“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."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Larry Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Collin Powell says he is optimistic that the nuclear negotiations with Iran is ninety five percent complete, but what does lifting sanctions really mean?

Let’s see if the stupidity of the Republicans rises to the expected level that could screw this up. 


  1. This must be like the amnesty by executive order, or the raise in the Obamacare premiums, or the replacement of Eric Holder, something Obama wants to finish after the elections.

  2. Iran is building ICBMs. Not to hit Israel but Europe and the USA.

    Iran already has direct and proxy coverage of all of Israel to land a nuke on a warhead or from a truck.


      Pentagon Changes Its Assessment of Iran’s ICBM Prospects

      Laura Grego, senior scientist July 11, 2014

      Inside Defense reports that the Pentagon’s assessment of the Iranian intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) threat has changed substantially for the first time since 1999. The new assessment appears in the unclassified executive summary of the Pentagon’s January 2014 Annual Report on Military Power of Iran.

      A year ago, the 2013 report gave the Pentagon’s assessment that:
      “With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran may be technically capable of flight-testing an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States by 2015.”

      However, Inside Defense quotes the 2014 executive summary as saying instead that:

      “Iran has publicly stated it may launch a space launch vehicle by 2015 that could be capable of intercontinental ballistic missile ranges if configured as a ballistic missile.”

      Importantly, the 2014 statement does not speculate as to what Iran’s technical capability is, whether ballistic missile or the related technology, space launch. It only reports on Iran’s public statements about its space program intentions. This is really quite different from previous assessments.

    2. Jane's Intelligence Review

      Space oddity - New developments in Iran's missile and space infrastructure

      Satellite imagery has revealed a previously undisclosed rocket launching facility in northeastern
      Iran. IHS Jane's analyses the evidence and assesses whether the site is being designed as a test
      facility for Iran's ballistic missile programme, rather than for space-launch vehicles.


      Satellite imagery analysed by IHS Jane's has revealed a previously undisclosed Iranian rocket
      launching facility near the city of Shahrud in north-eastern Iran. This is the second known facility in Iran that will have the capacity to launch satellites into space, and plans for a third have been announced. Imagery analysis of the Shahrud site suggests it will be a strategic facility used to test ballistic missiles, leaving the other two sites free to handle Iran's ambitious programme of satellite launches.

      Hassan Rowhani was inaugurated as Iranian president on 4 August following his election victory on
      15 June. The comparatively more conciliatory tone adopted so far by Rowhani, the country's former
      chief nuclear negotiator, towards talks with the West has raised hopes of greater engagement, and
      the change in leadership has also refocused attention on the country's nuclear programmes.


  3. " Let’s see if the stupidity of the Republicans rises to the expected level that could screw this up. "

    The United States is being had, and it is not the Republicans that are too stupid. It is Deuce that is too stupid to see it.

  4. For Rufus -

    President Doofus

    >>>>The cost of supporting Obama is now greater than the cost of abandoning him.

    The cover-up for Obama is over. The man and his Administration are completely incompetent, so much so that most Democrats and media no longer try to defend him. Both are running from him as fast as they dare. The reluctance to abandon him earlier is understandable. Abandoning a President, particularly one of your own Party or one that you helped put in office, is difficult. Doing so can be dangerous. No one wants to be the first to embark on such a path.

    Waiting too long is also dangerous. Many previous supporters act as if they know they waited too long. As a result, both politicians and media now appear to be climbing over each other to get off the sinking Obama ship. It as if someone yelled "Fire" in a Democrat National Convention.<<<<

    By God, really ya gotta admire Rufus in a way.

    By God, he's not a rat. He's willing to go down with the sinking ship !!!!!!!

    1. blub blub blub


      (these are Ruf's last air bubbles)

  5. New Year Alert

    The Hindu New Year starts October 24.

    My Niece is performing some Hindu rituals at her apartment this weekend for her friends and is sending me pictures!

    I can't wait....

  6. Dem Senate Candidate in NC Skips Debate....................drudge

    Hagan chickens out.

  7. >>>>Psychopathy is the world's most destructive mental disorder. One percent of all people exhibit psychopathic traits. Psychopaths typically are subjects of hereditary or physical damage to their neurological systems, or severe psychological damage such as in cases of child abuse or neglect. Psychopathy is independent of any other trait: intelligence, background, profession, ethnicity, height, weight, you name it. Psychopathy is thought to be incurable at this time.

    Psychopathy is measured by Dr. Robert Hare's Psychopathy Check List (PCL) consisting of twenty-one items classified as either Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), criminal tendencies, or sexual immaturity. No one scores zero or maxes out on the PCL, most people score very low, and increasing scores indicate troubled individuals, criminals, and psychopaths.

    It is self-evident that totalitarian dictators are antisocial and narcissistic. Karl Marx himself exhibited many characteristics typical of psychopaths. Psychosis (insanity) is a thinking disorder and it is often confused with psychopathy, a personality disorder, but they are completely different and psychosis is not measured by the PCL.<<<

    October 22, 2014
    The Politics of Psychopathology
    By James G. Long

    Good long article about the psychopathology of Marxism and Islam.

  8. I find this rat free time of early morning entirely lovely and refreshing.

    But I'm going back to bed for a bit.

    Cheers !

  9. This article should please Deuce who has been arguing for a long time that Iran needs nuclear weapons for 'self defense' -

    Obama Offers to Let Iran Run Three Times as Many Nuke Centrifuges
    October 21, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 20 Comments

    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after nuclear talks in Geneva

    No Drama Obama. He gets all worked up when Jews move into Jerusalem, but he’s willing to let a few thousand centrifuges slip by him.

    This is a man with his priorities in order. And by priorities, I mean destroying Israel.

    The Obama administration has sweetened its offer to Iran in ongoing nuclear negotiations, saying it might accept Tehran operating 4,000 centrifuges, up from the previous 1,300, according to a semiofficial Iranian news agency.

    Mehr’s account quotes conservative Iranian lawmaker Javad Qoddoushi, a member of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee, which was briefed last weekend by Abbas Araqchi, a deputy foreign minister and nuclear negotiator.

    The article doesn’t specify when the administration unveiled its latest offer on centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes but also potentially for nuclear weapons. It may have come last Wednesday, when U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met in Vienna with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to try to end a five-month impasse in the talks.

    The White House and State Department declined to comment.

    Considering how State rushes to deny even true stories, that’s as good as a concession. But we know where this was heading. The negotiations were never more than a ploy to cripple Israeli action and American Jewish protests by playing a delaying game to let Iran get the bomb.

    Obama lost in Egypt. But he’s determined to let Iran go nuclear.


  10. (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters.

    They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress.

    Iraqi army tanks and armoured vehicles on Wednesday also fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said.

    The sources added that around 400 fighters amassed in the nearby towns of Fallujah and Karma the day before, piling pressure on the capital's western flank.

