Paving The Road To Ruin With Islamists


“We will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.” Those are the words from President Barack Obama. He also warned that if the regime in Syria is using chemical weapons, it will have “crossed a red line” creating a “game changer” for his Administration. Sorry, but this is no game changer.

A decade before the opening of his new Presidential library, President George W. Bush invaded and then occupied Iraq. It was the neoconservatives’ dream to turn the Mideast into a 16th century Venice, a renaissance for an entire region. The seeds of Western democracy were expected to flower and spread. Instead, we have been left with an Arab Spring that looks more like the great American Dust Bowl.

Yet American politicians keep pushing for greater intervention in the Mideast.

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), a man who never met a war he didn’t like (amazing given his experiences as a prisoner of war in Vietnam), is again blowing on the cavalry bugles. Last week, the aging warrior said he believes the Obama Administration is being overly cautious in analyzing intelligence about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.

McCain said it was clear in his view that the Syrian regime had crossed the red line and that this required immediate military intervention from the United States.

“In my view it was crossed,” McCain said. “Not only have our intelligence people concluded that, but as importantly, the Israelis, the British and the French have as well. Obviously we know Bashar al-Assad will do whatever is necessary to stay in power, [including] massacres of his own people.”

McCain has support from other Republicans, which may make the next war the only thing the President and Republicans can agree upon.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN: “If [the Syrian civil] war doesn’t end soon, the king of Jordan is going to be a casualty.”

The reasoning goes in Washington that America must stop Islamic religious and tribal factions from killing each other. Yet three thoughts come to mind:

  1. Does America not have bigger national security problems, namely North Korea and its long-range missiles, which may already carry nuclear warheads?
  2. If Muslims are killing each other, the Muslim extremists may be too busy to kill us.
  3. How in the world can military intervention in the Mideast do anything other than make things worse?

The Lost Lessons Of History

It’s amazing to watch America go down the road to ruin just like every great power before it. Rome, Spain, France under Napoleon Bonaparte and Britain during Queen Victoria’s reign all made the same irreversible mistakes caused by imperial overstretch.

It is clear to me that Obama and Congress should read Paul Kennedy’s 1987 classic, The Rise and Fall of The Great Powers. Then, they might understand that with military intervention the cost to America in blood, money and stature will lead to inevitable ruin.

The greatest short-term danger is the immeasurable cost resulting from Mideast intervention, which is driving Islamic hatred against the West and was on bloody display in Boston. Osama bin Laden has long been sleeping with the fishes, but the hatred he preached is growing in every nook and cranny around the globe. Washington is determined to be an occupation force in the Mideast, and you can bet Syria is next. That didn’t work out so well for Rome 2,000 years ago, and we can expect the same devastating results — just much more quickly. Technology has compressed time and space. What took 200 years to collapse an ancient power may happen now in 200 days. Thanks, Facebook!

There is no arguing that there are positions of influence to be had and fat profits to be made — for politicians, commodity and stock speculators, and, of course, America’s bread-and-butter businesses in the defense and national security industries. This is but one reason for Washington to prosecute a relentless decade-long war against Islam, a war which can never be won. (There is also a more sinister reason why our government is so reckless in creating Islam as an enemy, which I will get to.)

During the first Gulf War against Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s forces had been driven out of Kuwait and within Iraq’s own borders. Then-President George H.W. Bush considered the absolute conquest of Iraq as well as the consequences of an American occupation.  Colin Powell, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Bush: “You break it, you own it.”

Bush became convinced that Iraq was too expensive of a proposition. Yet his son, George W. Bush, did not take such caution. He launched an invasion against one evil Mideast dictator at the cost of 5,000 dead and $1 trillion spent. The dividend so envisioned by the younger Bush’s advisers — Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Vice President Dick Cheney — never materialized. Yet it certainly added to their vision of an emerging New World Order, and it added to their own personal wealth. 

In 2006, Thom Hartmann of Common Dreams wrote: “… War was good for business, and good for the political power of its advocates, from Rumsfeld to Wolfowitz to Cheney who have all become rich in part because of the arms industry.”

After more than a decade, Islamic extremists bent on jihad might borrow the line from the hit 1990 movie “Home Alone” when young Kevin asks the burglars: “You guys give up, or are you thirsty for more?”

Sadly, and as we will soon find out, the answer is that indeed Washington is thirsty for more. And that brings about a very interesting question: why?

I won’t even speculate on the religious tribalism that thrives in the Mideast or why those nations refuse to adapt to Western democracy. I am clueless as to what drives martyrs to kill Westerners and their own. I understand that I will never fathom the mind of a religious zealot. Perhaps it is that they have been impoverished for so long or perhaps it is their chance to gain world fame. Maybe it is the promise of 72 virgins. It is a conundrum that Western minds will never solve.

Orwell’s Omen

What is more unsettling is why our government is invoking greater retaliation from Islam in a war against us that most of our elected officials know we cannot win.

Perhaps we have been asking the wrong question all along. Perhaps the goal of our government is not to stabilize the Mideast but to destabilize the United States. Sound crazy? George Orwell didn’t think so. From his book 1984:

On the contrary, war hysteria is continuous and universal in all countries, and such acts as raping, looting, the slaughter of children, the reduction of whole populations to slavery, and reprisals against prisoners which extend even to boiling and burying alive, are looked upon as normal, and, when they are committed by one’s own side and not by the enemy, meritorious.  But in a physical sense war involves very small numbers of people, mostly highly trained specialists, and causes comparatively few casualties.

Orwell’s 1984 reads like a mandate for our elected leaders: an infinite period of upheaval with “comparatively few causalities” (at least when measured against the millions of people slaughtered by warfare through the first half of the 20th century).

It is a disturbing endgame being played out by American officials and one that is not serving the Nation.

Prediction: The United States government will put boots on the ground in Syria and any other Islamic country where the outcome will result in further unrest and greater power in the hands of Washington. That means we will not be safer from Islamic extremists that want to kill us or from our government that wishes to enslave us.

