Different River

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June 10, 2005

Forced to be a “suicide” bomber

Filed under: — Different River @ 1:01 am

Clayton Cramer reports on evidence that at least some of the “suicide bombers” in Iraq are being tied and/or bound with tape to their car-bombs:

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Iraqi insurgents appear to be forcing some followers to commit suicide car bombings by tying or binding them inside explosive-carrying vehicles, the commanding general of allied security forces in Baghdad said Wednesday.

“In one case, Iraqi police found pieces of a car after it exploded which included an accelerator pedal that had the suicide bomber’s foot still taped to it, so that you can’t chicken out and leave,” Maj. Gen. William G. Webster told reporters in a video conference from Baghdad.

“We’ve found some people who were literally tied or taped to the steering wheel, reported by Iraqis who saw them just before detonation with their hands tied to the steering wheel,” he said.

As Clayton points out:

These bombs are probably remote controlled–after forcing the drivers in at gunpoint, I would guess that the “insurgents” tape them in place so that they can’t get out very quickly. If it takes more than a second or two to exit the car, that is enough time for the guy holding the remote control to set off the bomb.

In other words, they’re being forced to kill themselves, and to take others with them.
The remote control ensures they can’t kill their captors instead of innocent Iraqis or Americans. I’m not sure this counts as “suicide” bombing, actually — the “bomber” doesn’t really want to die.

Clayton also points out that Michael Moore called the Iraqi terrorists the moral equivalent of the Minutemen. He also asks,

Why does the left love these people so much? Because the left has a long history of making excuses for mass murder.

The left in America and Europe has indeed made excuses for — and in some case outwardly supported — the mass murder of Lenin in the 1920s, Stalin in the 1930s, Mao in the 1950s, Fidel Castro in the 1960s, Pol Pot in the 1970s, and Daniel Ortega in the 1980s, and Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and 2000s, and the Islamofascist Wahabbi “insurgents” in Iraq today. Meanwhile, they were utterly silent about the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s, and are ramping up for a campaign against intervention in Darfur right now. How anyone can think — or for that matter, could have thought at any time in the last 80 years — that the left has the moral high ground is utterly beyond me.

The moral bankruptcy of the left is exceeded only by the unspeakable cruelty of the Islamofascist terrorists.

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