Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, January 18, 2008

Hon, Let's Cancel That Trip To Yemen

Did these folks not see Babel?

Do they not read newspapers?
Suspected al-Qaida militants opened fire on a convoy of tourists in a remote desert mountain valley Friday, killing two Belgian women and their Yemeni driver. It was the second recent militant attack on foreign tourists in Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden.

The victims were traveling in a convoy of at least four vehicles through an ancient, ruin-filled desert valley called Wadi Daw'an in Yemen's eastern Hadramut region when the gunmen attacked, a security official said. Four people were wounded.

Karina Lambert, who survived the attack, said it was carried out by four gunmen hiding behind a pickup truck parked by the road.

''They wanted to kill, that's sure, because after the first bursts of machine-gun fire, they approached the vehicles and fired into the cars,'' she told Belgium's RTL-TVI television network. (AP)
In case you're wondering about the attraction that would drive tourists to the Yemeni desert, here's a lovely shot:

So darn pretty it kinda makes you want to risk getting your head blown open by some crazies junked up on Mohammed, doesn't it?

I'm beginning to think I'll never understand Europeans.

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