Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on September 12, 2013 by Allahpundit

On Thursday, Sept. 12, when Russian and American diplomats came to the negotiating table in Geneva, the Russian side came in with the upper hand. The previous night, they had sent Washington a proposal for dismantling Syria‘s stockpiles of chemical weapons. According to the Russian diplomat Alexei Pushkov, who discussed the outlines of the proposal with TIME, it includes several complicated phases and gives Syria a leading role in the destruction of its own chemical arsenal. The American side, meanwhile, has one trump card in these negotiations — the threat of a military strike against Syria. But Russia seems ready to call that a bluff. “If the US wants to play the main fiddle here, let them go ahead and occupy Syria like they did Iraq or destroy it from the air like they did in Libya,” says Pushkov, who is the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of Russia’s parliament, the State Duma. “Those are their only two options for taking the lead at this point.”…

But regardless of its final phase, the proposal would clearly give Syria substantial control over the process at every step. The role of the U.S. would be much more modest, says Pushkov. “As one of the leading powers in the world, they will of course influence this process,” he says. “But all of this will be done on Syrian territory. So either Obama has to put boots on the ground, occupy Syria and destroy the weapons himself, or he has to accept the necessity for negotiations with the Syrian government through the mechanisms of the United Nations.”

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Well these are the fruits of a completely incompetent, epically incompetent foreign policy, diplomacy by Obama. Here is the president of the greatest democracy on earth being lectured, insulting really, in an American newspaper about human rights, about international law, about the protection of the elderly and children in wartime. I mean the chutzpah of writing that by a KGB thug whose last adventure in the world was to invade Georgia, detach two of its provinces and declare them independent, and who for the last decade has been supplying Assad, who we are essentially calling a war criminal, with huge amounts of weaponry including the elements of poison gas.

What we’re seeing here is Putin so confident of himself after Obama had to acquiesce to this face-saving negotiation that he could actually engage in this. It’s an index of how Obama has been played and continues to be right now in Geneva.

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At dinner the other night, perusing the debacle that is Syria, a German friend observed: “It’s the post-American world — and that means chaos.” We were joined by John Kornblum, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, whose verdict was similar: “What you’re seeing is the steady break-up of the postwar system.”…

The sight of a president who draws a red line on chemical attack and then says “I didn’t set a red line” (the world did); who has Kerry plead a powerful case for military action only to stall; who defers to Congress but seems happy enough with Congress ambling back into session more than a week later; who notes that for “nearly seven decades the United States has been the anchor of global security,” and then declares “America is not the world’s policeman” — the sight of all this has marked a moment when America signaled an inward turn that leaves the world anchorless…

In Berlin, which survived as a free city because of a U.S. red line, the change has been noted. It has also been noted in Tehran, Moscow, Beijing and Jerusalem.

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“Isolationism” is the lazy term often applied to the attitude now found among Democrats and Republicans alike. It is true that the US has a history of periodically withdrawing into its own vast continental indifference, as it did after the first world war. But this time feels different

I am writing this column on the 12th anniversary of the 11 September terrorist attacks which launched the US into that decade of war – justifiably, in the immediate response to al-Qaida in Afghanistan, unjustifiably and disastrously in Iraq. This is a very different America now.

Maybe after some years spent putting its own house in order it will come back as the – for all its many faults and hypocrisies – indispensable anchor of some kind of liberal international order. Yet given not just its structural domestic problems but above all the changing global power constellation around it, I doubt it. To the many critics and downright enemies of the US in Europe and across the globe, I say only this: if you didn’t like that old world in which the US regularly intervened, just see how you like the new one in which it does not.

