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(Guardian)   Iran is planning to fly jetliners into America, and Obama may be powerless to stop them   (theguardian.com) divider line 113
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2013-09-30 12:33:32 PM
Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.
 
2013-09-30 12:33:39 PM
I lawled.
 
2013-09-30 12:35:51 PM
It's a trap!
 
2013-09-30 12:36:43 PM
Time until some derper suggests this is an attempt to attack us with Iranian terrorist planes...?
 
2013-09-30 12:37:13 PM
Someone alert the USS Vincennes!
 
2013-09-30 12:37:27 PM
Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.
 
2013-09-30 12:37:35 PM
I think it'd be good to see something more concrete than a phone call first, but I welcome the idea of relations between Iran and the US getting less frigid.
 
2013-09-30 12:38:59 PM
What does subby mean, "powerless to stop them"? He encouraged it!

/pretty big deal, considering Flight 655.
 
2013-09-30 12:39:18 PM
Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!
 
2013-09-30 12:41:31 PM
I'm okay with this. I personally know many Iranians in LA who would take advantage of these flights.
 
2013-09-30 12:41:49 PM

EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.


Exactly.  That's a  scary thought  if submitter is a neocon-moron who'se actively hoping for a US-Iran war.
 
2013-09-30 12:42:28 PM

hiker9999: EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.

Exactly.  That's a  scary thought  if submitter is a neocon-moron who'se actively hoping for a US-Iran war.


Republicans need enemies.  Without enemies, they turn on each other.
 
2013-09-30 12:43:00 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-30 12:43:09 PM

EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.


Iran had one of the most westernized cultures in the region before the Islamic Revolution.  It didn't ease the subsequent troubles ... of course, a lot of that westernization came from the Shah who was considered a U.S. puppet ...
 
2013-09-30 12:43:28 PM
If this means more hot Iranian women roaming our streets, I for one support this move.
 
2013-09-30 12:43:57 PM

sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.


It is to the people of Iran.

Hurled shoes and eggs greet Iran's returning president

Protesters targeted the motorcade of Hassan Rouhani with shoes and eggs on Saturday as the Iranian president arrived home to a mixed reception from a landmark visit to the United Nations which concluded with a phone call with Barack Obama.

They still remember how they were treated by the US
 
2013-09-30 12:44:38 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


*Checks profile*

WTF, you're not new here....ah, New Yorker. Condolences.

/welcometofark.jpg
 
2013-09-30 12:44:46 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!



Did you just find out about the internet yesterday?
 
2013-09-30 12:45:07 PM
BEWARE!!

en.trend.az
 
2013-09-30 12:45:37 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


How much did it cost?

Holocaust, zing
 
2013-09-30 12:45:43 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


No one expects the Spanish Inquisition.
 
2013-09-30 12:45:48 PM

Shrugging Atlas: Someone alert the USS Vincennes!


Ugh.
 
2013-09-30 12:46:32 PM

T-Servo: What does subby mean, "powerless to stop them"? He encouraged it!

/pretty big deal, considering Flight 655.


The Vincennes was scrapped in 2011 and her idiot captain and probably the entire crew are no longer in the navy. They'll be fine.
 
2013-09-30 12:47:13 PM

neversubmit: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is to the people of Iran.

Hurled shoes and eggs greet Iran's returning president

Protesters targeted the motorcade of Hassan Rouhani with shoes and eggs on Saturday as the Iranian president arrived home to a mixed reception from a landmark visit to the United Nations which concluded with a phone call with Barack Obama.

They still remember how they were treated by the US


Those protesters are a minor fraction of the Iranian people.  They're the Tea Derpers of Iran, the hardcore religious extremists who still hate America with the force of ten thousand suns.

Most Iranians, on the other hand, aren't like that.

In September of 2001, after the 9/11 attacks, there were spontaneous candle-light vigils held by thousands of Iranians in Tehran, for the victims of the AQ terrorists, and they held against the explicit wishes of the government.
 
