Even ISIS Mocks Obama's "Hashtag Diplomacy" With #BringBackOurHumvee

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In the aftermath of the incongruous attempt by Michelle Obama to curry social media support with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, many were left scratching their heads: was this meant to be a legitimate attempt at foreign policy? If so, it was clearly an abysmal failure because as Reuters reported yesterday, "Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from."

So while the "heartfelt" plea (because the petulant picture accompanying it was clearly very sincere) of Obama's "Smart Diplomacy" failed, it certainly succeeded in being mocked not only on the right, but the left as well, and everywhere inbetween.

However, until this moment, mocking the administration's imploding foreign policy was largely a domestic issue, for the simple reason that foreigners were too busy annexing Crimea, taking over Kurdish oil fields, or repelling US-trained, if divided Al-Qaeda militants to spare time to troll the first lady.

That changed this past week when none other than the Al-Qaeda extremist spinoff which in recent weeks has overrun half of Iraq, ISIS, and which as we reported managed to "confiscate" an unknown number of US-made Black Hawk helicopters and Humvees, decided to use the same outlet, Twitter, to not only mock Michelle Obama, but US foreign policy in Iraq. It is here that Obama's foreign policy is currently paralyzed with the president seemingly unable to decide if he will send in troops, or he will not (and just "Military advisors"), whether he will side with Iran or with Saudi Arabia, whether he will protect the Maliki cabinet that until last week had America's blessing, or he will let it flounder even as the Iraqi PMI suddenly has become bosom friends with Vladimir Putin, and so on.

According to Al Arabiya, "the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has made a mockery of the U.S. first lady Michelle Obama through series of tweets accompanied by the hashtag: #bringbackourhumvee."

The militant group photo-shopped a popular image of Michelle carrying a sign that reads #bringbackourgirls, part of a global campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram last month.

The #bringbackourhumvee tweets being shared by ISIS members and their supports on Twitter refer to American-made Humvees confiscated by the extremist militants in Iraq last week, the UK-based Daily Mail said.

The image posted on Twitter by a self-proclaimed Oxford student shows
the alleged Humvee transported from Iraq to Syria. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

The bitter irony: the U.S.-made military hardware seized by ISIS in Iraq could be used for in battles against the forces of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

A senior official from the opposition Free Syria Army said ISIS moved Humvees and helicopters among smaller weaponry, like Kalashnikovs, across the border from Iraq to Syria, the International Business Times reported last Thursday. It is unclear if there they would be returned to yet another group of extremist Al Qaedans, the Al-Nusra front. It is unclear if and how much the US funds that particular branch of Al Qaeda as of this moment.

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So while US foreign policy has sadly yet to generate one commendable result in the past 6 years, one can certainly say that if nothing else, it is resulting in a lot of increasingly louder laughter, first in the US and then globally. We hope that was not Obama's intention.

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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:15 | 4881284 JohnG
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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:16 | 4881286 The man with po...
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You hashtag again and I'll cut off your fucking jacobs!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:17 | 4881289 JohnG
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Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:20 | 4881293 mjcOH1
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:22 | 4881299 JohnG
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What did you do!  My eye's!  Can't unsee that.  This might help anyone else who just has to see that:


I need another beer.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:25 | 4881303 TeamDepends
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Have you heard the rumor that Michelle is a man?  It sounds crazy but is obviously true.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:31 | 4881309 JLee2027
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I saw that video and I agree. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:36 | 4881316 economics9698
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That would explain Barack’s attraction to … whatever.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:42 | 4881323 TeamDepends
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It would not explain however, where the daughters came from.  Place your bets!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 18:48 | 4881337 COSMOS
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# looks like tick tack toe which is all the US State Dept knows how to play.  Put them on a chessboard and they know nothing.  Tick Tack Toe DIPLOMACY is what this country is all about.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:03 | 4881364 Cliff Claven Cheers
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Michelle is a beautiful woman.  Just because zero is a failure we shouldn't disparage his wife.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:11 | 4881379 eclectic syncretist
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Shouldn't you be sending that message to ISIS?  I suggest you tweet them


