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"Iraq Is A Catastrophe", Obama May Announce Iraq Airstrikes Imminently, NYT Reports

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Just in case there weren't enough potential GDP-boosting war hotzones around the world, Obama is now preparing to go back to ground zero, Iraq, where the NYT just reported he is "considering airstrikes or airdrops of food and medicine to address a humanitarian crisis among as many as 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who have been dying of heat and thirst on a mountain top after death threats from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, administration officials said on Thursday."

NYT adds that Obama is currently meeting with his national security team (at the White House, not on a golf course) and a decision from Mr. Obama was expected “imminently — this could be a fast-moving train.” The official adds that “there could be a humanitarian catastrophe there."

To be sure the possibility of US-launched airstrikes in Iraq is nothing new, and was reported here previously, and in fact Iraq itself requested US airborne assistance before, but conventional wisdom was that Obama would delay until there is a new Iraq government, and the former US puppet, Maliki, stepped down.  "But administration officials said on Thursday that the crisis on Mount Sinjar may be forcing their hand. Some 40 children have already died from the heat and dehydration, according to Unicef, while more than 40,000 people have been sheltering in the bare mountains without food, water or access to supplies."

How does the NYT know all this?

The administration officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. One official said that any military action would be “limited, specific and achievable,” noting that Mr. Maliki’s political party was supposed to announce a new candidate for prime minister on Thursday, but hadn’t yet.

To be sure, there is no mention that the same ISIS extremists which Obama is about to bomb are getting their weapons either directly from the US, via US assistance to Syrian "rebels" whose armaments end up in the Islamic State, or indirectly, by pillaging cities such as Mosul, where among the spoils were such US trophies as BlackHawk choppers and countless Humvees.

As for ISIS, who as we reported over the weekend have now captured the largest Iraq dam, the only question is whether their retaliation to the third US invasion of Iraq, which will surely be to release the dam flood nearby towns, water and leave Baghdad without a water source, will be worse than or equal to the Russian response to western sanctions, neither of which anyone could have possible predicted.

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The White House's John Earnest added some more color:


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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:29 | 5059380 Bunghole
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Give the motherucker another Peace Prize

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:33 | 5059414 max2205
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Dropping condoms, phones, and Moochelles brownies

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:35 | 5059428 redpill
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Bombing Gaza = bad

Bombing whoever we want to = just fine for Obola

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059435 AlaricBalth
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"Turns out I'm really good at killing people,..Didn't know that was gonna be a strong suit of mine."

Barack Obama

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059451 CClarity
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While airdropping food to Iraqs "religious minorities", could we please airdrop some isolation shelters near airports in West Africa?  And lots of temperature testing equipment to their screeners at the airports?  There lies the true threat to US citizens at this moment.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:41 | 5059492 espirit
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Is Obomba calling for airstrikes on civilians, and dropping food to the freedom fighters?

Trend is your friend in Bizarro World.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:46 | 5059518 pods
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I really hope they tell them what they are going to be dropping beforehand or that would be a nasty trick.

"Why is that food ticking?"


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:10 | 5059689 IANAE
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Current WH presser with Josh Earnest - he is not answering the 'airstrike' question directly...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:22 | 5059782 eclectic syncretist
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We have to get this done quickly....Obama has a tee time in 20 minutes.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:27 | 5059795 BaBaBouy
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THANKS Again GWB !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

His "Alledged SADDAM's WMD's" $2 Trillion Gift War That Just Keeps ON GIVING ...


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:39 | 5059900 BaBaBouy
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How Many $$$ Billions Is Malaki's Iraqi PM Severence Package ???

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:48 | 5059961 svayambhu108
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Jonah grave's distruction, it is the Buddhas of Bamiyan destruction moment, few month later taliban were bombed

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:30 | 5078804 Analyse2
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Remember also how much hate FRANCE got in the US for NOT wanting to contribute in this dirty Irak war.

