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(Huffington Post)   "I don't trust Obama," says Afghan drone victim pictured standing in front of damage that must total at least 2 or 3 dollars   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 123
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2013-06-19 01:02:14 PM
Hahahahaha, it's funny because they're poor!
 
2013-06-19 01:13:00 PM
I may hurt some feelings here, but only an idiot would trust Oblamma.
 
2013-06-19 01:13:18 PM
Yeah, well a lot of Americans don't either, Afghan dude.
 
2013-06-19 01:26:04 PM
Another thing the Taliban has in common with the Right.
 
2013-06-19 01:29:04 PM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-19 01:35:18 PM
This is worse than when that Afghan lady stabbed Ducky in the hand.
 
2013-06-19 01:35:59 PM
I still cannot understand why Fartb0ng0 got us into that war in the first place.

What the fark is that guy's problem?
 
2013-06-19 01:41:18 PM
This guy would probably mistrust any American President no matter what he or she did or said.  As my sage mother would say, "Consider the source."

Doesn't lend much to the argument over whether drone strikes are legal, justified, etc. etc.
 
2013-06-19 01:54:43 PM
He's the new GOP poster boy because "the enemy of my enemy is my friend".
 
2013-06-19 01:55:08 PM
Well, just don't vote for him next time.
 
2013-06-19 01:55:09 PM
And yet they trusted the soviets? O_o...

"priorities"
 
2013-06-19 01:55:47 PM

Diogenes: This guy would probably mistrust any American President no matter what he or she did or said.  As my sage mother would say, "Consider the source."


Hell yeah. I would expect a lot people in a nation where America has waged war of any sort to have a very dim view of America. As black and white as these issues might seem to us (and people are realizing that they aren't), imagine how these things seem to someone who has known people who have been killed by American soldiers, right or wrong, and who have seen the American military blow up stuff in their backyard.
 
2013-06-19 01:56:06 PM
All day long, American drones loomed in the sky above. "It's very normal," Khail said, speaking in Urdu through a translator with the United Kingdom legal charity Reprieve. "You see them during the day, you see them during the night -- they're always hovering."

That really must be awful, you never know when they take you shooting the shiat with your neighbors as a terr git together where you're gonna fly to merica and blow up some merkins.
 
2013-06-19 01:56:35 PM
Substitute Obama with Bush and Afghanistan with Iraq and you might have an argument.

The GOP seems to forget that their hero Bush got us into this mess, yet they love to blame Kennedy for Vietnam.
 
2013-06-19 01:56:59 PM

jehovahs witness protection: I may hurt some feelings here, but only an idiot would trust Oblamma.


Source considered.
 
2013-06-19 01:57:07 PM
I see Obama has sent in his drones already.
 
2013-06-19 01:57:46 PM
2 - 3 bucks my aunt fanny.  A hellfire missile costs about $68K.  And that doesn't cover delivery costs.
 
2013-06-19 01:58:10 PM

Jake Havechek: Substitute Obama with Bush and Afghanistan with Iraq and you might have an argument.

The GOP seems to forget that their hero Bush got us into this mess, yet they love to blame Kennedy for Vietnam.


I blame the french
 
2013-06-19 01:59:21 PM

Somaticasual: And yet they trusted the soviets? O_o...

"priorities"


actually no.. the Soviets went in with their intention known which is to go in and kickass and invade and kill. Americans OTOH go in under the guise of 'freedom and kindness and bringing democracy' but doing it all through the end of a predator drone or a hellfire missile or an M4 barrel.
I think that's what distinguish the US foreign policy from the other conquering nations before.
 
2013-06-19 01:59:58 PM
FTA:  "You see them during the day, you see them during the night -- they're always hovering.... always holding the possibility of near-instant death. "

Once the novelty wore off, that would get a bit old.
 
2013-06-19 02:00:08 PM

shifty lookin bleeder: Hahahahaha, it's funny because they're poor!


Came here to say the same thing, Congrats.
 
2013-06-19 02:00:31 PM
So, we don't even get confirmation that the group of people are members of Al Queda before we blow them up?

/ if bush had done this; he'd be labeled as a war criminal by the left
 
2013-06-19 02:01:54 PM
Many dickwads here on Fark still think the Soviets were the good guys in this.
 
2013-06-19 02:02:35 PM

iheartscotch: / if bush had done this; he'd be labeled as a war criminal by the left


I think that by now we are all familiar with the notion that people are more forgiving of presidents from their preferred party.  Can we move on now?

/directed toward a whole bunch of yins.
 
2013-06-19 02:03:22 PM

iheartscotch: So, we don't even get confirmation that the group of people are members of Al Queda before we blow them up?

/ if bush had done this; he'd be labeled as a war criminal by the left


See: napalming rural villages in Vietnam because Viet Cong activity may have been in the area.

