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#1    RoofGardener

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:28 AM

I heard this story on the way to work thismorning, and was somewhat impressed.

It appears that volunteer militia's are being raised to assist in securing the Kurdistan borders against encroachment by ISIS.

One slightly unusual one is composed entirely of women, and is about to deploy onto the front line. Now, I'd always thought that this entire region where considerably retarded when it comes to womens rights, and certainly wouldn't tolerate women in the army. It would appear, however, that in the case of Kurdistan, I was wrong !

I've found a version of this story on the BBC news website: http://www.bbc.co.uk...e-east-28308632

It also has a SUPERB picture, which I think should form the basis of a caption competition ?

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You... yes.. YOU with the beard... did you just fire a BULLET at me ? How RUDE !!!!

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:41 AM

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wow.........WOW !!!.......thank you so much for sharing...


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

View PostRoofGardener, on 17 July 2014 - 08:28 AM, said:

I'd always thought that this entire region were considerably retarded when it comes to womens rights, and certainly wouldn't tolerate women in the army.

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when it comes to cannon-fodder RG,
it seems that Kurdistan are an equal opportunities employer.
next they'll be sending out people in wheelchairs to clear minefields....
aah.., such a progressive nation.
we should follow their example....
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

I have always considered it empowering for a woman to go fight wars in my stead.

Hyperbole aside there is a quote from the Excel Saga mimicking B.S. Yamato  "When men dream it is women who must make the sacrifices".

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:20 AM

View PostRoofGardener, on 17 July 2014 - 08:28 AM, said:

It also has a SUPERB picture, which I think should form the basis of a caption competition ?

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"They are not fighting for the messiah...they are very naughty boys...load up ladies...12 o'clock...FIRE!!"


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

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Thats it Girls; hold him down. Now, Sara, get his gun. Gueniviere, get his grenades.
The rest of you.. kick him in the fork !!!!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:45 AM

She looks like the sister of the guy that played the Ompa-Lompa's in the Johnny Depp movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"...


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:36 PM

Well as long as they're getting the training and equipment they need good for them. The Kurds seem to be one of the more sane groups in the area and if it helps kick ISIS in the junk all the better.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse...A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:46 PM

The problem with the Western media and the people who read it is, we all think of ALL Muslims as being the same.

A story comes out about how women in a conservative part of Saudi Arabia have to wear the dreaded burqa, and all of a sudden, ALL Westerners think ALL Muslim women have to wear the burqa, and all of a sudden again, it is *the* human rights issue in the West, Ban the Burqa!


The above by RoofGardener blows that stereotype to bits

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