Warmongers Unite (As They Always Do); Boehner Caves In, Backs War; McCain Caught Playing iPhone Poke

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In a completely expected yet disappointing moment, a wide range of Democrat and Republican fools have united in support of war.

It's hard to know precisely where to begin with this wrap-up as there is rampant stupidity on both sides of the political aisle but let's start with a preposterous statement by Secretary of State John Kerry who said Congress Faces 'Munich Moment'.

Secretary of State John Kerry told House Democrats during a Monday conference call that they face a "Munich moment" as they weigh whether to approve striking Syria to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for using chemical weapons, two sources with knowledge of the call told NBC News.

The phrase is a reference to the 1938 Munich Pact that ceded control of part of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany -- a moment that history has harshly judged as an appeasement of Adolf Hitler that preceded World War II.
Kerry's Preposterous Comparison

Five Simple Facts

  1. Syria has no desire to rule the world
  2. Syria did not invade any other countries
  3. Syria is not demanding territory as the price for non-aggression
  4. This is nothing like the 1938 Munich Pact that ceded control of part of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany
  5. Kerry looks like a complete fool (as well as an Obama tool) to make the comparison he did

Rush to War

In this mad dash to war please note that John Kerry says US tests prove sarin used in Syria attacks
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, on Sunday strengthened the case for military action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime after announcing that tests conducted on gas attacks in Syria had proved positive for the nerve agent sarin.

Sarin Used? By Whom?

Let's assume that sarin was used. Not once did Kerry say who was responsible. So who was responsible?

Please consider Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit.

Interviews with people in Damascus and Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, where the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders said at least 355 people had died last week from what it believed to be a neurotoxic agent, appear to indicate as much.

The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical weapons attack, which mainly targeted civilians. U.S. warships are stationed in the Mediterranean Sea to launch military strikes against Syria in punishment for carrying out a massive chemical weapons attack. The U.S. and others are not interested in examining any contrary evidence, with U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saying Monday that Assad’s guilt was “a judgment … already clear to the world.”

However, from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.

“My son came to me two weeks ago asking what I thought the weapons were that he had been asked to carry,” said Abu Abdel-Moneim, the father of a rebel fighting to unseat Assad, who lives in Ghouta.

Abdel-Moneim said his son and 12 other rebels were killed inside of a tunnel used to store weapons provided by a Saudi militant, known as Abu Ayesha, who was leading a fighting battalion. The father described the weapons as having a “tube-like structure” while others were like a “huge gas bottle.”

Ghouta townspeople said the rebels were using mosques and private houses to sleep while storing their weapons in tunnels.
Propaganda On Both Sides

Given the propaganda on both sides, it is arguable as to whether the above story is true or not. Regardless, the story is plausible.

More importantly, precisely what business is it of the US to rush to war over uncertain facts?

Is poison gas really any worse than tens of thousands killed in African slaughters by machetes and other means?

To those who died, what difference does it make?

The Difference Is Oil

The US is in Syria for two reasons.

  1. Oil
  2. Warmongers promote war on the flimsiest of excuses every chance they get

Were it not for oil, the warmongers probably would not have succeeded in this case. Oil is the only real difference between this case and numerous slaughters in Africa in which the US stood by and did nothing.

Boehner Caves In

As totally expected by any rational thinking person (especially in light of Boehner caving in to the whims of Obama on numerous budget issues) Boehner's Aboard: Obama Gains Syria-Strike Support
President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.
Warmonger McCain Leads the Charge

On September 2, McCain said Congress Must Support Obama on Syria Action

Republican Senator John McCain said Congress must back taking action against Syria and that a failure of lawmakers to act would be “catastrophic” for U.S. interests in the region.

Catastrophic? How? Why? Is Syria a threat to the US? If so, in what way?

McCain Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Hearing

Syria is so much a threat that McCain Was Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Hearing

As the hearing continues, our ace photographer Melina Mara reports she spotted Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “passing the time by playing poker on his iPhone during the hearing.”

Warmonger McCain attempted to make light of the issue with a ridiculous tweet: "Scandal! Caught playing iPhone game at 3+ hour Senate hearing - worst of all I lost!"

McCain Scandal

Yes senator, this is a scandal. If you were a Democrat, Fox news would be trumpeting the story for days if not weeks.

McCain learned nothing from his six years in captivity in one of the stupidest wars in history. And because of his captivity, he is the ideal spokesman for the defense industry warmongers.

Who better than McCain to fire the often heard charge "weak on defense"

McCain Fake Patriot

McCain is the gold medal winner in the "fake patriotism" contest.

Getting shot down in a war that the US should not have been involved with in the first place does not make one a hero.

Squandering taxpayer money in other senseless wars does not make one a hero either.

The simple facts of the matter are: this is another mad rush to war, on trumped-up evidence, for no good reason even IF the evidence as portrayed was correct.

Yet, here we go again, in another mad dash to war, this time with Obama siding with war-mongering McCain, and Boehner caving in to Obama (as he always does, on every issue).

Recall that Hillary Clinton caved in to Bush (and likely lost the nomination to Obama because she would not admit an error).

What if Romney Won?

Would things be any different if Mitt Romney won the election?

Given the Democrat strangle hold on the Senate, it is 100% certain that Obamacare would not have been repealed. Most legislation in Congress would not have been any different.

The biggest difference under Romney, is that we would probably be in a trade war with China and a real war with Iran. Would that be better?

If you conclude war was likely no matter who won, you conclude correctly. If you sense I am disgusted with both political parties, you sense correctly.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock
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More of Cass Sussteins crusaders trying to cloud the truth with 3 downs? No opinions? Come on guys and gals earn your money or are you just trying to get paid for doing nothing like our bankster owners. You are probably doing more work than them by clicking the down arrow?
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As you have made this mistake before, let me inform you that the man's surname is Sunstein, not Susstein. From what i know of his work, it seems rather a far stretch to imagine that a simple down arrow is the mark of his work. He proposed that opposing positions be argued, not down arrows given. Down arrows on their own accomplish nothing in terms of moving the dialogue in a different direction. His idea--and there is no evidence that it was ever implemented during his time in the Obama administration--was to infiltrate groups that hold conspiratorial views, especially around the events of 9-11, and offer differing views. He felt this prudent in light of what he termed the cyberbalkinization of such groups; that is to say, groups of people who had cut themselves off from outside voices. In one sense he was correct in that the internet does seem to enable the creation of groups of people with similar views and/or objectives and those groups do not readily accept folks who disagree with them. But he was mistaken to believe that it could be any other way. After all, groups form because they share something in common.

That being said, i doubt we have much to be worried about here at 24h gold with regard information warriors. i think we need be more concerned with regard the information we are providing to the NSA every time one of us mentions what we own, for if i am mistaken and the government decides one day to come for our gold, they will know whose door to knock on.

i would not sweat the down arrows. i have a group of well trained monkeys (and one monkey lover) that automatically give me down arrows regardless of what i have expressed. You may have your own group of monkeys giving you down arrows. They are meaningless when not backed up by well reasoned opposing arguments. (My monkeys are capable of only making high pitched screeching noises.) Myself, i far more appreciate someone telling me what a dolt i am than a dozen up arrows. Competing ideas enable us to grow. Arrows in either direction do nothing to further a dialogue in that they do not tell us if they agree or disagree with everything we have said, or just a part of what we have said or merely how we have stated our position.

P.S. i was the one to give you a down arrow for this post. Cass has assured me my cheque is in the mail.
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"i think we need be more concerned with regard the information we are providing to the NSA every time one of us mentions what we own, for if i am mistaken and the government decides one day to come for our gold, they will know whose door to knock on." Not long ago you told us that you didn't live in the US. If not then why the statement? Are you now backtracking, lying to us, or just generally screwed up as usual? And please don't be stupid enough to think you can put the spin on it that you mean government in general, not after defining who is listening, the NSA.

"Competing ideas enable us to grow." Really, since when do you give a rats ass about what someone else thinks, After all you consider yourself to be some sort of god and the rest of the 7 billion people inhabiting your planet are mere fools to be scorned. Trained monkeys, that's rich coming from someone who simply bashes the keyboard, have you ever heard of using a capital "I"? As for the screeching noises you hear, I would offer that's your spouse when ever you propose getting intimate. And I'd be happy to point out that your a dolt, even at the risk that this may bring you some measure of happiness. Now scurry along to your cave and keep planning how you'll take over the world some day.
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A quote from another site which I think explains alot.
". . . . still believe in the USSA's BLS data? Still believe in the Fed's dual (triple, quadruple, eternal) mandate? Still believe in the official story on 9/11? Still believe Nixon was "defending the dollar from speculators" when he abandoned Bretton Woods?

Do you believe ANYTHING that is published by ANY government? If so, you are a moron."

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See, no matter what you post you get 2 or three down arrows around this place.
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Your clean so far, lets see how long it lasts!
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So Vox, are you telling us there is a conspiracy to down arrow you? What could possibly motivate people to do such a thing and what could they accomplish since everyone frequenting this site already knows you’re an egotistical jackass. Screaming monkeys. Guess we now know what kind of intellectuals you attract.

As for prljr, you have my up arrow and my backing. Fear not the jackass’s like Vox who in their vanity can only hope to make others look ignorant to deflect their own short comings onto others.
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If you check other comments it seems that virtually ever one gets 2 or 3 down arrows, with the possible exception of OTE's comments. I am in no way suggesting OTE has anything to do with it, just pointing out what I've observed. Its not you, it's NSA bots that hate everyone dontchaknow.
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In reality there is no such thing as political parties. They are both wholly owned subsidiaries of the same Bankster occupied government. Christ you would have to be totally diluted to believe otherwise. The proof is in their actions not what spews from the holes in their faces.
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