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US Forces Demonstrate Cultural Insensitivity Again

Old 26th Dec 2013, 02:30
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US Forces Demonstrate Cultural Insensitivity Again

The USAF has had to apologize to Afghani Muslims for offending them by including non-Halal food items in Air Drops conducted in a "Win the Hearts" Operation.

When will we learn?


Air Force Apologizes For ?Tasteless? Christmas Ham Drop In Afghanistan
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 03:21
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Sorry, but after I stopped p!ssing myself laughing, you are indeed correct, major fail, and you would have to wonder how such and obvious [email protected] could happen.

The sad thing is, the extremist mullahs will take it as some deliberate act and try to stir things up.
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 03:27
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As opposed to dropping bombs/cruise missiles at weddings and the like???

I suppose you could call it progress.
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 08:36
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No doubt some simple people will think that this spoof Armed Forces news website reports true events.....
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 09:22
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US Forces Demonstrate Cultural Insensitivity Again

Sad thing is (and I know this will make me controversial for knowing this), Muhammed did tell the People that if you are hungry, Allah will understand if you eat food that is not halal. He knows when you are starving and need to do something to live...It's actually quite a flexible book, more so than Leviticus!

Standing back and waiting for the assault now...
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 09:26
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What an excellent newssite, and with such refreshingly honest articles! That article about the USAF being found guilty of a conspiracy to recruit all the hot chicks, just reinforces what we always suspected!!
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 10:12
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Originally Posted by Dash8driver1312 View Post
It's actually quite a flexible book, more so than Leviticus!
Which may be the problem. Delete all the bits you don't like.

Reminds me of a story many years ago, only the names changed to protect the guilty.

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Paddy on an overseas flight buys a can of beans. They are hugely expensive. Paddy sees a market opportunity here and goes and tests the market. He asks Seamus, an Asian shop keeper if he would like to make a killing with baked beans.

A deal is struck.

Next trip Paddy visits Seamus with 3 big cases of beans. Asks for the money

"Oh dear, oh dear, not the beans with pork sausage."
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 10:13
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No doubt some simple people will think that this spoof Armed Forces news website reports true events.....
Indeed, otherwise we'd probably already know about: "General Mattis Crosses Potomac With 100,000 Troops; President, Senate Flee City"
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 10:31
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Originally Posted by onetrack
...That article about the USAF being found guilty of a conspiracy to recruit all the hot chicks, just reinforces what we always suspected!!
Too true; why aren't we told about such outrages by the mainstream media? However, I'm more concerned about the article describing the unexplained explosion of a US Air Force colonel at a weekly staff meeting (link). No one seems to have considered the possibility of 'rear echelon fragging' by resentful subordinates.

Alternatively, this tragedy could have been the result of an innocent prank going horribly wrong. I well remember rolling the contents of an N5 thunderflash into the foil paper liner of a cigarette packet and taping it underneath the table where our Chief of Staff (Mess Pres) sat at the Christmas lunch. I detonated it with an F77 'puffer' wired to a battery in my pocket just as he banged his gavel before delivering his annual 'state of the nation' speech whereupon he disappeared in a cloud of white smoke. The following year, he invited the guest of honour to sit in his chair.

Do you think I should inform the appropriate authorities of my suspicions?
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I wouldn't say it was tasteless, I bet it was rather tasty ham I wonder if they got a few beers to go with it.
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Gingerbread! Gingerbread!
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No doubt some simple people will think that this spoof Armed Forces news website reports true events
That'll teach me for not clicking on the link
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 11:44
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But did SASless post it intentionally or will there be the sound of a bicycle being ridden in reverse?
I vote for the bicycle.
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 11:51
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Would the chap on who the consignment was dropped be called Amed?
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 12:03
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Great spoof this.


Serious Note. USAF used to run an "Operation Christmas Drop" where they would put out a DCI (or what ever they were called in the US) in the months leading to Christmas, calling for units to make surplus airdrop kit available. they would then do a round robin dropping gifts to remote islands. I think mainly in the Far East (Philippians ??)


Not sure if this still operates. I think it was the guys at Ft Lee who co-ordinated it.


For those who cared to open the link. the smart ones will recognise the load as weapons containers. Lots of EDM. Note one of the containers poking out through the side of the harness! perhaps the containers were full of sausage!!
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 12:13
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I would put money on SASless having posted the link believing it was true! He is probably hiding under a desert stone, scratching around for scorpions, embarrassed to show his face again ....... poor chap!
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Old 26th Dec 2013, 12:40
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Whats more sad, its the sought of stuff up thats believable.
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RH.....I love the web site.....they do some really great work! Sadly sometimes it is awfully close to the truth!

Rarely does such post not catch a few folks off guard!
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So how come the Christmas Eve US coup d'etat has been kept out of the UK media? I think we should be told! Damn D Notices are at it again...
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thinks- why didn't they publish a report that AK-47s and RPGs were made my lubricating machines and all moving parts with pig fat- maybe all fighting would cease!
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