Is Iran Cracking?

Two Iranian TV journalists have resigned in protest of the regime, one apologizing for having told "lies" on behalf of the mullahs for thirteen years.

Much of this is sparked by the revelation that it was Iran that shot down the Ukrainian airliner, after days of lies that it had simply crashed.

So: The Iranian media blames the mullahs for the downed aircraft, while the allegedly "American" media blames Trump.

At least two presenters working for the Iranian state broadcaster IRIB have announced they have quit their jobs, with a third saying she quit some time ago after having told lies on behalf of the state for 13 years.

Gelare Jabbari apologised in an Instagram post, writing: "It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed. Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies."

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The journalists; statements are part of a crisis of confidence following the initial attempts by state officials to deny that Ukrainian jetliner 752 had been shot down by mistake by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) air defence force.

The crisis is leading even some of the news agencies most closely associated with the regime to start reporting on the street protests, or a least to start addressing the allegations about a potential state cover-up.

Here's one example of an Iranian journalist speaking out:

Speaking candidly on BBC Radio Today, Ghanbar Naderi, a commentator on Iran’s state-run Press TV, admitted: "There is little trust in the government and people want more freedom. The lies they said about the shooting down of the aeroplane [have] lost public trust. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps know it very well."

It's not just journalists who are speaking out. One of Iran's top actresses also condemned the regime, and Iran's only female Olympic medal-winner straight-up defected:


People are taking a lot of actions they would not take if they expected the regime to be in power in six months.

They're acting as if the regime is a short-term problem.

Here's a tweet from one of the journalists who resigned:




The regime seems as if it knows it has a limited time remaining:

As I have reported in the past, Iran faces a demographic crisis over the next two decades as its population ages rapidly. There are five prime-age Iranians supporting every Iranian over the age of 65, but by mid-century, the ratio will collapse to just 1.6 to one. Strangely, the Iranian authorities have reported an increase in the"“total fertility rate," namely the estimated number of children that the average woman will bear during her lifetime. The increase evidently is due to optimistic assumptions about the future rather than observed behavior in the present.

Iranians face desperate conditions, if not actual hunger, due to the effect of economic sanctions. Add to this the long-term effects of mismanagement of the country's scarce water resources. Afshin Shahi wrote recently in the Journal of Asian Affairs: "Approximately 97% of the country is experiencing drought conditions. Due to gross water mismanagement and its damaging impact on the country, Iran faces the worst situation in the water resources of any industrialized nation. Tens of thousands of villages have been deserted and most of the major urban centers have passed their limits to absorb new rural migrants. Some officials predict that in less than 25 years, 50 million Iranians would be displaced from their current homes because of the pressing ecological conditions."

Few countries have endured this level of deprivation outside of full war mobilization, and few have seen such a drastic decline in the number of births. The only modern comparison is Venezuela. Governments with a monopoly of economic resources and the willingness to kill significant numbers of their own citizens can stay in power for quite some time, but there seems no question that Iran's regime is fragile and prone to destabilization.

Protesters are out on the street, chanting "Soleimani is a murderer, his leader a traitor." By "his leader," they mean Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.






Iran has painted US and Israeli flags in the street, so that people will step on them; which is, of course, an act of disrespect.

But protesters are breaking ranks to step around the US flag.


They also avoided stepping on Israel's flag!



Trump tweeted out support of the Iranian people, in Persian:




That immediately became the most "Liked" (as in, people clicked the "Like" button) Persian-language tweet in Twitter history.





As the Iranian people and Trump rise up to oppose the terrorist ayatollah, the Democrats, of course, step in, just as they did in 2009, to try to prop up the terrors state:




You know what might a reason for the protests? The fact that Iran murdered 1500 of its own citizens protesting the government just a couple of months ago.

But Democrats -- including their media wing -- continue conspiring with and colluding with this anti-American, murderous regime.

And the mourning continues:



Thanks to Tami for that!

Posted by: Ace at 03:50 PM




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1 It's me!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 03:51 PM (ymnmz)

2 HaI HAI

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at January 13, 2020 03:52 PM (Vy7tf)

3 Still got it.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 03:52 PM (ymnmz)

4 I am going to be cautious here. But HOW GREAT would that be for the Iranian people? And the rest of the world to boot?

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 13, 2020 03:53 PM (xptlg)

5 If Iran collapses, who will illegally sell oil to China?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 13, 2020 03:53 PM (YslsA)

6 Is it possible Nancy Pelosi is deranged and evil?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 03:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

7 Iranian chicks are hot.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at January 13, 2020 03:54 PM (UFgOG)

8 I read content out of respect for our host!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at January 13, 2020 03:54 PM (Vy7tf)

9 OT - PSA Windows 7 Update support ends tomorrow. If you plan on continuing Win 7 use, get all the critical and important updates done today.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (1CjJc)

10 Fingers crossed.

Imagine the contrast.

Obama props up Iran with billions of dollars that aren't technically owed to them.

Trump orchestrates Iran's collapse after a few years of harsh sanctions and one missile.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (zZbCU)

11 Two Iranian TV journalists have resigned in protest of the regime, one apologizing for having told "lies" on behalf of the mullahs for thirteen years.

If those two TV journalists are running the Iranian government, then absolutely the government is cracking.

Posted by: blaster at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (9VeU0)

12 Hopefully the Iranian people free themselves from their terrible oppressive government soon. And Jimmy Carter lives just long enough to see it before going to the infernal regions.

Posted by: Jmel at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (T0p4u)

13 6 Is it possible Nancy Pelosi is deranged and evil?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 03:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

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That's a funny way of saying "bought off by both China and Iran."

But I'll allow it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (zZbCU)

14 An Iranian journalist apologizes for lying. What are the odds the MSM will report on that?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (Uu+Jp)

15 The fact that Iran murdered 1500 of its own citizens protesting the government just a couple of months ago.

But Democrats -- including their media wing -- continue conspiring with and colluding with this anti-American, murderous regime.
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I wish I could murder 1500 citizens who dare get out of line!

Posted by: Nanshy Peloshi at January 13, 2020 03:55 PM (vg8iE)

16 Is this shootdown going to be Iran's Chernobyl?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (7a6fv)

17
Democrats ask: who will be left to stand up to the US imperialist hegemon?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (7rVsF)

18 I have mad respect for the News Reader who resigned and apologized for lying, the dude could killed for that.


I hope he and his family have an exit strategy.

Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (mv+Oj)

19 And Iran's only Olympic medalist defected recently.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (1CjJc)

20 Another good one...

@Maryamshariatm

Do you believe #QassemSoleimani was a popular national hero??!!

despite the risk of being arrested or shot, Iranians fight with the empire of lies of the Islamic Republic.

Video: https://tinyurl.com/tylff7m

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (cF8AT)

21 Without Iran, plenty of terrorist groups will lose funding and will have to do television fundraisers.

Maybe Bill Gates and Tom Steyer will step up.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (YslsA)

22 Gelare Jabbari apologised in an Instagram post, writing: "It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed. Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies."
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Scurry, rat, scurry. But don't keep lying. There is no way you didn't know that being an official mouthpiece of the mullahs wasn't covering up and enabling murder.

I am glad this happened, and I am glad that this person is gone and had a moment of clarity resulting in this statement - but I don't believe for a minute that this is a shocking revelation. It might be the last straw, but there is no way this person did not know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (I2dne)

23 Prediction: The capital of Iran will have a McDonald's restaurant before the capital of Vermont.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (xPl2J)

24 It has been just bizarre hearing the U.S. FNM demonize Trump for taking out the terrorist coordinator. And I knew the FNM is all for the commiecrats and international commies. I wonder how jarring it is for the LIVs.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (eASYU)

25 18 I have mad respect for the News Reader who resigned and apologized for lying, the dude could killed for that.


I hope he and his family have an exit strategy.
Posted by: Larry Vaughn at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (mv+Oj)

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"We organized one for him."
-The mullahs

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (zZbCU)

26 If Trump can bring the Mullahs down without sending in US Troops?

I will no longer tell Chuck Norris jokes, they will be Trump Jokes.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (NgKpN)

27 Yes, not long for this earth.

Trump making it look easy.

Posted by: nip at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (Izot6)

28 19 And Iran's only Olympic medalist defected recently.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (1CjJc)

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Only female medalist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (zZbCU)

29 this is when you are supposed to go on the lam. BEFORE you get Ceauceascu'd.

Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (nFwvY)

30 All this could have happened with the Green Revolution during Obama's term but instead he propped up the mullahs.

How many thousands of dead Iranians are his fault? Thousands of maimed and hundreds of dead Americans too all of it Barky's fault.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (B06Zw)

31 Hey want me to come back? I am free and otherwise uningaged?

Posted by: Reza Pahlavi at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (cEsBM)

32 Once again...

Iran shot down a jetliner full of their cousins, nieces, and uncles.

It has very little to do with us, except insofar as it's their mea culpa for the Vincennes.

Posted by: JEM at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (8erNz)

33 The mullahs aren't returning my calls. This is an outrage!

Posted by: John Kerry at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (sWM8x)

34
WOW. Their Berlin Wall moment (it all falls down), or their Tienanmen Square moment (it's all revealed but goes back to normal)?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (M9ntN)

35 Only female medalist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (zZbCU)

Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (1CjJc)

36 Those newscasters are really brave. They are putting their lives on the line. They put our traitorous, timid media to shame!
I salute you, Iranians!

Posted by: PJ at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (qlTN9)

37 27 Yes, not long for this earth.

Trump making it look easy.
Posted by: nip at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (Izot6)

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Using the power of the federal government helps.

Weird that no one seemed to really try before.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (zZbCU)

38 Democrats ask: who will be left to stand up to the US imperialist hegemon?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (7rVsF)

The duchy of grand fenwick

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (P4Pk9)

39 7
Iranian chicks are hot.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at January 13, 2020 03:54 PM (UFgOG)


Once when I was 22 I knew a 17 year old Iranian girl. Just co workers nothing more. Jeebus she was hot.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (ymnmz)

40 demonrats salivate as they imagine the glorious day when they can order 1500 deplorables killed.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (zlgJP)

41 Funny how people speak more freely when the murderous prick who would murder them for it gets his ass murdered.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (oVJmc)

42 I do hope the Democrats in Washington are preparing a plan in case things go really bad and the Mullahs in Iran have to be evacuated. Gosh, maybe that would be the one time they would approve of the use of US Military forces!

Posted by: JB1000 at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (Kf5r9)

43 Serious question:

Is this another Egypt where the protesters are a minority of moderate urbanites with many more radical rural supporters?

Will a revolution in Iran just be a side step toward a different form of tyranny? I mean, this generation only knows the system they have. We can not expect them to go back to the 70s westernized Iran.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (LWu6U)

44 I will no longer tell Chuck Norris jokes, they will be Trump Jokes.



Underneath Trump's Scalp Weasel is another Scalp Weasel.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (7a6fv)

45 CNN could learn a thing or two from this Gelare Jabbari fellow.

Posted by: wth at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (v0R5T)

46
Without Iran, plenty of terrorist groups will lose funding and will have to do television fundraisers.

Get this tote bag for your $50 donation to the Public Jihad System. Explosives not included.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (7rVsF)

47 Prediction: Not one of our "journalists" will have the stones to do what the Iranian journalist did.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (T6t7i)

48 38 Democrats ask: who will be left to stand up to the US imperialist hegemon?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (7rVsF)

The duchy of grand fenwick
Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (P4Pk9)

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North Korea!

Send them hundreds of billions of dollars next!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (zZbCU)

49 And I would like to point out,

If Iran had a Second Amendment? If they had not been disarmed?

This would already be over.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (NgKpN)

50 Here's what's amazing:

Iran is about to experience a counter-revolution, and the spark was NOT the atack on the US embassy on Irzq, was NOT the killing of Suleimani, was NOT the Iran missile attack on the US military bases, was NOT the saber-attling tweets and counter-tweets between the Mullahs and Trump -- all of which were touted as THe Big Thing that was going to cause WWIII -- but instead the seemingly irrelevant afterward side note about an airliner that crashed far from the center of the action.

Who would have guessed that Iran managed to shoot itself itself in the foot in this weird peripheral way, and THAT would cause the regime to topple -- and not any of the many "big news" events that led up to it?

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (fK2gX)

51 Pelosi: but some protests are more equal than others.

Posted by: WisRich at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (G0vdT)

52 36
Those newscasters are really brave. They are putting their lives on the line. They put our traitorous, timid media to shame!
I salute you, Iranians!


Posted by: PJ at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (qlTN9)


This x 1000

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (ymnmz)

53 "Democrats continue conspiring and colluding..." with the regime that kicked back a lot of money to western politicians for Obama's Iran deal, a deal they fear could be made public in all of its icky details if the regime collapses and the files are published.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (hLRSq)

54 All this could have happened with the Green Revolution during Obama's term but instead he propped up the mullahs.



Trump gave the support for the people that Obama refused to give.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (oVJmc)

55 Democrats have always been on the wrong side in Iran. Carter helped Khomeini by assuring him the the US would not back the Shah. Now, they are still on the mullah's side. One would almost think they are anti-american

Posted by: Chicago Vota at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (g9x4e)

56 But protesters are breaking ranks to step around the US flag. I also heard they were avoiding the Israeli flag, but I'm not 100% sure of that.
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It's in the same videos, that I have seen, Ace. In some cases, they're flags taped to the ground in some cases they're painted across the sidewalks. Most people seeming to avoid treading on them, so doing so and being yelled at by others.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (I2dne)

57 I guess the question is, what will the Trump Admin do when the mullahs begin slaughtering the protesters openly in the street, like they did when Ex-Prez'Nit Cock-Curious, AKA King Shit Midas ruled?

Will we do nothing, the way Obama did?

Or will we do "something", and what could that something be?

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (UF0Iv)

58 Spicy time approacheth.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (2PXwn)

59 24
It has been just bizarre hearing the U.S. FNM demonize Trump for taking
out the terrorist coordinator. And I knew the FNM is all for the
commiecrats and international commies. I wonder how jarring it is for
the LIVs.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (eASYU)

They were all in on Bronco's acting out Brennan's plan to elevate Iran to a regional dominant power. It is a boon to have the FNM out themselves in support of terror funded by Bronco. A lot of people are waking up.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:00 PM (1CjJc)

60 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 13, 2020 04:00 PM (xfb67)

61 Pelosi looks only slightly healthier than RBG

Posted by: steevy at January 13, 2020 04:00 PM (KNsKs)

62 Prediction: Not one of our "journalists" will have the stones to do what the Iranian journalist did.
Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (T6t7i)

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I'm not even a little surprised that the Iranian media has more integrity than the American one.

Remember - many of the people in organs like Pravda and Izvestiya and Vremya knew what they were doing was wrong, but went along to keep their jobs and skins intact.

Every single member of the American news media is a dedicated member of the Leftist cabal, who enthusiastically volunteered for this duty and does his job for the pure love of the game.

There is likely no country on earth with a more corrupt media infrastructure than the US. Baghdad Bob was more honest and believable than these fucking clowns.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:00 PM (fUqBx)

63 Iran has painted US and Israeli flags in the street, so that people will step on them; which is, of course, an act of disrespect.

But protesters are breaking ranks to step around the US flag. I also heard they were avoiding the Israeli flag, but I'm not 100% sure of that.



The flags are painted one on top of the other across nearly the entire street (walkway?) and there is video showing nearly everyone parting around both flags. The people who do walk across are screamed at by everyone else.

I know Acosta likes to think he's under assault and what not, but those Iranian journalists are facing the execution of themselves and their families.

Unless, and I hate to be cynical, it's a put up job by the regime to show hey see people are telling the truth!

To be totally brutal, if we want to cripple Iran, take out the dams.

Water has been the cause of wars nearly all of human history. Hell, California and Colorado have nearly come to the point of shooting over the Colorado River within the last 40 years and I'm not really joking.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 13, 2020 04:00 PM (mf5HN)

64 That athlete competes in taekwondo. She said government officials would promoter her in public then tell her in private that it wasn't "virtuous" for a woman to stretch her legs.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 13, 2020 04:00 PM (xPl2J)

65 55 Democrats have always been on the wrong side in Iran. Carter helped Khomeini by assuring him the the US would not back the Shah. Now, they are still on the mullah's side. One would almost think they are anti-american
Posted by: Chicago Vota at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (g9x4e)

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I love how the US support of the mullahs against the shah is used to indict America in general and Carter almost never comes up specifically in the handful of times this comes up in popular culture.

Like Persepolis, the movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (zZbCU)

66 Two Iranian TV journalists have resigned in protest of the regime, one apologizing for having told "lies" on behalf of the mullahs for thirteen years.

Damn ballsy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (NWiLs)

67 Scurry, rat, scurry. But don't keep lying. There is
no way you didn't know that being an official mouthpiece of the mullahs
wasn't covering up and enabling murder.



I am glad this happened, and I am glad that this person is gone and
had a moment of clarity resulting in this statement - but I don't
believe for a minute that this is a shocking revelation. It might be the
last straw, but there is no way this person did not know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


I disagree completely. Sure, they knew and lied. That's not the point. The point is that they're taking a big risk now to fess up to it. You think our journos are going to do that?

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (T6t7i)

68 43 Serious question:

Is this another Egypt where the protesters are a minority of moderate urbanites with many more radical rural supporters?

Will a revolution in Iran just be a side step toward a different form of tyranny? I mean, this generation only knows the system they have. We can not expect them to go back to the 70s westernized Iran.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (LWu6U)

Could be slow, but why not?

I remember the 70's. Why shouldn't they?

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (NgKpN)

69 44
I will no longer tell Chuck Norris jokes, they will be Trump Jokes.







Underneath Trump's Scalp Weasel is another Scalp Weasel.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 03:58 PM (7a6fv)

I take dumps bigger than Chuck Norris.

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (ymnmz)

70
Iranian chicks are hot.
Posted by: Lebron Horowitz

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Check out the #WhiteWednesdays hashtag on social media. Iranian women unveiling. They're the next Russian women.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (M9ntN)

71 will no longer tell Chuck Norris jokes, they will be Trump Jokes.>>>!


Trump is such a badass when he is crosses paths with a grizzly bear the bear pretends to be dead.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (qcIWB)

72 Trying to imagine any US "journalist" apologizing for years of lying.

No, I can't imagine it. Not at all.

Posted by: tsj017 at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (7ReX+)

73 How great would it be if it ends up with a town in both Israel and Iran being named after Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (ZLI7S)

74 "I hate to be cynical"

Bull. Shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (NWiLs)

75 Will the mullas shrink away with a whimper or go out with a bang. My bet is on BANG! This will not be peaceful.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (0OmEj)

76 Without Iran, plenty of terrorist groups will lose funding and will have to do television fundraisers.



Maybe Bill Gates and Tom Steyer will step up.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (YslsA)

**Que Sarah McLaughlin music****Camera pans to raggedy jihadi pawing through a few bullets in his dirty bowl.**
Won't you help?


Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (88+cf)

77 mini jino bloomburger open to spending 1 billion to defeat PDT....no policy but PDT hate...yeah go with that. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (cEsBM)

78 Oof. MFM hardest hit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (ptqGC)

79
Honestly, I'm almost moved to tears by this.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (M9ntN)

80 Damn...getting tired of this (hopefully) winning. Kim Jung Wong must be shitting bricks by now.

Posted by: dingbat at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (DZINL)

81 Maybe this time they'll get to the finish line

Posted by: Zeera BMGG Books Make Great Gifts at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (zUdXR)

82 Who would have guessed that Iran managed to shoot itself itself in the foot in this weird peripheral way, and THAT would cause the regime to topple -- and not any of the many "big news" events that led up to it?
Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (fK2gX)
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Ask Ceausescu about it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (I2dne)

83 When Trump and Chuck Norris meet, a singularity forms and all of creation gets sucked into the void.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (zZbCU)

84 You know China and the Norks are paying attention as well.

This Trump guy is not the fool the American press told them he was.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (LWu6U)

85 Hey Nancy - what rhymes with Outlying Blunt?

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (zL/eJ)

86 Things are moving fast with Gaylord not propping up the theocrats. Frankly this should have happened over 10 years ago.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (y7DUB)

87 I got chunks of guys like Chuck Norris in my stool!

Posted by: Donald Trump at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (7ReX+)

88 hey remember when the Iranians had a revolution and wanted the Shah back for a trial? do YOU remember that, Obama?

Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (nFwvY)

89 84 You know China and the Norks are paying attention as well.

This Trump guy is not the fool the American press told them he was.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (LWu6U)

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"He is! Trust me!"
-John Kerry

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (zZbCU)

90 and Iran's only female Olympian straight-up defected:
.........

We could send them a planeload of trannies.

Posted by: wth at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (v0R5T)

91 So: The Iranian media blames the mullahs for the downed aircraft, while the allegedly "American" media blames Trump.
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Death to the TRAITORS to IRAN!!!

Posted by: CNN Spokesperson at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (DuZls)

92 When the Mullahs fall, people will be astonished by how easy it was and wonder why we didn't push them earlier.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (7a6fv)

93 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.


Remember, Obama got elected on foreign donations, source unknown.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (oVJmc)

94 16 year-old Alireza Firouzja is playing under the FIDE flag because the mullahs would not let him play against Jews in the world rapid and blitz tournament in December.

He's currently leading the Tata Steel tournament in the Netherlands, a full point ahead of Magnus Carlson.

https://2700chess.com/players/firouzja

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (XzVUd)

95 57
I guess the question is, what will the Trump Admin do when the mullahs
begin slaughtering the protesters openly in the street, like they did
when Ex-Prez'Nit Cock-Curious, AKA King Shit Midas ruled?



Will we do nothing, the way Obama did?



Or will we do "something", and what could that something be?

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (UF0Iv)

I did say in capital letters "Don't kill your protesters." And I don't bluff.

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (ymnmz)

96 80
Damn...getting tired of this (hopefully) winning. Kim Jung Wong must be shitting bricks by now.

Posted by: dingbat at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (DZINL)

I'd love to see a TGEOTUS tweet after Iran ousts its regime, saying, "Next!"

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (1CjJc)

97 Examples of courage:
[X] Hong Kong protesters
[X] Iranian protesters
[ ] The Resistance

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (T6t7i)

98 I disagree completely. Sure, they knew and lied. That's not the point. The point is that they're taking a big risk now to fess up to it. You think our journos are going to do that?
Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:01 PM (T6t7i)
++++++++++++
Not a chance in hell. It took courage to do this, for sure, and I am glad they did. I just don't buy that they didn't know that people were killing and that they were doing their bit to enable it. I don't know what pushed them over the edge, but something did. It didn't come out of nowhere.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (I2dne)

99 Ace, you also forgot that one of Iran's top sports stars -- the Iranian women medaled in Tae Kwan Do from the 2016 Olympics -- defected today and TRASHED the regime:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51084620

Kimia Alizadeh: Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects

This is huge news in Iran. They don't have many sports stars. Her defection is sending shockwaves through the country.

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (fK2gX)

100 Kerry should explain the situation to them. This is not the right time.

Posted by: PG at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (Tt75g)

101 93 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.


Remember, Obama got elected on foreign donations, source unknown.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 13, 2020 04:03 PM (oVJmc)

========

Iran brags about the foreign politicians it's bribed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (zZbCU)

102 80 Damn...getting tired of this (hopefully) winning. Kim Jung Wong must be shitting bricks by now.
Posted by: dingbat at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (DZINL)
+++++++++++

Yeah, If my Shadenboner stays errect any longer, I may have to use it to display the Garrison Flag....

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (zL/eJ)

103 Obama: Death To America!!!
CNN: Death To America!!!
MSLSD: DEATH TO AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!
CBS: Death To America!!!
NBC: Death To America!!!
ABC: Death To America!!!

Posted by: Constantine XI at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (yiAMj)

104 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (arJlL)

105 >>When the Mullahs fall, people will be astonished by how easy it was and wonder why we didn't push them earlier.

Because most politicians are deckles. It's true, they have no dicks.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (ZLI7S)

106 Officials 'humiliated me'
"I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they've been playing for years," she wrote.
"I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated. None of us matter for them, we are just tools."
She added that although the government would exploit her sporting success politically, officials would humiliate her with comments such as: "It is not virtuous for a woman to stretch her legs."

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (fK2gX)

107 They're cracking.

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (NWiLs)

108 He's currently leading the Tata Steel tournament in the Netherlands, a full point ahead of Magnus Carlson.

https://2700chess.com/players/firouzja

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:04 PM (XzVUd)


Time to defect.

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (zr5Kq)

109 Reagan brought down the Soviet empire. Trump is bringing down the Iranian terrorist regime (hopefully). In both cases, Democrats were/are on the side of totalitarianism.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (eKJW+)

110 I enjoyed a magazine called Cracked. My subscription must have run out.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (1QGis)

111 C'mon Ace,

It can be true that more than one thing can be the cause of something.

It is absolutely true that Iran's incompetence is the proximate cause of the plane crash.

But it is also undeniable that Trump's assassination of Soleimani is also a cause. In the law we speak of cause and proximate cause.

'But for' Trump's drone strike, the crash does not happen. Obviously. This crash occurred because we assassinated Soleimani which caused a predictable response from Iran.

Unfortunately, part of that response was shooting down a Ukrainian jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile.

The estates of the passengers of that plane cannot sue the US for what happened. But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the shooting.

And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)

112 Hey Reza Aslan, wanna give me a hand in freeing 30 Million Iranians? No? I thought so. I hear they never forget an slight. Just saying.

Posted by: President Richard Punch at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (ymnmz)

113 Democrats ask: who will be left to stand up to the US imperialist hegemon?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 03:56 PM (7rVsF)

Harry and Meghan!

Posted by: PJ at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (qlTN9)

114 I have a very active imagination and I know that the SAM on that airliner could have been just some nervous rookie. But still I wonder if the regime ordered the strike because they feared loud mouth defectors were on the flight. If so, poetic justice that the plane downing is unleashing this backlash against the mad mullahs.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (eASYU)

115 Maybe Trump has started something that no one else has been capable of since 1979.


Here's hoping.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (JUOKG)

116 78 Oof. MFM hardest hit.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:02 PM (ptqGC)
---------------

And Obama takes credit for, or is credited with, sowing the seeds of Democracy in 3,2,1.....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (oBfF8)

117 Let's hope and pray the change goes the right way in Iran.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (rXie1)

118 Who would have guessed that Iran managed to shoot itself itself in the foot in this weird peripheral way, and THAT would cause the regime to topple -- and not any of the many "big news" events that led up to it?
Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (fK2gX)

This has been building for quite awhile.

They killed 1500 protesters a few weeks ago.

But the real driver? Almost every historic revolution (except ours, the outlier) comes right after a large increase in food prices.

Iran can't feed itself, and the sanctions have caused? Yup, large increases in food prices.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (NgKpN)

119 109 Reagan brought down the Soviet empire. Trump is bringing down the Iranian terrorist regime (hopefully). In both cases, Democrats were/are on the side of totalitarianism.
Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (eKJW+)

==========

I'm really looking forward to the equivalent of Charlie Wilson's War. The movie that lionizes a random Democratic congressperson for the things that a Republican president made happen.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (zZbCU)

120 Our provincial schoolmaster makes an appearance.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (7a6fv)

121 50
Who would have guessed that Iran managed to shoot itself itself in the foot in this weird peripheral way,

IT"S FUNNY BECAUSE THE FOOT IS A PERIPHERAL

Posted by: Anachronda at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (sGtp+)

122 Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (ptqGC)

123 6 Is it possible Nancy Pelosi is deranged and evil?
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 03:54 PM (Uu+Jp)

Guaranteed.

Posted by: Flyover at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (Rbu5d)

124 111
C'mon Ace,



It can be true that more than one thing can be the cause of something.



It is absolutely true that Iran's incompetence is the proximate cause of the plane crash.



But it is also undeniable that Trump's assassination of Soleimani is
also a cause. In the law we speak of cause and proximate cause.



'But for' Trump's drone strike, the crash does not happen.
Obviously. This crash occurred because we assassinated Soleimani which
caused a predictable response from Iran.



Unfortunately, part of that response was shooting down a Ukrainian
jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile.



The estates of the passengers of that plane cannot sue the US for
what happened. But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the
shooting.



And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.



Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)


EABOD. good sir.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (ymnmz)

125 32 Once again...

Iran shot down a jetliner full of their cousins, nieces, and uncles.

It has very little to do with us, except insofar as it's their mea culpa for the Vincennes.

Posted by: JEM at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM (8erNz)

Iran sent that airliner on a course directly over the Vincennes on purpose - knowing that it would be shot down- so they could use the deaths for propaganda. And the US LameStreamMedia cooperated with all they had. Treasonous.

Posted by: Conan The Barbarian at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (JNTt1)

126 I'm astonished that the media/dems are blaming Trump for Iran shooting down the airliner.

It makes no sense but I guess they're past rational actor status.

Posted by: MJ at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (gAMkn)

127
And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)

--------

OK, this is either very good Moron satire, or this person is a retard.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (fUqBx)

128 >>It is absolutely true that Iran's incompetence is the proximate cause of the plane crash.

The plane didn't crash. It was shot down by Iran with a missile.

In reality we talk about personal responsibility. The Iranian mullahs are responsible for shooting down the plane and any other claim is leftist idiocy.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (ZLI7S)

129
Why, this is a result of my foresight sending that pallet of cash over.


'Amen, oh poobah' -- John Kerry

Posted by: Baracky Obamy at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (rXie1)

130 The estates of the passengers of that plane cannot sue the US for
what happened. But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the
shooting.


==========

I didn't realize that we started the shooting months ago when Iran shot down a US drone and Trump did nothing in retaliation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (zZbCU)

131 Trump: "I'll have more flexibility after my re-election. Then I'll REALLY kick your ass."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (r4PDB)

132 122
Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (ptqGC)

Yeah...no longer cowering in fear of their government is shattering unity. WTF?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (ymnmz)

133 Pelosi...

All them people in the streets are just trying to get SuperBowl tickets. So, NOT a revolution

Clackity Clack

Posted by: Bruce at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (vd8XM)

134 94 16 year-old Alireza Firouzja is playing under the FIDE flag because the mullahs would not let him play against Jews in the world rapid and blitz tournament in December.

He's currently leading the Tata Steel tournament in the Netherlands, a full point ahead of Magnus Carlson.

https://2700chess.com/players/firouzja

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know


Yeah, this random Iranian kids just broke away from the pack of this year's child prodigies in the chess world. Usually at any given moment there are about 4 or 5 child prodigies duking it out for who will become a major super-grandmaster or next world champion. Firouzja was not on many people's radar until a few months ago with he had a sudden jump in ability. If he wee to defect, it would be a crushing blow to the regime's credibility.

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (fK2gX)

135 122
Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (ptqGC)

Yeah, "Death to America!" has such a heartwarming ring to it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (1CjJc)

136 122 Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (ptqGC)

Donald Trump dividing the U.S. and Iran, what can't orangemanbad do?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (Uu+Jp)

137 Wouldn't be surprised if the regime leaders are looking for exile in another state.

Who would accept them, other than say California?

Posted by: Ha at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (NSFCQ)

138 Jimmy the peanut farmer gave us Iran Part One.

Barry gifted us Iran Part Two, Electric Bugaloo.


They've both been silent.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (ptqGC)

139 'But for' Trump's drone strike, the crash does not happen. Obviously. This crash occurred because we assassinated Soleimani which caused a predictable response from Iran.

Unfortunately, part of that response was shooting down a Ukrainian jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile.
.
Posted by: Seattle Slough


Bullshit. They own that.

We droned a general in a separate country.

They shot down an airliner in THEIR country.

That's on them.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (LLzS4)

140 I'm guessing Obama is somehow responsible if this turns out well for the people of Iran?

Posted by: MJ at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (gAMkn)

141 137 Wouldn't be surprised if the regime leaders are looking for exile in another state.

Who would accept them, other than say California?
Posted by: Ha at January 13, 2020 04:08 PM (NSFCQ)

=========

France.

It's always France.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (zZbCU)

142



We Are At A Time In Our Nation's History When Democrats And News Media Are Echoing, Verbatim, Iranian-Regime State Media Talking Points, (Even At A Time When Iranian State Media Is Rebelling Against the Regime).



Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (XCHfW)

143 One of their only Female Directors spoke out and was promptly arrested

Posted by: It's me donna at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (6XlcD)

144 And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)
---
LOL.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (DuZls)

145 I'm really looking forward to the equivalent of Charlie Wilson's War. The movie that lionizes a random Democratic congressperson for the things that a Republican president made happen.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (zZbCU)


The movie (and book) did bring one good line to the fore:

Charlie says you can teach 'em to type, you can't teach 'em to grow tits.

Posted by: blaster at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (9VeU0)

146 >>Who would accept them, other than say California?

Venezuela.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)

147 Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

=

Martha circa 1945 : "Martha Raditz regrets German unity is shatter by The Allied forces..."

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (zr5Kq)

148 I'm an ugly American and proud of it, but I did not see how Ayatollah Khomeini could still possibly be alive. Little bit of research reveals that Ayatollah Khamenei is not the same as Ayatollah Khomeini. My head hurts, just nuke the bastards from orbit be done with it.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (kUmUV)

149 I see somebody doesn't actually know what a proximate cause is.

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (RD7QR)

150 134. If he were to defect, it would be a crushing blow to the regime's credibility.


He more-or-less has already.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (XzVUd)

151 *Raddatz

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (zr5Kq)

152 Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (ptqGC)


Memo to Ratzass: any "unity" was ephemeral, just intimidation by the secret police. That's obvious now.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (r4PDB)

153 Fantasy booking time. Right as the Democrat convention kicks off and they are all ranting about the danger of Trump, mass protests in Iran with them waving American Israeli and pre-Ayatollah Iranian flags. Ayatollah and his government all flew the country right at the same time the Democrat nominee for president gives his speech.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (aPG/y)

154 110
I enjoyed a magazine called Cracked. My subscription must have run out.


Posted by: Joe Biden


i dunno. joe always struck me as more of a plop! guy.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (sGtp+)

155 Also Qatar.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (ZLI7S)

156 Trump should be tweeting pictures from pre-Mullah Iran.

You know, the ones with women wearing normal clothes, not black bags on their heads.

Pictures of women going to college classes.

Photos of people smiling in cafes in Tehran.

The press in the US will blow its top.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (UF0Iv)

157 "Will the mullas shrink away with a whimper or go out with a bang."

Maybe for their next trick they can nuke themselves?

Posted by: Chris M at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (eAZVt)

158 137
Wouldn't be surprised if the regime leaders are looking for exile in another state.



Who would accept them, other than say California?

Posted by: Ha


North Korea, assuming they bring lots of money.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (T6t7i)

159 We droned a general in a separate country.

They shot down an airliner in THEIR country.




WHILE Iran was attacking their neighbor with ballistic missiles.

SS is a provincial rube.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (7a6fv)

160 129
Why, this is a result of my foresight sending that pallet of cash over.


'Amen, oh poobah' -- John Kerry

I suggest you guys have your bug-out bags all packed and ready.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (hLRSq)

161 There is much concern in Seattle.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (DuZls)

162 153 Fantasy booking time. Right as the Democrat convention kicks off and they are all ranting about the danger of Trump, mass protests in Iran with them waving American Israeli and pre-Ayatollah Iranian flags. Ayatollah and his government all flew the country right at the same time the Democrat nominee for president gives his speech.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (aPG/y

==========

And the indictments suddenly flow out of the DOJ.

And NK announces a denuclearization.

And several top Democrats get arrested for kiddie porn.

And Hillary gets dragged away for her ordering of the murder of Epstein.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (zZbCU)

163 TRUMP CURSE IS REAL!!!

Posted by: Max Power at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (q177U)

164 France.

It's always France.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (zZbCU)


You laff, but France gave Yasser a very warm welcome. And then he died.

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (zr5Kq)

165 Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)


Wait...is this that old troll from waaaaaay back!?

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (cF8AT)

166 So, I was looking for the videos I saw yesterday of people avoiding the painted-down US and Israeli flags. I haven't been successful, but the search results are telling. I compared DuckDuckGo to Google to Youtube directly. The results are all wildly different. Google is being curated but less obviously than usual. Their YouTube, unit, though, is a total blackout.

Links to a popular image host (i-m-g-ur):
DuckDuckGo: https://tinyurl.com/r99e7eu
Google: https://tinyurl.com/rz2elws
YouTube directly: https://tinyurl.com/tsdg996

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (I2dne)

167 Wouldn't be surprised if the regime leaders are looking for exile in another state.

Who would accept them, other than say California?
Posted by: Ha


Venezuela.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (LLzS4)

168 That's right, Jane. Jimmy gave us Islamic Iran; Obama gave us nuclear Iran.
All these folks like Martha R. are all sad because it's making their boyfriend look bad.

Posted by: PJ at January 13, 2020 04:11 PM (qlTN9)

169 Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)

you can't be serious?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (cEsBM)

170 Trump should be doing this in the US. Down with the mullahs!

Posted by: PG at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (Tt75g)

171 Holy shit Seattle Stupid has returned with his typical brain dead retardary.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (aPG/y)

172
You know, the ones with women wearing normal clothes, not black bags on their heads.

Sluts!

Posted by: America's Progressives at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (7rVsF)

173 Wow, it would be amazing to see the Iranian Terrorist regime get toppled under President Trumps watch. And knowing it was due to actions he took would make it even better.

I only hope and pray that it is replaced by a non-secular (meaning no Ayatollahs in charge) form of government.

Posted by: Scuba Dude at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (Oq/TM)

174 TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill

Man.... If only

Posted by: It's me donna at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (6XlcD)

175 We droned a general in a separate country.

They shot down an airliner in THEIR country.

WHILE Iran was attacking their neighbor with ballistic missiles.

SS is a provincial rube.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:10 PM (7a6fv)
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A general who was not allowed outside of Iran, per UN sanctions.

Posted by: Axeman at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (DuZls)

176
Shareblue needs to put better talking points in the desktop console for the trolls. That was some WEAK sauce, right there.

DO BETTER.

We deserve it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (fUqBx)

177 We Are At A Time In Our Nation's History When Democrats And News Media Are Echoing, Verbatim, Iranian-Regime State Media Talking Points, (Even At A Time When Iranian State Media Is Rebelling Against the Regime).



Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (XCHfW)

But, Trump is a Russian Agent! This helps Putin somehow!

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (NgKpN)

178 150 134. If he were to defect, it would be a crushing blow to the regime's credibility.


He more-or-less has already.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know


Previously his female equivalent Dorsa Derakhshani (female chess child prodigy and sexy Sarah Palin lookalike) defected last year, too.

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (fK2gX)

179 Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)

You are simply an idiot. I was going to say intellectually dishonest but the Left is known for its inability to determine cause and effect.

God help the person that you're the attorney for.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (qcIWB)

180 Many of the protests are being led by the MEK or People's Mujahadeen. They are Islamic Communists. The Ayatollahs have killed over 100,000 of the MEK supporters.

Rudy Giuliani and other Trump Administration officials have met with them in neutral countries.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (+0uDE)

181 I'm sure there's a mosque or two in London that would welcome a mullah.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (Uu+Jp)

182 Soooo, say the mullah's regime in Iran collapses. Who steps in to fill that void?

Iraq is a shambles. ISIS is pretty much toothless. Afghanistan/Taliban? (LOL)

IT would seem the only other choices would be:
Pakistan
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Russia (via their 'stans)

This does NOT make me optimistic about a "free" Iran, unless there are some inside players that can take over...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (wtvvX)

183 It's a parody.

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (zr5Kq)

184 176
Shareblue needs to put better talking points in the desktop console for the trolls. That was some WEAK sauce, right there.

DO BETTER.

We deserve it.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (fUqBx)

========

We deserve a better class of troll.

We need one who will light his entire cash supply on fire.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (zZbCU)

185 "....shooting down a Ukrainian jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile."

Riiiight. An American cruise missile TAKING OFF from the airport in Tehran.

Idiot.

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (cF8AT)

186
I may be wrong in my prediction that Iran could be liberated by next October.

It could happen within weeks or even days.

Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (zBaqJ)

187 Fantasy booking time. Right as the Democrat convention kicks off and they are all ranting about the danger of Trump, mass protests in Iran with them waving American Israeli and pre-Ayatollah Iranian flags. Ayatollah and his government all flew the country right at the same time the Democrat nominee for president gives his speech.
Posted by: Buzzion at January 13, 2020 04:09 PM (aPG/y)


With the protesters praising Trump, and renaming some town after him.

Oh, and the Ayatollah & Co. put on the Ceausescu plan.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (r4PDB)

188 Is that Farsi or did a chicken run across the page?

Posted by: wth at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (v0R5T)

189 So, is Seattle Slough a real troll who is *way* more articulate than our usual flavor, or is it a moron meta-trolling?

If it's the former, someone broke out the checkbook.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (I2dne)

190 156
Trump should be tweeting pictures from pre-Mullah Iran.



You know, the ones with women wearing normal clothes, not black bags on their heads.



Pictures of women going to college classes.



Photos of people smiling in cafes in Tehran.



The press in the US will blow its top.

Posted by: Sharkman


My old boss's wife's mother was a member of the Iranian Parliament back in the 50s. She and her daughter were fully westernized. It had to be hard to grasp that the country went back to the Middle Ages.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (T6t7i)

191 The Left and media here (BIRM) is freaking out over the fear that Trump is destroying DogEater's "greatest foreign policy legacy (in their not-so-humble opinion)."


Trump's killing of Salmonella was a virtual killing of Obama's foreign policy legacy.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (OBaar)

192 I forget where I read it, but there was an analysis of Obama's Iran policy that suggested the end game was to make Iran into a Regional Hegemon in the Middle East because under Iranian power, the Mideast would stabilize and US forces could withdraw.

I can't remember where I read it, but it seems sufficiently delusional.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (BeYX8)

193
Posted by: Seattle Slough


It really is you, cockknocker, isn't it?
Still playing an advocate for Evil, I see.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (XCHfW)

194 this is when you are supposed to go on the lam. BEFORE you get Ceauceascu'd.


This is a tangent but it's fascinating how no one has a problem with Ceauscescuing. Poland had Lech Walesa, who is just cuddly as fuck. Czechoslovakia had a Velvet Revolution and elected a poet and playwright. East Germany just said fuck it we're West Germany.

But Romania really needed to put the Ceaucescu family against the wall and nobody, anywhere, minds.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (gd9RK)

195 Martha Ratzass cried on election night while quoting the Democrat VP nominee as if he was not a partisan source of the highest order.

Nuff said.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (H9cB7)

196 I'm concerned that nobody is as concerned as me that Putin wants Trump reelected!

Posted by: Concerned Fisherman at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (DuZls)

197 I may be wrong in my prediction that Iran could be liberated by next October.

It could happen within weeks or even days.

Wow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (zBaqJ)


It could happen tomorrow.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (r4PDB)

198 It's a parody.


Is it JoeF. ?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (7a6fv)

199 OK, this is either very good Moron satire, or this person is a retard.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM (fUqBx)

I've got a buddy who is an expert in retards.
Let me give him a call and see what he says.

Posted by: Pawn Stars Guy at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (88+cf)

200 FDR caused the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor !!

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (qcIWB)

201 Pelosi: but some protests are more equal than others.
Posted by: WisRich at January 13, 2020 03:59 PM (G0vdT)

Shumm proteshts harr more ehqual than othersh.

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (U7voe)

202 Once again...

Iran shot down a jetliner full of their cousins, nieces, and uncles.

It has very little to do with us, except insofar as it's their mea culpa for the Vincennes.

Posted by: JEM at January 13, 2020 03:57 PM


And many f these people who's families are still in Iran and among the elites of Iran. The ones who got their kids/family members out of the country for a Western education. The ones with the real money. They are not happy.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (axyOa)

203 And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.
Posted by: Seattle Slough


Ah, the ol' "Look what you made me do!" defense. Juries love that one.

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (fK2gX)

204 If he were to defect, it would be a crushing blow to the regime's credibility.


He more-or-less has already.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know


Obama has defected to Iran?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (LLzS4)

205 Ah, well done Axeman. Shoulda searched the hash.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (I2dne)

206 Rube don't cut it Dude.

Posted by: Duke Wayne at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (Izot6)

207 I'm really looking forward to the equivalent of Charlie Wilson's War. The movie that lionizes a random Democratic congressperson for the things that a Republican president made happen.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:06 PM (zZbCU)


Is that what happened? I had no interest in seeing it because I figured it was a pack of lies.

Speaking of moar reasons to not support Whoreyweird, sitting two seats away from my wife watching 1917 was Jerry Rivers and wife.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (y7DUB)

208 193 I forget where I read it, but there was an analysis of Obama's Iran policy that suggested the end game was to make Iran into a Regional Hegemon in the Middle East because under Iranian power, the Mideast would stabilize and US forces could withdraw.

I can't remember where I read it, but it seems sufficiently delusional.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (BeYX

==========

John Brennan's hard drive.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (zZbCU)

209 Oh how I wish that Trump is Pelosi's "last straw."

Posted by: washrivergal at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (+tWDL)

210 >>>Soooo, say the mullah's regime in Iran collapses. Who steps in to fill that void?

Iranians. They had a civilized highly functioning country before the mullahs. It's not a shithole like most of the other Crapistanian countries nearby.

Posted by: Roy at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (08T1+)

211 Leave John alone! I do.

Posted by: Teresa Heinz Kerry at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (1QGis)

212 I have two really great Iranian coworkers. One thing one of them mentioned was all the graft and corruption in the Iranian regime.

Posted by: Max Power at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (q177U)

213 But Romania really needed to put the Ceaucescu family against the wall and nobody, anywhere, minds.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (gd9RK)


Quite the contrary, in fact.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (r4PDB)

214 I'm old enough to remember when Iranian women dressed like Europeans, when Israel was an Iranian ally and that sick camelfucker (look it up) Khomeini The Pederast was scowling in some Parisian shithole.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (cjFe4)

215
Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt
Posted by: Jane D'oh

=======

RUFKM?

I can't look at any of these news stories right now (including the Nancy clip) because of work, but I'm jonesing for it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (M9ntN)

216 144 And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.

Posted by: Seattle Slough

he's right. this all goes back to that pussy Carter

Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (nFwvY)

217 It's a parody.


Is it JoeF. ?
Posted by: Grump928(C)


Or CBD or Sefton.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (LLzS4)

218 Does Pelosi see the spark of divinity in the mullahs?

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (Uu+Jp)

219 Would put a big damper on the Democrats and cucks Iranian War block

Posted by: Skip at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (ZCEU2)

220 Is it JoeF.?

Because it is a spot on SS imitation if it's not actually the puffed up pinhead.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (7a6fv)

221 There was, back in the mists of time, a troll name Seattle Slough. I think he was before I made the long, thirsty trek to the HQ from Little Green Slimeballs. Don't know if this is the same one.

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (RD7QR)

222 How bloody this gets depends on the Regular Army and Security forces in Iran.

If none of them flip it is a blood bath for the protesters.

If some flip its a plain old blood bath on both sides.

If the majority flip it is Choucescou time.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (B06Zw)

223 I think the slough is where his tent is.

Posted by: wth at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (v0R5T)

224 Idiot.

Posted by: Tami

A guy who tried to train Afghans in shooting said that over there they all use the inshallah method: just point and shoot and hope you hit something.

Posted by: PJ at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (qlTN9)

225 Previously his female equivalent Dorsa Derakhshani (female chess child
prodigy and sexy Sarah Palin lookalike) defected last year, too.



RRRROWWRRR!

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (T6t7i)

226 >>This does NOT make me optimistic about a "free" Iran, unless there are some inside players that can take over...

How would it be worse than the world's leading terrorist state being run by a bunch if Islamic nuts trying to get their hands on a nuke?

Iran had one of the most modern societies in the middle east before the ayatollah. I bet they can rebuild faster than Iraq ever could.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (ZLI7S)

227 Omg. Raddatz:

"Now, Iran's unity is shattered. Iranian protesters ripping down posters of Soleimani, the slain military leader, and some protesters refusing to trample the image of an American flag."

Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (ptqGC)

228 And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)


Yes. We exist. Therefore, responsible.

Schmuck.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (zBaqJ)

229 Trump is amazing

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (NVYyb)

230 This does NOT make me optimistic about a "free" Iran, unless there are some inside players that can take over...
Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (wtvvX)

Persians won't allow Arabs to take over that country.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (NgKpN)

231
But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the
shooting.


Slug, congratulations on reciting The Narrative.
Your logic is, of course, idiotic and illogical.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (XCHfW)

232 204 And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.
Posted by: Seattle Slough

Ah, the ol' "Look what you made me do!" defense. Juries love that one.
Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (fK2gX)


Clearly Seattle and antifa are to blame.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (r4PDB)

233 Previously his female equivalent Dorsa Derakhshani
(female chess child prodigy and sexy Sarah Palin lookalike) defected
last year, too.



Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (fK2gX)

I think OregonMuse should make Dorsa his next chessbabe o' the Week!

Yowza!!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (wtvvX)

234 181 I'm sure there's a mosque or two in London that would welcome a mullah.
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods


Nope. 99% of the mosques in London are Sunni. They wouldn't accept a Shi'ite Mullah any more than a protestant church would appoint a Catholic Bishop to be its leader.

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (fK2gX)

235 "IT would seem the only other choices would be:
Pakistan
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Russia (via their 'stans)"


No, not Saudi. Saudi would hang them in a heart beat.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (hLRSq)

236 Lefty losers like Jharles Chonson are having fun running Trump's Farsi Tweet through Google translate and Haw-Haw'ing over how dumb Trump sounds when you run his Tweet through the notoriously inept Google Translate.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (H9cB7)

237 Previously his female equivalent Dorsa Derakhshani
(female chess child prodigy and sexy Sarah Palin lookalike) defected
last year, too.

Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:12 PM (fK2gX)

In 2017 actually.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorsa_Derakhshani
She hasn't cracked the top 50 yet.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (XzVUd)

238 111. SS you sir, are living up to you initials. The US is in no way shape or form the cause of or responsible for downing of the Iranian flight.


You need to find a different audience we do not buy your shit.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (0OmEj)

239 Iran sent that airliner on a course directly over
the Vincennes on purpose - knowing that it would be shot down- so they
could use the deaths for propaganda. And the US LameStreamMedia
cooperated with all they had. Treasonous.



Posted by: Conan The Barbarian at January 13, 2020 04:07 PM

---

And lest people forget, the Vincennes and the Montgomery were engaged in close combat with Iranian gunboats and what they thought at the time was an Iranian F-14*.

*This contact later turned out to be an Iranian P-3.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (JUOKG)

240 Could you imagine a US anchor, let's pick Cronkite cause he's a dead commie, quitting and say sorry for the lies? Nah, me either.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (r+sAi)

241 RUFKM?

I can't look at any of these news stories right now (including the Nancy clip) because of work, but I'm jonesing for it.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (M9ntN)
++++++++++
Later in the segment, she fondly recalled when the U.S. was the target of anger in Iran just days earlier: "In the aftermath of Soleimani's death, Iranians were united, angrily protesting against the United States drone strike on Soleimani."

Raddatz then seemed full of sorrow as she noted: "Now, Iran's unity shattered. Iranian protesters ripping down posters of Soleimani, the slain military leader, and some protesters refusing to trample the image of an American flag."


What. A. Scrunt.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (I2dne)

242 183 It's a parody.
Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:13 PM (zr5Kq)


Not a parody. Same hash as a comment from 2017. Probably the last time the dipshit opened his stupid mouth here before going into hiding.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (aPG/y)

243 No, not Saudi. Saudi would hang them in a heart beat.



Correct.

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (zr5Kq)

244 213
I have two really great Iranian coworkers. One thing one of them
mentioned was all the graft and corruption in the Iranian regime.

Posted by: Max Power at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (q177U)

No wonder the dems love Iran.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (1CjJc)

245 JS


Maybe Qatar not Venezuela. They're not stable either.

Posted by: Ha at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (NSFCQ)

246 Tex Lovera, long story, but none of those outside powers will do much to shape what happens in Iran, post-mullahs. Every situation is different. But any new situation that results in sanctions being lifted will again make Iran a fairly powerful country in its own right, no neighbors will be calling the shots there.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (El6T/)

247 >>I have two really great Iranian coworkers. One thing one of them mentioned was all the graft and corruption in the Iranian regime.


A lot of that money gets spent in Paris and the other Capitols around the EU.

Hence the reason the EU loves Goat Flavored Cock.

Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (JnkiZ)

248 Ah, the ol' "Look what you made me do!" defense. Juries love that one.

Posted by: zombie


It's Johnson and this damn war!

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (T6t7i)

249 241 Could you imagine a US anchor, let's pick Cronkite cause he's a dead commie, quitting and say sorry for the lies? Nah, me either.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (r+sAi)

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

"It was...for the greater good."
-lowers glasses

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (zZbCU)

250 "...and some protesters refusing to trample the image of an American flag."

Cry when you say it, Ratzass.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (H9cB7)

251 Not a parody. Same hash as a comment from 2017.




How do you know this stuff ??

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (zr5Kq)

252 A guy who tried to train Afghans in shooting said
that over there they all use the inshallah method: just point and shoot
and hope you hit something.


Posted by: PJ at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (qlTN9)


Ah, the sideways-gun-grip-inner-city-yute method.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (ptqGC)

253 193
I forget where I read it, but there was an analysis of Obama's Iran
policy that suggested the end game was to make Iran into a Regional
Hegemon in the Middle East because under Iranian power, the Mideast
would stabilize and US forces could withdraw.



I can't remember where I read it, but it seems sufficiently delusional.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (BeYX

ITS FUNNY BECAUSE THE LEFT ALWAYS RAILS ABOUT THEOCRATIC DESPOTISM WHILE ALSO MAKING SURE MIDDLE EASTERN THEOCRATIC DESPOTS RULE THE WHOLE MIDDLE EAST A CENTRAL PART OF THEIR FOREIGN POLICY



Posted by: Ben Rothlisbergergler at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (ymnmz)

254 O/T -- Willowed and interested in opinions (I'm probably missing something and don't know if this has ever been tried): 325
Trump care Fire Wray anytime he wants and appoint who he wants but of course they have to get through Senate confirmation.



Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 03:22 PM (ZLI7S)

__________


How
about the strategy of not nominating anybody, appointing a #2 who's a
firebrand and likely wouldn't be confirmed for the #1 spot, and letting
him run the agency de facto?


Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 13, 2020 03:52 PM (OBaar)

326

Posted by: ShainS -- Make the 20's Roar Again! at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (OBaar)

255 And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)


Yes. We exist. Therefore, responsible.

Schmuck.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Nope. Not a Sefton sock.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (LLzS4)

256
Incidentally, TWO MORE US SERVICEMEN killed in Afghanistan yesterday by IED's.

Is Iran paying for these IED's? I dunno. Probably. Maybe.

But all that matters is ANYONE who is doing this MUST DIE, whoever they are and wherever they are.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (XCHfW)

257 I was in college when the Iran Hostage crisis was underway. Some Iranian students decided to give a public speech about their support of the revolutionaries. Wasn't a rousing success.
Afterward, the students had reserved a room in the student union for Q and A. I got in line and waited about 40 minutes for a chance.

This is the question I asked them.
"If the United States returns the Shah to stand trial, will you send the Hostage Takers to the United States to stand trial?

In essence, they decided they would think about it. No doubt right after stoning the Shah.

Posted by: JB1000 at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (Kf5r9)

258
But Romania really needed to put the Ceaucescu family against the wall and nobody, anywhere, minds.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (gd9RK)

---------

Yeah, because they were complete bastards and everyone hated them.

I think the reason Romania broke from the pack of peaceful revolutions was power politics, and it's kind of a sad thing.

I think the military saw which way the wind was blowing, and when protests erupted in Romania over the incident in Timisoara, they realized that if they sided with Securitate they would be swept aside with the Ceausescus. But if they cacked the two demons themselves, they'd be hailed as liberating heros and be able to seize power for themselves.

Where they remain to this day.

