Flight MH17…..Another Doomed Malaysian Flight

We all have heard the horrendous news of yet another Malaysian flight has met with a disastrous end……and as usual there are battling and conflicting accusations as to whom is to blame for destroying this plane and its passengers…..Separatists say it was the Ukrainians….Ukrainians say it was the Separatists….Russia is blaming the Ukraine military and the US is speculating but have not offered up an accusation as of yet….and then there is McCain, who is basically blaming Obama for the destruction of flight MH 17….because we have not sent all the weapons that he, McCain, thinks the Ukrainians need and deserve….

Personally, I think McCain is being a partisan twat….using this tragedy as a political prop is despicable….and usual McCain spends a lot of his time thumping his chest like a crazed ape….and this situation is No different……..

Newser) – With the evidence increasingly suggesting that today’s jet crash over Ukraine was caused by a missile and not a mechanical failure, John McCain is burnishing his reputation as the Senate’s top foreign policy hawk. While stressing that it’s too early to know anything for sure, McCain said on MSNBC that the crash has the “earmarks of a tragic mistake made by someone who had the capability to just shoot down an aircraft, and we know at least from the last couple of weeks that that could be Russian or separatist Russian capability,” reports Politico. If that proves to be the case, “I think there’s going to be hell to pay and there should be.”

In an appearance on CNN, he made similar points and added that it might be time to “give the Ukrainians the ability to defend themselves,” reports Slate. In Moscow, meanwhile, Vladimir Putin pinned the blame squarely on Ukraine, though he was speaking in general terms: “I want to note that this tragedy would not have happened if there were peace on this land, if the military actions had not been renewed in southeast Ukraine,” he said. “And, certainly, the state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.” The AP has the full text of his remarks.

As typical of McCain he rattles off some vague BS and the NeoCons applaud…….but what is the Hell they will pay?  He conveniently leaves out any details….another typical McCain ploy

McCain is getting tiresome……plus only the most radical and ignorant among us take him seriously anymore…he use to be a statesman….now he is just an angry old man that plays way too many games.

Why Does Anybody Care What John McCain Thinks? | Nomadic Politics

With the return to massive violence in Iraq the NeoCons, the original architects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq are back in the spotlight and they are loving it………Cheney, Bolton, Graham and McCain…..

McCain had NOTHING as a presidential candidate….

McCain has NOTHING as a senator……

And McCain is consistently WRONG on his foreign policy stands……

So now the question is ask……..

 

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John Boy Does It Again

A new week begins……I normally try to have a topic for each day’s posts……giving my readers as much info as possible on the subject……we all need to know what is what and what our policies and actions could create……….this week the President will be spotlighting foreign policy…..so I guess I will take the lead and post on some of the more embarrassing points of our foreign policy………just sit back, grab some popcorn and be prepared to be dazzled……..after all….that is why I am here!

Today I will step out of my typical posting style and give my readers a hodge-podge day……..

First will be a post on John McCain…..American’s hawkish darling……..this was going into my Babbling buffoons series but it is just too typical and deserves its own post…….

Our fave hawk in Congress back in 2008 when Russia invaded Georgia (the country not the state)……McCain made a very profound statement…..”In the 21st century nations do not invade other nations.”………a moronic statement considering our recent invasion of Iraq for no other reason than a string of lies……after that and all the criticism he took for such a bonehead statement you would think that he would be more careful when pushing his interventionist agenda…..but you would be wrong……….

McCain has issued a statement concerning the kidnap girls in nigeria and what needs to be done………

……………..he would like to see U.S. troops sent to Nigera to rescue the girls, whether the Nigerian government gives permission or not.

“If they knew where they were, I certainly would send in U.S. troops to rescue them, in a New York minute I would, without permission of the host country,” McCain told The Daily Beast. “I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan.”

McCain said that if he were president, he would be prepositioning U.S. special forces to be prepared to enter Nigeria and rescue the girls.

“I would not be involved in the niceties of getting the Nigerian government to agree, because if we did rescue these people, there would be nothing but gratitude from the Nigerian government, such as it is,” he told The Daily Beast…..

You can see why I call John McCain America’s hawkish darling………he would put US troops into harms way at every turn if it we up to McCain solely…..thank God it is not.

