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Whew…. That’s reassuring. Finally, a Middle East policy you can believe in.

It’s apparently based on a joint Kurdish-Arab army that our side (the USA) is pretending to assemble around the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, near the Turkish border. We’re informed also that American military officials have screened the leaders of the Arab groups to ensure that they meet standards set by Congress when it approved $500 million last year for the Defense Department to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels. Thank God we have a functioning HR department over there.

Is it safe to say that the table is now set for World War Three? King Salman of Saudi Arabia is itching to mix it up. Of course, the moment he sends official KSA ground troops in there, he will be eligible to have his oil terminal at Ras Tanura in the Persian Gulf blown up. Imagine what that would do to the S & P index. The Turks, too, are none too happy with their currency imploding and their economy falling apart, and perhaps view a widened war as politically refreshing. And let’s not forget Iran — having concluded the long, torturous negotiations to make America feel better about their nuke program, Iran is eager to put an end to this barbaric (Sunni-flavored) ISIS nonsense. Oh, did I leave out Israel. Probably a good idea since so many people just want to hate on it if the subject even comes up. But suffice it to say they are in the mix, too, with the ability to turn their adversaries into ashtrays, should it come to that.

As the old song goes: someone left the cake out in the rain.

You had to at least admire the forthrightness of Mr. Putin. His economy of motion is breathtaking. He goes to the UN and says: “The situation in Syria is intolerable and we’re going to do something about it,” and a few days later they did. Russia commenced bombing groups that the US had labeled “the moderate opposition” to Bashar al-Assad. The quandary for the US, of course, as Mr. Putin pointed out at the UN, is that we keep on arming and training “moderate oppositions” to this regime and that regime and abracadabra (to use an old Middle Eastern term-of-art) they break bad on us. They use the Humvee’s we give them to control the landscape and they blow stuff up with the ordnance we give them, and cut off the heads of Americans on video in the rudest and cruelest manner imaginable. So, might we ask ourselves: is there anything to the US’s complaint that Russia is not bombing the right ISIS?

I suspect world opinion is not buying our claim that Bashar al-Assad has to go because he bombed his own citizens and used gas on them. I mean, we say that a lot, but is it actually true? US officials say a lot of things a lot that happen not to be true (e.g. the Federal Reserve’s claim that the US economy is humming.) In fact, we’re in this predicament precisely because we have squandered our credibility. We go into one country after another and destroy the institutions that held these places together, and leave a train of death and chaos behind. Iraq, Libya, Somalia, now Syria.

Maybe we just ought to step aside for a while and see what happens. The Russians could shoot themselves in the foot over there, of course. They did it before in Afghanistan. But that was back in Soviet times, with its clunky leadership. Mr. Putin proved pretty nimble in Georgia. Whatever else you can say about that little war, the region has been stable for years now. They’re not cutting off people’s heads on TV there. Similarly, you don’t hear much about Chechnyans perpetrating terrorist acts anymore.

Ukraine, for all its faults and troubles, was a stable country until the US decided to pull off regime change there. The deposed president Yanukovych was pressed into choosing between NATO and the Russian-backed Eurasian Custom’s Union and he chose wrong. The US pulled a few levers and abracadabra: civil war.

So, Assad still heads a government in Syria. We don’t like him because he is cozy with Iran, and their proxy war machine, Hezbollah. But will eliminating him make the situation any better?

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314 Responses to “Syriasly”

  1. barbisbest October 5, 2015 at 9:38 am #


    • chuckyzfr1 October 5, 2015 at 10:31 am #

      Another fine post! I was pleasantly surprised when you left conspicuously absent any discussion about the latest mass shooting in OR. Im getting tired of hearing about it from either side at this point. I was thinking as I read that perhaps Obama was wondering how to respond to Putin’s audacity in defying him when “Abracadabra!” a mass shooting in OR!

      • WannaBleave October 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

        Even more interesting… the wall-to-wall coverage of the Mass shooting in OR completely drown out the coverage of a WAVE of BOMBINGS in China.

        Ethnocentric much?

        Chinese authorities are investigating a series of parcel bombs that have left 10 people dead. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34409394

        • MisterDarling October 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm #

          “Even more interesting… the wall-to-wall coverage of the Mass shooting in OR completely drown out the coverage of a WAVE of BOMBINGS in China.”-wanna’.

          You get one ‘upvote’… Cheers!

          • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm #

            We are just waiting for Janos to step in here now to
            comment on Nazi and Jew-hating spew . . .



      • newworld October 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

        Karl Denninger mentioned today that the Mercer guy might have had a link to ISIS and him being on some sort of Russian terror watchlist.

        Mercer is also a rare breed of black white sooooopremicis, you don’t see them very often but when you do you see them on CNN.

        • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

          Karl Denninger has as much credibility at this point as a turd floating in a swollen river in South Carolina.

      • Majella October 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

        What stunning, un-thinking ignorance would bring anyone to postulate that the (latest, obscene, currently all-too-American Zeitgeist) Oregon shooting was to Obama’s advantage in international politics?

        Are you close to speculating on his having a team of undercover agents that go about the place, seeking out unstable people whom they can manipulate into causing chaos when it suits his agenda? is your real name Alex Jones?

        • Florida Power October 6, 2015 at 8:47 am #

          The timing of the shooting in relation to what amounts to a foreign policy debacle in Syria is certainly suggestive for those so inclined. It may not be too far-fetched either, when one considers the shooter’s firearms were all “legally” purchased through an FFL. This means there was a paper trail which – despite all claims to the contrary – exists as a permanent database. Further, the shooter publicly exposed the usual sociopathic symptoms, and if the NSA is truly in fact monitoring everything out there the only remaining requirement is a trigger to activate the Manchurian candidate.

          There are factions at war with the concept of the Second Amendment and given Fast and Furious it’s fair to say this administration has shown a willingness to engage in devious behavior in pursuit of that war. Whether MK-Ultraish triggers exist is speculation, but there are certainly ample “candidates” in more or less plain view with timers engaged.

          • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

            Are you a stockholder in Reynolds?

            As in the company that manufactures millions of rolls of Tin Foil?

            Conspiracy Theory much?

            Off your meds?

          • Florida Power October 6, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

            Speaking of meds, there is some speculation regarding the shooter’s body chemistry.
            There is a possible link between Big Pharma and these events.
            Don’t expect the MSM to report on this since they derive the bulk of their revenue from Big Pharma.

            Please explain Building 7.

            Over and out.

  2. George October 5, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    “So, Assad still heads a government in Syria. We don’t like him because he is cozy with Iran, and their proxy war machine, Hezbollah. But will eliminating him make the situation any better?

    Last week’s UN performance by Vladimir Putin took those that proclaimed the US to be an “Exceptional Nation” by surprise. Indeed, in defiance of the Neoconservatives’ dictates, Russia with Putin at the helm has shown in no uncertain terms that Russia is free to pursue its own foreign policy. Putin clearly has the initiative and shall continue to retain that initiative until the Neoconservatives can conjure up a new lie-based narrative to justify any reaction. I suspect that they’ll not be able to do this before another wrench gets thrown into the works.


    From Paul Craig Robert’s blog:

    “Last Wednesday (28 Sept 2015) the world saw the difference between Russia and Washington. Putin’s approach is truth-based; Obama’s is vain boasts and lies, and Obama is running out of lies.

    By telling the truth at a time of universal deceit, Putin committed a revolutionary act. Referring to the slaughter, destruction, and chaos that Washington has brought to the Middle East, North Africa, and Ukraine, and the extreme jihadist forces that have been unleashed, Putin asked Washington: “Do you realize what you have done?”

    Putin’s question reminds me of the question Joseph Welch asked witch-hunting Senator Joseph McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency?” Welch’s question is attributed with initiating the decline of McCarthy’s career.

    Perhaps Putin’s question will have the same impact and bring the reign of “American Exceptionalism” to an end?”


    But then, during a very public appearance at the UN after his meeting with Obama Putin made told the Israelis to not interfere with Russia’s operations in Syria and more importantly that any interference with his allies, including Iran, would not be tolerated. Talk about drawing a line in the sand that the Israelis can’t resist crossing. Thus begins an interesting chapter in history:

    Putin warns Israel off targeting Iranian targets in Syria

    DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 29, 2015, 9:53 AM (IDT)




    • Neon Vincent October 5, 2015 at 9:54 am #

      The reaction on the left-leaning blogs I’ve read to Putin’s initiative in Syria can best be summed up as “please proceed Mr. Putin.” They think that Assad is Russia’s problem and they’re looking forward to someone else doing the dirty work of cleaning up ISIS/The Sith Jihad. That Putin doing so instead of us pisses off the neonconservatives and other interventionists is just frosting on the cake to them. In addition, at least some in the progressive blogosphere are hoping that Syria turns into a quagmire for Russia. Better them than us!

      On the domestic front, I hope all of you on the East Coast are weathering–pun intended–the heavy rains from Hurricane Joaquin. We even got some here in Michigan Saturday and Sunday, but the main effect as far as the locals were concerned was Michigan-Maryland game being moved up eight hours to avoid the worst of the storm. Ah, Americans and their screwed up priorities!

      • K-Dog October 5, 2015 at 10:18 am #

        Not just the blogs you have read:

        “PARIS: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday that airstrikes in Syria must target ISIS militants but also other groups “considered as terrorists.”

        Fabius said a statement by President Francois Hollande Friday that Russian airstrikes must target “Daesh and only Daesh (the Arabic acronym for ISIS)”, did not exclude other groups like the Al-Nusra Front.

        “Of course, it is a concise formulation, it is Daesh and groups considered as terrorists,” Fabius told Europe 1 radio in an interview, referring to Hollande’s statement.”

        President Barack Obama called Russia’s intervention a “recipe for disaster,”

        There appears to be some international approval for Russia targeting all those who are considered terrorists instead of a select few who the U.S. does not consider to be the right kind of terrorist. Could it be that Russian intervention is actually aimed at bringing the conflict to an end instead of playing the situation for personal gain as American priorities appear to be doing?

        Fabius warned of the risk that the Syrian conflict could turn into a wider religious war.

        “When you see a conflict which at first was a civil war, becoming a regional war involving international powers, Russia, Iran, the U.S., the risks are serious,” Fabius said.

        My source: Syria strikes must target all terrorist groups: Fabius> (The Daily Star, Lebanon)/a>

        • schvitzatura October 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

          Russia could just declare the larger part of Syrian a free fire zone and have at it.

          Worked in Grozny, right?

      • K-Dog October 5, 2015 at 10:21 am #

        My link above was messed up. Seems I targeted the wrong keyboard key and I’m not even Russian.

        My source: Syria strikes must target all terrorist groups: Fabius> (The Daily Star, Lebanon)

    • K-Dog October 5, 2015 at 11:06 am #

      George, I added the DEBKAfile to my newspaper pile. Thanks.

    • MisterDarling October 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

      “Talk about drawing a line in the sand that the Israelis can’t resist crossing.”-George.

      Duly noted… Cheers!


  3. newworld October 5, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    Putin with the Obama admin is flipping the Carter Doctrine into its grave. So the Shiite crescent will run from Iran all the way to southern Lebanon and on the Saudi southern border the Shiite malcontents making it a sandwich for the allies of America.

    FTR as a far rightist for lack of better terms I applaud Obama’s lack of initiative the American empire has spit me out so screw the empire.

    You folks own it now, deal with it. And I am available for scapegoating but I’m not selling myself cheaply, because honestly you cannot get a better villain then a WASP whose family on both sides traces their American lineage pre-Revolutionary war.

    • ozone October 5, 2015 at 10:34 am #

      It’s a well-developed chip-on-the-shoulder attitude and constipated belief systems that make for an A-hole, not lineage. (I’ve found this to be reliably consistent)

      • newworld October 5, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

        I’m a fairly pleasant guy to be around, I just don’t listen to propaganda, then I become rather curt.

        Anyway, it is rather fun watching the empire’s ruling class have a fit over Obama’s lack of action in propping up the Carter Doctrine.

        The man just does not want to be a war president, well I say bully to that, we will see if he can resist those who want that.

    • zekesdad October 5, 2015 at 10:35 am #

      Jim; You need to get off of your silly notion that somehow the U.S. is responsible for the war in Ukraine. You’ve never presented a shred of evidence to support that. Ukrainian protesters deposed Yanukovych, a Russian stooge. Do you really think that people who lived under Soviet tyranny for over 40 years democratically elected him? Putin used his deserved ouster as a pretext to grab Crimea and eastern Ukraine, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians living there. There is no “civil war”. Ukraine is being invaded by Russia, and our feckless president is doing virtually nothing to help them. If the U.S. was so invested in regime change why aren’t we helping them now?

      • harryflashmanhigson October 5, 2015 at 11:08 am #


        You are talking out of your fundament Sir!

        Yanukovych WAS democratically elected, whether you like that fact or not! Read some history books, the result of his election is there in black and white. FACT! That he was pro-Russian is neither here nor there, the Ukrainian people elected him. FACT!

        The US/CIA WAS involved in usurping him. FACT! See the oleaginous communicaes from the oleaginous Vicky Nuland about ‘Fuck(ing) the EU!’. FACT!

        Russia is NOT invading the Ukraine. FACT! If it was there would be uncontested and ubiquitous satellite pictures of Russian tank divisions crossing the border and the Ukrainian army and it’s Israeli and American mercenaries would have been crushed and annihilated long, long ago! FACT!

        What business is the Ukraine of the US anyway? What vital interest does it represent that the US would risk a war with Russia? Are you absolutely insane?

        Get better reading materials or you and your ignorant kin will lead us all into the fiery pit of nuclear annihilation and for what? Ukraine?????? Russia can have it and very, very welcome if that’s what they want!

        • Rodster October 5, 2015 at 11:47 am #

          Amen to all of that. I guess people want to overlook the “Fuck the EU” Nuland and her cookies building her NGO all for the plan of destabilizing Ukraine and dropping a bag of shit on Russia’s front door. Ukraine has been a part of Russia for a few hundred years.

          I still can’t get out of my head that pregnant Ukrainian woman who was shot dead in an office building after all hell broke loose. That was the USSA’s calling card.

      • par4 October 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

        I feel sorry for Zeke being raised by such an ignorant fool. Go watch some more cable news.

        • vengeur October 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

          Hopefully Zeke is not as illegitimate as his Dad’s ridiculous observations about Ukraine.

  4. noel bodie October 5, 2015 at 10:29 am #

    Good title, seriously. And as long as we are doing vernacular this fine Monday morning, I shall begin with the preparatory…..so, the O-man jawboned the end of chemical weapons with Assad, and leads from behind and voila, others have roused themselves in their own fights, witness the feckless Saudis putting a little skin in the game and the Europeans finally thinking that something must be done….better them than my neighbor’s 18 year old.

  5. russ October 5, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    “…The Russians could shoot themselves in the foot over there, of course. They did it before in Afghanistan. But that was back in Soviet times, with its clunky leadership…”

    Speaking of nimble, and Afghanistan, how about that ‘Doctors Without Borders’ facility in Kunduz?

    MSF says we’re not even going to try to rebuild there. We say ‘too bad, so sad’ collateral damage. MSF says ‘but we gave you our GPS position so you would know not to hit it.’

    Ah well.

    • Frankiti October 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      Doctors need borders. Great lesson.

  6. seawolf77 October 5, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    General Wesley Clark said it best when he said USA was going to invade 7 countries after 9/11. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia. Almost there.

  7. ozone October 5, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Decapitating the leadership in another ME country making things “better”?
    From the accumulated evidence (as JHK has entertainingly pointed out), no.

  8. Smoky Joe October 5, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    The American people have no stomach for “Hama Rule.” They are too busy shopping and worrying about Kim Davis’ rights.

    Putin understands how to make suicidal zealots and religious fanatics and plain old cowed civilians fear him, as did Assad’s father. Look at old images of Grozny. The name means “terror” in Russian, giving a sense of what the Tsar was up to when he made the place that Putin’s boys leveled. That’s why the Chechens are not murdering more people in Russia today, aside from rare attacks that appear in our news and quickly vanish.

    Ingredients of World War III in Syria? Yes, if the Saudis and Iran bumbled into one and the Gulf Oil stops flowing. Thanks to JHK for reminding us of something Robert Baer tried to tell us a decade ago.

  9. nsa October 5, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    Anyone here worked in an arab country or had actual dealings with arabs? This is a severely defective race and the actual cause is obvious to anyone with any common sense…it’s called genetics. Over 50% of unions across the arab world are between first cousins…90% in some parts of Sodom Arabia. Even in the canine world, this is frowned upon. Line breeding requires second order unions only (between second cousins) and even this is considered unhealthy.

    • George October 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

      Yes nsa, I lived and worked in the Middle East. As a teenager my family resided in Egypt for a while and then, more recently, I worked in the Emirates (worked in Sharjah and lived next door in Dubai). My wife was an Iraqi Christian who, while I was still in college, befriended a couple of coeds from the Emirates. The Emirates are not the place to be in the summer when temperatures can reach 130 degrees F. As a rule, anyone with any status leaves for better climates in the summer. These two girls, sisters, each rented an apartment while studying in the US but actually used but one. The other was set aside for the summer months when the rest of the family would visit to escape the extreme heat. We all got along rather well. We hung out together and took trips. I think the oldest brother was the head of the narcotics division of his emirate’s police force or some such. Another brother was a pilot with one of the Emirati airlines. Relatives visited on and off all summer and we got to know the lot.

      You might think that these same people would also be our friends once we were all back in their country but if so, you’d be mistaken. There must be a rule that the locals are not supposed to fraternize with the expats. They would never return our calls or emails. Coworkers reported that though you might do business with the locals, they would never invite you over for dinner.


      • schvitzatura October 5, 2015 at 3:25 pm #

        Arabs were never above zealously adhering to the maxim “when in Rome”…

  10. wpa--ccc October 5, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    “Putin said: The situation in Syria is intolerable and we’re going to do something about it,” and a few days later they did. Russia commenced bombing groups that the US had labeled “the moderate opposition” to Bashar al-Assad.” –JHK

    This belief, this admiration of Putin’s faux “economy of motion” as expressed by JHK, perfectly sums up the problem. We have a collective mind-set, in both the east and the west, that mistakenly believes military action is “doing something about it.”

    Military action is not the way to peace. War is not a long-term solution. Military action destroys infrastructure (bombing hospitals, for example) and only creates more problems. Military action creates more hatred, more desire for revenge, which leads to more violence…

    Military action does not bring peace. After 5,000 wars in 3,000 years we should have learned that fact.

    Where have all the soldiers gone?
    Gone to graveyards, everyone
    Oh, when will they ever learn?
    Oh, when will they ever learn?

    • harryflashmanhigson October 5, 2015 at 11:22 am #

      ‘Military action is not the way to peace.’

      Tell that to the Nazi Party of the Third Reich or the Militarists of Japan or Mussolini’s Legions or to Leopold Galtieri’s military Junta of Argentina! You’re spouting pacifist nonsense. Do you see the Germans lining up for another attempt at world domination? NO ,I thought not! So it does solve SOME problems,doesn’t it? Force applied PROPERLY is the most final of solutions, the West just doesn’t apply it properly these days. Too soft, too scared of bad publicity, too scared of casualties on our side of the ledger.

      You need to read a bit more history and stop listening to John Lennon style nonsense.

