Bovine Bombers?

| September 6, 2019

ISIS has found a new vector for its suicide bombers- cows. Attrition from both the US and Allied forces has so reduced ISIS’s numbers they are reluctant to use human suicide bombers.
Perhaps not the most efficient manner to deliver suicide bombers- they have to get the cows near their intended target, and remain close enough to detonate the cows, err, bombs, when the cows mosey over to where they can do the most damage. Not a bit stealthy, the cows won’t be able to join a wedding group or enter a restaurant, two favorite ISIS targets.
This tactic has sort of worked. Once. I don’t think ISIS will get much mileage out of cow bombs, but they’re still in the game. Just proves you can’t keep a good terrorist down.

From the article:
ISIS, Weakened, Finds New Bombers: Cows Wearing Explosive Vests

By Alissa J. Rubin

The Islamic State has been reluctant to use humans to carry bombs because of the group’s reduced numbers, so it has tried out a new tactic: Bovine suicide bombers.

Residents of Al Islah, Iraq, on Saturday said they had witnessed “a strange” sight: two cows harnessed to explosive vests roving the northern side of the village, according to Col. Ghalib Al-Atyia, the spokesman for the police commander in Diyala Province.

The animals wandered into the outskirts of the community, and when they seemed close to houses, the bombs were detonated remotely, killing the cows, and damaging nearby houses, but not harming any people, Colonel Al-Atyia said.

In the colonel’s assessment, the attack signaled that the Islamic State, whose ranks were sharply reduced by the group’s four-year fight against Iraqi security forces backed by American special forces, was resorting to unconventional methods since they lacked manpower.

Read the entire article here: NY Times

Category: Iraq, Isis, Terror War, YGBSM!!

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  1. J.R. Johnson says:

    Mooove along folks nothing to see here!
    Doesn’t sound like the Cows are Mootivated to perform this task.

  2. JURASSICHM says:

    I bet the people at PETA are having a frikkin stroke! Ban Bovine Bombs!

  3. Cameron Kingsley says:

    Why not goats? Oh wait, nevermind.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Pity. Seems like a waste of potential rib eyes. If they used fire bomb vests it would give a whole new meaning to the term roasted beast.

    If they need volunteers to wear vests, there is this group out in Elko NV. I wonder if ISIL is aware of them.

  5. Roh-Dog says:

    When asked for comment the Hindus stated, “No time to talk, we’re running to the whetstone store” as they left at a high rate of speed.

    After Modi solves the problem with his neighbor do you think we can get him to conquistador west to the Dead Sea?

  6. So the cows wandered into the outskirts of the town near some homes. Sounds like they were milking the job. Say cows should sleep in sheds 5 times saying it fast.

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    You’d think that with 14,000 to maybe 18,000 IS devotees left, they’d have enough psychobombers, wouldn’t you? But they can’t spare them?

    Well, that is a sea change of sorts.

  8. reddevil says:

    ISIS and AQIZ before them had a very sophisticated system for selecting, assessing, and training suicide bombers. Most of them were selected from the foreign fighters that came to Iraq for Jihad. Once across the border from Syria or Iran (mostly Syria for AQ), the jihadis went through a series of camps. First stop was almost like MEPS, they would figure out if you were really a jihadi or some sort of infiltrator, see if you had any special skills, etc. This is where the spotting and assessing for suicide bombers started.

    From there they would go to a camp to train for their specific role. Pipe swingers would go learn how to shoot an AK and torture children, IED guys would go to learn how to make bombs, etc. Suicide bombers (whether or not they knew it at this point) started their indoctrination, which often involved heavy drug use (again, witting or not).

    There’s a lot of evidence that many suicide bombers were unwitting- we found guys chained to steering wheels, we found unedited videos of SVIED attacks where the driver thought he was just doing a recon of a checkpoint when their vehicles were detonated remotely.

    These are not nice people, when you think about it.

  9. Berliner says:

    I think this is the start of ISIS going vegan. They were just doing their part to save the planet from climate change./s

  10. Skyjumper says:


    A new way to make ground beef? Nay, nay!

    Me being from the”America’s Dairyland” state, thinks this is utterly cruel!

    Cheese, what next?

    To the cows, I suggest you hoof it over to some friendly Iraqis house where they will “hide” you.

    Mooooove along now.

  11. Martinjmpr says:

    Putting an IED in a female bovine is despicable.

    But putting one in a non-castrated male bovine would be….

    ABOMINABLE! 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Thanks, folks, I’ll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitresses.