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(The Guardian Express)   U.S. troops could return to the Middle East to train Iraqi soldiers. What do we need to train them for? We've been fighting them for more than ten years and still haven't been able to beat them   (guardianlv.com) divider line 43
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2014-01-20 09:12:40 AM  
Send in Dick Cheney.
 
2014-01-20 09:49:45 AM  
It's not that we can't beat soldiers.  Our military is the best in the world at killing people and breaking things.  No standing army has a chance!  It's playing police that they utterly fail at.
 
2014-01-20 09:59:51 AM  
We were fighting  against them?!  I thought we were fighting  for them, or rebuilding them, or some such

/On May 1, 2003 the mission  was accomplished. We should have left.  But then all of a sudden they started talking about "rebuilding".  Nobody said anything about rebuilding in the run up to war, but for over a decade, we've been rebuilding the damage caused from a war that lasted all of twelve days.
 
2014-01-20 10:09:58 AM  

Il Douchey: /On May 1, 2003 the mission was accomplished. We should have left. But then all of a sudden they started talking about "rebuilding". Nobody said anything about rebuilding in the run up to war, but for over a decade, we've been rebuilding the damage caused from a war that lasted all of twelve days.


yeah technically correct, the best kind of correct.

However, when have we ever done that? You know we still have troop in both Germany and Japan? WE NEVER REALLY LEAVE. Ever! It was a given that when we blow stuff up we're going to stick around to rebuild. Normally the rebuilding process wins the hearts and minds and we end up with new best buddies to trade our goods with.
 
2014-01-20 10:13:33 AM  
They will welcome us with candy and flowers.
 
2014-01-20 10:37:51 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Normally the rebuilding process wins the hearts and minds


And wins a no bid contract to the company of the guy who destroyed it in the first place.
 
2014-01-20 10:48:12 AM  
Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?
 
2014-01-20 10:51:13 AM  
Because we've been doing it wrong, trying to fight a culture-based conflict with military force.
 
2014-01-20 10:56:42 AM  

wambu: Because we've been doing it wrong, trying to fight a culture-based conflict with military force.


Not disagreeing but what is the proper way to fight it?
 
2014-01-20 10:58:33 AM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-20 10:59:58 AM  
It won't be US Troops, it'll be private US contractors. Those wonderful free-market private contractors that we all know and love.

Besides, the troops have too much to do proving PTSD and getting weed prescriptions.
 
2014-01-20 11:00:09 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?


See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?
 
2014-01-20 11:03:45 AM  
I have an idea. let's have the oil and contracting companies that had us go in there and secure long term contracts for them in the first place do it.
 
2014-01-20 11:11:05 AM  

Mugato: And wins a no bid contract to the company of the guy who destroyed it in the first place.


1) like the people in Iraq knew that
2) He sold the shares before taking office (remember every crying about all those tasty profits?)

I'm getting trolled arn't I?
 
2014-01-20 11:13:24 AM  

LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?


I don't know either, but the earliest thing I could find (at least within the general time frame of Obama's election) was this little gem from a Hawaii-blog in 2008 discussing Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=14645&page=2

Re: Jon & Kate Plus Eight

I'm a Korean hapa and while I was growing up we sometimes called a fart "bongo", which is a loose pronunciation of bangu/pangu, which after a little googling, I now find is the Korean word for gas passing.

Last edited by mapen; September 4th, 2008 at 08:10 AM.
 
2014-01-20 11:15:13 AM  

nekom: It's not that we can't beat soldiers.  Our military is the best in the world at killing people and breaking things.  No standing army has a chance!  It's playing police that they utterly fail at.


Best in the world at starting wars, worst in the world at finishing them
 
2014-01-20 11:16:45 AM  

LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?


First it was born a Muslim in Kenya...
 
2014-01-20 11:17:18 AM  
>The U.S. Congress is wary of sectarian violence breaking out along the shiate and Sunni factions which was a catalyst to send  U.S. troops into Iraq during the Iraq War. 

Wait, WHAT?

What the fark alternative universe is this guy coming from? The Sunni / Shia shiat storm only broke out AFTER America decided to free the hell out of Iraq. Sure, Saddam was being nasty to the Shia, but it wasn't a patch on the recent violence.

I'm not saying Iraq wasn't a shiat sandwich under Hussein, but America peeled off the bread and crapped all over it.
 
2014-01-20 11:23:52 AM  

dr.zaeus: LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?

I don't know either, but the earliest thing I could find (at least within the general time frame of Obama's election) was this little gem from a Hawaii-blog in 2008 discussing Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=14645&page=2

Re: Jon & Kate Plus Eight

I'm a Korean hapa and while I was growing up we sometimes called a fart "bongo", which is a loose pronunciation of bangu/pangu, which after a little googling, I now find is the Korean word for gas passing.

Last edited by mapen; September 4th, 2008 at 08:10 AM.


Still doesn't really make a direct connection, but I appreciate your effort in trying to explain.
 
2014-01-20 11:41:10 AM  
The problem is the rules of engagement.  If we let our troops fight with the ferocity that the Department of Education SWAT team uses on our own citizens who might (or might not) owe on their student loans, Iraq would be as tame as downtown Duluth on a Tuesday morning.  Problem is, we never hit foreign enemies as hard as we hit our own people.
 
2014-01-20 11:49:42 AM  

Therion: Send in Dick Cheney.


I hear he's handy with a shotgun.

/ BOOM, headshot!
 
2014-01-20 11:51:14 AM  

LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?