And another thing.  Good luck with that.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:15 | 4881389 Cliff Claven Cheers
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I understand ISIS is mocking her and zero.  I am talking about the ZH commenters calling her a big foot or a man etc. Totally unnecessary.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:20 | 4881406 COSMOS
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If she stayed in the White House and baked cookies for little inner city kids and did other first lady stuff yeah maybe.  But she is obviously getting political and has gone beyond the role of first lady.  She is fair game for exercise of first amendment rights.

She supports a corrupt system that will make her very wealthy at the end of the day, no I dont feel sorry for her.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 21:32 | 4881683 Big Slick
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"HAN!!  There's still a chance to save Han!"

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:09 | 4881796 Manthong
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better than noodleman cookies and milk.

bust the country up three ways and transfer all the hardware to terrorists that will do your bidding in Syria. 

..and WTF is it with the yellow furniture??  looks cheesy to me.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 07:50 | 4882309 boattrash
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Manthong, the yellow furniture, they call it gold. It's a very popular color and design in the Middle Eastern countries.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:34 | 4881804 jeff montanye
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she's only a wookiee.  with a really close shave.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:42 | 4881816 Manthong
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"Michelle is a beautiful woman.  Just because zero is a failure we shouldn't disparage his wife..." 

yes, a smoothie wookie..  don't hate her just because she got a >$120K pay raise at Children's Hospital right after O'Bamo made it to state senator. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:46 | 4881822 TeamDepends
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The premie baby wookie ward will be up and running by mid-July, hater!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:11 | 4881871 Manthong
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I love to hate.

Late term arortions are cool nowadays.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 00:20 | 4881991 Cliff Claven Cheers
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65 down votes, explain yourselves.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 00:58 | 4882022 Manthong
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Let me try..

She really is pretty fair looking for a large black Amazon.

Do not even try to blame me for prejudice when describing FACT.

.. and there are a lot of anomalies if  you look closely at the heritage of that whole f’n tribe.

..and how Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, Durbin and Kennedy adopted them

Now.. YOU figure out how to place this crap into history.

and oh..oh do not forget Jeremy Wright.. and a fart named Rezco although the MSM wants desperately to.

..and one more thing before I pass out tonight.......

this tribe has done more to destroy the country that any other threat foreign or domestic.



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 01:17 | 4882077 epobirs
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Read up on her history and realize what a loathsome person she really is. Her whole life has been focused on resentment despite enjoying a pretty comfortable existence with few real responsibilities for most of it.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 02:38 | 4882153 Manthong
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"a pretty comfortable existence"

uh, yep.. I could be pretty comfy, too with $300K/year from the power brokers in Chi-town.

and.. and.. I could make some good cases about all of the preposed devils that have done me wrong with her color and funds.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 01:58 | 4882112 7.62x54r
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Sure. We are mocking you. This is not a good place for a sensitive person.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:20 | 4882163 Manthong
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Way cool..  I am having some troubles with the sensitivity issue.

Was it the monster black Amazon comment or the F’ing FACT that the tribe was installed by our best Dem friends?

and, I like 54 mm, but 99 is better (and wider).


and the eye bleach way up above ...


the Lord created those for the fortunate few (and very wealthy).

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 03:59 | 4882211 ebworthen
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She is a poseur.

A fake.





Funny looking.

Full of it.




Suburban trollop.

Power hungry.


Other than that...

