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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
The new face of Egypt
If ElBaradei gets elected in Egypt, he vows to go to war with Israel if it defends itself from the Gaza death cultists.
So this guy is basically pandering to the nut jobs we were told not to worry about if Mubarak was taken out of power and is looking to garner support by promising to attack an ally with US supplied weapons. Must be the new age of “hope & change”. Of course, he could just be jaw-jawing and not really mean any of it but only saying this crap to gain support from the average idiot that believes the root of all the problems in the Arab world isn’t their dysfunctional religion and culture, but the doing of the evil Jews. Lucky for the world and those pesky Jews however, ElBaradei’s priorities are not just this war:
Ah, yeah. Collectivism! Because that’s worked so well everywhere else, and is doing so much good for the soft collectivist Western nations. Maybe this shit will destroy Egypt fast, and ElBaradei will then be too busy turning the Egyptian military on his own people to keep them in line, saving Israel the need to clean up the Egyptian military. It’s not like the death cult that masquerades as Palestinian people aren’t going to now read stuff like this idiotic talk by ElBaradei as a license to escalate their madness. So this means Israel will now need to deal with even more low level warfare and the continuous murder of its people - while the idiots in the UN condemn it for everything, real or as practically always is the case totally made up, and ignore these atrocities against Israelis – only now with Egyptian backing up the death cult involved. That’s all going to end well, huh?
The alternative to ElBaradei doesn’t seem much better.
So Obama and the wafflers made Mubarak go, and in the process, as far as we can see from the policy changes indicated by those now vying to take over, things look like Egypt is well on its way to becoming another Iran, making the comparison of Obama as the second coming of Carter, even more accurate. At least he and the team of UN/EU morons aren’t going to fuck up Libya, all while doing a half assed job, that’s still going to leave Gaddafi in power! Oh, brave new world now that we don’t have a cowboy in charge anymore…
Posted by AlexinCT on 04/05/11 at 05:09 AM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Elections Left Wing Idiocy Religion and Sky Pixies War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Monday, April 04, 2011
LOL! Egg on their faces.
That’s because, as has happened with practically all the bullshit Obama and the donkey idiots talked about changing back when running for the job of POTUS - as the anti-Bush I remind everyone - so they could make America respectable and cleans the evil of 8 years of Bush and his backward and barbaric policies, these geniuses are now eating crow yet again. And the NYT even tries so hard to make it look like Obama meant to do the right thing, but evil congress socked it to him.
The NYT must be mental. A year of indecision? Shit, I think Holder played everyone. By pretending that KSM was going to be tried in civil court he got the dude to spend another 2 years in prison without a trial while making all the idiots that think he deserves one ASAP think they were doing the right thing. And in typical fashion they forget to mention that the stiffened congressional resistance the NYT blames for the reversal in fortune, started long before republicans took the donkeys to the shed in 2010. And it’s not a capitulation on the Obama Administration’s part, it is reality bitch slapping morons that are great at pretending their fantasies can force reality to be denied. KSM should get a military trial. The bastard is an enemy combatant and not only declared war on the US but planned one of the most heinous attacks ever to take place on our soil.
At least they had to face reality and didn’t force the issue, something I am sure many like me feared would happen, with disastrous consequences when KSM and his lawyers made a mockery of the whole thing. Of course the lawyers and the people that suffer a reality challenge also had an opinion on the subject.
Heh. Yeah, the rule of law lost out because a war criminal and idiots didn’t get to drag him into civilian court to make a mockery out the whole thing. Especially after Holder guaranteed a guilty verdict. The rest of that article is the NYT trying hard, but failing miserably, to help cover for the Obama Administration and the DoJ’s bungling of these cases since they took office. Suffice it to say that I have a feeling KSM will not see a trial before 2012 either. Some other reason will come up. The difference between Team Obama and Team Bush seems to be that Team Obama expends an inordinately large amount of effort pretending they are the good guys while doing much of the same. If not worse.Close this post...
Posted by AlexinCT on 04/04/11 at 12:46 PM in Deep Thoughts Politics Law, & Economics The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Thursday, March 31, 2011
An Honest War
It’s a good thing we have Barack Obama in the White House and not some evil Republican conducting a covert war and deceptively ... oh.
So much for not having boots on the ground. If the CIA is on the ground and aiding the rebels, we are not engaged in a humanitarian mission (assuming you believed that bullshit to begin with). We have taken sides in a civil war—and a side we really don’t know too much about. Bainbridge comments that Obama is making Bush 43 look like an honest man. Give Al-Jazeera credit; they called this one. And they were right.
