Leaked State Department Cable: The Syrian Government Likley Used Chemical Weapons Against Its Own People, Last Month

This was supposedly some kind of "red line" or something, wasn't it?

Yes, the article notes, it had been a red line.

Obama's got so much respect from world leaders.

He whacked OBL, you might have heard.

The cable, signed by the U.S. consul general in Istanbul, Scott Frederic Kilner, and sent to State Department headquarters in Washington last week, outlined the results of the consulate's investigation into reports from inside Syria that chemical weapons had been used in the city of Homs on Dec. 23.

The consul general's report followed a series of interviews with activists, doctors, and defectors, in what the administration official said was one of the most comprehensive efforts the U.S. government has made to investigate claims by internal Syrian sources. The investigation included a meeting between the consulate staff and Mustafa al-Sheikh, a high-level defector who once was a major general in Assad's army and key official in the Syrian military's WMD program.

An Obama administration official who reviewed the document, which was classified at the "secret" level, detailed its contents to The Cable. "We can't definitely say 100 percent, but Syrian contacts made a compelling case that Agent 15 was used in Homs on Dec. 23," the official said.

The use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime would cross the "red line" President Barack Obama first established in an Aug. 20 statement.

...

Many believe that Assad is testing U.S. red lines.

Has tested, present perfect. Don't they teach people grammar any more?

Likely Secretary of Defense and Chuck Schumer protege Chuck Hagel announced he would make it his top priority to "find out which Jews were behind this." He then apologized to Chuck Schumer and said he didn't mean all Jews, just the ones who control the world.

Posted by: Ace at 06:30 PM



Comments

1 Frist?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 15, 2013 06:22 PM (deKG5)

2 zombie thread?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 15, 2013 06:22 PM (deKG5)

3 What was the name of that chemical again? How much does it cost?

Posted by: Janet Napolitano at January 15, 2013 06:24 PM (+paCV)

4 Jennifer Griffin and, I believe, Sharyl Atkisson, had reported that once the pin was pulled, the chemicals would need to be used within something like 60 days before losing their effectiveness.

What was the first clue they might use them?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:33 PM (piMMO)

5 Syria. WMDs. Interesting. (And bloody.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:33 PM (nGO/U)

6 SCOAMF specializes in Red Lines.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 15, 2013 06:33 PM (aZ6ew)

7 We know more about this than Benghazi, go figure?

Posted by: Clemenza at January 15, 2013 06:34 PM (x59Gv)

8 Eggs, omlete. Some assebly required. - Things teh JEF would say.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2013 06:34 PM (hCB5V)

9 Leaked photo of Obama in WH Situation Room nodding in approval, contemplating similar actions against bitterclingers, asks his secretary to get Bill Ayers on the phone for further consultations.

Posted by: Special Agent Clarice Starling at January 15, 2013 06:34 PM (GgGgG)

10 LOL you're just making this up.

Blind rage!

Blind rage!

Posted by: Jackoff Frost at January 15, 2013 06:35 PM (StDOM)

11 Screw the state department this is not a leak , it is more corn too salt the deer in the headlights.

Posted by: Clemenza at January 15, 2013 06:35 PM (x59Gv)

12 Yes, we will have a WMD war in Obama's term.

Yes, they will blame Bush.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 15, 2013 06:36 PM (T0NGe)

13 Jennifer Griffin and, I believe, Sharyl Atkisson, had reported that once the pin was pulled, the chemicals would need to be used within something like 60 days before losing their effectiveness. What was the first clue they might use them?

Day 56?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2013 06:36 PM (hCB5V)

14 Gee, I wonder where those chemical weapons could have come from? Iraq? No way!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 06:36 PM (UOM48)

15 I was led to believe that Hillary was using this agent to treat inflammation in her swollen cankles.

Posted by: Fritz at January 15, 2013 06:37 PM (/ZZCn)

16 Ahem .. "do to" .. pot .. kettle

Posted by: Gerry at January 15, 2013 06:37 PM (yuhE/)

17
If the administration doesn't announce it, it didn't cross the red line, so..no harm no foul.



Maybe this is why Assad and family decamped to a Russian ship well offshore. Can't control the wind....

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:37 PM (1Y+hH)

18 Obama may have whacked...but it wasn't OBL.

Posted by: BignJames at January 15, 2013 06:37 PM (Sg0G/)

19 Barry's too busy focusing like a laser on gun rights here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 06:38 PM (UOM48)

20 Tomorrow your Presidente' is going to cross a Constitutional line and through that Marvel of justification , called executive action, try to force citizens too nibbble away their rights under the 2nd amendment.

