Chomsky on ISIS:
The U.S. wants to destroy ISIS, but it’s opposing every force that’s fighting ISIS. So, the main state that’s opposed to ISIS is Iran. They support the Iraqi government, the #$%$ government. But Iran is, you know, on our enemies list. Probably the main ground forces fighting ISIS are the PKK and its allies, which are on the U.S. terrorist list. That’s both in Iraq and in Syria. Saudi Arabia, our major ally, along with Israel, is both traditionally, for a long time, the main funder of ISIS and similar groups—not necessarily the government; rich Saudis, other people in the emirates—not only the funder, but they’re the ideological source. Saudi Arabia is committed, is dominated by an extremist fundamentalist version of Islam: Wahhabi doctrine. And ISIS is an extremist offshoot of the Wahhabi doctrine. Saudi Arabia is a missionary state. It establishes schools, mosques, spreading its radical Islamic version. So, they’re our ally. Our enemies are those who are fighting ISIS. And it’s more complex.
ISIS is a monstrosity. There’s not much doubt about that. It didn’t come from nowhere. It’s one of the results of the U#$%$ a very vulnerable society—Iraq—with a sledgehammer, which elicited sectarian conflicts that had not existed. They became very violent. The U.S. violence made it worse. We’re all familiar with the crimes. Out of this came lots of violent, murderous forces. ISIS is one. But the #$%$ militias are not that different. They’re carrying out—they’re the kind of the—when they say the Iraqi army is attacking, it’s probably mostly the #$%$ militias with the Iraqi army in the background. I mean, the way the Iraqi army collapsed is an astonishing military fact. This is an army of, I think, 350,000 people, heavily armed by the United States and trained by the United States for 10 years. A couple of thousand guerrillas showed up, and they all ran away. The generals ran away first. And the soldiers ran away after them.
You mean that Bush's WMD lies didn't matter and Obama's inadvertent "57 States" remark was a matter of great national importance?
Sunday is the five-year anniversary of the day Rush Limbaugh informed the world that he would gather his belongings and move to Costa Rica if the Affordable Care Act was the law of the land in five years.
RWNJs like Glenn Beck recommended that his fans buy gold; RWNJ Jerry Bowyer routinely touts Mexico stocks on shows he visits; and Steve Forbes is still out of touch with reality.
It sucks to believe the RWNJ at a time when U.S. stock markets are booming!
Yes, I agree that the Republican Party will be routed in 2016. Chickens come home to roost for the Do-Nothing Republican Congress.
How many of the 55,000 pages of email messages have you actually reviewed?
The GOP frontrunner for the 2016 Presidential campaign has already taken up the role of Republican Party Leader. Israel's Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu not only addressed his GOP Congress, but also seems to be an ideal GOP candidate: He loves to bomb the Middle East, he will do anything to win an election, and enjoys meddling in other countries affairs!
If I were Hillary I would have done the same thing she did for several reasons.
1. After leaving the Government, I would still have access to all of my old emails in order to write a book or magazine article or to obtain information to counter the Republicans' lies.
2. The Government system is difficult to learn and to use - passwords, encryption, writing conventions, etc.
3. I only use 1 email address now. I'd prefer not having different accounts for personal and Government matters. If I were composing a long message on my private account and an important new Government matter arose, I would not immediately be aware of the new matter.
What would you prefer?
Maybe Mrs. Clinton could ask Tray Gowdy whether he would prefer the convenience of only a single email account if he were appointed to Secretary of State.
Republicans like to pretend they are saints, when they really represent the #$%$, homophobes, birthers, and bombers of Planned Parenthood clinics.
Would you call Sen. Gardenhire the "buttwipe" of the week, or just another Republican catering to his teabag base?
Republicans don't have the stones to back war publicly. We know from the Bush years that Retags are best at backroom deals with their machinations hidden from public view.
Do any of these "life saving drugs" have chemical names that can be discussed publicly?
Today is a good day to be long, as has been the case since President Obama's policies took effect in mid 2001.
Mitt Rmoney certainly had no knack for attracting voters to his Presidential cause, even with a billion dollar advantage over the Democrats.