It gets worse though. Alex mentioned Obama’s lack of transparency below. Turns out transparency laws aren’t the only ones they have contempt for. Speak up, Mrs. Clinton:
The contempt for the Constitution, the rule of law and Congress is simply staggering. It’s one thing to claim War Powers for a temporary action; it’s another to say you will openly defy the Congress if they act against you. And that sound of crickets you hear are on the Left, who objected all over the place when Bush attempted similar things.
And I’m sorry, GOP. You were fucking warned. We tried to tell you that when you bought into this “unitary executive” bullshit it would come back to bite you in the ass. Consider your ass bitten. Consider all of our asses bitten.
Posted by Hal_10000 on 03/31/11 at 09:00 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Republican bad: Donkeys good.
That’s basically what all the hubbub from the usual MSM suspects and president Obama’s own speech tell us now. Iraq was wrong for all the right reasons. Now those reasons are right for Libya. Except we are doing it half assed, while denying to be doing it at all, and hoping it works out. And while Obama and his leftist apologists now are wasting millions on this adventure - that’s how the left referred to fighting anywhere by the US until recently - to get the Europeans their oil, of all things, we are blocked from getting our own here at home! At least Obama’s big bullshit speech didn’t piss off my wife which watches this nonsense.
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/29/11 at 05:26 PM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy Politics Law, & Economics The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
The United States of America is Different
So I finally got around to reading the President’s speech last night on Libya. He made about as good a case as I think one can make for the intervention. That case is not to be found in his actual words, which tried to make Libya sound like a unique and unparalleled event—which it isn’t. The case for Libya is that this is one horror we can do something about. The case is that this particular horror could encourage dictators around the Middle East to hold on against the revolutionary wave. I was not entirely convinced by either of those arguments. But at least it’s a case.
I was also struck by this passage:
If you think the LIbya thing is worth doing, they’ve done about as good a job as they could. The attempts by such as Newt Gingrich to explain away their self-contradiction on the subject is a bit silly. This is not the sort of thing done on the spur of the moment. No matter what John Bolton thinks, the engines of war take some time to ramp up.
But that’s about it as far as praise goes. Obama kinda-sorta made the case for war and sorta-kinda showed that he has, so far, managed the situation reasonably well. But there remain some big problems with his Libya policy that were not addressed.
First, as Friedman points out, there is one important body left off the list of those that Obama got on board with this—Congress. Lives are being put on the line and treasure is being spent. Congress should at least be consulted. In a Constitutional world, their approval would be required.
Second, he still, to my mind, did not identify a critical US interest beyond the humanitarian one. The closest he got was this:
The idea that the UN Security Council deals in anything other than empty words is laughable. It becomes doubly laughable when you realize the man citing the UN writs as a compelling interest felt that many more UN writs on the subject of Iraq were not enough to justify action.
But what really bothered me about the speech was that it had the tone of a man who thinks the war is all but won. He frequently talked about what to do once Qaddafi is out of power. But reports today show that the regime is making progress against the rebels. It is entirely possible that our intervention in Libya will prevent an oppressive massacre by creating a longer and bloodier drawn-out civil war. Is that better? Does that reflect well on the US? Or will we decide that our credibility is at stake and start sending in ground troops?
In short—Obama failed to answer the most critical question: what happens if this doesn’t work?
Posted by Hal_10000 on 03/29/11 at 05:02 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Monday, March 28, 2011
What me worry?
Certainly not me, and certainly not because one of the world’s most prolific and pro-terrorist governments, one obsessed with getting nuclear weapons at the expense of their people’s future, puts out a video telling all the Madhi is almost here.
For those that don’t know, that Madhi fella is supposed to show up to warn us about Armageddon. The tools running Iran seem to feel when the Madhi shows up he will be on their side, and that Iran will be the new center of paradise on earth. Considering it might end up glowing in the dark for the travesty these evil people would inflict on mankind that’s funny to me. And I should also point out that these fanatics forget the people in Iran are just as pissed at them as these others they claim are agitating against their governments elsewhere are, leaving one to conclude that Iran ain’t going to fare any better than they all will.
Considering the bible claims that the anti-Christ will fight against Israel and Christian forces, one has to wonder how to take this revelation by the Iranian government. I would love to get an explanation of what role they see for themselves and Islam after this pronouncement that Israel is the enemy the Madhi comes to fight, especially when Islam claims Jesus as a prophet and both the Torah and the Bible as holy.
Maybe I am not as familiar with the Quaran, but if it actually says the Madhi will come to stand against Israel, shouldn’t that raise a few eyebrows amongst everyone that understands what religions or nations the Iranian leadership claims Islam will face off against in the end of times? Whether you are religious and/or a believer in this stuff or not, this should make you wonder WTF is going on with the Iranian leadership and their boner for the “End of times” type conflicts. Methinks these tools should be taken seriously when they say crazy shit like this.
