Terrorists are psychopaths – the 3% of the population that don’t see other people as human.
Psychopathy (p51, Viking hardback):
Most psychopaths showed signs of malice from the time they were children. They bullied smaller children, tortured animals, lied habitually, and were incapable of empathy or remorse…
Most experts on psychopathy believe that it comes from a genetic predisposition, although in some cases it may come from early brain damage.
Here’s one describing what its like to stab someone ( p262, Viking hardback):
You can feel his whole life trembling through the knife in your hand…You go to the floor with him to finish him…They always whisper one thing at the end: “Please.” You get the odd impression he is not imploring you to not to harm him, but to do it right.
Yesterday Al-Qaeda psychopaths violated humanity’s imperative to protect children:
Insurgents in Iraq detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after US soldiers let it through a Baghdad checkpoint over the weekend, a senior US military official said Tuesday.
The vehicle was stopped at the checkpoint but was allowed through when soldiers saw the children in the back, said Major General Michael Barbero of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.
“Children in the back seat lowered suspicion. We let it move through. They parked the vehicle, and the adults ran out and detonated it with the children in the back,” Barbero said.
The general said it was the first time he had seen a report of insurgents using children in suicide bombings. But he said Al-Qaeda in Iraq is changing tactics in response to the tighter controls around the city.
On Sunday, IRA psychopaths violated humanity’s imperative to help the injured (my ellipsis):
Hostile crowds stopped an ambulance as the crew tried to take a casualty from an Army helicopter crash in south Armagh (Northern Ireland) to hospital.
The Northern Ireland ambulance service said the vehicle was ambushed in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, after the Lynx came down in bad weather on Sunday night, injuring two airmen and four police officers.
A mob hurled stones, fireworks and snowballs as the ambulance crew tried to help the victims.
Over time, the coalition will thin the population of Iraqi psychopaths.
Sadly, Northern Ireland will stay infested, since Blair’s “Peace Process” leaves the IRA free to breed.