PORK ATTACK

Another mass murder in Indonesia:

A blast that was probably a bomb rocked a crowded market in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi today, with a local television station reporting that six people were killed.

Another local news report said 43 people were hurt.

One official was quoted as saying a second bomb was found and was being dealt with by a bomb squad.

The market hit today was one that sold pork, forbidden to Muslims, reports said.

It’s the only pork market in Pelu, apparently. There are also reports of unexploded bombs being discovered in two provinces on Sumatra island.

But back to pork … anyone want to talk about root causes here?

UPDATE. Death toll now up to eight:

The bomb went off in a slaughterhouse that also sold meat directly to the public in the town of Palu on Sulawesi island. It was packed with people buying pork for Saturday night’s New Year celebrations, said Brig. Gen. Oegroseno, the police chief of Central Sulawesi province.

The bomb appeared to be a homemade device, he said, loaded with ball bearings and nails to maximize the number casualties.

Indonesian pork markets could use some human shields. No blood for ham!

Posted by Tim B. on 12/30/2005 at 10:45 PM
    1. Pork/root..? Don’t go there.

      Posted by JAFA on 2005 12 30 at 11:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Closer to home, a few weeks ago, a group of black American muslims trashed a couple of liquor stores that were owned, ironically, by Yemeni muslims.  They didn’t like liquor being sold in the (predominately black) neighborhood.

      About the exploding pig emporium, this sounds like something PETA may have done.

      A few years back, Palestinian terrorists loaded up a donkey with explosives and detonated it in a Jewish neighborhood in Israel.  This killed many jews, and the donkey.  PETA sent a protest to Yassir Araftat objecting to the use of an animal to blow up people.  Arafat actually responded to PETA agreeing that it was an egregious thing to blow up a donkey, even if it was for the higher purpose of killing jews.  Arafat promised his organization would do its best to discourage the use of animals in the future.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 2005 12 31 at 12:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Israel and Iraq is the root cause of all terrorism.

      Indonesia should immediately end their support for Israel and withdraw their troops from Iraq.

      Oh… Wait…

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2005 12 31 at 12:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. Mystery Meat.  You beat me to it . I was going to suggest that the blast in Central Sulawesi was a form of retrospective animal liberation.

      Posted by geoff on 2005 12 31 at 12:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. What do Muslims think of Porky Pig?

      More importantly, what does Porky Pig think of Muslims?

      Posted by rinardman on 2005 12 31 at 12:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. It’s Howard’s fault of course. Bringing out all that latent racism all over the place just for political mileage.

      Posted by geoff on 2005 12 31 at 12:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. Root causes? Isn’t it as plain as a porkstaff? Without the support of pork producers and consumers for the worldwide global evil thingummyjig, the whole jewry-rigged hogemonic whatchamacallit would collapse. You know, Pig Brother and everything. Forget oil. It’s all about bacon grease and green eggs and ham, and Piggly Wiggly supermarkets, and that pork-based item in Dick Cheney’s pants.

      Posted by arrowhead ripper on 2005 12 31 at 12:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. You gotta feel kinda sorry for these islamist terrorists.
      Every other day they blow up and kill innocent people and YET…the estren world’s enlightened news services blame Bushitler and the evil Zionists.
      Common guys! give a little credit where it’s due
      This western refusal to credit islamic “militants” is sure to cause some severe irreverisble psychological trauma in these victims of western imperialism and cause them to commit acts of terrorism one day.

      Posted by davo on 2005 12 31 at 12:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. Did they get a proper look at the bombers? Persons of Middle Eastern appearance? Of course! Mossad agents dressed up so as to stir up trouble between Christians and Muslims. And between Indonesian restaurants and Vietnamese restaurants. And pig farmers and sheep dog breeders.

      Bastards

      Posted by geoff on 2005 12 31 at 12:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. Long pork?

      Posted by ausdiplomad on 2005 12 31 at 12:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. Please.  The root cause of pork is pigs.  And I doubt they had had any sensitivity training.  So they were sexist, possibly racist, perhaps fascist, but definitely capitalist pigs.

      Posted by E. Nough on 2005 12 31 at 01:22 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ah yes #11. But I ask you, who exactly is behind the pigs? Pulling the hamstrings so to speak.

      Posted by geoff on 2005 12 31 at 01:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. There we have another display of the religion of peace and tolerance, or lack of … the next time Kaysar Trad comes out and says Islam is a religion of peace, I’ll throw my stubby at the tele … Islam is a wolf in sheep’s clothing … sorry, couldn’t get the word pig in anywhere …

      Posted by Stevo on 2005 12 31 at 01:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. This sort of thing just would not happen if the Israelis would just withdraw from Palestinian land and let the poor Palestinian people live in peace, harmony, mutual goodwill and tranquility.

      Like in Gaza.

      Posted by geoff on 2005 12 31 at 02:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. #5 I think everyone is missing the point that the group with the greatest motivation to blow up a pig market might be pigs.
      Noone likes being eaten.
      The important point is that pigs could not have done it alone as they have the motivation, but arguably lack the training, finance and opposable thumbs necessary for the execution.

      Enter the obvious second party, the Joooooos, as they are behind everything.

      But lets not forget that Jews are the descendants of pigs and monkeys.

