Jewish World Review Jan. 11, 2002 / 27Teves, 5762
The ad, penned by a team of top CIA agents, aims to trap a man who, in the estimate of top intelligence officials, has not had a date in several months.
"Quite frankly, we're betting he's as ho-ny as a marching band," said one high-ranking CIA source.
The agency-crafted personal ad reads as follows:
READY TO DO SOME EVIL? Hot, slender thirtysomething single female megalomaniac looking for tall, skeletal globe-threatening madman to share the good life: hiding in caves, making spooky videos, and jihad! No smokers, please.
The CIA has placed the ad in newspapers in Kandahar, Tora Bora and, based on a long-shot tip, Boca Raton, Florida.
While top military brass in the U.S. are said to be bullish about their unorthodox new tactic, terrorism expert Clark Renfield, author of a recent bestselling book about bin Laden, is openly skeptical.
"After weeks of allied bombing, Osama bin Laden is a desperate man," Renfield said. "But I don't think he's desperate enough to respond to a personal