On the eleventh anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s attack on America, it’s worthwhile to examine just what he hoped to accomplish. He spelled out his goals in three documents: a 1996 fatwa titled, “Declaration of War Against The Americans Occupying The Land of the Two Holy Places”; a 2002 “Letter to America”; and a 2004 video.
In these manifestos, he declared his willingness to die, of course. His goals included:
Demoralizing US troops;
Weakening and destruction of Israel;
Unification of Muslims throughout the Middle East via “democratic” establishment of Shariah law in “governments of our countries which act as your agents”;
Destroying the US economy, especially the banking system, with special attention to the creation of massive deficits – a “bleed until bankruptcy plan”;
Destruction of American industrial capacity in the name of global warming;
Destruction of the rich, “who hold sway in their political parties, and fund their election campaigns with their gifts”;
“Pack your luggage and get out of our lands.”
Eleven years later, Bin Laden seems to have kept most of his campaign promises. Are Americans “terrorized”? It would be hard to argue otherwise when we’re still dragging little old ladies out of line at the airport to be genitally examined. Forget hope and change – we’re now a nation of grope and shame.
Are US troops demoralized? Of course they are, when the Obama administration seeks to cut military funding dramatically, place more restrictive rules of engagement on them, and use them as a vehicle for social change.
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