    Government forces fought back Islamic State outside Amiriya Fallujah - which faced a siege by the militants for much of this month and is the last government-controlled town before the key provincial city of Fallujah.

    Soldiers destroyed five of the fighters' vehicles, a security source said.

    There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties from the fighting there, but the militant advance appears to have been halted.

    Another battle between the two sides raged in the area around . . . . . .

    Stiffening Up?



  12. I see that our resident "Draft Dodger", Robert Peterson, is still trying to write imagery, without HTML.

    Would have thought that he'd have learned to utilize it by now.
    He is regressing, rather than progressing, mentally.
    Interesting to watch as 'Old Timers' ravages his cognizant abilities, he really should see a competent doctor.

    There is good news for him though ...
    His welfare benefit check will be going UP - UP - UP

    A whole 1.7% - the benevolence of the American people, on display once more.

    Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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    3. Feelings, nothing more than feelings ...

      Since that's all you've got, allen, here's a sing along for you

    4. Oh, allen ...
      I had this for you, too ..

      The 12 Unspoken Rules For Being A Liberal

      11) Feelings are more important than logic:
      Liberals base their positions on emotions, not facts and logic and then they work backwards to shore up their position. This is why it’s a waste of time to try to convince a liberal of anything based on logic. You don’t “logic” someone out of a position that he didn’t use “logic” to come up with in the first place.

    5. Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 10:32:00 AM EDT
      I see that our resident "Draft Dodger", Robert Peterson, is still trying to write imagery, without HTML.

      And that is germane to the topic of Iran how?

    6. allen was worried about his goat ...

      Curry Goat
      It takes a while to fix, but you and Robert have time, now that all you do is wait for that Federal benefit check to come.

      Total Time: 15 hr 30 min
      Prep: 30 min
      Inactive: 12 hr
      Cook: 3 hr

      Yield: 6 servings

      Level: Easy

      You ought to be able to handle it.

    7. Bob OreilleWed Oct 22, 07:33:00 AM EDT

      blub blub blub


      Iran? Bob don't care about Iran.

      heh, heh, heh

    Shots fired inside Canada parliament

    "On Tuesday a Muslim convert was killed by Quebec police after deliberately hitting two soldiers in his car, killing one and injuring another."

  14. Rat,

    I've wound you up; sing, sing, SING, my lovely.


    1. Jacks song?

      You can see him here:


    2. We only do clickable links, "O"rdure ...
      Sing it for us, will you please.

    3. You are a pathological liar.

      Even your next post:

      Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:10:00 AM EDT

      is NOT a clickable link….

      Jack Hawkins, can you actually say something that is not a lie?

    4. That's for you, "O"rdure, because YOU said that the links are not to be trusted.
      I wanted to be sure that you were able to see the source.

      I already had.

    5. You really had better Up Your Game, "O"rdure ...

      Or get back on the porch.

    6. when confronted with an error the narcissist cannot admit mistakes.

      He or she must wiggle wiggle wiggle.

      Like Eddie Haskell, Jack cannot tell the truth.

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    8. What in the world are you talking about, "O"rdure?

      Is there mold in bunker ... errr ... basement?

      Here we are, posting links just for you, and you re not at all appreciative, your momma, but she was old before her time.

    9. Is there mold in your bunker ... errr ... basement?



    Good news if it' true, but the article don't match the URL
    Have to go the the second photo in the slide show to find the cut line daa set.

    The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to Omran al-Zoubi, the country's information minister who spoke on Syrian TV late Tuesday, Oct. 21. 2014. Al-Zoubi said that Syrian aircraft bombed the jets as they were landing at Jarrah airbase in the eastern countryside of Aleppo province. He said the militants were able to hide a third jet, which the Syrian air force is now searching for.

    1. Have to go the the second photo in the slide show to find the cut line data set.

  16. From Fox News .. Your Saudi Arabian source for all that's 'Conservative"

    Junk and knockoffs: Iran's military weaponry panned

    Iran’s annual parade and commemoration of its 1980s war with Iraq featured the Islamic Republic’s most modern weaponry, an arsenal experts say is a collection of knockoffs, junk and gear suited for display only.

    “Sacred Defense Week,” which marks the beginning in 1980 of Iran’s long and bloody war with Iraq and began at the end of last month, features a nationwide parade, war remembrance gatherings and what the authoritative military blog War Is Boring called “theatrical unveiling events for new weaponry.”

    The oddest-looking tool in the Iranian military’s arsenal may be the armor-plated bus called Rategh, or “opener.” War is Boring described it as a fortified civilian bus with loudspeakers and a small plow mounted on the front, a vehicle best suited for democracy protests and not battlefield skirmishes.

    Tehran’s vaunted Shahed-285 attack helicopter, which the regime has touted for two decades, is a gilded Bell 206 ...

    The Iranians have nothing for US to be afraid of.
    The Fear Mongers are grasping at straws.

    Next they'll be telling US that the Kurds are a threat because they are allied with Iran, and have been for decades, now.

  17. ... a genuine case of occupation ... pathetic ... cycle of violence ... Send in Kerry ...
    EU to call on Russia to help stabilize Ukraine: statement

    "'The Russia Federation should respect Ukraine's national sovereignty and territorial integrity and contribute to the political stabilization and economic recovery of Ukraine,' EU leaders will say..."

    The Russians are stabilizing Ukraine.

  18. "Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:11:00 AM EDT

    We only do clickable links, "O"rdure ..."

    Rat follows this statement with this:

    “Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:10:00 AM EDT

    Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:20:00 AM EDT”

    Rat's inconsistencies strongly suggest a febrile relapse into that tropical disease he caught while serving in Central America. The Guatemala Guacamole Guano Kid is delirious.


  19. allen, you and "O"rdure are grasping at straws.

    If you wish to have Jack Hawkins or Rufus see the link, it should be clickable.
    Some readers appreciate it, too.

    But ...
    If Jack has already seen the content, or does not think it a link that Rufus would be interested in, he will often skip HTML coding it.
    When "O"rdure addresses a particular link to Jack Hawkins and does not bother to use HTML, well, Jack is not going to see it.

    If he had utilized a clickable link, Jack still was not going to see it, but that is another discussion, entirely.

    1. When you basement ... errr ... bunker dwellers quote fols, you really should italicize the quote.
      If it it is a real long cut and paste, sometimes it is understandable to not do that ...

      Bu you Social Network Commandos of the IDF never do.
      You guys don't even bother with quotation marks, or differentiate your writings from the quotes.

      Super duper sloppy, minimum wage work, at best.
      If you guys were one of my subcontractors, you'd be terminated.
      Bibi accepts slop, which may be why ...

      Israel would accept al-Qaeda operatives taking power in Syria.
      Israel prefers Daesh (al-Qeada) in Syria, over the Alawites, Christians and their Kurdish allies

      That's how to do a clickable link.

