“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."

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Only the US Congress could take this Ass Clown seriously

Leak: Netanyahu’s 2012 Iran Bomb Warning refuted by Israeli Intel

Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks) –
“Benjamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.
It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.
Brandishing a cartoon of a bomb with a red line to illustrate his point, the Israeli prime minister warned the UN in New York that Iran would be able to build nuclear weapons the following year and called for action to halt the process.
But in a secret report shared with South Africa a few weeks later, Israel’s intelligence agency concluded that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The report highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.”
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  1. The salesman from the Acme Bomb Company has a deal for him.

  2. We'll get that dratted roadrunner this time.

    1. Yuck, yuck, yuck, ain't that funny.

      Wiley Coyote and Acme Bomb Company.

      Yuck yuck yuck a real knee slapper.

  3. I will take no pleasure when Iran goes hot.

    Hopefully if will not explode over the USA.

    But Iran will go hot and will cause amazing chaos and destruction.

    remember I told you so.

  4. Iran already has the bomb.

    They are now perfecting an ICBM as the means of delivery

    1. They don't need ICBm's to hit Israel they need it to hit the USA or Europe.

    2. Yes.

      It will be able to fly all the way to Pennsylvania or Mississippi. Maybe even Arizona.

    3. Just like the Indians, Pakistani, ISraeli and North Koreans

  5. February 25, 2015
    Liable for Terror: PLO/PA
    By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison

    We have previously claimed that the so-called Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the inventors of airline hijacking for terror purposes, had merely subcontracted their murderous work in 1989 when they morphed into the so-called Palestinian Authority (PA).

    Now, a federal court in Manhattan agrees. The PLO/PA were found “liable” for triple damages for harms to families and survivors of terrorist attacks in Israel (2002-2006). Triple damages of $655.5 million were assessed. Of course, in the case of the PA, if the families of the American victims ever see this money, they will only be receiving back funds that they and tens of millions of us have paid out to PLO/PA over the past twenty-five years.

    The New York Times reported this week that Robert Coulter, Sr., father of one of the victims had testified in open court against the PLO/PA. “It was a terrible thing to see, the 78-year-old said. His 36-year old daughter had been in Israel on a business trip. “They brought the body bag out on the TV station, right on it, and went right down to where she was laying and I knew it was a girl, had blond hair. Oh, my goodness, that’s Janis!”

    Buried deep in the Times’ report (p. A17, second column, near the bottom) is this incredibly poignant story:

    Karen Goldberg of Brooklyn testified about how her husband Scotty’s death on a bus in Israel had affected their family. The Goldberg children had all suffered from depression and anger issues, had trouble in school. The youngest child, a little boy, was only two when his father was murdered. He didn’t speak until he was three. But then, he stunned his mother by walking into the family kitchen and asking: “Did someone kill my father?” Those were the little boy’s first words!

    With the threats now emanating from Somalia and Al Shabbab against the Mall of America, with the attacks we have seen at Fort Hood and the Boston Marathon, it makes no sense for the Obama administration to stubbornly refuse to identify the source of this terror. That is why we have termed this an Islamisant administration.

    Even worse, however, is the fact that the Obama administration continues to fund the PLO/PA. Our tax dollars are helping to support an organization that has been intimately connected with terrorism since its founding in 1964. Despite “The Handshake” on the South Lawn of the White House, Yasser Arafat’s successors in the PA have never ceased to incite terror attacks against the Jews in Israel and elsewhere. Children are encouraged to dress up as suicide bombers at schools operated by the PLO/PA. And not a few youngsters have actually engaged in suicide bombing.

    They don’t just hate Jews. All Americans are hated by backers of the PLO and Hamas. When the Twin Towers collapsed in flames on 9/11, they fired off their guns in jubilation. They danced in the streets and gave candy to their children. And we pay for that candy!

    The Manhattan verdict in federal district court makes plain the civil responsibility of the PLO/PA for this murderous conduct. It is long past time for the U.S. to cease subsidizing this unreformed terror outfit. It is bad enough that the European Union lavishly funds them. And bad enough that the UN continues to criticize Israel’s every attempt to defend herself while turning a blind eye to terrorist rocket attacks. The Obama administration should not be giving aid and comfort to organizations that have now been found liable in a civil trial for the heartbreak their words and their actions have abetted.

    Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison are senior fellows at the Family Research Council, in Washington, D.C.

  6. Don't this just figger, and beat all. One can only sadly sigh, and try to bless the poor dears, they never get anything right -

    STUDY: Heavy Drinkers Have Lowest IQ............Drudge

    1. Quirk is an exception to this rule, the only one I know - his IQ always goes UP when he's on the Vodka.

    2. Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson is the most apt illustration of the rule.

      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. ...

      In Vino Veritas


  7. My son says buy the Ruger .243. Neither of us has had a .243 before. He's got an extra scope. And a 4x4 pickup truck.


  8. ISIS has seized 70 more Christians, this time in.........Lebanon.

    1. Correction......they were seized in northeastern Syria. Dateline was Beirut.


    2. ISrael prefers al-Qeada

      - Michael Oren - ISraeli Ambassador to the US when he said it.

    3. If you cut his words down more up can say...

      Rael prefers Al

    4. You can do that, but not me, because that would destroy the essence of what Michael Oren said.

    5. Which was that

      ISrael prefers al-Qeada

    6. Jack, your distortions and misdirections continue to advance your nefarious aims.

      No one takes you seriously, you are the Blog Court's Clown.

      And you prove in on an hour by hour basis, but your "jokes" have run stale. After the 500th time with the same lies, distortions and misdirections one can only wonder what level of psychosis you actually have....

      The fact that this blog allows you and feeds you to behave in such a narcissistic and Jew hating way just shows to the readers the emptiness of value you bring to the topics at hand.


  9. Why not try it this way, rat - o -rooter:

    IS rael IS Israelis prefer.....

    Looks more intelligent that way, somehow.

    Even though it's dumb as shit.

    Since you are back, I am going to go shower, and get ready for work.

    How is the super secret hush hush super duper important project off the coasts of Panama going? You never seem to get down that way.

    Out for day......

    Cheers !

    1. If there was a hush-hush project, you'd have never read about it.
      Who would trust you with 'insider knowledge', you would trade on it.

      Just like you traded on your aunts good name and credit line.

      bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT

      But I did rip off the bank for $7500 hundred dollars, when I was on my knees, and fighting for my economic life, on my aunt's credit card. But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. …

      Just like a meth head, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, tries to justify his crime by saying that the loot was owed him, by the people or institution he ripped off.
      He sell out the United States, if he had a chance

    2. He'd (Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson) sell out the United States, if he had a chance

  10. Because that is not what Michael Oren said, dumbass.

    1. What does that matter, you never post, in context anything.

      Your cuts and pastes are never what anyone says...

      dumbass back at you...


  11. Replies
    1. "What has happened over the last several weeks, by virtue of the invitation that was issued by the Speaker [John Boehner] and the acceptance of it by Prime Minister Netanyahu two weeks in advance of his election, is that on both sides, there has now been injected a degree of partisanship, which is not only unfortunate, I think it's destructive of the fabric of the relationship," Rice told PBS' Charlie Rose.

      "It's always been bipartisan," Rice added. "We need to keep it that way. We want it that way. I think Israel wants it that way. The American people want it that way. When it becomes injected or infused with politics, that's a problem."


  12. Israeli Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog Cancels AIPAC Conference Appearance

    “A few days ago, I told the AIPAC conference organizers that I was deeply sorry, but that I could not attend the conference at which I had been invited to deliver a speech. American Jewry is very important to me, but it is clear that replacing the Netanyahu government is just as important, and that is my primary mission these days,” Herzog told reporters in Jerusalem.

  13. But first, this just in -

    CBS NewsFebruary 24, 2015, 1:15 PM
    No federal civil rights charges in Trayvon Martin case

    Last Updated Feb 24, 2015 3:06 PM EST

    Three years after teen Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., setting off a national debate on race and gun laws, the Department of Justice announced Monday it had concluded that there is not enough evidence to bring civil rights charges in the case.....

    We recall that our rat - O -rooter, the dumbass, predicted just the opposite and insisted they would charge Zimmerman.

    They even cited the reason I predicted - no evidence. What evidence there was supported Zimmerman.

    The rooter and I even had a bet on the issue, though I don't expect to collect, and don't want his money anyway.

    Out for the day

    whoopie !

    Cheers !!

    1. Proof positive that neither Mr Obama nor Mr Holder are racists, as was charged by Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.
      But then, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson claims most black folk in politics are racists.

