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2013-02-01 10:07:30 AM

CipollinaFan: Israel is to the USA as North Korea is to China.

If you choose to support a controversial country be prepared to deal with the consequences.

Yea, except the US is prepared. Its response will be dozens of new drone strikes.So the consequence of terrorists dishing out consequences to the US means more random death and destruction in the Arab world and no change to our relationship with Israel./another cunning plan not thought all the way through...
 
2013-02-01 10:09:32 AM

Skarekrough: I want answers!  Why is John Kerry not in front of Congress explaining why we haven't equipped our embassy protecting troops with suicide bomb vests yet? Bomb free zones


FTFU
 
2013-02-01 10:09:46 AM
Smirking Republicans falling all over themselves to take advantage of this...
 
2013-02-01 10:11:28 AM
<i>Israel is to the USA as North Korea is to China.</i>

Yeah, because Israel is a totalitarian, intolerant, undemocratic state staving its people to death just like North Korean!

/the derp is deep in here today
 
2013-02-01 10:12:25 AM

Somacandra: born_yesterday: Since we oppose the secession and independence of the Kurdish population in northern Iraq (as well as the secession of neighboring Kurds in Turkey), they may be lumping us all together on this one.

That's what I was thinking--and that the US classifies the PKK as a terrorist organization. That doesn't help.


Personally, I'm skeptical of the Kurdish angle.  It could be some really extreme offshoot but generally Kurds like Americans.  While the US doesn't officially support the creation of Kurdistan, we've pushed pretty heavily for the Iraqi Kurds to have a fair measure autonomy, we biatch out the Turks for human rights violations, etc.  When I was in Turkey, I felt completely safe in the Kurd heavy parts.  Lots of stories about how some relative had moved to America and was doing great or how things were so much better for their relatives over in Iraq thanks to the fall of Saddam, etc.
 
2013-02-01 10:17:23 AM

Joe Blowme: Skarekrough: I want answers!  Why is John Kerry not in front of Congress explaining why we haven't equipped our embassy protecting troops with suicide bomb vests yet? Bomb free zones

FTFU


No, not fixed.

The only thing that stops a bag guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.  And were not talking about guns anymore.  We need to be equipping those Marines with suicide vests otherwise were going to be outgunned and sending them to their deaths needlessly.
 
2013-02-01 10:17:36 AM

KarmicDisaster: Smirking Republicans falling all over themselves to take advantage of this...


I just went over to Foxnews.com to see said smirking. There was none to be found, at least not about the bombing. Nor did I see any one positioning to take advantage of this incident.

You kind of come off as a smirking Democrat.
 
2013-02-01 10:17:49 AM
Drove by there once on the way to see a death metal band with a chick singer...
stupid terrorists...

/totally true
 
2013-02-01 10:19:22 AM

ha-ha-guy: Somacandra: born_yesterday: Since we oppose the secession and independence of the Kurdish population in northern Iraq (as well as the secession of neighboring Kurds in Turkey), they may be lumping us all together on this one.

That's what I was thinking--and that the US classifies the PKK as a terrorist organization. That doesn't help.

Personally, I'm skeptical of the Kurdish angle.  It could be some really extreme offshoot but generally Kurds like Americans.  While the US doesn't officially support the creation of Kurdistan, we've pushed pretty heavily for the Iraqi Kurds to have a fair measure autonomy, we biatch out the Turks for human rights violations, etc.  When I was in Turkey, I felt completely safe in the Kurd heavy parts.  Lots of stories about how some relative had moved to America and was doing great or how things were so much better for their relatives over in Iraq thanks to the fall of Saddam, etc.


Very true.
 
2013-02-01 10:21:47 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Feathers everywhere


Awesome
 
2013-02-01 10:29:10 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Feathers everywhere


9.4/10


/friggin Russian judge
 
2013-02-01 10:41:30 AM
Turkey-gate!
 
2013-02-01 10:41:42 AM

coco ebert: Bungles: coco ebert: Ugh, I've had my husban'ds visa processed there. Sad.


It is indeed truly a tragedy that they should target somewhere coco ebert's husband once had a visa processed.

No, see, this is how it works. When something awful happens in a place you've spent time in, or a city like Ankara, where I've spent a lot of time in, where my parents went to university, you feel this sort of... how should I put it... emotional response. Strange how that works, huh?



My responses are anger toward people who would send another human being to commit suicide, sadness for the innocents harmed by hatred, but not >>'s lust for the attractive first responder.
 
2013-02-01 10:41:45 AM

keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...


This is what Democrats actually think.
 
2013-02-01 10:44:08 AM

LL316: keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...

