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Iraq 3.0: Obama Sends "Military Advisors" To Iraq; Kerry Tasked With Making Iraq Sects "Rise Above"

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Moments ago, president Obama announced what was informally known for days but only today was officially disclose to the public: namely that he’s sending up to 300 American troops to Iraq in the wake of escalating chaos in that nation. Actually: correction, make that "military advisors." Please don't call them troops because otherwise the US public may realize that Obama has just become only the third president in as many decades to launch his own private Iraq war.

Specifically, Obama said that "American combat troops are not going to be fighting in Iraq again... We do not have the ability to simply solve this problem by sending in thousands of troops and committing the kind of blood and treasure that has already been expended."

He is right: this time the fighting will be done by "military advisors" soon to be far more numerous than merely "thousands", operating under the watchful, remote controlled eyes of America's drone army.

As Politico succinctly summarizes, "It’s a politically uncomfortable move for a president who won election in large part due to his opposition to the Iraq War and who has touted the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq in 2011 as one of the key achievements of his presidency."

Naturally, coming from the president who has made the focus of his second term to rule via Executive Orders, this latest escalation would be just that - another unilateral action. Only this time Nancy Pelosi agreed to abdicate Congressional checks and balances on private presidential wars:

Obama added he would consult with Congress as he goes, but did not indicate he would return for another authorization vote.

 

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she and the other congressional leaders who met with Obama at the White House Wednesday told him that he does not need any additional authority to act if the action is being taken in the interests of national security, and that no one in the meeting raised an objection. According to Pelosi, Obama said his lawyers were studying that question, but that she hoped another vote wouldn’t be required.

That was just the beginning. Where things got bizarre, is when Obama said that "we are not looking to control their assets and their energy." The stupidity of this comment hardly deserve a comment: so why is Obama going in: as the pro bono mercenary army of an Iraqi president whom as we reported earlier Obama now wants replaced? Or maybe it is just to fight the ISIS rebels that the US has been secretly arming and training across the border in Syria.

But where things got outright surreal is when Obama announced that he’s sending John Kerry to Iraq consultations around a political solution. Kerry's mission? To help resolve 1400 years of infighting, sectarian hatred, violence and animosity and generally assure that, as Obama put it, the next leader will unite the sects and that Iraqi leaders must, wait for it, "rise above their differences."

Just because US Congress, where the left and the right hardly shoot at each other on sight, apparently has been so successful at rising above an ideological divide that has never been wider, it is now Iraq's turn to unite, overcome countless centuries of sectarian hatred, and come in a righteous circle singing Kumbaya. And if they refuse, US "military advisors" on the ground will help them.

That, in a nutshell, is the pretext for the latest US war in Iraq - Obama's own private foray into a conflict that he will no longer be able to blame on "Bush."

 

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Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:29 | 4874610 Headbanger
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Fuck you Barry

 

Send something with some real balls in there..

Like a bad ass B-58 Hustler with a few nukes flying at 200 ft off the deck..

Then a pop up maneuver to 6000,  roll inverted and release at the top and a solid pull through the loop for a perfect "bug out" manuever doing Mach 1.5 !!

 

And BLAMMMM!!  No more bullshit..

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:29 | 4874651 NotApplicable
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You sound almost as tough as the cock-sucker in chief.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:39 | 4874658 Headbanger
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And I was beginning to like you..

Oh well.. C'est la guerre

And you're on.

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:39 | 4874703 ParkAveFlasher
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Kerry tasked with being the arbitrator?  Never send in a horse to do a camel's work.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:46 | 4874734 john39
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Hey, according to the MSM, ISIS just accomplished something that the American military never could...   ISIS found Saddam's Chemical weapons:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10910868/Iraq-...

file it under, no rational human being could ever believe this shit.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:49 | 4874754 BaBaBouy
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OH Yeah...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:55 | 4874774 Pinto Currency
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Anyone not believe chaos in the MEast was the plan all along?

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:58 | 4874792 Chupacabra-322
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All done by Design, all done by Agenda at Bilderburg.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:34 | 4874930 ZerOhead
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The plan is still in play but has definitely hit a snag as I am almost certain (as one can be) that  Abu Bakr is NOT under their control.

He is working with former Iraqi Ba'athists against not only Al Malaki but also the Americans, Saudis and Israelis. It is a true clusterfuck going on right now.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:49 | 4875899 mjcOH1
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"Moments ago, president Obama announced what was informally known for days but only today was officially disclose to the public: namely that he’s sending up to 300 American troops to Iraq in the wake of escalating chaos in that nation. Actually: correction, make that "military advisors." Please don't call them troops"

 

I know.....let's call them 'operators'.   Because they'll be making calls and operating shit.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 06:59 | 4877257 Disenchanted
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ex-Pentagon official Michael Ledeen:

 

Ledeen, however, is less frivolous. In The War Against the Terror Masters, he identifies the exact regimes America must destroy:

 

First and foremost, we must bring down the terror regimes, beginning with the Big Three: Iran, Iraq, and Syria. And then we have to come to grips with Saudi Arabia. … Once the tyrants in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia have been brought down, we will remain engaged. …We have to ensure the fulfillment of the democratic revolution. … Stability is an unworthy American mission, and a misleading concept to boot. We do not want stability in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and even Saudi Arabia; we want things to change. The real issue is not whether, but how to destabilize.

 

quoted excerpt above from Whose War? in 2003.

 

Also look up A "Clean Break: A New Strategy For Securing The Realm(1996)"  brought to you by the same people who four years later hatched The Project For A New American Century and it's RAD(Rebuilding America's Defenses) document which required a "new New Pearl Harbor" to get the backing and support of the American people. They weren't really concerned with defending America, but more with securing the realm.

Btw "the realm" does not refer to the United States. And here we are today...hell yeah there was a fucking plan, you betcha!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:55 | 4874782 pods
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Well shitfuck, I hope these advisors are better than the trainers that retrained the Army that is now being massacred.

Probably the same group.

pods

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:47 | 4875000 madmax1965
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What a joke!  I actually broke out laughing when I saw that headline.  One would have to be a complete moron to believe this crap.  Sadly, virtually everyone I know will eat this shit up!  They just can't seem to wrap their heads around the fact that our .gov would fuck us!  Each day that goes by, this feels more and more like the fn twilight zone.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:50 | 4874756 NoDebt
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OK, it's time this needs to be said:

Our President has become mentally unstable and dangerously self-deluded.

This isn't mere incompetence, it isn't some part of his overall evil plan (and, believe me, he DOES have an evil plan), he's actually become mentally unhinged.  He is utterly incapable of grasping the situation with which he now finds himself confronted.  If you yelled "Boo!" near him, he's be hanging from the ceiling tiles by his fingernails.  His psyche has been damaged and he's withdrawn into his own little world inside his head where everything's still just fine.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:52 | 4874767 Headbanger
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Nahhh.. He's just some dumb fuck who believes his own bullshit.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:45 | 4874992 Skateboarder
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Eric Cartman: "Obama's gay as hell."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RV4K6YHTfg

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:57 | 4874788 john39
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his job is to smile and read the teleprompter, the real brain behind the operation.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:09 | 4874837 kchrisc
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Unlike previous puppets, this one does not care about his "legacy." He get his orders, implements them, goes golfing, does Reggie, repeats--a CIA manchurian candidate. He is not mentally unstable or self-deluded, however, he is a sociopath of the highest order.

That is why his administration seems so "different."

That is also why he is not bombing or invading; his CIA handlers do not want him bombing their assets in the ME.

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Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:23 | 4874903 Decolat
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'Our President has become mentally unstable and dangerously self-deluded.'


Prerequisite for the job. But I'm sure his mental/spiritual stability can only keep getting worse as the realities of being a murderous, fascist/socialist puppet consumes what little is left of his humanity (if ever there was any). The same goes for all presidents since... ? The presidency must be the ultimate experience in cognitive dissonance. The only way out is madness. But I don't feel bad for him, he knows his position only makes him a most vile shitstain. And judging by his actions/inactions, he likes it, and cares not what anybody thinks. 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:32 | 4875326 MarsInScorpio
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NoDebt:

 

I wrote, and have posted this, since 3/26/14.Its description of Obama, and the conclusions about his mental illness, have proven cosistent, and true, every day since I wrote it:

 

It's time to quit lying to ourselves and admit we have a mentally ill president.

He suffers from delusions of grandeur - believing that all he has to do is wave his hand and it is now reality.

This is the result of his pathological lying - he lies about anything and everything - telling the world whatever he wants it to believe regardless of the reality surrounding his pronouncements. He is increasingly disconnected from reality.

He is kept afloat by a tight circle of enablers who cover for him and spin his lies. But that is changing.

I am making this statement not to be mean, but rather because it is time to seriously consider that Barack Obama is not mentally healthy. I am saying this because he is continuing to run farther and farther away from reality in his actions, and believes that whatever he says – becomes the made-over reality that exists only in his mind.

Take his statement that "100-million" people have signed up for ObamaCare - that's nearly 1/3 of the entire 315-million person population of the US. It is a number that prima fascia is irrational.

But Obama stated it as a fact anyway to his Obamabots in Organizing for America. They showed their lack of rational relationship by accepting the number - regardless of its obvious irrational ability to be true. As an aside, it shows that these people are brain-dead, and just accept that whatever Obama says is the truth - with no rational vetting whatsoever.

That's truly scary.

But scarier still is this: NO ONE in the WH dared correct him. No statement came out saying so much as issuing the typical lame excuse that he "misspoke." Nothing. The WH enablers fell silent (as did the Looney Tunes Left MSM).

Why?

This is what makes their silence so scary: It means that the WH aides are at a point where they so fear the mad king's wrath that they will abandon reality for his irrational fantasies. They will no longer be a wall of reality constraining his thinking to the Real World.

In short, they are no longer Gatekeepers, but rather like “Alice in Wonderland,” they are the cards painting the roses red for the insane Queen of Hearts.

"She wanted white - then said what a fright, so now she's wants them red instead; we're painting the roses red, we're painting the roses red - we can't say no we won't, because if we don't, she'll want our heads instead! So we're painting the roses red . . ."

I realize that take from Alice in Wonderland goes over the heads - or should I say through the air-heads - of the Obamabots. But what do you expect from people who passively accept 100-million people being signed up for ObamaCare?

That is mental disconnect. That is insanity. That is Barack Obama.

Don't apologize for thinking him ill; he is ill.

And this latest exercise in waving his hand, and thinking that reality magically changes when he does, shows Barack Obama is disconnected from reality, and must be removed from office before his mental illness drives him to even more desperate, irrational thinking - and even more dangerous, irrational actions.

If you agree, please copy this post and circulate it as much as you can. Pull the plug on the psycho sociopath.
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Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:32 | 4875174 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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The president said "Secretary Kerry will be tasked with reconciling the Sunni and Sh'ia sects of Islam", adding "we just don't think there is that much difference between the two". Secretary Kerry will be joined on his mission by National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who added "in my dorm room at Berkeley we resolved many similar disputes, sometimes tempers got very heated but we always resolved it over a nice mug of herbal tea".

 

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 01:53 | 4877061 Serenity Now
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The fact that I have to ask if those quotes are true or just you being sarcastic is disturbing.  LOL.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:44 | 4874725 Poundsand
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Nuke the entire site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:50 | 4874757 Headbanger
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Agree..  But c'mon.. lets use some of our more visual effects hardware and nuke em from low altitude.

And where's that nucular artillery piece we had way back when??

Or my favorite from "Fail Safe", the B-58 Hustler??

Better yet..  Make them all eat SPAM so they can't get into heaven with 72 virgins each!!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:51 | 4874758 RafterManFMJ
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How disheartening it must be to look at 0blam0 and his clown car brigade, and realize they are your best hope. 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:53 | 4874775 Headbanger
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Damn!  And here I was just cleaning my SKS with the grenade launcher thinking it was my best hope against those pesky pepper spray drones..

Better clean the Mauser instead.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:09 | 4874845 Poundsand
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Those SKS's shoot a lot straighter than their Russian cousins.  At least in my experience - good weapon.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:39 | 4874902 Headbanger
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Whoa..  They are Russian. 

Are you thinking they're Chinese in origin??

The Yugoslavians made them (with grenade launchers) as did the Albanians with some sweet mods.

Norinco in China makes them for the commercial market too but they're way loose compared to Russian but OK.

 

And I see NotApplicable is trolling me in his predicable passive-aggressive cunt way.

So funny

There he goes again while drinking his herbal tea...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:32 | 4874666 El Vaquero
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Just to be clear for future reference, when I write CIC in reference to the president, I do not mean "Commander" In Chief. 

 

Carry on.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:33 | 4874664 Bill of Rights
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Send something with some real balls in there..

 

His wife?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:33 | 4874668 Skateboarder
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Husband.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4874679 El Vaquero
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Or Yellen.  Yellen could strip their ability to pay for ammo and food in a heartbeat.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:48 | 4874739 Skateboarder
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They can afford to send ol' man Yellen: replaceable and forgettable. The real control member at the moment is the joosian vice chair,

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:02 | 4874815 AlaricBalth
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Definitely send in an entire battalion of economists. The damage they can inflict is mind boggling.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4874680 Dr. Engali
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His wookie.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:38 | 4874697 crazybob369
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Thanks Bill. Just snorted coffee all over my keyboard.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:57 | 4874790 pelican
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B-58?  Aren't those history?

 

Just fire on from space.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:10 | 4874819 Canadian Dirtlump
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yes but it was supersonic, bare metal, and called "the hustler"

 

being a canuck and a subject of the british empire I'd use an avro vulcan and drop a bunch of leaflets saying I'm sorry

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_ARSE8jEHQ

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:37 | 4874942 Headbanger
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This one got duped below.  Fuck me. Over.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:38 | 4874948 Headbanger
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No worries dude!  A fine aircraft along with the Avro Arrow which never should have been cancelled:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_CF-105_Arrow

Also being Canadian, you shirley must appreciate a Yugo SKS shooting Slazzenger (James Bond) golf balls  to smote the pepper spraying drones, no doubt!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:54 | 4874987 Canadian Dirtlump
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Well. I am in talks with a local air museum.. I stop by when I travel from Calgary to Lethbridge. I am hoping to broker the services of this local AVRO Lancaster

 

It was out last month and is simply jaw dropping. Note the CF100 on display.

 

http://i.imgur.com/AHpPeQ1.jpg

 

p.s. yeah the cf-105 was something. a shame. I worked in a hobby store as a young man for a number of years and during my tenure there I was able to polish up on much of the who's who of aircraft. The Arrow was always popular but at the time only a compnay called hobbycraft made it.

 

Near where I work one of the legions has a CF-104 on display. The lawn dart. THe angle is a copy of how it could climb. Interesting.

http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/659c1b4f-3889-4b71-ada8-a4f3781598...

 

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:07 | 4875080 ZerOhead
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Ah yes the CF-104 Widowmaker. All engine no wing.

I had a good friend who crashed one of those suckers back in the 60's somewhere in Alberta if memory serves. It was the second crash he kinda walked away from...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:02 | 4875265 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Ah yes the CF-104 Widowmaker. All engine no wing.

The F-104 Starfighter's propensity for accidents was legendary. It is quite possibly the only aircraft to have inspired a concept rock album, Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters. One of the tracks was The Widowmaker.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Lockheed_and_the_Starfighters

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:11 | 4875288 Canadian Dirtlump
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I have always affectionately called it the lockheed lawndart.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 18:13 | 4875488 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Lawn dart? That would get it banned here in the land o' the free. It does look like a lawn dart, though.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:00 | 4874807 Canadian Dirtlump
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Hey Iron Balls McGinchy nuke who? Riyadh? Doha? DC? Tel Aviv? London? Ottawa?

 

YOu should have described it though as flying a b36 peacemaker full of nukes and marshall amps and shredding a stars and stripes painted flying V electric guitar a la hendrix star spangled banner letting your mullet fly in the wind while nuking whatever it is you are nuking.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:38 | 4874954 ZerOhead
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Now that is writing.

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:43 | 4874981 Headbanger
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Fucking A it sure is! 

And I hadn't thought of it that way..

Yeah... But B-36 are so sloooooow and not nearly as sexy deadly as a B-58 .

And a B-36 simply can't puill a "bug out maneuver"

But you're from Canaduh so wut would you know bout that.. Eh!?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:47 | 4874998 Canadian Dirtlump
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Yeah but slow and messy is how I roll. If I wanted fast I'd use a Tuplolev Blackjack and fly by fukkin loaded on potato vodka with the "Pierre Trudeau" Salute deployed.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:54 | 4875034 Headbanger
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Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!!

Low and slow.. They'll never expect it.

Good fuel economy too, eh..

I still want to do a full loop "bug out manuever" with her however be it Mack 0.5 or not.

