In this post 9/11 world, the Bush Administration uses terrorism as a pretext to do whatever they like, both at home and abroad. But there's a deafening silence from the White House on the topic of the terrorist mastermind, and leader of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.
"An excellent article in New Left Review, available online, is a review of NLR's Verso publication Afflicted Powers Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War by the Retort Collective.A collective effort they use Situationist theory of the Spectacle to analyze the current Bush...
"AP - Osama bin Laden promised never to be captured alive and declared the United States had resorted to the same "barbaric" tactics used by Saddam Hussein, according to an audiotape purportedly by the al-Qaida leader that was posted Monday on a militant Web site."
"Reuters - Israel's Mossad spy service and a
foreign counterpart enlisted a confidante of Osama bin Laden to
kill the al Qaeda leader in 1996 but the plan fell apart over a
political dispute, a newspaper said on Thursday."
AP - Al-Jazeera on Thursday broadcast portions of an audiotape purportedly from Osama bin Laden, saying al-Qaida is making preparations for attacks in the United States but offering a possible truce to rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan.
Conspiracy theories about the United States and its intentions continue to circulate throughout the Arab world. For example, some Arabs don't believe that Osama bin Laden was behind the 9-11 attacks. Others believe the United States is preparing to circulate an...