Friday, February 01, 2008

this one is different

all bombings are horrible. i usually don't get why people react to certain bombings as worse because of the way they are carried out.

so i don't understand why suicide is viewed as worse than bombings where the bomber doesn't kill himself in the process. and i don't get why bombings with female suicide bombers is worse than run-of-the-mill suicide bombings (i.e. bombings where the bomber is male). people rarely make overt claims that such bombings are worse. but they do seem to get treated as worse when they happen and are reported.

but strapping bombs to two mentally retarded women and then blowing them up remotely after they wander into the middle of a crowded market really is a new level of horror. this time, the bombing method really does make it worse.