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Baby Bomber Picture 'Joke'
Sky News via Drudge ^ | June 29, 2002 | N/A

Posted on 06/29/2002 9:02:01 AM PDT by Brytani


Baby Bomber Picture 'Joke'

The Palestinian family who photographed their baby dressed up as a suicide bomber has told Sky News it was a joke.

The Israeli Defence Forces found the photo during a search of a Palestinian militant's home in Hebron. The child was pictured wearing a belt of fake explosives and bullets.

Propaganda

But the family told Sky's Andrew Wilson the picture was "just a joke".

"The photograph was taken some time ago at a party when someone dressed up the cutest baby as a suicide bomber," one relative said.

The picture went around the world and became a symbol of despair for all those who want peace in the Middle East.

Support

Suicide bombers have taken on heroic status in the occupied territories with posters and pictures of them plastered on walls and homes.

They believe they will go to heaven if they succeed in their mission to kill Israelis and end the occupation.

Bombers' funerals take place in the belief that the deceased will go to paradise.

And there is seemingly no end to the number of Palestinians willing to sacrifice their lives for the Palestinian cause.

A suicide attack in Jerusalem

With the Israelis proving ineffective in stopping the bombers getting into Jerusalem, the tactic of suicide bombing is highly successful, and is perhaps the only tool the Palestinians have to fight the heavily-equipped Israelis.

Carnage

Around 26 Israeli civilians have been killed in back-to-back bombings this month.

And along with the deaths, dozens of Israelis have been maimed and disfigured by the attacks.

Israeli medics say bombers have packed their explosives with nails, ball bearings and anti-coagulants to cause maximum damage.

Last month a Palestinian bomber aged 16 killed two Israelis in a park near Tel Aviv.

Issa Bdeir became the youngest attacker to blow himself up.

An Israeli baby was also killed when a suicide bomber hit a crowded bus last week.

Meanwhile President George W Bush has insisted that his Middle East proposals had been welcomed by G8 leaders meeting in Canada.

The move comes despite reports of a serious rift between Britain and Washington over President Bush's call for Yasser Arafat to stand down.

Last Updated: 18:03 UK, Friday June 28, 2002

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baby; israel; palestine; picture; suicidebomber
Some joke. How disgusting these people are to not only dress their baby as a suicide bomber, but to think it's funny that innocents in Israel are murdered daily by suicide bombers.

God help us if these people get their own state.

1 posted on 06/29/2002 9:02:01 AM PDT by Brytani
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To: Brytani
VERY SICK STUFF.
2 posted on 06/29/2002 9:06:45 AM PDT by xvb
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To: Brytani; Grampa Dave; Miss Marple
If it's a joke, I'm not sure it went well.
3 posted on 06/29/2002 9:13:14 AM PDT by hchutch
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To: Brytani
Not a damn thing funny about it.

Islam is an evil religion.

4 posted on 06/29/2002 9:21:55 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry
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To: Brytani
Baby Bomber Picture 'Joke'

Some things just aren't funny. It's still a baby dressed as a suicide bomber, no matter how you look at it.
People should see what they think is "funny." Words can say one thing, but actions say a lot more.

5 posted on 06/29/2002 9:25:22 AM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: Brytani
I guess any comments aobut Baby "Boomers" would be in bad taste, so I won't make any.
6 posted on 06/29/2002 9:35:22 AM PDT by Eagle Eye
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To: Licensed-To-Carry
Islam is an evil religion.

Slightly wrong, IMHO.

Should read:

Islam is an evil cult

7 posted on 06/29/2002 9:45:37 AM PDT by gg188
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To: Brytani
oh, i see...at 2 yrs old, it's a "joke." so what about all those other pictures of kids (3,4,5,6+) dressed similarly singing songs of praise for martyrdom, or dressed in fatigues with pullover masks chanting death to the jews and infidels? seems their death cult knows no bounds.

however, good to see that this picture is being publicized. so far i've seen it on cnn, msnbc, fox and know of it on sky. the media needs to show more of this to follow up. (wishful thinking.)

8 posted on 06/29/2002 9:47:14 AM PDT by debg
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To: Brytani
of course they say it's a joke. Who wouldn't after becoming the scourge of hundreds of thousands of humans? I believe it is their intention for their child.
9 posted on 06/29/2002 9:57:18 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Brytani
Read the background words. Cosider the Muslim hatred for life and truth. .... and consider if, well, maybe ... Could it be that this family just might, perhaps, haved "lied"?

