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For those playing at home, we offer a little buzzword bingo for today's impromptu Presidential press conference regarding Iraq: "line in the sand", "support", "red line", "drone", "sanctions", "kinetic", "sternly worded email", "no one could have seen this coming", and "boots on the ground." We suspect it's going to be another long-weekend for war correspondents... and journalists (which means it must be time to dump VIX and BTFWWIII).

 

 

 

or this...

 

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:49 | 4853161 spekulatn
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Hash tag bitchez.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:52 | 4853194 simplejack
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how did Iraq break in the first place?  who broke it?  

 

why did they break it?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54 | 4853209 Buckaroo Banzai
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We've got these Shiite infidel scum on the run! ALLAHU AKBAR!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:59 | 4853235 takeaction
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Oh Look...the community organizer is LATE again......who would have known? This is so funny to watch the empty field...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:02 | 4853251 economics9698
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I think Uday and Kusai pissed Bush off by hanging pictures of his daughters up next to the K-Y jelly and paper towels.  

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:02 | 4853273 DaddyO
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Wow, he used the terrrrist word.

Why the shift in narrative?

DaddyO

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:06 | 4853293 Four chan
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its on this weekend go long oil short markets.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:11 | 4853324 gh0atrider
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Only Obama can micromanage the free ponzi world!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:14 | 4853360 simplejack
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has anybody asked the people of Iraq what they want?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:29 | 4853470 StacksOnStacks
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Viagra doesn't make McCain this hard!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:42 | 4853568 redpill
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They better be careful or Obama might unfriend them on Facebook.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:51 | 4853651 WarHorse
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For fuke sake - Obama is about as useful as tits on a bull.  

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:01 | 4853265 Whoa Dammit
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OBullwinkle's favorite tag line: "Watch me pull a rabbit outta my ass."

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:03 | 4853276 ACP
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Hang on, I'm taking notes...

BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:19 | 4853388 Lewshine
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Incoherent Obama speak - Military action / diplomacy/ No military action will help/ Iraq's need to defend themselves. What BS!! Expect gas to be $5.00 a gallaon by july 4th.

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:21 | 4853412 john39
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not sending troops because those Saudi/Israeli takfiri militants are doing zato's dirty work in destroying the ME.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/06/13/the-jewish-plan-for-the-middle-e...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:23 | 4853425 ChiefToledo
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The strategy is very clear. Install Sunni aligned regime, dump Iranian friendly Shia government. The high ranking Taliban admin guys just released from Gitmo can advise.

Enough said.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:41 | 4853565 redpill
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And then rinse&repeat when Billary is in the WH?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:08 | 4853769 TruthHunter
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If the plan is to turn the "Fertile Crescent" into a wasteland, it's right on track.

 

The plan(IMHO):

Keep Iraqi oil in the ground.

Scare the shit of of the Shiites.

Make sure Sunnis and Shiites are evenly balanced and destroy each other in Iraq.

Destroy Assad in the slowest and most painful way possible.

Use up Hezballah's war chest in Syria.

Leave Russia holding the bag on Syria's loans.

$5+ oil sounds almost merciful... Just a downturn planned, not collapse.

When things settle down, take out the House of Saud.

 

 

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:39 | 4854984 NihilistZero
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I must selfishly admit that your post has put me in the best mood of any regarding this clusterfuck.

Maybe these CIA Black Ops will actually make things better for the average American for once instead of worse.  Or perhaps, at least, less bad...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:57 | 4853237 The Duke of New...
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It's a multi-faceted business plan;

 

* Create artifical oil shortage: pump oil prices & oil stocks.

 

