Osama's "base"

Discussion in 'Contemporary Terrorism' started by brandc, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. brandc

    brandc

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    Here's an interesting tidbit:

    The very name of his terrorist organization may have been inspired by the science fiction novels of Isaac Asimov. Apparently, American sci-fi is popular in Arabic translation, including Asimov's Foundation, known in the Middle East as Al Qaeda, a term usually translated into English as "the Base." (No word yet on whether victorious American troops will tell bin Laden, a la the Japanese video game, "All your Base is belong to us.")

    http://www.nypress.com/static/billboard.cfm?now=11/30/01#715
     

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