This is what Democrats actually think.


Care to bet totalfark on whether some talking hairdo on FauxNews of 'wing radio turns it into an excuse to call the administration incompetent, scandalous, or calls for war against our NATO ally before the weekend's out?
 
2013-02-01 10:45:42 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: LL316: keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...

This is what Democrats actually think.

Care to bet totalfark on whether some talking hairdo on FauxNews of

OR 'wing radio turns it into an excuse to call the administration incompetent, scandalous, or calls for war against our NATO ally before the weekend's out?

/dammit
 
2013-02-01 10:45:57 AM

s1ugg0: Joe Blowme: ModernPrimitive01: Republicans are solely responsible for this. They made Benghazi such a scandal that our enemies saw what was going on and decided to up the ante to further divide the country. At least it's nice to see the enemies of America getting along

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Full retard?  There is a lot of truth to it.  To the terrorists there is no democrats or republicans only targets.  Wouldn't you keep doing something if it got your enemies to start attacking each other?


Shouldn't they love democracy then?  That's the surest way to get 2 sides to hate each other.
 
2013-02-01 10:47:53 AM

pacochu: As God as my witness, I thought suicide bombers could fly...


I laughed, god help me I laughed.

//"The turks are hitting the ground like sacks of wet cement! Not since the Hindenburg tragedy has there been anything like this!" "
 
2013-02-01 10:48:49 AM
See this is why you thaw your turkey before deep frying it.
 
2013-02-01 10:50:19 AM

demaL-demaL-yeH: LL316: keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...

This is what Democrats actually think.

Care to bet totalfark on whether some talking hairdo on FauxNews of 'wing radio turns it into an excuse to call the administration incompetent, scandalous, or calls for war against our NATO ally before the weekend's out?


Is this just a yes/no bet, or can we pick an over/under on the number of them?

Any points for smug smirks from these assholes?
 
2013-02-01 10:54:06 AM

coco ebert: When something awful happens in a place you've spent time in, or a city like Ankara, where I've spent a lot of time in, where my parents went to university, you feel this sort of... how should I put it... emotional response.


Well, maybe if it's a place where awful shiat doesn't happen  all the time.   I was born in Camden, NJ and dropped out of college in Newark, NJ.  If I had an emotional response every time something awful happened in one of those cities, I'd be crying more than Ray Lewis and John Boehner put together.
 
2013-02-01 11:05:09 AM

cfletch13: HaywoodJablonski: Feathers everywhere

Epic Boobies in a historical thread. Congratulations, man.


Nice boobies.
 
2013-02-01 11:07:14 AM
mark12A Yeah, because Israel is a totalitarian, intolerant, undemocratic state staving its people to death just like North Korean!You're the only one who has made or implied this claim. Don't type out your own derp and then complain about it. SlothB77 "What difference, at this point, does it make?" who was responsible or why it was attacked or what the administration says caused the attack or what can we do to prevent another attack.You quote the first part, and then in the "paraphrased" part you claim that she says the opposite of what she actually said. Do you care that you act like a sociopath? No? Oh, it's probably because you're a farking sociopath.
 
2013-02-01 11:08:58 AM
You have to wonder about the suicide bomber thought process.  You must have thought about maximum damage when strapping those explosives on.  Would you really choose to end your life at the gate with one local guard present or turn around and go home, waiting for another opportunity?  I guess if you are enough of a brainwashed zealot you don't really think for yourself and might not even be the one doing the detonating.  Guess I've watched too much 24 and Homefront...
 
2013-02-01 11:14:04 AM

revman64: You have to wonder about the suicide bomber thought process.  You must have thought about maximum damage when strapping those explosives on.  Would you really choose to end your life at the gate with one local guard present or turn around and go home, waiting for another opportunity?


Those 72 virgins aren't going to sit around waiting forever,
 
2013-02-01 11:14:06 AM

revman64: You have to wonder about the suicide bomber thought process.  You must have thought about maximum damage when strapping those explosives on.  Would you really choose to end your life at the gate with one local guard present or turn around and go home, waiting for another opportunity?  I guess if you are enough of a brainwashed zealot you don't really think for yourself and might not even be the one doing the detonating.  Guess I've watched too much 24 and Homefront...


my guess is it became clear to him that he wasn't going to get inside, so rather than be arrested/interrogated/"indefinitely detained" he'd do at least some damage and hopefully get his swarm of virgins.
 
2013-02-01 11:27:04 AM

Reverend Monkeypants: Drove by there once on the way to see a death metal band with a chick singer...
stupid terrorists...

/totally true


KaraKedi ?
 
2013-02-01 11:39:00 AM

LL316: keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...

