Tag: Al-Qaida

So, let me see if I have this right…………..

…………….. Our President declared that there was a red line that Syria would cross if it used chemical weapons. Now the president and his administration tell us Syria defied his red line, except that it is not “his” red line he says. No, it is now the international communities red line against the use of chemical weapons. Of course after President Obama disavowed ownership of said red line, his Secretary of State, and long faces, John Kerry said that red line WAS Obama’s.  In either case a “red line” that belongs to uh, someone, has been crossed. 

The use of those chemical weapons was committed by Bashar Assad, or it was committed by the Al Qaida-linked rebels fighting against Assad depending on whose intel you believe. And we cannot decide how much of the rebel army fighting against Assad is Al Qaida. Secretary Kerry claims it is 15 % or so, Senator McCain, who apparently has some type of man crush on the Syrian rebels, says they are bunch of great guys. Other sources say that Al Qaida makes up 50% or more of the rebel forces. Again, in either case, we really do not know who used the weapons, we do not know how much of the forces fighting against Assad are Al-Qaida. As an added bonus, some are reporting that the Obama administration “mischaracterized” the intel they are touting as proof that Assad is at fault.

The country is decidedly against the idea of striking at Syria, yes, majorities of both Democrats and Republicans seem dead set against it. President Obama boldly said he did not need Congressional approval to strike Syria, but has asked for that approval anyway. Now as it looks like he might not get that approval, he refuses to say if he will go ahead and strike without Congress approving that action. And what WILL that action be?

Limited? Cruise missiles, or air strikes too? And on what targets? Surely any chemical weapons have been moved by now, likely to Iran. No boots on the ground, and apparently only France is on board with us, which is kind of like going into a fight with Pee Wee Herman at your side. I thought Obama was going to bring us all together, and make the world love us. And if we do strike Russia has hinted it might come to Assad’s aid, Iran and Syria have vowed to strike at Israel if we attack Syria, which of course will lead to Israel powdering both of those nations asses. But what would happen then? Oh and did I mention that Turkey is flexing its muscle along their border with Syria? Oh, and China is sending forces to the region too. YIKES!

Maybe worst of all, we are relying on the same crew that gave us Benghazi to make the right call. DOUBLE YIKES!


Senior al-Qaida official killed by bad breakfast, CIA Drone strike

Mostly the CIA Drone though

Via NBC News:

A senior al-Qaida official and potential successor to the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed Friday morning in a Predator drone strike, according to reports on jihadi web forums and U.S. officials.

Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Hussainan, aka Abu-Zaid al Kuwaiti, was killed in Pakistan while eating breakfast, according to the accounts. The 46-year-old cleric was seen as part of the “very top tier” of al-Qaida’s remaining leaders in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, according to one expert on the terror group.

The news was first announced on an al-Qaida web forum early Friday. “We celebrate to you the news of the martyrdom of the working scholar Shaykh Khalid al-Hussainan (Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti) while eating his Suhoor (dawn time) meal, and we ask Allah to accept him in paradise,” a post said.

Yeah, about that whole paradise thing, I think Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Hussainan, Pig Fucker might be headed to somewhere else


Do they pay people to think up newspaper headlines?

Because if they do, someone should demand a refund over this one! H/T The Other McCain


Stacy McCain has the obvious take on this.

“You know how we were always screaming ‘Death to the infidel American imperialists’ before you killed bin Laden? Well, now we’re going to scream it even louder. So there. Nyah nyah nyah.”

As I have said before, these cretins are born enraged, outraged, inflamed, pissed off, furious, ticked, irked, and just plain old not happy.

Your obligatory Leftist tools mourning Osama video clip

Via Weasel Zippers. Note the term used by the first man “so-called terrorist”, as if Osama was some type of victim. Moral Retardation on display.

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Two kinds of crazy? Or two fools digging in the Pit of Leftist Stupidity?

Stacy McCain, ponders the insanity levels of Cindy Sheehan, and Glen Greenwald and concludes that crazy is crazy, even when it is dressed up as “nuanced”.

“Whenever America uses violence in a way that makes its citizens cheer, beam with nationalistic pride, and rally around their leader, more violence is typically guaranteed. Futile decade-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may temporarily dampen the nationalistic enthusiasm for war, but two shots to the head of Osama bin Laden — and the We are Great and Good proclamations it engenders — can easily rejuvenate that war love. . . . Americans are marching in the street celebrating with a sense of national pride. When is the last time that happened? It seems telling that hunting someone down and killing them is one of the few things that still produce these feelings of nationalistic unity.”
Glenn Greenwald

“I am sorry, but if you believe the newest death of OBL, you’re stupid. Just think to yourself — they paraded Saddam’s dead sons around to prove they were dead — why do you suppose they hastily buried this version of OBL at sea? This lying, murderous Empire can only exist with your brainwashed consent — just put your flags away and THINK!”
Cindy Sheehan

Yep, Cindy is easily recognized as a fanatic, ranting like a demented soul who has left Planet Lucid on her private Rocket of Craziness, Greenwald, dresses his mental shortcomings up nicely. He sounds well-informed, even scholarly, but, as Stacy opines, he is still a sandwich or two short of a picnic.

Let’s begin by acknowledging that these are two different kinds of crazy. But people who find Cindy Sheehan’s crackpot paranoia risible might not see why Greenwald’s “nuanced” anti-Americanism is almost equally demented.

Now, while I might concede that Sheehan is a tad crazy, I also see her as incredibly stupid, as one must be to embrace the ideals of Leftism. Yes, I know, the definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. Certainly, Leftists ought to be rational enough to read history and understand that Marxism, of which Leftism, and to a slightly smaller degree Liberalism, are but bastard children. But, I see two lost souls here, stuck in what I refer to as The Pit of Eternal Leftist Stupidity.

Stacy McCain exposes Greenwald’s words for what they are, a deep-seated loathing of America

No, what disturbs me particularly about Greenwald’s argument is that he doesn’t view every “sense of national pride” as dangerous, but only American national pride. Cubans or Canadians, Chechens or Chinese, Poles or Palestinians – all other peoples can cherish their national identity without stirring any Greenwaldian concern. But let Americans express satisfaction that their military has vanquished a sworn enemy, and this frets Greenwald to no end. His fear and loathing of American nationalism is so great as to produce its mirror-reverse.

Yep, you have to be a bit nutty to share Greenwald’s views, But you have to be truly stupid as well. I recall a few years ago, telling a co-worker that if every nation on earth shared the common values of America, and had a similar constitution, and a similar government, that the world would be far more peaceful, prosperous and happy. Their Liberal mind was stunned, they could not believe how “unenlightened” I was. They opined that it was America, somehow, that was responsible for famines, wars, terrorism, dictators, and human suffering across much of the globe.

Now, this person was a believer in the pursuit of “social justice” AKA Communism. And, as I tried to convince them of the inherent goodness in this country and its people, the more agitated they became. No matter how many examples I gave of American generosity, and charitable acts, she still blasted the USA as “imperialistic”. No matter how many examples of America honoring the human rights that she claimed to cherish, she still said we were guilty of gross human rights violations. She was, I soon opined, either crazy, or just plain stupid.

I think I will just stick with my diagnosis of Incurable Leftist Stupidity, for her, and for Greenwald, and for all the “elites” that share Greenwald’s inability to see the obvious. As for Sheehan, I think Stacy McCain is right, that is one crazy woman.

Speaking of Crazy!