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2012-09-13 06:59:31 AM

p4p3rm4t3: way south: So instead of blaming it on bad foreign policy or intolerant people who think storming embassies is a good idea, so far Fark has blamed it on:

1. The Jews.
2. Freedom of speech in the US.
3. An amateur film maker.
4. Israel (The Jews).
5. The CIA.
6. Drugs.
7. The Arab Spring.
8. Mitt Romney.


...I can see there won't be much progress in this thread.

Don't forget money.


You are absolutely right.
...and since we all know who controls the banks:

9. Money (The Jews)
 
2012-09-13 06:59:51 AM

somedude210: poe_zlaw: I wonder how many low-budget lame ass movies of been made about America and Christianity in the middle east How many embassies got stormed by peaceloving Americans in the United States?

I'm gonna assume none, since, you know, there's no proof that they exist.

This, however, was a deliberate attempt to show it to the Muslim world in order to piss them right the fark off.

/wouldn't at all be surprised if this traced back to Team Romney


Democrat truthers, how unoriginal.

So releasing something on YouTube is a deliberate attempt to push something on the arabs? If so, they are likely attacking to get dumb shiat Americans to knock it off with the Gotye copycat videos.
 
2012-09-13 07:00:16 AM

thamike: ShannonKW:

Hey, where in Saudi are you?


Upcountry with the hicks, just south of the Nafud.
 
2012-09-13 07:01:00 AM
Some little brown people (lbp) are gettin' uppity......time for Ameristoopid to start more wars......
 
2012-09-13 07:01:00 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bit'O'Gristle: tinfoil-hat maggie: LadyBelgara: digistil: Mittens: 'Let us not get distracted by this nonsense. Russia The Soviet Union is our number one threat.'

FTFY.

/it IS still 1989, right?

Bit'O'Gristle: fark them, start picking them off the fence like squirrels with aimed shots and the crowd will disperse. This shiat is getting retarded, as if it wasn't retarded enough already.

Yes. Because killing already rioting civilians won't cause bigger problems. Brilliant plan. Wonder why they haven't thought of it yet?

It's a strange world isn't it and really I need to give up fark too much derp.

/This....we should really just open the gates..tell the people inside to pull their pants down and stick their asses in the air and prepare to get raped. Because defending yourself from attack is so middle ages. (rolls eyes)

What is it with the rape fantasies here lately?Are you trying to tell us something?

/Hah...:P not really, Just using it as a description of how some here want us to just lay down and take it like a biatch instead of exercising some good old fashioned self defense. Nothing wrong with defending yourself, but some think it's better to just let shiat happen to you, because "violence" is wrong. And bad..and wrong too.


You are a biatch though. A scared one at that. Whimpering at the scary people thousands of miles away.
 
2012-09-13 07:01:32 AM

doglover: Cpl.D: I thought they equipped all US embassies with that active denial system



You know what looks worse in the media than your embassy gettin' a little B&E? Unleashing automatic weapons on unarmed civilians. Hell, we're still learning about a handful of musket balls launched more than 200 years ago at a couple early Bostonians who you probably would have shot too.

As bad as riots get, active denial systems aren't for mere flag burning and trespass. That's why they keep the weapons in the secure areas, which weren't raided.


So we should allow violent protesters with RPGs and small arms just right on in, so we can lose more US persons, who were simply there trying to make a difference? When do you begin to use the active denial system? Never? Is it simply there as a show of force? I don't think so. If you are part of an angry mob and start to storm an embassy, and you see that the guy next to you has an RPG/AK-47/hand grenade/whatever, you should probably run the other way, because in any logical situation, he's going to escalate things beyond a point where you wish to be a participant. If, on the other hand, you see this, and decide to continue your "protest" you are, and will be (and SHOULD be) treated as a target and a threat.

/I work for the State Dept and am currently at a US embassy abroad after serving a year in Baghdad, Iraq
//So I'm getting a kick out of these, etc etc...
 
2012-09-13 07:02:02 AM
So, an Arabic-speaking Christian who ran away to the US made a troll-tastic film which nobody cared about.
SO, he had it dubbed into Arabic, and uploaded it where it would get lots of bites.

I think the dubbing and promotion of the film are pretty much in line with a premeditated "fire" in a crowded cinema.
 
