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New Banning Policy | Main | Morning Thread (8-27-2015)
August 26, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (8-26-2015)

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But the more we learn about the farcical nature of this deal, the more Israel's calculus may tilt in favor of an Israeli attack - if not in 2015 or 2016, then in 2017 when Obama is no longer president. After all, the hell Israel would pay if it attacks Iran must be weighed against the threat of a nuclear Iran. Barak's account, if accurate, adds plausibility to the view that Israel sees the latter as more hellacious.

In a very real sense, then, the key people evaluating Obama's deal aren't U.S. Senators and Representatives, but rather Israeli generals, intelligence chiefs, and ministers. They are the ones who, effectively, can nullify the deal.

It seems to be that with every revelation of a major Obama/IAEA concession to the mullahs, the prospect that Israel will exercise its veto increases.

-- Paul Mirengoff

And this article by John Bosma makes the case that if Israel does attack Iran, it will very likely have to use low-yield nukes to be sure of taking out Iran's nuclear facilities.

Quote of the Day II

REPORTER: And anything you wish - I'm sorry - that you had not done or that you'd done differently?

JIMMY CARTER: I wish I'd sent one more helicopter to get the hostages and we would have rescued them and I would have been re-elected.

But Neo-neocon rebuts Carters regrets and shows that the botched rescue (and even the entire crisis) were the results of multiple sequential bad decisions by Jimmy Carter.

Given that the shah's occasionally violent riot control during the revolution was now Exhibit A in Iran's human-rights case against the former regime and America, Carter wanted to avoid killing Iranians, so he had insisted that if a hostile crowd formed during the raid, Delta should attempt to control it without shooting people. Burruss considered this ridiculous. He and his men were going to assault a guarded compound in the middle of a city of more than 5 million people, most of them presumed to be aggressively hostile. It was unbelievably risky; everyone on the mission knew there was a very good chance they would not get home alive. Wade Ishmoto, a Delta captain who worked with the unit's intelligence division, had joked, 'The only difference between this and the Alamo is that Davy Crockett didn't have to fight his way in.'"
Even after it became known that the Shah was suffering from cancer, President Carter was reluctant to allow him entry to the United States, for fear of reprisal against Americans still in Iran. But in October, when the severity of the Shah's illness became known, Carter relented on humanitarian grounds. "He went around the room, and most of us said, 'Let him in.'" recalls Vice President Walter Mondale. "And he said, 'And if [the Iranians] take our employees in our embassy hostage, then what would be your advice?' And the room just fell dead. No one had an answer to that. Turns out, we never did...".

Should the Government Decide Which Political Positions Disqualify One from Dispensing Chicken?

And the Denver city council says YES!

Chick-fil-A's reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage has imperiled the fast-food chain's potential return to Denver International Airport, with several City Council members this week passionately questioning a proposed concession agreement. .

Lopez compared Chick-fil-A's past politics to divisive remarks made this year by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about immigration and other issues, saying: "I would throw up in my mouth a little bit if we did business with Trump."

Kniech, Lopez and other members said DIA's reputation was at stake, although airport officials view the concession as a big potential money-maker.

Obamacare's Implicit $1,200/Year 'Wife Tax'

Daddy Government is your life-partner now.

De Blasio Proposes Tearing Up Times Square To Deal With the Boobies Problem

9/11 'Dust Lady' Dies of Cancer at 42


Oh and just a reminder of our new old commenting policy:


Le Shock: Leftie Who Denounced McCarthyism Was In Fact a Soviet Spy

Countries Using Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions

Well of course they did. That was the whole purpose of the offset scam in the first place.

How Denmark Deals With An Airport Bomb Prank

The scandis may be mostly smug squishes these days but they can still deal with trouble-making foreigners firmly and expeditiously when they choose to.

A 15-year-old Norwegian has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, deportation, and a six-year ban from Denmark after he made a prank bomb threat at Copenhagen airport for a YouTube video.

The youth, who is of Middle Eastern descent, remains in Danish custody more than two weeks after making his ill-advised gag as he was checking in his bag on August 12.

Walmart Stops Selling ARs, Some Semi-Automatic Shotguns

But this report from a Walmart manager suggests that this is simply because they were poor sellers for the company rather than a capitulation to PCdom.

Fan Theories Vs. Deep Readings

Well fan theories are fine as long as they're clearly labeled as theories and possibly based solely on imagination. Then you have this video presenting the alternaview that Daniel was actually the real villain in The Karate Kid.

Worrisome News: Chimpanzees and Monkeys Have Entered the Stone Age

Frisky Decides That a Cecil The Lionkiller Halloween Costume Is Probably Okay

Unlike the #problematic 'Call Me Caitlyn' costume of hate.


15 Surprisingly Dangerous Cars

And there's really no question what the number one deathmobile is.


The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

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