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    bass4funk

    It would be absolutely incredible if you actually believed half the stuff you write. Thankfully, it's clear you don't.

    I believe that you liberals live in a world of make believe. That's what I believe and to get back on track, I'm usually with Israel on most issues, but this one is a bit too abrasive and it's just going to re-ignite the conflict.

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    bass4funk

    Americans are in total denial about the catastrophy that was the Bush administration. This is what continues to haunt Obama administration. It's probably too late to save the world anyway.

    Then once Obama is out of office we will ALL be in for a world of doom and gloom from the 8 years of US and also to a large extent, the world. This IS to become the countries nightmare, buckle up!

    @stranger

    Obama could have been a green alien and still been voted in, people were so sick of the republicans after the Bush years, pretty much any democrat could have beaten them. It had nothing to do with the color of his skin.

    That is absolutely correct. Cannot argue with you on that point. But at the same time many Americans don't understand politics in detail and when I watch Jessie Watters on Fox ask people questions or interview people randomly, you can really see how disconnect many people are from life and politics and many people NOT only Americans vote emotionally and not on the issues. That people voted for Obama the first time based on emotion after especially the last two years of the Bush admin. I understand, but the second time???? You get out what you put in and the only thing we got from Obmama is more debt, the world is less safer than before, radical Islamism is off the charts, Putin is just stark raving looney, the border is open for anything to come through, our debt is getting worse, people knew and were exposed to this precursor and yet, they still voted for him and like Romney said, he turned out worse than predicted and now we have to live with the decision the people made for another 871 more days.

    Neither does the quality of his leadership.

    That would be a gross over statement to put it very mildly.

    And other than that, he's been the best president in the past 50 years.

    We're in September, April 1st already passed us.

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    bass4funk

    The fact that you'd completely agree with an absolutely satirical post shows just how ridiculous the 'pubs have become. They are a farce, a parody of themselves.

    No, I meant he was virtually right, behind that satirical post is the truth embedded. Which is a good thing.

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    @sushi

    You're pretty much right on all points. :-)

    Posted in: U.S. urges Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

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    bass4funk

    When I'm driving and someone let's me into their driving lane, I'm constantly bowing or I let people in my lane and bow.

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    bass4funk

    That would be a very wise decision.

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    @stranger

    Again, the idea that the US has any business whatsoever in the region is ridiculous.

    Sorry, but it's just ludicrous. You think there is any other country that can deal with ISIS? You think they will just give up and go away? The answer to both questions is NO, they will not and the only way to do it is to kill and dismantle the inner senior infrastructure, that's it, any other nonsense talk, we shouldn't be there is irrelevant, when you know someone is going to hurt you or your family, you take desisive action. We have every right to neutralize a threat towards us.

    Unilaterally entering the middle-east again will simply create more terrorists - which should be the exact opposite of what is desired.

    I heard that stupid argument a lot on msnbc and PBS from the hippie wait until your head is on a spike crowd, if we have another 9/11, before we do anything, we should wait. Again, more insane leftist surrender talk. Look what happened under Carter, look under Obama. When you have your top senior military advising you, these are people that work in the Pentagon, have access to all the secret and military details on how to execute and utilize war and how to deal with an enemy and this Constitutional community organizer lawyer knows more than his generals???

    And if the US enters unilaterally, and ends up as a victim of terrorist attacks as a result, I think you'll find the world will not be as sympathetic.

    If they want to bomb us, which they already said, they would, you think leaving them alone will have these people backing off? Never going to happen. And again, if the world doesn't come to our aid, which they didn't last time around, we will still raise up again, as we have always done.

    as they were after 9-11. 9-11 was perpetrated by Al Qaeda, to whom the US had not done anything particularly untoward

    They bombed us for more or less what we stood for as a nation. The US and Israel are and will always be on the top of their list, Israel from the beginning of its creation and the US since the late 1970's, so this is nothing new for us, we just need to be vigilant and alert at all times.

