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Obama: "We Don't Have A Strategy Yet"

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UPDATE: Damage Control Spin begins...

World Cloud of Josh Earnest's brief interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer after Obama press conference... ("strategy" used 33 times!)

 

President Obama 'knows' how to handle Putin's 'continuation' (not 'invasion') - more sanctions (and costs for Europe) - but when it comes to beating the most "barbaric" terrorists known as ISIS, ISIL, or The Islamic State; he had this to offer... "I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet." Rest assured Americans - who have been told that ISIS could be crossing the borders every day and a constant threat, President Obama is 'working on it'. Perhaps most crucially, while we 'joke' that the administration has no strategy, it is noteworthy that Obama stated it was "not US policy to defeat ISIS, only reverse gains."

QUESTION: Do you need Congress's approval to go into Syria?

OBAMA: You know, I have consulted with Congress throughout this process. I am confident that as commander in chief I have the authorities to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we will continue to consult with Congress, and I do think that it'll be important for Congress to weigh in and we're -- that our consultations with Congress continue to develop so that the American people are part of the debate.

 

But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet.

 

I think what I've seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we're at than we currently are. And I think that's not just my assessment, but the assessment of our military, as well. We need to make sure that we've got clear plans, that we're developing them. At that point, I will consult with Congress and make sure that their voices are heard.

 

But there's no point in me asking for action on the part of Congress before I know exactly what it is that is going to be required for us to get the job done.

Maybe instead of golfing around Martha's Vineyard, he could have been working on "strategy"?

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But perhaps more crucially...

...my priority at this point is to make sure that the gains that ISIL made in Iraq are rolled back and that Iraq has the opportunity to govern itself effectively and secure itself.

 

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"Do nothing stupid" like admit you don't have a strategy?

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And this wins the internet today...

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Of course - to be serious for a moment - as long as Qatar has a strategy on how to progress on its Gazprom-bypassing pipeline to Europe, whether Obama had a strategy or not, is completely irrelevant.

 

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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:56 | 5155732 outamyeffinway
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Art of War?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:57 | 5155750 doomandbloom
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Art of Hope

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:58 | 5155756 Barnaby
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One Hand Wanking

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:04 | 5155778 knukles
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The Other

 

 

and the Dumbocraps were worried about Sarah Palin  .....  Holy Bejeesus Shit and Shinola

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:07 | 5155811 AlaricBalth
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Actually this "No Strategy" Plan is brilliant. Give the enemy a sense of invincibility and security, lull them into complacency and then we...
Oh never mind. It's tee off time and the starter is getting impatient.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:15 | 5155854 Herd Redirectio...
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Translation: "As long as ISIS stay on the 'plantation' they can run wild."

plantation: Syria +  the part of Iraq that will be a new Sunni state

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:18 | 5155857 hedgeless_horseman
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“The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress, was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us. But your view destroys the whole matter, and places our President where kings have always stood.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:20 | 5155864 nope-1004
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Glad you picked up on that HH.  When I heard him answer the first question - if congress will be consulted before going into Syria -he said that "congress will be kept informed through this process".  What he was actually saying "NO, congress will not make my war decisions for me."  He's a Hitler.

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:30 | 5155921 Freddie
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The only thing worse than Obama is the shit that voted for him and his puppetmasters like Soros.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:48 | 5155958 Save_America1st
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Oh, it's all too clear what the strategy is.  It's to do what they always do in the face of "terrorist dangers" (which, by the way, they have always created themselves): 

Use the contrived threat as a way to fuck the American people over more and more and to further erode our freedom and liberty and strip away what's left of the Constitution from us.

See easy...

Let's face it, "folks"...the biggest terrorist organization in the world are the banksters and their political puppets who work night and day to fuck the rest of us over.

The biggest danger We The People have to face in these times is not ISIS, ISIL, IS, or Al Quaida.  It's our very own Marxist, Fascist, treasonous, sociopathic U.S. government and their scumbag dogs, the NSA, CIA, DHS, , FEMA, TSA, IRS, EPA, etc. etc. etc. 

Because let's not forget that these same assholes are the fuckers who list the American people, Constitutionalists, Conservatives, Libertarians, Patriots, Veterans, 2nd Amendment supporters, Christians, home schoolers, sound money advocates, preppers, and the white man of all ages, as the "domestic terrorists" and the biggest threat against this criminal mafia kleptocrocay. 

