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(Politico)   Attack drones headed towards Libya. Sucks to be a jihadi today   (politico.com) divider line 437
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2012-09-12 01:19:14 PM  
And what the heck did we expect? It's the Chicago way.
 
2012-09-12 01:19:27 PM  
I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

Obama'd probably pilot the damn things himself if they'd let him.
 
2012-09-12 01:31:50 PM  
You all should['nt] see Sarah Palin's facebook post from late last night about all of this.

And all the replies from strong, conservative men who still have a tiny shred of hope that she will have sex with them.
 
2012-09-12 01:32:22 PM  
sucks being a holier than thou social conservative piece of human trash every day, i'd imagine.
 
2012-09-12 01:33:25 PM  
In before the conservatives blame Obama for not being violent enough and the whiny liberals blame Obama for being too violent.
 
2012-09-12 01:42:25 PM  
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2012-09-12 01:43:55 PM  

WTF Indeed: In before the conservatives blame Obama for not being violent enough and the whiny liberals blame Obama for being too violent.


because this could NEVER had been prevented with proper security at our locations (like Reagan had when our barracks were blown up)
 
2012-09-12 01:47:53 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

Obama'd probably pilot the damn things himself if they'd let him.


Who's saying they don't already?

www.talkphotography.co.uk
 
2012-09-12 01:52:05 PM  
Weeps:
www.justpeace.net.ph
 
2012-09-12 01:53:26 PM  

serial_crusher: unavailable for comment
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That's a worker, not a drone.
 
2012-09-12 01:53:51 PM  
There goes Fartbongo, kowtowing to mooslim extremists again.
 
2012-09-12 01:55:32 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

Obama'd probably pilot the damn things himself if they'd let him.


Well, he's black and he's a Democrat, so there's that.
 
2012-09-12 01:59:16 PM  
When the attack on the embassy first happened, I kept thinking of that scene from Menace II Society when the cop is interogating Caine. "You know you done farked up right? You know that right?"
 
2012-09-12 02:04:39 PM  
From Obama's comments this morning: "justice will be done". but how? kill off the whole mob? That wont end well.
 
2012-09-12 02:13:12 PM  
Drones. Oh, they must have forgotten about the drones. I wonder how much of the looted stuff has GPS tracker in it. Like our ambassador's wristwatch. . .
 
2012-09-12 02:14:22 PM  

GilRuiz1: Weeps:
[www.justpeace.net.ph image 298x300]


Obama: There wouldn't be no trouble except for those king-shiat jihadist! They kept pushing Sir.
Nobel Committee: Well you did some pushing on your own Barry.
Obama: They drew first blood, not me.
Nobel Committee: Look Barry, let us come in and get you the hell out of there!
Obama: They drew first blood...
 
2012-09-12 02:20:10 PM  

LockeOak: serial_crusher: unavailable for comment
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That's a worker, not a drone.


It's a weaver ant. Read the book Kill Decision, by Daniel Suarez.
The wikipedia page on weaver ants doesn't distinguish between "workers" and "drones", but does mention that "workers perform tasks that are essential to colony survival, including foraging, nest construction, and colony defense"

So, basically you missed the reference and your drone vs. worker comment is also incorrect.
 
2012-09-12 02:20:59 PM  

EnviroDude: WTF Indeed: In before the conservatives blame Obama for not being violent enough and the whiny liberals blame Obama for being too violent.

because this could NEVER had been prevented with proper security at our locations (like Reagan had when our barracks were blown up)


Actually the only reason this probably was an issue was because the Libyan Embassy is relatively new due to more recent events that have allowed us to actually exist there. US Embassies in troublesome countries are veritable fortresses with multiple walled off areas, which is why the Egyptian mob was able to penetrate the most outer wall and proceed no further.
 
2012-09-12 02:23:54 PM  
In this case, these are probably exactly that: recon. That doesn't mean that there aren't armed units right behind them. You would think that folks, by now, would realize that shooting Americans is a good way to get armed Americans rolling in...
 
2012-09-12 02:27:08 PM  

hubiestubert: In this case, these are probably exactly that: recon. That doesn't mean that there aren't armed units right behind them. You would think that folks, by now, would realize that shooting Americans is a good way to get armed Americans rolling in...


In some cases, that's what they want.

Hard to say for this one right now.
 
2012-09-12 02:30:55 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.


It's because he "let the Islamists in" by not stopping the Arab Spring. In other words, bigotry.
 
2012-09-12 02:32:45 PM  
NOTE: The craft in question may or may not actually be "attack" drones.
 
2012-09-12 02:33:21 PM  
I canjust imagine the situation room:

Chief of Staff: Sir. They've stormed the embassies. An ambassador is dead.

Obama {turning dramatically}: RELEASE THE DRONES!
 
2012-09-12 02:36:00 PM  

hubiestubert: In this case, these are probably exactly that: recon. That doesn't mean that there aren't armed units right behind them. You would think that folks, by now, would realize that shooting Americans is a good way to get armed Americans rolling in...


