2014's fast food atrocities
Burger King's black cheeseburger: Made with squid ink and bamboo charcoal, arguably a symbol of meat's destructive effect on the planet. Only available in Japan.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told lawmakers they recommended arming Syria’s rebels.
President Obama ultimately decided against the move, said Reuters, instead providing non-lethal aid to rebels.
It is believed that anti-government rebels are being armed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
At a hearing in Congress Thursday, Republican Sen. John McCain asked Pentagon leaders: ”How many more have to die before you recommend military action?”
The Telegraph reported that McCain pressed the leaders on the issue asking: ”Did you support the recommendation by then-Secretary of State Clinton and then-head of CIA General Petraeus that we supply weapons to the resistance in Syria?”
The Pentagon leaders said they had supported the idea but reiterated that they now backed the president’s decision.
“Obviously there were a number of factors that were involved here that ultimately led to the president’s decision to make (the aid) non-lethal,” said Panetta, reported Reuters.
The CIA also supported the decision to arm Syrian rebels.
It is believed that 80,000 people have died during Syria’s nearly two-year civil war.
Other reports put that number closer to 60,000.
Domino's Specialty Chicken: It's like regular pizza, except instead of a crust, there's fried chicken. The company's marketing officer calls it "one of the most creative, innovative menu items we have ever had” -- brain power put to good use.
KFC'S ZINGER DOUBLE DOWN KING: A sandwich made by adding a burger patty to the infamous chicken-instead-of-buns creation can only be described using all caps. NO BUN ALL MEAT. Only available in South Korea.
Taco Bell's Waffle Taco: It took two years for Taco Bell to develop this waffle folded in the shape of a taco, the stand-out star of its new breakfast menu.
Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger: Only attendees at the San Diego County Fair were given the opportunity to taste the official version of this donut-hamburger-heart attack combo. The rest of America has reasonable odds of not dropping dead tomorrow.
Taco Bell's Quesarito: A burrito wrapped in a quesadilla inside an enigma. Quarantined to one store in Oklahoma City.
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