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US State Dept. propagandist Jen Psaki defends Ukraine FM ‘Putin f**ker’ Remark

by 1389AD ( 10 Comments › )
Filed under Headlines, Iran, Iraq, Ukraine at July 4th, 2014 - 11:50 am

…and confuses Iraq and Iran…

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US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki conducts her daily briefing for reporters on June 16, 2014 at the State Department in Washington. (AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards)

Long-suffering State Dept. spokesperson Jen Psaki endured another torrid press briefing as she was forced to defend some distinctly unsavory remarks by Ukrainian politicians and struggled with the differences between Iraq and Iran, as well as oil and gas.

As usual, AP’s Matt Lee served as Psaki’s chief tormentor, bringing up last week’s protests outside the Russian embassy in Kiev, in which Ukraine’s acting Foreign Minister Andrey Deshchitsa addressed the anti-Russian mob by telling them that “Putin is a f**ker.”

“These are officials you have supported, is this the kind of language you find acceptable?” Lee asked Psaki.

Psaki insisted that Deshchitsa’s words are not relevant. Rather, what truly matters is “what the FM was doing when he made those comments,” she said.

“He’s been encouraging calm, encouraging a peaceful resolution, and I would otherwise point you to the Ukrainians on the meaning of the language used, but I think the context here of what effort he was undergoing is an incredibly important part.”

Whether Deshchitsa truly succeeded in his aims of quelling the crowd is questionable – the video shows his words being immediately picked up and turned into a football chant by the delighted mob, as the somewhat mortified diplomat looks on.

And while the Russian embassy did not get torched, one international incident was replaced with another after an official press release from Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, in which anti-Kiev militias in eastern Ukraine were described as “sub-human” separatists.

“I think the Prime Minister behavior and his leadership has been consistently in support of a peaceful resolution,” Psaki said, refusing to answer whether she felt okay with the Ukrainian official using the Nazi-like word “subhuman” to describe the Russians.

Much more here.

Moscow is not amused.

But that’s not all…

ITAR-TASS: Andrii Deshchytsia dismissed as Ukraine’s acting foreign minister
Poroshenko wants to appoint Deshchytsia Ukraine’s ambassador abroad!

 

Caliph Ibrahim declares Russia, America and the Jews enemies of Islam

by Rodan ( 158 Comments › )
Filed under Iraq, Islam, Islamists, Syria at July 2nd, 2014 - 7:00 am

The newly declares Caliph of Islam Ibrahim formerly known as al-Baghdadi lashed out at the whole world. He rants against France, talks about Muslim oppression in Burma and declares who are Islam’s main enemies.

 

 

 

 

America, Russia and the Jews (Israel) are who Caliph Ibrahim view as the main enemies of Islam.

Isn’t it time to just nuke Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan and call it all good?

by Guest Post ( 402 Comments › )
Filed under Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Islamists at July 1st, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Guest Blogger: Doriangrey


Our so called leaders are bat shit insane. The hatred and killing, the “Conflict” in the Middle East has been going on for over 2000 years. We are not going to be the ones to solve it, unless we just admit that the Arabs are homicidal maniacs, pure 100 percent sociopaths and the only solution to their madness is to kill them all before they kill us.

Those who insist that somehow we can reason with the Arabs are deluding themselves and placing all of the rest of us at grave risk of being killed by psychopaths. You do not reason with Ted Bundy, you do not reason with John Wayne Gacy or Jeffery Dahmer, the sooner we accept that 99% of the Muslims in the Middle East are every bit the homicidal psychopaths that Bundy, Gacy or Dahmer were the sooner we can take reasonable actions. In the case of the middle east, reasonable actions would be turning Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan into giant puddles of molten green glass.

The options here, are to embrace insanity and deceive ourselves into thinking that we can fix something that has been going on for over 2000 years. A decision by the way that leads to an untold number of innocent lives being lost in repeated 9/11 events. Or accepting reality and putting an end to Arab Islamic homicidal psychopathic threats to the entire rest of the world.

