July 24, 2007

SURE, HE DIED A COWARD...:

Senior Taliban militant kills himself during raid in Pakistan (Salman Masood, July 24, 2007, International Herald Tribune)

One of the most wanted Taliban militants in Pakistan killed himself when troops raided a hideout in Baluchistan Province, government officials said Tuesday. [...]

[Abdullah] Mehsud, who was 32 and was missing a leg, was known for his daredevil personality and bravado. He spent 25 months in American custody at the detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, before being released in March 2004.


...but, at least he didn't dress up like a woman to try sneaking away.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 24, 2007 9:15 PM
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. . . at least he didn't dress up like a woman to try sneaking away.

By Taliban leadership standards, that's conspicuous valor.

Posted by: Mike Morley at July 25, 2007 6:12 AM

He spent 25 months in American custody at the detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, before being released.

That can't be. We all know that being imprisoned at Guantanamo ensures one's innocence.

Posted by: Ibid at July 25, 2007 7:30 AM

Did he put a machine gun on his stump, like the dominatrix from "Grindhouse"?

Posted by: ratbert at July 25, 2007 8:34 AM

Where does Allah come down on one-on-one suicide? I fear it's a no-no. The least he could have done is strapped on some ammo and gone into a school or a hospital to do the deed. Methinks those virgins just won't be there to greet this great warrior.

Posted by: erp at July 25, 2007 8:58 AM
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