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William 'Ryan' Owens and Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki
William ‘Ryan’ Owens and Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki

Remember how Donald Trump was going to make sure that America’s fight against terrorism would get a lot smarter and better and winning-er, because under Barack Obama the war on terror was just terrible? In his inaugural address, Trump even said the magic words “radical Islamic terrorism,” which should have automatically ensured that we would win every engagement. Oddly, that seems not to have been the case in Sunday’s raid on an al Qaeda camp in Yemen, during which an American SEAL was killed along with dozens of civilians, including an 8-year-old girl, the daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, the Al Qaeda leader killed in a drone strike in 2011.

The raid was intended to seize computer equipment from the terrorist network al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and according to a “senior U.S. military official” who spoke to NBC News, the operation was not a leftover mission from Barack Obama’s administration, but was in fact the first clandestine strike authorized by President Trump. Despite Trump’s absolute certainty that he would be a much smarter, better Commander in Chief than Obama, the raid was subject to all the mistakes and uncertainties of any military operation, and as the official told NBC, “Almost everything went wrong.” Since the fog of war only happens to other, inferior leaders, we’re sure Trump will eventually find a way to blame Obama for the mistakes.

Or maybe he’ll just hope nobody pays attention, since his administration has plenty of monumental domestic fuckups to occupy the press right now, and the last we’ll hear about the raid will be Sean Spicer’s assertion on CNN this weekend that “we carried out a very successful raid against al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which resulted in the death of an estimate 14 AQAP members and the capture of important intelligence that will better enable us to counter and prevent future terrorist plots.” Spicer offered thoughts and prayers for the family of the “fallen American hero” — later identified as Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens — and took credit for the deaths of the terrorists, but conveniently forgot to mention the civilian casualties.

If you’re looking for more operational details of what went wrong, both the NBC story and the Military Times have plenty; in addition to the death of Owens, six Americans were injured, and the force lost a $70 million MV-22 Osprey in a “hard landing”; after the tilt-rotor aircraft was determined to be unflyable, it was destroyed by a follow-up U.S. airstrike. We’re going to focus instead on all those civilian casualties which were not supposed to happen, starting with an eight-year-old American citizen, Nawar al-Awlaki, who was also known as Nora. So far, it would appear a lot of American kids — at least two so far — are getting caught in the way of Trump’s winning against Islamic Terror. Here are the details from NBC News, which notes its source said the civilian deaths were unintentional:

The girl’s grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki, Yemen’s former agriculture minister, told NBC News a different story. He identified his granddaughter as the dead girl from a photo taken at the scene of the raid but based his description on what happened at the camp on conversations with what he characterized as Yemeni sources.

“My granddaughter was staying for a while with her mother, so when the attack came, they were sitting in the house, and a bullet struck her in her neck at 2:30 past midnight. Other children in the same house were killed,” al-Awlaki said. He said the girl died two hours after being shot.

“They [the SEALs] entered another house and killed everybody in it, including all the women. They burned the house. There is an assumption there was a woman [in the house] from Saudi Arabia who was with al Qaeda. All we know is that she was a children’s teacher.”

Al-Awlaki said the girl and her mother had fled the Yemeni capital, Sa’ana, where he lives, to escape the heavy shelling.

The Pentagon says only that “numerous” civilians were killed, while NBC reports Yemeni officials said as many as 59 fighters and civilians were killed in the raid.

The civilian casualties — like the Trump administration’s travel ban — is likely to turn into terrific propaganda for terrorists, since local populations simply don’t understand that to make America safe, we have to kill as many bad guys as possible, and if some civilians get in the way, that’s just how it goes.

Karen Greenberg, director of Fordham University’s Center on National Security, said the girl’s death will be a boon to al Qaeda propagandists.

“The perception will be that it’s not enough to kill al-Awlaki — that the U.S. had to kill the entire family,” she said.

Nora is the second of Anwar Al Awlaki’s children to be killed in a U.S. raid; two weeks after the 2011 drone strike that killed the American-born Al Qaeda leader, his 16-year-ld son Abdulrahman was also killed in a drone strike, although U.S. officials say he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time; the actual target of that strike was another al Qaeda leader. But even if both children were “collateral damage,” Ms. Greenberg says the death of Nora al-Awlaki is likely to play into AQAP’s propaganda:

She noted that as part of propaganda efforts, terrorist groups have begun to circulate photographs of children reputedly killed by U.S. forces. Photos of Nawar al-Awlaki alive and dead are already circulating widely in Arab media.

According to the New York Times, a Defense Department spokesman said the raid resulted in “valuable captured materials from the site that will help us gain a deep insight into the planning to help prevent terror attacks,” so that probably makes the civilian casualties OK. A Yemeni official put the number of children killed in the raid at seven, ranging in age from three to 13. The Times cited American military officials who blame terrorist groups “for putting family members, including women and children, at risk by sheltering them in compounds or bunkers that are the targets of airstrikes or commando raids.”

The Pentagon says it goes to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties, even cancelling raids or drone strikes if military planners believe there’s too high a risk of civilian deaths. If there ever is an investigation of this raid — as some human rights groups have called for — one question that should probably be looked at is whether President Trump authorized it even though there was a high chance of civilian deaths. We’re only asking. After all, this is the guy who said we need to “take out” terrorists’ families. If we were real White House reporters, we’d ask if the Trump administration has changed the rules of engagement or the assessment of possible risk to civilians in raids. Not that anyone’s getting too het up about some civilian casualties. Americans were good with drone strikes on wedding parties in Afghanistan, so we’ll probably be happy with more terrorists’ kids getting accidentally shot through the neck, too.

We’re so sick of winning already.

[NBC News / NYT / Military Times / Navy Times]

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  • SnarkON

    I feel safer.

    • Rick Hill

      I was saying boo-safer…

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Me, too, but Morley’s having none of it.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?
  • Lizzietish81

    I’m not sure this is something we can pin on Trump himself, or rather just good timing.

    BUT, that also doesn’t matter since the dumb mother fucker will probably say something stupid AND has already talked about taking out the families of terrorists.

    America. fuck yeah.

    • Michael R

      He did promise to put a stop to all bad things on day one .
      Sad .

    • Stulexington

      It’s not Trump’s fault so much as confirmation that he once again promised the impossible. Just like how we don’t really expect politicians to be personally responsible except the GOP keeps claiming to be the party of personal responsibility.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Trump Voter: “Our Navy Seals are being killed by little 8-year-old girl terrists? Ban the Muslims! This is why we need President Trump! Make America Great Again!!”

    • guppy06

      Buck stops whar?

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Susan Szews

    We can stop winning anytime now, I’m okay with it.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Who changed the definition of the word “winning” when I wasn’t looking?

      • BigBoppa ~ Résistant

        Charlie Sheen?

      • Stulexington

        Bannon?

      • Ill-Advised

        Kelly Anne?

  • Oblios_Cap

    If some other country landed troops and killed a bunch of Americans, I’m sure we would be cool with it. Otherwise, why are we doing it to them?

  • beingreleased

    When will Trump be leading the troops into battle like Bush did?
    Bush Bravely Leads 3rd Infantry Into Battle
    http://i.onionstatic.com/onion/235/original/608.jpg

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      On horseback with Putin.

    • Msgr_MΩment

      I call photoshop. None of the real shoulders has his/her rifle raised and pointed. I know I would.

      • o’look Skwerl!

        Not when you battle the brush of one thousand leaves.

        • TheoLib

          Perfect!

  • Oblios_Cap

    If Trump was really tough he would make the Yemenis pay us for the $70 million aircraft we destroyed.

    • dslindc

      That’s true. It was their hard ground that broke it, obviously! Pay up, Yemen!

      • Oblios_Cap

        I’ve decided that I’m going to send my neighbors bills for the privacy fence I rebuilt last year. USA, USA!

  • cmd resistor

    Definitely Obama’s fault.

  • dslindc

    Mission Accomplished™

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Well, that didn’t take long. We’re great already!

    Now, McCain can finally get back to what he does best: yelling the word, ‘feckless’ over and over on Sundays.

  • dslindc

    “But those civilians are probably muslin and/or brown, so no big, right?”

    -Sean Sphincter, probably

  • TCB

    Listen, Trump said he’d kill terrorist’s families, we should applaud him for at least sticking to his campaign promises, right?

  • memzilla Ω

    Well, we HAD to do this. They build their stupid houses out of non-flammable mud bricks and concrete instead of bamboo and it’s not like we can just send our soldiers in there with Zippo lighters to “save” their villages.

  • Beanz&Berryz

    My ceresnarkum is having a hard time engaging… These sorts of charlie foxtrots have been happening all along, but during this week-plus…. it’s sadly even less surprising…

  • Michael R
  • WomanInTheResistance

    No snark. This is heartbreaking.

    • Chadwells

      What’s heartbreaking is that this happened 3 days ago and most people are only hearing about it now.

    • goonemeritus

      It would be to much to hope that this will give him pause the next time he plans to win bigly.

      • WomanInTheResistance

        It would be.

  • “The perception will be that it’s not enough to kill al-Awlaki — that the U.S. had to kill the entire family,” she said.

