Well yank my doodle this is a real dandy, this is right up my street, for years I suffered listening to this kind of codswallop, while serving in the British Navy, it now appears the 2nd best navy in the world has its own titillating but confusing jargon.
I was quite relieved to discover that three inmates at Guantanamo had not committed suicide,
It seems that it was just a communications glitch by the US Navy. The three men apparently just simply committed an act of asymmetric warfare. Sadly and unexpectedly for the US Navy, it has proved to be every bit as lethal as suicide.
Who in the world would have guessed that?
The cause of death was by hanging, but should they have survived their act of self destruction, they would have choked anyway on the over blown stupid frippery of the Base Commander Rear Admiral Harry Harris ( bomb happy Harry).
"I believe this was not an act of desperation but an act of asymmetric warfare against us" he said.
That is probably why Harry is in the rear and only suitable for a desk shore job.
I have met many guys like Harry Whose incompetence was feared by all, like the Harry's of today.
Imagine Harry under pressure during war time on the bridge of a warship.
"There are enemy planes congregating in an asymmetric pattern with every intention of transporting themselves down towards us while simultaneously releasing powerful airborne explosives that have the power to completely annihilate this sh--....BOOM! Sorry Harry. We were just a bit too late to get your message.
Harry should carry a verbal Rosetta stone so to interpret the bullshite hieroglyphics of what he says. and he should be keel hauled or whatever they do these days.
Saying something is "asymmetric warfare" is bewilderingly inexplicable puzzling obtuse, it is mystically brilliant.
Harry highlights a growing extension by society including business, the military, politicians and the public into the web of nebulous speaking and writing.
It is a type of new speak. A language that defies interpretation.
It may have started with garbage men becoming sanitation engineers or stokers on ships being given the title of marine engineers.
But it is the military who embrace such obfuscation...(sorry) who embrace such confused language.
Only the military could provide so many euphemisms for"Kill" to avoid using the word its self.
Targets are never killed. They are taken out. They can be terminated with extreme prejudice.
Harry would have been proud of that one.