Posted by: Clemenza at January 15, 2013 06:38 PM (x59Gv)

21 Where did Syria get chemical weapons from??????????/


hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 15, 2013 06:39 PM (tVTLU)

22 "17
If the administration doesn't announce it, it didn't cross the red line, so..no harm no foul.



Maybe this is why Assad and family decamped to a Russian ship well offshore. Can't control the wind....

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:37 PM (1Y+hH) "

Maybe Assad can't.


(Don't make Obama angry.)
(He is an angry, jealous god.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:39 PM (nGO/U)

23 Better make sure those Syrians don't have any guns.

Posted by: Prez B0 at January 15, 2013 06:40 PM (oUDps)

24 Glad someone got use out of them.

Posted by: Saddam H. at January 15, 2013 06:40 PM (deKG5)

25
I told you they'd test him!

Posted by: Joltin' Joe Biden at January 15, 2013 06:40 PM (vmBXJ)

26 Berry will piss off a lot of rednecks and hill folk tomorrow, maybe even some deer hunters from NC.

Posted by: Clemenza at January 15, 2013 06:40 PM (x59Gv)

27 I read somewhere that is was "only" white phosphorus in the bombs that caused the burns. Now I am not down playing using white phosphorus but it is not like it was sarin. Just saying for informational reasons

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 15, 2013 06:41 PM (9Bj8R)

28 We promised bold action and here it is -- we've removed Assad from our Holiday greeting card list.

No well wishes for you, bad guy.

Posted by: Hillary Cankles Clinton at January 15, 2013 06:41 PM (ccXZP)

29 Yeah, the libs laughed and mocked when there was aerial evidence of WMDs moving to Syria before we attacked Iraq.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 06:41 PM (UOM48)

30 18 Obama may have whacked...but it wasn't OBL.
Posted by: BignJames at January 15, 2013 06:37 PM (Sg0G/)
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Hey there BignJames, how'd you get the Big in your nickname?

Posted by: Reggie Love and Larry Sinclair at January 15, 2013 06:41 PM (M1feW)

31 Barry's a little preoccupied with white lines, IYKWIMAITTYD.

Right, Moocowski?

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 15, 2013 06:42 PM (ftdEt)

32 Hey, looks like Pakistan is kinda sort having a coup.

Supreme Court there just ordered the Prime Minister be arrested and some charismatic jihadi dude is leading some "revolution" march to overthrow the govt. Articles claim he's backed by the military and court system.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 15, 2013 06:42 PM (ZPrif)

33 Explosions kill 83 at Syrian university as exams begin.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 15, 2013 06:43 PM (deKG5)

34 Hagel demands Jews turn in their guns, 'for the children'...

Posted by: kg at January 15, 2013 06:43 PM (h1jk2)

35 Juan Williams is lowering my IQ just by listening to him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 06:43 PM (UOM48)

36 At least Sadam's WMD's aren't going to waste.

OK, I denounce myself. Gee, I'm doing this a lot lately.

Posted by: sTevo at January 15, 2013 06:44 PM (VMcEw)

37 "35 Juan Williams is lowering my IQ just by listening to him.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 06:43 PM (UOM4 "

Why is his name Juan, anyway? Is he a Mexican?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:44 PM (nGO/U)

38
19Barry's too busy focusing like a laser on gun rights here.

Which is something that he was hand-picked to do, Jane.
It's been a goal all along to disarm people.

Soros has always been anti-2nd Amnd....and has been on record as saying that "real change cannot happen in the US, untilguns are banned".

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:44 PM (fH4X9)

39 Posted by: Reggie Love and Larry Sinclair at January 15, 2013 06:41 PM (M1feW)

big salami was redundant

Posted by: BignJames at January 15, 2013 06:45 PM (Sg0G/)

40 Ugh, now I just heard from my colleague that it's supposed to be whiskey plus hot water that makes a hot tottie. Oh well, I'm sure this brandy can still be put to use.

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 06:45 PM (StDOM)

41 He said Assad.

Huh huh huhuhuhuhuh.

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at January 15, 2013 06:46 PM (StDOM)

42 -

Sigh.

I remember way back to the time before Scott Ritter was known to be a pedophile. Back when BBC wasn't known to be facilitating child abuse. Back when Syria's leader was referred to as some sort of chinless optometrist.

Now?

Bleh.

I'm going to watch an old Hitchens v. Scott Ritter debate. Maybe that'll pep me up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgLgBG7FVMs
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Posted by: BumperStickerist at January 15, 2013 06:46 PM (RuUvx)

43 "38
19Barry's too busy focusing like a laser on gun rights here.

Which is something that he was hand-picked to do, Jane.
It's been a goal all along to disarm people.

Soros has always been anti-2nd Amnd....and has been on record as saying that "real change cannot happen in the US, untilguns are banned".

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:44 PM (fH4X9) "

It's much easier to socialize and Socialize people when they are disarmed.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:46 PM (nGO/U)

44
Sorry... but getting all "faux-outraged" about one muslim killing a bunch of other muslims is sooooooo 2001.
I say to Assad: "you go girl!"

Posted by: Sam In VA at January 15, 2013 06:47 PM (YCvRs)

45 Soros has always been anti-2nd Amnd....and has been on record as saying
that "real change cannot happen in the US, until guns are banned".


Real change is measured by body count.

Posted by: Uncle Joe Stalin at January 15, 2013 06:47 PM (QKKT0)

46 We are sending in Anna Wintour to calm the situation, and redecorate the palace in Damascus.

But mostly to redecorate the palace.

Posted by: Hillary Cankles Clinton at January 15, 2013 06:47 PM (ccXZP)

47


No, because it makes sense with his older sister Mary and younger brother Al.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:48 PM (1Y+hH)

48 Who's been dorking my chicken?

Posted by: General Tso at January 15, 2013 06:49 PM (QKKT0)

49 Paging Barky, paging Barky, Barky please pick up the red phone!

Posted by: Killerdog at January 15, 2013 06:49 PM (Oi60j)

50 "47


No, because it makes sense with his older sister Mary and younger brother Al.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:48 PM (1Y+hH) "

:-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:49 PM (nGO/U)

51 If Soros wasn't filthy rich, I 'd suspect his own children would have murdered him with a claw hammer by now.

Posted by: Fritz at January 15, 2013 06:50 PM (/ZZCn)

52 Taking out a guy who's winding up to pitch a jar of chemical weapons at you would be an excellent use of an assault weapon.

.
.
.
Among others.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at January 15, 2013 06:50 PM (1OnZM)

53 We're in the Best of Hands. Our Sec. of State:

http://tinyurl.com/c62su5x

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2013 06:50 PM (UOM48)

54 Don't they teach people grammar any more?

No. That would be insensitive.

...and raaaaaaacissst.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 15, 2013 06:51 PM (jdt4D)

55 "54 Don't they teach people grammar any more?

No. That would be insensitive.

...and raaaaaaacissst.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 15, 2013 06:51 PM (jdt4D) "

The language is Progressing.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:52 PM (nGO/U)

56 repetitio mater memoriae

Posted by: Edible pedagogy at January 15, 2013 06:52 PM (I88Jc)

57 Don't they teach people grammar any more?

****

OMG! RUFKM?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:52 PM (piMMO)

58
43...It's much easier to socialize and Socialize people when they are disarmed.

What is that quote?

"An armed populous...are citizens. A disarmed populous are...subjects."

Something like that, I forget who said it though.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:52 PM (fH4X9)

59 Brazil arrived in the mail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_%28film%29

I watch every couple of years to review how our government is waging war against us US citizens.

It's prophetic.

Posted by: sTevo at January 15, 2013 06:53 PM (VMcEw)

60 Carney pushed the president’s plan for action over the status quo, paraphrasing a comment Obama made at his press conference yesterday as “if even one child’s life can be saved by actions taken in Washington, we must take these actions.”

_______________

Oh wait...

Posted by: tasker at January 15, 2013 06:53 PM (r2PLg)

61

I dunno, maybe that 3 week vacation in Hawaii might not have been a good idea.

But hey, it was a horrible idea when Bush did it! HORRIBLE.

HOOOORRRRIIIBLEEEE!

But now, the world's safe, because Barry is black, and everyone feels the same way about us now that Ann Arbor liberals do, we are now blessed...

Nothing bad can possibly happen now, now that we have a black guy running things.

Affirmative action soothes the savage beast, even blood thirsty lunatics who think Jews are pigs.

But hey, he didn't mean that!

What. The. Fuck.

Posted by: Rev Dr. E Buzz Yannoglanchie at January 15, 2013 06:53 PM (ApGOC)

62 What's with the stupid sign up pop up blocker on the link to the story? Ace trolling for FP?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 15, 2013 06:53 PM (wR+pz)

63 We are talking about the Ikhwan here. We are talking about Hamas-in-Syria. There are hundreds of millions of Sunni in the world and maybe a few hundred thousand Alawites and Christians left. Put it to majority vote in Syria and the Sunni won't need poisoned gas to wipe out the rest. The Hutu did fine with machetes.