    No snark but this is exactly what Trump said he would do, word for word.
    Congrats, America, we have become the enemy

    • GoutMachine

      American war crimes are the best war crimes!

      • Lascauxcaveman

        I didn’t used to think so, but they now have a certain whiff of American Greatness to them, so, “YEW-ESS-AY! YEW-ESS-AY! YEW-ESS-AY!”

    • Suttree

      Become? I think we turned into the enemy about 14 years ago.

    • Swampay

      Wish I could upfist this but it makes me too sad/angry

  • Villago Delenda Est

    Shit happens. Especially in the arena of military affairs. Donald, being a draft-dodging coward, of course does not know this.

  • cmd resistor

    OT, but CNN reporting that the 2 finalists for S Ct are headed to DC for drama before the announcement. Certainly sounds like a combination of Miss Universe and The Apprentice. CNN: “Another one of the sources, familiar with the White House plans, said the administration is taking extraordinary measures to build suspense and keep the final selection under wraps for as close to the 8 p.m. EST announcement as possible.” RATINGS.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Damn. I feel bad for not giving a shit. Not.

    • Jesus fuck. Prime time government picks.

      • cmd resistor

        It would almost be funny if it was, funny.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      How do you keep 60 million assholes in suspense? Donald knows all about that!

      • Michael Smith

        Lots of cheese?

    • Michael R
      • Villago Delenda Est

        Call in the Unknown Comic!

    • boyblue122

      one of the candidates is a centrist (Hardiman) and one makes Scalia look sane (Gorsuch). Guess which one hes choosing

      • Msgr_MΩment

        Go, Pittsburgh, then.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Is it possible der Trumpenfuher actually wants a win this time, and will go for the one who’s a slam dunk, passing Dem vetting with a smile and thumbs-up?

        I think that would lack a certain drama that man seems to be intent on causing.

      • cmd resistor

        Will there be a prize if I’m right?

        • willi0000000

          yes . . . you will be awarded points.

          [ . . . collect 100 points and you can trade them in for an attaboy ]

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Who’s it gonna be?🌹

    • Stulexington

      Today on “what will Trump do next” we have the announcement for his supreme court nomination. But first a word from our sponsor.

      L.L.Bean. It’s where everyone should shop.

      And we’re back, we have an impressive lineup for you while we wait for the main event, Trump’s pick …

    • Msgr_MΩment

      Two judges, one rose.

      • laughingnome

        Two men enter, one man leaves.

      • Creepoman

        Or one cup?

        • Msgr_MΩment

          That’s on Pay-per-view.

      • Michael Smith

        They have to fight to the death on C-SPAN.

        • calliecallie

          If only that were how we’d run the election, Hillz would be president and Trump would be dead (with votes). Sigh.

    • Quick, avert your eyes from the Dow Jones dropping like a rock for the second straight day!!!

    • OneYieldRegular

      Speaking of The Apprentice, when Trump called Sally Yates did he actually just yell into the phone, “You’re FIRED!”?

      • Celtic_Gnome

        He probably did it by email. He is a coward, after all.

  • goonemeritus

    This can’t be Trump went to a military academy for high school, he should be right up there with Eisenhower when it comes to military strategy.

    • beingreleased

      I used to watch M*A*S*H, so I know about military strategy and surgery.

      • MynameisBlarney

        I played FPS vidja games so I am an expert marksman and tactician.

      • goonemeritus

        Not to mention you should be able to build and run a still

        • MynameisBlarney

          And make people named Winchester, Burns and Hot Lips absolutely insane with your hijinks, pranks and shenanigans.

          • goonemeritus

            I personally have never condoned shenanigans.

          • MynameisBlarney

            That’s how the commies win.

          • Crank Tango

            Yes, but do you sanction buffoonery?

          • MynameisBlarney

            Or tomfoolery?

          • GoutMachine

            What about malarkey?

          • MynameisBlarney

            *narrows eyes*

            Easy there…
            Gettin’ a bit too close to Blarney.

          • beingreleased

            I have a son named Pierce. I didn’t realize where I subconsciously got the name from until later.

        • beingreleased

          I looked into this once. There are at least two stages in the process which can result in death, so I did follow through.

      • Suttree

        Lawrence Fishburn was on an episode the other day, and I went to the same grade school in Brooklyn as he did. So I think that makes me Clean from Apocalypse Now.

        • Villago Delenda Est

          That makes you Tina Turner’s husband!

      • laughingnome

        And snarky one liners.

      • I used to play Battlezone, so I will be able to kick the crap out of our wireframe, see-through enemies.

    • Michael R

      It’s a good time for everyone to get bone spurs

    • Crank Tango

      Chump is a five-star chickenhawk.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      So he’s used to getting fucked in the ass?…

    • He even got a medal (for tidiness)

    • OneYieldRegular

      he should be right up there with Eisenhower when it comes to military strategy attendance.

      FTFY

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Not sure while this oldie is running through my head right now. Perhaps the thought of American citizens fleeing to California for refuge from the current coup?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACf5ZYxPqes

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Oregon is quite welcoming too.

      • BadKitty904

        I know California is en route to becoming a sanctuary state, but I don’t know much about Oregon. Does it snow there?

        • WomanInTheResistance

          Occasionally. Sometimes more than that. It depends on which part you’re in.

  • Lefty Frizzell

    “The perception will be that it’s not enough to kill al-Awlaki — that the U.S. had to kill the entire family,” she said.

    A perception perhaps fed by Trump saying that’s exactly what he’d do?

    • boyblue122

      creating a crapton more terrorists in the process

  • GoutMachine

    Could you imagine being the family of a service member killed in the line of duty and getting a call from fucking Trump?

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      “I gave the order, it was the best order, just tremendous.”

    • Lefty Frizzell

      I doubt he would make that call unless there was an election coming up. Why do people keep insisting that he’s going to react like a normal human?

    • boyblue122

      Mike Pence would have to make the call….not Drumpf.

      Donnie doesnt have emotions so he doesnt care

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        an election coming and cameras on him, otherwise crickets

        • boyblue122

          exactly

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Ask the Kahns how much they want that.

    • zerosumgame0005

      that would be a 3 second call and all he would say is he “prefers servants, uh, soldiers who don’t die, weak!”

    • MynameisBlarney

      He’s going to delegate that to Pence.

    • Like he’d do that. Pfff..

    • Kakkeltje

      How about having to put your life on the line because of an order from Donald fucking Trump..

  • mPEEg

    I’m sick of winning too, Dok. In fact all this #winning is making me sick.

  • UncleTravelingMatt

    Failing Donald Trump promised to have families of suspected terrorists tortured. They are just being killed instead. Weak.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      Sad!

      • Shoto

        Low-energy.

  • JMP

    Good job Donald, you’re definitely going to win that “Best Recruiter” award from both ISIL and Al Qaeda again this year!

  • Crank Tango

    I wonder how much of a kickback Chump gets from ISIL for recruiting?

  • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

    If this really happened, where are the pictures of Little Baby Donnie playing in the (non-Blitzer) Situation Room? FAKE NEWS! FAKE NEWS!

    • Suttree

      They don’t let him twat there. He doesn’t stay long.

  • Chadwells

    You can never take away the fact that she was an American 8 year old, killed by America. Regardless of who her father was.

    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      Or what passport she had.

  • Antonin Dvorak

    I believe it is time for a random Rowan Atkinson clip:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_kloG2Z7tU

  • Lance Thrustwell

    The psy-ops aspect of our military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and anywhere else in the Middle East is not just important, it is of *primary* importance.

    Why? Because the enemies we are fighting – Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS – are ideological entities, NOT national entities. If people continue to be motivated to join them by what they see as American imperialism or cruelty… we will never run out of enemies. If we don’t win hearts and minds, we will not win. Period.

    Am I wrong about this?

    • Beanz&Berryz

      You’re completely correct…

      And I would add, that we rely on allies there and individuals of shared values there to fill the gaps in the perception of us and to help patch up messes that we make. Undermining all those folks is doubly damaging…

      Our war there is bad. Doing our war there stupidly is a crime… figuratively and literally.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You are not wrong, and you are lightyears smarter than the GOP.

      Unless they really do want to never run out of enemies. Which is not entirely out of the question.

      After all, Hitler thought a war every 20 years would keep the German people on their toes.

      • GoutMachine

        Oh, heavens no. Then what would we do with all that sweet, sweet defense contractor money?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Spine = officially chilled. Thanks VD.*

        *Hm, maybe not best abbreviation. I’ll work on it.

    • MynameisBlarney

      The MIC has no idea what you could possibly mean.

    • They could run out of enemies if they killed all the not americans… Literally all of ’em…

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Now that’s thinking outside the planet… er, box!

    • Nope

  • Bill D. Burger

    I’m beginning to think the strategery’ of this Horror Show in the White House is to fuck up so much, to have to many wretched things go wrong, it will (as it did with Trump in the primaries and general) simply tire out everyone and the press, no one will be able to point to any one or two things (there will be dozens of FUBAR events going on at once) and they will get everything, in the end, that they want.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Already happening….