    2. When you basement ... errr ... bunker dwellers quote folks, you really should italicize the quote.

    3. "Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:11:00 AM EDT

      We only do clickable links, "O"rdure ..."

      Rat follows this statement with this:

      “Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:10:00 AM EDT

      Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 11:20:00 AM EDT”

      Rat's inconsistencies strongly suggest a febrile relapse into that tropical disease he caught while serving in Central America. The Guatemala Guacamole Guano Kid is delirious.


      I can do this all day, Foo.

  20. Back to Iran, the Kurds and their long alliance.
    Why does Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson hold a soft spot in his heart for terrorists that are allied with Iran and have been for decades?

    Iranian military advisors organised the Kurds into raiding parties of 12 guerrillas, which would attack Iraqi command posts, troop formations, infrastructure (including roads and supply lines), and government buildings.

    The oil refineries of Kirkuk became a favourite target, and were often hit by homemade Peshmerga rockets.

    These were the same type of 'homemade' rockets used by Palestinians.
    Kurds = Palestinians, yet Robert despises one group and lauds the other.
    Both were attacking regimes with 'homemade rockets', regimes that the US had or has 'Special Relationships' with.

    Old Timers, it is taking it's toll.

  21. Michael Brown grows from gang banger to Palestinian icon.

    "The video at Ferguson, shot by Bassem Masri a local activist, includes Masri and others accusing CNN of lying about the Michael Brown case and supporting 'Zionists.'”

      Autopsy: Michael Brown Shot Up Close

      Brown was a thug. Wait until his juvenile record is leaked.

    2. HTML for Dummies
      it's available on E-Bay, often for under $1.00.
      Plus shipping and handling, of course.

      Not sure what it'd cost to ship it to Tel Aviv.

    3. Just tell me your unit in Central America, GGGK, and I'll send a copy. I'll throw in a free copy of a third-grade English composition book.

    4. Allen,

      Jack reminds me of those in Ferguson that are fixated on Jews, aipac and Israel.

    5. .

      I'll throw in a free copy of a third-grade English composition book.

      Better make that a free copy of a third-grade 'English as a Second Language' composition book.


    6. ... sorry ... Having made that point several times in the past, I overlooked its significance on this occasion. I will be more observant in future.



  23. To me, This is the most interesting news of the morning;

    at 12:00 yesterday, Thermal (nat gas and coal) in California was producing 1,295 Megawatts,

    while Renewables were producing 8,031 Megawatts!

    Even when you add in "Imported," California was consuming more Renewable-produced Electricity than electricity from ALL other sources, including Large Hydro.


    1. should have been "than from all other sources, Combined

    2. The 21st Century - due to arrive in your state at any time. :)

    Passengers Run Over in Jerusalem Attack

    "A total of eight people were wounded, including a baby who's in critical condition. Hamas has reportedly taken credit for the attack."

  25. Ah, that was a nice sleep.

    Say, speaking of Iran, the mullahs/government are turning facial acid attacks into an approved method of woman control there these days.

    Wave of Acid Attacks in Iran
    October 22, 2014 by Majid Rafizadeh 12 Comments

    Majid Rafizadeh, an Iranian-American political scientist and scholar, is president of the International American Council and serves on the board of the Harvard International Review at Harvard University. Rafizadeh is also a senior fellow at the Nonviolence International Organization based in Washington, DC and is a member of the Gulf project at Columbia University. He can be reached at Follow Rafizadeh at @majidrafizadeh.

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    bbbunnamed“I was never more scared than I am now. I am scared of going to class, doing normal chores, driving a car, and even walking in the street. I am really afraid of motorcycles. Do you know what will happen to my life if one of these people throw acid in my face?” Azita, a university student in Isfahan, anxiously told me. Her neighborhood, Jolfa, has become a target of a new wave of acid attacks against young girls. Women are not even safe in their cars, as the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) has reported that in October 15, witnesses saw an incident of an acid assault by a motorcyclist on a 27-year-old woman who was in the car with her car window left open.

    I was born in this neighborhood — to be more specific, in Hakim Nezami — and lived in this area of Isfahan for two years of my youth. Although the issue of acid attacks against women has been prevalent, and on the rise, particularly in countries such as India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, I have never heard of acid being a threat or an issue targeting women in the Islamic Republic until these recent developments.

    Reportedly, a series of acid attacks mainly by motorcyclists has been carried out against Iranian women because they were badly veiled and their hijabs did not meet the Islamic dress code of the Islamic Republic. The acid assaults in countries such as India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan have been more aimed at female victims, who, according to the aggressors, cause their family to lose honor due to premarital sex or “indecent behavior” with the opposite sex.

    According to the imposed dress code of the Islamic Republic of Iran, women are supposed to wear a complete hijab, preferably a black chador, which covers their heads, necks, and bodies. The cloth should be loose in order to not expose the frame of the body. As a result, anything beside this criteria is marked as a bad hijab. The punishment for not wearing the hijab has ranged from arrests to lashings, fines, torture, and imprisonment. In the beginning years of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and 1980 when the hijab was imposed, secular female movements protested but many women were stabbed as a result. The fear and use of brutal force centralized the dress code imposed by the Iranian regime.

    1. The overwhelming majority of Iranian women opposed this forceful theocratic law by pushing the boundaries set by the state. Over the years, they have slightly changed the dress code by wearing colorful, small, and thin veils, which hardly cover the hair and exposes some hair in the front and back. In addition, young girls have been slightly exposing some skin (ankles, arms, etc.), along with wearing tight coats, shirts, and clothing that reaches mid-thigh.

      Since millions of girls across the country have been resisting the theocratic and Islamic social order, the government has found it impossible to arrest all these women and put them in jail. Notwithstanding this fact, the Iranian regime has had moral and Islamic vigilantes in the streets, who randomly arrest and drag women to the police station and the “Amre Be Maroof va Nahi az Monkar” office: the Center for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

      The major question to address is why and who these abusers are who are attacking innocent women with acid for not wearing the hijab properly? From my perspective, and having lived in the Islamic Republic, I do not think that ordinary Iranian people, even the religious ones who are not connected to the government, would commit such acts. Culturally, socially, and historically speaking, acid attacks have never been a method of torturing innocent women for not complying with dress code in the Iranian society. Iranian citizens are well educated and many of them favor Western secular ways of living to the status quo and theocratic, authoritarian Islamic rule.

      One speculation and presumption behind these egregious human rights abuses can be traced to the Iranian regime itself. Under the presidency of the “moderate” cleric, Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian parliament has recently given more power to moral police, vigilante Islamic groups, and moral patrols in the streets, by passing laws that grant freer rein to these groups to monitor and spy on the society. Some of these powerful moral and militant groups, which have gained more power from the Iranian parliament, are Basij and Ansar e Hezbollah (the Supporters of the Party of God).

