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Song Parodies -> "Botched Operation"

Original Song Title:

"On the Road Again"

Original Performer:

Willie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"Botched Operation"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

Due to the reinforcement of the Malian Army by the French to fight African Al-Qaida terrorists, aligned militants in Algeria raided a natural gas plant in the desert and took 45 foreigners hostage. They freed all women and those that were Muslims, but kept most of the Algerian male workers separated from the foreigners. The Algerian Govt. did not consult the EU or US over the hostage rescue plan and instead mounted a confused military operation that killed possibly up to 35 of the hostages that were in two vehicles hit by Algerian Army helos with missiles. The botched rescue operation claimed more lives than the French one that preceded it in Southern Africa. In that raid, the French lost the single hostage AND one soldier killed, one taken captive. The Algerian mess has claimed up to 35 of the 45 held with status and identifications proceeding very slowly. All the cross-training, Intel sharing, and cooperation in the fight against terror in Africa has failed. The US wasted the last 8 mos working with African nations to counter terror atatcks only to see France and Algeria unravel everything in a week!
Botched operation
Surprise raid carried out by Algerians
No cooperation with EU or Americans
Most of the hostages ended-up dead

Botched operation
The launch of missiles without thinking
Took out terrorists AND foreign citizens
Most of the hostages ended-up dead

Botched operation
Cross-training and shared Intel made no headway
Not the best of friends
Algerians overconfident ’bout Army
Had their way, with loss of lives again

Surprise raid carried out by Algerians
No cooperation with EU or Americans
Most of the hostages ended-up dead

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Old Man Ribber - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
Rob - It's a good thing that Al-Qaeda "is in the run" and "finished". I wonder if our dead hostages, like the Benghazi Four", also qualify as "bumps in the road" until the administration uses the return of their bodies as a campaign opportunity supreme. ;D
Rob Arndt - January 21, 2013 - Report this comment
OMR, sadly it seems that the body count may be much higher as the Algerians are finding bodies in previously unknown places at the plant. Rough est, could be as high as 80!!! 25 are confirmed dead this morning out of the original 45, but other workers in the plant are dead too...

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