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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

A quick rundown.

Hamburgers, Fish and Chips, and Croissants bombed some borscht marinated pita bread — with a ~30% success rate — due to ancient USSR era missile interceptors.

The Pentagon rejected claims of their missiles being shot down — and some are upset that we didn’t use more.

Source: NY Times

Defense Department officials batted down those claims, saying that the entire American-led operation was over and the targets were destroyed before Syria launched any of the 40 missiles it fired into the air.

“Taken together, these attacks were able to overwhelm the Syrian air defense system,” Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff director, said at a news conference. “None of our aircraft involved were successfully engaged by Syrian defense forces.”

He added that the barrage of missiles had hit their targets within a couple of minutes at most. He said that all three targets had been destroyed, and that all warplanes had returned safely to base.

But the strikes were limited, with an eye on making sure they did not draw retaliation from Russia and Iran and set off a wider conflict. For that reason, Mr. Assad may still be able to use chemical agents in the future.

“I would say there’s still a residual element of the Syrian program that’s out there,” General McKenzie said. “I’m not going to say that they’re going to be unable to continue to conduct a chemical attack in the future. I suspect, however, they’ll think long and hard about it.”

The limited nature of the strikes left some observers underwhelmed.

Russia called an emergency meeting regarding the topic, but their resolution was rejected by the council.

Nikki Haley, in a most cringeworthy moment at the UN, told Syria that Trump was ‘locked and loaded’ to attack Syria again, should they use chemical weapons again. If I was a terrorist, I’d be using chemical weapons like a motherfucker right now.

China condemened the attacks.

Source: Zerohedge

“Any unilateral military action violates the United Nations charter and its principles and international law and its principles. [The strikes] are also going to add more factors to complicate the resolution of the Syrian crisis,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

Beijing also called for an investigation into claims of a Syrian poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma that rescuers and monitors say killed more than 40 people, and prompted the Western action.

“The Chinese side believes a comprehensive, impartial and objective investigation should be conducted into the suspected chemical attacks and it should come up with reliable conclusions … Before this, no conclusion by any side should be made,” Hua said.

Hua also said the Chinese embassy in Damascus was in close contact with Chinese citizens in the country. “So far they are all safe,” she said.

Beijing was reacting to air strikes launched by the United States, Britain and France carried out on what the US said were three chemical weapons facilities – one scientific facility near Damascus and two storage facilities near Homs. A total of more than 100 missiles were fired and the air strikes lasted no more than 70 minutes.

Putin responds.

Lastly, Trump declared ‘Mission Accomplished’.

Something to consider.

Lastly, Alex Jones had a profanity laced meltdown last night. He’s officially off the Trump train. He believes ‘the deep state’ gained leverage off Trump when they raided his lawyers offices and are now controlling him.

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23 comments

  1. sarcrilege

    …and while we beat up on each other in the comments section, consider this spot on observation while doing it,

    “They” want two sorts of people: those who just blindly accept that it was the Russians who did it, or that it was Assad who did it; and those who spend their time asking questions about the official explanations. The first group call the second group conspiracy theorists and nutters. The second group call the first group dumb sheeple. And the Globalist Deep State laughs and laughs and laughs as the two groups battle it out to make sense of what has happened, leaving it free to march on to create the next reality. Truly I tell you, these Bolsheviks have learnt their Hegelian Dialectics well.

    https://tinyurl.com/ycachmpy

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    • WrongView

      All this worldly, intellectual wisdom of yours (sarcasm) always boils down to “it’s the Jew’s fault”…how stupid is that?

      PS don’t disagree and debate me…that’s just what the Bolsheviks want you to do.

      PPS still not clicking through your links.

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  2. juice

    mission accomplished losing 1/2 his base … he best be playing his 9D intergalactic chess or he’s finished

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  3. juice

    Here’s the evidence for the gas attacks!

    https://twitter.com/jadinho123/status/984918030017875968

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  4. soupbone

    I figure at 11:30 PM this evening I can get news reported as good as any.

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  5. ferd

    “20 Dead After Israeli Warplanes Reportedly Attack Iranian Military Base In Syria”

    Israel is trying to draw us into a war with Iran …this has been the neocon plan for years.
    I there any indication that our current leaders can resist the power of the Likud/AIPAC lobby? No. Zero. None. I’m afraid that the average clueless, dumbed-down, MSM-programmed American will have to wake up first.

    So many of Americans have been programmed to be all upset about Russian “interference in our democracy.” But the way to recognize the lobby that really has juice …well it’s the one that is never mentioned on MSM …it’s the one that you can’t question without being called names.

    On MSM, we hear debates and criticism about the power of the NRA, defense contractors, health insurers .. you name it. But we never hear about the most powerful lobby – AIPAC and their affiliates. They are a lobby for a foreign power that skirted the law that requires such organizations to register as foreign agents and they seek to use you. The do not represent all Israelis and they certainly do not represent all Jews. The policies they represent have cost us many lives and $trillions. How long will we put up with these foreigners controlling our government?

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    • sarcrilege

      The solution you are looking for is not political. The first step in fighting this satanically possessed tribe is the complete exposure of Judaism being rooted in Babylonian Talmud, the worship of Baal (Satan, Lucifer, Baphomet or whatever else (((they))) call it). Second, the privilege to emit worthless confetti in exchange for labor we granted them must be revoked and we must get back to honest money circulating freely. Third, the laws to round traitors and foreign enemies are already on the books.
      Forth, finding, rooting out and executing traitors will require civil war, I am afraid. That’s why (((they))) want our guns. They know we know who they are and where they live.

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      • ferd

        Most are not part of some satanic cult. They are people who tend to be a bit more intelligent than the average, who care about their families, who value education. We need them on our side if we are to resist the crazies among their ranks …and the crazies among our evangelicals, the crazy McCains, and such.

        Your language and gravitation towards crazy theories may only serve to make sane Jews feel threatened and to bond together with the crazies. I do, though, appreciate your willingness to not be PC.

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        • sarcrilege

          That may be true to a large extent; however, it is the silent majority of Jews that enables the crazy rabbinical talmudists amongst them to do all the evil in their name. Sword and shield. The rank and file jew is so gullible and ignorant of the roots of their religion that we will never get them on our side. Humanity is trying to get them on its/our side for more than 2500 years. Just look at you, how you waiver, confused because you know “good” jews. Do you know any jews that are totally outraged with what is done to them and in their name and quit judaism? Being white, I cannot quit being a honkey, just as blacks cannot quit being niggas, just as asians cannot quit being chinks; however, a jew can quit being a jew, just like I can quit being a christian, just like a muslim can quit being an islamist, Buddhist a monk, etc… If the rank and file jews understood for what they stand for and quit judaism, the crazies in their ranks would lose their shield and sword and be nothing except criminals that would be jailed and hung.

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          • joyous__ending

            Nothing quite ranks with a online discussion between two anti-Semites

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  6. Lyndon Keltner

    So far it’s still looking like the fake war in Wag The Dog with Trump as the acting President and Putin as the director.

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    • juice

      Syria has long been in the plans for regime change .. it goes waaay back

      during Iraq War 2.0, I was talking with a friend in the national guard who volunteered . He was a priest believe it or not. He told me after Iraq, the plan is to go after Libya, Iran, Syria and North Korea next. Well Libya went eventually, leading to the open door for Africans to flood into Europe. The CIA has been destabilizing Syria since 2006. Iran and N Korea are yet to look forward to.

      Open your eyes. Take a more macro look at the landscape and try to liberate yourself from that liberal virus of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

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      • cancel19

        What gets my blood boiling is that now We are the Bad Guys in this fucking world.

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      • Lyndon Keltner

        @juice

        I certainly hope that the POTUS’s inconsistency on Syria has nothing to do with his own unfortunate circumstances or any potential Russian influence.

        My eyes are open, and I’m still watching the events unfold. I find that (i.e., he is doing what’s best for… mankind?) to be the more unlikely scenario.

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    • joyous__ending

      >Putin as the director
      Your post makes no sense. Last night Trump basically tells Putin he is on a “dark path” and needs to join civilized nations, a direct personal insult of Putin to the whole world. Today Russia tries to get a UN resolution to condemn the strikes and loses.
      And you think they are working together….just clueless. It is beyond laughable that you expect to be taken seriously on any political or social issue.

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      • Lyndon Keltner

        Do you know what ACT means? It’s a verb. Use your grade school dictionary.

        Putin & Co. wrote the script. The Kremlin needs Trump to look less like Putin’s puppet.

        Trump read his part of the script.

        One needs not be all that cynical and sophisticated to figure this out.

        But already too difficult for you, apparently.

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        • joyous__ending

          Not worth the trouble anymore, some dude in NYC poured gasoline on himself today and went up in flames. You’ve basically done the same on this website. I hope you are making good money in the market and continue to do so.

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          • Lyndon Keltner

            Your non-sequiturs are the best non-sequiturs on this site, but the analogies have room for improvement.

            And thanks for the kind wishes. 2018 has been a fantastic year re: markets and my trading. My trading models thrive on volatility.

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  7. dchanko

    The firefighters in the pictures of the bombed chemical weapons facility walking about in short sleeves shirts and no hazmat protective gear.

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    • ironbird

      Firefighters? Those are Gabbard cucks looking for their balls.

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  8. joyous__ending

    Market moves higher next week with Syria clarity and increased confidence in Trump as president. 2700 gets hit on S&P sometime next week.

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