I Love the Smell of Dead Boko Haram in the Morning

Your morning cup of joe:

In a statement issued on Thursday, Colonel Mohammed Dole of the Nigerian army said the troops of 195 Battalion in Damboa "successfully repelled planned Boko Haram terrorists’ attack" on residents and a military camp in Damboa, in Borno state.

"In the early hours (0100 hours) of Thursday 9 January 2014, the insurgents attempted to attack Damboa to cause havoc and mayhem.

"But due to timely information and gallantry displayed by the troops, the attack was repelled and inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists," Dole said.

While 38 fighters died, others fled with "various degrees of injuries", he said.

Yeah, this is Nigeria so take military reports with more than a pinch of salt. The same guy says they're "winning" against Boko Haram, whatever that means.

But if Red Dawn taught me anything it was even exaggerated body counts start with at least one dead. So, even if just one Boko Haram guy is dead it's a good way to start the day.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:11 AM


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One of the really traumatic moments in my somewhat short infantry career was the realization about how damn hard it is to kill them all. I mean, a good infantryman can kill those who would oppose him in bunches, even in big bunches, but all, damn that hard. I just hope that somewhere in their training our infantry rub up against some dinosaur sergeant who sets them straight so that they don't get too depressed when they see all those assholes and elbows heading for the exits.

Well, except for Neanderthals. We do seem to have gotten all of them.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 10, 2014 11:37 AM

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