Thank God For DST

The last post was a kvetch about Daylight Savings Time (particularly Amtrak’s idiotic reaction to it), but here’s an example of DST saving lives (scroll down)!

In September 1999, the Palestinian West Bank was on daylight saving time while Israel had just switched back to standard time. West Bank Palestinians prepared time bombs and smuggled them to Arab Israelis, who misunderstood the time on the bombs. As the bombs were being planted, they exploded—one hour too early—killing three terrorists instead of the intended victims—two busloads of people.

Close call… Thank God!

–YY

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