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. Jack Murphy

    They are as much terrorists as americans who took lands away from native Indians (Cherokees et al NOT raypist hindoos). Just to be clear.

    January 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm |
  2. Vittavaram Sangakarra

    Natinder Modi is a pariah and considered a low caste buccha baaz in international circles. Nobody wants to talk to him nobody wants to give him a visa to travel. Modi is a murderer and a raipist. Some call him chai walla. Everyone calls him chutiya.

    January 19, 2015 at 5:55 pm |
  3. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    @ cristobal that is the best idea you have ever posted i think! Lets hear from THEM why they are doing what theyre doing! We've heard everyone elses philosphy best to get the truth straight from the source! Better than everyone elses perception, which many times is quite distorted!

    January 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm |
    • Paladin

      Why do I get the sense that you are a very nice person. I wish I could know you better. Oh well.

      January 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm |
  4. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    @ Paladin...if you are talking to me i dont have the reply feature so you have to be specific. And i am a very nice person! I just do not like abuse or abusers!

    January 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm |
  5. Philip

    Stupid F'ing Americans thinking they can violate God's laws as long as they wear a condom. MORONS!

    January 19, 2015 at 7:29 pm |
  6. Philip

    @banasy. You tout wearing condoms in VIOLATION of your own bible which OUTLAWS parents from recommending condoms. You do not know this because you are a stupid old woman pretending to be a wise old man. You really are ignorant about the AIDS supervirus, or would know by now that condoms do NOTHING to prevent gay focks from spreading it. Got it? Nope. You will go to the grave with your little family secrets. As almost ALL old hag lady American women have done before you. Not to mention Elenor Roosevelt, a fa gg ot.

    January 19, 2015 at 7:33 pm |
    • banasy©

      I have never said that; you repeating your lies as to what I said is not going to make then true.

      I QUOTED, in reference to your statement about about the leading cause of death worldwide of fertile women was AIDS, "Due to them having unprotected se.x with infected men."
      That quote was directly taken from the WHO. I didn't say it; they did.
      I was, in essence, agreeing with you.

      I said nothing about condoms.
      I said nothing about God.
      I said nothing about the Bible.

      Focus in what I DID say, rather than you things you imagined.

      This was NOT me:

      Joey Isotta-Fraschini © says:
      January 19, 2015 at 8:41 am
      Philip, you are wrong about condoms.
      Condoms, used properly, do offer a lot of protection from the transmission of HIV.
      The only absolutely safe intimacy does not include touching.

      Do you understand?

      I am not the ignorant one.

      The one who has to constantly lie about other people is the one showing the true ignorance.

      January 19, 2015 at 7:45 pm |
  7. Philip

    "They will receive full recompense for their error" says The Word about fa gs. Got it?

    January 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm |
    • banasy©

      Sure thing, Philip; good thing I'm not a "fag", as you so adroitly call them, isn't it?

      What does God do to punish liars and hypocrites?

      January 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm |
      • Philip

        ALL have lied and fall short of God's glory, your bible says. So stfu you stupid old hag.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:13 pm |
      • banasy©


        What's the punishment for continued lying? As in pathological? As in willful?

        Will you enter the Kingdom of God?

        January 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm |
  8. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    See @ Paladin? Speakin of abusers and LOOK who shows up! Put a cork in it Philip! No one wants to hear your LIES anymore!

    January 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm |
    • Philip

      Hey @chrissy. Nice to see you?

      January 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm |
  9. Philip

    I f you have not read this book, you are IGNORANT of 9/11. Got it?


    January 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm |
  10. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    And YOU philip are the furthest thing from "a wise old man" there is! You come on here all drunk and stupid conjuring up all kinds of LIES and rant and rave like a lunatic when no one agrees with you! GO LAY DOWN BY YOUR DISH and shut the he!! up already!!!

    January 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm |
  11. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Lol yea right @ philip! Lying again? You and i both know you were hoping NOT to see me here!

    January 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm |
  12. Philip

    I guess @chrussty never read that book. Duh.

