Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Iran to give $250 million to Hamas

Iran has announced that it will help to support the Palestinian Authority (read: Hamas) with a $250 million donation. That sets me to wondering what Hamas might do with its $250 million.

After noodling around for awhile, I find that in some of the world's hot spots, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, East LA etc., one can purchase a dirt cheap Chinese-made AK47 (stamped metal working parts as opposed to machined parts as in Czech-made weapons) for as little a $50 US funds - cash - no questions asked. Now, if Hamas entered the AK47 market with bundles of Mullah moolah, the prices would increase. This in spite of the fact that there are an estimated 30-50 million AK47's of one version or another floating around out there. Let's say, for arguments sake, the prices would double. So, Hamas could easily buy, oh, 1,000,000 AK47's for about $100,000,000, US funds. That would leave Hamas with enough weapons to arm every male, female and as-yet-unresolved resident of Gaza over the age of, uh, 4 years who doesn't already have one with an AK47 and leave Hamas with $150,000,000 US funds in change.

Now, the cheapest price I can find on the net for 7.62x39 ammo is $75/1000 rounds. Hamas can buy about 2,000,000,000 (2 billion) 7.62x39 cartridges with their remaining $150 million. The Jews don't have to worry too much about the Palestinians hurling a sleet storm of 2 billion rounds at them across the fence, however. The Palestinians like to fire their rifles into the air to celebrate their weddings as well as the funerals of their martyrs who just took an Israeli rocket up the kazoo, all the while vowing revenge on Israeli pizza parlors. Let's say the celebrants fire an average of 10 rounds into the air for every celebration. I would think that 4 celebrations per week of these types would not be an overly estimated estimation, would you?

So, 4 celebrations per week per rifle at 10 rounds per celebration is, um, 4 x 10 x 1,000,000, or 40,000,000 rounds per week per 50 weeks (no shooting during Ramadan or the Haj, of course) means that the Palestinians would expend their entire ammo purchase in just lobbing lead into the air.

They'll need more money - and helmets.

7.62 x 39 Ammo - $75/1000

Helmet fashioned from scrap metal left over after passing of Israeli bulldozer -$0.00 ea.

Mujahadeenette with Chinese made AK47 via Mogadishu via Chechnya via Afghanistan via wherever - $100 ea.

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