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(MSNBC)   So the Taliban blew up a shrine, it's not like it was the end of the world...oh, yeah I guess it is   (worldnews.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 269
    More: Sad, Taliban, Timbuktu, Richard Engel, shrines, CFA, splinter groups, Sufis, hardline  
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2012-07-03 12:33:56 PM  

Rent Party: There are thousands of monuments that I've never heard of, but as someone that loves and respects history, blowing them up will piss me off every single time.


Ditto.
I have no problem with executing all Talibani.
I do have a problem with asshole Americans who think negotiating with them is a good idea.

Just kill them all. Make an example out of them.
And tell anyone who wants to impose their religeon on us they will get the same.

Religeous monuments should stand as historical proof that man was once so stupid, that he believed in an invisible sky wizard.

Religous zealots need to be enshrined in tombs.
 
2012-07-03 12:34:08 PM  
sillysoft.net
 
2012-07-03 12:34:11 PM  
msnbcmedia.msn.com
cdn1.hark.com
Am I the only one?

/I'm sorry, Mr. Rock, I really am a fan...
 
2012-07-03 12:34:16 PM  
The hardline Islamists who seized control of Timbuktu along with the rest of northern Mali three months ago

While they're seizing ancient cities whose economic importance has diminished, we should tell them about Detroit.

At least Katmandu is still firmly controlled by The Silver Bullet Band.
 
2012-07-03 12:34:54 PM  

ISO15693: What's next? are they going to assasinate Andy Griffith?


Shut your mouth. That man is ageless. He'll never die. Never. Ever.
 
2012-07-03 12:35:35 PM  
j.wigflip.com

th09.deviantart.net
 
2012-07-03 12:35:58 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Don't worry, they fixed it
 
2012-07-03 12:37:26 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: I was going to say... it's like an Orbit gum commercial...

[msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]


msnbcmedia.msn.com1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-03 12:37:28 PM  
The Taliban are in Afghanistan.

This happened in Mali.

Which is in Africa.
 
2012-07-03 12:37:52 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: ChipNASA: jruland: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

look, they dressed a chimpanzee up in a turban. how cute!

[j.wigflip.com image 600x317]

+1


j.wigflip.com
 
2012-07-03 12:37:56 PM  
www.squidmobile.com

They didn't actually blow it up intentionally. It was simply set ablaze from the light reflected off of their perfectly mirrored teeth.
 
2012-07-03 12:38:53 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: BillCo: Meh, they are just destroying a religious symbol. No harm, no foul, right atheists?

I'm an atheist, but I like history.

In any event, I will be amused by the righteous indignation from people that have never heard of any of these monuments and as of five minutes ago never cared at all about them.


I've not heard of this particular monument and as they say, "Out of sight, out of mind." That being said, I'm pretty sure we confirmed the Taliban are a bunch of dickbags a decade or so back, so my righteous indignation isn't exactly new here, nor do I think I'm disqualified from these beliefs by having ignorance about this particular site until now.
 
2012-07-03 12:39:16 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: Amos Quito: [www.templemount.org image 474x347]

Some religious zealots can't wait for the chance to trash this one.

Ironically, those same religious zealots can't walk there, because it's still considered holy ground... where they kept the Holy of Holies.


farm1.staticflickr.com

Went anyway - "On September 28, the Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon together with a Likud party delegation surrounded by hundreds of Israeli riot police, visited the Temple Mount. Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the compound and is widely considered the third holiest site in Islam."


/Wanted to cause trouble
//Succeeded
///3rd slashie
 
2012-07-03 12:39:41 PM  

verbaltoxin: The Taliban are in Afghanistan.

This happened in Mali.

Which is in Africa.


Look who DRTFA
 
2012-07-03 12:41:05 PM  

Detinwolf: At least it's not as depressing as reading how when Rome got sacked the invaders destroyed many of their documents and records.

In any event, wiping out anything historical only hurts us as a whole.


In 200 words or less, how does the destruction of that pile of rocks hurt 7 billion people? Lost knowledge? Define which knowledge was lost beyond "wow, they could already use tool x which we also have".
 
2012-07-03 12:41:09 PM  

hbk72777: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 200x200]

Don't worry, they fixed it


The Dwarfs will just knock it over....

thesocialmediasyndicate.com
 
2012-07-03 12:41:46 PM  

Quasar: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

Look how happy the gigantic douche is. Congrats, you destroyed ancient history, you bearded twat.


Very.White.Teeth.
 
2012-07-03 12:42:49 PM  

PeterPipersPickledPecker: verbaltoxin: The Taliban are in Afghanistan.

This happened in Mali.

Which is in Africa.

Look who DRTFA



So should we call them the "TaliMali's" or the "Maliban"???
 
2012-07-03 12:42:54 PM  

Diogenes: There's nothing quite like trying to minimize the power of icons by destroying them out of hate, fear, and ignorance.


Actuallly destroying history is a common way of destroying legitamacy and power.

