Sunday, May 1, 2016

Body of 'Russian Rambo,' who called in airstrike on own position, flown home

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/30/europe/body-of-russian-rambo-flown-home/index.html

"CNN)Alexander Prokhorenko was battling to free the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. But he found himself surrounded by Islamic militants. He feared that he would be captured, tortured, killed and his body mutilated.
He preferred to die with dignity.
 
So he called in an airstrike on his own position.
That was his contribution to liberating Palmyra from ISIS terrorists -- and to Russian glory. It was also his end. He was 25 years old.
His death was announced March 24.
 
And so the legend begins."
 
(the average person looking to "die with dignity" is not facing that sort of thing. which
sometimes includes homosexual rape. Early Christian writers didn't care for the pagan
favoring of suicide except to prevent rape. Later Augustine got it treated as a mortal sin
even in that situation. The men who fought Indians in the American west and risked torturous
death if captured, had a saying, "save the last bullet for yourself." the Kurdish women fighters
keep a "weapon of last resort" some people you do not want to be taken alive by.)

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