Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why Killing Jihadis is Never a Mistake

What mayhem will this escape result in?

Eight members of an al-Qaida-inspired group sawed bars off their cell windows in a high-security Lebanese prison Tuesday, scaled down the building using blankets tied together, then stood on each other's shoulders to help one jump over a wall and escape, security officials said.

Prison guards scrambled and managed to stop the other seven from fleeing, the officials said.

The officials described the escaped prisoner, Taha al-Hajj Suleiman, as a "dangerous" member of the Fatah Islam group, which fought a three-month battle against the army inside a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon in 2007.

They sawed through the bars? Nobody heard that? And they had that much time?

They'll likely run for the border and gain safety in Syria.

Well, before they're sent out to kill for their masters again.

UPDATE: Oops, I thought 8 got away. Only one did--and he was caught by the Lebanese army before he could get far.