Other than that, Pakistan is as complete an enemy as you could have. Not only has it been stupid of us to keep sending them billions in "aid", which was really just payoff money for the table scraps of terrorist leaders they'd give us (which is a screwed up situation in itself), but that policy has isolated us somewhat from India, who should be our major ally in the region. Pakistan has taken most of the money we've given them over the years and used it to buy money to point at the Indians, and the Indians know that.
It's terrible, it's stupid. It's worse than that because the Pakistanis have nuclear weapons, and after the Bin Laden strike I remember reading a story where the ISI got so paranoid they were actually driving their nuclear warheads around on unmarked, basically unguarded trucks out of fear that we were going to swoop in and take them. You want to get scared for the future, imagine Pakistani nuclear weapons being driven around Karachi and Lahore on unmarked moving trucks by a couple of guys with nothing more than AKs. Yeesh.
It's part of why I approve with drone strikes that we're doing in northern Pakistan. Bush tried to let Musharraf handle it and treat his country like a legitimate, functioning government. Obama has been tougher on them, and better as a result, imo.
I was once a normal kid
Till the Devil came down and flipped my lid
He gave me a switchblade and he gave me a muse
Then he vomited acid all over my shoes
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How would you like it if China conducted drone strikes on our soil? Or is whats good for the goose not actually good for the gander?
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life
Strange line of thought from you Gonz.....
I've always considered that a pretty bad saying because gooses and ganders are not the same, as any goose or gander will tell you.How would you like it if China conducted drone strikes on our soil? Or is whats good for the goose not actually good for the gander?
This China example is not a good one. It's like if I say that I wish Bashar al-Assad was dead and somebody said, "hey, how would you like if I said I wish your father was dead?"
Uh, terrible. But how is that relevant?
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4. a silly or foolish person; simpleton.
5. Slang. a poke between the buttocks to startle.Now, youre comparing wishing someones dad dead to an argument about drone strikes on another countries sovereign soil? Really? Youre just playing the slippery eel today arent you? Fess up.gan·der/ˈgændər/ Show Spelled [gan-der] Show IPA
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Tell me....if China wanted to kill one of its citizens in out country using a drone strike, and does so against our wishes and without our consent, how is that so different from what were doing in Pakistan?
The fact is, even well trained police go into panic mode when **** gets real and even they make horrible decisions with guns in their hands. The LAPD and NYPD are only recent examples. More errant bullets flying around isn't all that great of an idea, IMHO. Not to mention the fact that armed guards are trained and paid even less than police, particularly those that would be paid by an extremely underfunded education system.