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President Obama Warns Iraq Situation "Is A Long-Term Project... Won't Be Solved In Weeks"

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Just before he headed off to Martha's Vineyard for another vacation, President Obama explained the situation in Iraq (standing in front of the impressive Presidential helicopter) careful to use the phrase 'men, women, and children' numerous times. He called on Iraqis to unite against militants (subtley suggesting the reason the Iraq military ran away was because of a dis-united government). Crucially, he noted Iraq's Islamic State "problem will not be solved in weeks."






As AP reports,

President Barack Obama says U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil.


He says humanitarian efforts continue to airdrop food and water to persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he says planning is underway for how to get them down.


Obama wouldn't give a timetable for how long the U.S. military involvement would last, saying it depends on Iraqi political efforts.


He says it won't be weeks but will take some time.


Obama also says the advance of the Islamic State forces was more rapid than anticipated.


Obama made his comments on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday, just before boarding Marine One for his summer vacation in Massachusetts.

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Mission Accomplished


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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:04 | 5069686 Spastica Rex
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Well, once this is all resolved, Iraqis will likely throw flowers at us, and probably give us their ramped-up oil production for free, just out of gratitude.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:08 | 5069689 SHEEPFUKKER

Relax everyone. It's just a series of one day bombings...a long series it would appear. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:09 | 5069698 y3maxx
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Mission Accomplished


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:14 | 5069706 kliguy38
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Nahhhhh...........not even close many wars to go and so little time.......we will have many more incursions/wars to save humanity before we are see, a global banker can never sleep.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:34 | 5069774 El Vaquero
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The world has jumped the shark.  Fuck.  I think I'm going to go drink some coffee and water my corn. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:36 | 5069783 Keyser
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Long term project?  Hmm, how many children have to be beheaded before it becomes a short-term imperative?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:53 | 5069858 General Decline
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It's funny to hear president douche hole talk like he knows anything about military strategy! He's a flippin' community organizer for fuck's sake.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:01 | 5069882 strannick
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America trained Isis as a rationale to get back into Iraq so as to stop the Iran Iraq Syria pipeline.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:03 | 5069889 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Obama is a monkey with a hand grenade or an AK47

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:10 | 5069908 macholatte
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If you think things are "difficult" now, Barry's rule during 2015 & 2016 may indeed become frightening.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:43 | 5070015 SWRichmond
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I want to point out that, 13 years ago when the US was ginning up the run into the ME / Afghanistan / Iraq, it was only the libertarians who were saying "graveyard of empires".

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:19 | 5070104 Spastica Rex
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I was at the F15 march in Seattle; I beg to differ.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:51 | 5070211 Keyser
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Barry's rule during 2015 & 2016 may indeed become frightening.

Barry isn't going to last until the end of Q1 2015... The fix is in...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:55 | 5070236 Skateboarder
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I'll bet you a roll of silver maples he will continue to wreak havoc until Shillery starts its first day.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:27 | 5070344 manofthenorth
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Sooooooo.... not mission accomplished ????  ....... again ?????

 I can hear Gomer Pile  sayin' ....surprise , surprise , surprise !!!!!!!!

Who woulda' thunk it ?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:10 | 5070645 smlbizman
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so he is saying on or about.....come on real estate guys you know what this means...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 22:55 | 5071736 old naughty
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How long before the last killing field was finally "solved"?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:37 | 5070170 rwe2late
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 In your dreams

if you believe all the anti-war demonstrators

throughout the globe were "libertarians".

the then French government was "libertarian",

all those who spoke out and wrote articles,

all those leftists, rightists, religious leaders, socialists and legal scholars were all

actually closet "libertarians".

Sorry to burst your self-righteous bubble.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:18 | 5069934 max2205
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Fuck this shit I am going on vacation

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:24 | 5069952 CheapBastard
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I had already folded up my Eye-Rack map and put it in the bottom drawer when Barry said he was "pulling out all troops." Now, I have to go dig it out again......

War never ends.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:36 | 5069987 KnuckleDragger-X
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"Come on baby, I promise I'll pull out in time."

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:18 | 5070102 TahoeBilly2012
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Yes, Iraq can be as peaceful as Israel given enough time and money from the US. Or let's say Egypt, or Libya, or the work we have done in the former CIS Countries. "Please just stay calm and give us your full support, we are working on it..."

