A reminder for all the cowardly pukes currently occupying our congress and senate…posted by Bill Arnett @ 9:34 AM Permalink …not a reminder from me, but from a speech given by Osama bin Laden in 2004, which has proven to not only be true, but downright prescient:
"All that we have to do is to send two mujahedin to the furthest point East to raise a piece of cloth on which is written al-Qaeda, in order to make the generals race there to cause America to suffer human, economic, and political losses without their achieving for it anything of note other than some benefits for their private companies.Osama thought it was funny that his interests and Bush's converged so closely:
"This is in addition to our having experience in using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as we, alongside the mujahedin, bled Russia for ten years, until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat... So we are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy."
"That being said, those who say that al-Qaeda has won against the administration in the White House or that the administration has lost in this war have not been precise, because when one scrutinizes the results, one cannot say that al-Qaeda is the sole factor in achieving those spectacular gains.The analysis of this speech continued:
"Rather, the policy of the White House that demands the opening of war fronts to keep busy their various corporations – whether they be working in the field of arms or oil or reconstruction – has helped al-Qaeda to achieve these enormous results.
"And so it has appeared to some analysts and diplomats that the White House and us are playing as one team toward the economic goals of the United States, even if the intentions differ."
Although Osama bin Laden's (quite successful) tactics certainly represent the fringe, it would be a mistake to think that his opinion of American policy does as well. His view of U.S. aims is shared broadly in the Middle East. The more violently the U.S. government behaves, the more people are going to join up with the suicide bombers. The benefits of our policy to jihad recruiters everywhere and the American warfare state are nearly endless. The new terrorists we've created help to justify the reach of the national security state into the pockets and lives of the American public. They also create pressure to allow the "former" radical intellectuals to have their creatively destructive world revolution, Bush his legacy, the Army their permanent bases, Ariel Sharon his undisputed role as regional hegemon, the oil companies their continued delay in bringing Iraq's oil to market, and militaristic conservatives their feeling of toughness that comes with bombing faraway lands.This speech and the following interpretation remain every bit as valid today as when it, and the subsequent comments, were made in 2004, and apparently will remain so forever, as we have not learned the lessons of the past and are therefore doomed to repeat them over and over and over again.
This posting was prompted by my response in a comment below titled, "Just how stupid do you have to be to blame people, criticize people…."
I thought it important to remind ourselves why and how bin Laden has won and continues to win the "war on terra," so people understand why the supposedly "richest" country on earth is sinking ever deeper into the mire of the swamp into which al Oaede leads us for a couple of thousand dollars and how America has been almost bankrupted by bin Laden's cheap, cheap, cheap. but superior planning and has literally transformed the panicked America, from the "home of the brave," into America, "afraid of its own shadow."
'Specially if that shadow has a turban on it.
NOTE: I used to tell all the terrified congress critters and others, and it is still as valid today, that if you are so terrified of bin Laden and his rag-tag band of bandits, while you are hiding under your beds, quivering in fear, the collecting, sorting by size and color, and the naming of dust bunnies can be an absolutely fascinating hobby to pursue. (Look for the the light gray ones; I understand they respond to blowing puffs of air on them better than the heavier, denser, dark ones. Just a tip, I have no personal experience.)