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Boing Boing: Buy tanks and guns to be melted down for African farm-implements

i don’t know why i feel so skeptical about this project. something just seems a little fishy… but i guess it could be an interesting idea if it is true.

i think it is just the whole idea of promoting the purchase of more weapons for a country already devasted by years of conflict, even if there is a humanitarian objective behind it, is slightly naive.

yes they say that blacksmiths are going to convert them into farm utensils. but something tells me that, unless the weapon is already completely useless, the majority of them are not going to end up being used to help plant next years maize crop.

but then i don’t know the whole story, so maybe i should just stay quiet.:)