Friday, July 22, 2005

Do Topped Bombers Get The Virgins?

Brit police today demonstrated the sensible maxim that a suicide bomber merits a head shot. Since the bomber-to-be didn't manage to kill any innocents, does he qualify for martyrdom?

Terrorism experts said that the South London shooting was an unavoidable use of lethal force, the first result of new rules of engagement given to the security forces to deal with the threat of suicide bombers: shoot for the head, not for the body, in case you detonate explosives on the suspect's body. If officers thought the man was carrying explosives, they had no choice.