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(MSNBC) NewsFlash 5 members of US special forces caught in Afghanistan   ( divider line
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2001-09-29 05:47:18 AM  
Let's hope this is not true.
But something similar will happen soon
2001-09-29 06:15:35 AM  
Saddam did the same shiat during the gulf war. The television is the greatest propganda device aslong as they have tv's which I doubt many of em do, but word of mouth works too.
2001-09-29 06:48:08 AM  
If this is true Bush may soon seem not so much like Reagen and more like Carter.
2001-09-29 07:20:30 AM  
Don't worry about this post, them boys don't train to be arrested, ever.
2001-09-29 07:42:31 AM  
More than likely these were elite members of the GIGN, French Special Forces. Highly trained in the arts of combat and surrender.
2001-09-29 08:20:48 AM  
Shouldn't the title for this post read "al-Qaida claims 5 members of US special forces caught in Afghanistan"? Or are we taking their word over the pentagon's? I mean, that's a pretty shocking title - I wish someone would change it so everyone else won't be alarmed when they wake up this morning and see that.
2001-09-29 08:22:21 AM  
This has been denied, both by the U.S. and the Taliban, so...
2001-09-29 08:23:44 AM  
I'm with you Mohammed.Dali... I was freaked,too. Of course, in my opinion our leaders probably should have kept their farking mouths shut about who was or was not over there anyway. It's called not giving the taliban intelligence it can't get on it's own. You'd think it'd be common sense, wouldn't you?
2001-09-29 08:35:28 AM  
Irresponsible journalism...
Misleading people with a headline to get someone
to read your article is lame.
I feel used and dirty
2001-09-29 09:06:26 AM  
Glad to see others agree. Mod?

My idea of "Special Forces". NSFW
2001-09-29 09:06:34 AM  
shiat, shiat shiat, my brother-in-law is an airborne ranger, and was JUST deployed. He didn't OFFICIALLY know where he was going but, we all know he's heading over there. Hope it's not true...
2001-09-29 09:08:53 AM  
Don't click on above link - it doesn't work. I'll repost it later.
2001-09-29 09:29:09 AM  
Lies! All lies.
2001-09-29 09:33:04 AM  
Doublespeak and triplespeak. Good morning Vietnam.
2001-09-29 09:44:29 AM  
Certainly most of the sources qouted have reason to lie but this wouldn't be a good start.
2001-09-29 09:58:47 AM  
Get ready for all kinds of misinformation, disinformation, and out right lies from both sides. That's a big part of how wars are fought. Believe nothing, trust no-one.
2001-09-29 10:01:15 AM  
here is how war is conducted these days:

formerly CIA supported country: "we shot down your plane and have your people in captivity"

Unidted States: "no they don't"

Media: "yes they do"

United States: "yes they do and we are bummed"

Media: "here are the pictures of the wreckage and our soldiers corpses being dragged through the streets"
2001-09-29 10:04:03 AM  
It's highly possible there were commandos captured. They are working inside Afghanistan, they are highly trained, but still capable of capture. I have the utmost faith in men of this caliber; my thoughts and prayers are with them.
2001-09-29 10:14:22 AM  
Don't you just love "He said, she said" "news".
2001-09-29 10:22:50 AM  
I don't believe anything Ratslapper just said. And I never trust anyone with little beady eyes like yours.
2001-09-29 10:24:42 AM  
Kalkin: I don't trust "the little people"...or nuns.
2001-09-29 11:16:25 AM  
I trust the little voices inside my head...
2001-09-29 11:46:31 AM  
Trust the Pentagon or trust the media... hmm....
2001-09-29 11:54:49 AM  
Glenlivid: You should also watch out for the postal service. They ARE watching us. And planning. Taking notes. Making of the lists. waiting. watching. aiming.
2001-09-29 12:33:09 PM  
deception has been one of the major tenets of warfare since the days of "fux0r j00" sun tzu. propaganda serves so many useful purposes that you'd have to be retarded to think that ur country, or anothers, would not use lies.

so i guess i'm saying this could or could not be true. whether or not it matters regarding the overall national objective remains to be seen. it all depends about how our country reacts. lack of public support in times of war is a biatch.

*the ill*
2001-09-29 12:39:34 PM  
oh yeah... what kind of "modern weapons" did they have? like ray guns? or did one of 'em have a pocket pussy for bin laden to amuse himself with, thus diverting his homicidal drive, bleeding it into the feminine void?

*the ill*
2001-09-29 12:49:41 PM  



(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest law firm that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, reacted with disbelief to The Wall Street Journal report of yesterday that George H.W. Bush, the father of President Bush, works for the bin Laden family business in Saudi Arabia through the Carlyle Group, an international consulting firm. The senior Bush had met with the bin Laden family at least twice. (Other top Republicans are also associated with the Carlyle group, such as former Secretary of State James A. Baker.) The terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had supposedly been "disowned" by his family, which runs a multi-billion dollar business in Saudi Arabia and is a major investor in the senior Bush's firm. Other reports have questioned, though, whether members of his Saudi family have truly cut off Osama bin Laden. Indeed, the Journal also reported yesterday that the FBI has subpoenaed the bin Laden family business's bank records.

