Is it really what it seems?May 9, 2012 @ 9:04 am (Updated: 9:15 am - 5/9/12 )
All of us are obviously delighted that al Qaeda's latest plot was foiled. And what a story! The guy who volunteered to blow up his new improved underwear was actually a double agent! Planted by Saudi Arabia!
And the CIA wanted to keep him there, but this plot was apparently so far along that the only way to stop it was for the agent himself to volunteer as the suicide bomber. And he not only turns over the bomb, he pinpoints his senior commander, who is then promptly blown up by a drone.
I have to say, this is a very reassuring victory in the battle formerly known as the war on terrorism.
The only thing not reassuring about this reassuring victory -- is reading about it on a BAJILLION websites!
Of all the top secret secrets the US government has, wouldn't this be at the tippy tippy top? The only thing we should know about this guy is that: he got the bomb, and then, so sad, there's an accident, and a smudge in the desert somewhere.
At least that's the story you put out.
But instead there's this flood of details so that now, al Qaeda knows that everyone who volunteers to blow himself up is a double agent.
How could something like this get leaked. Unless that was the whole point.
The old double-pysch. Maybe the guy in fact wasn't a double agent, and they captured a real suicide bomber but they deliberately put it out that he was a double agent, and he's being paid a million bucks, and there are others like him, implying that the whole suicide corps is compromised, so that now al Qaeda has to purge all their suicide bombers, crippling their operation.
Could we be that good?
If we are, I guess I should probably not be saying anything.
So never mind.
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