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What the POTUS Can Learn From a 16-Year Old Girl About the Proper Way to Handle Global Conflict

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I present to you a video that clearly demonstrates that intelligence has nothing to do with age, as 16-year-old Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai demonstrates far more compassion and wisdom about the topic of war than POTUS Barack Obama, who remains nothing but a sock puppet for European and Wall Street banking interests that control the US Central Bank and direct all “war-profiteering-for corporate interests” efforts. When she was just 14-years-old, the Taliban boarded a bus in Pakistan that Ms. Yousafzai was riding and shot her in the head for campaigning for a woman's right to education. Since then, Ms. Yousafzai has shown remarkable courage, refusing to back down to the Taliban.

 

When asked what she would do if the Taliban came to kill her again, Ms. Yousafzia provided a most remarkable and courageous answer:

 

"I would reply to myself, 'Malala, just take a shoe and hit him. But then I said, 'If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harsh[ness], you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.' Then I said I will tell him how important education is and that 'I even want education for your children as well.' And I will tell him, 'That's what I want to tell you, now do what you want.'"

 

Just a few months into Barack’s first term as POTUS, I penned an article, “8 Reasons Why the Obama Administration Will Not Solve This Crisis By the End of 2009” due to the fact that President Obama’s cabinet appointments [did] not reflect, in the slightest manner, the enormous change that he spoke of during his campaign.” As absurd as that article title sounds today, many in the mainstream media were in the midst of a full-blown love affair with the then newly appointed (versus elected) President and some had illogically suggested that the POTUS would solve the Wall Street-created crisis by the end of his first year in office. Diametrically opposed to this mountain of propaganda, I warned a few months into Obama’s term: “Don’t let President Obama’s professed anger regarding the $165 million of bonuses slotted for AIG executives fool you.” With politicians, lies come as naturally to them as breathing, and one most be careful to judge a politician’s character by his or her actions, not his or her words. Why do I bring this up? Because bankers are inextricably linked to all major conflicts over resources that take place around the world, as US Brigadier General Smedley Butler so clearly described in his book "War is a Racket". In the 1930s, after General Butler realized that he was being used as a pawn for the benefit of Wall Street interests, he declared, "I believe in making Wall Street pay for it, taking Wall Street by the throat and shaking it up." But here we stand today, more than 80 years later, and Wall Street is still making us pay for all of their sins.


I truly hope this video makes it to the desktop of the POTUS himself, as he could learn a lot from Ms. Yousafzai to re-think his drone policy, and use education, as suggested by Ms. Yousafzai, to fight terrorism instead of ordering drones to drop bombs that many times end up killing innocent women and children, and instead of defeating terrorism, only serve to fuel more future retaliatory terrorism. To compound the errors of his drone policy, the POTUS has simply resorted to imprisoning journalists that know the truth about innocents murdered by his drones to prevent the world from learning the same truths.  In fact, the Obama administration interrogated, beat, and told Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye “we will destroy your life if you keep on talking about [the US drone massacre of 14 innocent women, five of whom were pregnant, and 21 innocent children, the youngest who was 2-years old]” that occurred in Al Majalah village in southern Yemen in 2009. Perhaps it's time for an undeserving former Nobel Peace Prize winner to learn a thing or two from the young girl that should have won the Nobel Peace Prize this year - the wonderful and brilliant Malala Yousafzia.


 

 


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Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:26 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Seems a lot of wasted Skittles and vitriol over a puppet.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 18:02 | Link to Comment MrBoompi
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I get the criticism directed at Obama, who deserves it. But nobody could convince me John McCain or Mitt Romney would have been any better. So criticize away and remember if you want to change things we need to look further than these two parties. The plutocrats who have spent billions to control this political system will not go down without a fight, and it will not be bloodless.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Chump
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Has anyone here ever tried to convince you that McCain or Romney would be better?

You know why they don't get much press here?  Because neither one is POTUS...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment Wyatt Junker
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Not even Ghandi was this naive, but at least he could do neat parlour tricks like drink his own piss.

Malala, what neato things can you do?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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ROFL!  You, sir, are my kind of SOB!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Radical Marijuana
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It is now a well-established historical fact that the US and British governments paid to destroy the democratically elected, relatively moderate, government of Iran in the early 1950s, because that Iranian government was going to distribute more of the wealth from oil to the Iranian people, rather than to the big Anglo-American oil companies. Thus, the Iranian revolution, in which extreme Islamic groups became dominate, was the obvious blowback from Anglo-American intervention in Iran. Similar situations developed elsewhere. Moreover, on a deeper level, this deliberate driving of the clash of cultures, and social polarization generally, is certainly an aspect of an overall plan, which is being prepared to deal with the runaway exponential growth problems, namely, deliberately drive things to get so bad that there appear to be reasonable grounds to start using weapons of mass destruction, in order to kill hundreds of millions or even billions of people.

