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11 US troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases

11 US troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases


Via: Krishna  •  19 comments  •  one month ago
U.S. Soldiers stand at a site of Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday, in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed atop Iranian commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose killing raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.  (Photo: Qassim Abdul-Zahra, AP)...
Jan 17 9:04am @2 The Trump administration previously had stated that no U.S. or Iraqi casualties were reported after the attacks, which occurred days after a U.S. airstrike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of...
Jan 17 9:04am @1 President Trump addressed the nation following the strikes, stating that Iranian forces were backing down and indicating that further military action would not be taken unless provoked by Iran.
‘Unholy collusion’

‘Unholy collusion’


Via: Larry Hampton  •  240 comments  •  one month ago
Jan 16 3:09pm @6.5 "..." And that includes The Devil himself!
Jan 16 3:08pm @3.1.6 I assume you are referring to "Good Christians" such as Ted Cruz.? Here's what Cruz said about Donald Trump: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has staked his campaign on Indiana -- where polls show him trailing...
Jan 16 11:44am @6.3 "..." "Our Values"? What is "the Christian View" on abortion and the issue of a woman's right to choose? It appears that you are making the assumption that "Christians" all have the same view...
The “Trade Deal” is Hilarious

The “Trade Deal” is Hilarious


Via: Krishna  •  64 comments  •  one month ago
Joshua M. Brown, CEO Ritholtz Wealth management There’s no third party enforcement or oversight of whether the two sides are meeting their obligations. Basically, it’s just political cover. The market doesn’t care. Stocks wanted a resolution and this will do for now. Here’s Ethan Harris and the BofA Merrill US Economics research team: The more interesting part of the...
Jan 16 3:00pm @4.4 "..." In your opinion-- why did Trump negotiate a deal that couldn't be enforced?
Jan 16 2:54pm @4.1.8 "..." Is that a recent "Epiphany" you just had? Because the fact of the matter is that they've been doing that for years! 
Jan 16 2:51pm @3.1.4 Nope. Hardly an "Epiphany"... I've known it for years. For years I've seen the Chinese go back on their word, and therefore don't have any reason to expect they will change now.  (And for that...
Jan 16 2:45pm @3.1.2 Did this Epiphany come to you in just the last 3 years, or from Decades of "Other's Actions/Non-Actions ? Epiphany? Nope. Hardly an "Epiphany"... I've known it for years. For years I've seen...
Jan 16 2:38pm @4.2.2 "..." "Now"? Trump has said that nothing re; the tariffs has changed-- the tariffs that have currently been on for a while now will neither be increased nor decreased...and no new tariffs will...
Jan 16 2:33pm @4.3.1 "Reformed?" How about the fact that for many people its way beyond "reformed-- because they don't pay anything at all to a broker! This started in October-- Schwab was first to eliminate...
Jan 16 2:23pm @4.3 "..." "Reformed?" How about the fact that for many people its way beyond "reformed-- because they don't pay anything at all to a broker. Because they trade with an online site, not a...
Jan 16 2:18pm @4.2 "..." Yes-- and that's exactly what he is telling us. If the deal were to be enforced, its actually a pretty good deal (as a first step).  But what Josh Brown is telling us is that even a "good...
Jan 16 2:13pm @3.1 "..." Correct! :-)
Jan 16 2:12pm @1.1.3 "..." If nothing ever changes-- then why would anyone put money into the stock market?
Jan 16 11:34am @2 This was about restoring confidence and calming markets with the campaign heading into the final stretch. Getting something written down on paper. Mission accomplished as the S&P 500 cruises...
Jan 16 11:32am @1 What happens if China falls short of the targets? The enforcement mechanism allows both sides to judge for themselves whether they are meeting the spirit of the agreement.
And now for something completely different . . .

And now for something completely different . . .


Via: Krishna  •  4 comments  •  one month ago
Dogs in Penguin Costumes
Jan 14 10:50am @2 Every picture tells a story . . .
Jan 14 10:47am @1 Music credit: Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Cats Could Be the Next Rocky Horror Picture Show

Cats Could Be the Next Rocky Horror Picture Show


Via: Krishna  •  14 comments  •  one month ago
Cats might have been a hit on Broadway in the 1980s and '90s, but the new film adaptation has been, by almost all standards, a catastrophic failure. Its $6.5 million domestic opening weekend wasn't even half of studio projections, disastrous for a major release with a production budget estimated at $100 million.  Cats  is proving just as big a failure with the critics as it is at...
Jan 14 10:15am @3.1 I dunno-- it might be a positive thing...??? aybe we need something to distract from the horrors of the current political scene...????
Jan 14 10:14am @2.1.1 "..." I didn't know too much about it, but obviously it was panned by the critics. However, apparently the one area in which it was considered noteworthy was special effects. That, along with the...
Jan 14 9:53am @2 The Alamo Drafthouse has already gotten ahead of the curve by scheduling "rowdy" screenings of Cats in which the theater chain, usually very strict about screening etiquette, allows audience...
Jan 14 9:52am @1 In most situations, talking loudly during a movie, let alone getting up to dance or to pull out a phone to film something, is viewed as rude and inappropriate. Cats, however, is not most movies. If...
Greta Thunberg responds to Meat Loaf comment that she's been 'brainwashed'

Greta Thunberg responds to Meat Loaf comment that she's been 'brainwashed'


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  140 comments  •  one month ago
Jan 14 10:03am @13.1.7 Cats Could Be The Next Rocky Horror Picture Show Looks like those of us who attended in the past will have another opportunity for that sort of fun! (Interesting story, so I decided to seed it HERE)
Jan 14 9:41am @13.1.5 That sort of audience participation was quite a "thing"-- but it was long ago. I had thought that it had died out completely. But here's a strange coincidence-- just as Meatloaf is suddenly back...
Jan 13 10:12pm @6.1.16 "..." And how is that any different from people here who have nothing better to do all day than argue with liberals (or conservatives) about how stupid everyone on one side of the aisle is?...
Jan 13 9:13pm @13.1.1 "..." Has actually participated in The Rocky Horror Show?
Jan 12 6:40pm @13.1 GREAT SCOTT! Hmmm.... I wonder...am I the only one here who...  Oh...nevermind! (See also:  "Callbacks") Where is Buzz when you need him . . . ?
Jan 07 5:33pm @13 The "Bat Out of Hell" singer told the Daily Mail in a Jan. 1 interview that he does not believe in climate change, but rather, that he believes Thunberg, 17, has been "brainwashed." GREAT SCOTT!
Iran protests: Crowds in Tehran refuse to walk on U.S. and Israeli flags

Iran protests: Crowds in Tehran refuse to walk on U.S. and Israeli flags


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  7 comments  •  one month ago
Jan 14 9:26am @1.1 "..." All the "libs" I know are strongly opposed to right-wing theocratic governments....
 Trump retweets fake image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in front of Iranian flag

Trump retweets fake image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in front of Iranian flag


Via: JohnRussell  •  57 comments  •  one month ago
Trump retweets fake image of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in front of Iranian flag On Monday, President Trump retweeted a fake image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer in Middle Eastern garb standing in front of an Iranian flag. The poorly-photoshopped image showed Pelosi wearing hijab and Schumer with a turban on his head. "Democrats 2020," the text on...
Jan 14 9:23am @2 He's really started to get desperate about the effect impeachment on his popularity-- so he's desperately trying to distract from that....
'Our enemy is here': Iran protesters demand that leaders quit after plane downed

