Explosions at Brussels Airport and Metro Stations, Kill 34, Injure 170 More

The Religion of Peace, no doubt.

Another burst of coordinated violence.

Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 34 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media, and raised the reality of terror once again in the heart of Europe.

"We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters.

Belgian federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said late Tuesday morning that it was too soon to know exactly how many people died in the bombings. Yet Belgian state broadcaster RTBF, citing emergency services, reported 20 dead at the Maalbeek metro station and 14 more killed at Brussels' international airport.

...

While there's been no official claim of responsibility, many prominent ISIS supporters celebrated Tuesday's deadly terror attacks in Brussels on social media.

One widely circulated Twitter post among these ISIS backers featured the words, "What will be coming is worse."

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The blasted-out interior of the airport at Zaventem. Image from Le Figaro.


Ted Cruz says what a lot of us are thinking: in the aftermath of this latest bloodbath, we don't need another lecture on "Islamophobia." Snippets from his press conference at Townhall.

"Today's attacks in Brussels underscores this is a war," Cruz said. "This is not a lone war. ISIS has declared jihad."

"It is way past time we have a president who will acknowledge this evil and will call it by its name and use the full force and fury to defeat ISIS," he continued. "Until they are defeated, these attacks will continue. Their target is each and every one of us."

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"We need a president who sets aside political correctness," Cruz insisted. "We don't need another lecture about Islamophobia."

Obama has only two modes: Lecturing law-abiding Americans about their claimed responsibility for Islamist violence, and missing 2-foot tap-in putts.

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A subway car at Maalbeek. Image from Le Figaro.

Below, video of a metro train being evacuated in the dark, with only emergency power lights on, here.

Cruz: It's Striking that the Day After Donald Trump Calls for the US to Abandon NATO, ISIS Strikes Brussels, the Headquarters of NATO. No, this isn't "blaming" Trump for the attack, whiners. This is Cruz pointing out Trump's callow isolationism.

Incidentally, it's hard to even say Trump is "isolationist." One day he talks up a Ron Paul style isolationism and withdrawal, the next day he's hell-bent on sending troops to Syria.

I guess his supporters only hear the inconsistent messages they like, or assume that he's got some kind of yuge, Trumpian secret strategy that would make sense of this dog's breakfast of emotional outbursts masquerading as a policy.

Posted by: Ace at 10:10 AM




Comments

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1 Brutal, ugly, and shame on us if we do not prepare ourselves.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 22, 2016 10:11 AM (r65B3)

2 Fucking Episcopalians.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:11 AM (c84p5)

3 Reposted from thread below:

"spread death" - De Blabio

LOL.

And now De Blabio is making retarded remarks in Spanish. I hope they come back to him when he gets to that click language. That's pretty cool to listen to.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:11 AM (zc3Db)

4 A Belgian TV station is reporting that at least one of the bombs at the Brussels airport contained nails.Flemish
language broadcaster VTM interviewed Marc Decramer of the Gasthuisberg
hospital in Leuven, who says the hospital is treating 11 people with
serious injuries, three of them in critical condition. Decramer says the
wounded have fractures and deep cuts caused by flying glass and nails.

Posted by: Viator at March 22, 2016 10:12 AM (Ueq18)

5 Ted Cruz demanded an end to any plans of absorbing Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels,

We've been taking muzzies in from tons of other countries. Syria is a minor part of the huge and stupid problem.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:13 AM (zc3Db)

6 It's high time we placed restrictions on the Amish to quell this threat.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 22, 2016 10:13 AM (gA69l)

7
Now you did it Ace.

Chemjeff would like a word with you.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:13 AM (8XRCm)

8 Damn Methodists!

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at March 22, 2016 10:13 AM (DN9jO)

9 There can be no Peace with Islam.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (c84p5)

10 Ted Cruz has been a real opportunist, no crisis to go to waste. Making a statement is cool, sure, everybody is doing that. He's word puking all over twitter though like crazy. Way overkill. And notably he's also completely copycatting stuff Trump has been saying for months.

Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (1Rf/d)

11 RAT BASTARD CRUZ IS PUTTING SOME OF THE BLAME ON TRUMP.

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MY RECTUM at March 22, 2016 10:12 AM (XzRw1)

Step out of character for a minute and explain yourself.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (UWlp+)

12 Wait until all those Muslims that Canada takes in come marching across the border with their specialty vests on.

Posted by: Cruz-er at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (dbDgq)

13

OK Coach, I'm ready. Send me in!

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson's Koran

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (kdS6q)

14 Prediction: Loretta Lynch warns against the characteristic violent backlash, places DoJ troops on alert.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (9mTYi)

15 Obama has only two modes: Lecturing law-abiding Americans about their claimed responsibility for Islamist violence, and missing 2-foot tap-in putts.

Well, three if you count "Playing the flesh flute with enthusiasm."

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (ZKlDy)

16 Islam is a cancer on the civilized world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (sl+zA)

17 Technically, it isn't a war - it is a crusade.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (Qvgg/)

18 Reaping it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (evdj2)

19 lock and load!

Posted by: Katfish at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (ponaz)

20 Where is is Obama's pajamaboy campaign when you really need it?

Posted by: USA at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (tfM+W)

21 I was working 12-hour shifts on 9-11 in Philly, and I cannot count the amount of radio calls we received for Muslim backlash.

Wait, yes I can. It was zero. Not one. On the day of the attacks.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (kFnmp)

22 Hillary just embarrassed herself on the Today show. She did a phone interview about the bombing. She was asked what she would do as president to stop this kind of stuff. Hillary wasn't expecting the question.

Posted by: scorecard at March 22, 2016 10:16 AM (j2xmV)

23 >>Wait until all those Muslims that Canada takes in come marching across the border with their specialty vests on.


The Vest is Santorum, not Cruz.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:16 AM (c84p5)

24 They're not supposed to be doing that.

**grabs phone book, looks for James Taylor's number again**

Posted by: Secretariat Kerry at March 22, 2016 10:16 AM (H9MG5)

25 I'm waiting for someone in this administration to suggest that it was really the three Mormons who were wearing the bombs.


Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (o+SC1)

26 We need a new version of the Truman Doctrine, establishing a comprehensive plan for containment of jihad within its existing borders and a commitment to preventing the spread of jihad anywhere else in the world.

Posted by: Trump Doctrine at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (FohCt)

27 I was working 12-hour shifts on 9-11 in Philly, and I cannot count the amount of radio calls we received for Muslim backlash.
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The slaughter must have horrifying.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (9mTYi)

28 And notably he's also completely copycatting stuff Trump has been saying for months.

Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:14 AM (1Rf/d)

Er, Trump hasn't been the only one to notice certain problems with allowing adherents of the Religion of Peace virtually unscreened access to the country.

It only seems like the words came from Trump since you're a natural follower who thinks all wisdom is derived from your Beloved Dear Leader.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (UWlp+)

29 She was asked what she would do as president to stop this kind of stuff. Hillary wasn't expecting the question.

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Stop it??? You mean like with a sink stopper???


~Hillary

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (8XRCm)

30 If I sink this putt you're buying the next round of brewskis, bitch.

Posted by: Fritz at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (UzPAd)

31 I pray all the victims were leftists.

Posted by: artist at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (TwnkX)

32 We don't need another lecture about Islamophobia


You want war to the death.


You'll get BS lectures about religion of peace and islamaphobia. and you'll get O'bama going to Saudi Arabia to bow, scrape, and kiss some more muzzie ass.


And you will get an increase of muzzie FSA coming to the US from the current 80K a year to 1.5M a year.


And no opposition Party exists to stop it.



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 22, 2016 10:18 AM (t2KH5)

33 Please! Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who.

Posted by: CAIR at March 22, 2016 10:18 AM (sl+zA)

34 The slaughter must have horrifying.

It was so bad, I only got eight hours sleep in my patrol car. I think I have PTSD now.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 22, 2016 10:18 AM (gA69l)

35 Next person to suggest an absurd plan, then scream when someone insists on a useful plan, can blow me.

The hell, Horde? Has everyone gone bonkers now?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 22, 2016 10:18 AM (9krrF)

36 THE PASSWORD TO MY ASS IS ABC123
Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MY RECTUM at March 22, 2016 10:18 AM (XzRw1)

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I thought it was:

C : ENTER # # # # # # #

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (8XRCm)

37 Great. Bomb damage blew out the margins.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (9krrF)

38 I'm sure that Obama's response will be limp-wristed.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (4rzL1)

39 Who embiggened the thread?

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (v0/PR)

40 17 Islam is a cancer on the civilized world.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (sl+zA)

But there might be a healthy cell or two in there so we have to let them all in.

*spits*

Posted by: Insomniac at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (0mRoj)

41 Wait until all those Muslims that Canada takes in come marching across the border with their specialty vests on.



Elect Trump. Canada promised to build a wall if we did.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (6oPFc)

42
1 Brutal, ugly, and shame on us if we do not prepare ourselves.

I'm prepared...

Posted by: Boy Scout at March 22, 2016 10:19 AM (NDVSb)

43

We need a new version of the Truman Doctrine, establishing a comprehensive plan for containment of jihad within its existing borders and a commitment to preventing the spread of jihad anywhere else in the world.

We need to start here at home first. You can't tell me that there are no radical mosques spewing muzzie supremacy and anti-Americanism here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (LUgeY)

44 Nothing will happen. The EUniks will continue to bleat. The international Left will continue to smile slyly and use every opportunity to demonize the Right. The Islamic supremacists will continue to complain, breed, plot, and kill.

And innocent people will continue to die.

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (X5mSF)

45 Evergreen:

[O]ur loyal, brave people... should know the truth. They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defenses; they should know that we have sus-tained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equi-librium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies:

Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.

And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning.


Winston Churchill
October 5, 1938

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (659DL)

46 Oh, ace....nevermind.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (v0/PR)

47 What would Che do?

Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice

Posted by: Cruz-er at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (dbDgq)

48 Whoa! Who embiggened the comments?

Posted by: creeper at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (4boI/)

49 Who are all these Trumptards?

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (c84p5)

50 I'm waiting for someone in this administration to suggest that it was really the three Mormons who were wearing the bombs. "

Well, if one were to suggest a commonality to such events, one would be castigated as racist/h8ter/some other idiocy...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (C9pBZ)

51 ...and he's all out of 2 foot tap in putts.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (aQQbl)

52
And your official terrorist attack #hashtag this time around is:

To demonstrate this solidarity, Twitter users shared illustrations, cartoons and thoughtful words with the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles, which has been used more than 82,000 times.


Please update your profile pic to a tiny heart in the colors of the Belgian flag to show just how totes serious you are about this.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (kdS6q)

53 >> We need a new version of the Truman Doctrine,
>> establishing a comprehensive plan for containment of jihad
>> within its existing borders

You also need a comprehensive plan for stomping out creeping Sharia outside those borders.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (o+SC1)

54 Rob Ford has passed.

Posted by: wig snatcher at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (m/Gc2)

55 **grabs phone book, looks for James Taylor's number again**
Posted by: Secretariat Kerry
----------------

**ring, ring **
JT: "Hello?"
JK: "Uh, yeah James, it's me."
JT: "Me who?"
JK: "Me... John Kerry."
** click..bzzzz **

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (9mTYi)

56 While it's true we don't need Obama lecturing us about "Islamaphobia", I have to say with him leaving in 9 months, it's not a big concern of mine.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (LXJ1e)

57 Watch what you say about missing two foot putts. That hits too close to home.

Posted by: Max Entropy at March 22, 2016 10:21 AM (cgtTL)

58 One widely circulated Twitter post among these ISIS backers featured the words, "What will be coming is worse."


It will be painful, for you.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 10:21 AM (evdj2)

59 55 Rob Ford has passed.

The crack pipe?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 22, 2016 10:21 AM (gA69l)

60 When Obama finishes his 18 holes of golf with Castro and finishes watching the NCAA tournament, you know he'll say these cliches;

"These attackers are not Muslim, this is not what Islam is"

"Those responsible will be caught and brought to justice"

"I've just been on the phone with ___ to convey the prayers of the American people "

"We cannot let fear deter us from doing what's right for those who want a better life"


Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:21 AM (csH1n)

61 I'm old, its too bad the font doesn't get bigger.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (aQQbl)

62 "And innocent people will continue to die"
True.
Which is why part ofany solution is to educate more of them to vote against what not only allows but encourages this.

Posted by: barbarausa at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (h3IJ6)

63 Our leaders will blame us.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (iynDC)

64 55 Rob Ford has passed.
Posted by: wig snatcher at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (m/Gc2)

RIP, and fuck cancer. I assumed it would be his heart, actually.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (ZKlDy)

65 It suddenly got very roomy in here.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (l/N7H)

66 What would Che do?

Valerie Jarrett and Susan Rice
Posted by: Cruz-er at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (dbDgq)

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Ummmmm no.

One of Ches MANY faults was he despised blacks and thought them inferior.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (8XRCm)

67 When Obama finishes his 18 holes of golf with Castro and finishes watching the NCAA tournament, you know he'll say these cliches;


"Wrong side of history." There. That'll show 'em.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (sl+zA)

68 >>Rob Ford has passed.


The Canadian Chris Farley? That Rob Ford?

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (c84p5)

69 Le sigh! Ace's video embed requires Flash. The only Flash I allow on my computer is episodes of the TV show.

Somebody on a previous thread said the subway bomb went off at a crowded stop. Somebody else said it was in the tunnel to make rescue harder. Ace's description of the video suggests the latter. 72 hours rule on the slightest details, but wondering which is true(r).

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (w46Mb)

70 Welcome to the future.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (xuouz)

71 >> Well, if one were to suggest a commonality to such events, >> one would be castigated as racist/h8ter/some other
>> idiocy...

Oh come on, they'd never blame the Mormons for the bombing. I mean, that'd be like blaming a YouTube video for a coordinated terrorist assault on a US Embassy or something...

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (o+SC1)

72 The issue is not ISIS. The names change, the enemy remains the same. Cruz is making the same mistake he blames others for.

Posted by: Baldy at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (1SCTq)

73 >>>It will be painful, for you.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 10:21 AM (evdj2)<<<

Was I supposed to read that in the Bane voice from The Dark Knight Rises?

Posted by: I'm Batman at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (H9MG5)

74 My! Comments change shape so quickly here!

Posted by: Alice at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (4boI/)

75 We need to start here at home first. You can't
tell me that there are no radical mosques spewing muzzie supremacy and
anti-Americanism here.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (LUgeY)

Yes, the United States is part of the "anywhere else in the world" outside the zone of containment where jihad is already supreme. Likewise for Belgium, France, and the rest of the West. The expansion of jihad needs to be stopped.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (FohCt)

76 Has Limp Wrist made a statement yet?

Posted by: nckate at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (r9ZCc)

77
London is on full alert. 2000 troops on way to Belgium.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)

78 #24. Thread winner.

Posted by: Mike at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (c056A)

79 At least one World leader acknowledges that We are at War and it's not obama....

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (/dSsq)

80 Just another attack to "absorb" to quote the boy king.

Posted by: the Moll at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (xLZWH)

81 Cruz doesn't seem to have the balls to say the words "ban all Muslim immigration". He only talks about Syrian immigrants and the visa waiver program. Fuck that. Say the words.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (cR/4a)

82 London is on full alert. 2000 troops on way to Belgium.

Remember the good ol' days when we could substitute "America" with "London" here?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (gA69l)

83 I thought this business with Cruz blaming Trump was just a joke, but nope, Cruz really did blame Trump. WTF!!!

http://bit.ly/1U56USA

Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (1Rf/d)

84 Historicize the Koran.

Demonstrate how its claim to divine dictation is a fraud, and then we can start to talk.

But before we get to the niceties of talk, let's have some decisive and brutal action so the talk can even *occur.*

Otherwise, pissing in a whirlwind.

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (X5mSF)

85 London is on full alert. 2000 troops on way to Belgium.


Will somebody just declare a war and get the party started?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (sl+zA)

86 your Beloved Dear Leader.

ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THEY REALLY CALL DONALD TRUMP DEAR LEADER


Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (HA9zO)

87 Just hang on. It's a bit early to be blaming muslims for blowing up people this early in the day ......even if they were shouting allah snackbar all over the place as they were detonating their suicide vests.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (iONHu)

88 I'm already seeing comments on twitter that Americans shd to the right thing and go protect our muslim neighbors and to vandalize the property of "rednecks."

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (iQIUe)

89 62
I'm old, its too bad the font doesn't get bigger.



