A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Thursday, June 30, 2005

Surprise, surprise.

The media has finally caught up to something smart people (meaning Conservatives) have known for a long time: "Most Suicide Bombs in Iraq by Foreigners."

According to the article on Yahoo:
The vast majority of suicide attackers in Iraq are thought to be foreigners — mostly Saudis and other Gulf Arabs — and the trend has become more pronounced this year with North Africans also streaming in to carry out deadly missions, U.S. and Iraqi officials say.

Hmm, mostly Saudis, just like the men who evilly attacked the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and were on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11/01. Why don't liberals see the pattern?

Of course, the article continues by pointing out that there are exceptions and that some Iraqis have suicide (I prefer the term "homicide") bombed.
Since 2003, less than 10 percent of more than 500 suicide attacks have been carried out by Iraqis, according to one defense official. So far this year, there have been at least 213 suicide attacks — 172 by vehicle and 41 by bombers on foot — according to an AP count.

Another U.S. official said American authorities believe Iraqis are beginning to look at suicide bombers as a liability. "Just as there is no shortage of people willing to do this, nor is there any shortage of targets, and they tend to be police," the official said.

In typical liberal fashion, the story's author has to write that:

The trend doesn't mean Iraqis aren't part of the bloody insurgency: On the contrary, Iraqi insurgents are thought to be responsible for much of the violence and fighting in the country, although most of those are non-suicide attacks.
It is one thing to fight with traditional weapons, man to man. It is entirely another thing to "sucker punch" someone by using a bomb strapped to a human being or placed in the trunk of a car or in a backpack. I'm not surprised that Saddam loyalists are still waging an "insurgency" against the liberators and fellow Iraqis who want their freedom. These loyalists believe in tyranny and subjugation and everything Saddam Hussein stood for, and everything the new Iraqi government is against.

Insurgents are those Iraqis fighting against fellow Iraqis and the new government. Foreigners who are entering the country ought to be labeled terrorists, for that is what they are.