Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Foreign Policy News

Today in super cheerful news from the "Golly gosh we have awesome allies" news desk is this from Harper's Weekly:
A 15-year-old schoolgirl named Malala Yousafzai was flown from Pakistan to the United Kingdom for medical care after being shot in the head by masked Taliban militants in the Swat Valley. Yousafzai, who at the age of 11 began blogging for the BBC’s Urdu service under the pseudonym Gul Makai (“cornflower”), was targeted for championing girls’ education rights. “She has become a symbol of Western culture in the area,” said a Taliban spokesman. “She symbolizes the brave girls of Swat,” said a local filmmaker. Members of the Pakistani Taliban said they would target journalists for giving the attempted assassination “undue” coverage and for unfairly portraying the Taliban as the “worst people on earth.”
You stay classy Pakistan! Good thing you're not one of our enemies or we'd be bombing the shit out of you right now with drones or something.


  1. Let's have a tad more respect for the nation which gave the world A.Q Khan' exporting of nuclear technology to North Korea, Iran, and Alabama. And also the twin cities of Abbotabad and Costellodar -- and, oh yeah! Pak-man!!

    1. Aw, what a good ally! Here, have a cookie.

    2. A Cookie?? The Pakistani BBB said I'd at *least* get a Dog biscuit if I trolled favorably for them!

    3. Pakistan gets the cookie. A two-week-old macaroon.

      You get a yummy Tiny Tots Dog Treat which my dog tells me are her favorite. Hope you like it.

    4. "Tiny Tots Jerky Small Dog Treats": For a moment, I thought they might be Treats in the shape of small children.

      Which might, you know, send a mixed message to Our Animal Pals.

    5. I, I'm sure I could find some children I'd like to have eaten by our animal pals. Plenty of children.


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