Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/28/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/28/2010A major Islamic terrorist plot originating in Pakistan and aimed at various European cities has been disrupted by the joint efforts of the intelligence services of the USA, the UK, France, and Germany. The terrorists were planning a “Mumbai style” attack, but a number of the leaders of the group have been killed. It is not clear whether any alleged would-be perpetrators have been arrested.

In other news, Tonight Show host Jay Leno referred to Brian Cowen, the prime minister of Ireland, as a “drunken moron”. The epithet was prompted by a photo of the Taoiseach taken during an appearance on an early-morning Irish TV news program. It seems that Mr. Cowen had stayed up a bit late the night before, having — ahem — a good time. Although he may no longer have been drunk when the photo was taken, the camera did not catch him at his best. The incident is known in Ireland as “Garglegate”.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Freedom Fighter, Gaia, ICLA, Insubria, JD, McR, TB, TV, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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