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Al Qaeda is pro Bush (apparently)

Journalist and historian Dr. Gwynne Dyer scoffs at President Bush’s assertion that terrorists hate America because they hate freedom. Dyer argues the terrorist attacks on America were designed to motivate a naive administration to invade Middle Eastern nations. Little has been done to win hearts or minds in the region and it has entrenched anti-American sentiment and drawn more militants over to the Islamic extremists’ ranks.

According to Dyer “they want to take power in the Muslim countries (phase one of the project), and then unite the entire Muslim world in a final struggle to overthrow the power of the West (phase two). They are still stuck in phase one, with little to show for it despite thirty years of trying, so in the early 1990s Osama bin Laden and his colleagues switched from head-on assaults on the regimes in Muslim countries to direct attacks on Western targets. Yet their first-phase goal remains seizing power in the Muslim world, not some fantasy about ‘bringing the West to its knees.’ (Full article)

Written January 31st, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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Al Qaeda is pro Bush (apparently)

Journalist and historian Dr. Gwynne Dyer scoffs at President Bush’s assertion that terrorists hate America because they hate freedom. Dyer argues the terrorist attacks on America were designed to motivate a naive administration to invade Middle Eastern nations. Little has been done to win hearts or minds in the region and it has entrenched anti-American sentiment and drawn more militants over to the Islamic extremists’ ranks.

According to Dyer “they want to take power in the Muslim countries (phase one of the project), and then unite the entire Muslim world in a final struggle to overthrow the power of the West (phase two). They are still stuck in phase one, with little to show for it despite thirty years of trying, so in the early 1990s Osama bin Laden and his colleagues switched from head-on assaults on the regimes in Muslim countries to direct attacks on Western targets. Yet their first-phase goal remains seizing power in the Muslim world, not some fantasy about ‘bringing the West to its knees.’ (Full article)

Written January 31st, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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