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(The New York Times)   Those Egyptian protests against Clinton? They were fueled by Egyptians listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories   (thelede.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 121
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2012-07-18 09:44:59 AM  
I don't know if this is true or not, but a fundamental difference between Islamic countries (many non-Islamic countries too) is that since their country has a dual leadership structure of religion and civics, they believe that the same thing is true of the US. So, for instance, they believe that Pat Robertson speaks for the US as much as President Obama does. I can definitely see them extending this to the media and pundits. Hell, Putin asked George W. Bush why Bush didn't fire the media who questioned Bush. Even the freaking leader of the Russian Empire didn't understand that in the West, and in the US specifically, the President is not able to fire reporters from the New York Times.

So, this makes perfect sense.

That said, Hillary is lucky she was in a motorcade. I don't think she has the shoe avoidance skills that Mr. Bush had.
 
2012-07-18 10:29:52 AM  
It would be sad (buy very ironic) if Egypt devolves into utter chaos again, and those leading the cause specifically cite the right-wing as their inspiration.
 
2012-07-18 10:38:13 AM  

I_C_Weener: Hillary is lucky she was in a motorcade. I don't think she has the shoe avoidance skills that Mr. Bush had.


Avoidance? This is Hillary we're talking about. Think offense. I bet she's got great aim with shoes after having fired a few at Bill in her day.

If I was one of those loons in Egypt I'd want a Koran with a Kevlar cover just in case Hillary let fly with an Eddie Murphy's Mom special...whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh WHOMP whoosh whoosh okay let's go.
 
2012-07-18 10:55:28 AM  

I_C_Weener: I don't know if this is true or not, but a fundamental difference between Islamic countries (many non-Islamic countries too) is that since their country has a dual leadership structure of religion and civics, they believe that the same thing is true of the US. So, for instance, they believe that Pat Robertson speaks for the US as much as President Obama does. I can definitely see them extending this to the media and pundits. Hell, Putin asked George W. Bush why Bush didn't fire the media who questioned Bush. Even the freaking leader of the Russian Empire didn't understand that in the West, and in the US specifically, the President is not able to fire reporters from the New York Times.

So, this makes perfect sense.


Sounds like a no-win situation to me. They're inclined to distrust the West and America to begin with. Add to that a flawed perception of how things work here and you have a mixture where conspiracies thrive and multiply.
 
2012-07-18 11:05:09 AM  
The USS Crazyeyes strikes again
 
2012-07-18 11:14:39 AM  
Daaaaaaaaaaaddddddddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, you're embarrassing mee.
 
2012-07-18 11:15:56 AM  
listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories

I didn't know Egypt had a tea party.
 
2012-07-18 11:21:56 AM  
They're just jealous because Secretary of State Clinton has accomplished so much. Like when she... well, there was the... ok let's see now, what about the progress she made in, um...Oh wait I know, the Reset button!

/And the pic of her checking emails in those cool sunglasses!
 
2012-07-18 11:23:27 AM  

Gulper Eel: I_C_Weener: Hillary is lucky she was in a motorcade. I don't think she has the shoe avoidance skills that Mr. Bush had.

Avoidance? This is Hillary we're talking about. Think offense. I bet she's got great aim with shoes after having fired a few at Bill in her day.

If I was one of those loons in Egypt I'd want a Koran with a Kevlar cover just in case Hillary let fly with an Eddie Murphy's Mom special...whoosh whoosh whoosh whoosh WHOMP whoosh whoosh okay let's go.


LOL
 
2012-07-18 11:29:22 AM  

Diogenes: I_C_Weener: I don't know if this is true or not, but a fundamental difference between Islamic countries (many non-Islamic countries too) is that since their country has a dual leadership structure of religion and civics, they believe that the same thing is true of the US. So, for instance, they believe that Pat Robertson speaks for the US as much as President Obama does. I can definitely see them extending this to the media and pundits. Hell, Putin asked George W. Bush why Bush didn't fire the media who questioned Bush. Even the freaking leader of the Russian Empire didn't understand that in the West, and in the US specifically, the President is not able to fire reporters from the New York Times.

So, this makes perfect sense.

Sounds like a no-win situation to me. They're inclined to distrust the West and America to begin with. Add to that a flawed perception of how things work here and you have a mixture where conspiracies thrive and multiply.

I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."

 
2012-07-18 12:02:18 PM  
I submitted this with the headline, "Derp Like An Egyptian."
 
2012-07-18 12:06:02 PM  
emotibot.net

Willie Geist is Jack's Complete Lack of Surprise. Willie Geist is Jack's Complete Barrel of Scorn.
 
2012-07-18 12:06:06 PM  
Rachel Maddow had a segment on this last night as well. It's a testament to the American Dream, I suppose, that Glenn Beck has moved from shiatting on things regionally to shiatting on things nationally to shiatting on things internationally. How proud his family must be.

/This is why we can't have nice things.
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2012-07-18 12:06:24 PM  
Once all the social conservative loons form like voltron we'll be all farked...
 
2012-07-18 12:06:27 PM  
Subterfuge is a fascists greatest weapon and is being employed by the GOP at an increasing rate.

