Ryan Carmelo Briones

mostly harmless

emmanuel goldstein on the loose, again! October 05, 2006

For a while now I've been passively spreading a "rumor" that I created, or at least I think I did.

Osama Bin Ladin is a fabrication based on a modern day version of Emmanuel Goldstien, a fictional character from George Orwell's "1984"

So what got me thinking enought about this enough to blog it? In my daily RSS reads today, I see Al Qaeda Letter Says Prolonging The Iraq War ‘Is In Our Interest’. When I read this I'm think this is like a "Get Out of Jail Free" card for the US Govt who's been riddle with critisism over it's extended stay in Iraq. Don't get me wrong, I don't think I agree completely with either school of thought, but it just seems like a tool a government that's in a bind to easily win back public opinion. Or I could be insane. You decide.