August 12, 2003


We must be doing something right:

The al-Qaeda terrorist network has singled out Australia for mention while claiming responsibility for last week's bombing of the Marriott Hotel in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

Which killed mainly Muslims, and not a single Australian. Way to go, al-Qaeda; the slow learnerís terrorist network. In other screaming freakweasel news:

The alleged head of the al-Qaeda linked terror group blamed for the Bali bombings and last week's blast at the JW Marriott Hotel today accused the CIA of carrying out the attacks to "discredit Islam."

No, pal. Thatís your job.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 12, 2003 04:40 PM

That's not the head they found on the fifth floor, is it?

Posted by: The at August 12, 2003 at 07:04 PM

It was just another nobody.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at August 12, 2003 at 11:34 PM

I wasn't aware that islame had been given any credit in the first place.

Posted by: BH at August 13, 2003 at 01:08 AM

"No, pal. Thatís your job."

And he does it so well.

Posted by: Tom Terrific at August 13, 2003 at 01:45 AM

And Tim does it again. Best, funniest blogger on the web.

Posted by: Ned at August 13, 2003 at 02:10 AM

Nope. My head's still attached; it's not mine. Ah, the old trusty, "It was a devious plot by the CIA to blame [fill in the aggrieved group here]" line. Works every time (not). This is the same CIA that failed to predict the collapse of the USSR, failed to prevent 9-11.

Posted by: nobody important at August 13, 2003 at 03:36 AM