Today's latest from Baghdad:
2/2/2007 ABC: Female Bombers Strike Markets in Baghdad: 2 Mentally Retarded Female Bombers Strike Pet Markets in Baghdad, Killing at Least
This is not the first time they used mentally handicapped suicide bombers. Just dug this up from my journal while I was over there.
3BCT S2 Repors:
WHO: 91EN (10TH MTN)
WHAT: SUICIDE BOMBER: POLLING SITE #37003
WHERE: 38SMB 37930 88460 (Near Salam "Ancient Round City of Baghdad" Area)
SUMMARY: 91EN REPORTS THAT SUICIDE BOMBER DETONATED OUTSIDE THE AL ISKAND CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. THE PATROL IS ON SCENE AT THIS TIME. ONLY CASUALTY REPORTED IS SUSPECTED BOMBER (KIA) NEAREST POLLING SITE #37003 WHICH IS 500 METERS AWAY. REPOSITIONING SHADOW AT THIS TIME.
UPDATE: 1025 UAV ON STATION 1030: 1X LN KIA, 3X LN WIA. THE SUICIDE BOMBER APPEARS TO BE ORIENTAL. THE LN ARE WALKING PAST AND SPITTING ON THE BODY OF SUICIDE BOMBER.VOTING CONTUNIES.
DEVELOPMENTS: WITNESSES CONFIRM THAT SUICIDE BOMBER WAS A CHILD IN A WHEEL CHAIR AND APPEARED TO HAVE DOWN'S SYNDROME. MUS'AB AL-ZARQAWI CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ELECTION RELATED ATTACKS.
Let me translate and give you the background so you can understand the entirety. At 1016A AM on 30th January, the day of Iraq’s first free elections, the 91st Engineers from 10th Mountain Division report that one of Mus’ab al-Zarqawi’s “lions” of his terror group called Monotheism in the Martyrs Brigade affiliated with al-Qa'ida of Jihad Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers (the Tigris and Euphrates, yes Al Qaida operates in Iraq there is a connection) conducted martyrdom operations (suicide bombing) to attempt to intimidate and prevent Iraqis from voting which resulted in 1xKIA (Killed In Action) and 3xLN WIA (Local Nationals Wounded In Action).
The closest the suicide bomber could get to his target, a neighborhood polling site in Baghdad and Iraqi civilian voters in line, was 500 meter away next to a the Al Iskand Children’s Hospital (which means Kudos to the American and Iraqi Security Forces). The terrorist group failed it’s objective to influence the will of the people and politics through violent and destructive means because not only did voting continue the rest of the day at that particular polling site and across Iraqi, but also the people were observed UAV (unmanned Aerial Vehicle), walking by the only dead body, the Suicide bomber himself (for once a real “suicide” bomber rather than the normal homicide bomber which slaughter other innocent civilians) and spitting on his corpse on their way to place their vote.
Developments would later report, that the body appeared to be of Asian decent (non-Iraqi race, shows you that it is foreigners causing the trouble in Iraq), was a kid not an adult, was in a wheel chair and as witnesses described appeared to had Down’s Syndrome.
I really pity this handicapped kid, whether he could mentally understand what he is was doing or not, had no hope or no idea what did. A Down’s syndrome and Handicapped Kamikaze Wheelchair Suicide Child Bomber it doesn’t get any more desperate than this. This shows you they don't have all these recurited jihadist willing to blow themselves up for all that martrydom with all those virgins that they claim.
Here is the media's coverage of it, which didn't make any noise.
1/31/2005 MSNBC: Iraq Police Say Attacker Seemed to have Down Syndrome