After Iranian Military Launches Missiles at Israel From Positions in Golan Heights, Israel Destroys "Nearly All" of Iran's Military Infrastructure in Syria



Israeli Warplanes Hit Dozens of Iranian Targets in Syria

Hours later, Israel responded. By Thursday morning, the country's air force had destroyed "nearly all" of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria, according to Israel's defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman.


"If there is rain on our side, there will be a flood on their side," Mr. Lieberman said in remarks broadcast from a policy conference in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. He added, "I hope we have finished with this round and that everybody understood."

In all, at least 23 people were killed in the strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group. The Syrian Army, by contrast, said that three people had died.

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The White House condemned the missile attack on Israel, saying in a statement that it strongly supported "Israel's right to act in self-defense," and called on Iran "to take no further provocative steps."

What do you think President SportsCenter would have said?

Waiting for Jen Rubin to condemn Israel now.

The Independent says Israel and Iran are on "the brink of war."

I don't think that would work out well for Iran.

The Independent offers a few more details and yet a third translation of the "rain" threat, this one my favorite:

The blistering Israeli response targeted what officials said was almost all of Iranís military infrastructure inside Syria, including dozens of weapons storage sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces, as well as Syrian air defence systems. The Syrian systems did not damage any Israeli planes.

"They need to remember the saying that if it rains on us, it'll storm on them," Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told media on Thursday. "I hope we finished this chapter and everyone got the message."

According to the Russian military, Israel fired more than 70 missiles during the attack.

Netanyahu also said Iran "crossed a red line."

While the Europeans are "concerned" about the Israeli counter-attack and will likely condemn them -- Europeans have a tradition of conducting Jews to their deaths -- the Arab state Bahrain supports Israel.

The once-secret alliance of Israel and several Arab states is no longer secret at all, especially now that Obama has scared hell out of them by giving Iran the bomb.

In an extremely rare expression of support for an Israeli military operation, the foreign minister of Bahrain on Thursday said Israel's overnight attack on Iranian targets in Syria was legitimate in light of Tehranís increasing aggression.

"As long as Iran continues the current status quo of its forces and rockets operating in the region, any country -- including Israel -- has the right to defend itself by eliminating the source of danger," Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa posted on his Twitter account, writing in Arabic.

BTW, I just found CNN with yet a fourth translation of the rain threat:

"Israel has hit almost all of Iran's infrastructure in Syria," Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday morning. "If it will rain in Israel, there will be a biblical flood on the other side."

I'm staring to think what this guy really said was the Hebrew word for "deluge" but editors don't trust Current Year Americans to know what that word means and have to keep looking for other words for it.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 01:38 PM




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1 Yes

Posted by: rammajamma at May 10, 2018 01:30 PM (AjNMO)

2 And read the content.

Posted by: rammajamma at May 10, 2018 01:31 PM (AjNMO)

3 Every moslem is guilty. Every dead moslem is in hell.

Posted by: Chris M at May 10, 2018 01:31 PM (eAZVt)

4 Gonna read the content

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 10, 2018 01:31 PM (KDGGM)

5 POOF! just like that.. great now continue onto Iran..

Posted by: Diogenese other brother Darrell at May 10, 2018 01:32 PM (ICWiF)

6 Iran can't have much of a logistical resupply system so they must be depending on the Russians. It'll take a while to get things restocked and rebuilt.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:32 PM (RD7QR)

7 Top 10 and read the content?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 10, 2018 01:33 PM (Vzqe+)

8 Deluge > de bobsled

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 10, 2018 01:33 PM (hXeKX)

9 Ace,

The Jerusalem post and my mom thinks it's "deluge."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 10, 2018 01:34 PM (wYseH)

10 Dayum!

Love Bibi's quip about the "red line," rubbing it in to Shiite Midas.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at May 10, 2018 01:34 PM (ihzOe)

11 Bomb, bomb, bomb
Bomb Iran

Posted by: Zombie McCain from back when he was pro US at May 10, 2018 01:34 PM (mXXEx)

12 Equally interesting is that the Russians either didn't or couldn't use their air defense systems to defend the Iranians, with whom they are in close proximity. Suggests that they weren't too happy about the missiles fired at Israel and this was letting the Iranians know that if they eat one bean, they gotta eat the whole burrito by themselves.

Posted by: Neal5x5 at May 10, 2018 01:35 PM (VWzSH)

13 More rain than all the tears of the press when Trump won and the Paris Accords and JCPOA got ditched.
That's lots of rain.

Posted by: standfast24 at May 10, 2018 01:35 PM (+9QGm)

14 I have summoned the others.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 10, 2018 01:35 PM (Vzqe+)

15 apres moi, le...flood.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 10, 2018 01:36 PM (3dsTO)

16 Obama would have ordered the Sixth Fleet to attack Tel Aviv.

"This aggression will not stand," Obama stated as he authorized an all out attack on Israel. "They were right up to my red line by just existing, but defending themselves? That's just going to far."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Derision, Spite, & Kumquats on Sale at the Outrage Outlet! at May 10, 2018 01:36 PM (hLRSq)

17 Love Bibi's quip about the "red line," rubbing it in to Shiite Midas.
Posted by: SandyCheeks at May 10, 2018 01:34 PM (ihzOe)

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Been funnier if he said Israel "punches back twice as hard".

Posted by: fixerupper at May 10, 2018 01:36 PM (8XRCm)

18 Idiots in Iran had to know Israel would do a massive retaliation. But I guess they wanted to see if Trump would do the same Joo hating shit that OBama did.



And official Summer is here now; it's 94F ouside now and we haven't hit the hottest part of the day yet.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 10, 2018 01:36 PM (mpXpK)

19 The Iranians are not on the Golan Heights. They fired their "projectiles" onto the Israeli controlled Northern edges of the Golan. And I doubt they were "Missiles" as much as over glorified Katusha mortars.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 01:36 PM (Lg2h/)

20 Trump having himself an amazing week. As always, all he had to do was think What Would Obama Do? And then do the opposite.

Ben Shapiro

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 10, 2018 01:37 PM (JFO2v)

21 "we will fight in the shade"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:37 PM (7LY+6)

22 Sucks for Iran that they no longer have Tommy Vietor and Ben Rhodes to give them advanced warning about attacks by Israel.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 10, 2018 01:37 PM (OD2ni)

23 Equally interesting is that the Russians either didn't or couldn't use their air defense systems to defend the Iranians, with whom they are in close proximity.

That ties in well with the stories about Russian "mercenaries" that are operating with supposed plausible deniability/ disavowal. The Russians don't seem interested in triggering a US escalation-- but they're still involved, so I'm not sure I really get what they're up to.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 10, 2018 01:37 PM (hXeKX)

24 Can we strap democrats to Israeli missiles? Perhaps strap on two...for balance.

Posted by: Under Fire at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (r9UYA)

25 Idiots in Iran had to know Israel would do a massive retaliation.

maybe, maybe not. This is the largest Israeli Counter response for many many years.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (Lg2h/)

26 Good.

And, when it rains, it pours.


Posted by: Little Morton Salt Girl at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (8iiMU)

27 apres moi, le...flood.
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?



Let my people go.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (2GjZZ)

28 when oh when will people learn that you can't achieve lasting peace by hitting back?

(something John Kerry might say if he really said what he believed.)

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (KxbBq)

29 12 Equally interesting is that the Russians either didn't or couldn't use their air defense systems to defend the Iranians, with whom they are in close proximity. Suggests that they weren't too happy about the missiles fired at Israel and this was letting the Iranians know that if they eat one bean, they gotta eat the whole burrito by themselves.
Posted by: Neal5x5 at May 10, 2018 01:35 PM (VWzSH)

Yeah, I wondered about that. I guess it could be that the Russians feel constrained from attacking the Israelis and the Israelis feel the same way about the Russians, but the Israelis and the Iranians feel free to duke it out.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (RD7QR)

30 Wait PNN (pornstar news network) took a break from interviewing Stormeees lawyer? Are they out of Cohens?

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (3c1uO)

31 Sucks for Iran that they no longer have Tommy Vietor and Ben Rhodes to give them advanced warning about attacks by Israel.
Posted by: Benji Carver at May 10, 2018 01:37 PM (OD2ni)


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Ooooo. Threadwinner. Right there.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (8XRCm)

32 Pretty sure the other translation is: "And the horse you rode in on."

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (7UW64)

33 If there is rain on our side, there will be a flood on their side

Dammit. They are the Weather Joos!

Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (8ikIW)

34 George Will was seen crying, and repeating sadly " All of my Never Trumping Moments will be lost, like Tears in Donald's Rain."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (k1TUh)

35 Prezzy Sports Center would have been giving weapons to Iran and condemning Israel with a middle finger thrown in for good measure

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (OLCnA)

36 My translation"If it rains on Israel a hundred Russian whores will pee on Iran"
Michael Steele

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (LiyEm)

37 is Ben Shapiro done lecturing that Trump is bad mmkay?

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (DADZs)

38 Obama's Middle East policy was basically the D.E.N.N.I.S. System.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (mk7Bj)

39 oh ya haven't heard ? proportional responses are out. the new paradigm is: " You key my car i burn down your house"

PLEASE make a note of it.

Posted by: johnny drama at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (Puyuk)

40

Somebody told me that huge noses equal huge manly units. Is this true? Asking for a friend...

Posted by: Jen Rubin at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (UFLLM)

41 While the Europeans are "concerned"

The goddamned Europeans are ALWAYS "concerned" about something.

When will they get it through their thick heads that NO ONE CARES WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE "CONCERNED?"

They don't matter. To anyone. So they stick their concern where the sun don't shine.

Pro tip: this is the result of not having a functional military, and the balls to use it if necessary. In that case, all you can is write flowery letters expressing your "concern," and the recipients of those letters wipe their asses with the letters.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (oYp/M)

42 at least Iran still has John Kerry.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (DADZs)

43 28 when oh when will people learn that you can't achieve lasting peace by hitting back?

(something John Kerry might say if he really said what he believed.)
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (KxbBq)

Can I test that theory by hitting the crap outta John Kerry?

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 10, 2018 01:40 PM (7UW64)

44 17
Love Bibi's quip about the "red line," rubbing it in to Shiite Midas.

Posted by: SandyCheeks at May 10, 2018 01:34 PM (ihzOe)



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Been funnier if he said Israel "punches back twice as hard".

Posted by: fixerupper at May 10, 2018 01:36 PM (8XRCm)


Israel certainly punches above their weight class, no?

Posted by: President Richard Punch at May 10, 2018 01:40 PM (ymnmz)

45 Ever since the SotU speech, which he loved, Shapiro has softened a lot on Trump.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 10, 2018 01:40 PM (3dsTO)

46 I think we may be looking at the beginning of the end of Iran, tbh.

The Saudis and other gulf arabs are seemingly over it.

As I've mentioned before, I have a good friend who is from KSA -- and he says he's seeing war drums being beat around the country. And not the typical "shias are bad, fuck the persians" type stuff, but more "the government of iran is horrible and created this fake shia / sunni rift. Arabs and Persians got along well for many centuries before the Ayatollahs took over" type stuff, which he says is a huge sea change.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:40 PM (F5+ro)

47 but the Israelis and the Iranians feel free to duke it out.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (RD7QR)

No duke it out to it...more like a massacre which is fine

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 01:40 PM (Lg2h/)

48
"If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran"

I think I read that on a Morton Salt can.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (IqV8l)

49 42 at least Iran still has John Kerry.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at May 10, 2018 01:39 PM (DADZs)

Pretty sure we are stuck with that son of a bitch, but I'm game to give him to them if you are.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (7UW64)

50 This is the kind of shit that happens when you leader isn't worried about "political capital" or "choosing his battles".

Somebody screws with you ... you screw back twice as hard - assuming you can.

Golf Clap to the IDF.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (fiGNd)

51 32 Pretty sure the other translation is: "And the horse you rode in on."

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (7UW64)

'But first you will blow me' has to be in there....somewhere.

Posted by: Tami at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (Enq6K)

52 Israel and the Arabs, working together... one's head is about to explode... and if Trump can denuclearize North Korea and end the state of war there... there'll be so many lefty heads blowing up that the U.S. Geological Survey will see it!

Posted by: GuyfromNH at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (Gs5TH)

53 Make Arabia Great Again.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (Dp6qK)

54 25 Idiots in Iran had to know Israel would do a massive retaliation.

maybe, maybe not. This is the largest Israeli Counter response for many many years.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (Lg2h/)

Obama was holding the Israelis back. The Donald told them not to make too much of a mess if possible but otherwise have a good time.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (RD7QR)

55 I have a massive admiration for the IDF but if it came to war between Iran and Israel...it would be ugly. Israel has air power, subs and nukes. But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage. The only benefit there is that Iran would have to move through Iraq or Turkey to 'get at' Israel.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards Now With Infinity War Review at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (xJa6I)

56

"Thanks to you for calling the Russian Air Defense Systems Tech Support.

"Your call is important to us.

"Please to stay on line."

Posted by: garrett at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (O8xF7)

57 34 George Will was seen crying, and repeating sadly " All of my Never Trumping Moments will be lost, like Tears in Donald's Rain."
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (k1TUh)

George just said Pence was worst man in GOVT!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (JFO2v)

58 The Independent says Israel and Iran are on "the brink of war."

I'm skeptical. But either way, Iran is on the cusp of real change, I am certain. North Korea I don't see changing really but Iran has had revolution in the air for half a decade and protests in the streets nearly continually.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (39g3+)

59 The Donald told them not to make too much of a mess if possible but otherwise have a good time.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (RD7QR)

This made me smile

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards Now With Infinity War Review at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (xJa6I)

60 Other valid translation: . . . and we're all out of bubble gum.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (Dp6qK)

61 Go go go, Israel! Now that there's someone in the Whitehouse who actually supports you, you're free to defend yourself against the crawling rats surrounding you.