'Our enemy is here': Iran protesters demand that leaders quit after plane downed


Via: Krishna  •  12 comments  •  one month ago
Demonstrators light candles while gathering during a vigil for the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight Credit: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg DUBAI (Reuters) - Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic's leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despite days of...
Jan 13 10:26pm @2.1.4 "..." When I was in LoshAngeles I met a lot of persian-Americans. (They prefer to call themselves "Persian" rather tyan "Iranian"-- because they are descended from the ancientt Persian...
Jan 13 10:22pm @2.1.3 They've been protesting for years. Sometimes the protests are few and far between-- but things  really came to a head a while back-- IIRC 20o8 or so...?? There were a really large number of...
Jan 13 7:50pm @2.1.1 "..." True, There was a major effort in the past--- really big opposition to the government's policies, but ultimately failed. (It was called "The Green Movement"): Iran’s Green Movement Never...
Jan 13 5:18pm @2 Iranian officials sought to portray the plane disaster as a second blow to a nation mourning after Soleimani's death. His funeral prompted huge public gatherings, which the authorities described...
Jan 13 5:16pm @1 Demonstrations against a hike in fuel prices turned political last year, sparking the bloodiest crackdown in the 40-year history of the Islamic Republic. About 1,500 people were killed during...
Dems go dead silent on protests after Iranians blame regime, praise Trump

Dems go dead silent on protests after Iranians blame regime, praise Trump


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  7 comments  •  one month ago
The hypocrisy of the democrats knows no bounds.  Their handling of the Iran situation shows their secular progressive cowardice in facing down terrorism and brutal regimes.  Democrats only wanted to hate on Trump and have no use for Iranian freedom protesters protesting the regime they made deals with.  
Jan 13 10:17pm @3 F.Y. I; I just seeded an article re: the Iranian protesters. Its here: 'Our Enemy Is Here': Iran Protesters Demand That Leaders Quit After Plane Down Check it out-- you might learn something!...
songs about being young

songs about being young


By: JohnRussell  •  52 comments  •  one month ago
YOUTH OF A THOUSAND SUMMERS - Van Morrison WE ARE YOUNG - Fun YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE - Candi Staton YOUNG EMOTIONS - Ricky Nelson
Jan 13 9:00pm @25 Dion & The Belmonts "A Teenager in Love"
Jan 13 8:53pm @24 The Crests - Sixteen Candles 
Jan 13 8:41pm @20.1.1 I have read a couple of stories about some of the K-Pop kids. Several of them have committed suicide and some think something is going on in that world. Was sad. I believe its because its so...
Jan 13 8:39pm @23 #SELFIE (Official Music Video) - The Chainsmokers
Jan 13 8:22pm @20 K-Pop: K-pop (abbreviation of Korean pop; Korean: 케이팝) is a genre of popular music originating in South Korea. Although it generally indicates "popular music" within South Korea, the term is...
Jan 13 8:09pm @19 Los Del Rio - Macarena - 1996
Jan 13 8:05pm @18 (Kids also dancing the Lambada)
Jan 13 8:03pm @17 LITTLE RICHARD - RUBBER DUCKY
Jan 13 8:03pm @16 LITTLE RICHARD - RUBBER DUCKY
Jan 13 7:57pm @15 FOOTLOOSE - FINAL DANCE
The UK is abandoning its alliance with Trump as the United States 'withdraws from its leadership around the world'

The UK is abandoning its alliance with Trump as the United States 'withdraws from its leadership around the world'


Via: Krishna  •  35 comments  •  one month ago
President Donald Trump.  Getty The UK is threatening to tear up its defense alliance with the US after President Donald Trump's Iran crisis triggered a rupture between the two countries. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told The Sunday Times that the UK was looking to forge stronger alliances with other international partners that shared its priorities. He said the US...
Jan 13 5:29pm @2 A spokesman for Johnson was also quick to condemn Trump's threats to target Iranian cultural sites, if carried out, as a breach of international law and possibly a war crime. The UK is now openly...
Jan 13 5:27pm @1 The comments came after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government distanced itself from the attack that killed Soleimani, with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab labeling it a "dangerous escalation"...
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: Trump Bringing Obama Into Iran Discussion ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: Trump Bringing Obama Into Iran Discussion ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’


Via: Krishna  •  16 comments  •  one month ago
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade: Trump Bringing Obama Into Iran Discussion ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’ “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade has shared his disapproval of President Trump’s Wednesday claim that the Obama administration’s Iran Nuclear Deal is partially to blame for the strikes between America and Iran over the past week. “I just don’t love bringing up the previous...
Jan 13 8:38am @2.1.7 Well,,, I watch Fox a lot. (I have to for work). And it is true that Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. (Occasionally they do have someone on that presents alternative views-- but they...
Jan 13 8:34am @2.3.1 "..." Good One!  LOL (though it probably"went over most peoples' heads"...)
Jan 13 8:33am @2.1.6 So we should trust and believe in the "fair and balanced" CNN and MSNBC Speak for yourself! My "motto" is...QUESTION EVERYTHING! I don't trust any mainstream media outlet-- be it NBC, CNN, or...
Jan 11 8:48am @2 Most people on Fox News have a seriously obsessive case of ODS! (The so called "Obama Derangement Syndrome"!!!)
Jan 11 8:46am @1 “We all know that. It’s been 40 years of failed policies,” said Kilmeade, who suggested it’s possible to acknowledge a disagreement with how dealings in the Middle East have gone without “getting...
Woman claims she predicted Harry and Meghan Markle splitting from royal family by reading asparagus spears

Woman claims she predicted Harry and Meghan Markle splitting from royal family by reading asparagus spears


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  29 comments  •  one month ago
Jan 13 8:29am @1.1.6 "..." Perhaps the best examples are those where its a murder case...and one where the police haven't a clue as to where the body is located. Then the police psychic tells then where it is and...
Jan 13 8:27am @1.1.5 "..." I've had so many experiences..I don't know which one to pick. (I attend a monthly practice session with other graduates of the Psychic Skills programme-- we do paired reading of a opartner,...
Jan 12 11:23pm @1.1.3 "..." ...or the subjects' fantasies. I always find it fascinating when I experience someone telling me that I did not experience things that I have experienced. I've always wondered why some...
Jan 12 7:50pm @1.1.1 IAs I believed I mentioned, I had taken a course in developing Psychic abilities. One day the teacher announced that we'd be trying a few new techniques, and that we should bring a teacup to the...
Jan 12 7:43pm @1.2 "..." Maybe she wasn't trying to predict the future-- but merely trying to decide if she wanted milk or Lemon in her tea?
Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy wonders what would happen if the U.S. accidentally shot down a jet. Geraldo Rivera reminds him 'we did.'

Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy wonders what would happen if the U.S. accidentally shot down a jet. Geraldo Rivera reminds him 'we did.'


Via: Krishna  •  8 comments  •  one month ago
What would happen if the United States accidentally shot down a jetliner like Iran apparently did this week? There's no need to speculate, as Fox News' Geraldo Rivera just pointed out. The hosts of   Fox & Friends   on Friday discussed   news that officials believe   the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, was mistakenly...
Jan 13 8:21am @2.2.1 "..." That amt. is a bit strange. I don't have time to google it now but I'm wondering if they did that so that they could honestly  say that we offered "more than 25 K".  LOL!
Jan 11 8:37am @2  After Iran sued the U.S. government, the suit was settled in 1996, and the U.S. paid $62 million.
Jan 11 8:36am @1 The hosts of   Fox & Friends   on Friday discussed   news that officials believe   the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran earlier this week, killing 176 people, was mistakenly...
FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS FROM XINJIANG CAMPS

FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS FROM XINJIANG CAMPS


Via: Larry Hampton  •  6 comments  •  one month ago
Jan 12 11:17pm @2 One of the things I find so strange about this is the lack of outrage from the world's 50+ Muslim countries. I am really puzzled as to why this is so...???
Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report

Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report


Via: Tessylo  •  128 comments  •  one month ago
Politics Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report Sanjana Karanth January 9, 2020, 11:26 PM EST Justice Department Effectively Ends Clinton Investigation After Finding Nothing: Report A  Department of Justice  inquiry into  Hillary Clinton  that began after...
Jan 12 6:56pm @1.2.1 Comey had the goods on feckless [deleted] Hillary. HDS ("Hillary Derangement Syndrome") is alive and well on NT!
Trump says Iran appears to be ‘standing down’ after strike

Trump says Iran appears to be ‘standing down’ after strike


Via: Nerm_L  •  127 comments  •  one month ago
So ends the war that the never began.  The conventional wisdom of an overly hysterical journalism and political Washington has once again shown itself to be driven by fear rather than facts.   President Trump never beat war drums and never threatened war with Iran.  The President did not call for removal of a rogue government, did not lambaste the Iranian Revolutionary regime for...
Jan 11 8:28am @8.2.4 "..." Apparently the Constitution of the United States of America is in disagreement with you: Article I, Section 2, Clause 5   provides: The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker...
Jan 11 7:42am @8.1.16 "..." As I mentioned previously, all Americans do not have the same values or opinions. For example, even amongst some Americans who were employed and have now found work, there may be major...
Jan 11 7:32am @8.1.15 I would think that if those levels could be maintained or improved for the next 10 months, killing Soleimani won't be much of a concern.  For many Americans that killing is of little concern....
Jan 11 7:31am @8.1.14 I thought the economy was the most important factor influencing how Americans vote.  All Americans do not think alike. All do not have the same values-- or priorities. Hasn't the Dow now...
Jan 11 12:43am @8.2.2 Trump hasn’t been impeached.  Apparently you are unfamiliar with the Constitution: Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 provides: The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other...
Jan 11 12:25am @8.1.7 I see it not so much than any particular Democratic candidate can win the election-- but rather that Trump could lose it. As I mentioned, if the election were to be held today, IMO Trump would...
Jan 10 10:28pm @8.1.3 "..." Up until recently, it seemed pretty obvious to me that Trump would get re-elected (regardless of who the Democratic candidate would be!).. However as the events of the last few days...
Jan 10 10:24pm @8.2 "..." Trump has already been impeached. Don't you ever watch (or read) the news? 
Jan 10 12:51am @5.2 "..." What makes you think its over?
Jan 09 11:22am @7.1.24 "..." Well, while he's never been to Israel, I bet he's been to Haifa!
Jan 09 11:20am @4.1.2 "..." You realize, of course, that she's only still putting on her lipstick, eh? I was referring, of course, to the proverbial "Fatlady". Please keep in mind that: It ain't over 'till its...
Jan 09 11:17am @4.1.1 "..." You realize, of course, that she's only still putting on her lipstick, eh?
Jan 09 11:12am @1.1 "..." Trump is never "wrong"-- those statements were just "negotiating tactics"! 
Living A Nightmare----How Long Can We Survive As A Rogue Nation

Living A Nightmare----How Long Can We Survive As A Rogue Nation


By: DocPhil  •  170 comments  •  one month ago
All rhetoric aside, this nation is in trouble. We seem to be inextricably divided into two opposing factions that can not or will not reach common ground on almost any issue. 51% of the nation believes that this President and his administration are rogue or illegal actors on both the international and national stage, while a fairly stable 44% of the population believes wholeheartedly that the...
Jan 11 8:14am @8.1.3 "..." Sort of like Trump uses our allies towards his own personal ends. For example, attempting to get the leader of the Ukraine to investigate one of Trump's political opponents (Joe Biden)....
Jan 11 8:11am @7.4 "..." Kim Jung was a threat because the N Koreans had nukes. But he is no longer a threat as he is going to give them up. (I know that's true because Trump said so...and he would never lie)
Jan 11 8:04am @6.3 The United States is increasingly under attack by rogue actors every day.  I love "rogue actors"! My favourite rogue actor is Jack Nicholson-- who's yours?
Jan 11 8:02am @4.3 "..." Apparently there is some disagreement on that subject-- some people are pretty sure that he has not been impeached! (See, for example, comment # 8. 2. 1. HERE)
Jan 11 7:56am @1.5 "..." Specifically, what type of "facts" are you asking for?  Do you want actual "True facts"-- or are "alternative facts" acceptable? (See the section of the video starting at about 1:28)
Jan 11 7:50am @1.1.5 "..." Maybe, maybe not, The results of the Soleimani killing may be the factor that prevents him from being re-elected-- or even causes him not to seek re-election. (IMO many people are making...
Dems rush to implicate Trump for plane crash linked to Iran missile strike

Dems rush to implicate Trump for plane crash linked to Iran missile strike


Via: KDMichigan  •  84 comments  •  one month ago
Democrats suggest Trump bears responsibility for Ukraine airliner shot down by Iran In the wake of claims that an errant missile fired by Iran brought down a passenger jet earlier this week, some Democrats and media voices have appeared to make the case that President Trump at least shares in the blame for the death of 176 civilians. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., pointedly laid the blame...
Jan 10 11:41pm @6.1.8 "..." Are you implying that there is no war going on there...and therefore the U.S. was wrong in killing Suleimani? (Perhaps you are right-- I don't know as I'm not an expert in International Law)
Jan 10 11:38pm @6.1.7 I just saw this comment. (#6.1) However before I scrolled this far down the page I also made a comment about the same incident (see # 3. 3 and 3  .3. 1)
Jan 10 11:31pm @3.3.1 "..." This is a perfect example of why the United States should not have a nuclear weapon! /sarc
Jan 10 11:29pm @3.3 "..." Been there, done that: Iran Air Flight 655 was a scheduled passenger flight from Tehran to Dubai via Bandar Abbas that was shot down on 3 July 1988 by an SM-2MR surface-to-air missile...
Iran and America Are Suddenly Both Naked

Iran and America Are Suddenly Both Naked


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  10 comments  •  one month ago
The Emperor has no clothes = exposing what has been hidden, ignored or denied
Jan 10 11:23pm @6.1.2 (cont'd from previous comment) Most of the news coverage I see assumes that the problem with Iran is now mostly over. We killed a major terror leader, they "retaliated" by firing some rockets...
Jan 10 11:20pm @6.1.1 Sorry, I wasn't being clear. Generally that's a good idea-- if what you're doing doesn't work-- try doing something else!  (BTW-- and this is a bit off topic-- I've noticed that most people, when...
Jan 10 10:51pm @6 "..." Which is why it needed to be changed. But the recent major shift in tactics (the killing of wasn't diplomacy-- that was military action: By taking decisive action against Soleimani,...
Tucker Carlson: Now is the time to pull out of Iraq for good

Tucker Carlson: Now is the time to pull out of Iraq for good


Via: Krishna  •  31 comments  •  one month ago
Tucker Carlson said it is time for the U.S. to remove itself from Middle Eastern affairs after years of war in   Iraq   and the surrounding region. The "Tucker Carlson Tonight" host said Wednesday that President Trump had the right idea in 2007, when the future president said during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer that there is no way to successfully democratize Iraq. "So...
Jan 09 11:32am @3.2 So 17 years, trillions of American dollars, more than 35,000 Americans killed or wounded -- you probably know one -- and this is what we get at the end in return: Another Iranian proxy state that...
Jan 09 11:32am @4.2 "..." Good oint. If they continue to attack we must stay-- because at this point its important to have more American soldiers killed. (If they stopped killing us there's be no point in...
Jan 09 11:29am @4.1 "..." Which is why our policy is so f*ckin' stupid! (Ticker's "stopped clock act" is right for once...)
Jan 09 11:28am @3.1 "..." You do realize,of course, that that's no longer relevant?
Jan 09 11:27am @1.1.2 "..." (He's such a wuss, alors! )
Jan 09 11:26am @1.1.1 "..." Good point! And we all know that the last thing Cucker Tarlson would want to do is upset the Democrats!
Jan 08 10:48pm @2 Its nice ti hear someone speakin' common sense ideas for a change...
Jan 08 10:47pm @1 "They're in a civil war over there, Wolf. There's nothing we're going to be able to do with a civil war... It's going to go to Iran." "It was good advice then," Carlson said. "We should have taken...
GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment

GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment


Via: Tessylo  •  16 comments  •  one month ago
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) National GOP leader suggests Trump had to strike Iran because of impeachment By   Dan Desai Martin   - January 7, 2020 11:13 AM House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed impeachment was somehow to blame for Trump's escalation with...
Jan 09 11:25am @6 Schiff Derangement Syndrome! (AKA "SDS" IMHO).
Jan 09 11:24am @5.2 "..." There you go again-- typical Schiff Derangement Syndrome!
U.S. proving it's serious about religious freedom abroad

