October 22, 2005

SON OF A...

This article (via Beth) about an Iraqi who trains suicide bombers is just too disturbing for words. I think it's disgusting that Time magazine sat down with this guy...

Al-Tamimi met with TIME in two interviews spanning five hours. He agreed to meet with us after members of the TIME staff approached Iraqi contacts who are close to the insurgency, in an effort to gain information on the ways in which suicide-bombing networks operate.

...but hopefully some good can come of it and someone in the military can learn to identify these dry runs and practice sessions. Still, it's a little too eerily like the North Kosanese issue for me.

Here's my favorite part of the article:

He is so proficient at facilitating suicide bombings that he says his own brother and sister have asked to be considered for "martyrdom operations." He gave them some basic training but advised them to find other, less drastic ways of serving the insurgency. "A suicide bombing should be the last resort," he says. "It should not be a shortcut to paradise."

Let that be a lesson to anyone who thinks being a suicide bomber is honorable. If it were that freaking honorable, al-Tamimi would be proud to help his family members to paradise. But apparently al-Tamimi scruples don't prevent him from making his son into a monster:

He has told his son that he is too young to become a martyr but says he recently taught the child how to make roadside bombs and how to fashion a rudimentary rocket launcher out of metal tubes.

May you burn in hell, al-Tamimi.

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1 The man should be dead. If we can bomb ball bearing factories we can sure bomb jihad factories.

Posted by: Walter E. Wallis at October 22, 2005 04:08 PM (wDJE+)

2 clowns like that are why the troops morale and resolve are so high right now.i've posted many comments before decrying the 43 admin and all the rest that comes with it but this country has no choice but to win this war.these sadists won't win.period.ever.

Posted by: tommy at October 24, 2005 10:31 AM (NMK3S)

3 Would TIME have conducted an interview with Goering during WWII? Would TIME conduct an interview in the US with a Mafia don who was planning a string of contract killings? If they did, and failed to inform the authoritites of the location of the criminal so that he could be arrested before committing the crime, wouldn't they face criminal or at least civil liability? Any lawyers here who could comment on this question?

Posted by: David Foster at October 24, 2005 10:42 AM (7TmYw)

4 I'm glad to have had the chance to read the interview. I want to understand what we're up against. Some people say that to understand is to excuse, but I don't believe that.

Posted by: Pericles at October 25, 2005 11:21 PM (EpPuP)

5 I concur with David's comments above. This is crazy! HH6

Posted by: Household6 at October 26, 2005 05:35 AM (T+Tkq)

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