This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

WTF White House Statement Of The Day: Syria Airstrikes Edition

Tyler Durden's picture




 

When President Obama bragged earlier that "The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do," we should have guessed some more war-mongering was coming... and sure enough. As AP reports, it appears Syrian airstrikes are on their way, but there's a mind-blowing twist in US foreign policy: "In an effort to avoid unintentionally strengthening the Syrian government, the White House could seek to balance strikes against the Islamic State with attacks on Assad regime targets." In the words of the Guinness commercial, Brilliant.

As AP reports,

The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."

 

"Air power needs to be applied like a thunderstorm, not a drizzle," Deptula said, entailing "24-7 overwatch with force application on every move of ISIL personnel."

Further complicating the plans, any military action against Islamic State militants in Syria would also have the effect of putting the U.S. on the same side as Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose ouster the Obama administration has sought for years.

So first Iran and now Syria are best buddies with America?  Well we can't have that...

The U.S. is not cooperating or sharing intelligence with the Assad government, Pentagon and State Department spokesmen said. But the U.S. flights are occurring in eastern Syria, away from most of Syria's air defenses. And experts expressed doubt that Syria would attempt to shoot down American aircraft that are paving the way for a possible bombing campaign against Assad's enemies.

 

...

 

In an effort to avoid unintentionally strengthening the Syrian government, the White House could seek to balance strikes against the Islamic State with attacks on Assad regime targets. However, that option is largely unappealing to the president given that it could open the U.S. to the kind of long-term commitment to Syria's stability that Obama has sought to avoid.

 

*  *  *

So to summarize:

...the limited airstrikes in Iraq (which the Iraqi government did not ask for) now appear to be expanding into '24/7 carpet-bombing' of ISIS targets in Syria (which the US are not asking permission or forgiveness for) and in the interests of "fairness doctrine" America will bomb al-Assad's military installations to maintain some 'balance' between the moderate terrorists, extreme terrorists (and national armies), and scary-as-shit terrorists...

Is there something we missed?

White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday tried to tamp down the notion that action against the Islamic State group could bolster Assad, saying, "We're not interested in trying to help the Assad regime." However, he acknowledged that "there are a lot of cross pressures here."

"Cross-pressures" indeed. And all humanitarian.

 

- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:05 | 5147557 Charles Wilson
Charles Wilson's picture

When will Urban Renewal come to 1600 Penn Ave?

Inquiring minds want to know...

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:08 | 5147567 CCanuck
CCanuck's picture

This inquiring mind says..FUCK OBAMA and the wookie he rode in on...Im sick of this POS!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:11 | 5147572 ymom11
ymom11's picture

It seems we are slowly descending into insanity land.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:14 | 5147588 Liberal
Liberal's picture

As a staunch liberal, I strongly believe president Obama deserves another Nobel Peace prize for this.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:22 | 5147620 TungstenBars
TungstenBars's picture

"As a staunch liberal,..."

 

gets me every time +1

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:27 | 5147629 Richard Chesler
Richard Chesler's picture

He also sucks at golf.

 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:35 | 5147657 VATICANT
VATICANT's picture

And he can suck a mean cock!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:58 | 5147739 Pinto Currency
Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

Destruction and disruption of oil producing nations continues.

Not that there is any fear about USD and oil.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:06 | 5147770 Holleyman
Holleyman's picture

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:01 | 5147936 Drunk In Church
Drunk In Church's picture

I'm really glad that we''ve decided to bomb Syria.  I just hope we smarten up and put boots on the ground.  The Middle East desperately needs stern parenting.  The United States military is just what the doctor ordered. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:08 | 5147946 BlindMonkey
BlindMonkey's picture

Won't somebody ask questions when the ME countries go to school with black eyes? The US gov is the drunken, raping step-dad of parents.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:16 | 5147963 0b1knob
0b1knob's picture

There's a scene in the old Woody Allen comedy Bananas where the US fights on both sides of a war so that whichever side wins it will be "our" side.

The Obama administration has outdone Woody Allen

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:51 | 5148027 DonutBoy
DonutBoy's picture

Really - we're going to bomb both sides?  Wow.  We've forgotten the first rule of holes.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:22 | 5148197 svayambhu108
svayambhu108's picture

Reminder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_law_of_holes

 

Maybe they use the first law o ass-holes

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:21 | 5148291 tonyw
tonyw's picture

simple solution, just kill them all and let their god(s) sort them out.

get's them all to the promised land much faster, what's not to like?

