16 October 2006

Allah's strange sense of humour

There are reports out of Afghanistan today, of a spectacularly unsuccessful suicide attack on Canadian soldiers, which nonetheless managed to expedite the involuntary journey of another three Afghani citizens to the Garden of Paradise.

A suicide car bomber rammed into a Canadian resupply convoy Monday leaving at least three Afghan civilians dead and one Canadian soldier slightly injured.
Canadian authorities were quick to inform the media that no soldiers had been killed. The families of the dead civilians were apparently unavailable for comment.

A number of Afghanis were also injured by the blast, which, despite allegedly being the will of Allah, damaged the local mosque.
Some bystanders were struck by shrapnel and debris and the windows on a nearby mosque were blown out. At least four Afghan civilians were also wounded in the attack, police officer Abdul Wasai told The Associated Press.
There were more Afghani casualties, after a similar incident further diminished the pool of crazies willing to act out their homicidal zeitgeist.
Another suicide attack near a school in Kabul has left three Afghans wounded, reported Reuters. Police were tracking the vehicle and surrounded the bomber when he blew himself up.
This is, at its simplest, a Darwinian conflict.

And I firmly believe the Taliban will run short of the religious equivalent of kamikaze pilots, before Canadian soldiers run out of determination and resolve.

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Boyd's Blog said...

- "And I firmly believe the Taliban will run short of the religious equivalent of kamikaze pilots, before Canadian soldiers run out of determination and resolve."

If you think this is true, then you are very misguided. Bill Frist, a republican Senator, just got back from Afghanistan and said that the conflict can not be won militarily. The Taliban is way too strong, and has bases along the Pakistan border where they can operate with impunity.

These kind of suicide attacks will continue unfortunately until the last American and Canadian boot leaves Afghan land due to an incompetent occupation. History proves this as well--no foreigner has EVER stayed in Afghanistan that wasn't welcomed. Watch this documentary that FRONTLINE did...you can watch it online: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/

Neo Conservative said...

boyd... you may want to widen your search for sources.

a poem by rudyard kipling, an old pol sucking up to constituents and something you saw on tv, does not a cogent argument make.

thx for posting, tho.

Anonymous said...

There are strong parallels here with the Vietnam conflict: The technologically superior superpower against a poor but determined underdeveloped country being supported by elements outside its border proper. The 'Nam conflict is also known as the "10,000 Day War", counting from when the French began to get their ouster there. This current conflict will be the 100,000+ Day War unless the supply of suicide troops in stemmed. The Middle east has an enormous surplus of young, itinerant men who live in a climate of fanatical resolve to lancet the Western military presence. The best chance for those of the neo-con persuasion is to urge development of an infertility-inducing chemical agent released over the entire region (except Israel) to prevent future generations there from rising up. It wouldn't be easy to prosecute since stopping something that hasn't been born, not to mention conceived, isn't illegal in the statutory sense.

Neo Conservative said...

hmmm... feudal theocracy vs democracy, there's a hard choice.

what to do? i know how foreign this idea must seem to those members of the present day liberal party... but you could simply do the right thing.