I am leaving tommorrow for Anhui province on a 3 day expedition with the other FT’s. I can’t remember exactly where in Anhui I am going, but it being paid for by NNU, which is alright by me.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I was surfing around the various CCTV channels last night and three stations in a row, THREE, had ads for ‘turn-your-skin-white’ products. Last I looked, the current rage among fair skinned persons seems to be turning their skin a nice orange colour by paying to have it pounded with ultra-violet rays. Just a little cultural observation/comment.
Ok, that was my lame attempt at adding content to my posts…but honestly, all I really want to do is continue chronicling the “Struggle”.
At approximately 0630 hrs the Ministry of Defense received reliable information that a large Charlie Romeo (CckRch) was in the vicinity of the Kit Chen Mountains in Central RoB. While the first delivery of special weapons is not expected till later this afternoon, it was decided by top officials to engage this target of opportunity using avaliable forces.
“We decided to dispatch the King’s Light Foot Regiment (Mechanized) as they recently converted to the new Salomon Fighting Vehicle”. Major Johnston of the Briangle was quoted earlier today. “This was an excellent opportunity to test out our new hardware”.
“I am very pleased with the performance of the Salomon” said Captain Al Fredricks of 3rd Battalion, Kings Foot. Romeo definetly carries more armour than we origninally predicted, and their speed is impressive, especially when we flipped on our floodlights, but when we had the full weight of the Regiment behind us, it really wasn’t much of a contest. People protested the purchase of the Salomons, but they have definetly pulled their weight”.
“I’ve shot my share of mosquitos back on the farm” said Private Clay Bigspy, 20 “but I’ve never seen anything come apart like that! We must have hit a fuel tank or some ammunition or something, because the thing just exploded, pieces everywhere!. I had no idea it would be such a *censored* rush!” Oh Romeo, where art’ thou? appears to have become the unofficial rally cry of the armed forces.
While many of the troops share Pvt. Bigspy’s sentiments, others are not so enthusiastic. “When you kill a living creature, you lose something which you can’t get back” said Warrant Officer 2nd Class Todd Todster. “I hate it, but I’m out here in the hope that my little boy will never have to see what I see”.
The World opinion appears to be divided on the hard handed approach being taken by the government of RoB. While one major world power has pledged full support, others are upset with the RoB’s unilateral action which is seen as very cowboyish and might possibly destabilize the world economy. In other news, parlimentary delibrations continue over the creation of autonomous regions within the RoB and the the recently formed “Friends of Archy” anti-war movement is gaining momentum, especially among the younger generations.
Anyways, I’ll try to get some more posts in, but there might not be anything until Sunday night.