September 29, 2014

And Speaking of Major Security Breaches: Al Qaeda Claims Guilt for Rocket Attack on US Embassy in Yemen
— Ace

Before getting to that, let me link this, which half of you have already mentioned in comments.

The White House insisted Monday that the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State -- despite the country being engulfed by a violent political crisis that last week led the Obama administration to remove some of its diplomats and urge American citizens to leave.

...

The White House, though, is standing by claims that the country is a "useful model" for dealing with militants elsewhere. Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday claimed fighters in Yemen remain under "continual pressure" from the U.S. despite the latest unrest.

Now, as to that rocket attack.

The State Department claimed that US personnel were being evacuated out of an "abundance of caution."

This phrase is usually meant to mean that there is no actual serious threat -- that steps are being taken in the absence of a serious threat, just to be completely, abundantly on the safe side of things.

But common words and phrases do not mean the same thing when spoken by this administration.

When this administration says it's evacuating personnel out of an "abundance of caution," what they mean is that the capital is overrun and Al Qaeda are shooting rockets are our embassy.

This is like saying "My house was on fire, so, out of an abundance of caution, I called the fire department. Just in case the flames did not choose to self-extinguish harmlessly."

An Al Qaeda splinter group launched a rocket attack on the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, injuring several guards, to retaliate for what it said on social media was a U.S. drone strike in a northern province the day before.

The rocket landed 200 meters from the heavily fortified embassy, which lies in a compound surrounded by high walls, hitting members of the Yemeni special police force who guard the site. At least two were injured, police said.

The guards injured by the rocket attack were taken to a hospital, out of an abundance of caution.

Five O'Clock Follies have nothing on this crew.


Posted by: Ace at 01:49 PM | Comments (195)
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1 Near first?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 29, 2014 01:51 PM (08Znv)

2 Out of an abundance of bull excrement...

Posted by: navybrat at September 29, 2014 01:52 PM (JgC5a)

3 If Yemen is a useful model, then Benghazi must of been what, a meaningful trial?

Posted by: Diogenes at September 29, 2014 01:52 PM (08Znv)

4 We are in the best of hands

Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 01:54 PM (hqVUe)

5 I remember clearly that Benghazi happened when Bush was president.

Posted by: Neil Degrasse Tyson at September 29, 2014 01:54 PM (HstNY)

6 Wonder how many job applicants Foreign Service is getting these days?

Posted by: BignJames at September 29, 2014 01:54 PM (j7iSn)

7 Bush made some videos ... just saying ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at September 29, 2014 01:54 PM (P+IZm)

8 I guarantee in less than a week we'll hear "news" that, oops, a U.S. bomb landed on Assad. And, guess what? Syria has a new govt -- whaddayaknow, it's the Muslim Brotherhood! Guess what else? That whole ISIS problem went away! This whole thing stinks. And it's criminal. obama is a terrorist.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 01:55 PM (vzJm/)

9 Have we ever been blessed with a President so ideally suited for a "Run Away!!" strategy? Truly, we are fortunate.

Posted by: t-bird at September 29, 2014 01:55 PM (FcR7P)

10 Did The Who sign some deal with ESPN to provide all the theme songs?

Posted by: logprof at September 29, 2014 01:55 PM (ZqguR)

11 Close enuf fo' gummint work!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 01:55 PM (o3MSL)

12 We have consulted extensively with the President on defense.

Posted by: Chicago Bears at September 29, 2014 01:56 PM (ZqguR)

13 I wonder how many innocent Syrians obama is murdering in this criminal enterprise to rout out Assad. How many schools and houses has obama leveled in Syria to help his Al Qaeda "rebels?"

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 01:57 PM (vzJm/)

14 It is only a matter of time before Yemen goes up in flames. The Hawthi militia has been taking territory and pushing the gov't to the edge and now al Qaeda is moving in. I think I've seen this movie before. This is getting worse and bigger by the day.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2014 01:57 PM (g1DWB)

15 Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 06:55 PM (vzJm/) In a week, I think we will be marveling at your prescience. TFG has accomplished a lot of things in his rule so far, but the destabilization of the ME and the US supported advance of the muz hordes is worthy of an evil genius!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 01:58 PM (o3MSL)

16
Michele and I were models for the movie Love Story.

Posted by: Hussein the Magnificent at September 29, 2014 01:59 PM (3/wAJ)

17 It's as though they think we don't know the definition of the word "decimated."

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 29, 2014 01:59 PM (V70Uh)

18

But we're not supposed to call them "Al Qaeda" any more. 

 

Because Al Qaeda is dead. ...Because, you know, the Preezy killed them.

He told us so.

Posted by: wheatie at September 29, 2014 01:59 PM (+hIRb)

19 I saw 19 innocents killed on a bombing of a grainery. That dust can be highly explosive especially with the help from a j-dam. The silence from the left is deafening on this subject.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 02:00 PM (hqVUe)

20 Just keep in mind, there are lots of Coleen Rowleys at the FBI, and in every branch of the federal govt.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:00 PM (vzJm/)

21 Prezzy decimated them. 9 out of 10 are still in business.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 29, 2014 02:00 PM (V70Uh)

22 Out of an abundance of caution, it may become necessary to make preparations for unforeseen things found suddenly in your mouth.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 29, 2014 02:00 PM (VsI+9)

23 I saw Love and Rockets open for Abundance of Caution at The Forum in 92. Blew me away!

Posted by: Vincent Vega at September 29, 2014 02:00 PM (f+HwY)

24 It's as though they think we don't know the definition of the word "decimated." Ten times worse?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 29, 2014 02:01 PM (W5DcG)

25
The incident in Oklahoma did not involve an Islamist nor was it in any way connected to the Religion of Peace.  Praise Allah!

Posted by: Hussein the Magnificent at September 29, 2014 02:01 PM (3/wAJ)

26 The State Department claimed that US personnel were being evacuated out of an "abundance of caution."

What's this!!! You mean that's the magic phrase!!!

"Abundance of Caution?" That's all I had to fucking say???

Posted by: zombie Chris Stevens[/i] [/b] at September 29, 2014 02:01 PM (sDQnB)

27 And yet you continue to give the Admin. the benefit of the doubt.

Posted by: nip at September 29, 2014 02:02 PM (a6Odp)

28

8...This whole thing stinks.

 

Posted by: Soothsayer 

 

---------

 

Kinda like it's...scripted?

 

That's what I've been thinking for a while.

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at September 29, 2014 02:02 PM (+hIRb)

29 Because Al Qaeda is dead. ...Because, you know, the Preezy killed them.
He told us so.

Posted by: wheatie at September 29, 2014 06:59 PM (+hIRb)



yeah, a regular Rambro.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2014 02:03 PM (FMbng)

30 >>>22 Out of an abundance of caution, it may become necessary to make preparations for unforeseen things found suddenly in your mouth. damnit I just came in here to make a joke along those lines!!! You are BANNED, Sir.

Posted by: ace at September 29, 2014 02:03 PM (/FnUH)

31 Pro tip-
If you work in any capacity at a US embassy in a mohamadan country, run don't walk to the nearest exit and burn rubber outta there. Cause your Washington City gummint ain't gonna keep you from being kilt by savages.

Posted by: Erowmero at September 29, 2014 02:03 PM (go5uR)

32
"Abundance of Caution" - that's the magic word and you win $100!

Posted by: Groucho Marx at September 29, 2014 02:03 PM (3/wAJ)

33 Why didn't they just run in the front door?

Posted by: US Secret Service at September 29, 2014 02:03 PM (1pjpl)

34 wheatie and Hrothgar, as you know, obama has been hell bent on taking Syria for the MB for more than 2 years. That whole "Assad used chemical weapons" lie didn't work. So now they're using ISIS. Bonus: Iraq falls to the MB, too!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:04 PM (vzJm/)

35 Yemen is a good example of what the Obama White House is trying to achieve. Joshing Earnestly said repeatedly in the last press briefing. The System Works!

Posted by: Dizzie's Spinning Top News Service at September 29, 2014 02:05 PM (GBX3O)

36 ...the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State. Yes, in an odd sort of way this is probably the most truthful statement coming out of this Administration. Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria; just knock 'em all down and replace with radical Muzzies.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at September 29, 2014 02:05 PM (HBAcW)

37 So as much as I would like to join in on the kicking of the state of our foreign policy, some rockets hitting a couple hundred meters away is not a real credible threat. I mean, worse than not having rockets shot, of course. But Yemen is not exactly Stockholm, and if some rockets are flying it isn't exactly news. Now, it doesn't lend credence that our Yemen policy is a huge success, but neither should we think it means IsIs or whoever is super scary and beating us.

Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 02:05 PM (OYEUO)

38
We are not at war with ISIS!

Posted by: Hussein the Dazzler at September 29, 2014 02:05 PM (3/wAJ)

39 Last night, out of an abundance of caution, our defensive line decided to run away from the Cowboys.

Posted by: NO Saints at September 29, 2014 02:05 PM (1CroS)

40 Out of an abundance of caution, I carry two derringers!

Posted by: Diogenes at September 29, 2014 02:06 PM (08Znv)

41 Holy crap-- I thought ~24 hours elapsed between the evacuation and the rocket attack. CNN is not exactly clearing it up.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2014 02:06 PM (RJMhd)

42 Have we ever been blessed with a President so ideally suited for a "Run Away!!" strategy? Truly, we are fortunate. Posted by: t-bird at September 29, 2014 06:55 PM (FcR7P)

The Obama theme song when it comes to foreign policy, aptly named: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_r4-GtlawM

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2014 02:06 PM (yRwC8)

43
After the game last night, someone tried to peek into my room and see me doing my thing.

Posted by: Erin Andrews at September 29, 2014 02:07 PM (3/wAJ)

44 But the absence of any dissent from U.S. military leaders is what's most disheartening. How can they let this happen? The answer is simple: They are all on-board with obama. As I explained, obama was careful to surround himself with loyal devotees and jettison anyone who would be a nuissance or deterrent to his agenda.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:08 PM (vzJm/)

45 They are not.... ummmmmm Al Qaeda. They are uhhhhh, a new group. Totally unaffiliated with any religion or ethnicity. They go by the name Bruce.

Posted by: Preznit Urkel X at September 29, 2014 02:08 PM (jucos)

46 Out of abundance of caution, I beat the crap out out of that security system salesman who came to the door. That's just who they want you to think they are.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at September 29, 2014 02:08 PM (HBAcW)

47 Fortunately, we all know that Islam is a religion of peace and the apparent toppling of regime after regime throughout the Middle East to Al Qaeda is simply some sort of democratic principal in play, that only our Precedent is knowledgeable enough to understand. I only wish he could run for three terms.

Posted by: Clueless Liberal [/i] at September 29, 2014 02:10 PM (Zq4s7)

48 We have nothing to fear about our Embassy in Baghdad. It's not in Yemen. and the Islamic State is many miles from the Green Zone. and it's well protected, a virtual fortress. and when caution is warranted, we can rest assured that Obama has plenty to spare.

Posted by: Dizzie's Spinning Top News Service at September 29, 2014 02:10 PM (GBX3O)

49 "Unexpected!"

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at September 29, 2014 02:10 PM (PiGvm)

50 That whole "Assad used chemical weapons" lie didn't work. So now they're using ISIS. Bonus: Iraq falls to the MB, too!
Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 07:04 PM (vzJm/)



The only bright spot in the Mid East under Barky was when the Egyptian military kicked his Muslim Bros out and threw them in prison. Egypt carries weight in the Arab world, it's a positive counter to the jihad despite Obama's best efforts.