The popular, peaceful uprising would have probably been much better.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (fUqBx)

259 Chloe Salsameda @ChloeSalsameda
4h
#NEW: The View co-host Abby Huntsman is leaving the show to help run her father's, Jon Huntsman Jr., gubernatorial campaign in Utah.
*********
Shorter "Get me the fuck away from these retards"

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (BqBId)

260
Nope. 99% of the mosques in London are Sunni. They wouldn't accept a Shi'ite Mullah any more than a protestant church would appoint a Catholic Bishop to be its leader.
Posted by: zombie at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (fK2gX)

Okay. I stand corrected.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (Uu+Jp)

261 I'm impressed that Nanzi's teeth stayed in her mouth during that rambling bit of incoherence. Well Played Nanzi!
This expresses real Americans concerning Palsi's babbling.
https://tinyurl.com/vcb9ewy

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (pw+jk)

262 248 >>I have two really great Iranian coworkers. One thing one of them mentioned was all the graft and corruption in the Iranian regime.


A lot of that money gets spent in Paris and the other Capitols around the EU.

Hence the reason the EU loves Goat Flavored Cock.
Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (JnkiZ)

=========

If and when that money stops flowing, international geopolitics is going to change pretty quickly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (zZbCU)

263 Did Martha "3 Husbands" Raddatz get an Islamic ruling on no fault divorce?

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (y7DUB)

264 >>Could you imagine a US anchor, let's pick Cronkite cause he's a dead commie, quitting and say sorry for the lies? Nah, me either.

Cronkite retired to a life of luxury on Martha's Vineyard. This Iranian news talker is probably trying to stay alive.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (ZLI7S)

265 Only one thing is certain:

The Democrats will never forgive Iran if its dictatorship collapses on Trump's watch.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (2PXwn)

266 252 Not a parody. Same hash as a comment from 2017.




How do you know this stuff ??
Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (zr5Kq)

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

I can imagine a Google search that would get the answer pretty quickly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (zZbCU)

267
"Now, Iran's unity is shattered. Iranian protesters ripping down posters of Soleimani, the slain military leader, and some protesters refusing to trample the image of an American flag."

So, white nationalist Iranian Deplorables.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (7rVsF)

268 Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:

https://tinyurl.com/wh3txwt
Posted by: Jane D'oh

HAHAHAHAHA She looks like the old hooker character from My Name Is Earl!

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (U7voe)

269
Unfortunately, part of that response was shooting down a Ukrainian jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile.

The estates of the passengers of that plane cannot sue the US for what happened. But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the shooting.

And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM (luSNd)


Your statement assumes the Iranian shooter was acting legally.

Not true. No, your nonsense of blaming Trump is exactly what a Democrat, anti-American response would be expected to look like.

And you ignore those who let the plane take off in the first place. Both air traffic control, and the pilot.

No, you just hate Trump and you want to warp some of that Democrat logic to do so.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (sy5kK)

270 Maybe Qatar not Venezuela. They're not stable either.
Posted by: Ha


It wouldn't be any place friendly to the US.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:20 PM (LLzS4)

271 222
There was, back in the mists of time, a troll name Seattle Slough. I
think he was before I made the long, thirsty trek to the HQ from Little
Green Slimeballs. Don't know if this is the same one.

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:15 PM (RD7QR)

I vaguely remember. I think this is clever parody.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:20 PM (1CjJc)

272 152 Oh noes! Martha Raddatz has the sadz. Iran's "unity is shattered" by the protests:


Im confused. I thought 'diversity was strength'???

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at January 13, 2020 04:20 PM (Vy7tf)

273 266 Only one thing is certain:

The Democrats will never forgive Iran if its dictatorship collapses on Trump's watch.
Posted by: Dr. T at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (2PXwn)

lol.

"How Dare You!" - Dems to the dead mullahs

Posted by: Roy at January 13, 2020 04:20 PM (08T1+)

274 #NEW: The View co-host Abby Huntsman is leaving the
show to help run her father's, Jon Huntsman Jr., gubernatorial campaign
in Utah.

*********

Shorter "Get me the fuck away from these retards"

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (BqBId)


She's as loony as the other hags on that show.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:20 PM (ptqGC)

275 How do you know this stuff ??
Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (zr5Kq)
++++++++++++++
Domain-specific search. For example (link to Gulag):
https://tinyurl.com/wwou4lv

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (I2dne)

276 Victor Tango Kilo, you've got it about right, and calling it "delusional" is actually grossly under-stating the problem.

That any of those people could ever be within 1,000 yards of power in the USG (including the affirmative action intern) makes it impossible to view the US as a serious country any longer.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (El6T/)

277 Heshmat Alavi @HeshmatAlavi
46m
The town is Eyvanekey, located around 40 kilometers southeast of Tehran.
During the November 2019 uprising, many cities & towns around the capital witnessed massive protests as locals torched banks & attacked various sites affiliated to the mullahs' regime.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (BqBId)

278 Not a parody. Same hash as a comment from 2017.
---
Just a parody of a comment. Yeah, the predictable action, when we droned a general who wasn't supposed to be in Iraq (because he's not allowed outside of his country) is to shoot at anything in the sky, including an airliner that JUST TOOK OFF FROM YOUR AIRPORT!!

Posted by: Concerned Fisherman at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (DuZls)

279 260 Chloe Salsameda @ChloeSalsameda
4h
#NEW: The View co-host Abby Huntsman is leaving the show to help run her father's, Jon Huntsman Jr., gubernatorial campaign in Utah.
*********
Shorter "Get me the fuck away from these retards"

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (BqBId)

Pffft. She knew what they were like when she left Fox to join them.

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (cF8AT)

280
Katarina Witt waited until the Wall was safely crumbled before she denounced the East German tyrants she had shilled for.

Maybe I'm being overly judgmental -- I've never walked a mile in the shoes of a repressed citizen -- but Witt's example sure makes this Iranian Tae Kwan Do girl stand out.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (M9ntN)

281 I never thought of Seattle Slough as a troll. A fool and a country rube yes, but not a troll.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (7a6fv)

282 Previously his female equivalent Dorsa Derakhshani (female chess child

prodigy and sexy Sarah Palin lookalike) defected last year, too.

She'd have to wear a burqa while playing. Much too distracting.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (88+cf)

283
Seattle Slug is a homo, btw.
He's defending the Iranian mullahs. Isn't that rich!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (XCHfW)

284 Slough is an old troll known to haunt a number of different blogs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (NWiLs)

285 The primary enforcers for the Ayatollah are the Basij.

"Today the Basij force consists of young Iranians who volunteer, often in exchange for official benefits. Basij serve as an auxiliary force engaged in activities such as internal security, enforcing state control over society."

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basij

I heard other places it included lots of mercenary foreigners like Palestinians, Afghanis, and Pakistanis too. People that aren't Iranian and wouldn't care if they were given orders to maim or kill Iranian people.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (+0uDE)

286 It wouldn't be any place friendly to the US.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:20 PM (

Agreed.


Btw too bad most Iranians here live in CA. I bet they're moving towards voting for Trump.

Posted by: Ha at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (NSFCQ)

287 if Obama hadn't shipped that pallet of cash, Iran wouldn't have bought those Russian SAMs.

I think technically we would have to extradite Obama if the new Iranian government wants to try him. especially after Trump makes a deal with them to extradite Obama.

Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (nFwvY)

288 Quite the contrary, in fact.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Do tell.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (gd9RK)

289 http://bit.ly/2QQGKGS
*******
Iranian Commander Bragged of Unilateral Authority to Shoot Down Planes

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (BqBId)

290
Late to the blog.

Late to the thread.

Just wanted to say......


CHIEEEEEEEFS!!!!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (8XRCm)

291
Don't forget Who it was who first told you those reports of "mourners" being killed by a "stampede" were false bullshit. They were rebels of the regime.

(It was me.)

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (XCHfW)

292 281


Katarina Witt waited until the Wall was safely crumbled before she denounced the East German tyrants she had shilled for.


To her credit, she did pose nude in Playboy.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (T6t7i)

293 Tex Lovera, long story, but none of those outside
powers will do much to shape what happens in Iran, post-mullahs. Every
situation is different. But any new situation that results in sanctions
being lifted will again make Iran a fairly powerful country in its own
right, no neighbors will be calling the shots there.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 04:17 PM (El6T/)


I pray you're correct, and that the new regime is not some bunch of crazed communists...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (wtvvX)

294 "Today the Basij force consists of young Iranians who volunteer, often in exchange for official benefits. Basij serve as an auxiliary force engaged in activities such as internal security, enforcing state control over society."

----

So...... Iranian Antifa.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (8XRCm)

295 Any truth to the rumor, Kerry booked James Taylor to play a gig in downtown Tehran ? That should calm those crazy kids down.

Posted by: CuChulainn at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (CT57M)

296 Just had a thought: if the SHTF in Iran, would Russia and/or China intervene?

Posted by: Armando at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (aPQ7n)

297 We still have the Hong Kong protests continuing. Trump still has his eyes on that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (qcIWB)

298
Domain-specific search. For example (link to Gulag):
https://tinyurl.com/wwou4lv
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (I2dne)


Dude, I went to the link. Know what I got ? Here :
"gay comics
adult xxx disney
free and hentai and games"


The Hell ????

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (zr5Kq)

299 Yeah, the predictable action, when we droned a
general who wasn't supposed to be in Iraq (because he's not allowed
outside of his country) is to shoot at anything in the sky, including an
airliner that JUST TOOK OFF FROM YOUR AIRPORT!!

Posted by: Concerned Fisherman at January 13, 2020 04:21 PM (DuZls)

In terms of foreseeable consequences, Bronco's pallets of cash bear a more definite causal link than Trump's elimination of the world's worst terrorist.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (1CjJc)

300 291
Late to the blog.

Late to the thread.

Just wanted to say......


CHIEEEEEEEFS!!!!!!!
Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (8XRCm)

I don't see how the Titans beat them!

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (RD7QR)

301 Still got it.


Posted by: Cuthbert--
Did you get a second opinion?

Posted by: FrodoB, because at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (45lFm)

302 Nancy's response is horrifying. What a wretched, decrepit person she is.

Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (a0IVu)

303 Lefty losers like Jharles Chonson are having fun running Trump's Farsi Tweet through Google translate and Haw-Haw'ing over how dumb Trump sounds when you run his Tweet through the notoriously inept Google Translate.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (H9cB7)
------------
Kinda like our media - comparing what they think we should have heard against what we heard? Idiots.

Posted by: jhawk90 at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (/ZYFC)

304 "Today the Basij force consists of young Iranians who volunteer, often
in exchange for official benefits. Basij serve as an auxiliary force
engaged in activities such as internal security, enforcing state control
over society."


They won't matter if the regular army decides to switch. In fact, I'm sure most of them have plans in place to beat a VERY hasty exit.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (T6t7i)

305 Finally read the post:

National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions & protests have Iran "choked off", will force them to negotiate. Actually, I couldn't care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and "don't kill your protesters."

--------

Love that. "I couldn't care less."

Trump is based.

Trump 2024.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (zZbCU)

306 Any truth to the rumor, Kerry booked James Taylor to play a gig in downtown Tehran ? That should calm those crazy kids down.
Posted by: CuChulainn at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (CT57M)
---
No thanks to Trump.

Posted by: CNN News Reactor at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (DuZls)

307 At this point there is a real possibility that 1) Iran's theocracy comes to an end AND 2) China's rampage through the global economy finally gets reined in.

Tired of #WINNING?

NO.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (qgUJH)

308 HAHAHAHAHA She looks like the old hooker character from My Name Is Earl!

Posted by: Vanya


she looks like the crackhead that panhandles at my grocery store. how in the f did she get 3 straight guys to marry her?

Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (nFwvY)

309 If leaving your country is called "defecting" instead of "changing address," then that's a fucked up country.

Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (BbnJn)

310 Still got it.


Posted by: Cuthbert--
Did you get a second opinion?




I've heard that there is a unguent for it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (7a6fv)

311 In the Eighties, the Democrats were fans of the USSR.
Forty years later, they're reduced to rooting for ... Iran.

Then, at least, they had a team that won some wars, put a man in space and killed millions of their own subjects.

Now their team hasn't ever won a war, thinks space is haunted by djinni and, well they're a good way toward millions of subjects killed.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (vPKfA)

312 >>I don't see how the Titans beat them!

Neither did the Patriots. Or the Ravens.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (ZLI7S)

313 Hmmm

Time to declare Iran a Second Amendment Zone?

Start dropping arms in?

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (NgKpN)

314 Trump 2024.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (zZbCU)

Seriously. Politics post Trump is going to be so awful. Kinda why I am rooting for DJT Jr.

Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (a0IVu)

315 Katarina Witt waited until the Wall was safely crumbled before she denounced the East German tyrants she had shilled for.

Maybe I'm being overly judgmental -- I've never walked a mile in the shoes of a repressed citizen -- but Witt's example sure makes this Iranian Tae Kwan Do girl stand out.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM



I know a woman who escaped Czechoslovakia bundled up and stashed in the trunk of the POS car her parents owned and she was packed in with bricks to deflect the bullets.
She had a great deal of respect for those who stayed behind who didn't have a the chance she had to get out. And venomous hatred for the informers there.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (axyOa)

316 If I could, I'd caress and smell everyone one of those young, courageous and sexy protesters.

Posted by: Smokin' Joe Biden at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (4e+hS)

317
Soooo, say the mullah's regime in Iran collapses. Who steps in to fill that void?

Iraq is a shambles. ISIS is pretty much toothless. Afghanistan/Taliban? (LOL)

IT would seem the only other choices would be:
Pakistan
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Russia (via their 'stans)


Lithuania

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (7rVsF)

318 Wasn't there some nuclear scientists on that flight? Scientists certain people involved with Uranium 1 probably wanted dead?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (inFcx)

319 303 Nancy's response is horrifying. What a wretched, decrepit person she is.
Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (a0IVu)


Joke shop windup gag teeth and about 3 liters of botulinum toxin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (zBaqJ)

320 I see the the protesters in Iran risking their lives because the "government" shoves lies down their throats with the assistance of a propaganda media.

And I look in the USA at folks starting to get riled up at being deceived and essentially told to f*** off by our rulers in the swamp with the assistance of a propaganda media.

Is the swamp cracking?

Posted by: RM at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (U3LtS)

321 The Hell ????
Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (zr5Kq)
+++++++++++++
LOL

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (I2dne)

322 316 I know a woman who escaped Czechoslovakia bundled up and stashed in the trunk of the POS car her parents owned and she was packed in with bricks to deflect the bullets.
She had a great deal of respect for those who stayed behind who didn't have a the chance she had to get out. And venomous hatred for the informers there.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (axyOa)

==========

"Didn't she know how good she had it there?"
-Everyone in Berkeley.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (zZbCU)

323
Katarina Witt waited until the Wall was safely crumbled before she denounced the East German tyrants she had shilled for.

To her credit, she did pose nude in Playboy.


Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:24 PM (T6t7i)

Big hooters.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (1CjJc)

324 248 >>I have two really great Iranian coworkers. One thing one of them mentioned was all the graft and corruption in the Iranian regime.

It is my understanding that the mullahs, being generally more cultured, sophisticated, and open to foreign ideas than the Arabs, many years ago installed a generally socialist economic system and plastered an Islamic face upon it. It is also my understanding that the predictable economic failures of said socialist economy have helped turn a large number of young people against fundamentalist Islam because they have learned to associate Islam with deprivation and economic hardship. Talk about one of your all time backfires.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (2C/tD)

325 If leaving your country is called "defecting" instead of "changing address," then that's a fucked up country.
Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (BbnJn)


Good point.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (aS1PU)

326 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Nailed it.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (UF0Iv)

327 Tex, I'm not predicting nature of any new regime*. Just pointing out that Iran, apart from long-standing regional/ethnic separatist issues (generally low-level intensity) in Kurdish, Arab, and Baluchi areas, is a big resource-rich country with a dominant culture, and won't be carved up or likely much affected by wishes/machinations of neighboring states, and certainly not Russia or the Gulf Arabs.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (El6T/)

328 How do you know this stuff ??
Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (zr5Kq)
--------

Buzzion knows things.

Posted by: bluebell at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (/669Q)

329 Just wanted to say......

CHIEEEEEEEFS!!!!!!!
Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (8XRCm)
-----------
I was explaining to coworkers I can't get into the Chiefs, even though I have a KC connection I don't know if it's the red, beating the Vikes in the SB or the memory of some players driving around the stadium parking lot with shotguns during the player's strike.

Posted by: jhawk90 at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (/ZYFC)

330 she looks like the crackhead that panhandles at my grocery store. how in the f did she get 3 straight guys to marry her?
Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (nFwvY)

A paper bag and a lightswitch?

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (U7voe)

331 Is the swamp cracking?
Posted by: RM at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (U3LtS)
++++++++++++
No. It might get burned down by an act of volition if Trump is successful (might big IF), but to decay on its own will take another generation or more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (I2dne)

332 Everyone needs to just chill. Cardi B has announced she may run for Congress.

"Like I was watching War documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country have you need people!"

AOC/Cardi B 2020!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (ptqGC)

333 282 I never thought of Seattle Slough as a troll. A fool and a country rube yes, but not a troll.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (7a6fv)


He usually leaves a comment turd or two and runs away never to see any response and is not interested in actual discussion. So: Troll.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (aPG/y)

334 Dorsa Derakhshani coming soon to a Chess thread in your neighborhood.

Posted by: tbodie at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (TUUTu)

335 Actually, I couldn't care less if they negotiate.

*
*

And my president uses that "couldn't care less" construction properly. Icing on the cake.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (Ejm1K)

336 252 Not a parody. Same hash as a comment from 2017.

How do you know this stuff ??
Posted by: runner

---

Buzzion is dead. He knows the unknowable.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (Y4EXg)

337 311 Still got it.


Posted by: Cuthbert--
Did you get a second opinion?



I've heard that there is a unguent for it.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (7a6fv)

There's a hoofed mammal for that?

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (RD7QR)

338 You are saying that because of trumps recklessness, two Iranian journalists are unemployed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (dNzKv)

339 * though I think it's likely the new regime will be secular and specifically eschew (love that word) the extremely aggressive hegemonistic risky foreign policy of the mullahs

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (El6T/)

340 320 303 Nancy's response is horrifying. What a wretched, decrepit person she is.
Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (a0IVu)


Joke shop windup gag teeth and about 3 liters of botulinum toxin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (zBaqJ)

She has a blackened and twisted soul.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (Uu+Jp)

341 Yeah, because they were complete bastards and everyone hated them.



I think the reason Romania broke from the pack of peaceful revolutions was power politics, and it's kind of a sad thing.



I think the military saw which way the wind was blowing, and when
protests erupted in Romania over the incident in Timisoara, they
realized that if they sided with Securitate they would be swept aside
with the Ceausescus. But if they cacked the two demons themselves,
they'd be hailed as liberating heros and be able to seize power for
themselves.



