Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    Can’t get the same treatment that the Big Boys get in weapons and what to do. Even when you do nothing, if you are not liked then your days are numbered. Just look at Iraq.

  2. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 12 months ago

    Weren’t the WMD’s that were used over there supplied by Western powers, among them the United States? How can their use be condemned when their source is “Made in the United States”?

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 12 months ago

    My problem is that Mr Rall accepts as proven that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons. Since the US used nukes in Japan (that was then), Agent Orange in Vietnam (that was then, and besides, Agent Orange, while toxic and teratogenic is perfectly legal if the US uses it), and depleted uranium in Iraq (again, perfectly legal although carcinogenic and teratogenic and toxic as long as it’s the US using it), Mr Rall is suggesting that Syria should be judged like the US. But Syria isn’t the US. Syria has absolutely no rights unless Putin provides a nuclear umbrella, which he hasn’t, so Syria has no rights, and the US can do to Syria whatever Obama likes as punishment for any crime or for no crime.

    A massive chemical attack was unleashed on Syria last week. The US/UK/France/Israel say there is irrefutable proof that you can’t see (classified/invisible/no patriot questions the Western leaders) that this was perpetrated by the Syrian regime. Russia Today says it’s probably a false flag. Epistemology says it’s probably a false flag: the mercenaries supported by Saudi had means, motive, and opportunity. The Syrian regime might have had means and opportunity, but no motive. So the false flag is more likely than the alternative.

    Even Stratfor says it could be a false flag, but even if it is, Obama HAS to bomb Syria to prevent Iran and North Korea from thinking the US is pusillanimous. As the Chinese say, Obama has to kill a rooster (Syria) to frighten the monkeys (Iran and North Korea).

    Sorry, Syrians.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Do as we say, not as we do.

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 12 months ago

    Damned if you nuke, damned if you don/t nuke. There is actually some interesting background to panel one. Some nuclear war strategists (yes kids, there used to be some) believe that the fact two nukes were actually used contributed significantly to the avoidance of nuclear war in the 50’s and 60’s. Nobody could claim with a straight face that nuclear war was winnable or survivable. World history could very easily have been changed for the (much, much) worse if we hadn’t nuked Japan.

  6. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    God help us all…

  7. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 12 months ago

    Invaded? Ted, that’s not correct i think. Nobody talked about invading Syria prior to the chems, nobody is talking about it now. Overthrown i grant you, but that’s a pretty normal event in the life of a ruthless dictator…

  8. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    We once had slave. We once kept women from voting. We once committed genocide against our native people. So, by Ted’s law, no nation should be criticized for or, lord knows, kept from, enslaving people, subjugating their women or actively working to wipe out minority groups.

  9. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Well, a bomb attack is, according to the US, an invasion. But anyway, I was referring to Libya and Iraq in that panel to illustrate Assad’s options.

  10. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Slavery ended 150 years ago. We used white phosphorus in 2004, and we’ve never apologized or offered restitution.

  11. Enoki

    Enoki said, 12 months ago

    Just remember, in the end the only real war crime is LOSING!

  12. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 12 months ago


    Nope, Saddam moved them there from Iraq
    Pussycat (to borrow an appropriate moniker borrowed from Just Curious which I read on another thread) -
    Normally I don’t respond to trolls, but in this case I’ll make an exception, because I simply MUST ask:
    1) What credible source do you have upon which to base this claim?
    2) Supposing Saddam possessed them and moved them from Iraq to Syria, where did he obtain them?
    I’m not holding my breath, waiting for you to respond with an intelligent and believable response or source.

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