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Close your eyes, click your heels three times, and tell me if you actually know what the fuck is happening in Syria. There’s an awful lot about the poison gas attack that doesn’t add up for the casual observer. It was only a week ago that the US enunciated a new policy that we would be content for Bashar al Assad to remain in power presiding over the Syrian government — after years of grousing and threats against him. Apparently Trump Central had concluded that Assad was a better alternative than another failed state in the Middle East with no government at all.

That policy change was a yuge benefit for Assad since it removed any pretext for US subterfuge or “black box” mischief against him. He was rather busy fighting a civil war, after all. Against whom? A mash-up of Jihadi forces ranging from Isis (so-called), to al Qaeda and Jabhat al Nusra, its spinoff gang dedicated specifically against Assad personally. Assad’s relations with Isis were ambiguous and complex. Isis had used Syria as a staging area for its operations next door in Iraq. It was rumored that Assad purchased oil from Isis. Yet Isis had participated in actions against Assad. In any case, all of the Jihadis were Sunni, in opposition to Assad’s Iran-leaning regime. Assad himself belongs to the Alawite sect of Islam, a twig on the Shia branch. Syria as a whole is a majority Sunni population, so Assad and his father Hafez before him (President 1971 – 2000) have represented a minority (12 percent) in an era of inflamed Sunni-Shia passions.

Trusting that you’re not additionally confused by all this, why would Assad choose this moment — only days after the US granted him a pass on remaining in power — to do the one thing guaranteed to bring the wrath of the US down him, namely, kill a lot of civilians, including women and children, with poison gas? Either Assad is inconceivably stupid or possibly the gas attack is not exactly what happened.

Russia has claimed that Assad’s air force attempted to bomb a “rebel” (al Qaeda? Al Nusra? Isis?) ammunition depot that apparently contained supplies of Sarin nerve gas. Neither the US government or the American media has presented any arguments to counter that hypothesis. The New York Times banged the war drum as loudly as possible in the days after the incident. And now, of course, Trump Central has fired $60 million worth of cruise missiles at Assad’s main air force base. Assad’s spokesmen denied responsibility for the attack and the Russians are still asking for conclusive evidence via the UN Security Council.

The current incident appears to be — or was engineered to be — a replay of the August 2013 gas incident that left President Barack Obama looking weak and indecisive for not carrying out retaliation against Assad “crossing a line in the sand” against human decency. And so you have Mr. Trump, who may feel now that he cannot afford to appear weak and indecisive — above all other considerations, including the truth about what really happened at Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province of Syria. So he bombed an airport, after warning the Russians to remove their personnel from the vicinity. In the event that the world ever does learn what actually occurred at Khan Sheikhoun, and the truth turns out differently than the current narrative, Mr. Trump can say, “We only bombed some Syrian air force infrastructure… no biggie… no women and children harmed.”

The outstanding question remains: what might have possibly motivated Bashar al Assad to turn upside down a situation of great advantage to himself mere days after he achieved it? It will be interesting to see if a credible response emerges from the hall of mirrors that US policy has become.


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  1. Htruth April 7, 2017 at 9:08 am #

    This false flag warning was posted Thursday morning long before the bombs were flying. Interesting: youtu.be/5UDLCZ2EAxc

  2. zaphod42 April 7, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    Or course the sarin “attack” was a false flag. Though it appears to have been accidental, the opportunity was just too great for the MIC profiteers to miss. The danger, it seems to me, is that when (no longer if) they get their “conventional war” with Russia, safely off the shores of the Homeland, at some point on of the protagonists will find itself uncomfortably in arrears on that battlefield. At which point, the counter would be nuclear weapons, until that time held back.

    Which of the two powers finds itself in that dilemma is not important. The decision makers of each are insufficiently mature to disregard his fragile ego and withdraw. This is how pregnancy and war begins.

    • charlie foxtrot April 7, 2017 at 9:57 am #

      Thanks for the chuckle this ayem; looks like we’ll need it…

  3. venuspluto67 April 7, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Trump is the Deep State’s bitch now. This is exactly why I wasn’t about to let myself be suckered into voting for either candidate our utterly toxic and morally-bankrupt political duopoly was offering up back in November.

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      Yep. Trump finally received the offer that he couldn’t refuse. The good news, for him at least, is that the pressure to remove him might ease up a bit now. The bad news for the rest of us is that the Network/Deep State/MICC is back in charge again. And I’m guessing that they’re seriously pissed as well!

      Don’t know that you can call what we’re facing now WWIII or not, since it’s basically been underway since 9/11 anyway. But Russia’s entry into the festivities as a viable foe should at least mark a serious intensification of the efforts. We’ll see. I don’t think the US has the stomach for this. Missile strikes are mostly a relatively harmless way to drum up concern/support at home. Any actual land war in Eurasia would require a level of effort that the US has been incapable of mustering for decades now.

      • shotho April 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

        Agree! Nuclear war is out. You can sell as many arms as you want without going nuclear.

  4. DA April 7, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    Back to business as usual. Synthetic terror, perpetual war, and wall to wall propaganda. Go USA! Go USA! Go USA!

  5. Ishabaka April 7, 2017 at 9:47 am #

    Escalating Hillary’s Syrian war is a big mistake.

    The USA has never won a war with air power alone, although God knows, we keep trying.

    • Lonely Traveler April 7, 2017 at 11:56 am #

      They stopped caring about who wins a long time ago. Victory or defeat is now tallied on the balance sheet.

      • Majella April 10, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

        “War is Peace” as Orwell put it.

        “War is a racket!” as Smedley-Butler put it.

        Winning? Why? That would stop the flow of cash & product and hurt the GDP!

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

      The USA has never won a war with air power alone

      *****************

      Well there was Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

      Just sayin

    • Alix April 7, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

      Losing or winning is not the point. The point is spending money on weapons, courtesy of the US taxpayers.
      entelekheia.fr/why-america-needs-war/

  6. seawolf77 April 7, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    They didn’t even wait 100 days to start their next war.

    • Ishabaka April 7, 2017 at 4:23 pm #

      This is a continuation of Obama/Hillary’s war.

      • ffkling April 9, 2017 at 3:12 am #

        “continuation of Obama’s war”

        Oh, please, save it for someone who does not know better. Just as with President Cheeto’s disastrous attack on Yemen, the fault was with Obama. Never the Dear Leader’s responsibility.

  7. seawolf77 April 7, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    Russia has drawn the line with Syria and Iran. They’re not going to give USA a pass. We’d have to be insane to get in a land war with Russia.

    • venuspluto67 April 7, 2017 at 9:55 am #

      Ask yourself this: Have you seen anything other than sheer insanity in this country’s internal political dialogue of late?

    • Dentshop April 9, 2017 at 2:09 am #

      If you have the financial incentive for war and none of your family or friends are going to the meat grinder – in fact if you feel nought but sheer hatred for those who will die for your profit, then a war with Russia makes a lot of sense.

  8. Lawfish April 7, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    This is unbelievable. Trump has gone from drain the swamp to swimming with the gators. And some of my fellow deplorables, as well as Hillaryites are shouting yahoo for the Trumpster to be stirring up a war with Russia. Looks like the beginning of the long-awaited WWIII to me.

    • Elrond Hubbard April 7, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      Nothing unbelievable about it. Trump has no center, moral or otherwise. Never has, never will. Certainly he has no principles, even bad ones like his more jackbooted followers. All he has is an ego. That’s it.

      Trump sussed out what people wanted to hear and blared it back at them. Some may have believed him, while many others simply took the opportunity to express their desire for something — anything — other than more of the same. As a result, the strong get to go on doing as they will, while the weak continue to suffer what they must. Anyone who thought Donald J. Trump of all people was the person to change that dynamic really is a clown.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

        We hoped. He was the only one saying anything sane. In other words, things not said for generations. In other words, you’re wrong – at least as far as his campaign is concerned. Sure, it would have been better if someone more respectable came forward and said it – but no one ever did. So we went with what we had. Someone had to try and stop you people.

        And yes, Elrond supporting mass 3rd World immigration IS the policy of the Deep State. You are one with them. Stop pretending otherwise. If you don’t want to be, you have to give up supporting their number one policy.

        And you also believe in the ridiculous Syrian refugee meme. Many if not most of them aren’t Syrian. And most are young men in designer clothes. Doesn’t that even give you pause for a second – especially considering the expansionistic beliefs of Islam?

        • outsider April 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

          Glad to read that you’re reconsidering Trump, Janos. The Trump we voted for is not the Trump we got. For me, if Trump started a new war, I was done with him. Trump forgets that he was elected by the America-first, anti-war Right. You might be interested in viewing a very good twenty minute video by Richard Spencer in which he emotionally throws Trump under the bus.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

            I’ll check it out.

          • Isaakh April 10, 2017 at 8:23 am #

            You lost me at Richard Spencer.

    • Sean Coleman April 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      I think it was a purely emotional response by Trump, like Merkel’s in Sept 2015 (both extraverts, like most politicians and journalists). Not thought out, just pictures of children and gut instinct. I imagine however that few of his closest advisors tried to talk him out of it. I have barely followed this. Am I right about this last point? Does anyone here understand the domestic political background to this extraordinary event?

    • unirealist April 10, 2017 at 9:51 am #

      What we had in November was a referendum, not an election. Very few pundits or politicians (including Trump) seem to have figured this out yet.

      Voters didn’t go to the polls to elect a President. They went to the polls to vote on whether they wanted to continue the status quo or plunge it like a stopped-up toilet.

      Some 63 million voted to get out the plunger. Donald Trump just happened to be the guy who volunteered to roll up his sleeves and do the dirty job that needed to be done.

      It still needs to be done. And it WILL get done. It could have happened peacefully, within the established political structure. But the political hacks, the Party leaders and the Deep State, have refused to let it happen that way.

      Remember JFK’s maxim: Those who do not allow peaceful revolution will get a violent one.

      What’s coming now is either social collapse or a military coup, or both. A lot of people are going to be sorry that Trump wasn’t allowed to do what he was sent to Washington to do.

  9. Dumbedup April 7, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    Let’s assume for a minute that it was a false flag event of some kind. There are only two ways it could happen. First, the attack was carried out by American weaponry which implies military complicity; or, it was carried out by agents and operatives living and working inside Syria independently. The former seems too risky and unlikely. The latter is certainly possible but where would they get the gas and how would they deliver it? It seems more likely that the rebels had the gas stored with ammo and it was hit inadvertently by Syrian jets. Or maybe it was not inadvertent. If Syria knew there was gas stored then it might be considered a backdoor gas attack. Plausible deniability.
    I think the policy of the US has been that civil war causing anarchy and chaos is the best way to prevent another strongman who refuses to do our bidding from emerging. It also keeps Russia from asserting more influence in the area. Just keep the oil flowing and the hell with everything else.

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      Add in the fact that much of this mysterious gas attack could have easily just been fabricated outright. Watching the stupid bitch Nikki Haley deliver her little sob story reminded me of nothing so much as Colin Powell putting forth the case for Iraqi WMDs. The people running these scams must be rolling in the aisles at how easy and brutally effective running the same old scams seems to be. Probably have it converted to a computer algorithm by now,or even a smart phone app. If this, do this. IF that, do that. Rinse, repeat.

      • outsider April 7, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

        When Trump installed Romneyite never-Trumper Haley in as UN Ambassador I just could not believe it. I thought that either Trump had no idea what he was doing or there was another agenda afoot. I guess it’s both. Lincoln’s “team of rivals” is one thing, but passing out high profile jobs to your enemies is a recipe for disaster. I have no idea what is going on inside Trump’s fevered brain, but somehow some way he must be stopped. BTW, I voted for Trump, but only because he seemed to be the peace candidate. Boy was I fooled. Best to quit voting altogether – it means nothing.

        • DA April 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

          I didn’t vote this time, but I held out hope that Trump would be a small improvement over the Witch. Nope, same ol’ same ol’.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

        Well at least he proved he wasn’t a Russian agent! Though some are reluctant to let go of this delicious meme. I guess only a nuclear war will clear him…

        • Dumbedup April 7, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

          Unless he and Putin worked this out for the sole purpose of clearing him from that suspicion. What is said for TV broadcast (especially FOX News) is not necessarily what is true. They all lie.

          Frankly, I have no problem whatsoever with the US and Russia working together to solve the crisis in Syria. In a different world at a different time, Rex Tillerson would have been dispatched to Moscow for high level talks about whether Syria used gas intentionally, and how to respond. Nowadays, the response is already programmed. As someone said above, “there’s an app for that.”

          • DA April 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

            The so-called “crisis” in Syria is nothing more than a canard to justify more perpetual war. While I hear and respect your argument that Putin might be in on all this as well, I’m not yet ready to cross that bridge, nor do I think the evidence even remotely supports it. But yes, it should be a legitimate concern to be on the watch for in the future.

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      or the entire chemical attack was faked; using actors and/or people paid to pretend they were killed and injured by chemical weapons.

      BTW, what does a chemical weapons victim look like anyway?

      bad skin?

      runny nose?

      bloodshot eyes?

      vomiting?

      coughing?

      In other words, looks like me when Im hung over from a hard nights drinkin…

      Dead birds and pets are a far better indicator of chemical weapons than dead people.

      BTW– during WW2 the U.S had chemical weapons secretly stored on cargo ships at an Italian port during the invasion of Italy. The Luftwaffe bombed the ships and the resulting explosions and fires spread these poisons all over, killing both U.S military and Italian civilians. Many of the injured died because doctors and medics had no idea where the symptoms where coming from because the U.S military kept its mouth shut because they where afraid if the Germans found out the U.S was shipping chemical weapons to Europe, the Germans would prepare their own stockpiles for use.

      So yeah, its quite possible somebody got hung by their own petard?

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_on_Bari

    • Bruce E April 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

      They are saying that the kill pattern is not consistent with an accidental release coming from bombing a store of chemical weapons but rather that the dispersion patterns show deliberate use of chemicals to produce maximum impact. This is not inconsistent with a scenario where Assad bombed the area with the intent of hitting a rebel ammunition dump and not dropping/dispersing chemical weapons himself, and perhaps a third party using the opportunity of a Syrian bombing to quickly disperse the chemicals and make it look like the result of the bombing itself rather than a second event. A little pre-staged materials and maybe some decent intel ahead of time telling them the time and location of an airstrike could go a long way.

      Wouldn’t someone like ISIS have an interest in staging such an event, to bring Trump and the US back in line against Assad and Russia, to bring US military forces to the region so they can fight the fight they want to fight? Or maybe Trump (or someone who is looking out for him) has an interest in distracting the US from doing other things such as investigating his actions during 2015-2016 where he may have (willingly or just stupidly and unwittingly) aided Russia in their quest to take HRC down a notch or three?

      • DA April 7, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

        Keep in mind that ISIS is nothing more than a US created and loosely controlled front group for Islamic Terror Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the CIA or whatever US Dark Ops group who owns them these days. So when you say “to bring Trump and the US back in line against Assad and Russia” you’re actually talking about US interests trying to influence US policy. It’s important to be clear about these things.

    • Ishabaka April 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

      Sarin gas is not all that difficult to manufacture. The Aum Shinrikyo folks in Japan managed to do it.

  10. Paulo April 7, 2017 at 10:14 am #

    It reminded me of Clinton’s move against Kosovo to divert attention from Monica and his impeachment problems. Changing the conversastion is what Trump does.

  11. janet April 7, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    “So he bombed an airport, after warning the Russians to remove their personnel from the vicinity.” –JHK

    First Trump informs the Russians. Then he informs Congress. What more evidence of ongoing collusion with Russia is needed?

    There are now six grounds to impeach Trump and Pence.

    First: In taking the oath of office, a president promises to “faithfully execute the laws and the constitution.” That’s Article II Section 2.

    But Trump is unfaithfully executing his duties as president by accusing his predecessor, president Obama, of undertaking an illegal and impeachable act, with absolutely no evidence to support the accusation.

    Second: Article I Section 9 of the Constitution forbids government officials from taking things of value from foreign governments. But Trump is making big money off his Trump International Hotel by steering foreign diplomatic delegations to it, and will make a bundle off China’s recent decision to grant his trademark applications for the Trump brand — decisions Chinese authorities arrived at directly because of decisions Trump has made as president.

    Third: The 1st Amendment to the Constitution bars any law “respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But Trump’s ban on travel into the United States from six muslim countries — which he initiated, advocated for and oversees — violates that provision.

    Fourth: The 1st Amendment also bars “abridging the freedom of the press.” But Trump’s labeling the press “the enemy of the people,” and choosing who he invites to news conferences based on whether they’ve given him favorable coverage, violates this provision.

    Fifth: Article II Section 3 of the Constitution defines “treason against the United States” as “adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” Evidence is mounting that Trump and his aides colluded with Russian operatives to win the 2016 presidential election.

    Sixth: The strikes against Syria — done in the absence of a U.N. Security Council resolution, and without any apparent justification of self-defense — violate Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter, which requires the U.S. and all other signatory states to “refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 10:32 am #

      You’re totally missing the point janet. Trump just CONFIRMED himself to the MICC. He ain’t going NOWHERE now!

      • janet April 7, 2017 at 10:43 am #

        I respect the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution, and the international laws to which the US is signatory. 45 does not.

        • DA April 7, 2017 at 11:46 am #

          Rest assured, the Network does not either, and they’re the ones who own the place. Just a piece of paper they wave around to assure you we’re/they’re legit. They know better.

        • outsider April 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

          @janet,
          I hope you guys & gals on the loony left stick to your anti-Trump positions and won’t be swayed by the coming wall-to-wall pro-war, anti-Putin coverage from Big Media. Regardless of who’s in office the media always is compelled to rally ’round the flag, and convince the sheeple to do the same. Opposing wars is not good business for corporate America.

          Those of us on the anti-war right have lost all faith in Trump. Alt-right spokesman Richard Spencer has put out a good video condemning Trump. It’s worth a listen. Maybe we can form a coalition and join you on the front lines. After all, if it wasn’t for the anti-war right, it would have been Queen Hillary calling in the airstrikes and setting up her no-fly zone. If that was the case, no doubt you would not be complaining.

          • DA April 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

            What outsider said.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

            Yes, Whites must unite. But instead we listened to the wrong people again. It’s a repeat of the WW2. And Trump is another FDR, promising peace and delivering war.

            Before both World Wars there were huge Peace Movements. But the Tribe wanted those wars and they have been dropped down the memory hole. Only their peace movements matter.

          • DA April 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

            Sorry janos, Trump is pretty damn far from another FDR. As far as uniting anyone, it’s pretty damn hard to imagine that happening anymore along any other lines than economic class. Along those lines, there’s apparently no dispute.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

            In terms of lying about keeping us out of a War, Trump is another FDR. That’s all I’m saying. Not in other ways obviously.

        • Billy Hill April 7, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

          Janet — If Trump came out as transgender next week and promised to pursue the entire Democrat Party platform you’d claim it as grounds for impeachment.

          But I opine to a rock, or a bot…

          • DA April 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

            indeed, janet’s still a bit naive that way.

        • shotho April 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

          You can respect whatever you want, but it doesn’t mean that the principles, which you just enumerated, are actually operable now.

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 11:25 am #

      First Trump informs the Russians. Then he informs Congress. What more evidence of ongoing collusion with Russia is needed?

      ****************

      He better inform the Russians?

      There are far too many way they could fuck us up like a football bat to really piss them off.

      Do you wanna get your head split down to the white meat and thrown in the trunk of your own car?

    • Elrond Hubbard April 7, 2017 at 11:43 am #

      Hmm. Warning the Russians to remove their personnel ahead of the missile strike doesn’t sound like “collusion”. It sounds more like “one nuclear power not committing an act of war against another nuclear power.” Just sayin’.

  12. Walter B April 7, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Reminds me of the book I am now reading “by Rick Atkinson, “The Day of Battle” in which the author details the German air raid on the Allied harbor in Bari, Italy that resulted in a large mustard gas release and the deaths of many soldiers and civilians during WWII:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_raid_on_Bari

    Of course the Allies covered it up and denied it until the 1960’s, but deception IS what governments do now isn’t it? And so we shall never know the Truth because Truth no longer exists and this latest incident will be twisted, turned and spun into whatever it is that whoever it is wants it to be to whatever end shall come. The only thing that is certain is that those of us that are familiar with Isaiah 17 are wondering a little bit more every day whether the Old Book is more of a script than a book of prophecy. In the end of course, does it really matter which?

