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Posted by JARHEAD 2003-11-18 1:02:43 PM||
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#1 I was kind of partial to "Operation Bitch Slap" myself...
#4 Muslim brotherhood (modeled after 1920's facist leagues), arab nationalists (Nasser's young egypt), baathists (whose complete name was "Panarabic national-socialist party" IIRC) & paleostinians (grand mufti al-husseini and his relative Yasser Arafat) all have a long story of admiring and buddying with the nazi; "old nazi codenames" would not insult them, it would bring back pleasant flashbacks.
Posted by Anonymous 2003-11-18 1:14:12 PM||
2003-11-18 1:14:12 PM||
#5 Stop using all these special names! Just call it a " WoT operation". What's so difficult about that?
#6 Winston Churchill personally assigned many operational names and approved most of the rest after seeing one named something like Operation Airy Ballet. Said he didn't want to have to tell parents that their kid had died in Operation Tittley Winks.
Posted by Shipman 2003-11-18 1:15:17 PM||
2003-11-18 1:15:17 PM||
#7 Heck, if our sensitive lib media friends don't like old nazi code names, I think I got some good ones for them:
OPERATION IRON FIST FUCK / OPERATION JUST BECAUSE / OPERATION SODOMIZER / OPERATION INFINITE ASS WHOOPING / OPERATION REDNECK FURY
Posted by Jarhead 2003-11-18 1:17:25 PM||
2003-11-18 1:17:25 PM||
#9 If this was named by the planners and not the politicians, chances are the words were chosen at random from lists.
Odd, isn't it, how the press will latch onto operation codenames that were once used by the Nazis in an obscure air operation while ignoring the ideological and philosophical connections in Arab politics.
Posted by Atrus 2003-11-18 1:22:07 PM||
2003-11-18 1:22:07 PM||
#11 Maybe it should have been called "Operation Falling Anvil".
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-11-18 1:24:11 PM||
2003-11-18 1:24:11 PM||
#12 How about calling it "Operation Iraqi Smacky?"
Posted by Tibor 2003-11-18 1:26:57 PM||
2003-11-18 1:26:57 PM||
....take yer pick. D'oh! Forget that last one!
Posted by Rex Mundi 2003-11-18 1:59:54 PM||
2003-11-18 1:59:54 PM||
#14 Tibor...LOL. Hilarious. Rooters is such crap. Gosh since we used the same name for an operation as the Nazis, we must BE Nazis. Wow, I'm glad they cleared that up.
Posted by remote man 2003-11-18 2:00:06 PM||
2003-11-18 2:00:06 PM||
#15 Gee, if this is news, I guess we should avoid using colors like yellow and blue in our Homeland Security alerts, since the Germans used them for the invasion of France (Fall Gelb) and the Stalingrad offensive(Fall Blau), among other names.
Well, enough internet surfing. I better get back to work on Project Clusterf*ck.
#16 Obviously, reuters is keeping true to the 'Useful Idiots' description of the 'peace movement' and leftists, first popularized by Josef Stalin.
Posted by Anonymous 2003-11-18 2:13:58 PM||
2003-11-18 2:13:58 PM||
#17 In case your curious, the email to reuters is:
I certainly just gave him a (non-obscene) block of commentary.
Posted by Patrick Phillips 2003-11-18 2:15:33 PM||
2003-11-18 2:15:33 PM||
#18 Jarhead, very, very funny.
I would like to get double-bonus points for the operation names though. OPERATION CHOMKSY (you know it'll drive Chomsky crazy to know his name is being used that way), OPERATION ARAFAT (certainly confuse anyone as to where the operation is occuring until it happens), OPERATION SWINEHERD (Muslim's will probably dislike that one since it's the Yanks doing the herding...) OPERATION CHARMIN (don't squeeze, Americans will all know what this means and who is being wiped).
Posted by Yank 2003-11-18 3:04:14 PM||
2003-11-18 3:04:14 PM||
#19 Not for nothing did Joseph Goebbels call himself minister of "propaganda and public enlightenment," rather than of propaganda alone. Propaganda is designed to persuade, to cause the uncommitted to change their views and adopt a different position.
"Enlightenment," better known as indoctrination, is designed to inform the already committed and strengthen their commitment; for example, by communicating the correct positions on specific issues and, especially, by alerting them to specific rhetorical devices and arguments to be used in demonizing enemies.
This piece, like most of Al Reuters output, is not therefore propaganda, but indoctrination, cuing the committed (in this case the Euro-bigot masses and their American fifth column) to a rhetorical tactic: that even vague and meaningless comparisons to the nazis are still an acceptable form of demonization.
This is just a pre-emptive smokescreen, but a very necessary one for the LLL, since their own positions have meaningful and obvious similarities to those of the nazis.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2003-11-18 3:15:47 PM||
2003-11-18 3:15:47 PM||
#20 I suspect the Nazis wouldn't have used the English words. Their operation was probably called "Eisenhammer".
#22 We could always have cutie pie names for our ops in order to de-emphasize our very rude & barbarian like behavior ridding the world of assholes...the LLL media would probably warm up to OPERATION AGITATED ALLIGATOR or OPERATION OBSTINATE OSPREY. We could probably get the French Army on board w/a name like OPERATION PERSNICKITY PAPILLON or OPERATION FLAGRANT FROMAGE. The Ruskies would probably go ape-shit for OPERATION CAUSTIC COMMISAR......the possibilties are endless, maybe we haven't given this angle enough thought....
Posted by Jarhead 2003-11-18 4:17:04 PM||
2003-11-18 4:17:04 PM||
#23 Good idea, Jarhead. We could even get the LLL on board with this one simply by changing it to "Iron Hammer and Sickle."
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2003-11-18 4:38:12 PM||
2003-11-18 4:38:12 PM||
#24 Thanks JH for another expose of the Rooters philosophy. The writer starts by saying that the US used the same operation code word that the NAZIS used over 60 years ago. Then later says that the NAZIS didn't actually implement the plan. Then why file the "story"?
Reminds me of the farmer who bought a case of fly spray with the understanding that it also contained a sprayer. He sent a long scathing letter to the company complaining that they didn't fulfill that promise. He then ended the letter with "never mind I found the sprayer in the bottom of the crate".
Posted by Gasse Katze 2003-11-18 4:43:14 PM||
2003-11-18 4:43:14 PM||
#25 Beats the hell out of Operation STALEMATE, one we actually used for the assault on Peleliu.
Posted by Hiryu 2003-11-18 5:35:51 PM||
2003-11-18 5:35:51 PM||
#26 We commence operation Reagan in five minutes.
Posted by Shipman 2003-11-18 6:05:35 PM||
2003-11-18 6:05:35 PM||
#27 Ooh--that's even better, Shipman!
The Zionist Death Ray will be demonstrated with the commencement of Operation Ronnie Ray Gun!