25 February 2006

At least he's not competing for a Darwin Award

[source, source]

A Sudanese man has been forced to take a goat as his “wife”, after he was caught having sex with the animal.

The goat’s owner, Mr Alifi, said he surprised the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders. They ordered the man, Mr Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Mr Alifi.

Actually, I would have voted for that myself. Very appropriate. But maybe, to fit in better with the neighbors, he should look at moving to Washington State.

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Talk about a two for one deal!

[source, source]

If the United States launches an attack on Iran, the Islamic republic will retaliate with a military strike on Israel’s main nuclear facility.

Dr. Abasi, an advisor to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, said Tehran would respond to an American attack with strikes on the Dimona nuclear reactor and other strategic Israeli sites such as the port city of Haifa and the Zakhariya area.

So, if we bombed Iran, we would also get to shoot down their airforce? What are we waiting for?

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Via Tim Blair

Since a new reporting system was introduced last year, the UN has investigated—wait for it—295 complaints of sexual abuse against its amusingly-named peacekeeping forces. Further cases are expected:

It could take several more years to reform the system fully, says Jordan’s UN envoy who last year urged changes.

In 2005 the UN admitted that allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN staff had more than doubled—but, as enlightened and sensitive UN officials pointed out, there is often a fine line between forced and willing sex.

The last link is worth quoting as well:

UN regulations for soldiers usually forbid sex with anyone under 18 and forced prostitution. But often officials found there was a fine line between forced and willing sex. [emphasis added]

And yet people say “[UN Ambassador John] Bolton is trying to destroy the UN” as if it were an insult.

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