I know, I know… I must be pure evil for thinking that it’s ok to murder tens of millions of innocent Arab Muslims. To which I respond.. Fucking spare me… Every since Thomas Jefferson sent the Marines to the shores of Tripoli the Muslims have been threatening to kill everyone who refuses to convert to Islam. Hell they have been not only threatening, but have been doing exactly that since 700 AD when Mohammad commanded them to do exactly that.

Albert Einstein once famously defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again always expecting a different result. Islam is not going to suddenly come to it’s senses and become a peaceful religion. If we do not accept reality and admit that Arab Islam is a sociopath religion that cannot be redeemed then Arab Islam is going to continue murdering everyone who refuses to convert to Islam. We will be responsible for every one of those innocent deaths because we had the ability to put an end to Arab Islamic insanity and were too cowardly to do so.

There is a solution to the homicidal insanity that is Arab Islam.

Breaking News: ISIS declares the Caliphate

by Rodan ( 259 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Iran, Iraq, Islamic Supremacism, Islamists, Syria at June 29th, 2014 - 12:56 pm

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham has finally done what Jihadi groups have been fantasizing over. They have declared the restoration of the Caliphate with al-Baghdadi as the Caliph. They are calling on all Muslims to pledge loyalty to the Caliphate.

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 Things are getting interesting.

 

Hipster Russell Brand calls Fox News terrorists and defends ISIS

by Rodan ( 174 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Entertainment, Fascism, Hipsters, Iran, Iraq, Islamists, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Progressives, Syria at June 26th, 2014 - 7:00 am

The Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham has become a revolutionary symbol to many in the Hipster movement. This Islamic Imperialist organization is viewed by some Hipsters as a revolutionary organization fighting against “Global Capitalist Oppression.” A manifestation of the mainstreaming of ISIS with the Avant-garde crowd is Hipster comedian Russell Brand.

The British comedian who is popular with the Hipster set defends ISIS and blames their rise on the US. Russell Brand then calls Fox News a terrorist organization. He launches a very vile attack on Justice Jeanine Pirro with sexual taunts.

Do not laugh at Russell Brand’s defense of ISIS and anti-Fox rant. He is a player in the popular culture and his opinion helps form the opinions of many especially in the Hipster set. Brand is a dangerous man who is participating in the softening of the image of ISIS.

Here is Russel Brand’s tour poster.

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Brand views himself as a leader of some cultural movement. I would not be shock to see Brand in a few months wear ISIS t-shirts to promote them as a cool and hip organization. Russell Brand is the face of evil and not someone to take likely.

ISIS is now Hip

by Rodan ( 127 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Hipsters, Iraq, Islamists, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Syria at June 23rd, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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For decades Arab/Islamic groups have been considered cool with the Hipster set. In the 70′s and 80′s the PLO was considered hip. In the 90′s and 2000′s al-Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah were considered hip and cool. Now the coalition group of al-Qaeda splinters, ex-Saddam Baathists and Chechens known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham are now the cool kids on the block.

Seeking to capitalize on the coolness of ISIS, T-Shirts and hoodies promoting the group and featuring their fighters are now being sold. The organization’s success has made them into cultural icons with Hipsters.

Its social media savvy has made Isis a “terror brand” to rival al-Qaida, with supporters worldwide following the brutal exploits of the Islamist group through its Twitter updates or even downloading the group’s own app.

Now supporters can show their loyalty to the group by sporting a T-shirt or hoodie emblazoned with the group’s black and white jihadist logo, after the items went on sale on Facebook.

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Kaos Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (Isis) sells T-shirts under the outdoor wear/sporting goods section with the name Isis alongside pictures of Kalashnikov rifles and a globe, presumably signifying the group’s plans for world domination.

The name ISIS alone is cathcy as it is the same name of an Egyptian goddess. On social media, ISIS has gain many followers especially among Hipsters who view the group as revolutionary and cool. The Hipsters and their various incarnations throughout time always love totalitarian movements and ISIS extreme draconian social stances against women and gays does not faze the Hipsters. For them its about the image of ISIS as a revolutionary group taking on the established order that makes this group now Hip!