    But if they attack ISIS, and get attacked as a result, well that's what happens when you take up war against another group, in an area where you have no business being. This isn't to say that the US would be deserving of an attack (no one is), but you lie in the bed you make - aka he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.

    ISIS has Allah, we have the best sophisticated, advanced and modern, up to date military equipment then a lot of these fighters will die by a computer guided Missile. I put my faith in our technology against their Allah any day of the week.

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    bass4funk

    Is this a trick question. It should be obvious, right?

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    @plastic

    Still waiting for your specific policy proposal (besides sounding and looking more like Reagan). You mean all out ground offensive against IS?

    Exactly, I am in many ways Reaganisctic, if you want to call it that. Hawkish perhaps. I believe with a terrorist, islamic group such as ISIS, you have to first acknowledge the problem and NOT sugarcoat it. Cameron called ISIS for what it really is, an ISLAMIST terrorist group, which the White House for some odd reason will NOT do. I would have more respect for Obama if he would make the argument and say, it's not worth going back in, because bombing them would have only contain them in a limited fashion for a short time, which after, they would regroup and just kill each other all over again, so why should we get involved. If he takes that position, fine, you can make an argument and I'm sure he would have some support, but don't make decisions or use drones of send in troops (special forces) when you don't agree with the mission. That is what kills me about this guy! He should be direct and speak up, that's why I say, he is dithering. I don't like the pandering, which he does to the media (mostly) and internationally (confusion) and with his base (all over the place) as I once said, I would ask my top Generals current and from the previous admin (more so) as to what would be THE MOST viable and long lasting option for dealing with and killing the senior top ISIS command structure. I would aggressively do a preemptive strike on high value targets, impose the toughest financial sanctions and sanctions ANY country that we deal with and punish them as well if they are caught dealing with ISIS, including Qatar. I would initiate another surge. I would bite the bullet and partner with Assad, if that's what it takes to get the job done. At this point, you need to put pride aside and dismantle the head of ISIS, I would keep a residual force for the foreseeable future in the region if that is what it takes to insure stability and calm. Either way, if I were president, I would do everything to neutralize this threat as best as I could, regardless of what the world or UN thinks. If we don't do anything as the most powerful nation to stop the Jihadists, NO one else will, nor do they have the capabilities.

    Posted in: Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

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    bass4funk

    Not sure if I will ever understand the fanatic gun hobby of conservative Americans. It's a primitive tool which only purpose is to kill or harm. A very questionable hobby indeed.

    To you perhaps. I grew up around guns and I love them. Having said that, the gun issue is not only regulated and used exclusilvy by conservatives. There are many liberals that carry and use guns. I'm from California and it doesn't get more liberal and out of control than my home state, heavily liberal and heavily armed. I don't know the current stats, but many Californians posses and are licensed gun owners. That's another reason why liberals like Reid (who is a gun owner) cannot pass strict or more gun legislation, it's because there are too many liberals that own and use guns.

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    bass4funk

    Wow, so Obama has delusions of kingly grandeur while at the same time bows down to other kings on a daily basis.

    Perhaps it's the inner Muslim inside trying to get out, who knows.

    You've convinced me of your firm grip on reality.

    Thank you.

    So Obama is launching air strikes against ISIS because it is a figment of his imagination and he wants to leave them alone and blame Reagan instead. Correct me if I'm getting your narrative wrong.

    All jokes aside. Obama is doing this NOT be ause he feels empathy or compassion towards the suffering people and hatred towards ISIS, he's doing it out of pressure begrudgingly. He still didn't come up with any strategy as to how to deal with ISIS, he was advised by different military leaders for a few years now about this growing threat and what did he do? Besides playing golf, nothing. The optics of Obama playing golf is not doing him any good either in the eye of the public and with his fellow Democrats. The only thing these air strikes will achieve is that it will contain the infrastructure for a limited time, but unless you take out the senior leadership, it basically means nothing to hit these guys and with the rate that so many foreigners are flocking to join, this problem will not go anywhere anytime soon. And still the anointed one dithers.