Where they remain to this day.



The popular, peaceful uprising would have probably been much better.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:18 PM (fUqBx)


I thought it came out afterward that they were kidnapping children and perform horrible experiments on them and such. Like every 5th house on the street would be missing a kid, therefor no quarter was given.

Posted by: Ben Rothlisbergergler at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (ymnmz)

342 Buzzion knows things.

Posted by: bluebell at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (/669Q)


Apparently.

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (zr5Kq)

343 You never see Lisa Murkowski and Martha Raddatz at the same party.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (pw+jk)

344 321
I see the the protesters in Iran risking their lives because the
"government" shoves lies down their throats with the assistance of a
propaganda media.



And I look in the USA at folks starting to get riled up at being
deceived and essentially told to f*** off by our rulers in the swamp
with the assistance of a propaganda media.



Is the swamp cracking?

Posted by: RM at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (U3LtS)

We have the 2A safety valve. Most other countries do not have similar protections, or their people are just fine with their regimes, so long as they can get a cut.

We'll know it is time here when they move against the 2A.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (1CjJc)

345 Ben sock off

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (ymnmz)

346 The Democrats are the enemy of Western Civilization, also Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Max Power at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (q177U)

347 327 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Nailed it.
Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (UF0Iv)


Pallets of cash to Iran, divvied up, sent back in envelopes to DC, the DCCC, DNC or numbered accounts in the Cayman Islands.

Just like the "Stimulus" package which were payoffs to union pension funds that came back as campaign donations to the DNC.

$800 bilion dollars totally goniffed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (zBaqJ)

348 What? The mullahs also grossly mismanage the water? Who do they think they are? Corruptifornia Democrats?

Posted by: the Butcher at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (DIosY)

349
Reminder: A few weeks, even before all this happened, our Fake News told us that Iranians were protesting 'because of high gas prices" and only mentioned the "reports" of hundreds killed in "violent protests" incidentally.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (XCHfW)

350 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (ptqGC)

In Nigeria? Wasn't that her?

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (U7voe)

351 CHIEEEEEEEFS!!!!!!!
Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:23 PM (8XRCm)

I don't see how the Titans beat them!
Posted by: joncelli


Not when the spot opponents 28 points, and then score 41 unanswered points.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (LLzS4)

352 Raddatz then seemed full of sorrow as she noted: "Now, Iran's unity shattered. Iranian protesters ripping down posters of Soleimani, the slain military leader, and some protesters refusing to trample the image of an American flag."

-
Ratzass is an austere religious scholar.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (+y/Ru)

353 Impeachment: Rake

Iran: Rake

Economy: Rake

Mueller: Rake

Wall: Rake

DONNIE'S HOUSE OF RAKES

TAKE THE FRONTAGE ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE NANCY SUCKING HER TEETH ON THE BILLBOARD, TURN RIGHT.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (Boy/L)

354 Trump's Farsi >> Obama's Austrian

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (XzVUd)

355 Trump already took care of Saudi Arabia around the time of the Vegas Shooting.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (inFcx)

356 Ex-president Cuck-N-Stuff is going to be really upset if the mullahs fall. I hope they wait until the popcorn is done.

Posted by: Chicago Vota at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (g9x4e)

357 Hey, maybe Tater and Jim Acosta could fill the vacancies left by the resignations of those two Iranian journalists.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (Uu+Jp)

358 I know a woman who escaped Czechoslovakia bundled up and stashed in the trunk of the POS car her parents owned and she was packed in with bricks to deflect the bullets.

She had a great deal of respect for those who stayed behind who didn't have a the chance she had to get out. And venomous hatred for the informers there.

Posted by: Diogenes

---

At my job where I handle training, I trained a guy from Vietnam, a guy from Tibet, and a guy from Romania.

Got amazing stories from all of them.

My wife asked me, "How was work?" I said, "Well, I just met 3 guys whose lives were fucked up by communism. So that was interesting."

(If I've hurt the feelings of any college professors, perhaps I should have said, "Communism NOT DONE RIGHT.")

Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (BbnJn)

359 HAHAHAHAHA She looks like the old hooker character from My Name Is Earl!

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:19 PM (U7voe

Google up Earl's cousin's transformation. I forget the actors name. Perfect example of its never too late to start.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (qcIWB)

360 Persians won't allow Arabs to take over that country.
Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (NgKpN)


Yep, Persians think Arabs are goat-f*ckers, too. While in college, a pretty Iranian girl (I think she was a Christian refugee) was in my study group. One of my buddies was joking around and called her an Arab and she was PISSED. I had to explain the insult to my buddy.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (00fXp)

361 341 320 303 Nancy's response is horrifying. What a wretched, decrepit person she is.
Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:25 PM (a0IVu)


Joke shop windup gag teeth and about 3 liters of botulinum toxin.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (zBaqJ)

She has a blackened and twisted soul.
Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (Uu+Jp)


"Just biding my time."

- - Malach Ha Mawis

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (zBaqJ)

362 I'm seriously in awe at the people like this newscaster and the Iranian Olympian, among others, who are openly crossing their very brutal government and speaking out over the airwaves where their thoughts truly are. It takes my breath away...their bravery. Like the oppressed women who toss their headscarves off in the streets. Then I think back to the phony-assed "issues" these woke idiots champion. The Jane Fondas, who hypocritically call for the earth to halt, as they themselves retire to their mansions and 4000 sq. ft. closets stuffed with clothes. The "feminists" who come unglued at the slightest hello, or holding open a door in a chivalrous gesture...only to have them shriek about the patriarchy. Yes, I admit to being in awe of these brave souls trying to break free and speak real truth to the power that's actively killing them.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (JoUsr)

363 And my president uses that "couldn't care less" construction properly. Icing on the cake.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (Ejm1K)


He's a stable genius.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (aS1PU)

364 Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at January 13, 2020 04:27 PM (2C/tD)

add in HUGE amounts of graft and corruption?

And using Religion in Politics against the opposition?

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (NgKpN)

365 I saw a highlight of Derrick Henry just shove some tackler away like some little kid bothering him. The dude is a beast.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (r+sAi)

366 I don't see how the Titans beat them!

Neither did the Patriots. Or the Ravens.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (ZLI7S)

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Yeah.... After what I saw in the first quarter against Houston.... the Chiefs aint infallable.

I was at the game. What a roller coaster.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (8XRCm)

367 351 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (ptqGC)

In Nigeria? Wasn't that her?
Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (U7voe)

She changed her mind. Now she wants to 'go back to school' and run for congress...because she has ideas or something..*snort*

Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (a0IVu)

368 I think the people who are speaking against the regime ought to defect (as the Olympic athlete did) before they get thrown in jail and/or tortured.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (WI7YS)

369 Don't count on the regime going anywhere. Remember the reach of Iran and the fact they've brutalized and controlled the region for a long time. Their proxies have control of power on Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and other places. They are active on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

Does that sound like a group that's going to give up power against protesters? Not likely.

When people are armed fanatics, and the other side is not armed- guess who wins across the span of history?

The closest comparison is Egypt but in reverse with the military controlled by the Mullahs. They are not going to defect UNLESS the crackdown starts to impact them personally.

Unfortunately, the status quo won't change any time soon.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (1YX6n)

370 314 Hmmm

Time to declare Iran a Second Amendment Zone?

Start dropping arms in?

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (NgKpN)


Considering the neighborhood, I suspect the smuggling routes into Iran have a lot of AK's and other toys on the way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (hLRSq)

371 343 Buzzion knows things.

Posted by: bluebell at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (/669Q)

And drinks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (NWiLs)

372 but Witt's example sure makes this Iranian Tae Kwan Do girl stand out.


Witt has shown us her glorious East German Tits.

And seriously, 1/3 of East Germans were IM, inoffizielle Mitarbeiter (unofficial coworkers). There is no escaping the surveillance state when everyone is conscripted/blackmailed into the surveillance state.

You can say oh I would have been more noble if I'd been in that system but you're not a girl who only wanted to be the best ice skater ever and got borned in the wrong place.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (gd9RK)

373 You are saying that because of trumps recklessness, two Iranian journalists are unemployed.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (dNzKv)

It's sometimes fun to imagine what historical headlines would read like if written by the modern MSM.

June 7, 1944
THOUSANDS DIE IN BOTCHED BEACH ASSAULT

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (U7voe)

374 361 Persians won't allow Arabs to take over that country.
Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:16 PM (NgKpN)

Yep, Persians think Arabs are goat-f*ckers, too. While in college, a pretty Iranian girl (I think she was a Christian refugee) was in my study group. One of my buddies was joking around and called her an Arab and she was PISSED. I had to explain the insult to my buddy.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 13, 2020 04:31 PM (00fXp)

Yeah, anytime someone calls me a RAAAAACIST, I just tell them about Persians and Arabs.

Now THOSE are Racists.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (NgKpN)

375 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (ptqGC)



In Nigeria? Wasn't that her?

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (U7voe)


Someone must have clued her in that practitioners of the Religion of Pieces don't look fondly on former strippers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (ptqGC)

376 It is absolutely true that Iran's incompetence is the proximate cause of the plane crash.


Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020

++++++

Ho-hum, another reactionary, America hating left-fascist.

You're ilk never met a tyrannical regime you didn't like, stretching all the way back to Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (T09ml)

377 I don't see how the Titans beat them!

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Things said by Ravens fans everywhere, not too long ago.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (7ZQe3)

378

Fake News said Iranians were protesting "high gas prices" and that's all, JUST LIKE they told us the French are only protesting high gas prices.

The French were protesting government bullshit and taxes and fake global warming fascism.

Iranians are protesting a brutal fascistic regime.

Hong Kong, the same.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (XCHfW)

379 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.

-
Obozo: pallets of cash to Iran

Trump: pallets of cash from Iran

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (+y/Ru)

380 Don't count on the regime going anywhere.

Things collapse gradually. Then suddenly.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (Boy/L)

381 374 You are saying that because of trumps recklessness, two Iranian journalists are unemployed.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (dNzKv)

It's sometimes fun to imagine what historical headlines would read like if written by the modern MSM.

June 7, 1944
THOUSANDS DIE IN BOTCHED BEACH ASSAULT
Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (U7voe)

===========

"FDR accuses Japan of attack on military base without evidence."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (zZbCU)

382 Buzzion knows things.

Posted by: bluebell at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (/669Q)


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Well..... he HAS been to the other side.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (8XRCm)

383 >>I know a woman who escaped Czechoslovakia bundled up and stashed in the trunk of the POS car her parents owned and she was packed in with bricks to deflect the bullets.
She had a great deal of respect for those who stayed behind who didn't have a the chance she had to get out. And venomous hatred for the informers there.

I know a guy who grew up in Romania. It's easy to talk about what people should do in a totalitarian regime with pretty much zero contact with the outside world, no guns, no ability to organize or even speak freely and where any action you take can not only cost you but every member of your family.

We stopped for lunch once at an old villa that had previously been owned by Ceausescu but had been turned into a museum of sorts. He was still afraid of saying much out loud for fear that the place was still bugged years after he was dead.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (ZLI7S)

384 Just like the "Stimulus" package which were payoffs to union pension funds that came back as campaign donations to the DNC.

$800 bilion dollars totally goniffed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (zBaqJ)

800 billion every year because a new budget has not been created. CRs add in the 800 billion each year. Bailouts every fucking year for 11 years and counting.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (inFcx)

385 I never thought of Seattle Slough as a troll. A fool and a country rube yes, but not a troll.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (7a6fv)


He usually leaves a comment turd or two and runs away never to see any response and is not interested in actual discussion. So: Troll.
Posted by: Buzzion


SS must be riding Haley's Comet to wait 2.5 to 3 years to drop a turd.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (LLzS4)

386
Unfortunately, part of that response was shooting down a Ukrainian jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile.

The estates of the passengers of that plane cannot sue the US for what happened. But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the shooting.

And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM

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The shooting started a long time before that Ukrainian jet was shot down.

The Iranian bought and paid for Iraqi Shia Militias were shelling and rocketing US Bases in Iraq all through December. After they killed an American, PDT bombed the militia bases. Then the Iraqi Shia Militias attacked OUR US EMBASSY (leaving graffiti saying Suleimani is our Leader!).

The stupid freaking Iraqi Shia Militias pinpointed our target for us with their own graffiti.

We hit Suleimani on January 2. We didn't fire another shot. The Iranians started throwing missiles around the same night they shot down the Ukrainian jet. The US had no planes or missiles over Tehran that night.

These are the FACTS.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (+0uDE)

387 I have fond memories of Katarina Witt and her high cut skating thingie.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (Uu+Jp)

388 We'll know it is time here when they move against the 2A.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (1CjJc)
+++++++++++++
You rang?

Posted by: Governor Blackface Babykiller at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (I2dne)

389 Who will take over if the current regime quits is the question. Russia had a bit of turmoil, Yeltsin got on a tank and made a speech. And now they have Putin.

Posted by: runner, Beware Identity Theft ! at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (zr5Kq)

390 371 314 Hmmm

Time to declare Iran a Second Amendment Zone?

Start dropping arms in?

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (NgKpN)


Considering the neighborhood, I suspect the smuggling routes into Iran have a lot of AK's and other toys on the way.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (hLRSq)


Would not be surprised if either Mossad or Sayeret Matkal are in country, waiting to assist or take out IRGC or police command and control.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (zBaqJ)

391 Katarina Witt waited until the Wall was safely crumbled before she denounced the East German tyrants she had shilled for.

Maybe I'm being overly judgmental -- I've never walked a mile in the shoes of a repressed citizen -- but Witt's example sure makes this Iranian Tae Kwan Do girl stand out.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (M9ntN)
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The ESPN 30 for 30 - type show they did on her was great for showing what was going on there - but she did give off a sort of vibe that she'd been ok as long as she got HER freedom/stuff. Rest of you...whatever.

Posted by: jhawk90 at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (/ZYFC)

392 Unfortunately, the status quo won't change any time soon.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (1YX6n)

Soviet Union falling took everyone by surprise.

Could happen here as well.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (NgKpN)

393 Buzzion knows things.



Posted by: bluebell at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (/669Q)


You'd think he'd tell us who killed Epstein.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (ptqGC)

394 I have fond memories of Katarina Witt and her high cut skating thingie.


==

As do we.

Posted by: Swedish Hockey Team at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (zr5Kq)

395 385 Just like the "Stimulus" package which were payoffs to union pension funds that came back as campaign donations to the DNC.

$800 bilion dollars totally goniffed.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (zBaqJ)

800 billion every year because a new budget has not been created. CRs add in the 800 billion each year. Bailouts every fucking year for 11 years and counting.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (inFcx)


Ugh. I forgot. It's the perfect crime.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 13, 2020 04:35 PM (zBaqJ)

396 The Chiefs need to tell the Seahawks, "Look, guys, you can suck for a quarter, but then you gotta get your shit together. You can't suck for 3 quarters!"

The Seahwaks always look like a kid desperately doing his homework on Sunday night at 10:30.


Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:35 PM (BbnJn)

397 Yeah, cardib have so much ideas....

@iamcardib

I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense.I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table .

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:35 PM (cF8AT)

398 "Posted by: Seattle Douche at January 13, 2020 04:05 PM"

We have zero responsibility. None.

BTW I fixed your nic.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:35 PM (1YX6n)

399 370
Don't count on the regime going anywhere. Remember the reach of Iran
and the fact they've brutalized and controlled the region for a long
time. Their proxies have control of power on Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and
other places. They are active on the battlefield in Afghanistan.



Does that sound like a group that's going to give up power against protesters? Not likely.


You could just as well be describing the former Soviet Union. I'm not predicting Iran will fall, but I'm certainly not saying it won't.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:35 PM (T6t7i)

400 The dems are nothing but evil corrupt despotic cocksuckers that are BASED in the US because they need the freedom found here to be the scumbags they are. They aren't american, never were. Its clear to see, they are nothing but the american sector of the world's evil.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (9Om/r)

401 >>Buzzion knows things.


He knows when you are fapping.

He knows if you're awake.

He knows if you smell bad or good.

He prefers not cookies, but cake.

Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (JnkiZ)

402
Has it occurred to anyone else here that if all this happened 8 weeks ago, Time magazine would've named the head mullah their person of the year for his show of restraint and reason?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (XCHfW)

403
US Fleet sinks peaceful Jap regatta near Midway

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (7rVsF)

404 The Seahwaks always look like a kid desperately doing his homework on Sunday night at 10:30.


Posted by: RKae



HEY!


Never mind.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (LLzS4)

405 Why, it's almost as if the Democrats are trying to prop up a hated regime that they would love to imitate.
Complete with a state run media on a short leash.

That pesky freedom thing sure causes them anguish.
It's like they hate everyone not them.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (Tt761)

406 Iran's economy was already declining 10% year over year. Birth rate has collapsed. It's dying as a nation and a people. Shit like this often leads to revolution of the masses

The only long term answer is Regime Change, and that's Trumps End Game. If and when it happens many people will look foolish and stupid. And/or corrupt facilitators of an evil enemy

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (V3gAt)

407 "Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (NgKpN)"

Apples and peanuts comparison. If you've ever been to the region, it's unlike anywhere else.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (1YX6n)

408 And yes, the people speaking out are very brave.

Pray for Iran and for the people protesting. May Freedom ring!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (WI7YS)

409 Persia for the Persians!

In other words, not our balliwick. All avoidance of apocalyptic minded religious fascists including Iran and Saudi Arabia is wisdom.

Posted by: Kazi at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (0x00j)

410 You know what can't be said enough? What sort of economic system does Iran have? Just take a quick guess.

Socialism. Tinged with Islam.

Religious socialism is no better at solving problems than secular socialism. Because, bottom line, the world is too complex to be managed the way the socialists want. The opportunity costs compound over time, and the country slides into poverty and despair.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (+DS2f)

411 388
I have fond memories of Katarina Witt and her high cut skating thingie.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods


Only time I've ever been interested in ice skating.

Posted by: pep at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (T6t7i)

412 I know a woman who escaped Czechoslovakia bundled up
and stashed in the trunk of the POS car her parents owned and she was
packed in with bricks to deflect the bullets.

She had a great deal of respect for those who stayed behind who
didn't have a the chance she had to get out. And venomous hatred for
the informers there.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2020 04:26 PM (axyOa)

I worked with a guy was in the Russian Navy in the '70s.He literally jumped ship and swam to shore.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (88+cf)

413 June 7, 1944
THOUSANDS DIE IN BOTCHED BEACH ASSAULT
Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (U7voe)

===========

"FDR accuses Japan of attack on military base without evidence."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (zZbCU)

they said Tora Tora Tora, which is Tiger Tiger Tiger.

Kzinti are big Tiger Aliens.