      • seawolf77 October 5, 2015 at 11:54 am #

        You have no idea what you are talking about. You are spouting the company line. Quit being a parrot and offer up something original. War is not the answer. The only question that war is the answer to is this: How can a bank make the most possible money?

        • harryflashmanhigson October 5, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

          Please contradict any of my examples?

          I’m not arguing with the fact that wars make bankers rich, or that the MIC loves them as their reason to exist. Conceded. But force DOES work when applied properly. Them’s the facts. Why would I need to think up something original, when the old truths are by far the best?

          • seawolf77 October 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

            The old truth’s are the banker’s truth’s. Everyone knows that. Iraq has lost 1.5 million people including 500,000 children. Madeline Albright famously said she thought it was worth it. 500,000 innocent children and not a peep from America. Too damn busy crying over home less dogs I guess. Iraq never did a damn thing to us. They were supposedly developing nuclear weapons, and in a post 9/11 world we had to take them out based on what they might do. It is so ludicrous it defies rational explanation. Only warmongers can make sense out of that pile of steaming horse shit.

      • CrusherMuldoon October 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

        You could include the Cathaginians, too

        • CrusherMuldoon October 5, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

          That’s Carthaginians

          • Q. Shtik October 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

            Oh, I just assumed you were from the Boston area.

    • capt spaulding October 5, 2015 at 11:26 am #

      Quick. Somebody sing Kumbiya.

    • SteveO October 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

      “Military action creates more hatred, more desire for revenge, which leads to more violence… ”

      Exactly. No insurrection has ever been put down with a bombing campaign. All that does is recruit for the insurrection.

      • seawolf77 October 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

        It’s how the Catholic Church has stayed in business for 2 millennia.

    • elysianfield October 5, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

      How about some Bob Dylan…

      “And I hope that you die,
      and your death will come soon…”

  11. Cold N. Holefield October 5, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Can Afghanistan even be called a country any longer? It’s always cool to invade, occupy and beat up on an already failed state like America has done in Afghanistan. Because failing it is never enough. It’s nice to bat it around like a cat bats a mouse around before killing it completely.

    If Russia truly wants to keep Assad propped up, it will have to commit to a permanent presence in Syria — meaning bases and everything that goes with that. A significant military footprint to include those dreaded boots on the ground. The longer Russia stays, the more apt it is to become a target. Thee target. Yeah, I’m all for sitting back and watching that dog hunt. Pass the fuckin popcorn. Boris of Arabia is playing and I’m sensing an Academy Award.

    • SteveO October 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

      I’m with you. Let Vlad the destroyer commit a few hundred thousand troops and a couple of decades into pacifying this cluster f***. Russia thinks they are rich what with all that oil and gas money coming in, let them spend their cash and their children this time.

    • Jumbotron October 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

      Putin is too smart to set up a semi-permanent to permanent presence in Syria. This every bit part of the JHK’s thesis all those years ago…..The Long Emergency. America and now Russia’s involvement in Syria as it has been since WW 2 and WW 1 for the British, is about the flow of Spice…( to use a term from Frank Herbert’s Dune). It is about energy. That’s it and that’s all. Simple as that.

      We, along with our Western Civilization cousins in Europe need cheap plentiful sources of energy to expand our Empires. However, we have exhausted our supplies of cheap, plentiful energy. Therefore, some of us have to rely on “unsavory” characters. Such as Europe needing to rely on Russia for natural gas so they don’t freeze in the winter. When you rely on someone…..they get to call the shots. Sometimes that involves politics. Geopolitics.

      So….we come along and try to help our Western Civilized cousins out by trying to oust Assad so we can install a puppet regime in Syria who will allow an alternative source of natural gas to come through Syria on its way to Europe. That not only decreases Russia’s national income, but also loosens their geopolitical hold on Europe. And we can’t have that.

      Hence….it’s the Cold War 2.0 between America and Russia. A war fought by proxies. With an occasional incursion of actual boots on the ground and wings in the air by the actual combatants themselves.

      Russia is just driving the price up for us Americans to pay for our desire to give Europe an additional source of the ever dwindling source of cheap and plentiful energy. It is Russia’s hope to drive that price up…( in terms of lost money used to train Al Queda….er….”Moderate Muslim Freedom Fighters” and material and if need be flesh and blood America soldiers) so high that we essentially give up or are neutered.

      But make no mistake….this is part and parcel of the Long Emergency that JHK spoke of 10 years ago. And this won’t be the last episode of it either. The next 50 years are going to be unlike anything in human history. Now empires won’t crumble in isolated regions only for another region of the globe to rise from the ashes. Every empire is going down, nearly simultaneously.

      This is the stuff World Wars are made of. The problem now is…..the weapons systems of the next World War are nightmarish. A mass extinction of humanity from the combined effects of the end of cheap energy and the economic and societal maladies that will come from that plus the effects of World War is really something that is quite conceivable now within 50 years or less.

      • seawolf77 October 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

        Vlad the Impaler.

      • ozone October 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

        Ba-Blammo!, Jumbotron. Nicely summarized. The only way to get any kind of handle on WTF-is-going-on, is to think in holistic terms. Those who don’t have a distinct disadvantage in the planning department.

  12. wpa--ccc October 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    “General Wesley Clark said it best when he said USA was going to invade 7 countries after 9/11. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia.” –seawolf77

    One of these countries is not like the others. Sing kumbayah if you want, Captain. I am looking at population and military personnel figures. And one of these countries is not like the others.

    Libya …….. 6 million, with 35,000 active military

    Syria ……. 18 million, 178,000 active military

    Sudan ….. 35 million, 109,000 active military

    Somalia … 10 million, 12,000 active military

    Iran ………..81 million, 541,000 active military

    For all you who believe that “military action” is the way to peace … think twice. Unless you seek the peace of the graveyard…

    It would be in our best interest to have Iran as a friend, not an enemy.

  13. Cold N. Holefield October 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    wpa–ccc said: It would be in our best interest to have Iran as a friend, not an enemy.

    Until it’s not in America’s interest, like the case with Saddam Hussein. He was once a friend and when America got tired of him, it sacked him and failed Iraq. I’m guessing Iran knows what being a “friend” of America means. It’s a pawn that can be sacrificed at any time. Isn’t friendship wonderful?

    • seawolf77 October 5, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      America has no friends, only interests.

      • CrusherMuldoon October 5, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

        Sic transit gloria mundi

    • sauerkraut October 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      Cold, I don’t think that “America got tired of him (SH)”. I think that he was repurposed to a higher good.

      Because, who now remembers the Savings and Loan Scandal? Who remembers how many prominent Washingtonians were involved? Who even remembers the price tag? Who remembers the genesis of the current state of the union? (Hint: St. Ronald the Deregulator)

      Although, to be fair, my memory is not very good, and I may be wrong about it all.

      On an altogether different note, you might want to see the Hoffman / De Niro picture, Wag the Dog.

  14. volodya October 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    OK, Mr. Kunstler has to say things on the hop because he has got limited time and so do we, his readership.

    So some things come out in short form. Like “The United States pulled a few levers…”

    I wouldn’t make a big deal of it except a lot of Americans suffer from that abracadabra mis-conception.

    An example: someone from recently Taliban-conquered Kunduz said that the Afghan National Army has no will to fight. To which I would say, no shit.

    So, years and uncounted billions to get an Afghan army up and running. Never mind wand-waving abracadabra, this was a lot of heavy lever pulling. And for what?

    And not only them but an Iraqi army. And – cough – “moderate” Syrian opposition fighters. And, half a lifetime ago, a South Vietnamese army. All a complete waste of time.

    The Afghan National Army, such as one exists, is there to collect a paycheck. Highly adept at looting and rape and bugging out. That’s what I’m hearing.

    And you watch those guys on patrol with helmet and uniform and field kit all askew. They look like they can toss it all and revert to their tribal-ethnic garb and identity in twenty seconds flat.

    I’ll bet they get it down to an art, how to disrobe and dispose of American equipment before cut-throats of the Pushtun variety see them.

    In short, the Afghan National Army is just a mirage in the Afghan moonscape. Maybe Mr. Darling can tell me if I’m right in this as, if memory serves, he was actually there.

    Anyway, I really don’t think that the United States, being half a world away, is influential in Ukraine. This is another one of the pretty little lies that Americans tell themselves.

    Deception, in the field of international relations, is one thing. But self deception?

    In the end, Ukrainians took to the streets because they figured they had to. No amount of Vicky Nuland saying fuck these guys or those guys or American NGOs piddling around was, or is, of any consequence in that part of the world. American reach doesn’t extend there. It’s just a weak, clammy fist with no force and no grip strength.

    There. Got through all that without saying “THE Ukraine”.

    Now, will eliminating Assad make things better? See, THAT’S the question. But it’s one question that the United States, for all its vaunted State Dept brain-power, has no ability to answer. And which, in the final analysis, is none of its business anyway.

    • meargen October 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      Sunday, a former US ambassador was being interviewed, and he had nothing but bad news on the Middle east and nothing is going right for us there, mostly because of our policies. He was asked ‘what can the President do now?’
      He said ‘if I were Barack Obama, I’d just go to sleep for eighteen months until we get someone in the White House with responsible and effective leadership.’

      Also, bombing that hospital was a real showstopper on our part. I don’t care much for do-gooder groups like Doctors Without Borders, but you don’t bomb them. This is probably an example of the video game players at HQ targeting.

      Not to forget, we accuse ‘them’ of using poison gas, but in the Iraq war, we dumped phosphorous gas on positions.

      I remember when the Russians were in Afghanistan, and they said one of their reasons was to ‘preserve women’s rights’, proudly showing Afghani women in modern uniforms.

      I was rereading The Long Emergency over the weekend, and JHK said Iraq was like a police station in a bad neighborhood. Looks like the station is in the process of getting dumped.

      And what about that long stare Netanyahu gave at the UN? Rush said it was a strong, dramatic moment highlighting the need for courage, but no one else seems to think so. I think Netanyahu looks like a bully.

      The problem, as Craig Hulet says, is that Saudi Arabia feels it can do whatever it wants, because really, the Saudis and our corporate interests are one and the same. After all, the 9/11 ‘bombers’ were all Saudis. They really feel they are invincible, and have to smash Russia, China, and Iran, but these
      three powers have never been beaten by the US; in fact, the two latter ones rather got the best of us in 1950 and 1979. I hope no one in DC is thinking about a rematch.

      • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

        “Netanyahu looks like a bully”

        Not a big bully tho, as his country is smaller than New Jersey, and has fewer people than New Jersey.

        Its hard to be a bully when you’re smaller than everybody else, and surrounded by people who want to kill you.


        • MisterDarling October 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

          Unless you have nukes…


          • BackRowHeckler October 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

            Its true Israel has nukes, MD, but they’ve never threatened anybody with them, or even publicly acknowledge that they exist. I doubt if Israel ever deploy nuclear weapons unless it was facing a truly existential situation and was on the verge of total extinction.


          • sauerkraut October 5, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

            BRH, haven’t Israeli officials referred to “The Samson Option”, or is it just my failing memory?

        • harryflashmanhigson October 6, 2015 at 10:05 am #

          But this bully has more nukes than the United Kingdom and the means to deliver them. Who ever thought that was a good idea? The US gave the fissionable material and the tech to them. Lunacy.

      • volodya October 5, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

        Meargen, as sure as we’re sitting here SOMEONE in DC is thinking about a rematch.

    • MisterDarling October 5, 2015 at 1:48 pm #

      Welcome to a brand-new week Volodya!

      “In short, the Afghan National Army is just a mirage in the Afghan moonscape. Maybe Mr. Darling can tell me if I’m right in this as, if memory serves, he was actually there”-v.

      Correct… You left out the Afghanistan National Army & Police (ANA & ANP) habit of having firefights with themselves because of tribal differences, and grabbing boys out of vehicles and taking them out of sight for ‘questioning’, and selling their USA-provided arms and equipment to the enemy, and a dozen other deeply disturbing, hostile or absolutely evil time-wasters… but yeah, I think you pretty much nut-shelled it.

      OTOH, the ANA & ANP were useful places for US-based defense contractors to dump tax-payer money – at a very nice return per-annum for themselves… So, it wasn’t *a l l* for naught..



      • volodya October 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

        Yeah, well, who was it that said way back that war is a racket. Still is, I guess. But you’re right, it wasn’t all for nothing. Someone made a buck…

        • ntxlfty1969 October 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

          That was General (Retired) Smedley Butler. The title of his short book is unsurprisingly ‘War is a Racket.”

  15. wholy1 October 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    Ya gotta love it – for once: “Barry’s” puppeteers – Jarret, Powers, Rice, Nuland getting a well-deserved Putin bitch-slapping! Learning that semi-animate, bio-engineered, parasitic virus General Allen got the proverbial “boot” was also refreshing! Just keep focusing on ESPN, “Barry”, a real leader has finally taken charge – PUTIN. Hitlery-Hellary-Billary for PRISON 2016! Hoo-rah!

  16. MisterDarling October 5, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    J H K’s newest addition is nut-shelled at the end (as it should be) with this:

    “So, Assad still heads a government in Syria. We don’t like him because he is cozy with Iran, and their proxy war machine, Hezbollah. But will eliminating him make the situation any better?”-JHK.

    And there it is. At a certain point every player that wants to remain one has to jettison religious/ideological rhetoric and ask themselves a few simple, reality-based questions… And then *act* accordingly.

  17. BackRowHeckler October 5, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    Jeez, Jim, WW3?

    well, anyway, looks like Obama appointed his new openly homosexual Sec of the Army just in time. I saw a photo of him, surrounded by his female Generals, looking pretty determined.

    One thing we’ve learned in the past few years is that a really effective armed force is determined by how many ladies, transvestites and homosexuals are in the ranks, and whether or not transgender latrines are provided for inside the barracks.

    The arts and croissant crowd down in Soho, NYC, sipping lattes out on the sidewalk, are impressed by Obama’s latest appointment, ‘very enlighened, what a cool dude!’ They were discussing it approvingly before going to catch the movie ‘Stonewall’. Others took note too, tho: Russian General Plutnov, CO of Spetznatz, Russian Special forces, who cut his teeth in combat as soldier fighting the Mujahadeen inside Afgnistan in the late 80s, learned of these recent development, along with ISIS field commanders, and the CO of the Chinese Elite Marines. (where nobody is too worried about trangender bathrooms in the barracks).



    • volodya October 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm #


      See, the thing is with women and homosexuals and transvestites and transsexuals in the military, this it how is has to be. This is how it OUGHT to be. It is only right and proper.

      Why? Because they have done so very well by the United States of America in these modern times. The United States has been in the vanguard of uplifting the rights of these previously marginalized and despised people. And so, it is only fitting that they should put their lives and limbs on the line in its defense, wouldn’t you say?

      Now, what about the American military’s traditional pool of recruits in this volunteer system? The way I look at it, the traditional pool of recruits, those being poor, white and black and Latino boys, most of whom (especially among the whites) who believed heart and soul in the rightness of the USA, its Constitution, its Flag, its culture of rugged individualism, who were prepared to sacrifice their lives for it, or who saw a military career as the way up, as the way to better themselves, now realize more and more that they’ve been chewed up and spat out.

      These guys now realize, I think, that what they’ve been told are all lies, that the United States does NOT work FOR them but rather AGAINST them, and as such, were fighting and in many cases dying in defense of a country that held them in contempt, that saw them as uneducated and expendable and richly deserving of the harm they suffered. They’ve been suckers IOW.

      So why should these guys volunteer?

      Let those who are now the favored and who benefit most richly from their new status, who take their place at the head of the line as the new aristocracy and who dictate to American society what good and proper values it ought to live by, put on a uniform, take the oath and go fight and die. I think it’s only fair.

      Besides, if your experience is like mine, so many of these people deem themselves superior to the hated American male, their oppressor and abuser and inflictor of cruelty. So, if they’re so good in comparison, let them prove it.

      Don’t worry BRH, if they’re as smart and capable as they claim to be, then Russian and Chinese and Muslim military adversaries won’t be a problem. I’m sure it’ll all be fine. It’s all been thought through by people smarter than you and me.

      BRH, I take it that you’re not enjoying diminished status. Well, you have one consolation. To paraphrase Orwell you sleep peaceably in your bed because there are rough women etc etc etc (and not only them but the arts and croissants crowd) willing to do violence on your behalf. Or on their own behalf. I mean, WTF do YOU matter in the new paradigm? Still, let them fight, you still benefit. Better they suffer than you.

      Sweet dreams.

      • wholy1 October 5, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

        Is JHK a FOREIGN vet? Ouch! Semper Fi.

      • S M Tenneshaw October 6, 2015 at 1:12 am #

        Besides, if your experience is like mine, so many of these people deem themselves superior to the hated American male

        Not a Rachel Maddow fan, are you?

    • malthuss October 6, 2015 at 1:57 am #

      BRH pretzel logic.
      Fags in the military threaten him, but 300 nukes do not.

      / Its true Israel has nukes, MD, but they’ve never threatened anybody with them, or even publicly acknowledge that they exist.


  18. marcus1 October 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    Howard points to the problem ignored by most in the USA about Iran’s interest in nuclear weapons. I know you are sensitive to comments about the Tribe but: ” But suffice it to say they are in the mix, too, with the ability to turn their adversaries into ashtrays, should it come to that.”
    Is probably the the primary motivation for States in the area interest in nuclear weapons. And not as offensive weapons, because it would take decades to get the estimated stockpile Israel controls (200-300 warheads)

  19. wpa--ccc October 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    “Not to forget, we accuse ‘them’ of using poison gas, but in the Iraq war, we dumped phosphorous gas on positions.”


    Not to forget, we also used nuclear weapons on the Iraqis in the form of 30mm rounds of depleted uranium projectiles. Only the US and the UK have acknowledged using DU weapons.


  20. sauerkraut October 5, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Not to quibble, but a nuclear weapon is one which releases the binding energy of the nucleus, either by fission of heavy elements or fusion of light ones.

    DU is used against armour not because it is radioactive, but because it is dense. Doesn’t make it nice – it isn’t.

    • wpa--ccc October 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

      sauerkraut, conventional weapons damage those who are hit by conventional munitions, but convention weapons do not affect children born twenty years later.

      The only kind of weapons I know of that result in genetic deformation of children born to FUTURE generations are nuclear weapons. The use of DU qualifies using that criteria.

      A 2005 epidemiology review concluded: “In aggregate the human epidemiological evidence is consistent with increased risk of birth defects in offspring of persons exposed to DU.”

      • nsa October 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

        Huh? Ever here of the chemical weapon Agent Orange?

        • sauerkraut October 5, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

          DU is “just” a particularly nasty heavy metal. It does its damage through chemical means, not radiation.

  21. joomlabliss October 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm #

    Mr. Putin has been rather non-confrontational with the States all this time, to the point of attracting criticism inside the country. Recently, his public statements are getting progressively more assertive and categorical, followed by actions.

    The way I read it is that he is saying that Russia is now ready to oppose the United States with actions and he is calling to the rest of the world to switch allegiances. The support of the US policies, financial and military by leading European countries largely rests on personal connections inside the higher financial circles. voltairenet.org Without those connections, economically speaking it is against Europe’s interest to side with the States now. Having Russia as an ally, on the other hand, presents some major economical benefits.