    @honsest

    Shoulda cut that oil/cash/leech line a long time ago... And I do find it funny that SA is "worried" the extremists will come back to bite them in the butt. Considering that SA is considered the birthplace of Islam the Islamists just might feel SA isn't "muslim" enough by their standards and take out the monarchy.

    If Obama doesn't do anything to protect another ally and leave them in the dust the same way he did Israel and Egypt, he's actions will have lasting repercussions and Obama wouldn't be that stupid to NOT give support to the Saudis.....wait a second....of course, he would be.

    Posted in: Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, U.S.

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    @plastic

    Does your judgment then extend to GW Bush, who famously held hands with, kissed, and bowed to the same Saudi king? Did that chap your sensitive areas?

    It sure did, but Bush didn't have the reputation of making it a daily habit unlike his majesty

    I think your imagination is far more active than the left's

    Think you meant, reality and yes on that point, it most definitely as a realist.

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    bass4funk

    One wonders why the US President bows to this "King" and refers to him as Your Majesty.

    He's an idiot, that's why. No US President should bow before anyone, the more I see it, the more it just chaps my... Anyway, 872 more days until this joker is gone.

    @mark

    But the left think ISIS is just a figment of the imagination. Awww, just leave them alone and they will like us and become friends with us and Europe and they will stop cutting off peoples heads. It's our fault that ISIS is out of control, it was Bush's fault and Reagan's fault and Nixon's fault that ISIS has gone on a beheading campaign, it's not Obama's fault, he IS the Sainted sacred anointed one. Obama is a blameless soul for anything. He is just a victim of circumstance.

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    bass4funk

    Speaking of which I'm going shooting in Hawaii in two weeks. Looking forward to firing some serious fire power. I've grown up around guns in Australia and know how to handle them safely. In order to train a new person to guns...give them a air gun first while they get the hang of it, not an automatic uzi. That was probably the stupidest news I heard....

    I think so. I saw the video, very difficult to watch, but the instructor as to what was going on in his mind to allow that girl to shoot an Uzi and on a full 30 round clip on full auto was insane. There was NO WAY having to hold it the first time she could properly keep it straight. No matter how many times she shoots, with each shot, the gun is going to veer upward, I don't care if you are the Rock. Also, the instructor was standing next to her???? Wrong! He should've stood behind her. He had to pay with his life, tragic as it was, he has to take some responsibility for his death and the girls parents as well. They are idiots for even allowing the girl to use an Uzi. A lot of mistakes were made that could have been avoided. Good for you Cortes. Envy you. I try to go to the shooting range myself whenever I fly back to California or when I go to the desert and fire off a couple of rounds.

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    @stranger

    It has NOTHING to do with the US.

    Of course it does, it has everything to do with it since we are pretty much the only country really capable fighting ISIS.

    If something needs to be done, it should be done by the UN.

    The UN can take a hike, that's what they can do. Who gives a crap what the UN thinks?!

    If they want to request US assistance, or if Syria requests it directly, then that's a different story. But the US has zero right to unilaterally decide to deal with it.

    We have EVERY right, we did it Obama's way for 4 years and look what happened. Obama and the WH knew of the growing threat of ISIS and he did nothing and here we are, the world is falling to s***! In this situation, we don't need to ask, particularly when we have 200 of our own citizens applying for ISIS membership. Hell NO!

    And this is directly related to fiscal responsibility. If you don't have enough money to buy everything you want, you need to make decisions about what your priorities are.

    Obama should have NEVER cut the military, China and Russia are expanding and increasing their military, finding the budget to fund it and this idiot scales down and now all the cockroaches are coming out. As much debt as we are in, we will never default, then that means China will as well. So the only thing is Obama will borrow more money and China will keep raising the debt ceiling. Our priorities right now is to stop ISIS and Obama as dumb as he is, is finally getting the message and it is sinking in slowly.

