"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Monday, March 06, 2006

CNN.com - Muslims urged to make West 'bleed for years' - Mar 5, 2006

CNN.com - Muslims urged to make West 'bleed for years' - Mar 5, 2006: "'We have to prevent the crusaders from stealing the Muslims' oil, which is being drained in the biggest robbery in history,' the statement, attributed to No. 2 al Qaeda figure Ayman al-Zawahiri, said."

Stealing mid-east oil at umpteen ga-gillion dollars a barrel.

This after "Saudi authorities thwarted a suicide car-bomb attack on the Abqaiq oil-processing facility in eastern Saudi Arabia. The February 24 incident did not affect the facility's operations, Oil Minister Ali bin Ibrahim al-Naimi said, and five suspected Islamic militants that Saudi authorities linked to the attack died in a gunbattle near Riyadh three days later. "

The attack on the facility is what is known as a flip flop.


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