    I think Mr. Putin’s speech marks the turning point in the power hierarchy of the world. Russia is now clearly stronger than the US: low foreign debt, gold reserves, natural resources, educated able populace, strong military, and a recent phenomenon – a nation united behind its leader. Mr. Putin’s support among people is at all time high.

    The US is unlikely to give away power peacefully and quietly, we are probably going to see some major new developments soon.

  22. Frankiti October 5, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    I am also relieved to see no discussion of the symptom of gun violence.

    In the United States…

    Can you get rid of guns?

    How about crazy?

    The end.

    But we do want people talking about having sociopathic homicidal maniacs that want to kill innocent people… that’s fine, just not with guns. We keep the crazies, we lose the guns. Seems like a great recipe.

    • Q. Shtik October 5, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

      We keep the crazies, we lose the guns.


      It’s in the Bible: the crazies you will always have with you.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:23 am #

      Too bad you live in the wrong country where ownership is part of the Bill of Rights.

      Do you feel the same way about Israelis owning guns? Or are they special?

  23. wholy1 October 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm #

    Anybody ever wondered why the [CIA labeled] ISIS/ISIL – WHATEVER – has never attacked their supposed arch-enemy IsNOTrael OR the NATO-aligned Turks OR the Jordanians? Furthermore, ever wondered why the SELF-admitted Nazi collaborator George Soros, has NEVER been charged by said IsNOTraelis?

  24. PeteAtomic October 5, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    Decades of moral and cultural relativism has created a society that is utterly confused at home and abroad about the true nature of Virtuous human action.

    So, why is it surprising that the US is, yet again, unable to have a cogent foreign policy.

  25. RobRhodes October 5, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    The mess in Syria is caused by climate change and resource depletion. After an unprecedented four year drought followed the peak of Syrian oil production over a million farmers left the land and moved to cities where Assad brutally crushed any protest.
    So Assad, then Obama and now Putin have all responded to climate change and peak oil by dropping bombs. Putin’s apparent competence may bring some stability but Syria will still be climate changed and resource depleted.

    Those fleeing are people who chose not to become violent. Many are farmers. We in the West should welcome them. I hope my fellow Canadians will treat them as well as my ancestors were treated by Canada’s First Nations people.

  26. BackRowHeckler October 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    Today Russian jets crossed into Turkish airspace; Turks announced if it happens again they wil be shot down. Turkey has requested from the US the return of patriot missiles, which were removed some years back

    i think before too long we will be seeing aircraft being shot from the sky, be it Russian, American or French.

    Also, Russia stated its intentions to bring troops from Crimea and eastern Ukraine into Syria, ethnic Ukrainians in Russian uniforms.

    Folks, this is getting serious.

    Also, completely overshadowed. there is trouble in the West Bank, settlers being stabbed to death, and Palestinians being shot down.

    Where’s all this headed? Do we have the leadership to handle these existential events, like, say, Lincoln in 1861, FDR in 1942, Truman in 1945? Is Obama up to it, is he the man of destiny?


    • malthuss October 6, 2015 at 2:03 am #

      Israel and Nukes, etc

      Andrea Ostrov Letania,


      A reasonable review of the spying and willful treason that took place during the Manhattan Project and the years shortly after the war will recognize one overarching fact. There were approximately 18 members of various spy rings that betrayed the US and helped to advance Bolshevism.
      All but one, were Jewish. Of the original 38 members of the first Soviet politburo following the execution of the Czar and family, all but 2 were Jewish. The Rosenbergs have been hailed as champions of whatever, since the day they were executed.
      This has been directed and enabled by the same MSM that forces the cancer of liberalism down the throats of Americans on a daily basis

      Jews who spread hysteria about Iran’s nuclear program want us to see Rosenberg as a poor victim?
      Jews who spread hysteria about Iraq led to the utter destruction of that country.
      Jews did the same to Libya and Syria.
      Jews also re-ignited the ‘new cold war’ by making Putin out to be ‘new hitler’ cuz Russia doesn’t have ‘gay parades’. Talk about hysterics.
      Jews also spread anti-white hysteria with ‘white privilege’ crap and stuff like UVA rape hoax.
      But these rabid and virulent Jew Supremacists dare lecture others about ‘hysteria’?
      (Oh, check out the anti-German and anti-Japanese propaganda during WWII. Jews went over-the-top with that one, spreading lies that the enemy was about to conquer the mainland.)
      Btw, Jonathan Pollard is about to be released. Jewish Supremacism means Jews are above the law.
      This is really about Jewish Power. It’s all about tribalism.
      If Rosenberg was a wife of Nazi sympathizer, there would be none of this.
      What we are all the Palestinians who’d been maligned and killed by hysterical Zionist supremaciss..


      The Rosenberg and they spy ring they belonged to gave the USSR effectively three years of free R&D in a period when military and nuclear technology were advancing by leaps and bounds.
      I am looking former to the rehabilitation of the following characters:
      Jonathan Pollard. Provided Israel with so much top secret and highly classified material it led one Israeli intelligence officer to complain about “stuff we don’t want and don’t need”. Israel was mostly interested in two things: targeting data for the US Navy nuclear arsenal (to be used to target their own Jericho missiles at the USSR) and anything that could be traded with the Soviets to improve relationships between the two countries.
      The sad part about all this Pollard malarky is the Israeli later bragged they “didn’t even have to pay him much”. He probably got far less than Walker, whose whole spy ring probably cost the KGB less than a million dollar in 1980 money.

      Pollard was an overenthusiastic pro-Israeli Jew who had previously attempted joining the Mossad: a note from the Mossad post he went to simply said “He’s crazy. Don’t take him”.
      Pollard was not recruited by the Mossad (in those years they had a strict policy of not recruiting Jewish foreign nationals because “It would be akin to hiring a Communist Party member to spy for the Soviet Union”) but by LAKAM, a very black ops unit inside the IDF which is chiefly tasked with nuclear intelligence.
      Little is known that Pollard’s recruiter and handler was Colonel Aviem Sella, the military officer who planned and led the strike against the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak due to his deep knowledge in nuclear intelligence.
      Sella was both a member of LAKAM and one of Israel’s handful of elite pilots trained in performing nuclear strikes. During the Yom Kippur War he had sat for hours in his Kurnass (F4 heavy fighter) with a nuclear bomb and full fuel tanks waiting for the order to turn the Arabs into radioactive dust until Golda Meir rescinded Moshe Dyan’s orders. He bagged Pollard pretty much the second the American learned who he was.
      The FBI knew perfectly well who Sella was and attempted apprehending him but the Israeli spirited him back to motherland the second they understood Pollard had compromised himself.
      It must be said the Israeli leadership knew perfectly well they had a “penetration of the American intelligence system” but they simply could not believe a single low level analyst could obtain so much sensitive material so easily. They were convinced LAKAM and the Mossad had at very least three operatives in Washington and spreading misinformation.

      More at TakisMag.

  27. wpa--ccc October 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    13 space needle
    10 car capital

  28. pequiste October 6, 2015 at 12:46 am #

    According to Russian Defense Minister, S. Lavrov, Russian “volunteer” ground troops are en-route to their engagement in the Mesopotamian madness that “The Decider” and his daddy, G.H.W. Bush, started, can you believe it, 25 years ago?!

    Ups the ante much more than just a bombing campaign which by itself is mighty worrisome with all those fighters and drones focusing ordnance on all those Jihadis.

    Putin is much to smart to keep his war machine in low gear – he is going to get ‘er done in style. And then leave with some very nice , fixed up port and aerodrome facilities on the Syrian coast.

    I personally hope they (the Russkies) show no quarter to the nice folks at ISIS and kill all of them with the bacon flavored napalm they deserve.

    Russians play chess, Americans (usually) play poker and Obama plays golf and basketball. Score a huge smackdown to Vlad on this coup-de-main.

    Jim please. pretty please, consider going global with your message of cynical, irreverent and insightful analysis : Clusterfuck Planet!

  29. Cold N. Holefield October 6, 2015 at 6:33 am #

    Pequiste said: Putin is much to smart to keep his war machine in low gear – he is going to get ‘er done in style. And then leave with some very nice , fixed up port and aerodrome facilities on the Syrian coast.

    Buck, remember from last thread I nominated your comment for comment of the year? This is why. It was so funny because it was so true and unabashedly in your face. Or “their” face.

    The contradiction is so stark, isn’t it? Allegedly, or so the theory goes, with collapse, things will start to disintegrate — things like institutions and then the Nation-States that are supported by those institutions. JHK has hammered this home from the very beginning of his online presence and even before that presence, yet, and this is the ironical contradiction, despite that theory, Superman in the form of Vlad Putin is capable of reversing that trend in his favor wherever and whenever he damn well pleases because he’s……well, because he’s Superman and survival types and doomsayers have a huge hard-on for him even though they so badly want the collapse that never comes. I mean, which is it? Do they want the collapse they’ve been clamoring for all these long years that never seems to cooperate with their wishes, or do they want to suck Putin’s dick in public for the cognitively able amongst us to involuntarily witness the sad, submissive spectacle? They can’t have it both ways. I wish they would get a hotel room already. Vlad can spring for it — he has all that dough stashed away for just such occasions.

    • pequiste October 6, 2015 at 8:31 am #

      I’m miffed here Cold.

      I do not understand your comment and intent.

      Fellatio performed on Superman? An old girlfriend said she would never do that because the ejaculation, she thought, would be so powerful it would blow the back of her head off.

      Putin is not Superman , but a very smart, powerful, nationalist leader who, I think will keep his friend and client Assad in office by using all means short of WWIII to make a new political and military arrangement in the Near East. Hello Iran.

      By the way – yes, it is “too” not “to” of course, but tired typing at 1AM tends to typos.

      Please advise if you quoted me because you like/agree with what I said or you think it is nonsense/dumb/hallucinogen induced. Inside jokes and comments, as with “Buck” in this instance, can be so, well, high school.,

      I would appreciate it. Thanks.

    • Buck Stud October 6, 2015 at 10:09 am #

      Yes lol…

      I also note the irony. For example, how ironic that on a Peak Oil blog, Russia, a country highly dependent on oil revenue, is being touted by some as THE future superpower. Although Russia will gather power and position in the short term because of their oil exporting status, I have to think that a nation dependent on oil exports may not be sitting so pretty long erm–if in fact, peak oil declarations prove to be true.

      Nonetheless, and to garner some perspective, does Russia’s GDP even equal that of California? It certainly does not equal California plus Texas or California plus New York.

      So “Superman” may have a big chest and a turbulent cape, but in comparison to the heels he nips at, a very small wallet. Them’s just the facts, ma’am.

      • Buck Stud October 6, 2015 at 10:37 am #

        I also have to believe that not a few analysts/ big wigs at the Pentagon are relishing the latest Russian military excursion. As they say in athletics, it’s “scouting” material.

        Whenever “showtime” ultimately arrives, the ‘unmarked term’ or undefined mystery, ‘marks’ itself, thus losing some of the inherent power engendered by mystery, speculation and the sheer power of curious imaginations to elevate that which it does not yet comprehend.

        Mystery and the unknown result it in a greater generality and implicit power because it is not yet marked. For example, the mobility and versatility of the term “man” and all of its derivative offshoots–“mankind” “chairman” “spokesman”–in relation to a marked term such as “woman” is a result of its generality.

        I’m probably severely straining a semiotic metaphor here and yet my original main point I believe to be valid: The Pentagon brass is relishing the scouting material.

        • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm #


          And all the Putin-asssuckers here who are slavishly devoted to their Russian Master

          may be in for a startling surprise with the e-KGB spy falls on his sword.

          Boo Hoo.

  30. Cold N. Holefield October 6, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    BackRowHeckler said: Turks announced if it happens again they wil be shot down.

    Turkey isn’t going to shoot anything down. That’s a whole load of bullshit and bluster. Moon of Alabama blog at the link below snuffed out the origin of this non-starter airspace controversy. The West is behind it — egging Turkey on. I described the complaint thusly.


    Pardon the politically incorrect expression, but this is so “gay” on the part of the West, it’s pathetic. It’s tantamount to a football player complaining to the refs that an opposing player stepped on his toe. Just who is The West appealing to with this desperate propaganda at this point? Those who have never cared anyway and haven’t a clue and never will certainly can’t be the audience, and everyone within and around the realm of political power knows the score even if they don’t know the game, so what’s the point? It just makes them look so utterly feckless and pussified. But, what do you expect literally months after the White House was awash in rainbow colors? This, that’s what. Pettiness on steroids. “Ref, he stepped on my toe and muddied my pretty pink shoes. He doesn’t care about the victims of breast cancer.”

    • BackRowHeckler October 6, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      Good job finding that link, Cold.

      I hadn’t seen that anywhere else.



    • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

      Just using that word “Gay” to describe what you did

      clearly identifies you a the homophobe that your are.

      Do you have a problem with your sexuality?

      • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

        “clearly identifies you as the homophobe that you are”

        not to mention that you are a supreme bigot.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:21 am #

          It’s a phrase that arose from the folk mind. The Folk have perceived how clueless, silly, and petty most Gays are, thus the word.

  31. Cold N. Holefield October 6, 2015 at 6:43 am #

    RobRhodes said: The mess in Syria is caused by climate change and resource depletion.

    No it’s not. But it is a precursor and an example of what will ultimately happen when the oil starts to run out and the overextended populations of the desert Middle East can no longer sustain — including Israel. Maybe the Global Elite just wanted to be preemptive. Maybe Syria’s a trial run. Gearing up for The Real Thing.

  32. FincaInTheMountains October 6, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    As the practice and experience show, the United States are highly resistant to defeats and none of them is considered final. Suffice it to recall how quickly US moved in 2013 from Syria (where Russia has blocked planned intervention and the displacement of Assad – the chemical weapons story) to Ukraine (where the coup, thanks to the cowardice and treachery of Yanukovych, has succeeded).

    And just as at the end of summer – early autumn 2015 in Ukraine has been reached the military and diplomatic deadlock, the stakes were again transferred to Syria and the United States re-engaged in the preparation of the intervention, again blocked by Russia.

    You can with absolute certainty tell that today the United States’ elites do not think about the search for geopolitical compromise (supporters of non-aggressive policy there are in the absolute minority), but about where and how to respond to Russia with a painful kick back.

    And here there are four critical points:

    1. Ukraine and Moldova – In Chisinau continues the local “Maidan”, which at any moment could dramatically change the political landscape of this state. In Ukraine, the “Right Sector” after the start of the blockade of the Crimea has already stated their readiness to join with the Moldovan radicals to expand the zone of blockade o Transnistria.

    2. Caucasus – Frozen Karabakh’ conflict can be defrosted at any time

    3. Middle Asia – Afghan Taliban came to the border with Tajikistan, and at any moment can come into contact with the Russian troops stationed there.

    4. Byelorussia – In Belarus presidential elections will be held October 11. It is election time is always used by the organizers of “color” revolutions.


  33. FincaInTheMountains October 6, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    CNN: Russia “stepping up its ground activity” in Syria

    It’s believed the Russians are positioning the weapons to be able to support a Syrian ground offensive, the officials said.

    The equipment includes several piece of artillery, as well as four BM-30 multiple-launch rocket systems — all considered to be highly accurate weapons. The latter is capable of rapid-fire rocket launches.

    The officials also said that Russia has moved electronic jamming equipment into Syria. Both a truck-mounted system and a number of pods that can go on aircraft have been observed. This could potentially give the Russians the ability to jam electronics of coalition aircraft.


  34. FincaInTheMountains October 6, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    Obama has declared a trade war with China in the vast Pacific Ocean

    Washington and Brussels are far from creating a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – TTIP, although earlier this union was considered important from the point of view of the global dominance of American and European corporations. The “Diesel scandal” with the Volkswagen Group showed the depth of the US-German antagonism. Instead of co-operation, Americans could fine Germans up to $18 billion – a fantastic sum by the standards of private business.

    So America goes into Asia, challenging not only the single European currency, but the Yuan, which until the end of 2015 plans to enter the multi-currency basket of the International Monetary Fund. US President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are rejoicing. October 5 at Atlanta 12 Pacific states signed an agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership – TPP, which is intended to contain the economic power of Beijing in ASEAN and APEC.

    From now on, the share of TPP, which includes the US, Japan, Australia, Brunei, Vietnam, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Chile, accounts for 40% of global industrial production. The TPP geographically resembles “Anaconda”, which surrounds the Pacific Ocean for the subsequent suffocation.
    We are talking about globalization North American Free Trade Zone (NAFTA), established under the auspices of Washington in 1994 with Mexico City and Ottawa.

    TPP countries accounts for 59% of US engineering exports, the total amount of which is estimated at $56 billion.
    Obama: “Over 95% of our potential customers live outside of the US national territory, so we cannot allow countries like China to write rules for the global economy.”

    Obama made a move that everybody were waiting from him. In a situation where the Middle East is destroyed, while the EU plays its own game, US global dominance is only possible in alliance with the Asian powers, which are experiencing the pressures of China.


  35. FincaInTheMountains October 6, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    “does Russia’s GDP even equal that of California? It certainly does not equal California plus Texas or California plus New York” == Buck

    You’re probably right, Buck – in terms of dollars, not in terms of real production. When the the price of ruble drops for no good reason almost to half of its value, so does the GDP.

    It is all consequences of playing by Washington Consensus rules of the paper game, which I believe is not going to last much longer.

  36. FincaInTheMountains October 6, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Die Welt: The flow of refugees will force the West to recognize the Crimea and the Donbass

    To escape from the consequences of the bloody chaos in the Middle East, the Western countries will have to negotiate even with the devil himself – including President Putin. However, this would probably force them to recognize Russia’s position on the Crimea and Donbas. Looks like Europe, has suddenly appeared weak and insignificant, there is simply no other choice.


  37. Cold N. Holefield October 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    BackRowHeckler said: Good job finding that link, Cold. I hadn’t seen that anywhere else. Thanks.

    The place is riddled with Russophiles, Crypto-Marxists ( I don’t know what this is but it sounds good) and FSB Cyber Patrol Goons, but the author, despite his readership and commentators, usually has some pretty decent, but certainly biased and slanted, analysis. The comment section is inundated with a bunch of limp wrists waiting in line to suck Putin’s cock. NSA posts there. Go figure.

    • nsa October 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      Nope……must be another NSA.

  38. wpa--ccc October 6, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    Russia is a minor regional power. Putin is desperate for attention. Getting sucked into a quagmire will not be good for Russia’s economy or Putin’s future.

    • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

      Kudos to you.

      Putin is clearly the Boy Scout Troop Leader that most of his asskissers on this forum are in most need of.

      They can’t stand the thought of Obama, so they genuflect to the Dictator of the Week, Putin.

      If Putin were POTUS, he would have your asses in a vice-grip that you would NEVER tolerate.

      Best to worship the Great Leader from afar, than confront the leader you have.

      Good Luck, pussies.

  39. ozone October 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm #

    Silly? Yes, but a very dangerous and fatal kind of silly. As we often holler in incredulous horror here: “You can’t make this shit up!”


    And, here’s one for The Folks (i.e. Obomba’s weekly, “Hi Folks”.) Simply stick to the handy bullet points and all is done and dusted without having to do any of that thinking stuff! As we’ve heard ‘from someone somewhere’, thinking is hard.


