UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The US Air Force has apologized and pulled out a scorn posted by the Taliban who were mocking Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan by drawing a recent debate over audio files, asking users whether they heard the words “Laurel” or “Yanny.”
This was reported by Reuters.
The blip, which was published on the official account of the US Air Force on Twitter after days of intense fighting in the Afghan city of Farah, brought to mind the dangers still lingering in the Afghan-backed Afghan forces despite the passage of 16 years of the war in Afghanistan.
The US military provides air support for the A-10 fighter jets and unmanned aerial vehicles.
“The Taliban forces in the Afghan city of Farah would prefer to hear Yani or Laurel instead of being deaf … because of our A-10 planes,” the tweet said.
The tweet linked the war to an online comic controversy over a rolling audio file that some users hear the word “Laurel” while others hear the same word “Yanni”.
After questions about whether the sniper was appropriate in a statement to the Pentagon, the Air Force omitted the twinkle and expressed regret at the bad joke.
“We apologize for our previous congratulations on the A-10 aircraft. It was poor and we are investigating. The tweet has been omitted since then.”