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(Metro)   One thing the Afghanistan Taliban didn't blow up when they blew up the two sixth-century Buddhas in 2001--the people of the caves   (metro.co.uk) divider line 38
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2014-03-27 02:45:58 AM  
Radicalism is a plague that needs to be eradicated.

Unless it's 80's skateboarding radicalism, in which case it should be looked up on wistfully.
 
2014-03-27 02:55:01 AM  
So, missionary accomplished?
 
2014-03-27 03:02:02 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Radicalism is a plague that needs to be eradicated.

Unless it's 80's skateboarding radicalism, in which case it should be looked up on wistfully.


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Agreed.
 
2014-03-27 03:09:16 AM  
The funny/sad thing is if we'd done it the way the rest of the world wanted, we would have moved the people out of the caves and kept the Buddhas.
 
2014-03-27 03:16:45 AM  
There's people still alive in Afghanistan? I thought we finished the job.
 
2014-03-27 03:32:30 AM  
It's not that big of a deal. It might be the only good thing they have done. Destroying false idols is good for all of us.
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2014-03-27 03:57:23 AM  
Someday, they might very well blow up the pyramids.  Depending on who you believe, the pyramids weren't just tombs but had significant religious meaning, which would make them very un-islamic.
 
2014-03-27 03:59:47 AM  
Come, Mister Taliban, tally me 2 Buddhas, Karzai come and me wan' go home
 
2014-03-27 04:08:27 AM  

illannoyin: AverageAmericanGuy: Radicalism is a plague that needs to be eradicated.

Unless it's 80's skateboarding radicalism, in which case it should be looked up on wistfully.



Agreed.


That's pretty cool. If there weren't so many Muslim people in this city, I might wear that shirt.
 
2014-03-27 04:18:07 AM  
What about the goats? Are their goats okay?

danielscissorhands: illannoyin: AverageAmericanGuy: Radicalism is a plague that needs to be eradicated.

Unless it's 80's skateboarding radicalism, in which case it should be looked up on wistfully.

Agreed.

That's pretty cool. If there weren't so many Muslim people in this city, I might wear that shirt.


Wear it anyway. This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure). And that shirt isn't even mocking, gleaming the cube knows no religious boundaries.
 
2014-03-27 04:21:50 AM  

robohobo: This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure).


Yeah.  Christians really are a very persecuted religion. They just want to be left alone to worship in peace.  Why can't Americans see this?  Seriously, if we would just stop picking on them, we wouldn't even know they were there.
 
2014-03-27 04:27:25 AM  

robohobo: What about the goats? Are their goats okay?

danielscissorhands: illannoyin: AverageAmericanGuy: Radicalism is a plague that needs to be eradicated.

Unless it's 80's skateboarding radicalism, in which case it should be looked up on wistfully.

Agreed.

That's pretty cool. If there weren't so many Muslim people in this city, I might wear that shirt.

Wear it anyway. This is America, Canada

FTFY

Vodka Zombie: robohobo: This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure).

Yeah.  Christians really are a very persecuted religion. They just want to be left alone to worship in peace.  Why can't Americans see this?  Seriously, if we would just stop picking on them, we wouldn't even know they were there.


This.
 
2014-03-27 04:35:44 AM  

danielscissorhands: robohobo: What about the goats? Are their goats okay?

danielscissorhands: illannoyin: AverageAmericanGuy: Radicalism is a plague that needs to be eradicated.

Unless it's 80's skateboarding radicalism, in which case it should be looked up on wistfully.

Agreed.

That's pretty cool. If there weren't so many Muslim people in this city, I might wear that shirt.

Wear it anyway. This is America, Canada

FTFYVodka Zombie: robohobo: This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure).

Yeah.  Christians really are a very persecuted religion. They just want to be left alone to worship in peace.  Why can't Americans see this?  Seriously, if we would just stop picking on them, we wouldn't even know they were there.

This.


Lulz, so okay, Canada. Would it be a 'hate crime' up there? Also, is Spencer Rice a hero up North? Was he the favorite?
 
2014-03-27 04:44:24 AM  
robohobo:

Lulz, so okay, Canada. Would it be a 'hate crime' up there? Also, is Spencer Rice a hero up North? Was he the favorite?

No, it's Canada, so as long as it says "sorry," somewhere on the t-shirt, it would not be a hate crime.

I have no idea who Spencer Rice is.
 
2014-03-27 05:19:18 AM  
Yeah..the Taliban.  I remember them.  A super cohesive, unified group where all members think exactly the same about everything.
 
2014-03-27 06:08:50 AM  

phrawgh: It's not that big of a deal. It might be the only good thing they have done. Destroying false idols is good for all of us.


Not sure if you be trollin, but destroying false idols calls their falseness into question. If they are powerless, leave them be.

Those two Buddhas were destroyed because of their power, if only the power of another perspective.
 
2014-03-27 07:02:11 AM  

Vodka Zombie: robohobo: This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure).

Yeah.  Christians really are a very persecuted religion. They just want to be left alone to worship in peace.  Why can't Americans see this?  Seriously, if we would just stop picking on them, we wouldn't even know they were there.


