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Texas Soldiers

Category: Rated G

Bill Pardue sent this to me. Such tales are a sign of the times The original author is unknown, but I suspect it is a very old tale, modified.


A large group of Taliban soldiers are moving down the dusty road when they hear a voice call from behind a sand dune, “One Texas soldier is better than ten Taliban.”

The Taliban commander quickly sends ten of his best soldiers over the dune, whereupon, a battle breaks out and continues for a few minutes, then silence. The voice then calls out, “One Texas soldier is better than one hundred Taliban.”

Furious, the commander sends his next best hundred soldiers over the dune and instantly a huge gunfight commences. After ten minutes of gunfire, again silence. The Texan’s voice again calls out, “One Texas soldier is better than one thousand Taliban.”

The enraged Taliban commander musters together one thousand fighters and sends them across the dunes. Canon, rocket and machine gun fire ring out and a huge battle is fought. Then — silence.

Eventually one wounded Taliban fighter crawls back over the dune and with his dying words tells his commander, “Don’t send any more men. It’s a trap. There’s two of them.”


Tom Gunther tells us, “Except for modifications for current conflicts, the most common version I’ve seen is about Edward I and the Scottish. One example is this link. “

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