July 31, 2012

UK Experts To Assist In Destruction of Saddam Hussein's Remaining Stores of Chemical Weapons
— Ace

Yes, you read that correctly. Not even a hint of acknowledgement in this AP report that the question of Saddam Hussein's chemical warfare stocks is something of a contentious point in US and world politics.

So, these chemical weapons will be destroyed, without anyone much bothering to note that they exist.

Britain will help the Iraqi government dispose of what's left of deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons, still stored in two bunkers in north of Baghdad, the British embassy in Baghdad announced Monday.

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Saddam stored the chemical weapons near population centers so that he could access them quickly, despite the danger to his civilian population.

It's possible that these weapons were stored under UN seal, as some of Iraq's uranium was; that is to say, it's possible these stores were already acknowledged and hence already "counted." Bear in mind I'm just speculating about that possibility. The article doesn't point anything like that out.

Via @gabrielmalor

Posted by: Ace at 06:05 AM | Comments (149)
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1 But... but...

Posted by: Liberal at July 31, 2012 06:07 AM (ZAYlH)

2 but but but booooooosh LIED!!!!!!!!1!elevent1eee!!!

Posted by: Barack Obama is still a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure at July 31, 2012 06:08 AM (qxcKC)

3 If Obama had been president back then, he would have found those chemical weapons.

P.S.  It looks like Lizzie Warren has lost her spot as keynote speaker to San Antonio's mayor (who I never heard of) Julian Castro.  Lizzie will speak immediately before Big Bill.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:09 AM (Hx5uv)

4

Hussein  ( my middle  name )  did  not  build  those  chemical  weapons.  Now  watch  this  putt, serfs!

Posted by: Barry Soetoro Obama at July 31, 2012 06:10 AM (msPO3)

5 Booosh lied, people died!!!!1111!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Typical Libtard at July 31, 2012 06:13 AM (UOM48)

6

16 words! 16 WORDS!

Posted by: Ben at July 31, 2012 06:13 AM (C2Y4l)

7 You don't suppose Syria has any of Saddam's chemical weapons do you?

Nah....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:14 AM (UOM48)

8 Bush was right? NNNOOOoooOoOOOooooOOoooOOOo!!!!!!!

Posted by: Darth Libtard at July 31, 2012 06:14 AM (UZQM8)

9 The article says Saddam stored them near population centers so he could more easily access them.  Doesn't sound like they were under U.N. Seal. 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 06:14 AM (TOk1P)

10 "Residues".  Like the only way you'd know it was there is with a black light.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:14 AM (T0NGe)

11 These are not the WMD you're looking for.   Move along.

Posted by: MFM Stormtrooper at July 31, 2012 06:14 AM (4df7R)

12 Why destroy something that doesnt exist??

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:14 AM (F/kuF)

13 You don't suppose Syria has any of Saddam's chemical weapons do you?

Nah....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 11:14 AM (UOM4

 

Pfft!  Don't be silly, Jane!

 

They've probably sold them all to the Norks.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 06:15 AM (4df7R)

14 I mean, a U.N. Seal, that's like what, made out of duct tape?  How could Saddam think about using them if they had the U.N. Seal on them? 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 06:16 AM (TOk1P)

15 These are not the WMDs you are looking for  (waves hand)...

Posted by: Jedi Mind Trick Media at July 31, 2012 06:16 AM (SY7nI)

16 Typical lib:  No blood for oil!!!!11111!!!!!

Where's all that oil?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:17 AM (UOM48)

17 in other news... What Gitmo?

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:17 AM (cQuy/)

18 Where's all that oil?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 11:17 AM (UOM4
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China?

Posted by: RioBravo at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (eEfYn)

19 So, is a UN Seal like the Seal of Good Housekeeping?

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (SY7nI)

20 I mean, a U.N. Seal, that's like what, made out of duct tape? How could Saddam think about using them if they had the U.N. Seal on them?

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 11:16 AM (TOk1P)

 

 

 

 

 

I thought a UN seal clapped its flippers and balanced a ball on its nose...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (UH0ly)

21 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (8y9MW)

22 Bbbbbut..but... There are no WMDs you warmongering wingnuts!!!

Posted by: DangerGirl at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (zgh7Z)

23 AP:  Obama has slave ancestors!!!!!! *swoon*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (UOM48)

24 Stupid formatting fail.  *shakes fist at Pixy*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (UH0ly)

25 Chemical?  Err, no I said tentacle weapons.

Posted by: The AP, Super Genius Esq. at July 31, 2012 06:18 AM (N2yhW)

26

>>a U.N. Seal

 

You can differentiate the UN Seal from its more common cousin, the Circus Seal, by the blue ball.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (+qVLK)

27 17 What Gitmo?
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Hey, Obama can re-use that campaign promise! Forward!