I'm not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (NgKpN)

414 I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress.I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense.I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table .
Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:35 PM (cF8AT)

Isn't she the one who admitted to drugging and robbing people?

She'll fit right in.

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (U7voe)

415 Iran must be straight-up giving money to the democrats. It's the only thing that explains the dems statements and actions.

-
Obozo: pallets of cash to Iran

Trump: pallets of cash from Iran
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (+y/Ru)
+++++++++++++
Oh, I doubt it. Sure, they're being paid but just as they've always been paid.

I think our press whores are doing this because they want to. Because they believe it. Because they hate America and love her enemies.

I would be surprised if there's any more cash flowing than usual. This is who they are.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (I2dne)

416 >>You'd think he'd tell us who killed Epstein.


The fact he hasn't means we can rule out Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation.

Posted by: garrett at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (JnkiZ)

417 'But for' Trump's drone strike, the crash does not happen. Obviously. This crash occurred because we assassinated Soleimani which caused a predictable response from Iran.

Unfortunately, part of that response was shooting down a Ukrainian jumbo jet which they somehow mistook for an American cruise missile.

The estates of the passengers of that plane cannot sue the US for what happened. But it certainly doesn't happen if we don't start the shooting.

And just because Iran has (reluctantly) accepted responsibility doesn't mean we should ignore our part in what happened.

Posted by: Seattle Slough


Wrong. If you are correct that "but for" the Soleimani smoking the Uke airliner would not have been shot down, you would have established a direct causal link between the US missile and the Iranian one, and therefore the estates of the passengers on the aircraft WOULD be able to sue the US.

What actually occurred was a subsequent intervening cause: I.e., an inbred goat-fucking imbecile in charge of a missile battery decided to fire a missile at a target that had absolutely zero characteristics of an inbound American missile, three hours after Iran had fired outbound missiles into Iraq. Thus cutting off the "but for" of our perfectly rational action in turning Soleimani into panic and body parts.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (UF0Iv)

418 The actress, the journalist, and the athlete. Three actually brave women versus Hollywood actresses, women in American media for the most part, and loud mouth Megan Rapinoe.

I am sure that Obama and Jarrett are spitting mad.

Posted by: Cheri at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (oiNtH)

419
Jackson murders British tourists to New Orleans

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (7rVsF)

420 389
We'll know it is time here when they move against the 2A.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:29 PM (1CjJc)

+++++++++++++

You rang?

Posted by: Governor Blackface Babykiller at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (I2dne)

Heller/McDonald swung the pendulum pretty far toward liberty, and we had a golden age of ARs, concealed carry, NICs checks setting record after record. Leftist fascists regrouped and here we are.

I believe they have a mountain of pushback coming their way in terms of sanctuary jurisdictions and SCOTUS decisions. I'll give it a minute or two before I don face colander and go all Lord Humungus

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (1CjJc)

421
Did any of you pay attention to the economic sanctions we just put on Iran, last Friday?

President Trump destroyed their economy. It's over.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (XCHfW)

422 We hit Suleimani on January 2. We didn't fire another shot. The Iranians started throwing missiles around the same night they shot down the Ukrainian jet. The US had no planes or missiles over Tehran that night.

These are the FACTS.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (+0uDE)



Yeah, I didn't realize I responded to a troll until after I posted, too.

Save your breath.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (sy5kK)

423 Just to clarify, not Muslim

Posted by: Kazi , part Circassian at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (0x00j)

424 Has it occurred to anyone else here that if all this happened 8 weeks ago, Time magazine would've named the head mullah their person of the year for his show of restraint and reason?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (XCHfW)


never fear, the academy awards will pick up the slack.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (aS1PU)

425 The Seahwaks always look like a kid desperately doing his homework on Sunday night at 10:30.

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Kids who do their homework DONT THROW THE BALL ON FIRST AND INCHES ON THE GOAL LINE!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (8XRCm)

426 Derek Henry is going to run all over the Queefs.

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (CLteG)

427 MOre from the LOL department :

"Twitter is apparently removing embarrassing footage of Prince Harry asking Disney CEO Bob Iger for a job for his wife Meghan Markle."

Posted by: Swedish Hockey Team at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (zr5Kq)

428 The Chieves will find a way to lose.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (88+cf)

429
And seriously, 1/3 of East Germans were IM, inoffizielle Mitarbeiter (unofficial coworkers). There is no escaping the surveillance state when everyone is conscripted/blackmailed into the surveillance state.

---------

In the name of transparency, the German government made the Staatssicherheit archives public after reunification.

In the movie "The Lives of Others" there's a scene during the denouement where the protagonist visits them to find out what had really been happening to him.

This was considered a controversial scene in Germany, because there's a quiet taboo about this - it just isn't done. The victims don't want to know which of their loved ones were informing on them (and it was ALWAYS someone close), and many of the informants were and are deeply ashamed of their role in the Stasi excesses.

Dark secrets nobody wants to revisit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (fUqBx)

430 None of these Iranian opposing the regime, including the journalists, face the danger the totally woke Resistance here does.

Posted by: Ripley at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (MxEKc)

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (zr5Kq)

432 I have fond memories of Katarina Witt and her high cut skating thingie.

Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM



So did the judges.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (axyOa)

433 Soviet Union falling took everyone by surprise.



Could happen here as well.

Posted by: Don Q at January 13, 2020 04:34 PM (NgKpN)

==
Not everyone, just the experts, the media, and government IC.
I'd spent a few weeks, staggered by a few years, in the USSR and I knew what things were going on there in the "stores." I knew it couldn't go on for all that much longer.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (pw+jk)

434 I am sure that Obama and Jarrett are spitting mad.
Posted by: Cheri at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (oiNtH)

Jarrett yes, but if forced to guess I'd say Obama doesn't give a shit. He's made his pile and him and the husb-- sorry, wife are set up for life.

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (U7voe)

435 I believe they have a mountain of pushback coming their way in terms of sanctuary jurisdictions and SCOTUS decisions. I'll give it a minute or two before I don face colander and go all Lord Humungus
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (1CjJc)
++++++++++++++
I certainly hope so. I'm watching VA closely, as is the rest of the country - on both sides.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (I2dne)

436 I know a woman who escaped Czechoslovakia bundled up and stashed in the trunk of the POS car her parents owned and she was packed in with bricks to deflect the bullets.

She had a great deal of respect for those who stayed behind who didn't have a the chance she had to get out. And venomous hatred for the informers there.

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Semi OT. The German movie The Bridge (1959) looks at a German town as American forces approach. Interesting look at ordinary people living in a dictatorship under pressure.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (+y/Ru)

437 I don't see how the Titans beat them!
Posted by: joncelli
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Funny I heard the same thing about the CHEATriots & Ratbirds

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (BqBId)

438 393 Unfortunately, the status quo won't change any time soon.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:32 PM (1YX6n)

I will say, We don't know - but looks like the beginning of a preference cascade. A good description of regimes like this is that they are very Brittle - they may look very strong and cohesive, but the instant a crack starts, they can shatter completely. Kind of like auto safety glass.

JJ noted in his morning thread the assassination of another Shiite militia leader in Iraq. The Sunni forces have grudges against all of those guys; but you don't carry out an assassination on that level if you fear retaliation. This feels like all of the many enemies that Iran has made are suddenly feeling like they can get away with all of the revenge and retaliation they've wanted to take for years.

And of course for a regime that's reeling - they're already dealing with more than they can handle, and they're going to be facing a hundred new challenges from a hundred directions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (Kpl3J)

439 hey remember when the Iranians had a revolution and wanted the Shah back for a trial? do YOU remember that, Obama?
Posted by: x at January 13, 2020


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BHO was, what, 18 or 19? He was too busy being Choom Boy.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (Ejm1K)

440 http://bit.ly/3a4Hrnz
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Mitch McConnell Sends Pelosi Shirt Reading 'I Impeached The President And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt' | The Babylon Bee

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (BqBId)

441 Even if successful, I don't expect the Iranian people to pick anything better than what they have chosen for the last 40 years

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 13, 2020 04:42 PM (vPKfA)

442 Didn't Katrina Witt have a part in Ronin?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:42 PM (qcIWB)

443 Iger's expression is priceless , like ,"WTF is he doing ?? Is he begging me for a job for that twat ??"

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2020 04:42 PM (zr5Kq)

444 I certainly hope so. I'm watching VA closely, as is the rest of the country - on both sides.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (I2dne)

These same bills are circulating in WA. I may becoming a refugee in the near future.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:42 PM (1CjJc)

445 TIME OUT!

Posted by: Andy Reid at January 13, 2020 04:42 PM (JnkiZ)

446 Probably collapsing, best to just step back and let it happen.

The last thing we need to do is get involved like Lindsey Graham wants us to and bomb their refineries. It's just going to have them rally around the mullahs.

Posted by: Blago at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (sjTfF)

447
The only thing that would make this any better for the president and us is if there was a Democrat debate soon.

Oh look!
The next alt-left debate is tomorrow in Iowa.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (XCHfW)

448 The Seahwaks always look like a kid desperately doing his homework on Sunday night at 10:30.

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Kids who do their homework DONT THROW THE BALL ON FIRST AND INCHES ON THE GOAL LINE!!!
Posted by: fixerupper

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I didn't say they were doing their homework CORRECTLY.

Kids who do their homework at the last minute rarely do it right.

Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (BbnJn)

449 i dunno. joe always struck me as more of a plop! guy.

Posted by: Anachronda


Plop! was awesome.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (UF0Iv)

450
>>>Soooo, say the mullah's regime in Iran collapses. Who steps in to fill that void?

Iranians. They had a civilized highly functioning country before the mullahs. It's not a shithole like most of the other Crapistanian countries nearby.
Posted by: Roy at January 13, 2020 04:14 PM (08T1+)

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I remember we made similar wishful arguments in 2003 about Iraq. We were wrong, and that was with us on the ground controlling Baghdad and Iraq.

The best and brightest of the Washington DC Establishment completely screwed that up. Just like Afghanistan is screwed up too. If we give the Washington DC Establishment another chance, Iran will join Libya as a failed state too.

My bet is that the Communist MEK take over lots of Iran. The good part of that is they will thoroughly purge the Theocracy from Iran. The MEK has a blood debt to be repaid.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (+0uDE)

451 443
Didn't Katrina Witt have a part in Ronin?


Ronin wished it was the other way around.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (XzVUd)

452 The fact that their government accidentally shot down an airliner and then felt forced to admit it is a sign of weakness.
Popular dissent is a trailing indicator.

Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (Eg9+v)

453 Single Morons, now would be a great time for a 90 day Fiancé with a Persian Smokeshow.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (W0wjb)

454
Soooo, say the mullah's regime in Iran collapses. Who steps in to fill that void?

Harry Windsor and his missus are looking for a job now.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (7rVsF)

455 Jarrett yes, but if forced to guess I'd say Obama doesn't give a shit. He's made his pile and him and the husb-- sorry, wife are set up for life.
Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:40 PM (U7voe)
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I think Obama cares a lot. Not because he thinks anything is right or wrong, but because he may well end up with no legacy left. None. Trump is dismantling every part of it he can lay his hands on.

Obama is a petulant child and like any other petulant child, he hates being wrong. Having nothing to show for your entire administration and to be undone in every theater by a brash, bombastic bully like Trump probably chaps his ass.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (I2dne)

456 Trump is already thinking ahead, probably, to how to win the peace. Removing fissile material, setting up emergency water distribution and restoring the economy. Along with reinstating the bikini retail industry, no doubt. Because, Trump.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (NVYyb)

457 >>Didn't Katrina Witt have a part in Ronin?

Yep. Shot right in the triple salchow.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (ZLI7S)

458 Fuck the Ratbirds. That is all.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (hjbxx)

459 Is the swamp cracking?

I asked this question, and my opinion is that we are too fat and happy here with too many people on the dole in one way or another for what is needed to happen.

Heck I'm not and have never been on the dole, and am livid about the attacks on the second amendment and many of the other abominations of the left. But I have a comfortable life that I've worked hard for, and the idea of a civil war here and actually shooting it out with government thugs, while it may be necessary, is daunting.

Posted by: RM at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (U3LtS)

460 I offer the Farsi Ferret as tribute. Let's send her back to Iran tied to a pallet.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (U8rPN)

461 403 Has it occurred to anyone else here that if all this happened 8 weeks ago, Time magazine would've named the head mullah their person of the year for his show of restraint and reason?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (XCHfW)


I'm going to go with no because, well, who really thinks of Time magazine anymore?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (kUmUV)

462 Even if successful, I don't expect the Iranian people to pick anything better than what they have chosen for the last 40 years

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They didnt choose.

Iran during the Shahs reign was secular, modern, thriving and very much a western oriented country.

But Jimmy Fucking Carter thought it more moral for the United State to have Iran taken over by Islamic Theocratic Thugs than support The Shah.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (8XRCm)

463
I believe they have a mountain of pushback coming their way in terms of sanctuary jurisdictions and SCOTUS decisions. I'll give it a minute or two before I don face colander and go all Lord Humungus
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:38 PM (1CjJc)


The looney left has taken over WA state, and I expect a VA clone action here.

All of it is as illegal as censoring free speech. How about a poll tax for voting? Heck, why not just start quartering US troops in private homes?

The looney Left is going to do what they want to. Trying to reason with them is useless. I have only one thing to say as they draw up their plans to send police into my home to take my guns, because I didn't somehow follow their coercive paperwork and labyrinth of rules that are contrary to the US 2A and WA State Section 24:


Send bachelors.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (sy5kK)

464 Along with reinstating the bikini retail industry, no doubt. Because, Trump.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (NVYyb)

Next bikini show, live from Tehran!

Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (a0IVu)

465 But Romania really needed to put the Ceaucescu family against the wall and nobody, anywhere, minds.

Posted by: Bandersnatch


Mrs. C was berating the dudes who executed them right up until the end . . . "HOW DARE YOU!!!!!"

Nice.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (UF0Iv)

466
If you think the Democrat candidates have said all the crazy things possible, think again.

Tomorrow night will shock you as things become desperate for the candidates to make their final appeal to the Alt-Left fascist base of the Democrat party before the Iowa primary (caucus).

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (XCHfW)

467 The Iranian bought and paid for Iraqi Shia Militias were shelling and rocketing US Bases in Iraq all through December. After they killed an American, PDT bombed the militia bases. ...

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM (+0uDE)


I only heard one report (on FOX, of course) that identified the U.S. contractor that was killed during the December rocket attacks: he as an Iraqi that had become a naturalized U.S. citizen and went back to be a translator. The scumbags in the MFM (but I repeat myself) can't bring themselves to honor that man's sacrifice for his new country because that gets in the way of the ORANGEMANBAD narrative.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (00fXp)

468 455
Soooo, say the mullah's regime in Iran collapses. Who steps in to fill that void?

Harry Windsor and his missus are looking for a job now.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (7rVsF)

There are still Pahlavis out there, IIRC.

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (RD7QR)

469 I never thought of Seattle Slough as a troll. A fool and a country rube yes, but not a troll.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:22 PM (7a6fv)


Not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: LASue at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (wMHPW)

470 Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (XzVUd)

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My keyboard is glad covfefe drinking ended nine hours ago

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:45 PM (NVYyb)

471 Remember that Iran has controlled Lebanon via their Hizbollah proxy since around 1982.

Do you really think they will fold to their citizens or just keep killing them until they stop protesting?

This is how insurgencies are created in that region.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:46 PM (1YX6n)

472 Semi OT. The German movie The Bridge (1959) looks
at a German town as American forces approach. Interesting look at
ordinary people living in a dictatorship under pressure.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (+y/Ru)

Die Brucke - good movie.

Posted by: Archer at January 13, 2020 04:46 PM (gmo/4)

473 My guess is their bugout place is Syria. Assad owes his regime and life to the mullahs.

Besides, it's a shorter distance to haul the truckloads of loot they have managed to steal from the Iranian people.

And maybe Assad won't steal it all from them. Maduro and Castro most certainly would.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 13, 2020 04:46 PM (Z4rgH)

474 never fear, the academy awards will pick up the slack.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 13, 2020 04:39 PM (aS1PU)


Their "In Memorium" section is going to be interesting.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 04:46 PM (hLRSq)

475 Kids who do their homework DONT THROW THE BALL ON FIRST AND INCHES ON THE GOAL LINE!!!
Posted by: fixerupper

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I didn't say they were doing their homework CORRECTLY.

Kids who do their homework at the last minute rarely do it right.

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I know.

I just like to remind Seahawks fans of their lot in life....

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:46 PM (8XRCm)

476
Ex-president Cuck-N-Stuff is going to be really upset if the mullahs fall. I hope they wait until the popcorn is done.
Posted by: Chicago Vota

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If it goes well, they'll take credit for it.

If it goes badly, they'll blame Trump.

If it's up in the air, they'll lament the instability.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (M9ntN)

477 "Twitter is apparently removing embarrassing footage of Prince Harry asking Disney CEO Bob Iger for a job for his wife Meghan Markle."
........

...explaining that she already is fucking Goofy.

Posted by: wth at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (v0R5T)

478 let the Iranians figure out what their politics ought to look like. Our role is uranium shipping logistics.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (NVYyb)

479 I'm SO GLAD football season is finally over!

(Seahawks fan here, so, yeah, football's over.)

I couldn't take those damned advertisements anymore!

Ads during football only come in 4 flavors:

1.) Dad is a dope.
2.) Girl power.
3.) Interracial family.
4.) Quick shot of gay couple mixed in.

I just constantly felt the Ministry of Hypnosis chugging away with their mind control mechanisms on full tilt!

The girl power ones were the most annoying. It was always something NO girls are interested in doing, but they're being made to look bold and fierce for doing it.


Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (BbnJn)

480 In the name of transparency, the German government made the Staatssicherheit archives public after reunification.

In the movie "The Lives of Others" there's a scene during the denouement where the protagonist visits them to find out what had really been happening to him.



Yep. I may have watched that movie twenty times thinking this is just a documentary until I watched it again a couple weeks ago and recognized that it's also a good movie. As a movie.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (gd9RK)

481 When some Mullahs start getting shot, we will know it is on.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (7a6fv)

482 >>Do you really think they will fold to their citizens or just keep killing them until they stop protesting?

I really think when the time is right Trump will turn Israel and the GCC loose on Hezbollah.

He's already been shutting down their money sources by restarting Project Casandra and the mullahs are fresh out of cash.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (ZLI7S)

483 Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:44 PM (8XRCm

Which is strange in a way since his Library and foundation were basically bank rolled by the Arabs.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (qcIWB)

484 Posted by: Seattle Slough

he's right. this all goes back to that pussy Carter

Posted by: x


Actually, it goes all the way back to the 600s, when pedophile lunatic Mohammad came out of the desert and put Soddy to the sword, which then caught Christian North Africa and Turkey (home of the original 7 Christian Churches) on fire and turned them Muzzie.

This started a loooonnnnggggg time ago.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 13, 2020 04:48 PM (UF0Iv)

485

btw, Fake News today happily reported that Hezballoo announced that their revenge on the US has just begun.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:48 PM (XCHfW)

486 Football season for me ends tonight when my Tigers take the championship!!

Posted by: Seriously yall at January 13, 2020 04:48 PM (aZKD/)

487 451. But Iran was a nation for a thousand years before the Mullah's.

Iraq is the remnants of lines drawn about a hundred years ago. It is not really comparable.

Plus, our boys wont be there getting killed this time around (knock on wood).

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 13, 2020 04:48 PM (JRaU+)

488 447 Probably collapsing, best to just step back and let it happen.

The last thing we need to do is get involved like Lindsey Graham wants us to and bomb their refineries. It's just going to have them rally around the mullahs.
Posted by: Blago at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (sjTfF)

^^^^^^^^
This!!!

They need petroleum, gasoline, and diesel fuel to keep their country running, and to keep people from starving. Don't cause starvation yet.

Hit the ICRG bases, barracks, and HQ. Hit the Basiji barracks. Hit the ballistic missile sites and the nuclear sites, which are mostly run by the ICRG anyway.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:48 PM (+0uDE)

489 I'm SO GLAD football season is finally over!



One more game tonight. Go Tigers!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:48 PM (7a6fv)

490
My guess is their bugout place is Syria.

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haha, that shithole! Serve 'em right.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (M9ntN)

491 Yes it's me. Still not a paid shill.
Jesus.
Can't anyone see I am in no way defending Iran?
As you are all explicitly defending Trump?

I am pointing out that more than one thing can be a cause. Obviously Iran's negligence is the proximate cause of this disaster.

Obviously we drew first blood and none of you were surprised that Iran shot missiles at us in response to what we did.
None of you were.

Part of that kind of thing is missiles hitting the wrong thing. It happens. We threw a stone through our neighbor's window. They threw stones back. One of their stones hit their own car. Yes, that's their fault. But our throwing the first stone is also a "but for" cause of the broken car window. Not a proximate cause. Not a legal cause. But a factual cause.

This isn't a debate. You can't possibly be debating this.

I'm not saying we were or were not justified in killing the guy we killed and in the manner in which we chose to do it. I'm not going to play armchair quarterback on that because I don't have all of the information.

But to claim we had no part in this disaster is a joke. We don't have a large part, but we have a part. And it's OK for us to look at our part and see whether we did the right thing or not.

People here don't seem to understand the difference between factual causation and legal cause.

Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

No. No one honestly can.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)

492
Honestly, this topic is as good as Meghan and Harry.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (M9ntN)

493 Obama is a petulant child and like any other petulant child, he hates being wrong. Having nothing to show for your entire administration and to be undone in every theater by a brash, bombastic bully like Trump probably chaps his ass.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:43 PM (I2dne)

You're probably right. It's just that I always got the vibe that once the headlines were gone and he'd gotten paid he really didn't care anymore. As far as his legacy, in the minds of the people who matter (the wealthy and intellectual class, and the Left) he will be a saint forever, and who cares about the bitter clingers?

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (U7voe)

494 You should see pictures of what Iran was like under the Shah. Hot women in mini skirts, looks like a nice modern country on the way up. Jimmy Carter deserve most of the blame for setting the Middle East in fire.

I do think though from here on out, we stay out. An occassional drone strike, but the pace will always a shithole.

Drill our own oil. Hell, I think oil is going to be where coal is in like 15 years.

Posted by: Blago at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (sjTfF)

495 If the Democrats weren't agents of the Iranian regime what would they do different?

Posted by: aelfheld at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (IxDhF)

496 As you are all explicitly defending Trump?




Yes, Bumpkin.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (7a6fv)

497
Posted by: Seattle Slough


Slug, can you honestly tell me you're not still a fag if we didn't kill General Salami? No, no you cannot.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (XCHfW)

498 Tipping point reached?

Or, slowly, then all at once?

I hope Pres. Trump's support (v. Obama's abandonment) of these brave protestors is enough extra help to bring Iran into this century.

I'd love to finally learn why Obama was such a dick to the freedom lovers and so supportive of the crazy muslims.

Posted by: LASue at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (wMHPW)

499 I'm the same age as Barry, from the same class. I can tell you that the left was as insane then as it is now. The difference being idiots like Zbiegnew Bryzinsky, Carter and his foreign policy mummy Christopher were the appeasers in charge.

Posted by: Kazi , part Circassian at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (0x00j)

500 Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)



Killing a terrorist with 1000s of peoples' (Ours and his own) in his hands is drawing first blood ? My friend, you are confused.

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2020 04:50 PM (zr5Kq)

501
The first one to argue with Slug goes in the barrel.

You may mock.
You may not argue.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (XCHfW)

502 >>Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

What a stupid argument.

Can you tell me if Soleimani wouldn't have been killed had he not murdered thousands throughout the middle east and beyond and been declared a terrorist by successive US administrations?

You act like the world began with Soleimani being killed. It didn't.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (ZLI7S)

503 Using the same rules of the left and enemedia, Obama is responsible for all of the deaths of protestors and innocents since he gave the crazy mullahs all that money.
I have much more evidence on my side than the left does against President Trump

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (pw+jk)

504 Obviously we drew first blood
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)



Soleimani is responsible for the deaths of thousands.

So, no.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (XzVUd)

505 Look, who rated out Sulamanei to Trump? His exactly timetable and whereabouts?

Who cased those missiles to misfire and miss?

Who warned U.S. troops the missiles were coming?

It easy to say we have a great intelligence service, or the Israelis did, of whatnot. But an alternate explanation is more simple - someone in the regime, someone very highly placed, wanted Sulamanei dead. Because he was an obstacle to change. The protests are now part of that change.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (+DS2f)

506 ..blood on his hands is not in drawing first blood. it is justice served.

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (zr5Kq)

507 This is reminiscent of how regimes fell apart in East Europe in 1989 and 1990. The difference is, the Iranian Mullahs are probably far more willing to use any level of force to stay in power.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at January 13, 2020 04:51 PM (V65Kl)

508 Impeachment: Rake

Iran: Rake

Economy: Rake

Mueller: Rake

Wall: Rake

DONNIE'S HOUSE OF RAKES

TAKE THE FRONTAGE ROAD UNTIL YOU SEE NANCY SUCKING HER TEETH ON THE BILLBOARD, TURN RIGHT.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 13, 2020 04:30 PM (Boy/L)

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The Left doing their best Sideshow Bob at Terror Lake impression.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (qgUJH)

509 But Jimmy Fucking Carter thought it more moral for the United State to have Iran taken over by Islamic Theocratic Thugs than support The Shah.


So you're saying that it was the born again Baptist's affinity for religious fervor that fucked us?

*ducks*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (gd9RK)

510 Has it occurred to anyone else here that if all this happened 8 weeks ago, Time magazine would've named the head mullah their person of the year for his show of restraint and reason?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 04:36 PM (XCHfW)

I'm going to go with no because, well, who really thinks of Time magazine anymore?
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 13, 2020


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Seems to me the original Khomeini guy, with the hostages, was named by Time in '79 or '80 as Man of the Year. Caused no end of outrage, as I recall. Time tried to explain that it was not a term of approval, it was because he had been at the center of the biggest story of 1979.

I was apolitical then, and even I didn't believe that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (Ejm1K)

511 On the warpath!

Steve Peoples@sppeoples
NEWS: A senior Bernie Sanders' adviser tells me they believe that Elizabeth Warren's campaign intentionally leaked a false description of their 2018 meeting. Says it's a recent pattern of Warren attacking the Dem front-runner.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (+y/Ru)

512 Mad dog's fate is death.

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (zr5Kq)

513
I worked with a guy was in the Russian Navy in the '70s.He literally jumped ship and swam to shore.


Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 04:37 PM (88+cf)

I did a gig with some russian musicians in the 80's that did the same thing. They weren't in the navy, but some sort of shipping or fishing vessel. They told me how they wanted to play metal, and do other things, and it always ended up with "we can't because we live in the soviet union". They managed to get jobs on the same ship, and when they had the chance they jumped and got picked up by a boat from another country.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (9Om/r)

514 493


Honestly, this topic is as good as Meghan and Harry.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (M9ntN)


Not as good as the news that Meghan and Harry are moving to Tehran instead of Vancouver.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (XzVUd)

515 "Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2020 04:41 PM (Kpl3J)"

Don't confuse proxies in other countries with Iran's domestic politics. Proxies govern by terror and fear and are held up mostly by their benefactors. Those benefactors are under assault at home which is weakening their grip locally.

But those benefactors who have been on other countries will come home and use the same weapons on their citizens. Count on it. And they won't get the resistance they get in other places.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (1YX6n)

516 Obviously we drew first blood



Nawres Hamid begs to differ.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (7a6fv)

517 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

No. No one honestly can.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)
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Can anyone here honestly tell me that we would have missiled Soleimani had he not been raising forces against Americans and attacking American personnel - including an Embassy - and killing American citizens?

No. No one honestly can.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (I2dne)

518 >As you are all explicitly defending Trump?

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)


You cannot possibly be this dumb.


Defending logic and causality.



>Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?




Yes. Inverting a time sequence of events does not demonstrate causality.

Can you honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without Boeing building the plane?

No. No, you honestly can not.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (1CjJc)

519 480 I'm SO GLAD football season is finally over!

(Seahawks fan here, so, yeah, football's over.)

I couldn't take those damned advertisements anymore!

Ads during football only come in 4 flavors:

1.) Dad is a dope.
2.) Girl power.
3.) Interracial family.
4.) Quick shot of gay couple mixed in.

I just constantly felt the Ministry of Hypnosis chugging away with their mind control mechanisms on full tilt!

The girl power ones were the most annoying. It was always something NO girls are interested in doing, but they're being made to look bold and fierce for doing it.

Posted by: RKae at January 13, 2020 04:47 PM (BbnJn)

****OBEY**********

Posted by: Hypnotoad at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (CLteG)

520
There are sanctions that haven't been used yet.

And vital installations that have been left untouched these many years. Maybe the Saudis could exercise their right of self defense, and some cruise missiles put under their military control could be used to retaliate for the attack on their oil export terminal a couple of months ago.

The Iranian takeover of Iraq is being thwarted -- no subsidy coming anymore via spoils of that conquest.

Definitely more notches in the ratchet are available. It looks like Trump wants the lowest possible US profile, though.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (AdltV)

521 At this point can't we round up the Democrats who publicly support the Iranian government over our own? Seems like a clear case of treason.

Posted by: MAGA at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (tX6bg)

522 More Babylon BEe:


CNN Reporter Informs Iranian Protesters They're Supposed To Be Shouting 'Death To America'

Posted by: WisRich at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (G0vdT)

523 Yes it's me. Still not a paid shill.
Jesus.

I think you should have a comma after the word Jesus and before "can't anyone see" with a small c" ie, "Jesus, can't anyone see

not Jesus who also wasn't a paid shill

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (WI7YS)

524 Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)

So for all the illegals that commit crimes that Seattle allows to stay in their city, but for the sanctuary status those crimes would not have been committed. You may be on to something.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (qcIWB)

525 So, tomorrow we get the fascist take on the cracking apart of Iran. Score, to date: economy booming, poor and poorly educated benefiting disproportionately, taxes and regulations lower, so less friction between citizens and government (except in blue states), Russia and China relations are better, trade deals everywhere, farmers selling record stuff to China, and NORKS plus Iran relations looking positive for first time in decades.


Run against that record, you identity-politics, totalitarian monsters!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (NVYyb)

526 Obviously we drew first blood and none of you were surprised that Iran shot missiles at us in response to what we did.
None of you were.


***

sheesh

The blood started flowing in November 1979 when Iran invaded our embassy in clear violation of the Vienna Convention of 1961. They did it 40 years later in Iraq with a senior Iraqi general on the ground overseeing the operation.
This time we had a President who didn't waver in his responsibilities.
The plane getting shot down was a direct result of the Iraqi attack on our embassy and their ensuing incompetence within their command and control structure in responding.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 13, 2020 04:53 PM (axyOa)

527 Obviously we drew first blood ****

Seattle Slug.
***


I beg to differ.

Posted by: Nawres Waleed Hamid at January 13, 2020 04:54 PM (wMHPW)

528 Can you honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without Bronco signing onto the Iran deal and sending plane loads of cash?


No. No, you honestly can not.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:54 PM (1CjJc)

529 SS would have preferred the Hague. Where Israel is tried regularly on terrorism charges.

Posted by: runner at January 13, 2020 04:54 PM (zr5Kq)

530 Seattle, had Soleimani not killed hundreds of our countrymen, and (very recently) an American contractor, and planned attacks against us that were imminent, he would likely still be around today to rabble rouse.

You cant possibly be serious in contending we threw the first stone, so to speak.

Posted by: RM at January 13, 2020 04:54 PM (U3LtS)

531 But Jimmy Fucking Carter thought it more moral for the United State to have Iran taken over by Islamic Theocratic Thugs than support The Shah.


So you're saying that it was the born again Baptist's affinity for religious fervor that fucked us?

*ducks*
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (gd9RK)

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Heh.... my ...... intense dislike....... for the Peanut farmer is personal.

I had family in Iran when the Shah fell and they were literally on the last plane out of Tehran.

And it wasnt Jimmys sense of religious fervor that fucked us..... it was his anti semitism.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (8XRCm)

532
I like the "Iran's negligence" bit from this turbo-powered fuckin' idiot.

That implies the shootdown was negligent. Collateral damage from a military strike that was otherwise acceptable.

A strike against targets in a foreign country.

American targets.

By implication this damnable polesmoker is saying that he supports attacks on American troops by hostile foreigners.

Not a good look, douchebag.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (fUqBx)

533 Causality doesn't begin when it's convenient for your argument.

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (RD7QR)

534 I wonder what Jimmy Carter will think if the mullahs fall?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (hLRSq)

535 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

No. No one honestly can.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)

Suleimani would have died in bed if he wasn't attacking US Citizens and US Embassies.

The Iraqi Shia Militias left graffiti on the burnt out US Embassy buildings saying "Suleimani is our Leader". The Militias put the target on Suleimani. We just hit the shot.

We hadn't shot anything at Iran for a week. Iran was the only people firing missiles the night IRAN SHOT DOWN THE UKRAINIAN JET.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (+0uDE)

536 Speaking of football, the 49ers have an emotional support dog. I hope they lose.

Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (a0IVu)

537 I'm guessing the Mullah's all have bolt holes in France.

It would not surprise me if there isn't already a modernized gov't structure ready to step in if Iran cracks.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (Ys4fK)

538 328 Tex, I'm not predicting nature of any new regime*. Just pointing out that Iran, apart from long-standing regional/ethnic separatist issues (generally low-level intensity) in Kurdish, Arab, and Baluchi areas, is a big resource-rich country with a dominant culture, and won't be carved up or likely much affected by wishes/machinations of neighboring states, and certainly not Russia or the Gulf Arabs.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 13, 2020 04:28 PM (El6T/)

I agree with you; and also point out that it really doesn't matter much to us what the new government looks like, as long as they quit trying to mess around with their neighbors. Internally, they can do whatever they want, as far we're concerned. I think the necessary chaos of one regime collapsing and the uncertainty of creating a new one should keep them occupied for the next 20 - 30 years. I also agree that they're still going to be much too strong for any outside forces to take them over - a bit like France after their revolution. We just need to be sure no new Napoleons arise.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2020 04:55 PM (Kpl3J)

539 Obviously we drew first blood



Nawres Hamid begs to differ.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (7a6fv)


Awww. Didn't see this.

Posted by: LASue at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (wMHPW)

540 483 >>Do you really think they will fold to their citizens or just keep killing them until they stop protesting?

You can make them stop protesting. But can you make them work? reproduce?

At some point the country is paralyzed.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (+DS2f)

541 524 Sorry; Jumpy computer. ie. Jesus, can't anyone see, etc" Because you're not Jesus who also wasn't a paid shill

But it is good to see that you have some other note than "evil Republicans who hate gays," which is what you often posted on.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (WI7YS)

542 Why is this "it's our fault" cocksucker allowed to spew this shit?

Plenty of other people have been shit canned. Why is it being allowed?

Posted by: nip at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (Izot6)

543 I like the one where woke girl got passed over for the promotion. that's a company to invest in.

Posted by: x at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (nFwvY)

544 Good grief....

@40Glockaholic

The world is experiencing changes. People are awakening & are tired of tyrannical governments!
As the #IranProtests2020 & #HongKongProtests take place for freedom of an oppressive regime, here in the #USA we have our own protestors fiercely fighting #climatechange! Don't laugh!

https://tinyurl.com/u2nmhqm

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (cF8AT)

545 You'd think a guy from Seattle would know a 737 is NOT a jumbo.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (OUkUA)

546 Watch this supercut. See the fucking MSM pay tribute while mourning the death of Suliemani. Holly Williams of CBS should just quit and go live in a box.


https://tinyurl.com/vnucwew

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 04:57 PM (NVYyb)

547 Don't laugh!



I laughed out loud, well, chuckled anyway.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 04:57 PM (7a6fv)

548 I watched a 90 year old judge swear in 90 naturalized citizens in Norfolk Va today.
I am so proud of our country.

Posted by: Grand Rapids at January 13, 2020 04:57 PM (lOqtT)

549 Can you honestly tell me that this woman is raped without her wearing that provocative skirt?

No. No, you honestly can not.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (1CjJc)

550 @40Glockaholic

The world is experiencing changes. People are awakening & are tired of tyrannical governments!
As the #IranProtests2020 & #HongKongProtests take place for freedom of an oppressive regime, here in the #USA we have our own protestors fiercely fighting #climatechange! Don't laugh!

https://tinyurl.com/u2nmhqm
Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (cF8AT)
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Don't tell me what to do. I'll laugh if I damn well please

And I do please.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (I2dne)

551 Spot on fixerupper

Posted by: Kazi , part Circassian at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (0x00j)

552 > Iranian chicks are hot.

Indeed they are. Some are total smokeshows.

It's a crime against the nature of beauty to make them wear those fucking bags.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (qUFPp)

553
Wait.

Approximately 97% of the country is experiencing drought conditions????

So the mullahs were driven mad by CLIMATE CHANGE!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (M9ntN)

554 I have fond memories of Katarina Witt and her high cut skating thingie.



Posted by: N.L. Urker Philips Screwdriver of the Gods at January 13, 2020 04:33 PM





And the best rack in skating.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (9Om/r)

555 And, this "first blood" bullshit. Gimme a break...

I didn't support Clinton's ridiculous invasion of Serbia. I was on the Serbians' side in that... Death to Islam, and all.

But once we engaged - fuck Serbia. Now it's us vs. them, and regardless of whether or not it's right, I don't root for my own countrymen to be killed by foreigners.

