Syria - SAF airstrike takes out AA team

B_Goetz - "Hey look, a jet! Let's all stand near this anti-aircraft gun!"
Lol! Phone Post 3.0

English speakers say "oh my god" & "jesus christ" under duress all the time, too. We even do it in our porn. We're all the same animal.

Obama and Cameron should be charged with war crimes for the assault on a sovereign nation without support from the UN security counsel.

Who the fuck do we think we are? Just naked aggression agains those we don't like? Phone Post

Preemptive post for next week when we launch missiles at the SAF. Phone Post

gregbrady - so we have a hezbollah/Iranian supported regime versus a bunch of Al Quaeda wahabist scum.

who wins in this civil war?

America

who's funding Al Qaeda in Syria?

I am beginning to think "Allah Akbar" means "oh shit" cuz everytime one of those hadjis say it they get blown the fuck up by us Phone Post 3.0

Horus2001 - Obama and Cameron should be charged with war crimes for the assault on a sovereign nation without support from the UN security counsel.

Who the fuck do we think we are? Just naked aggression agains those we don't like? Phone Post
Liberating bro not attacking. There's a difference. Phone Post 3.0

OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash -
Horus2001 - Obama and Cameron should be charged with war crimes for the assault on a sovereign nation without support from the UN security counsel.

Who the fuck do we think we are? Just naked aggression agains those we don't like? Phone Post
Liberating bro not attacking. There's a difference. Phone Post 3.0

True. It is all in the semantics. That is all the Obama administration has, word games... Phone Post

hubris - 
gregbrady - so we have a hezbollah/Iranian supported regime versus a bunch of Al Quaeda wahabist scum.

who wins in this civil war?

America

who's funding Al Qaeda in Syria?

my guess is Saudi Arabia

Fedorlives - I am beginning to think "Allah Akbar" means "oh shit" cuz everytime one of those hadjis say it they get blown the fuck up by us Phone Post 3.0
This. It's just a cultural thing that we as Americans completely misinterpret IMO. Phone Post 3.0

BarkLikeADog - English speakers say "oh my god" & "jesus christ" under duress all the time, too. We even do it in our porn. We're all the same animal.

"Allahu Albar" is not like those phrases. No one in English says "God is great" as a reflexive utterance of surprise or excitement. Same in Arabic. It has a very clear religious meaning.

No one uses "motherfucker" or "son of a bitch" literally either.

Within the Arabic lexicon, there are allah phrases that have no real religious meaning, like "alhamdilulaj" (thank god). Allahu Akbar isn't one of them. That's a religious expression, it's the equivalent of quoting a scriptural phrase for a Christian.

At prayer time, the first things mosques blare out from their speakers is "ALLAAAAAAAAAHU AKBAR".

I've lived in the middle east and understand a little bit of Arabic, so don't argue just for the sake of not being wrong on the internet.

gregbrady -
Ridgeback - 


As a general rule we should never ally with anyone who cries out "Allahu Akbar" during combat. 


agreed
Especially after getting hammered like that. Phone Post 3.0

TheHawker - Within the Arabic lexicon, there are allah phrases that have no real religious meaning, like "alhamdilulaj" (thank god). Allahu Akbar isn't one of them. That's a religious expression, it's the equivalent of quoting a scriptural phrase for a Christian.

At prayer time, the first things mosques blare out from their speakers is "ALLAAAAAAAAAHU AKBAR".

I've lived in the middle east and understand a little bit of Arabic, so don't argue just for the sake of not being wrong on the internet.

lol

do you ever get tired of setting ppl straight that have never left the country?

Muslim society is not just like American society but with a funny language.

It gets tedious, but someone has to do it.

"Muslim society is not just like American society but with a funny language."

I am not claiming that those cultures are the same nor morally equivalent, nor that a given phrase translates directly to any other given phrase. I am arguing that people don't necessarily access their best case rational selves & express themselves accordingly when they are engaged in combat &/or munitions are raining down on them. That's all.

gregbrady - so we have a hezbollah/Iranian supported regime versus a bunch of Al Quaeda wahabist scum.

who wins in this civil war?

America

Well we already know who loses. The Christians. just like Iraq.

just like always.

Megatherium - 
gregbrady - so we have a hezbollah/Iranian supported regime versus a bunch of Al Quaeda wahabist scum.

who wins in this civil war?

America

Well we already know who loses. The Christians. just like Iraq.

just like always.

The Christians will be fine if Assad stays. If the wahabist animals win though they're done.

BarkLikeADog - "Muslim society is not just like American society but with a funny language."

I am not claiming that those cultures are the same nor morally equivalent, nor that a given phrase translates directly to any other given phrase. I am arguing that people don't necessarily access their best case rational selves & express themselves accordingly when they are engaged in combat &/or munitions are raining down on them. That's all.

watch more of these videos. It's a chant they use all of the time. In speeches as the hawker said, before prayers, etc. It's not just a reflexive utterance.