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(NBC News)   Vladimir Putin apparently under the impression that the US is going to be sending arms to an army of the walking dead. What does he know that we don't??   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 69
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2013-06-17 01:02:42 PM
We already know about the cannibalism subby.
 
2013-06-17 01:03:01 PM

"Putin: West arming Syrian rebels who eat human flesh"


Maybe Putin can arm the Syrian Army with gaudy $25,000 Super Bowl rings that can kill a man with one hit.

 
2013-06-17 01:03:28 PM
We already arm bears, why not zombies.
 
2013-06-17 01:07:03 PM
American foreign policy is at the point where the international super-villain is the most reasonable voice here.
 
2013-06-17 01:08:40 PM
Silly Putin, guns don't make zombies, zombies make zombies.
 
2013-06-17 01:10:25 PM
That guy is seriously bat schitt crazy.
 
2013-06-17 01:11:10 PM
Is this a trailer for "World War Z"?
 
2013-06-17 01:12:02 PM
The more I look at Syria the more I think "The only winning move is not to play" That civil war seems to be a fight of who can be the bigger ahole.
 
2013-06-17 01:12:12 PM
I think Obama just got done talking about sending arms to the rebels.

GRREEAAAAAAAT.
 
2013-06-17 01:12:30 PM

Cagey B: American foreign policy is at the point where the international super-villain is the most reasonable voice here.


Well, swap "reasonable" for "self-interested"  and you're getting somewhere.   I'm personally suprised the Syrain conflict hasn't brought all the "end times" crazies out of the woodwork at this point.   Mind you it's been a while since I spent much time tracking the beliefs of these nuts but I swear that int he old days at least they were convinced that the "Gog" mentioned in the Bible was Persia?Iran, and "Magog" was Russia,  and I think an alliance of these two powers was supposed to signal the beginning of Armageddon or somesuch.    Well, they ARE on the same side in the Syrian conflict...
 
2013-06-17 01:16:46 PM

groppet: The more I look at Syria the more I think "The only winning move is not to play" That civil war seems to be a fight of who can be the bigger ahole.


As a Redskins fan, whenever the Cowboys would play the Eagles and someone would ask me who I was rooting for, I'd reply "The injury report".   In a fight between Assad and Hezbollah on one side, and Al-Qaeda and the very same folks that were shooting at the US in Iraq until the "Anbar awakening" drove them out on the other,  I feel much the same way.  Protect the civillians as best you can by setting up refugee zones in "no-fly"/No Shell  areas and then left the boys with guns play "KIlkenny Cats" with each other
 
2013-06-17 01:18:25 PM

Magorn: groppet: The more I look at Syria the more I think "The only winning move is not to play" That civil war seems to be a fight of who can be the bigger ahole.

As a Redskins fan...



My Brother!
 
2013-06-17 01:18:28 PM
The Black Fleet of Umbar has been spotted. One ping only, Vassily.
 
2013-06-17 01:19:58 PM

puddleonfire: I think Obama just got done talking about sending arms to the rebels.

GRREEAAAAAAAT.


He presented Narsil to the Oath breakers, no less
 
2013-06-17 01:20:03 PM
Wait, do zombies really go for eating arms?  I mean, sure, they'll bite you on the arm to infect you, but then it always seems to be about the brains and the guts if you're a meal instead of a recruit.  What benefit could the Free Syrian Zombie Army really get from us sending them a bunch of arms?

I guess I haven't followed the news on this close enough, or something.
 
2013-06-17 01:20:06 PM

Magorn: Well, swap "reasonable" for "self-interested" and you're getting somewhere.


Reasonable foreign policy should be self interested. I don't think it's in the United States' interest to funnel weapons to unknown parties that include radical jihadists. That hasn't worked out very well the last few times.
 
2013-06-17 01:20:52 PM
We've got a dictator committing atrocities, a fiercely divided internal resistance which has been decimated by the dictator's forces, and a whole bunch of jihadists-for-hire brought in by other countries who stand to gain from Syria's chaos.  The dictator's been proven to use bio-chemical weapons in limited engagements, and the rebels are strongly rumored to have used them as well.  The rebels also are pretty much confirmed to be engaging in rape & cannibalism.

