Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Children Used in Car Bombs

Mentally retarded children were used as bomb delivery systems during the Iraqi Constituional Referendum. Now the bad guys are using normal children as decoys, too. Part of the deal is to be blown up with the car bomb.

Insurgents in Iraq detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after US soldiers let it through a Baghdad checkpoint over the weekend, a senior US military official said Tuesday.

The vehicle was stopped at the checkpoint but was allowed through when soldiers saw the children in the back, said Major General Michael Barbero of the Pentagon's Joint Staff.

"Children in the back seat lowered suspicion. We let it move through. They parked the vehicle, and the adults ran out and detonated it with the children in the back," Barbero said.

The general said it was the first time he had seen a report of insurgents using children in suicide bombings. But he said Al-Qaeda in Iraq is changing tactics in response to the tighter controls around the city.

A US defense official said the incident occurred on Sunday in Baghdad's Adhamiyah district, a mixed neighborhood adjacent to Sadr City, which is predominantly Shiite.

After going through the checkpoint, the vehicle parked next to a market across the street from a school, said the official, who asked not to be identified.

"And the two adults were seen to get out of the vehicle, and run from the vehicle, and then followed by the detonation of the vehicle," the official said.

"It killed the two children inside as well as three other civilians in the vicinity. So, a total of five killed, seven injured," the official said.

Officials here said they did not know who the children were or their relationship to the two adults who fled the scene. They had no information about their ages or genders.

"The brutality and the ruthlessness of this enemy hasn't changed," said Barbero, deputy director of regional operations of the Joint Staff. "
They are just interested in slaughtering Iraqi civilians, to be very honest."
Damn the Muslim scum who can do this. Damn the liberal scum who will justify it.


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dcat said...

Yeah I saw it at ITM's comments tonight Indigo!

Shows what we are dealing with! The sick pricks!

dcat said...

this is what I read.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Yeah, and somehow, last weekend's protestors perceive us as the "bad guys" over there.

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