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (vkS2Z)

62 What can I say other than "death to Islam."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (svhca)

63 Prezzy Sports Center would have been giving weapons to Iran and condemning Israel with a middle finger thrown in for good measure"

After giving his picks for the NBA, MLB All Star Game, and College Football...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (7LY+6)

64 Obama worked hard to convince everyone that Iran was a scary monster that had to be appeased. They aren't.

This is a country that fought a decade long war with Iraq and it ended in a stalemate. It took as approximately a long weekend to destroy the Iraq army.

And despite all the cash we gave them and the money they got from sanctions relief the Iran's economy is in the toilet. They better watch their ass, Trump's initiative to build a Sunni alliance and getting behind Israel and letting them take the gloves off will end the Mullahs if they don't play nice.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (/tuJf)

65 Yeah, I wondered about that. I guess it could be that the Russians feel constrained from attacking the Israelis and the Israelis feel the same way about the Russians, but the Israelis and the Iranians feel free to duke it out."

My intuition is that this was the purpose of the high level Isreali delegation to Moscow recently. "Hey, some stuff is going to go down their soon, but if you turn off your radars and stand down we'll make sure that none of your people get harmed and none of your assets get targeted."

The Russians may be happy to sell the Iranians some weaponry, but they know that they're both competing for the same prize, and it's just like Highlander - in the end, there can Only Be One.

so they're not going to shed too many tears while watching Iran's shit get blowed up. Just means the Iranians will have to buy more arms from them to restock.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (k1TUh)

66 56. We would love to help you, but, unfortunately, your check cleared, so our hands are tied.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (fA1SL)

67 56 It's almost if all the bragging about their systems is just to boost sales...

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (LiyEm)

68 Rush is saying that the FBI had a plant, an actual spy, within the Trump campaign. He referred to a WSJ article as evidence. Literally a spy inside of the campaign.

He is not naming any names, but it is a US citizen, not a foreigner. Has been an informant for the FBI and CIA as well, according to the WSJ.

So even with an informant, Mueller STILL can't find anything wrong.

And the Deep State is even dirtier than previously thought.

Now we understand why the FBI and DoJ are trying to hide documents. They spied on the Republican candidate during the election. Sweet Heyzooz.

The ghost of Stalin has a giant erection.




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (UsCnO)

69 I think the translation was more like...

If it rains on Israel, Stormy Daniels gets schlonged! And so does Iran. Capische?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (vcOmj)

70 The Independent says Israel and Iran are on "the brink of war."

I'm skeptical. But either way, Iran is on the cusp of real change, I am certain. North Korea I don't see changing really but Iran has had revolution in the air for half a decade and protests in the streets nearly continually.

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War or conquest?

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (sX1BW)

71 But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage. The only benefit there is that Iran would have to move through Iraq or Turkey to 'get at' Israel.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards Now With Infinity War Review at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (xJa6I)

Not really. Not in tanks and the such. Unless your planning on fighting a war alla WW1...and their "ground Forces" have no way what so ever of getting anywhere near the borders of Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (Lg2h/)

72 >>What do you think President SportsCenter would have said?



Something about Israel's dominance being "unfair" - isn't that what he used to say about IDF skirmishes with Palestinians?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (W+vEI)

73 George just said Pence was worst man in GOVT!"

Shhh. Don't tell George that "denim" is short for a French term.

He'll start wearing 'em.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (7LY+6)

74 59 The Donald told them not to make too much of a mess if possible but otherwise have a good time.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (RD7QR)

Keep it classy, Bebes.

Posted by: TGE at May 10, 2018 01:43 PM (Dp6qK)

75 Everybody knows that when your enemy crosses a "red line", you just move the red line and send the enemy billions in cash. Must I explain everything!

Posted by: Ex President Cock Curious at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (O5Q3r)

76 22
Sucks for Iran that they no longer have Tommy Vietor and Ben Rhodes to give them advanced warning about attacks by Israel.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 10, 2018 01:37 PM (OD2ni)


I would get in a ring with Vietor on the off chance I might connect my fist with his nutsack. And I'm twice his age and he has the vanity arms on display all the time. That POS skips leg day for sure.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (ymnmz)

77 "The goddamned Europeans are ALWAYS 'concerned' about something."

They're the original concern trolls.

Posted by: Chris M at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (eAZVt)

78 Barack Obama just tweeted "Without my administration's crucial work with Iran, Israel would still have no support among Sunni countries in the ME. Now, the Emirates, Bahrain, SA, Jordan, and even moderate Syrian forces openly cheer Israel. You're welcome."

Posted by: Huck Follywood, jail the MSM! at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (rBnYq)

79 I'm staring to think what this guy really said was the Hebrew word for "deluge" but editors don't trust Current Year Americans to know what that word means

day luge means you don't have to have headlights. which is a good thing, because it's hard to find a place to mount them on a luge.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (sGtp+)

80 Oh, right - someone upthread used the key word "proportional" - Obama would have condemned Israel for their strikes not being proportional to the attack.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (W+vEI)

81 64 Obama worked hard to convince everyone that Iran was a scary monster that had to be appeased. They aren't.

This is a country that fought a decade long war with Iraq and it ended in a stalemate. It took as approximately a long weekend to destroy the Iraq army.

And despite all the cash we gave them and the money they got from sanctions relief the Iran's economy is in the toilet. They better watch their ass, Trump's initiative to build a Sunni alliance and getting behind Israel and letting them take the gloves off will end the Mullahs if they don't play nice.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 01:42 PM (/tuJf)


This. To modify a phrase used to describe the USSR, "they're a third world country with a first-/s] second- third-world military."

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (F5+ro)

82 Ever since the SotU speech, which he loved, Shapiro has softened a lot on Trump



Bob Dole Bob Dole has a cure for that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (OLCnA)

83 Bitch Status: Slapped.

Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (+lOpA)

84 "The Saudis and other gulf arabs are seemingly over it."


Agreed. One of the unintended outcomes of Obama's shit policy was that it forced SA, Egypt and others in the ME to get realistic about who is really a threat to them and who is not. But hey, maybe Colbert can make a joke about the orb for the thousandth time.

Posted by: Benji Carver at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (OD2ni)

85 I have a massive admiration for the IDF but if it came to war between Iran and Israel...it would be ugly. Israel has air power, subs and nukes. But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage. The only benefit there is that Iran would have to move through Iraq or Turkey to 'get at' Israel.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards Now With Infinity War Review at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (xJa6I)

I don't think they would do that, and I'm sure Israel is prepared, and if Iran was that stupid to try, then we'd be in it too.

Posted by: Shep at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (7uYFy)

86

It makes me so mad, I'm going to start lifting 2 lb weights just so I can kick their ass!

Posted by: Barky Ofvckstick at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (UFLLM)

87 Oops. Thank got I didnt strike myself out in to the barrel though.

Thisclose.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (F5+ro)

88 This is like the real life equivalent of playing a man an RPG and having a lvl 2 bandit try to rob you on the road when you're maxed out in gear and levels.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (mk7Bj)

89 I meant to call Iran a third world country with a third world military, but I got too fancy for my own good.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (F5+ro)

90 Remember us?

Posted by: The Elite Republican Guard at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (O8xF7)

91 "Deluge" is de event in de winter olympics where dey ride de toboggan, right?

Posted by: CayleyGraph at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (UG1wC)

92 Somebody told me that huge noses equal huge manly units. Is this true? Asking for a friend...'

Well, I can't deny that I've got a pretty big honker...

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (k1TUh)

93 80
Oh, right - someone upthread used the key word "proportional" - Obama
would have condemned Israel for their strikes not being proportional to
the attack.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (W+vEI)


10 to 1 is proportional, right?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (ymnmz)

94 I think there are two kinds of never-trumpers. The ones who are pleasantly surprised, and the ones who were always on the other side to begin with.

Posted by: Chris M at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (eAZVt)

95 I have a massive admiration for the IDF but if it came to war between Iran and Israel...it would be ugly. Israel has air power, subs and nukes. But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage. The only benefit there is that Iran would have to move through Iraq or Turkey to 'get at' Israel.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards Now With Infinity War Review at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (xJa6I)

I don't think they would do that, and I'm sure Israel is prepared, and if Iran was that stupid to try, then we'd be in it too.

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Assumes the ground forces would want to engage with Israel or with their own leaders. Going inward seems like the easier objective.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM (sX1BW)

96 It makes me so mad, I'm going to start lifting 2 lb weights just so I can kick their ass!
Posted by: Barky Ofvckstick"

Here, start w/the 12 oz ones. It'll hurt less...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (7LY+6)

97 I'm staring to think what this guy really said was the Hebrew word for "deluge" but editors don't trust Current Year Americans to know what that word means

"Of course we know what the Day Luge is, we cover the Winter Olympics!!!"
--CNN Super Genius

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (39g3+)

98 Most of the Iranian youth hate their own government and have no desire to fight for it.

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (LiyEm)

99 10 to 1 is proportional, right?
-------
more like a ratio but close enough for new math...

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (9iLHi)

100 Everybody knows that when your enemy crosses a "red line", you just move the red line and send the enemy billions in cash. Must I explain everything!


Posted by: Ex President Cock Curious



You are full of shit. You haven't been curious for 40 years.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (2GjZZ)

101 83 Bitch Status: Slapped.

Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (+lOpA)

Israel hit them like a Dem male-feminist AG on a bender.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (Dp6qK)

102 Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (ymnmz)

Don't sweat it ... I'll slide you a roll of quarters when the time is right.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (KQ/Al)

103
Khamenei Threatens Trump in Tweet storm "This mans corpse will be worm food while IRI stands strong"

Big words for a little power.. After last night he must be feeling pretty stoopid no? Tee Hee

https://tinyurl.com/ya8w2zwt

Posted by: Diogenese other brother Darrell at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (ICWiF)

104 The usual suspects will start bleating of about Israel's aggression and Trump being at fault.

These bad actors only understand swift and decisive action and not endless red lines that Barky so loved.

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (oiNtH)

105 >>Rush is saying that the FBI had a plant, an actual spy, within the Trump campaign. He referred to a WSJ article as evidence. Literally a spy inside of the campaign.


Other than Carter Page?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (W+vEI)

106 This is a big fvckin deal. Now, why doesn't this purple crayon taste like grape?

Posted by: Joey Biden at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (r9UYA)

107 >> in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage.


I am +1 for Israel.

Just get me a hot IDF Liason Officerette and get me on a plane.

Posted by: garrett at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (O8xF7)

108 This is but further proof of my beloved Obama's Iran strategy!

Only the pant creased one could bungle together an alliance of fundamentalist Islam and da joos weather machine against Iran and Trump.

As such, I hereby nominate Hillary Clinton and The Washington Consensus for the Nobel Peace prize!!!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (IAPT9)

109 Somebody told me that huge noses equal huge manly units. Is this true? Asking for a friend...

"Ja, dis is true"
--Viking Warrior

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (39g3+)

110 Off Shep sock.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (7uYFy)

111 It's almost if all the bragging about their systems is just to boost sales...
Posted by: steevy


Well, it was the Monkey model.

That was what the Soviets frequently called the weapons that they exported for cash, compared to the "first line" weapons that went to the Red Army.
The Monkey model.

My guess is that Israel has a pretty good idea of what kind of EW methods can be used to spook the Russian Anti-air systems. They are probably just daring them to turn them on, and see what happens next!!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (vcOmj)

112 Assumes the ground forces would want to engage with Israel or with their own leaders"

Yeah.

"Death to Israel!!!"
Ok, sure

"March across the Levant to certain death!!!!"
Not my tribe...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (7LY+6)

113 >>> I'm staring to think what this guy really said was the Hebrew word for "deluge" but editors don't trust Current Year Americans to know what that word means and have to keep looking for other words for it.

I imagine they're using google translate, and have no idea what the guy said if he was speaking in Hebrew.

It's fucking CNN, brah, I doubt they have translaters on staff for every language in the planet.

They probably have some bilingual spanish speakerswho can help out when needed, maybe french... I would imagine that's about it.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:48 PM (F5+ro)

114 Go Team. Go.

Posted by: firefirefire at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (LVVMh)

115 Don't start no shit, won't be no shit.

Posted by: Israel at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (ATVNj)

116 If and When the big shootout starts between Israel and Iran, will NBC send Froot Loops Johnny Wier to cover it?

He/she is an expert of everything else.

Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (8ikIW)

117 While all this was happening last night Stormy Daniels was making it rain on Bourbon Street.

Really.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (UBzPO)

118 Posted by: Huck Follywood, jail the MSM! at May 10, 2018 01:44 PM (rBnYq)

The sad part is that I'm not sure whether you're kidding or not. It's entirely possible that Obama would tweet that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (oYp/M)

119 103
Khamenei Threatens Trump in Tweet storm "This mans corpse will be worm food while IRI stands strong"

Big words for a little power.. After last night he must be feeling pretty stoopid no? Tee Hee

https://tinyurl.com/ya8w2zwt

Posted by: Diogenese other brother Darrell at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (ICWiF)


Duude! Ixnay on the eatsthray.

Posted by: Rocket Man at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (Dp6qK)

120 EM JIHAD FOADY FI!!!!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (UBzPO)

121 >>They are probably just daring them to turn them on, and see what happens next!!


