Of Punji sticks, flotillas of cash, and warning labels

From the UK Sun

Taliban fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal. Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices. The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV. And if the bomb goes off, the needles become deadly flying shrapnel. 

The tactic, used in the Afghan badlands of Helmand, was exposed by Tory MP and ex-Army officer Patrick Mercer. Senior backbencher Mr Mercer said yesterday: “Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war.” Razor blades are also being used. All Royal Engineer and Royal Logistic Corps bomb search teams have been issued with protective Kevlar gloves.

Andy McCarthy echoes my sentiments:
No, there are no depths.
Speaking of Islamic terrorists, Pundette highlights the, um, flotilla o’ cash Obama plans on sending his best buds in Palestine.  Yes, really.  A 400 million dollar flotilla.  Courtesy taxpayers, of course.   She asks:
Money is fungible. Is anyone pretending we have assurances that our money will not be spent on terrorism and missiles?

I hate to say it, but at this point, I’m surprised we’re not shipping Hamas more missiles.  Maybe that’s what Obama means when he says disarmament: send ours to our enemies.

Pundette notes that Ed Driscoll called it the Terrorist Stimulus Package.  Heh. Apt, ain’t it?

Other craziness for the day:

Warning labels on the Constitution.   The argument?  The writers weren’t hip and with it in regard to the politics of race/class/gender:

Wilder Publications warns readers of its reprints of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist Papers, among others, that “This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today.”

The disclaimer goes on to tell parents that they “might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”

So Shakespeare should have a warning, too?   H/T Val Prieto at Michelle Malkin




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