McCain is a dinosaur………his old fart thinking is outta step in a 21st century world………please someone advise him to either allow rational people to speak on foreign policy or shut the hell up!  if he cannot do either of those options then maybe it is time for him to retire and spend his days drinking his wife’s beer.

 

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I have been attacked in the past for not worshiping at the alter of John McCain…..let me be clear…I think he is a survivor of a horrific situation…but for me that does NOT mean I MUST respect him.  I think he is outta touch and will say whatever gives him a headline…..and foreign policy is just what I am talking about…..

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McCain’s A Liberal?

Just how far will they go to be more moronic than they are now?  I have called McCain many things, some not so nice, but I have never called him a liberal or that he was too liberal to be a Repub……but guess what!  The state GOP of Arizona has gone to the far Right in recent weeks……

Seems John McCain is getting too liberal for Arizona conservatives—so liberal that the state’s Republican party has formally reprimanded the senator for his “disastrous and harmful” record, Politico reports. At a party meeting in Tempe yesterday, the party hammered McCain for assisting Democrats on immigration reform, ignoring a GOP plan to defund ObamaCare, and criticizing conservative Republicans while keeping “eerily silent against liberals.” Not only that, he kept telling a rather unkind joke about Congress, the Atlantic Wire reports. Congress “can’t get lower in the polls,” the joke goes (thanks, Atlantic Wire). “We’re down to blood relatives and paid staffers now.” But the censure sounds like no joke: The state GOP vowed to “no longer support, campaign for, or endorse” McCain until he backs the party platform. McCain’s office had no comment, but former Sen. Jon Kyl, another Arizona Republican, spoke up for him: To say McCain “doesn’t have a conservative voting record—that’s just baloney,” he told the Arizona Republic. “I’ve gone to dozens of these meetings and every now and then some wacky resolution gets passed.” At this meeting, some 1,600 committee members also voted to abolish a Constitutional amendment allowing the direct election of senators by the voting public, Reuters reports.

Okay, I am NO fan of McCain’s……but this is pushing the envelope……and then there are those in the GOP that say there is NO purity test that candidates must adhere to…..looks like the Arizona twats missed that memo…….

Iraq: Obama Is To Blame

Today will be my hodge podge day…..posts on various happenings that I found needed to be written about before they disappear from the media’s radar……

We pulled out of Iraq awhile back……and of course there are those ‘people’ (I use the term loosely) that did not like it….US leaving a chuck of land that we had conquered……people like McCain and Graham just mention a few, the most vocal few……

Fast forward to last week…….AQ in Iraq is kicking the Iraqi’s army ass and with some assistence the government may lose hold of the north of Iraq……enter McCain and Graham……

From CNN Political Ticker

As the Iraqi army and al Qaeda-linked militants battle for control of the city of Falluja, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are slamming the Obama administration for its Iraq policy.More than two years after the administration failed to reach a status of forces agreement with Iraq and withdrew all American combat troops from the country, the two senior Republican senators are blaming President Barack Obama for the violence erupting there this week.

“While many Iraqis are responsible for this strategic disaster, the administration cannot escape its share of the blame. When President Obama withdrew all U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, over the objections of our military leaders and commanders on the ground, many of us predicted that the vacuum would be filled by America’s enemies and would emerge as a threat to U.S. national security interests. Sadly, that reality is now clearer than ever,” said McCain, of Arizona, and Graham, of South Carolina, in a statement.

Typical bullshit from two of the biggest hypocrites on the Hill……I know they think that we Americans are a stupid lot and they can go around blew their BS and not be called on it……I hate these two mental midgets cannot grasp reality beyond their narrow little brains can conceive…..

Yes we Americans pulled out of Iraq……but Maliki is as much to blame as anyone…..ever hear of the Status of Forces agreement?

Don’t hurt yourself…I will help…..

The proposed agreement, which took nearly a year to negotiate with the United States, not only sets a date for American troop withdrawal, but puts new restrictions on American combat operations in Iraq starting Jan. 1 and requires an American military pullback from urban areas by June 30. Those hard dates reflect a significant concession by the departing Bush administration, which had been publicly averse to timetables.

Iraq also obtained a significant degree of jurisdiction in some cases over serious crimes committed by Americans who are off duty and not on bases.

this from 2011………..”last 43,000 U.S. troops will leave Iraq by the end of the year was designed to mask an unpleasant truth: The troops aren’t being withdrawn because the U.S. wants them out. They’re leaving because the Iraqi government refused to let them stay.”

