• At CNN

    June 21, 2014

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    Posted in: Iran, Iraq, Military




    Selfie at CNN studios today in NYC.


    Taped a segment on Iraq, not sure if/when it will air. I explained U.S. military intervention in Iraq, as opposed to “doing nothing,” would be like choosing between throwing gas into a fire versus “doing nothing.”


    That said, consensus among the anchors and other guests was that “we have to do something.” OK, sure, but how’d that work out for ya’ last time?



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  • Recent Comments

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Screw the results. Ratings for disasters are killer for CNN.

      06/21/14 5:58 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      When the options are presented as the Mahdi Party OR Al Qaeda, jr., things are not going so well admittedly

      On the bright side, grass has bloomed at AmEmbassy Baghdad. Something was accomplished, at least

      Who needs whistleblowers??

      06/22/14 12:14 AM | Comment Link

    • Jhoover said...

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      Peter
      You should bring to the mind of your listeners very important matter here:

      In the Syrian civil war, the U.S. backs the opposition of the Islamic State of Sham (Syria).

      Iran supports Syrian President Bashar Assad.
      Iran, like the Iraqi government, is Shiite. The insurgent group leading the assault in Iraq are the Islamic State of Iraq &Sham and the Levant, is Sunni.

      In Iraq Iranian in support to Baghdad regime but US against the opposition the Islamic State of Iraq& Sham and the Levant

      Can you solve this puzzle?

      06/22/14 1:12 AM | Comment Link

    • Jhoover said...

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      06/22/14 1:14 AM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      “Can you solve this puzzle?”

      It’s already been solved. It’s called Revelations.
      And no one can change it.

      06/22/14 10:57 AM | Comment Link

    • teri said...

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      Since ISIS is known to be funded in part by the Sauds and splinter groups formerly related to ISIS are absolutely funded and armed by the US, one might speculate that this whole “we are now friends with Iran” is a simple bullshit subterfuge. We want the ME split up into sections and we want Iraq and Iran gone. Iran kind of has to help Iraq at the moment, as they are the only two Shia countries in the ME and both have long been in the crosshairs of the US, Israel, and House of Saud. Magically, we have provided a way to draw Iran into this mess. And watch us desert our new “friend” post-haste, call it an Iranian invasion or an Iran-Iraq “war” and then bomb the hell out of Iran.

      I am not surprised our “leaders”, the finest and most august group of satan’s minions ever unleashed on the planet, are trying to distract Iran with this, or that they have once again managed to suck another country into one of their black holes, or even that they armed these particular terrorists; I am only surprised that Rhouhani seems to think that if he helps address a situation we created, the US will somehow reward Iran in ANY way later.

      06/22/14 5:57 PM | Comment Link

    • Jhoover said...

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      are trying to distract Iran with this, or that they have once again managed to suck another country
      teri
      Iranians were chess inventor, they knew how to play it, are they?

      06/23/14 8:14 AM | Comment Link

    • Jhoover said...

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      Photo tells you more than words

      06/23/14 8:22 AM | Comment Link

    • Jhoover said...

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      We want the ME split up into sections and we want Iraq and Iran gone.

      The Fall of Tikrit, Mosul, and Some Thoughts on What it Means.
      What will happen to Iraq? Will it fall into chaos and end up with Iran coming in to pull security? I don’t know, and frankly I don’t think it’s my place to know.
      What my position does entail, however, is one of realistic commentary on what it was and what the possibilities were and still are. Can a military make a Middle Eastern country peaceful? Can a foreign power force democracy? Frankly, that’s not what militaries do—so why should it be surprising if it didn’t work in a place that apparently never wanted those things to begin with?

      06/23/14 8:41 AM | Comment Link

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