I too am a terrorist, it seems.

I have discovered from the BBC that possession of a black plastic Casio watch is highly dubious: ‘this unassuming, black, plastic, digital timepiece has found itself in the news for a different reason. Leaked US documents reportedly advised interrogators at Guantanamo Bay that possession of the F-91W could be a link to bombing by al-Qaeda.’ I’ve worn nothing else for more than a decade. I might add, I have often been seen in public wearing a headscarf. I’ll be waiting for a knock on the door.

10 Responses to “I too am a terrorist, it seems.”

  1. cp Says:

    So long as you don’t take to wearing what the French call “l’integrale’ I think you’re OK.

    Is there a loud tick on the watch?

  2. Jane Says:

    The watch, being completely electronic, doesn’t tick because there’s nothing TO tick. It just keeps good time, has an alarm, and costs about 10 dollars, so apparently they end up made into timers for bombs.

  3. cp Says:

    clever and thrifty people, these terrorists. To say nothing of those who manage to tunnel for five months without being noticed.

    My own guess about thiis silly birther stuff is that many Americans don’t know that Hawaii is a state.

  4. Jane Says:

    I think you may be right. And, you know, if people go around saying that states that don’t touch the main US of A landmass don’t count, they might end up ganging up and selling Alaska right back to the Russians and where would Mrs P. be then???

  5. cp Says:

    My guess is that the Russians would refuse, not least because Ms Palin would be part of the deal.

  6. The Man From Maryport Says:

    Mrs P is clearly the unacknowledged love child of Leonid Brezhnev and Eva Peron. I’m sure she’d enjoy running aganst Vladimir Putin . . .

  7. Jane Says:

    Well, she would inject a note of colour into Russian politics unseen since the days of Catherine the Great. Might do them the world of good, you never know.

  8. The Man From Maryport Says:

    A case of ‘Going Rus‘ I suppose . .

  9. cp Says:

    I suspect that those who don’t think Hawaii is a state have no problem with counting Alaska, because it is part of the continent. They don’t, of course, count the Canadian space as another country, but only terrain waiting for annexation. Islands, especcially those Too Far Away, are a different
    matter.

    I don’t believe for a moment that the Special Forces, or the Tenth Muntain Division killed OBL. I think that he shaved off his beard long ago, gobt an MBA, like everyone else, and was responsiblre, as the newest member of Goldman Sachs, for the Meltdown.

  10. Jane Says:

    I think you have a point. The al-Quaeda enterprise may have traumatised a nation but hitting it in the wallet is a whole new level of effective combat.

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