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Bombs Away! Washington Has Gone Stark Raving Mad

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Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,

America’s spanker-in-chief is at it again - threatening to bomb Syria owing to the uncivilized actions of its inhabitants. And when it comes to Syria, Washington avers that there are punishable malefactors virtually everywhere within its borders.

Exactly one year ago Obama proposed to take Bashir Assad to the woodshed because he had allegedly unleashed a vicious chemical attack on his own citizens. That was all pretext, of course, because even the CIA refused to sign-off on the flimsy case for Assad’s culpability at the time—-a reluctance corroborated since then by the considerable evidence that hundreds of Syrian civilians were murdered during a false flag operation staged by the rebels with help from Turkey. The aim of the rebels, of course, was to activate American tomahawk missiles and bombers in behalf of “regime change”, which was also the stated goal of the Obama Administration.

Now the White House is threatening to bomb Syria again, but this time its “regime change” objective has been expanded to include both sides! In 12 short months what had been the allegedly heroic Sunni opposition to the “brutal rule” of the Assad/Alawite minority has transmuted into the “greatest terrorist threat ever”, according to the Secretary of Defense.

So Obama has already unleashed the drones and surveillance apparatus to identify targets of attack that will help bring down a regime in northern and eastern Syria—the so-called Islamic State—which did not even exist a year ago. And a regime that is now armed to the teeth with America’s own latest and greatest weaponry as previously supplied to the disintegrated Iraqi army and the Syrian rebels trained by the CIA in Jordan.

Adding to this blinding farce is the warning of Syria’s Foreign Affairs minister that Obama should please to request permission before he rains destruction from the sky on the Opposition—-that is, the opposition to the very same Damascus regime which the White House has vowed to eradicate. Needless to say,  the Washington apparatus is having nothing to do with aiding the enemy of its new enemy:

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

In fact, there is apparently an option emerging from the bowels of the war machine that calls for an odd/even day plan to bomb both sides, thereby making clear that Washington is an equal opportunity spanker. Apparently, whether you use a 12th century sword or 20th century attack helicopter as a means of rule, you will be bombed by the “indispensable nation”, as Obama put it, adding that “no other nation can do what we do”.

Well, that involves some “doing”. According to AP, it appears that Syrian airstrikes are imminent, but could be carried out under the odd/even day plan:

“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.”

Is any more evidence needed that Washington has gone stark raving mad than even the possibility that such an absurd option could  be under consideration? Has not the imperial city on the Potomac become so inured to its pretensions of global hegemony and to instant resort to deployment of its war machine that any semblance of rationality and coherence has been dissolved?

Indeed, in the context of Syria’s fractured and riven tribal, religious and political splinters how could anyone in their right mind think that a bombing campaign without boots on the ground will accomplish anything other than function as a potent recruiting tool for ISIS, and a generator of jihadist blowback for years to come. By the same token, the White House’s polling machine surely documents that an outright Iraq-style invasion of the Islamic State is overwhelmingly opposed by the American people, and rightly so.

Accordingly, the silly, hapless man in the Oval Office stumbles forward, apparently unaware that he’s not merely playing video games during his sojourns in the Situation Room. Indeed, the make-believe “nuanced” bombing options that are likely to be ground out by the national security machinery are destined to fail and drag Washington ever deeper into the violent cauldron of Mesopotamia and the Levant. The trillions of treasure wasted, the millions of lives lost and the venomous tribal enmities resulting from Washington’s misbegotten ventures in Iraq and Afghanistan provide all the proof that is needed.

The fact is, the artificial states created by the Sykes-Picot map drawn up by the French and British foreign offices in 1916—- as they carved up the Ottoman empire— are now destined for the dustbin of history. The fracturing remnants of Syria and Iraq cannot be fused back together by means of lethal deposits of metal and chemicals delivered by tomahawks and F-16s.

So let the region rearrange itself without Washington’s unwelcome meddling and mayhem. If Turkey and an independent Kurdistan can make mutually acceptable political and economic arrangements, which are already well-advanced, so be it. If the Shiite south in Iraq and the  Alawite/Shiite southwest in Syria break-off from their present Europe-bequeathed boundaries and form independent regimes, how does that jeopardize the safety and security of the citizens of Lincoln NE and Spokane WA?

And, yes, if the Islamic State temporarily manages to coalesce within the Sunni lands of the Euphrates Valley and the upper Tigress why is that really a national security threat which requires launching an unwinnable war, a new round of hostility to America in the Islamic world and the blowback of legions of jihadi with a score to settle?

Now that you know about the Yazidis, did you ever hear of the Sheitaat tribe of Sunnis who inhabit the minor oil province around Deir al-Zor in northeastern Syria?  There appear to be about 100,000 members of that sect in the region and they have been declared apostates by the medieval butchers who run ISIS:

Hundreds of members of the Sheitaat clan have been executed after their tribe refused to submit to Islamic State. The entire tribe have been deemed “hostile apostates” by the group, an offshoot of al Qaeda that has declared a “caliphate” in the territory it holds.


