Where do these bullets go?

July 29, 2008

slovenian-rifles-throw-160.jpgConfidential Pentagon Memo: As our budget gets tighter, some of you have suggested cutting the money we spend on training new recruits.

Gentlemen, this would be a huge mistake.

A certain other country recently cut their small arms training. When rebels attacked, well, you can see in these news photos, it wasn’t pretty. Nobody knew how to load or shoot, and most just ended up throwing rifles at the enemy.

And you don’t even want to see what happened next, when they gathered up all their ammunition and threw it in a campfire to melt it down.

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Members of Slovenian guard of honor and Russian guard of honor perform in Ljubljana Slovenia, July 26, 2008. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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Nowadays, the old habit of throwing vegetables to bad stage performers is getting quite expensive, that’s why people react with a yawn, which is more effective.
Hence, the army commands should opt for a cheaper way than throwing a $700 machine gun or $0.70 bullets.

Posted by simon | Report as abusive

This reminds me of the homecoming parade in Animal House.

“May I have ten thousand marbles, please?”

Posted by Krista | Report as abusive

I support the idea of Simon, throwing vegetables to the enemy should be the best way to avoid hurting someone or getting hurt.

Posted by armstrongfl | Report as abusive

The Slovenes aren’t complaining: if they’re throwing them, they can’t shoot with them.

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive