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Thursday, March 31, 2011

I didn't know they even had an air force!

I was browsing the news sites this morning and was shocked to see the following:

I must have missed the colon after the word 'Vatican', because when my mind had finished scanning the blurb, I understood that a Vatican air-strike had killed 40 civilians in Tripoli.

I was like, dude, not only do they have an air force, but they decided to get in on the Libya turkey shoot.  Kewl! 

I was picturing Vatican pilots wearing flight cassocks with clerical collars... Rosary beads wrapped around the ejection handles... Latin crosses painted on the wings...

And then I read the blurb again and was sooooooo disappointed.

Posted by David Bogner on March 31, 2011 | Permalink


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Wasn't it Stalin who asked, rhetorically, long ago, how many divisions the Pope had?

Posted by: Rahel | Mar 31, 2011 3:42:24 PM

Maybe the Swiss Guards took pilot training on the side. Seriously, can we now expect a UN tribunal going to Tripoli to investigate potential war crimes.

Posted by: ED | Mar 31, 2011 4:40:22 PM

No, no, we use Holy Pie Servers, and fight vampires....

Posted by: Foxfier | Mar 31, 2011 5:33:23 PM

After you brought it up, I envisioned Sally Field in her habit dropping grenades...

Posted by: Jethro | Mar 31, 2011 6:48:30 PM

I also saw "UK's Hague calls for..." and my first thought was "I thought The Netherlands had The Hague"

Posted by: ProphetJoe | Mar 31, 2011 7:11:29 PM

Baptism by fire?


Posted by: Yaron | Mar 31, 2011 7:13:18 PM

I remember one of the cardinals in Monty Python's "Spanish Inquisition" sketch wore a flight helmet and goggles.

Posted by: Nachum | Apr 1, 2011 8:19:18 AM

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