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A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives…

The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence.

Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara…Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape…

The militant who was conducting the training was not identified by name, but he was described by an Iraqi Army officer as a prolific recruiter who was “able to kill the bad guys for once…”

The dude qualifies all the way round. Especially since he took out 22 candidates with himself, wounded 15 more and survivors were arrested. Phew!



  1. pedro says:

    They must also be hugo chavez followers.

  2. tg says:

    famous last word

    “oops”

  3. Kiwini says:

    Strong the irony is in this one.

  4. Glenn E. says:

    You keep using that phrase “Darwin Award winner”. I do not think it means, what you think it means. I doubt that evolution, or de-evolution, has anything to do with it. And considering the blog and podcast’s philosophy. The phrase “Karma award winner” might be better. Because Karma works both ways. Good and bad. And this bombing instructor earned his bad karma, and got it. He’ll have to start working on having good karma, in the next life. If he’s granted another one.

    • Farley Wawa says:

      There actually is a copyright and structured “Darwin Award”. Dedicated to idiots who take themselves out of the gene pool in some stupid manner.

    • Holdfast says:

      It means exactly what he is using it for. Before using such a statement, have a quick google for “Darwin Awards” or if you like, just look it up on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Awards

  5. mojo says:

    Class dismissed…

  6. noname says:

    Al-Qaeda is hoping the signed liability waivers didn’t also blow up!

  7. Bobo says:

    What was the last thing going through the instructors mind?

    His hands.

  8. MikeN says:

    Yea, these guys all look like jokers until they are successful. Group who bombed the Cole actually failed once before and bombed themselves stuck in the sand.

    • I'zheet M'drurz says:

      Do you know what the instructor’s last words were?

      “Now class, pay close attention! I’m only going to show you this once…”

  9. Benjamin says:

    I thought suicide bombers blew up themselves and those around them. This guy blew up himself and those around him. It was lucky they weren’t around any non-combatants.

  10. Supreme Ultrahuman (I see the comment system is still designed for retards.) says:

    Straight out of Monty Python. I can’t believe no one has mentioned the Suicide Scotsmen.

  11. WmDE says:

    It was a practice session of the Suicide Bomber Drill Team.

  12. Dallas says:

    …and finally, you pull thi

  13. andrewa says:

    Nope,
    Best Darwin award was when 5 armed robbers decided to hold up the “Buck and Hog” pub where I live in South Africa, the pub being the place where the police reservists hang out. Score: cops 4 dead and getaway driver with holes in him and the getaway car, Robbers 0

  14. sargasso_c says:

    No shortage of fools.

  15. MWD78 says:

    never sign up for an improvised explosives course that is taught by Waleed Coyote .

  16. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    Culture is fun to recognize. Suicide Bombing, has it ever achieved any stated goal other than create pain and misery? I suppose “peace talks” can be canceled and so forth but when has it ever secured peace for a people within their borders? You gotta do almost anything else, but this Arab Culture is caught up in thinking suicide bombing is the way to go…..sillly.

    Also silly….I came to think this watching the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Show. Beautiful Women showing off their bodies. One thing in a swimsuit on the beach, another as the equally beautiful spokewomen present the photoshots. Nice dresses with their tits prominently displayed. Classy Women do this all the time. Nice women—nice tits. I like it, but it totally objectifies women as sexual objects, and they do it voluntarily and then get upset if you stare at what they stick in your face. I like it, but……again silly….and totally cultural. Just like covering up from head to toe…more culture.

    I do love my womens, but showing tits is rather silly. Love is silly.

    …….its all Darwin.

    • MikeN says:

      Of course they think that. This is what liberals encourage. The Palestinians keep doing it and Israel gets described as the bad guy. They even have their own country because of it.

      • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and part time laid psychiatrist says:

        Mickey—please take another stab at being coherent. When I glue together my best guess at what you are trying to say, you don’t make any sense.

        You are normally wrong, but usually understandable. Are you working towards a triple?

        • MikeN says:

          You need to work at reading comprehension. Start by looking at context. Hint, my statement was a reply to yours. So look at your statement and see where I might be replying.

  17. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    ………and the kiddies flow forth.

  18. John E Quantum says:

    This happened because an Islamic militant prankster labeled the button “pess button to meet virgins”.

  19. mojo says:

    In all fairness, it is kind of hard to find experienced suicide bombers.

  20. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and part time laid psychiatrist says:

    Not too much tangential, short video of Hitchens discussing why/how Hitler/Stalin/Pol Pot all often noted as “Atheist Regimes” were in fact religious. My gut tells me Mao was too, but it goes back to the saying about religion being “useful” to those in politics. http://youtube.com/watch?v=oUHhize6r-U

    More on point is another video about Islamaphobia highlighting it is not a racist position. http://youtube.com/watch?v=kZqy8cHycAU

    The man did know his religions/dogmas/history.

    Better arguments/exchanges than we typically come up with…all at our finger tips…should we care to make the effort.

    Yea, verily.

  21. Tim says:

    How insensitive, John E Quantum; The world lost 22 of the most pleasant, brilliant, and brisant boys, that day.

    Besides, it was science class — There is more to being a good suicide bomber than just how to dress in slimming-black and proper placement of remote-trigger bling.

    I feel inspired to immortalize them with epic poetry —

    From the mizzen mast;
    a brisant blast;
    as the students body sailed away….

    “”The velocity of detonation is an important indicator for overall energy or power of detonation, and in particular for the brisance or shattering effect of an explosive.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_explosive_detonation_velocities

    mojo says, “”In all fairness, it is kind of hard to find experienced suicide bombers.

    We’re working on it —

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_suicide_and_immortality

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=A-wAaBoW408

  22. noname says:

    Live demonstrations are far more instructive!

  23. Nobody (is PERFECT) says:

    This was predicted by a few COMEDY shows I can think of.

    I say we enshrine this dead ISIS commander as a hero on the Washington mall. Right next to Lincoln!!!

    …NOT!