reply to post by OmegaLogos
That won't take the thread off topic, in my opinion it would be very on topic, considering the "speculation" which is circulating.
Taliban, is an obvious choice, even given the credit attributed, how ever their thng is not generally suicide bombing. They are anti soviet veterans
from a front line style warfare. They will use hit and run tactics covered by mortar and even rockets. But to defeat the russans they didn't
generally blow themselves up. They much rather use a Stinger to blow em out of the sky.
Bit of info to support this observation;
Jul 28, 2007 ... Afghan police and military personnel say that the young men the Taliban recruit to be suicide bombers are regularly "deranged,
Though attacks are getting more frequent, Williams found that more than four out of every 10 attempted suicide bombings in Afghanistan kills only the
attacker. "Such unusual bomber-to-victim death statistics are, of course, heartening both for coalition troops — who have described the Afghan
suicide bombers as 'amateurs' — and for the Afghan people, who are usually the victims of the clumsy bombings,"
Read more: www.time.com...
The World's Worst Suicide Bombers?
Suicide bomings are a completely different MO, one developed and proliferated by Hamas, a major player in the al Qaeda umbrella of terror groups.
Generally speaking, most people would not know the difference between Hamas and Hezbollah unless effort was made to distinguish them. Common knowledge
in the industry how ever knows they are rivals.
knowing the players as they are called, be it state or otherwise, Taliban are not known for their suicide bomb tactics. They as mentioned in the link,
are leaning towards that style. How ever caused, every one should try not to get tunnel thought, and assume what is reported, is really what happened.
The facts that people got killed, and mode of attack are known.
We all now see who is "claiming" responcibility, but should be aware that it is generally out side the MO. A combined or joint terrorist effort, I
agree is the most probable source.
al Qeada is the obvious organizational unbrella group, but every one knows they are not an operational one. Those are the actual terror groups. I
suspect that a inside source, or well trained terror group whith clandestine resources, assisted the Taliban. As far as the Taliban have come since
the soviet war, it is very unlikely they developed a organised intelligence capabilty, out of illiterate tribal guerilla fighters.
A few tribal leaders could make up a covert network in a country that still don't have city water or common roads....
Nope, obvious second and or third party assistance was in play.