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(Hot Air)   American Embassy's Security Leader killed in Yemen. No word on how Big Bird would have handled this differently   (hotair.com) divider line 93
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2012-10-11 11:17:19 AM
At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.
 
2012-10-11 11:23:59 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.


He wasn't an American.
 
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2012-10-11 11:26:23 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.


Especially if you don't want to pay for their security because you don't like their boss.


Link
 
2012-10-11 11:30:18 AM
Big Bird is too busy running Wall Street scams to worry about some Yemeni employee.
 
2012-10-11 11:32:03 AM
Did someone post a new video to youtube?
 
2012-10-11 11:34:11 AM

Jackson Herring: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.

He wasn't an American.


Details.
 
2012-10-11 11:34:30 AM
he might try to stop house republicans from gutting embassy security funding.
 
2012-10-11 11:41:03 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.


Right after we blame Obama for it.
 
2012-10-11 11:44:08 AM

Lando Lincoln: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.

Right after we blame Obama for it.


And we'll do that right after we vote to reduce funding for embassy security. Damn, it feels good to be a G(OP)angster!
 
2012-10-11 11:46:54 AM
It's all about perspective. For example:

More Americans died in one day in one minor Civil War battle that no one but historians, Civil War buffs and residents of Richmond VA remember than have died thus far in all of Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Or consider that pretty much no one remembers the worst tragedy in NYC prior to 9/11, even though a greater percentage of the city's population died then (1,300 out of 3,400,000, versus 3,000 out of 10,000,000).

Don't get me wrong: I think it's an excellent thing that we cherish each life so dearly, and I in no way want to return to a time where 1.5 million people die in a single battle. But at the same time, there are 300,000,000 of us, and death is inevitably at the end of life. There's no point in pretending otherwise. These things happen.
 
2012-10-11 11:47:17 AM

Lando Lincoln: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: At some point we're gonna realize as a nation that Americans can potentially actually die when stationed in dangerous countries.

Right after we blame Obama for it.


Well of course. Everything that happens in the world is his responsibility.

Unless it in any way makes him look good. Then he had nothing to do with it, and actually just failed at failing because he is a total failure that never even held a job and has teh dumb and socialism and furthermore.
 
2012-10-11 11:56:57 AM
This is just more evidence that these embassy attacks are planned terrorist attacks and not impromptu riots, which is the template the Admin was toting.

People are upset the Admin lied about the Libya attack.
 
2012-10-11 12:00:25 PM

whistleridge: Don't get me wrong: I think it's an excellent thing that we cherish each life so dearly, and I in no way want to return to a time where 1.5 million people die in a single battle. But at the same time, there are 300,000,000 of us, and death is inevitably at the end of life. There's no point in pretending otherwise. These things happen.


Well, in the US we've also come to feel that death is an abbreviation, not a normal part of life. It wasn't that long ago in the history of our national psyche that we were so amazing phobic of it.

Don't get me wrong, it's somewhat great that we're so removed from the natural "death comes without warning" way of the Universe in the US as a matter of course, but since most of us are also Christian, one has to believe that death is only a temporary parting anyway.

But, there it is.
 
2012-10-11 12:00:48 PM

SlothB77: This is just more evidence that these embassy attacks are planned terrorist attacks and not impromptu riots, which is the template the Admin was toting.

People are upset the Admin lied about the Libya attack.



If the admin knew everything about the attacks from the begining you'd be claiming they knew it was coming and did nothing.  They didn't know everything about the attacks until about a week after so you're claiming they lied about not knowing.
 
2012-10-11 12:04:02 PM

whistleridge: Don't get me wrong: I think it's an excellent thing that we cherish each life so dearly, and I in no way want to return to a time where 1.5 million people die in a single battle. But at the same time, there are 300,000,000 of us, and death is inevitably at the end of life. There's no point in pretending otherwise. These things happen.


"A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths, a statistic." Josef Stalin
 
2012-10-11 12:04:28 PM

SlothB77: People are upset the Admin lied about the Libya attack.


Fox News-watching people are.
 
