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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

It's Started 

The Chron had an article about a soldier going on trial for fragging a couple of officers. For those of you not in the know, fragging means the not-officially-sanctioned killing of officers by enlisted men. It gained popularity in Vietnam where the men in the ranks didn't appreciate being led by incompetents who wouldn't learn. After some undefined period of time an officer who was viewed as more dangerous than the enemy was likely to be the recipient of a grenade in his tent or (oops!) shot during a fire fight. So in this weeks demonstration that the current upleasantness is at least as bad as Vietnam, the fragging has begun. The article states that the man had a vendetta against one of the officers he (allegedly) killed. Now maybe it's just a run of the mill homicide, but vendetta is an awfully broad word.

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