  13. K-Dog April 7, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    After several years of watching pictures of beautiful cities turned to rubble by Syrian government forces and with a long history of brutality by these same forces, along comes a bull in a china shop by the name of Donald Trump smashing things to bits disregarding the agreements and fears which have prevented effective American action against the head choppers. Now we shall find out if the American troop buildup in Iraq which Trump has been implementing over the last month will be Syriously used.

    This from CNN:

    What’s the motivation for killing civilians?

    The civil war started after President Bashar al-Assad’s regime violently cracked down on peaceful protesters, and ordinary citizens took up arms to try to oust his dynastic regime.
    So from the beginning, Assad’s enemy was opposition members in his own country. In other words, rebels who had started out as civilians. And that’s why civilians are at risk.
    “In general, the regime’s strategy has been to inflict mass punishment against opposition-supported populations or populations that were perceived to be supportive of the opposition in order to prevent the formation of a viable alternative to the regime,” said Chris Kozak, Syria research analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.

    The question is what will Trump do next? Will he make another failed state like Lybia where chaos becomes the government? Could that be his intent or does he have any intent at all? The only thing we know is that most of our news will be lies and manipulations and that the American people will have no say in what happens or a coherent understanding of it. Without being able to use his barrel bombs to discipline his people any more Assads best move would be to retire in the south of France and let the Syrian sand blow where it will. That, or wait for a seal team to take him out.

    Trump is not finished.

    • K-Dog April 7, 2017 at 10:33 am #

      Assads best move…

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 10:34 am #

      Kibble and bits for you K-Dog. Trump as puppet for the Network is just getting started.

    • Buck Stud April 7, 2017 at 10:42 am #

      Your analysis is missing one very large consideration: Russia.

      LOL…

  14. pequiste April 7, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Out of all of this bloody stupid mess, one cannot believe how easily the U.S.A. gets drawn into the never ending quagmire of the Near East. Only one conclusion can be made: the Evil Fuckers In CHarge are unassailable and America is fucking retarded.

    And those fun loving, always partying, Junior Varsity hooligans of ISIS are celebrating the poison gas usage and subsequent Crusader military action by chopping off the heads of some more Syrian and Iraqi dhimmis.

    As a footnote, Xi Jinping and the rest of his PRC entourage are laughing their asses off at Mar-a-Lago as they enjoy some of Mother Mary’s Meatloaf or some of the other menu selections:

    postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/04/06/steak-or-sole-menu-for-trump-xi-at-mar-a-lago-tonig…

    Betting that Best Korea and those dessert shoals in the South China Sea are off the menu however.

    18% service charge is being waived.

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 11:51 am #

      Change “gets drawn into” to “willingly wades into” and I think you’ve got it!

      • pequiste April 7, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

        Yes, you are absolutely correct DA; in fact I would alter it to state: “dives head first into…..”

      • Walter B April 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

        Indeed! The demonic have always derived their best servants from the ranks of the affluent and where above all has affluence reigned king but right here in America? The finest minions ever made rule us all right here, right now, and they do the bidding of their demonic master and push for Armageddon while the iron is hot! It should get very interesting, very quickly. Enjoy the ride.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

      Yeah, we’re they also given fore knowledge of the strike? Cuz the moved right in afterwards….

      We’ve already become their Air Force, either by design or just by having the same enemy. And since we must know that’s what will happen, it’s by design.

  15. volodya April 7, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    This is the usual, greaseball Middle East, never ending tit-for-tats and never any resolution until everyone including the combatants are at the who-gives-a-fuck stage and they cancel the war due to lack of interest. Just like the Lebanese civil war. The Lebanese wrecked their country. What the hell for?

    So Ozone asked the pertinent question: motive. Could this Syria dust-up be over natural resources? Indeed it could. Then again this is the oldest “civilized” place on earth and that means there’s ten thousand years worth of axes to grind.

    What about the chemical attack? Whodunnit and why? Who knows and who the fuck cares. It doesn’t matter because there’s no way to find out. Could Assad have been framed this time? Sure.

    But if Assad did it, why would he do it? Maybe he figured that he could because the American threat of removing him is off the table. Or maybe he figured Americans as irresolute porn and drug addicts. Or maybe he thought Trump is a clown.

    What did Trump’s little bombing run accomplish? Nothing. OK, maybe it nudged the needle. Er, wait, this means that the navy has to replenish the stock of missiles. That means money, money, money for defense contractors.

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 11:31 am #

      Er, wait, this means that the navy has to replenish the stock of missiles. That means money, money, money for defense contractors.

      There ya go! Ka-ching!

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

      The Lebanese wrecked their country. What the hell for?

      *************************

      so they could get back to solving problems with WORDS.

      Thats how it works. The first one to run out of WORDS switches to VIOLENCE.

      And then the first one to run out of VIOLENCE switches back to WORDS.

      and then the cycle repeats.

  16. volodya April 7, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    If the US warned the Russkis to clear out before the attack, then the Russkis warned Assad and I’ll bet that Assad moved his shiny jets and helicopters. You want to bet those cruise missiles landed on an empty airfield? All theatrics IOW. the Russians condemn the attack but no real damage done and everyone’s pride is saved.

  17. Paul S April 7, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    Former UK diplomat and human rights activist, Craig murray has some interesting things to say on the subject.

    craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2017/04/the-balance-of-probabilities/

    Unlike the famous chemical weapons “attack” portrayed by the BBC in Saving Syria’s Children, it does appear that in the latest incident at Idlib there was real horror inflicted by chemical attack of some kind. The question is who did it and why?

    I am no fan of the Assad regime, and I have no problem using the word “regime” to describe it. Dictators do hold and win elections. I have lived in severe dictatorships and seen from the inside how they do it. The human rights abuses of the Assad regime have been well documented for decades.

    But Bashar al Assad is neither stupid nor unsophisticated. Aided by Putin, he outwitted Obama by quickly giving up his chemical weapons to be destroyed and accepting transparency in verification. There is no justification for the destruction of Iraq, but if Saddam Hussein had been able to swallow pride as completely as Assad, he too could have had a very good chance of averting disaster.

    Assad had seen his position go from strength to strength, thanks to Putin’s astute deployment of Russia’s limited military power. Militarily the balance had swung dramatically in Assad’s favour, while Trump had said the unsayable and acknowledged that putting Syria into the hands of Wahabbist crazies was not in the United States interest.

    So I cannot conceive that Assad would risk throwing all of this away for the sake of a militarily insignificant small chemical weapons attack. It would be an act of the most extreme folly. It is not impossible – hubris is a great temptation to dictators – but given how Assad has played it so far, it seems out of character and extremely improbable. What is less improbable is a local battlefield decision by pro-Assad forces. In my close observation of dictatorial regimes, a fascinating feature is that they operate an image of the perfection of the state. They are highly adverse to admitting mistakes.

    What did happen I do not profess to know. There are at least eleven major identifiable state and non-state forces involved in the fighting around Idlib. In going through them all and considering opportunity and motive for each, I continually find that those whose motive would be false flag stand to benefit a great deal more than those who might have been seeking military advantage.

    I am therefore for now unconvinced that this was a deliberate use of chemical weapons by Assad forces. I do not rule it out, but it would take much more concrete evidence than currently offered to prove they did something so strongly and obviously against their own interest. But western governments and media have determined to make that the narrative, so the truth is, as so often in modern geo-politics, entirely incidental to the course of future events.

    • Q. Shtik April 7, 2017 at 11:57 am #

      Paul S quoting Craig Murray (who ever the hell HE is) allegedly quoting Trump:

      “…while Trump had said the unsayable and acknowledged that putting Syria into the hands of Wahabbist crazies was not in the United States interest.”

      ==========

      No Craig, it is impossible that Trump actually said the words from your blurb that I have italicized above. At least, not unless he was reading words from a monitor written by others. (Trump, to my great surprise, actually CAN read competently.) He does not think in nice neat sentences and besides would not know a Wahabbist from a wabbit.

    • outsider April 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

      Paul,
      It was a false flag. Period! Assad had no reason to do it. None! Anyone who cannot see that immediately must not have his head on straight. Of course, that’s why Trump authorized it. He probably doesn’t even know what a false flag is, and Mad Dog Mattis wasn’t about to tell him.

      • DA April 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

        In Trump’s defense, he might not have even been informed beforehand, in order to force his hand on the response. My gut feeling is that this was nothing less than a crucible for Trump, and this entire fiasco was presented to him as a “put up, shut up, or be left behind/removed” ultimatum. Either get on board with the war train now, or get left at the station and removed by whatever means we deem necessary. Another JFK moment in short, but apparently with the opposite result. Good for Trump, bad for the rest of us.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

      Nicki Hailey is raving that Putin is either incompetent or complicit. Either he didn’t take all the weapons or he gave them back. These are fighting words. As is Tillerson’s talk of building a coalition of to bring Assad down. Guess he proved he’s not a Russian agent now too.

      • outsider April 8, 2017 at 8:28 am #

        Anyone paying attention should have realized that Trump did not mean what he said the day he put that harlot, Nikki Haley, in as Deep State Ambassador. As the governor of S. Carolina, she was a staunch supporter of Lindsay Graham, for Christ sake.

  18. chipshot April 7, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    The Russians must’ve hacked our military and issued the bomb orders.

  19. janet April 7, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    “Your analysis is missing one very large consideration: Russia.” –Buck Stud

    This is How the Next World War Starts

    highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/trump-russia-putin-military-crisis/

    With one miscalculation, by one startled pilot, at 400 miles an hour. And now that Russia is determined to destabilize the West, this scenario is keeping the military establishment up at night.
    by David Wood

    “By now, it is widely recognized that Russia is waging a campaign of covert political manipulation across the United States, Europe and the Middle East, fueling fears of a second Cold War. But it’s less understood that in international airspace and waters, Russia and the U.S. are brushing up against each other in perilous ways with alarming frequency. “

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 11:34 am #

      “By now, it is widely recognized that Russia is waging a campaign of covert political manipulation across the United States, Europe and the Middle East, fueling fears of a second Cold War.

      WOW! Do YOU ever need to find better sources. Pure agitprop!

      • Buck Stud April 7, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

        You chide Janet earlier for ‘missing the larger point’ and then turn around and do exactly the same thing.

        The larger point is this: Young, testosterone laden pilots—warriors, in other words–are ‘brushing up’ against each other. Nothing potentially inflammatory there [sarcasm on].

        [Sarcasm off] And let’s not kid ourselves; a panicky, quota-fill female pilot could very well light the match of conflict as well.

        • DA April 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

          OK, I’ll buy your point Buck to make peace. Mea culpa.

          But the specific point I was chiding was the point I entered in quotes prior to mine. The quote from David Wood which asserted that, “By now, it is widely recognized that Russia is waging a campaign of covert political manipulation across the United States, Europe and the Middle East, fueling fears of a second Cold War.”

          Widely recognized? By whom? The American MSM and unofficial Shadow Government? The only people “widely recognizing” that kind of shit are the DC beltway “intelligentsia” and those who foolishly subscribe to it. To wit: Huff Po and there’s.

          And make no mistake about it, the “startled pilots” on both sides are only in harms way because (mostly US) forces of ill-intent itching for war PUT them there in the first place. Are Russia and Putin entirely blameless in any of this? Almost certainly not. But I’m an American, and I’m not routinely privy to what goes on in Russia. Nor should I be. Nor should I even care.

          But I AM an American and privy to a large part of what goes on in the US through my rather extensive experiences and readings in both the public and private sectors, and I can tell you in good faith that much, and indeed, almost certainly most of what you read in our notoriously “free” press is nothing more than bought and paid for propaganda of the highest quality. Well researched, well analyzed, and well tested. Top notch bullshit in other words. The kind of bullshit that even veteran bullshitters swallow whole without a burp.

  20. volodya April 7, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    Here we go, truck attack in Stockholm, many injured/dead. OK, place your bets, who did it?

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      Pure hyperbole at this point. Lofven sounds like he’s in the bag for the Network, although he’s certainly a piss-poor actor. They need to fire him and find someone more convincing to deliver his lines.

      A large beer truck plowed into a crowd at a shopping center in central Stockholm, killing at least three people and injuring at 8 on Friday, Swedish police said.

      Prime Minister Stefan Lofven walled [sic] the crash a terror attack against the country.

      “Sweden has been attacked,” Lofven said. “This indicates that it is an act of terror.”

      foxnews.com/world/2017/04/07/truck-plows-into-crowd-outside-swedish-shopping-area-report.html

    • pequiste April 7, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

      Are you thinking Yzlamik over-exuberance too?

      Friday is, after all, the special day of the week for mosque, mayhem and murder.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

        The Swedes will conclude they haven’t submitted enough. Islam means submission. They’re basically 3rd Class Muslims now. Or Dhimmis paying the jiyza in the form of welfare. I mean if you’re paying aliens to have huge families, you’re already conquered.

        In which case, America is already history as well.

        • DA April 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

          There you go making sense again Janos. Just when I declare you out, you’re right back in again!

          • outsider April 8, 2017 at 8:34 am #

            The more I read Janos’ comments the more sense he makes (sometimes).

          • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

            White Lives Matter. That’s where we differ.

          • GreenAlba April 9, 2017 at 7:41 am #

            ‘White Lives Matter. That’s where we differ.’

            All lives matter. Except to racists.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

            And all normal people prefer their own – making them racists in your book, if you were to be fair. But you’re not and only focus on Whites.

            So if you say Black Lives Matter, I say White Lives Matter. To give in to Black Lives Matter or to repeat it is to will my own race’s demise.

            I sense you don’t understand the psychological logic here anymore than you understand regular logic – or you understand it all too well.

  21. elysianfield April 7, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Was a vote for Trump worth a shot? Yes, considering the Demon Sow as an alternative choice.

    Am I disappointed? Bitterly.

    Embrace the Train Wreck.

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

      Demon Sow. I LOVE IT!

      • elysianfield April 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

        DA,
        I wish I had said it first…Credit Janos.

        • DA April 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

          Janos definitely has a way with words! Thanks for the attribution.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

      Yes, the Evil Ones are now exalting, mocking us for ever daring to dream of resisting. See Elrond’s post above.

      • Elrond Hubbard April 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

        ITYM ‘exulting’, which I certainly am not — although there’s modest enjoyment to be had in beholding the alt-right’s discomfiture. Your raving misattributions of my motives aside, I’ll protest and march against this campaign of organized homicide much like I did previous ones.

  22. Q. Shtik April 7, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    Even no lesser a light than Janos is beginning to regret referring to Trump as “our glorious leader.”

    And where the fuck is Fodase? He’s another one who unabashedly boarded the ‘glorious’ Trump train.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      I hoped. Remember when you dated? Did you half kiss a girl because it might not work out? Be lukewarm to her so as not to get too involved? Of course not: you go for it. But at the same time you know very well she might not be “the one”.

      That’s how it was. I always knew this might happen. I hoped that at last we have found one who would keep his word. Either he played us all along, or he was weak and succumbed to pressure or lies.

      • Q. Shtik April 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

        Despite his innumerable and incredible flaws you had sex with Trump without a rubber.

        • elysianfield April 7, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

          Q,
          Apparently so did I, according to Cold N. Holefield. Cold must have made bail…he has a new blog up as of today.

          • MrTibbs April 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

            He must work miracles with cob webs.

            -T

      • outsider April 8, 2017 at 8:42 am #

        Janos, if you’re still reading, check out my recent comment about neocon Nikki Haley as Deep State Ambassador. That appointment showed me that, from the beginning, Trump didn’t mean what he said.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

          Yeah, people rationalized he was just getting rid of her – since he planned to deemphasize the UN anyway. But many of his appointments were shit – like the Goldman Sachs people he condemned so harshly as controlling Hillary. His appointments were a dreadful warning sign I noted at the time – but continued to hope for the best. What else could we do?

          Greg Johnson may well be right: the implicit is the enemy of the explicit for us now. If someone won’t come out and embrace us, they aren’t for us.

  23. FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    This false flag warning was posted Thursday morning long before the bombs were flying. Interesting == Htruth

    My false flag is bigger than yours!

    59 Tomahawks fired.
    Only half made it through.
    They were supposed to fly through the Russian zone of air defense in Khmeimim.
    6 dead – that is 10 Tomahawks for one dead Syrian at $250,000 a piece.
    The runway of the airbase is intact.
    The price of oil gone up (Russians do not mind that at all).
    American Media has a week’s worth of shit to shoot around.
    Trump is no longer Russian agent.

    Was Trump aiming at Assad, but hit the Deep State instead?

  24. janet April 7, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    “If the US warned the Russkis to clear out before the attack, then the Russkis warned Assad …” –volodya

    Exactly! How could Trump spend $70 million dollars of taxpayers’ money in a matter of minutes… and leave the runways intact… and not hit any chemical weapons? Collusion.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 11:32 am #

      janet outs herself as a conspiracy theoristress

      • DA April 7, 2017 at 11:43 am #

        And Hillarist Feminista.

        • janet April 7, 2017 at 11:47 am #

          HRC was in favor of bombing Assad’s airports. I am opposed to bombing. Trump is carrying out HRC’s foreign policy and I’m against both of them.

          • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 11:56 am #

            Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead!

            youtube.com/watch?v=T5ayK694PZI

          • DA April 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

            Opposed to bombing? Better watch it, the spooks are listening.

  25. janet April 7, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    “American Media has a week’s worth of shit to shoot around.” –finca

    Exactly! We are not focusing on building the wall, or banning Muslims, or deporting immigrants, or rebuilding infrastructure, or creating good-paying jobs, or repealing Obamacare, or draining the swamp, or making American great again, any of the other false promises Trump made in order to get elected… with Russian help.

    • outsider April 7, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

      Janet,
      With this attack president Trump has become Caesar Trump. With one strike, he’s now become a 100% war president. His MAGA agenda is dead and no Great Wall will be built – there’s no money left after the pentagon gets it all. At least Hitler took years reviving the German economy before invading Poland. Caesar Trump couldn’t wait that long.

      • outsider April 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

        Come to think of it, Hitler had more justification for invading Poland (the Danzig corridor) than Trump had for his tough-guy missile launch.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

          Yes, Polish mobs were killing Germans on the street – and the authorities were letting them do it, secure in the knowledge that England will save them as per their treaty. Dumb. England had no such strength or will to fight at that time.

          Germany had every right to take back territory stolen during the so called Versailles Peace Conference. Later actions in Eastern Europe were less praise worthy.

  26. Q. Shtik April 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    BORRR – RINGGG

    • michael April 8, 2017 at 7:36 am #

      If ISIS has Sarin it’s only a matter of time before it will be used in Europe. Maybe you should move to France, Germany or Sweden where it will not be so Borrr-ringgg?

  27. SteveO April 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    You mean Round 4: Deep State wins by a knock out.

  28. SteveO April 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    This is the best thing Trump could have asked for, false flag or not. Now, in “Wage the Dog” fashion, the media and the internet are going to forget that we just got another 30 years of the Scalia supreme court, the Russian connection investigation, spending $9 million a week for Donald to weekend at his please palace in Florida and a whole host of other nasties.

    The Republicans accused Bill Clinton of false flagging the embassy bombings in Kenya to distract from the Lewinsky scandal. Their silence in this case is damning.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

      In other words, you want Baby Heads as Christmas Tree decorations. What else are you going to do with them after the stem cells have been removed?

  29. MrTibbs April 7, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    Russian warship FULL SPEED AHEAD to confront the American warships that launched the missiles into Syria.

    foxnews.com/world/2017/04/07/russian-warship-steams-toward-us-destroyers-that-launched-syria-strikes…

    The Network enjoys playing countries off against one another.

    Can you say SPECTRE??

    SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

    Fools, represented by Q. and the gang, will continue to disparage purveyors of truth, in pursuit of their personal folly.

    -T

    • Q. Shtik April 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

      Fools, represented by Q. and the gang, will continue to disparage purveyors of truth, – Tubbs

      ==========

      Purvey all you want but do it on your own site. Have you no shame freeloading off JHK? You make a lousy Christian. Thou shall not steal.

