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Topic: Taliban Spring Offensive?
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 22, 2011 07:57PM)
Just heard that on TV...

If it wasn't so tragic, that's the funniest way to put it!

Like a sports season coming in spring... WTF?

Really, the Military should know better.
Message: Posted by: critter (Mar 22, 2011 08:11PM)
Yesterday I watched an episode of "The Vice Guide to Travel" on Netflix and they went to a gun market where Middle Eastern terrorists build all sorts of guns by hand. It was scary, but intriguing at the same time. They may be crazy extremists, but they sure are inventive.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 22, 2011 08:17PM)
Agreed, the most dangerous wackos are them smart ones...

But the Military calling it the "Taliban Spring Offensive" just sounds stoopid... :P
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Mar 23, 2011 08:59AM)
Well it's more exciting than the Winter hibernation!
Message: Posted by: Erwin (Mar 23, 2011 09:03AM)
Just wait for "Taliban Spring Break".
Message: Posted by: tommy (Mar 23, 2011 09:10AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCUfkMkVbwo
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Mar 23, 2011 09:30AM)
It's also sometimes referred to as the Fighting Season.

Apparently the weather is too forbidding to allow fighting the rest of the year in that Allah forsaken place.

What a shame the gorgeous landscape of blooming opium poppies is desecrated by bloodshedding.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Mar 23, 2011 09:39AM)
Just call it war.

Why sugar coat war?
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Mar 26, 2011 11:12AM)
It may sound stupid, but that's precisely what it is- a spring offensive.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Mar 27, 2011 11:45AM)
The Taliban Spring Sale is really something.

Instead of the dull black hijabs of winter you can buy them in all the colorful riotous shades of black.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Mar 27, 2011 12:31PM)
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On 2011-03-27 12:45, Destiny wrote:
The Taliban Spring Sale is really something.

Instead of the dull black hijabs of winter you can buy them in all the colorful riotous shades of black.
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I nominate this post for the Laugh of the Week Award.

John
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Mar 27, 2011 05:36PM)
There is a wargame convention in the midwest called "Spring Offensive". I always thought it referred to the odor of hundreds of gamers after a weekend of non-stop gaming...

But it's a common enough military term.