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Bin Laden’s Last Will and Testament—and Other Oddities
President Obama, argues bin Laden, is not at all different from President George W. Bush. The change in policy “is tactical and not strategic”; American soldiers remain in Afghanistan, America is still at war with Muslims around the world, and it is still wholeheartedly supporting “the oppressive Israelis.”
The U.S. Government doesn’t care about the wishes and desires of the American public, but rather the interests of lobbyists on K-Street. “The course of the policies of the present administration in several areas clearly reveals that whoever enters the White House. . . is no more than a train operator. His only task is to keep the train on the tracks that are laid down by the lobbyists in New York and Washington . . . .”
Muammar el-Qaddafi Is a Nut Case
When even Osama bin Laden believes you have issues, there is a good chance that you need to start talking to a therapist. Alas, we won’t know if Muammar el-Qaddafi would take that advice, because he’s six-feet under. Yet one would suspect that the millions of Libyans that had to live under Qaddafi’s tutelage for over four decades would agree with the sentiment.
“Praise God, who showed us his [Qaddafi] humiliation, beggary, and supplication, and made him an example for the people, which example is not finished, while we are witnessing it. Praise God, who made al-Qa’ida a great vexation upon him, squatting on his chest, enraging and embittering him, and who made al-Qa’ida a torment and exemplary punishment upon him—this truly vile hallucinating individual who troubles us in front of the world! I apologize to all Arabs and Muslims for all that has emanated from this lunatic tyranny of the damned. I apologize to the free human rights activists and others—from the media. . . . And I apologize to the people of reason and literature and honor, for how this rotten individual disgraced them, Libya, and its people.”
The more we learn about Osama Bin-Laden, then, the more we discover just how terrified he was of U.S. special forces finding his location and taking him out. Ironically, that’s exactly what happened.
Daniel R. DePetris is an analyst at Wikistrat, Inc., a geostrategic consulting firm and a freelance researcher. He has also written for CNN.com, Small Wars Journal and the Diplomat.
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Hamid Mir.