Posted by: IP at March 22, 2016 10:22 AM (aQQbl)


Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the + key until it's the size you like.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (v0/PR)

90 **ring, ring **
JT: "Hello?"
JK: "Uh, yeah James, it's me."
JT: "Me who?"
JK: "Me... John Kerry."
** click..bzzzz **

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:20 AM (9mTYi)
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Click bzzz? More like (thumbs quickly through songbook)

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (pC96u)

91 Cruz has the right words but Trump will be the one who will benefit.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (uq1eJ)

92 If the muzzies run true to form, those nails were coated with rat poison to prevent clotting. At least that what the Palis do in Israel.

Posted by: rabidfox at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (EW9tX)

93 Cruz has officially lost me. Going full Trump now.

Still love the blog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4s6LWBBEwI

Posted by: Community Organizer at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (9VLhN)

94 .....and to vandalize the property of "rednecks."

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Well. They can try.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (8XRCm)

95 >> At least one World leader acknowledges that We are at
>> War and it's not obama....

You're talking about Valls in France? He's President, head of state, not Prime Minister, who has the real executive authority.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (o+SC1)

96 91 I'm already seeing comments on twitter that Americans shd to the right thing and go protect our muslim neighbors and to vandalize the property of "rednecks."
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (iQIUe)

Yeah, your average redneck is going to just sit there and accept that. Sure.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (ZKlDy)

97 >>>At least one World leader acknowledges that We are at War and it's not obama....

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (/dSsq)<<<

Cry "Baguette!" And let slip the Frogs of war.

Posted by: Francois Hollande at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (H9MG5)

98 2000 troops on way to Belgium.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)


To do what?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (zc3Db)

99 And your official terrorist attack #hashtag this time around is:

To demonstrate this solidarity, Twitter users shared illustrations, cartoons and thoughtful words with the hashtag #JeSuisBruxelles, which has been used more than 82,000 times.


#JeSuisTiredOfThisShit

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (6oPFc)

100 Oh come on, they'd never blame the Mormons for the bombing. I mean, that'd be like blaming a YouTube video for a coordinated terrorist assault on a US Embassy or something... "

I'd laugh, but

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (C9pBZ)

101 Someone should ask Obama if he has stopped arming ISIS yet, or as he calls them "the Syrian resistance".

Posted by: 18-1 at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (X7E8f)

102 >>>It's come to this, and ace will defend it

the True Patriot Men corps has a lot of whiny babies in it.

Posted by: ace at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (dciA+)

103

Welcome to the future.

Golly gee, Wally. It's almost like there's a war going on everywhere around the world all at once.

And everyone is a target.

And it's all about religion.

Gosh, where could I have heard about that before? It's almost like someone saw it coming...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (LUgeY)

104 Was I supposed to read that in the Bane voice from The Dark Knight Rises?

Indeed. Bane seriously has the best lines in the movie.

"Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man; by then, it was nothing to me but blinding! The shadows betray you, because they belong to me. I will show you where I have made my home, I will be preparing to bring justice. Then, I will break you. Your precious armory, gratefully accepted. We will need it. Ah yes, I was wondering what would break first. Your spirit, or your body?"

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (evdj2)

105 Posters jumping on Cruz for putting himself on air in person while everyone else gets to call in are so far in the bag for Trump that they are not willing to listen. yesterday, Trump called for us to pull out of NATO and pull back from supporting our allies in the ME. How is this going to stop ISIS? When asked by the Washington Post about using nuclear arms against ISIS, he goes off on a tangent about his election rivals and how they were low energy and he is up in the polls. One day he says he will be a neutral negotiator between Israel and Palestine(as if there is a Palestine) and then says something completely different to AIPAC. This is who you want for President?
By the way, my son is working in Brussels and I got a call at 4 am to tell me he was alright. This made this very personal.I would prefer the cool headed Cruz to the bizarre narcissistic Trump dealing with a situation like this.

Posted by: sharon at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (QzF6i)

106 We've been taking muzzies in from tons of other countries. Syria is a minor part of the huge and stupid problem.

Are the Minnesota Somalis still training in Syria?

Most of the mob attack stuff here seems to be from Morrocans and Algerians, with the Afghans catching up pretty quickly. And that Abdeslam guy was a Brussels native.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (d1RNN)

107 Jeez. And I'm supposed to be going to Germany in the fall. This just makes me feel all better about that.

Posted by: T at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (NctcF)

108 "Cruz doesn't seem to have the balls to say the words "ban all Muslim
immigration". He only talks about Syrian immigrants and the visa waiver
program. Fuck that. Say the words."

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (cR/4a)

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What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)

109 King Retard: "This is the kind of thing that only happens in America."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (oKE6c)

110 snipe at Hollande all you want, he's miles more forthright than our limp-limbed Obama

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (X5mSF)

111 I'm already seeing comments on twitter that Americans shd to the right thing and go protect our muslim neighbors and to vandalize the property of "rednecks."

W... T.... F?

Seriously?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (C9pBZ)

112 7
Now you did it Ace.

Chemjeff would like a word with you.


Nah, CJ has real work to do.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (r9tFS)

113 Cruz has the right words but Trump will be the one who will benefit.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (uq1eJ)


Both Cruz and trump essential said the same thing. Cruz was elliequent and Trump was disjointed and not so elliequent as usual

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (mw8Dm)

114 Oh look Democrats making one day speeches then going back and ignoring the problem until the next attack

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (uq1eJ)

115 Wider is better

Posted by: Tilikum KAW PI at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (1JqUE)

116 Cry "Baguette!" And let slip the Frogs of war.
Posted by: Francois Hollande
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That there is a side-splitter...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (9mTYi)

117 I'm already seeing comments on twitter that Americans shd to the right thing and go protect our muslim neighbors and to vandalize the property of "rednecks."

So only some profiling is wrong.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (iynDC)

118 "If you believe we've finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us, we don't need another lecture about Islamophobia."

Posted by: Dr. Sidney Schaefer at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (e8kgV)

119

PROFILE

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (zOTsN)

120 85 I thought this business with Cruz blaming Trump was just a joke, but nope, Cruz really did blame Trump. WTF!!!

http://bit.ly/1U56USA
Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (1Rf/d)

- - -

Yep.

That did it for me. Never liked the guy - now I really, really dislike the guy.

Posted by: Community Organizer at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (9VLhN)

121
To do what?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (zc3Db)

====
Last winter the Belgiums closed down areas and did house to house searches. Maybe to help with that?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

122 97 >> At least one World leader acknowledges that We are at
>> War and it's not obama....

You're talking about Valls in France? He's President, head of state, not Prime Minister, who has the real executive authority.

On the news I read French PM.... Whatever, it's more than obama will do...

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (/dSsq)

123 and Cruz spins the Belgium attacks into an anti-Trump soundbite.

Not a good look for you , Ted.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (HA9zO)

124 I want to help. But I don't know the new WH approved hashtag yet.

Posted by: USA at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (tfM+W)

125 Hold down the Ctrl key and tap the + key until it's the size you like.


Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (v0/PR)

Yea, I know. It's when I am on the phone that it's a bit tough to blow it up too much and still keep it readable.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (aQQbl)

126 74 The issue is not ISIS. The names change, the enemy remains the same. Cruz is making the same mistake he blames others for.
Posted by: Baldy at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (1SCTq)

------------------------------

Interesting question to Cruz, does Islam have a problem by its very nature that leads to these attacks?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (LXJ1e)

127 They are reporting that the attacks may have been planned but pushed up bc they thought the guy who was captured in Paris would talk.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (iQIUe)

128
This is your fault.

Posted by: barack obama at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (ODxAs)

129 "last winter the Belgians closed down areas and did house to house searches. "

See, That's what caused it!!!!!


/

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (C9pBZ)

130 What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?
Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)

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Yep, Neil Bush has crawled so far up Cruz's ass he's making his lips move.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (cR/4a)

131 London is on full alert. 2000 troops on way to Belgium.


I just hope they're not the guys with the red outfits and the giant furry hats.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (sl+zA)

132 Cry "Baguette!" And let slip the Frogs of war.


Posted by: Francois Hollande at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (H9MG5)

Lovely. Oh, so lovely.

Posted by: creeper at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (4boI/)

133 Islam: Submit or die. There is no "conversion" to Islam for Westerners.

Submit or die.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (4AVeu)

134 Are the Minnesota Somalis still training in Syria?

Dearbornistan says hi.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (9krrF)

135 So how did this devolve into a trump VS Cruz.... Nevermind...

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (/dSsq)

136 This is your fault.
Posted by: barack obama at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (ODxAs)

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Well..... only the 52% that voted.... for.... you.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (8XRCm)

137 127 I want to help. But I don't know the new WH approved hashtag yet.

#BringBackOurMuzzies

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (gA69l)

138 Quick Europe, better let in more "refugees"

Posted by: brak at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (MJuTN)

139 I want to help. But I don't know the new WH approved hashtag yet."

#BringBackOurBalls

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (C9pBZ)

140 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THEY REALLY CALL DONALD TRUMP DEAR LEADER

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (HA9zO)

I don't care if it's funny or not. Personality cults are spooky. Mindless zombie Trump follower-types who insist on using ALL CAPS when posting comments creep me the hell out even more than those batshit crazy, joo-hating,chemtrail-believing Ron Paul true believers in the last election cycle.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (UWlp+)

141 Ted Cruz picks up old Donald speech from last year and reads it to cameras.

Posted by: eman at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (MQEz6)

142
L. Rokku

Reportedly many Muslim children are reacting to the [terrorist attack] in a similar manner...

[video]

twitter.com/Rokkuke/status/712286055559467012

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (kdS6q)

143 116
Cruz has the right words but Trump will be the one who will benefit.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (uq1eJ)





Both Cruz and trump essential said the same thing. Cruz was elliequent and Trump was disjointed and not so elliequent as usual

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:28 AM (mw8Dm)
-------------It's easier to be smooth when your follow-ups are intentionally plagiarizing the first speaker.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:31 AM (1RgUP)

144 today's tack is mention only cruz

Posted by: Jeff E at March 22, 2016 10:31 AM (QBXdZ)

145 Yea, I know. It's when I am on the phone that it's a bit tough to blow it up too much and still keep it readable.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2016 10:29 AM (aQQbl)

Ah, ok....didn't know you were on a phone.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:31 AM (v0/PR)

146 Sadly, this attack was completely predictable. Belgium is well know for its sub-par jobs programs.

Posted by: Marie Harf at March 22, 2016 10:31 AM (sl+zA)

147 It's long past time to recognize that there is no living with islam. Unless you want to convert, you are an enemy to them, and they want to kill their enemies. They will not stop until you have converted or are dead. There is no third thing.

Wishful thinking will not solve this conflict.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 22, 2016 10:31 AM (sqEPx)

148 Cruz attacked Trump for trump's suggestion that we withdraw from Nato...I don't remember when Trump said that, although I do not doubt he did say it. But Trump says a lot of things that are just off the top of his head.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (mw8Dm)

149 Europe is IN a war, it is not AT war

Posted by: tmitsss at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (Lx18F)

150 Jeez. And I'm supposed to be going to Germany in the fall. This just makes me feel all better about that.

Where you goin'? Bavaria is still pretty quiet; saw a perambulating Hefty bag pushing a stroller down my street last week, but I saw those in Indiana last fall, too. O_o

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (d1RNN)

151 now, Ted, flap your arms, jump up and down and quack like a duck.


There's a good boy.


Posted by: GOPe at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (HA9zO)

152 145
Ted Cruz picks up old Donald speech from last year and reads it to cameras.

Posted by: eman at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (MQEz6)
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From your mouth to God's ear...

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (1RgUP)

153 This is really putting a damper on Obama's "historic" trip to the third world hell-hole known as Cuba.

The Limp-Wristed One has to be pissed.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (4AVeu)

154 99 >>>At least one World leader acknowledges that We are at War and it's not obama....

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:24 AM (/dSsq)

Cry "Baguette!" And let slip the Frogs of war.


Posted by: Francois Hollande at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (H9MG5)


I know its popular to bash the French's military...

But I worked in the same area as the Legion at one point...

You won't hear me bash them.

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (RK8AH)

155 How do ordinary Americans defend themselves without a new hashtag?

I would feel better if I saw a briefing from a State Dept. spokesperson in a tight sweater.

Posted by: USA at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (tfM+W)

156 "Can't I just finish my taco?"

Posted by: Barack Obama at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (gA69l)

157 Dominionism is a Religion of Truth.

Posted by: Kinxie at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (Mut0a)

Who the hell are you? Never saw your nic on here before today. Do you rove the Internets white-knighting for your godlike idol, the one with the fucking squirrel on his head?

Good boy, good boy. Here, havea biscuit.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (UWlp+)

158 Islam: Submit or die. There is no "conversion" to Islam for Westerners.

Submit or die."

What a pleasant "religion", n'est ce pas?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (C9pBZ)

159
I'm just talking out of my buttocks here but either this attack was supposed to be a lot worse in terms of deaths or this attack was just a prelude of something bigger to come in the next day or so.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (o2321)

160 >> snipe at Hollande all you want, he's miles more forthright
>> than our limp-limbed Obama

I'd really like to know just what was going on in our limp-noodle President's limp brain with that wrist-flop.

"Oh my God, it's gonna look like a Nazi salute! What can I do? I can't be rude to my simpatico and pull my arm away! I can't do a Black Power fist! I've got it! Wilted celery!"

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (o+SC1)

161 I thought this business with Cruz blaming Trump was just a joke, but nope, Cruz really did blame Trump. WTF!!!



http://bit.ly/1U56USA
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I think that's overstated a bit. But it's probably worthwhile to have a discussion of whether we should continue to foot the bill for europe's defense, while they remain unwilling to lift a finger themselves and do the minimal sensible thing of sealing their borders and deporting the islamic colonists among them, which allows them to maintain socialist welfare states which are then used by the dems as an excuse to impose it here, or not.

I don't think it will serve Cruz well to continue to push the notion that Trump is neutral between Israel and the palestinians after Trump's AIPAC speech last night, which FNC broadcast in its entirety, but he's behind and has to do something, I guess.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (ZbV+0)

162 You're talking about Valls in France? He's President, head of
state, not Prime Minister, who has the real executive authority.
Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:26 AM (o+SC1)

Valls is the Prime Minister; Hollande is the President, which in the Fifth French Republic holds supreme power over the executive branch except in the rare cases when the legislature and presidency aren't controlled by the same party or coalition of parties.

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (FohCt)

163 I know its popular to bash the French's military...

But I worked in the same area as the Legion at one point...

You won't hear me bash them.
Posted by: Don Quixote at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (RK8AH)


I bash French Leadership and Politicians, not so much their Military, especially the well trained professional ones

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (mw8Dm)

164 Wishful thinking will not solve this conflict.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 22, 2016 10:31 AM (sqEPx)


Now, is that fair? We really haven't given wishful thinking a reasonable chance to succeed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (sl+zA)

165 Once again Ted Cruz shows how to really earn second place.

Posted by: eman at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (MQEz6)

166 I know its popular to bash the French's military...

But I worked in the same area as the Legion at one point...

You won't hear me bash them.

At least they weren't afraid to go in after the Paris attacks and take them out..... Do You think obama would do that without multiple search warrants and precautions to not hurt anyone?

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (/dSsq)

167 We are wholly opposed to tough political attacks. We demand a more high-minded discourse on the issues.

Posted by: All Donald Trump Supporters, Everywhere at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (dciA+)

168 snipe at Hollande all you want, he's miles more forthright
>> than our limp-limbed Obama


Low bar, REAL LOW BAR

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (mw8Dm)

169 he's behind and has to do something, I guess.


And we own his behind.

Posted by: GOPe at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (HA9zO)

170 >>Mindless zombie Trump follower-types who insist on using ALL CAPS

This "zombie Trump follower-type" is mindful, I'll have you know, and doesn't use all caps....

UNLESS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE YOOGE WALL, WHICH DISCUSSION PRETTY MUCH DEMANDS ALL CAPS.

Posted by: General Zod at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (Bdeb0)

171 "Obama has only two modes"

We should at least add "Degrading himself and the US before foreign dictators"

Posted by: Grimaldi at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (IU4xO)

172 140
Er, Trump hasn't been the only one to notice certain problems with
allowing adherents of the Religion of Peace virtually unscreened access
to the country.



It only seems like the words came from Trump since you're a natural
follower who thinks all wisdom is derived from your Beloved Dear Leader.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 10:17 AM (UWlp+)



Why the fuck are you lying so boldly in the Google age? Is it stupidity or simply a matter of being a lowly jerk?



