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(Yahoo)   Indulging in a self-created fantasy world of booze, pain pills and sex may be fine if you are a CEO in New York, but it is frowned down on if you are a Green Beret Major in Afghanistan   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 83
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2014-06-25 02:42:24 PM
The Hunter S. Thompson Special Forces?
 
2014-06-25 03:47:56 PM
How romantic.
 
2014-06-25 03:49:37 PM
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2014-06-25 03:50:49 PM
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The whores . . . the whores . . .
 
2014-06-25 03:50:59 PM
Was that wrong?  Should he not have done that?

/probably seemed like a good idea at the time
 
2014-06-25 03:51:47 PM
Speak for yourself!
 
2014-06-25 03:51:52 PM
So it's basically Colonel Kurtz, except Dennis Hopper is a chick.

Got it.
 
2014-06-25 03:52:02 PM
I believe this story...because Special Forces does a lot of diplomatic and assistance missions in combat zone areas.

Of course...this is just like the 80's TV show Major Dad...except w more bloodshed
 
2014-06-25 03:53:06 PM
Hell, if he accomplished all that where other forces failed, give that man a hefty pension, some hookers and blow and a cookie!
 
2014-06-25 03:55:25 PM
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MFAWG: So it's basically Colonel Kurtz, except Dennis Hopper is a chick.

Got it.


Depends on your definition of 'chick.'
 
2014-06-25 03:56:04 PM

kling_klang_bed: Hell, if he accomplished all that where other forces failed, give that man a hefty pension, some hookers and blow and a cookie!


Hookers that are worth $1000, not ones that will charge a $1000.
 
2014-06-25 03:56:56 PM

FloridaFarkTag: I believe this story...because Special Forces does a lot of diplomatic and assistance missions in combat zone areas.

Of course...this is just like the 80's TV show Major Dad...except w more bloodshed


It's more like Apocalypse Now, but a MASH subplot.

And I'm guessing she has the screenplay and novelization ready to go.
 
2014-06-25 03:57:17 PM
So you're telling me he was on Secondlife?
 
2014-06-25 03:57:27 PM
Article says he kicked butt and did a tremendous job. Didn't say much bad but for him marrying that chick.
 
2014-06-25 03:58:08 PM
What someone does on their own time is their own business. All drug tests should be verbal. And without any prior charges someones word should be gold.


besides technically neither sex pain pills nor booze are illegal.
 
2014-06-25 03:58:21 PM
Ballad of the Green Berets

http://youtu.be/m5WJJVSE_BE
 
2014-06-25 03:58:59 PM

StrikitRich: MFAWG: So it's basically Colonel Kurtz, except Dennis Hopper is a chick.

Got it.

Depends on your definition of 'chick.'


GAH! The picture I saw last night had her in a headscarf and from a distance.
 
2014-06-25 03:59:05 PM
Why us it conservatives get mad when people in government act like people in business?

/We should give this guy a $10 million severance pay and hire him back at $20 million as a consultant.
 
2014-06-25 03:59:09 PM
Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.
 
2014-06-25 04:02:28 PM
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2014-06-25 04:02:34 PM

georgeyporgey: kling_klang_bed: Hell, if he accomplished all that where other forces failed, give that man a hefty pension, some hookers and blow and a cookie!

Hookers that are worth $1000, not ones that will charge a $1000.


Or 1000 $1 hookers. Whichever he damn well wants.
 
2014-06-25 04:03:57 PM
We down to 299 now?
 
2014-06-25 04:04:17 PM

Beatrix4: Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.


Kind of agree here.

"Oh hey, let me leave my 4 kids to run off to Afghanistan for 4 months to have sex in the mountains with this green beret I met. That totally sounds like a responsible thing to do."

Frankly they sound like a couple of douche bags.
 
2014-06-25 04:05:08 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: What someone does on their own time is their own business. All drug tests should be verbal. And without any prior charges someones word should be gold.


besides technically neither

sex pain pills nor booze are illegal.

These are a thing, now?

ah, the miracles of medical science...
 
