Monday, March 25, 2002

An examination of bin Laden's satellite phone records shows he made calls to Britain (260+), Yemen (200+), the Sudan (131), Iran (106), Azerbaijan (67), Pakistan (59), Saudi Arabia (57), a ship in the Indian Ocean (13), Italy (6), the U. S. A. (6), Malasia (4), and Senegal (2). Since al-Qaeda ties to Iraq are going to be used as the American excuse to attack Iraq, it is odd that no calls were made to Iraq. The newspaper article writers, not bowed at all by this problem, suggest that the absense of calls to Iraq is just more evidence that Iraq is involved, proved by bin Laden's extra care in not leaving a record of calling there! On that logic, the Americans had better start attacking the Pope, for there were also no calls made to the Vatican.