2012-09-13 07:03:01 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: The President needs to release a statement such as this,

"I'm sad to report that our embassy in Yemen has been attacked in yet another vile example of mob violence. The United States will not tolerate attacks on its Sovereign territory and injury or death upon its citizens. We have no wish for violence and only want to peacefully co-exist with every other culture that is upon this planet. We as a nation have a deep respect for ALL religions, including Islam, and expect the same level of respect and treatment from all nations. But....be warned. Our tolerance for loss of American lives only goes so far, and we WILL defend ourselves, These senseless attacks upon our citizens must cease, or the circle of violence will only escalate to a level where it would be very hard to stop it from cascading to a full military action. Please use common sense and stand down, we have no wish to hurt anyone, but we will not stand by while our people and property are destroyed. God bless you, and God bless America.


Instead, it will be more like this:

"My fellow americans and citizens of the world. Today, I'd like to apologize for the following things: White privilege, Christianity, American exceptionalism, Pork, McDonalds, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and General Pershing, Facebook, Skirts, birth control, shopping, dancing, bicycles, music, Jews, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, QVC, The Philadelphia Eagles, Rosie O'Donnell, republicans and Glenn Beck. Please stop raiding our embassies. Thanks"
 
2012-09-13 07:03:05 AM

jso2897: Beauf: jso2897: It's election season, and it looks like Al Qaeda is trying to get rid of the worst enemy it's had in the White House to date. And the useful idiots of the American Right are all too happy to try and oblige them.

YES! It seems that the entire world has become a very dangerous place for people who attack us no matter where they go. Terrorist organizers, recruiters, and financers seem to have had a slight problem with spontainously exploding over the last few years (and not as suicide bombers).

Well, I'm sure the bad guys timed this the way they did because they want to help Obama get elected, on account of he's so "soft" on terrorism. They are terrified that a courageous genius like Mitt Romney might get elected, so they timed this to help Obama.
That's the ticket.


No, I am pretty sure they don't want Obama to be elected
 
2012-09-13 07:03:13 AM
I like your Muhammad.
I do not like your Muslims
Your Muslims are so unlike your Muhammad.
 
2012-09-13 07:03:40 AM
How many drone strikes have we had in our little undeclared war there again? That place has been a powder keg waiting for the spark needed to go off for a long, long time. I hope they're beefing up security in similar countries.
 
2012-09-13 07:03:47 AM
Blowback, how werk it.
Derpity.
 
2012-09-13 07:04:34 AM
Heading to Dubai for a week, curious to find out if Fark is banned there.
 
2012-09-13 07:05:02 AM

lucksi: So, how about arresting the one who made the film and charge him with murder and inflicting riots?

If you can charge a fleeing criminal with murder when police shoot some bystanders, you can charge the religious lunatic who made the movie as well.


Hey, why don't we just suspend all of our rights while we are at it?
 
2012-09-13 07:05:34 AM

Beauf: jso2897: Beauf: jso2897: It's election season, and it looks like Al Qaeda is trying to get rid of the worst enemy it's had in the White House to date. And the useful idiots of the American Right are all too happy to try and oblige them.

YES! It seems that the entire world has become a very dangerous place for people who attack us no matter where they go. Terrorist organizers, recruiters, and financers seem to have had a slight problem with spontainously exploding over the last few years (and not as suicide bombers).

Well, I'm sure the bad guys timed this the way they did because they want to help Obama get elected, on account of he's so "soft" on terrorism. They are terrified that a courageous genius like Mitt Romney might get elected, so they timed this to help Obama.
That's the ticket.

No, I am pretty sure they don't want Obama to be elected


Well, why are they doing this now? I was hoping that some of the people who think Obama is the favorite of terrorists everywhere would explain that.
 
2012-09-13 07:05:42 AM
According to The Wall Street Journal, Bacile said he raised $5 million from about 100 Jewish donors to make the two-hour movie in California last year.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/anti-islam-film/index.html
 
2012-09-13 07:07:00 AM

GreenSun: Dumbass! Around here it's "Jesus" that's being called god, yet we see Jesus being played around with in the media as gay, sometimes a vampire/zombie slayer, or even a gardener.


There's nothing offensive about any of those though.
And number 2 is pretty badass, it's like an improvement on Jesus.
In fact, I'd like to see a movie made where Jesus fights Satan and is split into three fragments after being overwhelmed in battle: a kitsch gay dude who's constantly dressed for the pride parade and specializes in seduction of other homosexuals; an undead slaying Jesus geared out like a Witchhunter from Warhammer; and a mild mannered gardener Jesus who specializes in keeping a food supply/foraging as they travel through a post-apocalyptic wasteland seemingly always one step behind the trail of Satan incarnate/the anti-christ.
 
2012-09-13 07:07:05 AM

Agarista: I think the dubbing and promotion of the film are pretty much in line with a premeditated "fire" in a crowded cinema.


