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View Diary: Daily Beast covers Iraq with Ignorance, Apathy, Ignoratio Elenchi and Obama Derangement Syndrome (8 comments)

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  •  Kudos (3+ / 0-)

    for continuing to be what seems as if the only person in the world paying any attention whatsoever to what the Iranians are doing in this ongoing crisis. Whatever one's ideological or political attitude toward Iran, it is the height of madness to discuss unrest in the region without even bothering to notice legitimate Iranian interests there - which must be considerable, by any rational calculation. The dogged MSM silence on this aspect of the matter is mind-boggling.

    "[T]he preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country." - John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law. (1765)

    by AnacharsisClootz on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 12:43:33 PM PDT

    •  We're allies. (4+ / 0-)

      And no flow of moneys from the Saudis to the Bushes & Friends is going to change that.

      The Iranians have a well-reported two battalions of troops in Iraq. Plus equipment. And their officers and men are dying same as other combat troops.

      What surprises is that as soon as ISIS raiders run into an Iranian designed defense, they lose. Contrary to MSM and DoD connected publications, these raiders are low quality soldiers.

      "The illiteracy of our children are appalling." #43

      by waterstreet2008 on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:03:13 PM PDT

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    •  An Iranian general mentioned (3+ / 0-)

      having created a "second Hezbollah" in Syria. I'd warrant that they got a third one in Iraq.

      Iran can do what the US has failed at time and again... train up effective and loyal indigenous troops. Heck, they should sub the job out to Tehran.

      … the NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), said August 23.

      by mosesfreeman on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:09:08 PM PDT

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