April 05, 2002
Austin Bay

Austin Bay has an interesting thought in an op-ed piece in today's Chron. He notes the payouts to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers as well as the counterfeiting equipment that the IDF found, and asks the obvious question:

Of course, some of the cash must filter through the fingers of the Palestinian Authority. Israelis claim to have found a counterfeiting press in Ramallah -- one for faking shekels, not dollars. Shekels, however, are the local hard currency. One wonders if a few martyr families have been slipped plug nickels in exchange for a kamikaze child.

If it's ever happened, the irony would be amazing.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 05, 2002 to Around the world