Subj: Fw: Readying the Crusade - Armies, Press, Public
Date: 10/2/01 3:48:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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MID-EAST REALITIES © - MER - www.MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 10/02:
    Anyone with an ear tuned to Washington's politicians, lobbyists, and
opinion molders can hear it quite loudly and clearly at this point.  After
taking down Osama bin Laden's al Queda network (said to be in some 50+
countries), after changing the government in Afghanistan, the American-led
crusade (now more politely known by Colin Powell's term "campaign") will
attempt to march on through the Middle East, next stop Baghdad.  After that
Hezbollah will be dealt with in Lebanon -- the Syrians to be told they
better get out of the way or else -- and then if the Israelis have their way
at least Iran's advanced weapons programs will be destroyed one way or
    After (maybe even during) this destructive orgy designed to forcefully
reassert a new "new world order", Pax America-style, expect then an attempt
to impose a "Palestinian State" --  not a real Palestinian State of course
but rather one created essentially by the Israelis themselves (aided as
always by the Americans of course) designed to further disguise the forced
colonization of the bulk of the resource-rich areas across the Green Line
that were captured in the 1967 war, another one of those historic Middle
East moments facilitated by the Americans.
     No matter how many denials and obfuscations come from official
Washington and those trying to camouflage what is really going on, the
American course -- one greatly influenced by the powerful Israeli/Jewish
lobby in the US -- is now set and about to start rolling across the enlarged
Middle East in a modern-day assertion of domination like was done by ancient
armies from Europe in centuries past.


[The Guardian -  Wednesday September 26, 2001]

          This12-minute interview with Mullah Omar
          Mohammad, the Taliban leader, was conducted
          in Pashtu for the publicly-funded radio channel
          Voice of America. The broadcast was pulled last
          Friday,  following objections from the State
          Department and the National Security Council.

Voice of America interviewer: Why don't you expel Osama bin

Omar: This is not an issue of Osama bin Laden. It is an issue of
Islam. Islam's prestige is at stake. So is Afghanistan's tradition.

VOA: Do you know that the US has announced a war on terrorism?

Omar: I am considering two promises. One is the promise of God, the
other is that of Bush. The promise of God is that my land is vast. If
you start a journey on God's path, you can reside anywhere on this
earth and will be protected... The promise of Bush is that there is no
place on earth where you can hide that I cannot find you. We will see
which one of these two promises is fulfilled.

VOA: But aren't you afraid for the people, yourself, the Taliban, your

Omar: Almighty God... is helping the believers and the Muslims. God
says he will never be satisfied with the infidels. In terms of worldly
affairs, America is very strong. Even if it were twice as strong or twice
that, it could not be strong enough to defeat us. We are confident
that no one can harm us if God is with us.

VOA: You are telling me you are not concerned, but Afghans all over
the world are concerned.

Omar: We are also concerned. Great issues lie ahead. But we depend
on God's mercy. Consider our point of view: if we give Osama away
today, Muslims who are now pleading to give him up would then be
reviling us for giving him up... Everyone is afraid of America and
wants to please it. But Americans will not be able to prevent such
acts like the one that has just occurred because America has taken
Islam hostage. If you look at Islamic countries, the people are in
despair. They are complaining that Islam is gone. But people remain
firm in their Islamic beliefs. In their pain and frustration, some of them
commit suicide acts. They feel they have nothing to lose.

VOA: What do you mean by saying America has taken the Islamic
world hostage?

Omar: America controls the governments of the Islamic countries.
The people ask to follow Islam, but the governments do not listen
because they are in the grip of the United States. If someone follows
the path of Islam, the government arrests him, tortures him or kills
him. This is the doing of America. If it stops supporting those
governments and lets the people deal with them, then such things
won't happen. America has created the evil that is attacking it. The
evil will not disappear even if I die and Osama dies and others die.
The US should step back and review its policy. It should stop trying
to impose its empire on the rest of the world, especially on Islamic

VOA: So you won't give Osama bin Laden up?

Omar: No. We cannot do that. If we did, it means we are not
Muslims... that Islam is finished. If we were afraid of attack, we could
have surrendered him the last time we were threatened and attacked.
So America can hit us again, and this time we don't even have a

VOA: If you fight America with all your might - can the Taliban do
that? Won't America beat you and won't your people suffer even

Omar: I'm very confident that it won't turn out this way. Please note
this: there is nothing more we can do except depend on almighty God.
If a person does, then he is assured that the Almighty will help him,
have mercy on him and he will succeed.