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SaketownFeb. 18, 2015 - 06:37AM JST
Hezbollah is fighting ISIS?
OMG! Hell really has frozen over...
Or has all this morphed into Good Muslims vs. Bad Muslims?
Feudalism vs. Extremism?
And where do the Jews in Jerusalem fit into this equation?
Since Iran has been fighting ISIS along with the Iraqi Shiite's will Israel forgive Iran, Hezbollah, and form a Bond with Palestine?
The time is now to think really hard for the Leaders in The Middle East.
ISIS believes they are fighting a Cosmic War based upon the apocalyptic chapter in The Quran and they are determined to bring "The Crusaders" to Dabiq in Syria for all out conflict. Very Bizarre, but that is what they are reaching for and that is why President Obama is hesitant to send in a Full Blown Invasion Force - The fear of another suicidal War like we faced against The Japanese and the Kamikaze or the determined Communization of Vietnam by The NVA & Viet Cong.
It's not a joke with these guys and if we go in, there's not much chance for success if we can't determine who is a Good Jihadist from the Bad Jihadist or who's the lesser of 2 evils...?!?
Good Lord, the GOP in Congress are crazy if they think they can try this again. I watched the entire War in Iraq unfold and many people called me a crazy liberal for being in decent of Bush's decision to invade Iraq but descent was Benjamin Franklin's position during the signing of The Constitution because The Bill of Rights was abstained at the time. Subsequently, he signed The Constituion but not without griping about it first. I was the same way towards "W" when he was determine to "Take down Saddam Hussain", and what happened? Just as Saddam warned, "...You'll Be Opening The Gates Of Hell..."
And the GOP think they're gonna gallop right back into Iraq with Jeb in the Oval Office for a sequel?
Posted in: Hezbollah says it is fighting IS in Iraq
SaketownFeb. 14, 2015 - 01:58AM JST
The Democrats in Washington have had an interesting history of controlling Military Operations during War - right from The Oval Office.
The Generals and Admirals hate it, but it has proven successful at times.
Take for example "The Battle for Khe Sanh" during The Vietnam War; President Johnson set up a Situation Room in The Oval Office. He had current and up to date battle maps and he was controlling all of the Air Strikes right from The Oval Office. The battle between The U.S. Marines & The Vuet Cong raged for weeks and eth the help from the Air Strikes, it eventually was a success for The United States and along with The Marines, President Johnson was credited for winning that battle.
If The White House plans to repeat what is known to some as "The Johnson Strategy", then The White House should think about Liberating Raqqa, Syria and Mosul, Iraq from ISIS.
It would require intensive Air Strikes, Attack Helicopters, U.S. Special Forces, and 3 Battlions of U.S. Marines to go in a Liberate these towns from ISIS.
Liberation is the only way to draw a clear battlefront in this campaign.
Posted in: Battle lines emerge in U.S. Congress over Obama's Islamic State war plan
SaketownFeb. 10, 2015 - 07:28AM JST
The Grammy's need to file an indefinite Restraining Order on Kanye West and charge him with Tresspassing next time he comes within 100 Feet near The Grammy's.
They can't afford to have that Moron interrupt the show next year.
Besides Beyoncé Knowles (even though she was awarded a Grammy) is not entitled to a Grammy just because she releases a Single or an Album.
Beck is a highly respected artist and his album was very good and he along with Sam Smith both deserved their Awards.
Posted in: Kanye West slams Beck's Grammy win
SaketownFeb. 06, 2015 - 12:08AM JST
Lieutenant Kaseasbeh will be in our hearts forever.
Our thoughts and prayers to his Family and especially his Dad who went out there before this horrific news reminding ISIS that Kaseabeh was a fellow Muslim Brother like themselves, yet he was doing his duty as a pilot and following orders from his superiors - he pleaded to them to show amnesty to Kaseabeh, yet we learned later that ISIS had already committed this horrific act and they never came back later to apologize nor show any remorse comsidering he was fellow Muslim.
At this point I don't even believe that ISIS are even Muslims themselves..
Allah nor Muhammad could never look into the eyes of mankind and condone this - They would decry this as a Sin.
A Sin against Islam and a Sin against all Humanity itself.
ISIS is not Islam and this Califate Al-Bagdadi is a False Prophet to God.
He is Satan himself in my eyes, and he has brainwashed the minds of lesser educated people to believe and follow him into his Culture of Murder and Doom!
I can only pray that they see the light and turn away from that Demon.