2012-10-11 12:05:05 PM

SlothB77: This is just more evidence that these embassy attacks are planned terrorist attacks and not impromptu riots, which is the template the Admin was toting.

People are upset the Admin lied about the Libya attack.


Yes, how horrible that they did not reveal every detail that they knew about the attacks and didn't declare it to be a terrorist attack *immediately*, without first gathering all the evidence they could. I realize that "make a conclusion and gather information later" is a favorite Conservative mindset, but until you *know* that it is not what it seems at first glance, you don't go out and give a press release on your gut feeling.

The only ones pushing the "the administration lied" are Romney stooges.
 
2012-10-11 12:08:58 PM

James!: If the admin knew everything about the attacks from the begining you'd be claiming they knew it was coming and did nothing.


I'll make that claim. The current president of Libya even said they were warned of an impending attack. Exactly when, maybe they didn't have those details. But they were warned.

Do you think the GOP congresscritters that voted to cut embassy security funding were aware of those warnings of impending attacks on the embassies? That definitely makes a difference.
 
2012-10-11 12:09:30 PM
Why is a Hot Air link being posted to main and not the politics tab? The entire article is a partisan hit-piece and doesn't really contain any actual "news."

/FIRE THE FARKIN FREEPMIN
 
2012-10-11 12:12:14 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: SlothB77: This is just more evidence that these embassy attacks are planned terrorist attacks and not impromptu riots, which is the template the Admin was toting.

People are upset the Admin lied about the Libya attack.

Yes, how horrible that they did not reveal every detail that they knew about the attacks and didn't declare it to be a terrorist attack *immediately*, without first gathering all the evidence they could. I realize that "make a conclusion and gather information later" is a favorite Conservative mindset, but until you *know* that it is not what it seems at first glance, you don't go out and give a press release on your gut feeling.

The only ones pushing the "the administration lied" are Romney stooges.


The Obama admin immediately went with 'youtube video riots'. It's not like they said 'we don't know, we are investigating.' Almost immediately they gave a 'press release [with their] gut feeling'.
 
2012-10-11 12:13:14 PM

SlothB77: James!: If the admin knew everything about the attacks from the begining you'd be claiming they knew it was coming and did nothing.

I'll make that claim. The current president of Libya even said they were warned of an impending attack. Exactly when, maybe they didn't have those details. But they were warned.

Do you think the GOP congresscritters that voted to cut embassy security funding were aware of those warnings of impending attacks on the embassies? That definitely makes a difference.



No, I don't think they were.  Do you think the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack as it happened?
 
2012-10-11 12:24:19 PM

James!: No, I don't think they were.  Do you think the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack as it happened?


Within 24 hours after the attack, the Obama Admin labeled it a terrorist attack - internally, while simulataneously they labeled it a riot in response to the film publicly.
 
2012-10-11 12:39:57 PM

SlothB77: James!: No, I don't think they were.  Do you think the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack as it happened?

Within 24 hours after the attack, the Obama Admin labeled it a terrorist attack - internally, while simulataneously they labeled it a riot in response to the film publicly.



That's a lot of unnamed sources. 
 
2012-10-11 12:46:02 PM

SlothB77: James!: No, I don't think they were.  Do you think the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack as it happened?

Within 24 hours after the attack, the Obama Admin labeled it a terrorist attack - internally, while simulataneously they labeled it a riot in response to the film publicly.



I'd say this is the problem with the Admin's narrative.  In fact, as late as the UN address (which was pretty good by the way) Obama was still hinting that it was video related, and in no way said it was terrorism or a hit, even while talking in detail about Amb. Stevens.
 
I think it is pretty clear the White House was hiding something, or really just had no clue for days after, or made a calculated move to not seperate the Libya assasination from the Egypt, et al, video riots.  Maybe for good reasons.  But to deny they were doing it is really facetious.
 
2012-10-11 12:51:36 PM

SlothB77: The Obama admin immediately went with 'youtube video riots'. It's not like they said 'we don't know, we are investigating.' Almost immediately they gave a 'press release [with their] gut feeling'.


As would I have, because once you declare something to be an organized terrorist attack, it's a whole new ball game.

