My Mideast Punchlines: the price of martyrdom…

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah warned Sunday that the assassination of IRGC-Quds Force Commander Qassem Solemani marked a new era in the Middle East and that the response will be “just punishment” for the crime.

According to Nasrallah, “Soleimani got what he sought on that night: Martyrdom. This was his wish since he was a young man, when he first fought on the front lines in Iran.

“Desire for martyrdom flips the balance of power between us and the enemy. The enemy’s highest punishment against us is to kill us, but our highest desire is to be martyrs. So, we cannot be defeated. When we are victorious, we are victorious. When we are martyred, we also triumph.”

biff“Uncle” Hassan needs to be reminded that there is a major difference between a suicide bomber and someone who is blown to bits by surprise. In order to save his John Thomas for use with the promised 72 virgins, the suicide bomber bandages his penis. Preparation, you see, is everything. So, Uncle, being a eunuch in the afterlife is not much of an attraction to your average martyr, is it? In the West, we think differently. When we are victorious, we are victorious. When we are martyred, we are…..dead.

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