      Some motorcyclists have been noted to ride large bikes and have conservative appearances. Some motorcyclists are also causing women to believe their faces are being burned by throwing water and cleansers into their faces. This is more a method of imposing fear in the society. Outrageously, militant and fundamentalist groups such as the Basij, Ansar e Hezbollah, intelligence, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, view women’s improper dress as the underlying reason behind these acts against them. As a result, for them these kind of egregious abuses are totally justified.

      Since the Islamic Republic is incapable of controlling and imprisoning millions of women who are challenging the Islamic power structures of the regime, the acid attacks might be a new method employed by governmental vigilante groups to impose fear in the society, particularly in women, and coerce women to comply with the Islamic dress code of the Islamic Republic.

    2. Does anyone recall the acid attack method of woman control ever being used by Jews in Israel?

      Frankly, I don't.

    3. The animal control officers in Coeur d'Alene Idaho treat the free roaming dogs much better than women are treated in Arab/Moslem countries.

    4. They wouldn't mistreat the mutts anyway, but if they ever did, they'd have the ASPCA up their ass immediately.

    5. No, you're correct Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, the Israeli use high explosives and bullets, not acid.
      The Israeli shoot to kill, not disfigure.

      Both camps are despicable, utilizing weapons of terror, on innocent civilians, women, children, old folks like you.


    6. Don’t refer to any Kurds as a dog or a mother of a dog. Dogs are reviled in Kurdish culture.

    7. Bob,

      Re: Acid attacks

      No, even the sometimes lunatic "ultra" orthodox have not stooped to that level of depravity. Jews have never used their women and children as human shields as do GGGK's and Deuce's brave Islamic warriors.

  26. My son in Lexington, Kentucky reports that McConnell is going to win the Senate contest there. He has promised to vote.

  27. Scott Brown gains on Shaheen in N.H.

    Dare we hope?

    Yes, but not a lot.

  28. "Turkey’s real Kurdish problem
    Adnan Khan
    Contributed to The Globe and Mail
    Published Wednesday, Oct. 22 2014, 3:00 AM EDT

    Adnan Khan is a writer and photographer who lives in Istanbul and Islamabad.

    There was little joy among Turkey’s Kurds when U.S. warplanes started dropping bombs on the Islamic State in Syria. Their reaction was surprising to say the least: For weeks, Kurds had been protesting in Istanbul and in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast against the lack of support their fellow Kurds were receiving in Kobani, the besieged city just across the border in Syria.

    Kobani was surrounded on three sides, with the only safe route in or out being north to Turkey. But the Turkish army had sealed the border. The city’s defenders, a local Syrian Kurdish militia, the armed wing of the Democratic Union Party, begged for international assistance. When U.S. bombings and supply drops finally helped push back the Islamic State’s advance, the Kurds were saved from a likely massacre.

    The intervention should have sparked celebration, but the protests continued, with Kurds lashing out at the Islamic State and condemning Turkey’s actions. More significantly, the protesters railed against the United States and its allies, including Canada, denouncing Western imperialism and capitalism.

    The protesters were largely socialists, a virulent strain of whom remain widespread among Turkey’s Kurds. Their anger did not stem from ethnic nationalism but political ideology. A revolution is under way in Kobani, they say, and everyone – the West, the Islamic State, Arab countries, the Turkish government – is trying to suppress it.

    Their version of events is worrying. Turkey experienced years of political violence after a peace process with its Kurdish minority collapsed in 1993. Radical leftists, mostly Kurds sympathetic to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (the PKK), battled ultranationalist Turks and Islamists calling themselves the Turkish Hezbollah. The government of the day, heavily influenced by the military, was suspected of manipulating the Islamists and nationalists in an attempt to crush the PKK-led insurgency.

    Those were dark days. Thousands of Kurds died and hundreds of thousands were displaced after the military razed as many as 3,000 southeastern villages suspected of supporting the PKK. “It was like a mob war,” says Tolga Baysal, an Istanbul filmmaker who lived through those times. “Hezbollah was kidnapping and assassinating suspected PKK members; the PKK was doing the same to Hezbollah.”

    Now, history appears to be repeating itself. Another Kurdish peace process is on the verge of collapse. The Turkish Hezbollah is back, reinvigorated by what they view as an Islamic revival in Syria and Iraq, as well as the conservative proclivities of the current Turkish government. Kobani has re-energized Turkey’s radical left, inspired by the Democratic Union Party, which announced last September that it would be setting up the perfect socialist society in Kobani. Once again, the government is reaching out to ultra-nationalists to counter them.

    According to the prevailing narrative, the Kurdish desire for ethnic and cultural self-determination has been reawakened by events in Syria. But this is oversimplification. The escalating conflict has more to do with political ideology – a radical socialism at odds with Turkey’s burgeoning capitalist project and the Islamist-rooted government leading it.

    Indeed, Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) has made significant progress over the past decade in granting cultural rights to Kurds. A great deal of work remains to be done, but it’s no longer illegal to call oneself a Kurd or to refer to a space called Kurdistan. A limited number of Kurdish-language TV stations have been issued broadcasting licences and large-scale development projects in the southeast have improved Kurds’ economic lot.


    1. But the Democratic Union Party and the PKK have a much wider agenda, which militants explained to me in 2006, when I visited their base in the Qandil mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan.

      “The revolution begins with the people,” I was told. “This is what distinguishes our socialism from any other socialist movement: individual action. The people must take responsibility for their lives. Try to imagine it: Power emanating from the bottom up, from the people to the government administration in a way that reduces the political leadership to a co-ordinating role. This is the PKK’s vision.”

      During the week I spent with the revolutionaries, I saw firsthand what their utopia might look like: a rigidly organized society where everything was shared, gender roles were eliminated and revolutionary ideals were indoctrinated. According to leaders, this was only the beginning.

      “Ours is a global movement, not just limited to the region,” they said. “But we focus on the Middle East as a starting point. We will change the sociopolitical landscape of the Middle East as an example for the rest of the world.”

      Now, that revolutionary project has found its historic moment: the Arab Spring. In the predominantly Kurdish neighbourhood of Okmeydani in Istanbul, the signs are all there: Graffiti announcing the resurgence of people power, hammers and sickles crudely drawn up with bright red paint, images of Che Guevara alongside Kurdish revolutionaries. “Kobani is our Stalingrad,” reads one common slogan.

      “The Islamic State is not alone,” one leftist demonstrator told me. “The Islamic State is attacking a revolution. … This is not a struggle against the Islamic State. It’s a struggle against the system and its supporters, including the Turkish state as well as a mix of others: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, England, France, the USA. All of these imperialist and capitalist systems should be opposed.”

