Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Appeasement

I've been reading Blood, Tears and Folly by Len Deighton for a few days now. It's funny how many parallels there are between the appeasement leading up to WWII and what is going on now with militant Islam, the religion of violence.

Most of us have heard the stories about Hitler enslaving the populations of the countries he dominated, using them in factories, etc. How the Dutch word "sabot" for shoe (or clog) might be the origin of the word "sabotage." They would "clog" up the machinery when forced to work. I've read about German Jews eating parts of weapons to avoid building the weapons correctly.

This video makes me think of those stories. Wouldn't it be cool if someone in the weapons factory deliberately sabotaged this mortar?

UPDATE: The original link was to YouTube, where they are no longer hosting the video. Bram found it at LiveLeak:

Thanks, Bram. I'll try to convince ALa to give you one year's free subscription to Blonde Sagacity.

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