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… the Kurds may Shoot for Independence … under Turkish Protection …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 30th,2016

.. and with Israeli support ..

.. those folks , both in Jerusalem and in Ankara , know the score . They know that our current scourge , the ObamaCraps , are a unique aberration . They know what to expect from the GOP and most wings of the Republican party . They also understand most wings of the DemoCrap party , as well . The problem is the ObamaCraps . However , they are one than can cause a great deal of damage before they go …

.. the Kurds know the new score . The Iranians may not be all that wild about Kurdish independence . They may have adjusted to it , because it also solves certain ” problems ” for Iranian minorities . The Turks are in a similar position , but not as forgiving . They may well let a chunk of their Kurds go , but not all . They also may not be thrilled with it , but can help gain a lot of ” street cred ” with the Kurdish people by helping ” midwife ” the process . The problem : The ObamaCraps , who else ? …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. JohnBoy Kerry and his gang may not want an independent Kurdistan . Right now , given their lack of military and diplomatic heft in the region , there may not be a whole lot that the US State Department can do about it …

.. not too long ago , ” Uncle Joe ” Biden was talking about the three – way partition of Iraq . It looks as if he just may well get his wish …

.. [update] — the Pesh Merga will have to deal with I.S.I.L. first . Hopefully , the ObamaCraps (or , some really rich folks of Kurdish descent) will wake up and help them …

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… POTUS using American Citizens as Political Chips ?? [#blackmail the DemoCraps]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 26th,2016

.. I would not put it past him …

.. given the ” Chicago Rules ” these clowns play by , they are shameless . They will take a nuclear weapon to a garden party in order to get their way …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. these bastards are shameless , but they are also oblivious . What kind of strategic thinking do these idiots actually do ?? None …

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… What POTUS owes to US [#as a nation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,November 28th,2016

.. to be upfront and honest with us …

.. right now , he is lying , or , at the least , he is being disingenuous about it . We already have ” boots on the grounds , ” or , as the term should be normally put , ” ground troops … ”

.. [h/t — WashingtonFreeBeacon.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. what does he think that our Special Forces are ? Chopped Liver ?? … They are there , they are on the ground , and they are in combat ….

.. POTUS just does not want to admit it …

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… Obama is Responsible for I.S.I.L. [#moral judgement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 14th,2016

.. yes , I believe that POTUS is theperson that is most responsible for the situation that can be classified as ” Who Lost Iraq ! ” …

.. why ? the lessons that we and other nations learned as a result of wars and what was or what was not done in the aftermath thereof of them ..

.. the simple way to put it is that we need to remain involved after sovereignty is returned to a nation state . We cannot ignore the issue . We will have spent far too much in blood and treasure to be that ignorant and that stupid . So , we normally have remained involved in a nation ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // show segment ..

.. Fox News ‘ the Five had a segment with a rip – roaring debate over the subject . The co – hosts really went at it …

.. Greg Gutfeld is the one really the most right on this subject . His Lordship ‘ s failure to reach a S.O.F.A. and leave behind a stabilization force [to influence the Iraqi body politic] has basically taken this situation away from the responsibility of Dubya and thus ttransfered it to Obama ..

.. it serves him right …

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… POTUS bears a Great Deal of Responsibility [#Syria tragedy]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 9th,2016

.. why , do you ask ?? ..

.. lack of action ..

.. the situation calls for action . Obama has not provided it . Even with I.S.I.L. , where the air campaign calls for kicking their ass with a doozy of a bombing campaign , His Lordship does it … drip , drip , drip …

.. cowardice ..

.. POTUS is afraid to act …

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // intelligence report …

.. bad actors actions ..

.. you name it , they do it … Russia , I.S.I.L. , iRAN . POTUS ‘ failure to take action has had severe consequences . He does not , and they do …

.. most of all , the Syrians pay the price ..

