As the U.S. suddenly recalls that its founding documents contain annoying, wimpy clauses about the so-called "rule of law" and a "right to a fair trial", prosecutors have discovered a major propaganda coup...
U.S. says Padilla "gave himself" to Al-Qaeda
U.S. citizen Jose Padilla provided rare support for terrorism by offering himself to al Qaeda as a trainee, a prosecutor told a jury on Monday in the trial of the former "dirty bomber" suspect.
I, for one, had no idea that the world's most depraved terrorist organisation held initiation rituals that would be more suited to an Ivy League frat-house.
No wonder Ayman Al-Zawahiri looks so bloody smug all the time, the old deviant. How dare he keep lecturing us Westerners on our moral depravity when his shower of "holy warriors" are merely a cunning front for a seedy, clandestine cottaging scam.
As for jokers like Mr. Padilla who cheerfully submit to the kind of treatment that would startle a Sudanese goat, it's no surprise they call them "dirty bombers".
That's as opposed to the Taliban, who have deployed several thousand dirty soldiers to Helmand province.
Mind you, this should make it easier to spot potential suicide bombers - they'll be the ones in the big coats, walking funny and grimacing shame-facedly.
This is the kind of thing our psy-ops guys should be playing up, you know. I imagine that the even the disgruntled youths of Britain's dingy council estates might think twice about waging righteous Jihad against snoozing commuters if they have to picture themselves yelping "Thank you sir, may I have another!"
I'll be grateful to hear your thoughts, but the first person to use the phrase "suicide bummers" will be instantly banned.