Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Almost missed today. Not much going on, really. Well, not that you'd want to read about. Although I did read a very interesting story this morning about a suicide bomber who tried to kill a minor functionary in the Saudi government today. Apparently it's a tradition in Saudi Arabia to accept supposedly penetant people with trust and forgiveness on certain holidays. Well, this former Al-Quaida operative vowed his reform, and met with Prince Mohammed bin Nayef. Unbeknownst to the Prince the man has inserted an improvised explosive up his ass, and when he met with bin Nayef, detonated the device. The only problem was that a bomb small enough to fit where the sun don't shine, or at least this particular firecracker, was only strong enough to kill the bomber, and make a big mess. I realize this is a tragic tale of hatred and attempted murder, but I can't help but laugh. I would imagine that the bomber's family will be the butt of many jokes for years to come.
Ok, I'm going to bed now. You can read the hole story here.