Action to take: Intervention in Syria and our continued military and political involvement in the Mideast is an expenditure America cannot afford. However, it will scare us into paying higher taxes and enable the Federal government to take on even greater debts. The inevitable outcrop will be further weakening in the purchasing power of the dollar. The recent correction in gold and silver prices is pure manipulation. It is imperative you hold these instruments in their physical form and, if possible, buy on the current correction. And guns, whiskey and water are even more essential.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers
Editor, Myers Energy & Gold Report

Personal Liberty

John Myers

is editor of Myers’ Energy and Gold Report. The son of C.V. Myers, the original publisher of Oilweek Magazine, John has worked with two of the world’s largest investment publishers, Phillips and Agora. He was the original editor for Outstanding Investments and has more than 20 years experience as an investment writer. John is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He has worked for Prudential Securities in Spokane, Wash., as a registered investment advisor. His office location in Calgary, Alberta, is just minutes away from the headquarters of some of the biggest players in today’s energy markets. This gives him personal access to everyone from oil CEOs to roughnecks, where he learns secrets from oil insiders he passes on to his subscribers. Plus, during his years in Spokane he cultivated a network of relationships with mining insiders in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

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  • GALT

    Islam used better marketing tools, as did Joseph Smith as does Joel Olsteen.

    What I find confusing is that YOU, being a Energy and Gold person, can
    write about Iraq and fail to mention the single FACT that actually made and makes Iraq important……the largest untapped reserves of light crude on
    the planet.

    Oh and what is this “our government” stuff?

    • Mike in MI

      Hey, Galled –
      Glad to see you’re back in the saddle – even if it is side saddle. And that you were able to get out of that ditch you fell in – as in Potomac River sewer sludge. Too bad.
      I want to thank you for not disappointing me in your response last weekend – just about excatly what I expected … and you do not disappoint. Thanks, dud … er, Dude.

      How could you let yourself be so easily gulled, Galled? Do you answer to Pharisee, Sadducee, scribe, Chief Priest … or just Warlock? You are so transparent to someone who knows what to look for. OUTED!

  • jopa

    Very good article and I must agree that we really don’t have enough hard evidence that WMD type gas or poisons of any significance were used.Sources such as Israel in this matter are not reliable in that they would say anything for us to attack any Arab country to get us involved in there self inflicted misery.The Iraq war numbers were really low- balled in the article in that there were over 5,000 Americans killed, over one million Iraqi men women and children and the ten year war will actually cost six trillion dollars after it is all said and done.The cost of the war,the re- building the human cost of disabled veterans for the rest of their lives will be with us for many decades.Just because the war is over the cost doesn’t stop there.

    • Jeff

      Actually, I don’t believe Israel wants us in Syria at all. They apparently have a deal with Assad and they probably won’t have one with his inevitable successor. They’re certainly not crazy about Assad, but they fear whoever comes next.

      • Bob666

        Yo Jeff,
        What is the old saying about the devil you know is often better than the devil you don’t know? this has proven to be true time after time in the middle-east.

      • dfinch

        They have no deal with Syria. They’ve been sending in missles for the last month or two. This last one happening a day or two ago was aiming at an arms shipment they believed from Iran.

  • dan

    The reasoning goes in Washington that America must stop Islamic religious and tribal factions from killing each other? why ?

    They should concern themselves with the internecine troubles to come when the economy finally gasps it’s last and the dollar dies/is murdered

    by the greedy class/organised crime/the powers that be

    • Vulpine

      Too vague, Dan. It’s not “Washington” that reasons that way, it’s the extremist Right that believes any Muslim is a Bad Muslim. We all know there are extremists, everywhere in the world. These extremists tend to be militant and violent. Not everyone in Washington is an extremist.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Vulpine, but you are doing the saying and believing it by saying “it’s the extremist Right that believes any Muslim is a Bad Muslim”. You don’t know any “extremist Right” but you have seen newspapers and TV and internet footages of Muslim savagary.

        • Mike in MI

          Good point Nadzieja B. –
          You know, I think John M. ought to rename this “Paving the Road for Islamists to Ruin”.

      • JeffH

        Vulpine, re-read what you just wrote and then take a look in the mirror at the “extremist” who wrote it.

        I’ll make it easy for you…you are a hypocrit plain and simple!

    • Gullible-White-People

      this is not an ideological battle of left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against white people.

      Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage white majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

      East Asia is 99% yellow. Africa is 90% Black. West Asia is 99% Brown. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Sikhs, Hispanics are aggressively advancing their agenda by annihilating gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

      Why do gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate White people’s guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks & espionage agencies, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

      “Native” Americans are not native. They invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

      Gullible Whites should reject subversive anti-White ideologies – libertarianism, feminism, liberalism, & reject hostile slanders of racism/collectivism. Love to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their families, their fertility, their homelands, their interests. Spread this message. Reading list: , , ,

      • Bruce Atkinson

        You’re right, no race or ethnic group is totally innocent of these evils. Human nature is messed up. I too have been on the receiving end of hate and discrimination as a white man over the past two decades. But you go too far. If it is wrong for other races to organize and discriminate against us, it would be wrong for us to do it. Don’t be a hypocrite.

  • mark

    What an absolutely ludicrous prediction by Mr. Myers. He is almost getting to be as off-target as Wayne Allyn Root, that other seriously impaired prognasticator who contributes here. The United States is not going to put any boots on the ground in Syria. Just as the Obama administration put zero boots on the ground in Libya. At the most NATO and the U.S. may send some arms to the rebels, those groups that are less jihadist for sure. If Assad-directed massacres increased a la Rwanda, the U.S. would probably support a no-fly zone and maybe even some airstrikes, though I seriously doubt the latter.
    But there will be no deployment of U.S. ground troops to Syria. For all his faults, President Obama is a thousand times more intelligent on the issue of sending hundreds of thousands of American soldiers to fight new wars in the hopeless Middle East than was his sorry predecessor, Dick Cheney (U.S. president 2001-2009 – and you know he was the one who really called the shots – not that silly manikin who sat on his lap grinning for 8 years and just got a new, giant library in Texas. Let’s hope there are no unregulated, fertilizers plants near that site. If there are, I suggest you access the libraryh on-line. It will be a lot safer.)

    • Thomas Gentile


      • Jeff

        I don’t suppose you could translate that into English, could you? My Gibberish is a bit rusty.

        • disqus_Ed8LYkU7q2

          Your islamic communist puppet and his regime want the USA to give, pay or fight for the islamic terrorists to own another country and turn it into a sharia haven for their Satan’s Religion of Murder. And then attack US!

          • Jeff

            Have your nurse make you a hot cup of tea and put you to bed.

          • disqus_Ed8LYkU7q2

            Put it in a sock and tell it to all of your paid propaganda sites jeffy assbackwards boy!

          • Deerinwater

            I think maybe you watch too much TV or have overdosed on something that’s not good for people or horses, be careful of what you ingest.

            A little time out might do you some good.

