Tuesday, July 03, 2007

London bombers targeted women

Christopher Hitchens notes that the two car bombs found in London last week were likely to have been targeted specifically at women. Quoting this NY Times report (prob subscriber only),

Only at the tail end of the coverage was it admitted that a car bomb might have been parked outside a club in Piccadilly because it was "ladies night" and that this explosion might have been designed to lure people into to the street, the better to be burned and shredded by the succeeding explosion from the second car-borne cargo of gasoline and nails. Since we have known since 2004 that a near-identical attack on a club called the Ministry of Sound was proposed in just these terms, on the grounds that dead "slags" or "sluts" would be regretted by nobody, a certain amount of trouble might have been saved by assuming the obvious. The murderers did not just want body parts in general but female body parts in particular.

These aren't 'disenfranchised' or 'disaffected' folks - they are vile, odious butchers (apologies to legitimate meat-cutters) using a strategy by terrorists in Israel and currently in Iraq where a first bomb is set to draw a crowd and emergency medical staff and a second one to do further damage.

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