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(CNN)   Taliban "stop killing us, or we will do it for you". US "hmmm not seeing a downside here"   (cnn.com) divider line 32
    More: Dumbass, A Taliban, polio vaccine, United States, North Waziristan, Pakistan, Haqqanis, military officials, Haqqani network  
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2012-06-18 09:23:01 AM  
7 votes:
"I don't think he's bluffing."

t2.gstatic.com
2012-06-18 10:05:17 AM  
4 votes:
i.qkme.me

Seemed like the appropriate time for this picture.
2012-06-18 10:20:51 AM  
3 votes:
j.wigflip.com
2012-06-18 12:46:08 PM  
2 votes:

ABQGOD: Why does polio even still exist?


Because rich people still have horses to put in their swimming pools.
2012-06-18 11:50:13 AM  
2 votes:

Uncle Tractor: Why does the US even bother? The "War on Terror" was lost a long time ago and you can't force civilization on people who absolutely don't want it (mainly because of jeebus / allah). I don't see how the US can "win" anything in this.

What is the US trying to achieve?


I feel the same way about the war on crime. We'll never stop criminals, there will always be criminals. We can never completely prevent murder and no matter how long we try, it will never be eradicated. So why do we even bother?

Perhaps the answer is amazingly obvious and simple to some but you and I are deep thinkers.
2012-06-18 10:43:09 AM  
2 votes:
Ooh..the dreaded "Jenny McCarthy" approach to terrorism.
2012-06-18 01:34:43 PM  
1 votes:

Profedius: I don't have a problem with them with holding treatment of their own people I also do not have a problem with dropping tons of unguided bombs on them. The problem with this limited strikes is that the message does not get through to the people, because the impact is not felt by the people who support these nut jobs. If we went in there and laid waste every time there was a terrorist attack I think the terrorist would find their support vanish.


That theory has been put forth before innumerable times, from at least the time of the Roman Empire, and it's generally not worked. But if we just use *THAT* much more force this time, I'm *SURE* it will work. Guaranteed.
2012-06-18 01:18:02 PM  
1 votes:

inelegy: [mtglair.de image 312x445]


That must be an old card. Under the new 2012 rules for MTG, that would only cost 1 red mana, would be a 5/5 instead of 2/2, also have trample, and destroys all permanents.

/Bitter at the new MTG sets
2012-06-18 12:29:35 PM  
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Right....

So this is the kind of war they want us to be waging? B-52's dropping 2000lb mk-84 unguided bombs by the thousand to destroy a single target?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x275]

Or, We could send a single one of these and drop a single Laser guided bomb to destroy a target.
[twistedsifter.sifter.netdna-cdn.com image 640x480]

Hell, We're so good at targeting LGB's and JDAM's these days, we sometimes just fill the bomb with cement and rely on kinetic impact alone to take out the target.

Now. I understand wanting an end to the killing. That's a completely legitimate request. Stop bombing us.

Asking us to stop using precision munitions is just requesting us to kill more people by not using guided weapons.

I'd like if we stopped bombing entirely, but since we cannot do that, we should probably keep using the drones.


That is not a b52 and those are not mk-84s

Those are not laser guided bombs.

I don't have a problem with them with holding treatment of their own people I also do not have a problem with dropping tons of unguided bombs on them. The problem with this limited strikes is that the message does not get through to the people, because the impact is not felt by the people who support these nut jobs. If we went in there and laid waste every time there was a terrorist attack I think the terrorist would find their support vanish.
2012-06-18 12:28:05 PM  
1 votes:

iheartscotch: Guess who just signed up for more drone strikes. If they want their children to die horrible, 100% preventable deaths; then let them. Maybe that will finally convince the people thaalthea taliban are not their friends.


They figured that out some time ago. The best thing we could do now is give the population cell phones that can just dial the number of 1-800-KILLTALIBAN. When a group of those assholes show up and start shoving people around, the people can dime them out and get them a droning.
2012-06-18 12:12:13 PM  
1 votes:
B-2, or not B-2, that is the question.
2012-06-18 12:07:15 PM  
1 votes:

Tatterdemalian: //even viruses have human rights


eeek. sounds like one of the ender's game sequels.
2012-06-18 12:06:15 PM  
1 votes:

ABQGOD: Why does polio even still exist?


Because the environmentalists shiat a brick when we rendered smallpox extinct in the wild.

/took 50 years to reintroduce it from lab specimens
//even viruses have human rights
2012-06-18 12:02:38 PM  
1 votes:
I, for one, am thankful that the taliban is made up of so many morans.
2012-06-18 11:53:32 AM  
1 votes:

Uncle Tractor: Why does the US even bother? The "War on Terror" was lost a long time ago and you can't force civilization on people who absolutely don't want it (mainly because of jeebus / allah). I don't see how the US can "win" anything in this.


Why did you say Allah doesn't want civilization? You're one of those conservative Islamophobes, aren't you?

/jeebus is the truly uncivilized one, spreading disgusting WASP culture through terrorist means like vaccinations and building overly tall skyscrapers
//I WANT TO BELIEVE JEEBUS, AND ONLY JEEBUS, IS WRONG
2012-06-18 11:09:39 AM  
1 votes:
Why does the US even bother? The "War on Terror" was lost a long time ago and you can't force civilization on people who absolutely don't want it (mainly because of jeebus / allah). I don't see how the US can "win" anything in this.

