OT - what is Aleppo?

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Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 9, 2016 - 1:04am

Test it on your friends and acquaintances.

I asked 4 friends on the phone today. Only 1 person knew.

Next I'm going to be asking what is Crimea? Possible answers: a new crime show on TV. Some kind of creamy sauce.

Submitted by an on September 9, 2016 - 8:20am.

What is Aleppo? = Overblown nonsense.

Submitted by no_such_reality on September 9, 2016 - 8:55am.

Be sure to take a breathless pause and the. Repeat Ah-Lep-po slowly. Just the single word

Submitted by all on September 9, 2016 - 10:03am.

The three friends who had no idea are likely as informed as you are about the issue.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 9, 2016 - 11:56am.

AN wrote:
What is Aleppo? = Overblown nonsense.

Really? It's like not knowing what Saigon is during the Vietnam war. Say what? Gone where?

I'm going to test this one also.

Geography questions can be fun. What is Yalta? Winston Churchill admirers ahould know... Remember the bust controversy?

Submitted by dumbrenter on September 9, 2016 - 12:20pm.

It is a greek soup

Submitted by harvey on September 9, 2016 - 12:21pm.

AN wrote:
What is Aleppo? = Overblown nonsense.

It is overblown, since Johnson was irrelevant long before he demonstrated his cluelessness.

Submitted by an on September 9, 2016 - 1:39pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
AN wrote:
What is Aleppo? = Overblown nonsense.

Really? It's like not knowing what Saigon is during the Vietnam war. Say what? Gone where?

I'm going to test this one also.

Geography questions can be fun. What is Yalta? Winston Churchill admirers ahould know... Remember the bust controversy?


Relative to Benghazi, email, pay-to-play state dept on one side and EVERYTHING about Trump on the other side. Hell yeah this is overblown nonsense.

Submitted by treehugger on September 9, 2016 - 1:55pm.

I work with the military, if you or your friends were there it is not overblown nonsense.

Our government may be overblown nonsense, but to the folks on the ground this shit is real.

Submitted by harvey on September 9, 2016 - 2:39pm.

AN wrote:

Relative to Benghazi, email, pay-to-play state dept on one side and EVERYTHING about Trump on the other side. Hell yeah this is overblown nonsense.

You just compared Aleppo to Benghazi?

https://www.google.com/search?q=aleppo&s...

Submitted by no_such_reality on September 9, 2016 - 2:56pm.

Oh fuck please.

Just fucking stop.

Aleppo isn't a one word place holder for the shit going on in Syria. That's what's so fucking stupid about this. And yes, this is about time to start saying fuck.

Because everybody keeps playing grab ass bullshit games.

The question could have been, what are you going to do about the Syrian crises. The Syrian conflict. or any number of things, but a one word bullshit Ah--Lep'---O is just fucking bullshit.

That shit started out of the Arab spring, that same shit that gave us Benghazi.

The same shit, the Ms Foreign Chops, can't think of a more qualified person to be President was on the fucking deck of and principal role was Secretary of the Fucking State responsible for that sh*t. Apparently she was watching the video the Administration told us was responsible for it.

And Trump is a blowhard fucking idiot but everybody wants to play one word grabass and act like asking "What is Ah-Lep-O??" is a fucking major thing because they're reading the the fucking primer published in almost every media outlet half of which like the LA Times were showcasing talking heads claiming is was Capital of ISIS which it isn't and which the LA Times pointed out.

And as soon as questioner got over the "you don't know Aleppo bullshit" and said Syria, Johnson was on it and pointing out that it's a fucking quagmire mess and total disaster.

But play grab ass on "Ah--Lep--O"

Submitted by poorgradstudent on September 9, 2016 - 3:58pm.

It's a city anyone who thinks they are qualified to be President should probably be familiar with.

Submitted by SK in CV on September 9, 2016 - 4:09pm.

harvey wrote:
AN wrote:

Relative to Benghazi, email, pay-to-play state dept on one side and EVERYTHING about Trump on the other side. Hell yeah this is overblown nonsense.

You just compared Aleppo to Benghazi?

https://www.google.com/search?q=aleppo&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X#tbm=isch&q=aleppo+children+casualties

Yeah, just to elaborate, a few people died in Benghazi. Tens of thousands have died, and hundreds of thousands displaced in Aleppo.

There's a lot of people in the US who have no idea who or what Aleppo is. And more than 30% who think the US should build a wall along the Atlantic coast to keep Muslims out. And I suspect almost all of them support 1 presidential candidate. The point I'm trying make here is that the country is filled with uninformed people.

That a small, though significant, percentage would support someone for president that doesn't know what Aleppo is, is alarming. But a significant number also think something happened at Benghazi that should affect their presidential vote. There's a lot of alarming shit going on.

Submitted by evolusd on September 9, 2016 - 4:52pm.