Update: I think we found the anti-Christ.
Anyone that’s against breast implants and TV has got to be evil.
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/28/11 at 11:00 AM in Deep Thoughts Religion and Sky Pixies War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Some perspective on what’s going on
Well, now we know what kinds of wars demcorats approve off: undefined conflicts led by committee better known in military terms as Charley Foxtrot (cluster fuck) operations, that have no define purpose or end, and most important of all, that wastes ton of tax payer dollars with no discernable return. In short, the left hates any conflict that serves real American interests, don’t get approval from the liberal elite committee, but unlike when the left -their MSM mouth pieces - made a big deal out of a carrier carrying a banner declaring it’s mission completed when Bush went there, now we are getting smoke blown up our ass and the MSM goes along.
We are being assured there is also no plan to go into Syria, a conflict that looks to address more US strategic interests considering how deep Assad’s Iranian boyfriends have their thing planted up Syria’s crack, by them. Considering how fast they flip-flopped on not going into Libya, one should take this with a grain of salt. These leftists love stretching our military thin on meaningless adventures while doing their best to leave them both ill equipped and with as many restrictions as possible to make the job as hard as it can be. I would not be Obama starts another war considering people are saying he has acted like a doofus and they feel he lacks what it takes to lead. He has something to prove before the 2012 election. Maybe even have a war he can then claim he walked away from! In the mean time they continue to bleed America dry on all fronts. I seriously keep going back between they are just inept and fanatically stupid about their ideas, and hence unable to see the damage they cause, or that they are doing this all on purpose. Either way, they are destructive and we will pay the price for letting them have power.
In the mean time we see what the country would look like with Biden as president. Best guarantee that we will not have some lunatic ever try to kill Obama. Whomever picked Biden as VP was a genius.
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/27/11 at 09:36 AM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Not a week old and already falling apart?
Dang. Looks like Obama’s coalition is falling apart. The one put together to do regime change in Libya. I know the MSM isn’t going to use that word because then it might leave them with egg on their face. Considering the ruckus they caused when Bush said the same about Saddam back when, it is no surprise that now they don’t say that’s what Obama and the UN committee are doing in Libya to Gaddafi.
Heh, did the Germans just admit they believe the UN is as idiotic as I know they are? The regime change by committee thing must not suit them well. I had to laugh at this other revelation, though.
Heh! France is after oil? NO WAY!
Here is a prediction: these idiots fuck this up and Obama and the US are blamed when Gaddafi goes back to his old terrorist ways with a vengeance.
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/23/11 at 06:38 PM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Obama’s Abu Ghraib cum Gitmo combined..
Like the heading of this post shows it now looks like the Obama Admin now has it’s own problems with troops doing things that would have set the left off during the Bush years. Most of the MSM, unlike back when, are not trying to pin these despicable acts on the guy in the WH - including the fact that the WH has been trying real hard to keep the story buried since the 2009 incident took place - but is playing Ostrich. In fact the few cases when the MSM is reporting on this it is to discriminate the lefty talking points and try and absolve this WH from the despicable treatment they gave the previous attendants for much of the same. Yes you morons, these photos are not going to get the 24/7 coverage you gave anything you could turn into a negative for the US and Bush back when, but they are going to still be far more damaging considering this happened under the Nobel Peace prize winner now bombing another Arab nation. Go figure. Oh how I love schadenfreude!
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/22/11 at 01:28 PM in Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy The Press Machine War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Hope & Change meets BDS..
While a few on the left are abandoning Obama over Libya like they did Bush on Iraq, like Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) claiming on MSNBC that we are fighting in Libya for oil, something he is right about, but should clarify we are doing for the Europeans, Kucinich is all aghast about the evil of war, and my personal favorite, the fat baseball cap wearing capitalist that has become stinking rich peddling collectivist bullshit damning Obama’s peace price - as Obama now has become the Nobel Peace Prize recipient to fire off the most cruise missiles and is trying to surpass Yasser Arafat as a recipient to be responsible for the most people killed, the bulk of them remain silent, or worse, defend him, now for doing what just a few years back made them insane. Heck, even Obama is turning on Obama. So, because I just love to rub this shit in the faces of the BDS infected morons that spent the better part of the Bush years telling us how evil BooshChimpyMcHitler was, I have to point out that that evil Bush had a bigger coalition for Iraq, including congress’ stamp of approval, than Obama does.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t believe Obama needed either UN or congressional approval to tell our military to just bomb the hell out Libya’s defense system – in fact I always feel that if we can get UN approval for any of these military engagements it means that it is bad policy for the US in their eyes, a waste of tax payer money with no discernable US interest being met, or both – but I do want to point out how stupid the left was during the Bush years.
