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Monday, July 08, 2013

 

The bar for "bloodbath" has been set awfully low

Footage broadcast by state TV showed Mursi supporters throwing rocks at soldiers in riot gear on one of the main roads leading to Cairo airport.

Young men, some carrying sticks, crouched behind a building, emerging to throw petrol bombs before retreating again.

State-run television showed soldiers carrying a wounded comrade along a rock-strewn road, and news footage zoomed in on a handful of protesters firing crude handguns during clashes.

What is a "crude handgun?"

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Crude handgun: A personal firearm purchased with OPEC oil money.

No, really, why can't that be right?
 
"Crude handgun: {n} any device that can be identified, however speciously, by 'journalists' as a firearm, so as to elevate the level of perceived violence in a context which said 'journalist' wishes to portray as violent."

Remember, they used to call them "Saturday Night Specials", back when they wanted to disarm the American-Africans who bought them for protection.
 
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