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Robert Ariail

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 3 months ago

    Officially, almost every Syrian wants to get rid of al-Assad, but al-Assad has ignored the 2nd amendment, so his forces have all the guns and are ruthlessly exterminating the 90+% of all Syrians who want to get rid of him.

    Actually asking Syrians shows that the official Western version does not quite jibe with reality. There have been polls of what the actual Syrians want. More than half say they figure al-Assad is by far the least of all available evils, and they’d rather have him than any of the alternatives being so generously offered by the West. As one of my links says, the Western media aren’t allowed to mention such polls (or they could have their offices filled with police smashing their computers).

    And, as my friend in MI6 says, ‘We can’t listen to the Syrians, they don’t know anything. We have to help them to get rid of the evil secular regime that has allied itself with the atheist USSROrthodox Russians and put in a free, Islamic regime that will boot the USSRRussians out and let the US and the UK and Saudi Arabia in.’

  2. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 3 months ago



    These Right Wingers scream for Obama to support ISIS in their fight to take out al Assad, and then they scream for Obama to support al Assad in his fight against ISIS.

    They have no idea WHAT they want. But whatever Obama does is WRONG.

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    ^Hiram, exactly what I’ve been noting, and remembering speaking out that we couldn’t know which “rebels” to back, but the right wanted them armed, and NOW by golly! Now that ISIS/IS, one of their proposed recipients has gone sour, it’s Obama’s fault that we didn’t fund Assad? Or do we still hate him? Or do we bomb Delhi for sending an American some bad curry??

    Ah yes, our Muslim, Kenyan, Commie failed because he didn’t destroy Assad AND all the Rebels, and send Condoleezza Rice in to run another colony.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 3 months ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    Sure they know what they want: More gun sales and more dead brown people.

    Besides, nothing bad ever happens when we arm a poorly-understood group to fight a shadow war for us! Well, there was that one time back in ’01 where we got bit in the rump pretty hard by that strategy, but what does that matter now?

  5. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 3 months ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    ISIS is what you sometimes get when you don’t give support to moderate elements in a mideast rebellion, allowing the better-funded extremist groups to take over instead. ISIS wasn’t what we started with when President Obama refused to give support to rebel groups and did nothing as they were gassed, but it certainly is what we have now.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Limbaugh was on a toot a little bit ago on how “accidentally brilliant” Obama was in not supporting the Rebels (like ISIS) against Assad, which, back then, he was among the righties calling for arming them!! Like right-wing politicians, he seems to forget his programs are on tape, and HE puts ’em there!

    It’s hard to keep up with “the right” anymore as their positions are spinning like tops.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, 3 months ago

    Remember when McCain went over to identify the “moderate” rebels, and had his picture taken with them? Then reporters were able to identify the Islamic radicals in the crowd around him? I think conservatives have a lot of over-confidence in their mystical ability to look into people’s eyes and read their souls. And Cubefarmer is even more delusional than most of the loony birds.

  8. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Why does “Obama” looked dismayed. He loves Islamic extremists. He thinks we can “negotiate” with all of them.

  9. r2varney

    r2varney said, 3 months ago

    @Hiram Bingham

    Yes.. that pretty well sums up the situation. The geriatric twins though have a solution.. bomb them ALL.just go in a drop bombs wherever, History will show some of them worked.

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 3 months ago

    Well, FDR, Churchill and Stalin had to cooperate, once upon a time!

  11. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 3 months ago


    C’mon, Axel; drop the Obama Derangement Syndrome for a moment and think this through. The moderates and extremists were allied against Assad, their common enemy. Do you really think America could have armed just one part of that force without the arms falling into the hands of other elements?

    And had America supported even the moderates against Assad, Assad would have been weakened and the ISIS would have been strengthened, probably getting their hands on military equipment from defeated units of Assad’s forces.

  12. Quipss

    Quipss said, 3 months ago


    The trick to a good presidency should be tactile nuclear strikes. You get rid of Rebels, Military AND civilians so there is no risk of counter insurgency.

    To quote a wise show “We will convert them… to radioactive vapour”.

    Ultimately it seems the largest part of the problem is that people decide that the country must do something. Something military. When many conflicts are hopeless quagmires.
    The best approach in quagmires is non-military. That is food, water and medical aid and open door refugee policies. You will alleviate civilian suffering and casualties and the risk of food falling into the wrong hands does not really exist (so what if a jihad gets his hands on a can of ravioli).
    However this approach does not emphasize “Strength” and "Determination " nor does it lead to any patriotic outpour. It only benefits civilians.

  13. old1953

    old1953 said, 3 months ago


    Minor problem, there ARE NO MODERATE ELEMENTS WILLING TO FIGHT. This is something you have to deal with in the MidEast. The moderate element is very well aware the crazies barely tolerate them existing, and they keep their heads down because of it. Or didn’t you notice those images of ISIL killing moderates who objected to them?

  14. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 3 months ago


    That wasn’t the opinion of President Obama at least as recently as this year:
    Of course, by the time that he had gotten around to asking to fund moderate elements they had diminished to a small part of the Syrian rebellion:
    Now, as you say, ISIS is killing moderates wherever they control the ground. Great job, President Obama.

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