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(Yahoo)   US aircraft are now flying over Nigeria looking for the kidnapped schoolgirls, because if anything can find a Muslim wedding it's a predator drone   (uk.news.yahoo.com) divider line 96
    More: Followup, Muslim Wedding, Nigerians, Boko Haram, White House spokesman, Africa Command, Islamic extremists, aircraft  
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2014-05-13 08:36:50 AM  
Ouch. Nice headline subby.
 
2014-05-13 08:37:34 AM  
That is true Headline of the Year material.
 
2014-05-13 08:38:01 AM  
Ignored the piles of bodies.
 
2014-05-13 08:39:49 AM  
Magnificent headline.  Horrible situation.  Any rescue operation is going to be extremely tricky and could turn to shiat in a heartbeat.  I don't envy the people who are trying to solve this, but I am hoping for a positive outcome.
 
2014-05-13 08:40:51 AM  
The headline is funny because the Nigerian's are Muslim and the implication is they'll be forced to "marry" (have sex) with their captors.  Right?

Because I get the drone blowing up a Muslim wedding reference, I just don't get how it applies here.
 
2014-05-13 08:41:32 AM  
Hm.

/golfclap
 
2014-05-13 08:42:30 AM  
I thought we weren't the policemen of the world?
 
2014-05-13 08:44:59 AM  

toadist: I thought we weren't the policemen of the world?


Oh we totally aren't, until something happens that the public doesn't like and then it's OMFG why aren't we doing something!
 
2014-05-13 08:46:19 AM  
Oooh. Wow. That was a dandy...
 
2014-05-13 08:46:35 AM  
These guys are so farking dead.  They just keep digging their own graves.
 
2014-05-13 08:47:44 AM  
ObamaDrones
 
2014-05-13 08:50:08 AM  

toadist: I thought we weren't the policemen of the world?


If we don't do it, Putin will.

/and as Crimea is finding out, he does it very wrong indeed
 
2014-05-13 08:50:37 AM  
Are they still having genocide in the Congo on a daily basis that we don't give a shiat about?  Why do we care about this?
 
2014-05-13 08:51:17 AM  
I larfed.

Hey subby, drones don't have seats, so I guess we're just gonna have to climb on the thing and ride it to Hell.
 
2014-05-13 08:52:14 AM  
I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.
 
2014-05-13 08:52:52 AM  

debug: Are they still having genocide in the Congo on a daily basis that we don't give a shiat about?  Why do we care about this?


Because Michelle had a sad.
 
2014-05-13 08:53:16 AM  
Epic cringe laugh Subby. +1
 
2014-05-13 08:53:55 AM  
Action nut...Freudian or typo...hmmm.
 
2014-05-13 08:54:03 AM  

debug: Are they still having genocide in the Congo on a daily basis that we don't give a shiat about?  Why do we care about this?


Central African Republic.
 
2014-05-13 08:55:10 AM  

lennavan: The headline is funny because the Nigerian's are Muslim and the implication is they'll be forced to "marry" (have sex) with their captors.  Right?

Because I get the drone blowing up a Muslim wedding reference, I just don't get how it applies here.


Boko Haram is more formally called "Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad".  It is a militant Islamic fundamentalist group.

The girls are going to be sold into sexual slavery, according to the leader of Boko Haram.

Make sense now?
 
2014-05-13 08:55:33 AM  

Ring of Fire: debug: Are they still having genocide in the Congo on a daily basis that we don't give a shiat about?  Why do we care about this?

Central African Republic.


Very difficult to put out a CAR on fire.
 
2014-05-13 08:56:44 AM  
And I thought hash tag diplomacy was working. Who knew taking a picture of yourself holding a sign wouldn't work on a group capable of kidnapping 200 girls.
 
2014-05-13 08:57:04 AM  

Friction8r: I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.


Why on earth would you possibly think that's the case?  It's one of the precise few situations- protection of human rights - where progressives regularly argue for action.
 