Posted by: boulder hobo at January 15, 2013 06:54 PM (QTHTd)

64 Likely Secretary of Defense and Chuck Schumer protege Chuck Hagel
announced he would make it his top priority to "find out which Jews were
behind this." He then apologized to Chuck Schumer and said he didn't
mean all Jews, just the ones who control the world.

Jeebus. If we have to imitate some crapped-out European country, why does it have to be Germany in the 1930's?

Posted by: Minnie Rodent? at January 15, 2013 06:54 PM (S3rrR)

65 "58
43...It's much easier to socialize and Socialize people when they are disarmed.

What is that quote?

"An armed populous...are citizens. A disarmed populous are...subjects."

Something like that, I forget who said it though.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:52 PM (fH4X9) "

I think it went:

"A disarmed populace (and its pets) is lunch."

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:55 PM (nGO/U)

66 36 At least Sadam's WMD's aren't going to waste.

OK, I denounce myself. Gee, I'm doing this a lot lately.
Posted by: sTevo at January 15, 2013 06:44 PM (VMcEw)



Why? It's true.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 15, 2013 06:55 PM (jdt4D)

67 Stammering clusterfuck this guy is.

Posted by: toby928© at January 15, 2013 06:55 PM (QupBk)

68 26
Berry will piss off a lot of rednecks and hill folk tomorrow, maybe even some deer hunters from NC.


Seasons over, we're back to making shine.

Posted by: Billy Bob, The guy who drinks in SC at January 15, 2013 06:55 PM (wR+pz)

69 lemme know when Cantor wakes up

Posted by: akak at January 15, 2013 06:55 PM (eFroM)

70 Muslims killing muslims anyway they can, not a big freaking deal.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (ZOf1l)

71 Shumah is nothing more than a fucking kapo

Posted by: Avi at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (/ZEtn)

72 This might be the one time I agree with President Obama. If the weapons are just Syrian on Syrian use, it's public service (yes, I know it's awful what I'm saying as people are/will be killed). But whoever wins, they will not be our friend, no matter what we do for them. The best we can do is contain it and let it burn itself out and see if the survivors lose their taste for killing people rather than building a future.

Posted by: Bill at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (j7jlU)

73 "60 Carney pushed the president’s plan for action over the status quo, paraphrasing a comment Obama made at his press conference yesterday as “if even one child’s life can be saved by actions taken in Washington, we must take these actions.”

_______________

Oh wait...

Posted by: tasker at January 15, 2013 06:53 PM (r2PLg) "

Incredible.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (nGO/U)

74 Say??

These wouldn't be the wmd Russian "observers" spirited out of Iraq at the beginning of gulf war II would they?

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (CofEF)

75

That word "Likely" in the title raises a question.If weare capable of detecting emissions from such weapons, why the likely modifier?

Perhapstraces were detected, but not tied to any action/location. So the possibility of a work accident has to be included.


Just thinking out loud, me and the Merlot on an empty stomach.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (1Y+hH)

76 >>Soros has always been anti-2nd Amnd....and has been on record as saying

that "real change cannot happen in the US, until guns are banned".




Almost 70 million guns bought in the US since SCOAMF came on.

5 million in the last 2 months of '12. More than enough to arm both the Chinese and Indian armies by a million.

Yeah good Luck with that.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (aZ6ew)

77 48
Who's been dorking my chicken?


Posted by: General Tso at January 15, 2013 06:49 PM (QKKT0)

So now you are calling it dorking?

Posted by: The Chicken at January 15, 2013 06:57 PM (wR+pz)

78
51If Soros wasn't filthy rich, I 'd suspect his own children would have murdered him with a claw hammer by now.

I don't know how many kids he has...but he has ason whois already taking over the reigns for him, and talks like he is a clone of his father.
Same views, same position on policies.


Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:57 PM (fH4X9)

79 Winston Churchill, also, was "strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes". I'm more moderate than Churchill; I'll just approve it against MoBros leading an armed takeover.

Posted by: boulder hobo at January 15, 2013 06:57 PM (QTHTd)

80 I clicked on the Drudge link and it provided no info whatsoever.

Who was the reporter who mocked Carney today?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 06:58 PM (piMMO)

81 ....but he has ason whois already taking over the reigns for him, and talks like he is a clone of his father. Same views, same position on policies.

