If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Fox News)   You know who else advocated attacking a country because they used WMDs on their own people?   (foxnews.com) divider line 485
    More: News, Secretary of State John Kerry, WMDs, chemical weapons, Buck McKeon, military plans, White House Press Secretary  
•       •       •

19512 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Aug 2013 at 4:48 PM (33 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



485 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-08-26 06:14:26 PM

the money is in the banana stand: 21-7-b: Radioactive Ass: 21-7-b: I don't have enough information to say that I know who used the chemical weapons. The administration thinks it does

I think the time for some sort of Western intervention has come, though.

The administration needs to lay out that information to the voters then because if the administration is going  to attack someone in their name then they need to be shown exactly why it is justified. Both sides have a motive for doing it or not doing it and both sides have denied it. One side is lying. How about we do that before shooting $200+ million dollars worth of missiles on them and give assistance to what amounts to Al Queda?

Unless they go outside of their own borders we need to stay out of it.

I don't get this argument that we shouldn't intervene because we would be strengthening the syrian Al Qaeda franchise. Obviously we need to intervene in a way that doesn't strengthen Al Qaeda. What has so far strengthened Al Qaeda is our not intervening, and the longer time passes without us intervening the stronger they look set to become. They slaughtered 450 Kurds the other day, for example, and their ranks are now being daily swelled by underequipped FSA fighters

Show me how to effectively target and isolate our opposition. THAT is the problem.


Yeah, it is a problem, but as I understand it we can supply anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons which we can stop falling into the wrong hands because of the communication equipment they contain and the ability to remotely deactivate them. That places the FSA in a position whereby they can fight Assad, rather than simply being pounded day-after-day, as they have been, which should in turn make them seem more militarily attractive to those fighting than the Al Qaeda affiliates.

Ultimately if Syria is to stay intact the government will need to govern the loyalists, the rebels and the Kurds, and, given the last two-and-a-half years, not to mention the preceding 50, to govern without repression is going to require a meaningful coalition. In many ways, then, the obviousness of the difficulty inherent in the problem makes the solution easier: the country is going to need a meaningful, inclusive constitution that guarantees the groups some degree of safety and autonomy and has to sideline the all-or-nothing approach of Assad and Al Qaeda

The longer it takes us to do something the more atrocities the Al Qaeda franchises and Assad will commit and the more repressive the victorious parties are likely to be

Here's a site dedicated to the creative side of the revolution

Al Qaeda is using the uprising to further its own agenda. We need to ensure that our actions don't further their agenda. Done right, though, weakening Assad can also weaken Al Qaeda
 
2013-08-26 06:14:44 PM

muck4doo: When do the anti-war protests start? It's been years since the last good protests.


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2013-08-26 06:15:01 PM
To all the folks that want dusty boots;  Show me the R.O.I..
 
2013-08-26 06:15:59 PM

muck4doo: When do the anti-war protests start? It's been years since the last good protests.


Oh hell muck, those hippies are still trying to figure out how to milk #Occupy XXX some more. They wouldn't know who or what to protest in this shiatty mess.
 
2013-08-26 06:16:18 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.


You practice to be this factually impaired?
 
2013-08-26 06:16:59 PM

tirob: Apik0r0s: Darkrover2: So we know they gassed their own people.

How will the public react when we invade to end WMD's and don't find any?

I ask again, how in the fark do we know that?

Because Zionist media and leaders who pick up millions in AIPAC money said so?

We don't know that.  Yet.  But I think there is some evidence that the Syrian government gassed its own people even though the Zionist media and the AIPAC shills said they did.  To wit:  3600 people who all came down in the same morning with symptoms that led doctors to believe they had all been exposed to a neurotoxin, the Syrian government's conventional bombardment of the area where those people lived over the course of the next several days after the symptoms were first reported, the fact that just about all the people affected were Sunni Muslims, and the dearth of reliable evidence that the rebels possess chemical weapons or that they know how to handle and deliver them.