2013-09-30 12:48:28 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!




i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-09-30 12:49:13 PM
In all honesty, it's been 12 years.  At some point, we have to move on and allow some black humor on the subject.
 
2013-09-30 12:51:02 PM

sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.


It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.
 
2013-09-30 12:52:59 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?


content6.flixster.com
 
2013-09-30 12:53:26 PM

Infernalist: In all honesty, it's been 12 years.  At some point, we have to move on and allow some black humor on the subject.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-30 12:53:44 PM

Infernalist: In all honesty, it's been 12 years.  At some point, we have to move on and allow some black humor on the subject.


The Onion agrees

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-30 12:54:09 PM

sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.


It is if you're an Israeli politician.
 
2013-09-30 12:54:39 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-30 12:55:14 PM
Dammit.
 
2013-09-30 12:55:38 PM
The Navy can handle this.
 
2013-09-30 12:57:03 PM
Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?
 
2013-09-30 12:57:22 PM
Sure.
Only if they build their own airstrip and land in the middle of BFE Kansas somewhere.
 
2013-09-30 12:58:50 PM

JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.


And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.
 
2013-09-30 12:58:58 PM

gnosis301: It's a trap!


It might as well be.  Iranian visa holders will find it a lot more convenient to have a direct flight to Iran, but I doubt any of them would consider it a good idea to step on a plane home for a week, just due to the difficulty and uncertainty of getting back into the USA.
 
2013-09-30 12:59:15 PM

neversubmit: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is to the people of Iran.

Hurled shoes and eggs greet Iran's returning president

Protesters targeted the motorcade of Hassan Rouhani with shoes and eggs on Saturday as the Iranian president arrived home to a mixed reception from a landmark visit to the United Nations which concluded with a phone call with Barack Obama.

They still remember how they were treated by the US


How interesting you left this out from the same article you linked:

"His supporters, however, were present in greater numbers and greeted his return from New York with cheers and placards thanking him for seeking peace instead of confrontation. One banner read: "Yes to peace, no to war." "
 
2013-09-30 01:00:32 PM

Xcott: gnosis301: It's a trap!

It might as well be.  Iranian visa holders will find it a lot more convenient to have a direct flight to Iran, but I doubt any of them would consider it a good idea to step on a plane home for a week, just due to the difficulty and uncertainty of getting back into the USA.


Unlikely, considering the way the Iranians are making efforts to thaw this little Cold War.

Something makes me think that they took the whole Syrian thing seriously and want to avoid getting on Barack's bad list.
 
2013-09-30 01:01:21 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


You'll get the fark over it.
 
2013-09-30 01:01:37 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


I hear Holocaust jokes are a real gas...
 
2013-09-30 01:02:16 PM

Pinner: Sure.
Only if they build their own airstrip and land in the middle of BFE Kansas somewhere.


I'm pretty sure BFE Kansas has more than it's fair share of right wing religious crazies already.
 
2013-09-30 01:04:29 PM

Infernalist: Xcott: gnosis301: It's a trap!

It might as well be.  Iranian visa holders will find it a lot more convenient to have a direct flight to Iran, but I doubt any of them would consider it a good idea to step on a plane home for a week, just due to the difficulty and uncertainty of getting back into the USA.

Unlikely, considering the way the Iranians are making efforts to thaw this little Cold War.

Something makes me think that they took the whole Syrian thing seriously and want to avoid getting on Barack's bad list.


No, they did this to humiliate Obama because he was JUST ABOUT to bomb them, and anyone who says different doesn't know AIPAC or read the signs! A battleship was sent to the Persian Gulf just last week!
 
2013-09-30 01:05:24 PM

WippitGuud: mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

I hear Holocaust jokes are a real gas...

 
2013-09-30 01:06:01 PM

WippitGuud: mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

I hear Holocaust jokes are a real gas...


images.cheapovegas.com
 
2013-09-30 01:07:24 PM

mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.


Which is totally the same as beheading people for blasphemy.
 
2013-09-30 01:07:43 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!



