Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Merchants of Death

Here's one that slipped past the MSM censors (Associated Press):
Baghdad Shopkeepers Kill Three Militants
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Shopkeepers and residents on one of Baghdad's main streets pulled out their own guns Tuesday and killed three insurgents when hooded men began shooting at passers-by, giving a rare victory to civilians increasingly frustrated by the violence bleeding Iraq (news - web sites).
Point of order: animals firing indiscriminately at civilians are not "militants" or "insurgents". They are terrorists. And this kind of incident is not as rare as the MSM want us to believe. This story is from early February:
We understand that last night the insurgents came back to punish the people of al-Mudhariya, but instead of metering out that punishment the villagers fought back and they killed five of the insurgents and wounded eight. They then burnt the insurgents' car. So the people of that village have certainly had enough of the insurgents.
Having seen the pictures of Iraqis defying the terrorist insurgency to vote in their first free election in half a century, how could anyone be surprised that Iraqi civilians are willing to fight and kill these vermin?