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Ratchet up…send in the mushroom clouds. 4 October 2009

Posted by marisacat in Afghanistan War, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
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A man who is deemed insane is seen chained to a wall during his 40-day incarceration in a room at the Mia Ali Baba Shrine in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan Picture: AP

Ratchet UP!  Just sitting on the FP of the London Telegraph… at the top.

In an unprecedented intervention, the chief of the general staff described the conflict as “this generation’s war” and added that failure by Nato would have an “intoxicating effect” on militant Islam.

In his first interview as the head of the Army, Sir David told The Sunday Telegraph that if Britain and Nato failed in Afghanistan the risks to the western world would be “enormous” and “unimaginable”.

He said: “If al-Qaeda and the Taliban believe they have defeated us – what next? Would they stop at Afghanistan? Pakistan is clearly a tempting target not least because of the fact that it is a nuclear-weaponed state and that is a terrifying prospect. Even if only a few of those (nuclear) weapons fell into their hands, believe me they would use them. The recent airlines plot has reminded us that there are people out there who would happily blow all of us up.”

The general’s intervention comes at a crucial time, with the US General in charge of operations in Afghanistan calling for more troops to be sent to the country to fight the Taliban. . . . . . .

You don’t say……..

I used to have a friend who would giggle hysterically at the mention of nuclear war. We were, after all, the generation that “learned to love the bomb”.  Gee it all looks so easy in the rear view mirror!

Whatever you are wearing, he would say, will be the fashion… and whatever is in the oven is certainly done.  Might as well be fatally fatalistic.

They, so many of them, keep telling us the Other Side is anxious to use a nuclear weapon… hell, what about the people at the receiving end of our tax dollars?  I would think they are pretty itchy…

If by chance you need a laugh… don’t miss the name of the mil guy in the UK in charge of Afghanistan.

Yesterday The Daily Telegraph reported that the Prime Minister believes that he has been “let down” over the running of the Afghan War by Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the chief of the defence staff. Suggestions that Sir Jock may be forced to step down, however, have been denied by senior defence sources.

The article also promises that with more troops (send more troops!), deaths will go down.

This rides linked at the sidebar:

Eight US troops killed in Afghanistan

Nato has suffered its deadliest attack in Afghanistan in more than a year after eight US soldiers were killed in a firefight in the east of the country.

[T]he attack was the deadliest single incident for foreign forces since 10 French troops were killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan in August 2008.

Six Italian soldiers were killed in a massive suicide bomb in the capital Kabul last month.

Coalition forces are currently battling to quell a growing insurgency that is spreading across Afghanistan, nearly eight years after the hardline Islamist Taliban were ousted from power.

Eastern Afghanistan has seen an escalation in insurgent-related violence recently as Taliban-linked militias spread their footprint beyond regions like Kandahar and Helmand provinces in the south, where they have long held sway.   . . . . .

Also in the article is the story line that the Taliban were “virtually wiped out” in 2002.

The Taliban were virtually wiped out in 2002 but are now on the march.

The London-based International Council on Security and Development think-tank estimates they now have a permanent presence in 80 percent of the country.

…virtually wiped out…

Yeah right. Believing in mirages, riding out of the desert toward the movie camera.  Like counting votes in Copenhagen.  Or that Rangers deal Bush ran, with Daddy’s cronies making sure there was money in it.

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Here is a ghastly image from the Indonesian earthquakes:

In rural areas of Indonesia, weddings are communal, open-air affairs. Some 400 people attended the nuptials of a couple in Pulau Aiya, a village outside Padang, last Wednesday. Then the ground shook and swallowed everyone up.

“They were sucked 30m deep into the earth,” Rustam Pakaya, head of the Indonesian Health Ministry’s crisis centre, said yesterday. “Even the mosque’s minaret, more than 20m tall, disappeared.”  . . . . .

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1. JooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

You are in denial about the fact that Al Qaeda would use a nuke if they had one. They would.

Thank God Obama has finally focused the “war on terror” where it belongs (in Afghanistan) and not in Iraq where you and your Republican heros diverted it for half a decade.

Gotta go. Rahm Emanual and David Axelrod are coming for my organs.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

ah titzy…

No I am not in denial.

BooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

LOL. Not bad for Joo Spam.
real – where I leave out suffix and entire of cut and paste and of so misspel. LOL. Kind of like Russian Porno. Guilty as charged.

But one thing is clear: He knows how much I love Israel. And AIPAC. And the reality of Jewish Organized Crime.
The Sacred Relationship.

Which of course makes me Al Qaeeeeeeda. Or GOP.
Hard to tell from the positions of the Pelviic thruster up on the bar.
Ah well, it’s nice to see those people aglow especially around Check Day.

Oh and DT—

Thank God Obama has finally focused the “war on terror” where it belongs (in Afghanistan) and not in Iraq where you and your Republican heros diverted it for half a decade.

