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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Madness

DISAPPOINTMENT IN AFGHANISTAN

(re-post from the Duffle Blog)

Taliban operative and avid Navy SEAL fan Mansour Aminullah says he was disappointed when a raid on his house was conducted by “some pansies from the Ranger Regiment” instead of SEALs, sources confirmed today.

Aminullah, who has countless books and films on the elite naval special operations forces, says being raided by a bunch of guys he had never heard of was a big let down.

"The SEALs are my heroes," said Aminullah, pointing to a poster of the iconic Trident symbol displayed prominently on his wall. "Zero Dark Thirty was just so badass, and bin Laden was a dick anyway."

Aminullah says he prepared for the raid for months, making "welcome" signs for all of his favorite SEAL operators. At the very least, he says, he was hoping to get his copy of No Easy Day signed by someone he had seen on Fox News.

"It's bullshit. SEALs raided my brother's and cousin's houses just last month," he said. "They're probably gonna write books about that shit. And seriously, my mother could graduate from Ranger School with a cloth over her eyes — which there is at all times — because she would be beaten otherwise."

Soldiers who participated in the raid said they tried hard to convince Aminullah that they were just as good as SEALs and that there have been really cool movies made about Rangers, too.

"I happened to have a Black Hawk Down VHS on me, so my Rangers and I led the way into his living room to watch it and see if he would come around," said Capt. Nick Scott, the raid force commander. "He liked Josh Hartnett's acting, but I think we both agreed that Bradley Cooper put in more gym time for American Sniper."

While Aminullah did not have any Army books for the Rangers to autograph, he and Scott agreed to collaborate on an upcoming article for Infantry magazine.

More from Duffle Blog

Congressman Calls For Army Basic Training 
To Match Marine Corps Policy Of Killing Some Recruits

WASHINGTON – A Florida congressman is calling for tough reforms at Army basic training facilities so the service can match the track record of the Marine Corps, which implemented a policy of killing some recruits last year.

The move by the Corps to kill off some of the weak ones to make an example of the others elevated its 13-week boot camp to the toughest training in the nation.

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) condemned the recent lack of newsworthy incidents taking place in Army basic training, and promised to hold the powers that be within the ranks accountable moving forward.

Miller, who serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, cited the plethora of unfavorable and sometimes tragic occurrences synonymous with the Marine Corps, combined with the Army’s well-respected track record as evidence of a need for parity.

“Look, we all know the adage about ‘different uniform, same team,’” he said. “However, I’m not one to sit back and watch one branch get all the press, while the other is shoved aside. There needs to be a balance of cruelty.”

Miller said he would spearhead plans for enhanced physical and emotional torture within Army basic training. His hope is that all recruits arriving on US Army facilities will receive the proper chastisement and pummeling by mid-2017.

Miller sought the advice of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) before announcing the call for change – citing the knowledge accumulated at the renowned Hanoi Hilton that makes McCain the literal go to guy for advice on maniacal savagery.

“John was telling me about meat hook suspension and gasoline being poured over open wounds. I guess it shouldn’t go that far,” he admitted. "But we’re still going to explore all avenues training."

Miller said he feels very confident that this type of re-branding would revolutionize the Army, and catapult it to the top of many a post-high school wish list.

“I’m certain that once this thing gets rolling, our Army is going to be making so many headlines, the recruiting offices are going have hordes of eager youngsters begging to get signed up,” he said. “This is an exciting time for us all.”

14 comments:

  1. Once the army started allowing women into the ranks with men, the standards went to complete shit.

    By crackee, when I was in boot camp, our drill sergeants used to mow down a platoon or two of us basic trainees (also known as maggots) with M-60's, just to keep the rest of us sharp.

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    1. Fredd, I thought you left the Army when they came up with those new fangled muskets?

      Was Aunt Sally employed by the Dept. of Defense back when they were trying to come up with a good recipe for ham and lima beans for the C-Rats?

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    2. Hmmm, ham & lima beans C-rats. So good. And yes, those were Aunt Sally's concoction during her stint serving as mess consultant. And the turkey loaf, that was hers, too.

      And those fancy schmancy muskets, the brass never knows when they have it good: ever know a spear to misfire?

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    3. The turkey loaf put hair on your chest. Eating it was a rite of passage into manhood.

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  2. The Worm Has TurnedMarch 20, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    Just a little reminder to you leftist, who are so delusional that you don't even know day from night.

    Regardless of the popular vote, like the Hillary people are drumming into your block heads. Trump won the EC with help from states like WI and PA (are they now "red states" that the left hates so vehemently ?).

    America spoke through it's chosen mechanism and Trump now resides in the WH.

    Also, the right was supposed to lose the senate: They didn't. They kept it and they have the tie breaker sitting in the VP's spot.

    The GOP has the house.

    The great thing is that not everyone thinks like Trump or acts like him. They are fighting him on many fronts. That is what happens in a representative government.

    And Trump is proposing things that make sense.

    The left quit marching and quit rioting (can't afford the fines anymore ?), just like we figured they would.

    And now it is off to business as usual.

    But the GOP is in control.

    Tough luck lefties......you lost.

    Get over it or Suck on it!

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    1. Worm, there aren't many leftists, communists, collectivists, progs, or others of that ilk that populate this blog's readership. While I applaud your sentiments, and the rant, you're preaching to the choir.

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  3. April 1st already?

    Hmmm...I thought I set the clocks properly....

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    1. I thought that everyone needed a dress rehearsal.

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  4. DB is hilarious, and WAY too close to the truth sometimes!

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    1. There is a LOT of truth on DB.

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  5. DB rocks. But SF Solaratov is not pleased. Still, the Grunt Marine gave it two thumbs up. I'm so conflicted! :)

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    1. I would go with the Grunt Marine's reaction. He has his hands in the mud.

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