Thursday, August 18, 2005

Killing Your Own Brothers And Sisters

At least 43 people died and 76 were injured yesterday in three car bombings in the center of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Two of the blasts went off within 10 minutes of each other at 8:00 am (local time) at the busy Nahda bus station. The bus station serves various parts of the country and would normally have been crowded with travellers at the time of the attacks. Most of the victims appeared to be civilians, many of whom were trapped on buses.

The third blast happened on the road to a nearby hospital some 15 minutes later, just as victims of the first two attacks were being brought in. Medics and police helping the wounded to hospital were among the injured.

All three attacks were less than 30 minutes apart, and police say their apparent co-ordination and planning means casualty figures are almost certain to rise.

Now you do realize, don't you, who it is that's doing all this killing?

"The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not 'insurgents' or 'terrorists' or 'The Enemy.' They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow—and they will win." - Michael Moore, 4/14/2004
The US-led coalition liberating Iraq has never targeted innocent civilians, while insurgents quite clearly do. Brother is killing brother. Neighbors are killing neighbors. What type of person do you have to be to intentionally target and kill innocent civilians? There is no God worth worshipping that would command this behavior, even though such actions do mimic the behavior of Muhammad, the inventor of Islam.

How about some numbers to really make the point:

Do you see the steady rise in civilian deaths over the entire period? The number of killings not directly involving US-led forces regularly match and sometimes outnumber even the two (post-invasion)peaks in US-led violence, and show an inexorable rise apparently unaffected by US-led campaigns to "root out the insurgents and errorists." In particular they show that there was an increase, not a decrease, in civilian deaths caused by non US-led parties after the two major assaults on Al Fallujah in April and November 2004.

Oh, and did you hear about the Bangladesh explosions yesterday? More than 400 small devices went off simultaneously across the country. Bombs were set off in crowded spots, mainly at government offices, journalists' clubs, and courts, between 10:30 and 11:30 am local time.

Leaflets from the Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh have appeared at the site of some of the blasts. "It is time to implement Islamic law in Bangladesh" the leaflets say.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said the attackers were the enemies of democracy. Just as Communism was the worldwide enemy of freedom in the 1950's, and as Nazism was the worldwide enemy of freedom in the 1940's, radical militant Islam is the worldwide enemy of freedom today. Yes, Michael Moore called them 'freedom fighters', but the truth is that they are fighters AGAINST freedom.

Will you stand, or are you prepared to be subjugated?