Friday, June 14, 2002
Gen. Abdel Razak Yehiyeh...said he would first engage in dialogue with the armed groups. Yehiyeh did not say how he would proceed if his appeals go unheeded.
I wish him luck. But I can't help thinking of the "Cape Feare" episode of the Simpsons, where Homer hires a vigilante to get Sideshow Bob to leave town:
Man: Now don't you fret. When I'm through, he won't set foot in this
town again. I can be very, _very_ persuasive. [reloads his gun]
[Scene change to a bar]
Man: [whining] C'mon, leave town!
Man: I'll be your friend?
Man: Aw, you're mean!
An attacker crashed a bomb-laden vehicle into a guard post outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, killing himself and at least six other people and injuring 45.
The massive blast incinerated a dozen cars, blew a three-metre-wide hole in the compound wall, and sent debris flying a kilometre.
No Americans were believed killed, but one U.S. Marine and five Pakistani employees in the consulate were lightly injured.