Archived material Access restricted Article

Today's Front Page   View All of Fri 12/03/2004 View Thu 12/02/2004 View Wed 12/01/2004 View Tue 11/30/2004 View Mon 11/29/2004 View Sun 11/28/2004 View Sat 11/27/2004
2004-12-03 Southeast Asia
Thai military drops "peace bombs"
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by tu3031 2004-12-03 3:16:02 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I thought for sure someone from Berkley came up w/this crap.
Posted by Phiter Glolung1555 (aka Jarhead) 2004-12-03 3:59:36 PM||   2004-12-03 3:59:36 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 "As God is my witness, I thought origami birds turkeys could fly."
Posted by Seafarious  2004-12-03 4:05:02 PM||   2004-12-03 4:05:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 Chew the corners with the Mickey Mouse picture.
Posted by Shipman 2004-12-03 4:45:00 PM||   2004-12-03 4:45:00 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Took me a minute, but I finally got it, Ship. I remember the pretty colors.
Looks like the Thai's already took your advice.
Posted by tu3031 2004-12-03 4:51:37 PM||   2004-12-03 4:51:37 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 There's two on every blog Tu and you're one of 'em. :)
Posted by Shipman 2004-12-03 5:03:47 PM||   2004-12-03 5:03:47 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 I can't decide which is the dumber, more pointless stunt: this, or a bunch of saggy-titted Marin County women arranging their naked bodies on a hillside to spell out the word "PEACE".
Posted by Dave D. 2004-12-03 5:12:31 PM||   2004-12-03 5:12:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Perhaps Thai planes could drop saggy-titted Marin County women on the muslim areas?
Posted by lex 2004-12-03 5:37:44 PM||   2004-12-03 5:37:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Oh, wow, dude! This is like, so Sixties! I remember when they dropped the Peace Bombs on Hanoi, and they exploded in rainbows and flowers and fluffy kittens, and then we all laughed and laughed and Ho Chi Minh passed around warm chocolate chip cookies and this really great weed, and...uh, I do remember that, don't I?
Posted by Angie Schultz 2004-12-03 5:38:06 PM|| []  2004-12-03 5:38:06 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 hey man could it be that this sounds so 60s and Berkeley, cause like those flower children were wannabe Buddists, and these are like, REAL buddists?? I mean Im not sure its that surprising. And I wouldnt worry, my impression is that the Thais will try the lets all be part of the big boddisatva suffering humanity thing, and when it dont work, theyll come in guns blazing.
Posted by Liberalhawk 2004-12-03 5:40:55 PM||   2004-12-03 5:40:55 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 "...and in other fake news today, 48 small transport planes were inexplicably shot down in Thailand's three southernmost provinces, Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani. There were no survivors and it was not immediatley clear who was responsible."
Posted by Rafael 2004-12-03 6:04:03 PM||   2004-12-03 6:04:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 thanks for rubbing that in
Posted by Herb Tarlick  2004-12-03 6:11:42 PM||   2004-12-03 6:11:42 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 Don' be such cynics. I think it's a wonderful lesson for the children. They will all work very hard, drop their little peace birds and feel very good about the efforts. When the newspaper comes out the next day, they will realize it was unappreciated and unheeded. Too bad, so sad.
Posted by 2b 2004-12-03 8:27:19 PM||   2004-12-03 8:27:19 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 "peace bombs"
I like the sound of that. Let's name the next 30,000 pound class bomb the "peace bomb".
Posted by ed 2004-12-03 9:10:40 PM||   2004-12-03 9:10:40 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 Is this the sequel to Operation Vowel Storm?
Posted by Eric Jablow  2004-12-03 9:10:42 PM||   2004-12-03 9:10:42 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 Come on, folks. Let's try and look on the bright side of this. Mebbe this is a subtle message from little Sadako and her classmates.

"Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" is the story of a girl who died of leukemia. On August 6, 1945, when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki was just two years old. Though the bomb did not kill her and she suffered no immediate injury, she developed leukemia when she was 11 years old. Sadako had heard that a person could make her wish come true by folding a thousand paper cranes. Wishing for good health, Sadako began folding a thousand paper cranes. But she died at age 12, before her project was completed, it is said, and her classmates finished folding her cranes for her after she died.

Children send in cranes they have folded in prayer for peace. Sadako's classmates also collected donations from schools throughout Japan and used the funds to create a monument to children who had been victims of the atomic bomb. Piles of thousand-crane chains sent by people from all over the world surround the monument. To people everywhere, the story of Sadako has come to symbolize the hope that no child will ever again be killed by an atomic bomb.

I say, let's give these Thai Muslim rebels (and all other Islamic terrorists) pause to worry that there might be an honest reason to have so many paper cranes folded for them.
Posted by Zenster 2004-12-03 10:38:43 PM||   2004-12-03 10:38:43 PM|| Front Page Top

01:43 mojo
01:43 mojo
01:42 mojo
01:42 mojo
00:06 Sobiesky
00:01 mojo
23:56 Alaska Paul
23:45 Alaska Paul
23:42 Mike Kozlowski
23:35 Fred
23:29 Zenster
23:27 Zhang Fei
23:24 Zhang Fei
23:21 Sock Puppet of Doom
23:19 Matt
23:14 Robin Burk
23:13 Mark Espinola
23:11 Capt America
23:10 lex
23:06 Robin Burk
23:02 lex
22:47 mojo
22:41 JP
22:38 Zenster

Search WWW Search