U.S. Troops Trained Not To Spit Or Urinate Toward Mecca

The article below contains a rather bizarre note on how our soldiers are trained to deal with the religious demands of our Afghan allies when deployed. Troops are taught that they should not spit, urinate, or sleep with their feet exposed toward Mecca.

The troops at Camp Pendleton are told that they have to keep a constant eye on which direction is West so not to do anything disrespectful in that direction. Demean the South, North and East as you wish, but not the West toward Mecca. Since we saw that millions of Muslims prayed for years in the wrong direction, this could add an element of considerable pressure in a potty break.

The lesson on how to expectorate in an Islamically correct fashion is just one part of the specialized training required of our troops in being shipped out to Afghanistan. Of course, for our female soldiers, they are also told how many tribes treat women as little more than chattel but that they are still happy to have them fight and die for their safety as long as they do not insult them.

Source: NC Times

22 thoughts on “U.S. Troops Trained Not To Spit Or Urinate Toward Mecca”

  1. What an amazing crock. ‘scuse the hell out of me, but we’re trying to keep your sorry ragheaded ass safe, and you’re worried about which way we take a whiz… Pardon me, Achbar, but aren’t you the guys who wipe your butt with your left HAND?

    Piss on your drippingly liberal attitudes – yep… let’s get the hell out of there and let ’em kill each other off like they’ve been doing for over 1,000 years.

    T – USN VN vet X2

  2. “My easy solution to ending the possibility of blasphemy is to get the he’ll out of Afghanistan immediately.”

    The above should have said, “Ditto,” before the parenthetic remark.

  3. “My easy solution to ending the possibility of blasphemy is to get the he’ll out of Afghanistan immediately.”

    (Do female soldiers who wear scarves in Iraq and Afghanistan have to go topless when they serve on Pacific Islands?)

  4. which direction was gadhafi facing when he got the stick

    the only direction i’m concerned about is the aircraft taking off with the last of our military leaving afghanistan to the afghans.

    you broke it you bought it only goes so far.

  5. “how our soldiers are trained to deal with the religious demands of our Afghan allies when deployed.”

    What about “our moms taught us to be polite, so it’s nice to be able to avoid being rude out of our own ignorance”?

    While we should or shouldn’t be there, our troops ARE in Afghanistan, and if they can achieve the mission’s aims (whatever the hell they are currently) more quickly by avoiding being assholes, all the better.

  6. Bette Noir
    What Mike said. And Frankly. (Is it wrong that I want to follow that up with, “My dear, I don’t give a damn”?)

    🙂 You rascal, you.

  7. Moar,

    I do think that it is true….and guess what….You don’t wipe with the hand you eat with…..Hmmmmm

  8. We are at war with the Muslims of the world! They can piss any way they wish, but I would piss directly towards Mecca just to show them we don’t live with religeos laws! I would consider using Mecca as a target for my morning consttutional! I could care less what any Muslim says…about anything!

  9. The military’s Human Resource Department is just as nonsensical as its civilian counterpart.

  10. At this point the Afghanis are just fucking with us. They have no such prohibitions in Islam.

  11. I will echo MIke’s statement. Get ouf of Afghanistan and we don’t have to worry which direction they are pissing in.

  12. What Mike said. And Frankly. (Is it wrong that I want to follow that up with, “My dear, I don’t give a damn”?)

  13. I don’t mind trying to prevent an unintentional offense, but in light of the intentional offense of invading a country . . . well, I’m with Mike.

  14. Hey, we are devastating their country, causing untold death and destruction the very least we can do is show a tiny bit of cultural sensitivity. Had we done that 30 years ago maybe we wouldn’t be in this situation now.

  15. My easy solution to ending the possibility of blasphemy is to get the he’ll out of Afghanistan immediately.

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