News, but not the serious kind
Could you BE more of a target, Lonnie?
I notice an increasing number of news photos showing demonstrators in the Middle East brandishing realistic-looking mock rockets and mock explosives.
You know, personally I probably wouldn’t do that.
Considering the advanced state of satellite observation these days, I think I’d tend to leave my mock explosives indoors, in the recreation room.
“Hey, Earl! Lookit what I made in my workshop! Don’t these mock rockets look totally REAL? They’d fool anyone! Here’s one for you. Let’s head for that demo!”
“Gee thanks, Lonnie, but see, I’m already carryin’ a grande frappuccino and a jelly doughnut, so can you carry my mock rocket for me? In fact, why don’t you hurry on ahead with that mock stuff, and I’ll catch up.
“Got your GPS with you? Run like the wind, Lonnie!”
Veiled women carry mock rockets during protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza, in Amman, January 9, 2009. REUTERS/Majed Jaber
Palestinian wearing a mock explosive belt in a protest at the Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp in south Lebanon, January 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho