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Monday, October 27, 2008

Wanna Be Starting Something

posted by on October 27 at 7:39 AM

Surprise?

US military helicopters have carried out a raid inside Syria along the Iraqi border, killing eight people including four children, Syrian officials say.

The official Syrian news agency Sana said the attack took place in the Abu Kamal border area, in eastern Syria.

Damascus has condemned the strike as a “serious violation” of its territory.

The US has neither confirmed nor denied the incident. It has previously accused Syria of allowing foreign militants into Iraq.

Syria has summoned the US and Iraqi envoys in Damascus to protest at the raid.


If it is the surprise, it’s not the ideal surprise. Killing civilians adds more bad news to McCain’s already tight situation.

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1

Yes, yes, now how about that fatal fire that's raging on Capitol Hill?

Posted by greedo | October 27, 2008 7:47 AM
2

They're not Americans, so it doesn't matter.

Posted by Proud American | October 27, 2008 8:15 AM
3

This isn't a surprise. This is an accident-- getting caught red-handed.

Posted by Trevor | October 27, 2008 8:15 AM
4

Well, Mr. Bush has to get that region destabilized while he still has a chance. Pakistan, check. Syria, check. Iran? Don't be surprised.

Posted by Betsy Ross | October 27, 2008 8:22 AM
5

No, it will strengthen McCain as it reminds us that we need a president who will not be afraid of carrying a big stick.

Posted by raindrop | October 27, 2008 8:33 AM
6

Meanwhile, 50,000 voter registrations purged in Georgia. Similar actions are taking place in Florida, and Republican operatives are instigating a court case in Wisconsin to purge rolls there one week before the election. Meanwhile the Bush Justice Department eyes intervention in Ohio after Republican Rep. John Boehner requests Federal assistance following the Supreme Court's finding against his party's claims that Ohio Secretary of State was required to conduct such a purge.

Surprises and shenanigans!

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 27, 2008 8:42 AM
7

Fuck this shit.

Posted by Greg | October 27, 2008 8:42 AM
8

Yeah, this is about the stupidest thing from a strictly political standpoint that the Republicans could have done right now--expand the scope and scale of the war to other nations. Well done, Bush.

Posted by Joe | October 27, 2008 9:07 AM
9

Jesus fuck that's dumb. i hope meeting with Syria is in Obama's top 10 list. they don't need to be our enemies. Assad went to college in Amurka, for fuck's sake.

Posted by max solomon | October 27, 2008 9:14 AM
10

I wouldn't advocate military attacks, but Syria is a long, long way from being our friend, wherever Assad went to college. His regime is as brutal as any on earth, and his support for terrorists is unequivocal.

Posted by Fnarf | October 27, 2008 9:26 AM
11

fnarf, i'm saying that with Assad Jr. we at least have a chance of reaching an accomodation that de-escalates ME tensions. with Assad Sr. we didn't have a shot.

i didn't say friend. i said not our enemy.

Posted by max solomon | October 27, 2008 9:44 AM
12

1. Tell us the facts. A) Is Syria letting Al Q militants get access to Iraq? B) Has Obama condemned this attack?

2. If yes, and no, STFU.

We're against dumb use of force, not against all use of force, remember? Like Obama said visa-vis Pakistan.

Posted by PC | October 27, 2008 9:52 AM
13

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

I took my baby to the doctor
With a fever, but nothing he found
By the time this hit the street
They said she had a breakdown
Someone's always tryin' to start my baby cryin'
Talkin', squealin', lyin'
Sayin' you just wanna be startin' somethin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

You love to pretend that you're good
When you're always up to no good
You really can't make him hate her
So your tongue became a razor
Someone's always tryin' to keep my baby cryin'
Treacherous, cunnin', declinin'
You got my baby cryin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
You're a vegetable, you're a vegetable
Still they hate you, you're a vegetable
You're just a buffet, you're a vegetable
They eat off of you, you're a vegetable

Billie Jean is always talkin'
When nobody else is talkin'
Tellin' lies and rubbin' shoulders
So they called her mouth a motor
Someone's always tryin' to start my baby cryin'
Talkin', squealin', spyin'
Sayin' you just wanna be startin' somethin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
You're a vegetable, you're a vegetable
Still they hate you, you're a vegetable
You're just a buffet, you're a vegetable
They eat off of you, you're a vegetable

If you can't feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
Then don't have a baby (yeah, yeah)
And don't think maybe (yeah, yeah)
If you can't feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
You'll be always tryin'
To stop that child from cryin'
Hustlin', stealin', lyin'
Now baby's slowly dyin'

I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)
It's too high to get over (yeah, yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah, yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah, yeah)
And the pain is thunder (yeah, yeah)

Lift your head up high
And scream out to the world
I know I am someone
And let the truth unfurl
No one can hurt you now
Because you know what's true
Yes, I believe in me
So you believe in you
Help me sing it, ma ma se,
Ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa
Ma ma se, ma ma sa,
Ma ma coo sa

Posted by Michael Jackson | October 27, 2008 9:54 AM
14

Never underestimate the America-hating Red Bushies like McSame and Cheney's desire to drag us into even more unnecessary wars and unwinnable conflicts.

If they could get away with launching nukes, they would.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 27, 2008 11:51 AM
15
If they could get away with launching nukes, they would.
Maybe they already did and now we're all living in an alternate universe.
Posted by raindrop | October 27, 2008 12:25 PM
16

@15 for the mystical win.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 27, 2008 1:34 PM

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