Re: Ker-triage! And Creatures.
Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:56 am
You've heard about this, right? The Pashtun Kuchis and Hazaras kept calling in U.S. airstrikes on each other over a grazing territory dispute. "Yeah, those guys are totally Taliban! Send drones!"Voin wrote:I mean, can you imagine if the military allowed themselves to be marionetted like that by every Tom, Dick, and Ahmed with a phone?
[Thick Pashto accent]: "This is the, uh, General. The Boss General, that's right! I have an order for you. I'm gonna need you to send a bunch of guys down to this ravine, there is, uh, Taliban wishing to surrender there, and totally not an ambush. They're surrendering, so don't bother bringing your guns or armor or anything."
The military presents this as "of course we saw through this right away, ha ha those crazy Afghans." But regardless of the degree to which you believe military press releases, at least we know they tried.