Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on August 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

“We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs of the Islamic States have executed at least 500 Yazidis after seizing Sinjar,” Sudani said in a telephone interview, in his first remarks to the media on the issue…

Some of the victims, including women and children were buried alive in scattered mass graves in and around Sinjar,” Sudani said…

“The terrorist Islamic State has also taken at least 300 Yazidi women as slaves and locked some of them inside a police station in Sinjar and transferred others to the town of Tal Afar. We are afraid they will take them outside the country.”

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U.S military forces continued to attack Islamic terrorists in northern Iraq on Sunday, successfully conducting several airstrikes from a mix of manned fighter jets and drones to defend Kurdish forces near Irbil, according to the United States Central Command, or CentCom.

A CentCom release said that at approximately 2:15 a.m. ET, “U.S. aircraft struck and destroyed an (Islamic State of al-Sham and Iraq, or ISIS) armed truck that was firing on Kurdish forces located in the approaches to Irbil.”

Several more armed trucks and mortar positions were destroyed in the subsequent five hours, military officials said.

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President Barack Obama’s war in Iraq just got more ambitious.

Speaking to reporters before departing for a two week vacation with his family on Martha’s Vineyard, President Obama said the U.S. had to make sure the Islamic State “is not engaging in actions that could cripple a country.”…

No wonder the president said the new military campaign would last months and not weeks.

All of these goals are fine as they are, but they go way beyond the mission Obama spelled out on Friday in a formal notification to Congress that he was launching air strikes inside of Iraq.

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Buoyed by U.S. airstrikes the previous day, Kurdish pesh merga fighters said they pushed back an attempt by the extremists to overrun one of their artillery positions on the northern edge of the dust-blown town of Makhmour, south of Irbil. Makhmour was seized by Islamic State fighters Thursday.

At the same time, however, commanders said Islamic State fighters had begun to return to positions that U.S. airstrikes had forced them to flee — a reminder that the so-far limited intervention may represent only the beginning of what President Obama warned Saturday could be a long campaign. Hours later, the U.S. military announced it had carried out four more airstrikes, in the Sinjar area farther west…

[T]here was little indication the airstrikes had done much more than slow the militant blitz through Iraq and Syria, where Islamic State forces now govern a vast swath of territory in the name of their self-proclaimed caliphate…

Unless the pesh merga are able to make advances, “it would seem likely that further [Islamic State] progress or escalated U.S. airstrikes are the only eventualities,” said Charles Lister of the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar. “Airstrikes by themselves can only ever represent a potential temporary fix against a force like the Islamic State.”

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U.S. spy agencies have begun to see groups of fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Africa to join the rival Islamist organization that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria and been targeted in American airstrikes, U.S. officials said…

Counterterrorism analysts at the CIA and other agencies have so far seen no indication that an entire al-Qaeda node or any of its senior leaders are prepared to switch sides. But officials said they have begun watching for signs of such a development.

The launching of U.S. airstrikes has raised new questions, including whether the bombings will hurt the Islamic State’s ability to draw recruits or elevate its status among jihadists. “Does that increase the spigot or close it?” said a senior U.S. counterterrorism official, who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity and noted that U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere have crippled al-Qaeda but also served as rallying cries against the United States…

“It’s not to the point where it’s causing splintering within the affiliates,” said the senior U.S. counterterrorism official. But the defections have accelerated in recent months, officials said, and also involve fighters from groups in Libya and elsewhere that are not formally part of al-Qaeda.

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The likely increased terrorist threat in the West that will arise in the coming weeks and months from U.S. air strikes in Iraq should be weighed against the risks of letting ISIS grow unchecked.

If ISIS is able to consolidate its territorial gains, it could set up training camps to rival any run by al Qaeda in Afghanistan before 9/11. Though its focus may be in Iraq and Syria for now, its viscerally anti-Western ideology means it would be foolish to discount it as a major potential future threat.

Though the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Iraq may have left the Obama administration little choice but to act, the concern is the limited US aerial campaign has now stirred the hornet’s nest without doing anything to decisively degrade ISIS.

And there could be one other unintended consequence. A rally-round-the-flag effect may now strengthen the ISIS position in the global jihadist movement, leading to even higher levels of fundraising and recruitment.

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Analysts and U.S. officials estimate ISIS has as many as 10,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria, including those who were freed from prisons by ISIS and Sunni loyalists who have joined the fight as the group advanced.

But that number likely doesn’t include these latest recruits, mostly young men between the ages of 16 and 25 who are primarily poor, unemployed and lack an education, the two Iraqi senior defense officials told CNN…

“Once they are in, (ISIS) gives them cars to drive, guns, cell phones and cash money,” said one man, who lives in Mosul and has direct knowledge of ISIS recruit efforts.

In Mosul, for example, ISIS recruiting efforts appear to begin at information centers that have been set up around the city.

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Chris Turpen of Chandler, Arizona, a 45-year-old architectural project manager, also sees a U.S. responsibility to Iraq. That troubles him.

“Once you break it, you own it. But it’s a war that will never be won,” Turpen said.

The Islamic State fighters are fanatics who “will never go away,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, we should kill every one of them, but we’ll never get there. These are people that just hate America.”

He thinks that Obama “had to go back in.” The president has promised not to send ground troops, but Turpen would not mind if that happened.

“It’s a classic example of choosing the wrong that’s more right,” he said.

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“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad—there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle—the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” [Hillary] Clinton said…

“You know, when you’re down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you’re not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward,” she said. “One issue is that we don’t even tell our own story very well these days.”

I responded by saying that I thought that “defeating fascism and communism is a pretty big deal.” In other words, that the U.S., on balance, has done a good job of advancing the cause of freedom.

Clinton responded to this idea with great enthusiasm: “That’s how I feel! Maybe this is old-fashioned.” And then she seemed to signal that, yes, indeed, she’s planning to run for president. “Okay, I feel that this might be an old-fashioned idea, but I’m about to find out, in more ways than one.”

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Lindsey Graham on Sunday said that President Obama ordered airstrikes on ISIS targets in Iraq in order to “avoid a bad news story.” The strikes, he argued, will not prevent the jihadist group from tightening its grip over the country or from plotting attacks on the U.S.

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Via the Corner.


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Fore!

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Ratso!

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM

If I was President, our foreign policy would be ISLAM WILL DIE.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Great golf tournament.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:04 PM

0bama will only screw this up even further…

OmahaConservative on August 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Great golf tournament.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:04 PM

I like both Phil and Rory. Would love it if either won.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers as he enjoys second day on the course as conflict rages in Iraq

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Obama depends on the SWAT “soldiers” to remain in power.

They will fail him.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Remember, this is the religion of peace. /s

OregonCon on August 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Man oh man its gonna be a LONG 2 more years.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I posted this earlier:

IRAQ Mosul: ISIS begins killing Christians in Mosul

WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS (RAW) – ISIS begins killing Christians in Mosul, CHILDREN BEHEADED

“The world hasn’t seen this kind of atrocity in generations,” Arabo told CNN. The terrorists who have invaded Mosul and other ancient Christian communities in Syria and Iraq have made music videos of themselves murdering civilians and captured soldiers.

http://www.catholic.org/news/international/middle_east/story.php?id=56481

It’s really some pretty horrible photos showing that these ISIS thugs are sick.

anotherJoe on August 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Great golf tournament.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Yep. I’m for Rory. Who would you like to see win?

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Man oh man its gonna be a LONG 2 more years.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Darkest two years in the history of this nation.

We have Romulus Agustalus for an Emperor.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Great golf tournament.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Yep. I’m for Rory. Who would you like to see win?

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Would prefer Phil get another major.