Who in the fuck still sits around and waddles in this bullshit? This is a plan or you are a clown.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:57 | 5070202 Lore
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President Obama was elected on the EXPLICIT PROMISE that he would "BRING THE TROOPS HOME IN HIS FIRST YEAR OF OFFICE." It was his PROMISE. This must be so humiliating for him. He must be FORGETFUL. He will go down in history as "The President Who Could Not Keep His Word" and "The President Who Couldn't Command His Troops." No wonder his face is red. Maybe he can find inspiration at Martha's Vineyard. It's amazing what you find when you put your head in a hole.

Re: "persecuted religious minorities stranded on a mountaintop, and he says planning is underway for how to get them down." <-- THERE'S A SKI LIFT. USE IT.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:54 | 5070781 Otrader
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lying is tough and you need frequent vacations to work up enough nerve to get up and do it again.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:04 | 5069887 strannick
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:53 | 5070772 Otrader
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Like past presidents, he's doing what he is told.  He's a good speaker, so he's doing it better than the previous one.



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:42 | 5069808 Winston Churchill
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Half way over the whale El Vaq.

Shark is so 20th century.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:40 | 5070001 El Vaquero
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Whale, shark, I see only little difference from a practical standpoint when it comes to jumping them.  Whales are bigger, but sharks have sharp teeth. 


BTW, my corn is now watered and I have coffee in my cup.  Here's to all of my Iranian allies/enemies, Syrian allies/enemies, ISIS allies/enemies and Russian allies/enemies*!  What a fucking quagmire.


(*Of course, ally or enemy depends on what country they're operating in.)

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:51 | 5069847 sleigher
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  • "The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:49 | 5070926 Dugald
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The Third World War........

Keep pulling your plonker son, you will eventually find relief!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:51 | 5070033 CrazyCooter
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EV, that is 100% right. That is exactly what we are doing (almost) ... coffee (and apple pancakes) and then a nice jaunt into the forrest to do a bit of fishing! I hope the dolly are biting!



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:48 | 5069835 Shad_ow
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:38 | 5069994 thamnosma
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:01 | 5070063 atomp
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:44 | 5070193 thamnosma
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Thanks for posting what I'm always thinking

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:00 | 5070254 Lore
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Me too

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:56 | 5070045 Moustache Rides
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duh... winning

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:39 | 5070728 whyami
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Let's bomb Iraq everyday to get our military industry going.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:08 | 5069692 Winston Smith 2009
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Yes, they will re-greet us as re-liberators! It will be a cake walk and pay for itself, too!

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 01:13 | 5071977 good man
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My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do...

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:04 | 5069687 oudinot
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And now our Glorious leader goes back to Maine on holiday to play golf and eat Cheetohs in bed.

What a loser.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:09 | 5069697 Goldenballz
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whats wrong with eating cheetos in bed, just saying

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:52 | 5069851 earnyermoney
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would you eat John Boener?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:17 | 5070491 Ms. Erable
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'Cheetos' being the secret service's code name for Reggie.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:10 | 5069690 THE DORK OF CORK
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Bombing Iraq is now part of American deep tradition.

Not bombing Iraq would give the impression that American culture has no meaning.

Without a cultural bedrock you have nothing.

One must keep ones balance.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:43 | 5069811 Escrava Isaura
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Well said!

Humans are creatures of habit.

And some of the threads here are proof of that… not that I need to remind you.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:08 | 5069691 dogismycopilot
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mealy mouthed son of a bitch. every other word out of his mouth was about kissing Saudi Ass for those who didn't catch that undertone.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:07 | 5069903 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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"careful to use the phrase 'men, women, and children' numerous times. "


Why not just call them "folks"?  Its shorter.  


Ha!  I should be a speechwriter.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:07 | 5069693 Seasmoke
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Keep a lid on problems.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:37 | 5069791 Kayman
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Like all previous administrations, blissfully ignorant of the tribal hatred contained within the lines drawn up by Great Britain as they carved up the old Ottoman Empire.

It would be easier to reincarnate Saddam Hussain than fix this hornets nest.

Maybe give Syria and Iraq back to Turkey.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:46 | 5069823 Cognitive Dissonance
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They are not trying to fix, but rather to inflame. Misson accomplished.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:49 | 5069827 Escrava Isaura
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Does the "Military Industrial Complex" care for the ignorant Americans?

Do US corporations care about the American worker?