This is what Democrats actually think.


I'm not a Democrat...

You don't even get points for originality.
 
2013-02-01 11:43:20 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: revman64: You have to wonder about the suicide bomber thought process.  You must have thought about maximum damage when strapping those explosives on.  Would you really choose to end your life at the gate with one local guard present or turn around and go home, waiting for another opportunity?

Those 72 virgins aren't going to sit around waiting forever,


Um...so do they stay virgins after, well, you know, because of Heaven magic, or do you have to make them last as long as possible before moving on to the next one, like disposable razors?  Eternity is a long time.
 
2013-02-01 11:49:49 AM

born_yesterday: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: revman64: You have to wonder about the suicide bomber thought process.  You must have thought about maximum damage when strapping those explosives on.  Would you really choose to end your life at the gate with one local guard present or turn around and go home, waiting for another opportunity?

Those 72 virgins aren't going to sit around waiting forever,

Um...so do they stay virgins after, well, you know, because of Heaven magic, or do you have to make them last as long as possible before moving on to the next one, like disposable razors?  Eternity is a long time.


Good point because after awhile they just become 72 wives and who wants that?  Also, what's the female suicide bomber reward, 72 Chippendales dancers?
 
2013-02-01 11:55:51 AM
Sounds like the gate guard did his or her job well.

Condolences to his or her family and friends.
 
2013-02-01 12:24:49 PM

mark12A: <i>Israel is to the USA as North Korea is to China.</i>

Yeah, because Israel is a totalitarian, intolerant, undemocratic state staving its people to death just like North Korean!

/the derp is deep in here today


So Israel just has a better meal plan?
 
2013-02-01 12:33:33 PM

born_yesterday: demaL-demaL-yeH: LL316: keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...

This is what Democrats actually think.

Care to bet totalfark on whether some talking hairdo on FauxNews of 'wing radio turns it into an excuse to call the administration incompetent, scandalous, or calls for war against our NATO ally before the weekend's out?

Is this just a yes/no bet, or can we pick an over/under on the number of them?

Any points for smug smirks from these assholes?


It speaks volumes for the state of political discourse in this country, when a Democrat is in the White House and tragedy strikes,  that nobody will bet against Republicans being dicks ...

/and people instead ask for an over/under on the number of obvious acts of dickocity within a time frame.
 
2013-02-01 12:37:37 PM

Dougie AXP: But has Obama called it an "act of terror" or "terrorism" ?!

IT'S IMPORTANT PEOPLE!


Yes.  First thing that Jay Carney said.  ""The attack itself was clearly an act of terror," Jay Carney, White House spokesman, said in a briefing with reporters."
 
2013-02-01 12:40:09 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: How they got inside the turkey, I'll never know.



Terror-ducken.
 
2013-02-01 12:56:50 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: It speaks volumes for the state of political discourse in this country, when a Democrat is in the White House and tragedy strikes,  that nobody will bet against Republicans being dicks ...


And if the tables were turned, I'm sure there would be an equal amount of Democrats being dicks.
Welcome to the two party system, where politicians are generally dicks.

I'm just in the 'sh*t happens' camp. Obama, or anyone else can't stop crazies from strapping on a bomb and taking one for the crazy team. You can have the best intel in the world, but small terror cells operate under the radar. Hopefully you try and harden your defenses, and keep the damage and loss of lives to a minimum. Such as the case was here.
 
2013-02-01 01:03:27 PM

BillCo: Have they found the anti-Muslim video that sparked this bombing?  That's the first thing you have to due.  Next, wind up Susan Rice.


You missed the part where first you reduce funding on the security and then act bewildered and cry outrage when the embassies can't defend themselves.
 
2013-02-01 01:10:51 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: demaL-demaL-yeH: It speaks volumes for the state of political discourse in this country, when a Democrat is in the White House and tragedy strikes,  that nobody will bet against Republicans being dicks ...

And if the tables were turned, I'm sure there would be an equal amount of Democrats being dicks.
Welcome to the two party system, where politicians are generally dicks.


The situation was reverse, about a dozen times, throughout the 2000s.

I cannot recall any smirking leering Democrats, but I'd be interested if you could find reference to one.
 
2013-02-01 01:11:02 PM

keylock71: Republicans seen celebrating in the streets...


Democrats seen scouring You Tube
 
2013-02-01 01:21:00 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Sad story. But the medic is pretty hot.

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I hate to admit it, but this was the first thing I thought. She's badass!
 