      • MrTibbs April 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

        There is no stealing in an open forum.

        You are even dumber than Janos intimates.

        -T

  30. barbisbest April 7, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    KESA ANNA. Here’s a bomb.. Seen yesterday, In this cruel, hostile world, love and mercy are acts of pure Heroism!

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

      So are you convinced now that Trump isn’t a Russian Agent? Or is that going to require a Nuclear War?

  31. outsider April 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    @johngalt,
    253 pounds? The way that Trump is lumbering around he must weigh 300 or more. And his often out-of-breath talking sounds like he may be heading for a coronary. And his sleeping 4 hours or less a night is a killer and could make you psychotic. It’s a wonder he’s made it this far.

  32. Elrond Hubbard April 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    UN says action in Syria must abide by international law

    Canada, Britain, France and Israel express varying degrees of support; Iran and Russia opposed

    cbc.ca/news/world/us-missile-strikes-syria-world-reaction-1.4059870

    Immediate action is needed to protect the Syrian people, but it should be “rooted in the principles of the United Nations and international law,” UN political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman says.

    “There can be no genuine protection if the parties to the conflict, government and opposition alike, are permitted to act with impunity and if the Syrian government continues to commit human rights violations against its own citizens,” he told the UN Security Council Friday.

    Many other countries have voiced their support for the U.S. action in Syria including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Poland, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Germany, France, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Israel.

    Sounds like Abu Ivanka al-Amriki is already thisclose to assembling his Coalition of the Willing, Part Deux. Everybody enjoy the party!

  33. DurangoKid April 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    The one constant in this is the notion that the US government reserves the right to do whatever it wants whenever it wants to do it, specific goals and agreements notwithstanding. Syria is a domino on the way to Iran. That hasn’t changed, either.

    The problem with peace is that it preserves the adversary. Assad could at some future date change his mind or make a big stink about the US not living up to its obligations. Of course if peace is the only way out for the time being the US will pursue it albeit halfheartedly knowing all along it can play the ace up its sleeve that everybody knows is there. The one big complicating factor is Assad’s invitation to Putin to please lend a finger for this leaky dike that threatens the both of them.

    So we have a balancing act. On the one side is Uncle Sugar trying to inflame any situation of its own making into Assad’s (and by extension Putin’s) crime against humanity versus what might be considered the legitimate desire of Syria, Russia, and Iran trying to preserve their sovereignty and influence in their corner of the planet. And, like a two-year-old with a hammer in a china shop, Unctuous Snotty-nose won’t have it. Which leaves me and good portion of the rest of the world siding with two people I really don’t like that much.

  34. pequiste April 7, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    The most recent U.S. bombing of Syria (frankly U.S. forces have been bombing Syria since at least September 2014) in response to a purported “weapons of mass destruction” chemical attack by Syrian government forces on civilians; will be a fabulous opportunity for another million Syrian refugees, Somalis, and Afghanis to head over to Germany this year.

    Meanwhile, at the (soon to be former) home of Absolut vodka and Victoria Silvstedt, the Swedish Royal House, government, civil service and military are all in agreement – the Syrian chemical weapons attack justifies the truck attack in Stockholm and is the perfect opportunity to help bring another several 100,000s of refugees, asylum seekers and economic immigrants from the Third World.

    • malthuss April 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Last I read, the goal was 6 million [magic Kabbala number?] more
      immigrants to Europe.

      • pequiste April 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

        It’s making more sense now.

        The hand-wringing, flower-bringing and setting up of impromptu shrines with candles and prayers to the victims (human offerings & sacrifices) of these increasingly frequent Yzlamik over-exuberances and celebrations, are just made-for manifestations of Kabbalah practices.

        O.K. Malt, I will call that an as reasonable explanation as anything else being proffered.

        Meanwhile back in Syria (and Iraq, Libya, Somali, Afghanistan, Nigeria…..) the travel agencies are doing a land office business for tours along the Rhine and Midnight sun plus Aurora Borealis festivities in Lapland for this late Spring and Summer.

        The Government of France under F. “Le Jaune” Hollande, would like to accelerate the process and is looking to surrender to I.S.I.S. according to the latest intel from the Cinquieme Republique.

        Six million is not near enough compassion – sixty million refugees, rape-u-jees, terrorists, fifth columnists, jihadis plus kebab vendors and cabbies, should be the NWO’s Western European target for the remainder of this decade.

        Watch, now (apparently) completely owned by the Evil-Fuckers-in-Charge, Donald J. Trump is going to ask that the U.S.A. take in its fair share of the Syrian refugees.

        • Q. Shtik April 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

          Trump is going to ask that the U.S.A. take in its fair share of the Syrian refugees.

          ==========

          OMG, that would put a stake in Janos’s heart like nothing else would.

  35. tucsonspur April 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Gassing his citizens didn’t work for Assad previously.

    Here are five reasons why Assad would not use poison gas again, derived from the fountain of common sense:

    1. Worldwide outrage and increased international opposition.
    2. Increased local outrage and energizing the rebels.
    3. No tactical military or political advantage.
    4. No strategic military or political advantage.
    5. Availability of better or equally effective methods of maiming and
    killing.

    Here are two reasons he would use it:
    1. He’s dumber than you know what.
    2. He’s extremely sadistic.

    We can exclude the first, but the second is a possibility. Suicidal sadism, however? I very much doubt it.

    • MrTibbs April 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

      The gas was not to be present.

      The FACT that it was there is a clear violation of terms of compliance.

      He is in fact dumber than even Q. could imagine.

      Of course, that doesn’t take much.

      -T

  36. outsider April 7, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

    I was watching Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox last night. It is the only one I watch. Tucker, for those who don’t know, has been decidedly anti-war and has been going toe-to-toe nightly with the hysterical democrats shaking in their boots over bogeyman Putin. Mr. Kunstler was a guest two weeks ago. Tucker was in the midst of skewering a guest over this no evidence gas attack thing when Fox broke for a war update, and Tucker was gone for the night. I doubt if it was coincidental. Fox couldn’t have Tucker questioning the mission at the same time all the networks, especially Fox, were promoting it. So, unless all the talk shows are cancelled for round-the-clock war coverage, I’m wondering if Tucker will be on at 9 tonight.

    Even though he topped the ratings, Phil Donohue was abruptly fired when he refused to toe the war line at MSNBC in the run up to W’s Shock & Awe. Same thing in 2012 (or was it 2008?) when Judge Napolitano was cancelled by FBN for opposing war and favoring Ron Paul. Face it, we live in a corporate totalitarian dystopia and there is no free press except on the Internet – and that is in grave danger. If Tucker does come back on, I look for him to be muzzled, like a Stepford wife on Soma.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

      Yeah he’s a great prosecutor – very logical and aggressive. How did his interview with Mr Kunstler go?

      • Elrond Hubbard April 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

        It’s on YouTube. I can’t verify the links right now, but just search ‘tucker carlson james howard kunstler’ and you’ll find it.

        • outsider April 8, 2017 at 9:12 am #

          I believe Mr. K still has it somewhere on this site. As for Tucker, he is still holding the moral high ground. His show on Friday started with Lindsay Graham (he even looks retarded). Tucker was soft on him (no doubt per agreement), but his quiet yet persistent questioning showed how convoluted and illogical limp-wristed Lindsay’s position is – he almost sounded like Obama all over again and wants to revive and arm the clueless Free Syrian Army to take out Assad. Following McCain’s bitch, Tucker interviewed the most honest person in Congress, anti-war heroine Tulsi Gabbard. So keep up the good work, Tucker. Don’t go down without a fight.

  37. San Jose April 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    So Assad gets a cruise-missile spanking. He richly deserved it. No doubt Trump and King Abdullah worked this out the day before.

    On another front, I learned today that Russia only has one aircraft carrier. China has only one….and it doesn’t even have a catapult. India has two, but they are WWII rejects.

    Jen in San Jose

    • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

      You’ve swallowed they cyanide candy. Enjoy the few seconds of sweetness before the killing bitterness “appears” to your feeling gate. Be mindful in the death your country.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

        She speaks of aircraft carriers! Jen sweetie, they’re obsolete in terms of combat. The Russian wolf pack will easily deal with our floating airports.

        I’m reporting you to Vlad. You are a Russian Agent and deserve a medal.

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

      Carriers are going the way of the battleship due to hypersonic missiles and underwater slow moving drones shaped like whales

      • elysianfield April 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

        Thwack,

        Yes, the generals fight the last war. Carriers cannot be put into harms way, lest they end up like Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Chi-Iraq…useless burned-out hulks.

        • thwack April 7, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

          useless burned-out hulks.

          ****************

          Sunken destroyed ships are some of the most diverse, fertile and best ecosystems on the planet.

          Thats why white men often sink WARships

          Just sayin

        • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

          Big navy ships often have “no go” zones controlled by Blacks. Jus sayin’.

        • thwack April 8, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

          lest they end up like Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Chi-Iraq…useless burned-out hulks.

          ***********************

          Thats all part of the “churn” son; do I hafta teach your pale ass everything?

          Don’t you know stability is the enemy of profit?

          The purpose of ghettos is to drop real estate low enough for some white person to come in and grab it all; then kick out tha blacks and make a killing with gentrification.

          Thats the game son?

          They playing yo ass?

          Thats their job?

          what country you from?

          • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

            Thwack,
            Well, I patrolled Oakland Cal. in the late ’60’s…From recent reports, it is not yet a lily-white paradise…certainly wasn’t then. What went wrong?

    • michael April 8, 2017 at 7:41 am #

      10 minutes after the missiles fly nobody has any aircraft carriers.

  38. MrTibbs April 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

    The Art of the Deal.
    1. Chemical weapons revealed Syria’s lack of compliance in destruction of said weapons.
    2. Missile strikes convey distinct message, face to face, to Chinese president Xi Jinping. “Reign in North Korea, NOW.”
    3. Missile strikes convey distinct message to Russian conspiracy theorists: TRUMP IS NOBODY’S BITCH.

    Train wreck??
    Hardly.
    Potential for reprisal?
    ABSOLUTELY.

    And if you reside in the blue zone of ignorance, take appropriate measures, NOW.

    They call me Mr. Tibbs.

    -T

    • tucsonspur April 7, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

      Should Xi depose Kim, or did you mean “rein”?

      • MrTibbs April 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

        Good catch,

        rein, as in pulling in the horse’s ass known as Kim Jog-Un.

        -T

  39. FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

    ‘Low efficiency’: Only 23 Tomahawk missiles out of 59 reached Syrian airfield, Russian MoD says

    The Russian Defense Ministry says the US missile strike on a Syrian airfield wasn’t very effective, with only 23 out of 59 Tomahawk missiles reaching their target. The locations of the remaining 36 missiles’ impact is now unknown, the ministry added.

    The strike on the Shayrat airfield in Syria’s Homs Province destroyed a material storage depot, a training facility, a canteen, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station.

    The runway, taxiways and the Syrian aircraft on the parking apron remained undamaged, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement.

    The ministry described the combat efficiency of the strike as “quite poor.”

    “Russia made an earlier statement that the Syrian forces did not use chemical weapons. We are waiting for clarification from the US on undisputed – as they claim – evidence that it was the Syrian Army that deployed chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhoun.”

    The ministry also pointed to the events that followed the strikes, a large-scale offensive against the Syrian Army carried out by Islamic State and Al-Nusra Front terrorists.

    “We hope that this offensive was in no way coordinated with the US,” the ministry said.

    “A number of measures aimed at strengthening and improving the effectiveness of the Syrian air defense system will be implemented in the near future in order to protect the vital parts of the Syrian infrastructure,” Konashenkov said.

    youtube.com/watch?v=yfsZyV9eVcs

  40. tucsonspur April 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.

    Here’s Brian (lyin’) Williams on “beauty”.

    Is this thing of beauty “a joy forever”?

    youtube.com/watch?v=wTogDbfokuI

  41. FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    The situation around the firing of the 59 Tomahawks into Syria as more time passes, the more it looks like a “fixed fight”.

    The Pentagon does not hide the fact that they warned Russians in advance where exactly they are going to shoot.

    If the Kremlin wanted to stop it, it had more than enough leverage to do it. And so they used it to the fullest extent: Trump in US, and Putin in Syria. There would be an occasion to supply Assad with the latest air defense and airplanes.

    Trump tackles two tasks in a very efficient way for himself – showing Comrade Xi his determination to strike at the North Korea, which will in turn respond to South Korea – and as a result, the entire trade of northeastern China, and possibly to the South, will be blocked off for a long time.

    The second task is to confirm a Justice to the Supreme Court through the senate. But the first task – to bend China over for trade and financial concessions – is much more important.

  42. FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    Ladies and Gentlemen, there’s no need to pee your pants with the steaming tea … this is an informational war!

  43. beantownbill. April 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    No war between superpowers will occur.

    That dink Michael Moore said one thing right. In”Bowling for Columbine”, his theme was that we are such an armed and violence-prone nation because of the ubiquitous and constant fear-mongering to which the American media (newspapers, magazines, tv and movies) subject us.

    IMO, no rational leader is going to start WW3 because that would mean the end of the world – no real winners. I know, I know, Kim Pork-belly is seen as crazy. But crazy people can still act logically within their own insane world-view. If we really felt we had to take out Kim, we would tell China first, like we did with the Russians and the Syrian bombing. Some quid pro quo with China would be agreed upon. Rational and pragmatic Russian and Chinese leaders won’t start a nuclear war over these issues.

    I’m seeing fear-mongering all over the place. Everyone take a deep breath and relax. Even if I’m wrong (I’m not), and the bombs do drop, there’s nothing we can do about it, so why worry? If you have the need, worry about the things we can change.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      Do we know anything about North Korea, really?

      For example, the head of North Korea is not the person we think he is!

      youtube.com/watch?v=BeKKPUapbsI

      • DA April 7, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

        All of their rather pitiful actions reek of pure attention getting in a suicide by cop kind of way. The little fat boy in charge is an unapologetic western culture fan boy, so it’s almost as if he’s a breakaway western cult leader, who’s poking the mother bear with a stick in the hopes of getting some adult recognition for his little project; or failing that, recognition in death as some sort of heroic martyr in his own mind.

        Trump would do well to simply ignore him, although as we know now, Trump’s no longer in charge. But I can’t imagine that the MICC wouldn’t have moved on him by now either if he was actually a threat. This could be getting set up as a foreign policy “win” for Trump by handing/forcing this mess off to China (the logical owner of this problem), after caving on the MICC’s overwhelming desire for renewed tensions and/or war with Russia.

        The Korean peninsula is basically expendable these days, as their economic value has mostly long since been off-shored elsewhere. So other than a few tens of thousands of GIs in the south (who are ultimately expendable too), who in DC really cares if they lay devastation on the south? The US has a lot of aging nukes that need to be refurbished anyway, so what better way to get rid of them and make room for some brand new stuff (all off-budget of course) than to renew atmospheric testing over the heads of some actual enemies again?

    • Billy Hill April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

      cf. Murphy’s Law

    • Billy Hill April 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

      By which I meant…

      Paul Craig Roberts points out that in the early cold war days the leaders were working to stop a nuclear confrontation, and each trusted the other was sincere in this endeavor. False signals of incoming ICBM strikes (on both sides?) are reported to have occurred during this time

      BECAUSE the lower echelons in front of the radar screens were aware that the leaders were working to avert first strikes they did not believe what were indeed false signals. Critical hesitation.

      Today each side publicly declares the other is not to be trusted. Will a false signal be believed?

      There are those I’m sure who will say that our technology is so much more sophisticated, such false signals are impossible! And besides, we have redundancy! And Microsoft Windows!

      Ummm…. had a computer glitch lately for no apparent explainable reason? I-phone developing a mind of its own?

      Murphy is there, always.

      • DA April 7, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

        After reading this book, which reinforced much of my own experience the Air Force, I can assure you that technology is NEVER to be trusted as a fail-safe method in the absence of basic human common sense and honest intent, which as you correctly note, is in short supply these days. Indeed, it’s almost as if our society has a secret death wish.

      • outsider April 8, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        @Billy Hill
        Perhaps it was because in the early Cold War days, both sides were run by battle-hardened WWII vets who lived thru Truman’s two A-bombs, and wanted no more of it. Today, the few still alive who were in uniform then are living in nursing homes. It’s all theoretical for we baby boomers. Perhaps we’re secretly wishing to see what a real one does.

    • elysianfield April 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

      “worry about the things we can change.”

      Our pee-besotted shorts?

      • pequiste April 7, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

        Not if one uses Depends.

        As a bonus, baby and adult diapers are a blue-chip investment for post Armageddon society.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

          And also as Homosexuality and Sodomy expand in the population, more ruined anuses result. Depend on it.

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

      Good advice BB.

  44. FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Unfortunately in this case, I really can not say everything I understood last night. But just to recall a few undeniable facts surrounding this bombing I can. To begin with, this bombing has finally revealed the religious character of this war, and it can only be understood from this point of view.

    This is not a war between Russia and the United States, and therefore, yesterday, when I lost my faith in Donald Trump for a moment as a Messiah and the President of the United States, I instantly lost faith in much more important things.

    But the speech of Hillary Clinton reminded me of the danger Donald Trump saved us all from and who helped him. By the way, this performance of Hillary Clinton double is very important – she spoke with joy and said much more than what could be said. By the way, the real Hillary would immediately understand that Pentagon was bombing her and not Assad, and would not have made such a mistake – because even if the American fleet released these tomahawks on Langley the effect would be less.

    So the facts:

    1. Yesterday it was exactly one hundred years since the USA entered the First World War on the side of Russia, for which this war was Orthodox, and the Serbs consider Tsar Nicholas II Sacred precisely because he made Christian Orthodoxy the principle of international politics.

    2. The day before yesterday, representatives of the Democrats, defeated in Congress and in the US Senate, went all-in and began to frankly demand that the FBI arrest President Trump as a Russian spy.

    3. Yesterday, resigned from the post of the head of the investigation of the connections between Trump and Russian intelligence Davin Nunes, who saved Trump from the trap of Hillary Clinton, who on the eve of the testimony of the FBI director pretended to surrender, in exchange for Trump’s acknowledgment that he had no evidence of wiretapping of his campaign on the eve of the Elections. And when I found out, I thought Trump had surrendered, but in the place of Davin Nunes, 3 people were appointed, one of whom is Trey Gowdy, the head of the commission to investigate the murder of US Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, who actually untwisted the so-called ServerGate.

    4. The Republicans yesterday changed the rules for appointing Justices of the Supreme Court and now they can appoint the Justice Gorsuch with a simple majority. That will mean the introduction of a one-party system in the US for at least next four years.

    5. At the time when Trump and Premier Xi were negotiating, not only did the missiles hit the Syrian canteens, but President of Philippine Duterte, who publicly humiliated President Obama six months ago, ordered his army to occupy one of the islands that China claims. And this is much more serious than the bombing of Syria.

    6. Sarin has been prepared for something, but obviously not for what we see now on TV screens, and now the main enemy of Hillary is Trump, not Putin. And the attack of the Islamists, which we see now, was prepared not for launching of the tomahawks, but for this application of sarin.

    If Putin or Assad had reason to believe that there were leftovers of sarin in this storehouse, they would not have started bombing these stores again today. Therefore, the sarin flew in on the planes, and most likely on the instructions of Hillary, and almost certainly on the orders of that general who was killed yesterday at the air base of Shirat.

    And I would not be surprised if it turns out that at that moment when a tomahawk arrived, he was on a phone with President Assad.

  45. thwack April 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

    almost certainly on the orders of that general who was killed yesterday at the air base of Shirat.

    ************

    Fake nooz, no general was killed.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

      Fake nooz, no general was killed

      Listen to this: bggg! Hahaha! bgggg!

      video.foxnews.com/v/5389391516001/?#sp=show-clips

      • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

        Heraldo shoots his mouth off about a killed Syrian General at about 4:20

        I am absolutely in love with Judge Jeanine, I want to commit a crime and get judged by her!

      • thwack April 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

        If you see me on the noooooz listed as a general killed in a terrorist attack; are you gonna beLIEve Im a general?

        What country you from?

        • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

          South of Canada, North of Mexico.

