Skip to comments.Army orders ‘hot pink’ burqas for Afghanistan
Posted on 06/14/2012 1:03:12 PM PDT by kingattax
U.S. forces in Afghanistan are working hard to train the countrys national police force and other folks as part of the administrations plan to withdraw combat forces by the end of 2014.
Theres obviously a concern that not enough security folks will be adequately trained by the time U.S. and allied forces withdraw. But maybe theyll at least look snappy.
Our colleague Walter Pincus spotted an Army solicitation posted June 1 for some Afghan police and army uniforms and womens clothing in a variety of sizes and colors including 100 womens burqas that cover all, including the eyes in a number of colors, including hot pink, purple and gold as well as 100 head scarves.
The clothing, to be delivered to Fort Drum, N.Y., by June 20, lists 200 Afghan National Police Uniforms including jackets, trousers and hats, with appropriate hat insignias and jacket insignias that have the Afghan flag on the right sleeve and the police emblem on the left.
The solicitation includes 200 New Afghanistan National Army uniforms with appropriate insignias and 300 turbans in assorted colors: green, grey, white, black, tan and brown.
And there are also 250 Afghan Style Payraan Tumbaan, or shirts and slacks, with cloth belts that will adjust the pants to the desired waist size, along with 250 maroon berets.
Hot pink burqas? To drive the Taliban wild?
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Afghan Army has some Corporal Klingers?
Why am I being charged for hot pink and purple burkas? I’m freakin’ tired of footing the bill for all the gimmes around the world.
All the women folk will be locked back in the huts 5 minutes after our troops leave. No need for all this window dressing.
Most likely the real reason for these purchases are for the character actors who portray locals during MOUT training. They need to look correct if you want the training to be realistic.
Nothing says: "Hey Taliban, look at me! I'm an American collaborator!" Like a hot-pink burkha.
Well, that’ll help get a good sight picture. (dumb!)
It would be better than hot pink. But this is an insult to the women we are asking to serve - protect the local population from the throwback thugs while obeying their insane edicts on fashion and oppression.
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