Cruz never suggested to halt Muslims from coming here. Trump did,
and got a drowned in a gallon of boiling oil from your GOPe friends for
it. Then Cruz saw it made Trump stronger, and went on to say it too,
safely. Same thing as with the fucking wall.



Lying in the internet age is audacious, and Cruz does it all the
time, as are his mindless zombie followers. Because lying for the
Dominionist Messiah is OK, I guess. Dominionism is a Religion of Truth.

Posted by: Kinxie at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (Mut0a)
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Lying is all Cruz and his followers have, now that he's been exposed as a Bushite Establishment false opposition shill and Soros apologist.Tedward and the GOP pseudo-elites have accomplished the amazing feat of turning the world's most self-aggrandizing billionaire into an anti-elitist underdog hero of the working man. That's some potent political alchemy.





Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (1RgUP)

173
If you see something, say something.

Posted by: Ahmed the bomb clock boy at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (ODxAs)

174


about Trumps NATO comment


I thought that was aimed at Turkey frankly


do the right thing about ISIS or we pull out of NATO and you are on your own

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (zOTsN)

175 The issue is not ISIS. The names change, the enemy remains the same. Cruz is making the same mistake he blames others for.

Posted by: Baldy at March 22, 2016 10:23 AM (1SCTq)


Yep. ISIS is already the fifth or sixth incarnation of the leading sunni outfit. Same people, for the most part, do the same stuff.

In the end, the situation is pretty simple: All threats from the Arab/Persian/Muslim world start and stop with control of the gulf oil fields. It's really that simple. All of the APM world power comes from those fields - political, financial, strategic - and it will all disappear in a second if control of those fields is taken back from the arabs and persians (control that was stolen by them in the forced nationalization waves of the mid 20th century). Without those fields, the APM world is neutered and islam dies on the vine ... or, at least, ceases to be any serious threat (providing we are smart enough to not keep importing the APM world here).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (zc3Db)

176 I'm just talking out of my buttocks here but either
this attack was supposed to be a lot worse in terms of deaths or this
attack was just a prelude of something bigger to come in the next day or
so.





Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (o2321)


I think it was rushed because of the recent capture.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (v0/PR)

177 129 this morning Cruz said this:
"Radical Islam is at war with us. For over seven years we have had a president who refuses to acknowledge this reality," he continued in the statement. "And the truth is, we can never hope to defeat this evil so long as we refuse to even name it. That ends on January 20, 2017, when I am sworn in as president. We will name our enemy -- radical Islamic terrorism. And we will defeat it."

Posted by: stace at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (LKUbu)

178 I don't care if it's funny or not. Personality cults are spooky. Mindless zombie Trump follower-types who insist on using ALL CAPS when posting comments creep me the hell out even more than those batshit crazy, joo-hating,chemtrail-believing Ron Paul true believers in the last election cycle.
Posted by: troyriser



Duuuude. It's MUMR. He got his dayroom hours changed to mornings.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (6oPFc)

179 I would say that wanting to get out of the corrupt and ineffective NATO is not isolationist.

In addition, leaving NATO while fighting the bad guys where they live are not mutually exclusive.

There is much to criticize about Trump. But I don't think this is one of them.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (z/vX9)

180 Hey, how about focusing on the terrorists.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (U+nHb)

181 I'm just talking out of my buttocks here but either this attack was supposed to be a lot worse in terms of deaths or this attack was just a prelude of something bigger to come in the next day or so.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (o2321)

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I think they rushed it. They picked up that one bad actor the other day. His buddies thought they might be compromised and so acted now rather than risk getting pinched.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (8XRCm)

182 That was really stupid, Ted.

You're now on video split-screened against shots of Islamic terror blowing people up and you're blaming...Donald Trump.

Makes you look like a craven opportunist, and more than a little out-of-touch.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (iynDC)

183 I want to help. But I don't know the new WH approved hashtag yet.
---------------
#stopbacklash

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (9mTYi)

184 OT, a RINO before there were RINOs. What's that chewed-looking spot in your trousers, Orrin?

http://tinyurl.com/gw3s8vn

"Playing politics with judges is unfair, and I am sick of it. I would like to see one person come to this floor and say one reason why Merrick Garland does not deserve this position. I know of his integrity, I know of his legal ability, I know of his honesty, I know of his acumen, and he belongs on the court."

-- Sen. Orrin Hatch on March 19, 1997

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (pC96u)

185 I think this attack was suppose to be bigger but they advanced the date it was going to happen bc they thought their arrest was imminent.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (iQIUe)

186 >> I just hope they're not the guys with the red outfits and the
>> giant furry hats.

Look, if the UK were sending 2000 troops to Brussels, it'd be preferable if there was a sizable unit of engineers with it to demolish the European Union facilities while they're there.

Then they can transit over to the Hague and blow up the ECHR.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (o+SC1)

187 152 Cruz attacked Trump for trump's suggestion that we withdraw from Nato...I don't remember when Trump said that, although I do not doubt he did say it. But Trump says a lot of things that are just off the top of his head.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:32 AM (mw8Dm)

---------------------------

He didn't say it. So if Cruz said or implies Trump said it, he's lying.

Trump said that other members of NATO need to pull their own weight.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (LXJ1e)

188 Posted by: Kinxie at March 22, 2016 10:34 AM (Mut0a)

Oh, right: insulting the guy who owns this blog. That'll do it.

Look at the flowers, Kinxie. The pretty, pretty flowers.

Posted by: Carol from that scene in 'The Walking Dead' at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (UWlp+)

189 Mindless zombie Trump follower-types who insist on using ALL CAPS when posting comments




SOMEONE STOP ME BEFOUR I POST AGIN

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (HA9zO)

190 Cruz: It's Striking that the Day After Donald Trump Calls for the US to Abandon NATO, ISIS Strikes Brussels, the Headquarters of NATO. No, this isn't "blaming" Trump for the attack, whiners. This is Cruz pointing out Trump's callow isolationism.



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NATO has been worthless for many years, leeching off the military largess of the U.S. while it insists on propping up socialism in the EU. The situation in Turkey is indicative of what NATO has become. It is the UN with uniforms.

I've been in favor of getting out of NATO (and the UN) for many years.

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (Fmupd)

191 See, That's what caused it!!!!!

Finnish exchange student I went to HS with says our "hate" is why they do things, because some Norwegian guy said that after that white nut killed 77 Norwegian kids.

Yeah, let's listen to Norwegian guys project their beliefs onto the guys doing the killing instead of listening to the actual killers. Wouldn't want to be racist by taking them at their word or anything. *eyeroll*

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (d1RNN)

192 It is interesting how posters who just showed up in the past couple of weeks are now telling us what to think.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (Qvgg/)

193 I think that's overstated a bit. But it's probably worthwhile to have a discussion of whether we should continue to foot the bill for europe's defense, while they remain unwilling to lift a finger themselves and do the minimal sensible thing of sealing their borders and deporting the islamic colonists among them, which allows them to maintain socialist welfare states which are then used by the dems as an excuse to impose it here, or not.

Europe is still a needed firewall/firebreak against such things. But we do need to re-examine the terms. Heavily.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (9krrF)

194 Obama/ Kerry solution:

MORE immigration to the US. These people would not be killing infidels if they were happily living in the US getting gubbermint benefits!'

/fore!

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (MrV8Y)

195
I believe it would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.

Posted by: George Casey at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (FkBIv)

196 Hey, how about focusing on the terrorists."

What, and give up the valuable clicks, er, circ firing squad?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (C9pBZ)

197 An attack on NATO's headquarters, while the EU signs a deal for visa free travel to and from an Islamist dictatorship? Who... is a NATO member.

Hmmm. Refresh my memory, NATO was supposed to defend against invasions of Europe, right?

It's a bold play by Cruz. Let's see if it works out for him.

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2016 10:38 AM (MEHba)

198 >> radical Islamic terrorism

Even Ted's trimming his sails with that one.

The real enemy is Sharia and those would would attempt to spread it.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (o+SC1)

199 184
That was really stupid, Ted.



You're now on video split-screened against shots of Islamic terror blowing people up and you're blaming...Donald Trump.



Makes you look like a craven opportunist, and more than a little out-of-touch.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (iynDC)

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That human cesspit is just revealing his true inner nature. He makes Captain Orange Spray Tan Comb-Over look like George Washington by comparison.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (1RgUP)

200
That was really stupid, Ted.


You're now on video split-screened against shots of Islamic terror blowing people up and you're blaming...Donald Trump.


Makes you look like a craven opportunist





now, come and take your rightful place by my side.


Posted by: Darth McConnell at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (HA9zO)

201 Isis has taken credit and our fearless leader has called Castro his "estranged brother'. Business as usual.

Posted by: guy without a nic at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (gxIP7)

202 Oh FFS. Cruz was asked about Trumps "pull back from NATO" comment yesterday and criticized it as "preemptive surrender"

Hardly blaming Trump for the attack. But keep spinning the silliness, it's moderately entertaining.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (uq1eJ)

203 Ted Cruz is a fvcking creepy politician. (Tongue flickers silently, tasting the air...)

Posted by: Mr Lizard, Ted Cruz at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (mBYZv)

204 : Kinxie

Sure seems to be a lot of "new" morons today..... And I don't mean that in an "endearing" way...

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (/dSsq)

205 Low bar, REAL LOW BAR
Posted by: Nevergiveup
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*curls 5 lb. dumbbell*

Posted by: Barky at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (9mTYi)

206 >> Hmmm. Refresh my memory, NATO was supposed to
>> defend against invasions of Europe, right?

I thought the line was that NATO existed to keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (o+SC1)

207 Unless we're going to strap the DNC/Media to the front of the tanks re-invading seems problematic.

Actually TFG will step up the bombing and SpecOps this summer. The Iraqi's will retake some cities, Hillary will declare victory and move into 1600 Penn.

Posted by: DaveA at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (DL2i+)

208 I'm just talking out of my buttocks here but either this attack was supposed to be a lot worse in terms of deaths or this attack was just a prelude of something bigger to come in the next day or so.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:33 AM (o2321)
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I think they did a darn good job on such short notice. They're flexible and quick. We're trying to figure out how to put lactation stations in armored tanks while being carbon-neutral.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (pC96u)

209 Thinking before you speak should be an essential qualification for President. Calling people childish names,losers etc will not work on the world stage. Yesterday introduces his foreign policy advisors and today says he may change if they don;t agree with him.
I just don;t get it.

Posted by: sharon at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (QzF6i)

210 "I'm Ted Cruz and I and Mitt Romney approve this message"

Posted by: eman at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (MQEz6)

211 OT, a RINO before there were RINOs. What's that chewed-looking spot in your trousers, Orrin?

Well you can't spell "Orrin" without "RINO", so to be fair he's pretty well labeled there.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (9krrF)

212 Would someone please tell our Low Information President that I'd like my jerseys back from those JV players?

Posted by: Kobe Bryant at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (3GAnN)

213 Just musing here...

Suppose there existed a basically universal concept of omnipotence in godhead. And imagine that that concept extented to obigatory obedience to the dictates and adnomishments of (pick any) deity. So far so good, right?

Now suppose that in a universe where there exists multiple conceptualizations of godhead and that among that multitude there exists at least one concept whose deity's admonishment include the eradication of any who do not hold to that singular concept of godhead.

What would be a NORMAL universal response from the remaining ideologies that for whatever evolutionary reasons that determined the development of their ideologies that rejected murder as a response to heresy?

Is acceptance, and even submissiveness toward this type of ideology appropriate?

As I said, just musing.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 22, 2016 10:40 AM (4ng05)

214 NATO as a coalition was useful in a different era (post WWII) and is really not configured to fight the wars we are fighting now. It appears to me that Europeans have used the shield of NATO and by extension the umbrella of protection Americans have been providing and not really funding their military and anti-terrorism units. What purpose NATO serves American interest in today's reality, is unclear to me.

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (a0IVu)

215
What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?
Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)

I'm curious -- are Trump supporters onboard with this characterization of Ted Cruz?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (ZKlDy)

216
Brussels Attacks: Tintin Cartoon Becomes Social Media Symbol

Images of famous Belgian cartoon Tintin have been widely shared on Tuesday following the Brussels terror attacks. The line drawn boy is depicted next to his dog, Snowy, with a single tear running down his face. In some images, his shirt is emblazoned with the Belgian flag.

https://t.co/bFSHUHmaZa



Gee -- thanks. Big help.

Posted by: A Tourist Being Spatula'd Off The Ceiling of the Zaventem Airport

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (kdS6q)

217 continue to foot the bill for europe's defense, while they remain
unwilling to lift a finger themselves and do the minimal sensible thing
of sealing their borders and deporting the islamic colonists among them


This might be news to Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (d1RNN)

218 If one Trump supporter punching a guy in the face and alleywhooping him = Trump supporters are violent and Trump incites them to violence,
Then....

WHO BITCH DIS IS?!

(Metaphorically speaking)

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (g38i/)

219 @ 10
Trump cultist spotted.

Posted by: jon corzine at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (VDovR)

220 Is this a failure of NASA's outreach program?

Posted by: USA at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (tfM+W)

221 London is on full alert. 2000 troops on way to Belgium.

Paging Admiral Painter. Admiral Akbar on line 2.

Twenty-one years ago this week I was visiting towns and villages around Liege, and to a man, the Belgians told me not to bother visiting Brussels. They considered it a no-go zone, back then.

Thinking back on transplanted "problematic" movements in the US, there certainly have been periods of 20 years or more when some foreign insurgency had a strong enough base of support in ethnic enclaves that perps could go to ground with impunity. IRA, Molly McGuires, old-school anarchists, Sicilian guilds of several stripes, Zionists, many more. The difference being, except for the Patriots, all of those movements either got what they wanted back home, got respectable, or lost their tenement base. Can't think of a single case where the ruling class and the machinery of government actually aided and abetted.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 10:42 AM (xq1UY)

222 Rest easy, America.

The President who so thoroughly "vetted" the San Bernardino shooters has also "vetted" tens of thousands of Syrian "refugees" since 2012.

They are simply waiting for their ally in the White House to leave office before they attack.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2016 10:42 AM (4AVeu)

223 179
I would say that wanting to get out of the corrupt and ineffective NATO is not isolationist.



In addition, leaving NATO while fighting the bad guys where they live are not mutually exclusive.



There is much to criticize about Trump. But I don't think this is one of them.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at March 22, 2016 10:36 AM (z/vX9)

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The Cruzbots are more interested in feces flinging alongside their new pals from MoveOn/BLM than they are in doing an honest rational critique of Maximum Donald.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:42 AM (1RgUP)

224 Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:35 AM (1RgUP)

Who are you guys? Does Trump have a secret cloning laboratory where he churns you out by the dozen or are you just one really fervent, frothing-at-the-mouth,sock-farming true believer?

Posted by: Carol from that scene in 'The Walking Dead' at March 22, 2016 10:42 AM (UWlp+)

225 I'm flying to Paris on Friday.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (xuouz)

226 I think they did a darn good job on such short notice. They're flexible
and quick. We're trying to figure out how to put lactation stations in
armored tanks while being carbon-neutral.


I laughed, but sweet Bast, that's sad.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (d1RNN)

227 The real enemy is Sharia and those would would attempt to spread it.
Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:39 AM (o+SC1)

You think Ted isn't against sharia law? Really? Mr Constitution thinks one set of people should not be subject to the same laws everyone else is?
Good grief.

Frank Gaffney is on Cruz's foreign policy team, btw.

Posted by: stace at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (ozZau)

228 Gee -- thanks. Big help.

Posted by: A Tourist Being Spatula'd Off The Ceiling of the Zaventem Airport
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (kdS6q)

Don't worry! Facebook is already awash in Belgian flags so those terrorists must surely be on the run!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (oQQwD)

229 But Cruz looks funny!

Posted by: Marco Makes Me Hot at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (LYCUN)

230 Nothing different will be done in response to this because it's a couple hundred serf eggs broken to make the multicultural omelet.

Well, maybe a little more stepping up of stomping out some more of the remaining rights of the serfs since "we're at war with 'extremism' not Islamic jihad"

Something different will be done if the jihadists attack an elite venue and kill a few dozen of the Ruling Class.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (i6i8K)

231 Germany = Safe Space for terrorists.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (pAkLs)

232 Sure seems to be a lot of "new" morons today..... And I don't mean that in an "endearing" way...
Posted by: donna
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drgreatcham
Trump attack dog, it seems.

Posted by: Barky at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (9mTYi)

233 That was really stupid, Ted.


You're now on video split-screened against shots of Islamic terror blowing people up and you're blaming...Donald Trump.


