Do you have adblock enabled?
 
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.

(The Weekly Standard)   With a knife clenched in his teeth, and a machine gun in each hand, Obama led Seal Team Six to victory in the hunt for bin Laden   (weeklystandard.com ) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Ladin, Jeanne Shaheen, teeth, knife, Blogging  
•       •       •

1589 clicks; posted to Politics » on 20 Aug 2012 at 1:02 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



174 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2012-08-20 10:39:23 AM  
"And let's not forget that this is the commander in chief who finally led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice," said Shaheen.

That is true. And if Bush had done that, I would have been OK with his supporters saying that.
 
2012-08-20 10:41:52 AM  
Subby, I was spec. ops in the marine core for many years and I'll tell you this: experienced spec. opers. NEVER clench a knife in their teeth. It's very difficult to get to a knife you have clenched in your teeth, especially if you have a machine gun in each hand (which is also a slightly unrealistic operative stance, I'll just have you know; normal op. proc. would have a machine gun in one hand, a knife in the other, and perhaps a medical pack or grenade in your teeth). See, with the grenade in your teeth, if you see an encom (that's "enemy combatant," sorry for the jargon but it's hard for us jarheads to talk like civvies after being in the muck), you can release the knife, spit out the grenade, and pick it up for a quick fling. Then pick up the knife and charge, firing controlled machine gun bursts, and get there right before the explosion, which will cause smoke and mayhem and allow you to finish off in close quarters. Just thought you'd like to know so you can not look quite so silly with your headline next time.
 
2012-08-20 10:42:11 AM  
farm3.static.flickr.com

Kind of like how Bush landed that plane on the carrier.
 
2012-08-20 10:42:19 AM  
George Steinbrenner never won a World Series.
 
2012-08-20 10:43:28 AM  

vernonFL: George Steinbrenner never won a World Series.


He still gets a ring.
 
2012-08-20 10:45:20 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Subby, I was spec. ops in the marine core for many years and I'll tell you this: experienced spec. opers. NEVER clench a knife in their teeth. It's very difficult to get to a knife you have clenched in your teeth, especially if you have a machine gun in each hand (which is also a slightly unrealistic operative stance, I'll just have you know; normal op. proc. would have a machine gun in one hand, a knife in the other, and perhaps a medical pack or grenade in your teeth). See, with the grenade in your teeth, if you see an encom (that's "enemy combatant," sorry for the jargon but it's hard for us jarheads to talk like civvies after being in the muck), you can release the knife, spit out the grenade, and pick it up for a quick fling. Then pick up the knife and charge, firing controlled machine gun bursts, and get there right before the explosion, which will cause smoke and mayhem and allow you to finish off in close quarters. Just thought you'd like to know so you can not look quite so silly with your headline next time.


You write with the know how of a Clancy and the sentence structure of a Faulkner.
 
2012-08-20 10:46:53 AM  
A president is only Commander-in-Chief of America's military if that president is a Republican because Democrats throw like girls.
 
2012-08-20 10:51:26 AM  
Subby, when we talk about Eisenhower defeating the Axis powers, it is generally understood that he was at HQ making decisions and issuing orders, not leading the charge onto the beaches at Normandy. The same can be said about Colin Powell, David Petraeus, and Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf and the military efforts they lead. So, unless you are trying to redefine what it means to be an exceptional leader, then you should probably stop posting because it makes you look ignorant.
 
2012-08-20 10:53:51 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Subby, I was spec. ops in the marine core for many years and I'll tell you this: experienced spec. opers. NEVER clench a knife in their teeth. It's very difficult to get to a knife you have clenched in your teeth, especially if you have a machine gun in each hand (which is also a slightly unrealistic operative stance, I'll just have you know; normal op. proc. would have a machine gun in one hand, a knife in the other, and perhaps a medical pack or grenade in your teeth). See, with the grenade in your teeth, if you see an encom (that's "enemy combatant," sorry for the jargon but it's hard for us jarheads to talk like civvies after being in the muck), you can release the knife, spit out the grenade, and pick it up for a quick fling. Then pick up the knife and charge, firing controlled machine gun bursts, and get there right before the explosion, which will cause smoke and mayhem and allow you to finish off in close quarters. Just thought you'd like to know so you can not look quite so silly with your headline next time.


do me
 
2012-08-20 10:55:00 AM  
"At the end of the day, make no mistake about it, it was the president of the United States that shouldered the burden of this operation, that made the hard decision."
- Adm. Bill McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operations command
 
2012-08-20 10:58:02 AM  
[notthisshiatagain.jpg]
 
2012-08-20 10:58:03 AM  
Submitter:

You're right. Obama deserves no credit, praise, or accolades because he didn't personally lead the mission. He wasn't there, on the ground, putting himself in harm's way.