Shouldn't be a big deal relative to Clintrump's issues.

I've always wished Weld was on the top of the ticket. I'm guessing he would have known about Aleppo.

Submitted by an on September 9, 2016 - 4:58pm.

harvey wrote:
AN wrote:

Relative to Benghazi, email, pay-to-play state dept on one side and EVERYTHING about Trump on the other side. Hell yeah this is overblown nonsense.

You just compared Aleppo to Benghazi?

https://www.google.com/search?q=aleppo&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X#tbm=isch&q=aleppo+children+casualties


Who voted for the Iraq war? What brought on ISIS? It doesn't matter how many died. 1 is too many. But it matter more who lied about what.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 10, 2016 - 11:38am.

SK in CV wrote:
harvey wrote:
AN wrote:

Relative to Benghazi, email, pay-to-play state dept on one side and EVERYTHING about Trump on the other side. Hell yeah this is overblown nonsense.

You just compared Aleppo to Benghazi?

https://www.google.com/search?q=aleppo&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X#tbm=isch&q=aleppo+children+casualties

Yeah, just to elaborate, a few people died in Benghazi. Tens of thousands have died, and hundreds of thousands displaced in Aleppo.

There's a lot of people in the US who have no idea who or what Aleppo is. And more than 30% who think the US should build a wall along the Atlantic coast to keep Muslims out. And I suspect almost all of them support 1 presidential candidate. The point I'm trying make here is that the country is filled with uninformed people.

That a small, though significant, percentage would support someone for president that doesn't know what Aleppo is, is alarming. But a significant number also think something happened at Benghazi that should affect their presidential vote. There's a lot of alarming shit going on.

The "basket of deplorables". It's interesting that the people who claim they don't want PC anymore get their feelings hurt so easily.

Submitted by an on September 10, 2016 - 12:26pm.

evolusd wrote:
Shouldn't be a big deal relative to Clintrump's issues.

I've always wished Weld was on the top of the ticket. I'm guessing he would have known about Aleppo.


That's my point exactly. But it doesn't really matter what the right or left think of this gaffe. The Hillary supporters on here is just as blindly devoted to her as the Trump supporters are. I can point to many many gaffe of Clintrump that are much worse. Better yet, I can point to their many past actions that are much worse. Action speaks louder than words. The left and right combined only have about 50% of the votes. It's the independents who feel they have to pick between just these 2 that horrifies me.

Submitted by SK in CV on September 10, 2016 - 1:02pm.

AN wrote:
Who voted for the Iraq war? What brought on ISIS? It doesn't matter how many died. 1 is too many. But it matter more who lied about what.

It doesn't matter how many died? If 100 lies leads to 1 death, it's worse than no lies leading to tens of thousands of deaths? What lies are you even talking about?

Submitted by harvey on September 10, 2016 - 2:39pm.

no_such_reality wrote:
But play grab ass on "Ah--Lep--O"

I actually read the transcript and I agree that someone knowledgeable about the Syria situation could have been caught off guard by the way the question was posed. They were talking about something else and the interviewer suddenly asked about "Aleppo" without any transition whatsoever. It's fair to say that Johnson's mind was just in a different place and that particular name didn't click given the context.

And yeah, I hate the shit the media and the public pulls when one of these "gaffes" happen. But the treatment that Johnson is getting on "Aleppo" is nothing like what has been used against Clinton in the "It doesn't matter..." soundbite. The latter, where her words are cut-off mid sentence, is just plain deceitful sleaze.

The grab-ass on "Ah--Lep--O" was unfair and overblown, but Johnson didn't come out of the interview looking like he had any real command of foreign policy either. Nobody's going to fix Syria in the next presidential term or two, but I do give Clinton the nod on this particular issue simply because she's got some first-hand experience with these matters where the other candidate is worse than ignorant (Trump is the one other candidate, there are no others relevant enough to consider...)

Submitted by an on September 10, 2016 - 5:01pm.

SK in CV wrote:
AN wrote:
Who voted for the Iraq war? What brought on ISIS? It doesn't matter how many died. 1 is too many. But it matter more who lied about what.

It doesn't matter how many died? If 100 lies leads to 1 death, it's worse than no lies leading to tens of thousands of deaths? What lies are you even talking about?


How does a gaffe lead to tens of thousands of death? What good is all the knowledge if it lead you to make the wrong decision? As for what lies, you don't really care for answer. That shit has been covered for awhile all over the news from MSNBC to Fox and everywhere in between.

Submitted by harvey on September 10, 2016 - 5:18pm.

You do understand that the reason Johnson has such a clean record of investigative history is that because nobody gives enough of a fuck about him to do an investigation?

The Republican party has been trying to 'nail' Hillary since the early nineties. No other politician in US history - probably the history of the world - has been the target of so much dirt-digging and smearing.

