Tuesday, August 14, 2007
True Stories of the IqAF
The Iraqi Air Force is closer to being like us than ever before. I know this because of a great story this Major I work with shared with me today.
"Sitting in the Air Operations Center, awaiting my Iraqi friends to go to coffee at the Green Bean, it was late in the evening so I was there during final call to prayer. There were several guys on the floor with their pray rugs. Imagine a command briefing room with long desks and computers on them, this is where they are praying.
There are also several Iraqi’s on the computer working (surfing porn), several on cell phones, and one listening to a “new” CD given to him by his American counterpart…the Bee Gee’s. He's playing the song “Staying Alive".
SO, there I sit waiting, guys praying to Allah, guys surfing porn, guys talking to their wive’s, all the while “staying alive” echos through the building.
You can only smile."
What did I tell you. Are they Air Force material or what? What's next for them; making spoof commercials of the Iraqi Air Force commercials and posting them on YouTube?
posted by El Capitan at 1:29 PM
Sounds like the Korean troops we had at our base in Korea. Except for the prayer rugs. And the Bee Gees. I guess that just leaves the porn. Yep, that sounds about right.
You'll know when the IqAF is really like ours when they start blubbering stuff about core values and then do everything to undercut them as soon as they get off the briefing stage.
Hey, YouTube videos? Don't give away all of the good secrets and tricks, OK?