Scotch is on me.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:39 | 4874897 stant
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One of those crashed in 66 not far from me doing that very practice run. I flew over the area looking for the crash site few yrs back. Wasn't hard to find the three elongated craters are still there 45 yrs later. Clipped the top of a knob ps and kinda creepy . The guy who lead the nat guard unit to clean up the crash is building a commercial unit right next door to the armory. Just walked out of it 30 min a go finishing up some work. The name of the b 58 was pink panther

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:26 | 4874617 Ozy_mandias
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Can't make this shit up

We could make a funny cartoon and call it

"Blowback Barack goes back to Iraq" ....it's kind of catchy.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:28 | 4874638 CrashisOptimistic
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This should permit Russia to send several hundred advisors to Ukraine's eastern areas.

Maybe a few of them in fighter jets.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:37 | 4874687 john39
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Apparently Russia is too clever to get sucked into the trap that zato set up in Ukraine.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:58 | 4874796 Postal
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You mean the chess-masters and mathematicians are good a geopolitics as well? /sarc

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:24 | 4874618 Shizzmoney
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May 1961: JFK sends 400 "advisers" to South Vietnam.

June 2014: Obama sends 300 "advisers" to Iraq

These mother fuckers are going to get all of us killed

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:33 | 4874667 Al Huxley
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I know, and no originality.  You'd think these guys could invest a LITTLE effort in upgrading the script.  Eventually the audience is going to bail if they keep recycling this same old lowbrow tripe.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:36 | 4874685 Headbanger
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Yeah but this time it's different cause there's no Gulf of Tonkin

But I'm sure we'll think of something along those lines..

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:38 | 4874696 thamnosma
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Obama claims he needs no further approval of Congress.  I guess that vote during Bush is still "open".

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:05 | 4874828 El Vaquero
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You mean like the "advisors" that we're sending into a warzone getting killed, either in combat, or via a beheading or some other such predictable event that costs American lives?  There would be outrage over that.  The question is, how much of that outrage would be over the fact that Americans died and how much would be over the fact that the Americans were over there in the first place? 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:50 | 4875011 Headbanger
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Nahhh.. I was thinking moar like a US destroyer in Lake Van Iraq gets torpedoed by an Iraqi surplus Russian Quebec Class (Eh!?) submarine captured by the ISIS ..

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:49 | 4875006 Lostinfortwalton
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I was a freshman at a State U in fall of 1962 taking mandatory AFROTC. they were really encouraging us to accept a commission upon graduation as the situation in Vietnam was heating up. In the fall of 1963, my sophomore year, everything had changed. We were told the decision had been made to stand down in SE Asia and the urgency was over. if we really wanted to join the AF after graduation they would work with us. Then came Nov 22, 1963.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:46 | 4874993 Rainman
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May 1961 : Dear Leader was a one year old suckling in Kenya

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:25 | 4874624 pulladan
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Wat a joke.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:26 | 4874631 jubber
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and stocks now rallying back

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:29 | 4874646 CrashisOptimistic
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Stocks don't rally.

HFT rallies.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:33 | 4874641 Dr. Engali
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It's remarkable how the democratic 'leadership' sounds nothing at all like the republican 'leadership' when the chimp was in office and invaded:

 

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she and the other congressional leaders who met with Obama at the White House Wednesday told him that he does not need any additional authority to act if the action is being taken in the interests of national security,"

 

 

Why it's almost as if I can hear Bush's voice now.

 

 

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:36 | 4874682 Grande Tetons
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If you listen real hard...you can hear Jimmy Carter's voice. 

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa-214.html

Yep, even Grandpa Habit for Humanity will send your sons to death should the cause be justified. 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:43 | 4874718 Headbanger
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Yeah, how does that work again??

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:46 | 4874732 Grande Tetons
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It doesn't. You want my son? You are going to have to kill me first. Think of it as a 2fer. 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:49 | 4874749 Dr. Engali
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My view is that if they want my boy, I'm going to take out a few of them first. Make them pay for it in numbers.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:54 | 4874778 Grande Tetons
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They know this. That is why the draft lotto or whatever the fuck they wanna call it is rigged. The darker the skin the worse the odds.  Disgusting. 

Hey, Latino kid that was brought here illegally...we have some good news!!!!! Mommy and Daddy can stay if.......

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:00 | 4874806 centerline
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Student loan forgiveness... sort of like a reverse GI bill.  Not to mention a paycheck, free food, housing, etc.  Considering how many kids grew up playing COD or Battlefield, witness to daily atrocities in movies and TV...   hmmmm....

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:04 | 4874825 Grande Tetons
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From playing Halo to wearing one. 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:28 | 4874644 algol_dog
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Care nothing about barry, other than he just made the best, boldest decision of any President in the last 60 years, by keeping are boys out of that cess-fuck-pool of a world known as the mid east.

Bravo !!!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4874676 Ness.
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Don't pay attention to the shiny keys (Oblah-blah's speeches)

hint... they're the distraction.

 

Am I taking crazy pills or didn't we just spend the last 4 fucking YEARS training the Iraqi army? just to see them shit their pants, change their clothes and run away from these same turrists?

Stop the planet - I want off.

 

 

 

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:44 | 4874724 Winston Churchill
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As I said yesterday,now confirmed by other sources,a lot of money made the Iraqi commanders

go AWOL,at just the right point.

They may well have looted the Mosul banks,not ISIS, for all we know.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:57 | 4874789 knightowl77
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              "  best, boldest decision"?????? WTF!!!

He could have just shut the Ef Up and said nothing...did nothing!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:28 | 4874647 buzzsaw99
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hell do whatever you're gonna do owebomba, nobody cares. nobody cares about high level criminality of any kind. go berserk, have a field day. the world is your oyster...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:29 | 4874650 mtndds
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I am speechless.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:30 | 4874653 RmcAZ
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"Rise Above"? Is CNBC running the Iraq playbook now?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:32 | 4874665 Dr. Engali
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Are they really spewing that rise above crap again?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:30 | 4874659 KCMLO
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"military advisors" already had me laughing.  When I read they're sending in Kerry to help these sects "rise above" I spit out my water all over the monitor. 

