Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Gun Bazaar Of Pakistan

Suroosh Alvi uses his mom's connections to pass through the Khyber Pass into the Tribal Areas of Pakistan to see the largest illegal arms market in the world. The Daraa tribe believes in many sons and lots of guns. They get their guns from the bazaar, where any gun you want is made by hand in crude machine shops, a thousand guns per day. When they finish making one, they just walk out in the street or up to the roof to test it. That's why they need lots of sons. Safety is not the strong point of the gun bazaar.

Suroosh Alvi thinks this arms bazaar is proof that the Taliban, which acquires its weapons there, can never be beaten. However, I'm not quite convinced that the guns made in caves are of the same quality nor quantity of those of Western factories. Nor did I see any artillery nor tanks nor fighter jets nor warships being built there in the bazaar. Alvi is too easily impressed.

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Anonymous Will said...

"...these people live in caves and have no tongues..."

Sat Apr 28, 10:12:00 PM 2007  

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