    Well, I know, it’s easier to hear it from the media blab-faces than to read it, but I thought you’d like to know what your gov’t wishes you to believe, so that you can remain a productive citizen and a reliable voter. (Reading is hard but maybe it’s good to practice doing it in rare instances. Not *too* much now; it gets in the way of valuable teevee viewing time…)

    -Beevis “TPP for my bunghole!”

    • ozone October 7, 2015 at 10:42 am #

      Just a bit further down-thread, you will see (and maybe even begin to understand) the tactic of distraction and obfuscation that lets the lifeblood and any chance of common resolve out of this comment section. Careful what you write, ‘folks’; you will open yourself to paid artistes who pretend to “have issues” with what you think, but are, instead, practitioners of steering discussions into dark closets of diseased minds where emotional buttons are in abundance. I find it abhorrent, and I believe they find it ‘fun’. If you can’t find it in your imagination to conceive of this (“Why would my government do this to me?”), then you’ve come into the Long Emergency gravely crippled and will, without doubt, become foremost of its victims. (Which would be perfectly okay with the distortionists; they feel they’ll be protected/rewarded for their service to the empire.)
      Paranoid? You bet yer fuggin’ boots. Why shouldn’t I be? (…I ask those *not* of the obvious cadre of bamboozlers.)

      • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

        Thank you Zone. I am just a humble artisan more than an artiste. But puncturing balloons of humbug is fun I must admit. The Lulz! And no one blows bigger balloons than you.

        As I have told you before, the State hates White Nationalism and would not and does not support my point of view. Why would it? Yeah Ok, the confusion – but they can utterly confuse without supporting an Agenda they loathe.

        I implore you to reconsider: local means either one race from the get go, or one race later as everyone blends in. Why do you imagine otherwise? Diversity means separation – as a water colorist doesn’t let the colors on his palette run together. And Nature loves specialization in response to environment, right? So why are you against Nature?

  40. Cold N. Holefield October 6, 2015 at 5:38 pm #

    Thanks, but I don’t read Orlov. Why isn’t he back in Russia right now where he belongs? If he hates America so much, even though America’s been better to him than Russia ever would have been, and he loves his Mother Russia so much, what’s keeping him from joining his tribe? Dmitry, your people need you. In such troubling times on the eve of Armageddon, it’s best to be with your blood. Your blood is in Russia, Dmitry. Be with your Russian brothers and sisters in these last moments. It’s the right thing to do.

    • ozone October 6, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

      You’ve just blurted one of The Folks favorite memes like you’d just discovered gold! (Now you silly too.)

      • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:16 am #

        So you think it’s good to hang out with aliens just to prove your own superior morality and cool?

        You’ve just blurted out the absurd secret of your life.

        • ZrCrypDiK October 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

          You *guise*! You must admit, however – “they” must soon show their cards – ala BID or FOLD. My great grandparents came over in ’98 from the Mother Land Orlov holds so close…

    • CancelMyCard October 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm #


      Orloff is a complete and utter hypocrite.

      He enjoys the wonderful life he has here in the US,
      He wants to show us how he loves Mother Russia

      By not going there any more.

      Suck on Putin’s d**k, Dimitry

      • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:44 am #

        Same thing with the guy who wrote Deer Hunting with Jesus. He was the darling of the Liberals for betraying his people – so he pretended to still love and respect them even as he trashed them to the jeering Libmob.

  41. MisterDarling October 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    @ Malthuss:

    “Its true Israel has nukes, MD, but they’ve never threatened anybody with them, or even publicly acknowledge that they exist.


    Well, I responded to your unsupported assertion with a fact-based one-liner and you’ve responded twice since then, and in *all-capitals*, so I can tell you’ve got strong feelings about the issue.


    Since this is an emotional issue for you I need to state that I was raised by a European WW2 vet _from day one_ to hate the Nazi Terror and anything that looks like it, and to understand (pragmatically) that Israel or some place like it must exist. Jews were in Europe for >900 & _never truly accepted_. The upshot of that long-term hostility is something I don’t need to belabor… [*]

    Do I want to know more about the subject, Malthuss? Possibly, if it comes from a reliable source – but that doesn’t seem to be you, since you lost track of the fact that I _never_ said that Israel made nuclear threats. That seems like a tangent or intentional misdirection.

    After all, threats are completely unnecessary if everyone knows Israel has nukes, refuses to comment about whether they have them BUT also has a plethora of mouthpieces lauding the fact that Israel has them and “never” threatens to use them – while demonstrating extremely bellicose behavior all over the world – leaving no one any doubt that they would use them, while vehemently opposing any other regional players having them (the ‘Begin Doctrine’).That way Israel gets the best passive-aggressive position it can, doesn’t it? Pretty cool beans, from a diplomatic standpoint, no?

    Here’s the first of several links to help with your research of this topic:



    = The obligatory wiki-reference… ‘gotta start somewhere’. Take note of the fact that the Russians knew about them all the back in 1973. Also note the fact that Israel tried to sell South Africa nukes in the late 1980’s…

    — — —

    [*] The fact that the Jewish people were part of Europe for a thousand years and discriminated against and persecuted the entire time – culminating in Hitler’s reign – should say something about the advisability of settling Muslims en-masse in Europe today… To rational persons at any rate. I’m not holding out much hope for some of our CFN’ers though.

    • elysianfield October 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

      Permit me to repeat a story told by the comedian Anthony Jeselnick…

      ” My mother was very anti-Semitic, and a vociferous holocaust denier. After years of being embarrassed by the old woman, her now-adult children and friends decided to have an intervention.
      They brought in an old, grizzled Rabi, and he sat her down and began to speak…. He spent hours outlining the history of the Jews, the pogroms, the diaspora, the fight for a safe homeland, and yes, the holocaust. He spoke at length of the many qualities of the “tribe”, and, after several hours on this topic, he got up and left, as did the majority of the intervention. After all the guests had left, the son entered the living room and saw his mother, seated, bent over, with her head in her hands…she seemed to want to say something, and he leaned down, and his mother said, in barely a whisper…’I can’t believe the holocaust happened…only once’….

      • elysianfield October 6, 2015 at 10:11 pm #


        • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:46 am #

          Yes, my son?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:14 am #

      So you think the real danger is Europeans oppressing Muslims? That’s shows an insane disconnect from reality and a sickening commitment to political correctness – a philosophy of masochistic insanity. You are lost in a hall of distorting mirrors. You think your own distorted faces are normal because your fellow travelers are in the same hall and distorted in the same way.


    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:52 am #

      In other words, Jews can do no wrong a priori in regards to Non-Jews. Thus you are not only in favor of Pollard being released, you don’t think he should have ever been charged.

      What other conclusion can one come to from your ignoring the gist of Malthus’ post; instead focusing on one line in order to redirect it, making it about “Nazis” instead?

      Are you a Crypto? The a priori stuff is straight Ben Gurion, Ariel Sharon, Chabad Lubavitch – the Talmud in other words. Or are you just s stooge who knows which side his bread is buttered on and unable to bear the cognitive dissonance, just inwardly surrendered to the Jewish world view as the only moral one?

  42. Frankiti October 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    Since the overt obviousness has so many confused…The United States is Saudi Arabia’s client state. The Sauds want Assad to go. The Sauds want Russia, Assad’s ally, and their gas and oil to go. There Sauds support sunnis be it ISIL or others. The Sauds want Iran preoccupied with all that is not quiet on their western front with sunni ISIL in Iraq. The US want the Sauds, in a very unstable part of the world, to be a stable energy provider for a large part of the world. The US also wants the Sauds to play nicely with the Israelis. The Sauds want the US to help keep the common enemy, Iran, in check. The Sauds would have preferred that the US oust Assad, but, there is Russia… and Russia doesn’t listen to Sauds, Israelis, or Americans… they lookout for their own industry… not about to let the Sauds destroy their oil and gas apparatus as they did the yankee pushovers and their frackers… the Sauds crushing the frackers was a little treat for the client dictator, Soetoro

    • elysianfield October 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

      Nice strategic overview….

      • elysianfield October 6, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

        Call it an executive summary….

      • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:55 am #

        Frank still believes in “moderate rebels”, or pretends to….

    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 1:54 am #

      Nice redirection. America is controlled by Zionists not Muslims. The Saudis are in bed with the same people.

      • Frankiti October 7, 2015 at 5:44 am #

        Ever think as to why the Israelis clamor for so much influence over the US foreign policy? Knowing that the US power-players are in bed with the Sauds and that the Sauds have undue influence over US involvement in the region surely keeps a few people up at night, that and the US arming them in a return on dollars for oil scheme. Funny how spring will never, ever come to a large part of the Arabian peninsula.

        • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

          Clamor? They have it. And with they it said they would destabilize every Muslim Country in the Middle East as per Project for a New American Century in “America” said and “Securing the Realm”, an Israeli paper opined. And? And they’re trying to do it. But it’s not going so well now, is it? Sorry!

          As I think you know, some of the same people worked in both groups. So much for American Sovereignty. But sure, White Americans in the War Industry have made out fabulously. The rest of us, not at all. Are such War Profiteers really Americans when the War does not benefit America?

  43. MisterDarling October 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

    @ Malthuss:

    Link [2/3]:

    “One of the world’s worst kept secrets”


    Take-Away excerpt:

    “The policy of never publicly confirming what a scholar once called one of the world’s “worst-kept secrets” dates from a political deal between the United States and Israel in the late 1960s. Its consequence has been to help Israel maintain a distinctive military posture in the Middle East while avoiding the scrutiny—and occasional disapprobation—applied to the world’s eight acknowledged nuclear powers.”

    Stay Tuned !


  44. MisterDarling October 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm #

    @ Malthuss:

    Non-threatening? Really?


    “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.”-prof Creveld, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Were professor Creveld’s statements ever officially disavowed? I haven’t seen that documentation.


    • nsa October 6, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

      The central purpose is to blackmail europe…..everyone knows that.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 2:02 am #

      When do we start the blockade and embargoes? The UN has condemned them, what is our issue? Could it be that they control World Finance? Could it be that White Nationalism and Paleo Conservatism have been right all along – and everyone else wrong?

  45. wpa--ccc October 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm #

    Memo to John Ellis Bush:

    “Your problems go well beyond polling. For starters, you don’t seem to want the job. You’re not as politically adroit as others in the race—a charge that could never be made against McCain. And by using all that cash you’ve raised to tear down the other plausible nominees while simultaneously reminding everyone of your brother’s failed presidency, your continued presence on the campaign trail will likely wind up helping the other side.

    So just go home, Jeb. There’s no dishonor in leaving politics behind.”


    Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: It’s Time to Drop Out

    Jeb, this isn’t working. You’re a bad candidate, and all you’re going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 2:16 am #

      He’s a punk and you supported him. Glad you wised up. Poor Columbia! She deserves a better man.

  46. Q. Shtik October 6, 2015 at 11:58 pm #


    At your urging I borrowed Nightcrawler from my local library today and watched it. Excellent. Didn’t notice where that line you quoted appeared. Lou was a genuine psychopath (or is it sociopath?).

    On my way to/from the library I noticed many of my towns Jews out on foot which seemed odd for a Tuesday. I later Googled and found that today was the last of the 7 day “Sukkot” festival. And sure enough I counted 9 different individuals walking in the street when there were perfectly adequate sidewalks available. I’m talking regularly traveled town streets, not some little entryway into a cul de sac.

    In one case 3 young people (20 somethings), 2 women and one man stood exactly in the middle of the street chatting. At the sound of my oncoming car they moved slowly toward the curb.

    Another case was 2 women pushing a baby stroller IN THE STREET. Can one of our Jewish commenters here (Beantown? Finca? Whoever?) please shed some light on this phenomenon for me?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 2:12 am #

      Maybe try this ask the Rabbi site. Good luck. Let us know if you find out. I feel like Herod asking the Wise Men. Please don’t go back to your country another way.


      • wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 2:25 am #

        “Maybe try this ask the Rabbi site.”

        Why not just ask one of them, face to face in a non-threatening way, to explain why they are walking in the street instead of walking on the sidewalk?

        • Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

          They would probably start to scream about being persecuted. You have to realize the kind of world we’re living in. I sometimes used to watch the Hasids do public rituals in the streets that I helped pay for. They would glower but knew they couldn’t tell me to get lost.

    • malthuss October 7, 2015 at 2:14 am #

      The ones I saw were on the sidewalks.

  47. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 2:22 am #

    “I borrowed Nightcrawler from my local library today and watched it.” –Q

    Wonderful, Q., that you are utilizing a socialistic institution like the public library. From each according to tax bracket, to each according to need.

    Nightcrawler is available for streaming on Netflix.

    “Nightcrawler pushes its cynicism about ratings-hungry news outlets so hard that it frequently crosses the line into overly blunt caricature. Unlike Network, which has often been similarly criticized, Louis’ rise up the ranks of bottom-feeders doesn’t function as black comedy—when Russo’s Faye Dunaway-style career woman candidly informs Louis that she’s looking for stories that will reinforce affluent white viewers’ fear of minorities, she comes across as just repulsively pragmatic rather than grandiosely inhuman. Toward the end, Gilroy loses faith in the audience’s intelligence and starts clonking us on the head, writing dialogue that doubles as a thesis statement and engineering Louis’ behavior in ways that serve the message instead of the story. It’s as if Tatum had graduated from keeping some poor slob trapped in a cave (so he can milk the story) to pushing people down mine shafts.” –Mike D’Angelo


    • Cold N. Holefield October 7, 2015 at 7:07 am #

      This is precisely why reviews aren’t even worth a grain of salt. Was the movie perfect? Hardly. But what is? Nothing is, except for you wpa. Your pristine astroturf reminds me of Splendor in the Grass — another great movie.

  48. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 5:34 am #

    Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

    A separate cause of US hysteria in response to Federation’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria is the unexpectedly high level of technical equipment of Russian troops.

    I give you one example. More than 50 Federation’s aircraft were relocated to Syria. More than 2 thousand men were carried by transport aircraft. And none of the vaunted NATO radar in Turkey, Bulgaria and other countries recorded that. Today, when Russian pilots are working there, the Americans do not see them. Federation has formed such a system of technical cover the Pentagon just been thrown into hysteria – we see them, they don’t. It is clear that their plans were ruined.

    Against the background of the events of the last week, the efforts of American-led anti-ISIS coalition look ridiculous. The only tangible results of the raids were two excavators hit in the desert.

    Hey, Buck, how is quadrillions of American GDP helps that little problem?

    The face of American hysteria:


  49. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    Israel will provide Russia with intelligence information about opposition sites in Syria to facilitate Moscow’s military operations, Channel 2TV has reported. The Israeli network said that a senior delegation of Russian army officials will arrive in Israel on Tuesday to coordinate the military cooperation.

    The delegation will be led by First Deputy Chief of General Staff General Nikolai Bogdanovsky, who will meet his Israeli counterpart, Major-General Yair Golan as well as senior officials in Israeli military intelligence, the air force and the Mossad. Channel 2 noted that the visit follows the meeting between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow three weeks ago.

    According to the media report, Israel will submit more requests to the Russians in exchange for “attractive” offers to facilitate the Russian army’s military operations in Syria. It also revealed that Netanyahu and Putin have agreed on several issue in principle, including a Russian pledge to stop the flow of weapons from Syria to Hezbollah, as well as to allow the Israeli air force to carry out operations freely in Syria, even in areas where the Russian army is stationed on the Syrian coast.


    Good thing that military guys on both side will most likely speak the same language – Russian

  50. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 5:59 am #

    If Russia with such small force will reach a rapid military success, and by the end of the mission will mockingly offer the NATO to share the experience, what all attempts of Alliance’s expansion to the East would be worth?

    How to continue demands to European allies to increase defense spending? How, after all, to maintain over-blown military-industrial complex at the expense of taxpayers? After all, the taxpayer can say, “gentlemen, is it not better you stop the war hysteria, and negotiate to reduce the level of confrontation?”

    Anyway, you can’t handle the Russians. Just making yourself the laughing stock of the world.

  51. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 6:26 am #

    “Nonetheless, and to garner some perspective, does Russia’s GDP even equal that of California? It certainly does not equal California plus Texas or California plus New York.” == Buck

    Courage is not measured in gallons, pounds or trillions of GDP


  52. Cold N. Holefield October 7, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    Israel to provide Russia with intelligence about Syrian opposition

    Israel is treading on some precariously thin ice. There’s no way Vlad’s going to ante up the lost ten to fifteen billion a year donation from America taxpayers when it drops Israel from the payroll for being a traitor. In times of significant pressure, you find out who your friends really are, or if you have any at all. Perhaps this whole Boris of Arabia campaign will help the next POTUS realize just where everybody really stands before he or she tries to right the capsized ship. Israel cozying up to Russia creates a quandary for Western Putin lovers. Many of them are also rabid anti-semites, so they will be caught in a Catch 22. Do they maintain their anti-semitism or is their love of Mother Russia and tyrannical, murderous, ass-kicking dictators so strong that it Trumps (haha) their hatred of Jews? We’ll see. But one thing we know for sure, no matter how much you pretend otherwise, you can’t have that cake and eat it too. Same goes for Israel and that American stipend and de facto protection.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 8:20 am #

      “…that American stipend” == Cold

      Perhaps Israel realizes that America can’t afford it for too long anyway…

  53. Cold N. Holefield October 7, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    Q. Shtik said: At your urging I borrowed Nightcrawler from my local library today and watched it. Excellent. Didn’t notice where that line you quoted appeared. Lou was a genuine psychopath (or is it sociopath?).

    Wow, someone actually took me up on my suggestion. I’m impressed, and I’m glad you appreciated it. Nightcrawler was that director’s first film. The guy hit a homerun at his first at bat, in my opinion.

    The line was delivered when Lou and his lackey were negotiating in the car late in the night while waiting for the killer to exit his condo. Lou’s sidekick earlier in the conversation had asserted that Lou didn’t understand people. Of course, he was wrong — as we know, Lou knows people all too well.

    I learned recently that within professional psychology circles, the term sociopath is seldom if ever used anymore. It’s back to psychopath again. The field of psychology doesn’t see a strong enough distinction amongst those afflicted with this pathology to separate out and label various groups of psychopaths as something distinct.

    • elysianfield October 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

      “I learned recently that within professional psychology circles, the term sociopath is seldom if ever used anymore. It’s back to psychopath again. The field of psychology doesn’t see a strong enough distinction amongst those afflicted with this pathology to separate out and label various groups of psychopaths as something distinct.”

      I’ve always believed that Psychology is not a science, but rather, an art form. Understanding this distinction allows for a margin of forgiveness….

  54. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 1:09 pm #


    Obama is right to support worker unions. Firms with unionized workers have higher retention and higher productivity.

    Multiple studies have confirmed this — and even more evidence shows that unionized firms with workplace practices that give workers input into the production process have the highest productivity, above that of both nonunionized firms and unionized firms without these kinds of workplace practices.

    The bottom line? There’s really not much to claims about unions’ negative impact on businesses.

  55. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

    Federation’s Defense Ministry held a bombardment of ISIS objects from the Caspian Sea from 950 miles away from the targets

    The bombardment targeted plants for the production of shells and explosive devices, command posts and ammunition depots of Islamic State, according to the department’s website. Shooting was conducted from the Caspian Sea at a distance of about 1,500 kilometers.


    • FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

      You almost have to thank the US for providing Putin with such a lovely opportunity to show off his new gadgets.

      • wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

        You can be sure Putin is being watched. That is what he wants, after all. He is desperate for attention.

      • elysianfield October 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

        I could almost agree with you, but then I would be labeled a catamite by the alpha bloggers on the site.

        Remember, when the US first attacked Iraq, all the world’s militaries observed and ,did indeed, suffer shock and awe. Our new “gadgets” were impressive. We are eagerly awaiting Putins new toys, so that we, too, might be brought into high dudgeon…

        …still waiting….

        • FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

          … let you in on a little secret: those cruise missiles fired from Caspian sea are ghosts – not leaving trace on the radar systems – that is why American side was warn in advance with detailed flight plan, so they could try…

          Also, they were fired from small missile ships of project 21631, that could be easily relocated from the Caspian to the Black, White and Baltic Sea using rivers and canals without ever having to go to open ocean.

          Now the mysterious phrase of Comrade Stalin about Moscow being the “Port of 5 Seas” unexpectedly gets a whole new meaning.

          • elysianfield October 7, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

            “those cruise missiles fired from Caspian sea are ghosts – not leaving trace on the radar systems – that is why American side was warn in advance with detailed flight plan, so they could try…”

            Yes, that would be impressive…how do you know that US forces didn’t track them from the launch? Perhaps NSA knows….

  56. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    MSNBC = Make Sure No Bernie Coverage

  57. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    Bernie Sanders is catching Clinton in nationwide polls.
    Bernie Sanders is catching Clinton in fundraising.

    The Vermont Senator doesn’t have to spend money convincing voters he’s honest; only one Democratic candidate has the FBI investigating a server or polls asking about foreign donors.

    … the Independent Senator can win the Democratic nomination.

    Bernie Sanders 2016

  58. Janos Skorenzy October 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    It’s over, Frank. You folks made big plans to use America to conquer the World, but the Folk awakened and now those plans are CANCELED.


    Today is Vladika Vlad’s birthday. Imagine if we had a Leader who had even a fragment of his patriotism and intelligence. He is the Czar, above politics. Maybe if Eastern Europe begs, He will take them back.

    • wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

      “It said they can travel through Syrian checkpoints safely with the leaflet, and the government will give them ‘shelter, food and medical aid’.”

      The Russians messed up by not making the leaflet in the form of a star of David.

      Russia is hurting due to Obama’s sanctions. Putin is distracting attention from domestic economy.

      “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.” — Hermann Goring

    • Frankiti October 9, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

      And who exactly is “you folks”… let me guess, your congenital antagonist?

  59. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm #


    “How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion — mandatory 48-hr waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understands what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because). Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.
    It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and health care, right? I mean, no woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people in seconds, right?”


    • elysianfield October 7, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

      “It makes more sense to do this with young men and guns than with women and health care, right?”

      Let’s don’t and say we did….

      • wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

        You are right. The repeal of the 2nd amendment and the total confiscation of all guns is preferable to the slaughter we have now.

        More Americans have been killed by guns in the United States since 1968 than in all U.S. wars in our history, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, WWW 1, WWW 2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, Iraq War, Afghanistan War, and all the other USA wars (Lebanon, Granada, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, etc.)


        FACT: “More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history.”

  60. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm #

    “There’s no way Vlad’s going to ante up the lost ten to fifteen billion a year donation from America taxpayers…” –Cold

    No problem, Cold. Israel is not receiving that much. Your misinformation is not helping.

    May 28, 2015 – Israel is hoping to receive $4.2-$4.5 billion a year in military aid from the United States for ten years, to counter the threat from Iran…

    Iran is our ally… Iran is fighting against ISIS. ISIS is still considered bad, right? But ISIS is fighting Assad. Assad is still considered bad, right? It gets so confusing from week to week to know who the enemy of the week is. That is why military action is useless. Russia did not learn from Afghanistan. Let Russia get sucked into the Syria quagmire.

    “Mr. Putin had to go into Syria not out of strength, but out of weakness because his client Mr. Assad was crumbling and it was insufficient for him to send arms and money,” Obama said.


  61. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    There are no silver bullets to end GUN violence except total & absolute confiscation. Secretary Clinton’s & Governor O’Malley’s suggestions form a great start which can then be built on as time goes on.

    994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America’s gun crisis looks like


    When no one has guns, police will not need guns either. Too much damn police violence against unarmed civilians.

    • elysianfield October 7, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

      I’ve been told not to be baited by your drivel…I assume you do not believe your own posts, and this alone prevents me from wishing you ill.

      • wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

        Do as you are told. Always obey orders. Look up the word “drivel” and learn to distinguish facts from NRA propaganda. Dismissed.

  62. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 6:21 pm #

    Conservative Beliefs

    1) Everyone has a constitutional right to own arms.

    2) Far left radical Marxists have infiltrated every level of society.

    3) Conclusion: Far left radical Marxist have a right to gun ownership.

    In the same conservative vein… of 2nd amendment gun rights for all: Conversatives support arms ownership for La Raza activists, transexuals, union leaders, undocumented immigrants, Communist Party members, Nation of Islam, al Qaeda of North America, ISIS fighters who have infiltrated our “porous” southern border, Iranian sleeper cells in the USA, Muslims in America, the New Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter members, etc.

    • stelmosfire October 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

      wpa-ccc, aka assoaker. Does everyone not have a right to own arms? How about legs and teeth? In this land it is not a right but a privilege, just as having a drivers license is. Felons and social miscreants cannot own firearms, just as convicted Dwi offenders cannot drive a car legally. Do you really think Dwi offenders will not drive without a license. Guess again. They drive illegally all the time of course. A lunatic with an F-250 could take out dozens on a crowded city sidewalk or a busy schoolyard at recess time. Should we ban cars also, they are deadly as you in your infinite wisdom must know. A gun is a tool, as is a hammer, which also can of course be very deadly. No more hammers I guess. How about a crazy person running madly through a mall yielding a scimitar at Christmas time? You know the saying of course ” Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

      • seawolf77 October 8, 2015 at 9:12 am #

        How about a bazooka? Or a tank? Or a battleship? Perhaps a B-2 bomber? ICBM anyone? All of these things are weapons. Their only function is to kill and destroy and make profits for the people and companies that make them. Did any of us become safer because 3,000,000 Vietnamese people died. Or 1,500,000 Iraqis? I wonder how many people would pull out their gun and start shooting at a mass shooter. I mean it’s one thing to carry a gun, it’s quite another to shoot it at another person, especially if that other person is shooting back. That’ll flat rattle some people.

  63. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm #

    After the humiliation in Syria, Obama very urgently needed a public relations victory, and he got it.

    Signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement – is the undisputed success of American diplomacy and very painful blow to Chinese interests.

  64. FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    A further scheme of events is simple: armed with cheap credit, and just larger and richer, American corporations will squeeze out of the market weaker competitors and Supranational Corporate Tribunals will protect their interests so that the victim country not be able to protect their producers by means of legislation.

    The mechanism has already been tested in other trade agreements, and works flawlessly. For example, cigarette manufacturers have sued the local authorities of the Australian Canberra when they attempted to oblige tobacco companies to place stickers with warnings about the dangers of smoking.

    Washington thus will delay the collapse of its economy and make sure that the markets of the countries participating in Trans-Pacific Partnership won’t go to China.

    • russ October 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

      “…Washington thus will delay the collapse of its economy…”

      Correct. And as you point out, weaker corporate competitors will be forced out. But sadly, local interests in the U.S. that would like to get off the corporate train to doomsville will also be attacked. Local interests that would like to see a resurrection of local food growing and processing on a sustainable scale will no doubt be attacked by the suppliers of GMOs who will argue that local organic food growing efforts could impact their profits. And the tribunals will make every effort to squash (no food pun intended) local food raising interests.

      Too bad, because growing more things locally and processing them locally is the one measure that could create thousands upon thousands of local jobs.

      Any Congress critter that votes for such things as the TPP should be hounded from office, for the simple reason that a vote for TPP totally negates any reason to even pretend to hear a voice of the people. Instead, the whole thing is made a matter of short-term corporate profits, and the life of the land and the voice of the people will both be sucked dry in short order.

  65. wpa--ccc October 7, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    “Obama very urgently needed a public relations victory, and he got it.” –Finca

    Yes, Obama is a winner, an historic president, and an effective president, in spite of traitors like Rush Limbaugh and Republicans who said on day one: We want him to fail. But Obama won, in domestic and foreign policy and trade arenas… in all arenas Obama has won.

    The TPP protects the environment. It includes the most robust and enforceable standards on the environment of any trade agreement in history. That includes standards that protect and conserve iconic species, like rhinos and tigers; that promote long-term conservation of marine life, like whales, dolphins, and sea turtles; that combat wildlife trafficking, illegal logging, and illegal fishing; and that protect the marine environment from shipping pollution.


    • FincaInTheMountains October 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

      Oh, puleeeze!

    • Buck Stud October 8, 2015 at 12:59 am #

      Yesterday you were touting Bernie Sanders and today you are touting the TPP which Sanders vehemently opposes. You sure do contain multitudes, WPAsoka.

      • wpa_ccc October 8, 2015 at 10:31 am #

        Buck, I am not a one-issue voter. Bernie has also made some pro-gun votes I do not agree with, but overall the INDEPENDENT Bernie makes more sense than ANY of the other candidates of the two major parties.

        You appear to be touting also.

        1700, thieves’ cant, “to act as a lookout, spy on,” from Middle English tuten “to peep, peer,” probably from a variant of Old English

        Ozone is touting on Turkey. I tout, you tout, we all tout (except for P4W who appears to be touted out)

        Things are getting better in the world as a whole. There is less violence now than at any time in world history. Worldwide, about five to 10 times as many people die in police-blotter homicides as die in wars. And in most of the world, the rate of homicide has been sinking. The Great American Crime Decline of the 1990s, which flattened out at the start of the new century, resumed in 2006, and, defying the conventional wisdom that hard times lead to violence, proceeded right through the recession of 2008 and up to the present.

        In a historically unprecedented development, the number of interstate wars (war defined as more than 1,000 soldiers killed) has plummeted since 1945, and the most destructive kind of war, in which great powers or developed states fight each other, has vanished altogether. Today the world rarely sees a major naval battle, or masses of tanks and heavy artillery shelling each other across a battlefield. The end of the Cold War also saw a steep reduction in the number of armed conflicts of all kinds, including civil wars.

        The Islamic State will not expand into a pan-Islamic caliphate, and it is unlikely to persist over the long term with so many states allied against it. Its ideology and politics are loathed throughout most of the Islamic world; even al-Qaida has excommunicated the movement for being too extreme. The extremists thus lack the mass popular support that is necessary for fighting the kind of “people’s war” that proved successful in places like China and Vietnam.

        The Islamic State, moreover, lacks the conventional military capabilities needed to overthrow a heavily defended Baghdad. It has minimal armor, long-range artillery, sophisticated rocketry, and air power, and only a rudimentary air defense system. The Islamists’ remarkable sweep through northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 occurred mainly because hapless Iraqi soldiers, abandoned by officers with no loyalty to the Shiite regime, chose not to fight.

        There is a lot of alarmist Chicken-Little behavior on CFN, but they are NOT coming to take your guns, we are NOT going to be rounded up and put into FEMA camps, WalMarts are NOT connected by underground tunnels, the sky is NOT falling, immigrants are NOT a negative influence, John Ellis Bush is NOT going to become president, and the world economy is NOT poised to collapse.


  66. elysianfield October 7, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

    Drivel…”to be silly in a manner of speech, to utter in an infantile or imbecilic fashion…Foolish talk…Twaddle…. Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary…5th Edition.

    I do not listen to the NRA…I AM the NRA…life member since 1969.

    • wpa--ccc October 8, 2015 at 12:04 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Elysian.

      I guess you never tire of hearing the refrain: “They are coming to take your guns away!” That was the message from this past weekend’s annual NRA Convention. In fact, it’s the same message we have heard for years from the NRA. And just as it has been in the past, as it was this weekend, that message is a lie.

      No one in the Obama administration or any Democratic administration has ever tried to take law-abiding citizens guns away. Even when President Bill Clinton signed into law the assault weapons ban in 1994, which expired in 2004, it “grandfathered in weapons and ammo clips produced or purchased before the enactment of the ban.”

      • elysianfield October 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

        “I guess you never tire of hearing the refrain: “They are coming to take your guns away!”

        No, I have never thought that, nor respected those who repeat that refrain. What they are going to do is erode the gun-owner’s rights in this country by 1000 cuts…until it is just too damn much trouble owning a weapon, and/or it takes the joy out of gun ownership. I do not listen to the NRA’s political arm, the Institute for Legislative Action…no need, as the course is clear. There is no such thing as “reasonable gun control”, considering my thesis…any new law is part and parcel to the endgame.

  67. trypillian October 8, 2015 at 1:15 am #

    Actually the “train of death and chaos” might have included the bombimg of the Kabul hospital, as it happened before publishing Monday am. Inclusion of this horrific event would have been a poignant example of the outcome of imperial interference. Imagine doctors, nurses, staff and patients, 22 of them blasted to smitherines courtesy of the good old USA, in a hospital – how ironic is that?

    Barry as the democratic ‘decider’, is ultimately responsible and is hereby awarded the Numnutz of the Week Award.

  68. FincaInTheMountains October 8, 2015 at 5:30 am #

    “But sadly, local interests in the U.S. that would like to get off the corporate train to doomsville will also be attacked. Local interests that would like to see a resurrection of local food growing and processing on a sustainable scale will no doubt be attacked by the suppliers of GMOs who will argue that local organic food growing efforts could impact their profits. ” == russ

    If not move quickly, and right now, in the direction of hi-tech markets in the very foreseeable future, the only path for the inhabitants of the countries, that did not fit into the new market paradigm on favorable terms – this is the path to the Embassy of more fortunate countries in the hope of getting a visa for cleaning toilets.

    Sorry, “local organic food growing efforts” does not fit the picture.

  69. ozone October 8, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    Turkey: An extremely important facet of the Syrian Clusterfuck gem.


    Do not be distracted; there’s some very serious shit going down that is bound to change the geopolitical landscape. (What happens when US hegemony is challenged on a region-wide scale? I’d say a diplomatic back-down would be the practical direction… but since that is unlikely, there’ll be some hair-raising developments. Focus is called for, as you *will* be affected, like it or not.)

  70. wpa_ccc October 8, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    Things are getting better in the world as a whole. There is less violence now than at any time in world history. Worldwide, about five to 10 times as many people die in police-blotter homicides as die in wars. And in most of the world, the rate of homicide has been sinking. The Great American Crime Decline of the 1990s, which flattened out at the start of the new century, resumed in 2006, and, defying the conventional wisdom that hard times lead to violence, proceeded right through the recession of 2008 and up to the present.

    In a historically unprecedented development, the number of interstate wars (war defined as more than 1,000 soldiers killed) has plummeted since 1945, and the most destructive kind of war, in which great powers or developed states fight each other, has vanished altogether. Today the world rarely sees a major naval battle, or masses of tanks and heavy artillery shelling each other across a battlefield. The end of the Cold War also saw a steep reduction in the number of armed conflicts of all kinds, including civil wars.

    The Islamic State will not expand into a pan-Islamic caliphate, and it is unlikely to persist over the long term with so many states allied against it. Its ideology and politics are loathed throughout most of the Islamic world; even al-Qaida has excommunicated the movement for being too extreme. The extremists thus lack the mass popular support that is necessary for fighting the kind of “people’s war” that proved successful in places like China and Vietnam.

    The Islamic State, moreover, lacks the conventional military capabilities needed to overthrow a heavily defended Baghdad. It has minimal armor, long-range artillery, sophisticated rocketry, and air power, and only a rudimentary air defense system. The Islamists’ remarkable sweep through northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 occurred mainly because hapless Iraqi soldiers, abandoned by officers with no loyalty to the Shiite regime, chose not to fight.

    There is a lot of alarmist Chicken-Little behavior on CFN, but they are NOT coming to take your guns, we are NOT going to be rounded up and put into FEMA camps, WalMarts are NOT connected by underground tunnels, the sky is NOT falling, immigrants are NOT a negative influence, John Ellis Bush is NOT going to become president, and the world economy is NOT poised to collapse.


  71. Q. Shtik October 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    I tout, you tout, we all tout – wpa


    Your message has been ALL GOOD for Obama…….except when you have (often) called for him to be tried for crimes against humanity. But that’s OK because you’re not a one issue guy.

  72. Cold N. Holefield October 8, 2015 at 12:53 pm #

    Buck said: Yesterday you were touting Bernie Sanders and today you are touting the TPP which Sanders vehemently opposes. You sure do contain multitudes, WPAsoka.

    Not just touting Buck, which we all do as wpa noted, but turfing as in astroturfing which all of us don’t do in this comment section but many do. This comment section gets astroturfed so many times every day it makes my head spin. That’s the point of it, obviously.

    Astroturf and Manipulation of Media Messages by Sharyl Attkisson

    As I’ve said so many times — It’s All Lies.

    • wpa--ccc October 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm #

      Cold, you criticize astroturfing from the supposed standpoint of an agnostic who says everything is a lie. (Of course, that is a lie.)

      You seem to question everything and don’t assume anything is truth. For everything you learn, you consider its opposite. For everything you learn, you consider who is benefitting from you learning this information – who is making money from you knowing this information?

      Yet, one thing you seem to know for sure: Jeb will become president.

      Curous thing, this astroturfing…

    • Janos Skorenzy October 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm #

      Astroturf? One of Nancy Pelosi’s favorite words.

  73. Cold N. Holefield October 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    Beautiful Swimwear Designed For The Discriminating Islamic Woman

    As sexy as those outfits are, I still prefer bikinis. I’m weird that way. Call me old-fashioned — but I like to see some tit and ass when I go to the beach, but all too often it’s fat female slobs with tattoos. Those fat tattooed female slobs should be the ones wearing that Islamic swimwear at the beach so we don’t have to suffer the sight of them. I know — I’m a supreme bigot. So shoot me.

    • Q. Shtik October 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

      Next to the last pic……going swimming with heels on?

      • Cold N. Holefield October 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

        wpa can explain, I’m sure. He/she/it understands Islamic fashion better than anyone.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

      I prefer the Taliban styles – they are naturally like deep diving suits. It would be great to see Muslim women running marathons in those. These skin tight burquinis show the contours of the body, thus inciting lust and defeating the whole purpose. Shame on these Minos (Muslims in Name Only).

  74. wpa--ccc October 8, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    A big welcome to Daniel Webster!


    A heavy mouth-breathing CFN Disney World representative as the Speaker for CFN… who woulda thunk it.


    • Janos Skorenzy October 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

      It’s a story they tell in the border country, where Massachusetts joins Vermont and New Hampshire. Yes, Dan’l Webster’s dead–or, at least, they buried him. But every time there’s a thunderstorm around Marshfield, they say you can hear his rolling voice in the hollows of the sky. And they say that if you go to his grave and speak loud and clear, “Dan’l Webster–Dan’l Webster!” the ground’ll begin to shiver and the trees begin to shake. And after a while you’ll hear a deep voice saying, “Neighbor, how stands the Union?” Then you better answer the Union stands as she stood, rock-bottomed and copper-sheathed, one and indivisible, or he’s liable to rear right out of the ground…

  75. Janos Skorenzy October 8, 2015 at 2:17 pm #


    The Dominoes are falling. Total Domination by Putin’s Russia. Total Humiliation for World Zionism. In short, a victory for free men everywhere.