I am happy that Jordan and the rest of the Islamic Community are helping us (The United States) to Annihalte - as Kassebeh's Dad put it - Islamic State and restore the good name of Islam.
Posted in: Jordanian king vows relentless war on Islamic State
SaketownFeb. 04, 2015 - 08:12AM JST
This pilot died with such Valor and Courage.
I saw the images and I saw defiance in his face looking out at those MURDERING THUGS!!!!
My thoughts and prayers to the Father, Mother, and Family of this pilot - Your Son was a Hero - A True Hero!
May God bless his soul.
Posted in: Purported IS video shows Jordan pilot being burned to death
SaketownFeb. 03, 2015 - 02:41AM JST
I've been a strong proponent for Japan's Military Expansion for about as long as I have been posting on this site.
Japan should without hesitation move on legislation in order to protect the lives of their citizens ANYWHERE they are threatened.
These twisted and diseased maniacs who call themselves ISIS have taken a Respectable Religion and perverted it into Culture of Murder and now they have declared "Open Season" on all or any Japanese they may come in contact with or abduct.
China and South Korea are probably against this move, but hey - anytime China & South Korea want to join the rest of the world in fighting Global Terrorism then jump right on in and join the fight. However, they seem to keep within their boarders and point outwards at the Japanese over World War 2 when they should be helping us fight World War 3!!
Japan needs to move on protecting their citizens from Terrorism, Communism, or any other "ism" that threatens the safety and security of the Japanse People.
And we, The United States of America; will stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends - The Japanese People and offer any support they may need.
Posted in: Working with global community only way to fight terrorism: Abe
SaketownFeb. 03, 2015 - 02:25AM JST
My condolences to the Wife and Family of Kenji Goto.
Kenji was a very special person in this world and his love for helping others will remain in our hearts for a very very long time.
Posted in: Goto's wife says she is proud of her husband
SaketownFeb. 02, 2015 - 11:01AM JST
We are ALL utterly unerved and completely stifled at the savage & horrendous murder of Kenji Goto.
This murderer "Jihadi John" and his Cult of Killers will very soon meet their maker - rest assure of that - is comming very soon.
As soon as we know the status of that pilot we are going to do something (The U.S. and our Allies) that we have done yet in this War and that will be seen very soon - Stay Tuned we are going to turn the tables on this Killer, his Boss, and their army of blood thirsty rejects!
Thoughts and Prayers to Junko Ishido and her Family - You are all in our hearts and we The International Community feel your sorrow. Also thoughts and prayers to Haruna Yukawa's family who also had to endure the same suffering and pain. Your Sons were good Men to the world.
Nobody should ever take s Respected Religion and pervert it into a Cult of Murder!!
But that is what ISIS has done and they stand alone in the Islamic World. Allah has no room in heaven those who murder the innocent just because of their nationality and turning a blind eye to their plea without the chance for amnesty.
God willing - they will pay with their rotten lives for their Sins!
Posted in: Goto's mother expresses sorrow over his murder
SaketownJan. 30, 2015 - 07:58AM JST
Assure this, if Goto & The Pilot dies - Rishawi hangs.
One innocent Man is already dead and his family in dispair.
How far does ISIS want to go with this ordeal?
They'd better think this through very carefully if they intend to see to the end of their Caliphate.
ISIS nor any hostile entity who wage terror and genocide should never underestimate the vaste financial and intelligence gathering resources of The United States and their Allies have throughout The Middle East.
Because there will be a day of reckoning for those who do.
Posted in: Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade
SaketownJan. 29, 2015 - 06:57AM JST
Well, if this deal goes down, it will probably have to go down like this:
The Jordianian Govt will want to ensure the Pilot is safe before handing over Al-Rishswi, so ISIS will have to let him go first.
After the pilot is let go from ISIS and he is safe, The Jordanians will need to let out Al-Rishawi and ensure she makes it over to ISIS safe because they will still have Goto.
After Al-Rishawi is safe, ISIS will then need to let go Goto and ensure he makes it somewhere safe - like the nearest International Airport or the nearest safe town to Westerners (wouldn't want him tossed out of a car just anywhere).
Hopefully, it will go down that way.
Posted in: Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot but no mention of Goto
SaketownJan. 28, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
Japan is frighten by China and they should be.
China is a Nuclear Armed Massive Military Giant that sits on a massive land mass bordering what? 4 Seas?
Japan is a small, peacful, Non-Nuclear Armed Nation and has a much smaller self defense force compared to this Fierce Nuclear Armed Communist Nation that fears Japan might someday might visit a little Shrine?
Wow, I had no idea that a Fierce Nuclear Armed Giant like China has so much fear in a little War Shrine that is not even located anywhere within 1,000 miles from their respective boarders (not including ADIZ's).
Gosh this little shrine must house a Massive Spirit in it that totally freaks out the Chinese to the point they must Massively Armed themselves and persistently try to aquire harass, intimidate, and threaten the Japanese AND they must have a set of ROCKS in the South China Sea that somehow have exotic Tuna?
I hear in China that there is s Massive Portrait of a man in the front of an exotic city known as "The Forbidden City".
I read that this Man (who is portrait on the front wall of this Forbidden City) wiped out 40 Million of his own democratic Chinese people in order to establish a Communist Party in China and then test detonated Nuclear Weapons in order to bring his newly founded Communist Nation to Full Power and Glory and then he immortalized himself on their Forbidden City's wall just to remind all the subjects who pass by and wonder "Why can't we vote?" "What is Liberty?" "Does my opinion really matter?"
Well, I am certainly happy that Japan's Good Friends - The United States is well positioned in Japan and with Brand New Radar's and a well devised "Nuclear Dome" over Japan just to make sure "Our Friends" remain safe from this Paranoid Fierce Nuclear Giant!
Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan'
SaketownJan. 28, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
Well one thing is for certain, if Goto & Kaseasbeh are killed then al-Rishawi will certainly hang and ISIS doesn't get their "Tokyo Rose" (no offense to the real Tokyo Rose).
The ISIS Leaders have the worlds attention.
They should do the right thing and think this situation through very carefully.
Like try being sensible for a change?
Posted in: Abe calls 24-hour hostage deadline despicable
SaketownJan. 28, 2015 - 04:46AM JST
These demands are obsurd and geared to just prolong the inevitable and to increase ISIS's Bloody Propaganda Campaign they're selling as a Caliphate.
I can assure you all of this: If Goto and or this Pilot dies, Rashawi will defiantly hang. And lucky for her that she will just hang and not suffer a blade around her neck.
Oh BTW: U.S. &,British Intelligence are moving in on Rambo Ninja. They will take this sick and twisted puke off of this planet the same way we took out his mentor Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi.
They underestimate the vaste resources The United States and our allies have in The Middle East and we will take them out.
It's not a matter of "If" but a short matter of "When"...
Posted in: Japan envoy in Jordan hopeful about release of hostage, pilot
SaketownJan. 22, 2015 - 01:15AM JST
Yes it's amazing that Japan must scramble "their fighter jets" in an all out effort to protect their property when WE - The United States are supposed to be protecting by abiding by the Peace Treaty that we forced Japan to sign that WE - The United States would honor to "Protect Japan's Property" and boarders.
So why aren't WE The United States scrambling OUR fighter jets in order to protect Japan and abide by the same security treaty that we forced Japan to sign in good faith that The Japnese have honorably upheld since the end of World War 2 ?
Japan is a Non-Nuclear Weaponed Nation consistently being harassed, tormented, and threatened by Nuclear Armed Giants like Communist China and Pro-Communist Russia who claim rights to property that does not belong to them nor within their respective boarders.
Again, why aren't we sending our jets aloft? That's my concern.
Posted in: Japan says jets scrambling at record pace to counter Chinese, Russian intrusions
SaketownJan. 21, 2015 - 07:43AM JST
PM Abe should not get involved in Middle Eastern Affairs.
The complexity of the Middle East goes far beyond what the Japanese are capable of dealing with unless Japan plans to send Military Hardware and Advisors to Iraq along side the U.S.
And I hope the Washingron did not pressure PM Abe to get involved in Mid-East affairs.
Besides, Japan has enough to deal with China, South Korea, and Russia trying to steal their property away from them at every corner possible.
Serious lessons learned and unfortunately at the cost of human life - it just ain't worth it - not even for the U.S. to be this heavily engaged.
I just imagine what kind of world we would be living today without the need for oil.
Posted in: Abe cuts short Middle East trip to deal with hostage crisis
SaketownJan. 07, 2015 - 03:02AM JST
Apple was so smart to wait on releasing the Apple Watch until after CES 2015.
Let everyone see what "follows" Apple and then wait for Apple to show the world the way.
Yes, I agree, Samsumg is a Leech to Sony and Apple and it's pathetic to look at Samsung's products without having to stop and think, "Ok, what did they copy this time?"
