De Fred Columns, le 31 décembre 2009, une réflexion pleine de sarcasme sur les USA menés par le bout du nez par la stratégie de ben Laden
• Sur Obama: «Blacks have achieved racial equality. They can produce presidents as bad as the white ones.»
• Sur le rapport coût-efficacité de l’“hyperpuissance” face au terrorisme: «What suckers we gringos are. How wonderfully amusing all of this must be for Al Quaeda. So little effort is needed to manipulate the decreasingly Great Satan into doing all manner of comic and expensive things. For terrorists, the return on investment in phenomenal. […]
»So little is necessary to terrorize the world’s hyperpower. A free-lance dingaling secretes a bomb of sorts in his shoe, whereupon the US goes into convulsions and long lines of Americans stand comically barefoot in airports. Dingaling Two popularizes liquid explosives, and so Washington frenziedly confiscates toothpaste. Yes, the world’s hyperpower is afraid of Colgate, with fluoride. Dinglaling Three hides the infernal machine in his skivvies, so Obama makes Firm Pronouncements, and we will now have to undergo examination by panty scanners. Always, over and over, the terrorists have the iniative. The country reacts hugely and predictably. Won’t the panty scanners be wonderful? Now some affirmative-action federal retard can look at nekkid women all day. [..]
• Sur le terrorisme et les USA: «Ours is not the America it recently was, and it gets differenter by the month. Who would have thought that so little effort would be needed to wreak such internal havoc on the world’s hyperpower, fearful of gel deodorants? The success of the terrorists is deplorable, but in strategic terms it has been magnificent. Never have so few done so much to so many so easily.»
• Ben Laden, le stratège… «The “war on terror” pushes America toward bankruptcy and, when lost, will leave the Pentagon unable to pursue new adventures for, probably, a couple of decades. Another decade or so of war followed by a withdrawal will leave the United States impoverished, isolated, out of Islamic countries, and with its teeth pulled. Isn’t that what bin Laden or somebody said he wanted?»
Le 12 mars 1992, William Pfaff parlait du destin des USA dans ces termes: «To Finish in a Burlesque of an Empire». Il n’imaginait sans doute pas le burlesque allant jusqu'à la situation actuelle.