What is the US trying to achieve?

*puts on tinfoil hat*

Maybe the US just using this "war" in Afghanistan as an excuse to refine it's remote-assassination technology through live fire experiments.

*takes off tinf
2012-06-18 11:08:13 AM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: fluffy2097: Right....

So this is the kind of war they want us to be waging? B-52's dropping 2000lb mk-84 unguided bombs by the thousand to destroy a single target?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x275]

That's a B-2.


Yeah and compared to the b-52 is an absolute lightweight: One B-52 and it ordanance load:
www.militaryfactory.com

Fortunately we don't fight wars on the old "flatten everything in a 10 mile radius " model anymore- In Afghanistan especially, such tactic would just make everyone MORE stubborn. The slected elimination of the enemy command structure is MUCH more effective, which is why this guy is complaining so bitterly about it
2012-06-18 10:57:52 AM  
1 votes:

fluffy2097: So this is the kind of war they want us to be waging? B-52's dropping 2000lb mk-84 unguided bombs by the thousand to destroy a single target?


Yes, but, "The whole shack shimmies! The whole shack shimmies when everybody's dropping 2000lb mk-84 unguided bombs by the thousand to destroy a single target!" just doesn't scan as well.
2012-06-18 10:45:13 AM  
1 votes:
I'm sure FDR is rolling over in his grave about now.

(or at least being turned with a little assistance from one of his helpers).
2012-06-18 10:43:45 AM  
1 votes:

Snowflake Tubbybottom: Nurglitch: I think the issue is that by not vaccinating against polio, they're essentially creating a stock of polio. Think of it like biological warfare, 13th century-style.

That we can't get because we already vaccinated everyone here?

i'mokaywiththis.jpg


Not everyone. The anti-vaccers do not have it. Although again, that would be natural selection, which I am quite fine with.
2012-06-18 10:43:13 AM  
1 votes:

Snowflake Tubbybottom: That we can't get because we already vaccinated everyone here?


It could breed a new strain we aren't resistant too. Also, herd immunity isn't perfect. If you have enough un-vaccinated people, it could still spread.

We will have to build a wall around them and not let anyone out till the screaming and gunfire stops.
2012-06-18 10:42:50 AM  
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Hell, We're so good at targeting LGB's and JDAM's these days, we sometimes just fill the bomb with cement and rely on kinetic impact alone to take out the target.


I like this idea. Drop cinder block on them. I imagine that would be a lot cheaper for the taxpayers.
2012-06-18 10:35:34 AM  
1 votes:

fluffy2097: Satanic_Hamster: Who cares? You're both jerks.

I'm a jerk for pointing out the utter insanity of saying "stop drone strikes" rather then "stop bombing us?"


No, for getting in the B-2 correction just before me.

Jerk.
2012-06-18 10:22:54 AM  
1 votes:
From a purely one-dimensional view, you'd be pretty pissed if unmanned aircraft constantly shook your homes with bomb drops or missile strikes. Couple that with being a Pakistani "leader", a resident in one of only 3 countries on the entire planet to not have eradicated polio, and...well, there's your result.
It'd just be cheaper to disguise a giant plane as a mosque, invite everyone, then fly it somewhere else. Make them France's problem or something. They have nothing else to do anyways.
2012-06-18 10:19:31 AM  
1 votes:
i369.photobucket.com

We should drop more happy bombs on them.
2012-06-18 10:12:56 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: "I don't think he's bluffing."

[t2.gstatic.com image 219x230]


Came here for this.

// Oh, lo'dy, lo'd, he's desp'it! Do what he sayyyy, do what he sayyyy!
2012-06-18 10:12:41 AM  
1 votes:
Right....

So this is the kind of war they want us to be waging? B-52's dropping 2000lb mk-84 unguided bombs by the thousand to destroy a single target?
upload.wikimedia.org

Or, We could send a single one of these and drop a single Laser guided bomb to destroy a target.
twistedsifter.sifter.netdna-cdn.com

Hell, We're so good at targeting LGB's and JDAM's these days, we sometimes just fill the bomb with cement and rely on kinetic impact alone to take out the target.

Now. I understand wanting an end to the killing. That's a completely legitimate request. Stop bombing us.

Asking us to stop using precision munitions is just requesting us to kill more people by not using guided weapons.

I'd like if we stopped bombing entirely, but since we cannot do that, we should probably keep using the drones.
2012-06-18 10:09:33 AM  
1 votes:
Guess who just signed up for more drone strikes. If they want their children to die horrible, 100% preventable deaths; then let them. Maybe that will finally convince the people thaalthea taliban are not their friends.
2012-06-18 10:08:51 AM  
1 votes:
That's a wonderfully nuanced take on, "Stop killing us or we will block vaccinations to children," there subby.
2012-06-18 10:03:57 AM  
1 votes:

Turbo Cojones: The Taliban could stop the drone attacks any time it wanted to...leave!


and go where? pakistan?
2012-06-18 10:03:37 AM  
1 votes:

Turbo Cojones: The Taliban could stop the drone attacks any time it wanted to...leavestop being farking terrorist assholes!


FTFY
2012-06-18 09:28:33 AM  
1 votes:
Horror... Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies! I remember when I was with Special Forces... seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate some children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. And I remember... I... I... I cried, I wept like some grandmother.
 
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