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August 24, 2003

No Ricin, Either. That Shit Is For Amateurs.

Oh dear. I absolutely hate wet work, but sometimes there's no escaping it.

Who was behind the infamous blog/email/usenet troll known as "The Complete Military History of France" ?

The so-called Complete Military History of France seems to have been first written by the bloggers from "Silflay Hraka" on 19th January 2003. Silflay Hraka is a North Carolina Site run by a trio with nicknames like Bigwig, Kehaar and Woundwort. Two of these bloggers seem to be tech/support staff at a local NC newspaper and UNC, the third is a professor at a local christian university in Elon North Carolina.

The appearance of this document on usenet did not happen until a Florida teacher, once a former US army officer, posted an abridged document on a website on February 6th 2003. The post was then copied and forwarded by someone named Rinaldi at Michigan University to seattle.politics. In the next number of days, the document was cross posted to hundreds of other usenet groups. Since then the document has been copied to hundreds of blogs.

The question none has bothered to ask, is where did this document really come from?

All of these bloggers reside in an area that is a short drive away from Fort Bragg, home of the 4th Psychological Unit, but that is probably only a coincidence...

Man, the Colonel is really going to be pissed.

Oh well. You all know the drill. I'll be taking termination scenarios through the end of the week. Simplicity is de rigueur, people! I don't want another screw-up like the "sure fire" heatwave that managed to kill damn near everyone other than De Villepin happening on my watch.

Here's a quick rule of thumb. If your scenario includes the phrases "atmospheric lasers" or "forced ionization of the heliopause", then you can goddamn well not bother wasting my time. Just go directly to the mess hall and report for duty there. Andy's still on KP for the rest of the month, I'm sure he'd appreciate the help.

Posted by Bigwig at August 24, 2003 10:43 PM | TrackBack
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L.M.A.O.

That is too classic. Oh those awful French-bashers...

Posted by: Kevin at August 24, 2003 11:06 PM

Honestly Bigwig, did you not read the quote on the page?
"When you insult the French people, simply because they are French, then it's a kind of racist campaign." - Jean-David Levitte, French Ambassador in Washington

You're a damn dirty racist!

Oh man, can't live with the French and you can certainly live without them

Posted by: Un Hombre at August 24, 2003 11:16 PM

Wow.

That's a screamer. It's nearly as funny and thoroughly wrong as Mac Diva calling you a recruiter for the Klan.

One nice thing about the web, is nobody knows you are a dog.

The other nice thing, is that almost everybody knows when you are a fucking insane paranoid delusional bastard.

That is definitely a Dale Gribbler, there. You know what I mean, "yew gotcher black yew-enn helicopters, an' yer new whirl order, an' yer Trilaterals..." and "so I dug this tunnel under yer house in case the feds come for me."

And by the way, I know a couple psyops guys. They would never have done this. They've been too busy this summer convincing the French that they're in the middle of a heat wave, when in reality there is nearly a foot of snow on the ground.

Posted by: Blackavar at August 25, 2003 12:20 PM

I respectfully request "no drinking while reading" warnings before certain posts are placed on this blog...

The pepsi spatter is a pain to get out of the keyboard..not to mention that projectile spraying, when done with ones nose is *very* uncomfortable.

That being said..I'm off to find some more tinfoil..

Posted by: Wendy at August 25, 2003 01:41 PM

Dammit, we just got the heat turned up another notch and you have to go public! Now we'll have to find another plan.

Very truly yours,
le pamplemousse

Posted by: Chuck at August 25, 2003 02:34 PM

Thus proving once again that not only is truth stranger than fiction, but the truth-seekers are stranger than some of the folks I've seen at WorldCons.

And I have seen some VERY strange forms of life at the WorldCons.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at August 25, 2003 06:43 PM

Well, at least somebody bothered to track it back. Sigh. I've got that post bookmarked so I can send back a "here's the original" when I get it e-mailed or find it on a blog with no attribution.

So now you are psyops, eh? I hope you are being paid accordingly! ;)

Posted by: Kathy K at August 25, 2003 08:36 PM
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