The Bad Guys

From today’s New York Times:

BAGHDAD, March 20 — Insurgents detonated a bomb in a car with two children in it after using the children as decoys to get through a military checkpoint in Baghdad, an American general said Tuesday.

Speaking at a news briefing at the Pentagon, Maj. Gen. Michael Barbaro, deputy director for regional operations at the Joint Staff, said American soldiers had stopped the car at the checkpoint but had allowed it to pass after seeing the two children in the back seat.

“Children in the back seat lower suspicion,” he said, according to a transcript. “We let it move through. They parked the vehicle. The adults run out and detonate it with the children in back.”

General Barbaro offered no further details.

That human beings should be capable of such a thing is almost beyond belief, or at least ought to be. When they got out of the car before blowing it up, why couldn’t they have taken the children with them?

I confidently await the storm of outrage and condemnation that the Muslim world will hurl upon these vicious men for such an atrocity.


  1. Eugene says

    Will they? The irony from Jihad is Allah will know his sheep. So the innocent died in such an atrocity will enter Heaven, and people like me will go to hell without question.

    The problem is we will never get feedback about Hell or Heaven from the innocent and the infidels at the current days, after all prophets, saints disappeared in last 400 years. So until all Muslims/Christians understand the last sentence to make the existing world the only better place to live. we probably need to patiently wait until next nuclear blast that send everyone to his/her final destination.

    Posted March 22, 2007 at 10:37 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    OK! Fortunately we have lots of reading material to pass the time.

    Seriously, though, if those children were left in the car on the belief that they would be better off in Paradise, we are dealing with a truly toxic set of memes here (as if we didn’t already know). I hardly think this is mainstream Islam; so where’s the outrage? Two days now, and not a peep, but there were riots around the world after those cartoons were published.

    Posted March 22, 2007 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
  3. Eugene says

    I guess the reason why no outrage happens anywhere in Muslim world is because of the self-denial mind set among mainstream Muslims. In fact, same mind set among Fundamental Christians and Jews. I guess their algorithms in face of such events is
    (suppose Muslim context, replace Pentagon to Antichrist, or Anti-Israeli)

    1. The news is broken off in Pentagon, the big Satan’s military machine.
    2. Big Satan says some Muslim did something bad or evil deed/crime, completely impossible for
    a muslim to do.
    3. Big Satan always lies.
    4. from above, the whole thing is lie.

    Until people sits down, checks the facts, forget the stories and looks at the consistency of logic. I guess we are waiting for
    pig to fly. (Hey Roger Waters! Leave the pig alone)

    Posted March 23, 2007 at 12:58 am | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    So you are saying that the reason for the absence of outrage on the part of Muslims is that the news comes from the Pentagon, and must be lies.

    While that may be a factor, I don’t think that’s the central issue here at all. I think there is tacit support for any act of defiance against the infidels, no matter how foul the means.

    Posted March 23, 2007 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  5. Eugene says

    Exactly, and that happens when U.S. is not enemy of Muslims! The same algorithm just substitutes the Pentagon into other infidel, whoever it is! I wonder the similar case happened in Muslim Rebellion against Qing Dynasty. Lacking of literatures about this on my part.

    Posted March 24, 2007 at 9:59 am | Permalink

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