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LW: …My first priority would be to defeat ISIS. I would bring in those who are fighting ISIS and coordinate those actions in order to defeat them. Once that’s accomplished, and very solidly accomplished, mind you – not like we did in Libya, where we unveil the largest arms depots in North Africa without leaving anybody to take care of them to include shoulder-fired missiles and other sophisticated arms. No, in Syria we should make sure the enemy is thoroughly defeated, and then, and only then, should we work on an interim government, probably including President Assad, and a more representative government of the Syrian people, which will probably mean that Assad has to go at some point. But let’s prioritize this properly and let’s take care of priorities in order.

I'm sure it is nothing you did

we had to destroy the hospital in order to heal it?

If not for Vladimir Putin, we wouldn’t know that the US government had two programs to arm and fund Syrian Islamists, and replace the regime of Bashar al-Assad with an Islamic state. Of course the public program was supposed to be concerned with training “moderates” and “secular” elements, but what we might call the “Pollyanna Brigade” never did get off the ground, and – after handing over most of their equipment to al-Qaeda – has now been officially abandoned by the Pentagon.
Ah, but the covert program is still around: that’s what the squealing over Putin’s bombing raids in Syria is all about. “Our” rebels – who are aligned with al-Nusra, the official al-Qaeda affiliate in that war-torn country – are being bombarded by the Russians, and the War Party is livid, not least of all because their covert program has been “outed.” As the Associated Press reports:...
No Justice, No Peace by --

That's how we know it was a war crime.

Pentagon calls Afghan hospital strike a mistake, seeks accountability
| Reuters

Gen. John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, has said the hospital was hit accidentally during an American airstrike. The Pentagon is carrying out an investigation, as are NATO and Afghanistan.

Pentagon to make payments to victims of U.S. airstrike in Aghanistan -

I still thought it was officially in the oops category

my bad

Longer than Caesar pondering to cross the Rubicon

It is clearly a stand alone building that I assume was well known

Recognizing Neocon Failure Shows Obama Has Come To His Senses:   
Information Clearing House - ICH

However, Obama is too strong for him. I read the interview as Obama saying that the neocon program has turned out not to be in America’s national interest. At the end of the Syria section of the interview, Obama says: “If in fact the only measure [of US strength] is for us to send another 100,000 or 200,000 troops into Syria or back into Iraq or perhaps into Libya, or perhaps into Yemen, and our goal somehow is that we are now going to be, not just the police, but the governors of this region, that would be a bad strategy. If we make that mistake again, then shame on us.”

The president is the most powerful person in the world if he does what they want him to do but in the loneliest exposed position if he doesn't

Lieberman himself suggests that proxy war and regime-change should proceed regardless of the so-called "nuclear deal" - with the 2009 Brookings report itself having stated that (emphasis added):
...any military operation against Iran will likely be very unpopular around the world and require the proper international context—both to ensure the logistical support the operation would require and to minimize the blowback from it. The best way to minimize international opprobrium and maximize support (however, grudging or covert) is to strike only when there is a widespread conviction that the Iranians were given but then rejected a superb offer—one so good that only a regime determined to acquire nuclear weapons and acquire them for the wrong reasons would turn it down. Under those circumstances, the United States (or Israel) could portray its operations as taken in sorrow, not anger, and at least some in the international community would conclude that the Iranians “brought it on themselves” by refusing a very good deal.

so we got to manipulate Iran so we can attack it because they are bad guys who won't do wrong

Syria: US Success Would Only Be the End of the Beginning:   
Information Clearing House - ICH

I would imagine the Russians would be very pissed off if we started using Chechens

Okaidi’s subsequent victory speech at Menagh proves that Okaidi, while on the U.S. government’s Syria support payroll, fought alongside and publicly praised ISIS fighters (calling them “heroes”), and presumably exercised some degree of operational command over them. There is no mistaking the documented facts of the Menagh campaign: in the summer of 2013 the rising Islamic State of Iraq and Sham and the FSA fought as one, with a unified command structure, which happened to have direct U.S. backing.

may be useless link warning

BEIRUT — American antitank missiles supplied to Syrian rebels are playing an unexpectedly prominent role in shaping the Syrian battlefield, giving the conflict the semblance of a proxy war between the United States and Russia, despite President Obama’s express desire to avoid one.

Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict? - The Washington Post

M of A - There Are U.S. Special Forces In South Syria

move along, no proxy war to see here

I don't know Yuan is prolly a very clever guy.

going with the meme not inferring anything about anyone

How to Spy the 9/11 Lie | Dig Within

Everything is theater. You are either an actor in the theater (and in almost every case, you are "the mark" 99% of the time) or you are in the audience. Being in the audience is fun. You can watch the illusion unfold in everything around you. You can admire the production quality. You can laugh at the things you find funny. The more illusions you train yourself to observe, the more fun you will have. Spot the illusion in everything. Appreciate the art of it. Appreciate the magic created by all the humans around us as they try to get us into their imaginary worlds and vision.

Altucher Confidential - Ideas for a World Out of Balance

quote is in his book relating as a kid getting ripped off by a 3 card monte scheme

sorry sir that currency expired last week

For instance, $100 in the bank would be worth only $98 after a certain period.

Because of this controversial feature, the Fed is not likely to be the first country that tries negative rates in a major way, Kimball said.

But the benefits are tantalizing, especially given the low productivity growth path facing the U.S.

With negative rates, “aggregate demand is no longer scarce,” Kimball said.

poignant may be a better word imo if things don't continue the way they are 'suppose to'

just reading some of his stories. He is optimistic in a 'dark' way

I linked it because most people's wealth that I know is mainly tied up in their homes

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I think a large portion of the middle class is counting on this 'investment'

intel has a popup in my email that won't close covering my first ten items

Pitchforks and Torches

Hubble sees an aging star wave goodbye

I wonder where the alien civilization moved

prolly to our star neighborhood ruining property values Shakes Tiny Fist of Fury


Saturday Summary October 10, 2015

thinks we stand a good chance of getting hit in the next two years

that wasn't suppose to be Is economists researching replicants? Usually not

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: TPP and Free Trade Canadian Style

oh, canada

Clear evidence comes from America’s giant neighbor, Canada, whose ag minister announced his dairy and poultry farmers will be compensated for “any losses” caused by TPP before the deal was even signed. It confirms Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz’s long-held belief that free trade deals are “managed trade agreements, tailored for corporate interests…
Read more at Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: TPP and Free Trade Canadian Style

The parallels with Wall Street don’t stop there. By week three of this football season, it became clear that only a small group of elite players won consistently taking home the vast majority of the available money, while everyone else got squat. ESPN had to disclose that one of its supposed daily fantasy “experts” was, in fact, a paid spokesman for DraftKings. Finally, this past weekend, it came out that an employee of DraftKings was possibly using inside information on ownership and lineup data to place bets at rival company FanDuel. That employee took home $350,000 on a $25 bet, sparking a series of revelations from both companies—they released a joint statement on Tuesday—that some of their biggest winners were, in fact, employees of the other company

Where Fantasy Sports Meets Stock Market Scams | The New Republic

In California, Electric Cars Outpace Plugs, and Sparks Fly -

The bad moods stem from the challenges drivers face finding recharging spots for their battery-powered cars. Unlike gas stations, charging stations are not yet in great supply, and that has led to sharp-elbowed competition. Electric-vehicle owners are unplugging one another's cars, trading insults, and creating black markets and side deals to trade spots in corporate parking lots. The too-few-outlets problem is a familiar one in crowded cafes and airports, where people want to charge their phones or laptops. But the need can be more acute with cars '-- will their owners have enough juice to make it home? '-- and manners often go out the window.
In the moments after Don Han plugged in his Nissan Leaf at a public charging station near his Silicon Valley office one day this summer, he noticed another Leaf pull up as he was walking away. The driver got out and pulled the charger out of Mr. Han's car and started to plug it into his own. Mr. Han stormed back.
''I said, 'Hey, buddy, what do you think you're doing?' And he said, 'Well, your car is done charging,' '' Mr. Han recalled. He told him that was not the case, put the charger back in his own car and left ''after saying a couple of curse words, of course.''

the pre ad was

does your man cave smell?

there seems to be a narrowness of thought with generalizing any group to me.

not that i haven't done it often

maybe you have not met anyone you like because you have a preset functional belief about them

what if you used race in that sense instead of political affiliation?

now if you happen to like black coffee it is certain that you are a psychopath