1. OBL has sanctioned the murder of innocent civilians as THE means for political dialogue. There's no need for any civilized government to negotiate with people who use terrorism. Nothing they say can justify the targeting and killing of innocent civilians. NOTHING!
2. OBL is not a Palestinian, but purports to speak for them. He is a pan-Arab opportunist, no different from Saddam in that regard. He uses Islam and his hatred of Israel to prey on the weak minds of the impoverished and uneducated Palestinians, who are much more succeptible to political manipulation than...say...the USA's coalition partners.
Has OBL used his tremendous wealth to help build Western style schools in the West bank or Gaza? Has he used his tremendous (unearned) wealth to advance the cause of the Palestinians in any constructive way?
The destruction of Israel is the cornerstone of OBL's political philosophy. It's that simple.
This message has been edited by lehtinen-26 from IP address 126.96.36.199 on Apr 19, 2004 10:36 AM