Ohio Barbarian

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  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 17:47:39View | Delete

    You know, I have just a slight problem with that. There is nothing you said that is not true, yet I am bothered by the prevailing paradigm on the American, and maybe European, left, that somehow makes Western colonialism, Western conquest, Western hypocrisy, somehow worse than Asian or African or Native American conquest and colonialism [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 15:22:57View | Delete

    I was wondering who would catch that, and I’m not at all surprised to see that it was you, TD. But think about it. Kerry used that Genghis Khan analogy in 1971, and it probably wasn’t the first time. He probably used it in his sophomore year in college, got an “A” for original thinking, and [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 13:44:30View | Delete

    Thanks for the comment and the chuckle. Indeed, ISIS needs money; I’m sure they’re just as open to bribes from the CIA as they are to funding from our so very good friends, the Saudi royal family, which shares their perverted interpretation of Islam. Silly CIA. They just keep missing the target. I trust they’ll [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 13:33:38View | Delete

    Banks and the CIA? Obama is Jamie Dimon’s creature. Poppy Bush had, and no doubt has, considerable CIA connections. John Kerry married into the Heinz fortune. They’re really the same people, and Jamie Dimon’s not all that bright, either, IMHO. He lucked out, too. All I’m saying is it’s just as dangerous to We The [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 12:31:36View | Delete

    What real government? Where? Kerry’s the bloody Secretary of State, for Odin’s sake.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 12:29:36View | Delete

    That’s interesting. Thanks. However, it changes nothing. The article makes ISIS seem WAY too clever. Do you really think those ignorant religious fanatics know the difference between a replica and the real thing? I don’t. Even if they did, they’d still smash them because they think they’re idols. As for exaggerated propaganda, yes, that what [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 12:24:27View | Delete

    I’m glad somebody got it. One of my implied points is that many members of our ruling class just aren’t all that smart. The Bushes, the Clintons, Obama, Kerry, the Republican presidential candidates; sometimes their ignorance astounds me. In this case, it’s not even intelligent propaganda. What Kerry said was stupid. Period. “Never attribute to [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 12:17:31View | Delete

    Well, I do admit I’d break out the popcorn to see John Kerry put in a room with either Genghis Khan or Tamerlane after making that comment and, you know, seeing what happens.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 10:04:47View | Delete

    I understand. These pop up ads are incredibly annoying. I’d love to go all Genghis Khan on them myself. Feel free to go to my blog; no pop ups there, guaranteed.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-03-01 10:00:54View | Delete

    That’s very true, and a point I left out, mainly in the interests of brevity, but I’m glad you added it, Mary. Timur’s Samarkand was arguably the art capital of the world in his lifetime. Timur was many things, but he was no fanatical religious iconoclast. ISIS is. For Kerry to equate the two on [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Socialism is American as Apple Pie by Josh Pechthalt.

    2015-03-01 08:48:07View | Delete

    That is one of the most ignorant comments I have seen on FDL. The whole point of the post is that Obama is definitely NOT a socialist and that Giuliani is an ignorant idiot for saying he is one. Nowhere in the post does the author say that Obama is a “patriot,” though he does [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian wrote a new diary post: On John Kerry, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan

    2015-03-01 08:30:15View | Delete

    On ABC’s  This Week  today, American Secretary of State John Kerry said that the recent destruction of priceless Assyrian works of art by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq(ISIS) was a “rampage reminiscent of Tamerlane and Genghis Khan.” Tamerlane? Genghis Khan? Wow. These ISIS guys must be really bad ass. But are they? Really? Let’s take [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post The New American Century of War by Big Al .

    2015-02-28 15:26:21View | Delete

    I cannot agree with you on everything, though I think our differences are trivial. I don’t believe in the “false flag attack” theory of 9/11/2001. At all. I really think the reason so many Americans can’t believe that a bunch of A-Rabs were capable of taking out several thousand people in New York, Washington, and [...]

  • Naw. The Republicans know that if Homeland Security is unfunded that the airport screeners will be required to work without pay. Those are the rules. Sounds like slavery to me, but then again, most Republicans and many Democrats have no problem with the peculiar institution in their little dark hearts.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Mister Spock Has Died by cmaukonen.

    2015-02-28 08:44:27View | Delete

    The original series came out when I was about 8 years old, and just blew the rest of TV offerings away in my childhood mind. Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy were my favorites, especially their interplay.

    Mr. Spock taught a lot of people a lot, not only about logic, but compassion.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post 21st Century Populism: the New “Us” Against the Same Old “Them” by David Seaton.

    2015-02-20 11:16:16View | Delete

    “Clearly then, contrary to much that “they” would like “us” to believe, (understatement warning) the corporate model cannot serve the well being of the community as a whole.” Recommended for that line alone, Senor Seaton. I’ll put it another way, the corporate model is not evolutionarily viable. It might work for ants or bees, but [...]

  • To answer your title question: In a word, no. The only thing that will bring peace to the ethnically Russian dominated eastern Ukraine is local autonomy dominated by Moscow at best(from the Kiev government’s perspective) or flat out annexation by the Russian Federation at worst. And that is exactly what is going to happen unless [...]

  • Don’t worry too much about Bear bombers. They’re old, slow, carry enough fuel to stay aloft for days, and have been around since the 1970′s. They’re certainly no threat to the United Kingdom, and the British military knows it.

    This is all bluster.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Obama’s Push for a Shiny New War by Ohio Barbarian.

    2015-02-20 10:55:29View | Delete

    I would have gotten back to you earlier, but I’ve been unable to log onto FDL for days. It seems that all of the pop up ads are slowing down the site, probably due to incredibly inadequate software and servers. As for your point, I’m not really sure. I always thought Obama’s effort to bring [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Van Buren: Watching the Same Movie About American War for 75 Years by Tom Engelhardt.

    2015-02-20 10:43:30View | Delete

    I haven’t seen American Sniper yet, though I probably will once it becomes available in my local public library, simply because I think Clint Eastwood is a great director. I notice, however, that you did not mention another movie directed by him, Letters from Iwo Jima , told from the Japanese perspective, in Japanese, by some excellent Japanese [...]

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