November 29, 2005

Letting A Smile Be Your Umbrella, And Other Ways To Get Yourself Dead
— Ace

The peace group to which the four kidnapped westerners announces on its website:

CPT does not advocate the use of violent force to save lives of its workers should they be kidnapped, held hostage, or caught in the middle of a conflict situation.

In related news, my local 7-11 has a sign announcing, "Warning: Safe contains a hell of a lot more than $50, the cashier definitely does know the combination (and don't let her tell you otherwise!), and incidentally has a hell of a body on her to boot."

Or at least it used to have that sign. After every single item was looted from it, the place was bought for dimes on the dollar by a guy who put up this sign:

May not look like much, but at least he's still in business.

Via Instapundit, who has his own policy.

Posted by: Ace at 06:15 PM | Comments (16)
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1 I'm sure the kidnapped westerners really appreciate this policy right about now. Hey, at least it alows them to put their pacifist ideology to the test!

Posted by: yls at November 29, 2005 06:19 PM (DaAnj)

2 Yeah, and they don't advocate the use of violent force to save the lives of Iraqis should they be kidnapped, held hostage, gassed, raped, dismembered, thrown into shredders, etc.

Brings to mind the excellent essay about sheep, wolves and sheepdogs.

Posted by: Scott Free at November 29, 2005 06:22 PM (64hjG)

3 Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs. The Link.

Posted by: USCitizen at November 29, 2005 06:31 PM (ZpAjQ)

4 A word to my friends: should it ever eventuate that I become the hostage of head-chopping zealots of whatever religious persuasion, I hereby give permission to bomb them right the fuck into the Great Beyond, or to have a SOG team take them out. If I happen to accidentally join them on their long journey to nowhere, that's a chance I'm willing to take.

Posted by: Monty at November 29, 2005 06:32 PM (djE5R)

5 If I happen to accidentally join them on their long journey to nowhere, that's a chance I'm willing to take.

And if I'm holding Monty's hand and cuddling with him when that happens, I'm OK with that.

Posted by: Michael at November 29, 2005 06:39 PM (pRtzm)

6 So is he no longer Traffic Non-Santa?

Posted by: MH at November 29, 2005 06:54 PM (VXchI)

7 We are angry because what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. governments due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people.

No anger for the terrorists? Why am I not surprised.

Then there's this bit of irony about one of the captives.

Mr. Fox has been faithful in the observance of Quaker practice for 22 years. While in Iraq, he sought a more complete understanding of Islamic cultural richness.

Good luck with that.

You know, there's real evil and there's the make-believe "America is turning into a fascist state under Chimperor Bush "evil that leftists like to get all worked up about.

The sad thing is that they can't tell the difference even when one of their own is about to get a first-hand education on the difference.

Posted by: The Warden at November 29, 2005 07:39 PM (Zxtyv)

8 This is the ultimate enabling behavior.

Back to Ace's post about the battered wife.

Hubby (terrorists) wouldn't beat me (peaceniks) if we just understood them, and made a f0cking pot roast every once in a goddamm while, WOULD THAT BE SO F0CKING HARD?

sorry, got off on a rant there.

Posted by: SENTINEL at November 30, 2005 12:48 AM (6OibN)

9 I'm reminded of a story about a group of anti-gun zealots who, to promote their belief, posted signs in the windows of their homes, reading: "THIS IS A GUN-FREE HOUSEHOLD". Within weeks, burglars had knocked them all off; and the signs disappeared.

This probably is an urban legend. But its lesson is cold, hard fact: if you bare your throat to a predator, nine times out of ten the predator will rip it out.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 30, 2005 03:01 AM (eN/GB)

10 I'm with those guys. If the de-nogginizers get me use whatever means you have to. I'd rather go out laughing at the dead jihadi sucking air through a hole in his chest than on my knees blubbering on al-Jezeera.

These peaceniks will be returned unharmed after a ransom, I'm betting. I suspect they were swiped by run-of-the-mill thugs rather than bona fide jihadis.

Posted by: spongeworthy at November 30, 2005 03:54 AM (uSomN)

11 These peaceniks will be returned unharmed after a ransom,

Interesting thought sponge... the MSM spin has been "insurgents are back to kidnapping".. assuming for the moment it is in fact an uptick,

I wonder if it's a fundraising drive?

Posted by: Dave in Texas at November 30, 2005 04:38 AM (pzen5)

12 So some lefty moonbats are kidnapped by a group no one has ever heard of before?

Hmmm... Anyone else smelling "staged" here?

Posted by: OregonMuse at November 30, 2005 04:57 AM (D9Ebv)

13 O.K. I'm being picayune here, but there's some loose shit in the subhead.

Belong, belongs in there somewhere, I think.

Posted by: right at November 30, 2005 05:26 AM (trxtn)

14 You know, I was going to say that these people were at least consistent, in that they went to help out after what they thought was a tragedy (the war), and weren't going to abandon their pacifist ways even when their own lives were at stake.

I was going to say that.

Now all I have is a bitter joke, a la Andrew Dice Clay:

Guy: "All I wanted was to seek a more complete understanding of Islamic cultural richnes!"
Jihadi: "You got the bonus plan, baby! OH!"

Posted by: Zorachus at November 30, 2005 06:05 AM (yJ5ul)

15 Amile makes a lousie unbrela you still get wet and you still look silly

Posted by: spurwing plover at December 01, 2005 11:59 AM (b1Fi6)

16 does anybody have change for a twenty?

Posted by: at December 04, 2005 12:40 AM (LTPa8)

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