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An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.
The Nusra Front released the new video late on Friday. It shows an American citizen, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, 22, with other fighters before the 25 May attack that targeted several army positions at the same time. It said two of the other three suicide attackers in the assault in the government-held north-western city of Idlib were from foreign countries, including one who was identified as being from the Maldives.
It is the young and dumb that blow themselves up, just as the young and dumb are used as cannon fodder in the West. The difference is, in the West the cannon fodder has a chance to survive.
I do not know why you would want to make a moral argument for killing and/or war to begin with.
War is the ultimate failure of humanity. It is when we can no longer achieve a goal in a civilized manner that we go to war.