Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Wonder Where They Learned This Trick?

I guess, in war, or revolutions, you either have to win, or die.

Otherwise, you get hit with a bill.

Here's a good head-shaker for you;

Iranian military said to charge family of dead son 'bullet fee'

The family of Kaveh Alipour, a 19-year-old Iranian killed amidst protests in Tehran, was allegedly charged a "bullet fee" by Iranian security forces, according to a report Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal.

"Upon learning of his son's death, the elder Mr. Alipour was told the family had to pay an equivalent of $3,000 as a "bullet fee"—a fee for the bullet used by security forces—before taking the body back," relatives purportedly told the Journal.

Details of Alipour's death remain unclear -- he was apparently not part of the protests and may have been killed in crossfire.
Because the slain Kaveh Alipour was an innocent bystander, is there a discount? ... Does the family get to haggle? ... Can the family go out to eBay, or Overstock, find a suitable replacement bullet, and, would the Iranian Regime accept that as payment?

Before you shake you head too much, where did we hear of something like this before?

Hmmmm ...

Oh yeah, The Bush Grindhouse!

Pentagon Demands Wounded Soldier Return Re-enlistment Bonus
Just in time for the holidays, there's a special place in Hell just waiting to be filled by some as-yet-unknown Pentagon bureaucrat. Apparently, thousands of wounded soldiers who served in Iraq are being asked to return part of their enlistment bonuses -- because their injuries prevented them from completing their tours.
From Pittsburgh's KDKA;
A few months later Fox was sent home. His injuries prohibited him from fulfilling three months of his commitment. A few days ago, he received a letter from the military demanding nearly $3,000 of his signing bonus back.

"I tried to do my best and serve my country. I was unfortunately hurt in the process. Now they're telling me they want their money back," he explained.
These dwarfs, finks, phonies and frauds don't miss a trick, do they ...

It's like Joe Pesci said in Casino, "Always the dollars ... Always the fuckin' dollars ..."

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