C'mon. Tell me us something that we don't know.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:17 | 5069926 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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The reason Sunnis are killing Shia is because of Christians. Damon Allah is a mean mother fucker

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:30 | 5069968 Escrava Isaura
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And, how about you?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:49 | 5070758 Otrader
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Until the tribe is gone, the world will be in chaos.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:03 | 5070813 Escrava Isaura
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What does this slogan mean?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:10 | 5069700 SgtSchultz
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Well, I guess that clears everything up.  Thanks and have a great vacation!!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:12 | 5069707 john milton
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flies have conquer the flypaper again

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:15 | 5069710 Number 156
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"problem will not be solved in weeks."

...Probably used this phrase in discussions about his job approval data.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:14 | 5069716 homiegot
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At least he's honest about it.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:07 | 5069901 Urban Redneck
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there are significant differences

will not be solved in weeks


can not be solved in weeks

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:14 | 5069717 paint it red ca...
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"problem will not be solved in weeks."


Why of course not, no money, resources or lives to be stolen otherwise.....

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:41 | 5069727 rwe2late
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borrowed from the knick-knack shop
and now applied to nations and peoples.

from "spreading democracy"
to "you break it, you own it".

How convenient,
all one has to do, under any pretext,
is invade, bomb, and otherwise destroy
whatever catches one's eye,
and presto!
One owns it !
"It" meaning a nation and its inhabitants, who are now all just another "it".
And by owning, we mean that "it" is our property, each and every "it",
to do with it whatever we want.

We will treat it kindly, the oil and minerals that is.
We may even privatize (over to us) what we like,
to take special long-term care of what we did not break.
The people, well, that's different.
By invading and causing ruin, "we gave them a chance"
So says our esteemed president, a Nobel prize winner, no less.
Thus, when we don't like what "it" became with that "chance",
why that's all the more right to bomb it over again, and again.

After all, we broke them, we own them.
Or so the mantra of empire informs us.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:41 | 5070004 KnuckleDragger-X
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We'll merely glue it back together so we can break it again. Look at how well its worked so far.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:46 | 5070749 Otrader
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If you're the MIC/Banking elite, it has worked marvelously!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:24 | 5069737 FieldingMellish
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MIC is laughing all the way to the bank. Order up some more $2m bombs Mr Prez. Ms Chairyellen can print up the dosh for you and some poor 20yr old who couldn't find a job in your Potemkin economy will load up them up on the planes. Time for a well deserved round of golf, sir.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:46 | 5069828 chunga
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There's another divide that is stoking the flames for CWII. We've got some in-laws that work for the MIC and man are they out to lunch. Well, one of them does, as the MIC/GOV salary allows for a nice lifestyle on one paycheck.

He worked for some MIC contractor, got his retirement, and came back as a consultant. I don't think anybody has the slightest idea what he does, but he sure makes a ton of money. Incidentally, they both love Obama and truly believe that the world is just humming along great; as always. Between doing all this important work, that nobody can define, they bop around the world on fun vacations.

They don't understand why people are upset.

So add the gov's and the gov-not's to the fire. I can honestly say that although I don't know them very well, I don't like them and it pisses me off. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:41 | 5070006 thamnosma
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Must be a drag to have active enemies as family members.  They would turn you over to the authorities in a millisecond.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:22 | 5069740 venturen
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won't be solved till this idiot leaves office!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:33 | 5069768 ThisIsBob
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Yes, he is the problem.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:42 | 5069814 Kayman
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Obama is a problem, but shock and awe was the problem.  Does anyone think Saddam couldn't handle this dust up ?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:21 | 5069941 A Nanny Moose
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A) What makes you think he's leaving?

B) As if the next idiot will be any better than any of the previous Tyrants of the Dem0ckracy?

This won't be solved until humans step away from The State.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:11 | 5070091 Deathrips
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This all must be the actions of one man?


Its a whole crew of retards...not just the mullato one.



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:46 | 5070200 logicalman
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Government is the problem, not the solution.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:33 | 5069742 THE DORK OF CORK
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"problem will not be solved in weeks."

First Court Saddam during the first (Iran Iraq war) Gulf war.

Bomb the shit out of the place in 91.

Engage in various air  police actions during the Clinton years.....

Cross the rubicon in 2003.

Get out of Dodge recently.

Get Bored

 2014 - Get back to where you once belong..........

Of course we could go back further to various RAF police operations during the 20s and indeed the Munster Fusiliers fighting somebody or other before that but who the fuck cares now.


