ONCE AGAIN AMERICA IS ARMING EVERYBODY IN THE NEW “WAR ON TERROR”
There’s a post up from Michael Isikoff – we found it over on Yahoo! News – which exposes the sheer and utter inanity of U.S. foreign policy.
And yes … we meant to say “inanity” not “insanity,” although American foreign policy is totally insane, too. Like … in the membrane.
Anyway, Isikoff’s story is about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the inroads it’s been making in Iraq – where U.S. forces are currently conducting airstrikes in an effort to keep them away from vital oil fields in the region.
Of interest in Isikoff’s report? A line in which U.S. counterterrorism officials say ISIS has scored what they call a “significant” arsenal of U.S. weapons – “including hundreds of tanks, heavily armored Humvees, assault rifles, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.”
The sources add this cache of weapons makes ISIS “the most potent military force” of any terrorist organization in the world.
We’ve said repeatedly “it’s hard to get killed where you ain’t” in reference to America’s oil-centric global interventionism, but it’s also hard to inadvertently arm militants in countries where you don’t abandon huge stockpiles of weapons.
Yet another unintended consequence of America’s “liberation” of Iraq, right?
ISIS hasn’t had to steal weapons in Syria – America has been gladly forking them over. Hell, our politicians have even posed for pictures with ISIS fighters in Syria.
Now, terrorism experts tell reporters they are “seeing an expansion of (ISIS) external terrorist ambitions.”
“As it carves out territory (in Iraq), it wants to go beyond that and do attacks outside,” one said this week.
Great … which of course is precisely the sort of rhetoric that gets warmongering politicians like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham in a fearmongering tizzy, which in turn results in fresh interventions. Which in turn results in the cycle repeating itself.
Is there to get off this multi-trillion dollar merry-go-round?
That’s what we wanna know …
Before we quit, we should give ISIS the stuff Homeland Security is giving to our trigger-happy cops.
We already have given them some of it – not by intent but due to the fact that the Iraqi Army has a spine of cooked vermicelli.
Maybe so, but we should have planned for “shit” to happen, not blue skies.
Even Light Colonels should know that.
Correct you are sir and we staff weenies warned of exactly that five years ago.
Why not infect them w/ crack, you Dumb@$$#$ want to make legal???…Don’t you ignorant Son-of-a-B!t*h#$ tell us that’s what Reagan did to LA???…or was it AIDS he took you Fools out with?…LMAO…
Or we could just send your nasty ass down there and you could give them something to have them preoccupied with standing in line waiting for penicillin shots.
FITS has to be happy. Hundreds of men were murdered today and the women/children kidnapped by ISIS for not converting to ISLAM. They had just come off the mountain that Obama said was no big deal-not a crisis.
infect them w/ crack
you mean modify the ebola virus with the crack gene and release it in Mosul? GENIUS!
Mosul? those are your allies. Why would you kill people you align yourself with, because they hate America as much as you do?
You’d much rather kill the Christian Church or heterosexual, Southern White Men, wouldn’t you?
You are a vestigial ape.
Y’all hate when I hit the nail on the head, don’t you???…LMAO… You’re not used to be told what you are….
Why? To kill Christians? What is it with you and threatening people with physical violence that you disagree with?It is getting old especially with the ability of ‘hackers’ today.
Did you have a pair of binoculars surgically implanted in your face backwards?
The media (and you liberals) would never get it wrong in its attempt to bash America (see Ferguson)…Would you???
Also: FITS is going Ape-$#!* trying to distract from the total F*#k up Iraq is: Because Obama did EXACTLY what Liberal-Tarians told us, we should do..
And Obama and FITS now look like the biggest idiots in the world. Evil will fester. You kill it (not babies) when its in its infancy…if you don’t – it kills exponentially…
FITS you are a F*#king dumb@$$. But you – because Sanford can get elected – think you are smarter than er’body else. Obama has proven you Stupid. Accept it.
Yeah, like the military leaves tanks laying around. If they were left, they are stripped of everything and/or destroyed.
Not so much, what ISIL has captured is equipment we sold to Iraq under or military sales program (for a penny on the dollar). Much of it is (or was) in good shape when we handed it over. Mostly they got armored vehicles and trucks and a few weapons systems above small arms.
Texas Governor Rick Perry indicted…….now if only Haley
Perry is laughing.However if the DNC/Sheheen can ‘funnel’ ‘traitor’ Tommy Ervin-Williams another 3.5 MILLION for his ‘2%’ campaign , in my opinion, ANYTHING is possible.That is a lot of money in SC-even in politics.
Damn right! Somehow ‘traitor’ Tommy Ervin-Williams has turned $108,000 out of a 401/k/IRA(?) into 3.5 MILLION $$$$$$. Appears to be personal loans or the old lady’s money according to ‘thestate’. Is it?
Are you just nuts or what??