      Thus this is far from over, and you can expect kidnapped monkeys beheaded on Al Jazeera.

      /ROP’s real activities make just as much sense

      Posted by sixdays on 2005 12 31 at 02:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. There are better ways to get a crackly crackling. Rub in salt and cook in a hot oven.
      Apart from that. There appears to be no depths that these moral snobs the muslims will not stoop to. Throwing bombs, decapitating live victims, rape and all the rest of their vile repertoire is fine because they are spreading the word . Of how Islam is peaceful.

      Posted by waussie on 2005 12 31 at 02:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m going long on pork bellies.

      Posted by slammer on 2005 12 31 at 02:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think this indicates, once again, that just below the surface Muslims are pigists.

      Posted by gubbaboy on 2005 12 31 at 02:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hey there was a whole truckload of piglets spilled out onto the road in the U.K? on the news last night.They were so cute.

      Posted by crash on 2005 12 31 at 02:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. sixdays: I think everyone is missing the point that the group with the greatest motivation to blow up a pig market might be pigs.
      Noone likes being eaten.

      One of the world’s greatest bumper stickers:

      Hey, Vegetarians!!  FUCK YOU!!!
      —The Plants

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 2005 12 31 at 02:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. News.com.au spins it like this:

      …after a spike in violence between Muslims and Christians, which has included shootings, bombings and beheadings…

      …Government-brokered truce was put in place in December 2001…

      it makes it sound like the Muslims and Christians are at war with one another, but while the story enumerates Muslim atrocities (”…Christian couple and two girls shot and wounded in two separate November attacks… Masked assailants beheaded three Christian schoolgirls in Poso in late October.”) it fails to mention Christian action against Muslims.

      Could it be that the violence is only one way?

      It makes the use of words such as violence between Muslims and Christians and Government-brokered truce seem very suspect indeed.

      —Nick

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2005 12 31 at 02:55 AM • permalink

 

    1. Reminds me of the 1939-1945 violence between Germans and Jews. Lucky someone finally brokered a truce there too.

      Posted by sixdays on 2005 12 31 at 03:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. i dont trust anyone who dont like pork crackling…….mmmm pork.

      Posted by vinny on 2005 12 31 at 03:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. All this anger at Muslims is premature.

      It could still turn out that the attack was carried out by the local Buddhists…

      Ahem.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2005 12 31 at 03:21 AM • permalink

 

    1. Pourquoi?
      Ask not for whom the bell tolls …

      Posted by blogstrop on 2005 12 31 at 03:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Before we go much further I think we need a take on all this from Swinishcapitalist.

      Where is he? Never around when you need him.

      Posted by geoff on 2005 12 31 at 03:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. The bombers mothers must be so proud…

      2 Palestinian mothers are sitting on a park bench when one pulls out a picture of a young man and says to the other ” This is my boy, he martyred himself trying to get an israeli checkpoint this time last year”.
      The 2nd mother reaches in and pulls out one of two boys “Mine martyred themslves in a market full of jews last week”
      The first lady looks across and says ” Mmm they blow up so quick nowdays”

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2005 12 31 at 04:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. The pork bombing shows what happens when you put busybodies in charge.

      Muslims are just another kind of busybody.

      And busybodies won’t criticize it.  It would strike at the heart of their being.  Telling other people how to live.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 12 31 at 11:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. It sounds like a viciously hypocritical act. I mean, the fellow’s name was MoHAMmed, after all.

      Sixdays, you’re definitely onto something. Remember Orwell’s “Animal Farm”? Napolean? Exactly . . .

      Posted by paco on 2005 12 31 at 01:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. Stevo…you’ll throw your WHAT at the telly?  (I’m not italicizing or boldering.  I’ve seen what happens.)

      Posted by ushie on 2005 12 31 at 02:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Go on Ushie, splurge, live a little, indulge in a little luxury.  Go ahead and bold it.  Tim can afford the expense.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2005 12 31 at 07:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh … did I really say that? … I had too much to drink yesterday … I promise not to do it again until next time … there’s no way I’d throw a stubby at the telly because stubbies hold precious amber fluid … 375ml to be precise, not unless you come from Darwin where they weigh in at 2.25l … which brings me to a story where I was asked to bring a bag containing 2 Darwin stubbies back to Sydney for a friend many years ago … silly me checked the bag in as luggage … when quite a few of other peoples bags on the carousel were soaking in and smelling of beer at the collection end, I knew what happened … one of the stubbies broke, probably in the aircraft hold … I thought it was funny …

      Posted by Stevo on 2005 12 31 at 07:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. JAFA

      I was amused years ago by the advertisement encouraging Aussies to “Get some pork on your fork”.

      and I’m not going there

      Posted by kae on 2006 01 01 at 07:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. Turnabout is fair play – if certain Muslims have no respect for the cultural right of Christians to chow down on yummy pigmeat then those same Muslims should forfeit their own cultural rights.

      The remains of Islamic terrorists should be interred wrapped in pigskin.

      Posted by fidens on 2006 01 01 at 07:40 AM • permalink

 

  1. Oh, so stubbies are ponies, as in a 6 of Rolling Rock ponies.

    Ooooo!  BOLD!

    Posted by ushie on 2006 01 01 at 02:08 PM • permalink