    • MynameisBlarney

      The ol’ “Baffle ’em with Bullshit” strategery.

      • They sure as hell aren’t dazzling us with their brilliance!

        • MynameisBlarney

          No…no they are not.

  • Crank Tango

    I hope the Seals enjoy being turned into a 2-bit death squad.

  • o’look Skwerl!

    Stalin found a way to deal with competent leadership in the military: PURGE!

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    Has anyone pointed out that this happened under Obama all the time?

    • Shoto

      “Both sides do it.”

      — David Brooks

      • Lance Thrustwell

        I think you just wrote his next three columns. He should send you a check.

    • Bitter Scribe

      Yeah, but at least those kids weren’t killed by a strike authorized by Hillary Clinton, so all the purity ponies, Berniebros, etc. can sleep better now, right?

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Well, Hillary, as we know, would have enslaved the children for her pizza sex ring.

        • (Major_Major_Major)ly_Pissed

          Waste not, want not

        • Crank Tango

          She did have some good aspects, yes.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          In pedophile sex parties for the… upper crust.

          • AnnieGetYerFun

            Ugh, cheesy.

          • guppy06

            “Hide the pepperoni.”

          • Sandy Beaches

            …where little Mary Narra was in high demand.

            I’ll see myself out now.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        A few years back, under Obama, there was a US drone strike in Afghanistan that killed a bunch of kids. The village wrapped up all of their little bodies for burial (they were all under 7, if my memory serves?). I had just had my daughter, who (mixed brown and white) looked a LOT like these tiny little things. I cried for weeks and I will never forget it.

        It’s not that both sides do it, just that the outrage needs to ALWAYS be there.

    • Suttree

      The joys of eternal war. 16 years and counting. Yeah we took a couple of years of under Bill.

    • Lizzietish81

      Oh it will be.

      The difference is that Trump openly called for the deaths of families of terrorists and will say something stupid in response.

      Obama had the political savvy to NOT say dumb shit like that and look contrite when it did.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Yeah, I get that. But it doesn’t make the slightest difference to the surviving relatives of the charred victims.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Donnie is really making a lot of friends in the Muslim world. The intertubes’ are absolutely ablaze on jihadi websites with pictures and information about the travel ban and Donny’s speeches…..He’s the finest recruiting tool for ISIS, alQaeda…etc., in history___and it’s only the start of week #2. Yeah!

    • Villago Delenda Est

      He’s got a lot more work to do if he wants to surpass the deserting coward and the Dark Lord as the best recruiter for Al Qaeda. But he’s well on his way to being a wet dream for Daesh.

    • ResistanceFighterCaptainHowdy

      That is his intent.

      • Bill D. Burger

        Indeed! Result: Military build up and reelection in 2020.

  • You can’t make a tasty Freedom omelet without breaking a few civilian children.

  • ArgieBarfie

    It only took a week for Trump to become a war criminal.

    Thanks, Obama.

    • Sandy Beaches

      I’m surprised he held out that long

  • GoutMachine

    I mean, those kids should have known better than to pal around with terrorists. Why didn’t they just leave? If they were so innocent, they wouldn’t have been there.

    • Crank Tango

      If they like America so much, why don’t they immigrate here, huh?

  • stankbait

    Trump thinks he is Race Bannon but he is really just a Little Johnny Quest.
    Without the Adopted brother Hadji. This Johnny Quest has Steve Bannon as his wet nurse.

  • HolidayinCambodia

    “The crooked media never blamed Carter for his disasterous Iran hostage
    rescue failuire! But they blame Donald Trump now. Sad.” [sic]

  • Bitter Scribe

    Attention Disqus: When you eat my comment, just say so, OK? That full-screen GIF is not cute. It’s annoying.

  • Michael R
  • Bill D. Burger

    ISIS, especially, is giddy that Trump is in. They were dispirited and losing ground and now Trump and his Horror Show have already given them a sense of renewal and hope for a BIG new start. Their recruitment efforts have quadrupled since he was sworn in.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/homeland-security/316697-trumps-refugee-ban-is-the-perfect-isis-recruiting-tool

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/donald-trump-is-already-recruiting-terrorists-for-isis.html

    • GoutMachine

      I’m the best recruiter! Just tremendous. #winning

    • Michael R

      If they let ISIS do an enormous amount of destruction they can convince
      idiot America that only they can protect them during the next election .

    • Crank Tango
      • No YOU read that in Rowan Atkinson’s voice!

      • SullivanSt

        Is it as cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?

    • MynameisBlarney

      That’s exactly what trump…uh, I mean, bunion want.
      How else are they going to justify spending even MORE on military build up?

      • Bill D. Burger

        And: “Only WE can protect you from the Radical Islamic Terrorists that OBAMA created just before he left. Vote for us in 2020.”

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Since we’re not likely to get many new local allies (who know WTF is going on and can really help us fight terrorists) after the fucking Muslim ban, get ready for more of this shit. Sigh…

  • SullivanSt

    Killing the young daughters of our enemies? How Reaganesque!

    • Crank Tango

      Can’t rape’em all I guess.

    • Not Biblical, The young virgins are supposed to be married or enslaved

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Did they accidentally bomb the French embassy on the way there?

  • Bob Fandrich

    I’m pretty sure that

    “Warfare Operator” = Warrant Officer

    /pedantry

    • snark-lurker

      the grade of “Warrant Officer” stopped being a thing once, Is it back?

      • Villago Delenda Est

        Only in the USAF. The Army has TONS of “Warrant Officers”. Most helicopter pilots, for example.

        • Bob Fandrich

          And SEALS are Navy dudes. And yes, Navy has Chief Warrant Officers (usually they come among the from CPOs, like the deceased)

        • Notreelyhelping

          Well, you fly that bird good, boy. I warrant you might as well be an officer.

      • Bob Fandrich

        Oh, thanks for making me look it up. Military Times says he’s a Chief Petty Officer. Just like Don Rickles!

        So I get to be wrong, too, durnit.

    • guppy06

      Then who operates the warfare?

      • Bob Fandrich

        Some guy named “Blannon” or some such.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Overheard in Pro-Trump forums:

    The left protest about Trump, but they’re strangely silent about King Raedwald’s invasion of Northumbria in AD 616.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Buncha blame-America-first cherrypickers, that’s us!

    • Stulexington

      Thanks Obama.

    • BadKitty904

      Those Saxon bastards…

    • And the Capture of Jerusalem under Raymond of Toulouse

    • proudgrampa

      Ah, they got us there, huh?

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        I admit I am stumped.

    • SmokinGood

      Personally, I’m enraged that the flood defenses in Keswick, Cumbria failed during Storm Desmond. Inpeech.

    • boyblue122

      sounds like comments made in an Onion article

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      da fuq?

    • See, I know you’re lying ’cause there’s not a chance in hell that ANY Pro-Trump person would know anything about that.

    • WomanInTheResistance

      Why on earth are you going to pro-Trump forums?

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        That didn’t really come from there. It came from the Twitterverse.

        But, Pro-Trump forums are like a like mental asylums for special needs children that have massive behavior problems.

      • Jo Mathie

        Ignore it or pretend it was Obama’s plan and therefore his fault. Trump will say nothing.

    • Michael Smith

      Yeah, seriously, where were the liberals when the Siege of Candia was taking place, huh? Where were all the tears then?

      That’s a joke, but I really have been rebuked by alt-righters with references to the long-running Ottoman-Hapsburg rivalry of the early modern era.

    • OneYieldRegular

      And nothing, just nothing about Ruggiero defeating Rodomonte at the Siege of Paris.

  • proudgrampa

    Amurka! Child-murderers!

    Fuck, yeah.

    Jesus is coming and boy, is he pissed.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      About that and the entire fundigelical movement, among other things.

    • Crank Tango

      Oh, he isn’t from one of those banned countries?

      • proudgrampa

        I have said elsewhere that he wouldn’t be admitted to the US under the new guidelines.

        • Crank Tango

          Then we won’t have to worry about him!

        • chicken thief

          BUT HE’S WHITE!!1!!!!

      • hendenburg2

        I mean, Palestine isn’t a country, so he’s probably good.

    • Bill D. Burger
  • BreakingDeadMen

    Where are Dr. Paul and the other ‘libertarians’? They cried those crocodile tears about her father, who was actually making war against the US when Obama ordered the strike, yet the death of this poor girl whose only crime was an accident of birth under Trump’s command? Crickets.

  • laughingnome

    Spicer is whining about Dem Senator’s stalling – that means stalling is a good tactic. Keep it up. It’s getting to them.

    • cmd resistor

      Trump, also, too, in this morning’s whiny tweets.

    • Creepoman

      It seems that, so far, their one guiding principal has been “what will piss off liberals the most?” Turnabout is queer play, or something like that.

  • anwisok
  • Msgr_MΩment

    Sean Sphincter just said, “the numbers don’t lie.”
    Okay, so then it must be YOU that’s lying. Period.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      Alternative numbers.

    • It’s pretty easy to lie about the numbers, all of the million, million and a half people sitting at my desk right now agree with that.