 

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:25 | 5148365 Dugald
Dugald's picture

get's them all to the promised land much faster, what's not to like?

Have some thought for the poor sods in the Virgin preparation section, how do you expect them to cope, or are you thinking of making quota with non muslim virgins?

 

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:19 | 5148691 BurningFuld
BurningFuld's picture

The absolute complete total best way to strengthen the Assad regime?

Bomb it.

What a bunch of mental midgets.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:39 | 5149311 Four chan
Four chan's picture

enjoy my fellow zh'ers this is gold.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47JmO28nYxU

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:49 | 5150813 BlindMonkey
BlindMonkey's picture

Please tell me that cat is on ZH.  That is some QUALITY mockery.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:54 | 5148584 StandardDeviant
StandardDeviant's picture

[duplicate]

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:16 | 5147964 Sandmann
Sandmann's picture

Why not bomb Israel and resolve a few major problems ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:32 | 5147992 VATICANT
VATICANT's picture

I wake up every day hoping today is the day Israel gets bombed

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:32 | 5148234 Rakshas
Rakshas's picture

I was thinking bombing the US would solve many problems but they did that already......twice....Pearl Harbour......then because it worked so well the first time  a New Pearl Harbour... and it only made things worser....... need a game changer 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:11 | 5148283 Ploutos74
Ploutos74's picture

The only country close enough to threaten Israel, still standing in one piece is Saudi Arabia.

Latest Strat-zion free editorial dropped hints on the Saudis coming undone soon, in a theatre near you.

Watch this (vast, oil-producing) space...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:24 | 5147975 Richardk888
Richardk888's picture

@ Drunk In Church

Fucking Moron!

Thats just what we need is to spend money on weapons to destroy, occupy, then "rebuild" another sovereign nation without a declaration of war.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:08 | 5148056 PhilofOz
PhilofOz's picture

Another ChickenHawk! Just so long as you and your family are there on the front line to throw the first stone.... but we all know none of that is ever gonna happen is it?! Mouth!!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:28 | 5148163 jballz
jballz's picture

 

I wasted 2 minutes of my life reading your asshatter blog.

Literary tip - you can leave your bathroom tripis out of your blog entries. While nobody likely gives a fuck about the rest of it, rest assured nobody gives a fuck to read that. 

You're welcoome.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:19 | 5148354 UselessEater
UselessEater's picture

LOL!!! he keeps changing his handle, so avoid wasting another 2 minutes by learning to recognise whatever Elvis The Pelvis calls himself toomorrow......

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:56 | 5148594 StandardDeviant
StandardDeviant's picture

A technical solution would be nice: ZH could start automatically blocking any posts which contain a link to certain widely-pimped blogs.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:55 | 5148592 PeakOil
PeakOil's picture

/s    FTFY

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:31 | 5148302 barre-de-rire
barre-de-rire's picture

there is a lil something in the air... a smelly sounding melody of a "je ne sais quoi"...oh... i think i got it... the sound of the fire crackling.

hmm yea, fire everywhere. that's it. the whole place is fucking burning & they piss gazoline on it.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:40 | 5148007 RafterManFMJ
RafterManFMJ's picture

Excellent choice - a PC war where EVERY side gets a trophy, er, bombing strike.

And I'll bet neither Obama or the Pentagon is keeping score; just participating is the goal.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:40 | 5148176 Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day's picture

Sticks and stones may break their bones but WORDS will never hurt them. They are all sociopaths. They are probably reading zh posts and laughing their asses off.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:36 | 5148235 MakeMineADouble
MakeMineADouble's picture

Well, while he is sucking cock.  Where is Putin??  What the hell is going on??  I feel played.  

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:39 | 5152762 StychoKiller
StychoKiller's picture

Assad:  "Yo Vlad, I'll be taking delivery of those SA-300s and SA-400s right about now..."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:18 | 5150191 forensicator
forensicator's picture

come on, I hear Reggie is a lovable guy. 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:23 | 5147621 john39
john39's picture

No, Eurasia is our ally.  We have always been at war with Eastasia.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:23 | 5147698 balolalo
balolalo's picture

W W III 

So far the active participants are:

United States

Iraq

Kurdistan

Islamic State... whatever the fuck it is

Afghanistan

Pakistan

Syria

Palestine

Israel

Iran

Egypt

Lybia

Saudi Arabia

Turkey

Yemen

UAE

Qatar

Kenya

Sudan

Somalia

CAR

South Sudan

Nigeria

Ukraine

Russia

NATO

I am sure I am missing some...

