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(ABC)   Obama announces new airstrikes on Iraq in a bid to distract the world from the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 259
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2014-08-07 10:18:01 PM  
These guys are @ssholes hellbent on genocide, we created this mess, no US invasion, so I say "good."
 
2014-08-07 10:21:16 PM  
Boo! Mine was better!
 
2014-08-07 10:41:47 PM  

HawgWild: Boo! Mine was better!


Then try again.
 
2014-08-07 10:46:53 PM  
Now Obama's gonna go down in history as the President who got us trapped in Iraq. Thanks Obama!
 
2014-08-07 10:47:19 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: These guys are @ssholes hellbent on genocide, we created this mess, no US invasion yet, so I say "good."


I really hope the next time we invade Iraq, it is because alien species from the planet Whore Island have landed and must be subdued.
 
2014-08-07 10:47:38 PM  
Good thing we waited 6 months when they were in Urban centers and not in camps on barren rocky hillsides. Much easier to target now.
 
2014-08-07 10:47:58 PM  
They'll greet us as liberators!
 
2014-08-07 10:48:02 PM  
We used to do this like every other week in the nineties, but I'm sure it's now the worst federal overreach since Washington put down the Whiskey Rebellion.
 
2014-08-07 10:48:28 PM  
If that would've interrupted Big Brother or CSI there would've been hell to pay.
 
2014-08-07 10:49:12 PM  
DONATELLOZ!
 
2014-08-07 10:49:29 PM  
Not this shiat, again.
 
2014-08-07 10:49:44 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-07 10:49:54 PM  

paygun: They'll greet us as liberators!


Oblig.
 
2014-08-07 10:50:30 PM  
wow, awesome link subby.
 
2014-08-07 10:51:00 PM  
Mission accomplished.
 
2014-08-07 10:52:06 PM  
TMNT is Obama's Benghazi.
 
2014-08-07 10:52:56 PM  
The sad part is Saddam was the only guy who kept that place stable. To put things into perspective, do you sleep any better now that Saddam is dead?
 
2014-08-07 10:53:08 PM  
I hope Operation Chronic Indigestion is a success.
 
2014-08-07 10:53:12 PM  
Concise article.
 
2014-08-07 10:53:14 PM  
Just trying to distract from Benghazi.
 
2014-08-07 10:53:24 PM  
Link down.
 
2014-08-07 10:54:07 PM  

Paris1127: Now Obama's gonna go down in history as the President who got us trapped in Iraq. Thanks Obama!


Subby mentioned the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, so this is gonna be an equal opportunity hate thread. Trashing Obama AND Michael Bay.
 
2014-08-07 10:54:17 PM  
They dump bologna on Afghanistan.
 
2014-08-07 10:54:57 PM  

strangeluck: Paris1127: Now Obama's gonna go down in history as the President who got us trapped in Iraq. Thanks Obama!

Subby mentioned the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, so this is gonna be an equal opportunity hate thread. Trashing Obama AND Michael Bay.


Too many explosions.
 
2014-08-07 10:56:30 PM  
I like how Reuters says Obama's doing it to protect the Yezidi minority.

Because they're really nice people who don't stone their own daughters to death for talking to anyone not of their religion.
 
2014-08-07 10:56:34 PM  
No airstrikes in North Korea, no airstrikes in Ukraine, no airstrikes in Israel....
Interesting.
 
2014-08-07 10:56:58 PM  
Coming soon:
cdn.theatlantic.com
 
2014-08-07 10:57:35 PM  

with great power comes great insanity: I like how Reuters says Obama's doing it to protect the Yezidi minority.

Because they're really nice people who don't stone their own daughters to death for talking to anyone not of their religion.


There are bad people everywhere.
If you start trying to support only the good guys, you run out of good guys fast.
 
2014-08-07 10:58:21 PM  
 
2014-08-07 10:58:26 PM  
A good move, but unless its a big enough strike to turn all of those genocidal idiots into molten slag, it won't do any good in the long run.
 
2014-08-07 10:58:46 PM  
I hate it, but I'm ok with it. We are in a position to help prevent the genocide of 10,000s, we have to act.
 