2014-06-25 04:05:19 PM

georgeyporgey: kling_klang_bed: Hell, if he accomplished all that where other forces failed, give that man a hefty pension, some hookers and blow and a cookie!

Hookers that are worth $1000, not ones that will charge a $1000.


No such thing as a 1000$ whore no matter what they try to tell you.
 
2014-06-25 04:06:04 PM
So did they have to put a PBR on wheels to go after him?

Still messed up what they did to their families though, wonder if she will stick with him now that they are stateside and he has a bunch of injuries and PTSD.
 
2014-06-25 04:06:43 PM
So then, one more reason Afghanistan is NOT the new Vietnam.

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2014-06-25 04:06:57 PM

TwistedFark: Beatrix4: Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.

Kind of agree here.

"Oh hey, let me leave my 4 kids to run off to Afghanistan for 4 months to have sex in the mountains with this green beret I met. That totally sounds like a responsible thing to do."

Frankly they sound like a couple of douche bags.


That. And I suspect the 'But he was kicking ass' is more mythology than anything. They didn't bust him 2 grades because he was banging some chick.
 
2014-06-25 04:15:48 PM

ZMugg: teenage mutant ninja rapist: What someone does on their own time is their own business. All drug tests should be verbal. And without any prior charges someones word should be gold.


besides technically neither sex pain pills nor booze are illegal.

These are a thing, now?

ah, the miracles of medical science...


Tell me something, do you normally come to fark for the spelling and grammar?
 
2014-06-25 04:16:35 PM

toraque: [www.squidmobile.com image 350x197]
The whores . . . the whores . . .


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2014-06-25 04:16:37 PM
How the hell can we read the article with that disgusting Jabba the Hut gif going on in the margin?
 
2014-06-25 04:16:46 PM
Conduct endorsed by Gen. Petraeus. Rich.
 
2014-06-25 04:16:57 PM

MFAWG: TwistedFark: Beatrix4: Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.

Kind of agree here.

"Oh hey, let me leave my 4 kids to run off to Afghanistan for 4 months to have sex in the mountains with this green beret I met. That totally sounds like a responsible thing to do."

Frankly they sound like a couple of douche bags.

That. And I suspect the 'But he was kicking ass' is more mythology than anything. They didn't bust him 2 grades because he was banging some chick.


Probably had something to do with giving a civilian a gun and taking her into combat.
 
2014-06-25 04:18:07 PM

kling_klang_bed: Hell, if he accomplished all that where other forces failed, give that man a hefty pension, some hookers and blow and a cookie!


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I LOVE COOKIE
 
2014-06-25 04:18:55 PM
Meh let him continue his badassery, is the chuck a intelligence liability?
if no, let keep the majors brass balls pokished
 
2014-06-25 04:19:13 PM

MFAWG: TwistedFark: Beatrix4: Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.

Kind of agree here.

"Oh hey, let me leave my 4 kids to run off to Afghanistan for 4 months to have sex in the mountains with this green beret I met. That totally sounds like a responsible thing to do."

Frankly they sound like a couple of douche bags.

That. And I suspect the 'But he was kicking ass' is more mythology than anything. They didn't bust him 2 grades because he was banging some chick.


But they might have if a) he was married to someone else, and b) said chick was a reporter.  The military still frowns on adultery officially...but I'd bet it was the drugs that did him in.

FTA:  "Gant also had won over three Pashtun tribes with substantial influence throughout Kunar province."

Reminds of Lincoln's line when people told him Grant was a drunkard:  "Find out what he drinks and send a barrel to all my other generals."
 
2014-06-25 04:21:08 PM

stevetherobot: MFAWG: TwistedFark: Beatrix4: Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.

Kind of agree here.

"Oh hey, let me leave my 4 kids to run off to Afghanistan for 4 months to have sex in the mountains with this green beret I met. That totally sounds like a responsible thing to do."

Frankly they sound like a couple of douche bags.

That. And I suspect the 'But he was kicking ass' is more mythology than anything. They didn't bust him 2 grades because he was banging some chick.