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For more than a decade — after he replaced Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin and even during the time he had to serve as prime minister under his protege, Dmitry Medvedev — Russian President Vladimir Putin has systematically and consistently pursued a policy that can be labeled the Putin Doctrine. In a nutshell, Putin seeks to renew Russia’s status and influence in both regional and global politics and make the Russian Federation a great power again. To achieve this goal, he challenges and subverts America’s posture and interests, relying on three main components…

In the beginning of his presidency, Obama sought to “reset” relations between Washington and Moscow. He even revised some controversial plans to deploy missile systems in Eastern Europe as a trust-building measure designed to appease Putin. Yet the fundamental objectives of the Putin Doctrine made these American gestures ineffective and, in fact, only bolstered Putin’s determination and tenacity.

Putin believes that the U.S. is economically and politically declining and that it is socially degenerating. Indeed, Putin sees the wariness among the American people and their political representatives in the case of Syria and thinks that this is more proof of U.S. weakness and indecisiveness amid Russia’s growing power and influence.

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The speech was left to encompass a contradiction. The president wished to reassert his credibility while engaging in a forced concession. So the beginning and end were an argument for limited military strikes based on an appeal to American exceptionalism. The rest was an explanation of why such action would not be forthcoming — and is no longer likely. A strike Obama could not effectively justify even with videos of gassed children will not be justified by news of a stalled or inconclusive inspection process.

The resulting message was boldly mixed. Assad is a moral monster — who is now our partner in negotiations. The consequences would be terrible “if we fail to act” — which now seems the most likely course. America “doesn’t do pinpricks” — especially when it does not do anything. “The burdens of leadership are often heavy” — unless they are not assumed…

[T]his remains a sad moment for the United States. We have seen a Putin power play, based on a Kerry gaffe, leading to a face-saving presidential retreat — and this was apparently the best of the available options.

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Putin’s piece is aimed at influencing American public opinion for the purpose of undermining the effectiveness of American power. It deviously reinforces both dovish and hawkish arguments against the administration’s Syria policy. It reminds the doves that military action against Syria goes against everything they believe–and that Obama as a candidate claimed to believe. It reminds the hawks that Obama has shown no inclination or capacity to lead a serious military effort…

Putin doesn’t take his readers for idiots, he takes Obama for a fool–a bumbling improviser who can be rolled by appealing to his vanity and his short-term political needs, and whose actions have no broader purpose. Even the New York Times editorial page acknowledges that last point: “The [Tuesday] speech lacked any real sense of what Mr. Obama’s long-term or even medium-term strategy might be, other than his repeated promise not to drag a nation fed up with wars into a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ fight.”…

Because America is so much mightier than Russia, the American presidency is a much stronger position than the Russian presidency. But a strong man in a position of weakness, if he is ruthless about taking advantage of his adversary’s vulnerabilities, can get the better of weak man in a position of strength. Saul Alinsky understood that, and so does Vladimir Putin.

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Vladimir Putin rose to power because of his service in the KGB, which in the 1970s was trying to exploit and manipulate the American antiwar movement. We know that while Kerry and others on the left were comparing American troops to Genghis Kahn and throwing their medals away, the KGB was working overtime to infiltrate antiwar groups and overtly propagandizing with the same messages embraced by American liberals.

Kerry has certainly changed his tune. It would appear that Putin has not

Putin was doing exactly what his bosses at the KGB showed him back in the day, especially when it comes to Democrats: tug at the pacifistic heartstrings of the left when trying to hamstring an American adversary at the negotiating table.

Kerry begins his negotiations with his Russian counterpart today, and any idea that the US was going to strike has evaporated. Obama is inert, rendering Kerry’s threats empty. As Putin’s op-ed shows, the old game can still be quite effective.

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What the president’s supporters are hoping for at this point is the same thing we all want—for the good foreign policy fairy to save President Obama (and the country) from the ugly and humiliating trap of a Syria policy he so carefully designed for himself. Luck matters, and America’s structural position in world affairs is so strong that we often manage to extricate ourselves from nasty scrapes with far fewer bruises than our enemies and rivals would like to inflict.

