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Whatever

Gering, NE

#979114 Sep 9, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Obama adminstration just lied and said that Chemical Weapons havent been used since world war one and we know that isn't true which the US set back and left Iraq gas the Iranian's.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/...
The last known use of gas- known to be a CW- was in 1988 by Hussein against his own people.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#979115 Sep 9, 2013
WOW wrote:
What Is Driving the U.S.?
The U.S. in Syria (and everywhere else) does not proceed from human rights. The rulers of the U.S. have never been, and are not now, motivated by a desire to act against atrocity, or to “prevent genocide.” At this moment they are giving at least passive approval to the torture and slaughter of opponents of the pro-U.S. regimes in Egypt and Bahrain.
Nor is the U.S. moving into what all understand to be a risk-fraught situation (for them) because “our presidents like nothing more than to flip a few cruise missiles at other countries, combined with a few bombing sorties for good measure, because it’s a hell of a lot easier than actual statecraft.” Or because “if we pull the trigger on Syria, someone will get paid handsomely.”(See “War on Syria: Twenty Pounds of Stupid in a Ten-Pound Bag” by William Rivers Pitt, Truthout August 27, 2013.) As if the never-ending wars, oppression, suffering, and death the U.S. has brought to every corner of the planet—on the basis of which it has “risen” to be the world’s sole superpower—were caused by politicians who were too lazy to engage in “statecraft,” or politicians corrupted by the arms industry. Such “analysis” leaves people utterly in the dark as to what is behind the U.S. moves to attack Syria, and unable to see or act in the interests of the people of the world.
The Middle East is a pivotal region for the whole world—economically and geopolitically—and the U.S. has dominated it since WW2. Everything it has done and continues to do is based on maintaining and deepening that domination. Right now the region is in tremendous upheaval—the old arrangements that “held things together”(for the imperialists and local butchers) have come under increasing strain and in some cases begun to disintegrate, and there is a massive scramble by all kinds of forces. These include rivals like the Russians, who back Assad; “friendly” imperialists like the French, who back the rebels; all kinds of local butchers; etc. And, painfully, there is no coherent progressive force acting within this mix.
This is a bloodletting which at this point is driven by a reactionary scramble for influence. In this, it seems increasingly apparent that the U.S. calculation is that they MUST project force in this situation lest they lose credibility. At the same time, there are indications that the U.S., or some within the ruling class, is arguing that, as one ruling class analyst, Edward N. Luttwak put it,“In Syria, America loses if either side wins.” Luttwak wrote:
Ooh-ooh-ooh another prolific writer with a PhD and not much else.

Did you author that piece, did Luttwak or did someone else?
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#979116 Sep 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
The dumbass is you, weasel. Did Bush "Abandon" Afghanistan?

ROTFLMAO!!!!

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#979117 Sep 9, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>.. as opposed to the commie loving right wing nuts!
An oxymoron to try and make a point......priceless.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#979118 Sep 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
No one mentioned ALL teachers. Over reaction.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#979119 Sep 9, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
John Kerry - the guy who fought in Vietnam and then was against it who later was for the war in Iraq before he was against it who was against military action in Syria last Fall during a Presidential Election before he became SOS and is now for it.
He's also for legalizing all the drugs in his possession, too, I suppose.
Breaking news today that Obama/Kerry position on Syria has created a breakthrough on Russia re-engaging itself to convince Assad to give up his chemical weapons to international monitoring control. If this was the only good outcome of the Obama Administration pressure threat to strike at Assad's chemical weapons delivery infrastructure then I'd say it was a success of huge importance for peace in the region. "Syria's foreign minister says his country welcomes Russia's proposal for it to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.

The statement from Walid al-Moallem came a few hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Syrian President Bashar Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of "every single bit" of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week."
Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/09/russ...

I don't doubt that this "alternative" was one of the things talked about in President Barack Obama and Russian leader Putin's last meeting. I wish that the two superpower leaders can agree to go further and tackle the deeper climate change roots to the growing ferocity of Middle East conflicts too. If anyone has doubts that climate change has played a significant role in the growing Arab Spring upheavals , mass street protests , and conflicts between splintered political factions just needs to read Eric Zencey's brilliant essay,

http://www.utne.com/environment/valuing-ecosy...
utne.com

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#979120 Sep 9, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Another right whiner looking to blame teachers because his kids are dumbasses - just like their old man. Its called hereditary.
Parents are the first line to education for sure, however education is not the same as indoctrination and teaching to the test instead of the information.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979121 Sep 9, 2013
The lily,realdave,yeah,sonicfilth, leosana are the Bullies on the page since the begining the insult anyone that doesnt agree with them they have no respect for others thought and they have been wrong about obama from day one if you go back to the start of this thread 5 years ago they are not inclusive,the do not tolerate any opinion but their own a democratic dictatorship use hollywood as an indicator of things to come harry belafonte is a fraud what did the war do in viet nam, korea,iraq,darfur,sudan,we are the worlds KILLER like it or not America has become the worlds Biggest HUMAN RIGHTS Violator forwarded by THE LIBERAL DEMOCRAT PHONIES AND OBAMA
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979122 Sep 9, 2013
If obama was about hope and change what are the people hoping for and the change never came we use bush to justify obamas actions that says it all no change no hope the people on both sides of the aisle have been played again as the democrats and the klan were played with the civil rights passage