My guess is it will end like Yosemite Sam lighting a Cigar that Bugs gave him.

Posted by: garrett at May 10, 2018 01:50 PM (O8xF7)

122 >>These bad actors only understand swift and decisive action and not endless red lines that Barky so loved.


Like the MOAB dropped on the ISIS maze of tunnels in Afghanistan that killed 500 or so. Best part was Trump didn't order it, he had just given the commander the red light earlier to use whatever force he thought necessary going forward. That is scarier that lil' Obama holed up in the WH reviewing lists of drone strikes and getting off watching footage of drone strikes.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 01:50 PM (W+vEI)

123 My guess is it will end like Yosemite Sam lighting a Cigar that Bugs gave him."

So the big "ACME" on the side wasn't enough of a giveaway?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:50 PM (7LY+6)

124 Assumes the ground forces would want to engage with Israel or with their own leaders. Going inward seems like the easier objective.
Posted by: SH


My personal guess is, that outside of some elite, hard core units (Quds Force, etc) in the Iranian military, that their army can't be trusted over 100 miles from Iran. I think they would fold up like a cheap lawn chair.

Equipment means nothing if the soldiers have no will to actually fight, and are also poorly led.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 10, 2018 01:50 PM (vcOmj)

125
deluge


You know what would be a great Winter Olympic sport?

Prone shooting (on one's back, of course) while riding down a luge course.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 10, 2018 01:50 PM (pNxlR)

126 \But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage.


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

I remember hearing about Iraq's vaunted army back in 1991. Something about being the 4th largest military in the world.

Then Stormin Norman ran over them like the 2nd coming of Patton's Third Army.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:51 PM (sX1BW)

127 Khamenei Threatens Trump in Tweet storm "This mans corpse will be worm food while IRI stands strong"

Big words for a little power.. After last night he must be feeling pretty stoopid no? Tee Hee

https://tinyurl.com/ya8w2zwt
Posted by: Diogenese other brother Darrell at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (ICWiF)


Am I the only one who gets a perverse kick out of world leaders hate tweeting each other? ha.

Also, I thought technology was haram. If it's not in the Quran, we don't need it. Isn't that what the Ottomans were saying when they refused to carry guns? (they changed their mind on that one eventually. Too late, some would argue.)

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:51 PM (F5+ro)

128 It's Mullah season!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at May 10, 2018 01:51 PM (/tuJf)

129
While all this was happening last night Stormy Daniels was making it rain on Bourbon Street.

Cornhole fund raiser?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 10, 2018 01:51 PM (10vO4)

130 "If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran"

That is one kick ass quote for the ages.

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 10, 2018 01:51 PM (suO/a)

131 Hehehhee.....I love it. Don't think for a minute that this wasn't the planned response from Israel with Trump after he cornholed the Iran deal. Trump's got Bibi's back tha'ts for sure. And also no coincidence that BiBi was in Russia chatting with PootiPoot while this was unfolding.

This is leader ship through strength.

This is awesome.



Posted by: dananjcon at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (xqfqx)

132 Yeah the author of the "pee dossier" says the FBI had a mole in the Trump campaign.

Now, he's saying this in terms of "see how bad th Trump team was??"

But any sane person responds with "are you s***ing me?" because this is blatant abuse of power and bizarrely Nixonian. Its like sending letters to MLK jr trying to get him to commit suicide.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (39g3+)

133
Israel destroys Iran's military infrastructure in Syria with sick burns on Twitter and high explosives. But mostly, high explosives.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (eXA4G)

134 Just an fyi from my ONT post on this.

It was the first time Iran had launched their bombs from Syria.

As far as the rain/flood quote, I read it in the Israel press last night before it hit the press here. It said flood. But maybe it had been transcribed wrong in their paper too. Don't know the ins and outs of their editors.

Don't really trust our clown car press to get stuff right. But whatever the truth is, it was a great quote.

They made clear they do not want to be involved in syria conflict...this was only about their protection. I posted the full quote in ONT, but that's the gist of it.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (zwucm)

135 10 to 1 is proportional, right?
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 01:46 PM


As a math expert I can confirm this.

Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (+lOpA)

136 Yeah, I wondered about that. I guess it could be
that the Russians feel constrained from attacking the Israelis and the
Israelis feel the same way about the Russians, but the Israelis and the
Iranians feel free to duke it out.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (RD7QR)

Netanyahu was in Moscow yesterday meeting with Putin.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (UBzPO)

137 Iran has committed a costly blunder.

It has committed itself to Syria and therefore divided its forces.

It has diminished it's ability to defend its homeland.

It has created the need for resupply in Syria when it has no means to defend those supply lines.

The expeditionary forces are unable to sustain themselves because the supported Syrian forces are decimated.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (ATVNj)

138 I don't think they would do that, and I'm sure Israel is prepared, and if Iran was that stupid to try, then we'd be in it too."

From putting together all the events and statements of the last few days, I have the strong impression that Israel is stating publicly that they are ready for this war, and also that they don't believe that Iran is ready for it all yet. Not war with Israel.

If you believe that War, real War is inevitable, then it's far better to start the war at a time of your own choosing, rather than at a time of your enemies choosing. (the huge mistake made by England and France in the late 30's)

Now, with this large scale attack, Iran has the very uncomfortable choice to either Go Big or Go Home. And it's looking like they're not ready to Go Big yet. And yes, they can stage a strategic withdrawal, but they are working hard to give all of their underlings this aura of Power and Invulnerability, and to be forced into backing down by despised Israel is going to be particularly humiliating for the Ayatollah's.

The worst thing of all would be for Iran to do nothing at all, and try to pretend that this didn't happen, because then Israel can just sit back and blow stuff of theirs up every couple of days, and all Iran will be able to do about it is sit back and say "THANK YOU SIR MAY I HAVE ANOTHER???"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (k1TUh)

139 Israel destroys Iran's military infrastructure in Syria with sick burns on Twitter and high explosives. But mostly, high explosives.

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

Turns out actual warfare is more successful than #hashtag warfare.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (sX1BW)

140 Then Stormin Norman ran over them like the 2nd coming of Patton's Third Army.
Posted by: SH


Well, actually it was Third Army, commanded by General John Yeosock.

Schwarzkopf was the Theater commander, Yeosock's superior.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (vcOmj)

141 Somebody told me that huge noses equal huge manly units. Is this true? Asking for a friend...

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

Even though it's a "children's story",I always though Pinnochio had a weird, depraved sexual undercurrent....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (7uYFy)

142 Heather Nauert makes me feel funny in my pants.

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (/tuJf)

143 Bomb bomb bomb
Bomb Iran

Posted by: John McCain Suffering Ass Cancer Of The Head at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (r9UYA)

144
A classical music blog I frequent had a post on a staging of Poul Ruders' opera on "The Handmaiden's Tale."

I decided to have some fun.

https://tinyurl.com/ycuuosng

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (BWL+E)

145 132 Yeah the author of the "pee dossier" says the FBI had a mole in the Trump campaign.

Now, he's saying this in terms of "see how bad th Trump team was??"

But any sane person responds with "are you s***ing me?" because this is blatant abuse of power and bizarrely Nixonian. Its like sending letters to MLK jr trying to get him to commit suicide.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (39g3+)

If that's true...

I mean, at what point do we get serious about this?

This cannot stand.

This is banana republic shit.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (F5+ro)

146 So Syria loses more Golan Heights soon?

Posted by: torabora at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (Y274z)

147 I remember hearing about Iraq's vaunted army back in 1991. Something about being the 4th largest military in the world.

Featuring the "elite" Republican Guards...

Posted by: tu3031 at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (O5Q3r)

148 103
Khamenei Threatens Trump in Tweet storm "This mans corpse will be worm food while IRI stands strong"

Big words for a little power.. After last night he must be feeling pretty stoopid no? Tee Hee

https://tinyurl.com/ya8w2zwt
Posted by: Diogenese other brother Darrell at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (ICWiF)


Ohhh, big talk from a guy with a sheet wrapped around his head.

117 While all this was happening last night Stormy Daniels was making it rain on Bourbon Street.

Really.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:49 PM (UBzPO)


Rain dance? Snake ceremony? Doubt it was a virgin sacrifice.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (RD7QR)

149 Dammit. They are the Weather Joos!

Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM


It's rainin' missiles, hallelujah!

Posted by: The Weatherjoos at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (p+Wdc)

150
Yeah the author of the "pee dossier" says the FBI had a mole in the Trump campaign.
Now, he's saying this in terms of "see how bad th Trump team was??"


Trump won anyway , if anything it shows how bad our intelligence service is

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (10vO4)

151 86




It makes me so mad, I'm going to start lifting 2 lb weights just so I can kick their ass!

Posted by: Barky Ofvckstick at May 10, 2018 01:45 PM (UFLLM)

I didn't know that Barky's last name was "Ofvckstick".
That's why I read AoS, for the education one can't get anywhere else.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (UsCnO)

152 Okay - Stormy has now been mentioned a few times, so - There are a few photos -and at least one earlier, albeit ambiguous, Tweet from her - that seem to show a possible Nxivm connection. The chief whistleblower sez? 'NOPE, not one of ours, ' and she doesn't exactly look like Nxivm material, but maybe there's another group? Oh - and she tweeted last month that she's not paying Avennati. So who is?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (fA1SL)

153 @137

So essentially it locked itself into a land war in Asia.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (UfMVm)

154 dammit

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 01:54 PM (/tuJf)

155 By the way, missing from the U.S. media is that last night Saudi aircraft launched coordinated attacks against the Iranian backed Houthi rebels in Yemen killing 60.

Part of the Saudi response also involves naval forces and actions in the Red Sea.

This is not an accidental coincidence with the Israelis...

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 01:55 PM (VpIIl)

156 That is scarier that lil' Obama holed up in the WH reviewing lists of drone strikes and getting off watching footage of drone strikes.

That part was just creepy, like a mix between video game mentality and a sort of Nixonian "can we use this on Rush Limbaugh" attitude.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 01:55 PM (39g3+)

157 Then Stormin Norman ran over them like the 2nd coming of Patton's Third Army.
Posted by: SH


Well, actually it was Third Army, commanded by General John Yeosock.

Schwarzkopf was the Theater commander, Yeosock's superior.

----------

My biggest recollection of Stormin Norman was Chris Farley's great impersonation of him.

"I want Holyfield!"

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:55 PM (sX1BW)

158 Netanyahu was in Moscow yesterday meeting with Putin.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:52 PM (UBzPO)

Israel is home to hundreds of thousands of Russian expatriates---and not all of them are Jewish.....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (7uYFy)

159 Oh - and she tweeted last month that she's not paying Avennati. So who is?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Chelsea Clinton?
Sidney Blumenthal?
Don Henley?

I give up.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (vcOmj)

160 Khamenei Threatens Trump in Tweet storm "This mans corpse will be worm food while IRI stands strong"


You are gonna need to up your threats. American media and celebs have been threatening stuff all year. Griffin even held up a decapitated head. He was burned in effigy. Now that I think of it, he's probably made fans in America with that quote.

That is how fubar the world is.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (zwucm)

161 Turns out actual warfare is more successful than #hashtag warfare."

#bringbackourgonads

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (7LY+6)

162 Rain? Deluge?

Is that like a bukkake??

Posted by: Shep! at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (vg8iE)

163 Apres moi? Le deluge.

Posted by: Louis XIV at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (ii30j)

164 130 "If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran"

That is one kick ass quote for the ages.

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 10, 2018 01:51 PM



I'm guessing the real quote is lost to history...something about Bibi saying..."20 missiles into Golan? Ha! hold my slivovitz!"

Posted by: Diogenes at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (0tfLf)

165 Part of the Saudi response also involves naval forces and actions in the Red Sea.

This is not an accidental coincidence with the Israelis...


Hey guys, you like blowing up Iranians?

US TOO!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (8ikIW)

166 3 Every moslem is guilty. Every dead moslem is in hell.



Posted by: Chris M at May 10, 2018 01:31 PM (eAZVt)

Original Sin, Thy Name Was Muhammad.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (WDCYi)

167 "But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage."

Israel has the advantage in nuclear weapons though. Tehran would be vaporized if Iranian ground forces invaded Isreal.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (UBzPO)

168 >>Oh - and she tweeted last month that she's not paying Avennati. So who is?

Same person who is paying Fusion GPS, Soros and his fellow billionaires.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (/tuJf)

169 "Khamenei Threatens Trump in Tweet storm "This mans corpse will be worm food while IRI stands strong"

Dude, Trump is going to give your skin to Melania to wear like a Paris Fashion Coat

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (VpIIl)

170 Chelsea Clinton?
Sidney Blumenthal?
Don Henley?

I give up."

Don McLean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (7LY+6)

171 Also, I thought technology was haram. If it's not in the Quran, we don't need it.

Supposedly Cat Steves/Yousef Islam quit music because the Koran doesn't mention music at all.

Posted by: Lance "Fun Factoids" McCormick at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (hXeKX)

172 Regarding the Democrat governor candidate who passed away: Maryland has a Republican governor who polls at about 70%.

There are ten candidates vying for the chance to get slaughtered by him on the Democrat side.

Funny local DC news saying he was one of the frontrunners when I had never heard his name in the news before today.

Posted by: blaster at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (WkMnJ)

173 Israel met with Putin to warn him of the attack so that it didn't interfere with his air forces, and to make clear they were not entering the Syrian War.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 01:58 PM (zwucm)

174
I saw The Weatherjoos open for Kinky Friedman at the Cow Palace back in '78.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 10, 2018 01:58 PM (eXA4G)

175 170
Chelsea Clinton?

