The Winning Team
And the winners are:
and Tricky Dicky
ENRON and HALLIBURTON
Arabic point of view, quoted from a commentary published by
... and the President made a fool of himself
( Click here for an overview of Bin Ladin`s speech
on the eve of the U.S. Presidential Election 2004 ! )
AL-JAZEERA opinion poll
for the Arabic community
Which is the predominant reason
for [CIA director] George Tenet's
resignation from office :
The failure in finding
banned weapons in Iraq ?
Reduction of the actual pressure
lasting on the Bush administration ?
Personal reasons ?
Thy will be done ...
Citation from Usama Bin Ladin`s latest speech :
بن لادن للشعب
(An independent English translation of the Arabic transcript,
made by the editor of BLUEPRINT magazine and based on
a complete version that was published by the Palestinian daily
AL-QUDS AL-ARABI on 1 November 2004.)
" It had already been understood by the "global prince"
Mohammad Atta - Allah be merciful to him - that all
operations should be accomplished within 20 minutes
before Bush and his administration could react. But it
never came to our minds that the supreme commander
of the American armed forces would go so far as to
leave alone 50.000 of his citizens in the twin towers
who were then facing the ultimate horror of perishing in
the violent ending of an era. It was in that very situation
of need, the president already seemed to be touched
with fear in his chat with that little girl about her little
goat which might give her a decent butt while all those
airplanes were just launching another butt at the sky-
scrapers. Such we were given thrice the time needed
for the execution of our operations - Allah be praised. "
There`s a pun included in the Arabic text that cannot
be translated appropriately. It is based on a linguistic
similarity between a "he-goat`s butting with his horns"
and the Arabic expression for "scratching the clouds"
that is used for the English word "skyscraper". W.W.
A Pious President's Prayer :
Book of Psalm / Chapter 109
Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;
For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth
of the deceitful are opened against me: they
have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
They compassed me about also with words of
hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
For my love they are my adversaries: but I
give myself unto prayer.
And they have rewarded me evil for good,
and hatred for my love.
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan
stand at his right hand.
When he shall be judged, let him be condemned:
and let his prayer become sin.
Let his days be few; and let another take his
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife
Let his children be continually vagabonds, and
beg: let them seek their bread also out of
their desolate places.
Let the extortioner catch all that he hath;
and let the strangers spoil his labour.
the Palestinian daily ALQUDS AL-ARABI (12-13/06/2004) :
It's not necessary to be a prophet when it comes to predict a double increase in number
of resistance fighters and a concentration of [their] operations, both, on the " crusaders' "
territories and in every Islamic environment that is linked to them, either on the base of
a [common political] system or for any other reason.
Sen. Edward Kennedy in his latest speech to the Senate on the 3rd anniversary of September 11, cited by the
WASHINGTON POST, when he accused the Bush administration of "arrogant ideological incompetence" :
"It is preposterous for the [Bush] administration to pretend that the war in Iraq has made America safer. .............
No president in America's history has done more damage to our country and our security than George W. Bush."
"The Devil You Should Not Know", excerpt from a commentary published by SYRIA TIMES, Damascus (20/10/2004)
Some people argue that "the devil you know is better than the devil you do not know". While reviewing the worldwide
rail of events, one comes to the conclusion that all the devils are worse than each other. The only difference that lies
between a devil and another is that one of them may be better equipped than the other. That is to say one of them may
have capital support and AIPAC admirers than the other has got. If you really wish to see the difference between a devil
and another, all you have to do is just pay a visit to the Gaza Strip or to the nearest Iraqi city on the map. If you can`t do
neither this nor that then watch the news on any satellite channel and you`ll discover for yourself the number of women
and children who are paying the price.
For the past four years of Bush`s term in office, the hail of rosy promises has never stopped. The man says: "It`s a better
world without them". The problem is that he is referring to the same scarecrows invented by the US administrations in the
eighties and nineties of the past century. The man tends to forget that Bin Laden first came into being as an ally to the United
States in the war it launched on the red "Communist Threat" as they preferred to call it. On the other hand, Saddam himself
was another scarecrow watching over the US field of interests. The devils he is referring to, all the time, are merely the
scarecrows he planted in the region in order to frighten anybody who dares to challenge the US dictate.
..... and it comes even harder .....
Next Target : The "Axis of Evil" Brazil-Venezuela-Cuba
FrontPageMagazine.com [28/04/2003] citing the
National Strategy for Combating Terrorism [02/03]
The Gathering Storm: The Brazil-Venezuela-Cuba Axis
The current governments of Brazil (da Silva), Cuba (Castro), and Venezuela (Chavez) are each home to the sort
of anti-American fervor that forms the foundation for most terrorist safehavens. Even more worrisome, they
stand poised to remake South America in their image through a well-organized strategy that brings to power -
via legitimate means (i.e. elections) - other leftist leaders whose political agendas and support for terrorist
organizations will undermine U.S. interests and the overall security of the Western Hemisphere. There will be
serious long-term implications if the U.S. does not develop a more efficacious strategic policy to deal with
the growing influence of these communist devotees.
PEOPLE'S DAILY online edition, Beijing, reported (08/07/2004) :
As was revealed by Argentinian and U.S. journalists, the Bush administration considered, only shortly after the
September 11 incidents, to bomb not only Afghanistan but the common frontier region of Argentine, Paraguay
and Brazil as well, in order to "fill the terrorists with fear". Though, there were no traces of terrorists detected in
that area, that plan was forwarded to President Bush by his Deputy Secretary of State for Defence.
RADIO HABANA CUBA [10/10/2004] cited by a semi-official European source :
The vice-President of Venezuela, Mr. José Vincente Rangel, made known that
his country`s government is demanding an explication from the U.S. for the
existence of terrorist training camps near Miami, expected to prepare actions
In his declaration made to the press, José Vincente Rangel referred to a long
report, illustrated with photos and published by the daily "Últimas Noticias".
That report denounced the existence of such camps and the presence there of
counter-revolutionaries from Cuba and Venezuela.
As the vice-President stressed, there shouldn´t be two different ways of talking
when it comes to fight terrorism. .....
THE MIAMI HERALD [12/10/04] citing WALLSTREET JOURNAL [03/02/04] :
As Cuba's oil debt to Venezuela tops $752 million, President Hugo Chávez,
a confidant of Fidel Castro's, becomes Cuba's biggest financial supporter.
[BLUEPRINT info : In exchange to the delivery of crude oil, Cuba is support-
ing a program of medical aid and an alphabetization campaign in Venezuela.]
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS, Caracas [10/01/2004] :
Nadie nos dice quienes son nuestros amigos
Nobody should tell us what friends we should have
President Hugo Chávez urged the U.S. government not to mingle with internal
affairs of Venezuela.
As to the manifestation of opinion, voiced from inside the U.S. government
and regarding both, the friendship between our Head of State and Fidel Castro
as well as accusations of a joined destabilization of the area, Chávez said :
"You should know that it is us who decide what friends we have or have not."