A few months before Osama bin Laden's death, websites linked to al Qaeda ran excited commentary about a proposed new killing machine dubbed the "human lawn mower." The idea was to attach rotating blades to the front of a pickup truck and drive the contraption into crowds.
While some jihadists admired the idea, one graying veteran of the terrorist movement took a stand against it. That was bin Laden himself, by then living out his twilight years in a Pakistani villa with ample time to think about his legacy. The man who famously ordered jetliners flown into skyscrapers drew the line at cutting down humans like weeds.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Bizarre: Al Qaeda wanted to build "human lawn mower"
Osama bin Laden opposed the idea. Bin Laden thought human lawn mowers were bad , but flying planeloads of innocent men, women and children into building was good?