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1 day ago @ News From Antiwar.com - NATO: ISIS Recruiting ... · 0 replies · +2 points

If the obvious motive for a group to rebrand is funding... and it's established now (isn't it?) that US 'allies' are that funding... ...anyway, there are definitely gov't interests willing this.

There's the thought that surely people wouldn't want to take money from those sources, or at least to be more resistant to their influence... ...if that had been a valid train of thought, there's now the complication of years of 'decapitation' strikes, is there not?

Two ways, I suppose, that one could see the-'west'-and-and-it's-allies as a primary cause, here. Perhaps the aim had always been to develop a force and then to repudiate it, even 'condemn' it, as it acted?

2 days ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Testimony Confirms Tur... · 0 replies · +1 points

I do tend to presume NATO is. ...must of been the 'coincidentally' bit?

3 days ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Kills Nuclear-Free ... · 0 replies · +6 points

Sure would suck to single out who the legitimate concerns would actually tend to single out... So hey, why not tell the world that Iraq has 'wmd' again? That way, you won't have to focus on just who the focus would be on if reality trumped personal comfort...

Hmmm...

cynical [sin-i-kuh l] adjective
1. distrusting or disparaging the motives of others; like or characteristic of a cynic.
2. showing contempt for accepted standards of honesty or morality by one's actions, especially by actions that exploit the scruples of others.
[think I can rule out 3 & 4]
By (1), they'd mean there's an implication that Israel has motives, and hence interests.
By (2), the further implication that said interests are contrary to everyone else's is indeed contrary to long established 'accepted standards of honesty or morality,' since it is a long accepted standard to be dishonest and immoral on her behalf.

5 days ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Testimony Confirms Tur... · 6 replies · +8 points

Coincidentally, Turkey is NATO. You know, that very same tripwire hazard that's forever needed an excuse just to exist? Yup, one of it's members is implicated in aiding and abetting the new marquee coven to great success over Israel's long term opponents.

6 days ago @ News From Antiwar.com - 2016 Candidates Strugg... · 0 replies · +2 points

...wasn't just an error-in-hindsight. For one thing, it was premised on the notion that another gov't ought not to have toys as scary as yours ...that such things are contraband such that you oughta be burgled by well armed costumed folks ... especially if the toys poison or infect rather than just burn, puncture, pulverize, or dismember you as do 'our' more humane weapons. A further premise was that they ought to prove they have no such toys, and that there's something sovereign about 'our' suspicions that they do. ...almost like you were supposed to think like a SWAT team... Or almost like Israel wanted the Bush regime to relate to Iraq kinda like JFK had to Israel wrt it's nuclear weapons program... I believe they do like to reverse roles like that--e.g., people other than themselves using 'human shields,' committing 'genocide,' etc.

I don't know--are the prospects done with excuse-themes like better-safe-than-sorry / 20/20-hindsight yet?

1 week ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - There‚Äôs Still Time T... · 1 reply · +3 points

Kinda liked: '...may have made some Americans feel better...'
...yes, it was probably an emotional rather than empirical matter for it's enthusiasts...

2 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - New Disputes as Likud ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'd hate to jinx the 90.

3 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - NATO's 'Largest Ever' ... · 0 replies · +5 points

reassure ... "defeat Russian aggression" ...
I've yet to feel any assurance at all of NATO's capacity to restrain the Canadian horror.
(Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say 'Eh' at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. ... .)

3 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Israeli Troops Ordered... · 0 replies · +10 points

soldiers were told the civilians “knew they’re not supposed to be there”
That'd be a bizarre thing to say in this context... until you remember this is the Jews who are looking to make the goyim, Arabs in particular, 'feel unwelcome.' It's an expression of confidence that they're succeeding. Or, better, in the absolute 'righteousness' of their harassment given who's-doing-to-whom and for whose benefit.

3 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US 'Concerned' About G... · 0 replies · +4 points

Sure would be a shame if something were to happen to Hadi. What would they be fighting for then? Ah, these silly, easy solutions...