Monday, July 7, 2008

Does Osama bin Laden Still Matter

Time magazine asks this question in a recent issue...well I don't think so - I don't think he ever mattered. He was nothing more than a small time smuggler (of opium etc) who had some wealth that he was willing to spend on causes he thought would make him the next Imam of Islam. He has visions of grandeur - nothing else. He got lucky once (9/11) and was never been able to repeat anything like that ever. I don't think he will ever, either.

His vision of pan-Arabia Islam with him as the Caliph did not materialize. The Muslim world did not stand up together when America invaded Iraq - quite simply most of Muslim world are engaged in their own battle - to stay in power...

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