News, but not the serious kind
Just pay no attention to that guy…
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?
You 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?
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