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    Default RATM Bassist Doesn't Believe ISIS Is Real

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a complete jackass. Btw, I don't think his teeth are real.



    October 2, 2015

    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist Tim Commerford doesn't believe that Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria (ISIS) is real, explaining that "we created' the militant group "so we can go drop bombs."

    Commerford, a self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist, made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with Rolling Stone magazine in which he opened up about his new project WAKRAT, the status of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame chances and Zack De La Rocha's latest musical endeavor.


    "I don't believe ISIS is real," he said. "ISIS has been an inspiration for a lot of the songs that I wrote with WAKRAT. I don't believe that all the different factions in the Middle East have gotten together and said, 'Okay, we all hate each other and we all hate America, so let's all put on the ISIS uniform and join forces and just become ISIS.' That's a bunch of shit. I don't believe the Jihadi John beheading video. Go look at those videos and study them, and see if you don't think they're fake."

    He continued: "They're not real. They're high-def. They have a soundtrack. The parts of those videos that you couldn't fake are edited out. At first, I thought it was edited out by our government so our kids wouldn't be seeing it on the Internet, but no. That's the way those videos came. The knife starts to cut the neck, and then it fades out. There's too much stuff that doesn't look real. They've edited out the parts that would be too hard to fake. We created Jihadi John and ISIS so we can go drop bombs."

    Asked what he thinks happened to the people who ISIS claimed to have killed in the videos," Commerford responded: "They were already dead." Pressed about whether he thinks the U.S. government made it up, the bassist said: "Oh, I think it goes so much deeper than just the U.S. government. It's the same people that put presidents in office all over the world. It's a global conspiracy of people whose names we'll never know, but they're the ones who really run the show because they're the ones with the deepest pockets."

    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's new DVD, "Straight Outta My Ass", is set to be released October 16. The concert was filmed in 2010 in London.




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    fantastic band but their politics can be a little goofy for me.

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    Well, they're liberals so.................






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    Perhaps he should be dropped off over there. Then he could give us an update
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    Cant stand them and this coming from someone in that band doesn't surprise me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw View Post
    Cant stand them and this coming from someone in that band doesn't surprise me at all.
    Can't stand the band, the "tree hugger" mentality, or the whole appeal...
    ISIS are here. Sad but true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Can't stand the band.
    Sad but true.
    That's no reason to quote metallica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    That's no reason to quote metallica.
    "That's the fact, Jack"
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    Quote Originally Posted by evhintexas View Post
    Perhaps he should be dropped off over there. Then he could give us an update
    Hard to talk when your head has been cut off. Wonder if he knows about that, "useful" information?

    In other news, wingless birds are having a difficult time taking off to fly.

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    For the most part I can separate someone's art or abilities from their thoughts. I can only imagine what it must have been like to see Rage in the short amount of time before they were signed. It must have been batshit insane. Those riffs and the sounds Morello was getting out of his guitar with some crazy looking dude rap-screaming over it. The sheer power of that band would have made me stop what I was doing and stand there watching with my mouth open.

    However, sometimes I wish the people in the band would keep their mouths closed. There are things Morello has done that I can appreciate, like feeding the homeless in cities who have banned feeding the homeless. But for the most part they are about to spin right off this planet with their viewpoints. And this is yet another example.

    Maybe all that ink is getting to his brain (seriously, those tats had to hurt, right?). This is the guy who climbed the rafters after Limp Bizkit was given an MTV VMA, after all. Something tells me he's not an expert on foreign policy.

    Get Zack back in Rage and put out a new record and I will pay attention to you. Until then, keep up the crazy!

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    While his views may be a bit extreme on some points, it's pretty obvious who has created, funded, armed, and trained the radical jihadists trying to overthrow Assad... I'll give you guys a hint... Their initials are U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge View Post
    While his views may be a bit extreme on some points, it's pretty obvious who has created, funded, armed, and trained the radical jihadists trying to overthrow Assad... I'll give you guys a hint... Their initials are U.S.

    If we "created" ISIS, we sure are doing a piss poor job of bombing them and capitalizing on the resulting chaos. Syria is going to be under Russian control within a few months if it isn't already.

    Any funding or arms that went to ISIS was by accident and due to poor resource management by our government, NOT because we are trying to purposely destabilize the region or give us an excuse to bomb some sandcastles.

    Those Jihadi John videos are not faked. What he's referring to is actually insight into how they do their business. They get these guys to go out there and do these "talks" to the camera, and at the end they simulate the beheading. They do this dozens of times until the person is numb to what is happening. Finally, they behead him off camera and cut it to look like Jihadi John did it.

    This Commerford guy is clearly a dolt, so I wouldn't be so quick to jump on his side.
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    Liberals suck. No surprise here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    Can we just gas liberals? Especially the actors and musicians.
    Don't gas them, ignore them. The only platform they have is paid for by fans. Sort of like the government.
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