Taliban Target Pro-Western 14-year-old girl

Discussion in 'World Events' started by Bowser, Oct 11, 2012.

1. BowserNamasteValued Senior Member

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Interesting enough, the accuser is now accused of the very same crime. There is some satisfaction to be had from this story.

3. CptBorkValued Senior Member

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Maybe they should toss him in a US prison and see how long his intestines stay in his stomach. To be serious, I hope he gets life in a safe prison somewhere in Pakistan so civilized human beings can use him as an example of mercy being shown to someone who would do far worse if the tables were turned. Still skirts over the core issue which is that Pakistan has such anti-blasphemy laws in the first place- the people responsible for making those laws should do the world a favour and go hang themselves.

5. The MarquisOnly want the best for NigelValued Senior Member

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You noticed nothing. I've often mentioned the difference between modern war and total war. Maybe not in this thread, but let's not try to avoid your own disingeniousness (is that a word?).

Actually, I do. I represent a viewpoint which is totally at odds with your own; this is not "nothing". It's a viewpoint. I wondered why the Muslims in Australia can get so hyped about a speeding fine, yet are nowhere to be seen when a girl wanting a education gets shot in the head. You, of course, interpret this is having no viewpoint. I understand why you do. I also understand you have no idea at all why I dislike you so intensely. In fact, there are many things I imagine you don't understand.

I will mention again, however, that a "troll" is one who says something with no motive other than to garner an emotional reaction. I would suggest that in order to defend your reputation as a literate man, you at least use a word in the sense in which it was intended.
It would be clear to anyone, with an understanding of the word and its genesis, that I am not a troll.

Yeah. Well. Not quite what I advocate, but then I am well aware of your political aspirations. Or at least, I do hope you have some. I cannot imagine what else you would use this particular talent you have for spin, otherwise. I mean, seriously, Tiassa... you would make a most excellent politician.

Pretty much all of them. No, not really. Actually, yes, all of them.

Once again, Tiassa, you can't see the wood for the trees. I do have a tendency to write under the assumption that others already understand some basic precepts. In your case, I assume too much; you show such promise... and yet repeatedly fail under examination. I wouldn't worry about it too much, though. It does take exceptional type of person to see through you; and that type of person is in limited supply here. Take it as a compliment. You appeal to a majority opinion. It isn't a bad place to find yourself in.

Ohh, have they? Really? I eagerly await the results.

Isn't it strange how the "facts" tend to vary with a particular viewpoint.
Alright, Tiassa. Let's play. Hit me with some "facts".

No. I'd expect you to be exactly what you are, rather than adopting the customs of others in order to ingratiate yourself with them.
Anything else is dishonest and false.

It doesn't, actually. But then I don't walk down the street looking for a guy a beating on his wife in order to intervene and be seen as a hero, either. Sometimes you just see something and feel enough about it to interfere.
You, of course, would just walk past and say nothing; because we should just tolerate everything, shouldn't we. After all, it's their "culture" and it has nothing to do with us.

She died.

Your take on that would have been something along the lines of "oh, that's really terrible. We should discuss this, and then perhaps in the future someone will come up with a plan, if we can all be reasonable about it. Now I hope no one will take me as being overly confrontational about this; instead, see me as something of a facilitator."

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10. Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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The conspiracy theory.
America attacked Malala to make ordinary Pakistanis turn against the Taliban.

11. Billy TUse Sugar Cane Alcohol car FuelValued Senior Member

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too much risk to believe. She could have died and just been one of dozens of others killed by drones - making some more blame for the US, not the Taliban.