How would you feel?
#gaza #gazaunderattack #prayforgaza
The atrocious, white Sasquatch called Joan Rivers said this today. The video of her stating these vile comments are included in this article as well. [x]
literally everything is now a trigger or cultural appropriation and everything is offensive we might as well just not speak or interact or breathe
Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people.
Although mostly forgotten today, the “chemist’s war of Prohibition” remains one of the strangest and most deadly decisions in American law-enforcement history. As one of its most outspoken opponents, Charles Norris, the chief medical examiner of New York City during the 1920s, liked to say, it was “our national experiment in extermination.”
there isn’t much concrete evidence in those links to say we armed ISIS in Syria, it’s mostly hearsay. And can you put a relative estimate on the number of FSA fighters that have defected? Again I’ve only seen hearsay from sketchy new outlets with unnamed ‘eyewitnesses’ and “sources”.But what do you suggest we do about ISIS and ISIL?
Late last year, the US, along with its ally Qatar brokered a deal to unify the anti-Assad opposition. Once formed, the new alliance was hailed as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people and many donor-nations have pledged significant aid to the cause, which essentially amounts to the arming rebel fighters. It’s called the Syrian National Coalition and it is the very same coalition that the U.S. (and allies) have been working with. Jordan was reluctant to even help us, despite the CIA having used their country for training anyway.
Jordan’s reticence, confirmed by four U.S. officials, is a potentially serious setback for President Barack Obama’s proposed $500 million initiative, announced in June, to train and arm moderate rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups.
You honestly sound like a White House spokesperson with all these talking points, “we only deal with FSA, we swear” — yet the Syrian National Council (separate from the National Coalition) was a part of the Coalition until January of this year. They backed out of the organization after the National Coalition continued cozying up to Western interests. Who comprises the Syrian National Council? Exiled Muslim Brotherhood radicals, Kurdish nationalists, and European-Arabs.
Make no mistake, ISIS is in control of U.S. money and weapons. Just because the reports are coming from people in those countries, on the ground does not make the report hearsay. Is an Iraqi witness not credible unless the Washington Post or NYT publishes it?
A commander from the Ansar al Sunnah Brigade, a group that fights President Bashir al Assad’s government in southern Syria, released a statement on YouTube back in October claiming that 66 units formerly loyal to the Free Syrian Army and its political branch, the Syrian National Coalition, have defected to form their own command.
A joint statement issued by 13 rebel groups, including elements of the Western-backed Free Syrian Army and the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra, slammed the Syrian National Coalition for no longer representing their interests.
"The National Coalition and the proposed government under (recently chosen leader) Ahmad Tomeh does not represent us, nor do we recognize it," the groups said in the statement.
Every time ISIS wins a battle, their recruitment levels are likely to grow. They will see devotees from all throughout the Middle East and the Levant, and as documented here (and in prior responses) many of these individuals hail from organizations we (and our allies) supported directly or indirectly. Just because the United States didn’t sign a check to the head of al-Nusra doesn’t mean we don’t give Turkey or Qatar money/weapons which they don’t then pass off to factions they support.
But that’s what happens when U.S. foreign policy dictates that we fly our planes all over the world, sprinkling money and weapons on the first “moderate” organization that pledges their “loyalty” to us. What do I suggest the U.S. do about ISIS? It would appear that we have to play surgeon for the tumor we helped grow (and our “allies” continue to support financially).