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Posted by Fred 2012-05-22 00:00||
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File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia
#1 I guess the admonition to not bunch up applies to the parade ground as well as patrols.
#2 You'd think they would have learned from the Iraq experience that whenever police trainees or applicants were lined up some splodydope would come along and self detonate. Save the parades for when the war is over...if it ever is.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-05-22 13:28||
#3 "over 120" is a huge number for a suicide belt even if everybody is bunched up.
Does this sound right to anybody who knows about these things?
Posted by Herb Tojo7421 2012-05-22 13:31||
#4 Thanks, Besoeker, for the info addressing my comment on this story yesterday. I still have a hard time fathoming how ONE bomber with ONE suicide vest could kill 120 and maim 350. Just seems there had to be some secondary charges--or a trampoline in the middle of the square so the guy could go out in a "Logan's Run"-style airburst--to inflict so much carnage. It just seems unreal that one single person could carry enough explosives to kill/injure nearly 500 and still be able to walk about without attracting attention.
Posted by Dar 2012-05-22 13:51||
#5 Well Dar, as the casualty figures unfold, there most certainly could be more to the story.
If an automobile or bongo truck located nearby was rigged with explosives, and it sympathetically detonated, or the bomber (or his handler) used a cellphone to detonate both simultaneously, that could obviously add to the carnage.
Only a thorough investigation by trained EOD personnel (which I am certainly not), could determine what actually took place.
These murdering bastards are very creative. Nearly anything is possible.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-22 17:27||
#6 maybe some of the people around the exploding suicide bomber were themselves equipped with munitions
I know it is idiotic to parade wearing live weapons but its Yemen after all
Posted by lord garth 2012-05-22 17:42||
#7 Does seem quite a number, extra 350 injured. While likely the whole, real story may not be out, I had wondered if factors of EMT response time/quality/quantity as well as medical facilities could be a factor. If every ambulance had to go through a checkpoint, every emt searched, to guard against a secondary attack, it would sure slow things down. If there were VIPs they may have to be accounted and evacuated before anyone crosses any checkpoints. Traffic issues especially if narrow roads.
Gut tells me there is more, and the truth is either unknown or too embarassing...or exposing.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-05-22 21:17||