Osama, the leftist?

Did any of you read his speech's transcript? I thought I was the only one who saw parallels, but apparently not:

And Iraq and Afghanistan and their tragedies; and the
reeling of many of you under the burden of interest-related debts,
insane taxes and real estate mortgages; global warming and its woes;
and the abject poverty and tragic hunger in Africa; all of this is but
one side of the grim face of this global system.

Dennis Kucinich? Naomi "No Logo" Klein? Daniel "Dany the Red"
Cohn-Bendit? If you guessed "none of the above," you are either an
astute observer of the anti-globalization movement, or you have already
read a transcript of
Osama Bin Laden's latest video production. If so, you will also know
that Bin Laden, after denouncing the "capitalist system," which "seeks
to turn the entire world into a fiefdom of the major corporations,"
calls for Americans to convert to Islam because, among other things,
taxes are lower in Islamic states. It's a genuinely bizarre, almost
ridiculous document—and before it is forgotten in the coming debate on
Gen. David Petraeus' Iraq report, it's worth spending a few minutes, on
the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, trying to understand what it might
mean.

[...] 

Real or fake, the message might still hint at the direction in which
al-Qaida propaganda, or at least al-Qaida propaganda designed for the
Western market, is now heading. In a recent Slate piece, Reza Aslan eloquently described how the organization's list of alleged "grievances"—which
now include global warming, corporate capitalism, and African poverty,
as well as the American bases in Saudi Arabia—weave "local and global
resentments into a single anti-American narrative, the overarching aim
of which is to form a collective identity across borders and
nationalities."

Using the left's argument's and grievances to court and win sympathy and support. Not the newest trick for islamists, but a very effective one historically, starting with the Iranian revolution and passing by the support of Kefaya to the Muslim Brotherhood and ending with the current direction of the collaboration of the left and the islamists to counter the great american empire. The sad thing is, the islamists always screw over the leftists eventually, and the leftists never learn.

Nevermind! 

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  1. Roman Kalik
    September 12, 2007 at 9:28 am

    The public alliance between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Chavez is also a fine example of this trend.

    At times, the Left are so focused on a revolutionaresque mumbo-jumbo that they don’t see too far into the future. One should never forget the concept of alliances of convenience…

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  2. TeacherLady
    September 12, 2007 at 11:04 am

    Some leftists are already chanting their mea culpas for merely existing as products of a capitalist society, so I don’t doubt they’d extend their over apologetic stance to that degree.

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  3. Andrew Brehm
    September 12, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Oddly enough, Osama’s version of “Islam” is one of the major causes of poverty in Africa, specifically in southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Perhaps Africa and the world need less “Islam” and more America?

    Looking at sub-Saharan African states I find that those influenced by English-speaking countries (Naminia, Botswana, South Africa) are doing better than those influenced by Islam (Nigeria, Somalia etc.).

    It is perhaps noteworthy that the little wealth the Muslim world has is from oil, aka from global warming.

    So what we have here is a man whose philosophy is the reason for African poverty and whose wealth is the cause of global warming stating that African poverty and global warming should be fought.

    I agree with him.

    We should fight him.

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  4. Olive Picker
    September 12, 2007 at 11:15 am

    You are posting again! Huzzah!

    So, there are still people who believe that the enemy of their enemy is their friend. I say an idiot is an idiot regardless of sex, race, creed and political beliefs.

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  5. Toady
    September 12, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    Didn’t Osama become wealthy via capitalism??

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  6. Adam B.
    September 12, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Hmm, that would be the first time I’d seen a ‘leftist’ promise LOWER taxes… It’s usually the other way around! :o)

    Andrew -> Exactly… LOL!!!

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  7. Candace
    September 13, 2007 at 3:56 am

    Welcome back!

    And, as usual, very well said.

    Reply
  8. Anthony
    December 13, 2007 at 1:40 am

    Right on Andrew.

    His arguments make no sense but then, that’s not half of the problem.
    The most telling part is the ability of people like these to influence the
    vulnerable and cause them to grow up, becoming crazy despots!

    Anthony

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