Now, if it wasn’t Obama, I would be all in on this.
President Barack Obama “has told aides that he wants an offensive well under way before he leaves office that is aimed at routing the Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] from Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital in northern Syria,”the Times reported Wednesday, citing five senior US officials who wished to remain anonymous.
We’ve already seen that he’s trying to time the attack on Mosul for political purposes and now this.
I’d say this is a feature, not a bug, but Obama’s an idiot so he probably doesn’t realize it.
The plan would put the US on collision course with both Turkey and Syrian “rebels.”
Fuck Turkey. They want to screw us over, let them have fun.
Of course, Obama probably doesn’t know the Kurds have anything to do with Turkey. Cuz he’s an idiot.
As for the Syrian ‘rebels’, anything that anybody does is going to piss off that bucket of scorpions.
But this is a real problem.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that it “received information from several reliable sources” that 3,000 Russian citizens were recruited by the country’s army and dispatched to “fight on Syrian territory.”
So what happens when one of the myriad of jihadi forces kills Russian citizens?
And what if it’s one of the “moderate rebels” we’re supporting?
And what if J Effin Kerry and Joe Freaking Biden were in charge?
You were thinking it was funny until that last bit, admit it.
Since there’s not much funny in that endy, let’s have some just funny.
Getting a job in academe can be dog-eat-dog. But for Professor Beauregard Tirebiter, it was just dog-be-dog. The black goldendoodle has been hired by the University of Southern California as the institution’s first-ever full-time facility dog, according to USC News. (emphasis me V)
Professor Goldendoodle? I look forward to the ‘tennis balls for grades’ scandal.
With one of my favorite corrections ever.
Note: Earlier versions of the USC News story and this story reported that the animal was academe’s first full-time facility dog. Both posts have since been updated to reflect that he is one of several.
But what about people who are afraid of dogs or who don’t like dogs? Are they as shit out of luck as they deserve?
No! Because growing up is optional today!
College students at a California campus got to play in an “adult ball pit” as part of an event to teach them to avoid certain phrases that could hurt people’s feelings.
There are no outcomes from this where I see the people ‘educated’ by that sort of system ever being a net plus to our civilization.