Saturday, September 11, 2010

Position Available: CFO

First posted June 3, 2010.

Got a taste for adventure, an unquenchable religious fervor and a willingness to trade in the corner office for a cave?
Then al Quaida has the job for you!
Following a drone strike in Pakistan, the media is reporting the death of Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, also known as Sheikh Saeed al-Masri. As a founding member of al-Quaida and third in command behind Osama bin Ladin and Ayman al-Zawahiri, Masri was characterized variously as the organizations's Chief Financial Officer and its Chief Operations Officer.

So what does a terrorist CEO actually do?

Al-Quaida is far less centralized than in its pre-9/11 heyday, when it had an official finance comittee (headed by Masri), but it still operates in many ways like a company--a franchiser, to be more specific.
Groups wanting to be part of al-Quaida have to undergo a fairly rigorous application process: they have to carry out acts of terrorism, publicly praise al-Quaida leaders and hew their ideology to that of the "parent company"....
That Tuesday
It was the highest
Blue sky

Pray for the families of the victims.

And kill all the pigs who murdered them in cold blood.

I get like this in the fall. Have for the last nine years.