Peshawar is in Pakistan. Not like Afghanistan, which is located, as we’ve all come to know, in Brooklyn.

One more thing. Ya call me a Republican once more and I’m gonna have to call ya a Retard again. And I’ll do it. I mean it. Don’t push me. LOL. You don’t want that now. LMAO.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

he seems outta gas frankly.

2. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

I wonder if the shrine will sub-contract out their little dungeon to Corrections Corp of America. I’m sure some Obamite can hook them up.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

Well Thurgood Marshall III serves on the board of CCA (a resoundingly Southern based org, when one pokes around in the “back pages”).

Surely someone can dial.

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

I’m sure the donks’ masters would like to diversify or exploitation portfolio in AfPakistan.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

That too…

3. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009
4. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

Graham: Don’t leave attack on Iran to Israel

Sen. Lindsey Graham believes the US should shoulder the responsibility of attacking Iran if an attack is necessary. An attack by the US is preferable to an an attack by Israel, according to Graham.

“I think an Israeli attack on Iran is a nightmare for the world, because it will rally the Arab world around Iran and they’re not aligned now. It’s too much pressure to put on Israel,” Graham told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday.

He continued, “Military action should be the last resort anyone looks at, and I would rather our allies and us take military action if it’s necessary.”

But Graham doesn’t think an attack should be limited to airstrikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities. “If we use military action against Iran, we should not only go after their nuclear facilities. We should destroy their ability to make conventional war. They should have no planes that can fly and no ships that can float,” said Graham.

The US military can’t beat a bunch of guys w/ Kalashnikovs running around a destroyed nation. We still haven’t beaten an Iraqi nation that we softened up with two wars and over a decade of crippling, brutal sanctions, and this psycho thinks we can beat Iran?

We are controlled by a cadre of sick, delusional nutcases.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

well, we are left with the clear view it is not and never was about winning… it is all about the unending war theatre. Multiple fronts. I’ve read some analysis recently that the sideways assault on Pakistan is all about our ally (and nuclear power) India.

Makes sense.

5. JooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

Hey. I heard the Politico and Jake Tapper are paying 42 cents a link to spam anti-Obama propaganda.

But the stock has gone down……..So maybe it’s 32 cents a link.

We all know Lula paid Rush Limbaugh to gloat. I guess he paid the OCC more than Axelrod did. LOL!!! And there’s a full supply of Brazilian street urchins for Glenn Beck if he ever makes it to Rio. Hey Pape. I got your birth certificate right here. LOL!!!

But really, I didn’t think that Iranian blogger would believe me when I told him Ahmadinejad was a Jew. I told him Obama was a Jew too. And Putin and Sarkosy. LOL!!!!

And I didn’t get a cent. Really.

So LOL I have to get to the Chris Christie campaign volunteer buffet early. Next time I’ll remember to keep my hands away from the candidate’s mouth.

Now where was I in my incoherent ungrammatical rant. Yes. Yes. Corzine. Michael Moore. Obama. I hate em all.

He He None of understand that only the rich can save us all.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

braiding donkey tails.

Ta.

6. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

Indian National Parks: America’s most brutal idea

The parks were established on Indian land and the Indians living there for millennia were evicted, discarded like old shoes. The parks were not discovered by us; the Indians knew about them and respected them.

Aren’t we beautiful and moral people? We can tell evryone how to behave.

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009
8. The Left Behind - 4 October 2009

Bulldoze the national parks!!! They belong to the Indians, not to you white pwoggies!!!

Ha Ha

Decades old scam. Developers have been conveniently finding a Indian burial ground on public land every time they want to develop that public land.

I wonder what it’s going to be this time. Oh that Ken Burns. Not a “true progressive”.

Ah me. I will be played like a violin by Republicans until I really am left behind.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

you are starting to “fast cycle” Titzy. Time for you to be surrounded by the lab coats.

These will be the last comments from you. Hope you enjoyed them. Back to pfugee and or FSZB for you.

Ta.

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009
10. Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

Is divorce part of the homosexual agenda?

Here’s what the sneaky homos have been doing for years now. They run off to states that allow same sex marriage, like Massachusetts. They have a big wedding, get their perfect place settings and that espresso maker they’ve always wanted, then they go back to their crazy, homophobic states with “mini-DOMAs” (state level Defense of Marriage Acts just in case the federal DOMA falls to those homo-lovin’ feds). Then, in a surprisingly clever move, they get DIVORCED.

Then judges are faced with citizens of their state who entered into a legal contract in another state, but can only dissolve said contract in the state in which they reside.

Whether you’re an “activist” judge (liberal) or “objective” (conservative and trying to maintain the status quo), you have a big fat legal dilemma on your hands. You can either grant these two crazy, gay kids a divorce or force them to stay married. But, if you let them divorce, you might just be opening the way up for gay marriage since you have to say that the state DOMA is unconstitutional.

