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2021-10-18 8:53:52 AM  
A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."
 
2021-10-18 9:20:27 AM  
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2021-10-18 9:21:24 AM  
How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?
 
2021-10-18 9:21:48 AM  
Oh no.
 
2021-10-18 9:22:03 AM  
Oh no.
Anyway.
 
2021-10-18 9:23:29 AM  
It's almost like arming, funding and sheltering an armed force that you don't directly control may create problems when they no longer have anything to do.
 
2021-10-18 9:26:53 AM  
Hopefully this won't end in a nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India.
 
2021-10-18 9:27:42 AM  
farked around. Finding out.
 
2021-10-18 9:27:50 AM  
There's a slight flaw in the Taliban's plan to beat Pakistan just how they beat the US. Pakistan can't pack its shiat and go home.
 
2021-10-18 9:28:51 AM  
The Taliban will use salami tactics to take over the whole of Pakistan eventually. One region at a time, from the mountains bordering Afghanistan to the Indian border.
The current government will be hard pressed to prevent it and Taliban backed politicians will start appearing in local elections. Gradually an Islamic state will be the final result.
They have learned from the Afghan endgame, even if it takes 20 years they will just have to be patient. They will be.
How India reacts to having a second extremist Islamic state on its borders remains to be seen. I imagine they will begin recruiting more Gurkha regiments shortly.
 
2021-10-18 9:28:54 AM  
Who doesn't have a Taliban problem?

// Taliban is furrin speak for Republican
 
2021-10-18 9:29:18 AM  
All the money we gave them to drive through their country should go a long way to fighting...  all gone, you say?  Wow.
 
2021-10-18 9:30:00 AM  

Gpzjock: The Taliban will use salami tactics to take over the whole of Pakistan eventually. One region at a time, from the mountains bordering Afghanistan to the Indian border.
The current government will be hard pressed to prevent it and Taliban backed politicians will start appearing in local elections. Gradually an Islamic state will be the final result.
They have learned from the Afghan endgame, even if it takes 20 years they will just have to be patient. They will be.
How India reacts to having a second extremist Islamic state on its borders remains to be seen. I imagine they will begin recruiting more Gurkha regiments shortly.


The US had the option to go home, Pakistan doesn't
 
2021-10-18 9:30:31 AM  

beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."


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/It was better in the original Klingon.
 
2021-10-18 9:33:37 AM  

Meatsim1: Gpzjock: The Taliban will use salami tactics to take over the whole of Pakistan eventually. One region at a time, from the mountains bordering Afghanistan to the Indian border.
The current government will be hard pressed to prevent it and Taliban backed politicians will start appearing in local elections. Gradually an Islamic state will be the final result.
They have learned from the Afghan endgame, even if it takes 20 years they will just have to be patient. They will be.
How India reacts to having a second extremist Islamic state on its borders remains to be seen. I imagine they will begin recruiting more Gurkha regiments shortly.

The US had the option to go home, Pakistan doesn't


A friend of mine moved to the UK from Pakistan because he wanted his daughters to receive a UK university education. The more westernised Pakistanis will do the same, those unable to do so will be assimilated.
 
2021-10-18 9:38:42 AM  

beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."


"You knew what I was when you took me on your back."
 
2021-10-18 9:38:51 AM  

Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?


میں نے کبھی نہیں سوچا تھا کہ تیندوے _میرا_ چہرہ کھائیں گے۔
 
2021-10-18 9:40:31 AM  

Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?


They don't have leopards in Pakistan, but the region is known for bengal tigers. So it would be best to say that the bengals are eating their faces at the moment.
 
2021-10-18 9:41:47 AM  
Great. Let the Taliban into Pakistan so they can have The Bomb.

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2021-10-18 9:43:23 AM  
Well, yeah.

Fark needs a "what did you think was gonna happen?" button.
 
2021-10-18 9:43:24 AM  

beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."


