17 April 2004

Tragedy strikes UN force in Kosovo

[source, source]

Two American women working as prison guards with the United Nations in Kosovo were killed Saturday and 10 other Americans and an Austrian working as prison officers were wounded when a Jordanian, also with the United Nations, opened fire on them, officials said. The attacker was shot and killed.

Well, I was going to say something snarky but the tragedy of it robbed me of the energy to do so. A Jordanian went postal - it’s not like we haven’t had that here so I’m not even going to take that kind of shot.

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An Israeli missile strike killed Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi on Saturday in a strike on his car, hospital officials said. Rantisi’s son Mohammed and a bodyguard also were killed in the attack, the officials said.

I wonder if he was insured. Could that be the new Hamas fund raising technique? But Hamas has responded [source]:

A top Hamas political leader has said the group has the right to avenge in kind the assassination of its military wing leader, Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, in Gaza.

Uh, would that be before or after the revenge for Yassin? Will the IDF take out Rantissi’s replacement before Yassin or Rantissi is avenged? How could we tell?

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My kind of Marine


From US Lance Cpl. Ryan Christiansen, asked if he was concerned that a ceasefire would allow Saddamite forces to regroup:

I really don’t care; they’re all gonna die.

Works for me. Another excellent example of finding common ground.

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