An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
In another story that should undoubtedly make your blood pressure go up, a female suicide bomber takes her child to work.
Having spent this morning catching up on my weekend reading, I came across this Page 4 article from Friday’s New York Times. Here’s the lead paragraph: “BAGHDAD — At least 80 people died and 120 others were injured Thursday in three bombings, one by a female suicide bomber in Baghdad who, Iraqi officials said, held a young child’s hand as she set off her explosives among a group of women and children receiving emergency food aid.”
Even putting aside our baseline revulsion at terrorism, there are three especially hideous things that jump out from this:
1) A mother deliberately taking her (presumed) child with her as she immolates herself. For all the hundreds of suicide bombings that Iraq has already witnessed, this has got to be a first.
2) This was a line for food aid. Islamists have gone from attacking U.S. soldiers, to attacking Iraqi soldiers, to attacking police stations, to attacking the religious ceremonies of rival sects — on down the line of nihilism until, now, they are reduced to blowing up hungry people seeking sustenance.
3) This hideous crime was played on page four of The New York Times. And a quick scan of other media suggests it got similar B-rate treatment elsewhere. This sort of act would have been worth a worldwide banner headline a decade ago. But now, it’s just another demented Islamist senselessly slaughtering fellow Muslims. With her kid. Yawn.
Says a lot about the world we live in, doesn’t it?
These are the people the anointed one wants to sit down and talk with? These are the people that some on the left feel can be reasoned with? These are the people about who Rosie O’Donnell says “Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers.” Well guess what Rosie – you were right! This terrorist WAS a mother, who because of her beliefs, decided that an innocent child would never again see the light of day. These “mothers” and “fathers” have no other agenda but to kill those who don’t agree with them. But let’s not be afraid of them, shall we? After all, they probably came from a broken home/have “issues”/been abused. Isn’t that the mantra of the left? Everyone’s a victim? Except, in THIS case, the real victims were the people who were waiting in line for assistance, and the child that was holding the hand of someone he/she most likely trusted.
When will folks realize that these people don’t give two hoots about peace? They want what they want, and will kill anyone who stands in their way. So, while The One is bowing and scraping and apologizing for the country which he is supposed to be leading, our enemies are rubbing their hands together in glee – just waiting for the next opportunity. They have no interest in diplomatic relations – they’ve already vowed to kill all the infidels. And friends – that means me and you.