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While the US military seems to be pulling back from international activities, Russia is expanding their range of military action.  As much as I think that the time is long past for us to play world policeman, this truly bothers me.

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Vicars are not line officers, and hence do not have authority to give orders, so I very, very strongly request that all read this.

Now ask yourself why we re-elected our president.

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I’m sorry, Vicar or not, if I were In Afghanistan, and this Rule came down, I would absolutely have to break it!

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(Crossposted to the Rott – this was just too damned good not to share.)

(Hat tip Drudge – although I tend to wonder if he’d really want it, y’know?)

They use the corner of their huts as personal toilets.

They wipe their asses…with their hands.

They view women as less valuable than farm animals – in fact, they’d rather have sex with the animals.

They are the Most Offensive Creatures On The Face Of The Earth™

And they are offended…when they hear you fart.

(No, I’m not making this up. Or to be more succinct – I shit you not.)

So here’s the news: audible farting has been banned for some Marines downrange because it offends the Afghans.

I know there are many things in the Afghan culture that don’t seem normal to Americans and it’s hard to spend seven months working in someone else’s back yard. Still, the Marines I saw downrange are doing a pretty good job at trying to do the right thing around the Afghans.

They’re not supposed to cuss because it could be misunderstood (that one goes out the window a lot). And they stay away from talking about politics, religion or girls because those topics could escalate into major disagreements (they can’t communicate anyway because of the language barrier).

But farting? That’s practically a sport. Ok, it’s not soccer, but a good contest could open the door for cross-cultural exchanges, jokes and other gallows humor.

So, for all Marines getting ready to go downwind, I mean downrange, be forewarned — you may have to hold it in… at least until you get back to your hooch where you can loudly crop dust your friends.

Doesn’t that just rip you a new one?

OTOH, I think we’ve found a way to rid ourselves of Bawney Fwank…

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(Hat tip to Tallulah over at the Rott.)

When – no, not if, when – God finally decides He’s had enough and brings the United States to its knees and relegates it to the ash heap of history, no one should wonder why:

But back to the question of genius. The U.S. government under Barack Obama is deeply committed to battling any belittlement, criticism, or questioning of Islam. (“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States,” he said, “to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”)

At the same time, however, it is OK, in the Obama regime [SEE BELOW FOR AN UPDATE], for the U.S. government to burn Bibles. Yes, that’s right. Bibles were sent to U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. But the U.S. government determined that the presence of Bibles in this “devoutly Muslim country” might inflame the natives. So they burned them. Why did they burn them? Because it is military policy to burn its trash.

[...]

Isn’t that nice? Handle it “as if it were a fragile piece of delicate art.” But burn the Bible because it is just part of your trash.

Not gonna be long now, I think, Denizens.

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To: Supreme General Raygun

From: The Vicar

RE:Recent Court Ruling concerning Homosexuals in the Military.

General, your experience in the regular forces is more recent than mine. Do you believe that there will be problems among the troops, now that the courts have once again inserted themselves into the nation’s defense? Do you think that the problems will be sever enough to degrade our mission readiness?

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On this day in 1918 the war we know as World War One came to an end. At that time it was called the “War to End All Wars.” Since then the fighting men and women of our military have gone into harms way in at least five other wars, and are in fact fighting one of those wars now. Those who have been called to lay their lives on the line in defense of our nation and its Constitution deserve our undying gratitude and thanks.

One of the awesome things about our nation is that so many of our fellow citizens do understand the debt we owe these patriots. This understanding on the part of the citizenry makes completely incomprehensible,  the fact that our government allows our enemies to serve in the  military.

Think about this for a minute. We are fighting a war against radical Islamic terrorists, yet our government seems to have no problem with these same radical Islamists serving in our military.

Folks, I am not saying that every faithful Muslim is a radical terrorist. What I am saying is that given the makeup of our enemy, we should be giving those Muslims’s who choose military service very close and careful scrutiny. Those who show signs of radicalism, such as perhaps worshiping at a mosque led by a radical cleric, should be immediately discharged. Discharge them honorably, but discharge them.

Had we had such a policy in place two weeks ago, the events of last week might have been prevented.

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… is there really a problem here.

When I read this article, I had to start scratching the ol’ noggin’.

Seeing that it’s likely the “change” would occur during the Manchurian Muslim’s watch, I’m like “Some change. More American jobs lost. Thanks a trillion, Al Obambi”

Being former USAF myself, I’m also a taaaaad bit concerned that the US military is going to consider going outside our shores for such a critical piece of hardware. Not to mention the ripple effect that this decision could have on American manufacturers that support our men and women in the military.

Thoughts? Comments?

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