The Persian Empire was one of the largest and longest lasting empires in the history of the world. However Persian kings often declared their right to rule through their ancestry which was either through gods or blessed by gods. When a new dynasty took over they would destroy the history (written records, monuments, etc.) of the previous dynasty so that nobody could claim the ancestry that made them a legitimate candidate for king. Thus there is very little surviving history of the empire, and the standard history is Shahnameh - the Book of Kings was written around 1000 AD not long after the Muslim takeover of the region.
 
2012-07-03 12:43:29 PM  

PeterPipersPickledPecker: [sillysoft.net image 640x480]



Rainbow Warrior Sea... what?
 
2012-07-03 12:43:33 PM  
After they knocked down the door, they cautiously peeked inside. Suddenly a Geraldo Rivera appeared in the doorway grinning. He said nothing and just climbed out of the vault. Then another appeared in the doorway and another and another.

One hundred Geraldos emerged from the temple. This scared one of the Taliban and he grabbed a saber and slashed at Geraldo number one hundred, cutting him neatly in two. From the two halves formed two new Geraldos!

The Taliban were scared. Another fighter took and RPG and shot it at another Geraldo. He was blown to smithereens. And every bit of the Geraldo formed a separate, brand new Geraldo.

They shot at the Geraldos with their AK 47s, they threw grenades at them. Whenever a chunk of Geraldo fell off, up sprang a brand new Geraldo. The Geraldos just stood there, smiling as their numbers doubled and tripled.

The Taliban knew they were doomed and quickly turned their guns on each other. They all died painfully and slowly. The thousands of Geraldos saw that there was no story in this and turned and walked away.

The UNESCO team watched from a distance. They sent in a SWAT team of Archeologists who quickly reassembled the door and sealed the mosque. They then buried the mosque under a mountain of acetate.

The Head of UNESCO turned to his scientist, John McClain. "What about these Geraldos? Even if they don't replicate any more, there are still enough to destroy the world." McClain replied cooly: "Don't you worry, buddy. I got this covered." He then spoke one word in to his walkie talkie and told the Head of UNESCO to watch the Geraldos.

A CH-47 Chinook suddenly appeared over the horizon leaking transmission fluid and shedding parts both of which a healthy shiathook is known to do. Beneath on a sling was a large black box. The Head of UNESCO saw the writing on the box and became relieved. The world would be saved.

The shiathook flew over the Geraldos and the began getting excited and jabbering amongst themselves. The followed the helicopter down the road to the ocean. The shiathook hovered as best it could right off shore and the flight engineer, surprisingly sober for the time of day, released the sling and the huge box fell in to the sea. The Geraldos cried in anguish and ran in to the sea. All were drowned.

The Head of UNESCO shook John McClains hand. "You saved the world. You and Al Capone's vault. John, I want to offer you your UNESCO Police badge back."

"It wasn't the first time I saved this rock," John replied. "But you can keep your badge. I aint interested in protecting antiquities." He then climbed aboard a massive motorcycle and gunned the engine. Shelly O. Gasm suddenly appeared and jumped on the back of the motorcycle. "I'm only interested in proctectin' these titties" John said with a smile.

"Bye daddy" said Shelly to the Head of UNESCO and John gunned the motorcycle and took off down the road.

But down by the ocean, a lone Geraldo emerged from the rocks. He had fallen during the lemming-esque rush to the ocean and knocked himself out. In fact, it looked like he had been hit by a chair. He forgot why he had been rushing to the ocean. He brushed some blood from his face and every speck of blood became another Geraldo. They headed in to the city. Looking for that one big story.
 
2012-07-03 12:43:49 PM  
A part of me wants to send in the jets and bomb 3 things valuable to the Taliban, for each thing they destroy. What jerks. Why anyone would follow them is so head up your ass stupid.
 
2012-07-03 12:45:08 PM  

valar_morghulis: Itstoearly: valar_morghulis: BillCo: Meh, they are just destroying a religious symbol. No harm, no foul, right atheists?

Shut the f*ck up you ignorant cocksucker.

Ooo, someone hit a nerve.

Ooo, someone has an alt.


Alts are for pussies. What's yours?
 
2012-07-03 12:46:00 PM  

Olympus Mons: A part of me wants to send in the jets and bomb 3 things valuable to the Taliban, for each thing they destroy. What jerks. Why anyone would follow them is so head up your ass stupid.


Clinging to guns, the bibleQur'an , alcoholmoar guns.
 
2012-07-03 12:46:48 PM  
FTA: A UNESCO committee also called for a mission to go to Mali to work with local and national leaders to stop what it called "wanton destruction."

What wanton destruction may look like:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-03 12:46:50 PM  
Now that its gone, there is plenty of room to store all of those nativity scenes and roadside crosses that have been bothersome lately.

Religious intolerance is only cool if you are from the enlightened first world, right?
 
Ehh
2012-07-03 12:47:26 PM  
trippdogg: "...breaking down the door to a 15th century mosque"

You're doing it wrong.


A Sufi mosque. Sufis are like the hippies of Islam, so if you're an ultra-right-wing fundamentalist farkwit, you hate Sufis, 'cause they write poetry.