Posted by: mugiwara at September 29, 2014 02:10 PM (3a584)

51 Out of abundance of caution I didn't tell my spousal unit what I was going to do in her mouth. Seriously, is there one god damn job this asswipe has done right?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:10 PM (b6ukh)

52 >>damnit I just came in here to make a joke along those lines!!! >>You are BANNED, Sir. Heh. This is like the 15th time I've unlurked, and I step on the ewok's lines. I'll be over here in this shallow grave if you need me.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 29, 2014 02:11 PM (VsI+9)

53 Barky the Bullshitter along with Biden the Befuddled, what a team we got. 

Posted by: Killerdog at September 29, 2014 02:11 PM (Oi60j)

54 Think about this, Egypt is the success story from the arab spring, a military dictatorship. The rest have spiraled down for the worse.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 02:11 PM (hqVUe)

55 >>So as much as I would like to join in on the kicking of the state of our foreign policy, some rockets hitting a couple hundred meters away is not a real credible threat. I mean, worse than not having rockets shot, of course. It hasn't been reported on all that much, funny that, but the Hawthi rebels, who are Yemeni tribe located mostly in the northeast part of Yemen and who are being supported by Iran, have been occupying a good part of Sanna, the capital of Yemen, for a couple weeks now. There have been gun battles and there is a real threat of civil war. So its not like this was just some attack out of the blue. This is pretty much like Libya before the fall of Qaddafi. I'm thinking there is a lot more to this than just a couple random rockets.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2014 02:11 PM (g1DWB)

56 Shit Midas strikes again, maintaining his perfect record.

Seriously, assuming his job was to represent ACTUAL American interests (instead of chipping away at them, which he IS good at), does President Narcissus have even ONE mark in the win column?

Posted by: acethepug at September 29, 2014 02:13 PM (4dRdB)

57 There are always two sides to every story and out of an abundance of caution we want the whole truth to come out.

Posted by: Dizzie's Spinning Top News Service at September 29, 2014 02:13 PM (GBX3O)

58 >>So its not like this was just some attack out of the blue. This is pretty much like Libya before the fall of Qaddafi. So what you are saying is we bomb the fuck out of Syria and Sudan and walk away? That sounds marvelous fucking wonderful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:14 PM (b6ukh)

59 Posted by: acethepug at September 29, 2014 07:13 PM (4dRdB) Obamacare

Posted by: BignJames at September 29, 2014 02:14 PM (j7iSn)

60 Light dawns on Shithead:

Christopher Hayes @chrislhayes

Here's a pattern I've noticed: some security screw-up happens. Agency in charge says "Not our fault, we need more power! New policies!"

Posted by: zombie Chris Stevens[/i] [/b] at September 29, 2014 02:14 PM (sDQnB)

61 Did someone mention abundance of caution?

Posted by: Andy Reid at September 29, 2014 02:15 PM (ZqguR)

62 "Now, it doesn't lend credence that our Yemen policy is a huge success, but neither should we think it means IsIs or whoever is super scary and beating us." Yeah but they're pretending we're maxxed out militarily, now, and we have no choice but to Bug Out.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at September 29, 2014 02:15 PM (pYEaj)

63 Oh, yeh, Yemen is a model, awlrite. Don't both muzzie sides there enjoy both the goat and the boy, fore and aft? Correct me if I'm wrong. I'd still like to drone out both sides w/o anyone paing attention. We pay the teachers unions not to teach where Yemen is, who Yemen is... frankincense and myrrh? OMG full lock-down!eleventy! Hashem "myth" detected.

Posted by: Obola: "Bring in the dancing boys!" at September 29, 2014 02:15 PM (gLt83)

64 "abundance of caution,"

NOW you have an abundance?

Posted by: Amb. Stephens[/i][/b][/s] at September 29, 2014 02:15 PM (DL2i+)

65 Out of an abundance of caution, I'm not letting you near my mouth.

Posted by: Mama AJ at September 29, 2014 02:16 PM (0xTsz)

66 When it comes to retreating, I don't lead from behind!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at September 29, 2014 02:16 PM (FcR7P)

67 The statement that Yemen will serve as the template for the current US engagement of  ISIS seems to be honest. Especially when the fact that the Obama regime has shown only one motivation in all his dealings, foreign and domestic, and that is/was/has been and will always be, to do as much harm as he can possibly get away with to the US, both in foreign and domestic affairs.

Posted by: Grimmy at September 29, 2014 02:16 PM (uUsh9)

68 Maybe Obama's stealthy policy is to just have all of them kill one another in one big huge super violent conflagration. 

Or, maybe that's just my wishful thinking.

Posted by: kathysaysso at September 29, 2014 02:16 PM (jPT60)

69 JackStraw: "I'm thinking there is a lot more to this than just a couple random rockets." Damn straight there is. Have you seen the extended video by Nakoula?

Posted by: Hussein and Hillary! at September 29, 2014 02:17 PM (1CroS)

70 Abbondanza!

Posted by: Fat Italian Mom at September 29, 2014 02:17 PM (ZqguR)

71 This just in from TMZ. George Clooney marriage to a middle eastern woman has calmed things down over there, according to george's crazy uncle.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 02:17 PM (hqVUe)

72 Out of an abundance of caution, we've decided not to call it terrorism, as that make its wittle fwuffy poo bitsykinsness angwy.

Posted by: Sporkatus at September 29, 2014 02:17 PM (VsI+9)

73 Out of an abundance of zucchini, I am leaving a small brown paper bag at each of your houses. Use it with caution.

Posted by: Seamus M. at September 29, 2014 02:18 PM (NeFrd)

74 I have an abundance of cushion.

Posted by: Cankles McCackles at September 29, 2014 02:20 PM (ZqguR)

75 I would however like to point out once again for the record that you can't spell 'Yemen' without 'enemy'.

Posted by: Seamus M. at September 29, 2014 02:21 PM (NeFrd)

76 Out of an abundance of zucchini, I am leaving a small brown paper bag at each of your houses. Use it with caution. This is odd. But it does give me a craving for my favorite appetizer: fried zucchini sticks!