/doublespeak, doublethink
 
2012-07-18 12:06:45 PM  

I_C_Weener: I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."


You're an idiot.
 
2012-07-18 12:07:14 PM  

I_C_Weener: That said, Hillary is lucky she was in a motorcade. I don't think she has the shoe avoidance skills that Mr. Bush had.


Well she did have to run to the car on the airport tarmac because of the reports of shoe throwing snipers in the area.
 
2012-07-18 12:12:42 PM  
Conservatives.

/Smh
 
2012-07-18 12:13:31 PM  

Aarontology: listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories

I didn't know Egypt had a tea party.


Oddly enough, it's a black tea party. Made up mostly of Arabs.

// can't make this shiat up
 
2012-07-18 12:14:04 PM  
The right wing is Ca-raaaaaaaazy.

www.pbs.org
 
2012-07-18 12:15:53 PM  
Birds of a feather...
 
2012-07-18 12:16:00 PM  
You know that whole "A lie can go around the world three times before the truth finishes tying it's shoes" thing?

It's true.

Gratz, RW derpmeisters. Not content to merely poisob political discourse for a single nation your insane paranoid fantasy drek is now bubbling over internationally.

Your stupid has gone viral. Revel in it.
 
2012-07-18 12:16:19 PM  

I_C_Weener: I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."


What the fark is this shiat?
 
2012-07-18 12:16:28 PM  

Citrate1007: Subterfuge is a fascists greatest weapon and is being employed by the GOP at an increasing rate.

/doublespeak, doublethink


So is oppression of those who believe differently. Like in Tenn the tea party wants the state to quit employing Democrats, gays and Muslims.
 
2012-07-18 12:18:06 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Aarontology: listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories

I didn't know Egypt had a tea party.

Oddly enough, it's a black tea party. Made up mostly of Arabs.

// can't make this shiat up


Are Egyptian environmentalists the Green Tea Party?
 
2012-07-18 12:20:50 PM  

I_C_Weener:

I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."


That is one of the most racist and ignorant things I've ever read on Fark. I'm actually at a loss for words.
 
2012-07-18 12:22:27 PM  

Hobodeluxe: Citrate1007: Subterfuge is a fascists greatest weapon and is being employed by the GOP at an increasing rate.

/doublespeak, doublethink

So is oppression of those who believe differently. Like in Tenn the tea party wants the state to quit employing Democrats, gays and Muslims.


Don't forget about suppresion, if you're a fascist and don't like democracty then just change the rules on who gets to vote.....
 
2012-07-18 12:23:41 PM  

Aarontology: listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories

I didn't know Egypt had a tea party.


Over there it's the Shai Party. (Scheming Hebrews' Adversary, Inshallah)
 
2012-07-18 12:25:33 PM  

Aarontology: listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories

I didn't know Egypt had a tea party.


The entire Arab world does; they're called al Qaeda.
 
2012-07-18 12:26:14 PM  

Smackledorfer: I_C_Weener: I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."

You're an idiot.


Wow, namecalling....the last refuge of a closed mind. Next time I'll use smaller words so you can follow along with your finger and saying them out loud.
 
2012-07-18 12:27:40 PM  
"Too many Egyptians watch Glenn Beck" that's the story huh. Hilarious.
 
2012-07-18 12:28:39 PM  
An Egyptian-American Christian who met Mrs. Clinton on Sunday cited recent claims by Representative Michele Bachmann, a Republican, "that the Obama Administration is pursuing a closeted pro-Muslim agenda,"

It only makes sense, that if you follow the fwd:fwd:fwds of this back to the source that you would find that the stupid originated with Bachmann.
 
2012-07-18 12:31:06 PM  
It's always nice to see the right-wing providing aid and comfort to the enemy.
 
2012-07-18 12:31:23 PM  
Do these crazy conspiracy theory people not understand that the Internet is global and people in other countries can read the ridiculous stuff they write? Or do they just not care that their derp is actually starting to hurt US relationships with other countries?
 
2012-07-18 12:32:20 PM  
Time to start a Tea Party chapter in Egypt.
 
2012-07-18 12:34:39 PM  

Aarontology: listening to our right wing loons and their crazy conspiracy theories

I didn't know Egypt had a tea party.


Its really more of a brotherhood.
 
2012-07-18 12:36:33 PM  

quatchi: Gratz, RW derpmeisters. Not content to merely poisob political discourse for a single nation your insane paranoid fantasy drek is now bubbling over internationally.


Not the first time.

images.sodahead.com
 
2012-07-18 12:37:07 PM  

I_C_Weener: Smackledorfer: I_C_Weener: I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."

You're an idiot.

Wow, namecalling....the last refuge of a closed mind. Next time I'll use smaller words so you can follow along with your finger and saying them out loud.


We're just amused that a different opinion on freedom of religion and governance is what makes someone a difference species. It's almost like you're saying that since they think differently they're not actually human, but that can't possibly be what you meant. Right?
 
2012-07-18 12:39:12 PM  

rynthetyn: Do these crazy conspiracy theory people not understand that the Internet is global and people in other countries can read the ridiculous stuff they write? Or do they just not care that their derp is actually starting to hurt US relationships with other countries?


