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 MC

    You have no place here discussing news, Donna Banas. You are the least informed of anyone, and should shut the catholic hell up about anything. Listen and learn, you old hag.

    January 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm |
    • banasy©

      You have brought up nothing newsworthy; it isn't news, but rumor, conspiracy theories, your personal wishes of what you'd like to do with the Jews, and lying slurs about me.

      I've listened to your lies; you repeat them so very often.


      What's to learn from a person like you? Lies?

      I proved you wrong on the Bible you profess to follow; in doing that, you lied once again and called me a kunt, acting in a completely unChristlike manner.

      You teach nothing; you lie often, and lash out when proven wrong.

      You've got the problem, not I.

      January 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm |
  2. Cow in a Bottle ©

    Modi was f ukked by Charlie Manson.

    January 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm |
  3. Philip MC

    Banasy is in fact a deep kunt hole. LOL. G'nite. Signing off. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    January 19, 2015 at 10:15 pm |
    • banasy©

      I find it curious that you want to plunder that "deep kunt hole"; knowing you never will, you keep fantasizing about it.

      Calling me that doesn't offend me; although you probably wished for the opposite effect, it just confirms that when one proves you wrong, you act like a child and throw tantrums.

      You unravel easily. Grow a thicker skin, little man.

      January 19, 2015 at 10:28 pm |
  4. Cow in a Bottle ©

    Modi and bobby jindal were s ukking jhangvi's d ikk in US Capital Building under the dome.

    January 19, 2015 at 10:16 pm |
  5. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Lol only pigs like you "pump off"! In fact i think they made special equipment for drunken old derilects like you to "pump off" easier! And guess what? No condom required lmao!

    January 19, 2015 at 10:21 pm |
  6. Cow in a Bottle ©

    Modi was rectally fed Andrew zimmern's spaghetti bologna with turtle testicles.

    January 19, 2015 at 10:24 pm |
  7. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    "Stupid is as stupid does" i think that applies here dont you @ banasy? Oh and philip...its called "The Pump" in case youre searching your dirty magazines looking for it! Lmao

    January 19, 2015 at 10:34 pm |
  8. The Hindian

    @Cow in a Bottle, Bobby Jindal is a great example of what an American should not be just like most of the trolls here. He is a disgrace. A low life creature of questionable DNA from a third world country where they treat people, pardon me, like animals.

    January 20, 2015 at 2:44 am |
  9. El “the boss” Jefe ♠

    Churchill said it best.
    As soon as the door of the bus shuts, these Indian passengers take their shoes off. Now, coupled with upper and lower body odor the air becomes unbearable but there is nowhere to escape . Soon the curry in the tiffin box will be opened and the smell will permeate the air also. It is enough to jump out of the moving bus. But it is too late. They will chew betel nut and start spitting. Gang raipe is next. And the journey has just begun.

    Sounds familiar. This is main cow path... India.

    January 20, 2015 at 2:59 am |
  10. Hissy Frissy

    @chrissy There is a big market for used condoms in India. These hindus are so cheap. They wash 'em and reuse 'em and then blow them as baloons. Just in case you are considering expanding your business. Seems like you are passionate about condoms. Had a bad experience? Popped?

    January 20, 2015 at 3:05 am |
  11. Bedi

    Seriously, I would not even advise a hyena to screw Modi without condom.

    January 20, 2015 at 4:05 am |
  12. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    @ Hissy Frissy why would i care what there is a market for in India? Philip might though, as he believes condoms are useless.

    January 20, 2015 at 5:54 am |
  13. Hissy Frissy

    Because @chrissy you spent the entire day talking about condoms and other paltry issues that are close to your heart.
    I am just giving you free business advice.

    January 20, 2015 at 8:09 am |
    • banasy©

      No, she didn't. You are confused. No matter how many times you'd like to post that lie otherwise, Chrissy, Philip, and I are three different individuals living in three different states in the US.

      Sorry to burst your delusion.

      January 20, 2015 at 10:59 am |
  14. Blue Saffroń

    This so called "terrorism" phenomenon is just 13 years old. What makes you think we can solve this? After all we have not been able to solve the Palestinian and Indian Occupied Kashmir problems for over 70 years now! Then again why would someone create problems to solve them? Not in this case.

    Do you see where I am going with this? Eureka.

    January 20, 2015 at 8:54 am |
  15. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    @ Hissy Frissy, you seem to be confused just a bit. A very large bit in fact. I only mentioned condoms ONCE. In my last post to be exact! And only then because i was sick and tired of hearing about them from philip. So let me guess....your one of those kind of people that buy a book, and then only read the last page and figure you know what the whole story was about? What a waste of time!

    January 20, 2015 at 10:41 am |
  16. Hissy Frissy

    You are trying to deflect attention. Admit that you flood this board with comments that belong on CBS Soap Operas. I will not stoop to your level of personal attacks. I wish you a good day sir/madam.