The whole dumbass "LIBERTY FRIES", the TV news showing proud Americans pouring French wines in the gutter, the “cheese-eating surrender MONKEYS” things – all kind of silly jokes still continuing, even in ZH …. Five years of Anti-French slander and vilification was thus thrust by the White House, the administration, members of Congress, governors and by lackeys in the media (like Fox News or Murdoch Press).

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:28 | 5059784 BaBaBouy
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:26 | 5059805 Urban Redneck
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Why do they assume that it is a banana in his mouth?

Russia has obscenity laws that queers never shut up about...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:35 | 5059872 Cacete de Ouro
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Drop freedom fries to the freedom fighters and white castles burgers to the eh..opposition.

"What the fuck is this?"

"Eh..not sure's so tiny, looks like the Americans are trying to starve us with these tiny American hamburgers"

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 23:56 | 5063357 StychoKiller
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Well, glad to see it was only a banana!

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana!"

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:57 | 5060045 Dig Deeper1
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New tactic.  The food is dropped first so we know precisely where to drop the bombs.  Much more effective.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:44 | 5059497 zaphod
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Turns out Saddam was the one keeping that place in order. We can all congratulate Bush on opening up Iraq to a new islamic state. Congratulations RINOs. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:45 | 5059511 Bunghole
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Kinda like Quadaffi kept Lybia in check.

Congrats Libs

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:47 | 5059530 redpill
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Kind of like everywhere we've stuck our dick since WW2 has more or less been a disaster for long term stability.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:11 | 5059704 john39
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wasn't that the whole idea?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059853 disabledvet
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South Korea turned out okay. "Europe" is not our fault either. Would be interesting to see if Germany nukes up given this Rusky thing.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:13 | 5060177 Jack Burton
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Living in the past again I see. Time to notice that it is 2014, the world has changed since your day. It would up your game a bit if you acknowledged that this world is not that of 20 years ago.

As for Russia, remind me what they have done to threaten you. The fact that old Soviet bordes were kept after the end of communism has led to these problems. And do not forget, Ukraine has been a fully independent democracy for over 20 years, if they are in a shit hole, they dug it themselves, the Russians have been supporting their economy every year since the end of the USSR. Facts that wwe must hide, because reality seems to not be Americans long suit. But war? Oh yes, how they love war. Pissing all over themselves with joy over death in East Ukraine.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:40 | 5060349 Harbanger
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Russia will be targeted until they legalize gay marriage.  Getting the millenials on board with war will not be a problem, as they buy into any meme created by Hollywood and the MSM.  The world has changed, it's 2014 dammit!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:24 | 5060270 Omen IV
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sounds like your brain is disabled

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:56 | 5060039 NickVegas
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The plan has been working as designed since WW2, heck since 1913.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:22 | 5060256 NotApplicable
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Or even 1861, as that too was a European proxy-war.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:39 | 5060366 QQQBall
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Red Pill +1

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:51 | 5059550 NOTW777
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right - orderly mass murder, torture ; get help

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:35 | 5059877 Dr. Venkman
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"I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration."  VP Biden


"Iraq is a catastophe" Obama Press Secretary

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:51 | 5060434 Harbanger
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Are you surprised they take both sides of every issue, Just in case they're wrong?  Then you don't understand progressives in America.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:22 | 5060559 Dr. Venkman
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Surprised? Nope. Just keeping tabs. As I live in Delaware, I also try and point out Biden's idiocy whenever I can. Not that we are not shitgum-blasted in the face with it daily.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:34 | 5060635 Mercuryquicksilver
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Nevermind the Dem majority congress that financed it. Partisian politics is strong with this one. You have controlled your fear. Now, release your anger.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:04 | 5059527 Save_America1st
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obola's internal struggle must be terrible right now with this.  Possibly having to bomb his own private terrorist army, funded and trained by his own operatives in order to try and save face.

I suppose the orders will also be that TSA needs to increase their illegal groping of citizens at the airport too...for our "security" of course.