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:21 PM (vzJm/)

77 Out of an abundance of intellect, we're letting Biden go.

Posted by: SCoaMF at September 29, 2014 02:21 PM (1CroS)

78 This was an embassy saved or created by me. I am great all bow to me.

Posted by: B. HEUSSEIN obama at September 29, 2014 02:22 PM (WGm5T)

79 But do they have a plethora?

Posted by: El Guapo[/i][/b][/s] at September 29, 2014 02:22 PM (DL2i+)

80 Your god king is pushing us back, all the way to the Baghdad suburbs.

Posted by: Abu Bakr Al Fatass at September 29, 2014 02:22 PM (HstNY)

81 You know, Dinsdale was downright kind. He didn't have to nail my head to the floor, but out of an abundance of caution about it gettin lost somewhere, he was generous enough to do it. What an excellent sport.

Posted by: Victim of Pirahna brothers, head nailed to floor at September 29, 2014 02:22 PM (VsI+9)

82

You know, so much of what we say, do, or even think is based on the fragile ego of Obama and his liberal friends.  It can't be al Queda because he said they were defeated and on the run, which he only said because it helped him get re-elected, which makes him feel better.

 

Can't we just buy the guy a puppy or get him some therapy and move back into the real world?

Posted by: Thurston Howell IIII at September 29, 2014 02:22 PM (sta+V)

83 Out of an abundance of caution... Isn't that how we got the TSA?

Posted by: t-bird at September 29, 2014 02:22 PM (FcR7P)

84
[stock film - helicopters]

O*B*A*M*A*

[cue - Suicide is Painless]

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2014 02:23 PM (kdS6q)

85 So the "Out of an Abundance of Caution" meme is launched. Are all the obvious ones taken already or do I need to dig deeper?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 29, 2014 02:23 PM (oFCZn)

86 76 Out of an abundance of zucchini, I am leaving a small brown paper bag at each of your houses. Use it with caution. This is odd. But it does give me a craving for my favorite appetizer: fried zucchini sticks! Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 07:21 PM (vzJm/) I will tell you what I use to tell my dear departed mother, "Mom, the only reason you grow that shit is to give it away"

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:23 PM (b6ukh)

87 I am NOT working to make the caliphate. It might look like it. It might walk like it. It might even quack like it but no.

I am the 13th imam.

Posted by: B. HEUSSEIN obama at September 29, 2014 02:24 PM (WGm5T)

88 "The White House insisted Monday that the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is a model for the fight against the Islamic State -- despite the country being engulfed by a violent political crisis that last week led the Obama administration to remove some of its diplomats and urge American citizens to leave."

In other news, Imperial courtiers insisted Monday that the Emperor's New Clothes are a model for the most regal finery yet devised.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 02:24 PM (noWW6)

89 Seriously, assuming his job was to represent ACTUAL American interests (instead of chipping away at them, which he IS good at), does President Narcissus have even ONE mark in the win column? Posted by: acethepug at September 29, 2014 07:13 PM (4dRdB)

Libs want to say is Bin Laden, BUT if you play by the rules they set forth of JFK and putting a man on the moon, is not a win for him after all.

JFK gave a speech about putting a man on the moon and made NASA set things up to achieve this. So he gets all the credit, but Richard Nixon was the actual president in the White House at the time of the moon landing.

Bush gave a speech about protecting us from evil and taking it to the enemy and capturing Obama, and made various federal groups work together to achieve this. So shouldn't HE, going by the JFK mold, get all the credit and not Obama, who just happened to be in the White House at the time?

If libs want to credit Obama for getting Bin Laden, then they have to give credit to Nixon for the moon landing. I love telling that to lib friends, their minds cannot take it.

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2014 02:25 PM (yRwC8)

90 Zuccihini strips used to be my favorite, until I discoverd it cut on the bias into elipses and battered with the fish and chips batter. Man that stuff is the shit, with ranch dressing.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 02:25 PM (hqVUe)

91 Peace through surrender is our secret motto!

Posted by: Democrats of all Stripes at September 29, 2014 02:25 PM (IN7k+)

92 Abundance of caution=Running scared with our tail between our legs. God, this asswipe pisses me off

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:26 PM (b6ukh)

93 does President Narcissus have even ONE mark in the win column? He saved Chicago from an Olympic deficit!

Posted by: t-bird at September 29, 2014 02:27 PM (FcR7P)

94 My wife has an abundance of ketchup.

Posted by: John Kerry at September 29, 2014 02:27 PM (ZqguR)

95 Yemen is the model and that model is trains. Trains are cool.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 29, 2014 02:27 PM (WGm5T)

96 Oh jeez. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco traveled to Sanaa, Yemen, on September 6 to underscore the United States enduring support for President Hadi and the people of Yemen as they pursue peace, stability, and prosperity through the country's historic political transition and economic reform process. Ms. Monaco's trip is also an opportunity to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Yemen to counter the shared threat from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). That is from the website of the embassy in Yemen.

Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 02:27 PM (OYEUO)

97

Out of an abundance of caution...we have intentionally dumbed down the American people.

 

Lest they, you know, figure out that we really don't give a shit about them.

Posted by: The Left at September 29, 2014 02:28 PM (+hIRb)

98 Seriously, assuming his job was to represent ACTUAL American interests (instead of chipping away at them, which he IS good at), does President Narcissus have even ONE mark in the win column?

