The Terror Chess Set: Taliban And World Trade Center Included

chessHow terrorist attacks have become a game. The Telegraph reports:

The Terror Chess sets feature hand-painted Taliban militants with a woman in a burka as the queen.

In the British set, the king is Tony Blair and the queen is the Queen, while the rook is Big Ben.

Jeffrey Train, a 48-year-old former Canadian soldier who designed the figures, said he had sold around 1,500 sets, mainly as souvenirs to troops serving in the 140,000-strong international coalition in Afghanistan.

In the American set they are replaced by Barack Obama, the Statue of Liberty and the twin towers of the World Trade Centre.

Ranged against the insurgents are soldiers from a choice of coalition countries including American, Canada and Britain.

[Continues at The Telegraph]

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  • SF2K01

    How have terrorist attacks become like a game because they took figures and placed them on a chess board? Chess has often been used to show the art of strategy and involves two sides. If anything it highlights the inherent factional conflict.

    • Grooveboss

      well said 

  • Anonymous

    How have terrorist attacks become like a game because they took figures and placed them on a chess board? Chess has often been used to show the art of strategy and involves two sides. If anything it highlights the inherent factional conflict.

  • Grooveboss

    well said 

  • O. Spengler

    It’s The Telegraph, not The Guardian.

  • O. Spengler

    It’s The Telegraph, not The Guardian.