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2012-09-12 09:08:50 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."

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Is it just me, or is the use of an event like this as a political soundbyte and jab at your opponent kind of distasteful?

I mean, personally, I agree with what he said, but wouldn't it be better to focus on the shiat that's likely to come from all this and not on ways to spar with romney for political points.

I think it would have been a better statement for him to make that simply said "I don't want to comment, I'm in the process of putting the pieces in place to handle this situation and see to it that the people over there are safe."

I also believe that a captain's place is on the bridge. How bad is it going to look? "Well, the president wouldn't come attend this debate tonight, saying something about dealing with issues in the middle east. Like that's more important than taking time to answer these frivolous questions and deal with political insults all night."
 
2012-09-12 09:13:36 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."


As a lifetime Republican at first I was all anti Obama. Then I was all like "no way not Romney but oh well". Then I was all like "Romney deserves it". Now I'm just sort of admiring how well President Obama seems to just let people tear themselves apart then with a certain amount of genius tear them a new one while seeming extremely pleasant and sympathetic. He sort of gives off that perfect amount of "I feel bad for the guy" kind of vibe. Can't say I get excited to vote Obama but it's hard to dislike the guy unless you are a rabid moron. The best part of the comment is it's true. As ex military I can tell you "the first report is always wrong". You learn to let it settle awhile then give a measured reaction. Romney just fell into the noob trap.
 
2012-09-12 09:14:37 PM  

TheBigJerk: Anyway, the plot synopsis on that book is rather uninspiring, near-future tech implies far too many limitations for such a construction to be remotely effective, you'd need nuclear reactors, distributed-intelligence supercomputer AIs and ammoless or ammo-regenerating energy weapons to have "unmanned and uncontrolled" UAVs be scary because otherwise, well, they have to keep going back to base for refueling and rearming and reprogramming.


Well, the drones in that book weren't exactly Skynet. A human was calling the shots and sending the drones out on specific missions. "Find and kill this guy", "sink these boats", that sort of thing. So without long term deployment, that sort of thing wasn't as big of a deal. They just complete their mission and either return to base or self-destruct. (now for spoilers: ) Though I think some of the ones at the end did go back and refuel. They were modeled after an ant colony and basically told to defend their base, which happened to be a big boat, moving towards its target. So having them refuel wasn't that big of a deal, since their mission only took effect when they hit the target.

RandomRandom: some of his drones are clearly designed to further his story at the expense of reality


I definitely agree with that. There were plenty of WTF moments in there. As you mentioned, the cutter drones. The use of pheromones that were so easily hacked (and the human characters' slowness in picking up on that idea). And yeah, you really probably don't need an ant colony simulator to program drones to kill everything within a certain radius of a boat.
Anyhow, I don't agree with you about him not wrapping up the plot. (more vague spoilers ahead:) They stopped the big evil plot, got laws passed that stopped the bad guys in the military industrial complex from enacting their drone-dominance scheme, and the nerdy-but-hot-when-she-takes-off-her-glasses scientist chick hooked up with the badass military guy . The only thing missing was that the evil mastermind got away, but isn't that pretty much standard?

I should note that I'm not a big reader, whereas you seem like you are. So that probably accounts for a lot of difference in opinion. I'm looking for a good page-turning action movie plot with some credible science rolled in (hey, the science in the first half of the book was credible...) not some literary masterpiece. So, it fit the niche that I'm into. But yeah, not as good as Daemon (and its sequel).
 
2012-09-12 09:18:21 PM  
Gosh, I hope our magic kneegro apologizes enough so this all quiets down. We would not want to aggravate the ummah.

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Obama has no balls. Time for him to go.
 
2012-09-12 09:20:24 PM  

Kit Fister: Insatiable Jesus: Kit Fister: Insatiable Jesus: God-is-a-Taco: CNN is also reporting that the attacks were planned in advance, and "the attackers used the protest outside the consulate as a diversion, U.S. sources told CNN Wednesday.

I am very interested to see what they find out about this.
We already know Terry Jones orchestrated the attacks, but did he have help from someone?

Cnn also reported that the people behind the movie (sam bacile, etc.) Are dead ends and don't exist. The screening never happened.

I smell a rat...

Anybody with a lick of sense has been waiting to see what Israel cooked up to draw Obama in or cost him the election, now we know.

