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01 December 2015


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I found Professor Landis's "Syria Comment" blog so agonizingly micro-detailed that I couldn't bear to read very much of it. I suspect Syria Comment might be just the place to find that drill-down for every little group in Syria.

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Thinking further about names for groups, perhaps the R + 6 might literally want to rename itself the Coalition Of Lawful Authority. That acronyms to COLA. COLA is sweet. COLA is tasty. COLA is warm and fuzzy ( actually cold and fizzy . . . but the point is the same). With a name like COLA, the R + 6 could begin to win friends and influence people.

FB Ali

This commentary on some of the things Obama said at his news conference is right on the mark. And worth reading.

He concludes by saying: "After watching Obama’s news conference, one perhaps can hope that he is just speaking out of multiple sides of his mouth as he is wont to do.........Or maybe President Obama has simply lost touch with reality – and with common human decency".


 Ishmael Zechariah

These creatures have advanced degrees but I would not call them "educated", let alone "highly educated". "Narrowly trained" might be apt. David Habakkuk calls them "fachidioten" which is very appropriate. It is damn hard to translate.
Ishmael Zechariah

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It depends what you mean by achievements. He got his Obamacare bailout for Big Insura passed. He and his Attorney General Holder successfully prevented the prosecution of plausibly prosecutable FIRE sector operators long enough that the statute of limitations has run out on triability for their possible crimes. He successfully co-conspired with Speaker Boehner and the Republicans to make the Bush Tax Cuts permanent. He immunised and impunified all the CheneyBushAdmin War Criminals with his "look forward not back" policy. Those are all real achievements. They are bad achievements. But they are real. And they have given rise to the embryonice new word "obamacrime" which may well enter the language.

And they are part of what he expects to be paid hundreds of millions of dollars in return for after he leaves office.

Oh, and . . . he has set up his Obamatrade agreements just one short step to passage by an anti-American pro Free Trade Treason Congress. That too is very close to being an achievement.

William R. Cumming

What would be best or worse for the USA FP and IC communities, a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE for Putin or Snowden?


different clue, I was referring to no significant achievements prior to being elected, which is what I think tv was also referring to.


Occam's Razor, dude. 'Nuff said. Anything else smacks of Kremlinology. I am having hard enough time getting over the Pentagon's diagnosis of Putin as "autistic"...


This is not about hubris anymore. This is about a decay. https://theintercept.com/2015/12/04/u-s-first-shields-its-torturers-and-war-criminals-from-prosecution-now-officially-honors-them/?comments=1#comments
"...the Obama administration has moved from legally protecting Bush-era war criminals to honoring and gushing over them in public. Yesterday, the House of Representatives unveiled a marble bust of former Vice President Cheney, which — until a person of conscience vandalizes or destroys it — will reside in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol."
Cheering the bestest war profiteer and defacer of the US Constitution.
The US have become a beacon of what?

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Starting a serious third party would be a multi-decades effort, not for the short of attention span or the instant of gratification.

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no one,

It would fit right in with Obama's " Bad Putin! Bad! Bad! Bad Putin!" narrative.

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