Makes sense, that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons in such an obvious way on the eve of a UN team arriving to investigate chemical weapons use. No detective in the world would buy that, they know you look at who benefits.
 
2013-08-26 06:17:14 PM

Heron: TuteTibiImperes: The way Morsi was going he wouldn't made Mubarek look like Mother Theresa.  The Egyptian Military stepped in to fix the problem before it got out of hand, and once they've handled the Muslim Brotherhood situation hopefully they step down and allow for democratic elections.

Israel is our strongest ally in the region, and we need to consider their needs in our operations over there.

The Egyptian military never stopped running things. Morsi tried to stand up to them and they proved that. They let that experiment last precisely as long as it took for the westernized urban minority to once more realize it was a minority, and when enough of them were willing to play along with their grandparents' deal to support military rule in exchange for second-hand modernization, they went right back to doing things more or less the way they have been since the Officers' Revolt.

At best, they'll allow a greater patina of powerless civilian control to sit in front of their rule; most likely, they'll just run it as an oligarchic council and shy away from the Strong Man excesses Nasser introduced and which threatened to transform into de facto monarchy under Mubarak(remember, he was trying to pass everything off to his son, whereas typically Head of State status has passed on to the next highest ranked military official when one "President" has stepped down or died).

As to Morsi, you need to understand exactly what he did. He tried to cut out the military and old military political clients from government. The power to legislate without judicial approval was necessary because all those judges are hold overs from the military regime. He attempted to re-install a democratically elected legislature -that yes, was mostly members of his Islamist part but that's because those are who the Egyptians freely elected; that party won for a reason, and that reason is its candidates got the most votes- which the military had disbanded through the Supreme Constitutional Court, whi ...


cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-08-26 06:18:07 PM

Kit Fister: So, let's see. We have Al Qaeda/Muslim Extremists on one side, and we have an assholish dictator on the other. Meanwhile, the one side is supported by the likes of Iran, and the other the likes of China and Russia. With as much support as China and russia give Assad, this could easily end up worse than either Iraq or A-Stan.

HOW THE fark COULD GETTING INVOLVED POSSIBLY BE A GOOD IDEA?!


lh3.googleusercontent.com

Who cares, as long as there are more dead brown people, right?
 
2013-08-26 06:19:26 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-08-26 06:20:44 PM

debug: 21-7-b: Radioactive Ass: 21-7-b: I don't have enough information to say that I know who used the chemical weapons. The administration thinks it does

I think the time for some sort of Western intervention has come, though.

The administration needs to lay out that information to the voters then because if the administration is going  to attack someone in their name then they need to be shown exactly why it is justified. Both sides have a motive for doing it or not doing it and both sides have denied it. One side is lying. How about we do that before shooting $200+ million dollars worth of missiles on them and give assistance to what amounts to Al Queda?

Unless they go outside of their own borders we need to stay out of it.

I don't get this argument that we shouldn't intervene because we would be strengthening the syrian Al Qaeda franchise. Obviously we need to intervene in a way that doesn't strengthen Al Qaeda. What has so far strengthened Al Qaeda is our not intervening, and the longer time passes without us intervening the stronger they look set to become. They slaughtered 450 Kurds the other day, for example, and their ranks are now being daily swelled by underequipped FSA fighters

So why do WE need to get involved?  Why can't Germany, UK, France, Italy etc take care of it.  Why does it always have to be us?  We aren't even on the same side of the damn planet.  Seems it should be a little more pressing of an issue for their own neighbors.


That's true, but the bottom line is that America is the top dog.
 
2013-08-26 06:21:26 PM
Invade Iraq for oil and now Syria for gas? It's always something.
 