But even the administration’s most ardent supporters at this point must know in their heart of hearts that President Obama’s chances of being ranked as one of our great foreign policy presidents are not very high—and they are melting faster than a Himalayan glacier in an IPCC report. Like Blanche DuBois in a “Streetcar Named Desire”, President Obama has worked himself into a position in which he must depend on the kindness of strangers like Vladimir Putin. It didn’t work out very well for her; let’s hope that President Obama (and the country he leads) can somehow escape the full price of our Syria clusterfarce.

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The fact that Putin is not the most credible messenger when it comes to the rule of law or pacificism is one thing, but this has always been his strength: taking words and concepts with generally agreed upon meanings—laws, elections, constitutions—and redefining them for his own strategic benefit, and then cloaking himself in their legitimizing powers.

And if the last week has shown us anything, it is that there is one man in the game who has a strategy, and it is not Obama. So far, Putin has played it all right, and accomplished two goals: standing up to U.S. aggression, which will play nicely at home, and keeping Assad in power. Obama will maybe accomplish one—getting Assad to give up his chemical weapons—if he’s lucky. The other one—getting Assad out—well, we’ll just walk that one back, won’t we. And in terms of addressing the people, well, Putin’s now addressing yours, Mr. President.

So if you’re keeping score this week, here’s the tally: Putin 2, Obama 0.

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Plan B.

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Predator!!!!!

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM

I tried Pred!

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Bmore, can you put together a piece with Putin dunking in zero’s face?

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I’ll get my Pred a B..just u wait. ;)

bazil9 on September 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Normally yes, currently no. ; ) Hows the reading going?

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

bazil9 on September 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Hi Gorgeous!

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

So if you’re keeping score this week, here’s the tally: Putin 2, Obama 0.

Yep. 0bama is a big zero alright…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hows the reading going?

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Damn……

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Hi Gorgeous!

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Hey there, handsome devil.

bazil9 on September 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Uh Huh……

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Shy currently no? Are you not creating great art anymore?

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Putin doesn’t have a worthy adversary to properly negotiate with.

aquaviva on September 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Why

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

‘One of the more stunning and inexplicable displays of presidential incompetence that I’ve ever witnessed.’

- Joe Klein

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

I’ve said it before and I have to say it again…

… That Rodeo Clown pretty much nailed it.

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

‘Toons of the Day: Syrian Slapstick

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Hi Sophie! Bingo is my favorite.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Off season hobby.

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Evening 7%, How are you and little 7%. Good summer? ; )

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Off season hobby.

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I imagine it is very time consuming. You have gotten really good at it.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM

UNEDITED VERSION OF THE SUBMITTED OBITUARY:
January 4, 1935 Sept. 30, 2013

Marianne Theresa John¬son- Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur¬vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos¬sible. While she neglected and abused her small chil¬dren, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit.

On behalf of her children whom she so abrasively ex¬posed to her evil and vio¬lent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after¬life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children. Her surviv¬ing children will now live the rest of their lives with the peace of knowing their nightmare finally has some form of closure.

Most of us have found peace in helping those who have been exposed to child abuse and hope this message of her final passing can re¬vive our message that abus¬ing children is unforgive¬able, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a “hu¬mane society”. Our greatest wish now, is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against child abuse in the United States of America.

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Off season hobby.

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Ah, yeah, I get it. :) Your version of hunting homeless people.

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Bingo is my favorite.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Mine too..and the Mayberry jail.

bazil9 on September 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM

At dinner the other night, perusing the debacle that is Syria, a German friend observed: “It’s the post-American world — and that means chaos.” We were joined by John Kornblum, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany, whose verdict was similar: “What you’re seeing is the steady break-up of the postwar system.”…

The United States Is The Great Global Enabler

On a much larger scale, U.S. foreign policy over the past two decades has enabled global irresponsibility. Because we are always ready to intervene anywhere on the planet, the United States has protected other nations from dealing with the short-term realities of difficult foreign policy decisions. This allows both friend and foe to posture and pass judgment without consequence. As a result, we have created a more dangerous world.