            Your message is coming under attack because it’s baseless , void of support and reeks of a person that can not differentiate the difference between facts and faith based conjuncture.

            What you “want to be so” ~ is overriding what “is so:” and you’ve lose the ability to reason as a normal thoughtful person might. ~` You are offer trash comments, totally void of support and expecting it to be gobbled up . ~ You are in the wrong room, ~ smoke and mirror study is down the hall.

          • Bob666

            Yo Darwin,

            Where are the ad hominem police when you need them?

          • disqus_Ed8LYkU7q2

            Your NEW PSYCO-BABBLE proves that you only know yourself. Propagate your liberal propaganda in your schools of know-nothing.

          • Deerinwater

            Right????? ~ who are we talking about here anyway?

        • Bob666

          Yo Jeff,

          Brain Damage, language barrier or both?

  • hippybiker

    We, America are now 17 trillion in debt. Obama fiddles, while America sinks into the annals of history. Our founding fathers warned us and set safeguards against what is going on right now. Too bad we went to sleep in complacency.

    • Deerinwater

      hmm ? ~ yea well ? ~ It was not for the not like of opposition ~ I certainly did my part. ~ but I was shouted down by the “Right Wing Christian Coalition types. As they seemed to believe that God was on their side ~ they was hell bent and heaven bound ~ to punish “evil doers” while seeing no need to finance the campaign. ~ The funds was to just magically appear from “someone else’s pockets. God was to provide the means and show us the way to extract a pound of flesh!

  • Flashy

    Well….the wild extremist articles in PLD of late just keep coming don’t they? Not that they were touching reality beforehand, but of late they lost even that light touch and have gone off into lala Land. As stated before by many…it’s the truest sign the crazies are losing influence, being pushed back into the corner, and told to sit and behave. like truculent teenagers they have to huff and puff and sulk…making ever louder noises to keep attention on them. And, eventually, they’ll be sent to the principles office ousted from any meaningful participation.

    “The greatest short-term danger is the immeasurable cost resulting from Mideast intervention,”. C’mon….the greatest short term danger is the extremists holding up vital meaningful action in fighting the economic malaise they brought upn us and we battle to overcome to this day. The Syrian issue is not the “greatest short term danger”, and if one were to point to any foreign issue which may be, Iran would top the list followed by China’s problem’s spilling over to affect the international economy.

    As to Myer’s “prediction of boots on the ground? if I were a bookie (emulating Wayne Allen Root in a career path), I’d place the odds on this as slim to none…and slim just saddled up and left town. Ain’t gonna happen. When the absolute proof comes in…solid proof…not made up out of thin air as Bush II/Cheney performed … we will be one of several, and it will be air, naval, and supplying the rebels…the Moderate faction of the rebels (yes, if you were aware..there is a moderate faction).

    Before having such solid incontrovertible proof? We ain’t going in. This administration is not like the conservatives of 2001-2009.

    What is even more interesting in Myer’s article is the Bush II/Cheney bashing. it’s ‘it’s not our fault!’ again. When, of course, it truly is. Though, history keeps being re-written by the extremist right as events warrant to keep the faithful in line …

    • Hawk!

      Flashy, you are right. This administration is not like the previous one. It has no regard for traditions, rule of law or anything but naked force. The only difference is that they’er within OUR borders. We are constantly being diverted by stupid hot button issues (gay marriage, “gun” control, fiscal cliffs, immigration “reform” and the like. Fact is, this administration does whatever the hell it wants. Why draw the red line sand if you’re not prepared to back it up? We may not actually put “boots on the ground” but can kill just as many people from the air and by arming other groups. It’s only a minor difference. People STILL DIE. What if another country did the same here and send weapons to extremits wanting to bring down this government that can’t seem to mind it’s own business. Mr. Myers makes some vadid points. Before every great power falls from it’s pinacle, there is a period of militarism that preceeds it. The quote from Orwell’s 1984 is an apy one that SHOULD serve as a warning to all of us. Mr. Obama is trying to be disarming (in more ways than one!) to the American people. “I AM the government and I’m here to help you. Well, Mr. Obama, you have already cost US too much. The turmoil that will result will make the Arab spring liik like the 4th of July.

      • Flashy

        Jeesh …. one aspect of this administration, and that of Pres. Clinton, is that they haven’t banged the war drums and sent troops to die in order to enrich the oil interests.

        Here’s a nice tidbit for you to chew on. When Reagan was elected, we had 19 million manufacturing based job. The highest ever in manufacturing. Then came the trickle down economics..aka supply side. And our manufacturing based jobs started going away, lower paying service jobs came into being and we went from a manufacturing economy to a consumer economy. The two wage earner family went from an opinion to a necessity. The decline of the dollar began. We relied on defense spending for short term artificial economic boosts in all but the Clinton and Obama administrations.

        During 2001-2009 we lost almost 6 million manufacturing jbs alone.

        Guess what? Since January 2010, the United States has added 520,000 manufacturing jobs — and of those, 50,000 have come from overseas firms moving here.

        Where are those jobs going? Not in the anti union, low wage, anti education South. If we fall from the top of the hill anytime soon, it will be for one reason. The extremists continue to block any attempt at repairing what they and their ilk cursed us with beginning with Reagan and the redistribution of wealth from the Middle Class to the elite and the concentration of wealth and power of our business sector.

        • momo

          Flasho, every now and then you have something intelligent to say, but then, as always, you’re off blaming Reagan and the right wing fringe. Reagan hasn’t been in power since January 20, 1989. and if things were so screwed up why didn’t Clinton reverse them. Here’s the short answer, because the people that paid for their stays in the White House wanted it that way. You’re still in that left-right paradigm, its well beyond that.
          For once I agree with Obama, we don’t need to get involved in Syria, but McCain and Graham are going to try to push us into it. What’s wrong with a few years of peace?

          • Flashy

            momo…as much as he could during his eight years, he was revrsing the Reagan fiasco years. he raised the taxes on upper incomes a tad, he pulled back on the military, and he gave us a surplus…or close to one. then Bush II came in, saw it was too good a deal, and reverted back to the Reagan wealth redistribution years.

            Manufacturing jobs fell from 22% iof all jobs in 1981 to 16% of all jobs in 1992. note, this was even with the military ubuildup Reagan initiated. During Clinton’s years, manufacturing jobs fell about 750,000, with almost a million jobs lost when he scaled back military spending (thus increasing 250,000 in the non military sector).

