January 21, 2010

CRUSADERS AND THEIR SWORDS:

Row over 'biblical' weapons in Afghanistan (Brendan Nicholson, 1/22/10, The Australian)

AUSTRALIAN special forces soldiers are using gunsights with biblical references etched on to them as they fight the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.

The ADF has several hundred of the sights, which are prized by elite troops for their accuracy over long range.

Their use by US, British and New Zealand troops has raised alarm among military leaders that it could reinforce views among extremists that the West is waging a crusade against Islam.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2010 3:29 PM
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