Friday, October 12, 2018

The Kinda Dumb Terrorist...!

Sometimes you just have to wonder how some people can function in the world at all. A few seem to be lacking enough brain power to open the door on their own.

The Terrifyingly Stupid Terrorist



Photo credit: nypost.com

Terrorists are not exactly known for their intellect at the best of times. They blow themselves up (deliberately), spend much of their time preaching nonsense that nobody understands, and very rarely get dates. Even so, Afghan Taliban commander Mohammad Ashan has to represent one of the least cerebral of these operatives.

The United States believed that Ashan was involved in plotting IED attacks against US and Afghan forces. In response, officials targeted the Paktika province, where Ashan and his insurgent followers operated, with a flurry of wanted posters. The flyers promised informants $100 for any information that led to the commander’s capture.

In 2012, the bizarre happened. A cash-strapped Ashan sauntered into a checkpoint in the Sar Howza district and handed himself over. Suffice it to say, Afghan troops were somewhat bemused when Ashan tried to claim the $100 bounty. Clutching a wanted poster with his own mug shot, the clueless rebel essentially demanded payment for his own capture.

“This guy is the Taliban equivalent of the Home Alone burglars,” stated one US official.[3]Biometric scans confirmed the man’s identity. He did not get his reward, unsurprisingly. It seems unlikely that the commander’s superiors will promote him beyond his “low-level” grade anytime soon.

I almost feel sorry for the folks that are this far down the ladder when it comes to common sense.

Coffee out on the patio this morning, where the temps are nice and cool for a change.

9 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Wow!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Hard to believe, isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by this morning.

Crystal Mary said...

LOL.. like the resemblance to the "Home Alone" burglars. (friend of Gorge Smythe)

Mamahen said...

Funny in a sad kind of way...Definitely a few fries short of a happy meal I would say...45° here this morning...Some consider it perfect fall weather...my old bones say it's winter coat time:))

Ian H said...

The joys of inbreeding!

HermitJim said...

Hey Crystal Mary...
Sure wasn't the brightest bulb in the pack.
Many thanks for coming over this morning!


Hey Mamahen...
After what seemed to me to be a hot, hot summer, I welcome some cooler weather. Maybe that will change after a month or two.
Thanks for the visit this morning!


Hey Ian...
That will do it every time, for sure!
Thanks for stopping by today!

JO said...

What can you expect from these idiots if they would blow themselves up why not try to collect a bounty on your own head. I'm with Ian.

Pouring rain as we get another tail end of a hurricane Sergio in the desert, but it sure made for sleeping in. So I'm late yet again hope everyone is still around for coffee on the patio.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Don't ya love it when the weather helps our sleeping in? I know I do.
Thanks, dear, for dropping in today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Hay Jim, at my age, I don't need any help sleeping in. I do it most every morning.