...she's a great gal.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:48 | 4881826 Buck Johnson
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Your exactly right.  And I think that pic was so funny I know they are terrorists but it was funny as hell. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 00:07 | 4881963 Cliff Claven Cheers
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They say once you go black you never go back. 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:51 | 4882236 COSMOS
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LOL who are those THEY, maybe they are the ones that couldnt come back because they ended up dead like Nicole Simpson, been quite a few of those from what I see in the news.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 09:48 | 4882502 usednabused
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Hmm, I'm not so sure the real terrorists reside in Washington DC. Headquartered in that white house on the hill. Those ISIS and Al Queda characters, they just work for the bunch. I think the Big Amazonian is just a poster carrying figurehead for terrorism. If not, she'd have left that main terrorist in chief a while back.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:27 | 4881437 RealityCheque
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Then right here, for posterity, bet your life that you're 100% sure she isn't a man.

Fuck him/her, shes a neocon cunt who shouldnt be afforded the air to breathe, let alone media attention to pedal her bullshit. 

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:37 | 4881809 jeff montanye
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the more i think about it, i doubt people like the clintons or the obamas (maybe not the bushes junior though) really are neocons.  they just do what works for the power and the money.

i believe romney was about the same.  mccain may be a true believer.  it would be interesting to actually know.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:53 | 4881828 Manthong
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"mccain may be a true believer"


..please see what he is helping to do a little south of Russia.

hint.. Chevron.. Monsanto.. Cargill 

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4882628 New_Meat
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Jeff, neo-cons are former lib-tardz who changed.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:33 | 4881450 Harbanger
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It is necessary.  She was ashamed to be an american bigfoot, until zero won the nomination.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:53 | 4882239 COSMOS
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She sure wasn't ashamed to ride the Affirmative Action Gravy Train

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:57 | 4881501 nmewn
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She imposed herself on people who did not elect her. I'm not a vegan and its none of her fucking business what my children take to school for their lunch.

She was also supposed to be "all about" the veterans who fight and die at her husbands command.

That worked out well didn't it?




Sun, 06/22/2014 - 06:33 | 4882283 barre-de-rire
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that's er biz as you give shit to feed your kids who become fat shithead  that cost to the economy because they cannot be health   so no job so no money by themselves later.



Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:44 | 4882368 nmewn
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Could you repeat that in english so I know WTF you're talking about?

The only thing I can gather from that broken drivel is, my kids are fat (even though they're not) and even if they were, somehow that translates into them being a drag on your perception of a micro-managed, government-centric economy.

I'm sure fatasses like Oprah are just as amused as I am.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 10:49 | 4882636 New_Meat
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Nothing worse than a reformed smoker or a reformed fattie.  Maybe Michelle-our-belle wrote about those psychological resentments that she evidently continues to harbour in her yet to be unearthed senior thesis at Woodrow Wilson's old school?

- Ned

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 19:58 | 4881506 Slave
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Shutup fag.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:01 | 4881580 TeamDepends
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Y'know, if you had gone with "faggot" you'd be in double dig....  shit we're getting tazed again. AAAAAIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:40 | 4881815 jeff montanye
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you know the guy who wrote fight club was gay, right?

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:51 | 4881829 nmewn
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Well, I guess as long as coming out of the closet & advocating violence as a means to societal restructure/change is ok, then what the hell.

Or is it just art ;-)

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:17 | 4881839 Manthong
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most of the media is.. that is why we are so f'd.

protect your kids.

maybe watch the Downey release of Sherlock Holmes and then absolutely  wonderful "V" except  for the same guy, the same sub-text and the same script. 

I mean like really.. can you get more obvious?

And Robert.. I really like you in a iron suit (with or wihout nuclear heart) or with a pipe.. but that gay thing??

gimme a break.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 23:14 | 4881876 TeamDepends
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So he would be offended by "faggot" but not "fag"?  You know he claimed to have "a wife" for as long as he could, right?

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 02:01 | 4882116 7.62x54r
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The marxist retards I call "faggot" are not manly enough to be homosexuals.

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 20:02 | 4881512 buzzardsluck
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Even the original Cliff Claven wouldn't be this fucking stupid.


The wookie is a man, notice how 'she' always has something to cover up those neck and shoulder muscles?  It looks just like Mac from Predator, without the hair.

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