Iraq: Sunni Muslims use truck bomb hidden amid watermelons to murder 40 Shi’ites

Condoleezza Rice showed how knowledgeable the Washington experts on the Middle East and Islam really are when she said in January 2007: “There’s still a tendency to see these things in Sunni-Shia terms. But the Middle East is going to have to overcome that.”

They still haven’t overcome it, Ms. Rice. Maybe they’re too busy battling “Islamophobia” to focus fully upon this problem. Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update: “50 Killed in Iraq by Truck Bombs, Explosives and Gunfire,” by Tim Arango for the New York Times, July 3 (thanks to Kenneth):

BAGHDAD “”A Kia truck with explosives hidden in its cargo of watermelons exploded on Tuesday in Diwaniyah, a largely Shiite city in southern Iraq, leaving at least 40 people dead, including a 6-year-old boy, local officials said. It was the deadliest in a string of attacks on Tuesday in central and southern Iraq.

The truck bomb in Diwaniyah was detonated near the city”s main fish and vegetable market, where local officials had reopened the streets to vehicles less than five months ago after keeping them closed for years over security concerns. The area was crowded with morning shoppers at the time of the explosion.

“What did we do wrong?” said Saad Abbas, a teacher who awoke later in a local hospital, where he was being treated for wounds to the head and chest. “I was shopping for my family, and I felt a huge explosion. I fell to the ground, and the next thing I know I am in the hospital.”

What did you do wrong? Being Shi’ite.

Over all, the attacks on Tuesday left nearly 50 people dead and more than 100 wounded. The variety of methods used is indicative of what Iraq still faces on a daily basis, more than six months after the American military departed and more than nine years after it invaded: a huge truck bomb, improvised explosives and assassinations by gunfire….

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  1. says

    With clueless people like Rice, Jiminy Clapper, and Court Jester Roberts, and liars like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid, it’s a wonder DC just doesn’t slide all the way into Hell.

  2. says

    US says sorry to Pakistan and brings shame on its people. But then again Obama has made a habit of apologising on behalf of his country and people to the muslim world, so why expect anything different. I don’t expect Mr Spencer will like my comment and may delete it, but hey, one shameful act deserves another.

  3. says

    What did you do wrong? Being Shi’ite.

    Yep, that’s right, but to a Muslim aggressor you don’t have to do anything wrong, you just have to be who you are, and if who you are is a non-Muslim or the wrong kind of Muslim then you’ve done wrong! It’s that simple.
    Of course, the Left don’t get simple. They think that they can change the World by ignoring the facts, brainwashing the rest of us and lying to us when necessary. They are as usual, totally clueless!

  4. says

    We need leaders like Pershing,MacArthur,Patton, and we don’t have them today. We have people like Hillary Clinton apologizing to our enemy in Pakistan.

    Where are the leaders who recognize our enemies who want to destroy us. Instead we try to pass-ivy and appease them with our tax money,we are lead by fools who refuse to read what Sun Tsu taugth us in “The Art of War”.

    “Know your enemy and know him well if you want to defeat him”

    General Douglas MacArthur.

  5. says

    “The truck bomb in Diwaniyah was detonated near the city’s main fish and vegetable market, …

    as usual, Muslims strike and kill civilians….Where’s the MSM?…

  6. says

    Iraq: Sunni Muslims use truck bomb hidden amid watermelons to murder 40 Shi’ites
    ………………………………

    I just got back from grocery shopping for the next couple of days. For July 4th, I’m making veggie cheese burgers and corn on the cob. For dessert, I picked up a juicy half watermelon.

    When I see a stack of ripe watermelons, like any Infidel I think “refreshing summer dessert”.

    A pious Muslim, however, looks at that same stack and thinks, “great place to hide a truck-load of explosives”.

    God, I hate Islam.

  7. says

    If you click on the link and read the rest of the article, you come across this paragraph:

    ‘At the badly damaged market, one shop owner considered Iraq’s cruel fate.

    “Why is this happening?” asked Saleem Ahmed, who happened to be sheltered behind a shop building when the truck bomb went off.

    “The terrorists are not targeting the government. It’s the Iraqi soul they are targeting. What I saw today of bodies and wounded people, it’s something I won’t forget.

    Vegetables were mixed with blood and pieces of flesh, and I helped the wounded get to the hospital.”

