posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 03:11 AM
The following is an article that I believe very accurately addresses the approach we should take on this "war on terrorism". I feel that we
definitely need more "General Pershing's" in our country's leadership positions. Definitely a good read.
Strict Muslim tradition holds that any Muslim who comes in contact with a pig before dying will be denied access to heaven.
"If bags of pig lard will prevent zealous Moslem terrorists from carrying out attacks, I'm all for it," said Deputy Internal Security Minister
Ya'acov Edri (Likud) in response to the plan.
In October, former Chief Rabbi Mordehai Eliyahu and Kiryat Arba's Chief Rabbi Dov Lior gave their endorsement to a proposal to test the use of wild
pigs in detecting terrorist infiltrators and explosives in West Bank communities.
The idea is not a new one.
Just before World War I, General 'Blackjack' Pershing was stationed in the Philippines, where he was ordered to put down an Islamic insurgency
Pershings troops captured fifty terrorists and had them tied to posts for execution.
Pershing ordered his men to slaughter two pigs in front of the now horrified terrorists. The soldiers soaked their bullets in pigs blood in full view
of the fifty condemned terrorists.
Using the pig-soaked bullets, they executed forty-nine of them by firing squad. They dug a big hole, dumped in the bodies of the terrorists, and
covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc., and covered over the grave.
Pershing let the fiftieth terrorist go. There wasn't another Islamic terrorist incident for forty-two years.
[Edited on 22-3-2004 by StarChild]