2013-08-26 06:22:51 PM

21-7-b: Al Qaeda is using the uprising to further its own agenda. We need to ensure that our actions don't further their agenda. Done right, though, weakening Assad can also weaken Al Qaeda


Well now, there is the crux of the biscuit. The rebellion is clearly aligned to AQ. There is no doubt of that.  Assad is propped by Pooty Poot and Iran. 'Done right' in this case = doing nothing.  We can hope the rebels get in a few licks and take Assad out. And some other hat in the Syrian Military takes over and squashes the rebels and can appease the Islamo nutters long enough for some back room bargains. Sadly, our bargainer is Obama and he's not good at this.  Putin is. It's not like we held any sway before in Syria, but maybe the russians can talk some sense to these idiots.  Iran is basically checked by Israel. If Iran does anything outwardly agressive, the Jews will crash that crap, and Putin knows he can do nothing outwardly agressive about it.  Proxy v Proxy....
 
2013-08-26 06:23:20 PM

Darkrover2: During Obama's first campaign, I asked people why we should elect as President someone that had less than half of the national political experience of the much lampooned Dan Quayle had when he ran for Vice-President.

Apparently the reason is to set a socialist


farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-26 06:23:24 PM

muck4doo: When do the anti-war protests start? It's been years since the last good protests.


Can we start protesting with upside down American Flags again?
 
2013-08-26 06:24:17 PM
It seems like only four days ago when when we all had a good laugh about Obama being indifferent to gassed Syrians. Those were the days.
 
2013-08-26 06:25:37 PM

lordjupiter: Darkrover2: During Obama's first campaign, I asked people why we should elect as President someone that had less than half of the national political experience of the much lampooned Dan Quayle had when he ran for Vice-President.

Apparently the reason is to set a socialist

[250x272 from http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3292/5763428843_ce57f1f3a9.jpg image 250x272]


As we knew you would...ignorance is bliss for the ignorant.
 
2013-08-26 06:26:54 PM

JerseyTim: It seems like only four days ago when when we all had a good laugh about Obama being indifferent to gassed Syrians. Those were the days.


He hasn't done much yet. This still falls under the "talk big" heading.
 
2013-08-26 06:27:25 PM

2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.

You practice to be this factually impaired?


If you think you have all the facts, I got news for you.  You don't.  But if you put some lipstick on that chicken tonight, I'm sure you'll both enjoy it.
 
2013-08-26 06:27:54 PM

ztrom: Heron:
Israel does not equal Jews. Israel is a State run by war-mongers whose own military and secret service think need to chill the fark out, and Judaism is a world-wide religion with a century-long tradition of peacefulness, neighborliness, open-mindedness, empiricism, and scholarship.

The latter half did fark-all to save them in the centuries upon centuries that they've been treated as walking abominations by most of the Western world.


Did I say that it did? Europeans are disgusting assholes; humans in general are disgusting assholes. No part of their respective traditions and histories saved the Basques, the Welsh, the Irish, the Czechs, the Roma, the Ainu or any other "people" surrounded and outnumbered by another "people" -or attacked by a technically stronger foe- in any other part of the world, either. Be a minority anywhere before the 20th century, and in most places still, and chances were good you'd have a pretty rough time of it. This indisputably crappy fact of human existence doesn't make treating other people as sub-humans right, nor war-mongering just. That Europeans before WWII were shiatheads doesn't justify bull-dozing Palestinian homes, or reducing Beirut to rubble. You don't choose to be moral because it saves you; you choose to be moral because the only thing that gives life any value is choosing how you want to live it, and staying true to that decision.
 
2013-08-26 06:29:05 PM

Darkrover2: lordjupiter: Darkrover2: During Obama's first campaign, I asked people why we should elect as President someone that had less than half of the national political experience of the much lampooned Dan Quayle had when he ran for Vice-President.

Apparently the reason is to set a socialist

[250x272 from http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3292/5763428843_ce57f1f3a9.jpg image 250x272]

As we knew you would...ignorance is bliss for the ignorant.


Put your line back in the water
 
2013-08-26 06:29:57 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Benghazi
Libya
Taxbongocare
Benghazi
Katrina
Iraq
Iran
Benghazi
Kosovo
Battle of Tours
Syria

Congratulations, Taxbongo!  Another disaster on your hands!

Taxbongo?  I'm no fan of the man, but your point is greatly watered down when you resort to childish name-calling.