    January 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm |
  13. Philip

    You are a stupid old woman IGNORANT of scripture, Chrissy. You really really are a stupid old woman. Sorry. But that's the way it is.

    January 19, 2015 at 7:51 pm |
    • banasy©

      You have yet to be right about anything, Philip.

      You should probably stop insisting that repeating lies is being right.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm |
  14. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Lol nice way to apologise! I guess i dont have to tell you its the WRONG way philip!

    January 19, 2015 at 7:53 pm |
  15. Philip

    Elanore Roosevelt was a fa gg ot. Care to debate?

    January 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm |
    • banasy©

      Why debate something that is common knowledge? How utterly silly.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm |
      • Philip

        Oh shut up, Dogna. Most think Eleanor was a good American first lady. So just shut the hell up, you old stupid hag.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:25 pm |
  16. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Im smart enough to recognise a drunken foulmouthed hateful old cuss like YOU! And a LIAR! I trusted you and believed you only to find out i spent countless hours feeling terrible for YOU and it was just a BIG FAT LIE!!!!

    January 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm |
  17. Philip

    Americans are mostly ALL fa gg ots these days. A bunch of fat focking que eers.

    January 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm |
    • banasy©

      I see percentages continue to escape you.


      January 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm |
      • Philip

        If you a farm implement to pleasure yourself, you are in fact gay. Got it?

        January 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm |
      • banasy©

        So stop us ring farm implements on yourself, Philip.
        Leave your sheep alone, too.
        Good gravy.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:35 pm |
  18. Philip

    The average American is FAT and STUPID, say numerous studies done on the subject. I rest my case.

    January 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm |
  19. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Catch the next shuttle back to your planet then! It cant be that many light years away!!!

    January 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm |
    • Philip

      Lol. Awe. Little miss Chrissy trying to hang. ET phone home, she says in desperation. lmao

      January 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm |
  20. Philip

    Eleanor Roosevelt was as que eer as a three dollar bill. Her very best "girl" friend was a short fat hog lady that smoked big fat cigars and wore a mighty strap-on. AND had a bedroom right next to FDR's. Hellenore also had TWO other "girl" friends living off of US taxpayers, in a home especially built for them on WH property. And since then, Donna's and Chrissy's have appeared.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm |
    • banasy©

      Desperate Philip is desperate.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm |
  21. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    And ill forgive you one day philip...because God says i must! But it wont be today! And I WONT EVER FORGET! Good nite!

    January 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm |
    • Philip

      Jesus Christ forgives, @chru$$ty. Not you. So shut the fock up you old hag.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:07 pm |
  22. Philip

    The average American is now FAT and STUPID. Care to debate? Numerous studies have been done on the subject.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm |
  23. Philip

    Donna is as que eer as Eleanor Roosevelt was. Duh.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm |
    • Philip

      Of course! FDR had a real woman to love. His wife was a freaking fa gg ot!

      January 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm |
    • banasy©

      This made me laugh harder than most of the nonsense you've lied about, lately.
      I would posit that the truly queer one is you.

      And, do tell me Philip: why is it fine for FDR to have commited adultery, but you disdain BC for the same thing?

      Oh. You're a hypocrite, that's why.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm |
  24. Philip

    Americans are fat, stupid, AND gay. Care to debate? Numerous studies prove that you are mostly ALL fat ugly fa gg ots.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm |
    • banasy©

      So post those studies, you lazy man. You made the assertion; the onus is on you to prove it.

      Do not use your "keywords" defense; it is as transparent as window tint you install with your squeegee.

      January 19, 2015 at 9:00 pm |
  25. Philip

    Going to Wal-Mart is not unlike visiting a world where fat focks eat for free. Care to debate?

    January 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm |
  26. Philip

    Shut the fock up you old hag! Most of US look-up to Eleanor Roosevelt, you stupid old hag.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm |
    • banasy©

      Do you think continuing to call me names is furthering your argument?

      It's common knowledge about Eleanor Roosevelt.

      It doesn't not detract one iota from her achievements.