Is he a Nazi too?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 15, 2013 06:58 PM (GbIg3)

82 Carney pushed the president’s plan for action over the status quo,
paraphrasing a comment Obama made at his press conference yesterday as “if even one child’s life can be saved by actions taken in Washington, we must take these actions.”



Wellll, let's not go all extreme and stuff.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood, Inc. at January 15, 2013 06:58 PM (QKKT0)

83 Soros has always been anti-2nd Amnd....and has been on record as saying


that "real change cannot happen in the US, until guns are banned".


Wonder if there is a way to "accidentally" sneak his name on the terrorist list that brings about a Drone.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at January 15, 2013 06:59 PM (ZOf1l)

84 Hagel rhymes with bagel. So there's that.

Posted by: Schmuck Shumer at January 15, 2013 06:59 PM (BVkEs)

85 "72 This might be the one time I agree with President Obama. If the weapons are just Syrian on Syrian use, it's public service (yes, I know it's awful what I'm saying as people are/will be killed). But whoever wins, they will not be our friend, no matter what we do for them. The best we can do is contain it and let it burn itself out and see if the survivors lose their taste for killing people rather than building a future.

Posted by: Bill at January 15, 2013 06:56 PM (j7jlU) "

We could do better, but we've Progressed beyond that...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 06:59 PM (nGO/U)

86 Obama is more content to disarm his own citizens than worry about chemical weapons killing millions!

Posted by: kg at January 15, 2013 07:00 PM (h1jk2)

87 OT, but @JamieDupree tracking the Sandy vote

https://twitter.com/jamiedupree

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 07:00 PM (piMMO)

88 The only lines the Prezzy knows how to deal with are white ones.

Posted by: Grandmaster Melle Mel at January 15, 2013 07:01 PM (mjR67)

89 We're fucked.


First time I've ever typed that word on a public forum. Thanks, Obama.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 15, 2013 07:01 PM (l3vZN)

90 We're in the Best of Hands. Our Sec. of State:

I see from that pic that her drapes do match her carpet.

Posted by: iNC Ref at January 15, 2013 07:01 PM (uWzcG)

91 Why? It's true.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun
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This is my armchair analysis.

Posted by: sTevo at January 15, 2013 07:02 PM (VMcEw)

92 I don't know where this is, but they really like us:

http://goo.gl/1y1SS

Posted by: waldo at January 15, 2013 07:02 PM (H96hE)

93 Posted by: Grandmaster Melle Mel at January 15, 2013 07:01 PM (mjR67)
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Rang dang diggity dang dang

Posted by: Barky, Reggie Love and Larry Sinclair partying in the limo at January 15, 2013 07:02 PM (061ah)

94 Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 06:57 PM (fH4X9)

Soros is a world class prick and an anti-American progressive, but he is also very smart. I wonder if his son is as smart, or if he is simply a dilettante who will run the businesses into the ground.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2013 07:02 PM (GsoHv)

95
81...Is he a Nazi too?

He talks like one.
He's a real chip off the ole block.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 07:03 PM (fH4X9)

96 Kafranbel is in Syria.

Posted by: waldo at January 15, 2013 07:04 PM (H96hE)

97 JtC, potty mouth!

Posted by: sTevo at January 15, 2013 07:04 PM (VMcEw)

98 We're in the Best of Hands. Our Sec. of State:

http://tinyurl.com/c62su5x


Natalie Portman could carry that off. In fact, she did, in the Revenge of the Sith.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 15, 2013 07:04 PM (QKKT0)

99 Won't be the last time. The second term hasn't even started.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 15, 2013 07:05 PM (l3vZN)

100
Posted by: kg at January 15, 2013 07:00 PM (h1jk2)



All of Obama's worst enemies are citizens of the USA.



The rest are "distractions".

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 07:05 PM (1Y+hH)

101 Hi. Did anyone see this article?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ccxvnjz

I find this scary. TGF is actually scary. He is using Alinskite tactics on a geopolitical scale.

Posted by: Cricket at January 15, 2013 07:05 PM (2ArJQ)

102 Naughty contractions!

Posted by: Ear muffs over the eyes at January 15, 2013 07:05 PM (I88Jc)

103 Posted by: iNC Ref at January 15, 2013 07:01 PM (uWzcG)

Nice. And much appreciated on a gloomy news day.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2013 07:08 PM (GsoHv)

104
94...Soros is a world class prick and an anti-American progressive, but he is also very smart. I wonder if his son is as smart, or if he is simply a dilettante who will run the businesses into the ground.

