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(The Hill)   Pompeo tells Taliban not to attack Americans. Well that should solve that problem then   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 11:04:20 PM  
It only counts if he said it while smirking
 
2020-06-30 11:04:28 PM  
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2020-06-30 11:04:54 PM  
He probably had his fingers crossed.
 
2020-06-30 11:05:19 PM  
Their reply:
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2020-06-30 11:05:39 PM  
Pompeo in charg , the Taliban will wind up with Hong Kong, too.
 
2020-06-30 11:07:38 PM  
Targeting Brits and other NATO allies still ok though, right?
 
JFC
2020-06-30 11:09:52 PM  
Yo, Tali. Better renege on those deals.
But, oh hey, Russia, you keep doing you.
 
2020-06-30 11:13:32 PM  
Probably offered him a market for their processed poppies.
 
2020-06-30 11:14:13 PM  
No way the Taliban can repel that swagger. We got 'em now!
 
2020-06-30 11:15:22 PM  
My favorite reply so far:

But did you get them to pinkie-swear? Because otherwise they're just playing you.
- BeaglesResist (@BeaglesResist) June 30, 2020
 
2020-06-30 11:15:34 PM  
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2020-06-30 11:18:21 PM  

Sin'sHero: No way the Taliban can repel that swagger. We got 'em now!


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2020-06-30 11:19:15 PM  
So weak.
 
2020-06-30 11:19:27 PM  
President Trump is the greatest dealmaker alive, probably of all time. He's got a phenomenal plan to offer a bounty for each American who *isn't* killed. And then when they come to collect, he'll stiff 'em and threaten to sue. Ha haaa, works every time.
 
2020-06-30 11:19:40 PM  
Just Say No

I am noticing a pattern with how the GOP solves problems.  Just tell the problem to go away.

Brilliant.
 
2020-06-30 11:20:21 PM  
So, he just let them know they can fark with politics over here by killing American soldiers. No way that can backfire.
 
2020-06-30 11:23:08 PM  
I'm no fan of Pompeo, and I agree that this seems silly, at best, but wouldn't this have been expected of any SoS?
He went and to a hostile force we've been in contact with but recently signed a great with and got reaffirmation in a commitment they made. That seems like something entirely within the job expectations.
When I think of the long list of reasons to ridicule, condemn, distrust and dislike Pompeo, this barely registers.
 
2020-06-30 11:23:44 PM  
What a great SecState. That should set the tone nicely to enable our ambassador in Afghanistan to continue to negotiate our way out of our country's longest war.

*touches earpiece*

What's that? ... Oh ... No ambassador in Afghanistan? ... since the beginning of JANUARY?! But aren't we fighting a wa- ... I see.

Turns out nobody cares and we're pissing the entire Afghanistan situation down our collective leg.
 
2020-06-30 11:24:30 PM  
What's his recourse?  Cut off their bribes from Putin?
 
2020-06-30 11:24:42 PM  

Officer Barrelroll: It only counts if he said it while smirking


Knowing this administration, he probably said it while winking in an exaggerated fashion.
 
2020-06-30 11:28:06 PM  
Well, I feel safer, eh comrades?

er..
 
2020-06-30 11:29:46 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Officer Barrelroll: It only counts if he said it while smirking

Knowing this administration, he probably said it while winking in an exaggerated fashion.


Threadjack: this is an old farkie that I rarely see, but I feel it's my duty to share it.

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2020-06-30 11:33:50 PM  
Well shiaaaaaate, why didn't we think of that 18 years ago?
 
2020-06-30 11:33:59 PM  

Boondock3806: Dictatorial_Flair: Officer Barrelroll: It only counts if he said it while smirking

Knowing this administration, he probably said it while winking in an exaggerated fashion.

Threadjack: this is an old farkie that I rarely see, but I feel it's my duty to share it.

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Hmmm. Sounds like something I'd say.
 
2020-06-30 11:34:31 PM  
Yeah I'm sure Ploob Oobl will get right on it.

