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Be Afraid, Be Very Apart

From the “Weekly World News”:


“CIA analysts have gotten wind of a bizarre new terrorist plot: Al Qaeda sleeper agents in the U.S. plan to kill thousands of innocent American civilians by breaking wind with toxic fumes!”

The story goes on to say that Iraqi scientists have developed a new variety bean impregnated with a deadly airborne virus. A CIA expert is quoted giving signs of a possible attack. The last is that, “when confronted, the suspect denies breaking wind and may even point the finger of blame at someone else.”

The truest thing in the story is that the CIA, given its recent record, probably is looking into it.

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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