2014-05-13 08:57:33 AM  

pag1107: toadist: I thought we weren't the policemen of the world?

Oh we totally aren't, until something happens that the public doesn't like and then it's OMFG why aren't we doing something!


it's the Parker Doctrine - with great power comes greats responsibility.

Snark aside, we have the largest and most capable military in the world.  We should either use it for good or reduce it. Our schizophrenia over this prevents us from doing either wisely.
 
2014-05-13 08:58:07 AM  

abfalter: These guys are so farking dead.  They just keep digging their own graves.


If it is like other drone strikes, a few of the girls will die too.
 
2014-05-13 08:59:46 AM  
Excellent work, subby.
 
2014-05-13 08:59:57 AM  

unyon: Friction8r: I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.

Why on earth would you possibly think that's the case?  It's one of the precise few situations- protection of human rights - where progressives regularly argue for action.


Next time a conservative gets into office and actually kills a terrorist we'll let you know.  Don't hold your breath.
 
2014-05-13 09:01:28 AM  

unyon: Friction8r: I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.

Why on earth would you possibly think that's the case?  It's one of the precise few situations- protection of human rights - where progressives regularly argue for action.


Human rights... you mean like protesting the campus airing of a documentary on female genital mutilation on campus. Liberals are not regularly arguing against abuses on women in the muslim world. See Brandeis and other protests against airing the documentary. This is one area progressives really cant argue.
 
2014-05-13 09:03:15 AM  

debug: Are they still having genocide in the Congo on a daily basis that we don't give a shiat about?  Why do we care about this?


That have oil, dumba$$
 
2014-05-13 09:03:45 AM  
dude, nice headline. wowza.
 
2014-05-13 09:04:35 AM  
I snerted.  Nice work subby.
 
2014-05-13 09:05:08 AM  
We need a cops theme for the drone
 
2014-05-13 09:06:16 AM  

unyon: Friction8r: I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.

Why on earth would you possibly think that's the case?  It's one of the precise few situations- protection of human rights - where progressives regularly argue for action.


Too many years of seeing other presidents taking action to preserve human rights in other countries and seeing progressives lose their freaking minds over it. Also, drones are handy. I'm glad we spend so much on the military to get such cool technology.
 
2014-05-13 09:08:12 AM  
HOTY Candidate fo sho!
 
2014-05-13 09:10:49 AM  
They do send combat troops every now and then to Africa when bad guys hit the news.

Don't know if it does any good.   The same kind of bad stories pop up each year.

http://www.africanglobe.net/africa/joseph-kony-dressed-africas-bin-l ad ed/

2011 it was Joe Kony.   Now Boko Haram.
 
2014-05-13 09:11:47 AM  

lilbordr: HOTY Candidate fo sho!


I think that unless Macauley Culkin kidnaps Miley Cyrus in order to impregnate her in his Fortress of Doom that voting can closed now. This headline has it locked up.
 
2014-05-13 09:12:23 AM  

Friction8r: unyon: Friction8r: I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.

Why on earth would you possibly think that's the case?  It's one of the precise few situations- protection of human rights - where progressives regularly argue for action.

Too many years of seeing other presidents taking action to preserve human rights in other countries and seeing progressives lose their freaking minds over it. Also, drones are handy. I'm glad we spend so much on the military to get such cool technology.


Is the word "progressives" a new slang for liberals and left-wingers?  Cause it is quite a compliment, really.

You should be wary when your president says they want to take military action to preserve human rights in other countries.  Vietnam was originally a "human rights" issue, we just went in to "protect" them.  And then we bombed the ever loving shiat out of them.  Same with Iraq.  Hell, thats what Putin keeps saying about Crimea, that he will use military action to protect the human rights of Crimeans.

