It Begins: US May Send "Target Spotters" To Iraq To Counter ISIS "Offensive"

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On Thursday, we chronicled recent events in Syria including the fall of Palmyra to ISIS which has promptly led the mainstream media to decry the possibility that another ‘treasure of antiquity’ is set to be lost to barbarous black flag-flying militants. We also noted that the group’s latest “offensive” in Iraq, which supposedly culminated with the capture of Ramadi and control of a “strategic highway linking Iraq and Syria, and a haul of weapons abandoned by Iraqi forces,” sounds like a great excuse for Washington to send in a “tactical, contained group of troops.”

Not 24 hours later, a suicide bomber detonated inside a Saudi mosque and as expected, the culprit was none other than ISIS. Here’s The NY Times:

The Islamic State extremist group claimed responsibility Friday for a suicide bombing during midday prayer at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Health Ministry said at least 21 people had been killed and more than 120 others injured.


It appeared to be the first official claim of an attack inside the kingdom by the Islamic State, which has seized control of much of Syria and Iraq.


The group attributed the attack to a new unit, the Najd Province, named for the central region of Saudi Arabia around Riyadh…


At the same time, Saudi Arabia’s participation in the American-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State has raised fears of a backlash from its sympathizers at home. Thousands of


Saudis have traveled to join the Islamic State, which follows a puritanical school of Islam that scholars say is similar to that of Saudi Arabia.


Leaders of the Islamic State have called with increasing vehemence for their supporters to carry out attacks in the kingdom, accusing its leaders of hypocrisy. Saudi Arabia’s leaders and clerics deny any similarity between their understanding of Islam and that of the Islamic State.

There you have it. ISIS has now purportedly opened a franchise in Riyadh which, as we said on Friday, seems like as good an excuse as any to expand Decisive Storm because after all, if you’re Saudi Arabia, the barbarians are nearly at the gates.

As you can see, there are now plenty of excuses to put boots on the ground first in Iraq, and then in Syria. Put simply: if there was ever an opportune time to play the ISIS card on the way to ousting Assad and securing a route for Qatari natural gas to flow to Europe thus breaking Gazprom (and Putin’s) stranglehold, this is surely it. 

Indeed, the media propaganda machine is kicking into high gear. Take the following graphic from The Times for instance, which depicts a giant globe with highlights on “countries with groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS”:

The above makes it look like ISIS has launched a Naziesque blitzkrieg on the way to invading multiple countries. This, of course, is completely absurd. There are a lot of groups who can claim membership in a lot of countries meaning that we could produce a lot of these maps if we wanted to, but it wouldn’t mean that any of said groups were on the verge of a Napoleonic global conquest.

But reality never got in the way of a good story which is why we were not at all surprised to read this from Bloomberg:

Islamic State’s seizure of Ramadi has revived a debate in the Obama administration about whether to send a limited number of U.S. military specialists to Iraqi battlefields to target airstrikes on the extremists...


Conducting precision airstrikes that avoid civilian casualties is more difficult without spotters using laser designators and other tools to guide them, particularly in and around cities, said a State Department official who spoke under ground rules requiring anonymity.


A U.S. airstrike in November against a different extremist group in Syria killed two children and wounded two adults, the Defense Department reported Thursday…


While the issue of spotters has been raised before, no recommendation to deploy the specialists known as joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs, has reached the president, according to the official.


Obama described the fall of Ramadi as a “tactical setback,” and White House officials downplayed the prospect that he might order any major policy shift in its aftermath.


“Those who are calling on a change in strategy, I would encourage them to be specific,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in Washington on Thursday. “And I don’t think that they will find either a lot of support on the part of the American people for a large-scale deployment of military resources to essentially re-invade Iraq or invade Syria.”


A decision to send air controllers wouldn’t necessarily clash with his comment because their numbers would be small, and several military authorities are saying that’s an option the president should consider…


On Capitol Hill Thursday, retired General Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the Army, said deploying JTACs, also called forward air controllers, could quickly shift the balance against Islamic State by making its fighters more vulnerable to U.S. and coalition air attacks…


“Seventy-five percent of the sorties we are currently running with our attack aircraft come back without dropping bombs, mostly because they cannot acquire the target or cannot properly identify the target,” he said. “Forward air controllers fix that problem.”