I would not be shocked if in the coming months some Hispsters take the shahada and join ISIS. They will make videos of themselves fighting for ISIS to impress their fellow Hispsters and appear as cool. There will probably be musicals about ISIS in the near future.

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This guy above will replace Che on Hispter T-shirts.

Sen. Rand Paul makes the case against Iraq Intervention

by Rodan ( 1 Comment › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Iran, Iraq, Islamists, Libertarianism, Republican Party, Special Report at June 20th, 2014 - 8:14 am

As evil ISIS is, let us not lose sight at how evil Iran and their Iraqi Shiite lackeys are. It was Iran’s puppet PM of Iraq Nouri al-Maliki who instigated this sectarian war by promoting Shiite supremacy. While most  Republican politicians are salivating for another nation building exercise, Rand Paul once again takes a brave stand against the Jacobin/Trotskyite mindset that has infected the Right when it comes to foreign policy.

Though many claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan on foreign policy, too few look at how he really conducted it. The Iraq war is one of the best examples of where we went wrong because we ignored that.

In 1984, Reagan’s Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger developed the following criteria for war, primarily to avoid another Vietnam. His speech, “The Uses of Military Power,” boils down to this: The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests of the U.S. or its allies are involved and only “with the clear intention of winning.” U.S. combat troops should be committed only with “clearly defined political and military objectives” and with the capacity to accomplish those objectives and with a “reasonable assurance” of the support of U.S. public opinion and Congress and only “as a last resort.”

Much of the rationale for going to war in 2003 did not measure up to the Weinberger Doctrine, and I opposed the Iraq war. I thought we needed to be more prudent about the weightiest decision a country can make. Like Reagan, I thought we should never be eager to go to war. And now, 11 years later, we are still dealing with the consequences.

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Let me address both of these. First, we should not put any U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, unless it is to secure or evacuate U.S. personnel and diplomatic facilities. And while we may not completely rule out airstrikes, there are many questions that need to be addressed first.

What would airstrikes accomplish? We know that Iran is aiding the Iraqi government against ISIS. Do we want to, in effect, become Iran’s air force? What’s in this for Iran? Why should we choose a side, and if we do, who are we really helping?

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Saying the mess in Iraq is President Obama’s fault ignores what President Bush did wrong. Saying it is President Bush’s fault is to ignore all the horrible foreign policy decisions in Syria, Libya, Egypt and elsewhere under President Obama, many of which may have contributed to the current crisis in Iraq. For former Bush officials to blame President Obama or for Democrats to blame President Bush only serves as a reminder that both sides continue to get foreign policy wrong. We need a new approach, one that emulates Reagan’s policies, puts America first, seeks peace, faces war reluctantly, and when necessary acts fully and decisively.

Thank God Rand Paul is trying to resurrect the GOP’s traditional foreign policy stance that has been hijacked by a Jacobin/Trotskyite cabal. Both ISIS and Iran/Iraqi Shiites are enemies of the US. It is in our interest for both sides to continue killing each other. No Islamic nation is worth the blood of Americans.

 

A Bitter Aftertaste by Thomas Sowell From National Review

by Mars ( 130 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Anti-Jihad, Barack Obama, Blogmocracy, Conservatism, Democratic Party, George W. Bush, Guest Post, History, Iraq, Islam, Islamic Invasion, Islamic Supremacism, Islamic Terrorism, Islamists, Jihad, Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Middle East, Military, Muslim Brotherhood, Patriotism, Politics, Progressives, Republican Party, September 11, Terrorism, Tranzis at June 18th, 2014 - 7:00 am

Putting this up as per request. Thomas Sowell skewers nation building and compassionate warfare.
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The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter aftertaste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or with other traumas to body or mind.

Surely we need to learn something from a tragedy of this magnitude.