    Don’t fall for Finc’s attempt to spin this in Israel’s favor. Only really dumb cuckservatards would believe that.

  76. wpa--ccc October 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    This might be of interest to CFN, an article on an infamous Putin-supporting 5,000-member motorcycle club:


  77. wpa--ccc October 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    “Total Domination by Putin’s Russia.” –Janos

    So, Nikita Khrushchev was right after all? Russia will bury CFN?


    • Janos Skorenzy October 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

      Remember things change. At one point the Democratic Party was pro-White. Now it is anti-White. Once America was good and Russia, evil. Now it is the other way around. In general, even when things change completely they keep the same name. Brand loyalty is always encouraged. The hoi polloi are always confused in any case, thinking that the evil is good, the good is evil, the good is still good, or the evil is still evil. It’s not just that they can’t keep up, they don’t even start.

      The Neo Cons were once Trotskyites. The transition gave them enormous power since people thought they were still supporting an American Party. Now that people have FINALLY begun to wake up and this evil Party has begun to fall apart, the Internationals will become something else – maybe Monarchists. Who knows? They don’t believe in anything except, “Is it good for the Jews?”

  78. wpa--ccc October 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    Janos, doesn’t the human rights situation in Russia bother you?

    Doesn’t Putin’s crackdown on civil society, on the media, and the Internet bother you? Putin is anti-West, but you support him?

    What do you understand has “changed”? Putin has arrested and harassed activists, blocked independent online media, like CFN. Putin would not allow this comments section to criticize him the way CFN criticizes Obama. Putin has adopted new laws to further stifle free expression. Is that what you support, Janos?

    Russia is becoming less civilized under Putin. Anti-LGBT vigilante groups attacked LGBT people across Russia, with little response from the police. What if Obama came after pro-fascist white supremacists like you with Putin’s vehemence? Your position is untenable, Janos.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

      No, the Police and Citizens cooperate in crushing Gay Pride parades. Get it right. Such cooperation is the epitome of a civilized society. The Police can’t do it all by themselves.

      There is much freedom of the press in Russia. Obviously you can’t promote sedition like using a Zinnesque People’s History of Russia to teach students to hate their Race and Homeland as the Internationals have done here in America.

      Right now the mainstream culture of America is Anti-Americanism. A house so divided against itself cannot stand.

  79. Sticks-of-TNT October 8, 2015 at 5:07 pm #

    “wpa can explain, I’m sure. He/she/it understands Islamic fashion better than anyone.” -Cold

    Political correctness is important. In the spirit of inclusiveness, all the bases should be covered. He/she/it is a bit unwieldy. When referring to wpa, I propose adoption of the pronoun “he-or-she-it”, to be spelled and pronounced simply as “heorshit.”


  80. FincaInTheMountains October 8, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    United States in impotent rage “blew up” Russian missiles in Iran

    CNN reporting, citing unnamed sources, about the alleged Russian missiles fired into Syria and fallen in Iran, is similar to the “channeling of waste waters” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova.

    Previously CNN, as well as Reuters, Bloomberg and France-Presse reported, citing unnamed sources that four rockets fired from the Russian ships in the Caspian Sea in the direction of Syria, supposedly exploded in Iran.


    Federation’s Defense Ministry: all missiles launched from the ships found their targets in Syria


    Someone is lying again.

    • terrasapien October 9, 2015 at 11:37 am #

      “unnamed sources” days after the fact . . . why does this stink of a fresh load? Surely, NATO satellites can spot missiles streaking through the sky. If not, we’re in serious trouble. So why then might they need to rely on “unnamed sources”? This is what happens when all the thinking people are pushed out and replaced with the go along to get along crowd.

  81. FincaInTheMountains October 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    Saudi King Hospitalized for Dementia

    Informed sources told Arabic-language al-Ahd news agency that King Salman is now in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) section of King Faisal Specialist Hospital in the Saudi capital.



  82. MisterDarling October 8, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Refugee update: hundreds of fake ‘refugees’ forget to clean up their Facebook accounts. . . hilarity ensues.


    Nice before/after pictures. You’ll love it 😉

    [translated title = “Pretending refugees militants forgot ‘to clean’ Facebook”]

  83. MisterDarling October 8, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    Zero Hedge nut-shelled the conflict succinctly:


    ‘Wolfowitz Doctrine?’ *Over*, as of last week apparently.

  84. MisterDarling October 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    M-E ‘migrant’ *Comes To Jesus.*..


    … to get out of deportation. Funny stuff.


  85. MisterDarling October 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Wall Street shenanigans: Bernanke comes clean – well after the fact…


    Apparently he was pushing for it all along and Congress held him back from bringing justice to The Street…


    By the way, I heard you were in the market for some Prime Florida Real Estate & I’ve got just the deal for you!


  86. fodase October 8, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    radical muslim beliefs – which the majority of muslims support – will be exterminated like the japanese’ lunatic ways were exterminated in a grand shocking event.

    it’s just taking the usual much longer than appropriate amount of time to reach the breaking point until the West says no more, now we will annihilate you.


    of course, there is a remnant of Muslims (capital M out of respect for them) who recognize the insanity of how the bulk of the religion’s followers behave/believe.

    just like the remnant of decent Christians did a few hundred years ago, and reformed the church.

    at a minimum, resettling any foreigners in the US should require them to learn the language and refrain from barbaric customs like cutting girls’ clitorii with knives or broken pieces of glass, forcing them to marry against their will, raping them for showing their ankles, throwing acid in their faces, not allowing them to get an education.

    in other words, all the things feminists never comment on, while making up idiocy like microaggression and male privilege and healthy masculinities & claiming that 100% of men are rapists.

    these are generally women no man would want to be with.

    women across the board do not know how to cooperate, they sow strife and discord & are hellishly critical, while the majority of men form teams and cooperate to get things done & are encouraging to each other.

    in general.

    nice to see russia manning up and wiping some pond scum off the face of the earth.

    about time some real men stood up and did what’s right.


    PS Denmark currently getting 33% of all its electricity from the WIND.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      Yes, Heterosexual White Men must rule. Time to get serious again. The higher sex and the highest race. Needless to say they must be normal, not pervs, commies or degenerates.

      Just to be fair, some of East Asians are capable of such seriousness as well.

  87. fodase October 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    Here’s the link to Denmark’s realtime wind+solar energy production as a percentage of total power generation

    See where it says ‘Wind turbines’ and ‘solar cells’.



    • Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

      Rode thru the Columbia Gorge. Thousands of windmills, very few of them moving at all. Maybe the wind is down in the gorge not up on the cliffs? But putting them down there would get in the way of the snail darters and such.

  88. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    Yield of 0% a First at 3-Month Treasury-Bill Sale

    The U.S. Treasury sold a new government security with a three-month maturity and a yield of zero for the first time on record, reflecting the highest demand since June.


    The situation is strange: investor gives the US Treasury a million dollars, waiting for three months, and then gets back … exactly the same million. Would it be easier to just to keep the money in his checking account in the bank? After all, money can be spent as needed at any time, and no need to wait for three months or sell on the secondary market at a discount.

    There are three possible explanations to such strange behavior:

    1. Investors are mistrustful of the US banking system to such extent that would rather buy T-bills than to risk leaving money in American banks.

    2. Treasury with threats forces banks to buy its bonds.

    3. There are no buyers, the Treasury buys its own bonds

    • elysianfield October 9, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      The Federal Open Market Committee, FOMC, is buying the bonds, funded by Quantitative Easing…has been doing so for several years now. The Federal Reserve’s FOMC function, in this case, is designed to keep bond interest low,

  89. Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 2:14 am #


    In order to deal with the Muslim immigrants, Germany is being advised to end its minimum wage and increase its retirement age from 63 to 70. People who don’t like it are being threatened with having their children taken away.

    Germany is being subtracted from Western Civilization – and that means the end of Liberalism. What utter fools the Liberal Germans have been. Indeed, what utter fools all Liberals everywhere are.

  90. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 2:28 am #

    Payback Time! Syrian Army Hammers ISIL

    Emboldened by the recent week-long bombing campaign executed by Russian military aircraft against ISIL, the Syrian Armed Forces has launched a major offensive against the demoralized Islamic State forces.


    Could it be that the recent upward trend in oil price has something to do with the fact that Islamic State will no longer be able to sell stolen oil at less-than-half-market price?


  91. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 5:02 am #

    Constantine Dushenov: Putin’s missile surprise for ISIS and US

    The climax of the demonstration of Russian military power was the use of long-range precision cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea. From a military point of view, there was no need to shoot Islamists bunkers in Syria from the Caspian. But in terms of propaganda, the effect was nuclear!

    The combat strength of the Caspian Fleet of the Russian Federation will include nine small missile ships of the project 21631 Buyan-M. These nimble ships, equipped with jet drive units with a displacement of only 950 tons, if necessary, can be based even on the Volga River, as specifically designed as vessels of “river-sea”. But most importantly, despite its small size, they are also equipped with missile complex “Caliber” with eight missiles in vertical launchers.

    Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed by Moscow and Washington in 1987, prohibits Russia to deploy land-based missiles with a range greater than 500 kilometers. But to sea-based missiles, this prohibition does not apply. This means that nine “Buyan-M ” if they will be armed with a new “Caliber”, will be able to destroy in one salvo up to 72 targets at a range of over 1,500 km.

    Given the magnitude of the Caspian area, which is now becoming a common “playing ground” for the “Buyan-M” is easy to understand that under their sight will be a huge region of Eurasia.

    And if you add to this the missiles that will be placed on “Warszawianka” in the Black Sea off Crimea, it turns out that enormous space will fall under their scope. Warsaw and Rome, Baghdad and Kabul, the 6th Mediterranean Fleet and naval strike group, Israel and the lion’s share of the southern coast of the Mediterranean Sea will be in the sights of new Russian missiles.

    United States can’t deploy any forces to counter that new Russian threat neither in the Black Sea, nor on the Caspian Sea! On the Black Sea, this is prevented by the Montreux Convention of 1936, and the leaders of the Caspian states have stated that they will not tolerate in the Caspian region foreign military presence.

  92. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 5:47 am #

    Speaking on October 6 at a press conference in Brussels, Prime Minister Erdogan spilled threats against Moscow over the violation of Turkish airspace by Russian aircraft. He said that “the violation of the airspace of Turkey will not remain unanswered, and the attack on Turkey is an attack on NATO.” To top it off, he warned that “Russia can lose such a loyal friend like Turkey.”

    Judging by the fact that the Federation’s Foreign Ministry did not comment on Erdogan’s statement indicates that he was not taken seriously.

    The boomerang with the refugees that Erdogan has started in Europe will come back to him with greetings from Merkel and Hollande. In the event of termination of the war in Syria, these European leaders will be able to quite legally return refugees to their homeland, and they again go through Turkey.

    Not to mention such “trifles”, as the loss by Erdogan’s clan of the oil revenues from illegal ISIS sales and extortion of refugees seeking asylum in Europe.

  93. Cold N. Holefield October 9, 2015 at 6:32 am #

    these European leaders will be able to quite legally return refugees to their homeland, and they again go through Turkey.

    I don’t think so. The process doesn’t reverse, otherwise Dmitry Orzo would be back in Russia where he belongs. It would be likened to returning Jews to Nazi Germany like we saw Lord Darlington do to his two Jewish servants in the excellent movie The Remains of the Day. He sent them to their sure death and the same would be true of returning these refugees into the hands of the Butcher Brothers, Putin and Assad. Putin earned his sadist stripes with the concocted Chechnya Terrorist False Flag bombings and his brutal massacre of Chechen civilians at Kater-Yurt. Putin and Assad will genocide these people as seditious traitors. Shame on you for suggesting such a thing — especially since you have proclaimed yourself a Jew — you of all people should understand that and have some empathic mercy.

    Jewish Housekeepers

    • Q. Shtik October 9, 2015 at 11:59 am #

      …his two Jewish servants in the excellent movie The Remains of the Day. – Cold


      It’s not as though I just noticed this but your views or, more accurately, support for your views, on much of life greatly involves movie art. Recently there was Nightcrawler and now The Remains of the Day. How you could even recall that this scene existed (of the two Jewish servants being let go) in a 22 year old movie is impressive.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

      What about the murder of the Czar and his family – preceded by the rape of the girls? Think the Russians will forgive the Jews for that? Not until the end of the World.

  94. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 9:38 am #

    “I don’t think so. The process doesn’t reverse, otherwise Dmitry Orzo would be back in Russia where he belongs. ” — Cold

    The difference is Dmitry Orlov holds legal US citizenship, and is entitled to 5th Amendment protection – he could say anything he wants.

    We could agree or disagree on various issues, but at least we need to follow formal law requirements, which, in application to latest wave of refugees to Europe would require deportation of most of them as long as they can’t be considered political refugees – if the civil war in Syria ended and political settlement reached.

    And that, hopefully, will be accomplished in a nearest future with a little encouragement from Russian Air Force.

  95. ozone October 9, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    What is said and what is done are emphatically different things. Ash Carter can bluster, threaten and tell others what they “must do”, but reality has a most inconvenient way of intruding. (Ash is now talking grave consequences if isolated truces are not agreed to. Perhaps his very expensive pet proxies are about to become cold and hole-filled non-entities?)
    Back to the matter at hand:


  96. nsa October 9, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    Just how pathetic are the german euro-weenies? We destroy the sales of their flagship corporation over a little smog, and they say thank you, master. We flood their country with inbred maniac incompetent cultists, and they say thank you, master. We flood their country with heroin from our afghan colony, and they say thank you, master, and can we send more german troops to afghanland to protect the poppy crop. We pass sanctions against russia which harm their gdp and energy supply….and they say thanks, master. What a lame ass nation of faggy losers……even more pathetic than their candy ass snail eating neighbor. We here in Ft. Meade and Langley are laughing our asses off……danke, meister….danke, meister……danke, meister……you are very welcome.

  97. Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 3:07 pm #


    These young men are suffering inside the Camps without cigarettes, fast internet, and hookers. They can’t be quarantined forever. You must open you hearts, homes, and legs to them. If you don’t give, they will take. In any case, you must begin to change. Don’t let your daughter wear shorts anymore. Give up pork. And the beer has to go too. Did you really believe that Germany could stay the same with a million Muslims coming a year? How naïve are you? You didn’t really expect the Muslims to change for you, did you? They aren’t the weaklings, you are.

    • Buck Stud October 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      Wow– “Steynism” is the popular new thing around here, isn’t it? First BRH and now you– and I always thought that you, of all people, wouldn’t succumb to the trendy flavor of the moment.

      But you didn’t think you were going to fool Buck Stud did you?

      Quit tracing the stylistic contours and get back to just being Vlad or Janos. Thanks in advance

      • Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

        What are you babbling about? Do you support the destruction of Europe by the Elite electing another people? Hint: Government don’t have the right to do that.

        I was matching my indignation against nsa’s. All good people are outraged over this. It’s not “Steynism”. If you aren’t, then you’re not. For generations, people have competed as to who could betray the West and the White Race more. Now the competition must become healthy again: who can serve more. No more competitive altruism towards the alien. No more adopting Black kids. No more foreign aid. No more potlatches for White people.

        • Buck Stud October 10, 2015 at 1:11 am #

          I was referring to the satirical schtick of Mark Steyn that BRH has adapted– and now you.

          Anyway, your complete and utter racial obsession is staggering in it’s myopic focus. Do you ever get bored, or desire some mental variety?

          • Buck Stud October 10, 2015 at 1:12 am #

            For Q: its

          • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

            Do Jews and mentally ill White Liberals ever get tired of bashing Whites? Do the Blacks and Browns, who are greed with envy at what we have accomplished? The answer is No, these groups do not. And they wont tire of it until we are destroyed. How is it that you can’t see this? What’s wrong with you?

  98. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    Alexander Brodsky: Billion is not money any more

    A few days ago, unexpectedly resigned Speaker Joe Boehner, and frankly seemingly enjoying it. The circumstances that forced him to resign remain unknown, and what they say on the matter officially, is so blatant misinformation that is not even worth mentioning.

    Before leaving, he recommended to his seat Congressman Kevin McCarthy from California, who immediately treated Republican Party to a scandal of truly geopolitical proporions, has generated a lot of conflicting rumors, and made people forget the original puzzle of Boehner’s resignation.

    And one of these rumors is so remarkable that I think it’s more or less true, especially because it was leaked from the different directions.

    The fact that the post of the speaker is very important, particularly because the speaker of the parliamentary majority is the number three in the list of the inheritance of presidential powers in the event of the death of the President of the United States. But even more important is his role as a partner of the President in the negotiations on raising the public debt ceiling, which had to take place in these days, but unexpectedly large government revenues postponed these negotiations till December.

    And the geopolitical importance of these negotiations is not only that they determine the health of the global financial system, but also because the last time an agreement has been achieved by significantly reducing expenditure on defense. And this, as you know, greatly reduces the possibility to introduce all kinds of no-fly zones.

    Therefore, the election of the Speaker of the House is the entire procedure in itself, the point of application of various intrigues and the object of the attention of the press. And the very next day after Boehner’s recommendation he gives an interview in which says the following:

    Everybody said that Hillary Clinton is invincible. But we have created a committee to investigate the assassination of the US ambassador in Benghazi, and what are her rankings now?!

    And Hillary immediately cried out: “You see, they just want to avoid a democratic leader in the White House, and all this Bengazigate is not worth a damn!”

    If we consider that over the past few months, she clearly indicated that any decision of the court that issued the warrant for her arrest, she will find another judge, who will issue another order banning her arrest, it immediately becomes clear that the question of her participation in the elections will still be decided in the streets, and not in back rooms.

    And McCarthy’s statement was for Hillary Clinton just what the doctor ordered. She even released a pre-election commercial on this subject, where the words of McCarthy were skillfully played out.

    But Republicans, who in late October were supposed to question Hillary under oath, it was like a sickle over the kahunas, and for the US it was another step (and a very big step!) toward the Civil War.

    The majority of the rank and file Republicans believes that McCarthy is an idiot who did not know what he said, but yesterday when the “idiot” “unexpectedly” withdrew his candidacy for the post of the Speaker, I was struck by the sudden darkness of Republican leaders, giving an interview on the subject.

    The rumor is that Kevin McCarthy did not do it out of stupidity, but for money. Specifically, for half a billion dollars, according to the Washington Square Chess Corner.

    It’s a lot of money for two idiotic phrases in quite idiotic interviews – suffice to say that a billion is a record donation to the election fund of Republicans by the Koch brothers. But the face of my friend, when I recounted to him the news, made me think that he actually was paid a billion, and to the Republican Party these two phrases will cost 10 billion at least.

    In addition, he told me that the wiring of a billion was tracked by financial intelligence of the Trump Empire, and he got the support of the Tea Party in the outbreak of the scandal. And voila, I come home; I turn on the TV and listen to an interview with the ultra-conservative Tea Party members that Donald Trump is a candidate for President of the United States, whom they are ready to support not only in elections, but also in the primaries.

    Lately it seems that the ultra-aggressive statements by Republican candidates against Russia are an attempt to hide their under-republicanism and hidden Clintonializm. Or vice versa to confirm to those in the know their hidden Clintonializm, just in case, you know.