It is painful to watch others deal with the responsibility from which they have been spared for so long. However, in both the family setting and U.S. foreign policy, allowing consequences to be felt in the short-term encourages responsibility in the long-term.

The Cato Institute’s Christopher Preble puts it this way: “If we encouraged other countries to be responsible for their own security they would be better able, and therefore more willing, to play a constructive role even when their interests are not directly at stake.”

The first step on the path to a more responsible global community is to say no to U.S. involvement in Syria.

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Bishop?

portlandon on September 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

Starting to run scared with these clowns in charge, appointing the horse-faced dingbat didn’t help any either.

Three years is a loooooooong time for the world’s thugs to take advantage of a feckless, dog eating, moronic, pile of human table scraps. We will be lucky if our military doesn’t become involved in multiple, never ending, shiite storms due to the retards we have ensconced in our royal federal government.

A lot of innocent people are going to die as a direct consequence of the fact that the United States decided to install a cowardly choom-smoking douchebag to our highest office.

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Shy currently no? Are you not creating great art anymore?

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:47 PM

…you don’t click on his name enough!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Hi Sophie! Bingo is my favorite.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Hey, Ken! Mine, too. The look on Obama’s face is priceless.

‘Take that! I’m sooooo smaht!’

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:57 PM

‘This Has Been One Of The Most Humiliating Episodes In Presidential History.’

- Democratic strategist, who works with the White House

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:57 PM

He is an arrogant bastard.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:00 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Didn’t want him to think I was a stalker or something.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:48 PM

…I had to actually Bookmark…instead of clicking on your name all the time…CAUSE IF YOU AREN’T ON HERE… FOR A DAY OR TWO………..I’M PHUCKED!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM

New York Sun: Time for Kerry To Resign

By: The Editorial Board of The New York Sun

At this point the best thing that could happen in the Syria crisis would be for Secretary of State Kerry to resign. He’s one of the logical persons to take the fall for this fiasco, given that we don’t live under a parliamentary system and the constitutional concept in respect of the president, any president, is for the decision to be made by voters once in four years. It was Mr. Kerry who made the blunder that has put the administration on track for a classic appeasement.

What possessed the secretary to suggest Syria be let off the hook after gassing its own people is beyond us. Only a day or so before Mr. Kerry was himself warning against appeasement, though he never sounded like he meant it. His whole public life has been a long arc of retreat. The idea that he could suddenly emerge as a hawk, even in the face of such a crisis as Syria, always seemed chimerical. The proposal to let Syria off the hook in a deal with Russia is just too cynical by half.

No doubt Mr. Kerry’s defenders will suggest that he never meant his idea of disarming Syria to be taken seriously. If that is his defense, the reason for him to resign would be incompetence. For the first time since he was on a Swiftboat, he has an executive, wartime responsibility. It’s not like a senator, where one can — indeed, one is expected to — burble on interminably and with but indirect consequence. He now holds a job in which there isn’t room for blundering.

Another possibility is that Mr. Kerry’s offer to let Syria off the hook wasn’t an unintended, off-hand remark, but a calculated collapse in the face of resistance in Congress to his mini-war-plan. In that case, it would be all too typical of Mr. Kerry. We take no joy in having predicted it in “A Moral Obscenity.” Or, for that matter, in having opposed the elevation of Mr. Kerry to secretary of state in the first place. In any event, if it was a premeditated demarche, resignation would also be in order.

Yet a third possibility is that this is all part of President Obama’s plan. This is the suggestion in an important op-ed piece by Norman Podhoretz, issued over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal under the headline “Obama’s Successful Foreign Policy Failure.” Mr. Podhoretz argues that as a “left-wing radical,” Mr. Obama “believed that the United States had almost always been a retrograde and destructive force in world affairs” and has sought to transform it accordingly.

