The Death Wish Advantage

Roasted Turkey

I just read this on CBS News Website:  "The suicide bomber who struck the U.S. Embassy in Ankara spent several years in prison on terrorism charges but was released on probation after being diagnosed with a hunger strike-related brain disorder, officials said Saturday."

So what did this fellow then try to do? Here's more from CBS:  "The bomber, identified as 40-year-old leftist militant Ecevit Sanli, killed himself and a Turkish security guard on Friday, in what U.S. officials said was a terrorist attack. Sanli was armed with enough TNT to blow up a two-story building and also detonated a hand grenade, officials said."

Am I nuts or what? This fellow is in prison in Turkey on terrorism charges. He goes on a hunger strike that is related to a brain disorder. Now, I read that disorder as a death wish. So what do the Turkish authorities do? They release him from prison on probation because of the disorder. 

I did not know that probation was a remedy for wanting to kill onself. I think the evidence establishes that it is not a remedy. He killed himself with a bomb instead of a hunger strike. Unfortunately, he also killed another person, and if he had been better at it he probably would have killed many more people.

I just don't get it!

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