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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Al Qaeda's "Dread Pirate Roberts"

Dread_pirate_roberts_2I was going to strain to come up with some legal analogy/implication here to justify this post, but... nah.  Al Qaeda's playbook apparently includes the Dread Pirate Roberts gambit of faking a feared criminal leader, "Omar al-Baghdadi".   "Inconceivable!"

Posted by Scott on July 19, 2007 at 11:34 AM | Permalink


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But only slightly less well known, never go in against a sicilian when death is involved ha hahahah ha hahahha ha...

Posted by: Matt | Jul 19, 2007 5:04:25 PM

You've got an open italics tag somewhere in this post that's screwing up the site formatting throughout.

Posted by: David Schraub | Jul 19, 2007 3:59:58 PM

My family loves that movie. Back in 2005, when we were trying to work out what to do for halloween (other readers with children know this duty well enough), I got the idea into my head that it'd be a funny idea to go out trick-or-treating in a judge's robe: the gag I had in mind was that I live in a dem-leaning town and the Democrats had just spent the summer trying to conjure the image of JGR as the Dread Judge Roberts. In retrospect it wasn't nearly as funny as I thought at the time.

Posted by: Simon | Jul 19, 2007 2:34:10 PM

Al-Qaeda's leadership may have seen the Princess Bride, but the current US administration clearly has not. If they had, they'd have known never to get involved in a land war in Asia.

Posted by: Dave | Jul 19, 2007 11:50:09 AM

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