That is correct….Iraq did not want us to stay!  Could someone please let the ‘hero’ McCain know that it was Iraq’s decision that the US leave…….and please stop treating the American people as morons……that honor remains for those serving in the Congress.

I’m So Confused

My weekend has run its course and now to return to the reality that is politics……..

Soon we all will be asking ourselves….who to vote for in 2016?  It will all be too confusing and even for some on the Right.

Will the Right truly search for a person to attempt a win in the general or will they play the same humorous game they plaed in 2012….and BTW….they lost their butts in that election.

But the hero of the Right in the 2008 election, John McCain is scratching his head….,he sees the whack-a-doodles like Paul and Cruz as a perplexing decision……

Report from Politico:

Sen. John McCain says if it in 2016 came down to Sen. Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton for president, he might have a hard time making up his mind.

Asked about the possibility in a new, lengthy interview with The New Republic, McCain (R-Ariz.) quipped: “It’s gonna be a tough choice [laughs].”

McCain said that while a section of the party (including Paul) blocking bills is “of concern,” he understands the Kentucky senator’s agenda.

“Let me just clarify that. I think that Rand Paul represents a segment of the GOP, just like his father. And I think he is trying to expand that, intelligently, to make it larger,” McCain said.

McCain has publicly clashed with Paul before, calling him and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz “wacko birds” for their splits with the party and outspoken political tactics in a March interview. He later apologized. In The New Republic interview, McCain said he tries to keep it respectful.

If McCain is that confused how good can the GOP’s prospects be for 2016?

I have said that 2016 will be amusing and more entertaining than the failed candidacy of Mitt in 2012…….look at the possibilities….Cruz or Paul or Santorum and possibly Ryan……..all are losers….cut it any way you choose….they are LOSERS!

Once Upon A Time In Syria

Everything we see and hear about Syria is made up……McCain crosses the Turkish border into Syria to hold meetings with opposition commanders (a photo op) and the next day Kerry and others hold a peace conference to help determine the future of Syria…..but….

BEIRUT — Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group said Thursday it will not participate in U.S.-Russian sponsored peace talks on Syria while massacres are underway in the country, dealing a blow to international efforts to end the devastating civil war.

A spokesman for the Syrian National Coalition, Khalid Saleh, also said the group will not support any international peace efforts in light of Iran’s and Hezbollah’s “invasion” of Syria.

Saleh was referring to the increasingly prominent roles Iran and the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group have had in backing President Bashar Assad’s forces on the ground.

If you would like a conspiracy then ask…..did McCain’s visit to the opposition have anything to do with the apparently failure of peace talks?

McCain wants to arm the opposition with heavier armaments, but only the “good” guys who have been vetted…….vetted by whom?  Who will decide the good from the bad?  There is a folly behind the arming of the opposition…….

Nikolas Gvosdev lists the possible consequences of providing arms to insurgents in Syria. He points out that there is no way of knowing how these weapons will be used:

Indeed, America’s 1980s experiences with supplying arms to the mujahedeen in Afghanistan and the contras in Nicaragua highlight some of the problems with weapons transfers. Groups on the ground may want to horde weapons for use in internecine battles with rivals to establish their dominance after the enemy has been defeated. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Afghan commander who received the lion’s share of military aid from the U.S., Pakistan and Saudi Arabia during the fight against the Soviets, was notorious for his attacks against rival mujahedeen groups, especially those led by Ahmad Shah Massoud. Some of the weapons he received from the West were used, not to drive out the Soviets, but to turn parts of Kabul into smoking rubble during the 1990s when he attempted to take power for himself.

One would think that America’s largely uninspiring record of arming insurgencies in the past would eliminate any desire to try again. Something that continues to impress me about interventionist arguments on Syria is how very short-sighted they are. Most Syria hawks are not concerned with who will govern Syria or how in two or five years’ time, but are preoccupied entirely with finding some way to get the U.S. into the conflict regardless of the effects that this could have in and around Syria. If an even worse government came to power through U.S. and Western military aid, or if these weapons helped fuel another decade of civil war, the U.S. would be partly responsible for condemning Syria to even more suffering, and worst of all our government would be doing this for no good reason.