The great war to manage global scarcity continues into infinity.......

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:37 | 5069793 Winston Churchill
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So are you saying we need to send in the Black & Tans to sort out ISIS ?

I think they are all dead.

War is a racket, and all wars are bankers wars.

Here's an idea for you, lets kill all the bankers first.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:01 | 5069864 THE DORK OF CORK
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There was I thinking Blackwater and the Black & Tans were one of the same outfit...............

Why not kill the bankers ?

Well you must get past the armed forces first.

With the arrival of the Armistice, in November 1918, it was time to begin the withdrawl of the United States Navy from Cork. By May 1919, the Naval Hospital huts had been dismantled, the Aghada base buildings were being auctioned off. The stores on the seafront were to go. All the ships had departed, apart from Corsair, the yacht of the billionaire J.P. Morgan, which had taken over from USS Melville as the base for the Officer Commanding. By June  even the Corsair was gone

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:08 | 5069902 Escrava Isaura
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You said: "The great war to manage global scarcity continues into infinity.......

Is there anything else to be said?

To be surprised of it?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:25 | 5069746 ekm1
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Neocons are in counter attack and they are going to overthrow bank lobby.

Banklobby's attempts to destroy neocons are failing.


Bank lobby and Obama are in full retreat.

Things are looking good

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:00 | 5070059 sessinpo
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ekm1   Neocons are in counter attack and they are going to overthrow bank lobby.

Banklobby's attempts to destroy neocons are failing.

 Bank lobby and Obama are in full retreat.

Things are looking good


Goodness. Get an education. Neocons are in the back pocket of companies like banks just as BO is. Red pill blue pill Apparently you swalled the red one.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:49 | 5070205 logicalman
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He's obviously confused.

I think he took both pills!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:54 | 5070234 ekm1
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And how's that?

What makes bank lobby so strong? Fast computers?


The lobby that has military backing wins.

Now military hates bank lobby.

Bank lobby days are over.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:32 | 5069754 tony wilson
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listen haters.

ge has 100s of thousands of tons of nuclear waste the storage of which is costing billions.

this is having a direct impact on shareholder value.

iraq and syria and soon turkey are a vital means for relocation of this material.

we have concluded that the missile and bombing methods are the cheapest best way of delivering this material.

general electric would like to thank the soon to be dead  peoples of these ancient kingdoms .

by allowing us to bomb and missile transport depleted uranium to these theatres you are helping release shareholder value.

thank you


it really is a win win we free up storage space we sell the isotopes to the pentagram for top dollar.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:30 | 5069765 NOZZLE
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"President Obama Has Ended the War in Iraq" Yep says so right here on the page

Accomplishing yet anothe signature win for the democrat team.

Take a look at the photo of this little boy about to be executed by the pisslamics,  and think of your own son or daughter facing this as their last moments on earth.  Fuck



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:37 | 5069883 Emergency Ward
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That was the Third Iraq War.  This is the Fourth.  After that, "another" Afghan war.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:12 | 5070295 Lore
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This is what passes for policy nowadays. Seriously, they cannot AND DO NOT WANT TO imagine any other way to "grow" America's "economy." The policy is pathological because the individuals who formulate it are pathological.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:35 | 5069777 kowalli
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why USA are bombing it's own troops?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:54 | 5069945 rwe2late
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:05 | 5070071 Bioscale
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Has anyone actually seen the bomb targets?  I'm sure the bombs did not do any harms to those ISIS guys.The photos shown in the MSM are showing just a smoke from 30 miles far spot. This is supposed to be a joke?

Btw, it's like the rockets from Palestine falling on Israelis heads... no one has seen them but someone told there were some... so we must bomb them back.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:30 | 5070526 Otrader
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If it's on TV it must be true.  EOM!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:00 | 5070251 trader1
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...because psychopaths just don't give a fuck

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:36 | 5069782 rwe2late
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Damn ISIS zealots

forcing people to "convert to their way or die".


Good thing we are not like that


cuz we got freedom fries and freedom bombs

(Now, who doesn't appreciate that?)

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:50 | 5069845 yogibear
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Didn't Obama and Kerry just fund ISIS in Syria? The middleeast policy is all screwed up.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:15 | 5069920 rwe2late
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 screwed up?