Makes you look like a craven opportunist, and more than a little out-of-touch.
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Cruz has no control over what's on the other side of the screen- that's done by the TV producers.

OTOH... stop blaming other people, and "radical" Islam. It's not radical Islam. It's real Islam. The ones who don't agree with killing are the radicals.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (MrV8Y)

234 God I can't wait for Trump to wrap this up tonight. Maybe the moronic spin from the Trump drive bys will abate.

Who am I kidding there is going to be 6 more months of this crap.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (uq1eJ)

235 Dude ban the trolls, just go hard.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (xuouz)

236 The Little Hands Brigade is out in full force, this morning.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (c84p5)

237 You can't tell me that there are no radical mosques spewing muzzie supremacy and anti-Americanism here.

You've captured 2 of our main jobs. Spewing and telling you otherwise.

Posted by: CAIR + pretty much every other org. with Muslim or Islam in the title at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (DL2i+)

238 Jesus every post must in someway be a slam on trump AND his supporters. I can believe trumps views are consistent because he's simply stating we should use force for american self interest. Now nato may or may not be in our interest depending on your views (I think it is), but it's far more then a fucking argument of "interventionism" vs "isolationism".

Posted by: bob at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (FcaaG)

239

NATO isnt doing anything to stop the flow of refugees and thereby protect Europe

Turkey is a NATO member and a huge problem


I think theatening to pull out of NATO is a threat to Turkey to play it straight on ISIS or we will leave them unprotected

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (zOTsN)

240 NATO has been worthless for many years, leeching off
the military largess of the U.S. while it insists on propping up
socialism in the EU. The situation in Turkey is indicative of what NATO
has become. It is the UN with uniforms.



I've been in favor of getting out of NATO (and the UN) for many years.

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (Fmupd)
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The UN is worthless. However, NATO bases are an essential refueling staging point for many places in North Africa. Turkey should be politely invited to choose between the Muslim Brotherhood and membership in NATO.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (MIKMs)

241 Yet Cruz cannot bring himself to say "stop Islamic immigration into America". Not even temporarily.

What does NATO have to do with any of this? We can bomb ISIS into extinction, but jihad is still part of Islam. There are hordes of groups out there with all sorts of names that are organized jihadist groups. You kill one, and another five come to life. This is because jihad is part of Islam. It is a religious duty!

Now don't get me wrong I am for bombing ISIS into extinction. I am just pointing out that it will not stop the concept of jihad in the Islamic religion. So what use will destroying ISIS in Syria be if you keep letting Muslim immigration continue into America? You are still carrying out a variation of "fight them over there, but let them over here" policy that we have had for over 20 plus years.

Cruz is better than Obama (and Bush), but he is still behind to Trump on this issue. Trump is still closer to the truth when he said, "Islam hates us". Compare what Trump said on Fox this morning to what Cruz said. Trump is even closer to the truth when he is incoherent and blundering about for the right words.

Note: And please don't tell me, "but Trump does not believe it". I could say the same thing about Cruz's position considering he has been all over the map in regards to Islamic immigration into America. It is not just migrants from Syria. Is Cruz willing to do a temporary ban on Islamic immigration into America? This is a Non-PC test that is important to pass as a nation if we are really serious about stopping stuff like what happened in Belgium today. Hopefully Cruz will get there at some point....

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (q52Ma)

242 What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)



I'm curious -- are Trump supporters onboard with this characterization of Ted Cruz?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (ZKlDy)
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Cruz said Trump shared responsibility for causing -astroturfed- MoveOn/BLM protests. Classic victim blaming.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (1RgUP)

243
I've been in favor of getting out of NATO (and the UN) for many years.
Posted by: Soona


The reason for the existence of NATO disappeared with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (FkBIv)

244 Husband didn't get the Japan job, next up might be the German job.


That'll get..... interesting.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (MZ65M)

245 Yes, but the important thing is that we should be on the look-out for any reprisals against practitioners of the Religion of Pieces... I mean Peace.

Posted by: Prez'nit SCOAMF at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (VDovR)

246 226
I'm flying to Paris on Friday.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:43 AM (xuouz)
I'm flying to London Thursday night..being stressed on vacation is not my idea of a relaxing time.

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (a0IVu)

247 #TintinsTears

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (iynDC)

248 Dude ban the trolls, just go hard.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:44 AM (xuouz)

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Dont be stupid. Im still waiting for that magic troll test.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (8XRCm)

249 The Marines leap into action!

Marines will soon be forced to attend "unconscious bias" training - in advance of the women joining the infantry.

From WZ.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (Nwg0u)

250 94 Dave in Florida: No, Trump has been saying the same thing for months now. Only he's talking about limiting ALL muslim immigration until we find a way to reliably check them out.

Posted by: rabidfox at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (EW9tX)

251 214 ... What purpose NATO serves American interest in today's reality, is unclear to me.

The purpose being that we have territory to land our troops & equipment on to defend them once again.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (jxbfJ)

252 Islamism should be treated as a political movement and not a religious one. There is no reason to offer deference to a movement that calls for genocide,allows slavery and the subjugation of women and rewards the mass killing of innocents. This is suicide by the West.

Posted by: sharon at March 22, 2016 10:46 AM (QzF6i)

253 If the backlash comes it will be a) long overdue and b) beyond anything we've seen since WW2. I can see full-on Einsatzgruppen. And this will be one instance where the victims truly will have brought it on themselves. Note: I do not advocate; I merely predict.

Posted by: David Gillies at March 22, 2016 10:46 AM (AadFx)

254 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MY RECTUM at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM

No, no, no. Get it right. The approved quote is "I fart in your general direction."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 22, 2016 10:46 AM (bzd8I)

255 Regret... tragedy.... violence not the solution.... Many good Muslims.... very seriously..... will bring them to justice... blahblah.

Saved you some time.

Posted by: Next Oblama Presser at March 22, 2016 10:46 AM (3Rr8K)

256 Off badass Carol sock.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (UWlp+)

257 Chance for us to jointly condemn Islamic terror....

nah lets start a flame war with trump/cruz fans... cause we aren't on the same side or anything

Please fucking ban me.



Posted by: bob at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (FcaaG)

258 Nic change comment

Posted by: alexthechick - Destroyer of Gaia and Seductress of Savagery at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (mf5HN)

259 Yes, what is it, Barry?

[Listens]

Mmmm hmmm. Yes, "Belgium" does kind of sound like "belching."

[Listens]

Belgium is a country in Europe. Now, why don't you see if there's something you like on TV?

Posted by: Valerie Jarrett at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (3GAnN)

260 So "Kinxie" is "drgreatcham?"

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (Dttnn)

261 Who am I kidding there is going to be 6 more months of this crap.

An optimist, I see.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (evdj2)

262 @ 236
Thread Winner!
The Little Hands Brigade...LOL!

Posted by: jon corzine at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (VDovR)

263 And Good Morning to you, Ace.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (SLJ40)

264 I lean towards isolationism, but I definitely am not on board with "blame America First"

I'm just tired of fighting other people's wars.

Posted by: Baldwin at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (7e1qS)

265
Futility.

Back in November the shithead Hollande said France was at war but...

"We are not committed to a war of civilizations, because these assassins don't represent any civilization. We are in a war against terrorism, jihadism, which threatens the whole world. Terrorism will not destroy France, because France will destroy it."

Total useless bullshit.


Four months later...

France has not, evidently destroyed terrorism. Today the shithead prime minister of France said this: "We are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war."

Okay, that's something, I guess. But who again, exactly are you at war with, France?

France can't say. But Merkel's chief of staff can sort of say: "Terrorists will never win. Our European values much stronger than hate, violence, terror!"


So Europe is At War with hate, violence, and terror.

This is why Europe is doomed. They have regressed to acting like children. Very ignorant and precocious children. They believe they are at war with negative emotions and negative behavior. Pathetic.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (o2321)

266 So "Kinxie" is "drgreatcham?"


All trolls are Average Joe.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (evdj2)

267 Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (1RgUP)

Care to direct us to those quotations?

Or are they in code, and only you can decipher them?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (Zu3d9)

268 Cruz has a point about NATO; it's done a smash up job of preventing Islamic terrorism since the end of the Cold War. Moar please!

Posted by: Schaeffer at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (8t5CA)

269 Look, NATO is an anti-Soviet Union entity. It doesn't work against any other threat.

We still need NATO, but looking to NATO to solve Islamic terrorism is like using a shotgun to cure cancer.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (4AVeu)

270 242 What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)



I'm curious -- are Trump supporters onboard with this characterization of Ted Cruz?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:41 AM (ZKlDy)
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Cruz said Trump shared responsibility for causing -astroturfed- MoveOn/BLM protests. Classic victim blaming.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (1RgUP)

No, you're an asshole troll. That comment wasn't directed at you. I'm directing this to the other Trump supporters.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (ZKlDy)

271 Yet Cruz cannot bring himself to say "stop Islamic immigration into America". Not even temporarily.



What does NATO have to do with any of this? We can bomb ISIS into
extinction, but jihad is still part of Islam. There are hordes of groups
out there with all sorts of names that are organized jihadist groups.
You kill one, and another five come to life. This is because jihad is
part of Islam. It is a religious duty!



Now don't get me wrong I am for bombing ISIS into extinction. I am
just pointing out that it will not stop the concept of jihad in the
Islamic religion. So what use will destroying ISIS in Syria be if you
keep letting Muslim immigration continue into America? You are still
carrying out a variation of "fight them over there, but let them over
here" policy that we have had for over 20 plus years.



Cruz is better than Obama (and Bush), but he is still behind to
Trump on this issue. Trump is still closer to the truth when he said,
"Islam hates us". Compare what Trump said on Fox this morning to what
Cruz said. Trump is even closer to the truth when he is incoherent and
blundering about for the right words.



Note: And please don't tell me, "but Trump does not believe it". I
could say the same thing about Cruz's position considering he has been
all over the map in regards to Islamic immigration into America. It is
not just migrants from Syria. Is Cruz willing to do a temporary ban on
Islamic immigration into America? This is a Non-PC test that is
important to pass as a nation if we are really serious about stopping
stuff like what happened in Belgium today. Hopefully Cruz will get there
at some point....

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (q52Ma)
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NATO is a military alliance, it has no authority over the immigration policies or police powers of EU and its member states. Tedward is just pulling a classic leftist tactic of post hoc, propter hoc false accusation of Count Trumpula.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (1RgUP)

272 The correct answer is: Havana, Cuba.

If you guessed that the next 3 am phone call would be answered in Havana, Cuba, please step forward and claim your prize.

Posted by: USA at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (tfM+W)

273 I still don't understand why this isn't happening here. I know that our law enforcement agencies are doing a lot of good work and have actually stopped quite a few attacks. But they are so constrained by political correctness from their dangerously feckless superiors that I just can't get my head around the fact that it isn't happening.

Posted by: PBJ1515 at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (lbr5A)

274 I have no doubt that billions of muslims around the world are cheering the attack.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (iQIUe)

275 NATO has been worthless for many years, leeching off the military largess of the U.S. while it insists on propping up socialism in the EU.
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This is the great, sickening irony of our defense of Europe. It feels free to flirt with deadly ideologies precisely because Americans stand ready to protect it from them.

It's like druggies who keep ODing because hey, the ER is there -- and it's free for people with no income.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (pC96u)

276 Late to the thread...


Has Ace published the poll numbers yet?

I expect Trump to be leading for President of Belgium by about 95% today.

Posted by: jwest at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (Zs4uk)

277 If the backlash comes it will be a) long overdue and b) beyond anything we've seen since WW2. I can see full-on Einsatzgruppen. And this will be one instance where the victims truly will have brought it on themselves. Note: I do not advocate; I merely predict.
Posted by: David Gillies at March 22, 2016 10:46 AM (AadFx)

Exactly. If the US and Europe had been realistic about immigration for the last 10 years, and in Europe especially for the last 2, this wouldn't be such an issue.

It is the LEFT that will overreact and lead these purges. Look how they behave at political rallies now. And all of this is part of their plan, cloward piven on a massive scale, to implement a police state.

We are caught in their trap. My only consolation is that they are too.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (xuouz)

278 "unconscious bias" training>>>

I have to say we have a bias for the unconscious.

Posted by: Frat Brothers at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (aVYsC)

279 NATOs mission changed after the fall of the Soviet Union

either NATO is flexible or it ceases to exist

maybe a new alliance needs to replace NATO

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (zOTsN)

280 >> You think Ted isn't against sharia law? Really?

No, I did not say that, and I like the people Cruz has around him.

What I did say, or imply, is that there's a continuum.

On one end you have Allahu Akbar, and well out toward that end you have Bush's unfortunate 'Religion of Peace' bullshit.

'Radical Islamic Terrorism' is a reasonable term, and back across center on the other (proper) end of the continuum, but it's not the sum total of the problem.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (o+SC1)

281 He didn't say it. So if Cruz said or implies Trump said it, he's lying.

Trump said that other members of NATO need to pull their own weight.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 22, 2016 10:37 AM (LXJ1e)


OK Thanks


Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (mw8Dm)

282 grumblegrumble High Horse grumblegrumble

Posted by: Obam-ba-lam at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (gs8be)

283
Channel 4 News

Panic and confusion inside airport in the immediate aftermath of two explosions.

[video]

twitter.com/Channel4News/status/712289911722737664

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (kdS6q)

284 No one commenting on the only American casualties so far are 3 male Mormon Missionaries who were escorting (read: protecting) a fellow sister missionary on the way to Ohio?

To add to the Trump thing: he basically flew into Salt Lake and insulted the LDS membership, so I suppose he's writing off the Mormon vote. And the most conservative religious group. Gotta wonder about his politics.

Posted by: Vanceone at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (IQzhs)

285 Try as you might, I'll still vote for Trump.

Or, Cruz.

Doesn't matter to me.

See? Easy.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (V3/6/)

286 223:"The Cruzbots are more interested in feces flinging alongside their new pals from MoveOn/BLM than they are in doing an honest rational critique of Maximum Donald."

Pot, I would like to introduce you to Kettle....

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (z/vX9)

287 FBN just showed a pic of 3 terrorists wheeling their suitcases "full of nails" in the airport.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (v0/PR)

288 Ace - "dog's breakfast of emotional outbursts"

First -great metaphor. I'd never heard it.

However - Trump's uncensored way of speaking and the fact that he doesn't seem to parse every freaking word - as Cruz and all politicos do - makes it seem like he's telling the truth - however messy that is.

Posted by: Fyscyl Clyff at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (r4pNb)

289
If the backlash comes it will be a) long overdue and b) beyond anything we've seen since WW2
--

There will be NO backlash.

The men of Europe who would have done that were all killed in WW2; their genes were never passed on.

The majority of men left in Europe are p*ssified girly men with flat feet.

Of course, there are always the angry, angry lesbians. And the soccer hooligans. Maybe they can defend the continent.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (MrV8Y)

290 Geez, kari. Best of luck to you.

Posted by: creeper at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (4boI/)

291 I still don't understand why this isn't happening here. I know that our law enforcement agencies are doing a lot of good work and have actually stopped quite a few attacks. But they are so constrained by political correctness from their dangerously feckless superiors that I just can't get my head around the fact that it isn't happening.

Posted by: PBJ1515 at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (lbr5A)


our only advantage is geography. truly

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (zOTsN)

292 So ISIS is taking responsibility? So who is going to explain to horseface that ISIS is that things he keeps calliing Dish, or Dash, or dishDash?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (mw8Dm)

293 >>Hillary just embarrassed herself on the Today show.
Urine or Feces?

Posted by: Aviator at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (b3p08)

294 85
I thought this business with Cruz blaming Trump was just a joke, but nope, Cruz really did blame Trump. WTF!!!



http://bit.ly/1U56USA

Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:25 AM (1Rf/d)

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-I watched the video. Cruz did not blame Trump. Cruz said that the Brussels attack was evidence that Trump's opinion about NATO is wrong.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (rRHdN)

295 I still don't understand why this isn't happening here. I know that our law enforcement agencies are doing a lot of good work and have actually stopped quite a few attacks. But they are so constrained by political correctness from their dangerously feckless superiors that I just can't get my head around the fact that it isn't happening.

Posted by: PBJ1515 at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (lbr5A)
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Echo.