Posted by: RioBravo at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (eEfYn)

28 It looks like Lizzie Warren has lost her spot as keynote speaker to San Antonio's mayor (who I never heard of) Julian Castro. Lizzie will speak immediately before Big Bill.

Well that was quick.  Still, giving her a prominent spot must be part of the reason why so many Dems aren't going to the DNC. 

Tokenism is still their better hand.

This has the odor of a very poorly planned event where one group is making plans that the other has to cancel.

And just to make it more fun, Big Bill's speech will go up against the NFL's opening game. 

However, I'm willing to bet $100 that the NFL will move it...somehow.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (T0NGe)

29 That and the penchant for rape.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (+qVLK)

30 Who wants to bet that President Gutsy Call takes credit for eliminating Saddam's WMDs (assuming Valerie Jarrett lets  him)?

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (VndSC)

31 Wait.  I'm reliably* told that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

*this word may not mean what I think it means.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (8y9MW)

32 So, the big takeaway from this is that the lying suckers of c*ck who said that Bush lied and there were no WMDs in Iraq were, and continue to be, lying suckers of c*ck.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (UH0ly)

33 Oh and if today's posts are like yesterday's meth and upper fueled fest, I may as well give up on commenting right now.

Posted by: DangerGirl at July 31, 2012 06:19 AM (zgh7Z)

34 Have you noticed that our shameless media now reports casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq as 'UN forces' and then adds the nationality, which are almost always American?

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:20 AM (BWzj8)

35

20 -

 

I thought it was more like the velvet rope at a nightclub.  No one gets past.  Except the hot chicks. 

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 06:20 AM (TOk1P)

36 These are not the chemical weapons you're looking for

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi at July 31, 2012 06:20 AM (izA2D)

37 Saddam stored the chemical weapons near population centers so that he could access them quickly, despite the danger to his civilian population.

Yeah.  That's why he stored them near population centers.  SO he could access them quickly.  Not at all so he could use them on his own people.  He would never do that.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at July 31, 2012 06:20 AM (8y9MW)

38 Oh, Gabe is also the source on the NFL story.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:21 AM (T0NGe)

39 P.S. It looks like Lizzie Warren has lost her spot as keynote speaker to San Antonio's mayor (who I never heard of) Julian Castro. Lizzie will speak immediately before Big Bill.



They realized the audience wouldn't understand her when she spoke in her native Cherokee.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:21 AM (UOM48)

40 Last motel I went to had a UN Seal on the toilet seat.

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2012 06:21 AM (VndSC)

41 You can differentiate the UN Seal from its more common cousin, the Circus Seal, by the blue ball.

Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2012 11:19 AM (+qVLK)

 

 

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That and the habit of exploiting starving kids.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:21 AM (UH0ly)

42

"Residues". Like the only way you'd know it was there is with a black light.


 

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 11:14 AM (T0NGe)

 

So the   AP    is implying that these UK experts are the equivalent of Gil Grissom and Catherine Willows.   Right?

 

That is such a bullshit headline.  Talk about disingenous.   "Residue" and "remnant" mean different things, AP.   It's called a dictionary.  Use it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 06:21 AM (4df7R)

43 They're chemical weapons, not Chemical-Chemical weapons, which is different

Posted by: Whoopie at July 31, 2012 06:21 AM (TJ8HB)

44 AP: Obama has slave ancestors!!!!!! *swoon*

Oh, God, the AP fell for this claptrap?  Even NPR buried it on their website.  The "analysis" is so full of fail.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:22 AM (T0NGe)

45 "This not uranium cake you are looking for..." - waves hands in a Jedi-like manner

Posted by: The Robot Devil at July 31, 2012 06:22 AM (136wp)

46 The UN should make their seals out fot he stuff that those do-not-remove tags on mattresses are made of.  Those things are iron clad.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:22 AM (Hx5uv)

47 Jane D'Oh where in ATL are you?  I am north of Canton..

Posted by: catman at July 31, 2012 06:22 AM (YKUmW)

48 41 You can differentiate the UN Seal from its more common cousin, the Circus Seal, by the blue ball.     Posted by: garrett at July 31, 2012 11:19 AM (+qVLK)[]         That and the habit of exploiting starving kids.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 11:21 AM (UH0ly)

 

 

And rape.     A     "peacekeeping"   mission doesn't receive the UN Seal until some of its blue helmeted crew have done their part for world peace by raping some of the natives.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 06:23 AM (4df7R)

49 Scary how many Morons here are tuned to exactly the same wavelength.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at July 31, 2012 06:23 AM (izA2D)

50 catman, I'm in Slovannah.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:23 AM (UOM48)

51 Have you also noticed that since Jan 21 2009 none of our muslim prisoners or their leftist friends on the outside have complained about interrogation or anything else?

