obama and Jarrett use ruthless tactics to frighten the politicians in D.C. Some Democratic City Machines, including Chicago, have a long history of gang collusion. Saul Alinsky advocated a left-syndicate alliance in Chicago, and Alinsky wrote the political agitation manual for Obama and Hillary.

      None of this comes close to proving that Justice Scalia died from anything other than natural causes. We simply do not know at this point. But we can know the answer by conducting the appropriate post-mortem examination.

      It is only reasonable to insist on that.

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  56. No wonder you fucking people are crazy.