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(American Thinker)   Nicholas can't accept Russian defeat in the war with Japan and compounds his losses. Obama the peacemaker can't accept that he shouldn't end the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, and does so anyway, with disastrous results   (americanthinker.com) divider line 61
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2014-09-03 08:35:00 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-09-03 08:56:36 AM  
Then mount up and get the fark over there, subby.
 
2014-09-03 09:15:12 AM  
Yes, we need to extend the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan until the radical Islamists decide to lay down their arms. Of course to do that we need to address some of the root causes for their radicalization, like the presence of western troops in Islamic countries. Oh wait...
 
2014-09-03 09:19:10 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [i.imgur.com image 500x271]


That might be the most appropriate use of that gif I've ever seen.
 
2014-09-03 09:29:51 AM  
I hear the 101st Chairborne is ready for deployment.
Mount up boys! You're headed for war!
 
2014-09-03 10:08:17 AM  
I've been in the military, etc. business for 30+ years and I'm sick of this. Let the Conservatives fund their own Crusades.

Take care of America first.
 
2014-09-03 10:27:20 AM  
If you want perpetual wars, maybe there should be consequences for those who start perpetual wars.
 
2014-09-03 10:32:05 AM  
fark off.
 
2014-09-03 10:40:10 AM  
Clearly we must invade and occupy half the world to restore our exceptionalism

/Pax Americana!
 
2014-09-03 10:45:08 AM  
If we don't go to war, how can we justify our HUGE military budgets?
 
2014-09-03 10:45:35 AM  
Don't worry guys, this time we will be greeted as liberators and the war will pay for itself.
 
2014-09-03 10:48:31 AM  
To subjugate Afghanistan, we simply need to be more brutal than the Soviets.
 
2014-09-03 10:49:55 AM  
I'm fully convinced that submissions like this are people who know exactly what it takes to get a green here and they don't believe anything they type.
 
2014-09-03 10:50:32 AM  
What is this shiat?

Oh, American "Thinker"... Never mind.
 
2014-09-03 10:52:08 AM  
Must have massacred all their reporters.
 
2014-09-03 10:56:25 AM  
As the world today seems to spin out of control, we have Obama at the helm for 29 more months. I hope it goes a little better that Nicholas' last 29, but hope is all I have.

You have a job.

You are a white male.

You live in a country where you can insult the national leader--a leader that is elected--and be paid to insult him.

You have access to affordable health care and other wondrous private and public safety net resources.

You live in a country with an amazing economy of myraid consumer choices, particular for consumers with your level of personal income.

You live in a country with public infrastructure that allows you to drive, fly or ride a train anywhere in the country.

You have plenty more than hope.

You have selfish, spoiled, racist, entitled thinking. Now, who does that remind you of in your world view?
 
2014-09-03 11:00:33 AM  

edmo: I've been in the military, etc. business for 30+ years and I'm sick of this. Let the Conservatives fund their own Crusades.

Take care of America first.


Not just fund them but fight them.
 
2014-09-03 11:01:48 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [i.imgur.com image 500x271]


What for you done in one like that? why have thread now?
/felt like posting that in the Tasmanian Devil voice for no reason
 
2014-09-03 11:02:12 AM  
There are some short memory motherfarkers in this country.
 
2014-09-03 11:03:16 AM  
Let's see. Bush signed in the drawdown orders and Obama honored them. Also, Iraq gave the US an ultimatum of either allowing the Iraqis to charge US soldiers and try them in Iraqi courts, or GTFO. We were also in Afghanistan since 2001, but I'm sure ONE MORE YEAR and we'd have fixed it.
 
2014-09-03 11:03:47 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: As the world today seems to spin out of control, we have Obama at the helm for 29 more months. I hope it goes a little better that Nicholas' last 29, but hope is all I have.


I'm guessing this comment is from the article in question, but if he's referring to Tsar Nicholas II, he and his family were assassinated by the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution.  That's what ended his time in power.

So the article writer is hoping that the president is going to be assassinated?  Or that he won't?
 
2014-09-03 11:04:59 AM  

ragekage: Then mount up and get the fark over there, subby.


BEARS
BEARS
BEARS
 
2014-09-03 11:06:05 AM  

Lackofname: Let's see. Bush signed in the drawdown orders and Obama honored them. Also, Iraq gave the US an ultimatum of either allowing the Iraqis to charge US soldiers and try them in Iraqi courts, or GTFO. We were also in Afghanistan since 2001, but I'm sure ONE MORE YEAR and we'd have fixed it.


The only reason why the war hawks want us to stay is due to the vast amounts of war materiel that need to be overpaid for with tax dollars.  It's more what the producers of said war materiel want than what the nation wants.
 
2014-09-03 11:07:55 AM  
This has never failed in the past.
 
2014-09-03 11:08:28 AM  
Nobody tells Nicholas what he can and can't do.  Nobody!

i595.photobucket.com
 
2014-09-03 11:08:30 AM  
When exactly did the US set a time table for withdrawal?

