Saturday, January 02, 2010

Killing handcuffed children

But I'm sure they were all terrorists, and besides, they were brown, so it's not really a war crime.

U S A! U S A! U S A! We're #1! At least, when it comes to killing brown people, woot!

-- Badtux the Snarkily Disgusted Penguin


  1. Smells like CIA to me. You?

  2. Back during the Veet Naim era there was a poster that read, "War is harmful to children and other living things."

    This is kinda why one shouldn't be in such a fucking hurry to go to war.

    Ah, shit,

  3. I hate to say it, but if you think it out, if you just remove one limb from a tree the new branches are just going to be the future problems to us and others.

    The terrorists are just grooming their kids to be the next batch of terrorists.

    I don't want to sound hard hearted but kill the whole tree I say, or all this will never end.

  4. Back during the Veet Naim era there was a poster that read, "War is harmful to children and other living things."

    There was also another, "Kill them all, let their gods sort them out."

    I hate wars, but that is the way of things on this planet. On the bright side, it helps with population control, in a rather stupid way.

  5. Well, it takes on average around 1,000 bullets per kill since the people we're trying to kill have this bad habit of fighting back from hidden positions and it takes a long time to blast them out of there. There are approximately 1.5 billion Muslims on the planet. So that would take only, uhm, 1,500,000,000,000 bullets to kill all the Muslims. And, by the by, make Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin look like paragons of moral rectitude by comparison.

    So, Beeb, I guess we have a slight logistics problem here, since manufacturing all those bullets is currently beyond the capabilities of the entire *planet*, even if the rest of the planet were willing to go along with your little "kill all the brown people" suggestion. So I guess your suggestion (same as right-wing underwear-crappers) won't work. Maybe we could use another suggestion, like, say, don't be evil, at which point people aren't so motivated to start shooting at us. Avoiding killing handcuffed children might be a good start, you think?

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin

  6. Is it 100% (or at least above 50%) certain that coalition forces did this? I had seen the story, and before Karzai opened his trap had thought that the Taliban was silencing anyone that they thought was helping us.

  7. There appears to be independent confirmation from United Nations observers and it is 100% certain that it was U.S. rather than Taliban because the U.S. has admitted that it took action against "terrorists" in that village on that day. Whether the people described as the victims of this action, who were between 12 and 17 years of age, were "terrorists" depends upon your definition, I suppose... there is a sizable number of Americans who believe that if it's brown and it's Muslim, it's a terrorist. So it goes.

    - Badtux the News Penguin

  8. "I don't want to sound hard hearted but kill the whole tree I say, or all this will never end"

    How about leaving the tree alone and maybe this problem wouldn't exist. Could be it's the pruner causing this unnatural growth.

  9. BBC -

    "Kill them all and let God sort it out" is from the French Crusade against the Albigensian Heresy (1209 to 1229.)

    So, congrats on having a world view that demonstrably stupid and evil 800 years ago.

    You almost always spew nonsense, but you have really overachieved this time.

    Jesus H. Christ in a handcart.



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