This is all just a massive scam to be used against the American people.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:49 | 5155986 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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DICK(less) Cheney did say that another attack on US soil would happen before the end of this decade.  These fuckers know: when, where & how.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:12 | 5156067 Manthong
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There is a strategy but I do not know if if gells with the PTB's plan.

I saw pics of the ISIS demons doing away with 250 poor Syrian schmucks from the air base.

I was a military schmuck like that once. I would not make their mistake.. they did not fight to the death.

The strategy should be simple.. you exterminate vermin.

and.. and.. what part about surrender to ISIS do they not get in those parts.

..recall WWII South Pacific.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:40 | 5156151 Fiscal.Enema
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We need to use radiation weapons.  The USA has nasty directed energy"stuff" that can irradiate 100s of square miles with lethal doses of gamma rays. lets get busy. The verman are waiting. no residual radiation either.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:45 | 5156176 Manthong
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Neutrons are good, but collateral tends to be high.

An overrun military base.. go for it.

Tiny yield.. what's a kiloton or two between friends?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:52 | 5156202 nope-1004
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TOTUS only wants to reverse gains made by ISIL in Iraq because ISIS was a CIA operative, created to destabilize Syria and the region.  The US could wipe out ISIL tomorrow, but won't.  Why?  Kind of obvious to me.

This whole thing, headed by mr. taupe, STINKS.  Such a bunch of liars.

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:25 | 5156314 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"According to Edward Snowden, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the boss of ISIL (aka ISIS),  is a Jewish actor named Simon Elliot."

"Simon Elliot (aka Elliot Shimon aka Al-Baghdadi) has Jewish parents."

"Simon Elliot, having been recruited by Mossad, was trained in espionage and psychological warfare."

http://aanirfan.blogspot.mx/2014/08/isis-run-by-simon-elliot-mossad-agen...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:06 | 5157019 wee-weed up
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Awww... poor "wittle Bawwy"...

He wants a "do over"...

Cause he wasn't ready...

Awww...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:33 | 5157093 Au_Ag_CuPbCu
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Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -Abraham Lincoln

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 03:00 | 5157357 Drunk In Church
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We'll be bombing Syria very soon.  And high time.  These ISIS assholes need a good droning.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:15 | 5157453 jeff montanye
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because it works so well?

this is a guerilla war against a billion people and we are losing.

cut israel loose and see the difference.

clinton=bush=obama

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:35 | 5157504 oudinot
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Radiation has already been deployed by your 'execeptional' American military  in the first Gulf war and Iraq using depleted uranium shells.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:36 | 5156153 Fiscal.Enema
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We need to use radiation weapons.  The USA has nasty directed energy"stuff" that can radiate 100s of square miles with lethal doses of gamma rays. lets get busy. The verman are waiting. no residual radiation either.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:28 | 5156326 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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The vermin and all bacteria will also be very dead. The bodies will not decompose until the bacteria move back in.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:36 | 5156360 knukles
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Ah... like heads on sticks.  A warning.
BUT WAIT  THERE"S MORE

Now that we're screaming about eradicating them are we falling prey to Propaganda or are they really Evil Vermin?
Or both?

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:59 | 5156423 thamnosma
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They sure are organized for a bunch of "terrorists".   Seems to me IS is a country at this point.  Obama actually used the word "coalition" in terms of fighting IS.  Felt like Groundhog Day to me.  Anyway, not a chance IS, Sunni dominated, is going to go away in Iraq and turn things back over to the Iranian Shiite minions in Baghdad.  This is such a colossal clusterfuck. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:17 | 5156472 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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ISIS:

Israeli

Secret

Intelligence

Service

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:37 | 5156893 MontgomeryScott
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WOW!

That's like a 'higher' version of MOSSAD!

It's like the DIA instead of the CIA; or 'MI6' instead of 'MI5'!

They 'used' to be called 'ISIL', but I still don't know what or where 'LEVANT' is (sarc). I suppose that's some AshkeNAZI or KHAZAR term for a region in or around Syria or Egypt. That contraction didn't do too well, though (in striking fear in to the sheople). As they look at their 'smart-phones' with the attention spans of a house fly, they ask 'what the fuck is an is-ill?? OH, but there is an ancient goddess that is names 'ISIS', so the bright boys in Alexandria and their partners in Haifa morphed this abbreviation a little.