      The only one clutching their pearls is you.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:29 pm |
      • Philip

        No. It is NOT common knowledge that Michelle Obama is a dude. So stfu.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm |
      • banasy©

        Michelle Obama is not a man; look up the pictures of her pregnant. Who's uterus is that? Oh, that's Michelle's. Although I doubt that you are familiar with the female anatomy. You show little knowledge of anything else.

        You listening to a Joan Rivers joke is indeed, retarded; as is feverishly reading every stupid email from every user-driven conspiracy websites.

        It IS common knowledge that Eleanor Roosevelt had a female lover.

        You are the one who needs to shut up.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:49 pm |
  27. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Not to point out WHO the stupid one is here BUT~ Mathew 6:4-5
    For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you!
    Colossians 3:13
    Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:27 pm |
    • Philip

      Stop twisting God's word, Chrissy. That scripture you quoted referred to people who were humiliated by ugly people. Not all in general as you say.

      January 19, 2015 at 8:32 pm |
      • Philip

        Jesus said "Turn the other cheek" if someone humiliates you. But do kill them if they raype your boy.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm |
      • banasy©

        Chapter and verse where JESUS says that.

        Chapter and verse where he said anything about gay people at all.

        You're the one perverting God's Word.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm |
      • Philip

        Stop pretending that you do not know what keywords are, Donna. And how to use them with Google. You are stupid. But not that stupid.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:41 pm |
      • banasy©

        "That scripture you quoted referred to people who were humiliated by ugly people."

        Jesus was intimately familiar with ugly people. He kissed lepers.
        You argument is untenable.

        January 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm |
      • Philip On Topic

        People stricken with leprosy are not ugly, you stupid old kunt. Geta clue.

        January 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm |
      • Philip On Topic

        Answer to THIS, you dumb old hag: God's commandments are clear: KILL the person who accidently bumps into a pregnant woman and causes her to miscarry. How much more so a fornicating female and Planned Parenthood MD.

        January 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm |
      • banasy©

        I know lepers are not ugly. Jesus loved us all. Even your "ugly" people who humiliates others.

        Philip says:
        December 25, 2014 at 5:30 am
        To: banasy©
        From: Philip
        Dear Donna. I am so sorry for calling you the c word. I just get so upset with you sometimes. I promise never to do it again. Please forgive me.
        Sincerely, Philip Douglas.


        God also commanded that a raped woman marry her rapist.

        God also has a formula to cause miscarriages.

        I also think you've got that mixed up; if he caused the miscarriage intentionally, death; God also told how much to pay if the act that was an accident.

        God also commanded if a woman grabbed her husband's opponent's genitals in a fight, her hand be cut off.

        You're mixing which of God's Commandments you pick and choose to obey; why?

        January 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm |
  28. Philip

    Americans are fat and stupid. A proven fact. There is no debating this obvious fact. Look at US shopping at Wal-Mart. Omg you people are freaking ugly in the eyes of God.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm |
  29. Philip

    George W. Bush's main squeeze was a man named John Bolton. A fa gg ot just as Geo is. This is NOT common knowledge, Dogna.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm |
    • banasy©

      Are you kidding me? That Bush/Bolton story has been around for YEARS. My God, I heard about that at LEAST a decade ago.

      January 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm |
      • Philip

        God's commandments are clear: KILL the person who accidently bumps into a pregnant woman and causes her to miscarry. How much more so a fornicating female and Planned Parenthood MD.

        January 19, 2015 at 9:10 pm |
      • banasy©

        No, if the act was an accident, he pays the husband off.

        Get it right.

        January 19, 2015 at 9:17 pm |
      • banasy©

        Exodus 21:22-25.

        Revisit it.

        That's also talking about if the WIFE dies, you stupid, ignorant ass.

        January 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm |
  30. Philip

    I see that neither @banasy nor Chrissy take issue with my statement: Americans are in fact fat and stupid, just as numerous studies prove.

    January 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm |
    • banasy©

      How retarded are you that you cannot comprehend the written word: I have acknowledged that America has gotten fatter.

      I also acknowledge that you're stupider than ever before.

      January 19, 2015 at 9:06 pm |
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