December 28, 2008

Suicide Bomber Targets Iraqi Gaza Protest

by Charles Chuman

The attack on Sunnis protesting the conflict in Gaza can only be understood through Iraqi sectarian violence. If that is not the explanation, I have no idea what to make of this.

Posted by Charles Chuman at December 28, 2008 4:44 PM
Very interesting blog. Brandon here at
Posted by: Brandon at December 28, 2008 6:09 pm
Could be a reflex - big gathering, let's bomb it.
Posted by: leo at December 28, 2008 10:03 pm
Naw, the bomber was hired by the Zionists.
Posted by: Boojum at December 29, 2008 11:13 am
I wonder if the average Arab, in any of their countries, hears about the daily rocket attacks by Hamas - or if it would matter?
Posted by: sean at December 30, 2008 8:21 am
Leo's theory is plausible- it sounds like this protest was not as well guarded as other targets, and I've heard reports that some of the suicide bombers use a bit of chemical courage before trying to get into paradise. It could be that he just didn't notice what they were doing. Or maybe he just didn't care.
Posted by: rosignol at December 30, 2008 11:46 am
I read somewhere that it was because Hamas are an Iranian proxy, and the demonstration was by Shia in support of Hamas. Recent Iranian adventures in Iraq have made both them and their proxies very very unpopular. Unpopular enough to murder these protesters anywhere.
Posted by: PresterJohn at January 3, 2009 1:52 pm
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