When Ashan strolled up to a checkpoint in Sar Howza and announced who he was and that he'd like one hundred monies please, the Afghan troops manning it must have thought they were on some Middle Eastern version of Punk'd. He was subjected to biometric testing to confirm both his identity and the sheer magnitude of his stupidity. We don't know what his fate was, which is kind of troubling. We hope he at least got the money. Fair's fair, after all.
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A Terror Cell Recorded Their Training Sessions And Handed Them Over to A Video Editing Store
In 2006, six young men living in New Jersey were planning to attack a nearby military base. They had amassed an arsenal, drawn up maps, and one of them even got a job as a pizza delivery driver to scout out the base. Their only mistake: videotaping themselves shooting assault weapons and shouting about jihad, and then taking that footage to a video store to put it on DVD. VHS simply didn't provide the image clarity they required to make a future Exhibit A.
Why did they tape themselves? Probably for the same reason they entrusted the footage to a random retail clerk: They were complete idiots. They enjoyed watching videos of terrorism training and attacks (according to the informant who infiltrated their ranks after the video store clerk called the heck out of the police), so maybe they were looking for fame on whatever the terrorism version of YouTube is. Wait, no, that's just YouTube. Anyway, whatever the case, with the help of that informant, authorities arrested the men before they could carry out any attack. Maybe video stores aren't useless after all.