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

    Pft. A silence fell over the old women.

    February 1, 2015 at 10:59 pm |
    • banasy©

      Pfft. The foolish old man's record is skipping again.

      February 2, 2015 at 1:03 am |
  2. Philip

    Military intervention will crush American street and outlaw biker gangs. No matter you loving them gangsters.

    February 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm |
    • banasy©

      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 | Reply

      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 | Reply

      If you support military action against US citizens, you are a hypocrite.
      You said on the last page that military intervention was needed against gangs.
      Therefore, you do not support the true words of Jesus.

      Thank you for finally admitting this truth.

      February 2, 2015 at 12:27 am |
  3. Philip


    February 1, 2015 at 11:07 pm |
    • banasy©

      You're so dull you put yourself to sleep.

      February 2, 2015 at 1:15 am |
  4. chri§§y

    What say i? I say go fock yourself philip you do not now nor will you ever dominate me! Your delusion however dominates you. Now go fly at a rolling donut! Good nite and good bye!

    February 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm |
  5. chri§§y

    Meant take a flying leap at a rolling donut.

    February 1, 2015 at 11:13 pm |
  6. Philip

    Men rule the world. Not females. Open your eyes and get a clue.

    Zzzzzzzzzz again. Good nite!

    February 1, 2015 at 11:15 pm |
    • banasy©

      Men no longer have dominium over women, unless it is in totalitarian, despotic countries.
      And it chafes you to no end that you have dominium over no one.

      Too bad.

      February 2, 2015 at 12:31 am |
  7. Philip

    Men and a few women will destroy domestic terrorists. No matter you wanting otherwise you stupid old women.

    February 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm |
    • banasy©

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

      Really hilarious that suddenly man's army is good enough for you when they're used in a way you approve of...to get rid of people your smug little nose doesn't like.

      Methinks you speak with forked tongue.

      February 2, 2015 at 12:37 am |
  8. Old hag on back of Harley

    No! My fat lazy husband loves me. Don't kill him or throw him into a forced labor camp! Please! I need him!

    February 1, 2015 at 11:23 pm |
    • DHS agent

      Sorry old hag. Just doing my job. Plus I don't like that smug look you and your fat fock husband give regular folk.
      Your lazy ass man is going to finally work for a living. In a forced labor camp. Get used to the idea you old hag. Or you are next.

      February 1, 2015 at 11:38 pm |
      • banasy©

        I'll be looking forward to your perp walk; you admitted yourself you'd likely end up in one.

        And don't bother to deny that you said that, either.

        February 2, 2015 at 12:39 am |
      • banasy©


        Yes. Jesus and Paul ended up all alone and were brutally killed by folks like you ignorant of them. Just like me. Am sure my end will be in one of your over 850 “homey land” security prisons built since nine won won. Actually, its in my retirement portfolio.

        December 21, 2014

        Just so you can't deny it.

        February 2, 2015 at 1:45 am |
  9. chri§§y

    Lol toss em all in there and you can start with that fat, lazy, stupid, hypocritcal PHILIP! Warning tho...you may wanta gag him cuz he never shuts up! Toodles zzzzzz
    Gnite, from the Indomitable one!

    February 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm |
  10. chri§§y

    Lmao you are really a demented old goat arent you? Banasys husband has had the same job for a good many years! Decades even. And is the furthest thing from fat there is! Lolololol you're certifiable!

    February 2, 2015 at 12:08 am |
    • banasy©

      He can't be talking about my hubs and I; we're not fat, we're employed, and we definitely never owned Harley's, lmao.

      February 2, 2015 at 12:40 am |
  11. Philip

    Federal troops being used in a police action. Not an invasion and occupation of a foreign peoples. Omg you are thick.

    February 2, 2015 at 8:27 am |
    • Philip

      Legal police action. Not illegal invasion and occupation of foreign lands. Legal police action! Sheesh woman.

      February 2, 2015 at 9:09 am |
    • banasy©

      They are the US Military.

      You are the one that is thick; they are not police. They are TROOPS.

      Sorry, if you support this, you cannot support the true words of Jesus.

      Military action is military action.

      They are not police.

      Legal police action is taken now.
      It's just not a fast enough slaughter for you.

      God, are you thick.
      Hoisted by your own petard.

      February 2, 2015 at 10:33 am |
  12. Philip

    You should really support your local police. NSA/CIA and federal troops are now. If you are a crooked citizen, they already have your number and will be calling on you soon.

    February 2, 2015 at 8:30 am |
  13. Philip

    Omg I never said I dominated you 2 old women. I said MEN DOMINATE WOMEN which they do here in the USA and around the world, save a few token cabinet positions given to women to placate them....to make them think they have a say. Which they truly do not. Not one single woman is a high-ranking Freemason, for example.

    February 2, 2015 at 8:43 am |
    • banasy©

      I said men lost dominium over women long ago.

      That means you, Philip, because ostensibly, you're a man.

      February 2, 2015 at 10:36 am |
  14. Philip

    Lol. And get this: If I were not here, none of these things would even be mentioned. No truth about 9/11 would be told. No warning of DHS forced labor camps would there be! Just two old ladies and one ex volunteer fire fighter gabbing and telling jokes would there be! And nothing would get said about God. I am the only CNN news blogger that ever brings up the topic of what Jesus said. The rest of you just stop on me whenever I do. You would all rather not talk about the truth ans some even think truth doesn't even exist!

    February 2, 2015 at 8:49 am |
    • banasy©

      You tell a good tale. So does Stephen King (occasionally) and Gillian Flynn.

      I know you probably dropped out of world history, but I learned about the founding of the Nazi Party then, so, no, no new information there.

