Saudis have invented a "killer chip" - a small tracking device that can actually, on demand, kill the person it is implanted in. That sounds good on the surface. It would be useful to, say, to track a pedophile and then activate the deadly cyanide if he starts visiting school yards or nurseries...
But the media is so fascinated by the prospect of killing criminals on demand, they completely ignore the Saudis' own proud admission of the many other uses of this "killer chip" (emphasis mine):
The tiny electronic device, dubbed the "Killer Chip" by Swiss daily Tagesanzeiger, would be suited for tracking fugitives from justice, terrorists, illegal immigrants, criminals, political opponents, defectors, domestic help, and Saudi Arabians who don’t return home from pilgrimages [Ed: Apostates?].
"I apply for these reasons and for reasons of state security and the security of citizens," the statement reads.
This is frightening. That Saudi's would gloat over a device that could be used to kill escaped slaves. In 2009.
The Heavens weep.
(Cross-posted at Avid Editor's Insights)