party-run propaganda outlet People's Daily finally has an ally to
support its thoroughly debunked
claim that the Taliban is training monkeys for war
against the U.S. and NATO. The newspaper last week "reported" that the
Taliban had taught monkeys to use AK-47s against American troops, which
the story claimed would also "arouse
Western animal protectionists to pressure their governments to withdraw
troops from Afghanistan."
A NATO spokesperson responded,
"We have absolutely nothing that leads us to believe that this tale
could be even remotely based in reality." Then how do you explain this
video, NATO? Produced by Taiwanese news service NMA News, this digital
imagining of the Taliban jihad monkeys should convince even the greatest
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