George Bush caved in to Osama Bin Laden's number one demand after 9-11.
Bin Laden is a right wing religious zealot who uses his religious control over his followers to achieve his own personal goals. Osama is very much like the right wing religious zealots we have in America, only smarter and far more personally disciplined. As we have seen supposedly christian leaders work their way around the teachings of Jesus and call for the killing of their enemies, we have to remember that Osama didn't have any such restraints to work around in the first place. The prophet Jesus said to "Love thy enemy"...The prophet Muhammed said "Kill 'em"...
After the Kuwait war in 1990, the US stationed powerful military forces in Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden was outraged at this offense to Islam and became such a vocal opponent of the Saudi leadership that he was banished from Saudi Arabia. His Jihad against foreign occupation of his home country ensued and was the basis for his terror based war agaisnt America and against the Saudi leadership as well. We are never reminded by Fox news of the bombings within Saudi Arabia but the are extensive. "Osama hates our freedoms" is the cry, but that is not the truth. Osama hates America and Americans for perceived religious and military insults to his own homeland.
"Declaration of Jihad.... In the early 1990s, Bin Laden emphasized his desire tosecure the withdrawal of U.S. and other foreign troops from Saudi Arabia at all costs. BinLaden criticized the Saudi royal familypubliclyand alleged thattheir invitation of foreigntroops to the Arabian peninsula constituted an affront to the sanctity of the birthplace ofIslam and a betrayal of the global Islamic community."
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Lacking and army and a nation from which to attack the United States, Osama achieved masterful results in his own view, losing a mere 19 "soldiers" in the attacks on 9-11-01. I cannot point to another military operation in the history of the world that has been so successful in bringing about the primary goal of the attacker...the removal of American forces from Saudi Arabia. They are gone from there.
The greatest nation on earth caved in to a small time right wing looney tune living in a cave.
Having seen how easy it was to scare the most powerful nation that has ever existed on this planet, how can anyone ever have believed that Al Qaeda would quit committing acts of terror? They cost him so little in human lives.
The cowardly Bush Administration plays golf, clears brush, rides a bicycle, and shoots their friends on quail hunts, while the sons and daughters of the lower class die for the business interests of Big Oil and weapons makers. Keep us afraid, though, and we'll let them get away with it.
The recent airline cluster f*** ?... All for show! Those men had been closely watched for some time and had neither passports nor airline tickets. Bush was trying to orchestrate another "Fear" event in order to help Joe Lieberman remain as his closest ally in the Democratic party, but it came just a day too late because of reluctance on the prat of the Brits to be used so completely.
Scare us, intimidate us, and as a Nation of mindless cowards, we will run to the greatest coward of them all, George Bush for protection. Think about it...Give me an example of one brave act performed by George W. Bush or Dick Cheney in their entire lives!
I know of none. Wake up, America! We are at the nexus of salvation or armageddon...There are those who destructively prefer the latter. We can stop them if we choose, but it will demand a vigorous personal courage of all Americans.
So where are the courageous leaders of America? Who will take over and show us the way?
They are in front of us every day, but are vilified by the public relations minions and sycophants of the right wing. Murtha, Clark, Dean, The Dixie Chicks, They are everywhere and they are suffering for America... All we have to do is choose them and stand with them.
What will we do?