Category Archives: The War Against Terror

The real victims speak out

Sarah Palin & Glenn Beck have been exchanging emails about how mean nasty and scary things have become and how much they love peace and how they just want to buy the world a Coke.

How do I know? Glenn told everyone [via PoliticusUSA]:

“…I said Sarah as you know, peace is always the answer. I know you’re feeling the same heat, if not much more on this. I want you to know you have my support, but please look into protection for your family. An attempt on you could bring the republic down.”

Because when Person A places cross-hairs over the name of Person B, and Person B winds up in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, it is Person A who is in danger.

And I can’t think of a way to comment on the bring down the republic thing that doesn’t make me sound as fucked up as Geck.

Of course it gets worse:

If things go awry … The truth won’t matter anymore, if it actually starts. One side will kill, and the other side will have to pay back, and before you know it, everyone is killing and not quite sure why anymore.

Question also begged: We’ve got an assassination attempt that left 6 dead and 14 wounded. How much fucking more awry do things have to get to set off the Showdown at Big Sky (A.K.A. “It”)?  Apparently the definition of awry is different for fear-mongering fucks entertaining people who like to be frightened by made up shit, but who have not yet discovered horror movies.

Of course it gets weirder:

All of those in the media and in Washington all with fame, fortune, or any kind of power will be in danger, if God forbid the worst begins.

Second question begged: What is the Famous Rich Powerful person trying to say here?

Perhaps he expects his loyal fans to form a protective cordon around his house when God fails to forbid the beginning of the worst after IT goes awry.

Fat chance Glenn. Not only does your faithful flock expect you to kick in the Overton Window and save the day but this side doesn’t want to co-star in your little Revenge Kill Blood Death fantasy.

Nice attempt to revive that “Skree! Someone Killed a Negro So Negroes Will Kill Us! Better Kill Some Negroes!” vibe. Very retro. You disgusting little man.

Embrace Peace. Or Glenn will shoot you.(screencap via J.M.G.)

Third question begged: Seriously? No one thought to swap the picture of Glenn playing Peek-a-Bang with Glenn doing something else he likes? Having sex with a goat dyed red white and blue, perhaps.

I’d say screw these people, but they’re doing a fine job on their own.

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Congress passes thought crime bill, str8 people doomed

No really, it’s true!

You might think the The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act only does this (via the AssPress):

Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.

Wrong! According to mental giants such as Jim DeMint (R-Ustoopid?), Tony “Perky” Perkins and the rest of the men who stare at goats, this is the first step on the hot and sweaty road to tastefully dressed and quite attractive Thought Police kicking down your door and dragging you off for [ahem] “re-education” if you even look like you might be thinking gays and lesbians are less than 110% wonderful.

To which I can only respond: You wish.

(Well, I could respond: Fuck you with rusty handsaws sideways, you ugly minded hypocritical bastards. But this is a good day.)

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I’ve been trying to find the words

I wanted to write a really evocative piece about what it feels like in D.C. right now. The mood of the people (not the nut-shriveling cold), the anticipation in the air, the fact that people really are striding around with a cheery little gleam in their eye like they know a secret and they know you know the secret too and isn’t it wonderful? And then there’s this … uh … this …

Words fail me.

I mean, I could tell you about arriving at the other end of my commute this morning and seeing that even the train station at the ass end of nowhere has a full compliment of porta-johns, but I’d have to tell you why that made an impression on me and you’d probably wind up reaching for a great big net.

As I said, I can’t find the words. So you’ll have to listen to this:

Wait. You don’t get chills?

What’s a Republican doing in my blog?

Ed: I have no idea why the embed crapped out.

But you’re still a Republican if you don’t get chills.

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Will Work 4 Food, Part the 5th

Soon to be unemployed person: Michael “Hank Paulson” Chertoff

Current title: Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, aka Secretary of the Department of OMG I’m So Scared I Crapped My PANTS!!

Past Employment: “Secretary Chertoff was previously confirmed by the Senate in 2001 to serve as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. As Assistant Attorney General, he oversaw the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks [Conclusion: No one in BAdmin could have seen this coming – ed]. He also formed the Enron Task Force, which produced more than 20 convictions, including those of CEOs Jeffrey Skilling and Ken Lay [Conclusion: No one in BAdmin could have seen this coming – ed].”

May he long be remembered for: His Amazing Educated Gut.

Apparent areas of expertise: Hunger strikes.

Suggestions for new jobs: Body double for Hank Paulson, Chicken Little or Ann Coulter.

