January 18th, 2015
12:31 AM ET

Military intervention not solution to terrorist threat

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The Paris terror attacks were barbaric but also startling, leading many to ask what could be done to prevent this kind of terrorism in the future.

Well, one man has a clear answer. "That attack you saw in Paris? You'll see an attack in the United States," Senator John McCain told the New York Times. Elaborating on how to stop this from happening, he explained to the Times and to CNN that it would require a more aggressive American military strategy across the greater Middle East, with a no-fly zone and ground troops in Syria and more troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This theory was sometimes described during the Iraq war as, "We fight them there so we don't have to fight them here."

It was wrong then and it's wrong now.

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  1. Philip

    Where do you think women got the idea to make artificial battery operated snakes that vibrate then, Donna.

    February 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm |
    • banasy©

      Chapter and verse, Philip.

      February 1, 2015 at 5:03 pm |
      • Philip

        Again I say where do YOU think women got that idea from, Donna. If not their own mothers all the way back to Eve?

        February 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm |
      • banasy©

        Again, you deflect the question. Why?

        Hint: it has nothing to do with snakes in the Bible.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:14 pm |
  2. Philip

    Did you think that an ancient woman just one day grabbed a stick and shoved it up her coochie hole for no reason? That she didn't learn how to do that from her own mother and grand mothers all the way back to Eve?

    February 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm |
    • banasy©

      Chapter and verse, Philip.

      What you think is immaterial.

      February 1, 2015 at 5:11 pm |
      • Philip

        No. What do YOU think. Where do you think women got the idea to shove stuff up their coochie holes, Donna. If not from their own mothers all the way back to Eve.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm |
      • banasy©

        So, there is no Chapter and verse supporting your stance.

        Want to know why?

        Because Eve didn't do the snake.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm |
      • Philip

        So you admit not knowing where women got the idea to shove stuff up their coochie holes?

        February 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm |
      • banasy©

        I admitted nothing of the sort; if I had to speculate, (and I've never thought of it because pondering other's sex lives is your forte, not mine) I would say it is not the reptile, but the penis that is the culprit.

        So, do you think God meant for the penis to emulate a snake, or the other way around?

        February 1, 2015 at 5:36 pm |
      • Philip

        I believe the bible's account of Eve having relations with a snake. And that Eve taught her daughters how to shove stuff up their coochie holes. And her daughters taught their daughters that violation of God's word, and so on and so forth down to this very day, where with the invention of electricity women started teaching their daughters how to use battery operated snakes.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm |
      • banasy©

        Genesis3: 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5“For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.

        Now, please, show me very specifically where any act other than talking occurred, Philip.

        You know zero.

        Shut up.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm |
  3. Philip

    You do not know what your second cousins twice removed have done in the dark, Donna. So stfu about it already.

    February 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm |
    • banasy©

      I don't need to know your sexual history, Philip. Why did you bring that up?

      February 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm |
      • Philip

        YOU arlaiming to know what everyone in your extended family does in the dark, Donna. Not me. The ones I knew of who were abusing children...I turned them ALL in to the police when I was 15. And my entire extended family and church shunned me for doing so.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm |
      • Philip

        *you are the one claiming to know

        February 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm |
      • banasy©

        Tell me who, then, Philip; you seem to think you know more about my family than I do.

        I claim because I do know. So?

        Your family was awful. Mine was not. Your family were perverts.

        Mine were not.

        Your family caused you to be profoundly ill.

        Mine did not.

        Case closed.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm |
  4. Philip

    Eve was "thoroughly" deceived in every way possible, says The Word. Adam had no relations with any snake and so was not deceived. He was tricked by his own wife and for that was executed by God.

    February 1, 2015 at 5:32 pm |
    • banasy©

      in a thorough manner.

      very much; greatly.
      "I thoroughly enjoyed the day"

      past tense: deceived; past participle: deceived
      (of a person) cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage.

      Where does having sex with a snake even enter into these definitions?

      Stop reaching. You'll fall.

      February 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm |
  5. Philip

    Where did women get the idea to shove snake-like objects up their coochie holes?

    February 1, 2015 at 5:39 pm |
    • Philip

      From their own mothers all the way back to Eve who did in fact have relations with a snake.

      February 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm |
    • banasy©

      The "relations" were verbal, Philip.

      Do you know what "verbal" means?

      Genesis 3:1 tells you all about the talk between Eve and the serpent...

      How you get something sexual out of that speaks volumes about where your mind is really at.

      February 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm |
      • Philip

        No. Eve was "thoroughly deceived" by Satan. You cannot fully deceive a woman by just talking to her. Duh.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:48 pm |
      • banasy©

        The encounter was verbal.

        It IS WRITTEN.

        I have you the pertinent verses.

        Grow up, and stop imputing things that are wholly a product of your perverted imagination.

        February 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm |
  6. chri§§y

    DAMN philip...however did you get women to date you? And i cant imagine you got very many that agreed to a 2nd date either. First of all your dialect is both rude and crude and socially unacceptable! And i sincerely hope your daughter or your surogate children never read the filth you poste here! I dont think they would want much to do with such a hateful person such as your self!

