Tuesday, May 15, 2007

How about a "Terrorist Dollywood"?

Hello everyone!

I came across this article this morning. Here's the first part of it:

Iraq a "terrorist Disneyland" if U.S. goes: expert

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent
Tuesday, May 15, 2007; 10:53 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - A U.S. troop pullout from Iraq would leave the country as a potent launchpad for international terrorism and Washington would be forced to go back in within a couple of years, a leading al Qaeda expert said on Tuesday.

Rohan Gunaratna told a security conference at Lloyd's of London insurance market that Iraq, like Afghanistan in the 1990s, would become a "terrorist Disneyland" where al Qaeda could build up its strength unchallenged.

I'm fascinated by this. All day long, I've been trying to imagine what a "terrorist Disneyland" would look like. What kind of rides would it have? Sleeper Cells of the Caribbean? Dumbo the Flying Dirty Bomb? The Haunted Mullah? Cutaneous Anthrax in Wonderland? Bumper Car-Bombs? Osama's Fatah Adventure? Those wacky spinning tea cups?

Also, since the 9/11 hijackers were trained in Florida, not California, shouldn't it actually be "terrorist Disney World"? I'd even settle for a "terrorist Sea World" or a "terrorist Busch Gardens". Maybe it's the whole Anheuser-Busch connection--Islamic terrorists wouldn't be caught dead in a theme park owned and operated by a beer company. Then again, maybe they would want to go there so they could blow it up.

And just what does "terrorist Disneyland" mean anyway? Does it mean Iraq will become a place where families from all around the world max out their credit cards to go to visit? Does it mean that instead of dozens, sometimes hundreds of people dying every day there, there will be bunch of idiots dressed like rodents? I bet I know what kind of car they'd drive. This guy would make a good president of "Terrorist Disneyland". Hey, it could be worse.

Anyway, I'm going to look for a new hobby so I won't have the urge to write ridiculous postings such as this one.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you heard about this?

5:37 PM, May 16, 2007  
Blogger Rob said...

Welcome back, anon!

Yes, I had heard about it, but then forgot. Thanks for the reminder. You'd think I'd remember something that messed up, but sadly it's just one of the many messed up things to remember these days.

Is that program shown on the "terrorist Disney Channel"?


6:01 PM, May 16, 2007  

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