    • cmd resistor

      Seems like he says that a lot.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Trump simply asked his generals, “How come ISIS is allowed to kill civilians and we’re not? How is that even fair?”

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Why does Sean Spicer always sound like there is a stick up his ass?

    • Villago Delenda Est

      It’s his nature?

    • VagendaofNastyWoman

      All that cinnamon gum he swallows is gumming up the works so to speak.

      • That’s all I had to know about the guy to know he was not a good person. Cinnamon gum is (and cinnamon hearts, or any cinnamon flavoured booze are) only consumed by truly bad people. (Go ahead, flame me, you’ll only be proving me right!)

        • boyblue122

          Big Red libelz

    • BreakingDeadMen

      My guess is the stick has something to do with it.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Because, stick up his ass?

    • ServantToTheStars

      It’s an entire battalion of Green Army Men anal beads and the guy with the bayonet is lodged in his sphincter.

    • Do you know what’s brown and sticky?

      A stick

  • tehbaddr
  • snark-lurker

    “collateral” civilian deaths…SOP for the US now. “Hey there’s a mouse in the house! Your orders: blow the fucking house up! Raze it to smoking rubble. Oh, women & children inside? Wrong place at the wrong time, shit happens. BFD.”

  • Relativicus

    Drone strikes in Yemen, too! In fact, we appear to be at war with Yemen. But keep it to yourself. I think they’re getting suspicious so the last thing we want to do is let on we declared war against them.

    • BreakingDeadMen

      We have always been at war with Yemen.

      • Jennaratrix

        I thought we have always been at war with Eastasia?

        • BreakingDeadMen

          Time for re-education, Winston.

          • Jennaratrix

            Dammit. Not Room 101 again.

    • Actually the US claims that at least one of the Yemeni rebel groups fires missiles at US ships …

    • Officially the USA is backing the Yemeni “government” which is actually the government that Saudi Arabia imposed on that country. Then over the past few years the Houthis, an ethnically and religiously diverse group backed by the Saudi enemy Iran

    • Historicat

      Haha – declared war. We don’t do that any more!

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Seems to me that Bannon is trying to provoke another terrorist attack in the US and say “I told you so”. It’s gotta be big, tho.

    • Crank Tango

      Hmm who will he blame if they’ve already banned all the muslims?

      • MynameisBlarney

        Mexicans?

      • Quebecois?

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Marinus van der Lubbe?

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Obama. Duh!

    • SmokinGood

      I thought that much was obvious. I think even he knows you need a good excuse before you can declare martial law and call out the national guard to shoot some hippies.

    • I had the same thought

    • C4TWOMAN

      And I think they want to make it happen fast enough to avoid impeachment.

  • DahBoner
  • BreakingDeadMen

    Greg Maddux, the best pitcher of his generation, sometimes intentionally threw a hittable ball right down the middle of the plate when he had a lead in a game, just so he would put the idea in the batters head that they could look for it again. Likewise, Beltway Bob Spicer and Kellyanne Conway ought to consider throwing in the occasional truth just to keep us all off guard. ‘Cause right now, fuck ’em, I can tell they’re lying ’cause their lips are moving.

  • Ωbjectifier

    Chief Special Warfare Operator = child murderer

    • snark-lurker

      But I thought all of our guys are always HEROs!

    • Meccalopolis

      That rank does not exist. He is a chief petty officer

      • Ωbjectifier

        I know. I didn’t call out CPOs as murderers.
        JSOC operates outside the boundaries of international law and common humanity. Murderers all.

  • Cousin Itt de La Résistance

    Christ on a Ritz cracker, Sean Spicer is a whiny little bitch who is totally out of his element.

    • laughingnome

      Perfect spokesman for this administration.

  • chicken thief

    “If we were real White House reporters,….”

    SPEAKING OF WHICH, Alex Jones done got him some good US dollars and hired Jerome Corsi to be the WH correspondent for InfoWars!11!!! No more relying on the lame stream media – InfoWars is ON it!!!!

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Please say you’re kidding.

      • chicken thief

        I am cereal*! I saw a Jerome Corsi tweet announcing the news.

        * h/t to South Park’s Al Gore episode

        • Mr. Blobfish

          Corsi is such a fraud. From his latest:

          In “Partners in Crime,” Corsi provides readers the names and addresses of state attorney generals throughout the country, explaining that any one state in the Union can get a temporary restraining order from a state judge to place the Clinton Foundation in receivership and launch law enforcement examinations of Clinton Family philanthropic fraud accomplished on a global scale.

          If the Clinton’s are such crimers, why didn’t he call the states attorneys general himself?

      • Nope, Jones has accreditation

  • Mr. Blobfish
    • snark-lurker

      You creep I just ate dinner. damn

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Dinner!?! Where do you live? Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan?

    • “What’s the secret of my popularity?” [Dipshit] repeated. “Honestly, it’s my looks.”
      “I’m very handsome,”

  • Crystalclear12

    Are we great yet? Can we stop now?

    • CogitoErgoBibo

      Winning is 24/7. Can’t let up on that.

  • Shalimar

    People are focusing on the wrong thing.

    Trump approved the clusterfuck. He didn’t have anything to do with clusterfucking it. That was the Seals. Similar situations undoubtedly have happened many times during the Obama administration.

    The difference is that the Trump administration leaks like a sieve so we actually know everything that shouldn’t be public knowledge about how this one went wrong.

    • Claire

      Who needs special investigations when your administration can’t get to Twitter to spill the tea fast enough?

    • boyblue122

      He has Bannon directing this crapshow.

      First time a seal team 6 member was a casualty in the very first Drumpf coordinated attack

    • snark-lurker

      women/children/civilians get in the way: Fuck’em. Fuck’em all for being in the wrong place at the wrong time donut matter who sent the SEALs in, FUCK’EM!

    • cheetojeebus

      Down to the reason and target being computers. Seems counter productive to me to announce that detail.

    • Rags

      No, the right thing.

      To wit: Four Five’s baseless and now discredited assertion that HE could run these raids huugely better than Obama.

  • MynameisBlarney
    • cheetojeebus

      one word: Diapers.

    • ViveLaRésistance

      While his butt is large, I was more disturbed by his patchy diseased-looking scalp.

  • boyblue122

    OT – If you ever wondered what drugs Drumpf supporters were on, wonder no more

    KERMIT, W.Va. – This town of 392 people in Southern West Virginia is suing out-of-state drug distributors that shipped nearly 9 million highly-addictive pain pills to a single ,pharmacy there in just two years.

    http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-cops-and-courts/20170131/flooded-with-pain-pills-a-wv-town-strikes-back-against-drug-distributors-

    • I think John Oliver mentioned that town on his segment on opiods…

    • Crank Tango

      Kermit, not Pepe?

      • boyblue122

        lol…i forget which frog

  • C4TWOMAN

    Fight terrorism by killing American child relatives of terrorists!

    Hmm…think that PR slogan needs work.

    Also, Osprey’s are overpriced crap. Dunno why they still make them.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      To replace the ones that break and fall out of the sky…

    • Lori

      Because Bell Helicopter has an army of expensive lobbyists and plenty of VP positions to offer to folks in military procurement for after they retire.

      Also, if it works that way most overpriced defense projects work parts manufacturing is spread out over multiple states, all represented by key members of the appropriations committee.

      • C4TWOMAN

        You know the first Osprey I saw IRL was buzzing my ‘hood and I thought wtf? Okay not UFO… So I read up on these bastards, and you know they’re kinda sci-fi cool looking…if you ignore the inherent designs flaws of something with wings that rotate, putting the electrics at a massively greater risk of fraying/breaking/shorting/whatever.

        Just use a fracking chopper for fucks sake. I know in theory an Ospery has better aerodynamics than a chopper, but that provided the wings don’t burst into flames …

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Favorite Trumpster “reply” to a US Army Veteran critical of Trump’s implementation of a “Muslim Ban”:

    DEPLORI RULES jjrae
    ‏@jjraegirl

    Replying to JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUAL³³º¹
    your bleeding heart crap has caused most of the damage I. This country including single parent families etc! You are destructive!
    Retweet

    In later tweets, she claims to be a public school teacher.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      With any luck, Betsy’ll put her out of a job.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    When is Trump taking his act on the road again? He must be bored out of his mind without the cheering and fawning crowds.

    • Crank Tango

      Hopefully we can hook him up with some crowds.

    • cmd resistor

      Going to Palm Beach for a vaycay weekend, I hear. Also, too, maybe some crowds will show up to greet him.

      • natoslug

        Hopefully Bugs Bunny will be there.

        https://media.giphy.com/media/zNyBPu5hEFpu/giphy.gif

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        Oh there definitely needs to be a crowd both when Airforce 1 touches down and as close as they can get to Mar-a-Lago. Some nice big signs, also too.

        • cmd resistor

          150 folks showed up on short notice in front of the courthouse in Vero Beach when a local minister posted this morning on FB to go. Estimate was 90 anti-ban and 60 Trump supporters but photos looked like less Trump people. There was also a group at the Palm Beach airport on Sunday. So I would be surprised if people didn’t show up to greet him.

