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November 26, 2012

The ideal American soldier is supposed to avoid the Taliban,

or as one set of orders urged, patrol in places where the Taliban won't be found. And that's sensible advice,

because if the goal is to avoid creating an Incident, then avoiding the enemy is the best way to avoid an Incident. Unfortunately the enemy has a bad habit of appearing where he isn't supposed to be and creating his own Incidents, because Taliban and Hamas commanders are not concerned about being yelled at in a fictional courtroom by Matt Damon. They actually welcome Incidents. The bigger and bloodier the Incident, the more hashish and young boys get passed around the campfire that night. -- Sultan Knish: Incidentism

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 26, 2012 3:27 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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In Vietnam, while our guys went out on "search and destroy" missions, our ARVN brothers were rumored to have perfected the "search and avoid" method.

Posted by: OldFert at November 30, 2012 5:02 PM

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