SHIT!

There are too many sheople who actually think that 'ISIS' is a hot bitch from 'olden times' (they were lost on the 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' reference, due to the fact that the I.Q. of the average sheople has declined to the point of a 5-year-old).

According to the DIA/CIA chief, we are NOW to refer to it as 'IS' (Islamic State). They COULDN'T call it 'MS' (or, 'Muslim State'), due to the diseases they created that caused what the sheople are programmed to name 'M.S.' (Multiple Sclerosis').

I guess it depends on what the definition of 'IS' is (Thanks, Bill Clinton!).

LEVANT: The region between Turkey and Egypt that also includes the 'state' of 'Israel':

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Ag0IEHinNTvJ4UwSrdrLmS6bvZx4?p=Leva...

ISIS:

Israeli

Secret

Intelligence

Service

No fucking SHIT.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:45 | 5156182 topshelfstuff
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should read the whole article

 

http://journal-neo.org/2014/08/28/america-s-creeping-into-syria-will-hang-itself-in-ukraine/

America’s Creeping Into Syria Will Hang Itself in Ukraine | New Eastern Outlook

 

August 28, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The US has claimed it will begin reconnaissance flights over Syria - a tentative first step toward direct military intervention it has sought in attempts to overthrow the Syrian government since 2011. While the US is using the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) as a pretext to carry out these intrusions into Syrian territory, it was the US itself that created and to this day perpetuates ISIS and other extremist militant fronts amid a documented attempt to reorder the entire Middle East.

What is expected to follow is an incremental expansion of US military intervention in eastern Syria that will include further arming and funding of the very terrorist networks it claims it is violating Syria's borders to attack, culminating in eventual military operations carried out against the Syria government itself.

The US' justification for directly intervening in Syria however, only further undermines the very "international norms" it claims to champion, and opens the door for other nations it is menacing to use more direct means to confront its agenda of global military aggression, including along Russia's border with Ukraine.

Untying Russia's Hands In CNN's report, "Obama authorizes reconnaissance flights over Syria, U.S. official says," it states:

In a discussion about whether the United States military would need Syrian government approval to act against ISIS in Syria, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest referenced the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May 2011. 

"The President has already demonstrated a willingness, where necessary, to protect the American people, has demonstrated a willingness to use military force to protect the American people, regardless of borders," Earnest said Monday

By exercising policy "regardless of borders," the US has just hung itself politically in its efforts to protect the newly installed regime in Kiev, Ukraine, and prevent Russia from intervening against what are literally battalions of Neo-Nazi militants operating along Russia's border with Ukraine. Citing the need to "protect the Russian people" resonates clearer in regards to legitimate concerns, considering Ukraine's proximity to Russian territory, than America's claims that a region on the other side of the planet, where one of its citizens voluntarily chose to put himself into harms way by covering an ongoing armed conflict, somehow now requires direct US military intervention.

 

In a June 2014 NEO Journal article titled, "NATO’s Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion," it was explicitly predicted that:

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:03 | 5156238 klockwerks
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Perfect!! +1000.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:26 | 5156491 pelican
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I think he should cut into ISIL like he does with golf clubs

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:53 | 5156007 EINSILVERGUY
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I think it would be more accurate too compare him to Il Duce, Mussolini.

He is a fascist and his competency is about equal to his troops ability to execute a lightning quick overrun of Abyssinia

K

 

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:21 | 5156268 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"He's a Hitler."

He fancies himself as a dictator, but he's just a dick!

Edit:

Isn't the real question Who Writes The Crap That Goes on The Teleprompter???

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:31 | 5156721 surfer433
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As soon as the Teleprompter develops a strategy, I will read it to you folks.

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:45 | 5156764 COSMOS
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Well given the fact most screenwriters in Hollywood are dual citizens, it would be no surprise who writes for the teleprompter.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:47 | 5156963 MontgomeryScott
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Hollywood is 'old news'.