Since: Nov 11

United States

#979123 Sep 9, 2013
Obama trying to look different than Bush!!! LOL!!!

See? Liberals think they know better!!!

But they are brain dead hypocrites!!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#979124 Sep 9, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
nope. Reagan gave Saddam chemical weapons. it was not Carter or Clinton.
Reagan gave Saddam ready to use ordinance as well as the recipes for the good stuff. It was likely the US supplied ordinance that was used against the Kurds__the sht actually worked as opposed the crap Saddam attempted to make years later.

On that note much of the Rusky and ChiCom sht that has been furnished to "dicktaters" over the years was pure junk that did nothing beyond enrich generals, defense ministers and the like.

That's why those fks are the first to defect.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#979125 Sep 9, 2013
Liberals promise they will kill less children and women than Bush!!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979126 Sep 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Ooh-ooh-ooh another prolific writer with a PhD and not much else.
Did you author that piece, did Luttwak or did someone else?
No I just stayed at a Holiday inn Express with a sexy Latina oohh oohh ohhh but my oooooooooos were orgasmic yours lolololhahahahaha just cant touch the FACTS NOT EMOTIONS not Racial Pride just joe Friday
Whatever

Gering, NE

#979127 Sep 9, 2013
Just because-

Van Gogh painting worth millions discovered in Norwegian attic

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/09/...
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#979128 Sep 9, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>It's obama who wants to start World War III, NOT Carter, NOT Reagan, NOT Clinton, NOT Bush....
What a dumbass! Who elected this ass clown obama??
It's the culture...
The sky is falling!

The sky is falling!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#979129 Sep 9, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
No one mentioned ALL teachers. Over reaction.
lol! As opposed to say, a lie son?

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#979130 Sep 9, 2013
My Portal wrote:
<quoted text>Parents are the first line to education for sure, however education is not the same as indoctrination and teaching to the test instead of the information.
If the "test" is supposed to be the measure of what you expect kids to learn during the course, then there is nothing wrong with teaching for the test.

I had a course where every day there were two potential essay questions on the board.

If you knew the correct responses to all these potential questions, then you knew the important aspects of the material presented.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979131 Sep 9, 2013
So this is the After the election that Obama and putin were talking about lololololhahahahaha so is this African Americans way into the oil Business hahahahahalololololol What happened to all the African Brothers in Africa they no give African American Brother and Sista a Homeland free oil free diamonds hahahlolololo, so still on the white mans back huh african americans lololol talk all that mess and here we are using the first ahem black president to kill innocent people for earl lolololhahahahaha
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#979132 Sep 9, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Reagan gave Saddam ready to use ordinance as well as the recipes for the good stuff. It was likely the US supplied ordinance that was used against the Kurds__the sht actually worked as opposed the crap Saddam attempted to make years later.
On that note much of the Rusky and ChiCom sht that has been furnished to "dicktaters" over the years was pure junk that did nothing beyond enrich generals, defense ministers and the like.
That's why those fks are the first to defect.
There's a common link between all you Neanderthals on the left you idiot. No common sense.

The Poison of Unconscious Liberalism

It's the culture...
WOW

Bronx, NY

#979133 Sep 9, 2013
Four Questions for Supporters of a Strike Against Syria
And ask them why the US and British governments considered using a false flag attack 50 years ago to topple the Syrian regime.

There are many other good questions as well, such as:

Why would we attack when bombing Syria will only strengthen the hardliners … and harm America’s national security?
Why attack when the top U.S. military commander says that an attack would be both risky and expensive, and he can’t even say why we’d go to war with Syria?
Why attack when everyone from troops and military officers to Pentagon war planners all oppose an attack on Syria ?
Why attack when Congress members who have seen the classified intelligence aren’t even convinced that the Syrian government used chemical weapons?
Why attack when the U.S. and Britain have used chemical weapons in the last 10 years … and the U.S. supported the largest chemical weapons attack in history?
Why attack when the attack itself would be a larger war crime even than chemical weapons use (here, here and here

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