Pentagon Shocked By Wave Of ‘Knockout Game’ Attacks


From the Duffel Blog, via our friends at Op-For.

Admit it, you have fantasized about just such a game if you have spent any time at all with senior Officers or Staff NCOs who talk to you as if you would starve for your own imbecility were it not for their wisdom and constant micromanagement.   I mean, after 28 years commissioned service, my list is probably a page and a half long at this point.

According to Pentagon chief historian Dr. Erin Mahan, speaking from behind a locked door, knockout attacks can be traced back to the late nineties, when Marine generals Charles Krulak and Anthony Zinni used to greet each other by punching each other as hard as they could in the face.

Good satire has more than a whiff of reality.

 

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5 responses to “Pentagon Shocked By Wave Of ‘Knockout Game’ Attacks

  1. Sean

    I used to fantasize about punching out the civilian nuke engineer that was my primary trainer during Prototype….we had a small desk in the control room that I stood behind during training sessions where he would rant and rave at my general stupidity and anything specifically stupid that I might have done that watch…

    Everyone else in the training shift stood watch with this asshole and all hated him but for whatever reason I drew the lion’s share of watches with this clown. I figured if I grabbed the edge of the small desk with my left hand and reared back….I could get enough leverage to punch the lights out of him with my right hand. With luck I could knock him into the reactor control panel !!

    Luckily I never followed through with my plan but it did provide a fun diversion to think about.

    That was three decades ago and I still want to hit this guy!!

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  2. timactual

    “Marine generals Charles Krulak and Anthony Zinni used to greet each other by punching each other as hard as they could in the face.”

    Seems kind of pointless to me-irresistible force vs. immovable object.

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