A friend of mine suggested that maybe the Bradleys are bait. Maybe he’s right. Maybe bait is a good way of putting it.
If it is bait, there’s likely people to take it—second explosion in Qamishli confirmed:
This is the first something like this I’ve seen from this side.
I mean… Batman? Shits getting real.
Apparently the first one was near a church, and there have been a bunch of church bombings in and around Qamishli recently and they’ve just been swamped by war coverage.
It’s also being reported that the priest killed was traveling to inspect a church being restored, presumably by Islamist radicals (but I want to double check).
RIC is turning it up a notch:
I don’t think that church was hit today. There have been enough in the last year that I’m not sure I can figure out when that happened though.
But, as always, the people of northeast Syria remain, we… There is just a lot of buzz around Kobane right now.
But they are resilient. They’re used to this.
St. Peter was pretty handy with the steel, if you know what I mean.