 - not if the intention is to generate "opportunities" by creating chaos

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:56 | 5070046 blazinrabbit
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I read a good comment yesterday. To paraphrase, "if you're going to be America's bitch, you'd better be ready to pay the price." It would serve our militants well to read the fine print before signing up with the good old USSA.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:22 | 5070684 blazinrabbit
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The fine print was probably printed using invisible ink!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:38 | 5069794 roadhazard
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"The next six months are critical"

"The next six months are critical"

"the nex. ... ...... ... ........"    ~ Dub


"Pottery Barn rules apply" ~ Colon Powell

"Not many boots on the ground" ~  Tar Baby

Get the fuck out of Iraq. Whoever rules that hell hole deserves it.



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:57 | 5069870 AdvancingTime
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The saying "if you break it you buy it" can be misleading. It is often unenforceable, in some cases it is not even practical. In the case of foreign policy, accepting such a notion can cause America to be far less likely to step in where needed, or cause us to undertake the costly and unrealistic job of nation building.  In real life such rules often do not hold true.

In fact the real Pottery Barn has no such rule, and is a bit weary of being associated with the remark that is often quoted and attributed to them in newspaper and television reports. "This is very, very far from a policy of ours," said Leigh Oshirak, public relations director for the brand, owned by Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco. "In the rare instance that something is broken in the store, it's written off as a loss." More on this subject in the article below.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:12 | 5069913 Baby Eating Dingo22
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That's because Pottery Barn crap is already garbage before it breaks


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:45 | 5070016 thamnosma
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So I can juggle shit in the store like Eddie Murphy juggled vases in Trading Places?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:50 | 5070031 rwe2late
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down arrowed for

"such a notion can cause America to be far less likely to step in where needed"

please read my earlier post on this topic.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:54 | 5070041 Lin S
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Please stop using ZH to pimp your blog.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:50 | 5070212 logicalman
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Can't do that, there's a lot of gooey black stuff under there!

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:38 | 5069796 q99x2
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The military works for globalists headquartered somewhere in Europe. There is no US military that exists today. That is propaganda. The globalists are building up IS ISIS or whatever analogy you want to make to the president of Washington D.C.'s nebulous name. Everything globalist is intentionally vague. It is not easy to conquer the world so nobody can really know what is going on except the ones at command and control. The US is currently under heavy attack as is the Mid East and Africa. European and US finances and other national financial systems have been combined to pay for the conquest. A tiny elite group exists at the center of the globalist structure. They are prepared to level down all the way underground to the point of world destruction if it should come to that.

The rest of us are doomed.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:52 | 5069852 Anarchy 99
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yes, all of it, this goes way behind just the US involvment, much bigger picture.

As stated before, old money in Europe, and that Includes the vatican, biggest shareholder of the major US and English banks.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:39 | 5069800 AdvancingTime
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Did Obama talk about how we should of seen this coming and moved to stop it from developing? Things have deteriorated to the point that Americans are using every opportunity to take their eyes off what is happening in Iraq, the country has become a train wreck and is rapidly morphing into a failed State.

It is often unwise to take your eyes off a problem for long because when you look back you might find that things have gone horribly wrong, this is the case in Iraq and Syria. The lyrics from a song "slip sliding away" come to mind as a way to describe the massive investment made in Iraq by America. Recently a group called ISIS shocked much of the world by swiftly capturing Mosul in an offensive that allowed the group to take control of major parts of northern and western Iraq. On June 29, 2014 the Islamist militants declared  an Islamic "caliphate" in an area straddling Iraq and Syria. More on this subject in the article below.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:09 | 5070520 rwe2late
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 Your description of US involvement in Iraq as an "investment"

which should not be allowed to "slip away"

is a delusion created by an Orwellian misuse of language.


The invasion was a crime based on lies, to pursue geo-political goals.

The occupation devastated their society and economy.

It was never about helping Iraqis. It still is not.

The self-serving geo-political US goals have not changed.

Renewed intervention will only prolong and compound Iraqi miseries.

Renewed intervention will only increase the economic, moral,

and political costs to the average US citizen.