Posted by: acethepug at September 29, 2014 07:13 PM (4dRdB)



Yes. He is a complete imbecile, no assembly required. One can go 1000 generations and not witness the birth of a "perfect" asshole.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 29, 2014 02:28 PM (FMbng)

99 Believe it or not you have to surrender to win the war.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 29, 2014 02:29 PM (WGm5T)

100 Out of an abundance of caution, I'm warning you that a lot of you folks might not survive my personal journey of discovery.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 29, 2014 02:30 PM (oFCZn)

101 "The only bright spot in the Mid East under Barky was when the Egyptian military kicked his Muslim Bros out and threw them in prison. Egypt carries weight in the Arab world, it's a positive counter to the jihad despite Obama's best efforts."

Unfortunately, per David "Spengler" Goldman, Egypt is totally screwed -- economically, financially, demographically.

Foreign exchange accounts near zero. Agricultural production and energy production collapsing. Dependent upon imports to feed its grossly exploded population. A poorly educated population who are not in any way competitive in world labor markets. A cynical bazaari business class who are funneling capital out of the country as fast as they can. A military with many corrupt and incompetent officers in its ranks. Islamist sympathizers everywhere.

Read Spengler's past pieces on Egypt. They're a grim reality check on the situation.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 02:30 PM (noWW6)

102 It's true. When my grandparents had their garden, all they did was give away dozens of tomatahs and zukes. So much so that no one wanted any. But when they got in their 80's, the garden was abandoned. And when one day I looked the window to their once-impeccable backyard and saw the old garden overgrown with weeds, it broke my heart. My grandparents loved tending that garden and sharing the fruits of their labor. They just couldn't do it anymore.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:30 PM (vzJm/)

103 My grandparents loved tending that garden and sharing the fruits of their labor. They just couldn't do it anymore. Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous Yeah, & I miss the zucchini bread my wife would make with my moms zucchini.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:31 PM (b6ukh)

104 96 Oh jeez. Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco traveled to Sanaa, Yemen, on September 6 to underscore the United States enduring support for President Hadi and the people of Yemen as they pursue peace, stability, and prosperity through the country's historic political transition and economic reform process. Ms. Monaco's trip is also an opportunity to reaffirm the strong partnership between the United States and Yemen to counter the shared threat from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). That is from the website of the embassy in Yemen. Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 07:27 PM (OYEUO) ********** Ugh. Off to check Lisa Monaco's resume... Columbia!

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2014 02:32 PM (RJMhd)

105
does President Narcissus have even ONE mark in the win column?



Worse record than Ford, as South East Asia went red. Getting to Truman levels of nations falling to the enemy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at September 29, 2014 02:32 PM (kdS6q)

106 George Clooney marriage to a middle eastern woman has calmed things down over there, according to george's crazy uncle. Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 07:17 PM (hqVUe)

So how big was the carbon footprint that Matt Damon and others spent to travel all the way to Italy to see George marry the Muslim version of Jackie O? Both she and Michelle O wore the same McQueen dress, I bet Michelle was none too happy about that. They both wore it equally tacky, for what it's worth. How the crap do you screw up McQueen?

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2014 02:34 PM (yRwC8)

107 The sheiks in Saudi Arabia have got to be getting a serious pucker. They have Iran just to the east across the narrow Persian Gulf, Iraq sitting on their northern border, Sudan, which is chock full of al Qaeda type freaks and was bin Laden's home for much of his life before going into the caves of Afghanistan, across the Red Sea to the west and now Yemen to the south. They have to know this didn't happen by accident and their borders are in danger. For those in favor of let them all go to war and kill each other you may just be about to get your wish.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2014 02:34 PM (g1DWB)

108 "You know, so much of what we say, do, or even think is based on the fragile ego of Obama and his liberal friends. It can't be al Queda because he said they were defeated and on the run, which he only said because it helped him get re-elected, which makes him feel better."

Clinical narcissism and official policymaking are a bad mix?

Who knew?

Say, anyone else remember the left deriding George W. Bush for his "inability to admit mistakes"?

Me too. But gee, things got awfully quiet from the left after Bush departed. Hey, wait a minute, the phone's ringing. It must be that darn law firm again. "Fen's Law" or something?

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 02:34 PM (noWW6)

109 Don't both muzzie sides there enjoy both the goat and the boy, fore and aft? Relations with the boy and the goat are Allah's gift to the mujahideen. But relations with the boy goat is an abomination.

Posted by: Hadji with a Hard-On at September 29, 2014 02:34 PM (1pjpl)

110 we should start calling obama President Fixon

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:34 PM (vzJm/)

111 Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday claimed fighters in Yemen remain under "continual pressure" from the U.S. despite the latest unrest.

Yes. Jen and I are bombarding them unmercifully with Tweets in strongly-worded Arabic.

Posted by: Earnest Josh at September 29, 2014 02:36 PM (Dwehj)

112 Well I missed my Columbia prediction. But her resume is gross. Harvard --history and literature. Senior associate for the Health Care Advisory Board. One of the prosecuting attorneys --against Enron. Then this: under then chairman Joe Biden, where she worked on the Violence Against Women Act;before enrolling into the University of Chicago Law School where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Law School Roundtable

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2014 02:36 PM (RJMhd)

113 Serious you guys, more and more I feel like I took a wrong turn somewhere along the line and have wound up in a country whose citizens (for the most part) and leadership (almost entirely) I cannot recognize as having any link to the great Constitutional Republic my forefathers risked their lives to defend. I am less and less concerned about myself personally, since no one lives forever, but I despise these progressive/liberal/socialist/democrat scum/people for the world and aberrant civilization that I see them in the process of gifting to my children and grand-children. At best, they should be considered clinically insane and placed in restraints for the remainder of their lives. I leave it to you to think of alternate solutions.