2013-02-01 01:23:07 PM

eagles95: Rand Paul demanding John Kerry step down in 3.2.1


No, they want Kerry there.  It gives them a free senate seat (basically a 2 vote swing)
 
2013-02-01 01:23:55 PM

dbirchall: Any other Farkers on the ground in Turkey right now?  I'm 250 miles from Ankara with three other Americans in a room full of negotiators but we're not even shown on the list of participants, so we can lay low and pass ourselves off as Canadians as long as there's no checking of passports.


I have to know - how did you get into your position? I'm studying NGO conflict resolution, and want to take it into a field similar to the forest project, more into the food supply side. Good luck in Turkey - it's really an amazing country!
 
2013-02-01 01:26:39 PM

Skarekrough: serial_crusher: If the good guys were allowed to have suicide bomb vests this wouldn't have happened.

Now were talking!  Peak Retard here we come!!!!


I had a vision of mountain climbers going up Old Retard Peak...
 
2013-02-01 01:28:33 PM
It speaks volumes for the state of political discourse in this country, when a Democrat is in the White House and tragedy strikes,  that nobody will bet against Republicans being dicks ...
/and people instead ask for an over/under on the number of obvious acts of dickocity within a time frame.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: And if the tables were turned, I'm sure there would be an equal amount of Democrats being dicks.
Welcome to the two party system, where politicians are generally dicks.


Bungles: The situation was reverse, about a dozen times, throughout the 2000s.
I cannot recall any smirking leering Democrats, but I'd be interested if you could find reference to one.

Bungles: The situation was reverse, about a dozen times, throughout the 2000s.
I cannot recall any smirking leering Democrats, but I'd be interested if you could find reference to one.

Bungles: The situation was reverse, about a dozen times, throughout the 2000s.
I cannot recall any smirking leering Democrats, but I'd be interested if you could find reference to one.


/The proper response to a BSAB(SVR) from a Fark Independent(TM) bears repeating.
 
2013-02-01 01:33:17 PM

TIKIMAN87: DGS: TIKIMAN87: DGS: TIKIMAN87: Deeeeeeeeeeeeerp. I make stuff up, since it's a day ending in Y

FTFY.

Lol sucks you can't accept the truth.

If there's one thing you haven't a hint of a platform to stand on, it's talking about or accepting the truth. Now, continue your whirly-derp, I know better than to actually attempt to debate you on any points. I'll happily laugh, though. You're damn comical and I enjoy mocking you.

Hmm intersting. So when Clinton stated that the attack was originally cause by a youtube video.... seriously... how can the secretary of state be this stupid. Oh right, Obama picked her.


I just find it funny when Republicans try to call liberals stupid.  But, I guess it makes sense.  You are delusional in most other topics also.

stevenboof: jaybeezey: SilentStrider: Satanic_Hamster: The two dead are the suicide bomber and a Turkish guard.  No Republican will care.

They'll pretend to care if it'll make them look outraged.

From what i've seen in thread, no one cares about the dead.

Bombs kill so few people in a year, whereas cars and abortions kill so many more.  Why should we care about one guy killed when millions others don't even have the chance at life?


So you are advocating that we create a ban on abortions by use of car?
 
2013-02-01 01:37:39 PM

Skarekrough: Joe Blowme: Skarekrough: I want answers!  Why is John Kerry not in front of Congress explaining why we haven't equipped our embassy protecting troops with suicide bomb vests yet? Bomb free zones

FTFU

No, not fixed.

The only thing that stops a bag guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.  And were not talking about guns anymore.  We need to be equipping those Marines with suicide vests otherwise were going to be outgunned and sending them to their deaths needlessly.


You totally left out lack of bullets.  If the bad guy runs out of bullets a big stick can stop him fine.  Now if only we had a large population of genetically inferior individuals who constantly vote to harm the country I live in that could be used as bad guy bullet absorbers.  And yes, I am advocating for the majority of the (R) and the plague they represent to disappear.
 
2013-02-01 01:45:12 PM
Kazrath:
So you are advocating that we create a ban on carbortions? FTFY

/This would mean that the Gremlin, Corvair, K-cars, Vega, '74 and '84 Mustang, "new" Thunderbird, Pinto, Aztek, Yugo, Trabant, and  other vehicles from hell would have never existed.
 
2013-02-01 01:50:36 PM
FTA:  A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of theU.S. Embassy in theTurkish capital on Friday, killing himself and one other person, officials said.

Two dead? Since when do we count the bomber as an innocent casualty?
 
2013-02-01 02:09:18 PM
A ban on suicide bombers will fix the problem.
 
2013-02-01 02:40:24 PM

Zukipilot: A ban on suicide bombers will fix the problem.


Ummm, bombs are banned, hence bombings a rare, and not daily, occurrence.
 
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