Are we all seriously going to wait until it is "officially" declared? 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:27 | 5147837 MalteseFalcon
MalteseFalcon's picture

You missed Ebolaville.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:31 | 5147853 balolalo
balolalo's picture

Yes!

And Ebola created in Langley, don't forget.  Bio-depopulation warfare.   

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:25 | 5148084 DonutBoy
DonutBoy's picture

Right. The CIA is really that smart.  We should be so lucky

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:29 | 5148375 Dugald
Dugald's picture

 

You forgot Darwin....

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:30 | 5147849 Ides of November
Ides of November's picture

US bombing Syria/ Assad clears the way for Russia to bomb Ukraine/ Porky et al.

Yep, looks like someone is pushing hard to get this thing started before the Northern Winter.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:09 | 5147948 BlindMonkey
BlindMonkey's picture

You missed Ukraine.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:25 | 5148081 IndyPat
IndyPat's picture

And the Mexican Dreamer Army..whatever the fuck that is.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:38 | 5148169 jballz
jballz's picture

They are the ones who will fight the Free Shit Army in the last days when no nation states remain.

Says so in my bible. Don't worry though the Amish come from behind and kill them all and they live happpily ever after.

Fuckin sneaky Amish.

 

 

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:32 | 5148203 WOAR
WOAR's picture

Beware the deaf Amish with dynamite. They are some kick ass honkies.

http://movieclips.com/prYwz-diary-of-the-dead-movie-amish-zombie-killer/

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:39 | 5148304 barre-de-rire
barre-de-rire's picture

W W III 

So far the active participants are:

United States

Iraq

Kurdistan

Islamic State...   SLUTS

Afghanistan

Pakistan

Syria

Palestine

Israel

[...]

 

Are we all seriously going to wait until it is "officially" "necessary" declared?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:09 | 5148906 esum
esum's picture

Islamic State...   SLUTS

 

no no no

 

ISLAMIC ANAL JIHADIS...... as approved by the local fatwa

in addition west virginia is not the only state to allow bro and isis , sis to marry


“The new jihad allows brothers and sisters in Syria belonging to the [al-Qaeda linked] al-Nusra Front to marry each other under the name of jihad because of the lack of girls among fighters of that organization.”

One man appears on video saying, “At the Zawia mountain there is an imam called Imam Hussein.  They bring him a brother and a sister, he says ‘Allahu Akbar’ on them three times to have sex together and make them husband and wife.” ..... just like west vagina... 

 


Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Against All-You-Can-Eat Buffets  Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa against 'All You can Eat Buffets'Reuters

A Saudi cleric named Saleh al-Fawzan has issued fatwa against all-you-can-eat buffets in Saudi Arabia. He made the statement on a Saudi Quranic TV station.

Fawzan said the value and quantity of the food sold should be pre-determined before hand.

"Whoever enters the buffet and eats for 10 or 50 riyals without deciding the quantity they will eat is violating Sharia (Islamic) law," Fawzan was quoted on al-Atheer channel.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:44 | 5147688 Mr Pink
Mr Pink's picture

Wait....WHAT?

I've been saving the term "full retard" for just the right time. Thanks Obozo!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:15 | 5147599 casey13
casey13's picture

It is always about oil, pipelines and US financial interests. From that perspective it is not as insane as it sounds.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:39 | 5147668 Bingo Hammer
Bingo Hammer's picture

And ultimately the only winner in the region will be Israel

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:47 | 5148117 Kirk2NCC1701
Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Fuck the oil.  When you live in the desert, it's the H2O that matters!

So... how much moar of Syria's water do Israeli farmers/settlers get?  The REAL question, nobody's asking that remind one of the Magician's Trick:  Distraction and Action.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:25 | 5148295 tonyw
tonyw's picture

what do you mean "Syria's water" are you anti-semite?

it's ALL israel's water, it was promised way back when gods talked directly to men.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:16 | 5149474 Meat Hammer
Meat Hammer's picture

Plus. One.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:32 | 5148742 Bunghole
Bunghole's picture

I dont think Vlad is going to allow the US to bomb Syria.