      I wonder why you think that CNN is the only place for information allowed; because people are not obsessed with concentration camps, does not mean only you know about it.

      If I weren't here to tell you that you've got an overblown sense of grandiosity, would you know it? It's not being blogged, after all.

      February 2, 2015 at 10:42 am |
  15. Philip

    If not for me telling the truth, all of you would still be thinking Adolph Hitler started the NAZI political party rather than the few who now understand him to be a victim of it.
    All you "news bloggers" knew before I got here were the official stories. I told you the truth about Hitler. Nobody else but me ever did that on CNN news blogs. Ever!

    February 2, 2015 at 9:04 am |
    • banasy©

      Hope you don't break an arm patting yourself on the black, or your mirror shatter as you stand in front of it receiving your self-congratulations.

      February 2, 2015 at 10:44 am |
  16. chri§§y

    Lol then why is it that ALL you wanted to talk about last nite was s e x and the toys associated with it. And to tell banasy how ugly you thought her children were? You were spoiling for a fight and you got one. Wont do much good to whine about it now!!!! You cant just go around and verbally attack women and not expect repercussions! It was not a manly thing to do and you know it! Get over it!

    February 2, 2015 at 9:17 am |
  17. Philip

    It's almost 9:30am. Where are the cows? Lol

    February 2, 2015 at 9:21 am |
  18. Philip

    I don't "think" fat chicks wearing dark makeup are ugly, Chrissy. They really really r ugly.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:23 am |
    • banasy©

      No, they're really not.

      Describe them, Philip. You have those pictures of my family all ready to send out to people that ask; sending out pictures of your own, or you stole from your favorite fatty site doesn't count.

      Both of my girls look very different from each other. Describe them. Describe their hair color. What they were wearing. Where they were at when the photo was taken.

      You can't. You lie, that's why.

      @Chrissy, he is talking about a 15 year old who wore eyeliner; he doesn't know the stages a teenage girl goes through, having never raised any.

      Raising one to age 6 doesn't qualify.

      February 2, 2015 at 10:52 am |
  19. Philip

    You can put an ear ring on a pig. But you are still just a big fat woman after all. So save your jewelry for kids without food instead of squandering it on yourself vainly trying to look pretty. You fat ass American women really need to pull your heads out if your collective asses. You are mostly all fat and ugly now, even in the eyes of God. Fancy moo moo dresses and cheap diamond jewelry cannot cover-up you're being butt ugly.
    So lose some weight already. Sheesh.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:29 am |
  20. Philip

    Chrissy. Who did 9/11? Come on. Admit in public that you now understand 9/11 was an inside job. That Bill Clinton knew it all along and said nothing about 9/11 being just that: An inside job.
    Admit it, Chrissy.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:32 am |
    • banasy©

      Hey, Chrissy, here's where he starts pulling out chapters of your family history to hurt you, knowing your sister perished during 9/11.

      You know what's coming next.

      February 2, 2015 at 10:54 am |
  21. chri§§y

    And i am sick to death of hearing you say "No one but YOU has ever told us the truth about old news on CNN". It must be hell going thru life thinking you are the ONLY smart person on the planet huh? Does explain why youre alone tho. No one could live with that much pompousness in one person! And heres another newsflash for you~we come here to read CURRENT EVENTS/ NEWS.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:36 am |
  22. Philip

    Admit it Chrissy. Or I will spew coffee-nose. 🙂

    February 2, 2015 at 9:40 am |
  23. Philip

    Nobody but me here ever brings up the topic Jesus. And for sure I am the only news blogger on CNN who has ever described Hitler as being a victim of the NAZI movement.
    Admit 9/11 was an inside job, Chrissy. And that Billy Clinton knew about it the entire time and said nothing. Just pork fat chicks is all.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:45 am |
    • banasy©

      Nobody but you lacks such reading comprehension, either.

      All of your topics were discussed years ago, but you didn't bother reading them, preferring to insult people on things you have zero personal knowledge about.


      Early onset Alzheimers, or alcoholic blackouts?

      You decide.

      February 2, 2015 at 11:01 am |
  24. Philip

    Women learned how to take objects and shove them up their coochie holes from other women. All the way back to Eve. Duh.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:49 am |
  25. Philip

    Admit it Chrissy. Or coffee nose.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:25 am |
  26. Philip

    Hmmm. Sauds are buildind a wall says CNN headlines of BushObama buddies Royal House of Saud dictators who regularly behead women in the streets and do no allow news investigators to interview OBLs many wives to find out what they say about 9/11. Plus the dead King still has 4 of his own daughters held captive.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:30 am |
  27. Philip

    The one old lady has left the building. Her counterpart usually comes-to about 10AM. And so.#banasy will be along shortly to make an ass out of herself yet again. (yawn)
    Missy! More hot black women! Errr, coffee please.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:40 am |
    • banasy©

      I got on here a half hour ago; typically, you didn't notice.

      And, to any normal thinking mind, (this excludes you) it isn't me that makes the ass out of themselves.

      February 2, 2015 at 11:06 am |
  28. Philip

    Oh! CNN newsflash. Palestinians want to kill Jews attacking them. Well ain't that a HEAD LINE.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:42 am |
  29. Philip

    Is there even one single Muslim Israeli citizen in the Israeli Defense Force? No? Come on! Israel. Even Americans allow convicts to join the US Force of illegal warriors.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:44 am |
  30. Philip

    Lol. "Mexican Army invades Arizona Again!" is aCNN headline today.
    For your info about 40,000 Mexicans turn their backs on their homeland and casually stroll across the AZ border each month. And for decades. To service you lazy mother fockers and mow your yards for you. Since your own kids said FU dad. I'm going to PlayStation all day.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:48 am |
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