Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “I told you if you didn’t quit stealing that kid’s lunch money, I’d kick your @ss.”
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    (bully gives the kid back his lunch money)
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    Conclusion: Threats don’t work.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Putin had a problem: most of the anti-government forces in Syria are mercenaries paid by Saudi and Qatar, many from Russia.


    The Syrian government is about as fragile as Qadhafi’s, so a US strike with no ‘boots on the ground’ will be enough to destroy the government, allow the anti-government forces (maybe with CIA or French help) to kill the government leaders, and hand Syria over to those anti-government forces. Then, of course, the ones from Russia would have demanded their share of the chemical weapons to take back and use them to liberate Russia from the infidels.


    Now, once those chemical weapons have been destroyed, the US will still have plenty of time to destroy the Syrian government, and Putin won’t have to worry when the Russians come back home. (Of course, Saudi is furious that it’s taking so long, but they’ll just have to be patient.)


    Once the Syrian government is toppled, Prince Bandar will pay the balance of the baksheesh for turning the Syrian bit of the fertile crescent over to Wahabbi control.


    And the Wahabbis will cleanse Syria of all infidels, meaning all Shi’a and Christians, which will keep Hezbollah busy and out of Israel’s hair.


    So a win-win-win situation!


    (Sorry, Syrian Christians and Shi’a, but three winners out of five ain’t bad.)

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Well, you never know when you might need a good little war for political diversion… Why ruin a good thing?

  4. misterdantes

    misterdantes said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    You are right. And Prince Bandar will also have a clear line to set up his pipeline to deliver his goods straight to Europe and weaken Russia’s current position as a gas provider. And of course, Syria will become a caliphate, ruled under wahabbi’s religious law and a much better training and planning base of operations for Al Qaeda than these messy countries Iraq and Afghanistan. A win-win situation. Only point I’d disagree with you is that by my account that makes one winner out of five.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Don’t forget it was the UN inspectors telling us that Saddam’s Chemical weapons, that they claimed they did not have, claim that now the WMD have been destroyed. If you believe them what is going to happen the next time, and there will be a next time, they “cross the red line”? Besides more Christians dieing I mean? Or I guess the purge of Christians is just all right as long as they do not use Chemicals? hey it is all right that you shoot and bomb those you deem infidels, just don’t use a chemical bomb ok? The USA might send that Kerry guy back over to cry and whine again till Russia steps in…..

  6. mattro53

    mattro53 said, over 1 year ago

    Typical SNAFU. The empire once again s—ts in its own bed.

  7. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 1 year ago

    Well, Ted, you are once again to be commended for pulling no punches at either side. I think lots of Republicans are starting to become more libertarian in their approach to the war machine. It’s pretty clear that no matter who is in power, the Federal Reserve and the War Department (DOD name from 1789-1947) call the shots.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Obama knows nothing, Kerry only cries till Russia stepped in.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    Those first three quotes all come from the same book- Bombing Brown People For Fun and Profit (Mostly Profit).

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Don’t forget it was the UN inspectors telling us that Saddam’s Chemical weapons…

    Sorry, Harley. The UN Inspectors were saying that they had so far seen no evidence of WMDs, but felt they needed more time to be sure. Saddam wanted to keep up the deception that he might still have some WMDs because he was afraid of Iran. By February, with 50,000 US troops on his border, Saddam was more worried about them & was actively cooperating with UN inspections. Bush & Blair pulled the plug on inspections.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    And the Wahabbis will cleanse Syria of all infidels, meaning all Shi’a and Christians, which will keep Hezbollah busy and out of Israel’s hair.

    There are a LOT of splintered rebel groups, but the threats of ethnic cleansing are coming from the fringes. It seems like the extreme elements have driven some bystanders into Assad’s camp, though. It looks like the Islamists may be in the majority among the rebels, but not all are hardliners & secularists are still present. Most of the rebels are Syrians, but foreign mujahedin are in the most extreme groups.

    Given the choice of supporting Islamists, Assad or staying the heck out of it, I think the third option is most agreeable.

    http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/report/2013/05/14/63221/the-structure-and-organization-of-the-syrian-opposition/

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Oh come on, Ted. You know the threat had to be credible to work… or maybe you didn’t.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    The only stores they found were way out of date, useless and too old. Nothing new and recent was there that is so. Some of which had come from the USA and other allies.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Misspellings are an indication of haste. So lay off that. Low hanging fruit that doesn’t bolster you point-of-view.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    I had enough of the policy under Reagan.

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