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The "martyr" or shahid is but a delivery vehicle

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Submitted by M. Berlin (Canada), Jun 20, 2002 at 20:46

As I have noted many times fefore, and will repeat again and again, there is one aspect to this "suicide bombing" campaign which is neither noted nor addressed by the West. The terror "bombs" explode amongst us. They do not explode amongst "them."
This type of bombing should be analyzed, and a careful analysis will reveal that this murderous act is composed of two distinct parts. Part one is the manner in which the bomb is delivered to a suitable location. (Bus, pizza parlour, dance hall, shopping mall, whatever.) Part two is the explosion of the bomb. That the so called "martyr" also perishes in this explosion is secondary and immaterial. The main point here is to explode a bomb in a crowded, non-military spot and to kill as many civilian people as possible. And to choose the locations and times randomly, for maximum terror effect.

The "martyr" or shahid is but a delivery vehicle, nothing more. It is effective, it is cheap. The bomb carrier does not even have to set it off. It can be set off by remote control by a second party some distance away. (A favour to the shahid.)
Now bombs do not have to be delivered by shahids. They can be delivered by other means. And the suicide bombing scourge will only stop when bombs will begin to explode amongst "them." As things are at present, why should it stop? It is a winning strategy, so why stop it?
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