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(The New York Times)   ISIS acquires weapon of mass hydration   (nytimes.com) divider line 112
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2014-08-07 04:11:32 PM  
A baby formula factory? Oh noes? Did they stumble upon the WMDs?
 
2014-08-07 04:21:06 PM  
Gaza, IRS, IMPEACH THE KING OBUMMER, voter ID LAWS!!!
Cut taxes for the rich, god god jesus jesus, death to gay liberals.


no seriously, there is nothing important going on in the world
 
2014-08-07 04:21:29 PM  
Pazuzu. Mosul. George Bush unleashed the Pazuzu and our Iraqi nightmare is just beginning.
 
2014-08-07 04:35:29 PM  
Sure, we could get distracted by the suffering and murder of thousands of people. But instead how about we focus on what's really important: using this to make the US political party I disagree with look bad.
 
2014-08-07 04:49:04 PM  

Son of Thunder: Sure, we could get distracted by the suffering and murder of thousands of people. But instead how about we focus on what's really important: using this to make the US political party I disagree with look bad.


wait wait wait
Are you saying that elections and personal power are NOT the most important things in the universe?
unpossible
 
2014-08-07 05:20:31 PM  
LanasBabyHoldingUpAFinger.jpg
 
2014-08-07 05:23:06 PM  
While that sucks, what can we do about it?   It seems that history has shown every time a foreign power invades and deposes the current regime it's replaced by something worse.
 
2014-08-07 05:37:04 PM  
I'm skeptical as to how serious a situation is unless it has a hashtag.
 
2014-08-07 05:42:06 PM  

Kevin72: Pazuzu. Mosul. George Bush unleashed the Pazuzu and our Iraqi nightmare is just beginning.


oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2014-08-07 07:03:37 PM  

calbert: I'm skeptical as to how serious a situation is unless it has a hashtag.


In my day we used magnetic ribbons. And we liked it.
 
2014-08-07 07:16:40 PM  
#bringbackourdam
 
2014-08-07 07:17:17 PM  
Approves.img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-07 07:17:18 PM  
I'm disappointed the peshmerga haven't already re-taken mosul. what's up with that?

come on, you guys, you kept the turks running around in circles for 30 years!
 
2014-08-07 07:19:46 PM  
"Our Islamic State forces are still fighting in all directions and we will not step down until the project of the caliphate is established, with the will of God," the statement said

/Actually, its YOUR will, God has nothing to do with it. But please, continue your piracy, murder, kidnappings for money, and general tomfoolery in "Gods" name. Your derp amuses me, until the Apaches show up, and then i get to watch them own your stupid ass by dropping 30 mm cannon rounds in your laps, and Hellfires on top of your turban. Always a good show.
 
2014-08-07 07:20:09 PM  
By Thursday morning, a colonel in the pesh merga said that Mahmour had been retaken, while militants remained in control of Gwar.

Aw, crap. First Oderous dies, and now this ...
 
2014-08-07 07:20:17 PM  
And the Kurds were supposed to kick Iran's ass for the US and Israel. And probably provide logistical support for Israeli airstrikes against Iran.

You just can't trust anyone these days.
 
2014-08-07 07:23:16 PM  

Nayest: Approves.[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]


Let's see: a repressive and brutal fundamentalist theocracy seeking to control a vast desert wasteland. Yep, it checks out.
 
2014-08-07 07:24:00 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: And the Kurds were supposed to kick Iran's ass for the US and Israel. And probably provide logistical support for Israeli airstrikes against Iran.

You just can't trust anyone these days.


It's kinda hard to kick anyones ass when no one will give you bullets.
 
2014-08-07 07:24:19 PM  
How about a Dam picture of the Dam
 
2014-08-07 07:25:17 PM  
Haterade?
 
2014-08-07 07:27:22 PM  

bdub77: A baby formula factory? Oh noes? Did they stumble upon the WMDs?


And here I thought the lefties might actually take something seriously instead of treating it as another opportunity to act like imbeciles. I should know better by now.
 
2014-08-07 07:29:49 PM  
Dam.
 
2014-08-07 07:31:46 PM  
Let them take lots of land, then support insurgents in that territory.

