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(NPR)   You know the financial meltdown has really hit hard globally when terrorists are downsizing from Car Bombs to Bicycle Bombs in Afghanistan   (npr.org) divider line 32
    More: Scary, Afghanistan, car bombs, Afghans, bicycle bomb, Afghan National Security Forces, Kunduz, Paktika, Herat  
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2012-08-15 12:56:12 PM  
Bomb.
 
2012-08-15 12:56:22 PM  
Maybe the suicide bombers are just exercise fanatics. Don't you hate it when people assume you ride a bike to work for economic reasons?

/not a bicycist
 
2012-08-15 12:56:25 PM  
Soon they will be down to starring in movies with Ben Affleck
 
2012-08-15 12:57:16 PM  
My terrorist job just got out-sourced to India. Thanks Obama!
 
2012-08-15 12:57:32 PM  
I might be nitpicking here, but I'm pretty sure it's the size of the bomb and not the vehicle carrying it.

Also? Bikes I'm pretty sure are more common over there.

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Eat your heart out Michael Bay!
 
2012-08-15 01:04:28 PM  
I bet all the other suicide bombers driving along behind him were honking at him to get off the road.
 
2012-08-15 01:06:46 PM  
No other possibility.
 
2012-08-15 01:07:30 PM  
Bicycle bombs have a smaller carbon footprint.
 
2012-08-15 01:07:54 PM  
So, now we have to worry about hipsterists?
 
2012-08-15 01:10:52 PM  
great, now these guys are pedaling their crazy ideas on the street.
 
2012-08-15 01:11:12 PM  
bikehugger.com
 
2012-08-15 01:11:27 PM  

SkunkWerks: I might be nitpicking here, but I'm pretty sure it's the size of the bomb and not the vehicle carrying it.

Also? Bikes I'm pretty sure are more common over there.

This PSA brought to you by the great nation of Carbombya.

Eat your heart out Michael Bay!


bigger vehicles = bigger bombs. Do the math.
 
2012-08-15 01:14:50 PM  
Bad finances? Is that why Hamas tried using a few 'Tard-bombs a while back?
At most that would cost them a couple of cookies and a squeeky-toy.
 
2012-08-15 01:18:05 PM  

chuckufarlie: bigger vehicles = bigger bombs. Do the math.


That doesn't sound like math.
 
2012-08-15 01:24:21 PM  
Bicycles are a great way to get around. You don't contribute to or get stuck in traffic and it's good for the environment. You get to experience more of the city before you blow it up.
And it is great exercise, too.
 
2012-08-15 01:25:47 PM  

ElFugawz: Bicycles are a great way to get around. You don't contribute to or get stuck in traffic and it's good for the environment. You get to experience more of the city before you blow it up.
And it is great exercise, too.


More maneuverable, easier to squeeze past checkpoints, less conspicuous due to there being so damn many of them...
 
2012-08-15 01:26:57 PM  

DarnoKonrad: Bicycle bombs have a smaller carbon footprint.


Yeah they're probably fixies too...
 
2012-08-15 01:35:08 PM  

Richard Freckle: Yeah they're probably fixies too...


All of them I ever saw were. Goddamn Afghan hipsters, with those stupid beards, were riding them all over the place. Every time I parked my hummer in one of their "compact cars only" spots they'd set one of them off next to it.

Wait. We were talking about Austin, right?
 
2012-08-15 01:40:52 PM  
just another tactic.. unfortunately nothing new.. like someone said its easier to get them places, harder to detect, cheaper to build. Drop one in a crowded market place and see what happens... then once they do bikes a few times they will switch back to cars or vests or whatever is less expected and most effective
 
2012-08-15 01:41:24 PM  
They are just going Green, Obama gives them subsidies.
 
2012-08-15 01:43:50 PM  

tricycleracer:


Favorited: good taste.
 
2012-08-15 01:44:38 PM  
Think what they could do with a Taco Truck.
 
2012-08-15 01:56:57 PM  

arethereanybeernamesleft: Richard Freckle: Yeah they're probably fixies too...

All of them I ever saw were. Goddamn Afghan hipsters, with those stupid beards, were riding them all over the place. Every time I parked my hummer in one of their "compact cars only" spots they'd set one of them off next to it.

Wait. We were talking about Austin, right?


Knowing where we are is so mainstream
 
2012-08-15 02:41:36 PM  
When your country only has a couple of dozen vehicles that contain engines, you eventually run out of them.

Pretty soon they'll be out of bicycles and will have to resort to walking to their targets.

Ain't abject poverty grand!
 
2012-08-15 02:43:17 PM  
Really, it's just because they have used all the cars up. After they run out if bicycles, they will use skateboards and then cats and finally firecrackers on cockroaches.
 
2012-08-15 02:44:28 PM  

SandmanEatsYourBrain: When your country only has a couple of dozen vehicles that contain engines, you eventually run out of them.

Pretty soon they'll be out of bicycles and will have to resort to walking to their targets.

Ain't abject poverty grand!


Assballs. You think you're so cool don't ya?

/damn
 
2012-08-15 04:39:32 PM  
Next: Skateboards with M-80s

\ If you can believe in box cutters you can believe almost anything.
 
2012-08-15 05:29:31 PM  

SkunkWerks: chuckufarlie: bigger vehicles = bigger bombs. Do the math.

That doesn't sound like math.


not surprised that you think so
 
2012-08-15 05:53:28 PM  

chuckufarlie: SkunkWerks: chuckufarlie: bigger vehicles = bigger bombs. Do the math.

That doesn't sound like math.

not surprised that you think so


Not surprised it isn't so.

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2012-08-15 11:00:33 PM  
*sigh*
 
2012-08-16 02:40:27 AM  
They're doing their part for the environment. Now if they could just get with the guy who makes bikes from cardboard....
 
2012-08-16 11:57:24 AM  

tricycleracer: [bikehugger.com image 500x377]


Came here for that reference, left feeling satisfied
 
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