Plus guys like you seemed to have no problem with bombing the shiat out of Iraqi civilians and infrastructure.
 
2013-06-19 02:05:27 PM

Jake Havechek: iheartscotch: So, we don't even get confirmation that the group of people are members of Al Queda before we blow them up?

/ if bush had done this; he'd be labeled as a war criminal by the left

See: napalming rural villages in Vietnam because Viet Cong activity may have been in the area.

Plus guys like you seemed to have no problem with bombing the shiat out of Iraqi civilians and infrastructure.


Rather than just shooting up the villages that didn't want Communism?
 
2013-06-19 02:05:32 PM

muck4doo: Many dickwads here on Fark still think the Soviets were the good guys in this.


Oh really.

I'm goddamn old enough to remember the outrage and anger following the Soviet invasion in 1979.  As I recall, the GOP got mad at Carter for not doing anything about it.
 
2013-06-19 02:05:40 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I still cannot understand why Fartb0ng0 got us into that war in the first place.

What the fark is that guy's problem?


I wonder too.  After all, he's the one who said it was a war of necessity.  A war where the vast majority of casualties occurred under Obama, not under Bush.  But I get it, the deterioration in the Afghan situation over the past 5 years is Bush's fault.
 
2013-06-19 02:06:29 PM

iheartscotch: So, we don't even get confirmation that the group of people are members of Al Queda before we blow them up?

/ if bush had done this; he'd be labeled as a war criminal by the left


Bush did do it and "the left" isn't happy that it's continued.

If you have a point other than pushing a partisan agenda, please make it.
 
2013-06-19 02:09:07 PM

Headso: All day long, American drones loomed in the sky above. "It's very normal," Khail said, speaking in Urdu through a translator with the United Kingdom legal charity Reprieve. "You see them during the day, you see them during the night -- they're always hovering."

That really must be awful, you never know when they take you shooting the shiat with your neighbors as a terr git together where you're gonna fly to merica and blow up some merkins.


I see what you did there, Mr. Merkin...
 
2013-06-19 02:10:10 PM
Ahhhh Operation Enduring Freedom & the War on Terror, what a farking mess.
 
2013-06-19 02:10:39 PM

Jake Havechek: muck4doo: Many dickwads here on Fark still think the Soviets were the good guys in this.

Oh really.

I'm goddamn old enough to remember the outrage and anger following the Soviet invasion in 1979.  As I recall, the GOP got mad at Carter for not doing anything about it.


Carter boycotted the Olympics. Was that not good enough for you?

Read Fark sometime. There are many dumbshiats here who think the Soviet invasion was a good thing, and the Afghan people would be better off if they had succeeded. I hope you aren't one of those dumbasses.
 
2013-06-19 02:11:06 PM
If they aren't doing anything wrong as far as terrorism they should have nothing to fear from the drones.

As for Obama....the whole mistrust issue is partially moot.  Everyone knows that Obama only lies when his lips are moving.
 
2013-06-19 02:11:16 PM

Mr. Eugenides: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I still cannot understand why Fartb0ng0 got us into that war in the first place.

What the fark is that guy's problem?

I wonder too.  After all, he's the one who said it was a war of necessity.  A war where the vast majority of casualties occurred under Obama, not under Bush.  But I get it, the deterioration in the Afghan situation over the past 5 years is Bush's fault.


Well you see, Bush never finished the job, he decided he wanted to spank Saddam to show the world what a tough guy he was and call himself a "war president" on TV.

Bush diverted important military assets away from al qaeda's biggest stronghold and the Taliban ran away and hid where no one could find them.  Shiat, as we all know bin Laden was only dispatched from the planet recently.

So fark you guys, you wanted a war, you got two, deal with it.
 
2013-06-19 02:12:21 PM

Jake Havechek: So fark you guys, you wanted a war, you got two, deal with it.


THIS.
 
2013-06-19 02:15:03 PM

Diogenes: iheartscotch: So, we don't even get confirmation that the group of people are members of Al Queda before we blow them up?

/ if bush had done this; he'd be labeled as a war criminal by the left

Bush did do it and "the left" isn't happy that it's continued.

If you have a point other than pushing a partisan agenda, please make it.


I know bush did it too; I think that we should determine who our targets are before we blow them up. I think that everyone should be held accountable for their actions.
 
2013-06-19 02:16:27 PM

rockradio1: If they aren't doing anything wrong as far as terrorism they should have nothing to fear from the drones.


Because no innocent people are ever killed ever.

Look - I'm not 100% sure about drones one way or the other.  I like the idea of not risking American lives unnecessarily.  And it's cheaper to use drones.  And it's easier to minimize collateral damage and all when using drones.  Yet I still question their legality and their broad use and whether they are always justified.

But your comment was about as dumb as they come.  In addition to being hackneyed.
 
