Before we tell you the story, we want to be transparent. We’re not big fans of Muslims, especially those of the “Islamic” variety. Generally speaking they’ve been terrorizing and butchering their neighbors for about 13 centuries. The only reason they’ve stopped, from time to time, is when they’re threatened with extinction. They also seem to take special joy slaughtering other Muslims who just happen to be of a different sect.
We’re not fans of the former slaughtering; we pretty much have no issues with the latter. If you’re going to heap criticism on us for using too broad a brush, don’t bother. We intentionally picked up the broadest one we could find and we’re confident it’s well past time somebody did just that.
That said, let’s take a look at today’s hero.
It’s well known that the greatest tribute a student can give a teacher is for the student to learn so much that their roles reverse. Unfortunately for a group of student Sunni Militants who were killed while attending suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad, they won’t get the chance to make that transformation.
On Monday, 22 class attendees were obliterated by their teacher/commander who unwittingly detonated his army belt laden with explosives, according to Iraqi army and police officials. Up to fifteen additional terrorists were wounded in the explosion.
How in the world did a bunch of terrorists end up in Iraq? Well, for starters, they ended up there because the Obama administration refused to negotiate a status of force agreement with the Iraqi government. They just pulled out all US troops and left the Iraqis to their own devices. Everybody, including the Obama administration knew that would turn out bad, and it did.
The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is fighting the army of the Iraqi government composed mostly of Shiites. They have been connected to bomb attacks throughout Iraq and other areas in the Middle East, and are known for inflaming sectarian violence throughout the region.
One Iraqi Army officer seemed to be pleased with the explosive incident that sent the almost two dozen militants to an early grave (or to a meeting with 72 dark-eyed virgins in paradise, depending on your point of view). The officer commented that the commander, who was conducting the training class, was a successful recruiter of suicide bombers who was “able to kill the bad guys for once.”
An official said that ISIS had about 2,000 fighters in Iraq, and that its long term plan is to create a base of operations in Baghdad, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The U.S. State Department has officially designated Baghdadi as a global terrorist.
The fact that terrorists have made a home in Iraq, well, we have our Imperial President to thank for that one.
On the other hand, with respect to a bunch of dead and wounded terrorists, we say HURRAH! May Allah run out of virgins.
We’re also waiting for our President to announce that flags will be flown at half-mast in memory of the “brave freedom fighters”.