I think Kipling is the one who likely said this. He had a lot of time in Afghanistan and India. In the British wars in A-stan, it was common knowledge amongst the Tommies that wounded soldiers on the battlefield had great fear that after a battle the tribal women searched for wounded enemy and sliced them to pieces with knives…. Same for prisoners that were turned over to the women.
Savages——with about a 6000 year record of zippo change……
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — December 15, 2012 @ 11:05 am
Heinlein dropped a lot of pearls in some of his novels. One of his best on women is “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
Another one that’s pretty telling goes something like . . . For a couple days every month, most women act like men do all the time. (can’t remember the exact wording, but it got me some nice brownie points in one of my sociology classes, taught by a woman)
#13, Hog Whitman: “…When you’re wounded and lyin’ on Afghanistan’s plains
and the women come out to cut up what remains,
jus’ roll to yer rifle and blow out yer brains
and go to yer Gawd as a soldier…”
- Rudyard Kipling, “Ballad of the British Soldier”
Comment by Thunderbottom — December 16, 2012 @ 11:53 am
…I’ve always heard it as, “If you are captured, don’t let them throw you to the women.”
I don’t really want another “deal”. But I know I’m going to get one anyway, after everyone gets a chance to sell me on what a good job they are doing holding the line on whatever it is that they think I think is important while still claiming ignorance about what I REALLY think is important: Stop spending all that money.