* Break everything: then get no-bid cotrracts and have US taxpayers fund expensive re-construction projects.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:05 | 4853288 takeaction
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Can you imagine being that guy standing next to the chopper not being able to move....What a pawn.  Nice job buddy.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:30 | 4853482 Jethro
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Well, being a Marine myself, I can honestly tell you, that the Marine hates what he's doing. He'll follow orders though. I can almost guarantee you that he's the low man on the totem pole or lost a bet. If he were able to just do what he wanted, he'd taco punch that halfrican catamite right in the mangina.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:43 | 4853579 kchrisc
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Is your friend aware that his "orders" are, from a Constitutional and Nuremberg Principle IV point of view, unlawful?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:53 | 4853200 economics9698
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Cocksucker in chief needs to get the fuck off the stage.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:56 | 4853228 Buckaroo Banzai
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But I like to watch monkeys fucking a football.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 15:48 | 4854550 fockewulf190
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If I was Iran´s top turban, I´d go for broke and, after absorbing all the screaming banshees around Basra into my new Army of the 12th Imam, I´d march my way north through Bagdad, link up with my quds force and Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops already in country, and slaughter the entire lot all the way to Mosul. After the counter-blitzkrieg, then I would bypass the Kurds, and fight heading east, mopping up all the way to Damascus, while Hezbollah and Assad join in on the offensive.   Game Over.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:55 | 4853219 takeaction
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Obama....you fuck...FLy that chopper in and do some Rambo shit with Michelle and your daughters...show us how to lead from example...don't send our guys into this hell hole AGAIN...Peace prize Fucker!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:03 | 4853274 Urban Redneck
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If he's going to use a vehicle as a comedic prop for his press performance, the Marine Corps Band should grow some ballz and start playing the Entrance of the Gladiators instead of Hail to the Chief whenever Obozo shows up.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:39 | 4853544 optimator
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badonviller marsch would be more appropriate.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:02 | 4853761 CrimsonAvenger
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They should kick off Yakety Sax (aka the Benny Hill theme song), have him walk in super-fast and start patting Biden on his head.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:17 | 4854228 Urban Redneck
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For the MTV/YouBoob generations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g094B573iWI

(Yes, it actually started out as a military march before the organ grinders got a hold of it.)

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:49 | 4853163 rtalcott
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VsifANR96s

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:49 | 4853166 Billy Sol Estes
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"Here's the plan: my army of trained rats will lead the charge, and my scabies will protect our flank."

-Final Sacrifice

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:50 | 4853173 wisefool
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I was against the war before I was for the war.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:50 | 4853176 disabledvet
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"Quantity is a quality all it's own." Joseph Stalin.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:51 | 4853179 Chupacabra-322
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Now let me be perfectly clear. It was Bush's fault.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:15 | 4853365 tarsubil
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Now let me be clear, we are going to discuss and think and stuff about the stuff that is happening and may happen or has possibly thought to have happened and we are going to consider it for some time and stuff.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:31 | 4853975 zerozulu
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which one?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:49 | 4854086 SDShack
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Is he brandishing a crayon and talking about Red Lines yet?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:45 | 4854358 midtowng
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And Cheney's.

The Democrats are guilty of being gutless when it came to standing up to the Republicans. Everyone in the world but the Republicans knew that invading Iraq was a bad idea.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 17:13 | 4854901 DaddyO
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Sorry midtowng, that argument rings hollow. We're almost 6 years into a democratic presidency which had total legislative control for two years. When is it gonna be Obummer's fault?

This admin has left death and destruction throughout the world and not one libtard has stepped up and denounced dear leader like they have Bush.

I'm no fan of the Bushes or the Cheneys or other oligarchical families and am tired of the blame game. When is the buck gonna stop and someone take full and complete responsibility?

Enough already, Rome is burning...

DaddyO

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:50 | 4853180 IndicaTive
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Let me be perfectly clear.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:51 | 4853188 williambanzai7
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Remember Little Bighorn?

Now we have Little Big Butthead.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:52 | 4853195 Dan The Man
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"BTFWWIII"  

 

LMAO...Thats funny

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54 | 4853203 kchrisc
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Obama: "Lets see, 'Who' is on first, and 'What' is on second, and 'Don't Know" is on third...I'm confused."

CIA-Obama will not be ordered by his CIA and Israeli handlers to bomb the CIA's "terrorists" in Iraq.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4853243 Son of Captain Nemo
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kc

"Everything you wanted to know about Iraq but were afraid to ask"...  This is beyond evil and it just proves we're living on the 3rd layer of Hell.

Question is:  How will Ass-Puppet-in-Chief or should I say his handlers keep all these plates spinning and in total control of them is anybody's guess?...

Meanwhile back in Ukraine...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54 | 4853205 Rip van Wrinkle
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Will someone please get this scrotum off my TV screens just for one fucking day.

 

This fucker is more usefulon a basketball court than he is as a leader.

 

How doesit go now.....oh, that's right....FUCK YOU OBAMA!!

 

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:59 | 4853242 Chupacabra-322
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You've seen him play hoops? Bath House Barry sucks & has no outside J.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:59 | 4853249 thamnosma
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It's been 5 years of daily torture.  I do everything I can to avoid even hearing his voice.  I've laughed at some of our "leaders", been enraged by them as well, but I deeply detest this fuck.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:02 | 4853269 Dr. Engali
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Bush's voice used to annoy the crap out of me, but at least it wasn't a daily occurrence. Listening to Zero's daily drone is fucking awful.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:10 | 4853308 simplejack
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why do Bush's and Clinton's keep getting elected?

