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(CNN)   Afghan police officer sacrifices self to save others from suicide bomber. This is what a hero is   (cnn.com) divider line 70
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2013-03-09 02:40:41 PM
Looks like it still killed a few more people, but good on that police officer.  That was truly a heroic attempt.
 
2013-03-09 03:10:16 PM
It takes some serious bravery to try to muffle a suicide bomber's blast.  Much respect to the officer.
 
2013-03-09 04:28:00 PM
This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.
 
2013-03-09 04:57:39 PM
Sheeeesh!  Hero indeed.
 
2013-03-09 05:07:16 PM
Did they find the guy's huge steel balls, or were those destroyed in the explosion also?
 
2013-03-09 05:08:09 PM

Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.


I'm glad that we don't have enough suicide bombings here to know for sure.
 
2013-03-09 05:08:14 PM
Wish he didn't have to make the ultimate sacrifice to try and save as many as possible.

/He won't have the guts to do that again.
 
2013-03-09 05:08:15 PM
But he's a brown muslin....ergo, ipso potato not a real hero.

That's why this thread will end up with 20 comments instead of 300+
 
2013-03-09 05:08:30 PM
This fellow is a martyr.

But in that part of the world, they use that term for people who kill Jews or westerners.
 
2013-03-09 05:09:33 PM

Gyrfalcon: Did they find the guy's huge steel balls, or were those destroyed in the explosion also?


Nope, plenty of guts though.
 
2013-03-09 05:11:09 PM

AirForceVet: Wish he didn't have to make the ultimate sacrifice to try and save as many as possible.

/He won't have the guts to do that again.


Aisle seat for you, sir?
 
2013-03-09 05:13:10 PM
 
2013-03-09 05:13:30 PM
KHAN!!!


sorry, different movie
this guy did give all he had
hero tag is right
 
2013-03-09 05:17:14 PM

Gyrfalcon: Did they find the guy's huge steel balls, or were those destroyed in the explosion also?


He played right into the bomber's plan.  Don't they wrap up the explosives with steel ball bearings?  This hero probably killed people with his balls of steel!
 
2013-03-09 05:18:26 PM
Man.  Actual hero.  Glad the word still has some meaning.

/Sorry, guy-now-in-the-sky
 
2013-03-09 05:18:44 PM
So does that make him a suicide bombee?
 
2013-03-09 05:23:32 PM
It is a cold world. Shame on us
 
2013-03-09 05:30:10 PM
We're using the Hero tag for actual heroes now? What's going on, Fark?
 
2013-03-09 05:30:53 PM
An appropriate use of the hero tag on Fark? Absurd!
 
2013-03-09 05:33:33 PM
                            Approves
thejetpacker.com
               It was indeed a "good day to die"
 
2013-03-09 05:36:08 PM

davidphogan: Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.

I'm glad that we don't have enough suicide bombings here to know for sure.


Me too. The closest I can think is when an older relative of mine saw a U.S. soldier do this to a hand grenade in the Vietnam War. He saved eight men from death or injury.
 
2013-03-09 05:36:50 PM

crazyeddie: But he's a brown muslin....ergo, ipso potato not a real hero.

That's why this thread will end up with 20 comments instead of 300+


Did you see The Kingdom? That had a hero muslim cop.
 
2013-03-09 05:38:08 PM

Bung_Howdy: Approves
[thejetpacker.com image 372x398]
               It was indeed a "good day to die"


That is literally the Afghan mentality.
 
2013-03-09 05:39:01 PM
Greater love hath no man. May you make it to paradise before the devil knows you're dead, good man.
 
2013-03-09 05:39:49 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It takes some serious bravery to try to muffle a suicide bomber's blast.  Much respect to the officer.


Actually, I'm not sure it really is that much bravery.  It's like falling on the grenade--if you're too close to save yourself you lose nothing by saving others.
 
2013-03-09 05:39:54 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: crazyeddie: But he's a brown muslin....ergo, ipso potato not a real hero.

That's why this thread will end up with 20 comments instead of 300+

Did you see The Kingdom? That had a hero muslim cop.


Right, but he didn't come home from a desk job overseas to surprise his daughter in front of strangers publicly at a baseball game.  So that character doesn't count.
 
2013-03-09 05:41:15 PM
JOHN 15:13
 
2013-03-09 05:42:15 PM
Now here's a guy that should get 72 virgins*!

/darn dusty in Aghanistan

*offer only valid for followers of Islam
 
2013-03-09 05:42:46 PM
FTA:

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

The suicide bomber attempts to enter a town, where coalition and Afghan forces are training. Police at a checkpoint recognize he is wearing an explosive vest. One officer embraces him to blunt the effects of the explosives. The bomber detonates his explosives, killing the officer and eight children.

So, it kind of sounds like in an attempt to prevent the attack against actual military targets (forces in training), a bunch of children died instead. Is there a [NICE TRY] tag instead?
 
2013-03-09 05:43:18 PM

Loren: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It takes some serious bravery to try to muffle a suicide bomber's blast.  Much respect to the officer.

