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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Defense Department officials said late Wednesday that United States airstrikes and Kurdish fighters had broken the Islamic militants' siege of Mount Sinjar, allowing thousands of the Yazidis trapped there to escape. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, credited American airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops as well as efforts of the Kurdish pesh merga fighters in allowing "thousands of Yazidis to evacuate from the mountain each night over the last several days" and to escape the militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Bad Obama. Bad Imperialists!

Those Kurds should be particularly ashamed at having interfered with this pending genocide.

Though some liberal Americans know when to act, even if the previous admins had been playing at war.

www.theatlantic.com

Liberals like McGovern and Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt, who knew we should always act for the good when we can, even if we haven't acted well previously.

These people were some of the most helpful to our troops when we were in Iraq, providing a lot of translators, and it's actually nice to see us living up up our responsibilities to those who made promises to, even if that is quite unique in our sordid history.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-14 12:10 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"Philip Kreyenbroek, a professor at Germany's University of Göttingen who has written several books on Yazidis, says these characterizations of the religion are only partially true. "They have very ancient roots," he noted. Although it's difficult to determine exactly how old the religion is, scholars believe the Yazidis were one of the Indo-European peoples who lived in ancient Mesopotamia.

Around 3,000 B.C.E, when other groups migrated east to India and Iran, the ancestors of the Yazidis stayed and settled in the area now known as Kurdistan.

Although "they believe in an absolute god who is responsible for everything that happens in the world, good or evil," which in some ways resembles the Abrahamic conception of God, their faith is actually rooted in an older tradition:

"Basically what they believe is in a much older divinity called Mithras," an ancient Indian and Iranian god, Kreyenbroek said."

www.theatlantic.com

Modern Mithrians. Who knew?

www.mythencyclopedia.com

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-14 12:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is good news for all those who were not hoping for a genocide.... or were just too afraid to act.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-14 11:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

If only you could be teleported to the front lines to show everyone how its done.

I wonder if Jesus would prefer using a M203 grenade launcher from a distance? ... or get up close and personal by unloading an entire clip into the head of an enemy with something like a Tec9.

Which form of violent death does Jesus like best?

#5 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-14 12:31 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#5

WWJD is one of the dumbest memes ever. None of us are Jesus.

But I tell you what, let's perform a thought experiment.

You are well-armed and well-trained and in a room with your child, wife, and a friend. A madman breaks in and threatens to kill you all one by one.

You can take him out easily with your gun before he strikes with his knife. What do you do?

Do you watch as he guts your family and friend or do you kill him?

Or are you just a self-righteous hypocrite in the case of America helping our friends when we can?

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see God." is what Jesus said.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-14 01:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"But I tell you what, let's perform a thought experiment."

I've thought about that many times and come to a final decision. I would choose to respond as Stephen did; trust God, forgiving them, and proclaiming Christ to them with my final breath.

My life is in God's hand. How or when I leave this earth is not any of my concern. Who I'm living for, is of my UTMOST concern, and He will take care of the rest.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see God." is what Jesus said. #6 | POSTED BY CORKY

agreed.

#7 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-14 03:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

btw....a 'peacemaker' does just that. It's an act of non-violence. what we've been engaging in is war; and not even a just war, but an unjust war for corporate profit and trade routes using various heart-tugging excuses.

the US has not acted as peacemakers.

#8 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-14 03:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

#7

Sorry about your family. Turning the other cheek does not mean taking that to a ridiculous conclusion. Jesus let Peter keep his sword.

And peacemakers often have to use violence to protect the innocent. There is no admonishment anywhere in the bible against that.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-14 04:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Put food and water and medicine on both sides of the road.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-14 05:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall see God." is what Jesus said.

#6 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2014-08-14 01:13 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Wrong. Misquote. Intentional or ignorance?

#11 | Posted by RobThomas at 2014-08-14 06:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if Jesus would prefer using a M203 grenade launcher from a distance? ... or get up close and personal by unloading an entire clip into the head of an enemy with something like a Tec9.

Do we still use napalm? It seems like an easy way to get rid of the vermin (isis for you retards) without doing to much damage to the countryside since it is mainly sand and no trees.

rwd

#12 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-08-14 09:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

All of the imaginary property lines created by the British Petroleum Company in the early 20th century are gone. I am waiting for the House Of Saud to roll over. I am calling for President-for-life Assad to be booked for Switzerland in the next few weeks.

The only plus is the abandoned American weaponry needs to be massaged or some other wizardry by American engineers regularly, or it all stops working.

#13 | Posted by john47 at 2014-08-15 03:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

I really liked the Kurd and the Yaz. They used to send their kids out on the road to warn and show us where the local Hadji had put IEDs. We had very good relations with the local Sheik. God help them.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2014-08-16 10:08 AM | Reply | Flag:

#8 You are confusing a peacemaker with a peacekeeper.

#15 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2014-08-16 10:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

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