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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Now, when you say "stupid" and "arrogant", you're referring to the Taliban, right?
    You're saying the Taliban is stupid and arrogant.
    You're not saying the dead doctors were stupid and arrogant, right?
    You'd never suggest something like that, would you?
    Because apdst has assured us you would not.
    And you're missing the point here.

    The problem is that those people were too stupid to learn about it before they took the test or mission. I bet, they all had an army of researchers and coaches available to help them and they were either too stupid or too arrogant to prepare themselves for the inevitable.

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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    And you're missing the point here.

    The problem is that those people were too stupid to learn about it before they took the test or mission. I bet, they all had an army of researchers and coaches available to help them and they were either too stupid or too arrogant to prepare themselves for the inevitable.
    The word you're looking for is naive'. "They naively assumed their good intentions would see them through." A bigger question is why were they allowed to be in a war zone? People really ought to lose the word stupid. It can act like a reflecting pool sometimes.
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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The word you're looking for is naive'. "They naively assumed their good intentions would see them through." A bigger question is why were they allowed to be in a war zone? People really ought to lose the word stupid. It can act like a reflecting pool sometimes.
    I call it SSSD - Stupid Suicidal Strategy (by) Dumbasses.

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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Now, when you say "stupid" and "arrogant", you're referring to the Taliban, right?
    You're saying the Taliban is stupid and arrogant.
    You're not saying the dead doctors were stupid and arrogant, right?
    You'd never suggest something like that, would you?
    Because apdst has assured us you would not.
    I'm sorry.. who are you and why do I need to bother to respond to this post with anything more then utter scorn?
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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The word you're looking for is naive'. "They naively assumed their good intentions would see them through." A bigger question is why were they allowed to be in a war zone? People really ought to lose the word stupid. It can act like a reflecting pool sometimes.
    I DO hope people get that my comments are because I HATE TO SEE GOOD PEOPLE DIE. These were good people, they died stupidly, stupid deaths piss me off.
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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    FYI I was talking about the Missionaries.

    They went backing packing around bandit country with nothing more then good intentions.

    That's great in a FAIRY TALE, in RL it GET'S YOU KILLED.

    Were' they brave? In their own way. Did they die needlessly? YES.
    Well, ****! So much for backing you up! Thanks!!

    If anyone is the arrogant fools, it's the Taliban, that think they can just kill anyone that doesn't march in lockstep with their Islamist ideology.
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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I DO hope people get that my comments are because I HATE TO SEE GOOD PEOPLE DIE. These were good people, they died stupidly, stupid deaths piss me off.


    How about "arrogant" people?
    Do you hate to see them die?

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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Missionaries have been in Afghanistan from day one. Some of them are doing really amazing work, while others are just there to convert. I applaud the former and despise the latter. Aid should not be contingent upon conversion to Christianity.

    As for the people who went into the mountains, I have mixed feelings. Their hearts were in the right place but going into an unsecured area like that is kind of short sighted. There are many organizations that go into war zones in order to provide aid and many come in direct line of fire, but they usually have support nearby. Going into dangerous conditions that are also isolated is not really the smartest thing to do.

    Also... it's important to keep in mind that even though the Taliban claims responsibility, they might not have done it. There are any number of tribal factions in Afghanistan, some of whom hate westerners. They could have killed them for being on their territory, and then the Taliban took credit.

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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Well, ****! So much for backing you up! Thanks!!

    If anyone is the arrogant fools, it's the Taliban, that think they can just kill anyone that doesn't march in lockstep with their Islamist ideology.
    They traveled with no security and posted up where they were going on FaceBook beforehand, complete with a map.

    They were unarmed and ran (can't blame 'em) when the **** hit the fan, but evil is not overcome by fleeing from it and were summarily executed

    Sadly....What it really is is being a fool, they are also dead fools.

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    Re: Afghan mission ends in death for 6 US, 2 Europeans, 2 Afghans; Taliban claim resp

    Time to get out of Af and Iraq. Let the Muslims kill each other. We've done more than enough.

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