Fighting them directly will just bring the people to their side.
 
2014-08-07 07:31:59 PM  
Bonus fact about this dam: it's unstable.  The foundation keeps eroding because of seepage.  It requires a virtually constant stream of grout to keep the thing from failing.

Quite literally, the most dangerous thing ISIS could do would be absolutely nothing.  Nature will do the rest.
 
2014-08-07 07:33:10 PM  

Chris Ween: calbert: I'm skeptical as to how serious a situation is unless it has a hashtag.

In my day we used magnetic ribbons. And we liked it.


never before, sir, have i voted a post either funny nor smart. yours is the first.
 
2014-08-07 07:33:16 PM  

jjorsett: bdub77: A baby formula factory? Oh noes? Did they stumble upon the WMDs?

And here I thought the lefties might actually take something seriously instead of treating it as another opportunity to act like imbeciles. I should know better by now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKX6luiMINQ
 
2014-08-07 07:33:43 PM  

Nayest: Approves.[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x478]


Fark Caesar's Legion. I always supported the NCR. I refuse to support The Republicans legion, not when they crucify and enslave people.

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Also, apropos of nothing:

Did you hear that George Bush has asked the Governor of Texas to lend him some Nat'l Guard troops? Apparently, our buddy Gee-Dubya is planning to invade Taco Bell after learning that they are famous for 'weapons of ass destruction'.
 
2014-08-07 07:36:56 PM  
It's almost as if Saddam Hussein wasn't all that bad and maybe we shouldn't have given Iraq the gift of t3h freedom...
 
2014-08-07 07:39:26 PM  
Check out the the soul patch/combover combo.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-07 07:42:21 PM  
In a speech at Ft. Bragg, NC on December 14, 2011, barry said the United States was "leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people."
Wrong again doofus, wrong again!
 
2014-08-07 07:44:04 PM  

styckx: It's almost as if Saddam Hussein wasn't all that bad and maybe we shouldn't have given Iraq the gift of t3h freedom...


When you displace a ruler, you also inherit his enemies.
 
2014-08-07 07:44:16 PM  
www.badmovies.org

plenty of water to go around
 
2014-08-07 07:44:51 PM  

AcademGreen: Bonus fact about this dam: it's unstable.  The foundation keeps eroding because of seepage.  It requires a virtually constant stream of grout to keep the thing from failing.

Quite literally, the most dangerous thing ISIS could do would be absolutely nothing.  Nature will do the rest.


You say that like it's a bad thing....
 
2014-08-07 07:45:59 PM  
a convenience store offering 80 ounce fountain drinks for 49 cents between 6am and 8am?
 
2014-08-07 07:53:34 PM  
Isn't "fighting in all directions" the same thing as "surrounded"?
 
2014-08-07 07:55:22 PM  
Life for women in Iraq under ISIS is sure to get really shiatty, they will lose their dildos as well as their clitties. But hey, they certainly can still play with their titties.
 
2014-08-07 07:58:22 PM  
There goes the dam neighborhood.
 
2014-08-07 08:02:51 PM  

Raven Darke: There goes the dam neighborhood.


It was bound to happen; nothing could be done. Surely, Sherman my dear boy, you've heard of...the...on sluice.
 
2014-08-07 08:03:00 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Isn't "fighting in all directions" the same thing as "surrounded"?


Isn't the lesser of two evils still just evil?
 
2014-08-07 08:03:59 PM  

Launch Code: Wrong again doofus, wrong again!


Posted 3 hours ago on Breitbart
 
2014-08-07 08:04:07 PM  
"For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."      -      Sterling Archer
 
2014-08-07 08:04:48 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Isn't "fighting in all directions" the same thing as "surrounded"?


I keep hearing the cries of "When will the US take action?".  I'm thinking: ISIS is attacking everyone who's not them. That's darn near the entire Middle East.  Any chance that the US could sit this one out and let a "Coalition of Middle-Eastern Groups Who Have Agreed to Stop Killing Each Other for The Next Five Minutes" put these dogs down?  After all, isn't the US throwing its weight around in the Middle East the very thing that the entire Middle East doesn't want?
 