Nuts? Me? Hardly? Hey I saw your Democrat Party friends looting and burning down Ferguson again last night. Or was that ISIS? Same character.
First comment I have ever seen you make on FITS that is not race baiting. Proud of ya.
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2005)
From “wiki”-Tom Ervin.I thought this lying SOB was a ‘self-identified independent Republican card carrying REPUBLICAN’ …..LMAO!!!!!?????
Texas Gov. Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power for veto threat
A grand jury has indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry for abuse
of power after the governor allegedly carried out a threat to veto
funding for public corruption prosecutors in the state.
Perry, a potential 2016 presidential hopeful and 2012 Republican
presidential candidate, is the first governor of Texas to be indicted in
nearly a century.
A special prosecutor spent months calling witnesses and presenting
evidence that Perry broke the law when he promised publicly to nix $7.5
million over two years for the public integrity unit, which is run by
Travis County District Rosemary Lehmberg’s office. Several top aides to
Perry appeared before grand jurors in Austin, including his deputy chief
of staff, legislative director and general counsel. Perry himself
wasn’t called to testify.
Mary Anne Wiley, general counsel for Perry, said in a statement that the governor’s actions were allowed under the law.
“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority
afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution,” she said. “We
will continue to aggressively defend the governor’s lawful and
constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.”
Perry was indicted by an Austin grand jury on felony counts of abuse
of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. Maximum
punishment on the first charge is five to 99 years in prison. The second
is two to 10 years.
The Texas Democratic Party called on Perry to resign after the
indictment was announced, calling the situation “unbecoming” of a Texas
“Governor Rick Perry has brought dishonor to his office, his family
and the state of Texas. Texans deserve to have leaders that stand up for
what is right and work to help families across Texas,” Texas Democratic
Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said in a statement.
Perry said Lehmberg, who is based in Austin, should resign after she
was arrested and plead guilty to drunken driving in April 2013. A video
recording made at the jail showed Lehmberg shouting at staffers to call
the sheriff, kicking the door of her cell and sticking her tongue out.
Lehmberg served about half of her 45-day jail sentence but stayed in
office, despite Perry’s assertions that her behavior was inappropriate.
Perry eventually carried out his veto threat. No one disputes that he
is allowed to veto measures approved by the Legislature, including part
or all of the state budget.
However, the left-leaning Texans for Public Justice government
watchdog group filed an ethics complaint accusing the governor of
coercion since he threatened to use his veto before actually doing so in
an attempt to pressure Lehmberg to quit.
The indictment is the first of its kind since 1917, when James “Pa”
Ferguson was indicted on charges stemming from his veto of state funding
to the University of Texas in effort to unseat faculty and staff
members he objected to. Ferguson was eventually impeached, then resigned
before being convicted — allowing his wife, Miriam “Ma” Ferguson, to
take over the governorship.
In office since 2000 and already the longest-serving governor in
Texas history, Perry isn’t seeking re-election in November. However, the
ongoing criminal investigation could mar his political prospects as he
mulls another run at the White House, after his 2012 presidential bid
Lehmberg, a Democrat, faced pressure from other high-profile
Republicans in addition to Perry to give up her post. Her blood-alcohol
level was nearly three times the legal limit for driving, and she
eventually served about half of a 45-day jail sentence.
Meanwhile, the jail video led to an investigation of Lehmberg by a
separate grand jury, which decided she should not be removed for
Lehmberg oversees the office’s public integrity unit, which
investigates statewide allegations of corruption and political
wrongdoing. Perry said he wouldn’t allow Texas to fund the unit while
Lehmberg remained in charge. He used his line-item veto power to remove
funding for the unit from the Texas budget.
Perry and his aides say he didn’t break any laws.
“The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto power
afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution, and we remain
ready and willing to assist with this inquiry,” spokeswoman Lucy Nashed
said in April, after the grand jury was convened in the case.
Ahhh Haley was just with him rasing money..
You liberals are about as F*#king ignorant as they come. Did you see the video of that drunken and hideous Democrat, hag he wanted removed. Perry was 100% right, and he had the right to veto the $7.5 million in taxpayer money that crooked B*t*ch was trying to steal.
In a state, or a country, where the responsible LAW is indicted, while the Drunken, corrupt and incompetent walk free, it may be about time for US to start disobeying the law that protects S#!t like you….. We have practiced restraint…but there comes a breaking point. And Stupid F*#ks like you are pushing your luck. How much longer do you get a pass, w/o paying for your ignorance and bravado?
Let me guess. There is no way that this is Bush’s fault. Why did we invade Iraq, again? Oh yeah, I remember. Thanks a lot Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz. Someone said about Iraq, “If you break it; you own it.” Everyone in the GOP mocked him.
We should either get ready to fight a serious war to win and occupy Iraq, Syria, Iran, and so on like we have occupied Germany, Japan, South Korea and so forth for the last 50 year; or get out, leave them to their own devices for at least 30 year.