What to do if captured in Afghanistan

#1
So I watched a documentary last night called 'Beast of War'. It was all about what to do if you get captured in Afghanistan. Apparently you just have to say the secret codeword 'Nanawatai' and they have to look after you, feed you and everything. You may have to blow up the odd T-55 but it beats having your clackers stuffed in your gob.

Anybody tried it?
 
#2
Hiding behind skirts?

Does that work with Jocks?

See you Jimmy! Nanawatai!

Fook off, I dinnae drink watai ye sassanach poof!
 
#4
Is that the film about a Russian tank crew having a hard time back in the 80s, with a bullet of a tank commander, who trusts nobody? I remember the defiant intellectual crew member being captured by Mujihadeen, and saying that word. They spare him and have him help them blow up the Russian tank, and a Hip comes in to rescue him after the Mujihadeen have scattered. In the film, there are two Mujihadeen groups - the old traditional tribesmen in robes, getting about on foot and donkeys, and the younger, modern motorbikers in their combats.
 
#5
So I watched a documentary last night called 'Beast of War'. It was all about what to do if you get captured in Afghanistan. Apparently you just have to say the secret codeword 'Nanawatai' and they have to look after you, feed you and everything. You may have to blow up the odd T-55 but it beats having your clackers stuffed in your gob.

Anybody tried it?
British military have a different word.Obviously I cannot tell you what it is.
 
#6
OHFUCK springs immediately to mind
 
#8
Try من به شما مقدار زیادی پول به من بدهید اگر به شما اجازه من بروید.
 
#9
Or ولگردی یا مفتخوری کردن من نیست.من یک معلم را بگویید.
 
#10
Roll to your rifle and blow out your brains. It's in the Pam.
 
#11
#12
[video=youtube;aAz8B6_XQt0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAz8B6_XQt0[/video]
 
#16
I think that particular advice is from an earlier handbook... Good old Kipling eh!
This is no time to be thinking about food, man!
 
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#17
There is a word in pashtun that means someone "should" look after you, I believe a couple of Americans used it at one time, they had to leave their weapons outside the compound, but when the Taliban came for them the villagers fucked the Taliban off.

The OP is right, Nanawatai
See point two - Pashtunwali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Sorry for giving a sensible answer in the NAAFI.
 
#18
There is a word in pashtun that means someone "should" look after you, I believe a couple of Americans used it at one time, they had to leave their weapons outside the compound, but when the Taliban came for them the villagers fucked the Taliban off.
Everyday's a school day! :)
 

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