[lit-ideas] bin Laden: it's the economy stupid

  • From: Eric Yost <NYCEric@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 00:40:54 -0500

The Binster said, "Meaning that every dollar of al-Qaida defeated a 
million dollars by the permission of Allah, besides the loss of a huge 
number of jobs."


This reference to job loss is sort of touching, isn't it? Clearly Bin 
Laden clearly cares about the economy, about the problems of job 
outsourcing and post-9/11 recapitalization.

I thought he was all bombs and Allah and opportunistic pomposity. But it 
turns out he does have a heart.

Goes to show that you can never judge people by the size of the 
murderous terrorist organization they run. You gotta look closer, 
beneath the digitally-encrypted secret messages and money transfers. 
Clearly we have to get out of Plato's cave, once in a while, and go into 
  bin Laden's.

between assignments in Manhattan

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