Here's a couple:
"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." --Vice President Dick Cheney, on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005

"Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things." -Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on looting in Iraq after the U.S. invasion, adding "stuff happens," April 11, 2003
 
2013-09-30 01:11:01 PM

mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


apcmag.com

/too soon?
 
2013-09-30 01:11:16 PM

JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.


Because isolating extremists and persecuting them always ends well.

Hey, remind me how they finally ended the IRA attacks in northern Ireland? I recall they tried the contain/strangle thing for decades, how'd that go?
 
2013-09-30 01:11:24 PM

JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.



What are your views on Christian extremism?
 
2013-09-30 01:12:16 PM

JesusJuice: mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.

Which is totally the same as beheading people for blasphemy.


I see different flavors of the same bullshiat, both want God as a central factor in government.

No thank you. Go thump your Bible towards someone who cares.
 
2013-09-30 01:12:21 PM

mainstreet62: Ah, so 9/11 has turned into a joke, has it?

Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!


Everything is funny or nothing is. There is proper time and place, context matters but nothing should be put on a pedestal and be exempt from being made light of.
 
2013-09-30 01:12:27 PM
The US treasury has barred Iranian airlines including Iran Air from being allowed to land or operate in the US. Furthermore, extraterritorial US sanctions prevents European airports from providing Iranian carriers with fuel or accepting money from them.

Unlike US flights, Iranian airlines still travel to London directly but are denied refuelling.



Hah... "Good luck!"
 
2013-09-30 01:13:03 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

[apcmag.com image 620x260]

/too soon?


transitionvoice.com

/too soon?
 
2013-09-30 01:14:45 PM

vygramul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

[apcmag.com image 620x260]

/too soon?

[transitionvoice.com image 744x558]

/too soon?


What's a cubit?
 
2013-09-30 01:15:38 PM

BMulligan: vygramul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

[apcmag.com image 620x260]

/too soon?

[transitionvoice.com image 744x558]

/too soon?

What's a cubit?


A drowned Levantine?
 
2013-09-30 01:16:07 PM
http://memearchive.net/memerial.net/4007/hi-im-khalid-al-mihdhar.jpg

Too soon!

/How the hell do I clean up the link?
 
2013-09-30 01:16:59 PM

BMulligan: vygramul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

[apcmag.com image 620x260]

/too soon?

[transitionvoice.com image 744x558]

/too soon?

What's a cubit?


This guys kid.

fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-09-30 01:17:13 PM

mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.


You know, I agree that conservatives and right-wingers are backwards douchebags.  Is anyone else sick and farking tired about hearing about how oppressed women's uterus are though?  With all the crap going on in the country, this is really on the radar?
 
2013-09-30 01:17:57 PM

vygramul: BMulligan: vygramul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

[apcmag.com image 620x260]

/too soon?

[transitionvoice.com image 744x558]

/too soon?

What's a cubit?

A drowned Levantine?


Riiiiight.
 
2013-09-30 01:18:25 PM

AngryDragon: mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.

You know, I agree that conservatives and right-wingers are backwards douchebags.  Is anyone else sick and farking tired about hearing about how oppressed women's uterus are though?  With all the crap going on in the country, this is really on the radar?


Thankfully, most of us can multi-task when it comes to GOP stupidity.
 
2013-09-30 01:18:43 PM

Ambitwistor: EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.

Iran had one of the most westernized cultures in the region before the Islamic Revolution.  It didn't ease the subsequent troubles ... of course, a lot of that westernization came from the Shah who was considered a U.S. puppet ...


That's largely because the Shah was a brutal dictator reinstalled by the CIA in a coup against their democratically elected leader...
 
2013-09-30 01:18:59 PM
More concern about Saudi Airliners flying directly in to 'Murica.

/But they outsource, so no actual Saudis are harmed.
//Christian terrorists still are #1 death bringer to the world because of a massive military at their disposal.
 
2013-09-30 01:20:03 PM

sheep snorter: More concern about Saudi Airliners flying directly in to 'Murica.

