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(Washington Post)   Somalia executes 13 people by firing squad. Wait...make that 14   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 86
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2013-05-01 08:18:13 AM
"Guys, should we really be standing in a circle?"
 
2013-05-01 08:48:53 AM
own goal?
 
2013-05-01 08:57:32 AM
snappedshot.com
 
2013-05-01 09:18:53 AM
So are they going to execute the guy who executed the wrong guy?
 
2013-05-01 09:30:13 AM

DON.MAC: [snappedshot.com image 528x351]


I'm going to guess the guy with the RPG is not a college graduate.
 
2013-05-01 09:37:45 AM
Republican paradise.
 
2013-05-01 09:39:38 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Republican paradise.


No taxes, total 2nd amendment rights, AND capital punishment.
 
2013-05-01 09:40:20 AM
Well, 13 is unlucky.
 
2013-05-01 09:40:58 AM
"Guys - guys - I'm just about done tying this blindfold - after that you can fire."

"Fire?"

"FIRE!"
 
2013-05-01 09:43:25 AM

bdub77: DON.MAC: [snappedshot.com image 528x351]

I'm going to guess the guy with the RPG is not a college graduate.


Actually, they're pretty safe.  No one is in the back blast zone which would definitely injure and possibly kill.  They are so close that the RPG would just hit the boat or a person, falling to the ground while everyone had time to run away.  The RPG doesn't arm until several meters out, that's why weapons like that have minimal effective range because they need time to arm.

Think about the scene in Predator when Arnold fired that 40mm grenade into the guys gut, no explosion.  Because the round didn't have time to arm yet.
 
2013-05-01 09:43:40 AM
FTA:  "Puntland, in northern Somalia, has escaped the decades of conflict seen in the country's south and central regions. But Puntland has seen attacks and assassinations against government officials."

Some apologist for Muslim extremists was posting here just the other day about how Puntland was safe...

not so much, I gather.
 
2013-05-01 09:43:53 AM
"That was Steve's fault.  He's new."
 
2013-05-01 09:44:27 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
The young girl in question.
 
2013-05-01 09:44:40 AM
Friendly firing squad?
 
2013-05-01 09:45:03 AM

Citrate1007: AverageAmericanGuy: Republican paradise.

No taxes, total 2nd amendment rights, AND capital punishment.


Not to mention the complete absence of any form of secularism and routine condemnation of homosexuality as an abomination.
 
2013-05-01 09:46:24 AM
AP writes crappy stories like this?

Where they even mirandized
Who was their court appointed attorney
How long were the hearings

What kind of childhood did they endure
Did their mother really love them
Did they ever meet their sperm donor
It doesn't say what their last meal was
 
2013-05-01 09:46:24 AM
"...the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman."

Dafuq does that matter?
 
2013-05-01 09:48:18 AM

EZ Writer: "...the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman."

Dafuq does that matter?


equal opportunity killers, why discriminate
 
2013-05-01 09:49:31 AM

FullMetalPanda: bdub77: DON.MAC: [snappedshot.com image 528x351]

I'm going to guess the guy with the RPG is not a college graduate.

Actually, they're pretty safe.  No one is in the back blast zone which would definitely injure and possibly kill.  They are so close that the RPG would just hit the boat or a person, falling to the ground while everyone had time to run away.  The RPG doesn't arm until several meters out, that's why weapons like that have minimal effective range because they need time to arm.

Think about the scene in Predator when Arnold fired that 40mm grenade into the guys gut, no explosion.  Because the round didn't have time to arm yet.


So... he is a college graduate?
 
2013-05-01 09:49:35 AM

FullMetalPanda: bdub77: DON.MAC: [snappedshot.com image 528x351]

I'm going to guess the guy with the RPG is not a college graduate.

Actually, they're pretty safe.  No one is in the back blast zone which would definitely injure and possibly kill.  They are so close that the RPG would just hit the boat or a person, falling to the ground while everyone had time to run away.  The RPG doesn't arm until several meters out, that's why weapons like that have minimal effective range because they need time to arm.

Think about the scene in Predator when Arnold fired that 40mm grenade into the guys gut, no explosion.  Because the round didn't have time to arm yet.


Seriously cool explanation.
 
2013-05-01 09:51:06 AM

Sail The Wide Accountancy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
The young girl in question.


Bless you and your memory of that.
 
2013-05-01 09:51:21 AM

Stoj: "Guys - guys - I'm just about done tying this blindfold - after that you can fire."
"Fire?"
"FIRE!"


"Someone said fire!"
img594.imageshack.us
 
2013-05-01 09:51:38 AM

Nuclear Monk: Sail The Wide Accountancy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
The young girl in question.

Bless you and your memory of that.


Seconded
 
2013-05-01 09:51:39 AM
READY, FIRE, AIM!!
 
2013-05-01 09:51:53 AM
Ah, Puntland. I prefer GoForItOnFourthDownistan.
 
2013-05-01 09:53:04 AM

Sail The Wide Accountancy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
The young girl in question.


First thing I thought of.
 
2013-05-01 09:53:05 AM
The executioners name must've been "Wil".
 
2013-05-01 09:54:39 AM

Sybarite: "Guys, should we really be standing in a circle?"