After all, that's why Bin Laden is credited and condemned for his acts, right? Because he personally lead them and was there, in harm's way?

Herpaderp.
 
2012-08-20 10:59:29 AM  
If this had gone tits up and ended with a healthy and hale Bin Laden executing a sailor on Pakistani TV while small children played in the wreckage of our most top secret weaponry, I'm quite sure that the GOP would have blamed the SEALS themselves, and given Obama a pass.
 
2012-08-20 11:00:30 AM  
It's their counter to "you didn't build that". Good luck with that, Republicans.
 
2012-08-20 11:07:31 AM  
Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight, they killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body.

Oh yeah, it really sounds like he thinks he did it.
 
2012-08-20 11:14:54 AM  

Pocket Ninja: ...Then pick up the knife and charge, firing controlled machine gun bursts, and get there right before the explosion, which will cause smoke and mayhem and allow you to finish off in close quarters.


*Adds Pocket Ninja to his "Do Not Fark With" list*
 
2012-08-20 11:15:40 AM  
It doubles as my "Seek Out In Case Of Zombie Apocalypse" list.
 
2012-08-20 11:22:55 AM  
Funny, Obama seems to be able to shut down many companies as president before he even took office. How does that work?
 
2012-08-20 11:27:49 AM  
And by extension ALL OF AMERICA is responsible for eradicating Osama Bin Laden from this earth.
 
2012-08-20 11:32:51 AM  

Makh: Funny, Obama seems to be able to shut down many companies as president before he even took office. How does that work?


www.strangecosmos.com
 
2012-08-20 11:33:18 AM  

what_now: If this had gone tits up and ended with a healthy and hale Bin Laden executing a sailor on Pakistani TV while small children played in the wreckage of our most top secret weaponry, I'm quite sure that the GOP would have blamed the SEALS themselves, and given Obama a pass.


Sort of like how they acknowledge that Desert One was not Carter's fault.
 
2012-08-20 11:35:35 AM  

vartian: Pocket Ninja: ...Then pick up the knife and charge, firing controlled machine gun bursts, and get there right before the explosion, which will cause smoke and mayhem and allow you to finish off in close quarters.

*Adds Pocket Ninja to his "Do Not Fark With" list*


He's playing with you, y'know. You don't "pick up the knife". You "catch" the knife. It hasn't landed yet.

At least, that's the way I did it.
 
2012-08-20 11:45:02 AM  
imagemacros.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-20 11:47:42 AM  
In other news Obama didn't kill Anwar al-Aulaqi either. So I expect an immediate end to the pearl clutching and crocodile tears about how Obama murdered an American citizen.

Also bin Laden didn't kill those people on 9/11, al-Qaeda did. And really, I doubt that Hitler ever killed anyone outside of his combat duties during WWI (if then), you know, just to follow this thing through to it's logical Godwining.
 
2012-08-20 11:54:23 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

If you visit the Ronald Reagan library, you'll see a piece of the Berlin Wall that Reagan tore down with his bare hands.
 
2012-08-20 11:59:30 AM  
Yes, we get it. Killing Osama bin Laden was a rash decision, a bad thing for America.

Right, GOP?
 
2012-08-20 12:03:00 PM  
If the mission went bad, Obama would have gotten the blame.

The mission did not, so Obama gets the credit.

End of story.
 
2012-08-20 12:12:08 PM  
The president and his admin did lead the way in leaks that harm operational security after the raid. So he's got that going for him.

I wonder what Obama's personal kill list looks like for October this year. I'm sure he is pouring over that and has some exciting variations on the name Muhammed to turn into grease spots.
 
2012-08-20 12:14:52 PM  

Lando Lincoln: If the mission went bad, Obama would have gotten the blame.

The mission did not, so Obama gets the credit.

End of story.


motherfarking THIS.

obama was already being called "carter 2.0." had the OBL raid failed (like the hostage rescue in '79), it would've cemented his carter-ness. most said there was a 50-50 shot of success. but obama gave the green light anyway. that took balls of steel. that took LEADERSHIP.

do you think president romney would've made that call? bull. farking. shiat.
 
2012-08-20 12:17:20 PM  

MeinRS6: I wonder what Obama's personal kill list looks like for October this year. I'm sure he is pouring over that and has some exciting variations on the name Muhammed to turn into grease spots.


I'm sure you'll be lighting a candle for every single one of them, right up until a president with an (R) next to his name is in office.
 
2012-08-20 12:17:52 PM  

MeinRS6: The president and his admin did lead the way in leaks that harm operational security after the raid. So he's got that going for him.


Oh yeah? Then why isn't anyone in the military brass saying that?

Oh right, maybe because it's false. Admiral McRaven, head of special forces, says he didn't harm operational security. Hmm, who should I believe? Oh right, not you.
 
2012-08-20 12:18:33 PM  

dameron: MeinRS6: I wonder what Obama's personal kill list looks like for October this year. I'm sure he is pouring over that and has some exciting variations on the name Muhammed to turn into grease spots.

I'm sure you'll be lighting a candle for every single one of them, right up until a president with an (R) next to his name is in office.


I wonder what he's pouring over the list. Bacon grease, no doubt. You know, to prove he's not a secret muslin.
 
2012-08-20 12:19:36 PM  
 
2012-08-20 12:25:34 PM  

FlashHarry: "At the end of the day, make no mistake about it, it was the president of the United States that shouldered the burden of this operation, that made the hard decision."

-- Admiral William McRaven, Head of U.S. Special Operations Command


That's exactly what some Obamabot who wanted to take credit from Admiral McRaven WOULD say!
 
2012-08-20 12:33:52 PM  
i595.photobucket.com
Fartbongo Five standing by.
 
2012-08-20 12:36:53 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: [i595.photobucket.com image 321x233]
Fartbongo Five standing by.


[funny]
 
2012-08-20 12:46:50 PM  
Nice work, GOP. Keep reminding those voters that bin Laden is dead.
 
2012-08-20 12:53:13 PM  

FloydA: Nice work, GOP. Keep reminding those voters that bin Laden is dead.


At B. Hussein Obama's orders too.
 
2012-08-20 12:54:22 PM  
Personally? No. Through his leadership and administration, including the chain of command? Yes.
 
2012-08-20 12:56:26 PM  

FloydA: Nice work, GOP. Keep reminding those voters that bin Laden is dead.


Yeah. That's pretty much what this will accomplish.
 
2012-08-20 01:05:52 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-08-20 01:06:12 PM  
I agree with subby and the article. President Obama is not the commander in chief of the armed forces. He's just some black kenyan usurper.

You all can know this for sure too. You all know had Osama bin Laden not been there and the U.S. was on the hook for striking a sovereign country without permission from that country's government, no one would have blamed Obama at all. They'da been like "meh, Obama isn't in charge of the Seals, he's not their leader so he gets no blame."
 
2012-08-20 01:08:28 PM  
Oh, hey, this shiat again.
 
2012-08-20 01:10:12 PM  
he should take out that guy who killed that poor steelworker's wife.
 
2012-08-20 01:11:11 PM  
Wow, some people still respond to Fark's resident Nazi sympathizer?

/Note to self: log in to Fark before accessing the Politics tab on a new computer.
 
2012-08-20 01:11:24 PM  

lennavan: I agree with subby and the article. President Obama is not the commander in chief of the armed forces. He's just some black kenyan usurper.

You all can know this for sure too. You all know had Osama bin Laden not been there and the U.S. was on the hook for striking a sovereign country without permission from that country's government, no one would have blamed Obama at all. They'da been like "meh, Obama isn't in charge of the Seals, he's not their leader so he gets no blame."



seesdifferent.files.wordpress.com 

lennavan relaxing at a teabagger rally.
 
2012-08-20 01:11:46 PM  

MeinRS6: The president and his admin did lead the way in leaks that harm operational security after the raid. So he's got that going for him.

I wonder what Obama's personal kill list looks like for October this year. I'm sure he is pouring over that and has some exciting variations on the name Muhammed to turn into grease spots.


You sound very hurrdurry
 
2012-08-20 01:13:00 PM  
I see the swiftboating of Obama is proceeding as planned. It worked so well in 2004, why not again?

/
 
2012-08-20 01:13:23 PM  
You know, that would make for a really awesome campaign poster.
 
2012-08-20 01:13:30 PM  

BritneysSpeculum: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 356x451]

Kind of like how Bush landed that plane on the carrier.


I know have an image of the Presidential Package in my head. Thank you very much.
 
Displayed 50 of 174 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report