Monday, January 19, 2009

Al-Qaeda has the plague?

This article about segments of Al Qaeda contracting the bubonic plague appeared in the British newspaper, The Sun. Which immediately caused me to speculate about how surviving members of Al Qaeda would receive this information. Most of their setbacks can be explained away by blaming them on the CIA and the Great Satan, but the plague? Well, I suppose they could say that the CIA dropped plague-infected rats in their vicinity, and for a moment I thought that might have been a clever thing for the CIA to have done. But if the CIA knew where they were, they would surely bomb them rather than send them rats, so that doesn’t seem like a plausible explanation. On the other hand, perhaps the gullible young Islamists who need some explanation other than Allah is displeased with the, would buy it.

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