  99. FincaInTheMountains October 9, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    IMF: Mutiny on the ship

    Lately, it seemed that the US successfully have broken over the knee the Christine Lagarde will to resist, forcing her to block the inclusion of the Yuan in the list of reserve currencies and the IMF was forced to lend to Kiev regime, in spite of default to private creditors. It seemed that the opposing US influence part of the IMF bureaucracy decided not to go along with reform of the IMF, on which Obama agreed in 2010 and which included depriving Washington of the blocking vote.

    Suddenly, the rebellion broke out with renewed vigor.

    Lagarde demands that Washington hands over the vote blocking stake and threatens (!) the US Congress, “if the reform of the Fund will be inhibited by the US Congress, the leadership of the IMF will have to consider alternative transformation”.

    Also, Lagarde said that the IMF has problems with Ukraine. Providing the next tranche could be delayed.

    Now this is reminiscent of a warning shot in the leg. In fact, it turns out that Lagarde holds Ukraine hostage. US “Blocking stake” gives Americans an opportunity to block any decision of the Fund, but to force the IMF to make a decision Americans cannot do. Of course, no one has repealed the pressure on the bureaucrats of the IMF or Nigerian maids for particularly obstinate, but not the fact that such methods will work this time.

    If Lagarde squeezes the trigger of the financial revolver pressed to the temple of Ukraine, the Ukrainian economy will be torn to shreds, and the survival of Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk will depend entirely on the speed with which they manage to get to the airport.


  100. Janos Skorenzy October 9, 2015 at 9:10 pm #


    Putin unleashes werewolves on the Zionist Muslims.

  101. MisterDarling October 10, 2015 at 2:26 am #

    Operation ‘Refugee: G T F O’


    The plan is in place, the funds are there…

    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

      There you go again, accepting the categories and structures as given. You can’t help it – you’re a bureaucrat. Obviously ALL of them should be deported and/or kept out. Why make silly distinctions? To keep your brothers in a job?

      Black Africa is always desperate, often too desperate to even have a good war. They’ll always be a basket case. We either choose ourselves and will our own life or we surrender to their overwhelming need and desperation; allowing ourselves to be transformed into them within a couple of generations. In other words, does the low out value the high; the stranger out value the neighbor; the Other out value the Self?

  102. MisterDarling October 10, 2015 at 2:34 am #

    Commence ‘Operation G T F O-Syria’


    At the end of the week, simply acknowledging that the US is all done and over with regionally is the greatest step forward…

    To the CIA ops (past and present) in the audience: you had a great run. Think of it! Africa, South-east Asia, Lebanon, Central America & Afghanistan; one helluva great record for utterly fucking it all up. I hope that you’re all very proud of yourselves! 😉

  103. FincaInTheMountains October 10, 2015 at 4:57 am #

    A lot has been said about the purpose of the Russian military operation in Syria. However, all the mentioned goals that regardless of the relevance and engagement of the experts are generally reduced to tactics, occasionally – to the strategy.

    “The military base in Latakia,” “defense from the terrorists on the distant approaches”, “Return as a strong figure in the Middle East”, “control over the territory and blocking competing with Russia pipelines,” etc. etc.

    But none of those is a global goal! No, nobody ever talks about it.
    Strange. Because Russia is a global player. Even the US liberal globalists are having hard time denying that.

    However, the global player plays on a global scale. And it always happens when he comes into confrontation with other global players. There is no denial of existing global confrontation between United States and Russia in Syria. And what is the global goal of Russia?

    Russia in Syria is trying to remove the threat of a new world war.

    In a most legal way, on the side material Russia clearly extrapolates the present events to a possible future of those who seek to unleash a new world war: “That’s the way it is, and that’s the way it’ll be with everyone!”.

    There are fewer doubts that the Big War is being prepared. It is enough to look at the correlation between the two alarming trends: the monstrous growth of what has become physically irrevocable US debt and the change in US military doctrine, declaring reduction of fear of nuclear retaliation.

    For Russia beneficial is not a war, but a “peaceful competition” of economy of exchange bubbles and de-industrialization in the name of “post-industrial” society and the economy of production and real resources.

    And against this background the operation in Syria is Russian attempt to turn the clock from violent madness of sole superpower to rational balance of the Cold War.

    Crimea and Donbas have been previous attempts to try to sober up “partners” with less violent shock therapy. However, the “partners” preferred to pretend to be idiots or actually remain such.

    In general, today in Syria is much more than a war on terror, or the division of the hydrocarbon pie in the Middle East. This is forcing US to peace with military, but still indirect methods.


  104. FincaInTheMountains October 10, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    How Russia with a single missile salvo removed US fleet from the world oceans

    Before the salvo of Russian Calibers made by the Caspian Flotilla Washington was convinced that Russia is not able to effectively oppose US military action without the use of nuclear weapons.

    This, in fact, what American audacity in international politics was based on, says Rostislav Ishchenko.

    On October 7, a Caspian Flotilla, with one salvo of 26 “Caliber” missiles targeting ISIS basis in Syria for a long time (and in its present form forever) removed from the world oceans US Navy as a real factor that can provide a so-called projection of force (before this is called “gunboat diplomacy”).

    What is the beauty of the situation?

    Firstly, Russia supplies missiles, similar to those used on October 7, for export. Their range is 300 km. The United States reasonably expected that the range of similar missiles for the armament of Russia can be higher (400 to 600 km). Caspian flotilla covered targets at a distance of 1500 km, and it seems to have no limit. There have been reports that the actual firing range is 4000 km.

    Secondly, not only the Caspian flotilla, but also the Black Sea and the Baltic Fleet were considered as forces that can only defend the adjacent areas off the coast, to catch smugglers and poachers, and conduct amphibious operations in their close waters.

    But as a real threat the United States considered only naval forces deployed in the Open Ocean and attack squadron ships, as well as the forces of the Pacific and Northern fleets, which at least theoretically could escape to the open spaces of the Atlantic and the Pacific, in the event of a serious conflict.

    Third, as a result, the United States considered their carrier strike group (CSG) as practically invincible. According to the calculations of American strategists to destroy one CSG Russian fleet was to provide a salvo at least hundred missiles, which in one place had to focus almost all missile cruisers, destroyers, and multi-purpose nuclear submarines of the North or Pacific fleets.

    Fourth, it was found out that in fact the firing range of even small ships is not 400 to 600, but is much more than fifteen hundred kilometers.

    Since the missile salvo can be given by completely invisible ships near maritime zone with the removal of thousands of kilometers, American sailors will see rockets only at the moment of contact with their ship or on approach. There would be just no time to take effective defensive measures.

    Moreover, projecting demonstrated fleet capabilities into aviation, the Pentagon generals have calculated that Russian Air Force is able to shoot targets in the continental United States without leaving Russian airspace. America for the first time in the history felt defenseless against the conventional (non-nuclear) weapons.

    But the most dangerous thing for the US is that Russia has the ability to protect its territory and the territory of its allies in Eurasia from the US Navy, which has now become pointless burden for taxpayers (in fact, eliminated as a military and political argument).


    • BackRowHeckler October 10, 2015 at 11:04 am #

      Finca, you have ignored a few salient facts.

      US warships are now partially crewed by young American ladies, average age about 21. Also, some girls have ascended to command positions (no pun intended) and are XOs and COs of American Naval vessels. Additionally, homosexual cliques have formed aboard many ships, undermining discipline and the chain of command. In my time in the Navy these would be stamped out; now, evidently, they are encouraged, or at least tolerated.

      In a spirit of fairness, we would like to see the Russian Navy take the same steps — to even things out, if you will.

      Like I said before, if we’ve learned anything in the past 6 years its that a really effective Navy is dependent on how many ladies, homosexuals and transvestites are recruited into the Service, how many white males are repressed and kicked out, and whether or not trangender bathrooms (the head) are provided for.

      I get the above info from Navy Times, which in every issue is almost wholly focused on sexual and social issues.

      This is Obama’s New Model Military, the likes of which have never been seen in human history. When push come to shove we’ll see how how effective it is.


    • BackRowHeckler October 10, 2015 at 11:10 am #

      Also, Finca, for a simple farmer you have a pretty good knowledge of military and political issues. I’m impressed.


      • FincaInTheMountains October 10, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

        Well, I haven’t been a farmer all my life. At some point I was a Chief Technology Officer of a Hi-Tech wireless company with 40 engineers under my supervision with minimum salary of 80 grand a year.

        Besides, my M.S. in applied mathematics(differential games) included military education – I graduated with lieutenant stripes. (that was a common thing in the Soviet Universities).

        • elysianfield October 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

          Your education and resume is impressive. Having been involved in wireless communication, I’m sure you are aware that the telemetry involved in the guidance of the Kaliber Cruise missile makes it anything but a ghost…signals intelligence agencies as the NSA, and a dozen others, capture every line of code. The Kaliber seems impressive in it’s range, ability to fire from small platforms, and it’s purported mean-error(9 yards) accuracy of targeting, but I would declare that we had similar systems, with similar specifications, back in the late ’80’s…with better mean-error precision.

          • elysianfield October 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

            Your education and resume are impressive…sorry.

          • FincaInTheMountains October 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm #

            My involvement in wireless was limited to the software, not the hardware, so I am not eligible to judge the telemetry gadgets.

            But having said that, I think that the Kaliber guidance system is a passive (not emitting any transmission) receiving system that measures nanoseconds of difference of the bounced signal between 3 triangulating GLONASS satellites.

            GLONASS is a Russian version of American GPS, but newer.

            Also, you have to understand that the Kaliber is not a missile, but a common firing platform capable of launching different missiles – some of them with reported mean-error of only 2 meters (about 2 yards).

    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

      The whole concept of warships is ridiculous now, except for subs. Why can’t we launch planes from subs? And why can’t both subs and planes be drones and people robots?

      • BackRowHeckler October 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

        that’s pretty much spot on, Janos.

        Battleships have been obsolete pretty much since back in the days of Dreadnoughts; during the Spanish American War both sides, ours and the Spaniards, were loathe to commit their battleships to combat for fear of losing them, since they cost so much to build. And thru over 4 years of WW1 there was only one major battle, Jutland, for the same reason, nobody wanted to risk Battleships being sunk.

        In the 30s the Germans put enormous resources into building the Bismarck; it didn’t even last a month on the open seas. Japan had this massive battleship even bigger than the Bismarck and kept it at the pier until the last days of WW2, when it was deployed, and sunk in a few hours.

        I wonder how long our carriers would last in the Straights of Hormuz if hostilities broke out, and Iran began launching lowflying, fast moving Exocet style missiles?


  105. nsa October 10, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    BREAKING NEWS!!!! Putzfrau Merkel by executive order is demanding all white german women undergo clitorectomy to show solidarity with muslim “immigrant” women. This is a very bad idea….hell, they dislike sex enough already……..almost as much as jewish women where you have to thaw your dick out after banging them……

  106. wpa--ccc October 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    “Additionally, homosexual cliques have formed aboard many ships” –brh

    LOL! Now there is a news flash. Like from the 1940’s and 1950’s. You need to talk to some retired submariners.

  107. wpa--ccc October 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    brh, what next? What is this world coming to? LOL!

    Could it be that “homosexual cliques” will form in other mono-sex environments? Maybe in prisons or monasteries?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      Blacks too: there have been race riots on navy ships. The moral of all experience? The races must separate and Gays must be put back into the closet.

      White Heterosexual Men are the crème de la crème, the Peak of Human Existence. That’s why all others envy and hate them, including White Women. The answer? White Men must love themselves and foster brotherhood amongst themselves – and then purge the Nations they founded of these vicious elements. White Women must be put back into purdah, as in Ancient Greece and Rome before their decline.

  108. FincaInTheMountains October 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    How the Brown Plague of the 20th century allowed Wahhabism to find its perfection

    The most interesting thing is that those who have made radical Islamism their instrument in the second half of the 19th century, now themselves in a sense, become an instrument and victim of their creation, thus repeating the fate of Dr. Frankenstein.

    Indeed, Islamism was coined by the British in the 19th century in Kuwait, which at that time was a British protectorate, and they came up with it using Calvinist patterns with a definite purpose – to collapse the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, which at that time positioned itself as a worldwide defender of Sunni version of Islam.

    In the early 20th century with the help of Secret Intelligence Service of Her Majesty in the person of Lawrence of Arabia Islamism took shape as a Wahhabism – the state religion of Saudi Arabia, and that it made the Trojan horse within the Islamic Ummah, as Saudi Arabia was the winner of the two most important Mosques – in Mecca and Medina.

    These Mosques allowed the House of Saud to gradually seize control over Sunni Islam, despite the fact that Wahhabism rejects thousand-year history of Islam, declaring that it is evasion of “true Islam”, which in the eyes of the Wahhabis, of course, is only the Wahhabism.

    And in the middle of the 20th century there was a flood of refugees to the Middle East fleeing from Russian soldiers who have taken the Berlin, as they had SS armpit tattoos. They actually became the rats which have brought bacillus of the Brown Plague of the 20th century to the Middle East and exactly that Plague allowed Wahhabism to find its methodological perfection.

    And now President Obama is forced to fend off those who demand of him to protect Syrian Islamists from the terrible Russian bombers that do not allow holly fighters for the purity of Islam to peacefully destroy the wrong nation worshiping the wrong gods or incorrectly praying to Allah the Great and his Prophet, in the process burning people alive in the best traditions of their teachers with tattooed armpits.

    I must say that in the US the pro-Nazi coup of President Truman was never exposed, even after the failure in Korea, and was instead neatly swept under the rug by President Eisenhower, and as a result the United States has developed so refined atmosphere of political correctness that even the President of the United States cannot call Nazi a Nazi, because it will not be tolerant and democratic.

    The Hillary Clinton’s racism went far and beyond, and the relationship of her favorite Middle East Islamists with ODESSA may soon become the theme of the election campaign.

    This allows us to hope that the US presidential election in 2016 will force Americans to sweep a pile of debris from under the rug and to rethink their past.

    This is all the more important that Hillary Clinton, who her whole life tried to destroy the Yalta world, began her campaign in Roosevelt Park, looking at a monument to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who is the author of the Yalta agreements.


  109. FincaInTheMountains October 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    “Battleships have been obsolete pretty much” == brh

    During the WWII air carriers won over the battleships because battleship firing range was 30-40 kilometers. The planes that rose from the aircraft carrier could bomb the battleship from a distance of 300-400 kilometers. Battleship could not get closer to the aircraft carrier.

    But now everything has changed, and today the American aircraft carriers for the Russian sea-based cruise missiles – it’s just a big cans with roasted beans. Small boat somewhere in the Ladoga Lake let the missile out. It flies at a low altitude unnoticed over Europe led to the target by GLONASS satellite and gets into an aircraft carrier somewhere near the English Channel. And it does not understand who and where made the shot. And even if missile is noticed, there is no time to do something about it.

    During the WWII air carriers won over the battleships because battleship firing range was 30-40 kilometers. The planes that rose from the aircraft carrier could bomb the battleship from a distance of 300-400 kilometers. Battleship could not get closer to the aircraft carrier.

    But now everything has changed, and today the American aircraft carriers for the Russian sea-based cruise missiles – it’s just a big cans with roasted beans. Small boat somewhere in the Ladoga Lake let the missile out. It flies at a low altitude unnoticed over Europe led to the target by GLONASS satellite and gets into an aircraft carrier somewhere near the English Channel. And it does not understand who and where made the shot. And even if missile is noticed, there is no time to do something about it.

    Even the ships that fired at Syria are tiny. River-sea class. Russia could make hundreds of those – they are almost as cheap as the tanks.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      Could these missiles breach Israel’s missile shield?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

      I hear Lake Ladoga is beautiful this time of year….

  110. ozone October 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    Mister Darling,
    More “Heck-uva-job-Brownie” plaudits for the unerring CIA. (Yes, they did need a good spankin’; too bad they can’t admit it; no ‘closure’ for them’uns.) Whither thine mercenaries? Becoming America’s friend is dangerous biz’niz, in case no one had heard.


    Is there an award for a hubris-driven face-plant?

    • MisterDarling October 10, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

      ” Whither thine mercenaries? Becoming America’s friend is dangerous biz’niz, in case no one had heard.”-oz.

      Or ask the descendants of 2 KMT regiments that escaped the across the Yunnanese border in 1949, or the Vietnamese Montagnards, the Cao Dai, the Hoa Hao, the Laotian Hmong in secret Southeast Asian wars of 1955-75, or the Kurdish Defense Forces in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, or ARCE on the southern Nicaraguan frontier in the 1980’s or the Shiite Insurgent Forces after the Desert Storm… The List of CIA Betrayal is as long as the Agency’s history. It is just *what they do*, their ‘core competency’ if you will.

      Thus begging the question: why the F*CK would anyone work with the back-stabbing idiots for any length of time? It’s just bad business.

  111. Q. Shtik October 10, 2015 at 7:03 pm #

    White Women must be put back into purdah, as in Ancient Greece and Rome before their decline. – Janos


    Please explain why you believe this.

    It was just a week ago that I ran into this word (purdah) while reading the book A Passage To India and had to look up the definition. Why do you feel women must be hidden away behind curtains, in separate rooms, or in all-enclosing clothing?

    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

      Actually I don’t – a return to Victorian or early American standards would suffice.

  112. wpa--ccc October 10, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    “White Men must love themselves” –Janos

    So, you are advocating a White Men’s Onanism Society? Yes, you could do that… as you retreat into irrelevance… as whites die out.

    Meanwhile, in the real world, multicultural and multiracial are realities that cannot be reversed. Copper colored skin is the future.


  113. ozone October 10, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

    Helpful chart for confused/inattentive/device-fixated American ‘folks’.


    Damn, focus lost halfway through!

  114. BackRowHeckler October 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

    A bomb goes off at a peace rally in Ankara, turkey: 86 deads, scores wounded.

    China moving warships into the Med (to get in on the action)

    A new Intifada in the West Bank, also in Gaza, with Hezbollah and Hamas forming up a one two tag team.

    This is just today. Where’s all this headed? WW3?

    And where is our esteemed president. Does he have a handle on all this? How are the preparations for the global warming conference in Paris going, that’s what really matters?


  115. fodase October 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    funny you multiculturalists revel in the decline of the white race and welcome the ungodly muslim invasion while living in …

    … advanced white countries

    it’s telling that all the allegedly wonderful cultures that exhibit barbaric behaviours fight tooth and nail to come to ….

    … advanced white countries

    and then proceed to tear them down.

    you shall get your just rewards.

    “Pearls before swine”

    Never were truer words uttered

    No worries, white brothers, we are good men and we will exterminate the ungodly hordes when the time comes.

    Good men will only take this for so long. That’s the hallmark of highly intelligent societies, they are slow to wrath.

    But once awakened, destruction will be swift and total.

    Sometimes you need to knock a drunk down before you give him a hand up.

    The muslims will learn the hard way not to Fuck with Modernity.


    • Janos Skorenzy October 10, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

      Amen, lets bomb them back into the bamboo age. This poem is one of the ones deleted from PC anthologies (even of Kipling) by the Jewish and/or Liberal editors.

      by Rudyard Kipling

      It was not part of their blood,
      It came to them very late,
      With long arrears to make good,
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      They were not easily moved,
      They were icy — willing to wait
      Till every count should be proved,
      Ere the Saxon began to hate.

