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[SIC!] September 25, 2007
Your Letters
Page 3 of 4

Like i was saying our military culture goes way beyond just Sikhs who themselves are part and product of that same hindu culture which encourages bravery and courage. India has Rajputs,Marhatas other non-sikh Panjabi Jats and Iyers (Southern India, i am Iyer myself :-) ). So what Sikhs are famous for is not all that unique to our Indian tradition.

[Several para’s of patriotic Indian blather deleted—Ed.]

Intently waiting for your article on India, Gary. Please don’t disappoint your Indian fans. :-)

Santhelkumar Nadan.

Dear Mr. Santhelkumar, While we’re on the subject of disappointment, reading an Indian War Nerd use cute emoticons to convey his message that Real Men Eat Caste System is not so much disappointing as it is fucking scary. What’s the future have in store: Mumbai Metrosexual, 25 million Indians walking around with six-pack abs and male-mascara on their eyes? Ugh. And while we’re at it, are you sure you’re the biggest Indian fan of Gary Brecher. You’ve talked to the other 1.1 billion Indians to make sure that statement would hold up in a court of law? :))


Dear Gary,

In future "War Nerd" articles, could you discuss the tactics and effectiveness of Iran's Russian made supersonic cruise missiles against our Persian Gulf aircraft carrier fleets? And I just love this video along with Katie C.'s asinine parting comments about the perils of employing the weapon. I wonder was this bomb used in the recent "Blackrock" incident? If so, it might explain the "Berserker" response to the attack.

To counter our "Surge," Putin is at it again with allowing the export of Armor-piercing grenades . . . Makes me want to encourage our youngsters (slackers) to enlist right away and take advantage of the US Army's $20,000 "Quick Ship" enlistment bonus (and make me the beneficiary of the new higher combat death insurance policy). All the while, military rehab specialists are stymied by the 'surge' in difficult to diagnose and treat traumatic brain injury patients. Soldiers on patrol in Iraq experience at least one nearby explosion a month.

Gives new meaning to 'Rock your World'-


Dear Mr. wjd,

If this letter is your attempt at War Nerd riffing, then buddy, all we can say is, don’t give up the day job. Or the night school real-estate classes, either.


War Nerd,

Just read "U Sank My Carrier". Quick question: assuming your view is accurate, what is the alternative for force projection/moving large volumes of troops and gear? I enjoy your writing.

Joseph W. Gourlay, PE 95683

Dear Mr. Gourlay, To answer your question: space ships. Really futuristic-looking space ships, the kinds that have engines that look like surgery lamps in the back, and that can fire lasers and stuff, and are so huge that when they pass you by, they go at a kind of fish-eye-lens angle, and it takes like five minutes for the whole troop-transporter ship to leave your field of vision. Don’t ask us where we got this idea. Let’s just say that it’s our job as journalists to have this sort of insight.


Hello again Gary,

From your online reply to my last email, I take it you are not very fond of a formal treatment, and I take it you have no intention of actually writing something about the conflict itself (hell, I imagine you are going to post my message online with some more nonsensical comments like the last one), but I am not easily offended, can you actually say something about it instead of passive aggressively replying to me indirectly?

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Your Letters
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Your Letters
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