Would-Be Suicide Bomber Killed by Unexpected SMS From Mobile Carrier
An unexpected and unwanted text message from a wireless company prematurely exploded a would-be suicide bomberâ€™s vest bomb in Russia New Yearâ€™s Eve, inadvertently thwarting a planned attack on revelers in Moscow, according to The Daily Telegraph.
The would-be suicide bomber was planning to detonate a suicide belt bomb near Red Square, a plan that was foiled when her wireless carrier sent her an SMS while she was still at a safe house, setting off the bomb and killing her. The message reportedly wished her a Happy New Years, according to the report, which sourced the info from security forces in Russia. Cell phones are often used as makeshift detonators by terrorist and insurgent groups.
If true, the SMS might be the only time that a wireless carrierâ€™s SMS message has ever been useful....
It's interesting, as I considered this news article my first reaction was, GOOD! He deserved it!
While it is good that no one else was killed by this bomb, one life WAS lost. When we hear of those who place no real value upon life and so they are willing to kill others without any mercy our first cry is usually for justice. I am not discounting justice, but don't we little by little begin the process of devaluing the gift of life within our own hearts. We need to be careful that terrorism doesn't make us insensitive, and I really think to some degree it already has. It should sadden us that many in this world are taught to hate others from their youth. What a sad useless life. But if we embrace that same spirit are we any better than they, and really, is our life of any greater usefulness. There are those who do wrong, and there are those who strive to do right, but folks, there are also those who do nothing, and sadly, I think they are in the majority! This is very convicting to me. Perhaps it should cause us to tremble when we see justice meted out upon the wicked. God, have mercy and open our eyes!
"O LORD, I have heard thy speech, [and] was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy." Hab 3:2