 

Sure it's sad, but c'mon, watching Kerry continually fail and then defend his failures is starting to get hilarious.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:38 | 4874695 Winston Churchill
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The Secretariat of State, 'Carrots" Kerry has an appointment with his farrier that day.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:01 | 4874811 Nevsky
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Unbelivably small carrots, or was it sticks?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:09 | 4874840 El Vaquero
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Speaking of the hooved one, somebody should put him on an all alfalfa diet so that he founders and has to be put down.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:30 | 4874662 Stoploss
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Get the basterds ready........

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:33 | 4874669 JenkinsLane
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Kerry's going to fly all over Iraq, 100 feet off the deck, playing M People's "Search For The Hero Inside Yourself"

at full volume over loudspeakers attached to the plane.

 

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:35 | 4874677 Paracelsus
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"But I didn't inhale"

"No smoking gun" Holds up blue dress with large stain. "Ah shit...."

"Just the tip"

"The check is in the mail"

LBJ "I won't send American boys five thousand miles to do the fighting Asian boys should be doing"

Tonkin gulf resolution "All necessary measures to repel aggression"

April Glaspie to Saddam "We have no opinion on an Arab-Arab dispute"

And the Foxnews types wonder why they are losing market share.

How about some real honest to god journalism for a change?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:00 | 4875062 booboo
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soooo, I fail to see the connection you are trying to shoe horn into or are you saying that Fox is toting the water for Zero?

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:39 | 4874702 I Write Code
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Yeah, Kerry's just the guy to go over there and read to them from "The Joy of Sects".

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:44 | 4874705 Quinvarius
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Nothing Obama does makes any sense.  Obama Arms ISIS in Syria, so he can fight them along side Maliki in Iraq, who he announces he wants overthrown.  All this while announcing no boots on the ground AND sending in troops. 

I'd hate to see the Mess he left as a community organizer.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:47 | 4874733 Dr. Engali
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It makes perfect sense if you view it through the eyes of a person who wants to create as much chaos as humanly possible. Remember Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals:

 

* RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)
* RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:09 | 4874817 viahj
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Saudi/Israel/USA/ISIS vs. Assad/Maliki/IRAN/USA

this is going to make Somalia look like a text book battle victory

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:28 | 4874917 Zadig
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They know they can't successfully occupy these countries and that their puppets either misbehave or are impotent, so I think they just want to trash the place now. 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:40 | 4874706 kellycriterion
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300 advisers in the age of killer drones, cruise missiles, smart bombs, and satellite surveillance on a desert terrain? Well we can't really bomb our own proxies can we?

Of course asking the UN to investigate might sound weak. Just when you think it can't get funnier......Btw whatever happened to the UN? Isn't that a club in NY for bureaucrats to do some high living?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:40 | 4874709 thamnosma
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That Johnson quote is such a classic.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:41 | 4874710 pakled
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Help me out here. Don't we have permanent US bases dotted all around inside Iraq? Thus US soldiers inside those bases? Thus boots on those soldiers?

 

Or are we manning the stations with muppets?

 

http://militarybases.com/overseas/iraq/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-177488/US-plans-bases-Iraq.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/us-military-bases-iraq/

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:44 | 4874726 Headbanger
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Oh no.. Those troops are all wearing camo Crocs now so no worries.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:43 | 4874719 Dr. Engali
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At some point in time you would think Kerry would just say "fuck it! Im taking my yacht and going home". You're on your own O." 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:01 | 4874809 disabledvet
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Well...Viceroy Joe's son just got a choice job with "Ukraine." I'm sure Secretary of State Kerry has some ideas as well "now that help has been requested."

Here's your time line folks: 500,000 get into Iraq...Baghdad falls in ten days in the greatest seizure of a capitol city probably in history. The 200,000 not allowed to go in through Turkey...now are.

There is a horrific Civil War between Sunni and Shia...General Petraeus takes over and "the surge" (which wipes out entire Cities btw) miraculously succeeds.

Ranger General McChyrstal revolts...finds himself replaced (incredibly) by General David Petraeus (this was a huge demotion.)

General Petraeus wins again as he leads "Surge 2.0" into Afghanistan.

General Petraeus is demoted again (in my view) to CIA Director...where that Agency plans for the total withdrawal for "Operation Catastrophe" (the whole Middle Eastern "adeventure") whereupon he is fired, replaced with a guy who invades Ukraine and then follows that up with his own personal invasion of Iraq after "losing" Syria. (ooops.)

In the meantime there's a 100,000 man Army now coming back from Afghanistan...and to call that Army Corps "experienced" is like saying "Ghenghis Khan was known to rule things on occasion."

So...simply put...the planning has already been done...just start picking around for a "corp of corps" and see who's still crazy enough to get right back in there. I don't think finding 20,000 "volunteers" would be that hard actually. While the 20,000 would probably still be too expensive for the private sector...well, let's just say "you could run this directly out of the White House."

The purpose would be to secure Baghdad...not to take on "jihadi's" in any official capacity. If that mission were to be agreed to by Iraq's President...not just airstrikes...then I think "now would be a bad time to be a jihadi."

The revolt so far on the left has been nothing short of amazing actually. My personal view is that these folks are now actively undermining "their President" and who knows what else.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:44 | 4874722 asscannon101
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Well, we've officially gone fuller-retard. The Nobel Peace Monger is releasing the dogs of war and we've tasked Herman Munster with being inspirational. Damn...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:55 | 4875037 Ms. Erable
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Herman Munster has just been intellectually and aesthetically insulted.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:47 | 4874738 NoTTD
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Should be titled, "VietNam 2.0".

