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  1. 03 Aug '10 18:39
    I saw a picture of a woman with her nose cut off, and I guess her ears were cut off as well. ( Afghanistan )
    I am assuming this is some brutal law they have?
    Anyway, does it make sense for the NATO forces to be fighting there, if somehow they can stop things like this, or is it a custom that will never die out?
    Is it a waste of time and lives?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    03 Aug '10 18:45
    A combination of disciplined, lawful and honorable soldiers and police with overwhelming firepower and military skill combined with respect and assistance out of poverty is the most efficient solution I think. It will never die out completely...these memes rarely do...but no nation on the planet can end violence entirely.

    Whether NATO should continue to be the source of military power is not clear.
  3. 03 Aug '10 18:53 / 1 edit
    We could really annoy the Taliban by sending a plastic surgeon in to reconstruct her ears and nose (and help similar victims who have had body parts lopped off).
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    03 Aug '10 18:56
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    We could really annoy the Taliban by sending a plastic surgeon in to reconstruct her ears and nose (and help similar victims who have had body parts lopped off).
    I'm sure they can be more inventive with their mutilation techniques.
  5. 03 Aug '10 18:58
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    I saw a picture of a woman with her nose cut off, and I guess her ears were cut off as well. ( Afghanistan )
    I am assuming this is some brutal law they have?
    Anyway, does it make sense for the NATO forces to be fighting there, if somehow they can stop things like this, or is it a custom that will never die out?
    Is it a waste of time and lives?
    I certainly hope this kind of thing will and and I think it can end. The problem is that I don't think we are doing the right thing to stop it.
  6. 03 Aug '10 19:29
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    A combination of disciplined, lawful and honorable soldiers and police with overwhelming firepower and military skill combined with respect and assistance out of poverty is the most efficient solution I think. It will never die out completely...these memes rarely do...but no nation on the planet can end violence entirely.

    Whether NATO should continue to be the source of military power is not clear.
    Hypothetically,, if your sisters husband cut her nose and ears off, what would your reaction be?
    I think mine would involve a baseball bat...
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    03 Aug '10 19:36
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    Hypothetically,, if your sisters husband cut her nose and ears off, what would your reaction be?
    I think mine would involve a baseball bat...
    Baseball bats are too clumsy. Start with a good thwack to the back of the head, hide the person away somewhere, tie them down, and start cutting pieces off until there isn't anything left to cut off.

    When they're blind, limbless, noseless, genital-less, etc (a long, slow process), bring in the meth-head rapists. They'd love to play with a helpess toy like that.
  8. 03 Aug '10 20:01
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    Hypothetically,, if your sisters husband cut her nose and ears off, what would your reaction be?
    I think mine would involve a baseball bat...
    I could see this turning into a vendetta cycle that would leave the entire population sans noses and ears.
  9. 03 Aug '10 20:13
    It begs the question, what kind of person would do this,, and why anyone would allow it to go on?
  10. 03 Aug '10 20:20 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    It begs the question, what kind of person would do this,, and why anyone would allow it to go on?
    A lot of men in these places are extremely afraid of what might happen if they had to treat women as if they were human beings with the same rights as men. Much easier to stuff them into burqas and pretend they're just your "personal belongings".
  11. 03 Aug '10 20:23
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    I could see this turning into a vendetta cycle that would leave the entire population sans noses and ears.
    Trying to cut off noses and ears with baseball bats seems awfully labourous to me.
  12. 03 Aug '10 21:04
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    It begs the question, what kind of person would do this,, and why anyone would allow it to go on?
    Somebody after a free pair of glasses ?