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 02:37 PM (o3MSL)

114 Did someone say an abundance of chocolate?

Posted by: Chris Christie, you GOP Presidential Nominee at September 29, 2014 02:37 PM (xVB0A)

115 Out of an abundance of caution, I have decided to drink water on a daily basis.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 29, 2014 02:38 PM (mgE2f)

116 State Dept. officials and employees being killed by Islamists in foreign countries makes it all a little better. Too bad they put our soldiers at risk.

Posted by: Jack at September 29, 2014 02:38 PM (53CCM)

117 Now this is her official title: Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco Jeezuz gawd.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2014 02:38 PM (RJMhd)

118 I'll venture to say that Gloria Estefan has an abundance of talent.  Go Away is one of my favorites. 

Posted by: pep at September 29, 2014 02:39 PM (4nR9/)

119 At times like these, it helps to remind myself what is "of the World" and make sure my real treasure is not in it.

Posted by: Soothsayer of The Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-389 days left until climate chaos) at September 29, 2014 02:39 PM (vzJm/)

120 Out of an abundance of caution, we will graciously choke this season and let someone else win. You're welcome.

Posted by: Da Bears at September 29, 2014 02:39 PM (yRwC8)

121 At best, they should be considered clinically insane and placed in restraints for the remainder of their lives. I leave it to you to think of alternate solutions.

Well, we could always pack them all up and ship them off to Clown College.

Posted by: Zombie Barnum Bailey at September 29, 2014 02:39 PM (Dwehj)

122 @112. And she was just in Yemen coordinating counterterrorism policy. Great.

Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 02:40 PM (OYEUO)

123 When the Germans came across the border in 1940, we showed abundant caution. Hooray for us!

Posted by: The French at September 29, 2014 02:41 PM (+XMAD)

124 122 @112. And she was just in Yemen coordinating counterterrorism policy. Great. Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 07:40 PM (OYEUO) ********* No wonder that went to shit in a hand basket.

Posted by: your friendly Danube River guide at September 29, 2014 02:41 PM (RJMhd)

125 Lisa Monaco sounds like a pornstar's name.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 29, 2014 02:41 PM (oFCZn)

126 Well, we could always pack them all up and ship them off to Clown College. Posted by: Zombie Barnum Bailey at September 29, 2014 07:39 PM (Dwehj) That should fool most of the people!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 02:42 PM (o3MSL)

127 Ooooo ...Manhunter coming up on TMC.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2014 02:42 PM (g1DWB)

128 Lisa and I are kindred spirits.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at September 29, 2014 02:42 PM (Dwehj)

129 @124. You know, real media coulda googled that up as easy as us two morons. If I were running the RNC it would be an ad.

Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 02:42 PM (OYEUO)

130 Posted by: The French at September 29, 2014 07:41 PM (+XMAD) Sort of like our Maginot Line defense at the southern border?

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 02:43 PM (o3MSL)

131 Relations with the boy and the goat are Allah's gift to the mujahideen. But relations with the boy goat is an abomination. Posted by: Hadji with a Hard-On

What about goat boy?  Is that okay?

Posted by: jim breuer at September 29, 2014 02:43 PM (4nR9/)

132 Well, we could always pack them all up and ship them off to Clown College. Posted by: Zombie Barnum Bailey at September 29, 2014 07:39 PM (Dwehj) That should fool most of the people! Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 07:42 PM (o3MSL) I'll thank you not to refer to Princeton that way

Posted by: Sideshow Cecil at September 29, 2014 02:43 PM (lN8KC)

133
Out of an abundance of contortion, I fold.

Posted by: Dude from Manilla at September 29, 2014 02:44 PM (mgE2f)

134 Out of an abundance of caution, the IRS is auditing everyone that has ever donated to a Tea Party group.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 29, 2014 02:44 PM (cHZB7)

135 If I were running the RNC it would be an ad. Posted by: blaster at September 29, 2014 07:42 PM (OYEUO) Good thing you are nowhere near the levers of GOPe power!

Posted by: Karl Rover at September 29, 2014 02:44 PM (o3MSL)

136 It's good to have an abundance of cotton.

Posted by: Mumbles Menino at September 29, 2014 02:44 PM (ZqguR)

137
Out of an abundance of fiction, we release this statement.

Posted by: the white house at September 29, 2014 02:45 PM (mgE2f)

138 Aw geez not another movie.

Posted by: Truman North, Moron Emeritus at September 29, 2014 02:46 PM (uU9t1)

139 What is this Al Qaeda of which you speak? Surely you are referring to the sinister Khorasan Group instead??

Posted by: Stu-22 at September 29, 2014 02:47 PM (vd4oB)

140 Sort of like our Maginot Line defense at the southern border? Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 07:43 PM (o3MSL) I am most happy for your abundance of caution at the border. Now give me money, gringos. A teddy bear would be nice too.

Posted by: 25 year old Hispanic schoolchild at September 29, 2014 02:47 PM (+XMAD)

141 For those in favor of let them all go to war and kill each other you may just be about to get your wish. Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2014 07:34 PM (g1DWB) And the House of Saud created much of this mess.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:47 PM (A4oX7)

142
Out of an abundance of corrections, see pages A15 - A37.

Posted by: the new yourk times at September 29, 2014 02:47 PM (mgE2f)

143 "Serious you guys, more and more I feel like I took a wrong turn somewhere along the line and have wound up in a country whose citizens (for the most part) and leadership (almost entirely) I cannot recognize as having any link to the great Constitutional Republic my forefathers risked their lives to defend. I am less and less concerned about myself personally, since no one lives forever, but I despise these progressive/liberal/socialist/democrat scum/people for the world and aberrant civilization that I see them in the process of gifting to my children and grand-children."

Well, there's a rational solution to this dilemma:

Stop wasting time on propping up the current rotted edifice.

Start thinking about ways to dismantle it, hopefully by peaceable means, and salvage the remaining workable bits into smaller successor societies within which a replacement civilization can flourish.

