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Date: 09/09/13 03:53 PM

26 Responses to Fireagra: For Foreign Policy Impotence

  1. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Link: Fireagra: For Foreign Policy Impotence - Don`t miss the disclaimers at the end.
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm
    "Don`t miss the disclaimers at the end." you mean the second half of the video. Nevermind the last quarter was just adds.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Completely unbiased and fair.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I may agree that going to war in syria is a bad ides, I also think this kind of oversimplification is stupid. If it`s funny, I can forgive anything.

    To say that our pres and other politicians "just love war and death" is too simple. The lack of democracy, and clarity on why these things happen is much more important. If we just say "they love war" and leave it at that, we will never get to the real truth behind our corrupt govt.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm
    @ Uatme: Clearly, someone has pissed in your Wheaties. I feel your pain.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm
    @ Turdburlglar:

    Completely unbiased and fair.
    Tell me: How long have you been confusing cartoons with journalism?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    @ Turdburglar Redux:

    To say that our pres and other politicians "just love war and death" is too simple.
    I don`t think that`s the message the cartoonist is trying to convey. Rather, he seems to be suggesting that launching cruise missiles at Syria as a punishment for the use of chemical weapons is a simplistic attempt to fix a complex situation and is likely to have negative side effects.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    O.K., I took a cartoon too seriously. They were trying to be funny, even though it wasn`t, the intent was still there.

    I do think these issues are more complicated and corrupt that simply saying that "they are evil".

    I also realize that I was being stupid and changing the subject...which was an attempt at comedy.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Don`t take it personal because it was your post, squirlz.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    FAUX NEWS! Another @5Cats biased... bigoted...

    Wait! I didn`t suggest this? @Squrlz4Sale? :-)

    Lolz! It`s VERY funny! You could put John McCain in there and it still applies, nice!

    And hey! Shooting missiles at things worked for Clinton! Bill I mean, not so much for Hillary...

    ...launching cruise missiles at Syria as a punishment for the use of chemical weapons is a simplistic attempt to fix a complex situation...
    100% Correct! Nicely said @Mr.Squrlz!
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    @ Turdburglar: No worries. And I wasn`t taking it personally.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    @ 5Cats: Well, thanks. The cartoonist who made this is very liberal. Your enjoyment of it illustrates that this is one of those rare issues where the American left and the right are largely in agreement.

    Fortunately it`s looking right now like the Russian proposal (have Syria surrender control of its chemical weapons to the international community) may be the answer: It would allow Obama to save face and allow us to accomplish something constructive rather than destructive.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    Squirz4Sale:

    It would allow Obama to save face and allow us to accomplish something constructive rather than destructive.

    ------------

    It would, but it`s not gonna do anything for the 3.5m people employed directly or indirectly in the defence industry in the US (source: House of Representatives). If you don`t have a war, you don`t need weapons, spare parts and general material for your military, so a lot of those people would rapidly be outta a job.

    Better you have a war to keep them employed, especially when you consider total worker population =
    155m total so defence/aerospace = 2.2% of the total. Yes some are civvies working on the 787, but
  14. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    @ Fwoggie2: I agree with your analysis. In fact, what transpires over the next 10 days will tell me a lot about the state of American democracy (or what`s left of it):

    (1) Will Obama seize on the Russian proposal as a sensible way out of the corner he`s painted himself into (suggesting we may still have a government reflective of the will of the people);

    OR

    (2) Will he ignore common sense and unleash the dogs of war anyway (suggesting that Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics now run the show completely)?
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    DinVen Male 30-39
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    September 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    Great. So precise. Good thing the world has finally grown more than tired of American world policing/invasions/pre-emptive strikes/decade long wars etc.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    @Squrlz4: Yes, I recognize some of their other cartoons. They`re pretty funny, overall, but hopelessly "one sided".

    A news report had some "peacenik hippie" chatting with 2 "tea partiers" and agreeing 100% on Syria! (At a "Town Hall Meeting" for an undecided Republican House member) = LOLZ!

    @Fwoggie2: This may have been decided weeks ago! That Syria would "turn over" the chemicals to Russia, Oops! I mean "The UN"... after suitable "shouting about it" was done by both sides, of course.

    But THAT is "tinfoil hat" territory, eh?

    Even if it could easily be true...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2013 at 1:21 am
    This is great.

    In other news I see Kerry has accidentally let slip that they`d have a hard chance going to war* (*it doesn`t count if you don`t expect the victims of US foreign policy to fight back) if Syria abandons all its chemical weapons. Now Syria, Russia, China and the UN accept these terms, the US is faced with choosing between illegal aggression and failure to wage war.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 3:26 am
    Time to move on before the men in suits start banging on the door.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2013 at 7:40 am
    Squrlz4Sale-"It would allow Obama to save face"

    Correction: It would allow Obama to CLAIM to save face, and allow the media to get thrills up there legs and rant about how great of a leader he is.


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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    September 10, 2013 at 8:27 am
    I thought that was pretty funny actually.


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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 10, 2013 at 8:57 am
    HOPE AND CHANGE
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    September 10, 2013 at 9:24 am
    There are 7 red lines on the US flag. So far, he has only used up one.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2013 at 9:49 am
    Right now, there are about half a dozen far-right IAB`ers who are at odds with themselves: They like this post, but can`t bring themselves to say so since I posted it. Kudos to those of you who stepped forward and separated content from ideology. =^.^=
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6251 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 11:58 am
    Squrlz4Sale-"but can`t bring themselves to say so since I posted it."

    Believe it or not, there are many IAB`ers that do not pay attention to who posts what.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    September 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    @ MeGrendel: Good point. My observation was a little self-absorbed, come to think of it.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 10, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    Squrlz4Sale-"My observation was a little self-absorbed"

    Not at all. I`m sure there are individuals that look at nothing OTHER than who posts something, and will argue from that point.

    Just consider it a bell-curve.

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