Geopolitical Darwin Awards

Thomas Shaddack shaddack at
Tue Sep 21 00:33:24 PDT 2004

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004, James A. Donald wrote:

> I don't recall the American revolutionaries herding children
> before them to clear minefields, nor surrounding themselves
> with children as human shields.

Using children to clear minefields has its logic. They are often not heavy 
enough to trigger the mine, and they often fear less, which both makes 
them more successful and more willing to do the job.

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