Meanwhile...our southern border's wide open to all diseased illegal invaders as long as they register Demoncrat after they've been given free food, lodging, transportation, and money by obola's lackies. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059857 Roll Tide
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I just got back from a trip.  The order is already out.  I had my balls squeezed for Peace.  The world is safe again!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:37 | 5059885 Cacete de Ouro
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Sounds like a great trip....

Any chance of the GPS coordinates, or failing that, just the airport you flew into will be fine.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:06 | 5060116 Atomizer
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We are just new slaves folks. Pick your cotton and STFU. 

/ lol 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:31 | 5060312 de3de8
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He got the call from the Saudies

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059439 kliguy38
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I feel safe now

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52 | 5059557 HardAssets
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Just more swarm tactics. Overwhelm the public with so much bad news that they can't do the one thing essential for survival.

Which is to Think.

Keep cool.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:20 | 5059484 MalteseFalcon
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We need air drops and airstrikes on NIGERIA.  It works like this:

1.  Airdrop food and medical supplies

2.  Follow up immediately with an airstrike, then

3.  When the gravediggers show up, airstrike again.


Triple TapTM.  NO ONE will see that coming.


So I won the war against Ebola.  Where's my peace prize, bitches?


#secret special serum    #send back our girls

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:23 | 5059780 MalteseFalcon
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I want the prize for medicine, too.

#radiation therapy  #obamacare

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:35 | 5059430 nope-1004
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"Humanitarian" always sells.  Bomb them first, then drop food.  Total joke.


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:25 | 5059807 eclectic syncretist
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Obama will now drone their asses with EBT cards and cell phones......He's going to give them the same treatment as Americans!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:47 | 5060414 QQQBall
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the bombings help offset food price inflation

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059438 stant
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Need to make them over sized like the ones the CIA dropped in nam. Make em think all us big strapping us boys are big dick daddy's from cincinnati

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:34 | 5059423 zorba THE GREEK
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059445 Winston Churchill
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From which fuck up in particluar ?

I need a list to keep track right now.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:47 | 5059521 Bossman1967
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Het wait thats tomorrows headline today is Ukraine wow fuckers are desperate

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:11 | 5059698 williambanzai7
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:38 | 5059892 madcows
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A phenominal movie.  I finally saw it about a month ago.  Kubrick was great.

Dr. Obama, or How I learned to golf and love the Bomb

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:36 | 5059884 Canadian Dirtlump
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If there was any will, the US could have liquidated ISIS long ago. It's that simple. But since they ( along with the cadre of western states, occupied palestine and the gulf state bronze age monarchies ) funded, trained, aided, abetted and otherwise created ISIS in their alchemical chamber - there is no immediate will.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:37 | 5059897 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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The legacy of George W. Bush, which is now being blamed on Barack Obama.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:54 | 5060026 IndyPat
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You don't sense a certain line of all?
All on Dubs, huh? Don't quite sense the change from Team America nation building BS to full on rabid global tyranny?

I don't fucking think so, Viking boy. Willful fucking retard; better flush your brain pan.

I see more meddling...more back channel bullshit...more nation toppling than I ever saw then. More sneaky shit stateside, too. At least the progressive Vichy MSM would call out Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld on their bullshit. Now they script the shit TOGETHER in secret Google+ focus groups for Nobel wonder boy President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

You have no clue. It's not just a's catching stride and going for broke in every single fucking way possible.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:55 | 5060033 syntaxterror
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You didn't build that!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:05 | 5060106 rwe2late
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the legacy of GW Bush which was

deceitfully embraced and greatly expanded by BO,

thereby creating a new legacy of his own

(drones, NSA, govt secrecy, war crime exceptionalism, etc.)



Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:52 | 5061339 whyami
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Bush has been out of the office since 6 years ago. How long are you going to blame Bush for it even though I think Bush is evil too.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:49 | 5060743 tempo
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Popo calls for action in Iraq, maybe he should get up from crawling around kissing the feet of illegals, take off his phony white robe and get a sword like Jesus told his disciples to do.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:29 | 5059382 alexcojones
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Gotta Defend that Nobel Peace Prize somehow.


