July 12, 2006

But That Trick Never Works

Wretchard Fernandez, in a comment to his own post, says that

This seems to be al-Qaeda's favorite idea, that starting a war between everyone and everyone will result in a Global Caliphate. It's an eschatological idea; that to bring on the furnaces of Armaggedon will leave them in charge of the earth.
This was supposedly Charlie Manson's motive for the Tate-LoBianca murders, to inspire a race war which would produce a mess only Charlie could lead people out of. It didn't work then, and it isn't working now.

Posted by triticale at July 12, 2006 09:54 PM | TrackBack
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