 

aren't there candidates with other last names?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:44 | 4854056 hidingfromhelis
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Elected isn't the word I would use.  That implies that voters have choices and affect the outcome.  Selected might be a more appropriate word.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:10 | 4853322 thamnosma
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Exactly, Doc, he's shoved down our throats by his media every single fucking day on every subject under the moon.  

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853323 CrashisOptimistic
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Let me just point out that this is the sort of activity one expects when one lives in a world awash with oil.  Booming abundance is what does this.

Hell, if oil were scarce, there would be tensions and constant bloodshed to deal with, that only gets worse and worse and worse.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54 | 4853207 stant
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Blunder run replaced thunder run

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54 | 4853208 Shad_ow
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Waiting for Obama to "fix" anything that concerns your safety in Iraq?

Be afraid, very afraid.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:58 | 4853241 AG BCN
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Kebab sanctions are coming. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:02 | 4853264 Nevsky
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WH will prohibit selling pork to ISIS affiliates

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:59 | 4853245 adonisdemilo
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Send Blair, Bush, all their respective families and all the war mongers who voted or agreed to this entire fuck up.

Arm them all with water pistols, pea shooters or popguns and let the infidels know they're on their way to sort them out.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:14 | 4853355 CrashisOptimistic
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The tragedy of the circumstance?

You're wrong.

It would not have mattered who did what.

Relentless, inexorable oil decline would caused all this regardless of who did what.

There is no solution for oil scarcity.  It will only get worse.  There will never be improvement.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:19 | 4853394 machineh
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Don't forget the greasiest man on the planet, Paul Wolfowitz, who now lives under a slimy rock.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:46 | 4853602 Emergency Ward
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Does he share the rock with the Kagans?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:05 | 4853776 SAT 800
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"Canon Ball Flag Day" ?? WTF. someone has a flag with a canon ball on it ? Have we been invaded and taken over last night by the united canon balls? Was this produced by the "The Onion". Wow; I bet Putin is really worried.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:32 | 4855136 Bazza McKenzie
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Actually getting rid of Saddam was not a problem.  It was the idiotic decision to attempt to create "democracy" in a Muslim country riven by ethnic and religious differences.  Had they hung Saddam and lined up the next Iraqi general as strongman, with the message to forget about WMDs, the US would have been in and out of Iraq in 6 months and it would still be a stable country.  It was "nation building" that cost most of the money and virtually all of the lives.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:59 | 4853246 supersajin
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You guys are BURTAL, LOL.  However Obama is getting exactly what he deserves.  MAYBE if he had not codifyied the Bush Admin. illegal activities we would be here today!!

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:34 | 4853514 aardvarkk
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This fucker makes Bush look like a piker.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:00 | 4853250 Dr. Engali
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Curious..... I don't see any anti-war protest marches in the streets. I wonder why that is?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:49 | 4853617 29.5 hours
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Doc, that is failure of right and left and in-between. It is a failure of the American people as a whole.

I'm confident that eventually we will manage to pour into the streets but, until then, we have the "leadership" our inactivity deserves.

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:00 | 4853252 NoTTD
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You forgot "#powerfulhashtag".

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:32 | 4853504 SWCroaker
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You and your history.   I thought those were redacted and memory holed.  Somebody's slacking off...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:45 | 4853590 Nevsky
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Somebody's slacking off...

Same people who are asleep at the wheel at WH.

Evil and/or criminal incompetence is generally... incompetent. It triumph not because it is strong, but because good becomes week.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:01 | 4853261 DaddyO
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BULLSHIT!

Enough have died already!

DaddyO

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:02 | 4853263 Colonel Klink
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ISIL.....President just said the operate in Iraq and SYRIA.  There's the next angle to try to get back into the Syrian war by the US.  Since faux poison gas attacks didn't work.

Guy should get the Nobel prize for LYING.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:58 | 4853722 Matt
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They DO operate in Syria and Iraq; the L is for The Levant. Whether this excuse is used to justify action in Syria or not, it is not a lie.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:01 | 4853266 smacker
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Iraq is in chaos and has been since it was invaded by the US & UK governments in 2003.

I'm now beginning to understand what GW Bush meant when he said "Mission Accomplished".