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:23 AM (3oX3m)

52 The UN should make their seals out fot he stuff that those do-not-remove tags on mattresses are made of. Those things are iron clad.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 11:22 AM (Hx5uv)

 

 

The DEA and ATF have nothing on us.

Posted by: Consumer Product Safety Commission at July 31, 2012 06:23 AM (UH0ly)

53 44
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...and slaver ancestors, too

Posted by: RioBravo at July 31, 2012 06:23 AM (eEfYn)

54 Saddam would never use chemical weapons on his own people.  Nope.  No way.

Posted by: The Kurds at July 31, 2012 06:24 AM (UOM48)

55 Would you say he had a plethora of chemical weapons?

Posted by: El Guapo at July 31, 2012 06:24 AM (Qxdfp)

56 So, is a UN Seal like the Seal of Good Housekeeping?
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No, it's an actual seal, the animal type. It's their mascot. Trained to clap at anything said by communists.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (imtbm)

57

BTW - isn't  "UN experts" an oxymoron?

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (VndSC)

58 Remember just before the Iraq invasion when Sean Penn and other useful idiots were acting as "human shields" for Saddam?  Good times.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (UOM48)

59 And rape. A "peacekeeping" mission doesn't receive the UN Seal until some of its blue helmeted crew have done their part for world peace by raping some of the natives.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 11:23 AM (4df7R)

 

 

 

Throw in a few crucifixions, and you've got one compliant local population.

Posted by: Al Armendariz, EPA Official at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (UH0ly)

60 UN seals are very very secure...you need at least a pair of diagonal cutters to get through the twisted up coat hanger wire.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (apjdA)

61

52 -

 

SAVE  OUR  BUCKY BALLS!!!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (TOk1P)

62 Karl Rove is the reason that no weapons meme lasted as long as it did.

Posted by: Vic at July 31, 2012 06:25 AM (YdQQY)

63

no there ,there.

 

everyone said so. just like no yellow cake.

I'm certain Iran is years away from producing nuclear bombs and if they do soo what they are just a tiny country far away.

annnnd they really don't mean it when they threaten others, we just misunderstand them.

Posted by: willow at July 31, 2012 06:26 AM (TomZ9)

64 Would you say he had a plethora of chemical weapons?

Posted by: El Guapo at July 31, 2012 11:24 AM (Qxdfp)

*

Oh, si, he had a plethora.

Posted by: Jefe at July 31, 2012 06:26 AM (UH0ly)

65 weird how my above "21 2009" is in red font I clicked on it and it automatically initialized my phone ready to dial.

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:27 AM (x8us2)

66 The WMDs were on the trucks that went to Syria, but they were intercepted by Obama, who, after drilling Osama, got into a time machine and redirected the WMDs to these bunkers.   

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2012 06:27 AM (SY7nI)

67 BTW - isn't "UN experts" an oxymoron?

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Or perhaps just lacking a dash:  un-expert.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:27 AM (Hx5uv)

68 Refresh my memory, how so I get line separation again?  This is driving me nuts...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:27 AM (UH0ly)

69 Nuke-em all from orbit, it is the only way we can be sure.

Posted by: Clemenza at July 31, 2012 06:27 AM (eNLcY)

70 i'm sure ritter's propensity to like young girls had nothing to do with his statements re; Iraq.

Posted by: willow at July 31, 2012 06:28 AM (TomZ9)

71 my smartphone isnt very smart

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:28 AM (9Q2PJ)

72 BTW - isn't "UN experts" an oxymoron?

Posted by: Roy at July 31, 2012 11:25 AM (VndSC)

 

Since "United Nations" is itself an    oxymoron, I'd say the answer is yes.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 06:28 AM (4df7R)

73 and slaver ancestors, too

He didn't have slave ancestors, either. The whole thing is made up.  Basically, they claim that Obama's mama has "African blood" through some Y-chromosome dealie. Then they traced her ancestry and it kind of stops.  However, it was in the same general area of where a slave was.  Voila, there is the African ancestor.

Even the guy they claim was a slave wasn't really a slave.  He was an indentured servant who was convicted of a crime and sentenced to slavery. Two white guys were convicted of the same crime and, we are told, got lighter sentences.

Without being too pedantic, that's not slavery.  It didn't create a precedent. Even today, you can be made to work against your will after due process of law.  The first slave (under English law in North America) was John Casor.  He was declared a slave in court and everything.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:28 AM (T0NGe)

74 So, is Kaseem on TV trying to tell you the TSPLOST is for the Chilrunnn..?

Posted by: catman at July 31, 2012 06:29 AM (YKUmW)

75

no there ,there.

everyone said so. just like no yellow cake.

