Perhaps it was really a lesson on Beckett-like absurdism in our modern political culture. Perhaps it was just a moronic dipshit with 1.5 brain cells and a Radio Shack catalog. Whatever the explanation, the accidental boom in a suicide-bombing class made for good copy in today's Times:
Twenty-two ISIS members were killed, and 15 were wounded, in the explosion at the camp, which is in a farming area in the northeastern province of Samara, according to the police and army officials. Stores of other explosive devices and heavy weapons were also kept there, the officials said.
Eight militants were arrested when they tried to escape, the officials said.
The militant who was conducting the training was not identified by name, but he was described by an Iraqi Army officer as a prolific recruiter who was "able to kill the bad guys for once."