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Condoleezza Rice talks to Al-Jazeera.
October 16, 2001 5:17 PM   Subscribe

Condoleezza Rice talks to Al-Jazeera. But it seems they've already edited it to hell. CNN is passing questions to Osama through them as well.
posted by owillis (41 comments total)

 
7. Mr bin Laden, sir, we at CNN and the rest of the United States would like to know what you would do for a Klondike bar?
posted by Hankins at 5:46 PM on October 16, 2001


right! we will ask very blunt questions to get some stuff we need to know and you tell us the truth , right? Maybe we can then make a deal for Ted Turner to buy up majority stock in this tv outfit and truly make it bigtime.
posted by Postroad at 5:47 PM on October 16, 2001


Passing questions to Osama? Isn't that like associating with a known terrorist? Personally, the reporting of isolated incidents that has fuelled the fear of anthrax attacks has been tantamount to an act of terrorism itself. When will these people realize that what they play as 'news' carries considerable responsibility as well?
posted by holycola at 6:24 PM on October 16, 2001


Al Jazeera TV has a live video feed from its website. The site and the video are all in Arabic. The video is in Windows Media .asx format. If the video link here doesn't work, you can always go to their website and click on the play button. [It is the only thing I could understand in that website.]
posted by tamim at 7:31 PM on October 16, 2001


CNN plans to make a bunch of bucks off this... maybe it can syndicate diet advice from Jeff Dahmer's ghost after this coup. Why don't they ask Osama where he is, please?
posted by Kami at 7:43 PM on October 16, 2001


from the msnbc article:
"But the comments on the Palestinians and Iraq — all likely to anger Arabs — were aired more than a dozen times to promote the interview."

uh, and american journalism outlets are too good to edit their promos so that lots of people will watch? would anyone like to buy a bridge?
posted by maura at 8:39 PM on October 16, 2001


I love this from the transcript:

“This is a war against the evil of terrorism,” she said. “The president of the United States understands Islam to be a faith of peace, a faith that protects innocents, and the policy of the United States is to do the same.”

So, to preserve the peace and protect the innocent the US is going to bomb them? Good-o.

The interesting point, of course, will be when there are c.5000 Afghans killed by US/UK bombing. But no doubt Ms Rice will be able to explain the difference between killing civilians with an aeroplane, and dropping bombs on them. I doubt it makes much difference to the victims, or their families.
posted by snowgum at 5:33 AM on October 17, 2001


This is a question for MetaTalk.
posted by jpoulos at 6:44 AM on October 17, 2001


Have you ever put two pancakes together with bacon in the middle and made, like, a pancake sammitch? That's some good eating, there. It works better with small griddle cakes. That way, you don't have Aunt Jemima running down your arm [that would be a great name for an album].
posted by ColdChef at 7:03 AM on October 17, 2001


and take those pancakes and put 'em on yr bunny's head
posted by cheesebot at 7:11 AM on October 17, 2001


Love me Aunt Jemima, Love me now & ever more.
posted by deepdisco at 7:15 AM on October 17, 2001


bunnies are so cute!
posted by crunchland at 7:15 AM on October 17, 2001


Serves about 4

1 1/3 c flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs

Use whole wheat flour and brown sugar (same amounts)
posted by Hankins at 7:17 AM on October 17, 2001


Search processes should run on the server and spit out a page that causes your browser to loop until the search is done.. browsers timeout way before the server does.. Vbulletin does it this way..
posted by hwnd at 7:18 AM on October 17, 2001


bunnies are so cute!

Who do you think would win in a fight? A bunny or a kitty?
posted by jpoulos at 7:28 AM on October 17, 2001


i thut kitties ate bunnies.
posted by kv at 7:32 AM on October 17, 2001


hey i may wave my american flag now and again, but that doesn't mean i can't appreciate of a good French Toast too.
posted by danOstuporStar at 7:33 AM on October 17, 2001


Bunny. Definitely.

No really, every rabbit I've ever met has been, at heart, vicious and brutal.