Agreed. The obamacare issue was very heavy handed, and the mandate could have been written differently. The recent security leaks have been embarrassing, and other countries are wising up to his not really being desirous to put boots on the ground for more than a few minutes. None of these are cataclysmic, so I'd ask what those other disasters are, other than the ones handed to him like the economy, the two wars, and a culture of secrecy that borders on becoming a police state. He's done some stupid shiat, but the right-wing had better not claim they handed over to him a country overwhelmed with magical puppies and companies gleefully handing out well paid jobs.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-08-26 06:30:28 PM

Darkrover2: lordjupiter: Darkrover2: During Obama's first campaign, I asked people why we should elect as President someone that had less than half of the national political experience of the much lampooned Dan Quayle had when he ran for Vice-President.

Apparently the reason is to set a socialist

[250x272 from http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3292/5763428843_ce57f1f3a9.jpg image 250x272]

As we knew you would...ignorance is bliss for the ignorant.


Naw.  Obama is about as socialist as the Rockefeller family.  If you think he's a socialist then you are redefining words.
 
2013-08-26 06:31:54 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: debug: 21-7-b: Radioactive Ass: 21-7-b: I don't have enough information to say that I know who used the chemical weapons. The administration thinks it does

I think the time for some sort of Western intervention has come, though.

The administration needs to lay out that information to the voters then because if the administration is going  to attack someone in their name then they need to be shown exactly why it is justified. Both sides have a motive for doing it or not doing it and both sides have denied it. One side is lying. How about we do that before shooting $200+ million dollars worth of missiles on them and give assistance to what amounts to Al Queda?

Unless they go outside of their own borders we need to stay out of it.

I don't get this argument that we shouldn't intervene because we would be strengthening the syrian Al Qaeda franchise. Obviously we need to intervene in a way that doesn't strengthen Al Qaeda. What has so far strengthened Al Qaeda is our not intervening, and the longer time passes without us intervening the stronger they look set to become. They slaughtered 450 Kurds the other day, for example, and their ranks are now being daily swelled by underequipped FSA fighters

So why do WE need to get involved?  Why can't Germany, UK, France, Italy etc take care of it.  Why does it always have to be us?  We aren't even on the same side of the damn planet.  Seems it should be a little more pressing of an issue for their own neighbors.

Europeans have defunded their militaries to the point they simply cannot carry out such a mission. Hell, they needed US support for the much less difficult removal of Gaddaffi. They know we will pay for it and bleed for it, so why bother.


Quite apart from raw military capability, America can call in favors far more effectively than individual (or even a coalition of) European countries. Generally, if America flexes its muscles it can rely on some sort of back-up. If a European country tried to flex its muscles in the same way it would be laughed out of town
 
2013-08-26 06:34:13 PM

Nadie_AZ: War should be a last result. It should be painful. It should require sacrifice. It should make you never want to fight one again and avoid it at all costs.


Nah.
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
Just a little taste is enough.
 
2013-08-26 06:35:08 PM

Apik0r0s: tirob: Apik0r0s: Darkrover2: So we know they gassed their own people.

How will the public react when we invade to end WMD's and don't find any?

I ask again, how in the fark do we know that?

Because Zionist media and leaders who pick up millions in AIPAC money said so?

We don't know that.  Yet.  But I think there is some evidence that the Syrian government gassed its own people even though the Zionist media and the AIPAC shills said they did.  To wit:  3600 people who all came down in the same morning with symptoms that led doctors to believe they had all been exposed to a neurotoxin, the Syrian government's conventional bombardment of the area where those people lived over the course of the next several days after the symptoms were first reported, the fact that just about all the people affected were Sunni Muslims, and the dearth of reliable evidence that the rebels possess chemical weapons or that they know how to handle and deliver them.

Makes sense, that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons in such an obvious way on the eve of a UN team arriving to investigate chemical weapons use. No detective in the world would buy that, they know you look at who benefits.