  46. General Kluster April 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

    “Today’s intellectuals are no longer needed as chits in a great power conflict, and our nostalgia for the Cold War generation’s prestige seems increasingly misplaced: An era of heroic thinkers now looks instead like a grubby assortment of operatives, writers who appeared to challenge the establishment without actually being dangerous to it…

    The CIA created conditions that subverted the essential task of an intellectual: to cast a critical eye on orthodoxy and received wisdom.

    Today the state maintains its capacity to influence political thinking, but the frontiers have shifted. Freedom is now defended less in little magazines than on social media. In 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development was caught nurturing a Cuban version of Twitter—a logical extension of the CIA’s work in the ’50s and ’60s. And as Edward Snowden’s revelations demonstrate, the promotion of freedom through open communications remains uncomfortably intertwined with the potential for surveillance. What’s more, the vehicles we employ for personal speech are not only subject to electronic censorship and propagandistic manipulation by governments: They are also corporate properties. While social media can facilitate the circulation of ideas and the defense of free thought, they also depend on profit-chasing and maximizing saleable engagement. In such a highly mediated and monitored system, the line between participation and unwitting collaboration can be difficult to discern.

    Cold War intellectuals didn’t always realize the function they performed as ‘finks’, as accessories to power in systems they would have preferred not to validate. Today the specific configuration of state interference may have changed, but we remain subject to forces that shape our opinions and the boundaries of our thinking in ways we cannot see clearly. How will we recognize it in ourselves if we, too, are finks?” ~ Literary Agents: Rethinking the legacy of writers who worked with the CIA

    • DA April 7, 2017 at 9:14 pm #

      Wonderful! In short, the “deep state” didn’t so much “destroy” free speech/thinking in this country, as it merely usurped and replaced it from the top down, all without anyone even noticing! You’re gotta give props where props are due; this was some SERIOUSLY diabolical genius shit!

  47. mow April 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm #

    Christ you know it ain’t easy ,

    you know how hard it can be …

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

      the way things are going…

      • DA April 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

        they’re gonna to crucify me.

        • thwack April 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

          DA,

          have you ever

          “taken one for the team?”

          ???

          “What did you think about it?”

          • DA April 8, 2017 at 10:15 am #

            Not sure I follow?

          • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 10:45 am #

            “Ever go to bat for the other side?”

            “Ever taken one for the team?”

            “Do you like Turkish Prison Movies?”

            Thwack,
            Your comment has made me “uncomfortable”…I must go to my safe-space now….

          • DA April 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

            Our thwack is gay curious? Who’d a thunk?

          • DA April 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

            Sorry, who’d a thwunk, who’d a thwunk?

          • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

            Probably on the down low. Richard Burton hypothesized a “sotadic zone” where homosexual practice was very common, with bisexuality the unacknowledged norm. And he noted that Arabs often corrupted Negroes into these practices. Thwack seem to have been brought low in a similar way, by the easy availability of porn thanks to the other Semites.

          • General Kluster April 9, 2017 at 12:04 am #

            At first, I was unsure how, if one was straight, one could go directly to gay-curious without first passing through bi-curious, but then I thought of sublimation.

  48. BackRowHeckler April 7, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    Yup, a lot like the Spanish Civil War; about 2 dozen different camps, armed to the teeth, all trying to kill one another (except this war doesn’t have an Orwell or a Hemingway)

    On the bright side, down in Newport RI, Raytheon is busy replacing those 59 cruise missile.

    What a shock it must’ve been, 59 missiles coming in from over the horizon at 1300 mph … not a lot of time to get out of the way.

    brh

    • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

      59 missiles coming in from over the horizon at 1300 mph

      You, my friend, is sooo lost in the 20th century – Tomahawk is a subsonic missile, its speed is only about 550 mph

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomahawk_(missile)

      It’s definitely far behind the Russian Deadly Zircon missile that can travel up to SIX times the speed of sound at 4,600 mph.

      thesun.co.uk/news/3179089/russia-hypersonic-zircon-missiles-speed-of-sound/

    • thwack April 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

      What a shock it must’ve been, 59 missiles coming in from over the horizon at 1300 mph … not a lot of time to get out of the way.

      ************************
      Slo yo roll negro.

      First of all, 59 missiles didn’t make it to the target.

      Cruise missiles “CRUISE” at about 450 KTs; thats more than enough time to get the fukc out the way, or even shoot them down; especially if you are warned that they are coming.

      In addition, many of the targets are probably dummies, designed to attract just such missiles.

      During the Kosovo war, Serbs took old microwave ovens, put tape over the latch, opened the door and set them on “11” to attract Shrike and other radar seeking missiles.

      This “strike” was nothing but a whole lot of theater because at the end of the day, you need a man willing to kick in a door, point a gun a women and children; and last but not least, slam a nigga head through a plate glass window.

      I know its ugly, but it is what it is. And until we can come up with a better solution, its gonna be what it be.

      Just sayin

      • BackRowHeckler April 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

        Has the USS Harvey Milk been commissioned yet?

        That’s gonna one hell of a shakedown cruise.

        Thro a scare into them A-Rabs.

        brh

      • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 10:50 am #

        “you need a man willing to kick in a door, point a gun a women and children; and last but not least, slam a nigga head through a plate glass window.”

        It wasn’t plate glass, it was safety glass, and I was young and needed the money….

    • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

      He can barely conceal his glee. Another war! We’re gonna really get those sand niggers this time and save Israel!

  49. pequiste April 7, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

    In keeping with the theme of today’s missive, a special treat for the whole CFN gang – a special recording from WWII by that Teutonic master of musical propaganda, Charlie and His Orchestra:

    youtube.com/watch?v=cLkhRMBOtzk

    A perfect big-band sound for all those aerial combat scenarios in the Near East including today’s continuing super-clusterfuck in Mesopotamia and environs.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

      I like this one better:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML–h2YV9Ho

      • thwack April 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

        Is there any relationship between

        “Bye Bye Black bird”

        and

        “Ba, Ba Black Sheep?”

        Just axin?

        Thanx

        • pequiste April 7, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

          You are thinking of The Whiffenpoof Song, a venerable relic of America’s waning Anglo-Saxon heritage and culture. Here sung by Rudy Vallee, a veritable New England Yankee and Yalie:

          youtube.com/watch?v=RJVUTHLFdQ0

          The phrase you are referencing begins at 1:30.

          The other “Ba Ba Black SHeep” are famous fighter squadrons: USAF has the 8th Fighter Squadron with the Black Sheep mascot and the USMC’s VMC-214 of Col. “Pappy” Boyington fame.

          Bye Bye Blackbird is something completely different:

          youtube.com/watch?v=KV2lNHfSXBQ

          Both great tunes, by the way, for a bomb run.

          • DA April 8, 2017 at 9:58 am #

            Are there any truly bad songs for a bomb run?

            Tis’ spring time once more
            the spies are spying
            the missiles are flying
            the innocents are dying
            and ALL is right with the world!

            anonymous

          • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 10:55 am #

            “Are there any truly bad songs for a bomb run?”

            Bang Bang (you shot me down)- Cher

            Bang bang, I hit the ground,
            Bang bang, my baby shot me down….

  50. FincaInTheMountains April 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    Public Enemies: Bye Bye Blackbird
    youtube.com/watch?v=RG7fPmzxZug

    Fosse on Broadway: Bye Bye Blackbird
    youtube.com/watch?v=sYS5BROQxw0

  51. janet April 8, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    “On the bright side, down in Newport RI, Raytheon is busy replacing those 59 cruise missile.” –brh

    I seriously doubt this, brh, because over 3,600 U.S. TACTOMs have been produced to date. It’s not like 45 using those 59 missiles in Syria put a big dent in our supply.

    Besides, I think the final year of procurement is FY17. There won’t be any new Tomahawk missiles… because there is no need for new ones. With a 30-year service life the missile will be in the active inventory until the late 2040s.

    Unless 45 gets really trigger happy and exhausts the supply… in which case I would not be surprised if those having the missiles rained upon them might retaliate by attacking China Lake, home of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.

    45’s reckless action is provoking a violent response by non-state actors, making the US less safe on the domestic front, as well as making US troops in theatre less safe.

    • SvrzoH April 8, 2017 at 4:12 am #

      “….It’s not like 45… ”

      It’s not about the “dent”.
      I’ts all about re-supply with invoice attached.

    • DA April 8, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      janet, janet, janet… EVERY missile counts! I think Bush 43 (aka “the Shrub”) first addressed this in his “no missile left behind” policy. Although, rumor has it that it was actually the brain child of Our Dark Lord Cheney and Donald “R.M. Renfield” Rumsfeld.

  52. Yuri Sowryteski April 8, 2017 at 12:16 am #

    Com’on guys, lets (yawn) win this one for the “Gipper”.

    • janet April 8, 2017 at 12:29 am #

      Com’on guys, lets (yawn) win this one for the “Gipper”. –Yuri S

      Please define “win”

      Trump promised he knew more than the generals. Trump promised he had a secret plan to eliminate ISIS, on his first day in office, so fast it would “make your head spin”

      Trump’s two attacks, one in Yemen, and one in Syria, have been reckless and disastrous, with significant loss of life.

      There are over 100 armed groups fighting on the ground in Syria. Whose side is Trump on? Define “win” in that theatre.

  53. janet April 8, 2017 at 12:44 am #

    CRITICISM OF MR. “AMERICA FIRST”

    The current pro-Brexit UK leader of Farage’s Independence Party, Paul Nuttall, said the strike was “rash, trigger-happy, nonsensical and will achieve nothing. I hoped for better.”

    “The whole world rightly condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but the US attack on the Assad regime does nothing to lower tensions, nor will it hasten peace in that country,” Nuttall said. “Too often, rash responses to horrific situations are about the conscience of the attacker rather than a clear-headed response to an awful situation.”

    ==================

    “If the last 15 years have shown anything, it’s that such engagements are disastrous for American security, for the American economy and for the American people.” –Bernie Sanders

    ==================

    “While we all condemn the atrocities in Syria, the United States was not attacked,” Senator Rand Paul said. “The President needs congressional authorization for military action as required by the Constitution, and I call on him to come to Congress for a proper debate.”

    ==================

    “It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government” said Congresswoman and Iraq combat veteran, Tulsi Gabbard.

    The congresswoman made similar remarks after returning from a “fact-finding trip” to Syria and Lebanon days after Trump’s inauguration.

    During her January trip to Syria, Gabbard met with Assad. Following Monday’s chemical weapons attack in Syria, Gabbard tweeted, then deleted a statement saying that ISIS or al-Qaeda could have committed the strike.

    Gabbard on Thursday night called the strike “short-sighted,” and said it would lead to “more dead civilians, more refugees … and a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia.”

    • Billy Hill April 8, 2017 at 7:40 am #

      Gabbard tweeted, then deleted…

      She too must toe the line.

      The bus is already over the cliff.

    • DA April 8, 2017 at 9:42 am #

      You do realize that Trump was almost certainly just doing what he was told, right janet? Gabbard and congress certainly have the power to stop all this or at least become a major roadblock, but as we will see in good time, they won’t. Why do you think that is?

      Talk, photo ops, and “tweets” are cheap these days. Actually doing the job we set them there to do? Now that takes some serious cash!

    • outsider April 8, 2017 at 10:20 am #

      Janet,
      Gabbard is a hero! She resigned from the DNC to support Sanders, yet I don’t recall Sanders having her with him on the campaign trail. Perhaps I missed it or maybe Big Media didn’t show it since they were in the bag for Hillary. In any case, would a president Sanders have stood up to the Deep State and refused to launch the guns of war? Bernie let some BLM thugs take away his microphone. Question answered.

      • DA April 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

        You’ve got a point there. But lets face it, none of them would have or will stand up to the deep state.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

        I would fuck her despite her alien genes – just to show my appreciation.

        • DA April 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

          Hate to say it, but I thought the same thing. She’s a little hottie, but then again, that’s most of her appeal.

  54. The Articulate Infant April 8, 2017 at 1:04 am #

    Good to see you back in form onehunglo. Mr Tibbs had to stand in for you the other week, I was disappointed last week to see that your posts had not ended with the trademark ‘let not your heart be troubled’ But here you are…great stuff. I could go on, but in deference to the wishes of the good captain spaulding he may find it too cloying and fawning…sorry ’bout that capt! As onehunglo would say ‘let not your heart be troubled’

    • onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 11:02 am #

      thank you.

      onehunglo not understand why posts being censored……is CFN operate by red China???

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

    • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

      Yes, he is a veritable latter day Watchman Nee.

    • capt spaulding April 9, 2017 at 11:15 am #

      Bootlicker.

  55. trolleybill April 8, 2017 at 5:21 am #

    This Syrian airport was strictly used to fly against ISIS and other anti Government rebel groups. This event in my mind was the Syrian air force hit a rebel weapons cache with Phosgene gas in it. I feel that this was a SNAFU that President Trump was set up to believe and his action in the coming week will tell all. If he colluded with the deep state or figured out he was set up with false intel will soon find out

  56. FincaInTheMountains April 8, 2017 at 6:07 am #

    The Death of the UN and the Norman Ultimatum

    Most experts, who argue about Trump and his order to bomb Syria, still came to the conclusion that it was by a mutual agreement. And this is a plus. But the fact that no one even tried to analyze what was negotiated, when and why they negotiated, and what is the result of this negotiation. And this is a minus.

    Meanwhile, there are possible options here – for example, I can assume that the two presidents were discussing the prospects for using methods of Electronic Warfare in a nuclear war, and Putin told Trump that half of the US missiles would simply not reach Russia.

    And Trump proposed to test this thesis in practice. It looks like Putin got a point.

    But the two main results of throwing the tomahawks around:

    1. The UN, in the form that we know it, came to an end: the Founding State of the United Nations began a war with another state, a member of the UN, without giving a damn about the fact that the war is banned by the UN charter. Now Russia can do whatever it wants in Ukraine, without harming what remains of the UN.

    2. Russian PM Medvedev finally showed himself as a Hillary man sabotaging pro-American, pro-Trump Putin’s policy.

    Meanwhile, Russia has long fought for the right NOT to be a United Nations gravedigger, and Medvedev played a decisive but not the most appropriate role in this fight. It was he who set Russia under attack in Ukraine, giving the West the opportunity to bomb Libya without violating the UN Charter, and Russia in 2014, after the Maidan coup, faced a choice: let Bandera followers create lawlessness in Ukraine or bury the UN by deploying troops to Ukraine. And it did not.

    And now Trump put an end to this struggle.

    Here are the results of the Norman ultimatum.

    • DA April 8, 2017 at 9:36 am #

      “War.” What a slippery concept. Are a few Tomohawk Missiles shot off in the heat of the moment an “act of war,” or are they merely “testing and verifying the capability,” or “depleting the inventory of aging stock?”

      As Saint Karl Rove reminded us all back in the day,”we’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”

    • outsider April 8, 2017 at 9:57 am #

      Are you saying that Medvedev coordinated with Victoria Nuddleman to overthrow the legal government of Ukraine? Hard to believe he could do that and still be standing upright. In any case, I’ve often wondered if Putin regrets not rolling the Russian tanks into Kiev at the inception of the Nazi coup and squashing them like a bug. Fait accompli – take that Insane McCain.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 8, 2017 at 10:27 am #

        No, but he didn’t veto the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya, which gave NATO a legal pretext to bomb Libya into a stone age in 2011.

        He was replaced as President of Russia only in 2012.

        • outsider April 8, 2017 at 11:08 am #

          True, but Medvedev was only president because Putin wasn’t allowed by their constitution to have more than two consecutive terms. The two had just switched titles and Putin was PM, although I thought he always ran the show and made all the big decisions. I’ve long thought that the US needs both a president & prime minister. One for domestic and one for foreign policy. The job’s WAY too big for any one person and the failure of all president’s since Ike proves it.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

            We need a War King and a Peace King like the Ancient Romans had. Also some Indian Tribes. All Nations centralize and become fascist during war time. And since the White Race is threatened from all sides – and from within as well – we are slated for perpetual war for the forseeable future. Thus Fascism is prescribed, with National Socialism or racially aware Fascism, as the higher octave to be gradually attained.

          • DA April 8, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

            Ok janos, I sense you’re almost lucid here. Please expound.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 12:07 am #

            I just did. a=a, therefore a+b=b+a. More words won’t clarify it. It’s axiomatic. Your mind knows it’s true. If you can’t see it, it’s because you have emotional blockages. Clear them, and your mind will know it’s true.

            Fascism is the way now. It has always been the way. It is even more the way the worse things get. And National Socialism is even more the way yet.

  57. barbisbest April 8, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    One Hung Lo. Confucius say ‘ he who looks out for number one forget it is next to nothing’ let NOT you heart be troubled. As many things we will probably never what happened in Syria. Hitler was example to the world of evil. Its unfortunate that similar events are happening still. Cover of Time magazine now ‘is truth over’ Maybe some, NOT all. Our god is the lion, the lion of Judah. In a hostile, cold world, love is pure heronism.

    Love love love love love love love love love love

    • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 11:10 am #

      Got LOVE??

      funwithdad.net/funwithdad1love.htm

      Sent from the New Republic.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      As the Bible says, there is a time for war and a time for peace. A time for love and a time for hate. To love when hate is called for, is treason to the nation – and that’s hate indeed.

      To love and hate in proper season is to be in tune with the Tao or the Will of Heaven. And that is Love indeed.

      Do you see your error? You’re conflating love with Love! You want the easy way, the feel good way. You’re a heroin heroine.

  58. barbisbest April 8, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Heroinism

  59. thwack April 8, 2017 at 9:07 am #

    Can we still attack tha blacks?

  60. ozone April 8, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Jeffrey St. Clair is on the same scent as JHK. I consider it the reasonable direction. (Enough crackpottery already, fer Chrissakes!)

    “All of the incentives for launching this [poison gas] attack favor those who want the Syrian war prolonged and the Assad regime overthrown. And it seems to have worked. Those gruesome 70 deaths, out of more than 400,000 in the Syrian war, flipped the Trump administration before it could even ascertain the precise cause or perpetrators. Rex Tillerson, who is about as loquacious as Bartleby the Scrivener, said last week: Assad can stay. This week: Assad must go. Trump, who in November warned US intervention in Syria could lead to World War 3, swiftly followed suit, mumbling his own fatwa against the Assad regime a few hours before those missiles hit Homs: “Something must happen.”

    What we do know for sure is that the chemical weapons attack will be used as a pretext for even more bloodshed in Syria, punitive bombing raids and incursions that will kill more civilians, more kids, and prompt a new flood of refugees who will be turned away by the nations that have been the principal agents in exacerbating their misery.

    So mission accomplished for the neocons and the Hillaroids. The laptop bombardiers are flying high once again. Prepare to reap the whirlwind.” — St. Clair

    Let’s not forget the pipeline-to-Europe incentive here.
    …nor this:

    “The outstanding question remains: what might have possibly motivated Bashar al Assad to turn upside down a situation of great advantage to himself mere days after he achieved it? It will be interesting to see if a credible response emerges from the hall of mirrors that US policy has become.” — JHK

    Post-Tomahawking, I e-mailed this to the [M-F] daily panel of naive suppositionists, bathroom usage definers and Russophobes, led by the president (may he be stuffed and mounted, in every sense) and “blabbermouth of the first degree” (tm, JHK) of our northeast NPR base:

    Not so “good” morning, Panel,

    “It seems that Trump has provoked Russia in an explosive manner.
    Very odd, seeing that the daily press coverage (as well as yours) has strongly intimated that Trump is in Putin’s pocket.

    Now that your faces are covered with egg (and your analytic credibility, shot), what are you next pronouncements?
    (I wouldn’t fall back on that, “gassed his own people”, shtick were I you, Colin Powell already leaned on that too heavily
    and we can observe the result in piles of Iraqi bodies generated by the US military.)”

    …Needless to say, this communique was not one of those read on the air. Quelle Suprise, mes amis! (I don’t give a shit; they all *saw* it anyway. 😉 )

  61. Being There April 8, 2017 at 10:30 am #

    Donny got his gun. Obama tried and failed to get this through Congress and GB voted it down….now here’s Donny……

    The American people just love a good fireworks show and Donny delivered.

