As is standard “journalistic” practice, this story gives no hint of who did this, or why, in the headline, and doesn’t get around to giving a hint until the fourth and final paragraph. There is a policy in place to distance Islam and jihad from jihad violence, resulting in the fact that a huge number of people have no idea what free people are facing or why, and no will to do anything to defend themselves.
“8 soldiers, 5 journalists injured in twin bombings in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south,” from the Associated Press, October 19 (thanks to Kenneth):
HAT YAI, Thailand — Eight soldiers and five journalists have been injured in two consecutive bomb blasts in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south.
Police Col. Jiradet Phrasawang says the first bomb went off Saturday on a road in Ra-ngae district in Narathiwat province, injuring six soldiers who were on foot patrol. The second exploded an hour later about 100 meters (328 feet) from the first blast as a bomb squad and journalists were arriving at the scene.
Jiradet says two Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were hurt in the second blast, and five journalists “” a photographer for the French news agency Agence France-Presse and two reporters from Thai television stations “” were slightly wounded.
More than 5,000 people have been killed in predominantly Buddhist Thailand’s three Muslim-dominated southernmost provinces since an Islamic insurgency erupted in 2004.
Erupted. Like a volcano. “Islamic insurgencies,” they’re forces of nature. They erupt, and people get killed. By whom? No one knows. But nothing can be done to prevent these insurgencies. They’re just acts of Allah.