      Kim Sun Oct 19, 03:54:00 PM EDT

      Bobal: Powell is a black racist, like the others.

      No. Powell is a 35 year veteran, wounded in Vietnam, who single-handedly rescued several men from a burning helicopter. He was chairman of the JCS during the Gulf War and author of the "Powell Doctrine" which minimizes friendly casualties by applying overwhelming force, rather than the do-more-with-less approach of the neocons. He was troubled by the "false intimations that Obama was Muslim." He stated that Obama has always been a Christian, and continued, "...what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer's no, that's not America." So Colin Powell is precisely the opposite of a racist, and he is troubled by the whisper campaign of his nominal party during the run up to this election.

      bobal Sun Oct 19, 04:02:00 PM EDT
      Colin Powell served as a kitchen nigger, just like Belafonte said, and sent youth, black and white, to their deaths, and served the Republican 'machine' all those years.

      And, now jumps ship.

      Colin Powell is a black piece of crap.

      He sent youth to their deaths.

      bobal Sun Oct 19, 04:07:00 PM EDT
      Colin Powell went to the U.N., carrying water for Bush.

      And now he is for the black that was against the whole thing.

      Colin Powell is a black piece of shit.

      Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson speaks of himself on the subject of racism.

  14. I can't resist - our 'Doofus' Rufus, the racist who always blames whitey first, even though Zim was hispanic, wanted to lynch Zimmerman before any evidence had even been made public.

    He ranted and raved on this subject for days.......

    Out NOW

    1. Ash Sun Oct 19, 08:18:00 PM EDT

      bobal said...
      It's a matter of race, showing lack of character.

      Colon Powell, a step and fetch nigger all along

      bobal said...

      Colon Powell is a black piece of shit.

      bobal said...

      Colon Powell is a black piece of shit, selling out the enlightenment.

      bobal said...
      Colon Powell is a black piece of shit.

      I'm finished.

      bobal said...

      Colon Powell is a black piece of shit.

      bobal said...

      Powell is a black racist, like the others.

      bobal said...
      Colin Powell served as a kitchen nigger,

      bobal said...

      All the Aryans came from southern
      California, and elsewhere.

      You are a smart ass bitch.

      bobal said...
      We're not talking about McCain today, we are trying to understand a black piece of crap.

      bobal said...
      He lugged water for W.

      Now, he is sucking Obama's dick.

      Black piece of crap.

      Colin Powell is a black piece of crap.

      Colin Powell is a black piece of crap.

      Well, I'm taking a shower, and going for a walk, and don't take back anything I've said

      You want to know the truth bobal, I've been wondering, seriously, about you these last few weeks. You seem like such a nice guy but my respect for you collapased before today. And now, after seeing your recent posts, my opinion is cemented - you are fuckin' demented. You are a fucked in the head dude. No kidding! Canada is NOT the place for you.


    2. You want to know the truth bobal,...
      - you are fuckin' demented. You are a fucked in the head dude. No kidding! Canada is NOT the place for you.

    3. Dated and time stamped, not a delusion, not a lie.


  15. Meanwhile, the Kurds are kicking some DMW (Dead Men Walking) ass in Northeast Syria.

    The new Kurdish offensive launched at the weekend was focused on dislodging Islamic State from areas some 100 km (60 miles) further to the east, including Tel Hamis, a town that is one of its strongholds.

    The Observatory said at least 132 Islamic State fighters had been killed in the fighting since Feb. 21. Mahmoud, the Kurdish official, said seven members of the Kurdish YPG militia had been killed, including one foreigner.

    He said he did not know where the foreigner was from, but British and U.S. citizens have gone to fight with the YPG against Islamic State. A second Kurdish official confirmed a foreigner was "martyred" but declined to give further details.

    In a telephone interview from the city of Qamishli, he said the YPG had cut a main road linking Tel Hamis with al-Houl, a town just a few kilometres from the Iraqi border.

    "This is the main artery for Daesh," he said, using an acronym for Islamic State. The Kurdish YPG militia had seized more than 100 villages from Islamic State in the area, he . . . .

    Dead Men Dying

    1. The Rat Doctrine, by that or any other name, it works.


    2. Any strategy that defeats the enemy with No American Casualties (and, very little treasure expended) would have to be considered a Success (at least, according to the Rufus Doctrine.)


  16. The Atlantic's Jeffery Goldberg reports Israeli ambassador to DC worked frantically to try to get representatives from moderate Arab nations to attend Netanyahu speech, but was rejected.

    1. Israelis close to Netanyahu have been warning him that his decision to openly align with the Republican Party against a Democratic president is both unprecedented and deeply risky.

      In fact, Netanyahu’s own national security advisor, Yossi Cohen, told at least two people during his visit to Washington last week that he wished the speech were not taking place. According to people who have spoken with him, Cohen said that he is troubled by the timing of the speech —two weeks before the Israeli elections—and by the appearance that it is an attempt by Israel to insert itself directly into American partisan politics.

      Like most Israeli national security officials, he understands that the United States is Israel’s second-line of defense, and can’t quite believe that Netanyahu has so dramatically written off a president with almost two years left in office.

    2. Israeli sources tell me that Dermer in recent days has e-mailed at least two Arab ambassadors, those of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. He made the case in these e-mails that Sunni-majority Arab states and Israel have a common interest in thwarting a nuclear agreement with Shiite Iran—and that presenting a united and public front on Capitol Hill will help convince Congress to stop the Iran deal before it’s too late.

      It is true that Israel and such countries as Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait see Iran as an enemy, and believe that the Obama administration might be inadvertently (or, for the more conspiratorially minded, advertently) setting Iran on the path to nuclearization. It is also true that no Arab ambassador would allow himself to be used as a prop in Netanyahu’s controversial address, and I'm told that neither ambassador will be in attendance.

  17. Also, the DMW appear to be close to being kicked out of Tikrit.

    BAGHDAD, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have abducted 100 Sunni Muslim tribesmen near the city of Tikrit, local tribal leaders said on Wednesday, apparently to neutralize suspected opponents before a widely expected army offensive.

    Iraqi soldiers and pro-government Shi'ite militias have been massing for days in preparation for an attack on Islamic State strongholds along the Tigris River to the north and south of Tikrit, hometown of executed former president Saddam Hussein.

    Tikrit, about 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, has . . . . .

    Bye, Bye, Assholes

  18. Deuce got it right. They may not be "dead men gone" by July 4th, but they'll at least be "dead men hauling ass."


  19. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 10,000 U.S. M-16 rifles and other military supplies worth about $17.9 million arrived in Iraq this week

    1. The only Good news that the DMW (Dead Men Walking) have had for awhile.


  20. John Simpson: Isis is losing in Iraq

    The Iraqi city of Mosul was taken over by Islamic State last summer – but now the government forces are pushing back.

    1. In the next few weeks or months (he is too cautious to say when), Abadi will launch a military campaign to recapture Mosul.

      IS will fight hard to keep it. Mosul is Islamic State’s capital in Iraq, the place where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the city’s self-styled caliph, announced the establishment of his caliphate.

      Chased out of Mosul, IS in Iraq will be just a scattered gang of bandits.

      The chances must be reasonably good that it will happen.
      IS’s strength lies in its total commitment and extreme savagery; it has no fallback position, no possibility of modifying its approach or compromising.

      In that sense, it is Hitlerian: Weltmacht oder Niedergang.

      If it can no longer paralyse its enemies with fear, the qualities that made it strong will start to weaken it. The fighting in Mosul may well be fierce, but with the help of western forces and the determination of the government in Baghdad, there should be only one outcome.

    2. In that sense, it is Hitlerian: Weltmacht oder Niedergang.

      Mr Simpson has crossed the Godwin Line, so Legionnaire Q will be intolerant of the story's conclusions, but who really cares?

  21. Walmart isn’t the only retailer bumping its minimum wage to $9 an hour.

    T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other department stores owned by TJX Companies said Wednesday that they would increase pay for their lowest-paid workers to $9 an hour in June. The move comes six days after the world’s biggest retailer announced a similar raise for its employees.

    Like Walmart, T.J. Maxx will bump pay to $10 an hour next year for workers who have been there at least six months.

    Economists said Walmart's decision to give raises to about a third of its 1.4 million employees would put pressure on other low-wage employers to do the same.

    “This pay initiative is an important part of our strategies to continue attracting and retaining the best talent in order to deliver a great shopping experience, remain competitive on wages in our U.S. markets, and stay focused on our value mission,” Carol Meyrowitz, TJX’s chief executive, said in a statement included with the company's . . . .

  22. desert rat aka Jackass Hawkins aka anonymous is a racist anti-semitic white piece of shit.

    Colin Powell, a brave man, is a black piece of shit.


    Because he voted out of racial motives for Obama. He had, for purposes of career advancement and political expediency, made out for years that he was a moderate Republic. But in the event he changed his stripes and voted for a half black half white piece of shit who was mentored, and perhaps fathered, by Frank Marshall Davis, briefly raised by a crazy white woman piece of shit and educated as a Moslem. Obama advocates killing children who survive abortions, and had his 'auto-biography' written by a domestic terrorist and communist who has police blood on his hands. Powell voted for this cretin simply because of the color of his skin. Colin Powell is a black piece of shit.

    Notice I did not say blacks are pieces of shit. I said Colin Powell is a black piece of shit.

    Our rat has said all Jews are the scum of the earth, not this particular Jew or that particular Jew. Our rat is a racist white piece of shit.

    Condi Rice did not change her stripes.

    A good team to run the country in the future would be Ben Carson as President, a wonderful black man, Condi Rice, a wonderful black woman, as Secretary of State, and Colonel West, a wonderful black man, as Secretary of Defense.

    I would vote for that group in a heartbeat.

    Perhaps Sarah Palin could be Vice-President.

  23. Our little project, though not of the scope and importance of rat's super secret hush hush super duper important project off the coasts of Panama, is coming to fruition.

    It is nap time.

    1. (rat's superproject off the coasts of Panama doesn't really exist, just like his Portfolio)

    2. You are correct, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, just another of your delusions.
      A story you have fabricated in your mind, one that was never on the images on the page.

      Even you are coming to see the error that is your mind.

    3. A story you have fabricated in your mind, one that was never in the images on the page.

    4. Unless, of course, you can find a reference, a time and date stamped quote.

      Which we all know you cannot do.


  24. Rufus is a 1/8th red 7/8ths white racist piece of shit, particularly when he has been drinking himself stupid.

    See: Rufus/The Zimmerman Affair

    He always blames whitey first.


    1. Ash Sun Oct 19, 08:18:00 PM EDT

      You want to know the truth bobal,...
      - you are fuckin' demented. You are a fucked in the head dude. No kidding! Canada is NOT the place for you.

      Dated and time stamped, not a delusion, not a lie.


  25. The old hick's getting crazier all the time. :)

    1. You know, he used to be able to use html coding.
      A skill set he seems to have lost.

  26. A group of French government delegates met with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad on 25 February, amid growing calls in European political circles for the West to re-open communication channels with the dictator they largely discarded in 2012.

  27. WASHINGTON — The U.S. envoy for the international coalition fighting the Islamic State militants says thousands of airstrikes have blunted the militants' tactical momentum in Iraq.

    Retired Marine Gen. John Allen told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that while the Islamic State group remains a substantial foe, more than 2,500 airstrikes by the U.S. and coalition forces have degraded its leadership, hampered its logistical capabilities and deprived it of sanctuary in Iraq. He told the committee members the militants have lost half their leadership based in Iraq and are no longer able to assemble, move and communicate as an effective force.

    Allan said, "Any aura of the invincibility of ISIL has been . . . . . . . .

    Half Dead and Stumbling

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.


    2. If you want to understand what's happening in the Middle East today, you need to appreciate one fundamental fact: ISIS is losing

    3. Believe it or not, Iraq is looking better than anyone could have hoped six months ago

      Control of territory in Iraq as of February 2, 2015. (Institute for the Study of War/Sinan Adnan) - A map which illustrates that Daesh (ISIS) is losing ground in Iraq

      "There's really nowhere where [ISIS] has momentum," Kirk Sowell, the principal at Uticensis Risk Services and an expert on Iraqi politics, told me in late January.

      "There are a significant string of [Iraqi] victories all along the northern river valley, up through Diyala and Salahuddin [two central Iraqi provinces]," Doug Ollivant, National Security Council Director for Iraq from 2008-2009 and current managing partner at Mantid International, explained.

  28. Our Zionist shill has told us that Haaratz is not an Israeli source, soon he will be making the same claims about the JPost

    Encountering Peace: Going ballistic even prior to an agreement

    It seems that the only party truly interested at the current juncture in creating the impression that the international community is capitulating to Iran is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The immediate fallout from this folly is the wedge that has been driven between the government of Israel and the Obama administration.

    1. Rather than speak for me, speak for yourself.

      I KNOW how obsessed you are with me...

      But control your savage urges..

    2. You admit to being an Zionist shill?

    3. A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization.

      "Shill" typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that they are an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) for whom they are secretly working. The person or group who hires the shill is using crowd psychology to encourage other onlookers or audience members to purchase the goods or services (or accept the ideas being marketed).

      A member of Bibi's Social Media Commando would be a shill
      Are you finally fessing up?

    4. Israel Pays Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

      The move was publicised in a statement from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, the Associated Press reported. Students will receive scholarships to "engage international audiences online" and combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel, it was alleged.

      According to Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, the most recent proposition is being spearheaded by Danny Seaman, who was slammed by the media for writing anti-Muslim messages on Facebook.

      Students will be organised into units at each university, with a chief co-ordinator who receives a full scholarship, three desk co-ordinators for language, graphics and research who receive lesser scholarships and students termed “activists” who will receive a “minimal scholarship”, the Independent reported.

    5. I admit that you are a very sick, demented, twisted, lonely, bitter old man..

      That you seek attention rather than any reasonable exchange if ideas,

      You hate? Because you love nothing...

      And not one human loves you...

  29. If I counted correctly, 12 out of the last 16 comments have been by rat - O - rooter aka ratboy the racist and anti-semite.

    Let's face it, as much as we most had hoped, he is never leaving for "The BIG Project" off the coasts of Panama.


  30. Got a call from my farmer.

    Down the road a piece, he and his son, and my son and I are all teaming up to go awolfing.

    This is something to look forward to !


    1. If I get one, I shall have it stuffed and mounted, and the name on the plaque shall read "Quirk".


    2. If I get two, I shall name the other one "Deuce".


  31. Rufus must be drinking again. He seems to be hallucinating that ISIS is collapsing under the weight of "the rat doctrine".

    What he doesn't realize is that according to the O'bozo State Department itself, we can't kill our way out of this situation and that what we must provide to those ISIS boys is a jobs program.

    I know it is extremely hard to imagine that the State Department Spokeswoman actually said this, but it is true, I saw her myself.

    What a totally farcical and inept and blundering President and Administration we have !

    If it weren't so real it would be the stuff of Vaudeville which was made of comedians, singers, plate-spinners, ventriloquists, dancers, musicians, acrobats, animal trainers, and anyone like Quirk who could keep an audience’s attention.

    Being real it borders on the tragic, or better, it is tragicomedy.

    1. If you want to understand what's happening in the Middle East today, you need to appreciate one fundamental fact:
      ISIS is losing

    2. >>>All of these factors have put ISIS on the path to major losses, but that doesn't make the group's complete destruction inevitable, much less quick or painless. And there's no reason to believe that ISIS's defeat would solve the underlying problems that led to its rise, and will continue to plague Iraq and Syria for some time.

      Even if Iraqi troops manage to topple ISIS in their country — which isn't guaranteed, and would take months or years of difficult fighting — the group's individual fighters could reform as yet another Sunni insurgency. ISIS, after all, is in many ways just one chapter in the Iraqi sectarian war that began in 2003, and it might not be the last one.<<<

      July 4th, 2015 is only four months away.....

      What Iraq needs is a decent jobs program, and a reduction of the unemployment rate, and welfare for mothers with dependent children.

    3. July 4th, 2015 is only four months away.....
      The draft dodging fraudster, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson continues to extol the artificial deadline, in some truly bizarre attempt at discrediting Rufus. As if that will have some impact upon the long term success of US policy.

      It will not.

      Th US and its allies in Iraq are going to prevail, much to the chagrin of those that continue to advocate that the policy is doomed. As each day goes by, the basic soundness of US policy in Iraq is being illustrated by the gains the Iraqi are making on the ground, with the assistance of the Coalition forces.

      That it has taken so long to get the needed small arms to the Iraqi, just an example of the many reasons predictions ofa 'Day Certain' are often wrong, but are immaterial to the final outcome.

      Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren said 10,000 red-dot optical sights and 100,000 ammunition magazines were also sent to Iraq, part of an expedited foreign military financing deal that was completed in 22 days, a quarter the normal time.

