The unsuccessful attack today by the Taliban on the heavily fortified Bagram Air Force Base (link here), appears to have followed the methods that the Viet Cong used in Kubrick's classic, FMJ.
Advance to the 4 minute mark, and watch the advanced tactics and weaponry employed, very similar to today's attack:
Seriously, 20 tribesmen from the 13th century, armed with RPGs and suicide vests against the most heavily guarded US Air Force Base in the world? It does suck that they injured 9 coalition troops and killed one contractor, and that 1000s of rounds of coalition ammunition were used to decimate 20 very stupid, delusional, misinformed fundamentalists. They're not with 72 virgins now, no. If they did reach an afterlife, it hopefully involves "being hollowed out and used as prophylactics by thorn-cocked Gulbuth The Rampant" (link here).
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