Friday, September 04, 2009
When Afghanistan Becomes Assghanistan
I can't imagine a more sudden and thrilling way to be awoken than by a flock of American F-18s. Like the ones that flew over my house yesterday.
Unless you're my old dog.
Or you live in Afghanistan.
Where the killing goes on and on. The President is stealing an election.
And at the American embassy in Kabul they're drinking vodka out of their ass cracks.
According to the Project on Government Oversight, the guards employed by ArmorGroup North America (a unit of contracting giant Wackenhut) worked in a "Lord of the Flies environment" where supervisors held weekly parties that included lots of homoerotic frat boy hazing sessions --including urinating on each other and drinking vodka poured off exposed rear ends.
When they're not running around at night dressed as mujahedin leaving the embassy helpless.
The dossier, seen by The Independent, tells how 18 guards, who are not trained for such missions, exposed the embassy to attack by taking weapons from its armoury. By removing night-vision goggles, they also left embassy staff "largely night-blind" in the event of an emergency, the reports adds.
What do they say about the blind leading the blind?
Afghanistan. Assghanistan. You keep hoping it's going to get better.
But you know it's going to get worse...