.. from 300k to 500k dead ..
.. another 300k to 750k missing [possibily dead]..
.. more than half the nation ‘ s population displaced , or fled …

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… You Know that POTUS has a Problem [#a Coalition]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 25th,2016

.. when the Brits are not in on it …

.. the British are very willing to help us here in ” the colonies . ” They always have been . However , they have been pissed on by the ObamaCraps time and again …

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the intelligence report …

.. so , normally the Brits would jump at the chance to help us here in the U.S. . However , they cannot and do not trust His Lordship any further than they can reach him , much less throw him . Guess why ??? …

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… When You Get Commentary Like This [#Robert Gates][#Iraq]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 5th,2015

.. you know that you are in big trouble ..

.. former Defense Secretary [and CIA Director] Robert Gates soundly ripped into and tore apart what exists of the ObamaCrap Iraq strategy . How did he put it ?? …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. there is no Iraq Strategy ..

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… Ramadi has Fallen [#strategic disaster]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,May 25th,2015

.. what a colossal botch ! ..

.. now I.S.I.L. controls significant swaths of both Iraq and Syria [especially Syria] . I.S.I.L. also controls significant oil and other resources , and othernations are feeding at that trough . So I.S.I.L. right now is a self – supporting entity , so it can conduct military ops against vulnerable countries [at least for right now] while the ObamaCraps have their collective heads up their rear ends ..

.. [h/t — DebkaFiles.com]..
.. [link] to the intelligence report ..

.. if the ObamaCraps are not careful , there could end up being several hundred to a few thousand US citizens [military and civilian] being held hostage while Iraq effectively falls to I.S.I.L. …

.. think that it cannot happen ? It can , and it just might , at the rate things are going . The ObamaCraps are so arrogant and in denial , they could end up up being put into one hell of a fix …

.. which will , at current timing , come right in the middle of the coming election campaign …

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… Brian Williams is in Serious Trouble [#FibGate]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 11th,2015

.. and his career is at stake …

.. whether NBC News will do anything about is really open to question . Ever since Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert died in 2008 , it seems that NBC news as a whole has been an aimless and colossal mess . Scandaer scandal . A distinct lack of professionalism . A cable channel [pMSNBC] that has run wild with ultra liberalism to plain old out and out communism …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post news …

.. Now this . Williams has been caught in a pattern of out-and-out lying about a significant event in his professional career . He continued to lie about it in public appearances and interviews down through the years . Finally , a local newspaper finally does its homework , and breaks through the wheat and the chaff to break a blockbuster of a scoop ..

.. Should Williams resign ?!?! Maybe . Should he be fired ?!?! He should be , but likely will not be . I think that he should quit ….

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… This Inhumanity is Barbaric [#northern Iraq]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 13th,2014

.. and the ObamaCraps are doing absolutely nothing about it …

.. while I.S.I.L. is taking over town after town , and region after region . millions are left homeless . Tens of thousands suffer torture , rape , and murder at the hands of these barbaric animals . What is D.C. doing ? …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. absolutely nothing … That is an abomination , worse yet , a disgrace of the highest order …

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… Spooky [#ISIS armament] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 2nd,2014

.. CBS correspondent Lara Logan appeared on deface the Nation on Sunday . While that may not matter much , what she said spoke volumes , and it is scary …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the interview segment ..

.. she pointed out that ISIS [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] has a lot of heavy stuff [APCs , Stryker vehicles , etc] , and has some background in how to use them . Whoever has to go after them and deal with them is not going to have an easy time of it , not one gosh darned bit at all …

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… A Great Cartoon [#US sacrifices in Iraq]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 17th,2014

.. but a sad commentary on our nation and its policy ..

.. His Lordship is a damn fool . He blames al – Maliki , but it is his own damn fault …

branco cartoon (obama iraq sacrifices)

 

.. [h/t — ComicallyIncorrect]..

.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. Obama ‘ s sense of responsibility is completely ” down the drain … “

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… I Wondered Who Might Be Responsible [#Iraq Crisis] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 23rd,2014

.. now , I understand ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost]..
.. [link] to the syndicated column ..

.. great pickup by Marc Thiessen .

