YOU CAN ONLY GO SO FAR WITH IT …
Texas Gov. Rick Perry – the crony capitalist who was recently indicted in his home state on abuse of power charges – probably thought he was safely aboard the bipartisan bandwagon when he added to the recent rash of fearmongering over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
After all, there is no shortage of over-the-top rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C. with regard to this group (which is curious considering how recently our leaders were supporting them).
Anyway, during an address to the “neoconservative” Heritage Foundation this week, Perry alleged that ISIS fighters weren’t just planning to attack American targets from abroad – according to him, they’re already here.
“There’s the obvious great concern that, because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure, and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be (crossing),” Perry said. “There’s a very real possibility that they may have already used that (strategy).”
Surprisingly, the administration of Barack Obama viewed that statement as a “Fearmonger Bridge” too far.
“I’ve seen no indication that they are coming across the border with Mexico,” a top Pentagon spokesman told CNN. “We have no information that leads us to believe that.”
Ouch … “Fearmonger Fail.”
Here’s the thing: We don’t doubt that ISIS is actively trying to ramp up its attacks on American targets. Why shouldn’t they?
In fact we would humbly suggest that the elevated ISIS threat is due in no small part to America’s botched nine-year occupation of Iraq.
Does that make Perry’s assertion accurate? No … it just means that there’s no way additional military intervention is going to make us “safer.” It’s going to do nothing but provoke an attack … which may be what the fearmongers are hoping for.
Good lord, if that isn’t a pathetic attempt at diverting attention away from his felony indictments. Must be guilty as hell. Although, a majority of commenters here will surely buy it.
Why does anyone have to divert? Any and everything said about him hurts him terribly! The more exposure he gets – the more he looks like a salesman at Cavender’s.
Being a salesman at Cavender’s would require a modicum of intelligence. You’re giving him too much credit.
Actually all he has to do is take you to the boots, and tell you how good you look in them with a straight face, and a smile.
“You are a powerful and attractive man.” – Gene Simmons
lol I guess the glasses are for the Yankees.
He hasn’t figured out the Yankees yet. We’re still provincial (providential?) enough to believe that “four eyes” have *some* “book learnin’.” … and as long as they only read executive summaries authored by harried office boys, and only at night in the recliner with their slippers on, we figure it’s ok.
Not sure he tried to divert anything. He’s been on this subject for a long time.
So he’s not supposed to say anything about anything after an indictment? Especially one that isn’t going anywhere?
At least one rube is buying it^^^
no way additional military intervention is ever going to make us safer.
then why do wolves have teeth? HUH? ALL THE BETTER TO EAT YOU WITH!
Riddle me this, Batman… if war is such a bad idea, why are there 8 BILLION PEOPLE? We are so fucking SAFE that there are more people alive today than have died since the beginning of time!
Wow Sic, I guess the use of “could be” “may have” mean something different to you.
When I was in college, I would do or say whatever it took to get a girl to go home with me. With Rick Perry, he will do or say anything if he thinks that it will help his Presidential ambitions.
When I was in college, I would do or say whatever it took to get a girl to go home with me.
I was *way* more imaginative… she didn’t have to go anywhere! It’s all a smooth procession from looking, smiling, talking… a combustion of living water in the presence of desire!
It takes too long to go home.
Will you’re part of a lonely group. You, Ravenel and Ron Paul. I haven’t found a single elected official that opposes the attacks engaged so far. It doesn’t mean your wrong, but they can’t all be ignorant or crony MIC capitalist that oppose you.
You don’t have any understanding for those who support for bombing? They aren’t all profiting from the MIC. They’re not all ignorant sheeple lapping up MSM and political propaganda. You are throwing red meat to those who already agree with you, but not persuading anyone who disagrees.
For every action, there is a re-action.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time will save nine. We should’ve acted earlier in the Syrian civil war. You longer we wait the worse it will be.
Someone should have told Bush Jr and his neo-con brethren.
“Will you’re part of a lonely group;”
Says the man with no thumbs up.
People concerned with ‘likes’ are the loneliest of all.
If there’s nothing to fear, FITS, I BEG you to waltz your terrorist trusting @$$ over to Iraq, and tell ISIS you’re an American. I beg you, you ignorant son of a B!*ch…
Also: You were fairly tempered in reporting that Dumb@$$ indictment against Perry, but I see you recount it here as if it were legitimate. That just makes you you like the Stupid MoFo we see you as being, more times than not.
Being a liberal, and cheating like they do, just gives you too much un-earned power. And for one not able to articulate rationally and consistantly, you cannot resist signing on with the corrupt, to take the shortcuts. Typical and common.
Better watch out sport. There’s a group of ISIS beheaders, outside your front door…waiting for you to come out of your basement..RIGHT NOW!!!
How long do you figure a bunch if katana wielding ISIS members would make it, say in Saluda?
Yours’ and FITS’ granddaddy defended Hitler the same way. Ignorance, and idiots, – like you – cost lives. Obama is proving that.
The sure sign of a nutball: The Hitler references. You are cliché down to the core, little girl.
Calling you what you are makes one a nutball? Must be nice to be a radical and ignorant liberal.
Anyway: maybe stealing the name of one much smarter and more honest than you…and providing nothing but hate, like you do, never adding substance, may be the sure sign of a deficient Dumb@$$…Ring a bell?…LMAO…
Hey, I just realized Rick Perry is a walking target! Indicted felons can’t buy or carry guns! In Texas, that’s an invitation to get shot!
Just took a picture of your THREAT against Governor Perry and forwarded it to the proper authorities and his staff.
FITS just reported that Perry will be visiting South Carolina in the next couple of weeks and I have a civic duty to report such threat against his well being.
You fucked up.
I’m gonna TELL!
Fuck you, idiot! Paranoid retards beware: I gonna poke your mom with a ball bat. Send that shit in, punk!
Perry used to be a Democrat. He goes along to get along. He wants power. He loves the sound of his own voice. Just another rank chameleon politico. He’s a dime a dozen. Texas deserves deserves better.