A bunch of cunts, mostly in the Australian sense. Except that one guy.

An Islamic Caliphate in Seven Easy Steps

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,369448,00.html

"If there is anyone who might possibly have an inkling as to what al-Qaida are up to, it is the Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein. He has not only spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi, but has also managed make contact with many of the network's leaders. Based on correspondence with these sources, he has now brought out a book detailing the organization's master plan."
Permalink son of parnas 
August 16th, 2005
Commit terrorist acts -> ??? -> Islamic Caliphate!
Permalink Colm O'Connor 
August 16th, 2005
"Ha!" you might laugh, "This is a plan straight out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!"

But then you realize that the guy standing between these terrorists' plan and the world is a former cheerleader.

And the facts start falling into place.
Permalink Tayssir John Gabbour 
August 16th, 2005
They won't make it past phase 3.
Attacks in their own region against nonwestern targets will turn them against themselves and blow the whole "movement" back to what it was to begin with: scattered cells of fanatics with some funding.
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 17th, 2005
The part about tricking the US into attacking islam worked like a charm. Maybe the rest will as well. Our leaders are easily manipulated because they have no choice but to act according to their ideology.
Permalink son of parnas 
August 17th, 2005
Hmm. It seems like a good idea to start a 7-step plan with a step that's already happened. This way, you can say you PLANNED that first step, and see how well it went?

And we're now in the SECOND step, so of course since the first step went so well the SECOND step will go well too.

The THIRD and suceeding steps can be any Sci-Fi you want to spout, since they're in the future and already have credibility if they follow from the first and second steps.

Now, if he'd published this plan in 2000, BEFORE the first step, THEN it might have some credibility. Otherwise, it sounds like a guy trying to cash in on gullibility.
Permalink AllanL5 
August 17th, 2005
> Now, if he'd published this plan in 2000, BEFORE the first step,

PNAC was published before it happened and people still don't believe it, so it wouldn't do any good.
Permalink son of parnas 
August 17th, 2005

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