.. It is His Lordship who is responsible . He could have had the S.O.F.A. [Status of Forces Agreement] , which is the legal framework that protects US troops in a host nation . He could have had it all along . But nooooooo ! ..

.. the generals wanted 15,000 to 18,000 troops . POTUS wanted less than 10,000 . A lot less . More like 3,000 troops . That few would not cut it . Especially in a nation the size and complexity of Iraq , with Iran right next door ..

.. No wonder al – Maliki said no dice . He would take immense political heat for the S.O.F.A. , but with little political and diplomatic benefit . With 15,000 troops in – country , it would be worth it . A force – level of only 3,000 would not be worth it , not for Iraq , and to be honest , not for the U.S. …

.. This crisis in Iraq is all on you guys and gals , ObamaCraps . Do Not even think of trying to blame George w. Bush . He manned up , and took responsibility for his actions and his choices as POTUS . Barack Obama does not even know the meaning of the words …

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… Oh , ” Uncle Joe ?? ” [#Baghdad evacuation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,June 18th,2014

.. this is Vice President Biden , shooting off his mouth on events in Iraq …

.. [h/t — PatDollard]..
.. [link] to the video ..

.. considering the way that events are going in Iraq , we could see a recreation of history (courtesy of the Fall of Saigon) …

.. [h/t — RealClearHistory.com]..
.. [link] to the video ..

.. any questions ??

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… the Situation in Iraq deteriorates by the day …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 16th,2014

.. and what does His Lordship do ?? ..

.. play golf .

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. you heard me right . The situation in Iraq is continuing to deteriorate . Marines and Army troopers are being deployed to our massive embassy complex in Baghdad to protect the folks that are already there … including military and contractors . So what does POTUS do ?

.. go to political fundraisers , and play golf .

.. how sick is that …

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… Bravo , Tom Cotton ! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 14th,2014

.. I can bet that Tom Cotton [R-Ar] was one hellacious Army officer . He sure as hell won the undying loyalty of his mates , even to this day ..

.. Congressman Cotton has done a fine job , even as a freshman representative , and he will make a fine US Senator when he kicks Mark Pryor ‘ s butt this fall at the polls …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the House floor speech ..

.. the DemoCraps have no room to complain . They fundraised endlessly off of the war in Iraq [Operation Iraqi Freedom] , no matter what was happening . Especially when things were going bad , the more the Dems fundraised off of the war (and the bad feelings) …. and the DummyCraps bellyache about the GOP doing it even a little bit …

.. well , Tom Cotton was having none of it …

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… Now Condi Rice gets Targeted [#SupportDropBox]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. you would think an appointment to a corporate board would be no big deal . Normally , you would be right . These are not normal times …

.. Dr. Condolezza Rice was appointed the other day to the Board of Directors of computer storage firm DropBox . You would think , no big whoopee …. these days , it is a big whoopee ….

.. people have created an online protest against Dr. Rice for her work in President George W. Bush ‘ s Administration , especially for her work as his National Security Adviser , and her work on his Iraq and Afghanistan policies …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. do these idiots in the P.C. thought police have something better to do ? Sooner or later , these kind of tactics are going to redound on them , and boy are they going to backfire , with a bang …

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… Gee , I wonder why the ObamaCraps ignored This ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 3rd,2014

.. Ouch ! ..

.. it is probably because they did not want to get into a public political ” pissing ” match with former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld . That is why …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the Kelly File footage ..

.. as he put it , ” a trained ape could manage our country ‘ s affairs in Afghanistan better than Barack Obama has … ” . Why ?

.. Simple , We need a S.O.F.A. (a Status of Forces Agreement) with the Afghans . It is not hard to negotiate . We have them with over 100 nations all over the world . The S.O.F.A. helps legally protect our servicemen and servicewomen from the host government ‘ s legal proceedings . Our people are first subject to our military law , under the U.C.M.J. …

.. the Afghans need us much more tan we need them . Their ” Loya Jurgah ” (the tribal assembly of chieftains) has endorsed it … get to it , you idiots ..

