Pages

10 comments

Jump to bottom
1 Romantic Heretic  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 9:22:57am

Not a surprise. Chaos is a great place to put a base of operations when you’re an international outlaw.

2 Destro  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:04:56am

re: #1 Romantic Heretic

I am just happy AQ and the State Dept are on the same side again. Just like old times……

3 Laughing Gas  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:12:32am

Well, this is the biggest, most violent conflict where Sunni Muslims are fighting and dying. Before it was Libya, now it’s Syria. It’s like a magnet for Al-Qaeda.

4 Robur  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:41:31am

Wow! I gotta’ get in on this, I wonder who will print their T-Shirts!?…………”.it sure is a pretty language”< Col.Sherman T. Potter

5 rosiee  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:34:08am

On the one hand Destro calls Hamas and Hezbollah freedom fighters, as to him Israeli’s are legitimate targets, yet the FSA are terrorists.
Strange fellah

6 Destro  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:45:30am

re: #5 rosiee

On the one hand Destro calls Hamas and Hezbollah freedom fighters, as to him Israeli’s are legitimate targets, yet the FSA are terrorists.
Strange fellah

I have never called Hamas and Hezbollah freedomfighters, dickhead.

I am pro Israel but against their settler led expansion into the occupied territories.

And I did not say the FSA are terrorists. The FSA are of course clearly allied with terrorists just like America is.

And I find it strange the neoconish types that are all up about Hamas and Hezbollah type of militants seem to excuse them away when it comes to similar types battling Assad’s regime. I guess the toss up is between fear of of Islamists or fear of nationalist Arabs and or Iran.

I am the only one here consistent in being against religious fundamentalist type militants even when they are on “our” side.

7 Destro  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:47:19am

re: #3 Laughing Gas

Well, this is the biggest, most violent conflict where Sunni Muslims are fighting and dying. Before it was Libya, now it’s Syria. It’s like a magnet for Al-Qaeda.

Americans always forget Iraq and Afghanistan…….

8 TDG2112  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 5:26:04pm

I think the take away Destro is trying to get at is it is good we didn’t fully commit to Syria. At least, that is what I’m happy about.

I’m surprised that nobody has tried to take the other side. From what I can tell there were people in the WH that argued for committing serious resources on the side of the rebels in order to deny Al-Qaeda and Jihadists a combat space to build up and train forces.

Personally, I think doing that would simply have masked those activities like they did in Libya. Committing western power behind “secular” forces might have dampened Al-Qaeda/Jihadi activities here, at least for awhile, but it wouldn’t have prevented it. And how much it would have suppressed AQ is questionable at best.

9 Destro  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 8:35:59pm

re: #8 TDG2112

I think the take away Destro is trying to get at is it is good we didn’t fully commit to Syria. At least, that is what I’m happy about.

I said it over and over again, Obama holding back from fully going “interventionist” is a good thing.

Also, I have a theory from years of State Dept watching that when it comes to foreign policy in many cases the president is dealing with a sometimes independent power structure filled with career diplomats who implement policy and then tell the president what they did and that he just rubber stamps it which is why we see almost no difference between presidents when it comes to American foreign policy.

With that said, Obama seems to have indicated that he is for limited direct military intervention (there was talk before of NATO no fly zones, NATO serving as the airforce for the Syrian rebels, etc).

I don’t know if we have special forces or Saudi paid western mercenaries from the Blackwater types in Syria and if they are there if they are there in a training capacity only or direct combatants.

And last but not least I am chiding a little in reminding people that from Afghanistan, to Bosnia, to Kosovo, to Chechnya, to Libya to Syria, there has been a history of the USA being on the same side as jihadis have been (and in the case of Afghanistan had a hand in bringing this jihadist element to the fore).

10 rosiee  Tue, Feb 26, 2013 11:41:42am

I’m not sure what Earth you live on Destro but it certainly isn’t the one where hundreds of Americans and their allies have died fighting Terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq, Dickhead.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Shiplord Kirel
Photos: Anti-JFK Protesters (Dallas, 1963)
In the early 1960s, Dallas became known as the City of Hate. The city was ground zero to many of the country's major right-wing figures--and, on the other side, to Lee Harvey Oswald. (The era is the subject of ...

4 hours, 23 minutes ago
Views: 75 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
nines09
Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD
So the title says it all. It's like standing on an island and declaring there is water on every side. It's like discovering rain is wet and falls from the sky. Fire burns. I could go on for hours. Yes ...

5 hours ago
Views: 91 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Indy GOP Refugee
U.S. Lawmakers Shut Out Californians With Secret Water Deals LA Times
That inclusive and generally open process stands in marked contrast to parallel talks currently taking place in Washington on a bill to -- well, to do what? We can't be absolutely certain, because a self-selected group of House members ...

8 hours, 47 minutes ago
Views: 165 • Comments: 6
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
Randall Gross
Slowly Back Away From the Microphone: Wash. Student Penalized for Disruptions, Not Preaching
A high school student has filed suit against the Everett, Wash., school district, claiming that the administrators of Everett High School unfairly suspended for proselytizing to his classmates. Michael Leal has retained the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a Religious ...

21 hours, 19 minutes ago
Views: 308 • Comments: 4
Tweets: 29 • Rating: 4
teleskiguy
“Chelsea Hotel” performed by Tal Wilkenfeld
I first saw Austrailian bass player Tal Wilkenfeld play with Jeff Beck (not live, mind you. On YouTube) and was amazed at her skills and chops. She was only 20 when she scored that gig. She's coming into her own ...

1 day, 6 hours ago
Views: 116 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 4
FemNaziBitch
History of Laws Concerning Immigration and Naturalization in the United States -WIKI
The United States Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787. Article I, section 8, clause 4 of the Constitution expressly gives the United States Congress the power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization.[1] Pursuant to this power, Congress ...

1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 215 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Lumberhead
Former Senator Jim Webb Launches Presidential Exploratory Committee
On Wednesday night, the former one-term Virginia senator and Navy secretary in the Reagan administration announced the launch of a presidential exploratory committee for 2016. While not a formal campaign committee, the move allows Webb, a Democrat, to raise ...

2 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 262 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 10 • Rating: 1
MichaelJ
COMFORTABLY NUMB - Peahi Nov 12 on Vimeo
Channel angle of the Nov 12th swell at Peahi.

5 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 395 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 2
Romantic Heretic
Money Makes Us Less Rational
Here's an interesting article on scientific studies that demonstrate how rationality and empathy break down is the presence of large amounts of money.

1 week ago
Views: 603 • Comments: 2
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality
Uncomfortable Xi-Abe Handshake Spawns New Winnie the Pooh Comparison
Asian powerhouses China and Japan have not been on the best of terms lately, following disagreements over who has claim to some islands -- and possible undersea gas and oil fields -- in the South China Sea. So perhaps we ...

1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 1,964 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 1 • Rating: 4
 Frank says:

Nobody looks good with brown lipstick on -- from The Real Frank Zappa Book