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2020-06-30 11:36:05 PM  
The Taliban in Pakistan are the ones calling the shots for their boys back in Afghanistan and since they are the ones spreading cash around they are likely the only ones the shootie boys listen to. Is Trump up to the task of confronting a nuclear armed nation over shiat like this? Oh hell no. Not even if he wasn't be strongarmed by Putin to keep his nose out of it.
 
2020-06-30 11:37:16 PM  
The bounty scandal would have sunk any other Presidency. For Trump, it's a typical Tuesday.
 
2020-06-30 11:38:18 PM  
Did he make them identify Ukraine on an unmarked map?
 
2020-06-30 11:41:28 PM  
press the Taliban to live up to their commitments

Commitments we have absolutely no mechanism in place to enforce.
 
2020-06-30 11:45:11 PM  

JFC: Yo, Tali. Better renege on those deals.
But, oh hey, Russia, you keep doing you.


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Don't drag me into this, you bosh'tet!
 
2020-06-30 11:46:13 PM  
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This is your fate Mike Pompei, a human cinderblock. Reconcile yourself with Ahura Mazda.
 
2020-06-30 11:56:13 PM  
How much is he offering?
 
2020-06-30 11:57:15 PM  

fragMasterFlash: The Taliban in Pakistan are the ones calling the shots for their boys back in Afghanistan and since they are the ones spreading cash around they are likely the only ones the shootie boys listen to. Is Trump up to the task of confronting a nuclear armed nation over shiat like this? Oh hell no. Not even if he wasn't be strongarmed by Putin to keep his nose out of it.


Even when Obama went after bin Laden in Pakistan, he didn't clear it with them and I don't recall a whole lot of blowback from us for them harboring him. Confrontation with Pakistan doesn't help, you have to go around their various factions, get the job done, and let them save face.
 
2020-06-30 11:59:05 PM  
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2020-06-30 11:59:46 PM  
Note that this is the first time in about 19 years the Taliban is (conditionally) committed to not attacking US troops due to the (conditional) agreement to withdraw. No US deaths from hostile attacks since early February.
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2020-07-01 12:01:13 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Boondock3806: Dictatorial_Flair: Officer Barrelroll: It only counts if he said it while smirking

Knowing this administration, he probably said it while winking in an exaggerated fashion.

Threadjack: this is an old farkie that I rarely see, but I feel it's my duty to share it.

[Fark user image 425x123]

Hmmm. Sounds like something I'd say.


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2020-07-01 12:02:38 AM  

Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]


So gotta ask. You've been up on that fence a while. Shaved or unshaved?
 
2020-07-01 12:06:21 AM  

palelizard: fragMasterFlash: The Taliban in Pakistan are the ones calling the shots for their boys back in Afghanistan and since they are the ones spreading cash around they are likely the only ones the shootie boys listen to. Is Trump up to the task of confronting a nuclear armed nation over shiat like this? Oh hell no. Not even if he wasn't be strongarmed by Putin to keep his nose out of it.

Even when Obama went after bin Laden in Pakistan, he didn't clear it with them and I don't recall a whole lot of blowback from us for them harboring him. Confrontation with Pakistan doesn't help, you have to go around their various factions, get the job done, and let them save face.


We do not have enough Seals or Raiders or hell, Green Berets of Pakistani descent .
The former 2 to carry out action, the latter to work with folks in-country .
This is a najor farking problem, imho.
Why yes, I am talking about flagrantly illegal operations.
That said- sometimes a nail is in fact a nail, and a hammer works.
 
2020-07-01 12:09:58 AM  

zimmerit: Dictatorial_Flair: Boondock3806: Dictatorial_Flair: Officer Barrelroll: It only counts if he said it while smirking

Knowing this administration, he probably said it while winking in an exaggerated fashion.

Threadjack: this is an old farkie that I rarely see, but I feel it's my duty to share it.

[Fark user image 425x123]

Hmmm. Sounds like something I'd say.

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I definitely said that.
 
2020-07-01 12:10:17 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]

So gotta ask. You've been up on that fence a while. Shaved or unshaved?