All I can think is that as inert and constrained as our defense is, Europe's is, if possible, even worse.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (pC96u)

296 Islam is a cancer on the civilized world.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 22, 2016 10:15 AM (sl+zA)


I replied to a good friend who emailed me today about this bombing with this:
"Islam is not compatible with western civilization. I'm sure that you've met some "moderate" muslims but there are far too few of them and they are afraid to speak up. Absent a reformation, they need to be exterminated or contained to the Arabian peninsula where they can cause no problems to anyone but themselves. This is not new..."

I then added the Winston Churchill quote posted here the other day.

Posted by: Timon at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (KSonr)

297 Our near-worthless Dept. of Energy ought to be subsidizing research for even more efficient fracking technology. Let's get US crude down to $10 a barrel and open some public lands for drilling.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (JBggj)

298 Cruz said Trump shared responsibility for causing -astroturfed- MoveOn/BLM protests. Classic victim blaming.



Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (1RgUP)



No, you're an asshole troll. That comment wasn't directed at you. I'm directing this to the other Trump supporters.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (ZKlDy)

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I'm not a "Trump supporter." I have no confidence that he'll fulfill his promises, even if elected. Cruz just happens to be far, far worse.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (1RgUP)

299

Is this a failure of NASA's outreach program?

Sadly, the problem with the goatfux goes back much further, back to this song....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNigDOHz4j0

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (LUgeY)

300 We still need NATO, but looking to NATO to solve Islamic terrorism is like using a shotgun to cure cancer.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot a


Shotgun? If only.

NATO is a bunch of gas stations for the US World Police.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (A/3fN)

301 Cruz is desperate, and so immediately tried to make this an issue about Trump. It echoes Cruz blaming the Moveon.org Chicago disruption on Trump.

My over/under last week on AZ was 45% for Trump. Given the weekend, AIPAC and today's attack, I'd now go with the over. Can Trump hit 50% in AZ? In any case, all 58 AZ delegates will go to Trump.

Meanwhile in Utah, Glenn Beck is humping the Christian vote for Cruz: "Utah has an incredible opportunity. So many Christians have been standing up. But all throughout the South the Evangelicals are not listening to their God. Let us raise a standard in Utah."

And Romney has already humped the Mormon vote for Cruz.

So with these priestly endorsements, Cruz can hit 50% in Utah and take all 40 delegates. Not that it matters, Cruz is done. And winning Utah this way is a pyhrric victory. In political races you can lose well and fight another day. Or you can beclown yourself and ruin your carreer. Ted meet Marco ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (r1fLd)

302 What was Trump's excuse when he first said we should except Syrian refugees? He didn't know the extent of the threat? Is that the spin?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (2d71x)

303 I watched the video. Cruz did not blame Trump. Cruz said that the Brussels attack was evidence that Trump's opinion about NATO is wrong.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (rRHdN)
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Thanks for a ray of light.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (pC96u)

304 As a Texan who helped put Cruz in office I'm disgusted with myself. Someone else has probably already conceived this, but it is my hypothesis that as time passes the probability that one will grow to completely despise someone they voted for in the past approaches unity.

Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (1Rf/d)

305 Um, weren't they close to blowing up the EU? Per Cruz, that means we should be backing the EU, not NATO.

Posted by: ejo at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (il4FI)

306

What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)



I'm curious -- are Trump supporters onboard with this characterization of Ted Cruz?
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Not particularly. His initial disappointing comments appear to have been the product of bad information regarding the scope and nature of the 'protest' in Chicago.

That he chose to make an attack out of the event puts him more in line with the lunatic fringe of the gope that sees Trump as some kind of Hitler figure. Which is like being in bed with Soros because you shared a girlfriend, but it's not quite the same thing.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (ZbV+0)

307 Correction: The religion of BOMBING peace.

Hey, 'peace'...... any body can do that .

But it takes a REALLY peaceful person to bomb their way to even greater peace.....you do understand all this , don't you?

Oh, while you are understanding , don't you dare identify the bombing peacemakers by their organizational name.
If you abide by that rule , things will be even more peaceful....you do understand , don't you?

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (T5Ui0)

308 Late to the thread...
Has Ace published the poll numbers yet?
I expect Trump to be leading for President of Belgium by about 95% today.
Posted by: jwest at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM (Zs4uk)

LOL! RCP's head to head numbers: Clinton gains on EVERY Republican candidate! 10 points over Trump, 1 point over Cruz (a 2 point swing from Cruz plus 2) and Kasich has gone from +7 to +5.

All of this before today's attack, of course.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (xuouz)

309 I'm not a "Trump supporter." I have no confidence that he'll fulfill his promises, even if elected. Cruz just happens to be far, far worse.
Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (1RgUP)

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Concern status:

[x] Noted
[ ] Not Noted

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (8XRCm)

310 298 Cruz said Trump shared responsibility for causing -astroturfed- MoveOn/BLM protests. Classic victim blaming.



Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (1RgUP)



No, you're an asshole troll. That comment wasn't directed at you. I'm directing this to the other Trump supporters.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:47 AM (ZKlDy)

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I'm not a "Trump supporter." I have no confidence that he'll fulfill his promises, even if elected. Cruz just happens to be far, far worse.
Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (1RgUP)

Again: You're a lying asshole troll. Again: Do Trump supporters believe that Cruz is blaming Trump for the Brussels attacks? It's a yes or no question.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (ZKlDy)

311 Hopefully Cruz will get there at some point....
Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (q52Ma)

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Don't bet on it. The money men are so far up Cruz's ass they are making his lips move.

Goddamn if Trump isn't proven right again. Say what you want about him, his instincts have been proven right over and over.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (cR/4a)

312 99% of those criticizing Cruz's statements on the BLM / agitators protests at Trump rallies have never heard Cruz's statements.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (2d71x)

313 Anyone else notice that this happened during Easter week?

Holiest week on the Christian calendar?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (MrV8Y)

314 Kenja and drgreat: figure it out. You're like a bunch of bernie phonebankers right now. You are not helping your cause. You're hurting it.

Please piss off.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (xuouz)

315 >>Let's get US crude down to $10 a barrel and open some public lands for drilling.
Umm...
Nobody is going to pump oil at $10.

Posted by: Aviator at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (b3p08)

316 NATO didn't stop the problem Europe has. NATO won't do anything about it either. So Cruz's comment is a bit of a non sequitur.

Posted by: wte9 at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (xYr9U)

317 Obama has only two modes: Lecturing law-abiding Americans about their claimed responsibility for Islamist violence, and missing 2-foot tap-in putts.

Pffft...anything inside six feet is a gimme for me you uppity serf.

Posted by: President Foot Wedge at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (NF2Bf)

318 >>I'm not a "Trump supporter."


Read : I wear (almost) Large Gloves!

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (c84p5)

319 When it comes to going to war against ISIS, first is you can't half-ass it. Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been aiding and abetting ISIS because they're mercenaries helping them get rid of their REAL enemies, the Kurds, the Assad Alawites, and the Shiites.

We can't talk about beefing up NATO at the same time that a NATO partner is treacherously playing both sides.

Syria is an unfixable shithole and there's no way in hell that Americans will support leaving thousands of troops there to try to make it a functioning state. ISIS however does do us the favor of staying in one place so there are actual physical places to go all Putin on them. None of this droning a few "commanders" with the express written permission of Obama's legal team.

If NATO isn't willing to go all out, if they're not willing to throw out a partner aiding the enemy, and if Europe doesn't want to throw in their share of the cash and manpower needed to secure territory for European corporations to make money, then "beefing up NATO" isn't really going to change much of anything.


Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (i6i8K)

320 a 2 point swing from Cruz +1***

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (xuouz)

321 NATO's purpose was to defend the northern hemisphere against Russki expansion. Now you've got Europe held hostage to Russia's energy domination. The Middle East, much more the hotspot now, is not well situated to NATO other than Turkey, which is not trustworthy in the least.

The alliances of NATO can be turned to other areas and crises, but it doesn't fit with those things as well because it wasn't tailored to it.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (iynDC)

322 >> Um, weren't they close to blowing up the EU?

Not close enough.

To which many would add "unfortunately".

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (o+SC1)

323 Let's get US crude down to $10 a barrel and open some public lands for drilling.

Posted by: mrp at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (JBggj)

???? If Oil goes donw to $10 a barrel NO ONE will want to driull...Cheaper to keep it in the ground?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (mw8Dm)

324 So Abdeslam says there are more attacks in the works.

I sure do hope the Belgian counter terror authorities are asking him nicely about the details. It would be a real stain on their humanity if they used any kind of coercion on him. And as we all know, that never works.

Posted by: JPS at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (BAfo/)

325 Speaking of lying liars, has anyone heard of Face2face Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment of RGB videos? If it's what I'm thinking it's like the first down line in football or an ad with long dead actors. If politicians and news orgs are using it I'm going to have real trouble believing anything I see anymore. Not good if true.

http://tinyurl.com/jxt3t7m




Posted by: dartist at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (qmou8)

326 I'm not a "Trump supporter." I have no confidence that he'll fulfill his promises, even if elected. Cruz just happens to be far, far worse.
Posted by: drgreatcham


You're not fooling anyone, nor are you swaying anyone's opinion. So go find another hobby.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (A/3fN)

327
The purpose being that we have territory to land our troops equipment on to defend them once again.


NATO didn't existin 1942 and we seemed to manage landing troops all over the world.The purpose of NATO is to have a unified command stucture to coordinate large armies in the field.It was never intended for this type of warfare

Posted by: flawless male logic at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (lKyWE)

328 Islam is a cancer on the civilized world.

Posted by: Cicero
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The Paranoid Remnants of a Decayed Civilization

Posted by: Nat Lamp at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (9mTYi)

329 Cruz thinks there is a good Islam, that most Muslims are good people. Or at least that's what he says.

Posted by: skzion at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (9C0d4)

330 We can't talk about beefing up NATO at the same time that a NATO partner is treacherously playing both sides.


Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (i6i8K)


Are you talking about Turkey or France?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (zc3Db)

331 If NATO isn't willing to go all out, if they're not willing to throw out a partner aiding the enemy, and if Europe doesn't want to throw in their share of the cash and manpower needed to secure territory for European corporations to make money, then "beefing up NATO" isn't really going to change much of anything.


Posted by: kbdabear at Mar



exactly

Turkey needs to stop fucking around and pick a side or get kicked out

otherwise NATO is meaningless

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (zOTsN)

332 17 Technically, it isn't a war - it is a crusade.

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in a war, 2 sides fight

Posted by: F F Coppola at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (h/uSM)

333 Via Insty, the White House has already put out a statement that "we don't know yet what role cryptography played in Brussels". They're literally blaming math for terrorism, because you can't point out it's the Religion of Pieces.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2016 10:55 AM (KUTP5)

334 In light of recent tragedy, President Obama is about to go on national television to admit to exercising poor judgment and misleading the country in matters of great import.

After deep reflection and soul-searching, it is with a heavy heart and the deepest regret that he will look in our collective eyes and tell us that he should have never picked Michigan State to go to the Final Four.

Profiles in courage, America. Profiles in courage.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (4AVeu)

335 I watched the video. Cruz did not blame Trump. Cruz said that the Brussels attack was evidence that Trump's opinion about NATO is wrong.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (rRHdN)
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Thanks for a ray of light.

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Any way you slice it, using this issue to attack Trump is a low class move, particularly while the bodies are still warm.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (Nwg0u)

336 >>Let's get US crude down to $10 a barrel and open some public lands for drilling.

Umm...

Nobody is going to pump oil at $10.>>>

True, we need to label American oil "Organic" so that it can be sold at a premium.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (aVYsC)

337 What's with all the trolls? Is today Trollsday?

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (rRHdN)

338 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence


-international business times

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (MrV8Y)

339 If you are unfortunate enough to be a victim, just lie still and think about our values as you are bleeding out. And remember, we can absorb many more of these attacks.

Posted by: President Obama. at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (LYCUN)

340 Turkey needs to stop fucking around and pick a side or get kicked out


Alex, I'll take Kicked out for 1000

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (mw8Dm)

341 Are you talking about Turkey or France?

Yes.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (KUTP5)

342 I do wonder if someone with balls in the white house could force a response using the NATO treaty? Force turkey to close their border and other actions, using the mutual defense clauses.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (uq1eJ)

343 Try as you might, I'll still vote for Trump.

Or, Cruz.

Doesn't matter to me.

See? Easy.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at March 22, 2016 10:49 AM (V3/6/)

******

Yep, this. As hard as Cruz supporters are trying o get me to jettison him, this.

*Sigh*

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (2EDeK)

344 Kenja and drgreat: figure it out. You're like a
bunch of bernie phonebankers right now. You are not helping your cause.
You're hurting it.



Please piss off.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:53

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Edited for accuracy

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (Qvgg/)

345 ISIS is basically run by the Iraqi Baathist officers.

Most people don't know that.

Posted by: Harun at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (UBBWX)

346 >> Are you talking about Turkey or France?

You forgot Germany.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:57 AM (o+SC1)

347 Is acceptance, and even submissiveness toward this type of ideology appropriate?

I vote for inoculations, herd immunity and emergency flamethrowers.
I may have been corrupted by Morons ... or moderated.

Posted by: CAIR + pretty much every other org. with Muslim or Islam in the title at March 22, 2016 10:57 AM (DL2i+)

348

NATO must reform or die

we are not Europes military

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:57 AM (zOTsN)

349 >>>As a Texan who helped put Cruz in office I'm
disgusted with myself. Someone else has probably already conceived
this, but it is my hypothesis that as time passes the probability that
one will grow to completely despise someone they voted for in the past
approaches unity.



Posted by: Kenja Time at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (1Rf/d)<<<

No, no, no. It's supposed to read -- "As a *concerned Evangelical Christian* Texan"!!! Get it right!

Posted by: Trump-o-list's Trumping Points Style Guide at March 22, 2016 10:57 AM (H9MG5)

350 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence

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Yes. Killing friends and neighbors would tend to piss one off.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (8XRCm)

351 dammit MUMR

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (HA9zO)

352 293 >>Hillary just embarrassed herself on the Today show.
Urine or Feces?

Posted by: Aviator at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (b3p0

One girl, one cup?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (jxbfJ)

353 302 What was Trump's excuse when he first said we should except Syrian refugees? He didn't know the extent of the threat? Is that the spin?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (2d71x)

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No excuse, his comments to O'Reilly lasted all of TWO HOURS before reconsidering and coming up with a sane answer.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (LXJ1e)

354

Anyone else notice that this happened during Easter week?

Holiest week on the Christian calendar?



*cough*comment #103*cough*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (LUgeY)

355 tear down Trump

push Cruz in quixotic quest to amass more delegates

contest the Convention

sounds like a winner of a strategy to me

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (X5mSF)

356 On behalf of all the other Trump-bots posting on this page, let me just say that Cruz is a meenie...
...and a liar.....and he is responsible for Islamic terrorism....and cancer! So, vote for Trump and his stubby fingers and his very small penis.

Posted by: Preident, Little Hands Brigade at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (VDovR)

357 What's with all the trolls? Is today Trollsday?
Posted by: Emmie
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We are rife with them, and curiously, they seem to all be Strumpets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (9mTYi)

358 Have you ever heard one about Islam being the religion of peace?

Posted by: Shecky Soetoro at March 22, 2016 10:59 AM (12kBq)

359 I can understand supporting Trump, I wanted him to be nominated and name Cruz as VP with a promise to only serve one term in the early campaign days. I love Make America Great Again. Sums things up so well. We were a great country, Dem policies are ruining us.

But as a natural procrastinator I didn't commit to anyone and now I'm not liking Trumps erratic statements, he does not seem to fully support the best parts of his platform, so even though he has given lots of publicity to the Sessions plan and the fact that the religion of pieces is a problem I'm just not liking the idea of him as the R candidate or as POTUS.

But the blame for him is all on the GOP leadership and they will never come out, admit they were scheming to keep Cruz or Jindal out in even letting Trump run for the nomination in a party he never supported before well into Brak's reign.

And it would take more than an admission to change the minds of those who support Trump as the smod to the GOP backstabbers at this point, Mitch, Ryan, and especially vile Hal Rogers, and some more would all have to resign their positions and the rest of the slimy congress critters would have to put in the most conservative congress folks in their place as senate majority leader, Speaker, appropriations chair or whatever they call Rogers' position.

But of course that won't happen. The GOPe will keep Kasitch in as spoiler of any chance for Cruz to get the nom. and will either let Trump have the nomination and blame all R losses in him and stupid flyover people or they will make a horrid back room deal to give the nomination to someone else and enrage all of the Trump /Trump's platform supporters and still blame Trump and them for major losses.