1. Make a shiatty movie that is inflammatory.
2. Leak it to the internets with vague references pointing back to the US, and especially translate it into a dialect spoken in egypt
3. Spread word around largely uninformed/out of touch muslims
4. ???
5. War.


So then Bain Capital funded it secretly through Israeli fronts to draw Obama into a quagmire right before the election?
 
2012-09-12 09:20:51 PM  

Ben Enya: And what the heck did we expect? It's the Chicago way.


That is great and all but, I don't think we need an intelligence leak of it
 
2012-09-12 09:20:56 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Obama has no balls. Time for him to go.


Obama just sent out a couple warships to Libya's coast.
 
2012-09-12 09:22:49 PM  

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If I pray to God for anything in the next few hours, it's that those people go unharmed in the imprecise drone attacks that are going to follow all of this nonsense...
 
2012-09-12 09:23:01 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Obama has no balls. Time for him to go.

Obama just sent out a couple warships to Libya's coast.


Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.
 
2012-09-12 09:24:01 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.


If Apologize is a unit of the Marine Corps that I'm unaware of, then yes, I agree.
 
2012-09-12 09:25:30 PM  

brandent: Kit Fister: Insatiable Jesus: Kit Fister: Insatiable Jesus: God-is-a-Taco: CNN is also reporting that the attacks were planned in advance, and "the attackers used the protest outside the consulate as a diversion, U.S. sources told CNN Wednesday.

I am very interested to see what they find out about this.
We already know Terry Jones orchestrated the attacks, but did he have help from someone?

Cnn also reported that the people behind the movie (sam bacile, etc.) Are dead ends and don't exist. The screening never happened.

I smell a rat...

Anybody with a lick of sense has been waiting to see what Israel cooked up to draw Obama in or cost him the election, now we know.

1. Make a shiatty movie that is inflammatory.
2. Leak it to the internets with vague references pointing back to the US, and especially translate it into a dialect spoken in egypt
3. Spread word around largely uninformed/out of touch muslims
4. ???
5. War.

So then Bain Capital funded it secretly through Israeli fronts to draw Obama into a quagmire right before the election?


You're on farking drugs, you know that?
 
2012-09-12 09:30:39 PM  
The Islamic Brotherhood is following the playbook. Jihad. You idiots. Egypt. Libya. Syria will follow. Iran leads the show.
The Playbook. Dumbasses.
 
2012-09-12 09:31:56 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.


You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?
 
2012-09-12 09:32:14 PM  
"When all you have is a hammer, every problem is solved thus, no?"
 
2012-09-12 09:35:20 PM  

Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?


No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.
 
2012-09-12 09:36:10 PM  
u gonna get droned.
 
2012-09-12 09:37:00 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Gosh, I hope our magic kneegro apologizes enough so this all quiets down. We would not want to aggravate the ummah.

Obama has no balls. Time for him to go.


Shouldn't we first wait to see what he does?

How does it help us to give them a lecture on american beliefs and say basically "they're allowed to do that, tough shiat. You should totally want to be like us" as opposed to "look, the movie doesn't repesent all of us, it's a piece of trolltastic shiat, and we really don't agree with it or want to inspire this backlash and see all kinds of mistrust and possible harm come out of all this"?

If I tell a joke about gays and piss off a gay guy, I'm not going to go "lol, free speach, deal with it". If my dad, who is known the be fairly racist occasionally, drops the n-bomb and pisses off someone, I'm not going to do that either. Free speech or not, we don't use it as an excuse to deride and insult every other culture out there.

As to obama having no balls, what is appropriate, exactly?

We've got some brief evidence that this was all pre-planned. The video looks like a plant.

So, do we rush off and invade a country without knowing exactly what all happened? What happens if we find out that the attack was part of some aq scheme and no one in libya was actually responsible? We'd look pretty dumb, right? I mean, hey, if we did that, all some tin pot dictator or local asshole would have to do is come up with a way to stage an attack or other nefarious anti-us activity and make it look like one of their enemies did it. We blow the shiat out of their enemies and look like the morons.

It takes no balls to get pissed and blow the shiat out of some shiathole without the ability to stand against us. It takes a lot of balls to tell everyone calling for blood to shut the fark up and figure out what happened.

/not anti-war or pro obama, really, but there's a time and a place for everything, and we'd do better to focus on shiat that stabilizes the region, not shiat that furthers our interests and makes things worse in places like that.
 
2012-09-12 09:37:11 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.


Agenda, anyone?
 
