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Driverless Car Bombs – Where’s All The Glory?


Iraqis inspect the wreckage of a car at the site where a car bomb exploded in east Baghdad, killing one person. More Iraqi blood was shed as car bombs hammered home a US commander’s assessment that time was running out to stem sectarian strife in the beleaguered country.

Mujahideen in Iraq Develop Driverless Car Bomb

On January 31, 2007 the Islamic website www.Islammemo.cc, citing an anonymous source in the Iraqi police force, reported that the mujahideen have developed a driverless car bomb.

According to the report, the driverless car can be directed at a target from a distance of forty to fifty meters. The report also added that the American forces in Daura and in Taji, near Baghdad, have already seen this development in action, when they were "surprised by a driverless car that came out of an alley… moved towards them and exploded near them, causing tremendous destruction."

The website cited an engineer from Baghdad University who explained that developing such a car requires great expertise, which suggests, according to the website, that the mujahideen routinely receive assistance from Iraqi engineers.

One suspects they "routinely receive assistance" from Iranian and probably Russian engineers as well.

Meanwhile, in today’s senseless bombing story via the Associated Press:

A man looks at a destroyed minibus in a predominantly Shiite district of Karrada in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday Feb. 1, 2007. Police said six people were killed and eight were wounded when a bomb planted on the bus exploded.

Suicide bombers kill 45 in Iraqi market

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Two suicide bombers blew themselves up Thursday in a crowded outdoor market in a Shiite city south of Baghdad, killing 45 people and wounding 150, police said, the latest in a series of insurgent attacks against the majority sect during the Islamic holy month of Muharram.

The attackers strolled into the Maktabat outdoor market in the center of Hillah about 6 p.m. as shoppers were buying food for their evening meals. Police said they thought one of the men appeared suspicious and stopped him.

The bomber detonated his explosives, then the second attacker, who was walking behind the first, set off his, police added.

The attack killed 45 people and wounded 150, said Capt. Muthanna Khaled, a police spokesman in the southern province of Babil, of which Hillah is the capital.

Hillah, about 60 miles south of Baghdad, was the scene of one of the deadliest attacks in the war, when a suicide car bomber killed 125 people on Feb. 28, 2005.

The blast capped a day in which at least 17 other people were killed in bombings and mortar attacks against Shiite and Sunni targets in Baghdad as U.S. and Iraqi forces prepare for a security sweep to pacify the capital…

Aren’t the engineers are wasting their time developing a driverless car bomb? Wouldn’t that take away all of the incentive?

Where are the 72 doe-eyed perpetual virgins? The ever-flowing wine? The "pearl-like" little boys?

It is, however, comforting to hear that we are in the midst of yet another Islamic "Holy Month."

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, February 1st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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