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(BBC)   British marines mistakenly storm Spanish resort. Locals confine them to beach area.   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 61
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2002-02-18 01:49:47 PM  
Poofters..... Fark the Brits.....
 
2002-02-18 01:50:43 PM  
I can't wait for the History Channel to show the details of Operation Wild on the Spanish Riviera.
 
2002-02-18 01:51:41 PM  
"we managed to hold them on the beach...." and we wonder why the Sun now sets on the British Empire.... Tea anyone... I wonder if any of the Red faced marines were caught humping each other in the toilet?
 
2002-02-18 01:54:49 PM  
Too funny
 
2002-02-18 01:55:26 PM  
Ha ha, Spanish Inquisition.
 
2002-02-18 01:55:48 PM  
....France Surrenders!!!!
 
2002-02-18 01:56:15 PM  
Just what needed invading any how?
 
2002-02-18 01:59:06 PM  
Personally, i think they were just doing a practise manouvre before they invade Spain for real.
 
2002-02-18 02:01:45 PM  
"The Redcoats are coming!! The Redcoats are coming!!"
 
2002-02-18 02:02:24 PM  
Isn't Spain due for an invasion now anyways?
 
2002-02-18 02:03:16 PM  
The locals didn't really hold them at bay, lets be honest they landed at the wrong place. You really can't hold these guys back, they will just shoot ya.
 
2002-02-18 02:04:28 PM  
Hey, heres a Royale idea....give those "red-faced" marines a Gold medal too! I mean after all, it was just a small error. Everyone should be a winner these days.
 
2002-02-18 02:04:39 PM  
Just be glad the U.S. doesn't need them to take a beach in Afghanistan.
 
2002-02-18 02:07:18 PM  
The British Ministry of Defence said it was a situation it would "rather not have taken place".

Now that is Funnnnnnny!
 
2002-02-18 02:08:34 PM  
They just stopped for tea and biscuits before the invasion.
 
2002-02-18 02:08:40 PM  
Dominique Searle, editor of the Rock's daily newspaper, The Gibraltar Chronicle said: "What a boob."

Didn't he say that in Spanish?
 
2002-02-18 02:13:12 PM  
good thing it wasn't the Americans storming the beach, everyone would have been blown to bits.
 
2002-02-18 02:14:37 PM  
Stupid Limeys.
 
2002-02-18 02:15:19 PM  
It'd be scary if they did take a beach in Afghanistan...and we had to go rescue them from Guam.
 
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2002-02-18 02:27:46 PM  
Worthless terrorist hugging coward Brits. We should have let the Nazi's finish them.
 
2002-02-18 02:49:05 PM  
Goober: No, we would bomb the fark out of em first. THEN blow em to bits.
 
2002-02-18 02:49:21 PM  
Someone should have went to www.mapquest.com before planning their invasion.
 
2002-02-18 02:54:36 PM  
There has to be a "Priceless" parody in here somewhere...
 
2002-02-18 02:57:12 PM  
What are you on about Fb- ?
You were too cowardly to join the second war for 3 years until the Japs forced your hand.
Whereas we declared war on the Nazi's.

I mean..at least the Royal Marines only boobed on a TRAINING exercise unlike your guys fark ups on most military actions the US carries out.
 
2002-02-18 03:12:12 PM  
Before round II of "My Country is Better than your Country", read DogsBollox bio, and I think you'll find he's not that different from an American.
 
2002-02-18 03:12:22 PM  
Whenever any country other than the US is mentioned on this site it gets a load of shiat from fat, stupid, cowardly yanks. No wonder everybody loves them so much people queue up to fly planes into their buildings.
 
2002-02-18 03:14:10 PM  
I'm sorry...I meant round II for the day. It's technically Fark round 899,257.
 
2002-02-18 03:15:39 PM  
Someone hasn't mentioned a Monthy Pyhton reference? Oh well, here you go:

Run Away! Run Away!!!!
 