Some say that we should never have gone into Iraq in the first place. Others say we should never have pulled our troops out when we did, leaving behind a weak and irresponsible government in charge.

At a minimum, Iraq should put an end to the notion of “nation-building,” especially nation-building on the cheap, and to the glib and heady talk of “national greatness” interventionists who were prepared to put other people’s lives on the line from the safety of their editorial offices.

Those who are ready to blame President George W. Bush for everything bad that has happened since he left office should at least acknowledge that he was a patriotic American president who did what he did for the good of the country — an assumption that we can no longer safely make about the current occupant of the White House.

If President Bush’s gamble that we could create a thriving democracy in the Middle East — one of the least likely places for a democracy to thrive — had paid off, it could have been the beginning of a world-changing benefit to this generation and to generations yet unborn. A thriving free society in the Muslim world, and the values and example that such a society could represent, might undermine the whole hate-filled world terrorist movement that is seeking to turn back civilization to a darker world of centuries past.

But creating such a society, if it is possible at all, cannot be done on the cheap, with politicians constantly calling for us to announce to the world — including our enemies — when we are going to leave. The very idea is silly, but everything silly is not funny.

We haven’t yet announced when we are going to pull our troops out of Germany or Japan, and World War II was over more than 60 years ago. Turning those militaristic countries around was one of the great achievements in human history. Their neighboring countries have been able to enjoy a peace and security that they had not known for generations.

Perhaps what was achieved in Germany and Japan made it seem that we might achieve something similar in Iraq. But “the greatest generation” that had fought and survived the horrors of war around the world was under no illusion that trying to turn our defeated enemies around would be easy, quick, and cheap. Creating democracy in Germany and Japan was a goal, but not a fetish. Creating a stable and viable government amid the ruins and rubble of war was the first priority and a major responsibility. You cannot create instant democracy like you are making instant coffee.

There are prerequisites for a free society, and the foundations of democracy cannot be built on chaotic conditions with widespread uncertainty and fear. To hold elections for the sake of holding elections is to abdicate responsibility for the sake of appearances. The biggest danger is that you will create a government that will work at cross-purposes to everything you are trying to achieve — a government you cannot rein in, much less repudiate, without destroying your own credibility as representatives of democracy. That has happened in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

By contrast, in both Germany and Japan, power was turned over to elected officials at such times and in such degree as conditions seemed to indicate. Eventually, both countries resumed their roles as sovereign nations. But we didn’t publish a timetable.

Today, with terrorists threatening to at least fragment Iraq, if not take it over, it is a sobering thought that Barack Obama and his key advisers have a track record of having been wrong about Iraq and other foreign-policy issues for years, going back before they took office — and no track record of learning from their mistakes.

— Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. © 2014 Creators Syndicate Inc.

Suicide bomber Salman Ashrafi killed in Iraq part of wider Calgary jihadi base

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Filed under Canada, Iraq, Islamic Terrorism, Syria, Terrorism at June 17th, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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CBC News has the story:

Homegrown extremism abroad has a new face, and CBC News has learned it belongs to yet another Calgary man, a development that points to the West as a hotbed for exporting jihadis.

His name is Salman Ashrafi, and when the Al-Qaeda splinter group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) released images of him last month following a double suicide bombing in Iraq in November that killed 46 people, he was celebrated in a martryrdom notice.

Only then, he was known as Abu Abdullah Al Khorasani.

CBC News has confirmed that Al Khorasani was Ashrafi’s nom de guerre and that he was a Canadian citizen who grew up in the Stampede City, where he went to school and worked.

The Calgarian’s story is one of as many as two dozen others, most of whom left to battle alongside rebel militants in Syria.

At one time, Ashrafi led a lifestyle many would have envied, with jobs at Talisman and Exxon and huge downtown Calgary firms.

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Live Iraq updates from Telegraph (UK)

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Filed under Breaking News, Headlines, Iraq, Terrorism at June 12th, 2014 - 1:16 pm

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