 

Oooh, cake?   I love cake!

Posted by: Meggy Mac, RINO Braintrust at July 31, 2012 06:29 AM (4df7R)

76 Dick Cheney tried to have Valerie Plame killed to hide the fact that we were smuggling chemical weapons into Iraq.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:29 AM (Hx5uv)

77
Saddam stored the chemical weapons near population centers so that he
could access them quickly, despite the danger to his civilian
population.


Yeah. That's why he stored them near population centers. SO he could access them quickly. Not at all so he could use them on his own people. He would never do that.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at July 31, 2012 11:20 AM (8y9MW)







In mil-speak that's called Forward Deployment.....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 31, 2012 06:29 AM (TIIx5)

78 Wait...what? Remember, this is the media that feeds the dumbed down populace. The commies had a plan long ago to control education and the media.

Posted by: California red at July 31, 2012 06:30 AM (DXTKe)

79 My  mom  was  black!  Nothing  to  see  here  typical  white  people!

Posted by: Barry Soetoro Obama at July 31, 2012 06:30 AM (msPO3)

80 You smart phone probably has a ARM processor which gives it more brain power than the whole US media.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 31, 2012 06:30 AM (apjdA)

81 68 Refresh my memory, how so I get line separation again? This is driving me nuts...    

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 11:27 AM (UH0ly)

 

Double space between your paragraphs.   Just hit "Return" twice.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 06:30 AM (4df7R)

82 74 So, is Kaseem on TV trying to tell you the TSPLOST is for the Chilrunnn..?

Posted by: catman at July 31, 2012 11:29 AM (YKUmW




Yep.  You got it.  Gotta get ready to go vote against it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 06:30 AM (UOM48)

83 Did we say chemical weapons?  What we meant to say was,  Fizzies©.  No one really cares for the stuff so we need to destroy it.  Please step back.

Posted by: Dang at July 31, 2012 06:31 AM (Ky1+e)

84 Ace did you copy the AP's headline or change it to reflect residues were chemical weapons. Because the link headline is this.

UK experts to help Iraq destroy chemical residues
.

Just wondering if the AP screwed up and used a more truthful headline and changed it when someone pointed it out.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 31, 2012 06:31 AM (tf9Ne)

85 I say we take off and drop a UN seal on it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Ripley at July 31, 2012 06:32 AM (T4wme)

86 Its Military speak for sacred target.  Knowing the administration would never approve a strike near a Mosque or civilians, unless your on US soil and sending 1500 assault rifles to your enemies.

Posted by: Clemenza at July 31, 2012 06:32 AM (eNLcY)

87 Even the guy they claim was a slave wasn't really a slave. He was an indentured servant who was convicted of a crime and sentenced to slavery.

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He was an indentured servant who had agreed to work for a number of years for the guy who paid his way from the old country.  Rather than to fulfill his end of the bargain, he tried to escape.  That was the crime he committed.  If I were Obama, I wouldn't be reminding people of what happens when you fail to keep your promises. 

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:32 AM (Hx5uv)

88 Next week's propaganda - chemical weapons are not really WMD, they're kinda like the roach spray you got under the kitchen sink.  Bush still lied!

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 31, 2012 06:32 AM (apjdA)

89 Chemical weapons - Bush snorted them...

Posted by: MFM at July 31, 2012 06:33 AM (136wp)

90 Willow, had almost forgotten Scott 'I like 14yr old girls' Ritter.

Anyone ask Valerie Plame her 'expert' opinion on this matter?

And now I am wondering what has happened to Libya's mustard gas remnants along with the yellowcake.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2012 06:34 AM (+SmuD)

91

and slaver ancestors, too

He didn't have slave ancestors, either.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 11:28 AM (T0NGe)



I'll bet there's Karl Marx in his ancestry

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2012 06:34 AM (1Jaio)

92 The residues are huge piles of Mentos and Diet Coke.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:34 AM (Hx5uv)

93 Does the typical 'smartphone' today have enough technology in it to handle the 1969 Moon landing?

Posted by: soothsayer jumps in without reading at July 31, 2012 06:34 AM (OwGmp)

94 I'll bet there's Karl Marx in his ancestry Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2012 11:34 AM (1Jaio) And Kal Penn in his ass..

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at July 31, 2012 06:35 AM (136wp)

95 He was an indentured servant who had agreed to work for a number of years for the guy who paid his way from the old country. Rather than to fulfill his end of the bargain, he tried to escape. That was the crime he committed.

