Monday, May 18, 2009

WHEN FAMOUS, YOU GET TO MAKE STUFF UP

Hardly novel. But again, it's for the sake of believing some line from the the war on terror and the essay points made by a very important journalist, Peter Bergen. Bergen discusses the merits of the Predator drone assassination campaign in Af-Pak for The New Republic. To that end he uses as a lead example, a man named 'Abu Khabab,' allegedly a fellow who trained hundreds of terrorists on how to make ricin, one who was eventually killed by a drone attack. While a drone killed the man, there's no significant evidence he was an expert in WMD. And quite a bit to the contrary. So, naturally, Bergen earns an emphatic DD takedown, and you can read it in the directory over here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous user_hostile said...

Any comments on this article on Cryptome.org? : http://cryptome.org/dodi/terror-bomb.zip. It's not clear to me how a terrorist is suppose to lug around a bunch of lethal material without getting harmed themselves. Is this plausable?
Thanks

12:31 PM  
Blogger George Smith said...

Yeah, I've read it. 200,000 Curies of an alpha and gamma emitter, cesium-137, in terrorist hands, without any one of the group getting singed. Judy Tenuta, in stentorian voice: Hey, it could happen!

Probably won't get to it until Monday or Tuesday at the Wordpress primary site.

1:47 PM  

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