If that’s not true, then Mr. Kerry ought to resign. If it is true, Mr. Kerry ought to resign. For millions of Americans Mr. Kerry’s political career was poisoned at birth by his meeting with America’s wartime enemies while our GIs were appearing in arms in Vietnam. It was poisoned by his libels against his fellow GIs in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he went on to chair. A political reckoning was only a matter of time.

We had hoped that such a reckoning was accomplished in the presidential election of 2004, when the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth rose up and exposed Candidate Kerry as a wartime fraud. But he passed that off as politics and returned to the Senate. It is going to be impossible for him to pass off the current catastrophe so easily. The administration, the country, our allies, our GIs would be better off were Mr. Kerry now to step down and the Senate be given the chance to consent to someone more prepared for the job once held by Jefferson, Madison, and John Quincy Adams.

Brutal. Agreed.

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Nah, not that. I just am outside a good bit more. Away from the machine. Winter I’m in the cabin mode more. Normally I would start tinkering again in the Fall. Not this go round. Time is already spoken for. I’m working now. Trying to clear the deck for a visit to my Moms. ; )

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Withdrawals? They can be rough.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

…I had to actually Bookmark…instead of clicking on your name all the time…CAUSE IF YOU AREN’T ON HERE… FOR A DAY OR TWO………..I’M PHUCKED!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I’m going to try to do it more often and create a new page each time. We’ll see.

Oh, and you’re too kind. :-)

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

When you look at Putin you know he’d take you out without a thought or blinking an eye.

CW on September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Hey B…

… Summer was fun.

Seeing what is heading our way, I decided to take Little 7% back up to Montana for a vacation, signed him up for Jr. Life Guards in July, then Pop Warner started in August and his team is 2-0 and looking good…

… I thought it important to have him enjoy his childhood as much as possible while he still can, that is why I haven’t been around so much.

Glad to see everyone again, “Hi All!”…

… Late dinner after practice tonight, plus bath time, homework, and letting him play a little before bed time.

I’ll be back when I can…

*Clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Evening All.

I think mine was the first. O in the old-fashioned outhouse with Putin handing him the toilet paper through the door LOL.

Thanks RWM

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

When you look at Putin you know he’d take you out without a thought or blinking an eye.

CW on September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

No problem! We have our Warrior in Chie…never mind. We are screwed.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Yesterday, one of my best work friends told me how great is was ‘our president’ has ballz when it came to Syria. I looked at her aghast -and informed her that Zero wouldn’t have ballz even if they were handed to him on silver platter. She told me that Assad murdered women and children with CWs. I pointed out that evidence points to the rebels-not Assad-and that both sides are evil. She was all, ‘but women and children died’. I finally told her that when two groups of muzzies are killing each other-other nations need to stay OUT of it.
She’s pretty conservative, but this time…

annoyinglittletwerp on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Chris Christie’s bariatric surgery apparently didn’t take. He still looks like a fatass to me…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

US consulate in Herat under attack, two killed

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Bishop?

portlandon on September 12, 2013 at 10:54 PM

27th down — AND A QUESTION MARK?

Be still. Stay right here. I’m beating you with the wet noodle. I have to go boil some noodles.

Just — Just stay right here.

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

For those of you who missed it…

… This is devastating.

PJTV’s Trifecta: President Obama’s Foreign Policy Makes Jimmy Carter Look Like Winston Churchill (Video)

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

UM….. Excuse Me!

Obama is playing 3-D chess. He’s light years ahead of us. All this debasement of American foreign policy, Kerry groveling before the Russians, etc. That’s part of the master plan. /// to make it clear /

IMO, this is a turning point for the Obama administration in a way they don’t like.

We have seen all relevancy of this administration die with more than three years before the next. The more Kerry is out there demanding stuff as a requirement for an accord. The quicker the whole administration dies.

Since the rat-eared bastard will not resign, there are very hard times ahead.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:05 PM

: )

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

Links ‘n Stuff: 09.12.13

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM

:)

Like, kiss upon kiss, and a fair amount of laughing.

History, man. Scoping history rocks.

