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A Happy Ending

This is too weird for words. Two robbers were killed trying to steal a bomb from a suicide bomber in Gaza.

My favorite part of the story:

There have been cases of rival groups stealing each other’s explosives, but no group claimed the two gunmen, and their families did not go to the hospital to take the bodies, indicating that the two were not militants, who are revered in Palestinian society.

A Hamas official said that whatever their intention, the two should be considered agents of Israel.

“Anyone who tries to stop a fighter from doing his work is a collaborator,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

You couldn't make this stuff up. If the whole Middle East situation wasn't so tragic, it would be hilarious.

Posted by Rand Simberg at April 27, 2004 11:38 AM
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Tragic, and beyond tragic. I would presume to add wasteful, and futile, and a few other words.

And yet, I did a pretty fair imitation of someone who thought it was hilarious, after I read the article to which you linked. I couldn't help it, I just had one of those hysterical sort of laughing fits where where I slowly slid out of my chair onto the floor, unable to do anything but laugh, giggle, guffaw, etc. I got to the point where I actually began to feel discomfort, and to wish that I could just stop. Like an idiot, I would think about the story and continue laughing.

And now I can't find the cat. She must have decided to ride this one out upstairs someplace. Anyway, thanks for the link.

Posted by Mike James at April 27, 2004 10:51 PM

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