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(Telegraph)   Is al Qaeda setting forest fires in Europe?   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 21
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2012-10-05 12:32:55 AM
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Honestly, if you bother to understand what it is that terrorist organizations are trying to do, what they're attempting to achieve, the base they're playing to, who they're attempting to influence--you would realize they have NOTHING to gain by setting wildfires in random areas. Terrorist groups have no real desire to, nor can they, inflict serious economic damage on a large scale to major nations. And even if they could, forest fires aren't the way to do it.

Terrorist groups that want to become major players have a strategy, honed by Mao and to a lesser extent the Viet Minh: first create a solid base among your target nation, then establish a shadow government among the base, then destabilize the local government in the target nation(the place where most insurgencies collapse), THEN destabilize the national government. Almost nobody ever gets beyond step three, for obvious reasons. Setting big fires in a region, unless that area is solely dependent on timber exports, isn't going to do much more than annoy the local residents and probably kill your base.

Just another example of the local politicians trying to use terrorists as a means to tighten their own grip on the populace, I'd imagine.
2012-10-04 06:48:47 PM
2 votes:

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Now there you go, Al Qaeda, using your head finally. There are so many cheap, easy ways to cause havoc. You don't even need to kill anyone. Set a few fires, cut down a few electrical towers, and the rest will take care of itself.


I've been wondering about this sort of thing for a while. If one were going to spread "terror" there are a lot of cheaper and easier ways to do so besides stealing planes and crashing them into buildings. Sure, that sends a big message, but then so does ... a bunch of stuff I just erased because the last thing I need to do is sit here giving assholes new ideas.
2012-10-04 05:49:32 PM
2 votes:
They'd better pray to be burned to death rather than be caught with the match in their hands in Russia. Also, I would guess Mr. Putin won't stop with the guy holding the match. He's going to get medieval on their whole family.

Bad idea guys. Really, really bad idea.
2012-10-04 05:30:54 PM
2 votes:
Okay, now these farkers need to be purged. Leave nature out of it, you barbaric godfarks
2012-10-05 02:26:41 PM
1 votes:
Al Qaeda stole one of my argyle socks. Now my left foot is cold and dirty.
2012-10-05 12:50:29 PM
1 votes:
I was wondering who has been turning the refrigerator to the coldest setting causing my leafy greens to get freezer burn.
2012-10-05 10:08:07 AM
1 votes:
Setting forest fires? Just goes to prove that the number of died-in-the-wool terrarists that 'hate us for our freedom" and are willing to act on their beliefs is vanishingly small. Otherwise how to explain the absence of so many extremely easy to do yet difficult to catch acts like this, at least in the US? I am sure almost all of us can think of ways we could off a few dozen or few hundred people without much effort (I won't go into details) and yet that has not happened. And it ain't because of our superior anti-terrorism efforts, which in most instances consists of entrapping some near-retarded mooslim wannabe into putting their mitts on what they think are explosives.
2012-10-05 09:34:41 AM
1 votes:
Europe still has forests? I thought it would be wall-to-wall farms and villages and commons and whatnot by now.
2012-10-05 07:55:43 AM
1 votes:
So the CIA backed Al Qaeda needs more attention. Stay afraid.
2012-10-05 03:11:18 AM
1 votes:
Al Qaeda cancelled Firefly.
2012-10-05 02:47:24 AM
1 votes:
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2012-10-05 02:04:11 AM
1 votes:
Those f*ckers! Let's go burn their desert to the ground!
2012-10-05 01:04:59 AM
1 votes:
Al Qaeda caused the terrible traffic on my way to work this morning
2012-10-05 12:46:40 AM
1 votes:

JesusJuice: flucto: They'd better pray to be burned to death rather than be caught with the match in their hands in Russia. Also, I would guess Mr. Putin won't stop with the guy holding the match. He's going to get medieval on their whole family.

Bad idea guys. Really, really bad idea.

If we were really serious about ending terror, this is the strategy we'd pursue. Mohammed would think twice if he knew that after he blew himself up we were going to find and kill his entire family.


I mean, if we lived in a different age, we'd carpetbomb every city, village and shack in Afghanistan and Iraq, randomly execute 10% of their men, humiliate their leaders, and sell the terrorists' families into bondage to ensure that our enemies knew we were superserial. But we don't live in that world. That world was struck a deathblow in World War II and perished in Nam.
2012-10-05 12:42:24 AM
1 votes:

flucto: They'd better pray to be burned to death rather than be caught with the match in their hands in Russia. Also, I would guess Mr. Putin won't stop with the guy holding the match. He's going to get medieval on their whole family.

Bad idea guys. Really, really bad idea.


If we were really serious about ending terror, this is the strategy we'd pursue. Mohammed would think twice if he knew that after he blew himself up we were going to find and kill his entire family.
2012-10-05 12:41:44 AM
1 votes:
In linking al-Qaeda to the deadly wildfires, Mr Bortnikov pointed to calls to launch a "forest jihad" by various extremist websites which he said also publish detailed instructions about how and where to best carry out arson.

I loved Forest Jihad in "F Troop".
2012-10-05 12:39:09 AM
1 votes:
al Qaeda spoiled my milk this morning. Had to throw it out. :(
2012-10-05 12:34:50 AM
1 votes:
We need to start the War on Fire and invade Europe immediately.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-04 09:50:05 PM
1 votes:
Has Europe, like America, suppressed natural forest fires over wide areas? Could Al Qaeda be doing the ecology a favor by restoring fire to its natural place?
2012-10-04 06:36:15 PM
1 votes:
al Queda stole the hand towel out of my kitchen.
2012-10-04 05:23:54 PM
1 votes:
some people just want to see the world burn
 
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