Send in the BUKs

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:25 | 5147624 Portuguese Revo...
Portuguese Revolutionary's picture
ymom11
Vote up!


Vote down!


"It seems we are slowly descending into insanity land."

 

 

Dude! Slowly descending?? The whole world is so far down that hole that we can't see shit...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:29 | 5148092 IndyPat
IndyPat's picture

...I can feel it falling on me, though.

And I've smelled it for some time.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:38 | 5147664 asiafinancenews
asiafinancenews's picture

slowly?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:58 | 5147744 IANAE
IANAE's picture

paraphrased, with credit to another who posted this elsewhere...

 

"It's gone so far South we have to look North to see it."

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:07 | 5147771 himaroid
himaroid's picture

He ran around the tree so fast, he fucked himself.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:45 | 5148179 Maxter
Maxter's picture

Relativity is a bitch.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:02 | 5147755 OldPhart
OldPhart's picture

Tylers!

An Alert.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/27/us/politics/obama-pursuing-climate-accord-in-lieu-of-treaty.html

The chief conniving cunt...

"WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.

In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate."

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:16 | 5147791 Theta_Burn
Theta_Burn's picture

It will give him something to talk about while hes there.

Congress won't go for it, neither will the other countries.

Like everything else O does, just a colossal waste of time...

If it actually helped the planet, I wish him luck

 

 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:18 | 5147808 john39
john39's picture

they are attempting to use a legal gimmik to by pass Senate approval.  what a shock...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:27 | 5147983 Soul Glow
Soul Glow's picture

They want to control the world!  Gasp!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:58 | 5148249 ThirdWorldDude
ThirdWorldDude's picture

There's more to it! This is another desperate attempt by USSA to retain world domination.

Obozo's trying to get everyone else to shoot themselves in the foot. If such a Treaty is penned down it will be obligatory for each and every country that's ratified it into their domestic law systems, while on the other hand USSA's signing of that same Treaty can (should and will) be discarded since it is unconstitutional... Et voila - you've got yourself a bunch of vassal states paying you Carbon Tax Tribute.

I just say good luck with getting China & Russia to jump on the bandwagon.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:35 | 5147865 rejected
rejected's picture

"This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land;..."

 

Treaties like law are required to be in pursuance of the constitution which means most treaties, especially those that supposedly supercede or remove the authority of  the constition are unconstitutional.

Doesn't seem to mean much to citizens these days but thought I'd throw it out there. 

 

R

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:33 | 5148100 asiafinancenews
asiafinancenews's picture

"But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate."

This is the common belief, but see the "U.S. - China Claims Settlement Treaty" (May 11, 1979), which was not ratified by the United States Congress as it was an executive agreement which therefore did not require congressional approval.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/210715422/Summary-Brief-of-the-Known-Actions-o...

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:38 | 5148104 anonnn
anonnn's picture

Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any other of man's inventions.

Supr.Court Justice Wm. O Douglas

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:42 | 5148113 Kirk2NCC1701
Kirk2NCC1701's picture

When good people remain silent (and don't march in protest), evil prospers.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:39 | 5148237 Rakshas
Rakshas's picture

Marching only works if you are carrying, then there is the whole order of magnitude consideration - ants march in protest of your boot destroying thier home but do you notice - now when a few dozen soldier ants crawl up your leg and gnaw on your nutsack you probably tend to notice...... I take my cues from nature..... 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:13 | 5148347 Boomberg
Boomberg's picture

Relax. These climate conferences are only to allow for easier industrial espionage by the NSA. The Copenhagen conference was nothing but a spy vs. spy party and all participants know it. "Climate conference" is cover for making it sound all goody goody to libs, but in reality its purpose is make sure nothing is really done to impact the status quo. Research Copenhagen and NSA if you don't believe me. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:32 | 5148512 Dead Man Walking
Dead Man Walking's picture

1st step in fixing climate: Ground Air Force 1

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:36 | 5147998 Fox-Scully
Fox-Scully's picture

slowly????

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:47 | 5148318 rbg81
rbg81's picture

Seriously, what did people expect when they elected an Ivy-League educated, closet-Muslim Marxist as POTUS?  This is a man who NEVER had a real job.  He was a community organizer (whatever the fuck that is), part time state legislator and absentee, Rock-star senator.   

