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51 Responses to An Ordinary American Offers An Apology

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:23 am
    Link: An Ordinary American Offers An Apology - To back up Obama`s apology about Koran burning in Afghanistan.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:29 am
    didn`t see it coming and then TOTALLY SAW IT COMING
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:31 am
    Those that are protesting over the burning of the Koran are idiots and deserved to be locked up.

    But the majority of points raised by this woman are idiotic and many don`t even make sense.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:34 am
    Good for her! If we`re going to collectively brag about "American exceptionalism", it`s our duty to act...exceptional. The whole "Why is it ok for them to burn our bibles and flags ok, but we cant burn their Korans?" argument is a crock of crap that makes us sound as radical as the radicals that do that to us. After all, what was it that Jesus said about forgiveness and "turning the other cheek"?
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:34 am
    plus, when she said "Your stupid little country" or something to that effect I just thought wow, everything you now say is ridiculous
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am
    right o
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:37 am
    I get why Obama apologized.. It was an attempt to salvage what little is left of diplomacy between the middle east an america.. However, i pretty much agree with this lady.. It`s just a book, get over it..
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    lyonartime Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:38 am
    What`s on her head? A swim cap? Or some kind of religious garment?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:39 am
    I seen a report from Pakistan where hundreds and hundreds of korans were disposed of in a sewer there. Didn`t see anyone rioting or protesting over that supposed sacrilege.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:40 am
    lyonartime: Perhaps she`s going through chemotherapy or her hair was just a mess that day, doesn`t really matter.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am
    Love it.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Apparently NATO is going to prosicute those involved: Linky

    Question: If these Korans were indeed written on (by Muslims), aren`t they no longer `sacred`?
    Q2: How can those troops (and their commanders) be SO STUPID? Isn`t there protocols for disposing of Korans? Sheesh! One story said they were mixed in with p0rn magazines.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    Question: If these Korans were indeed written on (by Muslims), aren`t they no longer `sacred`?
    Q2: How can those troops (and their commanders) be SO STUPID? Isn`t there protocols for disposing of Korans? Sheesh! One story said they were mixed in with p0rn magazines. "

    I can`t answer Question 1, but a simple Google search comes up with the answer to Question 2. Yes, there is a way to do it. Tie a string to it, tie a rock to the string, and sink it in running water. If that can`t be done, bury it in the side of a rock face. If that can`t be done, bury it in the ground, but make sure it`s not where someone will be walking, and cover the hole with something to keep the dirt from falling on it. If that can`t be done, remove all the names of the angles (angels?) and prophets and Allah from the Quran, and then burn it.

    Seems to me it would have been simple to tie strings around each one, tie rocks to those strings, and dumped them in the middle of the Atlantic-
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Another thing. It`s not like we don`t have allies in Muslim countries (read Saudi Arabia) that we couldn`t have consulted with in the proper way of disposing of them.

    Also, our nation is over 70% Christian, and Christians have a rule that is good for everyone to follow. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." If you don`t want them burning Bibles, don`t burn Qurans. It doesn`t matter that it has no religious value to YOU. It has it to them.

    Respect goes a long way. And remember, just because these terrorists are Muslim, doesn`t mean all Muslims are terrorists. Burning the Quran offends ALL Muslims, including those born and raised in the US. So, even if you don`t care about burning these Qurans because they were taken from terrorists, care about burning these Qurans because you`ll offend some of your fellow Americans.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    That was sad. So much hate... When I read about it, I actually was saddened and sorry.
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    Enomai Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    tl;dw: Ignorant yank is ignorant.
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    News Flash!!!! Its OK to hate Muslims and Islam! They hate us, and it is perfectly OK to hate them. Islam is a religion of peace? Prove it! Bet ya can`t! BTW actions speed louder than words. So I am waiting to be proven Islam is a religion of peace, but I WILL NOT hold my breath.
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    *speak
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    DixxyRarr

    Where is the hate? why do people always have to accuse the wrong people of hate?

    It is the fanatical Muslims who have so much hate, and yes that is sad. However that is the fault of a paedophile warlord who lived 1400 years ago, and the people who have used him to gain power over others.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    thats not a Apology.
    remember the cold war? Afghanistan is the USA fault. al-Qaeda is the USA fault.
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    TheShgn2 Male 13-17
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    February 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    "News Flash!!!! Its OK to hate Muslims and Islam! They hate us, and it is perfectly OK to hate them. Islam is a religion of peace? Prove it! Bet ya can`t! BTW actions speed louder than words. So I am waiting to be proven Islam is a religion of peace, but I WILL NOT hold my breath."

    You do realize the Bible and the Koran have basically the same stance on violence and hate, not to mention millions of people have died in the name of Christianity. Also, Muslims do not all hate us, that`s like saying all white people are rich, it`s not even close to true. If America wasn`t so full of ignorant hicks like you, a lot less people would hate us.
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    Ilikelogic Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    She might be right with a lot of what she says/expresses.
    Nevertheless, by now any soldier should know that the koran is a holy book to a lot of people.
    And so, out of respect to other people`s belief...
    Look, respect doesn`t cost you anything and is worth so much to your neighbor.
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    Rich1710 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Do you meen Qur`an??
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Thanks @Rick_S, I knew there had to be a "proper way" somewhere, it`s a shame that those soldiers (and more importantly their commanders) didn`t follow it (them).

    That people have died because of this is even more shameful. What is the world comming to?
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    You do realize the Bible and the Koran have basically the same stance on violence and hate, not to mention millions of people have died in the name of Christianity. Also, Muslims do not all hate us, that`s like saying all white people are rich, it`s not even close to true. If America wasn`t so full of ignorant hicks like you, a lot less people would hate us.

    Prove it. You cannot. Go pick zits in momma`s basement and get some life experience/ By The vast majority of Muslims actions, they hate the thought of a free society like the US. Also the christian wars you speak of happened a long time ago and are no longer relevant as you do not know anyone affected by them. The war of muslims on a free society under the guise of war on Christianity is relevant as it is happening today. I think we should pull out of the middle east and let them kill each other. Of course they won`t do that because Islam teaches peace, correct? I am not politically correct, I just call it as I see it, pro
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    And Muslims worldwide prove my point on a daily basis. I wish it was different, but its not. I don`t care what your religion is, I won`t even ask my friends thier opinion on it. I just go to church with the like minded ones and drink beer with the rest. Its all good in a free society. Try to do that in Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, to name a few. You can`t. Which proves my point. And I am not a redneck, I live inside the city limits!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm
    You do realize the Bible and the Koran have basically the same stance on violence and hate...
    No, as a matter of fact, I don`t.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    You do realize the Bible and the Koran have basically the same stance on violence and hate
    Lets see:
    Jesus: Be of peace, turn the other cheek, be good to everyone
    Muhamed: Kill, KILL! Kill the Jews, kill the infidels, kill anyone who draws a picture of Me!!!! Kill women who get raped. Kill the fags! Kill those who change religions. & etc.

    Obviously identical!
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    ShudBWorking Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    Loved it. Said it better than I could. I just would have emphasized the fact that she briefly mentioned that after those Qur`an`s a muslim standing near-by turned and shot down two US Soldiers. It was outrageous that Obama apologized after that happened, he should have been demanding an apology from them.
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    cody123100 Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    @5Cats Muslims believe in Jesus`s teachings too. They also share the same god as the Christians and Jews. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism and Islam is an offshoot of Christianity. If anything Islam is far closer to what Christianity was at its founding than it is now after so much European reformation and change in ideology to conform to mass appeal.
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    ElijaBlack Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    i pissed on a koran once
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    cody: Muslims believe in Jesus`s teachings too...

    Really, cause they seem to totally ignore that whole, "Treat your neighbor as yourself" part when it comes to Israel.
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    zeebeedee Male 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    This American seconds your apology.

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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    I apologise for nothing. Muslims need to accept we will burn what we want.Just like they burn American flags and Bibles. What should we as americans do? End religion. Cast out the crazy freaks who have make believe friends and won`t take their medication.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    Arrogant American does not get Islam. With luck, any incensed mujahideen freedom fighter* that kills an American soldier in response to this video will post her the blood caked dog tags so she will get Islam better.