Sidney Blumenthal?

Don Henley?



I give up."



Don McLean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (7LY+6)



Boris Badenoff

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 01:58 PM (ymnmz)

176 168. That'd be my guess, through cut-outs, natch. But the Nxivm or other cult thing is an interesting angle, given TGE & Sessions' unrelenting campaign against human trafficking.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 01:58 PM (fA1SL)

177 BTW, I just found CNN with yet a fourth translation of the rain threat:

"Israel has hit almost all of Iran's infrastructure in Syria," Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday morning. "If it will rain in Israel, there will be a biblical flood on the other side."

I'm staring to think what this guy really said was the Hebrew word for "deluge" but editors don't trust Current Year Americans to know what that word means and have to keep looking for other words for it.


I'm not so sure that's it. CNN used the most inflammatory interpretation of "biblical flood", while the NYT subtly hinted at it with "flood"and the Independent used the almost-neutral but more secularly inflammatory "storm".

They're doing their usual emotional manipulation, attempting to get the reader to think about it the way they want instead of just reporting it.

Posted by: Hanover Fiste at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (2kiKp)

178 I had Iran in my Final Four.

Damn.

Knocked out in the first round. #BracketBuster

Posted by: Barky JEF at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (q6rbF)

179 Chelsea Clinton?

Sidney Blumenthal?

Don Henley?



I give up."



Don McLean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (7LY+6)



Boris Badenoff
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless

Natasha Nogoodnik

Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (8ikIW)

180 Israel met with Putin to warn him of the attack so that it didn't interfere with his air forces, and to make clear they were not entering the Syrian War.

---------

At this point, Russia probably wants war to drive up the price of oil.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (sX1BW)

181 159 Oh - and she tweeted last month that she's not paying Avennati. So who is?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Chelsea Clinton?
Sidney Blumenthal?
Don Henley?

I give up.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at May 10, 2018 01:56 PM (vcOmj)


He's doing it pro boner.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (oYp/M)

182
170
Chelsea Clinton?

Sidney Blumenthal?

Don Henley?

I give up."

Don McLean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (7LY+6)


Don Adams?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (BWL+E)

183 EM HUMMUS FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Mad Maxine's wighat at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (8TdcF)

184 Supposedly Cat Steves/Yousef Islam quit music because the Koran doesn't mention music at all.
Posted by: Lance "Fun Factoids" McCormick at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (hXeKX)

He's been back in music for quite some time now. I wouldn't ever buy any of it, but I heard some of his newer stuff on the a college radio station and it's not bad at all.
He still has "it.'

Posted by: JoeF. at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (7uYFy)

185 You kno if the FBI raided Avenattis office we'd know who is paying him.

Posted by: blaster at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (WkMnJ)

186 But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage.

I am just waiting to see the Iranian paratrooper force. Because they have no real navy and Iraq will never, ever allow an army from Iran to rumble through them.

"I swear by Allah that at least 3 of these 8 parachutes will open safely!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (39g3+)

187 >>That part was just creepy, like a mix between video game mentality and a sort of Nixonian "can we use this on Rush Limbaugh" attitude.


Yup. Acting as judge and jury for terrorists on foreign soli, killing civilians, first responders, even a couple of US citizens, but not a peep from the MSM/Left.

But Bush's torture program and Gitmo!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (W+vEI)

188 Equipment means nothing if the soldiers have no will to actually fight, and are also poorly led."

And thus goes the epitaph for every Muslim army of the last 700 years.

Their only chance of winning has been if they fight another muslim army, and even then "winning" is defined as the moment when all of the other sides guys throw down their guns and run away.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (k1TUh)

189 176 168. That'd be my guess, through cut-outs, natch. But the Nxivm or other cult thing is an interesting angle, given TGE & Sessions' unrelenting campaign against human trafficking.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 01:58 PM (fA1SL)

Have the Bronfmanns had issues with PDT in the past?

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (WDCYi)

190 Supposedly Cat Steves/Yousef Islam quit music because the Koran doesn't mention music at all.
Posted by: Lance "Fun Factoids" McCormick at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (hXeKX)


The Koran doesn't mention oxygen, either.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (oYp/M)

191 Israel has the advantage in nuclear weapons though. Tehran would be vaporized if Iranian ground forces invaded Isreal.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Lotta real estate to traverse en-route where Persian troops would be subject to "intervention". Nearly all would not make the trip intact.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (prxEu)

192 Here's an idea: Israel forms a new Syrian province in the area north of the Golan and gives it self-determination, except for Israel guaranteeing it's sovereignty and security. Peace breaks out in the area, except at the provincial border because every single Syrian tries to move into the new Syrian province.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, jail the MSM! at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (rBnYq)

193 Boris Badenoff
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 01:58 PM (ymnmz)



Great tennis player.

Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (+lOpA)

194 At this point, Russia probably wants war to drive up the price of oil.

Given that their economy is being killed by cheap oil, that would not at all surprise me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (39g3+)

195 98 Most of the Iranian youth hate their own government and have no desire to fight for it.

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 01:47 PM (LiyEm)


This guy tweets about what's really happening in Iran...often links video too.


http://tinyurl.com/ybnwlgq2

Posted by: Tami at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (Enq6K)

196 >>167 "But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage."

Target-rich environment.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (Bdeb0)

197 OT George Will even attacked Pence's faith. I think his bow tie is too tight. What a self important arrogant douchenozzle.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (3c1uO)

198 @185

That's probably the funniest thing I have heard in weeks.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (UfMVm)

199 It's funny. Ever since Trump and Mattis made it known we wouldn't be permitting any more harassment by Iranian IRG/naval forces in the Gulf, it stopped.

Weird, huh?

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (VpIIl)

200 I remember hearing about Iraq's vaunted army back in 1991. Something about being the 4th largest military in the world.

Featuring the "elite" Republican Guards...

Posted by: tu3031 at May 10, 2018 01:53 PM (O5Q3r)

-

In fairness, I always point to the area whenever any meatspace libs begin laughing about private citizens and their pop guns posing any threat to the United States government. They never seem to want to continue the conversation after that for some weird reason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (VgKNm)

201 Just before the strikes, Bibi went to Moscow and met with Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

From a Haaretz photo caption...

The Israelis struck 50+ Iranian targets, without the loss of a single plane. Those S-400 missile radars musta been down for 'maintenance'.

And now the IRGC commanders can get some moar practice in writing condolence letters to the parents (if they even do that in Iran).

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (0ogQG)

202 When he destroyed the bomb factory, nobody was glad. The bombs were meant for him, he was supposed to feel bad.

- Bob Dylan

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (cCsPW)

203 >>Have the Bronfmanns had issues with PDT in the past?

One of Bubba's side pieces was a Bronfmann.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (/tuJf)

204 197 Will is an atheist.

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (LiyEm)

205 179 Chelsea Clinton?

Sidney Blumenthal?

Don Henley?



I give up."



Don McLean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (7LY+6)



Boris Badenoff
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless

Natasha Nogoodnik
Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (8ikIW)

We try to get moose and squirrel but we meese.

Posted by: Natasha at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (RD7QR)

206 Btw, I don't know if it was covered here, but Saudi Arabia has agreed to build a Christian Church in their country.

In my living memory, there has never been a church allowed in SA.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (zwucm)

207 That's a long walk across an unforgiving desert from Iran to Israel. I'm guessing the remains of that force approaching the Israeli border would hardly be combat effective.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (oY3AD)

208 98 Most of the Iranian youth hate their own government and have no desire to fight for it.

----------

If I'm being fair, I have the same feelings about our government.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (sX1BW)

209 Deeeluugeach Foe EEEEE Pie...

Posted by: Maxine Waters Soul Glo at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (BRpqW)

210 6 Iran can't have much of a logistical resupply system so they must be depending on the Russians. It'll take a while to get things restocked and rebuilt.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at May 10, 2018 01:32 PM (RD7QR)

Netanyahu was in Russia while most of this was going down... literally sitting next to Putin.

And Russian Arms sales to Iran have not really been that large. S-300 missiles (not their best)... in small numbers...

And a possible deal to either build, or get delivery, of SU-30 Fighter Jets... a deal which was on the table, but I can find no evidence it was consummated...

Much like the story of the Deal between Iran and China, where Iran would get 24 Fighter Jets for giving China control of an oil field... which apparently never happened.

Iran makes most of its own weapons... including rockets and missiles... they just can't do modern avionics..

Posted by: Don Q. at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (NgKpN)

211 He's been back in music for quite some time now. I wouldn't ever buy any of it, but I heard some of his newer stuff on the a college radio station and it's not bad at all.
He still has "it.'


I did not know that.

Posted by: Lance "Terrible Johnny Carson impersonator" McCormick at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (hXeKX)

212 He's been back in music for quite some time now. I wouldn't ever buy any of it, but I heard some of his newer stuff on the a college radio station and it's not bad at all.
He still has "it.'

New Yuseph Islam music, to the tune of "MoonShadow"

"Oh I'm bein' followed by a Jihadi, Jihadi, Jihadi
A leapin' and a hoppin' like a Jihadi, Jihadi, Jihadi"...

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (k1TUh)

213 All this talk of rain and biblical floods has made me pee my diaper.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (ATVNj)

214 167 "But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage."

Israel has the advantage in nuclear weapons though. Tehran would be vaporized if Iranian ground forces invaded Isreal.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM



Further, Iran is one of the few countries in the world that exercises its Armed Forces by putting multiple Corps into the field in Command Post and Field Training Exercises. Yes, the army is huge, but it doesn't matter.

It is a long way to Israel and getting there is a hell of a long drive.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (0tfLf)

215 A business owner is claiming that Avennati owes him 160k and that he also owes the IRS 5 million. Have no idea if that is correct but would explain the snake's moves .

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (oiNtH)

216 Wiz Khalifa is foreign minister of Bahrain?
Who knew?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (0jtPF)

217 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:00 PM (k1TUh)

Vienna 1683, half the ottomans refused to attack when the hussars when crossing the river and ran like the wind when 18000 winged horseman charged.

Posted by: auscolpyr at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (suO/a)

218 George Will even attacked Pence's faith. I think his bow tie is too tight. What a self important arrogant douchenozzle.
Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 02:01 PM (3c1uO)


Never trust a man who wears a bowtie.
One of my maxims.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (zwucm)

219 @204

He's also now a libertarian so there is a good chance he was hopped up on pot when he jotted off this piece of trash.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 10, 2018 02:04 PM (UfMVm)

220 "If I'm being fair, I have the same feelings about our government.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (sX1BW)"Then go hang yourself or find another country to live in.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:04 PM (VpIIl)

221 "I swear by Allah that at least 3 of these 8 parachutes will open safely!"
------
lololol

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 10, 2018 02:04 PM (9iLHi)

222 How long is the Iranian army supply line?

A few kilometers?

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:04 PM (sX1BW)

223 205 179 Chelsea Clinton?

Sidney Blumenthal?

Don Henley?



I give up."



Don McLean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (7LY+6)



Boris Badenoff
Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless

Natasha Nogoodnik
Posted by: Bruce at May 10, 2018 01:59 PM (8ikIW)

We try to get moose and squirrel but we meese.
Posted by: Natasha at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (RD7QR)

Watch me pull a conspiracy out of my Ass!

Posted by: Bullhinkle McCain at May 10, 2018 02:04 PM (NgKpN)

224 In fairness, I always point to the area whenever any meatspace libs begin laughing about private citizens and their pop guns posing any threat to the United States government. They never seem to want to continue the conversation after that for some weird reason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (VgKNm)

There are differences in quality and quantity that make the comparison not so useful.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (Dp6qK)

225 >>204 197 Will is an atheist. Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (LiyEm)

We have our share of idiots, too.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (Bdeb0)

226 In a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I root for the casualties.

Israel should get out of the way and let the bad guys fight to the deaths. Of both.

WTF Bibi?

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (IAPT9)

227 "If I'm being fair, I have the same feelings about our government.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM (sX1BW)"Then go hang yourself or find another country to live in.

----------

Hey now, I'll fight for my country, my fellow citizens, my family, my Constitution, my way of life, my liberties.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (sX1BW)

228 The Koran doesn't mention oxygen, either.

Just sayin'.


Sure, but the Bible says that whales are fish. I think some of the more technical aspects of the various holy books can be handwaved away.

Though, yeah, the Bible has the "inspired by God" qualifier vs. the Koran's "literally the word of literal God literally, i.e. not metaphors or fables," so that's probably a good point.

Posted by: Lance at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (hXeKX)

229 So McCain's last meaningful act on Earth is treachery?

Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (+lOpA)

230 Posted by: Lance "Terrible Johnny Carson impersonator" McCormick at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (hXeKX)
________________________________________

You are correct, sir!

Posted by: Adirondack "Terrible Ed McMahon Impersonator" Patriot at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (ATVNj)

231 Somewhere, Moshe Dayan smiles...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (7LY+6)

232 In a war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. I root for the casualties.

Israel should get out of the way and let the bad guys fight to the deaths. Of both.

WTF Bibi?
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (IAPT9)

???

How is Israel getting the way?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (Lg2h/)

233 Why would Iran behave like this? It seems stupid at first glance, but I think it has to do with power. Their regime is unpopular, especially with young people (witness the revolt over the hijab law). How to take people's minds off their discontent with their domestic regime? Focus it on foreign threats. If there are none, invent them. Israel and the US as the great devils. It's a game of distraction that allows the mullahs to retain their power.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (/qEW2)

234 It is a long way to Israel and getting there is a hell of a long drive. "

Ask me about how that March to Moscow turned out.

