Thursday, October 18, 2007

Why don't we hear about THIS on the evening news?!

I don't know about you but *I* certainly didn't hear a peep about this on any of the mainstream evening news shows. Thanks to the press releases from US CENTCOM, I did hear about it though. And, now, so will you!

(Thanks for the release, CENTCOM. Keep up the good work!!)

72-Year-Old Concerned Citizen Takes Down Suicide Bomber

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – A 72-year-old man stopped a suspected suicide bomber from detonating himself at a checkpoint in Arab Jabour Oct. 14.
The man approached a checkpoint where Mudhehr Fayadh Baresh was standing guard, but did not make it very far.
Baresh, a tribal commissioner and member of the Arab Jabour Concerned Citizens program, said he ordered the man to lift his shirt - using training received from Coalition Forces - when he did not recognize him as a local villager.
The suspect refused to lift his shirt. Baresh repeated the command again, and the suspect exposed his suicide vest, running toward the checkpoint.
Baresh opened fire which caused the vest to detonate, killing the suspect.
“I did it for the honor of my family and the honor of my country,” said Baresh, when he met with Col. Terry Ferrell, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

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