Islamic State has declared the Sheitaat tribe “an unbelieving sect” that should be fought as if they were infidels, according to a report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence in the Syrian war.


At least 700 hundred members of the tribe have already been executed, the Observatory reported on Aug. 16.


Another 1,800 are still missing after being detained by Islamic State, according to the Observatory, which gathers information from all sides in the Syrian war. Its efforts to pledge allegiance to Islamic State have been rebuffed.


Pictures of the bodies of men apparently slain by Islamic State fighters in Sheitaat areas are surfacing every day, said Rami Abdelrahman, founder of the Observatory. “We have repeatedly expressed concerns about extermination,” he said.


“It is the first time that the Islamic State has used these (religious) concepts against an entire tribe,” he said.


Three Sheitaat villages seized by Islamic State have been designated as a military zone, the rebel and another activist from the area said. The clan’s property and livestock have also been seized, another person from the area said.


Islamic State has declared that no truce is possible with the Sheitaat, that its prisoners can be killed, and its women are unfit for marriage, according to the Observatory.


“We’re still seeing Islamic State trucks loaded up with furniture and rugs from Sheitaat homes in those villages, which are now totally abandoned,” said one person from the area contacted by internet link, speaking on condition of anonymity.


Islamic State has started to use house demolitions as a punishment. A video posted over the weekend shows what appears to be the detonation of a rural home as the narrator, who identifies himself as from Islamic State, explains that the home belongs to Sheitaat “apostates”.

Why would you believe that a viable state can be built in today’s world on the tactics of Genghis Kahn? The Islamic State, such as it is, is not rich, does not have enough oil to make a difference, will soon be bogged down in the insuperable problems of governance by the sword and will flounder on the impoverished economics of the dusty villages and desert expanse which comprise its natural territory. And it will eventually mobilize its neighbors—-Turkey, Hezbollah, the rump regime of Assad’s Alawite Syria, Kurdistan, the Shiite alliance of Iran and lower Iraq, and even Saudi Arabia and the oil sheikdoms—to contain its external ambitions.

So Washington should call off the bombers and get out of harm’s way. The American Imperium has failed and the prospect of bombing both sides of an irrelevant non-country’s ancient tribal wars ought, at last, to make that much clear.


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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:56 | 5152042 papaswamp
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Holy disfunctionality bitchez......

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:58 | 5152046 kaiserhoff
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Because Obama...,

  and because we don't have enough enemies in the world?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05 | 5152072 max2205
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These people have to go home now....we have had enough of this bullshit

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:31 | 5152155 Charles Wilson
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"Any farmers or crops or anything being produced in the area we just obliterated?"

"No, commanders, all blown to shit."


"Good.  Mission Accomplished...We'll call it "Building Infrastructure".  Let's call in our boys to parachute in some food supplies.  That'll help'em...Promoting Nation Building...That's just what we do..."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:38 | 5152187 DavidPierre
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Bomb Vietnam !

Bomb Cambodia !

Bomb Loas !


Oh Shit ... wrong decade ... sorry !

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:44 | 5152206 actionjacksonbrownie
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Washington Has Gone Stark Raving Mad


Actually, it's not madness at all - it's pure genius! Assad refused to be the heinous dictator who would slaughter the defenseless, so the TRIBE has simply installed it's own batch of phycopaths in Syria as an excuse to bomb the entire country.


Miision Accomplished!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:52 | 5152239 phoolish
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US to play the role of Germany in the next war.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:55 | 5152437 COSMOS
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"Now the White House is threatening to bomb Syria again, but this time its “regime change” objective has been expanded to include both sides!"

Makes perfect sense, kill everyone in the country so the Jews can have Lebensraum in Syria, makes you wonder who the real Nazis were and are.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:14 | 5152483 Dave
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Cosmos, even though you pissed me off awhile back I have to give you a green arrow for this.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:05 | 5152579 Oh regional Indian
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Ye reap what ye sow....

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:53 | 5152770 Drunk In Church
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ISIS must be annihilated at all costs.  Let's set boots on the ground if need be.  Time to send those boys to their 72 virgins.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:51 | 5152937 Bangin7GramRocks
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Don't worry, it's almost September. The War on Christmas will begin again and we can all switch our focus back to the important issues.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:58 | 5152643 reset71
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The Jews the Jews, the scary Jews! Are you people kidding me.  This person wrote "makes you wonder who the real Nazis were" and you give it thumbs up.  I used to think ZHers were above average- things are going down hill.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:18 | 5152670 anonnn
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Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any other of man's inventions.

Wm. O Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:52 | 5152240 asdasmos
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They are increasing the cost to renounce US citizenship to $2,350 after record renunciations.

The amount of people renouncing are undercounted. Waiting times around the world do not add up as they can process many per day. In Toronto, Canada, the amount they can process in a year is just about the same as the official number of renunciants and relinquishments for the wolrd per year.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:42 | 5152203 Oldwood
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These are all very busy people who will remain busy until someone stops them. We should be careful of what we wish for after years of complaining about wasteful, lazy inefficient government employees. We now have numerous agencies busily writing laws, making policies and generally fucking up the world. If they would only all go play golf.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:58 | 5152263 A Nanny Moose
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Apparently we have not. We keep voting in sufficient numbers to encourage them.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:58 | 5152448 COSMOS
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Your votes mean nothing, both sides or the spectrum have been groomed by the AIPAC.  They own the airwaves and Wall Street.  They are the PUPPET MASTERS

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:32 | 5152523 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Imagine the sick irony if Hitler was actually right. Not to say what he did was anything but evil, but if the alternative is even worse. I've read enough excerpts from the Torah to know the jews have a contemptable hate for non-jews and are obsessed with returning to the homeland to herald the return of god. Bottom line is the zionists may be far more brutal and crazy than Hitler and may just push this world to thermonuclear war.

What an irony, the type of sick irony this universe likes to play on us naked apes to fuck us up.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:03 | 5152650 reset71
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Whoa dude, imagine a bunch of crazy stuff that is racist and contemplate if it might be true.  How insightful.  

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:29 | 5152836 Burnbright
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The world is full of half truths. People do not distinguish Americans from the American government, nor Zionists from Jews. One group represents often what individually we resent. Sometimes it is hard for individuals to relent their hatred against a people when they view all of them as a whole rather than their individual moving parts. But that is the human mind for you.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:28 | 5152887 WOAR
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Is something racist if it is true?

Mind = Blown.

Up. (By Hamas/Israel/Dronebomba)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:39 | 5152895 BringOnTheAsteroid
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The Jews are racist, don't kid yourself. Possibly one of the most racist groups on the face of the earth. This is not spoken about just as most Christians daren't speak too much of the Old Testament. Non Jews are hated by Jews, their Torah demands it . It's also permissible for a Jew to lie to a non Jew, a law most politicians steel.

The above is just a thought experiment, radical I know. If Americans don 't speak out against their governments wrong doing then they are equally culpable and deserve to be painted with the same brush the world paints the US government. Same with the Jews. If they don't speak up against Zionism they are tacit zionists.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:22 | 5152913 nmewn
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How do we define the word racist these days anyways?

If I said the Quran demands the same of muslims would that be racist or a statement of fact?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:48 | 5157436 BringOnTheAsteroid
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This is tricky. Jews are a race, Muslims are not.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:59 | 5152644 Omen IV
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I think Obama and his handlers are calling it quits in the Ukraine -today the tone changed wIth the MSM reporting especially the NYT

For the first time they are telling the truth about the war on the ground in the East - so is CNN

Game changer coming !

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:06 | 5152080 nmewn
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See, if he bombs Assad once on Tuesday, he'll pay him back with two ISIS bombing runs on Wednesday. Its kinda like coming in late to work and telling everyone you're gonna leave early to make up for it.

Those whacky Haaahvahd Law are you gonna do with them ;-)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:00 | 5152268 A Nanny Moose
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Sounds similar to Wimpy-warfare.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:05 | 5152296 nmewn
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You got it ;-)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:26 | 5152882 WOAR
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I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:52 | 5152635 reset71
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I wonder if Obama voters feel ashamed yet.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:22 | 5153132 Moe Howard
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I doubt it. Think about some of them like Karl Dennigger and our own Banzai.


They feel no shame.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:58 | 5152048 boogerbently
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obama and the Dems have lied to EVERYONE.....not just here.

The world won't take it. There are no Dems there.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:53 | 5153266 V in PA
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Politicians have lied to EVERYONE!



Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:06 | 5152078 junction
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Obama the Mad Drone Bomber must obey the orders of the New World Order.  ISIS caliph Al-Bagdadi wears a bogus shoe polish black beard straight out of the CIA prop department.  The only way to put an end to Obama's deranged foreign policy is to bring to justice the master button pushers responsible for the drone jet attacks on the World Trade Center and the drone missile attack on the Pentagon.   

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:09 | 5152660 reset71
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Sorry, but drones did not attack the WTC.  I don't understand how there are 15 up vote imbeciles who agree with you.  But thank you that at least you agree that Obama is an impotent warmongering idiot.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:21 | 5154586 goneYonder
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And you know this because of the exhaustive investigation following the unprecedented collapse of 3 buildings from fire - and before all the evidence was destroyed and shipped across the globe. Right?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:18 | 5152110 Kirk2NCC1701
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When the Golfer's away... the Neocons will play.  And all others will pay or pray.

Another Exceptional Job.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:14 | 5152665 reset71
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Ha ha ha, trying to defend the Dems by criticizing their ability to govern.  Obama is 100% in control of these "new" wars.  Go to hell both parties.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:19 | 5152111 are we there yet
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The middle east is filled with false pride like a cat over a crappy culture and history, and is dumb as a room full of cats. And they live in a giant sandbox. What if the middle east is the Hindu destination for bad cats when they die? ISIS was also the god of cats.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:32 | 5152148 Ralph Spoilsport
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"ISIS was also the god of cats."