Like both though, both are class acts and good human beings.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I like both Phil and Rory. Would love it if either won.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Me too. Yesterday was spectacular.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I like both Phil and Rory. Would love it if either won.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Me too. Yesterday was spectacular.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

My native Kentucky (and I have the birth certificate proving I was born in Ashland, KY, at 8:32PM on July 2, 1972 to prove it) has given the world a great golf tournament :)

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Obama depends on the SWAT “soldiers” to remain in power.

They will fail him.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I thought that was the job of the OFA drones?

But to be candid, I don’t fault him for having armed protection: that IS the job of the Secret Service, after all.

And yeah, they tend to be as heavily armed as can be: I got NO quibble with that, considering the job…hell I’d be surprised if they WEREN’T.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hope they finish before it gets too dark.

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

If I was President, our foreign policy would be ISLAM WILL DIE.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I’d channel Admiral Halsey.

Steve Eggleston on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Napalm and cluster bomb these subhuman barbarians. Like gasoline and a match on a hornets nest. Why they are permitted to kill another is beyond me.

jaywemm on August 10, 2014 at 8:11 PM

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hope they finish before it gets too dark.

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

A playoff tomorrow will be just as good.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Napalm and cluster bomb these subhuman barbarians. Like gasoline and a match on a hornets nest. Why they are permitted to kill another is beyond me.

jaywemm on August 10, 2014 at 8:11 PM

islam is the end of civilization and an era of a 1,000 year DARK AGE.

They are WORSE than the communists and liberals.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I’d channel Admiral Halsey.

Steve Eggleston on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Halsey was a legend, as was his boss Nimitz.

But if I had to pick one, I’d channel George S. Patton.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Looks like it will be another sucky week to be a troll.

What say you libfree?

*sigh*

libfreeordie on August 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

What an ignorant foll that one is.

Closely followed by CR and blah-ing.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 8:13 PM

By the way, the part of Chester Nimitz was played by one of my favorite actors of all time, Henry Fonda (sadly who had children) not once but TWICE in great World War II movies…

“In Harms Way” (starring John Wayne) and “Midway” (starring Charlton Heston)

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Chris Turpen of Chandler, Arizona, a 45-year-old architectural project manager, also sees a U.S. responsibility to Iraq. That troubles him.

“Once you break it, you own it. But it’s a war that will never be won,” Turpen said.

The Islamic State fighters are fanatics who “will never go away,” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, we should kill every one of them, but we’ll never get there. These are people that just hate America.”

They also said the Barbary Pirates were never going away, too.

We demonstrated that if you kill enough of them that they will leave you alone. And when they don’t you get rid of more of them and then they actually will leave you alone as you stood up to them. Twice. And didn’t stop fighting until THEY surrendered.

This methodology works against this sort, and ISIS is nothing more than a placeless set of pirates looking for someplace they can squat and terrorize. Let them gather up in one place and kill ‘em.

Works too.

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I’d channel Admiral Halsey.

Steve Eggleston on August 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Halsey was a legend, as was his boss Nimitz.

But if I had to pick one, I’d channel George S. Patton.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Arthur Harris head of british bomber command-Curtis Lemay-Wm Sherman. They fought total war against brutal enemies unwilling to surrender until the last man. This needs to be done

jaywemm on August 10, 2014 at 8:18 PM

We demonstrated that if you kill enough of them that they will leave you alone. And when they don’t you get rid of more of them and then they actually will leave you alone as you stood up to them. Twice. And didn’t stop fighting until THEY surrendered.

This methodology works against this sort, and ISIS is nothing more than a placeless set of pirates looking for someplace they can squat and terrorize. Let them gather up in one place and kill ‘em.

Works too.

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

islam needs to be banned in the United States and the West.

It is not a religion, it does NOT deserve respect as one. It is a POLITICAL subversion. islam REQUIRES rejection of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It does NOT deserve their protection.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Henry Fonda (sadly who had children) not once but TWICE in great World War II movies…

Fonda was a flaming liberal. Funny thing is he was best friends with Jimmy Stewart.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

“The terrorist Islamic State has also taken at least 300 Yazidi women as slaves and locked some of them inside a police station in Sinjar and transferred others to the town of Tal Afar. We are afraid they will take them outside the country.”

