File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0110, message 48

Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2001 17:25:37 +1100
Subject: Osama


After viewing the TV camera image of  the fire-ball emanating from the
second WTC tower, in real time, I wondered if Osama would dare remain in
Afghanistan waiting for a second the U.S.

I thought of Indonesia, and, checking the map, found it was at a distance
similar to that of many trans-Atlantic flights.  He could have shaved his
beard, replaced turban with a beanie, used fake passport etc., but nearest
commercial flight to Indonesia
would probably have been from another country.

A charter flight with an experienced and sympathetic pilot and plane  from
an Islamic nation airline would pose difficulties.

An ability to continue his terrorist operations from Indonesia might be very

Perhaps the most we can hope for is that Osama will succumb to megolmania,
think he is indispensable, refuse the suicidal approach he teaches his
disciples, avoid certain risks increase the probability of his death or



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