Posted by: Napoleon at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (k1TUh)

235 159
Oh - and she tweeted last month that she's not paying Avennati. So who is?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine



Chelsea Clinton?

Sidney Blumenthal?

Don Henley?



I give up.


Has to be a Soros Production. George tossed $18 Billion of his cash into the cause a few months ago. He has a dozen different organizations he funds or supports.

Who else has that much money to throw away?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (UsCnO)

236 So McCain's last meaningful act on Earth is treachery?
Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (+lOpA)

Last? How about last 500 actions

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (Lg2h/)

237 226. If they can help KSA's efforts, at next to no cost, without in any way jeopardizing their own forces or strengthening KSA's hand, why not? It's a two-fer.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (fA1SL)

238 The only benefit there is that Iran would have to move through Iraq or Turkey to 'get at' Israel.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards Now With Infinity War Review at May 10, 2018 01:41 PM (xJa6I)

Then how did they get to Syria? Iraq is between Iran and Syria too.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (UBzPO)

239 Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (zwucm)

Hey!

Posted by: Zombie Paul Simon at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (suO/a)

240 How to take people's minds off their discontent with their domestic regime?"

Argentinian Junta, Falklands crisis, 1983.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (k1TUh)

241 >>Somewhere, Moshe Dayan smiles...

Every military leader should wear an eye patch. Increases the badass factor.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (/tuJf)

242 229 So McCain's last meaningful act on Earth is treachery?
Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (+lOpA)

Sort of fits, no?

Posted by: Natasha Nogoodnik at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (RD7QR)

243 Supposedly Cat Steves/Yousef Islam quit music because the Koran doesn't mention music at all.
Posted by: Lance "Fun Factoids" McCormick at May 10, 2018 01:57 PM (hXeKX)
--------------------------------------
Why yes. Long ago, Yousef said it was haram.
And then he needed some money, so.......



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (0jtPF)

244 Though, yeah, the Bible has the "inspired by God" qualifier vs. the Koran's "literally the word of literal God literally, i.e. not metaphors or fables," so that's probably a good point.
Posted by: Lance


So trees and rocks are going to yell out to muzzies that joos are hiding behind them and to come kill them? Literally?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (2GjZZ)

245 Last? How about last 500 actions"

Ok, "last 500 meaningful acts on Earth"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (7LY+6)

246 Who else has that much money to throw away?


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (UsCnO)

Tom Steyr -> Allred

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (Dp6qK)

247 197 Will is an atheist.
Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM

And a self important boor.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (3c1uO)

248 "Hey now, I'll fight for my country, my fellow citizens, my family, my Constitution, my way of life, my liberties.
Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:05 PM (sX1BW)
"

You seem to first of all equate our government with the Iranians. Not even close, BTW.

You secondarily, seemed to somehow fighting for your country as something less than honorable.

If it's just poor phrasing, fine. If not, see my first response.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (VpIIl)

249 241 >>Somewhere, Moshe Dayan smiles...

Every military leader should wear an eye patch. Increases the badass factor.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (/tuJf)

Or a dueling scar.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM (RD7QR)

250 It is a long way to Israel and getting there is a hell of a long drive.

And there's really nowhere to hide on the way.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:09 PM (39g3+)

251 Meanwhile the Iranian search for the fabled secret Iraqi weapon code-named "Baghdad-Bob" shifts into high gear.

Posted by: DurnedYankee at May 10, 2018 02:09 PM (37IEG)

252 Why would Iran behave like this? It seems stupid at first glance, but I think it has to do with power. Their regime is unpopular, especially with young people (witness the revolt over the hijab law). How to take people's minds off their discontent with their domestic regime? Focus it on foreign threats. If there are none, invent them. Israel and the US as the great devils. It's a game of distraction that allows the mullahs to retain their power.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (/qEW2)

Well in Iran, of course, all the Israeli missiles were shot down, no casualties, 50 Israeli tanks destroyed on the Golan, and 3 Druze towns on the Golan take back

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:09 PM (Lg2h/)

253 And then he needed some money, so....... "

He jumped off the Peace Train?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:09 PM (7LY+6)

254 Why yes. Long ago, Yousef said it was haram.
And then he needed some money, so.......



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:08 PM

He and James Taylor and John Kerry are going on tour this summer. "The Feckless Tour 18!"

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (3c1uO)

255 >>Why yes. Long ago, Yousef said it was haram.
And then he needed some money, so.......

Now he's being followed by a moon god ...

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (/tuJf)

256 I have to laugh at the MFM clutching their pearls because Iranians were seen on TV chanting "Death to America" and burning the US flag as if that were a new thing.

Guess they never heard of that little hostage crisis in 1979.

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (oiNtH)

257 234 It is a long way to Israel and getting there is a hell of a long drive. "

Ask me about how that March to Moscow turned out.

Posted by: Napoleon at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM


And the snow in those Turkish Mountains is just as deep and cold.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (0tfLf)

258 249. Both. Also, ya need Raybans, a peaked cap, parade gloves, and a proper cloak. To the extent your appearance approaches that of Mi General, you're doing it right.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (fA1SL)

259 Well in Iran, of course, all the Israeli missiles were shot down, no casualties, 50 Israeli tanks destroyed on the Golan, and 3 Druze towns on the Golan take back

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:09 PM (Lg2h/)

Why not? It worked so well for Egypt in the Six Day War.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (Dp6qK)

260 214 167 "But in ground forces, Iran has a massive advantage."

No a problem. More targets to hit.

And we can always make more body bags.

Posted by: Israel at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (ATVNj)

261 34 George Will was seen crying, and repeating sadly " All of my Never Trumping Moments will be lost, like Tears in Donald's Rain."
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 01:38 PM (k1TUh)

What a beautiful Blade Runner quote. We you waiting for just such an occasion to whip it out?

Posted by: regular joe at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (kb0cx)

262 getting there is a hell of a long drive"

"That's nothing. Watch me tee this up"

/Obama at the 1st tee Andrews AFB

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (7LY+6)

263 222 How long is the Iranian army supply line?

A few kilometers?

"Amateurs talk tactics, professional talk logistics"

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (F8cRI)

264 Seriously, how did the Iranian military make it to Syria to set up bases? They had to have gone through Turkey. If they're building up in Syria then an invasion of Isreal is not implausible.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (UBzPO)

265 My biggest recollection of Stormin Norman was Chris Farley's great impersonation of him.

"I want Holyfield!"
Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 01:55 PM (sX1BW)

-//--


Schwarzkopf, perhaps the last person I ever trusted in the government.

Posted by: MAGA at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (wfv33)

266 So trees and rocks are going to yell out to muzzies that joos are hiding behind them and to come kill them? Literally?

Hey, that's what they say about their book, not I.

Though it does bring to mind the Singing Bush from The Three Amigos!.

Posted by: Lance at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (hXeKX)

267 >>250 It is a long way to Israel and getting there is a hell of a long drive.

It is written.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (Bdeb0)

268 225 >>204 197 Will is an atheist. Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:02 PM"

And he points out one of the permanent problems of atheism - when you have spent your entire life believing only in men and the works of men, then you will always be bitterly disappointed. (Put not your faith in Princes, etc) But having lost even that, he's now contemplating going to his grave believing in nothing and no one, with no hope. And that is a sad bitter place to be towards the end of one's life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (k1TUh)

269 260. Buzzards gotta eat, same as shaihalud.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (fA1SL)

270 Now he's being followed by a moon god ..."

Shadow... er...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (7LY+6)

271 I notice Trump likes to stick with the winners. Hence reaching out to allies

https://tinyurl.com/ybc3jgzx

Posted by: Diogenese other brother Darrell at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (ICWiF)

272

Lance, to the barrel.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (Dp6qK)

273 Arab News media is also showing as a top headline Trump's comment that the top five Daesh leaders have been captured.

Nothing yet in the U.S. media. I guess their hearts can't take to much good news for the country in one day.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (VpIIl)

274 Damn Italians!

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (3c1uO)

275 258 249. Both. Also, ya need Raybans, a peaked cap, parade gloves, and a proper cloak. To the extent your appearance approaches that of Mi General, you're doing it right.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (fA1SL)

Well shined boots, and Helmet...

And Ivory Handled Pistols!

Posted by: Gen. George Patton at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (NgKpN)

276 Barrels gotta eat, too...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (7LY+6)

277 Seriously, how did the Iranian military make it to Syria to set up bases? They had to have gone through Turkey. If they're building up in Syria then an invasion of Isreal is not implausible.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (UBzPO)

Yeah no...Flying a few hundred people is a tad different that getting a whole Army there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (Lg2h/)

278 Seriously, how did the Iranian military make it to Syria to set up bases? They had to have gone through Turkey.



We need to bomb the fuck out of Turkey, pull out all of our shit, and kick them out of NATO.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (2GjZZ)

279 So that "jokey nickname" bit really isn't worth it.

Good times.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (hXeKX)

280
Then how did they get to Syria? Iraq is between Iran and Syria too.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:07 PM (UBzPO)


Miltary advisors aked in by a legit government is diiferent than marching an army across hostile territory

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (10vO4)

281 Off Sock!

Posted by: Surfperch at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (Brjj7)

282
But having lost even that, he's now contemplating going to his grave believing in nothing and no one, with no hope. And that is a sad bitter place to be towards the end of one's life.

Posted by: Tom Servo


Well, too bad for George. Hey, the Jets-Preds Game 7 is tonight!..

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (BWL+E)

283 Chyron on CNN says "Iran and Israel Strike Each other in wake of Trump's Iran Move."

Yes, that's what happened. They "struck each other."

These people are useless.

Posted by: blaster at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (Z5y53)

284 Arab News media is also showing as a top headline Trump's comment that the top five Daesh leaders have been captured.

Nothing yet in the U.S. media. I guess their hearts can't take to much good news for the country in one day.
Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM

Obama gives up 5 terrorists for one deserter, Trump just captures 5 of them.

Posted by: Minnfidel at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (3c1uO)

285 Lance, come to me.

Posted by: Teh Barrel at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (r9UYA)

286 >>>How is Israel getting the way?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:06 PM (Lg2h/)
______

I don't see this as a conflict between Israel and Iran

This is between Sunni and the Shia. The Saudis and the Iranians. Israel has sided with the Saudis. OK. They gotta do what they gotta do, unlike the US they have to actually worry about Iranian attacks, obviously.

I'd prefer it there was a way for Iran and Saudi Arabia to just drestroy each other without anyone else getting involved. Israel being involved guarantees a Saudi victory. Even Russia couldn't stop those two working together.

I'm conflicted because as good as it is for Iran to lose and Israel to win. I don't want to Saudis to win either.

Kind of pipe dream. I know.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (IAPT9)

287 278 We need to bomb the fuck out of Turkey, pull out all of our shit, and kick them out of NATO.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (2GjZZ)

Erdogan's head on a pike. Make ol' Dracula proud.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (WDCYi)

288
256 I have to laugh at the MFM clutching their pearls because Iranians were seen on TV chanting "Death to America" and burning the US flag as if that were a new thing.

Guess they never heard of that little hostage crisis in 1979.
Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:10 PM (oiNtH)

-----------------------
1979?
They've been doing it regularly for decades now.
Hey, they were doing Death to America demonstrations even during the negotiations for the Iran give-away.

Of course our Pravda-complex blacked that news out.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (0jtPF)

289 Instapundit has a link to a video of one of the atacks

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/296433/

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (LiyEm)

290

ffffff

Posted by: Lance "oh hai Barrel" McCormick at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (hXeKX)

291
Wow that's bad even for me.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (10vO4)

292 264 Seriously, how did the Iranian military make it to Syria to set up bases? They had to have gone through Turkey. "

Seriously, the Shiite Militia's in Iraq together are more powerful than the Iraqi Army, and they control much of the country, especially around Baghdad.

Iran has been financing the Shiite militias.

Just because Iraq is out of the news doesn't mean that Iraq isn't still a deeply fucked up place. It is.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (k1TUh)

293 280. Not to mention - I'd sure as hell NOT rely on Persian-piloted Antonovs for my logistics. Jayzus....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (fA1SL)

294 287 278 We need to bomb the fuck out of Turkey, pull out all of our shit, and kick them out of NATO.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (2GjZZ)

Erdogan's head on a pike. Make ol' Dracula proud.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:14 PM (WDCYi)

And change the name back to Constantinople.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (Dp6qK)

295 Yeah no...Flying a few hundred people is a tad different that getting a whole Army there
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (Lg2h/)

Israel is saying they hit 50 Iranian targets in Syria. That's more than a few hundred people.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (UBzPO)

296 https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5256969,00.html

WATCH: IAF destroys Syrian antiaircraft battery
24 hours removed from IDF's most extensive bombing run in Syria since 1974, army releases first footage of strike, carried out by F-15s, F-16s; IDF also destroyed rocket launcher before it fired Tuesday, senior IAF officer confirms, adding Iran still harboring long-range missiles in Syria.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (Lg2h/)

297 George Will is good evidence that on should eventually retire. I mean the guy is turning into one of the Duke brothers from Trading Places.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (39g3+)

298 James Taylor and I are always available to defuse these situations. Those crazy Joos know that yet refused to utilize us!

Posted by: John Fn Kerry at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (O5Q3r)

299 252 Why would Iran behave like this?
____________________________________

Because they are going to link up with Turkey and the Israel-hating President Erdogan. Russia will align with them.

The Kurds, Saudis, Gulf Cooperation Council States, Israel and Iraq will align with us.

This is August 1914 all over again.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (ATVNj)

300 they were doing Death to America"

Yusuf Karamanli, first to chant that...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (7LY+6)

301 We need to bomb the fuck out of Turkey, pull out all of our shit, and kick them out of NATO.

And establish an actual Kurdistan.

