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The Dambusters
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/1/2014 9:00:29 AM

The siege of Baghdad continues as ISIS gnaws at Baghdad’s links to its field armies. (Snip) The NYT sheds tears for the destruction of Iraq’s cultural artifacts. “It is not just religious monuments like the prophet Jonah’s tomb that have been destroyed, but also statues of Abu Tammam, a famous Arab poet, and Mullah Othman, a beloved 19th-century musician and poet.” In this orgy of destruction is the key question is who’s on first? Just what the Obama administration is trying to achieve is not clear. David Francis writes in CNBC that Iraq is now a proxy war between the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: harper, 8/1/2014 3:56:56 PM     (No. 9949718)

...He can be friends with everyone and double-deal with everyone: Maliki, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel too — and no one will be the wiser.

Things have all been wired together in a very strange sort of way. Either all the plates are kept spinning in the air simultaneously or things come crashing to ground. The breathless audience sits in suspense waiting as the great magician saws the lady in half, levitates the table, tries to pull a rabbit out of the hat and duplicates himself when all they can see is a stage filled with the detritus of his failed tricks.

Therein lies the problem. He might not be able to pull it off...

We have seen Obama as mystery man, Obama as a captive of twin teleprompters, Obama as a gaseous balloon continuously kept in the air by outstretched media hands, Obama as the anti-Uncle Sam and now we see Obama as naive magician.

Why can`t this be a work of fiction?

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