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2021-10-18 9:44:05 AM  
During the US occupation of Afghanistan, Taliban troops in Afghanistan could retreat over the Pakistan border, regroup, rest, resupply, and then return.  US couldn't do anything about that because Pakistan wouldn't let us... essentially we were in a war with two enemies but could only fight one of them.

Now the situation is reversed.  In the Taliban's head, Pakistan is occupying Pashtun territory.  If it comes to violence, Taliban troops in Pakistan could fight, then retreat over the Afghan border to regroup, rest, resupply, and then return.  And Pakistan can't do anything about it.  What a shame.
 
2021-10-18 9:45:51 AM  

kbronsito: There's a slight flaw in the Taliban's plan to beat Pakistan just how they beat the US. Pakistan can't pack its shiat and go home.


However now the Taliban are much more powerful and have a safe seat of operations, plus a cabal of trained operatives inside Pakistan. What Urdu for "hoisted by your own petard"?

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Couldn't have happened to a bigger bunch of a$$holes who sheltered terrorists for decades, letting them plan ops, spout propaganda, and fundraise.

No more money for Pakistan. Let them deal with the Taliban problem on their own. Enjoy your people getting blown up you a$$wipes.
 
2021-10-18 9:46:54 AM  

beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."


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2021-10-18 9:48:10 AM  
Pakistan has nuclear weapons, and no compunction about using them.

It might be a problem that solves itself.

In re this:

inglixthemad: What Urdu for "hoisted by your own petard"?


اپنے پیٹرڈ پر لہراؤ
 
2021-10-18 9:49:17 AM  
The same Pakistan that just happened to be harboring America's #1 most hated enemy? The same Pakistan that we had to invade without their knowledge, because we knew they'd tip off said most hated enemy?

Shame.
 
2021-10-18 9:49:38 AM  
They should implement a Taliban, amiright?
 
2021-10-18 9:50:05 AM  

JAGChem82: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?

They don't have leopards in Pakistan, but the region is known for bengal tigers. So it would be best to say that the bengals are eating their faces at the moment.


Akchually, Pakistan has snow leopards.

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/the more you now
 
2021-10-18 9:51:19 AM  

GoodHomer: JAGChem82: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?

They don't have leopards in Pakistan, but the region is known for bengal tigers. So it would be best to say that the bengals are eating their faces at the moment.

Akchually, Pakistan has snow leopards.

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/the more you now


Are those the ones that look....specially abled?
 
2021-10-18 9:51:21 AM  

Gpzjock: The Taliban will use salami tactics to take over the whole of Pakistan eventually. One region at a time, from the mountains bordering Afghanistan to the Indian border.
The current government will be hard pressed to prevent it and Taliban backed politicians will start appearing in local elections. Gradually an Islamic state will be the final result.
They have learned from the Afghan endgame, even if it takes 20 years they will just have to be patient. They will be.
How India reacts to having a second extremist Islamic state on its borders remains to be seen. I imagine they will begin recruiting more Gurkha regiments shortly.


Maybe.  The hard lesson the Taliban learned in the 2000s was that inviting in the extremists gets a lot of you killed and exiled.  The current Taliban wants to play nice with the rest of the world this time and that is necessarily going to mean tamping down on the extremists in their midst.  If the extremists do take over, it will culminate into a de facto dictatorship - one man will rise to the top to be the cult leader.  As much as they shout and scream about their piety to an abstract supernatural God, extremists crave an earthly Golden Calf to follow and worship.  Of course, while dictators use extremists as their tool, they inevitably become corrupted by the power and the resultant state resembles Putin's Russia or Duarte's Philippines.  It's at least as likely like that the Taliban will turn into the pigs in Animal Farm as it is that they will export their revolution to their neighbors.