/But they outsource, so no actual Saudis are harmed.
//Christian terrorists still are #1 death bringer to the world because of a massive military at their disposal.


Stop being stupid.
 
2013-09-30 01:20:16 PM

EWreckedSean: Ambitwistor: EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.

Iran had one of the most westernized cultures in the region before the Islamic Revolution.  It didn't ease the subsequent troubles ... of course, a lot of that westernization came from the Shah who was considered a U.S. puppet ...

That's largely because the Shah was a brutal dictator reinstalled by the CIA in a coup against their democratically elected leader...


WTF? This is two posts you've written within 24 hours which I actually agree with. Are you feeling okay?
 
2013-09-30 01:20:49 PM
Obama's going to let the perpetrators of 9/11 fly planes into our buildings??

I KNEW HE WAS IN LEAGUE WITH THE TERRISTS
 
2013-09-30 01:21:17 PM

Lord_Baull: Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?


It involved into most of the theater wide anti-ballistic missile systems we have today?
 
2013-09-30 01:23:12 PM

EWreckedSean: Lord_Baull: Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?

It involved into most of the theater wide anti-ballistic missile systems we have today?


evolved..
 
2013-09-30 01:23:12 PM

JesusJuice: mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.

Which is totally the same as beheading people for blasphemy.


ahem.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Rudolph
 
2013-09-30 01:24:37 PM
We are friends with Iran now.... everyone smile and wave.

They aren't working on any bombs.

See, they are smiling and waving back.
 
2013-09-30 01:25:00 PM

Lord_Baull: Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?


Lucas destroyed it by pulling shiat like this:


www.sabotagetimes.com
 
2013-09-30 01:25:48 PM

vygramul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

[apcmag.com image 620x260]

/too soon?

[transitionvoice.com image 744x558]

/too soon?


que?

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2013-09-30 01:25:50 PM

netcentric: We are friends with Iran now.... everyone smile and wave.

They aren't working on any bombs.

See, they are smiling and waving back.


You're not even trying anymore.  So, onto the list you go.
 
2013-09-30 01:27:58 PM

AngryDragon: mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.

You know, I agree that conservatives and right-wingers are backwards douchebags.  Is anyone else sick and farking tired about hearing about how oppressed women's uterus are though?  With all the crap going on in the country, this is really on the radar?



Well to be fair, most conservatives still think this is 1954.
 
2013-09-30 01:29:02 PM
This kind of thing would have never happened under McCain/ Palin or Romney/Ryan! Nice going libs! Hope you're happy.
 
2013-09-30 01:31:54 PM

Infernalist: netcentric: We are friends with Iran now.... everyone smile and wave.

They aren't working on any bombs.

See, they are smiling and waving back.

You're not even trying anymore.  So, onto the list you go.



You sure? Seems par for the course.
 
2013-09-30 01:32:49 PM

sheep snorter: More concern about Saudi Airliners flying directly in to 'Murica.

/But they outsource, so no actual Saudis are harmed.



Today, on "Liar, Idiot, or Troll?", we have sheep snorter!
 
2013-09-30 01:43:12 PM
Pro trolling from mainstreet 10/10
T
On topic: I for one am thoroughly enjoying the reactionaries not knowing what the fark to say

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2013-09-30 01:44:06 PM
With all the crap I get coming into the US on flights from Brazil, I can only imagine how immigration & customs is going to threat people arriving via those flights.  "will that be full body cavity search, or full body cavity search with a beating?"
 
2013-09-30 01:44:17 PM

Ambitwistor: EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.

Iran had one of the most westernized cultures in the region before the Islamic Revolution.  It didn't ease the subsequent troubles ... of course, a lot of that westernization came from the Shah who was considered a U.S. puppet ...


Considered? We helped overthrow the previous government because they didn't want to let British and American oil companies run roughshod over their countries, and installed the Shah who let us do whatever we wanted as long as we paid him off.
 