      Thousands of Kevlar helmets and body armor plus 250 armored, mine resistant vehicles were delivered to Iraq in January. Warren said the United States sent 232 Hellfire missiles to Iraqi forces on Feb. 15, adding to the 1,570 sent last year. He said radios for the armored vehicles would arrive next month.

      Whether the Daesh are defeated on 4JUL2015 or 4SEP2015 or even 4JUL2016, the final outcome is certain.

  32. Fighting Terrorism with Social Justice
    February 23, 2015 by Mark Tapson

    State Department spokesperson Marie Harf became the target of much ridicule last week when she inanely suggested that we can combat Islamic terrorism through job creation. But the concept makes perfect sense to an administration that considers the solution to every issue, including “violent extremism,” to be “social justice.”

    You will no doubt recall that Harf, while on MSNBC’s Hardball hosted by the befuddled Chris Matthews, claimed that we cannot beat ISIS simply by killing them; we also have “to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups,” citing a “lack of opportunity for jobs” as an example. She suggested that the U.S. should work with other countries to “help improve their governance” and “help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people.”

    The notion that poverty causes Islamic terrorism has been discredited so often and for so long that I won’t bother elaborating on it again here (but if you insist, here is a recent debunking of that theory at National Review, and here is one at FrontPage Magazine). On its face, it is a patently ridiculous suggestion. People don’t choose to move to the Middle East and cut throats, enslave women, immolate people in cages, crucify them, and bury children alive because they are struggling to make ends meet or because their job applications aren’t getting them callbacks. They do it because they are fervent believers in a medieval warrior ideology that feeds their bloodlust and justifies it.

    In subsequent TV interviews, Ms. Harf doubled down on her original comments and explained that she was speaking about a broader strategy that her critics were too dense to grasp: “Look, it might be too nuanced an argument for some, like I’ve seen over the past 24 hours some of the commentary out there, but it’s really the smart way that Democrats, Republicans, military commanders, our partners in the Arab world think we need to combat this.”..............

  33. Without US troops on the ground ...
    Another illustration of the continued success of the Rat Doctrine

    Syrian Kurds cut ISIS supply line near Iraq

    Kurdish militia pressed a big offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, cutting one of its supply lines from Iraq ...
    The new Kurdish offensive launched at the weekend was focused on dislodging ISIS from areas some 100 km (60 miles) further to the east, including Tel Hamis, a town that is one of its strongholds.

    The Observatory said at least 132 ISIS fighters had been killed in the fighting since Feb. 21. Mahmoud, the Kurdish official, said seven members of the Kurdish YPG militia had been killed, including one foreigner.

    He said he did not know where the foreigner was from, but British and U.S. citizens have gone to fight with the YPG against ISIS. A second Kurdish official confirmed a foreigner was “martyred” but declined to give further details.

    In a telephone interview from the city of Qamishli, he said the YPG had cut a main road linking Tel Hamis with al-Houl, a town just a few kilometers from the Iraqi border.

    “This is the main artery for Daesh,” he said, using an acronym for ISIS.

    The Kurdish YPG militia had seized more than 100 villages from Islamic State in the area, he added.

    “We believe we will finish the battle of Tel Hamis in this campaign,” he added.


  34. Kerry: Netanyahu Was Wrong About Iraq–Why Trust Him on Iran?

    The song remains the same, regardless of the source.

    1. Amid a barrage of criticism from Obama administration officials at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech before Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry attacked Netanyahu’s judgment by implying Wednesday that he publicly advocated for the US invasion of Iraq in 2003

      “The prime minister was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in an apparent attempt to delegitimatize Netanyahu’s evaluation of the threat posed by the Iranian nuclear program.

      “His judgement might just not be correct here,” Kerry said.

      In 2002, as a private citizen, Netanyahu sounded the alarm on Iraqi WMDs during a talk to a Congressional committee.

      Kerry, then a senator, voted in favor of the US invasion of Iraq on October 11, 2002.


      Why Trust Kerry?

    2. Good point.

      Kerry was for the Iraq war before he was against it or the other way round or something or other.

      The guy is a gas bag.

    3. He is the Secretary of State, of the Unitd States.

      "You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror."
      - George W Bush

    4. We could use a new Secretary of State, and desperately need a new President too.

    5. Kerry's State Department Spokeswoman insists ISIS needs a jobs program. What a bunch of giddy horseshit.

      We desperately need a new Secretary of State......

  35. A number of prominent Islamic State operatives were killed Thursday in intensive air-strikes by the US-led coaltion against the terrorist group in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim near the Syrian border, Al Arabiya reported.

    It was not clear if Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was injured in the strikes, however he reportedly was en route to the area.

    The air strikes targeted five Islamic State-held locations and were based upon accurate intelligence, according to the report.

    Al Arabiya reported that dozens of members and leaders of the terrorist organization were killed in the strike. A hospital source told Reuters that at least 17 Islamic State militants were killed overnight in al-Qaim and 29 additional militants were . . . . .

    Dead Men - Not Walking, Just Dead

  36. Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), a Foreign Relations Committee member, said plotting the best way to remove Saddam poses a daunting challenge for Bush. “There’s no question in my mind that Saddam Hussein has to be toppled one way or another, but the question is how,” he told the Herald.
    Kerry noted that Saddam has failed to respond to past U.S. warnings about permitting United Nations arms inspectors to do their job in Iraq.

    “It’s clear that Saddam Hussein continues to be a major threat . . . in part because some in this country were slow-footed and didn’t have the stomach to hold Saddam accountable,” said Kerry.

  37. 1. No one is denying Iran’s nuclear program. There isn’t a serious argument about that. The Obama camp insists that Iran can be trusted to have nuclear capability without using it for weapons. Everyone else thinks that it can’t.

    2. Netanyahu was testifying as a private citizen, not the head of a government with access to classified information. His testimony repeated what everyone, including Kerry, believed at the time. He wasn’t saying anything that Bill Clinton hadn’t said.

    During his testimony, Netanyahu offered a straightforward argument, not intelligence. He wasn’t coming to offer proof of anything. He was arguing that a nuclear armed Saddam would be a disaster for the world. Which was obviously true. He stated that he had not had access to classified intelligence on Iraq in three years.

    Kerry however did have access.

    Finally, here is what Bill Clinton had to say around the same time that Netanyahu still had access to classified information.

    Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: He has used them. Not once, but repeatedly. Unleashing chemical weapons against Iranian troops during a decade-long war. Not only against soldiers, but against civilians, firing Scud missiles at the citizens of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iran. And not only against a foreign enemy, but even against his own people, gassing Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq.

    The international community had little doubt then, and I have no doubt today, that left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again.

    And here’s what John Kerry had to say far later than that.

    “There is little question that Saddam Hussein wants to develop nuclear weapons.”

    Senator John Kerry, October 9, 2002.

    “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”

    Senator John Kerry , Oct. 9, 2002.

    “Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”

    Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003

    1. 1. No one is denying Iran’s nuclear program. There isn’t a serious argument about that. The Obama camp insists that Iran can be trusted to have nuclear capability without using it for weapons. Everyone else thinks that it can’t.

      Pure bullshit - Even the JPost calls that one a lie.

      "You're either with us or against us in the fight against terror."
      - George W Bush

    2. Once again, you show your weakness in arguing actual issues.

      No one, that is, no one with a brain argues that Iran doesn't have a nuclear program.

      Oh, you do…

      but you can't actually argue an issue.

      you just snip and paste.

    3. I've said for years d. rat hole doesn't have a human brain.

      Trish agreed.

      "There is something really wrong with you, rat."

      Trish wasn't able to actually pin it down. Neither have the other analysts here been able to do so. I admit I can't. Quirk may have come closest with his diagnosis.

      But a lack of a human brain is a good possibility..............I'll just go with that until a better theory comes along.

  38. Encountering Peace: Going ballistic even prior to an agreement

    It seems that the only party truly interested at the current juncture in creating the impression that the international community is capitulating to Iran is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    1. Please tell us what the agreement IS?

      If it's so good, why is it being hidden from the world, the American people and Israel, which is not even allowed a seat at the table

    2. When and if there is an agreement.

      Not until then, "O"rdure.

    3. Whether you like it, or not ...

      Bibi and the ISraeli brigades do not qualify for

      'Need to Know

    4. Jack, whether you like it or not, sucking Iranian dick is not an Israeli preference, maybe it's yours and obama's but as I see it, it aint an American virtue either….