Kitty would be kicked to death. Kitty wouldn't stand a chance.
posted by Grangousier at 7:34 AM on October 17, 2001


if the bunny was bugs and the cat was slvester, then bugs would win - but if the bunny was, sayyyyyy one of the bunny from watership down and the cat was a panther then the cat would win...
posted by monkeyJuice at 7:37 AM on October 17, 2001


or if the bunny was the vicious bunny at the end of monty python and the holy grail... well we all know what happend there dont we???!
posted by monkeyJuice at 7:38 AM on October 17, 2001


My money's on Attack Rabbit!

(Though I doubt that bunny is actually "attacking," if you know what I mean... [drag down a bit])
posted by arco at 7:42 AM on October 17, 2001


He's cute, but Harvey wouldn't stand a chance against Kingsley.
posted by Carol Anne at 8:03 AM on October 17, 2001


Bunny pancakes? Sign me up.
posted by Dagobert at 8:15 AM on October 17, 2001


But what if it was one of them Japanese Robo-kitties?
posted by transient at 8:26 AM on October 17, 2001


How can I search for pancakes under these circumstances. I am totally perplexed.

By they way, have you guys heard the news? Rush Limbaugh is going deaf. I just heard about it like two seconds ago and will soon be doing a front page post about it so we can all learn the important details together.

Also . . . Bert!
posted by Outlawyr at 8:30 AM on October 17, 2001


bunnicula :)
posted by kliuless at 8:39 AM on October 17, 2001


What you say??? You have no chance to survive make your time!!!!

And while you're at it, double butter.
posted by jennyjenny at 8:40 AM on October 17, 2001


Speaking of pancakes...

Does anyone know where I can get a (complete) copy of "french toast man" mp3 by Fred Lane?
posted by magnificentsven at 8:47 AM on October 17, 2001


(sigh) Yet again, I have to remind everyone that the correct answer is French Toast. danOstuporStar was on the right track.
posted by davidmsc at 8:49 AM on October 17, 2001


See? I was SO right that it double-posted!
posted by davidmsc at 8:51 AM on October 17, 2001


now this is why I love pancakes... I mean MeFi.
you're all so cute!
posted by nprigoda at 9:05 AM on October 17, 2001


kliuless: I totally read that in grade school. I just had to reach into the recesses of my brain to remember, but there it was. I think it scared the shit out of me when I was 9.
posted by jpoulos at 8:48 PM on October 17, 2001


Most... surreal... thread... ever.
posted by rory at 1:51 AM on October 18, 2001


These questions, from Modern Humorist, have already been suggested:

"At the invitation of Al Qaeda, CNN has submitted six questions to Osama bin Laden, asking him about the role his organization played in the attacks on Sept. 11 and in the recent spread of anthrax, and how he feels about those Muslims who have denounced his holy war. Here are the network's backup questions:

Did you not not attack the World Trade Center?

What is your problem, dude?

Did you know that Bill O'Reilly's address at the Fox News Channel is: 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036?

Is there anything sexier than a covered woman?

Pound for pound, who's the best terrorist you've ever seen?

Two New York-bound planes leave Boston airport, one at 7 a.m., the other at 7:15. Both planes are flying at 400 miles per hour, and New York is 200 miles away. What is your current location?"
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:11 AM on October 21, 2001


Dear ObL: What are your coordinates?
posted by aaron at 7:31 AM on October 21, 2001


"What's the frequency, Kenneth?"
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:35 AM on October 21, 2001


What's with that guy's eyepatch? Is he going to be in the next Goonies movie?
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 7:55 AM on October 21, 2001


If the U.N. asks the U.S. to stop the bombing will you do the same?
posted by xammerboy at 8:17 AM on October 21, 2001


Folgers crystals or real coffee?
posted by MAYORBOB at 8:42 AM on October 21, 2001


Ok, which is it, Osama or Usama?
posted by ArkIlloid at 9:10 AM on October 21, 2001


What's it like in that cave?
posted by redhead at 10:27 PM on October 21, 2001


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