You should investigate the dual citizenship of those who authored the PNAC documents. While you're at it, check out the members of the USG who claim 'dual citizenship'. A guy named 'Chuck Hegel' (same family name as the one who is famous for the 'Hegelian Dialectic') might be of particular interest in your intellectual pursuits.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:27 | 5157195 HK21E
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ValJar is still programming the magic puppet with his instructions.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:20 | 5155874 SWRichmond
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Well, since "we have to prepare for...everything", you don't expect them to announce their plans right away, do you?  This global hegemony shit is complicated.

Actually, it's not complicated at all.  "Bomb everyone until they send us money."

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:54 | 5156014 RiverRoad
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What the hell ever happened to Pax Americana???????

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:08 | 5156063 cossack55
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Its lookin' like it has morphed into "Pox Americana"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:12 | 5156082 RiverRoad
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Fer sure!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:55 | 5156989 MontgomeryScott
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Mike and the Mechanics: "Silent Running" (video original, complete with 'predictive progamming elements' of the WTC demolitions):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep7W89I_V_g

'OKE CANYON'.

 

 

 

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:27 | 5156244 BlindMonkey
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"Actually, it's not complicated at all. "Bomb everyone until they send us money."

It is BTUs that the West needs. Mr Yellen can print all the money he wants to. BTUs are what drives the economic engine. If a country has BTUs they can and will get Western intervention. No BTUs, no false concern about any humanitarian casus belli. Cold, hard facts. Think Tibet would be in the news if they were sitting on a shit pile of BTUs?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:17 | 5156879 drdolittle
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The decider!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:19 | 5155868 IANAE
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which citation or codicil addresses 'leading from behind'?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:06 | 5157024 MontgomeryScott
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The 'Valerie Jarrett' theorum states that the Mullato One will ALWAYS accept the female role when offered her 'leadership' (from behind).

The codification is evident in the decisions to allow INSURANCE COMPANY LOBBYISTS to ram in 'Obamacere', and the continuation of the 'BUSH BAILOUTS' of the 'TBTF' BANKS', and the appointment of a black communist as 'ATTORNEY GENERAL', and...

(Vision of slapping forehead repeatedly with own hand while enduring the pain and trying to wish that the pain would stop)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:20 | 5155871 Charles The Ham...
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No one uses the constitution anymore, remember? There are activist judges everywhere who dont even know what a "constitution" is yet alone an article of one.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:05 | 5156054 disabledvet
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Actually President George Washington's first speech before was something along the lines of "I have now advised you...now I expect you to consent."

That didn't go over very well and he found himself to be America's Most Disappointed President as Congress "ran roughshod over Presidentital authority, prerogative" and a multitude of other forms and functions of "zee authority." Don't even get me started on John Marshall. "That be my Constitution bitch."

My view is that if you're looking for legal "counsel" in these affairs you're already in the wrong. They don't call it Hammer Time for nothing...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:40 | 5155963 NOTW777
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 I think that only applies to GOP presidents

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:23 | 5157070 MontgomeryScott
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Get your terminology straight.

DNC and RNC are one and the same.

Two sides of the SAME 'false dichotomy' ("fucking the United States since 1861").

Reagan Bush Clinton Bush Obama. R R D R D.

As to your statement: Go fuck yourself (if your penis can reach your anus).

 

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:29 | 5156505 JuliaS
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Hedgie, that black flag behind Obama on the right looks an awful lot like an ISIS one. If you have a moment. Your photoshop skill are indeed admirable.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 23:12 | 5157036 MontgomeryScott
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I call on the avatar 'William Banzai Seven'.

WB7, I am 'channeling' you. One of your people is trying to contact you now...

Will you heed the call?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:46 | 5155980 RiverRoad
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For our sake Obama better be playing dumb with this "No strategy"  shit.  A smart opponent, like Putin, always tries to weaken his enemy by drawing him into two theaters of war.  Ukraine is valuable to Russia for it's warm water seaport but equally as valuable as a diversionary tactic: interesting how coincident these events are.  The real spoils of war are the oil wells in the Middle East...and don't we all know it.  We damn well better have a strategy here.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:30 | 5157199 PacOps
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http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/08/28/found_the_islamic_state_terror_laptop_of_doom_bubonic_plague_weapons_of_mass_destruction_exclusive

 

And mabye a strategy over here while were at it - because meanwhile back in the desert.... and now 2 billion $ richer (?).

