Why bin Laden's Ghost Is Smiling

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    May 04, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    An excerpt from independent-minded author Eric Margolis.


    Bin Laden is dead, but bin-Ladenism lives on. Osama’s primary goal was to end Western domination of the Muslim world, and exploitation of its resources, which he claimed were being plundered. The Western-backed dictators, generals and kings that ruled the Muslim world as overseers for foreign interests had to be overthrown proclaimed bin Laden.

    The Muslim world rejected bin Laden’s bloody-mindedness and his utopian calls for a reborn Islamic caliphate, but many of its people, particularly so younger ones, embraced his calls for revolutions to liberate the region from brutal dictatorships that licked the West’s boots, spread corruption, and betrayed the cause of Palestine. Husni Mubarak’s Egypt amply fit this description.

    Osama bin Laden lived long enough to see the revolutions that he had helped ignite among young people burst into towering flames. In this sense, bin Ladenism will prosper and spread, enhanced by the image of Osama the martyr.

    The Saudi revolutionary leaves another legacy. He repeatedly stated that the only way to drive the US from the Muslim world and defeat its satraps was by drawing the United States into a series of small but expensive wars that would ultimately bankrupt it. The United States under President George W. Bush and then Barack Obama rushed right into bin Laden’s carefully laid trap.

    Today, the nearly bankrupt United States is spending hundreds of billions annually waging small wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and the Sahara. Grotesquely overblown military spending and debt addiction are crippling United States. That is why the ghost of bin Laden may be smiling.
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    May 04, 2011 11:52 PM GMT
    I'm sure he is smiling. He got away with it all. Never spent one night in jail, never went to trial, lived to be an old man too.

    But in a way I understand Muslims upset with America forcing the western ideal on them, because down here in Oz we have Muslims wanting to turn Oz into a Muslim county. American religions wanting to enforce their law on us, and invade us by forcing their will on us by interfering in our politics, to in force Gods law, and we are not even a religious country like America.

    If Mormons want to interfere in American politics if One thing, because they belong to America; it'd their birth place.

    But it gives them no such right to do it down here in Oz.

    Yes Osama is smiling.
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    May 05, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    I'm incline to think he is burning in hell, not so much smiling about now.

    Just my 2 dinars. ;)