Posted by: Lance de la Barrel at May 10, 2018 02:16 PM (hXeKX)

302 Equally interesting is that the Russians either didn't or couldn't use their air defense systems to defend the Iranians, with whom they are in close proximity.

I haven't read all the comments, but I did hear speculation that they didn't turn on their AD systems because they didn't want to give away their capabilities and weaknesses. If true, that makes their systems pretty much one and done. IOW, not very useful.

Posted by: pep at May 10, 2018 02:16 PM (NrQPT)

303 "Then how did they get to Syria? Iraq is between Iran and Syria too.
"

You won't believe this, but the Iranians actually have C-130's. I also remember they have a few Antonov's.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:16 PM (VpIIl)

304 Si vis pacem, para bomb 'em.

(I'd add "Back to the stone age", but that might be "forward" in this case.)

Posted by: mikeski at May 10, 2018 02:17 PM (JGBbg)

305 Israel is saying they hit 50 Iranian targets in Syria. That's more than a few hundred people.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:15 PM (UBzPO)

Not necessarily. They probably have small bases and a few people all over, especially since they are acting as advisors to the syrian army. And a target can be one lone gun or mortar

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:17 PM (Lg2h/)

306 Israel is saying they hit 50 Iranian targets in Syria."

IIRC, Iran moved around 4 or 5K troops into Syria a few years back. Was unnoticed by the US media...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:17 PM (7LY+6)

307 238 Then how did they get to Syria? Iraq is between Iran and Syria too.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


Because Iraq is run by the Shiites, and allowed Iran to transverse their airspace to move a lot of their weapons and troops to Syria.

Probably let them move the heavier gear by ground as well.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (0ogQG)

308 273 Arab News media is also showing as a top headline Trump's comment that the top five Daesh leaders have been captured.

Nothing yet in the U.S. media. I guess their hearts can't take to much good news for the country in one day.
Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (VpIIl)
------------------------------
Good grief. You wouldn't think it possible for ANY media to sink below the Arabs --- and yet ours does.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (0jtPF)

309 I'm sticking with flood. Totally dismiss any CNN translation.

Also, the great flood and Noah's Ark is the reference here, IMO. That flood wiped out everything...everything but Noah and his Ark.

So I'm not sure about these other translations. I think flood is what he meant because of what it references. Deluge doesn't have the same gravitas or history behind it.



Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (zwucm)

310 It's math.

Razor
@hale_razor
44: frees American hostage, releases 5 terrorists

45: frees American hostages, captures 5 terrorists

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (+y/Ru)

311 299. I don't see Russia aligning itself too closely with Erdogan. Sure, they might get behind him & Turkey, but that would be mostly for the chance to stab them in the back.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (fA1SL)

312 >>Of course our Pravda-complex blacked that news out.


Didn't someone in the Obama admin shrug it off as "domestic politics" or something?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (W+vEI)

313 >>Rush is saying that the FBI had a plant, an actual spy, within the Trump campaign. He referred to a WSJ article as evidence. Literally a spy inside of the campaign.


Other than Carter Page?
Posted by: Lizzy


Seems pretty clear that is the case. FBI and DoJ will not let Nunes see anything with the mole's fingerprint because fuck you we're the IC.
There was also a guy who suddenly appeared and steered Galapogos or whatever his name is into a trap by CIA or FBI likely working with Fusion/GPS. I think his name was Halpert.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (f7fQ9)

314 283
Chyron on CNN says "Iran and Israel Strike Each other in wake of Trump's Iran Move."


Yes, that's what happened. They "struck each other."


These people are useless.
Posted by: blaster at May 10, 2018 02:13 PM (Z5y53)

Yes, see the Monty Python Fish Slapping Dance for a reference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhJQp-q1Y1s

Posted by: DurnedYankee at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (37IEG)

315 I did hear speculation that they didn't turn on their AD systems because they didn't want to give away their capabilities and weaknesses. If true, that makes their systems pretty much one and done. IOW, not very useful.
Posted by: pep at May 10, 2018 02:16 PM (NrQPT)

Which is the history of russian military hardware

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (Lg2h/)

316 Chyron on CNN says "Iran and Israel Strike Each other in wake of Trump's Iran Move."

Now what in their deranged minds is the nexus between these two events?

A more honest chyron: "Iran's bellicosity vindicates Trump's Iran move."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (oYp/M)

317 I haven't read all the comments, but I did hear speculation that they didn't turn on their AD systems because they didn't want to give away their capabilities and weaknesses.

Supposdly in both gulf wars, Russian experts were there helping the Iraqis with their top of the line defense systems. We all know how well that worked out.

I'm sure they are fine, but its like an army with top of the line trebuchets vs on with self-guided missiles.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (39g3+)

318 Si vis pacem, para bomb 'em.

SEMPER UBI SUB UBI

Posted by: Lancius Barrelamus at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (hXeKX)

319 302 Equally interesting is that the Russians either didn't or couldn't use their air defense systems to defend the Iranians, with whom they are in close proximity.

I haven't read all the comments, but I did hear speculation that they didn't turn on their AD systems because they didn't want to give away their capabilities and weaknesses. If true, that makes their systems pretty much one and done. IOW, not very useful.

Posted by: pep at May 10, 2018 02:16 PM (NrQPT)

Artifact of the Iraq Air Campaign. You light up the sky. We craft an attack strategy.

You don't light up the sky, we use satellite and human intel to craft an attack strategy.

The only real defense is to not be terror promoting douchebags.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (Dp6qK)

320 Iranian government was hoping to gin up a conflict with Israel to maybe get some support from home or from other Arab countries. (yes I said other Arab countries I know they aren't Arab they are Persian.) And maybe some European ones.

IAF said to them STFD and STFU.

There won't be a conflict. I believe that a better translation of the rain quote is "you might start it but we will end it."

Posted by: blaster at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (Z5y53)

321 215
A business owner is claiming that Avennati owes him 160k and that he
also owes the IRS 5 million. Have no idea if that is correct but would
explain the snake's moves .

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (oiNtH)

Bing "Tully's Coffee + Avennati and you will see that Stormy's Pimp a couple of years ago bought out a Seattle area coffee chain that was once neck and neck with Starbucks in the '90's. It is in bankruptcy court now.

Stormy's pimp lied to landlords, suppliers, and employees. He bounced checks, lied to managers and customers, and made side deal after side deal, all while draining the chain of any assets and cash they had. He kept millions in payroll tax receipts and other taxes instead of paying them to the state.
Anyone who was involved with him was badly burned.

The Seattle Times also has published many articles about his exploits in the last year or two as well for details.

Stormy's Pimp is who we thought he is.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (UsCnO)

322
huh, I didn't know joe lieberman moved to Israel.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (r+sAi)

323 Also, people are forgetting that Syria has ports and Iran has them too. You can move 4k people and their equipment, over time, on ships.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (RD7QR)

324 Did someone say Fresh Barrel Meat?

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (sjdRT)

325 Was unnoticed by the US media...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:17 PM (7LY+6)

Unnoticed? Or ignored?

Posted by: Bert G at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (uiwCw)

326 >>44: frees American hostage, releases 5 terrorists

>>45: frees American hostages, captures 5 terrorists

How great would it be if those same 5 terrorists turned out to be the same people.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (/tuJf)

327 I haven't read all the comments, but I did hear speculation that they didn't turn on their AD systems because they didn't want to give away their capabilities and weaknesses. If true, that makes their systems pretty much one and done. IOW, not very useful."

There's another factor - if you DO turn them on, and they fail to stop the attack, that pretty much ruins your sales campaign for the next year. So far better to say "we didn't WANT to turn them on."

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (k1TUh)

328 Iranian backed militias were also openly flying their colors during recent ops to drive out Daesh from both Iraq and Syria. So yes, some of them walked through Iraq. It is suspected that's how some IRG got across the Syrian border.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (VpIIl)

329 Iranian military/intel presence in Syria (and Lebanon, especially the Ba'aka Valley) loooong predates the 2003 elimination of the Ba'athist regime in Baghdad.


And of course Iran has serious traction and action in Iraq. Not just neighbors - co-religionists make up the majority of Iraq's populace. Pre-mature return of sovereignty, effing up the SOFA, and most of all idiotic abandonment of the field under Bambi made fighting Iran there much more difficult.


But when Iran butts up against Israel, for real, as in this case - there won't be any screwing around.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 10, 2018 02:20 PM (QDnY+)

330 Good grief. You wouldn't think it possible for ANY media to sink below the Arabs --- and yet ours does.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (0jtPF)


During the Obama years, I got all my press info overseas. Our press was almost never first with anything. They had to wait until the White House told them what to report.

Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 02:20 PM (zwucm)

331 To add - there have been a number of reports that Iran has paid for an additional number of "support" troops/militia in Syria as well since about 2012 or so...

You'd think that might be something worth journalistic investigation, but you'd be wrong.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:20 PM (7LY+6)

332 How great would it be if those same 5 terrorists turned out to be the same people.:''

When I first heard this, my pick for the 5 was

1) Nancy Pelosi
2) Chuck Schumer
3) Dick Mueller
4) James Comey
5) Hillary Clinton

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:21 PM (k1TUh)

333 310
It's math.



Razor

@hale_razor

44: frees American hostage, releases 5 terrorists



45: frees American hostages, captures 5 terrorists

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (+y/Ru)


Those are not the proportions I ordered.

Posted by: Barry Obuttmunch at May 10, 2018 02:21 PM (ymnmz)

334 Interestingly, you know what would have prevented war between Iran and Israel?

American forces in Iraq.

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:21 PM (sX1BW)

335 I haven't read all the comments, but I did hear speculation that they didn't turn on their AD systems because they didn't want to give away their capabilities and weaknesses.

No point proving that your systems are ineffective; better to leave them turned off, and you can keep selling them, and claim that IF they'd been turned on, wonderful things would have happened.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:21 PM (oYp/M)

336 >>I think his name was Halpert.

Stefan Halper. Interesting guy, that one.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:22 PM (/tuJf)

337 The IDF ought to add the frisson by publicly announcing at what point in the Iranian Army "Anvil-of-the-Sun Mass Infantry Transit" the Persians can expect the slaughter to begin.

So they can pace themselves.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 10, 2018 02:22 PM (Bdeb0)

338 Unnoticed? Or ignored?"

Covered. Like with a sheet of plastic. Till it stopped moving.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:22 PM (7LY+6)

339 Because they are going to link up with Turkey and the Israel-hating President Erdogan. Russia will align with them.

The Kurds, Saudis, Gulf Cooperation Council States, Israel and Iraq will align with us.

This is August 1914 all over again.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot


Then this time we start annexing land.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:22 PM (2GjZZ)

340 I am opposed to the US invading anyone over there.

I fully support the various Islamic assholes in the middle east invading each other. Or the Russians invading the Caliphate of Erdogan (formerly Turkey).

Or even if Argentina Finland and Thailand want to team up and invade Yemen.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:22 PM (IAPT9)

341 Pretty sure the ISIS Five are different guys than the Taliban/criminal network guys sprung to get the scum Bergdahl.


Note: Israel publicly (meaning it had been done repeatedly privately, already) warned Syria not to interfere with Israel's little dance with the Pasdaran last night. They chose to try to interfere. They chose poorly.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (QDnY+)

342 No point proving that your systems are ineffective; better to leave them turned off, and you can keep selling them, and claim that IF they'd been turned on, wonderful things would have happened.

Sounds like an argument to justify a certain Attorney General too...

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (tVWQB)

343 OT This is kinda long but I'm asking for some horde wisdom about an incident that I'm still pissed off about.
Somebody help me with this please.

The short version-

Found a wallet today with no phone number in it. Drivers license and various normal crap including a debit card from a local very small bank. And a grand total of $3 so not some kinda rock star money.

Called my office and had them call the bank. Call the guy if they have a number and give him my number and he can get his wallet.

Blah blah blah and he calls me. Yes I've got your wallet. I'm parked about five minutes away, come get it. He's the passenger in a pick up that pulls up where I'm parked.

I get out of my vehicle and walk up to them and hand the guy his wallet through the driver's window. I stick out my hand to shake his and send them on their way.

What does he do? he never even looks up. He looks down at the wallet and literally said "as long as the debit card's there". And never even acknowledges my extended hand. Then they drive away.

WTAF IS THAT? I almost called him back and cussed his sorry ass out. I almost chased the sorry mfer down and beat his freaking ass but I couldn't do either because of my job.

Can somebody explain this to me? I still freaking pissed off an hour later and typing this is making it worse.

I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

344 There's another factor - if you DO turn them on, and they fail to stop the attack, that pretty much ruins your sales campaign for the next year. So far better to say "we didn't WANT to turn them on."
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (k1TUh)


Sorry, just saw this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (oYp/M)

345 They had to wait until the White House told them what to report.

"This is why we keep getting it wrong now, there's nobody writing our news stories for us any more!!!!"
--Weeping NYT reporter

By the way, I saw a picture of the editor in chief for the New York Times.

Imagine a woman wearing a tie die shirt with dreadlocks in various colors and a nose piercing. The kind of person smoking weed in an office that puts out "alternative newspapers" back in the 80s and 90s, the sort of paper that printed Matt Groenig cartoons in the back and ran lots of hemp product op eds.

That's what she looks like. That's who's running modern news. That's why we get the product we do now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (39g3+)

346 SEMPER UBI SUB UBI
_____________________________________

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE THAT SOUNDS LIKE BOOBY.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (ATVNj)

347 Supposdly in both gulf wars, Russian experts were there helping the Iraqis with their top of the line defense systems. We all know how well that worked out.