U.S. proving it's serious about religious freedom abroad


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  10 comments  •  one month ago
It’s good to see us protecting religious freedom and liberty all around the world for all religions no matter where they might be a minority religion.  Religious liberty is a human right. 
Jan 08 10:58pm @3 One concern being addressed is the 70-plus countries in the world that have blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws that often result in the jailing of religious minorities, especially Christians....
The Impact of Killing Qassem Suleimani

The Impact of Killing Qassem Suleimani


By: al Jizzerror  •  411 comments  •  one month ago
I think everyone considers Qassem Suleimani to be a fucking asshole who deserved to die.  He was responsible for thousands of deaths in the region including hundreds of Americans.  Butt is killing that murdering prick worth a war with Iran (and their proxies)?  Are American troops in the region in more danger as a result of the action?  Will there be more Embassy attacks in the region?  Will...
Jan 07 9:22pm @14.3 "..." Yet another of our Neo-Con Chickenhawk President's many accomplishments!
Jan 07 9:21pm @14.2 "..." Yet another of our Neo-Con Chickenhawk President's many accomplishments!
Jan 07 9:19pm @12.1.21 And then-- they did it again! They destroyed the reactor that Syrian tyrant Bashar al Assad was building! (Well, technically speaking, neither the Iraqis not the Syrians were actually building...
Jan 07 9:14pm @12.1.20 And he almost had nuclear weapons... except "somebody" destroyed his nuclear reactor while it was under construction. (The only people who are "willing to do the jobs that no one else in the Middle...
Jan 07 9:12pm @12.1.19 We were lied to. The Bush administration was lied to-- but they believed the lies. (Actually so did a lot of Democrats at the time) Yes. Saddam did have banned WMDs at one point. And in fact he...
Jan 04 2:32pm @8.7 "..." Yes.   After all these years of Soleimani's action action-- why now?
Jan 04 2:14pm @5.2.12 "..." Whether or not you're aware of it, Obama is no longer in office and has little if any power to start a war with Iran. But Trump does-- and that's the topic we are discussing.
Jan 04 2:11pm @4.3.7 Impeachment proceedings happened. And IIRC correctly, our Chicken-Hawk-in Chief is only the third American president in history to be impeached. And that fact will go down in history. But more...
Jan 04 1:59pm @4.3.6 "..." Sometime the sheer uninformed stupidity LOL of the comments on this sites is truly amazing LOL! :-( (Oh and then there's that "LOL"...laughing at...what exactly?)
Jan 04 1:55pm @4.1.9 "..." Watch what happens next-- within a week to a week and a half. (Probably not an actual "World War"-- but it will be really nasty stuff). 
Jan 03 10:50pm @4.3.2 there are no impeachment proceedings... LOL WTF??? Trump becomes third U.S. president to be impeached as House approves both articles against him. The House of Representatives voted on Dec. 18...
Jan 03 10:31pm @5.3.1 "..." And yet our Chickenhawk Bone-Spur-Challenged president continues to send more kids there to die. (I'm still trying to figure out why he's keeping troops in Afghanistan... )
Jan 03 10:27pm @5.2.10 When events prevented Obama, he supposedly was a liar, lol. Good point! Whatever criticism anyone could make about Obama, we must keep in mind that he had no "free will"-- those dastardly...
Jan 03 10:25pm @5.2.9 When events prevented Obama, he supposedly was a liar, lol. Good point! Whatever criticism anyone could make about Obama, we must keep in mind that he had no "free will"-- those dastardly...
Jan 03 10:22pm @5.1.1 "..." Up until fairly recently, the Israelis have been pretty quiet about it, but they have been attacking Iranian proxies in Syria and Lebanon (mainly Hezb'Allah) for some time. And occasionally...
Jan 03 10:13pm @4.3 Although neocons may like what's to come, I thought all the libertarians on Newstalkers (and Donald Trump for that matter) wanted us to leave the middle east. What Donald trump wants (IMO) is to...
Jan 03 10:10pm @3.3 Glad the bastard is dead. No matter how you look at it this is a major escalation of the tension with Iran. It should be expected that they will strike back and it may not be in the middle east....
Trump properties could become Iranian targets

Trump properties could become Iranian targets


Via: Krishna  •  45 comments  •  one month ago
A giant billboard advertising the Trump International Golf Club hangs at the Dubai Trade Center roundabout, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) There’s a unique set of targets Iran is likely eyeing as it contemplates retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq on Jan. 2: Trump Organization properties in 11 countries...
Jan 07 9:05pm @7.4.1 "..." And how could I forget-- Presidents Garfield and McKinley (IIRC) were also assassinated. But of course none of them ever had to face the terrible things that Trump faces every day (due to...
Jan 07 9:03pm @7.4 "..." Yep-- he's the only one! Thank goodness that that didn't apply to presidents Lincoln. And Kennedy. They managed to escape harm from their actions.
Jan 07 9:00pm @7.2.1 "..." As well as his cronies-- IIRC some are facing various charges.
Jan 07 8:48pm @7.3 "..." true! No one ever criticized Bush-- or Clinton-- or even Jimmy Carter! Yep-- there was never any CDS ("Carter Derangement Syndrome"). And no Republican is ever really a "meanie" the way...
Jan 07 8:45pm @3.1.3 "..." That's good to know. (Just before the wall is complete, I'm going to buy stock in Home Depot!). Heck-- maybe we could convince Trump to build more walls.One along the entire Canadian...
Jan 06 10:44pm @6.1  There is evidence in the past that Trump businesses have done business with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Interesting..I hadn't known that. But I'm not surprised
Jan 06 10:24pm @3.1.1 "..." I hope fr Trump's sake they won't be building a wall that can be sawed through... Anyone remember this?: So, you remember that row of Trumpy-Wall prototypes bleaching in the Sun south...
Jan 06 10:20pm @4.2.1 Or his life..if he happens to be there when one of his properties is attacked. Hopefully the iranians (or their proxies) will be smart enough to carry out any campaign of harassment without...
Jan 06 10:15pm @4.1.2 "..." Well he is. He's constantly doing just that. But even though he does that, he doesn't think things through thoroughly.  Another way to say that: he's really, really impulsive. And my...
Jan 06 9:50pm @1.2.1 "..." Yes-- and soon those mischievous Iranians may put a hole in another one..and yet again another one... I agree with  igknorantzrulz though-- hopefully no actual humans will be hurt in the...
Jan 06 9:43pm @5.1 "..." Yep. (And it wouldn't be the first time...)
Jan 06 9:42pm @1.1.2 Or instead of doing some dramatic things all at once... just engage in continual acts of harassment daily... more for psychological effect than actual physical damage. Or...the worst of...
Jan 06 9:39pm @1.1.1 "..." Well they might attack Mar a Lago or one of his properties that is only used occasionally. Or, perhaps, if its a large property just do severe damage to some of the buildings on the...
Jan 06 9:31pm @4.2 "..." Or his life..if he happens to be there when one of his properties is attacked.
Jan 06 9:30pm @3.1 "..." I hope fr Trump's sake they won't be building a wall that can be sawed through...
Jan 06 9:09pm @2 Security experts point out that in addition to conventional military assets such as missiles, mines and submarines, Iran has cyberwarfare capabilities and could cause digital disruption. Cyber...
Jan 06 9:08pm @1 An Iranian attack on a Trump property in the United States would be an overt act of terrorism likely to trigger an aggressive U.S. military response that could be devastating for Iran. It might...
Meet the CEOs Raking It in from Trump’s Aggression Toward Iran

Meet the CEOs Raking It in from Trump’s Aggression Toward Iran


Via: JohnRussell  •  15 comments  •  one month ago
CEOs of major U.S. military contractors stand to reap huge windfalls from the escalation of conflict with Iran. This was evident in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. assassination of a top Iranian military official last week. As soon as the news reached financial markets, these companies’ share prices spiked, inflating the value of their executives’ stock-based pay. I took a look at...
Jan 07 8:59pm @5.1 "..." Actually long before that! I'm no expert on American History-- but I bet some enterprising weapons manufacturer made some good money selling Muskets to George Washington and the...
Jan 07 8:53pm @2.1.2 "..." And on the plus side for me, I recently bought some defense stocks. (As well as some in gold, oil, and cyber-security-- typical plays on an expected war. Anticipating trump's craziness as I...
Missile attacks target US forces in Iraq, senior military source says; Iran suspected

