It’s often said that those who can’t do, teach. This story explodes that myth.
BAGHDAD — 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, army and police officials said.
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…
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, according to the police and army officials.
It’s easy to laugh at these murderous dimwits, which is why I enjoy doing so. But it also points out the paradox that’s central to the art of suicide bombing: the lack of experienced practitioners. By definition, the successful suicide bomber can’t pass along his skills and experience to the next generation of medieval idiots. So we have scenes like this one.
So, all the students who survived the class get automatic A’s for the semester, right?