Monday, October 01, 2007

I knew the U.S. dollar was down globally...but, DAHN-UUM!

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - "Taliban militants hanged a teenager in southern Afghanistan because he had U.S. money in his pocket,and they stuffed five $1 bills in his mouth as a warning to others not to use dollars, police said Monday. Taliban militants elsewhere killed eight police.

The 15-year-old boy was hanged from a tree on Sunday in Helmand, the most violent province in the country and the world's No. 1 poppy-growing region."The Taliban warned villagers that they would face the same punishment if they were caught with dollars," said Wali Mohammad, the district police chief in Sangin..."

From Yahoo News.

Ok, so let's see if I have this straight- The poppy warlords/Taliban don't want the locals using U.S. currency, BUT they don't mind using it to fund their nasty lil' terror club after it's been 'washed' 5 or 10 times in the course of their global drug trade.

2 Comments:

Blogger Pamela said...

this breaks my heart

and now all those monks in burma.

10/03/2007 2:18 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Yep, Pam, and still people just don't get it.
It is said that there could be thousands of monks and their followers slain in the outskirts of Burma. But we may never know for sure until it is too late.
And yet, we are the ones called savages by those who commit such atrocities.
What a wonderful world, eh?

10/03/2007 7:16 AM  

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