11645. judithathome - 12/5/2015 9:25:32 PM
So Assad ( bad ) is now probably good, being better than IS ( but letís face it, drinking your own wee is better than IS so no real choice there ) and since Putin and Iran are also fighting IS that may now make them Good. America ( still Good ) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr Putin ( now good ) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran ( also Good ) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now Bad, or at the very least abandon them to their fate. This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS ( still the only constantly bad group).
To Sunni Muslims, an attack by Shia Muslims ( Assad and Iran ) backed by Russians will be seen as something of a Holy War, and the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and hence many Muslims will now see IS as Good ( Doh!.)
Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal ( mmm.might have a point.) and hence we will be seen as Bad.
So now we have America ( now bad ) and Britain ( also bad ) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels ( bad ) many of whom are looking to IS ( Good / bad ) for support against Assad ( now good ) who, along with Iran ( also Good) and Putin ( also, now, unbelievably, Good ) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started?
So, now you fully understand everything, all your questions are answered!!!!
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11646. Ms. No - 12/6/2015 3:14:54 AM
Puts me in mind of one of my favorites:
This Land is Mine
11647. iiibbb - 12/8/2015 8:07:52 PM
Trump.... jfc.... if there is a God, why doesn't he give that guy a fucking aneurysm right fucking now.
11648. judithathome - 12/8/2015 9:15:36 PM
No kidding...he is getting constant coverage on his daily screed on Morning Joe...every show on MSNBC today has covered his asinine Fascist ravings on that earlier show today.
The Republican party HAS to come out en masse and condemn this BS from him or they are going to find themselves with a maniac winning the nomination...not the first time but maybe the most dangerous....
11649. iiibbb - 12/9/2015 3:21:38 AM
My wife posits that Trump doesn't want to be president. That he's been it all along for publicity and a way to make a buck. As far as he's seen it, the longer he's up front the better for his bottom line.
Now he feels it's time to sabotage his own campaign and bow out... but he's only been gaining. At night he's like... WTF do I have to do to get out of this race?! Says something even more bizarre and to his dismay people are eating it up.
He doesn't want to work for a living. Being President is a lot of work. He's not so dumb except he's completely underestimated his base's horribleness.
11650. iiibbb - 12/9/2015 3:22:06 AM
He's literally going to have to run over a baby drunk.... and I'm not sure that's going to get him out of this.
11651. arkymalarky - 12/9/2015 3:30:28 AM
His base will just blame the baby for not having its own semi automatic to defend itself.
11652. judithathome - 12/9/2015 10:15:24 PM
Seriously, if 3i3b's wife (and Rachel Maddow, who agrees with her) is correct, he underestimated the stupidity of the American public...he may be as shocked as the rest of the world at the support he's getting.
Then again...the man is a megalomanic...that we already knew...and the thing that feeds one is attention, good OR bad. So he may be in over his head but he can't get out because he craves the attention.
Trevor Noah pointed out last night on the Daily Show that any other candidate who talked so often...and sooooo sleazily...about wanting to have sex with his daughter would have been political poison in any universe except for today's American politics.
11653. judithathome - 12/31/2015 9:59:39 PM
Huge hotel fire in Dubai....63 story apartment/hotel in flames. It's called the Address.
News says the fireworks they have every year (near that hotel) are still scheduled to go off in about 10 minutes...absolute insanity. The entire edifice is engulfed in flames and they think it's a good idea to shoot off fireworks all around the city....
11654. Ms. No - 1/8/2016 4:49:44 AM
I'm still giggling over a toddling baby with bourbon in his bottle stumbling and hiccuping his way across the road.
I'm sick. I know.
11655. arkymalarky - 1/9/2016 6:12:35 AM
I missed that story
11656. arkymalarky - 1/11/2016 7:38:59 PM
Just so bummed about David Bowie.
11657. judithathome - 1/11/2016 8:00:43 PM
The new video, Lazarus, is heart-wrenching.
11658. judithathome - 1/11/2016 8:06:10 PM
Another point about David Bowie: he was an excellent actor.
My fave of his was Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence which also marked the acting debut of Ryuchi Sakamoto as the camp commander...Sakamoto also did the score of the movie.
Haunting performance by Bowie.
I'd bet the two of them really gelled as creative types...you could tell it from the performances.
11659. Ms. No - 1/12/2016 6:04:32 PM
I'm just devastated. I suppose I thought "He's Bowie, he'll live forever." My students were really sweet yesterday when I'd tear up periodically over the news. Then I called my brother last night and we reminisced about times we'd spent together with Bowie tunes, what different songs meant to us at different times in our lives. My brother remarked that, while he has always been a fan, he was surprised by how much it hurt to hear of Bowie's passing. He cried, even.
This will be a hard one to get past.
11660. judithathome - 1/12/2016 11:56:48 PM
This is a great over-view od Bowie's influence, fashion-wise
11661. judithathome - 1/17/2016 8:34:15 PM
Five Iranian-held American prisoners released from Iranian custody....Obama ridiculed for not doing it sooner and for giving over 7 Iranians we've held....
Face it, Obama could raise Ronald Reagan from the dead and install him back in the White House and the Republicans would bitch because it wasn't a younger-looking Ronnie.
11662. iiibbb - 1/25/2016 12:18:21 AM
Uh oh... he settled a 1970-something bill with it. 1.8 billion payment to Iran. Republicans will surely spin this as a ransom.
11663. judithathome - 1/25/2016 11:10:29 PM
Isn't that money they were due? I have heard it was their money that WE were witholding....not as though we paid them OUR money out of the US treasury.
11664. robertjayb - 1/26/2016 4:01:12 AM
Planned parenthood suit tossed...
A Houston grand jury that was investigating accusations of criminal misconduct against Planned Parenthood on Monday instead indicted the leader of an anti-abortion group that recorded covert videos of the organization's employees.