I'm sure they are fine, but its like an army with top of the line trebuchets vs on with self-guided missiles.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (39g3+)

I don't think any Air Defense can stop air power... they can only make the strike costly...

Because Air Defense systems have limited ammunition, mobility, and range.

So they can defend a location... but unless they have 40 or 50 missiles ready (like modern ships do)... they can only stop a few attacking missiles, or aircraft.

So why waste your ammunition, defending someone else...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (NgKpN)

348 And he points out one of the permanent problems of atheism - when you have spent your entire life believing only in men and the works of men, then you will always be bitterly disappointed. (Put not your faith in Princes, etc) But having lost even that, he's now contemplating going to his grave believing in nothing and no one, with no hope. And that is a sad bitter place to be towards the end of one's life.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (k1T

All that and the Orioles are having a shitty season....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (7uYFy)

349 311 299. I don't see Russia aligning itself too closely with Erdogan. Sure, they might get behind him & Turkey, but that would be mostly for the chance to stab them in the back.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:18 PM (fA1SL)


Might depend on whatever makes it easier to put a stake through May, Merkel, and Macron's hearts.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (WDCYi)

350 Never understood why the Russians support any Islamic nation. Haven't they had their own problems with Islamic terrorism?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (F8cRI)

351 Or even if Argentina Finland and Thailand want to team up and invade Yemen."

Hey, what about us?

Posted by: Armed Forces of Uruguay at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (7LY+6)

352 I am opposed to the US invading anyone over there.

I fully support the various Islamic assholes in the middle east invading each other. Or the Russians invading the Caliphate of Erdogan (formerly Turkey).

Or even if Argentina Finland and Thailand want to team up and invade Yemen.
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:22 PM (IAPT9)

I must have missed it, but who did the US invade last night?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (Lg2h/)

353 336 >>I think his name was Halpert.

Stefan Halper. Interesting guy, that one.
Posted by: JackStraw



Thanks for the correction. Yes, very interesting guy.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (f7fQ9)

354 Trump is going to start a war in the Middle East that will spread across North Africa and rusult in the entire region looking like Libya did a few years ago. It may even spell the end of Israel.

Posted by: Simon Carly at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (YJMax)

355 When it rains it pours.
The Israelis are speaking Morton for "we will salt the earth"

Posted by: wooga at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (d+KiH)

356 I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

Normally his mom brings him the stuff he lost for forgot. Don't feel bad, she'd have been treated the same.

Posted by: DurnedYankee at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (37IEG)

357 Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

Let it go. There are ignorant assholes in the world. Don't let it eat on you.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (oYp/M)

358
Schwarzkopf, perhaps the last person I ever trusted in the government.

Posted by: MAGA at May 10, 2018 02:11 PM (wfv33)



C'mon, man, I'm doing my best! Give me a break!

Posted by: Local Dog Catcher at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (UsCnO)

359 huh, I didn't know joe lieberman moved to Israel.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 10, 2018 02:19 PM (r+sAi)


The one Dem I could ever stand.

Posted by: eleven at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (+lOpA)

360 Can somebody explain this to me? I still freaking pissed off an hour later and typing this is making it worse.

eh. You only had to deal with this jerk about 30 seconds. He has to deal with himself his whole life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (39g3+)

361 Oops.

Posted by: Iranian Military at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (EXDS/)

362 Never understood why the Russians support any Islamic nation. Haven't they had their own problems with Islamic terrorism?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (F8cRI)

Mostly to stick it to us

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (Lg2h/)

363 Totally dismiss any CNN translation.

-
CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."

I think the appropriate translation is, "I'm a journalist the way Dr. Pepper is a brain surgeon."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (+y/Ru)

364 >>>Because they are going to link up with Turkey and the Israel-hating President Erdogan. Russia will align with them.

The Kurds, Saudis, Gulf Cooperation Council States, Israel and Iraq will align with us.

This is August 1914 all over again.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot
_________
Russia and Turkey will never be allies unless the deal involves giving back Constantinople.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (IAPT9)

365 If the wicked witch had won last year, the full scale war would already be taking place.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (7ZVPa)

366 "Supposedly Cat Steves/Yousef Islam quit music because the Koran doesn't mention music at all."

It does mention underage poon, though. And that's what Cat was really after.

Posted by: Chris M at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (eAZVt)

367 355
When it rains it pours.

The Israelis are speaking Morton for "we will salt the earth"

Morton's salt is kosher.

Says so right on the container label.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (UsCnO)

368 BUT WHO WAS MOLE

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (3dsTO)

369 SH, not really, not at all. As noted above, for the Nth time, Iran has had a serious military and intel presence in Lebanon and Syria for *decades*. The Lebanese civil war was the big door-opener. In the mid-80s Iranian military (in uniform) was openly operating in the Ba'kaa Valley, a key part of Lebanese geography.


Abandonment of Iraq by Bambi was catastrophic and idiotic, but Iran's date with destiny and Israel is really a separate thing that was happening anyway. Logistically, politically, strategically unaffected.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (QDnY+)

370 343 I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

I wouldn't be so quick to want to get violent.

I'm personally the kind of person who tries to say as little as possible to people and even tries to avoid eye contact at all costs because I assume everybody else wants to beat the living fuck out of me, stab me, or shoot me just because they can.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (WDCYi)

371 Never understood why the Russians support any Islamic nation.

They want the oil.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (39g3+)

372 It does mention underage poon, though. And that's what Cat was really after."

Patti D' didn't age well...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (7LY+6)

373 Abandonment of Iraq by Bambi was catastrophic and idiotic, but Iran's date with destiny and Israel is really a separate thing that was happening anyway. Logistically, politically, strategically unaffected.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (QDnY+)

Yup

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (Lg2h/)

374 I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

You did a good deed. Don't let his reaction affect your conscience. It was still the right thing to do.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (mk7Bj)

375 350. Russia is about 10 to 15% Muslim. Has been for a long, long time. Russia as a nation has interests, not friends. Most nations follow - or used to follow - such a path.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (fA1SL)

376 When it rains it pours.

The Israelis are speaking Morton for "we will salt the earth"



FINALLY! Someone gets it!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (2GjZZ)

377 354
Trump is going to start a war in the Middle East that will spread across
North Africa and rusult in the entire region looking like Libya did a
few years ago. It may even spell the end of Israel.
Posted by: Simon Carly at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (YJMax)

Not if they use their weather machine.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (UBzPO)

378 Never trust a man who wears a bowtie.
One of my maxims.
Posted by: prof disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at May 10, 2018 02:03 PM (zwucm)

Except if said man is a percussionist.

Can't have long ties messing with one's cymbals or bongos.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (7UW64)

379 Doesn't surprise me that some ME countries would pick Israel over Iran - they're not culturally Arab, so there's no real kinship, plus countries with Sunni majorities would have no love for the Shiite Iranians.

I guess they just treat Israel like a fat chick - they'll roll in the hay, but don't want their friends to find out about it.

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (oZ6kz)

380 46
I think we may be looking at the beginning of the end of Iran, tbh.



The Saudis and other gulf arabs are seemingly over it.



As I've mentioned before, I have a good friend who is from KSA --
and he says he's seeing war drums being beat around the country. And not
the typical "shias are bad, fuck the persians" type stuff, but more
"the government of iran is horrible and created this fake shia / sunni
rift. Arabs and Persians got along well for many centuries before the
Ayatollahs took over" type stuff, which he says is a huge sea change.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at May 10, 2018 01:40 PM (F5+ro)


That and the Foreign Minister of Bharain posting that statement of support on Twitter in ARABIC, not English.

There is no "my true hatred of Israel didn't get translated properly" when they usually issue one statement in English and one different in Arabic.

Kind of brings me back to a couple of weeks ago when the WWE did a show in Saudi Arabia. The crowd there went crazy (cheering) when one of the managers came down to introduce his wrestler, and that manager was Paul Heyman, the son of a Holocaust survivor. Not only did KSA allow a Jew onto their soil, the crowd cheered him.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (fdTrp)

381
I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher


Never expect gratitude from anyone. Ever.

If you have to depend on people and it's not their job, they'll let you down, every time.

People will always disappoint you. Harden yourself to that and you can live life, if not more happily, then at least more serenely.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (BWL+E)

382 Never understood why the Russians support any Islamic nation.

They want the oil.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (39g3+)

Yup, they want a hand in control of middle east oil to along with their domestic energy supplies to try and strangle the west

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (Lg2h/)

383 It rains on the just and the unjust. More often than not, the unjust end up getting wetter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (ZpfqO)

384 I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher


If you returned Obama's wallet, do you think he'd thank you and shake your hand? Or do you think he'd start counting bills?

Obama's not the only narcissistic arsehole in the world.

Posted by: mikeski at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (JGBbg)

385 371 Never understood why the Russians support any Islamic nation.
______________________________________

They don't view it as supporting.

They view it as recruiting.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (ATVNj)

386 CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."

Now we just have to give a shit what she thinks about this. Or, indeed, anything else.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (oYp/M)

387 Captain Douchebag with his mother f@#$in debit card is 56 years old. Way passed old enough to know better.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (hS07U)

388 I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

Some people are self-absorbed assholes. Be happy with yourself on doing a good deed despite the existence of self-absorbed assholes.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (Dp6qK)

389 Russia's S-300, 400 and the new 500 use a phase array multipath radar/TSBS detector. It's quite likely the Israelis already know where they are without turning on the active radar. All they need to do is keep track of the arrays and launchers.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (VpIIl)

390 Hmm. I guess all of that Iranian intel gathered previously on the Mad Mullahs' nuke program paid dividends in Syria as well.

Posted by: Fritz at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (2Mnv1)

391 350. Add to this - Russia's Christian population are largely Orthodox. Her Muslims are mostly SMR & Kavkaz, and they sure as Hell hate Turks & Persians.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Slavic Customer Service Rep. at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (fA1SL)

392 It does mention underage poon, though. And that's what Cat was really after.

I'm pretty sure every popular musician since Chaucer has been into it for that

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (39g3+)

393 >>>I must have missed it, but who did the US invade last night?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:24 PM (Lg2h/)
______
Don't Cathy Newman me. I made no such claim.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:30 PM (IAPT9)

394 Never understood why the Russians support any Islamic nation.

NGU nailed it: it's just to mess with us. Think of how many shithole countries WE have supported to mess with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:30 PM (oYp/M)

395 377
354

Trump is going to start a war in the Middle East that will spread across

North Africa and rusult in the entire region looking like Libya did a

few years ago. It may even spell the end of Israel.
Posted by: Simon Carly at May 10, 2018 02:25 PM (YJMax)

Not if they use their weather machine.


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 10, 2018 02:27 PM (UBzPO)

Field testing the VolcanoQuake Mk II right now in Hawaii.

Posted by: DurnedYankee at May 10, 2018 02:30 PM (37IEG)

396 326 >>44: frees American hostage, releases 5 terrorists

>>45: frees American hostages, captures 5 terrorists
-----------------------------------
Important correction:

44: frees American deserter/traitor, releases 5 terrorists
45: frees innocent American prisoners, captures 5 terrorists

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 10, 2018 02:30 PM (0jtPF)

397 CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."

=====

She's an idiotic, brain dead leftist who got where she is because of her accent and her Iranianess.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 10, 2018 02:30 PM (Wf6e7)

398 I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

Could be autistic. Could be an asshole. What matters is that you did the right thing. Buy yourself a beer and pat yourself on the back because that's really what matters.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (RD7QR)

399 >>Now we just have to give a shit what she thinks about this. Or, indeed, anything else.

Amanpour is one of the dumbest foreign correspondents I've ever heard. Aside from being a hardcore Islamist supporter she is dumber than a bag of hammers.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (/tuJf)

400 Guy was a rude jerk, don't let it ruin your day. He probably loses it all the time. one day...karma will get him...hopefully right after he cashes his paycheck.

Posted by: lin-duh @ work at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (9iLHi)

401 XLV Aguunt!

Posted by: Maxine ad Insanium at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (xBSm0)

402 363
Totally dismiss any CNN translation.



-

CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke
deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and
self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."



I think the appropriate translation is, "I'm a journalist the way Dr. Pepper is a brain surgeon."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 10, 2018 02:26 PM (+y/Ru)


Another Fact free statement by Amanpour. Why, Christian, why is it bad for America?


(crickets)



But your word salad must go over big at the cocktail parties, I suppose.

Posted by: Barry Obuttmunch at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (ymnmz)

403 sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (ymnmz)

404 380 Kind of brings me back to a couple of weeks ago when the WWE did a show in Saudi Arabia. The crowd there went crazy (cheering) when one of the managers came down to introduce his wrestler, and that manager was Paul Heyman, the son of a Holocaust survivor. Not only did KSA allow a Jew onto their soil, the crowd cheered him.


Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (fdTrp)


Not only that, but they trotted out two brothers of Iranian descent specifically for the purpose of having a group of Saudi recruits run them off.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (WDCYi)

405 The late German keyboardist Florian Fricke, leader of the prog-rock/krautrock/proto-new age collective Popol Vuh, was a very spiritual man who announced in the early 70s that God had spoken to him and told him to give up electronic keyboards and play only acoustic keyboard instruments.

So he sold his Moog to electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze, who went on to make all kinds of classic albums with it.

But by the 1980s, God apparently told Fricke it was OK to play electronic keyboards again.

Apropos of nothing, but the Cat Stephens thing made me think of it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (3dsTO)

406 Never expect gratitude from anyone. Ever.

If you have to depend on people and it's not their job, they'll let you down, every time.