2014-08-07 08:06:03 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Isn't "fighting in all directions" the same thing as "surrounded"?


As MacArthur said at the Yalu "It's a forward movement in retrograde."
 
2014-08-07 08:07:25 PM  
Look over there quick, Putin farted
 
2014-08-07 08:13:57 PM  

Omahawg: I'm disappointed the peshmerga haven't already re-taken mosul. what's up with that?

come on, you guys, you kept the turks running around in circles for 30 years!


There's unconfirmed reports coming out that Kurds just retook a few cities and killed about 100 ISIS and captured a bunch more. Peshmerga are pretty bad ass and don't commit war crimes (for the most part). They actually treat their prisoners well, too.
 
2014-08-07 08:15:03 PM  
The Peshmerga had lots of local truces with ISIS forces as it wasn't in the best interests of either side to push forward and waste resources.  Apparently ISIS after hitting a brick wall to the south around Baghdad against Shia militias and Iranian forces decided to turn north to see if expansion there was possible and caught the Kurds a little off guard.  I would expect that once the Peshmerga consolidates forces they will push back on ISIS. Now that ISIS is attacking the Kurds, I wonder if the Peshmerga will make a play for Mosul which was a traditional Kurdish city (even if it is more mixed today) and would provide a nice capital for Kurdistan once it is officially announced toward the end of the year and the beginning of the next.

The Peshmerga are seemingly the best forces in the region, but would they want to expend the effort in lives and money to really push back ISIS and take territory that would add more ethnic diversity and potential hostile population. I don't think some of these ethnic minority communities in the north would mind being incorporated, but the further south you move, the more Sunni and Shia population you encounter who may want to be in their particular successor states to Iraq.
 
2014-08-07 08:20:22 PM  

Daedalus27: The Peshmerga had lots of local truces with ISIS forces as it wasn't in the best interests of either side to push forward and waste resources.  Apparently ISIS after hitting a brick wall to the south around Baghdad against Shia militias and Iranian forces decided to turn north to see if expansion there was possible and caught the Kurds a little off guard.  I would expect that once the Peshmerga consolidates forces they will push back on ISIS. Now that ISIS is attacking the Kurds, I wonder if the Peshmerga will make a play for Mosul which was a traditional Kurdish city (even if it is more mixed today) and would provide a nice capital for Kurdistan once it is officially announced toward the end of the year and the beginning of the next.

The Peshmerga are seemingly the best forces in the region, but would they want to expend the effort in lives and money to really push back ISIS and take territory that would add more ethnic diversity and potential hostile population. I don't think some of these ethnic minority communities in the north would mind being incorporated, but the further south you move, the more Sunni and Shia population you encounter who may want to be in their particular successor states to Iraq.


They are battling for Mosul as we speak:  http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/060820141

ISIS was really only able to move so quickly because the Sunni populations of the cities they took didn't like al Malaki, so they didn't fight back. Once ISIS started getting into the Kurdish areas and Shia areas (and stories of their being dicks spread), they realized that they can (and did) get their asses stomped. Kurds just re-took Mahmoudia, too.
 
2014-08-07 08:25:07 PM  

Son of Thunder: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Isn't "fighting in all directions" the same thing as "surrounded"?

I keep hearing the cries of "When will the US take action?".  I'm thinking: ISIS is attacking everyone who's not them. That's darn near the entire Middle East.  Any chance that the US could sit this one out and let a "Coalition of Middle-Eastern Groups Who Have Agreed to Stop Killing Each Other for The Next Five Minutes" put these dogs down?  After all, isn't the US throwing its weight around in the Middle East the very thing that the entire Middle East doesn't want?


That's my thought.  Maybe a common enemy could actually help bring the Middle East together.
 
2014-08-07 08:25:16 PM  
I hope when the ISIS finally get what's coming to them (and it's coming soon) someone posts a video of their murders in HD and as well edited as all the videos ISIS posted themselves.
 
2014-08-07 08:27:55 PM  

Corvus: Let them take lots of land, then support insurgents in that territory.

Fighting them directly will just bring the people to their side.


Isn't that how we ended up having to deal with bin Laden?
 
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