            As i said, Bush II lost 6 million manufacturing jobs overseas and through plant closures…and only with this administration has manufacturing began to grow again..a half million since 2010. Heck, we are seeing a positive job growth by 50,000 via insourcing of factories!

            What is more telling…manufacturing is growing more in the union states, the states with high skilled labor pools, transportation availability, livability , etc etc. It ain’t the south.

            I can tell you two plants of a certain company are being built/have been built the past two years. Both in the north half (one east coast, one west) and there are absolutely no plans whatsoever to place the third anywhere near the South. The numbers dont work out…either in labor productivity, cost of labor skills, etc etc

            Th Soputh can’t cut the mustard. the only reason the South can boast of being cheaper for any company is that it relies on federal monies to swing the deals. they take in far more in federal monies than they send to the Nation.

            Which is why anyone with half a brain onward has to laugh at the insistence of the wacked extremists ion the South insisting on cutting federal spending. they are, quite literally, guaranteeing that the South will become no more than a third world status in comparison to the rest of the nation.

            now here is something very interesting to think about. It’s being forecast a higher number of hurricanes of greater magnitude will hit us this year. Same with tornadoes (yeah…climate change aint happenin’)

            Now how loud will the screaming be when the South gets wasted by a hurricane…and the guys up in the NE say “ummm folks? remember what you said when you voted down the Sandy emergency relief funding? Can you say ..”payback’s a bitch?” ”

            Of course, with the crazies, it will then be the ‘it’s everyone else’s fault ! it’s not our fault!” …

            Math doesn’t lie Momo. now matter how much the wacked right try to say it does.

        • Jeff

          Well stated. Right wingers like Hawk will say absolutely anything, even express seemingly leftist sentiments, in order to criticize Obama. What is certain is he will defend the drone program as soon as a Repug is in the White House. I recognize that drones, while preferrable to invasions, represent a slippery slope that we had better throw some sand upon.

  • Vulpine

    I may agree with the sentiment that we don’t need yet another war, but I disagree with the sense that our current president will leap recklessly into one the way his predecessor did.
    Sure, we have all heard the rumors that Syria has used gas, but where’s the proof? “W” leapt in on manufactured evidence that simply proved to be false. Obama has clearly stated that he will wait until he has verifiable, incontrovertible proof of Who, What, When, Where and Why. I also doubt that he would send troops in when both sides of that war are mutually opposed to Americans. On the other hand, with a little research it is quite possible a few bombs dropped from high altitude on specific points could have a major effect on the Syrian government’s capability to repeat the offense.

    As for Korea, you’re falling for North Korea’s game. The current dictator wants to ensure his country is ‘noticed’ at a point where it has effectively become irrelevant in today’s geopolitical environment. Every one of us knows that if he actively attacked any of his ‘enemies’, that not only would the retaliation be greater than anything he could have imagined but that even China and Russia would get involved against him. He’s a chihuahua taking on a pack of mastiffs. The only difference between N. Korea and Syria is the fact that his people are ‘brainwashed’ into believing he is as much of a god as his father and his father before him. Simply put, he is little more than proof that Soviet-era Communism simply cannot work.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      VulpineSo you are saying that N Korea is feeling like a neglected entity in the world and must threaten to get attention. So now all nations will jump and dance and run to pacify it. So everytime a nation fails or is slow to come running at the beck and call of N Korea it will issue more threats.

    • Mike in MI

      Wolfie –

      “The Mouse That squawked” as it choked, on its own irrelevance.

      But, one which the president’s media made seem immensely ……..what ever they’re trying to do?

      Ever since Obama considered “packing his bags and going home – – -” well, GOOD!!! But, ‘at’s a long trip to Pakistan or Kenya or Pyndong Y’lang.

      But, he won’t do that. He’s too enamored of the idea of collecting all the “passed decades” claims of amassed wealth of “Negro Reparations” for himself and Michelle before they get out of his Offal Orifice. He wants to pass himself off as an Afro-American … when he isn’t, and anything he can make himself seem to be to anyone who’ll give him money for when they’ve made themselves Absent Without Leave or just, generally, MIA . So, they can abscond with however many billions they can hide “off-shore” between now and then . . . from all SOURCES (and that’s an humongous artesian cesspool).

      Poor Mitt R., deprecated for what the Comandeerer-in-Chief will claim for his own since the United States of Demericanized statutes will not put claims on them as foreign nationals. Wel-l-ll, it’ll be in her name, but as his nationality is sealed and his wife she is ……… you get the idea.

      He’s a con-man, a ghetto con. Always has been, always will be. Scratch him and he bleeds ACORNs. But, he’s not anything like, or that grows to an oak. They (the B-M duo) are more like “False Huckleberry bushes”… They can’t produce nothin’ useful and they imitate somethin’ they ain’t.

      That’s what you fell for and voted in, folks. Not salt of the earth, jis’ scum off the settling pond.

  • Deerinwater

    I’m with you Mark. ~ 44 does not want the entanglement of Syria while holding the position of a World Leader requires him to “weigh in” on events as this civil war plays out. It’s being “demanded:of him by the world community.

    America’s own self interest will come first and foremost with Obama. ~ When his says “Game Changer” he is warning the Syrian government to “hostler” the use of chemical weapons or there will be other options of act placed on the table. These options could come in many forms and take many shapes.

    We are fortunate not to have a man like McCain calling the shots today. ~

    The USA government cannot stop people from behaving badly, ~ but our government can discourage them from resorting to “final solutions” that come out of a bottle.

    Assad is clearly struggling to maintain his leadership of Syria. Myself ~ I feel required to act as if I care. ~~ but my caring is limited. ~ Like a man that beats his wife ~~ I feel compelled to interfere ~so just don’t do it in front of me and I can stay out of your business.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      What “world community” demands anything of O?
      That Leftist Collectivist catch phrase usually means that the US will bear the brunt and the cost while the “world community” hangs back to save its’ skin.

      • Bob666

        OK Nads,

        I hear what you are saying, but let’s compare the cost in dollars and lives in that little situation with Saddam Hussein, the deposed leader of Iraq verses Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed leader of Libya.
        The Difference is; one plus Trillion dollars and 10K American lives verse $20 Billion and no lost American lives (that we know of).
        let’s lay it out, “W” Verses “O”.
        Any questions?

  • Robbie

    The problem with the crisis in Syria is that as horrible as King Assad is those who seek to replace him are even worse.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      The great possibility exists that no matter what the US does in dealing with Syria, it will be the wrong thing to do.

