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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:25 PM
"Really? We're the problem? Not Islam? You are Islam's useful idiots." Traitor Bill, No, it is you people. Bin Laden was a pretty good psychologist in his own way. You see, he understood the mindset of the neocons and recognized them as a collection of cowards and ignoramuses with a good dose of arrogance thrown it to boot. In short, they are ideologues and stupid ones at that. He knew that he could bait them into agitating for the US to commit ground troops in Afghanistan. Iraq and everything else that has occurred (i.e., Libya, Syria, etc) went well beyond his expectations.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:25 PM
The garbage you have been posting on this thread shows you have learned from them well while at the same time demonstrating you haven't a clue of bin Laden's strategy despite him making it public.

How does it feel to be outsmarted by a towel head, Bill?
True Conservative! Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 11:14 PM
Sounds like you're the champion today for sticking your head in the sand ... or is it some other dark place you have it ... doesn't smell too good there, either?
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" is Newton's third law of physics.

Its counterpart in geopolitics is "blowback," when military action in one sphere produces an unintended and undesirable consequence in another.

September 11, 2001, was blowback.

George H.W. Bush had sent an army of half a million to hurl Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, a triumph. He proceeded to impose severe sanctions on the Iraqis and to build U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia.

"Infidel" soldiers on sacred Islamic soil and the suffering of the Iraqi people under American sanctions were two of the causes Osama bin...