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:02 | 4853271 NuYawkFrankie
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Lord Deliver Us from This Criminal Imbecile.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853272 Emergency Ward
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Obama, you fucking warmongering lunatic, who do you think you are, George W Bush !?!?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:18 | 4853383 Jethro
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In terms of screwing things up, Obama has surpassed W Bush. I think congratulations are in order actually. W Bush set the bar fairly high, but Obama vaulted that bitch like it was nothing, and that just on foreign policy. In every other area of leadership and policy, Obama has set the record on arrogance, incompetence and sheer willful ignorance.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:23 | 4855097 NihilistZero
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As if either of them have any REAL decision making power.  POTUS get's to choose what particular interest group to throw some financial favors and where his library gets built.  That's about it.  Banks and Corps decide all else...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:03 | 4853277 grgy
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Intensive diplomacy.  What the fuck is that?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:00 | 4853741 Matt
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The opposite of extensive. So, I guess that means spending all your time talking to a small number of countries, rather than a large number.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:03 | 4853278 JenkinsLane
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Third time's the charm....

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:04 | 4853279 A82EBA
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keep the sheep fully informed ..yeah right

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:04 | 4853282 Chippewa Partners
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Goodbye BAGHDAD while remaining vigilant.  

How pissed off are the parents, families and current and former military of everywhere who stepped foot in IRAQ in the last decade?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:06 | 4853292 NOTaREALmerican
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As pissed off as all the dumbasses who stepped foot in Vietnam.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853304 thamnosma
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They didn't have a choice, they were drafted.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853338 NOTaREALmerican
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And the current patriots enlisted to spread freedom to the 10th century sand-people?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:01 | 4853750 Matt
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They could have gone to prison instead. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:51 | 4853644 lakecity55
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"I-Rock is now overrun with vicious terrists! Mission Accomplished!"

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:04 | 4853283 Cangaroo.TNT
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How much for "mess I inherited"?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:05 | 4853286 NOTaREALmerican
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Look,  if it wasn't for Rambo, the US would have lost Vietnam.   

Does this generation have what takes to find its OWN Rambo?   Mind sure did.   

This goddamn generation are a bunch of panzies, that's what's wrong.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:11 | 4853315 Emergency Ward
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This generation has RamBozo.  "Thankyouverymucheverybody"

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:09 | 4853287 Joenobody12
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The plan is to send our latest blackhawk and APC to Bagdad then leave town so our Al Qaeda ISIS friends can use them to attack Syria and Iran. After the mission is accomplished there are plenty of time to stir up shit among the ISIS, breaking them down into a number of easily controlable isis and isntisnts . Then Gods chosen poeple can finally feel at ease. 

Israel uber alle !

 

Meanwhile Obumpma declares : I am going to hold my breath till my face turns red. Al Qaeda must go.blah blah blah ha ha ha.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:15 | 4853362 Nevsky
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When life parodies parody:

 

  •  Obama trained and armed ISIS for the war on Syria (an perphaps in Libya and Yemen)

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:21 | 4853411 83_vf_1100_c
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"The plan is to send our latest blackhawk and APC to Bagdad then leave town so our Al Qaeda ISIS friends can use them"

Might be a good plan.  http://www.duffelblog.com/2014/06/isis-iraq-humvees-captured/

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:06 | 4853295 Baby Eating Dingo22
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That poor sap has to stand at attention behind the blowhard the entire time the blather spews

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:06 | 4853296 junction
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Other words: "apoplectic," "massively incompetent," "shovel ready" (as in flinging manure to the public at a press conference), "classified," "under review," "unforseen," "blue ribbon panel," "CIA resources."  No mention will be made of NSA or Joint Chiefs total incompetence is not filing reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki filled the Army top command with his Shiite friends, who then set about looting everything that wasn't nailed down.  Wouldn't want anyone to compare Maliki with Obama.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853302 wisefool
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I wonder what our allies around the world think we should do, and if they are preparing to help, since 90% of the energy/oil produced there goes to them.

Oh thats right, they are watching soccor, drinking and having fun with each other.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:29 | 4853472 Dr. Engali
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We don't have any allies around the world. We've done a damn fine nod if pissing off just about everybody.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:07 | 4853303 Pesky Varmint
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The Laurel and Hardy video had genuine genius in it.

As opposed to watching Assclown in Chief and his Cronies.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853305 Jena
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This, before he takes off for the Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage for a relaxing weekend:

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2014/06/06/michelle-barack-obama-pal...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:19 | 4853395 Milton Waddams
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"We cannot, WILL NOT, let these brutal terrists overrun Iraq and put at jeopardy the sacrifices made by the American people....now watch this drive!"

