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The Father: Truth Teller, The Mother: Aya granny, Daughter 1: Najma, Daughter 2: HNK.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Tikrit news

Reading my post about the Moslawi news, one of my neighbor told me this.

"In Tikrit in an attempt to prevent the suicidal car bombs, the authorities there , issues an instructions preventing any car in the city holding less than two passengers from being move around. The driver and additional passenger are the minimum, to be roaming in the city."

It is another strange and brand new news.


Blogger waldschrat said...

This rule (at least 2 people required in all cars driven in Tikrit) is an example of loss of freedom traded for gain in security (real or imaginary). Similar things are happening in the USA although not as extreme - very inconvenient waits at airports in the name of security, travel over certain roads restricted, restrictions on how things can be sent through the mail, all in the name of improved security. The choice is inconvenient rules or inconvenient violence. The cause is the willingness of bad people to use violence.

6/12/2005 01:43:00 PM

Blogger hazdude said...

I am not sure just how effective this measure will be in Tikrit. It is easy to get someone in the seat with you. I am hopeful that it will curb some of the vehicle born stuff, but i doubt it will be of much use. You need to change peoples hearts and minds, not there carpooling habits.

6/12/2005 10:29:00 PM

Blogger Mirco said...

It will make hardier to enter in the city with a car bomb.
1) Terrorists need 2 men, not one. So, for them the cost is doubled for attempted attack.
2) The seize someone to keep in the car, but this strike against the need to pass unnoticed, so the success ratio of attempted attacks is reduced.

6/13/2005 09:36:00 AM


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