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Are you fucking kidding me?

http://militarytimes.com/blogs/batt...nes-in-afghanistan-be-careful-where-you-fart/

"Marine Corps Times is a family newspaper and we only rarely have offensive language in our stories.

But this week the word “fart” appears in a story I wrote about the importance of trust between Marines and the Afghan national army soldiers they work with.

I didn’t want to write this little blog entry about farts. It’s not even on my beat. But my colleague Dan Lamothe, whose byline you have seen here quite often, shamed me into it.

“You owe it to all Marines,” he told me.

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."
 

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:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Really?!?!?!
 

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Who would have thought that the culture that produced our enemy would be so goddamn sensitive. These fuckers have issues. They don't pee standing up and they are offended by farts. Has anyone checked to see if they have vaginas? That must be the issue.
 

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My terp was trying to tell me Afghans do not fart. After calling BULLSHIT!!!, I figured out he meant in front of each other. He said they don't do it in front of each other because they will embarass you in front of everyone. I asked what he would do if his best buddy farted on his leg. He said he wouldn't but if he did, he would punch him.

Dari for "did you fart?" Gooz Meh-zahn-ee?
Dari for "I will fart" Gooz Meh zahn-ah.

For the same but with "Shit:

'Did you shit?' Goo Meh-Koon-Ee?
"I will shit" Goo Meh-Koon-Ah.

That's it for today class.
 

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I actually thought he'd be the first to respond. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he read this post, was in the process of replying when blood vessels in his brain burst from the bullshit and he died of an aneurism.

Had I been one of Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, I know I would.
 

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Rest In Peace, Tommy
 

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I was too concerned with killing taliban to worry about being proper. And I saw my Afghani attachments rip ass. And they saw us. So this is all some colonel that has his panties in a bunch about being "proper" at war. Another day in the pussyfication of america and our armed services

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ROFL. Good luck with that. We'd be in formation. Sgt Major comes up to talk. RIIIIIIIIIPPP. :D
 

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You've outdone me on the ACR girl pics though. Though I continue to strive to find hot ass and guns for the readers enjoyment.
 

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Has anyone else noted that the story is penned by a woman? Just an observation. Take from it what you will.
 

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good eye tackleberry are you running for detective
Haha. I'll assume sarcasm on that comment. But I do work my own investigations.
 
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