Bomb hits crowd watching dog fight in Afghanistan

#1
At least this is one bomb that has some degree of justice in it. :x

In the south, a bomb hidden on a motorcycle struck a crowd watching a dog fight in southern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and wounding more than 30 others, according to police and hospital officials.

The blast on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, came as U.S. Marines and their NATO and Afghan allies are poised to launch a major offensive against the Taliban in the area.

Dog fighting was forbidden under the Taliban regime but has emerged as a popular pastime in many parts of Afghanistan after the hard-line Islamist movement was ousted in 2001.
 
#6
To paraphrase the old gun control slogan; 'Bombs don't kill people; dogs kill people'

Seriously, I'd have treated the dogs before the 'human' casualties.
 
#9
If possible, I would throw these creatures into the pit to be torn apart by the dogs, and sleep the sounder for having done so. There was a case about 12 months ago (in the US, I think) some KKK-type moron let his fighting dogs loose into the hallway of his apartment block, where they killed a neighbour, and none too quickly. Only the soles of her feet were not bitten.
 
#11
auscam said:
If possible, I would throw these creatures into the pit to be torn apart by the dogs, and sleep the sounder for having done so. There was a case about 12 months ago (in the US, I think) some KKK-type moron let his fighting dogs loose into the hallway of his apartment block, where they killed a neighbour, and none too quickly. Only the soles of her feet were not bitten.
And I can finish the story--"vicious" dog(s) killed --owner walks. Repeated about once a month in my area.

The enlightened public sees the story as like the horror movie Cujo as if the dogs have such psychopathy--the supreme irony and tragedy is such a desire to brutalize and kill at a whim is something reserved for the "higher" order of humans.

It is something worthy of a sociologist to study--dogfighting is most prevalent in the inner city black areas and in the rural white areas--populations who generally are strongly opposed but they share a common love of such brutality. Human nature at its finest I suppose.
 
#12
auscam said:
If possible, I would throw these creatures into the pit to be torn apart by the dogs, and sleep the sounder for having done so. There was a case about 12 months ago (in the US, I think) some KKK-type moron let his fighting dogs loose into the hallway of his apartment block, where they killed a neighbour, and none too quickly. Only the soles of her feet were not bitten.
Truly most terrible is the mystery of death, how the sole is violently parted from the body.
 
#14
In my experience, dogs are generally a lot easier to like than people. That being said, fighting dogs may be the exception to the rule.

I must admit to an abiding dislike of dog fighters, but it pales into insignificance when compared to my feelings for the purveyors of explosive destruction. I'm with the ATO who said that he had no respect for the bomber, he couldn't even respect his technical ability.

Perhaps dog fighting is Afghanistan's alternate national sport and is thus worthy of our protection along with the rest of their civilization. Then again perhaps not.

B
 
#15
bakerlite said:
In my experience, dogs are generally a lot easier to like than people. That being said, fighting dogs may be the exception to the rule.
Remember though that "fighting" dogs are dogs--they are made into what they are by people. Fighting dog breeds are not innate killers-they are bred for strength and jaw power and "spirit" just as racing horses are bred. The killing part is provided by humans.

Even the "inherently evil" roaming dog packs around here that our "good ole boys" love to brag about killing (they see which of them can put the most bullets into a single dog) are created by people through intentional cruelty or neglect by failing to control their own dogs and get them spayed and neutered such that there is an overpopulation problem that is not of the dogs own making.

I find it incredible (I suppose I shouldn't given human nature) that we justify killing dogs (cruelly like my neighbors or "kindly" in a dog pound by injecting them with poison while they lick the killer's hand) with reasons that are totally under the control of humans.
 
#19
JJ,

Saturday in the pm GMT, perfect for navel gazing.

Even the "inherently evil*" roaming dog packs around here that our "good ole boys" love to brag about killing (they see which of them can put the most bullets into a single dog**) are created by people
* "A weed is just a flower in the wrong place" as my old granny used to say.

** Some of our European hunters are of the same opinion, but that indicates a lack of:
(1) moral fibre,
(2) fire discipline.

B
 
#20
jumpinjarhead said:
bakerlite said:
In my experience, dogs are generally a lot easier to like than people. That being said, fighting dogs may be the exception to the rule.
Remember though that "fighting" dogs are dogs--they are made into what they are by people. Fighting dog breeds are not innate killers-they are bred for strength and jaw power and "spirit" just as racing horses are bred. The killing part is provided by humans.

Even the "inherently evil" roaming dog packs around here that our "good ole boys" love to brag about killing (they see which of them can put the most bullets into a single dog) are created by people through intentional cruelty or neglect by failing to control their own dogs and get them spayed and neutered such that there is an overpopulation problem that is not of the dogs own making.

I find it incredible (I suppose I shouldn't given human nature) that we justify killing dogs (cruelly like my neighbors or "kindly" in a dog pound by injecting them with poison while they lick the killer's hand) with reasons that are totally under the control of humans.
My bold:
I would agree with that, except to say that some of the so called 'Pit Bulls' they are turning out over here now, are nothing more than bull breed 'bad dog' crossed with another bull breed 'bad dog' and often bred back with vicious parent, usually the mother, and given strays to tear apart to create a lunatic dog. Totally untrustworthy, not at all like the original 300+yr old breed you refer to and only worth a piece of lead in the ear.

I'm only sorry that the bomb didn't kill the fucking lot of them, dirty bastards, Wish the same would happen over here, the penalties are rubbish, I loath and detest them for many reasons.

PS. The last cock fight I had was 10mins ago, trying to get it back into my shorts...always the same. :D
 

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