      • Flashy

        Nad…I have no doubt whatever this administration does involving Syria will be “the wrong thing to do’ according to you and other other crazies of the extremist right…

        • Mike in MI

          Ya, Flush –

          Like you give a crap what anybody does as long as you collect your propaganda stipend … for now?

          What ‘cha’ gonna do when you run the well dry? Become a Benny Hinn?

  • Robbie

    The problem with the crisis in Syria is that as horrible as King Assad is those who seek to replace him are even worse.

    • Bob666

      Very well said Robbie,

      What is happening over there is bad, but I’m tired of being the worlds policeman and we are not in the position to spend another trillion dollars on war. Time for the rest of the world to step up.

      • macgyver1948

        Hi Bob…. It is a vicious circle. We invade and control and
        Muslims hate us for it. Zealot madmen bomb Boston marathons
        and more of us hate Muslims. We need to stop the invasions of
        countries that aren’t threatening us and hope the nuts stop
        bombing “US marathons”. Otherwise madmen will continue
        to justify their attacks on our civilians in their sick minds.

        It will only get worse so for us to have a chance we have to start
        with US because we cannot deal with the sick minds who justify
        murdering children.

        • Robbie

          Very true. This is why the president has been so reluctant to send over weapons to the “rebels” many of whom hate the west with a passion. They would take our help and then turn on us.

          • macgyver1948

            I agree Robbie. Gunrunners jump in fast to supply guns and maybe even to both sides. It shouldn’t be about money and control, Obama did the right thing.

          • Mike in MI

            macgyver1948 –
            Yea!!!?? Like sending cash money, “designated” for “humanitarian” stuff like guns and ammo and rpg’s and “stinger” type shoulder fired rockets and ____ and ____ or other Obama-type, people helping supplies

            You wouldn’t be throwing fecal “materia medica” my direction wood ‘ja, man?

          • macgyver1948

            Gee Mike in Mi… I didn’t think I was but apparently you think so. Does that make you more Right about what I meant than I am? LOL

        • Bob666

          Yo Mac,

          Good to see you back. Violence begets Violence and that is not the word of a Pacifist. While I will always maintain a position of strength, that does not mean that you need to be a bully or try to pressure the world to dance to your tune. Some of us get this, many of them do not.

          • macgyver1948

            I agree Bob… I am a pacifist of sorts myself. I say of
            sorts because I never start violence but I have made those who took my right of non violence away from me regret it when I could. Growing up in The Bronx brought me to that I guess. I think preemptive strikes
            are from hell. If we are attacked, as with 911, we MUST go after them where ever they go but we also have to eliminate collateral damage as much as possible (and go after the right targets) so we can tell the difference between us and them, the terrorists, as well as not give a bad image of us to them (as we so often do).

            We also need to stay away from immoral acts of war such as the invasion of Iraq after 911, in this case a not right target since Iraq/Saddam Hussein
            had nothing to do with 911. Also, in a smaller example, these brothers in the Boston marathon bombings, with their method of murdering innocence (I suppose there is a message in that some where for their kind which justifies their evil to them), presented a more real message, one I bet one they didn’t expect, as violence
            so often does. We have to do better and staying out of Syria for as long as we can is a good start. It is nuts to expect decent moral people there to love us if we do what is terror to them.

            We can’t claim to be good guys if we use violence as our method for profit, power or anything else that strays from justice. It is the methods and the perceived messages that matters, not who does them. The ends really do not justify the means if the means are foul. That is why we are the bad guys to so many in other parts of the world.

        • John White

          This is why the world hate the USA always sticking their neck in everyones business and if you dont toe the USA line you get punished. Just look at the way the USA has treated one of it Allies New Zealand over the years and the Anti Nuclear stance that NZ had, and then you wonder why the USA is hated

    • momo

      He’s not a king, Assad is a president, albiet for life.

      • Robbie

        Well they call him a president but think about it. When daddy Assad died the Syrian V.P. was supposed to take over. However they dumped him and flew in baby Assad for the job. That’s how a monarchy works – you take over your dad’s position when he dies.

        • Robert Zraick

          So What? Let them run their own country in their own way. It is none of our business unless they attack us.

    • Bruce Atkinson

      Replacement governments and their replacement ideologies, policies, and prejudices. None of them are truly altruistic and unselfish. Yes, in
      the short run, might gets to define “right.” Which does not make it truly right, of course. In this fallen world (whether war machine or money) every worldly power must fall. Every single one. If might always won, then we would all be still under the management of the descendants of the cronies of Alexander and run from a world capital in Greece, or we would ruled by the descendants of Ghengis Khan from Mongolia, or Italians from Rome, or Germans from Nazi Germany, or …. All of them rose and fell, and any today will rise and fall as well. Some just more quickly than others. So don’t put all your resources in one place. My stockbroker brother says it is always wise to diversify and balance your investments. In the worldly sense, this is certainly true.

      However, spiritually, the opposite is true—you cannot diversify and get anywhere good. There can only be one Truth (reality is unified and it is not relative, that is, not subject to our own subjective views) and it is absolute. It’s an old narrative.

      • Robbie

        Oh really? Can you name one thing that is absolute?

  • BTeboe

    We need to get out of the Middle East. If the Arabs want to do each other in, I say go for it. We have enough untapped oil in this country to last another 600 years. If we want to get out of debt start tapping that resource and sell it to China. Maybe, just maybe, China wouldn’t be so hot to defend the ass clowns in Syria. We’ve invested enough blood and treasure in countries that literally hate our guts. We will never understand their reasoning, not that it matters, but most of them are freaking lunatics.

    Obama will punt to the UN. That ‘red line’ is fast disappearing, but I’m okay with that. How many sources does he need to confirm that chemical wpns were used. Bush got hammered for weapons of mass destruction intel being completely wrong. Obama may see the writing on the wall or not. Or it could be that he will not make a decision at all unless it somehow will hurt the American middle class. He is no leader. He just talks, and talks, and talks, and really says nothing except to bash whomever he believes is disagreeing with him.

    • Deerinwater

      You say ” He is no leader. He just talks, and talks, and talks, and really says nothing except to bash whomever he believes is disagreeing with him.”

      You are wrong, ~ “Leaders keep the talking going” ~ and as a leader he has lead. ~ He’s not God, ~ He does not control all events and left to react to them. ~ If McCain was our Leader today ~ the world would be more at war than what we see today. ~ That’s all but a lead pipe cinch.

      i agreed with most of your posting however. ~ while you cultured and developed dislike for Obama ~ Implies we had “options” that we simply did not have!

      don’t be a ditto head.