They will probably sell them to their fellow Sunnis, the ugly but rich Saudis.

VorDaj on August 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Arthur Harris head of british bomber command-Curtis Lemay-Wm Sherman. They fought total war against brutal enemies unwilling to surrender until the last man. This needs to be done

jaywemm on August 10, 2014 at 8:18 PM

The British commander I most respect was Hugh Dowding. He saved Britain…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Dowding,_1st_Baron_Dowding

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:21 PM

islam needs to be banned in the United States and the West.

It is not a religion, it does NOT deserve respect as one. It is a POLITICAL subversion. islam REQUIRES rejection of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It does NOT deserve their protection.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:19 PM

It seems to be more of an afterthought and excuse to be barbaric plus an excuse to make an empire all rolled into one, than a religion.

I coming to believe the scholar who did some of the work on backgrounding Islam examining this topic. Either way it isn’t what the Koran says, but what its followers do that tell you the problems of it.

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

ISIS in Iraq now is nothing new. It is just one of almost countless occurrences of Muslims acting like Muslims, of Islam being Islam. History is replete with even far worse examples and as long as Islam exists it will never end no matter what George “Islam is Love, not Hate” Bush deluded himself into thinking.

VorDaj on August 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

“Airstrikes by themselves can only ever represent a potential temporary fix against a force like the Islamic State.”

Depends how big they are and in what locations. “Precision” strikes will prove to be totally ineffective.

forest on August 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Fonda was a flaming liberal. Funny thing is he was best friends with Jimmy Stewart.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Henry Fonda may have been a lib but he was a patriot.

And no one can criticize Jimmy Stewart… A genuine HERO of the war. And a gentle, unassuming man. Ended as a GENERAL. Even flew a mission in Vietnam…

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I coming to believe the scholar who did some of the work on backgrounding Islam examining this topic. Either way it isn’t what the Koran says, but what its followers do that tell you the problems of it.

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

islam was an invention by a 7th Century conqueror to cement his conquests.

If it has ANY connection to the Judeo-Christian Bible it is the worship of the DEVIL, Satan.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Can anyone remember the heady days right after Obama was elected and the crowing all the Leftists were doing?

THE ADULTS ARE IN CHARGE!!!!

Adult WHAT they never specified.

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:26 PM

ISIS in Iraq now is nothing new. It is just one of almost countless occurrences of Muslims acting like Muslims, of Islam being Islam. History is replete with even far worse examples and as long as Islam exists it will never end no matter what George “Islam is Love, not Hate” Bush deluded himself into thinking.

VorDaj on August 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

islam is BARBARISM, and anyone wearing islamic garb should be mocked and spat on by anyone who values freedom.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Even if you kill enough of them, they will not leave you alone. Even if you kill all of them, they will not leave you alone.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Even if you kill enough of them, they will not leave you alone. Even if you kill all of them, they will not leave you alone.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Kill all of them and destroy all their books.

I NEVER recommend this. But with islam, that is the ONLY solution.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:30 PM

By the way, the part of Chester Nimitz was played by one of my favorite actors of all time, Henry Fonda (sadly who had children)….

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:17 PM

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. . . : )

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Fonda was a flaming liberal. Funny thing is he was best friends with Jimmy Stewart.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Back in the day when rumor has it one could be a liberal without being a traitor.

Unlike Hanoi Jane.

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Iraq crisis
1m
State Department: US is closely monitoring situation in Iraq, is in touch with Iraqi leaders – @Reuters
End of alert

canopfor on August 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I think he means Jane, l2g.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

islam was an invention by a 7th Century conqueror to cement his conquests.

If it has ANY connection to the Judeo-Christian Bible it is the worship of the DEVIL, Satan.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Very true. There were, and still are, a number of ‘separate teaching’ books (the Alawites have theirs), which may be actual accounts or just separate books that were pre-existing and then merged into Islam.

