Tag Archives: Osama Bin Laden

Why terrorist bomb-makers are like journalists

What happened to Al Qaeda?  a Trueslant colleague asked me. First it was the Underpants Bomber setting his genitals on fire, and now the Times Square bomber who displayed explosives skills worthy of Moe, Larry and Curly (if the Three … Continue reading

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Taliban rear-ended by Toyota recall

Why is America spending billions on high-tech missiles, when all it needs to wipe out the Taliban is a defective brake pedal? Toyota pickups are the favorite vehicle of the Taliban. Bigshots like Bin Laden – at least when he … Continue reading

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Afghan 'blowback' is just blowing smoke

I hate the word “blowback”. Once upon a time, it meant an action that created unintended consequences; the CIA overthrows a government, and the new regime turns out to be even more inimical to American interests. Ha, ha, the joke’s … Continue reading

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Somalia the new terror capital?

Australian police have arrested four citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent for planning to bomb an army barracks. A Somali man in Minnesota pleads guilty to traveling to Somalia for training with Al-Shabab, a Somali Muslim fundamentalist group reportedly linked … Continue reading

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Bin Laden's son dead?

NPR reports that Osama Bin Laden’s son was killed by a Predator strike. Saad Bin Laden was allegedly killed by a Hellfire missile sometime this year. I’d drink the chanpagne with a grain of salt. We don’t have a body, … Continue reading

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