Tuesday, April 13, 2004

In the news

A Russian criminal has put himself out of the gene pool as he was killing 4 people with a bomb. Apparently you are supposed to first get away and then detonate the bomb, and not the other way around. Or, as a US Army manual (probably an urban legend) says, "When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.".

Eight Russian hostages have been taken and then released in Iraq. Apparently somebody reminded the Iraqis what happened to the guys who took Russian hostages a few decades ago in Beirut. Italy, several of whose citizens have been just taken hostage, might want to take notes.

Hungarians have arrested three arabs who tried to assasinate the president of Israel. Why do they even bother? It's not like many people know who the president of Israel is, and it's not like he wields any real power.

The US Attorney General John Ashcroft rejected FBI's appeal for more counterterrorism funds. And the date was September 10, 2001. OTOH, what else can you expect from a guy who lost an election to a dead man?

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