2013-09-30 01:46:52 PM

Joe Peanut: With all the crap I get coming into the US on flights from Brazil, I can only imagine how immigration & customs is going to threat people arriving via those flights.  "will that be full body cavity search, or full body cavity search with a beating?"


I think you meant to type either "threaten" or "treat."  Both seem applicable.
 
2013-09-30 01:48:46 PM

sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.


I'd be more scared for the Iranian-Americans who choose to visit Iran then would about the dangers of the return flights.

It's once a year easy we hear about an Iranian-American or Iranian-Canadian being imprisoned and/or murdered in prison on a visit to relatives in Iran.
 
2013-09-30 01:50:19 PM

JesusJuice: mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.

Which is totally the same as beheading people for blasphemy.


Civilized people shoot abortion doctors and drop hellfire missiles on anybody that might not like foreign soldiers busting down their doors.

But beheading? That's barbaric.
 
2013-09-30 01:54:45 PM

LarryDan43: This kind of thing would have never happened under McCain/ Palin or Romney/Ryan! Nice going libs! Hope you're happy.


I am. It's been 34 years. It's time to move on. Maybe we'll pull our heads out of our asses and normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. (I know, not until all those butthurt Miami Cuban ex-pats finally die from old age.)
 
2013-09-30 01:55:39 PM
Last I checked, OBL was Saudi and we still allow Saudi flights to/from US.  What's the problem?
 
2013-09-30 01:58:42 PM

EWreckedSean: EWreckedSean: Lord_Baull: Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?

It involved into most of the theater wide anti-ballistic missile systems we have today?

evolved..


Lolwut?

Today's theater-wide missile defenses have almost nothing in common with SDI/Star Wars. Some of the ERINT tech made it in to the Patriot defense system, but that's like saying you spent a hundred billion on the space program and managed to develop Tang out of it.

Intercepting an ICBM is completely different from intercepting a tactical missile. All the money dumped in to directed energy weapons, for example, is not part of any missile defense that works - those x-ray lasers and other sci fi beam weapons never have come close to working.
 
2013-09-30 01:59:58 PM

JesusJuice: mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.

Which is totally the same as beheading people for blasphemy.



Lethal injection is much more Christian, I guess
 
2013-09-30 02:03:13 PM
We SHOULD make up with the Persians.
 
2013-09-30 02:08:44 PM
Dang, and here I am, fresh out of Stinger missiles.
 
2013-09-30 02:20:31 PM

MisterRonbo: EWreckedSean: EWreckedSean: Lord_Baull: Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?

It involved into most of the theater wide anti-ballistic missile systems we have today?

evolved..

Lolwut?

Today's theater-wide missile defenses have almost nothing in common with SDI/Star Wars. Some of the ERINT tech made it in to the Patriot defense system, but that's like saying you spent a hundred billion on the space program and managed to develop Tang out of it.

Intercepting an ICBM is completely different from intercepting a tactical missile. All the money dumped in to directed energy weapons, for example, is not part of any missile defense that works - those x-ray lasers and other sci fi beam weapons never have come close to working.


SDI turned into BMDO under Clinton turned into the Missile Defense Agency under Bush 43 which is what the program is currently which covers the whole range of anti-missle defense systems.
 
2013-09-30 02:21:37 PM

MisterRonbo: EWreckedSean: EWreckedSean: Lord_Baull: Whatever happened to that fiscally conservative "Star Wars" project?

It involved into most of the theater wide anti-ballistic missile systems we have today?

evolved..

Lolwut?

Today's theater-wide missile defenses have almost nothing in common with SDI/Star Wars. Some of the ERINT tech made it in to the Patriot defense system, but that's like saying you spent a hundred billion on the space program and managed to develop Tang out of it.

Intercepting an ICBM is completely different from intercepting a tactical missile. All the money dumped in to directed energy weapons, for example, is not part of any missile defense that works - those x-ray lasers and other sci fi beam weapons never have come close to working.


