"Military Intelligencia"

2006
Jul
30

This may be my most controversial post ever. I thought long and hard before weblishing it, and ultimately decided it was something that needs to be shown, besides, everybody knows you can’t build an audience for a blog by being nice.

Anybody who was shocked that American soldiers could be capable of committing acts considered torture must have been unaware of one of the longest-running examples of the Military in pop culture, “Beetle Bailey”. The character of Sgt. Snorkel has always been prone to practicing a regrettably extreme level of coropral punishment on Private Bailey. Of course, most of us have simply assumed that Sarge was a bad apple, acting outside the norm of military standards. Incredibly, the Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 “Beetle Bailey” comic demonstrates otherwise:

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What exactly are they teaching in “Sergeant’s Training?”

The policy of King Features Syndicate is to do everything possible to prevent on-line viewers from copying their content. (But I did. Neener, neener.) While that is not totally unreasonable for Copyright purposes (only partially unreasonable), the public need to bring this shocking information to light certainly outweighs KFS’s interests. What the heck, it outweighs Sgt. Snorkel! Any attempts at “cease and desist” orders will be responded to by extreme measures. I’ll submit it to BoingBoing, which has a truckload more readers than this puny blog.

1 Comment (so far) about

"Military Intelligencia"

  1. Skrik Says:

    This was an isolated perpetrated by one bad apple, who by his own admission is in need of retraining, and is not representative of the US Army as a whole, nor of US government policy.

    I think you knew that.

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