Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban with Panties

In response to the brutal military regime in Burma, the women of that country launched an unusual counteroffensive. "The Panties for Peace campaign was launched by the women’s organization Lanna Action for Burma on Oct. 16, 2007, in the hopes of bringing an end to the military regime’s rampant abuse of Burma’s population – and the abuse of Burma’s women in particular. The basis of this protest is the superstition of the male led military junta. They believe that contact with women’s garments, particularly those that cover the lower half of the body is emasculating."

The brutality against the Burmese people and the Burmese women in particular is an extremely serious situation. However, the notion of using women's panties against violent people has potential for circumstances outside of Burma. What if the American military adopted this idea and, with the help of American women, launched an all-out blitz against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and terrorists wherever they may be found. In view of the highly misogynistic nature of the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and most terrorists it is likely that they would find contact with women's panties highly threatening, perhaps even immobilizing.

One of the problems confronting American and NATO forces in Afghanistan is the ability of the Taliban and Al Qaeda to find refuge in Pakistan. Supposing that at the height of Taliban and Al Qaeda attacks, American B-52s dropped special bombs designed to release hundreds of thousands of women's panties over the areas in which these groups were fighting. In an effort not to come in contact with the women's panties these groups could not function in a military manner and could be surrounded and captured. Furthermore, the passes leading to and from Pakistan would have saturation bombings of women's panties such that no piece of bare ground or rock was uncovered by the aforementioned garments. This would effectively cut off the entry and exit routes into Afghanistan. Think of it; neutralizing a deadly enemy without killing any of them or risking the lives of American soldiers.If this works, the potential for using women's panties as a means of interrogating terrorists would also be explored. More on this later

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