    If you prioritize invading sovereig on nations, then you should keep your mouth shut when it comes time to spend money on taking care of your own citizens (aka - Obamacare).

    Better yet, count the days until we can celebrate the day this guy will leave office, then the next president will have room to take care, proper care of the country, repeal this crap and rebuild our military. 873 more days to go until the madness of Obama will come to an end.

    @sushi

    "This is the EXACT reason why ISIS is gaining strength because of that liberal pacifist mentality."

    Lol! :-) No, it's the conservative 'bomb-first-ask-questions-later-and-to-heck-with-the-budget-and-Americans' mentality that breeds groups like ISIS.

    Hmmm, more like Obama's inability to take ISIS seriously by not engaging them, hoping they would go away (still thinking that) and for some reason, they are still there, growing expanding like a cancer and it's the conservatives fault. 4 years of calm in Iraq, after this loon became president, he pulls our troops out, Obama and under his watch and under his leadership....excuse me, lack of it, ISIS was able to take over 30% of the country. Sounds like Democrat foreign policy working at its full potential. ;-)

    Conservatives seem completely blind to how bombing innocent people creates enemies and ferments hatred towards America.

    Liberals are blind that they cannot, NO, will not only see, they refuse to acknowledge that a group like ISIS is dangerous, nothing will get them to take decisive action against a group that makes beheading seem like another typical day on the job. All on Obama and the Democrats watch and are they going to help? Do they care? James Foley, NO! Christians and other religious minorities, NO! Sunnis, NO! Women and Children, NO!

    This is the typical response of liberals, hide, do nothing, wait it out and hope that the problem will just go away.

    Conservatives seem to think bombing foreigners will somehow create a pro-US utopia, and its this complete reality disconnect that ensures conservatives NEVER learn from their past mistakes.

    No, but it make you have a bad day and if you aren't blown to shreds by Tomahawk or a bunker buster, it'll get you thinking twice. By the way, liberals believe if you leave the terrorists alone, they will leave you alone. ROFLMAO. too, too funny, if it weren't so serious.

    Bass - "Obama does nothing, Europe does nothing, the Iraqi army does nothing and this cancer of ISIS spreads and many foreigners from various countries take a Club Med trip and align themselves with them."

    LOL! bush and the neocons invaded and yeah like that plan worked.

    Yep, it did after the surge, Obama withdrew and what happened, ISIS and thousands of people beheaded and under the anointed one, we were able to witness the birth of a Caliphate. Again, all under his leadership...damn, I meant, lack of....

    Obama's done the right thing.

    Sorry, NO! He's done everything wrong. Just because the Norwegians gave him a trophy doesn't mean anything. Heck, they were going to give one to Arafat as well.

    He's kept things tight, no invasion, costs are way, way lower than the $12.5 BILLION a month the US was pouring down the toilet when bush's invasion was going the same way.

    No invasion, but now we have foreigners from all over the world going to apply to this Jihad murdering fest and after they have their training, what do you think they will do with that training? Take their families out on a camping trip and show off their skills, go to Disneyland and eat a Kosher corn dog??? As for the cost. Obama has put us in a debt of $17 trillion dollars, add to that Obamacare and Oh, by the way, the way things are going now with ISIS, I will bet you that Obama in the very near future as much as it pains his holiness that he will have to cough up big bucks to fight ISIS, looking more like that everyday. Guess Romney was right all along.

    Got to smile at the crocodile tears. :-)

    So which is it? You have NO sympathy for foreigners being murdered, but you don't want to see Americans murdered, but you don't want war because you don't want foreigners to be murdered..... Can you libs please clarify what you guys care about? This is again, typical liberal indecisive dithering at its worst.