And despite all that, the best they've got is, well, not much relative to any politician with a long career. However by shouting the accusations long and often enough, the media does get more than a few suckers to believe the accusations may be true, or even that they matter (see posts by AN for examples...)

A truck driver with decades of experience on the highway is going to have more traffic tickets than sixteen year old with a learner's permit - which one would you rather have driving the tractor trailer full of your cargo?

Submitted by an on September 10, 2016 - 5:38pm.

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Submitted by SK in CV on September 10, 2016 - 7:51pm.

harvey wrote:
You do understand that the reason Johnson has such a clean record of investigative history is that because nobody gives enough of a fuck about him to do an investigation?

The Republican party has been trying to 'nail' Hillary since the early nineties. No other politician in US history - probably the history of the world - has been the target of so much dirt-digging and smearing.

And despite all that, the best they've got is, well, not much relative to any politician with a long career. However by shouting the accusations long and often enough, the media does get more than a few suckers to believe the accusations may be true, or even that they matter (see posts by AN for examples...)

A truck driver with decades of experience on the highway is going to have more traffic tickets than sixteen year old with a learner's permit - which one would you rather have driving the tractor trailer full of your cargo?

Bingo. Except its being going since Bill was governor of Arkansas. Literally scores of accusations over more than 3 decades and all they found was a blow job. That's it. Nothing more. And that includes the current e-mail and Clinton Foundation fake scandals. There is absolutely nothing there.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on September 16, 2016 - 11:05am.

Very deplorable situation in my family. My first cousin once removed is visiting. Early 30s, PhD in biology. He didn't know Aleppo. At least he's not a trump supporter.

Submitted by all on September 16, 2016 - 12:31pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
Very deplorable situation in my family. My first cousin once removed is visiting. Early 30s, PhD in biology. He didn't know Aleppo. At least he's not a trump supporter.

Clearly an outcast who is not taking his prescribed daily dose of MSM. Chemical castration would set him straight.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on October 19, 2016 - 9:07pm.

My friend text me "Did she say Bag Daddy?" For real.

Submitted by elbarcosr on October 21, 2016 - 10:30am.

no_such_reality wrote:
Oh fuck please.

Just fucking stop.

Aleppo isn't a one word place holder for the shit going on in Syria. That's what's so fucking stupid about this. And yes, this is about time to start saying fuck.

Because everybody keeps playing grab ass bullshit games.

The question could have been, what are you going to do about the Syrian crises. The Syrian conflict. or any number of things, but a one word bullshit Ah--Lep'---O is just fucking bullshit.

That shit started out of the Arab spring, that same shit that gave us Benghazi.

The same shit, the Ms Foreign Chops, can't think of a more qualified person to be President was on the fucking deck of and principal role was Secretary of the Fucking State responsible for that sh*t. Apparently she was watching the video the Administration told us was responsible for it.

And Trump is a blowhard fucking idiot but everybody wants to play one word grabass and act like asking "What is Ah-Lep-O??" is a fucking major thing because they're reading the the fucking primer published in almost every media outlet half of which like the LA Times were showcasing talking heads claiming is was Capital of ISIS which it isn't and which the LA Times pointed out.

And as soon as questioner got over the "you don't know Aleppo bullshit" and said Syria, Johnson was on it and pointing out that it's a fucking quagmire mess and total disaster.

But play grab ass on "Ah--Lep--O"

Yes. Thank you.

Submitted by an on October 21, 2016 - 11:49am.

elbarcosr wrote:
no_such_reality wrote:
Oh fuck please.

Just fucking stop.

Aleppo isn't a one word place holder for the shit going on in Syria. That's what's so fucking stupid about this. And yes, this is about time to start saying fuck.

Because everybody keeps playing grab ass bullshit games.

The question could have been, what are you going to do about the Syrian crises. The Syrian conflict. or any number of things, but a one word bullshit Ah--Lep'---O is just fucking bullshit.

That shit started out of the Arab spring, that same shit that gave us Benghazi.

The same shit, the Ms Foreign Chops, can't think of a more qualified person to be President was on the fucking deck of and principal role was Secretary of the Fucking State responsible for that sh*t. Apparently she was watching the video the Administration told us was responsible for it.

And Trump is a blowhard fucking idiot but everybody wants to play one word grabass and act like asking "What is Ah-Lep-O??" is a fucking major thing because they're reading the the fucking primer published in almost every media outlet half of which like the LA Times were showcasing talking heads claiming is was Capital of ISIS which it isn't and which the LA Times pointed out.

And as soon as questioner got over the "you don't know Aleppo bullshit" and said Syria, Johnson was on it and pointing out that it's a fucking quagmire mess and total disaster.

But play grab ass on "Ah--Lep--O"

Yes. Thank you.


OMG, I can't believe I missed this post from NSR. This is awesome is is exactly how I feel as well.

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