Does everyone remember when the Northern Alliance took Kabul a couple weeks back? A house was taken filled with notes and plans for terrorist plots, including some carefully read and amply notated instructions on how to build a nuclear bomb. A lot of these notes were filmed by CNN and BBC cameras.
Well, this is where it gets a little funny. You see, those words appear on a semi-famous document that has made the rounds on the Internet since the late 1980's. It's a reprint of a scientific parody called "How to Build an Atom Bomb" from a humor newsletter called The Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). At the time this document was originally written (1979!), the newsletter was called the "Journal of Irreproducible Results". (In scientific circles, a finding must be reproducible to be considered valid. Hence... well, it's geek humor. You understand.)
So basically, Al Qaeda "researchers" were studying stuff that any nuclear physicist worth his degree would have spotted instantly as a joke for those with pocket-protectors and Scotch tape around their glasses.
Here's the website of the AIR newsletter.
That makes me feel much better. Maybe we can call off the whole damn war, and make it known that a formula for superhuman strength and bullet-proof skin has been developed and that it has been pirated and made available on some underground website, which (accidently) replaces the formula for a slow acting poison.
The only thing you should feel when shooting a terrorist: Recoil.