Probably had something to do with giving a civilian a gun and taking her into combat.


That's actually exactly what Green Berets do. But they usually aren't reporters from WaPo. So point taken.
 
2014-06-25 04:23:02 PM

MFAWG: So it's basically Colonel Kurtz, except Dennis Hopper is a chick.

Got it.


Bingo.   In the headline I submitted I accused this guy of going "full kurtz"  But apparently, unlike my decrepit ass,  the Admins were born after 1980 ...

and what's with all this "relieved of command " crap?   Why didn't they just send an errand boy to collect a bill?
 
2014-06-25 04:24:01 PM

TwistedFark: Beatrix4: Each was married w/4 kids and a marriage on the ropes back home?
I'm just as romantic and impulsive as the next woman....but come on....disgusted now...don't give a fark what they accomplished...fark them and their book.

Kind of agree here.

"Oh hey, let me leave my 4 kids to run off to Afghanistan for 4 months to have sex in the mountains with this green beret I met. That totally sounds like a responsible thing to do."

Frankly they sound like a couple of douche bags.



Yes, this is the part  you should focus on, and not the part about this guy actually making progress in a war zone. Who are the douche bags?
God Bless America!
 
2014-06-25 04:24:28 PM
MFAWG:That. And I suspect the 'But he was kicking ass' is more mythology than anything. They didn't bust him 2 grades because he was banging some chick.

Yeah he just has really good PR. This is unverifiable fluff to sell her new book.

FTA:   "traumatic brain injury from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan and the PTSD that makes him flinch noticeably at the sound of any bang"

And: "Gant asked her to marry him within a few days of meeting each other in 2010."

WTF. Married with kids and you are jumping ship within a week?!

I also didn't realize 703 Silver Stars have been given out since 2001.
 
2014-06-25 04:25:21 PM
 Petraeus knows something about banging writers.
 
2014-06-25 04:25:24 PM

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It's frowned down upon.

Down upon.
 
2014-06-25 04:25:50 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: ZMugg: teenage mutant ninja rapist: What someone does on their own time is their own business. All drug tests should be verbal. And without any prior charges someones word should be gold.


besides technically neither sex pain pills nor booze are illegal.

These are a thing, now?

ah, the miracles of medical science...

Tell me something, do you normally come to fark for the spelling and grammar?


Yes.
I find the lack of those things to be highly amusing.
 
2014-06-25 04:25:53 PM

toraque: [www.squidmobile.com image 350x197]
The whores . . . the whores . . .


i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-06-25 04:26:50 PM
;^)
 
2014-06-25 04:28:16 PM
From the end of the FA:

Gant taught Tyson how to fire all of the weapons used by Special Forces and kept a spare pistol in his guntruck in case null

Guess they had to censor the last bit out.
 
2014-06-25 04:28:58 PM

kling_klang_bed: georgeyporgey: kling_klang_bed: Hell, if he accomplished all that where other forces failed, give that man a hefty pension, some hookers and blow and a cookie!

Hookers that are worth $1000, not ones that will charge a $1000.

Or 1000 $1 hookers. Whichever he damn well wants.


maybe he can get an assortment e.g., 1x$500, 1x250,1x$100,2x$50,5x$5,25x$1  =35 hookers...
 
2014-06-25 04:32:31 PM
Don't know anything about the military end of s.o.p....just grossed out by the lack of forethought and planning that went into this ordeal...if he cared so little about being an accomplished green beret and his kids to risk it over a piece of "meh" reporter tail...then leave room for some other soldier to step into his shoes..hes expendable and old news.
 
2014-06-25 04:33:41 PM
No one has mentioned the opening scenes of "Three Kings"?
 
2014-06-25 04:34:26 PM

DaMoGan: From the end of the FA:

Gant taught Tyson how to fire all of the weapons used by Special Forces and kept a spare pistol in his guntruck in case null

Guess they had to censor the last bit out.


I thought I was the only one that saw that.  confused.
 
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