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:29 | 5059391 Itchy and Scratchy
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Woohoo! Finally Peace in the middle East! What a community organizer!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:50 | 5059404 Quus Ant
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 noting that Mr. Maliki’s political party was supposed to announce a new candidate for prime minister on Thursday, but hadn’t yet.

so america sat back while civilians were slaughtered and displaced until Maliki stepped down.  fuckers.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:31 | 5059406 QE49er
Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:31 | 5059407 jubber
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just three months too late.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:32 | 5059409 sessinpo
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Stupid POTUS is throwing punches at the air in desparation.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:31 | 5059410 Yen Cross
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   Does this mean we can expect another presser @ 5:00 pm est? (OOPs, I mean 6:15 pm est.)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:32 | 5059415 buzzsaw99
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owebomba loves killing brown people

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:29 | 5059840 Harbanger
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He did say his white grandma was a racist, it's in his jeans.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:45 | 5059941 Cacete de Ouro
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Barry is a Prince Hall Mason. He is 32nd degree unless he's been bunked up to 33rd.

Doing some things for the cause (which might sometimes include killing a lot of useless feeder), can sometimes ell with the 33rd nomination bis.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:32 | 5059417 ebworthen
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Time to get out, we've lost.

Out of Iraq, out of Afghanistan, out of the Middle East - and everywhere else.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:47 | 5059520 NOTaREALmerican
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But, but, the dominoes!     Do you hear the clacking sound?   It's the DOMINOES FALLING!   

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:27 | 5059818 eclectic syncretist
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But then who would transport the Ebola around the world?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:59 | 5060042 SofaPapa
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They are by their natures incapable of this line of thinking.  Power hungry people can think in only one track: "what else can I do?"  The idea that doing nothing and letting others mind their own business - while not necessarily pretty, fair, or ideal - is often the best option both for the country involved and for the population of the west is far too complex a thought for these men.  "I see, I must act."  Until someone stops them, they will act.  The consequences of this kind of thinking have arrived.


EDIT to add: Plus their self-interest is not the same thing as the interests of their fellow countrymen.  Often diametrically opposed, in fact.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:32 | 5059418 SantaClaws
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Airstrikes?  With what aircraft?  I thought there were only a couple of Cessnas in Iraq.  I wouldn't want to be the pilot of one of those.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:33 | 5059419 Kaiser Sousa
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so he wants to drop food over there while u got millions of children and hungry mother fuckin "americans" starvin right here...


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:38 | 5059446 Quus Ant
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do you really think they'll be dropping food?  a "humanitarian mission"?  isis has control as planned.  time to mow the lawn.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:24 | 5060268 NotApplicable
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Of course they will. In packages that look just like unexploded cluster-bombs.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:38 | 5059459 PrintemDano
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Millions of starving Americans?  We have the only nation where our "poor" are also obese.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:43 | 5059502 the grateful un...
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obesity is caused by poor diet, which is caused by being poor. there was a study of the Yaqui indians who live on both sides of the us mexico border. the american side had diabetes, obesity, they ate fried dough and processed food, the mexican side ate the traditional diet and had few of the problems their american counterpart had

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:53 | 5060445 ChiangMai
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"obesity is caused by poor diet, which is caused by being poor... "

Perhaps — if being poor first causes stupidity, which then causes a poor diet.

Junk food — in the amounts that are consumed in a fruitless attempt to alleviate hunger — is more expensive than real nutritious food, because (1) junk food is deliberately made to be addictive, and (2) it doesn't satisfy the ongoing hunger resulting from the body's continuous craving for nutrients, which it doesn't get from junk food.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:45 | 5059504 Kaiser Sousa
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"Millions of starving Americans?"

"In 2012, 14.5 percent of households (17.6 million households, approximately one in seven), were food insecure (Coleman-Jensen 2013 p v.). This percentage is the same as 2008, and has been the highest number recorded since these statistics have been kept (Coleman-Jensen 2013, p. v).