All of the old-fashioned religions and ideologies have nothing to offer, in principle, to adapting to fundamental changes in the human condition upon planet Earth. Meanwhile, the ruling classes will continue to implement their kinds of covert strategies, to deliberately make things worse, in ways that they know will blow back, because that will then give them more excuses to spiral another turn around their systems of social control. They too have nothing to offer, in principle, to the fundamental changes in the human condition of Planet Earth. They too are merely acting out their social habits, as the established pyramidion people in their social pyramid system.

The problem with this young woman's world view is that her idea of "education" is NOT more radical truth, but rather, more access to other young women to learn to operate better within the dominant systems, which are ALL based on the biggest bullies' bullshit, developed by Neolithic Civilizations for thousands of years. Only much more radical truth could offer something, in principle, to make "education" for women worthwhile.

We live in a Bizarro Mirror World, where everything appears proportionately backwards, and distorted. There is no doubt that the Anglo-American (Zionist) empire is the biggest gang of criminals and terrorists, who have been driving more of that to exist in response everywhere else. However, there are chronic political problems inherent in the nature of life which are the reasons WHY that happens. Education about more radical truth, to understand WHY human realities are always organized lies, operating organized robberies, is what is necessary, in order to go through that towards better evolutionary ecologies between those systems. EVERY religion, and all ideologies, are just different systems of organized lies, operating organized robberies. There are NO "good guys," only different kinds of "bad guys." The biggest and most successful organizations were simply the best, then and there, at being dishonest, and backing that up with violence. However, advances in science and technologies have made human beings become trillions of times more powerful, which has fundamentally changed the human condition. There is NOTHING in this young woman's statements that indicates enough adequate understanding and coping with that. Indeed, the whole world is almost totally dominated by religions and ideologies which are obsolete to the point of being dangerously absurd. The clash of cultures is mostly one stupid set of ideas versus another stupid set of ideas. This young woman comes out of that context of one old-fashioned set of ideas fighting against another set of old-fashioned ideas, both of which have become psychotically disconnected from the fundamentally changing nature of the human condition.

The central concept of human ecology is always the death controls. What we need are radical paradigm shifts in the ways that we think about that, and do that. There is nothing in more bullshit "education" which provides the ability to do that sufficiently. WE NEED PROFOUND PARADIGM SHIFTS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, AND ESPECIALLY IN POLITICAL SCIENCE AND MILITARISM. Eloquent and intelligent presentations of even apparently the best of the old-fashioned, biggest bullies' bullshit world views are axiomatically stillborn. However, that is the ONLY thing I hear when I listen to this girl speaking, as well as when I listen to practically everyone else promoting their own kind of favourite old-fashioned religions and/or ideologies.

We need to understand how the biggest bullies were able to pervert the philosophy of science, in order to advance their agenda, of their kinds of triumphant systems of organized lies, operating organized robberies. That is IMPERATIVE because profound paradigm shifts in sciences like physics and biology have made human beings become trillions of times more powerful and capable, which has changed the fundamental human condition. ONLY following through to paradigm shifts in political science of equal or greater magnitude can perhaps cope with that novel situation. Nothing else offers anything worthwhile, in principle, than those kinds of radical truths about our situation.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Whiner
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Islam and women. Like farmers and their cattle. Mohammed says not to marry more than six and not until they are eleven or so. Righteous is the man who gives his wife a good beating. I'll take any day Jesus the Godman Jew.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment assistedliving
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try reducing PAKISTANI import tariffs on textiles.  problem solved

but nooooo, better we give/sell/kickback $1B/year in military hardware, surveillance, wire tapping, internet reading equipment and for goodness sake, let us continue our DRONE policy

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:49 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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"What the POTUS Can Learn From a 16-Year Old Girl About the Proper Way to Handle Global Conflict?"

 

How to be a fucking human being, instead of whatever the fuck stinking piece of shit abomination he is currently aspiring to be? (Stalin, probably, or maybe Pol-Pot?)

How not to be such a fucking queen when a taciturn Russian guy flexes his pecs at you?

How to find a country other than the USA on a map?

How to just stop being a drone happy death junky?

 

Yeah, good luck 16 year old girl...  fucking wasting your breath love.

 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:47 | Link to Comment bourbondave
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This woman is amazingly courageous but what lesson are we to take from this?  The proper response to people so crazy as to walk up to a 14 year old girl and shoot her in the head for doing other other than wanting an education is to combat them with education and reason?  Is this blog author joking?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:15 | Link to Comment pomlad5
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You did not understand the message!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 18:59 | Link to Comment steelhead23
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It would appear that among the inbreeding ailments of the Bourbons is deafness.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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print moar demokrisy?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Mi Naem
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I couldn't get past his ass-kissing on the front end of the "interview". 