This is one of those rare cases where the correct answer is "both side are just about equally bad.  Send the red cross in with humanitarian aid, but don't actually enable either side".
 
2013-06-17 01:22:37 PM
Maybe I'm just picking nits but.......  Won't eating raw intestines directly from a dead body either kiil a person or make them deathly ill ???


FTA: "One does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras,"


/oh zombies, right..........
 
2013-06-17 01:23:06 PM
Vladimir Putin got crazy game, a judo black belt, and a superbowl ring.


www.timeidol.com
 
2013-06-17 01:24:05 PM

Cagey B: Magorn: Well, swap "reasonable" for "self-interested" and you're getting somewhere.

Reasonable foreign policy should be self interested. I don't think it's in the United States' interest to funnel weapons to unknown parties that include radical jihadists. That hasn't worked out very well the last few times.


I thought Ayn Rand was dead.
 
2013-06-17 01:24:54 PM

Lexx: We've got a dictator committing atrocities, a fiercely divided internal resistance which has been decimated by the dictator's forces, and a whole bunch of jihadists-for-hire brought in by other countries who stand to gain from Syria's chaos.  The dictator's been proven to use bio-chemical weapons in limited engagements, and the rebels are strongly rumored to have used them as well.  The rebels also are pretty much confirmed to be engaging in rape & cannibalism.

This is one of those rare cases where the correct answer is "both side are just about equally bad.  Send the red cross in with humanitarian aid, but don't actually enable either side".


Or this might be the rare instance of, "Nuke it from orbit, just to be sure."
 
2013-06-17 01:31:39 PM

EdNortonsTwin: We already arm bears, why not zombies.


To be fair, bears do have the right to own bear arms.
 
2013-06-17 01:37:38 PM

Magorn: Protect the civillians as best you can


Hardest part of that job? Identifying "civilians".

How do you tell the difference between one guy carrying an AK-47 to shop for groceries with one who does it for a living? How do you tell the difference when the same guy holding the same AK-47 uses it for shopping and for a paramilitary organization (because the accounting firm he used to work for in Aleppo is "no longer taking client requests")?

If they wear uniforms, they're probably not civilians, but many of the parties to this conflict don't wear uniforms. I also wonder if there are only two sides to this conflict (the meta-conflict, I mean - the Battle for Syria's Soul, not the Assads-vs-rebels).
 
2013-06-17 01:42:47 PM

Dr Dreidel: Magorn: Protect the civillians as best you can

Hardest part of that job? Identifying "civilians".

How do you tell the difference between one guy carrying an AK-47 to shop for groceries with one who does it for a living?


Easy. The guy with bread, eggs, and the Food Lion bonus card is not a terrorist. The guy holding a box of Tampons has a wife who is a terrorist.
 
2013-06-17 01:44:01 PM

Dr Dreidel: Magorn: Protect the civillians as best you can

Hardest part of that job? Identifying "civilians".

How do you tell the difference between one guy carrying an AK-47 to shop for groceries with one who does it for a living? How do you tell the difference when the same guy holding the same AK-47 uses it for shopping and for a paramilitary organization (because the accounting firm he used to work for in Aleppo is "no longer taking client requests")?

If they wear uniforms, they're probably not civilians, but many of the parties to this conflict don't wear uniforms. I also wonder if there are only two sides to this conflict (the meta-conflict, I mean - the Battle for Syria's Soul, not the Assads-vs-rebels).


Listen up U.S. The 'enemy of my enemy CAN and most likely will STILL BE YOUR ENEMY' in the long run. Seriously, does every administration have to relearn this?
 
2013-06-17 01:45:02 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: The guy holding a box of Tampons has a wife who is a terrorist.


Well, sure - what do you think all them fuses are for?
 