      For Turkey’s government, this sort of fervour threatens to tear down years of capitalist enterprise and return Turkey to the bloodshed and economic ruin of the 1990s. In their calculation, the Islamic State is the lesser threat. Turkey’s radical left, which happens to be Kurdish, is the Pandora’s Box – a lid to be kept closed at any cost."

    2. Re: "Turkey’s burgeoning capitalist project and the Islamist-rooted government leading it"

      This has got to be in the top 10 of oxymoronic statements of the week. Turkey's oligarchic, kleptocratic economy would have collapsed long ago were it not for the "black economy" (Saudi Arabia et al) which feeds Turkey billions in off the books payola.

      For one of the best analyses on the Turkish economy, see:
      Erdoğan’s Flying Carpet Unravels

    3. .

      Good article, Ash.

      Those that speak of 'THE KURDS' and assume they are some homogenous group scattered over four nations, all with the same views, political philosophies, and motivations are kind of fooling themselves. A couple of months ago there was a discussion here with some trying to minimize the terrorist activities of the PKK. They were also suggesting that it was time for 'the Kurds' to get their own homeland. I pointed out the that the odds of that happening across the four countries that make up 'Kudistan' were slim to none. In doing so I listed the various political parties in each of the four countries and the aims that drive them.


    4. .

      While I consider Michael Rubin a hack for Israel, when not specifically talking about them, he does make some interesting points,

      The problem is this: While to most American audiences the Kurds might simply be the Kurds, they are divided politically, linguistically, and culturally. In short, the United States now works closely with Iraqi Kurds, but labels the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a terrorist group. Herein lies the problem: Masud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, may depict himself and may be considered by some American officials to be a Kurdish nationalist leader, but his popularity is largely limited to two Iraqi provinces: Duhok and Erbil. And even in Erbil, his popularity is tenuous.

      The imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan remains the most popular figure among Turkey’s Kurds, enjoying the support of perhaps 90 percent of Syrian Kurds, whereas Barzani barely musters 10 percent popularity there. Whereas Turkey long sought to declare Öcalan irrelevant, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reconfirmed Öcalan as the paramount Kurdish leader in Turkey when he had his administration negotiate a ceasefire with the imprisoned Kurdish leader. This may not have been Erdoğan’s intention, but it was the result. The irony here for Turkish nationalists is that Erdoğan was likely never sincere about achieving peace with the Kurds, or at least with those Kurds who continued to embrace ethnicity rather than Sunni Islam as their predominant identity. After all, every Erdoğan outreach to the Kurds occurred in the months before elections, and was abandoned in the weeks following them, when Erdoğan no longer needed Kurdish electoral support.

      Even as Erdoğan now acquiesces to some support for the besieged Kurds of Kobane, he seeks to limit the provision of that support to his allies among Barzani’s peshmerga, never mind that KDP peshmerga would be out of place in Syria and do not have the skill or dedication that the PKK’s Syrian peshmerga, the YPG, have exhibited. If Erdoğan thinks Barzani’s peshmerga can save him, he is kidding himself: As soon as those Kurdish fighters enter Syria, they will subordinate themselves to the YPG which know the ground and are, at this point, better motivated and more skilled.

      Erdoğan continues to insist that there is no difference in his mind between the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the PKK: To the Turkish President, they’re all terrorists. Evidently, however, the American position is shifting. Obama has insisted that he approve every military operation in Syria. This is why the recent airdrop of supplies to Kobane is so important: That airdrop directly assists the PYD, YPG, and the PKK. In effect, Obama is now aiding a group that his State Department still designates a terrorist group...


    5. Terrorist groups, radicalized politicos and allies of Assad and Iran ...

      ... , we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed by Iran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran.”
      Even if the other “bad guys” were affiliated with al-Qaeda.
      “We understand that they are pretty bad guys,”

      - Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren

  29. DEBBIE KEEPS HER DISTANCE...................drudge

    Even that airhead Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Slutz is running from, hiding from Obama these days.

    Only The Brave and Lonely Rufus remains admirably True to the Faith.

    (take off on the title of a book by Ed Abby)

    1. Ed Abby was from Ohio, of all places. He left for the West, then went back to die.

      His brother had remained in Ohio.

    2. .

      The only imaginable upside to having the airhead GOP run both Houses of Congress would be to have old Deb eat here words.


  30. Vote All You Want—The Secret Government Won’t Change

    The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.

    The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

    But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.

    Why did the face in the Oval Office change but the policies remain the same? Critics tend to focus on Obama himself, a leader who perhaps has shifted with politics to take a harder line. But Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon has a more pessimistic answer: Obama couldn’t have changed policies much even if he tried.

  31. Is Canadian parliament shooting a terrorist attack?
    posted at 1:01 pm on October 22, 2014 by Noah Rothman

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    The situation in Canada is still developing and many reports regarding the violence in Canada are unconfirmed, but what is known is that at least one police officer was wounded when a shooter attacked him at the war memorial in Ottawa. What was described as a “lone gunman” then entered Canada’s parliament building where this person engaged in a firefight with police before he or she was incapacitated.

    It seems that early reports which indicated the attack on parliament was the work of a “lone gunman” were inaccurate. At least one Canadian police official told an MSNBC anchor that multiple suspects were involved in the initial incident. He described the attackers as “numerous.”

    Police sources later confirmed this source’s claim:

    Speaking to MSNBC, Canadian Senator George Baker described what he believed were multiple attackers wearing all black with white bandannas across their face. “This was a concerted effort on the part of terrorists here in Canada,” he said.

    Ed Morrissey has posted a video which emerged from the scene that purportedly features the exchange of gunfire between Canadian police and the gunman in the parliament building.

    In response to this attack, Canadian officials closed all police and military bases across the country. In Ottawa, the American embassy has also been placed on lock down.

    Earlier this month, Canadian authorities broke up what was described as an “ISIS-inspired” plot which would have targeted Canadians and Americans at shopping malls. The plot was described as similar to what occurred in Parliament; a low-technology assault using knives and guns.

    Just two days ago, two Canadian soldiers were run down by a suspect described as a radicalized Muslim convert near Montreal. One of the soldiers who were attacked was killed.

    In response to this uptick in threats and violence, Canada raised its terrorism alert. “This level means that intelligence has indicated that an individual or group within Canada or abroad has the intent and capability to commit an act of terrorism,” a Canadian official said.

    This assault also comes in the wake of massive counterterrorism raids in Australia which were designed to intercept similarly ISIS-inspired low-tech attacks on civilians.

    These attacks come just weeks after Islamic State militants urged Muslims worldwide to execute attacks just like these in response to the Western air campaign in Iraq and Syria by executing similar low-tech attacks.

    It is too early to definitively suggest that this has been a terrorist attack, but this attack closely mirrors what public reports warned an ISIS-inspired attack would look like.

    UPDATE: The honor guardsman who was shot this morning while standing watch over the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa has died, according to reports.

