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  • NETFLIX! The Cold War with Politico is over at least for now, because this… this is just beautiful: “Bin Laden’s target was not just American audiences. Throughout the Bush years, Al Qaeda’s leadership served as a sort of Netflix for the Al Jazeera television network, sending in new tapes every few months to keep Islamic extremists whipped into a frenzy of anti-American animus.” That’s not really how it works. [Politico]
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  • finallyhappy

    I’m blocked from the article- who made Politico so mad?

  • Jim Newell

    [re=333199]finallyhappy[/re]: FIX’D, blame netflix…

  • bago

    How do you know they were terrorists? They sent the tapes out without rewinding them.

  • Terry

    I’m not blocked, the link is just plain bad. Obviously, it’s a plot against us.

  • FlownOver

    Me too.

    What was it that’s “a bitch?” Oh, yeah – payback.

  • FlownOver

    OK, all better. If it’s really better to access Politico.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Wouldn’t showing an episode of Two and a Half Men every few months have been more effective?

  • snideinplainsight

    Couldn’t we have gotten some nice Osama picture for this, all blingeed up with like prayer-rugs full of plastique flying out of his ears or something?

  • Come here a minute

    That’s not really how it works.

    Yeah, if it did, the CIA might think of following those bright red return envelopes back to the cave in Afghanistan.

  • Professor Proffy McProfalton, Prof.

    Block that simile: The national security gap, which seemed as much a part of American life as the Pontiac,

  • 51dimes

    In reality, all it was was Al Jazeera having “Control Room” for the top 100 things in their que.

  • ManchuCandidate

    OBL’s Netflix list:
    Everyone Loves Raymond S4
    Trading Places S2
    Rambo 3
    Kenny G in Concert
    She’s Not That Into You
    Bad Boys in Heat 5

  • dijetlo

    OK, so that’s another way in which Osama Bin Laden reminds me of Dick Cheny…

  • 19kevin8

    I have all the Osama tapes in my queue. I hear they’re riveting.

  • Hooray For Anything

    If it OBL really was the Netflix for Al Jazeera, then half of the tapes he’d send out would be all scuffed up and they’d either freeze right in the middle of a scene or completely skip over a few minutes of dialogue.

  • Min

    I don’t shop at the National Security Gap, ’cause the merchandise sucks.

  • S.Luggo

    During the Bush years, those tapes remained untranslated by the Administration since a knowledge of arabic was viewed as an act of appeasement.

  • The Unfairman

    Videos every few months? Politco must be on the .08/mth Netflix plan.

  • Brendan M.

    I just logged onto Netflix and they recommended a horrendous-looking movie called Skid Marks. I think I’ve been radicalized.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Whereas the Dubya administration was sort of the CNN of jihadi politics, where the extremists could just tune in anytime and find something that pissed them off.

  • DustBowlBlues

    It pisses me off that we don’t Al Jazeera English on Dish Network. Because I’d watch fifteen minutes of news with a non-USA Nationalist bias and be transformed into a terrorist? It could be dangerous, knowing how the rest of the world views global news events.

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    It’s still better than getting a copy of Gigli.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=333218]S.Luggo[/re]: Given the horrendous number of translators kicked out of the army during the Bush years, I’m guessing they actually considered fluency in Arabic to be gay.

  • dijetlo

    I’m I the only one who is being offered a great deal on Indian women between the blog post and the comments? If not, has anybody ordered these women? How will they ship me my new Indian Women? I mean, it’s not like “sea-monkeys” right? I might be up for it but not if they are going to send a dozen of them in hopes one survives the shipping, what am I supposed to do with the dead ones? (No, I don’t have any Republican friends)

  • gjdodger

    “Throughout the 9/11 years, Bush’s leadership served as a sort of Netflix for the Fox television network, holding a press conference every few months to keep nativist extremists whipped into a frenzy of anti-Arab animus.”

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=333240]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Al Jazeera has a YouTube channel. It ain’t TV teevee, but it also ain’t CNN or FOX.

  • hockeymom

    [re=333268]dijetlo[/re]: I’m being offered soy and cows. Is that because I’m in the midwest? If so, what ELSE does Wonkette know about me? Is the little camera on the top of my computer beaming images straight to the Wonkette War Room? Should I put on clothing?

  • S.Luggo

    [re=333248]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Correction: “… since a knowledge of arabic was viewed as an act of appeasement AND GAY.”

  • Origami

    So…what they are saying is that Netflix prints Obama’s real birth certificate on the insides of all of their return envelopes? Or am I missing something?

  • Mr Blifil

    Does that make Wonkette the Napster of snark?

  • SuperStarr

    Well that’s just so prejudice of Bin Laden! I get my new Netflix every few weeks. Why does this guy Al have to wait months, and why tapes instead of DVDs? Quite frankly.

  • dijetlo

    [re=333303]hockeymom[/re]: Wonkette is a clothing optional site.
    Is the little camera on the top of my computer beaming images straight to the Wonkette War Room?
    Wonkette sold their war room and invested the proceeds in the corporate opium den. That said, yes they are all reclining on cushions, rockin’ the poppi, watching you jiggle while you type.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    [re=333218]S.Luggo[/re]: In fairness to the Bush administration, apparently only teh gayez speak Arab.

  • steverino247

    Netflix pop-ups and Al Qaeda Leadership pop-ups are almost equally irritating. Therefore, I don’t do business with either firm.

  • 102415

    [re=333268]dijetlo[/re]: I am thanking God that the huge P.alin creature is gone from my view these days. I would welcome some nice Indian women with their PHD’s and fab earrings and floaty scarves but none have appeared. Just stuff they think old ladies want like books and political stuff. I’ve heard about these Indian women back when we had our Indian Election report from Jagorev. I want to see the Freemanguy and his rainbows n’ H .itlers too but I’m afraid.

  • 102415

    Hey, I just got the fruit2day ad and I already had some a nice lady was giving away for free yesterday at the gym. It’s fruity. It’s delicious. It’s on Wonkette.

  • Anita Cocktail

    Most people don’t know that Al Qaeda includes self-addressed stamped mailers with their tapes.

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