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2022-05-16 5:52:56 PM  
Maybe take some Trumpers with you?

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2022-05-16 5:53:22 PM  
Stupid republicans sending troops to kill brown people again
 
2022-05-16 5:55:01 PM  
I thought Gen Z was all about the 00s nostalgia in a concentrated effort to make me feel old at only 32. But yeah, seems like a bad move.
 
2022-05-16 5:55:33 PM  
Blackhawk Down 2: electric boogaloo!
 
2022-05-16 5:55:57 PM  
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2022-05-16 5:59:17 PM  
Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model
 
2022-05-16 6:02:30 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Stupid republicans sending troops to kill brown people again


The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model


Biden's a Republican now?  I must've missed the memo.
 
2022-05-16 6:03:21 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model


Rare earth minerals and oil/natural gas.
 
2022-05-16 6:03:22 PM  
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Warlords.
 
2022-05-16 6:04:21 PM  

Mouser: Biden's a Republican now? I must've missed the memo.


He's certainly not a progressive. He's right of Bill Clinton and Obama even, politically.

I'm shocked so many Republicans hate him - he's a stellar example of what the 90s would have called a Goldwater Republican.
 
2022-05-16 6:08:01 PM  
It's estimated the group al-Shabaab has between 7,000 to 12,000 members worldwide.  Why do African countries need help fighting these guys?  A small country like Ukraine can hold off a Russian invasion of 150,000 but Somalians can't be motivated to fight off lunatics who are destroying their already pretty shaky country?
 
2022-05-16 6:08:02 PM  
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2022-05-16 6:09:48 PM  

Mouser: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Stupid republicans sending troops to kill brown people again

The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model

Biden's a Republican now?  I must've missed the memo.


Didn't say he was, but he's "Mr Compromise The Entire farking Plot Away" or hadn't you noticed?

He's so in bed with his GQP "buddies" he will stand idly by doing nothing more than mournfully shaking his head as our democracy goes bye bye and we fall to theocratic authoritarianism
 
2022-05-16 6:09:53 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model


We tried for 20 years in Afghanistan. Our presence really didn't help, nor will it probably help in Somalia
 
2022-05-16 6:12:14 PM  
Great. Now, republicans will complain about Obama's one daughter getting special forces to protect her and demanding to know the cost. Will also want to know if the other kid and Michelle are also getting special forces. And if these SF guys are being indoctrinated on CRT while bringing the protectees taxpayer-paid lobster meals.
 
2022-05-16 6:14:11 PM  

hardinparamedic: The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model

Rare earth minerals and oil/natural gas.


Funny how Afghanistan was discovered to have one of the worlds richest supplies of rare earths, yet we are content to walk away and let that be in the hands of the Taliban and most likely China

... funny how Trump's actions such as abandoning the TPP and the Trade War he started and lost spectacularly kept benefitting China over and over again
 
2022-05-16 6:15:28 PM  
Ftfa: "the official said on a call with reporters. "We have seen regrettably, clear evidence of al-Shabab's intent and capability to target Americans in the region," the official added"

Why are ANY Americans in Somalia? Journalists? Humanitarian aid workers?
 
2022-05-16 6:15:51 PM  
Next up

Increase defense spending to pay for it.

Healthcare and helping the needy instead ...nah.
 
2022-05-16 6:17:14 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model

We tried for 20 years in Afghanistan. Our presence really didn't help, nor will it probably help in Somalia


We have an entire generation that grew up with a semblance of democracy and equality

Maybe you can, but I can't put a price tag on that. Fact is we failed them, and it was our pork barrel politics and overzealous use of contractors and political puppets that made that happen

Those people deserved better. And don't forget, it was our meddling and brinksmanship in Afghanistan in the 80s that gave rise to the Taliban and Al Qeada
 
2022-05-16 6:17:23 PM  
Hey Trueda
 
2022-05-16 6:17:52 PM  
Yeah, Trump the tough guy, always talking.

He left bases to the Russians in Syria.
He ignored Russian bounty hunting on our troops.
Disparaged veterans often.
Pulled everybody out of Somalia unilaterally.
Agreed to take everybody out out of Afghanistan but left the task of Joe Biden so he looks bad.