        • cmd resistor

          Here’s the FB page for the planned event: https://www.facebook.com/events/215886468875632/

  • SayItWithWookies

    Maybe I wasn’t paying attention, but I don’t recall us losing an Osprey during Obama’s administration — and I’m thinking that’s because they weren’t employed in situations where it was better not to use them. Am I to believe that now we’ve got a complete gung-ho know-nothing in the White House that we’re going to be throwing troops and hardware willy-nilly at any goddamn situation he thinks calls for it? Because if so — we’re gonna see stop-losses and worse shit than we did when Dubya was fucking things up.

    • proudgrampa

      I agree with your sentiment.

      However, I seem to recall that Osama bin Laden’s capture involved the loss of a helicopter (maybe not an Osprey). Just sayin’.

      War is fucked, no matter who’s waging it.

      • jowgajen

        We lost one or two Osprey’s in the Bin Laden raid. It was likely a riskier and more aggressive than typical raid. The question is, is EVERY raid at that level in the Trump admin? Too soon to tell.

        • proudgrampa

          You would just hope that the generals and planners would not succumb to the political pressure to do something without at least a little uh, planning.

          • jowgajen

            The ethics are completely different than those of the Justice Dept. The military is rightfully sworn to follow the civilian authority of the Commander in Chief. They cannot refuse a lawful order, regardless of personal risk.

      • shaar dula

        yes we lost a vehicle in abbottabad. the scale and scope of the missions are not comparable though. nor is the meditated thought that went behind the respective operations.

        • proudgrampa

          Agreed.

    • Obama thought that putting troops on the ground unnecessarily put US lives at risk. There is also the problem that if you overuse special forces the enemy stands more chance of killing or capturing one.

      There is not an infinite supply of SEALs or Rangers and sooner or later you will be sending substandard troops into harms way

    • Doug Langley

      I vaguely recall something about one or two crashed copters that kicked Carter out of re-election.

    • Nockular cavity

      I’m thinking that’s because they weren’t employed in situations where it was better not to use them

      Maybe Ospreys should not be used in situations that involve “flying” or “troops.”

  • shaar dula

    I can’t go beyond the fact that that little one is dead.

  • BreakingDeadMen

    Say what you will about Trump, but after just a week and a half his first 100 days are already the most impactful of any American President since Pinochet.

    • efoveks

      Impactful, like a meteor hitting Wall Street at 8am on a Tuesday.

      • BreakingDeadMen

        No, that might actually be a net positive.

      • Nockular cavity

        Ironic, like a drone strike on your wedding day.

  • Michael Smith

    “we have to kill as many bad guys as possible, and if some civilians get in the way, that’s just how it goes”

    No. No, you don’t understand. In their minds, there is no such thing as brown-skinned civilians.

    • SmokinGood

      All persons within 500 meters of a suspected AQ member are hereby declared to be honorary terrorists.

      • efoveks

        Participation trophy– gone oh, so wrong.

        • Michael Smith

          Jesus, you know if one of them reads that joke they are going to start referring to Arab civilian casualties as participation trophies.

          • efoveks

            I had to read that twice to get the full sense of it. Yikes! (and you’re right)

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Trump is an expert negotiator and I’m sure he’ll find a way to make human life cheap.

  • Treg Brown
    • Jenny

      If only he had cleaned out his earwax before the election!!

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Is this MAR person an ordinary dipshit or a celebrity dipshit?

      • Treg Brown

        I’d have to say extraordinary dipshit.

    • Doug Langley

      If only Trump had showed some racism before the election, we would have been warned!

      • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

        There were some subtle indications. Someone in a coma could be excused for missing them. Anyone else, not so much.

        • Creepoman

          Terry Schiavo knew Trump was a racist.

      • Crank Tango

        But someone who’s friends with Omarosa can’t be ALL bad, can they?

    • Courser_Resistance

      Well, his Twitter handle is CasinoLif3. ‘Nuf said.

    • Lori

      Who is this dipshit?

    • SayItWithOtters

      Some of the entries on areyousorryyet are truly amazing.

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Sean Spicer looks like he’s about to blow a gasket. Has a WH press secretary ever had a stroke live on TV?

    • laughingnome

      No but there’s a first time for everything

    • SmokinGood

      Well, have you ever had Trump bellowing in one ear while Wolf Blitzer yammers in the other? All day, every day. I can’t imagine a worse fate than that.

    • efoveks

      That would prove beyond all doubt that he is not up to the job. Sad! Weak! Also, I would have to laugh.

    • Crank Tango

      Maybe he’ll pull a Budd Dwyer.

    • At least he won’t have to sleep under his bed tonight, hiding from this particular Kiddie/Terrorist.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jtsfMU90w

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      I’ve been wondering how the White House EMS is staffed

    • Historicat

      He’s not the member of that administration I want to have a stroke.

  • Jenny

    That’s what you get for not being born white and rich!!!! Why won’t these people ever learns?!?!?

    Also too, forgot the mantra. Fuck Trump!

  • bookish

    The effects of a 20% tariff on Mexican goods.

    http://nbcnews.to/2jR4HNH

  • BrianW

    I don’t ask for a lot from this blog, but I do have a request for Dok, the Editrix and whoever else monitors the non-comments. When some trolls show up and start talking about how the little girl was A Daughter of an Enemy of the State, so deserved what she got, would you please just banhammer the fuck out of them right away? People who can justify killing a child don’t deserve a hearing, of ANY type.

    • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

      AMEN! (sorry to yell, but fucking inhuman troll shit!)

    • snark-lurker

      Flag’em. Flag’em all!

      • BrianW

        Oh, I’ll do that too, never fear.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    https://twitter.com/valentinemiele/status/826498496152756224

    Correlates 100% with POTUS45’s theory of putting the most incompetent person in every cabinet position. @SwiftOnSecurity

    Jonathan Cox ‏@hackdba 2m
    2 minutes ago

    More
    Replying to Valentine Miele and SwiftOnSecurity
    Well they did film Hackers in NYC. So that counts for something right?

    • Crank Tango

      He just mispronunciated 911, that’s all.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      He knows how to hide his pron good…

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        His “security consulting firm” had its website hacked and destroyed within hours of his selection for that position.

        • snark-lurker

          for reelz?
          !

          • DoILookAmused2u ?

            yep. It’s gone bye, bye. He disabled the domain after much fail.

          • snark-lurker

            thx

        • Beanz&Berryz

          But did they find his pron?? Hmm?

    • SmokinGood

      Probably made him babysit Barron or something. I hear The Cyber is contagious.

    • Uhh, I thought the proper shorthand for this administration was just “cyber”. There’s a big problem with cyber, and Drumpf knows a lot about cyber, more than the cyborgs, probably.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Lulz4l1f3 ‏@Lulz4l1f3 4m
        4 minutes ago

        Replying to Valentine Miele and SwiftOnSecurity
        His cybersecurity acumen is only exceeded by his success as an underwear model.

      • Unmutual Tetsu Kaba

        Now he’s making the Borg Collective look good

    • boyblue122

      Live look in at what Ghouliani has running on his computer

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oz3YuWfaKvI/maxresdefault.jpg

    • Doug Langley

      You should know they still haven’t hacked his Etch-A-Sketch.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      He does own a cyber security company for what it’s worth.

  • Michael Smith

    If you live in the Middle East, my advise is this: find some real estate owned by Trump or one of his shell-companies, and hang out near it for the next few years.

    • snark-lurker

      now that’s sum right propper advise

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      You may be safer from U.S. military action, but the risk of being killed in a terrorist attack would go up.

      • Michael Smith

        Damn. There’s just no winning over there.

        • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

          No “winning” ANY fucking place these days.

      • Suttree

        Who knows in what sort of repair these building are and how well they are insured. I wouldn’t put it past him to blow up one of his own buildings. Yeah yeah I’m not going Larry Silverstein level conspiracy theory. Yet.

      • WotsAllThisThen

        And the taco bowls suck.

    • shaar dula

      nah man. sample of one, anecdotal note. only people willing to park their money in such properties are people as vain as you know who. most monied people have better options. just like most monied people in America have better options.

      • Jenny

        I think he meant just rent a room in a Dump hotel, and just plan all the jihadi stuff there…

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      I’m pretty sure those are NOT going to be good places to be. It won’t just be a retail chain that has big targets on their buildings.

  • Suttree

    OT: Haha! Remember when the Republicans were going to be a check on Turnip?
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republicans-check-on-trump

    • Courser_Resistance

      I shook my head then, just like now. They thought they could control him. NOT!!! If things were not so fucking catastrophically horrifying, I’d be laughing at their hubris.

      • Suttree

        It’s not like they even tried.

        • Probably because they were so giddy about all of the potential maleficence they could commit on thier own.

      • Doug Langley

        Now be fair. How can they possibly have time to control him when they’re so busy approving his nominees?

    • Martini Ambassador

      Profiles in courage, the bunch of them. Or, wait, that other thing: cowardice.

