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US Starts Attacking Afghanistan 2549

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the we-don't-know-much dept.
Several people have reported that the US has begun military operations in Afghanistan. Bush is talking on CNN live right now. Bombing has begun on Kabul. More as we know it. Here the word a on CNN and The CBC.
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US Starts Attacking Afghanistan

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  • by 4444444 (444444) <4444444444444444 ... 444444@lenny.com> on Sunday October 07, 2001 @12:16PM (#2397862) Homepage
    the taliban trying bin ladan is like janet reno investigating bill clinton
  • by DragonPup (302885) on Sunday October 07, 2001 @12:32PM (#2397961)
    The Taliban issued this response to the attacks: "Someone set up us the bomb!"

    Sorry, had to say it, For Great Justice, after all
    -Henry
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 07, 2001 @12:34PM (#2397976)

    The British are particpating but I have no idea what they are using.

    Bond, James Bond.
  • by jhanson (463867) on Sunday October 07, 2001 @12:46PM (#2398050)
    I would prefer a
    chmod +x /bin/laden
    shirt better.
  • camp ?

    Uh huh... taking their lunch money and serving them food?

    Right.

    Tell ya what, you sign up into the military, head on over, and ask each person if they are a terrorist... if they say yes, you can read them Miranda.

  • Damn... (Score:2, Funny)

    by aiken_d (127097) <(moc.yrtnegnat) (ta) (skoorb)> on Sunday October 07, 2001 @12:58PM (#2398111) Homepage
    And I was just about to go on vacation there, too!

    -b
  • I don't normally propagate these Internet memes, but this one is awfully appropriate.



    Credit for this goes to a retired Navy Chief

    What to do if you happen by a university peace rally in order to teach
    naive college students who have not experienced war in their lifetime
    why force is sometimes needed :

    1) Approach naive young student chanting about "peace" and saying
    there should be, "no retaliation."

    2) Engage in brief conversation, ask if they think military force is
    appropriate in response to attack killing over 6,000 people.

    3) When he says "No," ask, "Why not?"

    4) Wait until he says something to the effect of, "Because that would
    just cause more innocent deaths, which would be awful and we should not cause more violence."

    5) When he's in mid sentence, punch him in the face as hard as you can.

    6) When he gets back up to punch you, point out that it would be a
    mistake and contrary to his values to strike you, because that would,
    "be awful and he should not cause more violence."

    7) Wait until he agrees with you that since he has pledged not to
    commit additional violence it would not be right for him to strike you
    back.

    8) Punch him in the face again, harder this time.

    9) Repeat steps 5 through 8 until they understand that sometimes it is
    necessary to punch back.

  • by Moonshadow (84117) on Sunday October 07, 2001 @02:09PM (#2398521) Homepage
    I, too am on a college campus. While there hasn't been a largly visible "anti-war" movement, my dad wrote this up, and sent it to me...

    What to do if you happen upon a peace rally by naive hemp-shirt-wearing college idiots, to teach them why force is sometimes needed:

    1) Approach dumb rich ignorant student talking about "peace" and saying there should be, "no retaliation."

    2) Engage in brief conversation, ask if military force is appropriate.

    3) When he says "No," ask, "Why not?"

    4) Wait until he says something to the effect of, "Because that would just cause more innocent deaths, which would be awful and we should not cause more violence."

    5) When he's in mid sentence, punch him in the face as hard as you can.

    6) When he gets back up to up to punch you, point out that it would be a mistake and contrary to his values to strike you, because that would, "be awful and he should not cause more violence."

    7) Wait until he agrees that he has pledged not to commit additional violence.

    8) Punch him in the face again, harder this time.

    Repeat steps 5 through 8 until they understand that sometimes it is necessary to punch back.

"Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?" -Ronald Reagan

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