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… Nice Going , Dumb – Dumb [on Iraq] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 6th,2014

… 5 years ago , the war in Iraq was won …

.. 3 years ago , our country was in  position to conclude a continuing agreement with Iraq . All it required was for His Lordship and VPOTUS to conclude what is known as a Status of Forces Agreement [S.O.F.A.] . It covers how U.S. forces are governed and treated legally , generally while in a so – called friendly country , especially in an Allied nation . It is not all that difficult . But , Nooooooo ….

.. The ObamaCraps could not even do something that simple . They have butchered and bungled Iraq . They have frittered away what Iraqi forces , our own military , and Allied nations had won in blood …

.. So , what is happening now ? Guess ? Al Qaeda & Company are rolling in , and trying to take over …

.. [h/t  — the Washington ComPost]..

.. [link] to the post …

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… Really Dumb Move [Lying to the Saudis] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 2nd,2013

.. given the ecosocialist policies here in the U.S. , unfortunately , it is unlikely anytime soon for us to reach a level of self – sufficiency in oil production . So , it makes sense to keep the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in our camp .

.. The Saudis are the prime seat of power in the Arab world . Their kingdom carries an outsize weight in every Arab capital , no matter where . They do even in non – Arab capitals , given that they are the location of Mecca and Medinah , the #1 and #3 holiest sites in Islam .

.. F.Y.I. , folks , there are [#] nations with Muslim populations that are larger than that of any Arab nation , and are also larger than that of Iran [80 million]

[-] Turkey — 96 million
[-] Pakistan — 180 million
[-] Malaysia — about 150 million
[-] Indonesia — over 250 million
[-] China — 30 to 50 million Muslim population
[-] India — between 175 million to 200 million

by comparison ,
[-] U.S.A. — between 2.5 million and 3 million

.. so , get the idea also that Saudi Arabia sits on 3 (yes , 3) of the largest pools of developed oil fields in the world . They share one with Iraq , one more with Kuwait , and have the largest to themselves . They produce over 9 million barrels of oil a day . Only Russia [10 million] and the U.S. [9 million] compare . They can also expand their capacity , if the market warrants . And Iran knows it …

.. Also , there is more capacity coming back on the market . Libya is barely producing any oil at all , except for its own needs . It can eventuall rebuild . Iraq is rebuilding its production , at around 2.5 million to 3 million barrels a day . Iraq is capable of producing up around 5 . 0 to 5.5 million barrels a day . So there is more capacity to come back on the market .

.. Play it smart . It helps keeping the Kingdom in our camp . They hate the mullahs . They may not like Israel all that much , but they recognize a nation that maximizes its strengths , which Israel must do to survive .

.. Also , Iran is between a rock and a hard place . They know (now) that Azerbaijan is cooperating with the Israelis . The Azeris are hardly the only TransCaucausaisn nation that is [Armenia likely is , ditto Georgia] . If the Kingdom is , then Israel can easily flank Iran with its air power , and draw in the US , like it or not .

.. Do Not forget about India , either . They have the world ‘ s second largest navy , and they have 4 aircraft carriers , more than anyone else . Their sub force could easily sneak into the Persian Gulf and blast Iran without them knowing it was there , or that it was them that did it .

.. Also , Israel has a submarine force of its own . It is publically known at 4 , but I am betting that it is likely 6 or more . That would not surprise me one bit . A sub battle in the Indian Ocean would be a messy business . India and Israel against Iran would be no contest . Then , there would be lots and lots of cruise missiles raining down all over Iran and Lebanon (Hezbollahland) .

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… What does POTUS need to Do ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 11th,2013

[-] keep the threat of military action on the table — it has to stay there . If he agrees to take it off , then …

[-] learn to play chess — the strategic thinking that is required to play chess at a high level will teach him some things . Like , how

Vladimir Putin - Caricature

Vladimir Putin – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Putin is playing him for a fool , and why ?!?!