    January 20, 2015 at 10:56 am |
    • banasy©

      Them what was with the whole "@chrissy There is a big market for used condoms in India. These hindus are so cheap. They wash ‘em and reuse ‘em and then blow them as baloons. Just in case you are considering expanding your business. Seems like you are passionate about condoms. Had a bad experience? Popped?" if not a personal attack?

      Don't pretend it was business advice. She didn't being up condoms, Philip did. And Chrissy and Phillip are two different people, just as you and Philip are two different people.

      January 20, 2015 at 11:03 am |
  17. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    And i dont know how you consider that as "business advice" either! But to each their own. Guess you belong in the same dung heap as philip....enjoy each others company though. And dont say i didnt warn you lol!

    January 20, 2015 at 11:00 am |
  18. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Furthermore if you dont like my posts, simply dont read them! I dont read YOUR tedious lists so we would be even.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:06 am |
  19. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    And im also certain that you, being the spiteful little boy that you are....will now post 1 or 2...hundred of them! Well whatever blows your skirt up! Enjoy!

    January 20, 2015 at 11:09 am |
  20. Crockett

    chrissy banasy and many other names, try blowing condoms and passing your time. Let mature people debate issue on this blog. Run along to your pundit in some mandir. Shoooo.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:19 am |
    • banasy©

      I am a separate person from Chrissy.
      I live in the US in a different state than Chrissy.

      I know you lack reading comprehension; that seems to be something you have in common with the guy who akways brings up the condoms.

      January 20, 2015 at 11:40 am |
  21. Crockett

    Let us first define terrorism.


    A recent report by United Press trust of India (UPI) stated that during the past three years more than 2,500 young boys and girls were sacrificed to goddess Kali in India.

    Another of AFP's recent reports say: hundreds of young boys and virgin girls are sacrificed every month for the deity Kali. In one case Rama Sewak hacked his eight year old son to death in broad daylight in Delhi because goddess Kali had told him he would come back to life and bring him good fortune.

    Bloodthirsty Kali is worshipped openly the length and breadth of India. Kali's statue stands naked astride the inanimate body of the Hindu deity Shiva, tongue stuck out with blood dripping from fang-like teeth. She holds a noose, a skull-topped staff, a blood-encrusted sword and a severed head. She is also known as Durga, Devi, Shaktima, Uma and Parvathi in other manifestations.

    The priest of Delhi, Kali Bari, says that a child sacrificed to Kali ensures a man the birth of a son. Human sacrifices are also made to these gods or goddesses, either to appease them or to ask favours of them.

    These are all hinddoo fan clubs. They hold a monthly game dinner that you should attend. Speciality is brahmin kapooras sauteed.

    Now this is what I call terrorism.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:22 am |
  22. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Oh yea its soooo mature posting the same racial hatred day in and day out isnt it? Condoms are more YOUR speed crockfulofit! You and all your fantasy playmates!

    January 20, 2015 at 11:26 am |
  23. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Dont forget YOU are on the NSA watchlist. Just like that kid in Cleveland was!

    January 20, 2015 at 11:29 am |
  24. Hissy Frissy

    @chrissy.... Your similes and metaphors don't
    impress me. Again, enjoy your day. I will sit on the high pedestal of human virtuosity. Look it up on the web before posting your rant. No need to make an appearance as banasy the clown.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:32 am |
    • banasy©

      You are, as always, incorrect.

      January 20, 2015 at 11:41 am |
  25. Crockett

    @chrissy you bring nothing to the table intellectually. Please quit posting abuses and innuendos when you appear to be a paid to prey person by the intelligent agencies being a RAW terrorist from India.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:37 am |
  26. Crockett

    And what is taking so long for you to respond eh @chrissy? Haven't received your script from RAW in India yet? They are the same illiterate terrorists that personsifies you.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:39 am |
    • banasy©

      She responded. You ignored.

      January 20, 2015 at 11:42 am |
  27. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Lol you think im trying to impress YOU? And the only "sitting high up" youre doing...is on that dung heap i mentioned earlier! And remember i know a whole lot more about you than you like to admit ADAM aka crockett aka hissy frissy aka Yedi aka rupert etc.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:42 am |
  28. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    And HOW did you come up with banasy and i are the same person? Look at the time stamps fool! We couldnt possibly post at the same EXACT time if it was just one person!

    January 20, 2015 at 11:47 am |
  29. Crockett

    Pathetic. By the time I am done with you @chriisy et al you will wish you hadn't come here at all. I can see you breaking down already and all ruffled up. I will take the high road to purgatory while you rot in perdition. I bid you adieu.

    January 20, 2015 at 11:59 am |
    • trigtwit palin... America's favorite tard baby


      January 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm |
  30. chri§§y ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

    Save your threats for some idiot who may be impressed by you! That person is not me! And go back to the dung heap from which you crawled out of ms sh!t for brains...crockfullofit even!

    January 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm |
    • rupert

      So @Crockett kicked your a ss hard today Miss Chrissy. Whst happened to all your etiquettes and manners? Lol. Left them in Bombay?

      January 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm |
      • banasy©

        Except he didn't. Liars don't "kick butt." They merely lie.

        January 20, 2015 at 2:12 pm |
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