Friday, March 25, 2005

Assisted Suicide

Major K. writing from Iraq clues us in to the fact that suicide bombers are rarely brave souls who are throwing their lives away for their cause. In fact most of the time they're unwitting chumps who are asked to drive a vehicle containing a remotely controlled explosive device:

«The dirty little secret of the Islamo-fascists is that many of these car bombs are not the suicide sacrifice that they tell of in their recruiting propaganda. All too frequently, the driver of many of these vehicles is unaware that he is doing anything more than smuggling supplies through a checkpoint or planting a car bomb for later detonation. These murderers are often driving not far behind the VBIED with a remote control detonation device. The bomb is detonated as soon as the vehicle gets close enough to the target, or, as in many cases, the device is about to be discovered and the mission compromised at a checkpoint. The checkpoint becomes a target of opportunity, no matter how many innocents are there. We refer to this as a Kervorkian, or an assisted suicide bombing.»

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