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Animal Warfare: Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?
Foxnews ^ | 7/27/10 | LiveScience

Posted on 07/27/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT by Cheesel

A bizarre report of Taliban insurgents training monkeys and baboons to shoot at U.S. and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan seems unrealistic at best, according to an expert.

The story that appeared this month in the Chinese People's Daily suggested that insurgents used a reward-and-punishment system to train macaques and baboons to target soldiers wearing U.S. military uniforms. The Taliban supposedly "taught monkeys how to use the Kalashnikov, Bren light machine gun and trench mortars," the People's Daily wrote.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; animals; apes; baboon; gorillawarfare; gwot; macaca; macaque; monkeys; primates; taliban
It's gorilla guerilla warfare!

Wouldn't humans all look alike to monkeys?

1 posted on 07/27/2010 1:05:05 PM PDT by Cheesel
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To: Cheesel

Someone trained one to eat ice cream cones


2 posted on 07/27/2010 1:07:41 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Cheesel

**Wouldn’t all humans look alike?**

Wear Old Spice - that should confuse them!!!!


3 posted on 07/27/2010 1:08:08 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Cheesel

Send them to S. Central LA or Detroit.


4 posted on 07/27/2010 1:08:32 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Cheesel

When will Peta get involved? They wouldn’t want monkeys using guns.


5 posted on 07/27/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Cheesel
Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?

Yes...but not very well. And PETA will definitely be all over them./s

6 posted on 07/27/2010 1:09:30 PM PDT by downtownconservative
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To: Cheesel

Do they shoot before or after they write the collected works of Shakespeare?


7 posted on 07/27/2010 1:10:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Cheesel

Duh. Silly question, really...


8 posted on 07/27/2010 1:11:22 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Cheesel

i have always assumed they were trained monkeys anyway.


9 posted on 07/27/2010 1:11:52 PM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: al baby

Some jokes just write themselves.


10 posted on 07/27/2010 1:11:58 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Cheesel

Just put plastic explosives in their food.


11 posted on 07/27/2010 1:12:02 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Cheesel

“Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!”


12 posted on 07/27/2010 1:12:05 PM PDT by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Cheesel

13 posted on 07/27/2010 1:12:05 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Cheesel

14 posted on 07/27/2010 1:13:43 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Cheesel
Animal Warfare: Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?

They trained muslims to wear explosives, didn't they??

15 posted on 07/27/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Cheesel
"Warfare: Could the Taliban Train Monkeys to Shoot?,"

After careful research and consideration, the answer is:

reid gun
YES!

16 posted on 07/27/2010 1:15:06 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Cheesel
Let 'em - Obama already has a contingency plan in place for our soldiers if they do...


17 posted on 07/27/2010 1:16:42 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: freedomlover

Brilliant!


18 posted on 07/27/2010 1:17:51 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Cheesel

If they made grenades that looked like monkey poop our troops would be in trouble.


19 posted on 07/27/2010 1:18:05 PM PDT by lakeman (,)
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To: Cheesel

Not that far-fetched —

I had a Drill Sergeant that repeatedly remarked that he could train a monkey to shoot - better than I could, anyway... ;)


20 posted on 07/27/2010 1:20:20 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Cheesel; Slings and Arrows

Careful, Taliban. It may be easiter convince the monkeys to give up jihad.

And beware of our sharks armed with lasers.


21 posted on 07/27/2010 1:26:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Cheesel

22 posted on 07/27/2010 1:31:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Cheesel

23 posted on 07/27/2010 1:34:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cheesel

I would have sworn that the taliban WAS a bunch of monkeys who knew how to shoot. Talk about a revelation.


24 posted on 07/27/2010 1:49:49 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Cheesel

Haven’t you seen pictures of these “guys?”


25 posted on 07/27/2010 1:54:29 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Cheesel

Why not? They wear the same Genes.


26 posted on 07/27/2010 2:08:27 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: a fool in paradise

Why not? The Las Vegas PD did.


27 posted on 07/27/2010 2:13:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Cheesel

They are just trying to cover up that they smell like animals.


28 posted on 07/27/2010 2:14:43 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Cheesel

Doesn’t a teacher have to be smarter than the student?


29 posted on 07/27/2010 3:08:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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