Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

Recommended

Comments (22) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Which guy on the left has the surgically implanted bomb?

  2. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    BOTH! And you wonder how “negotiations” with North Korea will end up? Just like this, with U.S. surrendering!!

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Not surrendering, but withdrawal from the region and have no more spying, drone strikes, etc in the area.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The War on Terror must continue until an American bomb blows up fear itself! Then we win!

  5. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, 10 months ago

    @Rad-ish

    Both

  6. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    The fight was never with the Taliban. It was with Al Qaeda. The Taliban were the ones running the country back to 1500 AD wanting to relive the glory years when they ran most of that part of the world.
    The Taliban have learned those outsiders claiming Jihad just brought in the drones and death from all sides. Let them have the country.
    As said by Invader Zim “What will it hurt?” They want to live in the 16th Century, let them.
    I once lived there in that part of the world back in 1964. From the photos and shows I have watched it has not changed. The only thing I don’t have to deal with is the raunchy smell of dirty humans. I can still remember the smell.
    Mangla Dam Project. Pakistan. My dad worked for Firestone on the construction tires for the fleets.

  7. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I am surprised he drew them with paper and pencils. They were some of the most illiterate people I have ever seen. 99% cant read. That is why the religious leaders have such control. “I will tell you what the book said.”
    I remember on the construction site they were putting up the plywood forms to lay the concrete on the spillways. Simple job. There was a vertical blue line with dots. Follow the line and put a nail in each dot. When complete move to the next line. Explanations went back in forth. Finally the local doing the job went okay. Put one nail, then the next. So the boss left and came back two hours later. There sat the guy squatting like they do. Bag of nails and hammer on the floor. He had done four more nails after the first two. The boss went what the hell what are you doing? Explanation. The guy pointed at a nail where the “head” was facing the wall. He called them wrong nails. Never thought to turn them over. So he gave up.
    Seen several sitting in the shade of those huge earth scrapers with the really big tires. Sitting right in front of the tire. One got into it started it and drove over six of them.
    In my dads shop they would begin to air up one of those big tires and forget they were airing it up. It would explode killing four or five who were sitting on the tire drinking tea.
    So paper and pencil. I mean really.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Afghanistan, with jurga, had a far more democratic government than we, until we screwed everything up to screw over the Russians, and picked the wrong people to run things once the “students” or Taliban were replaced.


    Some folks don’t want our new technology, does that make the folks in black with straw hats in our own midwest ignorant savages?

  9. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 10 months ago

    I keep telling Mr Rall: the Americans want the TRVTH about the Middle East.


    Some of the New York Times reporters must do their Middle East field reports from a field somewhere in the middle of Long Island, which is certainly in the middle of the east of Manhattan.


    Those (if any) who actually go to the Middle East stay in posh hotels, go to the conference rooms, and get their stories from the US Information officer. And that story is straight from the middle of the east wing of the Pentagon. So a TRUE Middle East story.


    Mr Rall actually went to Afghanistan and saw for himself, and what he saw was nothing at all like the New York Times version.


    So Mr Rall must learn NOT to believe his own eyes. The US is the Greatest Force for Good in the World, and its mouthpieces, such as, e.g., the New York Times, are exactly TRVTH (in Russian, Pravda).

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Veteran

    And yet they publish a slick magazine and have one or more internet sites etc. Someone knows how to read there. More are needed, especially for girls and women.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, 10 months ago

    @Veteran

    That’s an old Newfie joke — I saw a Newfie putting up siding on a house, and he was throwing away half the nails. I said, how come you’re throwing away half the nails? He said, cause the heads are pointing the wrong way. I said, gosh, you’re stupid, we can use them on the other side of the house.

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Is that supposed to be Obama?

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Only if you believe Obama was Kenyadian! Think about it!

  14. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Veteran

    The problem with attacking Al Qaeda in Afghanistan is that 95% of them were in Pakistan. Still are. Even by the Pentagon’s own accounting, there were fewer than 50 Al Qaeda members (not senior officials) in Afghanistan at the time of the US invasion. So attacking Afghanistan couldn’t have had much to do with Al Qaeda.

  15. Ted Rall

    Ted Rall GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Veteran

    Afghans are not stupid. In fact, their knowledge of world affairs far exceeds those of the average American, who thinks Iran is somewhere near Australia.

  16. Load the rest of the comments (7).