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March 25, 2009

Blog Guy, military tactics is one of your areas of expertise. Can you update us on which countries are trying anything new and innovative in warfare?

Sure. For my money, all eyes should be on Cyprus.

That island in the Mediterranean? Whatever for?

They base their defense tactics on classic cartoons, which of course is brilliant.

Here you can see they’ve spread bananas all around their perimeter. The enemy army charges in, the heels meet the peels, and anybody who’s ever watched Looney Tunes knows what happens next.

Um, I see. And what if the enemy attacks by air?

What’s the matter with you, anyway? You’ve never seen “Daffy Duck and the Custard Pie Catapult?”

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Bananas lie at the main entrance to a court in the Cypriot capital Nicosia March 23, 2009. Cypriots converged on the courts on Monday to protest the acquittal on March 22 of 10 police officers charged with brutality against two civilians. Demonstrators took bananas to the court, which was defaced over the weekend when perpetrators threw black paint at the colonial building. The bananas are a symbolic gesture to drive home their claim the verdict makes the EU member state look like a banana republic. REUTERS/ Andreas Manolis

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