Wednesday terrorism briefs

A bus bombing: They’re not trying to put suicide bombers on buses, apparently, which is both good and bad. This scumbag left an explosive device in the middle of a not-so-crowded bus, and wounded 28 people. Nobody died, but the attack is still horrific. Terrorists usually load their bombs with metal shrapnel, screws, nuts, and bolts to make the effects worse. Hamas is not taking credit, but they did threaten suicide bombings again, so this is on them. The really shitty part of all of this? Israel is going to hold fire tonight as the cease-fire goes into effect. You know the terrorists will not do the same.

By the way, the first AP story out of the dock called the bombing a “complication” to the peace process.

A bomb struck an Israeli bus near the nation’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 10 people and complicating major diplomatic efforts to forge a truce between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers.

When Israel strikes Palestinian terrorists, the strikes are always a “setback” to the peace process. It took the AP a while to use the same language. And of course, they managed to spin it anti-Israel in the lead.

A bomb exploded aboard an Israeli bus near the nation’s military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 27 people, delivering a major blow to diplomatic efforts to forge a truce to end a week of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers. Thousands of Palestinians fled their homes in Gaza fearing Israeli airstrikes.

What they didn’t put in the lead, but in paragraph 12–where it will never make the three-to-five-paragraph “World News” section of your local paper–was the information that Gazans fled after Israel dropped leaflets advising them to get away from Hamas terrorist hideouts.

Some 10,000 Palestinians sought shelter in 12 U.N.-run schools, after Israel dropped leaflets urging residents to vacate their homes in some areas of Gaza to avoid being hit by airstrikes, said Adnan Abu Hassna, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency spokesman.

And no, the AP can’t seem to help itself. It simply must screw Israel in every story possible.

The word you’re looking for is WTF?!?! The Taliban is shocked that India executed the lone surviving Mumbai terrorist. The terrorist, it seemed, was deathly afraid of being hanged for his crimes. Hey, whaddya know? They hanged him!

And here is what is wrong with the poisonous religion being taught to people like the Mumbai terrorists:

“This news is hell for us,” Shahnaz Sughra, Kasab’s aunt, told Reuters by phone. “…Even if he did something wrong, we just want his body. Even if he did something wrong, I am proud that he taught the enemy a lesson in their own country.”

Even if. Murdering 166 people, and she has to use the qualifier “Even if he did something wrong”.


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4 Responses to Wednesday terrorism briefs

  1. Michael Lonie says:

    The Indians hanged him. Good. Now bury him wrapped in a pigskin.

    I am sorry to see Israel pulling its punches against Hamas. There is no excuse for such poltoonery. As I have posted before, Israel ought to go in and kill every Hamas, Islamic Jihad, et bloody cetera “militant” they can catch. Smash Hamas to pieces. Otherwise, Hamas will recover quickly (wth that billion smackers the Emir of Qatar has promised them, or what’s left of it after the bigshots take their cut). Then it will be poised, together with Hezbollah and perhaps other enemies, to shower tens of thousands of rockets down on Israel when next there is a coordinated attack on Israel. The Sunni states and the Iranians with their puppets will cooperate for that purpose, never doubt it. If the Ikhwan takes over in Jordan too, Israel will be vunerable from three sides once again.

    Lots of people seem to think that the Ikhwan-dominated Egyptian government will be so preoccupied with Egypt’s plethora of economic problems (not to mention the really important stuff, like covering those scandalous women in headscarves at least) to get very involved in a war with Israel, that they will pay lip-service and little more to Hamas’ war and concentrate on internal affairs. I suspect this view is mistaken. They may try that at first, but as the situation in Egypt deteriorates, the temptation will grow to unify the people behind them by aiming their ire at an outside enemy. Who better for that purpose than the Jews? They may even convince themselves that, now they have all that shiny, new American equipment just like Israel has, they can win by a repeat of the 1967 or 1973 strategies. There is really no reason to think that the situation will not deteriorate, and quickly too.

    Off topic: I received my copies of “Darkness Rising” today. Prompt service. They will go as gifts to friends this season.

    Israel ought to smash her enemies piecemiel, before that cooprdinated attack comes.

  2. Thanks for the support, Michael. I’m actually getting my first payment from Amazon next week. CreateSpace pays in 30 days, Kindle Direct Publishing in 60. It’s official. I’m a professional now, getting paid for my writing! It’s only a matter of time before I make enough to quit my day job.

  3. Michael Lonie says:

    Congratters Meryl.

    A friend of mine who tried to publish novels for decades (and finally did so only through Amazon) was asked by his then boss if he planned to leave if he got published. My friend replied that the average income from writing of writers in the US was a bit over $4000 per year, which included people like Stephen King and John Grisham.

    He’s published a fantasy/crime thriller novel recently, and is working on space opera: (adv.)

  4. Your friend is misinformed. The game has changed, and many, many people are earning a living through their writing. You need to have more than one novel out there, however, and it takes time (and a little bit of talent).

    Now that the gatekeepers are disappearing, it’s a lot easier for writers to get their work to the public. Readers have never chosen to read books by publishing house. They choose authors. Once you get that following, you’re good for life.

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