I expect ISIS to control the whole Middle East before Obama leaves office.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:27 | 5148481 StupidEarthlings
StupidEarthlings's picture

Slowly?

 

(Guess I shoulda read replies 1st) sorry..

 

But seriously,  slowly?.. dont know bout you, but ive been here for a while.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:32 | 5147647 SokPOTUS
SokPOTUS's picture

Has Obama had us cross into Laos yet?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:42 | 5148010 MeMongo
MeMongo's picture

"Into Laos yet"?

Nah just Cambodia, but that don't count!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:26 | 5148087 Dragon HAwk
Dragon HAwk's picture

We have no troops in Cambodia.. We Have No Troops in Cambodia.. We have no troops in Cambodia...

   anything the Goverment denies 3 times is True..

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:27 | 5148090 varnelius
varnelius's picture

-Havn't you looked out the window lately?  We're taking the overland route through Cambodia as we speak....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:12 | 5148066 Alhazred
Alhazred's picture

All that money goes strait to silver and gold.

I'm thinking junk silver

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:52 | 5148217 william shatner
william shatner's picture

Wasn't that the plan all along? Use IS as an excuse to bomb Syria and overthrow Assad. Everbody is so shoqued by IS that nobody will dare to oppose this.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:44 | 5148551 'argar the 'orrible
'argar the 'orrible's picture

 would like to say the same CCanuck but Obama is not my president, so I am constrained by reason of politeness to just agreeing with you. What I think however is another matter.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:10 | 5147570 DJ Happy Ending
DJ Happy Ending's picture

In other words, let's just bomb everything.

That's a Nobel Peace Prize philosophy if I've ever heard one.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:15 | 5147594 vortmax
vortmax's picture

To the man with only a hammer...

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:18 | 5147608 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

everything looks like a thumb?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:40 | 5147669 SilverIsKing
SilverIsKing's picture

Or a golf ball.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:18 | 5149482 Meat Hammer
Meat Hammer's picture

Or Reggie's balloon knot.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:19 | 5147615 Bindar Dundat
Bindar Dundat's picture

Hands up  -- don't shoot !   

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:29 | 5147639 Cugel
Cugel's picture

Well this way there's no collateral damage.

Misses are just hits in the other column.

Thought I'd heard everything.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:13 | 5147582 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

Never. This is just another Shia Uprising (Sha'aban Intifada), or Convoy of Death scenario where they spend all the bombs they shoulda spent on Barry, on each other. Sad little tactical playbook.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:32 | 5147650 disabledvet
disabledvet's picture

Actually this is my problem....I've come to the realization that when it comes to the Middle East I really have no clue about anything.

It's history, culture, language...all of it is just...well, over my head. I do understand sitting around the table and talking about things. (Camp David comes to mind.) This whole "we're indispensable!" and going in "guns ablazin!" does ring a bell for some reason.

What's next? "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists"?

I feel like we've come full circle..."Year Six" here. "Once I was the learner...now I am the Master!" ("only a master of evil Darth!")

Karl Marx said "history repeats itself...first as tragedy then as farce."

This whole thing feels like a gaggle of clowns have just spilled out of the clown car.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:44 | 5147689 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

I think this may just be the best assessment I've ever read here. I'm humbled.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:23 | 5147818 luckystars
luckystars's picture

Its depopulation, it just starts in the ME.

That's  why its so crazy.

You can't just come out and say you are going to kill billions of people or you will get it first.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:35 | 5147863 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

Well I think it goes farther than that, deeper, way back in time as disabledvet sublimely says. You could start at the Lionheart mass-Acre at Acre, or perhaps much earlier. All the way back to Ishmael.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:15 | 5147589 ACP
ACP's picture

Urban renewal @ 1600 Penn? Maybe, but a neutron bomb would better preserve the buildings, because we actually still want those.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:18 | 5147614 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

Cobalt would do nicely. Was proposed in the 80s to help "get the Red out" of parts of Asia.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:58 | 5147924 Parrotile
Parrotile's picture

Might have worked, but the fallout might have been indiscriminate, so would have had far-reaching consequences that might not have been "good for the image". Those reasonably high energy gamma photons can really fade your genes . . . . . .