Actually, I'm not sure it really is that much bravery.  It's like falling on the grenade--if you're too close to save yourself you lose nothing by saving others.


Except for most people, the fight-or-flight reflex is too overwhelming to make that decision. By the time they realize that they couldn't have escaped anyways, they're dead.

So yes, it does take a certain type of person to weigh the options and say "I have a better chance of saving x people than attempting to save myself."
 
2013-03-09 05:43:57 PM
A hero is nothing but a sandwich.
 
2013-03-09 05:44:26 PM

jso2897: Greater love hath no man. May you make it to paradise before the devil knows you're dead, good man.


We are the ones he left behind.
 
2013-03-09 05:44:55 PM
http://www.stripes.com/news/rambo-helps-keep-u-s-base-in-afghanistan- s ecure-1.28473

Just gonna leave this here. It's all true. Met the man myself.
 
2013-03-09 05:46:38 PM

Loren: Actually, I'm not sure it really is that much bravery.  It's like falling on the grenade--if you're too close to save yourself you lose nothing by saving others.


Of course this is bravery. When there is a threatening situation, the standard reaction is to make all effort to save oneself; a heroic reaction would be to abandon all concern for oneself and make all effort to save others. Would his outcome have been the same had he not done this and attempted to leap to safety or similar? Likely, but also likely is how little time he is given to make such a calculated reaction versus a selfless one.
 
2013-03-09 05:49:49 PM
A real hero tweets about Rand Paul's filibuster.
 
2013-03-09 05:50:33 PM

Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.


Actually, I just wish either politicians or lawyers would be like this....
 
2013-03-09 05:51:31 PM

kim jong-un: Gyrfalcon: Did they find the guy's huge steel balls, or were those destroyed in the explosion also?

He played right into the bomber's plan.  Don't they wrap up the explosives with steel ball bearings?  This hero probably killed people with his balls of steel!


"Fight or Flight? Well, what's left of me will be doing both, might as well grab on!"
 
2013-03-09 05:51:40 PM

MrEricSir: We're using the Hero tag for actual heroes now? What's going on, Fark?


Don't know, weird. Hero usually means 'overly hyped obnoxious prick with too much money'.

Also, found a pic of one of his balls after the explosion.

cache.jalopnik.com
 
2013-03-09 05:54:34 PM
The bomber attempted to enter a village where coalition forces were conducting training exercises with Afghan police, but officers at a checkpoint recognized his explosive vest and stopped him

should have shot him after recognizing the vest.

RIP officer dude.
 
2013-03-09 05:55:34 PM

Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.


They'd be too busy throwing a minority in front.
 
2013-03-09 05:58:40 PM

Flakeloaf: http://www.stripes.com/news/rambo-helps-keep-u-s-base-in-afghanistan- s ecure-1.28473

Just gonna leave this here. It's all true. Met the man myself.


That is pretty freaking awesome. Thanks for the link.
 
2013-03-09 06:01:56 PM
If he'd survived the blast, we would be accusing him of having set it.

/then we wonder why nobody wants to be a hero any more
 
2013-03-09 06:02:00 PM
It must be dusty in here.
 
2013-03-09 06:04:29 PM
We live in times where we decry children getting trophies for participation, but award the title "hero" to people who simply show up to be paid to do a job.

This is actual heroism.
 
2013-03-09 06:06:43 PM

RedPhoenix122: Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.

They'd be too busy throwing a minority in front.


Your posts are green. But, in this case I don't think you are correct. The people who serve in the US Military that I know have absolutely no interest in throwing any of their brothers in arms to die.

I have it on good authority that skin color is not involved
 
2013-03-09 06:11:53 PM
The bomb killed the officer, Murad Khan, and eight minors between the ages of 7 and 17.

The training session had convened near the checkpoint, and Yaqoob believes it was the target.


It's good to know that the gazillion dollars we spent on training them was money well spent...
 
2013-03-09 06:14:51 PM

Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.


Start strapping bombs to yourself and run around a bit.
 
2013-03-09 06:15:14 PM
can't wrap my head around hating someone/something so much you'd go suicide bomber. suicide i understand. the rest, not so much.

/ RIP Afghani Police Officer
 
2013-03-09 06:16:57 PM

bmihura: davidphogan: Godscrack: This is amazing. I just wish more American officers could be like this.

I'm glad that we don't have enough suicide bombings here to know for sure.

Me too. The closest I can think is when an older relative of mine saw a U.S. soldier do this to a hand grenade in the Vietnam War. He saved eight men from death or injury.


If that is true I hope your relative recommended him for the Medal of Honor. Doing that is a virtual lock for the MoH.
 
2013-03-09 06:32:27 PM

Loren: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It takes some serious bravery to try to muffle a suicide bomber's blast.  Much respect to the officer.

Actually, I'm not sure it really is that much bravery.  It's like falling on the grenade--if you're too close to save yourself you lose nothing by saving others.


Luckily you can just sit on such things with your giant asshole.
 
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