“On any given day, Iyman Faris appeared to be a hard-working, independent truck driver,” Attorney General John Ashcroft told a news conference Thursday. “But Faris led a secret double life.”
Ashcroft said: “[Faris] worked in concert with al Qaeda, our enemies, to plot potential attacks against America and our citizens here in his adopted homeland.”
– CNN.com – Ohio trucker joined al Qaeda jihad
I wonder if I am the only one for whom this brought to mind a similar discussion…
It seems that you’ve been living two lives. In one life, you’re Thomas A. Anderson, program writer for a respectable software company, you have a social security number, you pay your taxes, and you help your landlady carry out her garbage. The other life is lived in computers, where you go by the hacker alias Neo and are guilty of virtually every computer crime we have a law for. One of these lives has a future, and one of them does not. I’m going to be as forthcoming as I can be, Mr. Anderson. You’re here because we need your help. We know that you’ve been contacted by a certain individual, a man who calls himself Morpheus. Now whatever you think you know about this man is irrelevant. He is considered by many authorities to be the most dangerous man alive. My colleagues believe that I am wasting my time with you but I believe that you wish to do the right thing. We’re willing to wipe the slate clean, give you a fresh start and all that we’re asking in return is your cooperation in bringing a known terrorist to justice.
– The Matrix