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I just heard that too. Another notch O can put on his bedpost of ineptitude….Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, et.al.

And to think we still have 3 more yrs of this!

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

All Governments are nothing more than a monopoly of force. Barry & Putin are two sides of the same coin. Think about it.

Last week Barry was a breath away from rain’n down 400 cruise missiles on the syrian people and characterizing it as a “limited,Punative” action.

12 years ago Al Qaeda initiated a “limited, punitive” action with 4 commercial jetliners.

I don’t think the people in 100 story buildings saw anything “limited” bout it.

donabernathy on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Don’t Think Twice…It’s Alright – Dylan

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

I really miss the Obamateurism of the Day threads…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Nah, not that. I just am outside a good bit more. Away from the machine. Winter I’m in the cabin mode more. Normally I would start tinkering again in the Fall. Not this go round. Time is already spoken for. I’m working now. Trying to clear the deck for a visit to my Moms. ; )

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM

No, I was just comparing it to my hobbies. :)

Cool beams, visit to moms prep.

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

He is an arrogant bastard.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Indeed. Speaking of arrogant, Haughty John Kerry looks like he has the mumps AND had all of his wisdom teeth pulled. If Kerry resigns and Obama wants a similar look, there’s always Ashley Judd.

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM

A lot of innocent people are going to die as a direct consequence of the fact that the United States decided to install a cowardly choom-smoking douchebag to our highest office.

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Don’t forget about our Southern Border…

… Where thousands of Iranian sleeper cells have entered the Country and are just waiting to blow up an elementary school if we fire one round toward Syria.

The next time you see a politician on TV, remember his or her face…

… They have allowed this to be possible.

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:13 PM

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

\

I do too OC.

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Rabbit and squirrels and such.

These dumbasses are really going to screw up.

Man, I didn’t build a bunker, but I bought shovels.

So sick of it. At least in madmax world I wouldn’t need a permit/liscense/stamp.

At least I’m trying to see the bright side.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

:)

Like, kiss upon kiss, and a fair amount of laughing.

History, man. Scoping history rocks.

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

If I’m going to have to be your Drudge!

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Link?

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

To the many critics and downright enemies of the US in Europe and across the globe, I say only this: if you didn’t like that old world in which the US regularly intervened, just see how you like the new one in which it does not.

Bark the Lightworker.. Bark the Nobel laureate. Bark the Berliner.

Bark the apologist. Bark the bringer of the humbler USA.

Well, enjoy.

We won’t be saving your sorry asses again.

We’re gonna be too busy saving our own.

Bruno Strozek on September 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Yoohoo, mfng – come out and play… where are ya, champ?

Midas on September 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM
I also hold Congressional lack of oversight to get to the bottom of Benghazi, as well as any person with knowledge that thought keeping their job was more important than Americans’ safety from terrorists.

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/01/the-2012-ooty-is/

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

I really miss the Obamateurism of the Day threads…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

…I looked forward to Sunday’s too!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Putin believes that the U.S. is economically and politically declining and that it is socially degenerating.

Pretty hard to argue with that. But then, Obama calls this “success!”

VorDaj on September 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Herat

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

thanks I hadn’t seen it!

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

No idea what would cause a post about making a cup of coffee, mulling over an important decision, and being back later — to be moderated. Anyway, bb-in-a-minute

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM
saw it on my twitter feed from a couple of folks including Greta VS

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

The resulting message was boldly mixed. Assad is a moral monster — who is now our partner in negotiations.

Any different than being Al-Qs airforce?

BL@KBIRD on September 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I found this.

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Putin’s piece is aimed at influencing American public opinion for the purpose of undermining the effectiveness of American power.

Most likely written by Putin’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

VorDaj on September 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM

If you live near or in a city, get out. You don’t have 3 years to wait for President Cruz.

The sob is actually asking us to back al qaeda.

If I was still in the Military I’d resign.

No way.