Missile attacks target US forces in Iraq, senior military source says; Iran suspected


Via: Vic Eldred  •  117 comments  •  one month ago  •  LOCKED
Missiles were fired early Wednesday in multiple locations across Iraq, a senior U.S. military source in the country told Fox News, describing it as a series of attacks on U.S. forces from Iran. Missiles were fired early Wednesday in multiple locations across   Iraq , a senior   U.S. military   source in the country told Fox News, describing it as a series of attacks on U.S. forces from...
Jan 07 8:39pm @5.1.19 That depends on what happens now. Iran is obviously trying to unseat him. Perhaps-- I'm not sure that that's their primary objective.I think what they want is an end to sanctions against them, and...
Jan 07 8:13pm @5.1.13 "..." That seems too horrible to imagine-- but I certainly hope not. I think most Americans are sick of our endless wars in the Middle East. As American casualties mount, probably many Americans...
Jan 07 8:09pm @5.1.12 "..." How's that been working out so far? Trump Once Called Them ‘My Generals.’ After Mattis Resigns, They’ll All Be Gone And with the exception of Michael Flynn—a short-term advisor who...
Jan 07 7:53pm @5.1.6 "..." I'm sure we all feel the same way. But do you seriously think Trump is so smart that he can fight a war (with a country led by Islamist fanatics no less)..without having any American...
Jan 07 7:50pm @5.1.5 "..." My guess is that your opinion may change with the increasing number of American casualties. And another possibility: that Trump's decision to kill a highly popular Iranian "here" might...
Jan 07 7:46pm @4.3.2 "..." And yet-- it wasn't good enough reason for Obama..or Bush..or Netanyahu. (Perhaps you believe you have access to better intel sources then they did? Sources that give better assessments of...
Jan 07 7:39pm @4.2.3 "..." We could save lives by ending these endless wars and getting out of the Middle-East! As a result of trump'sd actions, more American soldiers will die -- we should have left the Middle east...
Jan 07 7:37pm @3.2 "..." Well its only just begun...
Jan 07 7:36pm @2.1 I'm wondering what the response will be if there are, HOPEFULLY, no casualties.  If they've hurt or killed any American personnel, all bets are off.  I can hear the bunker busters and MOAB's being...
Jan 07 7:35pm @1.2 "..." Yes-- Trump is a typical Chicken-Hawk Neo-Con-- he certainly has no hesitation in putting Americans in harms way. (Hopefully his advisors will get to him and get our soldiers out before...
U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Iran Retaliation Starts: Markets Wrap

U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Iran Retaliation Starts: Markets Wrap


Via: Krishna  •  11 comments  •  one month ago
U.S. Stock Futures Drop as Iran Retaliation Starts: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures declined after Iran reportedly started an attack on a military base in Iraq hosting American troops, escalating tensions in the Middle East. Treasury futures and the yen rose. Futures on the S&P 500 Index dropped more than 1%. Oil prices surged as Iran state TV said it started...
Jan 07 8:00pm @1.2.4 "..." Yes, that's true. But remember, we haven't been involved in a serious war lately. Some fighting in iraq and Syria-- but relatively few American casualties. iran is a country run by...
Jan 07 7:30pm @1.2.2 "..." Of course I did OK in preparing-- but in retrospect I made some mistake--I didn't trust my own work, and while I moved in the right direction I didn'nt do nearly as much as I should've......
Jan 07 7:26pm @1.2.1 Well, isn't that always the case? (Basically the people who trade-- or invest-- and haven't become well informed. And who don't stay up to date on current news. (Of course some people anticipated...
Jan 07 7:23pm @1.1.2 "..." Obviously you're assuming that he is the only one in all of Iran who is willing to kill Americans? That's total nonsense! Its really a game of whack-a-mole-- you kill one terror leader and...
Jan 07 7:19pm @2 A related "Must-Read" Seed: Why Obama, Bush, And Bibi All Passed On Killing Soleimani There are many things I could criticize about each of those three. (Interestingly, one a Democrat, one a...
Jan 07 7:10pm @1.1 So as the market plummets I won't be hurt much financially. I'll be dfne. But what worries me is our Neocon president's actions in starting this. (And to make matters worse je keeps sending in...
Jan 07 7:08pm @1 I was expecting this and have been buy defense stocks, gold and oil for the last few days. Also cyber-security stocks.  Also trimming positions in non-war related stocks. (I would've sold a lot...
Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani

Why Obama, Bush, and Bibi All Passed on Killing Soleimani


Via: Krishna  •  27 comments  •  one month ago
Until the Trump administration   blew him away in Baghdad   in the pre-dawn dark of Friday morning, Qassem Soleimani had made the very fact of his survival part of his considerable mystique. The powerful Iranian general commanded forces that had become the scourge of Iran’s adversaries abroad, especially the United States and Israel. Yet he came and went to the war fronts of the...
Jan 07 6:03pm @4.1.10 The "Why" I typed was not about why Trump did it-- rather, it was about why the others didn't. Maybe my comment wasn't clear (that I was not asking why Trump did it but rather why the other 3...
Jan 07 5:43pm @4.1.8 I had thought there might be a slim chance you had read the seeded article before commenting- Or, for that matter, even reading the brief excerpt at the top of the seed... (Silly me!)
Jan 07 5:41pm @4.1.7 "..." No actually.  I had thought there might be a slim chance you had read the seeded article before commenting-- but that was a foolish assumption on my part because I actually do know that...
Jan 07 5:25pm @4.1.4 "..." Yes, but apparently the same was true for Obama,Bush, and Bibi. But they choose not to do it. Why?
Jan 07 5:18pm @3.1.2 So how many folks are on this site? OK so to get serious-- I don't know. Perrie would know. But apparently there are quite a few "lurkers" (people who spend time here reading things-- but who...
Jan 07 5:05pm @4.1.2 "..." Good point. Here's my take and I'm much better informed on the subject than most (he said modestly). First of all, no one here knows what the iranian reaction will be. (its even possible...
Jan 07 4:57pm @3.1.1 Just kiddin'. (Just another of my failed attempts at humour ... LOL! )
Jan 07 4:54pm @3.1 "..." Probably only 10 or 12 are actually real people-- supposedly the rest are actually Poltergeists!
Jan 07 4:52pm @2.1.1 "..." Yes. (Its actually his nickname-- apparently what everyone, including foreign media, call him.)
Jan 07 4:31pm @1.1 And that assassinating unarmed Iranian citizens in the streets of Iran is all the rage now for the left . . . which of course means that Obama, Bush and Bibi also enjoy t& support hat sort of...
Jan 07 4:24pm @1 I can already anticipate the comments of some of the posters here. Obama, Bush, and Bibi are all cowards! They all are in love with a terrorist!  Or... that now people like Obama, Bush and Bibi...
U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist

U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist


Via: Vic Eldred  •  68 comments  •  one month ago  •  LOCKED
The U.S. media's peculiar (albeit predictable) response to President Donald Trump's successful assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani continued on Monday during their coverage of the terrorist's funeral in Tehran. NPR had reporters on the ground  covering  the "historic day" and  attempting to dispel  claims that the grief on display in the streets of the Iranian capital was...
Jan 07 4:47pm @3.2.14 "..." Well then-- if that be the case-- what about Bush and Bibi? Why did they pass on killing Soleimani when they had the chance? Why Obama, Bush, And Bibi All Passed On Killing Soleimani The...
Hear That Sound? Those Are the War Drums.

Hear That Sound? Those Are the War Drums.