The GOPe are perfectly happy to lose big in November. They like being the minority, fake opposition party to grow the government dems and they will find cushy lobbyist jobs for those who lose their congress seats.

Posted by: PaleRider at March 22, 2016 10:59 AM (9s/uQ)

360 "Muslims Fear Backlash"

ha, if only

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 10:59 AM (X5mSF)

361 Listen up, kiddies, its okay to attack Trump on his willingness to pull out of NATO if a NATO ally is then attacked the next day or whatever.

Trump is a big boy who likes to call people "Lyin' Ted" and compare people to child molesters.

Maybe you guys need to look in the mirror - who's being saying irresponsible stuff about people and not paying a price?

Your guy.

Posted by: Harun at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (UBBWX)

362 The GOPe are perfectly happy to lose big in November. They like being
the minority, fake opposition party to grow the government dems and they
will find cushy lobbyist jobs for those who lose their congress seats.
--

THIS.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (MrV8Y)

363 EU leaders, including the 28 heads of state and government, have released a joint statement condemning the Brussels attacks. 'We will be united and firm in the fight against hatred, violent extremism and terrorism,'
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Why do I get the feeling that the 'hatred' part of that is directed at us.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (mEZce)

364 Poor people.


I don't know what to say.

We all know it win't lead to any thing being done though.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (qUNWi)

365 Can't wait for all of the newspaper articles asking Muslims about their fears of backlash.

You know they're being drafted right now, and rigor hasn't even set in on the actual victims.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (nOp4s)

366 What's with all the trolls? Is today Trollsday?

Posted by: Emmie

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We are rife with them, and curiously, they seem to all be Strumpets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:58 AM (9mTYi)

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Based on the latest poll numbers for the general election, I would suspect democrat walking around money is involved.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (Qvgg/)

367
Doesn't anyone find it strange that soon after I was beaten to a bloody pulp at a Trump rally,, we have a bombing in Brussels?

Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (HSmrB)

368 313 Anyone else notice that this happened during Easter week?

Holiest week on the Christian calendar?

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (MrV8Y)

Any takers on the bet that there will be more?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (jxbfJ)

369 LOL! RCP's head to head numbers: Clinton gains on EVERY Republican candidate! 10 points over Trump, 1 point over Cruz (a 2 point swing from Cruz plus 2) and Kasich has gone from +7 to +5.

All of this before today's attack, of course.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (xuouz)


I would think that a week ago, the oh-so-reasonable and tolerant Europeans in Belgium would have polled about 10% in favor of Trump-like policies or Trump as a candidate for President.

Today, I believe reasonable people would agree Trump would be polling well over 50% in Belgium.

Shit changes. Circumstances bring reality into focus for even the most reasonable and tolerant thinkers. Sometimes reality is so fucking real that it even sinks in to the elite.

But the main lesson is that polls can change. You go to bed thinking the numbers are one thing, then wake up and HOLY FUCK! things are different.

See how that works?

So even if the NY Times has a poll that predicts the world will crash down your head 7 months from now, it's not exactly chiseled in stone.

Posted by: jwest at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (Zs4uk)

370 either NATO is flexible or it ceases to exist



maybe a new alliance needs to replace NATO
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I think B).

How much sense does it make to try and make NATO an anti-islamist alliance *and keep Turkey in it*?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (ZbV+0)

371 So... Still not liking this Trump fellow eh?

Posted by: Soulpatchtony at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (m40v5)

372 7

Now you did it Ace.



Chemjeff would like a word with you.



Not every single solitary Muslim on earth is a terrorist!


I love logical fallacies. Doesn't everyone?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (oKE6c)

373 Here's how useless NATO is. The city where their HQs is located had a coordinated terrorist attack.

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (Fmupd)

374
Cruz using this event to attack trump before the body count is even finalized is sleazy.Its no different than ant-gun nuts attacking the NRA before the bodies are cold after a mass shooting

Posted by: flawless male logic at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (lKyWE)

375 Trump just gained 4%.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (0LHZx)

376 You know they're being drafted right now, and rigor hasn't even set in on the actual victims.
--

LOL.

They're already written; all the have to do is fill in the name of the country/city.

Sort of like obituaries of elderly actors.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (MrV8Y)

377 You know who's really helped by todays events?

Marco Rubio

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (h/uSM)

378 How much sense does it make to try and make NATO an anti-islamist alliance *and keep Turkey in it*?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (ZbV+0)


I like that. They would have to call it an Anti Radical Islamic Terror Alliance

use the same bases in europe. quick reaction forces. unified command, unified intel

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (zOTsN)

379 Has anyone heard how many Americans were killed if any?

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (Fmupd)

380 >> Are you talking about Turkey or France?

You forgot Germany.

Posted by: JEM at March 22, 2016 10:57 AM (o+SC1)


Yep. It used to be that only France used NATO to practice its anti-Americanism (until it was thrown out of full membership) but now it's difficult to find any NATO partners who are worth a shit in the fight. Turkey should have been seriously punished when they fucked us over two days before the Iraq invasion. France should have been totally kicked out when they spent their time trying to bribe every UNSC member to vote against us in the same. Germany ... Germany is just pathetic in its delusional drive to take over Europe through the EU and to make sure that Europe is flooded by muzzies and arabs.

Of course, we are sitting here with hussein in the White House ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (zc3Db)

381 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence

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Where? When?

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (mEZce)

382 319 When it comes to going to war against ISIS, first is you can't half-ass it. Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been aiding and abetting ISIS because they're mercenaries helping them get rid of their REAL enemies, the Kurds, the Assad Alawites, and the Shiites.

We can't talk about beefing up NATO at the same time that a NATO partner is treacherously playing both sides.

Syria is an unfixable shithole and there's no way in hell that Americans will support leaving thousands of troops there to try to make it a functioning state. ISIS however does do us the favor of staying in one place so there are actual physical places to go all Putin on them. None of this droning a few "commanders" with the express written permission of Obama's legal team.

If NATO isn't willing to go all out, if they're not willing to throw out a partner aiding the enemy, and if Europe doesn't want to throw in their share of the cash and manpower needed to secure territory for European corporations to make money, then "beefing up NATO" isn't really going to change much of anything.


Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:54 AM (i6i8K)

AMEN!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (jxbfJ)

383 Why do I get the feeling that the 'hatred' part of that is directed at us.

You shouldn't; it's directed against the citizens of their countries who do not want to be blown up on the subway.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (d1RNN)

384 I would think that a week ago, the oh-so-reasonable and tolerant
Europeans in Belgium would have polled about 10% in favor of Trump-like
policies or Trump as a candidate for President.



Today, I believe reasonable people would agree Trump would be polling well over 50% in Belgium.



Shit changes. Circumstances bring reality into focus for even the
most reasonable and tolerant thinkers. Sometimes reality is so fucking
real that it even sinks in to the elite.



But the main lesson is that polls can change. You go to bed
thinking the numbers are one thing, then wake up and HOLY FUCK! things
are different.



See how that works?



It's easy to sell fire insurance to people once their house is on fire.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (oKE6c)

385 I understand there's a need to be engaged, but in this case I wouldn't be so quick to call Trump's position "callow isolationism."

Europe is ruled and populated by self-hating leftists determined to surrender their land, culture and lives to Islam. The caliphate is at hand there, nothing will stop it now.

How are we supposed to help people who won't help themselves?

In Europe's case, I agree with Trump. Why bother?


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (af1YM)

386 There will be NO backlash.

I don't know. The reasons you stated are accurate and sound, but I wonder if there is any testicular fortitude left in the USSE?

Probably too scattered and diffuse to make a difference. I have some Brit military on my FB list that would beg to differ - and I really like those guys - but I really don't respect them as a fighting force, anymore. Individually? Sure. Love to have them with me.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (V3/6/)

387 POSTERS JUMPING ON CRUZ for putting himself on air in person while everyone else gets to call in are SO FAR IN THE BAG FOR TRUMP THAT THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO LISTEN. yesterday, Trump called for us to pull out of NATO and pull back from supporting our allies in the ME. How is this going to stop ISIS? When asked by the Washington Post about using nuclear arms against ISIS, he goes off on a tangent about his election rivals and how they were low energy and he is up in the polls. One day he says he will be a neutral negotiator between Israel and Palestine(as if there is a Palestine) and then says something completely different to AIPAC. This is who you want for President?
By the way, my son is working in Brussels and I got a call at 4 am to tell me he was alright. This made this very personal.I would prefer the cool headed Cruz to the bizarre narcissistic Trump dealing with a situation like this.
Posted by: sharon at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (QzF6i)
************************
THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^
Listened to Trump, Cruz & Kasich this morning regarding the Belgium bombing & wanted Trump to just come across with some substance. I am beginning to think that's impossible.
Sharon, I am glad to hear your son is ok.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (7GQM/)

388
Barry: Just because ISIS claimed responsibility, let's not jump on our high horses and blame ISIS. This has nothing to do with them and even if it did ISIS has nothing to do with Islam even though it's in their name. No one has ever committed an act of violence in the name of Islam. This must be the fault of white, Christian Imperialists.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (493sH)

389

Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence


Not really. They know full well that the cowards in power all across Europe who've enabled their invasion to continue will cover for them.

It's the innocent citizens that dare to speak out against it who'll be punished.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (LUgeY)

390
To stop this, we need more muslim immigration.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (ODxAs)

391 Has anyone heard how many Americans were killed if any?
Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (Fmupd)
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Three. I think.

Mormons.

Im sure the DoJ is looking into their role in this.

**spit**

Posted by: fixerupper at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (8XRCm)

392 Here's how useless NATO is. The city where their HQs is located had a coordinated terrorist attack.

Also the capital of the EU, another useless entity.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (iynDC)

393 I tend to agree with Erdogan of Turkey.
There is no radical Islam, there is only Islam.

Posted by: navybrat at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (8QGte)

394 Trump is simply talking sense. We're 19T in debt.

The EU is tapping that sweet USA defense spending so it doesn't have to. Europe floats part of its welfare state on American defense spending. (Typical of spoiled rich kids who are thereby freed to bleat on about social justice.)

It's a charade, and Trump calls it one.

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (X5mSF)

395 379 Has anyone heard how many Americans were killed if any?

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (Fmupd)

3 with serious injuries.

Mormon's from Utah.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (mEZce)

396 Cruz needs to stop finding every bad thing that's happening and attempt to link it to Donald Trump.

There was more condemnation of Donald Trump in that statement on the Brussells attack than there was of Isis. Reminds me of Obama lecturing Christians on the Crusades.

And why on Earth on we going to spill blood and treasure helping out idiot European countries that are opening their arms to these refugees?

They made their bed and they can lie in it.

Posted by: Baldwin at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (7e1qS)

397 What's with all the trolls? Is today Trollsday?

If you haven't noticed it's all trolls, every side, tribe, and ideology now. It's all we have left. All the way down, like the turtles.

Posted by: bananaDream at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (Ag8Mw)

398 302...

Beck said we should too...Trump quickly corrected it, Beck did not. Now that Beck is the "Holy High Priest" of the Cruz campaign I will assume Ted is still down with all this.

Will they jointly hand out Teddy Bears or Soccer Balls?

Seriously Beck says dumber things than Todd Akin said, but the same people who freaked out about Akin are not freaking out about Beck? Why is that? Cruz needs to dump Beck and fast after Utah...

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (q52Ma)

399 Islam is Death. They worship death.

They should be given what they want: Death.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (QWtgr)

400 Curious how any criticism of Trumps stated policies is a low class, below the belt attack.

But "lying Canadian Ted" spewed out faster than a 15 year old with Tourette's is perfectly acceptable.

Good job attracting people who are looking for a reason to join your movement.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (uq1eJ)

401 You know, some of us who support Donald Trump aren't flaming Trumpeters. I don't consider Cruz supporters demented and I resent it when they imply that Trump voters are.

Posted by: creeper at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (4boI/)

402 Obama's response comes from the Random Outrage Response Generator:

"The thoughts and the prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium and we stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people. We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible, and this is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together,regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world."

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (pC96u)

403 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence


-international business times

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (MrV8Y)



All that fear of a non-existent backlash must be causing all of these terrorist attacks

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (493sH)

404 Listen up, kiddies, its okay to attack Trump on his willingness to pull out of NATO

This is horseshit.

I like you , Harun , but NOBODY but the malodorous anal hair trolls from Bernie's phonebank that showed up 20 minutes ago is saying this.

Attack Trump all you want. Go Nuts! ( some of you already have)

Ted is being played liked the pelota at the jai alai match by the GOP. It is disgusting.


Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (HA9zO)

405 And here we go again....

Step 1. Muslim animals kill innocent people

Step 2. Everyone says it's horrible, an outrage, people put pictures of the Belgian flag on facebook profile photos

Step 3. Talking heads on CNN wonder who could have done this and gosh, why? Such a mystery

Step 4. Breaking News: Mohhamed Ahmed Abdul Mohhamed Abdullah is arrested. Still no motive whatsoever. The mystery continues

Step 5. Democrats call for gun control

Step 6. A few days pass, everyone forgets, and goes back to thinking Muslims are wonderful people and if only we had a few more million of them in the US, it would be totes awesome.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (0LHZx)

406 381
Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence



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Where? When?
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Once, after a jihad attack, a woman looked at me funny in the grocery store, because I was wearing a burka. It was horrible! I wanted to die!!! Being forced to endure a glance like that was worse than a million deaths!

Posted by: Oppressed Muslim/ CAIR at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (MrV8Y)

407 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence

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Having mohammedans fearing a backlash is the first step in the right direction. Once every one of them fears to leave their house, we won't have to worry about terrorist attacks.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (Qvgg/)

408
Dots people, dots,, connect 'em....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (HSmrB)

409 True, we need to label American oil "Organic" so that it can be sold at a premium.
Posted by: Buzzsaw


Oil is very organic, lots of carbon

Posted by: Jean at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (cXiMR)

410 338 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence


-international business times

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 22, 2016 10:56 AM (MrV8Y)

Then stop hiding these MFers. Give them up, turn them in. Otherwise their silence is acquiescence.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (jxbfJ)

411
Listen up, kiddies, its okay to attack Trump on his willingness to pull out of NATO if a NATO ally is then attacked the next day or whatever.
NATO has nothing to do with these types of events.

Posted by: flawless male logic at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (lKyWE)

412 backlash?

some far-right thugs (see Hungary) will use the occasion to torch some mosques, which will enable the international socialistes to swoop in with more punishment propaganda and control

Europe has been circling the drain since 45

Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (X5mSF)

413 Hand off Trump!

Only Trump can attack people, on their looks, or maybe compare them to child molesters!

Really, you guys! Hands off Trump!

Its not fair that he made a wild statement about pulling out of NATO and now people are making note of that statement as a NATO ally just had an attack!

NOT FAIR!

Sure, Trump will take the support of people who really believe he can "ban" Muslims, now that's totally fair, but no criticizing another half-baked idea he will walk back tomorrow, anyways!

We all know allies want leaders who change their minds on whims and what gets the biggest applause lines at rallies!

Posted by: Harun at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (UBBWX)

414 303 I watched the video. Cruz did not blame Trump. Cruz said that the Brussels attack was evidence that Trump's opinion about NATO is wrong.

Posted by: Emmie at March 22, 2016 10:50 AM (rRHdN)
-----------------------
Thanks for a ray of light.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:51 AM (pC96u)


I would suggest watching the video for yourself...

Its another Rorschach Test...

He linked the bombing, to Trump... for no reason except political expedience, within hours of the bombing.

Timing, is critical...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (RK8AH)

415 I still don't understand why this isn't happening here.

Because they ARE achieving their current goals here.

** I love it when a nic still works **

Posted by: CAIR + pretty much every other org. with Muslim or Islam in the title at March 22, 2016 11:06 AM (DL2i+)

416 And Ted was exactly correcto on the "Islamophobia thing". More of that, please.

Less Ted's mouth moving and Mitch McConnell talking.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:06 AM (HA9zO)

417 Where? When?

A kabob shop got smashed up in Leipzig, in January. It was stupid.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (d1RNN)

418 Here is Pajama Boy

http://___ur.com/SIoPuo2

Posted by: Randy Magnum - Cameraman/Pro Kite Surfer at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (pLTLS)

419 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 22, 2016 11:05 AM (0LHZx)

You forgot the important step of changing your FB pic or online avatar to a Belgian flag.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (mEZce)

420
He linked the bombing, to Trump... for no reason except political expedience, within hours of the bombing.



Not exactly..... I'm waiting for Trump to release a tirade on His twitter,... That will show them....

