Skip to comments.Officials Reveal Bin Laden Plan: Terror leader hoped to create Islamic empire
Posted on 05/18/2002 5:41:09 AM PDT by TomGuyEdited on 09/03/2002 4:50:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The assassination of an Afghan rebel leader 48 hours before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was part of a strategic plan by Osama bin Laden to expand his influence into Central Asia, according to American and Afghan government sources.
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Also....they were familiar with attacking the interests and the citizens of the US while the Democrats were in the WhiteHouse. (feeling their pain!)
In the dark ages this tactic may have worked but in today's day and age it's a sure miss. If our people fight with the ferocity of a zealot when attacking big tobacco, fatty foods, cell phones and other nonsensical items. Bin Laden just focused that energy toward completing a central goal, killing him. Not a very good plan.
Castro evidently fell for it too, as he made his infamous 'America is weak, together Iran and Cuba can bring America to its knees' kind of line back in March 2001. He too would have a belief that America was ripe for a fall since Castro was practically a member of the Clinton administration. He knew how stupid (or bought) they were on foreign policy from personal experience.
Since in so many countries the NYTimes is considered the premier choice for news about America and for studying America, it is little wonder that these two-bit tyrants have such a shallow grasp of what this country is about. The howls and screams and incendiary remarks made down here in South Florida and from every major US press outlet during and after the Gore War war sure didn't make this country look powerful or impervious to attack. It was an invitation to attack broadcast worldwide.
We all knew that by the end of the Clinton administration military morale was at an all time low, and readiness was way down. You can bet our enemies noticed this too, and noticed the drop in training. I was suprised that we, or Taiwan didn't get attacked by someone immediately after the election, or before inaugeration day, when we would be in the worst possible shape, and I think I wasn't alone in voicing this concern on FR. When it didn't happen right then I was much relieved, but knew we wouldn't be out of the woods until some serious reform took place, and that takes time when things have been left undone for so long.
They were right in that we were not as strong or unified as we have been in the past, wrong in their timing and target selection. If they had more carefully picked their targets and style of attack they could have touched off some serious internal chaos, but then they would have had to understand the country to grasp what to do, and they would have had to be much more subtle and patient. The left wing knows how to destroy America. They have done it socially and through legal conniving for many years, steadily eroding the most essential foundation stones of this country.
"They could never imagine the response that took place after Sept. 11."
They could not imagine George W. Bush!
The American spirit--the American genius--is alive and well in the American Heartland--Bush Country--and the United States is sill in its ascendancy!"
AMERICAS ENEMIES BE FOREWARNED!
Anyone have a link?
What a fool. If Osama wants to worship the devil, it's his choice to make. But he's a fool if he thinks his "phoney-god" is any match for God.
One can't help wondering if Osama is still in denial about this.
These people are Satan-worshippers. Their murderous, blood-thirsty "god" is the devil. And that is an illusion--a symbol of the evil that rots their hearts.
Who is the Freeper who said
"Evil is the ultimate stupidity."?
Bil Laden and his henchmen are profoundly stupid, and the phoney "god" they serve is the ultimate stupidity.
In many parts of the world, if you behave like "Mr. Nice Guy" all the time and give all kinds of stuff away for free, they take you for "Mr. Stupid Guy" and figure they can take advantage of you all they want because you are too dumb and weak to know the difference.
That's the position the left (perfect examples: Carter and Clinton) has gotten us into in the third world, and it's not so easy for Bush to get us out very fast. He's trying all the time to move the U.S. back to a position of strength and sanity, and the left just keeps on attempting to trip him up in every way they can. They will do anything to tear this country to pieces which is something I don't understand, but it's true. Sometimes I think it's just pure mindless, leftist nihilism, the urge to demolish anything good.
But what bin Laden wanted--and al Qaeda still wants--is a pan-Islamic state-just listen to Zacarias Moussaoui's ramblings in court. That's why the threat from al Qaeda will continue until they're wiped out.
The question is what does OBL think now? My guess is that expansion to the north is on hold. Islamic revolution in Pakistan holds more promise. Attacks on foreigners (Pearl, French), fundamentalistic terror attacks on India to tie up Paki troops in the east and forment a war with the infidels in India, plus the fact that OBL draws considerable domestic support from religious extremists, ISI and the fact that the U.S. is generally respecting Pakistan's borders makes the international isolation of Pakistan and its overthrow from within his most promising strategy.
Also its got nukes.
Watch for an assassination attempt on the President of Pakistan as the next move.
I used to think the only thing you couldn't call Bin Laden was stupid. But now I'll have to rethink that. Is it really an intelligent move to attack the west, when one wants control of Centarl Asian regions?
I don't think so.
Even the left wing has made a serious mistake. They made their move too soon and they've been exposed. They mistook our easy attitude for weakness when in reality it's one of our strengths. We have such faith in our system that nobody doubted it could withstand these fools. That was wrong, but it's about to be fixed....BIG TIME.
There's a saying about Irish Wolfhounds that I think applies to the American people. "Gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked"
It seems that some of those same talibans ARE STILL IN BOSNIA....an Israeli minister told the Croatians that, in the opinion of the Israeli govt., BOSNIA IS NOTHING BUT A TALIBAN CELL IN EUROPE.
You can make that a ditto for Kosovo and the KLA.....islamic terror network formed right in the Balkans.....LOOK OUT EUROPE, those jihadists are right under your noses!!!!!
"To mistake gentleness for weakness is to underestimate the severity of a Russian winter."There is still the possibility of a Carthagenic Peace.Leon Uris
"Don't Tread on Me."
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