I think they're proud of the harm that they cause. After all, diplomacy is for them striped-pants Ivy League types.
 
2012-07-18 12:41:02 PM  

Il Douchey: They're just jealous because Secretary of State Clinton has accomplished so much. Like when she... well, there was the... ok let's see now, what about the progress she made in, um...Oh wait I know, the Reset button!

/And the pic of her checking emails in those cool sunglasses!


You mean aside from establishing tight enough relations with other Middle Eastern countries so that we can waltz into Pakistan, off our most sought-after target in the past 10+ years, fly out with no repercussions? You mean to make sure others in Libya stand up and take care of their own crooked leader problem lest we have to come over there ourselves?

But, I'm sure you've accomplished far greater. Speaking of which, I'd like a toasted 6-inch turkey and avocado on the 9-grain wheat...
 
2012-07-18 12:42:25 PM  

Citrate1007: That is one of the most racist and ignorant things I've ever read on Fark. I'm actually at a loss for words.


Apparently not.
 
2012-07-18 12:43:21 PM  

Shvetz: It's always nice to see the right-wing providing aid and comfort to the enemy.


Are Egyptians "the enemy" now?
 
2012-07-18 12:44:12 PM  
So.

It's come to this.

We are inciting unrest in other countries to prove that they do hate us, so we must double down on the derp They create the image, that fuels their perception of us, which becomes overblown and radicalized in it's own right in that country.

We cannot control this unrest, it will consume us should we let these fringe assholes paint the world's perception of America.
 
2012-07-18 12:44:27 PM  

qorkfiend: We're just amused that a different opinion on freedom of religion and governance is what makes someone a difference species. It's almost like you're saying that since they think differently they're not actually human, but that can't possibly be what you meant. Right?


I can see how you'd draw that conclusion, but what I'm saying is they are as different from the West as man is from woman. I kinda consider man and woman different species too.
 
2012-07-18 12:45:07 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: quatchi: Gratz, RW derpmeisters. Not content to merely poisob political discourse for a single nation your insane paranoid fantasy drek is now bubbling over internationally.

Not the first time.

[images.sodahead.com image 253x350]


I thought Call of Duty was to blame for him.
 
2012-07-18 12:47:35 PM  
I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the USA paid and supported and propped up Hosni Mubarak for 30 years while he was brutalizing and terrorizing them.

I mean, a lot of them probably remember that high-ranking US government officials would come to visit Mubarak with much fanfare and pictures, saying things like "We told Hosni we got his back" and "He's really improving this country and we want to congratulate him".

So, uh, since you consistently and completely farked them over for 3 decades, they feel like they shouldn't trust you.

Shocking, huh? That after 30 years of palling around with their brutal dictator, they're a teensy bit suspicious that you've suddenly "embraced Egyptian Democracy".

/and no, they absolutely positively shouldn't trust the US, and they should continue to exercise their new freedom by pelting anyone with tomatoes that they goddamn want to
 
2012-07-18 12:49:04 PM  

Citrate1007: Subterfuge is a fascists greatest weapon and is being employed by the GOP at an increasing rate.


But I guess second amendment solutions are reserved only for Democrats, right?
 
2012-07-18 12:49:40 PM  

Il Douchey: They're just jealous because Secretary of State Clinton has accomplished so much. Like when she... well, there was the... ok let's see now, what about the progress she made in, um...


A simple Google search would have given you something, you know.

Here's a snippet:

As the 2011 Libyan civil war took place, Clinton's shift in favor of military intervention was a key turning point in overcoming internal administration opposition and gaining the backing for, and Arab and U.N. approval of, the 2011 military intervention in Libya. She later used U.S. allies and what she called "convening power" to help keep the Libyan rebels unified as they eventually overthrew the Gaddafi regime. Following the successful May 2011 U.S. mission to kill Osama bin Laden, Clinton played a key role in the administration's decision not to release photographs of the dead al-Qaeda leader. In a December 2011 speech before the United Nations Human Rights Council, she said that the U.S. would advocate for gay rights abroad and that "Gay rights are human rights" and that "It should never be a crime to be gay." The same month saw her conclude the first visit to Burma by a U.S. secretary of state since 1955, as she met with Burmese leaders as well as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and sought to support the 2011 Burmese democratic reforms.
 
2012-07-18 12:51:43 PM  

Citrate1007: I_C_Weener:

I've said it before, in the context of the Iraqis not exactly engaging in a cleanup of their own country, "Maybe the Islamic world really is different than the West. Different as in almost a different species than the one that sought freedom from religion and government controlled by one or a few."

That is one of the most racist and ignorant things I've ever read on Fark. I'm actually at a loss for words.


Settle down Francis, it was a metaphor for the immisciblity of the cultures. I'm neither convinced of the fact nor the relevance of the assumption, but there's no reason to go herniating a ovary over it.
 
2012-07-18 12:52:08 PM  
The US has a long history of puppets in the region...I don't really think they see a D or an R...They see US for what we have done not what we are saying...
 
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