Here is a ‘what if’ for you people, you war hawks, to consider…….say we arm the opposition to the hilt and after a while the situation becomes more calm and reasonable….but then someone shoots down an airliner from Israel full of people with a LAW we provided to the opposition…..who will get the blame for that?  McCain and his war hawk buddies?  Not a chance!  It will be the NEW scandal the morons have to latch onto to keep from repairing an ailing country.

Does anyone remember Afghanistan in the 80’s?  It was awash in American arms…and they have been used against us…….Or how about Libya?  Same scenario.  And now our boy McCain is trying to repeat history…….Syria is just nothing but a quicksand bog waiting for us to step into it….and if McCain and his buddies have anything to do with it we will be up to our necks in blood ………..something that needs to be considered and stoop using the Syrian people as a political prop……..consider the dire consequences of our actions….there are plenty of examples of our poor judgement.

Those Elusive WMDs (Again)

As promised I am focusing on the doings in the Middle East this week….there is more happening than we are aware of or told by our cracker jack media……..

McCain and his echo chamber Lindsey Graham have been beating the war drum for a couple of days now……this time it is Syria and the use of chemical weapons…..of course the line they feed us is they are so concerned with the poor people of Syria, not the push for outright military action……these two and anyone who regurgitates their fecal matter are disingenuous pricks…..

Recently the news was full of the stories of the use of chemical weapons by Assad against his own people…..and McCain and his little surrogate have been making the rounds in the media puking their war crap with the hopes the American people will buy their line…..but the truth is that NO one knows for sure if or on whom they were actually used…..

White House said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was believed “with varying degrees of confidence” to have used chemical weapons and had “demonstrated a willingness to escalate its horrific use of violence” against the people of his country engaged in a two-year-old civil war.

My problem with this whole thing centers around a couple of words in the statement…….”believed” and “with various degrees of confidence”……that is doublespeak, Washington bullshit.

Obama has gone in front of the cameras and said….

“What we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of Syria, but we don’t know how they were used, when they were used [or] who used them,”

Okay, what is the evidence?  (a question that has no answer at this time)……..sounds like all they have is someone’s word for it without much evidence……

McCain and the neocon echo chamber demand something be done but not one has an idea of what that action should be……..so someone tell me how to rid Syria of his chemical weapons……what action would be appropriate?

Here is an idea…..do NOT use bombs, drones or rockets!  The last thing the people of Syria needs is someone blowup a Sarin gas store and release it into the atmosphere…..then McCain will truly have something to rant about…….

Just once I would like to hear a solution to the problem from warhawks….other than the US needs to act and act now.  A short sighted response will surely get Americans killed and that seldom seems to be a concern of our lunatic Right…….and yet they are supported by many…makes one fear for the sanity of our politics.

Haven’t we had enough of these elusive WMDs?

2011 Anal-Ocity #22

You know there are just times when people cannot help themselves and they speak and nothing but pure crap comes out of their mouths……I always bitch about the fact that people just do not know history and yet they still try to argue from ignorance……

The BS hits the fan on the Senate floor…..there has been much talk, much debate and much emotions over whether the US should bow out of Afghanistan or stay and continue to deal with the situation as normal…..many Dems and some Repubs are for the complete withdrawal of US troops from the country and there are those, we call them hawks, that seemingly want the US to stay and fight until the goals have been reached…the problem is NO person knows what those goals are……

Recently the Senator from West Virginia made his case for the US to get out of Afghanistan and then our favorite old fart took to the floor in response….one Sen. John McCain of Arizona….

“In case the senator from West Virginia forgot it or never knew it, we withdrew from Afghanistan one time,” McCain said. “We withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban came, eventually followed by al-Qaida followed by attacks on the United States of America.”

Is McCain senile or is he still pissed that the American voter chose Obama over him or maybe he is just extremely uninformed or maybe he is just a bitter old man……let me explain…prior to 2001 the US had NEVER had a presence in Afghanistan….so we could not withdraw from a country we were never in…..I think that McCain was thinking of the Soviets…..they invaded the country before us….about 2 decades before we did……we did, however, discontinued our financial support once the Russians split…….

I expect more from a sitting Senator….at least do a little research before you spout your crap…..

A loyal reader, Phillip, suggested that Info Ink give McCain a Lifetime Achievement Award for the most nominations for the “Assie”….we may consider his proposal….

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