Where did anyone suggest persecution? People here have mocked Christianity since the Chick Tract and CapAlert days - are you going to deny that?
 
2014-03-27 07:03:47 AM  
Brown people's problems.

I care not.
 
2014-03-27 07:25:27 AM  

Novart: Where did anyone suggest persecution? People here have mocked Christianity since the Chick Tract and CapAlert days - are you going to deny that?


He's basically saying, "I don't mock Muslims because I'm scared of them, so STFU."

/mockery = persecution when he wants it to be
//mockery != persecution when he wants it to be
///'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.'
 
2014-03-27 07:35:45 AM  

Tatterdemalian: Novart: Where did anyone suggest persecution? People here have mocked Christianity since the Chick Tract and CapAlert days - are you going to deny that?

He's basically saying, "I don't mock Muslims because I'm scared of them, so STFU."

/mockery = persecution when he wants it to be
//mockery != persecution when he wants it to be
///'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.'


Wait, dude.......what? We don't mock muslims, here?
Me and a whole bunch of other Farkers didn't get that memo.
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2014-03-27 08:00:00 AM  

Novart: Vodka Zombie: robohobo: This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure).

Yeah.  Christians really are a very persecuted religion. They just want to be left alone to worship in peace.  Why can't Americans see this?  Seriously, if we would just stop picking on them, we wouldn't even know they were there.

Where did anyone suggest persecution? People here have mocked Christianity since the Chick Tract and CapAlert days - are you going to deny that?


Yep. Mocking "Stupid and crazy" is not necessarily mocking Christianity.
 
2014-03-27 08:19:12 AM  
I have heard it translated as the "religion of peace". I have also heard it more accurately translated as the "religion of subjugation". The crime against humanity of which the destroyed statues demonstrates is that "peace" may not be on terms that many people will find very tolerable.
 
2014-03-27 08:25:52 AM  
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/unimpressed
 
2014-03-27 08:36:17 AM  

Novart: Vodka Zombie: robohobo: This is America, where the mocking of religion if just fine(as long as it's Christianity, if Fark is any measure).

Yeah.  Christians really are a very persecuted religion. They just want to be left alone to worship in peace.  Why can't Americans see this?  Seriously, if we would just stop picking on them, we wouldn't even know they were there.

Where did anyone suggest persecution? People here have mocked Christianity since the Chick Tract and CapAlert days - are you going to deny that?


This one damn near just jumped in the boat!
 
2014-03-27 08:55:19 AM  

svanmeter: I have heard it translated as the "religion of peace". I have also heard it more accurately translated as the "religion of subjugation". The crime against humanity of which the destroyed statues demonstrates is that "peace" may not be on terms that many people will find very tolerable.


The most accurate translation is "submission." It's a religion built on using bullying to establish a pecking order among its adherents, with Allah at the top.

/and non-Muslims at the bottom
//other than that, anything goes, as long as it's all aimed at making people submit to their betters
 
2014-03-27 09:08:10 AM  
I've been too to Bamyan, they blew up more than two Buddhas.  img.fark.net
 
2014-03-27 09:20:04 AM  
Ok, so, not to defend the Taliban on this front, but although there had been several previous fatwas suggesting that the stone Buddhas should be destroyed, the Taliban leadership had made it clear that they didn't feel that was a useful course of action

until

A big NGO said they were going to spend several million dollars to restore the Buddhas...at which point the Taliban said, "Afghanistan is poor and has many serious problems. If you have millions of dollars to spend in Afghanistan please spend them on health and nutrition instead."

The NGO said, "we spend our money the way we want to."

At that point Mullah Omar told the Taliban, "I think you guys need some rappelling and demolitions practice."

And thus...history...
 
2014-03-27 10:07:26 AM  

RevCarter: A big NGO said they were going to spend several million dollars to restore the Buddhas...at which point the Taliban said, "Afghanistan is poor and has many serious problems - "


Most notably the Taliban.
 
2014-03-27 10:58:38 AM  
Whelp, there was that
 
2014-03-27 12:46:10 PM  

RevCarter: Ok, so, not to defend the Taliban on this front, but although there had been several previous fatwas suggesting that the stone Buddhas should be destroyed, the Taliban leadership had made it clear that they didn't feel that was a useful course of action

until

A big NGO said they were going to spend several million dollars to restore the Buddhas...at which point the Taliban said, "Afghanistan is poor and has many serious problems. If you have millions of dollars to spend in Afghanistan please spend them on health and nutrition instead."

The NGO said, "we spend our money the way we want to."

At that point Mullah Omar told the Taliban, "I think you guys need some rappelling and demolitions practice."

And thus...history...


And I bet the NGO went, "Ok, you got us" and gave the money to the poor.  Or what the Taliban defined as "poor", which would have been their Madrassas.
 
2014-03-27 02:27:29 PM  
She and her surviving relatives managed to flee to Iran, only returning once they felt sure Nato forces had driven their tormentors away

Holy farking shiat. You were safe and you decided to put yourself back into danger? Maybe next time once you get out of your war torn shiat hole and make it some place relatively safer, you I don't know, don't return to the war torn shiat hole?
 