The inversion of principles, particularly of the end times, is telling that it wasn’t a ‘reform’ movement of any sort, but one cribbing from other texts. The kicker is just lining the books up by length and not by any sort of history… if you don’t have an actual history to back them up, then any order will do and low to high at least is simple to remember.

When you compare something like that to the very ancient Mahabharata, not the condensed stuff sold today but the… what is it? 26 volumes? and its more Encyclopedia Britannica volumes than Books of the Bible types… well, it would seem that history should be an important thing to a religion. Especially in their holy texts. There are believers in weirder stuff, but nothing that gets as violent as Islam. Even the Indonesians are having problems with it after getting some KSA funded mosques spreading the gospel of terrorism. If it can do that to some of the most laid back people on the planet, then I really don’t think its much good. Now we have the video we can montage with archival film of the Einsatzgruppen to show its results. That sort of thing should be shown to anyone before they open the Koran.

ajacksonian on August 10, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Even if you kill enough of them, they will not leave you alone.

Even if you kill all of them, they will not leave you alone.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

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You’ve got to explain that last sentence…

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Back in the day when rumor has it one could be a liberal without being a traitor.

Unlike Hanoi Jane.

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

That era pretty much ended by the early 1970′s.

As bad as they were, Hubert Humphrey and Geroge McGovern were STILL anti communist American Patriots.

I guess the modern era of liberalism began with Jimmy Carter.

Who still at least served HONORABLY and well in the Navy. Maybe it was Bill Clinton?

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:37 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on August 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I think he means Jane, l2g.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:36 PM

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I figured he meant both of ‘em.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Tony Stewart ran him over. Dead.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

My general of Choice would be Scipio Africanus, the Roman General who beat Hannibal and burned/salted Carthage. Sounds like a good plan for these guys as well.

Be back later…

Doc Holliday on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Iraq Travel Warning (August 10, 2014)
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential
travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security
situation.

http://iraq.usembassy.gov/

canopfor on August 10, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Beheading children.
My G-d.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 10, 2014 at 8:40 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on August 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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G’devenin’ Drac’ … how’re doin’ ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

I’ll try, l2g. ‘They’ are not the people but the process. Even if the last adherent of Islam were to be eliminated, the evil that is Islam will still exist. See: Screwtape Letters.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Kill all of them and destroy all their books.

I NEVER recommend this. But with islam, that is the ONLY solution.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:30 PM

C’mon, Const…you don’t know ONE person that practices Islam and doesn’t condone the bloodshed?…Not ONE?

I’m all for wiping out every single SOB that declares in no uncertain terms that they want us dead- Like i stated before, I respect an enemy that speaks plainly about their goals.

But I am assuming you are just being a wee bit over the top with the prior posts.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

My general of Choice would be Scipio Africanus, the Roman General who beat Hannibal and burned/salted Carthage. Sounds like a good plan for these guys as well.

Be back later…

Doc Holliday on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

My favorite Roman General was Belarisus, who reconquered Italy, North Africa, and even South Spain for the Empire for Justinian.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Tony Stewart ran him over. Dead.

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

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Any more pertinent details ? … Like, was he aiming for the other driver ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM

C’mon, Const…you don’t know ONE person that practices Islam and doesn’t condone the bloodshed?…Not ONE?

I’m all for wiping out every single SOB that declares in no uncertain terms that they want us dead- Like i stated before, I respect an enemy that speaks plainly about their goals.

But I am assuming you are just being a wee bit over the top with the prior posts.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Peaceful muslims who reject violence are rarer than RINOS who support conservative candidates after being defeated in a primary.

THEY DO NOT EXIST.

muslims are jihadists or jihadist enablers.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:43 PM

I’ll go with Cinccinatus, Constantine.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:44 PM

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G’devenin’ Drac’ … how’re doin’ ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

doin’ greeaat! I just bled dry three peasants. hahahaahah
how are things in your neck of the woods Satan?

coolrepublica on August 10, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Problem is the Koran wants us dead thus those whom practice Islam want the same if they honor their “holy” book.

