Could you BE more of a target, Lonnie?

January 11, 2009

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!”

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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

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The Pillsbury doughboy’s evil twin.

Posted by bob | Report as abusive

What a silly way to get yourself and your friends, relatives killed.
Kind of defeats a load of the complaints about civilian casualties..

Posted by Lucius | Report as abusive

Hahaha, nice one Bob. Very evil, by the looks of it.

Posted by Paddo | Report as abusive

As regards that bottom picture, I have to say that you know someone’s a close friend when they’re willing to stand that close to you and your ‘fake’ suicide bomb.

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

I’m not accustomed to seeing my name in the headline about terrorism. This is now twice in a month. 08/12/15/hold-my-bomb-while-i-find-my-ma tches-pal/

Posted by Lonnie | Report as abusive