Friday, September 07, 2007

Does Bin Laden Or Doesn't Bin Laden? Only A "Western Expert" Knows For Sure!

Note: Do you believe that 2 people are a group? Keep that in mind as you read on...

Just in time for the 6th anniversary of Bush's biggest national security blunder, the guy "holed up in a cave somewhere," whom Bush has promised repeatedly to "smoke out," has met with his stylist and had an extreme makeover for his upcoming video appearance.

Gone is the old grey beard. Also gone is the gaunt "dying of kidney disease" look. The new & improved Bin Laden is ready for his "Be afraid, America!" performance, scheduled to make you take Gee Dubya's "Support my surge, or you'll all die" speechifyin'.

In the still photograph, believed to be taken from the upcoming videotape, Bin Laden's beard is almost fully black with just a streak of gray, in contrast to an almost fully gray beard in the last videotape that emerged in October 2004.

He also looks in much better health compared to the pallid looks of 2004 that led many analysts to speculate that he was gravely ill and possibly incapacitated.


"Western experts" claim beard dying is common among sheiks...

Western experts said Bin Laden's beard appears to have been dyed, a popular practice among Arab leaders. "I think it works for their (Al-Qaida's) benefit that he looks young, he looks healthy," Rita Katz of the SITE Institute, a Washington-based group that monitors terror messages, told AP.

Hm. Just how credible is Rita Katz?

Here's a snippet from an ACLU letter regarding one of those "let's investigate every single swarthy-looking person because it's the American way, damn it" cases:

Finally, the attorney for Rita Katz informs me that she disputes the statements, reported in The Forward on June 13, 2003 that she ""had exaggerated her role in the Virginia investigation, drawn some reckless conclusions and lost the trust of some investigators from the FBI and Justice Department."" The Forward based this reporting on two sources ""privy to the investigations"" who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity.

And there's this...

Still, some argue that she goes too far when she posts sample materials found on jihadist sites. On the other hand, it is instructive for the more complacent among us to view the titles, never mind the contents: Plan to Inexpensively Kill Thousands of American Civilians, A Manual Instructing in the Use of Letter and Parcel Bombs, A Manual Instructing in the Use of Plague as a Biological Weapon, Guide for Modifying a Cellular Phone for Use as a Remote Explosive Detonator and, our favourite, An Alternate Method for Suicide Bombing Operations Explained. Is that the one where the bombers kill themselves before heading out on their missions?

Gee, for the low, low price of $2500 per year, you can get "real-time" terrorist activity updates from Ms. Katz and her SITE Institute "staff" (one other guy).

I suppose that would include the gem about Bin Laden dying his beard.

Such a bang for 2500 bucks!

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19--


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