Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
Insomnia
insomnia

Dial a DOA.

Here's one potential reason why the US-led coalition provisional authority in Iraq may be dragging their feet in approving mobile phone contracts in Iraq... Not only could mobile phones provide resistance fighters with a better communication network, they have also been used by some resistance fighters as detonators for improvised explosive devices.

By hooking the ringing mechanisms of mobile phones up to a detonator, the resistance have been able to set off explosives on demand at with significantly less risk. Currently, mobile phones are a rarity in Iraq. However, with more mobile phones out there, it would provide resistance fighters with a near-exhaustable supply of advanced detonators.

As you might suspect, finding explosives to go along with the detonators isn't much of a problem over there...
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