Via: Krishna  •  22 comments  •  one month ago
Photo: Cronica de Xalapa The impeached president is now sending  thousands of additional troops to the Middle East , men and women who will pay with their lives for Trump’s folly. The president’s cronies are claiming that Trump’s illegal assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani was necessary to stop “an imminent attack,” but nobody should believe anything...
Jan 07 4:01pm @3.3.1 The only rules he plays by is his. Yep. Apparently some of the people posting here feel that he should-- or would-- play by their rules! (But either he doesn't know what people here wish he...
Jan 07 3:56pm @3.1.1 "..." Remeber, Iran is not a democracy. its a Theocracy. What does that mean? Well, for starters, their leaders are rteligious fanatics. And while most of us don't like religious fanatics...the...
Jan 07 3:52pm @3.2.1 "..." Second of all-- he constantly flip-flops! More than any president I can remember! So what he's threatened (i.e. what he said) means little-- because anyone who's informed (and that...
Jan 07 3:40pm @3.2 It really doesn't matter what Trump "has threatened'. Why? Well, first of all, he's a habitual liar. So what matters is what he actually does...not what he says!
Jan 07 2:21pm @2 The president’s cronies are claiming that Trump’s illegal assassination of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani was necessary to stop “an imminent attack,” but nobody should believe anything...
Jan 07 2:18pm @1  They’re covering for a president who was impeached for abuse of power —and who is abusing his power again by ordering this insanely provocative attack without getting Congressional approval.
Humor: Can This Teenager Use a Rotary Phone?

Humor: Can This Teenager Use a Rotary Phone?


Via: Krishna  •  28 comments  •  one month ago
The internet has made so many things obsolete, like maps, phone books, and rotary phones. Ellen was curious to see how young people would function without the world wide web, so she challenged a 17-year-old to use all three... creating hilarious results.
Jan 07 2:04pm @1 The times they are a changin'!
Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump’s Head for Soleimani Hit

Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump’s Head for Soleimani Hit


Via: Donald J. Trump fan 1  •  148 comments  •  one month ago
So the terrorist regime in Iran is calling for the assassination of our elected President and offered a bounty to whomever does it.  That’s typical of that regime.  Most Iranians celebrated the death of the terrorist who so ruthlessly repressed them.  This is a chance for America’s progressive left to stand with America and our elected government against an enemy terrorist regime attempting to...
Jan 06 11:49pm @11.1.5 "..." No need to stand...its perfectly OK to remain seated when you are being corrected. After all, we're all friends here....no need for excessive formality!
Jan 06 11:47pm @9.1.24 "..." Actually most of us were actually wondering if he was totally there in the first place . . . (Or words to that effect :^)
Jan 06 11:43pm @7.1.14 "..." By Congress? See, for example:  Trump’s Order To Strike Iranian Commander Sparks Fresh Debate In Congress Over War Powers
Jan 06 11:39pm @6.1 "..." I would imagine that's also true of just about every Arab and/or Persian leader in the Middle East.
Jan 06 11:37pm @5.1.5 "..." Ah c'mon [deleted] even someone like you must realize what a totaly biazarre comment that was.
Jan 06 11:33pm @4.2.4 "..." Apologies for the extra "r"! But I was learning to Yodel-- in the ancient and many veneered Catalan language no less...so I accidentally trilled my "r"s.
Jan 06 11:28pm @4.1.21 Yo-- CP4! It's a hoax!
Jan 06 11:26pm @3.1.20 No Value [sandy-2021492]     OMG-- no, not that! Anything but that!. . .  Angels and ministers of grace defend us!* Anything . . . anything but the dreaded "No Value" gambit!...
Jan 06 11:18pm @12.1.3 "..."
Jan 06 11:17pm @11.3 "..." Of course everything you read on Instagram is true (After all, they aren't allowed to put anything that isn't true on the Internet)
Jan 06 11:14pm @9.2 Never thought i'd see the day for something like that to happen in the US. That strikes me as being pretty naive, actually. (Or perhaps you weren't bering serious?)
Jan 06 11:12pm @7.1.10 "..." Perhaps its a double-- or even a treble...entendre as well?
Jan 06 11:07pm @4.2.3 "..." I'm not sure what you're thinking of in that regard Perrrie. But I just did something that's a bit"politically incorrect" here-- I actually looked at the seeded article (which falsely...
Jan 06 11:00pm @4.1.20 "..." Don't you have to be wearing The Ruby Red Slippers for that to work? (Or am I thinking of the wrong movie...where is Buzz when you need him?)
Jan 06 10:56pm @3.1.17 "..." But...but...everybody loves Sarah Palin!
Jan 05 10:17pm @3.1.3 "..." [Deleted]
The 10 Most And Least Educated States In The U.S.

The 10 Most And Least Educated States In The U.S.


Via: Krishna  •  12 comments  •  one month ago
We want our families to have as many advantages as we can give them, including making sure our kids have access to the best schools available. Education is an important key for success, with college graduates earning more money over a lifetime than their non-degreed counterparts and having a lower overall risk of unemployment. But according to a new study by Wallethub, when it...
Jan 06 10:40pm @1.1.5 Somehow, I'm not surprised in the least that the southern states ranked the lowest. Although, I didn't expect Virginia to rank as high as it did. Well, the times they are a changin': Democrats,...
Jan 06 10:11pm @1.1.4 "..." I can sympathize-- it must be difficult when intelligent educated people move in... Really kills the wonderful vibes that existed when only the original "Good 'Ole Boys"  lived there.
Jan 06 10:02pm @1.1.3 10 Least Educated States: 5. Alabama Alabama scored 31.33 overall and was ranked 45th for educational attainment and 40th for quality. 4. Arkansas Southern state Arkansas was scored at 27.18...
Jan 06 7:11pm @1.1.1 "..." I remember back in the 60s-- when the 5 most extreme "Deep South" states were Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia. (At that time North Carolina seemed a bit less so...
Jan 06 5:26pm @2 10 Most Educated States: 1. Massachusetts With an overall score of 81.92, New England’s Massachusetts was also ranked number one in both educational attainment and quality of education. 2....
Jan 06 5:25pm @1 “Quality of education” rankings were determined by the quality of the school systems and universities, NAEP math and reading test scores, and high school and college graduation rates.
Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'

Bloomberg blasts Sanders' 'outrageous' claim that Soleimani strike was an 'assassination'


Via: KDMichigan  •  166 comments  •  one month ago
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg balked at fellow 2020 candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders' suggestion that President Trump carried out an "assassination" when he ordered a lethal strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. When asked about the descriptor, Bloomberg said: "If he was talking about killing the general ... this is a guy who had an awful amount of American blood on his...
Jan 06 10:33pm @4.3.10 "..." I've been surprised at how much of the media is downplaying the seriousness of this. And today a prominent stock-market pundit said he was surprised at how little the market was down in...
Jan 04 2:21pm @1.1 "..." Just curious-- did you ever wonder why so many "proglibs" have such seriou cases of "derangement syndromes" against Republicans-- but "repcons" never have any derangement syndromes against...
Pelosi’s strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton

Pelosi’s strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton


Via: JohnRussell  •  135 comments  •  one month ago  •  LOCKED
Former national security adviser John Bolton said Monday that he is “prepared to testify” if called as a witness by the Senate.Bolton’s attorney previously said he would be guided by the courts on whether to testify in the impeachment proceedings. But Bolton said in a statement Monday that “a final judicial resolution” appears unlikely before a Senate trial.“Accordingly, since my testimony is...
Jan 06 9:57pm @4.1 "..." Maybe Murkowski did as well (I don't remember)
Jan 06 9:55pm @3.3 "..." Politicians of all stripes are only to eager to run off their mouths...and treat us to their wise opinions. But its another thing entirely when they have to do it under oath. And that's...
Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city

Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city


Via: Krishna  •  33 comments  •  one month ago
Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession in the city of Mashhad, Iran, January 5, 2020. (Mohammad Hossein Thaghi/Tasnim News Agency via AP) Iran on Sunday canceled a Tehran ceremony to honor slain general Qassem Soleimani due to an overwhelming turnout by...
Jan 06 8:56pm @3.1 Up until that attack...there were demonstrations by Iranians against their own government...and they seemed to be increasing.  But now our Chickenhawk Neo-Con-in-Chief has accomplished what the...
Jan 06 8:53pm @2.1.9 "..." Yes, of course. Very astute observation! In fact the vast majority of Iranians...as well as the Shia militias in Iraq...all of Hizb'Allah..in fact all Shia Moslems worldwide want one...
Jan 06 7:25pm @2.1.5 "..." If "Iran becomes toast"...what makes you think that will be the end of anti-American violence in the Middle East? (or for that matter the end of assymetrical warfare against U.S. targets...
Jan 06 7:21pm @2.1.3 "..." I have been following this story closely. The "experts" are divided as to what the nature of the Iranian attacks will be. (Of course none of them don't actually know...and won't 'till it...
Jan 06 6:48pm @2 Though it’s unclear how or when Iran may respond, any retaliation was likely to come after three days of mourning declared in both Iran and Iraq. I've been following this story closely...and have...
Jan 06 6:44pm @1 Soleimani was the architect of Iran’s regional policy of mobilizing militias across Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, including in the war against the Islamic State group. He was also blamed for attacks...
Did Donald Trump Just Start a War with Iran?

