Friday, October 19, 2007

You Gotta Love It, Friday Edition, Dateline: Burma

Well, with things on the home front (follow-up Doc visit) keeping me from being fully engaged today, we go to the lighter side tonight ...

And you gotta love it!

Activists send female underwear to Burmese embassies

Activists exasperated at the failure of diplomacy to apply pressure on Burma's military regime are resorting to a new means of protest against the regime's recent crackdown: sending female underwear to Burmese embassies.

Embassies in the UK, Thailand, Australia and Singapore have all been targeted by the "Panties for Peace" campaign, co-ordinated by an activist group based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

"Not only are they brutal, but they are also very superstitious. They believe that touching a woman's pants or sarong will make them lose their strength," Ms Pollack told Guardian Unlimited.
Too bad J. Edgar Hoover wasn't still around, to give the Junta's security some assistance ... I'm sure he'd want to personally investigated all the evidence ...

Or the surprises of surprises ... Who knew that Britney Spears was into activism? ...

Bonus Link

Breaking News! Burma Junta Contracting Blackwater For Internal Security; Could Mean Exit From Iraq For Embattled Mercenary Firm; Radio's Limbaugh Charges "Phony Monks" Stirring Up Trouble

Rudy ... How's about giving up a pair, or two, for the good cause?

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