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:26 | 4875151 css1971
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No, in Vietnam, one of the sides wanted America there.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:48 | 4874746 SpanishGoop
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Nothing advises so good as a nice new shiny drone.

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:49 | 4874750 NoWayJose
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I am sure Kerry will succeed in uniting the Iraqi people, even though the prophet Mohammed couldn't bring peace to Iraq.  Or are we still fighting over whether to call it Ketchup or Catsup?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:49 | 4874752 Paracelsus
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I have a close family friend who attended Smith college back east.The girls dorm had a crowd of very rich Islamic women.They were pushy,rude,obnoxious and proceeded to make several young ladies' lives a living hell.I think the best thing for the mideast area,aside from the USA staying out,is to provide about a billion psychiatrists.The men are completely obsessed with sex,and then treat their women like slaves.I know.Every stereotype under the sun.But I have first hand experience. To quote Ripley "It's the only way to be sure"

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:14 | 4874768 ZerOhead
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Looks like Bandar lost control of the ISIS faction of Al Qaeda. Which incdentally he has been running since the 1980's.

Evidence suggests that Prince Bandar has been the operations chief of al-Qaeda, the CIA data-base of its Arab legion of mujahideen militants, ever since the Afghan war of the 1980s. It is these CIA-supported, Mossad-supported al-Qaeda operatives that Bandar commands today in Syria.”

http://syria360.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/bandar-bin-sultan-prince-of-ter...

Unfortunately for Bandar and Zawahiri, since Abu Bakr "went rouge" in 2013  he hasn't been playing by the Saudi/Israeli/American playbook. Elements of his former Iraqi (Ba'athist) army are working with him as Iraqi Sunni officers instructed their 30,000 soldiers to abandon their posts and weapons to 1,500 ISIS fighters.

The Kingdom of Sadi is now in a jam as Abu Bakr has been recently recruiting in Riyahd to overthrow the Saudis and install a Sunni Calphate.

This could get ugly...

http://www.syrianperspective.com/2014/06/the-inner-core-of-isis-the-inva...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:14 | 4874869 Chupacabra-322
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Criminal Bandar also financed two of the 911 False Flag hijackers.

Prince Bandar accused of planning 9/11

Though there is no reason to assume Saudi Arabia is mentioned whatsoever in the redacted Congressional report, Sperry cites payments by Bandar to the alleged 9/11 hijackers and other funding to al-Qaeda.

“Other al Qaeda funding was traced back to Bandar and his embassy – so much so that by 2004 Riggs Bank of Washington had dropped the Saudis as a client. The next year, as a number of embassy employees popped up in terror probes, Riyadh recalled Bandar.”

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/12/22/congress-cites-911-bush-cover-up...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:27 | 4874893 ZerOhead
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It is pretty much all in the open now except for the "MSM admission" which cannot come without execution of many former and present administration officials.

Time to release the 23 pages in the 9/11 report about Saudi financing and be done with it.

Since Saudi is an absolute monarchy owning the country and it's oil we can legally take all of the oilfields away from them as they were used to fund a terror attack against the United States.

Then we can see who exactly ordered the 9/11 job by giving a couple of the Saudis immunity from  prosecution in exchange for testimony and hang the rest.

BIG BIG BIG problems for Obama, Mossad and the Saudis. They need Abu Bakr dead NOW.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:29 | 4874922 Chupacabra-322
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Yup, & the clock is ticking.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:59 | 4874769 mrmister
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:53 | 4874772 Sticky Wicket
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I still don't understand how media outlets can tout the withdrawal from Iraq as an achievement for Obama. He wanted troops in Iraq to stay there beyond 2011. The 2011 deadline didn't even have anything to do with Obama.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:57 | 4875051 Ms. Erable
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Yup. Troops withdrawn as per treaty signed by Bush; Iraqis declined to extend the treaty as per the Wookie's wife's request.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:54 | 4874776 venturen
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Kerry in charge of making War....you can't make this SH*T UP! Hillary would be better at it...that old battle ax! 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:12 | 4874797 Nevsky
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Interesting Coincidences?

Obama Signals Iraq's Maliki Should Go

Maliki's gov is Shia.

O's country of residence during part of his formative childhood years, Indonesia - Sunni.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:02 | 4874814 Fix It Again Timmy
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Personally, I would have sent a sympathy card and a get-well soon card with a "call me when you're feeling better" message.... That's it, that's all.....

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:03 | 4874818 cherry picker
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Why can't you fire him and his administration, or do Americans like what is going on?

When you get a situation as morally deficient as this one where people are starting to compare the USA with Nazism, there is something seriously wrong, or are government handouts that valuable?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:07 | 4874829 moneybots
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"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she and the other congressional leaders who met with Obama at the White House Wednesday told him that he does not need any additional authority to act if the action is being taken in the interests of national security"

 

Blank check.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:10 | 4874843 Jethro
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Barry and Kerry star in Blowback Mountain?  

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:16 | 4874875 Zadig
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"1400 years of infighting, sectarian hatred, violence and animosity" and "countless centuries of sectarian hatred" is a lie Tyler.

Iraq never had a "civil war" before and there has never been a Sunni/Shia war anywhere.  Iraqis are heavily intermarried.  It's not possible for a bomb to only hit people from one religious group.  The "sectarian violence" began well after the 2003 invasion and targetted the anti-occupation Arabs.  The pro-occupation Kurds were suspiciously exempt from being forced to live behind concrete and barbed wire, like the Palestinians.  The Iraqis routinely blamed it on the occupation.

The cars used in the bombings came from America. http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2005/10/02/us_car_theft_rings_...

The putative leader, Zarqawi, was eventually exposed as a psyop. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/09/AR200604...