2002-02-18 03:21:44 PM  
I forgot to say - thanks a lot for saving our asses in ww2 by sending troops to Britain in 1942, only two years after we faced invasion. Not that they would have been any good anyway, read up on what happened when the US army met the German army for the first time at Kasserine in North Africa. The yank army has been thrashed wherever it shows its face in the last 50-odd years. That's why you have come to the decision to just bomb from ten thousand feet and let the allies do the dirty work, as in Afghanistan where the Northern Alliance and SAS took the fortified cave complexes while the yanks skulked in their base. And you shouldn't believe all this stuff Bush and Blair come out with about being friends and allies, I was at work on September 11th and when we heard what had happened we all laughed our heads off.
 
2002-02-18 03:27:36 PM  
MayoBoy-
Gibraltar is a British Territory, which really peeves the Spaniards who want it back. That conflict is what gives this snafu its comic edge...

Make fun of the Royal Marines if you must, but they are HARD AS NAILS. Their boot camp is 30 weeks (twice as long) as US Marines and much more selective. They can't help it if they don't get oodles of funding like their American counterparts. If you've been reading the news lately, they blew away a group of Talib recently when fired upon as peacekeepers in Kabul. They've been deployed abroad every year since WWII except 1968.
 
2002-02-18 03:29:39 PM  
Is it just me or is Roosterbooster just a big cock?
 
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2002-02-18 03:43:37 PM  
England surrenders.
 
2002-02-18 03:44:59 PM  
american soldiers are in general total poofters. friends in the canadian army reserve laugh at how they(us soldiers) complain their asses off when the northen winter gets too cold for them during training exercise. only the very few, hardcore and elite can compare to spetznas, sas, gign, and yes, even royal marines, amongst others. i know i know, you guys got all these nice little toys and bombs that go b00m but that is not enuogh to win a war, you need soldiers willing to walk to hell and back in order to get what they were sent for. yanks got tired of basic training being so "hard" and so "rough" they instituted BREAKS!!! THE US ARMY HAS RECESS WHILE TRAINING IT'S NEW RECRUITS FFS!! there is a damning indictment if any1 is looking for one.

now i'm not saying you guys don't have badass mofos who'd scare (and probably be able to kill) anyone in the world, you just don't have enough of them to compensate for the poor quality of the rest of your troops.
 
2002-02-18 03:50:11 PM  
Klingon: No, it's not you. FARK gets so many anti-American comments, it's fun to watch the reaction when we make fun of someone else's military for a change. Just proves that you don't have to be an American to have a "dumb redneck" mentality.
 
2002-02-18 04:01:11 PM  
A fair shout Glenlivid,but i think you'll find most men on earth like a good beer,tv and football,(soccer in your language).
Sorry about having to do the old my country vs your country routine but yanks saying us limeys are cowards can't go past without a reponse - i mean you don't end up ruling half the planet for 300 years by being cowards !

PS:nice beard and pony tail....
 
2002-02-18 04:11:20 PM  
Roosterbooster: "Whenever any country other than the US is mentioned on this site it gets a load of shiat from fat, stupid, cowardly yanks. No wonder everybody loves them so much people queue up to fly planes into their buildings."

"I was at work on September 11th and when we heard what had happened we all laughed our heads off."


Well...nuff said. I thought Americans could be uneducated, deplorable examples of human waste, but you put even the dumbest American Farker to shame.

Note: just because you've seen examples of American flaming is no reason to run headlong into shallow end of the gene-pool.
 
2002-02-18 04:31:39 PM  
The thing most people fail to realize on some of these threads is that people tend to joke a lot. This article was a funny one so why not make fun of it? No one was hurt in the making of this news!

However, People flying planes into buildings and killing thousaunds is hardly funny.

see the difference?


We (US and Britain) are allies, lets try to act like it. Although we may not back every foreign policy, we are both humane nations and predominantly "good natured".
 
2002-02-18 04:34:39 PM  
Well said, Matzug. Only a worthless boil on the rear end of humanity would even claim to have laughed at those attacks. Completely uncalled for, and I don't care what nation you're from.
 