Carefully worded trial balloons don’t get much better than that. You see, the problem is that we are accidentally killing innocent children on our bombing runs and that’s if we’re lucky enough to be able to drop any bombs at all which apparently we only do a quarter of the time, and the whole “problem” could be “fixed” by deploying a couple of “spotters” with laser pointers. 

We'll leave it to readers to determine if, kind of like "plumbing" means "unions" at WalMart, "spotters" actually means "Delta Force" at The White House but whatever the case, once the US military starts the "spotting" we imagine mission creep will kick in in very short order. 

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Dumgoy's picture
Dumgoy (not verified) May 23, 2015 8:43 AM

It begins?   The wars for Eretz Israel never ended nor will they end, stupid goy.

Sonic the porcupine's picture

I don't know why Tyler is pro-union. (Or at least sympathetic)

If there are "spotters" on the ground, I'm sure ISIS won't try to kill them. But if they do, that would make good headlines for more escalation.

AlaricBalth's picture

ISLAMABAD: Yousaf al Salafi – allegedly the Pakistan commander of Islamic State (IS) or Daish – has confessed during investigations that he has been receiving funds through the United States.

Law enforcing agencies on January 22 claimed that they arrested al Salafi, along with his two companions, during a joint raid in Lahore. However, sources revealed that al Salafi was actually arrested sometimes in December last year and it was only disclosed on January 22.

“During the investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organisation in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source privy to the investigations revealed to Daily Express on the condition of anonymity.

Al Salafi is a Pakistani-Syrian, who entered Pakistan through Turkey five months ago. Earlier, it was reported that he crossed into Turkey from Syria and was caught there. However, he managed to escape from Turkey and reached Pakistan to establish IS in the region.

Sources said al Salafi’s revelations were shared with the US Secretary of State John Kerry during his recent visit to Islamabad. “The matter was also taken up with CENTCOM chief General Lloyd Austin during his visit to Islamabad earlier this month,” a source said.

Al Salafi also confessed that he – along with a Pakistani accomplice, reportedly imam of a mosque – was recruiting people to send them to Syria and was getting around $600 per person from Syria.

Stackers's picture

uhm .... if we dont currently have "spotters" in country now, then who is providing target assignments for these sorties to be launched in the first place ?????????????????

Motasaurus's picture

Don't you remember? We gave ISIS the ability and clearance to call down airstrikes. Sadly it turned out they spent less time calling down airstrikes on Syrian forces and more time calling down airstrikes on refugee camps than was politically convenient. 

gladih8r's picture

This probably is designed to provide cover for whatever operatives are already there....supporting iCIAsis more likely than not.

RafterManFMJ's picture

...look like ISIS has launched a Naziesque blitzkrieg.


Dem Nazis.

Well, the Nazis didn't like Jews, and the ISIS, oddly, loves them.  Else why haven't they been attacking Israel and Israeli interests?  It almost as though ISIS is some kind of fake...

tony wilson and saturn zion devils's picture
tony wilson and saturn zion devils (not verified) RafterManFMJ May 23, 2015 11:02 AM

ask a nazi what he thinks of the askernazi he will probably say thats my bank manager.
ask hitler and maybe he would say my tavistock script writer ask churchill he will say my rothschild base

0b1knob's picture

< This ends with "Mission Accomplished".

< This ends with ISIS throwing another SOP on the barbie.

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Main_Sequence (not verified) Stackers May 23, 2015 9:29 AM

When you consider the sophisticated spy satellites and surveillance drones such as the Global Hawk that the US military has at its disposal, there is no excuse for not having real-time intel of the theater of operations for tactical operations.  Why has nobody questioned this?  Why aren't the US using drones to take out ISIS targets as they do everywhere else?  Why risk running hundreds of manned sorties with a dozen countries involved?  Most likely the countries that take part will be rewarded with drilling rights, construction contracts, and other benefits at the expense of overthrowing soverign nations.

How effective have these sorties been at weakening what seems to be a battalion of guys dressed in black outfits, in the desert with a convoy of Toyota pickups?  The only logical explanation is that ISIS are serving a solid purpose for US-NATO-ZION in destabilizing the region, securing natural resources, gas pipeline routes, etc.

