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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
    More: Hero, Afghans, suicide bombers, Afghan National Army, Khost, Afghan police officer  
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2013-03-09 06:39:05 PM  
Do they have to split the virgins?
 
2013-03-09 06:42:21 PM  
is that hash, or heroin? both are superior products from that region

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wishes
 
2013-03-09 06:58:03 PM  

ggecko: 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....


I wish my ex-wife was more like this.
 
2013-03-09 07:38:49 PM  
You did great, brother.

Jazâ-ka-Llâh
 
2013-03-09 07:53:06 PM  
I really want there to be some eternal reward for people like this. Life is just so cruel, but he tried to make it better and ultimately gave everything.
Rest in peace.
 
2013-03-09 08:15:37 PM  
Hope he gets 72 real cute virgins.
 
2013-03-09 08:37:29 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I really want there to be some eternal reward for people like this. Life is just so cruel, but he tried to make it better and ultimately gave everything.
Rest in peace.


It's for people like this I still nominally believe in God.
 
2013-03-09 08:55:16 PM  
Poor devil. Hope they have a bar or club or something where they can hang up his picture and his friends can point him out to the rookies and tell stories about him after a few drinks (alcohol or otherwise)
 
2013-03-09 09:02:56 PM  
Awesome indeed.
 
2013-03-09 09:03:14 PM  

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


What do you think killed the eight bystanders? Like cannonballs, they were.
 
2013-03-09 09:18:17 PM  

Delay: 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


I was talking about American police officers.  I definitely wouldn't say that about fellow soldiers.
 
2013-03-09 09:20:18 PM  
Must be nice to be able to hate so blindly.
 
2013-03-09 09:53:43 PM  

KrispyKritter: 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


If we can understand it, we'll be better able to defeat it. Or perhaps use it to our benefit.

If we can understand it.
 
2013-03-09 11:18:24 PM  

JungleBoogie: KrispyKritter: 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

If we can understand it, we'll be better able to defeat it. Or perhaps use it to our benefit.

If we can understand it.


Good luck with that. You're already on the wrong track if you think it's about hate.

/oh well, eventually things will get desperate enough to resort to science instead of hope'n'change
//hopefully before it's too late to save civilization
 
2013-03-10 03:17:29 AM  

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

Nope, plenty of guts though.


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2013-03-10 04:34:34 AM  

Gyrfalcon: God-is-a-Taco: I really want there to be some eternal reward for people like this. Life is just so cruel, but he tried to make it better and ultimately gave everything.
Rest in peace.

It's for people like this I still nominally believe in God.


I don't have a belief in religion. But much like you just said, moments/people like this make me hope I'm wrong, because a person who sacrifices like this magnificent bastard did deserve a beatific afterlife. Good on him, would that all of us were that selfless.
 
2013-03-10 06:21:02 AM  
This man was a real hero.

Not one of those "I've applied for the only job I could get" heroes americans like to call their troops.
 
2013-03-10 07:21:37 AM  

Tatterdemalian: JungleBoogie: KrispyKritter: can't wrap my head around hating someone/something so much you'd go suicide bomber. suicide i understand. the rest, not so much.
...
If we can understand it, we'll be better able to defeat it. Or perhaps use it to our benefit.
...

Good luck with that. You're already on the wrong track if you think it's about hate.
...

It is about hate.  I know that hate, I've seen the conditions that can nurture that hate firsthand.  Our complex systems, be they social or technological, seem to delude people into believing at our very core we are not still animals.  That somehow revenge and desperation do not gnaw at our reason and amplify any feelings of injustice one might develop toward the object of their displeasure.

The mentality behind attacks like this is no serious dilemma.  The solution, however, is not as easy to reach, much less put into action.

I agree with the headline, however.  Heroism indeed.  I wish I could find a definition of heroism in it's entirety I could be satisfied with, rather than a long list of examples such as this.
 
2013-03-10 08:30:58 AM  
Most American police officers would do exactly the same. They do it every day, when you call them when someone is shooting up you're neighborhood, beating the shiat out of your neighbor, kicking in your door.  Everyone hates cops til they're calling 911 so scared they can't give their address to dispatch...
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-03-10 06:46:24 PM  
What a farking shame. A good man once again dies trying to make a difference.
 
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