  32. Autopsy shows Michael Brown shot twice at close range
    posted at 9:31 am on October 22, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

    When exactly did the shooting begin in the deadly confrontation that has fueled riots and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri? The results of the forensic investigation show that the first shots came in the police car as part of the struggle claimed by the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown, which tends to corroborate his version of the events that resulted in the death of the teen, a version first reported by the New York Times last week. That may not be enough to get Darren Wilson entirely off the hook, however:

    The official autopsy and toxicology report on Michael Brown shows he was first shot at close range and had marijuana in his system. Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has told investigators that Brown went for his gun inside the police vehicle. The autopsy shows two close-range wounds, one of which has discharge material inside it consistent with a shot as close as one inch. Brown’s blood was also found on the gun. The evidence supports Wilson’s claim that Brown’s hand was on or near his gun. A forensic pathologist who reviewed the autopsy says the wounds don’t show that Brown was running away or had his hands up. The wound at the top of his head indicate he was falling forward or lunging toward the shooter. A shot in the arm exited from the inner forearm, indicating his palms were not out when he was hit, the pathologist said.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s report is behind a pay wall (the summary above comes from the Daily Beast link), but the New York Daily News picked it up as well:

    A source familiar with Wilson’s version of events, as told to investigators, said the ‘incredibly strong’ teen punched Wilson and then pressed the barrel of the cop’s gun against the officer’s hip and fought for control of the trigger, the Post-Dispatch said. …

    1. Separately, St. Louis medical examiner Dr. Michael Graham – not part of the official investigation – reviewed the autopsy report on Tuesday and told the Post-Dispatch its finding “does support that there was a significant altercation at the car.”

      A forensic pathologist in San Francisco, Dr. Judy Melinek, said the autopsy “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound.”

      This fits Wilson’s version of events, which claims that the shooting started in the car and that Brown took off only to charge at him again in the street. Brown’s blood was not just on the gun, but also inside the patrol car, neither of which would have happened had the shooting all been in the street. Not only does that refute some of the claims made from the Brown family’s private autopsy report, but Melinek asserts that the “hands up, don’t shoot” posture adopted by Ferguson protesters may not have any connection to what actually happened in the shooting:

      Melinek also said Brown was facing the officer, not running away, when he was shot twice in the head, twice more in the chest and once in the upper right arm, according to the Post-Dispatch. …

      The shooting stirred three months of unrest in the St. Louis area and gave rise to a popular chant among protesters: “Hands up, don’t shoot.”

      This may explain why the Department of Justice has shown significant reluctance to charge Wilson with civil-rights violations. The NYT story on Friday afternoon — a typical Friday-night news dump for this kind of bad news for an administration — alluded to some of the facts that emerged in the Post-Dispatch report this morning. The fact that Brown’s blood was found in the patrol car was in the third paragraph, while the Times buried the lede a bit farther in paragraph seven:

      The officials said that while the federal investigation was continuing, the evidence so far did not support civil rights charges against Officer Wilson. To press charges, the Justice Department would need to clear a high bar, proving that Officer Wilson willfully violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights when he shot him.

      If the fight started in the car and Brown made a play for the gun, then it’s not a civil-rights case. That doesn’t mean the final shots were necessarily justified, though, which is an issue for the local grand jury to consider. CNN’s legal analyst lays out the problem for Wilson:

      “That tends to support any testimony that there was some kind of scuffle in the police car,” CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos said. “And if so, that tends to support Officer Wilson’s testimony and his justification for using deadly force.”

      But Cevallos said the details about Brown’s blood on the officer’s gun and on his uniform might only go so far in helping the officer’s case.

      “Ultimately, that officer will have to come up with justification not for firing his gun the first time, but for each and every bullet that came out of his firearm — whether at the car or away from the car,” he said.

      That’s true, as police officers (like private citizens) have to stop shooting when the threat is neutralized. But that will very much depend on what actually happened when Brown turned around on that street. If he had his hands up in a surrender pose as Ferguson protesters claim, then Wilson will still face prosecution for homicide in some form. If these autopsy results show Brown was charging after originally attempting to go for Wilson’s gun in the initial struggle, though, it will be impossible for courts to conclude that Wilson couldn’t have found that to be a reasonable threat to his safety, especially after being injured in the initial assault. Small wonder that the DoJ wants to wash its hands of the Brown case, and to do so as quietly as possible.

    2. That lovely fellow, The Gentle Giant, who had just robbed a convenience store, roughing up the aged diminutive shopkeeper in the process, was struggling for Officer Wilson's gun with his hands in the Police car when he was first shot.

      Let the rioting begin !

      First target - the liquor stores.....

    3. The officer will not be indicted. As to the scum of Ferguson, Missouri has a National Guard.

      "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
      ___John Adams

    4. The autopsy will show that Brown's arms were not elevated.

      The officer will not be indicted.

      At some point, young master Brown's juvenile record will be leaked. He was a scumbag, just as young master Martin.

  33. Reuters - ‎

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic ...

    1. Showing that the long arm of the law and due process still prevail in the USA.

    2. There are those, right here, on this blog that will be incarcerated for war crimes before it's over...


  34. Krauthammer extends a little sympathy to President Precious -




    Poor Precious, poor poor Precious.

    1. (there are old Greeks myths about his sort of thing)

  35. Cuomo Sells Only 945 Copies of Book; Paid Over $700,000 Advance

    Publisher HarperCollins is News Corporation's book publishing division.
    Rupert Murdock and his Saudi partners are way behind the curve when it comes to buying US politicians.
    Leslie Moonves will do so much better, having bought Hillary.

  36. First they came for the marijuana, now they want to outlaw tobacco.

    The Lubbock City Council will meet this week and could vote to approve an ordinance that would ban smoking in all bars and restaurants across the city. The ordinance would not only apply to cigarettes and other forms of tobacco, but to e-cigarettes and vapor as well. The proposed language would also regulate drivers who smoke in certain circumstances.

    An organization called the West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition has been in the planning process and attending city council meetings for months. The group is led by Lubbock Attorney Matthew Harris and claim that they are pursuing an expanded smoking ban in Lubbock in order to protect the health of employees at bars and restaurants. Lubbock already has a smoking ban in place at restaurants but Harris and his organization which has been supported by the American Cancer Society, believe the current ordinance does not go far enough.

    The proposed language of the ordinance to be voted on during Thursday’s council meeting is much more far reaching than had been anticipated. The proposed smoking ban would ban all products with tobacco and nicotine including the very popular e-cigarettes and vapor which are two products that are popular among ex-tobacco users. The ordinance would impact all businesses in the city of Lubbock with employees.

    1. Director of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington will testify Monday that marijuana — real name, “cannabis” — is not the demon drug the federal government makes it out to be. Accepted science does not justify the listing of cannabis as a dangerous “Schedule I” substance, many say.

