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(NBC News)   "There's no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders," said Barack Obama right before authorizing drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen   (usnews.nbcnews.com ) divider line
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2012-11-19 04:48:16 PM  
Usually, the drones are inside the border of the country where the middle is launched so the statement is mostly valid.
 
2012-11-19 04:49:51 PM  
Missle --- Damn you Auto Correct!
 
2012-11-19 04:52:24 PM  
This doesn't end well.
 
2012-11-19 04:56:37 PM  

Steve Zodiac: Missle --- Damn you Auto Correct!


Missile.

But he should have said "now watch this drive", before firing a missile at a Taliban soldier or something.
 
2012-11-19 05:25:21 PM  
Sometimes you have no choice but to tolerate it.

Like Palestine.

Don't really care who did what first, my impression will always be a Palestinian bringing a rock to a tank fight.
 
2012-11-19 05:37:55 PM  

PreMortem: Sometimes you have no choice but to tolerate it.

Like Palestine.

Don't really care who did what first, my impression will always be a Palestinian bringing a rock to a tank fight.


But the tank wants their home and is coming to take it, so we blame them for throwing their rock back.
 
2012-11-19 05:47:09 PM  
Except those countries cooperate somewhat and share intelligence, and allow us to use drones within their borders.
 
2012-11-19 08:19:40 PM  
Ok Fark Independents, I'll give you this one.
 
2012-11-19 08:22:06 PM  

violentsalvation: Except those countries cooperate somewhat and share intelligence, and allow us to use drones within their borders.


This.

But a great headline nonetheless. The intricacies of foreign/military policy really isn't served well by sound bites.


But then, policies based on politics vice right versus wrong are hard to explain under any conditions.
 
2012-11-19 08:25:21 PM  
Three weeks ago: A vote for Jill Stein is a vote for Mitt Romney and letting Israel do whatever the fark they want
 
2012-11-19 08:25:34 PM  
So does that hold true if Isreal bombs Iran?
 
2012-11-19 08:26:07 PM  
pbs.twimg.com
 
2012-11-19 08:31:06 PM  
We're still annoyed about those airliners used as missiles, in case you got bored and wandered off to something new.
 
2012-11-19 08:31:59 PM  
Obama is really screwing this up isn't he. Somehow, I'm sure he is. Fox News will have an angle on this by tomorrow.

I'll help. Obama is making the situation in Israel worse by ________ when he should be ________. We report, you decide.
 
2012-11-19 08:34:59 PM  

coco ebert: [pbs.twimg.com image 436x324]


When you poke the bear with a stick, he isn't going to just poke you back.
 
2012-11-19 08:37:53 PM  
Obama has been specifically targeting citizens?

Man that guy is cold...
 
2012-11-19 08:39:01 PM  

mrshowrules: Obama is really screwing this up isn't he. Somehow, I'm sure he is. Fox News will have an angle on this by tomorrow.

I'll help. Some are saying that Obama is making the situation in Israel worse by ________ when he should be ________. We report, you decide.


Plausible denial of bias.
 
2012-11-19 08:44:09 PM  

Steve Zodiac: Usually, the drones are inside the border of the country where the middle is launched so the statement is mostly valid.


You know, sometimes I wish we could launch the middle of the country.
 
2012-11-19 08:57:00 PM  

edmo: We're still annoyed about those airliners used as missiles, in case you got bored and wandered off to something new.


That has what to do with what?
 
2012-11-19 09:23:47 PM  

BigSnatch: Obama has been specifically targeting citizens?

Man that guy is cold...


It's the Chicago way.
 
2012-11-19 09:33:22 PM  

Mentat: Ok Fark Independents, I'll give you this one.


It's a fair Fark headline.

/not subby.
 
2012-11-19 09:36:32 PM  
Yeah but Pakistan and Yemen deserve it.
 
2012-11-19 09:43:29 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Yeah but Pakistan and Yemen deserve it.


Yeah man, totally agree with ya
 
2012-11-19 09:46:44 PM  

Codenamechaz: Steve Zodiac: Usually, the drones are inside the border of the country where the middle is launched so the statement is mostly valid.

You know, sometimes I wish we could launch the middle of the country.


I know! Stop making fun of the secession movement and ask where you can send a donation!!

/not say you have made fun of it
// just taking to chance to make the statement.
 
2012-11-19 09:54:58 PM  

mrshowrules: Obama is really screwing this up isn't he. Somehow, I'm sure he is. Fox News will have an angle on this by tomorrow.

I'll help. Obama is making the situation in Israel worse by ________ when he should be ________. We report, you decide.


I'm sure this somehow involves Samantha Rice. Or is it Jill Petreaus? Who are we mad at this week?
 
2012-11-19 09:58:03 PM  

coco ebert: [pbs.twimg.com image 436x324]


Ugh.
 
2012-11-19 10:12:49 PM  
I know it's a Fark headline, but it's still dumb because the comparison is completely invalid. For a truly great headline, you need to have an actual comparison.

Muslims were attacking Jews before Obama was president, and muslims will still be attacking Jews when Obama is no longer president. It's what these 21st century muslim Nazis do. The world should give them the same treatment that the 20th century nazis got.
 
2012-11-19 10:40:31 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: mrshowrules: Obama is really screwing this up isn't he. Somehow, I'm sure he is. Fox News will have an angle on this by tomorrow.

I'll help. Some are saying that Obama is making the situation in Israel worse by ________ when he should be ________. We report, you decide.

Plausible denial of bias.


That's the formula. Just have Hannity or O'Reilly make the claiming during the entertainment portion and then follow-up with the "some are saying" in the fake-news portion later.
 