In 2012, 5.7 percent of U.S. households (7.0 million households) had very low food security. In this more severe range of food insecurity, the food intake of some household members was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year due to limited resources (Coleman-Jensen 2013, p. v) .

Children were food insecure at times during the year in 10.0 percent of households with children. These 3.9 million households were unable at times during the year to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children While children are usually shielded by their parents, who go hungry themselves, from the disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake that characterize very low food security, both children and adults experienced instances of very low food security in 1.2 percent of households with children (463,000 households) in 2012 (Coleman-Jensen 2013, p. v-vi).

The median [a type of average] food-secure household spent 27 percent more on food than the median food-insecure household of the same size and household composition including food purchased with Supplemental

Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (formerly the Food Stamp Program).(Coleman-Jensen 2013, p. vi).
Rates of food insecurity were substantially higher than the national average for households with incomes near or below the Federal poverty line, households with children headed by single women or single men, and Black and Hispanic households (Coleman-Jensen 2013, p. vi).

Background: The United States changed the name of its definitions in 2006 that eliminated references to hunger, keeping various categories of food insecurity. This did not represent a change in what was measured. Very low food insecurity (described as food insecurity with hunger prior to 2006) means that, at times during the year, the food intake of household members was reduced and their normal eating patterns were disrupted because the household lacked money and other resources for food. This means that people were hungry (in the sense of "the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food" [Oxford English Dictionary 1971] for days each year."

talk less...learn more...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:16 | 5059732 pazmaker
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I like a lot of your post Kaiser but qouting a study by Alisha Coleman-Jensen, a Social Science Analyst employed by the USDA..a government shill...


Hmmm I think I will pass on accepting this as anything other than unbiased government propaganda.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:20 | 5059754 V in PA
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This book, you seem to want to quote from, was written by the USDA. The same people in charge of SNAP. 



So it's a Government agency writing a book about the need to keep this same Government agency working (SNAPping) for the people. Doesn't pass the sniff test.


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:33 | 5059422 Itchy and Scratchy
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Airdrop some golf clubs!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:34 | 5059429 ebworthen
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And speech transcripts in Arabic; hearts and minds and all that.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:34 | 5059427 SantaClaws
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Oh well, sounds like it's just water over the dam.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059442 ekm1
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This is neocons coming back.

Obama hates neocons 


I'll believe it when I see it.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:45 | 5059506 sessinpo
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ekm1  This is neocons coming back.

Obama hates neocons 

I'll believe it when I see it.


This has nothing to do with cons. This is simply Neo. You fail the red/blue test.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:20 | 5059761 pazmaker
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Q: What's the difference between a neocon and a progressive?

A: Nothing


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:21 | 5059775 vyeung
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Q. What's the difference between a NEOCON & a NAZI


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:58 | 5060054 tvdog
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What's the difference between a NEOCON & a NAZI

Religion, antisemite.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:07 | 5060125 The_Dude
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Difference is NEOCONS are Jewish Zionists that have the US doing their bidding.

At least Hitler was willing to do his own dirty work for the good/bad of his own people.  F'ing NEOCONS are going to make the US broke/obliterated to serve their own self-centered twisted goals.  But I am sure there will be a bunch of rich bankers at the end of it all.....hanging from trees hopefully!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:28 | 5059819 ekm1
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I don't think that conservative vs progressive debate matters any longer.


USA is practically 80% communist right now

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059443 Spastica Rex
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BO's conscience just can't take the horror anymore, I guess.

Or else he's a psychopath and the incipient bombing will be for his own benefit.

One or the other.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:24 | 5059792 DullKnife
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Makes you wonder.....the Govt spends hundreds of billions to make the Iraqi military strong.

And they fold like a cheap suit to the first terrorist group who comes along?

Is it the men?

Or their gear?

Or both?


