Thursday, July 16, 2009

... and the winner is...

The People's Liberation Army! There are almost lethal doses of irony in giving that name to your military, and then immediately sending them around to subjugate the fuck out of your neighbors in a colonial exercise that would impress even the blackened heart of the most dedicated colonial oppressor. Here some paramilitary police march pass two Uighurs after the recent riots in Xinjiang:

Don't our Uighur friends look delighted to have been thus liberated? I guess if we use the Limbaugh school of thought it's perfectly fine to do this to them, though- if they so much as voice a complaint about getting arbitrarily executed by the government they simultaneously justify future oppression.

I'm sure there are other militaries with outstandingly ironic names- anyone aware of any?

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