Saturday, June 23, 2007

D-ARMPIT for IED by Mr Tompang (Unwelcomed Guest Editor)

More and more American soldiers are dying in Iraq these days, prompting GW Bush to rethink his global strategies for world domination. This leads back to the American soldiers’ love for acronyms. It all started many years ago when watching Gomer Pyle USMC (That tells you how old I am). USMC means United States Marine Corp (or corpse).

IED was coined for Improvised Explosive Device by the US military. This sounds like somebody concocted something from his kitchen sink, as he was making curry puffs , they actually turned out to be an explosive device, perhaps too much curry. He then lays down these curry puffs by the road side and then KABOOOM!!! They explode! And next thing you know, its on CNN.

However in the last few weeks or so, you hear no more of IEDs. It’s now called Home Made Bomb (HMB) not to be confused with HMV your friendly local CD joint. I somehow doubt that these are really HMBs. The last I heard they were built with armour piercing elements and laser guided triggers.

So let’s call them for what they are D- ARMPIT for Device for American Reconnaissance Military Provocateur as Intentional Target. A mouthful of BS isn’t it… well I have nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon.

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Anonymous said...

Mr Tompang,

This is an enlightening piece of writing. A stark contrast to the academia stuff that u normally write abt. Dont stop.


Rodrigo said...

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Tabitha said...

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