      So maybe you are comfortable appeasing the Iranians, but it aint an Israeli or American value.

    5. But as I said and you didn't respond accurately too…

      If the "deal" is so good, what is the deal, tell the American people…

      Oh, yeah, you will have to pass it 1st to learn what is in it…



  39. " to extol the artificial deadline, in some truly bizarre attempt at discrediting Rufus"

    d. rat

    Nothing artificial about it. It is written in stone by General Rufus his very self.

    Yes I wish to discredit Rufus who is a major gas bag when he's been drinking. He fancies himself a wizard on low level warfare because he was a grunt in Vietnam.

    I also aim to discredit you as well, gas bag rat, though you have done an excellent job of it yourself, you who proclaimed yourself a 'military expert'. Your deadline for an ISIS free Iraq was Memorial Day 2015, upping Rufus. Then you mumbled around about Labor Day.

    Rufus is a gas bag when he has been drinking, you are a gas bag 100% if the time.

    I intend to shove it up your asshole.

    You were also totally wrong about the Zimmerman deal, insisting that the Feds would try the guy for civil rights violations, and racism.

    The whole situation there became totally transparent and easy to read, except to you, genius, and Rufus the Racist.

    I am not saying ISIS can't be defeated, or that Mosul can't be retaken, just that it is going to take some real doing.....

    I am not certain I see the purpose to it, myself. It will turn into a never ending low level civil war between the Sunnis and the Shias.

    Not that that is a totally bad thing, I guess, it is what they were raised to do.

    Cheers ! to the both of you 'Generals'.....

    1. Such anger.

      You'd be in a much better mood if there were a few thousand American troops getting killed over there, wouldn't you?

      But, there aren't. Obama is going to win this one with No U.S. Combat Forces, and very little treasure expended.

      It must be hell to have to root against your own country (even if it's not as lily-white as you'd like.

    2. BTW, I've drunk, maybe, 3 sixpacks of beer in the last 14 months.

    3. Of course you have said that the Iraqi, backed by US air support, cannot triumph against the Daesh.
      That only US troops could succeed against them.

      Perhaps you have forgotten?
      Perhaps you have 'Selective Memory

      Regardless, you are on record.
      As a Draft Dodger.
      A perpetrator of Bank Fraud.
      A supporter of Sharia Law for US troops.
      An anti-US mouth piece.


    4. Oh, and about 1 1/2 pints of Bourbon.

    5. "I am not certain I see the purpose to it, myself."

      There definitely is the humanitarian purpose. But I am precluded from speaking of that, having been chastised by the moral absolutist Quirk for even mentioning the possibility regarding the Syrian affair.

      If you have ever been severely chastised by the House Logician and Moral Absolutist Quirk, as I have, you will agree with me, I am certain, and avoid such is an extremely unpleasant experience.....

    6. Well, first you want to send in the "First Airborne," and then you want to Carpet Bomb (somebody, somewhere,) and, now, you don't "see the sense of any of it."

      I have a 3 yr. old grandson that makes more sense.

    7. Almost forgot ...
      You are a racist piece of shit.

      Your antisocial behavior predates President Obama, it is integral to your character.


    8. "He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices."

      —Carlo Goldon, (1793) Italian playwright

  40. The whole Iraq thing is very sad.

    As is Libya.

    And Syria.

    If only we hadn't elected an anti-American moslem sympathizing turd as President we wouldn't be in this pickle now.

    Time to take a shower and get ready for work.....

    Cheers !


    1. You can't "shower" that shit off, moby.

    2. As for July 4th, there might still be a few headcutters stealing oxygen in Iraq, on that date; but their days as a serious fighting force in Mesopotamia will be finished.

      This deal is done; we're just waiting for the "Reaper" to make his final rounds.

  41. Bloomberg - ‎

    The U.S. consumer-price index declined 0.7 percent in January after dropping 0.3 percent the prior month, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington.

  42. Lordy it is painful to watch Jack and Rufus stomping about screaming VICTORY. I'm surprised they haven't published the victory parade date and route yet - maybe they are just patient boys waiting until later today to publish it.

    The IS folk are pretty damn bad people but what bothers me is who the heck we are fighting FOR. Back in the day when folk here turned against the Iraq adventure they moaned how we managed to turn it over to Iran. Now Iran is our bestest friend? The Shia militias are our allies?

    There is a nice piece of analysis here:

    "Success of Shia push back against Islamic State comes with concerns

    The Globe and Mail"

    With respect to Rufus's fanciful date of July 4, 2015 for clearing Iraq of IS these folk seem to think that the assault on Mosul won't even have started by then much less finished:

    "The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama was reasonably quick in creating the Western and Arab coalition against Islamic State and in launching the aerial attacks on IS targets both in Iraq and Syria, but it has been slow in helping Iraq re-establish the state’s

    own fighting force.

    Iraqi and Kurdish officials predict it will take at least until the fall before an assault on Islamic State’s occupation of Mosul, the centre of its empire, will begin. The Kurds have little to gain from liberating Arab Mosul and it will take several more months before Iraqi security forces have the ability to maintain and supply a large enough force that far from Baghdad.

    To achieve all this, and determined not to have too many U.S. boots on the ground doing the fighting, the Obama administration has endorsed the idea put forward by Iraq’s Sunnis that it should be local people who retake local communities.

    This notion hinges on a plan to create “national guard” units in each province, comprised of locals, funded by the federal government. The idea is supported by Iraq’s new more-inclusive Shia Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, but it has yet to gain parliamentary approval. Certain Shia and Kurdish MPs are apparently blocking its passage."

    1. and another interesting passage regarding our 'allies':

      "As it conquers districts occupied by IS forces, the Badr Organization, in particular, has summarily executed Sunni residents believed to have collaborated with Islamic State and demolished homes of people who fled.

      “Residents have nowhere to turn for protection,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director of Human Rights Watch, whose jihad researchers documented scores of cases of ethnic cleansing in Diyala province since Jan. 1.

      This should have come as no surprise. In December, Hadi al-Amiri, the Badr Brigades commander and a former minister of transport, warned Diyala residents: “The day of judgment is coming” and “we will attack the area until nothing is left. Is my message clear?”

      Recently, a prominent Sunni sheik, Qassem Swedan, his son and their bodyguards were gunned down in Baghdad, reportedly by Shia militiamen.

      In places such as Anbar province, mostly overrun by IS forces, the Sunni residents are torn between wanting help to get rid of Islamic State and wanting help from Islamic State to keep out the Shia militias.

      This parallel struggle against Shia militias “will probably prove far more consequential than the war against the self-styled Islamic State,” warned Michael Knights, an Iraq and Iran specialist at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

      “The current conflict has boosted the profile and influence of Iranian-backed Shia militias to previously unforeseen levels,” he wrote in a new study entitled The Long Haul. Mr. Knights noted that Iraq’s Minister of the Interior, Mohammed al-Ghabban, is once again a member of the Badr Organization, as was the case when Iraq’s violent sectarian battles were at their worst.

      “If the United States loses Iraq in the process of defeating [Islamic State], it will have achieved a Pyrrhic victory on a monumental scale,” cautions Mr. Knights."

    2. How can we "lose" Iraq? Is it ours? Does it "belong" to us?

      1) We didn't like them getting so close to the oil, and

      2) They started beheading Americans.

      Game, Set, Match.

      As for Sunnis/Shia? Who cares?

    3. It's funny, Ash, that it isn't "painful" for you to witness bob moping about and wailing about "defeat."

      "Defeat" - Okay

      "Victory" - Painful

      Why do you think that is, Ash?

    4. oh, lord, reading bob is very painful. Even my cursory scroll bys of his stuff hurts:

      'O'bozo pulled troops out too soon 'cause Eyeraq was such a wunnerful place before bami screwed it up 'cause of his muslimity and he just hates America so'

      boobie droppings everywhere...

    5. >>With respect to Rufus's fanciful date of July 4, 2015 for clearing Iraq of IS these folk seem to think that the assault on Mosul won't even have started by then much less finished.......<<

      Even Noble Ash knows more than Generals Rufus and rat, the r and r twins.

    6. And Noble Ash has never even in the Boy Scouts.

      So much for our two self proclaimed 'military experts'.

      It's a HOOT.


  43. Once again, Ash, it is crystal clear that the US is not at war with Iran, not at war with Islam.
    It is at war
    "... against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.

    Now you may think that the 14 September, 2001 AUMF is misguided.
    You may disagree with strategies that are being implemented.

    But the results of those strategies are taking shape.
    The Iraqi are in charge of Iraq, who would you suggest should be?

    You have advocated for the US to abandon the current government there in Iraq.
    That is not going to happen, is it?

    So, other than walking away, what else would you suggest the US do?
    Do you stand with Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson and urge invasion by US, accompanied by 'carpet bombing'?

    I think not.
    If the US were to do nothing, those Badr Brigade folks that seem to worry you so, their influence would increase, exponentially. The Iranian influences would increase as well.

    How does that advance the interests of the United States?

  44. .

    If it's so good, why is it being hidden from the world, the American people and Israel, which is not even allowed a seat at the table

    WiO you continue to bring this issue up as does Bibi. Surely, you know it is SOP. In 1992, Norway hosted secret meetings between Israel and the PLO leading up to the Oslo Accords. No secretaries were allowed, the servants were fed a story the participants were odd-ball academics in the process of writing a book, and now, over 20 years later, as far as I know none of the personal notes of the participants to that process have been published or commented on.

    As to Bibi being cut out of the info streem?

    Loose lips sink ships.


    1. Quirk,

      The agreement P5+1 for Iran and it's nuclear program concerns Israel directly.

      After all Israel is one of the main targets for annihilation that Iran threatens on a regular basis.

      To CUT out Israel from observer status at the minimum speaks volumes that the P5+1 is willing to appease Iran, without any deference to Iran's main victim of aggression.

      As for your contention that Israel "leaks"?

      Have you looked at the OBama administration and it's constraint stream of leaks that have put numerous allies in bad light?

      So IF Israel were at the table you'd have a point.. But they are being keep out of the room and the loop.

      SO don't be surprised if Israel doesnt feel bound by any agreement that the p5+ 1 make

    2. .

      You reflect the Israeli perspective. It's legitimate. For Israel. That doesn't mean it is necessarily the right one for the US.

      Do I think the US will get a good deal? Although 'good' is a relative term and subject to interpretation, I would doubt it even though with the drop in oil prices and the existing sanctions we should be in a strong bargaining position. Unfortunately, I don't really view our negotiating skills as being all that good. And, even though Iran's president has staked his rep on this deal and will be hung out as scapegoat if it doesn't come off, Obama has also staked his reputation on it and is likely to do whatever it takes to get a deal even if it is not a good one. He wants it as part of his legacy.

      That being said, is a bad deal better than no deal? In my opinion, yes. What are the alternatives?

      Despite Bibi's rhetoric, he is not looking for more sanctions on Iran, he is looking for war. The GOP position that 'more sanctions' will strengthen Obama's hand is more bullshit. Anyone who thinks Iran will crumble under new sanctions is naïve. Boehner and the boys know this. His proposed legislation is intended as (1) a sop to Israel, (2) a sop to his right-wing base, and (3) most importantly, to deny Obama the opportunity to declare victory on this issue.

      But in the end, my objections to the Israeli position is pragmatic. Sanctions won't work. 'If' Iran is determined to get a bomb, given their size and technological capabilities, they will get one whether it is 2 years from now or 20 years from now. If a 'bad' deal puts that off for 10 years and allows time for further negotiations and perhaps some type of change in either Iran or the ME, IMO, it's worth it.

      The alternative is not sanctions but war. That isn't going to happen in the next 2 years and without a major shift in public opinion in the US, it isn't going to happen any time soon.

      As for your contention that Israel "leaks"?

      Have you looked at the OBama administration and it's constraint stream of leaks that have put numerous allies in bad light?

      Obama's a prick but he is our prick. As for Bibi, you know my opinion of him but leaving that aside, if he wants to shoot down this deal, why should Obama provide him with the bullets?

      SO don't be surprised if Israel doesnt feel bound by any agreement that the p5+ 1 make

      They are free to do what they want. I just hope that in the end the US has reached the point where it refuses to have Israel's back even when it is opposed to US interests,


    3. >>That being said, is a bad deal better than no deal? In my opinion, yes.<<

      I disagree.

      I compare it to my real estate business, in which no deal is always better than a bad deal.

      You can only sell a piece of real estate once.

      You can never get it back if you make a bad deal. The only winner in my business from a bad deal is the other party.

      The trick to success is never to get into the position of having to make a bad deal.

      Likewise once Iran gets the bomb........

      I think however they already have the 'bomb' - the have all the makings for one or ten - and they are perfecting their ICBM delivery system, so the 'negotiations' are really about airy nothings......

      So we have already made out bad deal long ago.

    4. If a group of people have the technological capacity to create an ICBM, and Iran does have that capacity, that country can easily create a nuclear weapon if they have the enriched uranium.......and they must have that by now, the centrifuges have been whirring for so long....


  45. ... the Senate is determined to act, and now both Democrats and Republicans have rejected Boehner’s legislation tying DHS funding to the end of Obama’s immigration programs. Boehner will be under intense pressure to act, and he’ll also be under intense pressure to hold firm. Hardline conservatives in the House and outside activist groups are lashing out at McConnell for caving and threatening Boehner’s speakership if he follows suit. Meanwhile, Democrats and Republican moderates will be urging Boehner to give up the fight and agree to fund DHS. There’s already an excellent chance the agency will shut down before Congress can get its act together and pass a funding bill, and Boehner will also be feeling the political consequences of that.

    Boehner will eventually cave – it’s what he does in these situations. The only question is how long he’ll drag it out.

  46. Sodastream International Ltd
    NASDAQ: SODA - Feb 26 11:46 AM ET
    $17.21 per share ...



    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. buy low and sell high is how INVESTORS think….

      Now Jack? His thing is to BUY HIGH and SELL LOW…

      Ignore PE ratios and long term thinking..

      Jack's expertise is horse manure, fresh and shoveled at peakness…

      Sodastream, despite ups and downs in it's short history is grossing over 130 million a year in profit on sales of a 1/2 billion

      Not bad for a 6 year old company…

      How's Jack's horse shit business?

      Up to 10 tons a year last we heard…

      Not counting the horse shit he shovels here…

    3. SodaStream is not six years old, dimwit.
      That is when it was listed on the NASDAQ, not when it was formed.

      1903 - SodaStream is Established!

      The SodaStream Company is founded by W & A Gilbey Ltd., the famous London Gin distiller. The first Soda-Maker is created by George Gilbey.

      "O"rdure recommended buying Sodastream on 19July 2014 at $29.11 telling us it was undervalued.
      Now he tells us the same at $17.21


    4. His statement regarding the age of SodaStream, only off by a factor of 17.

      The Clown couldn't tell us the truth if his life depended on it.
      Probably a genetic fault, aye.


    5. His claim that the company is undervalued, bound to be true, someday.

    6. The New SodaStream is not the old seltzer company.

      Your ability to read still lacks.

      The Company went public about 5-6 years ago.

      That is the reference that INVESTORS look at…

      But as for genetics?

      Is that another attempt at Jew bashing?

      Just shows you can't stay on a topic..

  47. No one gives a flying fuck about Soda Stream one way or the other.

    Except our self proclaimed 'military expert' Jackass the Antisemite.

    If he had the courage of his convictions he'd go join Hamas.

    If his mom would let him out her basement......which she won't except to go bowling once or twice a year, chaperoned of course.

    It gives him another idiot topic about which to blab blab blab endlessly........

    1. ................instead of working on his super hush hush super duper important to us all secret project off the coasts of Panama, which doens't 'really' exist in any case.

    2. Jack's a nasty little prick but good for some real humor in his own perverse way....

    3. Wrong again you bank robbing fraudster of a draft dodger.

      SodaStream's cratering stock value represents the efforts of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction Movement, or the mismanagement of the 102 year old company.
      It is one or the other, or a combination of both.

      As allen said when US and European civil aviation was not allowed to fly into ISrael, the economy of of the Apartheid State is its target of greatest vulnerability. If you support ISrael, buy SodaStream products, if you don't, don't.

      Most folks don't. Even those that have bought their hardware, have dumped on the refills.
      Sales are way, way off. The 4th quarter results are in, the truth is becoming more apparent.
      The BDS Movement has legs.

    4. SodaStream (NASDAQ:SODA) reports sales in the Americas region fell 49% Y/Y to $37.2M during Q4.
      Sales in Western Europe were 7% lower at $66.9M.

    5. Jack, selected, cropped and misleading reporting as always.

    6. Not at all ...

      If you have anything to add, feel free to

      But you wont because you cannot.