    Yes you get the National anthem in one big spectacular event on the TV….the glare of light and the bang (at the end) for the buck….

    And as always when a president sets off a Tomahawk attack on another country his popularity goes up in the polls. That is based on the idea that the American people can be counted on to back their country in war…..disagree with all policies, but never criticize war. Even if it hasn’t been proven who is behind it. When will we ever learn…

    So in the midst of all Trumps woes from Russiagate to his healthcare debacle, something he could easily have avoided, he found the one thing that will give him a boost at any point and look guys, he just ruffled Russia’s feathers, so maybe he’s not in a bromance with Putin after all…

    All this is pre-planned. We may not be a command and control economy, but we sure are command and control war machine which is also the economy, stupid.

    So it was said on NBC right afterward, that Trump had been given a choice from column A or Column B which attack mode he might take—-DAYS BEFORE….
    What does that mean, daddy? It means it was planned ahead of the ole curve. Also emphasized is that it was a really good show for our Chinese visitor Chinese President Xi Jinping.

    Yes, indeed we have a winner here for short term gain and Trump just joined the Neocon parade….where will all this lead?

    Jump first and ask questions later….The American way.

  62. johngalt April 8, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    ALIVE.

    funwithdad.net/funwithdad1alive.htm

    Sent from the New Republic.

  63. Elrond Hubbard April 8, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    John Michael Greer, James Howard Kunstler, Chris Martenson, Frank Morris, and Dmitry Orlov Discuss Trump, the Inequality Taboo and Other Hot Topics

    nakedcapitalism.com/2017/04/john-michael-greer-james-howard-kunstler-chris-martenson-frank-morris-dm…

    Alternatively, just go to the YouTube link here: youtube.com/watch?v=DOFc0ZEmaHI

    “You could skip the first ten minutes, which is the introduction of all the participants.” — Yves Smith. The whole thing is two hours and thirty-six minutes, so remember to get up and stretch and maybe take a potty break. Enjoy.

    • onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 11:23 am #

      they what known as, “legion of doom.”

      that ok.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

      • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

        Galt is God the Father. Tibbs, God the Son. And humble hunglo, the Holy Spirit. He’s everywhere and gets in thru the cracks.

        If God is a sphere whose circumference is everywhere and center nowhere, the Son is his localized representation or avatar. The Holy Spirit his roving ambassador without portfolio. He can take over people or animals briefly and send a message thru them, like Balaam’s Ass. Or on my first day on the Cancer Ward, a child was overshadowed and sent immense love to me through her eyes.

  64. capt spaulding April 8, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    Trump to pentagon: “Order 60 more cruise missiles.” Pentagon to Trump: “Yes sir, do you want those to go?” Trump: “Absolutely.”

  65. onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    capt, you in such hurry you forget to finish sentence.

    sentence should read, “Yes sir, do you want those to go to Kim Jong-Un?”

    Trump: “Absolutely.”

    that ok.

    let not your heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

  66. volodya April 8, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    For all we know it might have been Putin putting Assad up to the chemical attack as a way of testing Trump. Putin might have said, do this for us Bashar, it would be of great help in scoping him out. The subtext of course being that Assad rules only because the Russians are propping him up.

    People have been saying anyway that the deal that Russia struck with Assad and the US, to take away Assad’s poison gas, was full of shit. Putin left Assad with a stock of the nasty stuff which Assad used now and then since 2013.

    In any case, American involvement is counterproductive. Imagine that the US hadn’t blundered into Kuwait all those years ago. Imagine that Obama hadn’t done the same in Libya. No matter the insistence that State Department professionals have deep knowledge of Middle East and the Muslim world in general, that supposed knowledge isn’t translated into anything good.

    If you judge by results, for all intents and purposes the US might as well be operating in an abyss of ignorance. As far as the Tomahawk strike goes, it’s much ado about nothing. Assad still has chemical weapons and the airfield is back up and running.

    Let’s assume that Trump had rock-hard intelligence that it was Assad behind the gas attacks. If Trump had wanted to send a message, he should have done what I had said earlier, send the cruise missiles through Assad’s living room windows. Thousand pound warheads going boom in Assad’s kitchen and bedroom would have been more effective than re-arranging some dirt on a desert airfield. A lot of other people would have taken notice too including Putin, Xi and Kid Kimchee.

    Yeah, I know, it would violate international norms, it would invite retaliation in kind etc. But do you want to send a message or no?

    If you want to send a message, you can’t do it half way, you can’t give Assad’s Russian backers advance notice because then Assad has time to get his jets and other toys out of the way. If you want to to hit, you do it unannounced and you hit HARD.

  67. johngalt April 8, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    JHK and the gang enjoy addressing the “inequality” issue, which of course, has been with humanity since the dawn of man.

    Does one THINK that an individual with an IQ of 168 will live life as an individual with an IQ of 80??

    Of course not.

    The answer lies in “intelligent self-interest” which, when carefully analyzed, reveals the intelligent among us have a moral obligation to provide for the poor in the community in which one resides, to the extent practical.

    Expecting policy change at the top of government to enact “change for equality” is pure folly, a chasing of the wind.

    Thus Spoke John Galt revision 1.1.

    And I encourage ALL to get back to the Garden, NOW.

    dropbox.com/s/5h3r0b6gndumhy0/Back%20to%20the%20garden.pdf?dl=0

    Sent from the New Republic.
    http://www.got-truth.com

  68. janet April 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    “War.” What a slippery concept. Are a few Tomohawk Missiles shot off in the heat of the moment an “act of war,” –DA

    If Syria launched missiles into US territory, killing US military, would that be an act of war? Are you in the 20th century, thinking war equals boots on the ground? Our boots are on the ground over there.

    • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

      …and want to know WHY there will NEVER be foreign boots on the ground in America???

      THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

      Thus spoke John Galt revision 1.1.

      Sent from the New Republic.

      • janet April 8, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

        “…and want to know WHY there will NEVER be foreign boots on the ground in America??? THE SECOND AMENDMENT.”

        LOL! You can have guns and ammo stockpiled in your house, the more the better, for more fireworks when a cruise missile comes in.

        Your second amendment won’t protect you from a direct cruise missile hit, let alone 59 cruise missiles. Your snowflake naïveté is charming though.

        • thwack April 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

          Your second amendment won’t protect you from a direct cruise missile hit, let alone 59 cruise missiles.

          *********************

          what?

          Who needs guns when if you just disable the traffic light system in this country its paralyzed and ungovernable.

          Ive seen it after a relatively minor storm.

          Just sayin

          • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm #

            …who needs traffic lights when you have 55 acres of land producing fruits, vegetables, and game, all sustainable, for the community to enjoy?

            Sent from the New Republic.
            http://www.got-truth.com

      • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

        Well, ladies and Germs,

        The following vignette was edited from a survival blog. I found it interesting in that it takes the perspective of the predator. I would suggest you read this, and then ruminate a moment before you start wishing for the “final solution”…2nd Amendment notwithstanding….

        I am the leader of a band of 8-to-12 looters. I have some basic military training. We move from place to place like locusts devouring everything in our path. My group is armed with light weapons and can develop and follow simple plans of attack. We take what we want by force of arms. We prefer none of our victims survive because that could cause problems for us in the future.

        It has been six months since the grid went down. You and the other five members of your party have settled into what may be a long grinding existence. The every day tasks of growing and gathering have now become routine. The news from the outside is extremely limited but you don’t really miss it much. Life is simple but physically demanding.

        While you have been farming I have been learning the best tactics to employ to seize your property and your goods. I have been refining them since we hit the road right after the lights went out. I have conducted eight “hits” so far and have been successful seven times. Here are some of my “lessons learned”.

        Intelligence gathering and target selection is critical to my success. Targets include those who have large quantities of fuel, food and other valuable supplies. My posse is constantly questioning anyone and everyone we contact searching for this our next victim. Anyone who has ever had knowledge, even second hand, of your preparations is someone of interest to me. I may approach them directly or indirectly. If anyone knows something I will find out about it. Who seems well-fed? Who still has transportation? Who has lights? Who was prepared? Where are they exactly? Somebody talks, either in person or on the radio. They always do.

        We search for victims night and day. During the day we are listening for the sounds of machinery, cars, tractors, gunfire or generators. Day or night without a lot of wind those sounds can carry for miles. At night I look for any sort of light. Even a small flash indicates somebody with electricity and that means a rich target. I always have somebody listing to the scanner for any news, leads or insecure chatter.

        Once I find and target you reconnaissance of your retreat is my next step. Only a fool would try to rush in and try to overwhelm a group of “survivalists”. We had a bad experience with that during our second hit. Now we spend at least a day or two trying to size up a large opportunity and the best way to take it down. I will observe retreat activity from a nearby-concealed position. I will get an idea of your numbers, weapons, routines and so much more by careful surreptitious observation. If your group seems alert, I will try and trigger a false alarm with a dog or child to watch your reaction to a threat. That helps me know how you respond, where you are strong and how to attack. I may also obtain a topographical map of the area to identify likely avenues of approach and potential escapes routes you will try to use. I may coerce your neighbors into uncovering a weak spot or access point or other important intelligence. I also have a Bearcat handheld scanner. I will be listening for any insecure chatter from your radios.

        As an attacker I will try and operate at a pace faster than you as a defender can adjust to. I will change my direction, pace, timing and method to force you to continue to process through the OODA loop. This creates confusion and wastes your precious reaction time. As a defender you will need to disrupt or reset your attackers timing with a counter-attack. When you are successful you become the attacker. Your defensive plans should utilize and exploit this concept. Here are a few scenarios:

        1. Snipe & Siege

        I will begin the attack when I can engage at least half of your party’s military age personnel in one coordinated effort. I will infiltrate my team into concealed positions around your retreat within 50 to 75 yards. I will target any identified leadership with the first volley. Two thirds of my people will be engaging personnel. The other group will target communications antennas, surveillance cameras and any visible lighting assets. I want your group unable to see, communicate or call for help. The members of my band will each fire two magazines in the initial exchange. Two thirds of my group will change to new concealed positions and wait. One third will fall back into an ambush of the most likely avenue of escape. We will stay concealed and wait until you come out to attend to your wounded and dead. We repeat the attack as necessary until any resistance is crushed.

        2. Trojan Horse

        For one hit we used an old UPS truck. We forced a refugee to drive it to the retreat gate. We concealed half our group inside the truck. The truck was hardened on the inside with some sandbags around the edges. The other half of our group formed an ambush concealed inside the tree line along the driveway. We killed the driver to make it look good and had one person run away. Those preppers almost waited us out. After nearly three hours they all walked slowly down the driveway. They were bunched up in a group intent on checking out the truck and driver. It was like shooting fish in a barrel.

        3. Kidnap & Surrender

        A few weeks ago we surprised and captured a couple of women out tending a garden. It was totally by chance. We were traveling through a very rural area on our way to another town when somebody heard a tractor backfire. We immediately stopped and I sent a small team to recon the noise. They bumped into a small party tending a field at the edge of their retreat. They seized two women and immediately dragged them back to our vehicles. We began negotiations by sending a finger from each one back to the retreat under a white flag. The rest was easy.

        4. Fire and Maneuver

        I don’t like this option but sometimes the prize is just too tempting. We typically infiltrate quietly at night to prearranged start points. We begin our attack just before dawn when your senses are dulled by a long night watch or from sleep. Based on our reconnaissance we divided your retreat into positions or zones that need specific attention. We prepare for battle by using an air rifle to target any lights or cameras. Our first priority is to engage any LP/OP site and destroy or degrade them as much as possible. I split my forces into two supporting groups. One group keeps the target position under constant fire. The other group also fires and maneuvers, closing on the target and destroying it with gunfire or improvised weapons. Many times these positions only have one occupant and the task is relatively easy. Often these positions are easy to spot and are too far from each other to provide any effective mutual support. We will work from one position to the next. In the darkness and confusion most of the defenders are disoriented and ineffective. They fall like dominos. We have also used motorcycles to negotiate obstacles and speed through cuts in the perimeter fence. Then throw Molotov Cocktails into any defensive position as they roar past. If you fall back into your residence we will set up a siege. If we can maneuver close enough, perhaps by using a distraction, we will pump concentrated insecticide into your building or we may introduce LP gas from a portable tank into the house and ignite it with tracer fire.

        • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

          I apologize to our host and the readership for the length of the post…the original post was three times the length…my offering was edited for perspective…so I could not provide a link.

          • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

            elysianfield,

            WE are 6 miles from a quart of milk, all neighbors are members connected to local law enforcement, highly networked, highly aware, and highly prepared.

            Not only will we last, we are thriving and educating multitudes on methods of living a simple country life in abundance.

            If and when the “predators” you are referring to make a move, I’m delighted to inform you WE will apprehend them, for the greater good.

            Sent from the New Republic.
            http://www.got-truth.com

        • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

          LOL!!!

          Nice information.

          However, when the end of your lane is 3 miles of dusty gravel road, with a fenced in 55 acre “garden” patrolled by well trained doberman’s, bordered by like minded neighbors, armaments are not even required, except for skilled game hunting within the 20 acres of woods.

          Joel Skousen’s “Strategic Relocation” is a good read for those STILL SUFFERING within the dreaded blue zones of ignorance.
          joelskousen.com/strategic.html

          Sent from the New Republic.
          http://www.got-truth.com

          • elysianfield April 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

            John,
            In the woods, nobody can hear you scream….

            104 acres

            1 mile river frontage

            100 producing fruit and nut trees,

            Extensive weapons training

            More weapons and ammunition than I would like to talk about.

            14 miles from a quart of milk

            I probably won’t last a month.

            Good luck.

        • Buck Stud April 8, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

          And John Galt and Gang will lead you down into the ravine by lantern light where you will see nude women dancing the arcadian shadow on the cave wall dance.

          Ooops.

          (It looked so real, so enticing, and the blood winds, so red with aroma.)

          When you arrive for the “kill” John will smile sardonically from the cliff ledge above, asking:

          “Do you feel lucky punks…well, do you?”

        • malthuss April 9, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

          Leave some poisonous plants in the garden?

    • DA April 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      Sarcasm in the hands of even a moderately skilled practitioner can be a subtle literary device, often lost on others, janet. But that’s its beauty.

  69. FincaInTheMountains April 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

    For all we know it might have been Putin putting Assad up to the chemical attack as a way of testing Trump.

    Yes, this is precisely the genius of the implemented combination.

    Indeed, if you recall how the situation looked like the day before, it becomes clear that it is genius and it is shocking. Just in response to the emergence of solid evidence of the involvement of the national security adviser to President Obama Susan Rice, the Clintonoids foaming at the mouth began to demand from the director of the FBI Comey arrest of Trump as a Russian spy, and judging by the insolence of these demands, Trump had reason to fear them.

    And then bam – and Trump bombed Syria!

    The first thought is that the Witch has broken him, and I must say that Infowars and Breitbart, who supported Trump even when no one supported him (except me, of course) came to such conclusions. And those who voted for Trump in New York and Philadelphia together went on anti-Tramp demonstrations. And I envy the Americans who protested against the bombings of Syria; because they clearly understand that Bastinda and the Fourth Reich of Angela Merkel with Junker at the head is Bormann’s money and Nazi Germany.

    And Russian commentators on television are still chewing excrements of Angela Merkel about European values and mean America, forcing Europeans to expand NATO.

    But in just an hour it turned out that Trey Gowdy became the actual head of the congressional commission investigating the leakage by Susan Rice and the collision of the Tramp campaign with Russian hackers who intervened in the electoral campaign of Hillary Clinton, and then Premier Xi came to Washington to sell out Russia.

    And the moment he was engaged in this noble affair in private with Donald Trump, the latter secretly took off his boot and with the thumb of his left foot pressed the button that launches the Tomahawks, and with the thumb of his right foot pressed the button confirming the US consent to the occupation by the Philippine Army of one of the islands in the South China Sea, which has long been the object of sexual desires of the aforementioned Premier Xi.

    And the next day the Clinonoids realized that they had been taken for a ride, and that Trump showed how patriotic he was and how he could put Putin in place by bombing the empty concrete boxes and defective ancient MIG-23 built in 1980. But thanks to those who supplied me with the necessary quote, from which this post began, they do not have a way to retreat and they can not again declare Trump a traitor.

    • DA April 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

      WOW! Was that ever the long way around the block!

      I like your style and your willingness to take analysis the extra mile beyond the merely mundane, but I’d be careful about going too far out on a limb just yet Finc.

      I’m still inclined to think the relatively simpler answer is the best, at least until compelling evidence of some sort says otherwise. And yes, I do realize that “compelling evidence” often amounts to little more than “informed speculation” of some often ill-defined “higher nature” these days, but such is the nature of the carnival fun house hall of mirrors we inhabit these days.

      And that simpler answer? Trump finally got “read in” on some basic facts of recent US history, which he was apparently still unaware of, and told to “get with the program,” OR ELSE!

      Yes, I realize that in the rapidly accelerating world of all disinformation all of the time, even such a “quaint” explanation as that seems hopelessly old-fashioned, but it is what it is.

      Whether or not Trump is considered a “traitor” to whatever cause any of us foolishly imagine him to actually be “committed to” is irrelevant. In the end, I think the only thing he’s actually committed to – like almost ALL men of great power – is his own ego, which I sense just got “bought out” by the proverbial “offer he couldn’t refuse.”

      • FincaInTheMountains April 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

        and told to “get with the program,”

        And you know what the program is?

        We are in a middle of a deep moral, political, environmental, managerial and financial crisis, profound changes are due.

        I don’t think anybody know what the program suppose to be.

        • pequiste April 8, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

          Program is pogrom: a final solution, as it were, for all humankind.

          Consider robotics + nanotechnology + nuclear weapons + genetic engineering + biological warfare + computing/Artificial General INtelligence then add some religious or ideological fervor and presto!

          The really big shit-show. Everyone is invited.

          Things are going to get quite sporty I’m afraid.

          Now over to the freezer for that bottle of vodka.

        • DA April 8, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

          Actually, I think I do, at least in broad strokes. The program is just what it appears to be: Global Capitalism uber alles, an eventual one world government keyed on a one world electronic currency, which locks in everyone’s “allegiance” based on their ability to buy and sell in the one world global economy, thus making such trivial things as “political opinions” totally obsolete. From there, all kinds of political terrors can be unleashed, of course, but as we’re seeing amply demonstrated already, no one will DARE to resist.

          Economic terror is the one terror that Hitler never got around to fully exploring (even as the Third Reich owed its very life to western funded economic terror), but rest assured, the western allies that were supporting him were keenly attuned to the possibilities.

          And by the way, somebody ALWAYS knows what the program is is supposed to be.

          • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

            Ahem…..those that ALWAYS know the program are the SUPREME MEMBERS of the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission, collectively known as THE NETWORK.

            joeplummer.com/tragedy-and-hope-101

            Sent from the New Republic.
            http://www.got-truth.com

          • DA April 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

            Yeah, I know that. But no need to beat the rubes over the head with it unnecessarily.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

            And those without the Mark of the Beast on their wrist or forehead will not be able to buy or sell.

            You almost have it: Hitler was trying to go off the grid. That’s why the Jews declared war on him years before the official hostilities began.

    • onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

      you one Donald Trump “running the table.”

      Syria, North Korea, Iran.

      red China may bow to Trump before this one over.

      Putin?

      who care?

      Russia like neutered bear…..growl big but pack no punch.

      that ok.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

  70. tucsonspur April 8, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    And some thought the pageantry was over. But not Brian Williams, who spoke of the “beauty” of the streaking missiles, as if they were just another part of a beauty pageant promoted by the Donald.

    The dead babies and children really moved him, and made him move the missiles, in a version of “Mobile Strike” from Arnold’s app store. They were off, and he said to himself firmly, “they’re fired”.

    Yeah, those poor babies, endlessly washed down by the media.

    And with this deadly pageantry he tries to explode himself into a president worthy of the name.

    These salvos against Syria are actually not all that surprising, whatever Trump may have said in the past notwithstanding. We see him clearly now as a man of great impulse and ego, who seems dead set on obliterating the black stain of Obama and declaring, “me Tarzan, him Jane”.

    Trump is both unsettled and unsettling, and awkward and stumbling to boot. But at times he seems sincere and capable. He’s Gemini, but is he Castor or Pollux? But is he Now, not Taurus, the Bull?