You ever notice how they are always wearing black for the pictures?  You can see their fatigues and combat boots clearly, and I can assure you these don't look like a rag-tag group of psychos.  They're covered in black to hide their country of origin.

Quite frankly, the more research you do on ISIS, the more it looks like they only exist in the media -- a complete and total fabrication to create fear and justify the expenditures of the military industrial congrassional complex.  

It's a good time to be in the defense industry, no doubt.  Problem, reaction solution.  Fucking pathetic.

new game's picture

sums it up - by far best the post today, now i can stop reading, thanks.


WOAR's picture

Our most common missiles date back to the 70's. Our most common bombs date back to before WWII.

We have problems hitting targets because we work with Raytheon processors older than your parents, that get BIT tested by computers that wouldn't know a flash drive from a floppy dick. We still use goddamned magnetic tape to store memory.

Old school lasers help our missiles work, and that's just a fact. Of course, this is all completely besides the point.

We shouldn't be using this crap in the Middle East litter box, anyways.

socmarine's picture

That's interesting you bring that up. I have two buds that are AFSOC Forward Combat Controllers that are there and have been. For the time being they will continue to rotate SF, MARSOC, CAGS etc. It doesn't draw attention. When you deploy the 82nd or a MEU....that's harder to hide. 

Have a good one

Keep your heads on a swivel people. 

AIIB's picture
AIIB (not verified) Dumgoy May 23, 2015 8:53 AM

Balfour Agreement (phase deux)


All the land from the Suez Canal to the Tigris & Euphrates

Payne's picture

What ever they decide to do will Fail as does everyone of their plans for going on 15 years now.  When you start with Stupid the outcome is still stupid.

AIIB's picture
AIIB (not verified) Payne May 23, 2015 9:05 AM

I'm not saying what will or won't happen... I'm just saying that, secretly, this is on the agenda of some cabals... Not that you'll ever hear anything about it on the evening news... FFS - Nobody ever taught me about Balfour when I was school for that matter...

Winston Churchill's picture

Do they teach anything in school nowadays?

I think Balfour came up in my prep school FFS.

Maybe I'm just getting old and crabby, but dooming kids to repeat the mistakes of history,

is child abuse.

GMadScientist's picture

Let's just say that there's a contingent who has a vested interest in Americans not understanding that Israel was carved out and stolen on British say-so.

AIIB's picture

hijacked British say so...


All I ever learned in school was about how Hitler was one of Nostradamuses "antichrists"...


- On holidays, when I got a week off from school, I got to watch THE TEN COMMANDMENTS every spring holiday (& the evil Pharaoh)

- Sometimes it was a 'marathon weekend' & I was also treated to Ben Hur (& learned about the evil Romans)


So, fast FOARward to MY LIFETIME... All I know is this...


The poor mistreated 'folks', from Ramuses II, to Tiberius & Caligula, to Hitler... Somehow, now... control...


- Money counterfeitting, practically worldwide (FED, 'especially' since Bretton Woods ended and unabashed 'money printing' was unleashed)

- MSM (100% Reuters & Associated Press, and north of 75% of the major MSM networks that remain)

- Google (80%)

- Facebook

- Hollywood (both motion picture & recording industries)

- 75% of the State Senates of California & New York

- "K" Street, CIA, & most of the MIC supply chain

- Half of the United States Supreme Court

- Most of the TBTF Wall St. operations (including the Wall St. ~ Wash DC revolving door)


You know ~ stuff they don't teach you at your SAUL ALINSKY school...


So the only 'schooling' I get anymore is from CH1 (right fucking here on ZH), talking to me about 'blind hatred'... Because there should be ZERO DOUBT in anyone's mind that the 'folks' (whom Moses supposedly led out of the desert 3,000 years ago, which, in 5...4...3...2..., could think of nothing better to occupy their time with was to build golden calves to worship), & whom are supposedly so oppressed, have nothing but GOOD intentions by controlling:




- political activism

- jurisprudence




I mean... FFS, doesn't anyone want to make bagels or run a deli anymore?


I do those things... AS A HOBBY FFS... The leftover bread that gets hard or turns stale I feed to the birds (& THEY seem to like it ~ the morning dew seems to soften it up a bit ~ anyway, it's always GONE, whether or not they stop to write me a thank you note)...


I guess my 'schooling' just isn't as complete as I thought it was... My bad!

americanreality's picture

Using either "It begins.."  or the even less desirable  "And so it begins.."  DESERVES A BOOT TO THE TEETH.  Please don't use such dramatic nonsense again.  So it begins...  Fuck off.  Drama queens.  

GMadScientist's picture

Come now, you need only pick up any King James version to understand that the intersection of banking and religion has been worth killing for, to a select few, for at least a couple thousand years; you'll note that Jesus wasn't crucified while preaching (thanks to the shielding qualities of parable, perhaps), or healing (oh, how they love a doctor in the family), but when he upset the moneylenders in the temple. One might rightly ask, "Um, how did these guys get into the temple and what was their arragement with same on their fixed FX racket proceeds?" (ring any bells? recent wrist-slapping of certain bankster "#cartelblanchebitchez" or "#mafiosodipshits" perhaps, good, glad you're following along at home).

Pop a Bollinger in honor of the longest running scam in history. :)

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Achilles Heel (not verified) GMadScientist May 23, 2015 4:09 PM

King James (1604), is a poor example.


Henry VIII preceded KJI in that respect.


In any case, It's not difficult to observe, historically, the migration of 'religious beliefs', towards 'financial interests'


FFS, the papacy in Rome, finally only yielded to Henry VIII, & KJI because they stood to lose 'tithe' revenue from their property holdings in England


MONEY TALKS  - Bullshit & religion WALKS



Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Perhaps this hard-hitting force will include the much-feared Air Farce Special Force 'Combat Weathermen'.  Whenever you hear 'The humidity is risin', the barometer is gettin' low, according to our sources, the street's the place to go', LOOK OUT.

greyghost's picture

Military Spotters.......who the hell needs them? I can see all the isis military parades i want on world wide television. been saying for two years....take these thugs out while they parade up and down iraqi roads......sometimes you just can't help the stupid

new game's picture

iraq, the new west bank of the ME. trillion moar for democracy, something the mussies will embrace, ya know, the separation of state and religous beliefs...ha, makes vietnam look like a military exercise. this shit just doesn't end. the fed should just print million dollar yellow ribbons...

Omega_Man's picture

Since US created it's own proxy ISIS army, perhaps Iran should start their own as well.

gladih8r's picture

Yeah only evil people may be harder to find in the Iranian gov't. Ironically. 

Omega_Man's picture

US created this conflict and intend it to go on for a very very long time. That's what's suits them and Israel. To spice it up we need some input from China and Russia through a back door, like a new Shite group to counter it. Then you will see ISIS get even more nicer US weapons.

Motasaurus's picture

So was the Saudi mosque a false flag to:

a) Give the house of Saud pretext to invade Syria?

b) Give the Saudi people a distraction to avert their gaze from their losing position in Yemen? 

c) US retaliation for the destruction of the shale oil industry?

d) All of the above? 

TheReplacement's picture

Indeed.  The fact that they attacked shia when the 'targeted rulers' are sunni speaks volumes.

Iran needs to arm the shia in SA.

GMadScientist's picture

e) Remind House Saud how vulnerable they are

dogismycopilot's picture

The US is a nutless Monkey in Iraq. They will send some spotters who will run a few missions and get a medal. Meanwhile, the Iranians are doing the real heavy lifting in Iraq. No one can save Iraq now except the Iranians.

Sudden Debt's picture

Great... another million citizens will die thanks to those US peacekeepers.


And 500 billion dollars later with millions of casualties without having anything to show for it... the US will probably pull back those troops in... let’s say... 2025?


roadhazard's picture

"It begins"


So you must be starting from today.

joego1's picture

Maybe we should be starting from "Mission Accomplished".


The Iraq War in Quotes


11/15/1999, Dick Cheney, CEO of Halliburton (later, Vice President) “Oil remains fundamentally a government business. While many regions of the world offer great oil opportunities, the Middle East with two-thirds of the world’s oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately lies, even though companies are anxious for greater access there, progress continues to be slow.” (at the  London Institute of Petroleum) 10/11/2000, George W. Bush, Candidate for President “I don’t think our troops ought to be used for what’s called nation building.” 02/26/2001, L. Paul Bremmer III (became head of Iraq occupation) “The new administration seems to be paying no attention to the problem of terrorism. What they will do is stagger along until there’s a major incident and then suddenly say, `Oh, my God, shouldn’t we be organized to deal with this?’ “

Where are we headed now? In Afghanistan? In the election?