It's either that or watch the life prospects of your kids and grandkids swirl down the shitter permanently. I prefer a more optimistic approach.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 02:47 PM (noWW6)

144 stand by for justice

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 29, 2014 02:48 PM (fIv/H)

145 >>And the House of Saud created much of this mess. Yep. You can't be surprised when the monster you created comes back to attack you.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 29, 2014 02:48 PM (g1DWB)

146 To be exact, the capital hasn't been overrun so much as collapsed. Part of it has been taken by Hawthis. They're Zaydis, a sect of the Shia. Yemen used to be mostly Zaydi, under an imam and everything, and then the imamate fell apart and many Yemeni tribes converted to Sunnism. The Hawthis stayed true to the faith, though, and have now retaken a lot of Yemen. The former president, Saleh, was a Zaydi too but a Sanhani, not a Hawthi. He played footsie with al-Qaeda, I understand to keep the most violent of his sectarian and tribal opponents off his ass. Jane at MyPetJawa did a lot of reporting on what a slimy terror-enabling turd Saleh was; and probably helped get rid of him. Right now nobody really rules Sanaa, and Yemen is a complete failed state.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 29, 2014 02:49 PM (3kZUM)

147
An abundance of cushion. 

  The bigger the cushion
The sweeter the pushin'



Posted by: David St. Hubbins at September 29, 2014 02:49 PM (4HYng)

148 "I am most happy for your abundance of caution at the border. Now give me money, gringos. A teddy bear would be nice too."

Stand back. I got this.

Posted by: Glenn Beck at September 29, 2014 02:49 PM (noWW6)

149 An abundance of chemtrails?

Spray! SPRAY!!

Posted by: Desciple of the Church of luaP noR at September 29, 2014 02:49 PM (xVB0A)

150 We got this game won. I accidentally ate the officiating crew.

Posted by: cAndy Reid at September 29, 2014 02:50 PM (ZqguR)

151 You can't be surprised when the monster you created comes back to attack you. Pfft, like that'll ever happen.

Posted by: it's pronounced Fronkensteen at September 29, 2014 02:50 PM (deNcS)

152
Out of an abundance of friction comes fire!

Posted by: caveman! at September 29, 2014 02:50 PM (mgE2f)

153 Dis, dammit. "Disciple".

Posted by: Disciple of the Church of luaP noR at September 29, 2014 02:51 PM (xVB0A)

154 An abundance of kittens???? Yes please!

Posted by: Hard of hearing Moron at September 29, 2014 02:51 PM (yRwC8)

155 Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 07:37 PM (o3MSL) Well said. And since I'm closer to death than birth I really don't give a crap anymore. I will do what I can but I refuse to eat their bullshit hook, line & sinker. And tell as many as I can

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 02:51 PM (A4oX7)

156 Quick question, would the world get better or worse under a libertarian prez? Rand is not like dad*wink wink*. Can or should we force these people to fix their own problems, and is it worth the strife it would cause. Or would it make no difference from what we have now? If a neo-con gets in and decides to blow shit up more will we be better off?

Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 02:52 PM (hqVUe)

157 My mother used to live right outside the embassy walls in Sanaa Yemen.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 29, 2014 02:52 PM (3B+O8)

158 Everything's going swimmingly: ISIS Advances to Within One Mile of Baghdad http://tinyurl.com/meh6c2h So stop it with all the negativity.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at September 29, 2014 02:52 PM (1pjpl)

159 Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 07:47 PM (noWW6) Believe me I am looking for a path, but the view to the horizon looks pretty darn bleak and has for some time!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 02:53 PM (o3MSL)

160 What kind of rocket was it? M72 from a car [searches images] hope they had the windows open [searches authoritative sources online wiki] maximum effective range two hundred meters impacted two hundred meters from embassy so they were shooting away from the embassy then? That can't be right. Oh Maximum range 1,000 meters, well ok then, this is serious, we need to evacuate the embassy of all non essential personnel

Posted by: Dizzie's Spinning Top News Service at September 29, 2014 02:53 PM (GBX3O)

161 Garsh, another deplorable incidence of workplace violence. There certainly is a lot of that going on in the Middle East.

Posted by: AMartel at September 29, 2014 02:53 PM (WWgnZ)

162 Out of an abundance of friction comes fire! Posted by: caveman! at September 29, 2014 07:50 PM (mgE2f) Stop with the caveman references!

Posted by: Sam Losco at September 29, 2014 02:54 PM (ZqguR)

163 "If libs want to credit Obama for getting Bin Laden, then they have to give credit to Nixon for the moon landing. I love telling that to lib friends, their minds cannot take it."

Perhaps even more to the point, Nixon didn't take any policy stances contrary to Kennedy which, if implemented, would have kept Apollo from succeeding.

But Obama opposed "enhanced interrogation" of terrorists, waterboarding by any other name. And yet waterboarding and other such harsh methods under Bush did lead to the disclosure of some of the key information that then led to bin Laden's bolthole.

If Obama had been in charge all along, practicing his preferred methods, bin Laden would never have been located and there would never have been the alleged "gutsy call" on Obama's part.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 02:54 PM (noWW6)

164 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 07:51 PM (A4oX7) I think I am not alone!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 02:54 PM (o3MSL)

165 ..."Stop wasting time on propping up the current rotted edifice. Start thinking about ways to dismantle it, hopefully by peaceable means, and salvage the remaining workable bits into smaller successor societies within which a replacement civilization can flourish." -Posted by: torquewrench at September 29, 2014 07:47 PM (noWW6) I believe Jonah Goldberg Mark Levin wrote a book about this called, "Liberal Fascism" The Liberty Amendments.

