Quicky: Nun Brokered Electro-Shock Batons
No I haven’t been watching really strange Internet pornos, just reading the New Statesman.
A few months ago I watched a 16-year-old schoolgirl, Ellie, from Oxford, phone a tank manufacturer in Romania. Ellie was part of a group of British students who formed their own arms company and ran it once a week at lunchtime.
“I want to chat to someone about a tank,” she said. “What kind of tank?” asked an uncertain eastern European voice.
“A TR-85 M1.”
“You want a price?”
“Yes, that would be great.”
A month later and Ellie’s arms company was quoted a guide price of 2.5m for the tank (CD players and cup holders are extra).
I would have expected the CD players to be included but that’s probably just me. Thanks to NoahShachtman/ DefenseTech you too can enjoy the humorous side of arms dealing.
On the one hand, teenage arms dealing is probably better then a career in porn (or as a Congressional page). But on the other hand, while reading the article, I couldn’t help thinking that arms dealing seems to be a really easy way to make money…
Hmm… Do I know any nuns?