  • bookish

    http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a52710/trump-white-house-chaos/

    It has been said of the new president* and his White House full of talk-show ghouls that his principal power lies in the shattering of political norms and of the dismantling of political tradition. (His chief advisor, Steve Bannon, a descendant of House Harkonnen, was quoted as saying that he wanted the “whole system” to crash. Good morning, America, how are ya?) Certainly, nobody can look at the events of the first two weeks and not believe somewhat that unleashing chaos was part of the new administration’s governing strategy.

    • snark-lurker

      KAOS! IT’S ALIVE!!!!

      )sorry about that chief(

  • Martini Ambassador

    OT, but just saw Liz Warren on the French national news.

    • Jenny

      For her constitutional crisis speech, mebbe?

      • Martini Ambassador

        Yes!

    • proudgrampa

      Was she speaking French?

      • Martini Ambassador

        No, but even through the overdubbing, the passion came through.

  • proudgrampa

    Totally OFF TOPIC.

    It has come to my attention that I have received over 18,000 upvotes from you, my friends at Wonkette.

    I wish to express my appreciation to each and everyone of you who have expressed an approval of my meaningless scribbles and writings. I shall endeavor to carry on in the work of attempted snark and accept this award on behalf of my family, who declare that I really don’t have a sense of humor.

    Peace!

    Resist.

    • And you just got another one!

      • proudgrampa

        You are sweet!

    • WomanInTheResistance

      And another one.

      • proudgrampa

        You’re sweet!

    • Courser_Resistance

      And another! You deserve every single one!

      • goonemeritus

        It’s possible that I may have drunk up-voted once of twice.

        • proudgrampa

          I’ve done that, man!

    • Suttree

      We like you! We really really like you!

    • dxyseilc

      Sending you a downvote, just so you don’t get too full of yourself… :)

      • shaar dula

        rofl.

        • Kellyrpayne

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !sr320c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !sr320c:
          ➽➽
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    • shaar dula

      fair warning grampa: this is extreme vetting. have you ever cursed my or subsequent generations for not being serious or responsible enough? have you ever started a reprimand with “in my days …” ??
      if you answered yes to any of those questions, you ought to celebrate the possibility that despite those warnings half the junta here thought atleast half of your musings were “cool”.
      so would you reconsider? :)

      • proudgrampa

        I’ve never cursed anyone who didn’t deserve it.

        Now get off my lawn! ;-)

    • Creepoman

      And one from me also, too! I’m just glad you’re paying me the same amount for upvotes as I get paid to protest the orangufacsist.

      • proudgrampa

        With what I get paid here and $5, I can get a latte at Starbuck’s.

        To be clear, the five bucks did NOT come from here.

    • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

      I heard it was a million and a half.

    • BadKitty904
      • proudgrampa

        You’re sweet!

        There must be a million people out there!

        • BadKitty904

          Ah, see, you reach more than you know! :0)

    • lroom

      Have another one on me.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      And another one, just ’cause it makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger than myself.

      • proudgrampa

        Oh, you are. YOU ARE. Cheers!

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    https://twitter.com/apblake/status/826496551824535552

    Olivemama
    🍸
    👩‍👧
    ‏@Olivemama5 7m

    Replying to Andrew Blake and Sean Spicer
    Guiliani can’t find his AOL CD to load the internet onto his computer

    • Martini Ambassador

      I can’t EVEN with that bunch.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Commander X ‏@CommanderXanon 27m
        27 minutes ago
        Replying to Andrew Blake
        *facepalm* | @apblake @PressSec

    • Bub the Hoohah! loving Zombie

      Ghouliani thinks a knowledge of punch cards is vital if you are to truly understand “the cyber.”

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        You sure he doesn’t think punch cards are two things that make poker night more fun?

      • CogitoErgoBibo

        But, but, he only died of dysentery 3 times in Oregon Trail this week! Expert!

    • WotsAllThisThen

      All passwords must go through extreme hashing.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Giuliani says that all hashtags must begin with a noun, a verb and then end with a 9, a 1, and another 1.

  • SOMEWHAT OT: HERE’S WHAT 30 YEARS OF UNRELENTING PEDERASTORY AND BUGGERY WILL DO TO A FELLAH DEPT

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f94fe469c1bb760a951d9ff9ec807e2f9045715695ac1d28fec796f608ce4c39.jpg

    Who Would Jesus Encourage to Commit Suicide?

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/01/new-york-priest-tells-anti-trump-protesters-to-commit-suicide/?comments=disqus

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/333339b0e0651b10de8263cc808d96c4c26b4bb5d3fd6614909f3e0dae417d5b.jpg

    “Why don’t you? You know you’ll always hate Trump, and it’s so easy. Why don’t you?”

    • Grokenstein

      But aw, he wuz jus’ kiddin’, dontchano. And he had an underling say he can has regrets and stuffs! #tossatrumpkin

    • Suttree

      The love of jeebus compels you!

    • boyblue122

      him first

    • Crank Tango

      Hopefully, the satanic pope will fire his ass.

    • Sandy Beaches

      My contempt for Trump supporters is growing exponentially. Does this rash on a moose knuckle know how offensive that first picture is or is he completely unaware that hundreds of people jumped out of the Towers on 9/11 and that image brings that day immediately to the minds of those with a working cerebral cortex?

  • Grokenstein

    BENGHAAaaaaah, nevermind.

  • BadKitty904
    • More money for the robber barons! YAY!

      • BadKitty904

        DOn’t think for a moment they won’t spend whatever they have to spend to crush the unions permanently and erase Organized Labor.

  • bookish

    Does Trump respect the rule of law?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/01/31/daily-202-trump-sacking-acting-a-g-raises-new-questions-about-his-respect-for-the-rule-of-law/588feeb8e9b69b432bc7e09d/?utm_term=.be101173bf95

    — Trump’s order was reviewed by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel before it was issued. But Yates said in a memo explaining her decision that the OLC failed to take into account intent, which is relevant in a court of law. Over the weekend, Rudy Giuliani (who is lunching with the president today) went on Fox News to say that Trump told him he wanted to have a “Muslim ban” and requested that the former New York mayor work with experts to show him “the right way to do it legally.” (Any kind of religious test would be plainly unconstitutional.)

    • snark-lurker

      Hairsay! You canut prove anything!

    • boyblue122

      Also, they let 100,000 Jewish people from Israel who had dual citizenship in one of the seven countries into the US

    • Doug Langley

      Loose lips sink ships, Rudy Dearikens.

    • theblackdog

      I call BS that he actually had it reviewed.

  • WomanInTheResistance

    Good gracious, I really loathe these people.

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      I passed ‘loathing’ months ago. I’m somewhere around ‘heat of a thousand suns’ right now.

  • DoILookAmused2u ?

    Apparently Trump is going to speak to the family of the Navy Seal that was killed.

    This could go not well.

    • Grokenstein

      Don’t worry, the family will be held at gunpoint and warned against making any sudden movements or loud noises or expressions of grief that might upset the Lord and Master.

      • cmd resistor

        And also, too, will have to sign a non disclosure agreement.

      • OrdinaryJoe

        They will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement before he will meet with them.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          Now this would actually not surprise me.

      • Roadstergal

        Any pocket Constitutions will be impounded.

      • Oblios_Cap

        They had better not start lecturing him on climate change if they know what’s good for them.

    • Clyde Barrow

      He’s already insulted a Gold Star family, that’s all you need to know about Trump’s thoughts on those who have actually sacrificed for America.

      • DoILookAmused2u ?

        Yeah, if he tells them, “I like Navy Seals that don’t get killed”, can we impeach him?

    • Doug Langley

      “I’m the greatest commander you ever saw, the best, just the best, and I like soldiers who don’t get themselves killed.”

      • Grokenstein

        “These people saw the millions and millions of peasants who came to my inauguration! (mug) Tell ’em! Tell ’em about all the millions! …Hey baby, don’t cry, I just copped a little feel. You can do that when you’re a superstar! (smirk)”

    • “Thank you for your sacrifice. Speaking of sacrifice, have you seen all the buildings with my name on them?”

    • ez

      “I like SEALs who don’t get killed”

    • SpideySenser

      Talk about awkward. Unless of course they voted for him. It is possible.

      • Roadstergal

        I honestly hope they did. Because if it’s a family that didn’t… and they lost their son… and then Cheeto visits…. That’s insult added to profound injury.

        • SpideySenser

          Ugh! Can you even imagine a most insincere “prayers and thoughts” from that fuckhead? Unless you voted for that shit.

    • Sandy Beaches

      “I’m sure you voted for me…did you notice the size of my inauguration crowd…biggest ever”

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Not just a tweet?
      He sees it as a photo-op, I guarantee it.

  • Obviously, Trump needs to personally lead these operations from now on.

    • Suttree

      Fastest fragging in history.

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        Probably before they left the States.

    • Grokenstein

      Headline: TRUMP DROPPED IN PLACE OF CLUSTER BOMB

      I am now wondering how Trump and his basket intend to remain in office. It won’t be by legal means nor peaceful ones. Maybe Trumpy himself is delusional, but Bannon ain’t.

      • I keep seeing people muttering about a coup, but wouldn’t that work better if they weren’t pissing off or firing the intelligence people, the military leaders, the judiciary, and basically anybody who doesn’t immediately fall into line? You can only go so far with your army of right-wing bloggers and a handful of sheriffs.

