That evening he arrives at his new post; a run down mosque in the middle of nowhere.
As he switches over with the marine currently stationed there, he realises there is no bed, no clean water, no toilet, just him, his weapon and the dirt on the floor.
The next morning he wakes up to find a queue of naked men leading into the mosque. At the front, the mosque leader is in prayer with the man leading the line.
As the prayer finishes, he drops to his knees and swings his fist into the naked guys balls, flooring him! The naked guy slowly comes to his senses and crawls out of the mosque.
Confused, the marine asks the mosque leader what’s going on…
“These men are thieves, rapists and murderers from all over Afghanistan.” He says, “Instead of prison, their punishment is to walk through the desert in nothing but their sandals, receive Allah’s justice, then return home.”
The marine returns to his post and continues to watch these unusual punishments.
After 6 long months of no bed, no clean water, no toilet and witnessing this unusual justice system, his replacement arrives.
“Hey, my last post was in Korea, how is it here?” Asks the replacement. “And what’s with this queue of naked guys in the middle of nowhere!?”
“Well, I’ll be honest with you”, replies the marine, “this a shit post, and what you’re looking at here is a criminal punch line.”