ANN ARBOR – Ali Baba, a spokesman for a political wing of Al Quida known as the 40 Theives, announced today that it has purchased Detroit, Michigan. The sale came as part of the largest bankruptcy auction ever conducted. The Detroit Bankruptcy, which is the biggest municipal bankruptcy in history, has been floundering without any clear plan for a turn around.
Critics have wasted no time in condemning the sale. In reply, Mr. Baba states, “This is about jobs, and saving jobs. Helping children and families. It is not about politics. We stepped up to the plate in the Detroit Bankruptcy because no one else has new ideas.”
Senior members of Congress were asked for a reaction to this development in the Detroit Bankruptcy. Some Congressional spokespeople said they had not yet heard of this development. Others say this requires a cautious, go slow approach. ”We are at war with Al Quida, not with any group called 40 Theives,” said an unnamed senior congressional aide. “Let’s wait until we have all the facts.”
There is precident. The United State previously has negotiated with the political factions of other outlawed terrorist organizations, such as Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army.
The president, who was busy playing a round of golf, could not be reached for comment. An unnamed White House source said it is possible that Mr. Baba will be invited to the White House for talks. No date has been set.