A lot of anti-Obama and birthers don't like using his real name and like to use childish nicknames for him. So during a Fark thread a long time back farmers were mocking them and trying to come up with the next stupid nickname, and someone suggested fartbongo and it caught on.
 
2014-01-20 11:51:51 AM  
Farmers should have been farkers.
 
2014-01-20 11:52:40 AM  
Returning to the middle east would actually involve LEAVING the middle east first subby. Those "reserve" troops sweating their bag off in Kuwait kinda count. All 50K+.
 
2014-01-20 11:56:07 AM  

LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?


What's dumber, people using the term or you spending time wondering how they came up with it?
 
2014-01-20 12:13:15 PM  

ShawnDoc: LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?

A lot of anti-Obama and birthers don't like using his real name and like to use childish nicknames for him. So during a Fark thread a long time back farmers were mocking them and trying to come up with the next stupid nickname, and someone suggested fartbongo and it caught on.


Plenty of people still refer to him as Barry Soetero
 
2014-01-20 12:13:26 PM  

ShawnDoc: LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?

A lot of anti-Obama and birthers don't like using his real name and like to use childish nicknames for him. So during a Fark thread a long time back farmers were mocking them and trying to come up with the next stupid nickname, and someone suggested fartbongo and it caught on.


Ah, gotcha - thanks. I usually ignore political threads, so I can see why I missed it.
 
2014-01-20 12:18:09 PM  

zimbomba63: LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?

What's dumber, people using the term or you spending time wondering how they came up with it?


Spending a great deal of time on it, would be stupid, so I don't.

However, when I see the nickname, it automatically prompts me to think of the speaker as an eight-year-old with a double-digit IQ since it's so childish (regardless of who it is supposed to refer to), and I became curious as to how it started.

Sating curiosity is rarely dumb nor is it generally a waste of time, unlike your reply/question. Have a nice day!
 
2014-01-20 12:19:34 PM  
Send in John Kerry - Everyone will get a purple heart.....

incidentally, have a friend that is asouth Tx hunting guide, Cheney peppered his truck with birdshot once!
 
2014-01-20 12:20:22 PM  

ShawnDoc: LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?

A lot of anti-Obama and birthers don't like using his real name and like to use childish nicknames for him. So during a Fark thread a long time back farmers were mocking them and trying to come up with the next stupid nickname, and someone suggested fartbongo and it caught on.


Ronny Ray Gun.

You're all idiots.

And, Subby, it's been 20 years.
 
2014-01-20 12:56:39 PM  

ShawnDoc: A lot of anti-Obama and birthers don't like using his real name and like to use childish nicknames for him. So during a Fark thread a long time back farmers were mocking them and trying to come up with the next stupid nickname, and someone suggested fartbongo and it caught on.


So, it was started by an Obama fan, to be used by Obama fans to mock others.

LZeitgeist: However, when I see the nickname, it automatically prompts me to think of the speaker as an eight-year-old with a double-digit IQ since it's so childish (regardless of who it is supposed to refer to), and I became curious as to how it started.


Sounds like you got that part right.
 
2014-01-20 01:07:35 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: 2) He sold the shares before taking office (remember every crying about all those tasty profits?)


lol
 
2014-01-20 01:21:01 PM  

zimbomba63: LZeitgeist: Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

See, this is the most retarded nickname ever created.

What is the phonetic logic that gets from O-BA-MA to FART-BONG-O? It makes no farking sense.

Can somebody explain how this bit of stupidity was generated?

What's dumber, people using the term or you spending time wondering how they came up with it?


There is some merit in trying to understand why people are so stupid.  It's led to a few examples of things we now know not to do, such as lead pipes.

Then again, in terms of the overall amount of stupidity in the world, I can understand why one might feel that it's mostly wasted effort.
 
2014-01-20 01:24:59 PM  
Subby, are you functionally retarded?
 
2014-01-20 01:48:07 PM  

nekom: wambu: Because we've been doing it wrong, trying to fight a culture-based conflict with military force.

Not disagreeing but what is the proper way to fight it?


I'm afraid that at this point, it's too late and there is nothing that can be done. The Western powers have farked it up pretty bad for decades.
 
2014-01-20 02:06:49 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Wasn't Fartbongo saying we had Al-Qaeda on the run not too long ago?

whether you support the president or not, why would you think making a mockery of his name advances your argument?
/especially when your fark name is blue smurf d*ck cheese, and you chose it.

 
2014-01-20 03:42:45 PM  

Cormee: nekom: It's not that we can't beat soldiers.  Our military is the best in the world at killing people and breaking things.  No standing army has a chance!  It's playing police that they utterly fail at.

Best in the world at starting wars, worst in the world at finishing them


It was the government that started it, not the military.
 
2014-01-20 04:11:31 PM  
Shock and awe!

Flash bombs & Rock and Roll!
 
2014-01-20 04:33:52 PM  

shanrick: They will welcome us with candy and flowers.


Or pelt us with rocks and garbage.
 
2014-01-20 04:51:06 PM  
Sending in advisers?  Haven't we been through this once before?
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-20 06:57:07 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-20 10:39:16 PM  
0/10 subby....idiot
 
2014-01-21 08:16:05 AM  

SandmanEatsYourBrain: It won't be US Troops, it'll be private US contractors. Those wonderful free-market private contractors that we all know and love.

Besides, the troops have too much to do proving PTSD and getting weed prescriptions.


Don't forget the troops going through rehab for missing limbs. That probably eats up a little bit of their time.
 
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