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:36 | 5059444 mastersnark
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Nice to see a peace prize winner is debating whether to drop bombs or to drop food/medicine.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059467 Itchy and Scratchy
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Ya' always drop the bombs first!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:20 | 5059769 Bunghole
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Drop some bacon

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:42 | 5059931 Itchy and Scratchy
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Gud 1

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:16 | 5060202 Chaos_Theory
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Your avatar makes me wish my eyesight was better.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:07 | 5063406 StychoKiller
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Just use the Braille method, works for blind peopel!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:37 | 5059449 dontgoforit
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Obama: eat my shorts....I've lost a ton on them recently.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:38 | 5059452 Catullus
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We're either going to drop humanitarian bombs or food. We haven't decided yet.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059456 mr1963
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Obalmer is an idiot. Those water's receding yet there bammy? This guys couldn't run a hotdog stand, much less a country. I can't believe anyone voted for this clown once much less twice. He just hasn't been the same since Reggie left him.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059457 El Vaquero
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Imagine the broken windows!  Lets all do the Krugman Kream!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059462 the grateful un...
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i think he should consider merging airstrikes and food drops into one operation, plant bombs inside cartons labeled food. then drop them on ISIS positions, if some of the wrong people, or right people, are blown up opening the cartons that's so much more collateral damage. to make it really snazzy he could use some Amazon drones.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059470 Spastica Rex
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The Internet of bomby-things.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059465 HamRove
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When he hits civilians, and he will with those bombs....Can we all bring Bibi and Obama in on the same charges from an international War Crimes Tribuneral this time?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059466 NOTaREALmerican
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Yeah,  I was wondering about the 40k refugees cornered on the top of a mountain thing.  It's been on Yahoo for 2 days now.   

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:22 | 5059785 Bunghole
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They need a Kuwaiti Ambassoador's daughter to testify to get some attantion.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059468 ShrNfr
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As usual, he will take credit if it works and blame Bush if it doesn't.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059480 Spastica Rex
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Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:41 | 5059488 NOTaREALmerican
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So there IS a probability it will work?

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:47 | 5059525 sessinpo
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NOTaREALmerican   So there IS a probability it will work?


Hardly. The probability it fails if likely 100%.

I'm thinking of picking on you. The post I see from you indicate you are an easy target.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:51 | 5059551 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  The probability it fails if likely 100%.

Well,  luckily for the politicians the definition of success and failure isn't understood by most REAL Mericans.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:39 | 5059472 STG5IVE
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TNT sandwiches

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059475 roadhazard
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911 !, 911 !, 911 !

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:40 | 5059476 Itchy and Scratchy
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Let's hope the Kenyan doesn't take any citizens out like those bad guys in Gaza!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:41 | 5059487 NotImpressed
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Should do neither.  That place has been warring for millenia now - we need to stay out of it.


If we have the cash to bomb/give away food then we have the cash to decrease taxes.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:43 | 5059500 NOTaREALmerican
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Well,  bombs (Big-MIC) and food (Big-Ag) are pretty cheap because crony-socialism works so amazingly well.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:41 | 5059491 NotImpressed
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Hell, lets just send most large city PD's over there and kill all their dogs and them. 

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:42 | 5059496 SheepDog-One
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Oh sure that sounds real good, lets immediately respond militarily to a small group of religionists getting picked on...what a fucking stupid world.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:43 | 5059498 medium giraffe
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It's tough being President.


Food or bombs, food or bombs,   hmm....  foooood......   bombs?


Fuck it! FORE!

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:44 | 5059499 Q-Q-Q
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'three months to late'


Do you really expect governments to react to things before they are in the newspaper! I understand the food drop is freshly imported produce from Liberia.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52 | 5059562 sessinpo
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Q-Q-Q   'three months to late'

 Do you really expect governments to react to things before they are in the newspaper! I understand the food drop is freshly imported produce from Liberia.


Um, perhaps you realize that government isn't suppose to be on time. After all, as a problem grows, that just means "we" need more government to solve the problem. Being late is on purpose and also becausd government is inefficient and unintelligent with too many hands in the pot. Then add the corruption to that and you have the disaster that has repeated over centuries.


