July 22, 2013

Awesome News: Mass Jailbreak in Iraq Includes "Senior al Qaeda"

Yes, by all means, continue to discuss the new royal baby. There's nothing else happening in the world worthy of news merit:

Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al Qaeda, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday.
If the reports are true, then it was a fairly sophisticated and coordinated attack:
Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives to the gates of the prison on the outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday night and blasted their way into the compound, while gunmen attacked guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

Other militants took up positions near the main road, fighting off security reinforcements sent from Baghdad as several militants wearing suicide vests entered the prison on foot to help free the inmates.

How many escaped? Close to 500. Many of them "senior members of al Qaeda" carrying death sentences.

Naturally it remains to be seen just who escaped and what is meant by "senior" here. Best case scenario: they make their way to Syria, kill a few of Assad's thugs, and then bite the bullet themselves.

Win-win.

But I think one question remains: did they coordinate the jail break to start on the news of that the Duchess of Cambridge had started labor?

Just thought I'd throw that out there for no particular reason.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:17 PM | Comments |