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2010-04-06 Afghanistan
US fight Taliban with heavy metal and rock music
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Posted by ed 2010-04-06 10:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6486 views ]  Top

#1 Lieutenant Colonel Brian Christmas -- the commander of US Marines in northern Marjah -- said he was unaware of the musical psy ops. "It's inappropriate," he told AFP, mindful that a major part of the counter-insurgency plan is focused on winning over Afghans from the insurgents. "I'm going to ask this to stop right now."
Posted by ed 2010-04-06 10:12||   2010-04-06 10:12|| Front Page Top

#2 I gotta quit reading this shit, it's about long overdue we stop pussy footing around these cavemen and kill every damn last one of them and quit worrying about "winning over hearts and minds" fuck that, they aren't worth winning over
Posted by chris 2010-04-06 11:02||   2010-04-06 11:02|| Front Page Top

#3 Do a commo check, Lock and load your weapons, and put on Metallica. We're going out the gate.
Posted by newc  2010-04-06 11:40||   2010-04-06 11:40|| Front Page Top

#4 The playlist has been hand-selected to annoy the Taliban, according to one US special forces officer

Dixie Chicks? Any American Idol contestant?
Posted by M. Murcek  2010-04-06 11:41||   2010-04-06 11:41|| Front Page Top

#5 issue ear plugs too the troops and play obamas speeches
Posted by chris 2010-04-06 11:47||   2010-04-06 11:47|| Front Page Top

#6 Have they installed the ice cream truck music on the drones yet?
Posted by tu3031 2010-04-06 12:05||   2010-04-06 12:05|| Front Page Top

#7 Have they installed the ice cream truck music on the drones yet? Posted by: tu3031

You've gone too far this time tu3031. My keyboard is awash in hot coffee!!!
Posted by Besoeker 2010-04-06 12:07||   2010-04-06 12:07|| Front Page Top

#8 Play the Talitubbies song. After a couple rounds of that, they would lay down their arms rather than risk hearing it again.
Posted by gorb 2010-04-06 12:30||   2010-04-06 12:30|| Front Page Top

#9 just out of curiosity... why no rap? Country and heavy metal can crack the Taliban's mental state but rap can't? What if we played music they liked? Wouldn't they pop their heads out to see who was playing it? And then BAM! Never knew what hit 'em.
Posted by Phimble the Grim8504 2010-04-06 12:50||   2010-04-06 12:50|| Front Page Top

#10 Its a small world after all
Its a small world after all...
Posted by CrazyFool 2010-04-06 13:11||   2010-04-06 13:11|| Front Page Top

#11 phimble the troops also have too hear what they are playing. alot of military comp. vids are set too heavy metal so I would guess that's what they like too listen too
Posted by chris 2010-04-06 13:27||   2010-04-06 13:27|| Front Page Top

#12  music Check....add rotten tomatoes!
Posted by Richelieu  2010-04-06 13:27||   2010-04-06 13:27|| Front Page Top

#13 My next question is, how many more times are they gonna let these half ass reporters write this same article?
Posted by chris 2010-04-06 13:28||   2010-04-06 13:28|| Front Page Top

#14 What they should be blasting at the Talibunnys is some Conway Twitty, that would surely make them put rifle to head.
Posted by Jefferson 2010-04-06 15:30||   2010-04-06 15:30|| Front Page Top

#15 Seems like a waste of time. I have trouble visualizing the Taliban; saying: "O.K. I give up I can't stand it anymore."
Posted by JohnQC 2010-04-06 16:09||   2010-04-06 16:09|| Front Page Top

#16 John, you seemed to have overlooked CrazyFool's suggestion in #10.
I first visited Disney Land in 1979 and I STILL HATE THAT SONG!!!! (and now, I can't get it out of my head)
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2010-04-06 17:18||   2010-04-06 17:18|| Front Page Top

#17 Have they installed the ice cream truck music on the drones yet?

Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2010-04-06 18:10||   2010-04-06 18:10|| Front Page Top

#18 Slim Whitman. It killed the martians
Posted by Frank G 2010-04-06 19:03||   2010-04-06 19:03|| Front Page Top

#19 Come 'n get it, jihadis!
Posted by tu3031 2010-04-06 19:20||   2010-04-06 19:20|| Front Page Top

#20 tu, I'm pretty sure that video violates the Geneva Conventions if used by anyone in uniform.

And that includes the uniformed ice cream guy.
Posted by lotp 2010-04-06 20:23||   2010-04-06 20:23|| Front Page Top

#21 Meanwhile, the ground forces prep the battle area...
Posted by tu3031 2010-04-06 20:33||   2010-04-06 20:33|| Front Page Top

#22 And ice cream trucks that play a tinny version of It's a Small World are crimes against humanity.
Posted by lotp 2010-04-06 20:34||   2010-04-06 20:34|| Front Page Top

#23 Try some Opera. Getting shot would be a mercy.
Posted by Spike Omeamp2177 2010-04-06 22:41||   2010-04-06 22:41|| Front Page Top

#24 Or Wagner. "It's not as as bad as it sounds" - Mark Twain
Posted by lex 2010-04-06 22:44||   2010-04-06 22:44|| Front Page Top

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