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Start with the Muslim Brotherhood, then move up to Al Queda, and now we have ISIS.

Is there a pattern here? What’s the next level of Islamic expression?

Cleombrotus on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM

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Any more pertinent details ? … Like, was he aiming for the other driver ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Ward was being an idiot.

Drudge has the story and the video.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I’ll go with Cinccinatus, Constantine.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:44 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleon_II

A fan of Asimov? I am… the last great Emperor and General of his dying Galactic Empire was based on Justinian and Belarisus…

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Blax; Islam ‘requires’ the destruction of the infidel. Neh?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

beheading children. My G-d. annoyinglittletwerp on August 10, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Yea.. there aren’t words…

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 8:47 PM

‘Foundation’ etc was great stuff.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Johnny Lee Hooker

“Boom Boom Boom Boom”

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I’ll try, l2g. ‘They’ are not the people but the process. Even if the last adherent of Islam were to be eliminated, the evil that is Islam will still exist. See: Screwtape Letters.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

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Okay … even if every practicing Muslim on earth were to “disappear”, or otherwise cease to exist, we would still have Satan and his fallen angels (demonic entities) running around, finding other susceptible men and women to do Satan’s work.

Am I close ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Near enough, l2g. ‘Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof’.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:50 PM

‘Foundation’ etc was great stuff.

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:48 PM

My favorite Sci Fi ever.

Asimov was in his history phase when he wrote that… He was bigtime into the Roman Empire and it’s fall.

Asimov to me was 2nd only to Einstein in the 20th Century. The man wrote HUNDREDS of books, and they spanned EVERY major category of the Dewy Decimal System. INCLUDING history books.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Single airstrikes on single trucks, how about napalming entire grids, alpha strikes, Specters laying rain on anything that moves.

Bishop on August 10, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Rory wins the PGA by 1 shot over Phil. Like both golfers. Both fine men.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM

blah blah blah! it’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on August 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM

*sigh*

libfreeordie on August 10, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Asimov’s three laws still inhibit AI developement to this day. The man was quite creative, was he not?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

[sets out "We Reserve The Right To Serve Whomever We Dang Well Please, DAMMIT!!" signage...activates wireless drink stations and drone delivery service...usual caveats apply...sends out first round of Whatchudrinkin's in Brand-Spankin'-New Double Whatchudrinkin' glasses...enters under "Sunday Night Recovery"...]

Newtie and the Beauty on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Single airstrikes on single trucks, how about napalming entire grids, alpha strikes, Specters laying rain on anything that moves.

Bishop on August 10, 2014 at 8:52 PM

We should nuke both Iran and Saudi Arabia (starting with MECCA).

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

THEY DO NOT EXIST.

muslims are jihadists or jihadist enablers.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Hyperbole aside; it’s nonsense.

You have active Muslim soldiers in the US Armed Forces right NOW: Not all of them were like that nutbar Maj. Hassan.

Again, I got NO Problem…Zero, Zip NADA with turning ANYONE that goes after and kill Americans regardless of thier faith.

As I stated before: Don’t care how or WHO you pray to, as long as it doesn’t affect me or mines: other than that, plant a bomb, come at us with arms in hand, and I see NO reason to not unleash Hell upon Thou.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I have a question for farmers and those who used to be farmers.

What is a seed cradle?

I get these things after a weekend. People have family reunions and start arguing over relationships, etc. In this case someone in the family supposedly donated a seed cradle to the museum. We don’t have anything CALLED a seed cradle but that doesn’t mean we don’t have it under another name.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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Any more pertinent details ? … Like, was he aiming for the other driver ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Ward was being an idiot.

Drudge has the story and the video.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Darwin FTW.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Blax; Islam ‘requires’ the destruction of the infidel. Neh?

DemetriusPhalerum on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Those maniacs that advocate that POV, maybe: I don’t stand here as a expert on the Verses…My concerns are a little more simplistic.