The John Casor story is MUCH more interesting, BTW.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:35 AM (T0NGe)

96 Chemical weapons? Meh. Hey, look at Romney's gaffes!

Posted by: Mainstream Media at July 31, 2012 06:35 AM (iAUf+)

97
Ace:

Here's something you might want to post about:

Labor Dept. Pushes Back Against WARN Act Claims

Speaking out against a chorus of CEOs who have warned of layoff notices set to be sent to defense company employees immediately before the election, the Department of Labor issued guidance July 30 stating that sending notices would be “inconsistent with the purpose of the WARN Act.”

The guidance, in the form of a letter signed by assistant secretary of employment and training administration Jane Oates, emphatically asserts that there is no need to send notices to employees about potential layoffs given the lack of clarity surrounding sequestration.

“In the absence of any additional information, potential plant closings or layoffs resulting from such contract terminations or cutbacks are speculative and unforeseeable,” the letter said.

Defense company executives have been vocally insisting that they would need to send notices to employees 60-90 days in advance of sequestration to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The timing of the notices, November 2 for states that require 60 days, mere days from the election, has led to accusations that the notifications are a ploy to put pressure on politicians facing re-election.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/d364rws

Posted by: Ed Anger Issues at July 31, 2012 06:36 AM (7+pP9)

98 Oh, you want to know the latest round of supernova stupidity the left is peddling?

Some Kenyans were "allegedly" tortured under Churchill's tenure, and it's possible the JEF's father was one of those allegedly tortured.

I almost asked the fool spouting that shit on the FB, "so, why does he still have the other bust of Churchill?" Or I could have been mean and said, "so, he's got "revenge for daddy" issues just like Bush?"

But then, he will believe anything the left tells him to so he won't even bother thinking that through. He's real good at "Four legs good, two legs better!" chants.

Posted by: RoyalOil at July 31, 2012 06:36 AM (imtbm)

99 @93 yeah but we turned our Aero Space program over to your Landlord the Chinese and the Pesky Russkies.You need their permission.

Posted by: Clemenza at July 31, 2012 06:36 AM (eNLcY)

100 the MBM is gonna need a mighty big squirrel to distract with on this one.
 
Syria probably has the bulk of Iraq's chemical weapons, but some poorly maintained and buried munitions were found by our forces.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 31, 2012 06:37 AM (ccXZP)

101 Double space between your paragraphs. Just hit "Return" twice.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 11:30 AM (4df7R)

 

Thanks.

 

Testing.

 

Testing.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:37 AM (UH0ly)

102

Testing.

 

Testing.

 

Testing.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:37 AM (UH0ly)

103 Anna i'm pretty sure blackmail is a very useful tool after hiring  the morally deficient  in these situations.

Posted by: willow at July 31, 2012 06:38 AM (TomZ9)

104 Insomniac, are you using IE?

Use Firefox.  IE fucks it up.  (It also fucks up cutting and pasting on Twitter.)

Posted by: AmishDude at July 31, 2012 06:38 AM (T0NGe)

105

OK, I have to have compatability mode on for it to work.

 

Test.

 

Test.

 

Test.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:38 AM (UH0ly)

106
Remember just before the Iraq invasion when Sean Penn and other useful idiots were acting as "human shields" for Saddam? Good times.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 11:25 AM (UOM4





The hilarious part was how the human shield thing died out.

Lefty Douchebag arriving at the Baghdad airport: Okay, we're here! Show us the way to the hospitals, orphanages and baby formula factories!

Mustachioed Republican Guard Thug: Nah, I got a better idea. Why don't you try shielding these peaceful Surface to Air Missile sites, tank parks and Sarin Nerve Gas factories.

Lefty Douchebag: Uhhhhhhh....I forgot, I have a doctor's appointment any day now. I feel a sniffle coming on...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 31, 2012 06:38 AM (TIIx5)

107
Abu Ghraib!
Abu Ghraib!
Abu Ghraib!

Posted by: The MBM at July 31, 2012 06:38 AM (/ZZCn)

108 Use Firefox. IE fucks it up

OTOH, IE isn't a memory hog that crashes every couple of hours.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at July 31, 2012 06:39 AM (8y9MW)

109 So, is Kaseem on TV trying to tell you the TSPLOST is for the Chilrunnn..?
Posted by: catman at July 31, 2012 11:29 AM (YKUmW
Yep. You got it. Gotta get ready to go vote against it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at July 31, 2012 11:30 AM (UOM4

When I heard a Spokeshole for TSPLOST start talking about how great it is going to be because of all the jobs it will create I decided this is just another money grab. 

If it was a great deal they would be talking about how little will be spent for the added benefit.  Paying more people to do the project is not a benefit ITS A COST. 