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2020-07-01 12:10:48 AM  
Really, you think the Taliban are going to take orders from some flunky, whose own boss can't properly drink a glass of water? Putin pays the Taliban money, and he can hold a glass of water in each hand at the same time!
 
2020-07-01 12:14:01 AM  

Weatherkiss: Serious Post on Serious Thread: Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]

So gotta ask. You've been up on that fence a while. Shaved or unshaved?

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Oh come on now. Honest question. Not creepy
 
2020-07-01 12:14:11 AM  

hausman007: Well shiaaaaaate, why didn't we think of that 18 years ago?


Oh we did, it's just that Obama wouldn't let us do it.  During his first two terms, from 2000 to 2008, he was using the Taliban as a pretext to destroy our freedoms.  Then during his second two terms, from 2008 to 2016, he used them as a pretext to wear tan suits and have Hillary send emails while burning down our own embassies with dijon mustard.  By then the damage had been done, and not even the god-sent angel of our salvation Trump could undo it.
 
2020-07-01 12:38:53 AM  
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2020-07-01 12:40:18 AM  
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2020-07-01 12:45:15 AM  
So my video was NSFW, and I asked for it to be nuked.
Replying to a comment that was made prior to / during the nuking - I have Radiohead on a short list of bands that I have yet to see, and really hope to someday, in what is I hope a small venue with a good sound system and board operator. And Fishbone too. But Radiohead first.

/I missed out on The Police too many times, and I will carry that regret with me forever .
//US Festival looks good ... oh, its in the desert . Nope
 
2020-07-01 12:56:58 AM  

alienated: So my video was NSFW, and I asked for it to be nuked.
Replying to a comment that was made prior to / during the nuking - I have Radiohead on a short list of bands that I have yet to see, and really hope to someday, in what is I hope a small venue with a good sound system and board operator. And Fishbone too. But Radiohead first.

/I missed out on The Police too many times, and I will carry that regret with me forever .
//US Festival looks good ... oh, its in the desert . Nope


I saw Radiohead several times. Also saw them play with spiritualized. And yeah, probably all past their prime but fishbone was hardcore. Maybe Crucifarks were better? Or Jon Spencer? Actually led savy fav may have best band I ever saw. Maybe Jesus lizard
 
2020-07-01 12:58:03 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: alienated: So my video was NSFW, and I asked for it to be nuked.
Replying to a comment that was made prior to / during the nuking - I have Radiohead on a short list of bands that I have yet to see, and really hope to someday, in what is I hope a small venue with a good sound system and board operator. And Fishbone too. But Radiohead first.

/I missed out on The Police too many times, and I will carry that regret with me forever .
//US Festival looks good ... oh, its in the desert . Nope

I saw Radiohead several times. Also saw them play with spiritualized. And yeah, probably all past their prime but fishbone was hardcore. Maybe Crucifarks were better? Or Jon Spencer? Actually led savy fav may have best band I ever saw. Maybe Jesus lizard


Les savy fav
 
2020-07-01 1:17:49 AM  

geek_mars: I'm no fan of Pompeo, and I agree that this seems silly, at best, but wouldn't this have been expected of any SoS?
He went and to a hostile force we've been in contact with but recently signed a great with and got reaffirmation in a commitment they made. That seems like something entirely within the job expectations.
When I think of the long list of reasons to ridicule, condemn, distrust and dislike Pompeo, this barely registers.


Russian-like typing detected.
 
2020-07-01 7:38:41 AM  

geek_mars: I'm no fan of Pompeo, and I agree that this seems silly, at best, but wouldn't this have been expected of any SoS?
He went and to a hostile force we've been in contact with but recently signed a great with and got reaffirmation in a commitment they made. That seems like something entirely within the job expectations.
When I think of the long list of reasons to ridicule, condemn, distrust and dislike Pompeo, this barely registers.


Signed a peace deal with someone taking bounties on... you know what? fark that, your ass is sitting there playing keyboard warrior while putin robs your ass blind. Piss off
 
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