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:41 | 5147676 booboo
booboo's picture

Assad will be entering madatory sensitivity training during the duration of the bombing as well.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 02:08 | 5148147 QQQBall
QQQBall's picture

I'm confused. No one was for bombing Syria, but now they are due to ISIS? Our country is rudderless. Obamaber, in b/w rounds, decided what he wants his legacy to be: amnesty, ACA and carbon tax - and shitty skool lunches.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:41 | 5149031 Zerozen
Zerozen's picture

You forgot: continued expansion of goverment-on-civilian spying programs.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:43 | 5148312 onthesquare
onthesquare's picture

the friend of my friend is my enemy

political science 101

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:19 | 5149209 holgerdanske
holgerdanske's picture

My dad told me always to be polite. Not that I particularly listened!

He said to me" Son, don't say that a man has a hole in his head, tell him he has an open mind!"

So, Obama, you have a very open mind, Sir.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:05 | 5147559 max2205
max2205's picture

War....he finally gets a Syrian shooting range.

Barry, Putin on line 1.....

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:05 | 5147561 Newsboy
Newsboy's picture

I'm helping you, but I'm kicking you in the face too, so you don't think we're friends.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:45 | 5147691 booboo
booboo's picture

Perhaps some appropriate music to go along with the bombing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdCY0CgMoq8

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:34 | 5147862 BorisTheBlade
BorisTheBlade's picture

To preserve natural balance we need to bomb everyone equally.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:06 | 5147562 himaroid
himaroid's picture

Sounds like john kerry in the jungle. "Which side am I on?"

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:35 | 5147659 SokPOTUS
SokPOTUS's picture

Maybe Jane Fonda will go over there to get photographed on one of our ISIS Humvees.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:07 | 5147563 Oxygen
Oxygen's picture

An other stupid story to get Syria in the party..
I have a bad feeling that it's may work this time...

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:08 | 5147564 Downtoolong
Downtoolong's picture

Because, we don't want to kill all the guys who want to kill us that we need to kill the guys we really want to kill.

 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:07 | 5147565 Deathrips
Deathrips's picture

I see your lips move, but I cant hear what you are saying.

 

Hes after the oil...again.

 

RIPS

 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:26 | 5147827 Afaerl
Afaerl's picture

Uncomfortably un-numb?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:54 | 5148031 InjectTheVenom
InjectTheVenom's picture

HEY-BARRY-LEAVE THOSE FOLKS ALONE !

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:46 | 5148317 onthesquare
onthesquare's picture

mother should I trust the government?

mother will they try to break my balls?

mother should I build a wall?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:29 | 5148373 Afaerl
Afaerl's picture

"Look, Mummy, there's an aeroplane in the sky..."

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:08 | 5147566 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

Man, Barry is Nobel-Peace-Prizing the shit out of brown people!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:18 | 5147611 maskone909
maskone909's picture

Thanks i lol'd

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:04 | 5147937 Real Estate Geek
Real Estate Geek's picture

Rest assured I'll be using that one soon . . . and I'll probably even pass it off as my own!  ;)

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:09 | 5147568 nmewn
nmewn's picture

"In an effort to avoid unintentionally strengthening the Syrian government, the White House could seek to balance strikes against the Islamic State with attacks on Assad regime targets."

Community organizing at its very finest...lol.

"Form breakout groups and let me know how its going by tomorrow morning before I get to the first tee!"

(sigh)

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:54 | 5147719 Ignatius
Ignatius's picture

Very sly trick to bomb Syria now after being rebuffed on the phony chem weapons fiasco.

These psychopaths never give up.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:34 | 5147858 Oldwood
Oldwood's picture

They don't care how obvious or ridiculous it appears. The press will say nothing and we will do nothing and the wheel will just keep going round and round. They are destabilizing all countries using military where economics fail to do the job. Order from chaos. Resistance is futile and will provide their litmus test for your continued "success".

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:10 | 5147571 thestarl
thestarl's picture

The MIC must be jerking off over this shit.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:26 | 5147623 Grande Tetons
Grande Tetons's picture

United Technologies and Raytheon will be blind by this time next year.

 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:11 | 5147573 JustObserving
JustObserving's picture

"no other nation can do what we do,"

We can bomb any nation we disagree with back to the stone age with impunity.  And I still get to keep my Nobel Peace Prize.

"If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings, Mandela


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:13 | 5148227 August
August's picture

The Great Frank Langella, spokesperson for the US Foreign Policy Elite:

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

Now... Kneel!