Yes, I see it as treason.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 11:26 PM

txmomof6 on September 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM

That’s a mess isn’t it. Just like Boehner is not asking for a Special Investigator, I don’t see Issa issuing subpoenas (sp? sorry having a MAM)to get these people in there testifying!

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:28 PM

I have tried so hard to not hate 0bama, very difficult…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Obama will maybe accomplish one—getting Assad to give up his chemical weapons—if he’s lucky.

If you believe this I have some beach front property here in NE Arizona for sell.

chemman on September 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Hi ken,

Last nite B9 and myself had scalloped potatoes.

Tonight we are having potatoed scallops.

You get the left overs after Scrumpy has her plate.

SparkPlug on September 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Ouch…!

Hitting the Ejector Seat on the Clown Car Presidency

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

OC I am in the same position you are. He’s skirting hate/evil!

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Any different than being Al-Qs airforce?

BL@KBIRD on September 12, 2013 at 11:22 PM

The sob is actually asking us to back al qaeda.

If I was still in the Military I’d resign.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 11:26 PM

They took the black and blue from the dark skies and a touch of Allah’s hue
And gave it to the men who proudly wear the U.S. Air Al Qaeda Black and Blue.
The U.S. Air Al Qaeda Black and Blue!

Oh, they are men with an Obama and McCain dream on Al Qaeda’s team
They’re a now unsightly but Shariah compliant crew
And you can bet your neck and head the Jihad world praises the U.S. Air Al Qaeda Black and Blue
And you can wear it too! The uniform of the U.S… Air Al Qaeda … Black and Blue!

VorDaj on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

SparkPlug on September 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Dude, that is soooo wrong…

KCB on September 12, 2013 at 11:31 PM

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I’m partial to Clint Eastwoods empty chair routine.

chemman on September 12, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Evenin’ , all… Apparently my post last nite was a little twisted for someone… But hey, we can’t all be RWM…

PointnClick on September 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

I really miss the Obamateurism of the Day threads…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Me too.

Alana on September 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Putin believes that the U.S. is economically and politically declining and that it is socially degenerating. Indeed, Putin sees the wariness among the American people and their political representatives in the case of Syria and thinks that this is more proof of U.S. weakness and indecisiveness amid Russia’s growing power and influence.

Don’t think for 1 second that obama didn’t intend this for the US. He is the most transparent president in the land’s history.

What he didn’t expect, foolish narcissist that he is, it the incredible belittlement he’s getting from this decline. The fool didn’t realize that his glory is directly proportional with that of the USA.

Cheering world, you wanted obama, you got obama.

Putin, the thug, overplays his hand, unfortunately for him. obama’s huuuuge ego and small gonads won’t take the mockery from tiny Putin. obama will bomb anything, a pile of manure, or Iran, just to show Putin ‘who is king’.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

:)

Like, kiss upon kiss, and a fair amount of laughing.

History, man. Scoping history rocks.

Axe on September 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM

If I’m going to have to be your Drudge!

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Well Great Googalie Moogalie, Sophie – can’t you see what my man Axe is Layin’ Down?! Woman, you GOTS ta Get Wit The Reall Thing, suga; – Ah mean: Can Ah Get A WITNESS Heah?!!

williamg on September 12, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Seven Percent Solution on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

another good one…seems I’ve read one after the other today…conservative and liberal…UK and Canadian all none to happy with Barack Hussein Obama and Lurch Kerry.

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM

We are going down a bad road.

wolly4321 on September 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM

This is above the golfers in chiefs pay grade.

He is an Empty clown mask.

SparkPlug on September 12, 2013 at 11:35 PM

OC I am in the same position you are. He’s skirting hate/evil!

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:30 PM

As a Christian, we are not supposed to hate, but…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:36 PM

PointnClick on September 12, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Why? Was a ill minded comment left?

Bmore on September 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I think you put your finger on it!

CoffeeLover on September 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM

SparkPlug on September 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Alfalfa Sprouts is heeyah!

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM

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