That was Bastet, her offspring. Isis was health, marriage and love.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:58 | 5152450 COSMOS
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Biff, is that you?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:04 | 5152653 are we there yet
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Thanks for the correction. So Isis represents health marriage and love.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:42 | 5152200 asiafinancenews
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Hey!  Don't pick on cats.  And ... "Bast" was the Egyptian cat god.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:59 | 5152775 James_Cole
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The middle east is filled with false pride like a cat over a crappy culture and history, and is dumb as a room full of cats. 

Wow this is some amazingly ignorant shit, even by zh standards. As a physicist you should be aware:

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:26 | 5152134 logicalman
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When I read this kind of thing I realize why I spend so much money on booze!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:02 | 5152290 holmes
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It is so comforting to know that these dumb ass ISIS terrorists will stay in Iraq/Syria and allow us to bomb the hell out of them. No way any of them would be smart enough to sneak into America through the Mexican border and retaliate. 

I know I'm sleeping well at night.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:08 | 5152311 KnuckleDragger-X
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Bomb'em all and let Allah sort'em out. Hell just load up a couple of B-2's with B-61 gravity bombs  and show'em just what kind of maniac their dealing with

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:49 | 5152936 doggings
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 "Kill them all, let Allah sort them out"  ? really? 

its definitely getting out of hand when dark humor from Special Forces memes become official foreign policy.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:24 | 5153139 Moe Howard
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It comes from a Crusader [Christian] warlord. Not green beanie babies.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:59 | 5152049 FieldingMellish
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"The one indispensible nation in the world."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:36 | 5152179 knukles
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Of the exceptional for the exceptional by the exceptional eradicating the unexceptional

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:59 | 5152052 nmewn
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Its like a shovel ready, kinetic, workplace violence beer summit thats been saved or created or sumpin.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:02 | 5152054 Cognitive Dissonance
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Not stark raving mad in the least. It is quite clear Obama is following the beat of a different drum.....his handlers' drum. The power of the president was left splattered all over Dealey Plaza many decades ago. Puppets have occupied the office ever since.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:37 | 5152175 Radical Marijuana
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I agree, Cognitive Dissonance, on the first level, but not thoroughly.

I tend to believe that getting away with the assassination of President Kennedy prepared the path to get away with the events on 9/11/2001 becoming a successful inside job, false flag attack. Washington has apparently gone stark raving mad because Washington's foreign policy is controlled by Zionists, which want to destroy the American democratic republic, at the same time as American power destroys itself following through on insane wars based on deceits. However, the greatest tragedy regarding all of this is that its trajectory is surely going to get way worse within the foreseeable future. In my view, that will become so extremely bad that it will NOT be the case that these triumphs of the systems of debt slavery, backed by wars based on deceits, will work for anybody in the longer term!

While I agree that American politicians have become the banksters' puppets, who are pursuing a foreign policy promoted by the NeoCons, who are dominated by Zionists, I do NOT agree that their agenda is not also criminally insane, on another level of longer term consequences, in which NOBODY WINS! While I agree that Obama is following the beat of a different drum, I believe that is leading towards everyone suicidally walking over a cliff, whose bottom cannot now be seen.

THE GREAT PARADOX IS THAT "SUCCESSFULLY" CONTROLLING CIVILIZATION THROUGH BACKING UP LIES WITH VIOLENCE EVENTUALLY DESTROYS EVERYONE. Those who were the best at doing that, in each short-term increment, control what society does. However, they must necessarily lose control over the whole process eventually, because that is all runaway criminal insanity!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:22 | 5152335 Cognitive Dissonance
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I agree with you.

I didn't mean to restrict my criticism to 'just' the president. Anyone who witnessed live, or later researched The Church Committee hearings, understands how corrupt Congress and various cabinets level agencies were....let alone the CIA, FBI etc etc etc even back then. JFK was the final straw as far as somewhat independent minded presidents are concerned.

It is hard to point to any one 'event' because it is like rust, a process that morphs into a bucket of rust before you know it.

Pull up the actual committee report rather than read a summary. You will be blown away......and this was the stuff that got past all the filters, blackouts and 'interested person' (read national security) redacts.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:51 | 5152423 disabledvet
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Meh. America has changed a lot since 1940 that's fer sure.

Back then we only had one War Plan (Plan Orange...plan to attack Japan...very good plan as it turned out) and though a standing Army of 100,000 was "unaffordable."

Back then we fought BOTH Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany....simultaneously...and won!

Now we're bankrupt after taking on the Taliban?

"So why not the entire Middle East and Russia!"

I mean is it me or are we lacking ye olde rah-rah shish koom bah here?

Why do we even CARE????!

"Let them eat yoghurt and cheese" I say. Of course the best economists in world all say "we gotta get these Caddies movin" so war it is I guess.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:43 | 5152700 Radical Marijuana
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"because it is like rust, a process that morphs into a bucket of rust before you know it"


We already can see through the holes in the bucket. The established political system is already useless. The democratic republic and rule of law have been undermined and eroded until they are rusty ruins!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:24 | 5152352 Ralph Spoilsport
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This seems pretty far out but so did a lot of what Alex Jones said a few years ago. It goes along with CD's assertion that the power of the presidency was hijacked in 1963. I don't know what to believe any more unless I read it here complete with comments.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:20 | 5152675 reset71
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9/11 was not an inside job.  Jews are not controlling American foreign policy.  Just thought I'd let you know.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:44 | 5152704 Radical Marijuana
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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:51 | 5152714 Ralph Spoilsport
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5 days on ZH and obviously here on a mission of goodwill.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:25 | 5153148 Moe Howard
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With unenployment being what it is, I guess even hasbara program is better than nothing.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:29 | 5152357 Ignatius
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i.e., Obummer got "the JFK memo"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:33 | 5152528 caustixoid
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"whap back and to the left ... back and to the left ... back and to the left"


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:27 | 5153155 Moe Howard
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Didn't need it. They got so much on Obamao he just does what he is told by the TIC. [Teleprompter In Chief]

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09 | 5152063 JustObserving
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Obama almost lied his way to a war with Syria last year.  Now he will attack Syria without any justification.  After all, killing brown people does not count.  Already about 200,000 dead in Syria.  How many more must die?

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.

Hersh’s detailed account, based on information provided by current and former US intelligence and military officials, was published Sunday in theLondon Review of Books. The article, entitled “Whose sarin?,” exposes as a calculated fraud the propaganda churned out day after day by the administration and uncritically repeated by the media for a period of several weeks to provide a pretext for a military attack on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


UN says Syrian death toll more than 191,000

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:10 | 5152088 john39
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But the evil terrists beheaded a mannequin.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:16 | 5152105 nmewn
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Well thats good news.

That means Foley will show up any minute piloting a Malyasian airliner and CNN will be vindicaed on black hole theory! ;-)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:30 | 5152149 JustObserving
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The CIA produced dozens of fake videos and audios of Osama bin Laden until his second death on May 2, 2011.  He first died on December 15, 2001.

So it is easy for the CIA to produce a fake execution video and for politicians in the land of the free to terrorize people with it (ISIS is already here under your bed) and move a nation to war.  History repeats.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:45 | 5152217 insanelysane
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04 | 5152065 stinkhammer
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jesus fucking christ Barry!  get your shit together

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:32 | 5152921 Husk-Erzulie
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At 0:29  Can anyone tell me what's up with the punks nose?  Class?  Anyone?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05 | 5152071 meghaljani
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Looks like US goverment is going to bomb assad and pretend that they were bombing ISIS. This way they will be able to put ISIS in power; making room for the gas pipeline from middle east to Europe. US government will also make sure that the natural gas is sold in US dollars. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:42 | 5152626 Aussie V
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My Question: Will Syria or Russia fire missiles at the US Jets? Will it start something bigger?

My Emotion. I've had enough of the Bribery, Lies, Double Dealing, Breaking of International Law, Manipulation of the Masses, and Outright murder of anyone who is not white. (BTW I'm pretty white!)

My Disgust: Overflowing!

My Physical Position: Shaking my head over and over

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:13 | 5152664 asiafinancenews
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"My Question: Will Syria or Russia fire missiles at the US Jets? Will it start something bigger?"

My guess is yes.  Also, Syria and Iran have a Mutual Defense Treaty.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:06 | 5152075 kchrisc
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Lebensraum (help·info) (German for "habitat" or literally "living space") was one of the major political ideas of Adolf Hitler, and an important component of Nazi ideology. It served as the motivation for the expansionist policies of Nazi Germany, aiming to provide extra space for the growth of the German population, for a Greater Germany. In Hitler's book Mein Kampf, he detailed his belief that the German people needed Lebensraum ("living space", i.e. land and raw materials), and that it should be found in the East. It was the stated policy of the Nazis to kill, deport, or enslave the Polish, Russian and other Slavic populations, whom they considered inferior, and to repopulate the land with Germanic peoples. The entire urban population was to be exterminated by starvation, thus creating an agricultural surplus to feed Germany and allowing their replacement by a German upper class.

Vice versa Greater Israel

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:03 | 5152287 samsara
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I read that China needs land a size of California just for food they import.   California is drying up too.

"The entire urban population was to be exterminated by starvation, thus creating an agricultural surplus to feed..."

EBOLA?  Hmm.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:31 | 5152692 reset71
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I can't believe ten people upvoted your racist attack on Israel.  Who do you think you are comparing Israel's fight to exist with Hitler's ideology.  

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:19 | 5152911 Husk-Erzulie
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:05 | 5152076 Fix It Again Timmy
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What's he gonna do?  Carpet bomb 'em with canned hams?...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09 | 5152085 nmewn
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Time to drop the Big One on em and end this.

#FatBoyObamaCare ;-)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:02 | 5152286 tony wilson
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dumb idea schlomo that would ruin your rothschilds kosher gas pipeline and oil contracts in syria and new kurdistan.

i know your a rabbi un alls but you do not out rank a red shield

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:10 | 5152316 nmewn
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You got a little white stuff, right there, in the corner of your mouth Tony boi. I really do expect you to have a stroke some night right here on ZH Live, your blood pressure ok?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:19 | 5152336 tony wilson
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having the end of your rancid cock sucked by a rabbi when you was a young un is a primitive form of tavistock mk ultra trauma.

reaking havoc on the country of your tora bora mind.

you really are a rancid sly fox my boy i am glad a few here have got your number.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:28 | 5152366 nmewn
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Such invective Tony, looks like your number is 138 over 90...this could be it!!!

