Friday, September 12, 2014

Most Eyebrow-Raising Headline of the Week




Pakistan's 'killer mountain' fails to draw tourists after attack - AFP news agency

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Moderate" Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US
TSB- This genius anti-ISIS strategy could turn out to be the most unbelievable headline of the year!

And that Africa stuff is a close 2nd.
gwb

TSB said...

"Moderate Syrian rebels" = rebels who are out of ammo?

James said...

"Moderate Syrian rebels" = rebels who are out of ammo?
I'm going to steal that and use it shamelessly.

Anonymous said...

TSB: My CIA contacts say the most time consuming part of planning for this operation was naming it. The VP's office wanted 'Shotgun'. NSC wanted 'Long-Driver'. They finally settled on
'Operation Snickers' suggested by the President's daughters in consultation with Lindsey Graham. (State suggested 'Long-Face' but reportedly someone was fired over that one.) gwb

TSB said...

GWB: Operation Infinite Sand Trap has a nice sound.

Anonymous said...

James: You are a shameless rascal! Infinite Sand Trap wins the day! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Re: Raymond Maxwell Thanks for the great Tweet! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Too bad Ray Rice's story will never make the MSM. I'm going to get some popcorn and Coke today to get ready for the hearing.. which I can't even find scheduled on C-Span. We may have to disappear another airliner to deflect attention? gwb

TSB said...

GWB: On behalf of Mr. Maxwell, you are very welcome! However, I have to caution against unrealistic expectations for anything coming out of the Benghazi Special Committee; he's already talked to members of Congress, so there was no big revelation today.

It might be bad news for Hillary, though.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Oops!I keep getting Ray Rice mixed up with Ray Maxwell but the subject matter is the same: Making sure the facts don't get in the way of the marketing.

Why can't we get some of the other officials involved to take 'Da Fif'? And find out who kept those security guys from going to the rescue? Also I want a report on how many weapons went to Turkey from Libya. Let's get that mythical moderate Isamist under oath! Also, did you notice Turkey has been buying that ISIS oil? gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: WWII trivia question. In the last 10 months before surrender more Germans died than in the whole rest of the war.

Polling done at the time by the Nazi's showed that 48% of German citizens thought the reason for the relentless Allied bombing was what?

Answer: Payback for how badly the Germans had treated the jews. This shows that most Germans knew all about the holocaust. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: The Pope has just announced that WWIII is underway; Ebola is totally out of control and now Obama is threatening to destroy the Syrian military!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/why-worry-two-scariest-charts-world

But most worrying of all, Hillary has taken up YOGA! I just hope she didn't sign up James as an advisor. gwb

TSB said...

GWB: I've been thinking about taking up yoga myself, so I'll have to watch for Hillary's before-and-after photos. If it works for that Baby Boomer, why not for me?

Anonymous said...

TSB: Yeah For The Peace Train!!

Saudi beheadings 23 in past 2 weeks (4 in 1 family for drugs) New Saudi law
labels atheists as terrorists.

Hopefully we can update our own laws to reflect the values we share with our friends and allies in the region. gwb

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-15/record-beheadings-and-mass-arrest-christians-%E2%80%93-isis-or-saudi-arabia

James said...

I wish Nirvana for Hillary.
Nirvana; noun; Explosion into nothingness. A sudden projection into non existence.

Anonymous said...

TSB: That is a great story about how to get posted to Mogadishu while dealing with the FBO imperialists in the 80's.

The Dem Benghazi 'presser' was fantastic! Evidently, after combing zillions of previously scrubbed documents the committee found nobody to blame for Benghazi. Just another phony scandal cooked up by the Republicans. I did notice they never mentioned the CIA. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: James' band had it right in 1969. The war party is back in session and the stampede is on! gwb

THE JAMES GANG - stop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw_vKWcEtcs

Anonymous said...

TSB: Is this the 1st US war declared thru an amendment to a continuing budget resolution? (General Dempsey gives me the impression he thinks he is running the country.) gwb

TSB said...

