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February 17, 2006

Israel's New Special-Forces Transport: Llamas

Always thinkin', those crafty Jews are:

After extensive tests, the uncomplaining work-horse animals were found to easily out-perform donkeys. What's more, they need refuelling only every other day.

Military sources said the Israel Army plans to use llamas for reconnaissance and combat missions in enemy territory, Middle East Newsline reported. They described the llama as ideal for special operations missions in Lebanon against the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah.

"The llama is a quiet and disciplined animal that can carry huge loads," a military source said. "Vehicles make noise and need roads and fuel. We've tried donkeys and they are not suitable for such missions."

One drawback: It's sort of conceal one's identity as a special forces soldier while riding a llama, given that Israel does not, in fact, border on Peru.


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