I see this sentiment a lot lately. I guess we may as well bury the first amendment. Now expressing controversial ideas is considered incitement to panic.

What next? People who are attacked for expressing their opinion about politics are asking for it?
 
2012-09-13 07:08:39 AM

jso2897: Beauf: jso2897: Beauf: jso2897: It's election season, and it looks like Al Qaeda is trying to get rid of the worst enemy it's had in the White House to date. And the useful idiots of the American Right are all too happy to try and oblige them.

YES! It seems that the entire world has become a very dangerous place for people who attack us no matter where they go. Terrorist organizers, recruiters, and financers seem to have had a slight problem with spontainously exploding over the last few years (and not as suicide bombers).

Well, I'm sure the bad guys timed this the way they did because they want to help Obama get elected, on account of he's so "soft" on terrorism. They are terrified that a courageous genius like Mitt Romney might get elected, so they timed this to help Obama.
That's the ticket.

No, I am pretty sure they don't want Obama to be elected

Well, why are they doing this now? I was hoping that some of the people who think Obama is the favorite of terrorists everywhere would explain that.


I am sure they will provide you with an "explanation" on a Glenn Beck style chalkboard. Likely something about him being a sekrit Mooslim.
 
2012-09-13 07:08:42 AM

Tatterdemalian: There never is, when "progressives" are involved.


I thought the conservatives attacking the embassies were at fault here?
 
2012-09-13 07:09:24 AM
Religion is such a beautiful thing, binging such peace and comfort to the masses.
Everyone should dedicate his life to the service of the imaginary omnipotent sky being.
 
2012-09-13 07:09:25 AM
You expected something else when you portray nothing but weakness?

Thanks Obama.

That groveling apology is looking increasingly foolish.
 
2012-09-13 07:09:36 AM

Captain Steroid: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, there's a country involved.

My guess is it's one that starts with an "Al" and ends with a "Qaeda". :-(


That's not a country.
 
2012-09-13 07:10:03 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: The President needs to release a statement such as this,

"I'm sad to report that our embassy in Yemen has been attacked in yet another vile example of mob violence. The United States will not tolerate attacks on its Sovereign territory and injury or death upon its citizens. We have no wish for violence and only want to peacefully co-exist with every other culture that is upon this planet. We as a nation have a deep respect for ALL religions, including Islam, and expect the same level of respect and treatment from all nations. But....be warned. Our tolerance for loss of American lives only goes so far, and we WILL defend ourselves, These senseless attacks upon our citizens must cease, or the circle of violence will only escalate to a level where it would be very hard to stop it from cascading to a full military action. Please use common sense and stand down, we have no wish to hurt anyone, but we will not stand by while our people and property are destroyed. God bless you, and God bless America.


Yeah I'm going to go ahead and wait for hell to freeze over.

I'm sorry but attacks on sovereign embassies because of a stupid YouTube video is disgraceful. And this administration's hat-in-hand response to it is even worse.

Bad thing is, because of the previous administration's monkey joe proxy war bullshiat, I'm not sure we have the military fighting power to respond in the way you are describing. In order to do so they would have to spin up the draft again.

Is this the economic recovery plan? Conscription of college age males who can't get jobs right now?

/dons the tinfoil hat
 
2012-09-13 07:11:16 AM

randomjsa: You expected something else when you portray nothing but weakness?

Thanks Obama.

That groveling apology is looking increasingly foolish.


Put a butt plug in that pie hole and respect the president, hooplehead.
 
2012-09-13 07:11:55 AM
Seriously. If this is a coordinated thing by Al Qaeda groups, or even if they're just playing copycat, we need to be beefing up security in places like Pakistan, Gulf countries, and even some of the other usual suspects in Africa. It looks like Al Qaeda has realized that inciting mob violence is much more effective at creating chaos than a "simple" but deadlier bombing.
 
2012-09-13 07:11:58 AM

WMittensRomney: Captain Steroid: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, there's a country involved.

My guess is it's one that starts with an "Al" and ends with a "Qaeda". :-(

That's not a country.


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Shhhh! He pays to post here, he's "special".
 
2012-09-13 07:12:01 AM

shotglasss: [waznmentobe.com image 600x506]


First of all, you're threadshiatting. Secondly, considering GWB set the record for most vacation time taken by any president, are you sure you want to go there?
 
2012-09-13 07:12:06 AM

Mrbogey: Agarista: I think the dubbing and promotion of the film are pretty much in line with a premeditated "fire" in a crowded cinema.

