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Posted by Mikey Hunt 2012-11-18 01:30||
#2 This may read like a Monty Python skit but it makes sense under COIN.
Petraeus and Allen are trying to show the Afghans that ISAF and by extension the Karzai regime are more effective at implementing the will of the Afghan people than the insurgents.
Food for thought: Imagine there's an analyst in the Chinese KGB tasked to develop a psychological profile of the American political class. Imagine the new leadership wants him to assess the US' potential reaction to a military move on Taiwan, or the Philippines or even Japan.
How will this little anecdote shape the analyst's assessment?
Will he be more or less likely to counsel restraint?
All of this is playing in front of a global audience. The real catastrophic consequences of this unserious conduct might in the end be totally unrelated to any conflict with the islamic world.
Posted by Elmerert Hupens2660 2012-11-18 04:19||
#3 I'm kinda grooving on the idea of a battered and deep fat fried q'u'''ri',am.
Bacon, the entry grease to lard.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-18 05:27||
#4 I believe General Dempsey, the Chair of the Joint Chiefs also made a phone call to a Quran burning preacher asking him to cease and desist.
This points to the need once again, of Combatant Command/FEMA region political commissars to assist in the monitoring of local events (and people.... "we know who you are"). The Global Califate cannot depend entirely upon voluntary compliance.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-18 05:52||
#5 ...It also seems to make some sense that a radio shockjock calling himself 'Bubba the Love Sponge' might respond to an appeal from a reasonably attractive MILF lady.
At that point, Petraeus probably figured, "What the hell, it couldn't hurt..."
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2012-11-18 08:00||
#6 sez her.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-11-18 10:10||
#7 Mr. Sponge is also the charming fellow that videotaped Hulk Hogan doing Mrs. Sponge, then released the tape.
Posted by Frank G 2012-11-18 10:15||
#8 Narcissist (ultimate) nar·cis·sism (när s -s z m) also nar·cism (-s z m). n. Reading a draft chapter of your gushing biography, whilst sipping a lightly chilled Diemersfontain, listening to Chopin, and enjoying oral sex from the author.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-18 12:29||
#9 Besoeker ... you gotta' remind the subject to HOLD STILL. There's an artist at work here :-)
Posted by Raider 2012-11-18 13:13||
#10 They put their bars + careers + families + assets + ... in jeopardy for someone surnamed "Love Sponge" - WMTFH does that???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-18 18:59||