Saturday, June 23, 2007

That's A Knife

See, this is why I have a nationwide crush on Australia. From the BBC:

Iranian naval forces in the Gulf tried to capture an Australian Navy
boarding team but were vigorously repelled, the BBC has learned.

The incident took place before Iran successfully seized 15 British
sailors and Marines in March.

It turns out that Iranian forces made an earlier concerted attempt to
seize a boarding party from the Royal Australian Navy.

The Australians, though, to quote one military source, "were having
none of it".

The BBC has been told the Australians re-boarded the vessel they had
just searched, aimed their machine guns at the approaching Iranians and warned
them to back off, using what was said to be "highly colourful language".


Who wouldn't pay large gobs of American money to see a YouTube video of this? I want to know what the "highly colourful language" entailed. It might serve useful when dealing with the reception site manager who yesterday said the following: "Yeah, booster seats... we really should have those, shouldn't we? But we don't."

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6 comments:

Monica said...

Love the Crocodile Dundee reference!!!!!

classickelly21 said...

I bet the Aussies don't let the discovery channel do specials giving away all thier military secrets either.

And of course their language is colorful, it was spoken with an accent. Accents can make even the dullest words colorful.

Anonymous said...

I can hazard a guess as to the content of the "highly colourful" language - and while I have to admit the spectacle of my countrymen in full and splendid auto-rant repelling would-be captors is something that electrifies the imagination...you probably wouldn't want the exact details. A bloke called 'ken would probably feature prominently.

We're a mild race until we're roused.

mike, wizard of odds said...

I realize that Australians are more than the sum of Paul Hogan, Steve Irwin and Joe Hachem, but I don't think I've ever heard a single awful word about an internationally famous Aussie.

Which is somewhat ironic, considering (to be brutally honest) the way the country was created.

red pill junkie said...

I suppose that's to be expected if you have "Pirates of the Caribbean 2" on your ship's DVD library... ;-)

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