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What does MNF stand for?

 
 
Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2011 02:07 am

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“It happened all the time, not necessarily in MNF-West all the time, but throughout the whole country,” General Johnson testified, using a military abbreviation for allied forces in western Iraq.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/world/middleeast/united-states-marines-haditha-interviews-found-in-iraq-junkyard.html?pagewanted=3&_r=2&hp
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Old Goat
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2011 02:20 am
In the UK it means "Monday Night Football", but in your question context, it probably means "Multi National Forces".
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2011 02:44 am
@Old Goat,
Old Goat wrote:

In the UK it means "Monday Night Football", but in your question context, it probably means "Multi National Forces".


Thank you.

But it seems not holding waters.
Old Goat
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2011 03:00 am
@oristarA,
"“It happened all the time, not necessarily in MNF-West all the time, but throughout the whole country,” General Johnson testified, using a military abbreviation for allied forces in western Iraq. "

He's basically saying that, just because it happened in the MNF, it was nothing out of the ordinary as it was happening all over the country in equal measure.
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2011 04:22 am
@Old Goat,
Old Goat wrote:

"“It happened all the time, not necessarily in MNF-West all the time, but throughout the whole country,” General Johnson testified, using a military abbreviation for allied forces in western Iraq. "

He's basically saying that, just because it happened in the MNF, it was nothing out of the ordinary as it was happening all over the country in equal measure.


Such massacre happened in the Multi National Forces? Should "happened in" been "was committed by"?
contrex
 
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Reply Thu 15 Dec, 2011 01:34 pm
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:
Such massacre happened in the Multi National Forces? Should "happened in" been "was committed by"?


No. "Buggery sometimes happened in the Royal Navy in the 18th Century" is not equvalent in meaning to "Buggery was sometimes committed by the Royal Navy in the 18th Century". Think about why not.
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