      Their voices were even and low.
      Their eyes were level and straight.
      There was neither sign nor show
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      It was not preached to the crowd.
      It was not taught by the state.
      No man spoke it aloud
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      It was not suddently bred.
      It will not swiftly abate.
      Through the chilled years ahead,
      When Time shall count from the date
      That the Saxon began to hate.

      “This destiny does not tire, nor can it be broken, and its mantle of
      strength descends upon those in its service.” – Francis Parker Yockey,

      The quote by Yockey is an apt answer to Buck’s impertinence.

      • elysianfield October 11, 2015 at 10:58 am #

        ” – Francis Parker Yockey,

        I have this book in my personal library, but never have read it…glanced through it once in the early 80’s, the text seemed convoluted. Have you read it?

        • Janos Skorenzy October 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

          I’ve had the same experience. Apart from an occasional inspired passage, he is a difficult or even compromised stylist. But far clearer writers have praised his ideas. Basically, he was a proto-White Nationalist who mourned the coming end of Western Culture and tried to stop it by calling (like Lindbergh) us to rebuild our White World. There is no Western Culture without the White Race. WE are not inter-changeable.

          Revilio P Oliver’s “Enemy of Our Enemies” is a good introduction and critique of his ideas with a helpful comparison with Spengler’s.

  116. MisterDarling October 10, 2015 at 11:46 pm #

    Pass the popcorn…


    …and the butter!


  117. MisterDarling October 10, 2015 at 11:52 pm #


    Just like it’s not a bad thing when a murdering psychopath gets whacked, it’s never a bad thing when a lying, thieving, poisoning, suborning, murdering sociopathic corporation gets a beat-down from the market, like (for instance) MONSANTO:


    Monsanto? Not-so-hot, no! ;(

    • ZrCrypDiK October 11, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

      While you bathe in the glory, perhaps you could send 3 cheers towards our *bretheren* Bush (Jr/Sr), Cheney, Rumsfield and Wolfowitz (doctrine[’97]?)?!?

  118. BackRowHeckler October 11, 2015 at 12:59 am #

    Sez here (Daily Mail) a few hours ago a Russian MIG was shot down over Turkey, by Turkish F-16s.

    If true, this thing is fixin to get a whole nastier before it gets any better. Turkey is a NATO member and if Russia strikes back NATO is committed to come to Turkeys defense.

    Then its on, no question.


  119. wpa--ccc October 11, 2015 at 2:28 am #

    “Then it’s on, no question” –brh

    But, brh, doesn’t military might cause fear and lead to peace? /sarcasm off

    Independent, Oct. 6: “The Turkish military said that eight Turkish F-16 fighters patrolling the Turkish Syrian border had been threatened by a Mig-29 and later by an anti-aircraft missile system.”

    On Oct. 6 Turkey warned Russia what would happen if it continued messing with its F-16s… Russia ignored the warning… and then Russia was punished.

    If Turkey flew over Russian territory, do you have any doubt Russia would shoot down Turkish planes? Duh.

    Russia now knows not to mess with Turkey, because Turkey means business. Turkey obviously has no fear of a minor regional player like Russia. If Russia commanded any respect, or was anything other than a paper tiger, no one would be shooting down its planes.


  120. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 5:40 am #

    “Sez here (Daily Mail) a few hours ago a Russian MIG was shot down over Turkey, by Turkish F-16s.” == brh

    So far, there is no reliable confirmation of the fact. Let’s wait and see if turns out to be another propaganda fake like this one:

    The crude nature of the Pentagon’s blatant anti-Russian propaganda campaign following the Russian cruise missile attack inside Syria only underscores the difficult position the Russian missile attacks have placed the United States, both regionally and globally.


    Also, Russia is using in Syria SU-24, SU-25, SU-30 and SU-35, as well as several MIG-31, but no MIG-29 – that is the one that allegedly was shot down by Turkey.

    However, Syrian Air Force is equipped with Russian MIG-29s.

  121. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 5:52 am #

    As Russia Bombs Syria, U.S. Pulls Aircraft Carrier Out of Persian Gulf

    As Russian warships rain down cruise missiles as part of its military strike in Syria, there’s now a glaring absence in the region: For the first time since 2007, the U.S. Navy has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.


    • FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 6:07 am #

      After it turned out that all this time a couple of small boats in the Caspian Sea held at gunpoint US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, which has only recently, and very timely, left to repair, but without the replacement. Coincidence? Obviously, with first American aircraft carrier sunk the whole hegemony of America will go to the bottom of the ocean.

  122. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 6:16 am #

    Our American friends have opened the gates to Islamic State in Central Asia, by handing over to radical Islamists the Afghan city of Kunduz.

    The governor of Kunduz at this time was vacationing in London, in the city there was not even a single mid-range commander. All defenders of Kunduz amicably dissolved all over the globe. The gates were open, but after the Russian successes in Syria it could be not very desirable.

    It’s time for ISIS and Taliban think about changing the strategy and tactics of military and political action in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

    Russia will not spare any missiles for headquarters and warehouses.

    • wpa--ccc October 11, 2015 at 6:38 am #

      “Russia will not spare any missiles for headquarters and warehouses.” –Finca

      Russia will have to prove that it can be as aggressive as the USA.

      We have bombed a Chinese embassy, a pharmaceutical factory, mulitple wedding parties, refugee columns, journalists, ambulance drivers, civilian bomb shelters, and now a frickin’ hospital.

      Collateral damage? No fuckin’ way! These are out and out war crimes committed by the E-2 grunts of a rogue nation which relies upon people like Mr. Darling to carry out all its “legitimate kills.”

      Obey. Do not question orders. Rationalize it all later as part of the military clusterfuck. My Lai massacre. Rinse and repeat.

  123. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    It appears that the increased military air activity by American-led coalition against Islamic State in the North of Syria is just a destruction of the oil and urban infrastructure, so it will not fall in the hands of advancing Assad’s army after the departure of the ISIS militants beyond Syria.

    Forced destruction of the oil infrastructure in Syria by Americans is pushing oil prices up.

  124. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    This week, as Joe Biden inched closer to jumping into the presidential race

    After the epic victory volley of the Russian cruise missiles, participation of Hillary Clinton in Presidential race becomes highly problematic. US found a large hole of the new Russian cruise missiles in its strategic defense and would be extremely irresponsible to start a war with Russia for ideological reasons and under the intoxicating influence of her own propaganda.

    Early disqualification is waiting for obvious radicals in the US presidential race. Russian missile salvo put an end to the political career of Hillary.

  125. Cold N. Holefield October 11, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    BackRowHeckler said: Then its on, no question.

    Perchance it is, who do you blame, BRH? Do you just blame that nigger in the White House, or does that cracker in the Kremlin share some of the blame? Perhaps neither is directly to blame and their actions are the inevitable result of this System we live in and under.

    Russia can’t take on The World, and The World is The West in its entirety. There’s more to this, much more to it, than missiles and machine guns, than tanks, drones and jet fighters. The most important part of all of it is Finance, and when it comes to Finance, The West holds all the cards including the metaphorical financial nuclear card. China found that out a couple of months prior. The message was sent. Get too cozy with Russia and your economy will be demolished.

    • BackRowHeckler October 11, 2015 at 11:53 am #

      There is a report China is sending warships, including an aircraft carrier, into the Med.

      Who knows if its true. There’s so many lies, misinformation and obfuscations out there right now I don’t know what to believe. I don’t know if a Russian jet was really shot down. I don’t know whether or not Russia is striking ISIS, or if its striking the Free Syrian Army, our ally. Is the Kuds force coming to Iraq, are Ukrainian troops moving into Syria, is the Spetznatz being committed in Syria, is a new Intifida brewing up in Israel — don’t know, altho those stories have appeared as fact in US and British news?

      Cold, do you really think the US has the capacity to bring down the Chinese economy at this late date. In fact I’ve seen claims China could destroy the US economy by calling in all the T Bills it owns. I don’t know — my knowledge and understanding of international macro-economics is pretty slim.


  126. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    “The most important part of all of it is Finance” — Cold

    A painful hit to the dollar: China launched a SWIFT analogue

    The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on Thursday held the first overseas remittance in RMB with the new national system of international payments, China International Payment System (CIPS).
    The new system allows foreign market participants to conduct transactions in Yuan directly with Chinese partners. CIPS is intended to expand the international use of the Chinese currency, and raise the level of international recognition of the renminbi, in particular in Europe and the United States, reports “Interfax”. In addition, with the beginning of CIPS China will be able to protect the information on transfers from US intelligence, which has access to the SWIFT settlement system.

    The first translation into RMB at CIPS held in Luxembourg from China to the Swedish company IKEA.


    Attack is going on all fronts

  127. nsa October 11, 2015 at 11:20 am #

    BREAKING NEWS!!!!! Clitorectomies will be fully covered under the ACA by executive order of the muslim-in-chief…..so all of you should broaden your cultural horizons and learn to respect the religious practices of others. Use our valiant military as an example…where are glorious troops have been instructed to respect the common afgan practice of pedarasty. Some of the troops have cultural horizons so broadened they are actually taking part in the practice themselves……..

    • Janos Skorenzy October 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      Shades of the Knights Templar who brought Homosexuality back to Europe from Palestine.

      And if the clitorectomy is funded, it’s just a small step to funding castration and sex change.

  128. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Bastinda thinks that it’s high time to finish off the humanity


    On the question of how far she is prepared to go with a no-fly zone over Syria, she clearly said that we are talking about a full-scale attack on an air defense system in Syria including the centers in the major cities, and on the need to shoot down Russian planes she avoided a direct answer. But she hints that Russia has already been warned that its planes will be shot down, under the pretext of a response to intrusion into the Turkey airspace – a NATO member.

  129. FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    “I don’t know whether or not Russia is striking ISIS, or if its striking the Free Syrian Army, our ally.” == brh

    There should be no confusion. All illegal armed formations opposing the only legitimate, UN-recognized government of Syria, are under attack.

    The sequence of Russian strikes is dictated by purely military tactical considerations and not by political nuances and flavor of each particular gang of Islamists.

    (Actually, some of those are purely criminal gangs, just trying to make a quick buck on the blood)

    • FincaInTheMountains October 11, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

      The majority of the Russian strikes are currently aimed at Al-Nusra – a pure Al-Qaeda

      • wpa--ccc October 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

        “a pure Al-Qaeda” …

        and Al-Qaeda fighters are now the “moderates” who oppose the radical extremist ISIS guys.

        So Russia is taking out the enemies of ISIS. And violating Turkey’s national sovereignty to do it? Where are all the believers in borders and national sovereignty when you need them?

  130. Buck Stud October 11, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    “It was not preached to the crowd.
    It was not taught by the state.
    No man spoke it aloud
    When the Saxon began to hate.”

    Well Janos, that does not exactly describe you, does it? And that was my point/question–you never stop preaching to the crowd or speaking it aloud.

    Oh that’s right, you’re a Celt, drunk on the sound of your own voice and the text of your own writing.

    • Janos Skorenzy October 11, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

      Well obviously His Chosen Ones realize it first and then incite the crowd. It’s just a poem, Buck, though a very good one. Even an Amoeba has to throw part of itself forward in order to move. And the White Race is awakening at an accelerating rate. Be part of this wholesome change – or choose the Darkness of betrayal and death.

      • Buck Stud October 11, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

        What’s to change? OK, I’ll back up a bit and explain. I was talking to a high school teacher and he told me that it is a well known fact that students overwhelmingly self-segregate:Blacks, whites and Mexicans hang out with their own. He told me this is a phenomenon across all school districts in his state and beyond.

        Since the end of mandatory busing, schools/neighborhoods have indeed divided along racial lines. I don’t believe that result is debatable by reasonable people with eyes wide open. You’ve already won IOW: Ethnic groups will remain distinct and separate.

        I would like to think that you’re concern is similar to former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm: the “Balkanization’ of the U.S. But alas, that’s something you also champion.

        I guess the real question is how many miles does Janos need to be away from blacks, Mexicans, etc to feel safe, secure, comfortable that his ‘whiteness’ is shielded from ethnic reflections?

        • Buck Stud October 11, 2015 at 11:02 pm #

          *your concern *

        • Janos Skorenzy October 12, 2015 at 3:36 am #

          A fascinating response. You admit I’m right, but obviously through clenched teeth, like Hillary admitting she was wrong about having her own server. Your focus in on your feelings and not on the implications of my being right – which you and your cohort will also fight tooth and nail not to see much less act upon.

          If people are separating, we are already balkanized. The break up of Yugoslavia “over night” showed it was ready to happen despite all the glossy tourist brochures and official communiques to the contrary. Of course we should separate asap. How far? Far enough so that they can’t attack us and rape our women anymore. On the other side of a border so we don’t have to pay their bills anymore.

          It’s so extraordinary: you people act like you’re them. You’re on the winning team – you were born White. Why do you identify with aliens and not your won people? You can’t overcome this perversity if you can’t even see that you’re doing it. And guess what: it doesn’t make you better than us – quite the contrary. It simply makes you all traitors, both to the Nation, the Race, the Culture and to Nature itself. How dare you try to ram together what was never meant to be together? It’s like trying to jack rabbit start your car on a sub zero morning or not using lubricant for anal sex. I ask again: What happened to you to make you like this?

  131. Janos Skorenzy October 11, 2015 at 5:13 pm #


    And you thought it was just a Conspiracy Theory, or raving on the part of wpa. Wake up before it’s too late.

    • ZrCrypDiK October 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

      “Wake up”

      Tristan? Heh, you even listen to those U tubz?!

    • wpa--ccc October 11, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

      Janos, the Raza Cósmica is awakening at an accelerating rate. Viva La Raza!

      Eliminan todas las fronteras entre seres humanos.

      Legalizan los indocumentados!


  132. ZrCrypDiK October 11, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    Srsly?!? (heh/kek/lulz)

    “so many people just want to hate on it”

    Liek your ‘boyie’, Noam Chomsky? Ever investigated his language theory? Makes for quite efficient compiler languages…

    Let them eat “cake out in the rain?” Oh, yeah I ‘membaz that:
    Uh oh – bannable, *indeed*!

    ” We go into one country after another and destroy the institutions that held these places together”

    *infrastructure* – destabilize, divide/conquer.

    ” Iraq, Libya, Somalia, now Syria.”

    Afghanistan(Pakistan), Yemen???

  133. BackRowHeckler October 12, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Muzzies are still pouring into Europe at a rate of almost 25,000 per week. The world hasn’t seen anything like this since Genghis Kahn and his Mongolian hordes swept thru in the 13th century — but were stopped in Hungary. These 21st century hordes aren’t being stopped in Hungary, they’re getting free passage thru Hungary into the heart of Europe. Eventually they’ll devour that place like locusts in biblical wheat, wait and see. As for the Europeans themselves, ‘specially the Germans, stupid motherf-kkers that they are, the main worry right now is who will head up FIFA in the upcoming season. Meanwhile, the rape of young German girls has already begun, and the welfare checks are in the mail. imagine what Germany and the rest of western Europe is going to look like when this is all over. One Austrian lawmaker stated 50 million might be on the move, headed north. This might be the end of Europe as we’ve known it.

  134. FincaInTheMountains October 12, 2015 at 4:42 am #

    So, today it can be stated clearly that the course of the current events on the world geopolitical arena as a whole, and in Syria and Ukraine in particular is determined by the Russian-American agreements.

    It should be noted that the very agreements were reached thanks to the fact that Russia has begun not only more tightly and clearly articulate its interests, but also demonstrated the military-political mechanisms of their implementation and protection. Against this background, the US are forced to negotiate, if only for the reason not to drop out of the process.

    Many experts have pointed out that the operation of Russia in Syria began after Vladimir Putin’s visit to New York. However, some erroneously began to believe that the operation in Syria was possible only after discussing it with Obama. In my opinion, this is a mistake. The decision to conduct the operation was decided, at least, in the spring of this year.

    Meeting between Obama and Putin was necessary in order to once again let Obama save his face against his very weak position in the American internal political configuration.

    As a result, agreements were reached, which untied Russian hands in Ukraine, as well as in Syria and allow the United States to claim that they have everything under control – Russia don’t care at that moment about the media background as long as agreements are kept.

    The entire course of subsequent events shows that Russia and the US have reached serious agreements.

    Arrangements between Putin and Obama on Ukraine:

    1. We want to solve together “Ukrainian crisis”, as oppose to “stop Russian aggression and annexation)

    2. Joint task of Russia and the US – to enforce the Minsk-2 agreement

    3. There will be meeting in Paris between Hollande, Merkel and Putin (Poroshenko was not worth mentioning)

    Arrangements between Putin and Obama on Syria:

    1. Syria must remain united and secular

    2. There should be deployed (continued) military operations against ISIS

    3. There must be controlled, stretched over some time, the transient change of the political regime in Syria.

    4. Controversy remains concerning this transition process and what could be the results of such a transition.

    5. This transitional process should involve Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar.

    6. Coalition between the US and Russia in the war against ISIS is absolutely possible – subject to an agreement on the content of the transition process

    Against this background, however, there are more complex and long lasting consequences of operation of the Federation’s Armed Forces in Syria. The purpose of the Syrian operation is not the protection of the regime of Bashar al-Assad. It’s just an excuse.

    It is a trigger to the reformatting of world political matrices and establishing a new world order and the balance of power in the world and in the Middle East in particular. The new order not in the sense of Masonic-Illuminati “Novus Ordo Seclorum”, but in terms of revision of the results of the Cold War in favor of Russia and its allies.

    The real goal is to eliminate notorious extremist religious states such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc., destruction of swollen on petrodollars local Arab elite, village kings and princes.

    There is an intolerable situation for the international community, when a handful of former Bedouin tribes, by chance of placing their tents on the huge oil fields, are holding all of modern civilization by the balls. Such an unnatural state of things must be changed. And this time has come.

    Not Russia was dragged into the Syrian conflict, but Russia with Iran, Iraq, China from behind, with the tacit agreement of the elites of the United States (the Republican oil lobby), gently draw all those frozen in the Dark Ages under-states into an armed confrontation with the most modern armies of the world.

    The logic of confrontation is such, that starting with the announcement of jihad against Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others like them (special path for Turkey) will be forced to follow the path of escalating their threats and move to direct military operations and large-scale terrorist acts. That will create an excuse for combined armed forces of the coalition led by Russia to strike direct blows to control centers, power grids, oil and gas communications. Remain intact will be two mosques in Medina and Mecca.

    Without electricity, desalinated water and non-working air conditioners city of inflated petro-midgets in a couple of weeks will turn into ghosts swept with desert sand. People will return to the roots, to the camels and Bedouin tents.

    Numerous “kings and princes” will be outlawed, and their fabulous holdings in US banks will be confiscated by coming to power Republicans. Trillions of dollars is a good price to pay for preserving the neutrality of the US army and the US Navy in the events in the Middle East.

    And to make sure that no one, including the United States, will be tempted to arrange anti-Russian provocation, launches of cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea were carried out as a prove of new Russian capabilities.

    So on October 7 the era of “lost” Cold War came to an end.


  135. FincaInTheMountains October 12, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    “This might be the end of Europe as we’ve known it.” == brh

    Yeah, right, the skies are falling….

    Don’t you worry, the deportations are on the way – Russian military operation in ME will provide cover for that.

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