posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 12:47 AM
Dr. Paul is the one telling "convenient lies" by parroting bin Laden's excuses for attacking us on 9-11-01. Well, he completely ignores the start
of bin Laden's enmity of both the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Following the Soviet Union's withdrawal from Afghanistan in February 1989, bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in
August 1990 had put the Kingdom and its ruling House of Saud at risk. The world's most valuable oil fields were within easy striking distance of
Iraqi forces in Kuwait, and Saddam's call to pan-Arab/Islamism could potentially rally internal dissent.
In the face of a seemingly massive Iraqi military presence, Saudi Arabia's own forces were well armed but far outnumbered. Bin Laden offered the
services of his mujahideen to King Fahd to protect Saudi Arabia from the Iraqi army. The Saudi monarch refused bin Laden's offer, opting instead to
allow U.S. and allied forces to deploy troops into Saudi territory.
The deployment angered Bin Laden, as he believed the presence of foreign troops in the "land of the two mosques" (Mecca and Medina) profaned sacred
soil. After speaking publicly against the Saudi government for harboring American troops, he was banished and forced to live in exile in Sudan.
From around 1992 to 1996, al-Qaeda and bin Laden based themselves in Sudan at the invitation of Islamist theoretician Hassan al Turabi. The move
followed an Islamist coup d'état in Sudan, led by Colonel Omar al-Bashir, who professed a commitment to reordering Muslim political values. During
this time, bin Laden assisted the Sudanese government, bought or set up various business enterprises, and established camps where insurgents
A key turning point for bin Laden, further pitting him against the Sauds, occurred in 1993 when Saudi Arabia gave support for the Oslo Accords, which
set a path for peace between Israel and Palestinians.
Osama bin Laden was rejected by Saudi Arabia, and felt the United States was responsible.
Dr. Pauls claim that, US bases and hostile American actions were the reason for Al Qaeda attacks is utter nonsense. Bin Laden was already willing to
fight the Iraqis, and US bases, in a country that he was banished from, were none of his concern.
reply to post by deadmessiah
the Taliban offered to give us Bin Laden if we could show them proof that he was at fault.
That was regarding involvement in plots targeting U.S. facilities during the 1990s, not the attacks of 9-11-01. That was one of Mr. Clinton's errors.
This time frame also seems to invalidate Dr. Paul's excuses for bin Laden.
I feel Dr. Paul sounded like a fool in that video. His comment about us still building WWII aircraft reinforced that observation.
I know many of you won't like my source. I don't care! If you can debunk it, by all means do so. Please provide sources... not complaints!