Real men ask for directions

A year before the Sahara War, the Mauritanian infantry was doing its annual training maneuvers. In the heat of the exercise, a military military chief asked a topographer for the coordinates of a target. The coordinates came in, and sought out. They didn’t seem to make any sense. The chief then called back in for verification. “What the hell are the coordinates?” The topographer responded with the same coordinates.

“You’re in Mongolia!”


These coordinates are in Mongolia! What are the coordinates?”

That topographer was Maaouya Ould Sidi Ahmed Tayya.


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