If the American religious a-holes get the power to do so, it's a sure thing that after they've rounded up the gays and the non-Christians, they'll start on their fellow Christians who aren't their kind of Christian, probably starting with the Catholics.
 
2012-07-03 12:47:49 PM  

CheObex: Now that its gone, there is plenty of room to store all of those nativity scenes and roadside crosses that have been bothersome lately.

Religious intolerance is only cool if you are from the enlightened first world, right?


Don't forget "Vote Satan" signs.
 
2012-07-03 12:47:56 PM  

PeterPipersPickledPecker: [sillysoft.net image 640x480]



Why are we nuking France, because Anglocentrism?

And Russia? What have they done in forever?
 
2012-07-03 12:47:57 PM  
So that's what happened to Clint Howard!
 
2012-07-03 12:48:12 PM  

TheSneakerWhore: Quasar: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

Look how happy the gigantic douche is. Congrats, you destroyed ancient history, you bearded twat.

Very.White.Teeth.


"Dirty mouth? Clean it up with an honor killing!"
 
2012-07-03 12:49:20 PM  
i45.tinypic.com

He's the Osmond brother no one is allowed to talk about at family reunions.
 
2012-07-03 12:50:29 PM  
Superstitious barbarians.
 
2012-07-03 12:50:36 PM  

natmar_76: PeterPipersPickledPecker: [sillysoft.net image 640x480]


Why are we nuking France, because Anglocentrism?

And Russia? What have they done in forever?


It's just as easy to take care of all of the issues at once.
 
2012-07-03 12:50:40 PM  

PeterPipersPickledPecker: verbaltoxin: The Taliban are in Afghanistan.

This happened in Mali.

Which is in Africa.

Look who DRTFA


Look who assumes dumb sh*t!!

Al Qaeda "affiliates" != Taliban

Care to keep digging?
 
2012-07-03 12:51:29 PM  

Olympus Mons: A part of me wants to send in the jets and bomb 3 things valuable to the Taliban, for each thing they destroy. What jerks. Why anyone would follow them is so head up your ass stupid.


Islamic brain washing
 
2012-07-03 12:51:30 PM  

scalpod: El Brujo: Neanderthals breaking neanderthal things.

Neanderthals ate cooked vegetables, buried their dead with flowers and were most likely wiped out by the Cro Mags who didn't absorb them through interbreeding.

Quit giving Neanderthals a bad name.


...primates?
 
2012-07-03 12:53:34 PM  
Wow, now that's a punchable face.
 
2012-07-03 12:54:31 PM  
I wonder how Michael Stipe is feeling,
 
2012-07-03 12:55:45 PM  

MyNameIsMofuga: I wonder how Michael Stipe is feeling,


AIDS-y
 
2012-07-03 12:56:57 PM  
Egypt is next.
 
2012-07-03 12:57:30 PM  

El Brujo: MyNameIsMofuga: I wonder how Michael Stipe is feeling,

AIDS-y


I was going to say mumbly.
 
2012-07-03 12:58:51 PM  

Rashnu: If you cheered the toppling of Saddam's statue you're not allowed to condemn this. Iconoclast is really just a fancy word for hipster.

/bored


Yeah a 15th century building is the same as a self adulating statue of a sitting dictator.
 
2012-07-03 12:59:05 PM  

Quasar: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

Look how happy the gigantic douche is. Congrats, you destroyed ancient history, you bearded twat.


Wow! I can;t help but wonder how is a turn like him whom I assume lead a very basic and difficult harsh life with limited if not zero access to dental hygeine can have such nice white straight teeth.. while there are many folks living in 1st world countries with the best dentist available have terrible teeth
 
2012-07-03 01:01:14 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: ChipNASA: jruland: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

look, they dressed a chimpanzee up in a turban. how cute!

[j.wigflip.com image 600x317]

+1


+2
 
2012-07-03 01:01:44 PM  
j.wigflip.comwww.productwiki.com

Wrong cereal. Infidelious Cocoa Puffs shall be destroyed utterly until no stone sits upon another stone.
 
2012-07-03 01:01:45 PM  
 
2012-07-03 01:03:03 PM  

Quasar: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

Look how happy the gigantic douche is. Congrats, you destroyed ancient history, you bearded twat.


/What else is he supposed to do? He isn't allowed to read anything except the koran. I guess religious fanaticism and ignorance go hand in hand. Also, did anyone else think he looked like chewbacca?
 
2012-07-03 01:03:44 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Quasar: [msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x317]

Look how happy the gigantic douche is. Congrats, you destroyed ancient history, you bearded twat.

Wow! I can;t help but wonder how is a turn like him whom I assume lead a very basic and difficult harsh life with limited if not zero access to dental hygeine can have such nice white straight teeth.. while there are many folks living in 1st world countries with the best dentist available have terrible teeth


I wondered if Sheik White Teeth was actually a western secret operative. With teeth like that, he's CIA, not MI5.
 
2012-07-03 01:03:45 PM  

dawnofdaycare: Egypt is next.


That'd start something.
 
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