September 15, 2013

Putin reels in 172 pound flounderer [Darleen Click]

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Heh.

GENEVA — The United States and Russia agreed Saturday on an outline for the identification and seizure of Syrian chemical weapons and said Syria must turn over an accounting of its arsenal within a week. […]

Senior administration officials had said Friday the Obama administration would not press for U.N. authorization to use force against Syria if it reneges on any agreement to give up its chemical weapons.

The Russians had made clear in talks here between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Kerry that the negotiations could not proceed under the threat of a U.N. resolution authorizing a military strike. Russia also wanted assurances that a resolution would not refer Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to the International Criminal Court for possible war-crimes prosecution. […]

The officials insisted that any agreement must be verifiable and include consequences for non-compliance. Short of a threatened use of force, it is not clear what those consequences would be.

Obama will probably pull out all stops and threaten Assad with The Comfy Chair.

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  1. Not the comfy chair!

    That’s inhuman.

  2. Wait, does that 172 pounds include all the compacted bullshit inside? You probably won’t get more than a mouthful or two of actual edibility…

  3. - I seriously doubt Bumblefuck cares that Putin ate his lunch. Jug ears hung on to his base, many of whom were so disillussioned with him they were actually doing the unthinkable for a good Commie Progressive, bad mouthing the Wan. So he’s back on the links and jiggy wid it.

  4. You must be wrong. My local paper’s headline is “Syria Deal Gives Obama Win On Substance, Not Style.”

    So see you are wrong, the local J-school intern said so, so there.

  5. Obama also said he hopes that Iran is paying attention to the Syria episode.when it comes to the ongoing dispute over the Iranian nuclear program.

    “They shouldn’t draw a lesson … to think we won’t strike Iran,” Obama said, and the real lesson is that “there is the potential of resolving these issues diplomatically.”

    Repeating that he would block Iran’s efforts to develop the means to make nuclear weapons, Obama said: “My view is that if you have both a credible threat of force, combined with a rigorous diplomatic effort, that, in fact … you can strike a deal.”

    […]

    Obama, whose shifting approach to Syria in recent weeks has been criticized, told ABC he is less concerned about “style points” than “getting the policy right.”

    So now we know that this is the right policy and that he is not concerned about his pant crease.

  6. Obama also said he hopes that Iran is paying attention to the Syria episode when it comes to the ongoing dispute over the Iranian nuclear program. “They shouldn’t draw a lesson … to think we won’t strike Iran,” Obama said, and the real lesson is that “there is the potential of resolving these issues diplomatically.”

    Ha, for their sakes we can hope so too. Even a cruel Mullah-tyrant will want a hearty belly laugh now and then.

  7. “An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humour in Islam. There is no fun in Islam.” — Ayatollah Khomeini

  8. That’s nice Drumwaster. Yet, I believe we are safe to think that even the nastiest piece of work in Iran is laughing at The Disaster as he speaks, since laughing at The Disaster is hardly “fun in Islam”.

  9. I think all these “hehs” and “has” and laughter and talk of humor is highly inappropriate.

    Unless they are grim and cynical hehs and has. Grim and cynical with tears of helpless shame and rage humor.

    The type of laughter what so you don’t cry cold and monotone laughs.

    ‘Cuz this is just sad. It’s a sad, sad time to be an American patriot.

  10. Lee

    It is grim and cynical and the only way I can keep even a modicum of sanity over this.

    Jaysus, Mary & Joseph but I grew up doing drop-and-cover drills in school, understood the evil of the Soviet Empire and Obama is letting former KGB run OUR foreign policy?

  11. What’s not appropriate about understanding our nominal Commander-in-Chief as a laughingstock, as such? Seems perfectly appropriate to me. The Disaster is a walking talking strategic nematode, creating one institution of folly after another, all the while pretending, along with his sycophants, that he has ahold of a plan working out as if ordained by the deity himself!

    Sure, there’s imminent danger afoot. But if we can’t recognize a joke when we see one, we’re going to be no better off than the toadies who ushered The Clown Disaster into office.

  12. My concern remains that if he were merely incompetent, he would stumble into the right course by sheer chance.

    This isn’t incompetence, it’s malevolence.

  13. Insert “sooner or later” in there, as appropriate.

  14. hey where did China go they’ve disappeared plus since the election is over don’t we owe canada a decision on that oil pipeline and where are we with doubling exports by 2015?

    Food Stamp said exports would DOUBLE it was how he would make up for all the jobs he raped and killed and left in the ditch.

    I’m confuzzled.

    Food Stamp should go here and click “bar chart.”

    As you can see Food Stamp you haven’t double shit except for our cowardly ass-fucked little country’s debt and the number of people on food stamps and disability.

    You suck ass.

  15. Sdferr, my cheek was harboring some tongue. Some, I will stress…

    Drumwaster, I agree completely with the incompetence thing. I’ve been saying for years, in the spirit of Rush’s “I hope he fails” thing, Obama is the most wildly successful president in my lifetime, and that includes Reagan. I mean, Reagan was successful in his time in modestly bringing the country back the right, but Obama has dramatically “transformed” the country into something it never was before, and the damage will take generations to undue, if it can be done at all (which, that it is beyond fixing, is what my cynical ass believes).

    I should also add, it’s not that Obama needs be some super genius, it’s just that destroying is way easier than building. Like, and arsonist can get up at nine, eat a hearty private waffle breakfast, burn a house that took months to build down to the ground, and still make a ten thirty tee time.

  16. Obama has dramatically “transformed” the country into something it never was before, and the damage will take generations to undue, if it can be done at all (which, that it is beyond fixing, is what my cynical ass believes).

    This is where that Tocquevillean “self-interest, rightly understood” business comes in. To say it otherwise, it isn’t The Clown Disaster that’s the real problem: it’s the people of America instead. Still, if they can manage to look at themselves honestly, they may equally manage to figure out that The Clown Disaster is their work, and they alone hold the means to correct themselves.

  17. Sdferr, I could grant your point, yet find the situation no more comforting.

  18. Oh man, I’m with you there. It isn’t comforting in the least as wager type stuff goes. But there is this. America and Americans have that history (and that shining order) established behind them, whereas say, to pick somewhat at random from among other nations in the world, Burma and the Burmese don’t, or, maybe say Indonesia and the Indonesians, to place the call-back somewhat closer to home.

  19. I vote fluffy bunniesin stead of the comfy chair. Link.

  20. “Dear Penthouse Forum,
    I never thought this would happen to me, but…”

    Barry from DC

  21. Help help! I’m being moderated!

  22. To get a hint of what’s coming, let’s see what my old friend Foreign Minister Lavrov has to say. He stated over the weekend,

    “Any violations of procedures … would be looked at by the Security Council and if they are approved, the Security Council would take the required measures, concrete measures . . .. Nothing is said about the use of force or about any automatic sanctions. All violations should be approved by the Security Council.”

    There you go. That’s the whole thing in a nice tight bundle. The game is in the hands of the UNSC which will decide what is a violation and what measures to take if there is a violation.

    Peace [The religion of – version] in our time.

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  24. A repost test. To see if I need moderation again, immoderate as I am.

    To get a hint of what’s coming, let’s see what my old friend Foreign Minister Lavrov has to say. He stated over the weekend,

    “Any violations of procedures … would be looked at by the Security Council and if they are approved, the Security Council would take the required measures, concrete measures . . .. Nothing is said about the use of force or about any automatic sanctions. All violations should be approved by the Security Council.”

    There you go. That’s the whole thing in a nice tight bundle. The game is in the hands of the UNSC which will decide what is a violation and what measures to take if there is a violation.

    Peace [The religion of – version] in our time.

  25. I guess I still do.

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