Let's hope he's not as smart.
The kid has led a cushy life, and never had to work hard for anything...

But Daddy may just leave enough detailed instructions for him to follow, so that he will carry on quite well in his stead.
Too soon to know.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 07:08 PM (fH4X9)

105 Let 'em kill each other - fewer of them for us to have to worry about later.

Seriously - I'm tired of being outraged on behalf of people who just want to bash us and make us all submit to their way of life. Leave them alone and let them sort it out amongst themselves.

If they try to use that stuff on US citizens, let the wrath of God rain down on them until they understand that we aren't going to put up with that if they mess with us.

Otherwise, who cares?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 15, 2013 07:08 PM (ADnWI)

106 Wow, one blow after another to my sense of propriety. I could never be a low-information voter, but for the sake of my sanity I may have to become a no-information voter.

At this point, there remains no rational expectation that this tide will be stemmed, no rational expectation that America will abide as we have known it. My only hope now is that I may be able to keep my family above water.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at January 15, 2013 07:08 PM (IlZPo)

107 Well thank God they waited until after early November!

//Christ tingle

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (LRFds)

108 Posted by: Special Agent Clarice Starling at January 15, 2013 06:34 PM (GgGgG)

Holy COW that's a hash!

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (FsUAO)

109 The columnist wrote that “on matters related to the Palestinians the president seems to view the prime minister as a political coward, an essentially unchallenged leader who nevertheless is unwilling to lead or spend political capital to advance the cause of compromise."

Talk about the pot calling the kettle half-black.

Posted by: toby928© at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (QupBk)

110 "The doctors attributed five deaths and
approximately 100 instances of severe respiratory, nervous system, and
gastrointestinal ailments to the poison gas."


Believe about 1% of what you can prove. This stuff allegedly being used sure doesn't seem to be very effective. Sounds more like an irritant in the class of tear gas, and the deaths were simply the result of some individuals getting so much of it that they died of oxygen deprivation. This doesn't rise to anywhere near the level of Saddam Hussein's campaign against the kurds. Or Janet Reno's campaign against the Branch Davidians, for that matter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (673KB)

111 Far be it from me to make light of tragedy, not.

Agent 15 huh?
What's Agent 1, a Walter fart?

Posted by: DaveA at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (I3vTd)

112 they have a sign up wall and homie don't play that bullshit...

Posted by: Kaptain Amerika at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (a0o+l)

113 So, Assad used chemical weapons and the US goernment kept the lid on it. Why?

Because the first question would be "Where were they made?"

And the answer would be, "In Iraq, under Saddam."

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 15, 2013 07:09 PM (GoIUi)

114 105 Let 'em kill each other - fewer of them for us to have to worry about later.

Seriously - I'm tired of being outraged on behalf of people who just want to bash us and make us all submit to their way of life. Leave them alone and let them sort it out amongst themselves.

If they try to use that stuff on US citizens, let the wrath of God rain down on them until they understand that we aren't going to put up with that if they mess with us.

Otherwise, who cares?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 15, 2013 07:08 PM (ADnWI)

--Can Teresa get an "Amen"?

Posted by: logprof at January 15, 2013 07:10 PM (StDOM)

115 35 Jane D'oh,

That is his job ma'am.

It doesn't have to make sense it just has to drain sense from the victim.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:10 PM (LRFds)

116 Four more years of a sick tyrant...this gun grab is only the beginning. Where does it end?

Posted by: kg at January 15, 2013 07:10 PM (h1jk2)

117 Are there any Japanese on this thread? Then fuck off; this thread is ours!

Posted by: china at January 15, 2013 07:10 PM (ORGYc)

118 Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 07:08 PM (fH4X9)

Agreed.

I am however looking forward to the day Soros shuffles off this mortal coil.

He turned in his fellow Jews to the Nazis during the occupation of Hungary.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 15, 2013 07:10 PM (GsoHv)

119 “if even one child’s life can be saved by actions taken in Washington, we must take these actions.”

So when does the abortion ban go into effect?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 15, 2013 07:11 PM (ADnWI)

120 >>>Likely Secretary of Defense and Chuck Schumer protege Chuck Hagel
announced he would make it his top priority to "find out which Jews were
behind this." He then apologized to Chuck Schumer and said he didn't
mean all Jews, just the ones who control the world.


