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Welcome Our Newest Ally! Iran!
Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 06/17/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

The United States is considering airstrikes against Islamic rebels with our newest ally, um, Iran.

from Reuters:

Joint action between the United States and Iran to help prop up the government of their mutual ally would be unprecedented since Iran's 1979 revolution, demonstrating the urgency of the alarm raised by the lightning insurgent advance.

As a courtesy to those readers who don't speak Obama, let me provide a translation:

"We've screwed up so badly that we have to have enemies like Russia, China, and Iran bail us out in foreign policy and war, over and over and over again."

This administration has gotten well beyond ridiculous.

It's breathtaking in its incompetence.

It's grandiose in its persistence.

It's perverted in its ignorance.

I'm wondering if Obama ever considered treating the GOP with half the deference that he seems to treat foreign powers that wish us harm.

It'll take us at least 50 years to undo the mess that Obama's created worldwide. That is if we can undo it at all. The real trick will be undoing all without a big, nasty war.

And here's a message from my libertarian and isolationist friends: I like Rand Paul very much, but he'll never be President of the United States acting like Obama on foreign policy.

I prefer a president who can open up a can of whoop ass on someone other than Catholic nuns.

Oops, It’s Getting Cold Inside

The IMF has revised downward their GDP numbers for the United States from 2.7% annual growth to 2% annual growth. It was just a few months ago that economists were ballyhooing the idea that the economy was finally gaining traction, with some economists predicting 4% GDP growth for 2014.

Now that their predictions have proven to be ridiculously optimistic, the IMF is providing them with figleaf cover that blames global warming for the brutal winter that we just had, thereby bringing down GDP.

From the Associated Press via Townhall Finance:

"Extreme weather occurrences have a serious effect on the economy," Christine Lagarde, the IMF's managing director, said at a news conference.

Lagarde added:

"Extreme weather occurrences have repeated much more frequently in the past 20 years than the previous century. That's a reason to wonder about climate change and how to deal with it."

They can't just admit that they were wrong.

And at this point they're getting Soviet in their attempt to revise history to fit their failed predictions.

The Five Year Plan must not fail! The will of the workers will not be foiled by weather!

Sequester, Fukushima, Libya, payroll tax increases, Obamacare have all been variously blamed for the economy not doing as commanded.

While each in its turn have had some effect on the economy-- especially Obamacare-- the larger lesson here is that Obamanomics just doesn’t work.

That said, the IMF's attempts to blame the shrinking economy on global warming is likely history's first attempt, and unfortunately not the last attempt, to blame their own economic mismanagement on the natural phenomena known as global warming.

Get ready for more excuses about how extreme weather is screwing up the economy.

It can’t be high taxes, over regulation, poor legislation, social engineering.

It’s gotta be the weather.

It's almost like they are coordinating these excuses.

What do you say, Ezra Klein, journolist extarordinaire?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: barack0bama; economy; foreignpolicy; gdp; globalwarming; imf; iran; iraq; isolationist; randpaul; war

1 posted on 06/17/2014 11:27:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Is the US going to work with Syria to get the weapons we supplied the rebels to annihilate Syria away from the rebels?

Head is spinning

2 posted on 06/17/2014 11:30:03 AM PDT by grania
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To: Kaslin

Only Obama could release a terrorist, who would then run murderous sunni theocracy in the Middle East causing crazy shia-islamic-nation-state mullahs to want to ally with the U.S.A.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 11:30:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

Does this mean that we’re part of the Axis of Evil now?


4 posted on 06/17/2014 11:32:48 AM PDT by chud
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To: Kaslin

~~~ What do you say, Ezra Klein, journolist extarordinaire?~~~

Aye carumba.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 11:32:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

As somebody said: “the enemy of my enemy is not my friend”.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 11:37:44 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Kaslin
Welcome, allies!


7 posted on 06/17/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: chud

If we’re part of the Axis of Evil, does that mean 0bama finally has to take our own side?

This is so confusing.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 11:40:25 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: Kaslin

We should give Iran access to our nuclear arsenal, just in case anything happens to us. They got our back.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 11:42:36 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: grania

Anything this administration does can make your head spin.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Baraq did say that if the political winds turned ugly he would side with radical islam. A rare example of candor.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 11:51:50 AM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Kaslin
Iran has always been our ally, to think otherwise is a ThoughtCrime, along with denying man-made climate change.
12 posted on 06/17/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Kaslin
So that means Obummer can give Iran trillions of dollars in military aid so they can use it on us, including nuclear bombs.
13 posted on 06/17/2014 12:16:40 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: chud
Does this mean that we’re part of the Axis of Evil now?

I guess so, and all this time I thought providing material support to a terrorist organization was against the law or something.

14 posted on 06/17/2014 12:22:54 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: Kaslin

Entangling alliances ALERT! The U.S.A. (United Socialists of America) is not working for citizens of the republic. Has it EVER been more obvious?

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 12:23:16 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin

We have ALWAYS been at war with EastAsia!


16 posted on 06/17/2014 12:52:49 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

Watched a very informative interview on CNBC a couple hours ago.

A former State Department expert, under George Bush.

He said much of Baghdad is now dominated by Iraqi Shiites.

He said the idea that a couple thousand Sunni terrorists could take over Baghdad, or besiege Baghdad, is completely ridiculous.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 2:14:01 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: SecondAmendment

Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.


18 posted on 06/17/2014 9:56:45 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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