Osama's Nuclear Plans Half-Baked

Here’s a tale of the blind leading the blind.

When BBC journalists discovered documents related to building a nuclear device in recently liberated Al-Qaeda strongholds, they took the documents at face value. It’s probably safe to assume that Al-Qaeda also thought that they were in possession of some dangerous documents.

In fact, the documents were an obviously humourous satirical piece from The Journal of Irreproducible Results.

Presumably, some Bin Laden crony thought he could get all the info he needed by simply typing "How to build an atom bomb" into Google.

I find it somehow reassuring to know that Al-Qaeda would be stupid enough to accept the satire as real but it’s very disconcerting to think that the BBC would also be that dim.

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