2014-03-27 03:10:36 PM  

AgentPothead: She and her surviving relatives managed to flee to Iran, only returning once they felt sure Nato forces had driven their tormentors away

Holy farking shiat. You were safe and you decided to put yourself back into danger? Maybe next time once you get out of your war torn shiat hole and make it some place relatively safer, you I don't know, don't return to the war torn shiat hole?


To be fair, if your fallback option is "flee to Iran", you're not exactly moving on up to the East Side....

/sorry for earworm
 
2014-03-27 03:34:05 PM  
I remember some ass clown wanted to waist millions of tax dollars to rebuild them.
 
2014-03-27 04:19:31 PM  
The Taliban has regained control of large swathes of Afghanistan and their influence is likely to expand after controversial presidential elections, security experts have warned. The Islamic fundamentalists now dominate eastern and southern parts of the country and are 'biding their time' for Western troops to withdraw, Middle East analysts believe.


Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-03-27 04:38:53 PM  

Loadmaster: The Taliban has regained control of large swathes of Afghanistan and their influence is likely to expand after controversial presidential elections, security experts have warned. The Islamic fundamentalists now dominate eastern and southern parts of the country and are 'biding their time' for Western troops to withdraw, Middle East analysts believe.


I figure one of three outcomes:

1. Analysts are incorrect and the Taliban will lose after we're gone, even if it's via long civil war.
2. The Taliban will come back, but realizing that they can only reliably shiat on their own people, will remain staunchly isolationist -- no more support for any group that launches attacks outside their borders and they'll actually hand over such people or look the other way when we drone them.
3. Afghanistan War II -- Electric Boogaloo.  Taliban interpret their "victory" as a sign and allow Al Qaeda to start shiat again, eventually pissing us off to the point we "return".

First case, cool, we're done there.

Second case... well, that sucks but the people of Afghanistan have to grow some balls and decide they don't want lunatics running their country.

Third case... At that point, we need to dump the concept of "Freeing the people" and go back to the "Savannah Campaign" form of war.
 
2014-03-27 04:48:28 PM  

elchupacabra: AgentPothead: She and her surviving relatives managed to flee to Iran, only returning once they felt sure Nato forces had driven their tormentors away

Holy farking shiat. You were safe and you decided to put yourself back into danger? Maybe next time once you get out of your war torn shiat hole and make it some place relatively safer, you I don't know, don't return to the war torn shiat hole?

To be fair, if your fallback option is "flee to Iran", you're not exactly moving on up to the East Side....

/sorry for earworm

Bamyan is one of the most peaceful provinces in Regional Command East.  The locals hate the Taliban and don't put up with their Shiat.  The US military doesn't even have much of a presents there.  The Kiwi's have a small FOB on the outskirts of the town but other than that it is quiet there and the locals are probably the most educated in the entire country.  It's going to be a shame for that area when the US and the coalition withdraw.
 
2014-03-27 05:02:02 PM  

feickus: elchupacabra: AgentPothead: She and her surviving relatives managed to flee to Iran, only returning once they felt sure Nato forces had driven their tormentors away

Holy farking shiat. You were safe and you decided to put yourself back into danger? Maybe next time once you get out of your war torn shiat hole and make it some place relatively safer, you I don't know, don't return to the war torn shiat hole?

To be fair, if your fallback option is "flee to Iran", you're not exactly moving on up to the East Side....

/sorry for earworm
Bamyan is one of the most peaceful provinces in Regional Command East.  The locals hate the Taliban and don't put up with their Shiat.  The US military doesn't even have much of a presents there.  The Kiwi's have a small FOB on the outskirts of the town but other than that it is quiet there and the locals are probably the most educated in the entire country.  It's going to be a shame for that area when the US and the coalition withdraw.


Can we arm them?  Make it at minimum painful for the Taliban to reconquer?
 
2014-03-27 05:14:27 PM  
 

elchupacabra: feickus: elchupacabra: AgentPothead: She and her surviving relatives managed to flee to Iran, only returning once they felt sure Nato forces had driven their tormentors away

Holy farking shiat. You were safe and you decided to put yourself back into danger? Maybe next time once you get out of your war torn shiat hole and make it some place relatively safer, you I don't know, don't return to the war torn shiat hole?

To be fair, if your fallback option is "flee to Iran", you're not exactly moving on up to the East Side....

/sorry for earworm
Bamyan is one of the most peaceful provinces in Regional Command East.  The locals hate the Taliban and don't put up with their Shiat.  The US military doesn't even have much of a presents there.  The Kiwi's have a small FOB on the outskirts of the town but other than that it is quiet there and the locals are probably the most educated in the entire country.  It's going to be a shame for that area when the US and the coalition withdraw.

Can we arm them?  Make it at minimum painful for the Taliban to reconquer?


The ANA and the ANP are there and they actually show potential but it depends how much of a fight the Taliban want.  I doubt the locals will have the will to fight if the rest of the country falls apart around them.
 
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