I see this sentiment a lot lately. I guess we may as well bury the first amendment. Now expressing controversial ideas is considered incitement to panic.

What next? People who are attacked for expressing their opinion about politics are asking for it?


The intention to cause harm and to incite violence is not protected speech.
 
2012-09-13 07:12:41 AM
John McCain is going full political derp on the Today show. Shameful.
 
2012-09-13 07:12:47 AM

randomjsa: You expected something else when you portray nothing but weakness?

Thanks Obama.

That groveling apology is looking increasingly foolish.


You mean the apology where he said we were going to track the people who did this down and make them pay, which is actually credible given his penchant for whacking terrorists with Hellfires even in countries where they were completely safe under GW? That apology?
 
2012-09-13 07:12:49 AM
We should pull out all embassies in these nations, cut off all aid, cease all charity organizations erfforts' there.
 
2012-09-13 07:13:11 AM

Bontesla: fusillade762: Why does the Islamic world seem to susceptible to trolling? Can we turn that to our advantage?

I've been raising the same questions in regards to teatards, Republicans, and Fox News viewers. Why don't we start manipulating their insanity to achieve goals we want.


Um I think that's already being done. Problem is, rich whitey plantation owners are at the wheel.
 
2012-09-13 07:13:26 AM

Kittypie070: phlatulence 2012-09-13 06:21:55 AM

Organs waiting to be harvested, drug testing? You got a whole bunch of subjects.

**SLAP**

They are fellow human beings, not commodities, you #$@&!
WHY THE HELL CAN'T YOU READ THE REST OF THE THREAD!?


Nope humans are supposed to be able to reason.... Unless they're
 
2012-09-13 07:13:32 AM

o5iiawah: Bit'O'Gristle: The President needs to release a statement such as this,

"I'm sad to report that our embassy in Yemen has been attacked in yet another vile example of mob violence. The United States will not tolerate attacks on its Sovereign territory and injury or death upon its citizens. We have no wish for violence and only want to peacefully co-exist with every other culture that is upon this planet. We as a nation have a deep respect for ALL religions, including Islam, and expect the same level of respect and treatment from all nations. But....be warned. Our tolerance for loss of American lives only goes so far, and we WILL defend ourselves, These senseless attacks upon our citizens must cease, or the circle of violence will only escalate to a level where it would be very hard to stop it from cascading to a full military action. Please use common sense and stand down, we have no wish to hurt anyone, but we will not stand by while our people and property are destroyed. God bless you, and God bless America.

Instead, it will be more like this:

"My fellow americans and citizens of the world. Today, I'd like to apologize for the following things: White privilege, Christianity, American exceptionalism, Pork, McDonalds, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and General Pershing, Facebook, Skirts, birth control, shopping, dancing, bicycles, music, Jews, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, QVC, The Philadelphia Eagles, Rosie O'Donnell, republicans and Glenn Beck. Please stop raiding our embassies. Thanks"


You only said 'pork' once.
 
2012-09-13 07:13:32 AM
well, peter king just condemed Obama for apologising to Libya. Called in to my local fox channel. 5wnyw home of the keep farking that chicken guy.
 
2012-09-13 07:13:52 AM
Yemen is a rough place and has been on the verge of civil war since the beginning of the Arab Spring. It was a sort-of democracy before that. And before that it was two countries and one conquered the other one.

I would expect the American embassy to be pretty heavily guarded. Hope so.

Also Yemen is a beautiful country with an amazing cultural heritage, and Yemen/Ethiopia is one of the world's oldest centers of civilization. The capital, Sana'a, is one of the world's most beautiful cities.

www.yemen.jp

GIS to see more.
 
2012-09-13 07:14:38 AM

Mrbogey: Agarista: I think the dubbing and promotion of the film are pretty much in line with a premeditated "fire" in a crowded cinema.

I see this sentiment a lot lately. I guess we may as well bury the first amendment. Now expressing controversial ideas is considered incitement to panic.

What next? People who are attacked for expressing their opinion about politics are asking for it?


Nah. I don't think anybody with any sense thinks that analogy applies. This "film" is an unfortunate embarrassment, but at this point it's pretty obvious that it is a convenient excuse for something that was planned in advance.
The question is - why now? Based on track record, if i were a member of AlQaeda, I would rather see a Republican in the White House than Obama. But it may have nothing to do with our elections. I personally think that part of the world is bayshiat crazy, and I don't really see much percentage in our hanging aroung there - but that's just me.
 
2012-09-13 07:16:22 AM

Cpl.D: I thought they equipped all US embassies with that active denial system. It really would've been helpful, here.


