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Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
« on: August 14, 2013, 11:26:48 am »
There's a new cartoon out in Pakistan. It's called "The Burka Avenger." It's about a mild mannered school teacher who fights against fundamentalists and other bad guys to keep schools open and to let girls get education. The Burka thing is a disguise to hide her identity and isn't a religious thing. It's like a ninja costume for her.  The cartoon has strong Western cultural things like concerts and such and fundamentalists are viewed as backwards bullies. But, you can see for yourself and form your own opinions.
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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 12:23:44 pm »
    It won't win any wars but it's nice to know there's some pro western influences out there in Indian Territory.
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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 12:47:06 pm »
    I can't say as to if the war is won this way, but apparently that is how it is being fought. Apparently, this lady is a little more astute in her Jihadi fighting sensibilities than the majority of our forces in Pakistan, where you can't swing a cat without hitting a bearded America, who is somehow in disguise.  Oh, but no, he is wearing traditional native clothing, no one will notice he is a six foot tall Caucasian riding in a truck with a 240G on top.  So plus one on the disguise. 

    Honestly, it seems a little corny, but then I think about the massive cultural changes here in America, many of which have been borne out by television and movies with certain types always being portrayed as backwards and hypocritical, as well as scrawny, underhanded and unnatractive, and constantly shown up by manly and stalwart publicly funded climate change scientists with six pack abses. 

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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 04:50:09 pm »
    Corny, yes. but this is for children and that's why I say this is how the war is won. The current generation is a lost cause. Killing them won't end it. But if we help the next generation out, then there's a chance.
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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 05:53:08 pm »
    War on terrorism?  Is there one?  It takes two to have a war. And those Islamists are not terrorists (throat clearing sound), they are just freedom fighters.

    Seems like our government has surrendered, running up the white flag, putting our uniformed services in the field in great jeopardy, and abandoning our allies and the people we are trying to help, as well as our own foreign diplomatic corp.  By the way, Mr. President, that is pronounced like "core," not "corpse."

    All kidding aside, I agree that it may be the next generation of indigenous people in areas of conflict that could make a difference.  Nice find.
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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 06:59:50 pm »
    Corny, yes. but this is for children and that's why I say this is how the war is won. The current generation is a lost cause. Killing them won't end it. But if we help the next generation out, then there's a chance.

    I fully agree with you.  It just reminds me of "Captain Planet" from years ago.  All the same, that show was probably very successful in showing how evil white men bulldozing rainforests had to be stopped by perfectly multiethnically balanced forces wielding magical forces of dubious effectiveness. 

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    « Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 07:03:02 pm »
    m watching it, and this is actually pretty darn entertaining so far. 

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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 09:04:45 am »
    Seems like our government has surrendered, running up the white flag, putting our uniformed services in the field in great jeopardy, and abandoning our allies and the people we are trying to help, as well as our own foreign diplomatic corp.  By the way, Mr. President, that is pronounced like "core," not "corpse."

    Oh, he knows the difference, now. Marines are a Corps. An Ambassador is a corpse.

    Sorry. Too soon?

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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 12:49:03 pm »
    Right after the fall of the Soviet Union, one of the common memes hereabouts was that we didn't have to exchange nukes with them because we had blue jeans and rock-and-roll on our side. It's not that simple -- even sounds a little corny -- but I do think it mattered. So, yeah, I can see a benefit in this

    If it does make some progress, I expect a backlash of course. Fundamentalists are not noted for their tolerance of successful challenges to their faith.
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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #9 on: August 17, 2013, 01:12:56 pm »
    Oh, he knows the difference, now. Marines are a Corps. An Ambassador is a corpse.

    Sorry. Too soon?

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    Re: Is this how the war on terrorism is won?
    « Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 04:05:57 pm »
    Oh, he knows the difference, now. Marines are a Corps. An Ambassador is a corpse.

    Sorry. Too soon?

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    Not too soon. Exactly what I implied.

    Returning to the video.  I watched the whole thing.  That courageous female teacher is doing something good and should be encouraged.  She can't do it alone, but she speaks for a voice in Pakistan that needs to grow.
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