Friday, July 02, 2010

Twelve #3's

Ranger notes that the U.S. has apparently killed 12 different #3 people in al-Qaeda during the course of the Afghan war.

Given that the last people to successfully conquer Afghanistan were the Mongols, who had the advantages of being able to live off the land (thus no supply train issues) as well as significantly greater combatant manpower than the U.S. or Soviet or British efforts (every Mongol was a warrior -- even the women and children -- so there were no non-combatants to defend), it seems likely that the only tactics that could succeed in Afghanistan would be low-tech tactics based upon flooding the countryside with horse-riding men armed with swords and spears and bows and arrows. Or somethin' like that. Whatevah. It's certainly clear that current tactics just aren't working...

Oh yeah, I forgot the current release from the Ministry of Truth. It appears that the U.S. invaded Afghanistan on January 20, 2009, rather than in October 2001 like I'd originally thought. The chocolate ration has been increased to 20 grams this month. Please ignore the fact that the chocolate ration was 30 grams last month, that reality is no longer operative and all papers to that effect should be immediately disappeared down the Memory Hole...

-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin


  1. And don't forget when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
    In a recent poll 26% of Americans didn't know who we gained our independence from. Some answers included China, Mexico, and France.
    Maybe we could just give it all back to the Brits. They could do no worse.

  2. Well of course the Freedom Forces of the USA! USA!USA! killed 12 #3s. Ever' time we kills onnathem, anuther pops up. It's like Whack-a-Mole! Gotta be the most dangerous job description in the world. "Here, son, we've promoted you to #3. Get your affairs in order." Must be danged hard to buy an insurance policy for those fellers.

  3. Well, as I recall, we also killed about 23,000 guys listed as the "number two al Qaeda official."

    And why are you still in the reality-based community? Even I have given up on Bush-dark and the rest of the political horsehockey. As a Great American Philosopher once said, "It's so nice to be insane / No one asks you to explain." If Big Brother says the war started in 2009, well then, it started in 2009, by golly youbetcha.

    Word verification: hosse. As in the sparkle pony we're all gonna get when LordGodSaintDickinGeorge is called for the Rapture.


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