Yeah, Trump's always talking but he seldom does anything tough
 
2022-05-16 6:18:03 PM  
So today I learned that Bill Clinton and Joe Biden are Republicans.   I always thought that they were neo-libs.   Thanks for correcting me on that, guys.
 
2022-05-16 6:18:09 PM  
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2022-05-16 6:19:29 PM  
FTFA: The senior administration official said that U.S. troops already stationed overseas would move to Somalia. When pressed, the official said that less than 500 U.S. ground forces would relocate to the war-torn country.
 
2022-05-16 6:20:23 PM  
Hey Trudeau, sit this one out.  'Cause, you know.
 
2022-05-16 6:22:27 PM  

Mouser: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Stupid republicans sending troops to kill brown people again

The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model

Biden's a Republican now?  I must've missed the memo.


You could have just looked at his record, you know...
 
2022-05-16 6:23:50 PM  

Stud Gerbil: So today I learned that Bill Clinton and Joe Biden are Republicans.   I always thought that they were neo-libs.   Thanks for correcting me on that, guys.


"No, the table is nine Nazis and one progressive who gets things done!"
 
2022-05-16 6:26:22 PM  
Be a lot cooler if we focused on domestic terrorism
 
2022-05-16 6:32:25 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Be a lot cooler if we focused on domestic terrorism


Not on Biden's watch. We need to hold hands and sing kumbaya with the GQP - you know be united and tolerate the intolerant
 
2022-05-16 6:33:48 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: pastramithemosterotic: The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model

We tried for 20 years in Afghanistan. Our presence really didn't help, nor will it probably help in Somalia

We have an entire generation that grew up with a semblance of democracy and equality

Maybe you can, but I can't put a price tag on that. Fact is we failed them, and it was our pork barrel politics and overzealous use of contractors and political puppets that made that happen

Those people deserved better. And don't forget, it was our meddling and brinksmanship in Afghanistan in the 80s that gave rise to the Taliban and Al Qeada


So we should of stayed in Somalia since 94?
 
2022-05-16 6:34:14 PM  

RandomInternetComment: Ftfa: "the official said on a call with reporters. "We have seen regrettably, clear evidence of al-Shabab's intent and capability to target Americans in the region," the official added"

Why are ANY Americans in Somalia? Journalists? Humanitarian aid workers?


"In the region." They have occasionally crossed the border into Kenya for terrorist attacks and kidnappings.
 
2022-05-16 6:34:44 PM  
Al shishkabob got a bigger board with a bigger nail.  Let's got protect the dirt.
 
2022-05-16 6:34:46 PM  
500 soldiers to help keep terrorist group from taking over the entire region. I'm fine with that. That is what we should use our resources for, not completely taking over a country at an extremely high cost in blood and money only to have to eventually turn it back over to the locals we left unequipped who quickly fail.
 
2022-05-16 6:36:09 PM  

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Warlords.


Came here for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2022-05-16 6:37:00 PM  

max_pooper: 500 soldiers to help keep terrorist group from taking over the entire region. I'm fine with that. That is what we should use our resources for, not completely taking over a country at an extremely high cost in blood and money only to have to eventually turn it back over to the locals we left unequipped who quickly fail.


Now imagine it wasnt just US troops alone, but troops from various states.  Some kind of union of nations...
 
2022-05-16 6:39:07 PM  

Flappyhead: Hey Trueda


... get Judy...
 
2022-05-16 6:40:18 PM  

Super Chronic: RandomInternetComment: Ftfa: "the official said on a call with reporters. "We have seen regrettably, clear evidence of al-Shabab's intent and capability to target Americans in the region," the official added"

Why are ANY Americans in Somalia? Journalists? Humanitarian aid workers?

"In the region." They have occasionally crossed the border into Kenya for terrorist attacks and kidnappings.


That makes more sense. I have family that travel with some humanitarian aid organizations and I know on a trip to Kenya they had to cancel some of their plans due to these farkers being too close to those areas.
 
2022-05-16 6:44:07 PM  

The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model


I'm not about to say we should or shouldn't be involved in Somalia, but the fact remains that there are a great many places where we absolutely should be intervening and aren't, and I can't help wondering why that is.

/it's mostly racism and greed.
 
