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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

So much for that Wall

I feel so bored writing this, since this blog seems to have become a Terrorist Bombing Tally website, but the suicide bombing that occured yesterday in Netanya, Israel- on the eve of an Israeli withdrawel from 22 settlements- is interesting for 3 main reasons: 1) It showed that the Security Wall isn't enough to secure Israelis. It got breached. There are apparently other ways in. 2) The responses of the leaders: Sharon did not comment or stop the withdrawel, and instead opted to remain on schedule, while Palestinian PM Abbas blasted the bombers, and actually calling them traitors and working against palestinian interests. The man, it seems, is not a complete moron after all. 3) There was a second suicide-bomber an hour before the Netanya attack, but an unwilling one at that. He was a palestinains whom they accused of being a collaborator and thus been abducted and chained to the wheel of his vehicle and forced him to drive a pick-up loaded with cooking Gas canisters into a West Bank settlement. Again to show you that not all of those suicide bombings are suicide bombings as I have said here before, and that appearences can be deceiving.


At 7/13/2005 09:34:00 PM, Anonymous Tina said...

That has happened a lot in Iraq too. There have been some who managed to survive to tell the tale.

One of the most interesting tales was the Saudi who didn't even know he was supposed to be a suicide bomber. He was told to deliver the fuel truck (which he knew was rigged to explode) and park it. Only when he got there, before he could get out it exploded. The guy was horribly burned but survived. When they interviewed him he actually said he felt betrayed!


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