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-05-01 09:56:22 AM

PunGent: FTA:  "Puntland, in northern Somalia, has escaped the decades of conflict seen in the country's south and central regions. But Puntland has seen attacks and assassinations against government officials."

Some apologist for Muslim extremists was posting here just the other day about how Puntland was safe...

not so much, I gather.


Well, Puntland's better than Somalia proper.  The area that's really doing well is Somaliland, which is the top part of Somalia.  They've been trying to get recognition as an independent state for years since they have a stable government.
 
2013-05-01 09:56:48 AM
No mention of Bicycling Tour?
Fark be slippin' this morning
 
2013-05-01 09:57:02 AM

EZ Writer: Nuclear Monk: Sail The Wide Accountancy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
The young girl in question.

Bless you and your memory of that.

Seconded


Thirded You can't do that on Television these days.
 
2013-05-01 09:58:50 AM
Read that as salmonella and thought, yeah, that sounds about right.
 
2013-05-01 10:02:53 AM

Stoj: "Guys - guys - I'm just about done tying this blindfold - after that you can fire."

"Fire?"

"FIRE!"


Why do they blindfold people for firing squads?
 
2013-05-01 10:04:25 AM
RPGs aren't known for their reliability.

NSFW probably

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=hqgsyIUvzJI&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv% 3D hqgsyIUvzJI

So yea, firing it at a tied captive five feet away could probably have killed a few of them.
 
2013-05-01 10:06:13 AM

FullMetalPanda: bdub77: DON.MAC: [snappedshot.com image 528x351]

I'm going to guess the guy with the RPG is not a college graduate.

Actually, they're pretty safe.  No one is in the back blast zone which would definitely injure and possibly kill.  They are so close that the RPG would just hit the boat or a person, falling to the ground while everyone had time to run away.  The RPG doesn't arm until several meters out, that's why weapons like that have minimal effective range because they need time to arm.

Think about the scene in Predator when Arnold fired that 40mm grenade into the guys gut, no explosion.  Because the round didn't have time to arm yet.


Except... the rocket would probably smash through the bottom of the boat.  I saw a movie once when a boat with a hole in the bottom turned out to be a bad thing.

Fortunately the redhead survived.
 
2013-05-01 10:06:17 AM
Where did they train, Spengo?
 
2013-05-01 10:06:41 AM
 Nuclear Monk: Sail The Wide Accountancy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
The young girl in question.
Bless you and your memory of that.
Seconded

Thirded You can't do that on Television these days
intrigued. please explain it for the rest of us.
 
2013-05-01 10:07:39 AM
www.mrcapitalgains.com
 
2013-05-01 10:08:48 AM

FullMetalPanda: Think about the scene in Predator when Arnold fired that 40mm grenade into the guys gut, no explosion.  Because the round didn't have time to arm yet.


Because when I want to learn about how weapons work, I always watch Schwarzenegger movies.

/just kidding, that was actually really interesting info, I just thought it was funny you cited Predator.
 
2013-05-01 10:10:27 AM
molesto.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-01 10:15:17 AM
Someone didn't get the memo...

tpc.pc2.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-05-01 10:22:28 AM

starlost: Nuclear Monk: Sail The Wide Accountancy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
The young girl in question.
Bless you and your memory of that.
Seconded
Thirded You can't do that on Television these daysintrigued. please explain it for the rest of us.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpY2I3mtCsU  I think around 1:36 is a bit.
 
2013-05-01 10:23:32 AM

GoldDude: Sybarite: "Guys, should we really be standing in a circle?"

i.chzbgr.com

AAAnnnd thats what I came for.

 
2013-05-01 10:25:07 AM
Did the guy they were going to shoot yell "Right Face!" just before the leader yelled "FIRE!" ?
 
2013-05-01 10:31:48 AM
Glad someone posted the YCDTOTV pic.
 
2013-05-01 10:32:12 AM

Glancing Blow: Stoj: "Guys - guys - I'm just about done tying this blindfold - after that you can fire."

"Fire?"

"FIRE!"

Why do they blindfold people for firing squads?


It's a ruse - they tell them they are about to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey.
 
2013-05-01 10:32:16 AM

FullMetalPanda: bdub77: DON.MAC: [snappedshot.com image 528x351]

I'm going to guess the guy with the RPG is not a college graduate.

Actually, they're pretty safe.  No one is in the back blast zone which would definitely injure and possibly kill.  They are so close that the RPG would just hit the boat or a person, falling to the ground while everyone had time to run away.  The RPG doesn't arm until several meters out, that's why weapons like that have minimal effective range because they need time to arm.

Think about the scene in Predator when Arnold fired that 40mm grenade into the guys gut, no explosion.  Because the round didn't have time to arm yet.


Still, he's probably not the brightest bulb. :)
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-01 10:33:07 AM
I remember a second-rate fantasy novel in which the evil ruler has enemies executed by surrounding them with a ring of archers, with the results everybody but the bad guy expects. (Apparently evil rulers must be stupid rulers.) I had not realized that real life could imitate fiction so well.
 
2013-05-01 10:34:09 AM
Herpa derpa! If Somalia = Republican then North Korea = Democrats.
 
2013-05-01 10:35:15 AM

EZ Writer: "...the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman."

Dafuq does that matter?


They usually stone women?
 
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