    • malthuss April 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

      What is Arnold’s app store. ????

      • tucsonspur April 10, 2017 at 3:23 am #

        It’s not really his store, in the ad Schwarzenegger just says to go there to get the game. Pardon the lack of clarity.

  71. MrTibbs April 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    The oligarchs are having WAY TOO MUCH FUN to permit the planet to succumb to nuclear Armageddon.

    However, an occasional pruning of the non-compliant political class is in order, along with a politely administered eugenics program through inoculation, combined with the pharmacological means to have the “have nots” enjoy their servitude, is HIGHLY EFFECTIVE.

    -T

    • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

      Thus spoke Aldous Huxley, a supreme NETWORK member:
      pulsemedia.org/2009/02/02/aldous-huxley-the-ultimate-revolution/

      “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”

      Sent from the New Republic.
      http://www.got-truth.com

      • onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

        maybe this explain epidemic of free flowing heroin, prescription opiate addiction, crazy push for super potent marijuana legalize, and prescription anti-depressant???

        onehunglo repent every minute every day for participation on adjuvant development for inoculation.

        let not you heart be troubled.

        may God be with you.

        -onehunglo

        • johngalt April 8, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

          ……So whatever shall we do???

          Counsel of the Wise.
          1. Obey God’s Commandments.
          2. Have a good story to tell.
          3. Take someone along and enjoy the ride.
          4. Ask God for help.
          5. Ask not for whom the bell tolls.

          Sent from the New Republic.
          youtube.com/watch?v=WdogzkMB68w

      • Janos Skorenzy April 8, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

        One word: plastics. They lower Testosterone.

        • MrTibbs April 9, 2017 at 12:14 am #

          Damn JS!! That’s some funny sh*t!!!

          I’m a huge fan of classic film….only a select few of the rubes here would recognize that as a line from “The Graduate”.

          Behold:
          youtube.com/watch?v=PSxihhBzCjk

          You keep the one liners coming and the board will light up with levity!

          -T

          P.S. Kudos for the “Demon Sow” attribution to Hillary Clinton, That’s EPIC.

          • onehunglo April 9, 2017 at 12:38 am #

            onehunglo not know Hitler supporter have sense of humor??

            when think of comedy, that not first thought.

            other than what other refer to as “schadenfreude”, any other example??

            that like saying chairman Mao have sense of humor after successful elimination of 66 million Chinese.

            that ok.

            let not you heart be troubled,

            may God be with you.

            -onehunglo

          • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 2:52 am #

            Tanks.

  72. onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    ……”Ahem…..those that ALWAYS know the program are the SUPREME MEMBERS of the Bilderberg Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission, collectively known as THE NETWORK.”

    you must be out of mind in speak truth to power!

    try that in red China and see how you health suffer quickly.

    that ok.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

    • MrTibbs April 8, 2017 at 10:48 pm #

      Hey hunglo…take it from someone WHO IS HUNG…….

      Not only do WE SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER, WE’RE RECLAIMING IT. Trump is real, the United States Armed Forces, Veterans, NRA, Rural America, the producing and guardian classes back him.

      The restoration of the Constitutional republic and return of power to the people is real and irreversible.

      If you want to hear from someone WHO WAS OUT OF HIS MIND in speaking “truth to power”, check this out:
      youtube.com/watch?v=0jxd3rfSXcs

      -T

  73. KesaAnna April 8, 2017 at 11:09 pm #

    ” We really do not need a wall on our southern border. If all illegals arrested in this country were to receive 200 lashes with split bamboo prior to deportation, there would be much less motivation to re-enter illegally. …

    Kesa might approve…no cages. ”

    Actually I heartily approve, but for different reasons.

    Deterrence only ever works if there is genuine concern, love, in it.
    That is, it does, often, work , for parents , or spouses in a good relationship , that sort of thing.

    on the other hand, maybe it is the love that works, and deterrence doesn’t even work in those cases ?

    Otherwise, human wishful thinking, and self-flattery ; ” I will never die, that only happens to others, somehow I will be the exception ” always over-rules deterrence no matter how draconian.

    Yet, as I just said, I heartily endorse corporal punishment.

    Incarceration , fines, and permanent criminal records have an , “out of sight , out of mind ” – effect.
    We don’t SEE the EFFECTS of our own legislative choices.

    The general publics relation to criminal justice, and, really, the law as a whole, has become like a very spoiled child in a toy store or candy store. You ask the spoiled brat, ” What do you want? ”
    And the answer comes back, ” I want EVERYTHING ! ”

    There is really no weighing of what is actually important to you, and what is not.
    No real establishment of priorities.
    A complete divorce between the ideal and theoretical on one hand, and the realistic and practical on the other hand.

    Under current circumstances, for example, if we were to put people in the stocks ( which I endorse ) , we wouldn’t need one set of stocks in front of the courthouse , we would need a hundred sets at least.

    As for flogging , ( which I endorse ) the line wouldn’t be around the block, the line would instead be like the line in the old Soviet Union for some pairs of “western made ” ( i.e. Czech-made ) shoes ; 5 miles long.

    Some info about flogging ; 50 lashes probably seems to the ignorant to be moderate. On the contrary, 50 lashes is pretty gruesome.
    100 lashes might be a death sentence, 150 lashes almost certainly is a death sentence.

    So, given our totally out – of -control , control-freak propensities, not only would the flogging line be 5 miles long, but the number of executions would be I suppose about 20 a day, which in a years time would no doubt result in a horrific stench and accusations of genocide.

    Granted, you might be the rare exception ( ? ) , but, typically, whenever people suggest we should go back to corporal punishment , and I chime in with my endorsement , and I explain why I endorse it, then, surprise, surprise , ( I’m actually not at all surprised ) that conversation sort of abruptly peters out.

    I endorse the death penalty too — because I think that, at least in some cases, it is actually an ACT OF MERCY.

    I’ve noticed that , too , tends to render enthusiastic pro-death penalty conversations suddenly subdued, or even ended.

    • elysianfield April 9, 2017 at 11:08 am #

      “on the other hand, maybe it is the love that works, and deterrence doesn’t even work in those cases ? ”

      Kesa,
      Human history is a brutal reprise of, for the most part, pain, suffering, and base subsistence. What kept societies coherent was punishment, often in the form of the lash…and a general acceptance by a population of that need.

      When a society advances from base subsistence, elevates itself from the 24 hour a day struggle to provide basic means, the human mind seems to wander, and seek a better, read humane, way to control the lower instincts. Social experiments become the norm…and few that vary from tried and true methods find success.

      Penology…other than for punishment or warehousing, generally is a failure if you consider rates of recidivism. You can discuss rehabilitation until you are blue in the face. You can provide social workers, probation and parole officers to monitor offenders, you can give them soft words and guidance…for the most part to little value.

      Corporal punishment still is practiced in parts of the world. We think it, in our first world comfort, barbaric. What is barbaric in the US is our crime rate, and the subhuman conditions in our jails.

      I do not think that punishment should be meted out in public. I do not know how to administer a system of corporal punishment that would avoid the abuses that would occur. I cannot address the effects of the punishment on those charged with administration of the system.

      What we have now, our system of penology, is…unworkable…what does history teach?

  74. onehunglo April 8, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

    say goodbye to crazy Kim Jong-Un:
    reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-korea-idUSKBN17A0V5

    you Navy moving in for attack,

    you think coincidence after you Trump meet with president Xi Jinping??

    onehunglo tell all along red China have no control over crazy Kim Jong-Un.

    Trump deliver what president Xi Jinping fail.

    you Trump running table.

    that ok.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

  75. johngalt April 8, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    Good riddance, Kim Jong-Un.

    May you rest in peace…..or not.

    JG

  76. KesaAnna April 8, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

    ” Your reticence to explain your bona fides speaks volumes ”

    If this is a variation of , ” You waitresses and plumbers know not so well as us experts . ”

    Then I will refer the audience to any one of a dozen of Volodya’s posts where he explains what grossly over-stated horse shit this is , to spare myself the trouble .

    If this is a variation of the , ” If you are innocent , then you have nothing to hide ” evil fairytale ,

    Then here are just a few brief links to clue in the innocent layman as to how this is an evil fairytale ;

    youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik

    youtube.com/watch?v=-FENubmZGj8

    youtube.com/watch?v=s7RYH8Py6lY&list=PL0C7C018EE16D13A8&index=14

    And that you , particularly, knew it was.

    And so why I am reticent to share much of a personal nature with such a character.

    • elysianfield April 9, 2017 at 11:24 am #

      “” Your reticence to explain your bona fides speaks volumes ””

      Kesa,
      Critical thinking is, in part, evaluating that which a person says in relation to that persons qualifications for his or her opinion.

      Your hesitance to provide any life history to parse your comments is not only speaking volumes, it is now screaming them.

      Open the underwear drawer, sift through the old “Hello Kitty” remnants of your youth, and allow us to qualify what you opine using your obvious education and work history that we can now only speculate upon.

  77. KesaAnna April 9, 2017 at 12:21 am #

    ” say goodbye to crazy Kim Jong-Un: ”

    ICBM’s are for show, or a suicides last , ” F – You ! ”

    Just 3 or 4 , never mind more, of these things launched strait up into the mid-stratosphere , or merely blown in place, would equal a very very bad day for China, South Korea, or Japan.

    whew, thank God these economies have no greater significance to the United States than Belize or Zambia.

    And why wouldn’t North Korea use them, if even just to blow them in place?

    Apparently the North Korean leadership is well aware what its fate would be in defeat.
    A year or so ago the North Korean Ambassador to the UN stated out right that they did not miss the message implied in Saddam Hussein or Mohmar Khaddafi ‘s fate.

    Not to mention that, if our rhetoric is in any way to be taken seriously, it would mean nearly a century of war crimes trials down to the level of sergeant and corporal, and the North Korean regime has for 50 years gone to great pains to point this out, daily, to those sergeants and corporals. So they might well go along knowing the regimes fate is also their own fate, so they might as well.

  78. Buck Stud April 9, 2017 at 12:33 am #

    Off topic on a Saturday night. Recently I have been reading and researching the great antique/reproduction/bespoke picture frame shops of New York City. Many of these businesses were Jewish owned and started from the ground up, on basically nothing but determination, grit and a lot of accumulated knowledge and study. And of course, the occasional buying trip to Europe when the budget would allow.

    When times were good, say the fifties, a frame shop owner might walk a couple of blocks with a Renoir, Van Gogh, or Picasso under their arm to drop off to a restorer.

    When times were bad, museums would basically discard highly carved period frames in favor of frames that ‘didn’t compete’ with a painting. (Alas, many of Picasso’s cubist works were framed in heavily carved/gilt 17th century Spanish frames, chosen by Picasso himself.)

    When times were good again, frames previously discarded for next to nothing in the sixties, might be worth fifty thousand or more in nineties.

    Most of these businesses stayed family owned and all of them adapted with the times.

    Outstanding artisans/craftsmen and extraordinarily hard working and forward thinking business people who cultivated repeat customer loyalty via extreme competence and expertise.

    • onehunglo April 9, 2017 at 12:40 am #

      Confucius say, “they often change, who live in constant happiness or wisdom.”

      -onehunglo

    • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 2:44 am #

      Time to beat your frames in swords, Buck. Picasso will not help us now (or then for that matter), only hurt as hung lo might say.

      Let not your Art be troubled. What does a healthy society do with troubled art? I was reading a biography Sir Richard Burton. The last chapter tells how his wife destroyed so many of his papers, citing Ruskin as executor of J.W.M Turner’s collection, destroyed a large collection of obscene works. He anguished about it for weeks until finally, “I put myself in Tune with the Highest, till suddenly it flashed on me that perhaps I had been selected as the one capable of coming, in this matter, to a great decision. I took the hundreds of scrofulous sketches and paintings and burnt them, where they were, burnt them…..I am proud of it, proud (italics).

      I found this troubling too. I want to see those drawings and oils of prostitutes “in every sort of abandonment.” But are we wrong, Buck? Perhaps Ruskin is right. Western Civilization was far healthier back then after all. But obviously unworthy people will destroy things they don’t understand, and with the same motives.

    • malthuss April 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      I like some paintings but never ‘got’ the frames, especially the gaudy ones.
      Picasso liked his work in fancy frames. Interesting.

      I see someone is suing Warhols estate over a photo.

  79. Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    dailystormer.com/the-shadow-brokers-release-nsa-hacking-tools-as-protest-over-syria/

    Mysterious group strikes back against Trump, supposedly on behalf of the base. Are they who they say they are – rogue intelligence? Or foreign actors? Any one know about these people?

    • thwack April 9, 2017 at 3:14 am #

      What color are they?

      • malthuss April 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

        Fun facts: Blacks are the only race incapable of even providing for themselves. Whites still have to provide food, medical, financial, and engineering aid to every Black nation. No Black society has ever independently developed and maintained its own technological way of life. There are no White Third-World nations, but all Black ones are

        ……………
        Blacks are dumb. IQ tests measure the innate and immutable mental capability that involves abstract and cognitive thinking, spatial-relations skills, logical reasoning, the ability to solve novel problems, retain knowledge and apply skills, and comprehend complex ideas.
        Intelligence is inherited and not equally distributed among the races: • East Asians = 106 • Whites = 100 • South East Asians = 87 • Non-White Hispanics = 86 • American Blacks = 85 (average 24% White admixture) • Middle East and North Africans = 84 • African Blacks = 67 (only 2% of Whites score this low) • Australian Aborigines = 62
        Asian IQ scores cluster around the mean; therefore, the cognitive variation among Whites produces more geniuses, but also more morons.

        Highest National IQs: • 108 Singapore • 106 South Korea • 105 Japan • 105 China • 102 Italy • 101 Iceland • 101 Switzerland • 100 Austria • 100 Netherlands • 100 Norway Lowest National IQs: • 68 Somalia • 67 Guinea • 67 Haiti • 67 Liberia • 66 Gambia • 64 Cameroon • 64 Gabon • 64 Sierra Leone • 64 Mozambique • 59 Equatorial Guinea Blacks are proto-humans; modern man evolved from Blacks by hybridizing with the large-brain Neanderthals: • Blacks = 2% Archaic admixture • Whites = 4% Neanderthal admixture • Asians = 5% Neanderthal + Denisovan Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between populations.
        Blacks have a genetic distance of 0.23 from Whites and Asians, but only 0.17 from Erectus.
        That means Blacks are more genetically proximate to archaic man than to modern man.
        Blacks are the only race incapable of even providing for themselves. Whites still have to provide food, medical, financial, and engineering aid to every Black nation. Blacks can’t survive without White charity. Blacks became an out-of-control invasive species after Whites domesticated them. Some groups succeed all of the time, everywhere. Some have never succeeded, anywhere.
        No Black CIVILIZATION [first rate] has ever independently developed.
        There are no White Third-World nations, but all Black ones are.
        Put Whites on an island and you get England; put Asians on an island and you get Japan; put Blacks on an island and you get Haiti. 19 of the 20 poorest countries are sub-Saharan African (Haiti). There has never been a successful Black nation. The only successful African nations were White-governed (Rhodesia, South Africa). The more Black a nation is, the less safe and prosperous it is.

        Blacks are the only race with no DNA from the large-brain Neanderthals. Civilizations didn’t begin until this hybridization created the larger brains in modern man.
        Brain Size by Race: • Blacks = 1267 cm • Whites = 1347 cm • Asians = 1364 cm Brain Weight by Race: • Blacks = 1261 g • Whites = 1387 g • Asians = 1374 g
        Compared to Blacks, Whites’ brains: • are 7% larger • are 126 grams heavier • have deeper fissuration in the frontal and occipital regions • have more complex convolutions and larger frontal lobes • have more pyramidal neurons • have 16% thicker supra-grandular layer • contain one standard deviation more cerebrum • react faster on mental chronometry tests • have 600 million more neurons Whites are only 10% of the world’s population, yet are the most industrious and innovative race the world has known.
        Whites have crossed seas, harnessed rivers, carved mountains, tamed deserts, and colonized the most barren icefields. Whites have formed nations, built civilizations, and administrated power. Whites created automation, discovered electricity, nuclear energy, X-rays and invented automobiles, airplanes, jet engines, spacecraft, submarines, helicopters, radio, television, internet, computers, currency, telephones, and medicine. Whites unlocked the secrets of DNA, and relativity, launched communication satellites, invented microwave ovens, concrete, light bulbs, photography, telescopes and microscopes and countless other technological miracles. Whites were the first to circumnavigate the planet by ship, and orbit it by spacecraft, to walk on the moon and explore the solar system, climb the highest peak, reach both poles, exceed the sound barrier, descend to the deepest points of the oceans…… yet Blacks still can’t even feed themselves. No pre-contact sub-Saharan African society ever created a written language, or weaved cloth, or forged steel, or invented the wheel, or plow, or devised a calendar, or code of laws, or any social organization, or system of measurement, or math, or built a multi-story structure, or sewer, or infrastructure of any kind. They never drilled a well, or irrigated, or created any agriculture, or built a road, or sea-worthy vessel. They never domesticated animals, or exploited underground natural resources, or produced anything that could be considered a mechanical device.

        Blacks were still living in the Stone Age when Whites discovered them just 400 years ago. See free ebook–Negroes in Negroland.

        Blacks are the oldest race, so they should be the most advanced — but they never advanced at all. Blacks lived alone in Africa, a vast continent with temperate climates and abundant resources for 60,000 years; so they cannot blame racism, colonialism, culture, environment, or anything else for their failures. No modern creations or civilization exists in sub-Saharan Africa that was not brought there by Whites. Without the continuous intervention of charity into Black Africa they could not even maintain what they have been given. Nowhere Blacks live are they considered achievers.

        Blacks are universally viewed as unproductive and disruptive to society.

        Simply, life is an IQ test. Black-White IQ Distribution:
        Blacks: 5% above 110 IQ 16% above 100 IQ 40% above 90 IQ 70% above 80 IQ 40% below 80 IQ 18% below 75 IQ 10% below 70 IQ Whites: 10% above 120 IQ 18% above 115 IQ 27% above 110 IQ 40% above 105 IQ 50% above 100 IQ 60% below 105 IQ 35% below 95 IQ 15% below 85 IQ So, the top 16% of Blacks are only as intelligent as the top 50% of Whites.
        The least intelligent 10% of Whites have IQs below 80 (low functioning); 40% of Blacks do. Only one Black in six is more intelligent than the average White; five Whites out of six are more intelligent than the average Black. For every one gifted Black, there are eight gifted Whites. 80% of gifted “Blacks” have White admixture. Geniuses by Race (IQ 140 or higher): • African Blacks 1:3,500,000 (0.000003%) • American Blacks 1:218,000 (0.0004%) • Whites 1:83 (1.2%) Therefore, the per capita genius rate for Whites is 41,000 times higher than it is for African Blacks. If all Whites in America were replaced by Blacks, the number of geniuses in the country would fall from about 2.4 million to only about 1,000. The IQ gap is also present in non-verbal tests such Raven’s matrices, digit span, and mental chronometry, and is reflected in standardized academic exams. Consider the large and persistent so-called “achievement gap”. Black-White SAT Scores by Year: Year White Black Gap 1985 1038 839 199 1990 1031 849 185 1996 1052 857 195 2000 1060 859 201 2005 1061 863 197 2010 1063 855 208 2015 1047 846 201 This gap is so significant that colleges award 230 “race bonus” points to Blacks. The Black-only National Achievement Scholarship was created because Blacks are not intellectually competitive for the National Merit Scholarship.

        IQ by Race and Higest Degree Earned (1972 — 2014): Highest Degree White IQ Black IQ Gap High School Drop-out: 89 82 7 High School Diploma 98 90 8 Junior College Degree 102 95 7 Bachelor’s Degree 108 100 8 Graduate Degree 113 102 11 Therefore, a Black with a graduate degree has an IQ equivalent to a White with a junior college degree. Blacks can only achieve because they are mixed with White genes or because they reside in White societies. Not enough of them are smart enough to even build sufficient infrastructure to allow the Black intellectual elite to achieve. If the races are equally intelligent, then there should be evidence that they are; absence of such evidence is itself evidence that the races are not equal.