    Run that past again: ‘Why is this happening?’

    Answer: you’re in dar al Islam, and there are Muslims who think that you are the wrong kind of Muslim.

    Then there’s that ghastly image – “Vegetables were mixed with blood and pieces of flesh,”

    Just the kind of ‘salad’ that the demon ‘god’ of blood and war, ‘allah’, really enjoys…

  8. says

    “There’s still a tendency to see these things in Sunni-Shia terms. But the Middle East is going to have to overcome that.”

    Ah, the omnipotent power of American liberal ‘overcoming’?

    A few words here and there in the right ears and voilla, 1400 years of homicidal hate disappears. Just like that.

    My late Father, when discussing the problems of sectarianism in Northern Ireland never ceased to be amazed that Loyalists still harked back to the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 when King William defeated James’ Catholic forces thus ensuring Protestant domination in the province from then on.

    I’ve got news. That lot of blessed celtic elephantine memory are mere amateurs when it comes to grudge matches.

    Remember the Mavi Mara war cry of Khaybar, Khaybar?

    JW readers will know that the slaughter of Jews at the Khaybar oasis was one of Mohammeds early high points and that it happened in 629.

    A lot of sand has swept across that arid desert since then, yet for those of the eternal Islamic memory it’s still as fresh as that mornings camel milk. Or maybe one of those 72 everlastingly replenished virgins they so look forward to.

    By filtering her view through the Washington prism of lets all sit down and talk about it is akin to the mirage of ‘moderate Islam’. It won’t happen.

    Islam, by closing the Gates of Ijtihad or self discovery has sealed itself in a Seventh Century time zone and there’s nothing that Kumbaya Condi or any of those Western wishful thinkers can do about it.

    Sooner or later, as we’re witnessing in the ME, North Africa and Turkey it reverts to type.

    Ataturk’s experiment in Turkish secularism is now a busted flush as Erdogan turns back the clock.

    Egypt, Libya and Tunisia got rid of the dictators alright only to replace them with a more bearded kind.

    The rancid dreamers of a revived caliphate dream on with it’s capital, not in Mecca or Istambul or Baghdad but, yep, you guessed it, in al-Quds. That’s Jerusalem to you and me. In other words, a double whammy on that one.

    Even Spain is in the sights as the once Islamic, always so theory raises its caring, sharing pluralistic head.

    Forgive me, but I’m a mere interested bystander in all of this. The likes of Rice, Clapper, Holder and Obama are the pros yet they constantly insult our intelligences by outright lying and deception.

    Even Bush is guilty, maybe more so by his gushing “Religion of Peace’ meme, meanwhile bombing the crap out of them.

    The whole thing is a morass of corruption, lies and deceit of the highest or should that be lowest order? We trusted these people and here they are grovelling in a swamp of euphemism and outright dishonesty.

    It’s not new. This is the Thirties on steroids. We got away with that, just about, and had Goering’s Luftwaffe not been quite as good as he made out, we on this side of the pond would be sprachen de deutsching.

    How many chances do we get in this global lottery?

  9. says

    Shiites and even Ahmedies are no saints either… No group that holds scared the teachings of old Mo would. It is just that Sunnis are more overtly violent but the end goal is the same whatever the methods.

  10. says

    Shiites and even Ahmedies are no saints either… No group that holds scared the teachings of old Mo would. It is just that Sunnis are more overtly violent but the end goal is the same whatever the methods.

  11. says

    Hermit wrote:

    US says sorry to Pakistan and brings shame on its people. But then again Obama has made a habit of apologising on behalf of his country and people to the muslim world, so why expect anything different. I don’t expect Mr Spencer will like my comment and may delete it, but hey, one shameful act deserves another.
    ……………………………….

    Hermit, I have *no* idea why you think you would have your comment deleted.

    For one thing, it is quite rare for any comment here to be deleted.

    Moreover, though, Robert Spencer and other Jihad Watch contributors have commented many times on both Obama in particular and the United States and the West in general apologizing endlessly and without cause to the Muslim world.

    You post here periodically, so you much know this.

    I don’t believe that Obama’s groveling apology to Jihad-terror enabling Pakistan led *directly* to this act of internecine blood-letting in Iraq, but this sort of vacillating weakness on the part of the West certainly does a great deal to embolden Jihadists.