If only this administration had the foresight that radicals would become a problem and tried to work/warn the Iraqi administration to get a deal together that would have allowed US troops to stay.

TOTALLY DROPPED THE BALL!!!
 
2014-09-03 11:09:18 AM  

Dinki: Yes, we need to extend the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan until the radical Islamists decide to lay down their arms. Of course to do that we need to address some of the root causes for their radicalization, like the presence of western troops in Islamic countries. Oh wait...


That won't matter.  They're fundies with a hankering to kill everybody not them.  They're not going to stop no matter what unless they are exterminated.  Wholesale damned near genocide slaughter of them.
 
2014-09-03 11:09:57 AM  
Our mission in Iraq was to depose Hussein and get his WMDs.  Hussein is gone and the WMDs never materialzed.  Why would we still be there?

Our mission in Afghanistan was to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden.  He's dead.  Why would we still be there?

We left both places with about as much stability as they were ever going to have.  If people are honestly suggesting we stay in those shiatlholes forever, they can go fark themselves.
 
2014-09-03 11:12:32 AM  

Dog Welder: Our mission in Iraq was to depose Hussein and get his WMDs.  Hussein is gone and the WMDs never materialzed.  Why would we still be there?

Our mission in Afghanistan was to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden.  He's dead.  Why would we still be there?

We left both places with about as much stability as they were ever going to have.  If people are honestly suggesting we stay in those shiatlholes forever, they can go fark themselves.


We were supposed to kill their leaders and convert their people to Christianity. President Obama has fecklessly failed to engage in any campaign of religious conversion.
 
2014-09-03 11:12:33 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: Lackofname: Let's see. Bush signed in the drawdown orders and Obama honored them. Also, Iraq gave the US an ultimatum of either allowing the Iraqis to charge US soldiers and try them in Iraqi courts, or GTFO. We were also in Afghanistan since 2001, but I'm sure ONE MORE YEAR and we'd have fixed it.

The only reason why the war hawks want us to stay is due to the vast amounts of war materiel that need to be overpaid for with tax dollars.  It's more what the producers of said war materiel want than what the nation wants.


No, there are people unconnected to the Military Industrial Complex who want war, just because they fap to war. See the whole "OMG Putin is so dreamy" stuff.
 
2014-09-03 11:13:22 AM  

Dog Welder: Our mission in Iraq was to depose Hussein and get his WMDs.  Hussein is gone and the WMDs never materialzed.  Why would we still be there?

Our mission in Afghanistan was to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden.  He's dead.  Why would we still be there?

We left both places with about as much stability as they were ever going to have.  If people are honestly suggesting we stay in those shiatlholes forever, they can go fark themselves.


I suppose there are people who genuinely believe that if we kill enough people and occupy long enough we can control the middle east.  I think these are the same people who think the Shah of Iran was a great leader that we should keep trying to use that model.

They forget that Saddam Hussein was also of that model.
 
2014-09-03 11:13:40 AM  

Dinki: Yes, we need to extend the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan until the radical Islamists decide to lay down their arms. Of course to do that we need to address some of the root causes for their radicalization, like the presence of western troops in Islamic countries. Oh wait...


Haha, no. That won't do anything. These guys are killing other muslims, even. They are extremists groomed by Wahhabism.

There were no western troops in Iraq or Syria (other than embassy security), and it didn't stop them from going on their rampage there
 
2014-09-03 11:15:46 AM  
Um, Russia didn't have their borders solidified by the time the Japanese kicked their asses. A few years later they 'got it' and signed a nice little something with England. England was happy because it meant they needed fewer troops in their far flung imperial lands.

How does Russia's inability to govern their far flung country have anything to do with the US and the garbage that is going on in the Middle East? Is the author suggesting that in 15 years, Obama will be overthrown by revolutionaries and have to stop fighting a World War?
 
2014-09-03 11:17:24 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Um, Russia didn't have their borders solidified by the time the Japanese kicked their asses. A few years later they 'got it' and signed a nice little something with England. England was happy because it meant they needed fewer troops in their far flung imperial lands.

How does Russia's inability to govern their far flung country have anything to do with the US and the garbage that is going on in the Middle East? Is the author suggesting that in 15 years, Obama will be overthrown by revolutionaries and have to stop fighting a World War?


I think it's that American Thinker is saying that the Bolshevik Revolution was a great moment in history.  Who knew?
 
2014-09-03 11:17:58 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Dinki: Yes, we need to extend the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan until the radical Islamists decide to lay down their arms. Of course to do that we need to address some of the root causes for their radicalization, like the presence of western troops in Islamic countries. Oh wait...

That won't matter.  They're fundies with a hankering to kill everybody not them.  They're not going to stop no matter what unless they are exterminated.  Wholesale damned near genocide slaughter of them.