The CIA has a track record of using car bombs on recalcitrant Arabs. http://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/27/world/casey-reported-behind-85-lebanon...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:05 | 4875269 ebear
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"Iraq never had a "civil war" before and there has never been a Sunni/Shia war anywhere."

O-Rily?

what do you call this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran–Iraq_War

then there's this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_uprisings_in_Iraq

On the Sunni/Shia thing here's as good a historic summary as you're likely to find:

http://tinyurl.com/p4kkp86

HTH


Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:38 | 4874955 luckylogger
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Make em all eat Spam !!!!!!!

that is hilarious.

No virgins for you........................

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:52 | 4875021 marcusfenix
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"But where things got outright surreal is when Obama announced that he’s sending John Kerry to Iraq consultations around a political solution. Kerry's mission? To help resolve 1400 years of infighting, sectarian hatred, violence and animosity and generally assure that, as Obama put it, the next leader will unite the sects and that Iraqi leaders must, wait for it, "rise above their differences..."

 

I hate to point out the obvious here, but Saddam Hussein had already accomplished exactly that until Washington decided, for whatever reason, to end all of that, destroy the country and throw it into chaos. I don't see the horse face idiot halving much success in this endeavor. 

 

"That was just the beginning. Where things got bizarre, is when Obama said that "we are not looking to control their assets and their energy." The stupidity of this comment hardly deserve a comment: so why is Obama going in: as the pro bono mercenary army of an Iraqi president whom as we reported earlier Obama now wants replaced? Or maybe it is just to fight the ISIS rebels that the US has been secretly arming and training across the border in Syria..."

 

ISIS is the second best outfit on the field in Syria right now, behind only the Syrian Arab Army itself. now you've got to wonder how it is that ISIS is able to fight effectively in two different countries, while the supposed "moderate, western backed" FSA is losing ground and halving troops defect back to the government side daily.

though I suppose the weapons training and money could have "accidentally" gone to the wrong group of liver eating freedom terrorist fighter extremist rebels, must be very difficult to tell them apart. let's not forget this whole cluster is being run by the same Washington alphabet soup dept that was being taken to task for losing 2 trillion dollars the day before somebody conveniently crashed an airplane into their main administrative building, wiping out of all things, their finical records wing. 

as we have seen time and again when dealing with DC whether group A is terrorists or freedom fighters all come down to one thing...

location, location, location.   

 

 

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:13 | 4875295 ebear
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"wiping out of all things, their finical records wing."

Financial records which were not backed up at (at least one) secure location because, well, why would you do that?

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 20:34 | 4875955 Emergency Ward
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I keep waiting for Obama to rise above the differences between him and his Predator-drone victims.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:54 | 4875029 rwe2late
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The same people who still naively believe the real purpose of US policy

has been to combat "terrorism", are also the ones who are dumbfounded by US alliances with extremists (whether wannabe NAZIs in Ukraine, or wahhabist jihadists in Syria&Iraq).

"Some will argue that US foreign policy in the Middle East is a “failure”, that policymakers are “stupid”. It’s not a failure and they’re not stupid. That’s what they want you to think because they think you’re stupid."
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-terrorism-in-iraq-and-construc...

Balkanizing the Mideast has been the convergent long-range goal of "Clean Break" &  PNAC,

a shared Mideast goal of Zionists, neoCONs, and neoLIBs.

Bremer (a Kissinger protege) was put in charge of Iraqi reconstruction (actually de-construction). Against all well-meaning advice, he purposefully disbanded the Iraqi military and government despite the warnings about the chaos and strife that would ensue. (And the many additional US and Iraqi casualties which would predictably result.)

Atomizing the Mideast
http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/06/17/iraq-will-the-neocons-get-...

US plotting
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-destruction-and-political-fragmentation...

Managing Chaos
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/17/is-open-ended-chaos-the-desired-u...

The recent "redirection" to give greater support the Sunnis, including Sunni jihadists, has confused those who continue (incredibly) to assume US policy is geared to  prevent "terrorism". However, despite the tactical shift, the overall objectives remain the same.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/06/18/the-isis-fiasco-its-really-an-att...

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 15:54 | 4875032 BigRedRider
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In today's Obama speech he said:

We’re prepared to create joint operation centers in Baghdad and northern Iraq, to share intelligence and coordinate planning to confront the terrorist threat of ISIL.

The United States will not pursue military actions that support one sect inside of Iraq at the expense of another.

There’s no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States.

We have had advisers in Iraq through our embassy, and we’re prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisers -- up to 300 -- to assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces going forward.

Above all, Iraqi leaders must rise above their differences and come together around a political plan for Iraq’s future. Shia, Sunni, Kurds, all Iraqis must have confidence that they can advance their interests and aspirations through the political process rather than through violence.

In closing, recent days have reminded us of the deep scars left by America’s war in Iraq.

Some talking points in Obama's speech today.

Now does this make sense?  No military solution but I'm sending 300 military advisors to help Iraqi Security forces...DUH?  "We will not pursue military actions that support one sect at the expense of another"....DUH?  Then why are"...we’re prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisers -- up to 300 -- to assess how we can best train, advise and support Iraqi security forces going forward."  Aren't the Iraqi Security forces fighting against the Sunni insurgents or ISIS?  If so, then Obama is supporting the Shi'ites over the Sunnis and is therefore choosing sides.

And what the fuck...."America's war in Iraq"?  Fuck you Oscumba!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:01 | 4875067 esum
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what they need are AIR STRIKES 

NOT SOME UGLY STUPID DOUCHEBAG WITH POM POMS URGING THEM ON... 

