There are differing accounts on how many were killed that Baghdad attack today, but CNN reports an unspeakably awful and cruel aspect to the attack: The terrorists use remotely-triggered bomb vests that they had put on mentally disabled women, one of whom suffered from Down Syndrome. They were unwitting and unwilling bomb carriers.
The bombs killed at least 98 people and wounded more than 200 at two popular pet markets on the holiest day of the week for Muslims, authorities said.
In both bombings, the attackers were mentally disabled women whose explosive belts were remotely detonated, Gen. Qasim Atta, spokesman for Baghdad’s security plan, told state television.
An aide to Atta said that people referred to the bomber at central Baghdad’s al-Ghazl market as the “crazy woman” and that the bomber at a second market had an unspecified birth disability.
“Demonic” is right.
“By targeting innocent Iraqis, they show their true demonic character,” said Lt. Col. Steve Stover, spokesman for the Multi-National Division-Baghdad.
“They care nothing for the Iraqi people; they want to subjugate them and forcefully create a greater Islamic sharia state,” he said, referring to Islamic law.
The use of mentally disabled bomb carriers isn’t new; it’s happened before in Iraq. The use of women in these attacks isn’t new either, nor is detonating the bombs against the carrier’s will. In Chechen Jihad, Yousef Bodansky reports on the Beslan massacre in much detail. According to Bodansky, there were several Black Widow terrorists involved, and after an accidental explosion might free hundreds of the child hostages being held inside that school, the Black Widows refused orders from their male counterparts to shoot the fleeing children. The Black Widows were wearing bomb vests, and the male terrorists responded to the refusal to shoot the children by detonating those bomb vests. That of course killed the Widows and everyone near them. I have no sympathy for the Black Widow terrorists, but I bring all of this up to point out the true brutality at work in the jihad. It’s ghastly.
I also bring all of this up in the hope that liberal readers might finally extract their craniums from their backsides and realize that whatever you think of Bush, he’s not the problem. He didn’t start the war and he’s not the cause of the jihad. Animals of the type who would blow up innocent mentally disabled women to kill scores of other innocent people cannot be reasoned with. There’s nothing to talk over with people like that. They live in a state of violent depravity that puts them beyond reason barring some massive change in their own minds. We infidels aren’t going to make that chance by playing nice. We have to defeat them.