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:53 | 5148325 onthesquare
onthesquare's picture

What he should have done is had Isreal bomb Assad and the USSA bomb the militants or the other way around.  It really does not matter now.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:24 | 5148366 Sandmann
Sandmann's picture

If Israel could do that it would have done long ago......Israel is simply a wrapper on the US war machine and depends upon the US to cover it

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:11 | 5147576 the not so migh...
the not so mighty maximiza's picture

this mother fucker president is a war criminal

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:16 | 5147601 Barnaby
Barnaby's picture

They all are. Every last Royalist one of them.

Make the last four swing from lampposts and the rest of the world might just forgive us.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:27 | 5147627 Portuguese Revo...
Portuguese Revolutionary's picture

Correction: he's not a mother fucker. He's a father fucker, if you don't mind...

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:41 | 5147678 SokPOTUS
SokPOTUS's picture

You never know.   Stanley might have been game.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:11 | 5147785 gtb
gtb's picture

She was certainly a coal burner...

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:14 | 5147586 NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Seems legit.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:15 | 5147591 toady
toady's picture

Now that's some good cipherin'. Equal opportunity murderer.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:15 | 5147597 Quus Ant
Quus Ant's picture

This is beyond stupid. 

Good think no one is paying any attention.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:25 | 5147626 nmewn
nmewn's picture

Never let a good diversion crisis go to waste. again, from last night...Lerner's hard drive crashing and being "accidently recycled" was bullshoi, as was the "rogue agents" in CinCi before that.

Judicial Watch has them caught cold...and they know it:

"Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed >>>all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe.<<<  The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search.  The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system."

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/backups-for-missing-lois-lerner-irs-emails/

Dead fucking meat.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:30 | 5147640 himaroid
himaroid's picture

Best news this month.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:12 | 5147786 JohnG
JohnG's picture

 

 

"be too onerous to search."

Then what good is it?

This is such fucking bullshit.  Onerous.  Fucking lawyers.

Hell, I'll hunt it free of charge.

You fucks know where I am.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:38 | 5148001 Max Cynical
Max Cynical's picture

But they'll spend $1.7B on a fucking website that still doesn't work...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 03:44 | 5148213 Rakshas
Rakshas's picture

...... 1.7B ..... is a rounding error in a country whose defence department loses 2300 Billion, (D.Rumsfeld 10-11-01 but then lost any interest in finding it the following morning when everyone looking for it was obliterated and it seemed more prudent to spend another 10 trillion bombing the shit out of brown people for the next decade and a half) not to mention the tens of trillions spent destroying the US...... 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:15 | 5147797 RichardP
RichardP's picture

The back-up system has been acknowledged before.  This is not news.  The question is, for how long is the backed-up material kept?  The claim was (is?) that the back-up tapes that would have contained the matierial from the time-period asked for were recycled and overwritten with new material by the time the request for the material was made.  If that is true, that gives some meaning to the claim that it would be too expensive to try to recover the material.  You would be trying to detect data previously written to the tapes underneath the data that is currently written to the tapes.

For those who may not know, the IRS has produced 67,000 of Lois Lerner's e-mails for the relevant period.  The following is an interesting read, particularly the sworn statements that begin on Page 12 and Page 22 of the PDF file.

http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Judicial-Watch-v...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 07:29 | 5148376 nmewn
nmewn's picture

"The back-up system has been acknowledged before.  This is not news."

Actually it is news.

They said they couldn't produce the requested information because her hard drive had mysteriously crashed. Its the information they are after, not the physical hard drive. Now they are saying it would be too onerous and/or expensive to search for even as more money is lost through incompetence, graft & corruption DAILY in the federal government than what it would ever cost to search for the information.

Furthermore, an ethical, impartial, non-partisan government official does not even thnk to ask if emails or IM's are kept and certainly does not request that the recipient DELETE the email after reading...which was also done.

Rogue agents in CinCi lying under oath indeed ;-)

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:41 | 5147877 Freddie
Freddie's picture

Great job by Jud Watch doing what the DOJ and Congress is supposed to be doing.  This country is totally corrupt and nothing will happen.  Lerner is a chosen person.  Everyone has sold out including the military and Pentagon.

People voted for this TWICE.  I am no frind of red team Romney but he would be going door to door on his bike pushing LDS if he tried to pull this criminal shit.