GWB: We never declare war anymore, not since it was outlawed by international law (see Kellogg–Briand Pact, 1928). So an amendment might be the best we can do.

IDK what Gen. Dempsey thinks, but I get an uneasy feeling whenever he testifies on the Hill.

Anonymous said...

Thanks TSB for the update on tomorrows big hearing. I'm watching the AFLAC duck for signs of progress before considering yoga. He quacks me up! gwb

PS: My neighborhood watch would like to know how to spot these ISIS guys. All we see at night is meth heads and little gwb has gone back to chasing underage felines. We need some guidelines here!

TSB said...

GWB: Be on the lookout for guys - and some women - waving black flags with Arabic writing, wearing black ski masks, and carrying flex cuffs and large knives. Also rifles, which, interestingly, they carry in Patrol High Ready position, as if they were trained by somebody who was trained by somebody who was trained by the U.S. Army.

Anonymous said...

Thanks TSB! I'll pass the word along.

Meanwhile, in Jolly Old England the Scottish Separatists are getting rowdy!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2758136/Bow-imperial-master-Miliband-Labour-leader-hounded-Edinburgh-shopping-centre-Yes-protesters-pleads-civilised-debate.html

Anonymous said...

TSB: Robert Fisk has been keeping an eye on 'Obama's ISIS Crisis'. This is pretty funny! gwb

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/islamic-state-assad-lures-obama-into-his-web-9736594.html?origin=internalSearch

Anonymous said...

James! Looks like we will have to make up our own rumors for awhile. I think they were probably shut down by Mossad.
gwb

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James said...

TSSB: Yeah, I've noticed the PHR position of the ISIS guys and a few other tell tales they are doing. It might be a case of monkey see monkey do.

GWB: I saw the DEBKA notice, about 5 days ago. Awful long time for maintenance. Have been sniffing around for other clues. At the least 10/5/14 will be interesting.

Anonymous said...

TSB: El-Sisi and Major Hasan could have teamed up to write that thesis in 2006.

It would be fun to know his candid thoughts at the time about Bush, Cheney and the US public. My guess: Born again Phony; Arrogant Fascist; and "It's a shame to waste money educating sheep." gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Big story of the day turns out to be 'Kerry addressing confused and concerned senators on the hill' James!
This is a Kerry Classic!

Of course, if they were serious they would call in the CIA director to opine
on how training the moderates has been going the past 6 months. (and if he's still travelling incognito?)

Anonymous said...

TSB: Best Kerry quote in awhile:

"I umh, umh, I hate to do this but I can neither confirm or deny those published reports. I'm sorry."

Regarding CIA training of FSA fighters over the past 2 years. (Probably cause those dogs ended up either walking on leashes or joining ISIS)

Anonymous said...

TSB: Robert Ford was good. He was instrumental and courageous in getting this started..sort of reminds one of Bush I encouraging the Shiites and then abandoning them to Saddam. Also, Menendez implied today that the CIA has been giving them ZILCH behind closed doors. Senate Oversight= donate to the blind gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: I started Fisk's 'Pity The Country' this afternoon.. about the whole history of Lebanon. While reading
outside I took some incoming semi-automatic fire from next door. One shot bounced off the roof and hit me on the head.

Turns out it's the kid's 7th birthday. He's a Christian radical, so potentially on our side. I went over and offered to buy him some ammo if he would agree to shoot toward the neighbors on the other side. BINGO! I negotiate with terrorists!! gwb

TSB said...

GWB: You can negotiate. The national policy is only against *making concessions* to terrorists.

TSB said...

James: The DEBKA guys will be right back, I'm sure. Those two are probably getting their basement renovated, and all the wi-fi gear had to be cleared out temporarily.

Anonymous said...

That's a good one James! Today the Honeymooners were starring at the Senate Hearing on ISIS. gwb

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/09/17/Corker-Slams-Obama-Kerry-for-Exercising-The-Worst-Judgment-Possible-on-ISIS

msm didn't show this

Anonymous said...

TSB: I'm sympathetic to young radicals everywhere. At least this kid didn't get kicked out of his first grade like I did. That shows promise! gwb