Hilarious.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 15, 2013 07:11 PM (4cRnj)

121 you know, maybe it was just bee feces. That's what people defending Saddam and N Viet Nam said

Posted by: mallfly at January 15, 2013 07:11 PM (bJm7W)

122 Nazi collaborator and convicted felon George Soros.

Posted by: AoSHQ Stylebook at January 15, 2013 07:11 PM (QupBk)

123 32 Flatbush Joe,


Another Ogabe win....

One, Two, Three? Muslim Nuclear Nations!

Ah ha ha.

//Da count

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:11 PM (LRFds)

124
"(GgGgG)




Holy COW that's a hash!"



Lots of G spots.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at January 15, 2013 07:11 PM (1Y+hH)

125 Hey, looks like Pakistan is kinda sort having a coup.

Supreme Court there just ordered the Prime Minister be arrested and some charismatic jihadi dude is leading some "revolution" march to overthrow the govt. Articles claim he's backed by the military and court system.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at January 15, 2013 06:42 PM (ZPrif)


Link?

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2013 07:12 PM (XvHmy)

126
105...Otherwise, who cares?

Barky has put our troops on the Syrian border.

About them...I care.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 07:13 PM (fH4X9)

127 You know, Ace, it occurs to me that if you really wanted to augment the hamster-food fund, you could sell vanity hashes, like FY/NQ or IM9in.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at January 15, 2013 07:13 PM (IlZPo)

128 We're in the Best of Hands. Our Sec. of State:

That's some foreign getup right? Or did she hire a Vulcan to make dresses out of the drapes?

Posted by: DaveA at January 15, 2013 07:14 PM (I3vTd)

129 Link on Pakistan coup:

http://nyti.ms/RZyrVG

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 15, 2013 07:15 PM (XvHmy)

130 >>You know, Ace, it occurs to me that if you really wanted to augment the hamster-food fund, you could sell vanity hashes, like FY/NQ or IM9in.

Comes with premium membership.

Was worth the money...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 15, 2013 07:15 PM (SUKHu)

131 Pakistan thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 15, 2013 07:16 PM (piMMO)

132 @126 Agreed - but is Barky going to send them in, or just issue a sternly-worded letter to the Syrians?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 15, 2013 07:16 PM (ADnWI)

133 "130 >>You know, Ace, it occurs to me that if you really wanted to augment the hamster-food fund, you could sell vanity hashes, like FY/NQ or IM9in.

Comes with premium membership.

Was worth the money...

Posted by: Mama AJ at January 15, 2013 07:15 PM (SUKHu)"

Heh.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 15, 2013 07:16 PM (nGO/U)

134 Posted by: Mama AJ at January 15, 2013 07:15 PM (SUKHu)

L. M. F. A. O.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 15, 2013 07:16 PM (GbIg3)

135 mama aj

you have an interesting hash....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 15, 2013 07:16 PM (GVxQo)

136 Lots of G spots.
Maybe his hash can meat meet mine?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2013 07:17 PM (ORGYc)

137 110 Alberta Oil Peon,

Possibly, of course it could have been deteriorating improperly stored weapon's grade material experiencing an attrition in potency.

Pity I do not have access to the friend I made in Maryland who was stationed at Ft Detrick and disabused me of my Anthrax fears definitively.

Not all NBC stays 7/7 potency.

Say that a gentleman lacked proper storage facilities for the stock of nice weapon's grade Antrax he'd acquired from the soviets.

Had I a chart of the deterioration rates of the "non existent wmd" from iraq and a datasheet I could reverse engineer attrition rate crossed with the conditions of storage.

Truth is likely somewhere between your hypothesis and mine.

regardless I want Obama held to the Bush "you said x and were wrong why are you not God?' standard by the fucking newsies.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:17 PM (LRFds)

138
118...I am however looking forward to the day Soros shuffles off this mortal coil.

He turned in his fellow Jews to the Nazis during the occupation of Hungary.


Yep.
And that was as a teenager.

As an adult, hehas engineered chaos in other countries...and bragged about how easy it was to do it.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 07:18 PM (fH4X9)

139 126 wheatie,

I'd save a place in your soul for our troops in Mali, our troops in Egypt, our troops soon to be back possibly in Pakistan if we are sensible and there is a jihadist revolt taking place and we want their candles..

If I spent the time praying for the troops their potential to face new harm merited I'd spend as much time praying as i did here posting at my "worst."

regards,
sven

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:19 PM (LRFds)

140 Coup in Pakistan?
Call in Team America. They'll stop it or destroy the country trying. Either way we win.

Posted by: Hard Right at January 15, 2013 07:21 PM (uhftQ)

141 We're in the Best of Hands. Our Sec. of State:

She doesn't look really drunk in that photo for some reason.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2013 07:23 PM (wAQA5)

142 140 Hard right,

You missed the new and improved version:

"Oh lord radicals are taking over Pakistan they might get nukes! I know let's loan them ours as well!"