Traitor.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (fUqBx)

556 546 You'd think a guy from Seattle would know a 737 is NOT a jumbo.
Posted by: Joe Mama at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (OUkUA)

In his defense, he's an idiot.

Posted by: joncelli, entrepreneur at January 13, 2020 04:58 PM (RD7QR)

557 I also see China breaking apart in the next few years. I absolutely think Trump got the ball rolling. It looked invincible until someone proposed adding a few cents tariffs on their goods.

My guess is if Trump wins, he'll absolutely hammer China until it breaks, the current agreement is just window dressing so the economy doesn't crater in the next 10 months.

Posted by: Blago at January 13, 2020 04:59 PM (sjTfF)

558 Blaming Trump in writing is just providing historians with primary sources and proof of his accomplishments. The know-nothing Ben Rhodes media of course are unaware of this or they would shut up.

Posted by: Decaf at January 13, 2020 04:59 PM (xarPm)

559 I believe the Persians are fully capable of self-governance without any power vacuum to fill.

Furthermore, if Iran becomes a powerful, even moderately successful Western-ISH country, the transformative effect on the entire region will be unreal.

Just removing the negative effects of the regime as it is now would stabilize a large portion of the region.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 13, 2020 04:59 PM (qgUJH)

560 The collapse of the Iranian regime is nothing more than an October Surprise by the Trump campaign in order to win an election. Americans must reject such dirty politics and support a higher kind of discourse. One where we send pallets of cash to the Mullahs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 13, 2020 05:00 PM (wCmLp)

561 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (9Om/r)

There's a very good book about North Korea published in the mid-aughts, called Under The Loving Care Of The Fatherly Leader. There are a lot of defector interviews in there, but one always stuck out to me-- this guy grew up there during the 80s and 90s, raised on the secret police and propaganda and the lies about the rest of the world being full of howling barbarians and all that, until one day the thought popped into his head that whatever the outside world was like, *it could not possibly be worse than where he was*. So he escaped.

That's one thing that gives me hope for the future, even if just a little. You see it over and over again, people raised under these systems, no matter how much lying and BS the regime piles on there's a part of their minds that says, "No, this is bullshit and these people are lying."

Posted by: Vanya at January 13, 2020 05:00 PM (U7voe)

562 558
I also see China breaking apart in the next few years. I absolutely
think Trump got the ball rolling. It looked invincible until someone
proposed adding a few cents tariffs on their goods.



My guess is if Trump wins, he'll absolutely hammer China until it
breaks, the current agreement is just window dressing so the economy
doesn't crater in the next 10 months.

Posted by: Blago at January 13, 2020 04:59 PM (sjTfF)

Leave China be, more or less. Use their weakness as leverage for NK change and denuclearization.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 13, 2020 05:00 PM (1CjJc)

563 @40Glockaholic

The world is experiencing changes. People are awakening & are tired of tyrannical governments!
As the #IranProtests2020 & #HongKongProtests take place for freedom of an oppressive regime, here in the #USA we have our own protestors fiercely fighting #climatechange! Don't laugh!

https://tinyurl.com/u2nmhqm
Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 04:56 PM (cF8AT)
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Okay watched it twice. What's the gimmick here? Does the head of broccoli (the literal one, not the protesters) represent Mother Gaia, whom they are worshiping? Then it gets covered by an orange cloth, presumably representing Trump? And then they rip the orange off to save the planet?

WATF is going on? Are they aiming for 9+% on Rotten Tomatoes?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 05:00 PM (I2dne)

564
I believe the Persians are fully capable of self-governance without any power vacuum to fill.


I concur.

Iranians aren't quite as ignorant and as barbaric as Iraqis, after all.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (XCHfW)

565 Son in Law in Chair

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (cEsBM)

566

It is sickening to see the progs out there agitating for war while DJT is not. They seem to have this weird bloodlust.

I think DJT had some other underground methods underway that we timed with the blow up of that terrorist scumbag. I would estimate that had to have happened, seemed to be such a solitary act that insisted on a follow-through.

And this pisses off those idiot Dems even more.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (ikxxu)

567 566 Son in Law in Chair

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (cEsBM)

Now, now...be nice.

Posted by: IC at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (a0IVu)

568 I believe the Persians are fully capable of self-governance without any power vacuum to fill.

Furthermore, if Iran becomes a powerful, even moderately successful Western-ISH country, the transformative effect on the entire region will be unreal.

Just removing the negative effects of the regime as it is now would stabilize a large portion of the region.
Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 13, 2020 04:59 PM (qgUJH)

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This.

Iran is the State Sponsored Terrorisms Perado Principle.....

80% of the ME porblems are caused by these 20% asswipes.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (8XRCm)

569 So you're saying that it was the born again Baptist's affinity for religious fervor that fucked us?

*ducks*
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 04:52 PM (gd9RK)

I think it was the Iranian attack rabbit that really made Carter mad.

Posted by: tbodie at January 13, 2020 05:01 PM (TUUTu)

570 Heh.... my ...... intense dislike....... for the Peanut farmer is personal.

I had family in Iran when the Shah fell and they were literally on the last plane out of Tehran.



Hey, life works all kind of ways. Best college girlfriend was Armenian who grew up in Tehran and had to leave because one of the Shah's Rolls was in her uncle's garage.

So, no Jimmah Carter no Tina Ordoukhanian.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (gd9RK)

571

Aren't we way, way overdue for a hateful cartoon by Ted Rall?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (XCHfW)

572 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?



No. No one honestly can.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)

Wow!

That's like Hiroshima happened because Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand!
Like wheels within wheels dude!

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (88+cf)

573 I waved hello to my neighbor the other day as he drove by. He tried to wave back, and spilled his coffee in his lap.

He got so angry, he went inside and built a SAM and took down an airliner -- my fault.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (LWu6U)

574 People allowing the invaders into our country and the policy makers, NGO's, ect are responsible for more American deaths per year than these Iranian fucksticks. So I fully expect consistency in responses to the above parties as the Iranian leaders justly received. Drone on Donald. America and Americans First!

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (W0wjb)

575 Iranian female Olympian can't go along with the hypocrisy of the mullahs but Bro Fo Omar certainly can. It seems the American House of Representatives is the Iran regime's best friend while Trump takes the Iranian people's side.

Posted by: Decaf at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (xarPm)

576 Iran must outlast Trump. They're one of strongest forces against the thug in chief. Don't believe Trump's lies!

Posted by: No at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (yTbAq)

577
Who is that other hateful leftist "cartoonist?"

Gary Larson?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (XCHfW)

578 If you start Shooting missiles at night , you have the sole responsibility and should shut down your airspace and airports at least until morning.

The US FAA issued a NOTAM telling every US Carrier to stay the hell away from Iran, Iraq, and the surrounding waters because there could be further Iranian attacks against targets in the area.

The Iranians had four hours after they shot their missiles to ground all the commercial aircraft in their airspace. Four freaking hours. Or they could have told their AD troops to not shoot unless ordered to do so by HQ. They didn't. Their fault.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (+0uDE)

579 "Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)"

Trump should drone you next, fuckface.

Posted by: Chris M at January 13, 2020 05:03 PM (eAZVt)

580 When the Iranian regime falls will France again give asylum to the Ayatollah?

Posted by: Decaf at January 13, 2020 05:03 PM (xarPm)

581




NOOD



Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 13, 2020 05:03 PM (XCHfW)

582 Really odd that Trump is getting better results by killing the terrorists than by rewarding them with pallets full of cash.

Gotta be pure luck, right? I mean, giving money to your enemies is obviously the way to go. Obviously.






Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2020 05:03 PM (qUFPp)

583 He got so angry, he went inside and built a SAM and took down an airliner -- my fault.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (LWu6U)

=========

And can any of you honestly say it wasn't his fault? Any of you? I thought not.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 13, 2020 05:04 PM (NVYyb)

584 536 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

No. No one honestly can.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)
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The only people responsible for shooting down that plane are the people who shot down the plane.


You sound like a third grader: "But Billy made me do it!"

Posted by: WisRich at January 13, 2020 05:04 PM (G0vdT)

585 Posted by: No at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (yTbAq)
+++++++++++++
:: makes wanking motion ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 05:04 PM (I2dne)

586 Okay watched it twice. What's the gimmick here? Does the head of broccoli (the literal one, not the protesters) represent Mother Gaia, whom they are worshiping? Then it gets covered by an orange cloth, presumably representing Trump? And then they rip the orange off to save the planet?

WATF is going on? Are they aiming for 9+% on Rotten Tomatoes?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 13, 2020 05:00 PM (I2dne)

Who knows...they probably don't know. They're nuckin' futs.

Posted by: Tami at January 13, 2020 05:04 PM (cF8AT)

587 Dr. No I presume?

Posted by: Kazi , part Circassian at January 13, 2020 05:04 PM (0x00j)

588 > Gary Larson?


Surely not. Larson is The Far Side guy, and his strips were rarely, if ever, political (I don't remember them ever being political at all, personally).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2020 05:04 PM (qUFPp)

589 583 Really odd that Trump is getting better results by killing the terrorists than by rewarding them with pallets full of cash.

Gotta be pure luck, right? I mean, giving money to your enemies is obviously the way to go. Obviously.






Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2020 05:03 PM (qUFPp)

Now do the invaders and those sponsoring and paying for them to invade our Southern Border.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 13, 2020 05:05 PM (W0wjb)

590 Hey, nobody signalled me about being fired.

Posted by: AJ Hinch at January 13, 2020 05:05 PM (1s2j5)

591 Or they could have told their AD troops to not shoot unless ordered to do so by HQ. They didn't. Their fault.

Posted by: rd at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (+0uDE)

Or they ordered the shoot-down as part of their operation.
Occam's razor.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 05:05 PM (XzVUd)

592 > You sound like a third grader: "But Billy made me do it!"

Or an abusive spouse. "See what you made me do!"

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 13, 2020 05:05 PM (qUFPp)

593 573 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?



No. No one honestly can.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)

Wow!

That's like Hiroshima happened because Gavrilo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand!
Like wheels within wheels dude!
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (88+cf)

574 I waved hello to my neighbor the other day as he drove by. He tried to wave back, and spilled his coffee in his lap.

He got so angry, he went inside and built a SAM and took down an airliner -- my fault.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 13, 2020 05:02 PM (LWu6U)

==========

If evil Americans didn't have all those evil guns, this never would have happened

Posted by: Nanny Bloomberg and his billions of dollars at January 13, 2020 05:05 PM (+0uDE)

594 589
> Gary Larson?





Surely not. Larson is The Far Side guy, and his strips were rarely,
if ever, political (I don't remember them ever being political at all,
personally).


Garry Trudeau ....

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 13, 2020 05:06 PM (XzVUd)

595 Iranian chicks are hot.

Indeed they are. Some are total smokeshows.
---/---------
Hey sailor! Going my way?!

Posted by: Nassim Aghdam at January 13, 2020 05:06 PM (vbaSG)

596 Seattle Slough - The But I'm Five Effect

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 05:07 PM (qcIWB)

597 Nancy knows about people being in the streets for various reasons - Obama, Hillary and Susan Rice briefed on Benghazi and the turmoil caused by that video - this is probably the same even if Trump won't tell her.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 13, 2020 05:07 PM (e284m)

598 Revolutionary Guard has a lot of people to round up.
Have they put in orders for more cranes yet?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 13, 2020 05:08 PM (1g7ch)

599 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?


======
I'll take "trying to sounds Intellectual while actually being a jackass" for $2000, Alex

Posted by: 2009Refugee at January 13, 2020 05:09 PM (c5/jb)

600 SS is trolling based on the insane Law Professor Lawrence Tribe's comments with respect to "Proximate Cause". But he doesn't grasp that legally, Tribe's argument is idiotic, which any 1st year law school student could tell him.

Everything that ever happens leads to everything else, as the infamous anecdote about a Butterflies wings flapping in the rain forest relates. BUT, legally, how does one decide that one action clearly leads to another? This is called "Proximate Cause". The first leg of this is the "But For" test - "but for this happening, that would not have happened." This is what Tribe and SS are pushing, BUT - this, by itself, is virtually infinite. "But for my watch breaking, I would have been on time for my interview, and I would have gotten that job, and I would have had enough money to buy that new car, and I wouldn't have gotten into that car wreck when the tire blew, therefore the watch maker caused my car accident."

No. That is clearly madness, which is where the "Proximate Cause" test comes in. Common Law has always held that when there is an Intervening Cause - a Proximate Cause completely responsible for the harm on it's own, which takes place in time AFTER the contested action, then the Chain of Causation is broken. In this case, the Iranian commanders bad decision to fire was the ultimate Proximate Cause of the tragedy, and that was strong enough to break any causal links to any previous action, from a strictly Legal POV.

This is why Laurence Tribe is wrong, this is why his parrot SS is wrong.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2020 05:09 PM (Kpl3J)

601 The plane wouldn't have been downed after salami tried to threaten the embassy if he hadn't tarried to long out with his cohorts planning new attacks.
What was HE doing in Iraq? Wasn't his country.

I guess the probs love having embassyvworkers murdered by terrorists while they sit back and watch.

Posted by: willow at January 13, 2020 05:10 PM (BnNOg)

602 So...

On the night Suleimani was dealt with, the comments were fully FLOODED with what I can only assume were Iran-sponsored trolls.

There seem to be way, WAY less of them.

Another sign they are in trouble? Don't have the money to send the trolls?

Posted by: Moron Pundit at January 13, 2020 05:10 PM (qgUJH)

603 Meanwhile the CEO of Maple Leaf Foods in Canada says it's all Trump's fault and no one else.
MLF has plants in the US.
Oddly the CEO's last name is McCain.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 13, 2020 05:11 PM (VYwSh)

604 Allah Akbar should always be followed by our apologising for not handing over more cash

Posted by: willow at January 13, 2020 05:12 PM (BnNOg)

605 >>Posted by: Seattle Slough

Just how many "jockeys" have you been ridden by or is that a number you have lost track of?

Posted by: Aviator at January 13, 2020 05:12 PM (2cuLk)

606 Seattle Slug is just upset because his dogshit Goodell Football League team was eliminated yesterday. Too bad MLB and Goodell don't follow the NBA's lead in saying fuck that city in particular.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 13, 2020 05:13 PM (y7DUB)

607 mini jino bloomburger open to spending 1 billion to defeat PDT....no policy but PDT hate...yeah go with that. LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Mike can get it done!

That's his slogan. Mr Know it All. He would be the penultimate Big State technocrat, who would love the Big State (Deep State) apparatus and enjoy making it work for him. Worse than Obama, because he is smarter and more industrious. Obama was kind of sloppy and lazy.
An industrious little tyrant, Mr. Bloomberg.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at January 13, 2020 05:13 PM (vcOmj)

608 Probs always wringing their hands when a terrorist dies. It's uncanny.

Posted by: willow at January 13, 2020 05:14 PM (BnNOg)

609 >Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

Man, if it hadn't been for the those sadistic killers, the Wright Bros., all those people on that plane would still be alive!

Posted by: Boswell at January 13, 2020 05:16 PM (32YRo)

610 585 536 Can anyone here honestly tell me that this plane is shot down without us killing Soleimani?

No. No one honestly can.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 04:49 PM (luSNd)

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Can you tell me honestly that the plane would be shot down without an attack on our embassy in Iraq?

No. You honestly can't.

Posted by: MAGA at January 13, 2020 05:16 PM (tX6bg)

611 Still, the funniest scene out of Iran in the 1980's was Khomeini's corpse falling out of the coffin and being man-handled by the crowd of imbeciles.

Posted by: Archer at January 13, 2020 05:19 PM (gmo/4)

612 Pacifists are disgusting.

Posted by: klaftern at January 13, 2020 05:22 PM (RuIsu)

613
I just hope the Mullah' files on all the Democrat Scumbags through the years who've taken bribe money from them come out after (and if) their gov't falls.

Remember all the KGB files that were suddenly made available when the USSR closed up shop?

Honestly, it was shocking. Practically, every single "people's movement" around the world and in the US turned out turned out to be no such thing at all, but rather a Soviet run or financed operation.

And things that hadn't made sense before suddenly did.

S-o-o-o-o, our Middle East "policy" has been a dog's breakfast for ages with little of it making sense.

I'd love to see all of the Democrats and Media folk on the Murderous Mullahs payroll. I suspect a lot of #NeverTrumptards are on that list as well.

It will be glorious!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 13, 2020 05:32 PM (q57gj)

614 Tom Servo:

How dumb do you have to be to explain why we are on the same side of the proximate cause argument without knowing it? Answer: As dumb as you.

I clearly explained that the families of the passengers on that plane could not sue the US. I clearly explained that we are not the proximate cause (or legal cause) of that crash.

But we started shooting, which you are all accepting as justified. Why? Has this idiot of a president not lied enough times already? Did he not predict Obama was going to start a conflict with Iran prior to an election to drum up support? Is he not the more embarrassing president of our lives? Fattest since Taft. Less faithful than Clinton. Dumber than W. More petty than all of them put together.

Fuck off. We started this conflict. They shot down their own citizens by mistake as a part of their response to this conflict.

Deny that if you want. That doesn't change anything but simply confirms your dishonesty and lack of integrity.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 05:42 PM (luSNd)

615 Fuck off. We started this conflict. They shot down their own citizens by mistake as a part of their response to this conflict.


The buzz from the hive of independent thinkers is heard.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 13, 2020 06:08 PM (CbG28)

616 Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 05:42 PM (luSNd)

Fuck off you anti American , Islamic terrorist apologist.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 13, 2020 06:08 PM (qcIWB)

617 Ha! I posted a concise, specific legal argument, in very neutral language. Seattle instantly started cursing.

Thanks for confirming the win!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 13, 2020 06:13 PM (Kpl3J)

618 Deny that if you want. That doesn't change anything but simply confirms your dishonesty and lack of integrity.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at January 13, 2020 05:42 PM (luSNd)


Hello, Pramila Paypal, (Commie-Islamist) - WA, how is your day going?

You traitorous beyotch.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 13, 2020 06:26 PM (sy5kK)

619 Heard a couple of years ago that the birth rate issue is complicated. Much higher birthrate among ethnic Persians than among Arabs. If true, this is another ominous issue for the mullahs.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at January 13, 2020 06:37 PM (fikzx)

620 Clearly, Nancy Pelosi is guilty. If she hadn't tried so hard to impeach Trump, Trump wouldn't have felt the need to avenge the deaths of American and allied soldiers and the attack on the American embassy, which in turn led to the Iranian military shooting that plane out of the sky.
Nancy Pelosi now has more than a hundred deaths on her conscience. Hope it was worth it.

Posted by: PG at January 13, 2020 06:47 PM (Tt75g)

621 What is Michael Moore going to do now?

Posted by: DirtyDave at January 13, 2020 08:13 PM (yc3le)

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