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August 20, 2003

Yeah, right, as if
Posted by Teresa at 01:04 AM *

It is reported—note the careful phrasing—that al-Qaida has taken credit for the blackout.

I’m sure. Like, if they could do that, why didn’t they do it before? And if they wanted credit for this supposed terrorist act, why didn’t they do it at a time when it wouldn’t look just like a summer blackout?

Answer: Because they didn’t do it. Because it was in fact a blackout. We’ve had them before. This one was worse. Deregulation is to blame. Don’t be distracted by a third-rate fairy tale about Arab terrorists.

Unless of course they come up with proof. I’m patient.

Not that I expect any proof to be forthcoming. But then, I’m not even sure I’m prepared to believe it was al-Qaida that made the claim. Could be this has more to do with people blaming Bush for the blackout.

As I said, I’m patient. I can wait—with my thumb in a constant state of readiness, right next to the tip of my nose.

Comments on Yeah, right, as if:
#1 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: August 20, 2003, 02:24 AM:

That's it. We're not going to take it any more. The line has been crossed.

Let's go in there and _take their oil!_

Oh, wait . . .

#2 ::: Osama bin Laden ::: (view all by) ::: August 20, 2003, 03:14 AM:

Hah! American dogs! To show the power of al Qaeda, on the 9th of November we will make the moon disappear from the sky, then bring it back. If America still does not amend its ways, we will make the sun disappear from the sky on the 23rd of November. Perhaps we will not bring it back!

#3 ::: Yonmei ::: (view all by) ::: August 20, 2003, 08:14 AM:

Paul Foot blames the Roman Empire. Well, not really, but it's a good line...

#4 ::: hanne ::: (view all by) ::: August 20, 2003, 09:54 AM:

Well, of course we should all believe it. It was posted in a Yahoo! Group, for heaven's sake. You just don't get quality information like that every day.

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