View Full Version : OT: Junk food cometh to Iraq.

Laughing Cow
06-11-2003, 04:14 PM
Hi all.

American fast food is starting their invasion of Iraq.

Junkfood Invasion (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/04/21/1050777195239.html)


06-11-2003, 04:22 PM
at least they're limited to the bases ... for now.

now there's one more type of bomb in iraq -- the gut bomb. :mad:

06-11-2003, 04:55 PM
Now we can watch the rate of heart disease jump in Iraq. :D

Design Sifu
06-11-2003, 05:04 PM
that's tragic...

they won't even have the choice between Coke or Pepsi!!!

06-11-2003, 07:34 PM
Hey, maybe the war wasn't over oil after all! It was all about getting fast food chains into Iraq!

Chang Style Novice
06-11-2003, 07:48 PM
"I would prefer we got decent showers and toilets sorted out first," muttered one high-ranking officer.Some people just have no sense of priorities!

06-11-2003, 09:57 PM
i guess without decent showers and toilets, at least burger king and pizza butt will seem normal to their regular sanitation back at camp.

Laughing Cow
06-11-2003, 10:01 PM
I guess they will need to get cracking on those toilets soon now.

I can see a few cases of the sh@ts coming on from eating that junk.

06-12-2003, 10:38 AM
nah. just let it solidify and put it back on a bun.

it's called the food chain, or something like that.

Design Sifu
06-12-2003, 10:46 AM
t's called the food chain, or something like that.

you mean it's called a Fast Food Chain eh?

06-12-2003, 12:50 PM
those things are like 20% fat. I hope the iraqis like to drink, cuz that's about the only time most of that **** will taste good.

Laughing Cow
06-12-2003, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by jun_erh
those things are like 20% fat. I hope the iraqis like to drink, cuz that's about the only time most of that **** will taste good.

I doubt that many Iraqis will be keen to touch it eveything has to be halaal.

Remember the stink in India(methinks) about the oil that had beef extracts for frying the fries.

Now I reckon the Iraqis are stricter than that even.


06-12-2003, 01:29 PM
This woman who writes for one of my favorite magazines VICE (check it out at www.viceland.com ) is in Dubai, Iraq. All the "muslims" go there to bang *****s and get loaded. My guess is their not real particular about the halaal or what have you. Here's a quote:

Sorry but Hala is real. Here's an email she sent us after we ran the story (she asked me to disguise her real name and her email address):
------ Forwarded Message
From: hala
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 16:59:32 -0500
To: viceland.com

Salam Aleikum from the richest dirtiest city in the Gulf : DUBAI

GOD**** SADDAM ARTICLE!!!!! My bro just got in touch with me and gave
me the news... I knew you would need it sometime, Saddam's a star...
Nice edits...

Anyways I'm living in the Gulf working for a HUGE arab news network..
the new rival to AlJazeera in the region.... It's madness here
seriously... So drop me a few lines to let me know... If you need any
insider info on some Middle East correspondent ish.

To sum it all up, Dubai is the playground of the Middle East. All
Gulf countries frown upon Dubai because of money laundering and
prostitution and the generally permissive attitude with booze and
partying (no doubt imported by the sinful Westerners) The fattest
oil-rich towelheads (Saudis) like to make righteous islamic criticism
about what goes on in this Muslim country all week and then come here
on weekends to have massive drug orgies with a bevy of
Russian/Morroccan/Ethiopian prostitutes. There are hookers of all
flavors here and I live in the only city in the world that has a
seven-star hotel called "BURJ AL ARAB" (built on an
artificial island here, it stands out hard and erect like every
lecherous Saudi Prince's ***** in the 2 floor BURJ hotelrooms)

IF you want more let me know... and ... YOUR WELCOME


06-12-2003, 03:00 PM
They're gonna eat a slice of pizza from pizza hut and die from the greasyness!!!!:eek: :D :p

06-12-2003, 03:04 PM

Its all part of the takeover.....


06-13-2003, 05:14 AM
This thread makes me hungry.. :(

06-14-2003, 03:00 AM
~ Burger King and Pizza Hut are both own by the same company that own AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Service). AAFES has a contract with the Air Force and Army to set up "exchanges" (glorified mini-markets and mini-malls) everywhere the armed services go for more than a couple of weeks. It is part of the deal. They have portable stores from the size of conex boxes up to small size department stores that have everything a grunt/soldier/airman could need. Everything from underwear, sun lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, boot polish, socks, writing material, magazines, etc. As soon as the local military population gets to be more than a few hundred and looks to be around for a few months, they bring in the items that make life more comfortable. Chips, candy, soda, baskin robbins, dunkin doughnuts, beer (unless prohibited by base commander or host nation), etc. With that and the contract comes along the comfort foods. Pizza Hut and Burger King! Now, we all know that that food sucks big time, when compared to quality pizza and burgers, but to a kid who has been eating MRE's (Meals, Ready to Eat) for the past month to several months, that stuff is gourmet! Additionally, they already have portable Burger Kings and Pizza Huts and Baskin Robbins' trailers made and ready to ship anywhere that is needed. Attach to running water and possibly natural gas or an electrical generator and your are in business.
~ While those of us who have the fortune of being at home with all our local food joints or the old lady cooking for us can sit back and critisize the horrors of American fast food in other parts of world being offered to our troops, I think it is a pretty good deal.


Sin Loi

Yi Beng, Kan Xue

06-14-2003, 03:13 AM
But that doesnt escape the fact that that food is SH!T.
Hey I know its better than nothing.