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Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:15:51 PM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10977818/Donkey-suicide-bomb-stopped-by-Israeli-troops-in-Gaza.html

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Hamas militants sent a donkey laden with explosives on a suicide mission in one of the most unconventional tactics yet seen in the fighting in Gaza, the Israeli army has said.

Troops said they were forced to open fire on the animal - blowing it up - as it approached their position in the southern city of Rafah, near the Egyptian border.

The Israeli army had received prior intelligence that militants were going to try to use animals to carry out attacks, according to a press release on the Israeli Defence Forces website.

Israeli military officials say Friday night's incident was a variant of what they say is Hamas' tactic of using "human shields" to carry out "terrorist" activity.

"They used this donkey as a human shield, or an animal shield, if you like," said Major Arye Shalicar, an army spokesman. "Anything, an animal or an international building, that can help make use of innocent people or international [citizens], they will use it. We see it time and again."


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Re: Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 01:39:32 PM »
That is exactly why the American Left is in love with Islam. Although their goals are polar opposites, their mindset and tactics are the same.
 
That is, that terrorism and innocent deaths are part of the price to be paid for victory. It is a victory at any cost mindset they both share, just ask Bill Ayers, Alinsky, and the Weathermn.
 
And most of all, the ends always justifies the means with both the American Left and the Islamic terrorists. They share this central tenant in common.
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Re: Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 02:09:35 PM »
It's a serious thing. But the headline totally cracked me up. Reminded me of the weaponized sheep in the Falklands.
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Re: Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 04:11:45 PM »
That is exactly why the American Left is in love with Islam. Although their goals are polar opposites, their mindset and tactics are the same.
 
That is, that terrorism and innocent deaths are part of the price to be paid for victory. It is a victory at any cost mindset they both share, just ask Bill Ayers, Alinsky, and the Weathermn.
 
And most of all, the ends always justifies the means with both the American Left and the Islamic terrorists. They share this central tenant in common.

You may wish to rethink your argument, at least in part.

Both radical Islam and the collectivist Left tend to rationalize their worst behavior in service to a "greater" good: In the case of Islam, it is the duty to convert or kill all infidels.

Whereas the Left rationalizes its behavior on... a duty to kill or convert all infidels. Just kidding. For now.

Today's "Netroots" Left is characterized by both a Utopian and a Manichean (morally dualistic) mindset that insists not only in the perfectibility of mankind, but increasingly, in its division between compassionate Progressives and dangerous Reactionaries. 

The perceived duty of both is to remake the world, and those who stubbornly refuse to be remade and "corrected" will not be treated kindly. Their goals therefore, are not "polar opposites", as you suggest, but very much the same.

In the service of such ideologies, it is not difficult to see how any means might be justified to serve their ends, no matter how lacking they might be in human virtue or common decency.

The difference between radical Islam and our own collectivist Left lies in their respective perceptions of reality: for one group, truth is that which respects and serves the tenets of their time-bound faith; all else is false and unholy. For Left/Progressives, truth is entirely subjective, unknowable, and ultimately subservient to Justice, as defined by an equal division of things and attributes ("distributive justice"), supported by a belief in economic determinism, and enforced by government fiat.

One group worships Allah and his earthly emissaries; the other, the State. Both groups despise individualism and the idea of natural rights.

Given enough power and resources, both will try to kill you if you get in their way.
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Re: Donkey suicide bomb stopped by Israeli troops in Gaza
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 06:12:37 PM »
I was surprised, after a little googling, to find that PETA actually objected to this tactic back in 2003 - not because of the harm to humans, of course.
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