  48. Another Jack the Antisemite prediction gets flushed down the toilet -

    bruary 26, 2015
    Finally Cleared, Zimmerman Should Sue the DOJ
    By Jack Cashill

    "In all criminal prosecutions," reads the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, "the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial." In its dangling of George Zimmerman over the pit of judicial hell for the last three years, the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) violated the spirit of that amendment for no better reason than to pacify the Democrats' increasingly bloodthirsty base.

    Finally, on Tuesday of this week, the DOJ announced that it had found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against Zimmerman. A White House so seemingly appalled by torture had no qualms about torturing Zimmerman needlessly for nearly three years. Indeed, within months of the February 26, 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, the DOJ knew it had no criminal case against Zimmerman, but it kept dangling him nonetheless..........

    Rufus the Racist is in deep mourning. What with the Ferguson Affair Rufus may take up drinking again.

    Glad you have toned the drinking down, Rufus.

    It will do you a world of good.

    Great for the blood pressure too, which is a must to watch for those over sixty.

    Stroke risk.

    Doctor's orders ?

    1. You're a moron. I haven't drunk much for ten years, or more.

      As for Zimmerman, he got away with murder, this time - but he'll end up in prison before it's over.

    2. What prediction was that?

      You make false claims, never providing a reference Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.
      But that you defrauded a bank, stole their money, well ...

      bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT

      But I did rip off the bank for $7500 hundred dollars, when I was on my knees, and fighting for my economic life, on my aunt's credit card. But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. …

    3. Just like a meth head, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, tries to justify his crime by saying that the loot was owed him, by the people or institution he ripped off.

  49. February 26, 2015
    Psychopathology of a Blonde Joke
    By Deborah C. Tyler

    How many blondes does it take to “spokesmodel” Obama’s and Kerry’s psychopathic reverse victimology that provides cover for bloodthirsty fiends committing atrocities against innocent civilians? How many flaxen chicks does the State Department need to regurgitate a horrifying indifference to human suffering while expostulating sympathy for Islamic monsters?

    Just one – if she’s Marie Harf. It is not only that Harf seems to have graduated from the Glozell School of International Studies and believes the American taxpayer can provide voc rehab for a billion Islamic youths. It is her parrotlike incapacity to name the dropouts from the human race -- the ideological death cultist Islamic sadist-murderers. She will not distinguish them from any other “kids” with AK-47s. Worst of all, she deadpans the State Department’s comprehensive lack of compassion for the victims of today’s holocaust.

    The question, “Does Barack Obama love America?” obfuscates the real psychological problem of the 44th President. He not only evidences a lack of love for America, he lacks empathy for his fellow human beings. Obama may not be not a psychopath in his personal life, but he is a diagnosable political psychopath.............

    1. >> He not only evidences a lack of love for America, he lacks empathy for his fellow human beings.<<


      As shown by his advocacy of "comfort rooms" for little kids who survive abortions.

      Those babies are American Citizens the moment they are out of the womb. They no longer 'belong' to the mother.

      They have at that point Constitutional Rights.

      They have a right to immediate medical care, not a "Comfort Room" which sounds like something one might pay extra for at a fancy motel.

      Yet, O'bozo wants to kill them.

      Obama is a twisted cretin.

    2. The only one to vote for this murderous crap in Illinois.

    3. Or was it the only one in the US Congress.

      I forget.

    4. You "forget" a lot.

      And, most of the rest of it, you never knew to start with.

      But, that don't stop you. Does it sport?

  50. JACK: The BDS Movement has legs.

    After Paris, Whither the BDS Movement?
    Showing no empathy and spinning crazy theories, Israel’s fiercest critics show that it’s Jews, not the Jewish state, they despise

    Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that you belong to a group committed to ending the Israeli presence in the West Bank and erecting a Palestinian state. In the face of repeated criticism, you’ve insisted that you have no problem with Jews, that it’s Israeli policy that you abhor. Maybe you advocate an immediate Israeli return to the 1967 borders. Maybe you’re more hardened and believe that the Jewish state should give way to a multiethnic one stretching from the river to the sea. Whatever the case may be, you insist that you’re committed to reconciliation, to justice, to peace.

    Now let’s assume—hypothetically, of course—that terrorists run rampant in a European capital far removed from Jerusalem and Ramallah. In one case, they single out one woman and shoot her for being Jewish. In another, they attack a kosher supermarket, executing four shoppers. How do you react?

    If you’re smart, if you’re compassionate, if you’re truly interested in human rights, you simply condemn the attacks. You do it not because it’s the right thing to do—standing up to terrorism is every civilized person’s duty—but also because you realize that your ability to attract allies hinges on convincing them that you harbor no anti-Jewish sentiments, no matter how fiery your anti-Israeli rhetoric may get. This is especially true when, in the aftermath of the violence in Paris, kooks of all stripes rose to decry the massacres as “false flag” attacks perpetrated by the Mossad in order to foment anti-Muslim outrage. It would have been good, even essential, to have heard the pro-Palestinian camp stand up to such nonsense, decry the murder of innocents, and pledge their commitment to a peaceful resolution.

    We’ve had no such luck.

    1. Instead of the sort of empathy you’d expect any sane person to express at a moment like this, the most vocal proponents of the BDS movement took radically different paths. Jewish Voice for Peace, for example, one of the leading radical leftist organizations focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, published a blog post that indicated precisely where its priorities lay. Entitled “The Paris Murders & the Islamophobic Backlash,” it contained many wise observations like the one alerting readers that “Muslims are at greatly heightened risk from the forces of bigotry,” but almost nothing about the fact that other forces, no less bigoted, had just taken the lives of 17 people, many of them Jewish. Even if you subscribe to the moronic theory that believes the concrete threat to be not the men with the semiautomatic weapons but some future affront to somebody’s feelings, you can still take more than half a sentence to express genuine sadness at the thought of so many wasted lives. JVP had no time for such normal, human sentiments; nor did many others who make assailing Israel their cause. Writing in Mondoweiss, for example, and never once mentioning Jews—quite a feat, considering that one of the attacks took place in a kosher supermarket—Chloe Patton argued that we westerners needed to embrace “the ways in which the historical traumas of the global south continue to haunt the postcolonial present.” Even without judging the intellectual merit of such an argument, it’s not too hard to see that one thing that makes it particularly vile is that it assumes that only one side has any right to a hearing, while the other, even when slaughtered, ought to do nothing but listen and empathize.

      Such uncaring, coming at this particular moment from anyone professing to be an activist working on behalf of universal values is deafening. As it happens, however, it beats the alternative.

      That would be the attempt to hurry past the actual killings of actual human beings and milk the situation for every possible drop of bilious propaganda. Enter Ali Abunimah, one of the most vocal—and noxious—opponents of Israel and the co-founder of a website called The Electronic Intifada, a name that does very little to distance the site’s writers from the memory of the two violent Palestinian uprisings that claimed the lives of nearly a thousand Israeli civilians.

      Observing the situation in France, Abunimah promoted a novel theory: Because the gravest danger we face is Islamophobia, and because Islamophobia feeds on a false belief that European Muslims aren’t trying hard enough to fit in, French Jews rushing to leave France in the wake of the Paris attacks are the real and unsung villains.

      “[I]mmigrants and their European-born descendants from Muslim-majority countries are routinely accused by those who hate and fear them of ‘refusing to integrate’ in Europe,” Abunimah wrote, and therefore “those who say that Jews must leave Europe for their own safety are saying in effect that it is impossible for Jews to integrate and ever be safe in their home countries.” And that, Abunimah triumphantly concludes, is “a fundamentally anti-Semitic” idea.

    2. In other words, when the victims scurry for safety, they’re really only digging their hole deeper and are therefore to blame for making a bad situation worse. And, of course, it’s all Israel’s fault: The title of Abunimah’s piece is “Israel Moves Quickly To Exploit Paris Attacks.”

      To those among us unfortunate enough to follow the BDS movement closely, such vitriol is no news. But cataclysmic events have a way of rattling people into sudden awakenings. And so here’s a simple suggestion: before you engage in conversation with critics of Israel, take a moment and check their digital footprint from the past week. If they’ve taken the time and the trouble to condemn these horrific murders without equivocation, if they sound genuinely remorseful, proceed. But if all they can muster are musty cliches or steely dogmas, if they can’t take a moment away from their politics to be ordinary, feeling humans, and if they can’t miss an opportunity to see even this tragedy as yet another proof of the exceptional nefariousness of the Israeli regime, then they’ve proven that the true object of their vitriol is not the Jewish state but the Jewish people.

