Not surprising to hear the Saudis giving voice to the Democratic party's tactic of distraction and deception;
Find bin Laden,' Saudi envoy says
WASHINGTON - The United States should intensify its hunt for Osama bin Laden because the al-Qaida leader is inspiring and directing terrorist attacks more than four years after the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001, according to Saudi Arabia's new ambassador to the United States
Of course I want to see Bin Laden hung by his balls but this war is so much bigger than Bin Laden,that it is largely a symbolic kill. And that is what we should be talking about, this world war, and talking of it -constantly. Bin Laden and his hatchet men are merely the tip of the latest manifestation of Islam's war against the West.
The enemy is not one guy, or a handful of nuts. The enemy is the millions cheering after 9/11. Orianna Fallaci said in The Rage and The Pride (written right after 9/11);
From Afghanistan to Sudan, from Palestine to Pakistan, from Malaysia to Iran, from Egypt to Iraq [before we removed the butcher Hussein], from Algeria to Senegal, from Syria to Kenya, from Libya to Chad, from Lebanon to Morocco, from Indonesia to Yemen, from Saudi Arabia to Somalia, the hate for the West swells like a fire fed by the wind. And the followers of Islamic Fundamentalism multiply like protozoa of a cell which splits to become two cells then four then eight the sixteen then thirty two to infinity.
You who are not aware only have to
look at the images that TV brings us every day. The multitudes that impregnate the streets of Islamabad, the squares of Nairobi, the mosques of Tehran. The ferocious faces, the threatening fists. The fires that burn the American flag and the photos of Bush.
[...] Their yells Allah-akbar, Allah-akbar. Jihad-Jihad. .Extreme fringes?!? Fanatical minorities?!? They are millions and millions, the extremists.They are millions and millions, the fanatics. The millions and millions for whom, dead or alive, Osama Bin Laden is a legend similar to the legend of Khomeini. The millions and millions who after Khomeini's death have chosen Bin Laden as their new leader, their new hero.
TV reporter interviewing old man in Nairobi;
Reporter: "Who is, for you, Osama Bin Laden?"
""A hero, our hero."
Reporter:"And what happens if he dies?"
"We find another one," the old man answered, still joyfully. In other words, the one who guides them is only the tip of the iceberg.
Thus, the real protagonist of this war is not Bin Laden. This is a war which is designed to destroy our civilization. Our way of life. The way we live, laugh, love, dress, read.
Saudi Arabia weighing in on capturing Osama, one of their own Wahhabists is laughable. Saudi Arabia where anyone with a Bible in hand or a cross around his neck was (and is) treated like a scum to be put to death.
"Mister Bin Laden, Sir, how much money does Al Qaeda receive from your Saudi compatriots and from members of the Royal Family" - Fallaci
How dare that decrepit "medieval feud which enslaves us with its fucking oil"? More Saudi oppression here.
And the Democrats calling for Bin Laden's capture as though that puts an end to the latest violent battle in the centuries long war is idiotic. And they are taking the American people for morons.
The Democrats are wrong. Dead wrong.
Arabs Favor Nuclear Iran - Jonathan Wright
Some Arabs, mainly outside the Gulf, are positively enthusiastic about Iran's nuclear program, even if it acquires nuclear weapons. The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's largest opposition group, said this week it saw no harm in Iran developing nuclear arms. Analysts said they detected a surprising level of sympathy and support for Iran in the region. "Some think the Iranians are on the way to acquiring it (nuclear weapons capability) and are quite excited," said Hesham Kassem, editor of the independent Cairo newspaper Al Masry Al Youm. Mohamed el-Sayed Said, deputy director of the Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, a Cairo think tank, said: "People are very, very warm about it (Iran's nuclear program)." (Reuters)
Like I said, it's waaaaaaaaaaaaay bigger than Bin Laden.