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. 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.

    More on point is another video about Islamaphobia highlighting it is not a racist position.

    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.

  2. 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.

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

    We’re working on it —

  3. noname says:

    Live demonstrations are far more instructive!

  4. 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!!!