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Check the under optimistic rug

Remember when we invaded Afghanistan? Remember why we went into Afghanistan? Remember how President FuckNut got distracted from our goals in Afghanistan (stomp the Taliban and catch Osama still Hidin’)? Remember what happened next?

Well, guess what buttercup, that lie about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction continues to bite our military in the ass (via The Washington Post):

U.S. commanders in Afghanistan now believe they need about 20,000 additional troops to battle a growing Taliban insurgency, as demands mount for support forces such as helicopter units, intelligence teams and engineers that are critical to operating in the country’s harsh terrain.

Remember when Bush joked about not finding WMD with his oh-so-clever looking under the furniture pantomime? That sure was funny wasn’t it? Maybe he’ll do it again when someone asks where the Hell we’re supposed to get 20,000 soldiers who aren’t fucking exhausted and ready to scamper up and down mountains. That sure would be hyuck-hyuck oh stop I can’t breathe funny. Almost as funny as the fact that Osama bin Laden is still at large and the fascist bastards of the Taliban are regrouping. Maybe he’ll suggest posting a want ad in the papers. That would be a real fucking knee slapper.

“There is no question” that insurgents have used sanctuaries in Pakistan to grow more skilled in infantry tactics such as raids, ambushes, small-arms gunfights, and the use of mortars and rockets, as well as suicide bombings, [ Brig. Gen. Mark A. Milley, deputy commander of U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan] said in an interview.

Dude, they cut their teeth on the Russians. They aren’t getting more skilled, they’re taking refresher courses.

Meanwhile, the shortage of military resources is constraining the frequency and scope of U.S. offensive operations against insurgents. “You have to build a strategy that keeps you within the realm of your capabilities,” [Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, the top commander for day-to-day military operations in Afghanistan] said in an interview. Of the requested troop increase, Tucker said, “I’d like to get it tomorrow.”

Clearly he didn’t get the memo: If you base your strategy on reality, the terrorists will win.

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Five seconds of serious:

To all of the people trying to hold it together out there: This latte sipping Islahomo wishes you luck. Come home safe.

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Because they can’t get enough of The War Against Terror

Yeehaw! Bring it on! Operation Infinite Madness 4 Evar (via the AssPress):

U.S. military helicopters attacked territory inside Syria close to its border with Iraq Sunday, killing eight people in a strike the Syrian government condemned as “serious aggression.”

A U.S. military official said the raid by special forces targeted the foreign fighter network that travels through Syria into Iraq in an area where the Americans have been unable to shut it down because it was out of the military’s reach.

‘Scuse me. Islahomo dirtbag civilian here. I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout launchin’ no invasions, but couldn’t you just wait until they crossed into the bit where you already are and nab them? You know: “Welcome to Iraq, into the truck!” that would be funny, wouldn’t piss people off and wouldn’t lead to a great big smoking hole in the ground.

“We are taking matters into our own hands,” the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids.

Yeah, great. All right. Makes perfect sense. Say, I don’t suppose you confirmed the eight people you took into your own hands were actually bad guys.

Hello?

Hello?

A Syrian government statement carried by the official Syrian Arab News Agency said the helicopters attacked the Sukkariyeh Farm near the town of Abu Kamal, five miles inside the Syrian border. Four helicopters attacked a civilian building under construction shortly before sundown and fired on workers inside, the statement said.

Wait, wait. I know how this goes: “Those who go to work where potential terrorists might potentially wander past pondering potential attacks in Iraq should be aware they risk being blown to kingdom come.”

Assholes.

Check the upper-right corner for your RDA of unintentional truthiness.

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Generals on the ground…

get trampled underfoot (via The Washington Post):

This is the untold history of how the Bush administration wrestled with that question. Compiled from classified documents and interviews with more than 150 participants, it reveals that the administration’s efforts to develop a new Iraq strategy were crippled by dissension among the president’s advisers, delayed by political calculations and undermined by a widening and sometimes bitter rift in civilian-military relations.

No administration willingly puts its disagreements on display, but what happened in Washington during 2006 went beyond the usual give-and-take of government. The level of distrust became so severe that Bush eventually activated a back channel to [General George W. Casey Jr’s] replacement in Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus, circumventing the established chain of command. While the violence in Iraq skyrocketed to unnerving levels, a second front in the war raged at home, fought at the highest levels of the White House, the Pentagon, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the State Department.

Except in this war, people weren’t maimed and killed.

Stupid fuckers.

Part Two is up today and watching Bob Woodward show he’s still got his chops is a teeny glimmer of delight in all this shit.

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