25 July 2005

Bush and Blair Did Not Invent al-Qaeda.

From the Times of London:

Afroze admitted that he and seven al-Qaeda operatives planned to hijack aircraft (on September 11th, 2001) at Heathrow and fly them into the two London landmarks. The suicide squad included men from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Afroze said.
Ed Morrisy has an excellent review of recent history intended for those folks that tend to give terrorists way too much intellectual credit by believing that they understand the first thing about causal politics and the motivations of nations. Here's the punch line, but read it all:

The targeting of India shows quite clearly (as does its attempt to strike Australia) that the analysis of American causality as the origin of the 9/11 attacks and the London bombings clearly do not make sense. If anything, India's targeting shows that AQ doesn't just dream of an Arabian peninsula under its tyrannical control, but an Asian and African continent ruled by a new Caliphate. That has nothing to do with American interest in the Middle East, but rather an old dream of world conquest that has haunted the consciousnesses of lunatics for centuries.
It's not about Western foreign policy as much as forcing the whole world to follow their orders. Our old pal Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed said it just last week:
Bakri said he would like Britain to become an Islamic state but feared he would be deported before his dream was realized. "I would like to see the Islamic flag fly, not only over number 10 Downing Street, but over the whole world," he said.

Bakri, a 46-year-old father of six, was born in Syria and lived in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. When the Saudi government expelled him in 1985 he came to London . . . He split from the group in 1996 and set up al Muhajiroun, which won notoriety in 2001 for celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon which killed nearly 3,000 people.
Somehow, the Islamic freaks are never contnet to live in the Islamic paradises of Syria and Saudi Arabia. Huh, must be something to do with the freedom and liberties offered in such tyrannys as England and the United States.

Naturally, the US mainstream media is nowhere to be found on this story.

1 comment:

flamer said...

If one can accept a real terrorist organization willing to kill people for their political aims, is a fake terror organization willing to kill people for their political aims any less possible. Once you accept that there can be one group of people willing to commit acts of terror you must accept that there can be a second group equally willing to commit acts of terror to blame on the first group.
Consider this: Do the acts of terror accomplish anything for the group that is blamed for the terror? Does terror achieve their ends, obtain the results they want? Or isn't it more intriguing that the acts of terror are actually achieving the objectives of those who claim to be the victims of the terror.