If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Al Jazeera)   Syria Declares War on self   (english.aljazeera.net) divider line 194
    More: Scary, Syrians, Unconfirmed Reports, Bashar al-Assad, Damascus, Non-combatant, curfew, Daraa, Al Jazeera  
•       •       •

13364 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Apr 2011 at 11:31 AM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



194 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2011-04-25 11:32:27 AM
Hoooly shiat.
 
2011-04-25 11:32:29 AM
They can't be Syriaous!

/rimshot
 
2011-04-25 11:32:37 AM
Here we go. It's on now. This can only end well.
 
2011-04-25 11:33:15 AM
Surely Obama will not let this slaughter of civilians continue, right?
 
2011-04-25 11:33:26 AM
Christ, I know we've had some disappointments in the NCAA tournament, but declare war? That's a bit much.
 
2011-04-25 11:34:52 AM
War on self? Is that some sort of zen thing?
 
2011-04-25 11:35:17 AM
Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?
 
2011-04-25 11:35:30 AM
Who's next?

The rate we're going, the entire middle east is going to be a war zone.
 
2011-04-25 11:35:59 AM

muck4doo: Surely Obama will not let this slaughter of civilians continue, right?


*facepalm*
 
2011-04-25 11:36:06 AM

HailRobonia: War on self? Is that some sort of zen thing?


Nah, the Scots (and their mortal enemies the Scots) did it for centuries.
 
2011-04-25 11:36:23 AM
But, the mullahs and that nice Ahmadickhead fellow say it's the Juice who are causing all these shenannigans. They wouldn't lie would they?
 
2011-04-25 11:36:48 AM

meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-04-25 11:38:25 AM

muck4doo: Surely Obama will not let this slaughter of civilians continue, right?


I swear I can't take you anywhere.
 
2011-04-25 11:38:47 AM
And all I could think about was warring!
 
2011-04-25 11:38:53 AM
The Syrians are an insanely aggressive race who live in the Middle East. They are extremely keen on fighting - one of the best ways to deal with a Syrian is to lock him in a room by himself, since he would beat himself up sooner or later. They wrecked their country with constant wars, and the whole population lives within bunkers deep below the surface.

/Link (with apologies to DNA)
 
2011-04-25 11:39:06 AM
We should have never got into the mess in Libya. How do we justify not going into Syria now where the violence is 30x worse?

What a mess.
 
2011-04-25 11:39:25 AM

meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?


Money and tribalism. He's a Shia, I'm a Sunni. He's a Kurd, I'm an Arab. He's from the Bronx, I'm from Manhattan.
 
2011-04-25 11:40:00 AM

HailRobonia: War on self? Is that some sort of zen thing?


As an interesting aside, the concept of jihad is thought by many Muslims to refer to an inner war against the evils of the self, as opposed to the radical reductionist interpretation of a war to spread Islam. Buddism has been doing it longer, but that sort of though process isn't that humorously alien to the region as it seems.
 
2011-04-25 11:40:51 AM
I'm sure that Muhammad (peace be upon him) will sort this out, right?
 
2011-04-25 11:41:37 AM

muck4doo: Surely Obama will not let this slaughter of civilians continue, right?


It would be consistent to start bombing Syrian armed forces now.

And it's not like we don't have troops nearby.

shiat, it's not like they don't have some of the old invasion plans from Bush sitting around. "Gates, bring me War Plan Stupid, stat."
 
2011-04-25 11:41:45 AM
glass parking lot.
 
2011-04-25 11:41:47 AM

xtragrind: We should have never got into the mess in Libya. How do we justify not going into Syria now where the violence is 30x worse?

What a mess.


WE AREN'T IN A MESS IN LIBYA. Jesus Christ, we're just lobbing cruise missiles and maybe supporting NATO jets with refuel/refit. How is it you guys had hard-ons for weeks before Bush pummeled Iran, but simply giving an assist with no boots on the ground is reason for impeachment?
 
2011-04-25 11:42:20 AM
War Declared By All!

Austria Declares War on Serbia Declares War on Germany Declares War on France Declares War on Turkey Declares War on Russia Declares War on Bulgaria Declares War on Britain

Ottoman Empire Almost Declares War on Itself

Nations Struggle To Remember Allies
 
2011-04-25 11:42:38 AM

Jake Havechek: before Bush pummeled Iran


????

Jake Havechek: WE AREN'T IN A MESS IN LIBYA. Jesus Christ, we're just lobbing cruise missiles and maybe supporting NATO jets with refuel/refit. How is it you guys had hard-ons for weeks before Bush pummeled Iran, but simply giving an assist with no boots on the ground is reason for impeachment?


Some of us are against all wars of choice.
 
2011-04-25 11:43:03 AM

meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?


FTA, some of the military is defecting.

There's always going to be some nutcase sycophants who will do exactly what they are told, even when it means turning your weapons on the very people you're supposed to be protecting.

And then there's stuff like in Libya where much of the army are mercs, not regulars.
 
2011-04-25 11:43:05 AM

xtragrind: We should have never got into the mess in Libya. How do we justify not going into Syria now where the violence is 30x worse?

What a mess.


we don't want to?
 
2011-04-25 11:43:17 AM

xtragrind: We should have never got into the mess in Libya. How do we justify not going into Syria now where the violence is 30x worse?

What a mess.


Who is "we"?
 
2011-04-25 11:43:26 AM

xtragrind: We should have never got into the mess in Libya. How do we justify not going into Syria now where the violence is 30x worse?

What a mess.


By what possible metric is is 30x worse? It's roughly similar.
 
2011-04-25 11:43:35 AM

muck4doo: Surely Obama will not let this slaughter of civilians continue, right?


