Quote:KABUL: Officials say two separate blasts in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed 14 people, including a group of insurgents who were trying to rig an improvised bomb against Afghan and foreign forces.Provincial spokesman Daud Ahmadi told AFP that in the volatile Nawzad district of Helmand province a group of seven Taliban terrorists died while trying fit as pipe bomb on a vehicle on Monday.
"The explosive-packed pipe detonated killing a Taliban commander along with six of his fighters," he said. On the same day, seven people, including six women, were killed in an explosion in Nawa district of the same province inside a house used by a local Taliban commander Mullah Manan, a senior security official said.
"We have intelligence that the Taliban commander was making bombs inside the house," Mohammad Ismail Hotak told AFP.
Our comrades must be more careful in the future.
When Osama bin Laden died, he went to hell and saw Satan. He asked "Are you Allah?"Satan replied "Why yes, yes I am!"Bin Laden, pleased, asked "Well can I have my 72 Virgins now?"Satan nodded, and whistled. Immediately, James Madison, Geroge Washington, and the rest of the founding fathers appeared and began to beat the crap out of Bin Laden.Osama shouted "Hey! Where are my virgins?"Satan smiled. "Oh, sorry, that was a typo. I meant to say '72 Virginians!'"
I see a major lawsuit in someone's future.
Workplace hazards associated with explosives activities pose significant risks to jihadists. OSHA has determined that the existing standard needs to be updated to adequately protect jihadists from these risks. Each year, over 5 billion pounds of explosives are manufactured or imported into the Middle East. These explosives are used on a daily basis to kill and maim . The manufacture, storage, transportation, sale, and use of explosives present significant risks not only to the jihadists who work directly with them but to the many innocent bystanders who may work in the immediate vicinity of the explosives.
Explosives are, by their nature and design, inherently dangerous and their safe handling, storage, and use are critical to the safety of those working with or near them. There have been many incidents in the past of injuries and deaths resulting from the accidental detonation of explosives. One of the most famous examples, the Karachi Incident in 2010.
A review of accidents involving explosives indicates that such incidents are most often caused by unsafe work practices or faulty equipment. These factors are frequently exacerbated by the failure to properly train not only the jihadists handling and using the explosives but also the innocent bystanders in the vicinity of the explosives in question. In many cases, the initial incident, while serious, triggers even greater loss of life and property by spreading to nearby facilities or causing serious injury to those poor dumb bastards trying to fight the resulting fire.
The existing standard has undergone few significant revisions since it was promulgated over 35 years ago and many of its requirements do not accurately reflect current working conditions in the explosives industry. Over the last 35 years, the explosives industry has changed significantly. New forms of explosives have been developed (e.g., emulsions), new kinds of detonators have been introduced (e.g., electronic detonators), and substantial changes have been made in the processes and equipment employed to create, handle and use explosives (e.g., new kinds of suicide bomb delivery vehicles, vests, IED's).
OSHA has concluded that the existing standard must be updated to reflect these changes and to adequately protect jihadists from the significant risks involved in working with or near explosives. To update the standard, OSHA has consulted with terrorist agencies and with interested parties about new technologies, products, and procedures used by the terrorist industry and has incorporated these developments into the proposed rule. It has also updated all references in the standard to current international consensus standards.
Increase the Clarity and Focus of the Standard Many of the existing requirements in Sec. 1910.109 are difficult to understand, repetitive, and internally inconsistent. In addition, some of these existing requirements address issues, such as general public safety, that go beyond OSHA's authority to regulate. When the standard was promulgated in 1971 through section 6(a) of the Act, OSHA adopted much of the language contained in the national consensus standards upon which it was based (i.e., NFPA 495 and NFPA 490).
These national consensus standards were not written in language well suited for a terrorism regulation and had broader coverage (e.g., public safety) than needed by OSHA to cover working conditions in the terror industry. Most jihadist are dumb illiterate goat lovers, so to make the standard more "user-friendly," the proposal has been rewritten using pictures and drawings alone. Internal inconsistencies and duplicative requirements have been eliminated. In addition, it has been rewritten to eliminate references to public safety that are beyond OSHA's authority to regulate.
And what exactly is a suicide bomber in reserve?
Here's my modest proposal.