      • BTeboe

        Ditto, don’t be a ditto head. Obama could not make a decision if his life depended on it. You don’t lead by conducting a scorched earth policy with those who disagree with you. Remember these cute little phrases “We will reward our friends and punish our enemies” (referring to Republicans), “If you own a business, you didn’t build that”, etc. About the God thing – you better ask him again, because I’m pretty sure he does believe he is God. Obama is NO LEADER. Leader’s try to bring people together. Leaders actually meet with those they are attempting to lead. Leaders, at some point, actually do some work, and quit campaigning. Leaders work together for the common good. This is a guy who got his start with the communist party (do some research) and after not even two years as a Senator decided he was ready to be the President. His ‘cross the red line’ speech was meant to intimidate Assad. We can see how well that worked for him. Don’t try to change my mind. You love the guy and I don’t. I think he is a fraud.

        • Deerinwater

          “You don’t lead by conducting a scorched earth policy with those who disagree with you. ”

          Then you should be able to tell me where you see such a practice being employed .. ~ So far, you have failed too this and I know of no such event..

          This President, like all other Presidents makes “decisions” from the time they wake up until the time they go to bed that affects more people than any man on earth. ~ And you are saying that Obama make “NO Decisions”??????

          You are not believable with such a comment as that Sir. My rebuttal is forthright , direct and focused. ~

          Re-frame your comments to reflect what you think you know and not what you want to believe or stand down.

          Why not just admit that you don’t approve of the decisions that he makes rather then fabricated some off the wall Bull$hit that you want to believe for everyone’s amusement and entertainment?

          For Obama has made thousands of decisions ~ and the majority of them have been sound and constructive.

          Obviously, you don’t have a single clue just how bad things “were” or just how bad can still get.

          Why not accept your reasoning as flawed in this particular matter as well ~ as most everything else. ~~ To suggest a Mitt Romney or a John Mc Cain ~ would be you preferred leadership options ~ is understandable ~~ flawed as it might be. ~ ~ why carry this “losers grudge” and employ it into all your thought processes.

          You have the right to be wrong ~ but you don’t have the right to make up your own “Facts” ~

          • BTeboe

            I don’t recall endorsing either McCain or Romney. You just made another incorrect assumption and you know what assume makes. Obama does not make his own decisions. Valerie Jarrett is the decision maker. You sure do know who is flawed and who isn’t. You love Obama, admit it. You’d like to be one his friends in the ‘Down Low’ club wouldn’t you? I’m not buying your crap sandwich. Obama’s policy are bringing this nation down thanks to guys like you. Thanks to Obamacare having a part time job will become the norm. How many more people do you think we can support on food stamps. Real unemployment in this country is closer to 20% and all Obama wants to do is add a slew of illegals to compete with unemployed citizens. He’s spent more time on golf than the economy. He’s an incompetent, just like you. Always looking for who to blame if things don’t go the way you want. That’s Obama’s modus operandi, come up with a plan and instead of making an alternate plan of action his Plan B consists of who to blame.

            I’m supposed to take your word that all of his decisions have been sound and constructive. Again not buying your crap sandwich. The guy is a fraud and cares only for himself and his agenda, and to hell with the rest of us. Have you ever noticed when asked a question that isn’t in his talking points (or teleprompter) he fumbles and ah’s and never really does provide an answer. But you keep on loving him.

          • Deerinwater

            So you are saying that you failed to support any political candidate while still thinking that your are entitled “b1itching Rights?

            Who I “love” is none of your business and not germane to the discussion ~ I am openly attacking your mindless commentary. How might you confuse that with “love” ~ that is yet another twist of reasoning ~ that only you might account for.

            My word is no less of value then your Sir. ~ at lest I can validate and support my statements. ~ Where as you seem to be just a disenchanted , dis enfranchised blow hard. And I still would like to hear more about this “scorched earth policy.

            Myself, i have employed it , and left no two stones standing on top of another. ~ It’s not a pretty site. ~~ That is about the very last thing Obama might be found guilty of. ~ So where is your proof of this behavior? I want to know of it, when, where, whp, why?

            And you can thank Ronnie Reagan for your need of a part time job. He was our President that made Part Time workers more desirable to employers to circumvent labor laws that was on the books. ~ and this started the gradual decay of working middle class discretionary spending.

            If you was not yet paying for your own GD health care ~ your are the very reason for the need of the “Affordable Heath Care Act” ~ The American people are tired of carrying your assets via federal tax dollars and local taxes. You need to get a better job or buy spend less on other matters. ~ It’s not complicated. ~ It’s called being responsible for ones own self. ~ Some people call it a conservative idea . ~ I just call it looking out for yourself and don’t burden other people with your problems

    • Jeff

      So, you’re criticizing him for not doing something you don’t think we should do. It’s great. Whether he sends in troops or not, you get to criticize him. I hope that makes you feel really important.

      • BTeboe

        It makes me feel more important than you. Obama missed the window on Syria. It’s too late and isn’t like he was going to do anything anyway. He’s got a mountain lion mouth and jay bird ass. I can criticize whomever I please including you. You have the right too. Get over it.

  • Greg Murphy

    The loons will be out today. I have much more important things to do than read more nonsense.

  • boyscout

    If only those in that Middle East weren’t sitting on all that oil which rightfully belongs to American and British corporatists, we could turn our gaze and not notice the evil their leaders do to the suffering populaces of the area. Unfortunately, they are. This obviously leaves us no choice but to drone strike indiscriminately and often and so teach/convince them who owns that crude. Besides that, for the most part, they are simply not Christian and actually refuse to accept the faith of Our founding fathers. We simply have no choice.

    McCain and his ilk have it dead to rights; they know who pays to get them elected and properly seat both houses. I suggest we back him up, insure that WE get that oil and use OUR profits to hire the American unemployed – after all the big 1%ers are the true job creators. Enough for now; this diatribe is making ME sick.

    • Flashy

      “after all the big 1%ers are the true job creators.”:

      Really? And who buys the goods that are on the shelves? If no one was able to buy the think the factories would still operate?

      The MIDDLE CLASS are the TRUE job creators.

      • boyscout

        Flashy, wake the hell up and read the tone of my “misinformed” missive and either change the blanket or remove the burr.

        • Jeff

          I understood your sarcasm. What I don’t understand is precisely what McCain would have us do. I get that he enjoys criticizing Obama as it’s become his life’s work. But he claims he doesn’t advocate an invasion of Syria. So, just air strikes? Imposing a “no fly” zone will be far more difficult than it was in Libya as Assad actually possesses modern weapons. I guess we’re making progress at least when John McCain is not advocating an all-out invasion.