Yes, because angry peasants are never a match for high tech weapons systems, as the three month US actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showed.
 
2012-09-13 07:17:16 AM

jso2897: Based on track record, if i were a member of AlQaeda, I would rather see a Republican in the White House than Obama. But it may have nothing to do with our elections


I find it hard to believe that Al Qaeda gives much of a rat's ass whether a Democrat or Republican is sitting in that office. They hate us on a pretty basic level, and I doubt that means anything more than window dressing to them.
 
2012-09-13 07:17:34 AM

shotglasss: [waznmentobe.com image 600x506]


This joke about Obama golfing is an expression of Republican shame about the fact that Bush took so many vacations.

All very Freudian.
 
2012-09-13 07:17:58 AM

jaybeezey: somedude210: poe_zlaw: I wonder how many low-budget lame ass movies of been made about America and Christianity in the middle east How many embassies got stormed by peaceloving Americans in the United States?

I'm gonna assume none, since, you know, there's no proof that they exist.

This, however, was a deliberate attempt to show it to the Muslim world in order to piss them right the fark off.

/wouldn't at all be surprised if this traced back to Team Romney

Democrat truthers, how unoriginal.

So releasing something on YouTube is a deliberate attempt to push something on the arabs? If so, they are likely attacking to get dumb shiat Americans to knock it off with the Gotye copycat videos.


It's not that posting something on Youtube is a deliberate attempt to piss off Muslims (not Arabs. Two different things). It's the strange coincidences that came about involving the movie in the last week or so that looks like the posters were trying to start something. It also doesn't help that the creator of the video went into hiding before shiat hit the fan.

Does this mean that it's definitely a conspiracy? Nope. It could very well just be some idiot that wanted to post it on youtube, caption an arabic version and post it on youtube as well and send out a handful of "FW:FW:FW:FW:FW: LOOK AT THESE HEATHEN AMERICANS!1!!1!!!1!!!!" emails.
 
2012-09-13 07:19:17 AM
Somewhere in Kansas, Fred Phelps is rallying his family. He knows he's being out-Phelpsed by some punkass named Jones.
 
2012-09-13 07:19:18 AM

Agarista: Mrbogey: Agarista: I think the dubbing and promotion of the film are pretty much in line with a premeditated "fire" in a crowded cinema.

I see this sentiment a lot lately. I guess we may as well bury the first amendment. Now expressing controversial ideas is considered incitement to panic.

What next? People who are attacked for expressing their opinion about politics are asking for it?

The intention to cause harm and to incite violence is not protected speech.

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Excellent! So the next time you make fun of Christians I should kick you arse, and in turn you should then be arrested for inciting violence. Your kind of derp scares the hell out of me.
 
2012-09-13 07:19:20 AM
Hey, FL dipshait pastor! Way to put American lives in danger overseas because of your religious intolerance. Serious golf clap for you you farking fark! May you be raped by a camel.
 
2012-09-13 07:19:23 AM

orbister: Cpl.D: I thought they equipped all US embassies with that active denial system. It really would've been helpful, here.

Yes, because angry peasants are never a match for high tech weapons systems, as the three month US actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showed.


Two Marines with rifles could take care of that climbing-the-gate problem.
No will to fight? Poor leadership? What's the problem here?
 
2012-09-13 07:20:27 AM

Joe Six-Keg:

On a serious note, it makes a bit of sense, especially with the anniversary of 9/11 and the recent FRMing of their head guy in Yemen.


Field-replaceable module?
 
2012-09-13 07:20:29 AM

randomjsa: You expected something else when you portray nothing but weakness?

Thanks Obama.

That groveling apology is looking increasingly foolish.


For Chrissakes, give it a rest.
 
2012-09-13 07:20:44 AM

jso2897: The question is - why now?


Really? This started on 9/11.
In Cairo, the original protest (not the one by street kids now) was a bunch of Salafists chanting "We are Osama". And Ayman al Zawahari's (fuzzy on this, but I believe he was at some point akin to Osama's spiritual mentor) brother claimed to have had a role in organizing that protest.
 
2012-09-13 07:20:46 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: orbister: Cpl.D: I thought they equipped all US embassies with that active denial system. It really would've been helpful, here.

Yes, because angry peasants are never a match for high tech weapons systems, as the three month US actions in Afghanistan and Iraq showed.

Two Marines with rifles could take care of that climbing-the-gate problem.
No will to fight? Poor leadership? What's the problem here?


was that a dig at Obama or are you talking about the rioters having poor leadership?
 
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