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From today’s politricks.
Apparently, Israelis use “shit bombs” for crowd control against Palestinians. The shit bombs are water canons with chemicals smelling like shit, and the smell can stay for days even after taking shower. Though they have been effective against Palestinians, a recent application in crowd control in India showed Indians are a unique lot

[SIZE=6]‘Smelly Bombs’ Imported From Israel Are Not Stinky Enough To Work In India, Says CRPF[/SIZE]

With pellets guns, used last year on protestors in Kashmir, leaving many dead and blinded, the government has decided to try out non-lethal weapons in the Valley. So it imported ‘stink bombs’ from Israel.

If you’re wondering what’s so lethal about these arsenals, here’s the lowdown.

The bombs, which can be sprayed from water cannons, smell like decomposed bodies and raw sewage.

Yup. Try imagining that.

What’s more, the smell is so strong that it takes days to fade even after multiple showers.

All in all, it’s supposed to be a pretty effective weapon. As this report in the [I]Hindustan Times[/I] says, Israeli security forces have been using these bombs on Palestinian protesters through water cannons since 2008. And it has worked wonders so far.

Naturally, Indian security forces were pretty hopeful it would work in India too.

So the CRPF, which has 60,000 personnel deployed in Kashmir to assist the local police in maintaining law and order and conduct counter-terrorism operations, decided to try out ‘Skunk’, the stinky bomb.

“We have used chilli grenades, plastic shell tear smoke, stun grenades, colour-smoke grenades, rubber bullets, dye-marker grenades with skin irritant and multi-tier tear-gas launchers, but they did not yield the desired result,” a home ministry official [URL=‘’]told The

But turns out, even with the stink bombs, the ministry didn’t factor in one opponent: the Great Indian Nose.

Most ordinary Indians are surrounded by all kinds of foul smell since the day they are born and spend a lifetime negotiating various odours – at home, on the streets, on public transport, sometimes even at workplaces. No surprise they have a very high tolerance for stench.

So, when the CRPF forces conducted a test with these bombs in Delhi on a ‘captive crowd’, consisting of their own personnel and the general public, no one moved an inch.

“Maybe Indians have a higher threshold of tolerating stench,” an crestfallen official, who was a part of the test, had to admit.

Again, who’s surprised? And, more importantly, WHY?

India generates about 60 million tonnes of trash every year. As Sunita Narain, director of the non-governmental Centre for Science and Environment, has memorably put it: “We are drowning in our excreta.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan wants to clean up India, but many of us are yet to make a start even at our own homes. Landfills in cities and towns are overflowing, public toilets smell like the deepest pits of hell, and most of us don’t think twice before we dump garbage on the streets – as long as it’s away from our own home sweet home.

What hope could a sad stink bomb have against such hardy noses that are used to inhaling far malodorous fumes?[/URL]



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Ganges is full of dead bodies and shit, they’re definitely used to smelling and swimming in stink.


that is one special lot


Also wouldnt be effective on kenyans…

Especially in Kibera.
Non effective.


I dont know why i think they would run towards it instead…:D:D

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so true, kwanza Quora wao huniudhi

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Tunaomboleza Msando na nyinyi mko hapa mkinusa mavi ? Nini mbaya na viumbe wengine ? !

This says more about you, than the people of Kibera.

How about trying it out on u to prove its efficacy here?

I am not a crowd…

Lol! But a crowd is comprised of a large number of people like u.

Not people like me…there arent any other persons like me…that aside, its only violent crowds that provoke the use of such methods…