          • boyscout

            Jeff, With the present situation McCain has the luxury of not needing a plan. Rightly his game should be to obfuscate his (actually those who back him) intentions, send all the flack he can at O, and clear a path for Republican victory in the next. Good politics! meaningless to any quest for answers, but good. (Pretty much the same game that O plays.) But one does not really have to know who the actual decision makers are, as naming a corporation (or a dozen) yields limited intell. After all, if people can be corporations why not make corporations people; it seems to suit.
            The gist is that Middle East potentates who disagree with Western financial interests are simply in the way. If we can’t buy them, we replace them. Too bad little guys get in the way. Here the only political affiliation that smatters is the tie to the financial concerns.

      • momo

        Geesh…flashman! If there were no factories how would the middle class earn enough money to buy those goods?

  • FreedomFighter

    You guys have to remember that the Islamist messiah crawls out of a “PIT” and whom else comes out of a “PIT” in the biblical texts? Islam was evil from its start. Know what Islam is about power and control — not empowerment of people and know it is pure evil.

    How to instantly tell who’s evil vs. good: the philosophy of ‘control’ vs. ‘empowerment’

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Jeff

    I’m flabbergasted. I agree with almost everything in the article. The first question a President and Secretary of Defense must ask when faced with one of these situations is – How will introducing the U.S. Military make the situation better or will it make it worse? In fairness, even McCain and Graham aren’t necessarily calling for a ground invasion of Syria. I’m not really sure what they want and I’m not sure they do either. McCain just wants to do SOMETHING. Had he won in 2008, we’d still be fighting in Iraq, probably Iran by now, and Syria might have been his own Cambodia.

    I’m not sure I agree with your prediction that we’ll send in ground troops; there just doesn’t seem to be anyone calling for that. I think we will increase aid to the rebels and we’d certainly support a Pan-Arab force. Now there’s a new wrinkle in that Turkey might get drawn into the fight. If they do, that might draw us in through NATO.

    • macgyver1948

      How is it going? From George Orwell’s type writer to John Myers lips,
      so to speak. I agree with Orwell and I too agree with what John Myers
      says here for the most part. I also wonder about US boots
      on Syrian ground but that might depend on demands from our
      big business of sorts and how much some individual
      US politicians can make off of it. Let’s remember it was big US business here who pressured enough US politicians in Roosevelt’s day to keep us out of a war with Hitler for a long time – until it was almost too late. No, I am not forgetting Pearl.

  • Wellarmed

    A very well written article Mr. Myers. I cannot agree with your comments and observations more. As much as I believe that Assad is no better for the people of Syria than Saddam Hussein was for Iraq, our intervention is not warranted in this matter.

    Creating a no fly zone over a foreign nation is an act of war, and I assume it will be the first step Obama takes in getting our nation mired in one more failed engagement. And for anyone who thinks that we do not currently have boots on the ground, may I remind you that we most likely have members of our Central Intelligence Agency already in place, unless you feel that the White House is gathering its on intell through you tube videos.

    Could it be possible that a certain governments intelligence agency set off a small amount of chemical weapons to draw us into this civil war?

    • Sarah417

      Wellarmed. Why do you say that Assad is no better for the people of Syria than Saddam Hussein was for Iraq?
      Mubarak, S.Hussein, Gadafi all ruled for over forty years keeping peace within their borders. Not our democracy but peace. The Assad family has ruled for several generations. Not our democracy but peace.
      The middle east does not want our democracy. We have no right to interfere.
      Our government has enabled the Al Quadi and the Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow these countries. Our intrusion has caused widespread violence and death. Now it is all coming back to bite our government in the butt. Unfortunately innocent people are dying for our government’s stupid cause.

      • Wellarmed

        It looks like you only read part of my comments. What is your definition of peace? Friends of mine that have fought in both wars in Iraq have seen mass graves that rivaled what they saw in Serbia. Is that how you feel the “peace” should be maintained?

        It sounds like you do not understand the dynamic that we preserve with these tyrants and the cost to life and liberty for the residents of those countries. Mubarak, and Hussein deserved to die in far worse a manner than they did for the atrocities that they inflicted on their people.

        America should not support tyrants of any stripe for any reason regardless of any perceived gains as they will only be of the short lived variety.

        Ghadafi, and Mubarak were simply useful idiots for the US Government ( no longer by and for the people ) and as long as they were players for the CIA torture program they served a useful purpose. Is that the America that you believe in? Freedom and justice only for those lucky enough to have been born on US soil?

        That position does not fly with me.

        The only person that I have heard make any sense regarding the relation of the US and the middle east that had any basis in logic was from former Governor Ventura. Complete withdraw of all embassies and all financial support of countries that do not recognize that the the Bill of Rights is not an American document but is a right if ALL PEOPLE.

        I hope that clarifies my position.

        • Robert Zraick

          The idea of freedom is not an idea of government. We have made war on several countries, not because we wanted freedom for the people, but because we wanted control of the governments and we wanted the resources.
          People must be free to choose their own government. The “dictators we have murdered, has great popular support by the people of their countries, and we did not make their lives better by what we did.
          The only way to spread the ideas of freedom to others is by example. Yet our own government is growing so as to remove the freedoms of our own people.
          Ley us stop our aggression against others. Let us protect our own borders. Let stop killing innocent people in foreign countries. Let’s respect and restore our own freedoms.
          Otherwise we will deserve the labels of bully, and killers. We fought WWII against an aggressor. Now we are the aggressor.

  • Roger

    John Myers is either Zionist jew or Christian fundamentalist.He is always pushng Islamophobia ..OR maybe he is just a plain old Neocon Disinformationist

  • TheLightWithin

    Use some historical reflection you of weak mind

    1000 year ago the Mongols devastated Baghdad, destroyed many libraries of precious knowledge

    after a few years they like the Islamic culture so much

    that Genghis Khan became Muslim!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Ghenghis Khan = THUG
      Muslim Ghengis Khan = Thug

  • NickCzudy

    John Myers, Your tone on this comment, was a little more
    rational, then the usual rhetoric that flows from your pages. I was
    impressed. But you couldn’t let it go. You spoke rationally of the US
    not needing to go into an other war. American cannot afford it and it
    will not help America.