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:22 | 4853423 Jethro
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Obviously, this is a quote from the teleprompter, and not the idiot that reads from it...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:49 | 4853620 lakecity55
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"Ah, great food, great dope...and Reggie!!!!"

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:08 | 4853310 suteibu
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Being an idiot is excusable.  What is not excusable is being an arrogant idiot.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:10 | 4853318 valley chick
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Blah blah blah covert blah blah blah

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:11 | 4853329 suteibu
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IMHO this was a CIA op to ensure that American troops would wind up based in Iraq, something Obama was unable to accomplish by US SOP.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:14 | 4853358 Dan The Man
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could be putin

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:17 | 4853376 suteibu
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Why?  This action threatens Iran and Syria (whom Russia supports) and brings Americans back into Iraq on Russia's border.  What's the upside for Putin?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:21 | 4853415 Jethro
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Closer ties with Iran? If Iraq is unstable, Iran is going to curry favor with the Iraqi shia. If Iraq breaks apart, the shia state will almost undoubtedly become a puppet regime for Iran. If there is oil/NG in that state, it'll be sold to the Russians, then the Chinese.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:25 | 4853449 suteibu
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The risk of having US bases in Iraq is too great.  Besides, Iraq was already sucking up to Iran. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:21 | 4853414 TruthTalker
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I agree with you about the CIA releasing the hounds - Al Qaeda is a CIA operation - http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/04/20/the-cias-founding-of-al-qaeda-do... but I disagree with the reason - Obama Et Al have wanted to enter Syria to solidify a Muslim Brotherhood Caliphate for years - he has begged congress on several occasions - Iraq is a ploy to spill over into Syria. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:29 | 4853474 suteibu
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Perhaps.  However, Iraq is the first nation to have experienced America's "nation-building" efforts and not subsequently hosted American troops on a permanent basis.  It sets a bad precedent for the world's only superpower.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:11 | 4853330 Dan The Man
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Well I thought Obama sounded frustrated and broke

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:47 | 4853606 lakecity55
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No, man, he's just like, stoned on good weed, man.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853331 CaptainSpaulding
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Will this excuse me from jury duty?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853335 Itchy and Scratchy
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Change You Can Believe In

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:12 | 4853342 thamnosma
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Is he done shitting out of his mouth yet?  Can I turn the volume back up on my laptop?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:13 | 4853344 Dan The Man
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He sounded a lot like my mom when i put a baseball through my 3rd window. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:13 | 4853347 TruthTalker
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The liar in chief - helping the Muslim Brotherhood every step of the way

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:13 | 4853351 balanced
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Summary of Obama's comments:

- These people have been fighting each other for a long time, and our own military action cannot fix the problems in Iraq, they need to figure these things out on their own.

- It's not easy to rebuild a country that we've destroyed through war.

- While things are moving very quickly in Iraq, we have no idea what to do, so don't expect a quick response.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:26 | 4853453 thamnosma
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We won't be seeing reruns of those clips on CNN and the rest of his whore media.   Would make some fun campaign ads though.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:31 | 4853490 Nevsky
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wh@re - might not like what she's doing but does it for money.

 

US mainstream media is a sadomasochistic abused b..ch busily humping the boot that kicks it.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:34 | 4853512 thamnosma
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LOL, a more apt description for sure.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:15 | 4853354 redwater
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Here's some released footage of Obama's special forces on a covert infiltration of ISIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK0ngZmVdAA

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:24 | 4853438 Nevsky
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Reality unfortunately is that ISIS infiltrated the Obama's proxy's force to fight Syria...

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:16 | 4853371 Dr. Engali
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We will not be sending troops back into Iraq. We will send Blackwater instead.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:19 | 4853400 I Write Code
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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:27 | 4853455 Atomizer
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Obama, just a few questions.

 

  • You just released GITMO prisoner’s in a swap deal
  • What are the demands of this group?
  • Why did this Iraq event suddenly occur after your abuse of power in releasing selected GITMO prisoners?
  • When you start discussing timeframes, it smells like a pre-planned quagmire.
Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:40 | 4853496 29.5 hours
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The mainstream lying machine is quick to get behind the President. Chief instrument of "managed" news, the NY Times, leads with its online headline "Revered Shiite Cleric Calls Iraq to Arms."

The "revered Shiite cleric" they are referring to is the very same Al-Sistani the NY Times called a tool of terrorism in 2004.

They have no shame and have complete contempt for the people who buy and read their rag.

 

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:32 | 4853503 The worst trader
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Another 3 trillion printed dollars should do the trick,not to mention the 50,000 solgers we may lose.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:37 | 4853533 MrButtoMcFarty
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"If I have to pull out this red Sharpie!"

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:38 | 4853537 Jano
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A good thing, that WallStreet pushed Kenya Obanana for president.

Its at least a good joke every time he tries to have a say.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:44 | 4853589 lakecity55
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"I volunteered to run for the WH, but I did not know about this stuff. Bush left me holding the bag. It's all his fault. I did not knw anything about this until I read the newspaper this morning."

"Also, somebody has been reducing our military power and even reducing our nukes! Nobody tells me anything around here, so you will have to be patient. I have to get back to Drudge to find out what's going on."

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:48 | 4853622 Duffy Duck
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So the people rebelling against the US puppet regime in Baghdad are all "Al Qaeda," huh?

How convenient.

Meanwhile, the terrorists we're arming/funding in Syria are "rebels" and those opposing the Banksters, oligarchs, and neofascist puppet regime in Kiev are "militants" with no legitimacy, eh?

Maybe.

But maybe not, friends.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:59 | 4853733 NoWayJose
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My guess is that the Iraqi people (and army) don't like either the American Puppet regime or ISIS.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 18:23 | 4855098 Bazza McKenzie
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 "puppet regimes" do what you tell them.  The Iraqi government hasn't been dancing to Obama's tune, even though it was US blood and money that put them there.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:49 | 4853625 Duffy Duck
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So the people rebelling against the US puppet regime in Baghdad are all "Al Qaeda," huh?

How convenient.

Meanwhile, the terrorists we're arming/funding in Syria are "rebels" and those opposing the Banksters, oligarchs, and neofascist puppet regime in Kiev are "militants" with no legitimacy, eh?

Maybe.

But maybe not, friends.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:51 | 4853652 ThisIsBob
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So essentially Iran will take over Iraq.  Who is Iran's best friend, Syria's too?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:54 | 4853677 Itchy and Scratchy
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How's Mr Nobel Kenyan's 'world peace' thing workin' out for him?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:58 | 4853712 Bastiat
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I married Isis on the 5th day of May

But I could not hold on to her very long

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:58 | 4853717 NoWayJose
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The only real hope to keep Iraq from completely falling is to send in a Rapid Deployment Force and stop them before they get to Baghdad.  The only way to ever hold territory is with boots on the ground.  Drones and airstrikes are not going to work when the rebels are driving pickup trucks and are dressed like the civilian population.  Obama can either move immediately, or will have the choice between another major war to regain the country - or abandoning it entirely to the rebels.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:20 | 4853848 DarthVaderMentor
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Too late. It'll be over in 2-5 weeks, except for the siege of Baghdad which will feature a humanitarian crisis via starvation and attrition.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:19 | 4853840 DarthVaderMentor
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I just hope the rooftop of the American embassy in Baghdad can hold multiple helicopters and the new V-22 Ospreys. The folks there I'm afraid are going to need it. The one big difference between Saigon and this time is the muslims have figured out that the helicopters in the compound rooftop will be vulnerable to RPG's while they load up, I'm afraid. Just like Somalia. 

IMHO they won't do a frontal attack into the city. They have some good ex-Iraqi Army field grade officers running the campaign towards Baghdad Rumor has it they already are using the captured Apaches as low CAP and limited interdiction forces. They will just sorround the capital and let it starve a while while they go South towards Basra and the oil money. It'll be a good "humanitarian crisis" for the press and the bleeding heart liberals in the West to fret about. 

 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:32 | 4853980 MrBoompi
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Obama said there is now a threat to American interests.  So there must be a threat to the oil supply.  The US doesn't give a shit about who runs Iraq as long as international oil companies control the flow of oil and it is traded in USD. 

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:45 | 4854359 The worst trader
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Do you realy believe he cares about  the US dollar?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 13:46 | 4854064 dirtbagger
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If one looks at a pre WWI map of the Middle East, it pretty much explains the current ISIS surge and occupation in Iraq and Syria.   100 years of Western nation building is going down the toilet as the region reverts back to their historical religious and tribal boundaries. 

The US and Colonial Western Europe countries were arrogant fools to think they could turn overturn the centuries-old tribal/religious bonds and blood feuds.  It is truly frightening how inept the US politicians and miltary decision making process has become.   There were probably many seasoned employees in the State Department who could have enlightened the generals and politicians over beers (off the record) how this whole debacle was going to end.

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