        • DA April 9, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

          So, I’m guessing you don’t hang out with a lot of people of color, eh?

          As always, I don’t have any particular problem with you posting this shit, Malthus, but the question always comes back around to WHY?

          WHY?

          But kudos for the sheer LENGTH of your post anyway. I have no doubt that most of it is sheer bullshit dredged up from I don’t know and don’t want to know where, but kudos to you for putting it all together nonetheless.

          I’m guessing this took you several years to put together, so I think you owe it to yourself to at least to partake of a few shots of meth to celebrate before moving on to your next endeavor.

          YOU’VE EARNED IT!

  80. tucsonspur April 9, 2017 at 1:47 am #

    Buck, after Trump becomes the most feared and revered world leader ever, how should his presidential portrait be framed?

    I envisioned Obama’s being done in some simple bubinga or Afromosia, maybe zebrawood. Not too highly finished, although he himself was polished enough to get to the top of the political tree.

  81. thwack April 9, 2017 at 1:53 am #

    I think its quite telling that in 67 years the U.S military has never really fucked with the North Koreans the same way they do with other nations they don’t like?

    I suspect it because the Korean war never ended?

    technically the Unites States and North Korean are STILL in a state of war.

    remember when they chopped that American major up with an axe?

    The reason why the North Koreans are so bad is because when the Japanese occupied the peninsula, all the uncle toms and house nigger Koreans went south; while all the Denmark Vessy, Nat Turner, field niggas went North.

    The South Koreans hate the Japanese too; they just can’t say so because their white daddy would disapprove. It took the Viet Cong 10 years to do what the Norks did in 3.

    Does South Korea have any nuke plants?

    If so expect them to go full retard Fukashima if North Korea gets attacked.

    Matter of fact, the South Koreans might even turn their guns on round eye his self?

    • tucsonspur April 9, 2017 at 5:30 am #

      Yeah, interesting thwack. The South does have nuke plants.
      If Kim and his team are taken out, and the North softened and smoothed out, should be a real chance of those Korean house niggas and field niggas, as you put it, of getting together, no?

      China would be a concern, and round eye as you say, may not want to leave even with unification. Too bad. Those 30,000 troops could come in handy elsewhere.

      After Syria, Kim is flexing and saying he needs nukes more than ever.

      Still at war with the North, and maybe the South in the future? What a thought!

  82. tucsonspur April 9, 2017 at 3:55 am #

    We have both the art of philosophy and the philosophy of art. An intertwined mix that helps us understand creation of the sublime.

    But neither is like art itself, majestically pregnant in the frame.

    Even Newton said, “I frame no hypotheses”.

    • thwack April 9, 2017 at 9:41 am #

      yeah, but philosophy can only carry you so far, and then it drops you off on the doorstep of religion.

      But neither is like faith itself; proof that OJ did it.

      Even Newton said, “all art is a figment of imagination”

      • onehunglo April 9, 2017 at 10:50 am #

        Confucius say, “Fix your mind on truth, hold firm to virtue, rely on loving kindness, and find your recreation in the Arts.”

        let not you heart be troubled.

        may God be with you.

        -onehunglo

  83. janet April 9, 2017 at 6:10 am #

    A mash-up of Jihadi forces ranging from Isis (so-called), to al Qaeda and Jabhat al Nusra, its spinoff gang dedicated specifically against Assad personally. –JHK

    But which of the dozens of armed groups fighting in Syria is Trump supporting? What is his middle east policy? What are his objectives? Can another 15 years of wasteful military activity in the middle east achieve those objectives?

    Trump campaigned as an isolationist. But, as president, Trump is impulsive (cf. his attacks in Yemen and Syria) and he is obsessed with projecting strength, especially in contrast to Barack Obama. When the opportunity to enforce Obama’s “red line” presented itself in Syria, Trump couldn’t resist.

  84. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 6:31 am #

    Before the strike, Trump administration discussed a wide range of possible options for action in Syria, ranging from massive attacks on the entire military and civil infrastructure (roughly speaking, the “Libya-2 operation”) and ending with a single-point strike.

    reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-usa-idUSKBN17823C

    Out of all options, the most inefficient from the military point of view was chosen, but which will look good on TV. As for the “low efficiency” – this is not my opinion, but the opinion of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    At the same time, the Trump administration (as could be seen in the social networks) pushed away a fairly large part of its electoral base, and many public opinion leaders (who played a significant role in his victory) condemned his actions and accused him of treason.

    Given that it is the support of an aggressive and armed to the teeth segment of American society that is an important element of Trump insurance against unlawful removal from power (through impeachment, bypassing procedures, for example), the price for a Syrian operation can be considered quite high.

    But Alex Jones, for instance, already came up with complete justification of Trump’s actions in Syria:

    youtube.com/watch?v=rBAdoFIIueU

    In a very near future we’ll see who is right: if the Trump administration stops there, then it really was a “PR action” (the Pentagon and, surprisingly, the representative of the UK Department of Defense, insist that it was not a “campaign in Syria”, but a “targeted response”), and if there is an attempt at a full military intervention or the creation of a no-fly zone, then we can assume that Trump was broken up by the Hillary’s flying monkeys.

    But to me, the Syrian Tomahawks operation have all hallmarks of a brilliant Putin’s Crimean campaign.

  85. ozone April 9, 2017 at 9:04 am #

    Hey now!
    This very morning on National Petroleum Radio, we were privileged to hear a reporter/eyewitness of the gas release tell of the graphic horrors, during and after (dead children and all).

    …THEN to our delighted astonishment, Paul Wolfowitz slithered from his putrid den to tell us how wonderfully the president responded to the gassing, and also how the escalation should proceed. (Oh, forgot him did you? The Usual Suspects and chutzpah of the first order.)

    That’s all I need to know; how ’bout you? This is an exact re-play, not even trying to be original in the slightest; after all, it’s worked a couple times before. And the rubes will fall for it once again. Pitiful, pathetic, infuriating. Somehow, I can’t find it in myself to support the perpetuation of lies, liars and ignorance. (Believe me, this willful “perpetuation” is *everywhere*; it’s become the coin of the realm.)

    I leave this next iteration of mass murder for profit to you smoke-blowers here; on your heads be it, and may you pay with the only thing granted you by nature.

    • DA April 9, 2017 at 9:50 am #

      Wolfowitz is pure Nazi scum. OIF was his brainchild. You’d think he’d have the good sense to shut up now.

      • pequiste April 9, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

        Pardon the correction here DA; Paul Wolfowitz is AshkenNazi scum.

        Check his bio anywhere.

        He is an extremely well connected NEOCON war criminal – a Project For The New American Century architect and Deputy Secretary of Defence during the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq (we are still there if you haven’t noticed) among other military disasters.

        In addition he was most recently president of The World Bank. Remember: It’s just business. VERY BIG BIZNESS.

        Can’t make this shit up ( and people wonder why Janos and NSA among other CFNers might harbor negative sentiments towards a particular group that exhibits extraordinary influence and clout far and away beyond their raw numbers.)

        • DA April 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

          Thanks for that pequiste. I was well aware of Herr Wolfowitz’s curriculum vitae, but unaware of his specific genealogical history, although I knew, of course he was a Jew. Might be a good time to be reminded that the Nazi’s weren’t necessarily against “Jews” per se, but just the one’s without the “right stuff.” Hitler and his legion mostly scapegoated the working class Jews of the time because they were easy and popular targets for persecution, while he had no compunction whatsoever in taking wealthy Jews’ money and/or being complicit with them to fund his efforts. And needless to say, neither did they!

          And while it’s exceedingly politically incorrect these days to call in to question the whole “Jewish holocaust” idea, the plain fact is that, other than the “industrialized slaughter” nature of what the Nazi’s were committing (for the most part, simply a carbon copy of western livestock methods for profit), they were doing nothing more than what we are currently doing today. Slaughtering human beings for profit. In the end, does it really matter if we first house them, starve them for their labor, harvest their profitable remains, and then eliminate them when they’re no longer of any use? How much better is it to simply figure out a means to profit from their death up front and be done with it?

          Hitler’s main crime – and THIS is why he’s so vilified today – is that he LAID BARE the western death for profit mindset for all to see. What you and I see everyday now in our supposed “Free States of America” is nothing more than Hitler’s Nazi vision perfected. An “eternal enemy” which exists everywhere and nowhere, and which no amount of money or forfeiting of personal liberties will EVER vanquish. In short: THE PERFECT ENEMY!

    • FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 10:01 am #

      He, he… Compare the TV picture now and just a few days ago!

      Paul Wolfowitz, a turncoat Clintonoid, is getting in line, like they all will.

      • ozone April 9, 2017 at 10:41 am #

        Yes, things are evolving as realistic persons thought they would — and nowhere *near* what your continuing crackpottery might suggest. Your analyses, assertions and speculations are worthless and diversionary.

        Re-open the neocon playbook to peer into the past as future.
        Beware.

    • beantownbill. April 9, 2017 at 10:05 am #

      The truth is no American-on-the-street knows who did the gas attack. Whoever did it (us, the Russians, the Syrian gov’t., “our” terrorists, the “other” terrorists?) deserves to pay. But in a cold, impersonal and unfair universe, we may never really know for certain.

      But the thing is, it is not up to America to be the judge, jury and executioner. Who gave us the right? I’ve been angry to see how our government has become so evil. Yeah, we were never really poster boys for good, but we’ve stepped up the badness to a new level the past 20 years or so. Just as the Syrian people are ultimately responsible for their state of affairs, we are responsible for allowing the deep state to operate. Bottom line is I am ashamed to be an American. That’s a very strong statement.

      • DA April 9, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

        Agreed! Thanks for being brace enough to say that.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

      Ozone is a wise owl who knows “Who, Who, Jhoo” is responsible. But he hates that I know he knows because that makes us kin. And that is low.

  86. MrTibbs April 9, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    …and so I say to you
    the silk handkerchief was embroidered in China or Japan
    behind the steel curtain
    and now one can cross the borderline without proper credentials

    …this is to say that we’re all sensate and occasionally sad
    and if every partner in crime
    were to incorporate promises in his program
    the land might end
    and all our friends would follow another program

    who are our friends??
    I know you like me to talk this way
    are they sullen and slow
    do they have great desire
    or are they one of the multitude who walk
    doubting, their impossible regret

    certainly, things happen, and reoccur,
    and continue as promised
    all of us have found a safe niche
    where we can store up riches
    and talk to our fellows on the same premise of disaster

    but his will not do
    NO, THIS WILL NEVER DO!!

    there are continents and shores which beseech our understanding
    seldom have we been so slow
    seldom have we been so far
    my only wish is to see Far Arden again

    youtube.com/watch?v=k9ok0SKmvdY

    Goodbye Jim.

    -T

  87. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Yes, things are evolving as realistic persons thought they would — and nowhere *near* what your continuing crackpottery might suggest. Your analyses, assertions and speculations are worthless and diversionary. == Ozone

    Unceremonious Fireworks

    It is clear that the information field today is filled with emotions, not thoughts, arguments, and all the more facts.

    The fact that the fireworks from 59 Tomahawks was timed to the diplomatic dinner of Trump and Xi to spoil the Chinese appetite, some commentators nevertheless noticed. By the way, the Chinese leader himself asked to discuss important issues of mutual trade and financial policy. And before that, the Chinese through the Californian Diaspora participated in a campaign of pressure on Trump administration.

    So the return favor, on the verge of Chinese leader losing face, was inevitable. At the same time, the Philippine military occupied a disputed island in the South China Sea, so that Comrade Xi would not doubt Washington’s ability to bring down the ocean trade not only of Northeast China. Well, at the same time it was confirmed that all the attacks of the rabid Rodrigo Duterte on Obama were in support for Trump’s pre-election thesis that even the closest allies stopped respecting the United States under Democrats.

    Another, equally important reason to show violent burrows and unceremonious determination right now was the vote in the US Senate on the appointment of a missing Supreme Court Justice. To do this, it was necessary to mobilize all Republicans, including such hawks as McCain.

    However, in order to discover the main reason for such foreign policy divertissement, one should consider who and how prepared the ground for provocation with the “chemical weapons” in Idlib, and how these customers reacted to Trump’s sudden response.

    It’s only the most naive who can believe that during the war, even hot, the main political fight is between opponents on the front line. No less, or even more acute, undercover struggle with the wringing of hands, substitutions, information pressure goes on between the Allies, and also within the political establishment of the belligerent countries.

    For example, during the Second World War, the most important conflict and the most important outcome was the dismantling of the British colonial empire in favor of the United States. So now, US and Russia have the fewest problems that divide.

    At the same time, both countries do not even pretend that the declared fight against ISIS makes them allies. But the noted allies of the United States and, above all, the British, seem to desire a revenge, to seize power and influence, if not in the US itself, then in the globalist neocolonial empire.

    The very first reaction, within minutes or maybe seconds after the appearance of news about the “chemical attack” was the draft of a joint resolution of the United States and Great Britain, condemning the Assad regime, and at the same time implicitly Russia.

    There is no doubt that the State Department apparatus, sabotaging the work of its Secretary of State and President by the method of Italian strike, this time scrolled the wheels without failure.

    Moreover, the topic of a possible “chemical attack” began to be exaggerated in a few days, and the performers of the play from the White Helmets (Oscar-winning branch of al-Qaeda) even performed a false start earlier the night before the Syrian bombers flew in.

    For sure, the draft resolution of the London Foreign Office was prepared in advance, it remained only to put the exact time of the strike somewhere in the vicinity. So London was in the know (and in the share), at least immediately after the provocation and actively helped to unleash it through controlled Western and liberal media.

    But it’s strange, right after the decisive strike by Tomahawks on the empty Syrian airfield, the apparent satellites of London, like Sweden or Bolivia, the democrats in the US itself, rushed first to condemn Trump for violating internal procedures and the lack of a UN mandate.

    As if they themselves did not support much more dangerous and bloody violations under Hillary. This moment of a sharp turn of democrats of all stripes from pushing Trump to action to condemn these actions is exactly the “end of the thread”, unwinding which one can get to the essence of the undercover intrigue.

  88. onehunglo April 9, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    Confucius say, “To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.”

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

    • FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      Ohuengo! (unfucking believably good in profane Russian)

  89. capt spaulding April 9, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    Looks like Syria doubled down. Came right backed & bombed the same town, while Russia sends a destroyer into the area. Now we’ll see if Trump is bluffing Well Donald, you can’t get out of this one by declaring bankruptcy.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      As long as no “chemical attack” was filmed by Oscar-winning branch of Al Qaeda – the White Helmets – if was all Kosher on the part of Assad, just targeting our common ISIS “friends”.

  90. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    It is clear that the “chemical” provocation in Syria was needed just before the Xi visit and before the Senate vote on the Supreme Court Justice to initiate bipartisan opposition in Congress and “in the street” against the indecisive Trump who dances to the tune of Putin and indulges the “bloody despot” Assad. At this indecisive moment, the chairman Xi, who has at least a minimum influence on the Californian part of the Democrats, and also on behalf of the Shanghai-Hong Kong allied elite in London, could delicately offer Trump his political support.

    It is very likely that the anti-Tramp coalition fell victim to its own propaganda about “Trump as Putin puppet”, however, it is reasonable to believe that Trump’s hands are still short enough to do something very unpleasant for the Kremlin. For it was due to the efforts of the Clintonoids Trump was involved in the election campaign as a convenient sparring partner to Hillary.

    The influence of both wings of the financial elite in the Republican Party and in the media was enough to clear the way for Trump, who had already made firm statements about the desire to get along with Putin.

    The Democrats were in firm conviction that they had elections in their pocket. All the focus groups and surveys recorded a forecast of success. But the trouble was, they discounted Obama allegedly supporting Clinton and his support in the FBI.

    And the mafia support of Democrats in the colored neighborhoods and suburbs of mega-cities too early, a month before the voting began, celebrated the victory, including by increasing criminal pressure on the families of Federal agents of the Bureau.

    As a result, too complex game of “democrats” who swallowed the bait in the form of “unelectable” Trump, the new US President turned out to be in fact not a virtual one, but a real shadow ally of the Kremlin.

    And no hackers, spies or agents in Trump’s surroundings did anything for this, although the “democrats” now have to blame everyone for this situation, created by their own hands.

    They personally, the Clinton couple and their campaign headquarters persuaded the FBI and other nationally oriented security officials that even Trump, with his reputation as a jester and “friend of Putin”, will be much better and more reliable for the US than the corrupt Hillary and her mafia support.

    It was they, as a result of the stupid informational campaign about Putin’s ties with Trump and Russia’s interference in the elections, guilty of the Kremlin now has a lethal political weapon against the US President.

    Now, if Trump and his administration suddenly want to cause significant damage to Russia, then first a leak from the Russian special services can be fabricated, and then the Dark One himself can just casually recognize the truth of all or some false accusations against Trump.

    This may not be enough for impeachment, but it will be enough to destabilize the US political system for a long time, especially if this move is made in time with the next sharpening of the internal split of the American elite.

  91. MrTibbs April 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    BOMBS AWAY!!

    PALM SUNDAY MASSACRE NORTH OF CAIRO, EGYPT.
    yahoo.com/news/least-15-dead-egypt-church-bombing-state-media-092653012.html

    Last week St. Petersburg……

    The NETWORK continues to be HIGHLY EFFECTIVE in dispersing agents of doom throughout “civilized” nations, by design.

    How ’bout them open borders??
    How’s that working out for ya??

    NETWORK: “Even BETTER than forecast.”
    All Else: What???

    -T

    • pequiste April 9, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

      The Yzlamix show the dhimmis just how to celebrate a Christian/Kuffar holiday this Palm Sunday over in Egypt: wIth a nice bit of over-exuberance that’s how.

      News flash from Sweden: King and government call for an importation of 100,000 more rape-u-gees (Jihadis;) they are needed for this years Midsummer and Lingonberry festivals. Schnapps and vodka, on the other hand, will be proscribed to prevent insult to Yzlamik colonists.

      Angela Merkel thinks that these forms of “urban renewal” and special “religious art in action” will be a hit at this years Fasching and Oktoberfest. SHe has called for two million more rape-u-gees to get their asses over to Deutchland. A Beemer, 3,000.00 Euro a month stipend plus a gratis, annual lift ticket to Garmisch, are part of the package. Wunderbar!

  92. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    To my eye, all the fragments of this puzzle are already in the public information field. Firstly, in addition to the fact of the destruction of secondary air base facilities, when the runway remained intact, the word “beacon” sounded in the information flow. Secondly, a brief list of the victims of the air strike looks very strange – among ordinary privates suddenly the general who was responsible for the defense of the base came under fire.

    This would be understandable if there had not been an advanced strike warning. The general would have managed to hide and commanded from there, as it should be in a combat situation. There is also a very non-zero probability that this same general received a warning, and moreover – the task, even earlier.

    In the end, Iraqi generals, according to the experience of two wars, very willingly went to behind-the-scenes paid cooperation with the Pentagon. What makes the Syrian generals better? The same Arabs, trade is in their blood. For the strike to look more effective from the point of view of the Pentagon is best to have reconnaissance radio beacons on the affected objects.

    However, even if the leakage did not escape from the White House, Russian intelligence could have worked right after the strike warning. However, the presence of the general in the list of the dead speaks, rather, about the long-exposed channel of influence of the CIA. To rearrange even in two hours the beacons so that the blows fell on the empty village houses or just along the sands in the desert – it’s quite feasible.

    But now Trump will have more than a serious reason to call on the carpet all the leadership of the law enforcement agencies, as well as an occasion for cleansing the ranks of neocons, Clintonoids and other agents of influence.

    • MrTibbs April 9, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

      Agreed!

      However, the “cleansing” will likely result in the death of multitudes, many non-participant civilian casualties.

      …and to this reduction in human population, the NETWORK is pleased.

      Although I remain convinced Trump IS NOT A BITCH FOR THE NETWORK.

      -T

      • FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

        Depends how you do the “cleansing” – machine guns on the roof-tops or needles in execution chambers.

        • onehunglo April 9, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

          “cleansing” much more subtle.

          adjuvants onehunglo develop for red China add to conventional vaccine, and act as neuro-toxin.

          be on alert for mandatory inoculation order.

          that mark beginning of next phase eugenic campaign.

          let not you heart be troubled.

          may God be with you.

