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Osama Bin Laden and the war in Iraq

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Submitted by Hind Samy (Egypt), Mar 27, 2006 at 19:08

""U.S. forces and policies are completing the radicalization of the Islamic world, something Osama bin Laden has been trying to do with substantial but incomplete success since the early 1990s," wrote a top counter-terrorist official at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), who calls himself "Anonymous", in a new book entitled 'Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror'.

"Anonymous", whose real name is Michael Scheuer, has argued -- like the top counter-terrorism official under Bill Clinton and during the first half of the Bush administration, Richard Clarke -- that the administration's decision to invade Iraq, purportedly to disarm a mortal threat and bring the blessings of Wilsonian democracy to oppressed Arabs and Kurds, has produced precisely the result that Rumsfeld was most concerned about.

"(T)here is nothing bin Laden could have hoped for more than the American invasion and occupation of Iraq," according to Anonymous. "All Muslims would see each day on television that the United States was occupying a Muslim country, insisting that man-made laws replace God's revealed word, stealing Iraq's oil, and paving the way for the creation of a 'Greater Israel'

Read the whole article for yourself:

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0911-01.htm


Interesting that a couple of months ago a Kuwaiti friend of mine who does some business with the US army told me that Jewish settlers were establishing settlements in Iraq (of course we're too busy reading about the fighting going on to hear about this), I didn't believe him at the time. But then we know that Jews think that all the land between the Euphrates and the Nile is theirs so why would we be surprised this is happening? Another Palestine situation in the region?
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