Or for your reading pleasure:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_Defense_Agency
 
2013-09-30 02:23:59 PM

vygramul: Eddie Adams from Torrance: mainstreet62: Fantastic. I always wanted to hear jokes about thousands of people dying. They're so funny!

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/too soon?

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/too soon?


msnucleus.org

/too soon to erupt in laughter?
 
2013-09-30 02:29:57 PM

jpo2269: If this means more hot Iranian women roaming our streets, I for one support this move.


As a former Tehrangeles resident, I approve.

Also, Iranian food is yummy.
 
2013-09-30 02:30:04 PM
Gas prices to rise due to pissy "friends"

U.S. Moves on Syria, Iran Anger Saudi Arabia (pay wall) http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303643304579104910000148 876.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

Sorry, but the Wall Street Journal puts up an intermittent paywall after we link it. Please find a different source.

The Obama administration's handling of overtures on Syria and Iran have outraged regional ally Saudi Arabia, which is signaling it wants to do more to boost the power of armed Sunni rebel groups on the ground in Syria as the U.S. pursues diplomacy.

Saudis fear that Syrian President Basher al-Assad will use the time afforded by U.S.- and U.N.-backed diplomacy on Syria "to impose more killing and to torture its people," Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said Thursday night in New York, in a warning that was overshadowed by the attention paid to the weekend's first public contacts in three decades between the presidents of Iran and the U.S.

On Sept. 12, as Mr. Rouhani was tweeting some of the first Iranian overtures in decades to the West, former Saudi diplomat Turki al Faisal was telling a London defense forum that Iran's leaders should stand trial for war crimes for supporting Mr. Assad.

"The current charade of international control over Bashar's chemical arsenal would be funny if it were not so blatantly perfidious, and designed not only to give Mr. Obama an opportunity to back down, but also to help Assad butcher his people," Prince Turki said then.



If the Saudis cared about the people of Syria they would not have sent in "fighters" to free them to death.
 
2013-09-30 02:46:01 PM

Mrfusticle: Lethal injection is much more Christian, I guess


If you can point me to someone who was lethally injected for blasphemy, you might have something resembling a point. Until then - nice attempt at some moderately impressive logical gymnastics.
 
2013-09-30 02:48:57 PM

neversubmit: If the Saudis cared about the people of Syria they would not have sent in "fighters" to free them to death.


The Saudis have their own problems oppressing and killing their OWN people.  Their concern for Iranians (non-Arabs and Shia vs the Saudi Sunnis) is laughable.

Really, this brings two theocracies together.  Both Israel and Saudi Arabia are pretty much the only Debbie Downers on this.  Canada too, but I imagine nobody gives  a shiat anymore what crap comes out of their current administration.

Harper's government is full-on American Neo-cons without the tans.
 
2013-09-30 02:49:33 PM

BigNumber12: If you can point me to someone who was lethally injected for blasphemy, you might have something resembling a point


Would a gay man screaming "OH GOD" while contracting HIV count?
 
2013-09-30 02:54:50 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will warn President Barack Obama at a meeting on Monday that Iran's diplomatic "sweet talk" cannot be trusted and will urge him to pressure Tehran to prevent it being able to make a nuclear bomb.

hahaaaa  STFU Bibi you POS

Stick to cartoonish pictures of bombs for your fearmongering
 
2013-09-30 03:03:07 PM

Shrugging Atlas: Someone alert the USS Vincennes!


An interesting proposition considering it's been scrapped.
 
2013-09-30 03:39:54 PM

EWreckedSean: Why is this scary? Western culture will have far more effects on easing troubles with Iran than sanctions or bombs ever will.


Been awhile.  Were you sanctioned by reason and sanity for constantly drinking the GOP Kool Aid?  Guess it worked.  Kudos!
 
2013-09-30 04:11:32 PM
EWreckedSean:

Ambitwistor: of course, a lot of that westernization came from the Shah who was considered a U.S. puppet ...

That's largely because the Shah was a brutal dictator reinstalled by the CIA in a coup against their democratically elected leader...


That was kind of my point.
 
