Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Not to put too fine a point on it...

STOCKHOLM (Dec. 12) -- No one died except for the suspected bomber, but two explosions in Sweden's capital tore at the fabric of this tolerant and open nation - a society that hadn't seen a terrorist attack in more than three decades.

Two people were wounded in central Stockholm on Saturday in what appeared to be the first suicide bombing in the history of Sweden, which has been spared the major terrorist strikes seen in several other European countries.

A car exploded in the middle of the seasonal shopping frenzy, shooting flames and causing several smaller blasts as people ran screaming from the scene. The blast that killed the alleged bomber came moments later a few blocks away from the car explosion on a busy pedestrian street.
... But, once a "bomber" has actually blown themselves up, they are no longer a "suspected bomber" or "alleged bomber"... They have actually committed the act, and the evidence thereof is scatted in millions of pieces in the public street.

One might say they are an "alleged" or "suspected" terrorist, or an "alleged" or "suspected" attempted mass murderer... Those are mere suppositions on our part... But the facts that the bombing occurred, and that the bomber died in the blast,  are not in dispute.

I'm just sayin...