Posted by: Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b] at September 29, 2014 02:54 PM (CCBmg)

166 Quick question, would the world get better or worse under a libertarian prez? Rand is not like dad*wink wink*. Can or should we force these people to fix their own problems, and is it worth the strife it would cause. Or would it make no difference from what we have now? If a neo-con gets in and decides to blow shit up more will we be better off? Posted by: tinfoil baby at September 29, 2014 07:52 PM (hqVUe)

According to Drudge, Ted Cruz is definitely running. Make of that what you will. I like the guy but a lot happens in 2 years.

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2014 02:55 PM (yRwC8)

167 164 -- Hrothgar -- No you ain't.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 02:55 PM (lJaja)

168 Elbows are up.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 29, 2014 02:56 PM (z/Ubi)

169 Out of an abundance of caution, I consult my physician for an erection lasting longer than four minutes.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at September 29, 2014 02:57 PM (uhMMS)

170 MNF thread up. An abundance of cheerleader.

Posted by: logprof at September 29, 2014 02:58 PM (ZqguR)

171 nood elbows

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2014 02:58 PM (/GgDU)

172 166 -- LizLem -- In two years, half the world could be on fire... ...the question is: Who'll be breaking out the marshmallows?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 02:58 PM (lJaja)

173 I am showing an abundance of caution, to match my abundant pants size, before beginning a diet. Eating fewer than 5000 calories a day might cause my delicate system to go into shock.

Posted by: Michael Moore at September 29, 2014 02:58 PM (+XMAD)

174 Prez First learned of intelligence failure in the papers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2014 02:59 PM (/GgDU)

175 RE: MNF thread... ...got no dog in that fight. Leave it for those who care.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 03:00 PM (lJaja)

176 In two years, half the world could be on fire... the question is: Who'll be breaking out the marshmallows?

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 07:58 PM (lJaja)


Or selling the gasoline...

Posted by: LizLem at September 29, 2014 03:00 PM (yRwC8)

177 under then chairman Joe Biden, where she worked on the Violence Against Women Act; VAWA is an abomination.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 29, 2014 03:00 PM (mx5oN)

178 get your affairs in order, morons, because the HQ's Messiah is here: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/277510951.html

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 29, 2014 03:02 PM (3kZUM)

179 Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 07:55 PM (lJaja) Good to know! And I don't think we'll be wanting marshmallows, but there will surely be a lot of flames so maybe I am wrong on that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 03:05 PM (o3MSL)

180 174 Prez First learned of intelligence failure in the papers. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 29, 2014 07:59 PM (/GgDU) Not TMZ or Entertainment Tonight?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 03:06 PM (A4oX7)

181 Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 29, 2014 08:02 PM (3kZUM) It goes without saying, that I may not be posting for a while!

Posted by: Hrothgar at September 29, 2014 03:06 PM (o3MSL)

182 I just heard Mark Levin mention that a new Justice Department policy is about to be announced banning religious profiling by Federal agents.

Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2014 03:07 PM (sdi6R)

183 182 I just heard Mark Levin mention that a new Justice Department policy is about to be announced banning religious profiling by Federal agents. Posted by: rickl at September 29, 2014 08:07 PM (sdi6R) Good, the jello salad eaters will be safe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, Jay Cutler is my MVP at September 29, 2014 03:09 PM (A4oX7)

184 182 -- rickl -- That'll last until we have our very own Beslan... ...or we get a sane President. Whichever comes first...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 03:11 PM (lJaja)

185 @156 I call faulty fragestellung. As one who has spent a lot of time in s.w. Asia, speaks a couple of languages well, and hss studied the redion since before Carter sold out the Shah, I can tell you fools'll be fools, no matter what we do. If the fools get deadly, they oughta be dead fools. Define deadly? OK. Threat to us? Dead. Threat to their innocents? Kill them as targets of opportunity. Getting a domestic following here, despite all reason?

Posted by: Obola: at September 29, 2014 03:11 PM (gLt83)

186 156 --- By the time a libertarian gains the presidency, the world will have either sorted itself out, or the reality of the world's state (of affairs) will have tempered out any 'fantasies' that come with that particular ideology.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 03:18 PM (lJaja)

187 And remember, despite all the blah about knowing where Obama went wrong on Iraq and Syria, we're still going to give Afghanistan to the Taliban on schedule.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at September 29, 2014 03:18 PM (pYEaj)

188 88 - Smartass! Obama's Yemen policy is a model! All those problems you mention are THE OTHER SIDE being a dick! Can't help that! MODEL. TEMPLATE. /s

Posted by: Chris Balsz at September 29, 2014 03:20 PM (pYEaj)

189 >>"Abundance of Caution?" That's all I had to fucking say??? Posted by: zombie Chris Stevens Give it a rest dude. That so like 2 years ago. Besides you were dragged thru the streets to the hospital out of an abundance of caution.

Posted by: Aviator at September 29, 2014 03:21 PM (3rrMW)

190
"With President Obama, we're safer in many ways!"

-Juan F'n Williams, The O'Butthead Factor

Posted by: Doctor Fish at September 29, 2014 03:23 PM (3/wAJ)

191 190 -- Doctor Fish -- If we were any safer, we'd all be in our graves.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at September 29, 2014 03:24 PM (lJaja)

192 If we were any safer, we'd all be in our graves. So you think.

Posted by: the illinois democratic party at September 29, 2014 03:27 PM (3kZUM)

Posted by: ChrisP at September 29, 2014 04:10 PM (/7QiX)

194 "Rocket attack on The Embassy".
Missed by 200 yards.
An M-72 LAW, a Viet Nam era weapon.
We had those in the late '60s, early '70s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M72_LAW

If it missed by 200 yards, they were NOT shooting at the embassy.
What a load of shite.
Yemen is a failed state. Obama using this as a model is absurd.
Yemen is as viable as Somalia...

Posted by: ChrisP at September 29, 2014 04:14 PM (/7QiX)

195 Obama is still hanging out his wash on the Siegfried Line while the Caliphate is driving for the Channel...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at September 29, 2014 04:21 PM (XO6WW)

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