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:55 | 5059583 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Then add the corruption

On person's corruption is another person's entitlement / opportunity.    The problem with government is that it works WAY too well for the smart-n-savvy people who run it.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:28 | 5059829 Eyeroller
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But Obama said he gets all his information from the newspaper...

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:46 | 5059514 SpanishGoop
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Bomb the damm dam !

O no, wait.


Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:48 | 5059534 sharpener
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A nobel peace price holder may feed the malformed children in Iraq with Ebola.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:50 | 5059547 replaceme
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We live on the flight line for an AF base, lots of C17s flying in and out last nite, much more than normal (and much later, usually stop flights early to be nice to the neighbors).  Not Desert Storm busy, but pretty darn busy - we both made the comment that something was up.  

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52 | 5059556 NOTaREALmerican
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Travis?   Lots of activity there last few weeks.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:24 | 5059675 replaceme
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.... removing ....

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:52 | 5059554 valley chick
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Heck, with all the news out there the casino isn't even down 1% ! That's how serious they take oblama.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:07 | 5059668 Tenshin Headache
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This is the new crashing - the market doesn't go up.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059850 Eyeroller
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That might change if he does bomb Iraq.

The market casino has ignored all of the geopolitical crises because people have been absolutely convinced Obama would do NOTHING.  Now, with this obviously ill-advised and desperate looking action, if it goes forward, people will be wondering, leading to uncertainty, leading to volatility.  Especially if there are any 'unforseen consequences.'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:55 | 5059580 Tenshin Headache
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<-- airstrikes

<-- air drops of food and medicine

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:57 | 5059601 NOTaREALmerican
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Could be both.    Food to the poor and suffering on the top of the hill,  bombs on the evil-doers surrounding the hill.   

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:56 | 5059593 himaroid
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Surfs up in the cradle of civilization.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:59 | 5059611 himaroid
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< Market wipes out by 4:00

< Surfer wipes out on Tigris by 4:00

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:03 | 5059645 medium giraffe
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C. medium giraffe wiped out at 4:20.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:19 | 5063441 StychoKiller
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A pause for the cause, ne?  Your sacrifice(s) are appreciated.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:02 | 5059642 IronShield
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We will bomb you Mutha Fuckas until you get it!

Diplomacy at it's finest and worthy of another Nobel Peace Prize.  What a bunch of phucking douche bags at Oslo City Hall, Norway.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:08 | 5059651 tony wilson
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the middle east sure need even more general electric nuclear waste dumping via depleted uranium bombs.

israel been testing usa and jew laser weapons on kids in gaza they work hurrah.

lets test them out in iraq and on the syrian border.

this is a jewish run holocaust on the arab peoples

cancer deaths and genetic mutations incoming

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:32 | 5059855 Hook Line and S...
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So true.

However, the deaths and mutations that occur, also manifest in the souls of the perpetrators and their accomplices (willing or not).

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:06 | 5059658 Mac Avelli
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Another country, another mess contributed to or caused by our bungler in chief! So we drop some aid to starving Christians, but whats the rest of the plan? Oh, yeah, the rest of the plan is golfing and fundraisers. Disgusting.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:07 | 5059665 SantaClaws
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But didn't they just give pink slips to all the U.S. servicemen? There may be a minor logistical problem in finding any servicemen to help.


Maybe contract out the job to Amazon.  The CIA just did that.

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:08 | 5059676 The Phallic Crusader
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funny, Al Nusra and other jihadi foreign proxy gangs have been murdering Christians  [Eastern Catholic, Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox] in Syria for years now, with scarcely a mention in the US media and essentially no condemnation from .gov or Southern Evangelicals like Hagee, who likely doesn't care for any Christian that isn't his unique brand of Judaized, end-of-the-world-lovin' "Christian" Zionist.

Now it matters in Iraq?

Is there anyone who doesn't believe some combination of US/Israeli/Saudi/Turkish/Qatari support is behind ISIS?

Can you imagine a scenario where US troops fighting to prop up Washington's puppet regime in Baghdad square off against CIA/Mossad-backed "ISIS" fighters who want to carve out a Sunni caliphate?

I can.

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