    Neither do you. Pie in the sky dreams there. :-)

    Hmmmm, one thing that is reality for sure, we have 873 more days of this guy to deal with.

    ROFL!! Selective amnesia. :-) bush and his buddies caused massive destabilization throughout the ME,

    You mean, the sectarian violence between the Shia and Sunni, the beheadings were caused by the US.? Please keep telling yourself that.

    emboldened Iran (by taking out Iraq), created 4.25 million Iraq refugees, and created more anti-US hatred in the ME than ever before.

    But didn't you just say, you smile with Crocodile tears?? Again, you are confusing me. As for the hatred, one more drone, invasion, liberation, regime change, will not alter or change these peoples perception of the US, Europe or Israel, so basically, who cares what they think. Wait, NOW you do care? Again, which is it?

    That worked! (Not..)

    Obama's way, that is correct!

    And its that mentality that is bankrupting your already massively bankrupt country.

    Bush started and then Obama figured, he will NOT be outdone or outspent by Bush so he tripled (and counting) everything and Obama much to his joyful glee ran in circles around Bush and the debt. Borrowed more money, spent more money, printed more money, wasted more money and the interesting thing is, Obama still has 873 more days to go, that means, he has more than enough time to further bankrupt and financially ruin this country and he is already doing his best at it.

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    @stranger

    It's amazing to watch the hypocrisy in those who criticize the spending of the government out one side of their mouths, while calling for war in a region that has nothing to do with them,

    This is the EXACT reason why ISIS is gaining strength because of that liberal pacifist mentality. Obama does nothing, Europe does nothing, the Iraqi army does nothing and this cancer of ISIS spreads and many foreigners from various countries take a Club Med trip and align themselves with them. They are beheading everyone, children, religious minorities, even Sunnis and naaaw, has nothing to do with us. BS! it has EVERYTHING TO DO WITH US!

    Yes, the nations sovereignty and safety at this point and time, overrides the out of control costs of Obamacare.

    in a place they have not been requested to be in, and have no justifiable reason for being there, out of the other side of their mouths.

    More liberal hippie progressive nutty talk from the left. Give them a flower and they will disappear.

    Cancel all of US wars, and Obamacare all of a sudden is more than affordable.

    I got a better idea, use every resource to diminish the threat of ISIS, kill as many as you can, cut spending on all entitlements, fix the healthcare for those that don't have insurance, create more jobs in the private sector, get people working, they will spend, creating and bringing in more taxes and bringing up the economy and the GDP, but this president doesn't get it and never will.

    If the US would stop playing World Police, they would be able to cut the debt, stop worrying about 'entitlement culture' (which is a myth anyways), and there would be more disposable income. You can't have it all.

    We don't want it all, we want stability. You see now for yourself that when the US takes itself out of global affairs like they are doing now, the world falls to s***! Whatever you say about Bush, like him or not, whatever negative things that the left might utter. This wouldn't have happened under his watch and he wouldn't take a pussy pacifist attitude and dither and keep watching on nightly TV and hear stories about people being beheaded and you do hear stories EVERYDAY about it. Before it was like every now and then, but these guys make it a daily routine and the WH thinks it's not an eminent threat?? WTF are these people smoking??

    Either you want to be the police of the world, and therefore don't have money, or you want to have money, and can't be the police of the world.

    At this point, being the police as much as I don't like it, would be a better thing and we can always pull in financial resources for that. That's why we will just go to China again (as we usually do, Obama has been their biggest client)

    You would think that Americans never taught their kids fiscal responsibility, how to prioritize what they want, within the budget they want, and be satisfied with the choices they made.

    Apples and Oranges

    Not by any logical way of thinking. The US is essentially sponsoring a religious war.

    By destroying ISIS, by wanting to keep us, our allies and it looks increasingly more like some of our enemies as well. Logical would be to kill all of them, that's it. How is that religious? Lol, Nice try though

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    bass4funk

    Cheaper than a ground war like Bush's war, though.