Were I President, I'd be extremely careful when declaring something to be terrorism related, so I have no problem with this.

But labeling it as a "lie" is simply partisan hackery. Micky Mouse shiat.
 
2012-10-11 01:00:23 PM
I'm sure it's all smiles and high fives at the Romney campaign.
 
2012-10-11 01:13:58 PM

Aarontology: I'm sure it's all smiles and high fives at the Romney campaign.



If I were them, I'd be thinking about how this sort of thing, and a new recession are going to have to be explained to the people when he's president.  Cuz, I don't see either changing much in the near future.
 
2012-10-11 01:18:16 PM

I_C_Weener: Aarontology: I'm sure it's all smiles and high fives at the Romney campaign.


If I were them, I'd be thinking about how this sort of thing, and a new recession are going to have to be explained to the people when he's president.  Cuz, I don't see either changing much in the near future.


The problem is that he's going to have to actually stick with a single explanation. Something which we all know Romney has a difficult time in doing.
 
2012-10-11 01:30:10 PM

I_C_Weener: Aarontology: I'm sure it's all smiles and high fives at the Romney campaign.


If I were them, I'd be thinking about how this sort of thing, and a new recession are going to have to be explained to the people when he's president.  Cuz, I don't see either changing much in the near future.


New recession? Is that like the double dip we were supposed to have? Or maybe the commercial real estate crash that was going to be ten times worse than the housing crash? Or all of the other sky is falling bullshiat that hacks like you have pushing since Obama took office.

You're farking pitiful.

I'm sorry that things are way better now than they were four year ago. Really.
 
2012-10-11 02:24:48 PM
Foxnews can now report on this as some big conspiracy for the next month, well unless their guy gets elected then it all goes away.
 
2012-10-11 02:25:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-11 02:27:16 PM

Tor_Eckman: You're farking pitiful.



You don't know me!!!!  You don't know me!!!  I'm stupendously pitiful.
 
You, however, have anger issues.  Good luck with that.
 
2012-10-11 02:27:35 PM
James!: If the admin knew everything about the attacks from the begining you'd be claiming they knew it was coming and did nothing. They didn't know everything about the attacks until about a week after so you're claiming they lied about not knowing.

If Obama would surrender the plans for his time machine we could have prevented the administration from not knowing.
 
2012-10-11 02:27:51 PM
ct.fra.bz
 
2012-10-11 02:29:08 PM
He would have sent in his crew... Duh.

www.dirtybutton.com
 
2012-10-11 02:30:27 PM
It's high time that America realize what we effectively have become (emperor of the world) and start enforcing our rule and benefitting from it. The misgotten belief that we can somehow rule while still being everyone's friend isn't going to end well, nor will we be able to we suddenly decide to stop ruling and befriend everyone again (ignoring that our society is going to need a healthy stream of oil for at a minimum the next quarter century).
 
2012-10-11 02:33:00 PM

I_C_Weener: SlothB77: James!: No, I don't think they were.  Do you think the administration knew it was a planned terrorist attack as it happened?

Within 24 hours after the attack, the Obama Admin labeled it a terrorist attack - internally, while simulataneously they labeled it a riot in response to the film publicly.


I'd say this is the problem with the Admin's narrative.  In fact, as late as the UN address (which was pretty good by the way) Obama was still hinting that it was video related, and in no way said it was terrorism or a hit, even while talking in detail about Amb. Stevens.
 
I think it is pretty clear the White House was hiding something, or really just had no clue for days after, or made a calculated move to not seperate the Libya assasination from the Egypt, et al, video riots.  Maybe for good reasons.  But to deny they were doing it is really facetious.


It was a lie that the White House and State told at the behest of the CIA. To admit it is to admit that the CIA has activities on the ground in Benghazi important enough to make the White House and the State Dept tell a transparent lie for a week.
 
2012-10-11 02:33:16 PM
ZOMFG! WTF is going on!? Nobody ever got killed before Obama was president. I can't wait for November!
 
