Saturday, October 14, 2017

A "Litany of Stupidity" All Around

No one at the arrival press conference asked Mr. Boyle whether his wife had something to say about all that has happened to her. She has remained silent, at least in all the media reports I've seen on this incident.

From the AP story on Boyle's arrival back in Canada:
"The stupidity and evil of the Haqqani network's kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter," he said.

Boyle said his wife was raped by a guard who was assisted by his superiors. He asked for the Afghan government to bring them to justice.

"God willing, this litany of stupidity will be the epitaph of the Haqqani network," he said.

He said he was in Afghanistan to help villagers "who live deep inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan where no NGO, no aid worker and no government has ever successfully been able to bring the necessary help."

Joshua Boyle before his pilgrimage to help those villagers:

Joshua Boyle and his silent wife after years of captivity:

While I don't want to ridicule someone who has suffered so much, really, what did Boyle think he was doing by trekking with his seven-month pregnant wife "deep in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan"?

And what "necessary help" exactly was he bringing with him? Is he a doctor, or was he packing in a village-load of food or clothing, or digging a well, or doing anything of any use whatsoever? Haven't those villagers suffered enough themselves without having to put up with a neckbeard Muslim wannabe self-described “pacifist Mennonite hippy-child” from rural Canada hanging around them?

I can easily understand why Boyle says, at the end of his statement, that we shall all be judged by the intentions of our actions and not by their consequences. He cannot afford to be judged by their consequences.

Frankly, I wish the Pakistanis had retrieved her and left him there.


Anonymous said...

TSB: Good post! I'm speechless. gwb

TSB said...

I only hope this character fades away from the public scene, and doesn't try to use the tragedy he caused by his own recklessness to springboard some kind of career in foreign assistance.

James said...

People will never fail to make one shake their head in disbelief. Why do women marry convicted murderers on death row? Not answerable. I don't have that much sympathy for her either, she is an adult. The kids I do have sympathy, after all they had to go.

Anonymous said...

TSB: It's interesting that this very worst of the worst fires in California history cannot be blamed on any idiotic humans, but rather only on downed electrical lines and exploding transformers. Fires this hot will melt everything no matter how well it's built and leave nothing but toxic grey ash. So much for "California Dreamin" at $500/sq ft gwb
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Anonymous said...

TSB: Faith in government institutions is at an all time low in my geriatric generation. Trump would love to release the CIA documents on Kennedy he bows to pressure every other day so that's not likely. I would love to see Roger Stone be right about his theory that it was Lyndon Johnson, the CIA, FBI and a bunch of Russians who killed Kennedy. I'm pretty sure Bernie would have released em. gwb

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Anonymous said...

TSB: It's great to see that President Trump was able to force the House and Senate leaders... Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander, neither of whom have ever had a plan for health coverage into an "EMERGENCY" compromise on Obamacare by ending the subsidies to insurance companies.

So 2 weeks after PRICE, the HHS SEC was fired for being a grifter, we suddenly have a plan which is to leave everything for another day. Just so all the "Cartel members are happy. Lots of important things happening and our cluless President is on top of all of them! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Some guy made a comment on ZH yesterday that the only way to fix American
education would be to disband public education entirely and let people figure out a new system themselves. I think that idea has merit. I wonder if there is any constitutional reason a President can't declare that any state Governor can work with his legislature and judges to do just that? And that would relieve the state of meeting all federal guidelines. That might clean up the NCAA too? gwb (As long as it looks like we are headed back to the stone age we might as well get a head start!

Anonymous said...

TSB: Your Senators must be having a good chuckle today cause now it's Mike Pence and his religious advisor wife who can't find a small enough room. gwb

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Anonymous said...

TSB: Quick! Somebody take this out in the woods and give it to Hillary. gwb

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"Insofar as Mr. Comey gave materially false testimony to Congress, it appears that he violated Rules 1.0(w), 3.3(a)(1), and 8.4 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct."
(Further proof that the election results should be overturned and Hillary be given her rightful place in the White House. Time for her to announce she will
appoint Bernie as her Vice-President and reveal the truth about aliens from outer space!)

Anonymous said...

TSB: Great update from FMaquis. Operation Bold Alligator-2017 has been "scaled back" due to the humanitarian aid situation in Puerto Rico. It will still begin on November 17th but without any of the ships or planes or Marines originally planned. Venezuela just cut diplomatic ties with Canada and concluded their farce election. He points out that this is progressing just like the lead up in 1989 to the US invasion of Panama but in reverse... and much faster. This time Venezuela will be taking over Panama and the US won't be able to stop them or their Russian backers. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: "A Litany of Stupidity All Around" inspires lots of comments.

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Best Comment: Croesus thesonandheir Oct 19, 2017 5:57 PM
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Anonymous said...

TSB: Re: Lulu's added playtime and treats. That is great! Everyone knows a happy dog is a good dog. George Bush' brother, the CEO of the security company in charge of the Twin Towers removed all the drug sniffing dogs from the buildings on 9/10/11. Clearly a dog lover and member of "The Club". Not to mention that drug sniffing dogs are quite expensive. gwb