Savages   5/11/2012

It’s difficult to believe such monstrosities can take place in the 21st century:

On the same day, 18 civilians, women and children included, burned to death after militants set fire to their passenger van at a Balochistan petrol station. No group has claimed responsibility.
A few days earlier, a mother and father in Pakistan’s Kashmir doused their 15-year-old daughter in acid for “standing close” to a boy. They refused to take her to hospital for 24 hours as she lay dying in agony at home.

Yet, you don’t hear a peep about these horrors from those in the West who are constantly outraged by politically incorrect trivialities in their society.

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19 Comments for 'Savages'

    6/11/2012 | 12:05 am

    The left leaning Guardian of UK were one of the first media outlets to report this disgusting acid attack on this young girl. How on earth can you claim the moral/ethical high ground between the left & the right is beyond comprehension.

    What is your opinion on Imran Khan and his stance against the killing of innocent civilians by US drones in Pakistan which is only adding to the problems of extremism like that come from the Taliban. The savagery that comes from Washington is no better, but a hypocrite like you would never see it as such.

    Bernard Slattery
    6/11/2012 | 8:51 am

    Oh, the old lefty moral equivalence position, eh? Fighting extremism only aids and abets it, eh? So, we sit back and allow 9/11s and Bali bombings to mushroom all over the globe? Damn it, we wouldn’t be in this position had we appeased Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler, would we?

    Brian of Thirlmere
    6/11/2012 | 9:49 am

    Daily atrocities in places like Nigeria, Mali, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, Kenya, etc., etc. never get run here, and barely anywhere else to the same extent as, say, something like an accidental Quran burning by U.S. troops; and the reason: the so-called bleeding-heart Left couldn’t give a toss, that’s why!
    It’s not and never has been an issue about who dies and how many, but solely about who kills them that is the only motivating factor for these point-scoring, activist frauds. Who routinely and coldly step over the corpses of those they can’t use to get to the ones they can publicly exploit.
    Dozens died in a recent college dorm shooting massacre by Islamists in Nigeria, not that you would ever know watching ABC1’s main nightly news bulletin, which otherwise feverishly reports seemingly every, single act of gun violence – in the U.S. I guess that’s what the ABC’s fig leaf – News24 – is for. To run those kind of inconvenient stories at 2am on a Monday morning along with Palestinians behaving badly or ‘slush fund’ scandals. But when it comes to the U.S. or Israel, well, that’s prime-time material, repeatedly!
    As for “Imran Khan” give me a break!!

    6/11/2012 | 10:57 am

    Whatever Bernie, you obviously failed to understand my point. Comparing the appeasement of either Stalin or Hitler to the careless murder of innocent civilians in places like Pakistan truly shows you have no idea.

    6/11/2012 | 11:05 am

    Yet when it comes to governments like that of the the ALP or Liberals in Australia allowing the likes of Rinehart to profit from billions from the regime set up by Mao (the P.R of China) allowing the benefits to flow onto those working in the mines whilst the descendants of Mao’s regime commit crimes against humanity, you have no problem with that. You have no right to crap on about appeasement hypocrite.

    Bernard Slattery
    6/11/2012 | 12:10 pm

    Well put, Brian. Likening the US – on the eve of a presidential ELECTION – to murderous extremists is preposterous. And demonstrates a low IQ.

    6/11/2012 | 1:19 pm

    ‘A few days earlier, a mother and father in Pakistan’s Kashmir doused their 15-year-old daughter in acid for “standing close” to a boy.’
    Well clearly any concerned left liberal progressive parents don’t want her catching misogyny off him.

    6/11/2012 | 2:03 pm

    Yet Bernie, you think it was OK for the USA to illegally remove a popular Iranian democratically elected leader called Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 & replace him with a US imposed dictator (the Shah) only to get greater control of Irans OIL. It was the murderous rule of this US backed dictator that gave rise to the extremist rise of the Ayatollahs in 1979.

    These are the warnings coming from the likes of Khan that Pakistan is fast becoming the next Iran thanks to the US fueling the seeds of extremism once again. The fact an ignoramus like yourself Bernie can not see this truly shows who lacks an open mind for the truth or any real sign of intelligence.