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2012 06:39 AM (SY7nI)

110 102 Testing. Testing. Testing. Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 11:37 AM (UH0ly) How'sthislook?

Posted by: The Huggable Robot Devil at July 31, 2012 06:39 AM (136wp)

111 Insomniac, are you using IE?

Use Firefox. IE fucks it up. (It also fucks up cutting and pasting on Twitter.)

 

Yeah. If I go to compatability mode, it works OK. I might go to Firefox anyway, just because.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:40 AM (UH0ly)

112 "Some Kenyans were "allegedly" tortured under Churchill's tenure, and it's possible the JEF's father was one of those allegedly tortured."

Friend's of Obama's father say he never spoke of being tortured or imprisoned.  And if he had been imprisoned he wouldn't have been able to secure certain jobs he had later in life with a record of being an ex-con.  So it's just more bullshit from Obama.  Family lore - it's what you're looking for!

Posted by: Dang at July 31, 2012 06:40 AM (Ky1+e)

113

Gah, what a pain.

In.

 

The.

 

Ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:40 AM (UH0ly)

114

Yeah, I remember reading about this awhile back (about finding chemical munitions). 

So, in true leftist form, half ignored it and continued accusing President Bush of lying, whilst the remainder tried to reclassify the meaning of WMD to not include chemical weapons.

Actual title of the Register UK "article" is Chemical weapons are not WMDs - Let's all calm down a bit, shall we?

Maybe this man should ask the Kurds how they feel about it. Or, if that's too hard, look at Dictionary.com.

w.m.d.
noun a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons) [syn: weapon of mass destruction]

Posted by: Heralder at July 31, 2012 06:41 AM (+xmn4)

115

"Some Kenyans were "allegedly" tortured under Churchill's tenure, and
it's possible the JEF's father was one of those allegedly tortured."

 

Martians "allegedly" have landed in my backyard, and it's "possible" that monkeys might fly out of my butt.  Don't make it so, however.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:41 AM (UH0ly)

116 So it's just more bullshit from Obama. Family lore

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I wouldn't say "bullshit."  It's more Lizzie Warren history massaging.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 06:41 AM (Hx5uv)

117 This <PUT Space HERE> sucks

Posted by: Minuteman at July 31, 2012 06:42 AM (SY7nI)

118 Do not know if to trust this reporting and site, but interesting.  Seems in June the Zenten militia has used chemical weapons in Libya.

http://tinyurl.com/cynpf5w

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2012 06:43 AM (+SmuD)

119

I will never NEVER understand why GWB stood silent and let his opponents define him as a liar over the WMD issue when he had the damn evidence.  What?  Was raising his voice in support of the truth somehow un-christian  to him?

 

IMO, it  severely  weakened the second half of his presidency, cost hundreds if not thousands of military lives to an emboldened enemy, and set the stage for SCFOAMT to be elected.  Fuck him for not fighting.

Posted by: Jaws at July 31, 2012 06:43 AM (4I3Uo)

120 Does the typical 'smartphone' today have enough technology in it to handle the 1969 Moon landing?   All of it and then some if it were hooked up to a high bandwidth pipeline.  Mission control, land based sat relay, onboard guidance/nav, telemetry, and all flight ops, ascent, orbital, lunar insertion, descent, etc.   Smart phones are actually powerful small portable computers with a telephone capability nail on the side as an afterthought.  Its when I realized this, that I decided to start writing phone apps.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 31, 2012 06:44 AM (apjdA)

121 Quick, look over there, an evil Chick-Fil-A restaurant!1!1!11!!!!11!!

Posted by: The Leftist Press at July 31, 2012 06:44 AM (71LDo)

122 Willow, yep once the enemy finds someone in a compromising position.  Like diddling underage girls. A useful puppet for the cause and nothing more.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2012 06:45 AM (+SmuD)

123 I wouldn't say "bullshit." It's more Lizzie Warren history massaging.

Posted by: WalrusRex at July 31, 2012 11:41 AM (Hx5uv)

 

So Barry is 1/32 slave?  Consdering that tax freedom day didn't arrive until April 17th this year, that makes the average taxpayer roughly 1/3 slave.  I think we've got him beat. 

Posted by: Insomniac at July 31, 2012 06:46 AM (UH0ly)

124 Oh, THOSE weapons. Well, we knew about those, of course. Um, I don't think they qualify as WMD per se. I mean, they're barely weapons at all. Nor, are they what we would define as dangerous, right Hans? Plus, they don't cause "mushroom clouds", so there you have it. Seeing as there aren't any questions...

