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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:01 PM

Fox News: Iraq embassy attack - "Sit-In Planned"



As of Tuesday night, protesters set up tents outside the embassy in the Iraqi capital where they said they intended to stage a sit-in “until American troops leave Iraq and the embassy is closed.” About 100 Marines are being sent to the embassy to bolster security and an Army Apache helicopter flew over the premises and dropped flares in a "show of force", hoping to disburse the crowd, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.

https://www.foxnews.com/world/crowd-shouting-down-usa-attempts-to-storm-us-embassy-in-baghdad-report-says

From The NY Times


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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 01:17 PM

1. Um, the dudes in the fatigues look more like the "kill-in" types...



On edit: Liz Sly (WaPo) is saying they're setting up tents - maybe this will become a bed-in for peace?


...probably not.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:15 PM

2. Texas duck hunters?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:18 PM

3. Guessing they're not the "sit-in" types, either.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:20 PM

4. Only if there's nothing flying and there's some bourbon still in the flask.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:23 PM

5. I always thought "booze+hunting" was a bad combo

...that's why I quit hunting.

(Disclaimer - I've never been a hunter, only a drunk, at times )

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:43 PM

7. It is, but Texas has a tradition of arms and alcohol culture. Its the only hope we have ...

to improve the gene pool.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:50 PM

10. Harry Whittington likely agrees - don't go duck hunting with a drunk Dick Cheney...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:58 PM

11. I actually met the guy, a real gentleman for a Republican. Cheney wanted an apology ...

from him for getting shot.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 03:29 PM

12. He actually defended Darth IIRC.

I have never seen a class of people circle the wagons like the 1%.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:24 PM

6. Terminology needs fixing.

"Shiite Militia plans Occupation of US Embassy".

Not a "mob", and flares aren't going to get them out. Maybe killing Shiites when you installed a Shiite government wasn't such a good idea...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:48 PM

8. That's about as peaceful as

Lucas McCain was in The Rifleman. He was a peaceful man who spent the entirety of each episode stacking bodies of the men he’d killed.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2019, 02:49 PM

9. Let's see if they cheer this on the way they cheer on the protesters

in Hong Kong - I won't hold my breath

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