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To Tony Blair's Dog--Osama's Reasons

This is a follow-up on an earlier discussion ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/07/293170.shtml)in which TBD asked for specifics on Osama bin Ladn's writings listing grievances against the U.S.
To: Tony Blair's Dog / Spot the Spin

"JP says... "Don't know why!? Hell Osama bin Ladn has put his reasons in writing." Really? What writing is that?"

Fair question. I'm thinking specifically of a list of ten grievances written by Osama that I heard read on NPR a short time after 9.11.01. I have not been able to find it, but there are several other sources on bin Ladn's writings and interviews in which he is very explicit about his reasons for waging jihad on the U.S., Britain, and Saudi. My point is that for the 9/11 Commission to say we don't know what motivates alQuaeda is ludicrous.

 http://www.meij.or.jp/new/Osama%20bin%20Laden/jihad1.htm
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/binladen/who/
 http://www.ict.org.il/
clarification on third link 26.Jul.2004 09:57

JP

For the thirdlink, I was intending specifically this article:

go to Articles/Articles by Topic/Terrorist Organizations/"Bin Ladin is out to get America!"

Ohh? 26.Jul.2004 15:15

Tony Blair's dog

And did we suddenly forget that Osama has always denied
any involvement in the 9/11 "terrorist attack"?

But maybe that should not be mentioned...


What is ICT?

"ICT is a research institute and think tank dedicated to developing innovative public policy solutions to international terrorism. The Policy Institute applies an integrated, solutions-oriented approach built on a foundation of real world and practical experience.

The Institute sets its sights on the big picture: to win the war against terrorism and not merely the individual battles. Although ICT provides situational recommendations to the private sector, this is a peripheral activity. The Institute aims to affect policy at the highest levels, in joint cooperation with the world community."

Hehehe...

missing the point 26.Jul.2004 15:59

JP

I never said Osama bin Ladn was responsible for the events of 9.11.01.

I am not vouching for the qualifications of any of the sources I cited quoting bin Ladn.

My point was that for the government to say "we don't know why alQuaeda or other terrorist organizations do what they do to us" or "they hate freedom and the American way of life" is silly when there are all these reasons stated publicly.

The problem... 27.Jul.2004 00:11

Tony Blair's dog

is the linking of Osama to "al-Qaeda".

"al-Qaeda" has from the start been nothing but a "joint venture"
of the CIA and Mossad so they can start wars wherever they want
to steal natural resources or overturn a government, and then
blame muslims and/or Arabs for the crimes.