Your fascination with cocks doesn't really interest me though.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:57 | 5152441 DavidPierre
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"... you really are a rancid sly fox my boy i am glad a few here have got your number."

nmewn... fails the 9-11 Litmus Test... just another TOOL!


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:42 | 5152702 reset71
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There is no 9/11 litmus test... even though there is a youtube video claiming such (with only a few thousand views).  Are you saying that 99.9% of the world's population that hasn't even heard of this test are tools?  Maybe you are the tool.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:01 | 5152733 Ralph Spoilsport
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Here's a ZH shibboleth: What caused WTC Building 7 to collapse?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:44 | 5152766 DavidPierre
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Here is everything you know about the 9/11 in under 5 minutes.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:38 | 5152894 nmewn
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Well, if it isn't my old indian warrior buddy YellowBelly.

How's Canada? ;-)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:40 | 5152928 Husk-Erzulie
Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09 | 5152086 WhackoWarner
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i need some LSD.  I may understand this then.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:28 | 5152143 logicalman
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Haluconegens help you understand yourself.

No help at all when you look at the madness in the world around you - rather the opposite.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:10 | 5152092 are we there yet
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 The middle east would be so much saner if mohammed would have liked beer and treating women as human beings. As it is, I have never heard of an insane asylum in an islamic country. What would be its purpose?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:27 | 5152132 tony wilson
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are we at home yet

your on the wrong forum fella or girly.

the flower arranging and knitting classes are down the hall.

now shut the fuck up darlin and go make me a nice cuppa tea.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:30 | 5152147 logicalman
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The Middle East would be much saner if it wasn't sitting on top of a lot of black slimy stuff.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:11 | 5152210 nmewn
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I dunno bout that, check this guy out...

...yeah, looks perfectly sane to


Wut? ;-)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:16 | 5152093 TomGa
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And the Qatari's are stark raving pissed that they still haven't gotten their natural gas pipeline through Syria yet.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:14 | 5152100 George Washington
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David Stockman has become one of my favorite writers.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:16 | 5152102 Duc888
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Passive/ agressive assholes.


Wow, how far this crap hole so called "leadership" of a country has sunk.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:22 | 5152119 Fix It Again Timmy
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Let's ask a REAL expert on Mid East affairs [drum roooollllllllll] - and here's Dickey Cheney........

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:31 | 5152151 logicalman
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Dick Cheyney's heart rejected him, so now he has a mechanical one.

Big clue.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:13 | 5152298 WillyGroper
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Smart heart.

Prolly harvested from some poor soul still alive that had more integrity than his lying ass.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:26 | 5152124 buzzsaw99
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [/Maj. Kong, aka Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove]


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:24 | 5152127 JuliaS
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Feels like it's a part of one coordinated attack against Russia. All potential allies have to be eliminated. When the US/NATO move in, Russia has to be standing by iself - Syria, Iran smoldering craters - China having a currency collapse and everyone else being distracted. A now-or-never moment.

Nike or Nuke - the motto's the same. "Just do it!"

How does Obama keep his composition though all this without coming on television and feverishly yelling at the teleprompter: "Nein, nein, nein!"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:34 | 5152162 logicalman
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More importantly, why aren't the people he's speaking to saying "Nein, nein, nein!"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:53 | 5152245 asiafinancenews
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"Feels like it's a part of one coordinated attack against Russia."

Totally agree.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:39 | 5152190 iamtheeggman wh...
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Equal Opportunity Bombing- EOB

Make sure to check the calendar!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:42 | 5152197 JR
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The Fed, not Obama, finances war.

“The bankers had been waiting since 1887 for the United States to enact a central bank plan so that they could finance a European war among the nations whom they had already bankrupted with armament and ‘defense’ programs. The most demanding function of the central bank mechanism is war finance.”

For example, continues Eustace Mullins in The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, the forerunner to G. Edward Griffin’s Creature from Jekyll Island:

“The documentation of Kuhn, Loeb Company’s involvement in the establishment of Communism in Russia is much too extensive to be quoted here, but we include one brief mention, typical of the literature on this subject. In the book, Czarism and the Revolution, Gen. Arsene de Goulevitch writes:

‘Mr. Bakmetiev, the late Russian Imperial Ambassador to the United States, tells us that the Bolsheviks, after victory, transferred 600 million roubles in gold between the years of 1918-1922 to Kuhn, Loeb Company.’”

Paul Warburg of Kuhn, Loeb was the architect of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

Writes Roman Baudzus: And now the U.S. under the hammerlock of the Fed in 2002 has openly voiced “threats in a law that had been passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the U.S. Congress that could eventually result in an invasion of the Netherlands by United States army forces.”

Continues Baudzus: “When this was learned outrage was expressed not only within the Dutch government, but also among the population of the country. According to the law, if it should ever happen that American citizens are brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and accused at The Hague, Washington would exercise the preemptive right to invade the country in order to prevent prosecution.”

