I can see it now, George Orwell is looking down on us with Aldous Huxley saying; "Can you believe it Aldous? We tried to warn those dumbfucks about what was going on, but they didn't listen even though most of them read our books at school!"
To which Aldous replies, "I know George but at the end of the day if they want to be slaves, fuck 'em. Now pass me another one of those mushrooms and lets leave those stupid idiots to stew in that mess they're cooking up down there."
Italy and other European countries are at risk of terrorist attacks by Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network during the Christmas holiday period, the head of the Afghan secret service warned in an interview published on Tuesday.
"There is a threat if terrorist attacks over Christmas in Italy and other European countries but also in Afghanistan," general Niamat Ullah Jalilly was quoted as saying in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
"Osama bin Laden is alive," he went on. "We have our sources and intelligence reports said he was last month in Chitral," a mountainous province in the far north-west of Pakistan bordering on Afghanistan.
Jalilly said Al-Qaeda was now "really run" by Abdel Rahman Khodri, one of three of bin Laden's lieutenants who were "far more dangerous" than the movement's founder. He identified the others as Ayman Muhammad al-Zawahiri and Muhammad Shawky al-Islambouli.
Jalilly said there were still about 2000 members Al-Qaeda and of the Taliban, the Islamic militia which formerly ran Afghanistan, in his country.