Schadenfruede rocks, and I do not care to pretend I am not seriously enjoying watching so many of these morons contort themselves into pretzels to defend Obama for not only keeping and escalating Bush’s 2 wars, but possibly starting another one, or turning on him in order to remain consistent. I am even getting some serious satisfaction from the ones trying to look away and pretend this isn’t going on. I always told these idiots there would be consequences of their BDS induced antipathy someday, and I am enjoying the freak show now. It would be even sweeter if good people were not in harms way, under the command of these incompetents, but the real world is like that unfortunately. I wonder if the left will come out and profess their hope Obama fails at this latest exercise like they did to Bush. Harry Reid was not available for comment. That they are going to get used by the bad guys is a given though. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose! (The more things change, the more they stay the same.) Heh, how fitting.
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/22/11 at 06:23 AM in Left Wing Idiocy Politics Cult of Personality The Press Machine Tooting My Own Horn War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Saturday, March 19, 2011
And how those of us that pointed out that odds favored that whole affair ending up wrong were told it was about democracy? Well, how does this fit with that?
Forget the fact that I think ElBaradei is a douchbag of the first order. Or that I have a hearty laugh at the fact these idiots claim he is widely respected on the world stage - respect on the world stage usually equates with anti-US/anti-Israeli sentiments and much love for collectivist idiocy and totalitarian leftist governments which sooner or later end up screwing over their people – in order to elevate the man’s status. Pay attention to the fact that the Egyptian brotherhood has made it clear they want nothing to do with him or secularism.
You have to wonder what that reality is, huh?
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/19/11 at 01:14 PM in Religion and Sky Pixies The Religion of Peace™ War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Oh, who the fook cares?
You guys know that I do not like giving Obama any slack and think most demcorats are spawns of the devil, so I hope you realize that I am doing this because this bullshit galls even me. What am I talking about? Well, the fact that even the elite Eurotrash leadership are now bashing Obama about Libya. They are baffled about US liberals acting like them after they spent most of the last decade telling us how we should do just that!
Seriously, WTF? For eight years you assholes told everyone you could get to listen how evil the US under Bush was. How he was invading Iraq just to steal the oil - and I have to point out how disgusting this was when it was the French and the Russians opposing Bush all the way precisely because of their lucrative oil contracts with Saddam being threatened by Saddam’s removal – and have the US soldiers murder babies so the Jews could drink their blood or such some nonsense. How America was an evil imperialistic country because it was beating up on poor brown people, while the truth was that the only country that constantly sacrifices both treasure and the best amongst its young to protect everyone else.
In short we were constantly being told by these very assholes now complaining about Obama’s lack of action, how Bush was a cowboy and America was so lacking in nuance under him, only to now that Obama acts like they do, have us again be chastised for being more like them? Again: W-T-F?? Look. I have zero sympathy for Obama, but I seriously despise the way these crooks in Europe feel the US should lead when it is their pockets that are going to get hit. And have no doubt that all the heroic talk of getting rid of an evil dictator by the Europeans, especially the French, is nothing but that. These Europeans told us constantly when Bush was trying to deal with Iraq, and even Afghanistan, that we should bow to their wisdom and just accept the fact these dictators were good for business. Now that Gaddafi is hitting them in the proverbial pocket books – and have no doubt that while we have seen some nasty price spikes in oil products because of the risk that the loss of Libyan oil flow posses, that in Europe where practically all that swill is sent, the hit is far, far greater – they suddenly want action, the US to lead it, and are wondering why Obama took their previous attacks on us to heart and acted like one of them. I say fuck them all.
Oh yeah, I also have to laugh at this shit:
If you doubted how stupid John Kerry was, read that again. Hey moron: “IT THE CALL TO ARMS IS ALL ABOUT THE OIL!” Obama is being told to act by the Europeans, just like they demanded Bush do nothing about Saddam, because yet again it impacts their pocket books. Not only that: this time they can help the Chinese and the Russian get all happy by spreading the US military’s capabilities out even thinner, at the US tax payer’s expense of course, while doing so. Especially with Obama being clueless.
Damage control? Or leftists twits hoping to score points with the Eurotrash? Hey fools, here is a dirty little secret; this IS about the oil. We should have told the Europeans to do their own heavy lifting. And we definitely should have avoided the UN. If they are on board you can bet it harms US interests.Close this post...