Found: The Islamic State's Terror Laptop of Doom Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:59 | 5156033 crazzziecanuck
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As Noam Chomsky points out, the definition of "national security" inside Washington is quite different for those outside the Beltway.  For them, bringing instablity to other parts of the world leads to national security regardless of any blowback.  On the contrary, those inside the Beltway welcome blowback because it justifies their jobs and continued budget expansion for "national security."

We live in an age of lies and incompetence.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:00 | 5156608 rbg81
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Playing round after round of golf tends to get in the way of "strategical thinking".

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:55 | 5156990 Wannabee
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Rope-a-dope...

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:13 | 5157491 BorisTheBlade
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and then we...

do nothing to make enemy even more confused.

That, or ISIS is no real enemy since it's a creature of a very close ally we bow down to (i.e. Saudi).

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:12 | 5155838 Kirk2NCC1701
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Thanking?  Golf clapping?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:01 | 5156038 ShrNfr
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Thank God you are still alive, the Liberian Observer said that a guy with the last name Knuckles had died and that would delay moving the capital.

 

http://www.liberianobserver.com/news/passing-willis-knuckles-jr-liberia%...

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:46 | 5156385 knukles
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Funny....

I got a fax from somebody over there saying my brother had died and if I were to wire him $50,000 US he'd sign over all the deeds to this property surrounding a supposed new capital city somewhere in the middle of monkeyshit paradise and flies that crawl out of the ground at night and eat people's flesh.  I told him I'd send a postcard that said "Greetings from the Lovely Lucky 101 Super Service Truck Stop in Los Banos California" with a note that one Good Deed Deserves Another, Love Knuks and would sponsor his citizenship if he ever got here and could find me.  Ain't heard nuffin' yet. 
And no, I ain't goin' to my brother's funeral.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:51 | 5156778 COSMOS
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Got this from a person I know, I am assuming their email has been taken over

Hello,

Hope you get this on time, We made a trip to Manila,Philippines and had our bags stolen from us with our phones and credit cards in it. The embassy is willing to help by letting us fly back home since we still have our passports, We just have to pay for our ticket and settle Hotel bills. Unfortunately for us, I don't have access to funds without my credit card, I've made contact with my bank but they need more time to come up with a new one. I was thinking of asking you to lend me ($2,850USD) that I can give back as soon as We get home. We really need to be on the next available flight. I'm so confused at the moment I need urgent help.

Money Gram is the best option to send money to us. Let me know if you need my details(Full names and Present location) you can also reach me via email.I will forever be grateful if you can help me

All hopes on you.

 Best Regards
 Cristina

LOL she is able to make contact with her bank and the USA embassy, why doesnt she then just finish out the vacation she payed for, I am sure they would send her the credit card by the time the vacation is over, also most vacations are package deals, most likely she had prepaid.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:06 | 5157243 PacOps
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Yes. Same thing about a year ago from someone I know as well. But I think it was just for $750. Went out to their entire email list. No one fell for it.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:02 | 5156234 HardAssets
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WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN

Wonder if that'll be featured on military recruiting posters

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:46 | 5156389 knukles
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What!?!?!?
No plan?

No plan A or B?

This guy doesn't give a shit anymore.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:07 | 5156836 Sages wife
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If you like not having a plan, you don't have to have a plan.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:03 | 5156620 rbg81
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Picture the scene from "Stripes" where Bill Murray drives the RV into Czechoslavakia on a rescue mission.  That is akin to the strategic mindset Obama has.  

Except it won't have a Hollywood ending.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155784 max2205
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Is there anyone home in that head?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:06 | 5155804 Relentless101
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No plan is very progressive. Hipsters everywhere just creamed their neon, non-matching shorts.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:08 | 5155818 Magnix
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Yeah, thats because he left his brain in the golf course...Im disgusted.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:08 | 5155790 Ying-Yang
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"only reverse gains"

what a poser, what a pud....

a wookie-banging-teleprompting-procrastinating-pud

“Thanks Tut, Gramps, Choom Gang, and Ray for all the good times.”

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:31 | 5155929 NoDebt
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He has a positive gift for simultaneously motivating our adversaries and depressing his own subjects (no longer citizens).

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:50 | 5156780 Bloppy
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WaPo, DailyKos blame Bush, Cheney for ISIS terror techniques:

http://tinyurl.com/ox7a3yt


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:01 | 5155767 Oracle 911
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More like Art of Dope (for the brain dead sheeple aka Free Sh!t Army).

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155779 Ploutos74
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Art of Dope

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:16 | 5155856 Kirk2NCC1701
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A Puppet you can Believe In.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:16 | 5156091 Atomizer
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Change can be found at the end of a faggot's rainbow. Hope is finding that rainbow. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:15 | 5156092 Bloppy
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Bizarre ISIS - police T-shirts appear in Ferguson

http://tinyurl.com/l6vebnw

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:03 | 5155771 Decolat
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<-- Obama Admin. - Masters of deception (only appearing as complete dumbasses to you & I)

<-- Obama Admin. - Masters of dumbass

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:16 | 5155799 IridiumRebel
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Maybe not creating ISIS by the CIA in first place?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:09 | 5155825 NOTW777
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and "someone" is buying SPY on this encouraging news

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:25 | 5156121 RiverRoad
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And good luck buying DOG, SH and PSQ.  What will the Fed do when they get to zero?  Game over.  WWIII in 3,2,1......

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:48 | 5155989 WhackoWarner
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FOLKS??? If this idiot says that one more time....yeah folks?   God Lord (whatever you believe).  Folks?

Like you give a shite. Like you are part of this?

Who will pay the price you fuck? Ain't gonna be you.  Folks.  Makes me wish to puke...folks,

 

Even the spelling of folks looks weird to me. The word itself has been infected.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:32 | 5157200 HK21E
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Just like every time Obola opens his dick holster with 'Hi Everybody!' Who does this fuck think he is? Dr. Nick?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:15 | 5156089 BolanosGhost
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Josh "Earnest"? Okay, they are just fucking with us now. That's too god damn funny!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:13 | 5156267 Mitzibitzi
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When he goes on vacation, his job is covered by his assistants; Doug Truthful and Amy Honest. Reading statements prepared by staffers Melissa Spin-Manager, Chris Propaganda and Steve Barefaced-Lies (of the Vermont Barefaced-Lies, famed for their corporate-relations empire).

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:37 | 5156156 WhackoWarner
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Make peace with your soul.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:41 | 5156167 auntiesocial
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At least he didn't say they will greet us as liberators... or does everyone have short term memory loss?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:10 | 5156263 Croesus
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Easy solution to deal with those US-sponsored nutters: Ship some Ebola-infected Liberians to them...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:13 | 5156269 Mitzibitzi
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I'd be surprised if they haven't already.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:50 | 5156399 knukles
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Oh Jesus....

Shipping Ebola carriers to each other's adversaries.

This is way the fuck too much like trebucheting contaminated cattle over city walls in the 1300's
Progress not perfection

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:55 | 5156414 nmewn
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(Wets finger, holds t up to the wind)

Or the Labour Party swinging open the border in England ;-)

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:08 | 5156453 QQQBall
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Strategy is not to defaeat ISIS.... Set the bar low and over-deliver. From that stance, the strategy is 100% doable even fro Obomber

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:51 | 5156772 tony wilson
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i seem to have some trapped wind

could you hold on a second.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:56 | 5155736 Aknownymouse
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Time to buy the ISIS dip. #yeswetan. (Copied)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:57 | 5155737 Coke and Hookers
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Nonsense. ISIS is Obama's strategy. :)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:59 | 5155753 kliguy38
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his MASTERS strategy......not HIS

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:59 | 5155758 Coke and Hookers
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Correct.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155780 Citxmech
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If we seriously wanted to slow ISIS down, we might want to stop giving them money and arms, at least for starters.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:06 | 5155803 Coke and Hookers
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I wonder who is paying the salary for the US boots on the ground (Blackwater troops) in Ukraine.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:07 | 5155814 knukles
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Not Lloyd Balnkfien

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:05 | 5156630 conscious being
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Just print it up and ship it out. I remember pallets of cash disappearing into Iraq.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pallets+of+cash+iraq&rls=org.mozilla:en-...