    February 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm |
    • Philip

      LOL. A hateful parent does not teach their own children about how evil battery operated snakes are, Chrissy. Mine know full well not to touch those things that are disgusting in God's eyes. They even know how playing with yourself too much causes hard hearts to happen. 🙂

      February 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm |
      • banasy©

        I have no idea why you would think that there is some weird ceremony that mothers and daughters go through to initiate the daughters into "battery operated snakes", Philip.

        Not only is it untrue, it is absurd.

        I can only think that you have no idea whatsoever about healthy mother-daughter relationships, and choose instead to think the worst of all mothers everywhere, because they are female and chose not to abort their baby.

        February 1, 2015 at 6:13 pm |
  7. Philip

    Eve soon induced Adam to join her in sin. How are we to explain his limp acquiescence? (Genesis 3:6, 17) Adam faced a conflict of loyalties. Would he obey his Creator, who had given him everything, including his beloved mate, Eve? Would Adam seek God’s direction on what he was to do now? Or would the man throw in his lot with his wife? Adam knew very well that what she hoped to gain by eating the forbidden fruit was illusory. The apostle Paul was inspired to write: “Adam was not deceived, but the woman was thoroughly deceived and came to be in transgression.” (1 Timothy 2:14) So Adam deliberately chose to defy Jehovah. His fear of being separated from his wife was evidently greater than his faith in God’s ability to remedy the situation.

    February 1, 2015 at 5:54 pm |
    • banasy©

      You have yet to provide chapter and verse to prove Eve had sex with a snake.

      "Deceived" means "lied to", not "have sex."

      past tense: deceived; past participle: deceived
      (of a person) cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage.

      My goodness, stop re-writing the Bible to fit your twisted ideology

      February 1, 2015 at 5:58 pm |
  8. Philip

    Off to the Laundromat to wash my shop towels and stuff. Bye for now.

    February 1, 2015 at 5:55 pm |
    • banasy©

      You should probably have scrubbed your brain, also; it's filthy.

      February 2, 2015 at 1:17 am |
  9. chri§§y

    Ya know philip you have a very unhealthy curiosity about other peoples s e x lives. A perverted one in fact. And dont give me that crap that your daughter knows this or that or that youve taught her better. You were NOT involved in teaching her anything. You were not a part of her growing up life at all and i doubt you are much a part of her life now even. And i am sick of hearing your perverted thoughts on any subject!!

    February 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm |
  10. chri§§y

    And just because you quote verses from the bible now and then does NOT erase the evil things you say and do the rest of the time. In fact in screans HYPOCRISY!

    February 1, 2015 at 7:38 pm |
  11. chri§§y

    AND i would like to know philip WHAT does any of this have to do with MILITARY INTERVENTION? You should maybe go try and get a job with the National Enquirer!

    February 1, 2015 at 7:44 pm |
    • banasy©

      It has nothing to do with military intervention. His thoughts are frenetic.

      And he has the gall to call me a nutcase? Wow, the stunning lack of self-awareness at his posts are in display for all to see.

      February 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm |
  12. chri§§y


    February 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm |
    • banasy©

      Wrapped up in a cloak of faux piety.

      Gives him a reason to bash his fellow humans even while he re-writes the Bible to fit his own fevered imagination.

      February 1, 2015 at 8:25 pm |
  13. chri§§y

    Lol @ banasy....ya know i have heard most men would fock a snake if someone held it for them. Maybe thats how he came up with that. Anyway we can both agree he is one sick individual.

    February 1, 2015 at 8:36 pm |
  14. Philip

    You either support the true words of Jesus or you support some man's army. It's up to you.

    February 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm |
  15. Philip

    Is true. Even I myself having been a foolish young man raised by hedonists bopped just about anything that wiggled. Unless she was fat or smoked cigarettes.

    February 1, 2015 at 8:51 pm |
  16. Philip

    One cannot slave for the god of War and the true God of the Bible simultaneously, said Jesus. One can hardly even slave for money and still be found pleasing in God's eyes. So says The Word.

    February 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm |
  17. chri§§y

    You CANT support those words if you dont live and abide by them...which you dont. Hence they are just words with no meaning when YOU say them philip! When you start living those words then we will talk!

    February 1, 2015 at 8:56 pm |
  18. chri§§y

    Gnite banasy.

    February 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm |
  19. Philip

    Stop pretending that you know enough about me to judge me, Chrissy. It makes you look like a mean judge someone paid off. Which you are not. So knock it off already. God never once appointed a woman as judge anyway.

    February 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm |
    • banasy©

      Stop pretending you know anyone here enough to judge anybody, Phikip; something you do daily, while fabricating whole scenarios about us. Fabrication, in the context I've used it, means LYING.

      Take your own advice and shut up about people you will never know.

      February 1, 2015 at 9:43 pm |
  20. Philip

    Good night ladies. There is no law of U.S. prohibiting you from using a battery operated artificial snake with revolving head. In case you have trouble falling asleep or have a typical American husband who is impotent now.
    Sweet dreams. 🙂

    February 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm |
    • banasy©

      There's no law saying you can't either, Philip; enjoy.

