Monkeys with Machine Guns

    The journalists at China’s Peoples Daily appear to be even less informed about guns than your average American journalist. Yesterday they reported that the Taliban were training monkeys to operate AK-47 rifles and Bren light machine guns.

    Recently, a British journalist went to Pakistan and Afghanistan border of Waziristan’s tribal region where he witnessed a few of the monkey soldiers armed with an AK-47 rifle and Bren light machine gun. Taliban militants in the past have strictly kept the program secret.

    The Infinite monkey theorem states that if you give a million monkeys a million typewriters they will eventually produce the complete works of Shakespeare. I say that if you give a million monkeys a million AK-47s all that you will end up with is a lot of dead monkeys.

    [ Many thanks to Rolf for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!