Eaglie's Aviary

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Most Unnecessarily Depressing Kicker of the Week

In an article about the capabilities of the Chinese military, it really is this kind of world.

The kicker:

The town had only a single electrical generator, and the troops had no power tools. At the Yingxiu Primary School, the soldiers dug with their hands. Some children could be heard singing under the rubble, the reporter said, presumably to keep their spirits up.

A day later, the singing stopped.