      February 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm |
      • Philip

        Yes there is. God's laws which are above all. Good night.

        February 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm |
      • banasy©

        Sure. The same laws you referenced when you said "Good night ladies. There is no law of U.S. prohibiting you from using a battery operated artificial snake with revolving head." As if you think because someone is born female, she will automatically act in such a manner. (And you seem to know quite a lot about those devices; why?)

        As though you think God will laugh uproariously at what passes for your "wit."

        As if God's laws apply to you, and you only; the same ones you break on a regular basis when the mood strikes you.

        Sure thing.

        You're totally believable.

        February 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm |
  21. chri§§y

    Shut up philip. I know enough about you to know you are a fraud! One cant preach the gospel and then break all the cammandments. Are you a relative of Billy Graham? 😉 lol

    February 1, 2015 at 10:00 pm |
  22. chri§§y

    Oh and btw God does NOT appoin judges!

    February 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm |
    • banasy©

      Philip is confusing earthly roles again.

      February 1, 2015 at 10:07 pm |
    • Philip

      God appointed many Judges over Israel, Chrissy. Get a clue. Not one of them had a snake hole either.

      February 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm |
      • banasy©

        Jesus is the judge of mankind.

        Get a clue.

        February 2, 2015 at 12:43 am |
  23. Philip

    Earthly roles. LMAO

    February 1, 2015 at 10:24 pm |
    • banasy©

      Jesus is the judge of mankind.

      Read the book and stop confusing the OT with the NT.

      February 2, 2015 at 12:44 am |
  24. chri§§y

    Im still doing my best to figure out WHY, no matter what the topic is he always manages to turn it into something s e x u a l. Whether its raype or gay or hetero doesnt matter, it ALWAYS turns into one of them. And i find that just as troubling as military intervention (which is supposed to be the topic.) What it does tells me is he needs some help or someone, not necessarily him, is going to eventually get hurt.

    February 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm |
    • Philip

      Se x is a big thing in America, Chrissy. Don't you know?

      February 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm |
      • banasy©

        Sex is a big thing everywhere, Philip.

        And, contrary to your popular belief, America didn't invent the sex industry>

        I wonder if you realize that there's more to life than your unhealthy obsession with sex? No?

        There is.

        February 2, 2015 at 1:07 am |
  25. Philip

    I say as Obama and US Congress: Military Intervention is needed to combat domestic terrorism.

    February 1, 2015 at 10:35 pm |
    • banasy©

      "You either support the true words of Jesus or you support some man's army. It's up to you."

      Your wishing for this puts you squat in the opposit camp of Jesus's true words, doesn't it, hypocrite?

      February 2, 2015 at 12:46 am |
  26. chri§§y

    And the odd thing is he is quite intelligent and versatile on so many other topics so why must we continuely be subjected to this one? I sure dont care to hear it. And i dont care to hear about his fixation on all things banasy either! Shes happily married...GET OVER IT ALREADY!

    February 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm |
    • banasy©

      Never having had a healthy relationship himself, Chrissy, he is envious of mine.

      No matter. When GPS is gone, so will any interaction be with him, and he will be forgotten as quickly as every other bully I've encountered and laughed at.

      February 2, 2015 at 1:11 am |
  27. Philip

    American females are world famous for using artificial snakes. Get a clue. Need I post profits made by Americans who manufacture dill rods?

    February 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm |
    • banasy©

      Men use them, too...and it isn't women that are driving the sex industry, you foolish, perverted man.

      So, do stop blaming women for your inadequacies. You appear unbalanced.

      February 2, 2015 at 1:02 am |
  28. Philip

    Let God be found true though every man a liar, says The Word.
    I once spent 8 months and 3 weeks in jail for beating the crap out of a crooked cop and 3 paid informants. It was boring. So I did many experiments concerning social behavior. One if them involved answering this question: Is it possible for a man to go 24 hours without lying. Even a little "white" lie.
    My test results said No. It is impossible for a man not to lie. Beat me with your back whips you hags. I'm a man! And we men, liars all, dominate you weaker vessels. Got it?

    February 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm |
    • banasy©

      The 9th Commandment COMMANDS you not to lie. COMMANDS it. And yet here you are, admitting you do it in a daily basis.

      It is funny that you would justify your lies by some test, instead of acquiescence to GOD'S Commands.

      You propensity for violence notwithstanding, you have no dominium over women. That went out when Jeaus arrived on the scene.

      Got it?

      February 2, 2015 at 12:53 am |
  29. Philip

    I and Obama and Congress say military intervention is needed to combat domestic terrorism.
    What say you, ladies?

    February 1, 2015 at 10:53 pm |
    • banasy©

      I say you do not follow the true words of Jesus, then. You follow man's army.

      February 2, 2015 at 12:48 am |
  30. chri§§y

    @ philip...as a celibant human being i have zero interest in hearing someone elses warped outlook on the topic of s e x and im willing to bet most readers here feel the same. So if its all the same to you please keep that part of your life to yourself please.

    February 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm |
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