You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be a jihadist for the Islamic State group. In fact, it probably helps not to be one, since two seconds of thought about the savage organization and its Bronze Age goals would make any sane person run away in horror.
However, while you don’t have to know how to design a rocket to become an Islamic State jihadi, you should probably know a little bit about firing them. Specifically, you ought to know that firing them indoors across a room through a tiny hole is a very, very bad idea.
This jihadi didn’t, and his stupidity — and the chaotic aftermath — was caught on video.
The video was posted to Military.com six days ago by a user, although it’s been making the rounds on social media for quite some time now. It begins as a wolfish looking jihadist inside a hovel of a room sits by a rocket launcher.
He then picks it up and puts it on his shoulder. However, he neglects to do the one intelligent thing he could have done — move closer to the hole in the wall he is trying to fire it through. In fact, he actually seems to move further away.
That turned out to be a very, very costly mistake.
As he stands to launch it, the rocket fires — follows by the room filling with smoke and a clatter of noise. Then, perhaps not surprisingly, the video shuts off.
Well, at the very least, it couldn’t have happened to a better guy.
One Twitter user even commented that maybe the CIA ought to look into exploiting this as a weakness of the Islamic State savages.
ISIS fighter blows self up with defective RPG | Daily Mail Online-Note: CIA should “leave” more of these around.. https://t.co/QgrZJ9g3RT
— Joe (@TMCole31) December 2, 2015
Well, the rocket wasn’t defective quite so much as the person firing it. However, it is one sign that we’re not dealing with the smartest people in the world. If only we’d have taken care of them when we had the chance, maybe we wouldn’t have to sit through videos of Islamic State idiots like this guy booking a one-way ticket to the afterlife.
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