Did Donald Trump Just Start a War with Iran?


Via: Krishna  •  121 comments  •  one month ago
Photo: Two American political leaders The U.S. drone strike that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military leaders, is an extremely provocative incident. It triggered  immediate vows of retaliation  from Tehran, and there is every reason to assume that the clerical government intends to fulfill those vows. Washington’s strike is the latest move in a...
Jan 06 8:35pm @2.1.18 Perhaps misquoting, and mis-reformulating, and all such mischief should be a COC violation with automatic suspension. Members might be more careful.. "might be"? They definitely would be.  And...
Jan 06 8:23pm @1.2.18 "..." I don't think so. Why? Because if they really wanted a real war with us, they could've easily started one.
Jan 05 5:38pm @12.1 "..." In a nut shell, NO. Well... let's see what happens in the near future-- especially on January 11th or thereabouts  :-(
Jan 05 5:35pm @10.2 "..." Iran is no Iraq! After the Israeli attack that destroyed Saddam's nuclear reactor, the Iranians realized how vulnerable above ground facilities were.., they learned from that and if I'm...
Jan 05 5:25pm @2.1.17 "..." If nothing major happens, my guess is that he will remain in office and in fact get re-elected. However, if there are major Iranian attacks, especially harming U.S. civilians...or a major...
Jan 05 5:20pm @1.2.17 "..." The point is, if we do go to war with Iran it won't be entirely a "conventional" war. it will consist of a lot of :"asymmetric warfare"-- i.e. terrorism and cyber-attacks.  And my guess is...
Jan 05 5:17pm @1.2.16 "..." And then could retaliate for that retaliation by blowing up our embassies...or blowing up themselves in the streets of our cities...or continue to do something stupid to our shipping... Or...
Jan 05 5:14pm @1.1.5 "..." For those unfamiliar with the term "Chicken-Hawk": Chickenhawk (chicken hawk or chicken-hawk) is a political term used in the United States to describe a person who strongly supports war...
Jan 05 5:11pm @1.5.1 "..." And if you do know what's going on in Iraq-- its even worse!
Jan 05 5:09pm @1.1.4 "..." prob/lib smog/lib! As much as you may hate some of your fellow Americans, the likelihood of a major attack on a U.S. embassy, or military base-- or act of mass domestic terrorism or...
Jan 04 9:05pm @7 Even Trump's usual sycophants have been coming out against trump's reckless actions: Fox News Host Comes Out Against Trump's Airstrike!
Jan 04 8:44pm @4.3 "..." Don't you follow the news? It was Trump who ordered the attack on iran's top general--- not "the democrats" and not "the media" . . .sothe responsibility for any repercussions lie squarely...
Jan 04 8:42pm @2.1.5 "..." Trump has already been impeached-- and IIRC only the third president in all of U.S. history to be impeached!  And he's freaked out over that....
Jan 04 8:39pm @1.2.6 US ships have been targets to Iran for decades. .. .....never going to targeted mode. So in other words...targets...but not targets. Being targeted...but not being targeted. Up is down. Black...
Jan 04 2:26pm @2.1.1
Jan 04 2:24pm @1.1.2 Well.. we'll see what happens....
Jan 04 1:25pm @2 But Washington’s move constitutes a reckless escalation.  It is a huge provocation that Iran almost certainly will not (indeed, cannot) tolerate. Uh-Oh! :-(
Jan 04 1:24pm @1 The U.S. drone strike that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top military leaders, is an extremely provocative incident. It triggered  immediate vows of retaliation from Tehran,...
Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike

Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike


Via: Krishna  •  85 comments  •  one month ago
Photo: Getty Images On Sunday, just days after the U.S. strike that killed the powerful Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the Trump administration got its first real taste of international pushback. The Iraqi parliament voted to oust American troops from the country and Tehran announced that it would pull completely out of its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal....
Jan 06 6:19pm @6.1 "..." Yes-- it's definitely an indication of their sentiment re: the U.S.
Jan 06 6:15pm @4.4 "..." That's quite an overgeneralization! While you might not be aware of it, Iraq is comprised mainly of three very different groups-- Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs, and Kurds. And they don't all...
Jan 06 6:11pm @3.3.16 "..." Knowing Trump... its obvious that one of his favourite techniques of confronting negative coverage is...not confronting it! he's obviously been upset by all the negative coverage of the...
Jan 06 6:07pm @3.2.6 "..." Evidence? I never thought you'd ask! Iran cancels Soleimani ceremony in Tehran after massive turnout in second city Mourners flood Mashhad and elsewhere as general’s casket makes its...
Jan 06 6:03pm @3.1.4 "..." Exactly. And those wealthy indivdiuals and corporations are major contributors to the Trump campaign-- so the chances of him stopping his support of the endless Middle eastern wars are...
Jan 06 5:59pm @1.1.10 "..." Good point. The only ones in the area that we have been able to count on have been the Kurds and the israelis. Our Chickenhawk Neocon-in-Chief has screwed over the Kurds... so I wouldn't...
Jan 06 5:54pm @4.2.1 "..." Shhhh... He's made up his mind...don't confuse him with the facts!
Jan 06 5:52pm @3.4 "..." Yes. And the consequences go beyond that. As anyone who's kept up with current events is aware,,,there have been anti-government protests in Iran as of late. But now the killing of...
Jan 06 5:49pm @1.1.9 "..." I'm wondering...how many more countries will our Chickenjawk president send American kids into? What's next? 
Jan 06 11:29am @4.3 "..." So what? The Kurds, of all the groups in Iraq, have always supported the U.S.! (So therefore it should come as no surprise that our Chickenhawk-in-Cheif betrayed them by pulling out of...
Jan 06 11:27am @3.2.3 "..." Evidence? You really should keep up with the news.... (Remarks like that don't exactly make you look good here on NT)
Jan 06 11:25am @3.1.1 "..." You are forgetting that our Chickenhawk-in-Chief betrayed some of our best allies (the Kurds) when we pulled out and deserted them! :-(
Jan 06 11:23am @1.1.6 "..." Obviously the Iraqis are not too fond of us...why?
Jan 05 11:23pm @2 Sunday’s maelstrom and new developments were not entirely unexpected by Trump’s national security brass or his war planners. Shortly before he ordered Thursday’s fateful, potentially...
Jan 05 11:22pm @1 The Iraqi parliament voted to oust American troops from the country. President Donald Trump’s truculent response? Threaten Iraq with sanctions if it expels U.S. troops: “If they do ask us to...
Trump’s order to strike Iranian commander sparks fresh debate in Congress over war powers

Trump’s order to strike Iranian commander sparks fresh debate in Congress over war powers


Via: Krishna  •  11 comments  •  2 months ago
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) unveiled plans to use privileges in the War Powers Act to at least force votes on a debate in the Senate on authorizing use of force. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) A bipartisan clutch of rank-and-file lawmakers seized on President Trump’s order for a lethal missile strike against an Iranian leader to spark a new debate over the parameters for...
Jan 06 5:47pm @5 Don’t forget Libya Yes... and the horrendous death toll on the coalition side! /sarc What president could possibly show such a callous disregard for human life-- the lives of YUGE numbers of...
Jan 06 5:33pm @3.1.1 "..." Yes... and the horrendous death toll on the coalition side! /sarc
Jan 06 5:01pm @3 Republican and Democratic presidents have applied the broad authority of the post-Sept. 11 authorization and the 2002 Iraq War resolution to multiple military operations, from Libya to Syria....
Jan 06 4:58pm @1 “We’re now at a boiling point, and Congress must step in before Trump puts even more of our troops in harm’s way,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.). And now that we have a true Chickenhawk Neo-Con as...
Trump's "Pathetic" Video from 2011