    It is true that Sen McCain, will not shy back from war. But you lost me with Obama’s red line.
    you get back to the usual right wing bull crap is that Obama is trying
    to destroy America. Jjjjjjjeeeeesssssususs. Can you get off of this
    track. He is the farthest from wanting to destroy America. You have
    seen the evidence in how he has been trying to solve problems by
    diplomacy and talks. He skilfully avoided taking us into a war in
    Libya. Notice how he has not jumped on the war wagon from the first
    evidence of Syria using chemical weapons. He wants more information and
    evidence with many more questions answered before he takes America into
    another war. It is evident that Obama does not want to take us into
    another war casually as “W” did with the WMD bull.

    So I liked that you are right wing and I think that you are trying to say that we should not go into another war. Wow that is a usual left wing philosophy. I was impressed. You are actually speaking rationally with this thought. So I bow to you for having some rational thought instead of the usual bull. Congratulations.

    But you cannot paint Obama as a war monger. John McCain, yes you can. But not Obama.

  • securityman

    obummer wants enough muslims left to come in and take over when he feels that he has enough power to make it happen. he’s wrong but he and his idiots are wearing blinders and will not believe that he will never have that kind of power as long as there are AMERICANS who will not knuckle under and have guns to back us up!!!!!!!!!

  • speedle24

    All that said, I wonder what the writer recommends that we do about the Syrian issue, and do we do anything to defend Israel.


    The preternatural-bankers will have their WW3 no matter what it takes. There are enough stupid-people on the planet that will buy into the main-stream’s propaganda to the point they will cheer for an all out WW3 that will start in the middle-east…under UN auspices, no doubt. The very same idiots who railed against the Iraqi invasion under Georgie Bush, are now slobbering at the mouths in full support of Obama’s war-moungering in the middle-east. Go for it, you brainless-fools, and to your deaths!

    • Roger

      Excellent and I don’t need to say more

  • RevNowWhileWeCan

    Let’s firs start by saying that the “Syria is using chemical weapons” is a LIE. I really, really hope the sheep aren’t going for THAT one again! The only “proof” I’ve seen is to the contrary……

  • FreedomFighter

    Maybe the government is buying those 2 billion plus rounds of ammo for Islamist terrorists, somehow I don’t think so…or is Obummers SS stocking up?

    DHS Ammo Hoarding Chronicled

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • Bob666

      Oh Yes, Alex Jones!

  • DouglasDauntless

    Why do you think that Islam is the chosen religion of our presidents, B.O. and all the Demo-rats and Rhino Republicans, it is to destroy the United States of America, same thing with Amnesty. Once the USA is destroyed the powers that be can enslave everyone and kill all those people they consider useless.

  • KG

    Civil war is probably the worst kind of war to have. For many people are dying for Ideas rather than for any ‘truth.’ The United States Civil war comes to mind. Poor, Southern whites were fighting for a cause that only benefited the richest landowners. And, yet, they fought with tremendous tenacity despite the gap between themselves and the real beneficiaries. Too bad there;s no one like a Bin Laden or Qaddafi. Because Obama would “…put a cap in their a$$!”

  • GALT

    Hey John, Here’s some insider secrets you can share in your


    Who’s said there’s no such thing as a “free lunch”?

  • Patriot66

    First of all, George Bush Sr. backed out of the first gulf war so quickly because he realized the family was not positioned well enough to profit from it in an optimal manner. They positioned themselves strategically via Halliburton and Xe (or what ever name they go by now…) and went forth with the war with Bush Jr and made a fortune.

    Secondly, Bashar al-Assad’s regime is just wiping out Muslim terrorists. Is the US actually considering supporting and arming future enemies? Why? I say we arm the current regime and let things go as is. Current agenda’s reveal that the main demonisations lead to Bashar al-Assad’s regime not taking enough loans from the IMF’s central bankers, like the rest of the world does. Follow the money (and power)
    Just my 2 cents…

  • ChuckS123

    One big problem is that “we” may be helping Al-Quaeda or the Muslim Brotherhood take over Syria, like Egypt and Libya. Maybe the bigger problem is that Obama may be on the side of the Islamofascists.

    I think there is a big problem of Muslim and communist countries – mainly China – being potential enemies. I don’t trust Obama to defend against them. If he seems to be defending us,beware of him doing it in an ineffective or counterproductive way. Like helping the Muslim Brotherhood come to power in Egypt and Libya. It also seems like he’s helped rebels everywhere but in Iran.

  • Tommy


    Douglas MacArthur once truly described war as a “most malignant scourge”. In all history it appears that man’s greatest achievement is his ability to kill greater numbers of people with more effective weaponry. Even soldiers were once children and civilians and it should be our saddest adventure to ever war against other peoples or nations. If and when it should ever become essential that slaughter should be waged there should be no safe haven anywhere for enemy combatants. Dear people…remember well the devastation that was waged against Tokyo, Japan and Dresden, Germany in the not so great world war II. In those two catastrophic endeavors…. there were no civilians!!!

  • Corsica

    The Assad regime allegedly uses chemical weapons against civilians and not a peep is heard from any other Arab/Muslim country in protest. Why? Because they don’t give a fk! They know that’s how it is in their countries. They’d do the same. It’s just how it is. Why the fk do we have to put our nose in their squabbles?

    • Sarah417

      Here, here. Well said.

  • Sarah417

    There is no good Muslim. Sharia Law says that martyrdom is the goal. If this is achieved they will go to Heaven where twelve virgins will welcome them. If you don’t convert to Islam then they will cut off your heads. Violence and death are a central part of their religion. What good comes of a religion that believes these things? They should all be packed up and sent back to whence they came. Let them fight amongst themselves. They have no better sense than that. I say America should stay out of the middle east and stop financing their civil wars. Get out of Syria now. We have no right interfering with their civil war.

  • BTeboe

    Let them kill one another. I say ‘good job old man’, keep up the good work. Most people don’t get that these people look at infidels (us) as the enemy because we do not believe in their prophet. Nothing else matters to them. It’s their way or the highway (actually it’s the graveyard, but who’s looking). You don’t deal with religious zealots waiting to blow themselves to smithereens and you along with them, by trying to appease. We don’t need their oil, we have plenty of our own. We don’t need Sharia law, we have our own. Why in the hell are we in the Middle East? Stop spilling our blood and treasure on ingrates who would stab us in the back when we weren’t looking. These people live in the 7th century and measure wealth by goats and wives. I’m tired of us trying to drag them into the 21st century.


    The Faker will support the cult islam terrorist regardless of consequence, that is his whole purpose of covering up the Benghazi murders….