posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 02:50 PM
A terrorist organization needs money and management to survive. Osama bin Laden supplied the $$$, and his right hand man (forgot his name) supplied
Over the last couple of decades, several terrorist organizations have experienced money troubles as many countries have gotten wise to their fund
raising methods and blocked them. Some of these organizations, as they ran out of money, came to Osama bin Laden looking for help. Bin Laden basically
tells them, "OK, you can have some of my money, but you play by MY rules." He doesn't care if they're called "al Queada" or use their own name;
the point is, he's funding them now, and they do his bidding if they want to keep the money coming in.
I'd also like to comment that these are NOT stupid people. Sure, there are many illiterates with explosives on his payroll, but he's also got
scientists, financiers, and corrupt politicians (like in Afghanistan and Pakistan) on his payroll too. Sept. 11, 2001, shows that they are entirely
capable of the kind of attacks that we once thought were ridiculous. We should have crushed al Queada over 20 years ago when it was in its infancy;
but we either ignored them or dealt with them passively, which made the terrorist attacks worse and worse (the 1993 WTC bombing, the 1998
Kenya/Tanzania embassy bombings, the 2000 USS Cole attack, up to the penultimate, Sept. 11, 2001) until it finally got so bad that our politicians HAD
to do something about it. If we don't crush them now, the next attack will be even worse -- especially if they get their hands on WMDs in Iraq, Iran,
Pakistan, or from corrupt Russians...
P.S. -- To lighten the mood a little, am I the only person that sees the analogy of Cobra Commander to Osama bin Laden?
Both wanted to rule the
world by destroying it, both ran large international terrorist organizations (al Queada and Cobra) and the fight against them took place all over the
planet. Where's G.I. Joe when you need them?