As a result, Europeans are turning against the press and the "propagandistic nature of the Western mainstream media," for example, as in Germany, where “the press was an extension of Washington’s propaganda machine despite the lack of evidence from both Washington and Kiev to support their irresponsible claims.”

 As such, continued Baudzus in an article on Lew Rockwell today, Political Europe Suppressed Under Washington´s Thumb Is Waking Up :

 “The cumulative sales of German newspapers reached their climax back in the year 1983 – with a circulation of 30.1 million copies…

In 2013, the circulation shrank to only 17.3 million sold copies – a significant decline of 42.5%, which really hurts many publishers. Persistent cost-reduction programs, massive job cuts and the demise of daily newspapers such as the Financial Times Deutschland are the consequence of newspapers in vassalage to Washington. Many excuses are made for the decline, but the real reason is that German newspapers no longer take their readers seriously

“Germans wonder why their reunited country is still occupied by US troops 69 years after the end of World War II, why their country has no foreign policy independent of Washington, and why the German media provides no public discussion of these highly unusual characteristics of an allegedly sovereign state…

“The German newspaper Die Welt even blamed the outbreak of the ebola virus on Russia”

Continues Baudzus: “Given the danger of Washington pushing Europe into war with Russia, one can be glad that so many Europeans see through the perfidious propaganda lies spread by the mainstream media. Internet sites now perform the role abandoned by newspapers….

“Some of the large German newspapers destroyed what little credibility they had left when they used social media to spread their claim that the negative comments on their websites were written by people on the payroll of Vladimir Putin…”

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:58 | 5152265 nmewn
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It also finances welfare (corporate & individual).

My "progressive" friends need to choose, I'm running out of patience ;-)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:16 | 5152491 tony wilson
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UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:53 | 5152721 reset71
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If the Jews are Nazis, then Hamas and the ilk like you are satan.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:31 | 5152797 dreadnaught
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I think it is clear to most of us with IQ's above 75 that Israel is both Nazi' and Satanist. Get your GED THEN post here, ok?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:35 | 5153189 Moe Howard
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He's working his way through Whatsamatta U on the hasbara program, give him a break.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:17 | 5153523 JR
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And, this one, tony.


“Rachel Corrie died at the age of 23.

“The US Congress has refused her parents’ request to conduct an independent investigation into her murder.”

The US Congress is bankrolled by the Fed international bankers. It has become a Zionist-directed terrorist body, led by a Zionist puppet, and feared by most of the free peoples of the world. Until the Federal Reserve System is uprooted from America’s economic field, and burned, no peoples of the world will be safe from its terrorist operations to establish a one-world US-Israel Oligarchy.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:48 | 5153417 JR
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Exactly, nmewn, welfare at both ends of the spectrum, gratis the US' dwindling producers, the middle classes.The biggest welfare queens as Mike Krieger reports are the oligarchs and multinational corporations with welfare subsidies for their private planes, yachts, hedge funds and private equity, biggest banks (their TBTFs' $29 trillion in bail outs), and corporations from cities, counties and states (as incentives to operate locally).  

At the other end of the spectrum, Tyler reports that “the dismal reality in America that we first exposed over 18 months ago is that 'work is punished'.

“Simply put, for increasingly more Americans it is now more lucrative - in the form of actual disposable income - to sit, do nothing, and collect various welfare entitlements, than to work. Gary Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (a state best known for its broke capital Harrisburg) quantitied, and explained…'the single mom is better off earnings gross income of $29,000 with $57,327 in net income & benefits than to earn gross income of $69,000 with net income and benefits of $57,045.'"

And, oh yes, if a welfare household chooses not to work: “Welfare now pays the equivalent of $30 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25 ($21 after taxes) an hour.” – or $61,320+ per year (2011) for a welfare household.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:44 | 5152205 insanelysane
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If we are going to overthrow any regime in the world, number 1 on the list needs to be Mexico.  We take Mexico, then every Mexican becomes an American citizen.  Mexico has oil, manufacturing, and resort/vacation centers.  We solve so many more issues by taking Mexico and we can drive there.  Syria is so far away although they do have Syrian bread.  Hmmm.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:53 | 5152249 Wahooo
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Not bad. Not bad.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:44 | 5152543 MeelionDollerBogus
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It takes a very special kind of douche to pull Mexico domination & war into a topic squarely aimed at the Middle East.
The council is Concerned... that you won't show the resolve to follow through :-)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:37 | 5153197 Moe Howard
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Can't we swap? Lure all the Mexicans here, then we all run south when they aren't looking and take over Mexico. Then we lock down the borders and don't answer the door. What do you think? Good plan?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:49 | 5152225 NoWayJose
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If we bomb ISIS in Syria it seems likely that for every ISIS fighter that is killed the act of bombing will inspire two new fighters to join ISIS to oppose such actions by the US!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:33 | 5152380 sethstorm
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At the rate they're dying, those two usually end up dead before they can act.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:49 | 5152227 phoolish
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Maybe if the Nobel Committee gives him another prize he'll reconsider?


