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Fight Against Maturity

Whoa, man! You need a shower!

There’s more at Wired.com

Possibly because of excitement over the Russia-Georgia conflict last month, little attention was given to a new development in chemical warfare – the first use by the Israeli police of a new, smelly weapon to disperse demonstrators:

Israeli police say the new crowd-control method, which they call a “skunk bomb,” was used for the first time Friday in the village of Naalin. Palestinians have been holding almost daily protests against a security barrier that Israel is building in the area.

Israeli police say a water-spraying device showered the liquid on the demonstrators, forcing most to rush off to change their clothes.

The weapons are described as an improvement over the rubber bullets and tear gas used previously, and “medical and legal authorities approved the use of the foul-smelling liquid.”

September 21, 2008 - Posted by | Big stink | ,

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