In Apparent Supply Order Mix-Up, Air Force Gives AIDS To Afghan Village
KANDAHAR — In an apparent mix-up over a resupply order of humanitarian aid to Afghan villagers, an Air Force crew recently dropped AIDS-stricken laboratory monkeys into the wartorn nation.
The air drop -- meant to bring goodwill to the Afghan people -- instead brought widespread disaster to the Panjwai district, where hundreds of villagers have since contracted the disease.
The incident brings another black eye on International Assistance forces in the midst of other scandals.
"We sent a message over the SIPRnet to request some further supplies of humanitarian stuff -- blankets, pencils and books for the kids, that sort of thing," said Lieutenant Colonel Martin Stringer. "But since we send these requests all the time, we just sent a shorter message with the location."
The request to supply headquarters read: AIRDROP AIDS // OPERATION VIRAL GOODWILL // LOCATION GRID 82988923.
"Specialist Jones sent the message and apparently he isn't the best typist. Who knew an extra letter could be so ser…
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