This is a brilliant strategy on the part of gay marriage activists because what conservative, straight-family loving, judge is going to say “You two have to stay married” to a same-sex couple? Instead, such a judge has no choice but to say “divorce granted.”

This tricky maneuver of the homosexual agenda has been around for years. When I went through my own gay divorce 8 years ago, same sex couples were managing to have their divorces (but not their marriages or civil unions) recognized in a handful of states with DOMAs on the books, like Virginia and West Virginia. Back then, in an article I wrote for Legal Affairs, I called gay divorce a Trojan Horse. Current events prove that I was uncharacteristically prescient.

On Thursday, Texas entered the legion of straight-lovin’ states now succumbing to the homosexual strategy of gay divorce.

Judge: Texas Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

According to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram, many gay-marriage/ homosexual agenda advocates are calling it a “day of victory.”

marisacat - 4 October 2009

I just happened to catch the one side of the Tejas divorce case on some TV show, with his atty. He really does not seem like part of any agenda. In a way I felt for him… what a strange terrible trap to be in. He also mentioned that the so called legal and other/activist gay community can’t seem to decide what to make of his actions.

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

I think part of making a case like this work is for the activist lawyers to find a sincere plantiff. Kinda shitty that it works that way, but it seems to be the way it goes.

brinn - 4 October 2009

Someday I want to not have to say I live here…..

My husband(?) [we never did get a straight, no pun intended, answer to the question about our “declaration of common law cohabitation with legal implications arrangement, that’ll be $31, please” thingy after all of the Texas outside of Austin decided that an amendment to the state constitution that declared all things ‘similar or identical to’ marriage should not be recognized] moved out on Thursday….

The boys and I are fine re: food, shelter and the all important INSURANCE for October…next month is, well, November.

And so it goes…..

marisacat - 4 October 2009

oh brinn! I am so sorry to hear that.

Madman in the Marketplace - 4 October 2009

I’m sorry to hear that Brinn.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

but I also understand why he is (or appears to be) standoffish to all comers. He also mentioned he has had very negative feedback (he used a different word, but I cannot think righ tnow what it was) from some slices of the gays.

he struck me as a person who at least right now, just wants to stand for himself and his predicament.

11. BooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

Oh my. News that doesn’t center on US or Israel.
How could it be? What’s the world coming to?

Socialists Headed to Victory in Greece

ATHENS — The Greek Socialist party scored its largest victory in national elections on Sunday, surging back to power to unseat a center-right government crippled by corruption scandals and a growing economic crisis.

With nearly half of Greece’s 10 million votes counted, the Socialist Pasok party was leading with 43.6 percent of the vote against 35 percent for the center-right New Democracy party.

Clearly a slap down to Brooklyn Organ Harvesting Rabbis.
An embrace of Al Qaeda. Must be it. What else is there? LOL.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

well those demonstrations were pretty intense a few months ago, went on for weeks… and from violent to peaceful… all sorts of people came out.

And then the fires, looking so much like California (as did Australia)… I never managed to run down what sort of response there was, spotty at best ws some of what I read. That fed in as well, I would think.

Good.

12. marisacat - 4 October 2009

Poor Naomi [Klein]. I’d almost, but not quite, bet money Ob won’t be going back to Copenhagen for the Dec 7 UN conf. on climate.

But he may need a fast bone to throw at the left. (what else is new)

13. marisacat - 4 October 2009

Don’t worry! Asking for up to 45k in additional troops to be deployed to the sinkhole under a counterinsurgency mil leader is all benign.

AND in fact and in truth! it would have saved the lives of the 8 who died Friday. No really. Read and believe CSM, one of those outlets people believe like it had chapters, verses and gilt edged pages..

marisacat - 4 October 2009

this is at the close. Yes by all means let’s not look back but LEAP FORWARD.

A new kind of war

The counterinsurgencies in Afghanistan and Iraq represent a redefinition of what war is and what victory means.

Click here to read how that could change how American prepares for the threats of the future.

BooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

Berets for everyone! All our forces are Special now!

Perfect! Large Special Standing Armies..

What Vision!

Perfect for the Himalayas.

BooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

Some RockJaw NewSpeak translation is in order
for that CSM article:

Fourth of McChrystal’s “four fundamental pillars” for a new strategy is: “prioritize available resources to those critical areas where the population is most threatened.”

Translation:

People. More People. We want More People.
People who will get killed IN KABUL….BUT..
…with an Officers Club , Good Food, Hot Showers and
Press Facilities nearby. . Not to mention a decent landing strip nearby which we might be able to hold long enough till we need to Jet the fuck out of there.

BooHooHooMan - 4 October 2009

Putin must be laughing his ass off at us.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

I’d love to be a butterfly with great big ears on the line between Berlusconi and Putin.

marisacat - 4 October 2009

it is a very fancy way of saying it is down to Kabul… and skim what they can from patrolling the Helmand and other opium areas.

14. marisacat - 4 October 2009

gnu

LINK

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