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/19/11 at 12:47 PM in Decline of Western Civilization Deep Thoughts Left Wing Idiocy Politics Law, & Economics War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Once More, Unto the Breach
Well, so much for the right wing crabbing that the President wasn’t going to do anything:
The Arab League and NATO are saying they want to be involved and have been the most open supporters of this. But let’s be realistic—the burden is going to be mostly on the United States. We’re the only guys on the planet who can project the kind of air power needed to enforce a no-fly zone without flying into a tree. This resolution would have gotten nowhere if the UN weren’t certain that we would be shouldering the burden. Indications are that the Obama Administration has been quietly moving toward this and has briefed members of Congress on their plans. It could go even further than a no-fly zone, however. The Administration is noting, correctly, that a no-fly zone is unlikely to have much impact on the Libyan civil war. There is a potential to escalate this into attacking Qaddafi’s ground forces. And, as we’ve learned from past interventions, once we get a foot in, we can’t accept failure.
I am very dubious of this. The initial cost is estimated to be $15 billion a year and that’s assuming no escalation. Our military is already stretched in two theaters—indeed the Air Force is saying they will have to divert resources from Afghanistan for this. And what are we doing this for? So we can look “decisive”? So we can make friends in the region? So that we can create the happy situation that now exists in Iraq? Libya is highly tribal. It’s very possible this could explode into an internecine mess. What’s our exit strategy? Fuck, what’s our entry strategy? And where does it end? There are other civil wars going on, other brutal crackdowns going on. The reason for getting involved in Libya’s civil war is sounding an awful lot like the reason for getting involved in Iraq—because we can.
At the very least, the President needs to explain his intentions and his motivations—to the country, not to select members of Congress. And he needs Congressional authorization if we’re going in. I have had it with Presidents engaging in open-ended military action without following the War Powers Act, let alone the Constitution. I have a feeling this is going to go on a lot longer than 60 days.
Maybe this will work out. We seem to have a lot more cooperation than we did with Iraq. And comparisons to Iraq are somewhat dubious to begin with. We are not overthrowing a regime but (maybe) helping others do so. A more apt comparison might be what we did in Serbia (which worked out so well). But after two grim struggles in Islamic countries, I think we’re at least owed an explanation and a debate to answer the fundamental question that we should ask before any military action: what are we doing that is worth the loss of American lives and treasure?
I’ll say one thing. Someone, I think it was Reason—called this. I remember reading a commentary when Obama was elected that predicted he would get more aggressive on foreign policy since that’s the realm where the President has the most authority. Well, he’s acting all right. Let’s just hope that he and Gates and Clinton aren’t as stupid as Bush, Rummy and Powell were.
Posted by Hal_10000 on 03/17/11 at 06:31 PM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Thursday, March 03, 2011
OH, the irony!
Lybian rebels fighting to rid themselves from Gaddafi, call for help from… WAIT!.... The Cowboy?
I guess they also already know Obama is a spineless wannabe. Seriously, these people are doing this because despite the 24/7 propaganda from the Islamist and the left, they all know Iraq was rid of it’s dictator by Bush. And that they call for him shows they expect action from him and not the current guy warming the seat in the WH. Heh, the left must be pissed. Obama was supposed to make the world a better place, and he and his people seem almost paralyzed by these changes. No wonder these guys want Bush to come help. Snark! The usual tools in the MSM must be pissed about this revelation, after all, they want you to know the Bush the Lybian is referring to is daddy, not the son whom actually got rid of a dictator. If you were them, hoping to get rid of Gaddafi, would you be calling for the guy that left Saddam in charge, or the guy that actually got rid of Saddam?
Posted by AlexinCT on 03/03/11 at 11:15 AM in Deep Thoughts Fun and Humor Left Wing Idiocy Politics War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
Monday, February 21, 2011
Libya In Flames
Jesus, this is getting intense:
Al-Jazeera has a liveblog which reports, among other things, that the Libyan air force was ordered to bomb crowds of protesters.
The explosion in Libya and the likelihood that Gadhafi will fall is a thorn in the idea that we are witnessing the creation of an Islamist superstate. Gadhafi is well-known radical and a sponsor of terrorism. He’s the kind of guy the Islamists want in power. Of course, as we’ve seen, getting rid of one evil man does not guarantee a worse one won’t get in. But there is something very fundamental shaking in the Middle East. The fire has now spread to at least nine countries—Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Jordan and Morocco, all of which have different situations. Comparisons are being made to 1848, although I am loathe to make such comparisons. This is something different.
Posted by Hal_10000 on 02/21/11 at 11:36 AM in War on Terror/Axis of Evil • (0) Trackbacks • Permalink •
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