    You probably have no problem that the US also gave aid and weapons to terrorists like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the early 1980’s in the Iran Iraq war knowing full well of his crimes against the Kurds or eventually selling arms to the new Islamist regime in Tehran (Iran contra) during that same war. You are completely ignorant and have some nerve calling others stupid.

    Morons like probably believe its ok for troops to murder innocent civilians whilst innocent whistleblowers like Bradley Manning get tortured. You probably believe Assange is a rapist as well given the holes and discrepancies of Anna Ardin & Sofia Wilen.

    You live in a cocoon of ignorance. The war on terror is based on lies. You are very close minded.

    Bernard Slattery
    6/11/2012 | 9:01 pm

    Beauty, Ob, leftist idiots will defend anything as long as it affronts the Evil Empire (the one that’s holding democratic elections as we communicate).

    6/11/2012 | 9:26 pm

    You can never give a straight answer to real facts Bernie just pointless insults. The fact that people stand up to the US war crimes commited by governments like Obama’s with the killing of innocent civilians in Pakistan is only refueling tensions and the strength of extremists like the Taliban in that country. Imran Khan is right, all he wants is peace. The US is not waning the Taliban in Pakistan, its making it stronger just like it did with the Ayatollah prior to his regime rise in Iran in 1979 with its then support of a brutal dictator in the Shah.

    The US has so much bllod on its hands in supporting brutal dictators and terrorist regimes in the past and it continues to do so today with Islamist Al Queda rebels in Syria who are just as savage as the likes of the Taliban and those who pour acid on their daughters. The US supports andd props up these evil regimes to keep its grubby corrupt over spending war machine going. You lack an open mind, any moral decency or intelligence to know the truth. As Jesus said “blessed are the peacemakers” & “blessed are the meek”. Those who are pro war,all for the rich,powerful & corrupt will get their judgement in the end.

    Bernard Slattery
    6/11/2012 | 9:39 pm

    Steve, just a tip: If you don’t want readers to further solidify their opinion that you’re a mad old lefty ranter, try running a spell check before you post.

    6/11/2012 | 9:48 pm

    It’s moments like those Bernie a girl rather wishes she had ascetic Green parents instead.

    Thomas the Tout
    7/11/2012 | 9:44 am

    Bernie, I read your site for its humour, your unearthed points of interest, and reader’s comments. But Steve is not commenting: he seems to be ranting and yelling. I know you are a tolerant blogger, but he has said enough. Can you turn him off?
    (Apologies for split infinitive, but ‘turn off him’ just doesn’t flow).

    7/11/2012 | 4:02 pm

    If typo errors get you excited then good for you, you can never dispute the facts i’ve put forward to you because of the obvious reasons.

    Bernard Slattery
    7/11/2012 | 5:50 pm

    Er, when it comes to disputing the facts, I’ll rely on others to declare whether I have, as you assert, no moral decency or intelligence. Perhaps, while you are prepared to deliver such defamations, you might have the courage to provide your full name and address.

    7/11/2012 | 11:02 pm

    Give it a break old man, if your so wanting for a confrontation then why haven’t you sent me the details to where I can find and meet you. If you think playing tough then good for you. I’m shivering in my boots. Really.

    Bernard Slattery
    8/11/2012 | 8:28 am

    You have my name, if you had half a brain you’d know what city I live in and how to find my address. I’m not the one cowardly issuing anonymous defamations. Now go and annoy someone else, dumbo.

    8/11/2012 | 3:16 pm

    You we’re the first with all the chest beating, anyhow out of curiosity I checked whitepages onlin and there is only one public listed Slattery with the initials L. It seems you’re a silent listing. Persoanally I wouldn’t bother wasting my time but you are the brave one making requests that obviously never can be fronted up. Like a little lap dog barking at a Doberman behind the safety of a fence. Brave you putting up that request knowing you have no public listing. You’re a joke not worth wasting fuel to travel to a dump like Geelong anyway.

    Bernard Slattery
    8/11/2012 | 7:17 pm

    Idiot, I just did a White Pages search and got Slattery, Ms A and B, Geelong West. It’s bad enough to be inflicted with stupidity, but do you have to let the whole world know? What other simple functions are you incapable of? Toilet paper too difficult?

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