Top U.S. General Distances Himself From ‘Nuke Afghanistan From Orbit’ Comments Paul October 8, 2012 News 27 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The top U.S. General in Afghanistan has distanced himself from recent comments on the situation there, saying that “it was simply a bad joke that was not reflective of his overall view,” according to a written statement from International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) public affairs. Gen. John Allen, the commander of ISAF, was quoted last week by a reporter with Newsweek as saying, “We should just take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.” He went on to also offer a harsh rebuke of President Hamid Karzai, saying “we should just grease this rat-fuck son-of-a-bitch right now.” Believing that the remarks were off-the-record, he continued to talk of a different strategy for the war. “Okay. We have several thousand canisters of CN-20,” he said, pointing to a map of the suspected location of Haqqani network operatives. “I say we go back in there and nerve gas the whole fuckin’ nest.” After an aide cited the possibility of collateral damage and the strong probability that the Karzai government would disapprove, Allen then became frustrated, saying “That’s great, this is really fuckin’ great, man. Now, what the fuck are we supposed to do? We’re in some pretty shit now, man.” This isn’t the first time an officer has faced criticism for remarks to major news outlets. Gen. Stanley McCrystal was relieved of command after a Rolling Stone profile revealed controversial quotes, including him asking, “how do I get out of this chicken-shit outfit?” of one of his aides. His predecessor, Gen. David McKiernan, was also relieved after referring in public to the troop surge as “just another bug hunt.” One of the most embarrassing statements, however, came from Vice Admiral Bill Gortney, who briefed the Navy SEAL Team sent to rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from a group of Somali pirates in 2009. “It’s a rescue mission, you’ll love it,” he told them before going over plan details. “There’s some juicy pirates’ daughters we have to rescue from their virginity.” Allen’s comments received condemnation from the Obama administration, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “We certainly need to work with our Afghan partners and come up with a more tactful approach,” said Clinton to members of the media. She later remarked that U.S. forces need to be more productive in their application of force, using flame units only instead of rifles. “Oh, and no grenades,” she added. Although Allen backtracked from his “nuclear comments”, he did criticize the Secretary as “misguided and wrong on the rules of engagement.” “Hell why don’t you put her in charge?,” Allen mockingly asked, “What are we supposed to use now, harsh language?” Although the U.S. is not currently considering a nuclear strike of Afghanistan, defense officials in Israel are looking into a possibile first strike against Iran. “We definitely feel that if the regime continues to enrich uranium, we will be forced to nuke the site,” said Defense Minister Ehud Barak as he explained scenarios over a blueprint of the Iranian nuclear facility. “Unfortunately we cannot insert a team of soldiers into the area, because you can see that their target would be right under the primary heat exchangers.” Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/OO9Dp Martin K Andrew says: April 16, 2014 at 2:39 AM It isn’t just confined to Afghans. Jordanian soldiers like blow bobs from children and have been known to fuck the odd goat. Sam Cook says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I like the many, many references. Matthew Leon Willis says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Redditors need to be upvoting these articles. Alex Dillard Klaus says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Yes! oh god yes! Anders Ibsen says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Game over, man! Finley Teal says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM If only this were true…. Doc Bailey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM We’re in the Pipe, Five by Five. Doc Bailey says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM You want some of this? Oh you want some too? Fuck you! Arrrg! HICKS! FUCK YOU! AAAAHHHHHHHH! John Gleichweit says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Another glorious day in the Corps. Every meal a feast, every formation a parade. Justin E. Miller says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Seals are so lucky. They get to rescue daughters of pirates. Bob Cloninger says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I always suspect he has secret recordings and this is the real news disguised as satire… Douglas L. King II says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Honestly like no one has ever quoted a movie before? Someone who is frustrated and spouts something because of it is not a bad person or stupid. He is frustrated. Who can blame him. I have friends who have come back and said similar things. Taylor Crowe says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I see someone was watching Aliens recently. Walt Miller says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT. OMG That’s funny. One of my favorite movies. Michael De Nomie says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? Brett Weeks says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM He was obviously taken out of context. Jay Mondejar says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM I like this General Allen fellow. Jason Weiser says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM At least you don’t see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage. William Weaver says: December 15, 2013 at 6:21 PM My sides hurt… Bwahahahaha. KarlBergman says: November 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM having been there in theatre for over 3 yrs id say that all of this is true,, Crazy Cracker says: October 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM GAME OVER MAN! GAME OVER! Army Wife (P) says: October 9, 2012 at 2:40 AM Ripley? Joe every man says: October 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM Oh shit I can not stop laughing, this was awesome. Vlad says: October 8, 2012 at 11:01 AM And the forklift driving fobbit saves the day. Gonna drive a cargo loader full of dicks up the terrorist queens ass… Michael Young says: October 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM The problem here is that the Taliban has now got hold of those nifty pulse rifles that CZ has been flogging to the rebels in Grozny. They fire 10mm, explosive-tip, caseless standard light armor-piercing rounds, which is not happy news. We should keep some of those handy, you know, for close encounters.