'Quran Books' Holy Shyte!!! Is that the same as Eye-ran and Eye-rak?!!!
Kiss up to Iran? Iran, really the only player in the region capable of and motivated to put ISIS 6 feet under for good, wasn't even invited to the Paris conference on ISIS yesterday. Another fine example of Likud directed US foreign policy. Why succeed when you can fail?
That didn't happen without orders from Washington. Too much going on, it has become clear to Washington (and I think it was always clear in the EU) that picking this fight was dumb. And they did pick this fight. The Neocon dream of a war with Russia is once again postponed, and so is the plundering of Russian natural resources, picking up where they left off when that lush and western stooge Yeltsin left office.
And so should the west, so should the US. Assad is no saint, but look at what's happened since money, weapons and foreign mercenaries have been pouring in from Saudi Arabia and Turkey with US approval, the country is devastated, 200K dead, millions displaced, polio is making a comeback for Frg sake! Syria was a secular country relatively speaking and downright godless compared to our 'allies' in Saudi Arabia. Minorities, Christians included, had nothing to fear. The world's most ancient Christian communities are pretty much gone.
You know what danorr, I'm guessing you know absolutely nothing about Syria or Assad, you are just parroting what you hear on the the MSM.
They are on the ground actually doing some of the fighting in Iraq, supplying weapons, taking casualties, etc, but they are not worthy of taking part in the conference. This is the ludicrous state of US foreign policy in the ME. All you need to do is look at a map to realize how stupid that is. You need a force, well trained and ready to fight, and it has to be on the ground. Iraqi training seems to have failed, Peshmerga just don't have the muscle, Iran is the pivotal player to supply ground forces. But, we hate Iran because we are told to by our friends in the Tel Aviv, so they can't come to Paris.
US installed Ukrainian gov't is the dumbest group of stooges on the planet. Why are they even allowed to speak? Wasn't that in the CIA contract, Section IV, Article I - "no talking unless we tell you too, and even then you have to read from our script."
It's good to know the beer industry seems to be healthy, we're going to need all the production they can muster soon. But who's going to pay for it?
Maybe they can. With every one of these oh so obvious spikes, the FED and the WS bots are saying Pluck You to anyone not yet in. I like to think fundamentals will bring this all crashing down, but gravity seems to be of little concern to anyone any more.
Feels great, but it cuts your engine's life expectancy with every injection.
And this with the usual market darlings selling off. TSLA, NFLX, AMZN, even GOOG a bit.
See my reply to mav, ditto for you idiot.
But I will add, cause it makes me laugh whenever I see those examples cited, that the chemicals Saddam used to gas the Kurds came from the good ole' west, US and EU, Saddam was America's pal throughout the Iran-Iraq war which you just cited as Iraqi aggression and land grabbing (surprised you fall on the side of Iran on that one). The sanctions you are so proud killed 500,000 children and did nothing to Saddam. But it was worth it, as that witch Albright said. Saddam was bad, no doubt, but he didn't start being bad when he gassed the Kurds (with western help), or when he invaded Kuwait (with a US wink of approval I might add) or even when invaded Iran with full support by you. He was always bad, but he stopped being useful. Your hypocrisy is legion. Do you ever look in the mirror? And you don't turn to stone? Amazing.
No, bad foreign policy is committing $trillions to a war that had absolutely nothing to do with the so-called GWOT, had nothing to do with US interests and only served to create thousands of terrorists where there were none before. It opened the gates of hell in the ME, as is now fully evident. Not sure how any of that can possibly in the interests of the US, but it does seem to be in line with a certain foreign government's stated goals. When will Americans grow a set and get back to actually implementing foreign policy that is beneficial to America, which usually has something to do with opening new markets and keeping old ones open and expanding. Can't recall the last time policy was directed at that.
But, yeah, because Saddam said something like, "Oh yeah, make me", it wa well worth it, America, and the world, and the ME is so much better off for it, it was worth it all right. Do you actually care what is good for America, or are you trapped in a comic book of your own imagination?
Poor Scotland, they can't even have an honest vote with their hearts and minds based on their own interests, they have to vote knowing that their decision may be used as an excuse to precipitate global economic depression. Ridiculous.
Iraq did not provoke you idiot. You did it to feed the arms dealers and secure control over oil, which you kind of already had, but what the hell. And of course, to follow orders from the dominant politicalk party in both houses of Congress, Likud.
Oh that's what it means, I've always wondered. I had also forgotten that human life expectancy had dropped by 90% since our glory days 5500 years ago.
Right, sure. Cyber attacks in that relationship are one way, and you're a moron if you believe otherwise. Real attacks are also one way, with Iranian scientists targeted for just being smart, can't have that. Iran does not possess nor do they plan to possess nukes at any foreseeable time in the future. That's not me talking, that's your multi billion $ intelligence establishment, many times over. But why believe them when you can believe Bibi's crayon drawings?
US ME policy that's actually good for the US would require severing the congressional life line to AIPAC and Likud. Until the public wakes up, which is highly unlikely based on a sweeping majority on this board, that won't happen.