2013-09-30 04:20:02 PM
It appears that Americans actually believe that IranAir is going to load up one of their Airbus 300s with Iranians and crash it on American soil.  Just like they crash them at London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and so on.  Because that's a strategy that works.

Wow.
 
2013-09-30 04:27:50 PM

kpaxoid: It appears that Americans actually believe that IranAir is going to load up one of their Airbus 300s with Iranians and crash it on American soil. Just like they crash them at London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and so on. Because that's a strategy that works.


Citation?
 
2013-09-30 04:51:14 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: Shrugging Atlas: Someone alert the USS Vincennes!

An interesting proposition considering it's been scrapped.


I'm not allowed any poetic license to make an inappropriate and not terribly funny joke?
 
2013-09-30 04:53:33 PM

BigNumber12: Citation?


Comments in the article.

And you know damn well that some members of the right are using this as an argument against it.
 
2013-09-30 05:38:50 PM

BigNumber12: Mrfusticle: Lethal injection is much more Christian, I guess

If you can point me to someone who was lethally injected for blasphemy, you might have something resembling a point. Until then - nice attempt at some moderately impressive logical gymnastics.


Blasphemy is against the law in Iran .. You may not find the punishment appropriate but you Americans really can't comment on that, can you.
 
2013-09-30 05:41:36 PM
Love the false equivalencies in this thread.  "Sometimes bad things happen in the US, therefore we're just as bad as Iran."

It's amazing the logical contortions people will put themselves through so they can rationalize hating the nation which has given them everything.
 
2013-09-30 06:30:30 PM
What I really fear is Saudi Airlines.
 
2013-09-30 07:07:14 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Comments in the article.


Everything on the internet is true and serious.

Mrfusticle: Blasphemy is against the law in Iran .. You may not find the punishment appropriate but you Americans really can't comment on that, can you.


So, you're still not pointing out instances of Americans' (or even a Christian government's) executing anyone for blasphemy. I guess your "all religions are equally evil" routine needs some work.
 
2013-09-30 08:23:32 PM
I am cautiously optimistic about a thaw in relations. It happened with the Soviet Union, it happened with China. Why not test the waters and see if it can happen with Iran? Historically they are a trading nation. There's money to be made there.
 
2013-09-30 09:43:35 PM
something something...when pigs fly...something something...not halal...

Finish the joke and feel free to take credit.  Too drunk for this.
 
2013-09-30 11:57:41 PM

mainstreet62: JesusJuice: sammyk: Yes subby easing of decades long tensions between Iran and the US is scary.

It is. Islamic extremism is something to be contained and strangled, not interacted with.

And you say that with a straight face while completely ignoring the fact that it happens here in the United States, too, from the Bible thumping idiots that oppose ACA, but are perfectly fine with a government sanctioned toll crossing in every woman's uterus.


1. I'm a firm atheist (not "agnostic," but "gods cannot exist"), very pro-choice (actually  pro-abortion), and I'm very opposed to the ACA (partially because if it sticks and Republicans come to power again, guess what medical procedures they'll go after first).

2. The most violent Christians in America are pussies next to moderately violent Muslims in places like Iran. When's the last time you heard of someone martyring himself for the Vatican? Or John Hagee Ministries? Christians worldwide are mostly pacified and secularized; this is not true of Muslims anywhere in the world at this time.

3. Iran is still a totalitarian theocratic dictatorship, while the United States is (supposed to be, at least) a secular nation of free people. Us making friends with them is like trying to be friends with the mafia goons down the street. No matter what linguistic and mental gymnastics you perform to make it appear the relationship is one of mutual respect, in reality the relationship is what they want it to be because of the knife at your throat.

4. If they want to "ease tensions," they can begin by abolishing the training, arming, and funding of terrorists, admitting Islam is nothing more than an oppressive political system masquerading as a religion, removing all legal authority the Islamic clergy has, and - as a gesture of good faith - dismantling their military. Then I'll feel better about diplomatic relations and the resulting open airports.
 
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