  • Roadstergal

    “The perception will be that it’s not enough to kill al-Awlaki — that the U.S. had to kill the entire family,” she said.

    Where on earth would they get such a perception from? I mean, other than Donald Trump’s own fucking words on the campaign trail?

    • boyblue122

      he said it on Fox News

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        Doesn’t that make it objectively true? That’s what they keep telling us!

  • WotsAllThisThen

    OT it was mildly amusing watching Spicer claim “it’s not a ban” only to have someone read him Trump’s own tweet calling it a ban.

    • laughingnome

      He later referred to it as a ban.

    • Clyde Barrow

      Sean Spicer is the Ralph Wiggum of Press Secretaries. It’s funny watching him get his feathers ruffled by simple questions.

      • Grokenstein

        “Me not in loop? That’s unpossible!”

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Simple questions like, “Why did the President feed us such an obvious lie?”

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          <>

      • ez

        Going back a bit, more of a Ron Zigler, busy defending the undefendable.

      • John Resistant Tovarich Smith

        “My breath smells like cat litter!”

    • Apple Scruff

      CNN had it captioned something like “WH: It’s not a travel ban. TRUMP: It’s a ban.”

  • ViveLaRésistance

    Shit. Pres. Bannon is actually going after the families. LITERALLY GOING AFTER THE FAMILIES.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      whose families?

    • snark-lurker

      the OrangePOS campaigned on it!

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        And the mouthbreathers went for it, without once thinking, what if it were MY kids? Because lack of affect has affected an entire voting block.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Fuck

      • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

        Eloquently put, sir.

    • Clyde Barrow

      And ISIS, Al Qaeda, and every other idiot with a cause and a gun are saying..”thank you for the recruitment tool!”

      • Celtic_Gnome

        And that travel ban is going to be so effective at keeping the internet out of American homes like the last couple of terrorist attacks on American soil.

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      Hey, it worked for Goebbels!

  • I’m late, have we recieved the “But Obama did it too” trolls? Or have they been too busy infesting the Twitter enclaves to bring their rancid equivocating here?

    • Joe Beese

      Well, it was kind of funny the way the Doktor omitted any mention of who was president in 2011 to authorize the drone strike that “accidentally” killed the first of al-Awlaki’s kids.

      Maybe the answer is in Wikipedia someplace, but who has the time to look it up.

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Right on cue… Don’t be that person, Joe. The reason Dok didn’t mention it is because we are all well aware who was president in 2011. In fact, a good many of us were critical of the civilian casualties- we just weren’t self righteous about it…

        • Roadstergal

          Oh, and Obama didn’t CAMPAIGN ON THE PROMISE OF KILLING THE FAMILIES.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            In fact, he tried to avoid it. But I guess there’s just no difference between “accidentally” taking collateral damage and gleefully targeting civilians to some people. To the rest of us, it’s possible to regret or disagree with the former, while still having far more anger towards the latter.

          • Joe Beese

            The only evidence we have that Abdulrahman’s death was accidental is the claim of two anonymous Obama administration officials.

            http://www.webcitation.org/6AZJJKOsB?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fworld%2Fnational-security%2Fus-airstrike-that-killed-american-teen-in-yemen-raises-legal-ethical-questions%2F2011%2F10%2F20%2FgIQAdvUY7L_story.html

            That may be good enough for you. It’s not good enough for me.

            And if it was accidental, where was Obama saying “OMG, I’m so sorry that this American child was killed! It’s so tragic and regrettable!”

            Instead we had the Press Secretary sneering “Maybe he should’ve had a more responsible father”.

            Sorry, of the 9,237 things that are uniquely detestable about Donald Trump, his indifference to killing the children of suspected terrorists is not one of them.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            Sigh, I tried. You have no more evidence that his death was intentional than I do that it was an accident. In fact, president Obama has clearly stated that he wasn’t a target, but rather collateral damage. If you can’t see the difference between Obama making a tough call to go after Ibrahim al-Banna and Trump licking his chops at the idea of killing the families of terrorists, I don’t know what to say. Likewise, if you think Obama was lying about the accidental nature of his death, then I guess we’re at an impasse. Believe what you will. But I guess Grokenstein was right and I owe him an apology.

          • alwayspunkindrublic

            My mom’s husband had the contrarian gene. A decent enough guy in many other ways, but he loved to exasperate others by being intransigently oppositional. Once he started, he’d get more ridiculously entrenched the longer he went on. I learned to shrug and ignore the bait 30 years ago. There’s no winning, and no cure for it.

          • boyblue122

            You dont think Obama and his former staff have good intel sources after working with seal team six when they took down Bin Laden?

          • CatCafe de la Resistance

            Are you seriously trying to imply that Obama was “indifferent” to the deaths of children? Seriously? You’re here, essentially supporting Trump, and bashing Obama, over THIS?

          • Mike Steele

            Make that 9238…Sean Spicer couldn’t even invoke the name of Trump’s first military casualty.

        • Grokenstein

          Joe IS that person. It’s not something he can help.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. I get that he’s strongly opposed to the use of drones, an issue that is highly controversial and rather contentious amongst progressives. Like the hot button abortion issue, nobody LIKES the idea, but people of good faith can disagree about whether it should even be considered. The snark, however, we can do without when it comes to kids dying.

          • Rick Hill

            I think the human costs of having boots on the ground would have been immeasurably worse. From rapes on up, the civilian populace takes a heavy toll in a war. That shouldn’t have happened. And once happened, shouldn’t have been allowed to spread. And the aftermath should have been dealt with.
            So, basically, I do blame Obama for not using his time machine to go back to the Eisenhower term and nip this all in the butt. Instead he went back to ’37 and ensured we would have free obamaphones.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          I don’t think you’re new here-you already know that this is what Joe does.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            my bad- I tried to nip it in the bud

      • Crank Tango

        It’s a real mystery, isn’t it.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        I think we can recall who was president in 2011, thanks.

        And putting quotes around accidentally seems to give the impression that Obama liked to jaunt around killing folk just because he could.

      • Me not sure

        I don’t like the indiscriminate nature of drone strikes. This raid used a boondoggle aircraft , the MV-22 Osprey, which should never have been funded, to put people on the ground. You would think that there would be more discretion used in kill/no kill situations when people are eye to eye with children. This needs to be investigated because an 8 year old American citizen should never be deliberately targeted by US forces, no matter who her parents are. Was an order given to kill them all? If so, who gave it?

        • Jack Tenhet

          I agree with you. I never liked the concept of drone strikes at all because I feel it removes the human element from the equation. If something looks like you’re just playing a video game and you don’t actually have to look someone in the eyes to kill them, then is the trigger more or less likely to be pulled? I don’t know because I’ve never been in a combat situation but I suspect it’s easier to kill when it doesn’t “seem” like killing.

          What we need are not better ways to kill people but better ways not to have to kill people at all.

          • Alternative Pony Ron

            I recall this coming up during Vietnam, when innocent civilians were being killed by B-52 crews who were just dropping sticks of bombs where they were told to.

          • Jack Tenhet

            I’m not a contrarian, mind you and I preface all of this with my complete lack of knowledge or experience in combat situations. I’m not saying that drone strikes are absolutely wrong or absolutely right either. I’m really just tired of all the killing and personally think we’d do better using time, money, science and resources to find a way to stop killing each other.

          • Mike Steele

            And our poor shlubs on the ground being grateful when they did. Sadly, it’s not these folks, with intimate knowledge of what ‘carnage’ really is, but STD warriors like Trump making the go/no-go calls these days.

      • Sandy Beaches

        Not that mistakes weren’t made, but I’m pretty sure the previous president never vocalized the desire to intentionally kill the families of alleged terrorists. Then again, you’ll dismiss that because your kind don’t do nuance.

      • doktorzoom

        Or perhaps I assumed people know who was president in 2011. We have a reasonably smart readership that is not unaware of the last eight years. If you can point to any posts where I’ve written “YAY! DRONES! I love how Barry does all the droning!” please provide a link.

        We’ve criticized Obama’s military fuckups here, like the bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz, as well as his drone policy.

        Oh no, we failed to praise Obama, guess he’ll never love us now.

        • Jack Tenhet

          Thank you, Dok! You’re absolutely right and I can attest to the fact that criticism is given regardless of party affiliation just as praise is given regardless of the same. Keep up the great work!

    • Rick Hill

      Well, Obama took a shit so you see? It’s just like trump taking a shit all over the laws an constitution and stuff.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    The vortex of hypocrisy just goes on and on. We buy oil, send big petrodollars to the Saudis who give small amounts that are just enough to get their home grown jihadis out of their county and into the Arab world (like the teacher that was in the raided house) so they can make just enough chaos to give us an excuse to bomb and kill them. Then the cycle just keeps repeating.

    • JoeChristmas

      And the side vortex of fossil fuelers paying off the GOP to keep climate denial alive and kicking.

  • gene108

    I thought Trump was supposed to be the candidate, who’d get us out of these Middle East conflicts…

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Right? How will we have a war with China if all those pesky Middle East wars aren’t finished.