2012-09-12 09:37:46 PM  

mciann: u gonna get droned.


Drone on.
 
2012-09-12 09:39:44 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

If Apologize is a unit of the Marine Corps that I'm unaware of, then yes, I agree.


Apologize is actually A company, 1st Marine Special Operations Command btn.
 
2012-09-12 09:40:59 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.


Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Chamber.

Farkwit.
 
2012-09-12 09:41:33 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Insatiable Jesus: Look around at your fellow Americans and remember that 80% of them bought into the media driven lie that Iraq was responsible for 9/11. 80%.

And a full fifty percent of all Americans have below-average intelligence.
It's a wonder anything gets done.


Is the baseline IQ score calculated based on Americans alone?
 
2012-09-12 09:43:31 PM  
NO. No way. Uh-uh. Forget it.

Just pack up whatever is left of our shiat and leave the country.
 
2012-09-12 09:43:41 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.


Okay so you say that Obama has "no balls" and then cry that he needs to send other people that aren't you to die invading every country in the Mideast that isn't Israel or Saudi Arabia. Got it. You're a true American badass.
 
2012-09-12 09:44:48 PM  

Fart_Machine: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.

Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Chamber.

Farkwit.


Some people wouldn't be happy unless obama personally lead a team of SEALs in and capped the perpetrators himself, live, on broadcast TV.
 
2012-09-12 09:47:22 PM  
Pantubo

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

Well, that's because your a braindead asstard who thinks dropping bombs on brown people is "strength."

President Kardashian had no reason to bomb Libya to hell in the first place; now the Islamists run rampant across the country. And our Ambassador is just the latest casualty of his endless idiocy.


Yikes! More tea sir?
 
2012-09-12 09:50:24 PM  

Kit Fister: Some people wouldn't be happy unless obama personally lead a team of SEALs in and capped the perpetrators himself, live, on broadcast TV.


No, actually I've heard republicans cry, "we should have captured bin laden, not kill him!" and "Why waste American lives by attacking Libya with unmanned drones? Warmonger!!!!OMGWTF!"

It doesn't matter what Obama does, it's wrong.
 
2012-09-12 09:50:55 PM  

Kit Fister: As to obama having no balls, what is appropriate, exactly?

We've got some brief evidence that this was all pre-planned. The video looks like a plant.


Good questions. I'm pretty sure however an apology is not the right first step. For 9 hours, that was the official statement.

Fart_Machine: Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Cham


Yep...whatever, tool:


http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/sep/1 2 /romneys-disgraceful-attack-obamas-response-libyas-/
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. 

Apology. Period. take your echo chamber and shove it up your ass.
 
2012-09-12 09:51:00 PM  

Kit Fister: Fart_Machine: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.

Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Chamber.

Farkwit.

Some people wouldn't be happy unless obama personally lead a team of SEALs in and capped the perpetrators himself, live, on broadcast TV.


No they wouldn't be happy then either. Then the meme would be that Obama is a bloodthirsty lunatic trying to steal the glory from our men and women in uniform.
 
2012-09-12 09:52:01 PM  

Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.

Okay so you say that Obama has "no balls" and then cry that he needs to send other people that aren't you to die invading every country in the Mideast that isn't Israel or Saudi Arabia. Got it. You're a true American badass.


fark you Mugato.
 
2012-09-12 09:53:34 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Kit Fister: As to obama having no balls, what is appropriate, exactly?

We've got some brief evidence that this was all pre-planned. The video looks like a plant.

Good questions. I'm pretty sure however an apology is not the right first step. For 9 hours, that was the official statement. Fart_Machine: Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Cham

Yep...whatever, tool:


http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/sep/1 2 /romneys-disgraceful-attack-obamas-response-libyas-/
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. 

Apology. Period. take your echo chamber and shove it up your ass.


It was a tweet from someone in the Embassy who was probably later killed. It wasn't sent by Obama you festering dicksore.
 
2012-09-12 09:55:05 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.

Okay so you say that Obama has "no balls" and then cry that he needs to send other people that aren't you to die invading every country in the Mideast that isn't Israel or Saudi Arabia. Got it. You're a true American badass.

fark you Mugato.


You need a new tampon.
 
2012-09-12 09:56:08 PM  

Fart_Machine: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.

Okay so you say that Obama has "no balls" and then cry that he needs to send other people that aren't you to die invading every country in the Mideast that isn't Israel or Saudi Arabia. Got it. You're a true American badass.

fark you Mugato.

You need a new tampon.


Well you have to admit, that was a hell of a rebuttal.
 
2012-09-12 09:59:31 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Kit Fister: As to obama having no balls, what is appropriate, exactly?

We've got some brief evidence that this was all pre-planned. The video looks like a plant.

Good questions. I'm pretty sure however an apology is not the right first step. For 9 hours, that was the official statement. Fart_Machine: Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Cham

Yep...whatever, tool:


http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/sep/1 2 /romneys-disgraceful-attack-obamas-response-libyas-/
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. 

Apology. Period. take your echo chamber and shove it up your ass.


Romney is taking it up the ass with a dildo dipped in molten sulfur for taking this exact line because it turned out that the statement you quoted was made by the Cairo Embassy before any attacks took place as a means to try and calm people down.

How do you expect this weak ass shiat to fly? Seriously, get the fark out.
 
2012-09-12 09:59:45 PM  

Fart_Machine: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Kit Fister: As to obama having no balls, what is appropriate, exactly?

We've got some brief evidence that this was all pre-planned. The video looks like a plant.

Good questions. I'm pretty sure however an apology is not the right first step. For 9 hours, that was the official statement. Fart_Machine: Yes the whole Obama apology meme isn't something out of the Right Wing Echo Cham

Yep...whatever, tool:


http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/ad-lib/2012/sep/1 2 /romneys-disgraceful-attack-obamas-response-libyas-/
"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims - as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. 

Apology. Period. take your echo chamber and shove it up your ass.

It was a tweet from someone in the Embassy who was probably later killed. It wasn't sent by Obama you festering dicksore.


Fart_Machine: It was a tweet from someone in the Embassy who was probably later killed. It wasn't sent by Obama you festering dicksore.


Mugato: Fart_Machine: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Mugato: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Woopee. We've had warships in the region for years. He did nothing. But apologize.

You just listen to anything Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tells you, don't you?

No, I can read and see what is said from various sources and when they all say the same thing, I feel reasonably certain it's closer to the truth than the talking points memo you get from Kos. farkwit.

Okay so you say that Obama has "no balls" and then cry that he needs to send other people that aren't you to die invading every country in the Mideast that isn't Israel or Saudi Arabia. Got it. You're a true American badass.

fark you Mugato.

You need a new tampon.

Well you have to admit, that was a hell of a rebuttal.


Irony meter just assploded. fark you both.
 
2012-09-12 10:01:57 PM  
You should look up the word irony. It doesn't mean what you think it means.
 
2012-09-12 10:15:25 PM  
I truly believe this was the Al-Qaeada 9/11 attack we had been dreading/waiting for.

1) The brother of the Zwahiri is involved in Egypt

2) This is similar to the embassy bombings in '98

3) The dry runs in Afghanistan on NATO troops

4) It's the anniversary of 9/11 and our embassies are the closest thing to the U.S. they can hit.

5) Lots of Al-Qaeda actually come from these countries

6) The advantage of weakening U.S. ties with these countries would help them gain a foothold.

7) Zwahiri needs to try to discredit the revolutions

8) Killing of outraged normal citizens of these countries would fuel Anti-U.S. sentiment

9) The misinformation spread was perfectly timed in both countries.

10) Highly coordinated core that knew the intended target
 
2012-09-12 10:16:50 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: You people.


Oh. You're referring to us. I thought you had written us off, or assumed we'd just line up like obedient little pawns in your game of Let's See How Rich We Can Make the Greediest Pricks.

Fark you and your arrogance. You've sunk your own idiotic ship by fielding the poster child for corporate greed and self-servitude. Enjoy your irrelevance. And congratulations! This will be my very first Presidential election that I vote for a Democrat.
 
2012-09-12 10:29:36 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Gosh, I hope our magic kneegro apologizes enough so this all quiets down.


Here's an idea...state your point without using racist rhetoric. 'Cause it kinda makes you look like a redneck moran, and no one will hear what you have to say.

I'm no big fan of Obama's, but his foreign policy hasn't been all that bad. Yeah, Iran is probably closer to having a nuke than if there were a (R) occupying the white house, but who's to say? The other alternative would make us appear be to waging war with the entire muslim world.

I wouldn't phrase America's positions the way he does, but big f-ing deal.

My problem with Obama is his overly progressive view on the economy. Not because I give a shiat how much rich people pay in taxes, or because I want to see poor people dying in the streets of pneumonia, but because I don't think becoming more economically progressive is the solution. Our problems are a widening trade deficit due to a loss of manufacturing to third-world nations, and an addiction to spending. Taxing the rich and expanding government healthcare doesn't solve those problems, it only appeases the masses.

See how easy it is to state your opinion without coming across as a mouth-breathing racist jackass?
 
2012-09-12 11:17:58 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: brandent


shhhh....
 
2012-09-12 11:24:48 PM  
I heard a radio interview with Matthew Vandyke, a journalist who went to Libya to document the uprising, then joined the rebel forces as a combatant. He said there were various radical groups operating in Libya. He said they saw the protests about the blasphemous film, then saw their opportunity to strike at the US, using the protests as cover. He said his Libyan contacts were deeply distressed about the killings.
 
2012-09-12 11:39:40 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)


Excuse me. I am an inactive Marine who was active when the attack in Beirut occurred and remained active after. I then jumped onto the parade when Clinton was in. So, I don't know anything about diplomatic protection. However, our very basic Marines know how to protect the compound and the rule is live ammunition matters.
 
2012-09-12 11:44:07 PM  

clovis69: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: 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

Except that's a bunch of BS.

Caeser was taken hostage by pirates and he damn well was a Roman citizen. The Romans at Teutoburg Forest weren't imune from molestation.


If you go back to the original script, Bartlet initially has the flashy lines but in the end Leo is the grownup in the room.
 
2012-09-12 11:45:10 PM  

Kit Fister: Apologize is actually A company, 1st Marine Special Operations Command btn.


I don't care if that's true or not, I'm marking it down in the "I want to believe" category.
 
2012-09-12 11:45:29 PM  

UnspokenVoice: 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)

Excuse me. I am an inactive Marine who was active when the attack in Beirut occurred and remained active after. I then jumped onto the parade when Clinton was in. So, I don't know anything about diplomatic protection. However, our very basic Marines know how to protect the compound and the rule is live ammunition matters.


Thank you. Shooting into that crowd is probably number 3 in the hierarchy of the worst possible responses to that crowd.
 
2012-09-12 11:55:41 PM  

Cyno01: We need cooler looking drones. Seriously. I mean what the predator DOES is farking awesome. But it sorta looks like a dildo with wings.

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We really need something more badass, like this.

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Even though the movie sucked.


So we loan the Libyan authorities a couple of these: www.revell.com
 
2012-09-13 12:01:26 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Gosh, I hope our magic kneegro apologizes enough so this all quiets down. We would not want to aggravate the ummah.

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Obama has no balls. Time for him to go.


He can kick your ass.
So can I.
 
2012-09-13 12:05:41 AM  
Well, Reagan and Bush negotiated with Iran to create havoc for Carter just before the election.

I guess this is just another attempt by the Republicans to stir up trouble for Obama. It seems pretty obvious to me.

Those people really are farking evil.
 
2012-09-13 12:34:15 AM  
Someone has to pay and it won't matter if it's the bad guys. That's American justice, that's how it works. I'm not saying those motherfarkers don't need a swift kick in the ass, I'm saying we will kill the wrong people.

But people will die...and they will be innocent.

Sorry mooslums :(
 
2012-09-13 12:54:28 AM  

halloran: Whether you're republican or democrat the new American way is KILL KILL KILL. DEATH! MURDER! KILL YOUR BABIES and ASSASSINATE AMERICANS OVERSEAS. No trial, no jury. Just die.

Maybe there is something to this video game, movies, tv, books and music violence after all. A guy at work is all into death metal. WTF is that... seriously... you're into death music? How neat for you. And horror movies where they show cutting off peoples fingers and demented shiat. Farking weirdos the lot of you. America needs a good spanking. And I don't mean masterbate. They do enough of that already on Conan.


I don't know if I agree with everything you said, but I do notice the same trend in America, that some people seem so negative, destructive, hateful, and obsessed with killing and violence. I don't think that's a good trend. You see people who have a bad day and go berserk against innocent people all over the news. There is a sense of selfishness and social decay that is coinciding with economic decay.

I find it very sad that the only thing America can be good at now is killing, blowing stuff up, and spying on populations. If only it were the inventors, composers, humanitarians and commerce that we impressed the world with like we used to.

I would love to be known as the world's beacon for freedom again.
 
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