A slight case of overbombing

As the old Sisters of Mercy album once put it. Except this time the aircraft are really bombing for peace – the Thai government is dropping vast quantities of origami cranes (birds not the engineering variety) as a peace gesture. One of the more unusual stories this week. Critics say it won’t do anything to calm troubles, but it would be nice to think it may. It certainly beats the sorts of bombs we’ve been dropping in a certain sandy land to ‘bring peace’.