2022-05-16 6:44:28 PM  

maudibjr: The Exit Stencilist: pastramithemosterotic: The Exit Stencilist: Ya, let's go to Somalia because some stupid group is gaining power in a shiathole with no value. Meanwhile in Afghanistan where we left all the women to be reduced to sub-human property, that's totes a-ok, because the Taliban is the GQPs role model

We tried for 20 years in Afghanistan. Our presence really didn't help, nor will it probably help in Somalia

We have an entire generation that grew up with a semblance of democracy and equality

Maybe you can, but I can't put a price tag on that. Fact is we failed them, and it was our pork barrel politics and overzealous use of contractors and political puppets that made that happen

Those people deserved better. And don't forget, it was our meddling and brinksmanship in Afghanistan in the 80s that gave rise to the Taliban and Al Qeada

So we should of stayed in Somalia since 94?


Did we commit to regime change in Somalia? Did we raise a whole generation, now in their 20s on a way of life that is now destroyed, leaving them to be beaten in the streets if they are a man without a beard, or a woman who reads books or receives anything beyond a rudimentary education?

Imagine how it will feel in 2026 to be run down by a pickup truck full of neck bearded MAGAts and beaten, even lynched because you were "liberally indoctrinated" at college or they found out you voted Democrat

That's how they feel right now, but it's possible that in the not too far future you'll share their pain. It's already legal in Florida to run over protestors with your car if they protest in the street

Frankly I find it sad and pathetic that Americans tend not to give a rats ass about anyone but themselves. Part of me actually wants to see the GQP take over, so you can remember that freedom has a value and a price. Nothing like absence to make the heart grow fonder after all
 
2022-05-16 6:49:55 PM  

Mouser: Biden's a Republican now?  I must've missed the memo.


Everyone you hate online is automatically a Republican. Or Hitler. Or both.

You didn't get the memo? It was attached to the TPS reports.
 
2022-05-16 6:49:58 PM  
"You know, it's kind of funny. Beautiful beach, beautiful sun. Could almost be a nice place to visit."

"Almost"
 
2022-05-16 6:53:51 PM  
Jesus, used to be we had a war ever 20 years or so.  Now we can't go 20 weeks.

Maybe we can abandon billions of military equipment there too.  I mean defence contractors don't have enough yachts yet, and we could certainly stand to spend some more money on making shiat go boom.
 
2022-05-16 6:56:52 PM  
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2022-05-16 7:01:39 PM  

MythDragon: Jesus, used to be we had a war ever 20 years or so.  Now we can't go 20 weeks.

Maybe we can abandon billions of military equipment there too.  I mean defence contractors don't have enough yachts yet, and we could certainly stand to spend some more money on making shiat go boom.


If I were in charge of the US military there would be a moratorium on foreign deployments until the enemies domestic were brought to heel.

First order of business, have the army and the marines, who would be free what with no wars, grab a bunch of shovels and dig a channel along the Florida border, then set the island adrift...
 
2022-05-16 7:02:22 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Be a lot cooler if we focused on domestic terrorism


Can't, the GOP would accuse them of voter suppression.
 
2022-05-16 7:03:13 PM  

MythDragon: Mouser: Biden's a Republican now?  I must've missed the memo.

Everyone you hate online is automatically a Republican. Or Hitler. Or both.

You didn't get the memo? It was attached to the TPS reports.


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2022-05-16 7:04:59 PM  

Dr. Opossum: It's estimated the group al-Shabaab has between 7,000 to 12,000 members worldwide.  Why do African countries need help fighting these guys?  A small country like Ukraine can hold off a Russian invasion of 150,000 but Somalians can't be motivated to fight off lunatics who are destroying their already pretty shaky country?


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2022-05-16 7:06:31 PM  
Let me know when we get to the Oval Office BJ and cigars phase

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2022-05-16 7:12:00 PM  

leeksfromchichis: MythDragon: Jesus, used to be we had a war ever 20 years or so.  Now we can't go 20 weeks.

Maybe we can abandon billions of military equipment there too.  I mean defence contractors don't have enough yachts yet, and we could certainly stand to spend some more money on making shiat go boom.

If I were in charge of the US military there would be a moratorium on foreign deployments until the enemies domestic were brought to heel.

First order of business, have the army and the marines, who would be free what with no wars, grab a bunch of shovels and dig a channel along the Florida border, then set the island adrift...


Just borrow the saw from Bugs...
 
2022-05-16 7:13:11 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Let me know when we get to the Oval Office BJ and cigars phase

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