Happy New Year. Charlie Company appears to have had quite the party. From Britain’s Sun:
Our Boys Blitz Taliban Bash
BRITISH commandos launched a devastating blitz on the Taliban – as the evil terrorists held a party to celebrate Benazir Bhutto’s murder.
The dawn raid was staged after messages were intercepted about the sick knees-up in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
Royal Marines crept into position as the fanatics partied the night away just hours after Ms Bhutto was killed in Pakistan…
Two bloodthirsty revellers trying to creep towards Our Boys in a trench were spotted by thermal-imaging equipment – and targeted with a Javelin heat-seeking missile.
The £65,000 rocket – designed to stop Soviet tanks – locked on to their body heat and tore more than a kilometer across the desert in seconds.
Troop Sergeant Dominic Conway, 32 – who directed mortar rounds – grinned: “It must have had quite a detrimental effect on their morale.”
My wish for the New Year is to see the headline “Our Boys Blitz Taliban Bash” in The New York Times.
(*Third Post Of Hogmanay)
[UPDATE: Various Scots pedants, who if they were normal healthy well adjusted Scotsmen would be face down in a pool of their own vomit at this hour on New Year's Day, point out that yesterday was Hogmanay. In that case Happy First Hogtuesday After Hogmonday. Whatever gets you through the haggis.]