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  • The newsflash tag is a bit much.. This even being news isn't far behind either.
  • I always thought operators were just supposed to answer the phone.
  • Bin Laden: So some Afghani motherf*ckers had better security than me? WTF?

    /RIP
  • shower_in_my_socks: Bin Laden: So some Afghani motherf*ckers had better security than me? WTF?

    /RIP


    To be fair, Bin Laden wasn't in a fortress, he was in a hidden compound. His "security" was obscurity.
  • Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors released two other kidnapped staffers of his nonprofit agency

    So the operation was unnecessary?

    Thanks, Obamacare!
  • AverageAmericanGuy: Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors released two other kidnapped staffers of his nonprofit agency

    So the operation was unnecessary?

    Thanks, Obamacare!


    I'm not sure. "Freed" does not tell us whether the team freed him or the kidnappers did.
  • BarkingUnicorn: AverageAmericanGuy: Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors released two other kidnapped staffers of his nonprofit agency

    So the operation was unnecessary?

    Thanks, Obamacare!

    I'm not sure. "Freed" does not tell us whether the team freed him or the kidnappers did.


    The article says the doctor's family paid the ransom.
  • I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.
  • lewismarktwo: I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.


    I would wager this guy died doing nothing similar to what we're hearing.
  • lewismarktwo: I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.


    well you're a moron
  • Based on the organization's name they serve Lucifer?
    I can't imagine having the guts to travel to one of these countries to do things that put me directly in harm's way, without extreme security and other precautionary measures. 
    Good for them, but damn, that's just reckless.
  • AverageAmericanGuy: BarkingUnicorn: AverageAmericanGuy: Dr. Dilip Joseph was freed 11 hours after his captors released two other kidnapped staffers of his nonprofit agency

    So the operation was unnecessary?

    Thanks, Obamacare!

    I'm not sure. "Freed" does not tell us whether the team freed him or the kidnappers did.

    The article says the doctor's family paid the ransom.


    Gott damned meddling civilians!
  • AverageAmericanGuy: The article says the doctor's family paid the ransom.


    The article actually says this:

    The Afghan doctor's family paid $12,000 to the smugglers, who later released him, Haqbeen and Samad said. For its part, Morning Star stated "categorically that we paid no ransom, money or other consideration" to anyone in securing any of its staffers' release.

    So someone paid $12,000 but they aren't calling it ransom.

    Fark that - if you pay them money it will only encourage them to repeat their actions.
  • TFA is all farked up. I think I finally get it:

    "Joseph and an Afghan doctor were abducted near the village of Jegdalek"

    "The Afghan doctor's family paid $12,000 to the smugglers, who later released him,"

    "Sometime Saturday night, military forces rescued Joseph "
  • Shouldn't there also be newsflashes every time an Afghani soldier dies? They have families too. Even an article that interview the people who live nearby, to discuss how they feel with this sort of violence affecting their school aged children would be nice. They are probably thanking everyone involved for helping them make insurance claims and the polite helicopter pilots flying in stealth mode so nobody would lose sleep. The local parents must appreciate the great example being set for the youngsters, who obviously feel safe and protected by the SEALs. I'm sure that the schools the coalition forces are building will teach those kids the literacy levels they need to also fly helicopters and run businesses that supply armies and offer logistics, just like coalition children are learning in their countries. But all the news about Afghanistan is depressing. By newsflashing the deaths of American soldiers, we might get the impression that war is horrible or something.
  • Happy Hours: AverageAmericanGuy: The article says the doctor's family paid the ransom.

    The article actually says this:

    The Afghan doctor's family paid $12,000 to the smugglers, who later released him, Haqbeen and Samad said. For its part, Morning Star stated "categorically that we paid no ransom, money or other consideration" to anyone in securing any of its staffers' release.

    So someone paid $12,000 but they aren't calling it ransom.

    Fark that - if you pay them money it will only encourage them to repeat their actions.


    Yes, it does encourage them....but the odds of them repeating their actions with *your* loved ones approaches zero really, really, really fast. 12k, for a lot of people, is a fairly insignificant drop in the bucket so, really, why should they care? Historically (and it's supported by this incident as well) the captors don't hold on to poor people or people from poor families because they aren't worth the money. The ones they do hold onto for ransoms....generally speaking.....have a decent amount of money. Given the choice between the safe return of my wife or another ski-resort vacation, it's in my personal interest to negotiate with terrorists.

    What's best for the government and/or official policies isn't always what's best for an individual.
  • Sorry, I'm just having a flashback to 1/8 a century ago thinking that something wrong, very wrong was going to happen by George Bush taking a 5 week vacation just 6 months after inauguration. At the time, I was worried about China and Taiwan. But 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan an even worse clusterfark. And for a 1/8 of a century in Afghanistan, there's still Taliban poised to take back Afghanistan and El Quaeda controlling north Mali.
  • That doctor was a douche bag
    /that is all
  • Ironic that the doctor would probably have been in no danger of being kidnapped if there weren't US seals, and other assorted killers, running around their country killing people.
  • giftedmadness: lewismarktwo: I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.

    well you're a moron


    Why's that chief?
  • doglover: I always thought operators were just supposed to answer the phone.


    It depends how smooth they are.
  • DrPainMD: Ironic that the doctor would probably have been in no danger of being kidnapped if there weren't US seals, and other assorted killers, running around their country killing people.


    Mmmmno. This is what they do once the harvest has been gathered.
    They're primitive, thieving barbarians. Like Scots, only better groomed.
  • 0Icky0: DrPainMD: Ironic that the doctor would probably have been in no danger of being kidnapped if there weren't US seals, and other assorted killers, running around their country killing people.

    Mmmmno. This is what they do once the harvest has been gathered.
    They're primitive, thieving barbarians. Like Scots, only better groomed.


    If they were primitive, thieving barbarians they'd be over here trying to steal our oil.
  • lewismarktwo: giftedmadness: lewismarktwo: I think I liked it better when the average person didn't know about SEAL teams and one dying wouldn't even be on the radar.

    well you're a moron

    Why's that chief?


    ignorance is bliss, right moron?
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