As long as we're speculating now, I think that Assad benefits in two ways:  1) it's 355 of his perceived enemies dead, thousands more in the hospital, and a lesson to everyone else in Syria that if you look sideways at the forces of the government, you could be next, and 2) a message to the UN sock puppets of the Zionist entity that the Syrian government is sovereign and will do whatever it likes on its own territory, thank you.
 
2013-08-26 06:36:15 PM

cman: It doesn't concern us


yeah.. Neither did the Holocaust. We shoulda just let the Jews figure it out, down to the last one.
 
2013-08-26 06:36:58 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 21-7-b: Al Qaeda is using the uprising to further its own agenda. We need to ensure that our actions don't further their agenda. Done right, though, weakening Assad can also weaken Al Qaeda

Well now, there is the crux of the biscuit. The rebellion is clearly aligned to AQ. There is no doubt of that.  Assad is propped by Pooty Poot and Iran. 'Done right' in this case = doing nothing.  We can hope the rebels get in a few licks and take Assad out. And some other hat in the Syrian Military takes over and squashes the rebels and can appease the Islamo nutters long enough for some back room bargains. Sadly, our bargainer is Obama and he's not good at this.  Putin is. It's not like we held any sway before in Syria, but maybe the russians can talk some sense to these idiots.  Iran is basically checked by Israel. If Iran does anything outwardly agressive, the Jews will crash that crap, and Putin knows he can do nothing outwardly agressive about it.  Proxy v Proxy....


What does "the rebellion is clearly aligned to Al Qaeda" mean?
 
2013-08-26 06:37:26 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Mike_LowELL: Benghazi
Libya
Taxbongocare
Benghazi
Katrina
Iraq
Iran
Benghazi
Kosovo
Battle of Tours
Syria

Congratulations, Taxbongo!  Another disaster on your hands!

And Ben Affleck.  You always forget him.


I've been TRYing to forget Ben Affleck.  Thank you so much for reminding me.
 
2013-08-26 06:37:31 PM

tirob: As long as we're speculating now, I think that Assad benefits in two ways:  1) it's 355 of his perceived enemies dead, thousands more in the hospital, and a lesson to everyone else in Syria that if you look sideways at the forces of the government, you could be next, and 2) a message to the UN sock puppets of the Zionist entity that the Syrian government is sovereign and will do whatever it likes on its own territory, thank you.


That's completely rational.

/backs away
 
2013-08-26 06:37:54 PM

tirob: Apik0r0s: tirob: Apik0r0s: Darkrover2: So we know they gassed their own people.

How will the public react when we invade to end WMD's and don't find any?

I ask again, how in the fark do we know that?

Because Zionist media and leaders who pick up millions in AIPAC money said so?

We don't know that.  Yet.  But I think there is some evidence that the Syrian government gassed its own people even though the Zionist media and the AIPAC shills said they did.  To wit:  3600 people who all came down in the same morning with symptoms that led doctors to believe they had all been exposed to a neurotoxin, the Syrian government's conventional bombardment of the area where those people lived over the course of the next several days after the symptoms were first reported, the fact that just about all the people affected were Sunni Muslims, and the dearth of reliable evidence that the rebels possess chemical weapons or that they know how to handle and deliver them.

Makes sense, that the Syrian government would use chemical weapons in such an obvious way on the eve of a UN team arriving to investigate chemical weapons use. No detective in the world would buy that, they know you look at who benefits.

As long as we're speculating now, I think that Assad benefits in two ways:  1) it's 355 of his perceived enemies dead, thousands more in the hospital, and a lesson to everyone else in Syria that if you look sideways at the forces of the government, you could be next, and 2) a message to the UN sock puppets of the Zionist entity that the Syrian government is sovereign and will do whatever it likes on its own territory, thank you.


You realize that no one who uses phrases like 'sock puppets of the Zionist entity' can ever hope to be taken seriously, right?
 
2013-08-26 06:38:38 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.

You practice to be this factually impaired?

If you think you have all the facts, I got news for you.  You don't.  But if you put some lipstick on that chicken tonight, I'm sure you'll both enjoy it.


So, we should just take your word for it. I mean, there's zero evidence, but that's not important, right?
 
2013-08-26 06:39:11 PM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Mike_LowELL: Congratulations, Taxbongo!  Another disaster on your hands!

Taxbongo?  I'm no fan of the man, but your point is greatly watered down when you resort to childish name-calling.


He's been doing that a while now.  When it's not "Taxbongo" it's "Hussein."  It's like ringing a bell.  Pavlov would be proud.
 
2013-08-26 06:40:08 PM

AngryDragon: muck4doo: When do the anti-war protests start? It's been years since the last good protests.


He's right. I live nearish to dc, and war proteats dropped off SHARPLY immediately after the election. Some of the usual protest community should, by rights be busting out the signs and huge paper mache puppets right about now.

That is if they are primarily peace activists and not largely political shills.
 
2013-08-26 06:40:24 PM

TuteTibiImperes: You realize that no one who uses phrases like 'sock puppets of the Zionist entity' can ever hope to be taken seriously, right?


You realize he was speaking in the Syrian govt's voice there, right?

Reflex much?
 
2013-08-26 06:42:19 PM

dr_blasto: Lt. Cheese Weasel: 2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.

You practice to be this factually impaired?

If you think you have all the facts, I got news for you.  You don't.  But if you put some lipstick on that chicken tonight, I'm sure you'll both enjoy it.

So, we should just take your word for it. I mean, there's zero evidence, but that's not important, right?


Don't take my word, believe what you want.
 
2013-08-26 06:42:41 PM

Apik0r0s: TuteTibiImperes: You realize that no one who uses phrases like 'sock puppets of the Zionist entity' can ever hope to be taken seriously, right?

You realize he was speaking in the Syrian govt's voice there, right?

Reflex much?


Ah, my apologies then.  Middle East threads seem to trend towards good 'ole fashioned Jew-hatins' fairly often, I must have my sensitivity set to high.
 
2013-08-26 06:44:32 PM
Dare we call tne evidence a slam dunk?
 
2013-08-26 06:45:11 PM

21-7-b: Lt. Cheese Weasel: 21-7-b: Al Qaeda is using the uprising to further its own agenda. We need to ensure that our actions don't further their agenda. Done right, though, weakening Assad can also weaken Al Qaeda

Well now, there is the crux of the biscuit. The rebellion is clearly aligned to AQ. There is no doubt of that.  Assad is propped by Pooty Poot and Iran. 'Done right' in this case = doing nothing.  We can hope the rebels get in a few licks and take Assad out. And some other hat in the Syrian Military takes over and squashes the rebels and can appease the Islamo nutters long enough for some back room bargains. Sadly, our bargainer is Obama and he's not good at this.  Putin is. It's not like we held any sway before in Syria, but maybe the russians can talk some sense to these idiots.  Iran is basically checked by Israel. If Iran does anything outwardly agressive, the Jews will crash that crap, and Putin knows he can do nothing outwardly agressive about it.  Proxy v Proxy....

What does "the rebellion is clearly aligned to Al Qaeda" mean?


Gee, too confusing huh? The rebellion is being led by factions/tribes that are sympathetic to Al Queda and their desire to restore the Caliphate by bringing about the 12th Imam.
Read this.
 
2013-08-26 06:45:42 PM

21-7-b: What does "the rebellion is clearly aligned to Al Qaeda" mean?


It means that there are rebel forces who are openly aligned with Al Qaeda, and not just soldiers but their leaders. Link. This fact alone is enough for us to stay the hell out of it unless it's to kill a few rebels (I don't advocate doing that either but at least there would be some sense to it what with it being AQ related and all of that).
 
2013-08-26 06:45:54 PM
As the kids like to say... LOL Kerry.
 
2013-08-26 06:48:47 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: dr_blasto: Lt. Cheese Weasel: 2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.

You practice to be this factually impaired?

If you think you have all the facts, I got news for you.  You don't.  But if you put some lipstick on that chicken tonight, I'm sure you'll both enjoy it.

So, we should just take your word for it. I mean, there's zero evidence, but that's not important, right?