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:51 | 5152229 himaroid
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Hey Stan McChrystal, oBUMMER weasel fucker may kiss your ass and hire you back. Sober up!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:57 | 5152257 q99x2
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Listen to NPR you will quickly get the gist of what is going there as well as here.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:00 | 5152279 sleigher
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"has gone"   lol...   as if!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:02 | 5152282 Last of the Mid...
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O'douchbag wants to bomb two different sides in the same country. It takes a special kind of incompetence to try and pull off something like this. The deapth of his detachment from reality is absolutely pathological. He's going to the UN to establish rules and regulations within the US since no congress would give him the treaty he wants. He is completely above all laws and all mankind what a loser. He should just go.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:19 | 5152673 asiafinancenews
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"It takes a special kind of incompetence pathological insanity to try and pull off something like this."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:05 | 5152294 Cabreado
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Mr. Stockman is a good man.

"So Washington should..."

But that is meaningless, and the attention must be on the particulars of the puppetry.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:04 | 5152946 Monty Burns
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Well said.  References to 'Washington' or 'DC' are a cop-out.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:18 | 5152334 Laddie
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Look at the photos of the little white girls of the Yazidis, these ISIS fiends, armed and trained by .gov, want to breed out the White blood so they kidnapped 300 women and little girls who are already raped. They also buried alive many of the women of that tribe. This is horrible, and you can thank .gov for it.
‘ISIS Want to Impregnate Yazidi Women and Smash Our Blond Bloodline’: Fears Grow for the 300 Women Kidnapped from Sinjar

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:38 | 5153209 Moe Howard
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Dam dude you focused on blondes or what?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:22 | 5152346 Dead Man Walking
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Obama shows off our American Exceptionalism

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:32 | 5152378 Elliott Eldrich
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I read this article, and this song keeps going through my head, with the main refrain being "we can't go on living this way..."

(Bonobo: The Keeper, Banks remix) 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:42 | 5152403 Jack Burton
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Obama is a puppet president, the Neocons who run the Military, Intelligence, Corporate defense industry, CIA and AIPAC tell the fool Obama what to do. He is simply a cheap suit filled with a black liberal to make deomocrats happy to support Neocon war mongering. Meanwhile Kiev is getting it's fucking ass handed to it. All sources report huge rebel offensive smashing Kiev's army to bits. No idea what Kiev will do next, ask for NATO military rescue is perhaps coming.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:08 | 5152465 himaroid
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If you can't win on the battlefield, get NYT to blame Russia for hacking JP Morgan Chase and other U.S. banks.....

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:59 | 5152730 reset71
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Some day you will stop defending the Democrats, especially considering your defense of them right now is that they are innefective and stupid.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:27 | 5152795 dreadnaught
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you huff glue by chance?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:04 | 5154838 Jack Burton
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Indeed. That sounds like the glue talking doesn't it! Ha! Ha! Good response by the way.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:46 | 5152412 ebworthen
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Stark raving mad about says it all.

What is the point of bombing either side other than expending munitions to make money for the Military Industrial Complex?

Can you imagine Eisenhower engaging in such folly? 

Where are the Statesman?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:43 | 5152703 Ralph Spoilsport
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Where are the Statesmen? The ones from Penn State are doing a Jerry Sandusky benefit for Labor Day. Eeeew.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:53 | 5152433 esum
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isis is in both syria and iraq and neither has the will or  means to get rid of it...... therefor we must due to threats made by its leader against the ussa. failure to do so is a repeat of the leadup to 9/11/01.... far as intel goes wtf is nsa doing and satellites and human intel? we dont have any the obumbler is NOT UP TO SPEED BECAUSE HE DOESNT READ THE DAILY BRIEF... and he only makes political decisions.... intel and the pentagon have been telling him to act for over a year... fund raisers, golf and vacations take priority. 

the journalist could have been rescued basis the intel provided to obumbler.... but he delayed a month and foley was moved 2 days prior to the rescue attempt.... leak....  


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:30 | 5152520 tony wilson
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esum you are as dumb as box of rocks.

stop watching fox you cunt.



James Foley: Fake tape = No beheading. Spooks and spies, oh my!



James Foley - His Secret Life and the CIA



Beheaded” James Foley is NOT James Foley

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:40 | 5152927 nmewn
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Who is this guy Curtis who claims to have been kidnapped by peaceful religionists?

Obviously just another joooish conspiracy!...ROTFL!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:02 | 5152943 Monty Burns
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You insult boxes of rocks by comparing them to Esum.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:17 | 5152496 Rootin' for Putin
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All of the made up line countries have been doomed to fail. 

Balkans, iraq/syria, Ukraine, DC

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:22 | 5152506 MeelionDollerBogus
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And the most mythical of all, Israel, since it is really Palestine.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:31 | 5152519 Smiley
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Everything that has happened has been foretold and dismissed as whackjob conspiracy.  EVERYBODY made their beds and will now sleep in them.  This is what happens when you give people the choice to selectively tune out reality because it just isn't very convenient.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:35 | 5152534 DrHydralisk
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Islamic State has started to use house demolitions as a punishment.



Now I wonder who taught them that?

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