Re: Bin Laden says he has nukes

From: jeff davis (
Date: Sat Nov 10 2001 - 01:37:52 MST

--- Brian Atkins <> wrote:
> oh, and chemical weapons too. What are the theories
> as to why he didn't
> just nuke NYC and DC? I'm stumped.

Here's an explanation, courtesy of William of Occam.

Television has hyped this whole affair way out of

The FBI and CIA were asleep at the wheel, allowing one
megalomaniacal cultural-extremist fanatic, born to
self-importance and anomalous wealth, to create a
terrorist organization with a substantial degree of
competence. The FBI and CIA should have been watching
and weren't. The rest of the US wasn't watching
because it wasn't their job. The terrorists did their
thing, caught us by surprise, scored way big in the
category of television drama , and the US took a hit.

But guess what didn't happen next? The great Muslim
uprising. The great Muslim uprising, led by
Osama-the-new-Mohammed-savior-of-Islam, fizzled,
when--surprise, surprise--the rest of the world proved
unimpressed by the deluded ambition of a
self-important, over-priviledged, fundamentalist

Now, the net is closing, and Osama, in his
desperation, is trying to frighten those who are
coming after him.

So the answer is, that he has no nukes, no chemical
weapons, no bioweapons, and, since Sept 11th, no more
element of surprise. Just box cutters and a cadre of
culturally brain-damaged suicidal superlosers.

Islam is a museum piece, which long ago condemned
itself to irrelevance and memetic morbidity by
renouncing progress in favor of the stagnation of
theocratic authoritarianism. And fundamentalist
Islam, like other forms of fundamentalism, is little
more than a cult of death, a cult of bitter old men,
who hate all that they have lost: youth, originality,
energy, and a love of the promises of life.

I'm gonna stick my neck out and predict that Al Quaida
will fold with a whimper.

Best, Jeff Davis

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