People will always disappoint you. Harden yourself to that and you can live life, if not more happily, then at least more serenely.

Posted by: Hadrian
---------------

OTOH, hope springs eternal.

Also, feeling gratitude yourself, no matter how meager one's circumstances, is a key element to contentment and happiness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (w1zJX)

407 You did the right thing,the guy was an unappreciative asshole.That's life.

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (LiyEm)

408 Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM

Yea, I guess I should have thanked you, whatever. Where's my condom though?

Posted by: Barack Obabma at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (3c1uO)

409 Amanpour is one of the dumbest foreign correspondents I've ever heard.

She's in charge of Charlie Rose's old show now.

One of the most virulently and hatefully anti-American people in the news. Even back when I was a leftist Reagan hater, I thought she was over the top on NPR.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (39g3+)

410 CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."


--

Tl;Dr - Amanpour doesn't like it when you pull out.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (mk7Bj)

411 "Can somebody explain this to me? I still freaking pissed off an hour later and typing this is making it worse."

Some people are jerks.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Derision, Spite, & Kumquats on Sale at the Outrage Outlet! at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (hLRSq)

412 I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher


A Good, Honest, Down-To-Earth Sociopath wouldn't have done you like that.

Hell no. We would have turned on the charm, made you an instant friend ... and then lowered the boom later - for something way more valuable than a stupid debit card.

Did I say "We" ? Oops. I meant ... "He".

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (fiGNd)

413 >>What does he do? he never even looks up. He looks down at the wallet and literally said "as long as the debit card's there". And never even acknowledges my extended hand. Then they drive away.

WTAF IS THAT?
I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher

I'm the last person you want wisdom from but I had the exact same thing happen except the guy checked and saw his money was all there and said, "Thanks" and drove off. Ticked me off also but after sometime had passed I realized that the guy has no social skills, probably got married and his wife has affairs, lost his job or can't get promoted because he is a dick, etc.
The important thing is that you did the right thing and will never lie in bed sleepless wondering where you went wrong--at least insofar as this incident is concerned.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (f7fQ9)

414 Can somebody explain this to me?

-
He's an asshole. See Maxine Waters, Rosie O'Doughnut, Michelle Wolfe etc.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (+y/Ru)

415 I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

You did a good deed. Don't let his reaction affect your conscience. It was still the right thing to do.
Posted by: Joe


Agreed. Blow him off. Don't sweat it.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (2GjZZ)

416 >>348 And he points out one of the permanent problems of atheism - when you have spent your entire life believing only in men and the works of men, then you will always be bitterly disappointed. (Put not your faith in Princes, etc) But having lost even that, he's now contemplating going to his grave believing in nothing and no one, with no hope. And that is a sad bitter place to be towards the end of one's life.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:12 PM (k1T

Huh. (Looks at mail-order Atheism Kit, shakes once, twice, scratches head). Mine didn't include any of that. Probably foreign-made.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (Bdeb0)

417 Don't Cathy Newman me. I made no such claim.
Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:30 PM (IAPT9)

The first line in your post:

"I am opposed to the US invading anyone over there. "

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (Lg2h/)

418 388 Some people are self-absorbed assholes. Be happy with yourself on doing a good deed despite the existence of self-absorbed assholes.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at May 10, 2018 02:29 PM (Dp6qK)

And some people have social anxiety issues which lead them to think everybody wants to physically hurt them.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (WDCYi)

419 343 Can somebody explain this to me? I still freaking pissed off an hour later and typing this is making it worse.



I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher


Some people are just assholes. My neighbor and I once saved a man and his son from drowning on our flooded street; they walked off without a word of thanks. And so it goes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (0ogQG)

420 Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM

Yea, I guess I should have thanked you, whatever. Where's my condom though?
Posted by: Barack Obabma at May 10, 2018 02:32 PM (3c1uO)

Heh. Ok. Thanks.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (hS07U)

421 Thanks for the thoughts....will let brain grind on it for a while.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (F8cRI)

422 CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."

I would describe CNN's rabid spittle-flecked coverage of Trump as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in reporting in the modern era. They're an embarrassment to Baghdad Bob.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:34 PM (oYp/M)

423
CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."


Three words: Basket of deplorables

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at May 10, 2018 02:34 PM (10vO4)

424 I kind of like the line "As long as the debit card is still there."

Isn't that the easiest thing to replace from a lost wallet. Unlike say, a driver's license?

Posted by: SH at May 10, 2018 02:34 PM (sX1BW)

425 Nood

Posted by: steevy at May 10, 2018 02:34 PM (LiyEm)

426 CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke
deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and
self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."

Yeah, well...who cares?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 10, 2018 02:34 PM (O5Q3r)

427 Some people are just assholes. My neighbor and I once saved a man and his son from drowning on our flooded street; they walked off without a word of thanks. And so it goes.
=====

Wow.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 10, 2018 02:34 PM (Wf6e7)

428 >>415 I need some horde wisdom please.
Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)

1. Fuck that guy a lot.
2. There's probably a reason the ingrate shitheel only had three bucks in his wallet. The world is repaying his love in kind.
3. Good man for doing the right thing.

Posted by: Plenipotentiary Zod at May 10, 2018 02:35 PM (Bdeb0)

429
OTOH, hope springs eternal.

Also, feeling gratitude yourself, no matter how meager one's circumstances, is a key element to contentment and happiness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Oh, I quite agree. Set high standards for yourself and accept gracefully any assistance given. Things I've finally learned after 61 years. That and getting better at keeping my stupid mouth shut.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 10, 2018 02:35 PM (BWL+E)

430 I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)



You did a good deed. Don't let his reaction affect your conscience. It was still the right thing to do.

Posted by: Joe



Agreed. Blow him off. Don't sweat it.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (2GjZZ)
This - virtue is it's own reward. For him being an asshole all his life is probably his punishment. The last thing you want to do is let this asshat live rent free in your head.

Posted by: DurnedYankee at May 10, 2018 02:35 PM (37IEG)

431 >>CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal] as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."


British-Iranian Amanpour.
Married to a Clinton admin State Dept. spokesman.
Yeah, taking whatever she says with a grain of salt.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 10, 2018 02:35 PM (W+vEI)

432 "CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of my hoo-hah as possibly the greatest deliberate act of humanity and wisdom
in the modern era. Nobody should reproduce such profound stupidity"


FIFY

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:36 PM (VpIIl)

433 CNN's Amanpour: "I would describe pulling out of this deal [nuke deal]
as possibly the greatest deliberate act of self-harm and self-sabotage
in geo-strategic politics in the modern era."

=========
NOW I know Trump did the right thing.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at May 10, 2018 02:36 PM (pw+jk)

434 A Good, Honest, Down-To-Earth Sociopath wouldn't have done you like that.

Hell no. He would have turned on the charm, made you an instant friend ... and then lowered the boom later - for something way more valuable than a stupid debit card.


Or he would have claimed he'd had a lot of money in his wallet, and angrily allege you had stolen it.

From that perspective, just being ignored isn't so bad.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:36 PM (oYp/M)

435 Amanpour is one of the dumbest foreign correspondents I've ever heard.
Aside from being a hardcore Islamist supporter she is dumber than a bag
of hammers.
===============================

can never forget her choice of dining room art.

how can anyone watch her? It would feel like an act of treason.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, jail the MSM! at May 10, 2018 02:36 PM (rBnYq)

436 There is ALREADY a war in the MidEast. Jeebus. There are several. Haven't stopped for one second, they just take different forms, and ebb and flow in intensity.


Iran's war against the US, Israel, and the Gulf Arabs goes back 40 effing years.


Any "regional war" will simply be a continuation - probably a conclusion - of that war.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 10, 2018 02:37 PM (QDnY+)

437 Golly, I wonder where the money came from to build all those Iranian military installations in Syria came from . . .

King ShitMidas strikes again.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 10, 2018 02:37 PM (O033+)

438 Honestly, it's the comments that keep me coming back. The posts are just gravy. I'm dying here.

Posted by: Marcus T, Rockin on the mic at May 10, 2018 02:38 PM (VpIIl)

439 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:36 PM (oYp/M)

One of us would have toted an ass whooping and the other would have gone to jail.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:38 PM (hS07U)

440 >>>>Can somebody explain this to me? I still freaking pissed off an hour later and typing this is making it worse.


He had only 3 bucks, and he was the passenger in the pick up, so he probably doesn't even own a vehicle. Looks like Karma's already taking care of the idiot.


Posted by: IrishEi at May 10, 2018 02:38 PM (HiDrR)

441 Suppressed Flasher - An Obama voter.

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:38 PM (oiNtH)

442 Or he would have claimed he'd had a lot of money in his wallet, and angrily allege you had stolen it.

From that perspective, just being ignored isn't so bad.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 10, 2018 02:36 PM (oYp/M)


I see you have some SocioPathic Talent.

Always good to meet a Fellow Brother of the One True Path.

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2018 02:39 PM (fiGNd)

443 >>>The first line in your post:

"I am opposed to the US invading anyone over there. "

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 10, 2018 02:33 PM (Lg2h/)
______
That statement means THAT I AM OPPOSED TO THE US INVADING ANYONE OVER THERE. And that's all it means. There's only one sentence.

How you got from.
"I am opposed to the US invading anyone over there. "

To

"Yesterday the Us invaded The United Arab Emirates" (or wherever ) is a hallucination only you can see.

Posted by: Nationalist Pikachu at May 10, 2018 02:39 PM (IAPT9)

444 404
380 Kind of brings me back to a couple of weeks ago when the WWE did a
show in Saudi Arabia. The crowd there went crazy (cheering) when one of
the managers came down to introduce his wrestler, and that manager was
Paul Heyman, the son of a Holocaust survivor. Not only did KSA allow a
Jew onto their soil, the crowd cheered him.





Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 10, 2018 02:28 PM (fdTrp)





Not only that, but they trotted out two brothers of Iranian descent
specifically for the purpose of having a group of Saudi recruits run
them off.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 10, 2018 02:31 PM (WDCYi)


I missed that part of them running the guys off.

Whatever you say about him, Vince McMahon knows what the crowd wants and usually gives it to them.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 10, 2018 02:40 PM (fdTrp)

445 Whatever you say about him, Vince McMahon knows what the crowd wants and usually gives it to them.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, nee MrCaniac at May 10, 2018 02:40 PM (fdTrp)


You tell 'em !!!

Posted by: Roman Reigns at May 10, 2018 02:42 PM (fiGNd)

446 I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:23 PM (hS07U)


YOU did the right thing. Feel good about yourself. And share in a group Horde hug.

*HUG*

And feel sorry for the guy who doesn't realize you for the great person you are.

Now get the hell out of here, you are making me feel like Oprah.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:42 PM (UsCnO)

447 441
Suppressed Flasher - An Obama voter.

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:38 PM (oiNtH)


Sorry, I don't see the need for rank insults.
It was an honest question.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:44 PM (UsCnO)

448 Suppressed Flasher - An Obama voter.

Posted by: Cheri at May 10, 2018 02:38 PM (oiNtH)


Sorry, I don't see the need for rank insults.
It was an honest question.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:44 PM (UsCnO)

I'm hoping it's just the horde's punctuation again.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:45 PM (hS07U)

449 Sorry, I don't see the need for rank insults.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 10, 2018 02:44 PM (UsCnO)


Officers Suck !!!

Posted by: ScoggDog at May 10, 2018 02:47 PM (fiGNd)

450 447 Sorry, I don't see the need for rank insults.
It was an honest question.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


Cheri was referring to the wallet owner. Rank insults indicated in this case.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 10, 2018 02:47 PM (0ogQG)

451 I need some horde wisdom please.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher

Never expect gratitude from anyone. Ever.

If you have to depend on people and it's not their job, they'll let you down, every time.

People will always disappoint you. Harden yourself to that and you can live life, if not more happily, then at least more serenely. "

Most of that is true - but as to the person who annoyed him, I'm reminded of what me dear, sweet, departed Southern born and bred mother-in-law would say: That's the difference between being well bred, and just being poor white trash.

We live in a nation of trash now and no one even remembers what being well bred used to mean, but one of the things was that you go way out of your way to thank people who help you and to acknowledge them, whether you feel like it or not. You need to be trained to act like you're supposed to act, not just to act like you feel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:51 PM (k1TUh)

452

HA,, First again!!! I can't believe I get so many firsts...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 10, 2018 02:51 PM (mPeei)

453 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:51 PM (k1TUh)

Yes Tom, Capt. Douchebag and I are both from the South and are here now. There's no excuse down here for bad manners. They can get you seriously f-ed up down here. That's what pisses me off the most about this whole "debit card fiasco" as it has now been named.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at May 10, 2018 02:53 PM (hS07U)

454 Iran's war against the US, Israel, and the Gulf Arabs goes back 40 effing years. "


Correction - Iran's war against the US goes back 40 years.

Iran's war against Israel goes back 70 years.

Iran's war against the Arabs goes back 2400 years.

Shortest list in the world - other peoples who the Iranians get along with.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 10, 2018 02:55 PM (k1TUh)

455 "If by us there will be rain, by them there will be a flood."

Lieberman used the Hebrew word for flood, mabul, which Genesis uses to describe the great flood in Noah's age.

Posted by: Johann Amadeus Metesky at May 10, 2018 03:16 PM (W8/ca)

456 Rush said Avennati is working for free. You know, pro bonor.

Posted by: PhilDirt at May 10, 2018 03:54 PM (EdYAn)

457 Abort Falcon 9.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 10, 2018 05:40 PM (hyuyC)

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