Dog Welder: We left both places with about as much stability as they were ever going to have. If people are honestly suggesting we stay in those shiatlholes forever, they can go fark themselves.


The one possible difference this time is that Iraq, Syria, and every neighbor they have are practically begging for Western intervention (including, hilariously, Saudi Arabia - which is a large part of how this brouhaha got started).

It's a different ballgame when, instead of occupying a country to referee a civil war that broke out because the ruling party we ousted was of neither faction, we're actually fighting alongside state forces against a common enemy (and one that has been steamrolling them and killing their citizens by the streetful).

That's not to say we should send battalions tomorrow, just that ISIL is not al-Qaeda, and this fight would not look like Iraq 2003-2011 (unless we decided to regime change Iraq again, just for the hell of it. The next strongman we pick isn't likely to do any better than the last 12, guys).
 
2014-09-03 11:18:25 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Is the author suggesting that in 15 years, Obama will be overthrown by revolutionaries


They can dream, can't they?
 
2014-09-03 11:18:54 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Dinki: Yes, we need to extend the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan until the radical Islamists decide to lay down their arms. Of course to do that we need to address some of the root causes for their radicalization, like the presence of western troops in Islamic countries. Oh wait...

That won't matter.  They're fundies with a hankering to kill everybody not them.  They're not going to stop no matter what unless they are exterminated.  Wholesale damned near genocide slaughter of them.


media.247sports.com
 
2014-09-03 11:19:15 AM  
Obama did not withdraw from Iraq by choice.
 
2014-09-03 11:27:01 AM  
Obama inherited a no win situation... no matter what he did he was screwed.  Had we stayed the left would have beat the crap out of him and leaving caused the right to beat the crap out of him.

We never should have kicked that bees nest in the first place and should have spent all those billions on defending the next terrorist attack by doing better immigration policing and monitoring for potential threats.
 
2014-09-03 11:27:27 AM  

Ned Stark: Obama did not withdraw from Iraq by choice.


Sure he did.  All we had to do was overthrow the government we fought a war to install and claimed for 10 years was legitimate.
 
2014-09-03 11:27:44 AM  

Ned Stark: Obama did not withdraw from Iraq by choice.


Quiet, you're spoiling the narrative.
 
2014-09-03 11:33:54 AM  
Someone is upset they lost their Forever War.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-09-03 11:34:08 AM  
You always win with...

...SECOND GUESSING!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-09-03 11:36:35 AM  

IvyLady: Nadie_AZ: Um, Russia didn't have their borders solidified by the time the Japanese kicked their asses. A few years later they 'got it' and signed a nice little something with England. England was happy because it meant they needed fewer troops in their far flung imperial lands.

How does Russia's inability to govern their far flung country have anything to do with the US and the garbage that is going on in the Middle East? Is the author suggesting that in 15 years, Obama will be overthrown by revolutionaries and have to stop fighting a World War?

I think it's that American Thinker is saying that the Bolshevik Revolution was a great moment in history.  Who knew?


Well you know the entire conservative is ass backwards at the moment.

Their big hero is Vladimir Putin, an avowed communist who is somehow a hero of democracy.  Their hatred is against Barack Obama, who is only a half step below George W. Bush on the corporate ass-kissing scale while, at the same time, somehow being a Marxist.
 
2014-09-03 11:41:56 AM  
The mods are clearly intentionally greenlighting the stupidest headlines in an attempt to discredit the conservative movement. Study it out.
 
2014-09-03 11:45:02 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Clearly we must invade and occupy half the world to restore our exceptionalism

/Pax Americana!


Peace by invade and occupy (more specifically, threat of reprisals) is the Pax Romana. The Pax Americana is the peace of mercantialism - don't threaten to fark with commerce and America will most likely leave you alone*.

*offer void in Vietnam
 
2014-09-03 11:49:08 AM  

erik-k: peace of mercantialism


More like Hegemony. They want to externalize all the costs of governing and policing but you better keep those farking grain shipments coming or the Legions will march. No really mercantilism when it's on the terms of the oppressor. See United Fruit company. Exploitation isn't really trade.
 
2014-09-03 11:51:05 AM  

d23: Their big hero is Vladimir Putin, an avowed communist who is somehow a hero of democracy.  Their hatred is against Barack Obama, who is only a half step below George W. Bush on the corporate ass-kissing scale while, at the same time, somehow being a Marxist.


They don't give a shiat about him being a 'communist', he's just more 'macho' than they think Obama is.  I guess being willing to go to war at a moment's notice is considered 'macho' now?

I guess the right wing can't get a chubby unless they're bombing the hell out of some foreign country?
 
2014-09-03 11:57:54 AM  
I love the disclaimer in the third paragraph.
 
2014-09-03 12:19:50 PM  
God, they just keep sucking Putin's dick, don't they? Just go and move then. I've heard it's a manly, Libertarian paradise over there.
 
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