    • Historicat

      Right but that was before they explained to him that “nuke everything until it glows” isn’t a strategy.

      • Roadstergal

        Nobody has the spine to explain that to him, is the problem…

  • SpaceCaptainWarlock

    Trump is really doing wonders for recruitment of extremists it seems.

  • ez

    Now here is the golden nugget:

    “U.S. officials disclosed Monday that the Osprey had been in a staging
    area near the raid site and was not targeted by hostile fire, calling
    the mishap a “separate but related incident.”

    An Osprey crashes (‘hard lannding’) munassisted by enemy fire, as famed Marine Gomer Pyle would say “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise”.

    • Ωbjectifier

      What say you Wiki:

      The V-22 Osprey had 8 hull-loss accidents with a total of 36 fatalities. During testing from 1991 to 2000 there were four crashes resulting in 30 fatalities.[1] Since becoming operational in 2007, the V-22 has had four crashes including one combat-zone crash,[2] and several other accidents and incidents that resulted in nine fatalities.

      Damn thing is a widow maker.

      • ez

        Gomer gets a “Wiki Certified Fact” award.

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        Can’t have the F-35 (which Donnie promised to make ‘cheaper,’ if you remember) be the only worse-than-useless aircraft in inventory, can we?

    • Hardly Ideal

      If memory serves, surprise landings are the V-22’s primary purpose.

      • Roadstergal
      • ez

        controlled surprise landings I believe. Those ‘hard landings’ appear to interfere with the Human cargo and it’s ability to function as designed and trained.

    • Miles Monroe

      Likely “vortex ring state”, same thing that downed the Black Hawk in the bin Laden raid.

  • OrdinaryJoe

    They will now have the photo of a dead American child killed by the US Navy as the tool to recruit followers dedicated to killing Americans. This is fucking insane.

    • Ωbjectifier

      I remember when you would get court-martialed for this kind of shit. Now you get medals and promotions.

      • axelbeingcivil

        I dunno, My Lai had politicians calling American soldiers traitors for trying to rescue children from being killed by other US soldiers.

    • Miles Monroe

      … or maybe calculated and deliberate; more terrorists -> more terrorism -> more War of on Terror spending = Profits !!!

  • TJ Barke

    #sickofwinning

  • Lazslo Anton Zapotec

    Conway and Spicer will dismiss the young girl’s death as Trump delivering on his campaign promises. Fascists have no shame or humanity.

    • Roadstergal

      I wouldn’t have thought it a year ago, but I think, now, the Republicans will happily back a “You have to be tough on terrorism and kill the children” stance.

      Except McCain and Graham, and they haven’t gotten fuck-all done against Donnie so far.

      • Alternative Pony Ron

        I wouldn’t count on Walnuts and Miss Lindsay maintaining any sort of moral stance, myself.

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      Yes, the demonization of even the children is a pure page from Goebbels’ playbook, which they’re obviously working from.

  • TX Dept. of Space Tacos

    FWIW, this is from the WH.gov statement, right before they get around to sending thoughts and prayers to the service member killed and the others hurt:

    “In a successful raid against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, brave U.S. forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members and capturing important intelligence that will assist the U.S. in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world.”

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      Did they also mention how much the chocolate ration was to be reduced increased this week?

  • Hardly Ideal

    (checks wrist watch)
    …yup. It’s Sad Music o’ Clock.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBaM8eutHOg

  • The Wanderer

    Ms. Greenberg is correct, unfortunately. Every dead noncombatant will be used as a recruiting prop by AQAP, or ISIS or ISIL or STP or PDQ or SOB or IHOP.

    • Zyxomma

      Or AOT,K.

  • Vaara Thaumetergist

    Very little on this coming out clearly. This was planned prior to Trump…but my understanding is that Trump cut back on the force by 75% or better as well as eliminating the need for additional support helicopters. In short Trump pulled a Carter. Anyone else see the new Commander in Dump as anything other than a fool here if this is true? Women and possibly children killed. No actual sucess. One dead American soldier that died without the support he should have had. Six wounded….for the economy of the attack. Sad.

    • CatCafe de la Resistance

      Not sure what you mean by “pulled a Carter.” Carter successfully negotiated a peaceful release of hostages held by an enemy state, which Reagan took credit for. I think you mean a “Rumsfeld”–sending troops into a pointless situation without adequate support and equipment.

      • Vaara Thaumetergist

        The reference is the failed attempt to free the hostages by force. Essentially it had less resources committed than what was needed to give it a reasonable assurance of a positive outcome(primarily in ground support and backup helicopters_ and was a bit of a debacle (not as much though as this raid appears to have been). Going to give you a thumbs up though for the reference to Reagan who like Trump had dealings with the enemy to help assure personal victory. Sad.
        For those interested in history… I think Wikipedia has this correct…

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Eagle_Claw

    • shaar dula

      Please hold on to your horses and to your undergarments, The Honorable Senor Gowdy will be conducting detailed and thorough investigations post haste on this very issue right after he is done playing with his legos.

  • Mavenmaven

    The worst part of all of this is that now with Trump’s people handling the news, one doesn’t even believe official reports about the attack, so we are essentially now all like conspiracy theorists with no legitimate source of reliable information.

    • wavicles

      Ehhxcellennt…

  • Chadwells

    Hmmm…must be one of those “alt-facts” Nora was American, you ignorant fucking Spicer fuckwit.

    “Sean Spicer Says U.S. Citizens Won’t Be Targeted in Anti-Terror Efforts”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/wh-us-citizens-won-t-be-targeted-anti-terror-efforts-n714966?cid=public-rss_20170131

    • Alternative Pony Ron

      Oh, please, he’s already writing out his excuses for US citizens being targetted WITHIN THE US.

  • Vaara Thaumetergist
  • Alternative Pony Ron

    Ayatolla Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini famously called the US ‘the Great Satan.’ Why, if I may ask, do you keep trying to prove him RIGHT?

  • Puck

    The NYT had an article out that seemed to say that while the military had been planning this for months, Obama never went ahead with it because he thought it was too risky. Trump decided it was worth the gamble. I’m not exactly sure if that would be considered “changing the rules of engagement” but it does, imo, highlight that yet again he has no fucking clue what he is doing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/29/world/middleeast/american-commando-killed-in-yemen-in-trumps-first-counterterror-operation.html?_r=0

  • Chadwells

    Well that didn’t take long for these murderous fucks. Disgusting.

    “White House walks back assertion military won’t target US citizens overseas”

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/317234-white-house-walks-back-assertion-military-wont-target-us-civilians-overseas

    (I hate The Hill too)

  • gingerland62

    He just couldn’t wait to play with his new Seal Team 6 playset.

  • Mike Steele

    In lieu of SCOTUS Apprentice, just reading a piece in Reuters about how Donald’s butt-buddy Vlad is ratcheting up his Arctic military presence – nuclear-powered icebreakers, corvettes w/cruise missiles, new bases at Murmansk and on islands nearer the Bering Straits. If not POTUS, someone must be taking this seriously, since Norway has welcomed US Marines for first time since cold war. Put your money in king crab…if the Deadliest Catch guys faced obstacles before, they ain’t seen nothing yet…

  • Verena Block

    #ALLLIVESMATTER

    or not

  • Mike Steele

    also, too, they kicked it up a notch in eastern Ukraine, where they cut off a town of 16,000 in zero-degree weather with no heat or water. And, of course, there’s our faithful friend,Bibi, about to declare that he is annexing turf where illegal settlements are built. Meanwhile, the 23% of eligible voters who put this rube in office will be watching the smoke’n’mirror show he stages daily for their enjoyment…& distraction.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    “We have to go after their families…”

    • Keith Taylor

      Yes. That’s exactly what the total bastard did say, and later that we have to use torture too, because we’ve been too soft. He won’t give a damn about this. Either the little girl or, probably, the SEAL. And the longer he’s commander in chief, the worse he’ll screw up, because what else has he ever done, even as a businessman? It will always, of course, be other people’s fault.

  • Upsetti Spaghetti

    Who cares, she was a terrorist

  • Celtic_Gnome

    I assume that Mr.Sphincter (or his boss) was just too dim to use the omelette metaphor?

  • Kellyrpayne

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    • sgt. jmk of the résistance

      We aren’t especially fond of fake-blonde liars called Kellywhatever around here, cupcake. You’d better pack up and go.

  • mardam422

    But these freedom bombs help make America great again. Not like the freedom bombs that Kenyan Obama used to drop. So there’s that.

  • Wookie Monster

    How long until Trump starts demanding to be addressed as “Generalissimo?”

  • Wookie Monster

    Who’s bored with winning yet?

  • Agatha Crunchbucket

    Take them out before they can breed …. don’t see a problem !

  • Vaara Thaumetergist

    Just a quick update….but it appears that what we feared with President Trump as commander-in-chief is as bad as many thought. Poor intel, poor plan, undermanned, lack of backup, lack of support, and of course civilians needlessly killed. Worst CoC first operation ever in history.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-military-probing-more-possible-civilian-deaths-in-yemen-raid_us_5892bf5de4b0af07cb6b8930?

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