//General manly Throw McMomjeans the hero of hole 19

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:23 PM (LRFds)

143
139126 wheatie,

I'd save a place in your soul for our troops in Mali, our troops in Egypt, our troops soon to be back possibly in Pakistan if we are sensible and there is a jihadist revolt taking place and we want their candles..

----------

I say a little prayer for them all, sven...wherever they are.

But I was simply replying to the question of --- 'Why should we care' about the prospect of chemical weapons being deployed in Syria.

The fact that we now have troops there, in proximity to those weapons...is whatI care about.

Posted by: wheatie at January 15, 2013 07:27 PM (fH4X9)

144 You missed the new and improved version:"Oh lord radicals are taking over Pakistan they might get nukes! I know let's loan them ours as well!"//General manly Throw McMomjeans the hero of hole 19
Posted by: sven10077
***********

I'm surprised he hasn't offered Iran some of our nukes as a good will gesture. After all, he's sure they have legitimate grievances against us that can be resolved with rational discussion.
Extra points for fitting in the effeminate throw, pants, and golfing obssession in one sentance.

Posted by: Hard Right at January 15, 2013 07:29 PM (uhftQ)

145 No one would ever use chemical weapons against his own people.

That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Zombie Saddam Hussein at January 15, 2013 07:35 PM (tBnjP)

146 Nice. And much appreciated on a gloomy news day.

That's more sarcasm right? I've got you figured out!

Posted by: iNC Ref at January 15, 2013 07:41 PM (ajk+Y)

147 64 Posted by: Minnie Rodent?

I just had a scary thought...

What if the Nazi's had not been NOT Jewpathic (my new word)?

Einstein and other luminaries their side?

Yikes.

Posted by: Bob, Person of Hench at January 15, 2013 07:46 PM (1efte)

148 Has tested, present perfect. Don't they teach people grammar any more?

Actually, is testing is correct. This will not be a one-time thing. It is going to continue.

Posted by: RkinRoanoke at January 15, 2013 07:50 PM (pxur/)

149 148 RkinRoanoake,

I'm taking notes furiously.

//Ogabe

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 07:58 PM (LRFds)

150 If a turd world dick crosses an imaginary red line and the media doesn't know it, did it actually happen?

What is the 'shelf life', i.e. how much time must pass from the event to it's eventually discovery is needed for the media to brush it off as a non event?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at January 15, 2013 08:03 PM (3RXFD)

151 our press sucks

they knew this in Israel when it happened

our tour guide told us about it and showed us the smoke from the Golan

our press sucks

Posted by: Thunderb at January 15, 2013 08:05 PM (Dnbau)

152 they knew about WMDin Syrain Israel when it happened. Everybody there knew. Common knowledge there. As common as knowing Kim Kardashian is preggo here.

Our press sucks

Posted by: thunderb at January 15, 2013 08:22 PM (Dnbau)

153 According to Wikipedia, guess who else had/used Agent 15?

"In February 1998, the British Ministry of Defence accused Iraq of having stockpiled large amounts of a glycolate anticholinergic incapacitating agent known as Agent 15.[5] Agent 15 is an alleged Iraqi incapacitating agent that is likely to be chemically either identical to BZ or closely related to it. Agent 15 was reportedly stockpiled in large quantities prior to and during the Persian Gulf War. The combination of anticholinergic PNS and CNS effects aids in the diagnosis of patients exposed to these agents."

So, maybe the Syrians are using Iraqi WMD's.

Posted by: sexypig at January 15, 2013 08:47 PM (dZQh7)

154 153 Sexypig,

Now you're getting the gag.

I and a majority of Americans watching cable news watched the Iraqi take the fucking things to Syria while we dicked around dotting Frau Botox and Searchlight Stalker's fucking wishlist of approval.

That "weak ass WMD" noise?

yeah that is because they are using iraq's poorly stored, "non existant" WMDs back when the PotUS was expected the be like God and 100% responsible for the entire fucking planet instead of just filler for ESPN's final four coverage.

Save freedom, don't burn the flag horsewhip a journalist.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 15, 2013 08:53 PM (LRFds)

155 Also, we are really only worried if the Syrians use them against Israel in some death spasm attack of Assad's.

Posted by: sexypig at January 15, 2013 09:41 PM (dZQh7)






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