2014-08-07 10:58:58 PM  

Begoggle: No airstrikes in North Korea, no airstrikes in Ukraine, no airstrikes in Israel....
Interesting.


I wonder why.

www.lionsdenu.com
 
2014-08-07 10:59:15 PM  
Obama golfs while the world burns.
 
2014-08-07 10:59:18 PM  

Begoggle: No airstrikes in North Korea, no airstrikes in Ukraine, no airstrikes in Israel....
Interesting.


While the things taking place in those countries are bad, none of them are at the point of planned genocide*. This is different.

/*Israel totally swears it's not planned, so it's cool, right?!
 
2014-08-07 11:00:16 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: I hate it, but I'm ok with it. We are in a position to help prevent the genocide of 10,000s, we have to act.


Seriously? Huh. I guess if genocide occurs in Africa, no one cares.
 
2014-08-07 11:00:33 PM  
asset-d.soup.io
 
2014-08-07 11:01:55 PM  

Begoggle: No airstrikes in North Korea, no airstrikes in Ukraine, no airstrikes in Israel....
Interesting.


Um, no, not really.  More like reasonable.  Unless you are keen on starting World War III.
 
2014-08-07 11:02:31 PM  
Everybody complained at the time, but leaving Saddam in power after Iraq war 1 was the smartest thing we ever did.
 
2014-08-07 11:02:57 PM  
I am okay with this. Airstrikes on the assholes keeping those 30,000 stuck on a mountain would be fine with me.
 
2014-08-07 11:03:02 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Ow! That was my feelings!: I hate it, but I'm ok with it. We are in a position to help prevent the genocide of 10,000s, we have to act.

Seriously? Huh. I guess if genocide occurs in Africa, no one cares.


Did we have F-16s in the air after several weeks of intelligence gathering? Our failure to act in the past is no excuse not to act now.
 
2014-08-07 11:03:42 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: wow, awesome link subby.


This is the link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/world/middleeast/obama-weighs-milit a ry-strikes-to-aid-trapped-iraqis-officials-say.html?_r=0

I don't know why it isn't working above. Submitted the way I always do.
 
2014-08-07 11:03:44 PM  
Bomb those genocidal farkers back to the Stone Age.
 
2014-08-07 11:04:13 PM  
I'm fine with it as long as it remains air strikes only.  I'm opposed to putting any troops on the ground, but if we can fly in and out to get the job done, go for it.
 
2014-08-07 11:04:15 PM  
And the ceasefire in Gaza has been violated.

The Middle East is like my mother-in-law: sweaty, ugly, dumb, mean-spirited, ignorant, hated, obstructionist, unwilling to compromise and a horrible cook.

Well, maybe not the last one.

But I wish the same for her as I do the Middle East.
 
2014-08-07 11:04:25 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: These guys are @ssholes hellbent on genocide, we created this mess, no US invasion, so I say "good."


Unfortunately, the only way we can fix it is genocide.
 
2014-08-07 11:04:29 PM  

Begoggle: No airstrikes in North Korea, no airstrikes in Ukraine, no airstrikes in Israel....
Interesting.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-07 11:04:46 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Seriously? Huh. I guess if genocide occurs in Africa, no one cares.


Iraq is our mess. We created the power vacuum that allowed this to happen. There are few other places on Earth where this is currently true.
 
2014-08-07 11:05:35 PM  
When do the anti-war protests start?
 
2014-08-07 11:05:51 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: I'm fine with it as long as it remains air strikes only.  I'm opposed to putting any troops on the ground, but if we can fly in and out to get the job done, go for it.


We won't and don't need to put troops in. The Kurds are right there, let's support them and allow these people to escape.
 
2014-08-07 11:06:51 PM  

Sid_6.7: Begoggle: No airstrikes in North Korea, no airstrikes in Ukraine, no airstrikes in Israel....
Interesting.

While the things taking place in those countries are bad, none of them are at the point of planned genocide*. This is different.

/*Israel totally swears it's not planned, so it's cool, right?!


If it's a genocide, then it's also the most ineffective genocide in history. And badly-prosecuted, since they mostly neglect to kill Palestinians in the West Bank for some reason.
 
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