Don't take my word, believe what you want.


OK, then. I guess I'll just stick with what we actually have evidence to support.

fireclown: AngryDragon: muck4doo: When do the anti-war protests start? It's been years since the last good protests.

He's right. I live nearish to dc, and war proteats dropped off SHARPLY immediately after the election. Some of the usual protest community should, by rights be busting out the signs and huge paper mache puppets right about now.

That is if they are primarily peace activists and not largely political shills.


Well, unless you're talking about protesting the war in Afghanistan, wouldn't we need to actually have a war to protest?

Outside of that, this is one of those bad all-around things. Do nothing and watch the horrors escalate. Terrible.

Engage and be complicit in whatever happens and deal with your own aftermath/blowback.
 
2013-08-26 06:49:26 PM
 
2013-08-26 06:52:36 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.

You practice to be this factually impaired?

If you think you have all the facts, I got news for you.  You don't.  But if you put some lipstick on that chicken tonight, I'm sure you'll both enjoy it.


Nice attempt at subject change.  There is no, zero, feedback that Curveball was anything but a talking head that told the spooks what they wanted to hear.  Your premise that he was in effect "due" to be correct on something has no basis in fact.
 
2013-08-26 06:54:02 PM
This is going to suck. >_<
 
2013-08-26 06:54:25 PM

dr_blasto: Engage and be complicit in whatever happens and deal with your own aftermath/blowback.


Obama will do nothing. If he does, he's staring at Putin right across the table. And that won't happen, he already snubbed Pooty so he could play more golf. We do nothing.
 
2013-08-26 06:55:26 PM

Mike_LowELL: I didn't know that attempting to arouse emotion on an internet message board for my own amusement was trolling these days.


images.wikia.com
 
2013-08-26 06:57:21 PM

Mouser: [410x512 from https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B-ySEFR-p-E/UhvTw_oU8PI/AAAAAAAABuI /mxGs1tR11cI/s512/40k20Khorne2001.jpg image 410x512]

Who cares, as long as there are more dead brown people, right?


Lemons?  I don't want your damn lemons!
 
2013-08-26 06:57:27 PM

2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: 2wolves: Lt. Cheese Weasel: his data had some truth to it.

You practice to be this factually impaired?

If you think you have all the facts, I got news for you.  You don't.  But if you put some lipstick on that chicken tonight, I'm sure you'll both enjoy it.

Nice attempt at subject change.  There is no, zero, feedback that Curveball was anything but a talking head that told the spooks what they wanted to hear.  Your premise that he was in effect "due" to be correct on something has no basis in fact.


Fine, if you say so. I wish Sarin gas had a footprint like uranium or plutonium isotopes. At any rate, you never addressed my query about where Syria's gas came from.  Care to try that? They didn't make it.  And Putin didn't give it to them. Neither did Iran. Who did?  The Easter Bunny?
 
2013-08-26 06:57:32 PM
Question:  Why is it different if a person is killed by poison gas compared with say, a rocket, a sniper shot, run over by a tank, or killed by a mine?

Far more people have been killed by conventional methods in this conflict, what is so magical in peoples mind about choking to death or having you nervous system shut down over a shot to the head or chest that bleeds you out?  Both are horrible ways to die, but the world is outraged about gas being used while bullets simply receive a shrug of shoulders. Civil wars are horrible things, but if the situation wasn't worthy our involvement two weeks ago, I simply don't see what makes things all that different this week.  If we are going to respond, it should be limited to minor strikes on CCCI sites and maybe his air force.  You absolutely don't want to target the chemical weapons themselves as that could release them and kill many individuals downwind.
 
2013-08-26 06:58:05 PM

ad_rizzle: Mike_LowELL: I didn't know that attempting to arouse emotion on an internet message board for my own amusement was trolling these days.

[640x480 from http://images.wikia.com/en.futurama/images/d/da/Fry_Looking_Squint.jpg image 640x480]


WTF do you think boards are for?
ts4.mm.bing.net
 
Displayed 50 of 485 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report