2012-10-11 02:37:37 PM
Tor_Eckman
I'm sorry that things are way better now than they were four year ago. Really.

besides not being related to the F'ing thread
this is what you honestly believe?
There's no need to answer, I already know what you will say.

predictable worshipping zealots are predictable
 
2012-10-11 02:37:54 PM

whistleridge: It's all about perspective. For example:

More Americans died in one day in one minor Civil War battle that no one but historians, Civil War buffs and residents of Richmond VA remember than have died thus far in all of Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Or consider that pretty much no one remembers the worst tragedy in NYC prior to 9/11, even though a greater percentage of the city's population died then (1,300 out of 3,400,000, versus 3,000 out of 10,000,000).

Don't get me wrong: I think it's an excellent thing that we cherish each life so dearly, and I in no way want to return to a time where 1.5 million people die in a single battle. But at the same time, there are 300,000,000 of us, and death is inevitably at the end of life. There's no point in pretending otherwise. These things happen.


Without looking at the link...Malvern Tavern. Union general Porter teaches the Army of Northern Virgina that charging cannons can be hazardous to your health.

You'd think after that pasting that Pickett's Charge would never happen. Some people never learn.
 
2012-10-11 02:38:38 PM
Medea Benjamin of Code Pink recently gave a presentation wherein she stated that many Yemenis' cite drone strikes as a major prompter for violent protests in Yemen. I deeply, deeply disapprove of drone strikes. I believe that the CIA, in particular, should be stripped of all access to drones.

However, I will still vote for Obama because he is significantly less insane than Willard "Ground War with Iran Now" Romney. You Republicans drum up and nominate a genuine peace candidate and I will rejoin your ranks.
 
2012-10-11 02:38:52 PM
Clearly, we as a nation are in mourning, as can be seen by...


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-10-11 02:39:48 PM
i personally think Al Q is trying to precipitate regime change in the U.S. The current regime targets Al Q individually and pretty effectively. The opposition promises to ratchet things up, meaning more jobs for guys who sell and use guns.
 
2012-10-11 02:41:16 PM

natas6.0: There's no need to answer, I already know what you will say.

predictable worshipping zealots are predictable


I'm not the only one who found the juxtaposition of these two sentences hilarious, right?
 
2012-10-11 02:41:50 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-11 02:44:24 PM
Things are going to hell today with this whiny liberal crap. Why in my day we would have already invaded Iraq again by now.

We seriously need to re evaluate our choice of allies in the middle east. Yemen and Saudi Arabia are a couple of the most vile countries in the world.
 
2012-10-11 02:45:27 PM

SlothB77: This is just more evidence that these embassy attacks are planned terrorist attacks and not impromptu riots, which is the template the Admin was toting.

People are upset the Admin lied about the Libya attack.


Yeah, nothing like outting an intelligence agent, or making up some imaginary WMDs.
 
2012-10-11 02:47:11 PM

pete1729: i personally think Al Q is trying to precipitate regime change in the U.S. The current regime targets Al Q individually and pretty effectively. The opposition promises to ratchet things up, meaning more jobs for guys who sell and use guns.


I bet they are sick and tired of us being competent at killing their asses. I'm sure romney would bring back the bungling bozos that made us look retarded and made our soldiers so easy to kill under bush.
 
2012-10-11 02:47:58 PM

hitlersbrain: Things are going to hell today with this whiny liberal crap. Why in my day we would have already invaded Iraq again by now.

We seriously need to re evaluate our choice of allies in the middle east. Yemen and Saudi Arabia are a couple of the most vile countries in the world.


Support research into alternative energy...by that I mean fusion power plants. We're a breakthrough away from telling that entire region to kiss our ass and eat sand forever.
 
2012-10-11 02:48:16 PM
I posted in another thread regarding my disdain for government secrecy. I feel that government secrets, secret missions, secret meddling in the affairs of other nations jeopardizes our security, our democracy, and peace. I am glad to see that there are others on this thread who feel that honesty and transparency are the best course for our nation. I am heartened to know that others here, like me, believe that people like Bradley Manning, whether they be Democrats, Republicans, or Independents, should be rewarded for their whistle-blowing services rather than incarcerated.
 
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