Rule #2: Do not forget Rule #1.
The attached video of thermal footage was recorded from an AC-130 gunship from a mile or more away.
No rounds were fired by the aircraft. The problem solved itself with no American intervention. Some Islamic jihadists were trying to bury a roadside bomb made from a 155 mm artillery round. Evidently, they lost the instruction manual, or did not know how to read it.
The result could not have happened to a more deserving group of people!
Rule #1: After putting the bomb in a hole, do not, repeat, do not tamp the ground too much.
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You might be a Redneck Jedi if….
. You ever heard the phrase, “May the force be with y’all.”. Your Jedi robe is camouflage. . You have ever used your light saber to open a bottle of Bud Light. . At least one wing of your X-Wings is primer colored. . You can easily describe the taste of an Ewok. . You have ever had a land-speeder up on blocks in your yard. . The worst part of spending time on Dagobah is the dadgum skeeters. . Wookies are offended by your B.O. . You have ever used the force to get yourself another beer so you didn’t have to wait for a commercial. . You have ever used the force in conjunction with fishing/bowling. . Your father has ever said to you, “Shoot, son come on over to the dark side…it’ll be a hoot.” . You have ever had your R-2 unit use its self-defense electro-shock thingy to get the barbecue grill to light. . You have a confederate flag painted on the hood of your land-speeder. . You ever fantasized about Princess Leah wearing Daisy Duke shorts. . You have the doors of your X-wing welded shut and you have to get in through the window. . Although you had to kill him, you kinda thought that Jabba the Hutt had a pretty good handle on how to treat his women. . You have a cousin who bears a strong resemblance to Chewbacca. . You suggested that they outfit the Millennium Falcon with redwood deck. . You were the only person drinking Jack Daniels during the cantina scene. . If you hear . . . “Luke, I am your father . . . and your uncle.”