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (/dSsq)

421 Pixy's abandoned the hamsters.

This site now runs on the heat produced by burning strawmen.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (iynDC)

422 Nevermind

Posted by: Randy Magnum - Cameraman/Pro Kite Surfer at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (pLTLS)

423
John Schindler
Belgium, Brussels especially, was a de facto jihadist sanctuary for 25 years. So mostly safe from attack.

Crackdown begins, so do attacks.

=============
Time to clear out these snake nests. They are in almost every Euro city.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (iQIUe)

424 So... Still not liking this Trump fellow eh?
Posted by: Soulpatchtony at March 22, 2016 11:01 AM (m40v5)

It would be much easier for people to warm to him if his sycophants weren't running around trying to make Ted Cruz out to be a Soros-funded serial murderer.

The whole appeal of Trump is that he does all the talking. We don't have to verbally scratch and claw the way the GOP made us do by never having their voters' backs and never actually following through with the promises they made on the campaign trail, playing into the left's "tax cuts for the rich" etc etc protest chant style of political rhetoric.

If the Trumpstroturfers would shut the fuck up and let him make the case instead of pitching in with their asinine, half-educated "y'all cucks!" bullshit he'd already have sewn the nomination up.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (xuouz)

425 I bet a lot of EU citizens are thinking that it would be nice to be like an American, and have guns and ammo readily available at the local corner party/liquor store.

Posted by: Roy at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (VndSC)

426
Really, you guys! Hands off Trump!


No one is saying that. Except you. And a couple of amishdood wannabes.

It is a sad thing to watch.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (HA9zO)

427 What's with all the trolls? Is today Trollsday?

No worries...I got this.

Posted by: Rapey Tuesday at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (NF2Bf)

428 I feel like there's a shortage of tit for all the tat happening out there.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (h/uSM)

429
This is Trump and Cruz's fault.

Posted by: hillary clin-tone at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (ODxAs)

430 This has jack shit to do with NATO. Brussels is 35% Muslim. The fact NATO is HQed there is a coincidence.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (0LHZx)

431 Sometimes you really have to go off script, proggies;

MSNBC Pundit Blames 'Ease of Getting Guns' for Brussels Bombing

http://tinyurl.com/jjfs63j

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (i6i8K)

432 Because they ARE achieving their current goals here.

** I love it when a nic still works **

Posted by: CAIR + pretty much every other org. with Muslim or Islam in the title at March 22, 2016 11:06 AM (DL2i+)

Yeah, but they're accomplishing that and more over there.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (mEZce)

433 Long time Cruz supporter here, his comments that maybe leaving NATO may be a bit premature, directed at a political opponent, has left me shocked and confused. What is wrong with that clown? This shocking answer to a question directed to him and his criticism of Trump's isolationist plans, except when he's advocating the opposite, is beyond the pale. I love America and, as a result, I can't love Ted Cruz.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (TJCSB)

434
Morgan Ortagus on Fox Business. I'll be right back...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (493sH)

435 Here is a photo of Obama and Rice in Cuba getting briefed i the Brussels attack:

http://tinyurl.com/jzwbrcm

Posted by: Astor at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (mcm0N)

436 Probably too scattered and diffuse to make a difference. I have some Brit military on my FB list that would beg to differ - and I really like those guys - but I really don't respect them as a fighting force, anymore. Individually? Sure. Love to have them with me.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain


The problem isn't with the few soldiers in the EU. The problem is with the people who decided they don't need civilization anymore and aren't willing to fight for it. The Left has succeeded in sawing clear through every pillar of the West.

They're just watching it fall apart while dining on the last great scraps of it's history.

We in the US aren't that much further from that.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (A/3fN)

437 And why on Earth on we going to spill blood and treasure helping out idiot European countries that are opening their arms to these refugees?

They made their bed and they can lie in it.

Posted by: Baldwin at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (7e1qS)
---------------------------

Trouble is, Europe will become a forward operating base for Islamofascism.

I think we're stuck defending them, although maybe just maybe we could strengthen our terms.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (pC96u)

438 431 Sometimes you really have to go off script, proggies;

MSNBC Pundit Blames 'Ease of Getting Guns' for Brussels Bombing





They used guns?

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (/dSsq)

439 do you Trump supporters hear yourself? Whining that Trump is being criticized by an opponent in a Presidential primary race.

I guess that's just a bridge too far. How dare they.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (2d71x)

440 The difference between Radical and Moderate Islam:

Radical Islam wants to cut your head off.

Moderate Islam is okay with that.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (SLJ40)

441 Goddamn if Trump isn't proven right again. Say what you want about him, his instincts have been proven right over and over.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (cR/4a)

Yes,Trump's belief 9-11 was an inside jobwas spot-on.

Posted by: Complete Truther Asshole at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (UWlp+)

442 How dare Donald Trump take a swipe at NATO! Pay no attention to the countries that NATO encompasses have allowed the mass infiltration of their countries by Treasure sucking hostiles.

Russia and Putin are very pleased. They didn't have to fire a shot to get Europe to surrender.

Posted by: zzBottom at March 22, 2016 11:10 AM (7YFuT)

443 Muslims Fear Backlash After Brussels Attack: Far-Right, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Often Follows Violence




If they really want to avoid that backlash they can always go back to the goatfcking hellhole that spawned them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:10 AM (493sH)

444 'We will be united and firm in the fight against hatred, violent extremism and terrorism,'


Note "firm" is not solid, nor is it hard, a ways off is unrelenting, although I doubt it they will go that far. Firm is only slightly more than flaccid.

I expect ISIS to spin around and yell "BOO!" to their pursuers and send them running back home for cover.

Posted by: IP at March 22, 2016 11:10 AM (aQQbl)

445 if theTrumpstroturfers would shut the fuck up

yes , please!


It is amazing how anyone who has a positive thing to say about Trump is automatically lumped with the Trumptard trolls , yet the free speech-blocking Soros-paid "activists" are just .... an anomaly.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:10 AM (HA9zO)

446
And who do you want leading this country when terrorist attacks return? Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood, or anybody else?

Posted by: Advo at March 22, 2016 11:11 AM (Ms4Um)

447 You forgot the important step of changing your FB pic or online avatar to a Belgian flag.
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:07 AM (mEZce)

___

Dude, that was #2 on my list

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 22, 2016 11:11 AM (0LHZx)

448 394 Trump is simply talking sense. We're 19T in debt.

The EU is tapping that sweet USA defense spending so it doesn't have to. Europe floats part of its welfare state on American defense spending. (Typical of spoiled rich kids who are thereby freed to bleat on about social justice.)

It's a charade, and Trump calls it one.
Posted by: Feh at March 22, 2016 11:03 AM (X5mSF)


NATO does not fight to win. Neither do we, anymore. So, what's the fucking point?

......and yes, enjoying US taxpayer subsidized rocking chairs, since 1945.

Fuck them. Sink. I don't care about Euroslime.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at March 22, 2016 11:11 AM (V3/6/)

449 Oil is very organic, lots of carbon

True, according to one theory [adjusts tin-foil hat]

Big One Urth news release yesterday, that the level of carbon being released into the atmosphere is at its highest level in the last 66 million years. Since, you know, the dinosaurs. They never think these things through, do they?

Hear that, People? We're Making Oil!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 11:11 AM (xq1UY)

450 435 Here is a photo of Obama and Rice in Cuba getting briefed i the Brussels attack:

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Barry doesn't get briefed. He gets pantied.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 11:12 AM (h/uSM)

451 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (2d71x)

Joe, we just think it would've been nice if Ted had waited till the bodies were cold before he politicized a terrorist attack.

Posted by: creeper at March 22, 2016 11:12 AM (4boI/)

452
Washington Post
The last presidential candidate who was as unpopular as Donald Trump? David Duke

Ann Coulter
Actually it was Reagan. L.A.Times poll 3/25/80 Favorables: Anderson 68%; Kennedy 60%; Carter 51%; Ronald Reagan 30%.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 11:12 AM (iQIUe)

453
Yes,Trump's belief 9-11 was an inside job was spot-on.

troyriser, you'll say anything

Day after day you take a handful of your own feces and throw it all over every thread.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:12 AM (o2321)

454
It would be much easier for people to warm to him if his sycophants weren't running around trying to make Ted Cruz out to be a Soros-funded serial murderer.

The whole appeal of Trump is that he does all the talking. We don't have to verbally scratch and claw the way the GOP made us do by never having their voters' backs and never actually following through with the promises they made on the campaign trail, playing into the left's "tax cuts for the rich" etc etc protest chant style of political rhetoric.

If the Trumpstroturfers would shut the fuck up and let him make the case instead of pitching in with their asinine, half-educated "y'all cucks!" bullshit he'd already have sewn the nomination up.

- amen

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:12 AM (uq1eJ)

455 They used guns?

Posted by: donna at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (/dSsq)


There were guns there. Close enough for their narrative.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:13 AM (mEZce)

456
If there is one thing I can't stand it's poo flingers.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:13 AM (o2321)

457 This has jack shit to do with NATO.

Precisely the point.

NATO didn't stop this. NATO won't stop this.

Talking about NATO in regard to this is dragging in an irrelevancy.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 22, 2016 11:13 AM (iynDC)

458
We must watch the backlash of my golf swing.

Posted by: barack oblahblah at March 22, 2016 11:13 AM (ODxAs)

459 ""It is way past time we have a president who will acknowledge this evil
and will call it by its name and use the full force and fury to defeat
ISIS," he continued. "Until they are defeated, these attacks will
continue. Their target is each and every one of us.""


My only difference with Cruz' statement is that it's not enough to say that the evil is ISIS. Terrorists carried out their bombings and murders long before there was such a thing as ISIS, and will continue to do so long after the last member of ISIS is rotting in the grave. The evil is Islamic Terrorism. Full stop.

This will continue until the civilized world expels every radicalized Muslim and every enabling mosque from its borders. When the only form of Islam in the West is benign, peaceful, and philosophical (and consider whether that is possible), and every fanatic willing to kill, rape, or main in the name of the false fish-god Allah is firmly sequestered in the sandy litterbox from which they came, we will be safe, and not until then.

Posted by: Qoheleth at March 22, 2016 11:13 AM (iIzG7)

460
Yes,Trump's belief 9-11 was an inside jobwas spot-on.
Posted by: Complete Truther Asshole


Please cite this for everyone, I'd love to see your evidence Trump has ever said the US Government staged 9/11

Posted by: Baldwin at March 22, 2016 11:13 AM (7e1qS)

461 It's been great being ignored by you guys and your knee-jerk bigotry today, but it's time to start dinner.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 11:14 AM (d1RNN)

462 MSNBC Pundit Blames 'Ease of Getting Guns' for Brussels Bombing

*buries head in hands*

*long sigh*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at March 22, 2016 11:14 AM (V3/6/)

463 Actually it is not those who say something positive about Trump.

It is those who dare criticize Cruz.

Say what you want about Trump, he probably earned it. And then some.

Doesn't change the fact that Cruz is the GOP's butt puppet now and forever..

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:14 AM (HA9zO)

464
I guess that's just a bridge too far. How dare they.


The bridge too far for me is trying to score political points less than 12hrs after a horrific attack that has left 34 dead and 150 wounded.so call me a whiner

Posted by: flawless male logic at March 22, 2016 11:14 AM (lKyWE)

465 Yes,Trump's belief 9-11 was an inside jobwas spot-on.
Posted by: Complete Truther Asshole at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (UWlp+)

He was talking about Saudi Arabia. He was making the point that we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and didn't touch Saudi Arabia. Listen to the full clip or find the full quote.

It's as much of a leap to say he's insinuating it was an inside job for making that connection as it is to say that 9/11 was an inside job.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 11:15 AM (xuouz)

466 I have to say we have a bias for the unconscious.


Posted by: Frat Brothers at March 22, 2016 10:48 AM


Umm...I don't know those guys. Really.

Posted by: Haven Monahan at March 22, 2016 11:15 AM (bzd8I)

467
Trouble is, Europe will become a forward operating base for Islamofascism.

I think we're stuck defending them, although maybe just maybe we could strengthen our terms.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (pC96u)


The problem is that NATO can do nothing to stop the civilian invasion of the EU....

Its the EU policies that are stupid... and its the EU policies that will kill them....

Yet we are supposed to defend the EU??? From their own stupidity???

Uh.... no.... I'm tired of fighting wars and winning, and then the politician giving away our victories... and thats US Politicians... EU's Pols will be even worse.

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 22, 2016 11:15 AM (RK8AH)

468

Islam is Death. They worship death.

They should be given what they want: Death.



It's unfortunate that it's come to this, but their insistence upon that is the only thing that will stop their efforts to destroy the West along with Judaism and Christianity.

We must be more ruthless than they are, since the only thing they recognize is physical force.

And we need to remind ourselves that they started this, not us. We are well within our rights to live in peace by destroying a self-professed enemy. Merely talking to them has proven ineffective at best.

They only understand one thing. It's the foundation of their cult.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 22, 2016 11:15 AM (LUgeY)

469
I'm not sure Cruz intended to bring up Trump. I think he was interrupted by a media agitator to declare if he agreed with Trump's ban on muslim immigrants. So maybe Cruz just took the bait. I dunno; I was only half-listening to the TV at the time.

Aside from that, Cruz sounded weak and boring. Kasich sounded like an idiot.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:16 AM (o2321)

470 425 I bet a lot of EU citizens are thinking that it would be nice to be like an American, and have guns and ammo readily available at the local corner party/liquor store.

Posted by: Roy at March 22, 2016 11:08 AM (VndSC)

Really? Like having guns and ammo with you when you go to a US airport will end well for you. Even if you are not in the sterile area.

And subways? Don't most of our Mass transit systems forbid weapons of any sort? Nothing sharper than a butter knife?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at March 22, 2016 11:16 AM (jxbfJ)

471 MSNBC Pundit Blames 'Ease of Getting Guns' for Brussels Bombing




What they need to do is put up those stickers of a gun with a red line though it. That will stop anyone from entering with a gun

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:16 AM (493sH)

472 newd

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:16 AM (HA9zO)

473 Still waiting for the "Real Trinitite" souvenir stand to open up.

Until then, expect more of the same.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:16 AM (4WhSY)

474 AK's


12:11: A third bomb and kalashnikovs have been found at Brussels airport

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 11:17 AM (mEZce)

475 Only here for the comments, can't read about the glorious leader Cruz.

Posted by: rerun at March 22, 2016 11:17 AM (SOVQ8)

476 The way I see a Trump presidency realistically is if these sort of attacks increase, and - god forbid - start happening here.

People are tired of being told that they are the bad guys for worrying about their own safety. I think that we've reached the point that the general populace is ready to snap too far in the other direction.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 22, 2016 11:17 AM (KUaJL)

477 What they need to do is put up those stickers of a gun with a red line though it. That will stop anyone from entering with a gun
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:16 AM (493sH)

They need to do it with bombs and knives too.

Somebody start printing these stickers, stat! It's the only way to be safe!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 11:17 AM (xuouz)

478
Herr Merkel is making comments on the attack. Worthless cow

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:17 AM (493sH)

479 Listen up, kiddies, its okay to attack Trump on his willingness to pull out of NATO if a NATO ally is then attacked the next day or whatever.

Trump is a big boy who likes to call people "Lyin' Ted" and compare people to child molesters.

Maybe you guys need to look in the mirror - who's being saying irresponsible stuff about people and not paying a price?

Your guy.
Posted by: Harun at March 22, 2016 11:00 AM (UBBWX)
******************************
You will be mocked with name calling, ridiculed & banished from the Trump kingdom if you dare to take the name of Trump in vain... Trump's 3rd Commandment.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 22, 2016 11:18 AM (7GQM/)

480
What did the stupid liv's learn today from TV about the attacks?

They learned:
-Trump is still wrong about everything.
-We need to "come together" and "unite the world."
- We are at war with hate, violence, and terrorism.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:18 AM (o2321)

481 I wonder when the candlelight memorials and the touchy/feely speeches begin.

Yes, that will be the only pushback the Europeans will be able to muster.

And they will be joined by touchy/feely FB and Twatter posts here in the U.S. Can't wait until someone posts somewhere that " we are all Belgians today".

Posted by: Soona at March 22, 2016 11:18 AM (Fmupd)

482 Nood. Or Noodles. Whatever.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 22, 2016 11:18 AM (TJCSB)

483
Oh, and they also learned that all the refugees obama has brought in and will bring in are thoroughly vetted and mostly widows and orphans.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:19 AM (o2321)

484 If everyone here promises to vote for Clinton, maybe the faux Trumpbots will go away.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 22, 2016 11:19 AM (Qvgg/)

485 Dots people, dots,, connect 'em....
Posted by: Michelle Fields


I don't think we can blame the Hindus for this one.