"Suicide bombers have taken on heroic status in the occupied territories with posters and pictures of them plastered on walls and homes."

"They believe they will go to heaven if they succeed in their mission to kill Israelis and end the occupation."

"Bombers' funerals take place in the belief that the deceased will go to paradise. "

"And there is seemingly no end to the number of Palestinians willing to sacrifice their lives for the Palestinian cause. "

10 posted on 06/29/2002 9:57:47 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Eagle Eye
We need a pic of Hillary coddling the baby, tho...
11 posted on 06/29/2002 9:58:05 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Brytani
Baby Bomber Picture 'Joke'

Excuse me while I refrain from laughing.

12 posted on 06/29/2002 10:01:09 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper
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To: Brytani
Here's another hardy-har-har, from the Jerusalem Post Internet Edition:

Palestinian child holds up paint-stained hands, resembling blood, in Gaza Strip nursery school graduation ceremony.

13 posted on 06/29/2002 10:09:50 AM PDT by GeneD
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To: Brytani
God help us if the get their own State No, God help them, if they become a State. They will then be made accountable for their terrorism, even the liberals wount be able to protect them. Also, the palestinians will have to make their own way in this world, and can no longer depend totally on the rest of the world for their exsistence. That's why the palestinians, particular arafat don't seriously want a Palestinian State, he wants his cake, and eat it also.
14 posted on 06/29/2002 10:11:12 AM PDT by desertcry
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
like money in the bank
15 posted on 06/29/2002 10:13:47 AM PDT by debg
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To: Brytani
But the family told Sky's Andrew Wilson the picture was "just a joke".

Great joke. Surely we all see the humor in blowing oneself to smithereens and killing scores of innocent people in the process...and when you throw in dead babies, why that's hilarious. Right? What a sick society.

16 posted on 06/29/2002 10:16:31 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: desertcry
But once they become a State (IF they become a State), won't they then be able to enlist the help from other Arab countries to "take back the Land that is theirs" (from Israel)? Their intent is not a State, their intent is to destroy the Israelis. Even if the Jews did not occupy Israel. They (Jews) could occupy Rhode Island and the PLO, etc., would still want to push them into the sea. Maybe not ALL Palestinians, but darn near.
17 posted on 06/29/2002 10:18:35 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Brytani
At this point there's one rational solutino to the problem and one only: the US has to force the surrounding arab countries to find someplace to put the palis, 300 miles or more from Israel. There's no way anybody could ask the Israelis to accept the palis as neighbors at this point. Anything else is wishful thinking.
18 posted on 06/29/2002 10:19:15 AM PDT by medved
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"It is a joke because we were not going to send a small child like that to destroy himself and as many Jews as he can.
I mean, really, we are not savages.

But in a year or two. who knows. We are saving the suit."


19 posted on 06/29/2002 10:23:18 AM PDT by catonsville
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To: desertcry
interesting thinking....sort of a sophisticated and coddling dole patterned after many countries in Africa who say we owe them their living and anything else they want.
20 posted on 06/29/2002 10:27:02 AM PDT by chemainus
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To: Brytani
Israeli medics say bombers have packed their explosives with nails, ball bearings and anti-coagulants to cause maximum damage.

Huh???? Like Warfarin, perhaps??????

21 posted on 06/29/2002 11:07:26 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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To: debg
That's right. The Palestinians evidently have such a fine sense of humor that a two-year-old dressed up in an explosive belt is a "joke," but at five or ten they're positively divine.

As usual, the lying Palestinians and their friends in the Arab media seek to spin their way out of a public relations disaster. Nothing new there. What is new, however, is the fact that this kind of ham-handed stupidity gets more believable to the brainwashed fanatics on the left.

22 posted on 06/29/2002 11:13:41 AM PDT by Reactionary
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I don't know what happened, but the picture changed on us. I think I gave the wrong link. Sorry.
23 posted on 06/29/2002 11:16:21 AM PDT by GeneD
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To: Brytani
What a sick joke, there aren't many nations in the world capable of such disgust, but the Palis surely are one of them. In Jenin they sent out two 8-year-olds to detonate themselves on IDF soldiers, the two died without causing casualties. I wish the IDF will start punishing them from the air, otherwise its useless. What King Hussain of Jordan did in September 1970 was the only solution with such people: kill 7,000 of them in a week... and the problem is solved. These people only understand force. Nothing else will convince them not to kill innocent Israeli civilians.
Arafat certainly formed an empire of terror since the Oslo agreements...
24 posted on 06/29/2002 11:23:51 AM PDT by Un669
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To: Brytani
You gotta admit, these people have a sense of humor.

So does their "god" Allah! How he loves murder, suicide, the smell of exploding flesh, the sound of people screaming in pain and anguish, the taste of human blood!

It stands to reason that anyone who would bow down 6 times a day to a "god" like that would roll on the floor laughing at an exploding murder/suicide baby! And the cuter the better!

That Allah! He sure know how to lead his people!

Those Muslims! They sure know how to please Allah!

25 posted on 06/29/2002 11:56:16 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
"They believe they will go to heaven if they succeed in their mission to kill Israelis and end the occupation."
They're willing to purchase a ticket to paradise with the blood and pain of other people.

What kind of "god" would make such a bargain?

What kind of man or woman would accept such a bargain?

Do they not recognize a pact with the devil? Apparantly not. But that is whom they worship.

26 posted on 06/29/2002 12:06:44 PM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Brytani
Those who love death....Hate God.
27 posted on 06/29/2002 12:14:45 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: Brytani
Remember the "Gerber" baby contest?
Whose sponsoring this kid... The Semtex Chemical Corps?
Hey look honey its the "Semtex" baby
28 posted on 06/29/2002 12:17:22 PM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
all the Arab States, and non muslim States are already not only helping the palestinian's terrorism against Israel, they are leading it, and providing all the financial muscle behind it. If Palestine becomes a state, and the palestinians continue to wage terrorism against Israel, Israel can formally declare war on Palestine. If the Arab States continue to help palestine in terrorism, then the are in effect have declared war on Israel, which will allow Israel to defend itself(with Nuclear weapons if necessary), and not be condemed by the world as an aggressor. IMHO, I don't think the Arabs will go to war against Israel, they have done this in the past, and have lost everytime, and bigtime. The Money from the Western Democtratic States will also almost certainly stop going to the palestinians. Checkmate on arafat! Hence the last thing arafat wants is Statehood for Palestine. Proof: clinton offered him the universe for peace, and a palestine State, and arafat refused it.
29 posted on 06/29/2002 3:51:57 PM PDT by desertcry
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To: chemainus
Chemainus, please read my post # 29 on why arafat does not want a Palestine State.
30 posted on 06/29/2002 3:55:56 PM PDT by desertcry
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To: Brytani
The Palestinian family who photographed their baby dressed up as a suicide bomber has told Sky News it was a joke.
I guess you had to be there

. . . and even at that

I think I'm glad I wasn't . . .

31 posted on 06/29/2002 4:56:05 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: Chad Fairbanks
"'anti-coagulants'... Huh???? Like Warfarin, perhaps??????"

Rat poison, actually, but yeah, essentially the same stuff as Warfarin. Apparently it does improve the lethality of the bombs a little bit, by making the shrapnel wounds bleed more, but I suspect the intent is mostly symbolic.

32 posted on 06/29/2002 5:07:29 PM PDT by Fabozz
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Like Warfarin, perhaps??????

They use Rat Poison - the active ingredient is Warfarin.

33 posted on 06/29/2002 5:18:24 PM PDT by anapikoros
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To: Brytani
Baby Bomber Picture 'Joke'

That's OK by me... I get my laughs when IDF fires rockets into the automobiles that Hamas/Tenzim/Al Aqsa scum are riding around in

 

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Palestinian police officers search the wreckage of a taxi that was hit by Israeli helicopter rockets, killing six Palestinians, in Rafah refugee camp southern Gaza Strip, Monday June 24, 2002. ( AP Photo/ Hatem Moussa)

 

34 posted on 06/29/2002 5:24:39 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Brytani
Ha Ha Ha ... Rots of raffs . I'm waiting for some dork to come to my home dressed like this for Hallows Eve this year .

I'm got a trick for ' em .

35 posted on 06/29/2002 6:46:55 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: dennisw
Got to love it Dennis .
36 posted on 06/29/2002 6:53:07 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts
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To: catonsville
You're right.

The kid can't walk (far enough) yet.
37 posted on 06/29/2002 7:26:36 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: Brytani
Ha Ha very funny.
38 posted on 06/29/2002 7:28:40 PM PDT by Khepera
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To: Brytani
Yeah right. It was just a joke. Pardon me while I hurl.
39 posted on 06/29/2002 7:36:27 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: desertcry
I think you may be correct on this....good hypothesis to pursue anyway.... thanks for the heads up ...Cheers !
40 posted on 07/01/2002 7:20:25 AM PDT by chemainus
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