Part of the problem with military spending is that not all of it goes to R&D new technologies that could be used in the civilian sector.  Most of it goes to buy more copies of existing technology.  Like tanks.  Nobody uses, needs, or wants main battle tanks any more, but we keep pouring money into them to keep people working in factories and keep the factory owners paying taxes.
 
2014-05-13 09:14:57 AM  
Well done Smitty! Well done!
 
2014-05-13 09:15:17 AM  

nekom: Magnificent headline.  Horrible situation.  Any rescue operation is going to be extremely tricky and could turn to shiat in a heartbeat.  I don't envy the people who are trying to solve this, but I am hoping for a positive outcome.


It's got to be like defusing a bomb with a pair of tweezers while riding a very bumpy roller coaster.
Not a lot of fun, but if you can do it then you're a hero.
 
2014-05-13 09:15:41 AM  

JNowe: debug: Are they still having genocide in the Congo on a daily basis that we don't give a shiat about?  Why do we care about this?

Because Michelle had a sad.


This. Where was Michelle in Feb when they burned alive nearly 100 schoolboys?
 
2014-05-13 09:16:17 AM  

lennavan: The headline is funny because the Nigerian's are Muslim and the implication is they'll be forced to "marry" (have sex) with their captors.  Right?

Because I get the drone blowing up a Muslim wedding reference, I just don't get how it applies here.


The kidnappers are crazy radical muslim terrorists who think forcibly marrying off young girls is ok, and they kinda just kidnapped a couple hundred of them.  Chances are they will probably "marry" a few of them.  How does that not apply?
 
2014-05-13 09:16:25 AM  

Friction8r: oo many years of seeing other presidents taking action to preserve human rights in other countries and seeing progressives lose their freaking minds over it.


Sometime today, there will be an Iraqi kid who will make the mistake of kicking a remnant unexploded bomblet from a cluster bomb and lose a leg.  I'll make sure to remind him to thank you for that freedom bomblet.
 
2014-05-13 09:17:12 AM  
This whole thing is a joke (a very bad one).  The girls have probably been split up and I'd bet more than a few have already been sold or killed.

There is something like 26,000 square kilometers of jungle where they could be - that is if they're even still in Nigeria.

They may very well be in Chad or Niger.

It would be great if we - or anyone - could locate and rescue them, but any such mission is likely to end in a massacre of not only terrorists, but the schoolgirls as well.
 
2014-05-13 09:17:32 AM  
Just look for the stink lines.
 
2014-05-13 09:19:53 AM  

brimed03: Ouch. Nice headline subby.


angryjd: That is true Headline of the Year material.

 
2014-05-13 09:20:20 AM  
I'm issuing a fatwa on Abubakar Shekau. There's a month of Total Fark for the person that brings me his head.
 
2014-05-13 09:22:53 AM  
Bravo, subby
 
2014-05-13 09:23:39 AM  
Is Niger pleased?
 
2014-05-13 09:24:21 AM  

Egoy3k: unyon: Friction8r: I support this action nut I'm pretty sure Fark progressive types would be going batshiat crazy if their boy weren't in office.

Why on earth would you possibly think that's the case?  It's one of the precise few situations- protection of human rights - where progressives regularly argue for action.

Next time a conservative gets into office and actually kills a terrorist we'll let you know.  Don't hold your breath.


Well, they might not kill any terrorists, but they'll hire 1,000 more TSA agents. We'll be safer and it will increase employment. Win-win.
 
2014-05-13 09:24:51 AM  

unyon: Friction8r: oo many years of seeing other presidents taking action to preserve human rights in other countries and seeing progressives lose their freaking minds over it.

Sometime today, there will be an Iraqi kid who will make the mistake of kicking a remnant unexploded bomblet from a cluster bomb and lose a leg.  I'll make sure to remind him to thank you for that freedom bomblet.


That's thoughtful of you. While you're at it, remind him that his former leader gassed, tortured, starved, falsely imprisoned and bullied his own citizens for decades while building palaces for himself.
 
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