2013-06-19 02:16:47 PM
Think about it.

Think about how much your heart swelled with pride for Bush for springing into action the next time a friend or neighbor's kid comes home in a box.

War is not a game.
 
2013-06-19 02:17:17 PM

iheartscotch: I know bush did it too; I think that we should determine who our targets are before we blow them up. I think that everyone should be held accountable for their actions.


That I can accept.  Whether using troops or drones, our human intel is crap.
 
2013-06-19 02:17:49 PM

Jake Havechek: Think about it.

Think about how much your heart swelled with pride for Bush for springing into action the next time a friend or neighbor's kid comes home in a box.

War is not a game.


Or how much pride you take in a drone strike against an American citizen.
 
2013-06-19 02:19:39 PM

muck4doo: Jake Havechek: Think about it.

Think about how much your heart swelled with pride for Bush for springing into action the next time a friend or neighbor's kid comes home in a box.

War is not a game.

Or how much pride you take in a drone strike against an American citizen.


We're talking about reality, sparky, something you have no concept of.
 
2013-06-19 02:20:25 PM
"When I was in Pakistan, the fury and rage of people about the CIA, about the killing of large numbers of tribal leaders, was profoundly troubling," Greenwald wrote in an email. "Imagine a town hall in the United States bombed, and all the councilmen/women of a city wiped out."


Our country is incredibly farked. We've created so many thousands of blood feuds against ourselves. More 9/11s are absolutely inevitable. People, especially those living in tribal-based societies, don't forgive and forget shiat like this.
 
2013-06-19 02:21:27 PM

Jake Havechek: muck4doo: Jake Havechek: Think about it.

Think about how much your heart swelled with pride for Bush for springing into action the next time a friend or neighbor's kid comes home in a box.

War is not a game.

Or how much pride you take in a drone strike against an American citizen.

We're talking about reality, sparky, something you have no concept of.


Drone strikes against American Citizens is a reality, Sparky.
 
2013-06-19 02:22:17 PM
No one trusts Obama but idiots, however who cares if an Afghan does? Obama isn't supposed to be looking out for his interests. Even if he isn't a terrorist himself he is associating with Taliban so fark him. This is like asking the deer if he trusts hunters.

I gotta say though the "But,but Bush" thing is getting old though. I remember once upon a time Fark considered it ridiculous to blame a guy who hadn't been in office for years for the current presidents problems and faults. Wonder when that was.....
 
2013-06-19 02:23:29 PM

Digitalstrange: No one trusts Obama but idiots, however who cares if an Afghan does? Obama isn't supposed to be looking out for his interests. Even if he isn't a terrorist himself he is associating with Taliban so fark him. This is like asking the deer if he trusts hunters.

I gotta say though the "But,but Bush" thing is getting old though. I remember once upon a time Fark considered it ridiculous to blame a guy who hadn't been in office for years for the current presidents problems and faults. Wonder when that was.....


but but Clinton!
 
2013-06-19 02:24:16 PM

Diogenes: rockradio1: If they aren't doing anything wrong as far as terrorism they should have nothing to fear from the drones.

Because no innocent people are ever killed ever.

Look - I'm not 100% sure about drones one way or the other.  I like the idea of not risking American lives unnecessarily.  And it's cheaper to use drones.  And it's easier to minimize collateral damage and all when using drones.  Yet I still question their legality and their broad use and whether they are always justified.

But your comment was about as dumb as they come.  In addition to being hackneyed.


A) first guy was joking about his "nothing to fear if you're not doing anything wrong comment"
B) you should hate the drones. They instill fear in people who have no chance defending themselves, they miss, they kill innocent people, they represent the worst kind of war
 
2013-06-19 02:24:34 PM
He's the President, you never trust the President. That's what being American is all about!
 
2013-06-19 02:24:37 PM

muck4doo: Jake Havechek: muck4doo: Jake Havechek: Think about it.

Think about how much your heart swelled with pride for Bush for springing into action the next time a friend or neighbor's kid comes home in a box.

War is not a game.

Or how much pride you take in a drone strike against an American citizen.

We're talking about reality, sparky, something you have no concept of.

Drone strikes against American Citizens is a reality, Sparky.


Holy cow, you really are unable-to-tie-your-own-shoes stupid.

Wow.
 
2013-06-19 02:26:57 PM
All day long, American drones loomed in the sky above. "It's very normal," Khail said, speaking in Urdu through a translator with the United Kingdom legal charity Reprieve. "You see them during the day, you see them during the night -- they're always hovering."

Fark, that would be creepy, knowing exactly the sort of spear that those things are the tip of. And absolutely bizarre, knowing that your land is the ant farm that's commanding the attention of a multi-trillion dollar military from the other side of the planet.
 
2013-06-19 02:31:33 PM
Oblammy's just picking up where Shrub left off.

/voted 3rd party
 
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