The Burmese military is facing an unexpected threat from female opponents to its regime - a deluge of panties dispatched to the country's embassies in a "in a culturally insulting gesture of protest" against its recent crackdown on protestors.
According to AP the Panties for Peace initiative is not merely symbolic, since the the group behind the campaign - Lanna Action for Burma - claims "superstitious generals, especially junta leader General Than Shwe... believe that contact with women's underwear saps them of power".
Gentlemen, now we know what the problem is. All these years, we've been trying to get into their panties, and all the time it was sapping us of our power.
For my lady readers (yes, I believe there are one or two) please support the Burmese people. Skin those things off and mail 'em to Gen. Shwe. (You don't need to send me an documentary evidence that you've done so. This isn't that kind of blog.)
And applause for Lanna Action for Burma. Ladies my...hat's...off to you.