Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Definition of Chutzpah

If you look up "chutzpah" in the dictionary, you will find the definition has been changed since earlier this week. That's because al Qaeda has released a statement on the death of Osama bin Laden which has been reported in English translation here (also reported here) that includes this:

Even when the Americans managed to kill Osama, they managed to do ONLY that by disgrace and betrayal. Men and heroes only should be confronted in the battlefields but at the end, that’s God’s fate.
This from an organization of professional cowards who
  1. have never yet enterred an actual battlefield
  2. have never acted as soldiers of any sort, preferring to operate in a manner that would embarrass common thugs
  3. target women, children, and other defenseless people, avoiding situations where they might be confronted by those who might conceivably fight back
  4. are led by those (like bin Laden) who extoll the virtues of martyrdom to their ignorant followers while keeping themselves safe from risk and harm
Amazing that al Qaeda could have the degree of arrogance and self-delusion to make such a statement. These barbarians make the lowest primitives look civilized. And that's not counting their extreme chutzpah.

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