[-] change the responsible party for the chem weapons — you really want to give the responsible party for disarmament to Russia ? Are you nuts ? The U.N. is hardly any better . Anyone think that Assad has been taking notes from Sadly Insane on his monkeyshines in Iraq , especially with a DemoCrap semi – wus [Clinton] in the White House ..

[-] keep the U.S. Navy on station in the eastern Med — Syria is a coastal nation . Make Lebanon understand that even an attempt to lock on any , repeat ANY U.S. aircraft will be met with instant retaliation , and the relevant missiles and radar batteries will cease to exist , no matter where they are located …

[-] put a date certain for compliance , and make it reasonably short — do not let Assad and Putin play anymore diplomatic stalling tactics , well , anymore than they have already . They will try . For once , do not be a wus . Stand up to them .

[-] keep DarkStars , Predators , and other drones on station , observing what is going on — if locked on , see third item for what will happen if they do so …

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… JohnBoy Kerry does it Again [diplomatic blunder] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 9th,2013

.. nice going , JohnBoy ! You did it again with your proposal to supposed “surrender” Syria ‘ s chemical arms to either Russia or another body (or nation) .

.. A couple of questions …

[-] How can we be sure that Syria has accounted for everything in chemical arms that it has ?

[-] How do we know that these chemical arms are Syrian in origin ? or , are they someone else ‘ s (like Iraqi) ?

[-] Remember Sadly Insane ‘ s game playing on moving the pieces around his country . Anyone think that other countries , including Syria , were not taking notes on how to screw around arms inspectors ?

[-] the Syrians are going to want to give over their weapons to a party of their choosing . They do not want anyone playing peek-a-boo in the warheads , and testing the chemicals for point-of-origin ?

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… Baghdad Jim is an Ass …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 4th,2013

Jim McDermott

Representative James McDermott (D-Wa)

… James McDermott is a member of Congress . He became infamous for his prewar trip to Iraq over a decade ago . Ergo , the tag line ” Baghdad Jim ” . Also , he is the only Dem in either chamber of Congress who is a doctor , albeit a “shrink.” Yeech !

… His conduct is abmoninable . Why the citizens of Washington State keep electing this creep back to Congress is beyond me . I saw some of the testimony this afternoon in front of the House Ways & Means (tax revenue / tax code writing) committee . What was done to them was waaaay beyond the pale . That was what the I.R.S. did to them . What the minority Dems did was worse .

.. Those social – welfare organizations are there for a reason . They are given a wide berth , and a great deal of latitude in what they stand for , and what they want to accomplish . Sometimes , these groups get up to the borderline of blatant electioneering , which is a no – no . However , where things are debatable , one should find in favour of the 1st Amendment , and free speech . Also , in favour of the Constitution and the 1st Amendment , where it comes to free organization and the redress of grievances .

.. These groups can be political . Politics is the nature of our system .  It is the lifeblood of our democracy . We should be encouraging it , not discouraging it . We should be enabling groups to form , and gain tax – exempt status . No matter what their viewpoint . And , Jimmy Boy , not harassing them because they came forward to testify about what the Infernal Service did to them .

.. Also , dumb – dumb , get better preparation before their hearing . They are seeking to keep their own money . They are also pooling it together , as a group , in order to work together for common goals and interests . As long as they are not blatantly electioneering , O.K. . They are not receiving a tax benefit . They are also receiving their privacy . From US Supreme Court precedent , contributor lists to these groups are private . The Government may not have them .

.. There is a more modern reason . In the Internet Age , it is a great deal easier for folks to search for who contributes to what cause and to what candidate . It has opened up , unfortunately , a large can of worms . Interest groups on different sides of issues are retaliating against contributors on the other side(s) of issue(s) . They are intimidating them , trying to scare them off , now , and in the future . Wrong move , and wrong idea .

[-] 501 c(4) status — this is the status that most groups were seeking . It allows them to organize as a non – profit . No taxation , but no tax deduction for contributions . Also , contributor lists are protected . more freedom of action for what one can do …

[-] 501 c(3) status — also being sought . less freedom of action . contributions are tax deductible .

[-] 501 c(5) status — principally for labour unions .

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