She won't need toilet paper for a week. 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:20 | Link to Comment Dr. Bonzo
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Shot in the head by the Taliban. Come on. How does that compare to the courage that it takes to be a young Africanese growing up in Hawaii?

 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:03 | Link to Comment Herkimer Jerkimer
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Ms. Yousafzia provided a most remarkable and courageous answer:

 

"I would reply to myself, 'Malala, just take a shoe and hit him. But then I said, 'If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harsh[ness], you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education..

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What an incredibly naive little girl, filled with arrogance and conceit that strong-headedness only brings.

Yes, we get the message, and it's just cute. She can yap all she wants. We've been dealing with mindset of the taliban for centuries and they still don't get it.

 

The only way to get rid of the taliban is to kill them.

If we leave them alone, they will survive, and spread their vile terror to submit others, and eventually, come to our shores again. Or in greater numbers.

 

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Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment ebear
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"I would reply to myself, 'Malala, just take a shoe and hit him. But then I said, 'If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. "

Wrong.

The correct response when someone INITIATES violence against you is to respond in kind.  This does NOT make you the same as them.

A few years ago a friend of mine visited his family in the Peshawar region of Pakistan, up near the Afgan border.  He reported that the compound housing about 20 members of his family had at hand an AK47 for each family member, including women, plus an M-60 machine gun on the roof.  When they traveled abroad, everyone carried their AK.  The result. No one EVER messed with them.   This is not a radical family BTW - they are all educated and send their kids abroad to university, again, women included.  If the Taliban don't like it, tough shit is their attitude and they have the force to back it up.  Hell of a way to live I guess, but then it's their home, isn't it, and there's no one else around to defend them.


Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Max Damage
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The west has been killing the Taliban and their ilk for years. The result? More of them radicalised and wanting to kill us. She has a point on education. But education takes time and patience. 

The only thing we know for sure is the non stop terrorist activities of the west has done nothing but create hoardes of terrorists in kind out for our blood

 

Activities such as bombing baby milk factories, Illegal war in Iraq, backing extreme muslim terrorists when it suits such as the Taliban in Afghanistan, and Al Qeada in Syria. The list is endless

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:48 | Link to Comment bourbondave
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I know its popular to say it this way but what made the war "illegal"?  You may strongly disagree with going to war but what is the basis for an assessment as "illegal"?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:53 | Link to Comment koncaswatch
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CONgress, actually a House committee by a 31 to 11 vote,  gave an Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq; no declaration of war as required by the Constitution was enacted. I think in the eye of a libertarian that would constitute an illegal use of military force/war.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 17:00 | Link to Comment Max Damage
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CONgress, actually a House committee by a 31 to 11 vote,  gave an Authorization for the Use of Military Force in Iraq; no declaration of war as required by the Constitution was enacted. I think in the eye of a libertarian that would constitute an illegal use of military force/war.

 

They voted based on being told a pack of lies or knowing it was a pack of lies - That makes the war illegal, no matter how you dress it up. And good soldiers died in Iraq for that lie, and I bet no relative of a congressman went out there. And I am far from a libertarian

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment koncaswatch
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A pack of lies is a given. That alone makes the whole damn thing immoral. BTW, I was speaking for myself (libertarian).

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Max Damage
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The west ARMED Saddam and sold him chemical weapons. The WEST allowed him to use said weapons on his population

The West later lied to their voters that Saddam Hussain could launch a chemical attack on Britain and Europe within 60 minutes

They justified the war with that lie, and that alone makes the war illegal

In the UK they allegedly murdered Doctor Kelly a nuclear expert who was refused to back the lies

The Iraq war was based upon a complete and utter pack of lies

Tens of thousands died in Iraq as a result of the war based on those lies, creating anger against the West who consistently arm, and then attack the people they arm, killing hundreds of thousands over the last 20 years

And Iraq today? An utter mess!!!!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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WIthout the past/present/&(and most likely)future "Foreign Policy" of the USGov there would be NO

- Taliban

- AlQueda

- 9/11

- War on Terror

etc.

 

I wonder if that little girl understands this ? Probably not yet, since she accepted an invitation to the White House in the 1st place

.. like a sheep walking into the Den of Lions thanking them they chased away the Hienas

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:50 | Link to Comment bourbondave
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What nonsense.   There would be no taliban?  Just milk and cookies in the world if there wasn't the US?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:13 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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This world would be beyond redemption were it not for the young.

