The perfect weapon: Jihadi kerosene bomb, battlefield laser, or 70-year-old ex-Marine?

posted at 5:11 pm on February 23, 2007 by Allahpundit

A case can be made for all three, my friends.

But the answer is: none of the above.

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This is the only perfect weapon I’m familiar with. Is Jeff Speakman still alive? Or did Chuck Norris devour him at some point?

Enrique on February 23, 2007 at 5:20 PM

I knew the CIA was slick, but putting a 70yo Recon Marine on an operation was brillant!

Bet he has a seat at the Captains table for the return cruise.

Go Marines!

Limerick on February 23, 2007 at 5:21 PM

Former Marine…

S!

Romeo13 on February 23, 2007 at 5:21 PM

Miss Cleo is available, and some woman as seen on Montel.

infidel on February 23, 2007 at 5:23 PM

That 70-year-old former Marine rules! Now that’s justice, baby! Too bad we can’t swap him out for that POS Murtha.

ReubenJCogburn on February 23, 2007 at 5:25 PM

“You go to this trouble for high-value assets. We must be talking about Bin Laden and weapons of mass destruction.”

But did they get a warrant from the FISA court? If not, get Johnny Sutton and the ACLU on the case………..

PinkyBigglesworth on February 23, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Ya listening AQ? Leisure World and Palm Springs are our secret training camps. With men like this on our planes who needs Sky Marshalls?

Limerick on February 23, 2007 at 5:31 PM

“I don’t think this was a waste of public money. Many people will say so, but I think it is marvellous that the Government is prepared to think outside the box.

“And this is as outside the box as it gets.”

Nuance!

Entelechy on February 23, 2007 at 5:54 PM

There is no such thing as an “Ex-Marine”. Once a Marine always a Marine.

AngryHank on February 23, 2007 at 5:56 PM

There is no such thing as an “Ex-Marine”. Once a Marine always a Marine.

AngryHank on February 23, 2007 at 5:56 PM

Precisely.

GT on February 23, 2007 at 6:02 PM

There is no such thing as an “Ex-Marine”. Once a Marine always a Marine.

What about Murtha?

Slublog on February 23, 2007 at 6:14 PM

Kidding, by the way…I respect what Murtha did for the country as a Marine, even if he’s a moron now.

Slublog on February 23, 2007 at 6:14 PM

Murtha is one prescription short of a nursing home.

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on February 23, 2007 at 6:56 PM

I love that 70 year old retired Marine story. A bunch of old people on vacation getting mugged in Costa Rica. They fight back, two of the assailants flee and the third one (the armed one) is disarmed and killed by this old guy. Ownage.

But the answer is: none of the above.

That link is to an article about psychics being used to find UBL… that raises an interesting point, like the old “why do psychics never win the lottery”… Why do all of these “remote viewers” not tell us where UBL is?

RightWinged on February 23, 2007 at 7:15 PM

What would Jack Murtha have done in that Marine’s situation?

I would guess that he would have not only given up his wallet but also attempted to convince his fellow tourists that Costa Rica is far too dangerous, Okinawa would be a safer destination.

tommy1 on February 23, 2007 at 7:21 PM

A U.S. soldier who also deserves some special recognition:

US Soldier Wrestles Suicide Bomber To Ground To Allow Intended Victims To Take Cover

tommy1 on February 23, 2007 at 7:27 PM

What would Jack Murtha have done in that Marine’s situation?

I would guess that he would have not only given up his wallet but also attempted to convince his fellow tourists that Costa Rica is far too dangerous, Okinawa would be a safer destination.

tommy1 on February 23, 2007 at 7:21 PM

Nah, he’d have sold out his fellow tourists to the robbers as long as they offered him bribe money.

ReubenJCogburn on February 23, 2007 at 7:32 PM

Ministry of Defence need to get the original CIA remote-viewer, Ingo Swann, on the job.

ganeshpuri89 on February 23, 2007 at 8:50 PM

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semper fi

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The Machine on February 23, 2007 at 9:06 PM

I hope we get 100 kW next week and that marine gets an all inclusive complimentary cruise.Psychics can go bump a stump somewhere.

spazzmomma on February 23, 2007 at 11:07 PM

The story about the laser contains a nugget that reminds me of why I love this country: the scientist’s name is “Bob Yamamoto.”

SWLiP on February 24, 2007 at 3:39 PM