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#BringBackOurBalls (cont.) [Mark Steyn}
steynonline.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 05/14/2014 4:07:46 PM PDT by neverdem

At the risk of damning Mrs Obama with faint praise, I have to acknowledge that the First Lady's is not quite the lamest Hashtag of Western Impotence pose. That honor belongs to the gentleman at right - the Rt Hon David Cameron, PC, MP. Michelle Obama is merely the wife of the head of government; Mr Cameron is an actual head of government. So who exactly is he calling on to do all this "bringing back" he's so in favor of? Activist celebrities pull these stunts to put pressure on government. Who are all these government celebrities meant to be pressurizing?

One can also make the case that to Mr Cameron these are "our girls" in a way they're not, not really, to the First Lady. Nigerians are Commonwealth citizens and, as a point of British immigration law, not "foreign". Thus, the Prime Minister is, in his feeble passivity, reminding us that if anyone ought to go get 'em it ought to be the SAS. Whatever one feels about his predecessor as Downing Street Glamour Boy, when faced with his own West African kidnapping - the seizure of members of the Royal Irish Regiment by Sierra Leone rebels - Tony Blair acted decisively and flew in the SAS, who freed the hostages and killed the men holding them...

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1 posted on 05/14/2014 4:07:46 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: JLS

Ping


2 posted on 05/14/2014 4:09:17 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

Real Western leaders would work with the Nigerian government to take back the girls. Obama sends in the actors with their signs, while little girls are brutalized, raped, and worst of all, forced to convert to satanic Islam.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 4:15:15 PM PDT by pallis
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To: neverdem
Ping. Unfortunately, I still do not know what that means. In trouble again.
4 posted on 05/14/2014 4:15:40 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: neverdem

Mark Steyn has been one of the few conservative writers truly worth reading of late. Maybe it’s because of his initial history of being an “outsider” looking at America from afar, coupled with being so steeped and well-versed in America’s past cultural history, but he really seems to be extremely perceptive in recognizing and sounding the alarm-bells over the astonishing decline and degredation America is going through.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 4:15:51 PM PDT by greene66
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To: neverdem

The calls to rescue the girls all seem to assume they’re conveniently being held somewhere together, guarded by a few “militants.”

In actual fact, they are probably dispersed across a good chunk of Nigeria and neighboring countries by now. The girl hostages aren’t labeled, so you won’t know who they are, even if you could find them, which you can’t.

If we could send Delta Force in, kill a few dozen terrorists and rescue the girls, I’m good. If we knew where they all were, which we don’t, a rescue would have to involve simultaneously launched raids, possibly dozens of them.

Hostage rescue training scenarios generally end with one or more hostages dead. In the profession, a common saying is, “It sucks to be a hostage.”

A spectacular exception was the Peruvian commando rescue ot hostages at the Japanese Embassy. They killed all the terrorists and only one hostage died, and he had a severe pre-existing heart condition.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 4:19:17 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Fungi

>>Ping. Unfortunately, I still do not know what that means. In trouble again.<<

What “ping” means?


7 posted on 05/14/2014 4:20:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Sherman Logan

>>A spectacular exception was the Peruvian commando rescue ot hostages at the Japanese Embassy

Seems to me there was a huge stink about that later - commandos being charged with murder and that kind of thing by a new left wing government.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 4:29:07 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

True. But that caused such a huge counter-stink they backed down.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 4:31:35 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: neverdem

Wow, I didn’t realize that Nigerians were part of the British commonwealth.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sherman Logan

The thought behind these stupid hash tags is the same as the idea broadcast on my local TV’s “save the children” campaign. They show a picture of a supposedly missing child and ask if you have seen him or her to call a number and report it.

The last child I saw pictured went missing in 2006. So now what are we supposed to do with that information?

These girls are gone. Some will drift back, but most will be swallowed up and lost in the mess that is lawless Africa.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 4:37:31 PM PDT by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: freedumb2003

Was told once by the honorable Null and Void, then forgot. Just having fun. I guess that will soon be illegal too.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

>>Was told once by the honorable Null and Void, then forgot. Just having fun. I guess that will soon be illegal too.<<

Fun will NEVER be illegal at FR!!

Besides, if we eliminated Fun, you would be just “gi.”

:) ;)


13 posted on 05/14/2014 4:53:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Fungi
Been here almost two years and you don't know what ping means?

Here:

Lots of FReeper info at that link.
14 posted on 05/14/2014 5:07:33 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Yardstick
Stats taken from Photius:"

The average IQ in Nigeria is 84. Pretty dumb lot. It's worse in the surrounding countries.

The average IQ in Niger, to the north, is 69.

The average IQ in Chad, to the east, is 68.

The average IQ in Cameroon, to the southeast, is 64.

The smartest country that borders Nigeria is Benin, where the average IQ is 70.

15 posted on 05/14/2014 5:25:07 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: freedumb2003

Good one, had to read it twice before I got it. Fungi does not mean what you think it does.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:59 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

>> Fungi does not mean what you think it does.<<

It isn’t Japanese for “Fun Guy?”


17 posted on 05/14/2014 6:40:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

No. Guess again.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 6:55:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: freedumb2003

Just think: “ I collect spores, molds, and fungi.”, Dr. Venkman (sp?) of Ghostbusters fame. *snicker*


19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:48:08 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Fungi

Oh, Gus, the Gardener’s gone now
And you went with him too.
The fungus here reminds me of
The fun Gus is having with you.

-Benny Hill (My Garden Of Love)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1BdtEWnqs4


20 posted on 05/14/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Cute, no cigar.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 9:46:47 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping neverdem.


22 posted on 05/15/2014 1:23:47 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Sherman Logan
If we could send Delta Force in, kill a few dozen terrorists and rescue the girls, I’m good.

I don't think it would be so bad if we just sent in Delta Force (or the SAS, using a broader "we") and killed a few dozen terrorists, period (or full stop, to be inclusive).

23 posted on 05/15/2014 3:30:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: freedumb2003; ExGeeEye
Besides, if we eliminated Fun, you would be just “gi.”

And then, if you were ZOTTED! - you'd be Ex-gi.

(Not to be confused with ExGeeEye)

24 posted on 05/15/2014 4:48:06 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Fungi

Pity the poor mushroom.

Never can get a date,

even when those attempting to

fix him up declares that he’s

a real fun guy.


25 posted on 05/15/2014 4:54:48 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Utilizer

That would be Dr. Egon Spengler, as portrayed by the late Harold Ramis.

“Venkman” was Bill Murray’s character.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 5:14:37 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Elsie

< Lurch Voice> You rang?


27 posted on 05/15/2014 5:16:36 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: neverdem

28 posted on 05/15/2014 6:27:16 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: ExGeeEye
Oh, you're right. It was Egon, not Venkman. :)

Ah, well, you know what they say: the memory is the second thing to go. *grin* Thanks for the correction.

29 posted on 05/15/2014 7:17:42 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: neverdem

Thanks, Styne can really make us laugh at society’s present insanity.


30 posted on 05/16/2014 8:21:35 AM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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