    *see Rambo III. Same people doing the same thing.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Absolutely correct, and I hope someone puts this under the president`s nose.
    No other religion has the intrenched hypocrisy, violence, injustice, and oppression of Islam. I`m tired of apologists saying, "Oh, the Koran and Islam are peaceful, wise, and kind; it`s only the leaders who distort its message." Horse sh*t. Not even the most ignorant Bible thumpers of America would tolerate the kind of crap Islam imposes and exports if Christian leaders started calling for it. Islam is as Islam does, and only when its followers start rejecting the fanaticism and hatred will they have a chance of showing the world its supposed peaceful and gentle side. Until then I couldn`t care less how many people draw pictures labeled "Mohammed" or burn its silly book.
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    ShudBWorking Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    @cody123100 - Can`t tell if you`re trolling, or if you really believe that load of crap. If the later, then you really do not know what you are talking about. At all.
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    Jury1of1 Male 30-39
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    February 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    That God for once, just ONCE, someone tells it like it is - states what most of Americans think (except those US hating libtard communists.) Obunga literally sickens me most of the time as he continually shames this country with his apologies.
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    keetraver Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    I`m sorry Mr Karzai used to get his pay from the CIA
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    cody123100 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 12:02 am
    @CrakrJak
    To be fair there are loads of instances in Christian history in which the teachings of Jesus were completely ignored. It`s just that Christian society has become far more secular than Islamic society. Before Christianity broke into even more pieces with the Protestant Reformation you used to be able to literally BUY your way into heaven from one of the largest branches of Christianity at the time: The Catholic Church. They also engaged in a series of Holy Wars ravaging the landscape all for what? A piece of land? I`m sure Jesus put much stock into land and money in his teachings right? Oh and to top it off, once the Crusades were over and done with, the paranoid Pope had one of the most well renowned soldier groups of the Crusades hunted down and burned alive in the middle of the night. Jesus would be proud.

    @ShudBWorking
    Nope, they really believe in Jesus and the virgin birth etc. They just didn`t believe he was a son of god.
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    apedrana Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 4:22 am
    these comments miss the drating point! what the drat are you in their country burning their drating books!! ignorant tards
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:01 am
    All religions are counter productive to human growth and apedrana is a lemming of the first degree
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:37 am
    while you live in lap of luxury thanks to our foreign aid dollars your people are starving and dying

    Well whaddaya know ANOTHER textbook example of foreign aid FAILURE! So how about we cut off his foreign aid so the Afghanis can depose the sonuvabitch already!

    see the irony in your feigned outrage

    Oh yes what`s true for Afghani muslims is true for ALL muslims, NOT!

    while giving your own military a pass in killing our own people in cold blood

    Would you like it if China occupied our nation, and told US how to run it?

    our president sees more value in apologizing rather standing up for our interests in freedom

    Freedom is part of our values, not our interests. The latter are far more sinister than you realize. Our military CANNOT make good things happen like get annihilate the Taliban.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:39 am
    we don`t have presidents that don`t have the balls...

    I agree so up yours Karzai.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:39 am
    ...has made it necessary to be in your crappy, corrupt, backwards country...

    How the fu<k did you expect us to fix it?

    ...blame America first...quicly level the bad guys...

    It`s a simple formula ma`am, you send troops in civillians WILL die.

    who kill and would kill over the printed words of a book and sewing a little girl`s vagina shut so she can`t "sin" and beheading homosexuals

    Fortunately those practices are illegal in Turkey, Indonesia, and Kosovo.

    use your holy books provided by our taxpayer dollars to send coded covert messages

    Then how `bout we STOP giving them those books with our taxpayer dollars.

    must destroy those books to keep our personnel safe

    There is no such thing as "safety" in a combat zone.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:43 am
    Jesus: Be of peace, turn the other cheek, be good to everyone
    Muhamed: Kill, KILL! Kill the Jews, kill the infidels, kill anyone who draws a picture of Me!!!! Kill women who get raped. Kill the fags! Kill those who change religions. & etc.

    Actually God in the Bible has caused and ordered the death of thousands. Especially in the OT. Then wait till Revelations when his wrath gets UNLEASHED!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 5:47 am
    I seen a report from Pakistan where hundreds and hundreds of korans were disposed of in a sewer there

    97% and predominantly Sunni. Yep feigned outrage by Karzai.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Yes I`m sure people who want to kill many over a few burning a book of fairytales were reasonable thinkers of us to start poor little Jihads there down to a bizillion more copies.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    I`m sorry for the world to see that.
    Remind me who funded the Talibans?
    Remind me who made Iran like it is?
    Remind me...,forget it.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    @PierreJean

    Exactly
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Oh nooooo she talking about the truth ONE START ONE STAR!

    PS. this was the best passive aggressive setup I have seen since the church lady was on SNL.
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