Judicial Watch earlier this year had strongly criticized President Bush's father's association with the Carlyle Group, pointing out in a March 5 statement that it was a "conflict of interest (which) could cause problems for America's foreign policy in Middle East and Asia." Judicial Watch called for the senior Bush to resign from the firm then.

"This conflict of interest has now turned into a scandal. The idea of the President's father, an ex-president himself, doing business with a company under investigation by the FBI in the terror attacks of September 11 is horrible. President Bush should not ask, but demand, that his father pull out of the Carlyle Group," stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman.

"This has the potential of making 'Billygate' (Jimmy Carter's brother's dealings with Libya) look like small potatoes," added Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
2001-09-29 12:53:52 PM  
Kalkin: Coffee just came out my nose...and it's your fault.
2001-09-29 12:56:52 PM  
My friend once had a strand of spaghetti come out of his nose. It was quite the sight to see.
2001-09-29 01:05:32 PM  
Perticularly weird Glenlivid.

Just curious, but have you yet tried drinking of coffee via the mouth oriface? onyaface?
2001-09-29 01:08:35 PM  
Wait, let me try my psychic powers.

I sense, carrots coming out of your nipples after my latest statement.

please tell me how close I came to this, I need to keep carefull notes.
2001-09-29 01:15:02 PM  
We did give away that we had men in Afghanistan.. so that couldn't have helped the Afghanis capture them! right? :)
2001-09-29 01:26:37 PM  
RobbieFal: doh!
2001-09-29 01:53:10 PM  
Lets debunk this now. They were caught with "modern weapons"
Lets see, I was under the understanding the this organization is quite up to date on "modern weapons" If they were truly caught they would be dragging them around the streets.
2001-09-29 02:14:39 PM  
Salami Bean Ladel: "Turn on CNN, I want to find out where the troops are."
Lackey: "Sir CNN is reporting that there are war ships in the area."
Salami Bean Ladel: "Stupid americans, their news gives us all the information we need, now we know they are here."

Give me a break, I doubt there is much coming off CNN that they don't know. I mean we have a very large military operation in the area, with gigantic city sized ships in their backyard, we're not going to hide them behind a tree. As long as the media isn't leaking information like "Infantry found in afghanistan at the corner of 2nd Ave and Hocht Street" I doubt they can do much damage.

I'll get pissed off when I see a reporter running down the street behind an elite tactical group with a microphone saying "Today we've secretly replaced this non-existant tactical forces bullets with foldgers crystals, lets watch".
2001-09-29 05:09:34 PM  
A British journalist has been arrested in Afghanistan by the Taleban for allegedly entering the country illegally.
Sunday Express correspondent Yvonne Ridley was arrested near Jalalabad, a city near the eastern border with Pakistan, on Friday.
A spokeswoman for Express Newspapers confirmed Ms Ridley had been arrested.
Afghanistan has expelled foreign journalists and refused to issue new visas.​08.stm
2001-09-29 06:13:48 PM  
gone for 4 days and Fark gets a facelift? What the hell is this?
2001-09-29 06:14:01 PM  
I thought that said 5 naked members of the us special forces caught in afgan.
2001-09-29 06:18:50 PM  
I trust the Taliban about as far as I can spit a rat... Wait... Not even that far. NOTE: I did not mean to offend rats by using them in the same sentence as the Taliban. (Sorry, Rats.)
2001-09-29 06:23:35 PM  
I can see alot of this kinda crap being blasted over the internet and my tv in the coming months or years.
2001-09-29 06:53:41 PM  
How come the Taliban denies everything they do? They is so evil.
2001-09-29 08:17:52 PM  
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2001-09-29 09:33:55 PM  
Disinformation reigns... we'll be peeling the conspiracy theorists off the walls and ceiling for months.
2001-09-29 11:38:59 PM  
I'm going to guess that the percentage of people who actually read the article on this thread hovers around 10%.


The idiot who posted this either didn't read it himself, or deliberately posted a sensational headline to get a response on his article submission. The only group claiming to have captured the troops is Al-Queda itself. The US denies it, even the Taliban have denied it twice, as have their forces in that region.

So, wait, Bin Laden's group says something, and even though everyone else including the Taliban denies it, we believe it because it's sensational. Idiots--as though US Special Forces are going to get captured by a bunch of AK-47 toting fundamentalists anyway.
2001-09-30 08:14:51 AM  
Since when do we actually have to read the article to make fun of it and respond to it?

I think your asking way too much from your target audience as to actually pay attention to facts or reason.

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