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Just pay no attention to that guy…

April 16, 2011

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Okay sir, we hired your consulting firm, flew you over here from the U.S. in first class, and bought you a big steak dinner.

It’s time to share your military expertise. For example, at this crucial road checkpoint here, what should we be doing, Mr. – I’m sorry, please remind me of your name?

rpg rebels 300You can just call me Lamar.

Yes, sorry. So please advise us, Mr. Lamar.

Well now, the key is to put up a stop sign here, and when vehicles stop, your rebels can check them out.

Yes, but what if the occupants seem suspicious? Then what?

That’s why you post that guy over there on that sagging, rickety platform, with a rocket-propelled grenade on his shoulder.  If you give him the high sign, then boom!

But isn’t he an easy target? What if they just shoot him from the truck, Mr. Lamar? What if he misses the vehicle and hits our men? What if he hits the gas tank?

Who do I look like to you? General Robert E. Lee? Say, can I get another one of these steaks to take back home with me?

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A rebel fighter aims his Rocket-Propelled Grenade at a vehicle they suspect to be carrying people supporting Muammar Gaddafi, at a road checkpoint in Zuwaytinah, southwest of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, April 13, 2011.

REUTERS photos by Yannis Behrakis

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What’s the recoil like on an RPG? That could be messy…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Can we not include oil politics here please? :|

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Know your target and what is beyond.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive
 

Heh, he’s probably inside the casualty radius of that grenade. Smart, very smart.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

I like the fact that the check point building looks like an ice cream take out stand! Check your load and get a cone to go.

Meanwhile, it is the weekend – so doughnuts for all!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

@Crowgirl, no way I’m touching that – it’s a loaded question. :)

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

“Lamar has gotten himself a new car. You can put in your own details and choose your own adventure from here.”

mmmmmm….Lamar heads for Westminster Abbey to stop a wedding you may have heard about. Being Lamar, he of course runs out of gas and is forced to sprint the last mile or so to the church. Thinking he’s too late, Lamar pounds on the glass, screaming “KATE! KATE!” Kate looks at her future in-laws. “Hmm…they didn’t even invite my family to stay at their home.” Kate looks lovingly at Lamar, screams “It’s not too late for ME!” and runs down the aisle to her true love. Lamar & Kate flag down a double decker bus and ride off to start their new life.

you know, that would probably make a good movie. Might need to change the names. Maybe Ben Braddock and Elaine Robinson…that’s pretty generic ;)

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

“Just pay no attention to that guy…” taking the Wizard of Oz remake a bit over the top huh?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Good thinking there, Cavey Davey…
Georgia, Ladylala might have something to say about that scenario of yours…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

That’s the rebel’s version of the Big Ben clock in London – it’s set to go off every hour. Quite handy.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive
 

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