2002-02-18 04:58:07 PM  
DogsBollox i mean you don't end up ruling half the planet for 300 years by being cowards !

You're right. Now, while the US is doing that go get me one of those butter and mayo sandwiches you wankers enjoy so much. Biatch.
 
2002-02-18 04:59:54 PM  
SPAIN SURRENDERS!
 
2002-02-18 05:09:22 PM  
I forgot to say - thanks a lot for saving our asses in ww2 by sending troops to Britain in 1942, only two years after we faced invasion. Not that they would have been any good anyway, read up on what happened when the US army met the German army for the first time at Kasserine in North Africa. The yank army has been thrashed wherever it shows its face in the last 50-odd years.

Well Rooosterbooster, perhaps you should do some reading on WW2. Who are your idols? The Brits? But Britain only had a single victory against the Germans without American support. That was El Alamein, and even then, much of the fighting was carried out by Dominion troops. They'd lost every battle up till then, and after that, every time that Britain was on the winning end of a battle, it was with American assistance. When they didn't have that and met the Germans on equal terms, they lost every time, or at the very least just dug in and stalemated.
 
2002-02-18 05:11:18 PM  
Yea...the royal marines a farkin badass. They will destroy ANYONE! provided they actaully make it to the right place...

If all the other special forces of the world are so great...why does everyone call on the US for help?

You farking pasty rotten tooth bastards amaze me.

Mulletron - "i know i know, you guys got all these nice little toys and bombs that go b00m but that is not enuogh to win a war, you need soldiers willing to walk to hell and back in order to get what they were sent for."

Uh....no....we perfer to level entire cities....thats a proven way of ending wars. Just ask the Japs...or the Germans who shiat on them selves when they heard about it.
 
2002-02-18 05:14:53 PM  
Uh....no....we perfer to level entire cities....thats a proven way of ending wars. Just ask the Japs...or the Germans who shiat on them selves when they heard about it.

Ummm...Germany surrendered a couple of months before the first atom bomb was dropped on Japan.
 
2002-02-18 05:23:22 PM  
Mr_Apostrophe:

That's funny. It reminds me of this scene from Animal House.
 
2002-02-18 05:24:42 PM  
I was thinking the same thing, Cape.
 
2002-02-18 05:46:59 PM  
Problem with the Brits and Canadians is that they want to be Americans.... but they have to be manly and won't admit that they are both living in near 3rd world country conditions and receive large sums of cash from ??? America.
 
2002-02-18 05:56:13 PM  
Yeah ,well said Matzug.
Why do so many people on Fark generalise so much and get their facts soooo wrong...1)in all my years, i've not known anyone who eats butter and mayo' sandwiches.
2)errr... Battle of Britain,Apostrophe?
3) it was a combination of US and UK ,(and other allies),forces and minds, that won the 2 world wars and neither nation would of won without each other.(If you believe different,think how close the US came to having no navy what-so-ever after Pearl Harbour.)
 
2002-02-18 06:11:13 PM  
I wouldn't classify the Battle of Britain as a victory, since it didn't really do much other than stave off a half-baked and unworkable invasion plan that would have never gone ahead anyway. It did buy Britain some time and was probably valuable as a morale booster though.
 
2002-02-18 06:18:09 PM  
Fact is, if this would have happened to the American marines, we'd all be laughing just as hard as that!
 
2002-02-18 06:23:10 PM  
The story also reminds me of an incident with our Aussie SAS a few years back. They were doing an exercise in Bass Strait based on the story that terrorists had boarded an oil rig and were threatening to blow it up. So they had some of their guys dressed up as terrorists to act the part and so on.

The SAS raiders climb up the rig in the dead of night. The 'terrorists' don't hear them. So all these tooled up warriors are silently creeping through the oil rig. They find the 'terrorists", capture them with extreme violence and begin to beat them up and threaten them with guns, demanding to know where the 'bomb' is. The terrorists won't talk and deny all knowledge, so the intimidation gets worse.

Until somebody figures out that in the dark, they got the wrong oil rig....
 
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