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 17:25 | 5160321 joe90
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Hey that was the People's money that Saddam stole.  T'was the proper and right thing to give it back to them so that Democracy could be rebuilt.  "We want Fiat!" they said.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:11 | 5155835 AlaricBalth
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Knucklehead taxpayers like you and I.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:13 | 5155842 knukles
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Easy.... easy....

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:08 | 5155820 pFXTim
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> "We Don't Have A Strategy Yet"

he's waiting on word from CFR...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:06 | 5156635 conscious being
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Cha ching!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:35 | 5155934 t0mmyBerg
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Nonsense. ISIS is Obama's strategy. :)

Exactly.  And the solution going forward is surprisingly simple.  If you voted for this POS in 2012, kill yourself.  That way we do not have to worry about what you will do in the future.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:04 | 5156435 nmewn
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Kinda like a self deportation of sorts.

Sooo, everyone around here is convinced the FSB, the DGSE (shooting at Greenpeace boats, tsk tsk...lol) MI6, SAVAK etal has nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs and collect a check?

Interesting.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:57 | 5155738 john39
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'working on it'.... working on the false flag that is...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155773 Winston Churchill
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The marionettes' strings broke. I'm starting to think ISIS really went off

the reservation now,otherwise the deep state would have had something ready

to unveil.

This ,"i used to be indecisive,now I'm not so sure" routine is getting old.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:14 | 5155847 knukles
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Troof dat....
So whadda the ISIS brothers gonna do when the booze runs out?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:21 | 5155886 Winston Churchill
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Go and find more,of course.

Its what I did when I drank. Didn't matter how drunk I was.Got to get moar.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:33 | 5155935 knukles
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Reading that Winston, just brought back some very rough memories of desperate times.
Thank you. 

Perfect for the moment.   Nothing like sharing old times with people we've never met before.....

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:43 | 5155968 john39
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Sir Winston...  I believe that the MIC most certainly has plan, but obama is not at liberty to share with the public... he just screwed up and used the wrong lie in that response.  the goal is for things to get bad enough that the american people don't object to the U.S. waging war against the Syrian government.   There must be an event planned to kick this into high gear... it just hasn't happened yet...   and it has to remain a secret until it happens (like Pearl harbor or 911). 

that said, the world shadow government is obviously struggling to pull this off...  my bet, they fail...  for reasons that will become clear as this all unfolds.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:36 | 5156154 Escrava Isaura
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john39,

The question that needs to be asked is: Which institutions know that it is over. And economic and energy collapse are coming?

My bet is on few institutions. The Pentagon and Israeli Army are on that list.

Then, the next question is: What are their ‘survivable’ options, under a coming collapse?

Pentagon has (6 air bases in) Saudi Arabia = Saudi’s oil income. It wouldn’t matter who the buyer, and the currency, is.

Pentagon has Iraq oil stored underground, while their domestic population, brainwashed by fanaticism (ISIS) and patriotism (tribes), kill each other while ignorant of geopolitics and geography.

So, now the Pentagon has the stupid patriotic ISIS in IRAQ, which will give cover for US and NATO operations into Syria, through Iraq. As they kill each other, and be killed by west forces.

Syria should not be a failure this time, because Russia is ‘trapped’ in Ukraine.

If US and its puppet (NATO) fail in Syria, Iran is a no no. And Iran is the biggest prize.

Wonder why?

Oil, oil income, and Israel’s next neighbor!

Did you really think Israel is gonna stop at the 3rd grade Palestinians?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:21 | 5156288 Mitzibitzi
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Interesting to note that the 13th anniversary of 9/11 is a mere two weeks away, just as rather unpleasant events all over the damn world look like they're within a couple of weeks of kicking off with a vengeance.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 22:31 | 5156916 drdolittle
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Think we all smell a false flag coming on. Build up the never before heard of challenger ISIS then--BAM! They hit us and we gotta get patriotic and kick some ass. 9/11 took Bush from zero to hero. Right now obummer is a big zero...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:08 | 5156253 mobtown
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"I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused" Elvis Costello

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:08 | 5155813 XitSam
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So you're saying some Americans need to die so that more Americans have to die to 'protect' America?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:56 | 5155740 Uncle Sugar
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I have "Obama derangement syndrome".  I can't stand the MF.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:18 | 5156101 RockyRacoon
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Precisely.  So what could he have said that would have made even one person happy?  The situation is a no-win deal.  If he had had a perfectly detailed plan that made all the sense in the world and wouldn't cost a cent, there would be hell to pay anyhow.  If you don't like the guy... you just don't like the guy.  Kinda like my ex-brother-in-law.   Everybody hated the scumbag.  He could elicit a resentment just for giving money away for free.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 01:29 | 5157279 SAT 800
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Report it to your Obamacare Clinic; they have a vaccination for it.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:59 | 5155742 blu
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That's okay because ISIS is very busy deciding your strategy for you. Punk.