Trump's "Pathetic" Video from 2011


By: al Jizzerror  •  327 comments  •  one month ago
Please watch this short video (1:40). This is what HYPOCRISY looks like. Obviously, Obama did NOT "start a war with Iran". I can't wait to see the Trumpsters on NewsTalkers try to justify Trump's hypocrisy.
Jan 05 11:37pm @2.3.25 "..." Then why are you supporting actions that will result in the deaths of more Americans...??? (Curious minds want to know!)
Jan 05 11:35pm @2.2.11 "..." Why are you attempting to get someone else to violate the CoC? (Interesting tactic...though it strikes me as being more than a bit sleazy...)
Jan 05 11:33pm @2.2.10 "..." Don't be so sure.... (Let's see what happens now ...)
Aftermath of a Rebellion

Aftermath of a Rebellion


By: Vic Eldred  •  22 comments  •  2 months ago  •  LOCKED
Progressives are protesting throughout the nation for the terrorist who killed hundreds of American soldiers and was planning more attacks before being eliminated by a courageous President. "Anti-war demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the U.S. and in London on Saturday to protest Washington’s killing of the top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq and urge...
Jan 05 10:48pm @2.3 "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." And we all know how that turned out for Barry "Macho-man" Goldwater:
Defiant Trump doubles down on threat to Iran cultural sites

Defiant Trump doubles down on threat to Iran cultural sites


Via: Krishna  •  53 comments  •  one month ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that "every target that we strike will be a lawful target" (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE) Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on a threat to attack Iranian cultural sites despite accusations that any such strike would amount to a war crime. After his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, had insisted that any military...
Jan 05 10:43pm @3.1 Can the guy, for once, stop making shit worse? He is like the demon of fuck up. Goddamnit, stop giving the ayatollah propaganda! You are basically telling 81 million people that the Persian...
Jan 05 10:41pm @4 Threat 'Un-American' - Nicholas Burns, who served as US ambassador to NATO under president George W. Bush, said the Trump administration would be guilty of hypocrisy given it was part of...
Jan 05 10:39pm @2  Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that "targeting cultural sites is a WAR CRIME". "A reminder to those hallucinating about emulating ISIS war crimes by targeting our cultural heritage: Through...
Jan 05 10:38pm @1 His comments on his return from a break in Florida followed a welter of criticism over a Tweet on Saturday night in which he said sites which were "important to... Iranian culture" were on a list...
Fox News host comes out against Trump's airstrike

Fox News host comes out against Trump's airstrike


Via: Krishna  •  13 comments  •  2 months ago
Chip Somodevilla/Getty One of the most prominent figures on Fox News isn’t joining in on the cheerleading of   President Donald Trump’s assassination of Iran’s most important military leader. During his show on Friday, host Tucker Carlson delivered a lengthy monologue criticizing the escalation of tensions with Iran sparked by the killing of   Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem...
Jan 05 10:23pm @4.1 "..." Honesty had nothing to do with it! (After all, this is Tucker Carlson!)
Jan 05 10:22pm @3.1.1 "..." Aha! So that's why they are all supporting the same person for president! (With not a single liberal dissenting!)  Ooops-- my bad-- I forgot the /sarc tag!
Jan 05 10:21pm @3.1 "..." Aha! So that's why they are all supporting the same person for president! (With not a single liberal dissenting!) 
Jan 04 8:59pm @2 No one in Washington is in the mood for big-picture questions right now,” he said. “Questions like: Is Iran really the greatest threat we face? And who’s actually benefiting from this?And why are...
Jan 04 8:56pm @1 “Washington has wanted war with Iran for decades,” Carlson said. “They still want it now. Let’s hope they haven’t finally gotten it.” During his show on Thursday, the Fox News host laid out the...
Iran faces dilemma in avenging general's death: To strike back without starting a war

Iran faces dilemma in avenging general's death: To strike back without starting a war


Via: Krishna  •  47 comments  •  one month ago
A boy in Tehran carries a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq early on Friday. (Photo: Vahid Salemi/AP) WASHINGTON — Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, vowed to exact “severe revenge” for the Thursday night U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most famous general, but the Iranian regime will have to walk a...
Jan 05 10:12pm @3.1.10 "..." You needed to put an "/s" after that comment.  Not everyone is aware of your style. On occasion I have been sarcastic. But that comment is serious.  Think about it-- Soleimani had...
Jan 05 10:03pm @3.1.9 "..." Correct. But have you ever heard of the term "Assymetric Warfare"? (It what a mitiarily weaker nation or political does when confronting a much stronger military power). For example, what...
Jan 05 10:00pm @2.4.1 "..." Yes-- Trump is a perfect example of the definition of a "Chickenhawk": Chickenhawk (chicken hawk or chicken-hawk) is a political term used in the United States to describe a person who...
Jan 05 9:57pm @2.2.18 "..." Of course this situation isn't unique-- this is from last October:  Foreign Policy - OCTOBER 16, 2019,  Trump Is Sending More Troops to Saudi Arabia The U.S. troop deployment in Saudi...
Jan 05 9:52pm @2.2.17 "..." Ooops-- he did it again! :-( Trump to Send 3,000 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Escalation
Jan 05 9:47pm @2.2.16 "..." Yes-- that's always the question. How many American lives were we willing to lose to get Saddam out of power? Quite a few, as it turned out. (To say nothing of those seriously maimed for...
Jan 04 9:17pm @3.1.2 "..." Nope. The real reason he's finally doing it now, after all these years, is that he needs to distract people from the humiliation of his being impeached . . . 
Jan 04 1:14pm @2.2.2 A full scale war between Iran and the U.S. would ultimately result in the current Iranian regime being kicked out of power so their leaders obviously want to avoid that. How many American lives...
Jan 03 11:28pm @3.1 I am convinced that neither the U.S. nor Iran want a full scale war.  But what worries me more than either country intentionally starting a war is that "accidents happen".  
Jan 03 11:11pm @2 A full scale war between Iran and the U.S. would ultimately result in the current Iranian regime being kicked out of power so their leaders obviously want to avoid that. And most American leaders...
Jan 03 11:06pm @1 But that fame has now put the Iranian regime in a bind, according to Norman Roule, who was the national intelligence manager for Iran until 2017. Because of Soleimani’s iconic stature, it will have...
Trump's old tweets about Obama attacking Iran come back to haunt him

Trump's old tweets about Obama attacking Iran come back to haunt him


Via: Krishna  •  21 comments  •  2 months ago
Photo: The Great American Disconnect Tweets from 2011 and 2012 in which Donald Trump predicted that President Barack Obama would start a war with Iran to secure his reelection have gone viral, after the U.S. assassinated a top Iranian general, dramatically escalating its confrontation with Iran.
Jan 04 8:35pm @3.1 "..." Well if what you say is true, then obviously Iran will have no reason to retaliate-- for that matter they wouldn't even have a reason to be annoyed, would they?
Jan 04 1:46pm @2 November 29th 2011: In order to get elected, Obama will start a war with Iran.
Jan 04 1:42pm @1 Tweets from 2011 and 2012 in which Donald Trump predicted that President Barack Obama would start a war with Iran to secure his reelection have gone viral, after the U.S. assassinated a top Iranian...
U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement

U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  117 comments  •  one month ago
Jan 03 11:25pm @3.3 "..." One thing I've noticed about "common sense"-- it often isn't all that common! (Don't believe me? Pick up any newspaper or watch the news onTV.....)
Jan 03 11:23pm @2.1.8 As to who would want to be there? Probably people doing business.  There are people going to work in these dangerous (and often boring!) places who make YUGE salaries. (They have to pay them...