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The Mind of Osama

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The Mind of
Osama bin Laden
By James Donahue

Who would have thought that a once obscure "freedom fighter" living in a cave in remote Afghanistan could organize a single attack that threatens to bring down the greatest nation in the world?

If we can pause for a moment to wipe away the media implanted images of horror following the September 11 attacks, think of the following:

The attacks were so beautifully orchestrated, and the concept of using four commercial airliners laden with aircraft fuel as controlled flying bombs was so unexpectedly brilliant that military strategists must admire the mind of the person who directed them. It was an ultimate act of contemporary gorilla warfare.

Some Internet conspiracy theorists say they doubt if anyone could have pulled off such an attack without the cooperation of the CIA, the FBI, and the U. S. Military. Because the probability of getting four suicide pilots coordinated to take over airliners and successfully fly them into buildings in the same general area and at the same general time is so remote, some have suggested that the planes were remote controlled so they took the deadly courses they flew.

That Osama bin Laden escaped the intense military bombardment and dragnet set up around the al-Qaeda network, and that President Bush no longer seems to make the capture of bin Laden among his top priorities, suggests to me that there may, indeed, have been some collusion. There is a story that bin Laden once worked as a CIA operative under George Bush the senior and I have long suspected that he may still be on the CIA payroll.

While I cannot write off possible internal involvement in the 9-11 attacks, I am convinced that bin Laden and the al-Qaeda were involved with the plot. My son, Aaron C. Donahue, a skilled remote viewer, posted the exact site where the plan was drafted on his web page within days after the attack, and long before government agents publicly targeted the Afghanistan Taliban.

Aaron and his mentor, Maj. Edward Dames, and other remote viewers on Dames' team, determined that the plot to attack America was hatched in bunkers, located under Ahmad Shah Durrani's Tomb, in Kandahar, Afganistan. They posted this information, complete with a map. Major Dames also filed this information with Pentagon officials through his organization, the Matrix Intelligence Agency. This was vital information that might have been used to send a trained commando unit to quietly take out this bunker. With luck such an attack might even have captured bin Laden and his team. Quick action in those first few days after 9-11 might have achieved our objective and avoided the need to kill thousands of innocent Afghanistan citizens by the massive bombing campaign chosen by President Bush.

That the military was looking at both Ed and Aaron's web sites was quite obvious. The town of Kandahar was extensively bombed throughout the campaign. It was among the first targets. By the time the bombs were falling, however, all of the key players in this drama were moved out. There were only innocent civilians left to be killed.

CNN recently broadcast Osama bin Laden's last-known television interview, conducted by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network in late October. In the interview, bin Laden made an interesting prediction:

"I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed," bin Laden said. "The U.S. government will lead the American people in, and the West in general, into an unbearable hell and a choking life."

Bin Laden also defended the Taliban for shooting back when we attacked them. "If inciting people to do that is terrorism, and if killing those who kill our sons is terrorism, then let history be witness that we are terrorists," he said.

Bin Laden has been careful in all of his interviews to avoid saying anything that links him directly to the 9-11 attacks. To date, the Bush Administration claims to have proof bin Laden did this deed, but this so-called proof has never been made public. All we have seen are captured "home video" tapes that show fake bin Ladens gloating over the attack. 

Suppose that our president might just be telling us the truth on this one. Assuming that bin Laden is the mastermind behind the September attacks on America, I must return to my original admiration for the way in which they were carried out. Even the selection of the World Trade Center as the primary target was strategically perfect.

In one quick act, this obscure billionaire, who gave up all materialism to live in a cave, struck at the heart of Capitalism. The strike on the Trade Center was such a dramatic blow against world commerce the corporate giants of the world are beginning to crumble. We saw Enron fall. K-Mart went into bankruptcy. Japan's economy is in crisis. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Factories are either shutting down or dramatically trimming back on production.

The stock market has been wavering. It plunged dramatically after the attacks and now teeters on the brink of collapse.

The Bush Administration, of course, over-reacted. Our military spent billions in a bombing campaign that achieved very little. In his State of the Union message, Mr. Bush asked for an expanded military budget and made it clear that we will probably be attacking other countries "that harbor terrorists." In the meantime, the Bush agenda has eaten up a reported multi-trillion-dollar budget surplus. According to a recent report by U. S. News and World Report, Congress may soon be dipping into America's coveted Social Security money to continue this insanity.

An intricate part of the craziness going on in Washington: Attorney General John Ashcroft successfully goated our legislators to tromp on our freedoms with laws that disregard the Bill of Rights and the U. S. Constitution. I suspect that every American will soon be forced to carry personal identification papers and show them at check points as they move from place to place. We will have our telephone calls, our e-mail and our fax messages intercepted by agents looking for dangerous citizens with subversive ideas. Any careless word might get us arrested.

Amazing isn't it?

In that one brilliant act of terrorism, Osama bin Laden (if he is the guilty party) not only brought down big business, he destroyed our nation's cash reserve and snatched our freedom. And he did all of this because we allowed it. Our leaders are constantly warning the public of another terrorist attack; but why should there be one? That one single attack accomplished everything the al-Qaeda (and George W. Bush) ever hoped to achieve.

In the meantime, bin Laden appears to be laughing at our buffoonery.

In the CNN interview, he said he thought it humorous when the Bush administration asked American media not to broadcast his taped interviews because they might contain
"hidden messages" to his followers in the United States.

"They made hilarious claims," bin Laden said. "They said that Osama's messages have codes in them to the terrorists. It's as if we were living in the time of mail by carrier pigeon, when there are no phones, no travelers, no Internet, no regular mail, no express mail and no electronic mail.

"I mean, these are very humorous things. They discount people's intellect."


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