Tuesday, August 15, 2006

louder than bombs

As chaos engulfs the Holy Land, The Lord Almighty reveals proof of a higher a power...and a wicked sense of humor:

The breast job that saved a life
Hospital: Shrapnel from rocket lodged in implants, sparing Israeli woman

JERUSALEM - An Israeli woman's breast implants saved her life when she was wounded in a Hezbollah rocket attack during Israel's war with the Lebanese group, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.

Doctors found shrapnel embedded in the silicone implants, just inches from the 24-year-old’s heart.

Also, we'd like pictures please. For, um, research purposes.

In other twisted-but-hilarious-it's-so-sad-it's-funny news from that region:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Nahed Ghurani worried that naming his new son Hezbollah might cause the boy problems when he grows up. But young Hezbollah Ghurani won’t be the only Palestinian in this predicament.

In a spasm of celebration for Hezbollah’s monthlong battle against Israel, many parents in Gaza City have named their children after the Islamic militant group and its leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah.


“It’s a hope for victory that encourages women to do this,” maternity ward nurse Fiza Zaanin said.

“Just like when women named their children Saddam when he promised to destroy Israel,” she explained, referring to ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein who launched missiles at Israel during the first Gulf War.

Thanks, crazy moms. I wonder what those kids are gonna grow up to be.

I hope the kids rebel. Giving these young'uns hate-filled names might be just the thing that finally drives them to become peaceniks. Out of spite, of course. It would be awesome if one of them grew up to lead a successful peace movement.

"Now accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Hamas Jihad."