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007 – Where are you?

So, the al-Qaeda PR machine has leaked that the Big “O” would be releasing a video to commorate the 6th anniversary of 9/11.  Accompanying their “Press Release” was a blurry screen cap of a puffy Osama with a died beard.

The last time we saw the “Lion Sheik” was in October of 2004 when he released a campaign video for George W. Bush.  In the mean-time, various audio tapes have trickled out, mostly in the voice of bin Laden’s Dick Cheney, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri.  The “O” is obviously way too busy plotting world domination in his secret hideout to do his own podcasts.

Periodically, we get a fuzzy video image of the Mastermind bloviating about how he will triumph in his quest for world domination and each time I see one of these things, I think to myself, “I’ve seen this movie — several times.”

007 – Where are you?

So, the al-Qaeda PR machine has leaked that the Big “O” would be releasing a video to commorate the 6th anniversary of 9/11.  Accompanying their “Press Release” was a blurry screen cap of a puffy Osama with a died beard.

The last time we saw the “Lion Sheik” was in October of 2004 when he released a campaign video for George W. Bush.  In the mean-time, various audio tapes have trickled out, mostly in the voice of bin Laden’s Dick Cheney, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri.  The “O” is obviously way too busy plotting world domination in his secret hideout to do his own podcasts.

Periodically, we get a fuzzy video image of the Mastermind bloviating about how he will triumph in his quest for world domination and each time I see one of these things, I think to myself, “I’ve seen this movie — several times.”

Remember in the old James Bond movies how, even at the height of the Cold War when the survival of Western Civilization was threatened by the cancer of Communism, Bond didn’t go toe-to-toe with some faceless ideology, with him it was personal.  He was always matching wits with some mysterious diabolic criminal mastermind who plotted world domination from a secret hideout.  True, often the mastermind was in cahoots with the Russkies, but he was just in it for the power trip.

We’ve been going about this all wrong.  We’ve sent out the might of the world’s most formidable military machine to take down a mysterious diabolical criminal mastermind in his secret hideout.  We’ve been going after a gnat with a sledgehammer when what we needed was a surgical instrument.

What we need is Bond – James Bond.

Ed

Originally posted to EdificeWrecks on Fri Sep 07, 2007 at 09:35 AM PDT.

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