Posted by: Kofi Annan - Hans Blix joint news conference at July 31, 2012 06:47 AM (4eNxd)

125 Hans Brix!?  Oh NO!!!

Posted by: Kim Jong Il at July 31, 2012 06:47 AM (UH0ly)

126 I blew a seal once. I was drunk

Posted by: Drunk Penguin at July 31, 2012 06:48 AM (2cfUo)

127
100 the MBM is gonna need a mighty big squirrel to distract with on this one.

Syria probably has the bulk of Iraq's chemical weapons, but some poorly maintained and buried munitions were found by our forces.

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 31, 2012 11:37 AM (ccXZP)


Wired Magazine's Danger Room already ran a long-assed post that they claim disproves any chance the Syrian WMDs were from Iraq. The article really didn't make much sense but the media is already running in full scale damage control mode.

Posted by: Ed Anger Issues at July 31, 2012 06:50 AM (7+pP9)

128 Already voted against TSPLOST. Turnout was good for a special election. I might even waste 75 cents on a paper tomorrow to see what happened.

Posted by: backhoe at July 31, 2012 06:51 AM (ULH4o)

129

Keep in mind this is AFTER Canada was brought in as a brokered 3rd party to dispose of the semi-enriched yellowcake uranium that didn't exist in Iraq under Saddam's nuclear development program.

Posted by: MrObvious at July 31, 2012 06:51 AM (t4++D)

130 disproves any chance the Syrian WMDs were from Iraq   It'll suck for them when the shit is found to be plastered with Iraqi logos, labels, nomenclatures.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 31, 2012 06:52 AM (apjdA)

131

@129  "Keep in mind this is AFTER Canada was brought in as a brokered 3rd party to dispose of the semi-enriched yellowcake uranium that didn't exist in Iraq under Saddam's nuclear development program."

 

500 TONS worth of "Booosh Lied" -  bundled onto an armada of cargo planes to be flown out of the sandbox, loaded onto cargo ships for a trip around the planet, and  dropped off Canuckistan.  Yet the goddamn MSM couldn't see fit to  give the story the light of day except for a few postings in the bowels of CNN or AP.

 

Maddening. 

Posted by: Jaws at July 31, 2012 07:00 AM (4I3Uo)

132

Hold on, there WERE no WMDs in Iraq. Bushitler lied us into war for oil.

 

This report is doubleplusungood and needs to be put in the memory hole at once.

Posted by: RM at July 31, 2012 07:01 AM (TRsME)

133 It'll suck for them when the shit is found to be plastered with Iraqi logos, labels, nomenclatures.

Posted by: @PurpAv at July 31, 2012 11:52 AM (apjdA)

 

And    a big red approval stamp that reads,       "I'm Saddam Hussein, and I approved    this warhead.    Death to America."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO Supporter at July 31, 2012 07:01 AM (4df7R)

134

Saddam had yellowcake!??!?!?

 

I didn't even know Betty Crocker defected!

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 31, 2012 07:04 AM (CGjum)

135 Wired Magazine's Danger Room already ran a long-assed post that they claim disproves any chance the Syrian WMDs were from Iraq. The article really didn't make much sense but the media is already running in full scale damage control mode. Posted by: Ed Anger Issues

That article is ALL HYPOTHETICAL.  "If Saddam did A,  why would he do B?"  What a fucking idiot.  I can write an article like that and make his readers believe Hitler didn't really invade Russia.  The writer acts like he has an inside track into the mind of Saddam.  Total.  Complete.  Bullshit.

Posted by: That fat kid who's farts smell like maple syrup at July 31, 2012 07:04 AM (Ky1+e)

136

The smartphone / moon lander comparison has always intrigued me.  The processing capability may be a comparison, but the thing that always ruins the  notion as a whole is the user interface.

 

You'd have a hell of a time trying to do, well, anything on your smartphone, if you had to do it through the Apollo's UI.

 

You'd have to bust out your own sliderule in order to  give the  data  back to your smartphone for the trajectory-dots in Angry Birds.

Posted by: reason at July 31, 2012 07:09 AM (CGjum)

137
I still think the story about the Department of Labor's ruling is a BFD.

Posted by: Ed Anger Issues at July 31, 2012 07:13 AM (7+pP9)

138 FLOTUS told us we could eat yellowcake. Do you think if we are really good, we can get our with frosting, like a pop tart?

Posted by: Penfold at July 31, 2012 07:15 AM (1PeEC)

139

Most of Iraq's chemical weapons were destroyed by military forces in 1991 during the first Gulf War or by U.N. inspectors after the fighting. The inspections halted just before the invasion.

 

Yeah, them UN inspectors had used their deadly vaporo-vision to destroy all but the last few thousand metric tons when the Chimperor invaded.  The rest was destroyed by the searing anger of the peace-loving peoples of the world.