CES is a nice little show for all the Secondary Manufactures that are struggling and racing to play catch up with Apple, but just wait, the moment is upon us - Apple Watch, iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, and there's One More Thing, but ill keep it under wraps for now.
Posted in: At the gadget show: Curved phones, smarter homes, fuel cells
SaketownJan. 06, 2015 - 07:55AM JST
My Japanese Wife introduced the Southern All Stars to me a while back and I really like this band.
"I Feel the Echo" & "Ellie My Love" is one of my favorites, and I am happy to see Keisuke overcame his battle with cancer and he got back in the studio for a fresh new album.
I just wish iTunes in America would have the Southern All Stars, I'd certainly download a few of their albums.
Maybe we can get a tour in the U.S.A.? L.A. and New York?
Ya never know.
Posted in: Southern All Stars to release first new album in 10 years in March
SaketownJan. 06, 2015 - 05:01AM JST
My iPhone 6 (64GB) works like a charm and since I've owned it from October to present, I have packed in 180 photos, 4 Time laps Videos, 6 Panorama's and 4 Slow Motions of my cats and only used up 4GB's. I also photo streamed all of my pics from my MacBook Pro and used 39MB of photo streaming with my iCloud account.
And besides if these 2 bozos are so concerned about running up their 16GB of dreamed up available storage that they are forced to iCloud - then what's the issue with that?
They can afford to spend $5,000 in attorney fees for the class action suit, but they cannot afford .99 Cents a month for 20GB's of Cloud storage that EXCEEDS their 16GB!!!
"Who's more foolish? The fool? Or the fool that follows him?" - Obi-wan Kenobi
Posted in: Apple sued for promising more available storage space than it actually delivers
SaketownJan. 06, 2015 - 04:47AM JST
What the Japanese should do when exporting Food and goods that over 4 Million plus Chinese import every quarter from Japan, is for Japan to re-label their products from "Made in Japan" to "Made in E.O.J." - Empire of Japan.
That should sit well with the Chinese and Koreans that continue to drag World War 2 around like it just happened 7 years ago.
BTW, when has ever a Communist Country ever administered itself as a "Republic"?
The Roman Empire was more democratic than Communist China.
Posted in: Confused Japanese consumers want an answer: Where is P.R.C.?
SaketownJan. 03, 2015 - 11:04AM JST
OMG - How STUPID can these 2 Bozos from Florida be?
Number 1 - Apple never advertises "available storage" (as previously mentioned by reader John Becker) but they do advertise the "Storage Size". Not to be confused or dreamed up in someone's head that they will have a full 16GB of storage to put their silly pictures on (try purchasing a digital camera) - This is a "Smartphone" in particular an iPhone (intelligent phone).
Number 2 - The storage in ALL smartphone technology is Solid State i.e. SD drives and not spinning RPM Hard Drives that can, when commanded; defragment the disk in order to build the boot sectors and open up unused sectors for more storage and performance. Solid State does not work that way. Solid State must be partitioned in order to use a percentage (in Apple's Case) hidden Security Protections e.g. AV Protection - Ever wonder why Apple iPhones never get Bloat Ware? Plus SD stores all of your key strokes, searches, APP Data, 4G & LTE Configurations etc. This is known as "Other" when viewing your storage in either iTunes or "About This Mac" if you are using a new MacBook Pro with SD Drive. Theres's a lot going on behind the sccences that the common smartphone user is unaware of, and not to be intrusive, but to protect your privacy - all requires a certain percentage of storage on SD that is built into Apple's iPhones.
Number 3 & Finally, There are people out there who just want their 15 minutes of fame. It's obvious that these 2 Clowns are simply looking for notariery and to be ones who took on "The Big Apple" (or at least attempted too). What will become a reality is when the judge dismisses the suit due to the plaintiff's information was not properly researched nor properly understood and the plaintiff's being uneducated in the criteria for which they are suing. In other words, go to College and get a degree in Computer Science or Telecommunication Science and understand the engineering of the technology before throwing around a silly and frivolous lawsuit at a company who's technology you know nothing about.
And I womder if these 2 guys are on, or going to be on, the payroll of one of Apple's competitors? Just curious.
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:18AM JST
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Please tell me, why can't a 19-year-old female go to a concert of a group…
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Ganbarre, Kei-san !
Posted in: Top-seeded Kei Nishikori reaches Mexico Open semifinals
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:03AM JST
Exit stage left.
Posted in: Glam rock star Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for child abuse
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:01AM JST
Anyone who would show a murder, even a blurred out one to school students is a…
Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary