Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mixed emotions 

There's an old joke: Q: What's the definition of "mixed emotions"? A: Your mother-in-law driving your new Cadillac [I told you it was an old joke. - ed.] off a cliff.

Or, I suppose, jihadi suicide bombers blowing up Iranian Revolutionary Guards. I mean, if you have to be a suicide bomber it is hard to imagine a more worthy target.


By Blogger Georgfelis, at Mon Oct 19, 01:36:00 PM:

Yep, used the same definition for Schadenfreudemocrat .

Still, it is a bit...weird to see the IRG troubled by suicide bombers. If it turns out the bombers used the same equipment and training that Iran has been shipping over to Iraq, can we say it is a modern version of being "hoist by your own petard"?  

By Anonymous Brooklyn, at Mon Oct 19, 01:58:00 PM:

Yes, ironic indeed.


I am curious as to the Tigerhawk opinion on the NJ Governor election.

Curious if Dagget is a swindle, a managed spoiler, being a former Corzine Appointee?

Mr. Hewitt has an interesting piece at the Washington Examiner:


"To some, the Jersey race feels like a replay of last year's contest for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat, when enough of the state's dominant Democratic Party found someone other than Al Franken to vote for who wasn't a Republican.

The independent Dean Barkley polled 15 percent, Franken edged out Republican Norm Coleman by slightly more than 200 votes, and now Democrats have 60 seats in the U.S. Senate. If Obamacare passes and American health care then begins its long decline to British standards, you can thank Barkley. "

By Anonymous sirius_sir, at Mon Oct 19, 05:19:00 PM:

My emotions are not mixed. I am happy the Revolutionary Guard and Ahmadimnutjob are getting some of their own.

The suicide bomber was "Abdul Rahed Mohammadi Sarabani, who was associated with the military wing of Jundullah, headed by Abdulmalik Khan Rigi. The IRGC had killed two of his brothers, and this was an act of vengeance, carried out to inflict maximum damage on the RGs."

The Iranians have brought this on themselves; it is a direct result of their own terrorist associations: "The target was a large theater, which holds up to two thousand people. It is part of a large military complex, one of the most important in the country.

"The people there were attending an urgent strategy session. Due to the recent attacks by the Pakistani armed forces in Waziristan, many al Qaeda and Taliban leaders and fighters had fled to the Iranian side of the Baluchistan border (Sarbaz is less than an hour’s drive from the Pakistani side).

"The purpose of the strategy session was to assist the terrorists, to help them reorganize, to rearm them, to arrange to get them back into Pakistan and, for at least some of them, thence to Afghanistan." [emphasis added]

What exactly is there to be conflicted about? I only wish Jaafari hadn't apparently survived.  

By Blogger A Conservative Teacher, at Mon Oct 19, 08:08:00 PM:

I agree... terrorism is bad, and suicide bombings aren't good... on the other hand, bad guys getting blown up by other bad guys is good... mixed emotions indeed.  

By Blogger Don Cox, at Tue Oct 20, 01:14:00 PM:

The fight for an independent Baluch state seems to be the major driving factor here. I fear the Baluchs will suffer as punishment for this incident.  

By Blogger Ray, at Tue Oct 20, 01:19:00 PM:

"If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany, and that way let them kill as many as possible"  

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