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21 August 2002 @ 05:29 pm
Quote of the Week  
In the Minneapolis StarTribune Tuesday 8/20, from News Services:
... officials said Abu Nidal, who reportedly had heart disease and was battling bone cancer, shot himself because he had become addicted to painkillers. But the report left unclear how he could have shot himself more than once.

Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: Kronos Quartet - Pieces of Africa
Stephen Leighsleigh on August 21st, 2002 05:02 pm (UTC)
NPR mentioned that a few witnesses claimed he was shot "several times" -- which leads one to think that it was a extremely _determined_ case of 'suicide'...
Fred A Levy Haskell: Fredcritter Mark IV by Reed Wallerfredcritter on August 25th, 2002 12:44 pm (UTC)
Yup. But it's not the first time we've been asked to believe that some one was, as you say, an extremely determined case of "suicide." Some of them have even occurred in this country.

I just had a vivid mental image of what might happen were The Black Knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail to try to kill himself....