If Geeks Ran the War

By Deane Barker on July 24, 2005

The War on Terror, as viewed from the Bourne shell.: The war on terror, depicted as a Unix command line.

$ cd /middle_east
$ ls
Afghanistan   Iraq          Libya         Saudi_Arabia  UAE
Algeria       Israel        Morrocco      Sudan         Yemen
Bahrain       Jordan        Oman          Syria
Egypt         Kuwait        Palestine     Tunisia
Iran          Lebanon       Qatar         Turkey

$ cd Afghanistan
$ ls
bin  Taliban    
$ rm Taliban
rm: Taliban is a directory
$ cd Taliban
$ ls
soldiers
$ rm soldiers
$ cd ..
$ rmdir Taliban
rmdir: directory "Taliban": Directory not empty

It goes on for quite some time. Wait until they do regex searches for the WMDs. Via MetaFilter.

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