Gotta love them ‘Peace Treaties’

Two Days of Homicide Attacks Kill 70 in Pakistan

Militants in northwest Pakistan disavowed a peace pact with the government and launched two days of homicide attacks and bombings that killed at least 70 people, dramatically escalating the violence in the Al Qaeda infiltrated region.

Anybody surprised here?

 The attacks Sunday and Saturday followed strident calls by extremists to avenge the government’s bloody storming of Islamabad’s Red Mosque and a declaration of jihad, or holy war, by at least one pro-Taliban cleric.

However, Musharraf can also use the turbulence to convince Washington, his key backer, that he remains a vital bulwark against extremists in the Islamic world’s only declared nuclear state.

Dangerous situation here. More needs to be done to prevent the extremists from getting control of the government or its nukes.

Television footage showed about half a dozen roadside houses also destroyed by the blasts. People dug four corpses out of the rubble, among them a young girl.

Where’s the outrage here? Or is ‘outrage’ just reserved for when the US kills an innocent person?

However, critics have argued that Musharraf’s decision to cut a deal effectively handed the Taliban and Al Qaeda a safe haven from which to plot attacks in Pakistan, Afghanistan and in the West.

Looks like the critics were right, no?

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5 Responses to Gotta love them ‘Peace Treaties’

  1. Jenn says:

    I am shocked to the very tips of my patriotically painted toes.

  2. Frankly I am shocked… SHOCKED… at your approval of raping young children.

    If you were against such atrocities, then you would surely post more about that outrage, yet you don’t.

    Thus you support it…

  3. frznagn says:

    “Frankly I am shocked… SHOCKED… at your approval of raping young children.

    If you were against such atrocities, then you would surely post more about that outrage, yet you don’t.”

    Actually, I have. I believe I stated that we should bring back stoning for child rapists. And to charge a fee based on weight for each, and the funds raised would go to the victims family.

    But if you’ve missed that post I can certainly try to find it or re-post something similar.

    EDIT: http://www.haloscan.com/comments/jennofthejungle/5676929984787119996/
    If you go down to the 8th comment you’ll see that I said this: “F*ck jail! Bring back stoning! Charge a fee for stones based on weight with the proceeds going to the victims.”

  4. I guess you missed my point. Some outrages are universal… you don’t have to scream “I hate child rapists” every hour to ensure everyone knows that you do hate child rapists.

    Most realize that and don’t go for the false argument of “lack of outrage,” but hey if that’s all you got then run with it. Nothing like a straw man to make your point!

  5. frznagn says:

    Oh no, I got it. You made you’re point quite well. I just wanted to have some fun with you!

    “Some outrages are universal… you don’t have to scream “I hate child rapists” every hour to ensure everyone knows that you do hate child rapists.”

    Funny, it doesn’t stop the Bush Bashers. Any chance they get, they pounce!

    “Most realize that and don’t go for the false argument of “lack of outrage,” but hey if that’s all you got then run with it. ”

    It’s not a ‘false argument’. It really makes me wonder about people when a ‘situation’ happens.

    Case in point: Fox News does a story about a person of color and shows a picture of someone else of that color. Many lefty sites bash Fox for being the usual ‘faux’ and then state that they must be racist because they can’t tell the difference between people of color. And so on. Then ABC does the same exact thing. Then what does the left say? Nothing. Complete silence. Ok, maybe not complete, but the level of hatred is definitely not there.

    So what is the real problem? That someone made a mistake? If so, then they’d have to be equally upset at ABC, right? Assuming that they are fair minded. But since it was so quiet, it would appear that the left is just so full of hate or bias against Fox that they can’t see that everyone makes mistakes. Or that all the other places make ‘mistakes’ and that Fox does it on purpose. Not very fair minded at all, eh?

    So you see, not a ‘false argument’, but just my way of stating/questioning why the left is being so biased/unfair. To me, if one side is so unfair about their behavior, then why should we believe them when they say anything? That’s a fair question, right?

    As for the straw man issue, you’ve got it wrong.

    According to Wiki:
    1. Present a misrepresentation of the opponent’s position, refute it, and pretend that the opponent’s actual position has been refuted.

    Since I don’t state the opponents position, only that they are silent- this doesn’t qualify.

    2. Quote an opponent’s words out of context

    I didn’t quote them. Doesn’t apply either!

    3. Present someone who defends a position poorly as the defender, refute that person’s arguments, and pretend that every upholder of that position, and thus the position itself, has been defeated.

    Didn’t do this either!

    4. Invent a fictitious persona with actions or beliefs that are criticized, and pretend that the person represents a group of whom the speaker is critical.

    Nothing invented or fictitious here!

    5. Oversimplify a person’s argument into a simple analogy, which can then be attacked.

    Nothing oversimplified or any analogies either.

    It’s pretty simple. If X happens and it bothers you enough to attack someone over it, then it should be done whether or not it’s from someone you like or dislike. Only complaining about liberal child rapists and ignoring the conservative ones just shows your bias and demeans what you ‘stand’ for. How can one truly believe what you type at that point?

    As you can see on my blog, I bitch about people people from the left AND the right. More so from the left, yes. But at least I don’t give anyone on the right a free pass just because of party affiliation.

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