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2013-01-27 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran unveils machine for amputating thievesÂ’ fingers
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Posted by tipper 2013-01-27 07:18|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [299 views ]  Top

#1 Next they will invent the Citroen.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-27 08:38||   2013-01-27 08:38|| Front Page Top

#2 I foresee problems with the union of professional executioners. Fingers are just the beginning, next it will be hands, and finally, heads.
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-01-27 10:06||   2013-01-27 10:06|| Front Page Top

#3 I foresee problems with the union of professional executioners. Fingers are just the beginning, next it will be hands, and finally, heads.

I think the one for heads is called a guillotine, Mike. ;-) But then, isn't the one for fingers formally known as a cigar cutter?
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-27 16:38||   2013-01-27 16:38|| Front Page Top

#4 If protesting the violation of human rights would get a tongue snipped, I can think of a few nominees we should send as ambassadors ; D
Posted by Kojo Wholuse5660 2013-01-27 16:57||   2013-01-27 16:57|| Front Page Top

#5 I think the one for heads is called a guillotine, Mike. ;-) But then, isn't the one for fingers formally known as a cigar cutter?
Actually, I have a 'one size-fits all' tool stashed in the garage. I call it Mr. Stihl.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-01-27 18:05||   2013-01-27 18:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Actually, I have a 'one size-fits all' tool stashed in the garage. I call it Mr. Stihl.

A chainsaw would do nicely. :-)

Re: the guillotine. I met someone back in the 80's who had worked in the oil fields in Saudi Arabia. He lived in a compound largely sealed off from the kingdom. But one day he was in the city when someone tried to pick his pocket. The coppers nabbed the perp and the police captain offered this guy his sword to cut off the perp's right hand right there and then. The guy froze so the captain cut off the perp's right hand himself in front of this guy.

I wasn't there so I can't vouch for the facts. But something tells me that they don't use a guillotine....
Posted by Mike Ramsey 2013-01-27 20:49||   2013-01-27 20:49|| Front Page Top

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