Saturday, 28 June 2014
If you don't laugh you will surely cry.
Victims of psychopath dictators, the worst excesses of religious maniacs or the inept interventions of over armed and under informed western powers, there seems no end to the misery endured by the the people of the Middle East. One incident that would have been laughable had the consequences not been so tragic, was the massive scam pulled off by multi-millionaire con-man James McCormack. This so called "British businessman" sold £40 million of completely useless bogus "bomb detectors" to the Iraqi authorities and thousands of innocent people lost their lives as the result of undetected explosives being waved through checkpoints. When McCormack was exposed and sent down for ten years we might have thought that we had heard the last of a piece of kit that had been the rounds of the murky world of pseudo science for some time and had been sold as a golf ball finder prior to being a bomb detector. Unfortunately the very same piece of junk has resurfaced once again, this time being marketed by the ever entrepreneurial Egyptian Army as, of all things, a cure for AIDS and hepatitis C. Interesting but disturbing article here. First as tragedy - then as farce.