Americans are idiots and I bet 80% of the posters here still watch TV.  Everytime you click on your TV - you support your continued serfdom.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:23 | 5149510 Meat Hammer
Meat Hammer's picture

I'll mail this story in in lieu of my tax return. http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/backups-for-missing-lois-lerner-irs-emails/

Thanks, nmewn!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:17 | 5147602 yrbmegr
yrbmegr's picture

Libertarians rejoice!!! The world is rapidly becoming ungovernable.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:33 | 5147652 g speed
g speed's picture

I toll ya---govt's are obsolete---

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:20 | 5147604 alexcojones
alexcojones's picture

Barack Obama - Set up to FAIL (US) from day one.

Written in 2008.

 " Obama knew beforehand. How could he not? He was warned'or cautioned if you prefer'to conduct himself accordingly by his handlers, by the powerbrokers who wield true power behind the scenes. You could see it throughout his entire campaign. Thinly veiled threats to the Middle East, rattling sabers rather than building bridges. In other words, business as usual. Months, perhaps years, before his perplexing rise to power, mentors guided the young Barack Hussein Obama. Elderly politicians, mistakenly called 'statesmen,' corporate billionaires and CFR members groomed him on his conduct, his platform and the unwritten rules of governance, should he achieve high office.

  "And Obama did not disappoint his backers, having done their bidding as soon as that highest office was achieved. Had he done otherwise, adhered to an ethical standard of behavior, his backers would have reminded the president elect how others had paid before him, in cold blood at the hand of a 'lone gunman,' for betraying them."

JFK and Obama--Profiles in Courage and Cowardice

 

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:18 | 5147807 Ides of November
Ides of November's picture

I happen to agree with you this is the story of Barack Hussein Obama.

Unfortunately for him, he is destined to go down as the most incompetent and worst President in US history - quite a feat after George W. Bush, but looking increasingly likely by the day.

As a forgiving person though, I'll give him one last chance to redeem himself.

The end of this year is his last chance.

The best thing he has done in his Presidency so far is muddle around and prevaricate and eventually allow the voice of the American people via their Congressmen to halt the march to airstrikes in Syria a year ago.

Being realistic - this was mere chance and luck that no US airstrikes happened in Syria.

Being kind to Barack, he saw and used the only strategy he could to avoid conducting airstrikes in Syria that could have led to World War 3, and if they happen soon, could well still lead to World War 3. Prevaricate and express uncertainty about the airstrikes so that the decision not to make them was ultimately made by the American people, and of course, he has to go along with what they want. A way to "neuter" his handlers, without himself actually doing anything against what they want.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps unwisely, but I'll do it for all our sakes.

Given this viewpoint I will postulate a perhaps "pie-in-the-sky" possibilty. (Personally, I don't buy it, but I'll give him a shot).

Obama has decided to go along with his handlers/ neo-cons prior to the Mid-Term Elections and not rock the boat lest he, and the Democrats, suffer a slaughter in November.

To that end, he has put off making the hard calls he needs to make until his final election is past, and he really has the freedom to do whatever he wants for his final 2 years.

If he is playing this game, good on him, and what a fortuitious surprise.

In the event he is playing this "long game", Obama needs to finally act like a leader again post the Mid-Terms.

Soon after the Mid-Terms Obama jets off to the G20 Leaders Summit at which he will come face-to-face with the leaders of the BRICS. He will have to show them something here, otherwise they will lose all faith in him. (If they haven't already, which is fairly likely).

To regain their faith, Obama must clearout his administration of the deadwood and corrupt who seem to drive some of the Obama Adminstration policies.

He must fire the following Dirty Dozen before the end of the year - well, it's a start.

1. Joe Biden (Corruption, Treason)

2. Victoria Nuland (Treason)

3. Geoffrey Pyatt (Treason)

4. John Brennan (Treason)

5. John Kerry (Incompetence, Treason)

6. Samantha Power (Incompetence, Treason)

7. Susan Rice (Incompetence, Treason)

8. Martin Dempsey (Incompetence)

9. Philip Breedlove (Incompetence)

10. Eric Holder (Incompetence)

11. Jen Psaki (Incompetence)

12. Marie Harf (Incompetence).

 

Getting rid of the "Dirty Dozen" would be a start, then he can move onto the likes of Chuck Hagel and Ben Rhodes.

Chances of this happening? I would put at 0.1%.

That will be 0.0% if it doesn't happen by December 31, 2014.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!