Monday, February 05, 2007

It's HOMICIDE bomber, not suicide bomber....

MSM continues to spin the message....

I saw a headline from the Associated Press about a new "suicide bomber" attack in Baghdad on Saturday: "At Least 121 Killed in Suicide Bomb Attack at Baghdad Market."

To call this evil, murderous person a HOMICIDE bomber would be much more accurate than the SUICIDE bomber label applied by the mainstream media.

Suicide: The intentional taking of one's own life.

Homicide: The killing of any human being by another.

Most who commit suicide do so privately ... they do not intend physical harm to others and often go off alone to take their own lives.

However, a person who straps on a bomb with the intention of mixing in with innocent people, or purposely drives an explosive-filled vehicle into a building or crowd for the sole purpose of causing death and mutilitation of others, is commiting homicide -- purposely killing another human being while also taking his own life.

Why does the MSM continue to call them "suicide" bombers?

I also take issue with another word used in the Associated Press article about the homicide bombing: "... one of the most fearsome attacks in the capital since the U.S. invasion in 2003."


Invasion: The act of invading with hostile armed forces.

Liberate: To set free; release, as from bondage or confinement.

The United States did not "invade" Iraq. The United States "liberated" Iraq, a country full of oppressed people living under a cruel dictator.

Words can slant and spin the meaning as the mainstream media certainly knows. They practice it daily.


Anonymous said...

I call them vermin.

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

I concur.