      “[I]t is my considered opinion that including marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is counter to all the scientific evidence in a society that uses and values empirical evidence,” Dr. Hart declared. “After two decades of intense scientific inquiry in this area, it has become apparent the current scheduling of cannabis has no footing in the realities of science and neurobiology.”

      This is an unprecedented hearing, writes cannabis law reform advocate Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML.

      “This is the first time in recent memory that a federal judge has granted an evidentiary hearing on a motion challenging the statute which classifies cannabis to be one of the most dangerous illicit substances in the nation.”

      Attorneys Zenia Gilg and Heather Burke write that “In effect, the action taken by the Department of Justice is either irrational, or more likely proves … [that] marijuana does not fit the criteria of a Schedule I Controlled Substance.”

      Testimony for the evidentiary hearing of United States v. Pickard, et. al., should last three days.


  37. How General Dynamics Just Got A $600 Million Check From Uncle Sam, Courtesy Of ISIS

    Obama administration is about to give its latest puppet government in Iraq some $600 million

    As Reuters reports, the U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defense capability.

    Who is General Dynamics?

  38. He's the dynamic son of one Lester Crown.

    Together they run the entire Earth.

    1. From the looks of it, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, it looks more like he has a conduit to the US Treasury.
      Influences policy in such a way as he and his profit from it.

      The personification of the Military Industrial Complex, the MIC that Ike warned US would slowly accumulate power and deprive the people of the US of their basic liberties. Which it has.

    2. Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 04:30:00 PM EDT
      From the looks of it, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson

      Jack "self confessed killer of non-civilians" Hawkins says: The personification of the Military Industrial Complex, the MIC that Ike warned US would slowly accumulate power and deprive the people of the US of their basic liberties. Which it has.

      And yet he also brags that he made his living/fortune from that same Military Industrial Complex, same as Deuce.

  39. "There was an offensive action by the enemy in the vicinity of Mosul dam, a combination of US air strikes and Iraqi forces were able to repel that," spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters.

    US and coalition warplanes conducted 12 bombing raids on Tuesday and Wednesday against the IS group near . . . . . .


    1. U.S. forces, in coordination with Iraqi ground troops, also conducted six air strikes against the militant group in Iraq near Fallujah and Bayji with help from France and the United Kingdom, Central Command said.

      They done lost that damn dam

      France, UK, and U.S. is a pretty strong headline (to me, at least.)

  40. "It is quite possible to imagine that some leaders in the region cited the Israel-Palestine issue. They face social unraveling on a scale not seen in the region since the Mongol invasion. They are submerged by a human tsunami, and might as well blame the Jews. Or the bicycle riders."
    Does Kerry Think that 18 Million Muslim Refugees Are Irrelevant to ISIS?

    1. How could he?

      Kerry doesn't think.

    2. Bob,

      This is what Ferguson is dealing with at the moment. Dr. King would be proud.
      Just Guess What Ferguson Police Found on Missouri Democrat Who Has Sponsored Several ‘Anti-Gun’ Bills…

      "Nasheed was carrying a loaded 9mm handgun and extra rounds of ammunition, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. She also refused to take a breathalyzer test after officers determined she 'smelled strongly of intoxicants,'”

    3. At least didn't shoot anyone, like VP Cheney did, after 'a couple drinks'.

      Secret Service agents say Cheney was drunk when he shot lawyer
      By Doug Thompson

      A written report from Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Dick Cheney when he shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington on a hunting outing two weeks ago says Cheney was "clearly inebriated" at the time of the shooting.

      Agents observed several members of the hunting party, including the Vice President, consuming alcohol before and during the hunting expedition, the report notes, and Cheney exhibited "visible signs" of impairment, including slurred speech and erratic actions, the report said.
      According to those who have read the report and talked with others present at the outing, Cheney was drunk when he gunned down his friend and the day-and-a-half delay in allowing Texas law enforcement officials on the ranch where the shooting occurred gave all members of the hunting party time to sober up.

    4. Doctors tell me that someone like Cheney, who is taking blood thinners because of his history of heart attacks, could get legally drunk now after consuming just one drink.

      That is what the United States had to "Deal With" for years and years...
      Drunks and 'Dry Drunks' in the Oval Office.

      The dry drunk may display superiority
      Superiority or grandiosity basically means a return to a self-centered, ‘the world revolves around’ me attitude. Chemically dependent people are self-centered in the extreme, as any therapist or psychiatrist is quick to observe.

      - See more at:

    5. Jack HawkinsWed Oct 22, 04:36:00 PM EDT
      At least didn't shoot anyone, like VP Cheney did, after 'a couple drinks'.

      No you shot people stone cold sober...

      You call them "non-civilians"...

      Hmm, Hamas uses that same rational when smashing the brains out of 5 month old Jewish babies.

      Tell us, were any of the "non-civilians" under the age of 3?

  41. Why wouldn't those the knew that the ISraeli had been planning for thirty years to destabilize the ISlamic Arc not blame the ISraeli as the destabilization occurs?

    Those that remember, or just know about the the “Patra” or the "Lavon Affair" would be hard pressed to believe that the ISraeli had 'Changed Their Ways' and no longer use false flag operations against those that are perceived to be the enemy by the Zionists.

    1. Even if the ISraeli were blameless in the current situation, their prior planning and published works would lead those that believed the ISraeli to be competent to the obvious conclusion that the ISraeli had implemented their plans.

    2. Even if you learned to write properly, and call Israel, "Israel", we all remember how your words, actions and deeds to delegitimize anything Jewish, Zionist or Israel is constant.

      You are a self confessed Israel hating, Zionist bashing, Judaism troll of a person. Why would we give ANYTHING you say about any topic any weight?

    3. Wrong, again, "O"rdure.

      Delegitimatize 'Jewish', I can't even get you self-proclaimed Jews to fully define what"Jewish" means. Race, religion, Tribe, no one will provide us with a definitive answer. So I cannot delegitimize what you cannot legitimize.

      Israel, it is an Apartheid state that has delegitimized itself

      Zionist bashing, yep, it is as despicable an ideology as NAZIism or Communism.
      I that I merely echo the words of a Holocaust Survivor

      “To me the Zionists, who want to go back to the Jewish state of A.D. 70 (destruction of Jerusalem by Titus) are just as offensive as the Nazis.

      With their nosing after blood, their ancient "cultural roots," ...
      their partly canting, partly obtuse winding back of the world they are altogether a match for the National Socialists.

      That is the fantastic thing about the National Socialists,...
      that they simultaneously share in a community of ideas with Soviet Russia and with Zion.”

      ― Victor Klemperer, I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941

      I don't hate ISrael, I merely detest the regime that rules it.
      Zionism deserves to be bashed, it is the same same NAZIsim, see Victor Kemper, above.
      Judaism, that is a separate thing from Zionism or ISrael.

      Why would you give my opinions weight, I don't know, you are the one who continues to respond, continues to lie, cheat, and fabricate to make any point you think pertinent to the discussion.

    4. I respond to you, like I respond when I see a floating turd in a toilet, I want to flush it.

      You are that TURD of the blog.

      A human piece of worthless shit.

    5. Zionism deserves to be bashed, it is the same same NAZIsim

      If that was so? You'd have been executed already.

    Kevin Vickers: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    Do not screw around with old guys with guns and the skill to use them. They will kill, as our young Muslim convert learned (can you say that about a dead guy ... Meh...). Sadly, a young soldier was killed beforehand by the bastard son of Allah.

    1. Canada is a member of the Coalition at war with Daesh.
      What appears to be a 'member' of that terrorist group attacked legitimate military targets in Canada.
      A soldier in uniform and the members of the Canadian government.

      Whether or not the terrorist was a bastard, allen must have some 'insider' information.

      Maybe allen was part of the Mossad team that trained the terrorist, who can say just where allen gets his data sets.

    2. "War is Hell" especially when it comes to the "Home Front".

      Very limited collateral damage, up there in Canada.
      The Canucks drew 'first blood', did they think they joined up for a 'cake walk'?

      Why that soldier on guard duty had a weapon, with no ammo ...
      Bad tactics for an Army at war.

    3. Correction: The Canadians left for Iraq, yesterday, so while they have not drawn 'first blood' their intent to bleed the Daesh was clear.

    4. An American of dubious national decent, he called himself a "palestinian", decided today was the day to murder Jews in Jerusalem for Allah.

      He nailed a baby and some adults, but the baby died.

      Not to worry, it was just a worthless Jew baby. But I have heard that it was worth $40,000 to be paid to his family by Hamas.

      After all, what right do Jews have walking, let alone being born in Jerusalem.

      What would King David or Jesus say?

      Fucking Jews.

  43. "But now it’s don’t wear your uniform, don’t fly the flag, cancel your Facebook accounts. Take away the sentry at the Canadian War memorial. ‘Someone’ might shoot him. (Hat tip Dr. Mabuse)

    A top military official Tuesday warned soldiers in Canada’s eastern provinces to avoid wearing their uniforms in public out of fear of being targeted in the wake of deadly attacks on personnel in Quebec and Ontario.

    In an email titled “urgent measures,” Rear Admiral John Newton – who commands the Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic, a combined 23,000 personnel – tells soldiers 'to restrict movement in uniform in public as much as possible.'

    The note also asks personnel to stay in their respective buildings for the time being and to get the message out quickly, according to the Halifax Herald News. The email was sent out about an hour after a series of reported shootings in Ottawa.

    Civilizations run on the basis of dishonesty are a little like the jokester’s vision of hell. It seems the Devil ushered one of the damned into the caverns of the underworld. There, the condemned man beheld a limitless lake of ordure, the future scene of his punishment, in which each of the sufferers was up to his nostrils in the foul liquid. A murmur filled the cavern, which after a while resolved itself into a distinct chant in the ears of the unfortunate.

    'Don’t make waves. Don’t … make … waves.'

    'This is the way it is Mondays through Saturdays,' the Devil added. 'Sundays though, I go power boating.'”



    1. Those Canadians thought the War was going to be 'Over There'.
      They were wrong.

    2. When I was stationed at Kessler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi, we were told not to wear our uniforms off base unless we were either leaving work or going to work. The same applied when I was stationed in the UK.

    3. that's because everyone KNOWS that flyboys are pussies....

    4. Jew are told, don't wear kippahs, don't show a star of david around your neck.

      The fun will be when we start sending out peaceful Jews in full religious wear with unseen escorts. :)

      Of course in Philadelphia? You can't hide your skin color...


  44. Jordan's king seeks to prevent Jewish prayer on Temple Mount,
    Jordan's King Abdullah II equates radical ideology of Islamic State group with "Zionist extremism"


    1. In a meeting with Jordanian lawmakers earlier this week, Jordan's King Abdullah II equated Islamic radicalism, manifested in the ideology of the Islamic State group, with "Zionist extremism."

      "There is Zionist extremism; stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps," Abdullah was quoted as saying.

      At the same time, the Palestinian news agency Maan reported on Tuesday that Abdullah and other Jordanian government officials were working to ensure that the Israeli Knesset does not pass a bill that would permit Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.

      In a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende earlier this week, Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh warned that "Israeli violations" in Jerusalem were undermining the peace process.

      "Such flagrant and aggressive attacks will drag the region into a religious conflict that will subvert the peace prospects and fuel extremism, terrorism and violence in the region," Judeh was quoted as saying by Jordan's Petra news agency.

      Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued an order to toughen the punishment for Palestinians who sell land to outsiders. From now on, a sentence of hard labor for life will be imposed on "anyone diverting, renting or selling land to an enemy state or one of its subjects." The previous punishment was "temporary hard labor."

    2. The irony is that the only jobs where such "hard labor" can be performed is in Israel...

    3. Jewish Extremists= Putting a mobil home on a barren hill, planting trees and turning the desert to forests..

      Moslem Moderates= Cutting of Jews heads and sticking them on a pike, throwing rocks at Jewish Car's windshield, kidnapping Jews for Allah

    4. His father and grandfather managed to keep Jews from their holy places in the city. They depopulated Jewish neighborhoods and desecrated holy sites and cemeteries. This went on from 1948 until 1967, when Rabin's paratroopers captured the Old City. Since that time, all have been allowed to worship in peace.

      Fuck the dickless King of Jordan. He and his kind had their chance. NEVER AGAIN!

    5. Ha, ha, ha ...

      Yes, one more time !

      This time it will be from the "Backblast" of the Zionist's attempts at manipulating an entire region.
      Their "Bridge to Far".

      There was a core design flaw in the "Yinon Plan" ...

      Walls Don't Work

      The Mongols proved that, as did the Germans.

      Because the Zionists are not 'Freedom Loving' people, it is doubtful they ever read Thomas Paine... Their loss.

      He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.
      - Thomas Paine

    6. Give 'em an inch, they'll try to take a mile.

  45. Why were the original Jews exiled to Babylon?

    They did not follow the 'Law', some say.
    The 'Law' laid down in Leviticus.

    So they went to Babylon and wrote new some new 'Law'.
    But continue to violate those that are written in Leviticus.

    Those that continue to repeat an action, but expect a different outcome ...
    There is a word for that... it's ...

    1. So they went to Babylon and wrote some new 'Law'.

      Deleted new ...


    2. So who are these Babylonian 'Jews' to tell us what G-d will decide to do, this go around?

  46. Oh, one more thing, while it is still fresh ...

    The police in the US are being trained in the 'Israeli Method'.
    The Mossad did participate in the genocides of Central America.
    There are rodent hairs in restaurants.

    All are accurate statements.