The only real beneficiaries of renewed intervention and MIC largesse will be corrupt Mideast despots and kingdoms, and an elite cabal of tycoons and militarists.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:41 | 5069810 NYPoke
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Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:44 | 5069819 dogismycopilot
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i guess Obama is going back to Martha's Vineyard to think about his next sports analogy. In his previous one he said ISIL was a "JV" team. What a douchebag. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:45 | 5069824 alexcojones
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The GWOT is like a Diamond.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:48 | 5069832 AdvancingTime
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Just before he headed off to Martha's Vineyard for another vacation, President Obama explained the situation in Iraq (standing in front of the impressive Presidential helicopter)

     Yes he does love his vacations and his helicopter ! I have become annoyed recently as to why Obama, many governors, and the like often have chosen to have a slew of people behind them when they talk. This does little to underline their message or lies.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:48 | 5069837 yogibear
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Throw more money into the mideast black hole and get more vendettas against the US going,. 

Whatever happen to all those bags of US cash Iraq was given?

When will the US ever learn to stop poking it's nose into other country's business?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:24 | 5070509 Otrader
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The 'US' will do whatever he's told to do by the bankers and MIC.  For now, turn on the TV and remain scared until you're told 'it's safe now'


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:55 | 5069840 all-priced-in
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Double speak? WTF - I guess he covered all the bases.


Crucially, he noted Iraq's Islamic State "problem will not be solved in weeks."


He says it won't be weeks but will take some time.


Unless when he says -  will not be solved in weeks he means it will take YEARS

and when he says - won't be weeks he also means it will be YEARS




Sat, 08/09/2014 - 11:57 | 5069872 RealityCheque
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If I was an Iraqi I'd be absolutely thrilled to hear Obummer referring to my nation as a "project".

Fucking worthless cunt.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:21 | 5070504 Otrader
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Until people globally recognize the banker elite variable behind these wars, the world citizenry will be fooled time and time again with endless wars. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:09 | 5069907 Baby Eating Dingo22
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They're telling me the Emperor has been suckcesspool


Obama: Iraq airstrikes have been successful

The president says the U.S. offensive has accomplished part of its mission by destroying militant arms and equipment.  No timetable given »

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:24 | 5069910 rwe2late
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AP reports:

The United States warned Russia on Friday that any further intervention in Ukraine, including under the pretense of delivering humanitarian aid, would be viewed as "an invasion of Ukraine."

The US knows how to spot a pretense of "humanitarian aid" from miles away.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:12 | 5069912 souljaboy
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Is he the president or a remodeling contractor?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:13 | 5069914 totem
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When asked how many rounds of golf he expects to complete before the Iraq problem is solved, the president responded "Is that an 18-hole or executive course?"
Upon responding "What? I don't know that.", the reporter was immediately jettisoned from his seat and into the hands of secret service agents.
On follow-up, when asked "How do you know so much about golf?", Mr. Obama responded "Well, you have to know these things when you're a president you know."

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:17 | 5069924 newworldorder
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One can lead or follow at different times in his life. These are a matter of skill, knowledge or circumstances.

OR - one can be perpetually entitled to the teflon applied to him for non accountability.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:27 | 5069961 Anglo Hondo
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Stop saying President Obama.   This 'person' is none other than Placeman Obama.  I am ashamed to be an American citizen, when this thing is supposedly the face of what is The United States of America.


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:33 | 5069975 vyeung
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like always, its simply BS to grease the military industrial complex at the expense of the American people. Your taxes are financing this.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:35 | 5069978 Fuku Ben
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"for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:35 | 5069988 williambanzai7
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Lets see now, how many decades has this "project" been running?

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 12:48 | 5070028 thamnosma
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We have always been at war with East Asia.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:28 | 5070133 Duc888
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MIC just jizzed their pants after hearing this terrible nooz.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:33 | 5070159 Duc888
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Damn ISIS zealots

forcing people to "convert to their way or die".


Click to see headless babies and naked wimmenz throat slit to slowly bleed out.

Or not.



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:15 | 5070850 RealityCheque
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What the fuck is all that?

rough pictures yes, but no evidence of any sort. Hooray for a catholic website beating the wardrum as well. But why am i surprised? 

The way I figure it, the west (where i live) 100% deserves the history-making beatdown thats rapidly coming our way. 

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:45 | 5070915 rwe2late
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 Are we now to have a dueling pictures war

with tortured victims, bombed and droned Afghan Iraqi and Pakistani babies?

Are photos of Gaza, Syria, Ukraine with injured and dead OK to show?

Vietnam, Haiti, Honduras, ... Detroit ?


You are missing the point that doubling down on a wrong-headed interventionist  policy will only prolong and compound the problems, animosities, blowback, and suffering.

It is wrong for the ulterior and base reasons intervention is really done, and which you do not seem to comprehend, instead believing the emotionalist propaganda.

It is wrong because it will only really benefit Mideast despots, and enrich and empower  an elite who benefit from MIC largesse, and who will further deprive us of our domestic liberty.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 13:58 | 5070242 mastersnark
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"As American as mom, apple pie, and endless war."


Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:05 | 5070267 Stumpy4516
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Smells more like CIA and Massod than ever.  A few fringe personnel were sacrificed, probably less than we are led to believe.  The US and Israel get just what they wanted.  US forces back in Iraq, moving further towards dividing the country, the Kurds becoming more contained and the leadership of Iraq foolish enough to beg their executioner to reenter their home. 

Still looks like ISIS is a force funded and mostly directed by the CIA (not completely).  Of course few of the ISIS fighters know that, and some who get out of hand will be used a targets to be killed and thus provide greater cover for the CIA operation. 

But there is the possibility of control of ISIS being taken over from within by those who are not controled by the CIA.  I do not think SA is in their sights but if SA strays then ISIS can be used to take their oil fields.

When you see ISIS take out high political targets in Israel or when ISIS focuses it's jihad propaganda at Israel and calls for all to attack Israel everywhere in the world then you can start to believe that ISIS is self directed.

Putin the great chess player?  Here was a chance for him to gain influence by attacking ISIS in an effective way.  Or did Putin know that ISIS had missles that could take down too many of his aircraft, missles that will not be used on US planes?

I'm still open to having my mind changed on this but for now ISIS is still CIA/Massod to me.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:11 | 5070298 neptune-klm
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does he even know who he's fighting?  i heard him say ISOL & ISIA-what a moron1

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:32 | 5070362 goldstandard
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The only reason that ISIS got into Iraq was because their PM Maliki invited them in while telling his army to stand down, drop their weapons and run for the hills. Why you may ask? Because Maliki wanted a third term as PM. According to the Iraqi Constitution the PM can have only two consecutive terms and the only way around that little problem was to invite in ISIS and then declare emergency war powers. It didn't work out as he had planned because he needed the approval of the Parliament to enact those powers and they said NO!

    Maliki painted himself into a corner and after the April voting period was over, Maliki had lost, then he created the ISIS event. As of tomorrow, the Leader of the Parliament, and the newly elected president of the Republic of Iraq will call a Sunday meeting to elect and seat a new PM who will either be Al-Mahadi or Jafarri. This is why Obama agreed to send in the big guns. Because he wouldn't until the new government of Iraq was in place, and if you listened closely to his presser yesterday he clearly stated that Iraq now has a stable government in place. In fact the new PM was picked this past Wednesday, but hasn't been announced yet.

    This information came directly from boots on the ground in Iraq who know the real story as well as those in government. When it comes to the MSM in the US, look elswhere for the truth, because your sure not getting here at home.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:38 | 5070380 ptoemmes
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Startin' to feel a bit like Libya.  Coudld Irbil/Erbil be a worse analog to Benghazi?



Sat, 08/09/2014 - 14:55 | 5070431 goldstandard
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The first casualty of any war, is always the truth.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:16 | 5070483 BeerMe
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The goal is endless proxy wars.  The bombings every few months will make resupply necessary and keep the war monies flowing into the United States.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:25 | 5070512 jack stephan
Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:40 | 5070556 Lea
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And then, he goes on holydays!

War... murder... bombings... business as usual.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:21 | 5070678 pcrs
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Their planning is not examplary. I remember that Gadaffi was a matter of days not weeks.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 16:30 | 5070706 Last of the Mid...
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that's a hell of a pivot from this is just a bunch of jv terrorist wannabes. This guy is such an ass clown. How can a country be reduced to such nonsense in it's leadership. We have elected a one trick pony completely devoid of the mature critical thinking skills one needs to lead a country. Just go away Barry O.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:34 | 5070891 Aussiekiwi
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Never understood the Shiite / Sunni issue at anything other than an intellectual level which is why they failed and will continue to fail, sending John Kerry to sing Kum ba yah is not going to cut it.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 18:02 | 5070952 orangegeek
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Iraq is a project.


Barry is a cartoon.

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:16 | 5071155 yellowsub
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Using their brutality is easier to justify a war than say WMD...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:19 | 5075401 dreadnaught
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Presto!  Continual war for the war profiteer$

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