Even if the Taliban do manage to keep a lid on their extremist wing, they have the problem all hard right wingers do: They have no idea how or the ability to govern.  At its essence, good government requires empathy and that is something right has in short supply.  They barely tolerate each other and offer nothing but contempt to those even slightly different from themselves.  While the media was tripping over itself comparing the mass exodus of Kabul to Saigon, they missed the underlying long term message: Anyone with any brains and talent has left Afghanistan, leaving behind a shell of a nation that was already pretty hollow to begin with.  With no one skilled at management and administration, Afghanistan is in for widespread exploitation, famine and failure.
 
2021-10-18 9:59:42 AM  

Persnickety: Gpzjock: The Taliban will use salami tactics to take over the whole of Pakistan eventually. One region at a time, from the mountains bordering Afghanistan to the Indian border.
The current government will be hard pressed to prevent it and Taliban backed politicians will start appearing in local elections. Gradually an Islamic state will be the final result.
They have learned from the Afghan endgame, even if it takes 20 years they will just have to be patient. They will be.
How India reacts to having a second extremist Islamic state on its borders remains to be seen. I imagine they will begin recruiting more Gurkha regiments shortly.

Maybe.  The hard lesson the Taliban learned in the 2000s was that inviting in the extremists gets a lot of you killed and exiled.  The current Taliban wants to play nice with the rest of the world this time and that is necessarily going to mean tamping down on the extremists in their midst.  If the extremists do take over, it will culminate into a de facto dictatorship - one man will rise to the top to be the cult leader.  As much as they shout and scream about their piety to an abstract supernatural God, extremists crave an earthly Golden Calf to follow and worship.  Of course, while dictators use extremists as their tool, they inevitably become corrupted by the power and the resultant state resembles Putin's Russia or Duarte's Philippines.  It's at least as likely like that the Taliban will turn into the pigs in Animal Farm as it is that they will export their revolution to their neighbors.

Even if the Taliban do manage to keep a lid on their extremist wing, they have the problem all hard right wingers do: They have no idea how or the ability to govern.  At its essence, good government requires empathy and that is something right has in short supply.  They barely tolerate each other and offer nothing but contempt to those even slightly different from themselves.  While the media was tripping over itself comparing the mass exodus of Kabul to Saigon, they missed the underlying long term message: Anyone with any brains and talent has left Afghanistan, leaving behind a shell of a nation that was already pretty hollow to begin with.  With no one skilled at management and administration, Afghanistan is in for widespread exploitation, famine and failure.


I agree, hence the salami tactics, one slice of Pakistan at a time, not a bloody revolution and civil war.
If they keep the moderate side in control of the affairs of state and only let the radicals loose as a threat of instability when they need to push for negotiation, then they have both arms available as a carrot and a stick.
When the moderates appear as electable representative material they are ready to take over peacefully. That is the real threat here.
 
2021-10-18 10:00:52 AM  

Por que tan serioso: GoodHomer: JAGChem82: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?

They don't have leopards in Pakistan, but the region is known for bengal tigers. So it would be best to say that the bengals are eating their faces at the moment.

Akchually, Pakistan has snow leopards.

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/the more you now

Are those the ones that look....specially abled?


Snow leopards' drink of choice
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2021-10-18 10:07:09 AM  
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The biggest frustration professionals have here is, "WE'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR DECADES!!!"
Seriously, Pakistan did as much cause September 11th than Saudi Arabia.

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2021-10-18 10:07:30 AM  

Por que tan serioso: GoodHomer: JAGChem82: Big Floppy Donkey Dick Nixon: How do you say 'leopards' in Urdu?

They don't have leopards in Pakistan, but the region is known for bengal tigers. So it would be best to say that the bengals are eating their faces at the moment.

Akchually, Pakistan has snow leopards.

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/the more you now

Are those the ones that look....specially abled?


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No, I think they can get the job done.
 
2021-10-18 10:30:24 AM  
Never thought the face eating jihadist would eat their faces.
 
