attica December 8, 2014 Share December 8, 2014 First of all, kudos to Sarah for her nickname of Haqqani's crew as The Haq-tones. They need never be called anything else. We tend to view suicide as a coward's way out of punishment, but that view wasn't always the case, especially among the aristocracy. Back when the officer class was made up entirely of aristos, it was considered The Gentlemanly Thing to Do to off yourself if you were caught in a crime, or some other 'failing the mission' misbehavior. Even as relatively recently as WW2, this sentiment was not unheard of. So I was digging Boyd's reaching back into history (sort of), until he proved he was neither an Officer nor a Gentleman. 5 Link to comment
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