Osama Bin :Laden, Did He Win?
I didn't get up this morning, intending to write a 9/11 piece. But being a news junkie, I couldn't help but look at the headlines. And the first that caught my eye was a propaganda piece from Time Magazine, 'Eight Years After 9/11: Why Osama bin Laden is a Failure'.
Evidently, Time Magazine is completing their move to being an outlet for stories in fantasy and fiction. While most of the world has believed that Osama Bin Laden died in December 2001, Time Magazine still thinks he's alive and well, or dead... or something.
Bin Laden's voice was detected regularly until [14 December 2001] by intelligence operatives monitoring radio transmissions in Tora Bora, according to the Pentagon [details]. Since then, nothing has been heard from the al-Qa'eda leader and President Bush has hinted in private that bin Laden's silence could mean he has been killed. [Telegraph, 12/28/2001]
Osama Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive?
The last time the world heard from Osama bin Laden, there was reason to believe his end was near. In a videotape released in December, bin Laden looked sallow; his speech was slow, and his left arm immobile.
But that doesn't stop Time Magazine from rewriting the facts to push a political agenda.
In today's article, they write, "He may have eluded justice and the long reach of the world's most powerful military force; his followers may (and probably will) strike again at some point in the future, near or distant; but history's verdict on Osama bin Laden has been in for some time, now: Al-Qaeda failed."
"The purpose of the 9/11 attacks was not simply to kill Americans; they formed part of Bin Laden's strategy to launch a global Islamist revolution aimed at ending U.S. influence in Muslim countries, overthrowing regimes there allied with Washington, and putting al-Qaeda at the head of a global Islamist insurgency whose objective was to restore the rule of the Islamic Caliphate that had once ruled territory stretching from Moorish Spain through much of Asia."
Now if I took the goals of a well known person or organization and rewrote them to make a point, I'd likely be called on it. Say for instance, I wrote that the American Cancer Society's purpose is to rescue lost puppies and give them to school children. You'd catch me in the lie and call me on it.
Now Osama Bin Laden had been very clear up to the year 2001, that his goal was to end US support for Israel and to expose the US Policies in the Middle East. He argued that we are a brutal nation that commits atrocities in the Middle East in order to control it's oil.
The following article covers some of this. You can google for more. It's all documented.
Terrorism...or Merely “Blowback”?
Once Bush decided he would invade Iraq and Afghanistan for the oil industry, he changed the narrative and rewrote the published words of Osama Bin Laden. An American public that was eager to kill Afghans and and Iraqis in revenge for being attacked by Saudis and Egyptians, eagerly ate up the lies and trusted that Bush was an honest man, who enjoys war from afar, and sending soldiers off to the kill and die to get the man that tried to kill his daddy.
Now I'll concede that we are still supporting Israel and the expansion of their Palestinian Concentration Camp. We're not going to stop that. One day the Palestinians will all be dead and Israel will own their land. So on that note, Osama was fighting a losing battle.
But as to exposing the US as an evil empire that will commit any atrocity for oil, he succeeded. After conquering and subjugating Iraq and Afghanistan, the USA is now a world leader in torture and human rights violations. the whole world knows it, though we Americans like to pretend that raping children in front of their parents is a legitimate means fo getting information from POWs. To get back at Saudi Arabia for financing the the 9/11 attacks, we've killed millions of people in Afghanistan and Iraq. And we did it for the oil illegal drug industry. the oil companies got their pipelines, Halliburton got Iraqi Oil, and the heroin trade that the Taliban was trying to eliminate, is booming.
So that's our legacy for 9/11. To honor the 2,993 who died on 9/11 we slaughtered millions of innocent people and tortured thousands more. Obama continues to have innocent people slaughtered to commemorate 9/11. We're so used to hearing about air strikes on civilians now, that we hardly even notice in the news. Our continued slaughter of innocent people, has gotten boring.
Ultimately, the sacrifices made on 9/11 were made to keep Halliburton out of bankruptcy, and to justify two illegal wars and occupations. I find it difficult to imagine a more horrible memorial to the people who died that day.