    Now if Obama would stop the spending, the out of control entitlement culture and cutting the debt, there would be more disposable income.

    7.5 million a day, where have I heard that before? That's happens to be the average of what the US gives Israel each day. No worries, it's money well spent.

    As we should.

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    @oldhawk

    You should get a standing applause!

    You covered every single point and more. By the time Obama is out of the White House the Democrat will be banned from the lexicon probably. But in all seriousness, the Dems are in equally or worst shape than the Republicans in 2007, it's like history is repeating itself, but from the Left. Obama could have stood for something good at least Clinton tried and wasn't a bad president, I had my issues, but the man wasn't a hardass and worked with an all Republican congress. This president will NOT. He gets a standing ovation from Democrats when he mentioned if he can't get anything done, he would use his pen and his phone and use his executive veto power, so then what the heck do we need congress for if the president wants to emphasize a one party rule? He acts more like our system is a monarchy system. I just have never seen anything like this (and hopefully never will once he's gone) The man has THE WORST foreign policy of ANY president and pretty much for his last 6 years, the man pretty much didn't accomplish anything of significance other than increasing our debt, overburdening the tax payer more and more. The man can't even brag on, he got is out of Iraq. No, because looks like we are going back in again. Democrats don't want to admit the obvious, ISIS grew on Obama's watch, the Taliban resurgence is on Obama's watch, Putin invading and annexing Crimea, on Obama's watch, now he is thinking about giving amnesty to about 5 million illegals??? Why? Politics, hopefully, you can get 5 million more Democrats out of this. Our borders open, doesn't care about National security, we have people from everywhere coming in through Mexico, the terrorists know of this loophole, we already caught people from Afghanistan coming through Mexico, while England is raising their terror alert, Obama is on the golf course, when Cameron heads back to London, cutting his vacation to deal with this tragic beheading of James Foley, Obama condemns the killing, gives a speech and goes back golfing and today, he is going on a fundraiser. This is our president, a complete loser, pathetic is too good of a word to describe this joker.

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    bass4funk

    You ready to put your boots on the ground?

    In a second!!

    Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy

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    bass4funk

    At least Cameron's got balls! The man was on vacation, ended it to go back to London deal with this serious threat and to find out who the perpetrator was who murdered Foley and is taking decisive action and the terror threat seriously, while Obama in typical Obama fashion, has NO idea, NO clue as to how to deal with ISIS and not to polarize the situation and refusing to call it what it really is. The White House said the other day that ISIS is an offshoot of Al Qaeda and that they are essentially the same organization, which is utter BS! They are an entirely different entity, even Al Qaeda disowned them. That means if Obama wants to wage an attack on ISIS, he has to go to congress and the Dems have to draft up a new resolution, which is the absolute last thing they want to get themselves involved in. This is very bad for the Dems at this time, we have an election coming and if things get worse (and you know they will) they cannot use the previous draft that Bush and the Republicans wrote to confront and wage war against Al Qaeda and since ISIS is NOT Al Qaeda, the Dems have to go back and vote on a new resolution add to that, they have NO strategy and in many areas don't want to admit, take this threat seriously. The constant dithering is costing the Dems big time and they are kidding themselves if they think they will come out of this unscathed. Cameron is doing exactly what a leader should do and is taking radical Islamists seriously. His admission was embarrassing, sickening, deplorable, he looks even weaker now as a leader, pathetic and anyone thinking this is an Obama strategy needs to go and see a shrink. He constantly ignores military advice, he won't work with Republicans and he needs to put petty politics aside and get more aggressive with ISIS. He doesn't have to go into Iraq and send thousands of troops at least for now. But Obama conveys weakness and why, as Wolfpack said, for him it's always party first and to be politically correct. I have never been so ashamed of being an American. 874 more days to go until the madness ends.

    Posted in: UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

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