      So Jack, the Cheerleader of the BDS, wants to see Israel destroyed and the Jews genocided…

      Nothing new.

    3. Not at all, "Ordure.

      SodaStream was targeted by the BDS Movement, sometime around September or October of 2013, if memory serves.
      Since that time the market capitalization of the company has decreased almost One Billion Dollars

      I have stated that the cratering of the market capitalization can only be accountd for in two ways, gross mismanagement of SodaStream or the BDS Movement.

      "Ordure has claimed, time and again, that the management team at SodaStream is strong.
      If he is correct, even a broken clock is right twice a day, then the cratering of the market cap of SodaStream is directly attributable to the BDS Movement.

      Reality may suck for the stockholders, but it is not my responsibility.

    4. The BDS movement has cost 500 palestinians good paying jobs.

      Is that success?

      Year over year, millions and millions of dollars of revenue by Soda Stream is occurring, regardless of the ups and downs of a market.


      Your either or choices on this and many issues is akin to the question: "have you stopped beating your wife?"

      You don't decide the choice of variables.

      I claim that SodaStream is a 1/2 billion dollar a year business….

      Something I wish I had…

    5. Soda Stream, provides jobs for a large number of Israelis, and thanks to the BDS? No palestinians will have those high paying jobs again.

      Soda Stream MOVED from the west bank, to a better, more modern physical plant with better tax incentives and robotic innovations…

      So thanks to the BDS for showing SodaStream the future.

      No economic joint ventures for the arabs of the west bank.


    6. "Ordure has claimed, time and again, that the management team at SodaStream is strong.
      If he is correct, even a broken clock is right twice a day, then the cratering of the market cap of SodaStream is directly attributable to the BDS Movement.

      Sorry Jack, your either or choices just don't fit reality.

      Markets change, products shift and more importantly it's a suck ass economy..

      America is but 4% of the world, sure it makes up about 20% of the world economy but the smart money is not on the American market anymore.. India, Asia that's were growth is occurring…

      My suggestion for you?

      KEEP obsessing about Soda Stream…

      It keeps you off the streets

    7. If it is 'market changes', that would be both a combination of "Bad Management", and the BDS Movement.
      As the greatest market change' was the BDS Movement targeting the company.
      "Bad Management" was in not responding to the challenge, before almost One Billion Dollars in market capitalization was lost.


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    9. your take on international business is quite amazingly naive, it is also quite amazing you have time to talk when you spend so much time sucking Iranian and BDS dick….

  51. PPP Poll of Republicans:

    Do You Believe in Evolution?

    NO - 49%

    Yes - 37%

    Would You Support establishing Christianity as the National Religion?

    YES - 57%

    No - 30%

    Yeah, buddy. The Party of Brainiacs, it is. :)

    1. Rufus IIThu Feb 26, 02:25:00 PM EST

      You "forget" a lot.

      And, most of the rest of it, you never knew to start with.

      But, that don't stop you. Does it sport?



      And Rufus our Knee Jerk racist can't even remember I'm 'Bubba' not 'sport'.

    2. Dear Occasional Reader:

      Our Uncle Rufus the Knee Jerk Racist often has trouble remembering his Linky Poos, and names too.

      Hopefully his performance in this area will improve with the lessened alcohol intake.

    3. Wrong, again Robrt "Draft Dodger" Peterson

      You are "Draft Dodger" and "Bank Fraudster" although "Coward" and "Lacking in Moral Value" could also apply.

    4. "Boobie" was before your criminal past as a fraudster was admitted to and your lack of social responsibility, exemplified by your "Draft Dodging", was made crystal clear.

    5. Jack, don't you live in a glass house?

      You have admitted to being a killer of civilians in central america for hire…

      You deal in drugs and guns, all admitted.

      You have been reported to the AZ FBI for internet stalking and making death threats…

      And while we are at it, you claimed to have seen the report…

      But we know KNOW that was a lie…

      Stalked the WRONG Jew for almost a decade did you…


      Liar Liar pants on fire..

      jack, the the joker, Hawkins, seeks to libel others…

      Projection Jack, you project your OWN criminal intent…..

      shame on you…

      tsk tsk

    6. No, I do not live in a glass house.

      Post the documentation for any of those claims ...
      We all know that you cannot, because there are none

    7. When it comes to libel, "O"rdure, you are the top dog.

      Rocco Wachman and your character assassination shot against him stands as an example of that.

    8. We don't need "evidence" we filed the criminal complaint, under oath against you with the AZ FBI.

      They will collect the evidence and at some time, in the future, they will arrest you for your crimes.

      They and I are patient…

      You will see the inside of a jail before you die in 9 7/8 years...

    9. Get any phone calls yet?



      Or maybe LACK of calls…


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    1. South Korea decriminalizes adultery, condom sales soar.......Drudge

      This move should be good for the divorce lawyers and well as the condom companies, in addition to being a shot in the arm for the South Korean economy.

  53. Llamas on the loose (would that be a great name for a band, or what?) in Maricopa County.

  54. Just watched that story on Fox. Shep Smith was pretty funny about it.

    Related to camels, he said....

  55. A male llama is a sire, a female llama is a dame, a little kid llama is a creo or kreo or something......couldn't catch it.....a bunch of llamas is a herd.........


  56. Obama: 'We've Expanded My Authorities'......drudge

    Using the Royal WE but incoherently, as he should have said 'We've expanded OUR authorities' the illiterate oaf.

    He's ought to ban bullets now.

    Good luck with that.

    And don't worry about the FCC's net neutrality ruling, whatever it turns out to be, as it will be overturned as they didn't follow the proper procedure and notify Congress and the legislation they are acting under has already been found faulty twice, according to Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox's house retired Federal Judge legal authority.

    Watch Fox to get it right and get it first.

    Their military experts get it right.

  57. Llama update:

    Shep is reporting they have captured the black llama first.

    And adds, 'just sayin'.

    Are black llamas being singled out ?

  58. Christian center in Jerusalem set on fire and vandalized by Israeli settlers.
    Graffiti including "we want the redemption of Zion," and “Jesus is a son of a whore”


  59. "I first started writing publicly about how the U.S. government was going to ultimately switch the “war on terror” to an internal focus and demonize American citizens that express dissent back while I still worked on Wall Street, five or six years ago. While I was mocked and accused of hyperbole at the time, it has become quite clear that this is exactly the direction we are headed in…and fast. Let’s not forget that the FBI classified peaceful Occupy Wall Street protestors as terrorists as that movement was gaining momentum. Furthermore, why else would the Department of Homeland Security be buying ammo in such enormous quantities unless the U.S. oligarchy saw its real enemy as the American public itself? The 99.99%. From the LA Times:

    Finch teaches police and public officials around the country how to deal with self-described “sovereign citizens” like Wright. Finch and his partner, Det. Kory Flowers, have trained nearly 15,000 police and 5,000 public officials to combat sovereigns, zealots who refuse to recognize government authority in virtually any form.

    Violent confrontations are rare, but the FBI says at least six police officers have been killed by sovereigns since 2000. A man tied to the movement shot and killed a California Highway Patrol officer who stopped him in Contra Costa County last year. A responding officer shot and killed the assailant.

    The agency calls sovereigns — who number between 100,000 and 300,000 — a “domestic terrorist movement.”

    You’ve gotta love the FBI. They can’t recognize or jail any of the financial terrorists that have already pulled off the greatest heist in American history and continue to plunder, but once an average citizen complains about their government being criminal and corrupt, THEY are somehow the terrorists.

    “To them, a police officer is just a man in a Halloween costume,” Finch said."


  60. Well, rat rooter, you and your gang in your self styled militia (the National Guards are Unconstitutional, aye) better be damned well armed up when you are finally let out of your mom's basement and go amarching on Washington, D.C. as you used to dream, to put the country to rights.

    The best of luck to ye, aye. The Nation needs more men like you.

  61. CPAC Report

    If Ted Cruz doesn't get the nomination, he has a future in MIssissippi as a stage preacher, the way he waltzed back and forth on the CPAC stage....

    Ben Carson is for getting of the IRS. And putting health care back in our own hands. These points and others brought them to their feet......

    Fiorina ripped Shillary a new female body part.....

    Scott Walker got heckled, handled it well, and came out a winner.....

  62. Ben Carson is for getting RID of the IRS.

  63. .

    If Ted Cruz doesn't get the nomination, he has a future in MIssissippi as a stage preacher, the way he waltzed back and forth on the CPAC stage....

    Ted's tribute to Rufus II, The River Song

    He wants to go to heaven but he's afraid to fly.