Pray, live how you want…just don’t try to come to me with it and give me the “Convert or Die” BS. I will Live as a Free Man with free will, and I will fight for the same.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers as he enjoys second day on the course as conflict rages in Iraq

Brat on August 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Dude, can’t the poor man just enjoy a nice summer golf day? I mean it’s not like any major shit is going down.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

AFK <—-

Newtie and the Beauty on August 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Again, I got NO Problem…Zero, Zip NADA with turning ANYONE that goes after and kill Americans regardless of thier faith.

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Could you clarify what you intended here?

hawkdriver on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

BlaxPac on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I can make a better argument for women and gays in combat that allowing muslims to enlist.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Ward was being an idiot.

Drudge has the story and the video.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

I watched the video. Hard to tell with Stewart because they are driving so fast.

Ward made a terrible mistake though walking on that track. He let his emotions get the best of him damn. It’s just a race.

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

cranky…the only thing I have found has to do with
bassinets. Sorry not a farmer. Never heard that term.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Asr be kheyr, Cutie Newtie. Shoma chetur hastin? Chuckle.

HonestLib on August 10, 2014 at 9:01 PM

I have a question for farmers and those who used to be farmers.

What is a seed cradle?

I get these things after a weekend. People have family reunions and start arguing over relationships, etc. In this case someone in the family supposedly donated a seed cradle to the museum. We don’t have anything CALLED a seed cradle but that doesn’t mean we don’t have it under another name.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM

They mean grain cradle. Its a hand-held wooden implement that kinda looks like a scythe, but with long fingers or forks. You can google images

Dolce Far Niente on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Newtie and the Beauty on August 10, 2014 at 8:54 PM

They are both so consistently brilliant. I strive to compete.

arnold ziffel on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

cranky…the only thing I have found has to do with
bassinets. Sorry not a farmer. Never heard that term.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 9:00

That’s why I’m asking. That’s all I get too on the internet.

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Classic Country:

Patsy Cline “Walkin After Midnight”

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

No sane terrorist ( I know, I know..) would hurt Barky. He’s the terrorists’ best friend.

I the pharaoh gets knocked off who would free more Taliban from Gitmo ?

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I watched the video. Hard to tell with Stewart because they are driving so fast.

gophergirl on August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Stewart could have intentionally run him down, or let the car get away from him when coming out from behind another driver. It doesn’t matter.

When your car goes wonky, you don’t get out of the car unless it is burning. Ward got out of the car and instead of clearing the area, became an obstruction on an active track.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM

crankyoldlady on August 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM

See Dolce’s note above.

CW on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM

No sane terrorist ( I know, I know..) would hurt Barky. He’s the terrorists’ best friend.

I the pharaoh gets knocked off who would free more Taliban from Gitmo ?

viking01 on August 10, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Some radical sect will.

Obama is an APOSTATE because he is not OPENLY muslim because BOTH his fathers were.

ConstantineXI on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM

wolly4321 on August 10, 2014 at 8:39 PM
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Any more pertinent details ? … Like, was he aiming for the other driver ?

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 8:42 PM

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Ward was being an idiot.

Drudge has the story and the video.

cozmo on August 10, 2014 at 8:46 PM

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Thanks coz … I’ve already seen some video, and I don’t see how anyone can draw any conclusions from it. Unless there’s other video from a different angle that I haven’t seen yet.
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I cannot exonerate Tony, but this business of climbing out of your wrecked racer, to confront the “perpetrator” as he/she comes back around the race track has got to STOP.
This kind of stuff even happens in NASCAR today, and it didn’t used to.
All parties involved used to wait until after the race was over, then meet in or behind the garage area and “have-it-out.”
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Ironically, my very first NASCAR race was the ’79 Daytona 500, and because BOTH drivers (running 1st and 2nd) wrecked each other on the last lap in the back-stretch, they decided to “have-it-out” right there, just off the edge of the track.
Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison … I can still see it as clear as the day it happened.

listens2glenn on August 10, 2014 at 9:05 PM

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