2012-11-19 11:13:45 PM  
And people accused Obama of not believing in American exceptionalism.
 
2012-11-19 11:19:24 PM  

MeinRS6: I know it's a Fark headline, but it's still dumb because the comparison is completely invalid. For a truly great headline, you need to have an actual comparison.

Muslims were attacking Jews before Obama was president, and muslims will still be attacking Jews when Obama is no longer president. It's what these 21st century muslim Nazis do. The world should give them the same treatment that the 20th century nazis got.


What would Muslims want with the Sudetenland?
 
2012-11-19 11:23:08 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: I know it's a Fark headline, but it's still dumb because the comparison is completely invalid. For a truly great headline, you need to have an actual comparison.

Muslims were attacking Jews before Obama was president, and muslims will still be attacking Jews when Obama is no longer president. It's what these 21st century muslim Nazis do. The world should give them the same treatment that the 20th century nazis got.

What would Muslims want with the Sudetenland?


I think he meant Austria.
 
2012-11-19 11:28:24 PM  

Mentat: Lionel Mandrake: MeinRS6: I know it's a Fark headline, but it's still dumb because the comparison is completely invalid. For a truly great headline, you need to have an actual comparison.

Muslims were attacking Jews before Obama was president, and muslims will still be attacking Jews when Obama is no longer president. It's what these 21st century muslim Nazis do. The world should give them the same treatment that the 20th century nazis got.

What would Muslims want with the Sudetenland?

I think he meant Austria.


Where Crocodile Dundee came from? Oh man, I thought they were nice people

/throw another shrimp on the barbie
 
2012-11-19 11:43:51 PM  

Mentat: Ok Fark Independents, I'll give you this one.


Yup. It's actually even STUPIDER than Chimpy McFlightsuit complaining about the invasion of Georgia.
 
2012-11-19 11:44:21 PM  
I turned on the TV not to long ago to see what Fox thought about this. Hannity was on and the talking head he was with compared the rise of Hitler to Obama in about the first thirty seconds. That pretty much filled my Fox reserve the the year.
 
2012-11-19 11:46:04 PM  
Speaking of this conflict--anyone know who's right?

/herpa
 
2012-11-19 11:46:17 PM  
Yeah, no country tolerates it, not every country can *do* something about it.

[insert some immature pun about Obama giving Israel [iron] dome.]
 
2012-11-19 11:47:59 PM  

BigSnatch: Obama has been specifically targeting citizens?


When you know a consequence of war is collateral damage, that's a mostly empty distinction. The same distinction a drunk driver would make: didn't mean to.
 
2012-11-19 11:49:05 PM  

MeinRS6: I know it's a Fark headline, but it's still dumb because the comparison is completely invalid. For a truly great headline, you need to have an actual comparison.

Muslims were attacking Jews before Obama was president, and muslims will still be attacking Jews when Obama is no longer president. It's what these 21st century muslim Nazis do. The world should give them the same treatment that the 20th century nazis got.


I live with my mom Godwin
 
2012-11-19 11:49:05 PM  
ah yes.... liberal hypocrisy at its finest
 
2012-11-19 11:50:43 PM  
www.filmbuffonline.com
 
2012-11-19 11:51:33 PM  

violentsalvation: Except those countries cooperate somewhat and share intelligence, and allow us to use drones within their borders.


Also, we're paying them a good chunk of change to let us do it.
 
2012-11-19 11:51:43 PM  

mrshowrules: coco ebert: [pbs.twimg.com image 436x324]

When you poke the bear with a stick, he isn't going to just poke you back.


But there comes a point when you're just picking on a retarded kid.

If Monday through Thursday the retarded kid walks up to me and punches me in the shoulder and I punch him in the nose back, it's a bit over the top if I beat him with a baseball bat on Friday.
 
2012-11-19 11:51:53 PM  
p2.la-img.com

We will let the americans listen to their rock and roll, while we conduct missile drills and lay off their largest city
 
2012-11-19 11:52:26 PM  
The beauty of drone strikes is that they create more terrorists than they kill. All to justify inflating our already spectacularly bloated military, security, espionage, and surveillance budgets.

Genius, that's what it is.
 
2012-11-19 11:53:59 PM  
Those aren't missiles! They're peace batons lovingly dropped by unmanned democracy gliders!
 
2012-11-19 11:54:51 PM  
Fark Libtards sure love themselves some backward terrorist-loving people. We have Israel, where they have the largest amount of Nobel Prize winners per capita in the world and who is a beacon of democracy within the Middle East, and then you have the Palestinians: a people who teach their children to hate America and Jews from birth, treat homosexuality with a death sentence, and hold women just above cockroaches in their hierarchy. Yet it's Israel that gets 99% of your scorn.
 
2012-11-19 11:56:40 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: The beauty of drone strikes is that they create more terrorists than they kill. All to justify inflating our already spectacularly bloated military, security, espionage, and surveillance budgets.

Genius, that's what it is.


the beauty of terrorists is that they create more drones than they kill

thinkprogress.org
 
2012-11-19 11:56:41 PM  

Lsherm: Mentat: Ok Fark Independents, I'll give you this one.

It's a fair Fark headline.


Agreed. I'm an Obama supporter, for the most part, and even I did a mental "Oh SNAP!" at the headline.
 
2012-11-19 11:56:52 PM  

vegasj: ah yes.... liberal hypocrisy at its finest


That hypocrisy works both ways, though. Can you agree with what Obama said here? I can and do. That "haha libtards, Hopey McChangey is acting like a republican" stance makes people on the right look pretty damn silly.
 
2012-11-19 11:59:22 PM  
Until any of you have won a Nobel Peace Prize, you have no right to judge President Obama's stance on this issue.
 
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