Iran (so far away)

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Post by tr0g » 26 May 2015, 16:27

Hugh Akston wrote:Lindsey Graham is gonna make us pine for the days when we could just blame Senatorial chickenhawking on Grandpa McCain's PTSD.
He's running for President, too. Contemplate the thought of that buffon as president from the only appropriate place.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 26 May 2015, 18:14

tr0g wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:Lindsey Graham is gonna make us pine for the days when we could just blame Senatorial chickenhawking on Grandpa McCain's PTSD.
He's running for President, too. Contemplate the thought of that buffon as president from the only appropriate place.
Eh, Lindsey has no better chance of being president than Huckaboo. If we learned one thing from the Romney campaign, it's that nobody wants a President who moisturizes.
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Re: Iran (so far away)

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 26 May 2015, 18:32

"Pool rooms" is a funny euphemism for bath houses.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 07 Jul 2015, 19:01

I think this is what they call "good faith negotiations" In DC:
As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran's most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground.

The bunker-busting bombs are America's most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal.
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Post by Mo » 07 Jul 2015, 21:28

It's the geopolitical version of having Skadden on retainer.
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Post by Kolohe » 08 Jul 2015, 20:20

With standard DoD development time lines, these bombs were probably conceived with Soviet or Vietnamese targets in mind (or maybe Canadian)
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Post by Aresen » 08 Jul 2015, 22:35

Kolohe wrote:With standard DoD development time lines, these bombs were probably conceived with Soviet or Vietnamese targets in mind (or maybe Canadian)
Huh?
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Post by thoreau » 08 Jul 2015, 22:59

54 40 or fight!
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Post by Mo » 14 Jul 2015, 12:00

The punishment for violating sanctions should be bailing out Greece.
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Post by thoreau » 15 Jul 2015, 12:35

I have to conclude that Netanyahu has never actually met a Persian. They hate Arabs even more than he does. If somebody could just get him to sit down with a Persian for five minutes and talk about their opinions on the Saudis, he'd walk out of the room with a new best friend.
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Post by Randroid 2.0 » 15 Jul 2015, 13:38

Aresen wrote:
Kolohe wrote:With standard DoD development time lines, these bombs were probably conceived with Soviet or Vietnamese targets in mind (or maybe Canadian)
Huh?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Plan_Red

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Post by fyodor » 15 Jul 2015, 13:40

thoreau wrote:I have to conclude that Netanyahu has never actually met a Persian. They hate Arabs even more than he does. If somebody could just get him to sit down with a Persian for five minutes and talk about their opinions on the Saudis, he'd walk out of the room with a new best friend.
Hopefully the Persian would feel the same way. And then get his government in on the camaraderie.
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 15 Jul 2015, 14:28

Well, you know what they say. On man's Mede is another man's Persian.

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Post by Dangerman » 16 Jul 2015, 00:14

Mo wrote:The punishment for violating sanctions should be bailing out Greece.
I lol'd.

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Post by Mo » 23 Jul 2015, 12:29

Holy shit, Michael Oren is insane. Let's sanction China, the UK, France, etc. if they pulled out of the sanctions. Lolwut?
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 23 Jul 2015, 13:12

Mo wrote:Holy shit, Michael Oren is insane. Let's sanction China, the UK, France, etc. if they pulled out of the sanctions. Lolwut?
I read his Six Day War history, which is excellent, but he seems to have been driven insane by Tony Judt.
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Post by Aresen » 23 Jul 2015, 17:01

Mo wrote:Holy shit, Michael Oren is insane. Let's sanction China, the UK, France, etc. if they pulled out of the sanctions. Lolwut?
Israel would have embraced an agreement that significantly rolled back the number of centrifuges and nuclear facilities in Iran and that linked any sanctions relief to demonstrable changes in its behavior. No more state support of terror, no more threatening America’s Middle Eastern allies, no more pledges to destroy the world’s only Jewish state and no more mass chants of “Death to America.” Israel would have welcomed any arrangement that monitored Iran’s ICBMs and other offensive weaponry. Such a deal, Israeli leaders across the political spectrum agree, was and remains attainable.
AFAICT, that means "Sanctions now, Sanctions Forever".

Just as a matter of lulz, would Michael Oren support a symmetrical agreement imposed on Israel?
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Post by Taktix® » 24 Jul 2015, 09:26

Aresen wrote:
Mo wrote:Holy shit, Michael Oren is insane. Let's sanction China, the UK, France, etc. if they pulled out of the sanctions. Lolwut?
Israel would have embraced an agreement that significantly rolled back the number of centrifuges and nuclear facilities in Iran and that linked any sanctions relief to demonstrable changes in its behavior. No more state support of terror, no more threatening America’s Middle Eastern allies, no more pledges to destroy the world’s only Jewish state and no more mass chants of “Death to America.” Israel would have welcomed any arrangement that monitored Iran’s ICBMs and other offensive weaponry. Such a deal, Israeli leaders across the political spectrum agree, was and remains attainable.
AFAICT, that means "Sanctions now, Sanctions Forever".

Just as a matter of lulz, would Michael Oren support a symmetrical agreement imposed on Israel?
Dear Michael Oren,

If enough people dislike America that they get together en masse to chant "Death to America" there's probably very little that an international treaty can do to stop that from half a world away. Also, please kindly fuck off.

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Post by Jennifer » 24 Jul 2015, 09:31

We should've had Judge Lisa Gorcyca handle the treaty. She would've put all the Iranians in juvie until they properly loved America.
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Post by Andrew » 26 Jul 2015, 08:45

Releasing Pollard at the same time as the Iran deal is such a remarkable coincidence.
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Post by thoreau » 26 Jul 2015, 14:05

With sanctions soon to be lifted, the big question in Iran is now "Will McDonald's return?"
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Re: Iran (so far away)

Post by Kolohe » 26 Jul 2015, 14:21

The UK bookies should have a line on the first McD's opening in Tehran, Havana, and Pyongyang.
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Post by thoreau » 26 Jul 2015, 15:21

I was thinking about a joke about Disney movie tie-ins with Happy Meals in Iran, and I Googled and stumbled across an article about Frozen in the Middle Eastern Onion:

http://www.themideastbeast.com/frozen-iran/
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Post by Aresen » 26 Jul 2015, 16:40

Kolohe wrote:The UK bookies should have a line on the first McD's opening in Tehran, Havana, and Pyongyang.
My money is on Havana.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Jul 2015, 21:22

Aresen wrote:
Kolohe wrote:The UK bookies should have a line on the first McD's opening in Tehran, Havana, and Pyongyang.
My money is on Havana.


(Because why not, and I can't think of any songs for the other two capitals.)
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