2013-06-17 01:46:04 PM

Dr Dreidel: DROxINxTHExWIND: The guy holding a box of Tampons has a wife who is a terrorist.

Well, sure - what do you think all them fuses are for?


If it bleeds, we can kill it.
 
2013-06-17 01:49:09 PM
I vote we give Syria back to the Turks and let them sort it out. Ottoman 2.0
 
2013-06-17 01:51:40 PM
as much as i dislike all sides in this adding Hezbollah, the Russians and Iranians is too much. we don't like any of them at all so stopping them is good. or better than ignoring them.
 
2013-06-17 01:51:50 PM
He knows that the opponent of a bad guy is not necessarily a good guy.  Sometimes it is another bad guy.

Americans tend to be naive that way.

/American
 
2013-06-17 01:52:02 PM

Dr Dreidel: DROxINxTHExWIND: The guy holding a box of Tampons has a wife who is a terrorist.

Well, sure - what do you think all them fuses are for?


One chick on her period can do about as much damage as your average Al-Qaeda sleeper cell.
 
2013-06-17 01:53:35 PM

MichiganFTL: Dr Dreidel: DROxINxTHExWIND: The guy holding a box of Tampons has a wife who is a terrorist.

Well, sure - what do you think all them fuses are for?

If it bleeds, we can kill it.


s3.otherpeoplespixels.com
"They can be slain!"
 
2013-06-17 01:53:38 PM

Dr Dreidel: Magorn: Protect the civillians as best you can

Hardest part of that job? Identifying "civilians".

How do you tell the difference between one guy carrying an AK-47 to shop for groceries with one who does it for a living? How do you tell the difference when the same guy holding the same AK-47 uses it for shopping and for a paramilitary organization (because the accounting firm he used to work for in Aleppo is "no longer taking client requests")?

If they wear uniforms, they're probably not civilians, but many of the parties to this conflict don't wear uniforms. I also wonder if there are only two sides to this conflict (the meta-conflict, I mean - the Battle for Syria's Soul, not the Assads-vs-rebels).


You do it like this:

"people of Syria, the Cities of Aleppo and  Homs" are now under the protection of the United Nations.  This means that the international forces there will ensure that no forces from either side of the conflict with be allowed to approach withing a 15-mile radius of either city and there will be a 30-mile "no Fly Zone" enforced around both cities.   Please understand that to enforce this peace, the UN forces will set up roadbloacks outside each city and all those hoping to gain entrance or refuge ineither city will be subject to search.  All firearms or other weapons wil lbe confiscated from anyone seeking entrance to these cities.  Anyone found with a weapon inside city limits wil be designated an enemy combatant and taken to a POW camp."
 
2013-06-17 01:54:17 PM
Properly sourced and dressed human is the best meat there is!

Kidding. But, other than disease, human meat is no different than meat from any other primate. There is nothing inherently unnatural about cannibalism. Animals do it all the time for various reasons.
 
2013-06-17 02:01:46 PM

Magorn: "people of Syria, the Cities of Aleppo and Homs" are now under the protection of the United Nations.


That sounds an awful lot like destroying the cities (though not the actual buildings, just the day-to-day functioning, and effectively creating a ghetto out of a whole city) to save them. Also, ask Gaza how well being an effectively unarmed/non-military state has worked at keeping weapons out (hint: smuggling is easier there than on the US/Mexico border. Something something everyone's on someone's payroll).

Not that it's a bad idea, security-wise, but the leading problem I find is that now Aleppo and Homs are (may be) safe(r), but everywhere else is now your battlefield.

I think we need to let this one burn itself out. Let's do the best we can at getting noncombatants out, but outside influence will only keep this war going longer, not end it quicker.
 
2013-06-17 02:02:49 PM
anfrind:

[s3.otherpeoplespixels.com image 337x480]
"They can be slain!"


What is that from? I can't quite place it. Thanks.
 
2013-06-17 02:04:31 PM

Cagey B: Magorn: Well, swap "reasonable" for "self-interested" and you're getting somewhere.