Also, the West Wing is useful again for quoting:

Bartlet: Did you know that two thousand years ago a Roman citizen could walk across the face of the known world free of the fear of molestation? He could walk across the Earth unharmed, cloaked only in the protection of the words civis Romanus -- I am a Roman citizen. So great was the retribution of Rome, universally certain, should any harm befall even one of its citizens. Where was Morris's protection, or anybody else on that airplane? Where was the retribution for the families, and where is the warning to the rest of the world that Americans shall walk this Earth unharmed, lest the clenched fist of the most mighty military force in the history of mankind comes crashing down on your house?! In other words, Leo, what the hell are we doing here?!
Leo: We are behaving the way a superpower ought to behave.
Bartlet: Well our behavior has produced some crappy results, in fact I'm not a hundred per cent sure it hasn't induced it.
Leo: What are you talking about?
Bartlet: I'm talking about two hundred and eighty-six American marines in Beirut, I'm talking about Somalia, I'm talking about Nairobi-
Leo: And you think ratcheting up the body count's gonna act as a deterrent?
Bartlet: You're damn right I-
Leo: Oh, then you are just as stupid as these guys who think capital punishment is going to be a deterrent for drug kingpins. As if drug kingpins didn't live their day to day lives under the possibility of execution, and their executions are a lot less dainty than ours and tend to take place without the bother and expense of due process. So, my friend, if you want to start using American military strength as the arm of the Lord, you can do that. We're the only superpower left. You can conquer the world, like Charlemagne! But you better be prepared to kill everyone. And you better start with me, because I will raise up an army against you and I will beat you!
Bartlet: He had a ten day old baby at home.
Leo: I know.
Bartlet: We are doing nothing.
Leo: We are not doing nothing.
Bartlet: We're destroying-
Leo: Four high-rated military targets!
Bartlet: And this is good?
Leo: Of course it's not good. There is no good. It's what there is! It's how you behave if you're the most powerful nation in the world. It's proportional, it's reasonable, it's responsible, it's merciful! It's not nothing. Four high-rated military targets.
Bartlet: Which they'll rebuild again in six months.
Leo: Then we'll blow 'em up again in six months! We're getting really good at it... It's what our fathers taught us.
 
2012-09-12 02:38:49 PM  

serial_crusher: LockeOak: serial_crusher: unavailable for comment
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That's a worker, not a drone.

It's a weaver ant. Read the book Kill Decision, by Daniel Suarez.
The wikipedia page on weaver ants doesn't distinguish between "workers" and "drones", but does mention that "workers perform tasks that are essential to colony survival, including foraging, nest construction, and colony defense"

So, basically you missed the reference and your drone vs. worker comment is also incorrect.


You're right, I missed the reference. But that is a worker ant, as it is wingless, outside the colony structure and seems to be foraging. Drones neither forage nor defend the colony, and are generally winged until they find a queen with which to mate.

/NERD FIGHT
 
2012-09-12 02:38:58 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: EnviroDude: WTF Indeed: In before the conservatives blame Obama for not being violent enough and the whiny liberals blame Obama for being too violent.

because this could NEVER had been prevented with proper security at our locations (like Reagan had when our barracks were blown up)

Actually the only reason this probably was an issue was because the Libyan Embassy is relatively new due to more recent events that have allowed us to actually exist there. US Embassies in troublesome countries are veritable fortresses with multiple walled off areas, which is why the Egyptian mob was able to penetrate the most outer wall and proceed no further.


It wasn't the embassy. It happened at the consulate. Different level of security entirely.

And stop feeding the idiot.
 
2012-09-12 02:40:29 PM  

themindiswatching: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

It's because he "let the Islamists in" by not stopping the Arab Spring. In other words, bigotry.


so he should have worked with the dictators to crush their people?
 
2012-09-12 02:42:57 PM  

Hobodeluxe: so he should have worked with the dictators to crush their people?


That's the America I know and love.
 
2012-09-12 02:43:56 PM  

Hobodeluxe: themindiswatching: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

It's because he "let the Islamists in" by not stopping the Arab Spring. In other words, bigotry.

so he should have worked with the dictators to crush their people?


According to the GOP, yes. Then again, they'd then biatch that he isn't doing enough to help the rebels.
 
2012-09-12 02:46:42 PM  

Hobodeluxe: themindiswatching: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

It's because he "let the Islamists in" by not stopping the Arab Spring. In other words, bigotry.

so he should have worked with the dictators to crush their people?


Worked out so well for us in Iran...
 
2012-09-12 02:48:10 PM  

Tor_Eckman: It wasn't the embassy. It happened at the consulate. Different level of security entirely.


My bad.


Tor_Eckman: And stop feeding the idiot.


Even idiots need to eat.
 
2012-09-12 02:51:36 PM  

Tor_Eckman: It wasn't the embassy. It happened at the consulate. Different level of security entirely all together.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-12 02:57:24 PM  
Yea, this isn't going to end well.
The fighting in Libya is spreading into central Africa and otherwise peaceful nations are now being destroyed.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-12 03:01:11 PM  

themindiswatching: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

It's because he "let the Islamists in" by not stopping the Arab Spring. In other words, bigotry.


Yeah, it's Obama's fault that there are Arabs in North Africa.
 
2012-09-12 03:03:10 PM  

kbronsito: GilRuiz1: Weeps:
[www.justpeace.net.ph image 298x300]

Obama: There wouldn't be no trouble except for those king-shiat jihadist! They kept pushing Sir.
Nobel Committee: Well you did some pushing on your own Barry.
Obama: They drew first blood, not me.
Nobel Committee: Look Barry, let us come in and get you the hell out of there!
Obama: They drew first blood...



Nobel Committee to Jihadist: If you insist on going in there, then you better remember one thing?
Jihadist: What?
Nobel Committee:  Bring plenty of body bags.
 
2012-09-12 03:03:56 PM  
Yes, right wing, conservative religious extremists who wish to impose their religion on everyone through their government suck.

Oh, wait, is that not what we were going for?
 
2012-09-12 03:08:52 PM  
Do not taunt dynamite America.
 
2012-09-12 03:10:14 PM  

I_C_Weener: kbronsito: GilRuiz1: Weeps:
[www.justpeace.net.ph image 298x300]

Obama: There wouldn't be no trouble except for those king-shiat jihadist! They kept pushing Sir.
Nobel Committee: Well you did some pushing on your own Barry.
Obama: They drew first blood, not me.
Nobel Committee: Look Barry, let us come in and get you the hell out of there!
Obama: They drew first blood...


Nobel Committee to Jihadist: If you insist on going in there, then you better remember one thing?
Jihadist: What?
Nobel Committee:  Bring plenty of body bags.


THE NORTH AFRICAN COAST IS MINE

/obscure?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-12 03:12:56 PM  

Hobodeluxe: themindiswatching: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

It's because he "let the Islamists in" by not stopping the Arab Spring. In other words, bigotry.

so he should have worked with the dictators to crush their people?


He could have gotten invited to the Bunga-bunga parties.
 
2012-09-12 03:14:38 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I_C_Weener: kbronsito: GilRuiz1: Weeps:
[www.justpeace.net.ph image 298x300]

Obama: There wouldn't be no trouble except for those king-shiat jihadist! They kept pushing Sir.
Nobel Committee: Well you did some pushing on your own Barry.
Obama: They drew first blood, not me.
Nobel Committee: Look Barry, let us come in and get you the hell out of there!
Obama: They drew first blood...


Nobel Committee to Jihadist: If you insist on going in there, then you better remember one thing?
Jihadist: What?
Nobel Committee:  Bring plenty of body bags.

THE NORTH AFRICAN COAST IS MINE

/obscure?



Patton?
 
"Al Qeada, you magnificent bastards.  I read your propaganda!"
 
2012-09-12 03:16:47 PM  

vpb: Yeah, it's Obama's fault that there are Arabs in North Africa.


Obama used his time machine to personally lead the caliphate into North Africa back in the 600s.
 
2012-09-12 03:17:21 PM  
i522.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-12 03:18:59 PM  

I_C_Weener: Patton?

"Al Qeada, you magnificent bastards. I read your propaganda!"


Haha, that's a good one too.

I was more trying to reference this, but to be fair I, myself, barely remember much of the movie.
 
2012-09-12 03:23:24 PM  

vudukungfu: Drones. Oh, they must have forgotten about the drones. I wonder how much of the looted stuff has GPS tracker in it. Like our ambassador's wristwatch. . .


This probably comes down to a single ring-leader and his butt buddies. I hope you guys draw a 1 mile radius circle around the target and make is rubble. Good hunting.

/Canadian
 
2012-09-12 03:24:41 PM  

minoridiot: Yea, this isn't going to end well.
The fighting in Libya is spreading into central Africa and otherwise peaceful nations are now being destroyed.


This was happening before and is why the African community wanted Qaddafi taken out.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-12 03:29:18 PM  
If Obama is going to be droneing fundy fanatics, why not send a few to Gainsville and take out that ignorant redneck preacher?
 
2012-09-12 04:33:58 PM  

mrshowrules: minoridiot: Yea, this isn't going to end well.
The fighting in Libya is spreading into central Africa and otherwise peaceful nations are now being destroyed.

This was happening before and is why the African community wanted Qaddafi taken out.


Qaddafi being "taken out" has lead to a much bigger problem. 
 
2012-09-12 04:41:34 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I seriously don't understand how President Drone Strike could be considered weak on foreign policy.

Obama'd probably pilot the damn things himself if they'd let him.


Nobody who wins a Nobel Peace Prize is allowed to pilot drones. It's in the rule book.
 
2012-09-12 04:42:46 PM  
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"There's a broader lesson to be learned here: Governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later and as president one of the things I've learned is you can't do that," Obama told CBS News on Wednesday."It's important for you to make sure that the statements that you make are backed up by the facts and that you've thought through the ramifications before you make them."
 
2012-09-12 04:43:37 PM  
So why do my trailer trash relatives have "impeach Nancy Pelosi" over the Libyan-Egyptian stories this morning?
 
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