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Monday, March 21, 2011
Operation Blow Shit Up
One of the many ways in which modern warfare has been sanitized for a public that has less direct experience with the military is the euphimistic, pleasant-sounding names for operations. In contrast to "Operation Oddessy Dawn", which sounds either like a secret project in the next installment of the Metal Gear Solid series, or a romantic comedy starring Julie Delpy, here are the names of some WWII operations:
Posted by Nick Beaudrot at 3/21/2011 09:08:00 AM
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Perhaps the Pentagon used up all the good names?
I can't find the quote (so it may be apocryphal) but I believe Winston Churchill said that he didn't want to tell any grieving mother that she lost their son in Operation Fluffy Bunny.
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