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Re: Great article about afghanistan/taliban/bin laden [OT]
From: Hank Nussbacher <hank () att net il>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 10:58:00 +0200


At 19:04 14/09/01 -0400, David Charlap wrote:

>> That's why he did this.  Read his speeches and statements. It's
>> all right there.  He really believes Islam would beat the west. It
>> might seem ridiculous, but he figures if he can polarize the world
>> into Islam and the West, he's got a billion soldiers.  If the west
>> wreaks a holocaust in those lands, that's a billion people with
>> nothing left to lose, that's even better from Bin Laden's point of
>> view.  He's probably wrong, in the end the west would win, whatever
>> that would mean, but the war would last for years and millions
>> would die, not just theirs but ours. Who has the belly for that?
>> Bin Laden does. Anyone else?

The real problem is that this war is going to happen sooner or later,
whether we want it or not.

Sooner:
http://asia.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/africa/09/12/religion.nigeria.reut/
No Israelis/Jews/Americans in Nigeria at last count. Same been going on in Indonesia, Chechnya, Malyasia, Phillipines, etc. for the past 2-3 years.

-Hank


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