          -onehunglo

  93. Q. Shtik April 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    The volte face* was severe as fuck. – Janos

    =============

    Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    *volte-face
    [?vält?fäs, ?v?lt??fäs]
    NOUN
    an abrupt and complete reversal of attitude, opinion, or position:

    • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

      But a wise consistency is the Angel of Better Minds. Principles don’t change. Thus Thoreau said, “Read not the Times, but the Eternities.

  94. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    Since the Tomahawk attacks, the US internet traffic on Kunstler.com increased by 46%. The French traffic is up by unfuckingbelievable 2,753% – that is 27 times!

    Traffic is so strong that the Google censors have a hard time assigning the rank – it stays a 0.

    Good job, everybody!

    semrush.com/info/kunstler.com

  95. nsa April 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

    Anyone catch the picture of General (((Kushner))) in Iraq….with the pencil neck sticking out of a bulky kevlar flak jacket…..looked like a tortoise walking erect. Even the jooies must want to disown this vile embarrassment……..

    • beantownbill. April 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

      Do yourself a favor and stop looking in the mirror.

  96. Sean Coleman April 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    Peter Hitchens says exactly the same as JHK and I agree entirely with both:

    hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/

    I left a comment or two in the second article in the thread ‘What happened at Ghouta’ where I explain how Trump’s action was emotionally driven, like Merkel’s before him in Sept 2015 and other similar recent events. Hitchens says that if you look at the evidence there isn’t any that is remotely reliable and states that the Times was the only paper that dug a little into the story. My posts were my explanation for this studied lack of curiosity by the world’s press, an explanation that will be familiar to readers of this blog by now: when you are in a mass fantasy truth gets in the way so you either ignore it or deny it.

    Didn’t Seymour Hersh write an article tracing the origins of the gas used the last time Assad was said to have killed his own people? I think the Turks played a key role.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

      where I explain how Trump’s action was emotionally driven, like Merkel’s before him in Sept 2015 and other similar recent event

      youtu.be/L49VXZwfup8?t=18

  97. volodya April 9, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

    Kesa Anna and Elysianfield

    An excellent discussion on penology.

    My view is that much of our overly elaborate system of justice will become unaffordable. I won’t bore you with the litany of sins that brought us to this pass.

    Elysianfield is right, consider the rate of recidivism. And then consider the expenditure of resources on these fool’s errands ie rehabilitation.

    “Experts” constantly tout statistics that tell us to disbelieve our lyin’ eyes about the level of criminality we’re expected to tolerate. Well, maybe the “experts” motivation here is to cover up their vast incompetence in their chosen field.

    No matter, our system of justice depends on vast amounts of money and facilities being available for exploitation. When it runs short, expect an equally vast simplification in legal codes and administration.

    What shape will it take? Maybe something like this: The first time you get caught you get a warning. The second time you get flogged. The third time you get hanged. The reasoning being, you’ve been warned and then flogged and you didn’t bloody learn and we don’t have the inclination to waste time and money we don’t have so bye bye. No more multi-year incarceration, no more endless rounds of legal appeals. All done on the hop.

    Next case. As the judge said in that song, supper’s waitin’ at home and I gotta get to it.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

      Seems awfully compassionate. Remember Justice delayed is Justice denied. We need Supermen who are Judge, Jury, and Executioner all in one. We need Judge Dredds.

      People (by definition) know right from wrong. So one bad strike and you out. And if they don’t know, then it’s not a human rights question but more like animal control.

      In any case, as you imply, we get the Justice system and the amount of compassion we can afford. At some point crime becomes civil war – as in Mexico. We can’t allow it to get to that point.

    • MrTibbs April 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

      Very soon, these matters will be rendered trivial.

      -T

  98. Buck Stud April 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    “Time to beat your frames in swords, Buck. Picasso will not help us now (or then for that matter), only hurt as hung lo might say.”–Janos

    Janos as you well know are society is being “sustained” by not a small amount of mental health prescription enhancers. I am always talking to people who lament that they don’t ‘have anything to look forward to.’ Day after day, month after month, year after year, they simply trudge through life putting one foot in front of another so that their never ending monthly bills are met.

    They have no real passion or zeal for their day to day lives so the vacation trip /cruise, sports team won/loss record. FB “like” status fills in the meaning/purpose gap of their lives. (And of course, quiets the incessant nagging of vacuous wives via one sort of inane consumerism or another.)

    These are the people that you want to recruit for your battle: Beneath the apathy resides a simmering rage lusting for a cathartic release; any release will suffice and violence will work as well as anything for people with no capability to appreciate the fine, simple things of life.

    Myself, I heed the advise of Emerson: “Drink water from a wooden bowl”. I don’t need vacations abroad, Super Bowl spectacles, fancy automobiles and ostentatious weekend car wash posturing so the “wheels” look good driving to work on Monday morning.

    I just want to get a little bit better, inch by inch, in my chosen life’s passion. Consider me AWOL in advance.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

      That’s fine. You will work on our Commissions after the Revolution. Hope you are good with the Heroic mode and motifs. We are all about Barbaric Splendor.

    • Isaakh April 10, 2017 at 8:42 am #

      Whew! Well said.

  99. volodya April 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    KesaAnna, as you said, grossly over-stated horseshit.

  100. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

    I am afraid Clintonoids started to suspect something! Tsssssss!! Not a word more!!!

    MSNBC host’s conspiracy theory: What if Putin planned the Syrian chemical attack to help Trump?

    washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/08/msnbc-hosts-conspiracy-theory-what-if-putin-planned-th…

    youtube.com/watch?v=L49VXZwfup8&t=18

    • DA April 9, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

      When the Dems and WaPo start putting forth conspiracy theories (a classic case of disinformation, IMO), then you know we’ve entered our post-sanity period. Not surprising, as we’ve been subjected to every manner of propaganda, anti-propaganda, and everything in between since at least the emergence of the internet and the now ubiquitous “smart phones”. [So-called, because as the phones get smarter, the people using them get dumber.]

      I don’t know Finc. I respect your reasoning ability for the most part, but this one sounds like a bridge too far to me, and almost like a broadside against conspiracy theorists themselves. Just far, far too many variables involved to credibly suggest that Putin is somehow colluding with Trump, especially in the face of all the heat that Trump has on him for his alleged Russian connections. I suppose all this is still theoretically possible, but I think it’s far more likely that this is just another wacky bit of psyops put out there to keep people guessing and to continue to put heat on Trump. In the end, the Dems and our famously subservient press just ain’t that smart. And neither is Trump for that matter.

  101. Buck Stud April 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    A conversation from middle class suburbia:

    OK, it’s been a month now since you quit your last job, don’t you think it’s time to start looking for another job?

    — Well, any job I get only pays a bit above minimum wage–what’s the point?

    That’s exactly my point. You lack skills and training and yet you think you deserve a high dollar job. And speaking of that, what about that pretty good paying city job you rejected because you didn’t want to ‘rake leaves and sit on lawn mower in the sun all day’?

    —I knew you would bring that up; you’re always so fucking negative.

    Yeah well I’m tired of you laying in bed till early afternoon and resting for the next night of drinking, drugging and shagging and then asking for a loan that we both know will never be paid back.

    –Fuck off!

    Fuck off? Yeah, I’ll fuck off next time you ask for money–how’s that?

    –Fuck you!

    Sigh…you know, you’re a real “wigger”…listening to rap, body and personality both sagging and sullen in nature: What the hell’s wrong with you!?

    –What the fuck is a “wigger”? (Hard to believe he doesn’t know [he must be setting me up]).

    It’s a “white nigger”, just like the despicable rappers you listen to, emulate and admire.

    –Yeah, not only are you a negative asshole but you a mothafuckin raciss 2!

    • BackRowHeckler April 9, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

      Buck I liked your above post about picture frame shops in NYC.

      You have an interesting take on things; you see life from an artists perspective. I’d like to meet up with you some day. Where are you, in the San Francisco area?

      I’ve been reading up on New England silversmiths in the colonial era up till about 1820. They turned out some beautiful work. Do you consider these artisans ‘artists’, or simply highly skilled craftsmen? Paul Revere was one of many (in the later period).

      brh

  102. FincaInTheMountains April 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    The song “Bye Bye Blackbird” was used in the sound track of movie “Melvin and Howard” that describes the circumstances surrounding the death of Howard Hughes, whom Donald Trump calls his teacher and who not only was a great builder, but also one of the founders of the first commercial airplane able to fly over the thunderstorms.

    And in 1953, he almost put to its knees the very same mass media that were formed after the anti-Communist and anti-Semitic pogrom in Hollywood organized by Senator McCarthy, and that just now almost put Hillary Clinton to highest power in America.

    But the most important thing is that Howard Hughes financed the organization of American soldiers who liberated the concentration camps in Europe, and even after the pro-Nazi coup by Truman continued to hunt down members of the SS, who fled to the Middle East. These Nazis created a Nazi organization ODESSA, which funded the “discoverer” of the Arab oil Jean Paul Getty, whose museum was very instrumental in moving the European Art Treasures looted by Nazi in the conquered Europe.

    Meanwhile, the circumstances of the death of Howard Hughes are very mysterious – suffice to say that in his body were found 30 broken off needles that he allegedly forgot to remove after taking the drugs. But it is known that he was involved with President Roosevelt’s son, whose life is very similar to the life of the son of Stalin – Vasily Stalin and who, together with Omar Bradley managed to create the most anti-Nazi organization, the unofficial anthem and call sign of which became the original “Bye, Bye black bird”.

    And the last years of Howard Hughes were directly related to the Watergate scandal, that buried the first easing of international tensions and the fact that Donald Trump financed the remake of Howard Hughes movie and the movie “The Aviator”, gives us hope that he will not succumb to the intrigues and not going to cooperate with those who dealt so treacherously with Howard Hughes and Richard Nixon.

    youtube.com/watch?v=BVjyZvzpgp4

  103. pequiste April 9, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    All this bombing, gassing, sabre-rattling, terrorism, killing and just plain murder, has got me thinking this fine spring day.

    Particularly about the absolutely best song for a bomb run — I was reminded of a tune (taken from a famous military poem/cadence) mentioned to me by a former USAF pilot who had made many a close-air-support mission in Viet Nam:

    youtube.com/watch?v=8XdobiHfmPs

    Although I knew another chap who swore by some Jackie Gleason as the sound that kept him on target. Go figure.

  104. Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    The Gauntlet is thrown. Look like we’re in for nasty weather. Hope you are quite prepared to die. Perhaps radiation in a one time moderate dose will aid in evolution a la mutations. This is a nuanced view of Repo Man’s over the top endorsement of radiation as being good for you. There’s no evidence of that. And much evidence against it.

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/russia-draws-a-red-line-for-trump/97926/28

    The Shiite Crescent must be maintained. If Syria falls, Israel will take Lebanon. Russia will not allow a terrorist state to be built on her borders. She couldn’t save Kosovo. Now is the time to take a stand. If not now, when?

    • Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm #

      Bad mutations have to be culled though. That’s what nature does. In other words, if you keep your two headed kid alive, then the radiation can’t do its holy work of evolution. We have to replicate in a humane way what Nature does in its ruthless way.

  105. Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    American Indian proverb: there are two wolves within each person. One is a tame, loving wolf – a big pet. The other is a vicious, cunning killer. The two wolves are in conflict. Which will win? It depends which one you feed.

  106. Janos Skorenzy April 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    The US have been massing troops for a Syrian invasion for months. Obviously it has nothing to do with any gassing. That’s was just a pretext if not an overt false flag.

    There already crossing in from Jordan. Alex Jones just said 150,000 men are in position and/or on the move.

    • malthuss April 9, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

      Then what? WW3?
      Why is the President doing this?

      • onehunglo April 9, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

        because as you “Bob Marley” say:
        ……”some say it’s just a part of it, we got to fulfill the Book.”

        time has come for unbeliever to acknowledge Creator, whatever conceive to be.

        and make peace with flesh and blood.

        Isaiah 17:1
        “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.”

        onehunglo know personal time grow short and repent every minute every day for adjuvant.

        let not you heart be troubled.

        may God be with you,

        -onehunglo

  107. janet April 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Putin gave OK to Trump with conditions, like not to wipe out the air force, not to damage the runways, etc., not to do anything that might interfere with Assad’s operational capability.

    Trump fulfilled the conditions, allowing Assad to continue bombing missions the next day, while taking attention away from ongoing criminal investigations into Trump, tax returns, eminent domain to build the wall, repeal of Obamacare, infrastructure, job creation, mass deportation of immigrants, and all the other promises Trump has broken. Trump broke 34 promises on his first day in office (and kept 2). In his first month Trump broke 64 of his own promises to America. Here are two:

    PROMISE: Trump promised not to close borders through executive orders.
    “All I’m saying is I’ll make great deals and we’ll get them done and we don’t to have use executive orders and all the stuff that Obama is using… [Fox Special Report with Brett Baier, 1/26/16]

    Trump has issued several executive orders directed at the borders of the United States.

    PROMISE: Trump promised to replace Obamacare “immediately after we go in.”
    “You’re going to end up with great health care for a fraction of the price and that’s gonna take place immediately after we go in. Okay? Immediately. Fast. Quick.” [Las Vegas, NV, 2/22/16]

    Trump supporters waiting for this promised immediate replacement of the Affordable Care Act will have to wait until 2018, the president admitted recently.

    • Isaakh April 10, 2017 at 8:35 am #

      “Who knew healthcare was so complicated?”

      The blame others president and his excuse providing supporters.

  108. janet April 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

    Meanwhile, in important news: congratulations, Sergio. Did you know Marty Akins, Angela’s father, was an all-American quarterback for the University of Texas 1972-75 and played professionally for the St. Louis Cardinals and the New Orleans Saints?

    Now, back to less important issues, like the coming economic collapse (just around the corner!), World War III (don’t miss it!), the pandemic that will wipe out most of the world’s population, and Trump’s impending impeachment for fraud, sexual assault, theft, sedition, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

    • DA April 9, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

      Thanks for that janet. A golfer, eh? I won’t hold that against you.

      RE: “Trump’s impending impeachment for fraud, sexual assault, theft, sedition, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

      You’re kidding, right? If they enforced that shit DC would be a ghost town tomorrow morning. Tell me janet, what became of your lamb?

    • MrTibbs April 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

      You’re delusional.

      When it goes HOT, the United States Armed Forces, Veterans, Rural America, NRA, Guardian and Production class members will press forward in abundance.

      Lawyers and politicians are the first to be discarded.

      -T

  109. BackRowHeckler April 10, 2017 at 12:00 am #

    WTF is wrong with the Swedes?

    In response to the terror attack last week — people mowed down by a muzzy driving a truck — they’ve stage a ‘peace vigil’ and a ‘lovefest’ in downtown Stockholm.

    Meanwhile, when police entered the ‘immigrant’ neighborhood where this muzzy lived, they were greeted by ‘stone throwing youths’ who set police cars on fire, forcing cops to retreat.

    It seems like there’s a low level civil/religious war going on in western Europe but only one side is taking the casualties, the white Christian side. Sweden had such a small population to begin with — 9 million — it might be too late for them. Are these Swedes really descendants of Vikings? Are they going down without putting up any fight whatsoever?

    brh

    • Isaakh April 10, 2017 at 8:31 am #

      Maybe there’s something to be said for not losing your shit.

  110. FincaInTheMountains April 10, 2017 at 4:32 am #

    Seven days that shook the world

    If anybody ever gets to write about the present events, then there will be a book equivalent to the book by John Reed and “Russia in the Shadows” combined together.

    In the meantime, a critical video and a clue that the key to the riddle about the reasons for throwing tomahawks and Russia’s sudden recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the decision to transfer the Russian embassy there.

    Slepakov sang to Putin: We have everything in this country

    youtube.com/watch?v=SyNVfEsv-Fw

    And in my country everything is there: there is oil and there is gas
    There is coal is and there is nickel, aluminum is in abundance
    There is gold, diamonds, emeralds and topaz
    How can this be: everything is there, and people have nothing to eat
    How can this be: everything is there, and people live in shit

  111. FincaInTheMountains April 10, 2017 at 5:43 am #

    The scenario with “maximum sanctions” against Russia is sweet for the West only at a first glance. On the second glance unpleasant things are found out:

    This is indeed a very serious blow to the Russian economy, but after its application, the West is losing the last non-nuclear option to influence Russia. After the introduction of these sanctions, the only way to convince Moscow not to do something is a nuclear war, with very serious mutual damage.

    Practice shows that open external pressure on Russia leads not to capitulation, but to mobilization. And given that food, weapons, uranium and gasoline are our own, Russia can live and work in mobilization mode for a very long time. And mobilized Russia is a very unpleasant neighbor on the planet.

    Massive missile strikes on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure (which Russia may well declare a “sponsor of terrorism” and punish in accordance with the precedent set by the Americans) will be very unpleasant and the oil crisis of the 70s will seem to Americans as walk in the park (at the same time it will be necessary to find out how stable the US economy is to price shocks, and there is a suspicion that it is not very stable). Similarly, you can do with Qatar (and no pipes to Europe after this).

    It will be very unpleasant if suddenly all Yemeni Husits and Hezbollah will suddenly acquire a wide arsenal of modern means of fighting against Saudi and Israeli tanks and other equipment.

    It will be completely unpleasant if suddenly the Iranians will have the most advanced air defense systems or more advanced nuclear technologies and delivery systems that can reach some states in the region.

    And it just lies on the surface, despite the fact that there are reasonable suspicions that Russia’s total economic isolation is even technically impossible – the country is huge, China is close.

    • thwack April 10, 2017 at 8:43 am #

      it will be very unpleasant if suddenly all Yemeni Husits and Hezbollah will suddenly acquire a wide arsenal of modern means of fighting against Saudi and Israeli tanks and other equipment.

      **********************

      I was thinking Afghanistan as a much worse scenario where the Russians could easily snatch our happy meal right now?

      If the Muj is willing to fight us for 16 years with only Kalishnokovs and RPGs, imagine what would happen if they got some real weaponry?

      Or for that matter, just some decent satellite intel?

      youtube.com/watch?v=dsx2vdn7gpY

  112. FincaInTheMountains April 10, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    Off-top: the best songs of Joe Dassin brought back by Hélène Ségara:

    youtube.com/watch?v=qmqruqnj99M

  113. FincaInTheMountains April 10, 2017 at 6:33 am #

    Here’s another clue: the song about the oil:

    youtube.com/watch?v=T_U7HxOzhWw

    I am a simple worker at a tractor plant,
    Name Sinitsyn, call me Volodya,
    Every day in the morning I go to the factory,
    And this happiness lasts twenty-five years, behold!

    Standing at the machine I make the parts,
    Out of the parts they make pedals,
    They pay me for it as much as the cat has cried,
    But I’m not complaining, the whole city lives like that, behold!

    But recently began strange fuckaroo
    Money began to melt at least twice as fast,
    Prices in stores rose very sharply,
    And I began to miss my bad life.

    I began to worry, what I do not understand,
    But then on TV they said what’s what,
    Like, it’s America that cunningly shit in our pot,
    As a result, the price of our oil fell.

    But this is all an artificially planned act,
    And soon everything will change – this is an accurate fact,
    Americans can not bend us for a long time,
    The price of oil, swear on my mother, will rise again,

    And everything will be as before, we will prosper,
    And I will have again enough for my bad life,
    I cherished everything that the announcer said,
    But I still have a tiny question:

    I am very glad, of course, that oil is about to rise in price,
    And what if fucking not? And what if fucking not?
    I realized that everything will improve when oil prices go up,
    And what if fucking not? And what if fucking not?

    • FincaInTheMountains April 10, 2017 at 6:46 am #

      How to live, guys? I’m a simple worker
      For savings I have only kidney stones
      Just a little meat on the surface of bones,
      I may not live to hear the good news!

  114. Vlad the Inhaler April 11, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    This whole thing is deeply suspicious, not least for the speed with which the alleged attack was responded to. Of course, Assad might have done it – though heaven knows why! – perhaps he’d run out of high explosive and shrapnel, but the people who are making the claim have a long record of lying. Why anyone would believe it without question, I’ve no idea. It seems that you really can fool some of the people all of the time.

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