The mother of all schadenfreude stories

This one is almost unbelievable. Almost.

In a he-had-it-coming-to-him-moment, the self-proclaimed father of suicide bombing appears to have been injured on Tuesday in Beirut, where the Iranian embassy was targeted by an Al-Qaeda faction, The Times of London reported.

It’s just too bad he wasn’t killed. But there was collateral damage to his own family. I wonder if he’ll feel any responsibilty for it.

The Times said 67-year-old cleric Issa Tabatabai is a close ally of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a key go-between for Iran and its Lebanese proxy militia, Hezbollah. It cited website Ayandeh as reporting that the cleric’s wife and daughter were also wounded, and that all three were in hospital in Beirut.

Mind you, I’m not in any way celebrating a bombing that killed 23 and injured many more. But you have to think that at least one of the injured deserved it.

Tabatabai has championed suicide bombing, or “martyrdom operations,” and bragged that he helped to cement the notion. He was involved in several lethal attacks during Lebanon’s civil war, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Embassy that killed 63 people and marked the beginning of Islamist attacks on American targets, The Times said.

But I’m sure there will be no soul-searching on his behalf. If he cared at all about it, he would never have started murdering innocents in the first place.

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