2021-10-18 10:36:47 AM  
You farkers invited the fox into the henhouse.  Now you're biatching because the fox won't leave?  Fark you idiots.
 
2021-10-18 10:37:28 AM  

Iworkformsn: Oh no.
Anyway.



I would agree, except Pakistan has nukes.
 
2021-10-18 10:37:29 AM  
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2021-10-18 10:37:32 AM  

Sabreace22: Hopefully this won't end in a nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India.


...and it doesn't spill over into China.
 
2021-10-18 10:38:33 AM  

Gpzjock: The Taliban will use salami tactics


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2021-10-18 10:39:41 AM  

Meatsim1: Gpzjock: The Taliban will use salami tactics to take over the whole of Pakistan eventually. One region at a time, from the mountains bordering Afghanistan to the Indian border.
The current government will be hard pressed to prevent it and Taliban backed politicians will start appearing in local elections. Gradually an Islamic state will be the final result.
They have learned from the Afghan endgame, even if it takes 20 years they will just have to be patient. They will be.
How India reacts to having a second extremist Islamic state on its borders remains to be seen. I imagine they will begin recruiting more Gurkha regiments shortly.

The US had the option to go home, Pakistan doesn't


...and?  Imagine if Pakistan had catered to the US' demands where this would've gone.

Can't feel bad for people that willingly invited the Taliban because it was politically beneficial and now is finding out that only one side is finding the benefits and it wasn't them.
 
2021-10-18 10:39:45 AM  
Anyone enjoying the irony of this should tempter that enjoyment with the fact that Pakistan has nukes.
 
2021-10-18 10:41:08 AM  
"After supporting the Taliban, Pakistan has a Taliban problem"

After supporting Brexit, the UK has a Brexit problem

After supporting Trump, the GOP has a Trump problem.

Works on so many levels.   Subby, have you ever considered writing MadLibs as a career?
 
2021-10-18 10:42:08 AM  

beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."


Did you just come up with that..?

Cause that's amazing...
 
2021-10-18 10:42:45 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Pakistan has nuclear weapons, and no compunction about using them.

It might be a problem that solves itself.

In re this: inglixthemad: What Urdu for "hoisted by your own petard"?

اپنے پیٹرڈ پر لہراؤ


Killing a cockroach with a surface-to-air missile is not an effective way to kill a cockroach.
 
2021-10-18 10:50:30 AM  

GhostOfSavageHenry: Never thought the face eating jihadist would eat their faces.


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Don't taste me, Talibro.
 
2021-10-18 10:55:47 AM  

1funguy: beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."

Did you just come up with that..?

Cause that's amazing...


No, it's an old fable, with multiple versions since ancient times. Completely apropos, though.
 
2021-10-18 11:25:47 AM  

beezeltown: 1funguy: beezeltown: A frog and a scorpion meet on a river bank. The scorpion asks the frog to carry it across the river. The frog says, "no, you'll sting me." The scorpion answers, "no, I won't, because doing so would ensure that we both die." Satisfied, the frog begins to carry the scorpion across the river. Halfway across, the scorpion stings the frog; in his dying breaths the frog asks, "why did you sting me? I'm dying and you're going to drown!"

The scorpion answers, "I stung you because I'm a scorpion."

Did you just come up with that..?

Cause that's amazing...

No, it's an old fable, with multiple versions since ancient times. Completely apropos, though.


Yeah, it's on here a lot. I'm just teasing.

Hope you have a good day!
 
2021-10-18 11:27:56 AM  
FTA:Local contractors report Taliban-imposed surcharges on every contract and the killing of those who defy them.

So, the Taliban have imposed a tax, or license fee?

FTA:They seem to be preparing to retake control of the tribal regions that they lost nearly seven years ago in a major operation by Pakistan's military.

Weird, the international news never said that Pakistan had broken up into two countries, or was fighting a civil war.
 
2021-10-18 11:29:59 AM  
Get a talibrain, Pakistan.
 
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