Reasonable foreign policy should be self interested. I don't think it's in the United States' interest to funnel weapons to unknown parties that include radical jihadists. That hasn't worked out very well the last few times.


Don't worry, I'm sure it will come up roses for us this time!
 
2013-06-17 02:06:35 PM

wingnutx: anfrind:

[s3.otherpeoplespixels.com image 337x480]
"They can be slain!"

What is that from? I can't quite place it. Thanks.


The High Crusade, by Poul Anderson.
 
2013-06-17 02:14:57 PM
There's no particular reason for the US to get involved for Syria because realistically, there's no good outcome. Align with rebels? Why? There's no guarantee that they'll be any better than Assad. Align with Assad? Why?

Let them kill each other, and say "we will deal with whichever government is the legitimate government of Syria."
 
2013-06-17 02:29:31 PM

garkola: There's no particular reason for the US to get involved for Syria because realistically, there's no good outcome. Align with rebels? Why? There's no guarantee that they'll be any better than Assad. Align with Assad? Why?

Let them kill each other, and say "we will deal with whichever government is the legitimate government of Syria."


This. You start giving these guys armor killing tech and you damn well better believe it will be used on allies back in Iraq. I like the revolution, i just think that in this case the revolting are just as revolting as the revoltee.
 
2013-06-17 02:31:16 PM
They only eat the hearts of their victims because they're starving for freedom.
 
2013-06-17 02:31:44 PM

Mock26: That guy is seriously bat schitt crazy.


Is what I thought yesterday, until I googled it.  Seems the "rebels" are quite a diverse group of sociopaths.
 
2013-06-17 02:33:52 PM

Magorn: I'm personally suprised the Syrain conflict hasn't brought all the "end times" crazies out of the woodwork at this point.   Mind you it's been a while since I spent much time tracking the beliefs of these nuts but I swear that int he old days at least they were convinced that the "Gog" mentioned in the Bible was Persia?Iran, and "Magog" was Russia,  and I think an alliance of these two powers was supposed to signal the beginning of Armageddon or somesuch.    Well, they ARE on the same side in the Syrian conflict...


Oh, they're out there.  I've spoken with a woman once who was railing about the end times and said a nuclear detonation was going to happen in Damascus.  We asked her when, she said she didn't know, but it was gonna happen soon.
 
2013-06-17 02:35:56 PM

anfrind: The High Crusade


Thanks!
 
2013-06-17 02:46:58 PM
Could someone tell me if cannibalism violates Islam?
No really I have no idea.
 
2013-06-17 02:48:11 PM
Whoever wins, we lose
 
2013-06-17 02:48:36 PM
 
2013-06-17 02:52:26 PM
Two rational choices regarding U.S. policy in Syria:

1)                                                         2)
     sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk           4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-17 02:54:28 PM
i would not be surprised I have personally witnessed the false prophet evelyn de rothschild have a entire neighborhood filled with the walking dead!
 
2013-06-17 03:28:39 PM
Wasn't there video of one of the Syrian resistance leaders eating the heart of a slain enemy?  In the last few weeks?
 
2013-06-17 03:33:10 PM

fireclown: Wasn't there video of one of the Syrian resistance leaders eating the heart of a slain enemy?  In the last few weeks?


No way, that was a government plant. Are those guns on the ground yet for our new Glorious AlliesTM? They need them now to defend themselves from a government who went all tyrannical. Why aren't they there?? Why do you hate freedom???
 
2013-06-17 03:51:05 PM
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2013-06-17 04:04:03 PM

Lexx: We've got a dictator committing atrocities, a fiercely divided internal resistance which has been decimated by the dictator's forces, and a whole bunch of jihadists-for-hire brought in by other countries who stand to gain from Syria's chaos.  The dictator's been proven to use bio-chemical weapons in limited engagements, and the rebels are strongly rumored to have used them as well.  The rebels also are pretty much confirmed to be engaging in rape & cannibalism.

This is one of those rare cases where the correct answer is "both side are just about equally bad.  Send the red cross in with humanitarian aid, but don't actually enable either side".


This is shiate versus Sunni.

Any involvement on our part is lose/lose
 
2013-06-17 04:09:28 PM

GRCooper: Lexx: We've got a dictator committing atrocities, a fiercely divided internal resistance which has been decimated by the dictator's forces, and a whole bunch of jihadists-for-hire brought in by other countries who stand to gain from Syria's chaos.  The dictator's been proven to use bio-chemical weapons in limited engagements, and the rebels are strongly rumored to have used them as well.  The rebels also are pretty much confirmed to be engaging in rape & cannibalism.

This is one of those rare cases where the correct answer is "both side are just about equally bad.  Send the red cross in with humanitarian aid, but don't actually enable either side".

This is shiate versus Sunni.

Any involvement on our part is lose/lose


I declare jihad on the filter!
 
2013-06-17 04:25:33 PM

stuffy: Could someone tell me if cannibalism violates Islam?
No really I have no idea.


Yep, strictly forbidden.  I guess an exception can be made if there was absolutely no food around and you were starving to death, but otherwise, no bueno.
 
2013-06-17 04:52:14 PM

ko_kyi: Americans tend to be naive that way.

/American

 
2013-06-17 04:56:51 PM
"Why don't you want to eat me, Johnson?"
"You're not kosher!"
"Depends how we kill him..."
 
2013-06-17 05:23:12 PM
That only one question mark is necessary?
 
2013-06-17 05:41:39 PM

jaybeezey: garkola: There's no particular reason for the US to get involved for Syria because realistically, there's no good outcome. Align with rebels? Why? There's no guarantee that they'll be any better than Assad. Align with Assad? Why?

Let them kill each other, and say "we will deal with whichever government is the legitimate government of Syria."

This. You start giving these guys armor killing tech and you damn well better believe it will be used on allies back in Iraq. I like the revolution, i just think that in this case the revolting are just as revolting as the revoltee.


We have allies in Iraq?
 
2013-06-17 06:00:17 PM
Is Carl in the White House?
 
2013-06-17 06:59:01 PM
BTW - note the progression

Washington (not the USA) announces support for rebels
Putin says Uh Uh.
Washington moves troops, planes, missiles and bombs to Jordan
Putin says Aw  hell no
Obama makes decision to deny airspace
Putin says Russia will prevent that
Major news story breaks in DC State Controlled media that Putin is a petty thief, stealing Robert Kraft's Superbowl ring.

Please don't make me connect the PR dots for you.
 
2013-06-17 06:59:42 PM
First off, we need a lot of scarfs, purple ones for the regime supporters, green ones for the rebels. This way we can tell them apart.
Secondly, we need to stay the hell away from Syria. There are no good guys to root for, and no good will to be earned.
 
2013-06-17 08:01:04 PM

1derful: Vladimir Putin got crazy game, a judo black belt, and a superbowl ring.


[www.timeidol.com image 640x445]


The woman appears to be experiencing an orgasm with simply being touched by Putin.

Can I say wow?
 
2013-06-17 08:03:05 PM

Maturin: Cagey B: Magorn: Well, swap "reasonable" for "self-interested" and you're getting somewhere.

Reasonable foreign policy should be self interested. I don't think it's in the United States' interest to funnel weapons to unknown parties that include radical jihadists. That hasn't worked out very well the last few times.

I thought Ayn Rand was dead.


So is Jesus but that doesn't stop him from getting around.

/Objectivist
 
2013-06-17 08:45:52 PM
These same rebels we are supporting, were blowing up our soldiers across the border in Iraq a couple years ago.  Fark them.  Let Assad crush them, then hit him with sanctions when it is all over.
 
2013-06-17 09:28:18 PM
Putin and Obama should just nuke it from orbit.
 
2013-06-18 02:39:26 AM
WOW, those evil rebels are evilest creatures on Earth. Let's just leave Assad alone
 
2013-06-18 03:28:00 AM
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2013-06-18 02:26:19 PM
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