#B2CAD7

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:59 | 5155746 Canucklehead
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... Piggy Puffs in aerosol form, comprising part of a fuel air bomb.

End of problem.

http://www.olddutchfoods.com/products/additional-offerings/regular-bacn-...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:57 | 5155748 CrimsonAvenger
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I was going to write something snarky, but I just can't. This makes me so sad.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:10 | 5155830 Barnaby
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Globally and economically, it's actually good. If you have a house, land or investments, it's great.

But if you feel bad when a child plays checkers against a man who has clearly begun a chess match, I suppose you're right. Mr Obama is out of his league.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:18 | 5155867 Winston Churchill
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Putin is playing 3D chess, and Stompy feet is playing with Reggies codpiece.

Thank dog I'm only a third American, this must be beyond embarrassing for you

100%'s.I can freign total innocence.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:29 | 5156330 Barnaby
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Like the Sun Tzu stuff upthread, "sit by the river long enough and your enemy's body will float past."

I'm not above it or down in it, I just know it will one day be over and my life will never have been affected, other than my enrichment in fiat.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:00 | 5155759 ebworthen
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"We really have no control over the situation and aren't sure who the enemy is so we're just going to bomb the shit out of both sides and say we did something."

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:05 | 5155802 knukles
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You're scaring me

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:30 | 5156139 RiverRoad
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That's it!  The enemy of my enemy is my enemy!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:24 | 5156303 Zero Govt
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that leaves how many as friends?

is it anything like the US Govt's friendships around the world .. ie. fuck all

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:07 | 5156446 RiverRoad
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   We've got tons of Frenemies !!!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:01 | 5155766 Reference Variable
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 You fucking suck Obama.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:25 | 5156310 Zero Govt
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Yep that's Socialism in a nutshell

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:54 | 5156792 surfer433
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When does the Everyone in America Send the President a golf ball campaign begin? 

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:01 | 5155769 Possible Impact
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"We have a plan". Bad, because he is lying!

"We don't have a plan". Good, because he is lying!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155772 Quinvarius
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Stop funding, training and arming them you jackass.  Start there.  The only reason you do nothing is because you are on their side to start with.  You are just too stupid to admit it was another mistake.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:26 | 5155910 TuPhat
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I looked at those and see no correlation.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:49 | 5155995 kowalli
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mb you are blind...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 21:15 | 5156667 conscious being
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Wrong thread?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155783 goldhedge
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Here is a plan.  Ask your buddies Qatar and Saudia Arabia to stop funding these nutjobs.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:34 | 5155936 SAT 800
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Can't be too harsh on them; after all, they are CIA contractors; t hey just got a little carried away with the gore porn. Part of our non-military invasion of Syria. Boy are the crazies ever running loose in Washington and Virginia.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:02 | 5155785 Barnaby
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Look at that hideous suit.

Sartorially, if you pull out the Hart Schaffner & Marx, you're trying to be humble whilst leading your people to the brink of war.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:05 | 5155792 Ms. Erable
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Translation: we're still working on a way to bomb ISIS and Syrian forces at the same time and make it look like Putin's at fault.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:04 | 5155796 robochess
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the Zerobama needs strategy for ISIS: "If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared."- Machiavelli

Why wasn't Zerobama contained in Chicago? His administration is proof that containment does not work... what part of "defeating your fucking enemy" does neighborhood lawyer not understand? He certainly likes crushing conservatives.

Is he sunni or shia?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:30 | 5155922 Jethro
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Wahabi?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:07 | 5155798 Duc888
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Good lookin' out.

Our tax dollars at work.

The term "blowback" comes to mind.

 

Or another way to look at it, job security for the MIC.

 

It's all good.

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