09 / 11 / 2001 10/29/2001, Michael Leeden, American Enterprise Institute “Just wage a total war against these tyrants; I think we will do very well and our children will sing great songs about us years from now.”

02/13/2002, Kenneth Adelman, a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board

“Liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk.”

09/18/2002,  Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense (before Congress) “We do know that the Iraqi regime has chemical and biological weapons. His regime has amassed large, clandestine stockpiles of chemical weapons — including VX, sarin, cyclosarin and mustard gas. … His regime has amassed large, clandestine stockpiles of biological weapons—including anthrax and botulism toxin, and possibly smallpox.” (presentation to Congress) 10/7/2002, George W. Bush, President “The Iraqi regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons. We know that the regime has produced thousands of tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, sarin nerve gas, VX nerve gas.” 11/01/2002, George W. Bush, President “… for the sake of protecting our friends and allies, the United States will lead a mighty coalition of freedom-loving nations and disarm Saddam Hussein. See, I can’t imagine what was going through the mind of this enemy when they hit us. They probably thought the national religion was materialism, that we were so selfish and so self-absorbed that after9/11/2001 this mighty nation would take a couple of steps back and file a lawsuit. 11/14/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense “I’m glad you asked. It has nothing to do with oil, literally nothing to do with oil.” 11/15/2002, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense “Five days or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last longer.” 01/10/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense “… something under $50 billion for the cost. How much of that would be the U.S. burden, and how much would be other countries, is an open question.” 02/08/2003, George W. Bush, President “We also know that Iraq is harboring a terrorist network headed by a senior al Qaeda terrorist planner. This network runs a poison and explosive training camp in northeast Iraq, and many of its leaders are known to be in Baghdad.” 03/16/2003, Dick Cheney, Vice President “My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. . . . I think it will go relatively quickly, . . . [in] weeks rather than months.” 03 / 19 / 2003.  Start of Iraq War 03/22/2003, General Tommy Franks “There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them.”  03/27/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary “There’s a lot of money to pay for this … the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” 03/30/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense “We know where they are [Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction]. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat.” 05/01/2003, George W. Bush, President “My fellow Americans: Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”  Under the banner “Mission Accomplished.” 05/09/2003, Paul Wolfowitz, Deputy Defense Secretary (phone interview with Vanity Fair) “The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason, but — hold on one second… [Interrupted by DOD attorney].” 07/02/2003, George W. Bush, President “There are some who feel like — that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring ’em on!  We’ve got the force necessary …”  07/24/2003, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense “No. That’s someone else’s business. Quagmire is — I don’t do quagmires.” 09/14/2003, Dick Cheney, Vice President “If we’re successful in Iraq … we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11.“ 09/17/2003,  George W. Bush, President Q: Mr. President, Dr. Rice and Secretary Rumsfeld both said yesterday that they have seen no evidence that Iraq had anything to do with September 11th. THE PRESIDENT: “We’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th.” 06/28/2004, Dick Cheney, Vice President  “Two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraq.” 03/31/2005, President’s Commission on WMD

We conclude that the Intelligence Community was dead wrong in almost all of its pre-war judgments about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.  —Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (Letter of transmittal pdf)

06/29/2005, Dick Cheney, Vice President I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency. 03/18/2006, Dick Cheney, Vice President, “Q: About a year ago, you said that the insurgency in Iraq was in its final throes. Do you still believe this? Cheney: Yes. 05/22/2006, George W. Bush, President “We have now reached a turning point in the struggle between freedom and terror.” 09/10/2006, Dick Cheney, Vice President “If we had to do it over again we would do exactly the same thing.” Q: Exactly the same thing? Cheney: Yes, Sir. 09/11/2006, US Government Accounting Office,( “Attacks against the coalition and its Iraqi partners reached an all time high during July 2006.” 01/18/2007, Henry Kissinger (Advisor to G. W. Bush; Secretary of State under Nixon and Ford) “They [American forces] are there as an expression of the American national interest to prevent the Iranian combination of imperialism and fundamentalist ideology from dominating a region on which the energy supplies of the industrial democracies depend.” 9/9/2008, Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve through 2005. (from The Age of Turbulence, p.463) “I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.”
earleflorida's picture

Bravo !!!

@ joego1

Not to take away from your thunder, but too add to the irony:  Mission Accomplished in 2003 brought about the largest cost to the war being reconstruction. And, yes... Cheneys' Haliburton got the 'Lion's Share' of bring the oil infrastructure on-line!

Compeditors didn't even bother submitting bids!

Haliburton got No-bid Contracts with 'T&M' thrown in just for laughs!

Iraq was already indebted to the Int'l Community for ~$350 Bn., but like the 1st Iraq War (Bush #41) where Iraq was responsible for paying the clean-up tab which had kept them penniless throughout and into Bush #43 Iraqi war!

'Keep em pregnant and barefoot!" 

withglee's picture

This is like watching the Globe Trotters and the Washington Generals and thinking you're seeing a basketball contest. Both teams report to the same people, people.

joego1's picture

Ok, You guys go into that Muslim infested rat hole with these laser pointers and point them at the enemy. The enemy is anyone wearing black. We got your back. God Bless America. Oh yeah, almost forgot, take this Bible with you in case you are captured.

Soul Glow's picture

It was cool when that one guy quoted Shakespear at Obama during his State of the Union,

"You lie!"

If Obama had any wit he would have replied in play,

"Draw if you be men!"

But he is an idiot, a bitch, and anything but a scholar.  He knows only what is written before him.  He has no cunning, no foresight, and no rebuke.  He is spineless, souless, and carries with him an air of dignity best described as French bourgeoisie, or entitled.

Entitled like the millions of people he subdues with foodstamps while banking giants such as Lord Blankfein and Lrod DImon pillage what is left of the American economy and American Dream.  He asked for people to hope and hope they did, sitting on their couches and hoping the world would change around them as if magically, never realizing it is for us to change our own world.

And this has been the grand trick of democracy - that the system benefits the whole.  It doesn't.  People need to stand up and march to get attention.  The problem is they won't until it is too late, and even then likely rather go to war with a foreign enemy then take responsibility for the problem.  And this is why we here at Fight Club know our only solutions are beans, bullets, and bullion.  It may sound lonely to some, but it is real truth.

So don't worry about spreading the news.  Fuck the idiot masses, they'll never listen.  As my late Dad told me, "You can lead a horse to water, but if that horse pisses near it there goes your fresh supply."


GMadScientist's picture

They marched their asses off to stop Bush and Cheney from playing Lawrence of Arabia. How'd that go?

Soul Glow's picture

People marched for a day.  Then they went back and worked for the man, paid their taxes, drove their Suburus from their suburban McMansions to Subway (because that ain't fastfood haha) instead of cooking a meal at home from veegies they grew in their yard (can't do that because their yard is a lawn nuked in pesticides - a petrollium by product), played a round of golf at the country club (also on pesticide nuked lawns), and then went to sleep watching TV shows that mainline the establishment right into their souls (whether PBS or FOX, doesn't matter, both support the establishment).

So yeah, that went swimmingly.  But thanks for the short quip.  Shows what you know.

joego1's picture

The citizens of Iraq must be longing for the good old days of Sadam Hussain when they had food water, sewers and no bombs raining down on them.

GMadScientist's picture

Yeah, like Stockholm syndrome sufferers they probably miss the secret police and torture too.

WOAR's picture

That stopped?!?!

I thought they'd...

*put on shades*


Urban Redneck's picture

JSOC needs to be dismantled immediately and the constituent units returned to their respective services.

Standing armies are enough of a "necessary evil", but this a fiefdom that be grown into a personal imperial army because of the policy of avoiding deployment disclosures, and because the CIC doesn't have the balls to man up to his own actions.

Morover this an operation that is more suited to airborn/air assault division or MEF - there are simply too many moving parts and too much ground for the mission to be effectively executed by a smaller SOCOM unit in a sustainanble manner.


Callz d Ballz's picture

Since when did we care what we hit?