New Zealanders Won’t Fight Our War In Afghanistan With The Christ-Themed Guns We Gave Them

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New Zealand, the “Australia of the South Pacific,” is very upset with the guns its troops are using in Afghanistan. The American-made guns feature inscriptions that refer to passages in the Bible. Reports the Washington Post: “Markings included ‘JN8:12,’ a reference to John 8:12: ‘Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’” This is all part of our country’s famous “democratize by numbers” strategy for Afghanistan.

Imagine all this, said in an Australian accent or whatever:

New Zealand defense force spokesman Maj. Kristian Dunne said that Trijicon would be instructed to remove the inscriptions from further orders of the gun sights for New Zealand and that the letters would be removed from gun sights already in use by troops.

“The inscriptions … put us in a difficult situation. We were unaware of it and we’re unhappy that the manufacturer didn’t give us any indication that these were on there,” Dunne said. “We deem them to be inappropriate.”

Hilarious, right? Anyway, New Zealand is being downright un-American.

[Washington Post]

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