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The Mongols Are Back…

..In Iraq. After only 745 years. As the Guardian reveals, they have a rather refreshing view of today’s military food:

“Food in the “chow hall” of the division’s headquarters, in a large camp by the ruins of Babylon on the banks of the river Euphrates, is a little too heavy on vegetables and salad for the Mongolian troops.

“It is mostly American and European food. It is not too bad but we like a little more meat,” said the captain. Rations of dried beef strips have been sent out, along with portions of dried milk.

“Everybody loves those,” said Captain Sukhbaator Togtmol, 28, a medic with the unit.””

Who needs Atkins when you’ve got Genghis Khan?


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