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What does Afghanistan need? More Kalashnikovs, apparently

Interesting item in the Christian Science Monitor on the destinations of left over armaments from the Bosnian civil war. This sentence stopped me dead in my tracks: "The Bosnian and US governments are discussing gifting a shipment of Bosnia's familiar Soviet-type weapons to Afghanistan".

I would be hard pushed to think of anything quite so boneheaded - Afghanistan is awash with arms, and is far from a stable society. A lobbyist quoted in the item comments "It's only a matter of time before it transpires that an American soldier is killed by a weapon that the Americans brought to Afghanistan, or Iraq." I suppose Somalia would be an even less intelligent place to send them.

It is something of an indictment of the failure of the Soviet Union that the one world beater it created in 70 odd years was an assault rifle.

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Blogger UK Daily Pundit said... 8:51 am

Don't forget those dolls that have got another doll inside another doll inside another doll..............

It beats sudoku.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:56 am

Yup, I've got a matrushka doll that a friend brought back from Mother Russia some years back. They do rather predate the USSR though.  



Blogger Ellee Seymour said... 2:42 pm

How do you find the time to read all these journals and do all these quizzes?  



Blogger Croydonian said... 3:01 pm

Working from home has its advantages.....  



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