The problem though is that they are largely tainted by the time they reach adulthood by vermin on both sides of the scales.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:21 | Link to Comment prains
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It's a young women like her that can change Islam

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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Most religions are fine. It is some of the interpretations and the interpreters that are the issue. If onlyhuman beings stopped to think that a blood transfusion from an enemy is just as good as a transfusion from a friend, we might get somewhere. The big problem is stopping to think rather than letting someone else to do your thinking for you.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:08 | Link to Comment medium giraffe
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Most religions are fine?  No, my fickle friend, most religions are blood soaked domination fetish fests based on feudal power structures that originate from Iron age desert tribes.  Oh, but Buddhism is a nice religion right? The one that teaches that disability is cosmic retribution?

Religions are an affront to free thinking sovereign human beings which seek to crush and control.  Get over the control paradigm in its entirety and start from square one.  Stop being told what to think, or go back to queuing at the slaughterhouse door.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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same as putting Lipstick on a Pig, nothing will change the fact it's still a Pig(goes for all religions BTW)

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:12 | Link to Comment bluskyes
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Except your religion?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:22 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Secular humanism is the worst religion of all. Those that proclaim, through their scriptures, that it is acceptable to lie, kill and otherwise mistreat others of differing religions (or none at all) are second worst. 

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:06 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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I'm just very sorry that this fine young lady who has gone through so much misery and pain thanks to the U.S. Government had to address the likes of a chair Satan like President Obama and G.W. Bush.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:51 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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She was shot by the Taliban for speaking up against their closing schools and denying women any rights.

Taliban do this routinely with or without US presence in Pakistan.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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So which one makes it worse?

"The chicken" or "The egg"?

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment are we there yet
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Malala's message is pure New Testament. Forgive and love your enemies.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Trampy
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Malala's message is pure New Testament. Forgive and love your enemies.

And to then give fealty and homage to your oppressors ...

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment john39
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the central bankers are not muslim.  don't buy the red herring.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment Son of Captain Nemo
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Easy for you to say.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 09:47 | Link to Comment Racer
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If she is offered a Peace Prix then she should say

"No, thank you, Obama has one"

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 09:13 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Well, lets see:

She's moslem.

Female.

Not white. 

Frankly, I'm surprised she's not in fucking charge already.

Let's put her in the drivers seat.  I mean come on, those mysoginist, racist, greedy white guys took better than a 100 years to put us off of horsebacks and onto the surface of the moon, from blood letting and spice masks to anitbiotics and chemotherapy.  With a track record like that, we need some real achievers to get us some progress.  Si Si Puede and all that good shit.

My favorite little jewel though..  "Use education to combat terroism".  Sure!  How about you buy them a Coke and then read Canterbury Tales to them while they're sawing off your vacuous, give peace a chance academically shit-stuff head on you tube?  Beatnik douche.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment steelhead23
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It is useless to argue with a deaf man.  Please go away.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 12:34 | Link to Comment john39
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if western, saudi and israeli intelligence (aka, zato) would quit funding these fake islamic "terrorists", the problem would dissappear...  but the world neets it boggie man aka emanuel goldstein...  so until the people wake up to the game being played, innocent people around the world, including in the U.S., will continue to suffer and die.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:40 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Pretty amazing speech.

Mostly you get to see people build a straw man to knock it down. In this case, you build a straw man and dress it in a tuxedo and proceed to knock down the other side of the false argument.

If Malala was in charge, I doubt she would have been shot in the head by a fanatic trying to reduce people to a Dark Ages life of ignorance and servitude.

I always wondered who supported hit squads randomly spraying villages with gunfire and drone attacks because the rumors of Talibans were in the area. Now I know.

At least the Taliban target their murders. Allied Forces seem to take the 'close enough for Govt. work' approach. Hard to be seen as the guys in the white hats when your collateral damage numbers exceed Taliban numbers killed.

Malala is definitely right as a long term solution, and maybe wrong in a short term reality, but she certainly earned that right to speak her mind as she walks her talk and has the scars to show for it as opposed to an armchair blowhard white supremacist.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 15:27 | Link to Comment ebear
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"If Malala was in charge, I doubt she would have been shot in the head by a fanatic trying to reduce people to a Dark Ages life of ignorance and servitude."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_of_Benazir_Bhutto

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:48 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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You only get half marks because your forgot mysoginist and homophobe.  Best of luck finding a war without just plain old killing, and a world without just plain old war.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Emergency Ward
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I support your take, SH.  You called the out the straw man argument.  The Trillion-Dollar-a-Year War Party of Angry Killers is in charge in America and has a lot of cheerleaders.

I am guessing that those cheerleaders support General Alexander's NSA spy state in the belief that it keeps us "safe" (from Angela Merkel?) and also support President Obama's "covert" CIA/military incursions into Africa because he targets Muslims.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 10:37 | Link to Comment blackholes
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Such a hurtin' outlook you possess.

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 08:59 | Link to Comment d edwards
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Pakistani girl to BHO: "don't drone me, bro!

Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:19 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Sorry, but the idea that TOTUS has the capacity for learning is too far-fetched to even consider.

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