Rule 5 Friday: guns and bikinis edition

July 13, 2012

Now this is an army!

The Daily Mail explains:

Standing confidently on the beach, with a rifle casually slung over her shoulder, you would think twice about knocking over this woman’s sandcastle.   

The bikini-clad subject is thought to be a solider and a member of the highly-trained Israeli Defence Forces. 

Since the surprising photo, snapped in Tel Aviv, was posted on the internet it has gone viral with many users reacted with shock at seeing such a hostile weapon on a sunny beach.

Some internet users were perplexed as to why the woman in the photo would be at the beach with a rifle- which does not appear to have a magazine loaded – but not in her uniform.

But other users were quick to point out there could have been practical reasons for the solider to take the weapon to the beach.

Under Israeli military regulations, if members take their weapon out from their military base they must keep them near at all times.

Once again, the Babes of Democracy rule. (Here, too.)

PS: There actually is a roleplaying game called “Macho Women With Guns.”

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Viva las chicas de la democracía!

June 30, 2006

From Publius Pundit via Instapundit:

Over 100,000 people demonstrated for regional autonomy yesterday in Santa Cruz province, Bolivia, against the extreme leftism of the country’s president, Evo Morales, aka “Hugo Chavez’s sock puppet.”  While the demonstration had a serious purpose, protesting for the defense of liberty and free market economics against an all-powerful state, it also made me wonder again about one of the more striking features of democratic revolts around the world: the babes of democracy!

 

First Iraq, then Ukraine, then Lebanon, and now Bolivia — How can the cause of human liberty lose with hot chicas like these on our side?

UPDATE: The Washington Post covers the demonstration here.

Edit: Repaired broken photo link, 07/13/2012