Posted by: Jean at March 22, 2016 11:19 AM (cXiMR)

486
BREAKING NEWS - Obama administration expected to announce tightened airport security.

So more harassing of old white people while Achmed goes skipping through

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 22, 2016 11:19 AM (493sH)

487 Repeat:
The source of teh butthurt is not those who say something positive about Trump.

It is against those who dare criticize Cruz.

Say what you want about Trump, he probably earned it. And then some.

Doesn't change the fact that Cruz is the GOP's butt puppet now and forever.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:19 AM (HA9zO)

488 Cruz is basically saying we need to support Islamist Turkey (who is part of NATO) more so they can stop ISIS.

LOL!

Imagine...It is 1941..."We must help the Italians so they can stop the Nazis!"

NATO was designed a long time ago and it was set up to stop the USSR. It could still maybe be useful to stop the Russians...maybe.

But with Turkey (NATO member) is saying, "Muslim men invade Europe", and with Germany (NATO member) saying "Muslim men rape me", it is kind of hard to use NATO to stop jihadist invasions of Europe. I don't care how much money and U.S. troops we give them.

Posted by: William Eaton at March 22, 2016 11:20 AM (q52Ma)

489 Ted is being played liked the pelota at the jai alai match by the GOP. It is disgusting.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 22, 2016 11:04 AM (HA9zO)

Should be pointed out again that both Cruz and Trump are running as Republicans on the Republican ticket andthey're both vying for leadership of the Republican Party. Trump and CruzARE the GOP. They can only be outsiders insasmuch as their actions and beliefs are counter to those of the comparatively moderate Republican Establishment.

True, Trump has been a liberal Democrat most of his adult life, but we'll assume for the sake of argument that his ideological shift to the right is genuine and that he isn't lying his ass off because he thinks his supporters are witless idiots, chumps, suckers and marks who will believe everything--no matter how ridiculousand wrong--that comes spewing out of his lying piehole.

Posted by: Complete Truther Asshole at March 22, 2016 11:21 AM (UWlp+)

490 Off Asshole sock.

Posted by: troyriser at March 22, 2016 11:21 AM (UWlp+)

491 I note that ace's fair blog gets two sets of Trump supporters: sincere ones and those who are simply trolling. The latter are either lefties who want to run against Trump or mere troublemakers. I also note that some sincere Trump supporters are denouncing the more over-the-top trolls, which reflects well on them.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 11:22 AM (ZKlDy)

492 Ace you are wrong. Cruz was trying to blame Trump for the attack. This kind of slimey lie is why I now regret voting for Cruz. Better start walking back the anti-Trump screeching, because the alternative in November will be Hillary.

Posted by: Dogbert at March 22, 2016 11:22 AM (fz1Nv)

493 Better start walking back the anti-Trump screeching, because the alternative in November will be Hillary.


The line is drawn, Ace. When Trump loses in November, it will be your fault.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 11:23 AM (evdj2)

494 Uh.. Trump did mention 9/11 was an inside job and Bush knew about it. He did it at one of the debates. I don't remember which one but I know he said it. I'm sure you tube has it.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 22, 2016 11:25 AM (l/N7H)

495 So, lemme' get this straight...

As far as Ted Cruz is concerned, the attack in Brussels is all about Donald Trump?

Can this smug prick put aside politics for 10 seconds?

No wonder, Trump is out-polling Cruz 7,536,465 to 5,477,506

Posted by: franksalterego at March 22, 2016 11:26 AM (Cd+Fa)

496 Hey guys, there's an ongoing story of international importance: Belgians now conducting raids. Officially 230 wounded, number of dead fluctuating depending on the reports.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 11:27 AM (ZKlDy)

497 You know who's really helped by todays events?

Marco Rubio

Posted by: Megyn Kelly at March 22, 2016 11:02 AM (h/uSM)


Watch your mouth, bitch. Mitt Romney don't play around.

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at March 22, 2016 11:27 AM (3Hz7K)

498 'Shocking' Unpreparedness by Belgians: Ex-Official

http://tinyurl.com/j3penj6

One part tells me that maybe this whole "we're at war with extremism, not Islam" is underestimating the role of those who didn't take part and aren't ISIS, but circle the wagons around them..

"It is in essence the Ground Zero of European jihadism, there is no question about that," Cilluffo said of the part of Brussels where some of the attacks Tuesday occurred. "And the fact that [Abdeslam] was able to evade authorities for so long demonstrates the high level of support for their network in the community."


Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:28 AM (i6i8K)

499 492 Ace you are wrong. Cruz was trying to blame Trump for the attack. This kind of slimey lie is why I now regret voting for Cruz. Better start walking back the anti-Trump screeching, because the alternative in November will be Hillary.
Posted by: Dogbert at March 22, 2016 11:22 AM (fz1Nv)

You're threatening the blog owner? SERIOUSLY?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 11:28 AM (ZKlDy)

500 >>>The difference between Radical and Moderate Islam:



Radical Islam wants to cut your head off.



Moderate Islam is okay with that.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at March 22, 2016 11:09 AM (SLJ40)>>>


Actually, the moderates patiently explain why you deserve it even though the cutters aren't really part of Islam.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at March 22, 2016 11:29 AM (nOp4s)

501 Take your meds Grumpy, that's not remotely close to what I said or meant. Take your nose away from Ted's ass and read it again, this time with comprehension.

Posted by: Dogbert at March 22, 2016 11:29 AM (fz1Nv)

502 Cruz: It's Striking that the Day After Donald Trump Calls for the US to Abandon NATO, ISIS Strikes Brussels, the Headquarters of NATO. No, this isn't "blaming" Trump for the attack, whiners. This is Cruz pointing out Trump's callow isolationism.


-----too bad, we could've let NATO deal with then.

Instead of uniting against the savages, you had to institute another trump flame war. That's on you Ace

Posted by: Tradd at March 22, 2016 11:30 AM (GSJcT)

503 How was NATO going to prevent the attack?

Posted by: ejo at March 22, 2016 11:31 AM (il4FI)

504 Take your meds Grumpy, that's not remotely close to what I said or meant. Take your nose away from Ted's ass and read it again, this time with comprehension.

Fuck you up the nostril, Dogbert. It's not my fault if you can't express yourself in English.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at March 22, 2016 11:35 AM (evdj2)

505 Where was "Ted Cruz" when Donald Trump was taking heat for calling a halt to unvetted refugee immigration?

Oh... That's right.... He was agreeing with all his Libtard friends, that Donald Trump was mean and evil for having such thoughts.

Posted by: franksalterego at March 22, 2016 11:36 AM (Cd+Fa)

506 This made this very personal.I would prefer the cool
headed Cruz to the bizarre narcissistic Trump dealing with a situation
like this.


Posted by: sharon at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (QzF6i)

I would prefer Cruz as well, but I'll take Trump if I have to.

Posted by: kathysaysso o'Baileys at March 22, 2016 11:39 AM (43OZ6)

507 >>>I'm flying to London Thursday night..being stressed on vacation is not my idea of a relaxing time.

Posted by: IC at March 22, 2016 10:45 AM (a0IVu)

***

Are you staying in London the entire time?

Anyway, I go to London regularly. It's a great city. You'll be just fine.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:39 AM (bpn7O)

508 Ace, longtime reader and lurker here. This is straight rules for radicals playbook rhetoric, and you damn well know that. You've called out lefties for this sort of craven opportunism countless times.

Is Cruz literally blaming Trump for what happened? No, duh, we can speak English too. He is seizing it as a shameless opportunity to attack Trump though and score political points.

I guess this is how it's going to be though, the Cult of Ivy League Talkers is going to dig its heels in, just to say Told Ya So by helping Hillary win. I'm happy to criticize Trump all day long for the many of the stupid things he's said, or the shitty way he's said them. Cruz, whether you continue to support him or not, deserves to be called out for this bullshit.

I for one started out a Cruz supporter from the very beginning. I am now flipping Trump. Not without reservation, but, yes, you damn right, this is a line in the sand kind of moment. The prospect of Cruz winning is very unlikely to begin with, but I'm definitely not going to be a part of torpedoing the election in November. It's utter hypocrisy to promote Cruz because of "principles" while defending this kind of behavior.

Peace, out

Posted by: Water Dog at March 22, 2016 11:42 AM (tpghb)

509 Nood, new topic.....Trump

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 11:45 AM (2EDeK)

510 The bridge too far for me is trying to score
political points less than 12hrs after a horrific attack that has left
34 dead and 150 wounded.so call me a whiner

Posted by: flawless male logic at March 22, 2016 11:14 AM (lKyWE)

Just checking in (prairie dogging), and haven't seen exactly what he said, but with that having been said, I'm inclined to disagree.

Politics involves formulation of policy, as the etymology would suggest. A terrorist attack naturally raises questions of what our policy should be toward Muslims in general and Muslim terrorists in particular (assuming the terrorists here were Muslim; I'm also assuming the sun will rise in the east tomorrow).
So attacking political opponents for their policies regarding terrorists and terrorism is not out of bounds, methinks. It's a fundamental question facing the US right now, and inevitably an issue that will be critical in the upcoming election. And if now is not the right time to bring it up, when is?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 22, 2016 11:47 AM (oKE6c)

511 RAT BASTARD CRUZ IS PUTTING SOME OF THE BLAME ON TRUMP.

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MY RECTUM at March 22, 2016 10:12 AM (XzRw1)


No he isn't, he's just playing the game that he wants to - being a politician. He senses a great opportunity to take advantage of a terrorist attack and trying to make a tenuous imaginary link to his rival in the hopes that a few people will switch votes because of it.

Cruz isn't blaming Trump, he is just proving that he is like all the other politicians, caring about himself more than his constituents.

Posted by: doug at March 22, 2016 11:50 AM (URubP)

512 I am a Conservative, social conservative type. Thus, I don't support Trump, who made his fortune by exploiting addictive gambling and ruined tens of thousands of lives.

Since I don't support Trump, according to many of the Trump supporters here, I have a picture of Mitch McConnell that I pray to, I cash a check from Soros, and I worship Obama and BLM.

Trump is a moral-less, vain, dangerous person who quite literally profits off of human misery and suffering. The only candidate besides Trump who has caused as much human misery and suffering is Hillary with her destruction of Libya.

I appreciate his moving the Overton window to the right on Immigration. But his supporters bashing of Christians, constant deriding of morality, and thinking that they are the only true believers and everyone else, especially Ted Cruz supporters, sings the Internationale and prays to Lenin is very, very off-putting.

Put shortly: Would Hillary treat Mormons worse than Trump? Probably not. His supporters certainly treat them worse, along with evangelicals. And outside of immigration, he's as far left as she is. But dare to say it, and you're mobbed as a "cuckservative" and a establishment stooge.

Posted by: Vanceone at March 22, 2016 11:50 AM (IQzhs)

513 Dr. Spank - you said it better and more sarcastically than I could ever.

Posted by: Harun at March 22, 2016 11:52 AM (UBBWX)

514 Ted Cruz's comments reek of having an anchor in some non-U.S. country - maybe the founding fathers were right in putting in that "natural born citizen" clause.

Posted by: doug at March 22, 2016 11:55 AM (URubP)

515 >>>Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 22, 2016 10:53 AM (ZKlDy)

***

I prefer to leave the trolls to their 'batin'.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 12:11 PM (bpn7O)

516 So for months people have been saying that Cruz should not have laid off attacking Trump. It is his fault that this reality show TV vulgarian has gotten so far because no one has challenged him. Rubio makes fun of him and suddenly he is gone. Cruz makes a legitimate point about Trump's incoherent policy statements and suddenly he is a goner. Why is Cruz suddenly the darling of the "establishment" when all he has done is opposed their agenda and tried to stand up for his principles. Who are the mega donors supposedly supporting Cruz? Trump is using his own money to fund his campaign which is then paying venues he owns, a plane he owns, hotels he owns,golf courses he owns promoting his brand. The free publicity he is getting is priceless whether he wins or loses.

Posted by: sharon at March 22, 2016 12:12 PM (QzF6i)

517 What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?


Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)





I'm curious -- are Trump supporters onboard with this characterization of Ted Cruz?
---
Not
particularly. His initial disappointing comments appear to have been
the product of bad information regarding the scope and nature of the
'protest' in Chicago.

That he chose to make an attack out of the
event puts him more in line with the lunatic fringe of the gope that
sees Trump as some kind of Hitler figure. Which is like being in bed
with Soros because you shared a girlfriend, but it's not quite the same
thing.


Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 22, 2016 10:52 AM (ZbV+0)

------------------
Close enough for government work...

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 12:21 PM (1RgUP)

518 130
What do you expect from a MoveOn/Soros/BLM apologist like Tedward?

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 10:27 AM (1RgUP)



-----------



Yep, Neil Bush has crawled so far up Cruz's ass he's making his lips move.

Posted by: Stay out da bushes at March 22, 2016 10:30 AM (cR/4a)
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Yep, Trumpen-ho-tep didn't use his ancient mummy mind control powers to force Cruz to write his pro TPA/TPP editorial with Paul Ryan, or embrace Glenn "Psychotic Rodeo Clown" Beck, Kevin Swanson, Tony Perkins and Neil "I stole 1.5 billion dollars of taxpayer money and I only got this 50k fine" Bush.

Cruz is just Rubio without the integrity to stand behind his bad legislative choices.

Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 12:30 PM (1RgUP)

519 508
Ace, longtime reader and lurker here. This is straight rules for
radicals playbook rhetoric, and you damn well know that. You've called
out lefties for this sort of craven opportunism countless times.



Is Cruz literally blaming Trump for what happened? No, duh, we can
speak English too. He is seizing it as a shameless opportunity to
attack Trump though and score political points.



I guess this is how it's going to be though, the Cult of Ivy League
Talkers is going to dig its heels in, just to say Told Ya So by helping
Hillary win. I'm happy to criticize Trump all day long for the many of
the stupid things he's said, or the shitty way he's said them. Cruz,
whether you continue to support him or not, deserves to be called out
for this bullshit.



I for one started out a Cruz supporter from the very beginning. I
am now flipping Trump. Not without reservation, but, yes, you damn
right, this is a line in the sand kind of moment. The prospect of Cruz
winning is very unlikely to begin with, but I'm definitely not going to
be a part of torpedoing the election in November. It's utter hypocrisy
to promote Cruz because of "principles" while defending this kind of
behavior.



Peace, out

Posted by: Water Dog at March 22, 2016 11:42 AM (tpghb)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I had the same revelation after the TPA/TPP fiasco, and then I started looking at Cruz's background.The ugly hypocrisy you note is par for the course with him.


Posted by: drgreatcham at March 22, 2016 12:33 PM (1RgUP)

520 As I have said many times, read Mark Styen's "America Alone."

There have been "no go" zones in Europe for a long time. Paris police know better.

Maalbeek, where the subway bomb occurred, is where the cowardly Pairs bomber was caught...and it was mentioned, one of those "no-go" places.

I stand with Belgium today, but found it, a couple of years ago, to be the least friendly of many countries traveled. The only time I felt ill at ease was on a train from Brussels to Bruges. Cold people towards Americans. Bruges was fine, but what i saw of Brussels I did not care for.

This is the slow wake up call to Europe for their open borders, Merkel, and their idea of assimilating barbarians in their midst. They do not assimilate, they take over city blocks, put up walls in places (I know!) and practice sharia law. A woman was stoned to death in Marsailles, France a few years ago. I mean, come on!

Yet, bless their hearts, prior to Cologne, kind people in Austria met these evil refugees with open arms...and are bewildered at this violence. I read of one lady, attacked in Cologne, bewildered at the reason for the attack.

I can explain it, Frau Merkel: 80% of these poor refugees are male and young. And barbarians who view Western women, showing their arms or ankles, to be whores. You bring the same barbaric neanderthals to Europe, you get what goes on in the caliphate countries. Simple as that. Bin Laden was correct: paper tigers everywhere.

Political correctness will lead to more of this. Yet we still are importing mooslems to our country.

"In 1999, the Vatican hosted a conference of Muslim and Christian leaders, attended by the Titular Archbishop of Smyrna. He reports that a Muslim participant was disarmingly frank about the purpose of Islamic settlers in pluralistic Western societies. Addressing the Christian delegates from Europe, he allegedly said: "Because of our religion, we will invade you; because of your democracy, we will destroy you."

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Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat