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Your ignorance of what is happening in Lebanon is matched only by your cluelessnes of who or what a neoconservative is and what they represent.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 2.12.2006 @ 15:54


Forget about AP? Right.

Look - I could care less about the MOI. And I've written more posts on this blog about the corrupt crazies at the IM than I care to recall at this moment.

This has nothing to do with "rumors." It has to do with a story that is symptomatic of the way the news is covered EVERYWHERE. Not just in Iraq. And if you're brain is too shallow to digest what I wrote, why bother to comment?

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 30.11.2006 @ 17:48


We certainly know enough to know that the program is illegal, and no one has plausibly asserted otherwise (not least of all the Bush administration).

Okay tell me EXACTLY how the program violates FISA?

ANd if you even bother to respond to that you're an idiot. You're guessing. The reason is simple:


Bite me.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 30.11.2006 @ 12:51


Riiiight...and the reason we are going to talk to Iran and Syria is so that we can exchange Christmas cookie recipes...


Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.11.2006 @ 12:31


If Bush is in that kind of self denial, then there is precious little hope that anything will improve and that, in fact, things are liable to get much worse.

I see your point but at this point, I just don't think it matters. People are dying in droves and the country is torn asunder. Whatever you call it, the situation is bad.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.11.2006 @ 12:41

If I had my druthers I'd either do everything that it would take to turn the situation around (including the option advanced by some that we shoot anyone who looks sideways at us or the government) and waving goodbye and skedadling while wishing Syria and Iran luck in containing the violence on their borders.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.11.2006 @ 09:38


My point was that it doesn't matter semantically. People are dying and,as you correctly point out, there's nothing we can do to stop it.

To argue over semantics while the country is burning to a crisp is silly. That was my point.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.11.2006 @ 09:02

You're right. I'm counting the days. I think what this country needs is some good old fashioned escapist entertainment.

I'll start the countdown on December 16 - 30 days before the series starts.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 28.11.2006 @ 08:35


The media, the Washington elites, and the chattering classes who he thinks will give him credibility with us dumb hicks so that he can win the presidency.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 27.11.2006 @ 19:39


Shebaa Farms is a spit of land that buttresses Syria, Lebanon and Israel. It technically belongs to Syria. Israel has "occupied" it since their invasion of Lebanon. They have no posts in Shebaa but they patrol it on a regular basis. Lebanon claims it but the UN has ruled it is Syrian territory.

Syria has indicated it is willing to cede Shebaa to Lebanon - mainly as a way to make Israel look bad.

I may be mistaken but I believe Hizbullah ambushed that Israeli patrol and captured the two IDF men near Shebaa which started the war.

Hizbullah uses Shebaa as a pretext to stay armed and claim the mantle of "resistance" fighters. Resolutions 1559 and 1701 both place the fate of Shebaa in the hands of negotiators between Syria and Lebanon as part of the normalization of relations between the two countries.

It is ridiculous to blame the US for anything having to do with Shebaa. Israel uses the land as a forward observation post against Hizbullah and probably won't give it up until Hizbullah is destroyed or neutralized. And any agreement between Syria and Lebanon over the tiny piece of land would be dependent on the good graces of Israel to abide by it.

This is like Robert Fisk blaming the fall of Lebanese democracy on the US - insane Bush hatred that has no basis in reality. Unless someone is willing to destroy Syria's ability to meddle in Lebanese affairs, there is little that the US or world community can do to help. Syria is the villain here and no amount of twisting of the facts will change that.

Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 24.11.2006 @ 06:45

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