Friday, February 1, 2008


I am so angry that I cannot even think of a title for this post.

The news story about two mentally disabled women being used as human bombs in Iraq has me positively enraged. Terrorists strapped bombs on these women, sent them into a market, and blew them up by remote control. At least 98 were killed.

When I hear a troubling news story, I usually think about it a while, get pissed off a little, and then let it go - because, honestly, what exactly can I do about terrible things that happen half a world away?

But today, instead of feeling completely powerless, I might say a little prayer - with the hope that some wrathful god hears me.


BobG said...

Shows you how much respect they have for innocent human lives.

Carteach0 said...

Stories like that should make it clear what twisted paths humans can take.

We are not the least bit evolved beyond those who considered ovens and gas a reasonable answer to political problems.

Only slightly less worse are the apologists who try and explain away such behavior.

It's time to flush the gene pool again.

Mike W. said...

The cowards who used these women should suffer the worst torture imaginable.

I say they should be castrated. They can go meet their 72 virgins but they'll have no use for them.

phlegmfatale said...

Perhaps the fact that mentally handicapped women made it to adulthood among such men is less surprising than the fact that someone murdered them along with scores other innocents.

Lin M. said...

In the Islamic countries I have visited,women appeared to have no value other than possessions to bear children. A woman who is not perfect in some regard, has no value.

I've flown over there, and it's frightning, I could feel the HATE coming off of them in waves, even though they had to treat me with courtesy because I was delivering an aircraft they were waiting for.

I thank God every day I wake up in this country.

Weetabix said...

Apparently, they tried to get Bhutto once by loading a baby up with bombs. Bhutto missed getting killed because she's just gotten back into her limo.

It's not "we," Carteach. It's "they."

Ride Fast said...

The Viet Min (or Viet Cong) did that crap, too, during the Nam War. 'Cept they would use prisoners they got too stoned to understand what they were doing. Usually women, sometimes children.