NON-GRIM MILESTONE REACHED

Notes Chuck Simmins:

Sometime on December 27, 2007, in a fierce gun battle in Al Kut, a milestone was reached.

The 20,000th AIF [Anti Iraqi Forces] terrorist was killed by our troops.

Good.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/29/2007 at 06:23 AM
    1. YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

      Good.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 12 29 at 06:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. We must not tell Hicks. Give him Hicks up.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 12 29 at 06:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Break out the bubbly! Drinks all round!

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 12 29 at 06:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Cool, more good news from the front.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 29 at 06:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hi. I’m Ash. I’m here to serve the drinks.

      We can’t kill enough terrorists. Ever.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 29 at 06:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. This isn’t part of the 650,000 that Lancet claim were killed, right?

      As in, this figure is reached using actual maths, isn’t it?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 29 at 06:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash, they used the standard mathematical formula, simply count the legs and divide by two.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 29 at 06:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. But the ultimate question is whether we Americans have the stomach for this fight, whether we can drop our sentimental “we are the world” multiculturalist fantasies and speak plainly about Islam and its dysfunctions, whether we can cast off the hair shirt of colonial and imperial guilt so eagerly donned by self-loathing Western elites.
      VDH

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 12 29 at 06:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. It is grim.  Way too low…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2007 12 29 at 07:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. #7 So not Lancet’s theory, count the legs and triple, surfie?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 29 at 07:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Lancet use the tried and true:

      Death toll = number of arms and legs + 3.6 multiplied by your grandmothers age x 10.  Simple really.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 12 29 at 07:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ahhhh, ok Surfie, gotcha. I did wonder what their formula was.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 29 at 07:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. #8 The national socialists will insist we wear black sackcloth and ashes as sign of our guilt.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2007 12 29 at 07:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why didn’t we try to reason with these 20,000?

      Posted by Penguin on 2007 12 29 at 07:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. A nice round figure.
      Please double it ASAP.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2007 12 29 at 07:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Big deal.

      This week’s public enemy no 1 is
      climate change.

      Call the MSM when we a have setback please.

      We are supposed to be looking for “root causes”
      not kicking arse.

      Posted by dver on 2007 12 29 at 08:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. #11

      Death toll = number of arms and legs + 3.6 multiplied by your grandmothers age x 10.  Simple really.

      And here’s me thinking that the Lancet formula is the old military (arsepluck V).

      Posted by kae on 2007 12 29 at 08:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Man, that is going to require about 1.44 million virgins – or raisins.  The Sunraysia district could help you with the latter, but I can’t think of anywhere in OZ that could supply the first! (Even if we try counting sheep! [no NZed jokes, please])

      Posted by SezaGeoff on 2007 12 29 at 08:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. Just watching Parkinson. Lurv this line from a (comedian) guest – don’t know his name.

      “Tony Blair is now the Middle East Peace Envoy – that’s like asking a mosquito to cure malaria”.

      Posted by SandiM on 2007 12 29 at 09:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Why didn’t we try to reason with these 20,000?

      We did, using “5.56mm logic”, sometimes varied with “7.62mm logic” or “20mm logic”.  Simple, really.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 12 29 at 12:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #20, trj, it was past time to modernize Rule .303.

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2007 12 29 at 01:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. The 20,000th AIF [Anti Iraqi Forces] terrorist was killed by our troops.
      Hmmm. Just let me run that line through my pirated copy of ENPS (ABC ver. 2.1)
      The 20,000th AIF [Authentic Iraqi Farmer] gentle Iraqi goat herder returning to his fields after celebrating his daughter’s wedding was slaughtered by our too ignorant to know better racist troops.
      Perfect.

      Posted by lotocoti on 2007 12 29 at 05:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Great news!

      The 27th was my birthday.  Couldn’t have received a better present.  I’ll be a lot more demanding next year!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 12 29 at 06:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry it’s late, but Happy Birthday, yojimbo! Did you get shorted on presents when you were a child because it’s so close to Christmas? My mother & I both did – hers is Dec 11, so I kinda understand, but mine is November 8, fercrissakes!

      Back on topic…20,000, eh? Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of a–holes! Yay!

      Posted by KC on 2007 12 29 at 07:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. #24;KC

      No, I did okay in that regard.  There is a daughter that has her birthday on the 25th!!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 12 29 at 08:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sad we had to hear this great stat here on a blog. Pity it isn’t the lead line on the front page of tomorrow’s Australian. That’s where this kind of issue needs to be featured.

      All credit to the superb young Americans pushing shit at the dirty end.

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 12 30 at 07:19 AM • permalink

 

  1. I read somewhere once:

    “Before Pearl Harbour, Japan was a political problem. After, it was an engineering problem”

    Substitute event and enemy where necessary…

    Posted by Pickles on 2007 12 30 at 06:22 PM • permalink