 

This fairy tale was brought to you by the Mediacademocrallywood Party.

Posted by: sherlock at July 31, 2012 07:28 AM (f29LO)

140 MFM: This isn't news and the American public doesn't need to know about it! However Anne Romney's horse is a major story

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 31, 2012 07:35 AM (1Jaio)

141 Jaws, 11:43: "I will never NEVER understand why GWB stood silent and let his opponents define him as a liar over the WMD issue when he had the damn evidence." An NCO once asked me rhetorically, what's the one thing that would be more embarrassing to our government than making WMD a major cause for war, then going in and not finding any? I don't know for sure what he was getting at, but I would venture, Making WMD a major cause for war, then having them go astray during and because of our buildup for war. I am most curious how much of Bashar's stockpile was made in Syria. Haven't read the Wired article yet, but, That fat kid... characterizes it as follows: "If Saddam did A, why would he do B?" I love questions like that. Here's one: If Saddam ever wanted his fighter jets back, why would he have his pilots fly them into the territory of recent arch-enemy Iran and let them get buried in sand? (But he did....)

Posted by: JPS at July 31, 2012 07:40 AM (tn14L)

142 Those U.N. Seals are dangerous, too.  Far worse than the Killer Rabbit in the Holy Grail. So, you know, it's not like Saddam could have goteen past those Seals to access the weapons, because although he might not worry the consequences of using chemical weapons, he must have been mighty afraid of a harshly worded letter from the U.N. about violating those Seals.

Posted by: OCBill at July 31, 2012 07:42 AM (YJvVE)

143 Hm. I realize "not finding any [WMD]" is inaccurate. He meant, and I agree, not finding anything that would cause most people to say, Wow - good thing we acted when we did.

Posted by: JPS at July 31, 2012 07:42 AM (tn14L)

144 #136

Actually, the very existence of the modern UI emphasizes the immense power we have in our pockets compared to what was available to use on the ground or on-board in 1969.

Between memory usage and processing, the UI alone takes up far more resources than the machines we had in the early 80s, never mind Apollo era NASA.


Posted by: epobirs at July 31, 2012 08:12 AM (kcfmt)

145

#144

And yet somehow at my first job out of college at a Fortune 100 company some 30 years ago, we supported over 2000 simultaneous users running an actual business application on a computer with less power (theoretically) than one of today's smartphones.  But today's UI's are nicer, so there's that.

Posted by: OCBill at July 31, 2012 08:30 AM (YJvVE)

146 "We stopped the fighting [in 1991] on an agreement that Iraq would take steps to assure the world that it would not engage in further aggression and that it would destroy its weapons of mass destruction.  It has refused to take those steps.  That refusal constitutes a breach of the armistice which renders it void and justifies resumption of the armed conflict."

    Senator Harry Reid (Democrat, Nevada)
    Addressing the US Senate
    October 9, 2002
    Congressional Record, p. S10145

http://tinyurl.com/cmfmu75

Posted by: Hepcat at July 31, 2012 09:48 AM (frbyY)

147 From an interview with General George Sada, who served as the second-highest ranked general in the Iraqi Air Force.

More at links:

http://tinyurl.com/bwuydvr

http://tinyurl.com/bsb9hw5


Elder: What happened to the chemical and biological weapons?

Sada: The chemical and biological weapons were available in Iraq before liberating the country, but Saddam Hussein took the advantage of a natural disaster that happened in Syria when a dam was collapsed and many villages were flooded. So Saddam Hussein took that cover and declared to the world that he is going to use the civilian aircraft for an air bridge to help Syria with blankets, food and fuel oil, and other humanitarian things, but that was not true. The truth is he converted two regular passenger civilian aircraft, 747 Jumbo and 727 . . . all the weapons of mass destruction were put there by the special Republican Guards in a very secret way, and they were transported to Syria, to Damascus, by flying 56 flights to Damascus. . . . In addition . . . also a truck convoy on the ground to take whatever has to do with WMD to Syria.


Posted by: Hepcat at July 31, 2012 09:53 AM (frbyY)

148 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at July 31, 2012 03:16 PM (6o4Fb)

149 This is just one more problem that Chimpy McHalliburton left for our beloved President Obama to clean up. Fortunately our multiracial President is brilliant enough to cope brilliantly with these many problems he inherited, and still have time for his golf game and his lovely family.

Fortunately this problem is a small one. The article clearly says "residue", so there was no threat from it. Once again, Bush lied, people died, and the only winner was Halliburton. This makes me sad. I must have a glass of wine, and suggest to my brilliant Senator Sanders that this matter of Bush's evil be referred to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, VT at July 31, 2012 05:23 PM (y2s/z)

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