He's planning a hyper-kinetic action as we speak, that will demonstrate he is a world leader during this election period.
 
2011-04-25 11:43:39 AM

meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?


Conscription, combined with an extremely strict military justice system ("Open fire or I'll execute you right now, or worse, send you to prison.") Very persuasive, especially since you don't know the people your shooting at. Conscripts are not stationed in their home areas, but moved to foreign ones.

Seeing Muslims killing other Muslims is like seeing African-American gangs war with each other, which is like watching African tribes kill each other. It's the tribal nature of man made manifest in the 21st century.
 
2011-04-25 11:43:57 AM

NemoD: meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?

Money and tribalism. He's a Shia, I'm a Sunni. He's a Kurd, I'm an Arab. He's from the Bronx, I'm from Manhattan.


♬ You say tomAYto, I say tomAHto, let's blow the whole thing up. ♫ ♪
 
2011-04-25 11:44:14 AM

NemoD: meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?

Money and tribalism. He's a Shia, I'm a Sunni. He's a Kurd, I'm an Arab. He's from the Bronx, I'm from Manhattan.


I'm from Brooklyn, and with merciful Bloomberg as my witness, I will team up with my Bronx brother and rape you to death.
 
2011-04-25 11:44:17 AM

abhorrent1: glass parking lot.


This.
 
2011-04-25 11:44:48 AM

YixilTesiphon: Jake Havechek: before Bush pummeled Iran

????

Jake Havechek: WE AREN'T IN A MESS IN LIBYA. Jesus Christ, we're just lobbing cruise missiles and maybe supporting NATO jets with refuel/refit. How is it you guys had hard-ons for weeks before Bush pummeled Iran, but simply giving an assist with no boots on the ground is reason for impeachment?

Some of us are against all wars of choice.


IT'S NOT A FRICKIN' WAR! Sheesh.
 
2011-04-25 11:45:32 AM
We don't need your civil war.....
 
2011-04-25 11:46:13 AM
Iraq..... I guess I have Iran on the brain. Must have been that Flock of Seagulls CD I had on Saturday night.
 
2011-04-25 11:47:37 AM

abhorrent1: glass parking lot.


Yeah, let's kill all the Arabs and let God sort them out.

Yeah, let's kill all the Jews and let God sort them out.

Yeah, let's kill all the Vietnamese and let God sort them out.

Yeah, let's kill all the Russians and let God sort them out.

Yeah, let's kll all the Germans and let God sort them out.

Yeah, let's kill everyone other than ourselves.

/Why is saying something like this not an automatic permaban?
 
2011-04-25 11:47:58 AM

Jake Havechek: YixilTesiphon: Jake Havechek: before Bush pummeled Iran

????

Jake Havechek: WE AREN'T IN A MESS IN LIBYA. Jesus Christ, we're just lobbing cruise missiles and maybe supporting NATO jets with refuel/refit. How is it you guys had hard-ons for weeks before Bush pummeled Iran, but simply giving an assist with no boots on the ground is reason for impeachment?

Some of us are against all wars of choice.

IT'S NOT A FRICKIN' WAR! Sheesh.


You don't want to get involved in that one. The libbest of libs believe any and all action involving weapons are wars. It's not a road you want to argue down.
 
2011-04-25 11:48:02 AM

NemoD: meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?

Money and tribalism. He's a Shia, I'm a Sunni. He's a Kurd, I'm an Arab. He's from the Bronx, I'm from Manhattan.


I'm a Mac and you're a PC?
 
2011-04-25 11:48:15 AM
Let me know when the world assplodes.
 
2011-04-25 11:48:55 AM
Isn't Syria the parking lot for the local Russian naval fleet?
 
2011-04-25 11:49:11 AM

LasersHurt: Jake Havechek: YixilTesiphon: Jake Havechek: before Bush pummeled Iran

????

Jake Havechek: WE AREN'T IN A MESS IN LIBYA. Jesus Christ, we're just lobbing cruise missiles and maybe supporting NATO jets with refuel/refit. How is it you guys had hard-ons for weeks before Bush pummeled Iran, but simply giving an assist with no boots on the ground is reason for impeachment?

Some of us are against all wars of choice.

IT'S NOT A FRICKIN' WAR! Sheesh.

You don't want to get involved in that one. The libbest of libs believe any and all action involving weapons are wars. It's not a road you want to argue down.


I'm one of the liberalest libbers who ever libbed, and I say Moammar had it coming.
 
2011-04-25 11:49:22 AM
Send in the A-10's
 
2011-04-25 11:49:24 AM

YixilTesiphon: muck4doo: Surely Obama will not let this slaughter of civilians continue, right?

It would be consistent to start bombing Syrian armed forces now.

And it's not like we don't have troops nearby.

shiat, it's not like they don't have some of the old invasion plans from Bush sitting around. "Gates, bring me War Plan Stupid, stat."


It'd be consistent if there was an Arab league request for intervention.
 
2011-04-25 11:49:45 AM
That's civil.
 
2011-04-25 11:50:36 AM
Tell that to the 10's that have died fighting it!

I keed, besides, if we can get all of the brown skinned people to kill each other it makes our work much easier.
 
2011-04-25 11:51:06 AM

brap: That's civil.


ain't that fresh
 
2011-04-25 11:51:13 AM
Damn. I just signed up for their XM radio service.
 
2011-04-25 11:51:14 AM

meow76: Could someone please explain to me how these basketcase countries manage to form armies that seem to have no qualms about killing their countrymen?


You're in for a nasty surprise when the soylent green riots get started.
 
2011-04-25 11:51:46 AM

mycatisposter: I'm sure that Muhammad (peace be upon him) will sort this out, right?


i1107.photobucket.com
He is busy...
 
Displayed 50 of 194 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report