 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:02 | 4875071 esum
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YEAH....... HE SENT 5 TO QATAR..... FOR THE OTHER SIDE

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:03 | 4875076 skippy9
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Negrophillia still reins supreme in Washington and will only end when Obama and his henchmen bring the country to its knees. It seems to me an Amos and Andy radio show is playing out right before our eyes. Cosby bought up all the old ones but I still have a tape. Let the Arabs kill each other and fight their own wars. Kennedy sent advisers to Vietnam and 50,000 of our young died. We have all the oil we need if only we can demolish the enviromentalists opposition coming from fat cats without a clue of the harm they're causing.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:04 | 4875078 Joebloinvestor
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If the plane gets shot down, that will keep the VA, IRS and all other assorted scandles off the front page for awhile (that is the front pages of the press that isn't owned by this administration).

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:08 | 4875095 Paracelsus
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All of the cash we sent to Pakistan over the years (they hate us).

All the money to bail out the wall street scum (they wouldn't piss on ya if you were dying of thirst in the Sahara)......

All the money nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan (they hate us,oh yeah they do!)....

We could've built a new house for everyone,put all the kids thru college for free.

Fixed everyones' teeth,and glasses.Fixed the infrastructure,sewers,power lines etc.

Paid off all the muni funds,taken better care of our veterans.

Got some form of healthcare plan going like the Canadians have.

Aw gee,but that would be socialism.My bad....

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:49 | 4875897 Emergency Ward
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Instead of all that war socialism they could have left a lot of dollars in the pockets of the tax serfs.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:15 | 4875098 earleflorida
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Here is a little background on demarcation when a line is drawn in a desert under the sands of time?

On July 14,1958 there was a revolution in Iraq, the first of many. It all starts under the Wilson Administration ( FRBs, Income Tax, [WWI/ Bolshevik Revolution?], etel), and... like an energy-hungry-bunny that never gets enough when the garden-of-eden is left unguarded-- all with but a fox and a doormouse in charge?

What was it that led up to this revolution?

The Rockefeller's (Standard Oil/ Exxon-Mobil) and Rothschild's (BP[Anglo-Iranian]/ Royal Dutch Shell) were in charge... the trillionaires of today. Perhaps these two families control the world today-- I don't care who controls what, it just the facts I want to provide.

Quote: In Feb. 1919, Sir Arthur Hirtzel, a top British colonial official, warned his associates of Standard Oil. In face of the British-French (Sykes-Picot) domination of the ME region, the USA at first demanded an 'Open Door' policy (note: the USA had entered WWI on the side of the British and France in 1917, after both its allies and enemies were largely exhausted? Go figure!

The solution to the conflict over Iraq among the victorious (Ottoman Empire was dissolved in WWI) allies was found by dividing up Iraq's oil. The British kept Mosul as part of their new Iraq.

Iraq's oil was split five ways: 23.75% each to Britain?!, France, Holland?!!, and the USA., with the remaining 5% going to an oil barron named Calloste Gulbenkian, known as 'Mr. Five-Percenter,' who helped nogotiate the agreement.

Important:  Exactly 0% of Iraqi oil belonged to Iraq, and that's how it would stay until 1958!!!    end Quotes {Ibid?}           source:  http://www.iacenter.org/Iraq/iraq_history.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14_July_Revolution

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War  (1990-91 ~6months)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War     (2003-11 ~ 9yrs.)

and the big anchalada!... the Iran-Iraq war which will blow most people's minds-- you can't sweep history under a rug no matter which sides writing it?!?    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Iraq_War      (Sept/1980- Aug/1988) This is important....

jmo

thankyou Tyler

Ps. Quotes above shortened and improv'd for space 

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:25 | 4875142 Duc888
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"we are not looking to control their assets and their energy.""

 

Why no, of course not.  If Iraq had no oil.............ahhhhhh, fuck it.  Pathological liar.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:27 | 4875155 Duc888
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"Shia, Sunni, Kurds, all Iraqis must have confidence that they can advance their interests and aspirations through the political process rather than through violence."

 

Yea, pull my finger asshole.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:47 | 4875228 Rhino
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Obama tried to keep us in Iraq in 2011. Nuri Al Maliki forced us out by removing the appearance legitimacy. Obama got us back in by arming and supporting the insurgents in Syria, who are now expanding into Iraq. Wonder why it took 3 years for the Sunnis to rise up after we left? Why was the best they could do was just a bombing or shooting here and there and now they are mounting a full on invasion? Could be because they didn't have the resources until Obama gave them the support and weapons they needed because he thought they were just trying to overthrow Asad in Syria. Not saying Obama is purposefully trying to get us back into Iraq. Just saying that his incompetence in foreign policy is resulting in getting us back into Iraq.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 16:47 | 4875231 Rhino
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Obama tried to keep us in Iraq in 2011. Nuri Al Maliki forced us out by removing the appearance legitimacy. Obama got us back in by arming and supporting the insurgents in Syria, who are now expanding into Iraq. Wonder why it took 3 years for the Sunnis to rise up after we left? Why was the best they could do was just a bombing or shooting here and there and now they are mounting a full on invasion? Could be because they didn't have the resources until Obama gave them the support and weapons they needed because he thought they were just trying to overthrow Asad in Syria. Not saying Obama is purposefully trying to get us back into Iraq. Just saying that his incompetence in foreign policy is resulting in getting us back into Iraq.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 17:39 | 4875372 richiebaby
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It should read:  President Obama said today in an address to the nation that he will send 30,000 military advisors to Iraq

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 23:07 | 4876683 Aussiekiwi
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Kerry's mission? To help resolve 1400 years of infighting, sectarian hatred, violence and animosity and generally assure that, as Obama put it, the next leader will unite the sects and that Iraqi leaders must, wait for it, "rise above their differences."

This is so funny for so many reasons, I will keep it on my desktop to cheer myself up from time to time, like Kerry could understand the situation in the first place.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 02:17 | 4877081 JimboJammer
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