Actually, every "oops blew myself up GLORY TO ALLAH!" stunt reminds me of Chris Morris' film "Four Lions."
As I remember, the little boy in the novel is an unwitting carrier of an explosive device, not an idiotic terrorist who only wound up blowing himself up.
The way I figure it, all the smart ones have already blown themselves up.
Good article on this topic:…

"Their leaders and recruiters can be lethally subtle and manipulative, but the quiet truth is that many of the deluded foot soldiers are foolish and untrained, perhaps even untrainable. Acknowledging this fact could help us tailor our counterterrorism priorities."
Allah Snackbar!
And we need to spend over 100 Billon annually on protecting against these losers. Hooray for Payroll Patriotism.
Well, it's not like we have anything better we could be doing with that money.
Everybody should have seen "Four Lions" when it played here recently. A dark comedy about hapless terrorists and sadly prescient about this bombing. Rent it when you can.
I thought of Four Lions as well. Incompetent terrorists sometimes expose how incompetent the state is because, well, we are all just humans.

Portland's KBOO hosted a review that covered this theme pretty nicely, I think.

"They shot the right man, but the wrong man blew up."
These fellows are not failures. Their mission is terror, not bombing, and while their efforts to detonate bombs were pathetic they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams at creating terror. Who is the idiot here, the guy who can't detonate his bomb properly or the people who willingly give up all their freedoms in response?

The shoe bomber, the underpants bomber, the Portland guy -- these were all SUCCESSFUL terrorist acts.

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