Friday, May 04, 2007

Plot To Blow Up Iraqi Girls' School Foiled

A suspected al Qaeda in Iraq plot to conceal explosives in a school for girls under construction has been foiled:
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- American soldiers discovered a girls school being built north of Baghdad had become an explosives-rigged "death trap," the U.S. military said Thursday.

The plot at the Huda Girls' school in Tarmiya was a "sophisticated and premeditated attempt to inflict massive casualties on our most innocent victims," military spokesman Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said...

The plot was uncovered Saturday, when troopers in the Salaheddin province found detonating wire across the street from the school. They picked up the wire and followed its trail, which led to the school. Once inside, they found an explosive-filled propane tank buried beneath the floor. There were artillery shells built into the ceiling and floor, and another propane tank was found, the military said.
Of course, according to Michael Moore, this is exactly the sort of thing that the Continental Army did during the American Revolution. Why else refer to Islamist terrorists as "freedom fighters?"

Via The Jawa Report.